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The Miner Apr 27, 1895

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 THE MINES IN KOOTENAY ARE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  AMERICA.  Whole Number 245.  *fil<l\-A������7r<zf������ 0HES AEE H-tGH-GRADElIN  ^^W^^^D, SILVER, COPPER  METAL QUOTATIONS.  April  SlLYI'lt  -.BAD  -2nd  Wi*  '  3.10J  XKW  ���������iUlll  mi  YOKK.  21th  M'8  3.07'  2.0Ui  IK.  ������Sth  l>('  307.V  OKK Slin'MKNTS, ilth le JOtli  AI-JW,.  Silver Kinu to Omaliu   Alamo                     "        ;.  Alpha                      "          Kucccau                 "          Noble Five             "          TONS.       ati'      iW4        "13         1������.        ���������>_  Idaho                      "          Molly Hughes to Pilot, Hay   Wur Eatflc to Great Falls   Le Uo' Jo T .coma   Black Diamond lo Tacoma   Payne to Everett        130"               iir        80'        l.i        2!l         5-  Total shipments since June, 18.1:  722'  Nelson   Trail Creek (gold ore)   Ainsworth   Slocan via Kaslo   Slocan via Nakusp ;...  Kx. Blue Bell   TONS        723 J    4,3-1.      7:*)        !I30.   5,273.   U.9__  "  18/JC2.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, April 27,   1895  Price Five Cents.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  A   Git EAT   MINE.  Milling l)euln at Trail ('r_-k.-T)i- Idaho Tram-  wii.v.-Comiiiencenient of the Kuslo-Sloriiii.  MINING TRANSFERS.  HOSSLAND.  Lynch  to  J.  II.  Fraser  April   16.-Bellevlew.-W.  Beevers, .J interest, $1;"j0.  April 10,���������Golden,���������T. Blakely to D  and T. Stack, j interest, $1.  April 17,-rM'ayflower No. 2,���������S. II. Cross to  T. "A. Mill-, ���������interest, $200.  April 18th,���������Mountain Gem, Belmont and  Granite���������J. McPherson to F. C. Bellamy, 2-9  interest, $-00.  April It),���������Granite,���������Miko Morris to J. McPherson, J interest, $.->00.  April 18,���������Belmont,���������Huj*_. McGlynn to J.  McPherson, 111 interest, 8f>00.  April 19,���������Lookout,���������J. Urady to Geo. Pferd-  ner, whole, $1,050.  April 19,���������Lookout,���������Geo. Pfcrdner to L.  Linusav, ������ interest, $l,o00.  April 20,���������Don,���������T. Ulark to D. O'Neil, no consideration mentioned.  April 20,���������Iron Mountain,���������II. B. Shorn to E.  L. Tate, i interest, 81,500.  April 20,���������Mountain View,���������G. Gilbert to I.  N. Peyton, i interest, $1,500.  NEW DENVER.  April 9,���������Monarch and Governor,���������E. Becker  to J. L. Retallack, ' interest, SI.  April 12,���������Miner Boy,���������J. J. Barclay to C. W.  McAnn, J interest, $1:  April 13,-St. Keverne ������, O. B. II. 1, Frosty J,���������  S. Norman to G. Clark, 91.  April 15,���������St. Keverne, O. H. B. I, Frosty i,  ��������� S. Norman to M. Landrigan, $1.  April, 15,���������Exetor 1, Keystone J,���������G. Clark to  M. Lundrigan, $1,  April 17,���������Antoine,���������J. H. Thompson to H.  Cody, i interest, $1.  MEW   LOCATIONS.  R0S8L.AND.  April 16,���������Emma Webber,���������H. Adams.  10,���������ljii Uegina,���������J. Albano.  10.���������Easter Monday,���������T. W, Stack. ���������  "    10,���������Kriiiin'a,���������W. L. MeKcii-ie and Antoine Guidottc.  "     17,���������Britannia,���������T. S. Pott.  "   - 17,���������Alice No. 3,���������A. M. Symous.  "     17,���������Helen No. 2.-.I. C. Haas.  "     18.���������Uncle Sam,���������S. J. Collee.  "     IS,���������Gem,���������J. Crumie.  "     18,���������Mispicklc���������T. Ulakney.  "     18,���������_liur Cliiof-5.���������ll...v������ite.  "     19,���������Snow Bird,���������I. Iv. liliiKiiui.  ������������������     in ���������No. 1, Leblanc Group,���������J.- Leblanc.  ��������� ���������     lV���������No. 2, Leblanc Group,���������L. Sweetser.  >'     i<V_No. 3, Leblanc Group,���������C. Stewart,  ��������� ���������   - iV���������Idaho Fraction.���������1>. A. Fraser.  "     19,-Syifdicate.-A. M. Lcitcli.  ������     m ���������Katie Putnam.���������P. C. McMillan.  "     20.���������Hiehiiioiid 2,���������J. Johnston.  "     'm���������Trilby,���������l'-O. McMillan.  "     22'���������Mountain Sprinc*,���������G. Petersen.  -     00 _|_ist Chance,���������B. Atkinson.  "     j''-lieechwood.���������G.IIieken.       '���������>  "     ���������>������������������silver Star,���������Jacob Stierle.  '������������������     _���������]'���������Vcnus.-rJ. CorriRan.  "     90 ���������Gold Bug 2,���������G. Eichmann.  ��������� ���������     ������������������_'���������Golden Lion,���������W. Saunders.  '    - **- - ��������� ������������������-   -T. F. Frank.  23,-  23,-  23,-  Loung.  Lane.  -Fairy Queen,���������John Gloyn.  -Ticer 2,���������A. B. Campbell.  -Wolverine 2,���������W. II. Harris.  AN ENGLISH PAPER ON B. C. MINES   The-LondoD-Board-of^TriuleJoumal,.  11 paper of large circulatiou and great  -weight, has a long article from its "own  correspondent" on B. C. mines*. The  following is its own editorial comment  .thereon. Its remarks about the Slocan  Star tunnel are of course inaccurate, but  the gist of the article cannot but help  this country: ,  "While the mineral resources of South  Africa, Western Australia and India are  receiving constant attention, it -is surprising that the mining. development of  British Columbia should be left entirely  tothe Americans.. The letter from our  Victoria correspondent calls special attention to ��������� the out look for investors iu  mines in that part of the world. Our  correspondent, we have reason to know,  is neither directly or indirectly, interested  in mines; and we should have a very-  strong objection' to booming one particular set of mines above all others.  What he has written is, we believe, the  result of strong.convictions, and careful  o study of ihe conditions existing iu  his  ' province. It seems scarcely possible to  convince outsiders, and particularly the  average British investor, of the extent  and richness of the minerals of. British  Columbia in gold and silver. In the dis'  trict of Kootenay their occurrence in  great bodies widely distributed is remarkable. The Silver King properties  were syndicated in England, and stocked  at $1,-00,000. The report of the expert  upon which the mine was negotiated is  available, and from this we gather that  the ore in sight will pay for the mine and  leave a surplus of several, times its cost.  This is the only property in which British  capital is largely interested, audit is only-  one of the great properties that are being  developed. The rest are in the hands of  Americans, who practically control the  mining industry in the southern part of  the province, and everything imported,  men and machinery, is American.. The  Slocan Star, for a sixteenth share in  which S100.000 was refused, has a tunnel  of several hundred yards working in  solid ore. This is perhaps the most remarkable property being developed, but  the richness of the ore is not less noteworthy, averaging .100 a ton at the  smelter. Picked ores run much higher.  There is certainly every reason to believe  that this will be the next great mining  country.- So much is thought of the  prospect, that three different liues of  railway have been built into the mining  districts of Kooteuay, which depend  solely upon the oie to come out for their  earnings, aud several more have been  projected.  _. THAU. -R1_KK.  Through some misunderstanding the  coinpletion-ot* the Monte Cristo deal  has been postponed.  The Surprise has been bonded for  .$13,000, payments to cover eight  mouths.  A contract has been let for a 50 foot  tunnel on the Mountain View.  - The survey (if lhe Columbia will be  completed today. The claim proves to  be snort.  It is reported that negotiations are  pending for the bonding of the Mugwump, the property of Joseph Ward,  for $12,000. * '  '��������� Mr. Hislop returned from the coast  last week.  _\V. H. Harris was in town last night.  He has staked a new claim called the  Wolverine 2, upon the great porphyry  dyke between Rossland and Lookout  Mountain. The claim makes an exceptionally fine showing, much of the  outcropping being solid ore.  The Josie commenced shipping ore  last week.  The cabin on the Columbia is nearly  completed and work will becommenced  on the lead in a few days.  The Kootenay is one of the best  prospects in the camp, the ore twenty  teet from the surface assaying 3 oz. in  gold, 3 per cent, copper and 2'ok. silver,  lhe body of ore is immense.  Postmaster St ussi savs that he intends to work the High Ore through  the season* The vein is now over two  feet in width.  Wednesday forenoon. After being  closeted for three hours the jury returned a verdict in favor of plaintiff.  The court, adjourned at 7 o'clock, all  cases having been disposed of.  Mr. A. Guthrie, of the firm of Foley  Bros. & Guthrie. St. Paul, contractors  ol the Kaslo-Slocan Ry., arrived bv  Wednesday's boat. Mr. Guthrie confirms the report-that construction will  commence in a few days.  One of the two scows being built  here is about completed and was  launched Friday afternoon.  Posters have been out calling a public meeting for Friday evening, for the  purpose, of making arrangements for  the proper celebration of Her Majesty's  birthday.  A double wedding was celebrated on  We<y-esday evening at the residence  ot Mr. David P. Kane. The couple-  joined in wedlock were Mr. David P.  Kane and Miss May Millington and  Mr. J. D. More and Miss Mabel Kane.  The Rev. Mr. Akehurst of Nelson performed the ceremony.  Messrs. Smith and Ewing have the  contract for removing the schoolhouse  from its present site, which was flooded  last year, to a more elevated part of  the town, where two lots have been  donated hy ex-mayor Kane. During  the time of reconstruction, which is  expected to occupy a month,., the  classes are being held in the old church.  Mr. A. J. Scott, the popular manager of the Kaslo Transportation and.  Stage Line Co., is confined to bed with  an attack of fever.  Mr. W. M. MacKeracher, B. A., late  of Montreal, missionery in charge of  the   Robertson Presbyterian  Church,  The Colorado Legislature has passed a  oil] creating a State bureau of mines aud  appropriating 814,000 for its first year's  expenses.  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE.  Work has been  find M. -  resumed on the P.  on  now in process of  The Nickel Plate is still closed  account of the surface water.  The working staff on the War Eagle  has been increased. Ore shipments  have been resumed.  Robert J. Bealey, agent for the  townsite, has removed to the oflice in  his building on Columbia Avenue. -  A baseball club is  organ izution.  The work of removing the bluff at  the west end of Columbia Avenue is  progressing. Some of the windows of  the Customs House have been shattered by the blasts.  Waterworks are badlv needed.  The new posit oflice will be ready for  occupation the first of next week; The  box keys have arrived and the boxes  are daily expected.  So many claims have been recorded  during the past fortnight that our recorder, Mr. John Kirkup. has run out  of affidavit blanks.  Mrs. John Kirkup rejoined her husband in Rossland las week.  NEW DENVER.  J. A. Finch has resumed work on  the Wonderful, ten men being put on  this morning. "   '  Work has been started on Cuuiinings  & Richardson's bonded warehouse at  the* Denver'Siding. Two teams with  surapers are employed in digging the  .cellar, _w h.i.eh __wiH__be_40_x_4__ fee t__a lid.  10 feet deep..  Forty-two men are cutting right of  way aud, putting in bridges- on the  tramway line to the Idaho and Alamo  mines. -      .'   .  Mr. Marpole was at Three Forks  this week and the report is general  1 hat his visit was to inquire into the  necessity of extending the Nakusp and  Slocan Ry. to Cody Creek or Sandon.  We understand that Mr. Marpole did  say that the extension might be necessary, but that nothing would be done  till June or July, by which time Sir W.  Van Horne will have looked over the  ground.  Every week some entertainment is  got up in New Denver and those inclined for social gaiety can he sure of  one. evening's pleasure, in the week.  Last week'the ladies gave a pink tea,  followed by a concert, and this week  the band gave an afternoon concert on  Tuesday, while yesterday a dance was  held at Shannon Hall.  W. F. McCulloch has paid a short  visit to'Denver, but caught cold and  has gone to the Hot Springs. He will  later on visit Trail Creek.  A verandah is to be built round the  Newmarket Hotel, which will improve  the appearance of the .hotel considerably.  Dr. Brouse, who was medical officer  on the construction.works, will settle  here and open a practice "as a doctor.  He intends shortly also to erect a hospital.  KASLO.  arrived  in   town on   Wednesday last  and commenced his duties on Sunday.  c  . .  THRKE FORKS.  Further work on the new lower tunnel ofthe Slocan Star has shown a  splendid body of ore. There are ten  teet of concentrating ore and about  six teet of clean galena. The hanging  wall is not yet reached. The Slocan  Star today is a mine of the first quality. It is estimated that there is at  least three million dollars worth of ore  in sight.  On the J5th inst. 8 cars of ore were  shipped from Kevelstoke station; 7 cars  "n the 17th; and 8 cars 011 the 18th. The  whole number of cars was 2?,, and thev  continued 405 tons of ore. It all came  dom the Slocan. and was consigned to  :l>e smelter at OmaLa. The mines represented were���������tbe Slocan Star by 7  ears, Alamo G, No. Five 2, Idaho 7, and  tlie Alpha 1 car.  There is au unusual movement among  gold prospectors, and thousand- of meu  are exploring in every direction. Eastern and southern Oregon, northeastern  Washington, central Idaho, the upper  Pend d'Oreille, Trail Creek, and north of  the Columbia Reservation, to the headwaters of the Skagit, and coastward along  the Alaskan line toward the Arctic circle,  an army of men is scattered through the  northern country. Throughout the long  clear summer the million square miles  northward from the California line and  eastward from the coast to Long. "104������ W.,  will be traversed.��������� Mining aud Scientific  Press.  The latest ne-v gold discovery is reported from Alberni, Vancouver's Island,  where it is stated quartz taken from the  Mountain Rose claim assayed as high as  8900 to the ton, the lowest result being  given at $40.  Manager Stoneham, of the West Australian gold fields, writes that water can  be had anywhere uow for four pence  per gallon. This is certainly a boon; now  that it is known that water only costs  eight cents a gallon the California rush .... .  to the Coolgardie gold fields will take the j first  form of an exodus.  PAYMENT OF CORONERS JURIES.  Log-  MIDWA-.  Mr. J. McNicol recorded the Hecla, an  eastern extension of the Great Hesper,  ou April Gth. There is a four foot vein  and the quartz is well mineralized.  Captain R. C. Adams, of Montreal, is  sending out his son, Walter C. Adams, B.  A. Sc, to Midway, to attend tohisminiug  interests at Boundary and Osovoos. He  desires to let a contract to sink a shaft on  the Cordiek claim in Summit camp, and  ._? J)roP0__-!_ *������ L.a*_e tl]e claim surveyed  graduate*. of McG'll College, Montreal,  and ma> be available during the summer  to make reports 011 mining properties.  A few days since M. W. T. Smith came  down from Summit camp and brought  a sample of ore that those conversant  with the ores of the two districts claim  was identical in appearance to that fouud  at Trail Creek. Whether it assays the  same remains to be proven.  Briar Creek is the name given to the  new camp, situated between the Providence and Summit camps, by the discoverers of the.Big Windy mineral claim,  Messrs. Tkomet, Behaermen and Peterson, who recorded the Big Windy on  April 5. There is a three and u half foot  vein, which shows quite an amount of  native copper.���������Advance.  The Montreal Hydraulic Gold Mining  Company has incorporated at Cariboo,  "to acquire the property of the Montreal  and British Columbia Prospecting and  Promoting Company, Limited, certain placer mining properties in Cariboo  and to operate the same." Capital stock,  *2-0,000. Trustees, P. A. Peterson and  J. Kennedy of Montreal, J. M. Browning,  F. C. Iunes and S. O. Richards of Vancouver.  During the winter forty-eight men have  been washing the banks of the Lardeau,  B. C, for gold. Two men took out $3,000  in dust aud nuggets between them, aud  all have made good wages. Some of the  nuggets taken out were worth 925 each.  A large quantity of float, carrying gold,  was found in the -creek, and the miners  will combine and prospect the mountains  with the intention of discovering the  ledge from whence came the quartz.  LOCAL   NEWS.  MIXING   N0T.'S.  (From our exchanges.)  Mr. Tom Taylor has been appointed  mining recorder of the Trout Lake district. -���������  A claim, carrying chiefly copper, has  been located by Rickards & Thompson  on Ingram mountain.'   .  Free milling ore has been found at the  bottom of the tunnel on the Anarchist  claim, Camp McKinney.  Considerable work is being doue on the  Defiance, Providence camp, a continuation of the Last Chance.    -  Ten locations were entered nt the  Kettle River recorder's ollice in March".  aud three certificates of work filed.  ���������The Monarch claim, Gieenwood camp,  has been bonded to P. A, Largey, of  Butte, Mont, for $10,000, 81,000 paid  down.  Eight or ten companies will work in  Trout Lake country this summer. Ore  will probably be ah pped from the Black  Prince.  The Gertrude Gold mining company,  of Spokane, with a capital stock of ������500,-  000, intends operating iu the-Slocan .this  summer.0  O. D. Hoar, manager, of the Columbia  and Kooteuay mining company, has gone  up to start extensive work near Trout  Lake city.  It. is' reported that Col. Peyton has  secured a bond on the Duncan and Lardo,  two claims in the W'agner group in the  Lardeau or Trout Lake district. The  amount of the bond is ������15,000. ���������   ���������  -  There is' quite an excitement over  the Slate Creek mining camp in Washington, near the international boundary,  and on the summit of the Cascades. The  ores are chiefly freemilliug gold.  John Cloonan, of San Francisco, who  reported on Holdeu hydraulic mine,  Smith Creek, Big Bend, has returned to  Revelstoke. The hydraulic plant will  probably be put in this summer.  Some prospectors will likely go to  Champion Creek, which falls into the  Columbia about live miles  ^ Owing to the compulsory absence of  -oniere'nce'or tile iv������etiioui-i'i.uiii-cii ni  B' C. I here; will be no services for three  weeks succeeding this notice in the  Methodist Church.  The appeal court in Victoria has reversed, the decision of Mr. Justice  Crease in Brown v. Jowett and has  ordered the defendant to be personally  liable for the costs in the administration "of the McDonald estate.  The celebrated Bon Ton case was  decided on Monday last when a verdict  was given in favour of Capt.' Adams  and his partners. This case has been  before the courts so long that it has  become historical... The details, however, were mere matters of evidence  and contained uo dispute upon a point  of mining law.  No one can deny that the people of  Nelson are public spiritea.. In other  towns when anything is wanted the  municipal council or other body is invoked, with more or less success.  Here in Nelson we have no municipal  council, thank God, and when folks  want a thing they do it themselves.  For instance a sidewalk is badly wanted  from Baker street up Kootenay  street to the Presbyterian Church and  then along Victoria street. Messrs.  Clements and Hamilton have started  the work and other public spirited  individuals are chipping in. Tbe new  work will be a great improvement to  the town.  The new time table on the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard Railway commences tomorrow. Trains will run from North-  port to Nelson three times a w.eek, ou  Tuesdays, Thursdays aud Saturdays returning on Mondays, Wednesdays aiid  Fridays, leaving Five Mile point at 8.15  a. in. (and Nelson about 9.1-0 a. tn.) The  run of the s. s. Nelson will be altered iu  consequence. She will meet all trains ou  the N. & F. S. lly., and run to Bonnet's  Ferry on Mondays and Fridays returning  on Tuesdays and Saturdays. She will  also make, local runs from Kaslo to Nel-.  son and back on .Wednesdays and Thursdays. The new time table will be published next week.  AC'i-isix-il l)erelict.-A Hood  Indian.���������Death  of Sir Joseph Needliniii.  W. Atkinson was killed at  Mills  ging camp, Sechelt Inlet.  The Dominion Express Co. has opened  offices at Nakusp, Roseberv and Three  Forks.  Sir Joseph Needham for. many years  chief justice of Vancouver Island is dead  at the age of 82.  The body of Chief' Capilano who has  been missing for some days has been  found off Brockton Point. He had wisely  governed his thrifty tribe for upwards of  20 years.  Eleven acres of ground are being cleared at Oak Bay, Victoria, by the tramway  company as a recreation ground. A  grand stand will be erected capable of  accommodating 2000 people.  The coroner's jury in the case of the  Swiss boy, Roy, whose remains were  found ou the ranch of farmer Jones, at  Cloverdale, declared that he was murdered by a gun fired from behind, three  months ago.  A capsized derelict has been seen near  Cape Flattery and it is feared that it will  turn out to be the sealing schooner  "Behring Sea." There is no sign of the  crew which was composed of five white  men from Seattle and 14 Indians.  One of the first acts of Chief Justice  Davie at the sitting of the Appeal Court  in Victoria was to call on those cases  which brought counsel furtlus'  from their homes so as to inconvenience  them as little as possible. This is a dis-  tiuct advantage to dwellers on the mainland.  The poll ut the Alberni-Cowichan  election has resulted so far as follows:  T. A. Wood 154, G. A. Huff 99. The polling stations in the Alberni district where  Mr. Huff resides have yet to be heard  from, and as there are 70 or 80 votes  there, the contest may be close. The  matter is purely one of personal interest,  as both gentlemen are supporters of the  preseut government  Consideration has been given to the  question of the payment of coroners juries  with the result that the British Columbia  Gazette contains the following notice, by  which it will be seen that the government has recoguizod the justice of the  contention put forward, aud has acted  accordingly:  "His Honor the Lieutenant-Govenor  in Council, under the provisions of the  'Fees Act,' and by virtue of all powers  and authorities thereto enabling, has been  pleased to order that the fe-*������-".nri__ii___-  ances in the following rw^der the conditions in the said regulation specified.  "Every coroner shall, in transmitting  an inquisition to the Attorney-General's  department, furnish a report of the names  of jurors and witnesses who have been  required to serve at a distance of three  miles or more from their residences (with  particulars), and also a statement of the  time occupied by the proceedings, and  any special circumstances affecting the  services rendered by such jurors or witnesses.  "Such report-shall be subject to 11 revision by the department, aud jurors aud  witnesses who are held to be entitled  thereto shall receive the same fees as they  would be entitled to if attending an assize  and tbe same allowance for expenses,  which shall be verified by their statutory  declaration." . ���������>  THE PHILHARMONIC CONCERT.  -A--BR-EAGH-OF-GOOD--M-A-N-NERS--  NEWS OF THE WORLD.  '^Arrangements are beingj made for M.  Faure; President of the French Republic  to visit the Queen at Windsor.  Queensland is inviting tenders for a  3% per cent loan of ������1,250,000 at a  minimum of-97}.- -  Vacant houses, stores and hotels that  have been closed for some time are  being rented daily. Ou Front street  the Lake View Hotel is being fitted up  for the reception of guests. The two  upper storeys of the Columbia are also  let and will be occupied in a few days.  On A Avenue Mrs. Taylor has furnished rooms for boarders in the McDonald building, adjoining Green  Bros.' block. Real estate and engineers'offices have also been opened up | ^_diug and asses;iraent work will be  during the week A general feeling of ; do_e _������0Q_ Qp tWQ cl���������hus Th fl__t or���������  prosperity prevails. j di8COTered waa jn 1891, but the place was  The County Court   opened   in   the f inaccessible.  ?������T5^^-" .^S^L =���������_���������*:!    The new mining law for Arizona  The forenoon  Havana dispatches say that the Cuban  rebellion is spreading but the insurgents  are badly armed.  A Seoul dispatch says a plot has been  discovered to dethrone the King of Corea  1 in favor of his nephew Li Shue  The conspirators have been arrested  Mrs. Vanderbilt, the divorced wife of  W. K. Vanderbilt, expressed no surprise  when she was asked if she was about to  bove Trail j marry Belmont, and declined to answer.  j Anarchist plots to assassinate Pre.J-  [ dent Faure on his visit to Havre have  I been discovered, and-infernal machines  i have been found in two places  in Paris.  Umra Khan the troublesome chief in  Northern India has been subdued by Sir  Robert Low.   He is driven to bay in the  When a man comes to make his  living in a/ country, it is not good to  insult the institutions of that country.  If we did not know that the editor of  the Kaslo Prospector was an alien and  that he has only recently moved to Kaslo after failing to make a hit in one or  two other places that he has tried, the  article which appeared in his paper of  of the 25th headed "Court at. Kaslo,"  might be looked upon iis a deliberate,  attempt to insult the Court. We=feel  sure that the good people of Kaslo,  who after long effort have at last succeeded in getting the Court to sit in  their town,'must be heartily ashamed  ofthe papei, which is one of their most  recent importations. The writer's ignorance of the proper appellation* of  the Judge might appear funny if written as a report to a paper on the other  side, but ii.is only rude here, and appearing as it does in a British journal  shows that its editor is unfit to conduct it. The sneering reference to our  well beloved Queen, who is respected  in every country on earth, of whatever nature its government may be, is  simply not to be tolerated. The paper  which uses it ought to be boycotted  until it learns better manners. The  writer further proves his unfitness as a  journalist by showing his extreme ignorance of the matter he is writing  about. We believe the only members  of the. bar present at Kaslo ' were  Messrs. McAnn, Elliot and Kerr. The  Prospector further makes a deliberate  display of its ignorance of journalistic  etiquette by deliberately mispelling  Mr. Elliot's' name, we say deliberately,  because the proper way of .spelling it  could be at once ascertained on reference to any directory.. It is at least a  Yun. .journalist'- duty to know how to spell  the names of barristers practicing 'in  wn district  A new departure in the  musical line  was made on Thtisday last,   when the  Nelson Philharmonic Society performed Cowen's well known  cantata,  "St.  John's Eve," to a large and appreciative audience.   The theory that only  the lighter kind of music goes down in  Nelson is at an end.   Not that Cowen's  music is heavy.    It is not.   It is extremely light and sparkling,  but it is  at the same time a step above ballads  and. several steps above negro niins-  trelsy.    The   audience   were supplied  with   an   elaboiale   programme   containing the libretto of the cantata, and  that it was followed  closely was evidenced by the crackling of the paper  when the leaves were turned over.  The story called on the title page  an "Idyll," is an exceedingly feeble  plot constructed oh the fable that  if a girl wears a rose on St.  John's Eve her future husband will  be the man who plucks it from her  dress. The words, however, serve to  embody some very bright music, particularly the opening chorus' "Bring  branches from forest," the Bonfire  chorus and the Invocation in Scene III.  lhe solos were sung by Mrs. Troup  (soprano) Mrs. Goepel (contralto) G. R.  Robson (tenor) and H. B. Perks (bass).  lhe chorus consisted of (soprano) Mes-  dames Akehurst, Chapman, Hodson,  McFarlaiid, Oakes, Wilson and Miss  Delmage; (contralto) Mesdames Day,  Stewart and Miss Sharp; (tenors) R. ���������  Hlundell, J. E. Turner and C. Walcroft;  (bass):H. S. Akehurst, C. Cregan, Geo.  Morden, C. St. Barbe and P. Turner. Mr. W. J. Goepel look the organ  part and Miss Sharp and P. B. C. Tur-  '*,*->' divided the piano accompaniments.  Mrs. Troup's fine rendering of the air,  "Say what dost thou bear," in.the  second act, showed off her voice to  great advantage, and Mrs. Goepel's  singing of the legend in the first scene  earned her well merited applause. Mr.  Perks sang his best in "A lover if bold,"  but unfortunately a severe cold prevented Mr. Robson giving, anything  like the effect of which he is capable  to his numbers. It was plucky ofhinr  to come and do his best, but it was  evident that he was singing under a.  great disadvantage. The whole was  under the conductorship of W. A.  Jowett, whose reputation in that capacity is pretty well known in many  parts of Canada. The society is fortunate to have Mr. Jowett as generalissimo, but it could not possibly have  performed    the     piece    if    it    was  n0t_������ 1.!cky eno'-Bl1 to number Mr.  1. B. C. Turner among its "members.  During' the several weeks of Mr.  lowett's absence Mr."Turni-r tookUie__  -r������������������KKTO���������Ty^lFf���������t������������l���������" . ��������� 11 ���������Til���������X���������-  stand that the next performance of the  society will be in the direction of an  operetta, such as "Pinafore." or "Rip  Van Winkle," but it is hard to  see how they are going to do it as  there is not at present a suitable  building in the town. On the whole  Nelson is to be congratulated on ils  new society and it may look forward  to many pleasant musical evenings in  the future.  1-LAT1NI'M PRODUCTION.  The increasing demand for platinum,  more especially in the manufacture of incandescent electric lamps, gives great  importance to this metal and its sources  of supply. It is widely diffused, being  found, iu almost every mining region in  the world, usually minutely disseminated  in serpentine rocks or their debris, but  only in the Ural mountains, Russia, does  it occur in grains, and only in those  mines is it thus secured in any considerable quantity with accompanying profit.  In Brazil and Columbia, South America,  Sinaloa Mexico, various counties in  this State and Oregon, aud other localities on this continent, native platinum  occurs, almost invariably in-gold sand  or gravel. Thirty years ago platinum  was quoted at ^LoO an ounce, it steadily  appreciated iu price till "11 corner" in  '89 sent it up to $17.50 au ounce. That  enormous figure of course occasioned  great activity, and three years ago the  price went. down to $7.50 an ounce.  Since that there have.been the usual re-  bouiid- and reactions that have affected u  everything made or mined iu the world  except gold; platinum is worth -to-day  .10.50 an ounce, aud it is" uot. likely it  will ever be less, as the practical supply  seems limited while the demand must  necessarily increase.  About ten years ago placer" miners on  the Similkameeu river, British Columbia,  were bothered - with a stuff' they called  "white iron" and threw it away, as valueless. The Mining and. Scientific Press  investigated the subject, with the result  that the apparently worthless by-product  was found to be platinum. As usual it  was in placer ground, but Prof. Dawson's  explorations gave color to the assumption that the belt of diorite cut by the  stream at the point where the platinum  was found was lhe matrix of that metal,  and that it would be found in - place,  while Blake, Van Cotta and others held "  that it was" only au incidental product"  from debris of serpentine or peridote.  The Tulameen Improvement and Hydraulic Company was subsequently  organized and active operations prose,  cuted, hydraulicking the placers of the  Tulameen river with varying results. Of  late that company has doue little, but  will resume active work this season. - In .-  this instance, as in all  others except in  its a  ,  We regret that the offending  mini- j Russia, gold! is the principal inducement,  her of the'Prospector reached us  too 1 the platinum output .being but inciden-  laie for this note to appear in our edi- : t_].  lorial columns.      "���������   _ . j.   ft is believed that the. present annual  "_'._::  ! consumption  of platinum in    electrical  and other industries in this country approximates 50,000 ounces, nearly all of  which is imported.    It is found  in con-  S������kS? Pnr d&g^a = be" ! ������������F_ ������������ ^e locator to work his claim  of small cases.    In  the afternoon  the j or !-banuon-*'  case of Anderson vs. Terr ill et al was i    After July 1, the charge in  Montana :. mountains, but has been offered a safe  called and a jury^ empanneled.   This | for recording a quartz or placer, claim i asylum in India if he and his men snr-  case occupied  all the |afternoon and J will be ������2 instead of ������1 as at present.        1 render!  The owners of the Siunlk.-rneeu,  B. C, i  platinum mines claim that  theirs is  the j  seco. d largest deposit of  the mineral in , u-^ ^j* iridosnline in]>atte PlumaS)  the world.   Active work is to be carried   Sij,kiyonf Tr-uity  and Tuolumine coun-  1 ties iu this State, aud its great present  ! value (about on**:-l_alf that of gold) gives  ' it proportional importance.���������Mining and  i Scientific Press.  on this summer.  . J. Coryell and McCarren have located  I two new claims in Smith's cainp, South  ] Okanagan. ' THE MINER, NELSON, B; C, SATURDAY,, APRIL 27,   1895.  A VA-ci^TINE.  Ml  ���������**.���������  What would j kimi:1 you,  O fi-icnd ot iniue?  Clustors ol' ljlossoms  To smile and shine.  Pansics to gladden,  Roses to bless, ,  Lilius to .end in  Their frail loveliness.  But snowdrifts havo hidden  All beauty away.  "Not a smile's in the country  This winter day.  .Everything's waiting  To smile by and by,  When summer's returning  With bluo sunny sky.  But, dear, I can never  Forget you, you know,  When winter is frowning  And chilly winds blow.  80 I am sending;  Dear heart, to you  Wishes most tender  And love most true.  ���������Womanklndl.  THE MAHATMAS.  The storm showed no signs of abatement. The snow, driven by tho wind,  had found its way here and thero  through tho "chinking" of the cabin  and lay in miniature drifts upon tbe  floor, the fine/dry crystals sparkling in  the firelight. We were fairly -warm and  comfortable where we sat on our rolls  of blankets, placed upon the rudely  laid rough hearthstones, but ton feet  baok from the fire the air was bitterly  raw and cold.  Tired though wo all were from the  day's rough journey, there was but little temptation to leave the comparative  comfort of the fireside for the hard,  drafty bunks which awaited us, and  Calkins and I still sat drowsily listening to the theosophist as lie discoursed  monotonously of reincarnation, Karma-  Loca, and kindred topics.  He was a fidgety, clean shaven little  man, with weak eyes, long iron gray  hair and a pasty complexion. Ho spoke  in a confidential half whisper, lest he  should awaken his unsympathetic  friend, the professor, rolled in his blankets near by, and provoke controversy.  "A mahatma," he said hesitatingly,  in answer to my inquiry, ' 'is a being  difficult of exact or satisfactory definition to a mind unfamiliar with at least  the elements of esoteric philosophy and  unattuned to the harmonies of oriental  thought. He has been tersely but inadequately described as 'one who by intense self absorption has attained supernatural powors aud faculties.' Ho is of  the 'Illuminati,'of tho 'Brothers,' an  'Adept,' in tho occult senso. Developed  and perfected by a spiritual asceticism,  he finds himself able to read -nature's  oooult laws, to pass unhindered from  one distant place to another in the  twinkling of an eye, to melt from view  and reappear at pleasure, to surround  himself with phantasms"���������  "What do you call 'em what does all  this?" queried Calkins, with awakening  plied the theosophist, not relishing the  interruption.  "I run against a pair of 'em onco  way out on the desert oast of 'Old  Woman's Springs,' and I recolleot well  how they done me. That's why I  asked," explained Calkins.  "A pair of zuabatmas! 'Done'you I  Impossible!" exclaimed the theosophist.  "Well, if you say it's impossible, I  reckon that settles it," said Calkins,  and he spat aggressively into the white  ashes in the fireplace.  "But, my dear sir," remonstrated the  theosophist in a conciliatory tone, "I  did not, of course, intond to suggest any  doubt of the perfect sincerity of your  assertion. But the idea of your having  met two of these phenomenally gifted  beings and of their having, as you say,  ~'dbne  Tyou "strucknine^'fo. "the"l_~o__-_rt7  yon know���������merely for the moment���������as  ���������well���������as certainly most remarkable.'������������������"  "Well, it was just that," said Calkins, softened. "It was, as you say, the  remarkablest racket, considered all  round, I ever was in, and I'll allow I've  seen more astonishin things in my time  than most men."  "Would you mind giving us the particulars of your experience, Mr. Calkins?" urged the theosophist, with genuine interest.   .  "Well," said Calkins after a moment's pause and with tho tone and air  - of overcoming a reluctance to speak  further on the subject,"with,.< a man  who didn't know me"���������ho had met the  theosophist that ovoning for tho first  time���������"and hadu't the loan-in and understands to tiicklo such matters I'm  froe to allow I'd hesitate to give 'em  -this account. But with you it ..scorns  different somehow. You'll seo tho boar-  in's of it as p'r'aps some wouldn't.  "I had a claim about 40 miles southeast of Old Woman's springs, and there  was a rock 'tank' within a.milo-where  I could get water for camp use. I'd rigged up an arastra near tbe 'tank, 'and  had been packin ore down from tho  claim with the ono mulo I had, and  then turned him into harness to-run the  arastra, but it niade the work hard and  slow both for mo and him.  "So after I'd made one pretty good  run out of about a ton and :a quarter���������  I got three balls of. amalgam, which,  , When I'd roasted and hammered 'em,  weighed risin ten ounces���������I started to  go in from the desert, cash my bullion  and.buy some burro to pack with.  ''It was/well into November when I'd  finished my run  aiid started'1 to  come  Jn, and tho nights was gettin too sharp  for  sleopin  out with  any comfort.    I j  planned to  make Higgins Wells  first I  night out, for theie was an  old stone ;  cabin there, half built into tho side hill, j  without much roof, to be sure, but fur- j  . nishin Eome cover ' and givin a shelter  fromitbe wind.  "Well, I cached my tools.and powder  and straightened things out at camp before leavin, arid so didn't get started  until well on toward noon. It took about  eight hours steady hustlin to get to the  Wells, but I knew I had a moon to  tuvttl with when the son want down,  so I didn't feel hurried, though tho days  was gettin short.  "About sundown it grew raw right  away, and then the mountains to the  east and every little knob and buttc  stood out sharp, with a chilly dead light  on 'em, like they was gettin purple witli  thecold. Thero wasn't a cloud nowhere  to be eeon, nor a breath of wind stirrin,  and I know it was goin to be a still,  pinchin, frosty night, aud I buttoned  my coat up tight, and for the first time  on tho trip begun to hurry up my nmlo.  "Just after sundown on a clear, sharp  night's the lonesomost time to be trav-  eliu on tho dosort when you'ro by yourself. .With tho dusk comin on and the  rod fadin out in the sky you feel somehow liko evorytliin in the world but  just yon and your mulo had been stone  dead for a hundred years, aud feelin that  way your animal gets to bo groat company. When the moon come np, it was  somo choerfuller, but I felt glad enough  when I scon tho buttoWhere tho Wells  and the stono cabin was and thought of  a fire and blankets.  "When I'd got to within p'r'aps a  quarter mile of tho cabin, I seo some-  thin I never seen before aud couldn't  no ways account for. It was like along,  wavy lino of mist, comin from the east,  ruovin through tho air just above tho  ground and makin for tho butte faster'n  a locomotivo and straight's a bee flies I  "It didn't look like mist exactly  neither, but more like a string of misty  figures, with long, while streamers  blowin out behind 'em on the wind 1 I  scarcely had timo to spoo'lato what it  was, when just by the cabin it melted  away and disappeared altogether. The  air was clear and as dry as a bone, so I  knew it couldn't bo just a flyin vapor  I'd seen, and besidos there was nary  breath of wind to drive it.  "While I was wonderin at all this, a  light broke out of the-cabin door and  through the little window, like some  one had just started a fire inside. Then  next I seo a campfire flame up, just  down tho hill by tho Wells, and men  and animals movin about near by. I  thought it was queer I hadn't seen 'em  till just that minute, for the country  was open all round, and up to now there  hadn't been a sign of life anywhere.  "Then I says to myself, 'Most likely  it's a prospectin party, and they was  hid by the willows growin round the  Wells,' but somehow this explanation  didn't satisfy me, and I rodo up toward  the cabin, feelin glad at the prospect of  company, but still wonderin considerable. Tho place had got to be sort of  public property ever since old man Higgins died, and I didn't feel no kind of  delicacy in ridin right up to the door,  even if there was some one'ahead3of  me. So I dismounts, unsaddles, and  after hobblin tho mule steps in.  "I'll never forget how all struck stiff  I was by the sort of old man I seo stand-  in by the fire aud just star tin to conic  toward me, with both hands stretched  out and a smile on like he'd boon ox-  pectin me. But when he seen who 1  m-~ i._u,-i,_,-_-_,a r._-������._ _\M?��������� *���������__"> ___MJ/*  pointedlike, and his hands dropped,  and then I see he'd thought I was somebody else ho was waitin for.  "He was dark comploxionod aud very  old, judgin from his--long whito beard  and the wrinkles on his face, but ho  was tall and as straight as a tampin  stick, and his eyes, though deep in the  sockets, was as bright as a hawk's, but  kind and friendly, I thought. He was  dressed out queerer'n any man ever I  see outside of a tho-a-ter.- His head was  wrapped all about with great strips of  whito muslin, which bulged out all  round in a roll. He was buttoned up.  close in a long dull yeller colored,  quilted silk overcoat, with a broad fur  collar, and his shoes was red and turned  up in long points at the toes.  "I seen at the first glance he was  spmethin out of the common and wasn't  no prospector, but what ho was I couk!i_']T  make out neither. I said 'Good evening'  arid he said 'Good eveuin' back, pleasant  enough, but speakiu queer, like he  wa'n't much used to speakin, English.  Then he motioned me, lookin very hos-  pit-ablo, to take a seat in one of the  three old rawhide bottomed chairs before tho fire, which I done with a 'Thank  you,'for somehow, without bein anyways uppish, tho old man acted liko he  owned the whole place, and I felt some-  how^liko ho did too. Well, when I sot  down, he set down and muriiblod somo-  thin I didn't just make out, boin in a  language I'd- never hoard bofore, and,  though lookin pleasant an sniilin, be  seemed sort of abscntniindod and kopt  lookin toward thc door, liko ho was ex-  pectin somo one.  "Whilo I was gazin at him and wonderin who and what ho was, and where  ho como from, and was makin np my  mind how to lead tho conversation round  kind of dolicato up to them points, I  was startled clean through by seoin the  old man's chair suddenly got empty���������  that's tho clearest I can put it���������and  findiu him standiu just outsido the cabin  door lookin" off over tho desert.. He  hadn't got np from that chair, so far as  I could see, and there ho was, 20 feet  away from it, without" so much as stirrin a leg. "Naturally thisexcited my curiosity considerable. And I got up and  went to tho door, too, to see what tho  <r-ld man might bo up to next. Ho was  gazin off toward the south, and I hadn't  more'n just looked that way, too, when  I see what took"my breath away.  "Thero was another of thorn misty,  wavy processions kitin in through the  air from tho south and makin dead for  the cabin. Before I'd a chance "to rub  my eyes and look again it had got close  to the door, melted away, and another  queer dressed old man was embracin th**  first one, the two of 'em standiu there  within five feet of mo. Next second  they was sittiu together inside the cabin, in the chairs' bofore the fije, never  havin got there in no natural manner,  with me standiu just in and fillin up  the doorway^ and only realizin where  they'd gone to when I heard 'em talkin  foreign languages behind me.  "I was gettin sort of used to this 'little joker' business aud begun to feel  ready for most auy thing in the sorpriain j  NELSON  LOTS  '<������*  1  A neiv Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sate in  NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Price-, Maps. etc.. to  FRANK FLETCHER  Land CommissioncrC. & IC. lly. Co., Nelson/B.C  lino. But I hadn't; seen just nothin yet  to what was coiiiin. Seein the two old  gon'lomen was busy talkin ovor a roil  of parchment with queer letters and  figures on it, which tho second old man  had brought along with him,' I thought  it would be considerate to let 'em bo  alone together forawhilo, and I stepped  out and down toward the campfire to  try and pick up some points thero aud  take a look at tho animals.  "I fouud four men standiu close  round the fire, tryin to keep warm, two  of 'em dressed somethin liko tho old  gen'lenian I'd seen when I first como,  only plainer, and two of 'em rigged out  liko the other one, with black sombreros  and wrapped up in garments lookin liko  Mexican serapes. There was about a  dozen animals, all told���������three white '  mules and one coal black ono, and the  rest was lino, stout, big necked burros.  My mule had got friendly with throe of  the finest in tho whole outfit, and they ;  was nibblin round apart from the rest,  like they'd been raised together. Right  away I begun thiukin that if I could get  hold of thorn throe it would mako just  tho packin outfit I was lookin for, and  then I could quit my trip in off the desert,-go right back to the arastra and  make "another run or two. Then I could  start in with considerable of a stake  aud not have to come right away back,  as I'd been intendin.  "So, havin this in mind, I told tho  men by tho firo what I wanted and  showed 'em the biggest ball of bullion  I had���������wcighiu closo on to five ounces  ���������and.offered it for tho three, burros,  pointin 'em out.- After about a minute  they seemed to catch ou, and lookin powerful solemn pointed up to the' cabin,  as much as to say I'd havo to seo tlio  boss. So I just went on up, and steppin  in found the old gen'lenien where I'd  left 'em still talkin 16 to tho dozon  over tho roll of parchment with .the  queer figures on it. They didn't pay no  attentiou to me comin in at all, thoy  was so took up with what they was  talkin of, but I stood by waitin i'or a  lull in tho conversation, and when it  man in the yeller silk overcoat I told  him, plain as I could, what I wanted  and showed him tlio five ounce ball to  let him know I meant business and was  willin to pay well for what I got.  "He looked at me in the samo sort of  absentmintled way he did when I first  seen him, but he smiled and nodded  like ho meant 'Yes' and said somethin I  didn't just got onto, but it seemed clear  to me from his way of goin on that it  was all right about tho burros, and then  I handed him tho five ouneo ball. Ho  wouldn't tako it to begin with, but me  insistin, and the second old man gettin  impatient���������at meinterruptin their talk,  I reckon���������he bowed and smiled again  very pleasant and dropped the ball kind  of carelesslike into a little fancy cloth  bag he woro for a pockot fastened on  the belt round his waist. Then ho wont  right-on talkin again with-thoothcr old-  man just liko I wa'n't round,.and bed  clean forgot me aud my business.  Findiu I wa'n't in it with the old men,  I started to go down and seo the burros  I'd bought, feolin very well pleased  with the trade . Just then the necro-  mancin begun all over again, only this  time for keeps, as you'll see. They was,  as I've said, both talkin together very  earnest, sittiu iu the chairs beforo the  fire, and when I turned to go out thoy  was thoro still, but as.I stepped outside  thero they both was, miraculously, outside, too, aiiead of me,, embracin antl  carryin on like they was savin goodby. ���������  "Then things'begun dcvelopin pretty  lively. When tho old gen'leinon had  wound up tho'goodby act, thoy stands  facin each other, both of 'em holdin up  their hands and lookin up into tho sky.  Then thoy-says somo foreign words together, liko :t was a verso they was ro-  peatin, and thon���������thoro wa'n't iio old  mon standiu thero at all.  "I looked down toward tho campfire  and all about, and thoro wa'n't a livin  thing iu sight. Not a man, nor a mulo,  nor a burro! But goin through tlio air  liko a streak���������one toward the east and  one toward the south���������was two of thorn  cloudy lines of figures, with the misty  streamers wavin, liko I'd seen 'em when  the old men first come.  "Yes, sir. overything was gone, pretty  noar, but me, and the cabin, and the  .campfire. Not only them two designin  old men0 and their circus outfit, but  with 'em the three burros I'd just  bought and paid lor, myfivo ounce ball  of bullion and actually tho mulo I'd  como on. "When tho rest of the party  blew off in that interestin way, ho'd  somehow got caught in tho draft, I suppose, and had to go along too.  "Next mornin early I started' out on  foot, packin my blankets, for Old Woman's springs. There I hired a burro and  went in to stay for tho winter. Now  you can see, sir," concluded Calkins,  addressing tho'theosophist impressively, "I wa'n't far oil:' when I said I'd  met a couple of them gifted bein's you  was talkin of, and tbat they didn't use  rue no ways squaro any way you look at  it."  "A most extraordinary experience,  Mr. Calkins, most extraordinary 1" ex-  olaimod the theosophist, with some ex  citeniout. "I shall want, with your permission, to tako notes of tho occurrence  for submission to our littlo Society For  Psychical Research at Boaconsvillo. I  believe, though, that through oven my  limited acquaintance with occult subjects I can put tho conduct of those  fenei'ablo men, whom you wero so fortunate as to encouutor at their desort  rendezvous, in quite a different light  Irom that in which you now regard it���������  that is, when I have had time to digest  fully frtio particulars of your most ro-  aArkable narrative."  "I said you'd seo the -flavin's of it,  as p'r'aps sonic would.-'t, you recollect, "'said Calkins, as, yawning, he  aroso with his blanket roll and turned  to his bunk.  As he moved from tho fire I thonght  I hoard a low, husky, little laugh, but  when I caught his eye he coughed unpleasantly and regarded me with a va-  caut, solemn stare.���������Edmund Stuart  Roche in Argonaut.  ECCENTRIC WAGEIIS.  TJ0  Furs, Hides, Pelts. Wool  CURIOUS BETS MADE BY PROMINENT  MEN IN OI-DLONDON.  A Contest Iu M_.<|Uer���������<liui; Which Went  to the Wrong Man���������Itcts on Eating and  Drinking���������Hut .Lord Lome Won the Ilest  of A\\ Theso Wagei-H..  Good* -oujht rifrh. ont; no eou*  mission charged.  Fair selection; Immediate returns, fj  Shipping' tag's furnished free upon ������j������  request. ';''  There is SO DUTY on Furs or any  other goods we handle. ;'  -SB-Write for Circular giving* Ship- *  pin.1 Directions and LATEST MAS*  XET FmiCBS.  Jas. McMillan d Co.  Incorporated.  MAIN HOUSE;  HELENA, MONT.  Cor. Carte * Botenii- Iti.  200*212 First Avenue North,      :������M__n-_n-_  WINNIPEG, MAN.  1781'rincMi St.  branches:  CHICAGO, ILL.       VICTORIA, B.C.  IS8 lichigM St ������ Ungler St.  So far as wo can go back into the  world's history, we find the rage for  making wagers prevalent. Tho Romans  had a groat inclination for betting, and  they had a conventional form of ratifying their contracts, which consisted in  taking from their finger the ring, which  tho higher classes invariably wore, and  giving it to tho keeping of some third  party. In tho old days some very extraordinary bets were made. Thomas  Hodgson and Samuel Whitehead wagered in tho castle yard, York, as to which  should assumo tho most original character. Umpires wero selected, whose  duty it was to decide upon the compara-  tijo**-,-^^*]^l������x-_JU^^_^ft*������������B iit,_yh.?.fe  appointed day Hodgson came before the  umpires decorated with   bank notes of  various value on his coat and waistcoat,'  a row of _. guinea notes and a long netted purso of gold around his head, while  a  pieco  of   paper  hearing  the words  ''John Bull" was attached to his back.  "Whitehead was dressed like  a woman  on one side; ono  half of his  face was  painted, and  ho wore a  silk  stocking  and slipper on ono leg.    Tho other half  of his face was blackened  to  resemble  tbat of a negro.    On tho corresponding  sido of his body he wore a gaudy long  tailed,linen coat, and his leg was cased  with leather breeches, with a boot  and  spur.    Much to tho astonishment of tho  crowd,   tho   stakes   were awarded  to  "John Bull."  Tho Duko of Queensbury laid a sin-  gnJar_jvagei_-\,ith-Sir_Chai'lcs-Buiibury-  about tho end of tho last century.    The  former was to prcduco a man who, was  to walk from his graco's houso in Piccadilly, Loudon, to tho ten mile stone  beyond Hounslow in the space of  three  hours, advancing four steps and at every fourth step retiring one stop backward.   Tho bot was for ��������������� 1,000.    Most  probably tho Duke of Queensbury had  borrowed tho hint from a'circumstanco  recorded  in   the history of Catherine  Medicis.   This celebrated and beautiful  queen mado a vow that if au enterprise  of conscquGiico in which she was engaged should terminate successfully she  would  send   a pilgrim  to   Jerusalem,  traveling on foot in tho manner do-  scribed:'- Having succeeded in her lirst  point, it remained to discover a man  with vigor and patience onoiigl) to nn-  dertako tho journey. A citizen of V.r-  berris, Picardy, presented himself and  promised most scrupulously to accom  plish the" vow. Hofullillod his engagement with great precision, of which the  queen was well assured hy thoso whom  sho had appointed to travel by his sido  and watch his motions. '  There was a notorious gambler at the  end of the last century who ruined himself.finally by a very extraordinary bot.  He had been playing with Lord Lorne.  Their stakes had been very high, and  luck had gone steadily against him. Exasperated at his losses, ho jumped up  from tho card table, and seizing a large  punch bowl said: 'For once I'll have a  bet when I've got a chance of winning!  Odd or even for 15,000 guineas?"  "Odd," replied tho peer calmly. The  bowl was dashed against the wall, and  on the pieces being counted there proved  to be an odd one.  -, Tho rash gambler paid his 15,000  gtfineas; but, if tradition be correct, it-  was only by selling tho last of his estates that he was enabled to do so.  Here is a reccnl of another wager: A  member of parliament bet a gentleman  well known ou the turf that- a man  should go from London to Edinburgh in  any mode he choso while another made  a million of dots with a pen aud ink  upon writing "paper.  Eating and drinking have at all times  been the subject of bets, aud we hear of  a courier, by name Aristocratic Tom of  the Old Lion, London, for -the trifling  bet of ji shilling uudgrtopk to drink j VICTORIA ST.  three gills of lamp oil of tho most ran- I  cid aud nauseous quality that could bo ]  procured, which ho performed with as I  much gusto and relish as if it had been  the most delicious cordial.   Tho money  he had won was immediately converted  into strong 'eer, which, with a penny  loaf soaked ni another portion of oil, he  likewise swallowed.   About two hours  after this repast for another wager he  swallowed 20 eggs with the shells in'20  minutes, but  tho last having a young  chicken in it ho complained it spoiled  his stomach.  Feats of strength, too, havo been a  fruitful source of wagering. In 1792 a  wager for ������50 was made between a Mr.  Hopkins and a Mr. Dalton that the  latter could not carry 500 sacks of flour  weighing 20 stono 20 yards in 12 hours.  Mr. Dalton began the undertaking, but  thero not boing a~sufli<;ient number of  sacks in the town he used but one weighing 20 stono 8 pounds, which ho carried  *.__    -lilVifl    .11-14     .. UJ     ������ 1    _  c,A ���������tf,    U1JV.1,    u./u  withstanding he carried above tho  weight and tho distance ono yard moro  than agree-' upon, the foat was performed with groat ease in seven hours  and 25 minutes. ���������Chicago Tribune.  c  ANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  &_  %  '���������-������Mi  <������������������-*  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, EASL0 and all Kootenay  Point.  To the Pacific Coast and to  the East.  Tlt.tl.V-  TO  AMI   Fltll.H  *-il'|.<-<������������  DAILY.  Surprised, but Equal to It.  Tho marshal in a western town had  occasion to arrest four or five ugly citizens, and ho. called on Mr. William J.  Smith,' better known as Bill, to act as ;  posso coniitatus. The offenders were  found in a saloon, aiid Mr. Smith wont  in there with the sheriff vory modestly.  The sheriff hadn't more than stated his  business when ho pulled a pistol and  tho crowd broko for the back door. Tho  sheriff fired and missed, aud Mr. Smith  tumbled tho liindermost man, the others escaping. Then Mr. Smith looked at  tho sheriff with a look of pain. __H���������1._  Jim," he said, "why didn't you toll  me you was goin to open the ineetiu  with pra'r and I'd 'a' had a full house  fer you?''���������New York Sun.  Direct Connection at Kobson every  Saturday   Kvciiing,  With Steamer for "Wig-Wain Landing where  connection is made with Canadian Pacilic  East bound anil "Westbound through trains. .  Through TioKK'i's Issuun,  Bai'Gagi- Cii_cki'i> to Destination,  NT..   O-n-ro-iR   Oli;'l-'l--l.T1130.  l*quipm_nl, Unsurpassed, combining palatial Dining jind Sl-isping Cars, Luxurious Day  (���������oaclies, Tourist -looping Cars and Free  Colonist Slc-ping Cars.  Kor   information, as  apply to nearest agent,  to rates, timo, etc,  .������. IIAMM/ro.V ABont, Nelson,  Or to I'M*. Mel/. IIKOWN,  District Passenger, Agent, Vancouver.  Mummy Wli������at.  Candarolle says that the "mummy  wheat"���������that is, wheat taken from  mummy cases���������has never been known ,V.  sprout. Instances to the contrary are  believed to bo tho result of fraud on tho  part of Arabs who frequently introduce  modem grain into tho sarcophagi iu order to impose on tho credulity of travelers. ���������   .  Bank of Montreal.  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV. CO.  (i.iMixi'n)  Str. "Nelson's" Time Card:  KASLO ROUTE.  -l.������'iiv������->i--(-l*������ii-.or l.������'aVfs-|i!i*I���������"f-_r  K: Mo: .\-l.������flli:  Mondays at I p. m.      Sundays at. a. in.  W'l'i-NhSnAYs.S.'Op.ni. Tui'SDAys at 3 n. in.  Thursdays at! p. in.   Thuksdays at 8 a. in.  Satuudays at5.lt) p. m. Km days at li a. in.  Conii.ctiii.on W'ednes- Connect ins?   on    Tuesdays    ami    Saturdays da}'-and I'Vidays with  with  N. & "?*. S.  train Nelson & I*'!. Sheppard  from Spokane. Hallway for Spokane.  -AI'ITAI, (all liiiltl Ul>), $l'.',*MM),IMMI  KKST,       ... -,O00,OO0  Sir DONALD A. SMTTI. -..Presidei t  Hon. GEO. A. DKUMMONU,...Vicc Prcsideni  E. S. CLOUSTON General Managei  Neslon Branch: N. *W. Corner Baker anc!  Stanley Streets.  Branches in London (England), New York .inr  Chicago and in the principal cities in Canada  BONNER'S FERRY ROUTE.  Leaves- Nelson for Uonncr's Tuesdays and  Fridays at 7 a. in.  Leaves Ivaslo for Uonncr's Tuesdays and  Fridays ul li a. in. ���������>  Leaves Uonncr's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Nelson,  Ainsworth and Kaslo at2 a.- in. on Wednesdays  and Saturdays.  . Closo connection is miidcnt Bonner's Fcrry  with Kiist and West bound trains on tlio Great  Northern Railway.  TRAIL. CREEK ROUTE:  .Steamer Lytton leaves Waneta for Trail  Creek on Tuesdays mid- Fridays immediately  alter IlieniTivalof train from Nelson connecting with stage for Itossland.  Leaves Trail Creek landing nt 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, connecting at Waneta  with train for Nelson, l'ilot Bay aiid 'Casio.  The company reserves the right to change  this schedule at any time without notice.  T. Allan*, J. W."T*ioui\   -  Secretary.- .Manager.  Buy and sell  Transfers.  Sterling  Exchange  and Cablt  Grant, cbmmerical and traveller's credits, available in any part of the world;'  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3 per cent  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  lM-UR.tHiCEmill ���������������������������  -OMMISSIOV A������E\T.  NELSON, B. C.  THE SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria.  "Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Paci-  TO-% fie Coast Points, St.  Paul Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Modern Equipment. Kock.Kullnst Uoadbed  Attractive tours via Uulutli and the Great  Lukes in conned loir with exclusively  ]>n������seiiK<r hunts ������1* Northern S.S. Co..  Hired Connection via Nelson A Fort Sheppard lliiilway, at Sixihane; and via  C. A" K. S. \. C. at Homier'- ��������� j-'crry.  For maps,  tickets, and complete informa  tion call on Agents C. ti JK. S, Shy. Co., JS.  t_ _'��������� S. Ity., or  V. t-.Ilixnii, fien. Ala-lit, Spoh n rr".  F. I. V lillui _ ,<-. _c VT. Ai, SI. V a ii 1.  F. T. Abbott, Trailing Freljrlil <&  Passenger Aseat, Spokane, Wast*.  V. *������ ,  Jiii. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 27,  1895.  lite gXinzx.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays .and  will be mailed to, any address in Canada or  the United Stales, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  sertedatthe rale oj $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al the rate of /j cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months arc classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Address  Th_Min_r Printing 4 PublishingCo  NELSON,    B.C.  A KOOTENA V JUDGE.  Kootciiiiy's necessities in the matter  ofthe nil ni in istrnt ion of law sire becoming every day more apparent.  Mining property toclfiy is worth millions, whom only last your it was  worth thousands. At the same rate  of increase the wealth of this part of  British Columbia will next year he  enormous and will far exceed all other  property in the Province. ,, Luiiiher.  fish, ranches and towns all thrown into  the scale will not outweigh Kootenay's  solid bars of gold and silver.  The administration of thc mining  laws is no slight matter. These laws,  originally the outcome of the first  rough and ready rules which represented laws in the mining camps of  fifty years ago, subsequently tinkered  and amended by hush lawyers and  amateur legislators, ruscnt uc'i.y  heterogeneous maze of words that may  mean anything, frequently mean  nothing and often can lie read to mean  two totally different things. As an  example of this a case occurred at the  last sitting of the county court, when  a suit was brought to determine when  a yearly lease expired.- The decision  in this case, when given, will affect  many thousand dollars worth of property.  It is scarcely necessary to dwell upon  the hindrance to business that results  from having a court, only once every  three months, at. tlie best. It is now  six months since a County Court  Judge sat in this district, and an interval of eight months will have elapsed  before the Supreme. Court again sits.  Kootenay requii'i.-s a resident Supreme Court Judge who will also act  as a County Court. Judge, lt requires  for this purpose a man who, in addition to his qualifications, must be a  man of the world with a shrewd knowledge of business affairs. His hoad-  quaiters must be in Nelson and his  district should be bounded by the 0.  P. R. to the north, the International  boundary to the south, the crest, of the  Rocky "Mountains on the east and the  political limit of Kootenay to the west.  Unless some arrangement of this  kind is come at, the inhabitants of  Kootenay will be deprived of the full  benefit of. the laws of their country,  which is theirs by birthright as British  subjects.      _   smelters in the country." Now Canada consumes but 5,000 tons of lead  annually and the one stack at Pilot  Bay turns out more than sufficient to  supply that market. A protective  duty therefore would have no effect  in urging on the establishment of other  smelters.' Canada can consume so  small a quantity of the lead which  Kootenay can produce that the home  market is not worth considering. Only a few mines have been working  during the past season and none of  '.hem to anything like their full  capacity. Since June last, that is in  10 months, the Slocan alone has put  out in round figures 5,000 tons of ore,  of which at least half is solid lead.  Next year ils output will be fifty  thousand tons. The question therefore is not, what are we going to do  to find a market for a pal try 5,000 tons,  but where are we lo find a market in  the outside world for twenty-five,  thirty or forty, thousand tons.  The paper we have quoted goes on  to say that "internal competition   *   *  would amply protect the consumer."  ll. is hard to believe that a thinking  and reasonable man could write, those  words, for they mean the diametric  opposite of the previous line of argument. If internal competition protects the consumer, which of course it.  would, it means that the prices for the  lead would'be so cut down that they  would be no higher than they are now.  Our Protectionist friend has kindly cut  his own throat..  There is another condition which  might occur and, knowing tlie methods  of protectionists, is not at till unlikely.  The lead producers of Canada might  combine so fat as the local market is  concerned and agree aniongtheiiiselves  as to who should supply thc 5,000 tons  required. This is only tin; process  known as.forming a "trust," The result would be that the consumer would  have to pay just so much more as the  extra duty imposed.  But as we have before remarked, the  local market is so small as not to be  worth considering. The otitside market is the question.  WHERE WE COME IN.  . The terms of peace" between. China  and Japan are likely to give trade a  greater impetus than anything that,  has occurred for many years or  that could be, brought on by any  conceivable kind of legislation. The  whole ,of China is to be practically  open, to foreign trade. The population  of this enormous empire is about three  hundred millions of people, say live-  times the   population- of the   United  .States. Hitherto foreign commerce  has been confined to a few t reaty ports,  1 and the imports have only reached a  "very limited nninborof the population.  But now six hitherto closed cities, the  largest in the empire, are to be thrown  open and three great rivers, the Yang  Tse Kiang, Canton and Shanghai, are  to be free to the commerce of the  world. These rivers are navigable for  several hundred miles. It is estimated  that by these concessions 200.0(X),000  people will be brought within reach of  European and American commerce.  From this continent China will demand an extra supply of kerosene and  lead. Her other chief imports are  opium, cotton and woollen goods. Her  imports for 1892 were valued at .150,-  000,000. These, figures will now probably be very largely increased.  To us in the Kootenay country this  matter is of the greatest interest, because China is a silver country and the  more commerce she has the more silver  she require, as a medium of exchange.  This is what has caused the present  rise in the price of our white metal and  as the trade of the gi eat Eastern Empire   increases   so    will   that   price  - increase. !:.  HARKING   UP   TIIE   WRONG  TREE.  Our contemporary is under a strange  delusion if it leally imagines that Mil.  1-OSTOCK has retired from the Dominion contest. In the interests of the  "dark horse" it would no doubt be exceedingly glad if the Liberal candidate  had retired. But it .is quite aware all  the time that lie has not, and yet it  would have its readers believe" that he  lias. In other words the paper has  put forth as a fact what it well knows  to be false, with the deliberate intent  of deceiving ils readers. This* is worth  remembering. ��������� ���������  As a matter of fact, Mu. Bostock  has temporarily suspended his can vain consequence of the postponement of  the elections. In tho language of the  t urf, horses kept, in training too long  are apt to get stale.  Our.dark horse friend will still find  the two thoroughbreds ill. the post  whe-n the bell rings. They at least  have had the courage and manliness to  come out fair and square and state  their intention of running for the constituency. They do not sneak about  waiting for some one. to whistle to  them to come out. But some people  cannot be honest, manly and straightforward, it is not in them and Kootenay wants no one as ils representative  _\v ho_is_ash.-uned J o_come.. out. aiidlshowi  himself.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  Whilst he was here last week Mr.  Marpole showed a-friend a letter he  had received from a gentleman in New  York saying that several Eastern capitalists had been keeping their eyes  upon.Kootenay for some time and that  last seasons large ore. shipments had  convinced theni that it was a safe field  for investment. Those shipments of  ore they see tabulated every week- on  the first, page, of The "Minkh. That  little corner of the paper is now regularly scanned by business men over  a pre! ly large part of America and  even further and it is worth a good  deal to Kootenay. It is the shipments  that talk.  much to say that I here is uot an honest  Englishman throughout the- length  and breadth of the land who does not  feel that, a slur has been cast upon his  nationality by the baseness of the in-  divid-ial. Ofthe guilt of the culprit  we at this distance may be excused for  saying there is little doubt. The evidence that came out in the case against  the Marquis of Queensberry is sufficient, in itself, but as yet the man himself is untried and is therefore technically innocent. Not a paper discusses his case. In San Francisco two  poor girls were found horribly mutilated and murdered in one of Unchurches of tho city. A young man  has been arrested on suspicion of the  crime and every tittle of evidence,  igainst him is discussed at column's  length in the papers of the city. Unless the jury in his case when it comes  on is selected from persons who have  been entirely absent from the city for  months, they will enter the box with  their minds pretty well made up tine  way or the other.  A good deal is heard just now about  the Japanese Yen. It may therefore  be not out of place to state that the  nominal value of a Yen.is, in our  money, about 00 cents. It may roughly be called a dollar. Its actual value  is 80 cents.  It appears to us that the insurgent  chiefs in Northern India have the pull  over ordinary Britishers. If one of  the latter disobeys the laws of the  realm he simplygoes to prison, where  his board is plain and his lodging is  hard. But if one of the Indian bandits kicks over the traces he is offered  in asylum in India if he will submit  quietly and cease from troubling. It  is no skilly and hard boards that he  gets, but a life of the greatest ease  and luxury, with all the trimmings in  the way of harems and sport that  make life happy to an Eastern. When  times are hard, say if silver ever goes  down .0 60 again, it might not be a bad  plan for some of us to go over there  and start a humming little lebellion  somewhere.  Miners who are asked to pay $1 a  month towards a sick fund would do  well to bear in mind that their total  yearly payment, namely $12, does not  amount to half the premium required  by accident insurance companies from  persons whose occupation is an ordinary one. The lowest rate at which  those societies insure their customers  from accident alone is .25 a year. It  is true that this provides for a large  sum at death, but then it does not  cover ordinary sickness. The sum  charged to miners would be probably  at least $50 a year.  OPRING  0 MILLINERY  Mrs. McLaughlin has just received a stock of Fine  Millinery.  o\>: iMMiit .iiiovi: list;  -list-It o.������iCi:.  "3  BANK OF  M  ^        (Incorporated by Koy.il Charter, 1862.)  -AI'M'AL (piit'l tip), ������-00,000    .    $>,9'j0,i:0  (With power to ncrease.  ItKSKKVt- F(ISI������, * ''0,-00     .    .     1,3-5,33!)  _sr__3__,so_sr _3_=t_A__sro_a:.  a Corner of Baker and Stanley streets  B_=t___nsrc_E_:__is =  o  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland,  '      _a_oma"~~aiHrScaltrc".  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON.  England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  branches; Merchants'Bunk of Canada 'am'  branches; Imperial Hank of Canada and  branches; Molson's Bank and branches;  Bank Nora Scotia  UNITED STATKS-Agcnts Canadian Bank of  Commerce, New Yoi'K  ���������   Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  OAV1NGS   DEPAUTMENT-  Dni'osn's received al������l and upwards, and  interest, allowed (presenti-ate)at3percent,  per annum.  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent.  Among the exports from British  (.oliitiii-iii are six convicts, who have  been sent to do I heir time at the Stony  Mountain Penitentiary, Winnipeg. (.  THE MARKET FOR KOOTENAY  LEAD.  Our.Rossland namesake, speaking of  Mr. Hendfiyx's application to the B.  C. Board "f Trade at "Victoria for help  in securing an extra duty on lead; says:  '���������The first effect of that protective  legislation would be to establish other  A terrible slur has been cast on lie-  publican America. Some time ago  tenders" wore invited in a London daily  paper for the purchase of a title, in the  sale of which the government* of the  country (a South American one) would  acquiesce. Twenty-two replies were  received mid among theni six bore  United States, postage stamps. To  vary the phrase we may suy that '.'A  li.epubli._n may-be not without titles  save in his own country."  The Revelstoke Mail points out the  hindrance to settlement - that arises  from the attitude of the Indians along  the Columbia Kiver. We have lately  had a taste of the same sort of thing,  only rather more so, on the Kootenay.  It is simply absolutely necessary that  settlers should be completely protected  in their holdings and be allowed to  pursue their peaceful callings unmolested by troublesome natives. If the  government will see to this well "and  good. But if it .will not, it is well to  look at the class'of men by whom this  country is settled and to remember  that they all have Winchesters.  KODAK   AGENTS.  Amateur Work Developed.  " Iliologriiplilc. SiiiKli'li-s Suppllcri.  FLEMING    BROTHERS  61 Govei-iiniciil Street, Victor In.  NOTICE.  rT! I IK partnership heretofore existing bc-  -*- twocn Armit & Rashdall at New Denver*  ii. C, has this day been dissolved by mutual  ���������i-jreement. L. Nai'IKI' A km it.  Ciiaki.ks S. Hasiidai.l.  Witness: Cl. Hi'uiikiit Kasiiimi.'..  A11 accounts owing by and debts due to thc  late linn to be sent to Charles S. ltashdal at  New Denver.  Dated April 1st. 1895. ,    (115)  International  Commission Co.  Importers and Wholesale  Dealer* In  POULTRY,  VEGETABLES,  FEED,  FRUIT and  GENERAL PRODUCE.  Sole Ax-iiIh for Koolena-t for Ihe Celebrated Imperial Kuby Birds-Eye  Twist Tobuceo.  _N"_EI__SO_lSr_ _B_ o.  (52)     .MiLIHS KHKLICH, Itluiiuuer.  MINERS  HOTELKEEPERS and  ALL OTHERS.  \I7"TT~Yr SEND your money out of the  TV XJL A country for provisions when  you can do as well in the province. You make  your money in British Columbia and it is your  J) UT Y io leave partof it here rather than to send  it away. Wo are well aware that you' arc cutoff from the coast ,iust now, but we want you  to .study the following price list and lo send us  your orders as soon as communications with us  arc open. We guarantee all goods of the finest  quality and defy all competition.  _P_=IIC__3   LIST.     .  I7, eight Rate to Nelson  per iuo Ibb.  BAKING POWDER.  Dr. Price's, 12 oz. tin s per doz ?5 00  Dr. Price's, 2i Ib tin, each  1 40  Dr. l'rice's, 4 lb tin, each  2 00  Koyal, 12 oz. tins, per doz ."..., 5 (K)  Cook's Choice, 2. lb tin, each     <j5 } $1.70  Cook's Choice, a lb tins, each 100  Diamond, 1 lb tin, per doz  3 00  Eagle (very good quality) 1 lb tins  perdoz  4 20,  CEREALS.  Rolled oats, National Mills, 901b sack 3 85'  25 sack  1 10  "     '   Superior, 90 lb sack.".... 3 75  National Mills, 7 lb sack    35 V $1.18  Oatmeal, 10 lb sack     45  per 100 lbs  4 00  Corn meal, 10 lb sacks     So,  chicks.:.  llest Ontario (by the drum) per lb..   151  N*. XV. T. choose, per lb*" 13. to 10  Limburgcr, 2 H> each      Jo  Swiss,- per lb     40  Currants, per lb (C)       C  Cocoa, Fry's ' lb package      10*1  "-  "   perlb     35  [.  _ lb  3 50  TABLE  Shun lug the. llHtes ami Places or Courts or  or .Issl/.e, Xlsi I'rius, Oyer and Terminer, and I'enersil t'-iiil Unlivery r������r llie.  Vear IS..1. .   ;  Hulk, per lb      35  Van Houten's, ' Ib      25 f  nO.  Coal oil (best American) per case.  Canned Peas, per doz  110*t  Corn,     "         110  "      Deans,  "         115  "      Tomatoes, per doz  1 25  "      Apricots (California) doz... 2 75  "      Peaches and Pears   (California) doz  2 75.  Corned Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz  2 !X)  Roast Beef, 2 lb tins, perdoz  2110  Cotl'ee, Turkish, 10 lb tins, per lb...    35  " "        2 lb tins, each ....    75  "      Royal Java, 25 lb tins, per lb    20  Evuporatcd Apples, per lb     12A   _______���������_.���������50 lb box*....-.-.���������11���������  " Apricots and Peaches.    12'  " Apricots and Peaches,  25 lbs or over      11.  Sugar, Granulated, per lb       .J  81.52  81.70  Sl.'JS  $1.70  Sugar, Yellow, per lb.  Syrup, 5 gallon kcx;   "      1 gallon tin   "     Maple, 1 gallon   Soap, Electric, 50 lb box .-.  "      Yellow   " -   French Castile 2.J Ib bar   Raisins, Valenuias, per lb   '���������' "    Sultanas, per lb   Rice, China, per mat���������'      Japan, per sack   MISCELLANEOUS.  !"icklcs, 1 gal. keg..: -'. ;   "      3 gal. keg -..  Candles. 11 oz., 20 lb bos   T. & B. Tobacco, 3 plugs for   I'. of W. chewing, per lb   Macaroni and Vei-micell, per box..  Washing Soda, 100 lb. sack."   Jams and Jellies, 7 lb pails   "      " "       5 lb pails '   Marmalade, 5 lb pail :   Salt, line English, 50 lb sack   salt, coarse, 100 lb sack   Meats at regular market price.  1*  2 25->  00 I  iooJ  2 50  200  ' 50  7  11  100-  2 10  80  2 ''5  2 50  (H  57  85    '  125  .     701  .     50 V  75 -"  ,     ti",  ,     85  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  -1.52-  1.70  1.70  1.25  1.25  1.25  1.25  1.25  1.70  1.70  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.5.  1.52  1.70  1.25  1.52  1.25  1.25  THE BEST MINING .  STEEL IN THE WORLD.  It will pay* you to write to us for prices  of this  @ celebrated make of steel, for which we have been  appointed Sole Agents for B. C.    We will quot<_  ������ delivered at nearest station or  steamboat land  ing to your mine.    Correspondence solicited.  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld.  VICTOEIA,   IB.   C. in  0  SPRING ASSIZES.   -  Nanaimo Tuesday.   7th May  New   Westminster..Tuesday.  .......14th May  Vancouver...' -..Tuesday.   21st Mav  Clinton Monday..  ...'....27th May  Viel oria Tuesday.   28th May  Kamloops...'..'. Monday..   3rd June  Vernon  Monday.   10th.I line  "Donald: Friday...   14th June  "Nelson Wodnosd  ij* 19th June  FALL ASSIZE  3.  Clinton Thursda\  .2(ith September  Riehlield: Monday.  .30th September  Kamloops Mondav.   7tli October  Vernon  -Monday.  ....14th October  Lytton    .. ..Friday. .  ....llth October  New Westminster...Wednesd  iv.fith November  Vancouver Monday.  .llth November  Victoria..: Tuesday.  . 18th November  Nanaimo Tuesday.  .2(ilh November  "Special Assize.  .   1)7  We handle everything in the grocery and pro  vision line. If there is anything you want not,  on this list write for quotation. Tkak from  lUu. per lb.   Samples sent free on application,  TKKM.S :   Cash with Order.  Reference���������Bank ok Ukitish Columbia.  18  S. GINTZBURGER,  PROP.  -  Vancouver.  Cohdova Stkekt,  P. O. Box 500.  N. B.���������Where not otherwise' specified prices  are the same whether you buy the u.vuhokkx  r.vcKAGB or hy the I'ousi), by the dozen or by  a single piece.        - ���������  . .81  CHAELES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  There are two .cases before the courts  at present, both occupying the closest  public attention, und they serve as excellent examples of the different modes  of treating criminals under trial in  England and America. In England  th- case of Wilde has horrified the  eutire  community.   It is hardly too  Conveyancing, Notarie Public  Mining Abstracts.    ���������  THE MINER can be obtained from  the following agents:  Victobia, The Province Publishing Co.  Vancouver, The News .-timd, Hotel Vancouver. ������  _"_*w Denver, Messrs. Armit & Kashdall.  Rossland, Keefer & Hall.  Pilot Bay, Gilker & Wells. j .-,.     '',. .    ,      ..  Kaslo, Kennedy & Porter.                        j Complete lists of e-istu-gMimnglocation*-  Nelson, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley!  _cn__s pehjung & pub. go., Ltd. I      NEW DENVER, B, C.  ST_A._riO_l_T__D_R"3r  __r__^___Nra~5r g*oo_3s  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the town and'district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per .Barrel.  OKiwita i.tv iti* u:. i xr m iikii's ii..Ki*itv.  haij, (iKiiKiii* I'KourrM  .i.h:.m������i-i������ to.  R; RIESTERER, Prop.  83- -  Tremaine Steam SJa-mp JJfii  THE LATEST PRACTICAL MINING  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED   (Ilii:li<:sl ..wnril at World'* Fair CIiIchko.)  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of nuttinjf  through Six Tons per dieii*. The entire, plant consists of Boiler, Steam Pump  and Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built iu sections which can be  taken apart and easily transported by pack animals. These Mills can be erected  tind placed in ruuuing order at from $2,000 to ������2,500, according to locality. Full  particulars from  M.  S.   DAVYS,  SOLE AGENT  _sr_3xJso"isr- _3_ c-  Amoug all the mining machines and appliances shown at the World's Columbian  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorable comment  than the Tbemaine Steam Stamp Mill iu the Mining Building.' It was a positive  novelty to the great mii'joritv of mining men. It commanded attention by reason  of its simplicity and evident practibility. Experienced mining engineers were  astonished to Wm that nucha machine bad beeu in successful operation for over  two years iu the extreme north-western part of the United States. ������   (9)  NOTICE.  J. H. BR0WNLEE  MINING BROKER.  so  .VICTORIA, B. C.  -VTOTICK is liorcby Bivcii that the uiider-  JN iii-ini'ine'l rcsiicclivii-amoiiiits will 1>_  I-iidus bounty for Ihii huml of ovury pni'tliur.  j ��������� wolf coyoto kill.d in as-UK-il ilisM-iutof the  I'roviii-0 on tho corlincut, of a JiiMicu of the  i'eaca tlmtsiich aiiiiiml was killed in a .set tie-  merit, and lliiiitlio head was produced to and  destroyed bv him, namely:��������� ;  Kor each  piintlier, seven dollars   and   fifty  CUl"or 'ludfwolf, two dollars <$J.(W).  For each coyote, one dollar (SLOO).  Hy Command.  J AMI'S I'Al.KI'.  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Hei'retary's Ollleo,       '  (26) '.2nd A'i_i!?t, 1801.  CiWsjComer  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Buxton-& Rodney  "     -IwiIOI.ESAI.B AND HKTAIt���������     -  -TOBACCONISTS-  Agents for the celebrated |_.  &. CO.  (Loewe <Sr Co.) B. 15.35., and other best  I English Briar Hoot Pipes.  ARCHER MARTIN,  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  H'i l-OVKKKMKKT STKKKT.  over Hank of Montreal,  VICTORIA, B. C.        CANADA.   .  87  ������ . SOTM'K.  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days  afterdate I. the undersigned, intend to  apply to tlie Stipendiary Magistrate to sell  wines and liquors by retail at my hotel to be  called The ..even Sisters, situate on the road  from Hossland to Northport.  HERMAN L. A. KELLER.  Rossland. H. C,        -  March Ulh, lilifi.  KslalilMirrt IS.'.'.  HENRY SHORT & SON,  P_U__4!__a_____S  A-Hl  liiiiw.rK rs ������r ������-nu������, Kin.t, .4mm__>  Hun orall Kiii-l"-.    H-hliiB Turkic  In 1'ivnl Vnrlrly.  ���������At IMlMiMS STKKKT,   -   VICTORIA,-B..<;.  mivim;.  A large"stock of "OWN MAKE" Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds and  all smoker's  I requisites kept on hand.  JCOI'.NTKI'   OKHKKS   15V POST I'l-OMI'TIA  ATTKM������KI> TO;  THE  TRADE  SUPPLIED.  I. .   C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  "V.  i of Swansea, India, and thc United Statef.  j "METALLURGIST. ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEEK  Properties reported on.   All assays undertaken  i       Furnaces and concentrating plants planned,  and erected. Treatment for ores given- Orel  1        bought and .old.   Box 10, Vancourer. JB.C. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1895.  CANADIAN NEWS.  The exports for "March show an increase of Sl',500,000.  Hon. Thomas McGreevy has applied  for a recount in the Quebec West election.  At a meeting of the Dominion Educational Association at Toronto, Hon.  Col. Baker of Victoria, was appointed  vice-president for British Columbia.  Hon. Peter Mnelaren, of Perth, has  filed a petitoon at Osgoode Hall yesterday for the immediate winding up of the  Empire Printing Co., on the. ground of  insolvency.  A French paper in Eastern Canacla  says that a charge is to be preferred  agaiust a Cabinet minister of having accepted S25.000 in connection with .the  passage of n railway bill last session.  Not much credence is attached to the  statement.  The relatives and friends of AVilliain  David "Walter, who was sentenced to  death at. St, Thomas, have decided to  circulate petitions throughout Western  Ontario praying that his sentence be  commuted to a term of imprisonment.  They contend that Walter was used, as a  tool by his fellow prisoner John Hender-  sliott to carry out his devilish scheme,  concocted for his own personal benefit.  Archbishop Langevin of St. Boniface  has received a letter from Cardinal Vicar  Ledochowski at Rome on the "Manitoba  School question. The following is an  extract: "Some have erroneously thought  that there is no danger in those schools  which nre called "neutral," and that  Catholic children can be indiscriminately  sent to those schools; but the very fact  of such institutions excluding the true,  and all other religious, from their teachings inflicts a great wrong upon religion  itself and degrades it from the high  position it should occupy in every  human life, particularly in the education  of the young, It is not right to say that  parents can supply privately the religion  which should be part of the school  routine." ���������  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sunday, April 28th, 1895.  Methodist Church. Services in  Hume's Hall at 11 and 7.30. Morning  subject: "Three Links; Friendship,  Love, and Truth." A special sermon to  Oddfellows. Evening subject: "Highways and Bye ways." (  ,Chubch of England   Services at ll  a. m. and 7.30 p. m.  What She Missed.  "Did yon have a good rest over at  your Sister Mary's?" asked ono of Mrs.  Jennie Woolson's neighbors.  "I s'pose 1 had a good rest enough,"  answoreci Mrs. "Woolson. "1 didn't  have a. thing to do for a week. But I  was as., homesick an lonesome as an old  cat."  "Why, I* thought they'd entertain  you first rate!" exclaimed tho neighbor.  "I understood Mary kep' a hired girl  and.lived real stylish.  "Well, so she does," admitted Mrs.  Woolson. "An thoy did everything thoy  could for mo. But Mary's husband's  shop is right across tho street, an he's  always homo just on tho tick for his  inoals. An sho's got a hired girl that's  just as capablo as slip can ho an don't  need a mite o' lookin aftor. An hor two  boys aro just liko little clocks���������I never  seo .wo such stiddy young ones in all  my days."  "Well, I should think you'd havo had  a real peaceful time, " said tho neighbor.  "I did," returned Mrs. Woolson,  "but it wa'n't like -what'I'm usod to.  Thero wa'n't a thing for mo to worry  about from mornin till. night���������tin 1  missed the excitement; that's jest what  the trouble was. An I come home two  days beforo my visit was out because I  got so dreadful low in my mind I begun to feel kindor sick. "  "Yon look all right now," said the  neighbor, with a glance at Mrs. Wool-  son's red cheeks.  "Mussysakes, yes! Why, when Cyrus  met me at the depot.yesterday, ho said  fust thing that he thought by the looks  of the corn 'twas all dryiu up, an.we  shouldn't havo any thin, to pay for all  he'd spent on the field this .year, an he  said that Miry looked to hiih as if she  was comin down with the measles, an  Johnny had eat somethin that ho reckoned was p'ison the day before, an was  liable to bo took sick any minute. An,  lawzeo, I begun to feel jest as homey an  contented as ever I was in my life An  by the timo we drove up to the door I  ���������was all chippered up an ready for anything!"���������Youth's Companion.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S, E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Olainis Handled on Commission.  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.  SAN lEANOISOO, CAL.  A  SFK_I.4_.TV.  MINING  MACHINERY  -Hre   ���������������������������Nurtinc-    VoHr.y    Art,   189JI."   As  Aiiu;ii������1i:i1 by   th.  "Fire   Insuraiive  l'<������ll-.V-_ili.iHlin.nl Acl, IK-,",,"  ������  GERMAN  WHIST.  One of the Few Interesting Games of Card*  For Two Hand..  There are, for some undiscovered reason, very few simple two handed card  games. And of these the best, and perhaps the least known, is German whist.  Essentially a game of skill, thero is a  sufficient element of luck combined to  insure a good game even between two  unequal players, and the issue is always  snore or less uncertain until the last moment  An ordinary pack of whist cards is all  that is required, and as far as play is  concerned the rules of whist are almost  entirely applicable. Thirteen cards are  dealt to each player, as in the ordinary  four handed game. Instead, however,  ot turning np the twenty-sixth card, the  twenty-seventh card is placod face upward on the remainder of the pack. The  suit of this card remains trumps throughout the game.  The dealer's vis-a-vis plays first by  leading a card, and the dealer must follow suit as in whist, or, if ho cannot,  either trump or throw away a useless  card.  The first trick is now on the table,  and whoever picks it up draws the  trump card from the top of the pack.  The card below this is drawn by tho  loser, who does not show its face. The  third card on the pack is now turned  up and will belong to tho winner of the  second trick, the loser again drawing  the card underneath, and so on through-  ^~o_t_t*i_~pa-k. _u~tliisway tho player  has 13 cards in his hand until the end.  As tricks of two are difficult to keep  distinct- it is generally found advisable  to pile them indiscriminately for the  time being and to count them out at  the end of each game.  In playing tbe cards have tbe ordinary whist valuations, and when the last  cards havo been drawn the 13-which remain in the band are played out in the  . usual way.. The "difference between the  . number of tricks taken by tho,dealer  and his opponent is tho number of points  the winner scores. Each gamo is usually considered .complete in itself, but it  is no nnnsnal occurrence to find at the  end that each player has 13 tricks.  It is difficult in such a short space to  give any reliable hints for players, but  any ono accustomed to whist will fall  into the way at onco. Obviously, how--  ever, it is not always an advantago to'  take tho card which is turned np, and  in the case of this boing a low ono a  ���������speculative player will often lead the  lowest card in his hand in the hope of  drawing something better nndernoath.  The player is happy who, when it comes  to playing the last 13 cards, finds himself with one long suit aud the majority  of tramps I���������Homo Notes.  Can Drive ������ Bargain.  The small nephew of a friend received 15 cents from his father a few  days ago and was told to get his hair  cut. The boy walked boldly into the  barber shop and pnt this quostion to  the tonsorialist:  "Say, mister, can yon give me 14  cents' worth of hair cut?"  The barber said he could ahd gave  the boy the regulation cut. The youngster then blew in his penny.for taffy,  and it was his smeared face, that led  first to suspicion and then to confession  of what ho had done.���������New York  World.  FOUND.  After the concert at the Fireball on  Thursday evening, a silk handkerchief. Owner can have it by applying  ut Tin. Mixer office. 118  MEII>-_AL.  E.  ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  PHYSICIAN,   Ere.  COROXER FOR WlSST KOOTENAY,  Oiilcc over Nelson Drug Store,  West Raker street.  Nelson, B.C.  Night calls at residence, corner of Victoria  and Stanley streets.  "\J OTICE is hereby given that His Honour  -L^ tho Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed tlio commencement, of " An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from tho 1st day of April, 1884,  until the 1st day of July, 18D5.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oftlco,       -  28th February, 1895. (97)  POST OFFICE STORE  GILKEK & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  SPRINGGOODS  ��������� Suits, Mens, Youths and Boys, Splendid Value. Boots  and Shoes to suit everybody's taste and pocket. ���������'Waterproof  Coats, a fine line; Rive-ted Overalls; Shirts and Underwear-  Spring Novelties just opened up, including a SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF FINE CALIFORNIAN FLANNEL GOODS  FROM THE FAMOUS STOCKTON MILLS. Hats and Caps  Gloves and 1 ,es,'Pipes and Pocket Knives, Stationery and  Office Supplies.    Cigars, wholesale and retail.  POST OFFICE STORE  GILKER & WELLS. NELSON AND PILOT BAY.   m  Dut Your Best Foot  Foremost  and walk right into W. H. Graham's  Boot Store on Baker Street, Nelson, where you will find the Best  Boots and Shoes and full lines  of all the Spring Novelties at prices  that cannot be beat.  no  Spokane Falls <&  Northern R'y*  Nelson <fc Fort  Sheppard R'y.  AOTICE.  (jiven   that   William  Amadans II. Sonneriiiaiin  -VTOTICE   is   hereby  _l_l ��������� Springer and An      have filed tho necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favor of llie  mineral claim No. 1, situated in the Trail Creek  jVIininy Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must,forward their  objections within 00 days from the date of this  publication.  Dated Nelson, li. C, N. FITZSTUBBS,  18th April, 1895.       110       Gov't Agent.  IN  THE   SUPREME    COURT  "BRITISH COLUMBIA.  OF  IS* THE __A T-I'll OK TIIK QUIETING TlTTJiS ACT;  AX������ the Matter of tiik Titi.k to Lot  I'M, Group 1, Koothnay District, British  Columbia, Kxowx as "Silverton-."  All Rail to Spta, M.  Leave 7-00 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5.40 p. m-  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay.  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  He Took Salmon.  "I Bay, Gadders..*, " said Mr. Smith  as he came into the fishmonger's with a  lot of tackle in bis hand. "I want you  to give.me some fish to take homo with  me. Put them up to look as if they've  been caught today, will you?" !  "Certainly, sir," said the fishmonger.  "How many."  "Oh, you'd better... give me three or  four barbel. Make it look decent in  quantity without appearing to exaggerate, you know."  .  "Yes,'sir.  But you'd better take salmon, hadn't you"'*  "Why, what makes you think so?"  "Oh, nothing, except that your wife  ���������wa_ down here early this afternoon and  said if you dropped in with your fishing  tackle and a generally woebegone look  to have you take salmon if possible, as  she liked that kind better than any other. "  Mr.  Smith took salmon.���������P.earsoa'f  Weekly.  f Tl'ON the petition of William Hunter, J.  |_j Fred Hume and William McKinnon,  coming to be heard this 2Sth day of March, A.  D. ISilo; upon martini: the nlliilavits Of J. Fred  Hume, sworn tlie lOtll of December, 1894, the  iillitlav'itso. William Hunter, sworn the 21st  day of September, 18!)!,.awl thc 1st day of March,  18!W, this day filed, and the exhibits therein  referred to, and the certilicate of the Registrar  General of Titles, dated the 27th day of March,  instant,  r DO OHDKIt that the following notice be  given in the Nelson Miner, and the Hritisli Columbia Gazette for four weeks:  NOTICl"   TO  PROPERTY  SILVKHTON.  OWN Kits   IN  Whereas an application lias been mado to the  Honorable'Henry Poring 1'ellcw Crease, one of  the Justices of the Supreme Court of British  Columbia, for a declaration under the authority of the Quieting Titles Act. Unit. William  Ihinter, .John Fred Hume and William .McKinnon on the 22nd day of August, 181)1, were,  and save as to the lots hereinafter mentioned, are. the legal and bciiclivii.il owners  in fee simple in possession of all that  piece or parcel of laud situate in Kootu-  inij* District, known as."Silvercon," and originally known as Lot l.'SI, Group 1, Kootenay,  subject, to the reservations mentioned in Section  'J.'! of the said Act, and therein 1111 in bored respectively (a), (c) and (cl), and subject also so far  as tlie following lots, namely : Block 3, lots it  and 10; Hlock li, lots a and :*; Block 7, lots 8, 8, 11  and 12; Block 8, lots 1. 5, 0.11, 12, 13 and 11; Block  11, lot 12; Block 18, lots 13 and US; Block 2fl. lots  la und Hi; Mock.'"], lot 21; Block :'���������_, lots 17, 2:i  and 21; Block Xi, lots 1 and 5; Block 31, lot 9, are  concerned to any conveyances made since- the  22nd day of August, 18!)i,, by the said Hume,  Hunter and MclCinnon, but free from all other  rights, interest, claims and demands whatsoever.  Notice is hereby given that if any persons or  person having an ad, erse claim or a claim not  recognized by the applicants' petition, or can  show cause why the said certificate should not  issue, they are hereby required to flic a statement of their or his claim, verified by allidavit,  to be tiled therewith on or before "Monday, the  20th day of May, 1805, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon, at which time the said judge will sign thc  said certilicate.  '���������    Dated this 2Sth day of March, 1895. "  HENRY I'.  PELLEW CllEASE, J.  j    Adverse claims and aliidavits must bellied  i at the Supreme Court Registry, Victoria.  i Notice of filing the said adverse claim and  allidavit may be served on the petitioners bv  leaving such notice at the oflice of the undef-  I signed, No. 21 Bastion St., Victoria, li. C.  | B01.WKI.Ij & IRVING,  Agents for Solicitor for Petitioners.  Victoria. U. C, March 28th, 1893. 107  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Tuesday and Friday at 7 a. m., returning leave Spokane Wednesdays and Saturdays at 7 p. m., and making close connection by S.S. Nelson with all Kootenay Lake  points.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Greek, connectatMarcus with stageon  Mondays, "Wednesdays, Thursdays   aud  Fridays. ���������   Passengers for. Trail Creek mines con-  nect at Northport with stage on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  More CURES  have been effected by my  ' ;h  UPTURE  ^^���������"������������������^���������"""���������"���������""""���������������������������-���������������������������������������������^-----������ Trusses. witU  perfect ease to'wearer, than by all other  ���������Ii'vri-i-xcuiiiliim-d. -heyretai-largest  Rupture under severest strain. A system of fitti-Khas been perfected the  la_t25 years, fully eaiial to personal  examination by mail.   87 patents  IfiSS-SSSfSS DEFORM ITYj  CHARLKS CUT-HE,  -MX-ag St.W..T������r������_l������  PROVINCIAL SECRETAltV'S  OFF1CK.  March, 1895. <��������� '  NOTiC-K is hereby given that, on and after  1st April next all persons sending advertisements for publication in "The British Columbia Gazette" are required to observe the  following rules;  1st. Address "Tlie BritishCoIninbiaGazette,"  or "The Queen's Printer," Victoria, B, C.  2nd. Indicate the number of insertions. ������������������  3rd. Invariably remit tlie (cog for such advertisements, according to the following scale  of charges, otherwise they will not be inserted,  viz: -  For 100 words and under   Over  100   words  and   not exceeding  words  and  not  exceeding  and  not  exceeding  and  not  exceeding  50  words,  ^VTOT[CE  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 JS05. All  of the above named taxes, collectible  within the. Southern Division of the  District of West Kootenay, are now  payable nt my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1895���������  One-half of ono per cent, on real property.  Two per cent, on the assessed value  of wild land.  One-third of one  sonal property.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  Tf paid after June 30th, 18--���������  Two-thirds of, one percent,  on real  property.  Two and one-half per cent,  on the  assessed value of wild land.  ���������One hah~ofone per'-elitT^riteT-oiKil  property. ,-  Three-fourths" of  income.  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  male person over 18 years.  O. G.^DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.    ���������  Kaslo, January 20lh, 1895. 78  t  ������  OLD COUNTRY BOOT STORE.  SPECIAL TO MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.  ��������� ���������  . Old Country Boots .  OF  IMPERISHABLE  LEATHER.  WARRANTED   DAMP    PROOF.  t ���������  per cent." on  per-  one per   cent,  on  91 JOHNSON STREET, VICTORIA.  SPECIAL  30 DAYS  SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00.  SUITS, FANCYj70RgTED^35^ UP.  a line of im^wmmi), $10,  USUAL ERrcjTfiir^  PROPORTION.  Union SteamsniB Co.8B. C, La.  HEAD. OFFICE AND WHARF :  ���������vAi>rco'crv_-B, 33. o.  ....Si  150  :2t)b  '250  '366  00  G50  800  900  10 00  word:  Over 150  words :*���������.  Over  200 words  words   Over 250 words  words -..   And for every  additional  cents  Municipal by laws, requiring only one insertion, to be at one-haif the above  rates.  Advertisements in tabular form will be  charged double the above rates.  The above scale of charges will cover the  cost of four insertions. Over rfour insertions,  50 cents extra for each insertion.  Notice is also hereby further given that all  persons in arrear for advertising in the Gazette  are peremptorily required to pay the amount  of their indebtedness on or .before the .'iOth  June, 1895. - ' .  AH cheques or money orders to be made payable to Richard Wolfenden, Queen's Printer.  Victoria, li. C.  All parties applying for official documents  arc required to remit paj meiit for the same, in.  advance according to thc following scale:  Consolidated Acts, 1888...  Unconsolidated Acts, 1888  Yearly Statutes (' shc.pl .'.  Sessional Papers       "  Journals of Legislative Assembly  Departmental Reports "  Municipal Acts each  Mineral or Placer Mining Acts���������   " .  Land Acts    "  All other Acts    "  Yearly subscription to Gazette..  Single copies   JAMES BAKER,  (108)' Provincial Secretary.  V ANCOCJ VKK TO N'ANAIMO.-S.S."Cut<;h"  leaves C. P. 11. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. m.  NjVNAlMOTO..VANCOUVKl{._S.s;"Cutch"  -leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver ami .Voi-llit-i-ii *<-i||<-iii)-h(h.  S.S. Comox leaves'(J. S.S. Wharf every Monday at 11 a.in., for. Port Xevillc, calling' nt all  way ports, returning*. Wednesday, and oh  Thursday at 11 a.m. for all points as far as  Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company s Wharf until 9 a.m.  -l-OOItYYIIXE  FEKKl*.  Leave Moodyvillc���������7, 9, 11:45 a. in., 2:30, 4:30  p.m". '  .   -  Leave Vancouver���������8,10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  -STStcamers and Scows'always available for  Excursion, ./lowing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  W. r. TOPl'IM*, Manager.  Telephone 91. -   1>.*0. Box 771.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailorl  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  Job Printing at the Miner  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  Gqneral Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and  Marine Work a. Specialty.  -TO-  ....".per vol. 3������00          " 4 00  .....       " 2.30  2IHI  150  .30  50  iii  5 00  I-'.1.  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE   NEW,    FAST��������� _  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by,day or week  on reasonable terms. Oi tiers sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, -with whom arrangements eaiibe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. "W. Busk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention. (19J  SOLE   HAXIIFACTIIIIER-   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0- Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and MM Supplies, such as Pipe and Fitting-  Brass Goods,  Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves,  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  , .Rubber and Leather  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPHMPSFOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B'. C.  D.  CARTMEL,       J. ������. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent Wert Xootenaf. SecretuT-Treanrer. Muaftv


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