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Array THE MINES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE EIOHEST Iff  AMEETOA. '  THE OEES AEE HIGH?. '  GOLD, SILVEfi, COPPEE  AND LEAD."  Whole  Number-a^5.*lL  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday,  February 23,   1S95.  Price Five Cents.  Xe.w York.  Feb.  lClli  18th      ifli.li  L'Olh  .1st  Sll.Viat  r,\)i  .V.I-           lit).!  lioa  IX)  ljICAl)  ���������  :i.i2'     :i.!'.'  :i.i2'  ���������  NEWS  OF THE GAMPS.  FSESH STEIKES OF OEE.  (JOlTKU.  Livi'iirooi., 1st Pah., 1S<)5.  Tlie large American shipments made  during the early part of the month, in  execution of orders booked sonic time ago,  hud ii depressing effect on our market,  mill t;ood meiehanlable copper fell (rom  ������.0 10s. 3d. on llu; 2nd. ulto. to ������'10 7k. (i.  on the 10th, recovering to������11 on the21st,  but falling again to ������-10 5s. on tho 31. and  to ������40 Is. Od. today, tho large exports of  gold from the United Slates causing fear  tliat.it, would soon command a premium  and induce increased shipments of copper  to Europe.���������fames   Lewis &���������' Sons Cimilur.  T'j <��������� Nliiiitu Miiiiuljiln., ii,.,.. Viliii'il Willi Sil-  vi-r���������.Mil)iiiM<iiis Inrucr I linn ever.  Ore SIiI|>ijh'Ii|k..  Fob. SI, Noble Five lo Omaha   "   it, ltiiccunu "        ���������'   !). Alamo "  "   !), Slocim Star "      -.,  ..  "   11, Last. Chiin-tt to Great Fulls....  "   !l, Cumburliind lo Omaha    "   ������.), Idaho "        " 10, Slocim Sinr "      -.,  " 10, Noble Five "        " 10, Idaho "        " 13, Slocan Star "        " 13, Uueeeiiu "        " 14, Slocuii Star "        Jan. 18, Idaho "        "   21, Cuniberlaiul       "     ...'.   "   21, Cumberland        "        Feb. 20, Little Phil lo Smeller, .lout.  'ON?.  115  flj  (iu  Ml  :������i  15  CO  35  35  110  15  15  20  15.  15  30  30.1  1.029 J  Tho above arc various shipments not previously reported which were taken ont by  small steamers on the Columbia River. Owing  lo the soft weather no ore is coming out via  Trail Landing.  Nelson   Trail Creek feold oro)   Ainsworth   Slocan via;Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp   Ex. Blue Bell   TONS        071   3,173        235        (W0    3,7!HiJ        500  j  0,3551  TriiuitVrs.  NEW DEXVj"K. ,  Feb. S���������Lone Slur,���������O. Mil! to K. .McTiiggart.  1 interest, ?l.  Fub. II,���������Little iving.���������I.J. Ilennchsey to .1.  M-Cluiiran, full interest, SI.  Feb. 11.���������Silver Stale,���������H. Finnell to J. Col-  lotlo, 1-20 interesl. ?250.  IIONO- AND  A(:iiKlC.Mi:.N"l'S.  Feb. 11,���������Cmnbcrland,���������F. I''. -lacna^liten. JI.  Clair, I. Clair. S. Whit laker anil .1. Mcliale to  to W. C. Yawkuy, bond for $2_.(I00. $15,000 cash,  810.000 ������ months.  Feb. ll.-r-Daisy and l_ist.rn,���������F. F. *_Iac-  ; nuKlitcn. M. Clair, S. Whit taker, full interest,  $1, agreement, to transfer upon payment in full  of Cumberland bond;  Feb. ll.-lLijlh Ore, F. F. M-N'iigliton to \V.  C. Yawkcy, ' interest, ������1, agreement to transfer upon payment in full of Cuniberlaiul bond.  Feb. 12,���������Monday, Sdushine, Oregon, ami  Yakima,���������J. Skuhiil lo A. S. Murphy,-1 micros!,  f.3,(KX), bond  payable SiMX) forthwith, ?2,5U0 in  ���������_   Iliul.i-lS.  ItHCKl-T.  Feb. 8,���������Antoine.���������Receipt by IT. Cody for  8750 on bill of sale dated Sept. Oth, 1SII1.  (I'-roin our eorrespondents.)  NICW  DKNVKR.  When writing last week the negotia-  tions for the sale of the Cumberland  mine were still proceeding. Thai is now  ii niiiller of ancient history. Tho town  was very lively for ii few days but has  again resumed its normal quietude. The  acquisition of ilie properly hy the  parties interested in the Idaho mine immensely improves thiit property, while  the concentrator will hiive another feeder.  The supply of water to be obtained from  Howson Creek being too small for the  needs of the concentrator a ilumc will bo  constructed from Ihe.South Fork of Car-  pentcr Greek and a survey is now being  made for the purpose of locating a route.  An entertainment was held in the  chinch this \vee,k iit which the principal  attraction was Ihe siuyiny of Smithorin-  gale. A dance followed which was largely  attended.  Since tlie beginning of the year lhe  Slocau mines have shipped 2151 tons of  ore, which is valued for customs purposes at 55100 a ton, making a gross revenue of S21_,1U00.  The Wonderful has joined the list of  shipping mines. The lirst shipment of  35 tons went out hist week. At the same  time a rich strike of clean ore was struck  in the mine, Thi3 mine is being worked  under bond by J. A. Finch and is rapidly  developing into a first class property.  E.J. Mat hows intends t > increase the  force on the Lucky Jim and more men  will be put on al the Alpha as S' on as  room cau be made for them.  The Goodenough is now under the care  of J. A. Whittier.  News of fresh strikes are continually  coming in. Besides the Alpha, unexpected ledges have been sLruck in the  Bcuccau, Yakima, aud Wonderful, while  two ledges have been found in the Ivanhoe. The farther they penetrate into it  the more certain it seems that those  Slocan mountain, are veined with silver.  boat liivisic.  .tuning l-'xlrii-lit.  The Anaconda, Montana, coal properties are soon to ho put in operation. One  hundred coke ovens aro already finished  and the coal washing plant .is in operation and working well. Within a few-  days the ovens will he charged aud the  manufacture of coke commenced.  e  In his decision in the case of Dibble vs.  ' the Castle ChieE .lining Company ot. al.,  ���������Judge Gardner of South  Dakota,  facetiously says:   "For  the purpose--of enabling? myself to more intelligently weigh  the testimony iu the case I have visited  - the premises in  coniioveisy.    And while  a there is much testimony to show that the,  value'of the labor performed  on each of  said claims for the year 181)2 exceeded  8100, "since  inspecting said claims I am  quite clearly of  the opinion  thai if said  opinion is'true,  the labor of miners al  that   time   commanded a much  higher  compensation   thaii   does   the labor of  lawyers or circuit judges."  In  a letter from   Paris,'   William 11.  Towusend says:   "There is now a considerable boom here in  Paris',  in London  and iu Berlin in gold mines.    At present  it is'confined entirely  (<> South  Africa,  but i,believe  that before  midsummer ii  will extend so as to  take in the newer  gold districts of the United States.   The  center of the movement is iu London, but  Paris is rapidly wanning up and Merlin  is just beginning.   During the last four ;  ' months the  -Yen'chmon have sent over;  200,000,000 francs to "Loudon for the pur- j  cliase of mining shares."  Th������ Shasla Courier says more snow is j  stacked, up' iu the mountains than ha.;  been known since 1SGJ,' and when the.  spring rains and thaws come there will \  probably be considerable damage to.pio-1  perty by rushing Hoods. The deposit on j  Mt. Shasta and all the country about its :  base is the deepest known for yeiirs.ninl  when the snow melts in the spring the  Sacramento and McGloud will boom.  The Idaho Avalanche recently announced a "popular mine" scheme, a prize to  go to the mine having the most votes in  its favor for the productive quality of the  ,mine, ils management, method of. work-  'rug, ventilation, aud general advantages.  The best mine iu the camp got one vote,  and a."mine" that has never produced a  pound of ore got 165. At this juncture  the Avalanche disgustedly announced  the contest olF.  The recent closing of the Everett,  Wash., smelter, is the unsatisfactory outcome of a 33,000,000 investment by-  Standard Oil-1 million aires in it and the  Monte Cristo gold quartz mines, which  proved too rebellious even as a smelting  proposition. Mr. W. E. Everette, of Tacoma, long since reported adversely on  the proposition, but au eastern expert  reported favorably, the investment resulting therefrom.  A bill in the Montana Legislature fixes  a standard of water measurement aud the  equivalent of a miner's inch. A cubic  foot of water, 7.48 gallons, is declaied the  legal standard of measurement. One  hundred miner's inches are e^nivalent to  a flow of liy2 cubic feet, 18.7 gallons per  second.  . Thc last chinook \v_ had' took off mote  snow than any of its predecessors this  wint.r. .11 was an ideal wind of the kind  and ali very well while it lasted, but a  change came suddenly: the wind veered  round.to due north and iu a short time  everything was frozen still". Up lo this  time horses could rustle out nnd get  along fairly well, but new it is impossible  for them to paw the snow as it is almost  as solid as ice.  - The [luliaus aro losing a great many  ponies but they do not seem to^care much.  Out of the whole band of Indians Iwo.had  the nerve and  foresight to spend  a few  days puttiug tip hay.   The stock of those  two hustlers are wintering well, but that  belonging  to  their slothful  brethren is  succumbing right and  left to cold  and  hunger.     That,    '"f olish   virgin"   yarn  should be impressed on  their memory.  The. Indian gamesters   will   have   hard  work    getting   a   sufficient   number   of  "plugs" through   the  winter with which  to start their gambling season iu a decent  manner.    As a rule u Siwash has no cash  so he contents  himself by putting up a  cayiisc lor au  ante.    When  those chips  are slaked���������and lost of course���������he puts  u|>bis housoholdjileL������___l_,_t_,i__________Uies.  he wcaiv, and if is no uncommon sight  lo sec a si wash waudering around, his  only covering being a diminutive breech  clout. The gambling season is their pic  nic time.. It is then they do most, of their  foraging and pillaging of white men's  houses, the spoil from which is generally  carried across lo Uncle Sam's country  and there gambled oil'.  Mr. Chirk Quairie, the genial host of  the .Boundary Line Hotel, Ockonook,  met with rather a seri ns accident yesterday afternoon. In crossing the river on  the ice, which, by the way. is like a sheet,  of glass, he slipped and fell sustaining a  fracture of the arm above the elbow. He  is laid up and con lined to his room, but  expects to be around again in a short  time.  Miss , Belle Lucas, only.daughter of  Captain F. M. Lucas, of steamboat  ''Jlaly's'' fame, was married at Bonner's  Ferry'ou Thursday to Mr. Dan. Chisholm  of Kooteuay Valley, rancher and trader.  Theie appeals to be a matrimonial wave  sweeping over the valley. Oilier marriages aro talked of, and .between now  and high water a few more will be added  to thc list of benedicts. -'  Trappers who.have come down from  Suiter Creek report that some British  Columbia Kootenay River Indians had  stolen all their traps aud about-forty,  marten skius. Of course without an officer ou the ground redress'is out of the  question. These Indians are without a  doubt a pretty tough crowd.  Mr. Sam. Billings is busy erecting a  building next the Boundary Line Hotel,1  "Ockonook, which he intends to stock with  goods usually carried by a general store  and will open in the early spring. As  things are now we cau never get what we  want at the line and what we do get costs  very dear.' When'the new store is.opened  we look forward to having our requirements filled, aud at modciate prices.  Competition will surely do this for us. At  any rate Mr. Billings is exceedingly  popular among all classes in the valley  aud I have not the slightest. doubt that  he will have his due share of the custom.  1 Bonner's Ferry has had, like Kaslo, its  full share of troubles ^ these .. i-ist "few  months. An enoi mous ice jam formed a  little distance above Kaiser's, causing the  water ro back up. The jam' bioke eventually -and changed the channel of the  river instanter, rushing and tearing along  and undermining lhe Kaiser Hotel, which  had to be moved back 200 feet or so.  General Kaiser has surely a pretty strong  heart. This building-just removed was  but a recent, erection at great expense to  take the place of his other building swept  by tbe flood, and tho previous one having been devastated by lire a short time  before.  Frank Little's saloon is about whore the  Hteamboals will land in the spring.  Charlie Robertson continues to keep  Rood time in delivering the mail. He lias  ii spanking good team, which has had  lots to do getting through some pretty  hard trips.  Two trappers came over from the divide  the other day and report that the Fort  Steele trail is iu bad shape. They say it is  impossible for anyone to go over the trail  until it is out out. They bad to pick their  way in and out. We fully expected that  this work would have been done last fall  but were disappointed. We hope lo have  a little "dab" ont; of the present appro-  pi iations for South Kooteuay. We want  trails and roads up here sure enough.  For the last three years we have only had  a nominal sum expended on trails. There  ought to be a trail cut up on the North  Fork of Goat River. Four or live miles  would be about the length of it, and from  that on it is a comparatively easy country  to get over. It is teeming with mineral,  copper, silver and gold, and when the  railroad comes down the miuing business  will hum. Numerous' claims have beon  located, some of great value. The New  Leadville with about two and a half feet  of solid galena on the surface, is immedi  ately on the banks of the North Fork of  Goat River and about five miles from  the Fort Steele trail. There are also the  Gypsy Queen and Mountain Lion. If  only those f. w miles of trail were out this  country would surely be heard from.  This winter is a perfect paradise for  skaters, lakes and rivers being covered  over with perfectly smooth ice. One  could skate all the way from Bonner's  Ferry to the head of Kootenay Lake and  on the' way encounter nothing rougher  in the shape of ice than that similar to  the polished surface of a mirror.  A Berions accident happened this fore-  ooou to Bill Connell at Albert Jefferson's  wood camp. He was engaged with his  partuer in cutting down a large fir. The  tree went the wrong way, slipped oft'the  stump aud caught Connell, pinning him  to the ground. His right leg was broken  in several places. He was taken up to  Bonner's Ferry light away, where he will  Ket proper attention. He has a wife and  family living near Seattle.  LATEST INTELLIGENCE.  THE HOUSE PE0K0GUED.  Ki-sloriitliiii    i������r    Siirl'ai-i'     It lull (K    |���������   Ki'-  t'lll-lll'll    ((width.  Just as we go to press this morning  the following telegram from a correspondent in Victoria readies us.  "The House was prorogued on Thursday. An amendment to the Mineral Act  restores surface rights. The timber now  belongs to thc recorded owners."  N'AKUSl'.  Outside capitalists are making enquiries about the mica deposits at Nakusp.  It development proves the continuity of  the deposit, the property will be worked  on a large scale.  AL.BEKN..  It. is probable that before very long  a quart/; mill will be erected at Mineral  creek, Alberni, to work the rich free  milling gold ore that has recently been  struck there. ' Mr. George Brown,  who came here a few days ago from  Mineral creek for the purpose of interesting capital, is already in negotiations which promise to result very  shortly in a very satisfactory maimer.  Some of the samples he brought down  with him have also been sent to California. The specimens show fine,  clean quartz fairly studded with gold,  ns rich free milling ore as one could  wish.  The first find was made by Sam Dart-  fiii'thc Alberni claim six weeks ago.  At ii depib of ten feet the ledge is 18  ���������inclies-wi(le,-iissays-ov'ei'-$l,000-a��������� ton,-  iind is widening out steadily. Mr.  Jjrown and iinother, man have the adjoining claim, "The Missing Link."  This is a continuation of the ledge on  the Alberni .and looks equally well.  Already Mineral creek has been taken  up from one end to the other, and with  Ihe short; time that work has been iu  progress the showing is wonderfully  line. On China creek lumber is being  sawed anil preparations are going on  for developing Bainbridge _. McQuillan's hydraulic claims. Jones & Garrett are working away at their bench  diggings .Lj-re'e miles above the hydraulic cli'iinis and-Gleeson & Camp-  hell are putting down a shaft on their  placer mine oii Mineral creek to strike  bedrock. They are ab present down  .wo'iityofeel. aiiil in good pay dirt.  , On iho Golden h'agle and King Solo-  nion mines the snow is as yet too'deep  to work but preparations have been  made to start in and cross cut the  Golden i'agle tunnel just as soon'as  the snow goes. A hotel and store for  the miners has been opened at the  mouth of Mineral creek by a man |  named De Bean.���������Colonist.  Abxliiincrx, llvvar,;,  The British Medical Association has  been investigating the question of longevity in connection with the use of  nlcoholie beverages, with the. following  results:  Deaths to the number ot 4,234 taken  nt random, show the average age of temperate drinkers to be sixty-three years;  cureless drinkers lifty-nine; free drnkers  fifty-seven years; intemperate 'drinkers,-  fifty-lhrec years; total abstainers, tifty-  one years. The analysis in tho case of  those who reached the age of over eighty  shows that fifteen per cent, were total  abstainers, ten per cent, heavy drinkers  itnd 74 per cent, moderate drinkers. Of  those whh lived more than ninety years  fifteen per cent, were total abstainers,  nine per cent, were hard and seventy-five  per cent, moderate drinkers. ,Th.-Britis!i  Medical Association comprises the bulk  of the most eminent physi.ians" ami surgeons, in Great Britain; the weight of  their authority cannot, be gainsaid.  riiouo^i-aiihif t'lix-ko.  Phonographic clocks, which verbally  iiunounce the hours of the day, are made  in Geneva. You can get a"clock that  will speak in any of the modern languages.  LO0AL NEWS.  During Lent there will be services  every Sunday iu the English church.  Col. Buker, the Minister of Mines, will  probably pay Nelson a visit during the  month of May.  Mr, Germaine has come from Vancouver to take the place of Mr. Finucane  of the Bank of Montreal during his absence.  dlotel keepers and others who use ice  have been disappointed in getting in their  supplies from the lake and aro having  some trouble in getting in their stock.  Owing to the thaw, the streets are well  nigh impassable and passengers have to  wade through many inches of mud to  cross the street. A side walk is badly  wanted by the side of the gully leading  down to the Government buildings.  Mr. W. Topping came in from Trail  Creek on Wednesday evening, having let  his hotel there to E. Burgh. He has also  sent in his resignation of the office of  Recorder. Mr. Topping intends to devote himself entirely to mining in the  future.  For the last fortnight the various  papers of the Pacific Coast from Victoria  down to San Francisco have contained  predictions of a mighty storm which is to  come sweeping over the entire country,  travelling in a north easterly direction.  So far we have not felt it.  A serious affray took place at Rossland a few days ago. Mr. McLauehlnu  of Nelf.on, was employed there building  a house when some dispute arose about  the lot ou which it stood. A fight ensued in which axes were freely used aud  McLauclilau now lies badly cut iu the leg  and shoulder.  We desire to call th e attention of the  authorities to the condition of certain  bridge railings in'the town. In the early  period of our history these were designed  to guide the somewhat wayward footsteps  of wandering citizens who had been gaz  ing on the wine when it was red. But  there is another class of citizens growing  up amongst us now of whom it behoves  us to take the greatest care, and to these  little ones the broken down railings of  bridges mean a constant danger.  The following letter has been received  by Mrs. A. M. Oakes, the Secretary of the  Ladies Hospital Committee. "Dear  Madam, I am requested by the directors  of the Kootenay Lake Hospital Society,  to express to the ladies their thanks for  tLe sum of $100 received, thc proceeds of  their efforts on behalf of the society. The  directors trust that the ladies of the committee and of Nelson generally, will continue their self-denying efforts on behalf  of the society so that the usefulness of  the institution may be increased. Again  thanking your committee, 1 remain dear  Madam yours truly, W. A. Jowett Secretary.  4'liuri'li   XotlccN,  " Sunday, 24th Feb., 1805.  ^CiiuKcirtF-ENG:_X!"i">!    Sef vices-at"! F  aud 7.30,   Holy Communion  at 0 a. m.  On Ash  Wednesday. (27th inst.)   there  will be services at 11 and 7.30.''  Prksbyt-Kian Church. Service 11 a.  m. and 7.30 p. in. Sunday school (union)  2.30 p. in. Prayer meeting Wednesday-  next 7.30 p. m Evening subject. "Prohibition."   ,  Methodist Church. Services in  Hume's Hall at 11 and 7.30. Morning  subject, "Fitness of means to ends."  Evening, "Where Huxley got his cue,"  or "The original Agnostics."  China antl -lapan.  The Standard's Tien-tsin correspondent says: "Li Hung Chang und IVince  Fung or Sir Bobort Hart will be shortly appointed high commissioners and  envoys plenipoUMitiary to arrange a  treaty of peace with Japan. This step  will be taken in accordencc with the  advice of the foreign ministers in  Pekin." .  The Central News says: "Admiral  Ting, commander-in-chief of the'Cliin-  ������_o fleet at Wei-Hai-Wei has surrendered, Admiral Ito granted him the desired conditions and the surrender is  being effected. When the Chinese  land they w.ill be received with the  honors of war."  Advices from Tientsin assert that  the, Chinese warships Chen Yuen and  Kwan Ting, which were reported sunk,  are still afloat. According to these  advicesthe forts on Liu Rung "Tao island at "Wei-Ilei-Wei are still in possession of the Chinese.-  A Pekin dispatch says Commissioners Detring and Colonel von Hau-  neken have arrived there to attend  the confel'ence on the situation.  A Japanese general reports the losses  since .January 20 are: S3 killed, 210  wounded and Chinese 70() killed.  Tokio, Feb.   13���������Tbe  Chinese peace  envoys sailed from Nagasaki yesterday'  for.-home.     Japan  has. repeated    her  ! declaration" that she  is willing-to re-  [ new negotiations with o������nvoys having  full powers. " - "  Behlin,    Feb.     13.���������The     Cologne  Gazelle learns  from Japanese sources  i that the overtures for peace will   not  be regarded  by  tbe   Japanese   until  Pekin shall have been  captured.    The  Japanese will  demand  possession    of  Korea, the Taliantung  peninsula and  Port Arthur, together with pecuniary  indemnities.   Japan's only fear" is that  England and Russia will forestall this  ��������� action by bringing about peace in their  i wav. ;  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE  THE BRITISH  PA0IFI0  RAILWAY.  CANADIAN NEWS.  SI OEMS AND TEMPESTS'.-A   TOWN  DESTROYED.  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  HANGED  BY  MISTAKE.  li-,' al   HcveMoko.��������� T������li:i-<-ii   ill   Kclowiui  ���������I'aiM'i' nt ,Viiii<'������nvcr.  At Hevelsloke they have had an ior  carnival.  There are 0,970 names on the Victoria '  (Dominion) electoral roll. i  A. company is  being   organized   to '  start a paper factory in Vancouver.  Alfred Peafe was fined $2.") in Victoria for shooting a doe out, of season.  Twenty men are employed at Fort  Steele getting out timber i'or the new  bridge.  Sealers in Victoria rat her than  accept u reduction i*\ wages have chartered schooners o- .,t-;j_i- own account.  Mr. F. C. Gaii'ii'.e,1 Dominion Engl"?  nee'r, and Mr. Smith, foreman, are at  Revelstoke commencing work on  the river bank improvements.  "Messrs. Collins and Holman intend  to try tobacco culture at Kelowna.  The latter has had experience in this  industry in Wisconsin It is said that  a large acreage will be planted.  The contract for the erection of the  new posi ollice and custom's house at  Victoria has been transferred from Mr.  Fred Toms of Ottawa to the Victoria  firm of Messrs. Elford & Smith.  Three and a half miles of theCoquit-  lam dyke have been finished and 'it is  hoped that it will be complete before  the spring freshets. It is two feet  higher than the highest known floods.  Mr. Templeniiin and Dr. Milne have  been selected by I he Liberal party in  Victoria as their candidates at the  forthcoming elections. The voting i-fr  suited as follows: Templeinan 601,  Milne 480, Boslock 3S3.  Parliament has granted an extension  of time to the British Pacific Railway,  enacting that "lhe whole work shall be  completed within eight years from the  1st May, 1800, and in "the meantime  shall be prosecuted by expenditure of  not less than ..2<K),0('0 per annum, commencing on 1st May, 1896."  I'oliliraiih      on     Mil'      >l������v<>.���������Iimurui-nl  Sin iir. ii Ik.  There are 10,604 names on the new  Winnipeg voting list.  The Federal Voters List at Ottawa  ,shows an increase of 4,370 names as compared with 18i'l.  The consecration of His Grace Archbishop Laugevin will take place at. ibe  St. Boniface cathedral on March 14th.  ��������� At Neepawa the News Printing Office,  the Norlhwestern Hotel and John Armstrong's'boarding house have been burnt!  After all the expenses of the Ottawa-  Carnival have been paid there will be a  surplus of .1.000.- Why not give it to  tlie Lady Thompson Fund ?  The petition to the Dominiou government for remedial legislation in the matter of separate schools is'being largely  signed by ihe Catholics in Manitoba.  It is reported that, the Hon. J. J. Cur-  ran, Solicitor-General, is . to ..succeed to  "the seat ou the bench"rendered vacant by  the death of Sir Francis Johnsou, late  Chief Justice of the Superior Court ot  Quebec.  Telegraph advices from South Hay, C.  B., state that the place has beeu wiped  out of existence by the storms of last  week. The property swept into the sea  includes fish houses, boats, stores and  fishermen's dwellings. No lives were lost,  but several families living on the beach  were rescued with great difficulty aud  saved nothing but the clothes they"wore.  - Sir W. Van- Horne returned from  Europe on the last trip of the Teutonic.  This favorite liner was a few days late :,.  consequence of the severe weather, mid  there was some little attempt among excited pressmen to get up a scare. When  she passed in by Sandy Hook Lighthouse  she is siiid to have presented the appearance of an ice berg, being entirely encased  in ice from stem to stern.  Mr. Foslc-iins left Ottawa for New  Brunswick ��������� be present at a convention  of the Co,i-_rvativos of King's county.  The Minister of Finance will not be a  candidate .for that constituency at the  next general election. He has his eye on  Ottawa city-and in all probability Caron  may run with Foster there. It will take  even more than two Ministers to carry .  Ottawii, so discredited has the government become.  Hon. 11. G. Joly, ex-Premier of Quebec,  made an interesting declaration on the  Manitoba school question. Since his retirement from oflice Mr. Joly liasnot  meddled iu politics, but now says if the  Liberal party de.ms it necessary he will  run in that party's interest for the Dominion'' House. Iu . reference to the  school question Mr. Joly said he had  read the text books now used in "Manitoba, aud was prepared to say that the  schools were not non-sectarian but Protestant. ,.  Students of the Torouto University, to  the slumber of seven hundred, after discussing the trouble-which culminated in  tiie dismissal of Latin Professor Dale,  passed resolutions of sympathy with him  and other member- of the faculty who  have lately come under tbe ban of the  .university - authorities. The students  pied{,'f'd themselves, one and all, lo abstain from attending any lectures whatever until tiie Ontario government, which  controls the university, consents to appoint a commission to ii quire into the  troubles at the university. Assistant  Latin Professor Heliums resigned out of  sympathy with his chi^f.  '��������������������������� ���������     J!  IliniM1   ilmii in Enroll..���������iteverc Wralhcr  '*     -iiicliiml.-LI  -t^rliilheii.���������Tke  IrMi Pollllml PrlNunrni.  .-' hot, the new Premier of France,  -hired himself iu favor of bimetal-  . ";eting of bimetalli-t members of  Mir- > ���������iman Reichstag is asking the gov-  crsij;;, .t to call an international moue-  tnr\ --.'iiference to be held iu Berlin.  The Emperor lias restored to Li Hung  Chang the yellow jacket, peacock  feather and other hooor.. He will be  sent to Peking, where lie will be given an  .audience by the Emperor.  Hundreds of hungry wolves from the  Alps have invaded the plains in the province of Piedmont, Italy. The authorities have sent troops to shoot them.  Many nave thus been destroyed.  The Australian wrestler Larkin defeated the Englishman Cannon in two bouts  out of three at Bradford. The match  was refereed by Ross of America,: who  subsequently challenged the winner.  During the recent cold weather in  England 12 degrees below zero were  registered (according to a telegram) at  Mark Harbor, wherever that may be. The ���������  Thames has frozen over at Gravesendaud  10 degrees were registered at Leicester.  Eastern Washington has sent twenty  carloads of food to the sufferers in famine  struck Nebraska. Spokane and Davenport are following suit with flour and  grain. Washington could have no better  advertisement of its wonderful fertility.  The executors of millionaire Fair's will  have given up hope of finding  the stolen instrument, aud have asked  the court lo admit it to probate through  a copy. If the contest of the. will is  begun, the first battle will be over the  probate of this copy.  The Society of French Agriculturists  has resolved to support the National bimetallic league in its appeal to the  government to negotiate, with Great  Britain, Germany, the United States, the.  Netherlands and the Latin United States  for an international agreement to rehabilitate silver.  The international revenue officers have  discovered an extensive scheme amobg  the west side grocery men and dairy 'store  keepers in Chicago to defraud the customs  by selling oleomargarine for butter. Two  arrests have been made, and forty-seven  complaints will be presented to the- next  grand jury.      ��������� ���������  A dispatch from Perth, West Australia,  says that seven men have been arrested  in Coolgardie for massacring an entire  native tribe, including women aud  children.- The men had gone out cold;  seeking aiid -were encamped near 'the  village of the tribe which they are accused of extirminating. They say that they  acted in self-defence, as the natives  menaced their lives.  A Berlin dispatch to the Times says  that in his lecture at the Royal Military  Academy, to which tbe principal army  and navy officers had beeu invited,'.Emperor William enlarged upon the necessity of strengthening the German navy.  The subject of the lecture was the lessons  taught by the Chiuese and Japanese war  as showing the necessity of the co-operation of the army and navy.  . . The.lowest tender fo_-.-J.he_.ali_Britisb..  cable. Vancouver to Fanning Isiaud, Fiji,  Norfolk Island and Australia, is ������1,517,-  000, just about half the estimate of tbe  British postal authorities.'' Mr. Sanford  Fleming has suggestsd to .the government  to ask tho views of the different colonies  and the Imperial government on the  queslion of state ownership. When this  has been decided the joint commission  will then meet to discuss the details.  A .Yew  I'l-urrxk.  The Blue Lake Mining Company, that  proposes to work 400 acres of" placer'  ground twenty-five miles from Shoshone,  Idaho, will use an entirely new milling  process in the mine, known as tho Bard  amalgamating machine. - It employs a  riffled copper plate, and uses quicksilver.  The company has five of The machines in  use. and has been able with them to save  '.'. per cent ot the gold, while, handling  from 700 to 1000 yards of dirt per day.  The hydraulic equipment of the mine includes two miles of llume aud ditch, with  1000 feet ot eight-inch pipe line: The  pressure is 100 feet. Water is drawn  from springs which have a flow of 300.  inches.  *-      /..  At the inquest over the body of John  Twiss, who was hanged at Cork for an  agrarian murder, the chaplain of the  pri.Hon gave evidence that the condemned  man bad declared he was the victim of  police revenge. The jury gave a verdict  stating they believed him to have been iu- -  noeeut, and the coroner coincided in this  view. The case hns created a great sensation. .  In the House of Commons,Mr. Clnncey,  member for North Dublin, moved that  the sentences pronounced upon Irish  political.prisoners be reconsidered. Home  Secretary Asqtiith replied that he' was  convinced the prisoners were justly convicted. . In view of the atrocious character of their crimes he found himself unable to extend clemency. John Morlev  Chief Secretary for Ireland, denied that  he had promised amnesty to dynamiters.  The Trench steamer Lu Gasooinge from  Havre to New York, reached her destina- -  tion after a passage of sixteen r dnvs.  Three days out from Havre her machinery broke down". Temporary repairs  were effected, bnt the steamer w:as caught '  in the terrible gales that have recently  prevailed in the Atlantic and a break  down again occurred. Though much inconvenienced by the" discomfort and delay of so prolonged a voyage there was no  panic of any kind among the passengers.   -  \   -  .a THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23,   1:895.  A WIN  By CHARLES B. LEWIS (M. QUAD).  [Copyright, 1S95, by Charles B. Lewis.]  I was reading an articlo in a newspaper tho other day to tho effect that a  man named Holcomb was organizing a  p'irty at Laraniio City, Wy., to start out  next spring in search of "Gordon's  Find." If tho expedition gets away, it  will bo one out of lil'ty which havo had  tho sumo object iu view, and tho result  will probably bo just as disappointing.  Moro hardships havo been endured,  more money spent and more lives lost iu  searching for "Gordon's Find" than in  any other treasure hunt entered upon in  America. It bad its beginning in tho  year 1854, but when it will end no one  knows. In tho year named a party of  hunters and trappers located on the  Clear Fork of tho Powder river, in the  foothills of tho Big Horn mountains,  near tho present sight of Fort Phil Kearny. One day whilo a man named Gordon had become separated from his companions he -was captured hy Indians. Instead of killing him on tho spot thoy carried him captivo into tho hills, making  no halt of consequence for five days.  There were seven'Indians in the party,  and from their demeanor Gordon felt  suro they had never seen a white man  beforo. He at length arrived at a valley  hidden away in tho heart of tho range,  and here was located the villago of tho  tribe, /riierowere only about 150 people  in all, and during the ton days of captivity Gordon learned that they were  the last remnant of a portion of Ariclra-  rees who had broken away from tho  tribe sevoral years beforo 500 strong.  Smallpox had roducedthem to tho number stated.  The hunter was treated more as a  guest than a prisoner. ��������� Indeed tho In  dians made him understand that their  only object in taking him prisoner -was  to secure a remedy for tho dread disease.  They had heard that all white men were  =#���������������'"ZT- -"������������. '(I   & ''.^-r^ ~*!^  PAVED WITH GOLD N_CGE._.  "great medicine" and had long been on  the watch to capture one. Gordon could  only advise them in a general way, and  one night while "a .thunderstorm was  raging ho made his escape. His idea  was to return to his companions, but ho  becamo bewildered and was wandering  about for three weeks before he finally  appeared in Salt Water'valley, at tho  southwest end of the' range. There he  found another camp of hunters, aud he  had a wonderful story to relate.'  On the ninth day after his escape'from  tho Indians Gordon came ton'waterfall,  which ho' described as being about 80  feet high. Tho water fell from a rocky  shelf on the mountain side into a basin  "Which wasSO _ecfc"across~anrt',5~*or-6~_GGtr  deep! Tho overflow from this basin ran  off in tho shapo of a creek into a deep  and dark ravine. While drinking at tho  basin tho lost hunter discovered that thc  bottom was literally paved with golden  nuggets. He was without a weapon, almost-starving and had   little hopes of  :ever soeing a vyhito man's face again,  but he forgot everything in his greed for  gold.  Ho remained -by tlie basin, tho best  "part of two days. Ho took from it, according ,tp _his story, above 300 pounds  of nuggets, many,of which weighed a  pound apieco, and tlio supply was by no  means exhausted. Ho buried tho gold  beside a rock a few yards from the basin,  but ho carried away with him six pounds  of nuggets.  From first to last Gordon lived on  roots, barks, snails, frogs and whatever  ���������else ho could find, and when ho finally"  ���������staggered into tho earn") in Salt Water  valley ho was littloninoro than a skeleton. So weak and exhausted was he that  ho could not walk over 200 feet without  a rest, and yet he had clung to his. load-  of gold and refused to reduco tho weight  by a singlo ounce. His was a .wonderful  story, but he had tho proofs at hand to  back his statements. The hunters were  for starting off at once to secure the  buried treasure and rob the basin of  what was loft, hut it was two weeks be--  foro Gordon was able to travel. The "en-.,"  tire party then set out, but although  they 'searched for three months they  found neither- the basin nor the Indian  village.    '-.-'  That was- thc beginning of tho hunt  for '-'Gordon's Find," as it was termed.  Ho had had enough of. it and never  headed asccbn.1 party, but there has not  been'a year since without its expedition. In.the year 1857 a party headed  by Colonel Dyer and consisting of 2-i  men entered tbe mountains" by following up tho Big Horn and No Wood rivers. After six weeks of searching these  men found tho Indian village. Smallpox had broken out again, and of the  seven or eight men exposed five died aud  were buried in tho hills, and two others  were abandoned to die alone. Ono man  was killed by a bear, another by- a full  over a. precipice, and a third was lo.-^fc  and never heard of again. Thus nearly  half the party was wiped out, and after  a search lasting 1. weeks tho others  gave up all hope.  Between 1857 and-18G0 three or four  iearching parties, consisting of four or  five men each, had-a try for "Gordon's  Find," but without success.  In the year 18C1 thero was organized  at Virginia City what is known as  "Captain Fray-no's gold hunters."  Frayue was a California prospector and  miner. Gordon was then living in Sacramento. Whilo ho refused to join tho  expedition, he gavo-Prayno all tho information ho could and moro than ho  had over given anybody else. Tho two  mado a rough map of tho mountain, and  when Frayno had gathered all tho do-  tails of tho three weeks' wandoring ho  felt suro ho could find tho basin. Ho  proposed to roach tho crest of thc mountain and thon follow every stroani downward. In this way ho ought to como to  tho waterfall, 116 formed a stock company limited to -0'men. Bach man was  to furnish his arms and other equipments and pay into tho treasury tho sum  of $50. Tho #1,000 thus raised was to  bo expended for pack mules, provisions,  extra ammunition and camp equipage.  Wo got away from Virginia City on  the 10th of May, and after a tramp of  .00 miles arrived at tho junction of the  Gray Bull and Big Horn rivers on tho  llth of June. Wo had five pack mules,  and having selected a sito a stout shanty  was erected, aud fchreo men were drawn  by lot to remain and tako caro of the animals and outfit. Cloud's peak, tho cental, of tho mountain, was to be the objective point, and "the 17 men were divided into four parties. Each party was  to tako its own route up the mountain,  and a system of signals was arranged  for communication in case the basin was  discovered. Each man carried a load of  30 pounds, and it was expected that the  trip np and hack would occupy at least  15 days. If nothing was discovered, wo  would move camp to the north or south,  replenish our provisions and try again.  I was with tho party of four headed  by Frayne himself. Wo kept our course  by compass, and as wo toiled upward we  not only noted down all prominent landmarks on a rough map, but blazed tho  trees and left other evidences of our pas-  sago. Nothing Gordon had given tho  captain was of any benefit to us, because  ho had been all wrong in most everything. Wandering about as ho did, hungering and thirsting and iii great mental excitement, his observations were  not to bo depended on in tho least. ' We  found many streams where ho had said  there was none, and we found valley  after valley which ho had not spoken of.  At noon on thc fifth day, after some terribly hard-fcliiiibing aud many dangerous descents, wo suddenly came out on  a bare and rocky shelf from whence we  looked right down upon tho Indian village where Gordon had been taken as a  captive. The valley in which it was  situated was about a mile long by half  that distance in breadth. Wo could seo  a score of lodges, but no fires or smoke  and no ono moving about. It took us a  full hour to descend into tho valley, and  wo then approached tho village .to find  it entirely deserted. Tho reason was self  evident. Lying on tho ground and in tho  lodges were 40 or 50 dead bodies of  men, women and children, all victims  of the terrible epidemic which had so  persistently followed tho rebellious faction into the solitude of tho mountains.  None of thc bodies was much better  than a skeleton, and wo figured that tho  villago bad been abandoned for two" or  three years. If any had survived, it was  hard to say-what had becomu of them.  Tho location of the villago was exactly  as Gordon described it. We mado camp  by the spring to tho east of tho villago  and next morning carefully surveyed  the valley to strike tho spot whom Gordon had ascended tho mountain side. As  he loft the villago at night and during  a storm, his assertion that ho kept on  to tho. scuth end of the valley could not  bo relied on. Ho said that ho first entered  a-ravine.--Tlio-only-ravine-passablo-was_  on tho west side, and believing this to  have been his routowo ascended it for a  couple of miles and eventually reached  tho plateau of the mountain and the  peak whero all the parlies were to' meet.  Of tho four parties, ours alone had  oscaped disaster. Ono man had fallen  and been killed. ������������������ A second hud met death  by a tree falling on him as lio slept. A  third had been'-bitten by.a great spider  and become crazed and wandered away.  W7e found a fourth man terribly ill from  eating poisunon's berries, and six hours  after the parties had reunited he died in  great agony. Out of our 17 men wo hud  thus lo.t live. Thero was no thought of  our giving up tho search,"however. Wo  rested at tho peak for two days and then  were divided into four parties of threo  men oaoh to renew r!ie search..;  Party No. 1 went livo miles north and  Parly No. 2 five miles south. No. :*  moved north two miles and No. 4 south  LSON  LOTS  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  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for I Vices Jin pi. etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER   hand CommissionerO. & lv. liy. Co., Nm.sov, 1).C  Largest Fur and Hide House in North America.  >���������'���������'"-  .Kill A. t  ^&i:}iifSYrA:  JAS. MCMILLAN & CO.  MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.  IINCORPORATED.I 202-212 FIRST AVE. NORTH.  WRITE   FOR   CIRCULAR   GIVING   LATEST   MARKET PRICES.      FAIR SELECTION; IMMEDIATE RETURNS. MAKE US A TRIAL SHIPMENT  discovery, but each one was tomako his  way alone.  ��������� When wo set out that morning, I had  Captain Frayne on my right and a man  namo Saulsbury on my loft. I had a  pocket compass, as did all others, but  owing to the obstructions I found it  impossible to always head to tho  west. A deep ravino would turn mc  north or south for an hour at a time,  and after a very hard day's work I  do not bclievo 1 bad mado abovo  eight miles in a straight lino from our  starting point... When night came, I  built a . fire made a cup of coffeo and  rolled up in my blankets, and tho sun  was half an hour high when I awoke.  When I mado my start in the morning,  I discovered that my compass was out  of order and uot to be depended on. Being on tho western slope, I thought the  lay of the ground aud the position of  the sun would guide me, but in less  than hour and beforo I accomplished  two miles I realized that I was all turned around. Then I signaled, as I should  havo done at tho outset, but tho reports of my riflo were not answered.  In tho six days iu which 1 wandered  about on the mountain I followed threo  other streams, without result. I must  havo headed toward all points of the  compass, but more to tho south than auy  other direction. When I finally struck  No Wood river, I was 30 miles above  our camp, and 1 was later by two days  than any other man. Wo hail lost ouo  moro of our number by tho accidental  discharge of bis riflo, and nothing like  a waterfall had been discovered by any  one. Frayne was for having another try  at it, and four men agreed to go with  him. Tho rest of us were so footsore and  used up that wo could barely move  about. Of the five men, only ono. returned. He cam. hack on tho eleventh  day almost dead of hunger and his clothing in tatters. Ho had becomu .separated  from tho others on the fifth day, and it-  was only by chance, after wandering at  random for six days more, that ho came  upon landmarks which guided him to  camp. The i'at.o of tho others is still a  mystery. Tho search for thorn was not  given up for threo months, but no trace  of them was ever found. They may have  becomo bewildered and perished of hunger, or they may havo been buried under a landslide or fallen into some of  the ravines.  ^Ifri8G-l"a"p"arty'6f'sixihien7uudcr"tho"  leadership of a miner named Osboruo,  put in four months searching for "Gordon's Find"- and only, met with disappointment.,,.-In I8(i7aparty of eight soldiers descried from.Fort Hailed, with  the saino objoct in view. Of those three  perished on tho mountain.' fn, 1870 Captain Johnson started from Fort I'ottcr-  man with apart}- of ten and was absent.  12 weeks. All' returned safely, but no  ono got a sight of tho waterfall or tho  golden" basin benouth.  In tho last -JO years at least ten other  expeditions havo. been fitted out which  tho public has knowlcdgo of. Four parties besides tho ono I was with have  found tho Indian village, but got -no  further along.  ���������, Gordon lived -to bo a.very old man,  and to thc day of his. death ho stuck to  his story as first told. Tho fact that he"  would never head a parly, even when  offered big pay, caused some people to  bclievo that his story was false, hut ho  certainly did bring out six pounds of  nuggets, and hu could have found thorn  nowhere else. He also told a straight  story about lho Indians. If tho treasure  is there, lot ns hope that this new expedition, which is to start as soon as  spring  opens, will  find  and   bring  it  A l.iirslioii oi' Itarr.  1 W.\X!i|.;iiED AiiOUT.  two miles, We thus covered a front of  ten miles, and tin: men of each party  were to spread out to mako tho examination more thorough. We were not  looking for a trail, but for a creek and  a-.vatorfall. Whoo-ver was lucky enough  to find the \y.vrh\ was to reci.ive a double  share.of the treasure. Whoever found a  creek running to the y>-(-st was to follow  it up until it poured over a cliff or  emptied into ono of the rivers at the base  of the mountain. There was to be no  signaling except in case of accident or  The origin of the North American  Indian has. always' been a favorite  study with ethnologists and "there is a  very great mass of "evidence pointing  to their Asiatic origin. In support of  this theory it is maintained that the'  race originally crossed over- the narrow channel of Behring Straits., A  curious link bet ween the natives of this1  continent and those who dwell on the  opposite shores of tbe Pacific, has recently been d:s_oveied in the peculiar  canoe's n������ed by the Indians of the upper  Columbia and Kootenay l.ivers. These  canoes ditlVr from all other in thai h e  bow (and also the stern) flare down  wards instead of upwards. In other-  ���������words"-they are built like a sharp  pointed i-a.ni.- The line of ihe keel being level and projecting several feet  under water both fore'and aft.  In a letter to Mr..G. M. Sproat. Mr.  31, S. Hill, the Secretary of the Tacoma  Academy of Science, slates that this  form of canoe is found in. only two  places in the world; here in the Kootenay country, and on the Anionr River,  which .owns the boundary between  Northeast China (Manchuria) ail-  Southeast Siberia.   Possibly some of  our readers may be able to throw  further'light on this most interesting  subject and we therefore print some  extracts from Mr. Hill's letter'. He.  says "Of course this might occur accident ally, but thill such a peculiar  shaped canoe should be in use in only-  two places in the world without any  communication between them is a very  strange and unusual coincidence to say  the least. * * ������ Have you ever observed any habits or customs among  the Oallispel, Kootenay, Sluiswap. or1  Colville Indians that would indicate  A.iat ic origin? One evidence given (of  this Asiatic connection) has been tbe  finding of rudely carved images or  statues along the Columbia, River almost identical with images found in  China. Have you ever known of any  such relics, or of arrow heads, spears  and axes of different kinds of stone being found in your neighborhood?  Could you get me a photo of a canoe,  when out on the beach or in the water."  Tbe latter request, ought not to be difficult to satisfy. We trust that if any  of our readers can throw any light on  this subject they will communicate  with us or with Mr. Sprout, direct.  -\T/" AN'I'KD���������.'usliini. Canvasser of jjoort :iil-  V\      dress.   Liberal salary and expenses paid  weekly.   Permanent position. BROWN* BISO-.  CO., Nurserymen, Portland, Oregon.      (80)  WE-  Arc not Philantliropliists, and don't, claim lo  GIVE GOODS AWAY  .'or Nothing: but we certainly claim to soil  Groceries cheaper then you havo ever  before bought them!  -THESE PRICES-  Speak for themselves:  A "1"*V"T* the freight to thecost of the article  _f___L������X-' and you will rice whether it will  pay to buy from iisornol. The avcnijie Fi'i'iglil  Kale is l.l'-Slliun I Cent i������.i-im������miiiI I" Vernon.  For example:  We sell Evaporated Apples at 12'c. per ll>.  Freight to Vernon    le.      "  Total cost 13'c. per ll>.  Wo guarantee the rates below to be correct.  Freight  1 rate:  V 10U ILK.  Hungarian Flour, per sack $1.10 07c  I'astry Flour  1.15 (>7c  Candles, 14 oz.. Dor lb  l'.lc Wc  Candles, Price's, pirtl.      IS. '.Wo  Candle., wax, per Ii< 1      18c Wo  CHKKSE. ���������  Limburger, 2 It> each      _'c Wc  Genuine Swiss, per II���������      10c !)!>c  "-.cahTBfick, per lir~~...  .'... !!".TT".     25o~~~i)a.e  CUIIKANTS..   ' ���������-  Currants, per ll   COCOA.  Fry's, per package...."   i-'ulk. per Hi r   <>o    SI.21  10c  ;i.")c  SI. 18  1.18  American   COAL Oll-  ���������X-TS.  -.00      $.1-1  PKKL.  Almonds, per 11 ���������...  iViiinuls, pur id...  Kilberts, per It   I'riixil, per II   I cmon Feel, per Hi    Ui-ange J'eel, per Hi   Citron J.'eel, per 11 j.   : " .    SUGAR.  Gi'iinulnteil. pcrlli   Vi.'llow. per I! -   Powdered, SCMIi 1 o es...'.'   ri.-KiO.  Sago, host, (piality, per II : ..  SAI/I'..  l-'ino Kng'.i.h, 50-u. sack   I'liiu'sesull, lOU-tl.Mick    ,'Mlisack -..  ,.OI)A CKA*,-l_l'lis  IO-lli boxes !   Christie's, .-It, box :���������   SYRi:i>.  1 gallon I in   ' gallon tin.". -   ,'> gallon keg   -faplu syrup, 1 gallon tin   SOAP.  I'reneh Castile, 2' Hi bar   Y olio w soap, 30 bars   Electric soap, li bars for    RAISIN'S.   '  Valencia, per l��������� -.���������   Sultana, .uccliuss   HICK.  .liipan, per sack   China, per Hack    KOLLED 0.-V.TS.  IHJ-lli sack '   2.3-Hi saek   JMUi'D FRUIT.  Evaporated apples, per ll>   Evaporated peaches, per Hi....'   Evaporated apricots, per lb   '.Smyrna figs.. ".   .    -IlSl'ELLAN-KOUS.  .Mixed pickles, 20-oz. bottles   Mixed pickles, 1 gallon keg   T.._ li. tobacco, - plugs for.... .\..  Mince meat, per package ...-.  .Macaroniand Vermicelli, 10 lo. box  Washing soda, 100-lb. nick   ICeille'r -Marmalade, per jar .'.   Jams and jellies, 7-!b. paiN   ���������Sams and jellies, 5-1 b. palls   20o  20c  15c  15c  2(lc  20c  25c  I'o  ���������lie  $1.43  1.18  LIS  1.18  ������1.18  LIS  1.18  71c  .ill!  SI.21  BANK OF  lie    S1.2I  (iile  5'i;  2uc  (Wo  350  S2.25  $1.1:"  50c  ..l.!R)  25c  "   (C  lie  32 40  l.-U  3. S3  1.10  12.'.c  12"e  12"!e  121c  15c  SOo  115c  12c  .S5e  ������1.25  25c  70c'  50c  "���������le  71c  .1.21  1.21  il'.lc  !l_c  iiOc  l".le  74e  74c  * 74e  "'������1._-  1.21  !ffle  il'.lc  07e  liTc  81.21  1.24  1,24  $1.24  Wc  S1.21  74c  Wc  We  (Incorpor.'itcil by Uoy.nl Cli.ir:t:r, 1862.}  CAPITAL <_������.���������!*��������� up), V'lilHI.IHN)    .., *'.',!I-,'(I,(MI  (Willi pouLT to  ncrc.'isc.  Ki:SI:itVtr, FII.M������,   ������ UO.IHHI      .    .      l,'jll.-,.:i������.'<  "_sr__]__.-_o_sr _3_?.____stc_e_:.  Corner of llaker and Stanley streols  BRA-STCHES:  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops,  United  Status���������Sn.11   .Francisco,    Portland,  Taci 11111, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: (JO Lombard street, LONDON.  England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS r  CANADA���������Canadian Hank of Commerce unc  branches; -Iercliants' Hank of Canada ain  branches; Imperial  Rank of Canada  and  uraichc.;  -Molson's   Hank   and   brunches;  Hank Nova rfcot.ia  UNITED STATES���������Agouti. Canadian lhinl; o-  Commerce, Now Yon..  Rank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Hank, Spokane,  s  AVINCIS   DEPARTM KNT-  Defosits received at ������1 and upwards, anr  interest allowed (presentrate) al-per cent,  per annum.  CI RANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1S93. Ageiu.  Bank of Montreal.  <:.tl*IT.W. (nil imiil up). tiil'-MMHMHMI  K*KST,       .       .       . ���������     .      i;,mi<MKH>  Sir DO-TALI) A. SMITH - Preside) t  Hon, GEO. A. DRUMi\lOND,...Viec President  E. S." CLOUSTON General Alanagor  Neslon Branch: IT- W. Corner Baker one  ��������� Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England), New York unr.  Chicago and in thc principal cities in Canada  Buy and  sell  Sterling  Exchange  and Cabif  Transfers.  Grant commerical and traveller's credits, avail  able in any part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3 per cenl.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IN!������|!K ..\<:i: ami ---  -O-i-ii-Siox .M'l'vr.  VICTORIA$T., NELSON, B. C.  NOTICE.,  "VTTJTIC!' is hereby given Hint at the next  _i_l session of the I'arlianient of Canada  application will be made on behalf ofthe Red  -lounlain Raihvay Company, a. corporation  created by an Act of I lie Legislative Assembly  ofthe Province ofllritish Columbia, for an Act  declaring the railway of the said'Compiiuv be a  work for lhe general advantage of Canada and  declaring the said Company to he a bodv corporate and politic under the legislative  authority of lho I'arliaiiicnL of Canada and lo  have all tlio franchises, rights, power, privileges  and authorities eonfcrreii'iipon it by.its present  Act of incorporation and giving to tlie said  Company ihe following additiohalpowers:  1st. To construct, or aeiinire by purchase,  lease nr otherwise any other line or lines of  telegraph connecting with thc line along lhe  lineof said raliway, and 1,0 transmit messages  for commercial purposes over the said or any  telegraph lines so acquired and to collect tolls  I'or so doing.  2nd. To construct or acquire by purchase,  lease or otherwise and lo maintain'and operate  vessels, wharves and docks and to carry on the  business ol! shipping and warehousemen generally, and  3rd. To construct, the said railway as a narrow  gauge railway at the option of the Company.  1. To extend the lime for the commencement  of construct ion of tlie said railway to the 12th  day of April, 1807. and lhe completion thereof  to thc 12th day of April. 189!>.  Dated the 3rd day of January, 1S!15.  BODWELL & IRVING.  ("2) Solicitors for the Applicants.  c  ANADIA?  i\  PAO"'"'-  RAH  S*W  W A Y  Is.'*  The Cheapest and Most Di-.ot Soute,  From NELSON, KASLO aud ail Koofce__y  Points  To tho  Pacific Coast and  to   tho 2_.i,.  TIMI.VS   TO   ...\|>   IKOll   XiaStts   WAIL...  Direct Connection nt Robson every  Sulin-ihiy   levelling,  With SI earner for Wig-Warn Landing where  connection is made with Canadian I'aeiftc  East bound and Westbound through trains.   -;  TllltOUIill  TlCKKTS lSSUKl),  JlAllUAGI-: CilliCKKI) TO Destin"ation,  No Customs Dikkicui.ties.  Equipment. Unsurpassed, combining palatial Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day  Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free  Colonist Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time, etc.,  apply to nearest, agent.  .1. imill/.0.\. Agent, -,-Ki.aoN,  Or to 5'I'������K M.I.. |(K<IW.\,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  THE'-MINERtii" be obt'iiiu'cd from  the following agents;  Yl-toiua, Tlio Province Publishing Co.  Yancocveii, The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver.  Karlo, Mr. KB. Atkins.  N ii:\v Dknvjjk, Messrs. Armit it Ruslulnll.  Niuisox, Turner  Bros., -Gilbert;Slnuley  aud llie        ,, -        ' -  MINER PRINTING & PUB. CO., Ltd.  Spokane  Fails &  Northern R/y.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All-Rail to SiDfaM, Was,.  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p. m.  TKiSMS :   Cash with (hilor.  Reference���������Bank ok British Coi.umiiia,  3. GINTZBURGER  THE MAMMOTH GROCER  IS . COKDOVA  Sl'It-GT,  P. O. Box 5'J0.  Vancouver.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday and Tbiday at 7 a. - m., returning leave Spokane Wednesdays and Saturdays at. 7 p. m., and making; close connection by S.S. Nelson with allKootenay Lake  points.  -.Passengers for Kettle Eiver aud Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage on  -tlondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays a-d  Fridays. ...  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport with stage on "Wednesdays and Saturdays".  COLUMBIA   & "  KOOTENAY  ' STEAM   NAT.   CO.  (f,i-rrn_ij.)  Str. "Nelson's" Time Card:  Iu ell'i.M'l .Innnary Is), 1.95.   -  LEAVE  NELSON:  Mon-day at 4 p. in.  T-KSPAY lit, I p. 111.  WwixiiSiu v at ,-).l() p. m.  TiiirusoAV all p. m.  I'Hin.w al 1 p. m.  S.vr.uo.u- at5.lt) p. in,  LEAVE  KASLO:  HuXDAVat 8 a. in,  'IVesiiay al.Ilii. in..  Wkuxksiuy al, Sa. in.  TiII.KE.llAV lit S ll. in.  - .    I'ltniAY at :i ii. m.  =   Sati-i:day  al,  S a. m.  The right is reserved lo change lliis schedule  ,ul any time without notice. ���������'  T. Allan-, -J. \v. Tnoui-,  Soul-clary.     ��������� Manager.  THE SHORT  -FAST-  SCEMIO  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria,  Vancouver & Puget  ,.  Sound, and all Paci-  T<K lie Coast Points, St.  " -..Paul.-- CMcago; and  Points Beyond -  -  -ItHlent i;<_iiil>ineiil. Hoek-It;ilI:i<l l{oa������l>icil  Attractive turns via IMiIulIi ami the Ureal  Lalcr* '" e������n"������'������*',',t Willi exclusively :  l^issciiscr biials-.. Xurlli.rM S.S. Co.  Direct Vonii-cliun via .Velson A fort Shep.  Iinril Bail way, ������t Simkane ; and via  C ������V K. S. X. C. ill  ISoiincr's  Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete informa  tion call on A;;eiil> C. A K.  S, Sav. Co., A.  a- r. s. ity., or  C. G. Ilixon, Cm. Agent, .Spokane, 1V._������Ji.  F. I. Wlilluey, ������. |������. __���������_. A., St. ������������������jiulMlii.  F. T. Abbott, Travlins Freight A Fas.se_������������  Ker Agent, Spokane, Wash.. THE MINER, NELS  *#.,'-B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 189;  E -SQC ^^A_aC?.'_^_?*T������*-"  ^Ite J:Tinc.i\  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  ���������will lie mailed lo any address in Canada or  the United Slates, foi: one war on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al the rale 0/ :j cents per nonpareil  line first insert'ion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. .���������Idr/erliseuten/s  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the. Editor  must he. accompanied by Ihe name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rale style, al  the. shortest no/ice.  Ao_n_ss  THEWIINERPRINTINGAPUBLISHINQCO  NELSON,    3.C.  OURSELVES.  Today we have the pleasure of presenting ourselves to our .readers in an  enlarged form. Tiik _ Iini'i* is ' '*���������������' 0''1*  est-paper in tho district, hitving been  established four years a nil a half ago.  It has steadily grown ever since and  wo hope tlie time is not far olY when  the rapidly increasing importance of  the country it- represents will demand  a still further enlargement.  FURTHER AMENDMENTS TO THE  MINING ACTS.  On the Hth inst. Lhe Ho.v. T. Davii'  proposed, and tlie House adopted the  following new clause in both the i'iacer  and Mineral Acts. ��������� The Lieutenant-  Governor in council is authorized to  make such orders as are deemed necessary from time to time, to carry out  the provisions ofthe said acts accord-  ing to their true intent, or to meet lhe  cases which may arise and for which  no provision is made, or when Lhe provision is ambiguous or -doubtful, and  to alter or revoke, such orders and to  impose penalties for their violation.  This valuable amendment, will provide a means to remedy the elfect of  tho haul and fast rules of Lho 1S!)1 law.  which attempt often to prescribe mere  administrative details and on other  points have been found by prospectors  and ininitiR men to be ambiguous,  ���������.-���������".'.isine; useless litigation. Tbe proposal 'probably would havo b.-'cn  adopted by the House* several years  uso but for the declarations of the. parliamentary pels of lhe .Tribune that  i!',��������� exist*-.);..; law was perfect, instead of  '.,. \;v~, a. *i is on many points, a, pu'/'/le  to bolh 'iligants and judges.  Two ridiculous clauses, proposed by  KKi.Liii   to   be   inserted   in   Llie  use, ho is there now as oui' representative. As such he knows neither party  nor politics and it becomes tho duty of  the pi'ess to '.set an example to the  public and to give Mn. Viohnon an unqualified support until at least he has  proved himself unworthy of it or incapable of carrying out tlie duties of  his ollice.. When he stands among his  brother Ag'eiits-O.nei-al, who are men  of (ho first standing in Lhe great  colonies lliey represent, let him feel  that the people <>f l'riiish Columbia  are. backing him in his efforts on their  behalf and thafhoconies IVoiuacounl ry  as rich as Australia or the Cape, not.  only in natural weall li but in the loyalty  and pati'iol ism of ils people.  Mil. VKKNONhnsagreat opportunity  open to him. Ilis predecessor was  Agenl-t'-iioi'nl in little more than  name.. The resources of the l'rovinee  are unbounded; weuiu-selves know nob  half iiur riches The world knows  practically nothing at. alj about them.  It is no liy-blown old stuck in trade  that Mit. V1.1t.vox has" to introduce to  the markets of i'urope, hut brand new  goods of the richest and most varied  sorts. Investments of a class that t he  world is crazy about are in his hand.  As the opportunity is his so is Lhe  responsibility. British Columbia, with  an income of about a million dollars,  has sent her new Agent-General to  London with an out lit that will enable  him to take an etjual stand with the  Agents of Colonics which reckon  their incomes by millions of pounds.  We think that the Government has  acted wisely in ibis liberality. We  ourselves suggested it when the-appointment of lhe nnw Agent was first  discussed. J3ut the man chosen lo fill  the place musl Lake care thai: lhe  money which we find with so much  difficulty is not. thrown away. He  must speedily show us results ot his  efforts or stand aside for some better  man.  Al the time wo drew the attention of  the Government to the inadequacy of  the siim voted for our Agent-General,  we pointed out the unsnitability of the  Imperial Institute as the 'location of  his oflice.' It is gratifying therefore to  note that not. only has" an increased  sum been voted, but. premises have  been secured for offices- in Victoria,  Street where ail the 01 her Colonial  oil ices are situated, and whiclnis close  to the Houses of '."'arliamenl and easily  accessible from all parts  of London.  American postage stamp and the postmark of Colville, a town iu the State of  Washington. It is in fact an American  dish flavored lo tempt a Canadian palate.  It- does us the honour of quoting its  KosKland notes, en bloc, from The Mineb.  ��������� lt looks a little odd to read iu a telegraph t'l'omNorthSyduey.NovaSeotia that  "31-Leod's lobster factory at Little Kiver  was blown down." The industry is a new  one to us. We .have heard of wooden  nutmegs and bogus hams and even eggs  are said to be manufactured iu the States.  But our blue nose Mends heat the record  wiih their lobsters.  In connection with the so-called "Lie"  wo must trouble our contemporary to  turn back on its tracks and look up its  number ol' ''(Jlli November, I8IW. It will  find theie an article written presumably  by its editor, throwiug cold water on a  petition which was got up asking the  government to withhold the N. &. F. S.  .Railway deposit until the line from Five  Mile l'oitit was completed to Nelson.  This article deprecated the petition on  two grounds; first that several of tho  business men of Nelson refused to sign  it, which was not true; aud secoudly because it might annoy the promoters of  the line, which showed that the journal  was ready to sacrifice its duty to its town  and truckle to any outsider who might  have a few "ads" to give away. This  article was written when the editor's pen  was still wet from signing the petition  itself, an example of his straightfoward-  ijess aud honesty, lt is possibie that the  yoriiig gentleman who occupied our contemporary's editorial chair last week was  un a ware of these facts. He should be  more careful in tlio future before ho calls  other people liars.  guards, a man who has seen thousands  of the best troops in Europe, to go into  ecstnci.es qverraw militiamen is absurd.  He has boldly gone for abuses where  he sees'them, irrespective of politicsor  persons and should be respected accordingly,- and instead of dealing out at inspections the usual expectedand.va.lue-  less laudation he gave what .was undoubtedly deserved  "I'x-Sei'geant-Majoi"    quoted    with  approval   an  American   opinion   that.  we have the best und  cheapest system  of defence in the  world.-   .Before General Herbert's reforms it  was  neither  cheap or very useful.    In   militia matters I would prefer a  British  officers  opinion t.o an American's,  considering  the rabble miscalled  militia they have  on the other side of the  line.    In conclusion   I  would   state  that   it: is the  unanimous opinion of the many really  smart and  hardworking militiamen I  have met in nearly all parts of Canada,  <hal. th. General is the ideal of what a  soldier and (J. O. should be as much in  professional knowledge as he undoubtedly  js  in  appearance and  behavior.  That   he  may  be unpopular in  some  quarters is most likely true.   The very  fact of his being what all officers should  be,   but are  not in   Canada,   viz.,  an  officer and  gentleman   has caused a  feeling of jealousy and dislike against  him    to   arise   in   the  minds  of his  abuser's.    I am  pleased-to he able to  collect   "cx-Sergeant-Major'   in   one  more particular.    The General did not  place the Adjutant-General under'arrest,   so   this   incident   cannot   have  caused the General to  resign,  neither  has he resigned thank goodness.  I  am  etc.,  * Alii.iTiA.iAN, Victoria.  [This    correspondence    must    now  cease.���������Ed.  Hudson's Bay Company-,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods and Sells at  the Lowest Price.  Just Received a Large Consignment of Imported and Domestic Cigars.  Special attention is directed to Good  Cooking Butter at 15c. and Condensed Milk  (October canning) 8 cans for $1.    ;  A bill has been brought into the Illinois  Senate to prohibit the wearing of enormous hats in theatres and also to regulate  the costume of tlie ballet. The worthy  Illinois leathers found the discussion of  the bill au excellent opportunity of jerking out chesLuutty jokes and indulging  iu sarcasms, which like port wiue have  grown mild with age.  Wolves and mountain tigers are numerous iu the back townships of Ontario according to a press dispatch. We presume  the' latter beast is our old friend the  panther, who has more names iu different parts of the American continent than  a cat has lives.  Mn.  lhe same  day  i\Imoral  Act,   were on  promptly negatived.  A different reception unfortunately  was accorded to the following clause  proposed by Dii. Wauckm of Nanaimo,  who probably does not know a mine  from a midden. "On and after the  passing of this Act, it shall be unlawful  for any alien, unless he declares his intention of becoming a. British subject  to hold any mineral claim by location,  but this shall not refer to any location  made by such alien before tlie passage  of this Act."   No objection  was made  l^"Ui^pi"oiiosi!ir.���������The- llmTsirlTriviiig"  risen by this time, it is too late to ask  its reconsideration. We Jhink this  section should not have been adopted  for the. following reasons: It adds a  useless additional paper to the.i'equire-  nients at the time of record. It requires  practically an alien to declare before  he can safely stake a claim. The alien  prospector must declare in a formal  manner before he starts out. and he  cannot stake   for. a  friend   unlo-.s he  - knows that tlie friend has also declared.  The provision encourages I he inakingof  insincere declarations,-well known Lo  be so, in nine cases qui of ten audit  bars out the conscientious prnV-peol.or.  Three fourths of our prospectors are  aliens. And all this trouble and evil,  absolutely for no object that we can  think of, unless it be dictated, by the  desire to do to Lhe. Americans what, in  this matter,- they in their own niining  .'districts do to. us, as some say is the  case. Hut the circunistances'in the two  countries are very different. We need  foreign prospectors; Kootenay would  amount to little without them: the  Americans much better can get along  without prospecting aliens. Why was  Mu. Hume silent when this blow was  struck at our- mining industry? Is this  sentimental and wholly harmful provision part of the "upbuilding*' scheme?  Con. Baker, the Minister of Mines,  " did his best .to oppose this most objectionable clause, but it was carried in  spite of his efforts'to throw it out. "  A IWSINESS PROPOSITION. '  Certain enterprising firms in Nelson  append their names to a notice stating  that the business men and properly  owners of the town will guarantee a  bonus of .Si 100.00'> towards the establishment of a smelter therein. - We  trust that their patriotic action will he  received in the spirit in which it is  made. Wc do lioL approve of bonuses.  It' Nelson is a suitable site for a smell or  economically, by all means build a  smelter here, and ono probably will be  built. But if the. business requires a  bonus to start il, it will "require artificial aid to keep"~it going, and who is  lo pay ihe piper for that. It will be a  perpetual burden on the community  and instead of a blessing it will bo a  curse.  Fortunately Nelson requires no  bonus. Nature and circumstances have  made it the central point for Lhisdis-  trict. The.const ruction of the line to  . X p o k; i n e. e 11 s.i i nes. 11 i_e_ | mi. 11: i n_e 11 ce_o f _ i t:s_  communications in that direction. Tn  the summer we can also reach Ihe  States by-way of Bonner's Ferry.  Theso are not railways or lines that  are going io be built. They are built  and in active operation. So much for  our communications with the outside  world. Within, Ihe milling regions  may he divided into three groups. The  Slocan, Trail Creek, and last but not  by no means least, our own. With  Trail Creek and with "our own district  wc have'already iin'mterrupl.ed lines  open all the year round. The mine  owneis of 'Trail can choose between  IheC. I', 11. at Itobson or the N. A; 1".  S,.al Waneta and send the ores here  by the cheapest. The completion of  the Kaslo-Slocan Bond \\ ill give us continuous intercourse with Ihe Slocan  mines, except those on Four-"Mile.  That important group will be all that  lho .Nakusp t<_ Slocan line will lia\-_and  il should be sufficient to keep one line  going. It remains then that Nelson is  the one central point for all the great  Kootenay district. That fact is worth  all the bonuses in the world  Mr; Kellie the member for our next  door constituency has brought iu a bill  which contains the following clause:  No payment oC wages (except yoods or iner-  cluiiiiiis. agreed upon between tlie employee  and employer) shall be miuie or oll'cred by any  pui.oii lor labor performed, within tlie Province  of lii'iii.li Columbia by any check, order, time  obock, I. O. U��������� bill of exchange, proniissory  notc, or other undertaking' other than gold or  silver currency, or bank notes or bills drawn upon or payuble'aior within any place or locality  uot wil.nin the Province of Ui-ilisb Columbia.  We started out with the iutention of  explaining this bill to our readers. We  read the clause and read it again and  came to the conclusion that vie were trying to interpret a Chiuese cipher dispatch. Then we imagined" it was a joke  from the L'uzzle Column of The Province  with a prize ot ������5 to the lirst solver, aud  we'have uo time for such things. Later ou  the truth dawned on us. It was au attempt of a member of the Ti. C. Legislature lo express himself in English. Then  of course we gave it up and we leave it  now to our readers to make what they  can of it. It appears (we only say it appears) as if iu future wages must be paid  in Chinese copper "cash,'" iu the cowrie  shells of the South Seas, or in bunches of  black and blushing maidens from the  plains of Tiinbuctoo. Ou enquiry at the  local banks we find that they have no  stock of these commodities at present.  ST_A_TIO__nTE_R"5T  CORRESPONDENCE.  " ������;<in-ral   IIi'1'Im-i-I.  To Tin* Editou:  Sir,���������Will you allow me as a militiaman to answer ex-Sergeant Major's assertion that General Herbert is a "rank  failure" as C. O. of the Canadian fence.  The reasons for "ex-Sergeant Major"  making-this stateineut-'wliensumined-  upanioiint t.o the following: 1st, that  Lthe General countermanded a parade:  2nd, that the General exhorted a li. C  Votes' ani!   I'oiiiniriils. .  The reports oi the Military Attaches, of  Great Britain, Germany, aud the United  States with the Japanese army at^ the  capture of Port Arthur, havo been re"  ceived by their respective governments  and .published. Of their absolute reliability there "could be no doubt even if  .they* did not corroborate each other.  From them we learn that the stones of  i rapine aud murder uby the conquering  Japanese were at least highly exaggerated. It is true that they gave uo quarter-  to their enemies during the eveniug-fol-  lowing the assault, but their passions  were excited by the stories of cruelty aiid  torture inflicted on their unhappy comrades who fell prisoners into the hands of  the Chinese. And these stories unfortunately were.only too true.  Mr.   Keltic's ���������llclVni-e.  Editou Mixeic:���������  During   the   past two   weeks J  have  noticed considerable adverse criticism in  the columns of  the Minek ou the action  of Mr. Hume and myself in defeating the  lied Mouutaiu  railway  charter.   Now in  regard to your remarks about Hume that  he led off the attack on the bill backed  up iu his ignorant opposition by myself I  wish iu all fairness'to say that it was myself that was principally responsible for  the defeat of'hat bill and outside of Mr.  Humes   vote  nearly all -the opposition  came from myself which I will make clear  further on.   Before going into details 1  wish to state that I have' -never opposed  Mr. Corbin building iuto the Trail Creek  mining camp provided he builds from any  point on the Columbia l.iver north of the  international  boundary line.   In fact I  pointed out to him time  and again that  if he changed the route of his Railway  from the Sheep Creek route to the Columbia river side in 15. 0.  that it would get  my hearty support.   This I stated  be-'  forejtheRail way committee andon thefloor  of the Legislature.   I urged Mr. Irving  to get   the   promoters   to   change   the  route   but   without   avail.    Before   Mr.  Corbin left Victoria I went  to see him  at  the Driaul   Hotel and pressed him  strongly to  build in from the Columbia  Kiver   but without- results.   When tlie  Bill came before the Railway committee I  strongly opposed the Sheep Creek route  and had the Bill practical}- deleated when  the solictor iu charge of the Bill  asked  that the further consideration of the Bill  be deferred. This was granted. Mr. Hume  was not amemberof the Raihvay committee aud had no vote there.   In fact that  day he was on the Private bills committee  in another committee   room.    About a  week later Mr. Corbin and his engineer,  Mr. Roberts appeared before the Railway  committe and Mr. Corbin contended the  Tiail Creek route was uot practicable.  He  talked about an 8 per cent, grade and  eithpr'he or Roberts stated  that   while  they would not say it was totally impossible" to build a railway there that it would  be very' costly to build aud diflicult to  opeiate   when built Mr. Roberts stating  there was a difficult, canyon   to contend  with and that the mines were about five  miles iu an  air line from  the mouth of  Trail   Creek.    No   matter   whether-the  railwy is built via Trail Creek or Sheep  Creek the same grade has to be overcome  and the same gradescan be obtained either  way   by building   the   same   length of  route.���������The character-of-the-coiiutryto--  build a railway is quite as good from the  Columbia River as it is via Sheep Creek.  This I am convinced of by reports of engineers.   Iu   the first   place   I   did my  level best to get Corbin to build the road  from the Trail Creek side.   Iu the second  place my tramway bill, which I have succeeded   iu   getting   through  the  house  after five years  perseverance,  will give  Mr. Corbin the privilege of building iu a  tramway and to compete either with the  C. P. 11. or any other company -for the  trade of the Trail Creek mines without  any   special charter.    -No  pressure, has  been brought to bear upon  me by the C.  P. R. in fact the contrary is the case for 1  had great dillicuity in  getting Mr Abbot to allow Mr. Fletcher of Nelson  to  make a report to me of the character of  the Trail Creek country he being the original) available to report quickly.    I have  n<> desire to combat your contention that  my opposition like. Mr.  Hume's was ill  advised-and ignorant opposition.    1 am  quite   willing   that  you    express   your  opinions freely on my action.   Politicians  arc not infallible any more than editors  and it may be that my opposition to the  lied Mountain railway was ill advised and  ignorant. - Still 1 have failed so lar to be  convinced that I have* made any mistake  aud am more firmlycpnvinccd every day  that my action on that  Bill  will  sooner  or later meet even with "your approval.  *u Your respectfully,  Victoria, j. M. Kelui.   ���������  loth Feb., 1895.  [We have omitted portions of this letter which refer to statements made iu our  contemporary. Mr. Kellie forgets that it  is not the custom for one journal to publish comments ou remarks made in another.���������En.J  TURNER  BROS.  i.  0  ���������lit  CD  IFJOsrCTT G-oons  Province Publishing CbY  LITHOGRAPH DEPARTMENT.,  TUB _*I-I>VI.\<I' ITUMSIIIM' riMIPAXY lnivlu������ lulun over (lie Iiu������Iii<-������������ a_tl plnat  orlIn- Villain.. Lr.ll������������;K...l>lli<: i:������llil'AVV(Hr, u. K. <:rv<-i<li>tlllacllaga.  lori'iiiini), is how |ir������'i>ar<;<l l������ luru mil till vIukm-,. or Colour itud Commercial  M'ork .-null iii���������  Maps, Checks, Debentures,  Bill and Letter Heads,  Coloured Labels, Show Cards, &c.  BEFORE SENDING YOUR ORDERS EAST GET ESTIMATES FROM  PROVINCE PUBLISHING GO.  15 BROAD STREET,  VICTORIA,  B. O. 79  THE "NEW AGENT-GENERAL.  Theappointmentof the Hon. Fouuks  Q. Vernon to the responsible office of  Agent-General has been received liy  the press generally without enthusiasm. This lack of rapture means that  the appointment was not popular. But  the mere silence of such a   garrulous  press as that of tliis_Pj'ovince is the  strongest possible" evidence that there  was nothing to be said against it.  Mil.  VEHNON therefore goes to Londou wit h-  -ni-jiiv voice being raised against him. , . . ,    .  oucdu. ������"��������� ^ _ n ; the goou people tnere Uiinee to its uiiisic.  The ominous silence tailed in Us et.ect, . J$]il tb��������� s,le(;t bef(jre us is uot ���������[ the kind  We .have received the first number of  the Rossland Record,^ which was somewhat a surprise. We understood that  the peripatetic press which has failed to  charm either Kaslo or .New Denver was  going ''���������> Kosfland io see if it- could make  no notice was taken of it and the mute  objectors having no other weapon to  produced by the Great Kicker. It bears a  distinctly American character and also an  battalion to prove worthy oftheir forefathers; I'rd, that lie wished to amalgamate two regiments; Ith, that he placed  the Adjutant-Ceil oral under arrest; "ith,  ihat only tlie0religious tolerance of today permits him as a 11. C. to be a  guardsman. And these are to be considered sufficient reasons J to condemn  the General as a'.'rank failure." Pcr-  invps Irom an ex-niilil iaman's point of  view it. may la.' so, but. I am pleased to  ..now that the viist'inajority of present  militiamen think-otherwise and more  nnd rnoie are they beginning to appreciate the characteristics of their commandant, liti'.-iuse I hoy are now  realizing the dilliculties that one whose  watchword is "duly," has to contend  wiih in a country where politic'al.ex-  pediency is the rule, together jvilh the  vast improvement in the service that he  has iiiaugtu'iited in spite of those dilii-  culties. One has oiilylo intelligently  ���������rend the Militia report's tn see I fie immense amount of work (hoGeneral has  done for our good. Take a few examples. The improved organization  ofthe permanent corps. The arrangement, oiVa joint system of defence with  the. Imperial Government. The provision of modern arms". The school of  instruction. The disbanding of utterly  useless militia. The inerese in strength  of corps where retpiired by the country. The donation of valuable prizes  to those who have shown a desire to'  be,a credit to the service. The regulations whereby officers must qualify to  retain their position.'  These are but a very small portion  of the good works he has done for us  and yet more than enough J should  sajT, from a soldier's standpoint, to set  oil'against tlie terrible accusations of  ex-Sergeant Major. And I maintain as  a soldier from a soldier's standpoint, is  the correct light to view the Generals  actions and position. It is difficult loins militiamen to see ourselves as  '���������regulars" see us and not to mince  matters we will swallow all the praise  we can get, yet bitterly resimt any  blame. The sooner the Canadian  Militia as a body,' learn that they can  not expect the criticisms due to crack  regulars, while they at, the same tiuie  protest, -'we are volunteers and must  lie treated as such, tenderly and without our feelings being hurt," the better for the service. More particularly I  as  in  spite of the   press and of  the!  members, (ns many love  to call thern- j Complete lists of existingMining locations  selves,  as if   they belonged  to some!  union) There are no volunteer's in Can-!  ada.   To expect a soldier of General'  Herbert's calibre,    an officer   of   the  ���������fREMAiNE Steam Stamp }j\m  THE LATEST PBACTICAL MINING  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED   (HislH'.st iHiiril al World's lair < lili-iigo.l  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospeetiug Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per dien:. The entire plant consists of Boiler. Steam Pump"  and Copper Tables. Weight, 2_J00 pounds. Itis built in sections winch can bo  taken apart and easily transported by.-pack animals. These Mills can be erected  aud-placed-iu-riiuniiig-otder_at-from S2,000-to-82,:500,^nccordiDg-to-locality.-^:Full-  particulars from  M.  s. DAVYS, Sole Agent,  _sr__3i.so_sr-  33.   C.  Among all the miuing machines and appliances shown at the "World's Columbian  Exposition there was uothiug which excited more interest and favorable comment  than the Tukmainf, Stjgam Stamp MiMi iu the Mining Building. It was a positive  novelty to the great majority of mining men. It commanded attention by reason  of its simplicity and evident practibility. Experienced mining engineers were  astonished to learn that such a machine had beeu in successful operation for over  two years in the extreme north-western part of the United States. '   (9)  AEMIT ;& RASHDALL,  Mining Brokers.  Conveyancing, Notaries Public  Abstracts.  Mining  NOTICE.  J. H. BRGWNLEE  MINING BROKER.  -VICTORIA. B. C.  "VfO'l'ICK is li.r.liy idvi'i) liial tin-' iinilisr-  J?S iiiciiliimuil r--i|>o-tivu iiiiioiiiils ��������� will lio  paid ii-s bounty for lli'i liuiul of every paiilli-i'.  or wolf .oyulu killed in n s_tll..l district of till)  I'roviiicc on llie curl inculc ofa.lu-aiee of tho  Pence l.li.itsiicli iiniiniil wus killed in a settlement, iiml thiullie li'iiud was produced lo and  destroyed by him, nuinely:���������  l-'or 'oncli panther, seven dollars  and   lifty  conls (������7.'0). - - " _  For each wolf, two dollars ($2.00).  I'or uiieh coyote, one dollar (31.00).  Uy Coniiiiiind.  JAMKS I5A_:i'R,  Provincial .Secretary.  Provincial .Secretary's Ollice,  (20) '_.nd August, 1SGI.  Qich's Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  '������������������ WIIOI.KSA-B AM) KI-'TAH'���������  -TOBACCONISTS  ������  ARCHER MARTIN,  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  si <:������v.:k,\mk*������t *tiii;������:t,  over Hank of ilontre.-il,  VICTOIUA. 11. C.    .   CAN'ADA.  SI'IXIU,   ..T.KY.IM*   TO   MIMIM'    LAW.  : -   " - 87  NOTICE.  "XTOTICK is hereby f^iven that'thirty days  X> aft.rthin date I intend to apply to the  Stipendiary Jlagistrut- for a licence to sell  wines and liquors-by retail at my hotel at  ltoii-land. v    '  GVH. WASS'lOLAf.  February tilth. lSai.  SI  ___L__!__i--:___!____  HENRY. SHORT & SON,  GUNMAKERS  Antl  lni|t������rl<-r< <>r Culls, Klllct, ..iiiiiiuiiI-  liim <il';ill Klinl'.   Pithing Tackle  in (.real Vnrli-ly.  I'i IMU <;I,.iS STREET.  Agents  for  the celebrated L.  & CO.  (Loewei- Co.) ]'. B. 13., and other best  English I'riar Root Pipes.  VKTOHI t, B. ������'.  jiim.vi;  A large stock oi "OWN MAKE" Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and all smoker's  i equisites kept on hand.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  I'MMill  oil-Kits i;v i  .iriK.Mn:i������  ���������OST  TO.  I> 1(11.111'TLY  THE   TRADE  SUPPLIED.  : T>     C. CAMPBKLL-JOHNSTON  of Sw.tnsea, India, and the United Stolen  METAhLLI'.GIST. ASSAYEK.  AND MIXING ESOISBKK  Proper! ie-; reported on. AllasKiy. undertaken  Furnaces and concentrntinjf plants planned  and erected. Treatnioii._ororesi.iven. Ores  bought and sold.   Uox *0, Vancouver, B.C THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY 23, 1895;"  ��������� .y.xcMNnf.������������������rrK-'u?jMwi_tra_i_^__������i������'^ --*.>.>''  _.f___U_-_HXX__U  .j^^Vfc* ^-W*!  MISSION CO.  * A * # *  THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN KOOTENAY FOR ALL KINDS OF  * * * * *  GENERAL PRODUCE, GROCERIES, FLOUR, GRAIN, FEED, ETC.  JULIUS EHRLICH, Manager. Mail Orders a Specialty. Telephone 41.   -       -CST-EXiSO-N",   _B.   O.  TOO MUCH FOR HIM.  UKIUIML.  The Boole  Agent   Sadly DiK-ovcred   That  He Had Tuckled the Wrong M_u.  A young man, with a largo book under his  arm   and a 7 by 0 smile on bin  rung, stuck his head into the tickotwin-  . dow at  the Union depot  nnd asked the  clerk what tho fare was to San Antonio.  "Ten dollars and fifteen cents, " replied tho ticket slinger.  "I am pining to lcavo Galveston, but  I lack just $10 of tho ticket money.  However, that shan't part us. I'll  make a partial cash payment of 15 conts  and tako the rest out in trade. " .  "What do you mean by taking it out  In trade?"  "I"am a book agent, and if you will  let me have the ticket I won't try to  sell yon a book. I won't say book to  you once. This is the'most liberal and  advantageous offer ever made to tho  public, and you ought to take advantage of it. I have been known to talk a  man io completely out of his senses in  15 minutes that he wasn't even fit to  ���������end to the legislature afterward."  "What book have you got?" asked  the ticket agent.  A bearding smilo came, over the book  agent's faoe, and in a singsong voice  he began:  "I am offering, in 17 volumes, 'Dr.  Whiffletree's Observations In Palestine,'a book that should be in every  family, a book that comprises the views  of tbe intelligent doctor on what he saw  In the Holy Land, with numerous speculations and theories on what he did  not see, altogether forming a complete  library of deep research, pure theology  and chaste imagery. I am now offoring  this invaluable encyclopedia for the unprecedented low price of $2 a volume,  which is really giving it away for nothing."  After the book agent had kept this  up for about.ten minutes he began to  grow discouraged. Instead of showing  Signs of weakening, tho. ticket agent,  with an ecstatic smile on his face, begged the eloquent man to keep on.  The book agent stopped to rest his  jaw, when the ticket man reached out  his hand and said:  "Shake, ole fell Coin, inside and  take chair and sing that all over again.  That cheers me up" like a cocktail. I  used to be a book agent myself before  I reformed and went into the railroad  business, and that is like music to me.  It soothes me all over. It calls back  hallowed memories of tho past and  makes mo want to go out on the road  again. I would rather pay $20 than have  yon leave Galveston. You must come  around every day. I could listen to that  ���������11 day and cry for more.''  The book agent shut his book and  ���������aid-  "Some infernal hyena has given me  away, but there is another railroad that  . I can get out of this one horso town on.  I'll not consent to travel on anyroad  that doesn't employ gentlemen who can  __treat .a_ca8h..customer_>v.i t'i_.ommoii_po__  liteness. You can't capture my book on  any terms, and if you will wnno out of  your cage I'll punch your head iu less  'time than you can punch a ticket. " And  he passed out like a beautiful dream! ���������  Galveston Nows.  Two.Funentliu  That, is a " touching story told of the  fnnerr'.of Sir Walter Scott: The road  by which tho "procession took its way  wound over a hill, whence can, bo seen  one of the most beautiful of landscapes.  It was 'his habit to pause there to gaze  upon the scene,' and when taking a  friend out to drive he never failed to  stop there and call the attention of his  companion to tho most beautiful points  of the view. Few could refrain fron.  tears when, carrying their master ci  his las* journey, tho horses stopped at  the old familiar spot, as it were, for him  to givo  a last look at the scene ho had  - loved so well.    '���������  Extremes meet.' I told this anecdote  of Scott's  funeral to  a friend, who, in  - turn, told me a story! A little less than  a century'ago there lived - in a certain  New England village a graceless fellow  who .pent inost of his time at the grog--  shop, to" tho neglect of all honest call-.  ings.; When - thc summons had at last  come.for him - -  To join     '  The inmunerablQ caravan that moves  To the palo realms of shade,  as his funeral procession, oii its way to  the place of burial", passed his favorite  haunt the bearers inadvertently turned  a little aside, at tho same time slackening their pace. The wag of, tho neighborhood spoko hastily: "Go on, go on!"  said be.. "Don't stop here, for mercy's  sake! He'll be suro to go in!"���������Journal  of American Folklore.��������� -  E.  AI'THUK, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN',   J'tc.  CoKOXKK -OK  W'KST  IvOOTKNAY,  O/llcc over Nelson Drug Store,  West Maker street,  Nelson, B.C.  Calls ut ollice promptly attended today and  night.'  NOTICE.  "XTOTICB is hereby given that Howland  _1_1 Stevenson, as agent for Andrew 11. Hendryx, has liled tlie necessary papers und made  application foi- u Crown Grant in favor of a  mineral claim known nstlie "Arcade," situated  on North Beach and joining the east .-.ide line  of the "Comfort"mineral claim, inthellendi-yx  Camp, in thc Ainsworth Mining Division of  West. Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants, if any. are required to  file their objections with mo within liO days  from the date hereof.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, li. C., Cold Commissioner.  Jan. 10th, 1895'      73 12-1  No. of Plaint :fi_'/ill.  IN THE COUNTY COt-liT OF KOOTi'NAY  HOLDKN AT NELSON.  To  ���������William H. Brandon of llie town of New  Denver in the District of West Kootenay, _'ree-  Minor of British Columbia, and Michael P.  Adams of the town of Perth in lhe Province of  Ontario, Free-Miner of British Columbia, and  Uobert C. Adams of the City of Montreal in  the Province of Quebec, Free-Miner of British  Columbia;���������  TAKE NOTICE thai a-plaint has been entered and a summons issued against you in the  above County Court by Moses Ediains. Peter  McPhcc, and Thomas J. Itoadley, all of Kaslo  City in the District of West Kootenay,- B. C,  Free-Minerj, and James B. AVilliams of the  City of Spokane in the State of Washington,  Free-Miner of British Columbia, and William  H. Cain of the town of Grangcville in the  State of Idaho, Free-Miner of British Columbia,  for the following, that is to say;���������  (u) That they may be declared lo be the  lawful owners of the mineral claim "Manhattan."  (b) Ten Thousand Dollars damages for the  trespass and conversion committed by you.  (c) Au injunction restraining you from  committing any fiiftlier tro-pass on the mineral claim "Manhattan."  (d) Such further and other relief as the  nature of thc case 'may require and to the  Court, seem just.  And an order has been duly madu by lhe  Honorable William Ward Spinks that the  publication of a notice of the entry of such  plaint in "The Miner" a weekly newspaper  published at Nelson, li. C. for a period of Four  Consecutive weeks; and the posting of such  notice in the Court House at Nelson aforesaid,  ar.d thc mailing by Registered Letters in Kn  velopcs duly sealed and the postage thereon  prepaid in Her Majcsly's Post Ollice in the  City of Kaslo, 11. (.!. of copies of the Summons,  and statement of claim herein to each of you,  and add.-essed to you the said William H.  Brandon at Guelph in the Province of Ontario,  and to you the said Michael P. Adams nt Perth  in the Province oi Ontario, and to you the said  Uobert C. Adams at Alum real in the 'Province  of Quebec, and enclosing a true copy of the said  order with said summons so addressed and  mailed to each of .Vou SHALL BE DEEMED  to be service of the summons upon each of  you. mid have the same force, virtue and effect  as if personal service had been ell'eeted.  The summons will be heard at Nelson, B. C.  on the lilth day of April, at ten o'clock in the  forenoon, on which day you are required to  appear, and if you do'not appear cither in person or by your i-olioitor at the time and place  above mentioned, such order will be made and  proceedings taken as thc Judge may think just  and right.  Dated this 12th day of February, A. I). 18115.  T. II. GIFFIN,  CHAHLES W. McANN, Ilegistrar.  Plaintiffs' Solicitor. 85  FIRE INSURANCE   POLICY ACT,  1893."  N  OTICE is hereby given tluiL His Honour  tlie Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  'further postponed the commencement of "An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from the 1st day of April, 18U4,  until the 1st day of April, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  2i)th March. 181)1. (2)  SHERIFFS SALE.  u  , ____^_  NOTICE OF SALE BY SHKRIFF.  IN THE  SUPltEME COUltT OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  IlKTWKKX 0 .  .   The Bank ok liitirrsi'i Coi._-Mnr.', Plaintiffs,  A xi j - "      '  The Fhhiiijik I.ije iliMXii Company (Foreign) Defendants.  IN OBEDIICNCE to a writ of Fieri Facias  issued out of the above Court to me directed  in lhe above suit, for Ihe sum of $1,112.02 Debt  and Costs together with interest on the same,  besides Sheriff's fees, poundage and other expenses of this execution, I have seized and will  ofl'er for sale by Public Auction at, Court House,  Nelson, on Tuesday, !lth day of April. 188_.nl 12  o'clock noon, AU the right, title and interest, ol  the above defendants in the lands described be-  low, orsuflleiont thereof lo satisfy lhe judgment, debt and cost in ibis action.  I  ���������j���������>.  :'__  -' u  'J ���������  .-^_  "- o  5  _)  JC  i~ _ */.:_  v _  ^_,  u  c  '/,  Zi  a  c/.  o  " ���������/.  ii  *"- o  lLmm  -  -*���������  .  w   .  _*���������*;  ��������� ��������� o  ���������j.  - *ix  ^z o  ���������  . Ha  ���������_*>  _?3*i  *���������*  s������.  S. IlEDGUAVE,  Slierilfof Kootenay.  1st February, 189..  Terms of sale cash.  Dated  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay.  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  -*-* accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax and .ill  taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act" are now due for the year 1805.. All  of the above mimed taxes, collectible  within the Southern Division of the  District of West Kootenay, are now-  payable at my ofiice. '  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1805���������  One-half! of one per cent, on real property.  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, 1S')5-  Two-thitds of one per cent, on real  property.  Two and one-half per cent, on tho  assessed value of wild laud.  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 IS years.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 26th, 1895.  Of  ia  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS.  From 1st January and till further  notice the rate of interest,allowed on  Savings Bank deposits hy this Bank  will be three percent. (tt%) per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  JMiinagei'.  Bank op British Columbia,  Nelson, 2Stli November, 1891.   :,-  BANK of MONTREAL  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS.  From 1st January, IS!!"),-until further  notice the rate of Interest allowed on  ���������Savings Bunk Deposits hy this Bank  will he three per cent. (3%) per annum.  A. II.  BUCHANAN,  59 JMniiager.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE ishereby given that Edinond Itaney  ���������i_N has lllcd the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant hi favor ofthe  Mineral Claim "Nickel Plate" situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must lilc their objections with me within lludnys from the date of  this publication in I liuIiritixliColumbiu Gazette  X.' FITZSTUUBS,-  Datcd, Nelson, 11. C. Gov't Agent.  21st January, ISSlo. 75 2li-l    '.  ' A Sitting of the County Court of Kootenay  will be hSlden at Nelson on  Thursday,  lfat^o. 11  daV of April,, A. p., 183.1. , ALso a ������ t.jjy ofthe   [._.���������_  said Court <  on Monday,  said Court will beh6l_er> at'the City of Kaslo  i Monday, 22nd day of April, A. D. 189.).  T.  Nelson, B. C.         .  Feb. 2nd. 1886.-  H. GIFFIN.    _L   ���������      ,  Kegistrar ot the Court.  8_  IiANO  HKGISTItY Ol-KICE, ; "  8th day of -February.-189.*), 11 o'clock a.m.  . 1 herebv certify that, no charge appears rcgis-  n-.rt-ilii_>u*iD.stJ>ot Ho,- Group 1. Kootenay District known as "The Freddie Lee" mineral,  claim, whereof the Freddie I.cc Mining Company tl'nreign) are,.thc registered owners..  AND'TllAT THE FOU.OU'ING is the only  iudgment apnea.iiiR registered against the real  estate of the i-Veddie Lee Mining Company  lForeign.1.  lOlh OCTOUKU. WJ3. Judgment of the Supreme Court of IJi'ili-U Columbia obtained on  th lOtli October, Itftt. W the Bank of British  Coluiiibiiiagain-tllie Ki-wldieLee Mining Com-  panv (Foreign) for thc sum of 33,0_t-.4_ debt and  ^_-������.ill costs, making togotl.tr to sum ot $1103.52.  I'cgislered the Ulth October. 1893, at 1 p. m.'  l'-tfi i No. HI. ���������'  S. Y. WOOTTON,  Dep. Uegi-trar-Geueral.  LINDhEV CKEASK. Ksy.. V. L;  City.  S. HEDGKAVK,  Sheriffof Kootenay.  .\OTI-l-.  *VTOTICE i= hereby given that Henry E. Croas-  J7S daile.asagentforthe Hall Mines, Limited,  lias filed the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant infavor of the Mineral  Claim "Koh-i-noor," situated, on Toad Mountain,  in t he Nelson Mining division of West. Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must Iile their oh-  jections within 00 days of I he date of this publication. X. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson, 11. C. ' Gov't Agent.  28th December, 1S91.      71 dcc29  ROSSLAND  The Post Town at the head of  TRAIL CREEK, WEST KOOTENAY.  And close to the Le Roi War Eagle and other Gold Mines  now shipping ore.  The Great Gold Camp of the Province  From 60 to 80 tons now being shipped daily from the town.   Within one day of _���������  Spokane, via Northport, Wash., and accessible by the steamers of the  C. & K. S. N. Co. on the Columbia Hiver, via Trail Landing.  PROPERTY0 IS  STEADILY   INCREASING  IN   VALUE.  ROBERT J. BEALEY, Agent for the Townsite Proprietors.  International Gommission Co  OKI .tllner Kllililiiig .\-lson, it. <;.  WEEKLY PRICES, F.O.8., COLVILLE  Saturday, February 23rd 1S05.  Hay, mixed, $fi to S(!.;')0 Per ton  Hay, timothy, 87 to ������7.50   Oats. 80 cts...- l'er cwt  l'olatoes. 15 cts :      " .  Turnips, 75 cts        "  llutabaga. C5 cts        "  Cabbage, ������1        "  Carrots, (ioets        "  Beets, 75 cts        "  Onions. ������1 ���������.        "  Chickens, 82.50 Per doz  Hens, ?t   Dueks.SC   Turkeys, ������12   Dressed Hogs, 51 cts ....Per lb  Dressed Beef 4 cts ~.      "  l-'irc cars of Inst .v.ar'*   mixed limolhy  ami r-il-l������|i hay ut HI.*������������������:.'. |>cr Ion.   ...  ^_  (52) .IliMliS t-IIKMl'II, Jlniingcr.  ._io_-teaK_ig.o���������B.C���������Li  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  VAN-COfVEE,   33.   C-  VANCOUVEB TO NANAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. lt. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo al. Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  iinUril a:in.  XANAIMOTO VANCOU VKK.���������S...."Cuteh"  I'cavc. daily (Monday excepted) at S a.m.  Vancouver iiikI Xorllu-i-ii Si'lllt'ineiiln.  " S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. AVharf every .Monday at 11 a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all  way ports, returning Wednesday, anil on  Thursday at. 11 a.m. for all points as far as  Shoal Hay, returning Saturday. Cargo ul Company's U harfuniil .a.m.  .VIIMIIHI'IM.M'   .'Mtltl'. "  Leave Moody ville���������7, !), 11:1' a. in., _:-0, l:,'IO  p.m.  J^cave Vancouver���������8! 10:15 a.fn.r 1:15, 3:3(1, 5:30  p.m. :  /t_rStcamers and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing and _-reighting Dusiness.  Storuge Accoiiiinodalion on Co.'s Wharf.  W. V. lorri.M;, .Malinger.  SPECIAL FOB  30 DAYS  #  i SUITS, TWEED, FOM $27.00. - - - - -  SUITS, FANCY W0RSTEd7$35.00 UR  TROUSERS FR0M~$6.50 UP. - - ~"~-  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD," $jq  USUAL PRICE $13. "OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  iBEWrrflQB^  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers,  Boiler Makers, and Manufac-"  turers   of * All   Classes  of  Machinery."    Sawmill  and  MarineWork a Specialty.   _     * ' -.    -  -Wi,K .HAMiiM<;ri;KKKS of tiik  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  / Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Telephone 94.  V. O. Uox 771.  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES  AND OTHERS   Y ���������THE    NIC W,: - FAST   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by dfiy or week  on reasonable terms. - Oid.i's sent  i trough the pursers  of. tlie steamboats  Nelson or Ainswortb, with whom nr-  i rangements eaube niaclo,  or by  mail or  telegraph to C. AV. Busk, Balfour, will  ; receive prompt attention. (19)  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days from  .the date hereof 1 intend (o apply for a  Crown Grant to the "Calcium" Mineral Claim,  surveved as Lot 7-1, Group I, situated in Galena  Bay iii the Ainsworth Mining Division of West  Kootcnav District. This application will be  made un'dcr -ection 35 "Mineral Act. 1891."    '  Copies of the Held notes and plat can be seen  at the oflice of the Government Agent, Nelson.  Nelson. 11. C��������� ANDREW B. HENDRYX.  December 20th, 189L     82dcc 70  UPTURE  More CURES  have _een effected by my  Trusses, with  perfect ease to wearer, than by all other  <lcvi(-c.s comhiiird. Theyi etuinlargest  Hupture uucler severest strain. A system of flttiner has been perfected the  last _ 6 years, fully equal to personal  examination by innll.   27 patents  __&Si-!S- DEFORM IT Yi  CHAltlCS CLVTBE.  IN Xias St-vr-TMcatv,  We keep in stock a full supply, of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fitting?,  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing Uubbcr Valves, Hubber and Leather  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.      '  ��������� "     ' "       ' ..:���������-������-  HOISTINa ENGINES and SINHNGPUMPSFOK MINES  Comer Alexander Street aud Westminster Ave., VANCOUVEE;. B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manage;  1*. O. box 69.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets.  NELSON, B. C.  FINANCIAL AND  - INSURANCE AGENTS  REAL ESTATE,  Loans negotiated on N elson property.   Collections made., Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lota Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Gc__mi_aion.

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