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Array THE MINES IN KOOTENAY ABE  AMONG THE BICHEST. IN  AMEBICA.  THE OBES ABE HIGH-GBADE IN  GOLD, SILVEB, COPPEB  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 259.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, August 3,   1895.  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOUK.  Jiily-       2_        SO       :tl     Aug.  1.      2  Silver m ....Wi ...Mi tltil...������il  Lend :tt74.. .xni...:������"_ :t:i7.  ,  COPPKK.  LlVKKI'ooi., IU July 189;').  Not, wilhstiinding Ihe large increase* in the  Stocks nuule up at the beginning of the month  and the large Kxports from the United Slutes  during June, the viilu. of Good Merchantable  Copper gradually advanced from ,_l_ as cash,  on the 2nd inst,, io ������.. lis. 3d. on lho Sill, falling to ������43 Is. 3d next day on realizations only  lo advance again to .til In. ,'fd. yesterday, the  closing value being ������14 cash and ������44 to. 3d.  throe months' prompt, sellers.'  J amks Lkwis & Sons, Oii'cui.ak.  OJ.K SHIPMENTS.  VIA tkail.  TONS.  July 25-2.���������War Kagle to Prickly Pear June l'JO  July 21���������Le Koi to Helena    70  VIA NOICTIII'OICT.  July 21-27���������Le Itoi to Helena..    99  -   21-27���������War Kagle lo Helena  1������>  "    21-27���������Josie to Tat-oma    14  Julv 28���������Slocan Star to Kvcrott     lp  J uly.21���������Alpha Mine, do  J������_  604  Total shipments since June 1, 1895:  Nelson   Trail Creek (gold ore)   felocan via Nakusp   TONS       as    5.514'-        15.'  5,742  BULLION SIIIPMEXTS.  TONS.  June, 18'Jj 5*0  (The stack at Pilot. Hay is still closed down.)  MININ. Tl.ANSFKKS.  NELSON.  July 23.   Blend���������W Chase to A Campbell, 1  interest, $1,  NEW   LOCATIONS.  'NELSON.  July 2_. Cayuga���������W Shields, head of Salmon  July 27. Lilias���������G \V 11 Heathcote, east extension of Marjory, Toad Mountain. Blue Bird  ���������T A Coutts, Round .Mountain. Spotted Horse  ���������T ACoutls,do., ��������� ., __ ,, _     .  July 2il. Great Eastern���������A II Kelly, extension of Great. Western on Toad Mountain.  Norway���������Frank Carlson, west side Forty-Nine  Julv 31. Sellino���������II C Goodhue, Lost Creek.  Paymaster���������J S Kane ut al, east  side Salmon  August 2. Detroit���������W C Yawkey, adjoining  Starlight,     ;   THE   HOS.    D.   M.   EBERTS   ON  KOOTENAY.  VALUE OFORESHIPMENTS  FROM THE KOOTENAY MINES  For   thc  Your    F.mlhi-;   the   31st.   Dny   ot  Mny. 1IW5.  Mr. J. S. Clute, Inspector of Customs,  has kindly furnished us with the following figures, which show the declared  value of nil ore shipped from Kootenny  mines during the 12 months ending May  31st, 1895 :  Gold  $225,866  Silver  181,850  Copper '.    55,952  Lead _WJ������7  Total $543,611  Tbe greater part of this, as our readers  are aware was shipped during the last  five months of the above period. In faot,  the Trail Creek shipments did not commence to any extent uutil January.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NELSON.  As soon as he returned to Victoria the  Attorney Geuertil was interviewed by a  member of' the Colonist Staff. As Mr.  Eberts spent a good deal of his time  here making himself acquainted with the  country the following extracts are interesting:  "1 took the opportunity of going over  to the Noble Five miue, where I was  cordially received by the Heunessy  l.tothers. The mine may well be teimed  the Noble Five, lot-when one thinks of  the trials, of the endurance, of the "noble  five" who left Ainsworth.in the fall of  1891, aud with packs ou their backs  ascended the mountains at the point now  known as. Kaslo, and followed the snowcapped peaks of the mountains in search  of precious metals, finally locating this  claim, one cannot help thinking that men  like these���������and there are hundreds of  them iu the Kootenay country���������are deserving of every success. This mine is a  specimeu of the splendid silver mines of  the Slocan country. Although not so  completely developed as the Slocau Star,  its 3,000 feet of tunnelling lays bare a  wonderful body of ore. The Kaslo and  .Slocan.Railway, now being built, has, be-  tween COO and 800 meu at work on the  right of way and is expected to be in  operation by October. They have a  branch as far as Sandon, where they will  be able, to take ore from the Slocan Star,  the Ruth, aud other large mines in the  vicinity. -     .  "A great deal of attention is now being  directed to the country about twenty-five  miles south of Nelson, where within a  close distance of the railway large veins  similar to that discovered at Rossland  have been located. A good deal of excite-  menthas beeu created by the discovery  of a similar class of ore about five miles  north of Rossland on Murphy Creek, and  at Sullivan Creek, nine miles north of  Trail Creek, besides on Champion Creek,  which enters into the Columbia a littlo  to the. north of Trail Creek, 'lhe belief  of those familiar with the country is that  the Biime belt of mineral extends from  Rosslaud across the Columbia through  to the valley of the Salmon River near  tho Nelsou It Fort Sheppard Railway.  "The uear future will demonstrate that  the Slocan Star, which is now ready to  ship thousands of tons of ore, is a mine  of fabulous wealth. The owners will  soon erect a large concentrator on Sandon  Creek, in touch with the railway, and will  put in a tramway from the lower tunnel  to transport the"ore. The;hillsides about  the Slocan Star are studded with magnificent timber for mining ��������� purposes. By  way of digression I noticed that dreadful  fires had swept' over a large tract of  country there: It was prevented from  crossing over Sandon Creek by the exertions of Mr. Byron White and his men,  otherwise the magnificent- timber would  have been burned, up by the fire, which,  it is said,was started wantonly. Too much  care cannot be taken of tbe timber in the  mining country, and those who recklessly  make fires iu the forest should be  severely punished. This Slocau Star mine  is onlv" one of many magnificent prop-,  erties'in the Slocan country."  Unfortunately we have only room for a  very small portion of Mr. Ebert's inter-  .esting account of bis journey.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sun-bat, August 4th, 1895.  Catholic Church.   Mass at 10.30;  Benediction at 7.30.  ��������� Presbyterian Church. " Services  at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m.   Sunday School  .(Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p. ni.  Methodist Church, Hume's Hall,  Vernon Street. Services at 11 a. iu.  and at 7.30 p. m. Morning subject  -'Look Up." Evening subject, "The  __ast Resource."  The bond on the Athabasca has been  allowed to lapse, but we are informed  that other parties are about to take it  up again.  The reservoir at the Hydraulic company's claim at Forty-Nine Creek is  expected to be ready, to-day, when  regular sluicing will be again commenced.  A. H. Kelly brought into town the  other day some very rich specimens of  free milling gold quartz from a ledge he  discovered near the forks of the wagon  road.  Mr. H. W. Hixon, of Butte, the  brother-in-law of the president of the  Kansas City Smelting Company, is in  town. If the company decides to build  a smelter in this country Mr. Hixon  will have charge of the work.  Captain Fitzstubbs has gone to the  outh end of Slocan Lake to inspect  the recent discoveries on Ten Mile,  Twelve Mile and Springer Creeks. We  have been shown some exceedingly  rich specimens from the latter, composed almost entirely of native silver.  . PAIRVIEW.  Six men ore engaged in sinking on  the Morning Star and Smuggler.  Mr. Lbii Cameron, late, manager of  the Dominion Mineral Company, Sud-  bufv, has been appointed manager of  the'Stiatheyre Mines, L'd, (formerly  the Stratheyre Mining Company) and  came in on July 30th. Thorough and  systematic work it. is expected will  now be done on the company's properties. Thepresent 10 stamp mill will be  run, but more for tests. A larger one  will be needed for regular milling.  waneta.  CATHOLFC BAZAAR.  When the members of the Catholic  Church of Nelson give a bazaar and social  the public may take it as a matter of  fact that its success is assured, but the  one held on Monday exceeded the expectations of the most sauguine. All  through the aflernoou and evening the  fancy work and refreshment booths did  a rushing business, realizing the very  handsome sum of ������99.10. One noticeable  feature was the very reasonable price of  everything, and this precedent is well  worth following. The most exciting part  of the evening, however, was the voting  on the most popular young man in Nek  sou. Early in the day there were only  three candidates in the field���������Messrs. F.  Irvine, Dover and Lemon, but about' 8  p. ra. the more waggish portion of the  assembly began voting for one Wm. Cow-  gill and for a time seemed to have everything their own way, but near the close  of the polls the supporters of Mr. Irvine,  including Mr. Dover, tame gallantly to  (he rescue and succeded iu carrying off  the coveted honour, the vote standing.as  follows: Irvine 460; Cowgill 381; Dover  90, and Lemon 52; totalling $98,30. The  drawing for the cakes was next in order  and resulted in Mr. Andrew Clark, of  Quebec nnd Mr. Chas. Sproule carrying off the first and second prizes  respectively. The sum realized on this  was $83.85. In the other drawings, the  silver set fell to Mr. Ed Whalen, a table  cover to Miss Madden and a clock to Mr.  J. Humer; tbe proceeds from which were  about $29, making iu all a total of over  $310. We understand the object of the  bazaar was to clear off' the church debt,  and it affords us much pleasure to state  that this object was very nearly accomplished. The members of the church wish  to thank all, and especially their Protestant friends, for the liberal and hearty  manner in which they helped to make  the affair a success.  HOW   HAYHURST  WON.  A number of new locations have  again been reported by Messrs. Dewar,  Gallupe, Grutchfield and others.  Mr. H. M. Goodhue some time ago  staked a mineral claim about half a  mile above Waneta. Since then the  whole hill has been staked from the  point up.  Mr. George J. Goodhue, who bonded  several claims for a New York company, will return from the East about  the 10th inst., when, he will considerably increase his force of men in developing the company's property on Lost  Creek.  - Mr. Roberts, chief, engineer,_of_the_  "Spokane Falls and Northern "Railway,  accompanied by Mr. Adie, visited the  Sheep and Lost Creek camps last  week. Mr. Roberts took samples  of rock from all the principal claims.  Should' these prove satisfactory it. is  likely his company will put in a wagon  road from Salmon siding to some central point in the camp.  pilot hay.  - The stack at the smelter is blown in  again. .  Shipments of dry ore from the No. 1  and Skyline at Ainsworth continue to  arrive.  On Monday last two men named  Charles Sundholin and John Matson  were overcome by the fumes of a  previous shot in an upraise at the Blue  Bell. The former fell lo the ground, a  distance of some 30 feet, and was killed.  The Coroner. Dr. Arthur, held an inquest on Tuesday; when a verdict of  accidental death was returned.  NELSON A PORT OF ENTRY.  . On Wednesday last Mr. Geo. Johnstone, sub-collector of customs'; received  a telegram from the. Department  at Ottawa announcing that '- on  August 1st Nelson would become a port  of entry. . Hitherto she has been an  "outport'.' of New Westminster, in  common with Revelstoke, Kaslo, Rossland, Waneta and Rykerts. Now  these places will beoutports of Nelson.  This change should carry with it  promotion to Mr. George Johnstone  and every one who knows him or has  had business dealings .with him will  most heartily congratulate him when  he drops the "sub' from his title,  MINING  NOTES.  - The ore of the Homestake mine on  Adams Lake, has been tested by the  Cyanide process. The results show that  this low grade stuff, which is in great  quantities can be treated so cheaply as to  make it highly renuinerative property.  The .wagon road from ihe Vernon District through White Valley and Fire  Valley is to be completed tins fall to the  Columbia river, thus bringing the farm-  ] ers of tbe Okacagon into touch with the  j miners of Kootenay.  j An expert who has recently been sent  i West to examine some placer mines in  : California has visited the Similkameen,  j and gives some very favourable reports  I of those works.  LOCAL   NEWS.  Additional particulars of the final  shooting for the Queen's cup at Bisley  have been received. A cablegram says:  During the shooting a heavy rain was  falling and the 10-mile wind was blowing across the ranges. The rain caused  a great falling. off in the numbers.  Many volunteers regarding the event  as a certainty for one of the Scotchmen did hot remain in the camp.  Perhaps they were piqued at the continued success of the Scotchmen in the  leading events thioughout the meeting. There was a marked absence of  notables. The Duke of Connanght,  who witnessed the final in 1893, was  otherwise engaged. When the Queen s  Hundred took the position at 800  yards, Hayhurst and the silver medalist, Sergeant Hogg, of the Scottish  Borderers, squadded together, while  Robinson,, of Manchester, and Boyd  squadded at the next target. The  others were dispersed over the Stickle-  don ranges. "Hogg finished first, scoring 40 with ten shots, giving an aggie-,  gate of 245. This was not lowered  until nearly all had finished, when  Wattleworth, of Liverpool, aggregated  240. Hayhurst and .Boyd each aggregated 241 atOOOyards. Hogg was ahead  until the ninth shot, when he missed,  thus allowing Hayhurst and Boyd who.  had been steadily bettering, to take  the lead. The final struggle was the  most exciting of any on record. When  both had fired the eighth shot the  Scotchman was one point ahead, but  he finished with a magpie and an  inner. Hayhurst's ninth shot was a  bullseye and his tenth a magpie. He  and Boyd were thus tied for 279. They  immediately proceeded to shoot three  timesi���������The Gael-was-unlueky.^-His  first shot was an inner, the second a  miss and the third a bullseye. Hay:  hurst's were a two and -two inners.  Enthusiastic cheering greeted the Canadian, whose skill was most papular.  He was carried from camp to camp  and given an ovation, which he received modestly. The prize is a gold medal,  a gold badge and ������250 in money. Boyd  takes a National Rifle Association  badge and ������00. Skeden scored 258 and  Spearing 252, antl take money prizes.  Arriving at the enclosure in front of  theNational Rifle Association headquarters, Earl Waldegrave, the chairman, greeted Hayhurst and congratulated him. He was then led to Lady  Wantage, the distributor of prizes.  Her ladyship warmly congratulated  him and said she was delighted "that,  the Dominion had distinguished itself  by capturing the volunteers' most  coveted trophy. She pinned the badge  on his left arm amid, cheers. Gunner,  Chamhcrlin, of New Westihinstei,  took ninth place in this competition,  scoring Ofi, and winning a prize of i"2.  ": GENERAL NEWS.    .  Cholera is raging in Russia near the  Austrian frontier.  Itis stated in Rome.that war has  been declared between Italy and  Abyssinia.  At Buffalo, N. Y. a satchel has been  found with ,$28,000 worth of bogus  stamps in it.  Lord Dunraven'snew yacht Valkyrie  III is about to sail from Ireland tb  race the American yacht Defender for  the American cup.  The greatest dfflculty is being found  in getting a jury to try Durrant in  San Francisco. At the end of a week  one juror had been selected.  In San Francisco a play entitled the  Crime of a Century, based on-therecent  murders in ' Emmanuel Church was  stopped by order of the court.  A receiving order in bankruptcy has  been issued against Oscar Wilde's property by the Marquis of Queensberry,  claiming ������677 costs in an unsuccessful  action for libel."  A Spanish fleet has visited Plymouth  and were hospitably treated by the  special order of Her Majesty. Curiously enough the visit occured to the very  day just 300 years after the Spanish  Armada was sighted from the same  spot aud received another message of  a very different kind from England's  great Queen Bess.  The VPMion News talks about "virgin gold." What is virgin gold, dear  virgin News?  In another column a reward is offered for a missing box containing  fishing tackle.  The cars for the Kaslo &> Slocan  Railway are being manufactured at  Duluth, Minn.  The Nelson Saw Mill. Company has  sold its Rossland business to Messrs.  Bell & Naden.  Persons who may want the services  of. a steady young man in any capacity would do well to consult our advertising columns.  The match lace between Long, of  Kaslo, and Jack Campbell has been  arranged for the 23rd inst.  G. O. Buchanan has the contract for  the lumber for the Silver Kingore bins,  amounting to 225,01X1 feet.  Sid Cumrhings r-ame'back from the  Old Country on Tuesday looking as  well as possible after a most enjoyable  trip.  The temperature during the last few  days has been' almost topical. On  Thursday the thermometer reached  920 in the shade.  J. Cartmel came into the hospital  from the Silver King on Tuesday, having had his hand badly crushed in the  gearing of the drill.  Rapid progress is being made on the  new boat for the C. & K. S. N. Co.  Her keel was laid last Saturday and  now her frame is all in place.  ' Mr. A. McDonald, of the firm of McDonald & Co. of Winnipeg, is in the  Kootenay looking about for a spot to  locate a branch of their wholesale  grocery business.  The Great Northern Railway Company has issued a circular to its customers announcing the completion of  its spur at Bonner's Ferry from the  station to the river. By this means  goods for shipment are brought close  alongside the s.s. Nelson.  The provisions of the Horticultural  Board Act' are about to be brought  into force   in Nelson.    All fruit im-  Eorted from the United States has to  e quarantined at Nelson for inspection. Mr. G. R. G. O'Driscoll has been  appointed Quarantine Officer. We are  requested to state that fruit importers  who do not reside in Nelson will obtain any information they , i equire by  communicating with him.  The sub-editor of our revered grandmother,' the Colonist, gets a little,  mixed sometimes. But the Colonist  is.a morning paper, which means that  fthe staff has to sit up very late at  'night and old ladies do get sleepy about  that time. In the issue of the 27th  ult., under the head' of Nelson and  quoting from ourselves, ��������� it has a paragraph about' an entomologist and  Messrs. Palmer & Earle, and a  Farmers' convention, which we are  prepared tb swear never appeared in  our columns.  The annual picnic in connection with  the Union (Presbyterian and Methodist) Sabbath school of Nelson will be  held at Squire's Point on Wednesday,  August 7th. The steamer Ainsworth  has been engaged and will leave the  town wharf immediately after her .arrival, from Kaslo in the afternoon.  Returning will leave Squire's Point  about 8 p.m.' This is a favorite picnic  ground with the people of Nelson, and  a pleasantouting is anticipated. Swingings, games, etc., will be provided.  The price of tickets is : Adults, 25c ;  children, 15c.  It will be remembered that some  time-ago-we-drew���������attention-to-the  sending of all registered mail foi the  U. S., even for "Spokane, round by  Victoria..- A regulation has now been  made permitting registered mail from  Nelson to go direct to parts of Washington (excluding the Coast), parts of  Oregon (excluding Portland) and the  States of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. It is something to get the  Canadian post office authorities to  move thus far, but why in heaven restrict the benefits? Why cannot  registered mail to any part of the  States go direct?   .  The late high water of this year has  kept the fishing back also, but it has  commenced now. We hear that at  Balfour I he trout; are rising well and  large baskets are being made. Down  the river many parties are out with  rod and line. Several people are  camping . at the various favourable  localities in the neighborhood of  Wind's Crossing aiid St. Agnes Falls.  A party of three from Nelson took  over 100 fish in t wo days, and had they  been able to keep or dispose of them  might have taken many more. The  tish all ran from U to 2j" pounds. The  number of people flopping in flies close  to the rocks have, caught <>i scared all  the trout that, lie near the laud, and in  order to get fish now the angler must  be able, to cast a fairly long line.'  Mr. David Christie Murray, the distinguished English novelist and war  correspondent,'   accompanied   by  his  friend Mr. Frederic Stanley, arrived in  Nelson on Friday evening and proposes  spending a few days in  the district.  Although  Mr.  Murray's   visit to the  Kootenav- country  is ��������� mainly  undertaken to collect material for-a forthcoming literary work, it is to be hoped  that some.arrangements can be made  for him to giveone of his distinguished  anecdotal entertainments during   his  stay.   There are few men  who have  had so romantic and varied a career or  who possess in  so  extraordinary a degree the fluency for,picturesque'and  dramaticdescription.*"His reminisences  of   experience and   adventure  which  are   included   in    the   entertainment  j called "Memory's Lucky Bay" are said  ! to be enthralling in interest and keep  ] his hearers in  alternate moods of the  I tensest excitement and uncontrollable  | laughter. Unfortunately Mr. Murray's  J time here is so limited  that Monday  ! will be  the only available evening at  j his disposal, but in spite of this it is to.  ihe hoped that some  measures maybe  . takpn to afford  the people of Nelson  i the opportunity of hearing the  man  j who has been described as the prince  ] of story tellers.  THE   KOOTENAY MINES.  A Full Account of Their   Progress and  Condition To-Day.  Pilot Bay Smelter���������The Blue Bell, Ainsworth���������Kaslo, the  City of Energy���������The Slocan Silver Mines  and the No. 1.  (Continued from last week.  Right opposite, across the Lake,  about three miles distant, the large,  redbrick buildings of the Pilot Bay  Smelter appear. The volumesjof smoke  pouring from the tall chimneys proclaim their nature. The works are the  property of the Kootenay Mining and  Smelting Company, of which Mr. A.  B. Hendryx is the General Manager  and Treasurer. Including the Blue Bell  mine, also the property of the Com:  pany, the whole concern, first and last,  has cost about $750,000.  The works consist of a 100 ton concentrator; four roasting furnaces and  a water jacket stack of the same  capacity. The buildings are designed  and large enough for two other stacks.  The whole is very complete and well  designed and each department is under  competent management. The smelter  has turned out during the first five  months of this year 700 tons of bullion.  We are not prepared to give'the exact  value of this product, but if we say  that a ton of it contains 80 ounces of  silver we shall probably be not far  from the mark. The ore treated comes  mainly from the'Company's own mine  the Blue Bell, a huge deposit of low  grade galena on the shore of the Lake,  8 miles north of the smelter. From there  over 20,000 tons have been mined and  hauled to the smelter on barges since  January of this year. Ore is now being  received also from Ainsworth, a rich  mining camp immediately opposite the  Blue Bell, across the Lake.  ainsworth  Is one of the oldest mining camps in  this region. It wasoriginaliy known as,  the Hot Springs camp from the chalybeate,Springs, which issue from the  side of the hill in the upper part of the  town and which supplied the inhabitants with the most luxurious hot  baths.  Owing to what is usually called thi-  slump in silver, the bottom nearly fell  out of Ainsworth, but four, or live  mines are working again now and  greater activity is looked forward to  in the near future. This revival is, of  .course, largely the result of the establishment of the smelting works across  the Lake. The Ainsworth camp is for-,  tunate in possessing not only rich  galena ores, but also what are known as  dry ores. " These contain silver a!n<"l_  iron, but no lead' and are especially  valuable in the smelling process. The  two chief mines at present working  aie the No. 1 and the Skyline, both  producing dry ore. The latter has  only recently been reopened and has  not shipped' any ore iu the period  which the statistics al the end of thit-.  paper cover, but during the last week  or so' ��������� it has sent small amounts  across the Lake and its owner propose-  to ship about 25 tons a day of clean,  dry ore.  The No, 1 is under lease to a party  of Nova Scotian capitalists and forms  with the Hall Mines and the Nelson  Hydraulic Mining Company, one of  the only three mines iti the whole  district that is owned and worked by  British capital. The No. 1 has not been  worked to the best advantage iu tin-  past and consequently its output at  present is not great. This will probably  be improved. At the No. 1 is also a  00 ton concentrator,-as the mine contains, like-nearly till others; a large  quantity of ore unfit, to ship straight  as it is.  The Black Diamond and Little Phil  are two adjacent mines which arc being worked in a small way by their  owners and produce a fairly good  galena,        o   ���������  The Highland mine is rapidly being  developed and will shortly be among  the list of'shippers. There is not at.  present, however, any road to it, but  from ,its elevated' position a wire  tram could easily be put" in to reach  the Lake. ���������  ' A trial1, shipment of 5 tons of ore  from the King Solomon mine realized  100 ounces in silver aud-40 per cent.  lead,;  KASLO.  On the west shore of the Lake,about  10 miles north of Ainsworth, is situated  the-City of Energy, known on the  map as Kaslo.  , In the country at the back of it, and  roughly speaking, ..-midway between  the Kootenay and Arrow Lakes, lies  the great "Slocan Mining. District  whence comes .the richest galena in  the world. Its trade is a constant bone  of contention between the two great  waterways, and Kaslo has struggled  nobly to hold up her end, in spite of  terrible reverses under any one of  which a town might have succumbed.  Kaslo is a thoroughly American  mining town, and consequently It is  not altogether the peaceful and- prosperous hamlet that might be met-  with in the farming districts of Ontario. It is a busy bust ling, place with  more saloons tlhan  there appears  at  first sight to be any necessity for. The  streets are roughly graded, in many  the stumps of trees and huge rocks are  left standing. In the good times before the "slump" in silver people were  so busy taking in the dollars, and then  so busy spending them, that no one  had time to attend to a trifle or two  like that. And then again to men accustomed to mountain trails the streets  were veritable paths of peace. Times  like that seldom last and knowing  people reflected that there would probably be time after the first boom was  over and before the second came ou  to tidy up the town a bit. They were  right both in their philosophy and conjecture. There has been lots of time  between the end of the first boom and  the second just beginning to arrange  things. This they have done chieny  by incorporating themselves and putting a Mayor and Aldermen over them  to impose taxes upon them. This  somewhat doubtful blessing however  seems to meet with approval and if the  dollar somewhat reluctantly leaves the  ratepayers pocket, that individual rejoices in better streets and in protection from the terrible river and even  dreams of waterworks in the near  future.  The "slump" in silver was Kaslo's  first blow. Thatnearly, in the language  of the west, "knocked her endways."  Then in the early spring of 1804 came  the great fire, destroying all one side of  Front street, on which the principal  business places were situated, and a  considerable part ofjthe other side as  well. No sooner were the ashes cold  than the plucky people commenced  to -tccommodate themselves in tents  and shanties of all kinds and things  went on much as ever until June  of the same year. Kaslo is built upon  a broad bench of shingle extending  out into the Lake and formed by the  Kaslo River, which here comes out of  the mountains. In June, 1894, the annual flood in the Lake, caused by the-  melting of the snow on the Rockies  and Selkirk Mountaius, rose about 15  feet higher than was ever known before. On Sunday, June 3rd, the whole  of the Kootenay country was visited,  by a terrible cyclone, accompanied by >  a scorching wind, such as makes'all  Australians shudder to think of, torrents of rain and terrific thunder and  lightning. Kaslo was, as it were up  to its knees in the Lake, and when the  great storm swept up all the way from  the head of the Lake, 40 or 50 miles  away, it sent a resistless sea ripping  aud tearing among the " defenceless  wooden houses. That night half the  people in Kaslo were homeless, and  their troubles were not over. While  the waves on the Lake were dashing  the houses to pieces, the hot breath of  the cyclone was tearing up the great  snowdrifts that lay high up amid the  glaciers on the mountains whence the  Kaslo River springs.-Earlyon Monday-  morning the river began t.o rise as it  had never risen before, and by 10 a.m.  it had torn out nearly all that the fire  and storm had left of Kaslo.  And yet to-day Kaslo is nearly as  busy as ever, her people smile at you,  confident in their town, confident in  their future, confident in their pluck.  Nor is their confidence blind. ��������� A railway is building and will be in working order in a month or two (about  October) which rims right to the doors  of the chief mines of. the Slocan. The  other line, owned by the Canadian  Pacific Railway, which served to haul-  out ore from these mines last year  along the rival route to the west, does  not go so near the mines as the Kaslo  railway does by about* __ miles and  there is a rise of something like 1,000  feet, which is a serious climb for a  railway in that short distance. Kaslo  therefore expects lo be the shipping  point for till the Slocan ore. Only about  5,000 tons were sent out last year, but  this amount will be largely increased  this winter, especially if greater  facilities of transport are available.  TIIK   SLOGAN.        "  Between the basin of the Kootenay  and that of the Columbia is a smaller  valley inwhich lies the Slocan Lake, a  splendid sheet of water over 20 miles  long and surrounded by some of the  finest, mountain scenery in the world.  It drains itself by means of the Slocan  River, which runs, southwards and  joins the Kootenay River about half  way between Nelson and Robson.  This Lake gives its name to the great  argentiferous region lying between it  and the Kootenay Lake.  To describe all the mines- -that are  therein situated' would take up more  room than is at our disposal, while tb  give ah'account of all the good prospects, many of them largely developed,  would require a volume. Our object  is simply to give our readers an idea of_-  the value of this country and an account of what has actually been done  in it. In this we are much aided  a well compiled supplement,  was issued by the Kaslo Prospector in  March last and which the editor of  that paper has kindly placed at our  disposal. It may be also a fitting  time here to express our thanks to  the many mine owners who have been  so good as to place figures and other  information of a private character at  our service, by means of which we  have been enabled to check the returns  found in statistical form at the end of  these pages.  iTo "be Continue..)  ded by  which THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3;  1895.  THEY CALL 11   mnGON.  Discovery of an   Element  In   the Atmoi-  phere Hitherto Unknown.  The existence of another element in  the atmosphere, aunonuccd last summer,  but received with a good deal of incre-  dulity.has now been fully demonstrated.  Tho proofs wore adduced in a highly  interesting form beforo a distinguished  audience at tho London Royal institution recently. The new element has  been named argon by its discovorors,  Lord Rayloigh and Professor Ranisoy.  Thero is still somo doubt whether this  straugo, inert gas, whtoh dofios somo of  tho best known laws of physics, consists  of ono or two primary elements. - Tho  discovorors have finally succeeded in  separating it from tlio ntmosph.ro on t  largo scalo und havo sent.a portion to  Professor Crookcs, tho ommeut spec-  troscopist, and a portion to Dr. Olszewski of tho University of Cracow to  liquefy and solidify. Those groat au-  thoriti'������havo found that tho.now substance gives a spectrum of its own and  has its own boiling point, freezing  point, critical temporaturo and- critical  ��������� pressure, that are all different from  those of any othor clement. Ouo of its  properties is its invincibloreluctanco to  com bin. with anything elsa It will  have nothing to do with oxygen, chlorine phosphorus, sodium, platinum or  various other substances. Even the electric arc does not mako it take companionship with anything.  Ono important quality is a great puzzle. All the heat given to the new substance produces only tho motion- of  translation. In another respect argon  presents difficulties. The groat Russian  chemist, Mondclejoff, has discovered an  empirical law which associates the properties of elements with thoir atomic  weights. Now the new element has a  density of 39 or 40, which does not fit  this law. Argon gives two spectra, the  red and tho blue, and it is this which  raises a doubt whether the investigators  are dealing with oue or two substances.  If the latter should prove true, then  there is a new vista opened up, and it  is suggested perhaps one of these substances will prove to be Professor  Crcokes' ideal protyle, the ultimate  basis of .matter from which all others  are only combinations.  THE INFANTA ISABEL.  Old and Shabbily Drensed  Kow, but the  Heroine of un Exciting Romance.  o In an ordinary boarding house not far  from tho Arc de Triomphe, Paris, lives  Isabel Fernandina of Bourbon, daughter  of Don Francois de Paule and Princess  Louise of Naples. Dona Isabel is sister-  in-law of Queen Isabella and greataunt  of the present king of Spain. Those who  see her now, shabbily dressed, living in  the quietest manner, can hardly believe  that, 50 years ago, this Spanish infanta  was the heroine of a romance that caused  the wildest excitement in the courts of  Spain and France. Count Gurowski was  a Polish nobleman,   handsome, distin-  " guished and vvell received in society.  Don Francois de Paule, father of the  infanta, resided at Gallifet House, Paris,  but tho infanta was in a convent, from  which sho escaped by forming a ladder  of towels and sheets. Then she accompanied Count Gurowski to Belgium,  where a priest willing to perform a  marriage ceremony was found.      '  As soon as the elopement was known  the irate father dispatched messengers  . in all directions, and the governor of  the royal princesses at last found the  fugitives in Belgium. With.the help of  the police the two were arrested, but  the count was given. his liberty, while  the infanta was brought back to Paris.  Don Francois de Paulo refused to receive his disobedient daughter, but was  forced to give a formal consent to the  marriage.' So soon as the infanta heard  _-_that-Consent..had_.been_given_she-said:  "Order horses! I am going to my husband."   Queeii Amelie of France was  ������ almost broken hearted because,- of the  scandal and disgrace that lfcid fallen  . upon her family.- Strange to say, not  long after this wonderful love marriage  tho couple separated .by "mutual consent. " About six years ago Count Gurowski died, and now the Infanta Isabel  is an old woman, poor and neglected. ���������  Roaln*.*  An IronuiMter'K Son KivaU Lebaudy. .  M. Cail Jeune, son of tho great ironmaster of Grcnello and owner of tho ironworks ho created, is emulous of winning  . the kind of notoriety which "lo petit  sucrier" enjoys.- M. Caile is known in  tho gay world of Paris as "lo petit  foudeur." His family havo just sot him  up with a*oonscil judiciare, or a guardianship council. Ono of. tlio foolish  deeds alleged against'him was a Christmas ovo suppor to fast clubmen and pretty actresses. As midnight struck an old  Christmas carol was sung, and then the  company sat down to table. Each lady  was  provided  with , a  costly bouquet.  . That of Mme. Liane do Pougy was hold  together by a bracolet valued at ������6,000.  ��������� The "petit fondeur" is in acavalry regiment stationed at Tours. Tho war minister has obliged his family by canceling  a long furlough.���������London News. -  .  Magnetic Sand Tor Cars.  A remarkable experiment has just  been mado near Orange, N. J., on the  Eagle Rock line of the Suburban Traction company, with some magnetic sand  from tho ore separating works of Thomas A. Edison at Ogden. Mr. Edison had  the idea that tho sand would have more  effect iu" preventing . slipping of the  wheels than the ordinary sand. Tho experiment was tried during tho snowstorm on the Eagle Rock line, where  the grades are excessive and tbo difficulties of operating in" tho snow are enor-  .moas. The experiment .proved a complete success, the sand making a perfect  electric ��������� connection with the rails and  no slip being noted.  SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria.  To<  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St.  Paul  Chicago and  Points Beyond  Modern _*i|iil|������iiu>iil. Itock-Kttllnxt Koailbed  .tllrnc'lv): loiirn via ���������������������������������: i:tla und lhe 4'real  l.iihcM in connection with exclusively  piiK.sciiKcr bimtKor.\orlherii.>-.|-. <;������.  Direct Connection via XcImoii A Fort .hep-  linril Hallway, Ht Spokane; and via  C'.:������_ K. S. .V. C. at Komicr**  Ferry.  For maps, tickets, and coninlctc information call on AkciiIs ���������. A K. _, .\'uv. Co., >',  A _'. S. Hy., or  <:. I'. IM.yoii, (.'en. ..Kent, Npofcane, Wa������h.  F. I. Whitney,!'. A VV. A., SI. I'll ill. Minn.  F. T. Abbott, TravlliiK Freight _t Pafuten*  ������er Agent, Spokane, Wank.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV.  CO.  (limited)  TIME CARD No, 7.  In Effect -floiMluy, April 39th, 1893.  KE.t:i,.TOKE KUIITE.���������Steamer "_.ltott.*  Trf-avcs Revelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays  and Fridays at 1 a. in. for all points in West  Kooteniiy and the south.  Leaves Kobson. northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 p. in. for all points' east and  west via the C. P. It.  .NOKTIirOKT KOIiTE.���������-tteamcr "_,ytfon."  Leaves Northport, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturday-sat 1 p. in.  Leaves Kobson; .outhbound,' Tuesdays and  Fridays ut 6 p. in.  Stages run iu connection with steamer from  Trail Creek Landing to Rossland.   "      ;  KASLO ROUTE.-"Steamer Xelaon."  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.30 p.  in., Wednesdays at 4 p. in., Thursdays ato.SO p.,  in., Saturdays at 5.30 p. in. Connecting on  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with N.  & F. S. Ry. for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Mondays at 4 a. in.,  Wednesdays at 4 a. in., Thursdays at 8 a. m.,  Fridays at 4 n. in. Connecting on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays with N. & F. S. Ry.  for Spokane.  Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay  iRailway at Nelson for points north and south.  HO.V-iEK'S f'EURV BOITI'.-Str. "J..1ii_i_.V  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at 8.00 a. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Uonncr's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at. 1 a. in.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Nelson,  Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 a. n*.  Connects with east and westbound trains on  lhe Great Northern Railway.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc., apply at Company's  ollice, Nelson-  T. Allan, J. W. Troup,  Secretory. ' Manager.  Spokane Fails &  Northern R'y*  Nelson ���������& Fort  Sheppard R'y,  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Sponane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 8.12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returning leave Spoknne Tuesdays,- Thuksdays  nnd Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay-Lake points. --  Passengers for Kettle Eiver nnd Boundary Creek, connectatMarcns with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays ,n_d  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect nt Northport with stage Daily.  Union Steamsllip Go.,B. C, Ld.  HEAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  VANCO"OVEE,   33.   O.  VAN-OUVERTONANAIMO.-S.S. "Cutch"  leaves C..P. It. Wharf daily (Sundays excepted)  at 1:15 p.m.- Cargo ut Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in.   '  N AN AIMOTO "VANCOUVER.���������S.S.-'Cutch"  leaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  . Vancouver and .Viirthern Settlement*.  S.S." Coh-ox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday at 11 a.m., for Port Neville.'calling at all  way ports, rcturnin-*; Wednesday, and on  Thursday at 11 a.m. for all* points as far as  Shoal Bay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until 9 a.m. ���������  MOOIIVVILLE  FEKKY.  Leave Moo'lyvillc���������7, 9, 11:45 a. ni., 2:30, 4:30  p.m.  . i.  . Leave Vancouver���������8, 10:15 a.m.. 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  _2TSteaniers and Scows always available for  Excursion, Towing aiid. Freighting Business.  Storage Accommodation on Co.'s Wharf.  *H'. F. TorPIJVt*, Manager.  Telephone 94. ' P. O. Box 771.  -^  NELSON  LOTS  ���������s.  __;  '_*_  M  _9_  _������_  I  '4  A new Railway under Construction.  \ Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and JiOBSON.  Apply for Price1-, Maps. etc/, to  FRANK FLETCHER   Lund CominIssioncrC. tc K. Ky. Co., Nelson, D.  ESTABLISHED 1886-  INCORPORATED 1895.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  122  CORDOVA  ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  '* ���������Importer* or und wholesale ilealerrs In���������  MINER'S SUPPLIES,  Contractor. Outfits, Shelf and Heavy Hardware,  BAR IRON <- FIRTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  Williams ������ Dawson  LAND SURVEYORS & CIVIL ENGINEERS  519 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  ���������^MINER'S SUPPLIES-������  Thos. Dunn ������ Co., Ltd,  -V^-SrOOTTVElIi,  33.   O-  Carry a full line of the following goods in stock, which they offer at rock bottom prices.   Write for quotations before you purchase your  season's supplies.  STEEL WIRE ROPE, PULLEY BLOCKS, CHAIN, DRILL STEEL,  PICKS, SHOVELS, AXES, DYNAM1TF, FUSE AND CAPS, AND A  GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF HARDWARE, BLACKSMITHS AND  MILL SUPPLIES. i:o  CARPETS | HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNIPS:  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YARD.  TAPESTRY - - at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Pole, with Brass Fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters.' Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 CtS.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts.'up.       -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2.50, with Napkins to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  OOPE & :iroT_j_Nia-,  (168)  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  s-  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods and Sells at  r������ the Lowest Price.  Just Received a Large Consignment of Imported and Domestic Cigars.  Special attention is directed to Good  Cooking Butter at 15c. and Condensed Milk  (October canning) 8 cans for $1.  SYDNEY WILLIAMS, P. L. S., Qualified Member of Surveyoh's Institution, London, (1884 und 85.)  BARKERVILLE,   CARIBOO,   B.   C.  Will be pleased to undertake commissions for English or other firms.    122  PITHER & LEISER  13   YATES   STREET.   VICTORIA,   B.   C .  Importers of Wines, Liquors and Havana Cigars.  - soli: .k'kkts fob ���������  G.E.MUMM'S EXTEA DRY CHAMPAGNE   axih .  PABST'S CELEBRATED MILWAUKEE BEER  *  #  GOOD   STOCK   OF   THE   BEST   BRANDS   OF   WINES   AND   CIGAR  ALWAYS ON HAND. 120  H. McDowell & Co., Ltd.  -WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-  PruggistS  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of-Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail.- Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  H. McDOWEUL & CO, Ld.  2?Si8������ZgV!lS������*-' * VANCOUVER, B. C.  Write to SHELTON & CO. for Catalogue of  FURNITURE  THE LARGEST STOCK ON THE MAINLAND  SHELTON   &   CO.  no}, ..00 anil .til ll.tSTIM'S ST.. V.i.V.OIIVEK, n- V.  123  P. O. box f  Tclephon'1  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO.  S, E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  XKLSON, B. C.    .  DC A T      LCTATC      financial and  IXCAL    CO 1A1C,   ii insurance agents  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collectionsrnade.   Convej-ancing documents drawn up.  - --*,'.-  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  Russian J*a_>er_ In .roaming-.  The front pages of all the Russian  journals still appear with mourning  borders. They will continue to do so for  12 months from the date of the late  czar's death.���������London Tit-Bits.  l>.lal>IUIu-<l im;'.'.  ..HENRY SHORT ii& SON,  GUNMAKERS  Ami Importer* or Kiijim, ICIAc*, Animnnl.  tion or all Kinds,   l-'isliius Tackle  lu t'rrat Variety.  :._ UOIGLA-S STKEKT,  .  VICTOKIA, B. C.  LENZ & LEISER  -"W_E_:C_"X__3S___'rJ"E3-  -(_."   ,   ' ���������,  DRY GOODS  (������lotbing, Rents' jfuunisbinQs, )������tc.  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House in the Trade. 119  Robert Ward & Co., Ld.  COMMISSION MERCHANTS, IMPORTERS,  SHIPPING AND INSURANCE AGENTS  -  MANAGERS BRITISH COLUMBIA CORPORATION, Ld.  , MORTGAGES,  DEBENTURES, TRUSTS, Etc. .  .HcMr*. J. A W. 8t������_r-'������ ratent Doalile Knotted Wctilng, Twine. Me.   Mem... Car It* 4  Uarvey-M Sporting and HUHtlng Powder. 121  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAY  SIioTtest and Quickest    to  Pacific Coasl ai Easier. Point?.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, .  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  (i ��������� _  _S__-_?_������!S THE __0*W"EST.  Greatest Yarioty of Bootes, Bail anil .teasers.'  Leaves Nelson Wednesdays and  Saturdays at 16.30 o'clock, making close  connections- with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J.HAMILTON, IT. E. "MACDONELL,      '      GEO. McL. BROWN,  Agent, Nelson,      Tr_v. Frgt. and Pass, Agt., Kelson.     Dist. Pass. Agt.VanoQUver, the miner, nelson, b. e:, Saturday, august 3i 1895.  Wxt Jttitttc.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  ���������will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, foroneyear on receiptof  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate 0/ /J cents per nonpareil  line first insertion,and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running Jor shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS lo the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and ad-  '   dress of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Aooness  ThbMinbrPrinting A PUBLisMiNQCo  NELSON.   B.C.  PROGRESS.  lt is just as well to keep ourselves  mindful of what is happening to us.  The difference of Nelson to-day and  Nelson of six months ago is very  marked. Then in those bleak winter  days R'-ssland was just budding out.  Nelson marked her rise with envy certainly but without jealousy, and many  Nelson men moved themselves bodily  to the new town and shared in its  prosperity. To-day Nelson would not  change places with' Rossland or any  other inland town in British Columbia.  Nature has decreed that Nelson is to  be the great inland capital and every  day men are doing things to confirm  nature's purposes.  On Thursday last Nelson became a  port of entry, being taken away from  New Westminster. Kaslo, Rossland,  Waneta and Rykerts are now outports  of Nelson, not of New Westminster,  and the income derived from the  duties collected in Kootenay will be  credited to Kootenay and will not go  to help the ancient city of Westminster masquerade as. a port. The  amount of that dutv for the last year  was $89,000.  . The development of the Silver King  with its wire tramway- and its smelter  are no small items in the history of  Nelson's progress. Other mining matters in the vicinity of the town are all  brisker than they have been for a long  time. Until recently the Silver King  was looked upon as Nelson's one  mine. Now there are many claims on'  Toad Mountain and.the adjacent hills  in the hands of men who will make  minesof them. On the Salmon River,  or rather on Sheep Creek, a tributary,  the existence of an extensive ledge of  valuable ore is being proved further  every day. If il turns out to be a rich  camp, no doubt efforts will be made to  drag its trade and its profits to the  other side of the line, but the nature  of the ore appears, as far as can be  seen at present, to fit it admirably for  the needs of the Nelson smelter. With  that institution in full blast it will be  strange if we cannot hold up our end.  Among minor industries the establishment of a branch of the B. C. Iron  Works at Nelson is entitled to first  place, and it is not unlikely that one  or ,niore wholesale houses from the  ��������� East may establish their headquarters  here.  THE BUREAU OF MINES:  The   Bureau   of    Mines    has   been  established  at   last.     The   bare   fact  reaches us without any information as  : to the officer who is to preside over it.  The. papers are full of the duties of this  official and gravely state what he is  to do and how he is to do it. Putting  it shortly the first qualification must be  that he is a good advertising agent.  His business is to advertise throughout  thc world that we have valuable property for sale in British Columbia. In  cairying out this work he proceeds in  much the same manner as the advertising agents of a firm of soap boilers,  or of pill makers or of any of the other  trades that are run on puffs. Only  there is one difference. Our man must  make use of facts only in puffing his'  wares. He.must not produce as his  evidence letters from obscure people  in obscure places saying that their land  . is full of $100 nuggets, but he must  grasp all the facts that can be got out  of Customs returns, ship, manifests,  and other official documents and pub-  lish them to the world far and wide.  Other papers, such as smelter returns,  reports of mine owners and the like,  he must read with the eye of a mining  expert, a man of the world and au  honest man, and his name must be  such that his reports when put forth  carry with them the stamp of authority; In order to see how admirably all  thesa things are done the Government  would do well to send their man to  the great mining colonies of Australia,  and even to New Zealand. This latter  is scarcely known as a gold producer  arid hardly compares, at all with her  sisters, but all the same she has put  out five times as much gold as British  Columbia and her Department is admirably managed. It is said that an  exhibition of British Columbia minerals will Hist be , placed on view in  the Provincial museum. This is a small,  badly lighted, ancient building crowded  with objects of more or less interest,  from the keel of H.M.S.Amphion after  running on a,rock to the stuffed cai-  cass of a musk ox from the far north.  There are , Siwash gods and hugs  galore and huge monsters from the  briny deep and faded birds and old  coins and butterflies and beetles, but  there is no room for a collection of  minerals, much less for the office of  the chief.  If the Government goes into this  thing it must keep up with the times,  ft is on a par with the Agent General.  The public has become accustomed to  palatial offices with men of great  ability and high standing in them and  they are not going to spend their dollars in a niggardly little shop somewhere round the corner in a street  they never heard of. If British Columbia is to enter the lists with the  great Colonies she must do so as a  great Colony herself, which she has a  right to be, and not as a Province of  Canada. When; Western Australia  started in the business she had only a  population of 30,000. British Columbia  has H0,00i).  The Province thinks that the head  of the Bureau should be, other things  being, equal, a Canadian. We do not  agree with them. An Englishman of  great reputation would carry more  weight in London, or an American in  New York, where he is known, than  any Canadian and that is what we  want the man for. On the principle  the Province acts upon, the chief  ought to he a British Columbian with  the question of whether he is to be a  Carib.ee or a Kotenee left to be fought  out between these two districts. The  advantages of having the Kootenay  mines advocated by a Kootenay man  are so obvious that even the Province  may learn a lesson in  logic therefrom.  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  rpAKE Notice that John Elliot, as Agent  JL for Samuel Stongo and Alfred Cabana has  filed the necessary papers and made amplication for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral,  claim "Enterprise," situated in thc Trail Creole  Mining Division of VVest Kootenay.  jfr-Advurso claimants, if any, must iile their ob-  jectiwiis with ine within 60 days from the date  ofthi- publication in thc British Columbia  Oazeti.. "  "  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, Aug. 1,1895.   (175-3.8,5)  AN UNMISTAKEABLE SIGN.  In the new House of Commons the  Conservatives have a., clear majority  of 15 over all the other parties combined, but as the new Government is  formed by a coalition of Conservatives  and Liberal Unionists they have a  majority of something like 130. Lord  Salisbury's answer to the ignorant,and  blatant asses who glibly talk about doing away with the House of Lords is  significant and unmistakeable He has  taken eight peers into his cabinet.  - The result of this election has proved  the usefulness of the House of Lords  in the most conclusive way. It will  be remembered .that- when Mb. Gladstone, by the aid of his Irish allies,  passed the Home Rule Bill in the Commons the Lords promptly threw it out,  knowing perfectly well that it was  passed against the wishes of the  majority of the English people. To  have let the bill go by 'would have  been to allow the minority in Ireland  to rule the majority in England. This  would be contrary to the spirit of the  constitution of the United Kingdom,  which upholds government by majority. Mb. Gladstone if he had had  any confidence whatever in the soundness of his cause would promptly have  dissolved the House and had a general  election, with the result of which the  Lords would have immediately coincided. He did not do this but got a  bad eye and retired with much muttering against the Upper House. His  party, weak at first, and getting worse  all the time, finally fell to pieces of its  own accotd and in returning a thump  ing Unionist majority the people have  unmistakably���������shown-their���������approval  of the action of the House of Peers.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that John Elliot, as Agent for  Samuol Stongo and Alfred Cabana has  filed the necessary papers and made application  for a Crown Grant In favour of the mineral  claim "Iron Horso" situated in the Trail Creole  Mining Division of thc District of West  Kootenay,  Adverse, claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within IK) days from tho  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson, Aug. 1, 1805. [17.-3.8,_J  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  The Province is responsible for the  following: The other day a British  Columbian school boy or girl���������it matters not which���������was asked to give the  derivation of the word Canada, und  this is how he or she accounted for it;  "In the old days when the Hudson's  Bay Company had plenty of dealings  with the Indians they used to keep  them in good humour and get more  furs out. of them hy giving a daily  supply of spirits. These were served  out at the rate of a can a day and in  time this got to be the name of the  country."  When Mr. Shaughnessy the Vice  President of the C. P. R. was here the  other day, he told us that his visit had  no special signitiance-and- we said so.  We had no desire to bothei our readers  with useless paiticulars. Other journals ofthe Province have not been so  kind and- there are columns of Shaughnessy talks. - In these the ..following  phrases occur, "Mr. S. expressed his  confidence iu the future of Kootenay."  "The C. P. R. would do all in its power  etc" (this phrase is so well known that  it is not worth continuing) "when he  returned to Montreal the feasibility of  a scheme of constructing a 'Irailway  from Trail to Robson or from Nelson  to Balfour���������or from Three Forks to  Sandon���������or from there to h���������11 would  be carefully considered." (The latter  place is a.great smelting centre. Its  representatives are very active in  Kootenay.) If idiotic reporters will go  and bother big men they must expect  this kind of twaddle. It is not.the big  bugs fault. They have got to be polite  and say something and so they stuff up  the unfortunate man- with strings of  empty words and send him forth,-often  with morewhiskey than he can' conveniently carry to print them.  In one of the Vancouver papers however there appears one colour in all  the great pan of dirt. The Vice President is credited with saying, that although the C. P. R, could not build, a  smelter, some of the shareholders in  the'eompany who were rich men and  interested in mining might do so.  That may mean a very great deal.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  T*t AKE Notico that John Elliot as Agent for  JL Samuel Slongc and Alfred Cabana has  filed thc necessary papers und tnndc application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim Monte Cristo situated in the Trail Creek  MininK Division of West Kootenay.  , Ad v erse claimants, if any must Illo their objections with mc within GO days from tho date  of this publication in thc British Columbia  Gazette.  Dated at Nelson,'B. C, Aug. 1st 1895.  ���������-" N. FITZSTUBBS,  (171-3.8.5.) Government Agent.  I}y QYelegr-arm.  YEjjossland, J^. G.  18 July, '95..  QYhe Q'ozvnsite at QYircuiZ  iviZl he. on the }������aT~ket  onjfonday next, QQnd  of July.  ���������WD _������'. 8. QYopping.  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  rp AKK Notice that Edmond Hancy has filed  J_ the necessary papers.and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Legal Tender" situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of the District of "V\ est  Kooteuay.  Adverse claimants' if any, must file their  objections with me within 60 days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,    ,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, Aug. 1, 1805. [177-3,8,5]  Notice of Application for License. ������������������  Notice is hereby given that thirty days after  date, I, the undersigned intend to apply for a  license to sell wines and liquors by retail atmy  Hotel at Rossland.  MRS. T. B. LEWIS.  29 June, 1895. 155  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE Notice that Philip Aspinwall has filed  JL the necessary papers, and made application  for a Crown Grant in favor of the Mineral  Claim "Kootenay", situated in the Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse Claimants, if any, must file their  objections within sixty days from the date of  this publication in the British Columbia Gazette. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, llth June, 1895. 152  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  ���������������������������-������������������ c-  TAKE Notice that A. B. Irwin, Agent for  the Trail Mining Company, has Hied the  necessary papers, and made application for a  Crown Urant in favor of the Mineral Claim  "Columbia," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  _ Adverse Claimants, if any, must file their objections within sixty days from the date of this  publication in thc British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  _ Gov't Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, l_th June, 1895. 151  Notice of Application for Timber Lease.  "T IIEIIEBY give notice that I mean to, apply  JL to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for a lease of nine hundred and sixty  acres of timber land; more or less.  Tho land in question is situated along Crawford Creek, about eleven miles from the head  of!(_ rawford Bay, and may be described as  follows;  Commencing at a post situated on the right  bank of Crawford Creek about eleven miles  from its mouth and also about one mile east of  thoN. W. corner of T. G. Procter's claim,  thence east 100 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence south 10 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains to  the point of commencement, and containing  9G0 acres, more or less.  A, C. HOUGHTON.  Balfour, July 17th, 1895. (163,27, 7, 5)  Notice of Application for Timber Lease.  J   HERE BY give notioc that I mean to apply  to the Chief- Commissioner of Lands and  orks for a lease of nine hundred and sixty  acres of timber lands, more or less.  The land in question is situated along Crawford Creek, about twelve and one half miles  from the head of Crawford Bay, adjoining' a  timber limit staked by A. C. Houghton and  may be described as follows :  Commencing at a post planted at thc southwest corner of said limit, about twelve and one  half miles from Crawford Bay and about six  hundred-feet northof-Crawford-Creek,-thence  cast 160 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains, more or  less, to thc point of commencement, containing  900acres, be thc same more or less.  (Signed] D. It. IRVINE.  Balfour 17th July, 1895. (164, 27, 7, 5)  Notice of Application for Timber Lease.  T HEREBY give notice that I mean to apply  JL to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for a lease of nine hundred and sixty  acres of timber land, more or less.  The land in question is situated about the  junction of the Hooker and Crawford Creeks,  about ten miles from the head of Crawford Bay  and may be described as follows:  Conimuncing at a post planted about one  thousand feet north of the junction of Crawford and Hooker Creeks, anil about leu miles  from the mouth of Crawford Creek, Llionce  south 00 ehaiiiH, llieuce cast 160 chains, thence  north 60 chains, thence west 160 chains, more or  less, to the point of commencement, containing  960 acres, more or less.  T. G. PROCTER.  Balfour, 17thJuly, 1895. (10... 27, 7, 5)  NOTICE  rpAKE NOTICE that A. S. Farwell. as ugeni  X. for John Miles has liled the necessary pallors and made application for a Crown Grant in  favour of the mineral claim "Paradise"situated  in tho Nelson Mining Division of West Kootenai- District.,  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their objections with me within Of) days from the date  of thc lirst appearance of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette.  ,  ���������- NT. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, June 3. 1896. 8. 6, '95.        (116)  TAKE  NOTICE  That John Elliott, as agent for D. M. Drumhellcr, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favor of tlie  mineral claim "Evening Star situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenav.  Adverse claimants, if any, must iile their on-  jections within 60 days Ifrom the date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. KIT55STUBBS,  Government Agent  Dated Nelson, B. C, July 18, 1895.   (162 20, 7,5).  PATIENCE REWARDED.  THE OLD LOCATION COMING TO  THE FBOKT.  A Chance for Speculators   Who  Were   Too  Late at It .s.laiid.  KODAK   AGENTS  Amateur Work Developed.  Photographic gun-tries Supplied,  FLEMING   BROTHERS  61 Government Street, Victoria.       98  MINERS  HOTELKEEPERS and  ALL OTHERS.  "\irT_f"V" SEND your money out of the  TT JLX JL country for provisions when  you can do as well in tlie province. You make  your money in British Columbia and it is your  DUTY to leave part of it here rather than to send  it away. We are well aware that you are cut  oft'from thc coast just now, but wo want you  to study thc following price list and to send us  your orders as soon as communications with us  are open. We guarantee all goods of the finest  quality and defy all competition.  _?_=JIC__3   LIST.  Freight Rate to Nelson  per 100 lbs.  BAKING POWDER.  Dr. Price's, 12 oz. tins per doz (5 00  Dr. Price's, 2i lb tin, each  1 40  Dr. Price's, 4 lb tin, each  2 00  Royal, 12 oz. tins, per doz 5 00  Cook's Choice, 2. lb tin, each     65 - $1.70  Cook's Choice, 5 lb tins, each 100  Diamond, 1 lb tin, per doz 3 00  Eagle (very good quality) 1 lb tins  perdoz ��������� 4 20,  CEREALS.  Rolled oats, National Mills, 901b sack 3 85*\  "        25 sack  110  Superior, 90 lb sack 3 75  "        National Mills, 7 lb sack   35  Oatmeal, 10 lb sack     45  per 100 lbs  4 00  Corn meal, 10 lb sacks   35.  CHEESE.  Best Ontario (by the drum) per lb.. lo_*i  N. W. T. cheese, per lb 13. to 161  Limburger, 2 tt> each  45 f  Swiss,-*per lb  40 J    6  *kage  10*1    3al  '8,11b  25f  ilb :.... SO;  Currants, per lb (C)  Cocoa, Fry's I lb package  "     Bulk, per lb..  "     Van Houtcn'i  Coal oil (best American) per case... 3 50  Canned Peas, per doz  110  "     Corn,    "        110  "     Beans,  "        115  "     Tomatoes, per doz 125  "     Apricots (California)doz... 2 75  "     Peaches  and Pears   (Cali-:,  fornia) doz  2  Corned Beef, 2 lb tins, per doz  2 90  Roast Beef, 2 lb tins, perdoz  2 90  Coit'ee, Turkish, 10 lb tins, per lb...    35  ���������   "        2 lb tins, each ....    75  "     Royal Java, 25 lb tins, per lb    20  Evaporated Apples, per lb     12.  "      50 lb box     11  " Apricots and Peaches.    12J  " Apricots and Peaches,  25 lbs or over     Hi  Sugar, Granulated, per lb       4������  Sugar, Yellow, per lb       4.  Syrup, 5 gallon keg  2 25-,  "     lgallontin     60.  "     Maple, 1 gallon  1 OOj  Soap, Electric, 50 lb box 2 50  "     Yellow  2 00  ���������'     French Castile 2J lb bar     50  Raisins, Valencias, per lb       7  "      Sultanas, per lb     11  Rice, China, per mat *  190  "     Japan, per sack.:  240  -���������----���������������������������---'���������"MISCELLANEOUS.   Pickles, 1 gal. keg     80  3 gal. keg  2 25  Candles. 14 oz., 20 lb box  2 50  T. & B. Tobacco, 3 plugs for     65  P. of W. chewing, per lb     57  Macaroni and"Vermicell, per box..    85  Washing Soda, 100 lb. sack  1 25  Jams and Jellies, 71b pails     70*i  " "       5 lb pails     50/  Marmalade, 5 Ib pail     75'-  Salt, fine English, 50 lb sack     65  Salt, coarse, 100 lb sack     85  Meats at regular market price.   ...  91.18  $1.52  $1.70  $1.95  $1.70  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.70  1.70  1.25  1.25  1.52  1.25  1.25  1.25  1.70  1.70  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.52  1.70  1.25  1.52  1.25  1.25  We handle everything in thc grocery and pro  vision line. If there is anything you want not  on this list -write for quotation. Tk_s from  16c. per lb.   Samples sent free on application.  TKtt.tt* :   ChhIi with Order. .  Reference���������Bank of Biiii'isil Colu.mhia.  IN THE MATTER OF THE    TRAMWAY COMPANY INCORPORATION ACT, 1895.  "VTOTICE is hereby given that wc, thc under-  ___���������. signed, intend to form a Company, 10 be  called "The Columbia and Rossland Tramway  Company," for the purpose of building, equipping and operating a tramway, and constructing, equipping and operating a telephone and  telegraph line in connection therewith, between  some point on the Columbia River, at or near  the mouth of Trail Creek, by a practicable  route along or in the vicinity of the valley of  said creek to some convenient point at or near  Rossland Alining Camp, all in the West Kootenay Electoral District, with power to construct  branches to connect with any mines iu the  vicinity of thc proposed tramway.  Dated this 17th day of June, 1S95.  F. B. PEMBERTOX,  (153) R. G. TATLOW*.  . S. GINTZBURGER, PROP.  18^.KS^ Vancouver.  X. B.���������Where not otherwise specified prices  are the same whether you buy the uniihokkn  I'ackaok or 11V tiik !'Ouni>, by the dozen or by  a single piece. 81  THE MINER can be obtained from  tbe following agents :  Victoria, The Province Publishing Co.  Vanoouveu, The News Stand, Hotel Vancouver,  New Dekvek, Messrs. Armit & Rashdall.  RossiiAND, Keefer & Hall.  Pilot Bay, Gilker & WellB.  Kaslo, Kennedy & Porter.  Nelson, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley  and the  MINEB PRINTING- & PUB. OO..Lt_.  HON IRONWORKS  SAN PRAN0IS00, GAL;  A  SPECIALTY.  MINING  MACHINERY  JESSOP'S  STEEL  THE BEST MINING  STEEL IN THE WORLD.  It will pay you to write to us for prices  of this  ������   c     celebrated make of steel, for which we have been  appointed Sole Agents for B. C.   We will quote  @ delivered at nearest station or  steamboat land  ing to your mine.    Correspondence solicited.  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld.  YIOTOEIA,  _B_   CJ-  us  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour on the Kootenay Outlet,  is open for the reception of Visitors.  Best Fishing on the River,  Lawn Tennis Grounds,  Sail and Rowing Boats.  Especially Suitable for Picnic Parties.  By means of moveable partitions, a large part  ofthe Hotel can be made into a Ball Room on the  shortest notice.  Prices Moderate.  148  PROCTOR, BUSK & WEST,  Proprietors.  RIESTERER'S  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. O.  BREWERY  *  Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  BEER  Draught Beer at; 50c per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  Ottnt-KS CAS HV IKtT AT HIUKK'S IMKC'KY.  HAll   iWm.US   HltOMI'TlY   ATTt'MIMI   TO.  R. RIESTERER, Prop.  88  ������  Tremaine steam S tamp Ui__  THE LATEST PRACTICAL MINING-  MACHINE NOW PERFECTED   .lllKhe-it Award nt World's .air Chicago.)  The machine consists of a Two Stamp Prospecting Mill, and is capable of nuttinij  through Six Tons per diem. The en tiie plant consists of Boiler. Steam Pump  and Copper Tables. Weight, 2,800 pounds. It is built in sections which can b#  taken apart and easily transported by pack animals. These Mills can be erected  and placed in running order at from 82,000 to 82.500, according to locality.. Foil  particulars from���������:���������. " ' **   M. S. DAVYS, sole Agent  isr__;i_so_5T, _3. o.  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 Tkemaine Steam Stamp Mill in the Mining Building. It was a positive  novelty to the great majority of miuing men. It commanded attention by reason  of its simplicity and evident practibility. Experienced mining engineers were  astonished to learn that such a machine had been in successful operation for over  two years in the extreme north-western part of the United States. (9)  *    *    *    *    *    The Place to Stop at Vancouver is  The Manor House.  This old and favourite House has been entirely refitted  from top to bottom; The Kitchen is under the charge  of the best French Chef on the Coast.  P.H.   EMERSON.  150 Proprietor.  Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who  Has Not Got a Gale.-Shakespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WOULD  GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses;  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above goods can be put up in very small compass for packing and can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents,  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,   Rossland.  or direct from George Gale &  Sons,-Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty.  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. U60, THE MINER, NELSON, B.,C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3, 1895.  During the election in the county of  Norfolk, Mr, Rider Haggard"tbe well  known novelist was savagely attacked  by a mob. Lord Wodeliniis. tlit; eldest  son of the Earl of Kimberley who was  one of the ringleaders of the mob has  been fined for his participation in the  til-iiir. _  A special from 'Curacoa, Venezuela  says: Advices from England indicate  that Lord Salisbury is stubbornly opposed to submitting the whole British-  Venezuelan question to arbitration.  The general opinion is that it, will be  much more difficult Lo settle the question with him at (he head of the government than with Lord Rosebery.  WANTED  EMI'LOVJIKNT HY A YOUNG MAN.  J Considerable o(!l._ experience, i.li.-li'.  knowluclK-of (Irnfliiiic Good Itol'ereiice-. Not  particular as to kind of work. Address,  L. K. N\, cure Tiik _Iin'i*u.  $2.50   REWARD!  -MINI.Vi*. AGENTS.  M. I. M. E.  IM. I. M. & M.  LOST alonj; the line of the C. & K. Railway  about two iniles from Nelson  A JAPANNED  TIN   BOX  Containing a quantity of  FiSHiisra- t___c_____,e.  Ah each article is marked with the maker',  name, ,*, Fiirlow, KM ..Irunil, Liimlun, it can  be easily identified. '  The above reward will be paid to any one  brini?iiiL'.the bo** and contents to Till* Mineb  Office. (173)  SIMPSON! CO.  Successors to  International Gommission Go  liii|>-irler������ -iimI WholcHale  Dealer* in  POULTRY,  VEGETABLES,  FEED,   FRUIT and  GENERAL PRODUCE.  Sole Anei't* .or Koo'emiy for lhe 1'ele,  braleH ImiK'rliil Ruby Hlrds-t'ye  Tvlsl Tolmcco.  CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED-  3STEI_.SO_LSr- _B. C.  |(52)  SIMPSOX A- CO., _������ro)irl--t-������r-4.  THE DIPLOCK  LI-VCIT-SID.   WIIOU'SllK ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  - son; m'e.vts ro������ -  Brinsniead & Nordheiine. Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Gases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. 125  SHERIFFS SALE.  NOTICE OF SALE BY SHERIFF.  In the Supreme Court ok British Columbia  Between  J. Fred. Hume & Co.  and  The Cotton.wood Gold Mining  Company, Limited, Forcitrn...  ....Plaintiffs  .Defendants.  In obedience to'a writ of of Fieri Facias issued  out of the above Court, to mc directed in the  above suit for the sum of Sl.'tC.ll, debts and  costs, tOKethcr with interest oil thc same besides sherilf's fees, poundage, and other expenses  of this execution, I have seized and will offer  for sale by 1'ubtic Auction, at the front of the  Court House, Nelson. B.C., on Monday, the 15th  day of July, 1805, at, 12 o'clock, noon, all the  right, title and interest of the above Defendants in thc lands described below or sufllcicnt  thereof to satisfy Lhe Judgment debt and costs  in this action.  _������������������-���������  a ������.  = ���������_  c_-  ��������� sj_  e ?  _ ������  <5������  UC5  *.  ' c  e  o   ���������  '.*_  _*  .5>:  f.  ;_  r-.  -.5  ������o  _  to  ol   :  1^ c  _ ������  .2*3  S-5  <J  *o =i  "SO  a  O ���������  o  h_  ������  _"J _ ='  .*-"������. ������^  t>  .  0  ���������ft  0  _._;  ,__.  9 'J  O  -  d   '/j  0 s  O  *J*���������  ~  __  '   r*  ~t 0  *p  *a  a  *G  . 3  J 0  -J _-  *   O  ?1������  ���������*=_  '-���������  c  2  .-������  ._  I  -  0  1  f.  o  B.C..AMPBELL-JOHN..ON  Ml MX' FXil.VKKK,  - .tlKTALLliKUlST  c AM*   lSSllEB.  638 GRANVILLE ST ,  ���������v_A.jsrooxj_v__]_=e     =     b. o.  J. H. BROWNLEE  MINING BROKER.  S(i  .VICTORIA. B. C,  T.    H.    CALLAND  MI.IMI IIKOKKK iiml  HEAL KSTATK .HiKM.  o  521 Hastings* Street, VANCOUVER, B. 0.  l.'orr_-i|ti'iHlfiicv Still-'lletl. 121  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IXSIiKAXCI* und ��������� - ���������  COMMISSION AUK.NT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON. B. C.  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existingMining location.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Arc Prepared to lulrailucc MIiiIukPropositions from tbe Uoolenay lo  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPITALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and' otherwise act in the interests of owners in theB. C. Mining  Centres.  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance,Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. [166)  &  BROKERS.  ~~Mining~and Sharebrokers  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in  Mining and Industrial Stocks  and Shares.  BEAl   r'ST'lTt'   *.\P    lOAXS.  McFarland & Mahon,  VANCOUVER. (itf)  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  -THK   NKW,    FAST-  Mfesetl Gold Extracting; Co., Limited.  THE McARTHUR-FORREST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  Parties having rebellious Goj.d and Silver Ores for treatment and want  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full costs of treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   RELLEW-HARVEY,   R.  C.  S.  STJ_?_3-=-I_SrTE3SrX.__]_SrT:,  ^T-A._i-Nrco"cr-vE_R_ _b_ c  12ti  NOTICE.  HIS HONOUR, TIIE UKUTRNANT-  Govornoi'in Council, under and by virtue  of the ���������'Supreme Court Act," lius boon pleased  to order that the hong Vacation lo be observed  in the Supreme Court shall commence on the  loth day of August, 18(15, and end on thc 21th  day of October, 1895, and further that Hule ~3t>  of the "Supreme Court Rules, 18!M)," in so far  as it conflicts with this order, be susi ended.  . By Command^  JAMES J1AKEU,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  23rd July, 1893. (171)  Provincial Sccrftary's onice.  HIS  HONOUR,  tho   Lieutenant-Governor  .   has been pleased to make the following  appointments:���������  loth July, 1S95.  Joski'ii Dek Gkaiiam, of tlio Town of Revelstoke, Esquire, to be Gold Commissioner for  that portion of the West Kootenay Klcctoral'  District contained within the Rev.I-.'tokc,  Illccillewaet, Lardeau und Trout Lake Milling  Divisions.  Napoleon Fitzstuiuis, of the Town of Nelson, ICs'iuirc, S. M��������� to be Gold Commissioner  for that portion of the VVest Kootenay Klcctoral District contained within the Ainsworth,  Slocan, Nelson, Trail Creek and Gout River  Mining Divisions, in lieu of his appointment  for the whole of thc said Electoral District.  (169)  BOARD OF HORTICULTURE.  THE ATTENTION of the Public is hereby  directed to the provisions of the Rules  and Regulations of the Hoard, which require  shipments of fruit and nursery stock entering;  the Province to be delivered at a Quarantine  Station for inspection, and without which it is  illegal to dispose of such fruit or nursery stock.  Importers may, however, if thoy desire it,  have the inspection done at other.points, provided they pay all the attendant expenses.  Nelson is the Quarantine Station for West  Kootenay and George R. G. O'Driscoll. Ksq., is  Quarantine Olticer.  JAMES It. ANDERSON,  Member Hoard of Horticulture, Secretary.  Office of the Board of Horticulture, "|  Department of Agriculture, >  21 July, 1895, Victoria, B.  C.     J       (172)  NOTICE.  "T^OTICE is hereby given-, that the under-  ___". mentioned respective amounts wilt bo  paid as bounty for the head of every panther,  or wolf coyote killed in a settled district of the  Province on the certilicate of a Justice of thc  Peace thatsuch animal was killed in iv settlement, and tha.lhc head was produced to and-  destroyed by him, namely:���������  For each panther, seven dollars  and  fifty  cents (.7.50).  For each wolf, two dollars (S2.00).  For each coyote, one dollar (81.00).  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  (26) 22nd August, 1864. ���������  'Fire   Insurance   Policy   Acf,   1.9������."   An  Amcn-lcd by   lhe "Fire  Insurance  Policy Amendment Acl, 1805."  *VJ OTICE is hereby given that His Honour  -������-' the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed the commencement of " An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from the 1st day of July, 181)5,  until tho 1st day of August, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  29th June,'1895. " (97)  NOTICE.  A SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT  of Kootenay will be held at Ro> stand on  Friday, 10th August, 18!)5; at the Court House,  Nelson, on Wednesday, llth September. 1895,  and at Kaslo on Friday, 13th September, 1895.  T. II. GIFFIN,  (170) Registrar of thc Court.  S. S, Alberta  TABLE  Showing the Mute* and Places of* Colin* <>l"  or Assize, .Msl Prlnx. Oyer niul Terminer. iiikI lieiicriil <'uol delivery I'or Hie  Voir |H������.*>.  FALL ASSIZES.  Clinton.<��������� Thursday .26th September  Richfield Monday.. ._0lh September  Kamloops Monday 7lh October  Vernon  Monday llth October  Lytton Friday llth October  New Westminster..'. Wcdnesday.lithNovember  -Vancouver"TT.TrrrvrM'oiiday:. .llth November-  Victoria Tuesday...Ullh November  Nanaimo Tuesday..,2tith November  ���������Special Assize. 117  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  ���������   at 8 a. m.: Thursday at 9 a. in.: Tuesdays  and Fridays at 7 a. 111.  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p. 111.; Tuesday and Fri-  >    dnyat.p.in.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  points and all outgoing and incoming trains of  theC. P. R. at Nelson.  Thc steamer is newly equipped in every particular, is lit throughout by electricity,- and  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for thc comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in effect 16th May,  1895, subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH, GEO. F. HAYWARD,  Purser.      131 Waste  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  S. REDGRAVE,  Sheriff of Kootenay  Land"Regis.hy Oi*rici", Victoria,        i  26th day of April, 18ft*?, 11:20 o'clock, a. m.    j  I hereby certify that thc following are the on-1  lyiudgments registeredin  this Ollice against j  the real estate of the Cottonwood Gold Mining  Company, Limited (Foreign), viz: loth  March,  1891, Judgment of thc County Court, of Koote-.  nay. obtained 26th April. 1893, by J. Fred Hume  & Co., against tho Cottonwood Gold  Mining  Company,  Limited (Foreign), for 8377.29 debt  and cost!-, Registered under the number 236 on  the 19th March, 18.01. ��������� ,  3rd October, 1891. Judgment of thc Supreme  Court of British Columbia, obtained the _lh  June, 1891. by J. Fred Hume & Co. against the  Cottonwood Gold Mining Company, Limited  (Foreign), for S1M.M debt and costs. Registered  under the number 112 on the 5th October, 1891.  rsEAl.] S. Y. WOOTTON,  Deputy Registrar General.  F. M. McLeod, Esq. '!  Barrister, &e. Nelson, B. C.  .  S. REDGRAVE.  SherifFof Kootenay.  The above sale is adjourned until Monday,  2nd of Sept ember next, at the same time and  place.  ��������� S. REDGRAVE, Sheriff.  14. '       o      per w; P. K.  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Oidere' sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or. Ainsworth, with whom arrangements canbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Rusk, Biilfour, will  receive prompt attention. (19)  Page Ponsford Bros.  Hastings Street, Vancouver. II. O.  DIRECT IMP0ETEES 0T ALL HIGH-  ���������'    ' CLASS'ENGLISH MEN'S  ���������   - FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's. Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. jaegers  Cartwrigh.& Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAIL OK������EK_ PKOMI'TLY ATTEVOEOTO.  i3"  XTOTICE IS HHRl-BY GIVEN, in  -^ " accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax nnd .-ill  taxes levied under tlie "Asac^inent  Act" are now tluo for tlie year l_'J_. All  of the above named taxes, collectible  within the Southern Division of the  District of West Kootenay, are now  payable at my oflice.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1895���������  -One-half of one per cent, on real property.  Two per cent, on the asse.sed value  of wild land.  One-third of one per cent, on personal property.  ��������� One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1895���������  Two-thirds of" one per cent,  on real  property.  Two and one-half per cent,  on the  assessed' value of wild land.  One half of one per cent, on personal  property.  "' Three-fourths of   one per   cent,  on  income...  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  male person over 18 years.    .  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 2Gth, 18Pf 78  NORTHERN  IN    PACIFIC R, R.  R  N #  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  TO  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS   *  SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00.  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP.  TROUSERS FROM"$6.50 UP.   A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. o6  /ST. I'.ll.'-.  MIWEAHOLIM  IMLIITII  _-.H������'0  <-K...\D    FORKS  CKOOKSTO.V  iri.N'KII'EI' ,.{  II ELENA anil  \K_TTE   .  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  CHICAGO  Y-ASIIIM-TOX  I-IIILAIDKLI'IIIA  NEW YORK -c  ���������tOSTO*. und nil  Folnts Eiif-t,  West ami .South.  k-V-V-Vi  i  j(  &  Provincial Land Surveyors.  Okfjce:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND,   B. C.  no  For information, time cards, i/iaps and tickets,  - call on or write  H.  G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  F. /.">.  GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  or  A. D. CHAKLTON,  Asst. Gent. Pass. Agent, Portland.'. Oregon.  137  ��������� OLD COUNTRY BOOT STORE. ���������  *%  SPECIAL TO MINERS AND PROSPECTORS.  . Old Country Boots .  OF  IMPERISHABLE   LEATHER.  WARRANTED    DAMP    PROOF.  CT_A._MI_EDS PEEB]  l*/*-*/**/*  91 JOHNSON STREET, VICTORIA.  %<%%%%%%^%%%^%%%%^%%^  P  ut Your Best Foot  Foremost  . . . . .  . . . . ���������  . . . . >  t # . .  ���������  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.  Something Altogether New  The last lot of foot-wear just received at the P.O. Store.  Everything from the most delicate patent leather shoe to  the heaviest ���������  MINER'S   BOOT.  The Stock of Light and Airy   Headgear is rapidly being  exhausted by our most prominent citizens.    Be in time.  Pace's Best Brands of' Tobacco, both cut and plug, fresh  from the factory. _^   Flies and Fishing Tackle, Canvas Shoes.  CIGARS, WHOLESALE AND BETAIL,  A FINE LINE TO CHOOSE FROM.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  100  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers of All Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and  Marine Work a Specialty.  -OLE   MAKllF.tCTVUKItt'   OF   TIIK  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber������Valves, Rubber and Leather  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINJHNGPUMPSFOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVER, B. 0.  D.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION.      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretarr-Treasnrer. Manaeer  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895.  My Fall Goods are now arriving and roy  Stock in a few days will be complete.  Every Novelty of the Season, including the  "Lee Metford" "Armory Kifle, Eley's "Pegamoid" Paper Shells, and the "Wincbester  Model, 1894."  Shot Guns from the factory of  \V. II. Tis-  dall, W.W. Greener, J. P. Clabrough & Bro. ���������  and W. Richards.  Trappers' Supplies.  Catalogue Just Out.  CHAS. E. T.SDALL  am  VANCOUVER.

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