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 OX.1'_������<���������'.'  THE MINES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG- THE KIOHEST IN  AMERICA.  w������_-:^j>^  ^v..������SI_A.<_;.|r-"y-  Whole Numt-ek 240.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday, March 23,   1895.  ^jgjSf ORES ARE HlGH-Gf-ADE IN  x^o'i tT.i^-^x6012. SILVER, COPPER  ^vSU,f-^/^^ AND LEAD.  ���������������**_*, J) ,       .  CtOR'ia    c    r.     //  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  March  Sn.vicit  Lkad  Kith  018  NKW  18th  02  3.10  YORK.  tilth  'UO  20th  tKtS  'UO  22nd  (ill  3.12  OOFPElt.  Livriu'ool, Match 1895.  Lower quotations from tlie United  States, disappointing statistics nnd tree  "Bear" selling have caused good Merchantable Copper to recede 18/9 per ton  during the month. From A'40 Is. 3d. ou  the 1st ulto.. it rose to ������40 3s. 9d. ou the  7th, fell to i*39 5s. on the 12th, rallied to  .������39 15s. on the 14tb, declined to ������39 7s.  6d. on the 18th, recovered to ������39 lis. 3d.  next day, nnd then fell away to ������38 17.  6d. ou the 25th. The closing value today is ������39 2s. 6_. for cash, and ������39 10s.  for three mouths' prompt stocks showing  a reduction of 474 tons for the fortnight.���������  fames Lewis &* Sons, Circular.  NEWS OF THE CA3EPS.  THE SLOCAN STAR, STRIKES THE  VEIN IN THE LOW Kit TUNNEL.  Lumber forthc Kiislo I'uilwii.v.��������� Milling Divi-  (Icnils.���������Bullion Shipped irom Kunteiiiiy.  NELSON. ,  OUE SHIPMENTS.  Tons.  March 9th to 15, War Eagle via Northport   5a  March 13, Le Uoi to Tacoma   Feb. 10 to 28, via Nakusp:  Slocan Star to Omaha   Idaho "    Itucccau '    Noble Five      "'     ..   ������������������   Monntaiu Chief to Omaha   Wonderful to Omaha..  ��������� 20  2051  170  30  85  20  Mar. 19, Payne mine to Tacoma  j"2  033  BULLION SHIPMENTS.  Mr. Duvys lias iiboufc 50men working  at the Silver King and expects to put  on 10 or 12 more immediately. It is  understood that plans and specifications for the tramway are now being  prepared, und when they have been  authorized by the board in London  the work will be commenced.  At Forty-Nino Creek everything will  be rpady to begin work about the 1st  April, by which time it is possible that  there may be some water in the creek.  At present although it is warm enough  at the lower levels, everything remains  frozen hard on the hills above, from  which Forty-Nine Creek is supplied.  A new feature appears iu today's Mineb.  nothing less than the "Shipments of Bul-  licn," which will be found after "Ore  Shipments" in our first column. The  first load was brought down by the  Nelson on Saturday last and excited a  good deal of iuterest.  March 16, Pilot Bay to Aurora.  "     17,  "     20,  Total shipments since June, 1801:  ORE.  Tons.  . 20  . 20  . 20  . 40  .   20  120~  Nelson ,���������_"������������������:   Trail Creek (gold ore)   Ainsworth   Slocan via Kaslo..".   ttlocan via Nakusp   Er. Blue Bell   18,198  Bullion* 120 tons.  MINING TRANSFERS.  ROSSIiAVD.  March 8,���������St- Lawrence,���������Joseph Michaud to  Miko Morriss. J interest, $125. ,  March 3,-('olden Dawn,���������W.  H.  Chambers  to Chester Glass, ' interest, 525.  March 8,���������Urook and Sun,���������Sam II. Hayes to  Chester Glass, whole, *50.  Mar. 8,���������-olumbia,���������Lee Coombs to Walter  Marshall, ' interest, $1,000.  -   March 9,���������Pliuenix.���������Jesse  Berkin to   -hon.  Ho-kiiiK, whole, $1,000.       _ ....     ..  March  9,���������High   Ore,���������Sam  Morris   to  D.  Stussi, 1 interest. $275.  March !t,���������Cliir,-S. M. Wharton and G.  C.  Wharton to K. L. Tate, J interest, 21.__G.tSti.  March 11.���������Badger,���������James Mahonoy to M.  J. Burns, whole, So. ���������  March 11, New Discovery,���������*A . II. Chambers  to Nicholas Jerry, whole, -������-.  March 11, North Star,���������Frank Gautlner to  Thos. Slack and Chris. McDonald, J (merest, $1.  March 13,���������Alberta,���������Chas. Dundee and John  McKinlcy to U. M. Uruuikellcr, whole, $1,000.  -March lit,���������Star and ltoba,���������Albert E.   Price  to Chester Glass, wnole. $100.  March 13,���������Drake  and   Albert,���������Albert   E,  Price to Chester Glass, whole, $150.  March 15,���������Copper World,���������Orlando I":Lovell  to Chester Glass. 1 interest, $50.  - March 15,���������Thekla,���������J. 11, Bowes to T. O'iar-  rell, Jr interest, $1. ,      . ,   ...  March 18,���������Ui Belle,���������J. Michaud to Minerva  Stewart and Thos. B. Garrison,  'interest, $50,  March  18,���������Nevada,���������Chas.   J. -ltecder    to  Frank C. Loring, ' interest, $1.  Mr. J. M. Retallac, who for a few days  has been staying at tbe Oriental, says  the Victoria Colonist, closing up a mining deal for a Duluth syndicate that he  represents, left for Spokane last night.  Mr. Retallac' has beeu negotiating for  the purchase of a group of gold mines  owned by the Cottonwood Mining Co., of  London, and situated in the Nelson district. The ore is part free milling and  part sulphides, and should the examination which Mr. Retallac will make as  soon as the snow is off the ground at the  mines prove satisfactory a quartz mill  will be erected this spring. The sulphides will be concentrated aud shipped  to a smelter. The cyauide process which  has lately come into general use for  separating gold will be experimented  with upon the ore and should it prove  successful, will give a cheap method of  treatment. In a couple of weeks Mr.  Retallac expects to be iu Victoria again.  He has been in the Nelson district quite  recently and is satisfied the mines will  turn out well. Mr. Retallac, who has  had-a large experience in miuiug, has a  very high opinion of Kootenay's mineral  Tesonrces.  Hughes aud Capt. Gore, the latter on hi:  way to Nakusp.  The railroad track is still in" a bad  shape between here aud tho Forks and'  the engine is ou a par with the track  Coming down on Thursday tho engine  was off the rails live times between the  concentrator and the Denver siding. This*  delay thus caused prevented the trip to  Nakusp and the train returned to the  Forks and only on Saturday was able to  get to Nakusp, owing to a landslide.  Itis satisfactory to note that the Slocau  Star has struck the ledge iu their lowei  tunnel. The strike has been expected for  some tiipe, but the ledge has evidently  been getting flatter. It is thought that  about 40 feet will have to be run before  the hanging wall is reached and possibly  some drifting done before the ore chute  is found.  The bonds on the Fisher Maiden have  been dropped. The claim is looking as  well as ever, but mouey is haul to raise  nowadays for developing any silver proposition except such as will pay from the  grass roots.  The bond on the Wonderful has also  been thrown up hy Mr. Finch. That he  still thinks well of the camp is shown by  a reference to the lecords, where it will  be seen that he has acquired a half  interest in the Em eka and Mineral Hill  claims. They are situated on Sandon  Creek, almost opposite the Slocan Star,  and Mr. Finch's co-owners are Byron N.  White and Charles Chambers.  The town has been improved by the  additiou of a sidewalk from Sixth Street  to Freeze's store and a sidewalk and  bridge from the Newmarket Hotel along  Front street to Bourne's store,  ROSSLAND.  KASLO.  NEW DENVEB.  -F. Nelson  to J. Cockcll,  Mulkey to  March 7,���������Elkhorn,  i interest, $2. -,-..._���������,_  March 8. Pamlico and Bell,���������F. J.  J. Cock.U. full intorest, $1.  March 9.���������Herbert and Charlotte.���������A. C.  Adams to C. F. Porter, 1 int'-rest, $500.  March 9,���������Noonday 1-20, Fourth July No. 2  1-20, Grey Eagle, No. 2 1-10,���������T. J. Hauck to S.  K. Green, $1'. ' '  March 9,���������Noonday ', Fourth July No. 2 J,  Grey KagloNo. 2 J,���������S. K. Green to Byron N.  -White, $1       ' - ���������"  March 9,���������Eureka No. 2 and Mineral Hill,���������  D. Mcltac, H. A. Uoss, I. Wall, J. G. Cress and  Annie Wilson to J. A. Finch, ' interest, $.000.  Maich 11,���������Monty���������,G. Wilson to J. ..utlier-  land, . interest, $.1  March 11,-Morning Star,���������I. Mulvy to F. H.  Bourde, . interest, $2, etc.  March 12,���������Eureka No. 2. Mineral Hill and  Richmond,���������lteliiiquishment by G. J. Atkins ot  any intcrost he may hold in bond on these  claims.  March 12th.���������Burlington No.'2,���������It. Cooper to  C. E. Fielding, . interest, $1.  March-12,���������Arlington No. 2,���������C. E. lidding  to It. Cooper, ' interest, $1.  March 14,���������Mabon,���������Neil Mclnnes to Leo  Coombs, . interest, $25 cash, $500 June 6, 1805.  March 15,���������Legal Tender,���������J. Lall'orty to K.  C. I'ease, all, 81. _ ������     '  March 15,���������Yakima, Oregon, Monday, Sunshine,���������Agreement between H. McFerran and  A. J. Murpny to combine bonds on these claims.  Murphy taking 1, McForrun S-  March 15,���������Same claims,���������lt. Mc. erran lo A.  J. Murphy, ' interest in bond.  ASSKSSMKNT WORK UKCOItDKI).  Noonday, Fourth of July No. 2. Pamlico,  Bell, Spokane  The Cceurd'Alene Miner says that the  reported Bale of the Tiger and Foormuu  mines to an Euglish syndicate is utterly  without foundation. Negotiations have  been pending for niauy months between  the owners of the four principal mines  ou Canyon creek aud the Euglish .syndicate in question, but .about two mouths  ago, says Mr. Clark, manager of the  Foorman, they came, to an end simply  because the terms of sale of the proper-  tie s could not be agreed upon by all  concerned. -  The Anaconda Company is negotiating  (or a hoisting engine that will be cap-"  able of raising the regulation weight from  a depth of 5000 feet. It is to be placed  ou one of the hill properties belonging  to the company. The contract for this  colossal piece of machinery will not be  closed for thirty days yet.  A Melbourne, Australia, paper tells a  story about Coolgardie which may not  be true. A party struck it very rich, and  one of their number was dispatched to  London with tbe specimens, upon the  strength of which a company was floated  ���������with a large capital, a fi.ie slice of which  went to the veudors. The legal managers  telegraphed out to the man in charge to  start crushing at. once. He waited  patiently for results, but received no re-  ply. Several times he wired to tne same  effect, with no better results.   Then he  follows:  The. Loan Bye-law empowering the  city to borrow $10,000 for city improvements was voted oil by the ratepayers on Tuesday last and"carried by  a vote of 47 for and 5 against.  G. O. Buchanan leceived a telegram  on Wednesday from tlie Kaslo-Slocan  Railway Co. to commence cutting scow  timbers for immediate use. The sawmill started upon the'work this morning (Wednesday.) The order is for  about 50,000 feet for two scows, 25 x 75.  This is a pretty sure indication that a  definite move is to be.made to commence operations on the railway. The  scows are to be utilized in drawing in  rails, cars and other material from  Bonner's Ferry.  The Liberals of Kaslo called a meeting on ��������� Wednesday evening for the  purpose of organization. A large iyid  enthusiastic number of electors turned  out. G. O.' Buchanan was unanimously chosen President; A. Carney, Vice-  President; E.=E. Chipman, Secretary;  and���������A.���������W-.���������Goodenough,���������Trpasurer.-  A roll was circulated for signature,  adopting the platform of the Liberal  party of Canada, which was signed by  34 bona fide electors. ,,The citizens of  Kaslo are alive .to ihe fact that a  change in the administration of affairs  at Ottawa is strongly desired, and they  will voice their sentiments on-' election  day.'  Mr. Hewitt Rostock, Liberal candidate for this electoral division, is expected here in a few days. The political pot is beginning to boil.  "W. D. Pratt, proprietor of the Prospector, contemplates moving his plant  from Three Forks to Kaslo. He has  been interviewing the. business men  here to ascertain what support they  would give towards the enterprise. lit;  met with fair success and it is quite  piobable that, in ti few days Kaslo v������ ill  once more have a newspaper.  The camp continues, to be very lively  nnd the number of incomers is increasing.  The departure of the snow will be the  signal for an army of prospectors to  swarm all over the neighbourhood, with  all kinds of possible results. Owing to  the state of the roads very little ore is  moving out.  <.���������  A great strike of rich ore has been  made in the new lower tunnel of the War  Eagle. Here a seam 18 inches wide has  been cut aud it is said to produce uo less  than 13 ounces of gold to the ton.  Last week the Pilgrim, Mouita and  Surprise claims on the Red Mountain,  which are extensions of the War Eagle,  were bonded to a syndicate of Montana  capitalists, represented by Sam Silverman, for $60,000. Paymeuts to extend  over eight months.  There are great complaints of the  handling of freight from _*elsou. This  is all takeu to Northport instead of to  Waueta, the nearest and handiest place.  Iu thus trying to force the traffic ou to  the American side Mr. Corbin is probably-  killing the goose that lays the golden  egg, as he will probably tiud out when  the loute Irom INeison via Robson is  open.  . The output of ore from the Trail Creek  mines during 1894 was 2,341 tons.  During the first two months of 1895 the  amouutshipped was 2,811 tons.  LOCAL   NEWS.  Mr. F. Adie of Waneta is gazetted a  justice of the peace for the South Ridiug  >f West Kootenay Electoral district.  Wc aro sorry to hear that there is a  -mall epidemic of scarletiua among some  if the children of Nelson.  We direct our readers' aUent'on to the  advertisement of Mr. Freel in another  column. He is prepared to supply them  with an article that is very much in demand.  ''Jimmy" Walker, who was for so long  a familiar figure at the Phair and is now  in the hotel business with C. Van Ness at  Rossland. spent the beginning of thi  week in the Kooteuay capital.  The Slocan Prospector of the 16th contains an excellent supplement describing  all the chief Slocan mines. Such a publication is of great use in the country  here and is also the best medium of pushing the interests of Kootenay outside.    0  Capt. Gaudin, British Columbia agent  of the Dominion Marine & Fisheries Department, is staying at the Nelson House.  He has come iu to see to the erection of  the light at the entrance to the outlet  from Kootenay lake.  Our readers will find iu another column  the address of Mr. Hewitt Bostock, the  liberal candidate of the Yale-Cariboo-  Kootenay District at the approaching  elections'. As this ouly reached us yesterday morning it !is too late for us to  make any comments thereon this week.  The s.s. Nelsou made her first trip to  Bonner's Ferry yesterday. -Her new time  table will be fouud in another column.  We are also glad to see that the s.s.  Lytton is appointed to run between Waneta and Trail Lauding in connection  with all trains on the _*.'&. F. S. railway.  0  A. H. Kelly came back from Spokane  on Thursday. He says the city there is  full of capitalists who have been accustomed to invest their money in railways  and-other commercial ventures, but who  are now clamoring loudly ' for gold properties. The fame of Trail Creek has  drawn men from all parts of the States.  Recent importations at Stanleys. The  Treasure Trove, Moeni (Baring Gould)  Magdalena, Tiomone, Taken from the  Enemy, and Trilby. Many of Couan  Doyle's best stories are also republished  of which a Scandal in Bohemia is an excellent example. There is quite a run on  the Prospector's Guide.  The Nelson & Fort Sheppard train that,  should have arrived on Wednesday evening did not reach town until 5 p. m. on  Thursday. The passengers again complain of the uncertainty in which they  were kept, which prevented them from  getting food, etc. We continually hear  talk of daily trains aud buffet cats, but it  7,-ould tend" moro to the reputation of the  line if its managers would remember that  its passengers are human beings to whom  food and sleep are necessary and most of  them arc also busiuess men to whom if  punctuality is impossible, every information as to- their probable movements  should be given. <.  The dividends paid by B. C. mining  companies in Spokane during the month  of Februarv were over 848,000. The  Cariboo 88,000, the Le Roi 88,000, and  the War Eagle oyer 832,000.  THHlCIi   FORKS.  On the Phoenix, a claim which is  owned by Smith, Gibson and Dr.  Brunner, six inches of clean galena  has been struck.  After several months work the lower  tunnel in the Slocan Star has cut the  ledge. At last accounts it hud not  reached the chute of clean galena, but  had only struck the concentrating ore  that surrounds it. Very little doubt  was felt as to getting the vein when  the proper length of tunnel "was completed, but'it must'be a great1- satisfaction to the owners of this splendid  mine to know for certain that their  ledge extends so much further. This  new tunnel is about 450- feet long and  is 500 feet below where the vein outcrops at the surface. Three other  tunnels cut it at various heights. The  addition of this tunnel means that a  very large output indeed cau be made  if transport can be obtained. The  proprietors of the Slocan Star will  probably erect a concentrator close to  the works.  The owners of the Idaho and Alamo ...,,,..  mines expect to bring their shipments- "* ^.L^,;.  Iwi���������.  up to Batons hefoiUeseasot-closes.   ^K^is ll  THE BURNING OF THE SPOKANE.  ���������OiHMonday���������morning��������� last-the -s.s.-  Spokane, belonging to the Columbia  & Kootenay Navigation Company, was  destroyed by fire as she lay at Kaslo.  For some months the company has  used the Spokane as a wharf, the town  wharf having been as our readers will  remember, swept away by the great  flood of June last.  The origin of the tire is unknown.  The watchman attributes it to a defect  in the pipe leading from the kitchen  stove, where he cooked his meals, but  the fire made its appearance about .9  a. in., sometime after he had finished  breakfast and the fire was out. On  the other hand a carpenter in- the employ ������of the company assured Capt.  Troup that the lire could not have  originated at this point as he knew all  about the chimney fixings and was  certain that they were in good order.'  This small cuddy lire was the only fire  used on the ship. -  As soon as the alarm was given  efforts were.made to save what freight  was stored on the vessel and these endeavours met with a fair amount; of  success. Several cases of coal oil (not'  a carload as reported) were removed  before the tire reached them. The s.s.  Ainsworth stood by at no little danger  to herself and used her pumps to great  advantage in helping to quell the  flames. . In order to save the ore warehouse of Retallack and Mann, alongside of which the Spokane was tied up,  the s.s. Ainsworth had a line attached  to the burning vessel and towed her  across the bay. i The flames were at  last subdued before they had entirely  destroyed the boat. All her upper  works are gone. The. hull remains,  much scorched and burnt, but still  afloat and able to bear up her engines  and boilers. ,-The engines and boilers  are probably not much hurt, but the  steam pipe- and  gear attached  to  the  -HUKCH NOTICES.  Sunday, 24th March, 1895.  Methodist Church. Services 'in  Hume's Hall at 11 and 7.30. Morning  subject: /'Unanswered Prayer." . Evening:   "Bliildlishness and Manliness."  Ch-BCH of England. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30. p. m. Holy Communion  8 a. m.  Presbyterian Church.- Service 11 a.  jn. and 7.30. p. m.^ Sunday school (union)  2.30 p". m. Prayer meeting"W'eUnlsday  next 7.30 p. m.= .  Roman Catholic Church.  No service.  THINGS UP NORTH.  Our neighbours in Revelstoke seem  to be having experience of the humours  which sometimes enliven, Justice'*  courts. According to a letter in the  Kootenay Mail, from the J. P. concerned, a man Currie, as long ago als  Deeember, 1893, was charged with an  assault upon one Ellen Swift, but the  man left town and proceedings were  dropped. In June, 1891, the man returned to Revelstoke, and called Miss  Swift bad names, whereupon a second  information was laid against him and  the case came up for trial. The defendant raised the novel and irrelevant  defence that the lady's character was  nolAl, upon which she applied for  and obtained an adjournment for eight  days so that a lawyer could be got.  from Kamloops. I'lfe legal gentleman  speeding to clear Diana's skirts, arranged on arrival for information No.  3, based on the old charge of December, 1893, which now took the form of  an indictable offence. A warrant was  issued with the singular understanding  that it was not to be served if the.  defendant kept away from Revelstoke,  which reminds us of the English jury  verdict, "not guilty if he leaves the  town." Fur.her details are unnecessary; things now took a sudden turn  outside the court. A correspondent,  of the Mail wrote a letter in that journal, calling attention to the above proceedings. To this letter the justice���������as,  we believe, is not usual during the  pendency of a case!���������replied, attacking  the complainant's character and reflecting upon the jurnalistic character  of tlie Mail too. though the correspon-'  dent's  letter appeared  in  the  The above is not the whole legal  news from the aforesaid seat of fore-  sen ic war. The "famous Swift case"  was succeeded by a c:ise in which the  editor of the Mail, who had been given  a month's notice to leave, was, the day  after the service of the notice, charged  before the same justice who sat in the  Swift case, with the offence of "trespassing on the premises" of that newspaper. Mr. Benjamin Henry Lee,  formerly of Nelson and Kaslo, appeared  before the court as the friend ofthe  accused and had the temerity to object  that a J. P. could not try such a  charge, that the J. P. was an interested  party and that, upon the facts admitted, the editor was not at the time  i trespasser, all of which objections  were at once overruled, and the case  .proceeded. Soon, however, a wrangle  took place, owing to the defendant objecting that the justice had omitted  important words iu taking down the  evidence of one of the witnesses. The  report in the Mail states that three  times in reading over the evidence certain words were omitted by the justice.  Thisc-'riled" Mr. Lee aud what followed, if correctly reported, has a touch  of Dickensian humour:  "Mr. Lee. 'With thegreatest respect  for the Bench, I must say that your  Honour is perverting the evidence.'  The Justice. 'Leave t he court'  Mr. Lee at once walked out, after  which the magistrate inserted the  evidence which had been omitted."  The court having adjourned���������for  what purpose the report does not  state���������they are always "adjourning" at  Revelstoke, Mr. Lee, according to anther custom of the town, wrotealetter  to the newspaper (under a well known  Shakespearean heading) in which he.  denounced the just ice as a "partial and  unjust judge and a disgrace to his  position," in that he showed "bigoted  partisanship" on tlie bench, undertook  to proceed "under au Ontario Statute"  and attempted to suppress parts of the  evidence which were against his, the  justice's, interests in the prosecuting  newspaper company���������with which he  had some connection���������all of which, s  Pepys would say, makes mighty fine  reading.  ��������� Perhaps the funniest incident connected with this second case is the  issue of duplicate "Kooteuay Mail"  newspapers (Vol. I, No. 48, March 9,  18.5), one described as the only "authorized" edition, the other appearing  as usual. How this took place does  not appear. The so called "trespassing"  editor may have retained command of  the local type, and the company may  have had their issue printed at a dis-  I tance, or they may have been' some  Jekyll and Hyde transmutation. Who  can say that Revelstoke is a dull place"-1  One advantage of having au "editor's" and separately a ^"director's"  issue of a paper on the same day is  that the public may, by. this means,  get at the true inwardness of things.  The present Dominion Government, it  appears, unwarned by the post office  embroglio at Victoria and right in  front of a coming election, have been  attempting to pay starvation wages,  ,.1.50 a day, to the men employed on  river bank work at Revelstoke., The  officially moribund editor of the" Mai!  denounced this in the Mail as an "outrage" on the part of the government,  and added that "the government cannot afford to lose a single vote in the  forthcoming election, and Mr. Mara  would have a hard job in convincing  the working men, in Kootenay at least,  that such a government was worth  working for, &c, &c." Whereupon,  and owing probably to divers other  remonstrances, the rates were raised  to $1.75 and $2.25 a day. The directors  for their part, however, took the  earliest-opportunity of expressing their  "sincere regrets" to anyone feeling  aggrieved by the contents of the paper,  which it-' would appear from this  apology, were contrary to their "authorized programme." "For some reason  or other in the midst of all this the  editor appears to have been "fired."  Does anyone believe that with a muzzled local newspaper and no election  coming, the men would have ever got  more than $1.50 a day? Millions to  monopolies and the grinding lowest to  the labourer���������that is, in a line, the  policy of the presenlDominion Government. And, when impelled by fear  and fear alone, they go from arrogance  to servility in the twinkling of an eye.  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  DEFEAT OF THE CU11AN REBELS.  A Xew Trial for Kriistus AVImaii.���������Spaniards  Fir. on tin American Mull Steamer.  The rebels in Cuba havo been defeated.  Sir Robert William DufT, Governor of  New South Wales, is dead.  A rush to Alaska has set in. Steamers  from Port Towuscnd are crowded with  men on their way to the gold fields of the"  north. 0  The Danish steamer Ilorsa has sailed  from Philadelphia for Siivanah, having  been chartered by the International Migration society to take about 200 negro  colonists from Savanah to Moravia,  Liberia;  It is rumored in London that Sir William Vernon Harcourt will be made  Speaker of the House of Commons upon  Mr. Peel's retirement. This -vill relieve  the Liberal party of its worst incubus.  The general term of the supreme court  of New York has reversed the judgment  convicting Erastus Wiman of forgery in  the second degree, and on which he w������s  sentenced to five years and six months in  state prison; and has granted him anew  trial.  The London Times is spending ������150,-  000 on the production of a new atlas  which will bo offered to the rmblio at  very reasonable rates. ��������� It is said that it  will be the most complete in every way  ever yet issued, aud it is unnecessary to  say that it will be up to date. The issue  will begin in May and it will come out in  fifteen weekly parts.  Au American mail steamer, "La Alli-  anca," has been tired ou by a Spanish  gunboat off the const of Cuba and the  press of the United States is excited. It  is probable, however, that when the report of the captain of tlie gunboat is received it will throw some unexpected  light on the matter. Relations between  Spain and the United States are exceedingly cordial.  At Winchester, Peuimj'lvania, a negro  was arrested for an assault on a woman.  Threats of lynching were made, and the  negroes of the town, who are uumerous,  determined to rescue the prisoner and  burn the jail. It was found necessary to  place the town under military protection  aud three companies of the Second Virginia Regiment are quartered in the  place. ' " -  A bill has been introduced into the  American senate authorizing the forma-.  tion of a committee, to confer with any  similar committee "appointed by Great  Britain or Cauada - for the purpose of  looking into the feasibility of a canal for  ocean vessels between the''lakes and the  Atlantic, aud to report as to its probable  cost and if any pait of the canal should  be built iu Canada, ' what arrangements  should be made to preserve it for use to  the people of the United States.  CANADIAN NEWS.  General Kavenhill who visited Canada  some years ago to purchase remouuts for  the Imperial Cavalry is dead.  Chinese immigration'for February was  only 55 its against 18-1 for the same  month last year.-  The trade returns for February show  an improvement. ' The imports were increased by S750,000 arid the, exports  were up to the standard,  The Ottawa correspondent of the Colonist, says that Premier Sir MacKenzio  Bowell has"not at present the intention  of running for any constituency at the  coming elections.  James O'Brien, jr., son of James  O'Brien the millionaire clothing ' merchant of Montreal, and partner in the  brokei: firm of Meredith & O'Brien, was  arrested on'a charge of obtaining money  under false pretences laid by the Quebec  bank, the amount involved being.820.-  000.   '      -    -  Clip  of a short  Sentenced to Death.  St. Thomas.���������After eight days trial in  the Elgin county assizes, of one of the.  most remarkable murdercases ever known  in Cauada, John Hendershot, and Wm.  D. Welter were tonight found guilty of  the murder of Wm. Heury Heudershott  on December llth last.   The murdered  man was a nephew of the first-named  prisoner and was engaj-ed to marry his .  daughter.   William Henry's life was in-.  sured for 811,000 shortly before the date  of.the-crime, in.the.girrn favor, l_er_fatb_r__  paying tbe policy premiums.   Both Welter and Wm. Henry Heudershott were in  John D. Hendershott's,employment, and.  the defence tried to prove that' the victim'  was accidentally killed while felling trees  in   Hendershott's  bush.    The   defence  made out a fairly good case and were confident of a verdict of acquittal. The Chief  Justice sentenced both men to be hanged,  ou June 8th..  The prisoner's council will  apply for a new trial.  The mining news, from B. C. in the  papers of Eastern Canada is mostly made  up out of our columns and from those of  our varous contemporaries. We do",, not  know however who is responsible for the  following which we cut from an Eastern-  exchange; Tho Kootenay Hydraulic  Mining Company have commenced work  ou the new.fouiidatiou of a new pump to  draw water from the Poiidd'OroilleRiver,  in order to wash up thoir claim near-New  Denver.  The January cleanup of the Alaska-  Treadwell sIiowb : Shipment of- bullion,  855,095; tons of ore. milled, 20,491; tons  of sulplmrets treated, 377; of bullion  there came from sulphttrets 820,405, For  the six mouths ending Nov. 30, 1894, othe"  working expeuses were "51.38 per ton,������ or  nearly the same as duriug the two previous years. This cost includes many  unusual charges iu connection with new  machinery aud with a" theft of amalgam,  recovery of the same aud arrest of the  delinquents. During the period under  review, 122,282 tous were crushed and  3307,021 realized, an average yield of  82.51 per ton. as against 83.20 for the  previous year. -     * . ���������'  mil Saucer.  A very.pretty story is told  : dialogue between Washington and JefTer-  i son concerning the usefulIness of a Sen-  i ate. Washington thought there should  ' be two houses and Jeilersoti thought a  : second House superfluous. The two  statesmen were discussing the  question  fore a fire with a cup of tea  in  his hand  "Of what use is the senate?"   he  asked,  To satisfy a debt held by C. E. Taylor against \V. A. Flager, Deputy  Sheriff Robinson  will sell the Black  Non-  _ . ���������.        .       , ,i KM..-..    -......._,     _,_       _-.~l -..I.,       .... _l.-       ���������Ottl.  and commence crushing   immediately.   ! The claims are in the drv ore belt, near  This elicited a reply, as follows :,   "lour , Bear iaj_e; iin(i are good"properties.  wires duly received.' Cannot commence ��������� ���������   crushing till you send back the reef."  The total production of mica in the  Province of Quebec    last   season    was i ���������  Among  tbe visitors to   New   Denver  about 400  tons, 150 men -are employed j during _tbe   last week were  Byron  _*  "H mininj-r it  sent a more urgent message,  as  "Shareholder* iudigant that  no  report j Bird)   -M.ip-tob;,,,   Gorman   and  received from you.    Acknowledge this,   pareil claims, at Nelson, on   the  NEW DENVEB.  in tne corres-  heamsof the upper deck have of course j pondence column. The fur now {Jew  fallen from their place. " j briskly.     The  assailed  lady   wrote  a  The vessel  was insured  against  fire j letter'to  the newspaper charging  the  - ... i~flWsou st-moW be  the Liverpool  London and   Globe | justice with making a "scurrilous and j >," '' */���������_"___���������*_'..���������.; ���������.f���������"   ;?a������?$.^  of which  Mr. G. j cowardly attack"   on  her,   and attri-  he  local agent,  for I huting his "hostility"  to the alleged  So.OOO, a stun probably  insufficient to j fact that,   in December,  1_S)2,  he  had   P".  replace thedamage done. j borrowed 870 from her,  on  a demand  veiy great sympathy is expressed ; note, which was not repaid until Noon all sides for" the company, which i vember, 1S93, though several times  | lost its splendid boat Columbia only j applied for. From ail which, be the  | last fall. It was Capt. Troup's fii- ; particularallegationstrueorincorrect���������  | tent ion to put the Spokane almost im-'. of which we know nothing���������we de-  i mediately into commission so as to he,- duce the moral that the awful dignity  j able to lay up the Nelson for about a of the bench cannot be well sustained  ' month for a thorough overhauling and it" a magistrate publishes in a news-  I then to take her share of the summer '. paper his private opinion as. to the  traffic,  which  it   is expected  will  he characters of persons who  appear  A Neat Way to Put It.  The famous New England abolitionist orator, Wendell Phillip's, once, was  addressed in a Boston street car by .a  clergyman, who charged Phillips with  stirring up bad feeling between North  and South, adding, "Why make such  a fuss up here? Why not go to the  south and inveigh against slavery on  the spot?" To this Phillips calmlv  If what use is ttie senate.'     lie asbu ; Ieplied.    -i presume you are a clergy.  "-V* ilj!?"c_.otJ.*.e..!_?, ���������1Z ���������a..���������-S������ '��������� "-���������"-*"     "Yes'   --���������-*���������" ' "And  as   such  "  "'   "*"���������*"��������� "*���������" '""' "*      your' mission   is  to save souls from  "hell:-"-   "Certainly sir,"  answered the  cleric.     "Then   why   don't    you   go  th-ie"*" rejoined Phillips,  closing the  conversation.  UUHUjg ������._>>-       ->u_w       ,<--���������.      ������._._       .���������.j.-���������.      _,.   i   nt__v,       .._,.__���������      --       -_      ��������� ��������� t^- ��������� ___.       .. -.-       _   ] White, E. Mann of the Blue Bird, George [ sufficient to keep both boats going.       1 bis court.  *' You have answered your own question,'  replied Washington. But Jefferson was  too much absorbed in the theme to perceive the drift of Washington's remark.  He wanted to know how he had 'answered his own question. "Why do you  pour tea into a saucer?*' was the Yankee-  like way.of answering the question. "To  cool it," wlls the immediate respon?e.  "Even so,"  Senate is ihe saucer into which we pour  ; legislation to cool.'  A Familiar Phrase.  When Adam and Eve were invited by  returned Washington, "the : the Angel io leave tho garden of Eden,  . :_*,._-.:_���������  ���������   !������_e endeavoured to excuse herself   aa  ' "she had absolutely nothing to wear." If ft  ps;!  If  II  THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY.. MARCH  2?..  ���������8.95-  FEEDING  A MODERN SCIENfiST.  w  .if:  I:  mad.  Placid I run, conton.t, serene.  I take my slab of gypsum bread,  And chunks of oleomargarine  Upon its tasteless sides 1 spread.  The egg I eat -was never laid  By any ca.-lmg, feathered lion.  But from the Lord luiuvs wlmt 'ti.  In Newark by unfeatliercd men.  I wash my simple brcnlcfast down  With fragrant chicory.so'cheap,  Or with the best black tea in town-  Dried willow- leaves���������I calmly sleep.  But if from man's vllo nrts I flee  And drink pure water from th. piunp  I gulp down infusoriio,  And hideous rotatoria),  And wriggling polygastricio,  And sliniy diutoiiiu-ciu,  And hard'shelled o.p]i.yoeereiiit_,  And double barreled kolpodu),  Nonloricnted ninbroclitc,  And various nniiiinleulic  Of middle, high und low degree,  For nature just beats all creation  In multiplied adulteration.  ���������Joseph A. C'haplcau in Boston Herald.  IN THE CAVEHOUSES.  "No, sonor, I will not go with yon;  Jefther will my peoplo go with you. It  Is not good to go to the rock houses.  Spirits have their walking place there  ���������spirits of white men. The ghosts of  our own people are not good, hut the  spirits of white men are devils."  That was the encouragement I received on setting out for my first summer's  ethnological work among tho cliff dwell-  - ings of New Mexico. It was the old  headman of the pueblo, Ziacoto, who  refnsed in this stately way to lend mo  any guides for tho trip, and when. ho  saw I was determined to go anyhow dismissed me with the cheerful warning,  '.'When yon are dead, let not your  mother's spirit reproach me!"  I tried to find out how long tho cliff  dwellings were supposed to havo been  haunted, but the old fellow was uncommunicative. "How can I tell?" he answered. "Spirits live long. It is most  ���������'��������� likely they havo beon there many years.  I myself have not seen them, but it is  said, that always evil spirits dwelt in  the rock houses, and within'a year they  have walked. My people have seen them  and died.   It is not good to go there."  Of course I did hot care anything for  old Yellow Jacket's ghosts. I had heard  often of the lost silver mine of the Te-  wan, and I supposed that this was one  of the ways the Indians tried of keeping,  strangers out of the mountains and probably had told  tho same thing so often  - they had como to believe it themselves.  But we tset out for the cave dwellings  nevertheless with an outfit of six,  though none but the packers knew anything at all  about the location of the  _ dwellings, and they only by hearsay.  It was said that this set of cavehonses  had never beon visited by whito men,  and by the time we got to thoin I was  well inclined to bolievo it. They were  two days' travel up thc main canyon of  the Santa Cruz.iuto tho very heart of  the mountains, and then another full  day's crawl up through a little black  box canyon, narrow as a knife blade  and dark as a squaw's pocket, with only  -a thin blue line overhead where thesfcy  , came, and where you could almost see  the stars in daytime.  Once out of tho canyon, with the roar  of the stream below still in our ears, we  found ourselves almost in the middle of  a big saucer shaped mesa, surrounded  on three sides with mountains and  dropping off sheer on the other to the  valley of the Eio Grande. A good sized  mountain torrent, swelled with the  melting of tho snows, cut across tho  plain and dropped into tho crack in tho  earth out of which we had just crawled,  And five miles away, cutting diagonally  across the inesa, was a thick pino forest,  and rising out of the center of that,  pink in the light of tho sunset and all  - -tie-more- vivi diigai'ist"tlfcTgfeeiTof the  forest beneath it, rose tho long,-straight  wall of the cliff-where we knew wo  should find tho cave dwellings.  And, sure enough, next morning when  we trotted up through the cool green of  the pine woods., fresli with the smell of  the dew still on it, there were the caves,  '������������������ hundreds and hundreds of them, carved  ontof the soft tufa cliff that on close  inspection was yellow instead of pink.  The*; top of the cliff was 80 or 100 feet  high; a sheer outcrop.of volcanic ash  and pumice. But the straight wall in  which tho caves were cut was only tho  upper 40 or 50 feet of it, the baso being  buried in a broken mass of talus, sloping down at au angle of 40 degrees to  the river that swept down along the  foot of the slope liko a mill race.  We pnt in a good day's work at tho  rock houses, which did not look as though  they had over been touched by ti whito  man. Casoy ran a baso lino for his survey and nearly dropped his rodman off  the cliff doing it, for it was terribly  steep in places.  By night there had come up a regular mountain thunderstorm, and i'or our  own convenience w'e had moved into one  of tho rock houses and stabled tho mulc-  in another. It was* as comfortable a  camp as-one could want in a storm, no  possibility of the rain getting!!to us,  while,.perched, as we were, high up tho  cliff, the. prospect out'over the level top  "of the great pine forest was magnificent,  the black aud gray masses of clouds  rolling down over the green of the  ivoods, and the river far down below us  plunging over  the rocks  and spouting  - up in white spray around tho bend of  the cliff.      :;;  The wind howled, and the rain came  - down straight and thick as telegraph  wire,' breaking iuto mist where it hit  the rocks and pitting the swift moving  current of the midstream. The thunder  kept on booming liko mountain batteries in' the.hills ..behind us and rolled  and rattled like the crash of avalanches  ��������� down the slope. Night had fallen, and  tbe only light outside was the lightning that lit up the top of the forest  and the mountains beyond with a pale,  slaty light and turned the round, doorway of the cave into the mouth of it  great camera obscura.  But we were dry and comfortable.  The fire. threw np big, fanciful silhouettes of the party on  the walls, while  the sriioll of the frying baconi sot the  coyotes to howling mournfully outside,  as though Fray Antonio and tho hellhounds wore out for a midnight foray  sure enough. Wo did not mind the  storm���������rather en'overi it, in fa tit���������ate,  smoked and told stories and finally,  when thu conversation had -rugg?-1! old  Salts, one of the packers, turned to tho  other, a young man, with tho remark,  "Say, Rich, this must bo pretty closo  to tho'placo whero you and Corelli had  your walk around with the Navajoes last  spring, ain't it?"  It was a good draw for a story, but  Rich only growled something about it  boing "too d������������������-d close" and then  curled down on his blankets again and  looked uncomfortable. Salts tried to  draw him a little further, but, seeing ho  Would not talk and as the boys wanted  tho story, himself told of how Rich, tho  past spring, had come near getting  picked off by a roving parry of Navajoes.  Rich was in tho cavalry at Wingato at  the time and was closo chnms with  Lon Corelli, a young half breed, tho  two being liko brothers, except that they  wero in love with the .- :uiio girl down  in El Paso. Tho two had been sent down  to Archuletta on courier duty by themselves, though oidColon .1 Douglass knew  tho Indians wero restless, and Rich  came back alono, nearly dead and looking like a ghost, to tell how, on the  Way back to tho fort, they had had a  two days' ohaso with a war party, and  how Lon had been shot out of his sad-  dlo near tho top,of the Archuletta pass,  and Rich himself had only got back  after having his horse killed and wandering for two days in tho hills without  anything to cat. A searching party had  been sent out after tho body when the  Indians had been rounded np, but  though they searched tho Rio Chico  froin tho spot whero Rich had seen the  body go tumbling down tho'..���������cliff., into  the river down tho stream nearly to  whero the stream came out by tho cave  cliffs they conld find no trace of it.  This experience soured Rich on tlie service, and when his timo was out ho did  not re-enlist, but married tho girl ho  and Corelli had been jointly in lovo  with and joined our outfit as a packer.  The storm got worso instead of better, but that did not troublo us, and tho  boys finally rolled up in their blankets.  Rich, who was evidently uncomfortably  stirred up by tho recollection of Salts'  story, but who had not said a word  the whole time, got up and spread his  blankets on tho far side of the fire from  tho door, and though it was really not  cold "wrapped himself up, head and  ears, and lay there like a log. Tho other  fellows were smoking cigarettes, Mexican fashion, inside their blankets, but  gradually tho puffs of stnokodied down,  and tho fire flickered and waned.  I must have been asleep, for I had a  sort.of half nightmarosensation of thero  being some one besides ourselves in tho  cave. Thero seemed to bo a cold, damp  draft directly off the water, and the  embers of tho fire shone a pale blue  phosphorescent tint. There was not light  -enough for shadows, but I was dimly  conscious that something, not some one,  was moving and searching among us  for .-something that it could not find. I  felt all the weak helplessness of nightmare and the same oppressive terror of  something that was going on within my  presence, but beyond my power to control. I could feel the skin draw tight  around my forehead, and thero was that  pricking sensation about the scalp, a  lifting of the hair, that legacy of some  faroff savage ancestor when man had  more traits in common with the brutes.  I could no more move than if a great  woight had boon on my chest, and there  was a rumbling sound as of water in  my oars.  Then, with a feeling of indefinable hor-  ioTjJ. saw yjq_JihjnkeJ_L.abou.t_Rioh_be__  gin to unroll, not as though lie were  throwing tli.in off, but with a creeping, amoeboid motion, as though endowed with a life of their own. Then  Rich himself began to rise, a sort of  mechanical motion liko a figure coming np through tho trap of a theater,  The pale light of tho embers threw bis  face into ghastly lines and wrinkles, and  on it there was stamped tho saino dumb  terror that I could feel upon my own.  And still there persisted that feeling  of another presence in the cave, though  thoro was nothing -definite in tlie moving shadows. On Rich's face there was  a look of piteous appeal as he seomed  to be dragged to'his feet aiid drawn,  mutely resisting, across the cavo toward  tho door. I felt that ho was being drawn  to his - death, as though some horrible  fato awaited him "on lho threshold, but  for tho life of mo I could not 'move a  finger to savo him, and the other sleeping figures lay still as death, all un-'  mindful of what was going on.  Tho wind howled and tho thunder  boomed down tho hollows of tho cliff,  and still Rich was: dragged slowly, resisting, but scarcely struggling, toward  the dooi% Tho ^lightning flashes lit up  his agonized face like that of iV prisoner  on the rack, and his shadow writhed in  tho bright -flashes against the wall. I.  could almost havo "sworn there wore two  shadows, but.the dumb helplessness of  half sleep confused me. Thero was  tomething unreal and unnatural in it  all; and yet, back of the terror of tho  moment, thero seemed to hang a deeper  horror of some tragedy that I could  feel, but could not,understand.  i It was a second "Damnation of  Faust" and I a helpless spectator on  tho edge of the Brocken, gazing in fascinated terror at the abyss into which  i at any moment. I might myself be  i drawn. But it could not last. The strain  j was too intense. Tlio shrinking figure  reached the doorway, and I was almost  prepared, to see him struck down by an  avenging blast of lightning, like the  terrific stage effect in some great trag  edy. But instead of that the lightning,  which,- thp-'ih fitful, had been almost  unceasing" died out into silent blackness. Only in tho center of th. cave th  blue light of the embers seemed to float,  liko a 'dentu firo over an open grave,  but gave neither light nor shadows. I  lost sight of Rich, there was the sound  of a struggle in tho darkness, and thc_t  NELSON  LOTS  1  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government oj  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA IVSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., lo  FRANK FLETCHER  Land CommissioncrC. & K. Hy. Co., Nelson, B.C  there brokoou. an agonized yell of puro  animal terror.  Tho spell was broken. The half light  of the fire���������red, warm and grateful���������  filled tho cave again. The boys started  ���������from their blankets, guns in hand, and  I found myself bending over Rich, who  was lying insensible in.the doorway. I  was dripping with cold sweat, and ho  was whito and cold as a corpse, with  the blood running from a big cut in his  forehead, where he had fallen against  the rock doorway.  The storm had passed over, and the  thunder was growling off on tho far  side of tho Rio Grande, while the rocks  outsido woro still wot and dripping with  tho rain. But tho moon was breaking  through tho clouds, and the air studied  fresh and cool. The boys wanted to  know what was tho matter, but I liardly  knew whether my part in tho uncanny  -ceno'.hnd been mora than a ''dream, so I  told tli.ni I did not know, except that I  had had the nightmaro, and Rich scorned to havo been walking in his sleep.  But ho seomed to be pretty well used  up by his fall, and it took a liberal  drenching with water and allopathic  doses. of whisky to put any life into  him.  The next morning ho was half delirious, with a high fever, and had to bo  loft in tho cliffhoiiso while the rest of  the party went out to work. Howard  was something of a doctor and did tho  best ho could for him, and when night  came and the boys had got supper Rich  ato a little something and dropped off  to sleep. I had gone to sleep, too, glad  enough, that his case had turned out no  worse than it was, for there had been  something truly awful in the way his  illness had como about. I had not spoken to any one but Ned Howard cbout  the true story of our joint nightmare  experience, and ��������� ho had only said  "Humph!" and let tho matter drop.  It must havo been past midnight when  I was waked by the sound of shots outsido, and old Salts shook mo, saying:.  "For God's sake, Cap, get up! Rich's  loose, and he's gone plumb locoed!" I  rolled out of ' my blankets aud started  for the door, but the old packer held nio  back. "Lookout, " ho whispered; "he's  crazy as a loon, and he's shooting up  tho rock houses.''  -As I looked out another shot sounded,  and, peering from tho shelter of tho  doorway, I saw Rich about 25 yards  away, crouching in an angle of the cliff,  with a pair of revolvers in his hands,  apparently trying to keep off some invisible assailant who was hovering in  front of him. He was yelling some warning at tho top of his voice and now  and then letting fly a shot.  It was a terribly nerve.trying sight,  the half dressed madman thoro in the  moonlight, battling with his invisible  foes. It was so sudden too. ��������� And then  there recurred to me the scene in Jho  cave'tho'uight^b'efdreTthe agonized look  of terror on tlje young fellow's face  that till that moment I had more than  half believed was a figment of my own  imagination The madness was, then.  not so sudden, but had beon coming on  all that time, perhaps aggravated b;  tho ghastly stories told the night beforo  about the fire.  Tho thought had hardly flashed across  my mind when he" emptied tho last  shot from his pistols. He snapped them  onco or twico, hesitated, and then, liko  a man driven desperately to bay, throw  them at something in front of him, and  dodging as though from some terrible  pursuer canio racing up the cliff like a  hunted jack rabbit. It was a horrible,  broken path, strewn with bowlders. On  the ono hand roso the straight wall of  tho cliff, and on tho other was tho broken slope of tho talus running down 00  feet to tho water bolow. A slip on tho  edge would mean death. Wo yelled to  tho fugitive, but he.did not hood us and  bounded along from bowlder to bowlder  on tho very edgo of the cliff, sometimes  looking back and shaking his fist, and  again gathering himself for a spring,  like a mountain sheep, and skimming  along at racing speed where it would bo  hard to walk even in daytime.- '.  He passed us like a flash aud was  gone along tho terrace, yelling .like'a  madman, now plainly visible in the  bright patches of moonlight and again  lost. in the; shadows. Wo followed in  hope of bringing him back, but it was  like chasing a.night hawk. The other  boys wero also out and joined in tho  chase.        - -  "Did. you see  it, cap?"  panted old  Salts.as we raced along the ledge, with j  the wild figure of Rich dancing ahead I  of us. " . |  "See what?" I snapped angrily,-for 11  guessed  what he  meant, but  did-not  want to own it. -. i  "The other thing, the��������� By God, cap,  I can see it now.    It's follerin him. "  But just then the runner stopped and  threw up his hands.    The cliff  bent a  sharp angle and ran straight across his.  path.    He was 100 yards away, but we  "could see him doublo and turn "this waj*  and  that, seeking a place  of escape, '  springing up and clutching tho smooth  face of the cliff, .like a rat in a water  bucket, trying every direction.but the  open path behind  him that seemed to .  be blocked by some-borriblo but tons,  invisible ������&ape.    And then, to our hor-1  tor, he faced toward us, aud with his  lack to tho cliff, fighting desperately  with his hands atsomothing in front of  bini, he began to edge out along a narrow ledgo that ran out and overhung.  tho water. j  Weyolled to him with nil our strength I  and redoubled our speed, but ho did not  seem to hear, and fighting frantically  At something that seemed to be grappling at his throat he staggered hack  stop by step toward the edge, and then,  borne down as. though by somo powerful antagonist, ho sark to his knees on  the very edge of thc rock, swayed, and  with a wild scream toppled over backward, clutching at the) air, turning and  writhing in his fall, over and over and  clown, striking a projecting ledge and  bounding off into deep water with a  seething ruck of bubbles and foam tbae  swept down and was lost in the current.  We picked our way down the talus to  the water in the faint hope of recovering the body. Sail.-- _���������_���������__ _.������.! out :u'.i:jnt  tho corner of the cliff, stopping on what  seemed to be a.'log, but it gave under  his foot, and he drew "back with an  oath. Therein the still wator formed by  tho eddy, bobbing np and down where  his foot had set it in motion, was n  bloated corpse, months old, caught in  the tangle of bushes growing in tho  slack water. It had apparently been  kept only by the ico cold water. The  face was horrible and beyond recognition even in the bright moonlight, while  the very clothes looked bleached and  wan from their long immersion. It was  a soldier, for it woro tho long blue  overcoat and- cavalry boots, but when  wo tried to lift it the cloth came away  in handful- liko wet blotting paper.  Salts turned it over with a stick, and  as the long black matted hair came  into view, and in the ear a tiny gold  earring, he exclaimed: "Lon Corelli!  He's floated down stream here and  lodged."  "But what's he doing here?" I exclaimed half resentfully, as though the  presence of thc corpse had something to  dp with the borriblo scene wo had just  boon witnessing.  Salts said nothing, but worked his  stick as a lever, and the thing in tho  water rolled over sluggishly, bringing  tho broad back to view, and there, sticking behind the shoulder blade, was a  silver mounted dirk.  The old packer stooped and drew it  out and turned it over in the bright  moonlight. Then he pointed to somo  lettering on the handle and jerked his  head toward the middle of the river.  "It's his knife," said he.���������John W.  Mitchell in San Francisco Argonaut.  Furs,Hides,Pelt$,  The Immortal Waiiliinfton.  The following remarkable "essay"  on George Washington was written by  a girl in a secondary class of one of the  -public - schools-.f-Phil-idelpliiaraccord-"  ing to Tho Ledger of that city. It was  meant soriously:  "I will toll you the story in history  of George Washington. George Washington was born Feb. 13, 1720.  - ' 'He was educated at West Point, and  after graduating served in tho Mexican  war.  "When tho French and Indian war  broko out, ho was.made" captain and  general and major and performed many  imported services.  "In 175!) Ho rezined and married  Mrs. Martha "Acusta, and wont to live  on his- estate at Mt. Vernon. In the  Virginia legislature, of which he was a  mom her, ho took tho part against tho  oppression of England. In 1843 ho was  elected, president of congress and tcok  an active part - in public affairs. . He  fought many battles and finally captured General Loo and his whole army,  April -!), 1 S(io. Ho finally surrendered  at Yorktown, under Lord Cornwallis,  and tho war ended 17.C0. Thus ho owes  tho liberty to us, and ho is called tho  father of this country. Tiie constitution  having been adapted, George Washing-"  ton was mado president of thc United  States. Ho served two terms, but refnsed to serve a third term, having taken  a severe cold from a ride in the rain  He died at Mt. Vernon, aged 67 years. '���������  Where Sheridan Took Ills Dram.  Fox's room and Sheridan's room aro  still honorably,, distinguished at Holland House in England. Tho latter was  a constant guest, and a little story is  told about him which suggests a doubt  whether Lord Holland's cellar was altogether worthy of his reputation, as a  Majcenas. Opposite the house, but within tho limits of Kensington High street,-  stood and still stands a tavern known  as the Adam and Eve. It has recently  been - rebuilt and modernized, but not  Jong ago it presented a quaint,, old fashioned appearance which" carried it back  to the date of the regency. In. leaving  Holland House Sheridan invariably called for a dram at the Adam and Eve  nnd as regularly "chalked it np" to  l-iord Holland.  The landlord, proud of his distinguished guest, did not trouble his lordship about the matter till several years  had elapsed and tho scoro had reached  a somewhat heavy amount, which Lord  Holland dis-.liarged with a wry face.���������  New* York Advertiser,  Good* bought right out; no torn.  mission charged.  Pair ���������election; immediate returns. '.  Shipping* tag's furnished free upon  request. m  There is HO DUTY on Turs or any "J  other goods we handle. 'ij  ���������gOr-Write for Circular giving Ship- *'���������  ping Directions and Z.ATSST _���������������__���������  XXV PBZCEB.  Jas. McMillan d Co.  MAIN HOUSE: {  Incorporated.  branches:  HELENA, MONT.       CHICAGO, ILL.       VICTORIA, B.C.  Cor.CM_eftBazuMi.il. 1������ lichijran St. UUngle. St.  200-212 First Avenue North,  WINNIPEG, MAN.  U.-riiittU-t.  BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal. Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid lip), ������������MM,000    .    tj-',>,92������,0*  (With liow-er to  -crease.  ItK-KK-E t'lIMI, ������ 60,<MM>     .    .      l.'-.'li.Va.tf  _sr__3x.soisr _3_=i_A.3src__a:.  Corner of linker and Stanley streets  _3_=i-^_._src_E_;__:s-:  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland,  Ta-iuia, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICII": (JO Lombard street, LONDON.  England.  AGENTS AMD CORRESPONDENTS 1  CANADA���������Canadian Bunk of Commerce anr0  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Hank of Canada and  hruichcs; Molson's Bank and branches;  Hank Nova Scotia  UNITKD ST AT KS- Agents Canadian Bank 01  Commerce, New YorK  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders'National Bank, Spokane,  RAVINGS DKPARTMKNT���������  Deposits received at $1 and upwards, nnr1  interest allowed (presontrate) ut 3 per cent,  per annum. <������������������  GRANGE V. HOLT,   .  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.  Bant of Montreal.  --4PIT.il (nil paid up), #!%,������  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUM_10ND,...Vicc President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Munngoi  Neslon Branch: N. W. Oorner Baker an-  Stanley Streets-  Branches in London (England), New York anr.  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada  Buy xland sell  Sterling  Exchange und Cabli  Transfers.  Grant coininerical nnd traveller's credits, a*^ ail  ' able in any part of the world; .  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3 per cent  Spokane Falls <fc  Northern R'y.  Nelson <fc Fort  Sheppard R'y.  to  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p. m.  -Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday and Friday at 7 a. m., returning leave Spokane Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p. m., and making close connection by S.S- "Nelson with all Kootenay Lake  points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Bortnd-  ary Creek, connectatMarcus with stage on  Monday**, Wednesdays, Thursdays -a_d  Fridays. .  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport with stage on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  ���������^ssgfpiik  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, EASL0 and all Kootenay  Points  To the Pacific Coast and to the East.  TBAI.VS TO AM.  .HUM SK-.sos |������All*.,  Direct Connection at Robson every <-  -iilnnluy   Krcninsi  With Steamer for Wig-AViim Landing whero  connection is made with Canadian I'aeitic  East bound and Westbound through trains.  Tiikouoii Tickets Issued, .....  Baggage Ciikckkd to Dkstination,'  No Customs Dikficultiks.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining palatial Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day,  Coaches,   Tourist,   Sleeping  Cms  and   Free"  Colonist Sleeping Cars.  For   information us  to rates, time, etc.,  apply to nearest agent.,  O  4. |l.4*t|||/ro\. Agent, Nelson,  Or to ������KO. M<1. KKWH.V  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM NAV: OP.:  (limited)  Strr" Nelson's" Time^^fciT  Leaven .N'eNoii for  K;i-ilo:  Mondays at -1 p. m.  Wednesdays, s.lOp.'m.  r-IUKSUA-Sat-P. in.  Saturdays iito.40 p. m.  Connectiiigon Wednesdays - aud Saturdays  with N. & F. S. train  from Spokane.  KASLO ROUTE.  leave* Knilo .or  Kelimii:  Sundays at 8 n. m.  T uksdays at 3 a. m.'  Ihuhsdays ut, 8 a,  tHIDAYS ut 3 a. m.  Connecting on Tuesdays and Fridays with  Nelson & Ft. Sheppard  ltiiilwuy for Spokane.  ni.  BONNER'S FERRY ROUTE.  Leaves Nelson- for Bonner's Tuesdays  and"  Fridays at 7 u. in.     '"  Lcuvcg. Kaslo for Bonner's Tuesdays aiid  Fridays at 3 a. in.  heaves Homier- Ferry for Filot Bay, Nelson,  Ainsworth und Kaslo ut2 a. in. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays. '  'Close connection is made at Bonner's Kerry  with East and U'cst bound trains on the Great  Northern Railway.  TRAIL CREEK ROUTE:  Steamer Lytton leaves Waneta for Trail  Creek on '.Tuesdays and Fridays iimnediatcly  after the arrival of train from Nelson connecting with stage for Hossland.  Lraves Trail Creek landing at I p. in. on Wednesdays and riaturdiiys, connecting at Waneta  with train for Nelson, Pilot Bay and Kaslo,   -.  The company reserves the right, to change  this.schedule at any time without notice.  T. Allan, J. W. Tboup, "  "'  Secretary. '        . Manager.  ������������������-ffi^  THE SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria>.  Vancouver & Puget;  Sound, and all Paci-  T<H fie Coast Points, St.:  Paul, Chicago and.;  Points Beyond - r-  .Hoderii Equipment. Kock-Ilallaxt Kondb.4  Attractive tours via Duluth anil tbe Great.  . Aakcti In connection -with exclusively  paxse-iKer bonisO-XortUer n S.S. Co.  Direct Connection via Nelson A Fort ghep-  parrt Railway, at Spitkanc ; nml via  C. ������!' K. S. *ti. V. at Itonner'. Ferry.  f---F������r1iraap3. ti<'k.:tsI and complete informa  ���������L������_.c"_n.?n Ascu,s ��������������� * K. S, -Viiv. Co., ar."  A F. ������. By., or  r w" wki^0111* _?c?.- *������eu'������ Spokane, Wash.  *..-'7!. A!.***.-* ,Travllnj. Freight _t l*a_-em������  ������er Agent, dfwkanc, Waahu THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH, 23,  1895.  ������' Wxi JRinei*.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays, and  will he mailed to any address in Canada ofthe United States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS in  serted at the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of ._: cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and ro cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  ��������� months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address ofthe writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  AODRKSS  THB MIN1R PRINTING A PUBLISHINGCO  NELSON,    B.C.  A DISCLAIMER.  It hating come to our knowledge that  by some persons we are supposed to be  the proprietors aud publishers of   the  Bossluud Miner, we desire to state  we have no connection  whatever in  way with that journal.  that  any  A   TERRIBLE  TANGLE.  Lord Rosf.hery,   the   Premier   of  England,   has   been   ordered   to   th������  South  of France   by   his physicians,  there to iind complete rest and freedom   from   the   anxiety   and   worry  which necessarily beset the first  man  of the hist nation of the world.   The  path of politics is none of the smoothest, but it   limy possibly   happen at  times that  a popular minister, only  recently    returned   to    power    with  a   large   majority   at  his  back and  several years of office before him may,  during recess, occasionally have  time  for that greatest of all luxuries to a  busy man, a quiet smoke. But to Lokd  Rosebery none of these opportunities  occurred. Popular he is without doubt,;  buthe succeeded Mb. Gladstone iu  otHceat a time when that crafty person had wound things up into such a  terrible knot that even he could see no  way out of it.   England had refused  the Home Rule Bill.    The .mechanic's  had refused tin- Employers Liability  Bill, and agitatoi. of hull)  parties, unmindful of its centuries of history, were  clamouring for lhe immediate destruction , of th.   House   of Lords.    Never  was that   institution more necessary  and nobly did it stand  up and do its  duty to the nation  iu the face of the  bowis and crins>,of  the agitators.   At  this critical juncture Lord Rosebery  assumed   oflice,  virtually, pledged to  pass Home Rule and to abolish, or at  at least reform out of existence, -In-  House   of  Lords.     These   herculean  tasks he essayed with only a narrow  and   discontented    majority    in   the  Commons aud in the teeth of an opposition majority in the Lords.   The  new Premier had a great reputation  as Foreign Minister, where" indeed he  achieved success  by following in the  footsteps of Lord Salisbury, the Conservative leader. " But   the diplomatic  tact and skill which served him so well  "inforeignaffairsrfaiiedhiin'-utterly in~  bis attempts to reconcile the various  factions of his party or to introduce  the.desired measures in such shape, as  to give them any chance of passing.  It  is,more than   suspected   that his  lieutenant in the Commons,  Sir William Harcourt, disappointed at not  receiving the Premiership himself, was  not in entire harmony with his chief.  With all these disadvantages is it a  wonder  that  Lord   Roseuery's admirers, and he has plenty ou both sides  of the house,   bitterly regret  the day  he assumed the Premiership.    He has  made a mess of it.   Thc reputation  he-  had   previously- achieved   as Foreign  Minister   will be   blotted out   by his  failure as Premier.  So much for the Premier,  but how  0  about the party?   It is a serious thing  for the Prime Minister to be snatched  out of his office and sent abroad to do  nothing in the midst of a busy session.  A Home Rule Bill has been introduced  of so modified a form that it is said to  disai m the  Unionist opposition.   But  forthis very reason it is denounced hy  the extreme Irish patriots as a betrayal  of Ireland, a sop thrown out to catch  Conservative votes, and  various simi-  , lar epithets are applied to it by these  excitable gentry.   Sir'William Har-  court's acceptance ofthe Bimetallist  motion was undoubtedly an attempt  to curry favour with the country ut  large and looks as if it foreshadowed  an   appeal   to   the   electors.   On   the  ' whole things look very| unsettled and  and appearances point to the fact that  it is nearly time for Lord Salisbury  to return to power.   No liberal statesman can disentangle all the knots into  which their policies have become entangled;   They must be cut.  to a grave international difficulty, the  settlement of which . was eagerly  watched. Diplomacy, however, was  equal to the task. The United States  paid $25,000 for the benefit of the heirs  of the lynched Italians, but diplomatic  relations were not resumed until about  l_t.h April, 1S92. In other words the  difficulty took about a year and a  month to settle..  An almost similar event has now  occurred iu Colorado. Some Italians  at a place called Walsenberg were  accused of murdering a popular saloon  keeper. Five prisoners were arrested  on suspicion of being concerned in the  crime. Masked men succeeded in obtaining entrance to the jail by giving  the name of the sheriff. Two of them  held the jailers covered with their revolvers while others fired shot after  shot into the frightened prisoners until  they were all killed. Meanwhile another party attacked an escort bringing in more suspects, but the result of  this affair is not clear except that the  driver of the conveyance was killed by  an "accidental" shot.  The Italian Minister at Washington  at once filed protests with the State  Department, which telegraphed to the  Governor of Colorado for full particulars. Should it turn out that any of  the victims are still Italian subjects it  may lead to very serious complications,  which could only be averted by immediate apology and . compensation on  the part of the United. States. This  course would be all the more dignified  from, the fact of .the comparative  weakness of her antagonist. At the  same time it is only fair to suy that  the class of Italians to which these  murdered men belonged (they were  miners) is .about the lowest of all the  low immigrants who land by thousands on the shores of America. The  Dago is useful in his way, but he has  bad habits and worse traditions and it  is   hardly   to   be   wondered   at   that  where-Dagos   are numerous men are  easily roused to fury  against them.  BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS.  With all the many signs of prosperity round us, the rise in the price  of silver is not the least. At this dis-'  tance it is not easy to determine the  cause that has sent the white metal up  three cents in the past week, but it  may be concluded that it is a consequence of the recent resolution in the  House of Commons.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  Misrepresentation is a long word. It  is apparently used as a polite, substitute for the "naked, blunt and emphatic  word lie. When a man goes ii whole  long way round, taking up quite a lot  of print t.o tell his lie, he is accused  only of misrepresentation. People who  tell lies knowingly are generally  ashamed of themselves and that is  probably why a certain letter in a  recent issue of the Colonist appears  under the signature of "M.rcator." In  this preposterous effusion the writer  actually has the audacity to imply that  under a Free Trade regime all manufactured articles, he instances iron  work and butter, would "pay the same  duty if made at home as if imported."  This lie he founds on the fact that  spirits and tobacco do so in England.  He omits to mention that all parties  recognize spirits and .tobacco as absolute luxuries and regard them as  articles which may fairly be taxed for  the benefit of the state. But to ..try to  ring in this theory as applying to ordinary���������merchandise-shows--either���������that  the writer is a fool or that he takes his  readers for fools. - '*'  on the 1101th, in British Columbia,  going eastward to the head of Lake  Superior, and thence to Baie des  Chalcurs, making the latter the port  for European traffic.  Every arrival and every newspaper  from Nakusp bring word of a block in  the ore traffic. First it was snowslides  and mud slides on the railway, now it  is ice on the river. . The Nakusp Ledge  reports that "the Bay is frozen clean  to the narrows." Thc mud slides will  probably become less and less every  year and experience will show where  snow sheds will keep the line clear of  avalanches, but thc river will go_ on  freezing up for ever. All this points  to the fact that if the C. P. R. wants  to "hold its end up," it must, build a  line clean through from Revelstoke to  Nakusp. This year some 5,000 tons  have moved out that way. Next year  it is not improbable that 50,000 may  seek an outlet, a quantity that could  not he handled with the present  facilities.    The complaint known as influenza is  again raging in . Europe. Crowned  heads, statesmen, popes, actors and all  sorts and conditions of men are laid  low beneath its powerful hand. The  disease is as myterious as ever. It  appears to recur at various intervals  and after raging for a few years  vanishes for 25, 50 or even 100 years,  after which it breaks out again with  unabated vigour. The first records of  its appearance in Europe date back  nearly 400 yeais to the year 1510." It  generally emanated from Russia and  spread thence over Europe. It made,  its first visit to Great Britain in 1702  and has recurred since in 1830, 1833,  1837 and 1847. In October, 1889, it  broke out with great force in Russia  and spread quickly over Europe, reaching Canada and the United States in  January, 1801, when it caused indirectly the death of several eminent persons. Since then it has made its appearance yearly. It was especially  severe in England in January, 1892,  when it carried off among other victims the Duke of Clarence and Avon-  dale.    A correspondent with a statistical  turn of mind, or it may be in sorrow  that he could only get one man's share  himself, sends us the following statistics: There weie used "in London  last Christmas 410 tons of plum pudding, 1,052 tons of beef, 150,743 turkeys,  253,184 geese, 412 miles of sausage: and  one million gallons of beer. In Paris  at the same season 55,000dozen oysters,  425,000 lbs. offish, 200,000 lbs of poultry and 125,000 lbs. of sausage were  consumed. Our correspondent then  adds that during last year 4,012 people  in the United States committed suicide,  being about 7. in every 100,000 of,, the  population. He* fails to give any'  reason for adding these gruesome  figures to the"statistics of tevelry first  given. Possibly he means to imply  that- these 4,912 persons suicided because they knew that they could not  gettoEurope t.o partake/ifthefeastthat  was coming, or it may be that visions of  the hideous dyspepsia awaiting the  people who consumed those tons of  pudding and miles of sausages warned  them that death itself was preferable  to such agonies.  KODAK   AGENTS.  Amateur Work Developed.  Ph-togr nplilc Sundries Supplied.  FLEMING    BROTHERS  ttl Government Street, Victoria.       98  ZtSTOTIOE.  A Sitting of the County Court of Kootenav  will be holdcn at Nelson on Thursday, 18th  da,- of April, A. D. 1895. Also a sitting of the  said Court will beholden at tlio City of Kaslo  on Monday, 22nd day of April, A. D. 1895.  T. H. GIF-UN,  Nelson, B. C. Registrar of the Court.  Feb. 2nd, 1895.      82  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Peals only in First-class Goods, and1 Sells at;  the Lowest Price;  International  Commission Co.  Importers anil Wholesale.  Dealers, in.  POULTRY,  VEGETABLES,  FEED,  FRUIT and  GENERAL PRODUCE.  Just Received a Large Consignment of: lite  ported and Domestic Cigars. .  Special attention is directed to Soodl  Cooking Butter at 15c. and Condensed Mi'lfci  (October canning) 8 cans for $1, ������  -LSTELSOIT, B. O.  (52)     JIjIIUS KHItM-H, Munager.  MINERS  HOTELKEEPERS and  ALL OTHERS.  INTERNATIONAL COMPLICATION.  It is just four years since an excited  mob broke into the jail of New Orleans  a.nd shot or bung eleven persons suspected of being members of the Mafia,  Italian secret. society, ".. under the  auspices of which David Hennessey,  chief;of police, had been murdered.  Two.of these victims.were Italian subjects, riot having bsen naturalized in  the United States.   The incident led.  We cordially agree with the remarks  of'our contemporary anent the Nelson  Hospital, and they deserve to be widely spread.'. The hospital is most centrally situated so that wounded or sick  men can be brought without trouble  from almost all the mining camps of  VV est Kootenay,' and it deserves the  most liberal support. The recent action  of the employes of the Silver King in  withdrawing* their subscriptions from  the institution because it refused to  keep a supply of medicines for the use  of tiie men up at the mine shows that  the uses of the hospital are not fully  understood. It is not intended to support men during passing and slight  illnesses,' but more as a1 place to which  they can be brought when suffering  from serious 'accidents, or terrible  diseases,,requiring special appliances  and treatment not usually obtainable  elsewhere. As most of the men working in this country are single it follows  that apart from the hospital they  would have to go to hotels or boarding  houses when laid up, 1 heaproprietors  of which do not. like such visitors, and  where, in the case of accidents "requiring the surgeon's aid, it is almost  impossible to carry out an operation  properly.  There are men in every class of ��������� life  who are always fancying that they  have some complaint or other, and if  these had the run of a free medicine  chest they would soon ruin thedonors.  We think too that thehospital accoino-  dal ion should be reserved for cases  arisingdiiring t heperioda manfactually working, and thatitsdoorsshould be  closed to men who come down to town  to spend their wages, get on a mountainous jag and manage to break themselves up when in that condition. In  any case the Nelson Hospital deserves  better support at the hands of the  public ana of the government.  WHY  The-C. P. R. and the Great Northern  Raihvav are in conflict in other places  than the Slocan, as the following extract from the Canadian Engineer  shows: It is announced that the loan  for which Sir Wm. Van Horne has  been negotiating in London, for the  extension of the Dulnth and Winnipeg  road through Dakota to Winnipeg,  will not he forthcoming, owing to the  representations of J. J. Hill, President  of the Great Northern Railroad.  - From the same journal we gather  that: Gordon Kane and Mr. Rithet,  of Victoria, B. C, are pushing the  British Pacific railway scheme. This  line is projected to parallel the C. P .R,  TO THE ELE0T0ES OF  - Cariboo - Kootenay.  Kamloops. 28th February, 1S__.  Gentlemen :���������  In response to the widely expressed  desire of representative men in various  parts of your District I have decided  to come forward as a candidate at the  forthcoming elections, in opposition to  the present, government.  As this is such an enormous district  I am, of course, personally unknown  to a large number of you; but I may  state that I have large interests at and  around Ducks and Kamloops, and am  very desirous, for your welfare and  mine, to -see this Province progress  more than it has done in the last few  -y.ears.____. ; ������������������i^.���������������������������:���������^���������--���������-  I am opposed to the policyof protection which has been put sued for the  last sixteen years, as being unfitted to  the requirements of the country and  benefiting the few at the expense of  the many.  I join in the condemnation "of the  corrupt manner iri which the administration of the affairs of the country  has been carried on during the time  that .the present party has been in  office.  I consider:���������  1. That a customs tariff, if imposed  at all, should only be for the purpose  of raising a revenue, not for the purpose" of protection: .  2. That freer trade relations with  Great Britain and the United States  would immediately benefit this country:  ���������   .      .  3. That under existing circumstances  and thc peculiar nature of the country  mining machinery should be allowed  to come in free of duty:       . *  _. That the natural resources of the  country should be the first to be developed:.  5. That in order to accomplish this  end the country should be opened up,  the rivers made navigable, and increased facilities for communication and  transportation afforded:  0. That the mail and other contracts  let by tlie government should be put-  up to public tender:-  . 7. That tbe strictest economy should  be observed in the administration of  the public service, and all unnecessary  expendture should be stopped:  8. That all complaints in regard to  the disposal of government lands and  issuing of titles should be inquired into and any grievances redressed, and  the surveys in the railway belt completed as quickly as possible. '  As this district comprises so large  an extent of country it will be impos-.  sible-'for me to visit every polling  division and become acquainted with  the electors, but 1 shall make a point  of visiting as many as possible and  holding meetings -for the purpose of  placing my views on public matters  before you, and learning from you the  local requirements of each district.  I have no objects of my own to serve  by asking you to support me, but I  have time that I can give to promote  the interests of this District, the Province, and the Dominion, and I shall  devote it to that purpose.  For these reasons I .isk your support  at-the approaching Dominion   Elections, and trust you will see fit to give  it to me.  ->' ' Yours faithfully,  (104) HEWITT BOSTOCK.  SEND your money out of the  . . country for  provisions  when  you can do as' well in the province." You inako  your money in British Columbia and it is your  DUTY to leave part of it here rather than to send  it away. We arc well aware that you are cut  off from the coast just now, but we want you  to study thc following price list and to send us  your orders as soon as communications with us  arc open, Wc guarantee all goods of the finest  quality and defy all competition.  _?_=lIO_3   LIST.    .,  Freight Kate to Nelson  i.*r ioo lbs.  BAKING POWDEK.  Dr. Price's, 12 oz. tins per doz $5 00*\  Dr. Price's, _ i lt> tin, each  1 40  Dr. Price's, _ lb tin, each  2 00  Royal, 1'2 oz. tins, per doz 5 00  Cook's Choice, 2. lb tin, each     05 J- $1.70  Cook's Choice, 5 lb tins, each 100  Diamond, 1 lb tin, per doz  3 00  Eagle (very good quality) 1 lb tins  perdo- F.  .20,  CEREALS.  Rolled oats. National Mills, 901b sack 3 85  25 sack  110  " Superior, 90 lb sack.... .��������� 3 75  o       " National Mills, 7 lb sack    35 } 91.18  Oatmeal, 10 lb sack..'...-.     45  per lOOlbs  i 00  Corn meal, 10 lb sacks     35.  CHEESE.  Best Ontario (by the drum) per lb  N. W. T. cheese, per lb..  Limburger, 2 It. each   Swiss, per lb   Currants, per lb (C)   Cocoa, Fry's ' lb package  ._.' to 1������ I.  45 f  _oJ  $1.52  Bulk, per lb  Van Houten'.'         6    $1.70  lackagc     10*1  Uiib-v.-.v::::: ������> ���������>���������������  .lb....        oOj  Coal oil (best American) per case... 3 00    $1.70  Canned Peas, per doz  "      Corn,     "  "      Beans,   "         ,  "     Tomatoes, per doz  125}-   1.52  "      Apricots (California) doz...  "      Peaches and Pears   (California) doz   Corned. Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz   Roast-Beef, 2 lb tins.-pcrdoz.- ...-  Coffee, Turkish, 10 lb tins, per lb...  ���������'     .     "        2 lb tins, each ....  "     Boyal Java, 25 lb tins, per lb  Evaporated Apples, per lb  ������ " :-lll>li  2 75.  2 i)0  2 00-  35  75  20  12.  50 lb box      11  Apricots and Peaches.  " Apricots and Peaches,  25 lbs or over   Sugar, Granulated, per lb   Sugar, Yellow, per lb...     Syrup, 5 gallon keg   "     1 gallon tin   o"     Maple, 1 gallon   Soap, Electric, 50 lb box   "     Yellow   "     French Castile 2. lb bar   Raisins, Valencia-, per lb   "    "      Sultanas, per lb.'   Rice, China, per mat���������'...........  "    Japan, per sack   MISCELLANEOUS.  Pickles, 1 gal. keg.....   3 gal. keg   Candles. 14 oz., 20 lb box   T. & II. Tobacco, 3 plugs for   ;P. of W. chewing, per lb   Macaroni and Vcnniccll, per-box..  Washing Soda, 100 lb. sack   Jams and Jellies, 7 lb pails   " "51b pails   Marmalade, 5 lb pail.   Salt, lino English, 50 lb sack   Salt, coarse, 100 lb sack   Meats at regular market price.  12.  ll.*  4.  4i.  2 25-v  SO}  iooJ  250  200  50  7  11  190  2 40  80  2 25.  250  05  57  85 .  125  70 *!  50f  7.T-'  1.52  -1.52-  -1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.70  1.70  1.25  1.25  1.52  1.25  - 1.25  1.25  1.70  1.70  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.70  1.25  1.52  1.25  1.25  AVe handle everything in the grocery and pro  vision line. If there is anything you want not  on this list write for quotation. Teas from  ltic. per lb.   Samples sent free on application.  TKKM- :   -null with Order.  Reference���������Bank ok British Columbia.  S.  GINTZBURGER.  PROP.  Vancouver.  IS -Cordova Street.  P.O. Box500.  N. B.���������Where not otherwise, specified prices  are the panic whether you buy.tnc unbroken  I'ackage or by the I'OU.vo, by the dozen or by  a single piece. 81    .,  AEMIT & RASHDALL,  Min ing Brokers.  Conveyancing, Notaries Public  Mining "Abstracts.  Complete lists of existingMining location.  - !!  NEW DENVER, B. C.  ZE*.A.:i_TC"__r Gr003DS-  RIESTERER'S  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B.O.  Is now able to supply the town and district'with  a first-class quality of Draught and Botile;  Draught Beer ai 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  OKUEJtS CAS OV MSfT -IT IHIIKIt'S ItlKKKV.  n\lL. OKDKIt-   PIHMII-Tl-   ..TTICVIX-H   TO.  B. RIESTEREB, Erop  so  THE LATEST PRACTICAL MINING- ..  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED - -.- - -  (lllxhe-it Awurit at World's fair Cblcngo...  The machine consists of a Two. Stamp Prospectiug Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per die_c. The entire plant consist- of Boiler, Steam. Pump,  and Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections which cap,lie  takeuapartandeasily transportedby-packaninials.���������TheBe~Mill_'nBan~"~to"Ter"B'clecl:~  aud placed in running order at from 82,000 to 82,500, according to locality. Full  particulars from .- ' . "     . ������  M. S. DAVYS, Sole Agent,  _sr__33_.SO.3ST-   B.   C.  Among all the mining machines and appliances shown at the World's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable comment  thnn the Tkemainf, Steam Stamp Mim, in the Mining Building. It was. a. positive  novelty to the great majority of mining, men. It commanded ntt.ntion by. reason,  of its simplicity and evident practib'lity. Experienced miuing engineers were  astonished to learn that such amachine had beeu in successful operation for over  two years in the extreme north-western part of the United States. ;(9)  J. E  :   MINING BROKER.  NOTICE.  ���������VrOT-CK is  .131    mentioned  hereby given that the under-  .  jd respective amounts  will bo  paid as bounty for the bond of every panther,  or wolf coyote killed in a settled district of tho  Province on the certiiicale of a Justice of the  Peace thatsuch animal was killed in a settlement, and tluitthe head was produced to and  destroyed by him, n .mcly:��������� ���������  '  For each panther, seven dollars  and  fifty  cents (87.50).  For each wolf, two dollars ($2.00).   .  For each coyote, one dollar (81.00). .  Hy Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  (26) - '   2-iid August, 1861. .-  Qich's Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C  Buxton & Rodney  ������  ���������WHO-KS-I.E AND KETAIL���������  TOBACCONISTS  ������  Agents for the celebrated L.  & CO.  (Loewe & Co.) B. B. B., and other best  Euglish Briar Root Pipes.  A large stock of "OWN MAKE" Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and all smoker's  requisites kept on hand.  lOUNTKV  OI_������EKS   ICV IMKST I'KO.Hl'TLY  ATTEXDKU TO.  80  .VICTORIA, B. O.  ARCHER MARTIN,<;  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc,  S'.' I'WVKKNMKNT STBEKT.  over Hank of Montreal,  VICTORIA. B. C. ,     CANADA.  SPKtlAl. ATT-'-VTIUX.. TO,, XIMIS41. JAW*-   -1    87  NOTICE-  KOTICE is hereby given that thirty days  after this date I intend to apply to the  stipendiary Magistrate for a license to sell  wines and. liquors by retail at my. hotel .at  Rossland.  GUS. IVASSHOLM..  S.  February 16th, 1895.  Enlal-llshed IK'.'.  HENRY SHORT & SON,  GUNMAKERS  Ami Importer* of Kuns. Rileii, Ammani*  lion or nil Kinds.   . Inking Tackle  lit f'ri-at Varlely.  :i. doi'ulas -TK-'-rr, . victukia, m. c.  MIM.V-.  R.  THE. TRADE  SUPPLIED.  C. CAJIPBKLL-JOHXSTO.*  of Swansea, India, and the United State*,  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER, .  AMD MINING ENGINEKB  Properties reported on. All assays undertake*  j Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  I and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ore*  1       bought and sold.   Box 40, Vancouver, B"0, m  \ '..'!' *  il-':  ift  i Mi  Nil!  'Hi  I  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C.,' SATURDAY,  MARCH 23/1895.  The Xienragiin Canul. j till the work was done, when he ordered  The Londou Foreign and Colonial Im- j -"a0 down.   This was tlio beginning of a  porter says:  "The isthmus  which connects North and Soutli America is to be  out  at last.   The Piinama scheme   has  proved a ghastly failure, partly through  , the ducks and drakes made of the fnnds  subscribed for the work, partly owing to.  the natural difficulties presented  (o  the  engineer.   It has long been  maintained j  that the isthmus could be cut  through J  by a canal through Nicaragua,  and  now j  that the government of the United States ���������  has taken it in hand, it cannot be doubt-������������������  ed  that the  project will succeed.   The j  government are to gun'rnntee principal  and iuterest ou 370,000,000 out of a  total  of $100,000,000.    Tlie   construction   of  the canal will affect the course of trndo  in no small degree.' Situ Francisco  will  be brought weeks nearer lo London and  Liverpool than she is nt present (by sea,  of course,) mid the old trouble doubling  Cape Horn will  largely disappear.     As  long ago as 1886 an association of:  prominent men was formed to obtain  a concession from the republic of Nicaragua,  ��������� and to organize and incorporate   such  companies as might lie necessary to construct the canal.   In 1889 the Maritime  Canal Company of Nicaragua was formed. In June of that year work wasactualJy  begun.    Bui, owing  to   the   financial  panic of the last year, the construction  company found it impossible to continue,  its work.   With the history of the Panama scandal so fresh iu the public mind,  will   the   ������20,000,000   be   forthcoming  .which it is estimated will be required for  the completion of the work? It is prop; s-  ed that the canal should be cut from the  .'."lantic side of the isthmus, beginning  Graylown,   to   Lake   Nicaragua,    a  magnificent inland sea 110 miles   long  and from 40 to 50 broad,  and   thence  through the valleys of Rio del Medio  i.and the Rio Grande to the port of Brito  on the Pacific coast.   Tlie total distance  from sea to sea is  170 miles,  but,  143  iniles are made up of Lake Nicaragua  and the navigable river canals und basins,  there will be only 27 miles of heavy excavation to be undertaken.   The engineers have estimated tbat   seven   years  would suffice to complete the whole <-f  -. the stupendous work.  friendship which lasted till iiis death at  Lucknow in 1S58.  P. O. box <  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  Quaint Proverbs.  Each vine needs its stick. (Lombardy.)  One cap is worth lOOlioods.    (Italian.)  Love and musk soon betray themselves.  (Persian.)  People iu love believe everybody else  can't see. (Spanish.)  A girl that spins thinks of her weddiug  dress.   (Russian.)  Man is never too old to love or commit  nonsense.   (Finnish.)  "But, sister, he is blind!" "So much  the better 1"   (Venitian.)  People in love have bells dangling from  their eyes.   (Danish.)  A man in love doesn't ueed eyeglasses���������  ?gr he is blind.   (Turkish.)  The favor of woman makes a knight of  a cowherd.   (Gascognese.)  Love is discovered easier than a hole  in the stocking.   (Venetian.) ..,  Getting married makes golden plates  of earthen dishes.   (Basque.)  "Should I take him? Advise me well,  but don't dissuade me from taking Jijm,;!  Man is like fire and woman like straw;  the devil blows in between.   (Tuscan.)  Satire In Ancient Kg.-it.  M. Ollivier Beauregard, a well known,  sagacious and patient Egyptologist, has,  a Paris correspondent says, published a  work. which shows that llie anciont  Egyptians wero not; impassable, as they  are reputed to havo been. Itis on Egyptian f-atires. Ono o_ his documents is a  papyrus of the thuo of liaine.es 11". It is  a censiure in the lampoon stylo of tho  profano conduct of that king. Somebody  wroto'a counterblast in his defense,  which M. Ollivier Beauregard also possesses. It is written in the same tone  and meets satiio with satire. There is  on a third papyrus an attack on tho  priests, which i'or the liveliness of its  stylo and tho mercilessnessof its irony  affords a parallel to certain articles in  tho "DictiounairoPhilosophique." Ono  of M. Ollivier Beauregard's antique)  documents is a satire on the vices of  Cleopatra and her disorderly life. A  more modern papyrus is an ironical exhortation to all good Kg.'-.ptians to pay  cheerfully tho taxes assessed by their  foreign dynasty. The advantages of having rulers belonging to" a higher civilization aro pointed out in au -apologue  resembling that of Menenius Agrippa.  -,   Theso Wonderful Thespian..  If ever I become a divorcee, I wonder  how I should feel on meeting my former  husband!  I strolled down Broadway the other  afternoon behind ;* hundsomc, largo  eyed young actress wiio recently obtained  a divorce from her spouse, a dashing  light comedian who has twice essayed  a "flier" around tho matrimonial track.  "When near Twenty-third street, lo!  the form of the aforesaid actor loomed  up, coming in our direction.  I don't know how the sight of him  affected her, but I felt my face flushing  with excitement and expectation.  Nearer and nearer.  Will there be a scene?  Now they are almost abreast!  He lifted his gray Alpine hat with  debonair grace and smiles sweetly.  "How do do, Lizzie?"  "How are you, Frank?" 0  And thoy calmly pursue the "even  tenor" of their way!  These Thespians aro wonderful people.���������New York Recorder.  . JS. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections inmlo.   Conveyuncini. doeuments drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  ���������HI-im'AX.  E.c*  ARTHUK, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  COK-NEK KOK WEST KOOTKNAY,  Ollice over Nelson Drug Store,  West, Baker street.  Nelson, B.C.  Calls at oillce promptly attended to day and  night.  NOTICE.  an'  "lire   liiNiiritiiee   Volley   Ael.   18'1,'S."   As  Ai-iemleil hy   the "Fire   ���������iisuriuit'e  Fill Icy ..iiieii'linciil HI, 1895."  "V OTICE is hereby given that His Honour  -���������--' t he Lieutenant-Governor in Council lias  further postponed the commencement of " An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from the 1st day of April. 18.1,  until the 1st day of July, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial -ccrctary's Oflice,  28th February, 1895. (97)  \ report- which is current tbat aliens  prohibited from acquiring mining  j claims in British Columbia except by  j purchase is incorrect. The law has  ��������� not been altered in that respect.  I .1AM KS BAKER,  I Minister of Mines.  Victoria, B. C, British Columbia.  1st March, 1895. y.i  NOTICE.  ���������VTOTICE ishercby given that Edmond Hancy  __*> lins liled the ii.eess-ivy papers mid made  application font Crown Gram iii favor ofthe  Mineral Claim "Nickel 1'laic" situated in the  Trail Creek Alining Division of West Kootenay.  .Adverse claimants, if iiny, must, iile their oh-  ! eelions with me within (JO clays from the date of  his publication iu the British Columbia Gii-ette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Hated, Nelson, B. C. Gov't Agent.  21st January, 1895. 75 2(1-1  ������  OLD COUNTRY BOOT STORE.  SPECIAL TO MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.  .Old Country Boots  OF   IMPERISHABLE   LEATHER.  WARRANTED    DAMP    PROOF.  ��������� ���������  I ������T^__MI_EDS -E1_R_B_EDL  91 JOHNSON STREET, VICTORIA.  SPECIAL  THE MINER cau be obtained from  the following agents:  Victoria, The Province Publishing Co.  Va-soouveu, The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver,  .New Denveh, Messrs. Armit & Rashdall.  l.os.S-AND, Keefer & Hall.  Pilot Bay, Gilkcr & AVells.  Kaslo, Kennedy & Porter.  Nelson, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley  and the  MINEE PKINTING & PUB.������0., Ltd.  .-������|ilt('alioii for LUiuoiir License.  XTOTICI" is hereby givim that tlie uniler-  _i_\ signed will, at the expiration of thirty  days, apply tothe Stipendiary Magistrate of  West. Kootenay District, for a license to sell  liquor al retail at his hotel, the Belmont, in the  town of Rossland. HARRY JON KS.  Rossland, B. C,  March Gth, 189,). 95  California eggs sell readily in Chicago,  and Illinois eggs sell readily in San Francisco. Michigan apples sell in all parts  of California, although the Stockton  Independent says tbat equally good apples are grown in the elevated regions of  California. There are methods in commerce which the average man cannot find  out.  BRAVE AND TENDER.  One Gallant English Soldier's Tribute to  Another'- Courage.  Though all our officers in the Crimea  were brave, it was Captain Peol who inspired his followers with a part of hitf  own nature, writes Sir Evelyn Wood.  Be exemplified the American poet's  hero:  The bravest ure tho tendcrest.   ;���������Tho loving-are-tho daring -���������  This man, who never quailed, felt  ���������cutely every shot and shell which  passed near him, but the only outward  effect was to make him throw up his  head and squaro his shoulders, yet his  nervous system was so highly, strung  that even a flesh wound became dangerous in his case. Iu 1851, whilo crossing,  the Nubian desert froiu Korosko to Abu  Hamed, where. Colonel Stewart aud his  companions, sent down by Colonel Gordon, wero treacherously slain in 1884,  Peol dismounted from his camel to give  watoT from his store to a dying bird.  To this tender hearted man it appeared  that our bluo jackets should be encouraged to stand up to their guns like men,  and he asked four of us���������two Diamond's  and two Queen's���������to sot the example in  the battery by always walking erect and  without undue haste.  Next day he, to my knowledge; although I did not see it, gavo us.a grand  example. A shell weighing 42 pounds  came  through .the,parapet  and  An Abusive Wife.  The famous Dr. Andrew Bell had a  wife who, after exhausting all her ingenuity in making him miserable, finally  left him. She then began writing him  lr .-.-������������������.���������tters filled with personal abuse,  ������_.���������������"',rvheii she found he did not. take tho  trouble" to open them took to abusing  him on the envelope. One she addressed,  ,' 'To that supremo of roguos, who looks  the hangdog that ho is, Doctor (such a  doctor!) Andrew Boll." Another was  thus pleasingly "inscribed: "To that ape  of apes and knave of knaves, Dr. Andrew Bell, who is recorded to havo once  paid a debt, but a.small one you may be  suro it was that he selected for this  wonderful experiment���������in fact, it was  fourpence ha'penny. Had it been on the  other side of sixpence he must have died  before he could achieve so dreadful a  sacrifice."  1TOTIOE.  "VTOTH-K is hereby tfiven that at the next  _L> .session of the Parliament of Canada  application will be made on behalf of the Bed  Mountain Bailway Company, a corporation  created by an Acl of thc Legislative Assembly  of the Province of British Columbia, for an Act  declaring tlio railway of the said Company be a  work for I ho general advantage of Canada und  declaring Llie said Company to be a body corporate and politic under the legislative  authority of the Parliament of Canada and to  have all the franchises, rights, power, privileges  and authorities conferred upon it by its present  Act of incorporation and giving to the said  Company the following additionalpowcrs:  1st. To construct or acquire by purchase,  ���������lease or otherwise any other line or lines of  telegraph connecting with the line along the  line of said rali way, and to transmit messages  for commercial purposes over the said or any  telegraph lines so acquired and to collect tolls  for so doing.  2nd. To construct, or acquire by purchase,  lease or otherwise and to maintain and operate  vessels, wharves and docks and to carry on the  business of shipping nnd warehousemen generally, and  3rd. To construct the said railway nsnnarrow  gauge railway at. the option of the Company.  4. To extend the time for the commencement  of construction of the said railway to the 12th  day ot April, 1897, and the completion thereof  to tlie 12th day of April, 1899.  Hated thc 3rd day of January, 1895.  BODWKLL & IRVING,  (72) Solicitors for thc Applicants.  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay.  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  OFFER.  We have made arrangements with  "THE COSMOPOLITAN"  The most popular of all the American Magazines, by which we are able to offer it  together with THE MINER for  Worn Out.  Even a judge's patience is not inexhaustible, if some of ..the stories told "of  certain lights of the legal profession are  to be credited.  ift i������ Western court not long ago a  Jiresoine lawyer had boen trying for  more than two hours to impress upon  the jury tho facts of tho case as they  appeared to hini. At last ho glanced at  hisfwatch, and-turning to"  asked:  "Had we better adjourn for dinner,  or shall I keep right on?"  "Oh, you keep on," answered tlie  judge, "keep right on, and wo will go  to dinner."���������Youth's Companion.    ' -  sju^ei  the  "jiidgo"  -OF-  ly.  Under and by virtue of the powers contained  in n certain Mortgage, which will.be produced  nt ihe time of sale, there will be ofi'ercd for  sale by Public Auction by Charles A. Waterman _: Co.. nt tho l.ootonay House, Nelson. U.  ('.. on Wednesday Die 10th day of April A. 1).  li-Wi, nt the hour of eleven o'uluck in the'forenoon, tlio following iiiopei-1 y: Tim Western  one-half of Lot numbered Five (fll in-Block  numbered One (1). in thc Government Townsite  of Nelson, in West Kootenay District, Province  rolled j of Hritisli Columbia, according to' the Ollicial  into the center of a small group of men, . ^o^rop-..? wil'-S'-olcl for cash subject  to  who   threw    themselves   flat   on   tho I a reserve bid. .  For particulars apiilv lo  J. if. BOWKS.  Solicitor,  Nelson, B. C.  A. 1). 183.*.   10G--  1-ROVINCIAL .SECRETARY' OFFICE.  _l.=t February, 1985.  Frkdeiuck Adie, of Waneta, Esquire, to be  a Justice of the Peace within and for thc South  Riding of the West Kootenay Electoral District.  is hereby given  XT0'nCE  J_\   after date T. the undersigned,  that thirty days  igned, intend to  apply to- the Stipendiary Magistrate to sell  wines and liquors by retail at liiy hotel to be  called The Seven Sisters, situate on the road  from Rossland to Northport.  HERMAN L.'A. KELLER.  Rossland, B. C,  March 0th, 1995.  SHERIFFS SATEr  NOTICE OF  SALE  BY   SHEU1FK.  IN THK-SUPRKME COURT OF  BRITISH  . COLUMBIA.  UK-WEI*--  The Bank ok Iiumsii Coi.umiiia, I'laintiil's.  And  The Fkeddie Lee Mining Company* (Foreign) Defendants.  IN OBEDIENCE to a������writ of Fieri Facias  issued out of the above Court to mo directed  in the above suit for the sum of $;i,U-.0_ Debt  and Costs together with interest on the same,  besides Shenfl"s fees, poundage and ��������� other expenses of this execution, 1 have seized and will  oiler for sale bv Public Auction at Court House,  Nelson, on Tuesday, 9th day of April, 189"), al 12  o'clock noon, All the right, title and interest of  llie above defendants in the liinds'dcscribed below, or sulliciont thereof lo satisfy the judgment debt and cost, in this action.  *VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  -*-^ accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax and till  taxes levied under Lhe "AssesMiient  Act" are now d tie for the year 1895. All  of the above named taxes, collectible  within the Southern Division of the  District of West Kootenay, are now  payable ut my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at tlie  following rates, viz:���������  - If paid on or before June _0tti, 1805���������  One-half of one per cent, on reul property.  Two per cent, on the assessed value  of wild hind.  One-third of one per cent,  on personal property. ;  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after .Tunc 30th, lSa-j���������  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real  j property.  i    Two and one-half per cent,  on the  assessed value of wild hind.  One half of one per cent, on personal  properly.  Three-fourths of  one per   cent,  on  income.  Provincial revenue (nx,���������$8 for every  mule person over IS years.   =-���������-���������- O-Ofc-D EN NIS,   Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 2(iLh, 1895.  UfllODStfflSllDCB,B.C,y.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF :  V___-5TCOX7V*_3"R-   33.   C.  ground, which would not, however, have  saved thoso nearest, for thoro wero several boxes of powder on the ground, then f,_,a the 2,ml flav of -,.__,,  Being passed into the magazine. Peel,'  stooping, down, lifted the shell, and,  resting it on his breast, carried it back  to the parapet,. and, stopping on to tlie  ''banquette, rolled the shell over the supe- j  rior crest, on which it immediately,  burst. ��������� ��������� .'  The following day I bad been relieved and was eating my ration���������salt  , pork ahd biscuit���������on ono side of a gun  when a sholl burst on the top pf the  magazine on the other sido of tho gun.  It created-..some trepidation, although  the danger of tho powder exploding was  . remote, unless another shell fell on the  roof. The oflicer excitedly shouted tn  the senior lieutenant, "Shell burst in  the magazine, sir!" Now, Ridge, "first  lieutenant her majesty's ship Diamond,  was as-brave as ho was efficient and responded without concern, "Aye, aye, put  it out!" but the shouts were repeated,  and I was eventually obliged to abandon  my dinner to stamp out the burning  hags and fill up the crater mad.8 by the  explosion. "  Whilo so  engaged I.felt some ono ��������� MINING  alongside, helping me, but did not look \  up, for, with shells striking the parapet,  on either side, the position was not one '  in which I was inclined to linger, and j j-  tfr_3 did not ������otic_ it was Cautain Peel I VICTORIA ST., NELSON, B. C. J  Boti  *j  O j  ������_������     ������  - sya  #-*������  --*'  ���������J.  23  V  5 *"  ~:"y ������.E  o  o*A  u  _ *-<  ? 2  5-7.11  *-���������- o  _ s.  ������(-" ������       ���������  .-J   '  .__,  -*��������� O =r^  *- o  o  "~W__3  ���������  <J  ~  J-  a  00  ���������"S  .  ���������6  i-* ������-  'E 2  -**-���������_  ������ oo  t2  ������  ?5  ���������-C3  o  ~ O  >������  -j ~  ��������� CI  ?  5.*__  O  c"-*1  Terms of sale cash  Dated 21st February, lSttjj  S. REDGRAVE,  Sheriff of Kootenay.  VOTICK.  TAKK NOTICE that   I, Wing Ning Hong,  _,_   have bought the house, tools and garden  ���������mil everything connected   thereto, latelv  belonging to Mow .--hang j'ong.  WING NING HONG.  Nelson. B. C, loth March. 189.).  103  W. A. JOWETT  & REAL ESTATE BROKER  INslKA-ME and   COM.nis.'SlW.V A-UK.VT.  VANCOUVER TONANAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. m.  iNANAlMOTOVANCOUVER.-S.S.-'Cutch"  leaves daily'(Monday, excepted) at 8 a.m.  ���������  Vancouver ami Viirllici-ii Selllemeiils.  S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday at 11 ii.ni.. for Tort Neville, calling at all  way ports, returning Wednesday, and on  Thursday at 11 a.m. for all points as far as  Shoal Bay, returning Saturday." Cargo at Company's Wharf until 9 a.ni.  -MMM������-VILLI*   -KKUV.  9, 11:1*5 a. in., 2:30, .:30  $3.00  =^#  zfiejr- _i__._j_Nr3srTJ_M:.  This offer is open to all new  also to our old supporters on the  subscriptions.  subscribers and  x-enewal of their  FOB  SPECIAL  30 DAYS  SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00,   SUITS, FANCYWOBSTED, $35,00 UP.  TROUSERS FROM S6.50UP. - ^ - - -  7A-HINE OF EN&IJSH-WHgCORDr $107  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.  FRED J. SQUIRE; Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  -S, 10:15 ii.ni.. 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  Leave Moodyville  p.m.  ' Leave Vancouver-  p.m.       ���������       ��������� -  _ay*Steamcrs and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business!'  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  \f. F. T01-1'I.V������, Mhiiiik-..  Telephone SI.  P. O. Box 771.  Land Rkgistky Office,-  .  8th day of February. 1895,11 o'clocka.m.  I hereby certify that no charge appears registered against Lot 475, Group 1,., Kootenay 'District known as "The Freddie Lee" mineral  claim, whereof the Freddie Lee Mining Company (Foreign) are the registered owners.  AND THAT THE FOLLOWING is tho onlv  judgment appearing registered against the real  c-statc of the Freddie  Lee Mining  Company I  (Foreign). I  10th OCTOBER, 1803. Judgment of the Su-!  preine Court of British Columbia obtained on!  th lOtli October, 1803, by the Bank" of British !  Columbia against the Freddie Lee Mining Com-j  pany (Foreign) for the sum of S3.u8tj.4_ debt and  $_2.10 costs, making together to sum ot S3108.52. !  Registered' the 10th October, IS03, at 4 p. in. !  No. 141. = ;  [SEAL.J S. Y. WOOTTON, |  Dep. Itegistrar-General.     !  j L1NDLEY CREASE, Ksq., V. L. :  ! City. i  S. REDGRAVE. j  Sheriff of Kootenav.  -������-TO-5*-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND  OTHERS  ��������� ���������THE   NEW,    FAST���������   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day of week  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent  ! trough the pursers of the steamboats  i Nelson'' or Ainsworth, with whom ar-  j rangeraents eanbe made, or by mail or  j telegraph to C. "W. Bupk, Balfour, will  ! receive prompt attention. (19)  UPTURE  More CUBE-  have been effected by my  ���������������������������������������������������������������'���������������������������������������������-   TriiB.es, with  perfect ease to wearer, thnzi by all other  de vir cm rom bim-d. They i et_5_ largest  Rupture under severest strain. A system of fitting- has been perfected the  last 25 years, fully equal topersonal  examination ���������>_  mull.   37 patents  _S������bv0e.kc?r__ DEFORMITY.  CHARLES (IITHI,  HI King 8 t,fT., TO-MW,  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufac-  turers of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and  Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   MAN-FACTUKEIt-   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wc, keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing- Rubber Valves, Rubber and.Leather  BeltiDg, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPUMPS FOR MINES  Corner Alexander'Street and Westminster Ave., VA500UYEE, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. "    Manager  Job Printing at the Miner  FIRST-CLASS WORK AT LOW PRICES.

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