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 II-'.'  iv  I*. I/  h '  hi'  lit  lit  t  I  C"7"  /.  Only Paper ,  Printed  in  the  RLootcnay Lalie Mm-  in!; districts.  ^-  --'������.--���������  S\  u  For  Rates  of Suhseriufioii and  Advertising  See  Fourth   B'age.  NUMBER 69.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   OCTOBER   17,  1891.  U A YEAR.  I  m  m*  THE    SLOt'AX    LAKE    DISTRICT.  When simmered down, the mining news of  the week amounts to little more than talk of the  new discoveries on Slocan lake, and the-location  of that, body of water. While the lake is well-  known by name, its location cannot be accurately stated. One man who has been on it  says that it is over 40 miles long; another, who  has not been on it, says it cannot he more than  20 miles in length. The length of Slocan river is  also an unsettled question; one stating it to be  40 miles, and another that it cannot be more  than 25 or 30.    Several claim that the lake does  not lie north and south, but northeast and southwest. This, however, is doubted by men who  are pretty well posted, they claiming that the  mountain ridges or divides all run in a north and  south direction, and that if Slocan lake is 40  miles in length it must lie in the same general  direction as Kootenny Jake and Upper Arrow  lake. The lake is located on professor Dawson's  map as lying a little northeast to southwest, but  as the professor was not no the lake, his map  cannot be taken as an authority. Of course,  there are men who believe that the new district  can be reached by a shorter and more practicable route than the one up the North Fork of Kaslo  creek, but until "they prove their beliefs, the  Kaslo creek route will be the one followed. Tlie  distance from Kootenay lake by that route is  certainly not more than 30miles, and the chances  are when a trail is made the distance will not.be  more than 20 or 25. It is too early to determine  the probable worth of the district, but-by the  time it is known the best route for a wagon road  will also be known. The Canadian Pacific railway people arc* not asleep, and engineers will be  in the field within a month to make preliminary  surveys, so as to determine the route by which  the ore must be shipped. The engineers claim  The natural route is down Slocan river, and not  out by way of Lower Arrow lake, as has been  stated bv the steamboat and smelting interests  centered at Revelstoke.  That the ledges are large and easily traceable  is admitted by all the parties who have been on  the ground; that, the ore is high-grade is proved  by the" assays, the tests being" made by men  above suspicion. Tlie new discovery, is not. a  mirage; it is an actuality; and The Miner predicts that "Slocan" will be the name of one of  the richest mineral divisions of West Kootenay  district.'   /:  Toad mountain  fining . Xews.  The Tower funnel on the Dandy is in between  140 and 150 feet and the crosscut tunnel.between  ISO and 190 feet.    The lower tunnel  is looking  well.    The shaft has been cleaned out, and  mr.  Esler was well satisfied with, the looks of the  ore body. At the Grizzly, superintendent'  Robertson Will crosscut -from the 'bottom of  the shaft to the ledge and afterwards" drift.  The Silver King is still the king-pin mine  of the Kootenay Lake, country, and has  more .money in sight than would buy a  whole shire back in Scotland or a whole state  south, of the boundary line. The week has not  been noted for sales, but few claims changing  hands.  Even .Judges are  Ciiven  to .Exaggeration.  Spokane Review, lit h :    "Just ice Crease of the  supreme  bench   of  the   Dominion   government  arrived in the city a few days ago accompanied  by his wife and registered at the Spokane. Justice Crease is far along in years but his rosy  cheeks and robust physique show no trace of infirmity. He came to Spokane to see the city  and rest from his labors. When seen yesterday  he said that much of his time had been occupied  of late by the business of an official tour  through British Columbia. On October 3rd  he held an assize at Nelson. This he said  had    become   necessary    because   of   the   fre  quent acts of lawlessness committed in those  precincts. Within the last2months the station  house of the Canadian Pacific at. Nelson was  robbed of $2000. and since that several citizens  have been relieved of their small change. These  outrages became unbearable, and the people of  Nelson feared that unless some extreme measures were not resorted to, the hobo element  would sack the town. Justice Crease told the  citizens that the arm of the law was strong  enough to be felt even in the sequestered towns  of the Dominion; that law and order must be  preserved, not by violence, but in the courts.  He instructed the authorities to deal severely  with bad men and put a stop to such proceedings.  MAKlXCi    UOOH    HEADWAY.  E. S. Topping of Trail Creek  district was in  Nelson   this   week.    He  reports   that camp  as  making headway, and that it will yet be one of  the big ore producers of British Columbia.    He  has  made  a. shipment  of  ore   from 'the   Iron  Mask claim to the Colorado, smelter at Butte,  Montana, and expects favorable returns. The  ore is a copper sulphide, 'carrying gold, assays yielding 8 per cent copper, $02 in gold,  and $5 in silver to the ton. Mr. Topping  says the vein shows 7 feet of clean ore. The  Le Roi shaft has been cleaned out, and the  bottom ((55 feet deep) is reported in good ore.  The company got a return of $62 in gold from  samples taken to Spokane, and mr. Burbridge  of the Northern Pacific Reduction Works $51 in  gold from his samples. Quite a number of men  will remain in the camp all winter, and-no less  than 5 women will keep them company���������3 in the  town and 2 at the mines. Nathan E. Lay and  John R. Cook, 2 Nelson capitalists, have made  investments in the town. Mr. Lay lias built a  nice cottage residence, and mr. Cook has purchased the Gladstone hotel building.  Should not Let Them Wieof Xegleet.  Last spring miners' unions were organized at  Nelson and Ainsworth, and for a time the meeting had a fair attendance, but of late no meetings have been held. That these unions are of  great benefit, aside from, the wage issue cannot  be disputed. The Gold Hill (Nevada) Miners'  Union is the pioneer union of the Pacific coast.  It was organized December 8th, I860. It had 20  .charter members, only one of whom is now living, in his 62nd year. The Virginia City (Nevada)  Miners' Union was organized July 4th, 1867,  ���������with-65. charter, members, 6 of whom are now  living. That union has numbered, over 4000  members, and now has about 1140 in good standing. The union has a tine library hall, a 2-story  brick, 40 x 100, well light ed and hea ted, making it  a. pleasant ho me" for miners. The library contains  4015 volumes and 26 papers and magazines; also  games of entertainment and'amusement, and  complete sets of prospecting tools for miner's  use. The miners of the Kootenay lake districts,  although not numerically strong, should not let  their organizations go by default,-as-it-will' be  seen from the above that the 2 pioneer unions  of the<coast began with small membership.  Tite <������oat River Trail.  The men  who were at Goat  river, making a  trail to connect the  mines of that district with  the navigable waters of Kootenav river, re-  turned this week, and were paid off at Ainsworth. They report making a good trail from  Duck creek, via Jap King's camp, to the customhouse at Rykert, a distance of 9 miles. The t rail  will be a dry one for pack horses, except  for a few days during high water in June.  They also state that "the trail should have  been built direct to the river, a distance of less  than 2i in iles; but the route would have required  bridges, and the gold commissioner, so it is reported, said there was no money available for  bridges, that if all must be expended on trails;  hence the adoption of the longer route.  ARE    WORKABLE'  l������KOB������O.SlTi!0\S.  Klsowhere in Tiik Miner is print * a description of the McArthur-Forrest process for treating refractory gold ores. The process is simple,  and inexpensive* after the right to use it is once  acquired. Within a few miles of Nelson, to the  soul hwest, are hundreds of tons of gold ores  that are free milling near the surface, but become refractory as depth is attained. Those  ores    are    from     well-defined    ledges    of    fair  size, located within easy distance of  fine water-  power on   Kootenay   river.     The  grade of the  ore  is sufficiently  high   to   return a handsome  profit after paying mining,,t ransportation, and  milling charges. The best  known of these ledges  is the Poorman,  on  Eagle  creek, 6   miles   from  Nelson.-.   The vein averages 2 feet in width and  has been  opened  by a  tunnel  that   taps  it a! a  depth   of  00  feet.    Drifts   have  been   run   both  ways from the tunnel, and ore stoped to the surface for a   distance of 80 feet.    A j-hat't   is  also  down <������n the vein some 30 feet below the floor of  the drift.    Last year a 10-stamp mill was started  up on ore from the mine, and run until the supply of water gave out���������water, from Eagle creek  furnishing the motive power.    About 1000 tons*  were   crushed,   which   yielded   $28,000,.     After  closing down the mill, work was com licenced on  a tunnel that would tap the ledge at   a  depth of  350 feet, and it was in about 60 feet, when work  was ordered stopped because of the ilussey bank  failure at Spokane���������mr. Hassey owning a con-  troling interest in the property.    A.  L. Davenport,   one  of   the  owners,   came   in   early   this  spring,   expecting that the   Hussey  difficulties  "would be arranged so that  work at both mine  and mill co.uld be resumed; but the weeks passed  into months and the expected order never came.  Befor"  leaving for his  home at Portland  last  week mr. Da.venportstarted up the mill and ran  through about 80 tons of ore left in the ore-bins  from last year.    Mr.  Davenport  had no'retort,,  and   took  the amalgam to  Portland.    Judging  from   the weight of the amalgam, the run was  satisfactory; in fact, the amalgamator, mr. Mc-  Keon, '-claimed  that he -never made a  run on  .better ore in  his  30 years'   experience' on. the  Pacific coast. ���������   It is reported that the amalgam  was worth $4000.  Several.- other small lots of ore were run  .through the mill during the summer, and each  run demonstrated that all the ore would pay if  worked on the proper scale with the latest im-  proved machinery and best pioccsses.  The Whitewater company, on Rover creek, 20  miles southwest-of Nelson, also made a mill test  satisfactory to the stockholders. The."mill used  was of the Huntington pattern, which did not  save more than 50 per cent,of the gold and was  continually get ting out of order. About 3 tons  a day were crushed, and the yield for tlie time  it was run amounted.to about $1000, or'over $20  a, ton. ft is said to be the intention of the company to put in a 20-siamp mill in the spring, and  work the. mine as a business' proposition, there  being now oyer 15,000 tons of ore in sight.  After putting-in the summer''working for.  wages, the owners of-.the Royal'Canadian are  again at work on that claim, and it is their intention to drive the main tunnel in another hundred feet. Several others are at work in the  same neighborhood���������all with faith in their  ground.  Four  Feet.of   BIig1a-(������rade   Ore.  Hot Springs district does  not propose to let  the Slocan   Lake excitement get away with, all  the baggage. On Wednesday a. strike was made  in the Number One that eclipses anything made  before in that mine. The body of ore is 4 feet  wide, and assays all the way from $200 to $400  to the ton.  Metal  Quotations.  The latest attainable New York quotations of  bar silver was 96g cents an ounce; copper $12.30  and lead $4.52������ a hundred.  T7S?:7TT~������wffi'Er^^^  ���������*��������������� -^ggeaJMMIMMIMfflMIMMMMM THE  MUSTEK:    tfELSOtf,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   OOTOBEE   17,   1891.  THE    '" UNCROWNED .KltfG"    DEAD.  ALL   BBITIAN   SHOCKED   AT   THE    UNEXPECTED  END   OF   THE   GREAT   IRISHMAN.  London, October?7th.��������� Charles Stewart Par-  nell died last night at half-past 11 from a chill  with which he Was attacked last week. The  closing events in Parnell's checkered, but influ-  en tiai career took place at Walsi ngharn terrace,  Brighton, where he expired in the arms of his  wife. The news of the sad event created intense  excitement and emotion, not only in London,  but all over the United Kingdom, whence telegrams poured in demanding all the news that it  was possi hie to afford. The new spaper offices  were thronged with anxious inquirers and the  bulletin boards were' eagerly scanned by thousands Of deeply interested onlookers. Parnell?s  death fell like a, bombshell on every one, for  though it was known that he was very seriously  ill, it was not for a moment expected that his  sickness would fake a fatal turn. The deceased  had .'not been absolutely, well for several years,  and his weakness and depression had been materially augmented by the O'Shea divorce case  and consequent dissensions in the Nationalist  party.'.' :: , .       -..���������.: ������������������'  CHARLES  STEWART PARNELL  was born in 1846, at Avondale, county Wicklow,  Ireland.    He was descended from an old English  family that passed over from Gougleton, Ches-  h ire, to Ireland, and many of his ancestors have  played prominent   parts in  history.     Thomas  Parneli, the poet, was one of the family.    Mr.  Parnell's great-grandfather,  sir  John   Parneli,  held for '.'many years the office of chancellor of  the exchequer* in the Irish parliainent, and resigned rather than vote for the Act of Union;  and sir Henry Pa rn ell, s ir .Tohn 's so n, after m any  vears' service  in   the house  of commons, was  raised to the peerage as lord Cougleton in 1841.  Mr. Parneli, whose mother wras a daughter of  admiral Stewart, a celebrated American, naval  officer, was educated at various priyate"schools  in England, and afterwards went to Magdalen  college, Cambridge.    After a tour of the United  States he returned to his home in Wicklo w, and  was high sheriff of the county in 1874.  He made  his first attempt to enter public life in the same  year, contesting the county of Dublin with the  late colonel Taylor, on the latter's acceptance of  office as chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster in  in the second  administration of lord Beacons-  field.    He   was  defeated  by an   overwhelming  majority, but in the following year he was returned for county Meath in  succession   to the  late John Martin.    For some time hetook.no  prominent part in the proceedings of parliament;-  but during the session of 1876 he attracted some  attention by engaging in one or two prolonged  and   stubbort   conflicts  with  the government.  In   February,   1877,   he  made  his first appearance   as   a   legislator,   introducing   the   Irish  Church   Act   Amendment    bill   the   object   of  which  was  to  faciliate  the purchase  of   their  holdings   by   the    tenantry   of   the   dis-estab-  lished   Irish   church.      The   bill   was   thrown  out by .150 to 110 votes.    The introduction of the  Prisons bill by sir Richard Cross, gave rise to  the'first, real   development of the principle of  what was known as the "active" policy to the  Irish  and the policy  of   "obstruction" to  the  English.   The various  clauses of  the   measure  were actively opposed ; and when attempts were  made to force the bill through at a late hour,  there were 'repeated motions "for adjournment.  A similar course  was pursued on the Meeting  bill,  hostility being directed chiefly aginst the  flogging clauses; and  scenes   of  much   passion  and excitement frequently occurred.   Mr. Courtney,  E.  Jenkins,  and   other Liberal   members,  were strongly opposed to the South Africa- bill,  which authorized, among other things, the annexation of the Transvaal, mr. Parneli joined in  the attack upon  the government; and  on   the  31st of July the house sat for 22 hours���������from a  quarter to 4 on a Tuesday till 2 in the afternoon  of the following day.    Mr.  Parneli came   into  serious collisions during the course of that session   with   both   sir   Stafford   Northcote,   then  leader of the house, of commons, and mr. Butt,  then   leader  of the  Irish  party.    Sir  Stafford  Northcote moved a. resolution on one occasion  for mr. Parnell's suspension, which, after varying fortunes, had finally to   be abandoned, in  order to giv^ way to some new rules against  "obstruction" generally. Mr. Butt condemned  the policy Of mr. Parneli, both by letters and  speeches; but it soon became apparent that the  action of the younger man was the more popu^  lar among the Irish people. In the beginning  of 1878s; mr. Parneli was elected president, instead of mr. Butt, of the Irish organization in  England, known as the Home Rule Confederation, and from that time forward mr. Butt practically ceased to be the leader of the Irish party.  The sessions of 1878 and 1879 were practically a  repetition of the proceedings of 1877. In 1878 a  committee was appointed eto discuss the best  means for putting down "obstruction," and mr.  Parneli was appointed a member and took an  active part in examining the various witnesses  called. The hostility of mr. Parneli was chiefly  directed in. these years to the use of the lash;  and finally, in 1879, he succeeded in having it  abolished. '  At the close of the session of 1879 mr. Parneli  entered upon a new and important epoch in his  career.    There had been a succession of bad harvests in  Ireland;   the country was  threatened  with deep and widespread distress, and the time  was ripe for starling a   new movement for reform of the relation between landlord and tenant.  A" meeting had been held  in  Irishtown, county  Mayo, in the previous April,  but it was not till  June that mr. Parneli formally-.-joined' the new  land movement.    It Was on this occasion  that  he uttered as the keynote of the coining struggle  the words,"Keep a firm  grip on   your homesteads."     On  the   21st   October   following the  Irish National Land League was founded, and  mr. Parneli was elected the first president.    The  objects of the new organization were declared to  be, first, to h.riiig.about'areduction of btick-rents;  second, to facilitate the Obtaining of the ownership of the soil by the occupiers.    In December  of the same year he sailed for America, in order  to raise funds for the relief of distress and, for  starting the new7 organization; he lectured in a  large number of towns, before several state legislatures, and finally before the house of representatives at.   Washington. 7 The honor of addressing the latter assembly had. previously been  conferred on but 3 persons���������Lafayette,  bishop  England of Charleston, and Kossuth.   Meantime  parliament was dissolved; Parneli -hurried home,  took an active part in the general election, which  resulted in the return of mr. Gladstone to power  and was himself elected for 3 constituencies ���������  Meath, Mayo,  and  Cork; he  selected  the last  named  constituency.     At  the  meeting  of the  new Irish party after the election he was chosen  leader instead of mr. Shaw, who had succeeded  mr.   Butt.    Immediately  after  the  meeting of  the new parliament, mr. Parneli called for the  introduction of a measure to deal with the Irish  land question, and shortly afterwards the government brought in the Compensation for Disturbance bill, which, having been passed by the  commons, was rejected by the house of lords.  In the autumn of 1880, inr. Parneli took an  active part in organizing the Land League,  which rapidly grew to be the most powerful of  .modern Irish movements. In November of that  year informations were laid by the Irish attor-  otber  ney-general  against Parneli and several  g(>vernment brough t  as well  m  as  and his colleagues  members of the Land League executive; the  trial opened at Dublin on the 28th of December,  and finally, after 19 days' hearing, ended in a  disagreement of the jury. In the opening of  the session of 1881, the  a Coercion bill, and to this measuro  to the Arms bill, mr. Parneli  offered a fierce and obstinate opposition, prolonged over 7 weeks. There were many exciting  and tumultuous scenes, and on the 3rd of February he and 34 of his followers were removed by  the sergeant-at-arms for causing obstruction in  the house of commons. The Land act having  passed into law, Parneli presided at a Land  .League convention, at which it was resolved  that the act should be tested by means of certain selected cases; he was present after-wards  at several Land League demonstrations, and on  the 13th of October he was arrested and conveyed to Kilmainham jail. The government  immediately afterwards proclaimed the Land  League as an illegal association, and Parneli  and his colleagues in reply issued the famous  "No Rent" manifesto. Mr. Parneli remained in  Kilmainham till April 10th, 1882, when he was  released on parole in order to attend the funeral  of a relative. On May 2nd he was formally released, as well as his colleagues, John Dillon  and mr. O'Kelly.   Then followed the resignation  of mr. Forster and earl Cowper as secretary and  lord lieutenant respectively for Ireland, and  shortly afterwards the murder of lord Frederick  Cavendish and mr. Burke in Phoenix park. This  crime wTas a severe blovv to the cause of home  rule. Next came the stormy debates on the  Crimes bill, in which mr. Parneli took his usual  prominent part. While "he-, was in prison the  freedom of the city was voted to him by Dublin  and other places in Ireland, and on January 3rd,  1882, he and mr...-Dillon' attended in the City  Hall, Dublin, to receive the honor, the event  being celebrated with much eclat. In the session of 1882, Parneli took an active."part in procuring the passage of the Arrears act, and of the  Tramways and Laborers acts in the session of  1883. A national  su bscription  to,. mr.   Parneli  was started in  the spring of 1883, and the sum  of   $175,000     was    raised     among     the    Irish  at    home    and    in , America    arid   presented  to   him    as   some    measure   .of-������������������'compensation.-''.:  for  the  time and money he   had  spent  in  his  struggle on behalf of Ireland.   The Land League  was  revived  under the name of  the  National  League, and mr. Parneli was again placed at its  head.    During the sessions of; 1884 and 1885 he  had even niore complete control over his followers than before, exercising practically the power rt  of a dictator and inspiring all with the policy of  his party. When parliament was dissolved in 1885  Parneli personally directed the home rule campaign, nominating every Nationalist candidate,  though strong objection was taken by colleagues  to some of his candidates.  Parliament ie-assem-  bledwith  Parneli .in the lead of..85 followers,.-  holding the balance of   power  between  the 2  English parties.    Gladstone  then  proposed his  home rule measure, which the Conservatives and  Unionists voted down, and the new election and  change of government ensued.    Under the Salis-.  bury regime there  has  been new legislation for  Ireiand, both coercive and remedial, and at present there is a proposal to grant modified home  rule in the shapeof local government.  The later events in mr. Parnell's career form a  melancholy chapter. The history of his relations  with ..".mrs. O'Shea, the divorce suit, and the  secession of the majority Of his followers heed  not be dwelt on at length.  INDIVIDUAL AND   PRESS  COMMENTS.  Justin McCarthy, in an interview in London,  said it would be impossible to forecast the political effect of the death of mr. Parneli. He hoped  that it 'would lead to a reunion of the Irish party  and it would certainly not hinder the cause of  home rule. He believed that all Irish hostility  to Parneli was swallowed up in genuine and universal regret. Three weeks ago he had a long  and friendly conference with mr. Parneli at:-m'r.  McCarthy's house. They mutually agreed to  draw part of the Paris fund for the purpose of  registration .-incurred before the, division of the  party. 'Before the divorce proceedings he had  been a close friend of Parneli, whom he admired  intensely. "Parneli consulted me," said mr.  McCarthy,- "about his lamentable manifesto,  and I used all my efforts to.prevent-its' being  issued, because it .made his leadership inrpos-  sible."'  The Evening Sun of New York says: "The  death of Charles Stewart Parneli but a short  time ago would have been the most severe blow  that could have fallen upon the cause of Irish  home rule. The announcement of his death today will do more to strengthen and consolidate,  that cause than any other event that could have  been predicted. His memory will always be -respected-by Irishmen, because of his undoubted  devotion to the cause that lie fought for; but iu  history he must live as the'man whose ungovernable selfishness destroyed the result of his  life's work by sacrificing the party which no  longer would have him for leader."  United:Ireland of Dublin, in its editorial, states  that the heart of the Irish people has been clone  to death by the taunts of the Irishmen who have  broken the heart of their leader. It ironically  asks whether their cheeks are pale, at the prospect of what their callousness, cruelty, and pitiless treatment have effected. It quotes the  taunts of Timothy Healy, threatening to drive  Parneli to the grave or suicide, and satirically  asks whether Healy is happy now that the grave  is Open for one who was in the glory of manhood, as that of Ireland, nobler than Grattan  and greater than O'Connell��������� full of the love of  Ireland.  The Times of London says, that although Par-  Mft  ^KvPe^^^  is ������1i,7:  I.-*���������.$  7i7> " v ������ ?��������� I  IVi  mi' ���������  w  p;  f ti. >;  si .;  1^ '  I'  Ifc!..1  I  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   C,   SATUKDAY,   OOTOBEE  17,   1891.  IS'  in.  it-  U;.  ���������i)V  1^-7  nell had lost the- unique and commanding position won by his shrewd manipulation of politics,  passion, and vices,, yet he retained a power of  considerathle importance. Like Boidanger, he  fell through the indulgence of illicit passion.  He was keen in trading on the weakness and  vices'of humanity.  A BROTHER'S  TRIBUTE.  While Charles Stewart Parneli has been figuring so prominently before the people of Europe  and Ainerica," his brother John has been tending  fruit trees on a little farm near West Point, 25  miles   from   Atlanta,   Georgia.     He  has   been  spending several weeks at Atlanta, and when  the first news of the death of the former 1 rish  leader reached that City the brother could be  seen hanging about the nevvspaper offices to see  if the press dispatches confirmed it. "I can't  believe that he is dead," said he, "I have heard  several times that lie was dead, but the dispatches had been contradicted later on. The  only thing that makes me believe the report is  the statement that he died suddenly. There  were 12 children in bur family, 6 of whom are  dead; and every one of the 6 died suddenly. Our  sister Fanny, who died  last, was found  dead in  - bed. Charles, and, in fact, all of us, are subject  to attacks of nervous prostration, and  if he is  ���������*' dead this may have caused his death." When  the news of the death was confirmed, mr. Parneli said, "My brother Charles was a great man.  He was always fond of politics. He was not  half so bad as he was painted. The most of the  stories sent but:about him were gross exaggerations; The story that he was hot kind to our  mother was false, as he always looked after her  and sent her money. He loved us all. But a  short t imp ago h e wrote a m ost a If ectiona.te  letter, and I was-in hordes that he would come to  America to visit rne."  THE  CAUSE   OF  HIS  DEATH.  Dr. .Growers jr., son  of the famous   specialist  on nervous diseases, dr. William Richard Gow-  ers, F. B, S., both of whom  were in attendance  upon Parneli during his last sickness, states that  death  was the result-of acute rheumat ism and  congestion   of  the  lungs.     The  announcement  that there was to be a post 'mortem on the body  of mr. Parneli created some misgiving as to the  cause of death. Dv. Gowers, in response to a telegram of enquiry, said the post mortem had not  been ordered by any public authority, but was  to be held by the wish of the attending physi-  ci:ins, with the consent of friends Of mr. Parneli.  He stated that the death was as plain a case as  he had ever attended. During his delirium,  shortly before he died. mr. Parneli talked about  Ireland and what he would do for her if he  lived. Almost his last words were: "Let my  love be conveyed to /my colleagues and the Irish  people." Messrs. Redmond and Mahoney are ar-  ��������� ranging for the funeral. The body was to have  arrived, hi Dubliu on Sunday morning, t he 11th,  and be taken to the City hall, from which the  funeral will proceed to Glasnevin cemetery, the  place of interment.  Mr. Redmond has openly declared that should  foul-mouthed Healy, as he calls him, and others  who have indulged in personal abuse of mr. Parneli, -present.-themselves at the funeral, they will  be driven off.arid be lucky if they escape without  injury. Mr.. Redmond says, as an intimate  friend of hir. Parneli, that nothing stung the  Irish leader to the quick so much as Healy's  abusive allusions to mrs. O'Shea, both before  and after she had become mr. Parnell's wife. On  reading or hearing of these insults, Parneli  would quiver like an aspen and compress his  lips as if to restrain utterance of his feelings.  Mr.   Redmond   says   he  has   no  doubt  Head's  taunts   had  a  good  deal to   do   with   brinsrirur  about   mr. Parnell's death,   by   breaking down  his nervous system and worrying his mind.  Fishing   3 a doors.  An enthusiastic fisherman in Connecticut enjoys the sport without sacrificing any of his  home comforts. His residence is on the Wil-  liamantic river. From a back window he has  strung a wire across to the top of a tree. Just  over a very good "fishing hole" he has blocked  the wire, and with a carrier and a reel he slides  his baited hook, sinker, and line down the wire  to the block.    The contact releases the reel, and  JOHN DOTY ENGINE COMPANY, LTD.  oie1 TOnonsTTO, ozn~t^jr,io_  MA^UFAOTUEERS OF ALL DESCRIPTIONS OF MARINE AND STATIONARY  ISrilish Columbia Branch :   520 Cordova StreeJ,  Vancouver.  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  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, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  ������  HOISTING  ENGINES AND  SINKING PUMPS FOR  MINES.  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A  teamster for a sawmill company,   which  operates  in the bottomlands near Ohillicothe,  Ohio,   reports  a queer  duel.     For   some time  there has been bad blood between. James Stevens  and William Graham.    The trouble originally  arose over the relative merits of the two men  as ox-drivers or "bull-punchers," each claiming to be the best in the section. The matter  was kept'within the bounds of a wordy war until one Sunday, when it was decided to settle  the matter by' a fight with bull whips. These  are dangerous weapons in the hands of an expert. They have a total length of about 15 feet,  and when well handled the wielder can take a  strip of hide from the flank of a bullock at every  pop. The preliminaries were all arranged, and  the men were given plenty of room in which to  circulate. There were no seconds, and the understanding was that the men should light until  one cried "enough." The employes of the mill  ranged themselves in a circle about 100 feet in  ���������diameter, and the men were told to go in and  fight. They approached to within 15 feet of each  other and then halted. They both began circling  the long whips over their heads, waiting for an  opportunity to give a cut. Graham was first to  try, but his blow was dodged by Stevens, who.  also sent his lash wide of the mark. This was  .repeated'several, times, when Stevens sent his  lash directly at the handle, of Graham's whip,  and by a quick twist tore it from his grasp.  Graham quickly recovered his weapon, but not  before Stevens gave him 2 fearful lashes, one  drawing the blood from his back and the other  tearing a strip out of his trousers leg. The pain  so enraged  Graham that he made a savage on  slaught on Stevens, cutting him twice, once;  across the,!fare. Stevens kept his temper, and  again caught Graham's whip, but before the latter could 'recover if, lu-1 was whipped about the  head and face until he was completely blinded:  and at the mercy of his antagonist, who lashed  him almost to insensibility before he cried for  mercv.  ��������� 4/ .   -  Sarcastic Iflmnor.  What do you think of a man who will, at the  table, tel 11he Lord be is t hankfu 1 for the things  before him, but as soon as he says "Amen," will  begin storming about the cooking?  "Oh, John !" said mrs. Smith, "Ma has cut her  thumb dreadfidly, and  the doctor says there's  danger".of  lockjaw.'    "He needn't be afraid-, of.  that," replied Smith, sarcastically.  "She'll never,  give it a chance to lock."  "Shall I shovel off the sidewalk, ma'am?" inquired the boy with the snow shovel.    "No; I���������  may need the sidewalk again," replied the good '  woman, who happened to be a Vassar graduate..  "You may remove the snow, however. '  THE  Kootenay Safe Deposit Co.  ' Transacts a private banking business;  Allows interest, at. best rates on amounts of $1 upwards ;  Receives articles for safe keeping.  GE.\EKAL AtiEXCl  London & Lancashire Life Insurance Company,  A������B3X���������BKS Sir Donald A. Smith, chairman.  Accident Insurance Company of North America,  ������15 a week, $3000 on death, for 25 cents a day;  The celebrated Taylor safes.  Vancouver���������The Bank of British North America;  Spokane Falls���������The Bank of Spokane Falls.  ���������IIAS. K. TA������iL^K, Manager.  i'&J3!?.: ira'tKBriiSwH-^yft'  .i;iu^,;^.f'.?_-^:^������.srT."TT:*,,,Tr^rT,vT-r-  4  THE  MINEK:    NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  00TOBEE  17,  1891.  ���������P  The Mixer is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance,  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion* and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not given $1 will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  EI������IT4>IIIAI/   KEMAKKS.  At the time the charter was granted the Columbia & Kootenay  Railway Company, a reserve  was placed on the lands through which the company's road was likely to  rim.    The road was  definitely located fully a  year and a half ago,  and has been in actual Operation since June last,  yet the reserve is still on all the lands for a mile  on each side of Kootenay river and outlet, from  the Columbia river to Kootenay lake, a distance^  of 50 miles.    Many inquiries are made why this  reserve should still be kept in force, but, so far,  no satisfactory answer  can be  obtained from  the government at Victoria.    There are many  small tracts covered by the reserve that today  would be taken up by men who have faith in  the agricultural possibilities of the  land,   but  they   are   unwilling   to   squat   and   take   the  chances of making improvements, knowing that  such rights would have no preference when the  land was open for settlement.    If there is a good  reason why this reserve should not be declared off,  the government should let it be known through  one  of its many organs.    If there is no good  reason for its remaining in force, it should be  withdrawn at once.    Mr. Robson's attention is  respectfully called to the matter*.  Charles Stewart Parneli has been dead too  short a time for a just estimate to be made of  his services to Ireland. If the principles are  adopted for which he fought in and out of parliament, his name will go down in history as  Ireland's greatest son. Like ���������many another  great leader of men, he followed a woman too  far, and his reputation was smirched in consequence.   A rumor prevails in London that the British  government intends to increase the number of  imperial troops at Halifax, and to establish permanent military stations in Quebec and Fsqui-  rnalt. It is said that this is a move to protect  the Canadian Pacific as a-military highway.  The troops had better be sent, over to protect  the Dominion government from the rapacity of  that soulless corporation.  eal  Estate   Brokers,  Coriaer ISaRccr mid Stanley Streets,  NELSOX,   IS. C.  iisr"V"ESTM:EisrTs  FOR NON-RESIDENTS A SPECIALTY.  KEiWS   ���������OJLJLE���������TE������   PE5STS   ���������������LLE������UTEI>  B  NOTARY PUBLIC.  EES  CONVEYANCING.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.    ;  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  Haniber, Thynne, and Henshaw,  Eeal Estate, Mining Brokers,  AND  Insurance Agents.  Water Street,  "  VANCOUVER.  West Baker Street,  NELSON".  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink,  BUY AND SELL  Town Lots and Mineral  Claims,  / our' commission. ;  Have now for sale 2 of the best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street inside lots; lots in  Ainsworth; and mineral claims in Toad Mountain district.  Office in Miner Building, Nelson, IS. ���������.  a  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Office:   Stanley Street.  Barrister at   Law,  Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Etc  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C  ARTHUR   E.. HODGINS,  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENGLNEEE AND AECHITECT,  TOLSON   BIIIJLDINCi..'   .-MELSON, IB. C..  WARNING   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I am the owner of an undi������  vided one-sixth interest in the mineral claims Washington  and I C, situate in the Slocan district and recorded at Nelson in the names of William Lynch and M. Kinney. All  persons are hereby warned against purchasing the interest  in said claims recorded in the name of M. Kinney, pending  litigation. W.E.MURRAY.  Ainsworth, B. C, October 17th, 1891.  WARNING   NOTICE;  All parties are hereby warned against purchasing any  furniture or other goods from Charles Ay 1 win, or his agents,  the said furniture and goods were formerly in the Tecum -  seh house on Josephine street, Nelson, and are now in the  McDonald building, Nelson, as we, the undersigned, have  claims against said furniture and other goods, and have  instituted suit to recover same.  WILSON & PERDUE,  , GEORGE A. BIGELOW.  Nelson, B. C, October 16th, 1891.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief cnmmissioner Of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land : Commencing at a stake marked A. McG. S. W. about half  a mile south of Carpenter creek on Slocan lake, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south irO  chains, thence following tlie meanderings of the lake to  point of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  ANGUS McGlLLIVRAY.  Ainsworth, B. C, October 17th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land situate  in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a postmarked  "J E S" and "S E ' about one mile north from the head of  Crawford Bay and one-half mile east of the large creek  that empties into said bay, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 40 cliains  to initial post; containing 320 acres more or less.  Balfour, B. C, October 13th, 1891. J. E. STARK.  ER & WE  Postofncc Store,  Nelson,  IS. C.  AND GENTS' FUKNXSHING- GOODS,        <  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  PATE NT  M E DIC IN ES  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE  BALFOUR, B. C\  Wholesale,  Retail, and   Commission Merchant,  Dry Goods and Groceries.  FIVE PER CENT DISCOUNT  will be allowed on all retail CASH purchases, of over $5,  on any line of goods.   Liberal-discounts on CASH  wholesale orders.  The Eootenay Smelting and Trading  Syndicate, Limited, of Eeyelstoke, B.C.  r are prepared to sample and purchase  all kinds of  Gold, Silver, and Leai  Prices and all information furnished on application.  J. CAMPBELL, manager.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  SIEL^SOItTIEIID   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.   ,  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Gor. Baker and Josephine Sts,  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBEP  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.    Shop : corner Josephine and Blntt'sts.  1   a  PIONEER  PAINTER  AND  DECORATOR.  Address:   Nelson Hotel.  THE    COLUMBIA   &   KOOTENAY   STEAM  THE STEAMER LYTTON  will leave Revelstoke for Robson on Monday at daylight,  and Robson for Little Dalles on Wednesday;  returning to Revelstoke on Thursday.  F. G.- CIIKISTfiE, Agent, ..'.....&EVE&STOJ&E, 15. ���������.  7"-" 1  ts-t'SJ  -^4    -������������������������-���������  ������  m^mmmmsi^i\mMmiMMr*<xmm. I*1'  B t u  li 7  BfClI  Si-  THE   MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   OCTOBER  17,   1891.  Dealers in Dry (roods, G-roceries, Provisions, Canned-Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty,  The stock is Ml and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  ���������p.'"'������������������' and compare Prices.  li  Main Street, REVELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  THE    MMKTIIUIt-KOItREST   'PlfcOCESSi  The Mixer has several times referred to the  McArthur-Forrest, or the cyanide, process for  treating gold ores.    The following, however, is  the first intelligible explanation of the working  of the process, and  is copied from the Mining  and Scientific Press.of San Francisco of the 3rd:  "Some time since Almariii Paul  of the Oalu-  'met   mine   visited   Denver  and   inspected   the  McArthur-Forrest process for treating gold ores.  Becoming convinced that the process was a success,, he operated  it on the ores of the Calumet  mine..- This test proving satisfactory, a company  purchased the sole rights to Shasta, Trinity, and  Siskiyou connties,  and immediately  began the  erection  of works opposite the Calumet mine's  mill on the west bank of the Sacramento riyer,  about 2 miles above Middle creek, and  directly  on the line of the Oregon & California railway.''  The plant  is intended solely for the working of  the McArthur-Forrest process, not alone on  the  ores of  the 3 counties that the company owns  entire, but for* ores that may be shipped from  all portions of   the coast.    The situation is  all  that could be desired in railroad facilities, water,  and mill-site, and will admit, of automatic handling of   the ore.    The plant .will ' treat' 10  tons  r.^'Oi'y 2-t hours, and is so arranged that different  lots  can  be treated at the same time.    In the  treatment the first operation is the drying of the  ores.    Then   the ore-, is passed through a rock-  breaker and into bins, from which it is fed into  a Paul  barrel-pulverizer, and when powdered is  placed in agitators  and a 1 per cent solution of  cyanide of potassium added.    Afteran agitation  of 12 hours, the liquor is drawn"off. into Filtering  tubs.    These filters are of wash  gravel covered  with  canvas.     The  liquor passes  through   the  filter and-, into��������� storage-tanks.     From this,   the  solution is drawn into a chest of zinc filters, each  filled with zinc shavings.  "The liquor flows down through the first, up  through the second, down through the third, and  soon out to the end of the 8 filters. The gold is  precipitated upon the zinc shavings in the form  of a brown powder. When desired the chest is  unlocked, the zinc shavings -washed in clear  ���������water,'.which, separates the gold. When it has  settled the water is xlrawii off and the gold, in  the form of a brown powder, melted into bars.  The liquor from the filtering tank is pumped  back up to the first tank and sufficient cyanide  of potassium added to bring the so ution up to  the original 1 per cent. As will be seen, the  process is very simple; no roasting of ores being  needed, and no high-priced chemicals required,  with a very small loss of material used. The  inventors claim that it is possible to treat all  ores at a cost of from $2.50 to $3 a ton and save  from 85 to 99 per cent of the gold and silver  value. The inventors claim that while the 1 percent solution of cyanide of potassium will dissolve all of the gold and silver contents of the  ore by their treatment, the other metals are not  effected. As numerous parties have failed in  making small working tests by this process, it  may not be amiss to state that very often cyanide of potassium is not more than half to two-  thirds full strength, and it is therefore necessary  to know the exact per cent of the cyanide as  well as to follow the company's method of treatment."  ?>osngs at and  Around   Conner's  Ferry*  The Kootenay station Herald of the 3rd has  the following news items of interest to the people on this side of the line:  C. O. Coy closed his deal with Richard Fry for the Fry  ranche last Thursday evening:. The Coy syndicate is now  in full control and will commence pushing; the townsite to  the front immediately and it is-in tended to have the lots on  the market by November 1st. The consideration paid mr.  Fry is not named, but ho gets a large interest in the syndicate.  Nearly all the sub-contractors on the Burns & Chapman  work will finish this month. The bridge men will be  finished in about 2 months.  Isaac Nail and wife have gone to California for the  winter.  J. 13. Thomson, the well-known ranchman, living below  Bonner's Ferry, is again seriously ill.  Mrs. Burton of Nelson has just completed a new house  on her ranch (> miles below town.  Arthur Ball, a prominent rancher clown the valley, has  moved his family to Bonner's Ferry for the winter.  QQU  DEALERS  IN  Co.  CHEMICALS;  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,. ETC  .WHOIJGSALE     I>EAXEK$     IN     CIGARS. .''RAYMOND  ���������:   SEWING    MACHINES   IN ' STOCK.  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets,  AND  CHOICE TOILET ARTICLES  AND  PATENT MEDICINES  AT  Dr. Arthur's Medical Hall  Corner Stanley and   fl&luflf Streets,  A Specially Pine Assortment of Flavoring Essences  iirsr   STOOIBI_  George C. Hunt  J. Dover  Josephine Street,  Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturing Jewelers  for the Trade.  DEALERS IN  A  DIAMONDS  SILVERWARE  CLOCKS  JEWELRY  AND  ALL FINE WATCHES  Carefully   Repaired    and   ���������Satisfaction    ttiiaranteedy  and  All Orders  by Mail  I'romntly Attended  to.  No. 1 Houston & Ink Building, Josephine Street  Branch Store, at Donald, B. 0,  NELSON, B. C.  are now settled in  their new store, No. 2 Houston '& Ink  building-, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Pancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Lish Tweeds and Serges.  PRICES TOSTJIT TIKE TIIMIES  VIOLIN"     TEACHER,  NELSON,   IS. ���������..  Music furnished for dances, parties, and receptions.   Leave  orders with Gilker & Wells, Postoflicc store. -'������-.,-.-.=  6  THE  MINER:    NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATURDAY,   OCTOBER  17,   1891.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &.  T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T H E      T .A_ IB L E  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR  IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE  BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky-, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  NELSON, 15. C.  '  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  THE   IB^IEt  is stocked \yith the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  East ISaker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms arc newly furnished.  MALONE   *fc   TUKCilLliVS  B-KOI'KBBCTORS  TKAIL,  IS. C.  TOPPING & H ANN A, ..Proprietors  &Joo������S Table; <3���������oo<l Beds ; ISyas-Ciose Liquaors.  A   BISKEB'UTABLE   INVENTOR.  The recent death of Leonard Higgins, at St.  Croix, Wisconsin, a summer resort riot far from  St. Pan], Minnesota, makes timely a short review of his life, a life which, unfortunately,  should serve rather as a warning than a guide  to Others. His career was an example of great  talent recklessly wasted;  Five years ago Leonard Higgins was a poor  man of Minneapolis, that fertile home of Wonderful in vention.    He caught the infection froin  the genius-laden air, hat he did not turn it to  g-ood account.    At this time he was extremely  poor, as we i n ti mat ed.    He picked up a scan fy  living in the winter by driving a wqodcart, an  insane affair with  a wheel on one side and a  sleighrunner On  the, other.    In the summer he  .'had  light   hut agreeable   employment   in   the  Ooino Avenue Pieshyterian church at pumping  the organ.   Perhaps it was this that first turned  his attention in  the direction C)f the invention  '���������which, was I o make him famous, or rather infamous.   Anyhow, he ceased his .-musical labors,  and gave his1 mind to invention.   The result was  a curious and ingenious device which he .������������������������������������called'  the.-.minister's   European   vacation   apparatus.  No blame can attach to the reader if he never  heard of this odd in vention, as naturally Higgins  did not advertise it publicly, but that the scoundrel   tried  to  push  its sale privately and  even  make  people believe  he was selling it, is well  known."' :*"\. .7.  The minister's European vacation apparatus  showed ingenuity worthy of a better cause. It  consist ed essentially of a phonograph which was  intended to be hidden in the piilpit, though, for  the good name of the cloth, we are happy cto  say that it cannot be proved that one ever was  so hidden. A spring was intended to protrude  just above the surface Of the carpet a few inches  back of the pulpit, which could be pressed by  the minister's foot and which, "when so pressed,  would .start the phonograph and cause it to  operate till the pressure was removed. The  Way the worthless fellow intended it should  work was this: Before the "arrival of the congregation the minister,', in the privacy of his  study, would cough with a hacking, hollow,  consumptive sound into the phonograph. He  would then conceal it in the pulpit, a crack in.  the front having been provided to let out the  sound. Then at frequent intervals during the  service the minister would press the spring with  his foot, hold his hand before his mouth and  work his head slightly as the phonograph  coughed in gloomy, foreboding tones. The use  of his vacation apparatus for. 6 successive Sundays, Higgins offered to guarantee, would give  any '-minister a long European trip during the  so miner for the benefit of his supposedly shattered health.  We need scarcely say, we trust, that Higgins  never sold any of his contemptible machines. It  is true that he established a factory for their  manufacture, that it never shut clown, that  during the winter and spring it ran night and  day, and that truck loads of boxes purporting to  contain apparatus went daily to the railroad  shipping office, but a delegation of Minneapolis  ministers who were appointed to look into the  matter reported that the boxes were all ad-  ���������. dressed to ���������fictitious, clergymen in various parts  of the country and that in the opinion of the  committee the scurvy Higgins never sold a machine, but was supplied with money by some  dishonorable person so that he might pretend to  make sales and thus bring discredit upon the  ministerial profession. This is probably the  true explanation ot\ the affair,'and though it is  also true that Higgins seemed to make money  and died with a fine house in Minneapolis and  another in St. Croix, this money might easily  have been furnished him by tlie same underhand rascal who set up his factory. Nor does  the fact that 12 Minneapolis ministers went to  Europe the first .summer prove anything. As  we said at first, the life of Leonard Higgins  should serve as a warning to youth.  A .Religious Mining Town.  A   clergyman's  wife  now   in   the Transvaal  writes:    "It seems strange to think of what is  going on in this bustling mining city of 40,000  people (Johannesburg), where 5 years ago were  only a few scattered houses. Tonight there are  14 prayer meetings in various churches, 5 or 6  missionary meetings, a congregational bazar, a  grand temperance rally, Lenten services in the  High church and Catholic cathedral, a skating  rink entertainment, at which one of the no velties  will be a race between native boys who never  put skates on before, a rendering of Passion  music in Music hall, the Jubilee Singers'concert,  aiid inany theatricarperformances.'' 7  West India Kindt*.���������Pressing tlie Whites.  It is a fact that all over the British West Indies, with the possible exception of Barbadoes,  a steady and determined, though imobsfrusiye,  effort is making by ambitious black and colored  men in office, in journalism, and in the professions, gradually to oust the whites from commercial enterprise and-public-life, as a prelimin^  ary to making existnnce generally ���������impossible.  The British government is over and over again  induced to'make and confirm appointments of  men who, while apparently 'working-' in amity,  with their respective administrations and with  the white people they hate, are really doing all  in their power to subvert the white supremacy,  chiefly by pushing black and colored men (whose  only qualifications are reading, writing, and unbounded impudence) into subordinate positions,  where they may hope to leaven the official  lump. When ladies are pushed aside in the  streets by black loafers; when the black servant  who steals from you almost under your very  eyes defies you to prosecute him;, when officials  of the highest character are libeled in public  prints by men beneath the intellectual level of  street Arabs, the time has come for the whites  to speak out plainly and assert themselves.       ���������  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TW0-ST0EY HOTEL IF NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   SS  NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  "The Tinest Hotel in  Toad   Mountain  District."  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, 16. ���������.  SON  &   SVIAHOSMEY,  PROPRIETORS.  The Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.   The table will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  )������^^  m m������ma������KaiammnanmmMxrzmn>wsu  1  THE  MINEK:    NELSON,   B.C.; SATURDAY,   OCTOBER 17,   1891.  sr^vj  W. J. WILSON.  W. PERDJJE.  PROPRIETORS OF  .'.AT.'.  NELSON AND AINSWORTH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any niirie or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  :m:-A-:k::e] coktbacts  with  merchants for hauling freight to or from railroad  depot and steamboat wharf.  NELSON  OEFICE AND MARKET,  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  PROPRIETOR OF THE  RAL   AM    g  Corner Blaiff a,n<fi  Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   CONTRACT TO  CARRY PASSENGERS  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove and Cowlwooil for Sale.  e am  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Kevelstofee,  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.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston ������& InJi ISuilding, .ffosepfafine Street.  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished and estimates given on application.  Agents for the sale of LIME.  Address all commnnications to Nelson, B. C.  DEATIff   OF   A    MSTflJVGIJISMED   II&BSIIMAN.  Sir John Pope Hennessey, member of parliament for the northern division of Kilkenny,  Ireland, died on the 6th instant. Sir John lias  been prominently before the public, of late, as  the candidate in North Kilkenny of the anti-  Parnelite wing of the Irish party. He was  elected by a large majority over Vincent Scully,  Pai hell's candidate. Sir John was a native of  Cork, and was born in 1834. He was elected to  the house of commons in 1859, and remained a  member for some years, being kriow'n' as the first  Catholic Conservative to appear in the  house.  In   later years   he held office as  governor of  various smaller   colonies,   among   them   being  Hongkong and the .Mauritius.    In the course of  his parliamentary career he drew the attention  of the house of commons to the decline of the  population of Ireland, and   urged  the  government to keep the people at home by amending  tlie Irish- land laws and  reclaiming the waste  lands.    He opposed the government system  of  education in Ireland, on the ground that the so-  called national system was anti-national.     He  voted for church-rates and in favor of the Church  of England in England,  but supported concurrent endowment in Ireland, by which the Irish  ecclesiastical property founded before the Reformation won Id be restored to fheCatholic church  and some ancient abbeys in Ireland revived.    In  ���������foreign', affairs he  exposed  the conduct  of the  Russian government in Poland, and moved an  address to the crown to carry out the stipulations of the treaty of Vienna in  favor of the  Poles; he criticized the conduct of lord Palmer-  "stoh and mr. Gladstone in their attacks on the  pope;  and supported  the independence of the  sovereign   pontiff.     He   opposed   the   war   in  China, and the bombardment of ports in Japan,  but supported the northern  states during the  American civil war.    He voted against the New  Zealand  war, but supported the claims of the  Australian colonies to complete legislative independence of Downing street.  As������cssnient Iwsnrance Societies -Failures. '  One of the strongest and best managed assessment societies in the United States is the Masonic Mutual Benefit of Indiana. The integrity  of its management has never been questioned;  its expense rate has been very low, and it has  been conducted by Masons in high standing for  the. benefit of the widows and orphans of the  brethren. Its history is worthy of study, as an  illustration of what may be expected from assessment life insurance under the most favorable  circumstances. It commenced business August  5th, 1869. It at first insured members for* $5000,  afterwards for $2500, and now its certificates are  for amounts running from $2000 down to $1500.  Here is a society where the members have been  persistent. They have paid their assessments  regularly, but all the time the members were  goowing older and dying faster. And now  after all their heroic struggles to succeed the end  is approaching. On the 30th of June, according  to its own statement, it lacked $30,833.50 of re-  ��������� quired means to pay its overdue losses, even  counting its real estate as cash. There are 4000  members in the society. Last year they assessed themselves $240,229.19 for losses and then  fell behind $19,500 in payment of claims. Of  course, this year a similar or larger amount will  have to be raised and the result will be that the  younger members will desert and leave the  society to its fate.  NOTICE.  The following rates will be charged parties leasing telephones from the Kootenay Lake Telephone Company,  Limited: $35 for first 6 months and $30 for every 6 months  thereafter, payable in advance. The Nelson exchange includes all instruments in Toad Mountain district, at  Buchanan's saw-mill, at Balfour, and at Nelson. The  Ainsworth exchange includes all instruments in Hot  Springs district, at Balfour, at Buchanan's saw-mill, and at  Ainsworth. Owing to the expense of keeping the line in  repair, ALL messages between Nelson and Ainsworth will  be charged 25 cents. JOHN HOUSTON, president.  Nelson, B. C, October 1st, 1891.  FOR   WATER   RIGHT.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date, I intend to  apply to the assistant commissioner of lands and works for  West Kootenay district for permission to divert for a term  of 99 years 100 inches of water from a small stream known  as Bear creek, at a point 40 chains northwest of the northwest corner of my preemption (lot 208), thence following  the natural course of the creek southeasterly to the west  line of my preemption, thence across said preemption to  the site of "Kaslo City," now being platted, and to such  points as will be required for the use of the inhabitants of  said city for domestic, agricultural, manufacturing, lire  protection, and all other purposes for..."which water is generally used by a community. GEORGE T. KANE.  Kaslo, September 21st, 1891.  '���������':; LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and 'works forpcr-  mission to purchase the following tract,, of land: Commencing at a post marked J. L. It., about 2 miles south of  Kaslo creek, Kootenay lake, and about 200 feet south of a  small creek there situate, thence west 40 chains, thence  north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south following the shores of the lake to the initial post; containing 320  acres more or less; JOHN L. RETALLACK.  Ainsworth, B.C., August 16th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  leave to purchase a t ract of land as follows: Beginning  at a post niarked N. W. corner, post, on the west shore of  Kootenay lake about 8 miles south of the Lardeaux river,  and about ������ a mile north of the -mouth of Schroder creek,  thence running south 40 chains, (hence east to lake shore,  thence following lake shore to initial post; containing 160  acres more or less. JOHN A. WATSON,  Ainsworth; August 18th, 1891.   JOHN A. WHITTIER.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land: Commencing at a post on the lake shore on the north side of  Schroder creek, Kootenay lake, thence northwesterly along  lake shore 20 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence west 20  chains, thence soutii 40 chains, thence east to lake shore,  thence following lake shore to point of commencement.  J; C. HOOKER,  GEORGE G. BUSHBY.  Ainsworth, B.C., August 18th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase 160 acres of land, situate in West  Kootenay district, aiid described as follows: Commencing  at a post marked F.'F.,'S. E., planted on the west shore of  Kootenay lake about 2 miles south of the month of Kaslo  creek, thence west 30 chains, thence north 40 chains, tlience  east to the shore of the lake, thence following the meander  ings of the shore of the lake to the point of commencement;  containing 160 acres more or less.  Nelson, B. C, July 1st. FRANK FLETCHER.   ;������������������ . ��������� ���������  ���������-....- .  ;      ~~"     ; ���������   ���������*  Notice is hereby given, that sixty (60) days after date T intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situated in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked N. E. corner post, placed on the west shore  of the Lardeaux river hear its mouth, thence west 40  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east to the west  shore of Kootenay lake, thence north following the shores  of Kootenay lake and Lardeaux river to point of commencement; containing 160 acres, more or less.  Ainsworth, August 3rd, 1891. S.H.GREEN.  Notice is hereby given, that sixty days after date 1 intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase 320 acres of land, situate in West  Kootenay district and described as follows : Commencing  at a stake marked H. S. N. W., at southwest corner Lot 207,  on the east shore of Kootenay lake, thence east 20 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south  30 chains, thence west 40 chains more or less to the shore of  the lake, thence following the shore of the lake in a northerly direction to the point of commencement.  Nelson, August 6th, 1891. HAROLD  SELOUS.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROWN   GRANTS.  Notice is hereby given that J.--C. Rykert, Charles Olson,  and Frank Cole, have filed the necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor of a mineral claim  known as the Highland, situate at Hot Srings, north of  Cedar creek, Kootenay lake. Adverse claimants, if any,  will forward their objections within 60 days fr^m date of  publication. N. FITZSTUBBS, gold comm.ssioner.  Nelson, B. C, August 27th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that Edwin Jay Kelly, as agent  for the Le Roi Mining &��������� Smelting Company (Foreign), has  filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant to the Le Roi mineral claim, situate on the  left slope of north fork of Trail creek, about 5 miles west  from Columbia river. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections to me ��������� within 60 days from date of  publication.    '    ��������� ��������� N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, August 2;)th, 1S91.  Notice is hereby given that L. C. Kramer, as agent for  the Empire Consolidated Mining Company (Foreign), has  filed the necessary papers and made application for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the  Dictator, situate about 2 miles southwest from Ainsworth,  Kootenay lake, B. C. Adverse claimants, if any, will for-  ward' their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, August 22nd. Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that John Robertson, as agent for  Edward Dempsie, has tiled the necessary papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim  known as the Sunrise, situated on Toad mountain, West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward  their objections within 60 dav.-> from date of publication.'  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, October 3rd, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that J. C. Rykert, for himself and  others, has tiled the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in favor of a mineral claim situate  in Hot Springs camp on Kootenay lake, and known as the  Danira. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, August 27th, 1891. 8  THE   MDLEB,:    JNTELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUKDAY,   00T0BEE  17,  1891.  nor Dealer,  ' Furnishings and Sporting Goods.  AGENT  FOR  GURNEY & GO.'S  STOVES AND   HIRAM   WALKER  & SONS' WHISKIES.  Corner Vernon  isepJiine Streets,  Main Street, Revelstoke,; -B,- Q.  SMALL   CIIIhYKS   OF '" NEWS.  - Owing to the low stage of water in the Columbia river,  fogs, and short days, the steamer Lytton'" will, hereafter'  inake but one trip a week between Revelstoke and Little  Dalles. She will leave Revelstoke on Mondaj7- at daylight,  and Robson for Little Dalles on Wednesday. Therefore,  passengers for United States points should be at Nelson on  Tuesdays to be sure of making connections;  On his last trip in to pay off the men at the Dandy mine,  A. M. Esler had an experience that reminded him-of early  days in Last Chance gulch, Montana. On leaving li. E. ,  Lemon's store one night about 11 o'clock, he was followed up Josephine street by a man who had evidently  been "laying for" him. Mr. Esler took the middle of the  street, and while not running did some pretty tall walking,  the man following rapidly and being less than 15 feet  behind when the lights on Baker street warned him to lot.,  up. The night was too dark for inr. Esler to, describe the  man's appearance, more than that he wore something  ���������white, as if a white shirt With vest unbuttoned.  A. H;'Kelly, prospector, mine owner, real estate agent,  and all-round gallant, writes The Miner from Spokane  that he will put in the winter back at his old home at  Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick. : :,  Golden Era, 10tli: "It. A. Kimpton has received the contract for erecting a church on the Shuswap reserve, in  upper Kootenay..'It is to be paid for entirely in steers,  furs, and vegetables." By the time that church is clear of  debt, the tribe will be impoverished.  Among the arrivals at Nelson this week were W. L.  Hoge of Anaconda, Montana, and W. C. Ward of Victoria,  both .well known in banking circles in  their respective  towns,    mr.   Ward  being  the manager   of   the Victoria  branch of the Bank of British Columbia and mr. Hoge president of the First National Bank of Anaconda. . Mr. Hoge  .gave it as his opinion that there is not quite enough business as' yet in the Kootenay Lake country to justify a  chartered bank to establish a branch here, but he thought  there was a good opening for a private bank,  A party of Canadian Pacific engineers will start on the  1st of November for the new mining district on Slocan  lake, with the view of finding the most practicable route  toobuild a wagon road and to size the country up for a  future railroad.  Blue papers, supposed to be sum mons, wrere flying around  pretty lively during the week���������a session of the county  court being near at hand. Take it all in all, Weren't the  people better off and more contented last year when they  could not sue or be sued?  A foot of snow fell on Toad mountain on Thursday night,  and this morning the snow is well down on the mountain  sides along the outlet.  A fire at 2 o'clock Friday morning destroyed a cabin on  the river, bank. The cabin was occupied by Bob Wixson,  Who loses his winter supply of provisions.  The Deluge Hook & Ladder Company received 12 fire  hydrants and a tire bell this wreek from the Vancouver  branch of the Doty Engine Company.  Judge AValkem of Kamloops will hold a session of the  county court at Nelson on the 27th, and afterwards a court  of revision of the Dominion voters' list.-."'Every man who  believes himself entitled to vote at a Dominion election  should either present himself before, or send in his name  to, judge Walkem.���������-������������������'..'������������������'���������  The people of the lake country are beginning to feel anxious as regards mail service for the winter. If postofnee  inspector Fletcher has made any arrangements j he keeps  them to himself. But more probably the inspector has forgotten air about this section of the country; hi that case,  this short paragraph will remind him that the people down  here are yet alive and kicking.  The fisheries agent, in another column, notifies all law-  abiding people that the season for catching trout closed on  the ,15th instant, and that the closed season will end on  March loth next.  Building operations keep right along at Nelson, severalres-  idences and business houses being in course of completion.  The Selous block, at the corner of Bluff and Stanley streets,  is enclosed and almost ready for the plasterers. Contractor  MeGinty has the Ivlelntyre livery stable, at the corner of  Bluff and Ward streets, well under way. The government  lockup's foundation is in. Mr. Owen's cottage, on Silica  street, is enclosed. The.Mara block, at the corner of Baker  and Stanley street, will be commenced as soon as the contract is awarded, the tenders being opened yesterday. The  foundation is in for a building at the corner of Bluff street  and the Toad mountain road. Additions and improvements are also being made to a number of other buildings.  NOTBCE.  The close season for trout of all kinds in British Columbia  is from October 15th to March 15th.  MICHAEL PHILLIPPS, fishery officer.  Fort Steele, October 1st, 1891.  NOTICE.  ^  A session of the connt-v court will be held at Nelson on  Tuesday, October 27th, 1891.        T. H. GIFFIN, registrar.  Nelson, October 12th, 1891.  R: E. Lemon  vs.  Nelson Riopelle.  SUMMONS.  British Columbia,  County Court of Kootenay,  Holden at Nelson, 5th October, 1891.  The defendant is notified that a default summons, herein,  for ������167.85 was issued 3rd August 1891, but was not served  owing to defendant's absence, and that substituted service  is ordered by his honor judge Crease, by this notice in the  Spokane Review, and that the defendant is called upon to  appear to the said-summons within 14 days from the date  of this publication, and that in default thereof, judgment  may be signed against him.  'A. G. SMITH, of Nelson, B. C, plaintiff's solicitor.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  make application to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to purchase the following described  tract of land, situate in West Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing at a post marked J. K's  N.��������� E. corner, 20 chains north of the center of the forks of  Kaslo creek, thence west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40r chains, thence north to the point of commencement; containing l(jO acres more or less.  '"'���������    ' ������ "." '-.'' "'������������������'' JOHN KEEN.  '-.,  Kaslo City, Kootei.ay Lake, B. C, October 1st,' 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we Intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked "W and W," on the  north shore Kaslo bay, Kootenay lake, B.C, thence running west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence east 60  chains more or less to lake shore, thence following lake  shore to initial post; containing 200 acres.more or less. ���������  A. J. WHALEN. ���������'���������.':  J. A. WHITTIER.  , Ainsworth, B. C, September 28th, 1S91.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked "SL S W," being on  the eastern boundary of J. W. Cockle's preemption and  situate on the northern shore of Crawford bay, Kootenay  lake, thence east along lake shore 20 chains, thence north  80 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence south 80 chains to  place of commencement"; containing 160 acres more or less.  W. P. SLOAN,  Balfour, B.C., October 13th, .1891.      GEORGE LAIRD:  Jeanette Mining Company (Foreign).  Registered the 28th day of September, 1891.  . CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered the Jeanette Mining Company (Foreign) under the Companies Act,  Part IV, Registration of Foreign companies, and the Companies Act Amendment Act, 1889.  The objects for which the company is established arc-  To explore, mine, mill, buy, sell, lease, bond, and to do any  other necessary work for The development of mines which  the company now owns or may hereafter acquire.  The amount of the capital stock of the said company is  five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) divided into live  hundred thousand shares (500,000) at.the par value of .$1 per  share, fully paid up and non-assessable.  rl he term of existence of the said company is 50 years.  The place of business of the said company is located at.  Ainsworth,.province of British Columbia.  "In testimony whereof I have hereto set.my  ���������,������������������^- v hand and affixed mv seal of office, this  f      . V     28th day of September, 1891, at the city of  ���������{     L. S. .    r       Victoria, in the province of British Col-  V J       umbia. C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  MWMffliH mtmrnmiaaimmnwumiwum

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