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The Miner Nov 4, 1893

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 m  i  The Mines in  Kootenay ate Anton;  (lie Itiehest in  "America.  W#_  a_,___U,__j__'-___J._<__tf,____^._>_^^  u.lijii.'HT^���������V. .tjL.j..m.jiM������������,...v. i*u j^imymfmji.mi^jj.mig������������������vtct-*.i ^j���������i. ^ ���������-.������������������r. ,u,j������aL. ���������qf,  ThcOres   arc  i<r������2-4*i'fi:!c  in  Wold,  Silver,  <*.>������pcr,  snti  c>nl.  ______o___  Whole Number *-__������_,-^  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  November 4,   189  Subscription  Price $2 per Year.  I'-  Ik  lii  , /  j1  b'A  Ready Cask is the . .  Best Introduction . . .  fo Present to   L  Should you zvish to Secure  any of the Bargins which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,   Hardware,   and  Miners' supplies afford.  A,  ���������������,_������4_4*S"  Carry Complete Stocks of all lines of  General Merchandise, except Hardware.  Liquors  and   Cigars  handled  to the  Trade only.  Agents for Anheuser-Bush (St. Loiiis  Been the best Made in America.  --���������)   NELSON  5������_  __-  ��������� ..-.���������      '  '    ������������������������������������      ���������  OF  ���������a*_c_-e_5.  ocl  e*_a/"c_I_ery.  arerooqis   of-  KASLO GETS THAT ROAD  AFTER WEARY MONTHS OF WAITING  THE END IS NEAR.  So Far as Can Now he Seen (he 4*rcat "Northern Will, Take the Matter in Mnnd an<l  do Some Cons's-ac'ion this Year. Tenders  are Efcuij; Called for.  Some person avho evidently had the  town of Kaslo in liis prophetic vision,  originated the saying "its a long lane  that has no turn ing, "and this idea might  be applied with equal force to railroads  and.their affairs. For many moons the  Kaslo-Slocan railroad ways, like those  of Providence, have been past finding  out, but now things have taken a decided,  turn for the better.  ���������.. That last scramble through the hills  by a pleasant little tea-party composed  of J_. S. officials, a Great Northern sur.  veyor, and two gentlemen who occasionally do contracting,- evidently was not  in vain. The ground was carefully  looked over, and when the officials left  for St. Paul with faces expressive of  much reserve force and wisdom, the citizens of Kaslo held their combined and  corporate breath and wailed.  . Just as they had ahnost given up all  hopes, and were beginning to scan the  papers in search of railway accident  lists of killed and fatally injured, along  came a message that changed the spirit  of their dream. Two surveying parties  parties were put on the field of action  juid things began to change for the  better. ������  Now tenders are being asked for to  cover the grading of a considerable portion of the road. It is understood that  the company will try toilet all the', contracts in mile sections,' in order- to facilitate, .construction, as it is their desire to  rush things ahead with all possible.  speed. While it has not yet been made  public, there can be no doubt, but that  the Great Northern is back of, and the  moving factor in this tardy activity.  The  objective  point of'"this   season's  work is somewhere near   the   mouth  of  Sandon  creek,   which  empties  into  the  south fork of Carpenter creek at a. point j  some four miles from  the  Three  Forks.-'  This would give a roadbed 27 or- 2S miles ;  in length,   and   when   completed   would  tap a considerable number  of the lead- \  ing properties in t he Slocan.    The Payne j  mountain   mines,   and   all   the    claims !  around to the Lucky Jim, will  find   this ;  road especially available. j  With the Nakusp & Slocan in to al- j  most the same point, about the only!  drawback to (his country will be removed. Lack of transportation' facilities, available at all seasons and at  reasonsable rates, has kept back a section, which even while laboring under  these disadvantages,   has   made a  won-  itself during the. past;  derful'record for  few months  Mining men who have lately come in  from the Slocan say that it. is'difficult to  estimate just what the winter output-  will be, us-many of tlie. mines are simply piling the ore up on the. dumps.  This is done to await the cheaper winter- transportation. With the completion of railroads not only will all of this  ore be shipped out, but a considerable  quantity of second grade ore that will  not stand the present rates will be shipped. With competing lines of railroads  to force the output to its highest capacity, the mines of the Slocan should  send out several hundred tons of ore  daily.  from Colville, local bids having been  considered too high. The exact amount  of the shipment has not yet been determined, but it will be something over1 100  tons.  The tramline which will be-Ii- miles  in length, according to the present,surveys, has been located and the preliminary surveys sent off. The construction  work on the tram lino will begin at the  earliest possible period in the spring.  GARTER HARRISON KILLED  10 IE FOR WHITE IETAL  AT LEAST SO SAY THE SENATORIAL  SOLONS.  THE FAMOUS   MAYOR  OF CHICAGO  STRICKEN DOWN.  Iu Revenue for Sonic Fancied Slight Harrison Was Called to His I>oor and Fatally  Shot. The Murderer Immediately Surrendered to the Police.  - Chicago, 111., Oct. .28.���������Another, crazy  crank has done his. deadly.work and  Carter H. Harrison.^Bve times 'mayor of  Chicago, and'one of the best known men  in the west, lies dead at his home, 231  South Ashland boulevard. Three bullets  entered his body, two, making wounds  sufficient to cause death.  The murder was committed by Eugene  Patrick Prendergast, a paper1 carrier,  who declared that Mayor Harrison had  promised to make him corporation counsel and had not kept his word. This, he  said, was his only reason for committing  the crime.  The only person in the house at the  time of the shooting beside Mr. Harrison was his son, William Preston Harri-  aged 25, and the servants.  Mr. Harrison lived but twenty minutes after the shooting. The murderer  went immediately to a police station  and delivered himself up, saying :  "I shot Mayor 'Harrison'and that is  what. I shot him with. He-said he would  make me corporation counsel aud he did  not.    That is what I shot him for1."  The murder was soon known in all  parts of the city and the greatest excitement and������'sorrow prevailed. Feeling  against the murderer- was intense, and  for a time lynching was frequently suggested. Mr. Harrison had received  threatening letters from hiin, but gave  them little thought, as the man wascon-  sidered a crank. He is now in the  county jail.  The mayor's last words were :    " Give  me   water���������send    for   Anna���������give    me  water."    Miss Anna Howard of New Or- j  leans, the  fiancee of  Mr. Harrison, was!  in the  house at  th'* time the fatal  shot j  was  fiied and  was with him  when   he  died.  The coroner's inquest was held yesterday and the verdict recommended that  Prendergast be held for murder until  discharged by due process of law.  Telegrams and letters of sympathy  are being constantly received from all  parts of the country.  Wether-ell, city comptroller  The Silver Pureliase Clause In the "Vow  Famous Sherman Law is Kepenled Un-  cosi<23tio'!iM_ly After ������ue of the ilaidest  Legislative   Fights Known for Years.  then  in a  Morgan addressed  the sen-  passage of the'  Oscar D  of Chicago  a Republican.  is now acting mayor.  He  is  HEARING THE END.  TOAD   MOUNTAIN  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSOISr.   B. c.  Presents a More Cheerful Outlook for Claim  Owners   Than   Before.  , Newsfr-oin the Toad Mountain district  continues to, be of,a very encouraging  nature. In the majority of instances  those holding claims on the -mountain  have completed their assessment work,  and in some cases some extra development work has been done in addition.  The results of this work have been very  satisfactory in most cases, and the coming season should see the greatest activity ever witnessed in this vicinity.  Most of those holding claims in the  Toad mountain district assert that now  that the Hall mines company have taken  hold of their' work in earnest, it will be  far less difficult to secure development,  capital for other properties near the big  mine.  Some forty or fifty men are  busy in  and around the Silver King.    The trial ',  shipment is nearly ready, and  will go,  out in a few days.  It is understood that the teams to transport this first   shipment will  come in  TSie Photo-TopoKraphirnl Survey Party Finishing for the Season.  Mr. Drury, in charge of the government photo-topographical survey in this  section, came in from Balfour this week,  having finished his labor's for1 the season  in that vicinity. The party moved down  to Groman creek where they have a few  more hard scrambles to make in order1  to secure some necessary levels, Mr-.  Drury expects to close up the season's  work in a few weeks.  The result of this year's proceedings  has. been to get the works in such shape  that far more rapid progress can be  made next year, as.the circle taken by  the observations is of course continually  increasing in size. When completed  this will be one of the most .important  works ever1 undertaken by the government in this region. The maps drawn  by this plan, show not only the general  contour of the country, but give the  exact elevation of any point, and the relation which it bears to the surrounding  points. -.-.,.���������  The   science   of    photo-topographical  surveying  is  especially  adapted to the  needs  of a new and rough country like:  this, and the government by taking the  matter up is deserving of commendation. \  The charts will materially assist in   the ���������  laying out of trails, and the determining i ���������  of the exact position of all the mineral : t  claims for which a crown grant has been  issued.  Washington, Oct; 30.���������At. 7:20 tonight, by a vote of 43,to 32, the . senate,  after one of the most remarkable parliamentary battles of this generation,  passed the bill unconditionally repealing the purchase clause of the Sherman  silver law. The end was reached at the  conclusion of a continuous session of 1_  days, after 61 days of debate, during  which five volumes of the Congressional  Record have been filled with speeches,  amounting in the aggregate to about  20,000,000 words.  The last day attracted a great crowd  of sightseers to the galleries, and many  members of the house and diplomatic  corps were present.  The roll call showed the presence of 52  members when the consideration of the  repeal    bill    was    resumed.       Senator  Hun ton of Virginia said that he would  vote for  unconditional repeal and  would  be ready to join his friends  fight for1 silver. . ���������     ,.- , i  After Senator1 Cameron had announced  himself for free coinage of American silver1, Senator  ate. He said that the  bill would be an irrevocable surrender  to the demands of the most insolent  overbearing corporations.  Senator Morgan then read slowly these  sentences from Senator Gorman's speech  of Saturday: "We are compelled to  take the terms offered by theosenator  from Ohio. He has the ke}r to the situation. You have dictated terms to tisi"  " I thank Almighty God," said Senator  Morgan i mpressively, "that the senator-  from Ohio has never had the "power1 to  dictate term's to me as a democrat. He  may have dictated them to the president ; to the committee; to the minority  of democrats ��������� on this side, but he can  not dictate to me." -.: .-,.  Senator Morgan concluded his remarks  about 2:4.0 and Senator Vest followed,  saying no czar or kaiser would desolate  an insurrectionary province as congress  was about to desolate the silver stales of  the west.  Senator Cockrell said the republican  party would be infinitely more responsible than the democratic party if repeal  of the Sherman law failed to restore  prosperity. l  After- a lengthy war of words between  the various senators and a few ineffectual attempts to stay the tide, Senator  Jones of Nevada resumed his speech begun several days ago. He said demonetization was but one part of a scheme  of the banks of great money centers who  also wanted a monopoly of the issue of  money. They will now demand an issire  of $200,000,000 in bonds, believing the  distress of the country will become so  great as a result of the contraction that  the government will be unable to resist.'  In his opinion instead of issuing bonds  to relieve the currency famine the government should issue greenbacks.  Hi coucl'*.sion Senator Jones said this  was not the doom of silver-, as some imagine ; it is only the beginning of the  fight. Senator's"Peffer and Harris spoke  briefly against the bill and Senator1  Stewart closed the long debate with a  few remarks in a similar- vein.  At 7-20 the vice president put the question on the engrossment of amendments  and the third reading of the bill, which  was agreed to without division. A vote  was then taken on the passage of the  bill as amended. The vote resulted : 43  ayes, 32 noes, so the bill as amended  passed.  AUCTION   SALE  When your- watch does not keep  time  or needs repairing, take  it   to   Hunt   &  Dover- who 'are fully  class of wbrk and wh  job turned out.  Of Valuable Freehold Properly-in the1 Town  Xelson.  There will be sold on Monday the 13th  day of November1, A. D. 1893, at the  office of Edward Applewhaite,..Esquire,  Victoria St.. Nelson, at 11 o'clock in the  forenoon, by virtue of the power of sale  contained in a certain mortgage which  will be produced at the sale, Lot IVp. ,9  in Block 11 in fhe government townsite  )f Nelson according to the official plan  of survey.  Terms : one third cash, balance in three  and six months, with interest on deferred   payments at  eight per   cent..,  ,Jfor  ({nipped  for    this   further- particulars apply to J. H. Bowes,  guarantee  every j So]ici(oI. Nei,un.  m  fc'Vl  I  n  KVK.' ������^*.J" - W  :-'^\  3/  ���������.���������yLUwr_f.'_Lr___  _Tiig__B_gjgjiM--tt arer:  TOE MINER,  NELSON,  B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4,  189  A BROKEN LEDGE  ���������'Turns 'them  to shape,  and   gives   to   airy  nothing a local habitation arid a name���������Shake's  Probably no one inan is   brought  into  closer-contact with the-- general sum   of  human joys and  sorrows'! than  the  Exchange. Editor.    The  average   business  man subscribes for one or   two  newspapers, and a trade journal   or sdj   all   of  which are skimmed over-and  cast  aside  for want  of  time.    The   ������������������at  breakfast-  table" 'reader glances through the   headlines, which have   been   so    "evoluted"  in the bauds of the American journalists  that   little   other   reading' is';required.���������'  The'average housewife has no  time  for  anything further than   a glance at   the  Births���������Deaths���������Marriages, and a hasty  running over of the  attractions at  the  "Cut & Slashes gr-ea1: i-emnant  sale,"- or  Hibil's latest winter hat-bargains.  ^������������������r  ���������A  new Railway  under Construction.  Buy'before the^ Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and Seat  of Goveriiment of  West''Kootenay.  ._���������...... .        . ,       , '    r,     :  Choice  and Residence Property.  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS '  Also Lots for Sale  in      NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRAWK FLETCHER, Land CommissioiierC. & K. jty. Co., Nelson, B.C.  To leisure-loving old maids, and the  Exchange Editor1 I hen is left the gathering of the cream of the world's doings.  cThe lights and .shades; the undertones;  the minor chords, faintly vihrating,  often discordant in themselves, but perhaps rounding out the stain to.harmony  somewhere beyond the reach of human  ears. For the Exchange Editor-the "telegraphic pages-possess but little interest. The press dispatches have -reduced  therri to a monotonous level. It is the  scraps of incident* unique, wonderful,  thrilling, pathetic or humorous; for  which he: searches.     .  ing to a universal demand for condensation, statistical tables of all kinds have  multiplied apace. Tables that tell us at  a glance just how much might have been  saved in 50 years by the giving up of a  certain number of daily cigars, or weekly ounces of tobacco., Tables that tell us  just how many millions of gallons of  rum it takes yearly to tickle the throttle  of the world; Statistics that make one  prone to.believe'in the total depravity of  the race. Row upon row of figures bewildering in their magnitude, and upon  almost every subject of possible or improbable interest.  aVe   ."Voto-.   __Jee  e_  !__W  ISSUED  BY-  UNCONDITIONAI;     '  ISrOISrFORFEITABIiE  s AOCUMXTLATIYE   POLICY.  #*:  ; CONFEDERATION    LIFE  ASSOCIATION,  TOiRoiisrTo.,    o_sr_r_A__=i-r_A_,  It is a simple,promise, to "pay the sum insured, in the event of death.  .*?  It is absolutely free from -all restrictions as to residence,.travel and occupation.  ith'.  The  insured  It is entirely void of all conditions save the payment of the premiums,  ides for the payment of the claim immediately upon proof of de-  Under his eye, from many sources,  come the "records that I ell the sought-for  stories. Yet he must not linger, for  this is work, and soon dull ���������f'-imili.u-ity  and routine reduce ...him to aA thinking  automaton/Then with his shining  shears he grows more anel more to resemble the third sister of the Fates.  Now there falls beneath his1 glance the  mirthful sally of some noted after-dinner  wit, who found it easy, across the. wine  and walnuts, to quip at hard times. It  joins the heap alongside a savage satire  penned in the gar-ret of some ill-fed  wretch, who, like many another long |  trodden down, at last turns and strikes at  random like a wounded snake.  Elaborate statistcs that positively  prove anything and everything,-are culled for the point which the policy of his  paper demands.- The thundering editorials of the giant daily receives but scant  attention. Across the hall wear-y 'brains  must grind, and turn and twist to find  an answer1. He is only a machine and is  not expected to solve, problems. And so  the torn wrappers fall away, and the  pile of copy grows. But this?���������Yes,  this is different.  The smudgy little bundle is lifted, and  the finger run   beneath   the   wrapper  is  more careful than usual.    A mere shred,  an apology, is the rough ill-printed little  sheet, and yet he   well    remembers   the  day wheu he  proudly   read  and reread  his first.effort in what seemed the same  worn   and   battered    type.    By    what  schemes has he managed   to  slip  it   on  the exchange list where he has wandered  since that time.    Once or twice from his  own scanty earnings he has procured  it  when his work and  the   list   both   vanished.     What though sorely pressed  for  time, he must glance at it- for a moment.  To'my mind however1 one ver-y  interesting and.iinportant statistical field has  been entirely neglected. <��������� Why not appoint a bureau to gather information as  to how many are and how many are- not-  pursuing   occupations  for   which   they  themselves consider that they are fitted.  Call   it   the   "Force   of   Circumstances  Bureau."    Let it compile tables that will  show how many poor lawyers and doctors would have made good blacksmiths.  How many  poor  blacksmiths and  carpenters would have made good  doctors  and   lawyers.    How   many   poor  bricklayers-would  have made good  editors,  and   how    many   editors   ought   to   be  shoveling  sand.    The  number   of good  farmers  that are spoiled   to swell   the  ranks- of clerks and bookkeepers.    The  ministers that ought to be sawing wood,  and the navvies that  ought to be   railroad    presidents,    and    the   presidents  brakesmen.  It provi  It offers six modes of settlement at the end of the Dividend Period.  It is absolutely and automatically non-forfeitable after  two  years  being entitled to:  NOTICE.  Ki OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN  THAT A. S.  L������ FARWELL,, as agent for Oliver Durant and  Alex II. Tarbct, lias tiled the necessary papers,  and made application for Crown grants in favor  of the " Centre Star" ,/i.nd "Idaho" mineral  claims, situated about five miles.west from the,  Town of Trail. Adverse 'claimants-will forward  their objections Within (JO daysfrom the date of  this publication.'  N.  FITZSTUBBS.    ,  '-. ' ,       ' , '���������   ��������� ' Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, 13. C.y Sept. (ith, IS!).''.  Tir-XSnMMtTATIOV '_'_,*������_���������**��������� T.UtgJ'S  (a) Extended insurance .without application for the full amount of the policy,  for I 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 five  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    ������<ner:i 1 Agent lor Si. ���������.  ��������� ,-KCiil .for Xelson. 41B Cortfovn 'S'i-ocI. Vjiii<<mjv<i-.  Run these figures through the various  walks of life, and give the world the results in tables that it can study. Let it  come to be understood that-the individual is only a factor in the state. That  when he is forced against- his will into  any pursuit, that he is not best fitted for,  the state is directly injured, because it  loses something it has a right to demand.  Let the figures be studied until the man  who pounds a .drill, and does it well,  will be as highly respected as the engineer- who lays out the mine, or the man  who owns it. The growing distaste for  any laborious or common occupation is  a. standing menace to the world's wel-  fa re.  PANTS,'   PANT S:".  ;PANT  S9  To make room for Fall Stock  I will sell 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.  Tlie Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  Fro_ai������ELSG_T, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points J  To the PAOIPIO COAST and to the EAST.  Tir.-*LVs."to \jiii 's'tum   *vs*a.s������*v .daily.  SQUIRE  Corner "Ward  and Baker Streets  Direct Connection at Robson every  Tuesday, Tlturwdiiy ^nd Saliss-day  B'von ing,  Witli Steamer for Revk^stoke, where connection is made with Canadian Pacific Eastbound  and Westbound through trains. ���������  Through Ticickts Issued,  BAGRAGE ClIKCKIilD TO DESTINATION,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining- and bleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, .tourist Sleeping Cars and Free 'Colonist  olce   .ng Cars.  For information as to rates, time,etc., apply  to nearest agent.  .0. HA.WBL'fl'ox, Agent, Nelson,  Or to asm. ���������������_������_���������. KJtowx,  District Passenger, Agent, "Vancouver.  t'K<>*Wi\ ttltAKT AFI'SJC.VfrflOX.  NOTICE.  One by one  the  old   familiar   names;  the faces of long ago;   the   warmth and  brightness   that  youth   alone can  give,  come back.    Dead?���������It seemed   but  yesterday since they two has grasped hands  and old  .Jim   always   looked   hale   and  strong, fit to outlast two  of  bin.    And  this?    Married?���������Well, why   not?   They  had parted in anger, each vowing to forget.    He had certainly tried to keep  his  word, she,  it   would   appear,    had   succeeded.    Care?   No.    Why   should  he?  Only musing  beside  a   neglected   mail,  until the pile of paper's on the floor1 seems  a symbol of his life, from which has been  culled the hopes and happiness, leaving  only rubbish.  The friends and foes of the white  metal are pur-suing a course which resembles ver-y much the dispute between  the farmer and the would-be purchaser  of a load of hay which he had brought  to town.  "ILow much for-that hay?"  "What'll ye gimme?"  "Mow much do you want?"  "Well���������what'r yewillin' to gimme?"  The  load   went   back   home   because  each feared to set a  price   which   might  be less advantageous than the other was  prepared to offer.  Get quotations on these  Materials from  eo.  NOTICE  The increased activity in the gold  mines of Colorado is shown by the record of bullion operated on by the Denver  Mint for the three months ending October 1. The total is $411,549.08. In  handling this bullion $4,912 SI in silver1  was taken out, making the total amount  of gold and silver handled from the State  $41(3. Kil.SO. The total amount of bullion  handled by the same mint in the twelve  months of 1892 was $1,120,025,04, making  an average for each quarter of $280,006,-  The  age  in  which  we   live  has  been  more extensively dubbed   with   various, .   ,. ..IOfl-   ���������,, -.-.-.  . , , <.i , .,      24, air.'iinst $510,461.89 ot the quarter just  titles than perhaps any other since  the   ^loseci  world began. The "Age of steel," the  "Electrical age," the "Inventive age,"  and many other's have gone the rounds.  Why not add another and call this the  "Statistical age." Partly owing to  enormously increased facilities for gathering all kinds of information from a  wide variety of sources ; and partly ow-  The partnership heretofore existing  between O. C. Hunt and J. Dover, under  the firm name of Hunt & Dover, will be  dissolved about the first of the year. In  the meantime cash will secure genuine  bargains from a well selected stock of  watches, clocks, jewelry, sewing machines, pianos, organs, etc., etc.  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improvements.  Wellington Mineral Claim.  rpAKlfi NOTIOIC THAT I, AS AGENT FOR  JL the Kootenay & Columbia Prospecting and  Mining Company Limited, free miner's certificate  I\To. 41,298, 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 certificate  of improvements.  EDWARD WATTS  Dated this first day of August, 1893. Aug 5  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that Frank Fitch, as  -J-^ agent for Maxwell Stevenson, has filed the  necessary papers, fand made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the " Highlander " mineral claim.  The "Highlander" is situated about half a  mile south of Ainsworth, and one-quarter of a  mile from Ivootenay Lake.  Adverse claimants will forward  their objec  tions  within sixty days from the date of this  publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, Aug. 23, 1893. Aug 26  If your eyes trouble you, especially at  night, call on Hunt & Dover who have  the instruments to properly gauge the  eyes and fit glasses. Spectacles from  25 cents up, ���������' j  MINERAL ACT, 1893,  Notice- of application for Certificate of  Improvements.  "Bobtail" Mineral Claim.  rpAKB notice that I, as agent for the Shafer  -*~ Gold and Silver Mining Company, free-  miner's certificate No. _3,(M0, 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, 1S93.  Ainsworth, B. C. Aug 2(j  NOTICE.  COLUMBIA   &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAY. .. CO.  (limited)  TBME   CARD    NO.  9.  1s_i,'.S^^^*^*P^*������SiS^^|5r'^^[*S  ^5S5S-s_s^.' ���������'���������<������������������     "TT"    ��������� ~'*'=_?iS_"_������  TAKING-   EFFECT   SUNDAY,   NOV.    5,   1893  MINERAL ACT,  1893.  Notice of ApjVlication for Certificate of  Improvements.  ".lay Gould" Mineral Claim.  "I""AKE notice that I, as agent for the Shafer  -*- Gold and Silver Mining Company, free-  miner's certificate No. 43,(M0, 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, 1S93,  Ainsworth, B. C. Aug 26  NOTICE.  "*-ftJ~OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY  -L-^l 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 will be made under clause  35, " Mineral Act, 1891."  Copies of the field notes and plat can be seen at  the oflice of the Government agent, Nelson.  CHARLES VAN NESS.  Nelson, B.C., July 10th, 1893. 158-8  REVELSTOKE ROUTE  Str. COLUMBIA, connecting with Canadian  Pacific Hail way 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  Stkamkr COLUMBIA, running in connection with the C. & K. Railway and theS. F. & N.  Railway between Nelson and Spokane, making  close connection at Spokane with Northern Pacific, Great Northern and Union Pacific for all  points east and west.  Loaves Robson���������Tuesdays and Fridays at  5 a.m.  Loaves Northport���������Tuesdays and Fridays at  1 p.m. Passengers for Spokane should take C. &  K. trains leaving Nelson at 3 p. in., on Mondays  and Thursdays.  Tourists from Spokane for Glacier, Banff and  other C.P.R. resorts make close connection at  Robson with boats for Revelstoke.  KASLO ROUTE  Stkamisr. NELSON  Sunday���������Nelson to Kaslo.  Monday���������Kaslo to Nelson  Tuesday���������Nelson to Kaslo.  Wednesday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Thursday���������Kaslo to Nelson.  Friday���������Nelson to Kaslo.  Saturday���������Kaslo to Nelson.  Boat from Kaslo on Monday and Thursday connects with C. and K. trains for points North  and South.  Steamer leaves Nelson on Sunday and Wednesday at 3 p. m.,on Tuesday and Friday at 9 a.m.  Steamer leaves Kaslo at 9 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 officei.;, Nelson, B.C.  J. W. Troup, Manager.  \;  IW������ll������IIHiMJ4t������WWMM������  mMM&iMIMWiMt^^  MJWWMWStiM'S"^^  SfflMMIMIMlUBMaBffWiM^ld^S'ai^lBIKI^hMJIilll^ THE MINER,  NELSON,  B. 0., SATURDAY,    NOVEMBER 4,  1893.  m  W  it/  9m  fe,  1-  j.w.injjj.uwi n.i'iBiJU_^iiLg���������an-  Ike  xntx.  '".This 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.  -rRANsncNT ADVKR'nsEJiENTS 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. I  Quacic, Cure-AU, Private Remedy, and Next-to- j  Pure-Reading-Matter advert iscments are not  wanted.  Job Printing of high merit turned out in short  i order.   Prices to. match,  Address  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  nelson,,   b.c.  contractors to effectually corner every  dollar paid out for wages, while this will  have a tendency to retard the direct  benefits usually enjoyed by a community where a large ..force of men are employed, the very .fact that the road is being constructed and a cheap, means  thereby provided for transporting ores,  ���������will induce hundreds of claim owners to  proceed at once to open up their ledges  and endeavor to get out ore for1 shipment." < ,  OPPORTUNITIES FOR INVESTMENTS  At the present stage of the world's  financial game the ''mere ''.mention of the  word investment is sufficient to produce  either a look of doubt or a smile of pity.  Running the risk of both the Miner  ventures to repeat a statement made  some time, ago to the effect that.in the  mining regions of west Kootenay can be  found the safest and-most remunerative  investments offered anywhere in the  world to-day. No thinking man can  .possibly read the record of this section  for the past three nionths'w'.thout being  favor-ably impressed.  Few   indeed  are   the  mining   regions  '   that  can   give   so  good  an   account  of  themselves,   or   in    which   investments  have  met with'-such prompt and direct  returns.    In no instance where any con-  '   siderable amount of  development work-.  ' has   been  done has there resulted, those'  complete   failures  so frequent and. dis-  'discouraging on   the  other side   of  the  line.  It is safe to say that in no section of  equal age and development can be found  as high a per cent of successful ventures?  as can be shown by the mining properties in this region during the past twelve  months. No claims have so uniformly  proven good, and shown such a disposition to pay from the "grass roots" as  those at our doors. Further than this  ' shrewd men of business  can see clearly  EPIDEMIC OF CRANKS.  Another epidemic of cranks, political,  financial and otherwise, appears to have  struck the United States. Carter II.  Harrison, five times mayor of the city  of Chicago is the last victim., Called to  his door1 by   a crazy paper  carrier1 and  shot.   .      ".'': ������������������-       .' '.     '.''".,.. .'���������.������������������!'-   -  Mayor Harrison was probably one of  ;the best known men in the United  States. A typical western''man in the  broadness of his mind, the liberality of  his views, and his genial and hearty  ways, no other man has done so much  for his city, or is deserving of the more  lasting and grateful lememberance of  his son-owing fellow citizens.      ,:  The motive can only be found in the  vagaries of a disordered -brain, carried  off its little remaining balance by the  whirl of political excitement, and aiming  as is usual in such case's-at ,the most  shining mark. ,  With regard' totthe murder there is  little to be said. The law has fastened  on the doer of the awful deed, and should  be allowed to take its course, The murderer, however, furnishes food for1  thought. In the United States it would  appear that affairs are rapidly approaching a condition when every prominent  man either in official.position or wealth  will be compelled to lead a czar-like life  of constant dread and unceasing protective precautions^  that here is anew problem for their solution. A great and growing problem,  Canadian silver and lead. An industry  that is fast becoming too important to  ignore, and one which has the right to  demand all the fostering care which the  government can give it.  leAM-iMK utorss-;*.  BANK  OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  (Iricorptfftitefl by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL'(paid n_������), ������<S(HM������������<)     .      $3,������2<MM'0  ' (With power to increase.)  KKSEKVK FUNK,   ������'><:(>,0������������       .     . 1,'>������.*>,������������������  COLUMBIA   IRON WORKS  _sr_������!i_so_sr _3_=_____sro'__:.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and' Marine  Work a   Specialty. ��������� . ��������� _  SOLE   MAXIJFACTIIKEKS   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  _3_=.____stc_h:__]s =  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver,' New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland; Tacoma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE:, 60 Lombard street, LONDON,  England. '  AGENTS AND COREESPONDENTS:  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, New YorK:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  S  AVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  that this is only a start. A beginning'  made in the face of great difficulties,  which are gradually being overcome.  This record, combined with the fact  that many of the ordinary avenues for  investments are practically closed, can  have but one result, an influx of capital  into this section. While this is a matter  of certainty sooner or- later, signs are  not wanting to indicate that, this movement is not so far in the future as many  suppose.  A number of excellent properties have  been bonded lately to parties who are  willing and able to take them up in case  the claims turn out ua expected. The  demand for such properties is growing-  daily as the various older ventures prove  successful.  Probably at no time in the history of  this section could ready money command such bargains in the mining market, and the outside world is beginning  to realize this. Active in vestment has  practically just begun.  CONGRATULATIONS FOR   KASLO.  From the present, appearance of things  in railroad affairs it would look as if  Kaslo is to be congratulated on the fact  that at last the Kaslo-Slocan railroad  seems to have fallen into hands that  will push it  to immediate  constructing  This means a great deal to that town,  and it is to be hoped that time will not  develop any more hitches in the programme. Those who have stood by the  place when everything present and future looked blue should now reap the reward of their faith and their tenacity.  The Kaslo Examiner' voices the sentiment in. that section as follows :  " The immediate effect of the construction of the Kaslo-Slocan Railway will be  apt to disappoint a large number of  those who anticipate a return of the  boom times of last winter1 and spring,  but the indirect effect of its being built  will be wholesome and generally beneficial. The laborers employed may not  have the privilege of quitting work and  spending their wages to suit themselves,  for it  is  becoming quite a science  for  THE REPEAL BILL PASSED.  The purchase clause of the Sherman  silver law has been unconditionally repealed, after what is, in all probability^  the most-remarkable struggle, next to  the home rule fight, that the world has  witnessed in many years.  The friends of silver fought, hard, and  died hard. They left, no possible chance  for success untried, and when their flag  was hauled down, it was one of those  victories that make the conquerers hesitate to renew a similar struggle.  It now remains to be seen whether  the white metal is responsible for all the  financial evils that have been laid at its  door. Wall Street is reported to have  already felt the effect of the new order  of things. On the prospects of a compromise values took a rise, only to  slump again on the passage of the bill  for repeal.  The Spokane Review, in   commenting  on the repeal pertinently remarks: "The  Sherman law was in no wise responsible  for the panic of the past summer, and its  removal is not going to bring the  promised   results.    Prosperity    will    return.  The panic wore itself out several  weeks  ago, and for  two   months  or   more  the  country   has   been   on   the   in end.    But  this improvement is entirely aside  from  the Sherman law, and would have come  all the quicker if the president  had  riOj-  called    congress     together     in     extra  session.  Repeal is a settled fact; but the fight  for honest money is still on. The American people declared for the double  standard at the polls one year ago#  They can not always be trifled with this  way. When next they voice their will  they will see to it that men are chosen  who will execute their sovereign will."  Will they?  Deposits received at !pl and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3-J per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.  Mot Montreal  CAPITAL (all [>a'������l ny), !"������I'4,������(������>,������������������  UtEST, . '    .���������   ���������  ".        .        . <',������<><>,������MM>  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTINa ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VA-TCOUVEB, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. ������. CAMPION, J. E. W.  MACFARLANE  Agent "West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. ��������� Manager  HOTELS.  WATSON,   B. C.  MEHICAL.  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,...  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,  E. S. CLOUSTON    :.. President  .. .Vice-President  General Manager  Nelson   Branch:   ������. W. Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London   (England), New York   and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranters.  Grant commercial and travelers'  credits, available in any part of the world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH.  Rate of interest at present 3A- percent.  The TOWX OF WATSON" is situated between  Bear and Fish Lakes, on the Kaslo-Slocan  wagon road, 20 miles from Kaslo and 10  milesfrom New Denver, is the most central  point in Slocan district.  The WATSOX BIO-TEL is one of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country.  The dining room and kitchen arc in charge of female  help of experience.    The bar is stocked with.-  tlie best brands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREMNER   &  WATSON,  PROPRIETORS.  .Si'OlCTIN*'  KOOOS.  "P    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.,  CORONER VOll WEST KOOTENAY,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  T~\    LaBAU,   M. D.,  Physician and Surgeon,  Rooms.3 and  1,   Houston Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone  -12.  SIiltVI*YI*V<*.  A.  S.  GOING,  Maryville  CANADIAN MINERALS.  Elsewhere in this issue will he found  a, synopsis of the work clone hy the field  force of the Geological department. Its  value is largely comparative, owing to  its date and the fact that the department has of course not yet had time to  catch up with this section. It serves to  show the relatively small-figure the outside mining of Canada cuts as compared  with the possibilities of British Columbia.  Those who have helped to carve this  country from the untracked wilderness,  will find the report interesting, for they  will know that they have aided in opening up a region that in a few years will  double the figures of this report over  and over again.  Then the  east  will   begin   to   realize  At the mouth of La France  Creek. The Lake Port  '* and Outlet to the Famous St. Mary's River  and the "White Grouse  Country.  Seven Miles from the Pilot  Bay Smelter, and 125  miles from Bonner's  Ferry on the ; Great  Northern   Railway.  A Limited Number of Lots  are now on the Market  in.: the above Townsite.  Prices $50, and $75. Terms  third Cash, balance in  6 and 12 months without interest.  Apply to !  W. H. WALBY, Kaslo.  B. H. LEE, Maryville.  C. HAMBER, G-en. Agent.  Winchester Rides iu 38-56, 40-65,  40-82, 45-70, 45-90, and 50-110 calibers with  octagan barrel, price, $18.00.  Winchester Rifles in 44 calibres  either model of'73 or '72, price $16.00 with  octagan, or .-$15.00 with round barrel.  Marlin .Rifles, model of '89, with  octagan barrel, 44 calibre, price $18.00  Marlin Eifl.es, model '03, 38-55 calibre, octagan barrel, case-hardened mountings, price ������20.00.  Tisdali & Greener shot guns.  Newhouse, Hawley and Nortou's  bear, beaver, and other traps.  Rogers' Hunting Knives.  CIVIL   ENGINEER   AND   PROVINCIAL  LAND   SURVEYOR.  Houston* Block,  Nelson,  B. C.  MININO.  J. F-  BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nelson,  B.C.  Charles E, Tisdali  ������a '.VtlAKI-'lE,  VAKTCOUVEB,  _3_ C_  TWEN'TV  YEARS' EXPERIENCE  IX THE  152-52 AMERICAN  CAM'S.  T>      C.  CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and tlie United States.)  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER,  AND  M'NrNG ENGINEER  Properties reported on. All as^iys undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 731,Vancouver. B. C.  S.  DAVYS.  MIXING   ENGINEER,  AND ASSAYER.  Olliees Victoria Street.  Klill,l>l\<'   HATI'UIAL  NELSON, B. C.  T  AI < TI ONI* Kits.  w.  P. ROJ'IXSON,  GENERAL    AUCTIONEER  NELSON,   B.C.  W .anted-Consignments of Household Goods,  Surplus Stock, Etc., for Auction.  Prompt returns.  All business transactions strictly confidential.  JUL   SUBSCRIBER  HAS IN  STOCK or  en   route from   the  Coast :  /   Carload Glass, Paints and Oils.  2   Carload.  Sash  and Doors.  2   Carload Dry  Clear Fir   Flooring, 4-  inc/i.  I  Carload D?y Clear Fir Ceiling, 4. inch  I  Carload Factory  Cedar,  lumber,    Shingles,     laths,    Mouldings,   LIVERY 811(1 FEED STABLES  Etc., as iiMal. *  WILSON    &   WILLIAMSON,  l'KOI'KIETORS.  HAT AND  GEAIN P0K SALE.  NELSON  G.  O. Buchanan,  Kootenay Lake  SazvmilL  Nelson, B. 0,\ nelson and' kaslo.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and  steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals  for hire. Freight hauled and all kinds of job  t earning attended to.  -^able on Baker Street   Office with Wilson & Perdu  . /������������������  **:'  18 >  m  If  m  u  i_i THE /MINER, NELSON, B..C, SATURDAY,   NOVEMBER, 4,   189  If--w-nTri-nww vr.'?*rm?X!r\ii w i ���������.���������jv iw������-wrF-.r������Ty������i  E__s___^sa__sa  ___/VJ-;.;^i;T-y;^^__TO.r3^T^-r^^  -gS___-4  P. LARSON & CO.  /  r stock of Groceries,  ies, at less than  Are now selling off the remainder 63  Hardware, Tinware and General  the prices you are now paying.  FREE DELIVERY TO ANY PART OF THE TOWN,      QUANTITIES TO SUIT THE SMALLEST NEEDS,       WAREHOUSE NEAR THE G, &  K,  RY, STATION,  EVERYTHING MUST GO  THIS     "  _a____B_____ara_a  e_3SB_B_a_OE_Xl  !BTag_-3_-__rWl, l?.V-Ak!-_L-_^^  SYNOPSIS  OP THE  EEPOET Off CANADIAN MINES' AND MINING.  The Geological Heparlment Issue an Interesting Pamphlet on the "Various mineral  Deposits of Canada. Tlie Frecious Metals  Showing Poor.  , .There is rnirch of value to prospectors,  miners arid all interested in,.the.deyelop-  merit of Oanada!s resources in the annual  report of the division of Mineral Statistics and Mines, which Iras recently been  issued.    It* deals  \yiih ,the./surveys and  investigations made in 1891 by the Held  force of the Geological Depart inent,.-and  embraces territory from British Coluiii-  , bia to Nova Scotia^ giving a comprehen-  ��������� sive   survey  of  miningoperations and  projects in these lands, accompanied by  tables, which show a growing-prosperity  all round.   The principal coal measures  in Canada are at the  two  extremes of  the country  east -and   west,-, the great  middle stretch,'and particuiarly Ontario,  depending   tipon    Pennsylvania   for  its  .supply. The British Columbia coal meets  a ready  market on..the. ,coasl, little or  none  of it being sent across the   mountain, and similar conditions exist- on the  Atlantic    seaboard,  where    the    Nova  Scotia mines  supply the demand.    The  coal is bituminous or soft-coal the only  hard coal yet ruined iii (Jaiiada, being in  the foothills  of ���������:.-the-.Rockies.    In  1S91  Nova Scotia exported coal to the  value  of $17,S16, and British  Columbia to the  value of $2,95S,695.    Only  about 8 per  cent, of the coal product of Nova Scotia  is shipped abroad, Newfoundland being  the   largest   buyer,   the   United   States  next.     British Columbia  finds  a   home  The firm of Kirk & Ritchie .are* just  now engaged in looking after some gold  properties on '49 creek. They have located two claims and propose to lay On  water for hydraulieing. Mr. Rice, an  old placer miner- and an expert in these  matters, has beeri sent for and will corne  up from the Kettle river country to take  charge of the work.  These be the days that maketh the  heart:of the hunter glad, and a number  of local Nirnrods are taking advantage  of the fact. Mr. Tolson returned during  the week from-down the river, where he  secured two big dear as the result of a  day's shooting. One of them scaled 108  lbs .without counting in hide, horns,  hoofs, or anything except "just solid  deer," ... ,A'  _ _/  The Nelson city brass, band will give  their first grand concert on the 16th inst.  instead of the 10th as originally intended,.'^.' ,C,3.<,-.'--'.;  .   '-.       .'-,-/-���������  ,1,The,.best vocal talent has been secured  in addition to various instrurnenta  solos, quartettes, duets, etc.  'A ,Mr.,Proctor of Balfour, owner of, the  Pioneer and Parkhill mines, is about to  leave for England on business in connection with these properties.    ...".'.'  ��������� Rumor hath it that the Dunderburg  claim near the Chambers group in the  Slocan, has changed hands.  J. Dunlap and Capt. Duncan returned  from their properties on Hall Creek.  Thev leave for the east on Monday.  Parsonage,  Nicks���������Bebston  the Methodist  Rev.   James   Turner,  Kaslo and Mary Jane  castle, England.  Married.  On the 31st Oct.,  "fffi&, - 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 affirdto sell at  prices which defy competition. CMi7 ana7 proveitMsfftiK-  yourself. -        '���������'^'���������������������������f\ '' '������������������ '���������-��������� ������������������.'"��������� :-:.-  Telephone 27. 7^9,; and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B.0,  at  Nelson, by the  Isaiah   Nicks   of  Beeston of New  market for one-fifth 'of her output, the  remainder going to California, Alaska,  Japan, China, and the Hawaiian Islands.  There is keen competition in rhe coal  trade of the Pacific, and it may be long  before the British ('olunibiaii product  will command the market, but there can  be little doubt-that- when the immense  deposits of this region come to be fully  worked they will provide a cheap article  difficult to;'compete-with. While the  coast will be well supplied, the deposits  in the Sjiskatchewan country may be  looked to furnish the supplies for the  prairie ' country, . and with cheapened  ��������� transportation Ontario may yet share in  this volume of cheap fuel. The report  goes fully into the subject, and furnishes  figures to sustain the proposition advanced. !  The report deals with the production  of asbestos, copper, graphite, gypsum,  iron, lead, nickel, natural gas and--petroleum, besides many other products of  less importance. The chapter on metal  is the most interesting in the report.  During the year Canada produced more  nickel than New Caledonia, Norway,  United States and Sweden combined,  and now the Canadian deposits rank as  (he richest in the. world and are destined  to play an important part in manufactures in this country and the States. An  interesting portion of the report is that  in which Mr.'Tyrrell expresses the opinion that the Bur-onion formation on the  east side of Lake Winnipeg; may contain  nickel, and suggests investigation of the  subject by 'experts',  ' Turning to the chapter's on petroleum,  Di.' Selwyn's observations on the oil-  bearing rocks and earths of the Rocky  Mountain regions and the Northwest  are found, and will prove most-entertaining.' Dr. Selwyn made a thorough  examination of the district, being astonished at the extent of the deposits.  There can belittle doubt that within a  very few years these lands will be worked and the product sent forward to market. They are in somewhat out of the  way places, but their value will make  them accessible by providing the means  reaching them. ���������   ��������� ���������  In t he precious metals the report shows  a falling off in the value of the production for all Canada, but no account is  taken of the new gold fields in this Province, which are not included in the scope  of the report; This is only a brief sketch  Of what the'report contains, hut it will  give an idea of Canada's great wealth in  in minerals and the means which are being taken to profit by them.���������World.  "oiuul I>e:ul.  During the. week the bodies of two  men were found in their cabins near the  saw mill flume. The first was that of  Alexander- Monroe an old timer in this  section. Deceased was about 65 years  old. But little is known of him further  than that he had worked on some of the  bridges in Revelstoke, and also on theC.  & K. bridges near Nelson.  The second body was that of an Italian,  name unknown, aged about 45 years.  No inquest was held as in both cases  death was plainly the result of natural  causes.  W.  A.  JOWETT  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  REPRESENT rNG  No, 1, JOSEPHINE STREET,  NELSON, B. 0.  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident  Society ; also the Sandy Crol'b Foundry Company, near-  Chester, England, makers of all kinds of mining machinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  "W  Q  fc-CO  _������  J!"  Adjoining (he government townsite of Nelson  A JLower H������cek.  The Kaslo wharf company are building a low water floor to their dock for  the purpose, of facilitating the handling  of freight from and to the steamers.  This is one of several moves that would  appear- to indicate that the place is waking up. Probably the tincture of railroad iron is having a good effect on the  system of that body corporate.  ������;iir'slni:������s is,Coming.  Turner Bros. have, just received a good  assortment of fancy goods, toys, etc for  Christmas trade. Just the place to buy  presents for your friends, from, a baby-  rattle or Christmas card to a Singer-  sewing maching or Bell Piano.  Perry' Prospectors' Map of  West Kootenay.  Showing tlie Mining-Camps  of Kaslo, Slocan, ISTelson  Ainsworth, Trail-Creek  and Lardeau.  T  Pocket Form, $3.50.  Half Mounted, 3.00.  Full Mounted,    4.00.  Witli a. rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  .   property in Nelson, values sure to  increase.   Apply  W.   A.   .Jowctt, silent  for Nelson and district,  or lnnes & i-.ich.ards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JOWETT,  Mining and Eeal Estate Brokers, Auctions3i_ au.l Oommisiioa Agent..  AT  SB25.00  UPWARDS.'  .lOSKI'IUN*'-" STREETS.   NELSON, B.C.  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  EVANS   PIANOS   AND   DOHERTY   ORGANS.  e������ e ������ ������  MSV������w^^  SHERIFFS SALE.  "O Y VIII-  "N'elson, West Kootenav,  Province ok British Columbia. l-*-f'tue of a  To wit: J writ of Fieri  Facias issued out of the Supreme Court of British Columbia'at't-lic-suit of Canada Bank of Commerce and to me directed against the Good, and  Chattels of Mcssers. Sullivan & Savage. I have  seized and taken in execution the balance of the  stock in the store of the defendants on Front  street, in the city of Kaslo, consisting of one  Hall's wife, a large quantity of household goods,  tinware, crockery, glass and hardware, etc., etc.  All of which I shall expose for sale on the  premises vX Kaslo'on Monday, the sixth day of  Novembe:.-, A. D. 1893, at the hour of  eleven  in  the forencon.  W. P. Robinson,  Kaslo, Oot. 25, 1893. Deputy-Sheriff  HOTEL FOR  A   recently   finished,  equipped hotel at Duncan  erected on two of the best  jn   the   townsite, for sale  lease.  Any  perty can  session.  For tetms apply to,  one desiring the  have immediate  well-  City  lots  or to  pro-  pos-  NISLSON   STOKE :  Xo. 4 BSojisIoii A Ink ISu'Id'*!������', .losepli'ne Street.  CrolcL. Silver* and otJiei- mdn.es cure all ai-ozoiid zos:  Som-e Q-ood... some indifferent and sonze zuiZdcais.  Q'he same apjplies to 1^ZTQ'Q'IuI?'. Lots of zuzldoat,  lots of indifferent, and a feuj SILVUIr] KIJTG-Q  Q.'he latter- can only he fozcncZ at fhe  ;y  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 69.  Telephone 24.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  ���������A  C. HAMBER,  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.  ti&Vt  ���������J������>Trr


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