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 niftw>n������_ _TM_____cja  -r-^Tra rrn, iTifl ���������1.'iBf -t��������� -  *:=-_������____!  "��������� /p TJV"������ WT1��������� rv*r*T2* %  The Mines in  K   otenay arc Among  tlie Richest in  America.  &<  ".$  '������fc  *fc  ������'���������  TlioOrcs   are  ir������ki-<i!r:ii?e in  '.ioUl.  Silver,  (! >'>|>cr,  an I   tA'.itl.  Whole Number-ju^. ^V  t~  4_A__UL  "Nels  '.ajlMHHWWai������iO^I__TT|WlJIJI ijim   "'"ffl*"  son,   British .'.'.Columbia, -Saturday,   December 9,     189  Subscription  Price $2 per Year.  Ready Cask is the .:.  G>  L  VJ  7l?  ent to  M I0EE MED TO WORK  knowing how it  will   effect their infer-  jyts when   compared  wilh (he existing  .tariff./ '.Generally���������'speaking,   they  seem  pleased.  A NEW YOKE MAN READY TO SUPPLY  ���������    THE WORLD WITH GASH  Should you Wish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  ���������-���������.;���������'.' ���������"'_��������� '   s.  '    '.     . P. :     '    .       ,'  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Uquors,   Hardware,   and  'Mineys^  All he Asks is that You "Kc Honorable" and  liivcfliin the Honor ol'Your Acquaintance  and He Stands ICcatly to <Io (he Rest���������A  Fishing in Far Waters.  lJi iii  lie,  Carry Complete Stocks of all lines of  General Merchandise, except Hardware.  Liquors  and   Cigars  handled  to the  Trade only.  Agents for Anheuser:Bush (St. Louis)  Beer, the best Made in America.  NELSON.  AVE   YOU   SEEN   THE ^Mr  TEMPTING   DISPLAY of  a������j���������.   ���������������ilverWarey   ShoWiy ii$  the  "__r_fi*_!*OOI|l_     ol  The whirligig of time certainly brings  some wonderful changes in the ordinary  condition of affairs'and that it has not  brought the Millenium cannot be justly  charged to the account of one warmhearted philanthropist   in   New yYork  City./;..: '���������."''-.-'���������'.. '.- ��������������������������� ���������'. '������������������ ."��������� ..;. , '"  This man has observed with pain the  fact that million's of-his fellow creatures  are staggering beneath the burden of  ^poverty while the government is piling  up useless wealth, and he has at last  evolved a, scheme which he thinks will  change the existing order of things to  the satisfaction of all parties.  The only trouble with the local success  of his scheme was his idiotic selection as  a possible "agent" ������ne who ���������knows ' the  snares and pitfalls that beset the paths  of the very wealthy, and who for his  own peace of mind is contented to jog  along with a more; modest amount of  this worlds goods.   -L  G-. R. .Robson, manager of the Hudson's Bay company's store, recently received a somewhat lengthy communication from this party/describing how that  by the "aid of plates secured,'froui' the  government, (loaned for this occasion  only) he is now ablelto furnish counterfeit, bills in denominations to suit, and  of such excellent quality as to not only  defy detection but to actually make the  government notes -look cheap when  compared with them!.  The circular is accompanied by the  usual fake clipping which' the innocent  may believe to havnheen tak^u from a  New York paper. It tells all about how  this kind man escaped punishment even  when captured with $100,000 worth of  the "stuff" in his possession.  Some choice bits from the circular art  as follows: "Be  patient and  be  by my advice.    If you  do   you  sure of success.    No such   thing  ACT SQUARE!    Be   true   and  able!"  "N. B.���������Should  there  be any  notice stamped on this envelope  attention to it whatever as   it   is  there by the new administration to find  out who has-the plates, as they are  missing from the Treasury.    Possession  of  the original plates is   the foundation   of  my success, and as I have the  plates the  stamping of this ridiculous   notice,  cannot injure me at all unless   to  frighten  off some timid agent."  Theentire fake is so time-worn that  its exposure can be secured in plate matter at 27 cents per column, but as the  mails are so uncertain it was thought  best not to wait for 1 he cuts of the occasional victim going on to New York and  giving up his good bills for a package of  cancelled beer stamps with one genuine  bill on the top.  J. B. Done, 292 West, 123d street, New-  York, might have saved several postage  stamps by waking up to the fact .that  Western business men cut their wisdom  teeth early in life, and in many cases  are compelled to have them tiled down  every month.  13,000 Persons  Killed.  London,  Nov.  27.-���������A dispatch  from  Teheran to the Times says that 12,000  persons were killed in Ivlishan, '.'Persia,  by, the .earthquake last week. /Tim  thousand bodies have been recovered  from the ruins." Fifty thousand cattle  were killed. Shocks are still felt daily.'  Sir William Dawson, the famous geologist, says that the earthquake was no  doubt the result of the settling or giving  away of the rocks along the junction of  the Lauren tian and Silurian formations.  From what lies can judge, the earthquake  came from a great depth and. nearly  vertically.  '.-������������������  ���������U  IS IN SESSION  THE TARIFF TIGHT WILL BE FIRST  ON THE LIST.  DAM SHOfM BETTER  The CoiijjrcssMust Figure out Blow II fan  '.linkc .up,Hie" l������cncteiicy or $00,O00,0<M>  Which it is Computed Must Follow Hie  Inauguration of Hie Xcw Tariff.  WHAT IS  BEING DONE TO OPEN UP  THE SILVER KING.  Two Xcw Contracts are Let This Week.���������In  Future there will be no Sunday Work  in the nlline.���������The Contractors are all  I>oingWrell with Present Trices.  guided  will be  as" fail.  honor -  official  pay  no  placed  "FOSTER ON THE TARIFF  i.  Great Bargain can be had for Cash,  If      -BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.   B. C.  The Minister of Finance: Says   it will  Sllitiu-  lafe Canadian Trade.  Hon. Mr. Foster, Minister of Finance,  of Canada, was recently asked what his  opinion was with regard to the United  States tariff bill. " It is impossible" replied the minister, "from newspaper  reports as given to come to any conclusion as to the committee's action. One  thing, however, appears pretty certain,  and that is that the members of the committee have carried out the Democretic  policy in generally lowering or freeing  altogether duties on raw material. They  have also lowered the extraordinary  rates of the McKinley bill on manufactured articles, but not so far as one can  see making the effect on dutiable articles  so low as our present Canadian tariff.  "Some of the reductions mentioned, it-  passed by congress' will serve to increase  trade between Canada and the United  States. More will be known in a dav or  two."  "What about the revision of the Canadian tariff?" was asked.  "The revision of the Canadian tariff  is being proceeded with as rapidly as  possible. Jt is proposed to have the  measure ready early in the session."  Lumbermen here do not wish to speak ,  definitely on the proposed bill until they ! smg������e  Matters appear to be jogging along  very well up at the Silver King. There  are at preseut some twenty-five or thirty  miners at, work, in addition to the surface, gang. All of the underground  work has so far been done by contract,  and judging by the reports, those Who  have taken the work up have done very  well. The contracts which are nearly  all along the line, of development work,  are let"by the foot, and can be terminated at any time the manager considers  a sufficient amount has been ���������''done in  that particular direct ion/  The work up to date has given most  satisfactory results. The main lead has  been uncovered.,.at various .points for  2000 feet, and so far the greatest part of  work has been in ore. Nothing in the  nature of a well defined wall has as yot  been located, though it is expected thai  these will come as depth is gained. The  work has opened the mine "in excellent  shape, and several hundred miners  could be put to work at any time in the  future that the company may think  best.  Drifting has been done each way from  the winz which connects the npp*er and  lower levels. These drifts are about 45  feet long, and are in solid ore. Two  new contracts have been let to carry on  this drifting to some further extent.  There is a tunnel in about 60 feet-near  the line between the Silver King and  the Kootenay Bonanza,, which shows  good ore, as does the 50 foot shaft sunk  on the. Bonanza.  About   thirty   feet   lower down than  the mouth of the. lower level, a shaft has  been sunk'from which ore is being taken  I out.    Of the. old levels, tire upper one is  in 24.0 feet, and the lower- one must be in  nearly 700 feet.    There is an incline connecting (he upper level with the surface,  and a winze connecting the   two   level?.  The   greatest   depth   is gained in about  300 feet below the surface.    A portion of  the work will  include the sfoping out of  ore between the two   main   levels.    Tho  surfa.ee gang is busy  cribbing up an ore  dump, in which  this  outputwill be put;  until  sorted  for shipment.    At present  the ore is being sorted quite closely as it <  is   broken  down    and   will   require  but i  little more handling before being sacked i  From present indications   (he desire is '.  to get the mine in shape for the working  a heavy force of men when the Lramwav  is constructed. )  v,Washington, Dec, 3���������There will  probably be very little business attempted to-morrow beyond the expected  ,receipt Of the president's message. In  the houseas soon as the desks are cleared, the tariff will have the right of way.  The extraordinary session showed the  purpose of eliminating the silver question from the discussion and advancing  the tariff question four months on the  road to the solution.  The Wilson Bill will be introduced in the  house, the latter part of the week, probably, Thursday. Estimates of the  revenues to , be derived fro.a. the tariff  have^been completed and. will- be submitted tomorrow.',' They show the deficit in the revenues has been computed  at $60,000,000, which must be raised from  increased internal revenue taxes, or the  income tax. Although at one. time last  week it was practically decided to impose a tax oh the incomes of both  corporations and legacies, it is now  almost certain that a tax on incomes of  $5,000 and over willl be imposed.  , The  extra session  disposed of all the  preliminaries necessary at  the  opening-  of a   long session,   consequently* there-  will riot he one of the usual reasons why  congress     may     not     begin     IwsinesV  promptly.     There are a few bills of general  importance  including Vorhees'bill  to   increase   the  circulation,   Morgan's  concurrent resolution to appoint a committee On coin to consider financial ques-.  tions, and Stewarts resolutions, first, for  a Committee to enquire  if any  senators,  are stockholders iii 'national" oanks, the  second  relating cto the independence of  co-ordina.   departments  of  the government     It is not likely that any of these  will receive much attention.  past  Canadian Felon Z������optiIa(iou.  The peuetentiary report for the  year, recently issued, sets the total prison population on June 30th at 1,101. of  which 31 wore females. The convicts-  were apportioned-as follows: Kingston,  481; 'Quebec. 374; New Brunswick, 17S;  Manitoba, 71; British Columbia. 90.  Is Terry Insane?  A Calgary dispatch says: Rev. F. W.  Terry, who captained I he Canadian team  in the recent-international cricket match  and who was stationed at (he Church of  England, and minister at Red Deer for  a few months, is said to be insane. He  came from the north last week, and on  Saturday was taken to thcNVW. M. P.  barracks, charged with insanity.  R. E. Lemon is in Three Forks.  J. IT. Bowes has departed for Spokane.  Billy "White, the original discoverer of  mine,   died   at   Colville  .VelAoe rushing Ahead,  | If there is any particular satisfaction  ! to be derived from the fact, the property owners of Nelson can congratulate.  themselves on being somewhat richer  this year than last. The assessment roll  shows an advance in total values from  $252,000, the figures for 1S92, to $328,000,  the figures at the bottom of the present  list. The only appeals allowed at the  court of revision and appeal presided  over by Commissioner Fitzstubbs,   were.  E. C. Arthur, income; A. H. Clements'  assessment rnduced on realty; J, "W.  Gadop, personal property,   reduced and  F, J. Squire the same.  tue Silver Kin  last week.  M. S. Davys has been appointed a  foreman at the Silver King, in addition  to his duties as assayer for that company.  Blake Wilson has returned from Three  Forks where he has made arrangements  for supplying tho new meat market recently opened by William Perdue.  Genige Helson, a native of Cornwall.  Fngland, died yesterday morning. Deceased had resided in Kootenay for  about three years past. He was confined  to his room during the past twelve  months.  Neelands Bros, have made up a neat  assortment of holiday cards which are  local in every sense of the word being  hand painted with appropriate greetings and sill-mounted with photographic  views of local scenic beauties.  CURRENT COMMENTS.  The Interior Department and the  Canadian Pacific will jointly make a  display of minerals and agricultural produce at the San Francisco mid-winter  f ai r.  see its text and have an  opportunity of i drawn.  The quastion of woman suffrage came  before the British House of Commons  recently. Walter McLaren, member for  the Crowe division of Cheshire, who is a  Radical in favor of'political and religious equality without the distinction of  sex or creed, moved to include in the  parish councils bill, married women who  would be entitled t.o vote if they were  The motion   was   finally   with-  The Minister of Finance slates that  the Canadian tariff revision measure  will be early in the session. It would be  interesting at this stage of the game to  know what this -protection' is costing  the Canadians per capita.  Lobengula has been informed (hat if  he will become a good Matabele he will  have safe conduct and consideration on  surrendering.  '_  f:  h  r"  'j,-j  ������j.--Vi.-. J.������'~..' ',flJ  rf.-f"  TfS.Si'S-T-'Mi'  '.:.- X  "3^  -an-:���������T'"-  -V "  7  1   S"-i* ���������������������������������  1t-_^J-bl  :J4?  TT-TT  ���������TTT^T!  \--.-~ THE MINER,  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER % .1893.  A BROKEN LEDGE  "Turns them to .shape; and  gives   to  airy  nothing a local habitation and a name.���������Shake's  "Well stranger I don't care if I do,"  and the little rough pine bar was graced  by the addition of this latest, corner. I  had seen my horse safely housed, a good  bundle of wild hay tossed down into the  manger, and a measure of oats under his  nose, and was now begining to think of  myself. Wet, tired, after a long day in  the coldest of cold sleet and rain, I had  landed at the little log ' hotel '.which  surrounded by half a/dozenstragglers  of its own stamp, made up the little  town of Phippin ville, on the. Lit tie Wood;  river. ���������" / /; ���������������������������;.'    ���������  "Could 1 have some supper ? "  " Why yes. Don't your hear it sizzling;  Be here in a minute."  "Would the three or four loungers in  various stages of decaying flannel shirts  and general delapidation, join rue!; in  something !"  ".Would they?" In a country where,  to refuse to drink with a.man is;to offer  him a mortal-insult.- " Well yes, they  would."  ^S-  ^I^Pr  A  new Railway. under: Construction.  Buy before therMarket"rises infhe^R  Centre   and  Seat  oj^Government* of  PVest'.Kootenay'.  Choice Bmlding'ana^ResidenceKBtvperty.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale  in      NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  Just as the liquid ruin was poured our,  the door opened, and there entered as  queer a specimen as it had been my fortune to meet in years of rambling in a  country rich in 'specimens.'/  He joined us, and we shortened outlives by a week or two. Supper over, I  joined the little group around the wide  lire-place. We were near enough to the  Wood Liiver mines, to make tho state of  the silver prices and the lead market  the subject of, inquiry. I answered several questions along this line to the,best  of my ability, and the talk became general. Several yarns based on the i'oriri-  - ing of (his and of that famous camp followed. All this time the last-comer sat  quietly smoking in the corner nearest  ihe fire. He appeared- to be a stranger  to the rest of the company. I observed  him closely. Tall and lanky, his leathern  skin might have-'braved a thousand  blizzards such as sweep across the wastes  of Montana and Dakota,'or have bronzed under the blazing suns of Mexico. I  noticed a large scar on the side of his  hand as he filled his pipe. It looked as  if a heavy piece of flesh-had been cut or  torn away.  "A bad mark that," said one of the  men, noticing it at the same time.  "Yes it is rather," holding it up for  general inspection, "and I got it in a  mighty queer way."  Now I 'dearly love,' as the girls say, a  good yarn, and I scented one here.  "And how did you get it," I ventured  to ask.  ������������������Well, stranger, that's a story that I  seldom tell away from where I'm known  for its hard to swallow."  It required the further shortening of  our joint lives, and an assurance of per.  feet faith before he would begin.  " Well you people know what lava is,"  said he, "for you have miles of it around  here. Down, on the southern edge of  Utah, 1 here is a strip of laud like this  around here, only the soil is just alkali  dust, and a stunted sage brush is the  only thing that keeps the cactus company. The only things that seems to  thrive in that section are rattlers. The  hot sand and dust, and the countless  holes in the lava breed the cussed snakes  by the million.  Well I was riding along through this  section one day, now ten years ago. The  bed of sand and lava was bordered by a  bluff of broken blocks of stone and lava  some 40 or 50 feet high. Knowing the  desolate nature of the country you can  judge how surprised I was when a animal looking a great deal like a fox, ran  across the bush in front of me. Jerking  out my gun I blazea away and rolled  him over, but as I dismounted to pick  him up, he limped behind the sage brush  and made for the bluff.  It was curiosity to know the nature of  the brute that made me follow him in  time to see his tail disappear into a crack  in the lava, and the same fool curiosity  made me light an end of a candle and  creep into the hole after him. The crack  opened up as I went in, and in a few  yards I could stand up. The smooth  walls of lava widened out into a big  chamber. Thinking I caught a glint of  the eyes of the brute I was after I walked to the back of the cave.  Now   then   stranger,    the   man   that  laughs quarrels with nicy but I want to  tell you what, I saw, There out of a  crack in the back part of the cave had  poured a mass of metal in a thin stream  cooling as it reached the fiOor of the cave  and piling up four or five feet high, and  fully six feet broad on the base. The  cone' ran back into the crevice. It'hard-  ly needed my hunting knife to tell me  that I was loooking at a mass of gold.  Melted by some volcanic heat, the  same perhaps that had inade the country in the first place, and dripping down  there in that shining heap. , Well I was  dazed. - It might have been ten minutes  or it might have been ten hours, that 1  stood gazing tit that piid, and 'figuring'  up, as we all do, you know boys, when  we strike colors.  "Well I don't know how long I might  have stood i here, but my figures were  knocked endv, ije in a second by a sound.  Did any of you ever hear the br-r-z-zz-zz  with which a rat tier announces that his  liver is out of order and he ain't receiving  visitors to-day ? Well that was it. Soon  another and auother broke in until it  seemed as if a hundred hives of bumble  bees were at work.  I made for the hole in short order, and  was on my hands and knees in the middle of it, when the ticker of my candle,  now only a snuff, showed me a rattier as  big as a coil of ship's cable, right near  the entrance to the cave looking as if he  might have a word to say about niy  getting out. Well my hair didn't turn  gray, but it felt like a breeze had swept  through it, and at the same time a  chunk of ice slipped down my backbone  as I jumped back. That rattler got two  bullets into him ���������mighty quick, but by  this time seveial of his friends hacljoined him. My gun was empty and all my  shells were on my saddle. My candle  began to drop hot greese and would last  only a few minutes longer. I guess I did  some tall thinking about that time.  The. passage way where the snakes  were now was about three feet and one-  half high, and past 'them I must get  before I should be left in the darkness.  M5^SJ____ ^UNCONDITIONAL;  Tl.eH_    ..;-���������    ' m NONFORFEITABLE  '' \ ACCUMULATIVE  POLICY.   ,  ISSUED BY���������-  CONFEDERATION    LIFE ylSSOGIATION.  TORONTO^     OIsr_*__3^X^_.,  It is asimple promiseto pay the sum insured, in thfe event of death.  It is absolutely free from all restrictions as to residence, travel and occupation.  It is entirely': void of all conditions save the payment of the premiums.  It provides for the payment of the claim immediately upon proof of death.  It offers six modes of settlement at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and automatically non-fbrfeitable after two  years.    The' insured  being entitled to: ������\ .  (a) Extended insurance without application for the full amount of the policy,  for 1 he further period of time definitely set forth in the policy, or on surrender to a  '(b) Paid up Policy, the amount of which is written in the policy, or after live  years to a  (c) Cash Value, as guaranteed in the policy.  'Full-information furnished upon application to  the Head  Office, or to any of the  company's Agents.    See this policy before insuring.  W. A. JOWETT, J.   D.   BREEZE   "General Ajrenl lor K. ���������.  AKcnt Jbr Kelson. 4tI Cordova Street. 'Vancouver.  come into that spot again." '  Then  someone heaved a chunk on the  fire and I went to bed.  As I thought of this latter, my brain  grew dizzy, and blue lights danced  before my eyes. Then like a flash came  an idea, and I snatched off my cotton  shirt, held the end of it over the candle,  then dashed the blazing rags into the  coils at my feet, and made a wild plunge.  Zip���������I felt the fangs of one of the  squirming devils strike my hand as I  went over, and.the next moment I was  in the open air. My horse had not  moved from the spot were I had chucked  down the reins, and I staggered over to  him. To twist a strap around my wrist  and try to stop the poison was the next  thing. Afraid that I would get too  weak to mount if I waited, I got on the  horse, tied myself to the saddle, aud  then with my knife cut that chunk out  of my hand, and dug the spurs into the  flanks of my horse.  When I came to my senses I was lying  on my back in a sheep herder's tent,  where I had been for some days. Well  I made it back to my legs after a time,  and got away to the settlements."  NeelandsBros  liave prepared some  Beautiful Photogra-  graphic  Christmas  Cards.  They will sell at cash  for 20 days your pick  of Archytypes, Steel Engravings, Photo-G-ravings,  Lithographs, and  Etchings.  Frames to Match.  NOTICE  Notice of Application for CertificaU: oi. Improvements.  Wellington Min:.-:-;.! Claim.  rp'AKE NOTICE T.T.1,\ t' i, AS AGENT FOR'  -*- the Kootenay & Ci/uimbia Prospecting and  Mining Company Limited,free miner's certificate  No. -14,208, intend sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to tlie 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.  EDWARD WATTS  Dated this first day of Ar.g:..;, 1J..3. Aug 5  <:K������WN G_AKT Ai'i'V^X'SiilS.  NOTICE.  Materials,  Here the narrator paused and knocked  the ashes from his pipe.  "And that pile of gold?" I asked, for  he appeared to have finished.  " Well stranger, it took me two years  to find out that one hole in the lava  looks pretty much like every other one,  and that I had twenty square miles of.  such holes to look into. You see,  whether that poison knocked me out  more than I knew or not, I lost my bearing,    I   guess.    Anyway   I never  could  an  Get quotations on these  Materials from  NOTICE.  ���������^TOTICE 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 Mountain, West Kootenay District. This application wilt be made under clause  35, " Mineral Act. 1891."  Copies of the field notes and plat can bo seen at  the office of the Goverhment agent, Nelson.  CHARLES VAN NESS.  Nelson, B.C., July 10th, 1893. 158-8  MINERAL ACT,  1S93,.  Notice of application for Certificate of  Improvements.  "Bobtail" Mineral Claim.  r |p AKE notice that I, as agent for the Shafer  -*~ Gold and Silver Mining Company, free-  miner's certificate No. 43,010, 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 20  NOTICE.  MINERAL ACT.  1893.  Notice of Application for Certificate of  Improvements.  "Jay Gould" Mineral Claim.  TAKE notice that I, as agent for the Shafer  Gold and Silver Mining Company, free-  miner's certificate No. 43,010, intend, sixty days  from dale 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 20  _r  NOTICE.  OTICE is hereby given that W. F. McCu  loch, as agent for Ed ward Mahon, has filed  the necessary papers, and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the " Jim Crow," and  "Last Chance." mineral claims, situated on Toad  Mountain.  Adverse claimants-will forward their objec  tions within sixty days from the date of this  publication.  - FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nov. 25  N.  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 14,1893.  NOTICE.  OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A. S.  FARWELL, as agent for Oliver Durant and  Alex H. Tarbet, has'filed the necessary papers,  and made application for Crown grants in favor  of the "Centre Star" and "Idaho" mineral  claims, situated about five miles west from the  Town of Trail. Adverse claimants will forward  their objections within 00 days from the date of  this publication.  N.  FITZSTUBBSv  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, Sept.. 0th, 1S93.  tkaxsi������ob:tati<������>' tisbs-: tassb.es  IRC  The Olieajjest and Most Direct Konte,  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all Eootenay  Points  To the PACIFIC COAST and to, the EAST.  TKA'IXS    TO  <ASn   FK4������_    .N'SGZvSO.V    2XI3LY.  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday,-'riiursd.-iy   and Siai^rday  BJveuing,  With Steamer for Revelsto/ce, where connection is. made with  Canadian .pacific Eastbound  and Westbound through trains.  Through  Iickets Issued,  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to imic-s lime,etc., apply  to nearest agent.  ���������J. Z1 i.'ZJl/TO.Y, Agent, Nelson,  Or to mr.it. SI<;_ EiUOW.V,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  COLUMBIA   &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   ISTAV.   CO.  (limited)  TIME   CARW NO.  9.  TAKING   EFFECT   SUNDAY,   NOV.    5,   1893  NORTHPORT ROUTE  Steamer COLUMBIA, running in connection with the C. & K. Railway and the S. 1<. &N.  Railway between Nelson and Spokane, making  close connection at Spokane with Northern J. aci-  tlc. Great Northern and Union 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 O. <Sc  K. trains leaving Nelson at 3 p. m., on Mondays  and Thursdays.  Tourists from Spokane for Glacier, Banff and  olher O.P.LI,  resorts make close connection at  Robson with boats for Revelstoke.  KASLO-BONNER'S FERRY ROUTE  Steamer NELSON  Sunday���������Nelson to Kaslo.  Monday���������Kaslo to Bonner's Ferry.  Tuesday���������Bonner's Ferry to Kaslo.  Wednesday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Thursday���������Kaslo to Bonner's Ferry.  Friday���������Bonner's Ferry to Nelson.  Saturday���������Nelson to Kaslo. and return.  Steamer leaves Nelson for Kaslo on Sunday at  5 p. m. Wednesday at 3 p. m. and Saturday  at 9 a. m.  Steamer leaves Kaslo for Nelson on Wednesday at 9 a. m. and Saturday at 3 p. m.  Steamer leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry at 4  a. m. and Bonner's Ferry for Kaslo at 4 a. m.  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.  i  FT* iiT-'VV*_'_.  mm;  ���������������- ���������* ������������������; ?' ^ ��������� .���������  t- W^'s-it's'.; * '  t ���������}������.-������������������> .it, "."������������������:���������  I'*?  i������".  fa -____������___=  THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B. C,  SATURDAY.    DECEMBER g, ,  1893.  KBBao&nB  Wxz.ffiinzt.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, provided  the stall' is, sober, and will be mailed to any  ^address in Canada 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 ������3 per inch, (down the column) per month  and as much more as patrons will stand.-  Transient Advertisements inserted at the  ratcof 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.  Quacic, Cure-All, Private Remedy, and Next-to-  Pure-Reading-Mattcr advertisements are not  wanted.  Jon Printing of high merit turned out in short  order.    Prices to match, ���������  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  nelson,   b.c.  This conies with a rather good grace  after the manner in which the Canadian  people received 'Ras when he lasit made  his appearance mounted on the annexation hobby.  WHEN LEO DIES.  Harold Fredrick has cabled the Times:'  " concerning  the  Pope's health.      There  have been  numerous false  alarms from  the Vatican during the past few years,  but   this   time   preparations   are being  seriously made for the election of a new  Pope.  While still able to get  about and par-  % take sparingly in the public functions of  his office,   Leo XIII  has visably fallen  into a stage  of semile decay which the  physicians do not  believe can last until  March.    His life will be at best a matter  of only a month.  The  appearance of such a remarkable  figure   in   the world, affairs pyt any time  a. subject   for  deep   concern,   hut   the  events of the past year have so tied the  Papacy up with the  vital  international  'problems of Europe, that any change in  the Vatican now must powerfully affect  the whole situation, . After  centuries of  almost complete political .indifference'as  to  which   Italian .prelate   won the lira  away   from   the   other,   the   European  powers   find   themselves   back again in  quite   a   medieval   state of anxiety and  furious  rivalry  about  the forth-coining  election.    Apart  from   the  question   of  the   ultimate  results,   there   now arises  the   immediate   question   of whether it  would not be safer to back out of it altogether.  When   the   election   of   a   new Pope  comes   this   will   be   the real i.-.sue, and  from all I can gather the next conclave  is likely to have a. majority in favor of  withdrawing from the present perilous  position and trying to manoeuvre back  again to a safe balancing neutrality between the two great armed camps which  divide Europe.  Cardinal Serafino Vannuetelli is for  the -moment the most likely choice of  this majority, and so seems nearer the  lira than any of his colleagues.  If either he or Djpietro are chosen,  Galimberti will be secretary of State,  and this would mean friendly relations  with Vienna and Berlin, smoother intercourse with the Italian government,  and a polite cooling off of the flirtation  with   Paris and St. Petersburg.  Venneutelli is of the same age as  Cardinal Gibbons, and was nuncio in  Austria before he became Archbishop  of Bolonge.  ; SOME GOOD ADVERTISING. ^=,7^  The London Mining , Journal prints  the. following on the British Columbia  exhibit at the World's Fair, which tends  to show: the advertising value of such  exdib'.ts.  "To English mining engineers the  most interesting of the provincial exhibits in the Canadian Section -..-was the display made by British Columbia so modest ly described by your cprrespdnden ts  Messrs. Owen and Carman of Golden, B.  C. in the Mining Journal of June 24th.  Mining men in the neighboring state of  Montana have; for some time past recognised in a very practical fashion the  mineral wealth of this province; and  Englishmen are now.beginning tp, real-:  ise that they have too long neglected  golden   opportunities.  The important mining district of  Kootenay is about 225miles Jong and  lias a maximum width of 170 miles.  East and West Kootenay arid other districts are, well represented by';mineral'  specimens, from which it would appear-  that silver-lead ores (smelting and concentrating) argentiferous and auriferous copper- ores and gold quartz occur in  great abundance iu the province; and  coal, cinnabar and other minerals are to  be seen in the collction.  The Spokane and Great Northern Mining Company of Spokane, ; Washington,  -outribut.es to the British Columbia exhibit 23 excellent, samples of silver-lead,  copper-silver,- gold-copper and other valuable ores from properties owned or  controlled by it in the Boundary Creek  Mining District.  With improved,methods of transportation', there is no doubt that British  Columbia will prove to be one of the  most productive mining countries in the  New World. It is well timbered, there  is abundance of water, the mining laws  are liberal, and the principal drawback  from a'uiinin'g. point of view is that in  the winter-months heavy snows interrupt prospecting and other operations."  Coming from   the  most widely read  and  influential   mining journal   in   the  world   these   words   of    commendation  cannot fail to be  of great  value  in  the  future.    The Journal has for a long time  past been  pointing-   out   the   fact   that  English capital is continually neglecting  one of  the best  fields.. for  remunerativ  investments in the world.    Let the good  work go on until they  come to   see the  error of their- ways   and  come  out   and  see what we have to offer them.  chants of the east will be called rrpon to  supply the.country with their product  and goods, to receive in, return new  ���������wealth, fresh capital from the mountain  sides. Eastern and western Canada  will thus be joined together���������a continent will thus be bridged���������by the unending liSd ever more widespreading influences of interprbviheial trade and commerce. '  BRITISH COLUMBIA   IRON WORKS  STEAD   ON CANADA.  W.T. Stead spoke on  Canada as an  important factor of the British Empire,  at a luncheon  recently  tendered him at  the Rideau club in Ottawa.  ���������   He  said ,. among other- .things that he  looked   forward   to   an  alliance  of the  English-speaking people.,  Canada lying  alongside of the ..United tSt.at.es, was liable  to get into constant disputes which are  liable to create friction in the relation of  they United States  with Great Britain.  Friendly  co-operation  with  the United  States and  the British. Empire largely  depended upon the policy pursued by the  Dominion.  He: hoped to see the day come when,  although the United States, Canada,  and Great Britain, and the different  colonies of the latter in the distant seas,  would retain their own self-government  yet for all purposes of foreign policy the  British flag and th< Stars and Stripes  should be identical. , '     ..  He desired, in the interests of humanity to see the United States absorb  Mexico, and the, Spanish-American  Rebulics, and he considered it, probable  that the United States would possess its  self of the Sandwich Islands and other  colonies in different parts of the world.  He held that custom houses and everything that retarded trade should be  swept away.  Native vs Chinese Sugar.  In view of the fact that the country  is being flooded with Chinese sugars,  made by coolies, those who desire to get-  the Native article will do well to   be on  the safe side and purchase direct from  the Hudson's Bay Comauy. It will also  pay you to order your supplies from the  best assortment of Groceries and liquors  in the Kootenay Lake country.*  2;AKEiax������'asoi[;sKS.  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of AH Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  SOLE   M.1.MIIM���������H!B������KICS   OF   TIIK  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines..  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe ana Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubher and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VAttOOUTEK, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,  J"; W. OAMPION,  J. E. W.  MAOFARLASSIE  /  Agent-"West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager  HOTELS.  WATSON,   B. C.  .1IBWICAL.  The TOVJ'X   OF WATSOX  Bom and Fish Lakes,  ,v"i?on road, 20   miles  ru'lcsfrom Ncvv Denver,  point in Slocan district.  is situated botwoon  on the Ka.-Jr.-'ilocan  from   Ka.io   and   10  is the most central  The WATSO.V II������Tr:L is one of the .best kept  houses in the or.- ire Slocan country.  The dining room anrl Ici'rchcn are in charge of female  . help, of exierience.   The bar is stocked with  the best nrands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER  &  WATSON,  PROPKIETORS.  J. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.,  CORONEU'KOR WKST KOOTENAY,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  D.  LaBAU,   M. D.  'A'AS  WIMANS OPINION.  In his preface to the Canadian editi on  of his new book: "Chances of Success,  episodes and observations in the life of  a busy man," 'Ras Wiman sets forth the  following opinion of the Canadian  nation.  " To the world at. large the Canadian  people exhibit an aggregation possessing all the virtues of contentment, of the  most devoted loyality, of self-sacrifice  therein, and in manhood the most perfect development.  With the highest standards in education and in professional life, with a financial record unblemished, with modesty  energy and integrity of purpose apparent on every hand, it would seem that  so for as the people themselves are concerned, nothing is needed for the substratum of a great nation.  With a growth of national spirit and  a steady resistance of temptation to  part with national existence for material advantage, the Canadian people  present to those who appreciate their  position, virtues, achievements and sacrifices which make them a people unique  in themselves."  THE  EMPIRE SPEC J. 11.  The special British Columbia edition  of the Toronto Empire, dated Nov. 25,  came in among the.other good things on  the delayed mail this week. This edition  is a twenty page affair, four of which  are profousely illustrated and contain  some interesting and valuable matter on  this section of the Dominion. The information has evidently been gathered  with great care and is narrated in a  manner which adds not a little to its  interest and value.  The portion which deals with West  Kootenay, while not extensive has been  carefully handled, and most of the  really valuable points have been brought  out.     c  By such means as these our portion of  the province, is gradually becoming  more and more favorably known to the  outside world, with what will no doubt  in time prove satisfactory results.  The article on this section concluded  with the following paragraph :  In  concluding  this   brief sketch  and  necessarily   very   imperfect   account of  the Kaslo-Slocan region, it is not easy to  estimate   the   greatness   of   its future,  which  obviously  depends upon the rise  and fall in the price of silver.    Unquestionably  the   mines   are   very rich and  promise     magnificent     returns;     they  could be worked if silver fell as low as 60  cents   an   ounce  which is lower than it  has yet been in the history of the world  and while the enemies  of silver predict  an   even   lower   price   than   this, there  does  not seem good reason for this prophecy.    The   great   law   of supply and  demand   will   govern the price.    " Low  grade" mines will have  to  close  down,  and "high grade " properties  will be all  the more  valuable,    With easy   means  of communication and low freight rates,  such  as   must   result  from the competition    of   the great  railway  companies,  transportation will present no difficulty.  The mining as a whole is unusually easy  Soon   concentration   machinery  will be  busy, with other machinery, making the  most out of the whole of the ungrudging  mine; and the Slocan and the Kootenay  be  humming���������a great hive  of human  industry.    The manufacturers and mer-  BANK" OF  COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  PHYSICIAN AND  SUKGEON,  Rooms 3 and 1,   Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone  42.  SIJItVEYI.VCi.  A.  S. GOING,  CAB'JTAL, <pai<l up), ������m������,iH)it     .  t.   (With power to increase.)  $2,!>:>0,O<>O  I,2������5,.'!.-5:J  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  BZE^^iisraiHiiES = .  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver,  New Westminster, Nanaiino and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street,  LONDON,  England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and branches; Molson's, Bank and branches; Bank of  Nova Scotia.  UNITED  STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, NewYorK:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  QAVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  Deposits received at ������1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3i- per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1S93. Agent.  Bank of Montreal.  OAJ'ITAa; (all paid up), fjUSMMM>,<MM>  KEST,        .... (>,00<M>00  Winchester Rides in 38-56, 40-65,  40-82, 45-70, 45-90, and 50-110 calibers with  octagan barrel, price, ������18.00.  Winchester Kifies in 44 calibres  either model of '73 or '72, price ������16.00 with  octagan, or ������15.00 with round barrel.  Marlin Kifies, model of '89, with  octagan barrel, 44 calibre, price ������18.00  Marlin Eifles, model '03, 38-55 calibre, octagan barrel, case-hardened mountings, price ������20.00.  Tisdali & Greener shot guns,  Newhouse, Hawley and Norton's  bear, beaver, aud other traps.  Rogers' Hunting Knives.  CIVIL   ENGINEER   AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston Block,  Nelson,   B.  C  >II.\ff\������  J.  152-52  F.   BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES.  Nelson,   B.C.  twenty- years' experience in the  american camps.  R.  Charles E. Tisdali  Sir   DONALD   A.   SMITH President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND.... .Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Nelson  Branch:   N.  W. Oomer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  <a;.V!i.iKi:i������,  :b_ o.  C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United Status.)  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND  MINING  ENGINEER  I ropertics reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 731,Vancouver. B. C  M.  S. DAVYS.  MINING   ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  KMMH.V<;   MATKItlAL  T  HE SUBSCRIBER HAS  STOCK or en route fro?n  Coast :  Otliees Victoria Street.  NELSON, B. C.  IN  tlie  Branches in London (England), New York  and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada  1 Carload Glass. Paints and Oils.  2 Carload Sash and Doors.  2  Carload Dry  Clear Fir  Flooring, 4-  inck.  i  Carload D?y Clear Fir Ceiling, 4. inch  1 Carload Factory  Cedar,  A?i Immense Stock of Common  Lumber, Shingles,. Laths, Mouldings,  Etc., as usual.  AlfTIO.VKKKS.  ATT    IJ- POBINSON,  GENERA L    AUCTIONEER  NELSON,    B.C.  WANTEn-Consignments of Household Gooda,  Surplus Stock, Etc.. for Auction.  Prompt returns.  All business transactions strictly confidential.  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers.  Grant commercial and travelers' credits,  avaliable in any part of the world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH.  Rate of interest at present 3������ per cent.  tl\G.  O. Buchanan,  Kootenay Lake  Sawmill  NELSON AND KASLO.  NELSON  LIFEEYjJ iilTABLES  WILSON    &   WILLIAMSON,  PROPRIETORS.  HAY AND  GKALN P0K SALE.  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.  qiab Street   Office with Wilson & Perdu  A-  rf-  f  7'i  4  MlliiMlglBiM^^ (l  4  THE  MINER,  NELSON,  B. C,  SATURDAY,  DECEMBER,  9,    189;  TOWN GOSSIP.  '' And sez he to me,.'sez he-  G. O. Buchanan has taken up his  residence in Nelson for the winter:    Speakr  ing of G. O.'s chances as a candidate for  the   honor   of   being West Kootenay's  representative, a Kaslo  man  who  had  sized   the   position  in  Kaslo  up rather  "...thoroughly, said. "G.   O,   is  not a popular   man   in   Kaslo.    The   manner   in,  which  the  clique in   Kaslo  engineered  the recent civic elections up their testify  to  that.    G. O. could  not  have  been  a  candidate   but   in   order  to show their  dislike, those  \yho had  the election   in  hand  rushed  everything through while  G. O. was away.   If G. O. had been hard  and   fast   when   the   boom  was on  in  Kaslo, and had said, ' I want my money  for every stick  of lumber that goes out  from my mill,' and had rolled together-  several   thousand dollars,  as   he   could  easily   have done,  he  could have  been  well-to-do and the most popular man in  Kaslo. yto-day.=_But   he   trusted people  and  because  he  is now endeavoring to  get what is  rightly owing him, he has  become so very unpopular."  It is strange to follow the deductions  warped minds make, and. interesting to  search for virtues in the men whom such  minds esteem great.  With a halo of glory above them, and faces as  long as a goat's.  For I said observation had taught me, appearance  was often a sham,  And men,  to my mind, are most manly, who  sometimes converse with a damn. ���������  ���������Missoulan.  SALMON RIVER OOUNTKY  An All Absorbing Theme.  Perhaps the eternal fitness of things  was never exemplified in better form  than in the recent programme set down  for debate by the Kaslo literary and  debating-society for the recent meeting.  G. O. Buchanan, Dr. Rogers, and two  others were assigned the task of solving  for the benefit of the town people this  important question : Is Life Worth Living? It is somewhat unfortunate that  the number assigned to the debate on  the question was so limited, as there are  many in Kaslo, if tradition be accurate,  who could give some interesting.experiences ..-��������� concerning" their, struggle to  wrest an existence from the fates in  Kaslo.  Sonic <������oo<I Hydraulic Ground in a.Iticli I'arl  of Kootenay.  G. H. Hill was recently in town from  his gravel claims out on the Salmon  river. These properties are located at  about seven miles from Salmon Siding  on Sheep Creek. There are four hydraulic claims in all, owned   by Hill,   J.  W. Wilson, F. R. Drake-arid I. 0. Fi-an-  kenfreld. Hill and the others have been  busy all the past season in getting things  in shape for a regular run next spring.  The results of this work up to date have  been, on the whole, very satisfactory.  They have found enough to convince  them that they have good ground.  Hill now has a good cabin up on his  claim and will contiuue work all winter.  He proposes to go on with a cut that  was opened in the fall, and will run  this in to bad rock. In this way he will  be able to size 'up his ground from the  grass roots down and calculate about  what it willaverage.  They have watW very handy and can  put on a saream with a good fall at any  time, the lowest of low water giving  them double the amount, of water required for- hydraulic purposes.  Hill is very enthusiastic over this section of the country, and thinks that the  next summer will see a rush down to  his neighborhood as there is any quantity of good ground down there that has  not even been prospected so far as he  knows. From all reports it would appear that there is a considerable area of  good placer and hydraulic gravel over  in this section, and one which it will pay  to take, a turn over in the spring.  ��������� PRENTICE OF B- 0.  General Merchants  H/e have the largest and best assorted stock of  Groceries, Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware,  Crockery and Glassware, in the Kootenay District,  and as we sell for cash only, we can afford to sell at  prices which defy competition. Call and prove this for  yourself  Telephone 27. 7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B. 0.  Those Converts.  Owing to the dearth of concerts and  the absence of other avenues for public  entertainment and amusement,'a number of retired local real estate dealers  are discussing the advisability qf petitioning the government for an aunual  appropriation for the purpose of carrying on a regular series of concerts. With  respect to the series of concerts which  have taken place in the past, there is, a  feeling in the minds of the few who recollect them, that many were not  accorded,an opportunity of contributing  to the concert funds, and it is contended that if the. public appropriation  could be secured no one would be omitted from contributing his mite to the  general entertainment.  The <lii<-s������i������>)i of a Terminus.  The question as to where the. termin-  ous of the N. & S. road will be is a matter of some speculation among mine  owners. Byron White says he can show  the railway people sufficient ore in sight  in the Slocan Star to induce the railway  to build to Sandon Creek.  AIAMiY MEX.  BY   A   WOMANLY   WOMAN.  I'm not a particular woman���������that is, not to any  extreme :  For I've found by long observation, that things  are not just what they seem.  So in trying to paint you a picture, of one whom  my taste would approve  I'm likely  to shock those  dear creatures who  \ think in a different groove.  A man  to my  taste must be manly, I don't care  an atom for size-  Iris face  must   show  wisdom   and   honor,  and  chivalry look from his eyes :  His garments must speak of a tailor, who knows  how to finish and fit.  Rut  whether  they're right in the fashion, why  that dosen't matter a bit.  .His boots must show comfort  and  polish, his  linen immaculate care.  And when he's tormented and angry, I wish him  to know how to swear,  I'd like him to smoke a Havana, and once in a  while bet a " ten,"  And I hope he'll be able to "punish " a cocktail  or two, now and then.  And as for his amours���������good gracious!   Man's  nature is lovingly bent.  And love, like the lightning, they tell us, is bound  to go just where it's sent;  And as for his trade or profession���������there's little  to make in the best,  But I trust he will pay his expenses, and then  have some fun with the rest.  So you sec I'm not looking for angels, arniyod in  U) )on.: -r- lucr, an.. c^...o,  The Australian Expert Says our Mines Are  All Kight.  Mr. Hepburn Prentice, the mining expert, late of Australia aud now in this  city, has just returned from a trip  through the Kaslo-Slocan and other JBrit-  ish Columbia mining districts, and Baker city,'Oregon.  "There was not much activity in the  Kootenay country .while- 1 was  there,"  said Mr.vPrentice, "Kaslo, which recently  had a very great-boom, was exceedingly  quiet, and had, in fact, lost a large  part  of its population.    I understand,   however that it is again .beginning  to  take  on life, and people  are again  going  in.  The mines are producing  notwithstand-  ng the depression in the silver   market.  The formation  about Kaslo  is  slate,  lime and porphyry, and the ledges which  are quite large���������as much as eight  feet���������  are of pure galena.    The chutes are long  and  large.    The galena is 60 per cent  lead.    Roughly speaking, it gives 150 ozs  of silver,   on  an  average,   to   the   ton.  There are numerous instances of several  hundred ounces and occasionally of one  thousand.    So you see that despite  the  low price of silver, the mines can be  operated at  a profit.    The  ore,   carrying  such a high percentage of lead, is in   demand for  smelting,   and   is  shipped  to  Tacoma, San Francisco and great Falls.  " I spent a short time in the Okanogau  B. C. fields, at Fairview camp.    Some of  the gold properties are doing well.    The  ore is low grade and the ledges large.  "I was at Boundary Creek for awhile.  There are quite a number of large ledges  there, mostly copper with silver and  gold. The ore is low grade, with refractory sulphides. The camp is dull. A  railway and mechinery are badly needed. The ore is now bagged and shipped  out 60 miles to Marcus, on the Spokane  & Northern. There are quite a number  of undeveloped properties worth looking after.  "I had no apportunity to see a great  deal at Baker City, Or., as winter was  coming on and snow was beginning to  appearjin the mountains. I was favorably impressed with the country, though  and I am convinced that Baker City has  a line future. The mines are both placer and quartz, and are located east,  south and west of the city. I visited  the Virtue mine, eight miles east of Baker city. They have lately been working in some very good ore, but its value  is not made public. I was also at the  Maybell and White Swan, in the same  vicinity.    Both are good properties."  Mr. Prentice was invited to make a  visit to the newly found Alberni district,  on Vancouver Island, B. C, but from  what he heard at Victoria, he was not  favorably impressed and did not go.  MSV*-*-^.  Stephen's "Writing  and Copying,  in  Pints, Half, Quarter-Pints,  TURNER BEOS.  Staffords' Combined Black.  " '*        Carmine.  Stylographic Ink.  Indelible Ink.  Dalley's  Frost  Proof   Ink  W.   A.   JOWETT  5  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  No. 1, JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON, B. 0.  REPKESENTINft  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  -  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sai.'dy  Croft Foundry Company,  near  Chester,  England,  makers of  all  kinds of   mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT  S 125.00  AND  UPWARDS.  j?  With a rebate for buildings ei-ected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  \\\ A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or Innes & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.   A.  JOWETT,  Mining and Real' Estate Brokers,  Auctioneers and Commission Agent.  JOSEPHINE STREETS. NELSON, B.C.  lanos  0 9- 9 ������ ������  AND  We carry full lines of all kinds of 'furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  We are also agents  for  cEVAXS   PIANOS   AND   DOHISRTY   ORGANS.  MA  KESH  fc.;  NELSON   STORE :  A'o. 4 E3������ii.stait ������* BjsIv SSuilcIiii"-, .Iosci������liinc Street.  all   CLI'OTLIZCZ    ~Lb3;  HOTEL FOR SALE!  A recently finished, well-  equipped hotel at Duncan City  erected on two of the best lots,  in the townsite, for sale or to  lease.   Vi  Any one desiring the property can have immediate possession.  For tetms apply to,  C. HAMBER,  Nelson, B. C.  G-oLcl; Silver*- -and other- rn.zn.es- our  Borne o-oooZ, 'some zridiffei-'ent anci some zuildoats.  Q.'he sarn-e applies to'J^UQ.'Q.'EIf.' Lots ofzvzldoat,.  lots, of zndzffeTerzt} and a fe-Lu SIIjVEIi XIJVCJS.  Q'he latter* oarz only he f ozena cu\  . J.   _���������������'  ������������������0   Us  ze  Hiram Walker & Son's,  Distillers  BAKER STREET,    NELSON.  AGENTS  FOR  Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.  .Milwaukee, U. S.  Fort Garry Flour Mills  Manitoba  P. O. box G9.  Telephone 24.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS.  Conveyancing documents drawn up  reat Bargains  Honore Mercier, son of the ex-premier  of Quebec, appears to be a chip off the  old block. In company with two other  French-Canadian students young Mercier was taken almost in the act of blowing up the Nelson monument up with  dynamite. These little pleasantries are  necessary it would seem to the life of a  student, but now that the authorities  ha/e the ball between their feet there  should be no squealing if the young men  wrvc placed out of nnr us way for a  lime.  are  at  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  PANTS,    PANTS,     PANTS,  To make room for Fall Stock  I will sail fifty pairs of Pants  at $7;, $8; and $9 each, or  three for $20, $23 and $25,  also suits from $30, up. Now  is the time to save   money.  SOXTIZRIE;,  Corner Ward and Baker Streets.  \'i  Ci-.T-'iK.-S

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