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 - &ASiUjfdi,l  .t,r_.__>_.'&-J>.������f&^  ������---_-._i__i^_r_u!_r.j.3������������.OT  B;a'5-E_aff.E-^  THE MINES IN-KOOTENAY AEE  ���������". AMONG THE EICHEST Iff \  AMEE'iOA.  THE OEES AEE HIGH-GEADEIlN  GOLD, SILVEE, OOPPEE  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 246;  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday,  May 4,   1895.  Price Five Cents.  METxiL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YORK.  April       27th   211th    SOtli   May 1st   2nd   3rd  Sll.VKlt     ttij      Wi' Iki' 06' IK!     IKii  Lkad, May.-ird, pi ice.?. 05, exchange price 3.07..  April  OKK SHU'MKNTS.  '.TONS.  li), Slocan Star to Omaha   ...     50  Ill, Sovereign l<> Taeoina   ...      15  Ill, Idaho to Omaha   ...      50  19, Mountain Chief to Omulim..  ...     20  22, Slocan Star                   "  ...     80  22. Alamo                           "  ...     .15  22, Idaho                     '   ' "  ...    '371  22,'Noblc Five  ...      17'  24, Ruth to Tacoma   ...     15  21, Slocan Star   ...    120J  M.. Alamo to Omaha   ...      20  to, Alunio to Omaha   .*.    110  'iii, Cumberlund to Omaha   ...     35  27, Idaho to Omaha   ...    130  27. Noble Five   15  730V  Thc returns of ore shipped from Trail Creek  are not yet "to hand.  Total shipments since June, 1891:  Nelson ��������� .'   Trni' Cri ol: (go-'" ore)   Ainstvor'a   .-.-  Slocan via Ka^'o   Slocan vir. Nakusp   Kx. lllue Bell   TONS  .... 7-31  .... _,3I-I_  ....     730  ;-... ��������� 9m  .... (i,(D3i  ....15,25.  28,005  SLOGAN SHIPMENTS.  Tlic.total shipments from thc Slocan mines  over the Nakusp and Slocan Railway up to  March 31st are us follows:  1891, ' "( - 2,151 tons valued (_>.  January, 1895,1,397    " \\     .   ���������  February 844    "  March 884    " "      ���������   .  .$215,100  . 139,700  . 84,400  ..  88,400  $527,-00  ' The amounts are the values placed on tho  ore by 11. M. Customs.  MINING- TRANSFERS.  B03SLAHD.  Stpmwinilcr,���������C. Harrington to It. Stevenson,  1 inlerest,-$'2.'0. '   ' ~ -   --  War Fagle No. 2,���������11. Thompson to J. M.  U'urkc. ������1. -        ���������      -     . "  '      ���������    :'  Eureka:and Evening,���������11. Thompson and A.  Upton to J. M. liurke, $1. ,       _,  Nevada,���������D. XV. Henley and XV. F. Stoll to E.  II. Ruxle, ' interest. 81. ���������    _  Nevada iukI  jVlicc,���������F. C. Loring to It. C.  Ilu*---, ' former and whole latter; Jl. -     .     _  ��������� Eldorado,���������F. Gauthier to  K. J. Noel, 1 interest, 81. -. ....  Novelty,-C. Dawson to XV. It. Galusha, J interest, $i.  Novelty,���������AV. R. Galusha to S. Silverman,  ' interest, 81.  California,���������XV. ll. Galusha to S. Silverman,  1 interest, 81. _   ,..  Rocltinghaiii.���������AV. Lynch to S. Silverman, J  interest, 82C0.  Rockin_liam,-G. Pferdner to S. Silverman,  . interest, $200.* ...  Grizzly.���������It. Thompson to J. F. Ritchie, 1 interest, $91. ' ,   ,,.  Hutte,���������O. Cluett. to A. Upton, 1 interest, 8-o.  Montreal,���������T. O'Fariell to E. Gillette, i interest, $1.  Nick oETimc,���������1). Clark to J. Spellman, . interest, $1,000. ,     ,    _,  Palo Alto,���������E. Bouchc nnd E. Rourke to F.  Williamson, 1 interest, 81:  Kootenav��������� \V. Marsliall vo S. Milligan, J  interest, 8100.     . ;���������    -    ��������� .  Kootenay*,���������D. S. AVe;;g to S. Milli_an, 1 interest,-82,000.    . -._...���������      "Kootenay���������G.   K. Milligan to Trail Mining  Co., "interest, $1,003.  Evening Star,���������J. McKinlcyto J. Morris,  $2,000.  Selena Mat,-T. Dorkins' to A. Lynch, $200.  Grizzly,���������E. S. Topping to S. Silverman, $1.  Annie,���������E. S. Topping to S. Silverman, $0,000.  Sarah,���������E. llanoy to S. Silverman, $2,700.  Maid of Erin and Robert E. Lee,���������M. Sullivan and W. Dunn to J. M. Burke, J. L Wilson  and Clayton Millar, $13,600,  NEW  DENVER.  April 18th,���������White Quail,���������C. II. Abercrombie  to J. Ryan, 1-10 interest, 850.  April 20,���������Monarch and Governor,���������C. Kent  to N. Fitzstubbs, i interest, $1.  April 22,���������Saddle,���������J. M. Young to C. Chambers, $20, all his right.  April 24,���������Morning,���������R. Don-gun to S. J.  Humphreys, 4 interest, $225.  April 24,���������Alamo,���������N. 1). Moore to Alamo  Mining Co., full interest, $1.-      _ ���������  April 24.���������Twin Lakes,���������J. L. Drumlieller to  Alamo Minin-i Co., 7-10 interest, $1,500.  April 21.���������Bymctallic���������J. S. McFarlane to J.  F. Cutler, 1 inicrest, $1.      _..,.'  April 2(i,���������Iron Horse, D. McLeod to A.  Steward, J interest, 81.  April. 20.���������Banshee.���������P. Cunningham - to I.  Wall, 1 interest, $1.  April 23,���������Shannon, Rod'k McRae, 4i miles  E. of Nelson on S, side of outlet.  j\pril 29.���������Gold Standard,���������S. II. Cross W.  branch of north fork of Hall Creek.  jVpril 29,���������Money Maker,-T. A. Mills, west  extension of Gold Standard.  NELSON*.  April 22,���������Oregon, Martin, Mycmer, Hard  Up, Hardscrabble, White,���������A. L. Davenport to  Robert Ewart, whole interest 81.  April 22,���������Maple Leaf,���������jV. II. Revsback to  E. G. Travcrsy, whole interest. 81.  April 211,���������Black Cay use���������F. E. Thompson  to E. M. Lloyd, whole interest, 81,000.  April 20,���������Porcupine,���������F. E. Thompson to E.  M. Lloyd, whole interest, 8L0OO.  MEW   LOCATIONS.  IIOSSIJAND.  Doubtful.���������Peter Porter.   -:  Mountain Monarch,���������M. O'Connor.  "J. IV���������W. McCalley and G. McGaughoy. "  Little Maud,���������Geo. Dozois.  Superior,���������J. Haiiiialinii et al.  Southern Cross,���������Alex Rogers.  .Prince of Wales,���������M. O'Neil.  Minnie,���������It. Myers,.  Kingllsher,���������T. W. Stack.  Geneva,���������S. E. Croniii.  Moinit'iin  King,���������J.  Gill   and   Florence  McCarthy.  Pott.���������T. Pott.  Golden.Eagle,���������D. White.  Butte No. 2.���������J. K. Gore.  'Chiciigo,���������W. II. Yongc.  Isabella No. 2,���������A. M. Lcitch et al.  Louise.���������J. M. Keefer.  Anaconda,���������G. Pellant and O. Bopcn.  Sancho,���������W. C. Miller.  Panza,���������>V.C. Mill.r.  Frisco,-���������Al. C.Cook.  Champion,���������F: McDonald and T. Collins.  Jetf. Davis,��������� C. II. Ink and M. Kuntz.  Free Coinage���������F. McDonald and T. Collins.  Tacoma,���������W. L. Lo wry.  Diamond Dust,���������O. "Youngquist.  . World,���������AV. D. McFadden.  Black Hawk No. 2,���������S. Morris.  Gladiator,���������S. Morris.  St. Bernard.���������J. Pat-cola and P. Fallapina.  Monitor,���������H. B. Shocn.  Dorothy No .2,���������R. S. Oakley.  Ingomar,���������G. McGaughey and Geo. Dozois.  Bulfalo,���������AV.-1 McGaughey,  Geo.  McGaughey  and Geo Dozois.  Argcnta,���������By same. "  Mother Ledge,���������G. Biirkesh.  Pioneer,-^G. Burkesh.  AprilTobl'No. 2,-G. Burkcsh.  Blaylock,���������Geo. Hoover.  Big Eour,���������Geo. Hoover.  Sailor Boy,���������T. C. Wells.  QuecrfLill���������T. C. Wells. .    -  B. C.,���������P. Creasor.  U. S. No. 2.���������D. McMillan.  Maggie,���������J. Corrigau.  Red Eagle,���������J. Gloyn.  Juanita,���������T. Blakney and H. Toronto.  Lakeside���������C. M. Townsend.  Empress,���������M. O'Neil.  Iron Hill,���������D. B. Bogle.  Flossie L..���������E. J. Moore.  Mammoth,���������S. J. Coffee and J. Cronin.  Grand View,���������AV. Clotty.  Golden Monarch,���������\V. Carter.  '���������'      NEW DENVER.  j.prii 16,���������Omaha,���������C. Brend, 13 miles below  Four mile Creek,  April 8,���������Ocean,���������A. P. Blandy, joins Maid of'  Erin on the AVest. ,  April 15,���������Lottery,���������AV. L. Carruthers, joins  Roulette on the west.  NELSON.  Apil 20,���������Last Hope,���������E. G. Traversy, Forty-  .  nine Creek, between Golden Eagle and Maple  leaf.  MINING  NOTES.  (From our exchanges.)  . A hed of iron ore containing, it is  said, about OOO.ODO,.:..'), tons, has recently been discovered-in Conception Bay,  about twelve miles from St. John's  Nlld. Analysis shows it to be the finest hematite ore, containing 89A per  cent, of iron. The New Glasgow "iron  and Coal Co., New Glasgow, N. S. "aiie  making preparations for working it  on an extensive scale.  Mining reports from about Yale are  encouraging. Yale Bar, across from  Yale, is being worked by a company  with plenty of capital. Active preparations are being made to work the  Siwash creek mines. At the mouth of  the canyon white men are rocking out  from $3 to $10 per day. ,  In response to the earnest solicitations  of capitalists interested in Rainy .Lake  mining properties, the provincial department of public works of Ontario  has commenced the construction of a  wagon road from Ignaco on the C. P.  It. to Seine river, which, it is expected,  will be completed by.June 1. Il is in-,  tended by some of the capitalists mentioned to put. steamers on the river  to run from the terminus of the road  to the gold mines at the mouth of  Seine river on Rainy lake, where the  largest find of gold has been made.  A very crude experiment with the  ''Fader gold dredging bucket," which  is a simple rope and bucket appliance,  having been made on the south fork  of Quesnelle river, has resulted in $4  from a yard of dirt.  Stock shares in the DeLamar mine  of Idaho are selling in London at 31  shillings.  The Pool-man, at Boise, Idaho, has  180 men on its payroll, the monthly  disbursement is about $20,-30.  As near as can be ascertained, it is  believed that there are now 17,('._ men  engaged in mining in the three States  of California, Oregon and Washington.  The Union Iron Works has secured  the contract for the immense new  hoisting plant for Hie Anaconda, Montana, mine. The Anaconda has everything on a superlative scale and the1  new machinery will be second to none  in that State.  The Denver commissioners have voted $1C0,0C,') in aid of the mining and  industrial exposition to be given there.  Tbe city will appropriate $75,000 or  8100,000, and Congress will be asked  to appropriate !.250,('_0. Eighty acres  in and around the cily park have been  chosen as a site lor the exposition.  . Advices from Oshnrn, Idaho, are  to the effect that trouble is feared between the miners'union of j the Co-tir  d'Alenes and the manager of the Bunker Mill and Sullivan mines, "should  he decide to start, up the mines or even  openly offer to do so on the company's  proposed scale of $3 per day for miners  and $2.50 for shovelers."  A London cablegram says the ap-,  peal of the Cassel Gold-Extracting  Company of Glasgow from a decision  of the lower court against the validity  of its patent for the cyanide process of  treating refractory ores has been dismissed, but i hat, by an amendment of  the specifications of the patent, the defect held by the Court to exist can be  cured.  Colorado papers say that smelters  are pre pat ing for a great increase in  the-visible supply-ofsilvei-,- which-- has  been exceedingly scarce for a year or  more. They have agents in "all the  mountain towns, and they report that  miners of silver are returning to their  properties that were shut down after  the slump, and are preparing to take  advantage of the present advance.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS..  FARES AND PRICES AT CARIBOO.  CASH SALES AT TRAIL CREEK;  Two   New   Cities.���������The   Idaho  Tramway.���������  Champion Creek.  NELSON.  A claim called the Shannon has been  recorded on the south side of the outlet  and ouly 4^ miles from Nelson. It is  just on the Nelson side "of Five-mile  Point. The ledge is said to consist of a  free milling gold quartz.  The talk on the streetfor the past few  days bos been all about Chumpion Creek.  C. Townsend came in from there od  Thursday and reports that a great many  claims have been taken up on ledges  showiug a capping of iron. A good many  locations were made here two years iigo,  but not much more was heard of the  place until Trail Creek sprang into prominence last winter. Now men are in  Champiou Creek trying to find the old  stakes. Champion Cieek runs into the  Columbia, about five miles above Trail  Creek.  .'it the foot of the lake,  good deal of attention  draw.  They occupy a  and are a sure  THBE1* FOllKS.'  A force of forty-five men is employed  im the Idaho (ramwny which, when completed, will be two miles in length from  t lie mines to the concentrator. As soon  as the condition of the work . permits 100  hands will be put on the job so as to  push it through and complete it by the  end of June. The concentrator will not  work until the tramway is finished.  Meanwhile the staff on the Alamo has  been reduced to 12 men and the Idaho  has temporarily stopped work.  A reference to our list of mining transfers shows that the Alamo Mining Company has acquired a further interest in  the Twin Lakes mine. J. L. Drumhellcr  has sold to the company seven-fortieths  for 81500.  - It is rumored that Jack Allen has come  into a handsome fortune by the death of  a relative in England.  THE RECLAMATION WORKS.  TRAIL CKEEK.  Owing to the dry, warm weather tlie'  roads are now in a good conditiou' aud:  the shipment of ore lias been resumed.  The Maid of Erin and the Robert1 I_.  Lee, owned by Messrs. Sullivan and  Dunn, have been bonded for 840,000, to  Messrs. Wilson, Burke and Clayton'  These are two of the best claims on*" the  south side of Trail Creek. The ledge,  which runs the full length of both claims,  is thirty feet in width, one half of which >  is solid ore assaying $20 in gold.  Billy Lynch reports a 40 foot vein on*  the Commander. His assay returns call  for $22 in gold per ton.  The Georgia has been bonded to J. D.  Porter and:Pat Welch for 820,000. ;  The Nelson Sawmill Co. have their new  engine and planer running. The electric  light plant is also ready to set up., Mr:  W. N. Rolfe is superintending the sawmill during his sojourn in Rossland.  The War Eagle is now shipping thirty  tons of ore a day aud the Le Roi twenty-  three tons.  Captain N. Fitzstubbs was in Rossi and  lost week.  ' The Columbia and Kootenay Steam  Navigation Co. appear unable to handle,  the output of ore from the camp. The'  ore is accumulating at the landing and  will necessitate the building of bins or'  sheds to contain it. Why not put on  another boat ? '.  It is expected that a miners' union will-  soon be formed iu Rossland. Mr. I):  Bogle appears to be the principal- agita-.  tor. He has resigned his commission -as"'  Justice of the Peace and it is whispered  that he will be a caudidate for the secretaryship of the new union.  Mr. F. M. McLeod of Nelson has opened a law office in-the Ritchie-Atkinson  building. - ���������  Mr. John Murphy is busy getting readyi  to open his brewery. The coopers are  almost through .and John expects to have  beer on tap iu a very few days.   '  Mr. H. N. Coursier, of Revelstoke, was5  in town on Saturday. Mr. Louis Janiri  of San Francisco and Mr. Pete Larsen of  Helena were in town last week. !  mining  Twenty-seveu   cash   sales   of  property were made last week.  .j     , ���������  Fifty-four new locations were recorded  in the same time.   The receipts of the  record oflice for the week were one . thou-  sand and five dollars.  LOCAL   NEWS.  A newly arrived Nevada'county miner  writes from Quesnelle Fork, Cariboo,  B. C, under date of March 29. '95, to the  Grass Valley Telegraph as follows:  Prom Gr-iss Valley to Vancouver City,  13. C, iit-st-clii-S fare with board included,  is S30; from Vancouver to Ashcroft, our  nearest railroad station, is 310.50; the.  stage fare from Ashcroft to here, a distance of over 200 miles, is 828.50, and  their schedule time for the trip is four  days, which an intending traveler must  allow at the rate of 82 per day for living  necessities. Many of the miners already  here Iiave walked the entire distance  from Vancouver (over 400 miles) and  claim they make 84 per day by so doing.  Auother thing I wish to state about this  stage ride is that the small stations beiug  more than thirty miles apart, yet their  r.ad far surpasses anything in the line of  reads I ever beheld in Nevada county,.  This mine is located on the south fork  of the Quesnelle river, and is under the  superintendence of J.. B. Hobson, formerly of Placer, county. At present  the bank of gravel is 300 feet high,  and as they-follow it iuto the hill,  it will become deeper. They have a line  of twenty-two inch pipe and one of eighteen inch leadiug into the mine, with a  pressure of 296 feet. These pipe lines  feed two monitors of the Hoskius patent,  using seven inch nozzles. Their flumes  are six feet wide aud have ten inch drop  in twelve feet. Taking it all.through it is  a.well equipped hydraulic mine and, under the able management of 'Mr. Hobson,  supported by T. D. Deasy, his foreman,  formerly of Columbia Hill, Nevada county, should give big results to the shareholders in the near future.  I will quote prices on a few of the  miners' supplies: Crack-proof gum boots  810 per pair; fiou*-, S8 to S10 per cwt.;  pork, 25 cents per pouud; rice, S15 per  sack, eggs, 81.25 per dozen, and none at  that; chickens, 83 each.  The wages here do not exceed those  paid in Nevada county, and I would  advise anyone to stay in Nevada county  unless assured of a job before starting,  as there are three men here now for  every job.  NEW DENVElt.  O. G. Denuis the assessor tor the district, has beeu iu town the last few days  studying the records iu view of the clause  in the recent amendment to the Mineral  Act taxing all claims.  Dr. Brouse, who was formerly located  at Nakusp as surgeon and physician to  the Nakusp & Slocan Railway hasjirrived  and will practice here. He has rented  Willis' house ou Sixth street.  The steamer has made two excursions  to the foot of the lake recently and considerable attention will be paid to that  section of country, this summer by prospectors and others. Quite a few prospectors are already out on Spring creek and  Twelve-mile creek, and though two or  three claims have been staked no one is  mentioned as being a bonau_a.  The force at the Alamo bus been considerably reduced owing to. the fact that  until the tramway is completed uo ore  can be shipped and every available site  around the mine is now stacked with ore.  The force on'the Idaho has also beeu reduced.  The Balfour Trading Company is opening a branch store tit Cariboo creek.  Burton city, we believe is .the correct  name. ���������  Tom Mulvey has sold bis. interests in  Slocau city to S WhittakiSr, who will  open au hotel there. " .  Messrs. Brown Bros, have also started  business there iu a tent,- but. as soon as  the townsite has been surveyed they will  build a substantial store.  Messrs. McLennan and Black have purchased three lots on *_ixtl_ street, but  will not build for the present.  IT. Twigg, P: L. S., has been surveying  the Carrie mineral claim situated on the  Galena Farm with a view of obtaining a  certilicate of improvements aud a crown  grant.  'George Henderson recently purchased  from Tom Mulvey two bear cubs, and is  rearing them in his barn. They ore about  the size of a cat aud very lively little  creatures. Mulvey shot the she bear  about a month ago at the foot of the  lake."  t'everal parties are now camped at the  foot of the lake and are spending their  time hunting and fishing.  George Henderson at the Hotel Slocan  has two pet bear cubs that were captured  Reconstruction of tlie Company on ti Larger  Scale in Ltiiiilon. .  The company which is reclaiming  land in the Upper River Valley is  generally known hereabouts as thc  Kootenay Reclamation Company. Its  real name is the Alberta and British  Columbia Exploration Company, Limited. It has recently been found that  more caoital was required for the  works in hand than was provided for.  The company has therefore been reconstructed in London. This was accomplished by winding up the old  company and forming a new one under  the same name with a larger shme  capital. It is satisfactory to note that  this operation has been brought to a  successful issue. All Ihe additional  capital required having been subscribed  by the original shareholders.  The stack at the Pilot Bay Smelter  will be blown in again on Monday  next.    .  ������������������' Mr. Mc Vicar, the new minister of the  Presbyterian Church, is expected in on  Tuesday next.  '' Sir Joseph Trutch, chairman of the  Hall Mines, Ld., is expected to be at  Nelson shortly. It is probable that  during his stay here the contract for  the tramway will be let and the site  for its lower terminus decided on.  By the new time table on the Nel: on  & Fort Sheppard railway, trains leave  Nelson for Spokane on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 8.12 a. m., and are  due in from Spokaneou Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5.25 p. m.  :Only one man turned up at the  meeting which was called on Wednesday evening last to get up a baseball  club. The way in which the sports  club was handled last year does not  seem 11 have encouraged the formation of another this year.  The Northwest Miuing Review says  that the U.S. Goverumeut will demand  a sampliug test of B. C. ore. passing  through Spokane, which will necessitate  the erection of assay aud sampling works  there. The same paper also says that 80  teams are on their way to haul ore from  Trail Creek to Northport.  We understand that Capt. Fitzstubbs  has succeeded in obtaining from the  government the sum of 81,0.0 to be expended on the streets of Nelson. Amongst  other things the Town Wharf wants look-  jug to; The guard rail is carried away  iu many places aud the bolts generally  want, attention. ���������'  A most ex: ellent book is being published by the Montreal Star on the  wild flowers of Canada. It tomes out  in weekly parts at the low price of  fifteen cents a week. There are coloured plates and a description of each  variety, which is useful alike to the  botanist and to the every day person  t.o whom a daisy has no other name.  Copies may be obtained at Turner  Bros.  No evidence could be stronger of the  increasing size and importance of a  district than the quantity of its mail  matter. When therefore we say that  "Jim" Gilker has had to establish" Postmaster Rndd in larger quarters it is a  sign that Nelson is going ahead. The  business of Gilker & Wells is also  growing and the corner where the  little .old post oflice used to be will soon  be-filled"with"stock'"that_coiiies"'rolling  in by almost every train.  A great deal has been written to ac  count for the fall in silver. The following from the Annual report of the Missionary Society of the Methodist Church,  skeins to settle the matter: ''Ainsworth  and Kaslo.���������This region; has suffered a  collapse in consequence of the fall in the  value of silver;.but a comfoitable parsonage has been built and parti: lly furnished.  Nelson and Slocan has i-hured in.the  general depression. It is noted that one  of the silver mines closes down on the  Lord's Day, which seems to imply that  the others keep on running. No wonder  there is depression."  Judging'by the sudden rush of advertisements tci our columns the coast-  people are apparently waking up to  the fact that Kootenay is worth cultivating. We have been pointing, this  out for some time and we are now  being rewarded for our pains. Not  the least important of these advertisements is that of the Cassell Gold Extracting Company.. We believe that  by its means many of the refractory  ores, traces of which have been discovered on Toad Mountain and down  the river, may be made to give very  profitable ret urns.  . Commencing on Monday, April 29th,  18-3,'freight for all points north will  leave Spokane.Mondays, Wednesdays  and .Fridays, arriving at Northport  and "points south on same days and arriving at Nelson on the following days.  Freight should be delivered at Spokane  depot on Saturdays, Tuesdays and  Thursdays. Columbia and Kootenay  Steam Navigation Company's steameis  connect at Northport for Nakusp,  Revelstoke and either Columbia River  points on ^Vednesdays and Saturdays,  and freight for said points should be  delivered at Spokane depot on Saturdays and Thursdays.  OUR    POSTAL   ARRANGEMENTS.  A correspondent signing himself ''Victoria" addresses the following letter to  the Colonist:  "To the Editor:���������Through the columns  of your influential paper I wish to state  a few facts of paramount importance to  the merchants of Victoria, and to those  who desire to promote provincial trade.  It has often been said that "trade follows  the flag," but a more important factor in  trade (which I think none will dispute)  is quick service by telegraph, telephone  and mails, and rapid transportation.  Our people generally regret aud wonder why the now famous Kootenay mining country is not in touch with them,  and that while the Trail Creek camp,  Silver King mine, Pilot Bay smelter and  the wonderful Kaslo-Slocau camp promise  immediate relief from the hard times to  thousands of men, those who live by the  sea are barred out. -  If you want to prove how distant the  scene of activity is from the Coast just  send a letter by our mails aud ask for an  immediate reply, aud you will discover  that you cannot get one for ten days, or  about the same time that you get a reply  from Toronto; yet the difference in distances isabout as one to six miles. Is  it any wonder that our merchants are not  in touch, and do not get any of the trade  that rightfully belongs to us; aud if wc  do uot look alive and insist upon better  mail facilities do we deserve anything  better than to be left to rust out our existence, with our shelves full of time-worn  goods?  Let the Board of Trade assert itself  and every influence be broughtto bear,  with the assistance of our representatives,  in having so.poteut a factor to an increase of our trade provided with the  least possible delay, otherwise the chan-_  nels must surely grow-more and more de*  lined against the possibility of turuing  them this way, when the trade will- be  lost to us forever."  NEWS OF THE PROVINCE.  ac-  A lad named William Bears was  cidently shot at Hope, B. C.  ' The resignation of Mr. James Mcintosh as police magistrate at Kamloops has been accepted.  The Kamloops Canning and Preserving Co. (Ltd.) has been incorporated  with a capital of $10,0.3 by Messrs.  H. Bostock,  R. E. Smith and J.  H.  Falconer. '���������'  Colonel Baker, owho is now in  Ottawa has with the Ti. C. members,  interviewed Sir MacKen/.ie Bowell  and the Hon Alessrs. Foster and Hag-  garland secured the promise that the  general subsidy to a railway through  the Crow's Nest Pass voted last year,  shall be transferred to the British Columbia Southern.  A French Canadian named Louis  Pomeslow has been murdered at Vancouver. The poor fellow was nearly  kicked to death in a street row last  winter, and since then has suffered  severely from heart desease. The City  Council was petitioned for a pass to  send him back to his friends in Quebec,  but refused. Recently he had received  $75 from Quebec to bring him home.  This money is supposed to the object  of the murder. The unfortunrte mans  body was discovered by his mate not  ?3 yards from the shack where they  lived, horribly mutilated and with the  head split open with an ax.  Filip Jacobsen, the correspondent at  Clayoquot of the Department of Agriculture, is in Victoria. He reports  that many settlers are going into that  district, and that climate and soil are  favorable to making a splendid agricultural success of that, part of the  island. There are fully 30,000 acres of  land adopled to farming, and though  some is timbered there is a large  amount of good grass land, the result  of forest fires burning off the timber.  The climate is delightfully mild, quite  equal to that of Victoria. The most  snow Mr. Jacobsen ever seen there is  six inches, and that only lay on the  ground for a day or two. A road to  Alberni, 05 miles away, is needed.  HUDSON'S RAY RAILWAY.  CANADIAN NEWS.  Sir Oliver Mowat will shortly leave  on a trip to Europe for benefit of bis  health.  The bay at Port Arthur is clear of  ice and the channel to Duhith is open.  Tho total cost of revising the list of  Dominion voters will be about $200,000.  A. F. Gault of Montreal has given  $1000 towards the erect ion of a Church  of England college in that city.  The Committee of the Winter Carnival at Ottawa has handed a surplus of  $1,100 to the City Council.  li. F. Meredith and James L. O'Brien  have be. tr'arrested at Montreal for  converting to thfir own use 1003shares.:  in the Bank of Commerce, which had  been left with them in trust by Mis.  Morris, a widow.  Toronto,���������The contract for building  the first twenty-five miles of what is  known as the "Hudson' Bay Raihvay"  was signed here on Saturday. The  parties to the contract are the Winnipeg and Great Northern Railway Co..  Hugh Sutherland president, and  Donald "Grant, of Faribault; Foley  Bros, and Mr. Guthrie being connected with him. Under the terms of  the contract the first 125 miles must  be completed in a year and the entire  _50 miles be ready for traffic before  January 1, 1S97. The contractors will  .fiirnish_aj.l the, labor and materials,  including the construction of bridges.  The total cost, of thc work will exceed  $3,000,000. The route of I he section of  the road under contract extends northwest from Winnipeg, crossing the  islands in the narrows of Lake Manitoba, the Saskatchewan river, and will  traverse a rich agricultural and timber  country. Private advices have been  received in the city to the effect that  the contract for the line has been  awarded to Messrs. Grant & Wolley,  railway contractors of St. Paul.  A TREMENDOUS LHrllT.  THE SAN FKANCISCO I10KK0H.  The coroners jury has returned a verdict of wilful murder against Theodore  Durant, the young man accused of  murdering and mutilatiug two girls in  the Emanuel Baptist Church.  The newspapers have never ceased  from their unprofessional attacks upon  the accused, and it would seem quite impossible to give him a fair trial in San  Francisco.  ENGLAND AND NICARAGUA.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sunday, May 5tb, 1895.  - Church of England Services at 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Holy. Communion  after morning service.  In  Chicago  the mails.are   now  from the postollice to the  Illinois  | tral depot by electrically propelled cars,  sent  Cen-  runniug over the roofs on a three-eights  inch steel cable carried by iron brackets  on posts. The little aluminium ears  carry seventy-five pounds -each. The  current is transmitted by a trolley running on a wire parallel to the cable.  The idea of nn electric light which,  fed by a current from a dynamo actuated  by a forty-horse power engine, aud.giving 7.000-candle power can have its illuminating power intensified 35,000 times, is  not easy to grasp. It means the production of a stream of light of about 250>  0JO,000-candle power, and it is no wonder that the announcement that such a  light is about to be used in this country  has beeii received with some incredulity  iu Europe. This is the efficiency" of the  light which will be shortly erected at  Fire Island for the illnminulion of. the  adjacent coast and the protection ot the  fleet of ships entering New York Harbor.  A remote suggestion of the power of this  lamp may be arrived'at by bearing in  mind that au ordinary oil lamp is about  thirty-eight or forty candle power, ami  then* tr\ing to' imagine the combined  beam of 3,000.001) lamps. The ordinary  electric s'reet light mav be'put down at  lOO-candle power, and 250.000 of these  would about represent the strength of  the Fire Isiaud light.  The most powerful oil lamp  yet  made  is supposed to sliipe out on a clear  night  for a distance ot thirty-five or forty miles,  but the _.e\v light will flash  its  welcome  rays to the coming European liners when  j they are 120 miles  away.   The Tight  re-  I volves rapidly and throws put  its  beams  i with the intensity aud speed of lightning.  i The motive power  which  actuates it  is  ! a  simple -clock-work  arrangement   con-  ! tainedin a box two feet square,  and  al-  i though the i evolving portion of the light  ! weighs fifteen tous, the  mechanism  con-  \ trolling it is so delicate that the p-essure  of two lingers will turn it.    The value  of  ��������� this marvelous lamp can only  be deter-  ; mined   by   practical   working,    but    it  ' promises to represent au immense  stride  ! in the science of coast lighthouse ilium-  linatiou.- . - _   .  There is no change in the situation.  Since our last issue Rear Admiral Stephenson has landed a party from the Royal  'Arthur at Corinto and taken possession  of the Customs House. The Nicaraguan  authorities met this by a clever move.  They declared Corinto' n closed port,  that is, that it was no longer a port of entry. There is another port 125 miles to  tlie south. It will be quite easy for the  British ships of which there are three on  the spot, to seize that and others. Meau-  wLile Nicaragua has practically promised  to pay, but wants the British ships withdrawn first. There is uo doubt whatever  that Nicaragua relied on help from tho  United States, which she had no right to  expect Probably by the time this is iu  print, the money will be paid aud the  episode will be at an end.  CHINA AND JAPAN.  The terms of peace have at last been  decided upon. Li Hung Chang has returned to Pekiu, and Count Ito, President  of the Japanese council of ministers and  Count Myojia, Japanese Envoy have  started for Cliee Foo to be ready to ratify the treaty of peace on the date fixed .  upon, the 8th May. This, would be all  veiy satisfactory, but unfortunately the  terms of peacedo not suit Russia. She has  declared that she will.not permit Japan  to take one inch of Chinese soil aud- that  she will prevent her by force from doing  so." Russia has called ou Germany and  France to stand by her in this affair," and.  they seem inclined to do so. Japan is  in a fix. Her army is in China and its  supplies arc*forwa.ded by sea h om Japan.  .Russia,.. France aud Germany have a  powerful fleet ready at any moment to  cut the lines of communication. Th.result  ot this would be that the Japanese army  would be left in au emeny's country without food or supplies of any-kind. It.  looks as if Japan would have to  give  in.  TIIK "WiLDK CASE.  The juryinthecasc of Oscar Wilde have  disagreed. A fresh jury will therefore  have to be summoned aud the. whole  matter goue over again. The details of  the case are too filthy for publication,  at the same time the daily papers give  lengthy reports, all except tbe St. James  Gazette which advertises itself as the  only paper in Londou that gives m> news  ofthe trial '''���������' THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY.. MAY 4,  1895.  THREE BLACK BAGS.  As I often say to my wife, when she  blames me for forgetting her little commissions, it's a queer thing, is the miud,  and great is tho force of habit.   I never  forget to do anything I'm in the habit of  doing, but as Tilly  usually attends to  the shopping herself I'm not in tho habit of calling at the butcher's or tho gro-  cor's   on  my way homo from business,  aud, thorefore���������well, thoroforc, I don't  oall throe times out of five that she tells  mo to.  Don't I catch it?   No, not  overmuch  anyhow.    For ono  thing,   wo haven't  been married very long, and Tilly agrees  that it's only roasonable I should have  timo to learn to bo more caroful, and for  another, if it  wasn't  for tho hold   a  habit has on  mo, I  doubt whothor we  should bo' married  yot, or  at least wo  shouldn't ho living in   our  own house,  with tho furniture all bought at a large  discount for cash.  I am a  clerk in the sorvice of a firm  cf colliery and quarry ownors at' Ling-  ton, and every Saturday morning I  go  out to Westerbery, a village some  30  miles off among tho  moors, to pay tho  quarrymen there thoir wages.  It's an awkward sort of journey.    I  have to start by the first train in.the  morning, which  leaves  Lington  at 6,  change at Drask, our junction with the  main line, leave the main line again at  Thurley, some ten miles farther south,  and do  tho rest of  the distance in tho  brake  van  of  a   mineral train.    Tho  money���������nearly ������1.0, mostly insilver���������  I always carry in a  little  leather bag,  one of those bags you see by scores eyery  day/which may contain anything from  a packet of sandwiches and a clean collar  to  a  dynamite bomb, and it's my  habit when in the train to put my bag  in the rack facing me.   I rarely keep it  on tho seat by my sido, and I.don't liko  to put it over my head.  If it has to go thore because the opposite rack is full, I am always uneasy  about it, fancying I shall forget it when  I get out. I novor have forgotten yet, but  one Saturday-in November, 1893,. I did  something which might have been  worse. I took thc wrong bag when I  left the train at Thurley.  It happened in this way. On tho Friday night I went out with Tilly to a  party, which broke up so late that I had  only just time to change my clothes and  get a sort of apology for broakfast before catching my tiain. Consequently I  slept all the way from Lington to Drask,  and at Drask I stumbled, only half  awake, into the first third class compartment I came to. o  Three of tho comer seats wero occupied, audi took the fourth, though thero  was no room on tho opposite rack for  my bag. I couldn 't put it on tho seat at  my side either, because the man in the  other corner had his legs up, and I  didn't care to disturb, him. I ought of  course to have kept it ou my knees, and  on' any other morning I daro say I  should have done so, but it was rather  heavy, aud I was very sleepy, so I just  slung it up over my head, settled.myself  down and dropped off again almost before the train was cloar of tho station.  I didn't wake nntil we stopped at  Thurley, and even then I fancy I should  have slept on if tho two men at the far  end of tho compartment had not wanted to got out.   .  "What station is this?" I asked, sitting up and drawing my legs from  across tho door to let thorn pass. "Ot-  terford, I suppose?"  "No, Thurley," said ono, and up I  jumpod in a hurry, took my bag, as I.  thought, from the rack opposite me, and  got down on to the platform just as the  guard whistled tho train away.  "You ran it a bit fine that time, mister," remarked the man who had saved  me from being carried past my destina-  "tibn"^''I~'"w onder~if" "that- bthor-chap  moant going on? He was as fast asleep  as you."  "Oh,, he's all right, "said his companion.    "He's bookod for London.   I  heard him say so when he got in. Good  -morning, governor."  '.'Goodmorning,"!replied, and then,  having thanked them for waking me, I  made for the siding, whero my niinoral  train was waiting for me.  ' .."You look tired this morning, Mr.  Corner," said the brakemau as soon as  we started on our somewhat slow and  weaiisomo journey.  "I look what I feel, Jim," said I.  "And I am as sleepy as au owl. I never  wont to bed last night. "  "Thun lie down and havo a sleep  now, sir, " suggested Jim. "Here's somo  sacks and a rug,to cover you. If tho  jolting don't wako you, you ruaybo suro  I won't."  The good natured fellow kopt his  word, and as I am ono of those happily  constituted individuals who can sloop  on or through anything I folt much refreshed when wo arrived at the quarries  after what Jim called "a roughish pas-  sago'? over the uneven surfaco of tho ! you've earned already, but aro you game  moorland line, which had .been laid sole-; *> h?-P moto cntoh tho man? Therms a  brown paper packages of silver and little canvas bags of gold, my eyes were  dazzled by a many colorod iridescence  which shono forth from the inside of that  bag as soon as I opened it.  "Diamonds, by Jingo!'.' I cried as I  started back amazed.  Tho bag foil over on its side, and half  a dozon loose stones rolled out upon tho  table, whero thoy lay sparkling gloriously in tho wintry sunshine.  As soon as I recovered my self possession I picked thm up and put them back  into tho bag, thu contonts of which I  then oxaminod as well as I could without exposing them to tho view of any  ono who might happen to look in at the  offico window, for, though I had no reason to suppose tho quarrymen woro not  honest, I. thought it best to keep my  discovery to myself.  Tho bag, I guessed, was probably the  property of a jowolor's travolor���������a traveler in a largo way of business, top,  thought I, as I peered into it in tho  /oast oxposed corner of the office and  found it almost full of what, little as I  know about precious stones, I folt were  valuable jewels.  But certainly travelers, in jowelry did  not usually pack, orrath'iromit to pack,  their samples iu such an utterly careless f_shiou? Rings, brooches, bracelets,  loose stones, .at least one necklace, a  gold watch and chain, some bank notes  and a considerable sum of sovereigns  were all mixed up togethor in a chaotic  confusion which seemed at least inconsistent with business habits.  I began to doubt whether it was even  consistent with honest possession of, at  all events, the contents of the bag on  the part of my late follow passenger���������  the man who was booked for London,  and who, had been asleep wheu I left  the train at Thurley.  No doubt he was awake and also  aware of his loss by this time. What a  state of mind he must be in too! But  just as I wa_ trying to realize his stato  of mind a murmur of gruff voicos and a  shuffling of heavy feet in the yard outside reminded me that it was time to  pay the meu.  What had I better do? I wondered.  Borrow what I needed from the notes  and gold in the bag that was not mino  or put the men off with fair words till  Monday? They were a rough lot, though,  and if I adopted the hitter alternative  there would probably bo something very  like a riot. It would bo wiser, I thought,  to pay them if I conld get enough  change to do it.  Hurriedly summoning the foreman  and telling him that a mistake had been  made in supplying mo with money, I  went down into the village and aftor  some trouble succeeded in collecting  enough silver and copper to sorvo my.  purpose  Then, with that precious bag ont of  sight between my feet, I paid tho men,  who were already grumbling at the delay, at the same timo doing my best to  rally them into better humor, for I felt  absurdly nervous and was ready to  credit the honest fellows with a capacity for crimes which were no doubt  quite beyond the compass even of their  imaginations. " ������  As soon as I had finished my task I  returned, per mineral train, to Thurley, and there I broke my journey. Ou  calmly reviewing all the circumstances  of the case in tho seclusion of the brake  van, I had decided that tho police, rather than the railway authorities, ought  to be tho first informed of my mistako,  and the inspector to whom _ told my  story agreed with me.  "I am very glad you came straight to  me," said he, turning the contents of  the bag out on the desk. "If you can  hold your tongue for a week or two, it's  just possible we may catch tho gentleman who put this nice little lot together. "  "You  think they have been stolen,  then?' '"I-asked; '������������������=���������'"'*���������'���������"������������������'��������� ���������   "Think!" he repeated, smiling at my  simplicity" i'l know, my boy. And'  whon and where, too, though unfortunately not by whom. Run your eye  over this.''  "This" was a list of jewels and other  valuables missing from"Erliugthorpe,  Lord Yerbury's place, near Drislingden,  where, the inspector said, a well planned robbery had been carried out on the  Thursday evening.  "Yousoomcd to havo nailed a lot;"  ho wont on, "but we may as well go  through tho articles seriatim."-..  We did so" aud found there was nothing missing except the inonoy I had  taken to pay tho men.  "Our unknown friend hasn't even,  paid his traveling expenses out of tho  looso cash," commented tlio iuspoctor,  aud then ho suddoniy changed his tone.  "Now, look hore,������young man," ho  went on, eying mo keenly, "I'm not in  charge of this case���������yet���������but if you'll  do as I tell you I hope I may bo in the  course of a few days. There's a tidy reward offered for tho recovery of tho  property, as you  see.   That, I take it,'  ly to serve the needs of our quarries and  some neighboring iron mines.  After I hiid had awash and done full  jrv-ttce to a second breakfast at tho Miners' Arms, I folt ready to face my morning's work of making up the men's pay  sheets.  While I was doing that the bag,  which I fondly imagine to be mine, lay '  on  tho  table before  me, nor did any  doubt as to its identity trouble me until'  J, had finished my calculations aud was |  ready to embody tho results of them in-  sundry little heaps of gold and silver,    j  Then, as I felt in my pocket for my  keys, my memory began to entertain a  vaguo suspicion that that bag was somehow unfamiliar to it. I am by no means  an observent man, and as I couldn't  havo set down categorically- tho characteristics, which distinguished my.bag  from others of like make and shape I  felt rather than thought that the one in  front of me did not possess those characteristics.  However, my key fitted tho lock, and  as I turned it my suspicions vanished,  but only to be repht.-d a.moment later  by an astounding certainty.  Instead of resting upon the familiar  further reward for nabbing him, which,  of course,. I can't touch���������officially���������  and don't particularly want. My aim  is.promotion.    Do you understand?"  "I think so," said I, "and am willing to help you all I can."  . "Good," said the inspector, resuming his jocular manner. "Could you  identify your fellow sleeper, do you  __ink?"������"   . 'J  "I'm afraid not," Ireplied.   "He had  a beard, I know"���������.  "Which was very likely false, "interrupted he, "but never mind.    What  . we want to do is to get our  friend to  I claim the property either in person or  i by deputy.    Tie's sure to be a bit.back-  ['���������'.if "���������_������.iu coming forward, but he won't  | like to give up all that for the little bit  ' of ready money there was in your  bag,  and if we have  patienco we may draw  him."   -  |     "Well,what do you want me to do?"  j I asked.  i     "Nothing,"hereplied,"just literally  nothing.  Go home.  Keep a still tongue  in your  head  and  a sharp' eye on the  agony columns of  the Londou   papers  i and wait till you hear from me,   I'll  NELSON  LOTS  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat' of Government oj  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP .DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prioo������. -laps, etc., to _  FRANK FLETCHER  L'"-'! Commissioner!.. & K. Ry. Co., NELSON*, B.C  take charge of these articles and give  you a receipt for them, but don't bo surprised if you see them still advertised  as missing."  A few days later the inspector sot his  trap. It took tho shape of an advertisement which appeared in the���������but no,  perhaps I had bettor not give tho name  of. the paper; according to Inspector  Bland, it is tho favorito journal of .the  criminal classes���������begging the gentlo-  man with whom "G. C." inadvertently  exchanged bags to communicate with  G. C. at the address he would find in G.  C. 's pock. .book.  Personally I didn't think our fish  would be foolish enough to rise to this  bait, but my friend, the inspector, was  more hopeful.  "Luckily for us, Mr..Corner," said  he, when I took advantage of my next  visit to the quarries to call upon him,  "there's always a sort of warp or twist  in the mind of the habitual criminal  which prevents him from believing in  the honesty of other folks. Now, not a  soul but yon and I and the chief constable knows those jewels are as good as  back on Lady Yerbury's dressing table,  or wherever else she's in the habit of  leaving 'em lying about. Therefore the  hue and cry after them's not likely to  die away yet awhilo, and there'll bo a  genuine ring about it which should persuade our unknown friend that you've  got 'em and mean to convert 'em to  your own use, as we say in the profession, but, being an amateur, don't know  how to go about turning 'em into moro  cash than tho reward comes to, and  that, consequently, you are anxious to  come to terms with him.  See?"  I saw, but I was not ^convinced.  Events, however, proved that the inspector was right. For a month Lady  Yerbury's diamonds were sought in  vain, and for a month "G. C." continued to appeal to his late fellow traveler  also iu vain, but at the end of that time  his patience was rewarded by the appearance of an advertisement, tolling him  if he really meant business to write to  "B. H. " at a given address.  The letter I wrote at the dictation of  Inspector Bland was more cautious  than incriminating, but as it produced  a reply which tho iuspoctor deemed satisfactory it was followed by othors less  carefully-worded, until I stood pledged  to personally deliver, for a consideration of ������2,0CO,the stolen jewels to ono  Benjamin Hurst, whom I was to meet  at a public house in Chillihghum.  Now, I don't pretend to be braver than  the average man of peaceful and sedentary habits, and when I saw what sort  of a houso tho Spotted Dog was I began  to wish I had refused to have anything  to do with Inspector Bland's scheme,  The little company of disroputablo  looking loafers hanging about tho bar  eyed me curiously ' as I entered and  asked tbe landlord if Mr. Hurst was  in.  -^���������^Mary,--show���������tho���������gentleman-Mr.-  Hurst's room," said the landlord.' ,  I found Mr. Hurst a decidedly surly  rascal. He began by grumbling at tho  hardness of the bargain I was driving  with him and swearing at his luck generally. Then, being perhaps emboldened  by the conciliatory manner I thought it  prudent to adopt, ho tried to mako better terms, offering ' me first ������500 less,  and finally insisting that he ought at  least to bo allowed to deduct from my  ������3,000 the sum I had used to pay the  men." * .'  Inspector Bland had allowed mo a  quarter of "an hour for negotiations. At  tho end of that timo ho proposed to make  a raid upon the house.  "And mind,'' ho had said in his jocular way, "we don't find tho property  still in your hands, Mr. Corner. It  would be a pretty kettlo of fish if wo  had to prosecute you for unlawful possession, wouldn't it?"  In accordance with these instructions,  I .haggled with Mr. Hurst a little while  and then allowed him to have his way,  whereupon lie, having satisfied himself  that the bag which I restored to him  still ..contained "his-spoils, handed mo  ������1,900 in "what afterward turned out to  be very creditable imitations of Ban!,  of England notes.    " ���������.  "I supposo you don't want no receipt?" he'growled.      *"''  "No, thank you," I said; "I think  we may mutually dispenso with that  formality. Good morning."  . I turned to leave the room as I spoke,  but before I could unlock the. door it  was burst open from the outside, not,  unfortunately for me, by the police, but  by the man whom the landlord had called Bill, a po'werful ruffian, who promptly knocked mo down and knelt upon my  chest.  "Quick, Ben, get out of this,".ho  cried. "It's a plant. No.no. The window, you fool," he added as Mr. Hurst,  bag in hand, made for tho door. "Tho  police aro in the bar already.."  As Mr. Hurst opened tho window ho  cursed mo with much volubility and  bitterness, and as soon as he was outsido  on the leads he did worse.  I am not at all sorry that Mr. Hurst  fired at me, as Inspector Bland saye it  was much easier to convict him of attempted murder than to provo ho actually stole those jewels, and the inspector  .oubts, too, whether ho would have got  15 years if merely charged with receiving them. But I do wish he hadn't hit  me.  Howevor, oven tho pain my wound  Btill gives me is not without its compensation. It prevents me from feeling  any twinges of conscience when I reflect  that my furniture cost Mr. Hurst his  liberty, for Lord Yerbury took it for  granted thai ho was the thief and paid  me the extra reward he had offered for  his apprehension.  Inspector Bland won the promotion  ho coveted and is now stationed at Lington. His wedding present was characteristic. It was a black bag, with my  initials on either side in white letters  about 6 inches long.���������All the Year  Round.  c  ANADIAN     *  PACIFIC  RAILWAY  The Cheapest and Most Direct Route,  From NELSON, EASL0 and all Kootenaj  Points  To the Pacific Coast and to the East.  TKAl.VS  TO   AND   FROM  *.'_.������'<������   MAIL t.  Direct Connection at Robson every  o  -iitunlny   KvenlnKi  With Steamer.for Wig-Wain Landing whore  connection is made with. Canadian Pacilic  Eist bound and Westbound through trains.  TiiKouun Tickets Issued.  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Illxoii. 4*<:ii. AkciiI, SUMkuue, Wtifcli.  F. I. Wliltnvy.ti. A _������������������_'. A., St. I'aul. Minn.  V. T. AMmiII, TriiTllnit Freight A Ptixsi-n.  ir<-r Agent, -itiikane. Wank.  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson <fc Fort  Sheppard R'y.  to  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spokane  and Northport.  Tri-"Weekly Between Northport, and Nelson.  Leave 8.12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. ni.  "Stand clear,. Bill," he cried, and  his friend obeyed him. I scrambled tp  my feet, but immediately dropped  again, with a bullet from Mr. Hurst's  revolver in my shoulder.  | . Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  ! Monday, "Wednesday and Feidat, return-  ! ing leave Spokane Tuesdays. Thursdays  : and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  I close connection by S.S. Nelson with ail  Kootenav Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and*Bound-  i ary Creek, connectalMarcus with stage on  '��������� Mondays,  Wednesdays, Thursdays   aud  : Fridays.  |    Passengers for Trail Creek mines -con-  Furs. Hides, Pelts,  Goods bought riffit ont; no commission charged.  Fair selection; immediate returns. \  Shipping1 tags furnished free upon?  xt .nest. '_��������� ^  "There is HO DUTY on Furs or any ���������%  other goods we handle. ,.(  {SB-Write for Circular giving Ship- *���������-'  ping Directions Mid IiATSIT MAX*  MT FBXCBB.  Jas. McMillan & Co.  MAIN HOUSE: {  Incorporated.  200-212 First Avenue North,  HELENA, MONT.  fir. CmU t bun-- IU.  branches:  CHICAGO, ILL.       VICTORIA, B.C.        WINNIPEG, MAN.  128 Bichigan St St Un.'"! St. 1*. friocMI 8t.  Williams ������ Dawson  UND SUEVEYOBS & CIYIL ENGINEERS  510 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B. O.  SYDNEY WILLIAMS,. P. L. 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ST., VAX-OX*.EK, B- <!.  123  Robert Ward ������ Go., Ld.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS, IMPORTERS,  SHIPPING AND INSURANCE AGENTS  -  I MANAGERS BRITISH COLUMBIA CORPORATION, Ld.  MORTGAGES,  DEBENTURES, TRUSTS,  Etc.  j. I uect at 2*ottbpo-t"*rith stage Daily.  Messm. J. _W. Stuart's Patent Double Knotted Setting, Twine. Etc.   -lessr-. Cutta *  Harvey'. SportlBE and Bla-tins Powder. 121 THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1895.  %\xt JJiita*.  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 five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  ��������� sertedal the rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of tj cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for 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.  ADDH-SS  The Miner Printing & PueLisi-tiNGCo  why the whole world should 30 thirsty  because a few people take too much.  And they, won't do it.' But people are  long suffering. They let legislators  pass laws and then they send round to  the back door instead of--going imo  the front.  NELSON.   B.C.  Prohibition is not the cure for drunkenness. There is only one way to cure  it. Treat a drunkard as lunatics ure  treated. Send him to a special asylum  where the various cures can be tried on  him and keep him there till they kill  him or cure him. Or perhaps a chenper  way would be to send him to an island  somewhere, where free drinks were to  be had for the asking. That would  soon settle the matter. In Ihe Channel Islands any kind of drink can be  got for a penny (two cents)aglass, and  a good half pint glass ut that. Drunks  don't survive ib long,  IGNORANCE  OR   WORSE.  It is a good thing for the United  States that the Statesmen who manage  its foreign relations are not made of  the same kind of stuff 11s the editors of  some of its journals, particularly those  of the San Francisco Examiner and  the Seattle P. I. If they were the  great American Republic would be  constantly at war with one or more of  the-European powers. But perhaps  if these western knights of tho pen  were to find themselves in a responsible position they would give up their  pastime of tail twisting and act like  reasonable men. As it is we suspect  that they write not what they think,  but what they suppose their readers  like. So much for the influence of the  press in the United States. In this  matter of Nicaragua and Great Britain  these gentlemen have made a display  of themselves which shows them to be  either completely ignorant of-their  subject or else willing to prostitute  their pens to the lowest whims of their  readers,- in either case proving them  unlit for their positions.  The history of this affair is very  simple and shows that Great Britain  has only acted as any other nation  would under similar circumstances,.or  as a great business house does when its  debtors do not keep their engagements.  For many years Great Britain was  continually applied to by South American republics for loans, which-she  granted on various securities and on  thejiinderstanding that a recognizable  government was maintained and her  consular ' rights were respected. In  1880 Nicaragua obtained a loan of  ������2S-,000 from London on the security  of the customs and a mortgage on W.i  miles of railway controlled by the  state. And of course with the further  understanding that Nicaragua should  act like a civilized state in the inaiiite-.  nance of international relations. This  latter she failed to do when she expelled the British Consul, and it is simply  to insist on the terms of the agi cement  being kept to that li. M. S. Royal  Aithurhas gone to the scene of the  trouble. There is not a state south of  the United States that does not owe  considerable sums of money to Great  Britain, and she would be foolish to  lend it if she were not strong enough  to insist on the terms of the loan being  "acYherecrto. And having t hat strength  she would be still more foolish if she  allowed herself to be bull-dosed.into  not using it. If Hawaii or Monaco or  any other "two bit" state owed Unclk  Sam a lot of money would he quietly  sit down and chew his quid while the  debtors made ducks and drakes of bis  money and went away and laughed at  him.' Not much. That is not the way-  he, does business. The talk therefore  about bullying falls to the ground and  we regret that responsible journals  such as those we have mentioned  should have been a party to it.  In this same connection it maybe  well to remember that United States  men of war have themselves bombarded Greytown, the capital of Nieargua  not so many years ago.  The latest charity fad is for a committee of ladies to take over -ult the  duties of a newspaper office and to  issue a "Womans Edition." This is  to be done in Victoria on the 27th and  28th of this month when the two  dailies will be written, edited and  published entirely by women. Then-  are wicked jokists who assert that  there is too much of the grandmother  about the Colonist now. We con-  gnil ulate our fellow journalists on the  "day off" they will get.  Lord Aberdeen commented on pnlili.nl  matters, which as Governor-General,  he had no. right to do, and not only  that but his comments were on certain  actions of Professor Goldwin Sinilh.  His Excellency could not have struck  a worse patch" Mr. Smith is not only  tin exceedingly able man, but he is also  a master of satire and he has given  the governor a good dressing down.  The French people are coming out  strong as mining investors and, having bought all they want in South  Africa are turning their attention to  New Zealand. In that fair country of  the Southern Pacific, there are enormous deposits of iron sand containing  gold which has hitherto defied nil  efforts at its extraction. A young  Frenchman has hit upon the idea of  trying magnetism to seperate the two  metals, ignorant probably that the  same idea has been hit upon several  times before and has hit back very  hard indeed, completely ruining the  folk who have tried it.  A motion has been tabled before the  House of Commons at Ottawa to abolish the present Dominion' Franchise  and to hold future elections on ��������� the  provincial lists. This seems reasonable, but the franchises of the provinces are unfortunately not all on  the same basis, so that the anomaly  would exist of a man having a right  t.o vote in one province who had no  right to do so in another. But it is  much to be hoped that the new scheme  can be made to work as it will save a  very great deal of money. The revision of the lists just "made cost $200,000.  Mr. A. R. Colqtihoun, a famous traveller, has started oh a visit to Central  America. On his journey he will not  only represent the London Times, but  also certain capitalists of Europe.  There is little doubt that his object is  to secure British interests in the Nica-  ragnan Canal, possibly, as lie is an  engineer of high standing, to inspect  its route with a view to its entire construction by the aforementioned capitalists. To us in British Columbia  this is a question of the- first importance. If the canal is built by  Americans, with American money, it is  possible to conceive that some preference might be given to American trade.  But if British money is used, Britishers  can make their own terms and secure  at-least equality for all nations.  Our Trail Creek correspondent's letter  this week is a specially interesting one.  It contains news of new finds of very  great value and of transfers of mining  property, which are a sure sign that a  Held is alive. The ledges which are  reported from the Maid of Erin and  the Robert E. Lee and from the Coin-'  mander are both of them of great size  and comparatively low grade. We,  say comparatively because although'  they are lower than many in British  Columbia they are very much higher,  than those in many of the licnesr  mines in the world, for instance the  Treadwell in Alaska and the Waihi in  New Zealand. This is the kind of ledge  which mining men like to come across.  KODAK   AGENTS.  Amateur Work Developed.  riHtloiinipliic Suu<lr>- -iipiilleil.  FLEMING    BROTHERS  61 t'ovcriiiiient Street, Victoria.       98  NOTICE.  THK partnership heretofore existing between Armit & Rashdall at New Denver.  B. C��������� has this day been dissolved by mutual  agreement. L. Nai-iku Armit.  ClIAItl.KS S. llASIIDAIJ-  Wltncss: G. Hkuuki't Rabiidau,.  All accounts owing by and debts due to the  late linn to be sent to Charles S. Husliilal at  New Denver.  Dated April 1st. 1893. (11')  Whilst the trumpery little affair has  been going oh in Nicaragua over a  beggarly sum of ������15,000, an affair of  very much more serious importance  has occurred in Afiica. Mr. Cecil  Rhodes, who is said to be the "strongest" man alive today, in pushing our  empire northward in equatorial Africa  has met the French going southward  from Upper Egypt. To their remonstrances he practically told them, in  the language of the country, "to go to  h .   He was there  first and  meant  to stop, there." - This,, abrupt style  somewhat shook up the old fashioned  diplomatists of both countries, who,  if the matter had been left to them,  would have correspondedabout it in the  politest language for months. But  there .was absolutely nothing to be  done and Mr. Rhodes was left master  ofthe situation. Mr. Hatiotau.., the  French Minister of Foreign Affairs,  happens to be an Anglophnbist, but  even he had to take backwater and  recall his expedition. Mr. Rhodes, if  he lives, will make an African Empire  stretching from Cape Town to Alexandria.  Another piece of news is that a  Miner's Union is being formed in Rossland and that Mr. David B. Bogle has  resigned his commission as Justice of  the Peace in order to become, it is alleged, the secretary of the new society.  Nothing but good can come of such an  Union if it is used in the direction pointed out.some t ime ago in ourcolumns by  Mr. R. B. Kerr. The reason which  prompts Mr. Bogle lo resign, his J.  P.ship in Older to to assume the secretaryship is not apparent unless he inr  tends his future course of action to' be  incompatible with that of a Just ice. of.  the Peace. A man who has no othei  than honest intentions need not resign  his commission as Justice of the Peace  to carry out any duties. Throwing off  that mark of distinction looks on the-  face of it as if he was preparing for  something���������worse. If, however, Mr.  Bogle malies as bad^a secretary as he  did a J. P., God help the Union. .      '���������  OPRING  O MILLINERY  Mrs. McLaughlin has just.received a stock of Fine .  Millinery.  International  Commission Co.  Iniiiort.r-i nnd Wholesale  Denier* lu  POULTRY,  VEGETABLES,  FEED,  FRUIT and  GENERAL PRODUCE.  Sole ..Rent* fur Kootenay for Ihe Celebrated Imperial Kuby Bird*, "ye  Twist Tobiieco.  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-  0   , ing to your mine.    Correspondence solicited.  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld,  VIOTOBIA,   -B_   G. m  .      . CARIBOO.  Many of. our readers "are old time  Cariboo men, and others are of that  shifting class,of miners who are here  today and gone tomorrow. They may  turn up anywhere, in Alaska, Cariboo,  Kooteuay or Mexico. Apprehending  therefore that great interest is taken  in the fresh-development of that historic field, we have made arrangements  with a gentleman of experience who  left Vancouver a week ago for-Cariboo  to write us a series of articles from  that district. As the oldest paper of  its kind in British Columbia we are  proud to say that Tin* Miner is coming to be" recognized in other places  besides Kootenay as lhe authority on  all mining news of the province, and  for the sake of this class of our readers  we are glad to be in a position to give  tbem reliable news from the north.  NOTES AND C0_DIENTS.  The report of the Prohibition Commission that has been sitting in Ottawa has just been presented to parlui-  meut. It took four pages to carry it.  It might have been written on four  pages or less. In fact the one word  ���������Bosh'is all that was necessary in reporting on a proposal to institute prohibition.   There is do earthly reason  The planet Mars has been the subject of a gieat deal of interest for some  years past. An Italian astronomer,  Scbiaparelli, started it with an alleged  discovery of canals 011 the planet.  Then four years ago it was stated , by  people who.ought.lo have known better  that Mars was signalling to the Earth.  About this time the newspaper mail  chipped in and wrote about Mars as  familiarly'as he would about the latest  police court case or a new bill before  parliament. An attempt is now being  made to set up seasons on the planet  and it is gravely asserted that signs of  spring are seen. We shall hear next  of the fashions in hats affected by the  spring giil in Mars, Unfortunately  for all these theorists, cold Science declares that there is no atmosphere at  all in Mars and that it is a dried up,  deifd world just like the moon.  In a leading article today we. defend  our country against the. charges of  bullying brought against it by some  cock-a-hoop journals in the United  States. But at the same time we have  a very serious charge to bring against  the Imperial government on our own  account. England is perfectly, ready,  and rightly.so, to send a fleet to protect her citizens money when lent to  a foreign power, but how about the  unfortunate sealers of British Columbia. The-United States owes them  .._2o,C3_. Now then John Bull what  are yon going to do about that .  OAK POOR Allim: TIIK  MISER  wrri-1*.  - 113  BANK OF  (Incorporated by Royal Ch.-rtcr, 1862.)  ���������_iriTAl (pulrt U|������>, ������000,00������    ���������    $2,920,-19  (With power to ncrcabe.  RK-KRVK FluMI, * 60,0011     .    .     1,365,__.<<  _sr__.__.so_sr _3_=.____src_=_:-  Corner of Bilker and Stanley streets  BEANCHBS .  Canada���������Victoria, Vancouver, New Westminster, Nanaimo and Kamloops. -  United. States���������Sun Francisco, Portland;  Tact ma. and Seattle. .    _ ..   ^ELSOIN", IB. C.  (52)     .IIILIIiJ- EllltMCH, *Hana_er.  MINERS  HOTELKEEPERS and  ALL OTHERS.  WTIV SEND your money out of the  TV JCX X country for provisions when  you can do .is well in tlie province. Youmake  your money in British Columbia and it is your  DUTY lo leave part of it here rather than to send  it away. We are well aware that you are cut  off from the coast just now, but we want you  to study the -ollowing price list and to send us  your orders as soon as communications with us  arc open. We guarantee all goods of the finest  quality and defy all competition.  -PIE-HOE   LIST.  Freight Rate to Kelson  pur iooll)S.  BAKING POWDER.  Dr. Price's, 12 oz. tins per doz go 00  Dr. Price's, 2. tti tin, each..  Dr. Price's, 1 lb tin, each...  Hoyal, 12 oz. tins, per doz. ���������  Cook's Choice, 2} lb tin, each     _5  Cook's Choice, _ lb tins, each..     .. 100  Diamond, 1 lb tin, per doz  3 00  Eagle (very good quality) 1 lb tins  perdo���������  _2i  CEREALS.  Rolled oats, National Mills, 901b sack 3 85  "    ,   25 sack  110  -1        Superior, 90 lb sack 3 75  '-������'      - National Mills, 7 lb sack    35  Oatmeal, 10 lb sack     ib  per lOOlbs  i 00  Corn meal, 10 lb sacks     35,  CHEESE.  Best Ontario (by the drum) per Ib..   lo_ *i  N. W. 'I', cheese, per lb 13. to lu I  Limburgcr, 2 IL each       45 j"  Swiss, per lb     40)  Currants, per lb (C)       (i.  Cocoa, Fry's ' lb package   o."     Bulk, per lb...  "     Van lioutcn's,  ST_A.TIQ2-T_ED_R"_Z-  TURNER  _ET-A___*TO~2"  GOODS  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  z 85 00*,  ..'.'.'-... 110    200  ........ 5001  l     I������V  $1.70  Is now able to supply the town and"district with  a first-class quality of'Draught and Botxle  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON,  England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Canadian Bank of Commerce and  branches; Merchants' Bank of Canada anabranches; Imperial Bank of Canada and  branches; Motion's Bank and branches;  Bank Nova Scotia  UNITED STATES���������Agents Canadian Bank Of-  Commerce, Now YorK  ..     Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago.  Traders' National Bank, Spokane,  AVINGS' DEPARTMENT-  Dei*osits received at ������l-and upwards, and  interest allowed (present rate) at 3 per cent.  per annum. ,,  GRANGE V. HOLT,  Nelson, July 17,1893. Agent."-  s  No one can deny the excellence of  our Nelson climate. No sooner is our  mild and gentle winter over than there  comes a hurried overhauling of awnings to protect us from the sun. The  Bank of Montreal is erecting a veranda in imitation of the Australian style  where every house has one. lt would  be an excellent thing if every business  place in town would put one up to  keep oil the snow in winter and the  sun in summer.  A correspondent . from -Victoria''  writes us that there is a distinct move  there in mining matters, and several  persons who are able to interest foreign capital have left for the east or  for England to do so. Mr. J. H.  Brownlee. is coming to Kootenay  whence he goes to Winnipeg and Montreal. Our correspondent adds a very  pertinent remark; he says "It is terribly hard to get sis much interest  taken in lhe mines which are in Kootenay as in' those which may .be in  Cariboo." There is some talk in Victoria of the formation of a Stock Exchange. .  His Excellency the Governor-General  has got himself "into a little difficulty  in .onsquence of a preface which he  has just written to a recently published life of Sir John Thompson.   In this  TABLE  Sho Wilis llie Bales ami Plan's <>. CourtH o.  or Assl/.*', Xlsl Priiii, Oyer anil Terminer, anil tt.nrrsil I'aol Bcllv.ry for llie  Tear 1S!������.������.  fl.18  91.52  $1.70  ckagc     10*1  ���������-���������.iibV.v.v:::: '&}������������  . _ lb     50j  Coal oil (best American) per case...  Canned Peas, per doz   "      Corn,     "          Beans,  "         "      Tomatoes, per doz   "      Apricots (California) doz...  "      Peaches  and Pears   (California) doz   Corned Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz   Roust Beef, 2 lb tins, perdoz   Coffee, Turkish, 10 lb tins, per lb...  ". "        21b tins, each ... .'  "      Royal Java, 25 lb tins, per lb  Evaporated Apples, per lb   ���������      50 lb-box  350  1101  110  115  125  2 75  2 75.  2 90  2 90  35  75  20  m  -11���������  12.  " Apricots and Peaches.  " Apricots and Peaches,  25 lbs or over  11.  Sugar, Granulated, per lb  li  Sugar, Yellow, per lb  4 j  Syrup, 5 gallon keg \  2 25-,  "     1 gallon tin  00 \   100J  "     Maple, 1 gallon   Soap, Electric, 50 lb box..  "     Yellow    "     French Castile 2. lb bar   Raisins, "Vulcncias, per lb    "      Sultanas, per lb........'..:.  Rice, China, pur mat ���������   "     Japan, per sack; :.'  MISCELLANEOUS.  Pickles, 1 gal. keg! .-   ������gal. keg....   Candles. U oz., 20 lb box   T. & B. Tobacco. 3 plugs for   P. of W.'clicwing, per lb   Macaroni and Vermiccll, per box..  Washing Sofia, 1001b. sack....   Jams and Jellies, 7 lb pails. ���������   '��������� "   -   5 lb pails   Marmalade, 5 I b pail   Salt, line English, 50 lb sack   Salt, coarse, 100 lb sack   Meats at regular market price.  2 50  200  50   '  7  11  190  2 10,.  80  2 25  250 '  05  57  85  125  ,- "OS  5?}  i a'  (x>  $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  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Earrel.  OKICt'KS CMS iu: I.Kt-1' IT H IN Kirs ii������.ki:ui.  .11.411   OJtllt'Jt''   I'KO.III-TM   -tTTi:.\t>i:i>   TO.  B. EIESTERER, Prop.  93  ���������j-remaine Steam Stamp JJft  THE LATEST, PBACTICAL MINING  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED   ,-'    (Hlyliesl AMiint.nt World'* Fair 1'lilciigo.)  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of mitiinif  thronsh Six Tons per dien*. The entiie plant consists of Boiler, Steam Pump  and Copper Tables. Weight. 2,800 pounds. Itis built in sections which can be  taken apart and easily transported by pack animals. These Mills can. be erected  and placed iu ruuuing order at from S2.000 to 82,500, according to locality. Full  particulars from  M.  S.  DAVYS, SOLE AGENT  _STEI_SO_Sr,   33.   C-  Among 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 Tremaink Steam Stamp Mill in the Mining Bnilding. It was a positive  novelty to tbe great majority of mining men. It commanded attention by "reason  of its'simplicity and evident practibility. Experienced mining engineers'were  astonished to learn that such a macbitie had beeu in successful operation for over  two years in the extreme north-western part of the United States. (9)  NOTICE.  Nanaimo   New  Westminster  Vancouver   Clinton   Victoria !   Kamloops -. .*.  Vernon  -  'Donald   "Nelson   SPRING ASSIZES.  .Tuesday.  Tuesday   .Tuesday"... ..  .Monday '  .Tuesday   .Monday   Monday   . Friday  11th J line  .. Wednesday.... 19th June  ....7th May  ...UtlrMay  ....aist-May  ....27th May  :..28th May   3rd June  10th June  FALL ASSIZES.   Thursday;2Gth September   Monday.. .30th September   Monday 7lh October  ..;.. .Monday 14th October   Friday llth October  N'ew Westminster...Wednesday.0thNovember  Vancouver Monday...llth November  Victoria: Tuesday.. -19th November  Nanaimo Tuesdaj-. ..2_th November  'Special Assize. .117  Clinton���������  Hichtield..  Kamloops.  Vernon ...  Lytton���������  THE MINER <-an be obtained from  the following agents : -  Victoria, The Province Publishing Co.  Vancouver:, The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver.  _*ew Denver, Messrs. Armit & RashdalL  Rossland, Keefer & Hall.  P-xot Bat, Gilker & "Wells.  Kaslo, Kennedy & Porter.  Kelson, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley  and the  MINEB PEmTIHG & PUB. CO., Ltd.  We handle everything in the grocery and pro  vision line. If there is anything you want not  on. this list write for quotation. Ti*as from  llie. per lb.   Samples sent free on application.  TKKM- :   Cash with Oriler.  Reference���������Hank or British Columbia.  18  s. gintzburger, prop.  Vancouver.  Cordova Stiiket,  P. O. Box 5<J0.  N. li.���������Where not otherwise specified prices  are the same whether you buy the unmroken*  r.iCKACi-or n\* the pound, by thc dozen or by  a single piece. 81  CHARLES S. RASHDALk  Mining Broker.  Conveyancing,   Notary Public  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existinjirMining location.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  "XJOTICK is hereby given that the umlor-  _[M mentioned respective amounts will be  paid as bounty for the head of every.pniillier.  or woif coyote killed in u settled district of uhe  Province on the certilicate of a Ju-tice of the  Peace thatMieli animal was killed in a settlement, and thai the head was produced to and  destroyed by him. namely:���������  For each panther, seven dollars  and  Hit}  CT*oreach!wolf. two dollars (82.00).     -  For each coyot e. one dollar ($1.00).  By Coiiimand.  JAMKS BAKEIt,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  (2(j) '-'-"d August,  1SS1.  Qich's Corner  VANCOUVER, B. O.  Buxton & Rodney  J. H. BROWNLEE  -     MINING BROKER. -  so     - ___ -        ���������yirTTnr' b. c.  AROHER MARTIN,  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  K. I'OVKKVM.AT hTKKKT.  over Bank of Montreal.  VICTORIA, B. C.        CANADA.  ��������� ; 87  NOTICE.  o  "VT"OTICE is hereby given that thirty days  _l\ afterdate I. the undersigned, intend to  apply to-the Stipendiary Magistrate to sell  wines and liquors by retail at my hotel to be  called The Seven Sisters; situate on the road  from K'6-sla.iid to Northport.  ..HERMAN L. A. KELLER.  Rossland, 1$. C,  March 0th, 1905.   - ���������=,     .  ���������WHOLE-Al.K AND ]'.i:TAIIi���������  * TOBACCONISTS  ������  Agents for the celebrated L.  & CO.  (Loewe & Co.) 11. B. 13., and ocher best  English Briar Root Pipes.  KMallll'hcil IK.'.'.  HENRY SHORT <_. SON,  gunmakers  Anil liuiiorliTN or ('un*. Klflrs, Animusl-  tlouornll Klnil-i.   FI-hliiK Tackle  In ������'r<-iil Variety.  II. !������<>. ('LAS STKKKT,   -   VICTOKIA, B. C.  MIMMi.  A large stock of "OWN MAKK" Pipes  Tobaccos of all kinds aud all smoirers  requisites kept ou baud.  COINTKY  OKIIKltS  HV POST ruo.ni'TLT  .-TTKXIH-II TO  THE   TRADE  SUPPLIED.  TJ     C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON    .  of Swansea, India, and the United Statei  METALLURGIST. ASSAYER.  AND MINING ENGINEER  Properties reported on. Ail assays undertaken  Furnaces and cor.centrating plants planned  and erected. Treatment for ores given. Ore������  bought and sold.   Box 10, V__co_Ter. B.C THE MINER, NELSON, B.,(_., SATURDAY, MAY 4, [895.  The First American Newspaper.  A copy of the first newspaper ever  published in Amorica was found by Rev.  J. B. Felt, the historian of Saloru, in tho  colonial state paper offico in London,  where he was looking for material for  his history. Till then it was believed  the Boston News Letter was tho original  American newspaper. The paper found  by Mr. Felt was published by Bonjamin  Harris at the London coffeo house in  Boston and was printed for him by  Richard Pierce, Thursday, Sept. 25,  1690���������14 years beforo tho Boston News  Letter was issued by John Campbell.  It is headed Pnblick Occurrences and is  printed on threo pages of a folded sheet,  one page boing left blank. There aro  two columns to a pago, and eaoh pago  __Gasn.es about 7 by 11 inches. Tho paper was intended to bo a monthly journal, but in the first issno tho editor published somo news about tho local and  military matters that led to its suppression by the authorities. ��������� W. H. H. in  Writer.  nsroTiOE  To Creditor- in Ihe Mailer or lhe Enlale or  John SmhIoii, _������eeeii������ed.  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all per-  JJ^I sons having claims against the estate of  John Sandon, late of the District of West  Kootenay, deceased, who died on or about the  9th day of February, A. D. 1893, are required  on or before the 5th day of June, A. D. 1895, to  send by post, prepaid to the undersigned, a  statoment. in writing containing their full  names, addresses, descriptions and full particulars ot their claims arid the nature of the securities, if any, held by them.  AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY  GIVEN, that after such last mentioned date  the Executor will proceed to distribute the assets efthesaiddeccased among the parties entitled thereto, having: regard only to the claims  of which notice shall have been received, and  the said Executor will not be liable for the said  assets, or any part thereof, to any person of  whose claims he has not received notice at the  timo of such distribution.  . Dated at Nelson, B. C the 3rd day of May,  A. D. 1895..  J. H. BOWES,  . Nelson, B. C,  Solicitor for Joseph Hethkrington,  Executor of the Estate of John Sandon,  128 Deceased.  THE DIPLOCK  LIMITED..   WHOLESAIE ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ���������     - SOLE AVENTS FOB ���������  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos.    0  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s-Show Cases.  ��������� Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. -  125  T.   H.   CA LLANO  ���������    MI-IXC BltOHEK and  REAl ESTATE AGENT.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVEB, B. 0.  . Correspondence Solicited.       121  PBOVINOIAL SECEETAEY'S OFFICE.  HIS HONOUR the Lieu tenant-Governor has  been pleased to make the following appointment:���������  13th April, 1895.  Thomas Taylor, of Trout Lake, Esquire, to  -be-Mining-Rccordcr-for-tlie-Trout-LakcMining-  Division of the West Kootenay District, vice  Andrew Craig, Esquire, resigned. 12(ia  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  *'   INSUBAK-E and ��������� - ���������  CON-IIS-IO.V AI'ENT.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON.- B. C.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME CARD No. 7.  In Effect Monday, April 2!'lh, ISO...  .KEVELSTOKE  KOITE.���������SUamer "_y llnn."  Loaves Revelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays  and Fridays at 1 a. m. for all points in West  Kootenay and thc south.  _   Leaves   Robson,*-northbound,   Wednesdays  ' and Saturdays at 8 p. in. for all points cast and  west via the C. _>. It,  Bank of Montreal. L E N Z & LE IS E R  ������;._pit li, <aii paid ni>), -'ti'Mioo.oeo  II EST -,004t,000  Sir DO-TALD A. SMITH President  Hon. GEO. A. DUUMMOND,...Vicc President  E. 8. CLOUSTON General Manager  Neslon Branch: N. W. Corner Baker and  Stanley Streets-  Branches in London (Englc.nd), Now York and  Chicago and in thc principal cities in Canada.  Buy and  sell  Sterling  Exchango  and Cable  Transfers.  Grant connncrlcal and traveller's credits, avail,  able in any part, of ihe world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS BANK BRANCH  Rate of interest at present 3 per cent,  HON IRONWORKS  SAN FRANCISCO, CAL.  MINING  MACHINERY  SPECIALTY.  ������  UmoiiSteamsliijCoi.CLi  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  -V*__k-'N*00"Cr"Vr*E3_=.,   33.   O.  VANCOUVER TO NANAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C. P. R. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf,  until 11 a. m.  NANAIMO TO VANCOUVER.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Vancouver and Northern Settlement*.  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 air points as far as  Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until 9 a.m.  -tOOIHYYIIJLK  FERRY.  Leave Moodyville���������7, 9, 11:15 a. m., 2:30, 4:30  p.m.  Leave Vancouver���������8,10:15 a.m., 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  iiarsteamers and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing and Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  f������". F. Idprwe, -luniiEcr.  Telephone 91. P. O. Box 771.  XOTICE.  "VT0't'ICK is hereby given that William  __% Springer and Amadans H. Sonnermann  have filed the necessary papers 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 anr, 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.  IN    THE    SUPREME    COURT   OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA.  In the Matter of the Quieting Titles Act;  and the matter'of the title to lot  .- 431, Group 1, Kootenav District, British  -Jr-COLU*_mAT-KNOAVN-AS-"SlLVERTONT-   -"WHOLESALE-  DRY GOODS  Clothing 0ente' jf uvnisbinos, )������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  The Gassell Gold Extracting Co., Limited.  THE McARTHUE-FORKEST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  Parties having rebellious Gold and Silver Ores for treatment and want  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and f tut her enquiries as to full costs of treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   PELLEW-HARVEY,  ST_T_?_3_**lI_SrT__3_SrT_>_3_SrT,  "V-_?L_i_>rcp'cr"v_B_R. b  F.  C. S.  c.  126  P. O. box I  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S, E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, li. 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.15p. and Condensed Mills  (October canning^ 8 cans for $1.  ���������fire  Insurance   rollcy   Acl,   18113.*;   A*  Anien<le������| by  tbe "fire Insurance  Policy Anienrtnient Act, 189S."  -VTOTICE is hereby given that His Honour  -J^l 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 April, 1894,  until the 1st day of July, 1895.  JAMES'BAKER,   ..  Provincial Secretary.  MOKT lll-OK.   KOITK.���������Sltiinie r "Ljllon."  Leaves Northport, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 1 p. in. -' .  Leaves Hobson, southbound, Tuesdays and  Fridays at 0 p. m.  Stages run in connection with steamer from  Trail Crock Landing.to Rossland.  KASLO HOtTE.���������"_t������iiui.r .\elson."  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.10 p.  in:, Wednesdays at 1 p. in., Thursdays ato.10 p.  m., Saturdays at 5M) p. in.- Connecting on  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with N.  & F. S. Ry. for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nels-on, Mondays at 4 a. m.,  Wednesdays at 4-a.nl.. Thursdays at 8 a. in..  Fridays at i a. m. Connecting on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays with N. & F. S. Ky.  for Spokane, .  Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  !l  i:O.V\EK'S .'EKItl' KOI TE.���������Sir.   ".Nelson."  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridavs at 8.C0 a. in.  Leaves Kaslo for J"on_er's Ferry, Monday.  and Fridays at 1 a. ni.  Leaves Uonncr's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Nelson,  Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 a. in.     o-  Connects with east and westbound trains on  the Great Northern Railway.  UPON the petition of William Hunter, J.  Fred Hume and William McKihnon,  coming to be heard this 28th day of March, A.  1). 1895; upon reading thc aflidavits of J. Fred  Hume, sworn the 10th of December, 18*J4, the  aflidavits of William Hunter, sworn the 21st  day of September, 1891,and thclstdayof March,  1895, this day filed, and the, exhibits therein  referred to, and the certilicate of the Registrar  General of Titles, dated the' 27th day of March,  instant,  " I DO ORDER that thc following notice be  given in the Nelson Miner, and the British Columbia Gazette for four weeks:  NOTICE   TO   PROPERTY    OWNERS   IN  "���������   " SILVERTON.  Whereas an application has been made to the  Honorable Henry Pering l'ellew Crease, one of  the Justices of tho Supremo Court of British  Columbia, for a declaration under the author-  itvof the Quieting Titles Act. that William  Hunter,' John.Fred Hume and William McKinnon on the -2nd day of August, 1891, were,  and -save' as to the lots hereinafter mentioned, arc tho legal and bcnetlcial owners  in fee simple in possession of all that  piece or parcel of land situate in Kootenay District, known as "Silvcrion." and origi-  nallv known as Lot I'M, Group 1, Kootenay,  subject to the reservations mentioned in Section  23 o*C thc said Act, and therein numbered respectively (a), (c) and (d), and siibjeetalso so far  as the following lots, namely: Block H, lots i)  and 10; Block 6, lots 2 and 3; Block 7, lots 3, 8, 11  and 12: Block 8, lots 4, 5, li. 11.12,13 and 14; Block  14, lot 12; Block 18, lots 15 and l(i; .Block 2!). lots  15 and Hi; Block 31, lot 21; Block 32, lots 17. 23  and 24; Block 33, lots 1 and 5; Block 34, lot 9, are  concerned to any conveyances made since the  22nd day of August, 1894, by the,said Hume,  Hunter and McKinnon, but free from all other  rights, interest, claims and demands whatsoever. .    '   -.  Notice is hereby given that if any persons or  person having an ad*.eise claim or a claim not  recognized bv the" ���������ipplicani.s' petition, or can  show cause why ihe s.-id certilio-te should not,  issue, they are iicrebyieo aired to flic a statement of their or his ciaii.i, verified by allidavit,  to be filed thcrew-Vii on or before Monday, the  'Oth dav of May, IP'S, p. ). o'clock in the forenoon, at which time ihes^id judge will sign thc  said certificate. ... .  Dated this2.th day of March, 1895.  Henky P. Pellew Crease, J.  Adverse e'aimsr.*ndi'*RfB'.,r,v.*is irn-si be filed  at the Supreme Court. Registry, Victoria.  Notice of filing the said adverse claim and  allidavit may be served on the petitioner- by  leaving such notice ������������������,!. the odice of llie undersigned, No. 2i Ba������iioii St., Victoria, B. C.  BODWELL & IRVING,  Agents for Solicitor for Petitioners.  Victoria, B. C, March 25th, 1895. 107  Provincial Secretary's Office,  28th February, 1895.  (97>  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  -THE   NEW,    FAST-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom ar-  'l'angements canbe made, -or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Busk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention. (19)  -MEIHCAl.-, ---^������������������  TJ***    C. ARTHUR, A.M., M.D.,  . PHYSICIAN,   Etc.  ���������    _.������������������-������������������  C.ORONEU kok .West Kootexay,  Office over Nelson Drug Store,  West Baker street. *  Nelson. B.C.    "  Night calls at residence, corner of Victoria  and Stanley streets.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.     ;  For ticket-, rates, etc., apply at Company's  oflice, Nelson.  T. Allan, J. W. Troup,  Secretary, Manager.  UPTURE  More CTJRES  liavc been effected by my  ^mm^maa^^m^^m^^m^m^    TrUBBeS, With  perfect ea.Be to -wearer, than by all other  dcviri-MCOiiihiiird. They retain largest  Kuptuxe under severest strain. A system of fitting has been perfected the  last 36 years, fully equal to personal  examination l>y mail.   27 patents  __3_3__5. DEFORMITY.  CBARLF-H Cl-TH*-,  UiXloff BfcW.. _������������������*������������������������������,  -PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFFICE.  ���������   March, 1895.  .  NOTICE is hereby given that, on and after  ,1st April next all persons sending advertisements for publication in "The British Columbia Gazette" arc required to observe the  following rules:  -- '     .,  1st. Address "The British Columbia Gazette,"  or "The Queen's Printer," Victoria, B. C.  2nd. Indicate the number of insertions.  3rd. Invariably remit the fees for such advertisements, according to the following scale  of charges, otherwise they will not be inserted,  viz: .  For 100 words and under : .$ 5 00  Over  100  words  and  not exceeding  150  words    6 50  Over 150 words,and  not exceeding 200  -   words    800  Over 200 words  and   not  exceeding  250  words    fl 00  Over 250 words  and" not  exceeding  300  words   1000  And for every-additional  50   words,.75  cents  Municipal bylaws, requiring only ono insertion, to be at one-half tho above  rates.  Advertisements in tabular form will bo.  charged double the above rates.    .  The above scale of charges will cover thc  cost of four insertions. Over four insertions,  50 cents extra for each insertion.   ,.  Notice is also hereby further given that all  persons in'art-ear for advertising in thc Gazette  are peremptorily required to pay the amount  of their indebtedness on or before the 30th  June, 1895.     ���������  All cheques or money orders to be made payable to Richard Wolfendcn, Queen's Printer,  Victoria, B. C  All parties applying for oflieial documents  are required to remit paj mciit for the same, iri  advance according to the following scale :  Consolidated Acts, 188S...:  .per vol. ������*_ 00  Unconsolidated Acts, 18S8 ..." 1 00  Yearly Statutes (i sheep)        " 2 50  Sessional Papers        " 2 00  Journals of Legislative Assembly      " 150  Departmental Reports.        " 50  Municipal Acts each 50  Mineral or Placer Mining Acts....   " 2.5  Land Acts '...'    " 25  All other Acts  ..J;    " 12'  Yearly subscription to Gazette.. 5 00  Single copies  12.  JAMES BAKER,  (108; Provincial Secretary.  POST OFFICE STORE  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  SPRINGGOODS  Suits, Mens, Youths and Boys, Splendid Value. Boots  and Shoes to suit everybody's taste and pocket. Waterproof  Coats, a fine line; Rivetted Overalls; Shirts and Underwear;  Spring Novelties just opened up, including a SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF FINE CALIFORNIAN FLANNEL GOODS  FROM THE FAMOUS STOCKTON MILLS. Hats and Caps,  Gloves and Ties, Pipes and Pocket Knives, Stationery arid  Office Supplies.    Cigars, wholesale and retail.  POST OFFICE STORE  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAT.  109  Dut Your Best Foot  Foremost  and walk right into "W. H. Graham's  Boot Store on Baker Street, Nelson, where you will find the Best  Boots and Shoes and full lines  of all the Spring Novelties at prices  that cannot be beat.  uo  ��������� OLD COUNTRY  BOOT STORE. ��������� *  SPECIAL TO MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.  . Old Country Boots .  OF  IMPERISHABLE   LEATHER.  WARRANTED   DAMP   PROOF.  * ���������  -T.___._|_-C_Ens -F-RIEIEiXi  91 JOHNSON STREET, VICTORIA.  1(0  SPECIAL FOB  80 PAYS  SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00. -���������-���������������������������-  SUITS, FANCY WDRCTSD, $35.00 UP.  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP.- - - - -  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay.  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS;  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  -^' accordance with tho Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax and all  taxes levied under'the "Assc-s-iiient  Act" are now due foi* the year 1895. All  of the above named taxes,' collectible  within the Southern Division of the  District of West Kootenay, are now  payable at my' office. - . ���������  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz':���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1895���������  One-half of one per cent, on real property.  -. Two per cent, on the assessed value  of wild land.  One-third of one per cent.  on. personal property.  .,  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1895���������    ,  Two-thirds of one per cent, .on real  properly. -  Two and one-half per cent,  on the  assessed value of wild land*.  One'half of one per cent, on personal  property.  Three-fourths of   one per   cent,  on  income. ..  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  : male person over 18 years.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 28th, 1895. 78  Job Printing at the Miner  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRONWORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers  of All  Classes of Machinery.     Sawmill and i  Marine Work a Specialty.  SOLE   MANUFACTIIREK-   OF   THE  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wo 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 SINKINGPUMPSFOR MINES  . Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., .VANCOUVEE, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treaatuer. Manage-

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