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The Miner Mar 2, 1895

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Array THE MINES.IN KOOTENAY ARE  .AMONG THE. RICHEST Iff  .  America.  ���������*���������������������&  ^MAR.Q   J395   iJj  ^^TB$fV$S& r^BBiHIGH^GilALE IN  " ^Gori-rSILTOB, OOPPEB  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 237.  Nelson,  British. Columbia,  Saturday,  March 2,   189 =  Price Five Cents.  r  r  li  li>  L\  METAL QUOTATIONS.  New V������rk.  >'eb.     iKIrd    '-Slid     -titli     27th    SMIti    Jlur,  sii.vkk m    m     iwa    <���������*>*���������     ������t������l     ���������'oa  j.BAii ;i.io    3.10    ������������������   ���������   :i.������.''     3.10  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  itte. ttliluiiirnlM..  Total Hliipments since June, 1891:  - Nclxon...' ���������,���������;������������������������������������;   Trail Creek (gold ore!   Ainsworth      Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp     Kx.Blue Bell   9,31-ii'  TrniKferM.  NEW DENVEH.  fob. lC-Goodenough-A. Goodenough to J.  Vbf'W^^lilW. ������. Williamson to  It. Cuinmings, ' interest. *1.0U.  Feb. 18.-_uiiiiiiit,-VV. feprmKcr to II. A.  Boss and I. Watt, J interest. 8200.  Feb. 18,-Sloc.in -overeign.-u V\ . Parkinson  and K. Hurrop to V, I). Williamson and h. b.  -^{^l^n'^-G: W-:' Hughes to J. Klliott.  * F._yTl-Yakii.ia. Oregon, Monday and Sunn-line.-.'. H. Moraii to J. MoF.rran assignment of benent of boml for 3 interest; *7S0. April  1st; W.750. May 1st; 83,750, July 1st.  SMELTER RETURNS.  Product o. over ���������*,000 Ion*.   The Wenllli o.  tbe Slocau C'onHrmiMl.  "We are indebted to Mr. E. J. Matthews of the Omaha and Grant Smelter tor the following flRU.es, which  are of the greatest importance as  showing the value of our Slocan oies:  During the last four months 4,905 tous  of ore have been hauled out over the  Nakusp and Slocan Railway. Of this  qimntiiy .,700 t^ns have gone to the  smelter which Mr. Matthews represents. Out of that quantity he has  received the actual returns, of the  product of 2,114 tons, which is as  follows:  OKE,TON8.    S1LVKR, NKT OZS.     LKAI), TONS NKT.  2,11. 2-11,330 1,224  Theseure the figures after 5% silver  Hand 10% lead have been deducted. The  average product per ton is silver 114  ounces, lead (nearly) 00%.  The mines from which tins ore was  chiefly obtained are: The Slocan Star,  Noble Five, Rueecau, Alamo, Cumberland, Idaho and Alpha.  The value of these returns as showing the richness of the" ores of the  Slocan cannot be over estimated and  they form the very best advertisement  that the country could have.  Mining sewn.  (Statistic News-Advertiser,)  The old timers of the Cariboo mining  region are becoming excited over the  many ledges of gold bearing ore in that,  vicinity. Many mines which were  abandoned are receiving attention,  any many new prospects are being  discovered. The introduction of the  Cyanide process into British Columbia  is likely to increase this feeling, as  where formerly the sulphur-Is of the  Cariboo ores were only amenable to  the then prevailing process, Chlorination which eost from $13 to $14 per  ton, it has now been proved that by  the use of the former a greater percentage of the gold and silver can be  extracted at a cost varying from $1.00  to $3.00 per ton. The Cariboo country  has been sadly neglected.' and only  . wants handling in the right way by  the right men again to make, it one of  the best known gold fields of the  colonies.  There is a scheme in hand under the  guidance of one of our best known  mining men, to form a syndicate with  strong capital to operate as purchasers  of claims from small mine owners, and  eventually to sell concessions to  wenlthy corporations, just as is being  done in South Africa at the present  moment. Through the medium of  .such a syndicate, no doubt, prospectors will reach the investor and be  placed in a position to do something  with their discoveries. At present the  average B. C* prospector is helpless,  and his claim, in many cases of great,  promise, remains in the elementary  stage of development for want of a  few hundred dollars at the right moment. The lot of a prospector under  favorable circuuistfinces is not at all  happy, but were he able to lay the  matter before a company prepared to  enter into such business, his property  might be the means of handsomely repaying his.el-orts in prospecting for it,  and the utilisation of such discovery  would add much to the wealth of the  Province, '  - Renewed reports of good finds are  coming from Alberni, some samples  assaying remarkably well. In view,  "however,'of the pinching out of veins  found in the past and the disappointing results of previous ventures in and  about China Creek, it will be well to  distrust the reported richness, of this  district in gold until ample corroboration, based on the numerous indepen-  . dent finds and tests, is forthcoming.  "Very large sums have already been in-  - vested and lost in endeavors to get out  Alberni's gold.  A   FIGH'I   WITH   AXES.  4'H|tllMll*ls     lit     UiiMftliiml.���������Suit    ..Killlisl  TohiisIIk  Proprietor*.���������KiinIo'h  H-vlval.���������Activity Ml  AliiMMorlh-  KOSSI.ANIJ.  A large number of influential capitalists have come in together from  Montana. General Warren, t Mr.  Coram, Mr. C'outts and Capt. Palmer  are among the number and they represent the largest mining and smelting  interests in Butte. With unlimited  resources they are in a position to start  the largest enterpi ises here and are so  thoroughly impressed witli what they  see in this camp in the way of mines  and prospects that I hey have sent for  their engineer to join them. A customs smelter will probably be the first  want of the camp which they will  supply.  Mr. J. B. Atkins, who bought R. E.  Lemon's interest in the Columbia  mining claim, is offering it to these  gentlemen.  A serious affray on the 20th, with  axes, between James Westgate and  Hugh McLunghlin has resulted iu the  death of the latter. The whole affair  is very sad and is causing great anxiety  in camp. The examination of the  accused was proceeding before the local  justices when the man died. Every  assistance that the highest skill and  most patient attent ion could afford was  rendered by Da. E. C. Arthur and Dr. H.  A. Keller, but septicGuinia set in, with  the result staled. The trouble seems to  have arisen from a dispute as to the  occupancy of a piece of government  reserve ground at the north of the  town, where numerous shacks have  been ' erected which are a continual  source of annoyance. It would be a  public benefaction if they could be  suppressed.  The survey of the N. & F. S. Railway  lands, selected in lieu of those already  occupied as mineral claims and otherwise, is proceeding. A block of  about seven square miles being in process of delimitation on the north of the  six mile line.  Mr. Win. Newton has entered suit  against Ross Thompson, Elling Johnson, Joseph F. Ritchie and James  Anderson for damages in the sum of  $2,500 for breach of agreement by the  defendants in, cancelling a power of  attorney issued to him before' the expiration of a year from dal.e.  Thet'ontinued thaw has closed the  Trail route and thrown everything  along the Northport. road, hut this,  too, is now becoming almost impassible and we must (in the absence of  the Red Mountain or some other railroad) look to be cut off from communication with the outside for a month or  six weeks.  The Excise Dept. at Ottawa have  provisionally approved of Ihe issue of  a license for a brewery here to Mi:  John Miuphy, and Mr. Miller, the  Inspector from Vancouver, will come  in to superintend the installation of  the plant and works.  Mr. W. S. Jones has moved into his  new oflice and his house adjoining  will be ready for occupation next week.  The amount of duties already collected  here is very heavy and keeps him fully  occupied.  Capital for t'arlltoo.  Mr. A. D.., Whittier, who has done much  towards making known the capabilities  of the Cariboo mining country,- has just  returned from a visit to London, Eng.,  ���������where he succeeded in forming a company  to work the hydr aulic mines on Williams  creek. The capital of the company is  ������500,000, of which .8200.000 is paid up.  The old bed-rock drain will be cleaned  out and repaired and steel pipe for liy-  draulioing has been purchased in England aod is now on its way out to Barkerville". The lirst operations will be  undertaken on the Ballarat claim formerly owned by E. C. Neufelder. Mr.  Whittier will leave shortly for Cariboo to  superintend the work.���������Colonist.  a vigorous policy. It seems perfectly  alive to the fact that it has duties to  do and means to do them. It has already commenced work on the river  protection works, a much needed job.  and it intends to piit its streets and  roads in order right off. It is understood too that delinquent tax payers  will be somewhat vigorously reminded  of (heir obligations.  The Comique is in full swing and is  actually paying. 'With the inception  of the railway works the plucky little  town will be on its feet again.  Mr. Procter shipped this week a  sample consisting of three tons of ore  from his "London" claim in the Bear  Lake district. This claim is in the dry  ore belt and the shipment is selected  stuff of very high grade.  Judge Walkem has made an order  for bail in the case of Hughes, who. is  now in Kamloops gaol awaiting trial  on a charge of blackmailing. The  amount is fixed at the prisoner's own  recognisances in the sum of $1,000 and  two sureties of $500 each. Sureties  had not been found up to- Wednesday  last. ,  Mr. W. J. Goepel has been appointed  Auditor of the City of Kaslo by the  Lieut.-Governor under Section 137 of  the Municipalities Act. He is going  over the old workings of 1803 and has  struck a ledge which appears to be of  an exceeJingly irregular nature.           r.  NEW DENVER.  A dissolution of the partnership existing betweeu H. Stege aud Clareuce Teas-  dale at the Newmarket Hotel has taken  place, aud from Maich 1st the hotel will  be rented by tl. Stege and J. Winter.  For ten days we have received uo east-'  ern mail, aDd at present the trniri is snow  blocked near Summit Lake, it looks as if  we might have to wait some days still.  It may interest some of your readers to  know the exact number of claims recorded  in this district since the Payne mine was  discovered on Sept. 9,1891. In 1891,119  were recorded. Iu 1892, 633 were recorded. In 1893, 398 were recorded. Iu  1894,271. Making a total of 1.21. Of  this number rather more than' half, 717,  have been abandoned or ruu out owing  to failure of the owners to do the necessary work. In the early mouths of '93,  and before the present law with regard to  mineral iu place came into force, a large  number of wild cats were staked, which  accounts for tbe large 'diminution in the  number of claims recorded last year as  compared with 1893.  PILOT BAY.  The concentrator is now running'  night and day and fires have been  lighted in the smelter itself for the  purpose of heating it gradually prior  lo the "blowing in." About 80 men  are now, employed here and at the  Blue Bell.  The Dominion Government pioposes  to place a light to. indicate the direction of the mouth of the outlet. The  site has not yet been selected, but the  most suitable appears, to be on the  point of rock on the south side, immediately at the corner. There is a  hank lying.about 200 feet off this with  boulders on it, which is the principal  danger to be avoided.  An unfortunate accident occured on  Monday at the concentrator by which  a man lost his hand. - It was caught iu  one of the pairs of rollers and severed  at the wrist.  KASLO.  A meeting was held on Tuesday evening for the pin pose, of forming a  Liberal-Conservative association. John  Keen was appointed President; 11. F.  Green, Vice-President; A* Whiteley,  Secretary; and P. E. Archer, -Treasurer. A code of by-laws was drawn up  and adopted. Tho association proposes to support the government candidate.    ��������� ���������   .-  A telegram was received on Wednesday from Vancouver as follows; "D.  J. Munn left" here yesterday and proceeds to Kaslo to commence construction of the Kaslo-Slocan Railway." It  is also mentioned that a large quantity  of.contractors plant is lying at Bonner's Ferry awaiting the opening of  the river. This cannot be delayed  many days if the present weather lasts.  A combined effort is being made to  guard the town against possible damage from "the creek when the spring  Hoods come. In response" to a call  from the Mayor,-Mr. John Keen, a  meeting of men. willing to volunteer  for the work was held on Wednesday  and numerously attended. Many  men agreed to pay their taxes in this  way and others agreed to contribute  so many days work free for the benefit of the community. Altogether  labour amounting to about $500 was  volunteered and work was commenced  on Thursday.  The new city council with Mr. John  Keen at its head is giving evidence of  THREE  VOTtKS.  There is some little difficulty in'getting the ore from the Idaho mine down  to the concentrator owing to the  scarcity of teams. Any teamster out  of a job would probably - hear of something lo his advantage by applying to  Captain Moore.  AIS3W0BTH.  At the No. 1 fifteen tons a day are being put through the concentrator, which  is running day and night. The mine and  tlie concentrator are employing about  thirty men, most of whom are steady,  hardworking Nova Scotians. Since  January 1st 200 tons of ore have been  shipped from this mine to the smelter at  Pilot Bay.  The Little Phil and the Black Diamond  claims are making a good show. Seven  men are working on the joint properties,  which have i sent out 255 tons to the  smelter at Great Falls, Mont, since the  -beginuing-of-th'e-year.���������The-smelter-re-1  turns gave the high return of 700 ounces  to the ton for some picked ore.  Work has beeu commenced on the  Rand aud on the Indicator a N. W. extension of the No -1. In June the "Mile  L'oiut" will be up again. Ore from this  latter propeity has assayed up us high as  400 ounces to the ton with JO per cent, of  lead.  Thirty-five men are at work on the  Blue Bell across the lake under H.  Stevenson and they are sending down 150  tous a day to the smelter at Pilot Bay! -  NAKUSP.'  Thoreis.a rumor that, the 0. P. R. intend to- build a large hotel here. The  two lots opposite F. W. Jordan & Co's.  have also been purchased for the erection  of an hotel. As. a certain amount of  mystery is kept up, it is possible" that  these two schemes may be the same.  Frank McGownn who was so seriously  injured some little time back bv falling  off the locomotive tender, was presented  by his friends with a purse containing  8131. Sympathy and friensln'p of this  kind are worth having.  The masquerade ball given at the Hotel  Nakusp on Valentine's Day was a grand  success. ' .  LOCAL NEWS.  Mr. O. T. Stone of Kaslo was in .town  on Tuesday, returning the same day.  . ' The _.- s. Ainsworth has been making  extra trips during the past week bringing  down cargoes" of ice.   -  Capt. Fitzstubbs left for Rossland on  Friday and Messrs. Rolfe and Bowes  were, also passengers.  Wilfrid Jevons who was well known  here and in Ainsworth has' committed  suicide at his ranch in Wyoming by  shooting himself.  In our issue of today will be found a  lengthy list of articles supplied by the  Mammoth Grocery store at Vancouver-  giving the price of freight to Nelson.  The annual meeting of the subscribers  and donors to the Nelson Hospital will  be held at W. A. Jowetts office on Tuesday 12th inst. at 2 p.m.    ���������  The War Eagle Gold Mining Company  (Foreign) was duly gazetted on the 21st  ulto., as a British Columbia corporation  Its capital is put at 3500,000.  It is extremely probable that a  change will shortly be made, in the  management of the Silver Kinar, which  it is said will be placed in the hands of  a local man.  Mr. J. Fred Hume, M. P. P. and Mrs.  Hume returned from the coast last  Sunday. Mr. Hume does not appear  to be miicl.'i worn by his parliamentary  labours.  Riesterer's beer is winning its way  all over the country, and well it deserves to. We have, met, it, and rejoiced thereat, at various points in the  Kootenay country and Nelson has  reason to be proud of her brewer.  .1. Dawson, late of the Stanley House  Bur, lias gone to pay a visit, to his hotel  at the Hot Springs on the Columbia  River. He intends after a week or two  to go to Rossland, when he may possibly open another hotel.  There is an excellent panel paintin,' of  a bunch of blue iris on view in Neeland  Bros, shop window, the work of Mr. T. A.  Mills. AVe have also seen a group of  pansies ou a terra cotta plaque by the  same artist. Mr. Mills has the knack of  getting the depth" of color so peculiar to  flowers.  The firm of D. McArthur & Co. has  bought the stock and debts of the late  firm of J. McDonald & Co. and hy an  advertisement in another column  authorizes Mr. J. McDonald to collect  the debts and transact business for the  new firm.  Messrs. Traves & Farley have just  got in 21 head of as good cattle as ever  entered the Kootenay, from thePalouse  country. They are all steers in prime  condition, which is owing to their  having been fed on wheat all the  winter. On account of the fall in the  price of wheat farmers found it to  their interest not to reap it but to turn  their cattle into it. Hence the tender  steaks and juicy sirloins that will pre-  sentlyjgrace our tables. ���������  Lovers of angling' will be glad to  hear that Mr. Proctor is about to erect  a building of several rooms on his property at Balfour, which will be available for fishermen during the comiug  season and save them the trouble of  fetching along- their own tents and  camp fixtures. The fishing from the  mouth of the outlet down to thu narrows is renowned and ther������ will be the  further attractions of a lawn tennis  ground and about a couple of acres of  strawberries.  The half yearly statement of the Bank  of British Columbia for the six months  ending 31st December last shows the  balance to credit of profit and loss account to be ������39,164.14.11, which the directors propose to divide as follows, .������24,  000 iu payment of a dividend at the rate  of 6 per cent, per annum,  and bonus of  1 per cent, s making a total distribution  of 8 per cent, for the year; adding ������10,-  000 to the Reserve Fund, which will then  amount to ������285,000 aud carrying ������5,164.  14s. lid: forward.  The train from* Spokane'; due on  Wednesday evening, did not reach  town until noon on Thursday. The  passengers complain not only of the  delay, which possibly was unavoidable,  but of the uncertainty in which they  were kept at Northport, which kept  them up the whole .night and prevented them making arrangements for  food or sleep. There is one thing certain about this line and that, is that it  will be blocked occasionally at this  time of the year and its managers  ought to do their utmost to reduce the  discomforts of their passengers to a  minimum.  A concert is to be given tonight in  aid__of_ -lhe_l.o;.nan-Catholic- Church  Fund The programme is an excellent  one" ahd contains many an old favorite  as well as some pieces and songs which  we think have not been heard in Nelson before.- It is only necessary to say  that Mrs. Davys and Mrs. Goepel are  going to sing to ensure a full house.  On looking down the list of performers  an extraordinary fact becomes apparent. Not one of the performers who are  volunteering their services in this most  excellent cause, belongs to the church  they are helping to.build. We hope  the public will be imbued with" the  same feeling and cordially assist: our  Roman Catholic- friends in building  their church.  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE  AN   UNJUST   JUDGE.  THE NELSON HOSPITAL AND THE  SILVER KING MINERS,  The directors of tho Hospital wish to  make the following statement with reference" to the withdrawal of the employees  of the Hall Mines from subscribing to  tho institution. Under the arrangement  with the hospital, each "man employed at  the Silver King contributed oue dollar  per month, which entitled biai io nil the  benefits of the institution free of charge,  including treatment at the hospital in  such cases where not entirely incapacitated. This arrangement was manifestly,  entirely in favor of the men, as the hospital was at any time liable to have a number of cases on its hands. The men, it is  undei stood, contend - that the hospital  should 'furnish a supply of drugs Cor  slight ailments at the mines. ��������� This tlie  hospital authorities refuse to do, as being  quite out of their province, The follow-  iug'statements may probably open the  eyes _f these men to. the benefits'they  -have surrendered. During the past year  the hospital has treated from the Ilall  Mines, six serious cases ; fifteen outdoor  patients, at a total cost of S500, which includes price of drugs and charging the  rate of SL0.00 per week for food, nursing  aud medical attendance. This sum would  be much larger if a fair proportion of  doctor's salary was charged against each  case. For the same period the Ji-_pital  received by monthly subscriptions . J75,  When these men have to pay for such  benefits as they have thrown aside, they  will probably realize the ureal advantage  to be obtained for the sum of one dollar  her mouth. One man who had coutii-  buted three dollars, cost the institution  ������270, being confined to the hospital for  105 days. Had he been forced to pay for  these services outside the hospital, his  illness wcuid have cost him not less than  S350.  ".lolniiiy"   Irvine   iiihI   lhe   I.  i'.   A II.  OiiilHin.v.���������I,iiiirlei-'M Popularity  hi  Toronto.  An amateur opera, company in Vancouver is about to produce "Dorothy,"  in the preparation of which they have  spent $700.  Christ Church, Vancouver', was opened for divine worship on Sunday last,  Venerable Archdeacon Fortin preaching. The building is a magnificent  slone structure.  At the synod held in New Westminster' last week for the purpose of  electing a bishop to succeed the'late  Bishop Sillitue, the choice lay between  Rev. Dr. Slone, of Oxford, England,  and Rev. Canon Thornlne, of Slier-  brook e, Quebec. The selection was  finally left in the hands of Bishops  Perrin and Ridley, who, with three  other bishops to be chosen by them,  will make thc choice.  After being sentenced the other day  by Judge Crease to five years hard  labour a prisoner at Vancouver put on  his hat and said, "Thank you my  Lord,"'whereupon the Judge added  three years to the sentence. Of course  it is a nasty thing to be disappointed  when you want to lie made Chief Justice, but it seems a little hard to punish  an unfortunate prisoner for what he  had nothing to do with. As there is no  longer any chance of this judge succeeding to the Chief Justiceship now,  it appears .o'ns that the 'moment is  ripe for his retirement.   ���������  The Toronto papers insist; that there  were 7,000 persons in the Massey hall to  hear Hon. Mr. Laurier, and the News,  which cannot be said to be a supporter  of the trade freedom leader, significantly affirms: "Whatever may be  said of Mr. Laui-ier's policy, there can  be no denying the. fact, that he is, next  only to Sir John Macdonald, the most  popular' leader ever followed by a Canadian party." Yes, his star is on the  ascendant. The leader on the other  side with his narrow, contracted views,  and his shivery-shake attitude on public affairs, cannot hold the country  against a man so popular and so universally respected as Hon. Wilfrid  Laurier.  Mr. "Johnny" Irving of Victoria,  who is a shareholder in the Inland  Construction and Development Company, has waxed very hot at the statements made about the appai ent impec-  uniosity of bis company in The Province and the'defunct Slocan Times.  Commenting on'his letter the Kootenay Mail says: "Now, -.while . Mr;  Irving may be speaking according to  his knowledge, it is well known that  Genelle & Co. are bringing an action  against the company for nearly $10,-  000 for lumber supplied. - At the time  the articles complained of were written  the company was head over ears in  debt and the contents of its store at  Three Forks had just, been sold to satisfy a judgment, while scores-of its  employees were living on the charity  of hotel keepers or dragging along  somehow in hovels and shacks until  the I. C. & D. Co. p<tid up their wages so  long due. Mr. Irving may have known  nothing of all this, but it was pretty-  well kHOwn'in this district."  CANADIAN NEWS.  DOUBLE   MURDEK   AND   SUICIDE.  IlcftlMillion In  \ewroa_<lla-d.-_.|b-!  Ac*  Hon Again*, a Hamilton Joarnal.���������  A Veteran for Leader.  Anti-toxine, the new remedy for diptheria has been placed, by order in council, on the free list. .  The statue of Sir John McDonald to be  erected at Kingston will be ready for unveiling on Dominion Day. -   '-  Au action has been brought against the  Hamilton Spectator by the Toronto,  Hamilton'& Buffalo Railway Company  for libel, claiming damages 850,000.  Great pressure is being brought to  bear on Sir Oliver -Mowat. to induce bin-  to head the Outario Liberals at the oom-  ing federal elections.  It is reported in Winnipeg that Hugh  J. McDonald,- son of the late premier,  will be a candidate at the forthcoming  elections in the conservative interest.  Robert Newbury, of Tottenham, shot  his wife and niece on Feb.  10th,  and  then shot himself.   The niece will live,   .  but the other two are dead.   .  It is said the French Montreal daily,  Le Monde has been* purchased by  Messrs. Ouiinet and Beaubien, and it  will now come out straight prohibition.  Destitution in St. John's N'fd., is increasing, and fully 5,0C. people are receiving assistance. A deputation may  go to Great Britain to negotiate a loan.  Dalton McCarthy has declared himself opposed to any government which  will foist on the majority of the people  of Manitoba' a school system they  "don't want ...  The Toronto Trades and Labor council meeting last Friday night passed a  resolution expressing their disapproval  of General Booth's proposed colonization scheme for Canada: ���������  It is confidently, expected that the  Dominion Government will propose  remedial legislation for the .Catholics  of Manitoba, the judicial committee  decision leaving no other alternative.  THE   YUKON.  While (irons- -fountain.  To Editor Mjnek :���������  Sir~[iryoiiris_ho_of"Eebri6tiri1iotice  a communication signed "A Subscriber,"  in reference to a petition for a' trail to  White Grouse Mountain. The petition  referred to contained over one hundred  names of men the most of whom ure:interested in White Grouse Mountain  mines, and they are also interested in  having a trail built by the shortest and  best route. It is evident that "A Subscriber" never went, over the route as he  says there are three summits to cross,  whereas there are only two. The summit at the head of La" France Creek is  over nine hundred feet higher than 'the  summit by proposed route, via Lockhart  creek, according to actual measurement  by Mr. I'restou, C. E. The distance by  La France creek is about live miles greater than by Lockhart creek. By the latter  route the distance from Kootenay |,���������kc  to White Grouse Mountain  will not ex  .    A WnrulUK to -tlnerN.  For the information of those who contemplate going to the Yukon River mines  niidas a warning to miners not to go  there without ample supplies and with a  mistaken idea of distance, the Juneau  Miuing Record publishes the following  table of distances from,Juneau to the  principal points on the only practicable  route to the miues:  Haines Mission (Chiicat)     80  t^ead of canoe navigation  101  Summit of Chilcoot Pass  113  Lake Liuderman  124  Head of Lake Bennett '. 124  Boundary Line .���������  139  Foot of Lake Bennett g>. >t  155  Foot of Caribou Crossing  158  Foot of Tnkou Lake  175  Takish House  179  Head of Mnd Lake  180  Foot of Lake Marsh ' 200  Read of Canyon '.  225  Head of White Horse Rapids. 228  Takaheena river 240  Head of Lake Le Barge:  256  Foot of Lake Le Barge  289  Hootalinqua "���������*"<>���������_<  Cassiar" bar ~.~^T7777~.~777~~~Y7r~'~l~~  Little Salmon River  390  Five Fingers  451  Felly River  510  Stewart.River ������������������ ��������� '.., 630  Forty Mile." 850  In commenting on these figures the  Mining Record says:   ��������� '  "This is uo poor man's country: no one  should arrive here with less than $500;  the road is long, supplies are costly, seasons are short and fortune fickle; failure  to find gold the first season entails suffering upon those whose funds are insufficient to, carry them through the long  wiutcr, when absolutely "nothing can be  done; not one in a hundred makes a  strike the first season.  "Inexperienced persons, unless "prepared for long exteuded delays, should  stay away; gold finding is a science which  ,    ���������. ., can be acquired only in it. native fields,  ceede fifteen miles over an easy grade and the art must be mastered elsewhere,  winch cau  be converted into a  wagon-   for in Alaska there is no time for ponder-  road at a small expense. Another route  suggested by "A Subscriber" is via Goat  River. The distance by this route would  be about fifty miles. '.'A Subscriber" is  evidently actuated solely by a feeling of  envy and spite against the people who  have discovered a better route than his  to the rich gold, silver and copper mines  of White Grouse Mountain and will use  every means iu his power to prevent the  government from making a small appropriation to assist in completing the trail  which is already more than  half done  pondering ; action must be quick and sharp or  the season is lost.  "While uo actual survey has ever been  made of this route, the distances given  have been carefully estimated by competent travellers and will be found approximately correct."  Two Kill*.  We have received from Mr. Kellie M.  1'. P., a copy of The Mineral Act Amendment Bill in the shape in which it finally  arid, when completed, will open  up one i passed, and we are glad to see that the  ofthe best and most extensive mining  objectionable clause requiring aliens to'  sections in British Columbia  The petition for u trail up La France '  Creek, which "A-Subscriber" accuses me  of signing, was circulated before the  shorter and better route via Lockhart  Pass was discovered and since that time  all.lb- travel to White Grouse Mountain  is by the latter-route. When "A Subscriber" makes another effort to vent his  spleeu through the" press, I hope he will  not lie ashamed to sign his proper name  to theetr'usiori. laniqneof the original  discoverers of the mines ou White Grouse  Mountain, antl have travelled both of the  routes mentio ied above, aud 1 know the  state their intention ot becoming British  subjects is thrown out. The main features  of the new bill are (1.) The enactment  of the following clause relating to' surface rights.  "23. The owner of a mineral claim '  shall be entitled to all surface rights, including the use of all the timber thereon, for niining or building purposes, so  long as he holds the said claim for the  purpose of developing the minerals contained therein, but no longer."  Our readers will notice the comma after  the word "thereon" and can put their  own interpretation  on  its meaning.   (2)  j Lockhart Creek route via Davie, to be a : The right of every miner to "hold by lo-  ! great deal the shortest and best route to . cation a claim upon any separate vein or  ; the White Grouse Mountain mines. ��������� lode."   (3) The right  to  pay. a sum of  j     By publishing the above information in   8100 iu lieu of doing assessment work.  i your valuable paper yon  will confer  a ;    The other  Bill  is Mr.  Kellie's Tram-  \ great favor on  anyone intending to visit: way  Bill  which appears to confer   the  | the mines, otherwise they  might bo led ! right on anyone to build   a railway any-  . astray by such  unreliable statements as i where.    It appears to be. a useful Act,  j "A Subscriber" furnishes. _,        j but will probably lead to litigation and  1 am, etc., J will require further amendments until it  Davie, B.C., James Black,    j becomes as complicated and unintellig-  Feb. 25,18.5. 1 able as the Companies Acts. THE MItfER, NELSON; B.C., SATURDAY, MARCH 2.   1895.  AD DOROTHEAM.  ItMw Am there is honey tn a Jar,  Meet for a certain little friend of min*,  And, Dorothy, I know, whore daisies ur.  That only wait small hands to inter twin*  A wreath for such a golden head as thine.  The thought that thou art coming mnkc- all  glad.  ! The home U bright with blossoms high and  *a_ auny a little laaa asd little lad  i Kapeetaatly are running to and fro.  ; The lire within our heart, is all aglow.  We want thee, child, to Hharo in our delight  On this high day, the holiest and best,  Becauae 'twas then; ere youth had taken flight,  Thy grandmamma, of women loveliest,'  !  Made ma of men most honored and most  bleat.  That naughty boy who led thee to suppose  Be was thy awcetheart has, I grieve to tell,  Been teen to pick tho garden's choicest rose  And toddle with it to another belle,  Who does not treat him altogether well.  But mind not that, or let it teach theo this���������  . To waste no love on any youthful rover.  All youths are rovers, I assure thee, miss.  :-No,-lf thou wouldst truo constancy discover,  Thy grandpapa is perfect as a lover.  So come, thou pluymuto of my closing day,  Tho latest treasure life can offer mo,  And with thy baby laughter make us gay.  Thy fresh young voice shall sing, my Dor-  ! .      othy.  1  Bongs that shall bid thc feet of sorrow flee.  -W. E. Gladstone.  CAPTAIN JACOBUS.  Although the time was long past  midnight, lights were still gleaming  from behind the shutters of the little  blind alehouse hard by the Roading  road, not far from "Winchester, and  Captain Jacobus, riding gently up, judged it prudent to enter by tho back door  In consequence. The inn Was a house  of oall for the captain and tho landlord  a creature of his own, but at a time  . when detachments of Cromwell's soldiers were rough riding the country it  behooved a gentlemau of the road to  use caution. Indeed, in the estimation  of Captain Jacobus, it was no insignificant item in the long score held by him  against the commonwealth that a king's  gentleman should sonuotimes bo compelled to sneak into his inn by a menial  entrance. After stabling his horse the  captain entered the kitchen, where the  landlord, a little dark remnant of a  man, with a short pipe between his  teeth, was going to and fro busying  himself amid a litter of empty bottles  and greasy plates. Stopping short in his  employment, the landlord nodded to his  patron without a word, at the same  time jerking his thumb over his shoulder toward the half door, above which  a square of the paneled wall of the inn  parlor was visible. Captain Jacobus,  withont further hesitation, walked  promptly into the parlor.  The long, low, red curtained room  was brilliantly lit with a wasteful profusion of candles, a huge fire of wood  roared in . the ingle, and standing side  by side, with their backs to the blaze,  were two very tall, loosely hung men,  dressed in the decent black garb and  falling white collar affected by the Presbyterian ministers of the day. Save that  the elder man had white hair and wore  a.beard, while the younger was clean  shaven and almost bal'd, so that his  great bead glistened like a moist egg in  the firelight,, the two resembled each  other, in every particular.  Captain Jacobus cook off his hat with  a sweeping gesture and began! with  some show of deliberation, to unbuckle  and to lay upon the table his sword and  pistols. The two parsons returned tho  salute with a gravo inclination, the  younger bowing just a fraction of time  behind the elder, after a momentary  glance at him, as if (thought the captain) the junior had so lively a habit of  7 sub_em enc-"toT;h e ~s em  ifested it unconsciously, even in the  most trivial actions. Captain Jacobus  disposed himself comfortably upon the  . settle against/ the wall and called-for  wine. Opposite to him, upon the high  backed settle in the ingle nook, the  ; travelers" saddles werb piled together  w'*h their riding cloaks and great  slo. .bed bats. .  "Yon travel lato for gentlemen of  the cassock,'! remarked the captain.  '-"Have you no fear of highwaymen?"  "We put our trust in tho sword of  the Lord," replied tho older clergyman  piously.  "And of Gideon," echoed tho younger in a thin, high voice, extremely out  of keeping with his hulk. '  "Spoken vory godly, and a. mighty  pretty sentiment I" observed tho captain, rolling his liquor on his tongue!  ."And yet it seems to mo you run something of a risk notwithstanding."  "My son and" I," returned tho old  man, with much tranquillity, "shoulder  to Hhoulder have bestod tho devil these  "many years past."  "Yea, even wheu hotraveleth abroad  in tho guise,of a robber!" the other  chimed iu cheerfully. ���������>-.  S'Ab, "said the captain, "but perhaps  you never met Captain Jacobus, the  cavalier who rules this very, road from  Beading to Winchester. They say he'  ������_ath . a very deadly spite against Puritans. -> The parliament dispossessed him  of all estate," I've heard, aiid he vowed  the pragmatical rebels should pay for it  among them." Pausing to sip his wine,  the speaker eyed the two parsons over  the edgo of his glass. They.returned his  gaze in silence, with a watchful-attention. "He has a mighty pleasant way  with him, so I'm told, that Captain  Jacobus," pursued the captain, "nono  of your common stand and deliver u">th-  odsfor him, but all manner of ',. tty  knacks and strange dovices. "W-. :,.jow,  just to give you anexample: jppose  he was sitting where I sit now." The  speaker paused a monieut, but tho two  big clergymen did not move so much as  an eyelid. "It's likely he would propose a game at the cards to you two gentlemen. Down you would have to sit  with him. willy nilly, you see, and inside of an hour I'll wager he would  " have won tho very coat off your backs,  all by pure skill, you understand. No  violence at all. And, talking of cards,"  said the captain briskly, with a sudden  change of tone, "what do you say to a  turn? Come, landlord, a clean pack!"  Tho highwayman rose, moved an elbow chair to the table, and" looking at  the two parsons with a very eloquent  expression of countenance sat absently  lingering his pistols.  "I am excoeding sorry, sir. It is impossible that I should pleasure you in  so carnal a diversion," said tho old man  mildly, "and, setting aside the claim*  of my holy office, I know not one painted toy from t'other. I will ask yon to  pardon mo. We havo ridden far today,"  and with a courteous gesture ho sat  down upon tho settle in tho chimney  corner, and loaning back upon tho bundle, of cloaks aud saddles closed his eyes  and folded his hands.  "And you, sir? Come, doff tho priesthood for an hour. Unchain tho old Ad-  hui and give him a run! Trust mo, yon  will bo a world tho better for so self denying an exercise. What, 'tis uot so  long since you were in college that your  fingers have forgot the feel of the cards,  so glossy arid ticklish, I'll warrant. Sit  down, young man, and cut for the deal,  like a saint of sense!"   ' ''  The momentary silence that followed  was broken by a tiny clic k as the captain cocked a pistol.  Tho bald young man started slightly  at the sound, the recumbent figure ou  tho settle opened its eyes, and the two  exchanged a glanco so rapid as to bo  soarcely perceptible.  "Sir," answered the young man earnestly, "you touch me nearer than you  know. I am naturally eager for social  divcitiscmcnts, and, I own, it seeni3  hard that a singlo traveler like yourself  must sit and twiddle his thumbs because his fellow guests chance, to be  clergymen. Yet see how it is. Boforo  I was a man grown I gave my word to  my father never again to. touch tlio  cards." '   .  "Johnny," broke' in the old gentleman, "I give you back your word. Do  as your conscience bids you and call to  remembrance the house of Rimmon,  sonny." '   >  ".Nay," said tho  captain pleasantly, ;  "say no  more, say no more.    I would .  not bo an occasion of stumbling to any. i  It would bo a thousand  pities to risk a '  sojourn in hell for  tho sake of a trumpery game o_  cards," and  cocking tho  other pistol  he laid one on either sido  of him.  The bald young man, a good deal flustered, drew up a chair and sat down,  wiping the beads of perspiration from  his forehead with his coat cuff.  "It becomes my turn, to entreat tho  pleasure, although, I fear, you will find  me but a dull opponent," ho said, with  a ghastly attempt at urbanity. "Come,  sir, let ns to't. I am heartily glad of  the opportunity."  "No, no," said the captain, shuffling  the cards. "Y'aro forcing yourself out  of sheer good nature. I see it. I will  have no man blacken his record in heaven forme!"  "Not a jot, not a tittle," returned  the other, with an obsequious alacrity,  "and I tako it greatly as a favor you  should play with so rusty an amateur."  "Well, have it as you will; then,"  said the captain, "and what shall we  call the stakes?"  "Shall we say Jacobuses?" said the  bald young man smoothly.  A doubt crossed the mind of Captain  Jacobus, and ho looked up sharply nt  the speaker. But tho bald young man  was laboriously dealing the cards, his  white face creased in a fatuous smile  ���������nd the captain could make nothing of  his expression.  "Why, yes. with all my heart," returned the captain. '.'Jacobuses, certainly," and the two men settled to the  game, .the clergyman conning his play  with the most arduous attention, often  cluTcliing'his^jawand^pausingto con-~  sider, and tho captain, with scarcely a  glance at his hand, nonchalantly tossing his cards on the table.  They played without exchanging a  word. At intervals a smoldering log  broke and fell upon the hearth, disengaging a shower of sparks, the old clergyman snoredJ in tho chimney corner,  and tho night wind rustled in tho trees  outside. At first tho game went evenly,  but as the night wore on a little" heap  of gold began to accumulate at the elbow of tho bald young man in a manner to the captain quito unaccountable.  Tho doubt in his mind grew and pricked him. He began to watch the other  narrowly and presently detected a piece  of very deft manipulation. Tho highwayman said nothing, but twisting his  mustacho looked the other full in the  eyes. Tho cheat blinked, went vory  whito and glanced swiftly round at tho  sleeper, who continued to snoro placidly, but tho captain, at the moment of;  choosing a card and without turning  his head, saw tho old man's eyes open  wido and shoot an answering look of  moaning at his son". Tho incident passed  so quickly that to an onlooker tho  pause-.in tho gamo would have boon  barely noticeable. Captain Jacobus, .under cover, of the table,.unsheathed a  short dirk and laid it naked on his knee.  ��������� Soon tho pile of goldpieces began tu  dwindle and change sides upon the table, "when suddenly, as the bald young  man laid down a card, the captain, with  ju oath, drove his dagger through the  back of his opponent's hand deep into  the oak.  "Not again, my cully," ^he cried.  The man screamed and fell back in a  swoon, and at th. sound the other par-  sou'leaped to his feet with a cry, whipping a great horse pistol from his pocket, but tho captain was too quick for  him. Before he could bring the ponderous engine to bear tho highwayman had  caught his wrist with ono hand and  thrust the muzzle of a pistol into his  face with the other. Tho clergyman's  weapon exploded harmlessly, tho bullet  striking the ceiling.  "Now," said Captain Jacobus, releasing him, "it's my turn. Obey orders!"  be' thundered. . "Hand up those saddles!"    " .        '   .  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What's here!  t^Now, what aro a couple of rascal parsons doing with a fortune of gold? Won  it at the cards, I suppose! And what  kind of gear is this for a clergyman?"  For among a miscellany of personal  effects were two bulky leathern bags  full to the throat with broad pieces, a  great jeweled watch and a handful oi  ladies' rings and trinkets. Tho sham  clergyman, biting his fingers and looking haggardly at the spoil, stood iu a  sullen silence. At the other end of the  board tho bald young man was moaning  and writhing in his chair, his hand pinned fast. Tho captain, vigilant as. a  bird, but thoroughly at his ease and enjoying himself hugely, leaned against  the paneling eying the pair by turns.  "Como," he said, ''speak up, parson.  *Mako a clean confession, my evangelist!  You may tio up your little boy, if you  care to, while yon talk."  Tho old man cast a venomous glance  of contempt upon his abject offspring,  "Servo him right!" ho broke out savagely.  "The clumsy fool!"  "I begin to pc-rcoive you are something of a precisian," romarked the captain. "Let memako your son'-excuses.  To get tho better of Captain Jacobus is  a highly temerious enterprise for a  young man, though 1 say it. But I must  ask you to tako my dagger out of him  and to clean it. I thank you. Now, add  your purse to the blunt and pack it all  carefully up again. It's time for me tc  go, as the song says."  "Come, "returned the other roughly,.  "let's talk sense, captain.  Thc'crop was  . fairly nimmed on the road,, as you might  have done .yourself.    You can't mean tc  wbiddle your fellows?"  "On the road? Y"on surprise me! And  yet I had some kind of an inkling that  it wasn't entirely parson beneath those  beautiful black clothes, too," said the  captain genially.  "Why, of course, gentlemen of the  road, like yourself," said the old man,  brightening somewhat at the friendliness of the other's tone. "But parsons  we've beeu for the last six months, just  to implant a little confidence."  "And how did it all como about?"  Inquired Captain Jacobus.  "Parsons we were, for six mouths,'''  repeatod_thoimpostorr'' 'in ^Kiugsclere  yonder." He jerked his thumb over hi?  shoulder. "Did you never try the lay,  captain? You havo to live mighty strict  while it lasts, but it's a good lay���������a  good lay!" The speaker smiled sourly at  the recollection. "Highly respected by  rlch and poor. There wa_ nothing good  enough for such a brace of saints ns  Johnny and me. Fat collections every  Sabbath, and tho poultry and butter and  cheeses���������why, we lived like'a couple  of Icings, except for the liquor. Your  parson mus"t bo cruel sparing of the  beno bowse. That was where tho shoe  pinched. But at last our chance came  along, for a girl of the place was going  to be married to soino bloated cit in  Winchester. Her men folk we.vo out o'  tho way," and who so fit to escort her  and hnr mother���������and her dowry���������as  tho two tall parsons? So, ono on earh  Bide, all for fear of" you, captain, wo  jogged along till nightfall. And hero  wo are, and I offering you a third of  the swag, and what could bo fairer?"  Captain Jacobus stood erect and cleared his'throat. The highwayman loved a  striking situation, like au actor, and  delighted much more, in the series of  histrionic opportunities continually presented by the incidents of his profession  than, in the profits it, afforded him. If  need should so require, ho would even  sacrifice all plunder for the,i sake of  sheer effect. Thus the difficulty was to  preserve dramatic propriety with a minimum loss out of pocket,, and in its solu-'  tion lay the very marrow.of the enterprise. For tho first time' that night the  captain saw his way clearly to a satisfactory achievement. The taxing of two  Presbyterian ministers had at first appeared to him merely as a duty, necessary, but dull, to thedischargo of which  a little novelty might be imparted by  tho use of tho cards. It was an agreeable shock to him" to discover that ho was  dealing with scoundrels, and that the  occasion would require all his quickness and resource to save him from being hoist with his own petard. Having  accomplished this so far and succeeded  in inducing tho older rascal to condemn  himself out of bis own mouth, the psychological moment bad arrived for an  appropriate ilosing scene.  "You dogs ot Egypt!" began Captain  Jacobus in a voice that mado the glasses  ring, "would you mako terms with me?  By the heavens, you blaspheme! You  shall strip yourself of every doit 1 "Tis  you and your like bring disgrace upon  tha names of.the king's gentlemen. Are  we to keep UieToad "witli curs Tike you  snapping at our hcols'r What! You  would decoy two poor ladies upon the  king's highway and drag tho very rings  from their fingers. Yon would poach on  the manor of Captain Jacobus, take possession of his-inn, sharp him at the  cards and shoot him through tho head  afterward, if ho hadn't been a match'  for tho hulking pair of you rum clapper  dogeous! All that you would do, and  when ho gets upsides with you you have  the devil's own bravado to inform him  if it to his face and to offer him a share!  A share! To me I" and tho orator interpolated some highly stimulating oaths.  "A share! You shall see now! Empty  your pockets on the table. Tako off thut  ring���������off with it���������that, or tho finger.  Scnrch the other rascal. Now, strip, tho  pair of you. Quick about it! -Am I to  dance .attendance upon you whilo you  mako a toilet? Put the clothes ou the  firo.  So!"  The two men, constrained by the  brace of grinning pistol muzzles, stripped to their shirts and obeyed in silence. Tho faco of the older was flushed  to a dusky red. His eyes shone in his  head. A'trickle of blood from his bitten  lip streaked his whito beard, and the*  younger.tottered to and fro with a dead  white face, hugging his wounded hand.  "Now," said Captain Jacobus, "you  shall lead my horse for mo, by thunder!"  Keeping his eye upon tho two, he  moved to the door, opened it and whistled. Instantly there was a clatter of  hoofs; aud his black mare came trotting  round tho corner and trampled into tho  room. Tho captain stood by tho horse's  head, rating tho shivering wretches like  dogs while they strapped on the bag-  gago, and when the.- had done he led  the animal into tho road.  j "Hold my stirrup, Gideon!" said tho  captain to tho hapless Johnny and including them both in a final exhortation. "Tho landlord takes your nags for  tho reckoning. But if ever I moet you  out on tho pad I'll shoot you down like  vermin, so sure as my uamo is Captain  Jacobus.   Stand clear!''  And with a bound ho was gone, leaving tho two half- clad rascals a prey to  tho humiliation of impotent fury and  tho most deadly discomfituro of body  nnud-the sceno-of-the disuialest disorder, -  the last sparks of thei.'*clotnes flying  up tho, chimney in the icy draft,' aud  tho gray light of tho winter's dawn paling the candles.  It is upon record that Captain Jacobus took^it upon himsolf to restoroall  tho trinkets, and, according to his role  in such cases, ono-half tho money to the  rightful owners thereof, and that the  other half went into" tho -bottomless  pocket of King Charles II, then living  very privately in tho city of Cologne.���������  L. Copo Comford in Pall Mall Budget.  Two Famous-Old Apple Trees.  The decayed stump is all that remains  of tho famous "mother tree, " the oldest  known specimen of tho Rhodo Island  G.e.ning. CA few rods southwest of the  old limekiln on the northern v.ergo of  Fruit Hill, on Frederick W;- Winsor's  farm, stands a younger tree. Mrs. Winsor's great-great-grandfather, Nelieniiah  Smith, planted the mother treo, of which  the other is a limb wrenched whilo loaded with fruit l'roni tho parent stock, during King George TT's roign, in 1748, and  was therefore Ml years old wheh'ifwas,  cut down in l889:-p, aud its lifo fromJ  the seed must bo nearly 150 years.  Tho present tree, "the daughter tree,"  so called, is a limb of tho mother trunk  ,-and was broken off in tho, September  gale of 181 o, and which, from an elbow  thrust iuto the moist,' rich soil, took  root and became independent.1 F. M.  Perry of Canandaiguu, N. Y., a famous  nurseryman and pomologist, pronounc-  2d the fruit of theso trees the finest'of  tbe Greening family and procured hundreds of scions from the" stock to introduce into Now York and the middle  -tates.���������Provideuco Journal. "-���������  Tho Bottomless l'it.  A.wonderful natural cavern was discovered in Lafayutto county, Ga., in  1891. It lias" the usual complement of  "rooms," - "galleries," "domes,"  "pits," etc., but its sole title to being  somewhat out of tlio ordinary in the  cavern line is a well-like abyss in one  of the ro. ins, which, as far as any one  knows, may once have served as.the  chimney of hades. It is known locally  as "the bottomless pit." Stones of largo  size have, been thrown into it with a  hope that they would be heard to strike  bottom after awhile; but, according to  reports, "there ' were no reverberating  sounds borne back to the ear by which  its enormcc3 depth, could be ganged.  , ���������St Louis "Republia  ���������  BANK OF  (Incorporated by Roynl Charter, 1862.)  CAI'ITA*. (paid up), ������������W,������NMf    .    #'*,9*0,<H������  {With powur to  ncrensu.  KK-KUVK FliMK, ������ SU,WM)     .    .      l,%Uft,_3.<l  _sr_3ijSO_sr B_=i____src_E_:.  Corner of Bilker and Stanley street s  _3_=t____STC_=_:_3S r  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United Status���������San    Francisco,    Portland,  Tacoma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICK: UO Lombard street, LONDON.  England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Hunk of Commerce and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada nn������i  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and  brarches; Molson's Bank unci branches;  Hank Nova Scotia  UNITED STATES-Agents Canadian Bank ol  Commerce, New YorK  Hank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  s  .WINGS   DKPAttTMENT-  Dki'Osits received al; ������1 and upwards, antl  interest, allowed (presentrate) ut.pcr cent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July IT, 1893. Agent.  Bank oi Montreal.  CAWTAl (all paid up), ������!-,WM������,<M������  KF.ST,       ....       6,000,-00  Sir DONALD A. SMITH Preside'.t  Hon. GEO. A. I)RUMMOND,...Vicc President  E. S. CLOUSTON, General Manager  Neslon Branch: N- W- Corner Baker an.  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London {England), New York nnd  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada  Buy and sell  Sterling Exchange and Cable  Transfers.  Grant commerical and traveller's credits, avail  -^-ablc in any-part ofthe -\vorld;-=   Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  i Kate of interest at present 3 per cent.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  ixsiiKAN-i- iiml -��������� ���������  <:om.wissio\ Aui-yr.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON. B. C.  THE MINER con be obtained from  the following agents:  Victobia, The Province Publishing Co.  Vancouvek, The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver. .  I.asijO, Mr. Ii. B. Atkins.  New Penvek, Messrs. Armit & Itashdall.  XkijSON, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley  and the " ,  MINER'PKINTING & PUB. CO., Ltd.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson oV Fort  Sheppard R'y.  to  Leave 7.00 a.m. UELSOU Arrive 5.40 p.. ni.  Trains leave kelson for Spokane every  Tuesday and Friday at 7 a. m., returning leave Spokane Wednesdays and-Satur-  days at 7 p. m., and making close connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay Lake  points.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver aud Boundary Creek, connectatMarcus with stage on'  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays !, a -d  Fridays.  Passengers for Tiail Creek mines connect at Northport with stage on Wednes-  j days and Saturdays.  N  3STOTICE.  JTOTICE is lioi-by given that at the next  > session of the I'nrliamcnt of Canada  application will be iniulc on behalf of the Ued  Mountain ltnilway Company, a corporation  created by an Act of t lie Legislative Assembly  ofthe Province of Driiixh Columbia, for an Act  declaring thc railway of the paid Company be a  work for the general advantage of Canada nnd  declaring the said Company to be a body corporate and politic under the legislative  authority of thc I'arliumcnl, of Canada audio  have all the franchises; rights, power, privileges  andauthoi-il.ies conferred upon it by its present  Act of incorporation'and giving to the said  Company the following ndditionulpowcrs:  1st. To construct or ucmiirc by purchase,  lease or otherwise any other line or lines of  telegraph connecting wiih the line along the  linoof said raliway, and to transmit messages  for commercial purposes over thc said or motel-graph 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 and warchousemcii generally, and  3rd. To construct the said rail way as a narrow  gauge railway at, the opt ion of the Company.  t. To extend thc time for the commencement  of construction of the said railway to the 12th  day ot April, 1807.- and the completion thereof  lo the 12th day of April. ISO!).  Dated the 3rd day of January, 1SW.  UODWKLL & 1UVING,  (72) Solicitors for the Applicants.  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  KBP^SfflMh  TV Oheapert- ?nd Most Direct Route,  j~-.-.'':T*^!.j-LSC_i, JLAi-L. and all Koot.iuvv  Points  To the Pacific Ocas'  and to  tho"jfJastT"  TK.IIKS   TO   .1MI   .BOM   SiKlSOX   DAK:....  Direct Connection at Hobson every  Siilurilny   Kvt-iilng,  With Steamer for Wig-Wain Landing where  connection is made with Canadian Pacilic  East bound and Westbound through trains.  TliuouGH Tickets Issued,  Bag-aoi; Checked to Destination,  No Customs Uii.-ficui.tiks.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining palatial Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious bay  Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Kree  Colonist Sleeping Cars.  For information as to rates, time, etc,  apply to nearest agent,  ~-" "'.I^IM'.'������MI/r������Hf,_Agoiit7"N_LsoN;   Or to W.O. HrL. HKOWV,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  OLUMBIA  &  . KOOTENAY  STEAM  NA"V    CO.  (LIMITED)   -  Str. "Nelson's" Time Card:  In onccl .laimiiry Isl, 1K���������.Y  LEAVE NELSON:  _.OXI>AYflt J ]>. III.  Tuesday at. I p. in.   -  Wednesday at 5.40 p. in.  Tiiuhsuay at,J p.m.  FitlDAY atl p. in.  Saturday at 5.40 p. in.  LEAVE KASLO:  Sunday at 8 a. in,  Tuesday at 3n. rn.'  Wednesday at 8 a. m.  Tiiuhsdav nl 8 a. in.  Friday at 3 a. m.  Saturday at  8 a. in.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any tunc without notice.  T. Allan, J.W. Tnoui'.  Manager.  Secretary.  <**���������,  THE SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  <:    ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria,  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St.  Paul Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Modern KquipnieiK. ICock-Halliist Itondlicd '  Attrii<'l*vc ���������<������"'* v*:> Itiiludi and llie (>reat  .   Lukes in rnimrclioii with exclusively  passenger lxiatx or .\<������r tlirrii S.s. Co.  IHrect Connection via "Velsoii A Fort Sheppard Kuilivay, ������t Spokane ; and via  C. A K. .. >. <*. nt Itoiiiicr's   Ferry.  To<  For maps', tickets, and complete, infornia  tion call on Asi-Hls _. A K. -, .\ai- Co., X.  A F. S. Ky., ������r  <'. <:. Itl.von. ten. Agent, Spokane. Wash.  F. I. Wliilu-j'.ii. I*. AT. .1., St. I'aiil .llin.  F. T. Alibott, Travlliis Freight A I'assen.  iter Agent, Spokane, Wash. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY; MARCH _,: 1895.  _*. --  ^OLhc  <���������*_.'  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  wilt tc mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receipt of  two'dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  sertedatthe rate of $3 per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of jj cents per nonpareil  Hue first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months arc classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to Ihe Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style al  the shortest notice.  Address  TheMinerPrinting*PublishingCo  NELSON,    B.C.  WHAT DO THEY SAY OF US AT  HOME.  The council of tlie British nation, as  the Imperial Institute bus been well  named, is doing good work, and not tbe  least "amongst its good works is the  moutbly journal which itiss.ies, a journal  in which tiie render can s.ee at a glance  what business is being done by our colonies und by the world in general. It is  part of the scheme of tlie journal to have  a corresponding agent tor each section of  "Britain', colonial empire. Of. course  when you look down 'the list you find  that Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick  aud Manitoba luive such ngcuts. Equally  of course British Columbia has not. This  will uo doubt be remedied by the new  Agent-General, but mean while it accounts  for the fact that very little indeed is recorded about British Columbia in this  best of all advertisements to English  capital seeking .investment. It is recorded of British Columbia, that ''busi-  ness has been fair, particularly iu Nanaimo, where the recent improvement iu the  cotil trade has caused a geueral revival,  which has. partly extended to Victoria.  That the lumber trade is improving and  the halibut fishing and Australian trade  is developing, but there is no word of the  great mining camps which are growing  up in West Kooteuay and Cariboo. ''Tlii.  is uot as it should be. It -v-ia said iu  England two years ago "let us know  when you begin to ship ore and wc will,  then take some notice of you." The ship-  -rTitrs-rr--" mi'd". ,im! :!��������������������������� carefully and  .-.-���������.-.,,;oh re<*o:_. ."��������� in our jou-;*-"' 'vid  ���������ilit! attention ot thu Whitish public stib.-.u  ",,-. ���������.*!".-...U-l '.;> theso, honest records.  '���������p,,,..fiiii'g" iiring-s luiTn. as inevitably as  r- ������������������'��������� follows (3a\. but there is a vast dil'-  ;, --.uu:. bei-'.vecn ���������*i_c.',miiig" aud ihe pub-  iicai'-u uf siicces.-- which cannot be contradicted. ' We"want to bo known as we  are. That will be good enough for  Kootenay.  AN UNJUST INFERENCE.  A corespondent sends us an extract  from the Londou Mining World, a paper  with which we regret to say that we are  not acquainted. The extract deuounce.  a certain mining company in this pro-  viuce which is seeking to iloat its shares  --o_-tlie-LoHdon-miirket.__W-ith_th__afl'aii_  of that company we have nothing to do-  But in "crabbing" the "company this  paper proceeds to run down British Columbia generally and that is -where we  join issue with it. AVe quote from the  extract. "This company has been formed  to carry.on mining in a uistiict that su  far has done little or uothiig for those  who have put their mouey into it. Com  pauy after company has been started to  work mines iu British Columbia and in  the Dominion of Canada generally, but  their record has beeu oue ot miserable  failure. * * * * Our main objection  to the company, however, is that ttie  ^-mining record of this tcrritoiy has beeu  anything but satisfactory���������iu fact fiom  the investors point of view, it has been  disastrous."- *-"  This is nice rending at a time when yy.e.  are trying  all  we cau   to  get oursolvc-  kiiown to the world at large.    With re-  "gatd to the ''district"   referred to above,  we can assure our contemporary that if il  is, as seems probable, either the Eraser  valley or Cariboo, that boih 1 f: ll ese districts have  put literally  millions of dollars iuto the pockets of men who knew  what mining -was.   If   companies have  " failed it is because shareholders have iu-  '   vested their money  without suilicieutly  testing the accuracy of the prospectus', or  have afterwards employed as managers,  men who knew nothing about their busi  ness.   In this ,t respect British Columbia  is no worse, nor better, than any other  mining   country.    Wherever there   are  mines, there will be ''wild cats" and dis  honest brokers, aud ever since the world  began there have been aud there always  - wiil be fool3, who will throw their money  into  the first dazzling speculation  unfolded before them  aud then  blame tlie  country when they fiudthey are-wiudi.d.  .The country is all right.   British Columbia Las yielded   up  millions .mid  still  holds millions  more.   Fortunately also  she has plenty. oE honest mining brokers  '"'  if the public will only take the trouble to  -z find them out and employ them.  Mining investors should remember that  there are two classes of mining iiivest-  I'l-siiis. -i'-'i-ie au- "d-vei.ipt-d properiie..'  iind there are.4'pio.peci.i." in tiie foiui.r  a ledge or vein has been proved to exist,  to be coni_*osed of certain minerals, by  shafts sunk upon it, or by tunnels driven  into it at various points. Its continuity,  size, and richness have been proved. A  great deal of money has been spent in the  work, and there are so many hundreds  of tin usands or millions of dollars worth  of ore "in sight." The iiecuraoy of such  details in any report is easy of proof, and  properties of this kind ciimraand.natural-  ly very high prices. The prolit that cau  be made on their cost approaches more  nearly to that of any ordinary commercial  undertaking. The gambling element is  nearly eliminated.  Not so, however, with "prospects."  Here the presence only of gold or silver  beaiing rock has been ascertained. It  may extend deeply into the bowels of the  earth. It may widen out und grow richer  as it descends, or it may thin out, break  oil', disappear, or lose its mineral character entirely. No man can see oue inch  into a piece rock. The price asked for a  "prospect" is comparatively small. The  speculation in buying it is large. It may  turn out fabulously rich and give mammoth divideuds to its lucky possessors.  .Such investments properly dressed up in  a showy prospectus have an immense attraction fcr thc public. All men (and  women too) are boru gnmblers, and they  greedily biie at flies of this kind. It is  no use saying let them, they will, and always will. But. when the prospects turn  out the veriest "wild cats." let them not  denounce the country (of which as a rule  they know nothing) but rather their-own  crass stupidity aud idiotic foolishness,  and let them,- if they cim get him, rend  the broker limb from Iiml) who led them  ii  on.  It would be 11 happy day for any mining country if she could get all her dishonest mining brokers and bury tbem  deep in the disused shafls of their own  "wild cats."  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  The gradually spreading renown of  lvootenny brings us. many letters of enquiry as to its1 capabilities from all sorts  and conditions of people in the United  Slates. With praiseworthy honesty these  gocd folk nearly always enclose'a two  cent U. 8. stamp to pay lhe cost of reply.  We have often heard Britishers called  down for living tip to the belief that they  were the people and that their luuguage  and their sovereigns were good all the  world over. A large experience teaches  us that the Britisher is very nearly right,  but his pride is uothing to the humble  confidence which so firmly believes in  the universal omnipotence of the U. S.  postage stamp. One almost hesitates to  break the spell of such simplicity by telling our cousius to save their, cents because these stamps are of'uo earthly use  outside their own country.  Tn another column we refer to some  remarks made by a London paper on a  company which is heiiiKformedtowork  in ibis Province. We have since received a copy of the prospectus. The company is nainedTh-Lillooet.Fraserl'iver  ancfCaiiboo Gold Fields, (Limited)/.-!  comprehensive title. Its capital is  ^.*)0,(J0() in J������l shares, ;'2,50O shares are.  iifTered to tlie public, the balance 17,5(X)  being paid for the properties. "The  Directors arc (we quote from the prospectus) E. S. .Barnard, Esip, Al. P.,  (Member ot* Dominion Parliament for  Cariboo District). Victoria, B. C. A. E.  McPhillips, Esq., Q. C, Victoria, B. C.  Charles T. Dunbar, Esq., Lillooet and  Vancouver, 13. C., (mine owner). Reginald Nor.hall-Laurie, Esq., 57, Sloane  gardens, London, S. W. E. (J. Robson,  lisq., 8, Austin-friars,  London, E. 0.  The directors will hold a qualification of ������1,000 or 1,000 shares each, and  will give their services to the company  without remuneration, until the shares  are receiving a dividend of 20 per cent.  I~>eFTuiTiuii~7"w' h"eiT~ 1 liey'will cli'vide"5  per cent, on dividends paid in excess of  that, amount. Solicitors, Messrs Ale-  Phillips, Wootten and Barnard, Victoria, B. C. Brokers, Messrs. Sperling  & Co., 8, Austin friars, K. C. Secretary  and offices, Mr. Edgar A. Bennet, 54,  Old Broadslreet.  This company has been formed to acquire and develop gold claims in British Columbia, and in particular Lo acquire and work the gold deposits in  live claims, al and about the village of  Lillooet, Eraser River, known as the  Irving, Jensen, McDonald and Hurley,  Robson and "Weiton claims."  A lengthy report by Air. Campbell;  .lohnston, u well known mining engi:"  neer is appended. We sincerely trust  that, thc company will meet with success, because at "ihe present time it is  nearly sure to attract attention in London, and on ils fate, the fate of gold  mining schemes iu B. C. will very  largely depend. Its directors have a  large responsibility.  Wc notice that with the exception  of Air. Dunbar, wiih whom wc are unacquainted, none of the directors are  mining men. Nor indeed need they  be.. The occasion serves us to impress  a point 011 which we believe too much  stress cannot be laid. There is no necessity for the directors of mining  companies to be mining men. But it  is their prime duty to select the best  practical mining manager that can he  got, put him to work and leave "him  there. It is no duty of directors to go  tinkering about a mine themselves.  -We have known a good deal of loss  and trouble arise from this amateur  mine, management. Few directors of  a shipping company know how to  handle a full rigged ship in a gale olf  Cape Horn. They content themselves  with selecting a man to do it who is  competent for the job, That is the first  and chief duty of,directors, and if they  cannot do that they ought to be removed and have other men put in their  places. - -There are plenty of other  duties in the management of a company that come well within the scope  of the Board.  The long talked   of step has   been  takeu  and .our  late  Premier and At  tnrney-Gi'iieral,    the  Hon.   Theodore  Davie" ascends the  bench as Chief Justice of the Province of British Columbia.    It seems to  be admitted on all  i sides that he is likely to fill that  most  j responsible position  with ability and  j dignity.    The step is a great one.    Air.  I Davie as a politician has   been remark-  j able foi- hi-N energy and pugnacity.   He  has Wi,n his way to the front more by  sheer force of character than by ability.  Of  the  latter  he  possesses no mean  a mount, but that alone would not have  put him at the head of affairs and kept  him there. His conduct-here during  the last election was characteristic of  him. Arriving late at night after a  long hot and tiresome journey, he  stepped straight from the steamer on  to the platform of a hostile and impatient meeting. Opposition speakers  surrounded him, an opposition audience confronted him and an opposition  chairman tried to down him..- But in  spite of,them ull he carried the meeting with him and that night Mr. Davie  was the most popular- man in Nelson.  And now he is going to leave this strug  gling fierce life of energy and excitement and retire suddenly to the quiet  emotionless shades of the bench. His  success, which we most heartily wish  him, will prove him a more wonderful  man still, for it is a very change of nature that he is undertaking.  Public opinion throughout the province seems to be alive to the necessity  of being ready tor the Dominion elections. It is not probable, however,  these will take place until the new lists  are in a condition to be used as the  basis of the franchise. His Excellency  the Governor-General appears to be  firm in the position he has taken up  not to allow the new parliament to be  elected by voters who do not really re-  presentCanada. To ushereinthe West  there is an immense difference between  thc old list and the new and our  brethren in the East will be somewhat  surprised al the hulk of their fellow  Canadians to the west of the Rockies.  As tilings look at present another surprise si ems likely to await them.  Hitherto British Columbia has quietly  submitted to being trodden under foot  and made captive hy any so called  Conservative candidate who presented  himself. But now a wave of feeling  in favour of Tariff Reform is sweeping  over the province, and for every constituency liberal-candidates are being  nominated by caucuses whose numbers out measure the number of votes  polled at the last election.  In the foregoing we have made use  of the terms Liberal and Conservative,  but we cannot refrain from entering  our protest against such misnomers.  The two words are the names of tlie  two great political parties of Great  Britain and have, as such, a definite  meaning, indicating particular and  clearly defined policies. Among men  of affairs all the world over it is sufficient to say that So and So is a Conservative in 01 der clearly to indicate his  modes of thought and the class to  which he belongs. The question of  Free Trade versus Protection is not- a  live one in the United Kingdom. Protection is deadu buried and forgotten.  Consequently neither political nomination refers to the matter. Both  parties are Eiee Traders. But here in  Canada these two well known word-  are made to do duty for Protectionists  and Free Traders, a wholly inaccurate  use of them. And, moreover, men  who call themselves Conservatives  or who admire the policy of that party  throughout the Empire, here.find the  name which they' reverence and  honour a cloak not only for Protection  but for all the vile nest of buodlers and  intriguers who are now, we hope,  making a last frantic struggle to������retain  their hold 011 the money bags of the  Dominion,  _������The English Premier does not appear  to have the confidence of his colleagues  and there are rumors of- serious distrust and dissension. A motion' of Sir  Henry Jalnes, somewhat antagonistic  to the government, was defeated, by  30-1 to 1119, but it could in no way be  treated as a want of confidence motion.  The subject was not a party one and  many prominent members on both  sides refrained from voting.  CORRESPONDENCE.  [We do not hold ourselves responsible for any  opinions expressed by our correspondents.]   The Sunday Oliscrvnu.e-Wll. ���������  To the Editor :���������  Please allow me to say a few words  to Mr, Campbell, our minister, touching his remarks in your-- issue of Feb.  7, 1895.  Mr, Campbell.���������Dear sir, You find  fault with the editor. You are wrong  in trying to force Sunday or Sabbath  observance. Saturday is the Sabbath  day according to the command of God  and you cannot find one sentence in the  Bible that says it was changed to Sunday. " You are wrong in promising the  suppoit of the christians of this country, only, a part of them. I for one  will not keep Air. Kennedy's' Bill if it  becomes law. God says "six days shalt  thou labor, and rest the'seventh,'' but  you say to rest the first and I will obey  God rather than you. There are thousands and thousands of noble christians  who are keeping the seventh day and  numbers of them are being put in jail  and the chain gang, and their wives  and families weeping at home on account of the ignorance and bigotry of  professed christians trying to compel  them to keep Sunday. Christ does not  teach that. Read Christ's sermon on  the mount, beginning in Matthew the  5th Ch. You must be very blind if you  don't see what this is leading to.' -You  and the christians who promise to  support Air. Kennedy's Bill will soon  see and hang your heads with shame  when it is too late, I believe. I would  rather be a born - fool than champion  such horrible work.  I believe you area nobleman Air.  Campbell-,-and as I was the first man  who took part in the sacrament in our  Nelson Presbyterian . congregation, of  which'you are nowpur minister, I ask  you when Air. Kennedy's Bill becomes  law to inform on me as a law breaker  and have me put in jail and in the  chain gang, as part of my family are  grown up and able to work for the  support of the rest so that we may not  want for bread as others may. I mention this because I know some have  been suffering in the States, as I believe they all refuse to pay the fine and  prefer the chain gang* because, like  Uhadreck Aleshack and Abed-nego they  prefer Io obey God'rather than man.  See D.miel 3rd. ch, and 10th verse. I  mention this with a hope that the  christians you mention and yourself  may open your eyes ajud not remain  blind to the curse you are bringing on  our country.  I will thank you Air. Editor if you  will insert these few words.  Yours truly,  John Keith.  [Our correspondent asks us to "slick  this down a little," but we feel that  this matter has drifted entirely beyond  our control and is opening up hidden  reaches of theology and dogma where  we are. quite unable to follow it. We  would not venture to interfere with it  for the world. -We might spoil it. But  in mercy to our readers we must absolutely declineto print any more of it.���������  Ed.]  Kootenay Lake General - -  ------- Hospital Society.  Notice is hereby given that the Annual Aleeting of the subscribers and  donors to the above society will be  held at the office of W. A. Jowett,  Victoria St., Nelson, on Tuesday,  March 12th, 181)5, at 2 p. in.  _ By order,  \V. A. JOWliTT,    Frank Flkt-heh,  Secretary.       ������n        President.  iDlntioDal Commission Go  Oltl Miner Hollaing XvInou. B. '������'.  WEEKLY PRICES, F.O.B., COL VILLE  Saturday, March 2nd 1805.  Hay,- mixed, SO to ?C.oO Per ton  Hay, timothy, ?7 to $7.50   Oats. 80 cts Per cwt  Potatoes, J. els      "  Turnips, 75 ets        "  Rutabaga, _5 cts        "  Cabbage, $1   Carrots, (wets       ������������������  Beets. 75 cts        "  Onions. $1       "  Chickens, $2.50 Per doz  Hens, 91 '       ���������'  Ducks. $<!       "  Turkeys, $12        "  Dressed Hogs, 5} cts   Per lb  Dressed Beef 4 cts      "  ' five cars, of lii������t .vcnr'.s  mixed lliiuilhy  aud red-lop liny ������l fjtt.l.*- per ton.  (M) JILIIIH EHHUIH, MuniiKcr.  .f-OO*.  . 110  . 200  . 5 00  . 65  .. 100  3 00  $1.70  MINERS  HOTELKEEPERS and  ALL OTHERS.  AXTTT"**^ SEND your money out of the  T������ JLJL X country for provisions when  you can do us well in the province. You moke  your money in British Columbia and it is your  DUTY to leave purtof it here rather than lo send  it away. VVe are well aware that you are cut  off from the eoast.iust now, but we want vou  to study the following price list and to send us  your orders as soon as communications with us  arc open. We guarantee all goods of tho finest  quality and defy all competition.  ���������PRICE!   LIST.  Freight Rate to Nelson  per 100 lb ���������  BAKING POWDER.  Dr. Price's, 12 oz. tins per doz,  Dr. Price's, 2. lli tin,- each   Dr.' Price's,. lb tin, each   Hoyal, 12 oz. tins, per doz....  Cook's Choice, 2J- lb tin, each  Cook's Choice, 5 lb tins, each  Diamond, 1 lb tin, per doz...  Kagle (very good quality) 1 lb tins  perdoz  . 20J  CEREALS.  Rol'edoat-,XationalMills,901bsack 3 85'  "        25 sack  110  " Superior, 90 lb sack  3 75  National Mills, 7 lb sack    35  Oatmeal, 10 lb sack  .���������;       45  "       per 100 lbs  .00  Corn nieiil, 10 lb sacks     35,  CHEESE.  Best Ontario (by the drum) per lb..   151  N. W. T. cheese, per lb 13j to 10  Limburger, 2 tt> each,  Swiss, per lb   Currants, per lb <C)..  Cocoa, Fry's lib  "     Bulk, per lb    "     Van Houten's, 1 lb   " " .    .lb   Coal oil (best American) per case..  Canned Peas, per doz   Corn,    "         "     Beans,  "         "     Tomatoes, per doz   "     Apricots (California) doz... 2 75  "     Peaches and Pears  (California) doz   Corned Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz   Roast Beef, 2 lb tins, perdoz   Coffee, Turkish, 10 lb tins,' per lb...  "       2 lb tins, each   " ���������  Royal Java, 25 lb tins, per lb  Evaporated Apples, per lb   501b_box  '5  W.  (>  10-1  35 .  25 1  so)  3 00  1 ������n  1 10  1 15  1  ���������i 10 J  2 no  2 00  35  75  20  12'  - $1.18  $1.52  $1.70  $1.95  $1.70  1.52  " 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   "     Maple, 1 gallon   Soap, Electric, 50 lb box   "     Yellow    "     French Castile 2. lb bar   Raisins. Valencias, per lb   "   - Sultanas, per lb -.   Rice, China, per niat ���������   "    Japan, per sack   MISCELLANEOUS.  Pickles, l'gal. keg .*!   "   -3 gal. keg   Candles. 14 oz., 20 lb box   T. & B.-Tobaeco. 3 plugs for   P. of W. chewing, per lb.   Macaroni and Vcrmicell, per box,.  Washing Sorin, 100 lb. sack   Jams and Jellies, 7 lb pails   '" - ���������'       5 lb pails   Marmalade, 5 lb pail   Salt, line English, 50 lb sack   Sale, coarse, 100 lb sack   Meats at regular market price.  121  Ul  48  is  2 25-v  U0>  100J  2 50  2 00  50  7  11  190  2 40  80  2 25-  250  05  57  85  125  70\  59/  or,  85  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  We handle everything in the grocery and pro  vision Hue. If there is anything you want, not  on this list write for quotation. Tkas from  10c. per lb. . Samples sent free on application.  TKHMS :   ChnIi wiih Order.  Reference���������Bank ok Bitrrisu Com*miiia.  S.  GINTZBURGER,  PROP.  18 ffl^!r^ Vancouver.  N. B.���������Where not otherwise specified prices  are the same whether you buy the , cnhimikkn  package; or iiy.,the pound, by the dozen or by  a single piece. SI  Tir ANTED���������Pushing Canvasser of good ad-  TV     dress.   Liberal salary and expenses paid  weekly.   Permancntposition. BROWN BROS.  CO., -Nurserymen, Portland, Oregon.       (80)  AEMIT & MSHDALL,  Mining Brokers.  Conveyancing, Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existingMining locations  NEW DENVER, B. C.  S  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods and Sells at  the Lowest Price.  Just Received a Large Consignment of Ira-  ported and Domestic Cigars.  Special attention is directed ���������������������������to- iGood  Cooking Butter at 15c. and Gondensed-.Milk  (October canning) 8 cans for $1. ������������������������  ST__^_T_CO__Nr_l_3 _R-^  0  _Er__^___Nro"-tT  RIESTERERS  BREWERY ���������*  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. 6.  Is now a*ble to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Diuught arid Bottle  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  OBUMt* ���������.������.\ OtB MOIT iT Ifliftlf-rs RAKFRt'.  MAIL   OKHKUi'   PltOMI'TI-V   .iTT|-.V|������MH  TO.  R. KIESTEBER; Prop.  '     ��������� 93  TREMAINE gTEAMfjTAMPlVfm..  THE LATEST PRACTICAL IrXINING  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED - - - - -  (HlxlK-Kt Awnnl at Worlds Fair ���������blcn(o.>  The machine consists of ;i Two Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per diem. The entire plant consists of Boiler.'������team I*n_np  and Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections which can be  taken apart and easily- transported-by-pack-animals.���������These^Mills-Oanibe.-.erected-  and placed in running order at from $2,000 to $2,-00, according' to locality.' Full  particulars from ������������������> ..  M. S.  DAVYS, SOLE AGIENT,  nSTEI-SO'CT.   _3..p.  Among all the mining machines and appliances shown at the World's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable' comment.  than the Tj-emaink Steam- Stamp Mill in the Mining Building. It wap a po_"!^*Ve  novelty to the great majority of mining men. It commanded attention by reason  of its- simplicity and evident pmctibility.7 Experienced mining engineers were  astonished to learn that such a machine had been in successful operation for over  two years iu the extreme north-western part .of the United States.' (9)  NOTICE.  J. H. BR0WNLEE  ^MINING. BROKER.  -VICTORIA. B. O.  XTO'l'ICK is hereby (,'iven that the under-  J_N mentioned respective amounts will be  paid as bounty for the head of every panther,  or wolf covote killed in a settled district of Jie  i'rovincc on the certilicate of a Justice of the  Peace that such animal was killed in a settlement, and t hall he hea_ .v.*_* produced to and  destroyed by liiiii, namely:���������  For each  panther, seven dollars   nnd  lift}  cents (������7.50).  " ,���������   __,  For each wolf, two dollars (92.00).  For each coyolc, one dollar ($1.00).  )3y Command.  JAMKS BAKEK.  . - Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  .  (20) 22nd August, ISM.  ARCHER MARTIN,  Barrister, Solicitor, Eto.  K* <'OV.:_t.\MKST -TBKKT. -;  over Hank of Montreal,  -VICTORIA. B. O."      CANADA.  SI-K_IAI.   ATTETVTIOX  TO   Ml*-**;    LAW.  87 "  NOTICE.  ii  gich  's Corner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  -   ��������� WII0I.KSALK A.VI) KETAII/���������  "VTOTICK- is hereby given that -thirty days  _13| 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. WASSHOLM.  February 10th. 1895.  8.  EstnhlKli-ri 184-.  - TOBACCONISTS  HENRY SHOE- <fc SON,  OUNMAKERS  I Ai-" lniporti-rs of ������:_nn. mi.*', Aat____l-  | ' >u������r.*ill KlntlM.   .-|������hUi( Tarklr  ������ In <-rmt Variety.  hi- OKI-LAS S-KEKT,   ���������  -.ICTOBIA. ���������'. ('.  Age_ts for the celebrated L.  & CO.  (Loewe & Co.) li. B. 13., and other best  I!   Euglish Briar Root Pipes.  A large stock of "OWN MAKE" Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and all smoker's  requisites kept on hand.  < OI NTltY   ORItKKS   BV POST PKO.HPTI.V  ATTKXDKIK TO,  THE  TRADE  SUPPLIED.  '  -11MSC,  *D     C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON"  of Swansea, India, and the United States  -  METALLCKGIST. ASSAYER.  AXD MINING KNOINEEK  Properties reported on.   Allassays undertaken  . Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatmentfor ores given. Ore������  bought and sold. ��������� Box US, Vancouver. B. C THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 2, 1895.  INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION CO  THE CHEAPEST HOUSE IN KOOTENAY FOR ALL KINDS OF  GENERAL PRODUCE, GROCERIES, FLOUR, GRAIN, FEED, ETC. * * * * *  JULIUS EHRLICH, Manager. Mail Orders a Specialty. Telephone 41.   m       IsTELSOIST,   IB-  news OF THE WORLD.  BIMETALLISM IN GERMANY.  KUA.Iiin   Students   Drowned.���������An    Earlh-  quiike Engulf** a Town.���������Victims  of liiflu������ii/.a.  The Olympian games are to lie revived at Athens in 1890.  The Prince of AVales, the Pope and  Henry Irving, the actor, are all suffering  from influenza.  "New Yankees," as the last U. S.  Loan is called, are quoted in London at  4% premium.  At Moscow a number of students  broke through the ice while skating  and thirty were drowned.  A widespread plot. has been discovered in China having for its object.  the overthrow of the present dynasty.  The house occupied by Thomas Car-  lyle in Cheyne Kow, Chelsea,  is to be  Purchased and preserved by the Lon-  pn public.  A huge conceit has  been held in the  ccorridors of the Reichstag in aid of the  relatives of those drowned in the Elbe.  The Royal Band took part.  The town of Kontchat in Southern  Russia has been, according, to a report,  swallowed up by an earthquake. Several thousand people perished.  There is again trouble in Egypt between the Khedive and the English.  His  Highness wants to remove Nubar Pasha,  who is supported by the English, tfrom  . the ministry.  A great international maritime display-will take place at the invitation  of the German Emperor at the opening of the North Sea & Baltic canal,  that is to take place on the 13th June.  The German Reichstag has adopted  by ah overwhelming majority a resolution in favor of an unconditional  monetary conference. All parties of  the House supported the resolution,  which was introduced by supporters  of bimetallism. c~  The society of Agriculturists of  France has decided to support the National Bimetallic League in its appeal  to the government to negotiate with  Great Britain, Germany and the  United State's for an international  agreement to rehabilitate silver.  .biirch   Sotl-en,  Sunday, 3rd March, 1895.  Methodist Church. Services in  Hume's Hall at 11 and 7.30. Morning  subject, "Soul Winners." Evening subject: "A Detectives /Unparalleled Success."  Chukch of Englakd. Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30. p. m.  Presbyterian Chubch. Service 11 a.  . m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday school (union)  2.30 p. m. Prayer meeting Wednesday  next 7.30 p. m:  Roman Catholic Chubch.  10.30 a. m.  Mass at  ."' DRAWBACKS OF A  BLACK gYE.  It Inspires Humor and Brings Varied Misery Upon Its Owner.  -  Unfortunato indeed is the lot of tho  young man with a black eye. In addition to the fact that it is black and will  prevent his appearance in respectable  society for a time aro; the many explanations which ho has to invent for tho  curious who want to know how he got  it. Then he has to stand no end of bantering, insinuating smiles, hypocritical  sympathy and the stares of men, women and children wherever he goes.  The young man in this case got his  blaek eye in the manner in which tho  general publiobelievesOO!) out of 1,000  blaok eyes aro received���������that is, from  the fist of another young man delivered  - straight out from the shoulder. At tho  time he recoived it thero was no means  of relief at hand, aiid he was in no condition to seek it after receiving the blow  . that began a new course in astronomy  for him. So he wont homo and contented himself with applying heated cloths  to it for tho rest of the night. Ho lived  in a boarding house, and when he went  down to breakfast in the morning he  wore a handkerchief bound tightly  around his head, so as 'to conceal the  ; black eye. This did not prevent the  boarders from inquiring in unison:  '���������Where did you get the black eye?"  The young man flushed crimson, and  as he looked around the grinning crowd  he saw that lie would have to tell a  pretty-straight story.  ��������� 'I don't know whether it's black or  not," he stammered, "although it feels  as if it was. You see, I got in late last  night" and in the darkness stumbled  against the hatrack.-��������� I didn't like to  wake anybody up and just put some hot  water on it."  "Why didn't, you hit the hatrack  first?" asked ono of the _kepti_s.  "I tried to, but"���������  "The scoundrel got the drop on you,'.'  put in another boarder.  "Well, ho did, but"���������  "I s'upposo he's got a pair of em, eh?"  ���������"   "Well,   there'a no use denying it,  fellows,"  whispered the young man.  VI did have a run in with a gang, but  $be*f were five to one, and after I had  knocked threo of them down tho other  two got at nie, and that 'onded it. Say,  what's good to tako it right away?"  "Let's see it," demanded tho boarders, and tlie young man was forced to  undo the bandage. Ho disclosed a swollen mass of flesh on the right sido of the  faco, which rivaled a Thanksgiving football field for coloring. In' the center a  guilty little pupil of an eyo flashed, surrounded by the crimson of Harvard.  Shading off on tho cheek was tho orange,  surmounted by black, emblematic of  Princeton, while the blue of Yale was  predominant.  "A symposium of college colors,"  cried ono of tho boardors. Suggestions  for relief were then in order.  "Try a piece of raw beef," was one.  "Or a raw oyster," was another.  "Hot water aud extract of witch hazel."  "Epsom sa.ts and hot water will tako  the bloodshot out of the eye."  "Have it painted. "  "No, have it cut with a razor and  let it bleed.'"  "Get a leech."  The young man carefully noted all  the suggestions, and as a discussion  arose about the most efficacious remedy  decided'to visit a black eye doctor. After all the boarders had gone he bandaged np his eye and went in search of ono.  "Now, if you had only como to me  as soon as you got it I could have removed it in an hour and a half," said  the black eye specialist, "or if you had  come within 24 hours afterward I might  have had a better chance of removing  it.   As it is, it will take a week.''  The young cmau had his eye washed  and bathed for a couple of hours with  hot water and other lotions and declared  that he felt better. The swelling was  reduced somewhat, and he thought that  with the help of a little flesh paint and  Chines, white he could face his best  girl that evening. Surely, he thought,  she would believe any story he told  about it. But she was as skeptical as  the rest, and after listening to his plaintive story about his encounter with the  hatraok said:  "Now, really, Charles, who did it?"  ���������New _"ork Sun.  ^sroTioqe.  A Sitting of thc County* Court of Kootenay  will bo holdcn at Nelson on Thursday, 18th  da/ of April, A. D. 18ft*. Also a sitting of the  said Court will beholden at, the City of Kaslo  on Monday, 22nd day of April, A. D. 1895.  T. H. GIFFIN,  Nelson, B. C. Registrar of the Court.  Fob. 2nd, 1893.      82  SHERIFFS SALE.  NOTICE OF  SALE   BY   SHERIFF.  IN THE SUPREME-COURT OF  BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  Between  The Bank ov British Col.tiwa, Plaintiffs,  And '  The Freddie Lhe Mining Company (Foreign) Defendants..  IN OBEDIENCE to a writ of Fieri Facias  issued out of the above Court to mc directed  in the aborc suit, for thc sum of.. ?-,l12.02 Debt  and Costs together with interest on the same,  besides Slieriif's fees, poundage ai>d other expenses of this execution, I have seized and will  oiler for sale by Public Auction at Court House,  Nelson, on Tuesday, llth day of April, 18������.!,">,at 12  o'clock noon. All the right, title and interest of  the above defendants in the lands described below, or sufficient thereof to satisfy the.judgment, debt and cost in this action.  - ���������_  -*__     it  ri i- u  itlc  dcr  own  ant.  -j  r.,-i       i-  r-yo  ~ .  o_-  5. :  _ 9      '-  <_>  *j  "I   ���������  -2  -..  O  y  r.H"?-_  o  _>  -  ._? *���������*������  S ^T"w  p.  Si  '    PS* ���������_;  -  ,*;  3o  ?."!_  i ���������*���������*���������'  -   X  *_  3 o  O  "L_! *���������*������ &  ,_.- -  ������c  OO     ,  <_*>  ^_<_-i ���������>.  ������ O O  *S      l���������i  >_:  il '  'o  X  -3  O  ���������"CI  'go  ���������J5 o  -  *   c. o  It  , O  ���������*(?!  ZJ  li  -x  . ���������*���������   f* o  *>  '-  Terms of sale cash. S." REDGRAVE,  . Slicril- of Kootenay.  Dated 21st February, 1895.  Land Registry Office,  ���������    8th day of February, 1895,11 o'clock a.m.  I hereby certify that no charge appears registered against Lot .75. Group 1, Kootenay District known as "The Freddie Lee" mineral  claim, whereof the Freddie Lee Mining* Company (Foreign) are the registered owners.  AXD THAT THE FOLLOWING is the only  ju'lgmunL appearing registered against tlie real  estate of the Freddie Lee Mining Company  (Foreign).  - lOth OCTOBER. 1893. Judgment of the Supreme Court of British Columbia obtained on  tli 10th October. 1S!������. by the Bank of British  Columbia against the Freddie Lee Mining Company (Foreign) for the .sum of 8:i.0SiJ.12 debt and  ������_. 10 costs, making together to sum ot ������3103.52.  Registered the 10th October. 1S93, at t p. ni.  No. 111.   .  [_ea"_.J . a: Y. AVOOTTON,  Dep. Registrar-General.  LINDLEY CREASE, ESQ., V. J���������  City.  S. REDGRAVE,  Sheriff of Kootenay.  NOTICE.  "VI7"E, Duncan McArthur & Co., having pur-  TT chased the stock and book debts of the  late firm of James McDonald & Co., do hcrebj  authorize James McDonald tocollcctsaid debts  and to assist to transact all business connected  with the linn in our name.  "!W D. McAl'THU't.  JHEI>I���������AI,.  T?    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  Coroner for West Kootenay,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  Nelson, B.C.  Calls ut ofHcc promptly attended today and  night.  .      No. of Plaint 301/91.  IN THE COUNTY COURT OF KOOTENAY  HOLDEN AT NELSON.  To  William IT. Brandon of the town of New  Denver in the District of West Kootenay, Free-  Miner of British Columbia, and Michael V.  Adams of the town of Perth in thc Province of  Ontario, Free-Miner of British Columbia, and  Robert C. Adams of the City of Montreal in  thc Province of Quebec, Free-Miner of British  Columbia;���������  TAKE NOTICE that a plaint has been entered and a summons issued against you in the  above County Court by Moses Ediams. Peter  JlcPhee, and Thomas J. Roadley, all of Kaslo  City, in the District of West Kootenay, B.C.,  Free-Miner,, and James B. Williams of the  City of Spokane in the State of .-Washington,  I' ree-Miner of British Columbia, and William  ll. Cain of thc town of Grangcvillc in the  State of Idaho, Free-Minor of British Columbia,  for the following, that is to say;���������  (a) That they may be declared to be the  lawful owners of the mineral claim "Manhattan."   -  (b) Ten Thousand Dollars damages for the  trespass and conversion committed by you.  (c) An injunction restraining you from  committing any further trespass on the mineral claim "Manhattan."  (d) Such further and other relief as the  nature of the case may require and to the  Court seem just.  And an order has been duly made by the  Honorable William Ward Spinks that the  publication of a notice of the entry of such  plaint in "The Miner" a weekly news-paper  published at Nelson, B. C.for a period of Four  Consecutive weeks; and the posting of such  notice in thc Court House at Nelson aforesaid,  and the mailing by Registered Letters in En  velopcs duly sealed and the postage thereon  prepaid in Her Majesty's Post Office in the  City of Kaslo, B. C. of copies of the Summons,  and statement of claim herein to each of you,  and addressed to you the said William H.  Brandon at Guelph in the Province of Ontario,  and to you the said Michael P. Adams at Perth  in the Province of Ontario, and to you the said  Robert C. Adams at Mom real in the Province  of Quebec, and enclosing a true copy of the said  order with said summons so addressed and  mailed to each of you SHALL BE DEEMED  to be service of ��������� the summons upon each of  you, and have the same force, virtueand eilect  as if personal service had been eif_cted.  The summons will be heard at Nelson, B.C.  on the 19th day of Arril, at ten o'clock in the  forenoon, on which day you are required to  appear, and if you do not appear either in person or by your .solicitor at the time and place  above mentioned, such order will be made and  proceedings taken as the Judge may think just  and right.  Dated this 12th day of February, A. D. 1895.  T. H. GIFFIN,  CHARLES AV. McANN, Registrar.  Plaintiffs'Solicitor. 85  'FIRE  INSURANCE   POLICY ACT.  1893."  NOTICE is hereby given that His Honou1  the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponedthe commencement of. "An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from the 1st day of April, 1894,  until the 1st day of April, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  29th March, 1891.      . (2)   .  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay.   ~  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  ^TOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  ^^ accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue-Tax and'all  taxes levied .under the "Assessniem  Act" are now due for the year 1895. All  of the above named taxes, collectible  within.the Southern Division, of the  District^of West Kootenay, are now-  payable at my office."  Assessed Taxes are-collectible at the  following rates,'viz:���������  If paid on or before June-SObh, 1895���������  One-half of one per cent; on real property.  Two per cent, on the assessed value  of ;\vild land.  One-third oft one per. cent., on personal property*.  One-half of one pet- cent, on income.  If paid after June 30th, ISO-���������  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real  property.  Two and one-half per cent, on the  assessed value'of wild land.  One half of one per cent, on "personal  property.  Three-fourths of one per cent, on  inciuue.  Provincial revenue tax, .$o for every  male person over 18 years.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 26th, 1805.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that Howland  JJl Stevenson, as agent for Andrew U. Hendryx, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favor of a  mineral claim known as the "Arcade," situated  on North Beach and joining the cast side line  of the "Comfort"mineral claim, in thc Hendryx  Camp, in tlie Ainsworth Mining Division of  West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants, if any. arc required to  file their objections with me within 00 days  from the date hereof.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, Gold Commissioner.  Jan. 10th, 1895'      73 12-1  Bank of Britisb Golnmbia  SAVINGS BANE DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS-  From 1st January and till further  notice the rate of interest allowed on  Savings Bank deposits by this Bank  will be three per cent. (3%) per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager.  Bank of British Columbia,  Nelson, 28.th-November, 189-1.   57  SPECIAL  OFFER.  BANK of MONTREAL  SAVINGS BANE DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS.  From 1st January, 1895, until further  notice the rate of Interest allowed on  Savings Bank Deposits hy this Bank  will be three per cent. (3%) per annum.  A, H. BUCHANAN,  59 Manager.  NOTICE.  NO'lTCE ishcrcby given that Edmond Haney  has filed thc necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant In favor ofthe  Mineral Claim "Nickel Plate" situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenav.  Adverse claimants, if any, must, lilc their objections with mc within GO days from the date of  this publication in thcBritish Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated, Nelson, B. C, Gov't Agent.  21st January, 1895. 75 2*1-1  NOTICI-.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that Henry K.Croas-  _L>i daile, asagent for the Hall Mines, Limited,  has filed the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favor ofthe Mineral  Claim "Koh-i-noor,"situated on Toad Mountain,  in thc Nelson Mining division of West Kootenav.  Adverse claimants.'-if any, must lilc their objections within 60 days of the date of this publi  cation.  Dated Nelson, B. C,  '28th December, 1891  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  71 dec?.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days from  _L-H the date hereof I intend to apply for a  Crown Grant to the "Calcium" Mineral Claim,  surveyed as Lot 721, Group I, situated in Galena  Bay in the Ainsworth Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. This application will be  made under section 35 "M incral-Aet;-ISM:"���������-���������  Copies of the Held notes and plat can be seen  at the oflice of the Government Agent, Nelson.  Nelson, B. C, ANDREW B. HENDRYX.  December 20th, 1891.      22dec 70  [jfliSieaiflsliipCo.Jty.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  .  V_A.ISrCO"CTV_3_=t,   33.   O.  VANCOUVERTONANA1MO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.Si Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. m. .  -NANAIMO TO VANCOUVER.-S.S. ''Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver iiml Northern --lll.m������iilH.  S.S. Coinox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday at 11 a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all  way ports, returning Wednesday, and on  Thursday at 11 a.m. for. all points as far as  Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until 9 a.m.      _ -  .MWOI������TiVII,I,K   FKKKY.  Leave Moody ville���������7, 9, 11:45 a. 111., 2:30, 4:30  p.m....  Leave "Vancouver���������8,10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  43TSteamers and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on'Co.'s Wharf.  W. F. Torri.MJ, Manager.  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  $3.00  *.-  :f:e_r, ^_nsr_rsrTJ_M:.  This offer is open to all new subscribers and  also to our old supporters on the renewal of theij  subscriptions.  SPECIAL FOB  30 DAYS  *  SUITS, TWEED, FBOM $27.00,,- - -  ���������STTTO/FiiLNOYl^TED, $35.00^  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - - -  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD. $1(  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS Ilj  PROPORTION. ^^--Z  FRED J,"SQUIRM  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORK  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers   of All   Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill  and|  Marine Work a Specialty.  SULK   MAKIIFACTUItKIIS   OF   THK  Telephone 94.  .P.O. Box 771.  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE   NEW,    FAST���������   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable'. terms. Oiders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  I Nelson or Aiusworth, with. whom ar-  i raiigements eanbe made, or by mail or  ! telegraph to C. W. Busk, Baifour, will  '; receive prompt attention. (19)  UPTURE  More CURZ-  have been effected by my  Trusses, with  perfect ease to -wearer, than by aU other  devicescoujlilneil. Theyietai_,lar_--t  Rupture under severest strain. A system of fitting has been perfected the  lasts, years, fully e^ual to personal  examination by mail.   37 patents  __������bS_?r.. DEFORMITYj  CHARIER C_._T_rK,  IMXinK 8fcW.,T������r������������������f#.  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pips and Fittingrl  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber "Valves, Rubber and Leather!  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc. '*  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPUMPSFOR MINE  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., TANOOUYEE, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,       J. ������. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manage.  P. O. box 69.        . i.      - ' TclephontJ  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. JS. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B.C. ,-  DCAI        CQTATC FINANCIAL AND  r\Cr\L_,    CJlnlL,     insurance agents]  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn up. 1  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Co-inus-ios.


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