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 Mi ';;^v^\'-;^p^Sfct  The Mines  In  Koolciiny arc .  Huong  tlie kichcat  In  Ahier ica  .:'���������      ���������>'������������������"���������  fe      *i\  II  pi^Tive i^  6 189d   **/y  'Off/A, B.J^  The. *������r_H lire  .I;;lf4?r:i.'e iu \,;ol������l'  Silver, ���������;n������|i������*r,  ii ni  l.e,i<!.  Whole Number 227.  Nelson, British Columbia,  Saturday, December 22   1894.  Price Five Cents  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  PRICES OF METALS.  Dec. 17th        18th        19th       20th  SilvkjU    GOi CO 60 CO*1  Lead      3.10        3.10     3.07.        3.05  21st  CO  3.05  ORE SHIPMENTS.  roc. 18, Black Diamond, Ainsworth to Tacoma   " 19, Highland, Ainsworth to Great Falls  "   21, Kaslo to Tacoma ,   "     9, "Hull Mines to Denver   "    8. Hull Mines to Omaha   "   12, Surprise Mine to Smelter   "   12, Kuby Silver "         "   12, Dardanelles "         "   12, Slocan Star to Omaha   " in,        " " ?...  " li, Le Roi ..to Prickly Pear Junction ���������  .,, "     9, Le Roi 'to Kverotfc   "   11, Lc Roi tOvTacoma   TONS.  343..  Total shipments to date from Juncr 1894:  '     ' TONS.  Nelson  C1C  Trail Creek (gold ore) 1C28  Ainsworth:  1C2_  Slocan via Kaslo  213  Slocan via Nakusp 181}  Total, 3,770.  MINING  TRANSFERS.  NEW DENVER.  ��������� Nov. 24.���������Madison and Great Eastern,���������II. B.  Nicholls to W. E. Mann, $7,000; $500 cash, balance  18 months.  Nov. 28.���������Cariboo,���������J. King to R. Shea, all thc  Cariboo contained in-ihe lines of the Rambler  "mineral claim.  Dec. 1.���������Bust,���������E. H. Hughes to Geo. Hughes,  i interest, $1.  Dec. 1.���������Best,���������D. Porter to Geo. Hughes, 1 interest, $3,C00.  " Dec.���������!.��������� Noble Five. Group,���������P. J. Jennings to  W. E. Estop, 1-20 interest, mortgage $500.  Dec. 1.���������Ivanhoe and Elgin,���������G. V. Holt to H.  cDonally, full interest; $1.    ' ������  Dec. 1.���������Idaho and St. John,���������C. Wellington to  J. IX Farrell and W. C. Yawkcy, 1-9 interest,  $25,000 bond; ������5,000 cash, 5,000 Jan. Gth, $7,500 at  six and twelve months.  Dec. 4th.���������Twin Lakes,���������J. L. Drumhellcr to N.  D. Moore, \ interest, 81,500. ���������  Dec. 4th��������� Twin Lakes,���������D M. Drumhellcr to  N.1 D. Moore, i interest, ?450.  Dec. 5.���������Idaho and St. John,���������F. Cox to W. C.  Yawkcy, 1-9, benefit of bond dated Nov. 2nd.  Dec. 4.���������Snap,���������E. H. Hughes to Geo. W.  Hughes, full interest; $1.  ; Dec. 5.���������La- Paloma,���������S. B. "Walker to C. B.  Taylor, i interest, $200.  Dec. 5.���������Balmoral,���������H. P. Jackson to H. E.  Porter. A interest, $). '  Dec. 6."���������Balmoral,���������H. E. Porter to W. Harrison, _ interest, ������1,715,41;  Dec.-5;���������Bc.by-r.Ti&-_arifiy--.TM������_,���������Ii..-_.-Lcn_o_.ii-.-  A. H. Buchanan, full interest, $1.  Dec. 7.���������Shoshone J, Bolandu J,���������J. C. Bolandu  toW. McKinnis, ������1.  Nov. 8.��������� Snowflake,���������W. J. Sannders, mortgage far $115.  Nov..8.��������� Best,���������P. S. Byrne to G. W. Hughes,  $lctal.  Dec. 10.���������Los. "Vegas.���������A. Harrison to D. "VV.  Moore,':! Interest, $1.  Eeo. 10.��������� Tiger,���������E. JMahon to P. Aspinwall,.  interest, ������1.  Dec. 10.���������Gladstone,���������P. Aspinwall to E.Mahon,  i interest, ������1.  being.put ,in., On cleaning, the ground,  for a road near the ore chute a body,, of  ore 14 feet wide was disclosed, which  appears to be of the same nature as in  the tunnel.  Mr. T. N. Campbol' has '-"ir-'vised all  the interests in the "View," on the summit, of Red Mountain. He* has gone to  Helena for the winter.  Mr. G. Lodze, formerly of the old  Dominion Mine, Colville, has taken  charge as foreman of the Le Roi Mine.  The preliminary survey of the Red  Mountain Railway has been completed  ii om the mines as far as Barney O'Brien's  on Sheep Creek. From the mines down  to the Sheep Creek divide there is a fall  of 150 feet, equal to 3% grade, while from  the divide to O'Brien's it is 1,150 feet,  equal to 5%, and the, line will therefore  have to take a higher level and more  distance.  Mr. G. C. Tunslall has pm chased one  of the best lots.in town and will erect a  store forthwith.  KASLO.  (From our own <korre>pondent.)  The concentrator at Three Forks is  now almost ready for running.  The Licensing Committee have written S. J. Holland, proprietor of the  Comique, that he may open upon payment of license.  No candidates have as yet publicly  appeared for the mayoralty.  R. Strathearu is ill, but not very  seriously.. ,,.  A concert was given in the Presbyterian Church on 20th inst., in aid of  that church.  Plunkett arrived here Tuesday in care  of officer Wheaton to answer another  charge of theft���������this.time of an,overcoat.  The Church of England entertainment  on New Years night is eagerly looked  forward to by the people Of Kaslo: It is  hoped that some of Nelson's citizens  .may be induced, to patronize the event.  It will reward their attendance. !.  BOS. LAND, THAU. CREEK.  (From our  own-correspondent.)  ���������The War'-Eagle Mining Company "has  now been incorporated under the*, laws  of the State of Washington and will'i be  -registered-in-British -Columbia���������in^-due-  course. Mr." Denny Clark,,"Mr. ,Patsy  Clark's brother, ' is in, charge of . the  works. Heis a clever practical ^mitier  and is working on 'both drifts, turning  out 50 tons a day. In ten days nr a fortnight stoping will commence nnd the  output then may be anything up to 150  or 2Q tons per day. The question ns to  the transport, out of the camp of this  mass of ore is now anxiously being discussed. The Illecillewaet can load up  but 35 tons, arid unless ihe C. & "K.  people can send down the Lytton or the  Kootenay to make the trip to ������������������ Waneta  from Trail, it looks as if this'-business of  the camp is to be paralyzed by the stagnation of traffic. No authority:has yet  been granted for the output of produce  along the Sheep Creek Road, -and it is  understood that the Spokane freighters  who were coming up Here in droves to  haul ore over the Northport. road have  been'notified that no horses will be allowed to cross the line without, DO day's  quarantine. Canada for us Canadians,  by all means ; but when our own freighting resources are exhausted it is a narrow and bigoted policy to tie up trade  arid oppose others who are in a position  to handle it. ;  ���������This road from Northport is still re-  fbr smug-  last two or  three years. There is no one near it  whose duty it is to prevent" smuggling  or. to search for goods which have come  in without payment of duties. The law  gives a permissive right to anyone  authorized by a J. P. to make seizures  at a distance of over ten miles.from. the  residence of a customs officer, but a resident 'has little inclination to embroil  himself, with his neighbours, however  incapable he might himself be of con-,  niving at or countenancing any such  nefarious and unlawful act as smuggling.  It is a gross injustice to the honest trader  that another man, less honest, should  .escape paying his duties, and a still  greater injustice that the Dominion  . authorities do not afford that protection  which all have a right to expect. It is  to be hoped that one of the customs  officers now at Waneta may be detailed  for the duty at an early date.  Mr. Robins has been appointed assayer  at the War Eagle and an assay office,  boarding house and ore chute are now  " Byron J. White, who was in town on  Thursday, denies the. rumour__.that._the,,  Slocan Star is" to shut down immediately  after Christmas.  A project is afoot to establish a smelter  on the Columbia River or Arrow Lakes.  The proposal is said to be backed by the  C. P. lt. and. the site will be selected probably at or near Nakusp.     ���������  .  Australia,- -Africa' and the Phillipine  Islands being big gold producers, another  quarter'of the w.orld is heard from. It. is  said that Corea, the .present bone of contention between China and Japan, is rich  in gold, and that -the-ignorant and untrained Goreans have for years been digging out  gold with.soft iron, instruments, detaching  the decomposed quartz and. crushing it by  rocking boulders. on, it; If .one-half re-  ^fteU"i-^t_Co.eWsJg6ld_"^yield":_c6uld~be'  made an important factor in the world's  annual gold output.,;.  .The price, asked for the Londonderry  mine, recently discovered near Coolgardie,  is ������-17,000 ar>d 223,000.shares, ".making a  total of ������750,000 or ���������3,750*,000. The original-purchasers were-Lord Fingal and Col.  North of nitrate fame,  why were they hauled down on Monday?  If a flag is half masted, it should remain  so until the funeral of; the person in  whose honour it is displayed..  ' On Tuesday last the Nelson was unable  to reach Bonner's Ferry owing to the ice in  the river, and that route has therefore been  discontinued for.the season. On the Arrow  Lakes'the steamers ,will only run once a  week instead of twice as formerly. A  reference to our advertising columns will  explain these alterations.  A person has been parading about  this couutry calling himself Professor  Tyndall. The name naturally recalls  the great scientist who is so well known  throughout the English speaking world.  It is scarcely necessary to say that the  person who annoumes that he is going  to India to bury himself for six, weeks  with his tongue turned down his, throat  and his feet in his pockets thereby announces that he has no right to the title  of Professor, which should at least convey the idea that the man who uses it is  gifted with common sense.  The Nakusp and Slocan Railway was  taken over by the 0. P. R. on Thursday last,  work to be commenced on Monday next.  This practically ensures the operation of  the ropd this winter. Word was also  received to the effect that communication  will be kept up with* Revelstoke.' The  sleighroad from Wigwam, the present terminus of the Arrow Lake branch, and the  head of Upper Arrow Lake i. being vigorously pushed and willjbe ready for traffic  by Christmas. It is expected that the  steamer will be able to run through to  Wigwam for a month to come. Conductor  Graham aud the agent from Robson will  be transferred to Wigwam and it is very  likely that "Sam" Shaw will be moved to  Robson for the winter.  Stanley street, from the top of the cut  down to Baker street, is as dangerous as  a mountain glacier. The snow is packed  hard and polished by the perpetual  sledge of gliding youth, whose rushing  vehicle is almost as alarming as the  ."dreadful��������� avalanche." .The younsters  are having a roaring time of .it and  luckily there are very few old people to  come to grief. Irdoes one1 good to hear  the ringing cry. with /which .they warn  all comers that a sleigh load of young-  Edward Houghton, artist, on the staff of s  the Evening Star, shit himself through;  the head in the city editors office. He was  removed.to the General hospital, and was  alive at midnight, but cannot live many  hours.    '!'-:���������'.      ,-.        ;  The rash actis attributed to a protract-;  ed spree.  William Johnson, -.of Prince Arthur  street. Montreal. ���������- hardware merchant,  against whom breach of promise proceedings were pending, instituted by A. Pageis,  cigar manufacturer, for $5,000 on behalf of  his daughter Sophia, was married to the  lady in St. John the Evangelist church on  Tuesday. To the surprise of friends Johnson disappeared the following day, abandoning his bride and business. The case  is a mystery.  -'  *_.M'i_'ri'������_ii iiuui:; iiuLiupuiu   ia  ported to be a steady route fo  glers, as it has been for the last  .1 _ ��������� 1 _     .   ���������      mi .     ;'.  '���������: A;pair of spectacles," found-in!;the-street,  lies at this office; waiting to.be..claimed. .  We understand that the!English Church  will.be prettily..decornted for the services  on Christmas day.  The mail for the United States via Spokane will in future.close at 7 p. m. on  Mondays aud Thursdays instead of at  8 p. m.  The raffle which was to take place at the  i Stanley House in aid of the R. C. Church,  on   Christinas   Eve,   is   postponed    until  January 12th. -  Times must be pretty bad in Alaska  when the leading journal has to record the  killing of a pig to feed the visitors at one  of the principal hotels. ���������     ;.  "This afternoon. Messrs. C. A.. Waterman  & Co. will' sell by auction a large "quantity  of furniture and bar fixtures at the Tecum-  seh Hotel.  Still more of our citizens going away for  a holiday.   Mr.. Finucaue, of the Bank of  ! Montreal, leaves for "ould Ireland" and  ' Mr. J. H. Elliot for Toronto and. the East,  It is not-expected^ that* any' .telegraphic  report of the meeting of the Hall Mines,  Ltd, held inLondoa .on Wednesday last  will be received at the. local office, and as a  matter of fact none had been received up  to a late hour last night. ������  At this season of the year the juicy lemon  is in particular request. Neither- mince  pies nor. punch can be constructed without  them, consequently it will be good news  to housewives to know that they can be got  for twenty-five cents a dozen from the International Commission Agency.  I .. The flags in town on Sunday last were  j at half mast out of respect to the mem-  ! ory of the late Sir John Thompson. But  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  Lord Brassey is spoken of as the next  governor of Vctoria.  evidence.. It was with infinite difficulty,  in most cases that we could induce these  people to believe they, would .not-, be  .severely punished if thi^y reported .what  itbey had seen and suffered. They repeatedly told us that, speaking of,it  .would do no good arid would only..get  them.into fresh trouble.- Taken at random from every word.-,without a possibility of co-elusion, one..and'all- told  the same story of cruelty and oppression.  They all gave us the impression .of being  terrorized, not only by the punishments  they had themselves expeYiVttced.but by  reports that had reached them of punishment inflicted upon others. ��������� Thus  they were all aware of a man. named  Schubert dying in a,dark closet, while  confined in a strait-jacket, and all were  also aware of the cage in the basemetiit  of the cellar, of which they stood .in  violent fear. Having.pn the.first dayof  our visit beenJnformed.by.Dr. Bejitely  that no punishments whatever, were im  posed on patients, and  that  mechanical  '-,-.. .    i    "    ',' t -,     .'restraint was only used by special .order  ��������� Diamonds have; been   discovered   at |:nnd (lftei> p,.0per enquiry,  we were, as-  oorrinna, J-asmania. | tounded at hearing patient after .patient  Turkey is moving troops from Con-: telling the same stories.of inmates being  - ���������-'    ���������*    "���������*    **  "* ' thrashed with, buckle and. strap,  and ;o.f  their-being kicked, hand-cuffed for trifling offences, struck with thp fist, ducked  stantinople into the~Black Sea  The Imperial Parliament will meet on  5th February.  sters is.rushing on at,~40 miles ah hour  still  cau .-be. mWi-y  A Fenian rising is anticipated in London and special detectives have been told  off to guard Her Majesty.  Miss Victoria Vokes, well known to  both British and American play goers,  is dead.  TheBiitish Government has decided  to send an independent delegation to  enquire into the Armenian massacres.  There has been bad weather 'off the  coast of California, "Oregon and Washington and many wrecks,are reported.  . A new opera by Sir Arthur Sullivan  and Mr. F. C. Burnard entitled "The  Chieftain" has been brought out at the  Savoy Theatre.  Itis; said that the small island, of  Peregil which lies off the African Coast  just opposite Gibraltar "has been ceded  to Great Britain by Morocco. Spain is  enr aged at the cession.  A bill is now beforejthe U. S. House of  6  ttt_d*lT>",i_-i<>vv   tue'x-  hearts with silver at 60. .'And Turner  Bros: are responsible for it all. Only  one.sleigh'left. They are at a premium,  before which even the few Christinas  cards that are left cause hardly any excitement.  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  Major General Herbert is at Victoria on  his ordinary tour of inspection.  Mr. J. F. Hume M. P. P. has presented  afinecaseof.West Kootenay ores to the  Board of Trade at Victoria.  The dog. poisoner-is abroad in Victoria  and a valuable pedigree Irish Setter "Lad"  the property, o.f Mr. E. V. Bodwell is one  of the victims. .  . British Columbia cement has been tested  in Montreal and found to be superior to  the Eastern article. The ; C. P. R.: will  probably use it in building a new stone  wharf at Vancouver. .   .      .   .  Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, the Minister of Marine and Fisheries. has been in  Victoria and at Nanaimo consulting with  the sealers and.canuerymeniipon the disputed points in their business. On receipt  of the news of. the' Premier's death, Sir  Charles hurried back east.   .  At the sitting of the Full Court at Victoria on the i3th instant the appeal in  Croasdaile v. Hall was heard. This was  an appeal from the judgment of Mr. Justice  Crease, given at Nelson after-a trial by  jury, for ������5,700, against the defendants,  the original owners of the,mines, for services rendered by plaintiff* iu the sale of' the  mines to the present Hall Mines Co.. Th/s  matter in dispute between plaintiff and, defendant was embodied in a resolution  passed by defendants and which provided  that the amount of 'plaintiff's, reward for  services was to be left to the opinion of  Mr. W. Hall, one of the , defendants. The  point at issue was the construction of that  resolution." - Plaintiff contends that the  true interpretation is that plaintiff was to  receive .some reward certainly and the  amount was left to Mr. Hall's decision,  while defendants, claim that the whole  question as to-whether there should be a  reward or not was left to. Mr. Hall. Mr.  Hall declined to make any allowance, so  plaintiff took action. Judgment was reserved. Mr, Charles Wilson, Q.. C, for  appellants; Hon. Mr. Davie for respondent.  in cold water until.nearly suffocated,;-of  their being, tortured by semi-strangulation, by means of\the strait-jacket,  and of one man.havinghishand;ci;ippled  for life by means of the prolonged ,use  pf a leather "mit," followed by. inflammation and abscess. We felt compelled  to sift this matter to. the bottom, and  hour after hour, for two.days, "w.e,,listened to most depressing tales of cruel and  humiliating usage." s ,-.v ���������-. :j,V,> ;.|->j>>t*  S.ubsequenlpages of...the report; give  details of hideous: cruelty,. particularly  in the use of .the "dip,";in which) the..-pa-  ,tient was handcuffed.with his hands behind him, his feet, being equally, linked  together by -anklers... Thus, rendered  helpless, he was plunged;.injto:a bath  nearly fullof cold water,,and-head held  under to the point,of suffocation. .This  "ducking" of.the patient's head >yas,repeated until he was .deemed.:sufficiently  broken in.. This cold;;dip! thejicommis-  sion,found to,have been inflicted fp,r t,he  simplest offences, such tas talking at  night, or.driimming,on a.patient's chest.  As a result of, the enquiry,  the., asylum  Representatives providing for- the raising \_ management will be thoroughly, reorgan-  tion of the Nicaragua!. Canal.   "The bill'  -a'  provides that out of eleven -directors  eight are. to represent American interests.  A serious revolution has broken out  in Peru, headed by General Pierpla,.who,  has captured most of the railways.  Owing to bad food and the fact ,that no  pay has been received for several months,  there is'great dissatisfaction among, the  government troops who are going over  to the rebels in large numbers.  A very serious commerical panic has occurred in Newfoundland. The Commercial  iBank is a hopeless wreck and nearly all  the directors who are prominent merchants  iare������bankrup.t.___Th.e_Union.Rank_has_c_lo_ed.  temporarily and there is little hope of its  resuming payment! Absolute chaos reigns  in commercial circles aud business of all  kinds is completely paralysed.'  President Debs,. Vice President How  ard, Secretary Keliher, Treasurer Rogers  and Directors Burns, Elliott, McKan,  Hogan and ^Goodwin , of. the, A.������;R. U-.,  have been foiind guilty:.at Chicago and  sentenced,- Debs-.to six- -months and the  ,'others ,to-. three .months, imprisonment.  The sentence is. postponed������for- ten days  to enable the.-prisoners attorney to prepare an appeal.  A cricket mutch was played in Sydney  between the.English team and New  South   Wales.    ,.The    wicket   was    in  ALASKA.. ,.,   . -  Seattle, Dec. 8���������The. steamer; Ghilcat  from Alaska brings hews of another big  gold discovery made at Cook's -inlet,,. August 10, by a party- of .miners arriving, recently on a schooner from San .Francisco.  Bedrock yielded iu a crude experiment. $7  to the pan of dirt while nuggets worth $20  were found in, profusion. C.iBeatty, one of  ��������� the party, reported! the find- in Juneau  while on his way back via steamer ti San  Francisco, where he will secure the latest  improved appliances fcr obtaining gold.  Thirty feet from where the first discovery  was made gravel from the ^projecting bluff  was washed aud 815 iu gold taken-out pan  after pan.1. The party at once, tiled' claims  to the land, and several miners have -gone  from Juneau to the scene.     - - -- ���������'--*���������  . V.. Wilson, who recently returned from  a trip to the head quarters of the Yukon,  and .who visited every place of. note in  Alaska, says the Yukon basin, when;it'is  opened by'good trails and roads will, ih;a  (few-years, be populated by 100,000 miners.  The basin is as large as the whole Pacific  sloped and every tributary of that great  'stream'has gold'along its banks ��������� and bars.  'Mr. Wilson left Juneau for the Yukon on  June 7,1894, going across the mountains  by the Chilcoot pass: He went down the  Yukon river. a. distance of 2,800; miles,  shooting the canyon, visiting various tributaries and taking while en route over 200  photographs of the scenery along the route.  splendid order'and consequently large '��������� __e is the' only man who ever brought out  scores were inside. In the first innings  N.S, \V. totted up 204 and the Englishmen followed with an additional century, making 391. In the second innings  rhe Coloiiials'inade 180 and the visitors  put up the necessary SI with the loss of  only two wii-kets. The "AH Australia"  matches .are looked forward to with  much interest.  THE WESTMINSTER SCANDALS.  CANADIAN   NEWS.  The Duke of York will visit Canada  next spring on his way to Australia.  =Sir W. Van Horne President of the C.  P. R. is at present visiting the South of  France for the benefit of his health.  E. A. C. Pew, projector of the power  canal from Lake Ontario to Hamilton  Sound, says that the necessary capital for  building the canal had . been fully subscribed and he expected work on the canal  would- commence shortly and would be  completed by Nov. 1, 189tj.  .Terrible IM".closurrs.  Victoria, Dec.-11.���������The provincial government today presented to the legislature a voluminous return, in  connection  with the grave scandal that has recently  arisen in .the-management of ��������� the -Westminster insane asylum. Thc Royal Commissioners, Drs. Newcombe and Hasell,  find that the gravest laxity and ignorance of what was going on about him I  has marked the official career of  Dr.  Bentley,    the   asylum   superintendent.  Reference is made to  the difficulty  experienced . by the commission   by   the ���������  flight of Stenographer Bui-ton w-ifh  the,  notes of the evidence taken at the first;  enquiry, a considerable portion of which  pictures of the leading scenic points of  that wonderful region. He further said:'  "There are besides the placer mines, numerous quartz lodes, but the development  of these will bo a matter for the future, as  the country will have to be in an advariced  j state of development before these lodes can  j be developed. A few years ago the placers  ' were,only worked in. summer. Now they  work-*down through.-the ice, get out the  auriferous eaith aud work tlie gold out of  it iu summer when the weather is warm.  In my opinion there are no j.richer mines  in the world. I saw one claini'out of.which  $35,000 was taken in six or seven weeks by  eight meu. The space out of which came  this fortune was only 30x90 feet or about  half as big as one . of your city lots here.  Four men worked iu the day time and four  at night. There will be 2,000. men in - tbe  Yukon basin next year. Nine hundred and  ninety are wintering there this winter end  there are 29-white women there.. There  are two small saw-mil Is on - the river and  the lumber costs S100 per thousand. Just  as soon as better roads and trails are constructed so that we can get in and out  without losing almost the entire season the  country will fill up.   There is,,plenty of  cannot"be duplicated,   the report then ��������� room, as the Country is larger than all" the  1 Pacific Coast states.   I look for a popula-  continues: ���������  -f  "Discovering that several cross  irreg-1 tion of at least 100,000 within a very  short  ularities have'been committed in the j period. Thousands of fortunes will be  ', treatment of patients, after completing ' made along the bauks of the tributaries of  i-.our preliminary, examination of .the, offi-} the Yukon by the hardy and-adventurous  '; cers.-we began, on the 3rd instant, to in-! who are willing to rough it for. a few sea-  terview in private such of the inmates i sons in order to dig out their "pile" in this  as we judged could assist  with credible ��������� auriferous region." THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22  1894.  ?.__=__:%__2i_y____a___K^^^  _U JVH >!X iJJEHM"! J _**���������  COOLGARDIE.  We notice that a few men from this  district have suir.-d to Cuolgardi- and  there are no doubt others who are thinking of going. For their information  therefore we print- tho following extracts  from a letter printed in the London  Times. The writer is a man whose statement of fact may be relied on: The Hist  mining station' is Southern Cross, 250  miles from Perth connected by railway.  There are four mines here, bub only two  working full time in consequence of the  scarcity of water. Coolgardie is 120  miles east of Southern Cross and therefore 370 from Perth. A coach service  from Southern Cross to Coolgardie and  many teams, over 200, arc employed  on the' road. Coolgardie has a very-  shifting population, and there are a  large number of men living in tents  scattered over a considerable area round  the town and at work on the various  ���������leases which extend for some miles.  There are probably about 6,000 men on  this part of the field.  Land is valued in Coolgardie at ridiculous rates, $150 to $200 per foot, and even  more. Lots in side streets let at one  dollar per foot per week. The cost of  living is not so high as might be expected. The hotel charges are 75 cts. per meal  and 75 cts. for a bed in a room wit h ot hers.  Owing to the scarcity of water and the  extravagant cost of washing, the dress  of the large majority is distinguished by  its simplicity and want of" cleanliness".  Only salt water (and a short, allowance  of that) can be got for washing purposes^  If the water difficulty can be overcome, there, should be a great number of  leases which should pay to work at and  about Coolgardie; at Hannan's and  White Feather (each with a present  population of 500 to 7CJ.) At these two  latter places there appear to be more  mines carrying really good gold than in  any other-pl.-n.-es, i hough there are not  anything approaching the total number  of leases worked at Coolgardie. At the  25 Mile there are also a nun. her of reefs  being opened up with, I hear, very good  prospects. In many other parts" reefs  are also being worked, Siberia, .90 Mile,  Kurnalpi, I. 0. U., &c, which I did not  reach in my travels. As far as lam able  to judge, it appears that if the water-  could be got there are at present A very  great number of mines which wivild pay-  to work scattered over a tiviiieiidous  aiea, which so far has not been m any  way properly prospected, and it would  not surprise me in the least to hear of  good finds beiug made even close round  the more settled parts. As the government insist on the labour conditions  being fulfilled (oue man to every three  acres), all blocks leased are being "worked  more or less in order to prevent for1  ��������� feiture, but unless water is provided or  found within a year or "two onW comparatively few of the mines will "be carried on for any length of time, unless,  indeed, the alternative of railing the  quartz down to this quarter be adopted,  and-this, of course, would be feasible  with only comparatively rich stuff.  ���������There are very few mines of which it can  be said they are really well opened up  and proved, as people are hanging on in  the hopes of a solution of the water  question. It is difficult to estimate the  number of men on the Coolgardie fields���������  Erobably 12,030 to 15,C33, many of whom  ave found next to nothing, and have  spent what money they brought with  __thenJ;_on_theio.thei_.hand_many_are_earn'^  ing fair wages and a proportion doing  well. At Dunn's find three men got  ������2,400 worth of gold in three weeks, another man got ������1,200 in a fortnight, and  others were getting from one to. four  ounces per day by dry blowing. The  majority, however, were only making  food, and not even that. At White  Feather the best real alluvial appeared  to have been found (except, perhaps,  further east, Kurnalpi, &c.,) and I saw  chums sunk into cement which were  giving 16 to 50 ounces per week to. the  two or three men working them.  '-^  NELSON  LOTS  lte-5#  9  M  i_______j* f  !?_Ml|  A new Raihvay  under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Raihvay  Centre   and  Seat  of Government of  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DAWSON and HOB SON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, "Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  Tmmaine Steam Stamp jjnjL  THE LATEST   PRACTICAL   MINING  MACHINE  NOW PERFECTED   (Highest Award ill World's Fair Clileago.)  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospectiug Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per diem. The entire plant consists of Boiler. Steam Pump aud  Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections which cau be taken  apart and easily transported by pack animals. These Mills can bo. erected and placed  in running order at from $2,000 to ii?2,500, according to locality.   Full particulars from  M. S. DAVYS, Sole Agent;  nsTEi-SO-sr. b. o.  Arnong all the mining machines and appliances shown at the World's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable comment than  the Tjse-IAIne Steam Stamp Mii_l 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 t_-  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)  the crest of the gap behiud the mission.  The natives were assembled in terr fled  groups on the beach, and I accordingly  sent boats in, offering to take off all that  wished. The group was in a state of terror  and the noise of the eruption was indescribable. Dust aud debris from the burning brush fell continously. Throughout the  next day the earthquake shocks were  severe. The next morning we proceeded  to the northeast poiut.of the island, as far  as Dip point, which was found to be in  inky darkness, objects being scarcely visi-  bleover a quarter of a mile. We communicated with the shore and found the natives  reassured, as the actual fires in the vicinity  had ceased. At 6 p. m. we proceeded to  Port Sandwich, not clearing the shower  of dust until more than half way across.  Several shocks were experienced on the  way and that night 21 shocks were distinctly felt in seven hours and forty minutes on board ship, one at 2 30 a. m.. being  particularly severe.  "A great portion of the cliffatDippointhas  fallen into the=sea and all along the shore  to the eastward continuous clouds of dust  are arising and landslides have occured.  The dust was now falling heavier than  ever, but of a lighter color and finer description."  NOTICE.  \oticc of Application for Certificate of Ini>  lirovemcnt for  the   "tti'ithil  View,"  Mineral  ('liiiini,   shunted  on  Toad Mountain.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Aaron H. Kelly, Free  X Miner's Certificate No. 52,095, intend sixty  days from the date hereof! to apply to the Gold  Commissioner lor a Certificate of Improvement,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the -.lining Recorder and action  commenced before the issuance of. such Certificate of Improvement.  Dated Sth Oct. 1891. ' (17)  A SOUTH SEA ERUPTION.  "While Ave wore lying at Dip Point, Ara-  bi'ym island,' writes the Captain ol! II. M.  S.'Dart, -".in eruption on that island took  .place. It presently beer.me evident that a  lava stream, marked by a dense column pf  "smoke, was making its way through the  hills to the sea. Tlie ship was stopped 300  yards off shore, where it was seen ��������� that, the  stream would emergcaud soou after tongues, j  ol" flames were seen among the "trees and j  presently the hea'd of the stream appeared, !  a red hot mass, with lumps of slag tossing |  about ou the surface. When it reached  the water a most magnificent sight, ensued.  A dense pillar oil steam rose rapidly in a  perpendicular direction to a height of _00  feet. .A few seconds, later a violent submarine explosion took place, the water  risiugin huge bubbles 100 feet high and then  bursting in all directions in radiating tongues of water, mixed with black masses of  lava! A considerable swell, was sent outwards and as the area of the explosion appeared to be extending rapidly the ship  was moved ti. a safer distance,  "Canoes full of natives weie leaving the  island in all directions, some of which were  taken in tow at Dip Point, where they were  clear of immediate danger, The ship then  proceeded around to the south "side of the  island, when it was.seen that the. old crater of Mount Maryun, in the centre of the  island, was in a violent eruption and that  . dense masses of smoke were rising over all  the western end of the island. * On returning, while rounding Dip point, a sudden  outburst, accompanied by continous violent explosions, took place.  '" About two miles to the southward of the  mission station the cliff's were seen to be  falling, inland and flames appeared over  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, as  J3I Agent for Joseph Moris and Joseph "Bourgeois, has" filed the necessary papers and made  application for. a Crown Grant in favor of .the  "Mineral Claim "Virginia." situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of West  l.oo'tcnay.  Adverse Claimants must forward their objections within GO days from thc date of this publication.  .   -  N. l*T.J.S'_U_ms,  Dated Nelson, !R. C��������� Gov't Agent.  3rd December, IS!)I. Sdcc .3  NOTICE.  TOT I CM is hereby given that John Elliot,-as  Agent Tor .Joseph Moris and Joseph Bourgeois, has liled tho necessary, papers and made  application for a'Crown Grant in favor ofthe  Mineral Claim ."War Eagle," situated in thc  Trail Creek Mining Division of West l.ootcnuy.'-  'Adver.e claimants must forward their objections within i'O days from Ihe date of this publication.  N. ]'fTr.STU131"'S,  Dated Nelson. B. C, Gov't Agent.'1  3rd December, 1801. Sdcc (il  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, as  . Agent for E. S. Topping and J.-N. Peyton,  has filed ihe necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favor of the "Mountain View" Mineral Claim, situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of AVest Kootenay.  Adverse claimants must forward their objections within GO days from the date of- this publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson, B. C. Gov't Agent.  3rd December, 1884.    ..   8dcc 61  THE MINER can be obtained from  the. folio wing agents :  Victoria. The Province Publishing Co!  Vancotjveb, The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver.  Kaslo, Mr. B. B. Atkius.  New De-Tvek, Messrs. Armit <fc Rashdall.  Jselson.   Turner   Bros.,   Gilbert    Stanley-  and the  MI.TEE PKIflTItf'G & PUB. C0-, Ltd.  All placer claims in this District legally  held may belaid over from the 15th Octo-  berrl894rto-the-lsrjuneri895"J���������""���������'���������***  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Gold Commissioner.  Dated Nelson, B.C.  4th October 1894. (35)  NOTICE.  ^J*OTICE is hereby given that the undcr-men-  -131 -' lioned respective amounts will be paid as  bounty for the head of every panther, wolf or  coyote killed in a settled district of tho Province  on the certificate of a.justice of thc Peace thai-  such animal'was killed in a settlement, and that,  thc head was produced to and destroyed by him,  namely :���������  For each panther, seven dollars and fifty cents  (������7.50).  For eacli wolf, two dollars (������2.00).  For each coyote, one dollar (������1.00).  By Command.  "'  "    '       .  JAMES BAKER'  Provi ncial Secretary  Provincial Secretarv's Oflice,  .   (26) 22nd August, 1861;  AEMIT & KASHDALL,  Mining Brokers.  Conveyancing,  Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  NEW DENVER, B. C.  Spokane  Fails &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to Spokane, Wash.  Leave 7.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p.m  C  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points '  To tlie PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TKAIXS    TO   ..M������   |.-KO_l    MCLSOX    DAILY.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday aud Friday at 7 a. m., returning leave Spoknne Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p. m., and making close connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay Lake  points. " '  Passengers for-Kettle Kiver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage  ou Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays.  Direct Connection at Uobson every  Saturday   I'veiiing,  W'ith-Stcamer for Wig-Wain Landing whore connection  is made with   Canadian   Pacific East-  bound and  Westbound through trains.  TiiuoiKiir Tickets Issued,  Baggage Checked to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Dav Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time,etc, apply  to nearest agent,       ���������        ��������� ..  .1. HAM II. ION, Agent, Nelson,  Or to ������-_:0. _|������i��������� E(KO>VX,  . District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  "FIRE   INSURANCE   POLICY   ACT,  1893."  *VT OTICE is hereby given tliiat.His Honour thc  -^! Lieutenant-Governor in Council lias further postponed the commencement .of "An Act  ���������to=securc-"C-nifov:r_ Gonditionsin -Policies- of- Fire  Insurance," from thc 1st day of April, 1891, until  the 1st day of April, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  29th March, 1891. , (2)  NOTICE.  *\rOTICE IS HEREBY "GIVEN that at thc  J3I . next session of tlie Legislature of the Province of British Columbia application will be  made on behalf of tlie.Red Mountain Railway  Company for an Act authorizing the Company (I)  to .construct or acquire hy purchase, lease, or  otherwise any other line or lines of telegraph connecting with the line along tlie line of  the said railway and to undertake thc transmission of messages for the public and collect  tolls for so doing anil (2) also (o construct or acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise maintain  and operate vessels, wharves and docks and lo  carry on the business of shipping and warehousemen, Sec, and (H) to amend the Act of Incorporation'so as to enable the Company to construct  the raihvay as a narrow guage railway.  .BODWELL & IRVING,  - Solicitors for thc Red Mountain  Railway Company.  Victoria B. C, 18th October, 1S!M. ". (_G)  Rich's Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  <9  ���������WHOLESALE AMD RETAIL���������  ^TOBACCONISTS!  ������  Agents for the celebrated   Li   &   CO.  (Loewe & Co.) B. B. B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes.  A large stock of " OWN MAKE " Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds' and ail smoker's  requisites kept on hand.  COUNTRY   OllDEKS   BY   POST   I'llO.-PTLY  ATTENDED TO.  THE  ,X,E___.ID___ STJ_P_?I_I__CI3D   VICTORIA ST.,  GOLTJMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV   CO.  (limited)  TIME TABLE NO. 5.  I si EJl'ee. Wednesday, August'.Mlili, ISO..  Revelstoke Route,  Steamek Lytton.  Connecting with Canadian Pacific Railway (Main  lane) for points i'.ast and West.  Leaves Revelstoke on Fridays at -.1 a.m.   ���������  Leaves Robson on Saturdays at 6 p. in.  Kaslo .Route, Steameh Nelson*.  -Leaves Nelson:   Tuesdays, at <J p. m.; Woclnos  nesdays,  at 5.40 P. m.;   Thursdays at _ p. m."  Saturday,., at 5.-0 p. m. Connecting on Saturdays  and Wednesdays with Nelson & Fort Sheppard  -Ry"for"I-asloand-Lakepointsr���������:���������"���������_��������� ' ������������������  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8 a. m.,  Tuesdays at 3 a. in., Thursdays at 8 a. in., Fridays  at 3 a.m. Connecting on Tuesdays and . Friday,  with Nelson &Fort Sheppard Ry. for Spokane.  The Company reserves thc right to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  For full   information  ils to tickets", rates etc.  apply at tlie Company's olllccs, Nelson^ B. C.  T. Allan,  Secretary.  J. "W. Troup,  Manager  *P**  To  "%%  THE SHORT  .  - FAST -  -_    SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle,, Victoria/  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points^ St  Paul Chicago and  Points Beyond .--.--'  Modern l_qiii������i)icii..   ICock-IiailasI l.ou<l������>c(l.  Atl.sictive lours via lliih.tli ami dm Circnt  '   Iiii'ics 'J- OMinecfioii Midi exclusively,  passetige. bout** ol'Xortiiei'ii S.S. Co.  Direct.Coiii.ex.'1-Oii via >'e!son __   Fort  Slicp-  parrt Hallway, at SpoKane ; and via  ���������. A K. S. X. t:. at ISoiiner's  Ferry.  For maps, tickets," and complete information  call on Agents ���������. *i' K. S, Sav. Co., _i. A F. S.  Ky., or  ���������. ������;. Dixon, ('en. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  F.  I.   Wliitiiey,  ������'. I'. A T. A., St.  1'aul SI in  F. T. Abbott, Tiavling Freight A Passenger  Agent, Spokane, Wash.  W.  A. JOWETT  MINING  &  REAL  ESTATE  BROKER  I.\.Sl"KA.\CE and - - -    .   '  COM.niSSIO.VAt.EXT.  NELSON,  B. C- THE-MINER,- NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22  1894.  Wxt . Jttiner.  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 live cents..  CONTRACT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted  at the rale of $3 per column inch, "per  month.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /j cents per nonpareil line  first insertion 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.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  at the shortest notice.   ���������  Address  The Miner Printing & pubushingCo.  nelson.  b.c.  PEACE   ON  EARTH.  So sang the Angels nearly nineteen  hundred years ago and the Divine blessing has given its character to every  Christinas that has come with proverbial  punctuality ever since. In the outlying  frontiers of Britain's vast domains we,  who form the- advance guard of her  mighty l.m pi re, find ourselves far from  home and all the associations that  Christmas brings. But still the instinct  of the season is with us and, wherever  we may be, we make what shift we can to  have roast beef and plum pudding on  Christmas day. . We most cordially wish  that the Festive Season may come to all  our readers with unclouded happiness'  and that in the wilds of Selkirk's rugged  ranges they may find the means, without forgetting those far off homes, to  make themselves a Merry Christmas and  a Happy New Year.  SOME   SUGGESTIONS.  The codification of the- laws of- the  province will indeed be a god-send, but  'before that takes place we hope new  legislation will provide for such alterations (principally in the Land and Mining Laws) as experience may dictate.  We observe in the Dominion Regulation for Mineral Lands, 1894, one or  two points that are worthy of consideration. The following covers a condition  of things which frequently happens'in  mining camps where a dishonest man  will locate a claim two or three days  after the legitimate locator, but antedate his location notice and possibly obtain record of .his fraudulent claim be-  "foT-e^rKe'nghtf^^  places the latter in the awkward position  of having to prove a negative, viz.: that  the other inan did not stake before he  did, always a difficult matter.  In such cases the Dominion rule is,  "when it is proved that a claimant has,.  in bad faith, used the prior discovery of-  another and fraudulently affirms that  he made independent discovery and demarcation, he shall, apart from other  legal.consequences, have no claim, forfeit the deposi .<-ii_u.de with his application and shall be absolutely. debarred  from obtaining another mining location.  Another point, to which attention has  previously-been drawn in our columns,  is as follows: A locates a claim en 1st  January. 13 locates another claim  alongside A and overlapping A's claim,  on 1st January. A allows his claim to  ..lapse on the night of 81 st- December,  either- by non-performance and record  of-assessment work, by expiration of  Free Miner's Certificate or otherwise.  - Does the portion of B's claim which  overlapped A's then become a part of  B's claim ? or would C become the rightful owner of A's original claim, if he  located it afresh on 1st January before  B had taken any further step to secure  t he overlapping portion ?  When a man thinks there is a fraction  al piece between two or more claims he  puts up his stakes on what he supposes  is the vacant ground and then records  -in application for afullclaim, overlapping  ithe adjoining claims sometimes to half  -their width. The question that miners  would like answered is whether, when  ithese outside claims are surveyed, the  ���������locator of. the fraction is entitled to all  the land there may be left.  The Dominion rules lay down that a  prospector must find the boundaries of  previously located claims, "follow them  all round from one to another and avoia  encroachment either in search of or in  making out another location in the  vicinity for himself."  Whether the essence of. these rules  would not be a salutary provision in our  Mineral Act is a question for our Palres  Conscripti.   '  TOTALLY   UNRELIABLE.  We have no desire to mix ourselves up  in our contemporary's quarrels, and  heaven knows it has enough of them,  but in case a stray copy of this most  unreliable sheet should wander out of  West Kootenay, where its character is  well known, we think it well to point  out a serious inaccuracy in one of its  statements referring to what is known  as the Fitzstubbs Enquiry. It says,  " it was not shown that the money went  to pay for work on government account."  This statement is absolutely devoid of  truth. As a matter of fact it was' clearly  shown how the money was expended on  the grounds of the government buildings at Nelson and this evidence was  corroborated by the oath of one man  and by the affidavit of another to whom  the money was paid. We regret to say  that in our contemporary's comments on  the, finding in this enquiry there are  other assertions and deductions which  by.courtesy may. be called inaccuracies,  though they deserve another and a  shorter name. The word inaccuracy  may imply that the writer thought  that what he was'writing was the truth,  whereas as a mutter of fact in this case  the writer' wrote what he did, well knowing that the statements he made were  not true. It would be useless for us to  go further into the matter. We have  pointed'out- sufficient to show that no  reliance whatever can be placed on our  contemporary's statements.  SIR JOHN  THOMPSON.  The rumour .of the death of the Premier has unfortunately turned out to be  true. Sir John was at Windsor Castle  where he was attending a meeting of the  Privy Council, to which he had just been  appointed. He was struck down at the  very moment of reaping those high  honours and distinctions to which the  position.he had gained in the Dominion  entitled him.  Sib John was born at Halifax, N. S.,  on the 10th of November, 181-1. His  father was an Irishman from Water-  ford. He was called to the Bar in 1865  and made a Q. C. 1869. In 1878 having  entered politics he . became Attorney-  General of Nova Scotia and was afterwards Premier also of that province  until 1882, Avhen he was appointed to the  Bench. In Sept., 1SS5, he resigned and  became.Attorney-General and Minister  of Justice of the Dominion  of Canada.  He was knighted for his services as a  member of the Commission which arranged the Fishery Treaty at Washington in 1S8S. On the retirement of Sir  John Ah but, who succeeded Sib John  MacDonald, Sib John Thompson became Premier of Canada, which position  he has filled with ability and dignity.  The late Premier was a Roman Catholic,  which made, <hiiu ineligible to succeed  Sib John MacDonald and it was feared  that in consequence of his religion the  protestants of Ontario would object to  his elevation to the premiership after  Sir .'J. Abbots resignation.  -   WHY?  A neutral journal at Ottawa wants to  know why, if it is wrong to allow individual citizens to go abroad and purchase what they want where they can  get it cheapest and best, it is not!wrong  also for the government, which is only  the body of citizens incorporated, to pass  over Canadian manufactures and purchase the goods if. wants abroad. The  Dominion Government of course pays  no duty. It has recently been importing cement from Belgium. What is  sauce for the goose ought also to baste  the gander.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  It is the boast of the colonies that they  are showing the mother country how to  govern itself. Australia has "invented  the ballot and the Torrens Land System.  New Zealand is far ahead of- anywhere  else with Female Suffrage, Nationalization of Land and all the latest theories  brought into actual experiment. And  where does British Columbia come? Go  read the report of the commissioners  who have been enquiring into the condition of affairs at the New Westminster  Asylum. And after reading it with all  its details of horrors, try and think  whether you have been reading some  thing that happenedin abrandnew country at the end of the nineteenth century,  or whether it is not rather one of Harrison Ainsworth's tales of the old Tower  of London, or of the Bastile, or of any  other of the torture dungeons of the  middle ages. ,    _  Our contemporary remarks incidentally  that ''capital aud culture" are necessary to  run a newspaper or a bank. We should  be obliged if our contemporary would inform us which of the two it keeps in stock  in order that we may employ the other.  Our Rossland correspondent draws attention to the very serious hindrance which  the, Canadian Customs authorities are  placing on the business of the Trail Creek  camp. This is not a question of Free Trade  or Protection, customs regulations are  necessary iu either ease, but in looking at  this matter the public will only see iu it one  more proof of the uselessness and general  obstruction to trade of that system of  which the customs house officer is the outward.aud visible sign.  We are perfectly prepared to stand by  our assertion, which provoked the jeers of  our contemporary, that there are many  mines in .this country which would pay  with silver at 60. Aud we are equally certain  that there are none at present (silver) that  would work if the white metal fails to 50.  We hate to "crab" the country.' That is  so well done both by the New Denver  paper and our contemporary here that if  these two journals had any influence o'ut-  side the Kootenay, they would scare any  one from coming in. Unfortunately there  is no denying that a general feeling exists  that silver is going yet lower, and consequently there is an inclination among  mine owners to get out as much ore as  possible at present prices.  It is however cheering to reflect that  the bottom will not fall out of this  country even if silver does full to 50. The  discoveries of gold that have take, place  last season show us that we have two strings  to our bow, and as we wrote some months  ago, this couutry is so rich that when it  does not pay to dig out silver we can cross  the hill and dig out gold. Undoubedtly the  lowering of the price of silver directs public attention more closely to gold properties, among which Trail Creek and the  Nelson gold belt rank. high. Without  mentioning any names, we may say that-  one of the oldest properties in the latter  has attracted the attention of American  capital nnd if it, on investigation, comes  up to sample very large Svorks may be expected, to be.started within sight of Nelson.  We publish today news from Alaska and  also an account of the Coolgardie Field.  Our readers should bear iu mind the remarks ol' Our Own Correspondent a few  weeks ago upon the gold fields of Alaska.  THE DEATH OFTHE PREMIER.  As already known the unfortunate  gentleman died at Windsor Castle during luncheon after having been sworn  in a member of the Privy Councel.  Lord Aberdeen has entrusted Hon.  Mackenzie Bowell with the task of forming a new! Government: for Canada. Mr.  Bowell will consult his colleagues in the  late cabinet and report to His Excellency  inafewdays.-���������-^ __i___���������__.-. _��������� ���������  Requiem mass Avas held over the remains of Sir John Thompson in Windsor  Castle about midnight on Wednesday.  Next morning the body was taken, to  the Roman Catholic church of St. James,  in Spanish Place, where a memorial service will be held to-day.  The British Government has offered  to convey Sir John Thompson's body in  a. warship to* Halifax and Lady Thompson has accepted. There.-will therefore  be riostate funeral at, Ottawa: it will  take place at Halifax instead. Sir Charles  Tupper will accompany the remains to  Canada. . He is expected to sail on Saturday.  Before the funeral cortege left Windsor Castle Queen Victoria placed two  wreaths upon the coffin, one of lilies and  the other of laurel leaves, the latter-  bearing an autograph inscription "A  mark of sincere respect from Victoria."  By command of the Queen the procession was in the nature of a state ceremonial-.  The following cable from Quepii Victoria, was received by Lady -Thompson:  "It is impossible for" me to say how  deeply-grieved lam at the terrible oc-  cimuice which took place here to-day,  and how very truly I sympathize with  you in your deep affliction. " (Signed)  Victoria, R. I."  . Lady Thompson and her family are  left almost unprovided for. Sir John  was not a rich man. He had a small  estate near Halifax but it is mortgaged.  At the meeting of .the Cabinet on Saturday last the condition of Lady Thompson and family was considered and it  was decided that their circumstances  were such as to justify the colleagues of  the late premier in asking for a national  subscription to create a fund for the support of the widow and' her family, and  Mr. Bowell and Mr. Ives were appointed  a committee to carry the matter out.  The first step was to ask Mr. Foster to  act as treasurer until the subscribers  could "appoint trustees to invest and  manage the fund. The form of subscriptions should be such that amounts subscribed would be payable al'theBank of  Montreal or any of its agencies to the  credit of the Hon. Geo. E. Foster. It is  not desired that large sums should be  contributed by individuals, but that the  XMAS CARDS    ���������  Toys of all kinds, Toilet Sets, Albums, Workboxes, Sleighs, Tobog  gans, &c.    Everything you want  for the Holidays at  *-**^V������V*'^'^^A*V,**''^i^*A**MV*  TURNER BROS.  THE USUAL LINE OF MUSIC, BOOKS and STATIONERY.  SHIP your RAW FURS,  Hides, Tallow, Pelts and Wool  Exporters ami  Iinport.:i> ol"  Fine  Northern  Furs  ���������TO���������  Jas. McMillan & Co.  Iiicurporntcrt.  !MAIN HOUSE: 200 to 212 First Ave- N���������  MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.  Proprietors of  Minneapolis  Sheepskin  Tannery.  ������'6o.Is lioiiglit right out; no commission; fair s.leeli.in; iniiuolialc rclu.-iis.   Mlii������i>iu_;  tags furnished upon request.   NO IHiTY oil any kocmIs wc IisumIIc.  .T2TWKITE  I-'OK  CIKCIX.lt   .UVIVCi   LITEST   NIKKEI'   FKICES.-__.  GO  funds should he generally subscribed by  the Canadian people. The public is asked to take the matter in hand at.once  so that everyone will have an opportunity of contributing his "mite."  It appeal's that it has been known for  some time that Sir John, suffered from  degeneration of' the heart and in September last after an examination by  several physicians he was advised to  retire.  XMAS.  O. listen good people!   The bells iu tbe  steeple  Are swinging and  ringing and  caroling.  ��������� now���������  'Tis "Hey for the evergreen,  ho for the  holly,  And hey nonny   no   for   the mistletoe  bough!"  The Yule-log  is   gleaming,   its. radiance  streaming,  . Upon the gay figures that flit to and fro,  Or twirl down the middle to flute and to1  *      fiddle  With ribbons a flutter and cheeks in a  While over   the wassail-bowl gallants a-  jostle,'  All jesting aud laughter,  a   rollicking  throng,.  Crowd clinking__th_eir_glas_.e__.to.__driuk__to_  the lasses t  And welcome old Christmas with snatches  "' of song.  Then hey for the evergreen, ho for tbe  holly! .     ;  " Keep holiday, sweathwarts, nor ever ask  ,   how, ,     .  When Love goes before us tu  lead oiF tbe  chorus       ' *-'*,_  With "Hey nouiiy no for the mistletoe  - bough ! "���������Life.  ' - * -  JOB-  PRINTING  ^AT  THE   MINER  ���������TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  Bank of Montreal  CAPIT-il (all pnlri up), $13,000,000  REST,       ..     . "   .       .     ,8,000,000  Sir DOiNTALD A. SMITH,  .President  Hon. GEO. A. DRQMMOND, Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON  .General Manager  Neslon Branch: If. W. Corner Bilker aad  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England), New York anil  Chicago and in, tlie principal cities in Canada.  Buy   and sell   Sterling  Exchange   and  Cable  Transfers.  Grant commcrical and traveller's credits, av  able in any part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS SANK BRANCH  llsilc 01 interesl at present 3i per con..  BANK OF  -THE NEW, FAST-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be������CHAKTERED by "day or week  on reasonable terms.. Oiders sent through  the pursers of the steamboats Nelson or  Aiusworth, with whom arrangements can  be made, or by mail or telegraph to C. "W.  Busk, Balfour, will receive prompt  attention. : (19)  - _____ -      -  MEDICAL.  (Incorporated by.Roya  Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), .t������(H������,(Ml������    .      StVJ','0,00  (Witli power to   Ilcrt'.-lbC.  KtMEKVK FUMI,  ������ W>0'    .    .     "-|,_������5,3M  0  *N*B*LSO"N*  *B*R,_5_isrc_a:.  Corner of Baker and Slimley strsetfl  te_s_A._Nrc___:___s =  UAXA'^:-X*icl0'*i'"'>  Vancouver, New  Westnii"  Sl0l\ Nanaimo and l.ainloop.s.     /  United STA-J'ts-SJuii Francisco, Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle.      ,  HEAL) OFFICE: UO Lombard street, LONDON  England.  -AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank  of  Commerce  and  branches; -Merchants' Dank of Canada and  branches; imperial Dank of Canada and branches; Molson's Dank and brunches; Dank  Nova Scotia  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New YorK; .,  Dank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  S  AV1NGS   DEPARTMENT- "'  Dkposits received at ������1'and upwards,' and,  interest, allowed (present rate) at 3' per cent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 1", 1893. Agent.  T^    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc. ;  Coroner, for Vest Kootenay,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street.  Nelson, B.C.  Calls at office promptly attended to day and night.  MIM.Nfi.  T*>     C CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States  METALLURGIST. ASSAYER.  AXD __ININU ENGINEER  Properties reported on.    All assays,' undertaken.  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  - and erected. Treatment- for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box _., Vancouver. B. (J, ^mMim,-N]E^QN,  B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22 1894.  k      .,   PARLIAMENT. ,  Vicoria, EiJ'C:, Mbndayi'10th.-^Mechanics Lien Bill reported complete with  amendments. ;     -..-  i..--".i. - ���������..' --..i.-,.:.. .-,  Tuesday llth.���������Petitions in shoals to  stop everything in B. 0.>-on:'Sundiiy  (variously called Lord's Day, Sabbath,  Day ot Rest.)  MINING BUREAU.  Hon; Col. Baker moved the second  reading erf the ruin hug bureau bill,' which  practically having been discussed already in the House in connection with  the resolution oh' the subject, he though  no lengthy explanation now necessary  By 1.the- amalgamation- of. the -analyst's,  staff with that ofthe proposed bureau  the necessity for any. considerable expense in connection; with the staff will  be avoided, the only appointments-necessary being of'a clerk, or similar- minor  official,, and perhaps someone to- visit  the.niining'districts fo gather statistics..  He thought the sum mentioned the  other-day'as-the initial expense may  even be reduced, as there is a building-  now which may handily be converted  for.the use!of the bureau.  ��������� '������������������ ���������   ;  4'Mr." Serrilin thought that all that is  proposed to be obtained by this bill can  be secured without its -introduction: at  all, and he would ' oppose the second  reading as he felt the interests of the  country would be: better served by defeating than by supporting the measure.  Though-it-is proposed to .'-start in a  sirnplernahnerne thought that in this  as in other cases.the new department  would1 branch out into a very expensive  institution. " "      !     .'-'.   "-��������� .    f :  Hon. Col.' -Baker in - explanation said  -Here is ho "reason to suppose that the  expense of the bureau will annually, in-,  crease as suggested, unless there is such  a marked development of the mining  industry as to call for an extension of  the operations'ofthe bureau, which state  of affairs .would, of course be something  for congratulation.  Bill read a second time on division.  \ \;      j  KOOTENAY TRAMWAYS,:  *Tne' House, went info' comrrii't'tee on  the bill respecting the incorporation of  tramway and other companies in Kootenay (Mr. Kellie), with Mr. Rithet in the  chair.'. An 'amendment striking out the  clause 'restrict ing the application of the  bill to West Kootenay was declared carried on division of 12 to 10, after considerable discussion u i. f;:. '���������.-,.���������!  ,Hon. Mr. Davie, some time afterwards,  in consequence of this action of the  committee suggested that the bill had  better be laid overfor further consideration,, .as he . thought it would in the  public-interest practically have to be'recast. He did 'not consider it advisable  that an act of this sort, giving authority  for. the construction pf( enterprises such,  as tramways.without application.to the  legislature or other similar authority,  should have general application, such as  would permit of the paralleling of existing lines and the destruction of-vested  rights already gran ted-by the legislature  to companies which have risked a great  deal of capital on, the strength of the  security which they felt the wise consideration of the legislature would give  them. He felt satified that the House  when it comes to consider the effect of  making the scope so general will be inclined to limit.it. Heitherefore endorsed  -the^suggestion^-which���������had-Jbeen-inade-  fchat the committee rise and report progress, so that the bill might be carefully  amended. : ���������'     i:v'' "'  Mr. Kellie,said his sole wish is to. ap  other experts testified, /that half an.'bor.r  before sunrise it-isisis dai&'asat'any-tiine-'of  night. From that time until sunrise  light.comes so slowly .thatv<the point of  half-light is* reached only seven minutes  before sunrise. Durjng. the last, seven  minutes before sunup light comes very  rapidly, until the full day breaks. Tho  plaiutiff'slaWyer claimed' therefore, that at  the time of the accident, twenty-four minutes before sunrise, it was pitch dark. The  ���������jury rendered a verdict of 825,000 iu her  favor.  ..   CHURCH.NOTICES.  Roman Catholic) Chapel. Mass every  othei\Sundfty- at 10.30 a.m., commencing  tomorrow 23rd.  .Church op England. Sunday 23rd, services in the Mission Room at 11 a. m. and  7.30 p. m. Holy Communion after morning service.. Anthem, evening service,  "Nazareth." Christmas Day, choral mora-  ingservice at 11; Holy Communion 9 a. m.  and after morning service.  . Presbyterian Church. ! Service tomorrow at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p..; m., in the  -Church at-the corner of Victoria and; Mills  street. Sunday School (union) 2.30 p. m.  Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening 7.30  p. m.  Methodist Church. Geo. H. Morden,  Pastor. Services Sunday, Dec. 23rd, morning and evening in Hume's .Hall. Subject,  ���������11a, m.: "A Strong Combination." Subject 7.30:" "Lessons from the Life of Sir  John S. D. Thompson, late Premier of the  Dominion, of.Canada." Prayer meetiug  Friday-evening-at 8 o'clock. Everybody  welcome at these services.  CITY  OF   KASLO.  ting tranrways whifch'appears  to be absolutely necessary.. He had no  objection.to ,the insertion of a clause for  the protection of vested interests.  ''The committee rose and reported progress. ���������',   ''���������' '���������������������������-���������  . 'HARBISON HOT, SPRINGS.  The . bill', to exclude Harrison Hot  Spring'spio'perty from municipality of  Kent (Mr. iEberts) < was read a* second  time. 0  Homestead Act read second time.,  Wednesday, 12th.��������� Speaker adjourned-House at 2 p; rn. to 5 p. m. Cotton  moved a formal motion and Turner laid  estimates on Table. Premier' and Semlin (opposition leader) then made graceful aud touching reference to death of  Sir John Thompson and out of respect  to _hat gentleman adjourned until MonJ  day. ��������� 'L" -- '���������     '---''-������������������ -y -   ;  r,.The,estimates for. 1895-6. wer.e laid on  the Table on. the 12th: The expenditure  is estimated at $1,312,777 against $1,237,-  648 last year and the revenue is,put  down, at $1,035,989.. The: appropriations  for Roads and Bridges in.the Kootenays  are as follows; East;'Kootenay $11,000  West Kootenay, North $12,C'A, South  $8,000. - .  ' -  BETWEEN NiGHT AND DAY. n  ...!., ,   .-      I.   v.   ������������������      .-...���������:   "4.      .    - -     -    "   ' _ -���������     '  -The exact time at'which darkness gives  place to dawn���������the dividing time betweeu  day and night���������was legally determined, and  a verdict of 825,000 given on the decision,  in the Court of Commons Pleas in Philadelphia recently. A,young woman was  knocked down by a locomotive on the  Reading road while she was walking, over  a crossing at Norrisfown at 6:30 o'clock in  the morning of February M, 1S93. The  engine did not display a light,, nor did it  signal with whistle or bell. The company  claimed that it was Dot negligent, because  at that hour dawn .was. breaking and no  light was needed, and the entire case rested  on whether or not it was daylight when  the accident occurred.  The sun rose on the day of the accident  at 6.54 o'clock.   Several astronomers and  ,  . BY-LAW  No.   19.  "���������'A'By-law to regulate thc the-election of a  Mayor and Aldermsn for thc Corporation of the  City of Kaslo for the year 1895.  'Whereas it is expedient' to make provision for  the election of a Mayor' and Aldermen for the  Corporation of tlie City of Kaslo; therefore  The Municipal Council of the Corporation of  the City of Kaslo enacts and ordains as follows:  ' '1; The nomination of a Mayor' and "Aldermen'  for the Corporation of thc City of Kaslo shull take  place. on Monday, the fourteenth (l.t.h) day of  January, ,1895, at the Council Chamber in thc  City of Kaslo from 12 o'clock noon to 2 o'clock p.  m��������� and the polling, if any, shall be held at the  office of the Clerk of the Municipal Council in the  City of Kaslo, on the Thursday following, from  8 o'clock a. m. until 1 o'clock p. m.  . 2. The Returning Officer shall on the day of the  nomination, 'at 2 o^clock p. m. declare the names  of the persons who shall nave been legally nominated, and. shall - deliver to every, candidate, or  agent of a candidate, applying for the same, ."a  duly certified list of the names of the several  candidates'who shall have been nominated, and  shall in all things conduct the election in compliance with the provisions of thc "Municipal  Act, 1892," and amendments thereto.   .  3. In case of a poll being necessary every duly  qualified voter shall have a vote for Mayor and  also a vote for Aldermen.  i. A ballot box shall be provided for the votes  for Mayor and Aldermen.  5. At the close of thc polls the ballot box shaft  ;be immediately closed so as to prevent the insertion of any-additional votes, arid the Returning Ofiicer shall forthwith open the ballot box in  the presence of such of the candidates, or their  agents as may be present, and proceed to count  tlie votes given for each candidate and shall  forthwith declare to be elected the candidates to  whom a majority of votes has been given.  In either case when an equality of votes'is  found to exist between any of the candidates the  siiirl,.I{etiir.ning_.Orncer_shaH_ha.v.c_tho_castiiig.  vote.  6. W. H.-. Max well is hereby appointed Returning-Officer for the year 1895.  7. This By-law may be cited for all purposes as  the "City of Kaslo Municipal Election By-law,  1895."  Read ihe first, second and third times on thc  10th day of November, A. D. 1891.  Reconsidered and finally passed"thc Municipal  Council this 12th day of November, 1891.  W. H. MAXWELL    [l.s.]  C. M. C.  GEO. T. KANE,  Mayor.  NOTICE.  The above is a true copy of. a By-law passed by  the Municipal Council ofthe City of Kaslo on tho  12th day of November, A. 1). 1891, and all persons  hereby arc required to take notice that any one  desious of applying to have such By-law, or any  part thereof, quashed, must make Ins application  for that-purpose'to tho Supreme Court within  onc'mo'ntli next after the publication of this Bylaw in the British Columbia Gazette, or'he will be  too late to be heard in that'bchalf.     . ,  W. II. MAXWELLTi.  69 , C. M. C.  NOTICE.  "iTf OTICE-is herebysgiven that sixty days' from  J_N the date hereof I intend to apply for a  :Crown Grant to the '"Calcium" Mineral Claim,  j surveyed as Lot 721,' Group I, situated'in' Galena  ':Bay in the Ainsworth Mining- Division of West  ;Kootenay District.' This application will be  made under section 35 "Mineral Act, 1891."  Copies of thc field'notes and plat can be seen at  ���������the office of the Government Agent; Nelson."   ���������'  Nelson, B. C,   . ANDREW B. HENDRYX.  -   December20th, 1894.      22dec 70  NOTICE.  i '_' . .-  ������ -',    -    ,    . '   .        .     ,-*    v.-  NOTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, as  agent for Edward Mahon,  has-filed the  necessary papers and made application for' a  ! Crown Grant in favor of the Mineral Claim  I "Jessie," situated in the Nelson Mining Division  j.of West Kootenay. Adverse claimants, if any,  | must file their objections with me within 60 days  i from the date of this publication. .  ! N. FITZSTUBBS.  Nelson, B.C.   '; Gov't Agent.  I       10th December, 1891. 07  UPTURE  J'ai-ncj- i;ioi-k, .\elK4iii, IE. ���������.  WEEKLY PRICES, F.O.B., COLVILLE.  Saturday, December 22nd, "1.804.  Hay,mixed, $0 to ?li.50. Per ton  Hay, .timothy, ������7 to $7.50 ! .   "  Oats. 70 cts Per cwt  Potatoes. 15 cts       "  Turnips, 75 cts        "  Rutabaga, (io cts       "  Cabbage, ������1 ,         '  Carrots, 05 cts       '���������  Beets, 75 cts       "  Onions. SI       "  Chickens, ������2.50 Per doz  Hens, $i r   Ducks. ������0       "  Turkeys,'$12   Dressed Hogs, 5. cts Per lb  Dressed Beef 1 cts      "  (52) .HIM IS EIII-LIt'll, Malinger.  NOTICE.  NOTICE TS HEREBY*.GIVEN that Aakox  H. Kelly for himself and Airrnua H.  Buchanan, has filed the ��������� necessary papers arid  made application for a Crown Grant in- favour of  thc Mineral Claim ''Stahmght," situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must forward their  objections to mc within sixtv days from the date  of this publication.  Nelson, B. C��������� N. FITZSTUBBS,  October 24ih, 1894, Government Agent.  (41) 27 oct.  FOR A FIRST-CLASS  SHAVE s HAIR-CUT  Goto A. McK. LEITCH,  NEELAND BLOCK, - NELSON, B. C.  49 '  MM.  HEAD OFFICE AND. WHARF : ,  VA-JSTCOUVER,    33.    O.  VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO.-S.S. "Cuteh"  leaves C P. R. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p. m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11a.m.  NANAIMO TO VANCOUVER.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver ami Northern Settlements.  ���������      ' v  S.S. Comox leaves'U. S.S. Wharf every Monday  at 11a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all way  ports, returning Wednesday, and on Thursday at  11 a.m. for all points as far as Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until  9 a.m. -.,.".,, .  o _|001>1Villi* FEKttV.  ��������� Leave Moodyviller-7, 9, 11:45 a. m.,. 2:30,. 4:30  p.m.' ;',.      ���������  Leave Vancouver���������8, 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.'. ....,-.  ������ eST Steamers and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on' Co.'s Wharf. ���������   1__ iw.-F._TOI������FI.\'������,*- Manager.  Telephone 94. ..   .   ".   P. 6. Box 771  "TOWN OF WATSON."  THE Crown Grant for this property having  issued, thc undersigned, on behalf of owners,  is now prepared to issue rcgisterablc conveyances,  to parties holding agreements for purchase-'-!  lots, provided that all payments due on account  of purchase price are made.   : i  All agreements on .which' payments arc still  due after sixty days from the date of this notice  will be declared null arid void' arid will not entitle the holder to any consideration:    '.."���������--  Kaslo, B.C.,   '     JOHN I,. RETALLACK,  Oct. 22nd, 1894.      (45) 27 oct.      For owners.  Of  ia  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS-  From 1st, January and till further  notice the,; rate of interest allowed on  Savings. Bank deposits by, this Bank will  be three per cent. (3%)'per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  . :  ... Manager.  Bank of British Columbia,  Nelson,. 28th November, 1894.   ,   57  BANK of MONTREAL  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  More CUBES  have _een effected by my  Trusses, ���������with  perfect ease to wearer, than by all other  devices combined. They retain largest \  Rupture under severest strain. A sys  tern of flttinghasbeen perfected the  last 28 years, fully equal to personal  e_m.__iaation' by mail.   27 patents  _SS^__SS.P.EFORM ITY.  tHARlES CiiTTHE.'  134 King- StW.. Toronto,  NOTICE TO  DEPOSITORS.  From 1st January, 1895, until further  notice the rate of Interest allowed on  Savings Bank Deposits by this Bank  will be threeper cent. (3%) per annum.  A.H. BUCHANAN,.  59 Manager.  CUSTOMS  BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE -   .  ttl.N-_R   bJ^FVCE.  J '<���������  For Patent Medicines  gists  *  *  %  We have but one' price for all and that  is marked in plain figures.  NELSON DRUG STORE  COR. WARD AND BAKER STREETS  3sr___x.so__^r. _3. c. 5s  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General pounders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of. Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a   Specialty.  o      SOIK maxufActiikkks of the  Kendall Band Mill, B. G. SMngle Machines,  Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe ,and Fittings, Brass  o    Goods,   Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves', Rubber and Leather Belting. Oils,  and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR llOTES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANE!  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  NEW SUITINGS.  NEW TKOUSERING-S.  Fred.������ J.  Squire,  the Nelson Tailor, has just  receivecl"a "large "consi^li^hT~of__    ^  Call and inspect the: new   Patterns  and Styles.  f:i-        '1  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  .���������,.*.       ������������=>STILL TO THE FRONT!  BAKER STREET, ������������������    "- '   _  nelson/bo.     $^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 refresh  ment 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, Toba'ccq, ,Etc. .  H ;.*?  'S  '.t_^*^_kU_-������   '  ) Vl    "J    "!  AGENTS FOR  Hiram-Walker & Son's     - Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.      Fort Garry Flour Mills  Distillers - ' Milwaukee, U. S. Manitoba  P. O. box 69. ... .Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  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 Tip  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission,

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