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 The mines in  Kootenay arc Among  the Hlcltcst  in  America.  Whole Number 212.  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  September 8,   1894.  p.. //  ** ^Tlie^rcsi'Mt!-'  ^igli-������rai:c in ������old,  Silver, ���������;>npcr,   '������������������".  nn.l  LCitd.  Price Five Cents.  PRICES OF METALS.  SILVElt.  Silver 64%.  LEAD.  Lead 3.20.  COPI'EB.  .Tames Lewis and Son's last Liverpool  report, just to hand, says the production  of the Calumet and Hecla Company for  the year ending 30th April, 3891. is given  as 3(5,9.12 tons ogainst 30,212 Ions for the  previous year, during which the agreement to restrict production was in  operation. Dividends amounting to  $1,500,000 have been paid against  $2,000,000 for the previous year.  A considerable reduction in the output, of the Anaconda Company's Mines  is about to take place.  MINING   TRANSFERS.  NEW DENVER.  Aug. 23.���������"Monday," "Sunshine," "Yakima" aud "Oregon,"���������J. Skubal to W.  Glynn, option and bond for M interest,  $500 Nov. 1st, '91; 81,000 June 1st '95;  S500 Feb. 1st, '95; $1,000 Oct, 1st, '95.  Aug. 25.���������"Idaho" nnd "St. John,"���������N.  D. Moore to F. Cox, % interest, $1.  Aug. 27.���������"Silver Leaf,"���������"W. Clougk������ to  J. Butler, % interest, .'B'500.  Aug. 28.���������"Cumberland,"���������M. Clair to  S. Whittaker, T. Clair and J. McHale,  19-120 each, $1.  Aug. 26.���������"Checkmate,"���������W. Tomlinson  to It. B. Kerr, }������ "interest, 31.  Aug. 30.���������"Auaunda,"���������J. J. Foley to H.  Dilley, % isierest, $1.  Aug. 30.���������"Mikado,"���������T. J. Lonergan to  W. Clough, % interest, *4.  Aug. 31.���������"Silyerleaf,"-J. Butler to T.  J. Lonergan, yt interest, 3550.  Aug.���������"DeerBlayer,"���������M. M. Fry to G.  * W. Shaw, full interest, 3200.  Sept. 1.���������"Silver Bird" and "Mercurv,"���������  W. Lettrick to C. Teasdale and H. Stegge,  % interest.  NEW DENVER.  (From our own correspondent.)  Since writing last week we paid a visit  to the Idaho and Cumberland, the recent  strikes on wh.ch are showing up splendidly  On the former a shaft is being sunk'  ��������� through ��������� tbe -1������dg��������� - of solid oreyr-the ore  from which is being sacked iu readiness i'or  shipping. We understood that a waggon  road was to bq,built from the Idaho to the  ���������.concentrator, we found that the work had  been started at each end already. The  accessibility of the claims, in this basin  enables people so easily to visit them that  the owners must find it quite a nuisauce  receiving so many visitors, however, all are  corteously received and. given every opportunity for inspecting tho claims.  At the concentrator a large force of men  . are at work putting in  tbe stone  foundations and the manager informed us that  the buildings will be ready as soon as some  necessary material is shipped in by the  ������������������ rai 1 road;���������" :��������� *" 7  Mr. .A. II. Buchanan, of the Bank of  Montreal, accompanied by Mr. Davenport  and Mr. George Hughes, have been visiting  several of the properties in the neighborhood of Three Forks, Mr. Goepel joining  them on one of their trips. This morning  they are visiting the Fisher Maiden and  Four Mile claims, returning here in the  evening.  Mr. hit. Barbe and Mr. Applewhaite have  also arrived from .Nelson and intend' visiting the mines.  Mr. C. J. Loewen paid a flying visit to  the district.  The drought   has been broken at last  f"     and thc Jong wished   for-ruin  fell heavily  yesterday, being   accompanied by   strong  wind.- The smoke which I'or si?  lor.g has  hung like a pall  over the whole country  has vanished and once more we can see  and   breathe   freely.  ' The   approach   of  .winter is heralded by snow which cau be  'seen on the summits of some of the hills  around.  Browne Bros, have increased their already  large stock by buying out the Bogy Mercantile Co'y,' Mr. Bogy's health necessitating his wintering in a milder climate.  Mr. Ward and Mr..Holt, of the Bauk of  . B. C, arrived this afternoon. We hope  that one or other of the Nelson Banks will  put a branch in here as there seems to be  quite enough business to justisy such a  step.  AINSWORTIT.  ��������� ||   (From our own Correspondent.)  September 3rd, 1894.  At the No. 1 the brush, trees, etc., have  all been cleared off for considerable dis-  - tances from the mill. Most of the valuable  parts of the mill machinery have been  taken apart and carried into.the mine. A  force of men are still working at cutting  down trees, brush, etc., to protect the miii  from fire.  At Loon Lake, Messrs. Van Hook and  Cleary, owners of the Lady ot the Lake,  have put in a syphon to drain the lake to  allow sinking on their claim.   The syphon  is now working successfully, having  lowered the lake \% inches the first r24  hours it was running. Should they succeed  in draining this lake it will enable them  to prosecute work on their mine, which is  capable of being made a good producer, as  they have a very large vein, carrying a big  body of first-class concentrating ore. Ore  taken haphazard from the vein showed a  value of 235 ozs. of silver and 66 per cent.  lead after concentrating. Six tons of crude  ore made one of concentrates.  Mr. McVicar, who lately came here from  Nova Scotia to work the Little Mamie  claim, has gotten under way and now has  15 men making a mine out of the claim  he purchased. Negotiations are now  going on between Mr. McVicar and the  owners of several of our best properties  here, looking to a deal whereby Mr. Mc  Vicar aud his company will secure some of  our best -properties. It is said of Canadians, "shew them a timber deal or an oil  country and they flock to it, putting their  money in gamely;" if they will do so in  such things, why not in mines, once they  are proven of value sufficient to justify  ordinary risks ?  Mr. E. D. Carter, lessee of the No. 1, is  now in Wisconsin getting his company in  organization. They are also owners of the  Comfort and Highland claims and as two  of the company are here and two in Wisconsin Mr. Carter has gone there to fix  things up. Heretofore all has been in the  names of the two owners here. Mr. Carter  is expected back this month to start up  the mine and mill again. On their last  run the mill proved adapted to the ores,  and on a run of 51 days produced 69 tons  of concentrates that sampled and sold at  the smelter in Great Falls, Montana, 304  ozs. silver and 7 per cent. lead. The mine  shows several large bodies of fine ore and  as it has been practically untouched they  have a great area of virgin ground known  to be ore bearing. ,  At the Morning Star, the north extension, Stevenson aud his associates have  fouud the long looked for Skyline vein.  The deep deposit of surface wash has been  the trouble, owing, to the great cost of  moving it. They overcame this by diverting Krao Creek from its channel and  carrying it over the top of the high mountain, then turning it loose down the mountain side. After letting it go thus for; 12  days they shut it off. On examination  thev. found a huge cut 400 to 500 feet long  and from 18 to 40 feet deep, and 30 feet  wide, washed out clean to the bed rock.  In this cut so washed they found the vein.  It was eight feet wide from wall to wall,  of black, rotten quartz, with a streak on  one -wall 14 inches wide oi ore carrying 60  ozs. silver to the ton. The balance of the  vein assayed 15 ozs. all the way across.  At the joint tunnel on the Black Diamond and Little Phil mines, work is still  going on. It is now in 368 feet. They  have cut two veins so far and are now  driving for the third. The first vein cut  was 75 feet from the mouth. It showed a  body of galena eight feet wide. Five feet  of it is quite cleau, assaying 42 ozs. silver  -and -60-to���������70-per- centr'-leadr^The^otheT  three feet is very good concentrating ore.  being a three to one prospositiou. The  second vein cut was quite 11 feet wide, but  was virtually barren where they crossed it,  only carrying galena in. small particles.  The 3rd vein that they are now running  for shows very well on the surface, the  ore being of a good grade in the two shafts  sunk on it, 80 ozs. and 68 per cent, lead  being the average of some 20 samples  taken from these shafts.  It is said that negotiations0 are now  going on looking towards a transfer of ihe  Delia mine, owned by S. S. Bailey. The  deal is still in embryo and the details are  known only to the initiated, but it is said  to involve a good round price. From the  writer's knowledge of the mine it is worth  a good figure as the mine is a very good  one. It to be hoped that the deal may be  consummated, as it is a pity so good a  proposition should remain idle when it  can be made a profitable producer. .  The heavy rains pf Saturday aud Sunday  last were a Gcd-send as they quenched the  fires surrounding us and we are now comparatively safe again. We can at last' see  across the lake once more, which has been  hidden by the heavy smoke for the past  six weeks.  KASLO.  (From our own correspondent.)  September 5th, 1S94.-  September 1st has come and gone and  so have many  grouse and sportsmen.  Several enthusiastic shots went out aud  brought in numerous birds.   -  Mrs. Ewart, wife of Robert Ewart,  late of Byers Hardware Co., and family  left for Portland, Oregon, -Tuesday  morning.  Rain, that much "longed and prayed  for quantity, arrived in'copious showers  Sunday.  Messrs. Cayzer &. Anderson, Kaelo's  pioneer ranchers, have cut a good road  from their ranch to town. They expect  to haul in a considerable quantity of  vegetables this winter. Their enterprise  is highly commendable and deserves  recognition.  A public dance was given at the Hotel  Slocan Tuesday night by the new proprietors, Messrs. Roadley & McPhee.  The event was in honor of the n-!w. hosts  and everything was gratis. A large  number of citizens attended and enjoyed  themselves immensely. The dance was  a great success and should be repeated  at an early date.  Mr. Hamilton Byers has acquired control of the business of the Byers Hardware Co. and will shortly open up on a  large and extensive scale the finest line  of hardware ever seen at Three Forks.  We are sorry to part with Mr. Byers  and envy Three Forks.  Ed. Sullivan is down from Goat Creek.  He reports that he, with William Chase,  haa put in a month's work on the  "Muldoon." They have a ledge five feet  thick, strong and persistent; with a  22 inch pay streak giving 10 per cent,  copper, 40 oz. silver and $4 gold. Mr.  Sullivan returns with an outfit for another month's work, which will determine whether he will spend the winter-  there. Goat Creek, it should be said, is  about 17 miles below Pilot Bay and tha  "Muldoon" is about "four or five miles  from the Kootenay Lake.  FORTY-NINE CREEK.  J. F. Ritchie'returned from a visit to  the works and reports that a want of  water alone prevents them from working a good bank of gravel. One sluice  box gave $18 worth of gold from old  tailings.. The company intend this,  winter to increase the size of their flume  and sluice boxes so as to take full advantage of the 2,000 inches of water  which flow for some ninety days every  year. The flumes and boxes will be  covered with loose rock to hold them in  position and prevent their being disturbed by a washout. This will entail  an expenditure of of some four or. five  thousand dollars, hut the ground shows  up well and fully justifices the further  investment of capital.  LARDEAU.  (From our own Correspondent.)  The Lardo River is still too high for  general prospecting, but is rapidly  tailing. About thirty men are at work  making from $2 to $4 per day, which  will increase as the river subsides, as  ditches and wing da'hs have been put in.  Mr. Murphy is doing great work on  the Black Prince. The drift is in 60 feet  and has struck pay rock, but will be  driven forty feet further to the main  lode. Three shifts are at work day and  night.  Assessment work is in full swing and  the claims show up well.  TRAIL CREEK.  The Le Roi is rapidly developing into  a mine. Forty men are at work and ten  tons of ore. are exported daily to the  Tacoma smelter via Spokane. Air compressors and other machinery are about  to-be-put-in--Coloner-PeytolT"has"jiTst"  bought three carloads of merchandise in  Spokane for this mine.  The Josie exports.riboutlotons weekly  via Revelstoke.  Most of the assessment work on all  claims has been completed for the  season.  The waggon road to Northport has  been finally surveyed and forty men are  at \vorkv on this side the boundary,  grading up to have tlie road ready for  sleighs this coining winter.  PILOT HAY.  We observe that E. J. Matthews, ore  buyer for- the Grant and Omaha smelter,  in an interviewpublished in the Spokane  Chronicle, challenges the success of the  sinelter- here on the grounds that the  location is unsuitable, the transportation  facilities inadequate and the impossibility of getting from the B. C. mines  the live tons of dry ore to smelt one ton  of wet. The absence of fuel is also adverted to.  The above must of course be taken-as  a biassed opinion.. All these matters  have been considered and figured out  and as the projector's are themselves  Americans it must be presumed they  know their own business best. At all  events the smelter will be run "and its  capacity to treat Kootenay ores demonstrated, negotiations being now in progress to obtain exclusive control of large  dry ore propositions at Ainsworth.  The big chimney stack has been completed and T. Kelly has,, put out ������  quarter of a million bricks at the yards.  He is under contract to supply lime to  the smelter from near the Blue Bell  mine.  Butte last week and returned 354.4. ounces  of silver and .'f'526.40 iu gold per ton.  The miners have broken into ore on the  seventy foot level of the Providence, (The  average width of the rich vein being about  six inches. The ore carries 1,690 ounces  of silver and 3(5.40 iu gold per ton. "Work  was resumed on this property a few days  ago.���������Spokane Chronicle.  NELSON.  E. H. Tomlinaon, owner of ihe Last  Chance,adjoininiug the Noble Five in the  Slocan, passed through town on his way  to Butte. He has sunk 30 feet in the vein,  which yields 205 ozs. silver and 70 percent,  lead and has a fine lot of carbonates of  high quality. On his return lie will apply  for his Crown Grant. .  Mr. C. M. Gething has just returned  from a hard trip to tho Silver Chief on  Willow Mountain at the head of Whitewater Creek, in which he is interested'with  Mr. J. R. Cook. This claim was located in  1891, and much work has been done on it.  The ore, which is actimonial iu character,  assays from 3187 to 3400 in silver and  carries 318 to 320 io gold. There is about  30 tons on the dump, but a road will have  to be built before it cau be shipped. The  present showing averages from six to  eight inches. Mr. Gething is well satisfied  with it and it is cheerful to hear he does  not want to sell.  The last clean-up on the Cariboo,  Camp McKinney, was the result of nineteen days' run, and realized between  nine and ten thousand dollars. The  bullion went to Spokane.  A single carload of nearly pure silver-  ore from the Smuggler mine recently  received at Denver, was worth $400,000.  . The total production of gold in the  world in 1893 was valued at $155,521,700,  and the output of silver was valued at  $125,706,100.  In 1893 the total value of the mineral  production of Canada was $19,250,(KK).  Reports received from the Yukon show  that a great mining boom is in progress  in that region. The sum of $100,000 in  gold nuggets if now at Alaska awaiting  shipment to San Francisco. Miners iu  large numbers are going into the country from' Sitka and Southern Alaska.  The last issue of the "B. O. Gazette"  notes the incorporation of several companies, formed for the purpose of bringing to market the mineral wealth of  Kootenay.  A gold ledge has been discovered in the  Willow Creek district, 15 miles from Boise,  Idaho, by D. B. Eevan. The pay streak is  2% feet wide nnd has been stripped for  300 feet. It is believed the ore is worth  over 31,000 a ton, and some place the figure  as high as 32,000.  The Warden at Coolgardie, West Australia, haa given official information to the  government that an auriferous reef which  outcrops for half a mile has been discovered  by_theTprospectiug_ngenfc of_a-Benth-syndi--  cate 40 miles north of Coolgardie.  Four cwts. of specimens were brought  into the local branch of the Union  Bank of Australia, and personally inspected  by the warden. He .estimates the gold at  more than the weig*:Aof .the stone���������that is  to say, that in four cwts. of quartz there is  more than two cwts. of gold.  BOUNDARY .��������� CREEK.     "  Howard C. Walters, president of the  Spokane and Great Northern Mining company, has gone to Boundary Creek to  superintend the shipment of some ore. He  reports the works on the mines to be progressing satisfactorily and is now completing a shipment of 150 tons from tho  Skylark property. Samplea'of Skvlark ore  from the fifty foot level.were as'sayed in  LOCAL   NEWS.  New Denver and Silverton are now  connected by telephone.  Mr. Croasdaile's house is approaching  completion.      - - .  W. A. Jowett is back, after a visit to  Trout Lake City and Victoria.  Mi'. J. A. Mara, M. P., paid us one of his  angel's visits this week.  Cnptain F. C. Gamble, the Dominion  Government engineer resident in Victoria,  is here.   .  The Assize Judge next week will he  Mr. Justice Crease instead of Judge  Walkera.  The first carload of cattle came into  the district via the '-Nakusp and Slocan  Railroad this week.  The passenger cars for the N. and S.  railroad will leave Revelstoke on the  next boat.  Mr.. W. C. Ward of the Bank of B. C.  arrived from Victoria and started with  Mr. G. V. Holt for a tour of the Slocan  country.  Mrs. Matt. Kelly, of Nakusp, is building" a nice two-story house on her lot  here, which will soon be ready for  renting.  It is understood that C."'W. Busk has  purchased Bob. Yuili's ranch for $'1,W0  and that he. will put in orchards and  small fruits there, .Balfour sand being too  light.  We are requested to say that the owners  of the townsite at the^ Trail Creek mines  have changed the name from Thompson to  Bosslnnd.  Prof. _ Ferguson, specialty artist' upon  'he violin will give a performance to-night.  "Exchanges speak very creditably of .his  performances.     ���������   .  Ross Ihompson, J. R. Cook and E.  Johson, owners of Thompson, Trail  Creek, were in town this week in  reference to the Grown Grant of the  land which has just been issued.  "'*' Welcome rains throughout the district  have precipitated the smoke and extinguished the forest fires. Cloudless days of  sunshine are now in order, but the feel of  the air is autumnal; the summer is gone.  Dr. Forges, a Viennese physician on  a world s tour, got as far as Nelson last  week, but turned tail at the smoke. He  took with him a fine caribou head which  tell to his own purse close here.  J. D. Marsden was in town this week.  lie says that 3������ men are working at the  sine ter at Pilot Bay, about 13 at the  brick'works, 8 or 9 at the. Blue Bell and  some 18 or 20 more at various jobs  around. ,  iMpi* ������ev* w-Black, who has so ablv  filled the pulpit, in the Presbyterian  church here tor the last year, Wtfor his  home in Lloura, Out., on Wednesday  last. Mr. Black takes wiih him the best  wishes, ot his numerous friends and  acquaintances.  Hops can be grown in West Kootenay.  lhey are a fortune-making crop. The  yield in Nelson is immense and the  largest, grower expects to net some 22  cents for his crop, if he is lucky in  harvesting it. He will not erect a  drying kiln this season.  Sir Joseph W. Trutch, K. C. M. G., and  Mr. Robert Day, Sheriff of Cork, Ireland  are in the city to inspect their property  iu the Silver King, of which Mr. Day  is the principal proprietor. They are  both witnesses in the case of Croasdaile  v. Hall, to be heard before a special jury  next week.  It is stated on the best authority that  Commodore T. J. Davies was married last  week to a lady of fortune in England and  it is feared that this may prevent his  return to his ranch on the Kootenay. If  so, he and his funny ways will be inuou  missed in this country.  The Methodist services which Lave for  some months past been held in the Public  School Building will, until further notice  be held in Hume's Hall, corner of Vernon  and Ward streets. Services as usual on  Suuday at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Morning subject, "Restoration." Evening subject, "Doubts and Doubters."' '  The express messenger who runs through  to Kaslo was robbed of 3219 worth of  express matter on Monday last. He fastened  all up iu a package, which he carefully  concealed in his cabin on the Nelson, and  went below to see after the shippiug of his  strong box; on returning for the package  fifteen minutes after lie found it had been  stolen. Steps have been taken calculated  to catch the offender. v'  The long looked for- rain arrived and  put a damper on the forest fires raging  throughout the country. Both in this  province and tire State of Washington  the extent of land devasted is immense.  O n-f-he -high er-le ve.'.s���������m nclr"gcTodTriter-"  charrtable timber has been sacrificed,-  aud as to the scrub, we can only hope  that its removal will make prospecting  a little easier. - >  H. Drewry left Nelson on Thursday for  his camp on the mountains opposite Balfour. Photography during August was  uot possible, but his p*rty havo completed  about 400 square miles this year aud expect  to survey a further area of 1,000 miles this  season, including - tlie country between  Crawford Bay and tlie St. Mary's River  nnd at and around Ainsworth.  Free beer evidently'has a great attraction  for some of tlie staid and sober iS'elaonites  who .assembled in large crowds, at the  invitation of Mr. Kiesterer, ou Thursday  and Friday' to test his ucw brow, which  was pronounced by all to bo thc real stuff.  Mr. Rieaterer is -building an addittion to  his place in the shape of an ice cellar aud  hopes soon to be able to turn out first-class  lager.  We have been asked very frequently  what would "bo the effect oii this  metropolis if the magazine across the  lake should "gooff" in the nasty war  they;often do. We give it up, but we  in turn can ask whether any two boards  in the town would hold together and  whether everything would not be laid  out as flat as the lake's surface?  The following is  the. monthly report  oi the Nelson public-school  for* August  1S9-1:     No.   of   pupils   enrolled- during  month, 42; average daily attendance, 34-  number left town, 3. Honor roll: Fourth *  class,.1, Etta Muir; 2, Nelson Buchanan  Third   class:   1,   Millicent   Sanson";   2*  Samuel Stuckey.    Second class: 1, Frances Sansom: 2, Nellie Marshall.    Primer  lU-lass: 1 Frankie PJiter; 2, Robbie Bell.  3lrss.N. Delinage, teacher.    .  Dave Bremner was in town and -Uv  that he and B. H. Lee came nearl.  starving to death on their expedition  to tbe west side of .North Arrow Lake.  Ihey crossed at Hot Springs and journeyed south, and wt.\sl over snow and  glaciers. They were with Billy Lynch  and II. \V. Jjucke. Game gave out and  Lynch and Bucke went back and were  away a month, hreinimr and Lee lived  ( Continued on page 4,)  avs THE .MINER,  NELSON   B. G., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8  [894.  tajMKv&zxxs&tx&srzsBizs  zzvzrzvzrttjn >a *i BigooeacauMj;*1** i.wmwff  THE   ORIGIN    OF   GOLD    QUARTZ  VEINS.  Not more than thirty years ago the hypothesis .of the igneous origin of the  "vein stuff" of mineral veins was stoutly  .advocated by emiuent geologists, and yet  to-day the theory, so far as regards the  earthy minerals of a vein, may almost, bo  obsolete. Recent ohservalions l*3ve laid  tlie foundations for a theory which attributes the gold of quartz veins to an aqueous  origin, since it makes the waters of the  sea the source of the gold.'  ��������� i. The opinion of Sir Roderick Murchison,  .that auriferous veins were confined to the  -.neighborhood of igneous eruptions, has  been contradicted by the fiuding of gold-  bearing quartz in California traversing  Cretaceous aud Tertiary strata; this goes  far to displace the igneous hypothesis; but  the absence of gold from volcanic products  is the inost remarkable i'act of all. If  fcdld was originally derived from plutouio  sources, it ought to be found among vol-  cauic products from the same deep-seated  sources: But gold is almost unknown as  ii volcanic product. Quartz veins do occur  in some region's that have been subjected  to jyolcanic action, but other regions of a  still more pronounced volcanic character  . are non-auriferous. It is, too, a most important consideration that iu gold-producing volcanic regions, the gold is rather in  the veins traversing the non-volcanic rocks  tliah in the volcanic rocks themselves.  :,,,The,great volcanic island of Iceland is  devoid of gold, as are also the eminently  volcanic areas of Sicily, the Lipari and  Pdiizaislands, as well as the several extinct volcanic district of Italy. The'Volcanic district of Auvergne in Central  France"; is nob'auriferous; but we 6eek  gold with success in the bed of the Rhine  from* thfe hon-volcanic Alps, and find it in  situ in the non-volcanic rocks of Sche-  miuitz, iu Hungary, and the Ahrudbanya,  in Transylvania, while the volcanic trachytes of these districts are devoid of the  precious metal.  ,-, In the volcanic islands of the Pacific  gold is also conspicuous by its ribse'ice,  but non-volcanic New South Wales' and  Queensland are richly auriferous: and although there is gold in the volcanic North  Island of New Zealand, there is very much  inore in the hon-volcanic South Island,  while that in the North Island is hot in  .volcanic rocks. The. gold fields of India  are on the non-voicanic plains of My-:  lore, and the great auriferous regions of  northern Asia are in the Urals, and central  and eastern parts of Siberia, all non-volcanic. Western Africa, too, distant from  the volcanic Cameroous. gives to the Gold  Coast its auriferous sands, but from the altogether volcanic Canary islands gold is  not, obtained.  The Vesuvian area of about 100 square  miles has produced neither gold nor any  ���������alt of gold, or auriferous compouud or  alloy of any kind.  . The occurence of rich auriferous detritus  beneath masses of lava, both iu California  and in Victoria, has no bearing on the  chiestion, since these detrital deposits are  hot derived from the place where they  how are, but from hills at a considerable  distance, in which were the auriferous  veins long* before the outburst of the lavas  now covering the beds that have resulted  from the erosion of the rocks.  , In view of the wide disseminatiou of  gold in the rocks of every continent, and  its absence fromso many widely separated  volcanic regions, it is but a fair and  ~r"e������s^onable"coi]ciusioi"rthat"the_g6id*"of_tli-e"  surface rocks has not been derived from  volcanic sources, and therefore not from  the sources of plutouic rocks, and consequently not by igneous action.  The. aqueous hpyothesis of the occurrence of metallic gold in quartz is, based  on the following considerations: Gold is  one of the most insoluble and unchanging  of minerals. It is hot oxidized by either  air or water, and is not attacked by any of  the ordinary acids. But is chemically  unites with"some elements, and so forms  auric compounds, and these compounds  are soluble in water. Chlorine is one of  the few elements with which gold forms a  chemical compound, and this salt of gold,  the auric chloride, or the terchloride of  gold,-is readily dissolved by water at  ordinary temperatures. With sulphur a  sulphide of gold is formed that is also a  soluble salt, though not nearly so much so  as is the chloride.  It seems probable that, under natural  conditions ot heat aud pressure, gold will  unite with silica, forming a silicate of  gold slightly soluble in hot water. Bis-  cboff, Dr. Sterry" Hunt and Prof. Ncwbery,  all, high" authorities, have expressed the  opinion that gold has probably been, intro-  duced.into veins in the form of silicate.  The problem ot the origin of gold,  iiien, seem to be reduced to accounting  for'*'its occurrence in sufficient quantity  in ordinary marine sedimentary rocks.  . Since the sea is tlie great receptacle for  " all solutions, it was safe to conclude that  it contained the soluble salt's of. gold, a  fact of actual knowledge. Estimating the  whole of the gold production of the world  to the present time at ������8,500.000,000 sterling, and taking the weight of the sea water  of the globe at 569,000,000,000,000,000 tons,  as estimated by Prof. Wurtz, of New York,  we find that the present seas of the globe  contain upward of 5,000,000 times as much  gold as has ever been extracted from the  rocks; and consequently we.must conclude  that the seas of the globe iu the past have  been fully able" to stock its mineral de-.  posits with all the gold they contain.  Now, how can the gold be separated  from its marine solution aud be deposited  along with the materials that constitute  the sedimentary rocks?  By the accidental dropping of a piece of  cork into a solution of chloride of gold,  Trmaine Steam Stamp Mill  THE LATEST   PRACTICAL   MINING  MACHINE  NOW PERFECTED   (Highest Award al WorlriN Fair Chicago.)  Copper Tables,    vveignt, z,������uo pounds,   it is  nuut it   .. .   ���������_       ..._  _.. _  apart and easily transported by pack animals.   These Mills can ho erected aud placed  iu running order at from ������2,000 to #2,500, according to locality.   Full particulars from  M. S. DAVYS, Sole Agent,  *ISr*E*LSO"N-,   IB.   C      ������  . Among all the mining machines and appliances shown at tho 'World's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable comment than  the Tremaine Steam Stamp.Mill* in the Mining Building. It was a positive novelty  to the great majority of mining men. , It commanded attention by reason of its simplicity and evident practibility. Experienced mining engineers were astonished to  learn that such a machine had been in successful operation for over two years in the  extreme north-western part oi the United States. (9)  NOTICE.  Mr. Richard Daiutree, of the Geological  Survey of Victoria, discovered that organic matter causes the decomposition of  an auric chloride solution, and the consequent precipitation of metallic gold.  During the deposition of the materials of  the sedimentary rocks at the bottoms of  the Paheoz uc and Secondary and Tertiary  seas, much organic matter undoubtedly  existed ou the sea bottom. The conditions  would therefore be quite favorable for the  deposition of gold contemporaneously  with the accumulation of the ocean bed.  The amount of gold thus deposited would  be small in proportion ,to the mass  in which it was Included, but would be  concentrated by separation from the  general mass and accumulation in aggregations conjointly with other metallic  mineral matter.  A long series of experiments', has proved  that gold precipitated by organic matter  aggregates around metallic nuclei, and  that besides gold itself, the sulphides of  the metals, as pyrites and gelena, were  especially attractive. This is in entire  accordance with the well-known fact of  the association of gold with the metallic  sulphides, and particularly   with"   pyrites.  From these considerations it seems probable that gold was originally dissolved in  the waters of the ocean, from which it  was deposited as the result of the decomposition of soluble salts of gold by the  action of organic matter, and that it was  then eliminated from sedimentary rocks  by segregation to other metallic matter  with which it remained associated until  thermal conditions (caused by deep-seated  position or not far distant igneous action)  induced a chemical reaction, and likewise  heated sufficiently the subterranean water  of the rocks to make it an effective solvent  of the auriferous compound. So the gold  of the massive rocks was carried with  silica by percolating water into the accumulating" "vein stuff" ' of, rock fissures,  where, on cooler conditions supervening,  the auriferous compound was deposited in  a solid condition, aud the gold itself subsequently separated, by the segregation. of  the sriica to the vein quartz, and left disseminated through the vein stuff, as  metallic gold iu the forms in which it is  now found.���������Mining and Scientific Press.  REMARKS    ON    THE    PROVINCIAL  STATUTES.  The Lien Act, eh. 74 of 1888, sec. 9,  provides that the lien shall cease after  31 days after completion of work, unless  affidavit be filed in the meanwhile.  This is evidently int ended to fix a definite  date, but in the First Schedule to the  Act the value of the provision is vitiated  by el. 3, which requires oiily an approximate date to be given tinder the words  "on or about the���������day of."  The Kootenay country was for a  whole year deprived of the benefits of  default, summonses, as-the Act of 1893,  ahicnded in 1804, apparently by a slip  of the pen, excluded Kootenay from its  provisions in this respect.  The Election Law and amendments,  consolidated for convenience and issued  to returning officers at. the recent  election, omitted the. provision as to  closing of public houses during  election  hours. ' - .    .  In the County Court. Act of lS.Su, it is  provided that the defendant shall file  his dispute note within 10 days and that  the plaintiff, before issuing his writ,  must file his affidavit of claim; while the  Act of 1S92, ch.. 10, requires, defendant  to file his note within eight days," no  affidavit being reouired from plaintiff.  In the Consolidated Mineral Act (ch.  25 of 1891, as amended in 1892 and 1893)  compiled for benefit'of prospector's antl  others, sec. 10 of 1891 is stated- to be repealed by the Act of 1S93,, but the real  clause repealed is "sec. 10 of the Mineral  Act (1891) Amendment Act, 1S92," as  correctly stated.in the Act of 1893, ch.  29. Sec 9, ch. 55, 1S92, provides that  priority of record shall determine right  to a mineral claim, while sec. S, ch. 29,  1893. provides that title shall be determined by priority of location'. ' It is held  that the* former provision should rule,  independently of the cause of contention  being either*as to the record or the  location.  Under the Mineral Act one partner  can sell out another's interest for failure  to pay his share of assessment on- work  done "under an actual partnership, ibut  cannot do so for work within the $100  assessment required by the Act, done  under co-ownership.  The existing legislation (ch. 42; sec. 4;  1888) giving power to the sheriff to seize  and sell lands iii execution does not  apply to an interest in a mineral claim,  which was specially excluded from tlie  said Act, arid by 'implication is still in  force, as, although"the original Mineral  Act. was repealed, (he special definition  of a miner's interest in his claim has  always remained substantially the same.  In all repealing Acts a formal schedule,  should be appended showing the extent  to which each Act or clause is repealed,  instead of giving this in a diffused form  iii a repealing clause.  NEWS OF THE WORLD;  Ten thousand farmers have left Nebraska on account of drought;  The, town of.BUistoh, Hon., has been  wiped out by fire*.  An interesting letter from our correspondent at Three Forks has been crowded  but this week.  It is rumoured that a divorce will take  place between Mi.-, aud Mrs. VV. K.  Vanderbilt.  At Canton, China, a fire spread  amongst the boats oh the river arid 1,000  natives perished.  The bank at Tescott, fifteen miles north  of Saltan, Kan., was robbed this morning  by two masked men who killed the cashier.  On the Southern Pacific 40 miles of  the track has been washed away by the  Leoria River, doing damage' to extent of  $1,500,000.  The demonstration in Hyde Park,  London, against the House of Lords  was only slirrily attended and turned  out a complete fizzle.  During a terrible cyclone in the sea of  Azov, Russia, four entire villages were  swept into the sea, all the fishing fleet  lost and 100 persons killed.  In the Dutch colony of Lambok, near  Java, the Dutch troops opposing the  natives were surprised in ambush and  three columns of troops were simultaneously-destroyed;��������� ������������������^ '���������   The governor of the State of Colorado  has been arrested for opening the mail  and for conspiracy, the penalty being a  fine not over $10,000 or- two years imprisonment,  The Montreal express on the, Delaware  & Hudson, railroad was thrown from the  track' Friday and twenty people were  seriously injured. . Three sleepers, two day  coaches, the smoking, express and baggage cars went over the embankment.  Six Negroes'were lynched on 1st inst, at  Milliugton, uear Memphis Ten., by a large  band of unmasked residents, the Jury,  however, concluded that,the men came to  their deaths "at the hands of persons unknown" and that ends the business.  At Orondo, Douglas Co., Wash., somebody panned gravel in the streets-and  found a few flakes and the - whole town  was at once staked out, streets and all,  in placer claims. Matt. Miles ranch was  also staked, orchard and all. The dirt  is said to be \vortlv>$2 to $3 per day.  A young'married woman in Paris had  two children, one a boy between two or  three years of ago, the other a baby of  six months. The /eldest had always  manifested the greatest jealousy" towards  the baby, and during the mother's absence he obtained a large hat pin and  drove into the eye of the baby while it  was sleeping, and into the brain, death  being instantaneous." "When his mother  returned he described to her in broken  child-talk what he had done.  "VTOTICE is hereby given in pursuance of the  JJ> provisions of the ."Ollleiiil .Sealers' Act,  1SUI," that an examination ot' candidates for tho  position of Ollicial Sealers will be held at the  ollice of the Provincial Timber .Inspector, at  Vancouver, on Tuesday, September next,  All persons inlendhij,' lo present themselves  for examination shall, on or before the 10th day  of September next, give notice in writing to the  undersigned of such intention, and their posl-  ollice address.  F. G. VERNON,  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Lands ahd Works Department,  Victoria, li. C; 22nd August, 1891. (21)  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Bail to Spokane, Wash.  Leave 7.00 a;m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday and Friday at 7 a. m., returning the same day, and. making close  connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay Lake points. ^  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, coutiect .'it Marcus with Stage  on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays tLd  Fridays.  TAX  NOTICJIs.  NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance witli  the Statutes, that Provincial Revenue  Tax, and all taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act," are now due for thc year 1894. All of the  above named taxes collectable within the Nelson  Division of thc West Kootenay District are pay  able at my ollice; .Kaslo, B. C.  Assessed Taxes are collectable at the following  rates, viz:  If paidon or before June 30th, 1894:���������Provin  cial Revenue, ������3.00 per capita; one-half of  ..- , qne.pctLcent-on reaLproperty. -���������  Two per cent on wild land.  One-third of one per cent on personal property.  One-half of one per cent on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1994:���������Two-thirds of  one per ceiit on real property.  Two and one-half per cent on wild land.  One-half of one per cent on personal property.  Three-fourths of one per cent on income.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector  Jan,   nd 1894.  CHOICE APPLES-  AND OTHER FRUITS FOR SALE  IN  QUANTITIES TO SUIT   C������   ���������������  THOS.  G.  EARL-==-���������  LYTTON, B. C.  (6)  On the remarkable exodus of 65,000  men from tlie U. S. last; half-year the  , Colonist justly remarks: The probability is that the working classes of  European countries are r beginning to  see that thc United States' is no'longer  the poor man's paradise." The conditions  of life and of business in the Great Republic are every year bearing a closer  resemblance, to'those of the Old World,  and it is,.,very evident that the Americans have not been more successful in  solving the fecial problems that older  communities have had to deal with than  have the statesmen and philanthropists  of Europe.  NOTICE.  "VT"OTICE is hereby given that A. S. Fakwell  IN as agent for John L. Retallack, has hied  the necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of a Mineral Claim known  a* the "Early Bird," situated on Kootenay Lah-e,  about half way between Cedar Creek and Princess  Creek. Adverse claimauts. if any, are required  te file their objections with me withm 60 d.rjs  from the date hereof.  Nelson B C    ' W. J. GOEPEL, ;  August 30th, 1894. Gold Commissioner.  (.23)   ��������� lse  c  ANADlAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Koute,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points ���������  To tlie PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TRAINS    TO   A.M������   FROM   XF.LSOX    IIAILY.  Direct Connection at Robson every  TiK-Mlay, rUursilny ���������n<} .Saturday Evening,  With Steamer fpr Revelstoke, where coiinoo-  tron.is made with Canadian Pacific Eastbourid  and Westbound through trains.  TuitouGii Tickets Issued,  Baggage Checked to Destination;  No Customs Difficulties.  ^_ Equipment Unsurpassed, combining ih-.fciil  Diiimy and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious DayQaiSh-  es, Tourist .Sleeping Cars and Free Caloaiafc  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates; time, etc:, iaolr  to nearest agent,  ..I. IIA MILTON, Agent, Nelson,  Or to ������F.O. M������L. KROWN,      District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  OLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM NAV; CO.  (limited) ,  TIME TABLE NO. 5.  ���������ii Effect We'incft'Iay, Aiijcust ������������lii, ISiil.  Rkvelstoke Route,  Steameh Lytton.  Connecting with Canadian Pacific Railway (Main  Line) for points I'last arid West.  Leaves, Revelstoke on Tuesdays and Fridays afr  4 a.in.  Leaves Robson on Wednesdays and Sundays iib  6 p. ni.    Noktiu'Okt Route, Steameh Lytton.  Connecting   at .Norlliport   for   points   on   tlio  ,     Spokane Falls mid: Northern Raihvay.  Leaves Robson Saturdays at la. iii.  Leaves Northport Saturdays at 1.30 p. iri.'  Kaslo Route, Steameh Nelson.  i Leaves Nelson:   Tuesdays, at 4 p. iii.; Wcdncs-  ncsdiiy.-,   at ;">. top. in.;   Thursdays, .at 4.p:.iii:-  Saturday.;, at, 5.40 p. in. Connecting on Saturdays  and Wednesdays with Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Ry. for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays.at 8 a.m.,'  Tuesdays at 3 a; rh...Thursdays at 8 a. in.; Fridays,  at 3 a. in. Connecting on Tuesdays and Fridays  with Nelson &Fort Sheppard Ry. for Spokane.  Uonnek's FkitiiY Route, Steamer Nelson.  Connecting with Groat Northern  Railway for  points Fast, and West.  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a. m.  Leaves Kaslo Tuesdays and Fridays at 3 a. m.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Nelson ahd Kaslo at 2  a. in. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The Company reserves the right to change this  schedule at.any tithe without notice.  For full   information  as to tickets, rates etc.  apply at thc Company's ollices; Nelson, B. C.  T. Allan. J. W. Titbup,  Secretary; Manager  GJ'E'L.n  "rail*"-'  A  SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  ������������������__ ROUTE  To  Seattle- Victoria,  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St-  Paul Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  ���������*���������  MiMlcrii E<|ii"|Miion<.   Hock-Km Hunt K<)a<U>c������I.  AUracllvc lours via lliiliitli antl (lie dreat  JLiil������-.s In conneellnn Willi exclusively  liasseiiKi'i- boats olWoi-llieni S.S. CO.  IMrect Connection via Nelson ������V  Fort   Siiep-.  'lmril Railway, al Spokane ; am! via  ���������. A K. S. >'. <*. al. Itomier's  Terry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information,  call on Agent* <J. A K. S, Say. Co., -V;.A F. S.  Ry., ������r  C. ������. Itlxon, ��������������� A. I*. ������., Spokane, tVnsli.  F. I. Whitney,  ������i. I". A T. A., St. I'anil, .Win  NOTICE.  o  "VJ OTICE is hereby given that Adolpii. "Mil-  IN lek. as part owner and agent for others,  has filed thc necessary papers and made a.ppli-  cationfor a Crown Grant in favor of a. Mineral  Claim known as the "Sunlighl," 8���������������"* ^^  two miles west from the Town of Ainsworth.  Adverse claimants, if any, are ������4*airedilo file  their objections with me within 00 dajs from the  date hereof..  -W. J. GOEPEL. .   .  Gold Commissioner.  . lse  NOTICE.  Nelsox, B. C,  (25)  August 30th, 1894.'  NOTICE is hereby given that the under-mentioned respective amounts will be pai^. as  bounty for the head of-every panther, wolt or  coyote killed in a settled district of the Province  on the certilicate of a Justice of the Peace j-nap  such animal was killed in a settlement,,, and thai,  the head was produced to and destroyed by mm,  namely:��������� '  For each panther, seven dollars and fifty cents  ($7.50). "      ��������� ��������� -  For each wolf, two dollars ($2.00).-  For each coyote, one dollar (������1.00).  By Command.  JAMES BAKER'  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  (2C) 22nd August, 1864. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8  [894...  .Wxt JftttUT.  THE MINER is printed on. Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  ' the United States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single-copies five cents.  CONTRACT AD VERT1SEAIENTSinserted  at the rate of $3 per column inch, fer  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale of 15 cents per nonpareil line  ���������first insertion t and 10 cents per line for each  subsequent insertion. Advertisements running for shorter periods than three months  are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICA TIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address of  the writer.  1  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  at the shortest notice.  Address  The Miner Printing a Publishing Co.  NELS&ft.   fc.b.  CONTRO VER TIBLE   TERMS.  In a recent Act of the Legislature two  ^woi'ds therein were described sis " controvertible Im-rns;" this was of course  amended and the words "convertible  terms" substituted. To rt layman, however, the former seems by no means  inappropriate, and might indeed be  taken to characterize the whole range of  legal literal (ire. But we thiilk that the  extent of judicial controversy, might be  greatly narrowed if some public officer  would do his duly. We refer to the  looseness with which Acts of the Legislature are drafted, giving rise to contradictions and doubts that never heed  arise. Brevity is not the soul of law;  no ene expects an act to be concise, but  it should certainly be explicit and consistent. That a general .average of  justice is obtained by litigants in courts  of law is due more to the large amount  of human nature pervading them than  to the conspicuous righteousness of the  statutes.  In another column we give items to  which attention has been drawn by legal  men in this country. One_small matter  which would afford much help is the  consolidation and re-enactment of  statutes which have been repeatedly  altered and amended; such as the  Mineral and Land Acts, as it is difficult  to trace the extent to which alterations  have been made.  In  this country the   Mineral, Act is  most  in   question   and   its deficiencies  . most challenged.   The .absolute forfeit-  ure of a man's interest in his claim by  failure to keep up his Free Miner's Certificate is found to work great injustice;  the Gold Commissioner should, at least,  , have a discretion, in the matter ahd look  into the facts of the case.  But the questions of partnership and  co-ownership, and the nature of a man's  interest in his .claim are: of first importance and demand prompt attention.  > The existence of a partnership is generally assumed when more than one man  is interested in a claim, though the  position may be that  of co-owners;  and  /the difficulty is increased by the absence  of any written agreements, none being  necessary i'or partnerships under the  Act. It is remarked that recorders  enter all bills of sale under the head of  "Partnerships," though that, of. course,  has no legal effect.  Claims have been sold in this country  under the assumption that the sheriff  could seize them by virtue of execution  against goods and chattels, but as a  mineral claim is a land interest, a chattel  real, the sheriff's title is most doubtful  and his acts may in a few years, when  our mines are worth their millions, give  rise to the fiercest litigation.  Rules of court should also be made  to oblige defendants to take exceptions-  to writs on discovery, by sending same  to the county court judge before the  trial and so save the expense of bringing  counsel and witnesses from remote parts  and then having the case adjourned and  the plaintiff saddled  with  heavy costs.  .-' Also for cases in which the registrar  omits to notify plaintiff and defendant  as to day of trial; we understand that  fifteen cases were recently postponed on  this account.  We trust. we have said enough to  justify the authorities in taking action  on the several points referred to.       u  HOW IT   WORKS. &  We do hot envy the feelings of the  unlucky recipient of the following letter:  PrioviNCE ok Bkitish Columbia,  Attokney-Gk.vekal's Office,  Victoria, li.C, August 20th, 1894.  David B. Bogle, Esq., Notary Public, New  Denver. Dear Sir,���������1 have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your communication of the  15th instant, enclosing petition of N. F. McNaught  and others, miners and business men of the  Slocan district, making a representation to the  government that a spur of the Nakusp & Slocan  railway should be built to New Denver. 1 beg to  refer you to the platform of principles adopted by  delegates in convention on the 14th April, 1894, as  published in the Tribune of July last, a prominent  plank of which is that no government assistance  should be given to railways and that the 'construction should be left to private enterprise.  Upon this platform Mr. Hume was elected, and  in view of this declaration of the people of the  district of their views, I find it difficult for tho  government to take any part in carrying out the  request, of the petitioners (which could only be  done by government assistance) further than to  urge upon tho private company to do what they  can within their duty to meet the requirements  of thc district. I have the honor to be, your  obedient servant,      THEODORE DAVIE, ..,  Attorney-General.  Just so; what else could they expect?  There are no strings on the government  to compel them to obey the mandamus  of Mr; Justice Bogle! if you iiajJ a  man's face yoii cannot decently ask him  for a loan of two bits immediately after;  he is apt to ship you back instead of  making the loan.  The fact is that in the present state of  the representation of West Kootenay  the government have an entirely free  hand in the distribution of public funds  in this district, being relieved, on the  one hand hand from the importunities  of a supporter, and on the other having  no obligations to the party of Bogle &  Co; We do not; however, look for anything froiii theiii but perfectly jiist arid  equitable treatment, and if the petitoti-  ei'-s in tlie iibove case had been endowed  with tlie virtue of keeping quiet it is  quite possible the government might  have seen a way, pointed out. to them  by persou.r grat/e, oi helping on the work  referred 10. ������  Though there is no reason to doubt  thp reports of the great gold finds in  West Australia and South Africa there  is nothing in them which need disturb  the equanimity of prospectors in this  country or put them out of conceit with  the more .moderate results obtainable  here.  The former country has suffered a  financial crisis far more acute thai" anything reached in the United States and  very naturally is inclined to shout too  loud over any signs of improvement.  Access to the part of the country most  referred to is very difficult and life there  is almost impossible owing to the scarcity  of water-. The bones of many a poor  fellow whiten the roadway.  In South Africa the distances are immense and quite a small fortune has to  be expended before reaching the scene  MAILS.  , Though we are not expecting the  Columbia River to freeze up or fall to  its minimum within a week or two, we  are so impressed with the zeal which the  post office inspector in Victoria evinces  to secure regular lightning mail services  in West Kootenay that we want to  remind him of the fact that for the last  two or three years, when tlie weather  changes in the fall, we have been without a delivery for a fortnight or three  weeks. If, on the first failure of the  boat to reach Revelstoke, Mr. Fletcher  will direct the mail to be sent via  Spokane and the mail waiting at Revelstoke also sent round that way, He will  make us happy. All we want is regularity; even if we are only vouchsafed a  mail once a week.  The Slocan.Times issued its first bum  ber on 25th ult. It is very "shy" in the  matter of advertisements and disgraces its opening number with a spitefully malicious attack on the personal  character of Captain Fitzstubbs, which  forms its principal leading article. For  once we agree with the Tribune that the  Slocan Times is not likely to . get much  support in the way of government ads.  Captain Fitzstubbs, the Gold Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of  Lands and Works, has returned ahd resumed his duties, which have been discharged by Mr. Goepel during his severe  illness. He* met with ii hearty welcome  and already finds the mountain air helping him towards a complete restoration  of his old time vigour.  of operation. Living is very expensive  and all trades are overfull. The officers  of the British South Africa Company  very wisely abstain from holding out  any inducements to immigrants at  present and they positively discouraged  a batch of Manitoba farmers who were  getting ready for a rush upon the new  farm lands in Mashonaland.  The increased output of gold is a matter of vital importance to the whole  world and its effect upon the progress  and \velfarc of every community cannot  be exaggerated, but the rehabilitation  of silver is not tar distant and-we feel  sure our people are wise enough to hold  on to their great interests here, whether  gold or silver. ������  WOTICE   TO   COSTIl VCTOKS.  i)  C^EALED TENDERS, properly endorsed, wiH  O be received by.the undersigned, at Nelsbn.  up to noon on Tuesday the 18th inst, for the construction of a WAGON ROAD from the Town  of Three Forks to Cody.Creek.  Profile and specifications can be Been, and  forms of Tender and agreement to execute. a  bond obtained, at the Nelson, Kaslo, New Denver, arid Nakusp Govcrnlneht Offices.  Each Tender must be accompanied by an accepted Cheque on a Bank satisfactory to the  undersigned equal to Ten per cent of the amount  of Tender made payable to tlie undersigned.  In the event of a contract oeing let, the cheque  will be retained as part security ror,;the due performance of the Work. The cheque will be returned to unsuccessful competitors, but will be  forfeited by any bidder who may decline to execute a contract if called upon to do so.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted.  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Ass't Comissioner Lands and Works.  Nelson, B. C.  5th September 1894.   :' (29)  JOHN BARNSLEY& CCX  119 GOVERNMENT ST.,   VICTORIA-  B. C.  GUNSMITHS M MACHINISTS  Importers of all kimls of KMGMS1I AMI AtlKKU ,1> FIRK ARMS AM)  AMMUNITION. RISK BALL <iOOlt3, M.SHixW TACK LIC, ROWS, Rlt'LKS,  RKVOLTKK3, MIXERS' CLASSES, COMIMSSES, .tlAfiS'ETS, ETC. ....  ORDERS   B-ST   MAIL   PROMPTLY  ATT'EJ-fcTIJ'EJID m  M#S. DAVYS.     . ^  mining engineer,  and assayer;  Offices Victoria Street.  NELSON**, B. C.  MERICAl.  ���������pi  e. ARiiiuR, a.m., m.d.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  Coroner for West Kootenay,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Balicr street,  Nelsbn; B.C.  JOB.  PRINTING  AT-  MINER  T "A 6 L E  SbWinx ihe Rates am! Place* of Courts of  Assize, Mst Prlus, and Oyer anil Terminer,  ���������ml General CJnnl Relivery for the tear  mn.  ittHish.  RC. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, arid the United states  METALLURGIST. ASSAYER.  and Mining engineer  Properties reported on. .AH assayi undertaken.  Furnaces arid concentrating- plants, planned  and erecteii.'Treatriient for ores given. Orea  bought and sold.   Box 40, Vancouver. B.' 6,  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  INSIFRAACE and ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION AVEST.  VICTORIA ST.,  NELSON, B. C.  Of  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  BEST,      .      .      .       .      6*000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH ;. .PrbsidtJh'ti  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,... .;Vice President  E. S.*CLOUSTON General Manager  Ifeslon Branch: N. W. Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets.  L ���������  VER BUM SAPIENTIBUS.  We think the following note from the  Daily Chronicle of Demerara comes in  as a timely reminder to some of ns who  have seen the disadvantage of the  opposite practice:  Withont specially indicating any particular  project, or making 'inviduous allusions or comparisons, we have, not the least hesitation in  saying that schemes have been wrecked, and  money wasted all through lack of ordinary circumspection, ft is not sufficient to take thc ipse  ili.vit of'every wandering adventurer who "comes  into the colony and asserts that he is a mining  engineer. ,* What, business man of ordinary  capacity, "we should'likc to know, desiring the  services of a manager for an important- concern,  would repose implicit faith in thc unsupported  word of any stranger who came along and chose  to state that he had had that experience which is.  essential to the the successful conduct of any  enterprise. If any merchant or commercial man  was so foolish as to employ a servant whom he  meant to place in an-important trust, without  subjecting his character and his past history to a  most searching analysis, it.would only serve him  right.if he were swindled of his property and his  business were mismanaged. Yet we have not  the slightest doubt that men. who in the ordinary  concern of life are as keen as razors and as discreet and cute as tlicy possibly can be, immediately they begin to dabble in gold lose their heads,  neglect the most ordinary precautions and act  with a blind fatuity such as we should-be surprised" to see in the veriest commercial tyro.  And yet the very persons |'who blindly rush into  disaster are those who turn the deaf ear to reason^  PATENT LEVER (OSAOKING MOTION)  STONE BREAKER.  The "PROGRESS" and * 'SIMPLEX" Stone  and Ore Granulators anil Crushers.  THREE-STAMP   PORTABLE   QUARTZ  ' MILL.   No piece over 100 lbs. in weight.  Price. $200 f. 0. b- Liverpool,,   "'   .*  All kinds of other Machinery used in Mining.  For information and -illustrated catalogues  "apply  to R. E" H.  Eucknar, Engineer,  Toronto," or to  EDW'D APPLEWHAITE & CO;  LOCAL AGENTS.  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that C. Hainber,  formerly Acting-Agent, for Tlie United  Fire Insurance Company of, Manchester, England, and The Atlas Insurance Company of London, England, is no longer acting as Agent or is  in anyway connected with either of the above  Companies. In future all communications  relative to the business of'the above Companies  should be addressed to Harold0Selous, Nelson,,  who will act as Agent- .    ���������  (18) ������."������>'. ������'IR������LI,i������T������������.\E A SO.VS.  LOEWENBERG&CO.i  t'All  ASSIZES,  *Nclson : Monday...  ���������Donald Monday...  Clinton Thursday.  Richfield  Monday...  Kamloops Monday.'-..  Vernon  Monday...  Lytton ,... .Friday....  New Westminster. .Tuesday ..  Vancouver : Monday...  Victoria .*- Tuesday...  Nanaimo Tuesday...  ,.10th September  .17th September  .20th September  .24th September  ..1st October  ,.8th October  ..12th October  .tJth November  ;12tli November  .6th   November  ..27th November  *Special Assizes.ad jou .'ned from the Spring by  Mr. Justice Walceni and now fixed for these  dates. k(i7)  CHARLES SANSOM  OUSTQMS BROKER  GENERAL    AGENT.  P. O. BOX 24.  Nelson, b. c.  Brahch'cs iri' London (Engliirid), New York aiid  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada,  Buy   and sell   Sterling  Exchange arid  Cable  Transfers.  Grant commerical ahd traveller's credits; av 11  able in any part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections inadc; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3J per cent.  BANK OF  BRITISH CDt  No. 131.-  CERT1FICATE OF THE REGISTRATION OF*  A FOREIGN COMPANY.  ." Companies' Act," Pakt IV.  The Koolcnay  .Wiling "untl   Siiieltinu Coin-  any (I'ltrclgii.)  -��������� SUCCESSORS TO��������� -i  I  J. A. T. CATON & GO.       j  VICTORIA, B. C. i  .-   ��������� I  Importer* ami Wholesale Healers in '.  CLOCKS,      M'A'IVIIES.     .IE1YEIJEY,  CITLI'KY.   H-il'KS,   TOKACCOXi.ST'S  si;m>kii:s, F.t>cY coons, .wi'.vs  FUItMS JII.W'S : ��������� -    -'  IMPERIAL GERMAN   CONSULATE,  Registered tho Oth day of August, ISM.  HEREUY  CERTIFY   that 1  have this day  \r,   Act, 1S&). .  The head ollice of tho said Company is situated  at Jersey City, in the County of Hudson, State of  New Jersey,'1 (i. S. A., and out of said .-state, at  Pilot Bay, 111 British Columbia.  The objects for which the Company is^cstab-  lished are to purchase, huld, 1n0rtgagejea.se, sell,  dispose of and operate tho.miiies' and fuming  properties, comprising one hundred acres, more  or less, on the llenciryx Peninsula, Kootonay  Lakc, British Colmbia', and to purchase, hold,  mortgage, lease, .-.eil.or otherwise dispose of or  operate thc smelting plant situated at Pilot Bav,  in British Columbia, ���������and also the site "of tlie  smelters at Pilot Bay, consisting of one hundred  and ten acres of lanu, and also an interest in tlie  Townsite of the said Pilot Buy, arid to carry on  thc business of mining, milling, smelting, concentrating, reduction aim roiluing of gold, copper,  silver, lead anil other ores and minerals in all its  brandies in the Kfuotenay Mining District,' iii  British Columbia, and other Mining Districts in  British Coiuinbia and the United Stateo of  America, and to own, buy, sell and deal in gold,  silver, copper, lead and other ores and minerals,  bullion and relined metals, to purchase, own.  improve, mortgage, lea.-c, sell and work and  operate mines, mining claims, mining propertv  au'l niining lands, and to carry on the business o"r'  the transportation of goods, merchandise and  pa.-seugers upon land aud water, and the building ot houses, vessels, wharves and decks, the  damming of rivers and stream?, including the  .-!.>[-..e'e, transportation and sale of water and  v,-.,.;er.power and privileges, and all things neee^-  si'-y or convenient to the carrying on of tlie said  b'> .".ess.  T!.-.' capital stock of the said Company-is two  wi'lUm tliree hundred thousand dollars, divided  ii: _��������� twenty- three thousand shares of one hund-  i-...'. ���������'.ollarscaeh. ,  'J,, en under my hand aud seal ���������'of Ollice. at  Y^jria, Province of British Columbia, this  si>.''- day of August, one thousand eight hundred  a...'! :iinetv four.  Li~ S.] S. Y. WOOTON,  (I i) Registrar of Joint ritock Companies.  (Incorporated by koyal Charter, 1862.)  ''  CAPlT.il <l������aUl nil), ������<MM>,iMH)    .     #'������,920,������0������  (With power to  iicreasc.)  ltl������KVK Fl Vl>, *2������0,000      .    .       l,2������5,������33  *N**ET_,soisr ���������BR^D-src-H--  Xorncr of Baker arid Stanley streets -  CANADA-Victoria, Vancouver,  New Weslmiri  stcr, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  UNh-En STATKS-Sari Francisco, Portland, Taco-  ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON;  England. -. *  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Blink   of  Commerce  anil  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches: Imperial Bank of Canada and bran-  s ches; Molson's Bank and branches; Bank of  ���������Nova bcotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian 'Bank of  Commerce, New YorK;  Bank of Nova Scotia. Chicago.-  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  oavings department-  deposits received at $1 and upwards, and  . - interest allowed (present rate) at 3' per cent;  per annuiiT. ,.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893.. "       Agent.,  CUSTOMS   BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE-  MINER   OFFICE.  I - IIIXKU.II. ACT. 1890:    .  "^"OTICE is hereby given that Fkax'k C.  -*-* Lokinu has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a Crown Grant in favor of  the Mineral Claim " Josie." situated in the Trad  Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claims, if any, must be filed with the  undersigned within GO days from the dale of this  publication.  "W. J. GOEPEL.  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson B. a,  16th July, 1891;' THE MINER/NELSON,  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8  1894.  PIT'-  m���������J^O'll""������������������"���������  ( Continued from page /.)  for days on hot water and flour, but  finding the bide of a deer which they had  shot they cut it up and made soup; the  bones of a bear that had fallen to Brein-  ner's rifle also helped out till they met  their supplies. Bremiier is not much  the worse for the trip, but Lee was  terribly exhausted and was swollen  from head to foot.  The Rev. H. T. Akehursfc wishes to  thank all who in any way assisted Mrs.  Akehurst and himself in the arrangements for the picnic of August 24th.  Where so many actively and willingly  helped it would be inviduous to mention  names. The net profits of close upon  $50 would be considered by all a substantial and satisfactory reward of their  labors. Our chief thanks of course are  due to Mr. F. Squire and his mother,  who so kindlv placed their grounds at  our disposal. Mr. Akehurst leaves for  Victoria on the 11th inst. and returns  immediately after the Synod meeting,  which will be held in New Westminster  Oct. 3rd for the purpose of electing a  bishop for the diocese. Theifi will consequently be no service in the English  Church mission room until Oct. 7th.  Sunday school will, however, be con-  "ducted every Sunday afternoon  Uncle Sam's new air gun  lbs. projectile two miles.  sends a  [L.S.]  J. II. TURNER-  CANADA.  PROVING 15 OF BRITISH COLUM13IA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God, of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland,  Quisex, Defender of the Faith, &e., &c, &e.  A   PROC LAMATION.  "TtTHEREAS it is  tV     provided   by  at 2.30.  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  At Chilliwhack burglars fired a  charge to break open a safe, but they  overdid it and blew tho second door inwards so as to jam tight. They were  not captured.  " An Ottawa despatch says: Elliott Bell  arrived iu this city to-day en route for  England, whither he is being sent by  the B. C. Government as immigration  agent. Mr. Bell will endeavor to enlist  the sympathies of capitalists, his opinion  being that there is little use in attempting to locate settlers iu British Columbia, unless they have some capital.  CANADIAN   NEWS.  United States trade with Canada and  England is already expanding under the  new tariff.  Two months drought at London, Ont.,  and bush and grass fires which are licking up everything before them, are  making it hard for the farmers back  east.  A dry waste of country, about one  million acres in extent, between Medicine Hat and Glerchan, in Alberta, is  being surveyed by C. P. R. engineers  With a view to turning it to farming  account by means of irrigation.  At Kempville, Ont., an old man named  Wni. Swords was found by his neighbors gagged and suffering great, agony.  He stated that four men had set on him  to make him give up his money and that  they had burned the soles of his feet to  make him confess.  "What I like about Muskoka," said  Sir John Thompson, "is the wildness of  the scenery and the way in which the  fishery regulations are enforced. When  the local fishery inspectors read in the  napers I had caught twenty-seven fish  in one day, three of them at once waited  on me and presented roe with a copy of  the regulations that not more than  twelve were to be taken in one day. I  - accordingly-restrained .my_a.rdo;r._-=j?Va^_  Review.'  Messrs. Low and Eaton, of the Geographical survey, have- come in from a  i=i month's tour in  Labrador.    They re-  l^TOTICE  The Annual General Meeting of the  Consumers' Water Works Company,  Limited, will be held at tbe office of Edward Applewhaite & Co., in the town of  "Nelson, B. C on the 15th September, 189-1,  I'or the purpose of electing a Board ot  Directors for the ensuing year, and tor any  other business that may come before the  meeting.  EDWAED APPLE vvHAITE,  Secretary.  Dated 31st August, 1894. (27)  TiiEOuoiiK Davie,    "i  Attorney-General. I  section 22 of an Acl passed by the Legislature of  British Cloumbia in the fifty-seventh year of  Our Itcign, intituled "An Act to provide for tlie  appointment of Ollicial Sealers of sawlogs and  other cut-timber." that the said Act shall not  come into force until proclaimed by the Lieutenant-Governor in Council:  And whereas Our said Lieutenant-Governor,  by and with the advice of his Executive Council,  has by an Order in Council been pleased to direct  that the said Act shall come into operation from  the date hereof:  And whereas section 2 of the said Act decrees  that it shall be lawful for the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, for the purposes of thc said Act,  by Order in Council, to divide the Province into  districts;  And whereas Our said Lieutenant-Governor,  bv and with the advice of his Executive Council,  has, by an Order in Council in that behalf, been  pleased to divide thc Province into three Districts, namely:���������  All that portion of the Province comprised  within thc Island of Vancouver to be known as  District No. 1;    <������������������  All that portion of the Province, excluding  Vancouver Island, which is situated to the west  of thc Cascade Range of Mountains, to be known  as District No. 2 :  All that portion of thc Province not included  within Districts Nos. 1 and 2, to be known as  District No. 3:  NOW KNOW YE, therefore, that in pursuance thereof. *Vc do hereby proclaim the said  "Oflieial Scalers' Act, 1894." to come and be in  force from the date hereof;  And the Districts thereunder to be as is hereinbefore recited,  In  Tustiaiony  Wiikkeok, "We have caused  these Our Letters to be made Patent, and  thc Great Seal of the said Province to be  - hereunto affixed: Witness, the Honourable  John Hehbekt Tuknkii, thc  Deputy  of  Our Lieutenant-Governor of Our said Province of British Columbia, in Our City of  Victoria, in Our said Province, this fourteenth day of August, in the year of Our  Lord one  thousand   eight   hundred   and  ninety-four, and in the liftv-eighth year of  Our Reign.  By command.  JAMES BAKER,  (20) Provincial Secretary.  gich's Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  ���������W1I0LESAI.R AND UETAIL���������  ^TOBACCONISTS!  ���������)  Agents for the' celebrated   L.   <5t   CO.  (Loewe & Co.) B. B*. B., and other best  English Briar Hoot Pipes.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and.Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  SOI.K   .MAMIIACriiltl'ICS   of   mi;  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  A  large stock of " OWN MAKE "  Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and all smoker's  requisites keptou'-liand.  COUNTRY  OKURKS   HY -l'OST  ATTKNDKU TO.  1'ttO.tU'TLY  T*Ki:*El  T'R^.TD'E!  SUPPLIED  ARMIT & RASEDALL,'  Mining Brokers.  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 FOR MINES  Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. C.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. ' Manager  NEW SUITINGS.  NEW TROUSERINGS.  Fred. J.  Squire,  the Nelson Tailor, has just  received a large consignment of  Conveyancing,  Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existiug Mining locations  200  15 month's tour .  port an immense iron-bearing tract  miles by 300 miles in extent. Fish _  was extremely good, while great herds  of caribou furnish food to the Indians,  who slaughter them by thousands.  Their entire absence last year, which  caused death by starvation of hundreds  of Indians, is supposed by some ofnthe  aborigines to have been caused by  nolluted atmosphere, due to the number  of carcases left to decay in the previous  season.       t       '  The party recently formed in the  House of Commons and called the  colonial party has on several occasions  demonstrated its influence when affairs  of colonial import were beinfc discussed.  Taking the party as a whole, they are  weir posted on the resources and geography of every colony in the British  Empire. Tn the Queen's speech to-day  '* nointed. reference was made to several  matters affecting the colonies "Not the  least of these was the complimentary  references to the Intercolonial Conference at Ottawa, and the recognition by  Her Maiesty's advisers of the. great importance of the questions there discussed,  . matters of moment not only to the  colonies themselves, but also to the  -mother country. The. colonial party  now has 27 members, and several have  privately expressed themselves as well  pleased    with    the  progress   they   are  making.    .  __  ,  HORRIBLE  FIRE.  An pvful tale of destruction comes from  ' Minnesota.   The towns of Hmckley.Sand-  - stone and Miller have been entirely des-  troved bv forest fires which were unven  before a furious wind.   The people seem  to have been hemmed in on all sides and a  fearful loss of   life resulted.    Tbe total  number of dead at Hinckley is placed at  200      The   Pioneer   Press  has   actually  counted   194  of  these   aud   the   margin  allowed is about all that is necessary.   Ine  figures,   are   as   follows:   Hinckley.  ORDER IN COUNCIL.  c  Government House.  "Victoria.  Tuesday, the 14 th day of August, 1891.  present:  HIS  HONOUR THE  LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL.  ON-A-.MEMORANDUM from the Honourable the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works, dated 2nd August, 1874, recommending  that the provisions of the "Ollicial Scaler's Act,  189l,!lbc_put into force,-and thafcji proclamation  to that'eli'ectbc published in.tlie British Columbia Gazette as required by the Act.  Thc Minister also recommends that for thc  purposes of this Act the Province be divided  into three districts, as follows, viz.:���������  District No. 1.  All that portion of the Province comprised  within the Island of Vancouver, for which there  shall be appointed one Official Scaler.  District No. 2.  All that portion of thc Province except Vancouver Island which lies to the west of the Cascade Range of Mountains, for which- there shall  be appointed two Oflieial Scalers.  District No. 3.  "All that portion of the Province not.included  in Districts 1 and 2," for which there shall be  appointed one Ollicial Scaler.  Tlie "Minister further recommends that the  following named gentlemen be appointed a  Board of Examiners io examine, and test thc  abilitv and knowledge of all applicants desiring  to be appointed Ollicial Scalers, and that, their  remuneration be live dollars per day while act-  u-illv employcdas such Examiners, viz:���������R. H.  II. Alexander, *W. IT. Chase, Win. MePherson.  THEODORE DAVIE,  (22)' Clerk, Executive Council.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  FIRE   INSURANCE  1893."  POLICY   ACT,  Spring Goods  o  Call and inspect the New   Patterns  and Styles.  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  The old reliable  Ta������-ST������LL TO THE  FRONT!  ������ ,  BAKER STREET,  NELSON, E. C.  ������  ttS������NO. FEAR   OF  FAMINE!  We have on hand several tons of first-class Hams, Bacon and Butter. Also  car loads of Flour, Sugar, Salt Fish, Canned Meats, Etc.. Whilst for the refreshment of the inner- man we have Bass and Allsopp's Pale Ale, Schlitz Beer,  Guinness' Stout, Walker's celebrated brands of Canadian Whiskey, also the finest  brands of Imported Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, Etc.  "VJ OTICE is hereby given that His Honour the  -i^     Lieutenant-Governor in Council has fur  ther postponed the commencement of "An Act  to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of Fire  Insurance," from the 1st day of April, 1894, until  the 1st day of April, 1895.  . .JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice, .^  29th March, 1894. (2) '  UDSON'S  Jffir&inJW'al kcr_&Sorvj  Distillers    "  PANY,  -��������� ,.   AGENTS l.'OR  .Jos. Schlite "Browiiig'Co.  ... Milwaukee, U. S.  Fort.Garry Flour Mills  "Manitoba  P. O. box C9.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  ���������N  NOTICE.  OTICE is hereby given that A. S. Farwell          as agent for the  Columbia  Mining  Co.,  Limited (foreign) has filed the necessary papers  and made applications for Crown Grants in favor  of the "Eden,"' "Crescent,". and "Black Chief,  Mineral Claims, situated near the Town of Ainsworth. Adverse claimants, if any, are required  to file their objections with me within 00 days  from the date hereof.  Nelson, B. C, ��������� W., J. GOEPEL;  .    August, "30th, 1S94. Gold Commissioner.  (24) lse "  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES  AMD  OTHERS  _ THE NEW, FAST '������������������  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT  '51  UPTURE  More CURES  have been effected by my   _. Trusses, with.  perfect ease to wearer, than by all other  devices combiin������l. They i etain large3t  Bupture under severest strum. A system of fltting-has been perfected the  last 25 years, fully equal to personal  examination l������y iimil.   27 patents  inSSrel DEFORMITY,  CHARM'S ������:i.l!TBK.  134 King St-W./ffoiroaio,  UiiiBii8teaiiii5Gi),1B.C.,Ltl.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  ���������VJ^."lSrCOXJ"V"El"*R,    IB-    O-  VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO.���������S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p. m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. m.  NANAIMO TO VANCOUVER.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver and Northern Settlements.  ' -S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. "Wharf every Monday  at 11 a.m., .for Port Neville, calling at all way  ports, reluming "Wednesday, and on Thursday atr"  11 a.m. for all points as far as Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's "Wharf until  9 a.m.  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 Hand'ledon Commission.  awnWr-mii'ni^^  EN  mmtmaaemsa^SSSSSf  4   F1KK  LINK  OF SKK������K*  New Goods  Just in  who like to be well dressed 3  can_be so by getting their f3  PALL and WINTER SUITS 3  *  made at * * * .* *  * *  ������������������* * ^  .'500I>������VII,"LK FEKKY.  9,   11:45 a. n  200;  or  can  W.  Can be CHARTERED by day "or' week  on reasonable terms. Orders sent through  the pursers of the steamboats Nelson  Sandstone, 62; Miller, 12: between'Skunk j Ainsworth, with whom arrangements  Lake and'Mi'ller. 12'; Pokegarna, 28; in I be made, or by mail or telegraph to C  lumber camos and scattering, 50. Total, j Busk Balfour, ' will *- receive prompt  30-1   Later accounts place the loss ol lue, attent.on ��������� - (lg)  at 500.  , 2:30, 4:30  10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  PRICE'S  ARE  THE LOWEST     =2  ������������������ Leave M'jodyville���������7.  p.m.  Leave Vancouver���������8,  p.m.   ���������  S3T Steamer* und Scows always available for  Excursion.   'IV.ving   and   Freighting  Business, j  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  W. F. TOPKIX', Manasjcr. ;  Telephone U4. ' P. O. Box 771. '  -*M:"E!"RC"Ea:A."isri7 tailoe-  ^ BAKER  STREET,  NELSON,   B.   C. 3  7iauaiaiuaui4iu^iiuniiikauuiUiiiiUiaiUiUiamikaiiUiu^


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