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The Miner Jul 6, 1895

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Array THE MINES IN KOOTENAY ABE  AMONG THE RICHEST-IN "  AMEEICA.  THE OSES ABE HIGH-GBADE IN  GOLD, SILVEB, COPPEB  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 2  _���������_���������  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, July 6,   1895.  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YORK.  June���������      22 25 20 27 23  Silver (Hi. ������.")i C'il <������!' (iG)  Lead :il2.....312J-....312'... .312J   '312.  ORE SHU'MKNTS.  TONS  Junc26-28���������War Eagle to.Prickly Pear Juiiot.IO  VIA NOIM'IU'OHI'.  Junc21-2_���������Le Roi to Helen.1  175  "   21-28���������Josie to Tacoma 41  "   21-������-Wur EaKIe to Helena 177.  "   2_.2_���������Cliff to Tacoma  20.  621  Total shipments since June 1,.18!)5:  TONS  Nelson       31  Trail Creek (gold ore)  2,701.  Slocan via Nakusp       51  2,.ie.  The total value   of  ore  slurped from   Trail  Creek during the month of June was $135,3SC.  BULLION SHIPMENTS.  TONS.  June, 1C05 540  (The stack at Pilot Bay has been closed down  temporarily since our last issue.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NUGGETS AT NELSON.  Gold Everywhere���������Large Bonds at Rossland���������  It-ilwuys Racing to Sandon���������Finds  on  Slocan Lr.ke.  NELSON.  A fifty dollar nugget brought in from  the Nelson Hydraulic Company'- claim  at Forty-Nine Creek has b<>en attracting  a good deal of public attention at the  Bank of British Columbia.  Work has beeu commenced ��������� on ��������� the  Athabaska by the Vancouver syndicate  which recently bonded it. -This claim is  all but visible from the town, lying just  over, the skyline of the Morning Moun-  ing.  Mr. E. I. Parsobs, the engineer of the  California Wire AVorks Company, who is  in charge* of the erection of the tramway  to the'Silver King mine, is calling for  tenders for lumber ' to be delivered at  various points along the right of way.  Mr. CM. Reese, of Minneapolis, the  president of the company which owns the  Selkirk, President, Old Abe, Lizard and  Badger claims on Duck Creek, was in  town during the week aud left yesterday'  morning ou the Nelson to visit.the.property. ������  KASLO.  A force of over 900 meu is now employed on the Kaslo and Slocan railway.  This line wheu finished will be one of  the best bits of railway in British Columbia. There are no sharp curves, no  unsafe treaties. The work is done iu a  thoroughly good and lasting manner. A  practically dead level has been obtained  from -Sandon to Bear Lake, a distance of  9 miles, wheuce the line drops by an  even and easy grade to Kaslo.  The company commenced the construction of a wharf at Kasio this week.  NEW DENVER.  (From the Ledge.)  The ore house at the Alpha is filled up.'  Lane Gilliam will pack out the Ruth-  ore to Kaslo.  Mark Gilliam is in charge of the Maid  of Erin at Trail.  The Noble Five will commence ship-  ��������� ping ina few days.-"1������������������*----���������-= -*-���������������������������  North Fork properties have taken a rise  in value since the C. P. R. men have  gone in there.'  Six tons of ore are being taken out  daily on the American Boy. Shipments  will soon begin.  Sixteen men are working on the Dead-  man. New quarters are being erected  for treble that number.  Mann Bros, will have nine < teams hauling ore from the Alamo, Cumberland and  . .Slocan Star next week..  C.P.K. officials, headed by E. Marpole,  have bonded the New Columbia and Cordelia,'two North Fork claims".  ' The tramway from the concentrator at  New Duluth to tbe head of Howson  creek, will be completed this week.  Mann Bros, have completed the wagon  road to the Alamo. They will finish the  one from the Slocau Star to Sandon this  week.  An assay pf ore brought from J. Duch-  esues' claim on Springer Creek gave .the  . enormous result of 566 ounces of silver  and $40 in gold.  - Shannon and McGillivery's location.on  Ten Mile has given an assay of 288  ��������� ounces in silver. Itis a dry ore formation, with six feet of a ledge. 'Three extensions have been staked ���������. on"���������. the same  ledge.  Development work is showing up the  Nancy. Hacks to be more than an ordinary claim. Specimensof rock lately shown  have opened the eyes of mining men to  the possibilities of the Springer Creek  country.  . A claim situated on the north fork of  Carpenter Creek has been recorded by  W. Murray. It .adjoins the Blake. It is  claimed to contain a nine inch ledge of  brittle silver, assaying all the way from  500 to 1,400 ounces.  * An offer has been made to Dawson  Craddock, Long and Robillard according  to the Ledge, to bond their claims Sailor  * Boy and Humboldt_.n Crawford Creek for  840,000. A ledge of 8 feet of ore was recently discovered, going 70 ounces, of  silver and 60 per cent, of lead.  The owners of claims on the Galena  . Farm are constructing a trail on their  own account to Silverton. William Thom-  linson lent all the tools required and  Hunter and McKinnon contributed the  grub. The trail is altogether over 7  miles in length. For the first rhile and a  half it is a wagon road. The main trail  goes to the Harrison gold claims with  branches to the Baby Euth, Mountain  Yiew and Bimetailio claims.  BOUNDAKY   FALLS.  Tlie latest news which we have from  this somewhat isolated camp is that;a  uew strike has been -made south of  Greenwood b.v u Mr. McTavish. The ore  (assayed by W. W. Gibbs) runs 830 per  ton iu gold aud is said to go about 15  per cent in copper. The ledge is described as being about 30 feet in width  and shows mineral right from -the surface. The mineral is described as sulphide of copper and iron ' carrying gold,  and is said to be the richest ore at the  surface yet found iu the - district. We  shall have a full report of this very important camp in an early issue.  LAItDEAU.  (From the Mail.)  A gang of men has begun development  work on. a group of claims situated on  the North Fork of Lardeau Creek���������the  White Owl, Plata Prince and Silver Tip,  owned by. a Revelstoke company.  A .streak of very rich ore has been  struck in the Badshot, assaying 4000  ounces silver to the ton. This claim is  on the South Fork of the Lardeau, on  Gainer Creek, and is owned by the Johnson and Campbell party. The rich streak  of ore is 8 inches wide Bnd will average  200 ounces silver. The owners have five  tons of ore on the dump, and intend shipping a car load, haviug already arranged  for their ore sacks and transportation.  Private advices received from the Lardeau this week are of the most encouraging character. Mr. Smith, who is superintending the development work on the  ���������.able Creek group, is more than pleased  with the outlook. Their latest assay  (probably a picked sample) gives $54 in  gold, 109 oz. silver, 18% per cent copper  nnd bismuth. This group has been acquired by Geo. D. Scott in the interests  of a Montreal syndicate. At present  they are engaged in cutting a trail up  to Sable Creek to connect with the Fish  Creek trail, which the government has  completed that far. The government  trail gang, with Mr. Vickers as foreman,  are now at work on the Pool Creek trail.  BIO kEND.  (Kootenay Mail.)  Dougald McEachern and John Le-  tendre have applied to the gold commissioner for one half mile of placer ground,  next above the Little Falls claim, to be  known as the Boston claim.  William Healey and J. D. White give  notice of an application for one-half mile  of placer ground on Camp Creek two  miles from its mouth, at the upper end of  Box-Canyon, to be known as the Imperial,  claim.  D. P. Gillespie, J. Foley, T. L. Haig,  J. I, Woodrow and F. B. Wells give no-  tics that they will apply for a lease of  one-half mile of placer ground on Smith  Creek, next to the Park claim, to be  worked as creek digging and known as  the Golden claim.  Messrs. H. W. Nestelle and James McCreary arrived down from French Creek  Tuesday noon, and took the train for  Fairhaveu,,Wash., tho same evening. Mr.  McCreary is part owner of the Consolation miue, and Mr. Nestelle is a stockholder in and the manager of the Belling-  ham Bay Hydraulic Mining company.  Hydraulic machinery has not yet been  brought in, and the work so far has been  mostly for proving the ground. This  shows that there is 20. feet of.pay,gravel  above bedrock, and last week water was  used two to four hours a day arid $20 a  day was taken out, four -men -being employed. The owners are confident they  have a bonanza.  -". rossland;  Discoveries of ore similar to that found  on Red Mountain have been discovered  ou two creeks running into the left bank  of the Columbia near the site of the ancient city of Sayward.  Ore has been struck on the Alabama  and on the Alberta. A further strike is  reported to have been discovered on the  Lily May in the process of development  work. On the surface of the Le Roi also  indications of a new chute in the same  veiii as is being worked have  been seen.  The War Eagle company has just ordered a 20-drill compressor for its mine  at Trail Creek. The plant is said to cost  $10,500 laid down and consists of a  compound Corliss condensing engine,  with air cylinders 18x30. Its weight is  70,000 pounds aud two 75-horse power  boilers will be required to run it. The  War Eagle is now taking compressed  air from the Le Roi, but tho latter company finds itself unable to continue the  arrangement.  Bonds are coming iu fast and thick and  growing larger. Mr. A. E. Humphreys  has bonded the Crown Point, White  Swan and Hidden Treasure for 875,000.  To'm Jefferson has bonded the Abe Lincoln, No. I, for $25 000,* and the Home-  stake, which was recorded over five years  ago on June 6th, 1890, by J. It. ���������. Cook,  has been passed over to an outside syndicate for $25,000. It is understi od that a  bond for the hitherto unprecedented sum  of $200,000 is either signed ��������� or about to  be signed for the Gem, Uncle Sam and  Tiger claims.  REl'ORT OF NELSOXPUBLIC -SCHOOL., FOR  JUNK  1895.  No. of boys enrolled during month. 25.  No. of girls 13, total 38,. average daily  attendance 29.  . HONOR ROLL.  Fifth Class���������Harriet McDonald, ' Etta  Muir, Percy Goepel, and Clarence Goepel.  - Si-. Third Class���������Theo. Muir. u Allan  McDonald, Sammie Stuckey and Oscar  Robinson.  Jr. Third Class���������Nellie Marshall, Wil-  raott Steed, Harry Farley, Sadie Stewart.  Second Class���������Chester Hayward, Thos.  Kinahan, Robbie Bell, Frances Jitter.  Primer II Class���������Florence Kinahan,  Annie Sturgeon.  Prirner I Sr. Class���������Percy Stuckey,  Otus Farley, Bertha Miller.  Primer I Jr. Class���������Bertram Robson,  Xorne Etter.   -  The average attendance for June -was  small owing to the prevalence of whooping cough.  ROSSLAND.  LARGEST GOLD CAMP IN B. C.  Its History nnd Present, Condition���������Hritisli  Neglect and America n Profit.  (From Our Special Correspondent.)  In September of 1894 a few people  interested in mining had - heard of Rossland, and under the name of Trail  Creek the camp in which the town is  situated had for some time attracted the  attention of wide awake men in West  Kootenay ; but .in September, when a  friend of ours arrived there were only  four houses in the place. To-day 'Boss-  land has an estimated population of from  1,200 to 1,500 inhabitants; it is not easy  to rent.hotel space for your'blankets, tbe  liotels send away they say nearly 100  would-be customers a day, and enough  ��������� iew hotels and boarding houses. are gong up to make it worth, the while of a  ' urst class furnishing'firm to go in, take  up their contracts and establish a place  of business iu the town. Such a firm is  now-making arrangements for a 'house  to be put up within a fortnight. This  all results from the development of  the mineral belt in which Rossland is  situated and not (men claim) from town  site booming. The fact that about 50  four-horse teams are at work daily upon  the road between Rossland and Trail,and  that the recorder records from 18 to 20  claims per diem, show that the activity  at Rossland is very genuine.  Since September, 1894, 240,000 acres  have been taken up and the War Eagle  mine alone has put out .4,210 tons of ore  and paid $84,000 in dividends to; her  lucky purchasers. This is a very pretty  return so far from a mine which is said to  have cost about $23,000 and upon which  up to date less than another $60,000 has  been expended, especially when ��������� it is remembered that the owners of the War  Eagle are not "gutting" their property  but are doing a lot of dead work all the  time, in order to keep a reserve of gold  ore always in sight Itis said upon good  authority that the mine has \yz millions  of ore in sight at the present moment  and the last report current when we left  Rossland was that a new strike had been  made in the west shaft of the War Eagle,  consisting of a foot of arsenical vein,  nearly as white and as heavy .as iron  carrying $1,400 in gold to the ton, and  running through a 19 foot vein of ordinary War Eagle ore. The report was very  general and may be true, but it is fair to  say that we could not get any authority  for publishing it as a fact and, therefore,  only give it for what it is .worth. Another  report circulating -through the camp,  which .we have every reason to believe  was well founded, was to the effect that  Mr. Drumheller had struck 12 feet of  rich ore upon his claim, the Alberta on  Columbia Mountain, for which he is said  to have paid $1,000 a short time ago.  No wonder whilst such things are happening���������whilst the - mountains -all.-round,  echo with blasting���������while Billy Lynch,  the lucky prospector, smiles his $50,000  smile on his less fortunate associates, and  whilst men see the great wagons loading  up all day with ore, no wonder, I say, if  the camp is jubilant. You have to get  outside of Rossland before you can hope  lo form any fair estimate of what it all  means and of how great is the measure of  her success.  The cold facts appear to be that Rossland is the centre of the first serious attempt to develop a portion of a great  mineral belt now well known and recognized as extending for a hundred miles  at least through the southern portion of  "B."C."_That British-Columbia-"has-not  begun to be properly prospected".is the  verdict of the men who have done most  prospecting here, aud there can be no  doubt that even less capital so far-has  been expended in development than -,energy in prospecting. Slocan has been  lucky in securing a large portion of the  capital so far spent. Rossland is having  the next turn, and, like her. predecessor,  she is proving daily how she can repay  all the energy and money which has been  spent upon1 her, but neither she nor.the  Slocan has a tithe of the capital required  to do justice to their mineral deposits or  to enable men to reap the harvests which  they offer.. It is still the day of small  things iii both camps and there is still an  enormous amount to bo done, in each of  them. Tlie big men are really hardly in  yet. Too many of the buyers ate still  middle men ; gentlemen who co-no in  with a blast of trumpets to bond properties in the hope of selling them ngain to  real capitalists who can work them. If  they sell and sell to men who mean mining it is all right. Too often they only  tie up properties and retard the growth  of the country.  It is not then to be wondered at thnt at  present there are only four mines really  shipping from Rossland ; the War Eagle,  the Le.'Roi, the Josie and the North Star.  The wonder in auy other country  would  be that placed as they are there should  be so many mines, so far prospected and  doing so much shipping as they are now  doing, for it must be remembered   that  though the Homestake was fouud in May,  18.0, the LillieMay on  the 27th of the  same month, the War Eagle, Le Roi and  Josie in July,  1890, the camp  was left  dormant  until   the   fall   of  last   year.  Speaking, broadly, the Rossland or Trail  Creek camp is a camp of smelting oies,  the gangue is quartz, the capping, which  varies in thickness from inches to 12 and  14 feet, is an iron   capping, and the mineral pyritic   iron   carrying  from   830 iu  gold     and ��������� a *' percentage   of    copper, j  There are two or three free milling prop-1  erties within the limits of the camp.: one j  of which, the O. K., has a five stamp mill |  at work upon it, and there are properties, |  like the Comm-mder, 2% miles east of ]  Rossland, which carry a large percentage I  of copper, but these are not typical of:  the camp,     v ' [  To speak more particularly of the camp,!  it may be divided into the Red Mountain ���������  division, northwest of the town, in which  are the principal mines at present���������War ���������  Eagle, Le Roi, Josie and Cliff (all ship-:  ping mines); the Nickel Plate, which has ,  shipped, but is I fancy now shut down, i  the owners having trouble .with their,  water and being at the moment engaged j  in a transfer of their .property ; the Gertrude, Surprise, Centre Star, Iron Mask  a_d a number of other claims which are  being converted from mere prospects into  more or less developed properties.  North of the camp is Monte Christo  Mountain, upon which the principal  properties are the Monte Christo claim,  in which over 16 feet of solid ore has already been -uncovered -without finding  foot "wall;-the Enterprise and'the Iron  Horse (also showing big bodies of ore)  and the Georgia. My informants agree  that the ore on this mountain.was similar  to that upon Red Mountain, but of somewhat lower grade, but like all .the ore in  this camp, improved in quality as it went  down.  Columbia Mountain-is northeast of'the  town. Upon it are located the Columbia,  from which it takes its name; the Kootenay, with a 40 foot ledge of iron pyrites,  carrying,.they claim*.rom.2 to 3% ounces  iri gold and 3>_ per cent, copper to the  ton; the Tip Top; the North Star,  which has just begun to ship; La Belle  and the Alberta, which has already beeu  mentioned above. "Tnthe'hollow at the  foot of the Columbia. Mountain Mr. W.  Lynch recently .located ;the Commander,  the ledge .of'which he found showing a  few inches above water in a swamp. Hav-  ing drained the swamp he uncovered a  property showing a .high .peicentage of  copper, which he has'bonded for $50,000.  Lynch is probably one of the luckiest (or  best?) prospectors in the country, having  already located several valuable mines,  amongst others the Washington in the  Slocan country.  Deerpark Mountain lies to  the south  west and is remarkable for carrying some  galena, but as yet, though good rock has  beon brought from.it, very little develop  men t has been done upon at.  West of the town lies Spokane Moun  tain, round'the base of which lie the free  milling properties, the O. K. and IXL.  Very little has been done on the mountain itself.  So much for the mountains. As to the  men who are developing them, it must  be admitted tbat they are nearly all  Americans. Possibly the leading spirit  iu camp at present is Mr. John M.Burke,  who once ran for the governorship of  Idaho and who is. now. said to own the  Great Western, the Golden Chariot, the  Ottawa, Ku West, Le Roi, etc. The War  Eagle is the property of a Spokane company, the Le Roi ia also owned by a  Spokane company, and I was informed  that men from Butte were buying or-had  bought other important claims. Is it not  time that some British capital should be  iuvested in what seems likely to turn out  one of the best paying districts in British  Columbia ?  IMPORTANT MINING DECISION.  Judgment in the Early Bird Case.���������The Dur-  . ation of a Mining Lease Determined.  At the sitting of the County Court on  Wednesday last His Honour Judge Spiaks  delivered the following judgment;  "The facts of the case are undisputed  and very shortlv stated. The defendant  located and recorded a mineral claim, he  did the required assessment work, but  did not record the assessment work until  the anniversary of the date of the record.  It is contended by the plaintiff that  the recording of the assessment work was  not done within the first year of the defendants holding of the claim and that  therefore he had forfeited all rights un-  der-hisrecord.  NEWS OF THE WOEED.  Sec. 24. of the Mineral Act 1891 reads  as follows; Any free miner having duly  located and recorded a mineral claim  shall be entitled to hold the same tor the  period of one year from the recording of  the same, aud"thence from year to year.  Provided, however, that during each year  and eacb succeeding year, such free  miner shall do, or cause to be.done, work  on the claim itself to the value of one  hundred dollars, and shall satisfy the  Gold Commissioner or Mining Recorder  that such work has been dene, by an  affidavit of the free miuer, or -his agent,  setting ont a detailed statement of such  work, and shall obtain from such Gold  Commissioner or Mining Recorder,, aud  shall record, a certificate of such work  having been done.  This section has been slightly altered  but not so as to affect the point at issue.  Sec. 34. also sets out the interest , a  tree minor has in his claim and reads as  follows; The interest of a free miner in  his mineral claim shall, save as to claims  held as real estate, be deemed .to be a  chattel interest, equivalent to n lease, for  one year, and thence from year to year,  subject to the performance mid observance of all the terms and conditions" of  this Act.  The question therefore settles itself  down to this; when does the first year of  a tenancy expire? This seems to have been  settled by the case of Ackland vs. Lutley  9 A & E 879, in which Lord Denman says  "the general understanding is that terms  for years last during the whole anniversary of the day from which they are granted." This case was followed in the Ontario case of McCallum vs. Snyder. 10 C.  P. 191.   -  My judgment therefore is, .that the  first" year of the free miners tenancy,  which, we have seen, is declared by the  Mineral Act to be equivalent to a tenancy from year to year, does not. expire  until the end of the anniversary of the  date of the record and therefore that the  certificate of work being recorded on  such anniversary was recorded in time to |  prevent a forfeiture." j  CHURCH NOTICES. |  Sunday, July 7th, 1895. I  Methodist Church. ��������� Services at;  11 ... iu. and at 7.30 p. rn. Morning sub- j  j_ct: "In God's Good Time." Evening i  subject: "Liberty! 'A Blood Bought!  Bequest." u \  Presbyterian* Chcrch. Services!  at 11 a. m. and 7 p. ni. Sunday So ool:  (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Th *.rs- j  day evening at 8 p. in.  DEATH OF PROF. HUXLEY.  A Etonian Catholic.Cathedral in London���������Bi-  .M-tiilU.t-.Eii-OiiruKcd.  Prince 'Bismarck is seriously ill.  Professor Huxley, the great English  scientist is dead.  From high authority .the Associated  Press learns that there is some foundation  for the rumor that the Prince of'Wales  may possibly slip over to New York in  September, in order, to witness'the races  for the American cup.  U. S. Minister Charles Denby writes.to  the department of state, under date of  May 14, from'Peking, tbat by!the fourth  article of the Shimonaski treaty the war  indemnity to be paid by China is two  hundred million taikwan taels, or 288,-  800,000. silver Mexican dollars. The taikwan. is the imperial treasury itael.  Commenting on the downfall Of Lord  Rosebery, Truth expresses the -opinion  that the ex-premier would make an.admirable master of the horse and;his epitaph should be: "Here lies Archibald  Philip Primrose, .fifth Earl of,Rosebery,.  once prime minister of England. He lost-  twenty seats and won two Derbies."  Cardinal Vaughan, in the presence of  8,000 persons, laid tbe foundation stone  of the Roman Catholic Cathedral at  Westminster. Among those present were7  the ambassadors of Catholic countries,'  .Catholic bishops,* the Catholic nobility of  England, and Archbishop Stoner, who  represented thePope. Caidinal Gibbous  telegraphed his regrets that he could.not  arrive in time, although it was the dearest  wish;of his heart to be .present. The,  spectacle was .unique .in ecclesiastical'  splendor.  The English bimetallic league is  naturally pleased tliut the Marquis of.  Salisbury is again premier, und its  members are preparing some .active  work for the approaching general election. They are also greatly pleased at  the weighty character of the signatures  which they obtained to the recent  memorial showing that bimetalism had  representative -supporters .among tbe  bankers, including eight directors of  the Bank of England, in addition to a  number of prominent members of the  industrial classes and labor organizations. The league is convinced that  the bankers' anti-bimetallic memorial  was inspired-by Sir William Vernon  Harcourt, the former chancellor of the  exchequer. ,  MINING NOTES.  (From,our exchanges.)  The total value of .gold produced in  the year 1894 was $181,510,100 being an  increase of $22,678,000 over 1893. Of  silver 8214,481,100 was produced. The  increase of production of the white metal  over the previous year was 722,000 ounces.  The last monthly report of the  Alaska-Treadwell mine on Douglas Island, Alaska, shows 25,901 tons of ore  and 898 tons sulphurets .worked, ��������� the  latter yielding$2_,873. The.total bul-,  lion.pi'oduct.t'or the month was, $87,-  697, the expenses were $22,946. .The  Alaska-Mexican mine close by yielded  $17,7._ from 233"tons of ore and 135  tons sulphurets during the samemonth,  the ore averaging $2.38 per ton. The  expenses for the month were $10,485.  The_yalue of new processes in the^re������  ductibn of refractory ores hasbeen strikingly illustrated in the Cariboo country.  For years the Island Mountain  .quartz  has defied all efforts to extract its -riches..  No less a sum than $125,000 was spent,  some-years ago in puttiug . in  what was,  then a mill of the latest pattern.  .There  it has stood ever since a monument of  disappointed hopes while the stubborn  rock still treasured up its veins of gold.  Many mining experts have from time -to  time experimented on, tbe ore without  success.   J ust lately however Mr. Pellew  Harvey of Vancouver, the agent of the  McArthur-Forrest" process, after an elaborate analysis of the rock, has succeeded in extracting tlie gold by his celebrated   method   aud   the Island   Mountain  Quartz mine, bids fair to be successful.  The requests are received for gold  statistics from Mnshonuliind, South  Africa. The British South Afiica  Company has sent a most elaborate  report, but no aggregate is given of  the"output. In -the six districts of  Mashonaland, from the inception of  mining operations to Aug. 3lst, 'IM,  there were registered 44,325 claims. Of  these, to that date; 13,880 had been  abandoned and 8,076 forfeited. In his  report on that country lost November,  Mr. Hammond says millions of pounds  sterling worth of gold have been taken  from the ancient mines there, and  "considers the prospects of the country  encouraging;" It is 1600 . miles from  Cape Town to Salisbury, and the report says, "Parties not pressed for  time, who have much baggage,, will  find it consideiably cheaper to travel  by ox-waggon."  In the Witwatersraudt, South Africa,  gold mines are employed great numbers  of natives at extremely low wages, ��������� the  miserable shilling a day being the basis  upon which these properties are made  paying or speculative. Partly on that  foundation appears to rest the ability of  the Randt mines to keep alive. The  sixth annual report of the Witwatersraudt Chamber of Mines, to hand, gives  some interesting facts regarding those  "miners."' The compilers of this report  announce with regret the- frightful prevalence of drunkenness, and deplores the  great frequency of terrible underground  ���������-iccidents which are rarely reported.  Drunken KalHrs swarm in the mines, incapable of looking out for themselves or  their companions, and violent crimes,  tribal fights and general havoc  form a part of the daily doings therein.  The white man ��������� is blamed for giving  whisky to the Kaffir and warned that self  interest requires a supervision of "the  iiriuor traffic" "iu that part of Jiouth  Africa.  DOMINION DAY.  Nelson's yearly festival,oame ,off-as  usual on.July 1st,,and the oo_-__ittee.of  management provided sufficient iattractions to last over.two days. The morning  of Monday was ushered in by tbeaeens-  tomed salvces of dynamite, whiohirere  repeated at intervals as the .heavily laden  ateamers.brought in their excursionists  from different, points.on the lake. About  120 people, oame in on Suuday ievanin_g  from Rossland and by the*, time ..all Jmt  visitors bad .arrived Nelson was,a boay  plaoe. The accommod.tion of 'thef town  was taxed to-the -utmost, all the hot������i_  .being crammed <-Ull -and turning away  doaenso. people, .while at mealitimeeib-  various, dining rooms and: restaurants'bad  .a perpetual stream -of ihungry .ooa-  tomers.  The.many-athletic.events .were, keenly  contested,.but the great interest of .Monday culminated in .the baseball match  between'Rossland and Nelson, which resulted in a ���������- victory for the home team.  'In the evening,, thanks to the <������*ndeavoc_  of Messrs. iDover and Irving.a danee/was  provided for tbe (free entertainment i<_f  hostsand guests alike. It was. a .capital  success and formed a good wind-up to .an  excellent day's .amusement Among  the guests were the Attorney-General and  Mrs.'Eberts. ' -"  On Tuesday -the horse racing -toftk  .place, which consisted of four events.  The first, a quarter < mile open raeewas  won by an 'Indian horse -from-the  Similkameen.  The second, a quarter mile daal*���������_Qr  horses under,15.hands,.was,carried,off,by  a good looking.bay ..cob belonging .to J..  ,Ebrlich. -  The hurdle race fell to "Johnny "B."  The fourth event was a match between  this last -named 'horse '-and the ��������� local  -flyer "Jim Beattie." -The judges .announced that - '.'Jim -Beattie" .won ntbAS  race^whioh as he had not won- another  made .things .even all round, though  .there was some public .diasatisfaqtion.at  the verdict.  .LOCAL .NEWS.  ; In our article today, entitled ��������� "ERpm"  .the figure 1-97 should read 1896.  The .Attorney .General .and I Mrs.  Eberts.left for Victoria via Spokane.ou  Wednesday.  .Judge.Spinks,arrived in town.on  Tuesday, .held .court on Wednesday  and Thursday ,and left oh the latter  day for Kaslo, From therehe goes "to  Rossland.  . Mi.Braden .the. metallurgical -engineer of the Omaha and Grant Smelting  Co., is in town with Mr. E. J. "Mathews, the well' know^ore buyer -of- the  same'firm.  We have received the -first - copy rof  the Nanaimo Mail which is a well-got  up paper of four pages printed in .large  -type. The journal-.upports the liberal  party in Dominion, pontiles.  The last -number of the ��������� Western  World contains an article on 'Hydraulic mining in Cariboo by Dr. -Dawsou,  and an excellent portrait of Lt. Col. tbe  Hon.. James Baker .our .Minister of  (Mines.  The weather-during the past week  'has been showery. TheiLake is higher  than it has been before this ..year. ;aud  -is still rising. It; is not likely to . reach  t he high .water ..mark of .the -lowest  previously recorded year.  1 We have received, a large' number of^_  copies of Col.  Bakers-report-of    his  journey through theiKootenay: mines.  AVe are.distributing!them.to ,our .subscribers as-far they will go and we hope '  to receive a, further,consignment,  Among the weeks arrivals'.. ocriEng-  land are Messrs ApplewhaiteandtWbal-  ley, both of whom.are.veny.welUsnovn  in this country. Sincer his ..departure  from British ��������� Columbia Mr. -WhaUey  has entered the ranks of. the Benedicks  and he is now-accompanied by .Mrs.  Whalley.  " -On -Wednesday morning <a (!well  known coloured man .named .Paul Car-,  rington fell down dead in lhe-shack  where he was.in company with Dick  Johnson. The man apparently was in  the best of health una his untimely  end is attributed to |lieart disease.  His funeral took- place on Thursday.  The Mining Journal of London comments favmiLubly on .the progress of  mining business in this district, refer-  ing especially to the reviving interest  in the gold claims on Toad Mountain  and the- adjoining bills. AVe take-some  little pride to -ourselves . in being -the  means of thus directing the attention  of the leading mining - paper of ..the  world to Kooteuay.  The Mining and Scientific -Press.of  San Francisco in its edition of the29th  June, accuses us of takiDg-matterfron.  other papers without. - acknowledgement. AVe shall be .glad to .have an  instance pointed out. We..are rather,-  particular about this. At. the. same  time our San Francisco contemporary  can tell us where it ..got the item, in  the same issue,.about Mr. McCune's  contract to supply the Anaconda  Smelters with cordwood. 'We ..would  draw the Press's attention, to an,.old  proverb about the undesirability of  those who live in.glass houses, heaving  rocks to any great extent.  Joe "Morris and -Arthur Whittier,  who with William Alperson recently  returned from a prospecting trip..toward the head waters of the-Kettle  river, will start out.again according to  the Review, taking up their new trail '  where tbey left oif and continue their  course toward the head waters- of the  Kettle river in the bope of finding _a  new mining camp. Mr.-Alpersou,.who���������  sprained his ankle.on the former trip*  finds it so diQicult to walk that he will  not go this time, but will probably accompany the other two as far as North-  port, wliiere they left their horses and  where they will outfit for the trip. Joe  Morris is the man who discovered tbe  War Eagle.  :���������*���������._ THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY.  JULY. 6, 1895.  YOUNG  NAPOLEON "DESFONDENT.  Bad News From His Home IMudo tlie Artilleryman Talk of Suicide.  Early in August, 1787, a little rebellion, known as the "TwoCcnfc Revolt,"  broke out "in Lyons over an attempt to  reassert an ancient feudal right concerning the sale of wino which had long  been in abeyance. Tho neighboring garrisons were ordered to furnish their rc-  fpoctive quotas for its suppression.  Bonaparte's company was sent among  the others, but tho disturbance was already quelled when he arrived, and the  month ho spent at Lyons was so agree-  ablo that,,as ho .vroto his undo Fesch,  he left the city with regret "to follow  his destiny." His regiment had been  ordered northward to Douay, in Flanders, and thoro ho rejoined it about tho  ��������� middle of October.  The'short timo he spent under tho inclement skies of that frontier fortress  was a dreary one. Bad news came from  home. Joseph had somo timo beforo  turned his eyes toward Tuscany for a  possible career. In order to test his  chances of success at court, he had made  application for an empty decoration.  Tho answer to . his request had been a  gracious permission to prove his Tuscan  nationality, which was of conrso equivalent to a repulse. Uttorly without success in finding occupation in Corsica  and hopeless as to France, be was now  about to make a final desperate effort,  and, decorated or not, to go in person to  Florence and to seek employment of any  kind which offered. Lucien, the archdeacon, was seriously ill, and General  Marbeuf, the last influential friend of  the. family, was dead. Louis had been  promised a scholarship in one of tho  royal artillery schools. Deprived of his  patron, he would probably lose the ap-.  pointment.  Finally the pecuniary affairs of Mme.  de Bonaparto were again entangled and  now appeared hopeless. She had for  some time' received a state bounty for  planting mulberry trees, as Franco was  introducing silk culture into the island.  The inspectors had condemned the year's  ���������work and v.-ere withholding the allowance. Her letter put an end for a time  to all study, historical or political. Napoleon immediately applied, as his  mother requested, for leave of absence,  tbat be might instantly set out to her  relief. His request was refused. He  could obtain no leave until January.  Despondent and anxious, he moped,  grew miserable and contracted a slight  malarial fover, which for the next six  or seven years never entirely relaxed  its hold on him. The pages of his journal for tho ensuing weeks show how  dispirited he was, and contain, among  other things, a long, wild, pessimistic  rhapsody, in which there is talk of suicide. The plaint is of tho degeneracy  among men, of the destruction of primitive simplicity iu Corsica by the French  occupation, of his own isolation and of  his yearning to see his friends once  more. Life is no longer worth while.  His country gone, a patriot has naught to  live for, specially when he has no pleasure and all is pain, when the character of those about him is to his own as  moonlight to sunlight. If there were  but a single life in his way,' he would  bury the ayenging blade of his country  and her violated laws in the bosom of  the' tyrant. Some of his complaining  was even less coherent ��������� than this. It is  absurd to - take the morbid outpouring  seriously, except in so far as it goes to  prove that its writer was a victim of  the sentimental egoism into which the  psychological studies of the eighteenth  century had degenerated and to suggest that possibly if he had hot been  Napoleon ho might have been a *Wer-  ther.���������Professor Sloane's "Life of Napoleon" in Century.  _-���������^f���������^-Human-Flesh-Eaters..--���������_ _  SEE  NO JOKE  IN  COHRUPT101M.  In tho northern part of Canada thero  are still several Indian tribes who ate  human flesh. In Guiana and in the  Orinoco we still find Caribbeans *who  have the honor of having furnished the  name for that terrible custom of eating human flesh. Cannibal comes from  Caribs or Caribales, corruptions of Gali-  bis or Canibis, the name of the inhabitants of the Antilles when Columbus ar-.  rived thero; On the upper, Amazon, between the rivers and tlie borders of the  ' Bolivia, live "tho Tupis Giiaraniens,  ���������who manifest a liking for human flesh.  Cannibals are common in Australasia,  tho Papuans, Karnkiens and Battakiens  being the most distinguished. Cannibalism is, however, considered the main  trait of tho Now Hob-ides. Thoro aro  more human flesh eaters in Africa than  anywhero else. 0  - Cannibalism is not. a sign of a low  state of civilization, for many cannibal  races stand higher in culturo than thoso  who abhor tho custom. Many cannibals  live in regions full of ordinary food, but  they prefer human flesh as a delicacy,  the men forbidding their wives and  slaves to eat it. In northern Australasia  it seems that the dead are eaten'. Herodotus tells us that it was tho custom in  India for the young to kill the .old aud  eat them to insure their future salva-"  tion, and wo aro told that tho old folks  deEire to be killed-beforo they grow too'  . old and less appetizing. ���������St. Louis Post-  Dispatch.    "Napoleon's Opinion of Love.  During the period when Napoleonl  ���������ras with bis regiment atAuxonne, as  lieutenant of artillery, he devoted much  of his spare time to authorship. Ho  wrote two short pieces, one a "Dia-^  logue on Love," and tho other, "Reflections on the State of Nature.'' Professor William M. Sloane, in his now  life of Napoleon, quotes the following  interesting <;xtract from the former in  The Century: "I, too, was once in love,"  he says of himself. It could not well  have been in A-jaecio, and it must have  been the memories of the old Valence,  of a pleasant existence now ended,  which called forth the doleful confession/ It was the future Napoleon who  was presaged in the antithesis. "I go  further than the denial of its existence.  I believe it hurtful to society, to the  individual welfare of men."  English People Unable to Understand the  Apatliy of Americans.  The delight of being a nation, and a  very big nation at that, has uot yet with  us lost all the charm of novelty, and we  polfc 0110 another with ridicule after the  joyously aggressive fashion of schoolboys pelting ono another with snowballs. Already thero is a vast array of  seasoned and recognized jokes which  aro. leveled against every city in the  laud. Tho culture of Boston, tho slowness of Philadelphia, the ostentation of  New York, tho arrogance and ambition  of Chicago, tho mutual jealousy of Minneapolis and St. Paul���������those are themes  of which tho Amorican satirist never  wearies; theso aro characteristics which  ho has striven, with somo degroo of success, to mako clear to tho rest of mankind. Add to them our less justifiablo  divorsion at official corruption and mismanagement, our gleo over tho blunders  aud rascalities of tho meu whom we  permit to govern us, and we have the  curious combinatiou of keenness and apathy, of penetration and indifference,  which makes possible American humor.  Now, Englishmen, however prone to  laugh at their own foibles, do not, as a  rule, take their own politics lightly.  Those whom I havo known were most  deprcssingly serious when discussing the  situation with friends and most disagreeably violent when by chance they  met an opponent. Neither do they seo  anything fuuny in being robbed by corporations, but, with discouraging and  unhumorous tenacity, exact payment of  the last farthing of debt, fulfillment of  tho last clause in a charter. Our lenity  in such matters is a trait which they  fail to understand, and are disinclined  to envy. One of the most amusing  scenes I ever witnessed was an altercation between an exceedingly clever English woman, who for years has taken a  lively part in public measures, and a  country woman of my own, deeply imbued with that gentle pessimism which  insures contentmont and bars reform.  The subject under discussion was the  street car service of Philadelphia, which  would have been primitive for Asia Mi  nor, and the English woman was expressing in no measured terms her  amazement at such comprehensive and  unqualified inefficiency.  In vain my American friend explained to her that this car service was one  of the most diverting things about our  Quaker City; that it represented one of  those humorous details which gave  Philadelphia its distinctly local color.  The English woman declined to be  amused. "I do not understand you in  the least,'' she said gravely. "You have  a' beautiful city, of which you should  be proud. You havo disgraceful streets  and trams, of which you should be  ashamed. Yet you ridicule your city as  if you were ashamed of that and defend  your trams as if you were proud of  them. If* you think it funny to be imposed on, you will never be at a loss for  a joke.''���������Cozy Hours.  Impromptu -laps.  The "cat" and the "pig" books, designed to record people's impressions of  those interesting animals, each person  to draw his own without being allowed  a glimpse of any ono else's work, has  an amusing companion in a geography  sketchbook. In this one's friends aro to  record, in a rapid, offhand drawing,  their best reiollections of certain very  familiar outlines, such as the coast of  Massachusetts or Italy or England or  North America. To bo even fairly correct is difficult and rare if one is long  past daily geography lessons. The five  great lakes of North America is ono of  the best tasks to set, this to be drawn in  outline with at least the larger bays  and connections, indicated, all to be  done without seeing, first, any other  sketch. o_-map.__A-Corr.ect_Jmap_ should,  accompany tho book for easy reference  aud comparison with the amateur work.  The curiously vague, droll mental maps  that one's friends carry about with  them, thus revealed, are funnier than  even the sea serpent's portraits in" the  "Sea Serpent; His Album." I havo  known more than ono person to stop  (short at a mere ' 'round O'' for the first  lake which seemed to lead nowhere, the  other four having iieither shape nor substance iu tho puzzled artist's vision.���������  Philadelphia Times.  -A Generous Miser.  A great iii any years ago thero resided in Marseilles an old man named  Guyot. Ho was known to every inhabitant, and every urchin in tho street  'could.poiiit him out as a niggard in his  dealings and a wretch of tho utmost  penury in his habits of life. From his  boyhood this old man had lived in the  city of Marseilles,.and although tho peoplo treated him with, scoru and hatred  nothing would induco him to leave it.  When ho walked tho street, ho,was  followed by a crowd of hooting boys,  who often throw stones and mud at  him. Thero was no ouo to speak a kind  word in his favor. He was regarded by  all as an avaricious old miser whoso lifo  was devoted to .hoarding up gold. At  last the old man.died, and it was found-  that he had lain up a great fortune. He  left a wili which read: "Having observed from my infancy that tho poor  of Marseilles are ill supplied with water, which cau only be procured at a  great price, I have cheerfully labored  the wholo of my life to procure for them  i this great blessing, and I direct that tho  \.whole of my property shall be expended  iu building,an aqueduct for their use."  ���������Philadelphia Press.  Life iii jndia-  Missionary work among "India's coral strands" may be very inspiring, bnt  Miss Coombs, a Maine woman who has  been engaged in tho work for 11 years,  says there are times when that is not  its most prominent feature. Lights aro  kept burning all night because of tho  too social h������bits of cemipeds, scorpions  and cobras. Siiakc-s live in tho walls of  old houses as rats do here, and at night  tbey come out and prowl around. Altogether auimal nature seems rather lively to the foreign missionaries.  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A W. Stuart's Pntent Double Knotted \etlhiK, Twine, Etc.. "He������Hrn. CnrllH Ji  Iliirvey-N Sporting mill ItluHtliiK l>ov-<lcr. ': 121  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  PACIFIC  DIVISION  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENT.  NOTICE  as agent  .Sitry pap-  Gr-ijit in  ' situated  t Koote-  rpiAKE XOTICE thnt A. S. Farwell.  JL. for John Miles has tiled the neces:  ers and made application for a Crown  favour of the mineral claim "Paradise'  in the Nelson ilinini. Division of \Vc*  nay District.  Adverse claimants, if any. must file their objection* with me within ijn days from the date  of thc tirst appearance of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette.  X. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, June 3, 1890.        8. 6, '9..        (lit.  PRESIDENT,    OLD   ABE,    LIZARD   AND  " BADGER MINERAL CLAIMS,  Situated in the Gold River mining- division of  West Kootenay district, about one mile south  of the mouth of Duck creek.  Take notice, thai 1. Charles VT. Busk, as agent  forJohn 11. Field, free miner'!* cerliticate, No.  -1-71, Olic J. Wigen, free miner's certiiicate.No.  51375. and Chnrle. M. Iteece, free miner's certificate. No. 51_?U. intend sixty days from the date  hereof, to apply to the Gold Commissioner for  certificate of improvements for the 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 the issuance of such certificate of improvement-*.  Dated this -2nd dav of May, 1895.  ClMKLES WE3TBY BUSK.  . 13U Agent for O wners.  COLUMBIA   AND   KOOTENAY   BRANCH.  TIME  TABLE  NO_  4.  Taking Effect Friday, May 17.Ii  , lS'J.->.  TRAINS WEST.  .. Head down.  STATIONS.   .  TRAINS EAST.  Read up.  No. 3.  Wednesdays  Saturdays  No. lyg  Tuesda--  Fridays.  Miles  from  Robson.  Miles  from  Nelson.  No. 2.  Tuesdays  Fridays  . No. i.  Wednesdays  Saturdays.  . 1(5.30  10.45  17.00  17.25  18.00  14.00  14.15  14.30  14.55  15.30  .   2S  23  19  13  0  Dep NELSON Arr.   tKOOTENAY   .. tFORT Y-NINE CREEK..   tSLOCAN   Arr..... .ROBSON Dep.  0  5  0  15  28  18.00  17.45  ��������� . 17.30  17.05  18.30  20.30  20.15  20.00  19.35  19.00  X Flag stations.  Train No. I connects with, boat for Trail Creek.  Train_No. 3 connects with train for Revelstoke.  TraTiis No. 2 and 4 will wait arrival of boat at Robson.  The company reserve the right to change this time table without notice.  Pacific standard aud 24 hour system adopted.  H. ABBOTT,  Gen. Supt., Vancouver.  R. MARPOLE.  Supt., Donald.  J. HAMILTON,  Train Master and Agent, Nelson THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, JULY 6,  1895.  Ita filter.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate 0] 15 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and ro cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running Jor shorter periods than three  ' months arc classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  ��������� must be accompanied by thc name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Address  THK Miner-Printing apublishingCo  NELSON.    B.C.  EXTENSION.  We are glad to be able to inform our  readers that we have? made arrangements by which the news of all the  camps lying along the great southern  mineral belt of B. C. will now be.found  in the columns of Tiik Minhk. For  this purpose we are establishing correspondents at Princeton for news of the  hydraulic operations in the Similka-  meen, at Fairview, at Boundary Falls  and at Camp McKinney.  We are so often asked for news of  these cainps that we trust the addition  will be welcome to our readers. It will  also help us in our task of setting forth  to the world at large a comprehensive  view of the mineral resources of  British Columbia.  Mb. Clive Philt.ipps-Woi.li_y, who  is described by a local contemporary  as a hunter and literary man, has  lately journeyed from Hope on the  Fraser River to Rossland, partly on  foot and partly on horseback. A series of articles from his pen on the district through which he travelled will  appear in The Mineb from week to  week, commencing to-day with one on  Rossland. There is one' capacity of  Mk. Wolxey's which our contemporary did not mention, and that is that  he is the accredited correspondent of  several important English and Provincial papers. His communications  to these periodicals cannot but have  the effect of publishing far and wide  the resources of the country about  which he writes.  FROM.  It would seem to be a simple thing  to define the meaning of the simple  English word ������������������from." But it took  Judge Spinks some time to come to  a decision on a case which hung on the  legal meaning of this little word.  It will be remembered that at the  last session of the County Court. Mb.  Strobeck sought to obtain possession  of The Early Bird mineral claim on the  plea that the owner, Mr. .T. L. Retallack hiid not recorded his assessment  work within a year from the date of  recording the claim. The claim was  recorded on the 8th of May and the  assessment was recorded on the following 8th of May. The question was,  -when-did-a-year!y_lease_--whi_h_com_  " menced on the 8th of May in ISiM expire? The judge has now given his  decision, a copy of which will be found  in another column, the gist of it being  that a mining lease does not expire  until the anniversary of the day it was  taken out also expires. For instance,  a lease taken out to-day, being the (ith  day of July, 1895, does not expire until  the end of the Oth of July, 181)7, and  assessment work being recorded on  this latter day saves the claim.  We think that it is satisfactory that  this decision should have been arrived  at, because if it had been the other  way, if mining leases expired on the  day before their anniversaries, many  valuable properties would be in jcop-  ���������"���������dy-    ��������� ,,  to follow. There are other mines on  the Fraser of less importance. An  English company is said to be at work  prospecting a claim near Lillooet. while  a French company is preparing io de-  velope its property near Quesnelle.  On the Similkameen the Anglo-  American should have its water turned  on in a few weeks ; Granite Creek has  its money for development paid up  and half a dozen other properties are  being prospected with a view to work  in the immediate future. At any rate  we know that we shall hear from the  Anglo-American before long. Its work  has been well and I horoughly done;  its property has been thoroughly  prospected and the presence of a large  quantity of platinum in its branches  will add materially to the prolit derived from its gold.  At Nelson our local company at  Forty-Nine Creek is just tasting the  lirst fruits of its labours. Recently the  bed rock in front of the sluice boxes  was cleaned up, and among the first  lot of gold brought, in was a fifty dollar nugget. The boxes themselves have  not been touched, nor has1 the company's richest ground yet been operated upon. All work of a preliminary  nature having now been finished, from  this time on regular work will be proceeded with. The plant has stood the  test of a month or two and everything  goes smoothly. Thanks to the peculiarly inclement, season there is water  in abundance. Of the placer claims on  the Pend d'Oreille, of which so" much  was talked last season, we hear  nothing. That there is rich ground in  that locality appears certain, but no  work of any extent has been done upon it as yet. The Latdeau is in much  the same position, and the rich benches  of the Big Bend country are practically  still in the hands of the pioneer.  Near Alberni. men interested in the  gold gravels claim that they have  prospects which promise better than  anything in B. C. and it is stated on  authority that the best expert in  B. C. is to be employed to report upon  these gravels this autumn. He has  already made a preliminary survey  and reported enthusiastically upon  what he has seen.  HYDRAULIC MINING IN B. C.  ...  Naturally enough quartz mining  just now is occupying' a very large  '> proportion of every man's attention in  our immediate neighborhood, but it is  nevertheless true that at the present  moment more attention is being devoted to hydraulicing in B. C. by ou T  siders than to quartz, and certanly.  more Euglish capital is being invested  in hydraulicing than in anything else_.  This, is .-natural enough. English  capital has had more experience in  hydraulic mining than in .quartz, and  the-fact that very large sums are being  and have been expended in hydraulic  works in Cariboo attracts a class of  , investors which has always shown a  preference for thoroughly developed  properties however costly. Let us  roughly summarize the hydiaulicing  ���������it present iu progress in B. C.  First in importance, of course, are'  the Cariboo and Horsefly mines in  Cariboo. Upon these and upon other  adjacent claims , sums aggregating nearly si million dollars at least  are said to have-been expended, the  best niining experts have been employed, the shares have risen from $5  to $25 and 850 in Montreal and the last  return is reported to  be $1_,(X>0 for 172  A OAME OF BLUFF.  Finding that their Liberal allies  were unable to carry out their pledges,  as everyone else knew that they could  not, the Irish party is ready to turn  and rend its friends. It knows equally  well that.it has nothing to expect from  the new Conservative Government,  which is composed pf elements with  whom the integrity of the Union is the  one binding link. The fact of the matter is that Home Rule for Ireland is  deader than Queen Anne. The professional agitators who have for years  lived on the subscriptions of an only  too credulous and liberal peasantry  find themselves out of a job. But they  are goiug to play a big bluff before  they cave in. With people of ordinary  sense a blurlei- is useless, as soon as  his game is exposed, but the unfortunate Irish throughout the world are so  blinded that they will probably pay up  very handsomely to "come in" on this  last pot. This scheme is being hatched  in America, and it is nothing less than  the conquest of Ireland by force of  arms. We can imagine the enthusiasm  that will prevail in the purlieus of the  Bowery and the slums of Chicago on  such a soul stirring scheme. Thedol-  laTs"wiirrlow"iif nierril^alicTfor aTtime  all will go well, up to the point where  the generals and secretaries and othei  bosses skip with the funds. That is  absolutely the only possible end to  such an undertaking. To begin with,  the United States and Great Britain  really are friendly nations in spite,of  the press of the former, and the organization of an armed expedition  against a friendly power will not be  permitted by the United States government within its "boiders. But  granting that they get.over this difficulty, say for instance that they first  capture or buy Canada and fit themselves out there, where will they get  the ships to transport themselves to  Ireland and what will those ships do  when some fine morning at break of  day they find themselves in the presence of a British fleet in line of battle?  The situation could only be properly  depicted by Mr. W. S.  Gilbert. j  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  We faucy that one of the "events"  which took place on Tuesday last will  be a warning to strangers to Nelson to  have nothing whatever to do with'"the  sport of kings" as practised here.  Itis reported to us' that one of the  judges of the horse racing had a bet or  bets on one of the events. This we  can hardly believe, and we shall be  glad to receive and publish a denial of  the rumour which is-current on the  street. ���������     *"      ���������  Two items of news from England  indicate that a hot, dry summer is being experienced in the old country.  One is that the hay crop is unprcced-  enlly short and the other is the un-  pri-f-ently long scores made at cricket  during the end of May and the beginning <���������( June. That veteran player,  Dr. \V. 1_. Grace, has made his hundredth "century." .  We understand that the efforts of  Mr. Bogle and his lord and master  to form a miners' union at Rossland  have not been successful. This is much  to be regretted from these gentlemen's  point of view, because although the  miners themselves will be saved a  heavy and useless expense and the  mining industry will be saved a severe  check, these unfortunate and badly  used men will be done out of the  thumping big salaries which they  would draw if they succeeded first in  forming a union and then in getting  themselves made secretaries or treasurers or other high muck-a-mucks.  We have received a copy of a little  amateur journal published at Spokane  entitled "The Searchlight." It is a  very modest sheet and is edited by a  lady. In spite of the fact that the  journal only comrs out once a month  and then contains matter equal to  about four coluninsonly of an ordinary  newspaper the lady requires the help  of an associate editor. In a note the  following unusual request is printed:  "Exchanges please send papers to each  editor." That is to say, an ordinary  daily is asked to send sixty copies in  exchange for this little thing printed on  a sheet of letter paper. We think our  lady comrades of the pen must modify  their demands.  Some time ago the "three gentlemen  of Kootenay" who compose the only  "leisure class" of the country made a  gigantic spurt and brought out. a daily  paper���������for one day. The effort was  too much for them and they fell back  on their weekly edition which judging  by its usual contents requires little or  no effort in its production. This undertaking appears now to be too much  for the staff and our contemporary  made no appearance at all last week?  It is wonderful how little it is missed.  At the same time there are certain  legal advertisements which require to  be published every week for a certain  period, such as sheriffs' notices of sale,  applications for Crown grants, liquor  licenses, etc. The failure to publish  these for one week may render the  application void. Advertisers may rely  on their interests being attended to in  The Miner.  We are sorry to see our contemporary the Piovince carping at the new  ministry in England. Everyone is entitled of course to his own opinion,  especially in matters political, and we  are suffieiently acquainted with public  feeling throughout the British Empire  to- know that a wave of relief has  rolled round the world at the end of  the Liberal party. Conservatism aud  Toryism are not what they were. The  most radical measure ever passed by  the British Parliament, wes Mr. Ritchie's County Council Bill. The return  to power of Lord Salisbury and his  alliance with such strong men as Mr.  Chamberlain and the Duke of Devonshire means that the English people  are tired of being ruled by a few rabid  Irish politicians and are determined to  reinstate the party of law and order  who will rule England as she wants to  be ruled at home and will make her  name respected abroad. Our contemporary must be suffering  severe attack of indijestion  refers to the new ministry  grand army of snobs."  from a  when it  as "the  NOTICE.  KOTICE is hereby given that the under-  --mcntionod-rcspcctivc-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 the  Peace that such animal was killed in a settlement, and tluuthc head was produced to and  destroyed by-him, namely :���������  For each panther, seven dollars  and fifty  coins ($7.50).  For each wolf, two dollars (82.00).  For each coyote, one dollar ($1.00).    ���������  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  (20) 22nd August, 1861.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson <fc Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Jessops' steel, now being advertised  in The Miner, is a boon to the camp.  Our informant, a practical man employed in a position of trust at one of  the great mines, told us that there was  no steel to compare with it and that it  is rapidly ousting all rivals at Rossland.  According to recent cable messages  tothe Coast papers affairs^between  England and France are in a somewhat strained condition. The ,new  British Government desires to appoint  Lord Dufferin, now Ambassador at  Paris, to be Viceroy of Ireland, but he  cannot be removed  from  All Rail to HuoKaae, Wasli.  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spokane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 8-12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. ro,  TraiDS leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake points.  . Passengers for Kettle River nnd Boundary Creek, eonnecfcatMarcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdavs a_d  Fridays.  Passengers' for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport with stage Daily.  KODAK   AGENTS  Aiuiil.ur "Work Developed.  I'lHilugrai-liir. Siiiiilrie* Siil>i>U''<l.  FLEMiNG    BROTHERS  61 Government Sired, Victoria.       08  FIRST-CLASS  DRESSMAKING  Miss Hogen has onenedjrooms in the  Bealey Block, next T. A. Garland, and  solicits the patronage of the ladies of  Nelson.  MISS HOGEN.  MINERS  HOTELKEEPERS and  ALL OTHERS.  TirXT"Vr SEND your money out of the  ��������������� AJL X country for provision, when  you can do as well in the province. You make  J'our money in British Columbia and it is your  OU 11 loleavcpartof it here rather than to send  't ������way. We are well awaro that you are cut  otrtroiii the coast just now, but wc want you  to study the following price list and to send us  your orders as soon as communications with us  arc open. We guarantee all goods of the iinest  quality and defy all competition.  *E>_=JIO__3   LIST.  Freight Rate to Nelson  per 100 lbb.  $5 00  . 140  , 200  . 500  65  BAKING POWDER,  Dr. Price's, 12 oz. tins per doz   Dr. Price's, 2.J 11> tin, each   Dr. Price's, 1 lb tin, each   Royal, 12 ox. tins, per doz   Cook's Choice, 2. lb tin, each  Cook's Choice, 5 lb tins.  Diamond, 1 lb tin, per .  Eagle (very good qual  perdoz   CEREALS.  Rolled oats, National Mills, 901b sack 3 85'  " 25 sack  110  Superior, 90 lb sack 375  National Mills, 7 lb sack    35  in, eacn     05 >-  is, each 100 I  r doz  3 00 I  ality) 1 lb tins        I    420;  .1.70  45  400  35.,  .   15*1  r to iu I  .     45 h  .     40j  Oatmeal, 10 lb sack..  . ���������'       per 100 lbs   Corn meal, 10 lb sacks   CHEESE.  Best Ontario (by the drum) per lb.  N. W. T. cheese, per lb 13_  Limburgcr, 2 II. each..  Swiss, perib   Currants, per lb (C)      6  Cocoa, Fry's i lb package...:     10'  Bulk.perlb     35  "     Van Houtcn's, i lb     25  _lb     50,  Coal oil (best American) per case... 3 50  Canned Peas, per doz -. 110  "     Corn,    "        no  "     Beans,  "       : 115  "      Tomatoes, per .doz 125  "     Apricots (California) doz... 2 75  "     Peaches and Pears  (California) doz  2 75  Corned Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz  2 90*  Roast Beef, 2 lb tins, perdoz  2 90  Colt'cc. Turkish, 10 lb tins, per lb...    35  2 lb tins, each ....    75  "     RoyalJava, 25 lb tins, per lb    20'  Evaporated Apples, per lb     12J  50 lb box  " Apricots and Peaches.  " Apricots and Peaches,  25 lbs or over   Sugar.Graiuilatcd, per lb   Sugar, Yellow, per lb   Syrup, 5 gallon keg   "     1 gallon tin   "     Maple, 1 gallon   Soap, Electric, 50 lb box   "     Yellow   "     French Castile 2. lb bar   Raisins, Valencias, per lb   "      Sultanas, per lb   Rice, China, per mat ���������   "    Japan, per sack   MISCELLANEOUS.  Pickles, 1 gal. keg   3 gal. keg   Candles. 11 oz., 20 lb box   T. & U. Tobacco, 3 plugs for   1*. of W. chewing, per lb   Macaroni and Vermiecll, per box..  Washing Soda, 100 lb. sack   Jams and Jellies, 7lb pails     70  '" "       a lb pails     50  Marmalade, 5 lb pail     75  Sail, line English, 50 lb sack     ������5  Sail, coarse, 100 lb sack     85  Meats at regular market price  11  121  11.  ������  *. '  2 25-.  I������l  100/  250  200  50  11  190  2 40  80  2 25  250  IU  57  85  125  70-1  50 \  75->  $1.18  .1.52  91.70  $1.95  91.70  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  JESSOPS  STEEL  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 quote  ������ delivered at nearest station or  steamboat land  ing to your mine.    Correspondence solicited.  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld.  VICTOEIA,  _B_   O.  118  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.70  1.25  1.52  1.25  1.25  We handle everything in thc grocery and pro  vision line. If there is anything you want not  on this list write for quotation. Teas from  l(Ic. per lb.   Samples sent free on application.  TKK-I-:   -ash with Order.  Reference���������Bank of British Columbia.  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  shortest notice.  Prices Moderate.  148  PROCTOR, BUSK & WEST,  Proprietors.  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. O.   .  Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  BEER  Draught Beer at 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  OKM-ltS CAS ������������: iw-T AT III licit-* lUKi-KY.  MAIL   OKIIKK-   l������KO..M*Tl.    AT. t'*ll.*|l   TO.  R. RIESTERER, Prop.  ' 93*  S. GINTZBURQER,  PROP.  18 ^T^IST7- Vancouver.  N. B.���������Where not otherwise specified prices  are the same whether you buy the unukoken  I'ackaok or hy.the I'OUND, by the dozen or .by  a single piece. 81  CHARLES S. RASEDALL,  Mining Broker.  .    SA_T PEANOISOO, GAL.  MINING  S-'Et'IALTY.  houis work and this is looked upon as  position unless matters "become more j IVI ACH I N ER  I  a mere bagatelle compared to what is | settled.     ; ���������     j ...  ������  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.,  Complete lists of existingMining location.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  - AFITAL <pul(l up), ������600,000     .    $'-,920,00  (With power to  ncreasc.  RESERVE FUND,  ������ 00,000     .    .      1,365.333  osrELSoisr branch.  Corner of Baker and Stanley streets  _3_=i___isrc_=_:__]s-  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops.  United States���������San Francisco, -Portland,  Tacoma, and Seattle.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON.  Kngland.  1 AGENT    AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  branche?; 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.ol  Commerce. New YdrK.  Bank of Nova Scotia, ChicaKO.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  AVINGS  DEPARTMENT-  DEPOSITS received at SI ar.d upwards, and  interest allowed (presentratc) at3percent.  per annum. _  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1683. Agent.  Tremawe Steam g iw JJie,  THE LATEST PRACTICAL MINING  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED     . ���������  (HlKlicHt Awur-I nt W orlfl** Fair Chicago.!  Jo^^r^^^^  and Copper Tables.   Weight, 2,800 pounds.^Tt is Z It in^e^ %& *������%  .taken _Part,a_d easily-transported-by-pnck-animals.- Th^-^l^Sirt^SS*-  M. S. DAVYS, Sole Agent  _sr_3i_soisr, 33. o.  Among all the mining machines and appliances shown at the World's Cola__bi_n  Exposition there was nothing which excited more interest and favorableT toTS  than the Tbbmainb Steak Stamp Mill in the Mining Building It was ������ S  novelty to the great majority of mining men. It commanded attention by^-S  of its simphcity and evident practibility. Experienced mining engineers^������_e  astonished to learn that such a machine had been in successful o|erttt.o^X- ove.  two years in the extreme north-western part of the United States (9)  *   *    *    *    *    The Place to 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 the Coast.  P.  H.   EMERSON,  150 Proprietor.  TABLE  Showliis llie llal<"i and Place-, of Courts of  of As .!/.������', Ms! Prills, ������. <r :m������l Termini'., anil f'en.riil I'm*! IU'llvcry for tilt;  Vear IS!).,.  FALL ASSIZES.  s  Clinton   Kichflcld   Kamloopi   Vernon    Lytton   New "Wc-tiiiin^ter  Vancouver   Victoria   Nanaimo   "Special Assize.  ...Thursday.2i>th September  .. .Monday.. .31)th September  .. .Monday 7th October  . ..Monday 14th October  ..Friday.  ......llth October  .. .Wed nc-day.Utli November  ..Monday...llth November  .. .Tue.-day.. .19th November  ..Tuesday...26th November  117  J. H. BR0WNLEE  MINING BROKER.  W  -VICTORIA, B. O.  &  Provincial Land Surveyors.  Oki-ick:  NELSON, AND KOSSLAND, U. C.  140  THE MINER can be obtained from  the following agents :  Victoria, The Province Publishing Co,  Vascotjvek. The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver,  New Dkkvek, Messrs. Armit & Rashdall.  KossxiA.vd, Keefer & Hall.  Pilot Bay, Gilker & Wells.  Kaslo, Kennedy & Porter. *  Nelson, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley  and the  im?ES PfilNTING & PUB. 00., I������i THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, -JULY ;6, 1895.  Ears.  "I don't know whether thero is any  such science as aurology," said a young  lady of observation, "but I find it a very  safe and useful thing ,to take note of  toy friends' ears. I haven't yet got so  far in my studies as to formulate a fixed  Bet of rules for the reading of character  by the sizo, shape and convolutions of  these funny little head handles of cmi's  ���������in fact, my studies have beou directed  to one point, tho top or apex of the  ear. There's a whole world of telltale  indications there, and it would be a  good thing if young girls woro to form  the habit of casting a glance at that  part of tho anatomy of their callers and  admirers and make a mental note for  their own guidance by what they see  there.  "If tho top of the ear lies close to tho  kead and the ridgo is straight or only  gently rounded, tho young' man that  owns that kind of ear may be counted  on as being eminently proper and as  harmless as a lamb. But if the top  starts away from the head at a well defined angle and runs up to a point before turning down to become the back  ridge of tho ear���������well, that young man  had better be kept at a good safe distance. That's the faun ear, the satyr  ear, and when thoso wise old Greeks ahd  Romans gave to the capering companions of the nymphs of the woods goat  legs and goat ears they knew what they  were about. Men haven't changed ono  whit either, and that point to the ear is  just as full of character and warning  today as it was when Bacchus was doing business at the old sign of 'The Rollicking Rams.' "���������New York Sun.  ijGo.,B.C.,Li.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF;  VAWCOXTVEB,   33.   C.  Mnnkac.-r*B Cuitomer.  -It is not generally known that the  first patron cf Michael Munkacsy,  known to the world as the painter of  "Christ Before Pilate," was an American, a gentleman from Philadelphia,  who passed through Dusseldorf when  Munkacsy was a young and struggling  artist. The American became convinced  that the young Hungarian's pictures  had merit. He bought one, took it to  Paris and sent it to the salon, where it  Was promptly placed and attracted a  {teat deal of attention.  Page Ponsford Bros.  Hauling)* Street, Vancouver, B. C.  DIBEOT IMPOBTEBS OF ALL HIGH-  GLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's* Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves. Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel;  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc. ,.  _f All. OKI.F.RS PROM 1-TI.T ATTEXI������(KI������ TO.  ^ ������      13������  T.    H.   CALL AND  -IIMKf- HKOKF.K mid  JH*Al ESTATE AOB.VF.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVER, B. (_���������  Correspondence Solicited.        124'  SHERIFF'S SALE.  NOTICE OF SALE BY SHERIFF.  VANCOUVKRTOlSrANAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. It. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in.  NANAIMOTOVANTCOUVRH.-S.S."Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver ami Northern Settlements.  S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. AVharf ovcry Monday at 11 a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all  way ports, return inK -Wednesday, and on  Thursday at 11 a.m. for all points as far as  Shoal Hay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's \V harf until J) a.m.  MOOUVVIIXK   _.'KKY.  Leave Moody ville���������7, 9, 11:45 a. in., 2:30, 1:30  p.m.  Leave Vancouver���������8,10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  __)'Steamers and Scows always available for  Kxcursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  W.-. TOrri.W, MiiURger.  Telephone 94. P. O. Box 771.  LENZ & LEISER  --w___:oi_,__]S-A.*ri*E���������������  DRY GOODS  (������lotbin9, (Jente' jfutntebfngs, )������tc  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of "Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House in the Trade. no  -.OTICE.  "VTOTICK is hereby given that William  _13I Springer and Amaduns H. Sonncrmann  have filed the necessary paper, and made application for a Crown Grant in favor of the  mineral claim No. 1, situated in the Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must forward their  objections within 60 days from the date of this  publication.  Dated Nelson, B. C,        N. FITZSTUBBS,  18th April, 1895.       116       Gov't Agent.  THE DIPLOCK  _l.I_yEIT__.__J.   WHOLESAIE ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� SOLE ACKNT- FOR ���������  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Oases,  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. 125  NOTICE.  Take notice that J. F. Ritchie, as  Agent for Alfred Beamer, has filed the  necessary papers and made application  for a Crown Grant in favor of the  Mineral Claim "Gertrude" situated in.  the Trail Creek Mining Division^ of  West Kootenay.  ' Adverse claimants, if any, must tile  their objections with me wit hin 00 days  from the date of this publication of  the British Columbia Gazette.  . N. Fitzstubbs,  Dated Nelson, B. C. Gov't Agent.  May (ith, 1895. 129 11.5.5  The Cassell Gold Extracting Co., Limited.  THE McARTHUB-F0REEST 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 Ihe Company; addressed  W.   RELLEW-HARVEY,  S*tT"_?__3_=-I_SrT__l_Sr_D__3_5TT:,  ^T-A_35TCOTJ'V^E_E:l-   _B  /=". c. s.  12.  P. O. box I  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.  ��������� In the Supreme Court ok Bwrisn Col.mbm  Between  J. Fred. Hume & Co  Plaintiffs  and  the Cottonwood Gold Mining  Company, Limited, Foreign Defendants.  In obedience to a writ of of Fieri Facias issued  out of the above Court, to mc directed in the  above suit for the sum of $130.14, debts and  .costs, together with interest on the same besides sheriff's fees, poundage, and other expenses  of this execution, I have seized and will offer  for sale bv Public Auction, at the front of the  Court House, Nelson, B. C, on Monday, the loth  day of July, 1895, at 12 o'clock, noon, all the  right, title and interest of thc above Defendants in the lands described below or sufficient  thereof to satisfy the Judgment debt and costs  In this action.        - ��������� .  ������2  oo  5 u  _ <-  v c.  Cg'  ���������_-_ ,  o o  c  o  S       ._  rt       i-  _:._   W  ���������J*****"  -.o������  U  o'J  O    -  ���������u _  _-_.  JS o  ���������������������������_ ".-*-' S-������  **-*���������   "_c5.2  . "J* _ . g  _ ���������  __,  5 3  o  o  **3  a o  ������>  5 o"  o  Ci  ts o  - .e���������  o  ���������j*-.  .__:  o-e  f*  .  *Q  -_>  ei  i���������  S  ��������������� O  ������S  O  r^"  '��������� '  ���������_ o  Q  -o  is  o  ������  o  'Jl  o  S. REDGRAVE,  Sheriff of Kootenay  . Land Registry Office, Victokia,  ���������2-th day of April, 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: -ith March,  .894, Judgment of the County Court of Kootenay. obtained 20th April, 1803, by J. '-"red Hume  & Co., against the Cottonwood Gold Mining  Company, Limited (Foreign), for ������377.29 debt  and costs. Registered under the number 230 on  (he 19th March, 1891.  ' 3rd October, 1891; Judgment of the Supreme  Court of British Columbia,"obtained the 1th  June. 1891. by J. Fred Hume & Co., against the  Cottonwood Gold -lining Company, Limited  (Foreign), for $l3t*.14 debt and costs. Registered  under the number 412 on the 5th October, ISM.  [seal]   - S. Y. WOOTTOX,  Deputv Registrar General.  - Y. M. McLeod, Esq.  Barrister, &c, Nelson, B. C.  S. RKI'GRAVE,  ]__ Sheriff of Kootenay.  Notice of Application for License.  Xoticc is hereby given that thirty days after  date, we, the undersigned intend to apply for a  license to sell wines and liquors by retail at our  Lake View Hotel, situated on the Kootenay  Kiver, opposite the town of Balfour.  T. G. Pkoctok.  C. W. West. *  8th June, 1S95. C."W. Busk.  lit  International  Commission Co.  Importers anil Wholexale  Dealer* in  POULTRY,  VEGETABLES,  FEED, FRUIT-and  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.  GENERAL PRODUCE.  Sole AbciiIh for Kootenay for Ihe t'elo  lirnlv-1 Imperial Knliy HlnlH-t'yc  Twist Tobacco.  -EsTELSO^T, IB- C.  (52)  . JULIUS I-UULI-II, Manager.  ���������Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  rpAKE Notice that A. li. Irwin, Agent for  X the Trail Mining Company, has tiled the  necessary papers, and made application for-a  Crown Grant in favor of thc Mineral Claim  "Columbia," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse Claimants, if any, must file their object ions within sixty days from the date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  , ��������� , Gov't Agent.  Dated Nelson, II. C, llth June,' 1895. 151  Notice of Application for License-  Notice is hereby given that thirty, days after  date, I, the undersigned intend to apply for a  license to sell wines and liquors by retail at my  Hotel at Rossland.  __ _ .MRS. T. B. LEWIS.  29 June, 1895. 15.5  IN THE MATTER OF THE  "TRAMWAY COMPANY INCORPORATION ACT, 1895.  NOTICE is hereby given that we, the undersigned, intend to form a Company,, to be  called "Thc 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 Kiver, at or near  the mouth of 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 Kootc-  iiny Kluctoral District, with power to construct  branches to connect with any mines in. the  vicinity of the proposed tramway.  Dated this 17th dav of June, 1895.  ,.,��������� "        F. li. PEMBERTOX.  (���������������������������*���������') It. G. TATLOW.  ���������'Fire  liis-iruiiv-   Policy   Acl,   l������������:i."  As  Ani-iid-'l by  Uic ".'Ire Insurance  Policy ..mciHlincnt Act, 1895."  "VTOTICE is hereby given that His. Honour  -^1 thc Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed the commencement of " An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from the 1st day of April, 1894,  until thc 1st day of July, 1895. *.   ��������� --���������-^---_'JAMES-BA__ER,__ __.-__  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  28th February, 1895.  (97)  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  i*.siit_Axe������- nml ��������� ��������� ���������  -O.WWS9IOIV AI'EKT.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON. B. C.  COLUMBIA &  1   KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV,  CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME CARD No. 7.  In .'IF-Cl HoiKliiV, April ,,'!������Hi. 1K������...  KEY.-LSniKi: KOIUK.-Slcauur   "Ljlloii.'  I/eavcs Revelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays  and Fridays at 1 a. 111. for all points in West  Kootenay and the south.  Leaves Robson. northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 p. m. for all points cast and  west via the C. P. It.    *  . ���������-���������'���������  KOKTHPORT -KOIITE.'���������Slenmcr ������������������lyllon."  Leaves -Jorthport, northbound, Wednesdays  andSaturdaysatlp.nl. - *   '  Leaves Robson, southbound, Tuesdays and  Fridays at 6 p. 111.  Stages run in connection with steamer from  Trail Creek Landing to Rossland.    ������  KASLO KO-'TE.���������"Steamer Kelson.".  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.3. p.  n\., Wednesdays at 4 p. m., Thursdays ato.IJO p.  iu.; Saturdays at 5.30 p. m. . Connecting on  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays .with X.  & Y. S. Rv. for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Xclson, Mondays at J11. m.,  Wednesdays at 4 a. in., Thursdays at 8 a. in.,  Fridavs at 4 a. ni. Connecting on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays with X. & F. S. Ry.  for Spokane. )_���������  Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay  Hail way at Nelson for points north and south.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant,  rpAKK Notice that Philip Aspinwall has filed  JL UK-necessary papers, and made application  i?,r -a Crpwr. .Grant in favor of the Mineral  Claim Kootenay", situated in tbe Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse Claimants, if anv, must iile their  objections within sixty dnvs from the date of  tnis publication in the British Columbia Gazette. N*. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, llth June, 1895. 152  ICOVN'EK'S FEKKV KO-TE.���������Sir.   "I. .l������i������ii."  Leaves Xelson for Bonner's Ferry,. Mondays  and Fridays at 8.00 iv. tn.  Leaves Kaslo for Uonncr's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at 4 a. in.  Leave? llonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Nelson,  Ainsworth smd Kaslo on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 a. ni.   ���������  Connect.'- with east, and wostbound trains on  the Great IN'orthern Railway.  The right- is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets. r_.t.s, etc., apply at Company's  ollice, Xelson.  T. aluus, "    J. "W. Troup,  Secretary. Manager.  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  -THE   NEW,   FAST-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable term-. Orders sent  trough the pursers of the ��������� steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, ���������*��������� with whom arrangements can be 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.  -^"OTiCE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  -L^ accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax and all  taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act" ate now due for the year 1 S0i_. All  of llie above named taxes, collertible  within the Southern Division of the  District of .West Kootenay, are now  payable at my oflice.  . Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates', viz:��������� .  If paid on or before June 30th, 1805���������  One-half of one;peti cent, on real property. -  Two per cent, on the assessed value  of wild land.  One-third of one per cent, on personal property.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1895���������  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real  property.  Two und one-half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land.  One half of one per cent, on-personal  property.  Three-fourths of one per cent, on  income.  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  male person over 18 years."  O. G. DENNIS,      ".  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 26th, lSPr 78  Ml\l.\ti.  T>     C. CAMPBELL-JOHXSTOX  of Swansea, India, and the United States  METALLURGIST. ASSAYER,  AND MINING ENGINEER     .  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.  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS  *  SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27:00. - ���������- -  SPITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 lift  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 DP, - - - - -  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHff OORPTw,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. so  ^%t%r%r%r%^r%r%%>'%r%r%t  ��������� OLD COUNTRY BOOT STORE. ���������  SPECIAL TO MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.  ��������� '���������  %  . Old Country Boots .  OF   IMPERISHABLE   LEATHER,  WARRANTED    DAMP    PROOF.  ���������X-A__B_r_E_JS  EEL  91 JOHNSON STREET, VICT0E__.  100  Dut Your Best Foot  "   emost  /. . . . 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 Tfaw  The last lot of foot-wear just received at the P. O. 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 byour.most prominent citizens.    Be in time.  Pace's Best Brands of Tobacco, both cut and'plug, fresh  frpm-the+factor-y.-^=���������^ .-��������� ���������-*���������=:���������-^_--_______ ____- ___i  Flies and Fishing Tackle, Canvas Shoes.  CIGARS. WHOLESALE AND RETAIL,  A FINE LINE TO CHOOSE FEOM.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT .BAT.  ,_  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and  Marine Work a Specialty.  ftOI_-   MANUFACTIIIIKBS   OF  THE  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  _     .1 ���������  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc. .  HOISTING ENGINES and SINEINGPDMPSFOR MINES  Oorner Alexander-Street and Westminster Ave., VAUOOUVEE, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretarr-Treasnrer. Mamuce?  SPRING   SPORTING   GOODS.  ���������*  Cbicket Bats,  Balls,    Wickets,  Batting Gloves  -^ AND   Leg Goabds.  -*~  Ayrcs' Lawn Tennis  Nets, Balls & Rackets  ���������*���������        o  Blue Hock Traps, aud  'Clay Pigeons.  -*-  Park's Golf Clubs and Silvertown Balls. *+c        Lally's Lacrosse-Sticks.  IMMENSE VARIETY OF FISHING TACKLE.  Goods the Best.        Prices the Lowest        Wholesale and Betail.  CHAS. E. TISDALL,   -   -   -   VANCOUVER.  . m


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