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The Miner Mar 9, 1895

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 THE MINES IN KOOTENAY ARE  AMONG THE HIGHEST IN  AMERICA.  ������������������sT'l-'.r ���������'���������������������������__  m  *"t*k   /^U'"Vt ,/s^x  ���������^.K-** ;^;'i-. i395 **-  *_M-   -.T.^-.L-J*      VV . *  &*8U-*-������  j:ar_:-_ \\  >g^^KP/ORiA.  5- _i^  i^       THE-OfiESsARE HIGH-G.  r.'-'^r"  "Jv?.-"i'_;-'.>  GRADE IN  GOLD, SILVER, COPPER  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 2-*8.  Nelson, British ColumbiaV'-*LSatur_lay,  March 9,   189-  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Xi'W  March  Sii.Vi-iu'  JjKad  ���������Ith  IK)'  3.10  York.  mil  IK)'  3.10  7lh  BOS  3.10  8th  IJO'i  KOOTENAY SHIPS OVER 10,000 TONS.  Ore Shipments.. .  March (!.   Surpris. inino to l*voi'clt ���������..  7.   llluclc Uliiinoiid 10 Smelter..  "    7.   Surprise to Aurora, ill   "    8.   Blue Bird (o ..nieller...;....  "    8.    (ICiislo) toTiicoinii...  The following   were  shipped during tho  month of -'obrunry.  I.   X.   L.    via   Northport  ltond   Lo Roi " " "       War Eagle " " "    .  .  Josie " " "...  Tons.  ...."(J  . ...21  ...M  ....10  u  ���������12"  318  (Wi  591  Total shipments since June, 1891:  Nelson   Trail Creek feold ore)..  Ainsworth  ���������'.'...   Slocan via ICaslo   Slocan via Nakusp   Ex. Blue Bell   TONS  H71  3,-0.  701  817  3,7!W'  10,-.1_  From our returns printed today it will he  seen that over ll).0OO tons of ore have been shipped from the Kootcnny country this season.  Tlie act mil flKiircs do not represent the real  quantitv usa part of the ore is shipped after  concentration. A large part of the Ainsworth  shipments are from the concentrator at the  "No. 1," and some of those koi'ik out via Nakusp are from the Three Forks concentrator.  It is unfortunately almost, impossible to give  the exact value, but we are endeavoring lo  do so.  The value of the 123 tons of Trail Creek ore  that went out over the Northport Road in the  month of February was estimated for customs  purposes nt$l!),S-l.'  NEWS  OF THE CAMPS.  BUILDING AT NEW DENVER.  4'u|>iihllill<-.<������  of lhe Slotiiu  Stnr.���������0|i<;nlii|C  of lite Koot-iui)- Hirer.  Traiisicrn.  NEW DKNVEK.  -II. Dilley to  V. Foley,  to   S.  F.  Feb. 22.���������Morning  J interest, $1.00;  Feb.   22.���������Morning���������J.   F.    Foley  Humphreys, .interest, Sl.aOO  Feb. 22.���������MorniiiB���������S. F. Humphreys to C.  Bowen, A interest,'i������1.00.  Feb. 23"���������Fourth oi. July, Noonday, and Gray  Kairle���������J. Clieiuiii tuS. II. Green, 1-10 interest  iu Fourth ot Julr and Noonday, and 1-5 interoKt  in Gray Kagle, Sl.oO. Provided bond to S. F.  Atkins is net taken up.  Feb. 25.���������"A. II."���������W. T. Chatlei'ton to Mrs.  F. ICnapp. ' ini crest, ������1.00.    Fob. 27.���������Mahon���������N". Mclnness to lt. F. kirk-  wood, ������������������ interest, -.1.00.           Feb,-.7.���������Ohio���������T. A. *������\cl,s to It. F. Kirk-  wood, i interest, $1.00.  Vt  Mlniiiif   Xol"-.*.  (From lhe Colonist.)  Considerable excitement has prevailed lately over the discoveries of a  free milling gold ledge, or ledges, in  Mineral Creek, Albprni district, and  assays have been made by various as-  suycrs, some results 'running very high  and others low. This is easily accounted  tor by the fiict tliat in such- ee.se.s the  discoverer is tempted to send for assay tliut which looks best, and conse-  quentlv misleads' himself and others.  Tlie gold field may be a good one or it  may not. Surface indications are always more or less misleading, and it is  the rule in British Columbia to find  that sulphurots take Lhe place of free  gold as depth is gained. In this connection it was said that stamp mills  would be immediately erected. Mr.  Ross came back from his trip to the  Mineral Creek discoveries on Friday  last and was much pleased with what  he saw, but it should be said that there  were four feet of snow on the ground.  Confidence should be felt in the Alberni claims, judging from those already developed. Probably the new  ---finds-may-bo^equal-to-oi-exeeed-iu  value others of this locality.  There are good hopes for the owners  of zinc blend properties. Inquiries  have been made by a linn of.good  standing in the Slates concerning the  amount of available zinc and smelting  coal in British Columbia. Those who  have zinc mines would do well to watch  their interests as it may be that a plant  will be erected at Vancouver, for the  reduction of zinc ore. Pure zinc, in  I he-form of spelter, is worth $80 per  ton of 2,2-10 pounds. "    ���������  E. J. Newton, of Victoria, proceeds,  t.o England' in a short time to raise  money for reworking the Van Winkle  - hydraulic mine.   .-  The iron ore found on some ofthe  islands about 150 miles fiom Victoria  resembles that of Cherry creek, near  Kamloops, and is equally as good judging from appearance.  Splendid samples of semi-anlhracite  coal have come in from. Queen Charlotte Island, and represent seams 'JO  f.'-'t wide. The analysis is quite up to  ���������.tl^e standard and far. above that of,  much of the hard coal supplied to consumers. The ash in the local coal supplied for domestic purposes is by no  means light, the percent age being, il  is said, between nine and ten.  . H. P Palmerston is on his way to  Montreal lo consult his associates on  the erection of a reduction plant of  some sort at Midway.  The owners of the Hornestake mine,  Kamloops, are making an upraise from  the 130 feet drift, and expect to strike  a rich ore chute within the next  month. Assays from this mine vary  from 15 to 1500 ounces in silver. The  gangue is baryta or heavy spar.  (From our exchanges.)  The Anaconda company will begin next  - month the erection  of a refinery, etc., at  Great Falls, Montana, to cost ������2,000,000.  A Tacoma dispatch says: "If all indications are not at fault the famous Lost  Rocker mine of Alaska has been found."  ���������_11 famous "lost" mines iu, all localities  are always "found" when the snow lies  the deepe_t, but the find rarely materializes later in the year.  The Seattle Press Times says: "Already  there are more men in Juneau aud ou  Douglas Island, immediately opposite,  than can be given employment at the  ��������� Treadwell, Bostou or Nowell mines,  vacancies in any of the three companies  rarely occurring among the white operatives. This is due to the fact that all  through Alaska, at both mines and canneries, the "Siwashes"'���������native Indians-  are employed to do the rough and more  laborious "work, white meu only being  employed when skill or technical knowledge is necessary."  NKW DENVKR.  We look for a fairly lively time this  spring notwithstanding the' low price  of silver and Ihe counter attraction of  Rossland.  Three new buildings are talked of  and will probably be started in a few  days. Lumber has already been  freighted to a lot on which a tailor  will build.  The Newmarket, opened today under  the new management and cards of invitation for the formal opening have  been sent, broadcast. A free supper is  given at that hotel tomorrow night  and we are promised a great evening.  Of mining news there is little to tell.  The concentrator will shut down in a  few days as the boiler, borrowed from  Nakusp, must be returned, and until  Ihe new flume is made there is not  sufficient water to run the mill.  A curious phenomenon is interesting  New .Denverite. at present. About.  two miles up the hill across the lake a  fire can he seen burning any clear  night and has been seen burning there  since the forest fire passed through  that part last August. Some inineis  have been working below the fire  during tbe winter, but they say they  have observed the fire ahd iI is about  one mile above where they are working.  Ft is understood that tlie. owners of  the Slocan Star will build a concentrator at the mine as soon as the continuity of their ledge is further proved  by the lower tunnel. This is now in  some -lOO-'odd feet and is very close to  the spot where it ought to cut the lode.  Mi'. Byron White informed our representative that if only transport facilities could be.provided they would push  on their works until they were in a  position to ship'1000 tons a day.  During the blockade of the railway  large quantities of ore accumulated at  the concentrator, at Three Forks and  at Silverton. In all about 800 tons  was awaiting shipment. It has now  begun again to move out.  Tom Clair, one of the late owners of  LOCAL NEWS.  The smelter at Pilot Bay will be blown  iu about Monday next.  W. A. Jowett left for the coast on  Friday.  There will be a total eclipse of the  moon tomorrow night. For full particulars see The Heavens in March iu another column.  A sub-contractor named Paurn ou the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway has received judgment iu Spokane agaiust P.  Larsen for $1,269.70.  "We beg to remind our readers of the  meeting of the hospital subscribers on  Tuesday next. See notice in another  column.  We have received from Messrs. Turner Bros, a copy of Beatrice ��������� Harra-  den's latest work, "Things Will Take  a Turn," too late for review this week.  Mr. M. Davys of this town has been  appointed to succeed . Mr. J. J. Jordan  as manager of the Silver King. Mr.  Jordan left ��������� for England yesterday  morning.  On Friday evening Mr. Neil Mclnnes  and Miss Mary Murray, both of Three  Foiks, were married in the parlor of  the Nelson Hotel by Geo. H. Morden,  Methodist minister'.  We have to thank the government  printer for a bound copy of the Acts  passed during the past session and to  congratulate him on the promptitude  with which his department has turned  out the woik,  Mr. Muud, President of the Kaslo-  Slocan Railway, was iu Nelson ou Sunday aud left ou Tuesday morning for  Spokane. He was very reticent on the  matter of the line, but' appeared to have  no doubt us to its early commencement.  The C. & K. S. Navigation Company  has commenced work on their new  steamer at Nakusp. She will be 170  feet long and capable of carrying 300  tons of ore. Her principal timbers are  being brought ft oui the'Brunette sawmills at New Westminster.  The town was full of mining men on  Thursday.. J. A. Fibch, A. E. Humphreys, Frank Cox aud F. P. Sherwood  came in from Spokane. Capt. Moore  came down from Three Forks to meet  them and Mr. Hendryx came down from  I .lot Bay. G. AV. Hughes was also in  town. ...  We print in another column a synopsis of a lecture ^in   Montreal   by  vice of the C. P. ll.' Another instance  has now occurred showing how fai  behind the times they are. A correspondent sends us a press message in  French, a language spoken by about a  million of the inhabitants of this country and in such general use tliat the  post ollice departinent sees lit to print  its money order forms in French as  well as English. Yet the C. P. K. telegraph authorities refuse to accept such  message at press ratt.s. Doubtless the  language is not understood by all the  operators and for that very reason this  message was put into French, to prevent "leakage," a complaint from  which telegraphists suffer too much.  This kind of thing'makes us somewhat  tired of the C. P. R. and its ways.  LATEST INTELLIGENCE.  Kct-on-tlructiuii of tli������ Ministry.  Victorta, March 7,���������Special.���������The  Hon. J. H. Turner having been called  upon by His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor, has accepted the post of Premier.  Mr. Eberts, Q. C, M. P. P., has joined  the Mini-try as Attorney-General. Messrs.  Baker, Martin and-Pooley retaining the  same offices which they previously held.  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE..  the Cumberland mine,  has bought   a   Captain  Adams on   the   minerals  of  half interest in .the  at Three Forks  Brunswick Hotel  GOAT RIVER.  We have had several days of soft  weather, but today we are blessed with  a regular "old fashioned chinook, which  started its work about nine ibis morning. AVhat was yesterday an unbroken  si retch of snow as far as the eye could  reach is today a different landscape,  being dotted over with brown spots  where Ihe snow has been taken off.  Two days of this sort of weather, will  not only take all the snow off, but will  have the effect of rendering the river  "fit," already it is open in several  places, and by Monday we hope to see  the Nelson ploughing her way up the  river. Three mouths is a long time to  he shut in (as it where) or out (which  ever suits) and we shall hail the resumption of navigation with delight,  and the Nelson iu particular .wiih the  well known  form of Capt. MeMorris  at^ the wheel. The   captain  is  very.  popular in the   valley.    Hrs uniform  kindness has.won him many friends.  Ed Chappe has returned' from Duck  Creek from doing assessment work on  ihe Mascot, and reports having struck  a good-, sized ledge of copper ore,  samples of which.lie. brought along.  Messrs. Spe.nce Smith & Co. intend  building a wagon road by way of Boundary Creek to their mines, the Con-  i menial, Blue Joe, etc.,-and as soon as  completed they will ship'ore,  Mr. George A. Keefer, superintending engineer'of the Dyking Company,  is expected in in a few days,, also Mr.  George Alexander, the general  manager.  Arthur P. Forster, engineer on  Dyking Company's dredge "Calgary,"  and William Barrett, engineer on  dredge "Alberta," iefi AVellatitl for the  works here on the 25th aud are expected iu tomorrow. Work will be resumed at an early date.  Canada. The figures given are those  of 1802. They are worth printing, because we shall shortly print our British  Columbia figures for 1804-5. There  will be a considerable difference.  Captain and Mrs. Troup returned to  Nelson oh Saturday last. During his  absence' the popular manager of the  C. & K. Navigation Company has been  all over1 the Pacific slope on the business of his company. Mrs. Arthur returned from Portland by .the same  train and we are glad to hear that her  health is much benefitted by her stay  in Oregon.  The man James Westgate was committed by the magistrates at Rossland  to stand his trial for the1 murder of  Hugh McLaughlin and now lies in  the Nelson Gaol awaiting trial. It is  said that during his temporary con-  linemen t. at Rossland and on the- road  here he had more than one chance of  escape, but refused them, relying on  British justice to mete out to him a  just-punishmeut.-^ ���������-> =   The power, house of the Victoria  Electric Light Company, Victoria, has  been destroyed by fire.  The Canada Gazette of 2nd inst. contains the following: Hon. Theodore  Davie, of Victoria and of Her Majesty's  counsel learned in the law, to be Chief  Tustice of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia, vice Sir Matthew Baillie  Begbie,' deceased.  Mrs. Archibald Black and James  Vears, of Wellington, eloped, taking  wiih them the former's two children  and about $1,000 belonging tothe woman's husband. The runaways left on  the steamship Cutch for Vancouver,  where they were met by the police,  who took Vears in charge.  The Colonist prints a long story  about the buried treasure-of an old  miser on Mayne Island. He was an  old miner named Nicholson who had  accumulated wealth in Australia, California and Cariboo. It is said he kept  piles of gold with him in his cottage  on Mayne Island and died without  giving any clue as to its hiding place.  According to the leading journal,  searches up to this time have resulted  in the finding of $4.50 in silver only,  biit now "a parly of prospectors" is  going to have a try. Let them come  to Kootenay. Here theie is "absolutely no doubt iit all that there are hundreds of millions of dollars in gold and  silver hidden away in the hills.  CANADIAN NEWS.  NEWS OF THE W0KLD.  ELECTION RUMOURS.  Belie  I Itlll*   Stlllll'lllH.  Trrrlhlr  --KimmIIIiik al  Kuirlilr.  lull.  The Cult'iii K.h������;lliuii.  The insurgent forces  in  Matanzas,  China uiitl .Inpiin.   ���������  The London Times correspondent in  llai Cheng says: ��������� "The Chinese are  now between the Liao Yang and Liao  Lin rivers. Their force has, been increased to 50,000. Sixteen thousand of  them have beeu seen in-the vicinity of  Hai Cheng since the 21si instant, but  there has been no serious attack."  Li Hung Chang has had three cordial  audiences with the Emperor, and has  definitely accepted the peace mission  to Japan.  The Japanese are evacuating their  advanced position at'"' Wei-Hai-Wei.  Ninghai, a town lying about"midway  between Wei-Hai-Wei and this city,  has beeu abandoned. The greater part  of the Japanese army has been embarked upon transports which have  left AVei-Hai-AVei for Talienwan, on the  Kwangtung peninsula, almost directly  across the Gulf of Pechili from Wei-  Hai-AVei. The Japanese landed at  Talienwan for the attack on Port  Arthur, and the new move seems to  indicate that they will now attack  Shaukaikwan, a fortified town north  of Tientsin, with* which it is connected  by railroads. Shaukaikwan having  fallen, the roiid to Peking would be  open.  An Arizona miner is reported at work  near the summit of Mt. Union, one of the  highest mountaius in ,that section, with a  rocker taking out placer gold. Water  from snow is to be had sufficient for  rocker work there at this season of the  year. It is au Arizona peculiarity that  placer gold ia as liable to be found on the  top of a mountain as in the bed of a creek  J. T. AVilkinson, the "World on the  wing" man, has been to the East.  Speaking to a reporter there he said :  Capitalists in Canada generally have  overlooked, so far as I am able to  judge, many opportunities for making  fortunes, I might say millions, in West  Kootenay, which now goes into the  pockets of enterprising Americans.  There is rro denying this fact, even,  with silver at 00 cents, owing to the  richness of the mines, the owners are  piling up their wealth and with every  month's work their mines look-better.  The coucert held iu Hume's Hall last  Saturday night in aid of the Roman  Catholic.church was a great success. A  large audience assembled and showed by  repealed applause their appreciation of  the music. It is quite unnecessary to tell  Nelson folks that Mesdames Goepel and  Duvys" sang excellently. Miss Sharp, a  young lady who made her appearance for  lhe first time, quite took the audience  and gained the only encore tor her playing.of one of Mozart's Sonatas. A duett  on organ and piano by Messrs. Jowett  and Turner was also much appreciated.  The train from-Spokane onAV'ednes-  day last was again delayed. This time  it was a car loaded with coke which  chose the bridge over the Onion Creek  near' the Dalles for the scene of its exploits. Here it cleverly jumped the  track and got its front wheels firmly  planted down through the ties, thus  effectually blocking all traffic until it  cotdd be jacked out. The passengers  were ttransferred and reached Nelson,  within what is looked upon as reasonable time, only three or four hours  late. It is somewhat strange that the  mails were not forwarded with.them."  We heard some time back of a proposal to run freight and passenger trains  separately. The'time is opportune to  do so. -    '    .  The application of the art of photography is specially noticeable in a  country full of beautiful scenery like  this. Nor are tourists alone tbe only  people to be seen with cameras. The  surveyor brings photography t.o his aid  and by its means plans out the most  rugged country with the same ease as  that with which an eagle skims over  it. But tourists and surveyors cantiot  carry about a dark room with them,  they do.not want to be bothered with  all the details of the process. Messrs.  Fleming Bros, of Victoria, Who can  turn out work of the highest class, advertise themselves in another column  as ready to do the developing and to  supply all requisites.  AVe pointed out some time ago how  our efforts to give our readers a telegraphic summary of the latest news  were frustrated: by the wretched ser-  where one wing of the patriot party  raised its standard, are under command of Major-General Julio Sanguily.  The point mentioned is about sixty-six  miles east of Havana on the west end  of the isiaud, and the fact that these  widely separated places are given prominence is accepted by the Cubans in  New. York to mean that the uprising  extendedthroughout-the - islandsrarid  that the Spanish authorities . were  attempting to belittle its extent. The  revolutionary forces in the eastern  section of the island, which includes  Guantanamo, are commanded by Brig.  Gen. Guillerrrio Moncarula. It is estimated he can raise 4,000 men. ���������' The  Spanish forces.numbered about 18,000  regulars, of which about 6,000 are  stationed at Santiago de Cuba, and are  so within reach of the rebels at Guantanamo. The bulk of the remaining  Spanish troops are stationed at  Havana, and so are near the scene of  Gen. Sanguily'a starting point, 'Vbarra.  Men who are" high-in the councils of  the Cuban party here, and who were  intrusted with the date set for thc uprising, say that with the arms which  have been smuggled into Cuba during  the last few weeks and which were  landed near Matanzas and other points,  and those already in possession of the  patriot forces, Gen. Gomez would be  able to arm JJ.IKX) men at once and  many more within a short lime.  Later.���������The Governor of Pinar del  Rio made a raid on an insurgent resort  about six miles froth lhe provincial  capital today and captured "twenty  rifles and 12.(XK) cartridges." Guillei:.nio  and -Pedro Acevedo, conspicuous insurgents, and two stray members of  Coloma's band, have gone to the Matanzas authorities and proferred their  submission. Among the men captured  with Coloma's band is a son of the  director of the Mercedes hospital in  this city. Antonio Carbelo, a Havana  tailor, was overtaken by troops at  Yaguaramas Arai Yaguey Grande, lie  was carrying arms and displayed revolutionary emblems. As lie refused to  surrender he was shot. .The committee from the Barre insurgents has not  returned to Santiago for further consultation with General Lachambre, but  after conferring with the insurgent  leaders has gone to Palma Soriono.  ..  The Hudson's Bay Company's flour  mill at Prince Albert is burnt down.  Mr. W. H. Meredith, a prominent  business man and director of lhe_Bnnk  of Montreal, is dead.  The Hon. 11. R. Emmerson has introduced a bill into the legislature at  Fredericton giving the franchise to  women, under certain conditions.  The Attorney-General of Quebec has  issued instructions that the charges of  hoodling preferred against Mayor Au-  bry and Aid. Boult, of Hull, be proceeded with.  At Halifax the government wharf  and warehouse, the Saiiiiatian Hotel  and half a dozen houses have deen destroyed bv fire. The loss is estimated  at igl.OOO.'OOO.  Mr. Ferguson, the liberal nominee  for MacDonald, may possibly retire  owing to ill health, in which case his  place will be taken by Dr. J. C, Rutherford, M. P. P. of Portage la Prairie.  A conference has been held to try  and settle matters between the students of the Toronto University and  the council. The students demanded  the reconsideration ofthe suspension  of Tucker, the editor of "Varsity," and  Professor Dale.  It is stated that the hieraichy of  Quebec are preparing a collective letter  which will be issued before the elections instructing Catholic voters upon  their duty and asking them to support  the government in its work of reestablishing aud maintaining the  Roman Catholic schools in Manitoba  and the Northwest.  Since the departure of Major-General  Herbert for England his horses have  been   sold,   which  is taken   to   be a  firetty good indication that he is not  ikely to return to Canada. The  General's time expires iu November  next. Quartermaster General Lake  cannot at present succeed to the command as he ouly holds Imperial rank  as Major.  - At a mass meeting of the trade  unionists of Winnipeg it was resolved  "That we, the workiugmeii ot the city,  of Winnipeg, form ourselves into an  independent labor party for the purpose of electing suitable men from  amongst our number to ��������� represent us  in the Dominion House, of Parliament,  the Local Legislature and the City  Council."  Mrs. Somei's, widow of Dr. Somers,  who was one of the best known physicians in the Eastern Townships, has  committed suicide iu a frightful manner. Her mind has been unbalanced  for some time and when unnoticed by  her attendant she poured the contents  of an oil lamp over herself and set fire  to her clothes. She was so badly  burned that she died a few horn s afterwards.  THE PRICE OF DEAD FRENCHMEN.  A SILVER VICTORY.  Itlmctnlllxt   Ucsoliillon   A-ccpleil   hy (lie.  Urlllsli Chancellor.  London*, Feb. 20.���������In the House of  Commons today Mr. Everett, Liberal  member of Parliament, offered a nio-  tion.stating that the House views witli  Report of Nelson Public School  FOB FEBRUARY, 1895.  No. of boys on register during month   No. o������ girls on register (luring month   Total.  HONOUR KOLL.  Fifth Class:  1. Robert McLeod,  2. Anthony Turner,  3. Percy Goepel  ii  Second Class:  1. Robbie Bell.  2. Harry Farley,  3. Mamie McKinnon.  Primer II Class:  1. Chester Hayward,  "2. Betty Johnstone,  3. Florence  Kinahan.  apprehension the growing divergence  between gold and silver1. He urged  the government to co-operate with the  other powers'in placing gold and silvei  on a common ratio, and further said  that England was not justified in  bankrupting her creditors by her course  regarding silver.  lit. Hon. Henry Chaplin, Conservative, "-seconded Mr. Everett's motion,  and severely arraigned thu government  'for its "course towards silver-. He pre-.  dieted.that bimetallism would be victorious at no distant day, because it  had justice and truth on its side.  Sir AVilliain   Harcourt said  thal.be  had never denied the existence of evil  in consequence of the growing diver-  ence of the values of gold  and  silver.  At Ihe monetary conference at Brussels, a majority ofthe  Kuropean countries bad declared in  favor of a monometallic currency.    When  a proposal  from Germany or any  other country  reached the government,   it  would be  time enough to consider the ipiestinu  of England's joining  in  another conference.    He would suggest that if another conference was held it should be  understood that it   was   not for   mere  academic discussion," but the delegates-  ought to bo empowered to  mako definite" proposals embodying their views.  The  interests of   the  country  us  the  greatest trading and  monetary centre  of the  world   were-bound  up  in  the  soundness of   her   currency,    and   it  ought to be borne in   mind  that England conducted  her  trade  upon   relatively the smallest basis ofanycouiir  trv.    She'clitl so  because she  had the  largest credit.    (Hear, hear.)   Leaving  international   considerations    for   the  national  aspect   of   the   question,  he  contended 'that there  ought   to  be a  continuity oflhe currency pulicy which  the   nation    had    attained.     Though  hoping   little   from    an   international  monetary  conference,- inasmuch  as a  motion lias been  brought forward on  common grounds declaring  that  evils  existed which the government admitted, and as he bad only been invited to  co-operate with the powers on the subject, he had decided not to oppose the  resolution. ' (Cheers.)  The parliamentary, bimetallist committee, immediately*'after Sir AVilliain  Harcourt bad announced his acceptance of Air. Everett's motion, telegraphed to the Berlin Bimetallist  League asking it to urge upon Prince  Holienlohe,   the   German   Chancellor,  KiIImmi  I.ONCN  ������������������ulrnlN.���������Two C'arllondu mt  Hiiitinn llrn������ln.  A bill introduced into the House of  of Representatives at Washington for  the construction of a cable to Hawaii  has been defeated.  The Welsh disestablishment bill  passed its first reading without a division. The Irish land bill will be introduced on March 4th.  M.   de  Sfael, recently Russian  ambassador in Lnndon. has been appointed Minister of Foreicrn Affairs by the  Czar.     AL  de Stael  is credited   with  -  friendly feelings towards Great Britain.  Brazil will pay' an indemnity to  France of half a million francs for the  Frenchmen during the recent rebellion.  We do not know how many Frenchmen were shot, but the price seems  reasonable.  Two cartloads of salted heads of  lending Rnham rehels which were  tn ken to the Sultan by a detachment  of Moorish cavalry have been suspended from the main gate of Fez. amid  great rejoicing on the part of I he populace.  Lord Roseberv and Mr. Balfour hhve  both been laid up with, influenza, but  are now convalescent. Thi1- terrible  comnlaint seems to have made itself a  retrnlar visitor and. coupled with.the ���������  unusually severe weather of the. last  win It, has played havoc amongst old  people,  (X P. AViasemsky, chief engineer of  thp Trans-Siberian Railway, on;.his  way home via Snn Francisco, said that  ���������100 miles of the line at the Vladivo*--  tock end are complet*>rl and he '8  app'viiig for funds to finish another  section of 300 miles. The totnl lencth  of the line will be 4,000 miles and it  will take six or seven years to finish it.  At Ihe innuest held in Lowestoft on  the bodies of some of the victim's ������f  the Elbe disaster, the captain and chief'  engineer of the Crathie deposed that  her teleeraph was frozen at the time  of thr> disaster. AVe have had some  exnerience of cold voyages across the  Atlantic and round the Horn in the  depth of winter, hut we never heard of  a frozen telegraph, because there is  no'h'ng in it to freeze.  | In the House of Commons Under .  Foreign Secretary Grey said he ..was  not. aware whether the rejection by the  American congress of the.award o'f the  Behring sea tribunal was final. .If it  was in accordance with the arrangement, the claim would have to he examined in detail hy a commission'  England's expenditure in connection '  with the Behring sea arbitration, he  said, was nearly,thirty-seven thousand  pounds.  When the steamer La Gascoigne returned lo Havre the city and harbour  were .decorated. A regiment was  drawn upon the wharf and .military  bands played the Marseillaise and  ot her patriotic airs. A banquet took  place on board, at which the mayor  and numerous officials were present  and the occasion was made one of  great rejoicing. Truly the French  have their own ways of doing things.  Tf such was the custom in England tne  great��������� seaport .-would���������have-1 o-' keep-  military bands permanently stationed  on the wharves and theie would he  one never ending banquet. ������   .  A decision of the Supreme Court of  the United Stales terminates three  Edison patents for the caibon "trans- .,  mitter owned by the American Bell  Telephone Company, by .which it has  hoped to extend control for'25 years  more, as would have been the case had '  the decision been in their favor. :- A  considerable number of patents owned -"  bj- the Genwal Electric Compariy.are  also disposed of by this decision,'including Edison's patent on the-inc'an- -  descent lamp, regarding which there  has been so much litigation, arrd also  his patent on the "multinle" arc system of distribution and his patent on  tlie socket for incandescent lamps,  which was recently held to be valid by  Judge Cox. Probably there has been  no. case argued before the Supreme  court since the war'in the.outcome of  which so many lawyers are interested.  _, Manchester's great ship, canal is a  financial failure. The London Statist  says the company- is hopelessly bankrupt, and .20,000,000 of its common  stock has been utterly wiped out. The  canal was cut from Liverpool to; Manchester to allow .ocean ships-to come  direct to the latter city and to avoid  the excessive dock rates at Liverpool  and heavy freight charges by the rail-.  road. The canal, which was opened  two years ago, was built at enormous  cost.'-'nearly !>> 100,000,000, but for some  reason the Manchester merchants and  manufacturers "do not patronize it, and'  it is not earning enough to meet expenses. One cause seems to be fhat0as  soon as the canal was opened the  Liverpool dockmen and the railroads  reduced their rates in "order to meet  the competition, and so retained much  of their old traffic. Another explanation is that the English are slow in-  taking to new methods, and hence are  backward in availing themselves of the  canal advantages.  Cl-iirc-h - .Volices.  Sunday, 10th March, 1895.  Methodist     Cnuitcii. '   Services  Senior Third:  1. Samuel Stuckey.  2.,Allan McDonald  3. Leo. Buchanan.  Jnnior Third:  1. Nellie Marshall,  2. Ivy Johnstone.  3. Frances Sansom.  N. DEL.MAGE, Teacher  Primer I CI<t������ :  1. Percy Stuckey.  2. .Mabel McKinnon,  .3. Otus Farley.    ,,  m  Hume's 'Hall at 11 and 7._0. Morning  subject, "The profit and lossof Godliness."  Evening   s.uHect,  '' *���������> legitimate   result  from a deliberate choice/'.  i'  Chcbch of ExgTjAnd.   Services at 11  ; the expediency of opening negotiations la. m. and 7.30. p.  m.    Holy Communion  : for a   monetary conference at Berlin. ; at 8 a. m. ���������  i The league responded with a telegram:    Presuytkuian Church.   Service 11a.  ; congratulating the English bmietallists j m> ~ml 7 Sq p m    .<umiav school (union)  ion I he success of Air. Everett s mot ion. j 2 :*o p. m.    Praver meeting   Wednesday  j The opinion prevails in the lobby that  ne_t 7 a0 _ m   *  j an international conference on the sub-1 '  i ject is assured. Rohan* Catholic Chcech.  _>o service. T -  THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY. MARCH 9.   1S95.  THE  HONEST  MAN.  Honor the man who brooks no vile art,  "So sham, no counterfeit, whose soul is pure  Within as fair without, who humbly stands  Before tho searching guzo of earth and heaven  For what ho is, whom nngt-l_ guard and wait  With eager eye thu signal to convoy  In safety to thu sides, who raliu can fuco  Tho awful front of death, hut will nut break  His plighted troth with truth���������aye, honor him  And thus ennoble lliinu own struggling soul.  -X. W. Rand.  UNDER ADVISEMENT.  Away out west a man was about to  lie hanged. It will not do to bo very exact as to name- or localities because tho  question is not yot sel tied. Tlio man's  ziamo may pass a-Poter Williams, which  is altogether imliko what it .really is.  As to tiie place, let it stand at San Topaz, in Oreforuia. That the man deserved hanging thore is no valid doubt,  although liia excuse for tho crimo kept  the jury out a whole suiunior'. afternoon. He had made quito a little pilo  from the sale of an improved smelting  process to tlio Python copper mine, getting about J per cent of what tho invention was worth, and turning from the  express offico into tho Silver Palaco saloon, which was conveniently near, he  asked everybody to drink. All but one  man stepped forward. That man was  the victim.  "I asked him to drink liko a gentleman, "said Williams iu his defense,  "and when ho wouldn't even tako a cigar I said ho should tako something  anyway and flung the whisky bottle at  him."  Unfortunately tho whisky bottle was  a decanter weighing something less than  ten pounds, and it cracked tho man's  skull liko a last season's butternut.  "What puzzled tho jury was whether  a refusal to drink with a man cole-rating his luck could bo construed into sufficient provocation until oue juryman  happened to recollect that the offending  ���������that is, the refusing���������party was deaf  and blind. .That settled it, aud the verdict of murder in tho first degree was  brought in two miuutes after.  Well, the man was about to be hanged,  very quietly, too, i'or with excellent  business tact the P3'thou copper mine had  made this its pay day. Padro Gombrillo  was in the murderer's cell saying a few  prayers iu Spanish Latirr, tho other  clergyman of San Topaz, a Methodist,  being a timekeeper iu tho smelting office  on weekdays. ��������� Williams was tuggiug at  a new pair of red topped boots, and  Sheriff Stephen Winslow was leaving  his office for the scaffold, when tho postmaster's little daughter brought a letter  addressed to the prisoner, in care of the  postoffice. Winslow weighed tho letter  in his hand for a few moments, pondering whether there was any uso bothor-  'ing Williams with correspondence when  his address would soon bo tho dead letter office. Being a man of much originality of action, he opened tho letter,  and he read it hi3 red face grew redder,  and when ho had finished it ho smote  tbe office table until the old crack in it  ran an inch.  "Well, I'm jing swizzled," he cried.  And well ho might be, for tho letter  was from a firm of lawyers in Troybany, N. Y., informing Williams of the  death of his uncle, J. Cannon. Piece;  also of the existence of a will, by the  terms of which he was left tho old man's  property, valued at something near  |600,000, the property to go to his children born in wedlock, if he had any,  and to his brother Matthew if he die-  without legitimate issue.  "Winslow's faco grow positively purple with tho blood forced into his head by  hard thinking. Williams a millionaire  and to be hanged insido of an hour!  -^Sbould-ho comfort-his-last few momeuts-  by informing him that he would step  from "goldbags' here on to the golden  stairs up there? Or would the news comfort him at all, especially as it was coupled with a proviso that the money in  an equally few minutes would belong  to his brother Matthew, whom the sheriff  remembered to have .heard Williams  cursing with most fra tenia, fervor.  Then tlio sheriff thought harder than  . ever until his' temporal veius seemed  likely to burst, and then, with* a suddon  glauco at his watch, ho hurried out of  the office and np to tho condemned  man's cell.  "Excuso me, padro," he said, "but 1  wanter speak to Williams a miniiit on  a private matter."  Tho little priest bowed, took a pieco  of chocolate from under his soutano and  went outsido munching it.  "Williams," said tho sheriff, grabbing him by tho arm and drawing him  into the farther coruor of the cell, "D'yo  wanter live?"--  "Say, Steve,"said Williams, pulling  off his boot to hunt for a loose peg,  ''what's the matter with you?"  "Look here," said tho sheriff. "Did  you ever have au undo iu Troybany?''  "Yes," Williams replied, "my mother's brother, old Cannou Pieco.  He is a  liver scraper or something of that  sort.  and crankier than" a stomps spindlo. "  "Well, bo's  dead," said the sheriff,  - "and he's loft you his money. "  "How much?" asked Williams calmly, having found tho. peg. .-  "Over half a million."  "Hullygeol" cried Williams. '-'Why  didn't the old mau die six mouths ago?"  "Moreover, upon your decease.with-  out    legitimate   issue,"-  pursued    the  sheriff, with  a fine recollection  of the  lawyer's letter, "the property reverses to  " your brother Matthew."  "To that measly skunk," said Williams, with many omitted parts of  speech. "Gee, but that's tough.. Say,  sheriff, "can't I get a reprieve for a few  weeks and.kinder waste the property  from Mat a little? I'd blow in tho whole  town day and night for a mouth."  "Can't be did," said tho sheriff sen-  tentiously. ���������  "See  here,  Steve   Winslow,   what's  . your game?" asked Williams, with aisort  of yelp in his Voice.  The sheriff stepped quickly to the cell  door, looked down tho gallery at the  dozen or so fellows squatted in tho shade  ot the south wall and camo back with  his face shortened a full iuoh by the  compression of his mouth and eyes.  "Just this, William-," ho said in tho  prisoner's ear. "Sw'ar to divvy with nio  ���������share and sharo alike���������in your f'or-  tuno; sw'ar that you hopo you'll burn for  ever if you break your word, and I'll fix  tho ropo so that it don't kill, and afterward we'll tote together to Troybany  and claim tho property.  D'yo sw'ar?'  "Why, of course I do,"said Williams.  "Well, sw'ar it then." And "Williams  repeated tho scorching words.  "Now, " said tho sheriff, "I'll go and  (���������ot tho ropo and fix the coroner. He's  pretty nigh drunk anyhow, and has been  for a week, and another horn or two  with a littlo rod popper into thoni will  kuock him so ho won't know your foot  from your nose. And that Weekly  Roundup feller has got to keep outsido  tho railing." .  In los. than a quarter of an hour the  Bhoril- was back with the rope.  "Doc's all right,"ho said, "although  ho'd liko to havo choked on that last  drink, and I told Bill Hepburn, who's  assisting me, that you'd mado a last dying request that the uouso and cap was  put on iu hero, together with the straps.  Now, then, off with your coat lively. I  sorter promised tho buys I'd hold thiH  thing ol. till after the noon bell, but I  guess not now."  The details of the sheriff's ingenious  plan had better be omitted, except to  say that they included a running loop  under the prisoner's shoulders, and a  turn of the ropo from tho neck down  and under this and up again to the  noose. Then the knot, as big as your  fist, was slipped back of the ear, tho  coat replaced, the cap pulled well down  every where save in front, and the straps  buckled on.  "Now, Williams," said the sheriff,  "I've got to hear that oath once more."  "You will not, then," said Williams  thickly from under his cap. "lt blistered my tongue too badly when I said  it. I'll stand to it, though, and I never  broke my word, fair nor foul."  "All right," said the sheriff, "I'll  trust you. Now, Pete, I don't say that  the fall won't jar yon some, and jar you  pretty bad, but it won't break nothing,  and all you've got to do is to play dead.  Now I'll get the padre and Jim. "  "Hats of, gentlemen," said the sheriff,  when tho shuttling figure had been  moved on to tho chalk cross that marked the center of the trapdoor.  Every hat came off, although, owing  to tho presence of a few Arequipas,  there were not as many hats as persons.  The padre turned aside and dropped his  stick of chocolate into the looseness of  his sleovo. Tho sheriff moved his band,  his deputy drew his knife across the  bolt string, and thc five feet of slack  ropo tautened and hummed like a steamer's last dock hawser.  "Nock broken, I guess, doc," said  the sheriff.  "Complete fraxr of shekond sherr'l-  hreo���������shekond sherr'l vert'bree, Mr.  Sher'fbree���������Mr. Sher'f," said the coroner, turning Williams' wobbly head  ���������with spasmodic fingers.  So it was recorded  "Shay, sher'f," said the coroner,  with a gravely confidential air, "if 'sh  no claim for sh' body shend round to  me. Mos' stronery case of 'neurism the  aorta ever met with. K'n feel it all  'cross 's chest, right through 'sh closh."  "All right, doc," said the sheriff.  "I'll do so."  But next morning he told the coroner  that late at night he had thought better  of his promise, as he had taken kindly  to tho boy during his imprisonment, and  so had quietly removed the body out to  the cemetery and buried , it, with his  Indian constable's assistance, in the  grave~that"ha-<rb_eu"du"g"for"it.  Tho execution-- took place on July  10th, and on tho 31st tho sheriff put his  deputy in charge, announcing that his  nephew had come in from Pestilence  Vale, "terriblo sick with the chills, ?  aud that he was "going to tako him  down to tidewater.'' And in truth that  very evening he drovo over to the Pacific aud Atlantic railroad with his  nephew by his side, all huddled up in  blankets, although tho day had been  hot enough to cook eggs in tho opon.'  It took tiie sheriff and" Williams ten  days to roach Troybany, while the  sohedulo timo for tho trip is only five  days. But they had been obliged to  travel by easy stages,.for, despite the  sheriff's" antiexecution device, Williams  had boon well nigh wrenched in two  by tho drop and still suffered horribly  at times. On reaching Troybany the  sheriff saw Williams comfortably bestowed at a hotel and thou went ont to  view tho town. Almost the first man  he, met was Lawyer Bolford of San Topaz, tho counsel who bad defended Williams.    . "      .  "So you got my telegram?" cried the  lawyer joyously.'  ' "What telegram?" asked the sheriff,  with a presentiment that there was a  snag somewhere in the stream.  "Why, tho   telegram   tolling  you to  come right along here."  ��������� "I got no telegram," said the sheriff.  "Well, that's too rich for utterance.  What brought you here then?"  "Why, d���������ii it, I came on business  ���������business of my own."  "Of course, of course," said the lawyer soothingly. "I know. Tho Williams  busiuess Funny, ain't it? That's what  I'm hero for too. Two'days after you  left .1 got a letter from Wolfe & Fox,  a law firm of this place, asking if we  could tell them anything of Peter Williams, last heard of at San Topaz, and  giving the terms of his uncle's will.  They said they had written to him at  San Topaz, but had received no answer."  "Ho got a letter on the day of the execution," said the sheriff.  "Did he now? Well.'wolll Fancy  that! And what has become of it, I  ���������wonder?"  "He's got it with him, I guess," said  the sheriff, with a rumbling laugh.  "Ah, I gue.-s so, too,'' said the lawyer, with a discreet and mild echo of  the sheriff's mirth. "At any rate, I  telegraphed that Williams had died suddenly on July lti and got  a dispatch ia  NELSON  LOTS  *6  4%&  s  _8  4  4  <  _  A new Railway under Construction.  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But on  the train I happened to think that I had  omitted to get a certificate of the burial, and as I remembered to have hoard  that you attended to that I thought���������  considering .the enormous interests at  stake���������'twas best to telegraph you to  come ou. All expenses paid, of course.  So naturally when I saw you here I  jumped at once to the conclusion that  you had come .in answer to that call." .  "No, sir," said tho sheriff.  "Well, never mind. You're here,  and I'll see that you don't get���������left,"  said the lawyer cheerily. ' 'I'm retailed for Matthew Williams, the present  heir, you know. Funny, ain't it, that  I defended Peter Williams when living  and am now on the other side when  he's dead? Small world, eh? The'caso  comes up in the probate court tomorrow at 10, and of course you '11 be there. ���������'  "I'll bothar for sure," said the sheriff grimly.  He was, and with him came Peter  Williams, wrapped in a big storm coat  of the sheriff's, with tho collar turned  up to his ears.  Mr. Wolfe of the local law firm made  a statement of the decease of J. Cannon Pioco, of the drawing up and filing  of his will, read it aloud���������it was a very  short document���������and then asked that  the- status of Matthew Williams, here  present, bo duly recorded as residuary  legatee Owing to tho decease .without  legitimate issue���������or any other so far as  known���������of Peter Williams, the original  heir.  "You are prepared to present the  proper proofs of tho decease of Peter  Williams, I suppose?" asked the judge.  "Certainly," was the reply. In doing so, Mr. Wolfe regretted to. say, they  would be obliged to introduce a very  delicate and distressing . story. The  young man, Peter Williams, it appeared, had been his uncle's favorite nephew, but had quarreled with him, had  gone out west, and there, passing from  one excess to another, had finally, in a  drunken-passiony-taken-the-life of-'a fellow being in the town of San Topaz, in  the stato of Oreforuia, for which crime  he had suffered the extreme penalty of  the law. Documentary evidence in the  shape of a transcript of the trial and  all of the requisite official attestations  of the execution would be presented by  an attorney-at-law of San Topaz. Iu addition to which���������by what they could  only regard ' as a providential coincidence���������the sheriff of San Topaz was in  court at that very moment.  -  Then Lawyer Bolford was introduced  and read from the transcript of the trial  the personal statcmont under examination of the younger Williams as to his  name, age; place of birth, etc, aud read  also tho sheriff's return for the execution, the coronor's certificate of death  and the "dull thud" paragraph of Tho  Weekly Roundup...  "AVe place these in evidence, " concluded tho lawyer, "although they are  .almost- supur.g'itory in view of the  presenco here of the sheriff of San Topaz, whom 1 shall now ask to take thu  stand..*'  The witness chair creaked as Sheriff  . AVJnslow settled his huge bulk between  its arms.  "Your name -is Stephen Douglag  Winslow, andyou are sheriff of San Topaz, Oreforuia,, I believe?" said Lawyer Bolford, smiling pleasantly at his  fellow townsman.  - "I am���������to both questions."  "You were officially present at the  execution of Peter Williains._.on tho  16th day of July of this year?"  "I was.".  ' 'This certified copy of your return of  the execution is correct iii every particular, is it not':"  .  "It's a k'rect copy."  "You .took quite au interest in the  unfortunate young man, I understand,  Mr. Sheriff, and personally attended to  the disposal of tho remains?"  "Waal," said the sheriff, slowly  spreading himself over the back of. the  chair, "there's a young man here who  .an answer that question better than  me." .       '"  Lawyer Belford evidently did hot expect this answer, for ho hesitated a moment.  "Put tho young man on the stand by  all means," said Mr. Wolfe. j  Then tho sheriff led the muffled young j  man to the chair and stood beside him  while he was sworn.  "What Ls your name?" asked Bel-  ford, glancing curiously at the witness.  Beforo replying the witness slowly  turned down his coat collar, and their,  wheeling around in his chair, said,  with difficulty, the catch in his voice  running through all that he said:  "Peter "Williams."  " What 1" cried Lawyer Belford and  fell back in his chair, clutching at his  necktie as though he were going to have  ������ fit.  "Oh, you know me well enough, 1  guess, Mr. Belford," said "Williams,  ' 'though you didn't save me from swinging. And Mat knows me well enough,  too, I see, although I guess I'm considerably more changed than he seems to  be. Howdy, Mat? Sorry for you, old  man, but I've got to knock yon out this  time. By tho way, too, if there's any  doubting anywhere around this courtroom as to my identity, why, just look  at this neck.''  Upon which he pulled off a big silk  scarf aud showed the lingering shadow  of the black imprint of the hangmauu's  rope, whose close hug even tho sheriff's  life saving contrivance had not quite  overcome.  Lawyer Belford still sat grasping his  necktie and staring speechlessly at the  witness, while Mar. Williams' gray face  grew livid as he crept into the shadow  of his attorney's back. Ouly the old  lawyer, Wolfe, retained his self possession.  "Your honor," he cried, "wo object.  This is most irregular, most unheard  of. and wo object."  "It is most irregular, as you say," said  the judge suavely, "and under tho circumstances I shall myself ask the wit-  uess to tell his story."  "Wo object."  "Certainly," said the judg_. Then  turning to tho witness, Peter Williams,  ho said, "If that be your name, how  comes it that you aro here alive?"  Then Williams told the story that he  had been taught; that the sheriff, taking compassion on his youth aud near  grasp of fortune, believing in his solemn promise to reform and not looking  forward to any such complications as  had arisen, had consented to arraugo  the rope so that resuscitation might bo  possible.  The judgo listened with close atteu-  tionraud thenturning to"Winslow saidr  "Of course there was a monetary consideration in this, Mr. Sheriff?"  "Waal, nat'rel, your honor," said  Winslow iir a surprised tone of voice.  "So I supposed. Now, sir"���������to Lawyer Wolfe���������"I will hear the grounds of  your objection." .  "They are very simple," said that  old practitioner. "We object not only  because of the utter irrelevancy of tho  testimony, but becauso of tho utter immateriality of tho witness himself. Wo  aro quite willing to admit that during  the lifetime of this young man his iiainu  was Peter Williams, but, your honor,  Peter Williams is dead. Ho was hanged  by tho neck till dead in San Topaz on  tho 10th day of July of this your of our  Lord, 1S!).J, and you yourself, your  honor, Jnive admitted tho evidence that  proves it. The tostiuiony of this man  Winslow���������which ho will bo only too  willing to give���������that ho, a sworn officer of the law, did cheat tho law and  did actively participate in an evasion  of the law and mado a lying return,  cannot possibly havo tho faintest  weight in this court, It would bo tho  testimony of a self confessod perjurer  indulging in cumulative perjury. Wo  are even willing to admit that such a  plot was concocted and that it was carried .to "a successful issue, hut that does  not in tho very slightest degree affect  the legal fact of tho demiso-of tho late  Peter Williams as sworn to in every requisite formality. It,comes to just this,  your honor:.Physically Peter Williams  may be alive, but, legally.he is dead,  and legally, too, Matt-how Williams is  therefore the on ly heir."  "Humph!" said the judge, with a  faintly marked twist at the corner of  _'_mouth. " Your statement, Mr. Wolfe,  pnts a very curious aspect on affairs. I  will take the matter under advisement.''  And he has it under advisement yet.  ���������Thomas J. Viv'iu in Short Stories.  Kootenay Lake General - -   - Hospital Society.  Notice is hereby given that the Annual'Meeting ofthe subscribers and  donor's to the above society will be  held at, the office of AV. 'A. Jowett,  Victoria SI.. Nelson, on Tuesday,  ���������March 12th, 18fl5. at 2 p. in.  By order-,  W. A. Jowett,   "Thank F_.et-.ii-k,  Secretary.       <������        President.  BANK OF  BRITISH COLIIMBIJ  (IncorpoMttd by Royr.I Ch;trter, 1B62,)  CAPITAL <|������������M up), ������<MMMMM>    .    $������,9**,W  (With power to  ncrciise.  KK_KKT|.- FIIXW, * W������,tMM������     .    .     I.->������M,33-  _sr_3__.so3sr _3*R_*__src_=_:.  Corner of Maker aiuf Stanley streets  _3_*t___3src_a:__3s .  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  Unitkd 'Status���������Sun    Francisco.    I'ortland,  'L'aci ma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFK1CK: 110 Lombard street, LONDON.  Kngtund.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Hank of Commerce and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada an<  brandies; Imperial Bunk of Canada and  braiches; Molson's Bunk and branches;  Bank Nova Scotia  UNITED STATES-Agents Canadian Bank ot  . Commerce, New Yon* a  Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  ^AV1NGS  DEPARTMENT���������  Dkimisits received at $1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rute) at-per cent,  per annum.  GKANGK V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17, 1893. .Agent.  Bank of Montreal.  t'.fiTii. 4uii puiii *p>, nm.tnn.mn  kiot ������,wM>.mw  N  IsrOTZCE.  OTICE is liurcliy given that, at the next.  session of (lie Parliament of ('anada  application will be made on behalf ofthe Bed  Mountain ltnilwuy Company, a corporation  created by an Act of the Legislative Assembly  ofthe Province of British Columbia, for an Act  declaring the railway of Ihe said Company be a  work for the general nil vantage of Canada and  declaring the said Company to be a body corporate and politic under the legislative  authority of llie Parliament of Canada and to  have all the franchises, rights, power, privileges  and authorities conferred upon it by ils present  Act. of incorporation and giving to the said  Company the following adduioiinlpowors:  1st. To construct or acmiiro by purchase,  lease or otherwise any other line or lines of  telegraph connecting wiih the line along the  lineof said raliway, nnd to transmit messages  for,commercial purposes over the said or any  telegraph lines so acquired and to collect tolls  for so doing.  2nd. To construct or acquire by purchase,  lease or otherwise and lo maintain and operate  vessels, wharves and docks and to carry on tho  business of shipping and warehousemen generally, and  Mill. To construct the said railway as a narrow  gauge railway at the option of the Company.  4. To extend the lime for thc commencement  of construction of the said railway to the. 12th  day ol April, 1S!)7, nnd tho completion thereof  lo the l.th day of April. 18'W.  ���������  Dated the 3rd day of January, lS'.l."..  BODWELL & IKVINO,  (72) .Solicitors for the Applicants.-  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  Sir DOWALI) A. SMITH I-rcshloi.t  Hon. UEO. A. DRUMJIOND,...Vice President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: N- W. Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets-  Branches in London (England), New York ancl  Chicago and in t he principal cities in Canada  Buy and sell  Sterling Exchange  und Cable  Transfers.  Grant, commcrical and traveller's credits, avail  ��������� able iiiran.-part of-the-world;������������������=���������-���������.���������=   Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Hate of interest at present 3 per cent.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IS-IIKAM:!* iim<I ���������������������������  COM-HS-ION ..titKXT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON. B. C.  THE MINER "������������������'" De obtained from  the following agents :  Victobia, The Province PubM-diing Co.  Vanco-V*'!', The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver.  KAsr,o, Mr. K. B. Atkiui.  New Deny*-!', Messrs. Aruiit & Ra-lidall.  \tt*TjHOn, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley  and the  MINER PRINTING & PUB. 00., Ltd.  Spokane Falls ���������&  Northern R'y.  Nelson A- Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to Spokane, Wash.  Leave 7.00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday aud Friday at 7 a. m., returning leave Spokane Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p. m., and making close connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay Lake  points..  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, eonnectat Marcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aiid  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport with stage on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From VYTSfiv *'*rASL0 and all Kootenay  Points "''"'..  To the Pacific Coast and  tn   t_s  "Hr-st.  TK.4I.YS TO   AMI  FIMMI  XldSOX l������AUtf.  Direct Connection atKobson every  Siitiirilny   t'.vcii'iijt.  With Steamer for Wig-Wain Landing where  connection Ls made with Canadian Pacilic  East bound and Westbound through trains.  Tnrto-Gii Tickets Issui-p.  Haqgagk CnEci-i-1' to Uhsi'ixation,  No Customs Dipficultiks.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining palatial Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day  Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Kreo  Colonist Sleeping Curs. ,  For information as to rates, time, etc.,  apply to nearest agent, . .   4. ll-WIUnX, Agent, N~ki.soN?  Or to UMI. Met. IMtOM \,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouvkb.  <>  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  .STEAM  NAV.  CO.  (LIMITED)  Str. " Nelson's" Time Card:  In i>fl*r������:l .laiiuiir.v 1*1, I8..V  LEAVE NELSON:  Monday at _ p. 111.  "Tuesuav at J p. 111.  c \Vki������-|..si>ay at 5.10 p. 111.  Thuhsdav at _ p. rn.  .'hiiiay at. p. in.  Sat.ki>av at 5.40 p. m.  LEAVE KASLO:  Sunday at 8 a. 111.  TuKSDAvatli a.'m.  Wmi.vKmiAV at 8 a. rn.  Tif.itsiuY at S a. in. -   ���������  FitiiUY ut it a. 111.  Satui'Day nt 8 a. 111.  The rijjht is reserved to change this-schedule ���������  at any time without notice.  T. Allan*. J. W. Tkoui-,  Secretary. Manager.  To<  THE SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria-  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St.  Paul Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Moilcrn ICaiiiltmeiit. Kock-KiiUaslKondbeti  Attr-tr.livc lours via IMUiilli mill the (.rest  Ijik-.H in r.oiiiiccllnii ".villi exclusively  -;.      passenger boats nrXortliera S.S. ���������0.  Direct Connection via Xelsoii A Fort She_������  parti Knilwny, nt .Spokane; and VIA  V. A K. S. X. .. nt Itoimer's  Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete informs, -  tion call on <4,-.<-nf.s C. A K. S, Xuv. Co., 9i.  A F.S. K>*., or  ���������. <*. Ili.-nii. Gni. Asciif. Spokane. Wank.  F. I. Whitney, <;. 1*. A T. A., St. 1'asil Min.  F.T. Aliliolt, Trariing Freight A Pa__ea>.  ger Agent, Spokane, Mash. t'  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 9,  1895.  Olltc JHitter.  <������}  'THE MINER is printed .��������������� Saturdays and  will be mailed lo any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, per.  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at thc rate of is cents per nonpareil  line first insertion fandIo centsper line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months are 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 at  the shortest notice.  AOOR-SS  THI MIN1R PRINTING * PUBLISHINGCO  NELSON.    B.C.  HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL.  Spring is the season of hope. The  lengthening days, the growinj. warmth,  the bursting into life of all nature after  her winter sleep seem to stir fresh feelings, of energy iu the human breast and  man can look forward to the difficulties  and trials of life with more confidence  than he could during the dark and shortening days of winter.  To us in Nelson, wiuter has previously  been a .eason of isolation when all approaches to our mountain home were  absolutely cut off. Those who were here  had to stop here and no one thought of  visiting us until the warm sun had melted  the ramparts of snow aud barriers of ice  which our jailer, winter, had built about  us. The building of the N. & F. S. Railway has changed ail that, though we are  still cut off from the main line of the C.  r. R. to the north.  It is uot unnatural therefore that the  dwellers'in Nelson should look forward  to spritig as to a Beason of prosperity.  Three springs in succession have come  Bndgoue without briuging to the town  that prosperity which seemed to be warranted by tlie promise of its earlier years.  As spring after spring has come and gone  without the desired result, there are some  who have lost heart. Some there are who  say now that to talk about a brighter  outlook is like the cry ot wolf. That it  is simplyvsb mauy empty words and there  is nothing in it.  Spring is at hand. Those who left us  to wiuter iu the east, iu the south, or iu  Eugland are returning aud the time has  come again for hope." '" * "';' ^ "Jioug  ��������� hose who see uo reason for anticipating  !i..tter times, and we have reasons for our  o: in'o^.  Tiie cry throughout the world is "gold."  We have gold here. At Trail Creek it is  an accomplished fact, but we have it here  at Nelson too. We believe that Toad  Mountain, which overshadows Nelson,  will be a gold camp and that the wonders  and wealth of its Silver King will pale  beforo the glories of the ruddy metal.  Ou all sides of it, ou its summit and iu  the deep canyons that penetrate its fastnesses, gold is found every where. At Hall  Creek, ou its south eastern flank, there is  gold in abundance in the creek, though  -the-boulders-reuder-its-getting_a-inatter_  of difficulty, but iu the Fern and Eureka  claims a ledge of quartz is now being followed with a bond of $3.,000 on it.  Coming northwards we strike the Golden  King, a claim which this year is to receive attention from men who will decide  once for all whether there is anything in  it or not. Further north again the  Messrs. Neelands have struck a ledge  in their claim on the wagou road showing  ore wouderfullly like that extracted from  the famous Le Roi. Swinging round the  N. _***. spur of tbe mountain and following  it down the river we come to thel'oorman,  which has its little battery ready for  work and will repeat its last years programme of steadily turning out neat little  bricks of gold. The mine is practically  uuder new management and will be  worked more energetically than ever.  Between the Pooiman and Forty-nine  Creek there is'the Royal Cunadian and  its attendant group of claims, all ���������vith.  good showing, ho good that their owners  are asking perhaps a little toohigh a price  for them. It remains with them whether  they will, by moderating their demands,  have them opened up and thoroughly  prospected this year. From these claims  it is but a step to Forty-nine Creek with  its wonderful placer ground. Here. the  Nelson Hydraulic Co., aided by a genial  winter, has all in readiness to turn two  monitors on to the teeming bank of  recently discovered gravel, whence large  profits may be looked for. Below Forty-  nine Creek there is Bird Creek, ou which  little has been done as yet, and then  comes Rover Creek with all the great  quartz ledges of the Whitewater. These  are in the. hands of men who will not  hide them when people come about seeking gold. So much for the flanks of the  mountain. Ou the top we have the Starlight, Daylight and Marjorie claims, of  which the former is reported to have a  most excellent showing.  There is no doubt that the investor of  today wants gold. We think we have  shown that we have very good reason to  to hope that the prosperity which follows in his footsteps is coming our way_  in favor of the Liberal party. On all  sides we hear ot men of standing coming forward and the elections will be  anything but a walk over for tlie Conservative member's who huve hitherto  held the seats. There are more votes  being polled in conventions tI1-a.11 were  ever counted .-it the polls themselves  before. A Young Man's Liberal Club  has been started in Victoria, with Mr.  E. V. Bodwell ns President. To those  who know him there is no necessity to  say .anything about Mr. l_omvi.r._,, but  to those who do not we may say that  he is by many people looked upon as  the smart est all round man lit the Provincial Bar. When he Lukes hold of a  thing, it is not. for1 the empty honor of  seeing his name at the head of a paper.  He is a worker in every sense of the  word. We are not informed what tire  the limits of age to qualify a member  for the Young Men's Club. It. would  appear that one club would do for  both old and young men, and in fact  that Lhe young bloods would be all the  better' for rubbing shoulders with their  elders.  7 HE NEIV CABINET.  The re-arrangemeut of the Ministry  will probably give satisfaction to the  Province at large. Mic. TuiiNEit is a man  respected and liked by all, and we are  agreeably surprised to find that he is  patriotic enough to give his attention to  his couutry before his business. Not long  ago, he wished on account of the growing  pressure of his private affairs to give up  politics entirely. He is the head part  uer in oue of the largest firms iu Victoria,  the management of which falls entirely  on to his own shoulders. Mm. Eberts,  the new Attorney-General, is a general  favourite. He is the senior member of  an important firm of solicitors and barristers and it is to be- hoped that his  health, which lately has often compelled  his retirement from private business, will  improve so as to enable him to devote  his attention to affairs of state.  NOTES AND COMMENT,.  We congratulate our fellow townsman  Mr. "Monty" Davys 011 his appointment  to the managership of the Silver King.  As we pointed out a week or two ago,  the Silver King is the most celebrated  mine in this district and its fame is more  widespread than that of auy other, though  recently several other properties have  eclipsed it as mouey makers. In spite of  the almost fabulous wealth exposed to  li^ht in the Slocau' Star aud War Eagle,  the great mine ou top of Toad Mountain  will, if properly handled, probably be able  to holdup its head as the veritable, king  amongst a host of noble competitors. Mr.  Davys has the ball at his feet. No mining man ever had a greater opportunity.  If lie is successful he will be looked upon  as one of Ihe first mining men uf the  country aud there is no reason why he  should not be. To us iu Nelson, the appointment probably mean, the first outward sign of returning prosperity. Itis  most improbable that Mr. Davys is appointed to continue the same policy of  inactivity that has been so exasperating,  aud we may shortly look' for the construction ot the long talked of tramway and a  large output of ore.  We understand thatthe leisure which the  "three gentlemen of Kooteuay" have sus-  taiued duriug the past year with so much  dignity aud so manv toothpicks has been  rudely disturbed. The "boss" determined  to buck the Rossland Recorder ou its own  ground aud so the Travelling Bugle has  been hustled off to the Trail Creek camp,  there to grind out, like the Scotchman  joking, "wi' deeficulty" a weekly sheet.  Now it is perfectly obvious to auyone  that Rossland is not at present large  enough to support one paper, much less  two, and we may therefore expect to see  'poetic descriptions of the beauties and  riches of Rossland, with the public attention more especially drawn to certain  lots in which if we mistake -not the Great  Kicker has a special interest.  THE LIBERAL WA VE.  A feature of the day is the sudden  .growth of the feeling in this Province  It appear- that the recent French and  Belgian Edicts against the importation  of American meat both dead and alive  has very seriously affected Chicago. The  extent of this trade, now destroyed,-may  be gathered from the fact that "one firm  shipped duriug the last year over eighteen  millions of dollars -worth of meat to  France and at the time, the trade was cut  off, they were sending over 7U.0 live cattle per week and as many more "in cans."  In speaking of the business a well known  packer says ; "France has been taking a  great deal of lean cattle for soups" aud  wonders what will become of this class of  beast now. These cattle are specially  bred for the French trade arid are said to  be so thiu that they cannot get through  the customs without attracting attention.  It is to be hoped they will not try to ship  them in this direction. When they die itis  not necessary to skin them, they tan them  just as they are. There were several  standing1.)] a stock yard the other day  near-Fort Worth. -They were leaning  against each other to keep the wind from  blowing them over aud a man came along  passed a rope round them and shipped  them as "hides."  The Spanish colony of Cuba in the  West Indies, would iike very much to  throw off allegiance to the Mother couutry. The incident affords a striking instance of the difference between British  and Spanish methods of managing colonies. It has long been a recognised principle that Canada and Australia are free  to leave the Empire when they will aud  lo set up for themselves. And yet neither  has. the least desire to do so. Tho Colonial  inhabitants of the British Empire are the  freest in the world. Their connection  with the Mother. Country guarantees  at once their freedom and their security.  England has wisely left them to govern  themselves entirely. This is uot the case  with Cuba. Governed" from Spain, by  Spanish official-'and with a large portion  of their revenues directed iuto the Spanish Treasury, the colonists have had  nothiug but complaints to make agaiust  their Mother Country and hence this  anxiety to be rid of her.  tration which recently sat in Paris. It  seems almost impossible that the council  of a nation which boasts so much of its  honesty and other virtues and jumps bo  vigorously on the shortcomings of any  other nation'in the world could be guilty  of so mean and paltry a trick. They  know well enough that Great Britain  would not be so foolish as to go to war  over so trivial a matter ns half a million  dollars. It would be a crushing stroke  of diplomatic scorn if the British Government were quietly to recoup the unfortunate sealers out of its own pocket and  say no more about it. lt would clinch  the meanness of the net.  , Lord Rosebery says that the management of the Nicauragna canal ought to be  au international matter. This has aro used  our old friend the Monroe Doctrine. The  United States maintain tbut the laud  ought to be controlled by the nation  owning the coasts of both Atlantic and  Pacilic, meaning of course itsself. Mexico  appears to be ignored entirely. It would  seem to us that the great countries of  South America ought to have some sny  in the matter and don't we come iu somewhere? Canada owns the coast on both  oceans and the building ol the canal is as  much to her as it is to the States, proportionately. The mere fact of owning  ''coasts" in both oceans is insignificant.  Great Britain owus empires in- both  oceans and her ships' going through the  canal wil be ten toone of all other nations  combined. Truly she must have some  say in the matter, if not all of it.  KODAK  AGENTS.  A_M.e������r Warn Devriayeil.  fnato-rapliic _B_drl_H &������ppli������4.  FLEMING   BROTHERS  ������1 4^verMnie_t Street, Victoria.       98  The United States congress has by a  recent vote flatly refused to pay the sum  ot ������_25,000 which was awarded to British  Columbia sealers by the Board of Arbi-  canada's minerals.  Captain Robert C. Adams delivered tbe  second lecture of the Somerville course-,  at the hall of the Natural History Society,  Montreal, the subject beiug ''The useful  minerals of Canada."  The annual report of the, Geological  Survey of Cauada for 1892, the lecturer  stated, shows that the mineral production of Canada consists of seven metallic  substances���������nickel, gold, copper, silver,  iron, lead and platinum���������valued at $3,-  7._,76U, and twenty-four uon-metnllic  substances, of which the most valuable  are coal,' petroleum, asbestos, gypsum,  pyrites, salt and phosphates.  A glance at the values of the principal  mineral products in 1892: Heading tbe  list is coal, which has the greatest value,  87,184,510. The-output exclusive of colliery consumption, was 3,292,5-7 tons, of  which 823,733 tons were exported', leaving  for home consumption 2,468,814 tons.  There was imported of foreign coal: 1'itu-  miuous, 1,615,220tons; anthracite, 1,479,-  106 tous, and coal dust, 82,091 tons;  making a total of 3,176,417 tons," showing  that there was an excess of foreign coal  used in Canada amounting to 707,603  tous, ,n spite of the duty of sixty cents a  tou on bituminous coalj which amounted  to nearly a million dollars. This is due  to the fact that uo anthracite coal is produced in Canada, and there are no coal  mines iu Ontario or Quebec.  Next to coal in value is nickel, with tin  output of $_,399,956, according to one  estimate, but it was intimated .that.the  value of the matter as shipped from the  mines was only $581,318, owing to the ore  uot beiug wholly treated in Canada.  Third in rank comes petroleum, with an  output ot $982,489 ; $13,045 worth was exported, and ������475,732 worth was imported  from the United States, iu spite of the  high duty. Five thousand wells are producing 769,753 barrels a year,' or an'  average of less than half a barrel each a  day. ���������:  In Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and  British Columbia, Canada has gold in  quartz and alluvial deposits that should  make her the greatest gold producer of  the world. The proportions iu 1892 were:  British Columbia. $399,525; Nova Scotia,  $389,965; Northwest Territories, $98,006;  Quebec, $12,987; Ontario, $7,118, a total  of $907,601. The gold ores of. Outario  contain arsenic in such quantities that it  has been difficult to save the gold. When  a process is found that will more effectively separate the gold, a large output  may be expected. British Columbia  promises to be the great gold producer  iu the future.  Canada's copper deposits are numerous  and extensive. In 1892 the production  was-7;087-275-pound8Vavalneof $826,849."  Next iu value comes asbestos, of which  Canada has the only "productive mines in  America. Silver ranks seventh, with an  output of $269,489. This production is  small, but the discoveries lately made in  West Kootenay, British Columbia, warrant, the expectation that Canada will  eclipse the best record of the silver producing regions of the Uuited States,  should advancing prices warrant the production. Iter beds of iron ore are numerous and inexhaustible, and with the development of the conntry and the open-  iug of free markets in the United States,  there will come an era of immense activity.  Gyaum is in vast supply in Nova Scotia.  Pyrites abound for the manufacture of  sulphuric acid, and it has been said that  the nation that can produce sulphuric  acid the cheapest is destined to lead the  world. Phosphate exists in great quantity, aud though foreign markets will not  now pay euough to make mining profitable, there is certain to arise a demand  on this continent that will call for a vast  production of this article, which is of the  highest grade known iu the world. Mica  is very abundant and is now being largely  used.as au electrical insulator.  ��������� Some ot the reasons why Cauada does  not take higher rank as a a miuing country are, tho limited population-compared  with the great area; the small number  who have such au excess of wealth as to  care to engage in so speculative a venture  as mining; the duty of thirty-five per  cent ou mining machinery ; the absence  of railways to the Uuited States from the  mining districts of the west and the hostile  tariils of the United. States, which to a  great extent' deprive us" of the market.  The mineral industries of Canada can  only receive benefit from the removal of  trade restrictions and the promotion of  transportation facilities; aud - under, a  system of free interchange Canada will  become one of the" most productive  mineral countries in the world. Meantime if more of her enterprising citizens  would be willing to risk moderate sums  in developing the resources of the country, instead of engaging in stock gambling, they would bring more wealth to  their pockets, more prosperity *to the  country, and more iuterest to their lives-  NOTICE.  "���������VTOTICE is hereby given that Howland  J_> Stevenson, as agent for Andrew 1J. Hendryx, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favor of ������  mineral claim known an the "Arcade," situated  on North Beach and joining the east _ide line  of the ''Comfort" mineral claim, in the Hendryx  Camp, in tlie* Ainsworth -.lining Division of  West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants, if any. arc required to  file their objections with me within 60 days  from the date hereof. u  X. FITZSTUBBS,  Xelson, B. C Gold Commissioner.  Jan. 10th, 1805-      7312-1  A Sitting of tin; County Court of Kout-iin.}-  will be holdcn at Nelson mi. TlnU'sdny, 18th  da.- of April, A. 1). I8U3. Also a sitting of the  said Court will beholden at. the City of Kaslo  on Monday, 22nd day of April, A. D. IS!*'.  T. II. GIFPIN,  Nelson, 0. C. Registrar of the Court.  Feb. 2nd. 18515.      82  Interaational Commission Go  4k.il Miner HMII1II-.: Sel*<i_, It. V.  WEEKLY PRICES. F.O.B., COLVILLE  . Saturday, March 9th 1895.  Iluy. mixed, $6 to $6.50. Per ton  Hay. timothy, $7 to $7..*.      "  Outs. 80 cts .. Per cwt  Potatoe-. 45 cts      "'  Turnips, "a cts       "  Rutabaga, G5 cts       "  Cabbage, (1     Carrots, (Bets , -       "  Beets. 75 cts       "  Onions, $1       "  Chickens", $2.50.... Per doz  Hciih, |4       "  Ducks.*-       "  Turkeys, $13   Dressed Hogs, .J- cts Per lb  Dressed Beef 4 cts '���������     "  Five i-nr������ ������r In.**' year'* mixed tliuolhy  mm r������<l->*������p ���������my ������> ijW-JS per ion.  (52) JULIUS KHKLU'H, -ia-wAger.  MINERS  HOTELKEEPERSand  ALL OTHERS.  -V\7"TT*\r SEND your money out of the  TV XH- X country for provision, when  you can do as well in the province. Yo������ make  your money in British Columbia nnd it is your  DUTY toleavepnrtof it here rather than tosend  it away. We are well aware that. you. are cut  off from the count just now, but wo watityou  to study the following price list and to s_nd us  your orders as soon as communications with us  are open. Wc guarantee nil goods of the finest  quality and defy all competition.  I������-=II03B  LIST-  1'reiKht K.lt- to Selson  pcr 100 lbs.  BAKING POWDER.  Dr. Price's, 12 02. tins per doz fa tf)\  Dr. Price's, 21 tt> tin. each  140  Dr. Price's, 4 lb tin, each  2 00  Royal, 12 oz. tins, per doz 5 00  Cook's Choice,'21 lb tin, each     65  Cook's Choice, 5 lb tins, each 100  Diamond, 1 lb tin, per doz  3oO  Eagle (very good. quality! 1 lb tins  per doz  4 20.  CEREALS.      ,  Boiled oats, National Mills, SOlbsack 3 8"*i  25 sack  UO  Superior, 90 lb sack 3 7a  National Mills. 7 lb sack   *'> V 81.18  Oatmeal, 10 lb sack     4-" (  perlOOlbs  4 0������  Corn meal, 10 lb sacks     3"J  CHEESE.  Best Ontario (by thc drum) per lb.  X. W. T. cheese,  Llmbutyer, 2:  Swiss, per lb.  $1.70  ������-i-j-_,oj_,  lo (by thc drum) per lb.,   15j "1  ie������se, per lb i;U to ������>    ��������� ,.,  ,2lbeach  .    45 f ,-'5-*  lb       40.  Currants, per lb (C)....    Cocoa, Fry's lib package   Bulk, per lb   "     Van Houten _, i lb   lib   Coal oil (best American) per case..  Canned Peas, per doz   "  . Corn,    "      r.   "     Beans,  "         "     Tomatoes, per doz.  6    SI.70  $1.95  3 00  . U0\  . U0  . 115  . 125  2 75  "     Apricots (California) doz  "     Peaches and Pears  (Gait  fornia) doz  '���������t'iDJ  Corned-Beef, 2 lb tins-per doz.-...-.-=''- <J0���������  Boast Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz 2 <t0  Coffee. Turkish; 10 lb tins, per lb...    35  " "       2 lb tins, each ....    "5  "     Royal Java. 25 lb tins, per lb    20  Evaporated Apples, per lb     \i\  "     501bbo_     11  "        Apricots nnd Peaches.    121  " Apricots and Peaches, r  25 lbs or over     Ill  Sugar, Granulated, uer lb .-     U  Sugar, Yellow, per lb      it  Syrup, 5 gallon keif r 2 a5\  "     lKHlloutm         ������0}  "    Maple, 1 gallon  lnt)-*  Soap, Electric, 50 lb box ; 2 50  "     Yellow  200  "     French Castile 21 lb bar 50  Raisins, "Valencia., per lb      1  "     Sultanas, per lb     11  Bice, China, per mat '  1 y0  "    Japan, per suck  -' 40  . MISCELLANEOUS.  Pickles, lgal. keg     80  "      3giil.keg *. 225  Candles. U oz.. 20 lb box  2 50  T. & Ii. Tobacco, 3 plugs for     6ft  P. of W. chewing, per lb     5/  M'tcitroni and Vermicell, per box  Washing Soda, 100 lb. suck   Jams and Jellies, "lb pails   "       5 lb pails     SO \  Marmalade, 5 lb pall     '.'}  Salt, fine English, 50 lb suck. ���������.  Suit, coarse, 100 lb sack   Meats ut.regular market price  v8ft  1 25  0  "8fl  ���������1.70  1.52  ^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  1.2-'  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  Wc handle everything in the grocery and pro  vision line. If there is anything yon Want not  on this list write for quotation. Tkas from  10c. per lb.   Samples sent free on application. .  TKItMMt   -aKh with Order.  Heferonce���������Bank ok British Columbia.  THE MAMMOTH GROCERY  3. GINTZBURQER, PROP.  18 cpT^x59o:bkt- Vancouver.  N. B,--Where not otherwise specified prices  are tho same whether you buy the .-������uuokk.n  packauK or by thk t'OUM), by the dozen or by  a single piece. . . 81  ARMIT & RASHDA-LL,  Mining Brokers.  Conveyancing, Notaries Public  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of exist't-KMinin g location (���������  NEW DENVEE, B,-C  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods and Sells at-  the Lowest Price.  Just Received a Large Consignment of Imported and Domestic Cigars.   ���������  Special attention is directed to Good  Cooking Butter at 15c. and Condensed Milk  (October canning) 8 cans for $1.   -  ST^TiozrsriEiRrsr  ^J^mCTYr  &OODS  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the town and district witli  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  DCtn  Praught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per. Barrel.  ogneitg <:.t.v uk iwt u mi -.i-ics kikkhv.  HMl  UHimt*  PKIMU-TIY  .u u:\i>i:i>  TO.  R. RIESTERER, Prop.    ' 93  ���������J-WjMAiinj! Steam Stamp yp&  THE LATEST PRACTICAL MINING  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED   <l|ij;li<-sl i������aid at World's Fair .Ulciign.)  The mncliiiie consists of ii Two Stamp l-roapectiuK Mill, and is capable of niitriiitf  through Six Tons per cli_i_. The entire plant consists of Uoilcr. Steam Pump  and Copper.Ti'bles^ Weight, 2,800 pound-.. _LtJ_s Jyiilt iu sections which can be  taken apVrt and easily transported by pack" animals. These Mills" can be erected  and placed in running order at from .$2,000 to ������2,500, according to locality. Full  particulars from v  M.  S.  DAVYS, SOLE AGENT,  nSTELSOISr,   _3_   c.  Among all tbe mining machines and appliances shown at the AVorld's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable comment  than the TkemainJ" Steam Stamp Mij__ in the "Mining Building. It was a positive  novelty to the great majority of mining men. It commanded .attention by reason  of its simplicity and evident practibility. Experienced mining engineers were,  n.tonished to learn that, snch a machine had been in successful operation for over  two vears in the extreme north-western part of the United States."       "..        (9)  NOTICE.  J. H. BR0WNLEE  MINING BROKER.  Sfi  -VICTORIA, B. C.  ���������VTOTICK is hereby -,-iv.n tliut.,, thu uiii'.er-  JS moiitioned r^IK'<Mivi: miioiuil- wi I oo  ���������o-iil-w bounty forth. iimuI ot every -anther.  Swotf-_?*������'M������I In ,i-etlK-.l .ll-rrlc-L of j ho  Province o.i tlie certmente of ii .1 u������l ice of e  Peace lliiilsucli animal wax kill.il m n settle-  m.ril.and tlmuhe hem was produced to and  destroyed bv him. namely :���������  Foi- eaclMiantlier, seven dollar*  and  lifty  cents (ST..50). .i���������ii.,-. i������o nm  For each wolf, two dollar.-, (Si-"?)-  For each coyol e. one oollar (*l.o-J).  By Command.  JAMES KAKKIl.  Provincial -Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Ollice.  /")(���������) __nd Axigust, lSol.  Cich'sCorner  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  _-VH01.KS.ll-E -'"���������"'���������' KETAIL���������  -TOBACCONISTS  ARCHER MARTIN,  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  s. 4'<������vi:kvhi--\t N.Kt't-T.  ! over Bank of Montreal.  j        vicToaiA, n. c:     Canada.  isrM'l.l,   ATTK\TIOK   TO   Ml*ISC    lit*'.  = ; : 87  ''.     NOTICE. .  "VTOTICK is hereby given that thirty days  -L-"!    after this date I intend to apply tothe  stipendiary MiiKistrate  for a license to sell"  wines and  liquors by retail nt my hotel  at  Kossland.  GUS. -WASSHOLM.  February lGth. 1S!>5.  8.  -Mill-lWll<-<l  ISC..  ������l  HENRY SHORT & SON,  GUNMAKERS  Anil Iiii-Hirlcr* <>!* ������'uns, ltlfl.<*, .luimai-l.  linn iirall Kinds.   KWhlnK Turkic  In tirc.tt Variety.  -I.' IHII ������'1,.IS STKKKT.  Agents  for th������ celebrated L.  & CO.  . ��������� (Loewe >. Co.) *"������������������ B- B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes.  .  VKTOKIt. K. IT.  himm:  A large stock of "OWN MAKI." Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and nil smokers  requisites kept od hand.  COIV-UV   ORDESSBVIMIST IKOMI-TIV  ,',     ATT6M������l-'������   IO.  THE   TRADE  SUPPLIED.  1'     *>     C. CAMI'BKM. JOHN'STON  i of K������-.insea, India, and the United Stater,  i  METATXCKGIST. ASSAYER.  i AND MINING KNBINKKK  , Properties reported on. All aw-iys undertake*  Furnaces and concentrating plants planned,  and erected. Treatment for ores_-"*<!���������*��������� Ore*  bought and sold.   Box 10, Vancouver. B.C. THE MINER, NELSON,  B. C, SATURDAY, MARCH 9, [89:  I  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.  (SH)  3Sr_EDLSO_fcT,  _B.   O.  I'aiiadaN  I'misco.  Hon. G. "W. lloss, "Minister of I'ducu-  fcion for Ontario, speaking to the toast  of Canada, at the recent Pies_ dinner  at Toronto, said:  Territorially, Canada is nearly equnl  in extent to the continent of lOurope,  and contains over one-third of the area  of the British Empire, or- -J'"(),78_  square miles more than the area ol  the United States leaving out Alaska.  We could find room within its border.1  t'oi'England, Ireland and Scoot land (unusually it is advisable to give Ti-ishrnci  and Scotchmen plenty of room), France  and Germany, Portugal and Spain,  Scandinavia and Denmark, Belgium,  Holland, Italy und Turkey, and still  leave many thousand acres to farm  out to Czar Nicholas ll[ and his Siberian exiles. Were its lands divided  per capita among its inhabitants every  man, woman and child would be tbe  proud possessor in fee simple of about.  400 acres of real estate. Ontario alone  is almost equal to France or Germany  in geographical extent, and about one  una a halt times as huge as Great  Britain and Ireland. Ontario is ten  times as large as Nova Scotia, about  eight times as large as New Brunswick, and,one hundred times as large  as Prince Edward Island. On comparing ourselves with our neighbors t.o  the south, Ontario is larger by 10,000  square mile, than the North Atlantic  states, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island,  Connecticut, New York and Ponnsyl-  vania. Even our inland lakes aie  greater than many of.the kingdoms  over which European monarch, rule,  ' and when we consider the majestic  sweep of such rivers as the St. Lawrence on our southern boundaries, with  its connections, 2,.8-t miles long; or  the Saskatchewan that ploughs- our  prairies midway a distance of 1,712  miles, or the Mackenzie, dropping into  the Arctic ocean anil How ing a distance  of 2,400 miles through Canadian loi'i-i-  tory, a slight idea may be formed of  the vastness of our- Dominion. We  " have mountains grander' than Alps or  Appenines���������mountains that can look  down from their' serene heights upon  the snows of Mount Blanc.    We have  "forests which the avaricious eye of the  lumberman has not, yet seen, and which  no report er has yet described; arid we  have mineral .resources (lie value of  which no assay is t has yet been able to  determine. Our agricultural wealth is  only limited   by  the demands of hu-  "manity for the stall of life,  and our  - "harvests of the deep," as McGee  called them, by the courage and industry of our' fishermen. So generous  has our great patroness, Nature, been  that there is little or nothing which  the human heart, could desire t hat she  has not bestowed upon us. It, remains  for us to show lhat we are worthy of  her bounty.  But, it may be. said, although Canada possesses half a continent of her  own, though she has the most ample  facilities for the transportation of her  commerce by land and by water.  though she has banking capital fully  a'dequate- foi'__all~lm"-iiHV,5*r'"plTrj"Mis--r  though she has latent.resoTirces which  the necessities of centuries to come a re  not, likely to exhaust, yet her future is-  a'matter of the'greatest doubt, and uncertainty. ,1 repudiate this ihuciro'ti.  suggestion. I, for one. have no Fear as  to the future of Canada, and [ shall  tell you why. Canadians represent';!  generous admixture of the most, progressive and energetic races on the  globe. For instance, about,, thirty per  " cent., or'l,_U0,O-O of our population, are  of French.origin, whose frugality, industry and morality have been-accredited by the experience of over  three centuries: sixty per cent., or  about 2,800,000, are of good-old British  stock, of whom about 1,000.000 are of  - Irish descent, 0-0,000 of English descent, 750,000 of Scotch dcscenl. and  JO.OOO Welsh. We have, in addition,  -300,000, or about seven per cent.., of a  German population, The remaining  three per cent., for my aiguiiioii.l, need  not be considered.  Hut you will say this variely of race  is our weakness; - If wc' arc to succeed  we must be homogeneous. I answer  not so do I. read in' history. Where  among all the nations of l.urope will  you find .a greater' -variety of racial  types than you will find*" in Great  Britain;-���������so great that very few of us  can tell whether the Saxon, the-Norman, the Danish or the Celtic strain  predominates  in bis   own case.    And  - yet who will dare question the virility  of the British race or _ their title to  sovereignty of the. world? On this  continent, too. the most powerful  nation is also the most varied racially,  but in "spite of it all the dominant force  of the American Republic is the good  old British stock, the same stock that  fought the battles of the revolut ion and  laid the foundations of the republica  little more than a century ago.  J npiter makes bis eastern quadrature with'  the sun on'the 17th. He will then be on  the meridian about 0 p. m. He is journeying toward the Twin constellation, where  he will make a prolonged visit during  the summer.  Saturn is a visitor in the eastern skies  late in the evening, rising at l(),:-J2 p. m.  oil the 1st, 9.'}_ p. m. on tho loth, and at  'u p. in, on the 31st.   He will rise about  south   of   east  during  the  ���������S.'_  10   degreei  month.  The lending astronomical event of the  liuutli is the total lunar-eclipse on the  L0r,_.  The moon will  theu.be about22_,000  niles from the earth. The shadow cast  -)v our planet is about 5,800 miles in  thickness at the moons distance on the  10th. At the middle of the eclipse the  moon's center will approach to within  about 500 miles of the center of the  shadow. The eclipse will be total, on a  grand scale, the magnitude being' 1.(12.  The moon enters the shadow at 5 h 54 ni,  and leaves it at!) h 25 m,' Pacific staud-  Hrdjimo.' The local time for Seattle will  be 5 h -1-1 m for the beginning and II h 15 m  for tlie enditg. As the moon rises at 5 b  47 in at Seattle on the evening of the 10th  Hie eclipse will be just beginning at  moonrise.. The local time for the beginning and ending for places east of the  Pacific meridian will be later than the  Pacific standard time: Spokane, 10in 20s  later, and Wall  Walla 6 in 24 s 1;  Orriu E. Marmon in Seattle V. I.  ler.  A MAKVEL OF   LONDON.  NOTICE.  "VI"-]*, Duncan McArthur & Co., having pur-  M cliii.scd tho stock and book debts or' lhe  Into linn of James McDonald & Co., do heiobj  luichorii-o .Inme.-i McDonald to collect mi id dobi's  and to assist lo transact all business connected  with the linn in our name.  Ill D. MCARTHUK.  Application for IJiiiuiur l.lcensr.  "���������fcTOTICE is here-)' given that the undcr-  _L> signed will, at the expiration of thirty  days, apply to thc Stipendiary Magistrate of  West Kootenay District for a license to sell  liquor at retail at his hotel, the Belmont, in the  town of Rossland. HARRY JONES.  Rossland, li. C.  March tith, 18U5. SB  XOTIt'K.  NOTICE is hereby given Unit thirty (lavs'  afterdate I, the undersigned, intend to  apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate to sell  wines and liquor, by retail at my hotel to be  called The London Hoy, situate on thc road  from Rossland to Northport.  HERMAN L. A. KELLER.  Rossliincl. li. C.  March ilth, 109;*i. ,  The Admirable Mani:crln Which Its Street'  Traffic Is Handled.  It has long been a marvel that, although foreigners sojourning in London  havo accustomed themselves to praise  tho skill witli which the street traffic of  this world city is handled; yet none of  them has carried the lesson home and  put it into practice iu his own town.  There is no secret in the matter. The  information can be had for tho asking,  and they that dw.ell in towns will bo  tho gainers by it. Well, then, how did  it como about?  Go to Hydo park comer any day in  the season and watch tho streams of  traffic as they flow in and out of the  open space around tho Wellington statue  ���������thousands of cabs, omnibuses, drays,  private carriages, hand barrows, dogcarts, bicycles���������every sort of thing that  can go ou wheels. Chaos would como  again if it were not for a policeman  here, another there and one at tho opposite corner.  Hamilton place, 'at tho bottom of Park  lane, pours u stroug current into Piccadilly. Two policemen got you through  it without so much as a snec_e,'.'������ wink  or a loss of breath! Without the two  policemen tliero would be no getting  through. Ono of them controls tho traffic  ontering Hamilton place; tho other controls tho traffic leaving it. A motion of  tho hand stops tho stream in Piccadilly  and lets the stream from Hamilton place  flow in, or yi.o.versa. No matter who  you aro, or what yon'aro driving iu, or  in how groat a hurry 3*ou may be���������cab-  ,inan_. or_.coste_nionge_'-dul*_-<l_iving--a  four-in-hand, coachman of a prince,  with his royal highness impatiently  waiting in his red lined carriage���������you  must stop when the policeman's hand is  raised, and you may not go on again until it is lowered.  Break tho rulo, and you shall see  what happens���������a summons to tho polico  court aud a fine, whether you aro coster,  cabman, cluko or his high mightiness  himself. Is this autocracy or democracy?  Call it what you choose, it is good management. Without it London would be  impossible, becauso it would bo impass-  ablo.  Thoro is no "slanging," no ','sassing  back," uo picturesque objurgation of  any sort. If you make a disturbance, so  much tho worse for you, not for your  .bones, or for your flesh, but for your  convenienco and your-pocketboolr, and  perad venture your reputation asapeaco-  ablo subject." Tho policeman does not  nourish a "billy." Ho does not carry  one. Ho do;..-- not abuso you or lay hands  upon you.. IIo is imperturbable, and he  produces a notebook' and takes down  your name nnd address*, wishes you good  morning, and the next day you aro summoned to tho poJico court. There is no  shilly shally. .Tlio wholo thing is done  ,on the principle of paying the piper if  -~.��������� ������������������_-._:_ _.. /!__ice-���������Boston Herald.   '  MKItlCAl,.  T^    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN, -Ere.  COHOXKU KOIt YVKST KOOTKNAY,  Oflice over Nelson Drug Store,  West Raker street,  Nelson, B.C.  Calls -t oflice proin.tly attended today and  night.  I Ik- llcnvoiik in .II-iitIi.   ���������  Venus is now about 143,000,000 miles  from us. She will lessen her distance  from us duriug the month by 1:3,000,000  miles. _Oa the 1st she is iu the celestial  equator aud will then set due west. Shu  will move north rapidly during the month,  and on the last of the mouth will set 22  degrees north of west. She sets at 7.34  p. m. on the 1st, 8.12 p. in. ou the 15th,  and at 8.57 p. m. ou the 31st.  Mars is running a brilliant career in  the northern heavens. On the.iSth he  will be _n the constellation Taurus, a  little north of the bright Aldebaran. On  the 3rd he will be in conjunction with the  moon. He sets at 12.51 p. m. on the 1st,  12.39 p. m. on the loth, and 12.23 p. rn. on  the Slat  '-'i.<'   Iiisiiraiicc   lNilirj-   ._<���������{,    1S!M."   As  ..u-cntli-d  l>y   I hi-  "Fire   liisuiaiicc  INiIIoy Allii'lKliiicul Ad, IX!).-,."  i "V OTICE is hereby given that His Honour  j -*-* the LicutftnanW.overnur in Cuuncil has  I further postponed the commencement of "An  [ Act to S.CU1-. Uniform Conditions in Policies of  j i'irc Insurance," from tlie l.-t day of April, 1S94,  ��������� until the 1st day of July, ISM.  ! ������ JAMES HAKKU,  I     t      , Provincial Secretary.  I Provincial Secretary's Office,  28th February, IS*". iir;.  No. of Plaint I'OT/DI.  IN THE COUNTY COURT OE KOOTENAY  11 OLDEN AT NELSON.  To  William H. Bi-aiidon of the town of New  Denver in the District of AVest Kootenay, Kree-  Miner of Hritisli Columbia, and Michael P.  Attains of the town of Perth in the Province of  Ontario, Free-Miner of British Columbia, 'and  Robert O. Adams of tbe City of Montreal in  thc Province of Quebec, Free-Miner of Hritisli  Columbia;���������  TAKE NOTICE that a plaint has been entered and ii summons issued against you in the  above County Court by Moses Ediams, Peter  McPbce, and Thomas J. Rondley, all of Kaslo  City in the District of West Kootenay, H. C,  Tree-Minor:,.and James H. Williams'of the  City of Spokane in the State of Washington,  Eree-Miner of Hritisli Columbia, and William  11. Cain of the'.town of Grangeville in (he  .Suite of Idaho, Free-Miner of Hritisli Columbia,  for thc 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 nnd conversion committed by you.  (cl An Injunction reslraining yon from  committing any further trespass on tho mineral claim "Miinhaltun." '-1 ���������  (cl) Such further and other relief as the  nature of the case may require and to .the  Court, scorn just. c  And an order has been duly miule by lhe  Honorable William Ward Spinks that thc  publication of a notice of the entry of such  plaint, in "The Miner" a weekly newspaper  published at Nelson, H. C. for a period of Four  Consecutive weeks: and tho posting of such  not ice in lhe Court House at Nelson aforesaid,  ai-.d the mailing by Registered Letters in En  veiopes duly sealed and the postage thereon  prepaid in Her Majesty's Post Ollice in the  City of Kaslo, R C. of copies of the Summons,  and statement of claim herein to each'of you,  and addressed lo you tlio said William' H.  Hrandon at Guelph in tho Province of Ontario  and to you thesaid Michael P. Adams at Perth  in the Province of Ontario, and to you the said  Robert C. Adams al 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, virtue and ell'ect  as if personal service bad been eU'ectpd:  Thu summon, will bo heard at Nelson, B.C.  on the lfllh day of April, at ten o'clock in the  forenoon, on which day you are required lo  appear, and if you do not'appcar cither in person or by your .olicitor at the time and place  above mentioned, such order will he made and  proceedings taken as tho Judge may think just  and right.  . Dated this 12th day of February, A. D. 1805.  T. H. GIFFIN,  CHARLES W. McANN, Registrar.  '   Plain! ills' Solicitor. &">  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay.  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  SHERIFFS SALE.  NOTICE OF  SALE   BY   SHERIFF  "\TOTICE IS HEREBY GrV.'NT,  in  -������-\..accordance with the Statutes,  ih.it Provincial Revenue Tux and all  taxes levied under tho "Assessment  Act," are now due for the year 1805. All  of tbe above named taxes, collectible  wiihin the Soul hern Division of the  District, of West Kooteuay, are now  payable at-my oflice.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at Ihe  following rates, viz:���������  11 paid on or before June 30th, 1805���������"  One-half of ono per cent, on real property.  Two per cent, on the assessed value  of wild land.  One-third of one per cent,  on  personal property.  One-half of one per cent, on  income.  If paid after June 30th, 1S05���������  ;: 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 perfonal  property.  Three-fourths of ono per. cent, on  income.  Provincial revenue lax, $3 for every  male person over IS years.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 2tith, 1S05.  SPECIAL  OFFER.  We have made arrangements with  "THE COSMOPOLITAN"  The most popular of all the American Magazines, by which we are able to offer it  together with THE MINER for  $3.00  ���������#  Bank of British dotal..  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS.  From 1st January and (ill further  notice the rate of interest allowed on  Savings Bank' deposits by this Bank  will be three per cent. (8%) per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager,  Bank oe British Columi-IA,  Nelson, 2Stb November, 1891.-  57  NOTICE.  N" OTICE islicrcby given that Kdmond Ilancy  has liled tlie necessary papers nnd made  i|i|ilii'iition for a Crown (-Irani In favor of tlie  -iincrul Claim "Nickel I'lnlis" situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenav.  Adverse cliiiiiiants, if any, must lilc their ob-  'oeiioiis-'vitliiiio-witliiirOOdays-lY.m-lli.ilalc of-  rliisnublieationin the I'.itlsli(.oliimbiii Uiizottc.  X. '���������TI'Z.STURU.-.  Dated, Nelson, H. C. Gov't Agent.  21st January. 1S!������.        ���������    7;') 2(1-1     "  ifejr _^D_\r_N-Tjr_rv_:.  This offer is open to all new subscribers and  also to our old supporters on the renewal of their  subscriptions. JV.  SPECIAL FOB  30 DATS  SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00. -  SUITS, FAROlT^OgSTJEg, $35.00 UP.  TROUSERS FROMla50llP. - - -   ~-  A LINE OF ENGggHWgpcOKD; $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVEROOATSIn  IN THE  SUi-HEMTC COURT OF  BHITISH  COUJMHIA.  HBTW'-I'N  Tui- Hank ot- Him'isu Coi.u.miua, I'laintiil's,  And * "   "-      *  Tiik Ejjkdoik Li*k Mining Company- (Eor-  oii_;ii) Defendants.    . ".-,..  IXOIHOIHENCE to a writ of Fieri Facias  issued out of the above Court tunic directed  in the above suit, for thc sum of $:t,tl_.U. Ilebt  and Costs together with interest on'the same,  hesidc.s Sherill's fees, poiuidiiKC "'"I other expenses of this execution, I have seized and will  oiler for sale by Public Auction at Court House.  Xelsun, on Tuesday, Dili day of April, ISSlfvit. 1.  o'clock noon. All tho rigid, title and interest of  the above defendants in the lands described below, or sullicient thereof to satisfy the jmii;  incut debt nnd cost in this aciiou.  ilGo.-B.CLLa.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  V-_V*_*-TCO"UV"*E-"E_-   23-   C.  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  ������o>i  u  ,rz    _  r** Z������" ���������"2  "���������J  O  ���������  ....".            ���������J.  Ho  5  ,*-*5 r  c  c/,  ^H*r" Sl*ct  o  z: z>.  ?_  -So  . ������M  SJ_H  ���������r.  ���������������������������  '1 ������  ^ O > t������  ^    '.  ,_^  _y  "   Cl -  -  M    ^  _3  i--****  ,���������-;  -TO  ������- ���������������  o  *t_ o  = c o  ���������"��������� C  o  .2  ^ u ���������  :*-  u^O  -'O  -S c  ' Si's  ���������  - c  -_9  -J zt  ���������^  -Z'ti  'i.  _��������� -J  ,  fc-������  -] c=  "*  ���������    t_  Terms of sale cash. S. HEDGRAVE,  Sheriff of Kootenay.  Dated 2lst February, 1.U5.  VAN'COUVERTOXAXALMO,  leaves C. 1'. K. Wharf daily (i-imdays excepted)  at 1:1;') p.m. Cn!���������(���������.' at. Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. m.  NANAIMO TO VAXCOUV EK._S.S"."Ciiteli'"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at.".: a.in.  I unroll vi'���������' mill \inl lliill Si'l licilll'liK.  S.S, Comox leaves i". ri���������s. Wliiu-i" every Mon-  riiiyatlla.ii!., for l-ovt Neville, callint,- nt all  way ports, returning Wednesday, and on  Tliui'niliiy al 11 a.in. for all points as far as  Slio.il Hay, retuniiiiK Saturday, Cai'Ko at Company's Wharf until .a.m.  MOI'lt. Vil.1,1-   I l-KICV.  Leave Moody villi**"-?, i). 11:... a. in., 2:30, 1:30  p.m. 0  Leave Vancouver���������8, lO-l.'i a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  itSTStenmers and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s AVharf.  w. r. Torrix������, -IUU.-IS-I.  Telephone D4. -I\ O. Box 771.  s.&"c.uci.jj-General Founders, -Engineers,  Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers   of All   Classes of. Machinery.     Sawmill "and'  Specialty.  Marine Worl  SUI.K   MAMll-UCTIIttKK-   OK   THE  _^-*__TO-_>-���������  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE   NEW",   FAST���������   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"-  Land Regi-Tky Office, v* ' ,    ,m,���������nri>Tin i      -,  8th day of February. 1.95, ii o'clocka.m.! Can be CHARIEKED by day or week  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  J hereby certify that no charge appears registered against Lot 175. Group 1,  Kootenay Hi_-  trict   known  a������ "The.Freddie Lee" mineral  claim, whereof the  Freddie Lee Mining Coin- '  puny (foreign) are the registered owners.  AND THAT THE FOLLOWING is the only ,  judgment appearing registered against the real -  c-tate of tl_3 Freddie Lee Mitring Company '  (Foreign). " l  10th OCTOIJEH. 1893. Judgment of the Sti-J  preine Court of Hritisli Columbia obtained on'1,  th loth October, lMH, by the Hank of Hritisli '  Coiumbiaiigaiiistthe Freddie Lee Mining Com-'  party (Foreign) for the sunt of _3,0St).4_ debt and  Sii.iO costs, making together to sum ot e3lOS..*a. |  Registered the 10th October, 1803, at 4 p. ni.  No. 141.  [si-Al-l S. Y. WOOTTOX, !  Hep. Registrar-General.     !  L1XDLEY CREASE, Esq., V. L. i  Citv.  S. REDGRAVE,  ���������   Sheriff of Kootenay.  on reasonable terms. Oi tiers sent  trough *the pursers of tbe steamboats  Nelson or Ainswortb, with whom nr-  ranjfemeufs canb_ miidp, or by mail or  teJesiapli to C "\V. Busk, Balfour, will  receive ])romi)t attention. (!!!)  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fitting-  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPUMPS FOE MINES  - Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VAN00UVEE, B, 0.  i  D.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. SecretarrrTfeasurer. Manager  P. O. box 69.  Telephone  IS  More CUEE6  have been effected by my  Trusses, wits  perfect ease to wearer, than hy all other  il.vifr'.-oiii-iii'-il. Theyietainlargest  KuptUk-e under severest strain. A system of fittinphas been perfected the  last 25 years, fully equal to personal  examination l������y mail.   27 vatents  _?i������bvo*S_?r_I DEFORM ITYj  CHARLES CLITIIE,  184 King- S(.W..Tojr������JUO.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON*, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loan-negotiated on Nelson property.   Collection, made.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Gonusis-ioQ.


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