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 The Nines In  Kootenay are Anions;  the Itielicst in  .-iiierie-i.  T3ic Ores are  lit!.���������������!-.���������������;!0 in  C.0I1I,  : :Sll.viiip,' -A^..i5������er,*'-"-".'  -,. s>ivl,. L eaijt,   y!-. n  '.ST"  rnoLE Number 232.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  January; 26,. .1895., ��������� ��������� ,  ..      {if     ._���������*-������-  RICE  _������ -'-ii.-ji-  E'-UENXS.  -. ..'.v<\.   C'.'i.u,'  HE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  prices of  Jan. 21st        22nd  59.1  3.1.'.*-  IVJ'll   593  v-^*pl2_  METALS.  23rd 21th  592- 591  3.12'-  .  2Glh  m  3.12.  .  ORE  SHIPMENTS.  . 22, Antoine to Everett   22, Surprise "   23, Blue!. Diamond to Grout Falls   24, " ���������     ��������� "������������������           21, Dardanelles to Tacoinn   10, Le Itoi to tiveroU   11, -   -'��������� "        "���������   12, Le Itoi to Prickly Fear Junction....  13, " "     '  15   ::       ���������   "  1(5,  ������. ���������; ���������  ������������������ ���������  19,  12 War Ka-?lii to Smelter, Mont   is,   " ' :;       1(5,    " .........  IS,      " "   .       7, Slocan Star to Omaha   9; Aljiha to Omaha   9, Idaho to Omaha   9, Slocan Star to Onjaha   ll,.Slocai. Star to .Omaha   12, " "          12, Minnesota Silver Co. !,o Omaha   12, Lust, Chance lo Smelter, Montana..  12, Idaho to Omaha   11, Slocan Star to Omaha   TONS.  ..    H3A  .     28"!  ..    25"  ..���������   20  :.o  30  30  30  ���������jo  27  28  24  30-  (10  (50  ���������10  00  (������2.V  32*.  30"  15  UO  13  15  15  15  l>3'  921'  1 Total shipments to date from June, 1891:  Jplson.'....'   frail Creek (gold ore)   linsworth   I.oeai. via Kaslo -  llocan via Nakusp ?���������  TONS.  071  2.3H8  1174-  501  2,014  E. Alexander lias   leased' Idaho No. 2  from R. Shea.  During the Chinook last week snowslides  took charge, in the Slocan/ At the Idaho  bnnl.house the roof was carried away, but  forluuately the men were unhurt. The  cabin at the Cumberland was also destroyed and although there were seven meu  in it at the time they escaped by crouching  iu a corner.. Slides also came down ou the  road between the Idaho and the concentra-"  tor, and a man named McGorkiudale is reported missing. At the Alpha a slide came  down the old track, but the.biiildings there  being constructed on the principle of! show  sheds, the avalanche roared harmlessly  over them into the valley below. The  Freddy Lee slide took the opportunity to  play its usual game but fortunately caught  no oue.  Game is said to be plentiful at the foot  of Slocau Lake. , .  E. B. Kerr intends building himself a  larger and more central office.  . An hotel is to be built at Ten mile Creek.  Excellent gold prospects have been obtained in this neighbourhood and il; is not  unlikely that many prospectors will visit it.  There is said to be enough ore in sight  on the Iron Crown, a property ou Bear  Creek owned by J. A. Finch to pay for the  mine.  U.331J  ship-  The following are the  complete  lents via Nakusp for 1894:  lpha mine 771J tons, valued at $ 77,125  fountain Chipf 'JU  felocan Star 1,031 i  Fisher Maiden l~<i  jloble Five 8/  linnesota Silver Co.   15  *eco 42.  laho <)_  East Chance 15  9,125  103,150  4,775  8,700  1,500  4,225  ��������� 0,000  1,500  2/151    .       $215,100  The output over the- same road since  January 1st, 1895, is ~~ *--,'������������������"���������  3ATE.  Jan. 1,  Ian.  MINK.  Idaho  Slocan Stur  ..  Idaho  as follows:  weight.  75 tons  57  .15  47i  fan. 10,  30  32.V  15  (JO  Alpha  Slocan Star  ....... _.���������, Idaho  pan. 12,Minnesota Silver Co'15  Slocan Star 13  -I-HSt..Chance''-���������- In  Idaho 15  390 '  VALUE.  $7,500  5,700  1,500  4,750  3,000  3,250  1,500  (.,000  1,500  1,300  -���������-...-lioOO  '    1,500  slight  Of  ������:.!.;ooo  MINING TRANSFERS.  NEAV DENVER.  -G. West toWVA.  A.  Flagcr,  Flager,  Jan. o.���������Manitoba,  i interest, ������1.  '" Jan. 5.���������1-luckbird,���������J. Enidal to \V  \4 interest, SI.  '.   Jan.8.���������Kcno.-r-W.P. Husscll to E. J. Matthews.  lease one year 7i per cent, of ore returns and  option to purchase for ?25,000.  !,   Jan. .10.���������Black   Bess  No.   2,���������G. Ross, to  J.  Brinen. ' interest. $50.  Jan. 10.���������iron Mountain,���������C. AV. Aylwin to L.  M. Shannon, J interest, $50.  NELSON.  A.  H. Kclry  to A. H. 13u-  Jan. 10.���������Starlight.  chanan, | inte.cst, ,������1.  -^-Jan.���������17-=Grand"^lJri_0;���������Gr-MT-Townsend-to  Aaron Kelly, i interest, ������500.  Jan. 17.���������Golden Star,���������A. H. Buchanan to A.  II. Kelly, .- interest, ������1.  Jan. 22.���������Hay of Hope,���������Andrew ltcvsbeck to  Thos. McLean, Ja interest, $1,000.  ROSSLAND.  (From  our  oxvn correspondent.)  The soft weather, was succeeded by frost  in time to preve.it the cessation of freighting from the mines. Twenty teams ate  now in operation and more are required to  meet the output.  We have been inundated-with visitors  from Nelson, Avho have nearly all made investments iii town property and expressed  themselves well pleased with the location  and prospect-. Mr. J. Houston secured  quite pn important batch of inside property  and Messrs. Malone & Tregillus bought  four first-class lots. This brings the sales  up to over 100 lots.  . Mr. W. S. Jones, the customs officer, expects a heavy import along the new North-  port road and will erect a custom house at  an early date.  Mr. Charles Van Ness acquired a- valuable building site on Columbia Avenue  and it is uiiderstood will either erect a  hotel or buy out the interests in one of the  three now runniug.  Mr. W. R. Lee of the Northport Mill will  put in a lumber yard here and bring in his  stock o!' well seasoned stud". Mr. L. Blue's  mill here is not of sufficient capacity to  meet the trade, but he has lately imported  a new engine aud boiler. There are ver.y  fiue timber limits quite handy and a good  sized mill would have all the Avork it could  handle.  Mr. Frank Fletcher, P. L. S,, Avlien here  took note of the trend of the country,, with  a view to the survey of tram lines to the  Columbia River. . It is thought that a  saving of nearlytwo miles could be made  as compared with the road to Trail landing  and. a better grade be obtained   for the  NEW DENVER.  (From our own correspondent. J  Communication- with the outside world  has been restored now.that the snowslides  have been cleared away and the railroad  cleared of the.mud slides which covered it  in several places.  A huge slide came down at Bear Lake  which completely blocked the road for  some time while the Idaho basin was the  scene of several, one of which destroyed the  neAv cabins belonging to the Idaho. Fortunately most of the men had gon. down  the previous day so no lives Avere lost.  It is reported that.two men-from Three  Finks who went to get work at the Idaho;  have not been seen,since leaving the Concentrator and there is little doubt but that  they were caught in a slide on the road.  The R. lt. gang have been busily employed in clearing the line of mud slides of  which there were plenty between here and  Three Forks, sufficient to prevent the trains  running for some days. However all is fixed up now.  To day the fireman on the train met with  a very serious accident. He fell off his  engine and was dragged some distance before the train could be stopped. His head  was badly cut and his leg broken.  The owners of the Rueccau have just  received returns from the Omaha Smelter  of, the ore recently, sent there. One car  load of 15 tons has given the enormous  result of 1000 ounces of silver to the ton.  This, taking the value of silver at 60 cents  makes that car load worth $9000. This is  the richest car load ever shipped from the  Slocan.  In the upper tunnel of the Cumberland  the ore chute is 70 feet long showing in  places four feet of good clean ore and ocr  casionally grey copper.  shipment of ore on the Columbia Eiver.  Many visitors from Nelson are coming  in. Messrs. Bowes and St. Barbe with Dr.  Arthur came iu last Saturday and this week  Messrs. Ritchie, Bealey, Tunstall, Bigelow  and Neelauds have arrived. Mr. BigeloAv  will probably opeh a store here.        .  The'value of the ore (for customs purposes) shipped from the camp during 1894  Avas $106,000. Of this amount by-far the  largest part was sent out duriug the latter  month. Very nearly 100 tons a day is now  being shipped from the "War Eagle aud Le  Roi mines alone.  A half interest in. iii the Columbia  claim has been sold by Harry Sheran for  $4,000.   ,  AINSWORTH.  Mr. McVicor has succeeded in obtaining a lease of the concentrator at No. 1  and. will, shortly commence operations  with it. The concentrates will be shipped to Pilot Bay. Mr. Clarke is coming  in next week to complete the transfer. .  The Black Diamond has commenced  shipping ore, of which about 500 tons are  ready to go out. ''"''������������������  In conversation with an interviewer in  Vancouver Mr. M. Grady the discoverer of  the celebrated group of mines on "Four  Mile" which bear his name is reported to  have said the Alpha and Black Bear Claims,  which were. sold to Seattle capitalists 15  months ago for $70,000, were being successfully worked by the new company, and  that the former mine had already yielded  800 or 900 tons of ore which ran about 120  ozs. per ton. He and his partners had still  the freehold of five other similar claims.  Several rich finds had been made during  the past year at Four, Eight and Ten mile  creeks on Slocan Lake,, the ore containing a good deal of ruby and natural silver.  Some gold-bearing ledges, containing from  $40 to $300 to the ton, were discovered  near the foot of the lake'.' The find, however was made late in the fall and the  claims have not yet been developed.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The end of  the  week  shows a  tendent.y..lo.vai'ds a rise  in   the price  silver.'.     '  We have received a letter from an  "Ex-Sergeant Major" which pressure on  our space compels us to hold over until  next week. ���������  . Mr. and Mr.-?. .Hamilton left last Tuesday  ou a holjday trip to California, AVe hope  tosee our -popular Station Master fully restored to health on his return.  . Among the victims of the Butte explosion  was a man named W. A. Broltiiw.. It is  possible that this is Big Bill Brokaw who  was ab< ut here,s;ime little time ago.  The family of our genial sub-collector  of customs, Mr. George Johnstone, received a. very considerable addition on  Saturday hisc, 19.h inst., in the .shape of  a son, who at the' time of his birth  weighed no less than 15 lbs.  Messrs. Keefer arid Hall have been  appointed agents for The Miner at  Rossland. Copies of the paper inay be  obtained from them and they will also  take orders for subscriptions, job "work  and advertisements.  The ore is beginning to go out in good  shape. The Trail Creek Camp is rapidly  catching up to lhe Slocan and it must  be remembered that the ore from Trail  conies at present almost exclusively from  two -mines only; the Le Roi and the  War Eagle. ;  We understand that at the time of the  municipal election in Kaslo Mr. A. Chisholm was absent/and as his consent could  not tie obtained his election Avas void.  Mr. H. A. Cameron temporarily accepted  the vacant seat on the. imdeislanding  that he be allowed to retire as soon as  another suitable man turns up.  There is so'much ore travelling over the  Nelson &. Fort Sheppard line aud its continuation on the American side that it has  been decided to run separate freight and  passenger trains. On some of the trains  no less than 17 cars of ore Avere hauled.  The change will be a great boon to the  travelling pnblic, as it will avoid the wearisome and vexatious delays at Northport  and Waneta. There are rumours also of  a daily passenger train being sent through.  Some of the rumours biug this train only  to Northport while others bring it right oh  to Nelson.  The following i:'r<>7n the Vancouver  World will be welcome news to many  ahd at the same time refute the slanders,  which have been so industrously put for-  waid by habitual kickers: "W. Curtis  Sampson left by todays Atlantic express  for Nakusp. Upon his arrival there all  outstanding, claims held by. workmen  against the Nakusp <fc Slocan Railway  Co. will be,,paid. Upon his return to  this city all liabilities due by the construction company will be* disposed of."  An advertisement in another column invites all creditors to send in their  accounts.  The full Court sitting at Victoria has  upset the verdict in Croasdaile v. Hall  so far as the amount was awarded for  services rendered after the resolution  was placed on the books leaving the  matter in the hands of Mr. Winslow  Hall. The Court held that plaintiff had  in submitting to"this resolution selected  his arbiter. Mi. Croasdaile gets only  $1,300. Although the Bench felt itself  compelled to   upset the verdict of the  decide to settle their, differences by the old  fashioned "method of fisticuffs Dr. Arthur  is there to bind up their wounds. The new  little town will lack none of the advantages  of civilisation and already a dancing master  is teaching a class-of 16 huge miners to  point the - fantastic toe. ' A ladies school  seems, the only thing lacking. , ��������� '.  ���������   - ' , 1-���������t ,  Court below it expressed itself as reluctant to do so and made remarks not very  complimentary to the parties who thus  sought to evade their, responsibilities.  Santa Claus havingfinishedhis Christmas Avork indulged a little too freely in  hot Scotch. While under the influence  of that seductive fluid-it occurred to him  that he had not. sufficiently rewarded  the virtues of our esteemed fellow citizen  Bob Lemon. Having distributed all his  wares the unscrupulous Saint purloined  a neAv cutter just imported by a wealthy  syndicate and did his best to ram the  rather unweildy affair down one of Bob's  chimneys. He naturally failed in this  lunatic attempt,and rolling off the roof  ���������-waddled home, leaving the cutter sitting  like a gigantic bird on the ridge of the  barn.  The Nelson Public Reading and  Amusement Rooms were .thrown open  to the public on Tuesday last There  was a fair!'attendancr. ";iii-'l ������������������ very body  expressed themselves as v."]i pleased  with the arrangements of the rooms.  There is a good supply of cvui'.nt literature, - newspapers, lite, he-rides chess,  checkers and tables wh.re. ; >ose \vho  may feel so disposed can f-'-'u-do-vn and  while away an.eveniis._; pl^-i iir a .ociable  game of whist. The viY.������������������-���������"'���������'��������� a.-e well  heated and lighted and if ti: institution  receives the support it .she";.-id from the  citizens there is no.-. t-U'n? ::'.i. what it  may in the couise of _t"ii".t. 'velop into  a public library of no <-.���������-;;'.���������   n'etensions.  ROSSLAND.  An easy pull of seven miles from Trail  Landing on the Columbia up a well graded  road brings us to Rossland.    On   the Avay  we  pass   sieigh  after   sleigh���������20  in   all���������  bringing   down   about '6%   tons  each of  glittering ore  from  the mines.   All that  glitters   is   not   gold.    Ia   this   instance  though   there ' is   plenty  of   gold' iu  the  shining lumps of hard   rock, the  glitter  is  that of  iron  pyrites.   Each  of the sleigh  loads  is  worth in  the  neighbourhood of  "t?'200.    At the top the valley Avidens'out.  The  hills  around it rise gently  to  their  summits in broad benches...On the broadest  of these and iu tbe ceutre of a vast natural  amphitheatre  the town is situated.   The  drama of the place, howe\rei-j  is. uot being  enacted ou the level central  stage;  but in  the hills  that rise tier upon   tier around.  To the northwest rises the Red Mountain,  lifting its sharp peak 1,500 feet, above  the  town.   Through its in most recesses thread  veins of  gold. ��������� Already these  are tapped  by the Nickel Plate, the Le Roi and the  War Eagle.   The clatter of the ore falling  into the bins is audible all day long. . The  entire hill is plastered with.claims, :pu. its  very summit are the St.  Elmo, Cliff and  Mountain   View.    It   will no  longer   be  allowed to retaiu the treasures it has beeu  guarding for ages.   To the eastward of the  Red Mountain, divided from it by a "small  ravine, and due north of thectown, is the  Moute   Cristo   Mountain.     Already   rich  veins have been discovered there and in  spite of frost the miner is busy there too.  Still   further eastward is   the   Columbia  Mountain.    Over the west shoulder of the  Jued Mountain rises the Spokane Mountain  and between the two runs Sheep Creek,  down which Avinds the road  to Northport  and up which will'come the Red Mountain  Railway.   In the valley of Sheep Creek is  the I. X. L., from, which very rich specimens of free milling quartz Avere  brought.  Further again to the w.st and almost south  of Rossland are the.O. K., Liilie May aud  other claims.    In fact the only side oh  which there are none is' the southeast; in  which the .valley falls away to the Columbia/   ..   -   --���������-    .-:..������������������--������������������ ;������������������������������������- -~.���������.:.���������.."���������. ���������  ���������The site of the town has certainly been  Avell chosen. It is in the very midst of the.  mines, lt is level. The timber is light.  No sombre forest of dark piues obscures  the sun, no frowuiug'hili shuts out the day.  From early morning till dewy eve the sun  pours down unit. The township is "well  laid out Avith broad stieets and Jots of '.0 |  by 100 feet. The name boards and stakes i  are not necessary to mark out the streets  as the principal of these are already well  defined by rows of buildings Avhich are  being added to every day. There are three  hotels, two stores, a butcher's shop, restaurant, two barbers, a bootmakers and  sundry others. Her Majesty's Customs  have established an officer, and. a postmaster has been appointed and will be duly  invested with all official requisites as soon as  -the inspector-from-V-ictoiia ciui-find-time-to-  attend to the Avants of this corner of his  dominion. It is a little difficult to gauge  the population as many of the men are in  the surrounding miues and it must be  remembered that a ceusus of today is no  criterion of the population tomorrow.  Every day people are coming iu. If we  say that on this _.9th day of January in the  year of our Lord 1895 there are 300 people  iu the.camp we are probably not far off the  mark. In two. four or six months it will  be interesting to note how this will be increased to possibly as many thousands.'  Gold. is the cry today and if a gold camp  like this cannot lure men from the fading  attractions of the surrounding silver camps  nothing will.  Of the mines generally it is not our present intention to speak at large. Our  readers have been kept from week to week  fully informed by our -correspondent of all  that is worth reporting in this direction.  At present the snow does not permit a  general inspection of all the claims to be  easily made.. The only two mines at present shipping are the Le Roi and the Wat-  Eagle, but others will quickly follow suit,  notably the Nickel Plate. This latter has  a shaft down some 70 feet and on the day  of our visit had about 12 tons of the richest  ore in camp on the bank. The Le Roi and  the War Eagle are just above the Nickel  ! Plate. Two greater contrasts in mining  methods Avould be hard to find. At the Le  Roi you enter a large building in which the  first objects that strike you are two huge  boilers and further on you come to hoisting  engines, pumps, air compressors and  the  nel  graded  so  as  tp.; allow  the  Avater to.  run off itself;'   Perfect  ventilation  is provided by means of an old   shaft long ago  abandoned as an  approach and now  used  ouly to aid the natural  (iow of  pure air..  Tho tunnel iu the War Eagle cuts the vein  at right angles and drifts .proceed  from  it  ou flithcr hand and sloping is in full opera- ���������  tion.   The lode here lies between  well de- '  fined walls aud is fully four and a half feet .'  in   thickness.     Another   tunnel   112 feet  below the first is  being rapidly driven  iii' '  and it has already cub another veiu   even-'  richer than theone it was designed to meet.''  Ou   the   surface cross stripping has disclosed the main  lode over a distance, of '  500 feet and here'it Avideus in some places .  to 20 feet and maintains an average breadth '  of seven feet.  .The ore, like that of most of the camp,,  is a pyritic iron carrying gold ana  copper.  It lies embedded  iu  walls' of syenite, of  which the "country rock" is composed. Its  value   naturally  varies.    Theie are large'  deposits of low grade stuff which  will not'  pay   for shipment,  but  which  will vield  handsome  returns   if   reduction   facilities '  can be obtained near at hand.    And  there  is ere that give3 returns of  nearly  $200 in  gold per ton.   The War Eagle ore,0of which'  from 40 to 50 tons are now  being shipped  daily, is worth about $45  per ton.   The !  expenses  at present   of shippiug are   as-  follows per ton:   Mining,  $.; freight to:  Landing by sleigh, $2.25.   Trail to \  Trail  smelter and smelting, $12.50; total $17.75.  lhe profit is evideut.  But while'this profit is splendid mine'  owners naturally wish for more and low  grade owners who now get none  want to  join in the business.   Therefore all  attention is directed to the. proposed railway  which is projected to connect the mines.  with Northport.   There are also rumours  in the air that the C. P. R. is not going to  allow so many tons of rich freight tp 'slip ',-  through its hauds and British sentiment'.  desires to   see   its own  ores retained in -  British dominions.    It is  possible there-'  fore that seutiment and interest for once .  joining hands a line may be constructed to  some point on the Columbia River opposite  Sproat's Landing,   where   a smelter or a  matting plant may be established. , This is  ouly conjecture, but it "seems reasonable.' '  PROVINCIAL NEWS.  Mr. John. Teague has  been reelected ���������  as mayor of Victoria.  , Sittings-of the Exchequer court will  be held at Victoria, on September 0 and  at Vancouver on September 12.  The health inspector at Vancouver says  that Chinatown is a*menace to the health  of the city.  A freight train was ditched at Port  Haney on Tuesday week by a mud slide,  but fortunately, no one was injured.  Louis Victor was hanged at New Westminister last week for the murder of Peter  an Indian policeman at Cheam on 18th,  Sept. last.  A railway accident occurred last week  on the C. P. R. between Notch Hill and  Shuswap. Some cars of a west bound  freight train fell through a trestle fiftj-"  feet, into a ravine below. Brakesman  Frisken and Conductor Harris were severely- i n j uredr ��������� ������������������_ __-^_  The inquest oh the body of Heinrich  ZechoAV, claimant to an estate in Seattle  and vicinity, valued at $2,000,000, ended  with a verdict of wilful murder against  some person or persons unknown. The  body was found with a deep stab in the  neck under a wharf on New Year's eve.  In a short time the construction of the  new post office building and custom house  to be erected by the Dominion government  in Victoria will be commenced. Mr. Fred  Toms, the contractor for the work, and  Mr. G. J. Wilson, his foreman, have arrived from Ottawa, and steps will be. taken  to proceed as soon as possible "with the  contract.  George Frederick Ashford, the fiend  .who murdered his wife, and infant child  and attempted to murder.another child,  died in Westminster jail, thus escaping  the galloAAS. Before his capture Ashford  attempted suicide . by shooting,", and  though at the time it Avas thought he  had suffered no serious injury, it was  found later his skull was fractured. The  man Avas unconscious for the last few  days, so no statement was made, and  thus probably, the history of his life will  never be known.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sunday, 26th Januaby, 1895.  . Methodist Church. Geo. H. Morden,.  Pastor. Services iu Hume's Hall as follows: Sunday, at 11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m.  Friday, Prayer meeting at 8 p. m. Sunday,   January    26th,    morning   subject  Nelson is again Bwarr>  land.   Mr. Van Ness an.  late of the Phair are ecr.  to run a whiskey mill in  George Bigelow also seeks  . wn  to Itoss-  .imy" Walker  ���������inn.;, their forces  t'Jt new camp.  b< -v'in  fortune  by the vending of general. n_"r.handise.  Two limbs of the law ii, flu? .?h..'.r- of J. H.  Bowes and J. B. McAr'.'rar .rh't to' liable to set people by th1 cj'fi  .,i'".  if they  place is full of whirring wheels and racing,,.,,,. r , -, - , --.*-, -���������,_������--���������  belts. The mine is* reached only bv a shaft i. x "e Interdependence of Pastor and People  of nearly 400 feet in depth. The* ventila-1 !n fc.he ;^?rlLo������ ^ ^������fP^.L , Evening sub-  tion is bad. After every shot the fumes of i Jecfc: Iso Use for Religion." ���������  the powder hang densely about the bottom | Presbyterian Church. Service to-  of the shaft and the danger of stones falling] morrow at 11 a. m. aud 7.30 p. m., in the  from the travelling bucket add greatly to j Church at the corner of Victoria and Mills  the ordinary dangers to which the mmer is * street. Suudav School (union) 2.30 p. m.  exposed. Scarcely a day, passes that men j Praver meeting, Wednesday evening 7.30  are   not brought   up suffering from  the j p. rn.  poisonous   fumes   of dynamite.     An old;    rwnrw   ������_���������  Wv^r.v-^     v~ ������_,--.;������_.������-������  hand was heard to say that $10 a day      Chx-rch   of  England.    *o service to-  would not tempt him to work in the Le  Roi. In the War Eagle all is different.  The work   is approached through a tun-  morrow.  Roman Catholic Church.  to-morrow.  No service THE,-MN^'^E;L^g^, B. C, ^SATURDAY,"'JANUARY' 26,   1895.  TRADE   UNIONISM.  Editor of the Mixer:  Sin,���������I am glad you have, taken .ip the  subect of Trades TJnibnishi, as it is'well'  that every great public'question should  be "set'in alllighfV'by many itiiucl.-..'' On  some points I quite agree wiih you; ou  others'I am inclined to. dissent. I agree"  ���������with".you iii'thinking that a strike, is the  ���������clumsiest possible way of settling iiidus:_'  trial disputes and. that no. self-constituted  body of men' should, be allowed to coerce,  their fellow men, But" when you say that  the Conciliation Act, passed last session!  solves the diifiiciilty, I think you, take a  ban'guine view of the situation. The Act  only comes, into effect where both parties  agree to arbitrate. But, unfortunately,'the  principal strikes, haA-e always arisen where  one or both of the parties refused to arbi-.  trate." Appointing an arbitrator'is ii mete  detail: getting" the parties to submit to"  arbitration, is one of the hardest things in  the" world'.  Strikes will never cease until arbitration  is made compulsory, instead of voluntary.  Perhaps you will say that such a thing  w.ould be a A-iolation of individual liberty  So it would; aud a. most propm- violation. If a labour dispute only affected.  the men engaged in it. Ave might do well to  let. the partie.'fight it out to their hearts',  content. But as a matter of fact it throws.  the whole social system into a chaotic state.  The,, greatest strike ever known was the  English con. miner's strike of. ISG/j. It  las ted, five months, aud the number of men  engaged in it went, into the hundreds! of  thousands. And what was the consequence  to'the public iu general? The iron \vprks  ofthe Northern Counties aud the Black-  Country were all closed down for, want of'  cbai. The cot toii mills of Lancashire cea's-.  ed to hum. Hard-working men were begging for bread, because of a dispute for  which they cared nothing, end from which  they could gain no'liii!.:.' Societies Avere  formed to.feed women a> d children hundreds !of'miles away from the centres of dispute. Day after day merchants hitherto  prosperous weiitinto lhe Bankruptcy Courts.  And; all because there avhs.' no means of  forcing, a hundred obstinate mine owners  and a few hundred thousand obstinate  miners' to behave like reasonable men.  A strike in themines here would .hot have  such a far reaching effect a^the on:? f have  referred to. But it would he n, fceiioiis  matter for ni any people who had lio direct  interest in it. 'Merchants, hotel;keepers,  doctors, and others, who have come here to  make a living, aud who a'e quite indispensable to miners and mine-owners, would  be grievously and unjustly injured. We  are. all. members, one of another. Without  the co-operation of others, the life of each  of us would be "solitary, poor, nasty, brut-,  ia[h, and short," as ii great English Avriter  remarked. This being so, it is intolerable  that any group of rrien','Avhether employers  or. labourers, should be allowed to disorganize the business, of the community.  The New Zealand Government has recognized, this, and is about to pass a measure  making,arbitration compulsory. <, The Government of.'this" proA-ince. has lately sent  round circulars to prominent business nieh.  aud to the various Trades Unions, asking  their.opinions on this subject; and there  is.every reason to hope that British Columbia will soon be an example to the world  in.this matter.  But although Ave are agreed that, strikes  a\e mischievous, and should,give place to  arbitration, I think you'are' w;roug iii. believing that such a ic-fonn would'abolish  ttie heed for Trades Unions.', Suppose you.  have a hundred thousand men' in one dis-;  _t]!l^j__^Ld_e_p_gage^__Ln__on.e_iDdustry.l_Sup--  pose a dispute arises -betAveen them and  their employers. Let them arbitrate" by all  means, but-who'is to set the machinery of  arbitration in motion? The first thing  would be to try and arrange the matter  amicably with the employer. Area hundred thousand men to go and. interview tlie  employer? The next thing would, be.to  desmand an arbitration. Ought a hundred  thousand letters to be written  to  call  the  V������^  *&&  A new Railway . under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and Seat of Government of \  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  - - -* i.  <ng  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for. Sale in     NAKUSP DA VVSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER, !Und CommissionerC. & K. Ity. Co., Nelson, B.C.1-  Steam Stamp M^  THE LATEST   PRACTICAL   MINING-  MACHINE  NOW PERFECTED   (Highest AMai-d at World's Fair Chicago.)  The machine consists of a T������vo Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per diem. The entire plant consists of Boiler. Steam Pump and  Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections which can he taken  apart and easily transported by pack animals. These Mill's can he erected and placed  in running order at from 82,000 to $2,500, according to locality.   Full particulars from  M. 8. DAVYS, Sols Agent,  -JST-ELSOILsr  -EJ.   C  , Among, all the mining machines and appliances showu    ,���������,  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and.favoral  the Tremaine Steam Stamp Milii in the Mining Building.   It was a  at the World's Columbian  able .comment than  .    ,,      ���������     .     ..   .,      ... ._- ." ---���������&���������   - -a  positive novelty  to the great majority of mining men.   It commanded attention bv reason of its simplicity and evident practibility.   Experienced mining engineers''were astonished to-,  learu thatsnch a machine had been in successful operation for over two years in the  extreme north-western part oi the United States. - '   (9)  attention of the Goreniinent to the matter?  Then'each'side has tbe.right to choose an  arbitrator. Area huudred thousand men to  meet together to make nominations accord-  ing.to their'swe.et hundred, thousand wills,  and then vote the nominees? And-Avhile  they are voting, -avIio is to see that no one  votes, unless ��������� he belongs to thc favoured  hundred thousand?' I'fear business would  proceed rather slowly on these lines.,  ,But happily there are plenty of precedents'for such   .ase_.    Whenever  ha'lf-  a  dozen lawyers get into a new country  ihey"  found-   ii   Luav   Society!    Given  five and  twenty-merchants,  aiid you &d..n naye'a.  Chamber of Commerce.    Given five or' six  bank's; yon will not have to wait Jong for a  Banker's' Institute.  Physicians,'musicians,  painters, journalists, all' have learnt that''  to promote their common interests theie is  nothing like ."organization.     What   haA-e  carpeuters ahd bricklayers done, that what  is palpable common sense in other men  should'be.folly, and wickedness in them?  Things are always coming up which affect  labourers'as a body.   Representations have  to be.inade to .eminent statesmen; petitions  havp. to be, sent to the Legislature; improvements in technical education have to  be made.   These things should- be done  by responsible and'representative bodies',  ' and.no.t.by, windy orators, who like, to hear  themselves', speak, Avhile ��������� Avise'. hut- modest.  m'eh"!sit.stili and hold their tongues..  As ii matter qf. fact, iu. nil!"   countries  . Avhere Trades' Union's' haA-e existed loiig  enough to'learn the lessons of experience,'  their utility is admitted by. every human'  being.*"'Modern Trades Uhiouism arose''iu  J England, "anil has therefore had a longer"  trial there than anywhere else. Today  there are great manufacturers who insist.:  ��������� on every man they employ joining the  Union, preferring to deal with the meu in".  that way,. Except m the Anarchist papers,  I never read an article in any British neAvs-  papeiv hostile to Trades, Unionism. Trades  Uniou;leaders, like.Broadhnrst and Burns,  are from time.to time consulted by Heads  of Departments on' important, practical  questions. One of,these leaders, Mr. Burt,  is now. a Minister of slate. Iu our own, little  district, especially in that part of it Avhere  I live, I do. not. see. that much would be  gained by forming Unions just iioav. The  few men who are fortunate enough to have  steady.Avorkare as;Avell off, I believe, as in  those places where Uuions are strongest;  and I have great.faith in the.proverb "Leave  well alone." But in great ceutres of. industry, Labour, Unions, under one name or  another, always have existed, and ahvays  Avill exist, no matter.who may approve of  them, or Avho may disapprove of them: for  the hard experience of ages, has drummed  into all civilized men, thc knowledge that  separation ������is Aveakness and unity is  strength. , , . ,  Trusting that I have not trespassed too  much/on your powers of endurance, I am,  Yours faithfully,  K. ������. Kerr.  THE MINER can be obtained from  the following agents :  Victoria, The Province Publishing Co.  Vancouver, The NeAvs Stand, Hotel Vancouver. ...' .,  Kaslo, Mr. R-. B. Atkins.  Neav.Denver, Messrs. Armit & Itashdall. ,  Nelson.   Turner   Bros.,   Gilbert   Stanley  and the . ."���������'���������  "'.    MINjBR PKINTIIf G ft PUB. CO., Ltd.  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R'y.  i.  Nelson &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  _garL>wv*;.i  Leave 7.00 a.in. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p-m  'FIRE  INSURANCE  1893."  POLICY   ACT,  All-placer,claims in this District legally  held may be laid over from the 15th October, 1894, tp the 1st June, 1895.  0-       - N. FITZSTUBBS.  Gold Commissioner.  Dated Nelson, B. C.  4th October 1S94. (35)  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given tliat John Elliot, ns  X\    Agent for Joseph'Mori.-, and Joseph Bourgeois, has filed the necessary papers' and-made'  application for .a Crown Grant in favor of the  -Mineral Claim -"Virginia," situated ia- the Trail  Creek -Mining Division'of, West Kootenay:  - Adverse Claimants must forward their objections within 00 days from the date of this publi  cation. ,  N. FITZSTUBBS,  DA ted Nelson, B. C��������� "*    ' Gov't Agent.  3rd" December, 1891. 8dcc 63  '"l^ OTICE is hereby.given that His Honour tlie  -*-^ Lieutenant-Governor in Council has. further postponed the commencement of "An Act  to secure Unifoi.':n_Cp_n.cii_t,ions.in_P_olicies-of = Fire,  Insurance," from the 1st day of April," 1894, until  the 1st day of April, 1S95.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  29th March, 1891.     . (2)  Train a.leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday and Fripay at, 7 a. m., returp-  iug leave Spokane Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p. m., and making close connection by S.S. Nelson Avith all Kootenay Lake  points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage  on, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays. a._d  Fridays..  Passengers for Trail Creek mines, connect at Northport with stage ou "Wednesdays and Saturdays.  NOTICE.  "\J OTICE.is hereby given that John Elliot, as  -Jl_\ Agent for Joseph Moris and, Joseph Bour-,  geois, has filed the necessary, papers and made  application for a Crown Grant, in. favor.of tlie"  Mineral Claim "War Eagle," situated iii the'  Trail Creek. Mining .Division of West Kpoicnay: -  Adverse.claimants must forward their o.bjec--  tions within WI days from the' date of tliis' publication.        "* * '  '- !      V-  ��������� ��������� ���������    '  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson. B. C, Gov't, Agent.  3rd December, 1891.  . Sdec 6f  NOTICE.  OTICE is hereby given, that,John,Elliot, as  Agent for E.'S. Topping aiid' J. N. Peyton,  NOTICE.  [.OTICE is hereby given that the under-mon-  \-; lioned respective amounts will be paid as  bounty for the bead of every panther, wolf, or  coyote killed in a settled district of the' Province  on the certilicate of a Justice of thc Peace, that  such animal .was killed in a soule .lent,' and' thai,  the head was prcduee<Lto and destroyed bv him,  namely:���������   -       ' 5  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.      .."������������������"  c    ��������� JAMES 'BAKER'  ���������  Proyi ncial Secretary  Proi-ineial Secretary's Ollice,   i  (26) 22nd August, 1864.  AEMIT ���������& EA8HDALL,  Wlining Brokers.  JSTOTIOIEl..  *VT OTICE is hereby given that at the next ses-  _*_^ sionof tlie Parliainent of ('.iiiada.'application will bc-made on behalf of thc Red Mountain  Railway Company, a corporation created by an  Act of the Legislative Assembly of the Province  of British Columbia, for an Act: declaring the  railway of the. said Company to be a work "for thc  general ad vantage of Canada and declaring the  said Company to be a body corporate and politic  imdcr.the legislative authority ofthe Parliament  of Canada and to have all the franchises, rights,  power, privilege's and authorities conferred upon  ltibyits present-Act of-incorporation and giving  to the, said: Company, the following additional]  powers:__. ._ __._._ . __ sit - -_, '-. __,   i"l-t. To constructor acquire b>- purchase, lease  or otherwise any other.line or lines of telegraph  connecting with tlie line along the line of said railway," and, to transmit messages for .commercial  purposes over.thc said or any telegraph lines so  acquired ,and to collect tolls for so doing.'    '  "  2nd. To constructor acquire by purchase, lease  or.other.visc ahd to maintain and operate vessels,  wharves and doelcs and to carry on tlie business  of shipping and AvaVehous'.me'n geiierallv, and"'  3rd. To construct the said railway as, a narrow  gauge'raihvay at the option of ihe Company.'  i. To extend the. time for thccoin'inenccnient of  construction of tlie said railway to tbe 12th day  ot.April; IS!)?, and thc completion thereof to the  12th day of.April, 1809.  Dated the.3rd day of January, 1S;')5.  BODWELL & IRVING,  (72) Solicitors for the Applicants.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is. hereby, given that Howland  -JJl -Stevenson, as agent for Andrew li. Hendryx, has tiled the necessary papers mid- made  application 'for a CrOivif Grant in favor of a  mineral claim known as the "Arcade," .situated'  on .North Beach and.ioining tlio east ���������'���������ide! lino of  the "Comfort" mineral claim, in tlie Hendrvv'  Camp, in the Ainswbi'tii Mining Division oi' West  Kootenay District. ' '     '  .. Adver.o claimants if .any. arc required to file  their objections with me within (JO days from the  date, hereof. ' N. FITZSTUBBS:  jNelsoiuBC. .    Gold.Commissioner  Jan. 10th, 18!)y      73 12-1  The Cheapest and Most Direct Eoute,���������.  Prom NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenav..  Points, ;.%'  To the PACIFIC COAST and to.the.EAfciij   :       ... I  Ti:.lI\S    TO   AStl   FROM   SKI&QX   O.ilLl.  Direct Connection at Robson every  .Saliii'dii.v,   ������:vcii1iik,  BaGGAGK ClIKCICED TO D.KS'l'lN'A'riO.V  iVo Customs Dikkicum'ies,  . "Equipment Uiisurpa  Dininr    - *r"  es.  Bleep  inlng and Sh.epin* Ciu^&Sllfe-a'.g!^  eeS'c^rs"00"1"- ^  ilnd' *������ ������^Sk'  For,, information as  to nearest agent,..  Lo rates, ti!iie,etc,,.apply ft  .1. fl Ulll/i o.\, Ageiit," iVklson;  Or to ������KO. Mc-I.. ttttonw,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouvkk.  /Columbia &  a^  Str.  ii  KOOTEIXTAY      .,-  STEAM   NAV.   CO.  (LIMITED) !  Nelson's'' Time Card:-  In (IIVH .lannaiy 1st, l,S!������.V  LEAVE  NELSON:  Monday at ������ p. ni.  Tuksi.aa" at 4 p. ni.  AVioDNhSUAY at 5.40 p. m.  TiiUHsbAy at 4 p. in.  FiiiDAY ait 4 p. m.  ������atuki.ay at.S.lOp. ni.  LEAVE  KASLO:  Sunday at.S a. m!   ������ . .__   Tuesday'tit:. a.  Wkdniosday at 8 a. m.  Tnui'isD'AY at 8 a.'in.  FkidaY at. 3 a! hi'.  Satukday  at  a. in,  The right is reserved to change this schedule at  any time without notice. -  T. Allan,  Secretary.  J. W.  Tisoup,  Manager  -*������l  To  %^  THE SHORT  -. RAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria,,  Vancouver- & Puget;  Somid^and all Pacir  fie Coast Points, Sfc  Paul;  MFOIttL.  cation fo^.a Crqw;n Grant  tain View"'-Mincra". Claii.  gent lor h;.... Topping and' .1. >. lJey;  has liled. th. necessary papers. an,d mttdc appli-j  mtin favor-of the,"Moun- i  m, siuu'ite'diu tlie. Trail;  Creek Mining Division 'of West Kootenay:'    l" '*';  Adverse ctaimaiiLt's' musU forward'. t'heir objections .AVithin, fjO days frojn the date' of .tbis publication.  N". FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Xelsor. B. C. .    Gov't Agent.  3rd December, 1SS1.  .      Sdec W  Conveyancing, Notaries. ?ublid  'Min-ihg. Abstracts.  Complete.listspi*..xisti.i(j Mining location.-  ...    i   o      NEW DENVER, B. C.  "TCJ    C. ARTII[Jli,A.I\I., M.D.,     '  .   PHYSICIAN*,   Etc.  Co'koner for West Kootenay,  Oflice over. Nelson Drug Store,  . West JUaker street,  0 Kelson, B.C.  Calls at officepromptlyattcndcdtodayondniglit.  ;o, arid  Points Beyond1; -, -.  liod^-rn f;<iiiipiii(>nf.   ItockrlCallnsf Itoiiilbetl.  .ittradJvc tours via l.iilulli and l!ie.������i-,jiu.'  Lakes iti com)re.ion \vi,l!i cvc.tnaively  l>a������iseiis<'i- liOiils o! rsoillicrii S.S. Co.  Oii-ccl Connecti������.e v.;: .Velsou <*   Fort, Slir|������.  I������ai'������l ItallWay, al SiJohaiii'j'jiiMl via  C. A K. ._.-1\. t'. at. Hon iter's   Ferry.  NOTICE.  "Vf OTICE is, herebj', given thai Edinond llnney  ^_>-    has filed the necessary papersaiid made  application  for, a Crown. Grant In":-favor of ihe I  Mineral- Claim "Xiek'el- I'late" situated in the i  Trail Creek- Mining TJiVision. of. \\'cst Koblehav. [  ���������  AdA'rerse claimants,.if any'.1 must' file their objections With iit'e'witliin fi. days front' the date of  this publication in the British, CoJu.nbia.Gazette.  N. FlTZrtTL'BBS.'    '  Dated. "Nelson, B. C. Gov't Agent.  21st January, 1895. 75 26-1  For maps, tickets and complete .information  callo9i.._ae__l������.e.A-K, s, xyy. ���������o x, A.F.S,  Ky., or '   ���������     "f      - "���������   ���������'���������������������������'   ^  C.������. l������l.voii, ������i.n._Agc������l;' Siiokane.,WH^ji,  F.   I.   Wliitiiey,  ������;. |������. 4 t. a., s(, PhiiI _|^  F.-T. Abbott, Trarlfiig Freight ������i I'a.sx-iiaer  _������Kcn������, Si������(������h.iue, Hiisli.    * '       -' "  W, A. JOWETT  MjNINa &. REAL ESTATE BROKER  l.VSLRA_NX'K ami - - .  COM.MISSIO.V  l������KXT.  VICTORIA ST.,  NELSON, B. C. T? HE- MIN ER, :*E;LSON,-*'tB. C.������,SATURDA% -J& N-tyAj*Yf^.^stf.'  'lite Jttiiw,  fii  MINER- *s 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.  lYTRA CT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted  \ at i.J^.'fl/'c   of $3 per column inch, per  Month.  1NSIEMTAD VERTISEMENTS inserl-  ��������� ed at thc rate of ij cents per^ nonpareil line  first insertion. and io cents per line for each  subsequent insertion.    Advertisements/run-.  ningfor shorter periods than three months  are classed transient.  \.L COMMUNICA TIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address f  the writer. <.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  ul the shortest notice.  .'dress  P;he Miner.Printing*, Publishing Co.  NELSON,   B.C.  HIE RED  MOUNTAINS AIL WAY.  The application of the directors of this  (.np.iny, for an extension ofthe time'in  uch to cointnencetheir, line, has been,  fused by the  Provincial House.   The.  Ite, we are informed, was a close one,  Les 12,  noes 13.   The  applicants also  [sired po.\;.er,toi build- a narrow  gauge  |e, but this.part of their request, was.  xirted against by the committee to  Ihich the Bill   was submitted   in  the  Vial   course   before  coining   iuto   the  wse itself.   The names of tin* 13 legis-;  tors who voted against the Bill  have  |>t, reached us, but Aye think that w.h'p-  rer they were they were ill advised  in  Iking the action they did.   The pro-  [oters of the line askedfbr no guarantee  ' principal or: iuterest.    They  looked  sly to the usual land: grant and what  diic they might secure to recompense  Jem for their outlay, and. we believe  fiafc the establishment of the line"would  tve well re-imbursed the province for  [anting it these domains. . We  under-  |ind that Mr. .Cok'uix  wanted  an  fex-  Insion of only a month or two in which  correct or amend  the surveys ofthe  fie, which the snow at present,  renders  Ltreniely difficult.    In viewqft.he large  lid increasing output of the Rossland  Lines it is only reasonable to suppose.  Ut the Red Mountain  Raihvay  Avould  lot   waste   more   time   than could   be  lelped in putting itself into a position.  l>   handle   the   profitable   traffic   n^w  fering.   The line Avill probably now "be  linnnenceil and got Avell under Aveigh  fy the time its charter would otherwise  ixpire, viz.: the 16th April.    We believe  Hiat.the  more  railways "there  are,  in  tioderatioiT71lie be tteTf ol"~~t!lie^ou ntryT  ^e certainly do,not wish to see.British  poluinbia ore going out to be smelted in  h the United States, cAvhere every ton  pis to pay-somewhere about $5 for treat-  lii-iit and  $7   for  freight.    We  would  fatheivsee. the cost of treatment: spent  un'ong our own people and the cost of  reight:-saved    to    the    mine    owners.  re believe that the best Avay to secure  lese advantages Avould be to   build  the  bed    Mountain    Railway.      That,   line  lould act us an incentive to the C. P. R.  Ir other corporation to build  in' opposi-  fcon to it on this side, so that the miners  Lnd the province.avouIc! hav.e, the adyan-  jage of^coinpetition for their freights.  We publish in another column a letter  UmMB,, Coiibin correcting the state-  |ine,nts.iii.qiir; issue nt'.the 5th inst. as to  khe feeling between himself and tlie C.  ^ K.. Company. We* are glad-to be  prrected iii this matter and to Hud that  [houglii ,the lied.-Mountain Railway"  would apparently deprive the steamboat,  Company of a most profitable sljce of its  business it,and.the promoter of the rail-  [way are on good terms.   .  Since writing the above Ave learn that  [a. companyis already projected to con-  131 met ii line from "a point at or near"  )the "Trail Creek mines to some point as  [near,as.practicable to the junction of  [Trail C.re.ek and the Columbia River.'!  *VAn application with this, object is to,be  inade to the Dominion Parliament at its  f next session.  A-, GREAT DISCOVERY.  In our parliamentary report for the-  ^I8th inst. it-will-He. seen.' that the Ques-  ' nelle Prospecting Bill Avas read a second  [time. The bare announcement requires  [explanation, and.this explanation takes  \\xs back thousands of years to a time, "so  long ago that even the Fraser River  itself,-"Father of W;ater;s," did not exist.  A glance at a map; will shoAV that the  course of the Qnesnelle River, is mainly-  westerly and that it meets (and falls into)  at right angles the Fraser River,, which  here, flows southwards. The Quesnelle  River and; its branches are. highly aurir  ferous, and. it- is,, on themr mainly .that  most of the great Cariboo discoveries  have been made. Scientific geologists  visiting gQuewelle,. Mouth have, carried-  their investigations across the Fraser  River, opposite to the point at which  the Quesnelle now runs into it. .Their,  researches so far a,s they have gone.seejn  to indicate, that in bygqhe tini.es,,.so.re!?,  mote that they cannot be measured as Ave  measure time, the valley of the Fraser  did no-t exist and thatthe waters of;.the.  Quesnelle continued on their way Avest-  vvard to the sea. Yolcariic and: glacial  changes afterwards took place, cutting  off the Quesnelle channel at this.point  and opening up a new route for its  waters and those which were at this  time, brought down from the north, by  the course known.at the present day as,  the Fraser galley. Vast beds, of lava  overlay the coup try through which, under this supposition, the Quesnelle once  wandered, and it, is held that beneath,  this crust tlie ancient river, bed still  exists.with, its, treasures;.of, gold dust.  Who.has nqtr..dreamed, of. vybat .would  happen if some stream, say the Pend d'  Oreille, could be di\-erted and its bed laid  bare. What stor.es of gold, would.. npt, be  discovered in the crevices of. its rocky  bottom? Here in Cariboo the Avaters of;  a rive.;, famous.before, all rivers., fpr,. it_i������  golden treasures, have been diverted.  Only their place is taken by hundreds  of feet of rock and earth.. But roclc. apd  earth yield; up. their secrets before the.  miner's industry, while water still baffles  'him. But the task of probing into these  old-Avorld secrets is precarious and e'x-  pensive. A man, however, in the person-.  of Charles F. Law has been, found. ;to  undertake the exploration and,the bill  provides that he shall have, as a recompense for his undertaking, exclusive  license-to prospect over, ah area of-;five  miles square for the- terni. of tAvo years  for the purpose of locating, the lost river  bed. The. li.ll also stipulates, that the  prospector shall in each year during the  currency ofthe license expend not less  than $5,000 in.prospecting and exploring;  and in the event of his diseoA'ery and  locating the river bed he shall be en titled,  to a lease for a period1 of twenty years  for tho purpose of extracting gold.  The. riches), finds in the celebrated  Ballarat gold field in Australia have been  made in just,such another ancient river  bed, which has noAv been traced for miles  at a depth of 2,000 feet below the present,  surface, and it is from its long hidden  sands that the giant Australian nuggets  h7i:ve~l)^im"bfoTigh"t~trriigli"t.  her. Meanwhile that gay youth the Duke  of Or-Jeans is.creeping over the garden wall  by way off Belgium and comes courting  the shyimaid with the vvhite Bourbon lily  in his.button hole.' It will be-a.great Woav  to republican, sentiment if France once  again bows her only too Avilling neck to the  gaudy pdrnjis (which slie loves so well) of  a monarchy.  British.Columbia is going it.   It is well  perhaps that-it.s almost the least known  of her Majesty's dominions.     No sooner  have, we done with a lunatic asylum scandal  ofthe first order, and fully equipped with  every   horror,   than   the   Nanaimo   affair  comes into full blaze.   Here is the story as  it is alleged.   Remember the "alleged" as it  has not yet been.proved.   Thecity- wanted  a police.magistrate, but hesitated wheii it  opine to tbe question of paying him $1000  per a_.iinin.    But the. patriotic  Mr. Planta  stepped into the breach.   "I" said he '--will  take the job.   I will be your magistrate,  and Avilltake.as uiy salary the fiue. paid  iri the police court andmbreover I Avill feed  tbe prisoners and relieve the corporation  of some other little expenses."   What  a  splendid offer.   Naturally it was at once  accepted and. Mr. Plauta.. became, the Sa  trap of Nanaimo.' Woe to'all luckless well.  to do offenders   brought   before   him for  trivial offences.    That ������1000 had to   be  scraped up somehow and;all those hungry  prisoners had to. be.fed-. Sorbose .who could  afforded it '-'were, fined heavily and those  wlio coultMiot got offwith 14 days. ��������� There  is au enquiry now . going on  at Nanaimo  iuto the Municipal finances.   This enquiry  AY.as. proceeding smoothly   enough   until  the.other day when, Mr. PJanta being, under- examination,   adjourned;  for,, lunch  After lunch the commissioner waited for tho  distinguished witness.    Doubtless tie Avas  takinga nap after liis'midday meal, or perhaps be was feeding those unhappy prisoners who depended ou  the vice of the  community for their, daily bread; or else he  avus dragging the unwilling dollar   from  the pocket of some  wealthy  wroug d er.  .And so the commissioner Avaifed, but Mr.  Planta came not.   At last messengers were  sent and a search was commenced,  but no  Mr. !Plauta could; be. found.    But it was  ascertained tliat shortly, biefore, a sail boat  had spread.her wiugs, to, the. breeze and;  gaily sped from out the grimy  harbour <.f  dhe black diamond City,   lt is considered  probable.thathis, lunch disagreeded. with  Mr! Planta ahdTth.-t he tcok  the earliest  means of seeking the.more salubrious airs,  that play across the Avaters.ot* Puget Sound.  A month  ago the   asylum. disclosures  took us  back "to the last" century.    This  Nanaimo business is exactly on a par 'with  the .state of affairs that existed in  Egypt  under the cruel old administration,   and  which the British occupation : is specially  designed to check;" '  We wonder wbat.is coming next.  ������ESJ, winter has commenced .aiid the SKATES .are  going fast. But don't yqu know, that,you heeel  ^^s^jethlhg'/'feside outdoor amusement ? There, is. rib.  time like winter for practicing on some, instrument. _.. We h^ye  Banjos, , uitars, Violins and all the latest music, beside Pianos  an Organs and : * rrrr-������  ANYTHING IN THE WAY OE JjEWSP^EtlS;'  MD NEW NOVELS.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  Victoria Avants to be gay���������but does'nt  like to.all at once. Like two young parr.ons  at the Crystal Palace, on a bauk holiday  who take a glass*of beer on the sly, the  island city, is pietending. that it does not  want to see the "Liviug Pictures" which  tlie Calhoun.Opera Company proposes to  set before it. The good people of the Capital can stand the ballet iu its usual skirtless  attire. As long as the Coryphees keep  moving we suppose prudish virtue is not  shocked, but when,they group themselves  together and imitate in life some incident  Avhich' a great painter has immortalised oh  canvas, society is shocked. Apparently to  these good people a ballet ineaus nothing.  It is just a medley of glancing. Avhite  shoulders, twinkling ankles; with ever and  anon-a glimpse of something.mote. It,has  no meaning, at any rate none unless you  wish to see it. A most comfortable cloak  to hide prudery's blushes. But now the  shoulders, arms, bosoms, ankles etc. are all  to-be there, iiudwith a meaning. So manager ,1 amieson lias to couie.out in the columns of the leading journal and explain  that these pictures are hob,as other living  pictures. We suppose the public, of Vic  toria will comfort its. outraged.modesty  Avith this statement;aiid; go., and. gaze and  gape and gasp at the uncovered beauties of  the human form divine entirely satisfied  with.the managerial assurance that there  is nothing shocking about-it.  We will deliver, your news at your door if you, want, it' regularly.  Oh! yes, we forgot to. say that we have a big, stock of sewing  machine needles and oil:  TXr33SF  NEW SUITINGS:  NEW TRiQtrSERINSS'  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.  We point with pride to ft'paragraph in  our New Denver-corespondents letter tins  week which states,that a car load of Iluec-  cau,ore,.containing, lor'.tous'i has,:.given, at  the Omaha smelters 15,000 ounces di silver.  1000 ounces to the ton. Taking, silver nt  60 cents an ounce, a ton of that ore is woith  #600 and the Avho'ie car load #9000. It is  not pretended that all the Rueccau ore is  of that value.- But there is'more of it, and  veins equally rich exist on the adjacent*  claims.  In copyiug a paragraph which will be  found under our Canadian "news from the  Wiuuipeg Free'Press,- Ave have cl������tt the  title of the hero as that-paper puts it. We  recommendour contemporary to hurry lip  a bit and to, come up to date.  A CORRECTION.  Editor of the Miner :        -  Dear Sir,���������My attention has just be,en  called to your article in The Mixer of  the 5th*inst. and Pdesire io correct the  statement or impression conveyed therein that antagonism exists, betv-'een^the  C: & K. Steam Navigation Company  and myself. Doiibtlest. you had information that lead' you to believe that  such AA'as the casts but in justice to myself and that company I 'am pleased to  say that our relations are and have been  entirely harmonious and that if [ had  "taken no pains to conciliate," etc., it  has been because"I was notaware_of any  differences to be conciliated or harmonized. I read your paper Aveekly and,  have ahvays been impressed with its  fairness and.evident desire to. be right  and shall be obliged if you Avill publish  this in your next issue. .   -     .  Very truly yours;   ��������� -    -  D.'C. Corbin.  [We are-glad to be corrected in this  matter and to find that tAvo aL least of  our transportation companies are on  good terms with each other.���������Ed:["  o  <**  o  a  h  ������  '^"^  qLy  ���������t-4  X  o  CO  m  CO  c3.  __-  Ea-3*'  =S  c_  Q_S  ���������CS>  t__3  C_i_3  ML  s  o,  c4  .5:  ���������is-  B.  ca :  1.  eg  z  z  p  Wi  CO  3  O  a.  <  ui  z  z  CAPITAL <iill;palil n|������), 91^������eo^eO������  RKST,      ....      ������,WNI,4NM  Sir DONALD A. SMITHi ..Presides.  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,....������.Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General "Munagw  .rfS-WKITl. FOK 1 ll-llliV.  KiOTICK.  NOTICE is hereby given that Henry E.' Croasdaile/as agent for the Hall Mines, Limited;  has filed the necessary papers and made application for a'Ci'OAvn Grant iir favoi-'-of the- -Mineral  Claim "Koh-i-noor," situated on Toad Mountain,  in the Nelson Mining'division, of West, Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any; must Iile, .their, ols-  iections within CO days of the date of this publication. . N.  KITZSTUliBS,  cation.  Dated Nelson, B. C.  281 h December," 1891.  71.dcc29.  -GoA'|t Accent.  Neslon Branch: Ni W: Ooraer Baker  . Stanley Streets.  andf  Branches in London (England), >New York.and'  .  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  Buy   and  Transfers.  sell   Sterling Exchange and  Cable  Grant coinmerical and traA'ellcr's credits, aA:  able in any part of the.world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc."  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  ��������� Rate of interest at present 3. per cent.  BANK OF  J" /!> AVELL,, M: A. F. G; S.-, Avill.be pleased  ��������� \j - to hear of any position or occupation  in the,line, of Metallurgy. Assaying.' &c.,- as he  intends making British Columbia his home.  Positions already.h'sld:   ���������  Leeturei: on and Practical Assayer and _\Ietul-  lurgist.  Instructor.in Practical ElectrlciLy.  Lectui-er on Practical and Applied (Jliemistry.  Lecturer on Geology. :      ��������� l.   -  Address till April,  Danemcad,  AVest gate on Sea, -  "Kent, England.  74  Some time ago Ave made some remarks  upon the appointment of the' Kaslo City  Clerk to be city auditor. We learn now  that-the,announcement upon, which, these  remarks1' were made was incorrect. Mr.  Maxwell; the present City Clerk was not  appointed to audit his own accounts but  those of his predecessor. We  under Section-137. of-the Municipal Act  1_92 the appointnieut'of the  auditor, is.  Inland Construction and De-  Q ������������������. velopment Co.,.Ltd.  IIKAM.OFFUX:  524-526 G0ED0VA ST., YAN0.0TJVEE, B, 0.  loth January, 1S95;  T.o Whom it May Coneekn:  VANCOUVER, B.C.  Buxton & Rodney  ���������AVlIOI-KSAl.-i A.ND JIKTAII  C������  QJc,  Agents for the celebrated'- L.   &'   CO.  (Loewe- kjGb.) 35. B. B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes.  TAKE- NOTICE that-all accounts oiitr  notice that j standing against the Inland Construction  of-;and''De\'el6puient   Co.," Ltd,-   must-  be  in ; rendered to me in full detail at the head  ilieJhaRds,.of?thejLieut.-Gov������ruor.   It cer- i office of the Company- in  Vancouver as j  tainly should not be in  the hands of  the i above on or- before the loth- day ..fFeb- ,  council. i ruary, 1.895, or in default the Company   . | Avill;not- be liable-for payment of same.  A-,'large.stock;6f ---OW-N'MAK_&-- TipeaA  Tobaccos" of- all'kinds'' and* all" smoker's J  requisites kept-on hand. ���������  (Incorporate- by Roj-a  Charter, i86r.| -  CAPITAL (paid up), ������000,000. ..    $?,9;i������,QO  ^      - (With po������������r to  ncrcasc.  Ut:i*I.KVK FIIM������, * UO,000      .     .        1,'������C5,333  .aSTELSO-N"   B-R_A.aSTC������E.  Corner.of;IJaker and Sunley streets  BBANCHES =  Canada���������-Victoria, Vancouver, New A\*cstmi-  ster, Nanaimo and Kamloops:  Unitki) S'i-atks���������San Francisco, Portland, Tacoma, and Seattle.-  HP:aD OFFICIO: (.U Lombard street, LONDON  Knglund. (1  , AGENTS Am. C0REESP0NDENTS i  CANADA���������Canadian. Dank" of  Commerce  and  branches; Merchants' Dank of. Canada-, and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and'Dran-  ches; -Molsou's Dank and branches; Bank-'  Nova Scotia  UNITED STATES-Agcnts Canadian Dank of  Commerce, New.Yoi-K  Bank of Nova Scotia. Chicago."  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  (RAVINGS   DEPARTMENT���������  Deposits received at ?l and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3. per cent.  ��������� per annum.- " ' " "   ������ :  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. . A^ent.  mim.v*;.  1_>-   C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the United States  METALLURGIST. .ASSAYER,  AND MINING KNGINKKK  Er^uce.haa!. losjt. l_jer.7 lrea^T-^both heads.!  Premier and "President'will' have none of  W. Carter Sampsqn,    '.  77 ' '   * Sec.-Treasurer.  coi:.\tki  ������BU���������������fe������l-v KOS*   .MOMITI.T   p        rtic8 reported on  ATTCXUM) Tj������..  _C___:___  TK-AJDE &-CTJ?&I-,TJ������?D  All -assays mid-rtaken-'  Furaaces and coiic<_iitrntiii������;plauts;plajam)A  and-erected. Treatment for ores given. .Ores  bought and sold.   Box 10, Vancouver. B.C. o  ��������� --.y. rf.v.Y.  /,,_ f>nntim^^^iMo^} &'6i; SATOR^AYi'j'AN'U-AR-Y- 26, 1895.  "'������������������������������������   2^"CANADIAN   NEWS.'-������������������-������������������'{  L'.'Dcg poisiniiigis rife in ;\Vii*nipeg.  ;;. .  c... Kingston:.sjto haye.a.U-unicipal bpqd:  .ling.inq.uii.iy. ���������  The legislature of the Province of Quebec has been prorogued.  J.-S. A. Chisholm, of Halifax, brolher-  in-law of the late  Sir John  Thompson,  has been nominated to.fill  the vacancy  .in  the Dominion   House   of Commons  caused by the death of the late Premier.  The books of the Electric Light Co.  of   Toronto   have  been  seized    by   the  Eolice.    They filled two express wagons,  ave been taken to the office of County  Crown Attorney Curre.y.  Chas. Elliot, lawyer, of Brantford, has  been committed for trial for burglary in  the counting house of Hardy, Wilkes &  Hardy. The prisoner pleaded guilty to  a charge of stealing laAV books.  At latest dates the subscriptions to the  Sir John Thompson" memorial fund  amounted only to $15,000. It is currently reported that the Governor-General  has, in lieu of a subscription to the fund,  offered to defray the cost of the support  and education of the late Premier's two  sons, who are iioav studying laAV in  Toronto, until such time as they become  barristers and are able to follow their  profession.  The supreme court of Canada sitting at  OttaAva when there were present Judges  Taschereau, Gwynne, SedgeAyick and King,  gave judgment in the constitutional case  referred by the governor-general-in-council,  involving the question whether the provin-  cil legislature had power to totally prohibit  the liquor traffic. By a majority of three  to two the court decided that the provincial  legislature had not the poAver.  An interesting feature at last night's  meeting of Prince Rupert, Masonic lodge,  says the Manitoba Free Press, was the  reading of a letter from General Sir Garnet  Wolesley and the presentation to the lodge  of a photograph, which accompanied it,  representing Sir Garnet in full field  marshal's uniform. General Wolseley has  always evinced great iuterest in this lodge,  which was formed from members of the  expeditionary force which came here in  1869 under his command. Last year the  members showed their appreciation of this  kind interest by sending the famous soldier  a group portrait of the survivors of the ex-,  pedition now members of Prince Rupert's  lodge. Among the veterans in this group  were Colonel McMillan, George Black,  Herbert Swinford, Chas. N. Bell, R. J.  Jones, Judge Walker, Capt. Doidge and  .Major D. H.Nash. Sir Garnet writes the  lod-je a most interesting letter, wishing it  continued success and expressed his unabated interest and faith in Manitoba.  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay.  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  "7K  .���������������..:..  Tff  rVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  ^ accordance with the Statutes, that.  Provincial Revenue Tax' and' all taxes  levied under the "Asses,-111 ent Act" are  iioav clue for-the .yeiir 18J.5. All ofthe  above named taxes, collectible within  Ihe Southern Division of the. District of West Kootenay, are uoav payable  at my office.  Assessed Taxes are  collectible at  the  folloAVing rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1895���������-  One-half of one per cent, on  real property. 0  Two per cent, on the assessed value of  wild land.  One-third of one per cent, on personal  property.  One-half of one per cent, on  income. '���������  If paid after June 30th, 1S95���������-  Two-thirds of one per cent,  ou  real  property.  Two   and one-half per cent!   on   (he  assessed value of Avild land.  One half of one per  cent,  on personal  property.  Three-fourths of one per cent,  on  income.  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  male person over 18 years.  O.'g. DENNIS,  Acting Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 26th, 1895.  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE NEW, FAST : .���������  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Outers sent through  the pursers of the steamboats Nelson or  AiusAvorth, with Avhdm arrangements can  be made, or by mail or telegraph to C. "VV.  Busk, Balfour, will receive prompt  attention. (19)  ava-  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  Many persons have been killed by  lanches near Astunis in Spain.  Lord Brassey has been appointed  Governor of Victoria, Australia.  The Dig Lake Colliery at Hanley, England, has been flooded and over 100  miners are drowned.  Closely following ou the resignation  of  ���������M. Dupuy Premier of France came  that  of M. Casimir-Perier the President.    .Both  statesmen hold office until their successor  -is-appointed--MrFrancoi8-Felix-Faure-hasj  succeeded M. Perier as President.  May Yohe, the well -known American  actress Avho is noAv the rage in Loudon  was married at Hampstead Parish  Church on the 27th Nouember last to  Lord Francis Hope brotheV of the Earl  of HopetoAvn. not of tlie Duke of New  Castle as has been stated.      .    ������  The Times correspondent in Kobe telegraphs: "It is reported that several transports have left Tjina with a portion of the  third Japanese army. It is expected that  the embarking will be completed on the  eleventh. The Emperor gave an audience  to the commanding officers on the sixth.  The transports will rendezvous near Chemulpo and are expected to land troops at  two places on the Shang Tung coast, south  of Wei Hai Wei." .      *  > The Times correspondent in Hong Kong  says that Admiral Freemantle. has gone  with the fleet to Avatch Japanese movements.  NOBLE INVALIDS-  While the Duke of Argyll was addressing  a political meeting in Glasgow he suddenly became pale, his voice sank to a  whisper, and he reeled and fell, insensible  into the arms of Lord Kelvin, one of the  bystanders. The audience became greatly  excited. The Duke shortly re-opened his  eyes, gazed vacantly around and slowly recovered consciousness. J He - then asked  friends to telegraph for his son, the Marquis of Lorhe, his daughter, Lady Francis,  was present. The Duke.was removed to  Lord Kelvin's residence on a stretcher and  three physicians were summoned to attend  him. The physicians agreed that the  Duke's condition was critical, and they  decided to remain with him during the  night. At midnight Dr. Anderson said  tnat the Duke had suffered an attack of  syncope, but there had been no return of  the faintness. The doctors had great difficulty in restoring the patient's temperature.  The Duke has since announced his retirement from public life and is reported  weaker and more feverish.  Lord Randolph Churchill is in a comatose  condit on and is believed to be sinking.  Of  ia  ,%<%^-,4/^^'%<%/**VV*V%/%/%/%%'%^  t  **'    V-  The Post Town at tlie head of  TRAIL CREEK, WEST KOOTENAY1  And close to the Le Roi, War Eagle and other G-old Mines  now shipping ore.       .  ��������� ���������  The Great Gold Gamp of the Province  From 60 to 80 tons now being shipped daily frorii the town.   Within one day of  Spokane, via Northport, Wash., and accessible by the steamers ofthe C. &  K. S. N. Co. on the Columbia River, via Trail Landing.  PROPERTY   IS   STEADILY   INCREASING   IN   VALUE.  W. M. MWT0N, Agent  for the  Townsite  Proprietors)  7K  JOB  PRINTING  AT  THE   MINER  -Cnrii-y Kl������i;k, Xelsoii, it. ���������.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORKS  if  General Founders,, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturer*!  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marine!  Work a-Specialty.  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS.  From 1st January and till further  notice the rate of interest allowed on  Savings Bank deposits bythis Bank will  be three per cent. (3%) per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  ������������������     * Manager.  .Baxk_of_BritisjlC.olum.__-A,.  Nelson, 28th November, 1894.  _    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. (8%) per annum.  A.B.BUCHANAN,  59 Manager.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days from  _1A the date hereof 1 intend to appfv for a  Crown Grant to tlie "Calcium" Mineral Claim,  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 the field notes and plat can be seen at  thc oflice of the Government Agent, Nelson.  Nelson, B. C��������� "'  ANDREW" B. HENDRYX.'  December 20th, 1891.      22dcc 70  NOTICE.  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  "Jessie," situated in the Nelson Mining" Division  of West Kootenay. Adverse claimants, if any,  must file their objections with me within (JO days  from thc date of this publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C. Gov't Agent.  ' 10th December, 1891. ."        67  WEEKLY PRICES, F.O.B., COLVILLE- j  Saturday, January 26th, 1895.  SOLI:   M1MIACTliiCKHS   OF    till:  Hay, mixed, $G to ������6.50 Per ton  Hay, timothy, $7 to $7.50      "  Oats. 70 cts .'-'. Per owl  Potatoes. 45 cts ���������       "  Turnips, 75 cts        "  Rutabaga, 05 cts  ���������    "  Cabbage, SI.'   Carrots, 05 cts       "  Beets. 75 cts       ".  Onions. $1...'............... '.Y. !���������..      "  Chickens, ������2.50 . .Per do;.  Hens, ������1 r       "  -  Ducks. SO   Turkeys, 812 :'   ,   ������'  Dressed Hogs, 5. cts ! Per lb  Dressed Beef 1 cts... .*.      "  (52) .HiI.I US KHRMlli, -tfuiiug-r.  CUSTOMS BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE  OmofllarasliiuCoi.C,.!  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  VANCOUVER,    B.    O.  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,!  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  i We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings, Brass  j Goods,   Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, Oils,  _____-._.__, andLubricantsrete.���������~~ ���������* ~���������-'.r ~" : ' ' ������������������*���������:���������'���������^-  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Comer Alexander Street, and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. 0. /'  D.  CARTMEL,        J. W. CAMPION,        J. E. W. rvlACFARLANEV  Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manager,  UPTURE  More CURES  have been effected . by my  " with  Trusses,  perfect ease to wearer, than by all other  devices combined. They retain largest  Rupture under severest strain. A system of fitting has been perfected the  last 38 years, fully equal tqjpersonal  examination by mall.  to overcome  ; 111. boo-C free  CHAKU8 CLOT!   1M Kin* St.W..Torra������,  patents  toqvercome DEFORMITY]  VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in. u  NANAIMO TO VANCOUVER.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.'  Vancouver ami \ortlici-n Settlements.  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. ."  '      ��������� '      " ��������� -  _������OOI������l'VIf.LE FEKKY.  Leave Moodyville���������7, 9, 11:45 a. m., 2:30, 4:30  p.ni.  Leave Vancouver���������8, .10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m. _,-  JJ2T Steamers and .Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing, and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  W. F. Tori������_L\<_, Manager.  Telephone 94. P. O. Box 771  THE OLD RELIABLE  ���������.������������������������������������     INSTILL TO THE FRONT!  BAKER STREET,          .' : ���������. ��������� ��������� *  -   _  nelson, b c.     ns-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  nient 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 FOB  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. R. corner Baker ahd Josephine streets,"  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.    Collections made.    Conveyancing documents drawn up  Tcwn Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.

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