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 ������*,  -_-���������������.:__;* *wws_.;  r..%U������Si*.'-~  ���������'*<���������'  The Mines in  Kootenay are Annuls  the Kicliest in  America.  Y,>������-'C?-."-'!i'i  ^'ffek  THE  IN E R  ^*>V'^.  //^ -   '      ���������   ���������   Mi  //  .**.   //  irrn '  1- l.. v,  _.  ^TOBIA* bJI^  --���������--_._-   T.'e Ores are  -:r_.-t'-"-.'e in  ._ol<l,  aiiver, C >>.������jier,  ::i. l ;._;_.!.  Whole Number'234.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  February 9,   [895.  Price Five Cents  THE WEEK'S MINING NEWS.  PRICES  OF  METALS.  I'Fcb. Ith 5th (ii.h 7lh 9th  JSu.V]_k    fiO' 60 5!)���������   .       59' 59'i  (lead    _.i__     3.12.      :u__      :..._.���������      ���������  I Owing to a typographical error our quotation  1 last week for silver on the 1st inst rend 57 _. It  I should have beeu 591.  Feb.  '.Feb.  , Feb.  ORE  SMSP-V.ENTS.  TONS'  I), Payne to Tacoma    -AC  H, Surprise lo i'v.r.l,!    'IO  ", Blue Bird to Smeller, Montana      15.  "iii.  The Columbiii and Kootenay Steam Navigation  ' Co.. to whom wc are hidobiuil for tlie very full  ireturiiK of ore shipments which wo present to our  [readers every week, have received no advices  fifrom their .steamerson the Columbia River, either  from Nakusp or Waneta, since last week.  Total shipments to date from June, 1894:  I' Nelson      Trail Creek (gold ore)   Ainsworth   Slocan via Kaslo ���������.   . Slocan via Nakusp   f Ex. Blue Bell   TONS.  07.  2,93a  172.  680  2,797.  500  ,751  MINING TRANSFERS.  N._W  J_l__*V..It.  Jan! 25,���������Lydia,���������It. G. Henderson to 15. Shannon, >} interest, ������100.  Jan. 25,���������Keswick,���������S. J.Henderson to C. Hon-  > derson, mortgage for ������500, all.  Jan. 28,���������Freddie,���������J. A. Turner to J. Al. Love,  i interest, SI.  Jan. 28,���������Iron Mountain,���������C. "VV. Aylwin to lt.  f McTaggart, :1 interest. $1.  Jan. 30,���������St. John,���������Receipt for charge against  Mnll.rby's interest.  Jan. 30,���������Mineral -J, Eureka 1-16, Richmond &,  Roulette i, Lucky Move i,1 Rebound J, Mountain  Lily I,���������J. C. Orey to Annie Wilson, ������100.  F'el.. 1,���������Early Bird,���������A. Allen to It. Malde, '  ��������� interest, ���������?_.  SEW DENVER.  A valuable strike lms been made on the  Currie. a claim on the Galena Farm below  .Four Mile A shaft was sunk for 30 feet,  from the bottom of which a short tunnel  ���������was,driven. The mineral, however, was  found in a side cut, heading for the shaft.  The ledge is said to be several feet m width.  Tlie owners of the Alpha are to be congratulated on having again struck their  valuable ledge.. It came to. an. end some  little time ago and was not found again so  quickly as was expected. But it has now  turned up again and is as good as ever.  'The   Goodenough   will   probably   stop  work shortly.  AINSWORTH.  Mr. W. W. "Warner, superintendent of the  Sunshine Mining Co. of Dnluth, Minn.-,  has arrived at Ainsworth: He will commence work at once on the company's  two claims, the Sunshine and Free Silver.  NAKUSP.  The frost has at last got hold of the bay  and it is difficult for steamers to approach  the wharf.   The s.s. Kootenay is frozen in  up the river and will probably stay there  "tiirspriilgrr*"-" "     "'      -���������^ -  It is rumoured that $2,000,000 has been  subscribed in Montreal towards building a  smelter here and that the scheme i* backed  by the C. P. R.  HIREE FOURS.  .. Not content with having stolen the name  of one celebrated mining centre from the  United States for a town let on the Slocan  Lake, the proprietors of the new concentrator exhibit their poverty of invention to  the world by calling the site after their  native town Duluth with the quite unnecessary prefix !New stuck on to it. Why  not, Newer and then that gives another  |iDnluth man the opportunity of coming in  with Newest, for some other place. However, the name does i.ot liiiiller, the important fact is that the concentrator has  Htarted. The bins are full of Idaho ore, 60  tons a day having been hauled down from  the mine.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The Kootenay Hotel and its contents are  advertised for sale.  * The Colville Reservation is to be surveyed this spring at as early a date as  possible. .  The Nelson Saw Mill Co. will take its  portable saw mill down to Rossland on  Tuesday next.  Brown Brothers Company, nurserymen,  of Portland, Oregon, advertise in another  eolumn for a canvasser.    "   - |j  We are able to state that there is some  solid foundation for the"' rumour that the  Kaslo-Slocau Railway will be commenced  shortly.  The date of the' sitting of the County  Court is announced in another column. It  will be seen that the court is. also to have a  sitting at Kaslo.  Mr. R. J. Bealey has succeeded, Mr. W.  M. Newton as agent'for'the Townsite of  Rossland. As we understand that this  change is likely tc lead to legal proceedings  we refrain from making any further remarks upon it at present.  The Comique at Kaslo is to be re-opened  ou Monday next and Manager Holland  promises many attractions. We understand that the new aldermen have _i special  box reseived for their use and their comfort  aud entertainment will no doubt be carefully attended to.  Tlie Dominion Government intends to  erect at once a light at Pilot Bay, which  will no doubt be of service to masters mn Icing Hint port at t.uht. There are probably  also other points on the lake, such as the  outlet where the public s ifefcy would be en  ha need by the placing of a light.  C. VanNess .came back from Rossland on  Wednesday aud was off again mi Friday  morning. J Fe and Jimmy Walker have  twenty men at work on their new building  and the busy hammer can be heard, night  and day. It will probably be ready for the  reception of visitors iu about a week.  We received yesterday morning a somewhat lengthy letter from the Reverend D..  Campbell, the Presbyterian missionary,  taking exception to our remarks on the  Sunday Observance Bill. 'We regret that  the space at our command this week com-  ptis us to hold this letter over.  On the evening of Thursday, February  14th, (Valentine day) the ladies of the  Methodist Church purpose holding an  oyster supper in Hume's Hall. The oysters  (which tlie ladies guarantee will be fresh  and the best obtainable) will be served in  any style that may be ordered. Supper will  be served from 6 o'clock until 9.   Cost 50c.  The Pall Mall Gazette says that the recent  fall in the price of Canadian Pacific stock  is due to the sale of large blocks iu consequence ofthe proposal to float twenty millions worth of bonds with which to build  a new line parallel to the C. P. R. This is  probably the British Pacific.  Tie trotting may be described as the one  method adopted by broken down stiffs for  leaving the country. Yet some foreign  journals seem to think it a feat to be,proud  of. That smart little paper the Sydney  Bulletin has sent its correspondent, Mr. S.  Wilson, across the C. P. R. Iu the Kootenay Mail hegushes about his trip generally.  Capt. Gore of the s.s. Lytton is taking a  well earned holiday in Pprtlaud and Capt.  Nesbit of the Illecillewpet is taking his  place, the smaller vessel beiucat present tied  tied up. Owing the remarkably small snowfall this season, the road from the mines to  Trail Landing has given' out and very little  ore is coming down, quite insufficient to  keep both steamers going.       =  Dr. Keller, a new arrival from England,  left, with Dr. Arthur for Rossland yesterday. We believe that a partnership will  be entered iuto between the two medicos.  Without any disparagement to Dr. Arthur,  we think thai Rossland will be fortunate in  securing the services of Dr. Keller, who is  you'ug, energetic and fresh from the best  medical schools of England.  The proprietors of a well known patent  medicine have issued the Canadian Almanac this year as an advertisement of their  wares. In seudiug us a copy they ask us  lo include a notice of their cure-all in the  usual-puff.-���������While-we-are-willingto-recognize the merits of the almanac, which  deserves high praise, we decline to tumble  to the ingenious device for extracting a  gratuitous advertisement from us.  Wo must ask our readers' indulgence this  week at the great curtailment of reading  matter, b.it in these hard times it is not  in human nature to refuse advertisements.  We promise them however that their loss  shall be of short duration because in consequence of the pressure on our space we  have made arrangements for'permanently  enlarging the paper and are now only  awaiting the arrival of certain necessary  apparatus which is on its way.  Bright and early is evidently the motto  of Spokane fruit growers. "The unwisdom  of counting chickens before they are  hatched has been pointed out not unfre-  quently aud yet the "orchardists" across  the border have fixed the dates for. their  fruit show before the buds on the trees  begin to swell. These dates are Sept/30  and Oct, 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. We wish them  every success aud only regret that our  "section of the country" has nothing to  show but blue berries and sasketoons.  The stereopticon show on Saturday night  was a great success. A^large audience appreciated the various pictures but got still  more amusement from the attempts of the  lecturer to overcome the difficulties of the  English language. He did not content  himself with the simpler words of one or  two syllables as understauded by pur  younger school children,but boldly plunged  into words and phrases like "innocuous  desuetude," whatever that may mean.  He was something - like a Hindoo" on  skates or an Esquimaux growing coc.coa-  r.uts.  Mail arrangements at Rossland are not  yet perfect. A correspondent to whom we  "sent a parcel recently writes, "It beat the  mail by 48 hours. Where, oh where is  Fletcher?" We understood that gentleman was in the Slocan recently and we  thought that he was then going to vit.it  Rossland to fix up things. We can assure  him that if he rides up from Trail Lauding  on an empty ore sleigh the chances of  bis being devoured by wolves or pounced  on by panthers jare comparatively slight,  and we have every reason  to  believe that  the bears are all holed up at this season. c  The following is the report of the Nelson  Public School for ,Tan., 189'"': Number of  boys on the register during the month 24,  number of girls 18, making a total of 42.  Honor Roll: 5th class, 1, Robt. McLeod;  2 Dick MoFarland; 3 Percy Stuckey. Sr.  3rd class, 1, Allan McDonald; 2, Milliceut  Sansom; 3, Ada Flemming. Jr. 3rd class,  1, Nellie Marshall; 2, WilmoM; Steed; ...  Frances Sansom. 2nd class, J, Francos  Et-rer; 2. Harry,Farley; 3. Thos. Kinaghan.  Primer II class, 1, Chester Uaywaiu; 2,  Victoria Hodson; 3, Miily Lafia. Primer  I class, 1, Bertha Miller; 2, Percy Stuckey;  .", Blanchard Johnstone.  Mr. L. R. Harrison had a narrow escape  from death on Thursday evening. About  9 p.m. he-was lying asleep on,his bed hav-  iug left hie lamp burning. The latter exploded, as lamps sometimes will, and if it  had not fortunately chanced that Mr.  Giffin was passing at the time the whole  shack would have speedily been iu flames,  As it was Mr. Giffin saw the fire through  .the window and rushing in succeeded in  extinguishing the blaze, before the arrival  of the fire brigade, which reached the spot  with its usual promptness. The damage  was confined to a few books and papers.  We are glad to see that our efforts to  awaken the merchants of British Columbia  to the advantage they are missing by  neglecting our trade are having effect. Oue  of tlie largest grocery houses in B. C this  week advertises through our columns the  prices of its goods as laid down in Vernon.  These rates will shortly be changed to those  to Nelson and other Kooteuay points, butin  the meantime the Vernon rates act as a  guide to our merchants here. ana", may  cause them to consider in placing their  next orders whether it would uot suit them  better to deal with B. C. houses rather  than with those of other provinces or other  states.  The funeral of the unfortunate man J. B.  Gillis, who was killed in. the slide at the  Noble Five on the 2nd inst., took place at  the Nelson cemetry on Tuesday last. The  arrangements were carried out by the"  Odd Fellows, of which orjfler deceased was  a member,. and a very large number of  persons attended. At the time of the acci-  deut-Gillis was coming down with a rawhide train comprising several horses and  mules. The avalanche cut out seven animals from the centre of the train and the  edge of it just caught the poor fellow, who  would have been in saEety if he had only  been a foot or two further off.  A special train from Spokane on Monday  last brought in Messrs. Patsy Clark, Austin  Corbin, aud Wakefield. The former two  are prominent owners of"*the War Eagle  mine at Trail Creek, and the latter is their  solicitor. They came in to consult the  Commissioner on their positiou as owners  of the War Eagle, that valuable property  having been jumped on the Saturday-  previous. The jumpers, however, would  appear to be ignorant of the law or else  of the facts in this case. We do not, like  this jumping business. It gives a camp a  bad name aud tends to keep capital away.  We-fancy-we-have-heard���������that-in the early-  days in California and also in Australia  miners knew how to protect their camps  from men who indulged in these practices.  It would be a good thing if they took the  same measures now.  General Lord AVolseley makes a most  important contribution to the literature of  the China-Japan war. In an article for the  February Cosmopolitan, he discusses the  situation and does not mince matters in  saying what China must do in this emergency. Two other noted foreign authors,  contribute interesting articles to this number. Rosita Mauri, the famous Parisian  danseuse, gives the history of the ballet,  and Emile Olivier tells the story of the fall  of Louis Philippe. From every part of  the world, drawings aud photographs have  been obtained ot the instruments used .to  torture poor humanity,;- and appear as  illustrations for a clever article; by Julian  Hawthorne, entitled, "Salvation via the  Rack.". Mrs. Reginald deKoven, Auatole  France, AV. Clark Russell, Albiou W.  Tourgee, and William f)ehn Ho wells are  among the story tellers for the February  number of the Cosmopolitan.  THE PUBLIC READING ROOM,  It is satisfactory to" note that this institution . is now oil a sound popular  basis. The gentlemen to whose efforts  it owes its origin deserve .thanks of  everyone who has felt the long winter-  evenings hang heavily on his hands.  And who has not! On Wednesday-  night, the Reading Room was formally-  handed over to the subscribers to manage iirany way they see fit. Mr. Morden  reported that the promised subscriptions  amounted to $30 per month and the estimated expenses for the, same period to  $25. A goodly number of subscribers  attended the meeting and considerable  business was transacted. The name of  the institution is declared to be "The  Nelson Public Reading Room," and 1he  object that of .'.providing a"'free reading  and amusement room for the use of the  general public. A very useful committee  and set of officers were appointed., They  are as follows. W. A. Jowett President,  G. H. Morden Vice-President, Peter  Turner Secretary-Treasurer,  and J. A.  Turner aiuL A. Ip. T. Fox. committee.  Messrs. Turner, Kautfm.in and Fox were  appointed a committee to draw up a constitution and by-laws. A business meeting of the .subscribers is to be held on tho  2nd Thursday iu each month. Messrs.  Akehurst, Farley and Irvine were appointed a literary committee.   c  THE DOMINION  ELECTIONS.  To THE Em TOR OI* MlNKR:���������  Sir, lu your issue of last week a \vHi Blunder tlie nom de' plume of Che Chako,  discussed our federal elections. He  averred that on the last occasion of an  appeal to the people, the Government  made the following statement verbatim  et, literatim���������for that is the force of his  quota-ion marks. ���������iWe have been solicited  by the government of the United States to en I ei"  into negotiations looking to the establishment, of reciprocity, and we wish to  test the feeling of the people upon the  question." A comparison of your correspondents si atement, backed up as it  U with all the strength of quotation  marks and a nom de plume���������with the  following may be not. uninleiesting.  On the 3rd of February, 1891, the  Toronto Empire, which it is hardly  necessaiy to state,-was then, as now,  the official organ of the government announced that "acting on the advice of  his responsible ministers, His Excellency  the Governor-General has been pleased  to dissolve the  House of Commons and  issue his writs for a new Parliament.    The writs are to be dated February 4th. In view of the foregoing-  statement, the question will naturally  be asked, what are the reasons which  have induced the government to appeal  to the country at the present? It is  understood that the Dominion Government have  through Her. Majesty's . Government, made  certain proposals tothe United States i'or negotiations looking to an extension of our  commerce with that country. These  proposals have been submitted to the  President for his consideration, and the  Canadian Government is of the opinion  that if the negotiations are to result in a  treaty, which must be ratified by the  Parliament," of Canada, it is expedient  that the Government should be able to  deal with a .Parliament- fresh from the  people rather than with a moribund  House. It is understood that Canada  will send a delegation to Washington  after March 4th, the date on which the  life of the present Congress expires, for  the purpose of discussing informally the  question of the extension and development of trade between the United States  and Canada and the settlement of all  questions of difference between the two  countries." The italics iu both quotations are mine. There is nothing in J.his  quotation from the Empire, of the inspiration of which there cannot beany  doubt to show that the government of  the United States had made any solicitations, or that, our government  wanted the opinion of the electorate on  the subject, as Che Chako states. On  the contrary, our government assert  that they originated the proposal, while  every elector of that time, knows that  the Conservative battle cry was The  -old-flag.-The old-leader���������The bld-poliey-  Your correspondent -hen3 relates a yarn  about Mr. Blaine which falls to the  ground along with his other quotation.  He also complains of.the short notice before nomination day. The writs were  issued February 4th. Nomination day  ,was on the 2Gth. Polling-day March 5th.  Yours, etc.  J. A. Kirk.  Recovering, she rolls with an omiuous'  lurch aud a shuddering dip to the other  luivd The terrified passengers rush ou  deck to find a i angry sea washing over the  decks aud they stand drenched with its icy  spray. Meanwhile boats are swung out  aud launched with difficulty aud groups of  women aud children are drafted into them.  But the hope of safety is shot lived: The  boats' are dashed to pieces against, the sides  of the already sinking ship. One boat  atone lives to reach laud and bear the tale  ol' disaster to hor, ified communities. Meanwhile the oeeau tragedy approaches its  conclusion. As boat, after boat is smashed  and its living freight scattered over the  seething waters the ouly. hope fades away;  until' at last with an angry roar of the  escaping air up companions aud hatchways,  a burst of steam as the cold sea reaches the  furnaces, the vessel gives a fiual plunge  aud disappears for ever. A few moments  of struggling agony and the waves roll on  leaving uo sigu to mark the fatal spot.  It is said that in spite of rockets and  olhsr signals of distress the s.s. Crathie  held on her wav and made no attempt to  aid the disabled "Elbe."     ������  WRECK  OF  A STEAMSHIP.  400  PEOPLE  DltOWNED.  The steamers of the North German Lloyd  Compauy start for their Voyage to New  York from the city of Bremen in Germany"  aud, coming down, through the German  Ocjan and the Straits of Dover, cail at  Southampton for.their English passeugerB  and mails. They are.fine powerful boats  and complaints have often been made of  their rushing through these crowded seas at  18 knots au hour.     -  Last week the s.s. Elbe.belongiug to this  company, started from Bremen as usual  with a crew of 180 meu and about 300  passengers. Somewhere in the German  Ocean, the exact spot is not known, she  came into collision with.the British steamer  Crathie, bound from Rotterdam to Aberdeen. A glance at the map will show that  the two courses cross each other. The  Crathie has since arrived with- her stem  crushed .in. She seems to have hit the  Elbe fair and square on the port hand and  cut through her plates and frame, sheer  into the engine room.  Only a few minutes passed before the  ill fated steamer.sank. Too short a time to  save many of her unfortunate passengers, of  whom probably four hundred met with a  watery grave.  The terrible scene can easily be imagined.  The bulk of the passengers would be poor  emigrants from all the northern parts of  Europe, seeking the joys of a new life iu  the free air of America. Huddled together  in the small steerage which is allotted to  them, grieving at leaving their homes in  spite of the poverty they have had to endure there, seasick and unused to then-  quarters, for itis only their first day at sea.  Suddenly at six o'clock in the morning a  crash comes, the mighty ship heels over  until the deck gives no standing  place.  GOLD MINING IN B. C.  Mr. John B. Hobson, mining engineer,  Vancouver, B., C, read a paper before  the Mining Association pf Montreal on  "The auriferous gravels of British:C6-  lumbia," from which we make-the following extracts:��������� -;,,  The placers of the modern rivers of  California are practically exhausted.  Those of British Columbia are not by  any means exhausted. The shallow  placers, known as bar, creek and gulch  diggings, have1 been so far as known,  extensively worked since the Fraser  River, and Cariboo gold excitement about  1857. The "most accessible of the above  named placers have been pretty well  worked out, in the districts I have examined. But* the vast accumulations of  auriferous gravel on the benches along  the Fraser, Quesnelle, Horse Fly and  other modern streams examined are  practically unexplored.  These can be worked by hydraulic  process. The deep placers of the modern  streams, that.is to say the auriferous  gravels lying below, ttie water level of  the modern streams, have been worked  to some extent, in the vicinity of Barkerville. but immense areas remain to be  explored, and will in all probability be  profitably worked in the future by" the  aid of modern appliances. The deep  modern placers can be exploited either  by shaft and worked by what is known  in California, as the drifting process, or  by the hydraulic elevator process. In  other words, a shaft is sunk to bed rock,  and the bottom stratum of .auriferous  gravel is breasted out, hoisted tQ the  surface, washed in. ordinary sluices and  the gold recovered. Wherever an  abundant supply of water can be obtained and delivered at the mine under  sufficient head or pressure, as it, is called  by California miners, the auriferous  gravels lying below drainage can be suc-  -Cessl-ii 11 yat i d_ p rofi t abl y__w_o rkecLby. the_  hydraulic elevator. '     -  Water is abundant in all the districts  I have examined, and can be brought on  to the deposits, in  shorter canals and at.  much less expense- than' is possible in  California.  I have seen iu British Columbia, included in the Yale, Lillooet ahd Cariboo  districts, three tinies'the area of auriferous deposits that are known to exist in  the whole state of California. The .British Columbia gravels that T have examined, "and'may be considered available  for hydraulic working, yielded results  varying from one cent to $1.50 per cubic  yard, and as a whole average richer than  any 1 have.seen in California. In some  properties examined I sampled streaks,  some of which were on bed rock and  others.150 feet above the bed rock, that  yielded prospects varying from $2 to ,$.36  pur cubic yard. We have no such rich  deposits in California.  A company of gentlemen in Montreal-  have undertaken the equipment of two  large hydraulic mines in Cariboo, the  Horse Fly Hydraulic mine and the Cariboo Hydraulic mine, which will soon be  on a basis for profitable production. I  do not hesitate.to predict that the day is  uot far. distant when the gold output  fi'.oni the auriferous placers of British  Columbia will not only surprise Canadians, but will astonish the civilized  world. ''  CHURCH NOTICES.  - Sunday, February 9th, 1895.  Presbyterian Church.     Service at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School (union).  2.30 p. in.    -Prayer   meeting   Wednesday  next 7.30 p. in.   Evening subject "Purity.*".  Cncrr-c'i of; England.    No service tomorrow.  Roman Catholic Church.   No service  to-morrow.  ���������- .Methodist Church. Geo. H. Morden,  Pastor. Services' in Hume's Hall as follows: Sunday, at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p. m.  Fiiday, Prayer meeting at - 8 p. m. Sunday Feb. llth. Morning subject "God's  Manner of Giving/' Evening subject "Saul -.  of Tarsus.'' IHE MINER,  NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9,   [895.  auaiz^izaaxsimK^m^JZ-uirjM  ki _j_i Fir ^u���������ral'���������irT'���������^^_^f''v_^r--4V-X1X'^I^ '������������������-'Tr'Hr i*mJ",*:'''^������rn,^_i ��������� 1. 1    1 1 -*"*������.  r_nBKawrjiiRr3iei*?i!_M_ai  BOOKS.  The establishment of The Province  now nearly a year ago in Victoria was a  distinct advance" in journalism. The  now popular .periodical is a, high class  review, well printed and written and  edited by men of education and .ability  and is entirely free from the claptrap  and sensationalism which so mars the  journalism of the West and indeed of the  whole American continent. Not the  least of the objects for which The  Province was started was to collect the  literature relating to the history of B.  C.   Many books and pamphlets written  about this country by early settlers'  or exploier. are now almost invaluable  and are becoming every day rarer and  more difficult to obtain. It" is satisfactory therefore to note the establishment,  i)f the Legislative Library, the Library  i>f the Badminton Club and the Library  pf The Province itself, no mean a collection. Another most satisfactory result of the founding of the review is the  encouragement and bringing out of  local literary talent. In these days of  -Widespread literature a distant country  such as this depends largely on its joiirna-.  lists, reviewer-or even novelists to make  itself known among the nations of the  (World. .We believe the credit is due to.  .The. Province Publishing Co. of being  th. first to publish a work of ficiion in  British Columbia. In "Three Letters  of Credit and other Stories," * by "Kim  Bilir," we have a collection of short and  clever tales which have appeared from  time to time in the pages of The- Province. .Their scenes are mostly laid in  Eastern Europe, where the author spent  av, large portion of his life. They are  lively and full (if interest and will .well  repay the readers for the- modest sum  required to purchase the book. We  sincerely hope lhat the author will presently catch some of the roma ice with  which British Columbia teams and offer  it,to the world iti the same inviting form  as he has these tales from the East.  ' As an antidote to,the new woman read  ,"Ven<_etta."t It is uot a new book or  one .would think that it was purposely  written as.,a balance to the depraved  male ..whom Sarah Grand delights to  maul,,or as a set. off to that  prim  and  S"erfect woman as portrayed iu Evadne.  Ve'.are sorry that Marie Corelli ever  twrote "Vendetta." She has. the power  of tbe true artist to make virtue lovely  for its own sake. AVhat man that has  read "Ardath" has . not felt himself  stirred to follow the. footsteps of "Theos  Alwyn"; in the path of liouour. And  what sweeter, truer specimens of womanhood can, there be than "Thelma,"  _iZai,a,"or "Niphrata." And after these  she gives us "Nita." True the same pen  described. "Honoria" in , that horrible  book "My Wonderful Wife,!' but we  always regarded this as an,'early effort  not to be seriously considered, and we  were not prepared for the Neapolitan  Countess and the wholesale denunciation  of woman in "Vendetta,." The authors  ess besides painting her own sex in the  blackest colours proceeds to fling mud  at the English nation. We believe the  fair authoress is English on her mothers  sid. and Italian on her fathers. If this  be so, though her British half has the  right to say what it likes about its own  people, her Italian half with the natural  courtesy of its race , should hold its  tongue about the hosts among whom  she lives as an  honoured guest.    But  -thdugh-she- -has-t-he^-hai dest- things -to-  say about British vice, British stupidity  and British vulgarity, when  she  wants  as������a character in her book a  man of  ^weight, honesty, learning and sound  common sense she has to go to England  to get him. =       " _       _  , Tlie book is of course well'written  though it can hardly be said to have a  plot, and the dinner'seene ranks high as  a piece of dramatic writing. . The little  plot of which the book boasts is cribbed  directly from '.'Monte Crista* ��������� The resemblance is so close that Miss Corelli is  ��������� subject either lo a'charge of never having  read Dumas' great work or of having  plagiarised it to a fearful extent.  _;A very different book,is "The Two-  Legged ..Wolf,":*: translated' from the  Russian of N. N. Ivarazin by Boris  Latiin. A thoroughly sound wholesome  book and"intensely interesting. It is a  story of the Russian advance, on Khiva.  It paints for us lhe Russian soldier wiih  the same fidelity as that with which  Rudyard Kipling depicts our own  "Tommy Atkins.". AVe see lhe patient,  courageous, and childishly, simple Slav-  toiling through the burning deserts of  "Western Asia, putting up with the most  horrible hardships, which are quite unable t'p. quel .the simple natural humour  ol-his'.iace or his'worship for his officers.  " T.wo or three of .ihe scenes described will  dwell on the readers memory for some  time.   The plot is not the chief point  of  - the book, but in its very simplicity it is  adapted to its surroundings and carries  one.from incident to incident without  allowiug the interest to flag. "We are  not acquainted with the Russian language, but we fancy, the translator has  managed to retain the spirit of the  original. One curious point remains to  be, noted.    He  has   translated   it into  " American not into English. AVe dectec-  ted the faulty American use of the  preterit "did"--. more than once, as. .for  instance "he did not have" instead of ''he  had not." ��������� "���������  ������������������  ..* '.'Three Letters of Credit and olher Stories,"  by J_im JLJilir, "Victoria, Province Publishing Co.  t "Vendetta," by "Marie Corelli. IS. A. Weeks  & Co., Chicago. On sale by Gilbert Stanley,  Nelson.    ���������.--.-  i "The Two-Lcg-ged Wolf," by X. N. Karazin.  Rand, McNally & Co,, Chicago. On. sale by Gil-  jbert Stanley, Nelson.  ELSON  m  iii-^^i  -^?  if  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and  Seat of Government of  1  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lois for Sale in     NAKUSP DA IVSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER  Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.C.  Tremaine Steam Stamp Mill  THE LATEST   PRACTICAL   MINING-  MACHINE  NOW PERFECTED   .   (Highest Award at World's Fair Chicago.)  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of nutting  through Six Tons per diem. The entire plant, consists of Boiler, Steam Pump and  Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. It is built in sections which cau be taken  apart and easily transported by pack,animals. These Mills can be ere.ted and placed  in running order at from $2,000 to $2,500, according to locality.   Full particulars from  t  S. DAVYS, Sole Agent,  ,  .__T_B_XjSp"ISr,   33.   O.  Among all the mining machines and appliances shown at the AVorld's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable comment than  the Tjrgjiaine Steam Stamp Mill 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 milling engineers were astonished to  learn that such a machine had beeu in successful operation for over two years in the  extreme north-western part oi the United States. ... (9)  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R'y.  c  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y,  All Bail to Pane, M  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p-ru  Province Publishing Co.  LITHOG-EAPH DfiPAETMENT.  nu: ri.ovi\ci: rrKMSiiiXK comimxv ii.-tviimtakenover tint business nu������i _������iniit ������rthe  VHCIOKIt MTIIOiaME'UH  t'OJII'AM Olr. W. ������. Creech sliilacl insas loicmaii),  is mow prepared lo turn out all classes of Colour and Coiiini-i'cinl work .such as���������  Maps, Checks, Debentures,  Bill and Letter Heads,  Coloured Labels, Show Cards, &c.  BEFORE SENDING YOUR ORDERS EAST GET ESTIMATES FROM  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday aud Fbiday 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 aud Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage  on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays a._d  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail- Creek mines connect at Northport with stage on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY,  Kg������   -3  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, KASLO and all Kootenay  Points'  To the. PACIFIC COAST and to the EAST.  TKAINS    TO   _.V������   FKO.1]    !V!'l,SOX    IK_ILL  Direct Connection at Robson every ��������� ;     ���������  ���������  Salm-day   i'vcuiiig,  AVith Steamer for Win-Warn Lauding where con-'  miction  is made with   Canadian   Pacific East-  bound and Westbound through trains.  Tnito-Gii Tickkts Issued,  BAGGAGE ClIEClCKD TO DESTINATION,  No Customs Dikficui/itks.  Equipment Unsurpassed, combining palatini  Dining and Sleeping Cars, Luxurious Day Coaches, Tourist Sleeping Cars and Free Colonist  feleepmg Curs.  For information as t.o rales, time, etc,, apply  to nearest agent.,"  .1. II.MIII/I'OX, Agent, Nelson,    ���������  Or to lil'o. Her. KNOWS,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  <-"j"*y_5-T:H.E-<__X_")  PROVINCE PUBLISHING CO.  15 BROAD STREETf VICTORIA, ;B> 0<  79  NOTICE.  ���������"VTOTIC-" is hereby given that John Elliot", as  _i3l Agent for Joseph Moris and Joseph Bourgeois, has liled tlie necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in fa vor of the  "Mineral Claim "Virginia," situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse Claimants must forward their objections within 00 days from the date of this publi  cation. -.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson, B. C���������  ���������'rd December, 1S91.  Gov't Agent.  - .dceuM  NOTICE.  ~SJ OTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, as  JA Agent for Joseph *\loris and Joseph Bourgeois, has filed t'hc necessary papers and made  application for'a Crown Grant in favor of the  *\liuci'isl Claim -."'War Eagle," situated in the  Trail Creek "Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants must, forward their objections within 00 days from the dale of. this publication. , ���������  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson, B. C, .    Gov't Agent.  ���������    "   . -{rd December,-1891.        '     Sdec 01  NOTICE.  "VT-OTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, as  _L> Agent for E. S. Topping and J. N. Peyton,  has filed the necessary- papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favor of tho '.Mountain View" "Mineral Claim, situated-in the Trail  Creek "Mining Division of West Kootenay.   -  Adverse claimants must'forward their objections within 00 days from the date of this publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson, B. C.    >.- Gov't Agent.  3rd December, 1S81. Sdcc 61  NOTICE.  , "XTOT1CE is hereby given that Henry E. Croas-  _i> daile, as agent for the Hall "Mines, Limited,  has filed the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favor of the "Mineral  Claim "Koh-i-noor," situated on Toad Mountain,  in the Nelson "Mining division of West Kootenay.  1    Adverse claimants, if any, must, file their objections within W days of thc date of this publication. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Dated Nelson. B. C, Gov't Agent.  28th December, 1831.      71 dec28  u]srOTICE.  A Sitting of tho County Court of Kootenay will  be holdcn at Nelson on Thursday, 18th day of  April, A. D. 1895." Also a sitting ofthe said Court  will be holdcn at thc Citv of Kaslo on Monday,  22nd day of April, A. D. 18!)5.  T. II. GIFFIN,  Nelson, B. C. Registrar of the Court.  ���������     Feb. 2nd'1S95.      82  THE MINER win be obtained from  the following agents : .. ������������������  Victobia, The Province Publishing Co.  Vancouver, The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver.  Kaslo, Mr. R. B. Atkins.,  "New Denver, Messrs. Armit & Rashdall.  Kelson. -Turner  Bros.,   Gilbert   Stanley  and the  MINER PRINTING & PUB. CO., Ltd.  ARMIT & KASHDALL,  ining Brokers.  Conveyancing, Notaries Public  -  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existing Mining locations  NEW DENVER, B. C.  N  _isroTics.  OTTCE is hereby given that at the next session of tho Parliament of Canada application will be made on behalf of the Ucd ."Mountain  Railway Company, a corporation created ,by an  Act of the Legislative Assembly of the Province  of British Columbia, for an Act declaring the  railway of the said Company to be a work for the  general-advantage of Canada and declaring the  said Company to be a body corporate and politic  under the legislative authority of the Parliament  of Canada and to have all the franchises, rights,  power, privileges and authorities conferred upon  it by iln present Act'of incorporation and giving  to the said Company the following additional  powers: .___���������_���������__     - ^-   l8trTo_coristrnc. or acquire by purchase, lease  or otherwise any other line or lines of telegraph  connecting with the line along the line of said railway, and to transmit-messages for commercial  purposes over the said or any telegraph lines so  acquired and to collect tolls for so doing.'  2nd. To construct or acquire by purchase, lease  or otherwise and to maintain and operate vessels,  wharves and docks antl to carry on thc business  of shipping and warehousemen generally, and  - 3rd. To construct thc said railway as a narrow  gauge railway at the option' of the Company.  4. To"extend the time for thc commencement of  construction of the said railway tothe 12th day  ot April, 1897, and the completion thereof to the  12th day of April, 18!)..  Dated the 3rd day of January, IS!);'.  BODWELL &'HIVING,  (72) Solicitors for thc Applicants.  NOTICE.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that Howland  _1_N Stevenson, as agent, for "And row 11. Hendryx, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown' Grant, in favor of a  mineral claim known as the-"Arcade," situated  on "North Beach and joining the easl side line of  the.'-Comfort" mineral claim, in the-Hendryx  Camp, in the Ainsworth Mining Division of West  KootenayDistrict.  Ad verse "claimants, if any! arc required to file  their objections with me within (10 days from the  date hereof.   . N. -FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B. C, Gold Commissioncr:  r   Jan. 10th, 1895-      7312-1       _    .  c  OLUMBIA." &  KOOTENAY  ..   STEAM   NAT.  CO.  (LIMITED)  Str. -"Nelson's" Time Card: J  In circct .laiini.ny 1st, l-iKi.  LEAVE NELSON:  "Monday at 4 p. in.  Tuesday at! p. in.  "WicnxhSDAY at 5.40 p. m.  Tiiuiisday at 4 p. m.  FniDAvatl p. in.  Saturday at5.10p.m.  LEAVE KASLO:  Sunday at 8 a. ni.   Tuks DAY-at-3 a. ni.-  Wedxksi-ay at 8 a. in.  Tuuhsday at, S a. m.  Fin day at, 3 a. m.  0  .  Satukday at S a. m.  The right is reseryed to change this schedule at  any time without notice. '  T. Allax,  Secretary.  J. W. Tboup,  -Manager  To  ���������%%  ME.UCI.-I,.  C. ARTHUR; A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  COKONEK FOB 'WEST KOOTENAY,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street,  .   Nelson, B.C.  Calls at officep-Oinptlyattendedtodayandnight.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given thatP-dmond Haney  - has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Graiit In favor of the  Mineral Claim "Nickel "Plate" situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of W'est Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their objections with'me within 00 days from the date of  this publication in'the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS, "-'���������  Dated, Nelson, B. C, Gov't Agent.  '     21st January, 18S5. 75 2G-1  THE SHORT  - FAST - !  SCENIC  ROUTE,  Seattle, Victoria,  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all-Pacific Coast Points, "St.  PauL Chicago, and-  Points Beyond - -  Modern Eriiiinincnt.   Itocl.-Jtallasl Rwiiillicil.  J-tlr.'U'.tiv- tours via Diilufli and llie Circa.  -.Lakes in connect ion ivil It exclusively  .  ,.   iiassengci-boatsolXot'ilierii,..!.. i_o.!  Direct Connect ion via Xelson A 1'ort  Sliep-  _>nr<- Kai] >v:iy, at Spokane; ami via  ���������. A K. S. >*. <-. at iSoii'iicr'.s  Ferry.  For map3, tickets, and complete information  call on Agents C. A l_. S, ��������� .Vav. Co., X. ������. F. S.  Ky., ������������r  C. ii. ]>ixon. ������en. Agent, Spokane, Wash..  F.  I.   Whitney,  ������." I*. A T. A., St.  Taiil .Min  F. T. Abbott, Travling Freigbt A Fassenger  Agent,,Sjpoknne, M'asli. . --���������  i ,  W: A. JOWETT  MINING ���������& REAL ESTATE: BROKER  ;,I\SL*nA_iCB anrt,... - L-  COMM1SSIO.V AO.:,\T.  V3CTORIA ST.,  NELSON,  B. C SBT. AiiVSMeatf tW4j*__K___a!a-S������-Jaa,ta**ft  THE MINER, NELSON, B.C.,; SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9.  [895.  'SHte JBiner.  [-_'_-' 'MINER  is printed-on Saturdays and  ���������- wzV/ .. mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  \ONTRACT AD VERTISEMENTS inserted  at the   rale   of .#_? per column  inch, per'  month.  \ransient a d vertisements inserted at the rate of ij cents per nonpareil line  first insertion, and io cents per line for each  subsequent insertion. Advertisements running for shorter periods than three months  are classed transient.  \LL COMMUNICA TIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the name and address f  the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style  at the shortest notice.  lODRESS  IThe Miner Printing & publishing Co.  NEf-SONj    B.C.  THE SILVER KING.  lie  The fame of   the Kootenay country  as undoubtedly carried  abroad on lhe  oad pinions of the- Silver/King.   To-  !iy possibly'ofcheis of our mines are be-  'iniing known to the world at! large.    If  ail Creek maintains tlie promise of its  rly youth we may regard the foi tunes  that sect ion of the country and the  oplo who  dwell   (-herein  as assured,  is^leads us to ask what has become of  Silver Kiner?    It  may  be  said (hat  iis is no business of ours.    The mine is  e property of a private company and  ewspaper has  no  right to discuss ils  Tfaiis.  -That however, is not our view, j  ii begin with, many of its shareholders  iy.-'at a distance and it is only through  he papers that they can get, an indepen  nt   account,   of   what    is   going   oir  irther,   the fortunes of the town   of  lson are very i u-gely bound up with  ose of the mine on the mountain that  erhangs it; therefore we consider our.  yes perfectly   justified in discussing  > affairs of the Hall Mines  Limited,  .wo facts are apparent.    A very huge  in of  money  has  been  spent  on  the  ijne and very little ore has been shipped,  is the money been spent on developing  e mine,  and  if   so  does  it  look any  Iter than   it  did   when   the present  11 agentent took hold of  it?   Expeils  ��������� that it does not.  s It  follows then  it (his large sum of money, or at any  |,te a good deal of  it has been 'wasted,  ere is no good mincing about this fact  y longer.   That is the general opinion  niining   folk  wh.o   understand  their  isiness oh the matter.  AVe had hoped to see in the Report of  erD i 1 ec tors-a t~ l"h"e_m e~e tin g "fece n tl y  Id in   London  a declaration  that the  ilicy of inaction was at an end and that  ^vigorous and'common  sense' working  the mine was to   be   at   once commenced.   There can be no reason for not,  l,ing this.   Theie is an immense body  ^ore in sight, enough to pay handsome  ,'idends on thy capital invested as well  ^to pay all the expenses  of its own ejection.    With the facilities the mine  assesses at present, alarge output could  made without coming on the capital  [^ount for a single  cent,    Every ton of  i-e put out would pay nob only its own  like purposes, to use and possess the surface���������the remaining surface 1 ights being  deemed to be vested in (he Crown. One  days grace is to be given after the expiration of a Free Miner's certificate. An  important new section relieves the holder  of a claim from the obligation of doing  the annual assessment work on it, if,  within the year he pays $100 to the mining recorder and records a, receipt for  such payment. With respect to the  number of claims a Free Miner may hold,  the effect of the amendment now proposed. will bei: to restore Section, 26  of the 1891 Act, in its integrity, the  amendments thereof in 1S92 and 1893 being repealed. It is, declared by anew  section that irrespectively of amending  acts (unless they contain a saving clause)  titles shall be completed under the provisions of the Act or Acts under which  the claim was recorded. /'The.owner of a  mine or claim, and every contractor for  work on such, has to pay'the annual fee  for the Free Miner's certificate of every  person in their employment, liable for  such fee, and may deduct the same on  producing receipt. All mines and moneys  invested therein have in., future to bear  such rate of taxation as,may be imposed  by any'law in force,' notwithstanding  anything contained in the Mineral Act  of 1891, or amendments.  As to the Placer Act, it is proposed to  incorporate'therein the mineral claim  provision that, an interest, forfeited,for  want of a Free Minor's certificate, shall ���������  be and become vested in the other co-  owners. The existing sections relative  to leave of absence and laying oyer for  insufficiency of water are not, in. future,  to apply to leases. Tbe covenants in the  lease .are ..to govern. ..Duplicate, plans  and money deposit have to accompany  applications i'or leases. The aiea of bench  I lands for hydraulic washings is to be re-  I duced to eighty acres and not exceeding  ;.5(JIJ yards in length. Provisions are pro-  ~iposed for granting rights to dredge  rivers. The above provisions in the  miueral bill, relative to the collection of  Free Miner's certificates by empjoyers  and to non-exemption of miners from  taxation, are also in the Placer Bill.  prophet, the old days will be eclipsed by.  the rush of the next year or two, and this  being a rich mans rush instead of a poor  mans, should take out more gold, and what,  is better, leave more dollars in British  Columbia than the rush of 62 did. It will  do no harm to see that Montreal men and  others are kept well posted as ! to the gold  finds in Kootenay. What a pity it is that  instead of fooling our people with visions  of impossible, railways which would take  the credit of an old nation, to build, some  one does not put his shoulder to the wheel  and try and build us a railway into Cariboo  where there is both gold and farm lands, or  from the coal fields of the Crows Nest to  the smelters of West Kootenay. These  .thh-gs are feasible, and would _iay the  province." - "      "<     '  A LITTLE TIN GOD. ���������  Our readers may possibly remember a  precious document entitled "Platform  of Principles," which was drawn up by  the leaders of (he opposition party at the  last elections. This was duly swallowed  by Mb. Hume, the nominee of the party,  in a "Letter of Acceptance,1' which was  published'every week at the foot of the  Platform. Its object was to enable  "Canada to take a place among (sic)  Engligh speaking nations" by entrusting  tbe responsibilities of government to  men* of "known capacity," etc. ' Mn.  Hume was the man of "known capacity1'  selected to make Canada take her place  -"among"*2���������English-speaking���������naiionsr  And how has he done it? How has he  acted up (o the fourth clause of his  political creed, which advocates ihe principle of leaving the construction or Railways to private enterprise. In helping-  to throw out the Red Mountain Railway  Bill has he not practically played into  the hands, of the Great Monopoly,,and  if he is -consistent will not his vote  piese'Jtly be given in favor of some such  'scheino as that condemned ������by. clause  jThiee. .How are the' mighty fallen?  i,The' noble patriot, the heaven boin  i statesman, the man of "known capacity5'  ! turns out  to be only  a common  little  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  After having failed to charm the people  of Kaslo, and being duven from New Denver by the energetic and bright little Ledge  the defunct Slocan Times is transporting  its dyspeptic plant to Rossland. We certainly do not wish the new township on-  Trail Creek any harm and ""if it wants to  shake off the luck which has attended this  unfortunate journal so far the least it can  do, especially for its own sake, is to; insist  that it does not try .chuck against all the  powers that "be./ Kicking against the  government' did not do Kaslo any good  and certainly did not bring, the railway to  New Denver, which now stands side tracked  by-the .Nakusp; and Slocan. . If Rossland  wants roads'or" railways" or anything else  it will���������-not ��������� :get" them by opposing the  government at. every step and calling  ministers liars, thieves, bribers, swindlers  and all the other hard names it can lay its  tongue to. Let Rossland remember that  the man who led off the attack against the  Red Mountain Railway Bill was the puppet  and pet of the owners and editors of the  Slocan Times. No doubt they will be quite  ready to chuck him overboard now and  thus prove to the world at large what  amount of faith is to be placed in their  loyalty, their judgment or their promises.  THE PRODUCTION OF BULLION.  Mr.Johu J.Valentine, Presideut.of Wells,  Fargo & Co., publishes auruialJy statistics  of the years'"product" of bullion. We extract the* following from his report for  1894, which relates to the Pacific & Western States of America & British Columbia.  Tne total product as follows:  _  .' ���������       Per Cent.  Gold -..-.-...j   m::-- ~-  feilver      27.?'*  Cornier    21.1!)  Loan    '-7.C2  winter has commenced and the SKATES are  going fast. But don't you know that you. need  n'Tnsr ���������-��������� something beside outdoor'"amusement? ''There Jis rib  time like winter for practicing on some instrument; < W'e have  Banjos, Guitars, Violins and all -the latest music, beside EiancVs  an Organs and---��������� :���������-��������� :������������������ ������ J ���������... .  .    >  ANYTHING IN THE WAY OF NEWSPAPERS  AMD-NEW; NOVELS.-!  i_r...-.^^  .We will deliver your news'at your,door, if .you. want it regularly.  Oh! yes, we forgot to say that we have a big/stock pf .sewing  machine needles and oil. ' '; ���������'',,;'',.' ;������������������' *-'-'  '.'.'. ,*'r .;':!/\', '���������"*''���������  TTJ_R_1_T_E3_R   BEOS.  -.  ^ - .. -i. ���������  NEW SUITINGS.  NEW TROUSERINGS.  Fred. J. Squire, the Nelson Tailor,-has ijust  received a large consignment of  Call'and inspect the new'��������� Patterns  and Styles.        '���������'-,'. '  Fred. J. Squire,       Baker Street, Nelson.  RAW FURS  menses but a handsome  profit as well  >ub unfortunately the  Directors Report' <-������> ������������& <>" w"e-els after all.    And there  lintained no such assurance and there is  ling to show that the same policy of  sting thousands   of   dollars   into  the  wels of the earth, without getting one  "ntout is not  to  be  continued.    It  is  61 for us to say where  the fault lies,  thether at the Board  Table/in London  on the top of the hill, but we consider  Kiat we are doing our duty to the share-  lolders of the  iniue and to the public  [euerally in pointing out to the Board  diatis the general feeling among min-  Jig men here of  their management of  j'leir property.    We sincerely trust that  ji'ir remarks-will   be brought to"=rheir  Lotice.  aie men, wicked, evil, designing men  down in Victoria, who care.nothing for  the "up building" of Canada, but who  know only too well how to grease those  wheels, Also poor Jonah! Even the  Tribune casts you over. Friendless,'  forlorn, busted, you will return to your  adopted town. - Better give up the "up  building" trade, and stick to soft goods  or peanuts, they are more in your line,  Fred. Come back to Nelson where your  many really good qualities are known  and respected and do not seek to mix  yourself up in the giddy whirl of politics  where you are the sport of every passing  stoim.  Total.  ' V__,'72-,'014  22,27-,. :l  8,223,-513  ' Total 1C..C ') ������105,113,_S9  The metals are here calculated at their  average value, viz., silver, 63c; copper10..;  and lead, 3.11c. The total shows an increase of over-jjl,000,000 as compared with  1893. The gold product alone shows an  increase of ������11,690.000. On the other hand,  the" silver product shows a decrease of  ������9,771,500; This =: decrease is largely due  to the lower valuation pat upon silver. Iu  1893 it was valued at 71c per ounce.  The sources of the bullion product for  1894- are- as follows:     ���������  California : .'..'...:.....-.���������..���������..-...:���������.���������... $1.,1-S,5f,2  Nevada 0 3, lt .',5li0  Oregon ?  1,7]1,0('2  Washington....!...'!...,  i'13,5('3  Alaska  '   ��������� U-,240  Idaho.'  7,!)7(i,220  -Montanav.-T-^--.---rT^^-.-7--TTT--TTT-.Jr~7Tl--30;250.C-:'J-  Utah - 7,202,5.8  Colorado. ' :.... 2.,7<'3,050  New Mexico.!  1,871,--";)  Arizona ���������  (i, .'3,831  Dakota  3,(W5,!)09  Texas -.-.....-. XfS,5l'2  Wyoming .- ��������� , 45,01)0  British Columbia.  209,377  Total ., -.. .$105,113,4.!)  The gold product last year is the largest  in a quarter-of . century. The nearest  approximation to last year's total in.this  interval was iu -877, when the amounti'was  ������44,880,223. -The smallest yield was ������25.-'  183,"567 in 1884. The value of the silver produced was raised from ������17,320,000 iii 1870  to ������64,808,036; iu 1889. The value of the  lead was increased from ������1,080,000 in 1870.  to ������14,593,323 in 1889. It has since dropped  to less than ������7,000,000. SL'tie copper product  hasnsen from 9898,000 in 1880, when. its  value was first-kept bv Mr. Valentine, to  ������23,631,339-in 1893. "The "value of the  product of the product oC the four metals  from 1870 to 1894, a period of 25 years, is as  follows :c  Gold.\ ". "  8  -50,7C.,0.3  Silver.. .��������� : ' 1.027,2;0,:*:i  Copper , I���������'..-       177,."50X.l  Lead *.      - 175,10S,1('7  o  I-  0.  X  CO  ������  o  i  o  S5  Ec_  u  o  IZi  t  E-i  &  s  S3  C3  z  z  (0  s  <  z  z  Bank of Montreal  ���������AI'_T.__, (all paid up), $12,OMO,000  ftEST,      .       .       .        .       6,000,000  Sir DCMALD A. SMITH, President  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMON^D, Vice President!  E. S. CLOUSTON,...!..... General Manager  Neslon .Branch: Ii. W. Comer Baker and  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London'(England),'New York and  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada.  RAW FURS  __rwitm: r������it ciit���������iii/.vit.  Tots  58,095  VEW  MINING  PROPOSALS  IN   THE  LEGISLATURE.'  The bill to amend the Mineral Act now  [efore the.House, which, of course, may  altered before passing,   proposes to  WHAT   MONTREAL   THINKS   OF  CARIBOO.  "We have just met a gentleman whose  name, if we were allowed to use it, would  be a warrant for the accuracy of his state-  WANTED���������Pushing Canvasser of good address. Liberal salary and expenses paid  weekly. Permanent position. BROWN UI.OS.  CO., Nursery men, Portland, Oregon. (SO),    \    FOR SALE.  The West half of Lot, numbered five (.0) in block  mimber one (1) in the Townsite of Nelson, known  as the Kootenay Hotel, also contents of said  Hotel.   For particular- apply to  83 . ..   '. W. P. ROBINSON.  NOTICE.  N'OTICE is hereby given that thc undcr-nicn-  lioned r.speoiivo amounts will-be paid as  bounty for the head of" every panther, wolf or  coyote killed in a settled district of the Province  on the certilicate ol'a .Jus-lice of the Peace that  suclraniimil was killed in a settlement, and that  the head was produced to and destroyed by him,  namely:-��������� -   "       - ������  For each panther, seven dollars and fifty cents  (������7.50).    "  J<*or each wolf, two dollars (82.00).  ��������� For each coyolo.'one dollar ($1.00).  By Comiiiiind.  '".JAMES BAKEIl'  Provi neial Secretary  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,.  (20) -'"nd August. ISO!.  Qich's Corner  '..���������" VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton & Rodney  Buy- and  Transfers.  sell   Sterling  Exchange  and  Cable  Grant cominerical and traveller's credits, av  able in any part of thc world; "      <  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  ..   Rate of interest at present 3. per cent).  BANK OF  i  'l -' '   ='  I      -        : ;  :    t  (Incorporated by Ko.a  Clinrter, 1863.)    ;  vve  to   owners   of  claims   by  Crown [ men's and for his opportunities for ascer-  fcrants   hereafter  issued,   and   also   to ' taining the truth.   He has just been in the  Icilders of claims by record, the right to  East aud  he tells us that Montreal was  ?e and possess for mining purposes, all crazy about Cariboo and ready to back the*  ,ie timber on the claims,  and for the  opinion  with its cash.   If   he  is   a   true  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days, from  the date hereof I intend to apply for a  Crown Grant to the "Calcium" Mineral Claim,  surveyed as Lot 721, Group I, situated in Galena  Bav in the Ainsworth Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. This application will be  made under section 35 "Mineral Act, 1S91."  Copies of the Held notes and plat can be seen at  the ollice of the Government.Agent, Nelson.  Nelson, B. C, ANDREW B. HENDRYX.  '        December 20th, 1891.      22dee 70  ���������WHOLESALE AXD RKTAIL���������  :.|TOBA0CO_nSTSl  ���������)  Agents foi- the celebrated   |_.   & .��������� COi  (Loewe & Co.) B. B. B., and other best  English Briar Root Pipes;1  A large stock of " OW_> MAKE " Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and all smoker's  requisites kept on hand.  (-..."HAL <l)lli<l Hit), ������4"������O,0O0     .     ^,930,00  (With power to   ncrcase...  Itl'Sl'ltY.: FIAiW,  JU 4'0,000       .     .       ~l,2<,.*',333  isrEi-SoiNr _3__.___.isrc_E__.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets  _3_R_-_.3SrC_-_.___S :  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver,  New "Westmi ���������  slor, Nanaimo and Kamloops;  Unjtki) Statks���������San Francisco, Portland, Taco-...  m!n, and Seattle.   .     - ���������-   . o   .  HEAD OFFICE: 00 Lombard street, LONDON  England. '  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank'of  Commerce and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and branches; MOlson's Bank, and branches; Bank  Nova Scotia  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New YorK  Bank of NovaScotia. Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT-  Deposits received at $1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3. per cent.  - per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,   -  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.'  mimm;.  COL'XTKY .'OKMSK..   BY   l'OST  ATTEXDEI* TO.  PKOMI'TLY  THE  1?_E.AI_)"E3 ST_r_P_f?TL,I_3ID  Y>     C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  (of Swansea, India, and the Ljnited Statea  ���������r "METALLUI-GIST. ASSAYER,  AXD -1INIXO ENGINEER  Properties reported on. .All assays undertaken  . Furnaces and concentrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment fdr ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box 10, Vancouver. B.C.  -i'l THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9l 1895.  cxnuanatasmmeimm  '" Mr. Bickers���������"I should think women  had more sense than to wear chicken  feathers."  Mrs. Bickers���������"1 should think men  ought to be sensible enough not to indulge in cocktails.  Cora Fee���������"My sister and I are going  to use, our money to build a home for  aged cats.!'  Sue Brette���������"I shoulclt:hink you would  find it cheaper to board. '  WE  "Arc not Philanthrophists, and don't claim to  GIVE GOODS AWAY  For Nothing:   but   we  certainly   claim to sell  Groceries cheaper then you have ever  before bought them.  - THESE PRICES -  Speak for themselves:   .  \ ~W~\~T\ the freight to the cost of thc article  J\^U JLs   and you will see whether it will  "pay to buy from us or not.   Tlie average Fr-iisl.l  JCate Is 1.1'!������-. Ihan 1 *'������n������ _>������). _>oiunl l<> Vernon.  For example:  We sell Evaporated Apples at 12'c. per 1t>.  Freight to Vernon    tc.      "   .  .Total cost 13_c. per lb.  We guarantee the rales below to be correct.  Freight  rate.  .) 100 lt.s.  Hungarian Flour, per sack $1.10 07c  Pastry Flour..".  .1.15, <>Jc  Candles, 11 oz.. per lb -.  12'c 09c  Candles, Price's, per It  18c i)9c  Candles, wax, per 11.  18c Otic  CHEESE.  Limburgcr, 2 11) each  15c 09c  Genuine Swiss, per Hi  10c 99c  Cream Brick, per It  25c 99c  CURRANTS.  Currants, per It  6c $1.21  COCOA.  Fry's, per package  10c ������1.48  Bulk, per lb  35c 1.48  COAL OIL.  American  3.00 ?.121  NUTS.  Almonds, per lh !  20c 81.48  "Walnuts, per lb....."  20c 1.48  Filberts, per lb  15c 1.48  Brazil, per lb  15c 1.48  PEEL.  Lemon Peel, per lb  20c ������1.48  Orange Peel, per lb  20c 1.48  Citron Peel, per lb  25c 1.48  SUGAR.  Granulated, per lb...  4!*c 74c  Yellow, per lb....'....:  i'ic 74c  Powdered, 30-lb boxes  $2.30 $1.24  ,    SAGO.  Sago, best quality, per lb       6c |1.._  SALT.  Fine English, 50'lb sack  00c 74c  Coarse salt, 100-lb sack  85c 74c  _-tt)sack  5c  SODA CRACKERS.  40-lb boxes      51c    ������1.24  Christie's, 2-lb box      20e      1.24  o        '"    ' ' SYRUP.  1 gallon tin      G0c 99c  .gallon tin....".      35c 99c  5 gallon keg   ������2.25 99c  Maple syrup, 1 gallon tin  ������1.15 99c  -      SOAP.  French Castile, 2. lb bar      50c ^   74c  Yellow soap, 30 bars   ������1.90 74c  Electric soap, 6 bars for       25c 74c  RAISINS.  Valencia, per lb       7c    ������1.24  Sultana, seedless      He      1.24  RICE.  Japan, per sack  ������2 40       99c  China, per sack  - 1.K0       99c  ROLLED 0__TS.  80-ih sack ,    3-85       67c  25-lbsack .'     1.10       67c  DRIED FRUIT.  Evaporated apples, per lb.  12'c _   99c  Evaporated peaches,, perlb���������    12. c    ������1~24  Evaporated apricots, per lb    12'c      1.24  ,, Smvrna figs    12'c    ,1,24  :.      MISCELLANEOUS.  Mixed pickles, 20-oz. bottles.... c ��������� 15c  Mixed pickles, 1 gallon keg  80c ������1.24  T. & B. tobacco, 3 plugs for  65c 99c  Mince meat, per package  12c  Macaroni and Vermicelli, lO-lo. box. 85c .$1.24.  "Washing soda, 100-lb. sack.... ..*���������".':.. $1.25 74c  Keille'r Marmalade, per jar ���������. ... -25c  Jams and jellies, 7-lb. pails  70c ��������� 99c  Jams and jellies, 5-lb. palls  50c 99c  .'MIMS:   Cash with Order.  Reference���������Bank of Biu.isii Coi.umhia.  S. GINTZBURGER  THE MAMMOTH GROCER  18 S(fo������B-xfe-.fET'   Vancouver.  Si  Inland Construction and Development Co., Ltd.  I_E.4I>  OFFICE:  524-526 C0KD0VA ST., VANCOUVER, B.C.  loth January, 1895.  To Whom it May Coneebn:  TAKE.NOTICE that all accounts outstanding against the Inland Construction  and Development Co., Ltd, must be  rendered to me-in full detail at the head  office of the Company in Vancouver as  above ou or before the 15th day of February, 1S95, or in default the Company  will not be liable for payment of same. _  W. Carter Sampson,  77 Sec-Treasurer.  NOTICE.  -VT OTICE is hereby given that John Elliot, as  J_N agent for Edward Mahon, has filed the  necessarv papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favor of the "Mineral Claim  "Je=sie," situated in the Nelson "Mining Division  of West Kootenay. Adverse claimants, if any.  must file their objections with me within CO days  from the date of this publication.  X. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson. B.C. ' .        Gov't Agent.  10th December, 1S94. 0/  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  -THE NEW, FAST-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  ou reasonable terms. . Oiders sent through  the pursers of the steamboats Nelson or  Ainsworth, with whom arrangements cau  be made, or by mail or telegraph to C. AV.  Busk, Balfour, will receive prompt  attention, (19)  FIRE   INSURANCE    POLICY   ACT,  1893."  "VJ OTICE is hereby given that His Honour thc  -^ Lieutenant-Governor in Council has further postponed the commencement of " An Act,  to secure "Uniform Conditions in Policies of Fire  Insurance," from the 1st day of April, 1S94, until  the 1st day of April, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  29th March, 1894. (2)  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay.  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  ^VTOTICE   IS   HEREBY   GIVEN,   in  -^ accordance with the Statutes, that  Provincial Revenue Tax and all taxes  levied under the "Assessment Act" are  now due for the year 1895. All of the  above named taxes, collectible within  the Southern Division of the District of West Kootenay, are now payable  at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1895���������  One-half of one per cent, on real property.  Two per cent, on the assessed value of  wild land.  One-third of one per cent, on personal  property.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after June SO.th, 1895���������  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real  property.  Two and one-half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land  One half of "one per cent,  on personal  property.  Three-fourths of one per cent.-on income.  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  male person over 18 years.  O. G. DENNIS,  .' . . ���������      Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 26th, 1895.  Bai of Brilisii Coliiiia  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO DEPOSITORS-  From 1st January and till further  notice the. rate of interest allowed on  Savings Bank deposits by this Bank will  be three per cent. (3%) per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Manager.  Bank of British Columbia, ������  Nelson, 28th November, 189_.       57  BANE of MONTREAL  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT.  NOTICE TO  DEPOSITORS.      .  From 1st January, 1895,. until further  notice the rate of Interest allowed on  Savings Bank Deposits by this Bank  will be three per cent. (3%) per annum.  A. H. BUCHANAN,  59 ��������� Manager.  UPTURE  More CURES  _iave been effected by my      __ Trusses, with  perfect ease to wearer, than by all other  device- combined. They retain largest  Hupture under Beverest strain. __ system of fitting has been perfected the  last SS years, fully eq.ua! to personal  examination by mall.   27 patents  _fi������bvook?r__ DEFORMITY  CHARIER ClVTHEt  134 King- StW������Toronto,  'V%^V%^/%^%^i_^''V%/***V^/*VV%*/*^^  The Post Town at the head of  TRAIL CREEK, WEST K00TENA  And close to the Le Roi War Eagle and other Gold Mines  now shipping ore.  The Great Gold Camp of the Province  From 60 to 80 tons now being shipped daily from the town.   Within one day of  Spokane, via Northport, Wash., and accessible by the steamers ofthe C. &  K. S. N. Co. on the Columbia Hiver, via Trail Landing.  PROPERTY   IS   STEADILY   INCREASING   IN   VALUE.  W. M. NEWTON, Agent  for the  Townsite  Proprietors  7������  JOB  PRINTING  AT  fTHE   MINER  tarmy Kloek, Nelson, It. V.  WEEKLY PRICES, F.O.B., COLVILLE.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IRON WORK!  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacture]  of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and Marin  Work a   Specialty.  SOU'   !������M.\III\UHIKF.KS   OF   THE  _*_*,.-_____, 9.,, 1805.    iKendall Band Milli B 0i ghingie Machines  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  .Per ton  Hay, mixed, ������0 to ������6.50   Hay, timothy, ������7 to ������7.50 ���������;       "  Oats. 70 cts..... ��������� :.. ��������� -Per cwt  Potatoes, 45cts...       "  Turnips, 75 cts   Rutabaga, C5 cts        "  Cabbagc7 ?iT7;".7"t77rr:7TT.T:'!T7 r. .tt~7.t:'      '"'  Carrots, 65. cts        "  Beets, 75 cts        "   -  Onions. SI ;        "  Chicken's, ������2.50 Per doz  Hens, ������4 -.- , r ���������   Ducks. ������6 '.   Turkeys, ������12 !   Dressed Hogs, 5. cts...,. Pei; lb  Dressed Beef 4 cts ..'.".....      "  (52) .11 MUSs I'lll-MtH, ManiiKer.  CUSTOMS BLANKS  - FOR SALE AT THE -  MINER   OFFICE.  Mp_Stfiai_i.-0,B. C.;M  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  *V_---_SrCOXJ-V,'*El*R,    _3.    C.  rVVe"kcep"in"slocloir.ull_supply~bf "Engineer arid'Miir Suppliesrsuclras"Pipe~and'"FitfcingsrBrai  i Goods,   Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather Belting, OiJ  and Lubricants, etc. '���������>  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKING PUMPS FOE MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. G.  D.   OARTMEL,       , J. W. CAMPION, J. E. W. MACFARLANI  Agent West Kootenay.  Secretary-Treasurer.  Manage  VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. "Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p. m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in.  NANAIMO TO VANCOUVER.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver ami Nor.Ucri- Settlements.  The old reliable  .-,������������������-.' ESTILL TO THE FRONT  BAKER STREET'         _     nelson,bc.     H-^NQ   FEAR   OF FAMINE  ������  We have on hand several tons of first-class Hams, Bacon and Butter. Als^  car loads of Flour, Sugar, Salt Fish, Canned Meats, Etc. Whilst for the refresh!  inept ofthe inner-man we have Bass and Allsopp's Pale Ale, Schlitz Beerl  Guinness' Stout, Walker's celebrated brands of Canadian Whiskey, also the finest  brands of Imported Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco, l_tc.  Hudson's Bay Company,  S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday  at 11 a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all way  ports, returning Wednesday! and on Thursday at  11 a.m. for all points as far as Shoal Bay,, return- , p. o. box 69.  ing Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until  9 a.m.  AGENTS FOR -     " ;j  Hiram Walker & Son's       Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co.      Fort Garry Flour Mills  Distillers -Milwaukee. U. S.   ' '        Manitoba  Telephone  __00������YY__J-1* FFItltY.  I       "  !    Leave Moodvville���������7, 9,  11:45 a. m., -2:30, 4:30  jp'm.  I Leave Vancouver���������8, 10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  | p.m.  i __/" Steamer-and Scows always available for  j Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  j Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  ->V. F. TOPFIXU, Manager, j  Telephone 04. P. O. Box 771 J  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE  * CO.  S, E. corner Baker aiid Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTSl  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.     Collections made.     Conveyancing documents drawn ni  " ' - ���������* '  ,, Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handledon Commission.

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