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The Miner Dec 15, 1894

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 a 1894  ���������cr 19  ���������Aj-s-  <_!  The Mines lu  Kootenay ai-c Among  tlie Richest in  America.  THE  INER  - - The Ores arc  -tl;;!i.������ra������lc In Gold,  Silver; Citnncr,  ami lejul.  Whole Number 226.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  December  15   1894.  Price Five Cents  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  PRICES  Dec. 10th.  Silver   01*'  Lead    3J2A  OF METALS.  11th. 12th  TM ������������������ G0.r           8.12*  13th.  (50.  3.12*  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Total shipments to date from June, 1891:  i TONS.  Nelson .'  512  Trail Creek (gold ore) 981  A insworth    70  Slocan via Kaslo  151  Sloean via Nakusp 1677  Total, 3.427  MINING  TRANSFERS.  KASLO.  -Skookum���������J.   Thompson to Jos.  R.  Nov. 27  HolHin ij $1  Nov. 28.���������U. S3.���������M. Mack to James Shields . 81.  Nov. 28.���������Trade Dollar���������M. Mack to James  Shields ���������} ?1.  Nov. 2..���������R. P. Briggs trades 4 in Homestetch  and $1. for .V in Granite JVIouiitiaii (Magnus  Cheyne.),.  Nov. 2!).���������White Elephant and Richmond���������R.  E. Lemon to A. II. Buchanan . ������1.  Nov 29.���������Sunset and Vancouver���������R. E. Lemoii  to A. H. Buchanan .1 ������1.    -  Dec. 3.���������Combination���������D. M. Bongard to Jas.  McKeown iSoO.  NELSON.  Dec.   13.���������Poormnn���������C.  S.   Husscy  to  Hogan, equity of redemption, ���������} int. ������100.  between Trail Creek and Sheep Creek,  which must be crossed by any railroad  coining from the south into this camp.  At present it looks as if the end of the  line would be close to the Centre Star  Cabin on the bench about 50 feet above  the Rossland townsite. Work will be  commenced as early as possible as the  charter, expires 12th April next. This  company is seeking at the present session  of the legislature to take power to provide a telegraph for the convenience of  the public, to erect aiid operate boats,  wharves, &c, and to build their line as  a narrow guage road.  The Nickel Plate, which is one of the  richest in camp, has also been acquired  by B. C. Kingsbury for Mr. Haney and  partner and there has been greatactivity  in bonding all the minor claims which  adjoin this townsite in view of the increased value of real estate.  Mr. I. Newton Campbell has bought  from George Dozois a three-quarter  interest in tlie Northern Belle, which is  also a very likely looking claim, averaging some $18 in gold. The consideration  paid was $600.  Albert  NEW LOCATIONS.  KASLO.  Nov. 28.���������Placer location, Chile Lung.  "    28.���������      " " Oooe Hung.  "    28.-      " " Hen Who  "    28.-      " " Chue Ly.  "    29.���������      " " Ah Sing.  "    29.���������      " " Ah Sow.  "    29.���������American, Luke Sweelzer. ' ���������  "    30.���������Echo, J. 11. Adams.  "    30.���������Nugget, D. McMillan.  Nov. 20.���������Quartz location���������Littic.Granite, Dune  is a  will  well  ���������Graham.  NELSON.  '  Dec. 10.���������Snowstorm, b*. *W. H.-Fisher, one mile  N of Kootenay Kailwuy Bridge.  Dec. 12.���������Manitoba, Morning Mt. N. extension  of Athabasca.  John   M.  Keefer,  from   Nelson*  welcome settler in  this town.   He  erect a store and go into business.  The growth of this little town is  measured by the number of Dominion  voters here. A list of some forty names  has been sent in to Mr. Justice Walkem.  We have received official notice that  a post office will be established here at  once, and as the lllecillewaet will now  make daily runs to Waneta we will be  able to get a reply from Nelson in a week  instead of a fortnight as heretofore.  Messrs. Cabana and St. Onge have  bonded the Monte Christo aud Enterprise to Mr. Walters of Hnckleberry  Mountain fame.  "Rossland, trail creek.  (From our  own  correspondent.)  It is ancient history now that the War  Eagle group of claims, consisting pf the  War Eagle, Iron Mask and Virginia,  have changed hands and are now in  possession of Messrs. Patsy Clark, Austin Corbin, J. C. Wakefield, B. C. Kingsbury, E. J. Roberts, J. A. Finch and the  Campbell Bros. The price paid was  $23,000 and $8,500 has been spent in development.  The upraise in the new tunnel has  struck daylight in, the shaft sunk to  meet it. All the workings are in ore  and mining on a large scale is provided  for. The present output will be only 50  tons a day,'which can be extended to  100 and 200 tons as.soon as the freighting  of such a quantity can be provided for.  Therein is the difficulty, for while the  __winter_.time-is-the-season--_vvhen^freight--  ing along easy show roads" reduces the  cost to a minimum, it is just then that  the C. & K. Steam Navigation Company  take off their large boats and play at  doing business with a toy steamer of.the  enormous carrying power of 35 tons! It  has lately been very confidently pVt forward by those interested in the new road  to Northport that all the ore from this  camp must go out by that route because  of the reduced rate for which it could be  carried, but experience shows that tlie  reverse is the case and that the route  via Trail-landing holds it, own to the  amount of 50 cents per ton saving. Tlie  United-.States Smelters all accept delivery f. o. b., either at Trail or at North-  port, and it is much to be desired that  this traffic should remain on the British  side and that the C. & K. Company  should wake, to the fact- that they arc  missing business. It would be unfair to  the American .capitalists who have invested here and to the interests of the  district and province to .prevent- the  shipment over the Northport road of the  surplus output from the mines which  the C. & K. are unable or unwilling to  handle, while the bona fides of the mine  owners is proved by their readiness "to  use the Trail route to its fullest capacity  and only to resort to the North port road  route, and suffer a loss of 50 cts. per ton;  for the balance of their output which  must necessarily go out some other way.  This last named road has not, however,  yet been opened for traffic by the assent  of the customs officers, but it is not  probable,,.hey will obstruct business by  refusing to sanction export along that  route and to make the necessary promises for its proper supervision.  Of course the time will soon arrive  when a railroad will disestablish arid  supersede the road traffic. ������������������ The Red  Mountain Railroad, for which a charter  was obtained by Messrs.' C. T. Dupont,  F. B. Pembertou and D. C. Corbin in  1893, will connect at the international  boundary with a line for Northport and  will circulate round the bases of the  mountains in this camp, on which the  largest mines are situated. Messrs. E.  J. Roberts, J. Hislop and Tabor, the engineer and surveyors of the Spokane  Falls and Nortlisrn Co., are here now  with a strong party taking levels for the  terminal points virith regard- to the  height of the summit of the pass lying  .    MEW DENVER.  f From our own correspondent.)  Some weeks ago we mentioned that R.  T. Lowery would move his newspaper plant  from Nakusp.here.. Soihe delay has occurred, but he now expects to issue his first  number here next week.  V. 0. Rackliff, one of the owners of the  Kalispell, was in town for a couple of days  on his way to Montana. He reports the  mine as looking in first rate condition aud  about seven tons of high grade ore, .assaying ab.ait 240 ozs. to the ton, sacked and  ready for shipment. The owners, who are  the locators, intend to work the mine themselves, and since the date of its location in  June have done considerable work in  building trails,- cabins,, orehouses aud a  stable, besides the work done on the ledge  itself. The Kalispell is one of the most  accessible mines in the whole district, being but half a mile from the lake, though  by trail about a mile, and ouly about 300  feet above the level of the lake.  The sleigh road camp has been broken  up as the road is now completed to the  Forks.  Harry Sberan has discovered a promising  looking ledge on the lake shore a quarter  of a mile south of Carpenter Creek, this  ground had already���������been located three  times, but the former owners had neglected  to do the necessary assessment work. It  was originally discovered* by Eli Carpenter in the toll of 1891, when he found  some of the richest float discovered in the  camp.  fhe offer of an English syndicate to give  $15,000,000 for this mine has been,  refused.  A vein of ore hits been struck'in the  Homestake mine on Adams Lake. Its  width and general characteristics are as  yet hardly known as a drive of seven  feet failed to pierce it. Men were at  once put on to endeavour to find its  dimensions. The tunnel, at the end of  which the ore was struck was in 170 feet.  Returned miuers from the Western Australia gold fields say Coojgardie, which is  400 miles east of Perth, is reached by mule  teams or camels. It contains 6000 people.  The water used for drinking and .cooking  purposes is distilled salt-water from salt  wells, and is sold for twenty-five cents a  gallon. Flour sells for $7.50 a bag, or ������15  per 100 pounds. Canned;'meat ia retailed  for 65 cents a pound. The surrounding  desert is rich in gold, but without water to  wash it out of the sand men are w< rking at a  great disadvantage. All that a man can do  is to pick small pieces of-gold out of the  earth. Hai occasionally finds pieces, of gold  the size of a pea, and once in a while small  nuggets of greater size. 'It is hard work  and does uot pay. A California dry washer  would be a Godsend to many a poor fellow  there.  Letters in Eastern papeis declare that  "there is a great golu excitement in the  Argentine Republic, and thousands of  prospectors are rushiog into the Chubut  Territory, where, in the opinion of an expert California!! miner who has explored  its mountains and valleys, are the richest  gold veins iu the world, aud more of the  yellow metal in sight than the capital and  deposits of the Bank of England could pay  for. The discoveries are in the foothills of  the Andes, near the source of the Rio Ne-  gro."  The Podrman mine is said to have the  finest all-round plant in the Coeur d'Alenes.  It employs about 200 men in all, and the  concentrator handles an average of 350  tons every 24 hours. A shaft has been  sunk 900 feet. It has great electric pumps  on the 600-foot level, und a large compressor, for working the,air drill. About  400 electrical horse power has been generated from1 water. ' The mine is worked in  stopes and the upper levels are filled with  the refuse of the new ��������� work below. The  Poonnan.ships from. 150������*_..t6.'. 1800 - tons- of  concentrates each month.  a partner wearing a similar variety to that  which they had drawn. There was rather  a lack of partners, but that ODly made the  results the more amusing. Messrs. Turner  and Webster favored the company with  several selections and towards -the close of  the evening refreshments made their appearance on the scene and played their  usually heavy part.  W. Banibury came back to Nelson  after a long trip, having travelled  through from Hope by the Hope Summit, Siinilkameen, Okanagan, Kettle  River and, Trail Creek and Waneta.  The journey was undertaken partly  with a view of getting to know the  country and partly, to prospect. Of  course the latter could only be superficially carried out and Mr. Banibury  brings back no bonanza iri his pocket.  He reports on the Simalkameen, or  rather on its upper branches, of which  the Tulameen is one, that the Chinese  are working and platinum is reported to  be plentiful. Of Boundary Creek the  traveller' speaks in high terms. He says  the camp is likely to out do Trail Creek���������  and that is saying something.  a bucket of water on  A terrific explosion  Four men were  score  of people  In the town of Forty Mile Creek, on the  Yukon river,. Alaska, the largest-in the  placer gold mining district* flour sells for  seventeen cents a pound, bacon brings  forty cents, beans are firm at twenty cents,  butter is strong at seventy-five cents and  dried fruit  pound.  is worth  twenty-five   cents   a  TUOUT LAKE.  A nugget  weighing  over  been  two ounces  found  near  and valued at $!i7 has  Trout Lake.  Fifteen different companies - are at  present woiking on the Lardeau with  satisfactory results.  . The Cariboo and Kootenay Mining Co.,  of which O. D. Hoar is manager, were  to start sluicing this past week.  LOCAL   NEWS.  We hear that there is a possibility of  the Comique at Kaslo being reopened.  "Jim" Anderson has freighted himself down to the coast for a month or so.   It is saidtha^ the C. P. R.  will take  over the Nakusp & Slocan "Railway today.   D. McGillivray is at Nakusp.  At the sitting of the Court of Revision  held this week the valuation of jS'elson lots  was reduced 25 per cent.  A. M. Johnson, our own and only Chief  'Justice, left for the coast via Bonner's  Ferry yesterday morning, to spend Christmas with his friends. . .........  The nett receipts of the Hospital' Ball,  were $100.50, which sum will be handed  over to the hospital. The expenses ofthe  ball amounted to a little over $30.  T. J  to the  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  Diptheria is prevalent in the Okanagan  country arid several deaths are reported.  At Vancouver a tax sale of real estate  by auction has been going on for a week  or more.  Richmond municipality can get no bidders at her tax sale and she will abandon  the attempt.  A pheasant flying across the Esquimalt  road, Victoria, came in contact with a  telephone wire. The bird dropped dead,  the broken wire made connection with the'  tramway trolley wire, and. the result was  that several coils at the central switchboard and some eight or nine telephones  were burned put.  It is said that a number of the lots sold  at Vancouver for taxes aud which fetched  only a few dollars, are the property of men  who are temporarily absent in England or  Australia arid, who have no intention whatever of letting their property go. They  have not, of course, had an opportunity of  seeing the notice of sale. ,  The Royal City planing mills are running  again three-quarter ;.ime - wi th ne w--han ds:  When the men struck they went to the  Hastings mill, owned by the same company, and asked the men to quit work  there. Everyone stopped and a meeting  was held. Many were for striking, but a  man of stronger mind than the rest remarked, "there's a kmg winter before us,  back I'm going to work. Let's go back*,"  and 100 men returned to work.  Constable Anderson recently had an unpleasant experience at Comox. He and  another constable procured a search warrant and went to look over a sloop in the  harbor suspected of having stolen goods.  Anderson went on board, leaving his companion in a canoe alongside. Going below  he found the stolen goods as described, and  _took:_the_manJn_charge���������Going_to_the-side-  he hailed the canoe; when by a sudden  move the prisoner tipped Anderson into  the water and cut the anchor rope. The  sail was hoisted, and while Anderson was  being hauled out the vessel sped away out  of sight. .At last accounts the constable is  on a fair load to recovery.  and the men threw  it to extinguish it.  took place   at   once  killed outright and   a  score  ot peop  more or less seriously wounded.    The  names of the killed are Norbert Martin,  Telesphore Seguin, Albert Barbeau and.  Honore Larouche.  The Montreal jury which has been investigating the fall of the street railway  bridge, by which three men lost their  lives, brought in a verdict. They, find  that Architect E. Hopkins, Engineer  Gravelle, of the Dominion Bridge Company, and Foreman McLaughlin, of the  same company, through their negligence,  responsible for the accident and the  deaths of the men. The three people  named will appear before the police  magistrate and be formally committed  for trial before the Court of Queen's  bench in January.  A copy of the report of Lord Jersey  to the British government.on the intercolonial conference at Ottawa is in possession of the government. A perusal  of it shows that no actual encouragement is given to any of the schemes propounded by the conference. The trade  resolution which called for ^liberty to  make preferential trade arrangements  among the colonies themselves in case  of the impractibility of preferential  treatment ot colonial products by Great  Britain is treated gingerly by Lord  Jersey, who declares the latter proposition ".inadrnissable" and one which the.  conference itself did not believe, would  be agreed to. In fact the resolution  itself yvas opposed by two of the colonies  represented. To those who have followed the question Lord Jersey's reports  consigns both the fast "service and the  Pacific cable to a distant and uncertain  future.  The stock of the Hall Mines Ltd., is  quoted at $3.75. There is a general meeting of this company in L������������doti on the  19th, and the report of the Board to be  made thereat is eagerly expected.  The prospects are that, the . recent  meeting of the. Qnesnelle Quartz Mining  Co., will lead to the working of the mine  on a large scale.- .There were about 250,  C. J shares represented at the meeting,  and the proposal, which was favorably  received, is to give a syndicate a little  more than a half interest in the Hixon  creek mine on condition that $100,COO  are spent in the property. The intention  is to work the ore oy the cyanide process,  tests having demonstrated that 95 percent of the gold can be saved by that  method. It is expected that arrangements will be concluded the coming winter and that the new company will be  organized and ready to begin operations  next summer.���������-World.  Owing to rich gold finds the town of  Leadville, in Colorado, is again alive.  People are pouring in by every train and  a return of the prosperity of ;80's is expected. Among the numerous new finds  is a ledge 20 feet wide of marvellous.iich-  ness, which has been uncovered in the  once deserted Ibex mine.   It is said that  Lendrum is taking a flying trip  East. Before his return, which  may be looked for towards the end of  next mouth, he hopes to visit-Montreal  and New York.  New towns naturally require paint, but  in attempting to lay on the rosy too thick  at.Three Forks, John Devlin '. undertook  more than he could carry. He was brougbt  down on Thursday by Constable Sandilauds  suffering from pink rhinoceruses with green  spots.  , The fame of Kootenay has spread. as  far as Duluth, where its advantages seem  to be coming to be recognized by the  right sort of.people. Senator Towns1,  Major Retallac and Mr. Forbes, a geologist, have been inspecting the .Slocan  and speak very highly of what they saw.  "Scottie" Sim ins has been drowned at  Hall's Landing. He took a small.boat,  apparently with the-intention of crossing the river, and after getting out into  the stream was seen to fall over the side  of the boat. Men at once started to the  rescue, but the unfortunate man never  came to the.surface again. Simms.was  well known here in Nelson, and no man '  CANADIAN   NEWS.    "  '    ���������  Max O'Rel I is lecturing in the Eastern  cities. ���������  . A large number of poor people at Winnipeg will depend on public charity for support this winter. ;   .       ���������  At Hamilton two young men have absconded, taking with them the proceeds of  a charity entertainment amounting to ������750.  An English company has offered to supply Winnipeg with gas at a cheaper rale  than is now paid. .      .   , .  Mr. Peter McCarthy, Q. C, of Calgary,  j has" been suspended,-disqualified aud dis-  | robed by Judge Travis for dishonestv and  j unprofessional conduct.  ���������   The Good   Government   Association  at  Montreal is iustituting.au enquiry into the  working of municipal affairs in . that city.  | According to the Empire,  a  panic "among  j the city fathers has set in  in  consequence.  i ' Mr/L. t.. Larke yoes to Australia as a  special commissioner to encourage trade  between the Doihinion and the Australian  Colonics..  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  Count   Ferdinand   de   Lesseps,    the,.  builder of the Suez Canal, is dead.  : An expedition is being fitted out by the '  Seattle P. I., to go to the top of -Mt. Rainier  and find out what is the matter with it.  A story is being circulated in London  to the effect, that a plot has been discovered to steal the "infant son of the  Duke and Duchess of York.  A mixed Commission, composed of  delegates from all the signatories of t he  treaty of Berlin, is to visit Armenia and  enquire into the recent outrages. It is  not quite certain that the United States  will send a delegate.  Spain has got home rule troubles. A  political party is advising the auto-  uiony of Cuba, which is stoutly denied  by the Monarchists, who say that Spain  will spend her last dollar and shed her  last drop of blood rather than lose the  island.  ,  A curious mistake has -arisen in Chicago. Dr. Conan Doyle, the well known  author, ;s lecturing there. Conan is an  unusual name and the intelligent Chi-  cag.oan has .determj necLthni. it_i11 usst_be.a"._,  mi.-pi-inr, i'or Canon, a dignitary oi: tlm  church. The genial author of1'-The Adventures of Sherlock Hol.ines" is therefore constantly addressed as the Rev'd  Canon, or the Very Rev'd Dr., aud is frequently requested to "occupy" a pulpit.  A mysterious murder has' been committed in Kensington, a western suburb  of London. The body of a comely woman oii'-tho unfortunate class, about. 30  years of age, was found iu a frequented  thoroughfare,,Holland Villas road, Kensington, with her throat cut from ear  to ear. Some oi" the London newspapers  claimed that this murder seemed to be a  crime of the class committed by ''Jack  the Ripper." lt is announced.today that  a young man named Reginald Saunder-  son, son of Mr. Llewellyn Saunderson,"  a prominent gentleman of the county of  Dublin, has been arrested charged with  the crime. The. prisoner's uncle is the  famous Colonel Saunderson, M. P. for  North Armagh, and more generally  known as the leader of the Orangemen .  of the. North of Ireland. Reginald is '  also' related, through his mother, to  many titled families. One of-his aunts  is Lady Monck, and another is the wife  of the .Hon. GeorgeFitzclarence, grandson of William VI. . It is said that the  prisoner's mind is unbalanced.  A quantity of lumber from B. C. for  Montreal will be shipped round Gape Horn,  a journey of about 18,000 miles' occupying  four .months, to save the excessive rates  by rail.  Soldiers working on Citadel Hill, Quebec,  discovered some skeletons, which are sup-  probably knew more of the world than j posed to be the remains of General Mont  poor Scottie. He had worked in the  gold fields of. Australia, India' and the  Cape. At present there are said to be  several claims in the Lardeau registered  in his name.  gomery'a army, who. were , killed over 100 j  ; years ago. '"'���������"!  " Brantford Courier: "The boodle inves- \  \ tigation in Toronto seems to be stirring up \  \ some pretty- dirty . water. Nevertheless, j  i the proud fact still remains that the place j  * Civilization is not yet complete in Japan  and the mysteries of European garb-still  puzzle "many an almond eyed beauty. Not  long ago a great lady belonging to "one of  the noble families, that had only lately  adopted western customs and dress, sent to  Paris for a trousseau with which to make  her appearance" in the society of Tokyo.  It was just like a Japanese to request' that  the various articles of attire should be  packed in the order iu which they were to  be worn. The box arrived. To those of us  who have sisters the excitement of a box of  clothes from Paris is doubtless no new  thiutr and it was owing to the feverish  anxiety to see the new things that led the  eastern beauty to be somewhat careless in  opening the box.   It was opened  at the  having street cars on Sunday.  It is a little late in the season for butter . _._,_, __.____,__ ____���������__,_ ._,_.. ..__ _~   flies, but there is practically no limit to ; has not yet descended to' the iniquity of | bottom instead ofthe top, and donning the  woman s ingenuity/   There were butter-'-     --���������'������������������ -     ������ i ninHiPmn *h������ nr^r m  *_wi,   'iim- nana  flies of every variety and color at the  "Butterfly Social" held at the residence of  J. Fred Hume 'on Tuesday last. The  guests as they arrived had to draw a butterfly from a bag and then look, round for  clothes in the order in which they came  the fair lady   appeared at   an afternoon  A terrible explosion has occurred at j party!   arrayed outwardly-   iu those gar-  Hull, P. Q.     Some men working on a! riaents only known to the male eye from snn-  drain were attempting to thaw out a j dry pictures in the advertising pages of  box of dynamite.   The box caught fire '< ladies journals. the miner, nelson, b. c, Saturday, December 15 1894.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  The washing of dirty linen ' iri public  is generally supposed .to be a most, unwise proceeding. The process, however,  is being carried out with energy in Eastern Canada. It. is iinpossibje to take up  a pa per-from that part without seeiriga  huge heading "Boodle Inquiry." It is  hogoodany longer'pretendirig that virr  tne-and honesty, reign supreme over  municipal and other councils: in- Canada.  The only question is. how. far does tne  ijoiteness penetrate. . Whilst we- are  ���������about it it would be a good thing to find  out, and eradicate the plague spot root  and branch. If we have to expose-the  vice and corruption of.our public life-''to  the world,  let us in-doing,so make-it  Elain that the bulk of the people, are  . , onest and that they are determined to  put an end to the system of robbery-under which.they have so long suffered. '���������  It was given out recently"that the  United States had refused to arbitrate  - between China, and Jitpan because it was  contrary' to   their policy   to   run', atiy  ��������� chances of foreign entanglement.   And  ' yet we. find congress passing a resolution  'Condemning   the Turkish atrocities in  Armenia and directing that the reinoris-  - trances of the'government be forwarded  to the-Porte.- -Here is direct interference  in a very important- matter. Other  governments are doing the same'thing  and will back,up their, remonstrances,if  .they.are 'unheeded with a .military and  naval .'"demonstration.". If no: notice' is  taken.of that the demonstration will be-  . come a declaration of war and where  . will the UnitedStates.be. .then.'.-with "its  , remonstrances. ,   '..        ���������-.,���������   ,;    -..'<.,  Theinterest in the war in the East is  eclipsed by .--.the troubles in; Armenia,  which may lead to war in' which half  Europe would.bef engaged.-   Iri permit-  - ting these outrages onuts Christiansu'b-  -je.c|t.s,the.Sublime Ponte" has broken'' its I  obligations..imposed���������}by ..the treaty off  .Berlin, and it consequently''becomes the  .duty of the other European powers to.  .interfere and they should, be found all  ��������� .acting in concert., Butif the trouble is  likely to extend.to \������var, or if. any p'arti-  -ion'of Turkey^is proposed, there'will  not be quite so much .unanimity among  the nations. Hitherto it has been felt  that Turkey has got to go. - The soil of  Europe is.no place for its religion; or its  . customs; :both of which are uncongenial  to the-people' of the West. Noiw it.is  openly,..stated.."*. Events march quickly  in these modern.times and: very, soon  Turkey in Europe will.hVv,e:'no place on  the'maps:  ''" ',.'    . ' '    ,���������-",.--'.   ���������  The misery and poverty of a vast  number of the-inhabitants of' London  and other' parts-:of Great;Britain have  often been used by American writers as  a peg upon which to hang taunts arid  gibes. ,.Mr. John Burns, the great labour  organiser', who' probably. knows . more  abp.iiti.the conditjoh: ..of the; working  classes in England'than anyone else ,has  been visiting the slums, of New. York  and find's thein worse than any section  of London.   Whitechapel is clean and  "."savory, compared with it.' What !t'he  Americans have referred toas'f'the pari'  peri labor'" 'of'Great Britain fares s'uinptii-1  ously and lives cleanly when contrasted  , with the pauper labour of the swpa't  shops-! of New YorkV'e'ast 'side.',-'Yet  New York prides itself upon its riches;  its,.extent-, and. its,importance; arid Jte-  gai^sjL9.*'id.on,asisun'{^n the' depths '''of  e degradation;as,far as its working-popu'  l.atipn ?is concerned.  iJohn'-Burns -has  ���������-opened-the-eyes of-the-New-^orkers-to  the condition of the toiling poor,   but  1 they will not  thank" him for. the. unpleasant.picture he presents to them.   !i.  7"'"   'V        . .    '.'���������'' 1  '    -. nV- -    5 ���������'   ;>'i  1 ..-���������  .������  '���������The Colonist ls'attetflpting to lay down  the law'on'thematter' of; Free Trade and  Protection. The idea that its'statements  may beiques.ionedaever.seems-to eater the  gigantic head- of the pleading'journal;' and  it will do doubt deal severely with,, a oohv  Jiaralively young journal like ourselves' for  venturing to talr.'exception to its'remarks.  TbeTJolonist i.ays that:'';":-- -  '���������- '    *'���������; "'."  - -British free trade would throw the Canadian  market open to all the manufactured products of  other countries. It would -place the Canadian  rriariafacturer'in competition with the manufacturers of Great Britain, ofthe' United State's,  of Francc,: of Qermanjv'of Hclgium, niid'of every  other country in the world in which manufactured  ��������� good, arc' produced at tlie lowest" possible cost. -' ���������  ' __hd"' goes 'on'' to "say. that no politician  would ad*vpcat;e sucliV measure. "It i "may,  benghtas frtr'aspoliticiaiis a^e concerned,  but that is just what ibVOariaUian public,-  whose*, eyes are no longer blinded, want;  it is what we and other free trade journals  have urged oyer and .oyer /again, arid ,our  thanks are due to the Colonist for so clear;  ly exprepsiiig. the; Lbepeficial. results that  would arise.from the introduction: of Eree  Tirade. .What could po'sibly be better for  th^'pftn^ian"public] tUari'-to be*, able to  buy'what they require .where it is ''produced  at the lowest possible cost? " -  The Emperor of Germany is in the habit  of rushing off on unexpected journey's to  various 'fortresses,"'and'--also of sayiiig  strange things in unexpected speeches.  Whether-he-makes patriotic remarks about  Swords and^Fath'erlflndsV'or idiotic one:  'about having a rowing machine in his  De'd'room, he' generally* contrives to' say  something* that startles Europe when 'it  opens its daily paper next morning. It is  therefore little to be woiide.ed at that the  Speech from the Throne at the opening of  the Reichstag'was anticipated not without  anxiety. * The change of monarc'hs in ' Russia "and of chancellor's iri Germany, together with many minor matters in European matters/might"well lead to ."winged  words'" The world therefore, wbich'hnd  been boMing its breath, 'gave a kiudvof  sigh'half''of relief, half of astonishment,  when it found' that the speech contained  absolutely-1-nothing  but   a   Btnpgy. the  . n8uafifl8titu'des.;-   *���������'- '   '--: *  l___i____J  il'SSS.  A new Railway under Construction,  Buy hefore the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and  Seat  of Government of  West Kootenay.  1 * . ��������� * .  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON  Apply for Price. Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  Trejaine Steam Stmp M_I4_  THE LATEST   PRACTICAL   MINING  MACHINE  NOW PERFECTED-----  ���������������'������"������������������', ' , . ��������� t * *   *��������� . ...  (Iliiflicst 'Award al World's Fair Chicago.!  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of nutiiug  through Six-Tons per diem. The entire plant consists of Boiler. Steam Pump and  Copper Table's. - Weigh., 2,800-pounds: Itis biiilt in sections which can be: taken  apart; and easily transported by pack animals. These Mills can be erected and placed  in running-order .at.from $2,000 to $2,500, according to locality.   Full particulars from  M. S. DAVYS, Sole Agent,  /:'        "'������������������ 35T___I_,SO_Sr_   B.   O.  ii:;.'-   ;  Among 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 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*sim-  plicity and evident" practibility. Experienced mining engineers were astonished to  lfi'arn .that such a machine had been in successful operatiori for over two years_ in the  extreme north-western part, oi the United. States.: .   .- ������������������      -���������������������������   '.���������-    *���������'(9). ,:'.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, ns  _13i , Agent for Josepn 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 Kootenay. ..:  ' Adverse'Claimants lhiist forward their objections within 00 days from the date of this publication.     . ,        '%-.- ,          N. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson; B. C��������� .    ' Goy*t Agent.  3rd December, 189.. 8de'c63"  NOTICE.  "Xf OTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, as  _1_\ Agent for Joseph j\ioris and Joseph, Bourgeois, has filed the necessary- papers and made  application for a, Crown Grant, in favor ofthe  Mineral Claim "War Eagle," situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.  . Adverse claimants must forward' their objections within -0 days from the date, of- this publication.  --.".-. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Datsd Nelson, B. C,       *   ��������� ��������� "       Gov't Agent.  3rd December, IS!)..   . 8dec C_ .  NOTICE.  ^VF0TICE Ji* hcrcby-given-that John-Elliot,--as  J3i Agent for E; S; Topping and J. N. Rcyton,  ha.s filed the necessary papers and. made application for a Crown Grant in favor, of thc "Mountain View" Mineral Claim, situated in. the Trail  Creek Mining Division of VVest.Kootenay.,   '  Adverse claimants must forward their, objections within" 60 days from the date of this publication: ��������� -��������� ���������-������������������ -" "'��������� ��������� '- ' '  N.. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson, B. C. Gov't Agent.  3rd December, 1884,.       8dco 01 .  THE MINER C!m be obtained from  the following, agents:  Victoria, The Province Publishing Co.  Vancouver, The News Stand, Hotel-Vancouver,, , . . ������       . -   " .      r  Kaslo,' Mr. B. B. Atkins.  Mew' DenVer, Alessrs. Armit & Rashdall.  Nelson.' Turner' ''Bros.,'-'.'Gilbert-, Stanley  and the    - '!:V      :'   -f'   ������������������-'*'  MINER PEINTING & PUB. QO., Ltd.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  PuxTQN & Rodney  ..'.    '������������������WIIOLKSALKAND RE-AIL���������'     '    '* .  c������  (9  t)  Agents for the celebrated   (_,,   &   OOt  (Loewe & Co.) B. B. B., and other best'  English Briar Root Pipes.     .-   '  ARMIT & EASHDALL,  nr^Tvr-'  Mining Brokers.  Conveyancing, Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  NEW DENVER, B. C.  w. a. Jowpj  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  iXS'lJHAXt'i; and  COMMISSION ..������'KST.  v/PT^RJAp,  NELSON,   B.  C.  A large stock of " OWN MAKE " Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and all smoker's  requisites kept on hand.     ���������������������������      ;  ���������',;-.'>v*.s  COUXTKY   OltHKItS  fSl    1'OST   1'ltOWrTH  AIT1'*VIM"I������ TO.      ' L''";)'';<������������������'���������  *T*_a:__.  TRADE g3XJ*P"PLI*E3ID  NOTICE.  Xoticc of Application for" Certificate of Ini-  .:  i������r������veiiicnt lor the   *'('raiHl Ucw^' ������������������  Minciai Claim,  situated on   v .  i'oiul lUoiiutaiii. \  rpAKE NOTICE that I, Aaron H. Kelly, Free  JL - Miner's Certilicate No. 52,0.5, intend sixty  davs'frrim-the'date hereof to'apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a Certificate of (Improvement  for" the purpose of obtaining, a Crown Grant of  the above'claini.'      *���������- '    -  And further take r.'otibc that' adverse claims  must be sent to the "Alining Recorder and action  commenced before tlie issuance of such Certilicate'of Improvement. -   '���������     ' "'"     ���������    'r������    '���������'���������.'-���������  .' Dated 8th'0.t.'__9.. -     '   (47)'  Pro.yinpial Revenue TgLx.  .Mr. Chas. B. Sansom is authorized to  collect the above tax in my name tor;the  _rear 189^, in "the Town "o? Nelson. '��������� - .'. " . ���������  Nelson, B.C., W. J. GOEPEL,  ���������Nov';',9th, 1894   -,'53 ������������������     Collector.  Spokane  Fails &  Northern R'y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All placer claims in this District legally  held mav be laid over from the 15th October; 1894, to the 1st June,' 1895.- ���������'-���������     '��������� '  *'"' ' ^''riTZSTT^BBS.  Gold Commissioner.  Dated Nelson, B.C.     *''  '  "   '    ^:''*'"  41 ii October 1S91. *     (35)  All Rail to Mm, 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 leave Spokane. Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p. m., and ��������� making close connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay Lake  points.  '" 'Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage  on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays. .  IFIRE   INSURANCE    POLICY   ACT,  1893."  "^ OTICE is hereby given that His Honour the  -*-* Lieutenant-Governor in Council has further postponed-the commencement of "An Act  to secure'Unifo'.ii Conditions in Policies of Fire  insiiran'ce,--frpin-the-lst-day-of-Ai)ril,-1894,--until  the'lst flay' of April, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  ��������� ���������    -' ' ' ' 'Provincial'Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  - 29th March, 1894.*   "   ' (2)  A Time Check.dated 30th November, issued to  the undersigned by the Hall-Mines, Ltd. having  been lost, notice 'is hereby given, that payment  of thc same has been stopped.  *"-    .  '      W. BOGLE.  NOTICE.  *XT"0T1CB Is HKUEBV GIVEN that at the  __3| next session of the Legislature of the Province of'.British i Columbia'application \vill be  made on behalf.of the lied Mountain- Railway  Company for an Act aiithoriziiig.the Company (1)  to construct or acquire by ��������� purchase, lease or  otherwise any other line ��������� or lines, of telegraph ccnnectrug-^ith the line alon������ the. line of  the said, railvniy'������nd to undertake'the transmission of messagesiifor. the .public and collect  tolls for so doing and (2) also to construct or acquire by purchase, lease or otherwise maintain  and operate vessels,;wharves and- docks, and to  Carry DntlidbiisiHess of shipping-and warehousemen; Stc.f and' (Sytdurhend'the Act of* Incorporation so 'as to enable-tho Company-"to'construct  the^railway. as a narrow guage; railway. ���������   -.;    r -.  '���������' "= '.BPJQWELL&ilRYINQ,.-  Solicitors for the Red Mountain  Railway-Company.    ���������-���������  !i,"'(46),  Victoria B. C, 18th October.'1894.  ' .'  .   -v  ..-. -'..- -.. a   [��������� .>*.-��������������������������� '. ". i i-  ��������� !l  West Kootenay Electoral District.  A Court of Revision and Appeal under  "The Asse-SmeruVAot,' 1888," and" amendments will be held at the Court House,  Kelson,,on Tuesday-the llth "day of December, 1894,.at the'-hou'r.'of 10 in the fore'n'oon:  s._.... ..,.-   .,.. "^."plTZSTUBBS;' '���������' '������������������' '  Judge'of'thfe Ooiirt! of. Kevision  Nelson, B. CV '* :>find*ArlpRfiI::  ���������"> 'Novemlier 3rd, ISOi. *\ ";--*    '  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,' "-.  Prbrtf NELSON, ZASLO and all Kootenav  Points J  To the PAOiriO COAST and to the EAST.  TRAINS    TO   AXI������   FJMIM   M'I,80\    DAILY.  Direct Connection at Robson every  W������'������Iii������'Mlay jiiid Siindii.v Kvcnlng,  With Steamer for Wig-Warn J���������mding where connection is. made Willi Canadian Pacific East-  bound and Westbound through trains.  -  THKOUG-H 'I'ICKK'J'S ISSUKD. ;'  Baggage Chicckkd to Destination,  No Customs Difficulties.  Equipiiient Unsurpassed,' combining 'palatial  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day-Coaches, lourist Sleeping Cars and Eree' Colonist  Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time,etc, apply  to nearest agent. ' "  .1. lltMIMOV. Agent, Nelson, :  Or to <'i:0. Mel,. RKOIVV,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  OtlJMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAMrNAT  . (limited)-  TIME TABLE NO. 5.  CO.  In l*II'i:cl Wc������lm's������liiv, tii^iisl 'iiMIi, 181I4.  Ukvelstoke Route,   Steamer Lytton.  Connecting with Canadian Pacific Railway (Main  -    Line) for.points i'asb and AVest.  ���������>  Leaves lievclstokc on Tuesdays and .Fridays at  la.m. .. ,.-.������������������.-...,  Leaves Robson on AVcdnesdays and Saturdays at  (I p. in.    -  '" Kaslo Route, Steamer Nelson. ���������  ������  Leaves Nelson:   Tuesdays, at'i p.' in.; Wednes  ncsdays,- at 5.10 p..>m.:."Thursdays at _ p.-in."  Satiirdayo, at 5._0 p. in.. .Connecting on Saturdays  iiiid_.AVedricsdrtys_wit,li_Nelson '.&___.'ort_ Sheppard. -  Ry. for Kaslo and Lake points.'     '������������������'-      "  Leaves'Kaslo for Nelson,'Sundays at. 8 a. in.,  Tuesdays at '"a. m:. Thursdays atl8 a. in., Fridays  at 3 ;v m. Connecting on 'Tuesdays and Fridays  with Nelson &Forfc .Sbcppard. Uy. for Spokane. -f:  Boxnkk's Ferhy Route; Steamer Nelson.  <������.-'_-.: - ,-      " :...-;���������.  Connecting with Great Northern  Railway  fo.  ���������-'points East and AVest. . ...  Leaves Nelson Tuesdays and Fridays at 7 a. m.  Leaves Kaslo Tuesdays and Friday's at 3 a. m."  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Nelson and Kaslo at 2  a. in. on Wednesdays and Saturdays..   <i  The Company reserves thc right to*, change this  ���������" schedule at any time without notice.     ,.  For full   information -as' to tickets,'rates etc.  apply at tlie Company's oliiccs,' Nelson, B.<C-  T. Atxax, '  , i Secret  J. W. Troup,'     '  '--  ary.    ^                                   Manager  ���������* ' i. 1?.-,  mm THE SHORT  _^m_U_HRV.U  M           - FAST -  rrmiw  mi           SCENIC  u  Seattle, YictpriaL;  rr  Vdncouver & Euget  gound, and aillVMvr  TT fi'6 Gbast" EointsV'Sfc  Paul Ghicagp -ind  Points "Bey  50  .lloiteru S','iuii������nieiit.  llock'Halliis. Uoadbcd.  Attractive''itours via Miili'ith ;iiul t"ne Cfeat  '    Xrtlit'.s1 iii Wrtinccllon wMIi cxcliiAlVcly-"--  ���������  - ��������� imsscii-vc r Unix I x Vif SVortliern "..S.1 ���������6.J    .  I>lrt><-1 "CoMiiVclioii*'"via" Volsoii A   I'oi't  Slicp-  \   pard Kail'way, a* SiioJiaiic'; iiml'via ';  CT. ������fc K;'S. "X." ���������������; at Bojiucr's  Ferry,  For maps; tickets,' and complete information  calUon Agents ���������. A K. 'S' Sav.' C!p., Ji. A F. S.  K}., OC,   ;      s    -;,  1,  \\     \     -������;;i,       i.    '.     .-.   s. . .  -ft. G.IM.Y011, ������cii. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  F..-I.- Whitney.  ������. ���������?���������.'*, jT.-.A.'.'rSr. Pawl Mtn  F.JT. Abbott,'I'rav'-u* VrcfchtA Y&teWIJQSt  Agent. ^jpolainc,-Washf. .'    tk.--.'-     ,,*\''ir���������'T.  i !--���������.-��������� ���������    '.";"::*'. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. DECEMBER  15  [894.  illie JBftter  THE MINER  is printed on Saturdays and  ' will he mailed to any address Hi Canada or  the United Slates, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT AD VERTISEMENTSinserted  at the rale of $j per column inch, per  711011th.  TRANSIENT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of ij cents per nonpareil line  first insertion, and io cents per line for each  subsequent insertion. Advertisements running for shorter periods than three mouths  are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICA1IONS 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  .   TheMiner Printing & publishing Co.  NELSON,    B.C.  RAIL ROADS. AND DIRT ROADS.  The improvement of. ways and communications in this new country is a matter of  vital importance aud we. cordially endorse  the recommendations which must be pressed  upon the government by our representa  tives with that object. The extent to which  government aid should be sought should  be measured by the strictly utilitarian  maxim of "the greatest good to the greatest  number." We have no sympathy with any  bock handed schemes for the benefit of a  favored few. whether these be the fortunate  townsite proprietors in a favored locality  or the close corporation of a railroad seeking unusual preferenoes. But when���������as  in the cases of the roads from New Deuver  to Three Forks, and from Kusslaud at the  Trail Greek mines to. North port���������private'  enterprise has opened up the country by  tbe building' of good roads which are of  undoubted general value to the jpulbic, we  think -that such efforts should be recog-  aiized %��������� substantial ;asststance' either -id  the way of funds ia aid -������r by the taking  ���������over of the roads by the .'government for  Tepaire aud maintenance and for their  'exten-i-ioh wherever possible into such adjoining neighborhoods;fiS_nay deserve development on acoountieitherdf their numeral weuHth or of'their* facilities for farming  purposes. The "original sin" of self seeking mterest'which miiy have prompted the  project,' is atoned 'for by i_fcs- widespread  ���������advantages.  In the case of New Denver the government ihas in some imecsureiassisted the .'new  road, but the other new -road from the  TraiKCreek micos westward and southward  -:remaiDS--under-_'tbe-"Coiai^iaddw-bf-iri6hr  recognition, because, -we -understand, the  Dominion Customs .authorities are reluc-  rtant to establish a iPort of'JEntry. upon it,  .and argue that all "iaiports .must cona'o . in  try, is deserviug of every encouragement.  Without begging for a cenl. of government  money or an acre of government land Mr.  Corbin and his associates iu Victoria are actively'laying oiit a road which will run  close up to the Trail aud Sheep Creek  miiies and take the ore out of tlie biun.  They are alive to the fact that the camp  will yield 200 tous a day, and they are well  entitled to the traffic which they are the  first to handle. '  When Mr, Corbin first ran his narrow  guage from Mission to Wiirdnor, ia the  Ccfiiir d'r Alenes, Idaho, a baud of drunkeii  and.infuriated teamsters got together, nnd  torenp the line in revenge for their disestablished, occupation. Notliiag of the  kind will happen here. This is a free country ahd the teamsters whose living as such  will be token away on the advent of the  railroad, will require no protection, but  will promptly take up new lines of work.  There are, also, of course the heathen  and the Mohammedan sections. The  population as ii-whple is estimated to be  from 300,000 to 500;000.- ' Ih'1890 Uganda  wns lecognized by Germany ���������* as being  under ihe sphere of British influence.  In 1S92 distui bailees broke out -and'SlB  Gerald Portal was despatched to que!  tin-in. He patched up a peace by awarding to the Catholics,, Protestants and  Mahuininedans separateterritories.  icpoit, published last .spring, after  untimely-.dualli, is the cause of  government's recent action.'-   "  His  his  the  ���������through Waneta*, .though as a matter od':ta'ct  ithey.de not'ehter there, but are brought in  mow,;as they have 'been for the past two  years,:������Sohg the-Sheep. iCieek; route' _r'6_a  Kqrthpert.- The export "'of 'ore "over "that  route is mlso forbidden ;atipreseut, but ithat  may mot be altou*>tlber a {disadvantage if  ttie ifrei^kt late vialErail imaintain its present saviikg of 50 els. jier ton.'  " Thisi'nemr road froia Rossland has, however., ro_an_fest-advantages'^kich must not  be .overlooked; riinaiog a8'it''does wlest-  ward for ttlvree miles' to 'the Ipoin't at. which*  it crosses fifce old Dewdney Trail, it fortas  the ficst portion of a valuable road to: the  Main ''���������SKeej*' 'Creek; to 'Midway and io'  Kettle fiivei" and indeed right up , to Vec-  nbn1.-1 T-iere'iaTe''some oi_e'--thousand acres  of fine hay/find farming land near Maie  Sheep Creek which might provide the pro-)  d'tt'cfe"' required 'for' the" growing camp at!  JRbsslahd, instead* of buying from the Col  ���������ville Valley farmers, whilethe .extension of  this road westward would enable' the'*'rich  lands of Grand Prairie and Kettle .River to  market; their cattLi. 'and feed in British  C6_rimbiai<wholly instead of sending it all,  as at present, by way of Marcus, Wash.'1*'  As regards railro'a'dsl'we'��������� would' wi_h to  see the country reticulated with them,, but  not sooner than . the actual business in  sight 'wi-l'LjuTstify their construction as a  purely eorrimeicial undertaking, without  the sacrififfe^bf public' interests by the  cession of a whole principality or bv the  undue guarantee of bonds.  A road like the Eed Mountain. Eailroad,  which c_r_,_s:into the' co'iintry in advance  of all-others, and while. otcrt'Great Institu-  tioi. tlie 'C.T. E'i keeps' well' in the rear of  all enterprise for the benefit of ' the coun-  A USEFUL MEASURE.  We have received a copy of the Bureau  of Mines Bill. Its full title, designates its scope and usefulness. It is  "An Act for the promotion of the mining industry by the establishment of a  government Bureau of Mines." If properly and intelligently administered a  Bureau of Mines may hasten very  materially the (lays of prosperity to  which we are' all looking forward.  British Columbia suffers more than  enough from having a gentleman as  Agent-General who appears tb. earn his  salary, which is nothing a year. Other  parts of the British 'Dominions, send  their best and smartest men to London  to push their'interests and thus at every  opportunity the riches of West Australia, South Africa and other mining  regions'are duly proclaimed. But nobody ever hears of Mr. Beeton, the  A. G. for British Columbia,: or ,the province he represents. It will be the d'iity  of a Bureau of Mines to collect and  spread abroad reliable information as to  ���������our mines and thus put us partly, on a  ���������footing with our cousins.  The bill provides for the establishment of a --central' office for information  and instruction concerning-the mining;  industries" of B. C. It is to be under thej  control of the Minister of Mines and1  there, is a clanse' providing .for"'the' ap-.  pointment of a Deputy Minister to have  special charge of the Bureau. .We do  not like the title "deputy-minister," but  if we get-a good man to fill the place the  name'- does not matter. -"' Mine owner's  and others are required to give all information required of them to agents of  the Biweau, witless the giving of s~uch  information should''clash with 'their  interests. ThmBureau will give-instruction to [prospectors and others in such  subjects as may be useful to them and will  arrange. <examinations~for-assayei's^and  issue certificates to those who pass them.  Societies of Art and Science, shall have  the privilege of affiliating:-' with the  Bureau. TheiLieut.-Gdvernor in council will iix.the."fee's, for instruction and  also for .the assays which-'the-office will  undertake. (Government will provide a  site* if parliament will find the money to  build a, suitable house for the Bureau,  where a museum will be established,  data collected, and from which inforr  iiiation wiU'be scat'tei-ed, broadcast'.'^\y*e  hope that the bill will become Jaw. It is  not a policy aueasure and therefore the  gbveri__ne_.t" will be able- -to accept  amendments or' suggestions from the  opposition and all parties cau unite'in  perfecting it.  ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY. ���������  Wo are given to understand that certain negotiations are proceeding bo  tween the (J. P. R. and Nelson and Fort  Sheppard directors, relative to the junction of the two lines, which involves the  locality of the hitter's station. At present the continuation of the N. .& F. S.  line from Five Mile Point stops at the  eastern boundary of the city, at the spot  where Nelson, the Hume Addition and  Bogus Town meet. We have not been  favoured with any details of the discussion going on between the two railway  companies, nor are we prepared to go  into the question, at present, of the  rights of either. On behalf of the people  of Nelson we proclaim to all whom it  concerns, that the(requirements ofthe  town will hot be satisfied''until the terminus of the Spokane line is in a central  position, say near the government wharf,  arid t he district generally will be satisfied with nothing less than a junction  ofthe two railways. And these things  are wanted quickly.  l^A^^V^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^i^^^^^\<W*V''^^W^  Toys of all kinds, Toilet Sets, Albums, Workboxes, Sleighs, Tobog  gans, &c.    Everything you want  for the Holidays at  ^^^^^^r^^t'-^r^r^^A**'  <v*ws*vvwv  1  tORNER BROS.  THE USUAL LINE OF MUSIC, BOOKS and STATIONERY.  oi  A .NEW POSSESSION.  The British Government has practically' annexed Uganda. When the Conservativesi were in power the Liberals  stoutly objected to the extensibn"-bf  British control ov_r'that*kingdom.;u'Biit  .they fin d;nV������w' that' obligations'to' which  'the honour' and credit; of' Great" Britain  were pledged prevent the abandon men t  ot" Uganda and Lord Roseben^'s '&oVern-  roeiit has therefore "klecideti* to Yi.al_e-t._ie  kingdom a portion".of our African Empire.  V':Uganda is a vast tract of country situated to the west and north-west of Lake  Victoria Nyanza and is about COO miles  from the coast. Its area is about 90,000  square: miles. The natives oil 'fch'e country are'the Waganda,* a fine intelligent  race of men, under the rule of the notorious King Mwanga. An active missionary propaganda has been carried . on in  'that country of.late years,'arid Protes-i  tants "and -Catholics each claim about  3,000 adherents. Between these two  camps'there'is a bitter fibstrli.lTeelirjg.  BAD NEWS.   ..  A telegraphic rumour; passed from one  clerk to another, and addressed to* lio par-  ticular person, has reached town, containing the startling news of the death of Sir  John Thompson, .Prime ^Minister of .Canada. Up to yesterday ;afternoon no confirmation or denial of the event had been  received. We prefer, therefore,, to reserve  bur remarks on the subject until next week,  merely recording our 'sincere hope, in  which we feel'that all parties will join us,  that the report is not true. By the latest  information Sir John' was in England  with his'daughter, and had just received  the'honor of an invitation to dine with The  Queen;   '   ' '  ���������'  . The death of a prime minister naturally  excites curiosity as to his. successors and  gossip (Nelson gossip) points to .Sir  Charles Tupper as the only possible man  in the present ministry1 to take the post.  Jn any 'case the ;Pre__ier's: deatli:' would  liasten the elections' which must be held  shortly, and any. appointment in the meantime would be only temporary. A vacancy  would be created-in the cabinet and there  is_n7rreirs6n*why"it"should_ho."be_ filled by  a British'Columbian.  SHIP your RAW FURS,  ���������     ��������� '> ��������� ...     11     v  Hides, Tallow, Pelts and Wool  ���������TO-  l'.vi������oi-H'.rs ami  Importers of  Fine  Northern  Furs  Goods bought right out; no commission; fair.selection; immediate returns.   Shipping  tags furnished upon'request.   SO 1MJTV on any goods wc handle. -....."���������  JtS'HKITE  FOR.CIjttCIIIiAR  ftUVIXG   LATEST  MARKET  PRl���������KS.*_a_* otf  Jas. McMillan & Co.  .    , ��������� .(���������..:���������  Incorporated.  MAIN HOUSE: '200 to 212 First Ave- N.,  MINNEAPOLIS, MINN-  Proprietors of  Minneapolis  Sheepskin  Tannery.  THE BIG BEND MINING DEAL.  Through the instrumentality of-.'.Wm.  Ki-kub.and E. S. Wilson the Columbia  River Hydraulic claim, was sold and the  dPal'closed by a transfer of leases and  Bayment.of the money,  on 'the 1st of  (���������ecember,   at   the. expiration   of    the  option.  The property covered by this transaction comprised the Discovery claim of  Solomon. Iiolden' and-Charles Norleins  of about 66 acres including the right'-to  3U3J-infcl.es "of water, and 160 acres' adjoining and further-down tlfie creek, held  by Wm. Kirkup. The purchaser was  Mr. 'George J.' Atkins.' bl" Chicago, Ills.,  representing the American. .Development  Company. These parties were first seen  about three months ago at" Jiaslo, and  negotiations commenced. Messrs. Atkins  and Milligan and an expert accompanied  'Messrs. Kirkup and Wilson to Revelstoke,.and made a visit to the. property,.  Which is almost seventy miles north on  the Columbia giving it a'tho.ough ex-  iamination. They took ah option from  Mr."Kirkup���������who had taken,, the titles  from the other parties;in..interest in  order to facilitate transfers���������running 'to  the.lstof December, when the.deal..was  concluded by the execution--and-.delivery  of deeds, and payment of the amount-of  the'bdhd, 'which was.$7,500, .'of which  $4'500 was in cash.���������Mail.-i ���������     ���������,���������'.   - :-   '-.  T-H*p TIMBER OF THE NORTHWEST.  A. J.-'Jqhrisdtt, special "agent lof*the  United State's^'forestry "d'eparLinent, has  jiist returned from a'trip--through por-  tions'of Washington, Idaho,Oregon,'aiid  Vahcouver^rslahdV Since,'h'isla'sf visit  to - Seattle' he :h*as visited, the Cceu. d'-  Alene Region ������i'to search for'dlfMreht  species of the tamarack: l&bo'ilt "!'C_eur  d'Alene^akehe fo'utld lai-ix������������������' occidenlilii-  iii;;_.b"unda,nce: Considerable of ;i6' is -being ciit ���������fpr..lu������i.bei",and' shipped' 'to -Spokane,1 trees1 bein'g'from two' tb-'fohr -fe'.t  in diameter*andUif* great heighi, sbme'a's  rnuch as 250feet, and���������very'sti'aigrit'-'and  carrying the size well up. . . ���������������  ������������������; On jthe ������ast slope of the iQascades, between Roslyh'and th'esum'mit, he found  ���������i -���������--��������� i ���������-.*.:    ;- .*. :r.)'.*->-i :  another variety known as the yellow  tamarack, which is even ��������� larger and  seems to make a finer grained'lumber:  In this section he also found quite a lot  of white pine, very fine trees, two ;tp  three feet in diameter arid very tall.  There is also some noble fir, commonly  called larch, in that Section. -On 'the  summit is a magnificent forest of silver  fir, which is also ciit by lumberman and  marketed as larchi From this it will be  seen that-three varieties of timber are  being cut aud shipped as larch neither  one of'which is larch. The true larch  is the larix'occidentalis, commonly called tamarack, which is not found on \the-  west slope of the-Cascades, but is-quite  plentiful all-along the east slope.-   .  On the Yakima river Mr'-Johnson collected a larga number of sumac shrubs,  which he-found in greats abundance  there, and also some wild-clematis.- He  also collected a lot of seeds of the lonely  fir and secured 1,000 of the young trees,  200 young white pines and 500 tamaracks or larches. Some are to be planted  in his nursery for the government, and  the remainder are to be sent' -to- Golden  Gate park, San Francisco. Mr; Johnson  has within the last 18 years collected  and sent to be planted in-this park fully  10,C_0'trees arid shrubs, nativesv of this  .section. -   \ ...'������������������ ���������:.-'���������  Bank of  CAPITA! <ull paid up), $12,000,000  REST,   '   .      .'      .   '   .       -,000'000  -.-*. J\  'X EP*. '��������� ^ < i >!"��������������� ii. r'A*  a I v K_i "li ^_a<___c_>_Il_-l l.O  NOTION.  *Vf OTICE is hereby given that the under-nicn-  _13l-''tioned respective amounts,will bo.paid as  bounty for the head of every panther; w'olf or  coyote killed In a settled district of. the. province  on the -.l-tiricate of a Justice of the Peuce that  such animal was killed in a settlcinen.;'- aud thai,  the head was produced to and< destroyediby him,,  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'  Frovi ncial Secretary  Provincial Secretary's Ollice,  , (26) .      .';<,.   22nd August, 1804.  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND  OTHERS  -the new, fast-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can'be': CHARTERED by day*6r" week  ou reasonable terms.: Oiders sent through  the pursers of the .steamboats JSTelson or  Ainsworth, with whom arrangements cau  be made, or by mail or telegraph to ,C. W.  Busk," Balfour^ "will- receive prompt  attention.^" '   .- (JQ) ' '  3iKnic.ii..  Sir DQjntALD A. SiVtlTH President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,:....Vice President;  E. S.-CLOUSTOX.. !V. '..General.Manager  ;   _. -    ������������������'". "��������� .-���������"���������[}  Neslon Branch: N. W. Oomer Baker and  ::    '':   ' "Stanley Streets.       ���������        :;'  Branches in London (fengland), New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Oaiuida.  Buy   and  sell   Sterling  Exchange  and  Cable  Transfers. ' .'  , . '"  jGrantcommcrical and traveller's credits, ay.  able in any part of. the world;  "Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc*.  SAVINqS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3. per cent.  BANK OF  (Incorporated by Roya  Charter, i86s.)  ...  CAl'IT.tli (paid up), ������<iO<������,000    .      $'.>,9������0,00  (With power to  ncrcase. '*     '. - ' "'-  llFSeUTK FUM������, * ������������,000  "I    .       1.2M.33S  _Nf*]____.so*^r *B*R___.]srci3:.  Corner of,Baker and Stanley streets -  B"R_A!pr.QI_;E!S =  Canada���������Victoria, .Vancouver,.New Wcstrai,  steivXanaiinoaiid Kainloops.  United Statk's���������San Francisco, Portland, Tuco----  ' 'ilia, and Seattle.  HEAD ".OFFICE: 00 Lombard street; LONDON *.  '  Eii^land.' -      ���������     ���������.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS f*  CANADA���������Canadian Bank  of  Commerce  and  branches; Merchants'. Bank of Canada and  -  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and bran- -  ches; Molson's Bunk and branches; Bank ",  ������  Nova Scotia '  "-������������������  -'"  UNIT.ED- STATES���������A_"nt. Canadian Bank Qt/  , -.Commcrco, Nowyori.''     '���������''������������������ ";   '"-   .  Bank ojf Nova isnotIn  c<ui ���������  ^idei^Natlomi.^^-nfc, .  gAVLVGS  DEPARTMENT- - -      -  Deposits received at ������1 and unward������  GRANGE V. HOLT,' '  per annum.'  Nelson, July 17,1893.  -. and  J per cent.  Agent.  T"*1    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D..  ; ; - PHVSICIAN,   Etc.  Couon'er roR West Kootenay,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  '" ','' \Ye<& Bilker street,.'-'" "���������  ���������' 'N-lsonVBic.'"'  Calls at; office promptly attended today and night.  I    [K r-.i.C-i'.-i..--..     . i::'.;��������� ���������������������������'���������������������������!.���������'.'������������������-';-.:-:-5* .^  _7.j,.-hr..  g^ _C: CAMPBELJ.-JOHNSTON  ' \ ��������� (of Swansea, India, and 'the United Suites  METALLURGIST, A SSAYER,  '*- .       /  AND MINING KNGINEKR  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken.  i urnaces and concern rating pjahts plained  and erected. Treatment for ores given.' Ore.  ���������bought and sold.   Box _0,'yancouT������;. B. G, THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 15 [894.  I  PARLIAMENT.  Victoria Thursday Dec, 0..���������Resolution adopted praying Dominion government to legislate with view lo stop pauper immigration. Tough nut for D. G.,  to crack. Long debute on Kitchen's  motion for .elect committee to enquire  into Chilliwack ballot box irregularities.  Premier I bought no good could come of  resolution. If criminal act had" been  committed House-not place to go into  matter. Each political party accuses  ���������other of doing the deed, but neither can  point to criminal, Opposition attempted to make Attorney General take case  up. Rithct said il" hon. members of opposition knew as much as they pretend  to they.are to blame for not naming Culprit, Resolution lost by IS to 13. Kootenay tramways bill read second time  Premier favours bill, but will have  amendments to suggest  in  Committee.  Friday, 7t.h.���������Bureau of mines Bill  read a lirst time. Legal Professions Bill  reported. Mechanics Lien & Small  Debts in Committee.  A resolution h'������s been adopted on the  motion of'Mr. Adams, seconded by Mr.  Booth, asking the Lieut Governor to  move the Dominion government to  legislate in the direction of excluding  pauper immigrants.  Mr. Hume seconded by Mr. Kellie has  moved for a Return giving the location  extent and rental of all timber limits  and leases in Kootenay, .showing:  (a) Amount due and owing government foi rent on same, and timber dues  on timber cut together with the names  of the part ies so in debt.  (b) Nairn's of all parties who have  taken out hand loggers licenses in Kootenay under section 70of the "Land Act."  (c) A statement showing the names  of all  who are  liable  in   Kootenay, to  ��������� make returns under section 75 of the  "Land Act*' and the particulars of such  returns.  On motion of Mr. Hume it was also  resolved to ask the Lieut Governor to  ilay before ihe House a copy of Judg'i  -.Cre&se's report upon the charges laid  against Capt. Fitzstubbs. This was laid  on the Table the same day by Mr.  Davie.  * The report of Mr. Edward Mohun.  government engineer, on the Nakusp &  Slocan raihvay is included in the Public  "Works report. It is dated November 17.  He gives a description of the road, and  details as to the character of (he bed,  the curvature and grades, the trestle  work and other structures. He says:  "The road, when the details now being  attended to are completed, will, I believe, amply justify its construction. It  is, I imagine, one of the cheapest ever  ..built on this coast, though a great deal  of the work has been very heavy. It is,  of course, a mountain mineral road, on  which ahigh rate of speed is not essential.  Fortunately for the road, though unfortunately for the contractor, the unprecedented flood of last summer tested  and exposed all its weak points, with  the result, it is believed, that there is  but little, to dread from the effects of  future freshets. As you are aware, from  the desirability of pushing construction  last year, no bills of quantities could  be prepared on which to form any estimate of cost. I have, ^however, no doubt  whatever that its construction has cost  more than was anticipated. It is expected that the entire work will be com-  Flete.in every respect very shortly; and  purpose"to leavein a tew day.s~_or the  purpose of making a close and final examination of the road. I have obtained  the elevation - of the following points  -abo.ve sea level, which may prove of interest, viz: Upper Arrow lake, elevation  1.360 feet; Summit, Nakusp pass, 2,4-lG  feet; Slocan.lake, 1731 feet; Three Forks,  Carpenter's creek, 2,556 feet:  The following is the report of the . Royal  ���������Commission   on    the    charges    preferred  against Captain N. Fitzstubbs.  ' Nelson, Kootenay, "  10th September,o!89_.  To   His,, Honour the   Lieutenant-Governor   of  British Columbia:  ' Sir,���������In. pursuance of the Royal Corhmis-'  siou under the Gieat Seal, to me directed  on the 4th day of December, 189-f, to enquire iuto and report to the Lieutenant  Governor upon certain charges made by  Mr. John Sanderson, foreman on the Gov-  ernmenftrail betweeu Nakusp and Slo'cau,  against Capt. N. Fitzstubbs, of Nelson,*  Assistant Commissioner of '"Lands -' and  Works, and Stipendiary ��������� Magistrate"3" of  British Columbia,  aud more particularity  ��������� specified iu such Commission, I have the  .honour to report as follows:���������.  The Commission was opened before me  at the Court House, Nelson,'"on Saturday,  the 8th September; 1894, in the presence,  of the parties to the complaint,- who, together with the witnesses summoned on  the occasion, were duly examined under  oatlj in open Court, upon, all and singular  the matters and things in such' Commis-.  sion contained.  The evidence of Captain N. Fitzstubbs  was clear, open, and complete, leaving no  part of his actions and motives in the  premises unexplained. ;  The general evidence, however, occunng |  in  the midst of - a   busy assize,   was "too-1  lengthy to admit of" a. particular abstract j  for a report.   A careful persual of it, how- j  ever shews very clearly, as complaisant \  frankly admitted, that the first charge was j  made entirely, en revanche for the adverse j  official report upon the complainant's works, j  and consequent, suggestion of liability for |  some of the excess in expenditure contained in the second.   When that point was  disposed of, the interest in pressing the  first immediately weakened.  The investigation before me nevertheless  continued, and was thorough and complete  in every matter embraced in the Commission, to which I beg leave to refer.  From a consideration ot the whole case  I am of opinion and find that, while there  was irregularity in the mode of charging  llie amount, the work it represented was  honestly done and paid for on Government account and for Government work.  There, was consequently no culpability in  the oflicei' impugued, but an error of judgment, from which, in my opinion, he should  bo exonerated.  All of which is respectfully submitted by  Your obedient servant,  Henuy P. PeLTjEW CllEASE,  Commissioner.  International Commission Go.  Carney Kloclk, Nelson, It. C.  WEEKLY PRICES, F.O.B., COLVILLE.  Saturday, December 15th, 1S!M  CHURCH NOTICES.  Methodist Church. Geo. H. Morden,  Pastor. Sunday, Dec. 15th. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Molding subject:  "Liberal Overmuch." Evening subject:  "Gospel Physiology,���������Soul Death." Prayer-  meeting Friday evening at 8 o'clock.  Everybody welcome at these services.  Chuucii op England. Services Sunday  23rd Dec, at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m.  Presbytehian Church. Service tomorrow at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m., in the  Chinch at the coiner of Victoria and Mills  street Sunday School (union) 2.30 p.^m.  Praver meetinir. Wednesday eveniug 7.b0  p. iii. Evening subject: "No Places of  Amusement."  CARD OF THANKS.  The ladies of the Hospital Ball Committee beg to tender their thanks to all who  assisted them in successfully carrying out  the entertainment.  CITY   OF   KASLO.  BY-LAW  No.  20.  Entitled a By-law to amend By-law No. 18.  Whereas it is.decmed expedient to amend Bylaw No. 18, now therefore;  The Municipal Council of the Corporation of  tho City of Kaslo enacts and ordains as follows:  1. Section 1 of By-law No. 18 is hereby amended  by striking out the words "Ten (10) years," and  inserting in lieu thereof the words ''Fifty (50)  years."  2. This By-law shall take effect the fifteenth  day of December, A. D.1894.  3. Bofoie the final passage hereof this By-law  shall receive the assent of thc ratepayers of thc  corporation, according to the provisions and in  the manner prescribed by the "Municipal Act,  1892," and amendments thereto.  ' _. This By-law may be cited as the "Electric  Light Amendment By-law No. 20."  Read the first, second and third times on the  10th day of November, A.-D. 1891.  Received thc assent of thc ratepayers' on thc  28th day of November, A. D. 1S94.  Reconsidered and finally passed by thc Council  on the 3rd day of December, A. 1). 189-1.  W. H. MAXWELL    [l.s.J    GEO. T. KANE,  C. M. C. Mayor.  NOTICE.  The above is a true copy of a By-law passed by  the Municipal Council of Kaslo on the 3rd day of  December, A. D. 1891, and all persons arc horcby  required to take notice that any one desirous of  applying to have such By-law quashed must  make his application for that purpose to the  Supreme Court within one month next after the  publication of this By-law in the British Columbia Gazette, or he will be too late lo be heard in  that behalf. W. H. MAXWELLL,  66 C. M. C.  NOTICE.  "XT OTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, as  _1_V agent for Edward Mahon, has liled the  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the Mineral Claim  "Jessie," situated in the Nelson Mining Division  of West Kootenay. Adverse claimants, if any,  must Iile their objections with inc within .0 days  from thc date of this publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C. Gov't Agent.  -."   10th December, 1891. 07  Of  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.  BA>'i_ of British Columbia,  Nelson, 2Sth November, 189:1.       57  BANK of MONTREAL  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO  DEPOSITORS.  From 1st January, 1895, until further  notice the rate of- Interest allowed on  Savings Bank Deposits by this Bank  will be three per cent. (3%) per annum.  A. H. BUCHANAN,  59 ' - Manager.  UPTURE  More CUKES  have _eei_ effected by my    Trusses, -with  ���������perfect ease to -wearer, than by all other  devices com bined. They 1 etam largest  Huptuxe under severest strain. A system of fitting has been perfected-the  last 35 years, fully equal tqpersonal  examination by mall.   37 patents  _n������h^_������fr_l DEFORMITY.  CHARXEi-CIVTHK,  134 King- 8VW\, Toronto  Hay, mixed. S'i to ������(J.;"0 Per ton  Hay, timothy,. ?7 to $7.50      "  Oats. 70 cts Per cwt  Potatoes. -15 cts      "  Turnips, 75 cts        "  Rutabaga, 65 cts       "  Cabbage, ������L ,         '.���������  Carrots, 65 els        *���������  Beets, 75 cts       "  Onions. SI   Chickens, $2.50 Per do/,  ] lens, ������4 r -..      "  Ducks. $C   Turkeys, ������12 :   Dressed Hogs, oi cts Per lb  Dressed Beef 3. cts      "  (52) JU_.li;!. .'Illt-JCII, Malinger.  NOTICE.  rpAKE NOTICE that., Mar Minpr, have pur-  '__,. chased the business of Mar Sam and that I  will not. be responsiolc for any debts contracted  by "Mar Ham.  MAR MING.  Nelson, B. C, 15th Dec, 1894. OS  NOTICE.  Vr������'l'1CK IS HEUH'BY GIVEN that Aaron  _L> H. Kelly for himself and Airrnuu H.  Buchanan, has tiled the necessary papers and  made application for a Crown Grant in favour of  the Mineral Claim "Stakugiit," situate in the  Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must forward their  objections to me within sixtv days from the date  of this publication.  Nelson, B. C��������� N. FITZSTUBBS,  October 21th, 1894, Government Agent.  (���������11)27 oct.  FOR A FIRST-GLASS  SHAVES HAIR-CUT  Go to A. McK. LEITCH,  NEELAND BLOCK, - NELSON, B. C.  4!) ���������. ���������  Union Steamsliip Co., B. C, Ltfl.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  VANCOUVER,    33.    C.  VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO.���������S.S." "Cutch"  leaves C. P. It. 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.  \  Yaucoiivcr aiul Norllieni S������tdIeiii������'ii������N.  S.S. Comox leaves ;U. S.S. "Wharf every Monday  at 11 a.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:  MOOUYVIJ.L.' FKltHY.  Leave Moody ville���������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.  ���������3T Steamers and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing" and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  IV. V. T01*riN������', Manager.  Telephone 91. P.O. Box 771  "TOWN OF WATSON."  rpiIE Crown Grant for this property having  X issued, the undersigiied���������on behalf of owners,  is now prepared to issue registerable conveyances  to parlies holding agreements-for purchase of  lots, provided that all payments due on account  of purchase price arc made.  All agreements on which payments are still  duo after sixty days from the date of this notice  will be declared null'and void and will not entitle the holder to any consideration.  Kaslo, B. C, JOHN L. RKTALLACK,  Oct. 22nd, 1891.      (15) 27 oct.      For owners.  .'"   Number of Plaint 23.'', lS9i.    .  IN THE  COUNTY*  COURT  OF. KOOTENAY  -   IIOLDEN.AT NELSON.  BF/nVKEX  John J j. Retallack of Kaslo City, B. C, Financial Agent, PlaintiiT,  And 'i        I.  E. C. Kilbournc of Seattle, State of. Washington,' Gentleman, Defendant. ��������� ���������  TAKE NOTICE that a plaint has been entered  and a Summons issued against you in the above  County Court on the ninth day of October, 1894,  by John L. Retallack of Kaslo City," B. C, Financial Agent, for the sum of ������83.65 as acceptor  of a Bill of Exchange, bearing date the 5th day of  October, A. D., 1893, drawn by A. G. Bern's on you  to the order of Thomas Paseoe and accepted by  you and endorsed to said plaintitF. And an order  herein bearing date the 27lh day of October, A.  D. 1894, has been made by thc Hon. Wrn. Wards  Spinks, Judge of the said Court, that the publication of a notice of the entry of such plaint in  the Nelson Miner for four consecutive weeks shall  be deemed to be good and sufficient service of the  summons herein upon you.  AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that unless  you appear thereto, either personally or by your  solicitor, before the expiraation of said publication, the said plaintiff may then proceed therein and Judgment may be given in your absence.  Dated this 15th day of November, A. D. 1894.  To the above named Defendant.  (Signed) T. H. GIFFIN,  Registrar of the Count Court of Kootenay  holden at Nelson.   ���������    -'��������� ||  CHARLES W. McANN,      ' '  Plaintiffs Solicitor.  AS we have our own capital invested we cannot afford to cut  prices or sell goods at cost,  but as  heretofore we shall  remain satisfied with a fair profit and continue to sell ������ ������ ������ ������ ������  Patent and Proprietory Medicines, Tooth,  Nail, Flesh and Hair Brushes; English,  French, Canadian and American Toilet  Soaps; Face Preparations; Gosnell's,  Atkinson's, Rimmell's, Royal Crown,  L-abin's, Roger & G-allet's, Seeley's, Rick-  secker's and Colgate's Perfumes; Pure  Drugs and Chemicals at our former  Cash Prices..______  PRESCRIPTIONS FILLED WITHOUT SUBSTITUTION AT THE  Nelson Drug Store  COR. WARD AND  BAKER  STREETS.  58  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine  Work a  Specialty.  SOLE   MANIIVACTUUKH!.   OF   Till;  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  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  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANOOUVEK, B. C.  D.  CARTMEL, J. W. CAMPION,        J. E. W. MACFARLANE1  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  NEW SUITINGS.  NEW TROTJSERING-S.  Fred. J.  Squire, the Nelson Tailor, has just'  received "a large consignment of"  '  .-    . . Call and inspect the new   Patterns  and Styles. *  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  OLD RELIABLE  ������ fc^STILL TO THE  FRONT!  BAKER STREET, "      -=L Q ' : __===���������-  NELsoN.Bo.     n������*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, Tobacco, Etc. ;:; -  Hudson's Bay Company,  --'." AGENTS FOR ij  Hiram "Walker & Son's *     Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.      Fort Garry Flour Mills  Distillers .Milwaukee. U. S. u        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 di'awn up  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.


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