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The Miner 1893-10-14

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 Tlie 31 ilies in  Keotenay are Among  the Kielicst in  America.  T.'i-Ores  are  .-i,irj-<iiiM  le  iu  C������  ilii,  Silver,  c  >;������I������er,  JUKI  !L<  :ji1.  mmiEgvi������.nT>..'i'jt'A..^jTr>g.L.i.tm...iiMr^TOai-i������/.i-j^ii.l'.'..;������j.������������rirrr  Whole Number t-&������.\/\\  TUMKIKMimS  3CIE5HCSQB&2XXa3=Z  ij^jui azesssTcrrmncssxi  ETWrewfrTTrVTMI  Nelson,   British Columbia,   Saturday,   October 14,   1893.  Subscription  Price $2 per Year.  Cash is the  Best Introduction  o Present to  OPSIlr HP !E HIES  PREPARING- FOR  EXTENSIVE WOEK  ON THE HALL COY'S PROPERTY.  Should you wish to Secure.  any of the Bargins which  his Big Stock of Groceries,  Liquors,    Hardware,   and  Miners' supplies afford.  ���������������������������&<  ,'ker "Street,  lingiiteei*  EJurvey   ���������ocaipIeies   his   Hxaiiicua-  fion and Outlines lite Planner in which  Use ������I,i,<>iL������eir������.v is li������ he <t>i>i>j&e<l  ii|������.���������iS. K.  Croasdaile in "i'hur&e.  The preliminary work on tho Silver  King property is rapidly taking definite  shape, and the winter progrannne may  be said to be arranged.  H. E. Croasdaile will  have  charge of  the general work, pending the arrival of  a speriutendent from England, who may  or may not arrive during the winter. Ln  any event Mr. Croasdaile will be kept  busy carrying out the plans of Engineer  Harvey, who has completed his scheme  for the first development work.  This will consist of running a 5x6 drift  both ways from the old works, with a  view to ascertaining the extent of the  ore body in that, locality. Simiiiar  methods will be employed in prospecting  the lower workings. Contracts have  been let for tlie driving of a tunnel in on  the big croppings which appear above  the old works, and the Kootenay Bonanza will be tried by means of a temporary shaft, the details of the sinking of  waich will be left to the judgment of the  contractors.  After the completion of this work, a  main working shaft: will be sunk somewhere in the neighborhood of the pie^  sent cropppings, and the property will  then be opened up ,in   such shape that a  be put on at any  few years,  that   owing  to   the  of  the ore,   Uiat    prospr'oi.ors.  capitalists,  and   others   have  r  tlie sundry mining districts.  The Slocan lakes the lead both in development, and shipping of ore, and can  boast of over 10 producing properties.  Among the best may be enumerated the  Washington, Dardanelles, Freddie Lee,  Noble Five, etc. The Lardo district'is  not yet so faradv������<in.c-.������.i, imfi'H'rou& l..z.\  lions have been made, .and development  proceeding. At Ainsworth one or- two  mines are shipping. Among all the locations there will be the usual wild-cat,  and it is not expected that all will turn  out mines, still among them some prizes  will be found. *    *    *"  The communication closed with a  reference to the town of Nelson, and a  prediction of the future, which is  crowded out.     ���������<.  JIHTAUIMSEOESHMNOW!  THE SOUTH AND WEST ANTAGOEISE  THE EAST.  ilTAlES JUSTIFY!  AND  RAILROAD  BUILDING MAY BE  ,   EXPECTED AT LAST  .Diiii liill Carries on an Extensive Flirtation  wiih the ivaslo-SIoean Company's Fly,  and .Haines .flay he Landed .Shortly if  the Fishermen Have <><>������><I Luck.  -Garry Complete Stbeks - of all lines of  General...Merchandise, except Hardware.  Liquors  Trade only.  and   Cigars handled  to t  ne  h  :eiibb  c<  ser  ���������Louis)  Beer, the best Made in America.  E  large force of men can  tune.  J. C. Yuill, and A. Findlay, have the  contract for the tunnel on the big croppings. The temporary shaft on the  Kootenay Bonanza is in the hands of  Spencer and Bates. (Jody and Landri-  gan have secured part or the drifting,  and the remainder of it will be done by  Mr. (Jonnets.  Kobt. Yuiil; the old foreman so long  connected wall the property will retain  his position during Uie winter.  'Trie tramway wii.V'iiot be constructed  till spring, but (Jontractor Nelson of the  N.--<te F. to., has decided to figure on the  work, and will probably winter in Net-  sou, provided he got an ore. contract to  till in Che interval.  Among tlie moves contemplated for  the immediate future, is the making up  of a trial shipment of ore. A big shipment of the best ore, carefully sorted.,  wiil De sent to Swansea, for experimen-  lal treatment. Upon tlie returns received from this shipment, will depend to  a great measure, the construction of a  niatteing plant.  The amount of work actually decided  on for the winter should tiring the property into good shape for extensive  working when the season opens next  year.  Some twenty-live or thirty men will  be employed in various capacities during  the winter, and the pay-roll of ."p^SOu  per month, will be of material benetit to  Nelson.  SOMETHING NEV7  O  OF  B's-oSe.-i.so!-   WaJioa     Lays  (L'ciiiccc'iiiiEjj,' Site  While making the  search of '"the new,  the  Mare   Some   Fuels  Svooleiiuy.  usual   round  the  in  strange  and  night  ���������.���������>ii  satcfaes.  ocl  eiVeller^  si$<  ilVerWarCi  OTXflfy   1]  <Ei  areroonfts   ������j  Great Bargain can be had for Cash.  BAKER   STREET,  NELSON.   B. C.  wonderful/' the Mi'NJGit .nan was last  informed that Professor Walton,  the English mining expert who has been  in this section for some weeks, was preparing to depart for Loudon.  Thinking that the professor's impressions on the country might be interesting  and valuable, he was approached ana  an interview solicited. The request met  with a ready assent.  "Certainly, certainly," said the professor. "1 will be glad to do what 1 can  for you."  "Just a few words on your impressions���������"  " With pleasure," was the smiling  reply. "1 have however been so often  misquoted by the press that if you wish  I will prepare something for you."  "But 1 scarcely like to give you so  much trouble," replied the Miner  man.  "Not at all, no trouble. In fact I exported the reporters after me when 1  arrived in Spokane, and have prepared a  few notes lor them. You know they  publish such twaddle down there about j  this country that I thought best to insist'  on having myself quoted rightly.-    You ;  aie welcome to the notes.  Congratulating    himself  on     having  engineered a scoop on the Spokane newspaper- men, the notes were stowed away  in a coat pocket.    They are appended :  " Professor A. E. Walton, M. E., M. T.  M. M., of London, has had an extensive  tour through the principal mining camps  of British Columbia, lie says that the  existence of mineral has long been  known, but it is   only  within   the   last  If outward and visable signs can be  taken as any indication of the workings  of the inner consciousness, it may be  stated definitely that something is up in  Kaslo-Slocan railway circles.  President Hendry, and Director D. J,  Maun, have been in Kaslo for some days  past, and their movements are significant to say the least.  Those who have kept a watchful eye  on tlie progress of the grea.t trunk line  know that President Hill of the Great  Northern has for some time been engaged in a mild flirtation with the directors of the Kaslo-Slocan road. These  latter were so coy and wayward thai the  first announcement of an engagement  was received with douht and hesitation  by the public. Since then the happy  event has been announced to come off on  several occasions, but strange to say it  still remained among the things yet to  be. ���������"  However the friends of Miss Kaslo-  Slocan have.:'renewed their hopes that  she'will not in itch longer pine in single  blessedness. One of Hill's engineers hast  been spending some time in,the Slocan  country carefully looking over the  ground. His report must have been  somewhat favorable, for a. few days ago  Messrs. Guthrie and Foley", two ��������� well  known Great Northern contractors,  arrived on the scene of action in company with D. J. Mium, .immediately  departed for the mountains.  Caivful enquiry developed the fact  that the object of their visit was to  ascertain the possibility of completing  the line as far as Bear Lake before the  hardest of the winter season should set  in. The engineer has reported the.road  to be unusually easy of construction,  and matters will be materially facilitated by the presence of the wagon-road  which will permit supplies to be shipped  to the various camps readily. In this  way a very large force of men could be  put on at once and the work crowded  ahead rapidly.  Knowing ones express the opinion  that the sending up of two of Hill's contractors, and the failure to ask for tenders on the work is an indication that  Mill, Kootenay that there is no time to  lose proposes to do the work himself.  AH this rush may be occasioned'by  the remark attributed to the Premier oil  his last visit to this section. AVhen  asked regarding the road he is reported  to have hinted that the feeble bluff  which the company had made in building a station house and clearing a little  right of way. could hardly be taken as  construction work, and that under a  strict, interpretation of the law the company had forfeited their charter. He is  said to have further intimated that at.  the next session of the legislature the  matter would be given   some  attention.  This late and unusual hustle may  arise from a supposition that jf the  legislature finds the road partly built  before its sitting, nothing will be said  about the fatal first of September, the  date when construction was supposed to  have begun.    ���������  At any rate all these hurryings to and  fro may be taken as indicative that  something in the way of actual railroad  building is on foot, and it rather looks  like the absorption of the Kaslo-Slocan  by the Great Northern, and that in the  immediate future.  it  The Silver Secession <'<>������vonSion Eleid  SI. Louis Walks a new Thuse of the now  itleieli Vexed Silver SJciestion.��������� The ^;i:iie  ol" H'arty H'etilies Btcsnoiisible.          c-  The silver secession convention recently held at St. Louis, predicts a feature of the silver agitation now-' going on  iu the United States, liable to cut a  more important figure than was at first  anticipated.  For years the northern and eastern  states have,"largely for political purposes, kept alive the old hatreds engendered by the war between the north  and south. This feeling has, kept a  horde of hungry office seekers in employment and expectation, alternating  for years past, and has been in the far  east regarded as rather a good thing.  Now a movement is on foot to unite  the interests of the West and South in a  determined stand against the East, and  the old sectional hatreds will make it  far more easy to accomplish than the  majority of the people would imagine.  According to the dispatches the committee on resolutions presented a report  of great length, denouncing the East and  its plutocrats and declaring a closer  alliance between the West and South to  he necessary. The resolutions demand  free and unlimited coinage of silver at  the ratio of 1G to 1. giving to such coin  equal tender powers with gold, and unalterably oppose the repeal of the Sherman law except by passage of a law  providing for said free- coinage. The  representatives in congress are instructed to call on the president to issue a  call for an early convention of all the  nations interested in and favorable to  free coinage of silver at the ratio  named, for the purpose, of establishing  closer commercial and financial relations,  with them.  Among the most important��������� propositions^ presented for the consideration of  the convention was that from .the'. Col-  ordo delegation. This took-"the form of  a bullion bureau plan, which is to be  urged upon the state legislature of Colorado. Under the plan of the bureau  the state creating it should receive bullion''for storage on the basis of units,  such units to consist of 371.! grains-of  pure silver, and certificates of such  receipts of units to be receivable within  the state for taxes, lands, except school,  lands, water rentals, interest, and all  other dues to the state. -  'REVELSTOKE AND ARROW LAKE  The Kout  FijsJjed Forward   Fifteen,  i this Season.  Wilt ha  Slile?  Work is progressing -rapidly on the?  Revelstoke and Arrow Lake railroad.  The objective point for the seasons work  is the Wigwam, a place about 15 miles  below Revelstoke. This is the point  the ice usually jams first in the  The ice also forms early at this  While this piece of line'will not  uninterrupted communication  during the year, tlie chances are that the  route can lie kept open later in the year  and resumed earlier than under the old  .system.  Contractor McGillivray will crowd the  .work on the 11. and A. L., in order to  facilitate matters on the N. ������fc S. He  hopes by this means to be able to get in  a sufficient quantity of supplies to continue on to Three Forks without any  cessation of work.  where  spring,  point,  secure  NOTES PROM TROUT LAKE.  The  Fruitful  <:oiiiiu<r   of   the    Mail   Forms  l-'iilids Tor Speculation.  The   town   has appeared a little more  lively during the  past   week.    Many of  the prospectors have   been driven down  from the mountains by the snow.  The Queen's hotel was formally opened on Monday night.    The   bar is   quite  a work of art.    It is made of  cedar  cut  j on the lake shore, split by hand, dressed  ;'and oiled, showing the beautiful veining  | of the natural wood.  |     Andy  Craig has  been   established   in  his   office  as   recorder   for  the  district.  The necessity for a post office will be  ! urged next. A gunny-sack full of mail  ! was brought in last week by a charitable  traveller.    It   had   been   at  Thompson's  more than two weeks.  The wife of Win. Stewart, of Nelson,  recently presented him with a daughter weighing twelve pounds.  When you happen to get a dollar to  the good, drop it in the new postal savings bank, and thus provide for the  "rainy day."  goes   to  L. Craig, of the Bank of Montral, left  Nelson this morning for the coast. He  will be stationed temporarily at New  Westminster, after which he  Victoria.  His friends, of whom he made a host  in this town, bid him good-by with deep  regret at the loss of a genial and popular  member of their circle.  ���������-���������,.i-   ... l      ��������� irrHTfTIW' "Tri-T^yy.-."; I"1������ ..""���������TT'WT'y.���������T'iU'^  ��������� i; ���������.-!.������ ������������������������������������Jf ���������-���������^WT'/mf' TWS'^,",'..T"''7T'"������"." r,'1^1 'S������'?T"Tl7,.i.>: L -V*'- :.r't-J-".'. V   *.' f;n,'i|r������'*>*T'"-!'1llT'''.l'".|^i';  'i.. rtt-ii  ������>���������'���������'���������...  -T*T  ���������usr  ;V,- V V.  i ���������i"  .--���������J I  ^25Fr.  ,'*fcA THE MINER,-NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY,;oCTOBER 14,  189  g^n^x~-^ffiL'Ayj<ia  nririrjri7.^il'\jii������������ilffinn'B^,r^n,FP'^n'^'g!!gajJ^-^Mar  BrenfMaffitranrewiairggyTOM wnviBiw������w������i iti n.wwq* ���������ff.TKq mrtg-y?:  Snan������QBBQZrSSBaCS&Qu2������33S=aQO  CONCERNING IEWNAKUS  "Vt'Iintis Kciiig Stoite in Kailway Jist Iters in  . lEsiilwsiy E������uii<Sing in ::md a!'<itai([ lite  A'ew i'ity as Chronicled in She Leslie.  Nakusp is just now prouder than a,  small boy with his first pair of red top-  boots. The occasion of all this puffed  ��������� 'up feeling'being the fact that the town  recently received the first locomotive to  toot a whistle.        '-������������������''.  The engine which weighs 85 tons, was  'unloaded from a scow, and put to work  hauling flat-cars'inside of a few hours.  Person's who paid a visit to the sleepy j  little   burg   a   few .months  ago   would  m  mi  <?% >  ������?i >  a  kO>.  A  new} Rmlway  under Construction^  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   anaJ  S>eair of Governmeiu��������� cf  IVesic Kooietiay. ���������';,      ,  Choice'Building'andr Residence Property.:  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUBLDINGS  hardly know the place now!    A general  and very extensive move is   being made  all along the line.  7 Ainong the moves contemplated is the"  extending of the railway   wliarf a  con  siderable,distance fuither  out  into the  lake so as to  accommodate steamers at  all seasons of the year; and furnish theiii  with shelter in rough weathei-.  ���������.Work is expected to   begin   this  coming week   on   the   railroad   buildings', to  consist of a depot and round-h'ouse.  It is estimated that the grade will be  completed on the N. & S. as far as.Slocan  lake   by.->i he first  of  Novembefyand at  "the. present ral e of progress Three Forks  should be'reached l>y tlie middle of December . ��������� ��������� <"- " ;  Seven or eight-���������'hundred.'., men are now  employed on the work, and everything  is being-crowded as rapidly as possible.  Track-lay ing    has    begun,     and   when  ..'"'fairly under, way will be rushed through  at, the rate of a mile per day. There will  be no .delay on "account7 of 'materials' as  they are consteinily 'arriving.. 'Twenty-  seven car-loads of rails are at _levelstoke  await ing shipment:.  Thtv telegraphic line will he completed  in a -short time, and with comawmlca-  tiou: assured both .ways during tlie winter Naku.-p may consider herself, in the  classic language of  the   west, "fairly in  "it."..'.'.     ..   .'    .   .       -       ".���������������������������;'   "    ".'.,..  A WEAET PILGRIMAGE     7  Also Lots for Sale,  in      NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON  Apply for Prices, ?,faps, etc., to,'-'  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC/& K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  The Btiitho, Keieased .���������  The order appointing." a'.'receiver for  the steamer-State-.of Idaho, has been  vacat ed by Judge Holleman who made  the order, and ' the owners are now in  peaceable possession of the vessel. The  ultimate decision of .the judge was that  a state court/had no jurisdiction over a  U. S. vessel engaged iti foreign "commerce. ���������.'.'���������"' .'.������������������  DREDGING POR GOLD.  The Eitijploycs oF'f.Sic'' S. ������fc F. S. K...fit. BSsive  i������  "iVuili lor (heir Wages.  During the past few weeks the laborers on the N. <fc F. S. railroad have been  executing the famous manoeuver attrib-  iited to the king's men who "inarched  up the hill, and- inarched down again."  For several days past squads of blanket uit-n have been arriving in Nelson  from the direction of Say ward. It will  be remeiiioered that the company issued  an ukase to the effect that all time  checks must be presented at Say ward.  This was after the majority of those  holding lime checks had tramped into  Nelson in an attempt to get their well  earned money. Confronted by this unexpected difficulty, there was nothing  for 1 he men to do but to "wander back  again" to Say ward, and there await the  fickle movements of the powers that  be.  Imagine the feelings'of the men when  the time checks were redeemed in bank  checks payable in Nelson. There was  no hope or help for it but to tramp back  for the third time over the grade to Nelson. To the credit of the company be  it said that no restrictions were placed  on the. men, and they were freely permitted 10 use the railroad grade in their  join neyiiigs to an fro, which have begun  to somewhat resemble those of the children of Israel in the wilderness.  It is haid enough to come out only a  few dollars ahead after the hai d work  which is the lot of a grader, but to be  compi-lled to wear out ones little remain ing strength in pilgrimages after  the money, is rather- piling on the  agony.  One peculiar feature of the case was  the fact t hat the bank checks were all  dated ahead a sufficient length of time  to allow the men ample time to tramp  back to Nelson before they fell due.  "Work has been resumed on the War  Eagle claim in the Trail Creek. It is  under bond, and the present aim is to  open the. property up before the bond  expires.  A SLOW SALE  The   E'rocess   So   tie  Tried   on   an Exteitsiyc  - .Scale on the Coiiiinhia.  The dredging and amalgamating process is about to be tried on the fine gold  of the Columbia and Snake rivers. The  matter is receiving the support of capital  and as a. result three boats are being  fitted up near Pasco.  The largest of these will carry the  dredging machinoM-y..1 The second,carries  the amagamator, while the third serves'-'  as a supply boat to carry fuel and stores.  The machinery is to be housed in',' and  the boats ��������� fitted' up so" that ,work can be  done with considerable comfort in. all  kinds of .weather.. The managers of the  new project are anxious to get the machinery in place as soon as possible, and  give the scheme a test before the winter  begins. ";'    '     -    ."���������''"'':'  A new 4><>1<B EJeil.  A new gold belt is reported to have  been .discovered, near Ft. Steele, B. G.  If the latest accounts of the find can be  relied upon as authentic, the lode is a  very extensive one, easily traceable 'for  miles across the country. The ledges,  some of which are very wide, run in a  uortheast and southwest direction. The  ore bodies occur in' a slate "fissure, and  give every indication of being permanent.  A number of claims have been located  along the new find which is at the head  of Perry cieek, lying along the divide  between Perry, Weaver and Negro  creeks, and a branch of the St. Mary's.  and'the hour hand    of   a   clock   was   a.  MaudS. compared with their, move. .  The C. P. li. looked on for <a...moment  astonished at such stupidity, then chuckled and then dived in '-'for a. whack at the  trade thus neglected. They 'soon got  the major portion of it, and st iil the peo-  p 1 e v i go ru us 1 y d e 111 a 11 c! ed : W h y ?:,  If ��������� recent/rum or can be credited the  modest sum "of $175,000 was asked for, a.  right of way . th.rn'uyh the town, find  now Hill, disgust ed, is ;;ibout lo move to  a point 10 miles further down and leave  the town struggling wil h the old problem of "Where was' Moses- when the  light went   out.",  <:k<������Wf������ uhm.viv Ara'Aiu.vrittiM.  NOTICE   OF   APPLICATION.  SliHiBi^.Neiles.-  The o w tiers o f t h e S mprise. a re prep'a r-  ing to ship 100 tons of, sorted ore. This  is another 'Slocan property of the paying  variety. Bet urns of nhont 70 peri cent  lead and from 500 to 600 ozs in silver  are expected on the shipment. (  The Black Prince, and the Silver Cup  two of the principal properties in the  La.rdeau country, have arranged to continue work all Winter. Both, of these  properties are showing up in first class,  shape and the owners are congratulating themselves on t he very good outlook  for the coming season.  Prospectors arriving in Nanainio from  the Alberni gold fields, report that some  10 men are at.work in that section.  A mining engineer sent .out by a  Victoria syndicate has given a very  favorable reportoii the country according to t he Victoria Colonist.  TEfc'IPaSDKS.  ��������� Ui.UK Jay ,M"1.\kuai/Ci,'aim ���������  Now DenverMinining District.  *<AKE NOTICtt THAT WE, R. E. LKMON,  free minor's certificate.. No. i!);312, and Scott,  McDonald, free minor's.-, certificate No. 40,425, in-  ,t.eiul 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, he sent to Uio.Mining Recorder, and action  commenced before the issuance of such certificate  of improvements.'     "  Dated this lirsl, day of August, ISO.'J.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.       ������  TILE HALL  MINES, LIMITED.  OTICE is hereby given that Frank Fitch, as  agent for Maxwell Stevenson, has tiled the  necessary papers, [and made application-for a  Crown Grant, in favor of the " Highlander ".'mineral'claim'.  1. The ������������������'"Highlander" is situated about half a  mile'south of Ainsworth,. and one-quarter of a  mile from Kootenay.Lake.  Adverse claimants will forward their ob.iec  tions within sixty days from the date of Lhis  publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C., Aug. 23, 1S!)3. Aug 20  NOTICE.  T  TBae i'arry ���������ree2c I������Iacers.  The Perry creek placet's will be  worked next season on a. more extensive scale than ever before. A syndicate of English capital is said to have  been formed for the purpose of giving  the ground a thorough test. A great  many thousands of dollars will be spent  in wages and materials, and the people  of that section consider the outlook to  be more favorable than ever before.  rpENDERS for hauling ore in sacks from the  -"���������      Silver King mine,   to a point, in  or near  Nelson, will be received up to noon, on 27th Oct.,  at the office of the company, Nelson, B. C.  Tenders must state the rate per ton on ore, and  the number of tons that, tho tenderer will be prepared to haul within a period of 14 days from the  date of contract.  The (UovcriiHM'iil Aii������-lzou ofEf.ofs   CJallicr 0111  llic <luiel Si<lc.  Quite a fair sized turnout greeted  Capt. Fitzstubbs in the new court house  to-day when he mounted the platform  to begin the auction sale of lots on behalf of the government.  Block 16 was the first to receive attention. The upset price of $250 brought  no bids. A similar fate awaited the  offer of four lots in block 26.  The purchases were as follows: Block  37, lots 1 and 2, E. F. Wheelan, $155, upset price $150. Block -14, lots 1 and 2, (Jr.  O. Buchanan, $255 each, upset $250. F.  J. Hume bought Jot 10 t'oi the same figure. Block 44(c), lots 1 and 2, Mrs, Seaman, $255, upset $250 each. Block 47,  lots 1 and 2, John Houston; lots 11 and  12. J. A. Turner, $105, upset $100 each.  The upset price of $100 was set on the  lots in block 93. Rev. T. H. Rogers look  lot 4, and A. H. Clement lots 7 and S at  $405 each.  This closed the sale which disposed of  six lots outside of those held by the  squatters.  Itowu Ihc 31o.vu:i.  The C. P. R. corps of surveyors now  engaged on the Crow's Nest pass line  are making the most of the remainder  of the season which is growing short.  One party are taking the levels and  the other is running the line down the  Moyea. Unless some change is made in  the present programme, the road will  come down the Moyea and cross on the  divide between that stream and the head  of Goat river, and come down the  Kootenay on the south side of the Goat  river. The railroad company has surveyed n, new townsite on the divide between the Moyea and the Goat rivers.  The   lowest,  or  accepted.  any   tender,   not   necessarily  II. E. CROASDAILE, Agent.  ymbery  rick.  MINKKAIj ACT,   1S03.  Notice of Application for Cerlilicate of  Improvements.  "Jay Gould"   Mineral  Claim.  "'AKJS   notice that I, as  agent for the Shafer  Gold  and   Silver   Mining   Company, free-  miner's certificate No. 4:i,(it0, intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the  Gold  Commissioner for a cerlilicate of improvements, for  the  purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  m ust be sent to the Mining 1 lecorder, and act ion  commenced before the issuance of such cerlilicate of improvements.  THOMAS JOHNSON.  Dated this 18th day of August, 1S!M,  Ainsworth, li. C. Aug 20  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  ]y OTICE IS HEREBY.GIVEN." THAT A. SL'  '- ' FARWELL, as agent for Oliver Durant and  Alex If. Tarbef, has tiled the necessary papers',, ,  aiul 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 GO days from the date of  this publication.  ' 7 .."-'������������������������������������   ���������, N.  FITZSTUBBS.  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B. C., Sept.. Gt.lv 1893. .,.    ���������  TRASiSB'OIlt'irATIlOS.THMB2 TABSMSS.  The "Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all, Kootenay  Points '   ,,...  To the PAOIPIO COAST and to the EAST.  Get quotations on these  Materials from .  BCcluriis from Cariboo.  Returns    received    from    the   recent  elections in Cariboo to   till  the   vacancy  caused by the death of I. B. Nason,  gives Mr. Adams a majority of 16 over  the rival candidates Johnston and Murphy, who polled 68 and 75 votes respectively.  PIRATICALLY PROHIBITED  Tlie dirciif. Roi-ilicrn has no Cliaucc  to   Staler  Hon tier's  Ferry.  For a long time past the people who  had ore to ship from the Slocan have  been growling at the Great Northern  for not putting in a spur from the depot  down to the steamboat landing and  thus saving drayage on shipments via  that route.  The good people of the Ferry were  not slow to swell the chorus of dsscon-  tent, and a vigorous demand was made  that the railway people begin the work  at once. The (x. N. appeared to take a  somewhat different view of the matter,  NOT8GE.  OTICE IS IIERE]}Y GIVEN THAT A. S.  FARWELL, as agent for the Josephine  Mining Company, lias tiled the necessary papers  and made application for a Crown grant in favor  of the " Josephine" mineral claim. The "Josephine" is a northerly extension of the "Highland,"  Lot 258, Group 1, and is situate about 21- miles  north-west from Ainsworth. Adverse claimants  will forward their objections within GO days from  the date of thispublication.  N.   FITZSTUBBS,  Gold Commissioner.  Nelson, B.C., July 20th, 1SD3.  MINERAL ACT,  1S93.  Notice of application  for Certificate  of  Improvements.  " Shafer" Mineral Claim.  rilAKE notice that I,  as agent, for the Shafer  ���������**-    Gold and   Silver   Mining   Company,   free  miner's certificate No. 43,610, 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 certill-  cates of improvements.  THOMAS JOHNSON.  Dated this 18th day of August, IS.'W,  Ainsworth, B. C. Aug 21!  NOT8CE.  Direct Connection at, Robson every  Tnesi!ay, TBstu-s������������ay   iiiid S;iJEJi������lay  O^veieiiigr*  With .Steamer., for IIisvkiTstoick, where connection is made with  Canadian Pacific EastboundL  and Westbound through trains.  TiiKOucn-r Ticicicts Issuiso,  Baggage Ciikcicicd to Destination,  No Customs Dii<\i<TCUL,Tn>;s. ������������������  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining Palatial  Dining and.Sleeping Cars. Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and. Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information  to nearest agent.  as to rates, time,etc., apply  J. BffASBBS/J'OX, Agent, Nklson,  Or to ������B-:w. M������B/. B&SCOWX,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver-  COLUMBIA   &  KOOTETsTAY  STEAM   NAV.  (limited)  CO.  T3SV1E   CARD    MO.   8.  INTO  EFFECT  SUNDAY,   AUGUST  13,   1893-  NOTICE  Notice of Application for Certificate of Improve-  . meats.  Wellington Mineral Claim.  rjUKE NOTICE THAT I, AS AGENT FOR  -A- the Kootenay & Columbia Prospecting and  Mining Company Limited, free miner's certificate  No. 44,298, intend sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to the Gold Commissioner for a 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, 1S93. Aug 5  MINERAL ACT,   ISM, <-'  Notice of application for Certificate of  Improvements.  "Bobtail" Mineral Claim.  rpAKE notice that I, as agent for the Shafer  -8- 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 Hie 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 ISth day of August, 1S93.  Ainsworth, B. C. Aug 2(1  NOTICE.  ^TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY  -*-^l days front 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 he seen at  the oflicc of the Government agent, Nelson.  CHARLES VAN NESS.  Nelson, B.C., July 10th, 1893. 158-8  j REVELSTOKE ROUTE  i        Stk. COLUMBIA connecting with Canadian  Pacilic   Railway  at Revelstoke  for all Eastern  , and Coast points Leaves Robson���������Tuesdays, and.  ��������� Fridays at, 7 p.m.  i        Leaves .Revelstoke���������Mondays and Thursdays-,  at, 5 a.m.  Passengers from Nelson should take the C. &  K. train leaving at 3p. in. Tuesdays and Fridays.  NORTHPORT   ROUTE  Stka.mek COLUMBIA, running in connection willi the C. & K. Kail way and thcS. F. &N.  Railway between Nelson and Spokane, making;  dose connection at Spokane with Northern Pacilic, Great Norlhern and Union Pacific for all  points east, and west.  Leave-. Robson���������Tuesdays and Fridays at;  5 a.m.  Leaves Norl.hport���������Tuesdays and Fridays afc  I p.m. Passengers for Spokane should take C. &  IC. trains leaving Nelson at 3 p. m., on Mondays  and Thursdays.  Tourists from Spokane for Glacier, Banff and:  other C.P.R. resorts make close connection at  Robson with boats for Revelstoke.  KASLO ROUTE  Steam Kit NKLSON  Sunday���������Nelson to Kaslo.  Monday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Tuesday- Kaslo to Nelson.  Wednesday���������Nelson   to    Kaslo,     thence   to  Lardo and return lo Kaslo.  Thursday���������Kaslo to Nelson and return.  Friday���������Kaslo to Nelson.  Saturday���������Nelson to'Kaslo and return.  Steamer leaves Nelson for Kaslo on Wednesdays  and Saturdays at S a., m., and on Sundays.  Mondays and Thursdays at 3 p. m.  Steamer leaves Kaslo for Nelson on Mondays  Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays at 8 a.m.,  and on Saturdays at 3 p.m.. connecting with  all trains on tne C. & K. railway to Robson.  The Company reserves the right to  change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full information as to tickets, rates, etc.,  apply at the  S*JMHCompany's offices, Nelson, B.C.  J. W . Troup, Manager  ������������������*    1   -   ltrtK������1.re.  '���������"    ���������- \. ������������������'������������������-.-'���������,.-"���������;"���������- - ��������� - 'tii'TJ';'-'.1''-'"-"���������"," ������������������-'.���������   ' '-..���������"���������"���������'PWf ���������)\Vv*v"^"'V"~":,r-"'""^vgs?^ " ("���������"'rfTvi*- "������������������������!��������� *��������������������������� -t"-������"..������.-"f-.f -":~>'."vj,'.:"���������/���������;."���������*~a i>."'.^V",'''vH*<!>''5s-;':",;>(''-','!' -,--'������-H\v THE MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY,  V_y X  K.J U JL^ 1\  14,      189  3  ^Stltc filler.  The Minku is printed on Saturdays, provided  the stair 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 ton cents.   "  Contract Advektisemknts inserted at the rate  of ������3 per inch, (down tlie column) per month  and as much more as patrons will stand.  :Tkansient AuvicimsiSMKNTs inserted at the  .rate of 15 cents per line first insertion, and 10  scents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Advertisements running for shorter periods  than three months is classed transient.  ���������  'Quack, Curo-All. Private Remedy, and Next-to-  ���������    Pure-Reading-Matter advert isoments 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.  Senator Morgan. According to the press  dispatches, he has offered an amendment to the repeal bill, which would if  incorporated into the bill now offered  practically bring about free coinage of  silver. In addition to this the amendment provides for recoprocity with  other nations by reducing import duties  on goods shipped to the United States  in American vessels, or in any vessel  belonging to a country which shall  recognize the United States silver dollar  as legal tender.  That such a proposition will be entertained by the senate is very doubtful. ,It  is, to say the least, a confession of weakness. If import duties can be dispensed  with, they should be taken off without  reference to the silver dollar, the problem of which belongs to another department.  work during the season in this section,  and I think most of them have done  very well."  iThe WHd Horse creek district placers  are said to have placed $27,000 to their  credit as the gold dust production for  the month past. A new town has been  laid out on this creek at a point about  three miles from Ft. Steele.  BRITISH COLUMBIA   IRON  W  K.4J\Ei.a.\'<; hoj'Ses.  BANK  OF  . . ..���������.r-HOME RULE JN 'JVIE U. S.  While the attention of the world is  'heing direcled lo a considerable degree  ���������lo the outcome of (lie Home rule movement ;iu Great Britain and Ireland,  Another problem, similiar in nature, and  3io less in interest, is being ��������� formulated  ���������on this side of the Alla.nt.c.  For years the claims of   the friends of  o  .Home( Rule have found ardent supporters in tlie United Slates. hi fact it  ,is safe lo say 1 hat the major portion of  ���������the funds raised lo carry on this movement for many years past, has been  contributed by those who have left t he  old country for the "land of liberty."  The efforts of those who have had the  matter of collecting these funds in hand  have been materially aided by the press  ���������of the United States. The right of any  jpeople to self government has been  taken for t he key-note of a long conlin-  med cry against the British government's  policy of denying Home liule. to the  Irish people.  The iniquity of, a titled class using its  heredity position and influence to grind  -down   the  masses, has been pointed out  Again   and   again.      The   substance   of  -countless editorial, and  platform   blasts  has been to   the  effect  that   where  one  portion of a nation   persisted  in legisla-<  ting against the best interests of another  ���������class, the latter  have  the   right  to  de-  >.mand such a modification of the existing  estate of affairs as would  permit them to  run their own section to suit themselves.  While this theory adplied to a distant  people,   could   be  conveniently used   to  swing a party  vote into  line,   the   rant  And roar   was   regarded   as  ;i. very fine  .piece of political policy.    Now   however  .there appears to be brewing a large and  ijiot  veiy   palitable   dose   of   this same  .Home Rule, medicine which these political   quacks   are   about,  to    be  asked to  .swallow. If   remains   to    be   seen  whether they en 11  accomplish   this   feat  without making .some very wry faces.  A convention was recently held in St.  "Louis which boldly announced for its  object the combiniit'ioirof the South and  West in self protective measures against  ���������the East. If other and milder methods  fail, there were many in tlie convention  'who did not hesitate to  advocate   seces-  SITUA riON IN IDAHO.  Great distress prevails just now in and  around Wallace and Wardner, Idaho,'  owing to the influx of unemployed  miners into those camps. The papers  of that section state that if all the mines  should resume work there would be two  men for every job.  In view of this statement the fact that  the miners' union is holding out for a  $3.50 per day schedule is rather remarkable. While if is true that the miner  from the dangers and hardships attendant, upon his calling should receive a  high wage, yet in view of the fact that  the mining output has fallen so much in  value, and present necessities are so  pressing, at least a temporary acceptance of a, lower scale would seem advisable.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), &������<>������,<>������(>     ���������      .$������,030,000  (With power to increase.)  uksiueve fiinb������, ������'>(������(mm><>     .    .      i,20.>,3:i������  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine;  Work a   Specialty.   .  welson" b:r_a.:dto:e2c_  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets.  BBA1TCHES =  Can AT) a���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United Statics���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-  ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON,  England.  AGENTS AND COKSiSPuNDENTS:  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 Yon<:  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  SOLK    JlAN'UF.tCTiritKECS    OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  LOWER YS   NEW LEDGE.  Authentic evidence came to hand this  week, which proves that the gi eat and  only Ijowery has been out prospecting  again. Mis la.-^l Claim proving a complete i';i i I ure, after a considerable  amount of assessment work, and the  declaring of several Irish dividends, he  concluded to go on a prospecting trip up  into the wilds of Nakusp.  Here his usual luck attended him, and  he has already located a Ledge in the  heart, of the town. This new properly  is apparently a contact vein rich in  oxides of expectation, but carrying a  heavy gangue of quartzitive question  marks.  Two small sample shipments have  been made from Lowery's Ledge, but as  yet  the returns have not been received.  QAVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  Deposits received ab %\ and upwards, and  interest, allowed (present rate) at 3.V per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,    .  Nelson, July 17,1S9.3. Agent,  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. ��������� ������  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VAN00UVEE, B. 0.  D.   CARTO3EL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANEL  1 * ' 1  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  MOTELS  CA1'������TA0j (fill pui<l  ������3>), $!'-!.(MM),<>������<>  KE8T,        .        . . <>,U(M),(MM)  Sir   DONALD  A.   SMITH President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,... .Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON. te... .General Manager  MEI>I���������AL.  sion from the  general  government, as a  iinal resort.  Like the Irish people, these men are of  the opinion that for years, the money  centers of the East have been using all  the means at their command to secure  legislation detrimental to the best inter-  -ests of what is in area at least, the largest portion of the United States. Having arrived at this conclusion they can  naturally ask that those who have been  so loud in their wail for Home Rule for  Ireland, will be consistant enough to  .grant the same rights at home.  That they will be willing to do this, no  ���������one for a moment believes. Without  ���������doubt if the South and West should  ���������combine and demand anything like a  system of government independent of  that of the great eastern money machine, such a demand would be indignantly  refused. It is quite within the realms of  possibility that it may come to this before long, and when it does the change  of front on the part of the home rule  howlers will but form another chapter  in the history of inconsistancies which  the United States is building as rapidly  as possible.  Cables from Berlin continue to  contradict each other regarding the  condition of Prince Bisuiark. One day  he is at the point of death from par-  alysis, and anon he is on the highway to  recovery. The man who drew together  the disjointed fragments of the German  slates, and gave (hem back in United  Germany, never really recovered from  his disappointment over the waywardness of tin' present emperor. With this  almost last check on t he ambitious of the  young German emperor removed, it will  be hard to predict just what the outcome will be. A splendid army and a  ruler thirsting lor military fame would  be a dangerous combination, even in a  less strained condition of affairs than  now exists in Europe..  Nelson  Branch:   1L  W/ Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  The TOWN ������F V>'ATS������.V is situated between  Bear and Fi������h Lakes, on the Kaslo-Slocan  wagon road, 20 miles from Kaslo and 10  inilesh'oiii New Denver, is the most, central  point in Slocan district.  The WATMDK MttTEIL is one of the best kept  houses in the entire Slocan country. Tlie dining room and kiLchcn are in charge of female  help of experience. The bar is stocked with  the best brands of Liquors and Cigars.  BREEVSNER   &  WATSON,  T proprietors.  C. ARTHUR, A.M., jU.D.,'      ���������  PHYSICIAN,    Etc.,  CORONER TO It West Kootenay,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  Branches in London  (England), New York   and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers.  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 Si per cent.  TTv    LaBAU,    aI.D:,  PlIYSICIAX  AND  SlJRGl.ON,  Rooms 3 and  1,   Houston   Block,  Nelson, B.C.  Telephone  42.  Siii:vi;vi\<;  A.  S. GOING,  arvviile  [OOTE  *J  .-/ NEW SCHEME.  G-OLDSTEEAM PLACETS  .1 Successful Season in   t'lie   EEi;>   EScuci   Gold  4'on 11 fry.  J. W. liaskins, the well known mining man, is in Nelson after a trip into  the Big Bend country north of Revelstoke. He gives a very favorable report  on that section,  "The best placer," said he, "that has  been worked during the past season is  probably the Consolation claim, owned  by George Be Form. This property has  been turning out some splendid coarse  gold, and during the last, run averaged  from $215 to .$30 per day to tin? man.  A number of of claims in the same  locality look very promising, and many  of them ha.ve proved paying ventures  during the season. I  The  Selkirk,   one   of   the   old   placer I  claims, has been opened a,yain, and gives  promise of doing  well.    The same  general good leport   will hold true for most  of the properties on Goldstream.  Batelj- some quartz discoveries have  been made, fn several of these very  good rock has been found, and assay returns have shown some high figures.  Of the quartz locations the Grown  Point and the Homestake are the principal ones. The Ole Bull, belonging to  Gus Bund, is showing up well; and Wm.  Kirk up, Andy   Whalen   and Joe  Dunn  KM3  At the month of La France  Greek. The. Lake Port  and Outlet to tlie 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 m!  6 and 12 months with- j  out interest. i  Winchester Eifles iu 38-56, 40-65,  -10-82, 45-70, 45-90, and 50 110 calibers with  octagan barrel, pric.-, $18.00. ,'   L  Winchester l.ifles in 44 calibres  either model of'73 or '72, price ������16.00 with  nctngau, or $.15X0 with round barrel.  Mnrlin Eifles, model of '89, with  octagan barrel, 44 calibre, price S1S.00  Mnrlin Eifles, 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 (raps.  Rogers' Hunting .Knives.  Charles E. Tisdal  <;!;.\.m.ik5<:ee.  VAnSTCOUVEE,    IB. O.  i:if!M>EM;   .MATEBE3AL .  HE SUBSCRIBER HAS IN  Sl'OCK or en route from tin-  Coast :  1 Carload Glass,  JPaints and Oils.  2 Carload.  Sash  and Doors.  2  Carload Dry  Clear Fir  Flooring, 4-  .   inch.'  I  Carload Dry Clear Eir Ceili?ig, 4 inch  I  Carload Factory  Cedar,  An   Immense   Stock of   Common  lumber,     Shingles,    laths,    Mouldings,  CIVIL  ENGINEER  AND   PROVINCIAL  e ���������  LAND   SURVEYOR.  ....". ��������� ,  .        Houston Blocic,  Nelson, B. C.  uivi\<;.  F.   BLEDSOE,  EXAMINER    OF   MINES,  Nklson,   B.C.  TWENTY  VICARS' EXPERIENCE JN THE  152-52 AMERICAN  CAMPS.  C.   CAMPBELL-JOPINyTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST, ASSAVER,  AND  MINING  ENGINEER  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores yiven. Ores  bong-lit and sold.   Box 731, Vancouver. B. C.  S.  DAWS.  iMlXIXG   KXGIXEER,  AXJ) ASSAYKli.  Ollices Victoria Street.  NKLSON, B. C,  am iiom;i;k.s.  W.  P.  IIOBixsON,  GKXKPAL    AUCTIONEER  NELSON,  B.C.  Wanted- Consignments of Household Goods,  Surplus Stock, Etc., for Auction.  Prompt, returns.  All  business transactions strictly confidential.  Etc., as usual.  G.  O. Buchanan,  NELSON  LIVERY Bill FEED STABLES  j may lie mentioned as ainong those   who  ,    ,        ,       . ,   .. ,. i htive secured valuable claims during: the  A new and almost unique  solution  or   season.  ���������the silver problem  has been offered by       In all some 40 or 50 men have been   at  Apply to  W. H. WALBY, Kaslo.  B. H. LEE, Maryvttle.  C. HAMBER G-en. Agent  Nelson, B. C.] nelson and kaslo.  WILSON    81   WILLIAIVISON,  rkiH'llIETOKS.  HAY AND   G-EAIN P0E SALE.  Kootenay Lake \ omnibus m.d  Sawmill  carriiiKCs to and from all trains and  steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals  for hire. Freight hauled and all kinds of job  teaming attended to.  "^able on Bake: Street   Office with Wihon & Perdu  ���������MWWWIWWIM^  TBI"  TT-T5T  !rr--*i-rr  -**\yrF~. THE MINER,  NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY,  OCTOBER 14,  1893.  rjuam.u^^.������,j  nmmmCT./j.^.������ii,.-m������-.^U'LUHIII'JMI������  A BEOKEN LEDGE  "Turns  them  to shaiJe,. and   gives  to   airy  nothing- a local habitation and a name.���������Shake's.  The following and other Indian legends and  traditions were'gathered during a visit to the  Kit-kat-la, Bclla-bellii.Bella-copla, Kim-Scpiitand  other tribes on the north-west coast of British  .America. Among the Indians, each family has a  crest or totem, which, like a coat-of-arms, is peculiar to the family, arid-is carved, not only on a  massive pole which stands before the house, but  on all the household belongings. Attached to this  totem is the family tradition of how the crest  came to be adopted. This tradition may be related only by tlie owner of the tot ciii. .  While a, member of an expedition sent by tlie  government to quell some, disturbances ampng  the north-west coast tribes, the writer became  acquainted with tlie "talk-man" or story-teller of  theKit-kat-la tribe, a number of whom were taken  along on the peace-making expedition to the  other villages. Many pleasant hours were spent  in listening, through the kindness of an interpreter, to a succession of wierd'tales, rich in  dreamy oriental imagery, often wildly eloquent,  and possessing a completeness or detail worthy  of a higher intelligence than these people are  supposed to possess. Any question with x-egard.  to the impossible features of. the story, is met  . with the smiling reply of " Nok-nok," meanins;  the power of the individual to perform supernatural feats. ;������������������'��������������������������� J. F.'Bledsoe.  ���������gi-a-war:  Near the village, standing lonely    ,/���������  Was a giant pole,> totem  Hewn in shape so grim, fantistic, ;  That the traveller paused and eyed it.     ,  Long he gazed, then turned and questioned  Him,-the guide who stood beside him,  Shaped his lips to Chinook jargon;  After fashion of the traders ;.',  " What's the story on this totem��������� c  Whose the hands that hewed its outline���������  Wherefore guards it now no doorway ?"  Then the answer came, but slowly,  From the guide who stood beside him:  "Gi-a-wak, is called the totem��������� "  Dead the hands that liewcxVits outline.  Long ago the timbers rotted,   , -  Of the doorway that it guarded.  But to-night, beside the lire-sticks,  You may ask, arid hear the story  From ah" old man, living lonely,  -lie the last to bear the totem."  Round the tire-sticks flashing redly, 7  Ring on ring of swarthy faces 7  '   Greet the traveller on his entrance.  Huge the house of mighty timbers,  Hewn for years with pat.ie.;t labor.  Every post, and all tli0 rafters  Bore the emblem called the Bird God,  Gi-a-wak, the bird god totem.  Room they made beside the firelight,  Gave him scat of graven cedar.  Over head were strings of salmon,  Skins of otter, and the fur seal,  Lines and nets, and canoe paddles.  Long the silence was unbrpkoii,'"'  While the fresh-fed lire lit rodly  On the faces stolid, dreamy.  They, the men of the Kit-Ua! -la,  Closer drew, and bent to lis en.:  As the old man, gaunt, a.a:l wrinkled,  Frorii his pipe the ashes sea tcred.  Then he told them all the fa'c of  Gi-a-wak, tne bird god totem.  Long ago, beside that inlet, ��������� :.  Dwelt the two sons of a chieftain.  Wayward boys who would not listen  When he told their totem story.  Deep beneath the iniots's waters  Dwelt a sea god,������grim and awful.  Feared was he by the Kit-kat-Iaw  When his voice had come in warning:  "Throw no shells into the water."  But the two sons of the chieftain  Wayward boys who would not listen,  Only mocked the sea ;;oi's warning.  "We can swim and paddle swiftly.  Not for us the sea god's warning"     ;  Then the elder said, '^We'll try him.s'  Then his brother brought him clam-shells :  Loaded high a canoe with them ;  Gave a paddle to his brother,  Saying: " Steer into the center :  Cast the shells, and I will watch you."  Straight he steered into the center,  Cast the shells into the inlet.  Sudden rose, in wild commotion  All the waves, and overturned him.  Drew him down and closed above him.  How he reached it, never knew he,  Life returning, found him lying  On the smooth and sandy bottom ;  Whilst above him bent a maiden.  Tall she was, and fair to look at,  With a voice that gentle, winning,  Soothed away the fear that filled him.  "Life is spared because my father  Far away is holding council.  Knew you not my father's warning:  Throw no shells into the water?  Rise, and wc will go and find him."  Then the sea god's daughter led him  Far away across the bottom,  Till he spied a mighty doorway.  Rough the slabs of stone that formed it;  On a shaftof stone before it  Saw he carved an unknown totem���������  Nameless still���������the sea god's totem.  Followed in the sea god's daughter;  'look a scat beside the fire-sticks ;  Eyed the old man, sitting grimly,  Fierce and still, beside the fire-sticks.  Took the food the maiden brought him,  Slept and woke, and wondered greatly.  Dangers never press so closely  That the young think not of loving :  And the maiden's tender glances  JVIovert the young man's heart within him.  "    r the times he woke and wondered,  the old man, sitting grimly,  m ierce and still, beside the lire-sticks,  Then the silence, long, was broken.  Said the old man, speaking slowly:  " 1 had thought at first to kill you,  Then my daughter's love kept speaking ;  For her sake you now arc living.  You must love and keep her alway,  Never wander in your loving ;  When you do you then will lose her."  <Kv  Then the young man's eyes with slumber  Heavy grew, arid when he wakened,  Stood again beside the inlet;  Marvelled at the change around him.  Then tec maiden, standing by him,  'Told him whathad wrought the changes.  " Four the times you woke and wondered,  Four the days you thought were passing ;  '������������������.,. Forty years in fact, were passing. "/  Few are they who will remember  How you sank into the inlet.'.'  Then the old men made him welcome,  And the young men gathered, eager ;  Listened while he told his story ;  Saw the sea god's daughter standing  Fairer far than the Kit-kat-la.  Many hands were stretched to aid him ;  Wide the house he buikled for her ;  '- Round her wrapped the skin of otter ;  Stored up salmon 'gainst the,winter./  And the sea god's daughter helped him,  Twined his nets,' and twisted fish-line ;  Made the Arc-sticks crackle brightly   ,  When he came in from the fishing.  Long they dwelt in peace together,  ,   .  , But the water for the drinking  .   Never brought she from the river.      ,  Daily must he take the bucket,  Bring it brimming from the river.  And the sea god's daughter stirred it  With her finger���������silent, watchful. c"  Much he marvelled at the stirring  But his questions got no answer.  Only once he pressed the question.  Then her face grew, to his fancy,  Like her father's, sitting grimly,  Fierce and still, beside; the fire-sticks.  Use will dull the keenest weapon.  In his'eyes the sea gods daughter  Grew to seem a common maiden, ���������  Like to one of his Kit-kat-la.  Then.his heart began to wander.  Lacked lie riot for those to help hinV  For the youth both fair and tall was.    ,  Oft the maids of his Kit-kat-la  Smiled, and turning in their passing  Greeted him with tender glances.  'Till at last his fitful fancy  On the fairest fixed, and settled.   ,  Blotted out the sea god's warning���������  "Never wander in'your'loving,  When you do you theri will lose her."  Then his wife grew strangely silent.  Fierce and grim, as was her father.  Once his bucket at the river,  ; Filled the maiden, of his fancy.;  He in payment, turned and kissed her,  ., Thought no more, and'brought the water.  Then the sea-god's daughter stirred it  With her finger���������silent, watchful.'  Lo, its depths grew black and muddy,  7 Like to pine pitch grew the water.  Down she threw the gifts and tokens  That in love he first had given.  And her face grew pale with sorrow,  And her voice was strangely gentle,  Like the day when first she found him���������  " Time has turned your roving fancy,  Blotted out the sea god's warning���������  Never wander in your loving,  When you do you then will lose her���������  And you thought I was Kit-kat-la,  Clingling, loving, though forgotten.  Let, the other come and help you;  Twine your nets, and twist your fish-line ;  Make the fire-sticks crackle brightly  When vou come in from the fishing.  Strange the road he travels over,  AVho again this sea god's daughter  Brings a wife from out the inlet."  Vain the arms outstretched to hold her;  Vain the tardy,love returning.  Swiftshe turned and sought the water,  Like a seal, her swimming, diving ;  And the angry waves repulsed him,  Would not let him follow after,  Cast him back among the drift-wood.  Long he sat there, silent, thinking ;  And the lost one grew the dearer.  Then his silent doorway entered,  Made the rafters ring with calling,  Saw the fire-sticks black and smoking,  Turned away in hopeless sorrow.  Made a vow that he would find her,  Brave the sea-god, fierce and silent;  Lose his life, if but to find her.  Down he took his widest paddle,  Steered far out into the inlet,  Ever calling, listening, calling,  But no answer came to greet him.  'Till at last, upon the water  Fell a shadow, and beside him,  Gi-a-wak, the bird-god, settled.  Heard his story, listened gravely,  Pondered on it, thinking deeply���������  " There is need of such a Servant  For the household, will you serve me?  Long and hard must be the service,  But if faithful, I'll reward you,  Bring again the sea-god's daughter."  Long his service, hard and faithful,  Dire flic labor, grim, and nameless,  With his working, watching, waiting  And his face grew stolid, dreamy ;  With his watching, and the waiting.  Then he finished all his labor ;  All the tasks the bird-god sot him ;  Came and stood before his master,  Called again the words of service���������  " 'But if faithful, I'll reward you,'  Bring again the sea-god's daughter."  Long the bird-god looked upon him,  Fell away the beak, and feathers,  And again the sea-god's daughter  Stood before him, silent, tender.  Down lie took his broadest paddle,  Swiftly sped his canoe homeward.  And again the sea-god's daughter  Twined his nets, and twisted fish-line ;  Made tlie lire-sticks crackle brightly,  When he came in from the fishing.  And he carved another totem,  Gi-a-wak, the bird-god totem ;  Stood it up before the doorway,  And his story often told he,  Told to heedless boys and husbands.  So the traveller, eager, listening,  Heard the story of the totem���������  Gi-a-wak, the bird-god totem.  0    HSe have the ^largestl ana7 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 comftetiizon. Call andfrove this forv  yourself. ��������� ���������f;j'^. : ������������������:'������������������ '..;������������������ ;;������������������7 : ::'':f:!'���������''.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B. (X  Perry' Prospectors' Map of  West  Kootenay.  '������������������������������������-���������'��������� t  Showing the Mining-Camps  of Kaslo, Slocan, Nelson  ',-'���������". . .  o-;. ��������� "  - .   '.  Ains-worih, Trail-Greek  and Lardeau.  ���������W.  A.  Auctioneer and Commission Agent.  REPRESKNTINO  No. 1, JOSEPHINE STEEET,  NELSON, B. 0.  The Confederation Life Association, the Phoenix Fire!  Insurance Company, and the Provident Fund Accident-,  Society; also the  Sandy 'Croft Foundry Company,  near;  Chester, England, 'makers of  all kinds of   mining m'a>-.  chinery, air compressors, rock breakers, stamps, etc.  ".:AW  Pocket Forni, S250.  Half Mounted 3.00.  Full 'Mounted, ���������   4,00.  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  "With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  property in Nelson, values sure to increase.   Apply  ��������� W.  A. Jowett, agent for Nelson and district,  or times & Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  W.  A.  JO WETT,'  Mining ani Boa I E^tato Brokers, Auctioneers and Commission Agent,  AT  & 125.00  U.  JOSEPHINE  STREETS.  NEESON; .BiCS  A recently finished, well-  equipped hotel at Duncan City  erected on two of the best lots  in the townsite, for sale or to  lease.  Any one desiring the property can have immediate possession.  For tetms apply to,  C. HAMBER,  Nelson,  B. C.  ,E OF LOTS  IN   THE  ���������PANTS,    PANTS,-    PANTS,  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.A  also suits from $30, up. Wow-  is the time to  saye   money.  SQ.TJXIRZE:,  Corner  Ward,  and  Baker Streets:..  o:  Hill OS.  kj?.<? <* ������ ������ ������.���������  Wc 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.  K,  TOWN OF NELSON  "VTOTICE is hereby givcu that a public auc  -^ tion sale of lots in the town of Kelson,  West Kootenay District, will be held at the Government Office, Nelson, on Saturday the fourteenth clay of October next, at 12 noon, the follow  ing lots:  Block XVI, Lots 15, 1G, 20, 21, 22.  "      XXVI, Lots 1, 2, 11, 12.  "      XXXIV, Lots 1, 2, II, 12.  "      XLII, Lots 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12.  "      XLIV, Lots 1, 2, 3, i, 7, 8, 9,10.  XLIV(c) Lots 1, 2, 3, i.  "      XLVII Lots 1, 2, 11, 12.  XCIII, Lots i, 7, 8.  Each lot will be sold subject to the erection   of  a building of not less than   ������250 value   within  three months from  the date of sale.   Any purchaser failing to erect such building within the  stipulated period shall forfeit his deposit and the  sale will be cancelled.  Terms, one-third cash, and the balance in six  and twelve months, with interest at the rate of (J  per cent per annum.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Assistant Commissioner of Lands  and Works.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston ������S Ink Stuilding, .Soscgtliiiic SI reel.  You Drink Beer, of Course?  Then Drink the Best.  3Q  Be sur������ you get it.    The best, qualty and lowest prices hit  Liquors, Cigars, and Provisions at  BAKER STREET,   NELSON.  AGF.NTS  FOR  Hiram Walker & Son's,       nm1       Fort Garry Flour Mills  Limited anCl Manitoba  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24..  &  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS..  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn up..  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.  K������TW(MaiMHUgBW!iWIH^^  mmiimii) ihmiiihiiiiwwwmiw^^


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