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The Miner 1895-07-20

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 ������*-   THE MINES IN KOOTENAY ABE  AMONG THE HIGHEST. IN  AMEKIOA.  THE OBES ABE HIGH-GflADE IN  .<^G0LD,]8ILVEB, OOPPEB  ��������� "*^.  ������������������������������������'=-������������������-������������������3 -895    _' '  '^-for^-, o c..'"^y  Whole Number 257.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, July 20,   1895.  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  XKW YORK.  July���������       1������       13        l(i       17        18        111  Silver CH'.....<>" ....������(������....(ilij... .07 ....('t'.l  Lead 312....312....:J 1 ���������>._....')_. .. .y_0 .. ..'UO  OKK SHU'MKNTS.  TONS.  July 12-13-War EiiKle to Prickly Pear June 110  Jnly 11���������Le Roi to Helena    70  July 3���������Rulh to Taeoina    27  VIA NOKTIII'OKT.  July (> 12��������� Le Roi to Helena  315}  "   12���������Josie to .Tacoma    .  ���������'   IM2-War Eagle to Helena  130'  7103  Total .shipments since June 1, 18_3: _.  TONS  Nelson       OS  Trail Creek (gold ore)  4,lii2  Slocan via Nakusp       51  5,311  BULLION SHU'MKNTS.  TONS.  June, 18!). 510  (The stack at Pilot Bay is still closed down.)  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NKW   LOCATIONS.  NKLSON.  July 12, St. Marsu���������J Diihamel, Sheep Creek.  July 13. Kourth of July���������W Frccland, head  of Beaver Creek. Rico���������.loo Harrison, same  place.  July 15. Witch Hazel���������It K Pitcher, north  fork of Si>'inoii River. Lady'Krankliii���������H W  I -.ne, east extension of Witch Hazel. Minooka  ���������Joe Dolan, north fork of Salmon River.  Koolcy���������VV K Keeley, south of Royal Canadian.  ICootnia Star���������C M Townsend and A Bunker,  west branch Give Out Creek.  ' July 17. Rockland���������Jerome Pitre, northeast  fork of Wild Horse Creek. Ymir���������Joseph  Pitre, do. Ruby���������John Philbort,, do. Shandon  ���������Steve Hawkins, between Forty-Nine and  Bi.-d Creeks. Highland Chief-D T Moricv,  Toad mountain.  July 18. Great Western���������J H Youn.. Toad  Mountain. Caraboo���������Robert Rob-ion, between  Sheep and Wolf Creeks.  July IS).  Pasadena��������� W II Lane, Lost Creek.  NEW DENVER.  July 5.   Columbia���������C Aylwin;  Sunrise No.  ���������Lane Keith.  JulyS. Forlorn Hope���������\V L Callanan; Republic 2���������D Sutherland et al; American Kagle  ���������D Sutherland etal; Bull. 2���������D Sutherland et  al; Colbey���������W Sudro���������������; Pacific���������A McDonald;  Glenn���������D McLennan ; Independence���������G W  Bartlett; Venture���������1) J Cronin; Home Run���������N  K Franklin; High Ore. 3���������Otto Austin.  July!). 1'ass By���������M Heekman. Sundown���������  C Fails. Treadwell���������C Faas. LiLun-- Chang���������  W H Crawford. Bunker Hill���������11 L Arnold,  -lojavo���������A Steward. Rubicon���������i) MelCenzie.  Chrystal Lode���������A D Coplen.  July 10. Lone Batcholor���������G A Petty. Portland, No. 5���������K S Williams. Hustler Fracticn���������  K Harrop, Darlington���������1 Hartexu et al. As-  sa>-er���������F Dick et al.   Detroit���������G  F Gonnely.  -uly 11. Oma���������W B Young. Campania���������J  Campbell. Newry���������W K Richmond. Fourth  of July, No. G���������J W Black. Jcnncy Long���������A  MelCay. Kvie���������R Butiier.  July 12. Slocan Bell, No. 2���������CK Hammond.  Shaw���������W S Coneel al. Ottawa, No 5���������J Boyd.  World. Di.ire���������A S Read. Aiberta���������J Y Beau-  chesne. ^  MINING TKANSFERS.  NELSON.  July 15. Nevada���������M K Adie to Mr. W.  Brewster, ^interest, $1.  Jiilv 17. Siar of the West���������Elizabeth* Mc-  Lalv'iliii to C Hillver, '1 interest. g_( J. Star of  the West���������Hugh McLaughlin (dated Oct. 27th,  1C!) ) to C Hillyer, 1 interest, S1CJ.  Julyl!>. Francos'.!--F .1 Squire to W B Pollard, J interest, $100.  Nj_iV 1.ENVEB.  Julv 3. Mollie O-S B Shaw to C t* Hill, 1-6,81.  July 0. Sapphire, _, Gem i���������MLandrigan lo C  W Harrington, $!:__.     .  Julv !). Idaho and St. John���������F Cox agrees to  hold i as security for $10,000 advanced by A ������  Humphreys.  July 11. Dominion���������N J. Linslcy to G Clark,  i, SI. Governor, Mattie B, Grey Copper, Jay  Gould, Monarch, Chambers���������Hi Butler and C  Kent, owners of ., make T Libster and J  Thompson equal piirtnei's. ���������  July 12. Stevenson���������C Doherty J L  Drumhellcr, all his interest, for S-JO. Rabbit  ]-aw���������W K Child to J L Drumhollor, all his interest. $1.     '  THE KASLO CHALLENGE.  o    J. A. Long of Kaslo seems to forget  -that-in-challenging-.l.-R.^-Campbell-:  the lattei- has the choice of locality and  other' privileges. Our Nelson crack  authorizes us lo say that he will run  the i ace here at Nelson, or nowhere, and  is quite ready to cover Long's deposit if  that is agreed on.   THE KOOTENAY INDIANS.  Mr. A. W. Vowell, superintendent  oV* the Indian Department, returned  from tlie Upper Kootenay yesterday.  He met the Indians there twice on  successive days and after a long pala-!  ver left theni at auy rate better satisfied than they previously were. The  difficulty appears to be that they are  not satisfied with their reserve. Mr.  Vowell pointed out to theni that the  whole of the east side of the river is  practically open to them and that if it  is ever dyked, as it must be  if the people to whom it belongs  want lo use if for settlement,  the Reserve must be included in the  dyke. The Indians would then have  ].j- acres of as line land us there is in  the valley. The chief promised that if  they were allowed to remain where  they were for this season and to cut  ���������-their winter's stock of hay on the land  where they have been accustomed to  do so, that next year he and his tribe  would move over to the other side oi'  the river and - look out for suitable  spots for themselves over there. Mr.  Alexander on the part of the Reclamation Company agreed to this arrangement, and the so-called difficulty is at  an end.  The ^ohly turbulent spirits in the  tribe are one or two of- the younger  men who have been imbued with factious ideas from intercourse with  Indians across the border.-.  ii  - Nelson owes a good_ deal to the International Commission Company of  which Mr. Julius Ehrlich has been the  manager since its establishment heie  more than a year ago. Utterly helpless in the matter of vegetables and  farm produce the district has had,to  depend on the energy of Mr. Ehrlich  for bringing in the welcome produce of  the. Colville Valley and other distant  parts. The company will in future be  Known as Simpson <!_ Co. Mr. Ehrlich  having taken into partnership "flu.--.  Frank Simpson of Colville who will buy  for the new concern and Mr. E. L.  Kirk formerly book keeper to "B. L.  Gordon, wholesale grocer of Spokane.  By the new arrangements customers  will find their wants still more carefully attended to than even they were  before.  HIGH ASSAYS FROM SLOCAN.  Another ToihI Mountain Mine Bonded���������Slocan  Ore for Pilot Un.-.  NEI-SON.  Tilings on the Toad Mountain nre  looking lively. Mr. Humph eys ia so  pleased with the result of his development, work on the Starlight that he will  ntonce put in a stamp mill. He recently  bonded this claim from Messrs. Buchanan  and Kelly. The final payment is not due  until Christmas.  Arr. McVicar, who is the head of tbe  Nova Scotia syndicate that is nt  present working the No. 1 mine at Ainsworth, has bonded the Princess, a claim  ou the Silver King wagon road about  four miles from town, owned by Messrs.  Neelands. The amount of the bond is  825,000. The ore from this claim shows  a high percentage of copper.  riLOT BAY.  The stack is not yet blown in, nor  will it be until a considerable reserve  of dry ore which is now being received  from the No. 1 and Skyline at Ainsworth is on hand. This however, will  not take long to accumulate if the latter mine keeps to its intention of sending across .*"���������> tons a day. The first  load was brought across the Lake on  Wednesday last.  The reports about the building of  new stacks are somewhat premature.  As Mr. Hendryx pointed out to us, it  would not be wise to erect new plant  when the present one has to wait occasionally for supplies. When more  ore offers than the first stack can consume then will be the time to think of  new plant.  ' We understand that 100 tons of ore  has been purchased for the smelter  from the Noble Five mine. It will be  shipped via Nakusp and Robson.  ��������� WANETA.  (From an occasional Correspondent.)  The camps on Sheep and Lost Creeks,  Salmon River, are attracting considerable attention. New strikes of, quartz  are daily reported. Several of the  claims have already been bonded to a  New York company, promoted by Mr.  Geo. J. Goodhue. Mr. Goodhue's company will do considerable development  work this year. A townsite has beeu  staked aud already about 30 or 10 prospectors are camped on it.  Some parties have been indulging in  claim jumping. It is to be hoped that  this practice will receive the encouragement that ii deserves.  The Stanley Bros, have turned the  water on their placer claim on the lower Salmon River.  R. Get kow has also put some men to  work on his claim on the Salmon.  The public here has had about enough  of the abuse heaped on the Gold Commissioner, it is about time the "Tribune" should, stop this, and publish  something of more interest.  SLOCAN.  The Kalispell has sent a sample lot of  2J4 tons to Omaha.  Messrs. J. A. Finch, W. SpriDger,  Frauklin, Mallory and McCulloch have  been among our visitors this week.  Ed. Shannon was presented with a  daughter by bis wife last Wednesday.  His son Denver was the first child born  here.  Slocan Lake has been sounded by the  -Dominion���������--geological���������surveyors.���������Its"  average depth is 800 feet. In two places  a depth of 900 feet, 150 fathoms, was obtained.  The coming of one railway and possibly  of two to Sandon was not likely to be  overlooked by the enterprising business  meu of this section. Three hotels are  running there now and two more .are  building. **"  Among the highest assays of ore received this year is that from the IXL, a  recent location between - Twelve Mile  Creek aud Springer Creek. The returns  were 774 ounces in silver and 8105 in  gold. This claim is on a branch on the  left side of Springer Creek, about 1%,  miles from the lake.  Mr. Holden, of the New Denver drug  store, has returned from a visit to the  Const, where he has been endeavoring to  enli-t.capita! for the claims in this district, more particularly those situated ou  the lake and on Eight Mile, Ten Mile  and Springer Creeks. During his absence  Mr. Holden has been made a commissioner for oaths.  Mr. F. .Ffoliiott;, the manager for  Messrs. Foley Bros. & Guthrie, the contractors of the Kaslo-Slocan line, denies  the reports that the staff of men at work  has been reduced. He says that they are  still vigorously pushing the work forward and that it will be ready for traffic  by the end of October.  And well it may be, as judging from  all reports, both it and the Nuskup line,  will have all the ore to carry that they  can stagger under. According to' the  Ledge, all the big mines are preparing  for increased staffs of men and at many  of them the heaps of rich galena. are  growing on the dumps. The Slocan Star,  Noble Five, Deadman, Americnn.Boyand  others will commence shipping right  away.- Messrs. Mann Bros, will have the  haulage of a large part of the output.  Captain Moore asserts that the concentrator at New Duluth is in excellent  order. The tramway is nearly ready for  work. The rails are laid, the cars are on  the ground and the wire rope is being  adjusted. The work reflects the greatest  credit on the B. C. Iron "Works Company.  A quantity of ore is ready for shipment  at the head of the tram. It is estimated  that when tbe whole of the company's  works are in full swing, say by the end  of September, they will employ 500 men.  H03SLA"N_>,  A strike of considerable value has  been made on the Iron Horse one of  the four claims bonded by Mr, A. E.  Humphreys for $75,00. The lead on  this claim had the usual iron capping.  At a few feet depth it began to show  traces of gold. In the twenties the  value of the gold had increased to as  many dollars. The shaft was then  abandoned and a tunnel commenced  to cut the vein at about 00 feet. The  junction has now been effected aud  the vein reached, from which ore has  been taken that- assays as high as $57  in gold. The report that the vein consisted of nine feet of solid ore was not  quite correct.      TRAIL CREEK.  [f any man deserves well of Trail  Creek it is probably Mr. E.S. Topping.  He was one of the first to pin his  faith to that district and having  pinned it he sat down and waited with  all the patience that comes to a man  who knows that he has a good thing  and means to stick to it in spite of the  neglect of a world that will not look  his way. He rightly considered that  the gate of so rich a camp must in  time become a valuable point and accordingly he took up the townsite of  Trail at the junction of the creek of  that name with the Columbia, whence  the road leads up to the now celebrated  mines seven miles inland:  In spite of roads to Northport .arid  projected railways Trail is the natural  outlet for the Trail Creek mines and  its natural advantages are likely before long to be increased by artificial  communication in the shape of a tramway. Two companies have given notice  of their intention to construct lines  from the mines to Trail and it is  whispered that the engineers of a  great railway have been seen making  observations in the same direction.  But one of the tramway projectors is  Mr. Humphreys, who owns at one end  the Kootenay, the Iron Horse arid  about a couple of hundred thousand  dollars worth of niining property generally and who is also reported to have  acquired an interest recently in Mr.  Topping's townsite of Trail.  It will, therefore not be surprising if  in the course of a month or two a  number of new buildings are added  to what is already a considerable village so picturesquely situated on the  banks of the great river.  LOCAL   NEWS.  THE KOOTENAY MINES.  Mr. W. J. Goepel, the mining recorder leaves today to spend his holidays on the Coast. His place will be  occupied by Mr. G. H; Rashdall.  We have received another consignment of Colonel Baker's pamphlet on  the Kootenay mines and we shall be  happy to hand copies to any one who  may require them.  The sale by auction of the Golden  Wreath and Golden King mineral  claims, by order of the sheriff, which  was to have taken place on.Monday  last, is adjourned until Monday, 2nd  of September.  Gilbert Stanley is removing into the  premises next door to his present little  quarters, recently occupied by Neelands Bros. These are being refitted  anddecoratedandour enter prising book  sellet will have more room to meet his  growing business. ���������  Eastern manufacturers are turning  their attention to Kootenay. Mr.  Gale of Gale and Sons of Waterville,  Q-iebec has recently made a tour of  the district with considerable success.  As the goods he deals in are the famous mattrasses, the men of Kootenay  will probably sleep the sounder for his  visit.  The Great Northern Railway is making preparations to hold its end up at  Bonner VFerryin the"com petition "for"  the Slocan ores that will begin as soon  as the Kaslo-Slocan line is in working  order. "Anew spur from the main  track and a wharf has been constructed  at Bonner's Ferry and -a warehouse is  to be built.  The Cosmopolitan magazine is now  sold for the remarkably low price of  10 cents a copy. It is fully worth :.').  There is no appearance of "less perfect  workmanship about the first 10 cent  number which has just reached us and  the reading matter is quite up to this  excellent publication's usual standard.  We are informed that it is the intention of a wellknown inhabitant-of  Nelson to build a new first.-class hotel  on Baker Street. The proposed building will be of the newest pattern and  will.be fitted with all the comforts and  luxuries that travellers to the west may  have been accustomed to in the older  cities of the East.  The garden party held under the  auspices of the Ladies' Aid* Society of  the Presbyterian church on Wednesday evening was a success, both socially and financially. Owing to the inclemency of the weather and counter-  attractions in town the attendance was  not large, but those who were fortunate enough to be present passed a very  pleasant time with music and social  games. Ice cream and .other refreshments were served.  Mr. F. J". Shaughnessy Vice President of the C.. P. R. visited Nelson  during the week. He was accompanied  by Messrs. Peterson and II. J. Cambie,  engineers; Mr. II. Abbott, General  Superintendent; Mr. It.* Marpole, Sup-  e-int*5aent, and by Messrs. P. Gedde.s  and )&������$?. Hodges, Secretaries. The  partKareived from Rossland. on Wednesday; Jin ight and left by the Alberta  on j^ThtJreday. for Kaslo, whence they  pr&gt'-Tfi'oyi-r land to Nakusp. Mr. G.  M<iI^jB.(.wn, the District Passenger  Agent,,\f! also at Nelson, and leaves  this^afternoon to join the rest of. the  party at Nakusp.  A' good many visitors are finding  their way to the Halcyon Hot- Springs  Hotel on the Arrow Lakes and those  that go once generally "want to go  again. This does not mean that invalids have to' go there twice to be  cured. The first visit sets them on  their feet, and then when they are  strong again they want to go there to  enjoy the quiet comfort of the place  or else to have some of the splendid  fishing or later in the year to indulge in  the excellent sport after the big game  which abounds in the neighbourhood  of the hotel. .  A Full Account of Their Progress and  Condition To-Day.  The Size of the Country���������The Formation���������Communications���������History.  The Kootenay country is that part of  British Columbia embraced by the Rocky  Mountains on the east, the valley of the  Columbia River on the north and west,  and the International Boundary on the  south. We propose now to deal with  the western half of this area.  SIZE OF TIIE COUNTRY.  Taking its shape roughly as a parallelogram, it is about 160 miles long (from  the Cauadian Pacific Railway southward)  and has a mean breadth of 60 miles. It  thus embraces an extent of about 10,000  square miles.  THE FORMATION.  The general contour of the country  consists mainly of three paralell ranges,  being all spurs of the Selkirk Mountains,  running nearly north and south with two  main water basins between them, the  Kootenay Lake to the east and the Arrow Lakes, which are parts of the Columbia River, to the west. The geography  of these two main river systems is somewhat difficult to describe without a map.  They rise close together under the  shadow of the Rockies, and tbeu flow,  the one to the north and the other to the  south, putting many hundreds of miles  between them and finally uniting in the  Kootenay country a few miles below  Nelson. They both form magnificent internal waterways. The Columbia is  navigable from Revelstoke on the C.P.R.  for 200 miles southward to Northport, a  station on the Spokane Falls & Northern  Railway, in the State of Washington  The Kootenay is navigable from Bonner's  Ferry, a station on the Great Northern  Railway, in the State of Idaho, northward, by lake and river, for over 100  miles and westward another 20 miles to  Nelson, which is situated on that part of  the river flowing out of the lake. From  Nelson to its junction with the Columbia  River' at Robson the Kootenay is not  navigable, but a railway supplies the  connection.  The whole country is exceedingly  mountainous and for a great part is  covered with a dense forest of confirous  trees, of which the hemlock and larch  (tamarack) grow to a great size. There  are also the so-called cedar (Thuja  gigantea) and the white pine and others  of great economic value, but owing to  the reckless waste, chiefly through the  carelessness of people leaving camp fires  burning, the available timber is yearly  becoming more scarce. There is at present sufficient timber easily accessible for  mining purposes, but it is hard to say  how long so satisfactory a condition of  affairs will last.  The mountains are rugged and lofty,  reaching an altitude of j>ver 9,000 feet.  Th'eshowlinTTisTbetween 6,000 and 7.000"  feet. The Kootenay Lake is 1,780 feet  above sea level and the Columbia River  at Robson 1,375, aud at the head of the  Upper Arrow Lake 1,400. The height of  the Slocau Lake is given on Fletcher's  map at 1,750 feet and so is that of  Kootenay Lake, but the figures we have  given are supplied' us by the officers of  the Provincial Survey Department. In  the winter the thermometer seldon falls  below zero and the summers are temperate, the heat rarely exceeding 80������ in the  shade. Snow usually comes in earnest  about Christmas and covers the ground  for three months. These figures relate to  the valleys. , On the ranges the cold is  considerably more severe,  COMMUNICATIONS.  Probably no mining field in the world  started under better circumstances than  Ivootenay. Most of the fields in Australia  were remote from settlements, the South  African fields required not only a long  ocean and coastiug voyage, but a tedious  and expensive trip for several hundred  miles up country.- Kootenay "has three  main transcontinental lines running  right into her heart, splendid internal  water communications supplemented by  railroad spurs, which are being energetically pushed on to reucl*"' the mines  iu the remoter valleys and one or two  good roads." The Canadian Pacific main  line passes through the northern part of  the district and a branch runs down the  Columbia River from -' Revelstoke to  within 14 miles of tbe head of the Arrow  Lakes. A bianch starts in eastwards  from Nakusp on the upper lake and  reaches New Denver and Three Forks in  tbe heart of the great galena country.  The same great company owns also the  branch that., connects Nelson on the  Kootenay Lake with Robson on the  Columbia River. The main line of the  Great Northern Railway between St.  Paul and Spokane comes within touch of  the steamers plying oii the Kootenay  Lake and River at Bonner's Ferry. This  route,vhowever, freezes up in winter. A  direct'line runs between Nelson and  Spokane, connecting at the latter place  with the Northern Pacific-raihvay and  nearly all other American roads.  In addition to these lines a road is being built from Kaslo, ou Kootenay Lake,  into the Slocan. Itis to be finished by  the end of October. The C. P. R. is also  proposing to expend its branch from  Three Forks to the same spot, which is  onlv* about '6% mile8 *UI"tuer on an(1 close  to mauv of the chief mines. Two companies have given official notice of their  intention to construct tramways from the  Kreafc Trail Creek mining camp to the  Columbia River, while the Red Mountaiu  Railway Company has also obtained a  charter from the Dominion Government  to construct a line from the same group  of mines to a spot on tbe International  Boundary, where it will meet a spur  from the Spokane Falls & Northern Railway. Further connections of existing  lines are proposed, but we do not mention them as there does not appear to be  any pressing need or great likelihood of  their immediate construction. A good  wagon road connects Kaslo and Three  Forks���������a distance of 28. miles. On the  lakes and rivers there in an excellent service of steamers, most of them the  property of the Columbia & Kootenay  Navigation Company. Their boats, however, are not quite able to meet the  requirements of the traffic, and two new  boats'" are now under construction, one on  the Columbia and the other on Kootenay  Lake. "The Nakusp," on the Columbia,  which was launched in July, is the finest  boat on the inland waters of British  Columbia, and visitors to this new,  rough and wild company will be somewhat astonished at the luxury of board  and lodging supplied by the steamers.  HISTORY.  As long ago as the beginning of this  century the Indiaus used to melt down  the rock of what is now the Blue Bell  mine to make their bullets. They communicated their knowledge to the trappers and hunters of the Hudson's Bay  Compiiny. About the middle of the century, too, the wandering placer miners  washed the rich gravels of many of our  streams, Forty-Nine*" Creek bears in its  name the date ot its discovery. But the  early miners were only able with their  simple appliances to superficially work  the rich beds which are now yielding up  their treasures to the great monitors of  mode rn hydraulic companies.  The discovery of the Silver King Miue  on Toad Mountain, just above Nelson, in  the latter eighties commences tbe modern  era of the development of the Kooteuay.  Following quickly on this came a rush of  prospectors, whose picks disclosed the  secrets of the Slocan, the treasures of  Trail. But it was not until the last six  months that the latter attracted any  notice at all.  It is one Kootenay's advantages that  she has a nation of born prospectors close  handy just across the border, but at the  same time it is galling to a Britisher to  see all the prizes of his country falling  one by one into alien pockets, which is  happening every day.  For the last five years the history of  the country has been the Usual story of  many pr< spects being found, a lesser  number developed and of a very few becoming actual mines. There has been  the usual difficulty of. attracting outside  help in the way of capital and most of  the work that has beeu done is the result  of the efforts of the original owners, or  their immediate successors. Now, however, a new era seems to have commenced. Sufficient work has been done  to demonstrate -the-f act- thatthe country  contains very - rich mineral deposits.  Many thousand tons of ore have been  sent out to the smelters of the United  States, a smelter of the most approved  modern pattern has been built and at  work for the last six months, and the attention of mining men, almost exclusively  Americans, has been attracted to this  small spot of British territory. The result  is that no mining journal in the States is  complete to-day without some reference  to oue or other of the Kootenay camps,  and many and strange are the garbled  reports that appear therein.  THE NELSON & FORT SHEITAHD  .   TEJtMlNUS.  During the'recent visit of the Canadian Pacific Railway oft'cials, a  representative of The Miner interviewed Mr. Shaughnessy. the Vice  President, and Mr. H. Abbott, the  General Superintendent. The latter  gentleman stated" that he saw in our  columns Mr. Corbin's denial of all  knowledge of any ��������� change in the position of the C. P. It. in the matter. He  was somewhat surprised at this, because he had previously addressed him  a letter informing him that the C.P.R.  would waive all its objections lo the  Spokane line establishing itself on the  waterfront in Nelson, provided that  room was left for them (the C.P.R.) to  construct their line (already surveyed)  from Nelson to Five. Mile "Point,-this  being a portion of their proposed connection with the Crow's Nest Pass  route. Mr. Abbott in his letter further  suggested that the engineers of the  two companies should ni'-ot here in  Nelson, go oyer the ground together  and arrange between them how room  for the two lines of rail could be arranged. Mi. Abbott "stated that it  would be inconvenient "for his company to make use of running powers  over Mr. Corbin's line. No answer to  this letter was. received.  After seeing Mr. Corbin's letter in  The "Miner, ot the 15th of June, Mr.  Abbott felt so certain that Mr. Corbin  could not have received his letter that  he wrote him again, enclosing a copy.  To this Mr. Corbin replied, stating that  Mr. Abbott's previous letter had been  mislaid during his absence and consequently had not reached him. To Mr.  Abbott's suggestions about leaving  room for another line of rail Mr. Corbin replied in general terms which the  C. P. R.^company is unable to recognize as a definite and businesslike  agreement.  There the matter- stands now, and  we shall refer to it next week.  CAMPS    M'KINLEY    AND  ROCK CREEK.  COAST FANCIES AND CAMP FACTS.  Chinumeii mid old Memories.���������It all Hangi  oifon-Hlne.  CAMP M'KINJ-EY.  (From our special Corrcspondant.)  McKinley is at the top of a mountain  28 miles from {Fairview and is an old  camp revived, in which at present everything seems to depend upon the subceea  of the one great mine, the Cariboo, now  being operated and likely to be sold by  its present owners, the Cariboo Milling,  Mining and Smelting Company, to a  Butte company represented by Colonel  Doyie. That is, I think, a fairly accurate, if rough summary of the position at  McKinley. That there is a very large  quantity ot valuable mining property in  the immediate vicinity of the Cariboo  there is no doubt, and this will probably  be bought and developed _s soon as one  big company get. in and shows the way.  Bat at present the only mine doing; any- '  thing is the Cariboo, a free milling, proposition, upon which a 10-stamp mill has  been at work for about a year and in  which Colonel Doyle is now employing  about 35 men in sinking. The Cariboo  is bonded to the people whom Colonel  Doyle represents and will be bought if  the ore maintains its character to tbe  depth of 200 feet. The shaft is down 146  feet and the colonel himself said that it  seemed to improve as it went down. The  mill is going night and day, the men  working in eight hoar shifts, and the ore  which they mill returns 318 to the ton in  gold. A good deal of work has been done  outside of the Cariboo. In the Alioe and  Emma there is a shaft 67 feet deep and  many other claims have holes in them  over 20 feet deep. The Anarchist mountain, near Camp McKinley, is a district  full of promises, any work doue upon it  resulting in excellent showings, but at  present, with the exception of the Butte  company, represented by Colonel Doyle,  and a representative of the Standard Oil  Company, there are as far as we could  learn no buyers in camp yet. The character of tbe ore (free'milling) and tbe  practical results of the development of  the Cariboo mine should do much to attract capitalists to the district, and no  doubt will do so as soon as the results of  Colonel Doyle's experiment are published. It is creditably reported that Mr.  Monahan and his colleagues have made  in one year out of the Cariboo its working expenses, original cost, the price of  their 10-stamp mill and its freight to  McKinley (no slight sum tbat last) and  a very comfortable cheque for pocket  money besides, and that the mine is how  bonded for $175,000; but this is only  hearsay evidence. What we know  of our own knowledge is that this one  mine is very busy und that, as usual' iu  British Columbia, there are practically  no English or Canadians in it The'  Americans are not only conquering Kootenay but acquiring British Columbia.  It is rather funny to see the facts on ihe  mountain and hear:, the fancies on 'the  coast.  BOCK CREEK.  Rock Creek is a place of Chinamen and  old memories. It was quite a place at  one time, and now and again some one  finds diggings which pay well for a month  or two but no oue is doing very much  there at present The only work which  is being done upon a big scale is being  done by Chinese, the stores are kept by  them, and they are all so infernally saucy  that I heard one of them attribute canine  ancestors to a white miner without- getting his head punched. Up the creek a  company of white men is sinking for bed  rock, and though they have gone far  without finding what they are looking  for, they are working.with thnt old bull,  dog tenacity which may win them a big  reward. I hope it may. But the hope  of Rock Creek seems to mc to be in tne  chance of finding the quartz from which *  the gold hiis.corao and this cannot be far  distant. All the gold which we Baw iu  tlie Chinese stores was not only coarse  heavy gold, but was peculiarly rough  and uneven as if it had not long left the  matrix. As there are parties of prospectors all over the hills, up Rock Creek  aod elsewhere and ns we heard of men  who were preparing to put in a solid  summer some 80 miles up Kettle River,  we may yet hear of something better  than S3 diggings from this district before  1896. The quartz which .supplied the  gold of Rock Creek's early days would  be worth finding. It the Miner took  any interest in fishing or farming or even  big game shooting, I could tell a story  which would paint Rock Creek - in rosy  colours but I know that the Miner is  narrow minded. 1 am afraid it cares  nothing for anything but mines and  miners and has a most pernicious habit  of minding its own business. So on  these subjects I. am silent.���������[We have no  doubt tbat our Correspondent would  paint Rock Creek or any other place a  rosy colour if he was allowed to, but he  isnt���������Ed.] -. ���������   '!  . CUUUOII N0TICKS.  Sunday, July 21st, 1895.  'Mkthodist Chukcii, Hume's Hall,  Vernon Street. Services at 11 a. m.  and at 7.30 p. rn. Morning subject  "The Dav of Small Things." Evening  subject, '"'A Wonderful City."  Prksrytkkian Ciiciicii. Services  I at 11 a. m. and 7 n..m. Sunday School  I (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thurs-  j day evening at 8 p. rn.  Catholic Church. Mass at 10.30;  Benediction at 7.30. THE MINER NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JULY 20,  1895,  wmMKKiJimumw. *������������������<.)-' u/yfunw  JULIUS ON THE JURY.  UNUSUAL,  BUT A GOOD JOKE ON AN  OMAHA   LAWYER.  An Eloquent Opening That Was Wasted  Because of Juryman No. 11���������A Defend,  ant Who "Knows -lore About Dot Case  as Anybody," and It Proved to lie So.  ' 'It. happened ten or a dozen years  ago, " said he. "One Julius Goldfarb,  an cast sido merchant, had sought the  protection of insolvency proceedings several times, but with praiseworthy por-  .overanco had followed tho motto, 'If at  first you don't succeed, fail, fail again.'  In his ..last undertaking, however, his  creditors alleged that ho had been entirely too successful and charged him with  tho sequestration of property of various  kinds to the amount of $10,000. To recover this suit was brought in tho court  of common pleas. I was retained as  counsel for tho defendant.  "When tho day and hour sot for the  trial of tlio oauso arrived, I was busy, so  I sent my clerk over to represent the defense, with instructions to watch the  oponing proceedings and waivo all challenges of tho jurors, intending to roach  tho scene in timo to try tho caso. After  disposing of tho matter in ��������� hand I went  over to the common pleas courtroom, entering just as tho opening statement was  being made by tho counsel for the creditors, tho attorney being the late R. H.  Newconib, commonly known as^Dick.  ' 'As I took my seat I glanced around  the bar and theu about tho courtroom in  search of my*,client, but ho was not visible. I had on my 'near' glasses, so I  'winked' them off, put on my 'far'  glasses and repeated the search, with the  same result. Then I put on both pairs  of glasses without being able to discover  my missing client. Wondering at the  absence of Goldfarb at such a time, I  'winked' off both glasses and turned toward the jury box just as Dick Newconib was completing his statement of  tbe creditors' sido of tho case.  "Newcomb, as you may remember,  was a.man possessed of an oratorical  'gift' and inordinately fond of displaying his lingual ability, no matter how  Email a provocation was offered by the  nature or merits of the case. On the  present occasion Disraeli's characterization of Gladstone, 'intoxicated with the  exuberance of his own verbosity,' would  fitly apply to Dick Newcomb as he disclaimed against the 'moral obliquity'  and 'ingrained turpitude' of the defendant.  "As he took his seat he leaned over to  me and whispered:  ���������   '' 'How is that for an opening statement?'  " 'That's all right for an opening  Btatemeut,' said I, 'hut I don't think I  shall try this case with you today.'  " 'Whatdo you mean by that?' asked  Newcomb in astonishment.  " 'Look at juror No. 11,' I said.  *������ 'Well, what abont him?'  " 'Do you know him?'       .  ���������"No.  Who is he?'  ���������Julius Goldfarb.'  'You don't mean the defendant In  this suit?'  " 'Precisely.'  ���������    "Quivering with indignation and disgust, Newcomb sprang to his feet and  nddressod the court. _     .  '.' 'May it please your honor, it has;  just come to my knowledge that juror'  No. 11 in that box is no other thin the  defendant in this action.'  "The sitting judge was. the late ex-  Chief Justice Larrcniore, who was a  great stickler for the observance of all  prescribed forms and jealous for the  dignity and respect clue the bouch. Turning toward the jury box, he said sternly:  " 'Juror No. 11, stand up.'  ���������__*Ee_obeyed._  'What is your uame?' demanded the  judge.  '* 'Julius Goldfarb, shndgo.'  " 'Are you the defendant iii this suit?'  " 'Ja wohl, shudge.  So I vos.'  1   " 'Whatdo you mean by getting yourself sworn in as a juror to try your own  case?' thundered Judge Larremore.  "'Vy, shudge,' answered Goldfarb  coolly, 'dey vos call my name, undt you  dole me to shtood up dere, undt I vos  answer all der questions, undt dot man'  (indicating Dick Newcomb) .'said I vos  all right. Undt den I sits mo- down  - here ver I vos dbld. Dot's all, shudge.'  ' "Judge Larreiuoro's faco had grown  redder and redder during Goldfarb's  story, and when the latter finished the  judge treated him to as sovoro a lecture  as over was hoard in a courtroom. Goldfarb listened with a" meek and lowly  ���������mien, but the twinklo of hiseyo showed  that fear of tho judge's roproof could  not spoil his enjoyment of tho joke..  "Wh.n Judge Larrcmoro had ended  /-.bis lecture, ho declared a nontrial.  Goldfarb was discharged from the jury  box, other talc :nen wero summoned, a  new juror selected, "and tho trial of  tho caso was proceeded with.       ".  "After court was adjourned for the  1  day Newcomb walked over to Goldfarb  and said:'       ���������       .  " 'See hero, Goldfarb, do you mean to-  say you would-havo gone on and tried  your own case?'  " 'Ja wohl,-vy not?'  " 'And  I  suppose   you would have  brought in a verdict for yourself if you  could?' .  " 'Now, Misder Newcomb, you vos a  lawyer. "Vot vos I dere for anyhow?'  ' " 'But suppose the evidence had been  all against you? Suppose we had proved  that you had made away with the property?'  " 'Ach, hoiligo Moses! I knows more  about dot ease as. anybody. Vot's do  use of broving auydingssovhenl knows  it vos a lie already?'  "Newcomb walked away in eminent  disgust. The result of tho caso proved  the wily Julius to have niade a successful failure. His name had chanced to tie  among those drawn for trial jurors for  that term of court, and by mere accident  it had been drawn from the box for his  own cas-e. The carelessness of the court  officers and" Dick Newcomb had don*  . the rest."���������Omaha World-Herald.  WARD  M-ALLISTER'S VIEWS.  Really  Thinks a, Gentleman   May Enlace  In Certain Linos of Business.  During the period of our civil war society becamo utterly demoralized, and.  many persons amassed fortunes by stocks  and gold --peculations, and government  contracts camo to the surface by their  reckless extravagance, says Ward McAllister in his wise way in the Now  York World. Then came the period of  railway speculators, many of them gon-  uino railway robbers, as they acquired  fortune in a dishonest and reckless manner, but under our modern leniency we  do not care how a man acquires his fortune so long as ho is clover enough to  escape the prison walls.  At present wo aro just coming to tho  reign of tho great shopkeepers. Shop-  keeping has changed so in 50 years that to  manage ono of our great dry goods, gro-  cory or tailoring establishments requires  the ability of a general. The modern  shopman is no longer cringing and serv-  ilo, but holds up his head as high as the  man who patronizes him.  In tho second generation the old time  prejudice which formerly existed vanishes, and undoubtedly in a few years  the millionaire proprietors of our great  Broadway and Sixth avenue stores will  bo knocking aud demanding admission  to society's exclusive functions.  There is undoubtedly a, set here who  might be termed reactionary who fight  against tins-impending change, bnt onr  old family element, I am afraid, must  content themselves with their meetings  of Colonial Dames, Colonial Wars and  other.kindrcd societies, and acknowledge  that "the old order changeth."  The question now arises:  Can a tradesman be a. veritable gentleman?  I reply unquestionably, yes.  The idea of what constitutes a gentleman is very varied, aud a definition is  perhaps different in America from the  definition in England. In a general sense  in this country it applies to every one  who is not a blackguard, as one work-  ingman will say to another, "Be a gentleman," or, "Behave yourself like a  gentleman."  But of course this is not the idea that  I propose to discuss. The point is: Is it  possible for a man engaged in trade to  have ali the instincts and feelings of a  true gentleman, or does the continual  striving after gain give a shoppy and  commercial tinge to his whole nature?  This depends upon tho man himself.  In Loiicloiitaniau in "the city" is not  usually found in the drawing rooms of  the aristocracy, the only exceptions he-  ing where a man of good family, usually a younger son, has secured a good  berth for himself, possibly with very  little to do but draw his salary, or where  a young man has inherited from his father a business which is carried on for  him by his partners, but undoubtedly a  man is a bit ashamed there of being in  trade, and the army, the navy, the  church and diplomacy aro considered a  more correct career for a young noblo-  mau or gentleman if his means will permit.  In America all this is different.  A young man.on finishing his education hero is generally very anxious to  got to work aud find some opportunity  to commence a business career. Our  young men of family and fortune rarely  think of the army, navy and diplomacy  and still less of tho church. Not that  these careers do not contain many estimable persons, but they are .certainly  not regarded with as much favor as the  legal profession or as commerce, banking, engineering or mining. Take, for  instance, young men after completing  thoir education in England and America���������they are at that period of their life  much alike���������and then take them 15 years  later. ' Are tho Americans any the less  true gentlemen for having spent that  ���������time-in-the-rnsh-to- secure ^fortune,---'*--  does it blunt all their finer sensibilities?  The Duke of Argyll answered this  question conclusively, for he put all his  younger sons in trade. -      .  They are not necessarily any the less  true gentlemen.  Rural Chin*.  On every side white homesteads are  scattered, each in its setting of giant  bamboo shoots. When you have realized  the fact that each of these little lusters  of limo washed cottages represents tho  homo of fathers; sons, grandsons and all  their feinalo belongings, you will begin  to appreciate the density of the population. In front of every farm stand yellow straw stacks raised on wooden legs,  and under each a tiny red cow ruminates  or else a dull, - hairy wafer buffalo,  stupidly wondering whether a mouthful  of straw snatchod from above will repay  the trouble of balancing oirhis hind legs.  Tho general effect is most homelike  and pleasant. It must bo added that a  closer inspection of ono of these farms  does not prove so satisfactory. Round  about the ground is -trowed with litter  and broken earthenware, while the  drainage from the cattle sheds forms  puddles on the roadway. The plaster has  fallen in flakes from the walls. The gay  lanterns and gaudy texts in red and  black that adorn the entrance only accentuate tho dismal untidiness. Nor is  the semicircular fish tank, half full pf  stagnant water, pleasing either to eyes  or noso. '    '    -   -     '  Clattoring across tho drying floor between it aud the house, I bring out a  pack of curly black haired dogs, who  bark furiously, but at a respectful distance. I am known here and am let  pass without further comment than  tbe customary "Stit li fanm'thyam?"  ("Have you" eaten rice or not yet?")  which, like "How do you do?" calls for  no particular answer.���������Blackwood's  Magazine.  >��������� 15o������ton.  Boston was originally named Tremont  or Trimountain, from being built on  three hills���������Beacon, Kopp and Fort  hills. In 1C30 the court of Charlestown  ordered the name changed to Boston.  This was the name of a city in England,  a contraction of St. Botolph's town, a  town in Lincolnshire, which grew up  ronud a famous monastery.  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Advertisements  running /or shorter periods than three  months are 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.  AODRCSS  THBMINBR PRINTING APUBLI8HINQCO  NELSON.    B.C.  TO PUSH THE COUNTR Y. '  In this number we commence a.ser-  ies of articles entitled "The Kootenay  Country." It is their object to set  forth "accurately and concisely! the  position of mining affairs here to-day  so that they may be sent abroad far  and wide with the recommendation  from everyone that they are reliable.  After appearing in The Mineb they  will be published in the form of a  pamphlet, for which we have already  received many orders in advance. A  quantity of tabulated information will  be included of which the figures have  the sanction of official origin. Our object is.to produce a publication which  may be of service in pushing the interests of Kootenay, and we recognize  that for this purpose accuracy of in-  foi ination is an absolute necessity.  We have, therefore, taken great pains  to obtain this desirable quality, but if  any of our readers notice any statement that cannot be borne out by  facts oi- any seeming facts that are not  facts, we trust that in the interests of  the country at large we may be informed of the mistake in time to correct it before final publication. At the  same time, if any of our friends will  suggest to us any points that we may  miss we shall be much obliged for the  help.  lucluded in Ihe pamphlet will be the  articles now appearing in The Miner  by Our Special Correspondent dealing  with the mining -amps which lie a few.  miles to the westward. These are of  interest because that district, though  lying outside the bounds of Kootenay,  are undoubtedly a part of the one  great mineral belt which traverses so  large a part of Southern British  Columbia.  beys came in at a. time when .very-  thing was dead,   when mines and real-  estate were absolutely unsaleable.  Silver was nowhere.    The world  would  not listen to stories about Trail Greek  He well deserves his luck,   on which-,  we   most  heartily   congratulate him.  Our   only   regret   is    that   our   own  countrymen are so neglectful of the  great opportunities that are now be"  ing    picked   up    by   our   American  cousins    and    that    we   cannot  see  .Britishers come in and with the same  skill,    enterprise     and   capital    reap  similiar rewards.  DRIFTING STRAIVS.  No one is so competent to guage the  course of trade as the officers of a  great steamship company whose vessels visit many foreign shores. Such a  company is the Peninsular & Oriental  Steam Navigation Company, whose  vessels visit the shores of the Mediterranean,. Arabia, India,. The Straits,  China, Japan and-Australia. It is the  largest steamship company, in the  world. At a recent meeting, of the  shareholders in London its chairman  made some pertinent remarks. He  pointed out bow Japan was rivalling  the Western countries in their Eastern  trade. During the past few years an'  enormous trade was done between  Northern Europe and India in  matches, those little Swedish matches  that are so well known. Now Japan,  has monopolized that trade entirely,  and she is setting herself to work with  all the energy for which she is remarkable to oust Bombay and Manchester  from their share in- the cotton trade.  But his concluding remarks were of  greater importance, as bearing upon  what is looked upon by some as the  question of the day���������bimetallism. He  stated that the low price of silver cost  the company, in exchange, no less than  ������200,000 (a million dollars) a year and  he hinted at a time when the company  instead of being pivotted on London,  as at present, might have its meetings  and pay the dividends in Hong Kong,  Hiogo or some other great Eastern  port.  PATIENCE REWAEDEm  THE OLD LOCATION COMING TO  THE FEONT.  Chance for Speculators   Who  Were   Too  Late at Itossland.  I$y. OYYeleop-cbrrv.  YElpsslamd, J?. G,  18 July, VS.  QYhe QYoturisite cut QYtolU  will he on the J������arrhet  o.jzjloriclcby. rzext, Y������Qn&  of July.  __.. S. QYop-ping--.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  We have been asked the meaning of  the work Valkyrie, the name of the  celebrated yacht. The Valkyriur or  Valkyries were the twelve nymphs of  Valhalla who selected t hose dest ined  to death. The word Valkyriur literally  means chooser ofjthe slain.  It will be remembered that some  time ago counterfeit dollars were  freely made and issued in the United  Stales. At the present price of silver  this was a profitable business. Coun-  feit shillings have recently turned' up in  Victoria, and there is reason to believe  that they have found their way over  here from Melbourne, Australia. They  are very hard to detect, as tlie weight  corresponds closely with the standard and the silver of which they are  made gives an assay almost exactly  similar to the genuine article.  A KOOTENA Y KING.  Every one will be glad to hear of Mb.  Humphrey's good iuck in striking it  rich on the Iron Horse.  It is scarcely a year since he came to  the Kootenay country, but like C_esar  of old he came, saw and conquered.  Whether it was by natural shrewdness  or by sheer good luck does not matter, but Mk. Humphreys' investments  seem to turn out. well. His first ac-  quisibn was the Alamo and Idaho  claims in the Slocan, Jto^ wjiich he has  "since a������ded~~t fie" "C u mberlaud and  others. His luck showed itself on the  Cumberland by the discovery of a  previously unsuspected ledge parallel  to the one they were working. Mr,,  Humphreys' handling of these properties showed that he meant business  and not mere speculation,.and that he  had the means to carry out his intention. A concentrator was built at a  point on. the Nakusp Railway just below the mines, with which it is connected by a tramway put in by the  British Columbia Iron Works Company, These works are just completed  and their output will test the carrying  powers of the railway to the utmost.  Having got   these works   into going  ' order Mr. Humphreys' early this  spring turned his attention to Trail  Creek, then just, in the bud of its fame.  He has bonded properties there to an  amount exceeding $200,000, - he is reported to-'have acquired an interest of  the value of !$20,000 in .the town of  Trail.and he is sibout to build a tramway from his mines to that spot,.a distance of some seven miles. But Mr.  Humphreys is never too much engrossed with one scheme to prevent him  keeping his eyes roving round foi  what is moving in other places. As  our readers are aware, about six weeks  ago he bonded the^ Starlight claim on  Toad mountain, and having had some  development work done he is about to  erect a stamp mill to treat the ore.  His investments at Trail have so far,  proved themselves good ones. The  Kootenay claim is said to contain a  larger ledge of ore than any other  mine in the country and to betheequal  of any other in its richness; His latest  strike is oii the Iron Horse. This claim  is one of the same group as the Kootenay, the Columbia and the Enterprise, all four of- which he bonded 'or  $75,000. At a depth of 00 odd feet the  ledge has been cut by a tunnel and  found to contain mineral of the value  of $57 in gold and about 7 per cent,  in copper tothe ton. The value of the  bond on that group must be considerably over, six   figures.. MR; Humph-  We are afraid that those people will  be disappointed who may expect to  see rapid railway development following quickly on the footsteps of the C.  P.R. magnates who have just-visited  Kootenay. There is no doubt that  they are anxious to keep our trade on  this side of the boundary. Patriotism  and interest jump together for this  purpose. But the visit of the party  has no special significance and is si inply  the recurrence of the usual annual inspection. At the same time it is certain that further construction cannot  be delayed by letting Mr. Shaughnessy  .and_his associates-see-with-their-own  eyes what hitherto they have only  read of.      ������ =  The latest election news from Eng-  land^gives the Unionists a great majority as far. as th. y have gone. The  old word Conservative will now have  to give way to Unionist, the line of  demarcation between the two sections  of the party having practically disappeared. Of 204 members returned 172  were Unionists agaiust 82 Literals.and  Irish. Sir. W. Vernon Harcourt, the  late Chancellor of the Exchequer, was  actually defeated at Derby. Many  Unionists are being returned unopposed.' There is undoubtedly a great  revolution of feeling against Liberalism, Home Rule, Gladstone and all his  works, but of these the best hated was  his unholy alliance with the Irish and  his attempt to return to power by the  dismemberment of the British Empire.  (161)  FOR SALE!  BY AUCTION,  All the right, title and interest of  the firm of William McEachren  & Co. in the  Hotel  Slocan  Building and its Contents will be  offered for sale by, public Auction  on  1895, at 4 o'clock p. m.,  Unless in the meantime the same shall be .old  by private sale.  The sale will be conducted upon thc premises, and the building and contents will be  offered en bloc.  The terms will be One-Half Cash, and the  balance in three months. Security will be required for the deferred- payment.  6. O. BUCHANAN,  (156) .       Assignee, Estate McEachren & Co.  Kaslo, July 13,1895.  NOTICE  TAKE NOTICE that A. S. Farwell, as agent  for John Miles has filed the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in  favour, of the mineral claim "Paradise" situated  in the Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenay. District. ���������  Ad verso claimants, if any, must file their objections with me within tVi days from the date  of the first appearance of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, June 3, 1896. 8. 6, '95.        (146)  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that the undermentioned respective amounts will be  paid as bounty for the head of every, panther,  or wolf coyote killed in a settled district of the  Province on the certilicate of a Justice of. tho  Peace thatsuch animal was killed in a settlement, and thaUhe head was produced to and  destroyed by him, namely :������������������ -  For each panther, seven dollars and fifty  cents (.7.50).  ���������For each-wolf, two dollar. ($2.00).--"��������� ~r   For each coyote, one dollar ($1.00).  By Command.  JAMES BAKER;  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  (26) 22nd August, 186..  Spokane Falls <fc  Our contemporary calls us some very  hard names in his last issue, for which  he may be sorry before long. He  attributes these criminal qualities in us  to the fact that we have never yet met  any Canadian gentlemen.- Does he  mean to imply that the acquaintance  of a Canadian, gentleman is the one  and only, means of saving an unfortunate soul from h���������������������������1 ? ��������� Because, if so,  there, must be many million outwardly  honest and upright people in this  world who will unquestionably go to  an everlasting torment. But for ourselves, we beg to inform our. contemporary that he is wrong. That is the  polite way of saying (no charge for the  hint) what he said. We are acquainted  with many Cauadians here,in Nelson  and elsewhere and the assertion by our'  contemporary that" none of them are  gentlemen is simply a piece of insolent  ignorance. We must however admit  that there is one man who calls himself,  we believe, a Canadian, with whose  acquaintance we are not honoured.  Never since we first set foot in Nelson  has he condescended even to say "good  morning." This is the person who edits  The Tribune. His treatment of us and  the courteous language he uses show  that he belongs to such an exclusive  and aristocratic social circle that  neither we nor any of our friends can  hope to aspire to. , In fact there can  be scarcely any room in it for any one  but himself, and doubtless iri the hereafter there will h_ a special reserved  seat for him in the middle of th_ front  row where he will be able to sit at his  ease and pick his teeth while the rest  of us play to him as well as we can upon our little yellow harps.  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  to  KODAK   AGENTS  Amateur. Work Developed..  IMiutograpliic Stniilrl''- Supplied'  FLEMING    BROTHERS  61 Government Street, Victoria.       98  MINERS  HOTEL-KEEPERS and  ALL OTHERS.  ���������\lT-TT"Vr SEND your money out of tho:  T V XX JL country for provisions when  you can do as well in the province. You make  your money in British Columbia and it is your  DUTY tolcavcpartof it here rather than to send  it away. Wo are well aware that you are cut  off from the coast just now, but we want you  to study thc following price list and to send us  your, orders as soon as communications with us  are open. Wc'guarantco all goods of the finest  quality and defy all competition..  PRICE   -CIST.  Freight Kate to Nelson  pfJIUOO lb*������  BAKING POWDEH.,  Dr. Price's, 12 oz. tins per doz $5 00*\  Dr. Price's, 2. lb tin, each  1 40  Dr. Price's, 4 lb Un, each  200  Iloyal, 12.0-, tins, per doz  5 00  Cook's Choice. 2. lb tin, each     65 J- $1.70  Cook's Choice, 5 lb tins, each 100  Diamond, 1 lb tin, per doz  3 00  Eagle (very good quality) Mb tins   -  perdoz.'. _ 4.20,  CEKEALS.  Rolled oats, National Mills, 901b sack 3 85*\  25 sack  110  " Superior, 90 lb sack 3 75  National Mills, 7 lb sack    35 V. $1.18  Oatmeal, 10 lb sack     45 ;  J-erlOOlbs  4 00  , 10 lb sacks     35.  CxiKKSlS.  Best Ontario <by the drum) per,- lb:.  151 "i  N. W. T. cheese, per lb 13. to Hi I  Limburger, 2 tt> each     45 j  Swiss, per lb :    40j  Currants, per lb (C)      6  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spo_ane  and Northport.  TrirWeekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 8-12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wepnesday and Fbiday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Th.ksdays  and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connectatMarcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays a_d  Fridays.  ���������   Passengers for Trail Creek mines .connect et Northport with stage Daily.  Cocoa, Fry's i lb package     10  "     Bulk.perlb     36  " -    Vnn Houten's, i lb     25  ilb     50.  Coal oil (best American) per case... 3 50  Canned Peas, per doz  110  "     Corn,    "        110  *     "     Beans,   "  115  "     Tomatoes, per doz  125  "     Apricots (California) doz... 2 75  "     Poaches and Pears  (California) doz..'  2 75,,  Corncd Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz 2 !X1  Koast Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz  2 90  Coffee,,Turkish, 10 lb.tius, per lb...    35  2 lb tins, each ....    75  "  . Royal Java, 25 lb tins, per lb   20  Evaporated Apples, per. lb     121  "      oOlbbox     11  "        Apricots and Peaches.    12}  "        Apricots and Peaches,  25 lbs or over     Ill  Sugar, Granulated, per lb       4*".  Sugar, .Yellow, per lb      '4.  Syrup, 5 gallon keg 2 25-.  "     lgallontm     fiol  "    Maple, 1 gallon  100 i  Soap, Electric, 50 lb box 2 50  "     Yellow..  200  "    French Castile 2. lb bar     50  Raisins, Valcncias, per lb      7.  "     Sultanas, per lh     11.  Rice, China..per mat���������"  190  "    Japan, per sack  240  MISCELLANEOUS.  Pickles, I gal. keg     80  _gal. keg 225  Candles, 14 oz., 20 lb box 2 50  T. & B. Tobacco, 3 plugs for     65.  V. of W. chewing, per lb     57  Macaroni and Vermicell, per box..    85  Washing Soda, 100 lb. sack  1 25  Jams and Jellies, 7 lb pails     701  5 lb pails   50}-  Marmaladc, 5 lb pail     75-'  Salt, fine English, 50 lb sack     65  Salt, coarse, 100 lb sack     85  Meats at regular market price.  .1.52  $1.70  $1.95  $1.70  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.70  1.70  1.25  1.25  "1.52  1.25  1.25  1.25  1.70  1;70  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.70  1.25  1.52  1.25  1.25  We handle everything in the grocery and pro  vision line. If there is anything you want not  on this list write for quotation. Teas from  10c. per lb.   Samples sent free on application.  TI'KM)-) >  I'luik with Order.  Reference���������Bank of British*'Columbia.  S. GINTZBURGER- PROP.  18 ci?.Ti.oAx!SoREET' Vancouver.  N. B.���������Where not otherwise specified prices  are the same whether you buy the unbroken  package or ay the pound, by the dozen or by  a single piece. 81  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  *"��������� y  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existing Mining location.  NEW DENVER, 8. C.  _  TABLE  Showing the Hates ami I'ln.-s of Conrl-t of  of Assize, .Vlsl l*rliix. Oyer ami Terminer, and General Ciuol Delivery for the  Year 18-5.  FALL ASSIZES.  Clinton' Thursdaj*.26th September  Richlleld "Monday.. .30th September  Kamloops  ���������Monday 7th October  Vernon ���������Monday 14th October  Lytton Friday llth October  New Westminster. ..Wedncsday.OthXovember  Vancouver Monday...llth November  Victoria Tuesday.. -19th November  Nanaimo Tuesday.. ,26th November  "Special A_si_c. 117  BANK OF  BRITISH C0UIBI1  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, :86a.)  -A-*!TAI, (paid UP), -MOO.MW    .    ������.,S!H>,0������>  o      -'   (With power to ncrease.  KE-KBVK i'lT.VO, ������ HO,OM     .    .      1,!IS5,33-  _5T_3*LSO_ST _3"B_A.isrc_=_:.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets  _3R__w_SrC"KC_2S _  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New.Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, Portland,  Taconia, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON,  England.  AGENT   AND C0EBESP0NDENT81  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada and  branches; Imperial Bank of Canada and  branches; Molson's Bank and branches;  Bank Nova Scotia  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank of  Commerce, NewYoric        o  Bank of Nova Scotia. Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,   " ���������  avings department-  deposits received at $1 and upwards, and  interest allowed (prosentrate) at3per cent,  per annum.  _ GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. ���������      ���������* Agont.  THE MINER can be obtained from  the following agents:  Victoria, The Province Publishing Co.  Vancoover. The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver.  "New Denver, Messrs. Armit & Eashdall.  Rossland, Keefer & Hall.  Pilot Bay, Gilker & Wells.  Kaslo, KeDnedy & Porter.  Nelson, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley  and the  MDJEE PRINTING- & PUB. 00., Ltd.  S  THE BEST MINING  STEEL IN.THE WORLD.  It will pay you. to write ,o us for prices of this.  @ celebrated make of steel; for which we have been:  appointed Sole Agents for B. C. We will quote*  @ delivered at nearest station or  steamboat, land.  ing to your mine.    Correspondence solicited..  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Lo.  VICTORIA,  _B.  Cl m  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour on the Kootenay Outlet,  is open for the reception of Visitors.  Best Fishing on the River,,  Lawn Tennis Grounds,  Sail and Rowing Boats..  Especially Suitable for Picnic Parties.  By means of moveable partitions, a large part  ofthe Hotel can be made into^a Ball. Room on the  sfwrtest notice.  Prices Moderate.  148  PROCTOR, BUSK 6? WEST,,  Proprietors.  'S  *  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.  OttltEKS CAV ni* LEFT AT .UJ-H*lt*- IMKMtr.  MAIL   OKWEKS   PKOJII'TU   ATT|:.\IH;|������   TI).  R. RIESTERER,. Prop  98  Tremaine Rteam Stamp JJ^  THE LATEST PRACTICAL MINING  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED   '..iKltent Award ut World!* Fair -liicago...  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of'nnttinf  through Six Tons per diem. The entire plant consists of Boiler. Steam Ptunp  and Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections which, can hi  taken apart and easily, transported by pack animals. These Mills can: be- ercoteij:  and placed-in-running order-at-from $2,000 to"-82-500,- according"to locality��������� Fulli"  particulars from  M. S.  DAVYS, SOLE AGENT  _sr_3LSo_sr- _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 in the Mining Building. It was a positive  novelty to the great majority of mining men. It commanded attention, by reason  of its" simplicity and evident practibility. Experienced mining .engineers-were :  astonished to learn thatsuch a machine had,been in successful operation for. over  two years in the extreme north-western part of tbe United States. (9).  *    *   *   *   *    T-le -������>-ace *-������ Stop at Vancouver is  The Manor House.  This old and favourite House has been entirely refitted  from top to bottom. The Kitchen is under the charge  of the best French Chef on tlie Coast.  P.  H.   EMERSON.  150 Proprietor.  Uneasy Sleeps the Man' Who  Has Not Got a Gale.���������Shakespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD:  GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows. Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above goods can lie put up in very small compass for packing and can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents,  D. MCARTHUR & CO.. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,   Rossland.  Or direct from George Gale &  Sons, Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for,mining camps a specialty-  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds..        ��������� (M0-    . THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY  _o, "1895.  A Forebodinjj.  "Mandy," said Farmer Corutossel,  ���������who had been thoughtfully gazing into  the fire for a long time, "they's jes' ouo  thing I want yo ter promiso mo.:'  "Whut's that, Josiar?"  "When yo git tor be a 'uiaiicipated  woman"������������������  "But, Josiar, I don't wanter be no  'mancipated woman.''  "That's all right Yo never kin tell.  I want yo ter promiso thot whun yo git  ter bo a 'nin-j.ip.tt.cl woman an air  'looted to office thet yo won't go ter the  hotel an register e_ 'Honor'blo 'Mandy  Corutossel an husband.' "'���������Washington  Star. ^_^^  TAKE  NOTICE  That John F.llioU, as agent for 1). M. llruni-  hellcr, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grunt, in favor of the  mineral claim "KveninK Star situated in the  Trail Creek Minim;Division of West Kootenav.  Adverse claimants, if I'ny, must llie their oo-  jeetions within _'J dnysrrrom the date of this  publication in tlie Uritisn Columbia Gazette.  X. VITZSTUHBS.  Government .Agent,  Dated Kelson, 13. C, July 18, IS!)..   (162 20, 7,5).  .jB.C.jLd.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  v-A._srcoT_rv"3_i_=., :___ c.  CERTIFICATE IOF IMPROVEMENT.  PRESIDENT,    OLD   ABE,    LIZARD   AXD  BADGER MINERAL CLAIMS,  Situated in the Goat River niining division of  West Kootenay district, about one mile south  of the mouth of Duck creek.  Take notice, that 1, Char'csW. Busk, as agent  for John H. Field, free miner's certificate, No.  51874, Ole J. Wigen, free minor's certificate, No.  51375, and diaries M. Reese, free minor's certificate, No. ol.')".. intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for  certificate of improvements for thc purpose of  obtaining Crown Grants of the above claims. '  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before Lhe issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of May, 1895.  Chai-i.es Wbstbv Busk.  139 Agent for Owners.  UNIONIRONWORKS  SAN PfiANOISOO, 0AL.  MINING  MACHINERY  SPEMAMT.  ������  J. H. BROWNLEE  MUSING BEOKEB.  86  -VICTORIA, B. C.  T.    H.    CA LLANO  -fIXIKti BHOKKK and  ������E..I. II-TATK A4-KNT.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVER, B. 0.  Cnrr-NimiMlciic-: Solicited.  121  SHERIFF'S SALE.  NOTICE OF SALE BY SHERIFF.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia  Between  J. Fred. Hume & Co.. Plaintiffs  and  Thc Cottonwood Gold-Mining  Company, Limited, Foreign Defendants.  In* obedience to a writ of of Fieri Facias issued  out of thc above Court, to mo directed in the  above suit for the sum of ������_....ll, debts and  costs, together with interest on the same besides sheriff's fees, poundage; and other expenses  of this execution, I havo seized and will offer  for sale by Public Auction, at; the front of the  Court House, Nelson. B. C, on Monday, tlie 15th  day of July, 1895, at 12 o'clock, noon, all the  right, title and interest of tlie above Dcfend-  -an.ts in.the lands described-below- or-suflicient-  thercof to satisfy tlie Judgment debt and costs  in this action.  OS  >e  -g-s  o   ���������  'S o  o C    o rt  *w  - o o  c o  0������    OC5  c  en  .3  c  o        ������  O  C2  o  - Us  .5 Si  s      ,o  -a      c  re,     ��������� 3  P  i'l  P        =   -  ������  ._<M  _   0  ca    c -  _>            -���������  ���������o*5   "oO  -3  ,  O      O  Iff  S3  ���������  ������������������  o  ...  o  ������������������- G  a?.  *s  _S o  a o  is ���������  ~  q  o  V,  c  -_3  'S'**5*_ =  _s gy s o  a 2    "���������**  .-"o  "**"-l  '/,  ���������*   "i _        5 K  ~  *������������������} =���������_ ������������������:  f-4   U.    Ci   ���������  1  rt  _,  o  S. REDGRAVE, v  Sheril. of Kootcnay  VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO.���������S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. 1J. lt. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in.  NANAIMOTO VANCOUVER.-S-S/'Outch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver and .Vorllui'ii Selllcim-nls.  S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday at 11 a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all  way ports, returning -Wednesday, and on  Thursday at 11 a.m. for all points as far as  Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until 9 a.m.  .tlOOItYVILM-   Ft'ldtY.  Leave Moodyvillc���������7, 9, 11:15 a. m., 2:30, 1:30  p.m.  Leave Vancouver���������8, 10:15 a.m., 1:15,3:30, 5:30  __rStcaiiicrs and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  *W. ������'. T������l'I-I.\������i, Manager.  Telephone 91.  P. O. Box 771.  THE DIPLOCK  Li-vniT-sr).   '���������VIIOLK..H.K ���������  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  ��������� SO_K H't-XTS FOR ���������  Eiinsinead & Nordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgesob. & Co.'s Show Cases,  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. 125  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  SELKIRK MINING CLAIM,  Situated in Goat River mining division of West  Kootenay district, about one mile and a half  north of the mouth ot Duck creek.  Tako notice that I, Charles VV. Busk, as agent  for John H. Field, free miner's certificate No.  51374, Ole J. Wigen, free miner's certificate No.  51375, and Charles M. lleesc, free miner's certificate, No. 51370, intend sixty days from the  date hereof to apply to the Gold Commissioner  for a certificate of improvement for the purpose  of obtaining a Crown Grantof the above claims.  And further take notice that adverse claims  must be sent to the Mining Recorder and action  commenced before the issuance of such certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of May, 1895.  Charles West by Busk,  138 Agent for Owners.  SIMPSON! CO.  Successors to  International Commission Go  IinporltTS and Wholesale  Dealers In  POULTRY,  VEGETABLES,  FEED, FRUIT and  GENERAL PRODUCE.  -ole Agents for Kootenay for tlie fcle,  1-rntvd Imperial Knhy Kirds-t'ye  TMlsl Tobacco.  CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED  _DTBI_SO_Dsr. _B. O.  1(52)  SI-IF-OX A CO., Proprietor*.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that A. B. Irwin, Agent for  the Trail Mining Company, has liled the  necessary papers, and made application for a  Crown Grant' in favor of the Mineral Claim  "Columbia," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse Claimants, if any, must file their objections within sixty days from thc date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, llth June, 1895. 151  Notice of Application for License.  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date, J, the undersigned intend to apply for a  license to sell wines and liquors by retail at my  Hotel at Rossland.  MRS. T. B. LKWIS.  29 Juno, 1895. 155  IN THE MATTER OF THE "TRAMWAY COMPANY INCORPOR-  TION ACT, 1895.  Land Registry Op_*ice, Victoria,  2t'th day of _'. pril, 1895, 11:20 o'clock, a. m.  I hereby certify that the following are the only judgments registered in this Ollice against  the real estate of the Cottonwood Gold Mining  Company, Limited (Foreign),' viz: 15th March,  ��������� 1891, Judgment of the County Court of Kootenay, obtained 2.lh April. 1893, by J. Fred Hume  & Co., against the Cottonwood Gold Mining  Company, Limited (Foreign), for $377.29 debt  and costs. Registered under ihe number 230 on  the 19th March, 1891.  3rd October, 189.), Judgment of the Supreme  Court of .British-Columbia, obtained the ith  June, 1894. by J. Fred Hume ic Co. against the  Cottonwood Gold Mining. Company, Limited  (Foreign), for SC'tJ.14 debt and cn-us. Registered  under the number 112 on the 5th October, 1891.  [seal] S. Y. WOOTTON,  Deputy Registrar General.  F. M. McLeod, Ksq.  Barrister, &c. Nelson, 15. C.  S. UKDGRAVE,  11   SberiH'of Kootenay.  ___,_d jo'tJ'B'isr-vii-iinsrT.  The above sale i_ adjourned until Monday, i Trr-nn-om-r'-oci   rm   att    TTTnTT  2nd of September next, at the . fme time and ! DIRECT IMPOETEES  OP ALL  HIGrH-  J--ace- '     ...��������� , ������������������������  CLASS ENGLISH MEM'S  NOTICK is hereby given that we, the undersigned, intend to form a Company, to be  called "The Columbia and Rossland Tramway  Company," for the purpose of building, equipping and operating a tramway, and constructing, equipping and operating a telephone and  telegraph line in connection therewith, between  some point on the Columbia River, at or near  the mouthcof Trail Creek, bj a practicable  route along or in the vicinity of the valley of  said creek to some convenient point at or near  Rossland Mining Camp, all in the West Kootenay Electoral District, with power to construct  branches lo connect with any mines in the  vicinity of the proposed tramway. - it-  Dated this 17th dav of June, 1895.'  F. U. I*FMB1_RT0N,  Q53) It. G. TATLOW.  LENZ & LEISER   WHOLESALE-  DRY GOODS  (plotting, ($ettt8' jf uvmsbtnos, )������tc.  We cany the largest stock in these linos west of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House in the Trade. 119  The Cassell Gold Extracting Co., Limited.  THE McAETHUR-FOBEEST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  Parties having rebellions Gold and Silver Ores for treatment and want  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full costs of treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   RELLEW-HARVEY,   F.   C.  S.  ST_r_?____si_sr_.__]_sr__)_������i_srT-  ���������^r^_._rsrcoTJ"V"E_R, _b. c.     >*  P. O. box (  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 Claims 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.  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS   *  ; SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00, - - - -  ! SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $55.00 UP.  TROUSERS FROM MJ.50 UP. - - - - -  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORj5Tiio,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.:  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor,  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  ><%%**  ��������� OLD COUNTRY  BOOT STORE. ���������;!  SPECIAL TO MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.  ��������� ���������  . Old Country Boots .  OF   IMPERISHABLE   LEATHER.  WARRANTED    DAMP    PROOF.  ��������� ���������  ���������T^IMI-GS -ET-ZRIEIEIL  91 JOHNSON STEEET, 7ICT0BIA.  100  V%*>%%t%<%%&%>%*t%t%4  '-Fire   Insurance   Volley   \v.i,   _8������.V   As  Amended l������y   llie "Fire. Insurance  Policy Aiiicii-liitviit Acl, I89.V"  "VTOTICE is hereby given that His Honour  -*-^ the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed the commencement of "An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from the 1st day of July, 1895,  until the 1st day of August, 1895.  ������������������   -- JAMES BAKER,  ���������t-1 ~ ~ Provincial Secret'ary--  I'rovincial Secretary's Oflice,  ,,29th Junc,'.1895.  (97)  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  INSURANCE -mil  COMMISSION AI'KNT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON. B. C.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (MM1TKD)  TIME CARD No. 7.  In Klivcl M������iul:iy. April .!>lli, l.s..",.  KEVKL.TOK.'  KOIITt'.���������M.miivr "Lylloii.'  " Leaves Kevelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays  and Fridays at 1 a. m. for all points in West  Kootenay and the south.  Leaves Kobson. northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 p. in. for all points east and  west via the C. P. K.  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE   NEW,    FAST   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  ou -reasonable terms. Otders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom arrangements canbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Busk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention. (19)  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay     .  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  Dut Your Best Foot  Foremost���������^  . . and walk right into W. H. Graham's  . .. Boot Store on Baker Street, Nel-  . . son, where you will find the Best  . . Boots and Shoes and full lines  . . of all the Spring Novelties at prices  . . that cannot be beat. ������  Something Altogether New.  The last lot of foot-wear just received at the P._0. Store.  Everything from the most delicate patent leather shoe to  the heaviest  MINER'S   BOOT.  The Stock of Light and Airy   Headgear is rapidly being  exhausted by our most prominent citizens.    Be in time. ->  : Pace's Best Brands of Tobacco, both cut and plug, fresh  from the factory. ._: - : ;   Flies and Fishing Tackle, Canvas Shoes.  CIGARS. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,  ,   A FINE LINE TO CHOOSE FROM.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  100  ! Page Ponsford Bros.  - lla������tiii<_s .Irref. Vniirnurcr. 11. _.  Ill  UEDGltAVK. SlierilF.  per W. K. K.  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  rpAKE Xotiec that Philip Aspinwall has'filed  1 the nece.-sarj* papers, and made application  for a Crown Grant in favor of the Mineral  Claim "Kootenay'.'. situated in the Trail Creek  Mining J.ivi-ion of We..t Kootenay.  Adverse Claimants, if any. must file their  objections within sixty day., from the date of  this publication in the I-ritii-.i Columbia Gazette. N. K1TZSTC11BS,  Gov't AKent.  Uated Nelson, B. C, llth June, 1SU3. .152 .  '   " lUENISHINGS   -���������  Such as Christy's. Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  ;'Cartwright& Warner's Under-  | wear,' Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  ! Matting and Crepe Shirts,  [Trousers, etc., etci  j  ,  j JIAIL OI.I-EKS I'K(l������rT_V ITTEVUKI* TO.  "        ..-���������-���������      * ��������� - W     V  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  -���������--* ticcordance with .the Statutes,  thnt "Provincial lievenu. Tax and 'all  taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act" are now due for the year 185)5. All  of the above named taxes, colledihle  within the Southern-Division of the.  District of West Kootenay, are now  payable at my oflice.  Assessed Taxes are collectible sit-the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1895���������  ��������� One-half of one per cent, bri real property.  Two per cent, on the. assessed value  of wild land. '  . One-third of one per cent, on personal property.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1895���������  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real  property.  Two' and one-half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land.   ���������  One half of one per cent.,on personal  property. ���������  Three-fourths of one per cent, on  income.  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  male person over 18 years.  O. G. DENNIS,"  Assessor and Collector.  iso-VM-if- ikkky itoiTK-sir. ".\ei.������ii."   Kaslo, January 2Gth, 18PC   " 78  Leave.'' Xel.on for Jjonner'. Kerry, Mondays !    _  and Fridays at S.OO a. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays (it. 4 a. in. "    ,  Leaves Uonncr's Kerry for Pilot Bay, Xelson, !  Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays and .Satur-  ' davs at *' a m  !    Connects with east and w.������_tbound trains on ! of Swansea. India, and the United State.  i the Great Northern Kaihvay. j  ���������VOUTIiroKT  KOIiTi:.���������SUanicr  "Lvlloii."  Leaves Northport, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 1 p. m.   ,  Leaves Robson, southbound, Tuesdays and  Fridays at 6 p. in.-.  Stages run in connection with.steamer from  Trail Creek Landing to Rossland.  K.taLO ROUTE.���������"Sleamer ><!lMin."  Leaves Xelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.30 p.  in., Wednesdays at i p. m., Thursdays ato.30 p.  m., Saturdays at .3.30 p. m. Connecting on  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with .X.  & F. S. Ry. for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Xelson, Mondays at 4 a. m.,  Wednesdays at 4 a. in.; Thursdays at 8 a. m.,  Fridays at 1 it., in. Conneetinj. on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays with X*. & F. S. Ry.  for Spokane.  Close connections ".villi Columbia & Kootenay  Railway at X'elson for points north and south.  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers,  Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers   of All  Classes' of Machinery.     Sawmill  and  Marine Work a Specialty.  SOU)  MAM!l*..--l!l-t:RS   ������F   THE  mi.mx-;  R.  C CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON'  i    The riKlit is reserved to change this schedule  j at any time without notice.  j    For tickets, rates, etc., apply at Company's  ��������� oiiice, Nelson.  | T'lAXLAX,  i    *     Secretary.  J. "v.*. Thoup,  Manager.  METALLURGIST, ASSAYER.  A*S*D MINIXO ESGI>*EER  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken  Furnaces and concentrating: plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ores  bought and sold.   Box: 40, Vancouver, B. C.  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep, in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings  Brass-Goods,  Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather  . Belting:, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPIJMPSFOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANOOTJVEB, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,       J; W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent "West Kootenay, Secretary -Treasurer. Manager  SPRING   SPORTING   GOODS.-*  *  *.*  Cbicket Bats,  Balis,    Wickets, -\  Batting Gloves   A>*D   Leg G.abds, '  -*-   ���������  Ayres' Lawn  Tennis  Nets. Balls & Rackets  -*-  Blue Rock Traps and  Cl y Pigeoni  ���������*.���������  Park's Golf Clubs and Silvertown Balls. **; LaUy's Lacrosse Sticks.  IMMENSE VARIETY OF FISHING TACKLE.  Goods the^Best.        Prices tbe Lowest. .   "  Wholesale and EetaiL  CHAS. E. TISDALL, ' -   -   -  VANCOUVER.


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