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 vk**  c&w  HjppRa&c  iW)  Mf������-;A. ������������������*-���������  fMMlsir *    s -  The  Klines  in  Kootenay are Anion;.  the  Etieliest   in  America.  ���������'<>  &'���������  ���������iw^^y/r^?^ |yy yiT^TTT^TT  ratiijij^w-'iiMPiuiLe^jiwP.j'jwiwr-j^rrigrr^w^  Whole Number 16^4.  Nelson,   British  Columbia,   Saturday,  August  26,   189^  S UBSC RIPTION    Pr1CE%','  Ready Cash is the  Best Introduction  To Present to . . .  Should you wish to Secure  any of the JBargins which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liqtwrs,    Hardware,   and  Miners' supplies afford.  NOTICE  to our Customers.  "We have adopted the Cash Basis, and have adjusted  our Prices to this Rule.  ISTo G-oods, whether G-roceries, Crockeryware, Glassware, Clothing,. Dry-. ��������� .Goods,  or   Liquors  and Cigars  at wholesale -will leave  Our  Store or Warehouse except for Cash.  ~~n������ Nelson, B. C.  e#  OF  mm:-.  ��������� m  akheSj   C3^oc^sj    JeWelleri^  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  /'���������������������������  i  BAKER   STREET,  /  NELSQSr,   B. G.  SKfflllllfi FOR.PLACE  PEOGEESS OF THE SILVER TIGHT IN  CONGRESS AND SENATE.  Full    text   of (Sic.   Bill    Ititroritieeri   in   lli������  Senate  for tho. Repeal   oV tlie   Sherman I that 6r nothing  Lsf-v.��������� Tlie   Solution  of   the   Vrohlem  is  Xurrowiiig <lown  to Ratio.s.  a dozen speculators, he said ruled the  country with an iron hand. It was time to  dissolve the partnership existing with Wall  street. Bankers and brokers were the advisers of,the president, and the result of  their arlvise was t..e bill to repeal the  Sherman act.  He  declared  himself in favor of Ihe free  and  unlimited  coiuage  of silver���������16 to 1.  ���������U^gS*  AMOTflHB 7BBa0H--0F.IT  PRANK    PLETOHER    TELLS    SOMETHING  RE-IMPROVEMENTS.  f OIDEMJLLY RICH OBE  (Continued from page 3)  flu the Seitntie.  "Washington, Aug. 22.���������Senator Allen  gave notice of the amendment he would  dffer to Vorhees' bill. It proposes to add  to (he repealing clause of that bill a provision that hereafter standard silver shall  be coined into dollars, halves, quarters,  and dimes, at the present ratio of 10 to 1,  under the same conditions as to mintage  and other charges enforced in relation to  the coioage of gold, and that the secretary  of the treasury shall, without unnecessary  "delay, cause all the silver bullion owned  by the government to be coined into silver  dollars, to be legal tender.  Senator Vorhees then took the flooi and  addressed the senate in advocacy of the  bill presented by him, discontinuing the  pnrohase of silver bullion.  He opened by explaining that the extra  session had b^en called because of lost  confidence in the financial world. Money  was simply a medium of exchange, and  metals -were useless for such purposes  without the s.amp of the government, but  it was the duty of the government to furnish a sound money. 'Ihe Sherman law he  characterized as a compromise born iu an  evil hour, the worst and darkest that ever  could befall the cause of bimetallism or  the honor and existence of silver as a money.    Ho characterized it  as  a republican  PARTICULARS OF THE STRIKES  WHITE GROUSE  MOUNTAIN  ON  Grey Copper ami ���������arJ>onate Found in an  Emiiiuu.se Vein M'hieh Wives fl'romiwec ������f  Assaying Avray np in. tlie Thousands.���������  Ui������li Percentage  of Copper.  measure  to induce isilvor mm to surrender  their rights to free coinage.  He congratulated the democracy that  uoi a single democratic vote had been cast  in favor of the ac*. As a bimetrdiist he  voted against the pa.-s'ige <>f the Sherman  Act, and ftr tlie same rea.-on he would  now vote Cor its repeal. He avowed his  unshaken faith that bilver would fmevei  remain one of the woiIds most potent factors of fiance, commerce and traffic in  daily transactions.  Senator Vorhees defended the president  from the charge of i  sincerity   iu  conneo  tion with the silver plank of the party, and  said Mr. Cleveland would fufil the pledges  he once made.  The people would not tolerate a single  gold standard, he said, and then he turned  his remarks to advance the scheme of a  state bank issue of currency. He ured the  necessity for financial legislation which  would furnish a sufficient volume of cur-  cency on the practicable basis guaranteed  by pjublic honor, to deprive individuals,  corpoiatip s or syndicates of power'to  couse a fluctuation in the amount of different cut reucies iu cyculatiou ; to maintain on a parity, gold, silver, and paper-  money ; to settle the status of oiivtr .aoney  by authorizing it 10 form a specie basis  required by ihe cq stitution for chartered  banks, and to overthrow the dangerous  centralization of the money power now  existing at two money centers in tlu hands  of a, few individuals by giving  the   people  of the state the riglit of home rule on the  subject of money, tlius securing them home  circulation. To thase five propositions he  added a carefully adjusted and graded income tax, as the most equitable and upright measure for providing government  revenue.  Senator Pasco on the Floor.  Washington, Aug. 23���������Senator Pasco of  Florida gave notice, to day of a substitute  to Vest's minority bill for silver coinage at  the ratio of 16 to 1. The substitute proposes that a commission composed of three  citizens of the United States be appointed  by the president to ascertain and determine  by the first of January next, a fair and just  ratio between, the actual intrinsic value of  silver and gold, as a basis for free coinage  of silver. After the result is arrived at  they are to. report to the secretary of the  treasury, the weight of pure silver to be  contained in dollars, halves, quarters and  dimea to be fixed and determined by him,  and the silver to be coined.  The senator spoke at great length.   Half  One of the most active portions of the  district just now is the White Grouse  Mountain country.  This new mining country which is reached by the Marysville landing at LalTrance  creek would appear from the discoveries  made up to date to bid fair to equal the  richest of the many rich portions of this  district.  The country lies brick from the lake some  miles, and is about 15 miles by trail from  the landing. The original location known  as the Copper .King was made by Robert  Locdhart, J. Black, Dave Gibsod and J.  Noble.  The group 'which consists o( six claims  lies near the top of the mountain. The  'ledge is well defined aud ca j be easily  1 tree >d over the ciunt-y for several miles.  jTne mineral con&i&ls of grey copper and  j ci.p_.jyf car bo at es, assays on which show  ! immense fLjiiies. Tue silver in some oi  the specimens nbsin i d runs from 300 to  ' 8000 and 9000 ounces, while ihe percentage  : of copper ruiib as high an 55 pi r Ci-nl.  The vein is of unusual width, and the  j pay streak nho'.vj as high as eight feet of  i almost clean ore.  Tho fi.ids if 11 oy are an.}, where near  1 what i^ ch imed for them must be some of  ' the bes! in ihe history of this region, and  | from the n mire of the cr*1 possesses;a p't-c-  j iiiiar value jtist ;:l the present time.-  J Almost every trip of the. .steamer Aius-  | worth lands a party of prospectors bound  i for the new field.-. There must be between  I two aud .three hundred men iu the hills  around White Grouse Mountain at the  present time.  The  couutry  lies very  close to the pro  posed   route   of   the  C P. R.  along  Goat  river, . au.l  miiy .hope   to  have  some day  adeqiio.fcetnuisporat.ion facilities..  The matter of putting ia a trail from  Marysviiie to the claimi is just now receiving the attention of tho.se in the district.  The Railway Company wi!J SJear its Proportion of tin'-, i'.xju-iiiliiiin.i Mtulc. last  Year by Iter Government, ami will also  ������lo .Wore work  tlpis  year.  Frank Fletcher-, the C. & K. land  commissioner- tendered an explanation  to the Miner yesterday with respect" to  the matter of the C. P. R. improvements which was discussed lust week, by  Premier- Davie and the representatives  of the South   Kootenay Board of Trade.  From Mr-. Fletcher it would seem that  the plan of the government and the'C  P. R.' company for earring out the improvements in Nelson has been greatly  changed.  Last year the government expended  the sum of $2,101.05, and it was supposed that the railway company was to  expend a similar amount, but Mr-. Fletcher- says not. Instead it has been  arranged thai the railway company  should divide this expense of  last  year.  On this year's improvements file railroad company has agreed l.o divide the  expenditures as in tho past. So far the  amount expended hy the C. &K. for- the  present year-amounts to $500, one-half  of which is payable by the government.  The Commissioner has been authorized to expend an additional sum of  $500. As soon as the amount to be  agreed upon for- the sower is sanctioned  this amount will' be likewise equally  divided and borne by the government  and lire, railway company.  A  .NEW CUE   SAGS  EASL0 GETS  EXCITED  Over the Sews that Onstruetiosi   will  I2egin  mi the fc:i.s!(t-S!ocnirit. R.  The rolling echoes that came down  the lake on Thursday evening'were not  caused hy distant peals of thunder-, as  some sirpposed. They were caused by  some gentle, -whisperings of joy let off by  the citizens of Kaslo.  On Thursday after-noon Win. Baillie  the secretary of the Kaslo-Slocan railroad  company, received a cipher dispatch  which when translated caused all the joy  and mirth. It was to the effect that a  contract had been let for the grading of  the road as far- as Bear lake, aud that a  large force of men will be put on at once  so as to push the work through before  the coming on of winter.  When this news was made public, the  people ' gathered in excited knots and  gave vent to their-feelings in rounds of  cheers. In the evening donfires were  lighted, and other demonstrations of  public feeling made manifest. No particulars regarding the details of the new  departure could be learned, but it is to  be hoped that it is true in substance, and  if so Kaslo is certainly to be heartily  congratulated.  J. A. Garland, of Calgary, is reported  to have purchased a fifth interest in the  Snow Bird mine, giving $10,000 for the  same.  Frank Fletcher returned from Regina  Thursday . night, having accompanied  his wife that far on her trip east.  ii. K.   Li*.-2i������i:i,.l2;i������{.?<. a tf!3ec-<':,������  <������������������������ a   Arterial,  K'attcrii.  For souin time pa.-t R. E. Lemon has  spent h.s .-���������p.ii-e moments i.������ figuring out  plans ana .->p. ciiicalions for an oi e sack  lirat wouni im el with ilhe approval of  the m'.inng  men.  Thinking thai lu-had solved tlie problem, he piaced ar trial -order- for 5,000  sacks. The speed with.-which the tradi-  tioi.ial hot cakes frded. a\\'ay was 'not- in  it wii h the manner m which ihi-se sacks  disappeared. A  R. ills, knows a good tiling as well as  tire next, and the Wires were' s.Kjn ticking for.20,000 'more, btiilr--<m tlie same  model. These are ar ready' practically  placed, one individual order for- 15,000  having been received.  The sacks are of Canadian manufacture, and along this line,'owing to the enterprise of one man, may be Duilt up a  lasting and remunerative business in  'which the 'manufacturers and transportation companies may alike share.  Miners who have seen the sacks .say  they are the best thing in that line which  they have ever handled, and orders for  the new goods are coming in every day  or' two.  THE -IIGHLA^DJR  /  .IzioJlier Tunnel to J������e Kiui i:i ojy a B.evel  5;)J Feei Jleloiv the I'l-nscat One.  Maxwell Stevenson, a prominent  attorney of Piiildelphia, owner- of the  Highlander- mineral property at Ains-  worth, speaking of the future development of his property informed a Spokane newspaper- man to this extent.  The property was surveyed last week,  and application made for a crown gr-ant.  The next, step will be to secure-deprth. I  wish to drive a new tunnel 500 /eet  below the present level or about 700 tvjet  above the level of the lake. Then \we  will'probably put in a rope tramway to  deliver- the ore to the boats. When  this is done ore can be delivered on board  ti/,,- boat at a cost of ten. cents per ton  at the outside.  There is plenty of good ore at Ainsworth, and it is certain to make a good  camp. One of the greatest needs is a  concentrator. I was surprised at the  progress the northern part of the coun-  has made during the past year.  R. J. Bealey has returned from a fly-  lng business trip to the coast.  Geo. Hughes continues to ship ore  from ."he Mountain Chief, and storing it  for "better days."  n  i  ,1  t  (  r  ������������������r-," __._"������j  r^7' I������vf3>i.  ���������.������.' ...       hI .     .     .1 ���������  /.������'-;.'���������-:���������-������  V  "<*'" "At-.-'r-"-:"  "T^-  <r������^  1 -W. ���������  u.  11.    >,*i  vy.r-s-.v  -���������- -Jin*.  -.v.*ft--' iVP? Y"'  ���������M   ���������������������������������!������ j|. .,  ?1W The Indian <:oiiii<-21 is <oiai)le!letl to Re  cede from its E'osifloii on the Silver  Question.���������!Sri!is:i Cress i'ostimeiifs on  the Situation.  ,\  Loirdon cables received in Wall street  report that the Indian council is preparing to recede from the position it took  when it closed the Indian mints to the  free coiuage of silver-, and is also selling  council bills below the arbitary fixed  rate of 154d.  In the absence of definite news it was  supposed the council had been unable to  maintain the rate of exchange on India  at the price fixed.  ���������It was originally the action of the  council in fixing ihe rupee price and  closing the mints that sent silver from  eight-two to sixty-two cents an ounce.  The action of the India council in  allot ing bills freely at 1 shilling 3.V pence  instead of 1 shilling, 4 pence, created a  great deal of comment among the bullion buyers and others.  Some dealers thought it meant the  abandonment of the attempt to establish a gold standard of value for the  rupee. They were not so sure however  whether it indicated an early re-establishment of free coinage in India or- not.  The currency situation is unchanged,  the brokers paying 14 to 2 per cent  premium. Spot gold 2 @ 2-h per cent  premium.  . The Loudon cables referred to were as  follows :  The money market was surprised and  disturbed by the sale of Indian colonial  drafts at Is. 3������d. "When the Indian  mints-were closed to the free coinage of  silver the council fixed the rate for  drafts at Is. 4d., and the sudden reduction caused a general feeling of uneasiness. Tenders for- bills ai Is. 3hd. were  refused. In consequence of the reduction in the price of drafts rupee paper  dropped Hd. I  A Typical Site for a large City, being level bench land, perfectly adapted for Building Purposes,  - ������>: : anil is the SELECTED junction of _ the Eiver and -Railway Transportation.  is the only natural location for a Centre'of Supply for the great Placer and  Hydraulic Mines of the Pend d'Oreille and Salmon Rivers, and the Gold and  - Silver Mines of Trail Creek.  is the Construction Headquarters  of the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway,  and will always be a splendid location for supply warehouses.  PRICES : $150 for Corners ; $100 for Inside Lots  TEEMS : One-third Cash, one-third in 2 months,  one-third in 4 months, with interest at  8 per cent, on deferred payments.  TITLE   CROWN   GRANT  PURCHASERS   CAN   APPLY  At NELSON', to HAROLD SELOUS  At SAYWARD, toW.M. NEWTON  At 1ST A K AIMO, to M ARO "D S WOLFE  At KASLO, to J. L. RET AI,LACK  At "VICTORIA, Kboin'jro. 7, Board of Trade building  JOSHUA   'DA VIES,   Manager.  APPLICATION FOIt ���������WATER .LEASE.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  N  )  /  s The Times in its financial article on  the situation says:���������" Denver- and Rio  Grande .���������'������������������preferred' was quoted higher  yesterday owing to the absurd impression that the Indian1 government was  about to re-open the mints to silver,  whether the decision taken lately on  this subject was wise or not, it is not at  all likely that the government would'  interrupt it as soon as this. The origin  of the rumor was the. reduction of the  Indian council in selling drafts at Is. 'Ski  From the beginning it was doubtful  whether the council would be able to  force the market to buy on their own  terms. The fact that Indian exports  would be immediately contracted and  Indian imports expanded, thus simultaneously reducing the damand for and  increasing the supply for remittance to  the east, had, we must assume been  overlooked or not sufficiently provided  for. Moreover no account could have  been taken of other means of remittances which at a pinch could be and actually were made use of, such as rupee  paper, and even silver.  On the other hand we fear the majority of tlie council over-estimated the  rapidity with which cessation of coinage would begin to give the rupee a  monopoly value. This was a matter on  which if. would have been foolish for  any outsider to offer .any opinion, but,  arguing on purely a priori ground, we  should certainly have thought it rash to  assume that a cessation of less than two  ^months could possibly affect the value  ���������of an article of which so large an  amount was known to exist. Perhaps  the stoppage of mintage for a year may  produce some effect, but that is in no  wise certain."  OTICE is hereby given that Frank Fitch, as  . agent for Maxwell Stevenson, has filed the  T OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY necessary  papers, Jand  made   application for a  days aft'ur date  1 intend to apply to the   Crown Grant in lavor of the " Highlander " min-  Jlonorable Commissioner of Lands and Works for   oral claim.  \\'o.st Kootenay District fur a lease of-%U00 inches Tlie  " Highlander "  is situated about half a  of water, to bo taken from the Three Forks of   mile south   of Ainsworth, and one-quarter of a  Carpenter Creek at a point about live miles from   miie li\,m Kootenay Lake.  NOTICE.  tho mouth of Carpenter Creek, the water to be  used for milling, mining, water works, domestic  and other purposes.  CHARLES HUGON1N.  Nelson. June 19, 1S93. 155-S  Adverse claimants will forward their objee  tions within sixty days from the date of this  publication'.  N. fitzstubbs,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, Aug. 23, 1S03. Aug 2(J  gi]s*Btn-;.wK ���������<������i;ect n������������t*c;k.  N THE SUPREME  -      COLUMBIA.  COURT   OF   BRITISH  NOTICE.  ... In probate.  In the goods of John Sandon, deceased.  TO  ALL WHOM  IT MAY CONCERN : O  Whereas John Sandon, late of the District of  West Kootenay, and Province of British Columbia, formerly of the Province of Quebec, died on  or about the 9th day of February, A. D., 1893, in  the district of West Kootenay, aforesaid, and by  his last will and testament appointed one Joseph  Hetherington of the District of West Kootenay  aforesaid his sole Executor and Legatee.  Take notice that an application will be made on  Friday, the fifteenth day of September, A. D. 1893  on behalf of the Joseph Hetherington, to the  Supreme Court of British Columbia, at Victoria,  British Columbia, for probate of the will of the  said John Sandon, deceased.  J. H. Bowes,  Baker Street, Nelson,   <*���������  British Columbia.,  Solicitor for Joseph  Hetherington.  Dated at Nelson B. C, this 1st day of August,  A. D., 1893.  MINERAL  ACT,  1893.  Notice of Application lor Certiricatc of  improvements.  "Jay Gould "   Mineral Claim.  "���������AKE  notice  that I, as agent for the Shafer  Gold   and   Silver   Mining   Company, free-  miner's certificate No. 43,040, intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Mining Recorder, and action  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  THOMAS JOHNSON.  Dated this 18th day of August, 1893,  Ainswdrth, B. C. Aug 26  ~VT OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY  -*-^ days from date hereof I intend to apply for  a Crown grant to the "Etna" mineral claim  situated on Toad Mount on, West Kootenay District. This application will be made under clause  35, " Mineral Act. 1891."  Copies of the field notes and plat can be seen at  the ofticc of the Government agent, Nelson.  CHARLES VAN NESS.  Nelson, B.C., July 10th, 1893. . 158-8  Through Tickets Issued,  Baogaoe Check ed to Destination,  "  '/ Nb.'_Co,STb'ars''DvrFFictJLTiES.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist   Sleeping   Cars   and   Free Colonist  I Sleeping Cars. ''   .  .  For information as to rates, time, etc., apply-  to nearest agent, <3>  NOTICE.  -j^ OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A. S.  -1-^ FARVVELL, as agent for the Josephine  Mining Company, has filed the necessary papers  and made application for a Crown grant in favor  of the " Josephine" mineral claim. The "Josephine" is a northerly extension of the "Highland,"  Lot 258, Group 1, and is situate about 2h miles  north-west from Ainsworth. Adverse claimants  will forward their objections within CO days from  the date of thispublication.  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B.C., July 20th, 1893.  .8. HAMILTU.Y, Agent, NELSON,  Or to <JEO. McL. KKOWN,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  COLUMBIA   &  KOOTENAY  STEAM "NAV.-..CO.  (limited)  TIME   CARD   NO.   8.  NOTICE.  ka.vk xothi:.  T  TAKE NOTICE  On and after this date the undersigned  banks will receive American notes at a discount  of one per cent.  BANK OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.  BANK OF   MONTREAL.  Nelson, Aug. 15, '93  CKOWN GRANT AlM'tlCATIOS.  MINERAL ACT,  1893.  Notice of application for Certificate of  Improvements.  " Shafer" Mineral Claim.  HPAKE notice that 1, as agent for the Shafer  -*-    Gold and   Silver   Mining   Company,   free  miner's certificate No. 43,t>40, intend sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Mining Recorder, and action  commenced before the issuance of such certificates of improvements.  THOMAS JOHNSON.  Dated this 18th day of August, 1833,  Ainsworth, B. C. Aug 26  The Standard regards the Indian  council's action as a complete confession  of failure seldom paralleled in the action  of governments.  The Financial News says:���������"What  further results will flow from the Indian  council's action it is impossible to fortell.  It virtually nullified the step taken on  June 26, and logically must sjoner or  later lead to the question whether, after  all it is not better for the Indian government to admit its blunder ai d re-open  the mint."  NOTICE   OF   APPLICATION.  Blue Jay Mineral Claim  New Denver Minining District.  TAKE NOTICE THAT WE, R. E. LEMON,  free miner's certificate No. 49,312, and Scott  McDonald, free miner's certificate No. 46,425, intend sixty days from date hereof to apply to the  Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Mining Recorder, and action  commenced before the issuance of such certificate  of improvements.  Dated this first day of August, 1893. ���������  NOTICE.  MINERAL ACT,  1893,  Notice of application for Certificate of  Improvements.  "Bobtail" Mineral Claim.  TAKE notice that I, as agent for the Shafer  Gold and Silver Mining Company, free-  miner's certificate No. 43,640, intend sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further. take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Mining Recorder, and action  commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  THOMAS JOHNSON  Dated this 18th day of August, 1893.  Ainsworth, B. C. .      Aug 26  NOTICE  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  Wellington Mineral Claim.  TAKE NOTICE THAT I, AS AGENT FOR  the Kootenay & Columbia Prospecting and  Mining Company Limited, free miner's certificate  No. 44,298, intend sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certi fica te  of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a  Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Mining Recorder, and action  commenced before the.issuance of such certificate  of improvements.  EDWARD WATTS  Dated this first day of August, 1893. Aug 5  INTO EFFECT  SUNDAY,   AUGUST 13,   1893.  TRANSPORTATION TIME TABLES  The Cheapest and Most Direct Koute,  From NELSOJJ, KASLO and aU Kootenay  Points  To the PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TRAINS    TO AN������ JFROM   NELSON   DALLY.  Direct Connection at Rohson every  Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday Evening,  With Steamer for Revelstoke, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific Eastbound  and Westbound through trains.  REVELSTOKE ROUTE  Str. COLUMBIA connecting with Canadian  Pacific Railway at Revelstoke for all Eastern  and Coast-points Leaves Robson���������Tuesdays, and  Fridays at 7 p.m.  Leaves Revelstoke���������Mondays and Thursdays  at 5 a.m.  Passengers from Nelson should take the C. &  K. train leaving at 3 p. m. Tuesdays and Fridays.  NORTHPORT ROUTE  Steamer COLUMBIA, running in connection vvitli tlie C. & K. Railway and tlie S. F. & N.  Railway between Nelson and Spokane, making  close connection at Spokane with Northern Pacific, Great Northern and Onion Pacific for all  points east and west.  Leaves Robson���������Tuesdays and Fridays at  5 a.m.  Leaves Northport���������Tuesdays and Fridays at  1 p.m. Passengers for Spokane should take C. &  K. trains leaving Nelson at 3 p. m., on Mondays  and Thursdays.  Tourists from Spokane for Glacier, Banff and  other C.P.R. resorts make close connection ato  Robson with boats for Revelstoke.  KASLO ROUTE  Steamer NELSON  Sunday���������Nelson to Kaslo.  Monday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Tuesday���������Kaslo to Nelson.  Wednesday���������Nelson   to   Kaslo,    thence   to  Lardo and return to Kaslo.  Thursday���������Kaslo to N elson and return.  Friday���������Kaslo to Nelson.  Saturday���������Nelson to Kaslo and return.  Steamer leaves Nelson for Kaslo on Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 a. m., and on Sundays,  Mondays and Thursdays at 3 p. m.  Steamer leaves Kaslo for Nelson on Mondays,  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a .m.,  and on Saturdays at 3 p.m., connecting with,  all trains on tne C. & K. railway to Robson.  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc.,  apply at the  Company's offices, Nelson, B.C.  J.'W. Troup, Manager.  fi&*  HMMfiffiKEwM  mr������^iHii������wwi^^ , THE MINERr NELSON,:';B: C./SATURDAY,- AUGUST ^26,  1893.  $"  tf  SIMM} ������PIii  PBOGBESS OF THE SILYEE FIGHT IN  ; ^OONGBESS AND .SENATE.  Full text of the Bill Introduced ;la the  Senate for the Repeal of the Sherman  taw.���������The Solution of the Problem In  Narrowing down to Ratios.  The full text of the repeal bill intro  duced into the senate, omitting the en  Acting.' clause,, is: <  That so much of the apt approved Jnly, j  14, 1890, entitled "an act directing the  purchase of silver bullion and the issue'  of treasury notes thereon, arid for, other,'  purposes," as directs the secretary1 of  the treasury to purchace from time to  time silver, bullion to the, agregate  amount of 4,500,000 ounces, or so much  thereof as maybe offered in each mouth  at the market price therefor, not exceeding^ for 371.25 grains of pure silver,  an.d! to, issue., in^'payment.,for such. purchases " treasury notes of the United  States, be, and the same is hereby repealed; a.nd it is. Hereby declared to be.  the policy of the United States to continue the use of both gold and silver as  standard money, and to coin both gold  and silver into money of equal intrinsic  an&rexclmngeable value, such equality  to be secured by means of international  agreement or by such safeguards of leg  Ml  mi  >  -  'TV  33  ^41L  A nezv : Railway under'Construction.  Buy.-before'the^Market rises in the Railway  'Gentre .and  Seat  of Government of  rWest Kootenay.  Choice: Building-a     Residence;Property\  REBATE ALLOWED FORrTHE ERECTION ;OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also, Lots for Sale in      NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps; etc., to  ��������� - FRANK FLETCHER, iLand CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co.,, Nelson,-B.C.  islation as will insure,the. maintenance  of parity in value of the coins of the two  metals and the equal power, of every dollar at all times in the markets and in  payment; of debts, and it is hereby further declared that. the, efforts of this-  government should be steadily directed  to'tlieestablisKJent of a safe system of  bi-rnetallism as* will maintain at all,  times the equal power of every dollar  coined or issued by the United States in  the;markets and in payment of debts.  The Situation.  Washington, Aug. 21.���������Half a month  of'the special session of congress hasj|  passed, and the.third week of the finan-  cial .contest, has, opened with both parties  confluent, but with many significant  changeVin the situation.  Republican: senators from the silver  states have reiterated with greater emphasis their loyality to the silver cause,  while Senator Vorhees, with free-coin-:  age men for 20..years; has.-.surprised his  former friends by declaring ^for uncon-  di^ionai repeal of thefg,hej^a;i apt.  .|||iu|...the,vdisappointment which the  rerieal^men^ felt, when; .Senator Vest of  Missouri   so .emphatically declared for-  free coinage and against unconditional  .   repeal, has been more than offset by the'  ������������������������������������   ac;ces������ion to their ranks of Senator Vor-  hefes?  Bu������ the free coinage men in the  senate.are still resolute and determined.  "  One familiar with the situation , cannot/  1  ho^e ������oV % final, settle iii.entjof-;:.the. \qu.es-..  tionih^the/.sexiate.without discussion;  ' extending   through, many   weeks,,and  ' Yotei'u^Qu'theihriumerable propositions  to' be'submitted^^by the silver men in:  case, of the defeat of their leading -pro-'  s position.  Congressman Bryan, who by common  ��������� consent, ib^aepprded^the,'place of chief  lieutenant to chairman Bland, gives the  * following: estimate of the situation.  " The canvas is not sufficiently complete to. make an accurate, statement as  to the ypte'in the house. I am satisfied  however that.the majority of. the mem-'  bers of the house fayor.: free coinage at  some.ratio. Most of the advocates:of  free coinage are in fav.orof ;.the.,preseht  ., ratio -16 to 1, but others favor ratios as'  ��������� high as 28 to 1. j The propositions sub-  . mitlerj, to,the, tyouse dp; nqt go higher  .  than 20 to 1, but if no agremeut is reach-  the frends of silver will continue to re-?  sist unconditional repeal, hoping to  secure some affirmative legislation after  ��������� the committees-"are organized. 'When  :  the matter, comes before congress againj  it not only possible but probable, that  unconditional repeal will be defeated,  '��������� even' if ������the silver.pien fail to carry out  free coinage or the Bland law. 1 believe  the sentiment in favor of silver is increasing, and. from letters I received I  am satisfied the growthof the sentiment  is not confined to the west.  Congressman Jerry Simpson, leader  of ..the populist members, in the house,  has taken a great deaf of satisfaction  out of the enabarassing situation in  which the two old parties find themselves. ���������' He thinks the. Sherman act will  be repealed only after a satisfactory1  concession to the silver men.  To Test Their Strength.  The silver- men in - the senate have  decided to test their strength without  bringing up the question - of., unconditional repeal.- - The plan which has been  devised will avoid the risk of a vote on  unconditional repeal., The plan is to  dispose of the banking bill first. The  silyer.men expect the banking bill to be  amended in such a way as to develope it  into a broad and general financial measure,  -' With - silver out of the question,  amendments are likely to be adopted  such as will either meet with the approval of the silver men or not be violently  opposed by them. J  If no,silver amendment is attached to'  the bill it is likely to pass the house, but  itis understood to-be part of the plan of  the silver; men to-have an amendment  offered providing for the, free coinage of ���������'  silver at the ratio of 20 to 1,  or for any  other silver proposition -which  may de'-;  velope   the   greatest    strength *.in   the,  house. ���������  ' "  MfS FR0I TIE ;MRTfl  TB0UT LAKE 0ITY HAPPENINGS-FOB  THE FAST WEEK.  The Citizens A inns e Themselves with Ania-  ,    teur ..Theatricals   in .which .Some. Well  Known u i'eqple . Coyer-..Them.st;l,vc.s with  ������lorv uud I>istiuct������on.  UAXKI.VO BIO USES.  BANK  OF  IRIT1SH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL J j>a 1(1 up), ������000,000  '(With power to increase.)  KESEUYE FIISO,  *2(JO,000      .  $9,920,000  1,365,������������3  ..Where: the Question Illnffes.  It becomes apparent as the debate  in the house progresses that the first;  test of strength between the "silver and.  the anti-silver forces: will be;':shown on  the ,substitute of free coinage at a ratio,  of 16 to 1, instead of- 20 to 1, .which has,  been the popular impression among the  anti-silyer^men.  The weak points in the scale of ratios-  above 16 to 1 have developed gradually.  Messrs. Bland, Bryan and other veteran  silverites are telling their followers that  an increase in ratio would be a concession to the single gold standard fort and-  would be an admission that the future.!  use of silver as. money must depend, onj  its in trinsic value instead. of the. stamp  of the government,, and would be subject to" a change'' just as the price of  bullion fluctuates.  Shermanon'the Coinage Movement.  Senator Sherman,  in  a letter to an  Ohio friend, says that he thinks, it, best:  for coinage to move slowly, until some  thing effective can be done.    Th&,finan  cial situation is gradually becoming bet-;  tef and the; belief is" becoming-general'  that all that is wanted, is an. increase  in the currency of national  banks and:  the suspension of further  purchases of  silver.    The latter he does not: regard as  important, except to dissipate the fears  of the'capitalists that we are coming to  a single silver standard.  THAT 0E0WS' NEST EOAD  The  Line  Hn.v Keen JLocnU'.il Again by the;  Spokane   Ilevlov.  The Spokane Review in a recent issue'  contains   the   following :���������The   Crow's  Nest   pass   road   has   been located and.,  according to General  Manager Gait of  the Great Falls & Canada, work will  be  pushed forward with due rapidity,as  soon as arrangements can be made to,  render secure the financial part of the;  undertaking. '  Money wihV.be .fprthcpiping^Mr. Gait  adds, and as a guarantee of the earnestness of the undertaking he. mentions the'  fact that a'force of men'are now at work  widening the narrow guage line beyond  Lethhridge.  While the,above smacks of ancient  history it is true, in substance. The  requirements of trade demand that the  road be built, and it will be built, probably commenced next year, but there  is no manifest hurry.about  the matter.  Charles Van Ness, ,.the, well-known  Nelson hotel man has been rounded up  by the nespaper men on ..the other side  of the line and asked for a reason of the  faith which was in  him.'    He gave it tp  a considerable extent, and it   goes with- ,5,...i.���������      out saying that it was  the right kind of lThe'MiNER  talk.  A man named- Metcalf, while woik-  ing on the Healy creek trail was severely injured by a falling tree. - He has  been taken to Revel&tok'e for. treatment,  and it is thought that he- will:probably-  recover.  A. Cassel has located another claim  near the head'Of-Fish creek.  ������������������ Several placer miners have been doing  well by working.crevices in the Lardeau  canyon.-  pkn.ielDw.ye.r and -.Jtwp* more  J,eft.on the.lOth, withu(their .little .buck-  ,skhi,nags.y Most of  the.gold is coarse,  some pieces weighing upwards of 5,dwts.  f; .Several claims. of auriferous . quartz  .have,been located during the week,  one  of .which assayed; $46 to the ton.  Angus White sold a ,half, interest, in  one,of his claims this, week..'- The price  paid is not known.  . i,Owing,tp;.the ..depressed.; statej of i the  silver market ..business^ throughout;,the;  .district is. unusually dull,,,and is ; likely?  to continue so .^until. the-intentions, off  congress iWith.regarvd to the;silver, ques-  :t.ion;are.knpwn.  ���������f j Mr^lCJpiHn, a-.Newt-Xprk.vvba.ii.ker, ,ar-  ,riMe.d tp-rday.i: He is on a hiinting, trip,  and will.I^ake,Tpp^ftJ^|a^:e/Cityrhishead-  qnarters for some weeks.  A most enjoyable entertaiument ^wa*:  given, an *tHe  Denver street hall .last1  night, the. talent, being entirely local.  The following wag the programme:  Songs:���������"Bid me discourse"^-J.: Stati-  ber;"Let nie dream again"; E. Barchard;  "Now's.the time for disappearing," MrA  Patterson;   "Ye  spotted   snakes,"   Mr.  Le Roy; "My mother bids rnebind myi  hair," H. Xaugrell;   "I   stood   on    the,  bridge;at   midnight," A.-,f Abi*ah.amson;  "Water, water everywhere,''  D. Bogle;  .".I. am..an ,artless:.thing,"</. Miss s Maggie  Williams; "Oh! Hdw.Ixshp,uld like some  pfthat,"R." EV'Cpok; ^Trust,  her not,  she's.f^pjr'ng.thee," S. A, Roberts.  '. The .entertainment.^concluded, with a  .spi.-eaming, farce entitled :'fTh^_ way. we  divenow," which was ..yeryA.well., played  (by Messrs. A. H., Harrison,. S.. A. ^pb-  erts,a.nd   E, Barchard. . ,'JChe.   pfoceeds  will ,be.sent to ,the Tecen.tly..established  PI} ippSj hospital.     .  .Edwin Mannsel. is..progressing, favor-  ', ably, and will,qrobably be, around, again  sooner than was at first expected.  . .The .only,sumruer. frost..this .yeai\ occurred on.the morning, of .the  10th.    It  .was nq.t sufficiently seyere.to,cause any  |, damage.  .;Much;discontent is   expressed at   the  continued   irregularity, of   the   mails.  .More; than half of ..the,,mail: matter ap-  pears^tp.lpse itself befpre-, r.eaching the  lake, and.the remainder arrives at  odd  times.    No one admits, any .responsibility in . the; matter, .and,:no, satisfaction  can, be; obtained from ^hje. post rpffice, authorities.  -    Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  ,Ne\v .Westmin-  a���������Victoria,, yancouver, ���������Ne\  e'r', Xaiiainid and Kamloops.  CiNADA-  ' Vte'r,  United States���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  " \   in'a, and. Seattle.  HEAD: OFFICE; 60 Lombard street, LONDON,  England.       ������-���������--��������� .     .       .  .;vA(JENTS AND OOEEESPONDENTS;  CANXI3a���������Canadian. Bank of, pomiherce  and'  " ' "brarichc1-; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  ���������t  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada,and bran-  /   chesiAMol^ons Bank and branches; Bank of  . " Nova' Scotia.  .UNITED, STATES���������Ag-ents. Canadian Bank of  Commerce1, New YorK:  Bank of Nova Scotia. Chicago. i  -��������� Tradoi-a',National Bank, Spokane,  MOTELS.  WATSON,, B. O.  The TOWX  OF WA.TSOX is situated, between  Bear and; Fish, Lakes, on. the .Kaslo-Slocan  wagon road, 20 . rnilos,, from .Ka&lo and   10  , milesfrom  New Denver, is the most central  point in Slocan district.  The WATSON HOTEL is one of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country^ Thc-din-  - ing room and kitchen are in charge of.fqmale  -help of experience^   Th(3 bar .is stocked with  ,, the best tbrands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER; & WATSON,  PROPRIETORS.  SPOKTXKCi. GOODS.  Q AVINGS -DEPARTMENT-  ,o-    --������������������" ���������  .., Deposits received at ������1 anil upwards, and  iriterost 'allowed (present rate1) at'3������ per cent.  ,   pur anrium. l  GRANGE V. HOLT,  ..Nelson, July 17,1893. .Asrcnt.  if Monliial.  ^CAl'iT.Mi <"U- pai4 :?iB),/9i%oo9,poo  KEST,       .      .'���������'..    .      ^..CiKW^OOO  JSir DONALD A,- SMITH,....;....., .I^residenti  '^on, -.Gm, A..\ DRUMMOND,.... .yipe^President  :M. S. CLQUSTON.  .General Manager  Nelson..Bianph:, .N,, W.\P:prner,lJa|cej:.4aiid;  .Stanley Streets.  Branches in,LoDdon (EhKland), New York  and  . , Chicago and ia the principal cities in^Canada.  Buy and 8ell.stprling exchajoge and cable.tranf ere.'  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any part of the. world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  ^SAYUSIGS   BANK  BRANQH.  Rate of interest at present 3J. per cent.  .   HOTELS.  Three Forks Hotel  ���������   . /  Winchester Rifles; in 38-56v;> 40-tf5r  40-82, 45-70, 45-90, and So'-llOcuiibers^witb  octagan barrel, price, $18.00. ���������/  ���������������������������.-< ...    ��������� ��������� -,;,,--. /  -,-, ^Yincbester,.-.Rifles/, in;,;4^;, calibres  either model of 73 or 72, price, ^16.00. with  octagan, or. $15.00 with, round barrel.  Marlin Eifles, model of '89, -with  octagan barrel, 44 calibre, price S18.00  ; M;arlin:EiflestHmodel,'03, 38-55 pal-  -ibr.e, octagan barrel,-. case-hardengjj mpunt-  ings,.priGei3.20,00. '.'���������    "     '"  ���������; Tisdali & Greener shot guns.  < l^eiwhouse,; Hawjey, .^ndv ��������� Npr^ouTtj  bear, beaver,,and other teaps..  ���������Rogers'Hunting.Knives.  CHiarI@s:E.jTis(lall  .-������UXIIIAK.ER,    ;'  A^^I^O.QXT^JEH,, :^B_ p.  BlilLIM.VG, JIIATEUU.L  The  J        STOCK or  SUBSCRIBER-HAS; IN'  en  route from  the  From Acrous the Sea.  The Colonies and India and American  yisitor, a weekly journal of general information published in London, Eng.,  reached the editorial table of the Miner  ,t his. week.  Arapng a vast araowntfof, ne.ws .items  from  all parts of the world  is a,, paragraph  on the Kootenay. copntry. from  ftVerily., qur, fame; is., going  abroad.  ��������� E. .0. OARPENTEE, Manager.  All the principal rnines in Slocan District can.be  reached in from two to seven miles frorn this  hotel, which islocated at Three Forks on Car-j  penter creek.  The Dining Room is under the irnmediate sup-  cricntendoncc of Mr. C. Bowen, formerly of  Windsor hotel of Butte, Montana, arid the  i RogersAhotel, Missoula, who will see to it  ,. that, the i-.uisine of thp Thrqe. Forks is not  excelled b>" that of, any other, hotel in. \Vest  Kootenay.  Coast .'  i Car load Glass, Paints a?id Oils.  2  Carload Sash and Doors.  2  Carload Dry  Clear Fir  Flooring, /-  inch,  i Carload Dry, Clear Fir Ceilings 4;i};cU  I  Carload Factory  Cedar,  An   Immense   Stock of  Common  Lumber, .. Shingles,    Laths,   Moulding r  Etc., as usual.  \.       - -  ���������  G. O. Buchanan,  Special Katt'x Tor Weekly Boarders.  Private Itooisis for Transient iincstH.  Josephine Street.  ^Hughes &,Reisterer, Prpps.  -sg) ^NELSON'^B'.'.O.J  Kootenay Lake;  ��������� Saw?? it'  NELSON 4N������> KASLO.   '  .>lIS���������KI,L,VNKOB'S.  fSSOTIGES.  "Initial Post"   Xotices.  drawn  iij> iiii<!<'r'  .'tlie   provisions i of tli������-    new, .Vliaiux.  ..let. and kIvIhk lin-lil <Ili-<<-H<������ii> !:;���������-.������  to Stake a Claim under this Art   m.-iv'  .. l������e. procured Jrom  Turner Bros.'  Gilker& Wells, ������������������  Tea. C'entsper cop.r.  , Nelson New*. Depot.  In lbtsdf: 50 and 100 at The Miner Oflicc-  ,/-  V  ��������� a  ������^ \  THE MINER,  NELSON, B. C., SATURDAY, AUGUST   26,  1893.  Qiht ^ftiner.  Tjie Mixer is printed on Saturdays, provided  the .stair is sober, and will be mailed to any  address in Cannda or the United States, for  one year on receipt of two dollars. Those  desiring sample copies will secure same on  receipt of ten cents.  Contract Advertisements inserted at the rate  of ������.'i per inch, (down tlie column) per month  and as much more as patrons will stand.  Transient Advertisements inserted at the  rate of 15 cents per line first insertion, and 10  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running for shorter periods  than three months is classed transient.  Quack, Cure-All, Private Remedy, and Ncxt-to-  Purc-Rciuling-Matler advertisements are not  wanted.  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  order.   Prices to match,  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  nelson,   b.c.  SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST.  Once upon a tinier certain scientific  man made what he considered an important discovery, and this was given  to the world in the now famous theory  of "the survival of the fittest."  The theory holds good when applied  to towns as well as to types of animals  and races.,  We are having just   now an  illustration   of   this. fact   in  the  condition of  affairs in this district.    In all such  districts there is found to  be, as time goes  . on, one place, which by a combination of  circumstances, is   better fitted . than all  the remainder, to become  tlie center of  population  and  trade.    That town will  survive    difficulties   which   will    drive  many   another   with   seemingly   equal.,  advantages to the wall.  Such is the town of Nelson. Never  before in the history of this section has  it been so clearly demonstrated, that  here is the natural supply depot of this  country. There has not been so much  "of the froth and fuss about the place in  time past, and it appeared at one time  almost too quiet as compared with some  of .the booming places in the surrounding country. But there came a time  when things began to look dull, and the  business thermometer iu many places  began to fall down toward a point indicative of a decided chill.  Anxious eyes were turned toward the  glass which registers for Nelson, and to  the surprise of many it has been found  to stand along very near its old gentle  summer heat.    And so it will remain.  These times while trying to many,  and in more ways than one, have served one good turn at least.    They have  without, to some extent at least, bettering the condition of silver. .  The cables from London to the effect  that the Indian Council is on the verge  of reconsidering its hasty action regard"  ing the Indian mints.puts a new and  favorable color on the matter. Should  this be done, and the mints of India be  again opened to free coinage, the silver  question will be about settled without  any special favors from the American  congress.  This would do away, to a great extent with the fear of any protective legislation which would damage the silver  industry on this side. As the United  States silver has to a considerabl extent  found its way into the markets of India  and as this is always an available opening for any surplus, it is not to be supposed that the United States would be  so short-sighted as to expect to market"  their -silver free here and elsewhere  when,they hacLplaced restrictive measures oh silver coming in.  Viewed in its different lights the outlook is more encouraging than at any  time since the Indian mints closed.  shown that Nelson is built-in the right  place, and that those who  have  cast in  their   lot   with   her.  have  not erred in  judgment.  In days to come those who are now  - jogging along with-the town will not  have cause to consider themselves the  victims of mis-placed confidence.  '���������'��������� It is a question of the survival of the  fittest, and Nelson is surving with a big  capital S.  THE SILVER SITUATION.  There is.but little to report in the way  of actual progress in silver circles for  the week past. No definite action has  yet been taken, though we are in possession of the text of a repeal bill which  seems to find favor in the senate.  The appointment of Bland of Missouri  as chairman of tho committee on coinage is a step in the right direction, and  will no doubt result in good, as it is well  known that he is a good friend to silver.  , The whole tone of the dispatches  would cause one to think that eastern  capi tal and influence is gradual ly work ing  a change, in what at first appear ed to .be  the solid ranks of the free silver* men.  It is .to be hoped that enough will stand  fast to force a compromise that will be  something else than empty sound.  The fact is becoming more and more  patent that,the, whole matter hinges on  the question of a value ratio. In this  direction alone can the West, now hope  for any thing satisfactory. If they are  sufficiently strong to force the ratio to  anything below 20 to 1 the move can be  regarded in the light of a victory.  From the tone of the bills formulated  .since the opening of the special session,  it is reasonable to hope that congress  means to firmly establish bimetallism as  ordinarily understood, as a defined principal in the financial policy o/. the United  A SALMON RIVER   TRAIL.  As will be seen elsewhere in this issue  there are some gentlemen in town who  are representing the placer and other  miners down along the Salmon river.  The object of the visit is to endeavor  to get aid from the government and  from the citizens of Nelson in an endeavor to open up,the country from the  North Fork of the Salmon down to the  South Fork and thence to the mouth of  the river.  There are a number of men in this district; and it is one which is growing in  importance every day. A conservative  estimate places the averge number of  men who will be employed in this section during the next twelve months at  200. There are many reasons why better  facilities for getting in and out of this  region should be afforded.  But while this is true, it is hard to see  just how the matter is to be accomplished in the near future. The government  appropriations have all been allotted,  and outside help will be rather hard to  find.  The Miner would like to see every  section of this country crossed, and re-  crossed by good trails and wagon roads,  but all of this takes time, and just now  when the country is in a state of somewhat depressed expectancy will be a  hard time to stir people up to contribute  toward roads and trails.  At the present time supplies for this  point are being carried in from Wanita  and it is justly claimed that the building  of a road or trail from the north would  throw quite, a...volume, of business into  the hands of the Nelson merchants.  One thing is certain. The Nelson  merchants have always shown themselves ready to assist in every way any  move that shows a desire to develop the  resources of the country. They can be  relied upon to do whatever is in reason  to assist in the matter of a trail'such -as  is being asked for.  It. might be well to ask what those-  living in the district named propose to do  toward helping out the move.  There is a good old saying which assures Divine assistance to those who-  show a desire to help themselves, and it  is to be hoped that onr friends to the  south are not forgetting this -lesson of  their innocent.youth. .'.  Canada will stand alone among the  nations of the world, her banking systems solid, her business uninjured, and  her prospects bright.  We have long waited for our turn and  now it is coming. * * All we have to  do is to stand steady. The eyes of the  moneyed world are upon us. If we conduct ourselves in a self-reliant and business way nothing offering decent  security in this country will fail of recognition when presented to London  capitalists.  "Too strong an emphasis cannot be laid  upon the truth of the above. .The move  has already commenced, as we have had  a local demonstration in the floating of  the Hall mines, and other investments.  It  is   safe   to  say that when capital  does seek this country that no portion  of Canada will receive more attention;  than this  section of British Columbia.  It will be because in no other section  can be found the opportunities for remunerative and safe, investment that  are afforded in this section. Once let  this fact become generally known and  the result will be all that could be asked  for.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All . Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a  Specialty. j     t  SOLE   2HANDFACTUUEB8   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines*  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  A  C0L0EAD0  PAKE.  France Like a Good Fairy is Coins to Pull  American Silver Out of the Fire. ,  The very latest scheme for the relief  "of silver appears in a dispatch from  Denver which is in effect that Ex-Senator Smith, chairman of the finance  committee of the French senate, has  just left Aspen, for Park City, Utah.  .The object of, his trip here will be to  look into the silver producing regions of  the United States in behalf of his government. It has leaked out since his  departure, that the Bank of France  would, if desired, establish a branch at  Denver, to be controlled by directors  composed of Colorada capitalists, with  a manager from Paris to represent the  parent institution.  ������������������It is said they would agree to furnish  $50,000,000 to $100,000,000, or whatever  was required to carry all the silver pro-  duced.in Colorado for severaly ears without any to be sold until the price is  fully satisfactory.  There are but 20 large smelters in the  country, and if a majority of these combine a 'Corner on^the, silver product of  the.CQuntry could be had from the time  France got the silver production of the  United States under control, and she  -would dictate the price of the metal to:  England for use in India, and compel:  all the silver-nations to come to her for!  money. -:-  , Since the silver crisis began the world  has been frequently refreshed with many  am using ^ sentences from. Colorado varying from threatened repudiation of all  obligations to the artistically colored  bridle-deep-in-blood style of oratory,  but it remained for the press liar who  wrote the above dispatch to eclipse all  others.' ���������. .       r  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings," Bras*  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Bolting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING- ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANOOTJVEE, B. 0.   '  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANjE,  Agent West Kootenay". Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  MEDICAL.  MINING.  -CI    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  Ty     PELLEW-HARVEY    ���������                  .'���������'  PHYSICIAN,   Etc,  ASSAYER and ANALYTICAL CHEMIST  Coroner for West Kootenay,  Golden, B.C.  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Appointed by the British Columbia Government  Nelson, B.C.  to make all Assays and. Analysis of Specimens sent to the World'6 Fair, Chicago*  TT\   LaBAU,   m. d.,  1891-1893.  Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms 3 and i,  Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone  42.  SURVEYING.  A       S. GOING,  CIVIL ENGINEER  AND  PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  'Houston Block,  Nelson, B. C.  ENGLAND'S1 COAL STRIKES  SEEK CANADIAN INVESTMENTS.  The Toronto Saturday Night contains  the following forcible paragraph on the  trade and financial position of Canada:  Maiiy Canadians are enquiring with  much anxiety as to what result the  financial depresssion in the United  States will have on Canada. I am perfectly satisfied that the commercial^  crisis in the United States is going to do.  us an immense amount of good. Australia was England's pet, and that insular colony could have money heaped  into its hands while we were almost  begging for capitalists to come here and  take hold of our enterprises.  Because moneyed men were sickened  years ago by their investments in Grand  Trunk securities, Canada has been suspected as a field for investments.  Even the Latin Republics of South  America could attract British capital,  while mining and engineering enterprises offering enormous returns, were  left i'dle in Canada.  British money was always ready to be  invest d   in   United   States   mines and  States.   It will be impossible to do this .railways.   Now, in   the  general   crash  Many Thousands of men out In a Determined  Stand for ' Mages.  The situation in South Wales, owing  to the coal strike," has not improved.  Great military and:police precautions  have been taken to protect the colleries  and working miners. The desperate,  'measures which the men are taking in  order t6 coerce ehe coal' owners were  shown'yeSterday when a body of strikers endeavored to stop work in the col-  lery which supplies the Ponty Prid gas  works, in order to put the town in darkness.  The district has the appearerice of  being in a state of siege.     Sentinals  are  stationed around the colleries in order  to announce the approach of strikers to  the troops. The,police are guarding  colleries, of which less than 20 out of 24  are working. The working colleries are  "chiefly in the Ebbwvale district, and the  strikers announce ;their, intention of  marching there Monday 50,000 strong to  stop work. It is estimated thatjthemen  have already lost ������30,000 in wages. In  the midlands where nearly 500,000 miliars are striking a more peaceful situation prevails.  Proofs of Verry's new Map.  T. J. O'Farrell has just received the  proofs of the Perrymapof the Kootenay  mining county. The work is finely executed and faithfully reproduces the  excellenn and painstaking draft of the  original, which was acknowledged to be  the finest map ever produced, in this  section.  The few necessary corrections will be  sent on by telegraph, and the maps will  be on hand in a short time.  T7-IRK & RITCHIE  Dominion   ane>   Provincial  Land  Surveyors.  PHOTO-TOPOGRAPHICAL SURVEYS.  Office over Bank of British Columbia,.-  Nelson,   B. C. ^  T3   c. campbkll-johnston"  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  ! '    '    '  METALLURGIST, ASSAYED   |"  AND MINING ENGINEER , ���������  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating: plants planum!  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Oreu  bought and sold:   Box 731;Vancouver.:lk:.lx  M.  S. DAVYS.  MINING   ENGINEER^  AND ASSAYER^  Offices Victoria Street.  NELSON. B. C  AUCTIONEERS.  J.  A.  KIRK  J.  F. RITCHIE  ���������/^    W. BUSK,-      '  ������������������ ���������       /���������������������������.-.  Assoc. M. Inst. C. E.. M.Uan. Soc. C. E.  PRVINCIAL  LAND SURVEYOR...  Telephone Connection.. i       ''������������������'.,  <: A    A     Balfour, b. c  -VBf    P. ROBINSON, ,'���������-���������;..  GENERAL    AUCTIONEER     .        .  NELSON,' B.C.  Wanted���������Consignments of Household Good* '  .    Surplus Stock, Etc., for Auction.: .  Prpmpt returns.  All business transactions strictly, confidential.  BItOKEBS.  s.  A.   ROBERTS,   . ,        .  Provincial    and   Dominion  Land Surveyor,  TROUT LAKE CITY, B.C.  c.  HAMBER,  CUSTOMS BROKER  Q  P. TUCK,  CIVIL  ENGINEER  AND PROVINCIAL LAND, SURVEYOR  Nelson and New Denver, B.C  C.  H. ELLACOTT, B.A., Sc,  CIVIL    ENGINEER  AND  PROVINCIAL   LAND   SURVEYOR.  Mineral and Mining Surveying  a Specialty. ;  KASLO, B. C  IMININC  "T    F.   BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson, B.C.  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C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 26,  1893.  mm Bpi^iniujnnf  5  IGELOFS BOLD BRIGADE  <COVEE THEMSELVES   WITH   GLOEY  ON TflEIE  PAEADE  A  A   ***  iih   A   A   A   iilfct  Jifc   A  *fc  Jft>  A  iKa  The Nelson Fire Bepart incut finishes off  Its Cobwebs and takes an Airing under  Command of the Chief.��������� Tlieir IMieiioin-  Jnal Keeord.  The visit 'to Nelson of G. W. Girdle-  ���������stone, an insurance magnate, enabled  the citizens of this thriving burg to witness another of thos inimitable fire drills  for which the department-.is famous.'  No word was passed as it was desired  to make the test as thorough as possible.  Several stop-watches watches were  held on the hitching time. From the  first tap of the electric bell it was just  -83 seconds until the entire force were in  their places, waiting for the word of  -command.-   ,        A ,.    V  Chief Bigelow smiled his approval at  their promptness and raised his, trumpet  to his lips. "Right forward, fouTS  right! Prepare to make lightening  hitch 1 To^ybut places^A Hifrc-cHti !;-W "  Time 18 seconds. (Subdued applause  from O. F..;S.; Hamber, who was holding  ���������one of the stop watches.)  "Truck men to the aerial. Fall'in by  twos���������By your left wheel I Call off-  Odd numbers on the right���������Run her up  70 foot 1" The crowd broke into cheers  as the time of 22 seconds vyas annoiin-  ���������ced. . '��������� ���������  By secret arrangement an alarm was  rung in at this point. (Box 28ij corner  JForth Avenue aud 49th street,"sang out  the watchman from the hall.  v     ���������  The next set of movements though  beautifully exact were so rapid as to  -appear like a scramble.       ,  The distance of one iiiile and38 yards  'was covered in four minutes aud one  -second. -.   ���������������������������'���������"������������������'���������-  "Dismount " roared the chief. "-Fall  in���������Nozzle. men 'tach hose, prepare to  squirt���������-s^iu i;:t.T',' /A      '"'.        ���������,.. .   :  The watches were, compared as the  -stream rushed from the. nozzle. Those  .keeping time .varied', from 4 min. 42 sec,  to .4 umi. 43������ sec. from the time the  .gong sounded in the hall to the time the  .stream was tinned oil.   ���������   ������������������ .      ,���������������������������  The chief smiled' but there was a look  which said " We can beat that in case  of necessity."  Turn her off���������Reel up���������Fall in���������Count  off. Assistant-chief report. The sub-  chief stepped forward and saluted.  "Company No. 1, Nelson Fire Brigade,  present or accounted for," aud fell back  on the right.  The visitors expressed themselves.as  perfectly satisfied, and there is reason  to believe that the rates will be reduced.  ituate on Toad 8VIcontain, is  the IVBost Promising investment of the Season-  is Townsite adjoins  There Must be a Town  SIOO to  the balance in  on  Dandy l������iine9 and hut 350 feet from  oad Mountain.   This is the only  Terms; Third Cash, Third in Th  the Silver King  ilable Spot.  Months, and  IX  For Further Fartictilars Apply to any Nelson Real Estate Men, or to  LLY, General Agent,  Grand View   Hotel, Fredericton.  Royal Agricultural and Industrial Society of B. C.  Exhibition & Grand Celebration  AT  NEW  WESTMINSTER,  B. C.  ON  THEY ASK TOE HELP  ������welters on the Salmon Wish a Chance to  (.     Trade with Nelson.  Judge C. B. Dunning and J. G. Fisher,  both of whom are interested in placer  -and quartz mining over on the North  Fork of the Salmon river, were in Nelson during the week. The object of the  visit was. to lay before, the Gold Commissioner the pressing necessity for a  trail from the north to the south fork of  the river.  Their camp is about 1-1 miles down  from the North Fork. They report  that about GO men have been working  in that section all summer. The railroad people have put in a wagon road as  far as the camps around the North Fork  but from there down supplies have to be  packed in by way of Wanita. The gentlemen claim that a considerable a-  inount of business will be thrown in the  way of Nelson merchants by the building of such a road and they hope to get  help from them to build some means of  communication. It would require some  20 miles of road to reach from a good  point on the railroad line down to the  mouth of the Salmon river.  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday  September 26, 27 28 and 29.  $itoa. IN PRIZES   $1^00.  This exhibition-celebration is the largest in t\e Dominion  we3t  of  Toronto,   and the  Liberality of the Premium List and Prizes is unequalled in Western Cauada.  First Annual Meet, Division No. 10.���������Canadian Wheelsman's  Association.���������To  decide  Provincial Championship.    The most important cycling event ever held in  the Province.    Bicyclists will attend from all parts of B. C, Washington  and Oregon.  ' ..  Aquatic  Sports  and Canoe Races���������Which  will include Indian  races in war canoes  between representatives of the different tribes. ,,.,,,.  Entirely New Feature of a Log Chopping Contest���������Iu which a large number of the best  axemen in the province will take part.   Compe citation is open to all comers  add handsome Gold Medals will be awarded to the wihners. ,_  ]������ea)  Mini  Esbk ai)A Mis)ii)g prokers  IEi)g!ijeers5  $  The Supply Town of the  Rich   Lardo-Dtmcaix  District.   .  V y y ������ V "y V T ��������������� V  Horse Races,  Championship Lacrosse  Match/  7I0T0EIA VS WESTMINSTER.  The Head of Navigation on. Kootenay Lake,  and you must go there to get into the  DUNCAN    G-OLD    FIELDS.  J*fc     A     ^k.  ,A    A    >tV    J*^  NELSON HAYING A BOOM  At ftcast so says a Gentleman vrlio lias  ween  Here Recently.  "Nelson is really having a boom, consequent upon the announcement that  700meuwillgo to work on the Silver  King almost immediately. It is reported, too, that an ffer his been made by  the Canadian Pacific people for the Pilot  Bay smelter, which they have an idea,  so the report goes, of installing at Nelson and working Silver King and miscellaneous ores."  The Spokane Review is guilty of the  above.  Junior Lacrosse Tournament for Championship Trophy.  Rugby and Association Football Matches.  Sailors' Sports, Field Sports, Rifle Matches,  Grand Ball and Fromenade Concert.  The Westminster City Band and  other Bands will be present  aud dispense music  throughout the Exihibition-Celebration.  Syecial accommodations will be provided for visitors.  Excursion rates have been secured over all Railway and Steanaihip Lines for vis-  iiors and for freight rates on exhibits.  There will be no charge for exhibits crossing the Fraser at New Westminster.  For further  particulars as  to prizes, sports and celebration, see Society's Prize  List and small programmes of celebration.  Further information will be gladly furnished on application to  A. B. MACKENZIE, D. S. CURTIS, T. J. TEAPP,  General-Secretarv. Chairman of Celebration President R. A.  Committee. and I. Society.  The   Centre   of  One   of   the   Kichest   Mining-  Regions in  North America.  W.   A.   JOWETT  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  JTE  tc C  S. E. corner Baker and J osephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  IlKJ'ltESEN'TrXO  So. 1, JOSEPHINE STEEET,  NELSON, B. 0.  The Confederation Life Association, tho Phoenix Firo  Insurance Company, and the' Provident Fund Accident  Society : also the Sandy Croft Foundry Company, near  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  LOTS  FOR  SALE  IN  ADDITION   "  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  JJ  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson,  values sure to increase.    Apply  W. A.  Jowetfc, agent  for Nelson and district,  or Inncs & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining and Eeal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers and Commission Agent.  AT  S 125.00  AND  UPWARDS.  JOSK1MUNK STREETS.  NELSON, B.C.  JOB PRINTING,  DONE  WITH   NEATNESS  AND   DESPATCH   AT  THE  /  OF   EVERY  KIND   AND  / DESCRIPTION,  MINER OFFICE  Mi*  Ofl. i  .   ���������IT ..-'���������-���������i  ������������������;f. ty t/'..-.I --?-  .'V    ���������,.' ���������     -v    < ���������, THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 26,   1893.  1  &  'i������^AV-<aw.rt3^������M.'wirMiji-.rara^gcujJ'uutc>.t.������:W3!;,;->a:sai  asaaaoaHnr;  smsznunaizz&ssxsBB  aasiaaonn:  A BROKEN LEDGE  1 and I gl.inc-'d at it. Thinking that  ! there- may l>*j other's among the reader's  1 of the Mixer, who, lilce myself, revel i.i  ,' anything tlial srnac-ks of the past, I re-  1 hfoduce I lie let lei'.  j     Dear brother Kill���������;Jn haste so excuse short note.  1 Up here things booming.   Got up at. 2 a. m. Made  j ������108:���������Got cup coifee a.i  five  o'clock:���������Made S-17/.  ' Hold 12 lots before lunch:���������Made .?S42.   After din-  , nor laid ou; new townsile by the lij;ht. of a lan-  _ ' tern.    Think I stand a chance to make ������10.000 ou  tlie deal.   Tin's pla'-i>. wilt have 10.000 inhabitants  by the middle of summer.    For heaven's sake dig  In haste, Tom.  There is much to interest an ardent  student of human nature like myself in  a town strch as Nelson. Civilization always moves in waves, and on the miter  edge may be found the unusual, in older centers men are by necessily to some  extent reduced to similar- lines and  types. Here and there an oddly con  strueted individual grows up in such a  ���������community, and as time  goes  on   finds . outof Xc]s0Ilf and comc ���������,, hcrc  little that is congenial  in   his  surround- j    ingsS. . llestraint and conventonality as  a rule irritate him. The solution of the  unspoken problem of his being is .iieacly  always the saine. He goes west. It is  probably .owing' to this/fact., aiul the  ordinary laws of ...hereditary; : tha^ t he  west is to'a greater or less extent/peopled with a class of individuals that in  older countries would be termed ."oddities." AA';., "��������� ������������������-:;':'".'���������'  General Merchants  One  of these  is  the   prospector'.    To  oiie educated in the far east,   the life'-of  this class is an almost unknown chapter.  I remember well,   in  the  distau   pasi.  When the name  of  "prospector"   would  call tip iii rny lnind'the.picture of a  half  savage creatuer whose "time was  spent.  to a  great extent,   in   bloody :confiicts>  with wild  animals?   of  his  own   wilder  kind.    By way of variety he occasionally searched for the hidden   treasui es  of  the hills, always found theni,  and  after-  becoming immensely wealthy as the result ,-of  his  summers  work,   spent   the  winter in scattering his thousands   with  reckless ease.    This fancy of mine,  it  is  hardly necessary to  say,   has scarcely  ���������weathered  the numerous "hard conflicts  with fact since  the .old  days.     I often  think of it however, and smile  when  I  see someone plodding along   under   a  heavy pack,   and  yet  ��������������� have  come 1 o  think the fact   even   stranger   than   the  fancy.    The other day I was   talking to  an old .manj'one"who- had spent his iife  almost,'in- a   nrore.  of  less   unsuccessl'i:)  fight with   Dame   Fortune   as   a   pios-  pector.  ���������������������������''������������������ ������������������������������������.'���������' ���������'"~���������~������������������'������ '���������  He.   admitted, that   his  lif> financially considered, had been a failiii't-.     Why  does he still  continue,.-  even   now   vvhcii  he can   scarcely   carry  the   pack   v. ha h  has grown less and less with the passing  years.    As the. old man talked on   a boa;  his last trip, and his  life   generally,   his  eye  wandered   away   to   the   lake   an.'"'  mountains, and an expression came ove.  his face that was my answer.    It is nm  strange    that   the    contact     with   na-  In a j-ecent con\ ersal ion I heard Ihe  mat tor of a ; eprsehtative. for; this district  discussed.    In the .������������������language  of the  i iiinm it a l '.U >s h Bil I r n irs,, "pol i t iks is l n i t y  pekooliar- t liirigs."    The'nvyl  has  gained  fi nanus as ages have gone   ljy,! for   wisdom   chiefly by  saying' nothing.    I  do  not, reca.lI any man with polit ica 1' aspir-  ations who has adopted a similar  method, though I remember to have wished  many   times   that   they    would.      The  trouble is that genuine   capability  is  so  often coupled with modesty.    There are  no doubt, in    this  district, several':'men'  fully capable of wis"iy   and   beneficially  represehting this sect ion in the  halls  of  the   legislature.     They    are,    however,  hard to bring to  the   front. ���������:   When   the  time comes, someone .can de a great public-service by   discovering  one.   of  these  IS   OVERWORKED, and in order to give  ���������-.���������''"���������; ^    " '   ,     ��������� ��������� V ��������� ������������������     A '"   '  him a rest we have decided to close our  Books on the first of July, and from that date on we  shall sell G-oods for GASH  ONLY,  at greatly Reduced Prices. a"'';a :  'OZHHST  ^A_.   TTTS,^\TE3I?,a :MG-B;  men, and inducing him to  front.    We, need him.  come   to   the  Itank of K. <"..������>������reefors Eteyor*.  The directors of  the  Bank  of British  Columbia have submitted  to  the  shareholders a statement of; accounts - for   the  half-year ended June 30  last. ' After  al1.  charges had been .paid, re bate of in t erest  on bills not. due deducted,  and  due  pro  vision made for bad and doubtful  debts  the balatce at credit   of  profit and  loss  account at that date was ������-12,243 17s. llcl.  This auioudt has heeri appropriated  in  the following manner:���������������24,000 in   payment of a 6 per.���������cent: per  annum,   and "a  bonus (if.one per- cent; ������10,000 was added  to the resei-ve fund, which now amounts  to ������270,000: and   leaving Aes,2-J3  17.   lid.  to be carried forward.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B. G.  CENTRALLY   SITUATED.  CHARGES   MODERATE-,  MODERN   CONVENIENCES.  A TELLING PE00P.  'E'Eie  a  Faittoccs  ture brings back the old nomadic in-.  stincts, and it is small wonder that'iJ/K-  ��������� prospector grows to love, even his lonely  life. No natter how sordid 'may have  been the moti\ es that at" first moved  him, as time goes on, 1 think that in  nearly every case'this feeling grows to  be mearly secondary. The years spent,  in the depths of the tin tracked wilderness, arid along the lonely mountain  sides, softens and deepens the most rugged character, and many a heart that  thrills with nature's voiceless melody  beats beneath the rough flannel shirt of  the prospector.    I think it is a fact that we always display a far greater amount of philosophy  in bearing the troubles of others than  we do in making the best of our own.  Just now France and Italy are behaving like'two belligerent boys of the  "your another" and "you dassent do it"  school. A friend of mine rcrnurked in  this  connection,  fight it otrt. It might make times livelier." Yes, it might, that is a fact, and  I reget to say that there are many who  would say "let them fight." Truely civilization is an experiment as yet, and it  is to be feared, not a very successful one.  ESeiiiiirEiaStie    <'n;������:tltiJEte<>s ot  The following paragraph is quoted  from a special .dispatch to the Spokane  Chronicle, and .serves to illustrate ,the  average reporter's idea of mining camp  news : :  .  .  '  ,'  Bonkeb's.'Fsesy.' Idaho. ..Aug. 23.���������  Night-Avatelunan Carroll of this..town is  .he oldes*-prospector in the country. He  passed -through 'Bonner's -Ferry in 1S63  for- the Wild Horse placer- fields of British Columbia and a massed "a, fortune in  those days bus lost it in speculation.  "Jack," as he is best known here, left  the 'Ferry-.one day last, week for t he  Moyea .count.ry, a. distance of twelve  miles, panned out $1.40 in gold, and returned that same' day for* supper. He  says his achievement can be arornplish-  e'd by any practical miner. This incident serves jis an illustration of what  the Moyea Country is good for..  A -recently finished;' well-  equipped hotel at Duncan City  erected on two of the best lots  in the townsite, for sale or .to  lease.  Any one desiring the property can have immediate possession. .  For' tetrhs apply to,  .       C. IIAMBER,  Nelson; 'B. C.  ]*  elisoij,   p.  C/  CONDUCTED   ON    FIRST-CLASS    PRINCIPLES  Special arrangements made with'"families remaining for Lengthy Periods  Attractive Dining-Room. First-Class Bill of Fare.  Guests Spared the usual Noises from Bars,and Billiard-Rooms.  ~x������ MRS. MoDONALD,  Prop.  OUR NEW  W������\  KQ''  eat Hark  FELS0E" AND' KASLO.  Violins,  Guitars,  Piccolos,  Toys at 20% Discount to Pbepare  fob Fall Stock.  PERSONAL PAKAGEAPHS  Will contract to Supply Mining Companies and  Steam Boats wit li 'fresh, moats, awl "deliver  same at, any mine or landing in the Kootenay Lake Country.  Nelson Office and Market, 11 East Eaker St  Kaslo Market, Pront Street.  PANT!?,.    PANTS,     PANT'S^  Certain news-papers in this section  are at present engaged in what appears  to be the pleasant task of damning the  town where they are published. The  average "boom town" news-paper is a  strange combination of fact and fancy.  It would, be interesting to know which  is which in this case. A glance at the.  files of these papers show a wonderful  change of front in the past few months.  Are we only just getting at the truth of  the matter?    I fancy so.  W. A. Jowett is up in Kaslo on a business trip.     ���������'������������������'.''" '  G. W. Richardson has been appointed  a notary-public,  The Blue Bird is sending a shipment of  ore down to Kaslo.  Rev. Mr-. Betts, of Kamloops, is spending a few days iri Nelson.  R. E. Lemon has erected the first  customs' bonded warehouse in Nelson.  I   wish   they \vouI(l|. ^P!l-',ati������������s������������'e being   made   to  ship  J 11,000 tons ot ore from the Washington.  J     The vein has been struck again on   the  Idaho, and that property is looking well.  Bill Springer has brought in several  grey-copper specimens from his find on  Slocan Lake.  David F. Douglas has been appointed  Mining Recorder of the Lardeau district  vice D. A. Laney,  The body of Frank Switzer, one of, the  two men killed on the snow-slide on the  Freddie Lee mine last January has been  recovered bv his brother.  iruggasl  Oor. Baker  and  Josephine  Streets,  Nelson, B. 0.  ^$?Pr  V  I think nature designed me lor a bit  of an antiquarian, for I have\always  been fond of rummaging around among  old^dusty books and papers. The other  day I happened upon an old letter Which  had evidently been received in this town,  read and cast aside. It was among papers that might have a business value,  Four of the leading daily newspapers of  the state of New York���������the New York Recorder, the Albany Express, the Albany  Journal and the Rochester Democrat, have  come out squarely in favor of bimetallism.  The geld brokers had better get a move on  or they will soon have their own state dead  against them-  Manitoba and the North West Territories are jubilent over the prospect of  securing a large number of new settlers  of a good type from Ontario. Some five  hundred are now inspecting the Province and. the Territories. Ms,ny will, it  is expected, settle in Alberta, between  Calgary and Edmonton. V  Drugs,  Chemicals,  Perfumes,  Patent Medicines,  Soaps,  Brushes, and  Toilet Articles of  Every Description.  A   large   and   Complete   Stock  Central Office  of the  Kootenay  Lake  Telephone,  To  make room   for Fall   Stock]  I will sell . fifty pairs  of Pants ;|  at   $7;    $8;    and   $9   eac  three   for   $20,   $23   and  $25J  also  suits from  $30,   up..-.No^  is the time to  save  money.  DTIBB,  Corner  Ward and  Baker Streets  Wc carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and oflices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  We are also  agents  for  EVANS   PIANOS   AND   DOHERTY   ORGANS.  9 O ������ O  ^V-^^  of Wall  Paper.  NELSON   STORE:  No. 4 Houston A Ink Building, Josephine Street.  NELSON  LIYERY ai FEED STABLES  WILSON    &   WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS.  HAT AND  GRAIN P0E SALE.  Ybu Drink Beer, of Course?  Theii Dri?^k the Best.  Omnibus and carriages to and. from all trains and  steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals  for hire. Freight hauled and all kinds of job  teaming attended to. ���������'������������������-���������  . qxaWe os E.ak3r Streets   Office with Wilson & Perdue  TJS   IS   THE  Be sure you get it.   The best qualty and lowest prices in  Liquors, Cigars, and Provisions at  ti?i  P������i:?a  Hiram Walker & Son's,  Limited  BAKER STREET,   NELSON,  AGENTS FOR  and  Fort Garry Flour Mills,  Manitoba.  r-S-V  mtmtmmwTmsmmmmmm&jitammmmiMmwiwstm

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