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The Miner Sep 28, 1895

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 r  "^f/Cr<- pi;    ���������_. THE MINES IN K0CTENAY AEE  "'^���������^'���������!.ri-"���������'--" AMONG THE KIOHEST IN.  AMEEIOA.  TEE OBES ABE HIGH-GfiADE IN  GOLD, SILVEB, OOPPEB  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 267.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  September 28,   189-  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YORK.  Sept.-     21        23        2������        35        _6  Silver 6W....0__���������(M5_���������WJ_ ..Xf>\  Load 315 ...315 ...315 ilo ...315  ORK SHU'MKNTS.  No returns to hand since last week.  Total shipments since June 1, 1895:  Nelson   Ainsworth   Trail Creek ((.old ore)   Slocan via Nakusp   Slocan via Kaslo   TONS  ?n.H  1   ')"  i'ij  7,r..!_  HULLIOX SHIPMENTS.  The stack at Pilot Bay is still closed down.  Total shipments since June, 1890, 11W) tons,  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  MINING TRANSFERS.  NELSON.  September 20��������� .  Louceil-Jas A MeVichio to C A linns, i, i. 1-  "^afgary���������mTh. McNeill McLeod to Neil J'c-  Leod, ail, SI.  *^'S?JJto������*?T-iaao. Iloldon   to   Hugh   Nixon,  J, ������T5.  Toronto���������Swan ifolson to M. Nelson, i, 81.  NEW   DENVER.  September 9��������� ,   ���������,.  ���������      . ,.    ,    T  Mc-llcy���������T McGown and  >V  Franklin to J  Wallace. I, $1.'  Molley���������T McGown and W Franklin to J K  aiaudK, "World's "Fair, Bonanza King, Km'**;  ville and Noble Five. Miss F A Hcnnessy to I.  Dumey, 1-5, $20.  September 11��������� , .. ���������,,������������������,. r -.  Washing on Fraction. Carlottc. Herbeit, t _  Porter to Hank of Montreal, all, $100.  S _?aboV-K Tlxiwcry to L Soran 2-9, $1.  Marion���������F LMelnncr to A J Marks, i. $1.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  NELSON*.  S1_aetow^y-Mrs. McNeil McLeod, Toad Mt.  September 21���������  Cariboo-M. J. Will, Toad JU  Narrow Ouagc���������Mrs. Neil McLeod, (to.  'SAlaece-Mack Cyr, Duck Ck. Columbia It.  September 25���������  -   Ivy���������K J Uoberta, balnion River.       ������  Spokane Helle-B W Howden. do.  September 26��������� . .  Fitzroy���������Thos Booth, Whitewater crook.  NKW IH'NVKH.  September 12��������� ' "  l'Oiianza���������1 Woods, Carpenter creek.  Kvulln���������C H I/Jcii-on, Sandon creek. It,:,:  Ibex���������EG SiuuiLli. _..m'<ju i-ruel:.  May Flower 7���������F McLeod, Lemon ere-.*.  Albemarle���������11 H Cardwell, Carpenter creok.  *1toK-W  M  C������"k.  adjoining- Call  A R���������N V McXaughl, adjoining Silverton.  Arisentenn���������W M Cook, Finnel creek.  Surpris. Extension���������A Smith, adjoining Sur  prise No. 3.  September 10���������  Bristol-G Kenger andD K. McDonald, Eight  "si^crior-J G McGuigan.wcst of Noble Five.  September 17��������� - .  True Blue-H Allieks, Dayton creek.  Producer���������D MoLood, Gobi creek.      _  Defender-A J Murphy, Howson Hasin.  Blizzard���������E II Tomlinson, near Last Chance.  -Topas���������W Clough. Eiglit Mile creek.  September 18���������  Crusader���������R Wclay, Lemon creek.  Pilot���������J T Kelly. Lemon creek.  Valkyrie���������BM Wnlton, Coady creok.  . MORE DIVIDENDS.  The Idaho and Alamo Mines Pay Handsome  Returns.  On Monday last at a meeting of the  directors of the Alamo Mining Oom-  pnny, held at the .concentrator, Three  Forks, a dividend, of 7i per cent.,  amounting to $35,000.,was declared.  At the same time the proprietors of  the Idaho, which is a private partnership, divided $1,500 among themselves.  In April last they received $30,000.  Very little ore has been shipped from  the.mine during the summer, which  accounts for the disparity in the dividends. Work is now fully resumed  and the output will soon be large. .he  Alamo is supplying the concentrator  with sufficient ore to turn out 20 tons  of concentrates a day.  THE DURRANT TRIAL.  The case for the prosecution was closed on Wednesday last and Attorney  Duprey began bis opening statement for  the defence. Great sensation was caused  by counsels opening statement, that Dur-.  rant did not commit the crime but that  the Rev. John Gibson, Pastor ot the  Emmanuel church did. * The case for the  defence not only rests on an alibi which  is usual, but goes further and practically  tries another man for the crime which is  not at all usual. In' his'address Mr.  Duprey professed.to be able to account  for Durrants actions during every minute  of the 3rd April last, the day on which  the murder was committed. If the defence can uphold tbe professions of its  counsels opeuing^.Durrant iwill walk out  of the court a free man.  Mr. Duprey severely censured the  press of San Francisco for the. merciless  ���������way in which they have been hounding  Durrant to death.  POSTMASTER CONVICTED.     .  TRAIL Ol-liKK.  The right-of-way to the Crown Point is  being cleared.  Building at Trail is fairly busy and  will be more so as soon as lumber can be  obtained.  The Homestake ledge is looking well.  It carries over 100 ounces iu silver and  812 in gold.  The Le Roi is putting out about 90  tons of ore a day aud shipping from  seventy to seventy-five.  The talk of the town is the alleged  murder of Langtreeby Maurice O'Conr or.  A warrant for the arrest of the latter was  issued on Wednesday. The latest news  is to the effect that Langtree is not dead.  The Crown Point fraction has been  bonded by W. H. Mead. This fraction is  an excess of the Crown Point location of  about 400 feet which was cut off when the  survey was made.  Owing to the recent rains both the  Northport and Trail Creek roads are iu  bad condition. The Government is  spending $1500 on the latter and putting  in ti good top dressing of broken granite.  A great deal of material is at North-  port waiting until the roads are in repair  again to be brought to Rossland. There  are two large boilers for the War Eagle  and a set of air pipes for the Centre Star.  The owners of the Commander are  hard at work on their "property. The  shaft is down about 18 feet. Au assay of  the ore showed 30 per cent in copper and  ������12 iu gold. This ore is the highest grade  in coppar in the camp. Last week a solid  body of ore 8 feet wide was discovered.  Work is progressing oh the smelter at  Trail. It will have a capacity of 125 tons  a day. Of this amount about 100 tons  will be received from the Le Roi, leaving  only a capacity of 25 tons for other customs work. Mr. Heinze however says  that as soon as there is sufficient ore  offering he will double or treble if necessary tbe accommodation of the works.  The Iron Horse which is under bond to  Mr. Humphreys is showing up exceedingly well. The ledge which is 21 feet  wide like so mauy other Trail Creek properties gets richer as it gets down. We  have been shown the assays of rock representing a fair average sample for  each days work. For the last six days,  these have ranged from $34 to $% per  ton, giviug an average of about ������60 in  gold. Mr. Humphreys is naturally more  than pleased with his property. A trial  shipment of the ore has gone to Tacoma.  The War Eagle miue has put out and  shipped 7015 tons of ore to date. The  last 27 shipments amounting altogether  to 2300 tous brought an average return  from the smelter of ������48.30 per ton. From  this must be deducted ������10.50 for freight  aud treatment, $2 per toa haulage to  Trail aud ������4 for mining, leaving a net  profit of ������31.30 per ton. " A new tunnel  is now being run in from below to tap  the vein, which it is expected to leach in  1800 feet. Two new boilers of 100 horse  power each are under order and are expected to arrive shortly. They will be  used for driving from 10 to -'12 drills.  The driving power will be located iu one  place and will be available by means of  compressed air to operate drills in any  part of the miue.  INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS.  In.the United States court "at Spokane  on the 25th inst., F. E. Scriber, postmaster at Boundary, was convicted of  embezzling government funds in the sum  of ������1712. It was charged in the indictment that the defendant was short this  amount in his cash account when the in-  ' spector visited his office. In reply he  said that his safe had been robbed of  about ������700, that something over ������485  had been lost in the mail while being j  sent to Spokane and that he had paid !  out for the carrying of the mail duriug  the floods over ������200. The jury appar-  antly did not believe his statements, for  they were uot out over 20 minutes when  they returned a verdict of guilty.  The following is* a full account of  the athletic contest .between the Lon-  don-and-New���������York-clubs,-which-took  place at the latter place last Saturday:  In the 880 yaid run, with which the  games began, Kilpatrick and Lyons  were selected to meet Ho ran and  Lewis, the English - representatives.  After a beautiful race Ktlpatrick won  by ten yards.  When the numbers went up and the  time was announced, beating the  .world's record by a second, the crowd  cheered wildly and argued that this  was a good omen for the success of the  American team. -  The 100 yard dash was the second  event. Bradley, the English champion,  and Stevenson" represented England,  while John B. Crum of Iowa and B. J.  Wefers, of Lowell, Mass., represented  the American team. When the pistol  shot rang otib Wefers was seen to he  in front from the start, with Bradley  second, Criiiu third and Stevenson  fourth. There was no change through-,  out Lhe race, Wefers maintaining his  lead to thc - tape by t'w o feet, with  Bradley second, about 12 inches ahead  of Crum. When thetime. 94-5 seconds,  was announced, the audience got to  cheering again, for the world's record  had been equalled and the Englishmen  convinced themselves that 10flat could  be broken.  The. running high, jump then interested the onlookers and while the Englishmen" confessed that they could not  come anywhere near Sweeney, the  latter had a bit of a surprise up his  sleeve. Baltazzi, the youthful, jumper,  was selected as a second string to the  champion, while Williams, of the Ed-  burgh -University, and Johnston, of  Camb-idge, were pitted against them.  All but Sweeney soon fell out as tin-  bar was raised, ft was placed at 0 feet  5A inches in order to give Sweeney a  chance to break his own world's re-  coid of ,G feet 5&: inches. With a  superhuman effort he made the jump  and cleared the bar amid gieat applause. Thus he established a new  record of G feet 5. inches, which was  increased Lo 0 feet 03 inches, when the  .-.eight was remeasured at..the request  of the bystanders. Baltazzi was  awarded second place.  In the mile run, with Coneff and Orion of the New York Athletic Club, and  Luty.ns, the only representative of the  Londou  Athletic Club, the Englishman  fell out and lay on the grass aboutl50  yards from the tape. Coneff finished first,  in 4 minutes 81-5 seconds.  The 220 yard run brought together  Jordan and Downer of England and  Wefers aud Crum of the New York  Athletic Club. Wefers won by fully 3  yards from Crum, who was about a yard  ahead of Jordau. Again a world's record  had been broken, its the time was 213-5  seconds.  In the hurdles Captain Godfrey Shaw  and Oakley were against Chase and Cady.  Chase managed to beat out the English  captain by about two feet, with Oakley  three yards back. Cnce more a world's  record was lowered, as the time, 15 2-5  seconds beat Chase's world's record by  1-5 of a second.  The prettiest race of the day was the  ������40 yard run. Fitzberbert, the Cambridge University man, who has a record  of 483-5, was partnered by Gilbert Jordan, both of them Englishmen, while  Burke and Sands did battle for America.  About 100 yards from home Jordan took  the lead. The Boston boy, Burke, finally  caught his man a yard from the tape  and won by a couple of inches in a great  effort. Sands was a good third. The  time was 49 seconds, which was only half  a second behind the world's record.  In the field events the Americans had  a walkover, Gray winning the putting of  the lp-pound shot.  Mitchell won the hammer contest, with  a throw of 137 i feet, and Roberts, the  only English competitor, was away off,  he having six fouls iu his six attempts.  In the broad jump Bloss and Sheldon  made 22 feet 6 inches and 21 feet 11  inches respectively, beating the English  representatives.  In the three mile run Koran and Wil-  kins, Euglishmen, ran against Coneff and  Kilpatrick. At the beginning of the  third mile Hor an led Coneff by a yard,  but was showing signs of distress. Coneff  went past him at the club house and  Horau quit. Coneff it-creased his lead to  a hundred yards, and spurting in the  home stretch, beat the Euglishmen by  150 yards in 15 minutes 36 seconds.  This ended the day'6 sport, which  proved so disastrous to the Euglish visitors. The Englishmen have no rea-on  to complain, however, as the crowd wtis  most impartial. Every effort of the  Britishers was well applauded.  THE NEW TARIFE.  A new joint freight tariff, governed  by Western classifications or Canadian  joint freight classifications went into  effect on 20th September and in consequence a car load of groceries for  Nelson was shipped on that day by  Simon Leiser & Co. The new j tariff  places Victoria on an equality" wit'i  Vancouver and Tacoma in competing  for the upper country trade. Heretofore she has been obliged to.pay 10 per  cent per cwt. more than either of the  cites mentioned. Of the abolition of  Lhis extrii charge the Northern Pacilic  has beeu a strong advocate and will  now no doubt profit by it. The connections of the Northern Pacific are  the Spokane Falls & Northern, the  Nelson & Fort Shepard and Columbia  & Kootenay Steam Navigation Co.  The new rates, in cents, per 100 pounds,  exclusive of marine insurances, are as  below. The figures in column (1) are  the rates to Robson, Nakusp, Trail  Creek and Waneta; those in column (2)  apply to Nelson, Ainsworth, Balfour,  Pilot Bay and Kaslo:  Class. l      2.  First  183 ������������������   1!)_  Second  15'J      17.  Third -....- .- 181      Hi  Fourth '.'  10_-     125  Fifth and A *. 102      118  A and sixth *    72      101)  13 and sevonth^..:  ._... ���������.   7i 0.1  C aiid eighth '.."." "..".".    71       77  D -. ^ ���������    68        118  E and tenth    58       58  There are in this good town of Nelson four churches. The congregations  of three of these repair on Sundays to  their respective places of worship  spontaneously and of their own accord. The fourth requires the invitation  of a harsh and evil sounding bell. This  bell is so atrocious in its strident  tones that we have seen" strong men  wince as its terrible strokes came  shrieking down Lhe breeze. - We know  for a tact that the prayers of the  pious people who are scared into their  church by this cracked old wreck" of a  bell cannot possibly atone for the  general chorus of curses and the pile  of bad language that is poured forth  in that part of the town where the bell  is placed. For this sin the ringer of  thc bell and thu congregation that aids  and abets him are entirely responsible,  and if they imagine that each Sunday  in that little church they wipe out their  account with Gabriel, they will find  when the book is finally balanced, a  large amount of profanity placed .to  their debit for which they have made  no provision."  At this season of the year when stoves  are in such demand it. is well to know  what the leading paper in the -Province  says about the home'manufactured article. Here it is: That the exhibit of  the Albion Iron Works is creditable i3  conceded by all who have examined the  display; it is more, "it is a. feature���������a  chief feature ot this year's fall fair, and  doubtless an appreciative public will not  be slow to recognize this fact and iu preparing themselves for the coming wiuter  will, by ordering their stoves and ranges  from this firm, give practical proof ot  approval of the efforts ot a local industry  to place iu the market the best. article at  a reasonable figure.  DEATH OF MR. FINDLAY.  A   Well Known Citizen of .Montreal  I'asses  Away.  Montreal Star: Thedeuth is announced  of Mr. Jonathan Duncan Gleig Findlay,  which occurred at his residence, 49 Metcalfe street, Tueesday afternoon. Deceased, who was 85 years of age, was a  past provincial grand master of the  Manchester Unity of Oddfellows and for  many years a trustee of the Mechanics'  Institute, a position from which he retired ten years ago. He was all his lifetime closely connected with the Congregational cUirch and was a deacon of  Ziou church at the time of his death.  Hon. Jonathan Duncan, one time Governor of Bombay, was an uucle of deceased.  Mr. Findlay entered the service of the  Honorable East India Company in 1822,  as midshipman,-and passed through the  Burmese war, receiving numerous wounds  in affrays with pirates. In 1838 he left  the service of the East India Company  and received an appointment as chief  officer of H. M. S. Trident, and acted as  such, when in 1842 Her Majesty Queen  Victoria returned on this ship from her  visit to Scotland. Coming to Canada in  1843, the deceased gentleman took contracts for building locks on the Lachine  canal, and later on for the part construction of the Canadian Atlantic railway.  When the Canadian Pacific railway was  being built Mr. Findlay was Government  inspector of the line from Ste. Therese to  St. Jerome and from St. Rose to St.  Scholastique.  An interesting incident in the career of  the late gentleman occurred during the  time that he was acting, as contractor for  the entriince lock of the first Lachine  canal. The late Hou. Alexander Mackenzie, who at that time was but a foreman  on the works, proved disobedient to the  orders issued by Mr. Findlay, and as the  latter.had no other course open, he was  compelled to dismiss the future Premier  of Canada. Mr. Mackenzie in later years  often referred to this in a jocular manner, and although differing in politics,  both gentlemen remained cfbse friends  until the death of the ex-premier.  Mr. Findlay leaves a widow, 3 married  daughters, Mrs. W.1I. Wier, of Montreal;  Mrs. Frost, wife of the manager of the  Ville Marie bank, Lachute; and Mrs.  {.wanson, wife of a Congregational minister in Odell, Mich.; and five sons, Mr.  J. A. Findlay and Capt. Findlay of Montreal, and three "others at present in  British Columbia, one of whom is Mr. J.  Findlay, manager of British Columbia  Iron Works, now iu Nelson,  A GREAT MINE.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sunday, September 29, 1895.  Methodist Church, Hume's Hall, j  Vernon Street. Services at 11a. in. ���������  and at 7.30 p. m. Morning subject: |  *.In Time of Need." Prayer meeting I  Friday evening at 8 o'clock. ' j  Presbyterian Church.    Services:  at 11 a. m. and7.p. in.    Sunday School!  (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Th-u _-  day evening at 8  p. m. i  Catholic   C_ijrch.    Services first i  and second Sundays of the   month at  Nelson.  Mass at 10.30. Vespers at 7.30. j  John Howell is one of those instances  of a man who has become very wealthy  after passing the' meridian of life.  Seven years ago he went to New Zealand ou a cabled order to inspect a  mine and to erect works there. He-  was then asked to take charge of the  famous Broken Hill and two other  mines, of which he is general manager.  Mr. Howell arrived in San Francisco  recently, having just completed a tour  of the world, for which purpose he  was granted a year's leave of absence  from his duties at the mine.  In speaking of the great lead and  silver mine yesterday he gave the following, outline of its history aud his  connection with it. -  ._,"__. was for thirty-five years a practical mining man in California, Utah,  Arizona and'Montana, so that I served quite an apprenticeship in the"  business before becoming |the general  manager of the Broken" Hill Propri -  tary mine in Australia. The mine y������as  located about ten years ago. It is  situated about -3U0 miles from Adelaide in New South Wales.in the Northwest-corner of-that country���������The lode  is about two miles in. length, and  stands up above the level of the plains,  at the highest point, about 80 feet, it  id-an immense surface outcropping of  iron-manganese, carrying about 15 to 28  per cent lead, andfroui four to twenty  ounces of silver to" the ton. At the  time of the'location ��������� of the mine ,the  first ore found was of too low grade to  pay for working, but "at a depth of  sixty" to seventy feet a niuch richer  body" came in and extended to a depth  of 400 feet. At. the latter depth we  struck water and the ot exchanged to a  dense refractory sulphide in place of  oxydized ore we had been, working.  This sulphide contains a high per cent  age of zinc, which is difficult to handle,  and as a consequence the mine has  practically been worked only down to  the 400-foot level. ��������� "  ' "In Lhe nine years'-that the mine  has been worked" it has yielded nw.  70,000,000 ounces of silver and upwards  of 300.000 tons of lead. For the past,  six years it has paid six million  pounds sterling iti dividends. Iii the  lirst three years it paid about $500,0.0  a month in dividends, but since the  fall in the price of silver it has been  paying about $250,000 a month. There  are about 10,000 stockholders, half of  them in England and. the majority of  the remainder in Australia.  "Connected with the works is one of  the largest metallurgical plants in the  world. Twenty-four eighty ton capacity smelting furnaces are in continual  operation, and there is a large leaching  and chloridized plant, a UO-stamp. mill  and huge concentrator. The company  employs between 4,000 and 5,000  hands. The fleet of vessels in the employ of the company is very large, its  there is a continuous arrival of vessels  from Sidney with coal, from England  with coke and fiom Oregon with lumber. The output of the mines goes to  England, China and India.  "The character of the ore we are  now working will last about a couple  of years- longer. Lt will become exhausted and then we will have to depend on the sulphides, which are very  difficult to work because so much coal  is'required and fluxes must be used in  large quantities. ��������� The ore must be  taken to the seaboard, where both  these necessaries can be most, readily  obtained. lam now going to erect a  plant, that is to say a metallurgical  works at the seaboard which will cost  about $100,000. for the treatment of the  Broken Hill ores and similar refractory  ores of other Australian mines."1  Mr. Howell is a Canadian by birth,  though he "considers himself a Cali-  fornian, having spent 35 years there.  LOCAL   NEWS.  There waa a sharp white frost this  morning.  Twenty-six tenders were received  for building the extension of the C. P.  It. from the Wigwam to the head **������-  thc lake.  Mr. J. R. Anderson, collector of  statistics of the Department of Agriculture, and Mrs. Anderson arrived on  a visit to Nelson on Tuesday.  As will be seen by a paragraph in  another column, the new C. P. lt.  tariff between Victoria and points in  Kootenay is now in force.  Before leaving Nelson Mr. Mara told  a friend that it was certain that there  would be another session of the Dominion Parliament before the  elections!  There is a demand iu Nelson for small  cottages renting' at from ten to twenty  dollars a month. E. Appiewhaite is putting up three on his property on Victoria  street. They were all let as soon as commenced.  Mr. H. Walkem, C. E., who has recently been laying out the new spur  which is to be put - in at Sproat's  Landing, finished his work on Tuesday  and left in the s.s. Nakusp for Wigwam, where he will superintend the  construction of the new branch.  The unfortunate man C. Booth, upon  whom an operation had been performed in the hospital, died, there on  Tuesday evening. Being an Oddfellow  his brother members attended his  funeral on Thursday.  Mr. Harrison Watson, caretaker of  the Canadian section of the Imperial  Institute, was, in town yesterday,  having travelled overland from Nakusp  to Kaslo. He left in the afternoon for  Rossland. ,  A flag staff is to be erected opposite  the Customs House, upon which the  Customs Flag will be displayed during  business hours. A fine stick has been  obtained for the purpose, measuring 90  feet from tip to butt.  Visitors to the Spokane Fruit fair,  which lakes place-next week, will find  that the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway have been mindful of their wants.  Special reduced fares will be issued for  the train leaving Nelson on Oct. 2,  good until and including the following  Saturday, Oct. 5.  " When the B. C. Board of Trade left  New Denver for Nakusp Mr. Cassidy  was hunting up a mining property on  the Galena Farm. Consequently he  will have three more days to examine  that most promising locality. It is to  be hoped he will not require to take  his purchase, home in a wire cage.  Mr. R. G. McConnell, .of the  Dominion Survey Department, has  finished his season's work and left for  Ottawa on Friday. This year he has  been at work chiefly-in the Slocan and  Ainsworth districts. He hopes that  the department- will shortly be in a  position to issue a sketch plan.  At a meeting of the South Kootena)  Board of Trade held at Nelson on Monday last, the following officers were  elected. President, Johu A. Turner; "Vice  President, J. F. Hume, M. P. P.; Secretary, J. Houston; Committee, G. A: Bige  low, R. E. Lemon, T. Madden, J. Gilker.  P. B. C. Turner, W. Jowett, E. Appiewhaite, W. F. Teetzel and C. Hamber.  ���������Many-guesses arc-hazarded-as tothe  object the C. P. R. had in view in employing Mr. J. Sussman, late of the  Kansas City Smelter Co. We are in a  position to state that his employment,  has nothing to do with Lhe eslablish-  men't of a smelter. His duty is to visit  al! shipping mines and keep the Company informed of the amount of ore  thatmay.be ready for transport during the season.  With every changing season lovely  woman finds an excuse to buy a new  dress. The crisp feel of the first  bright autumn mornings, such as we  have now, turns "her thoughts to rich  material of gorgeous tint and some-,  what stouter fabric than her summer  raiment. She sees the hills around  clothing themselves with gold and  scarlet and purple, and she is perfectly  right in considering that she is entitled  to do the same. Knowing this A. T.  Giirland has imported a large stock of  all the newest autumn goods, so that  even here in the mountains ladies' can  have as good choice as their sisters in  more populous cities.  Several moves in the town are taking place. W. II. Graham has moved  his stock of boots and shoes into the  new building on Baker street, and his  old stand, together with the adjoining  store is occupied by T. Booth, who is  in the candy and pipe" and'tobacco  business. Mr.'Booth is a recent arrival from Kamloops. A. T. Garland is  just about to move from his-present  position to the empty store in .the  Barnard Block next to. the Bank of  British- Columbia. -Macdonald, the  wholesale grocer from Winnipeg, is  opening a branch in the other vacant  part of the Barnard Block.  The report published last week that  I the   house   boat   belonging   to   some  1 gentlemen at  Kaslo  had   been lost on  ! Kootenay - Lade     and     a   Chinaman  - drowned in it, is   not   true.    Our contemporary in   its   garbled   report  an-  j uounces that  the   boat left   Aaslo on  Thursday  morning and  was  lost   on f  Wednesday   evening.     The truth   of |  the  matter  was  that  the  house-boat!  | left Kaslo for Goat River in tow ot the !  ; Flirt on Wednesday morning.    In the '  ' evening it came   on   to blow   so  hard'  , that the little tug w_is unable to make ;  : headway.   A   sea anchor was rigged  hut in spite of   it lhe two craft drifted  backwards into Crawford Bay. AVhen ;  it  was  seen   impossible to   save   the i  i house boat the Chinese cook was taken j  i on board the   Flirt,   which   went   for j  : safety into Pilot Bay.    The house boat:  , was found next day not much injured |  j in about 3 feet of water. j  NEWS   OF   THE WORLD.  PROVINCIAL.  An Indian in Victoria has beeu fined  ������25 tor offering grouse for sale.  The proposal to bonus a smelter ac  Vancouver has been favorably received  by the city council.  The first clock made in the Province  has beeu exhibited nt the fall r,how iu  Victoria. It is tbe work of Charles B.  Redfern & Co., of Victoria.  The Anglican synod of the diocese of  New Westminster will meet in Vancouver on November 7th. It is understood  that meanwhile important changes are  contemplated in diocesan management,  the additional endowment being divided  and a second archdeacon appointed for  the mining and other important districts  of the upper country. The ends in view  to be accomplished, ii is expected, withiu  a comparatively brief period of the  future, are the appointment of an assistant bishop, also acting as archdeacon for  ii large and unweildy diocese, and a  complete division of the same into two  independent sees.  Speaking of the seizure of the schooner  Marvin, Collector Milne, Victoria, said:  "Capt. Hooper of the Rush is pursuing'  and persecuting our sealers, and I have  no hesitancy in saying so. The vessel  was out on the high seas, 40 miles from  the prohibited zone and 100 miles from  land, aud I deny that he had a right to  board or search her. If he had reasonable grounds to suspect her of an infraction of the law aud had chased'her  from inside the zone, then he would be  justified in boarding and searching -her.  He has overhauled some of the Indian  schooners, which have only spears on  board, aud pulled their skins out of salt  two or three times. It is dangerous to  skins and seems to be done just to harass  dealers. The charge is most flimsy and  not only ie evidence lacking that seals  were shot, but that vessel's crew shot it,  assuming that it was shot. Capt Byers  counted his ammunition at Atu, and it  was checked by the officers of the H.M.d.  Pheasant. The latter checked it again  at Unalaska, and not one shell had been  fired. One aggravating feature is that  the vessel is driven from the sea and her  chances of getting perhaps a thousand  more seals are destroyed." The documents in the case, with the suspicious  sealskins, were sent to Rear ..Admiral  Stephenson. It is believed that he will  order the vessel released, as it is deemed  impossible to secure her condemnation  in the admiralty court.  CANADIAN.  The latest news from the St. Luc  catastrophe states that a parcel of land  some seven acres wide und over -, ten  acres deep gave way and slid - into the  Champlain river. Normandin's house  was buried to within u few inches ot the  top. ������ The- father, mother and three  children were buried alive, but two  children sleeping in the upper part of  the house ran to the neighbors and gave  the alarm. The elide filled up the river  aud up to the last reports the water had  not found its course.  The Governor General has been hastily  summoned back from Vernon to Ottawa  to confer with Sir Julian Pauucefote the  British Ambassador to Washington. It  is said that the subject of their conference is the demand of Great Britain  for the immediate payment of the indemnity by the U. S. to ^British Columbia sealers. This was part of the Paris  Award but the United States Senate refused to pass it..  Mrs. J. S. Allan of Montreal has entered an action to secure from her absent  husband a monthly allowance of 86C.,  and to ensure this has taken seizure before judgment in the hands of the Mer-  cliants's bank, Moison's bank, Montreal  Loan and Mortgage company, Montreal  Safe Deposit company, Cauada Paper  company and trustees-to the marriage  settlement. Mrs. Allan was allowed 9300  per month but now claims this amouut.  The case recalls the noted society scandal  caused by Allan's departure with a Bank  of Montreal ofiiciai's wife some years ago.  FOREIGN.  The receivers for tho Northern "Pacific  Railroad have tendered their resignation  to Judge Jenkins at Milwaukee.  The Co-ur d'Alene iron works, two  miles from Wallace,- were burned the  morning of the 23d. The loss will be  about ������20,000, with no'insurance. There  seems to be no doubt but. that the fire  was cf incendiary origin. Messrs. Farrell  & Thompson, the owners, have already  secured a location within' the city, and  will commence the erection of a larger  plant at once. -_>They espect to be ready  for business within ten days.  Affairs are reaching a crisis in Cuba.  The rebels arewithiu 75 miles of Havana.  On Monday last 85 persons were arrested  in the capital aud confined in the castle  of Mora. Rumors were soon flying  around that a great conspiracy had been  discovered and the" initial step was to  have been an. attack with dynamite on  the steamer Santa Barbara, having a  battalion of 1000 men on board. The  sequel came at midnight when there was  a frightful accident in the harbor '��������� iu the  sinking of the Spanish cruiser Baraceste-  gui, in which 40 lives were lost.  Charles Day Rose, of the London  Jockey club, the latest yacht club challenger, is a former Montrealer, the son  of Sir John Rose. He was noted as an  athlete during his residence in Montreal  and won" many prizes as a snowshoer.  He has two - brothers. Willie and a  younger one, who was appointed an  officer of the Tenth Hussars, who  who went through the Afghanistan  campaign. He ' also has two sisters,  one of whom married Colonel Stanley* Clark, who was out here with the  13th Hussars. The other being Mrs.  Sloaue Stanley. Mr. Rose did not forget his Canadian friends, and when the  Canadian lacrosse team went to England  he entertained them at his house in London. The name of the yacht is to be  Distant Shore. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. 1895.  ���������fcg-TWW   JP.TM  'TIS NAUGHT.  0 out of 10 call "naught." an "aught,"  A "naught-y" thing 2 do,  . you will sec tho figure "0"  Is "naught" by looking through.  It's liko a strange " 'hole' number," true.  And still there's "uothing"-then.  But if one stands be-'-l it, you  Can seo a roguish 101  ���������Boston Transcript.  TWO HIGHWAYMEN.  I began at last to think that the ball  would never como to an end. I had  looked forward to it with absolute' dread,  for I was well awaro of thc plan -which  my uncle antl Madam Troliiwuoy had  devised between them. I had already  recognized that tho lady's sou was  charming in his boyish frankness, hut I  had seen from tho first that it was intended he should propose to mo beforo  the night was ended���������this night of all  nights in.tho year!���������and I was resolved  on my part that he should do nothing  of the sort.  Truly, ho was a gallant boy. I cau  fancy���������for an old woman may surely  .tell her grandchildren she once was  beautiful���������that we made a pretty couple  as we danced together. .1 know that  madam treated mo with quite unusual  consideration, and once I caught her  watching ns with an altogether delightful air of satisfaction. Frank, too, did  his dutiful best to offer me such attentions as are proper in a lover, and though  I was resolved to thwart his mother aud  to keep him from courting rejection I  could not but enjoy the little play in  which I was acting. I pictured the surprise of all the good folks who wero  now watching me when tho news of the  morrow should reach them. And though  I longed for the end of the hall, and the  more serious adventure which was destined to follow, I found the situation  vastly amusing.  Perhaps it was this fact which chiefly  helped me to keep Frank at a distance.  "Yon are always laughing at a man,"  he said reproachfully during an interval  ���������between two dances, and upou my soul  I was hard put to find an answer. I  could scarcely say that for him I had  only pity, and yet this would have been  the truth, even though I was well aware  that his disappointment would be only  for a week or two.  At any rate, when the hour of our departure had come, his devotion was still  undeclared, and madam looked upon mo  a shade less kindly, I thought, when I  went to take farewell of her. But, in  truth, I was by this time too completely  overcome by excitement to notice little  details in the comportment of these people. They were all conspirators against  my happiness and Dick's. I knew they  " would be checkmated within tho hour,  and already I could have laughed in  their faces.  My uncle was a great gamester and  never known to lose his coolness. On  this night he had gained a large sum at  cards. But, for all that, I fancy he had  taken a goodly quantity of liquor during  the evening. I noticed that his voico  Was a little thick. No sooner were wo  Beated in his coach than he lay back in  a corner and slept peacefully; soon ho  was snoring.  I was thus left alone. Indeed I could  not have talked with him had it been  otherwise, yet I now wished I wero  compelled to try, for the excitement I  was in came near to being unendurable.  I could see nothing through the windows  of the coach���������nothing but the dim reflection of. my own pale face against a  background of utter darkness. Had I  been able to take note of the landmarks  as we passed them I might have been  calmer. As it was, we had hardly been  gone fromthe house five minutes when  I began and continued to if eel passionately assured that the very next moment  Would be' productive of the event to.  "whichT looked "forward so eagerly.  The drive appeared interminable. I  began to think, that Dick must have  come early and grown tired of waiting,  and I knew that if ho did not keep tryst  ray heart would' simply break." AJnd  then, frightening me despite my eager  ��������� anticipation of it, came the first sign.  I saw a sudden blackness move past  the window. . A pistol cracked," and as  the carriage ceased to move I heard a  ��������� man's voice speaking sternly to the  coachman and his companion on the  box. It.struck ine tho sternness was singularly well acted, for tho coachman  had been in tho plot from the first. He  happened to havo a fancy for my maid,  Gcnefer, and Dick's bribe was a superfluity once she had undertaken to mako  sure of him. - ;  My uncle .stirred in his comer, muttering incoherently, but ho was still  more than half asleep when tho .door of  . tho coach wius opened, and a tall, graceful figure���������how well I know it, having  met him frequently at dusk on.the edge  of the old plantation I���������stood dimly outlined-against tbe darkness. The newcomer was masked., and. put a pistol to  ������.my uncle's head.  "You ride late, sir," ho said.* And I  wondered at tho skill with which ho  disguised his voice. "I prcsumo you  carry firearms and must ask that you  ��������� will trust them to .my. keeping."'  I can hardly report my uncle's words:  Indeed they were not coherent, so great  was his indignation, but he gave up his  pistols, and the highwayman straightway flung them far into the darkness.  ~ "Your purse," he continued politely-  Then, when he had received this also:  "Sir Richard Courtney's luck at the  cards has passed into a proverb. Tell  your friends, sir, that you have given  'their I. 0. U. 's to one who will never  ask for payment, for I have no doubt, I  shall find them here."  : - He put the purse into his pocket.  "There is a diamond ring, too," he said,  "and a watch.". And these things he  also received aud pocketed.  All this time my uncle had been cursing him for a thief and swearing ho  would see him hanged within a month  upon the highest point of the moorland.  As for me, I had enjoyed the proceedings to begin with, but now I began to  be afraid-    Precious time was  "being  wasted. There wore others who musl  use this road in returning from the ball,  and thore was Hie risk of their coming  to tho rescue of my dear uncle aud  spoiling the plans on which so much depended. Moreover, I conceived that my  uncle would be hugely angry when he  discovered how prettily he had beon deceived It was possible ho might ho carried by his resentment so far as to make  it appear thnt this mock robbery was  real aud so bring Dick to serious trouble. It was with groat relief I saw that  it was ended.  The highwayman spoke again. "You  havo it lady in yonr company," ho said.  "I.must trouble her"���������  "Scoundrel!" said my uncle, angrier  than ho had been at all. "Do you rob  helpless women also? Oh, but you shall  hang high I"  "'Beauty,'"' quoted thc highwayman���������"and I am sure the lady is  beautiful���������'Beauty unadorned is best  adorned.' I must ask lho lady to stop  from her carriage a moment and give  mo tho jewels of which she surely has  no need."  My undo would have hindered mo,  but I was past him in a moment and  stepped out of the carriage.  "Your necklet," said tho highwayman, holding forth his hand.  I took thc pearls from my neck and  pressed his hand in passing them to  him. "Be quick!" I said in a whisper.  "Where is your horso?"  Ho paused a moment. "I saw the  gleam of a bracelet," he said. "I'must  relieve you of that also."  Again I obeyed him, but the fear that  others would come while he still stopped  fooling became more urgent. "I'm  ready,'' I whispered so eagerly that I  wonder my uncle did not hear. "Why  do you wait?"  Again there was a pause. He appeared a little disconcerted. "And I  think you are wearing a ring," he went  on.  I took tho ring from my finger. As I  gave it to him I clutched his hand, secure in the protecting darkness. "Take  me!" I said.    "Tako mo!"  Again  ho was  silent for a moment.  When he spoke, it was in  a curiously  altered voico and with a little delighted j  laugh.  "Dost mean it, sweet?" he cried.  "Come, then!"  I gave a scream of alarm���������a portion  of the play wo had arranged together���������  as he caught me round the waist and  landed me upon his horse. A moment  later I was clinging to him for dear lifo  as we dashed-headlong into the black  night and wont forward across the  moorland. I hoard him chuckle as my  undo roared his indignation after us.  Wo rode on and on through the darkness. ' At first my excitement was so  great as to render thought impossible.  .Moreover, the riding was of the roughest, and I had all I could do'to keep my  seat. But gradually, as I began to grow  moro accustomed to my situation, I was  overtaken with a most dreadful misgiving. The rider had hitherto seemed liko  enough to Dick, for I had known ho  would do his best to change his voice,  "and, as for his foolish robbery, it was  just of a piece with his natural love of  mischief. But now I began to feel certain that some impostor had taken his  part; that I had eloped with another  man���������aud he a common highwayman.  Imagine my distress 1 I could conceive  of no method of extricating myself from  the position.. A sense of blank helplessness camo over me, and I could do no  more than cling tightly to the highwayman and await the event.  We had ridden some .miles when he  suddenly drew rein and dismounted,  landing mo lightly beside him.  "Upon my soul," he said, "here is a  pretty adventure 1 Heaven knows that  I had always a passion for the unusual,  or I should bo still a humble usher in  Brancaster academy. But, tell me, what  am I to do with you?"  I suppose I had hoped against hope.  To find my fears were justified was a  disastrous blow to me, nor could I make  any answer. ' -'  "I would not .wish a braver sweetheart, " he continued, speaking with an  odd and attractive* perplexity. "But  what have we gentlemen of the road to  do������with wives? ..Why, sweetheart, you"  hoard the' promises of your guardian.  Ho will -: surely do his utmost to fulfill.  .them, and how should I dare go to the  gallows if I knew that' I left you widowed and. alone? -I trust a score of maids  would weep a little if poor Jack Arthur  went the common .way,- but God forbid  that any should remember him at a  week's end. It niaysccm that I am un-  gallant, yet I protest I do not like my  share in this adventure. Kiss me, sweet,  itnd then fancy I am" old ahd vory wiso  and take my-counsel, which is "that you  permit mc to conduct you back" to some  place ..near your home. And yet���������I  would not wish a braver sweetheart 1"  - And then, moved by tho kindness of j.,  his words and his pleasant voice, I lost j  command of myself and burst into fool-' '  ish weeping. ",   ' . |'  "Sir," I said,'"I am altogether at1  your mercy. I have done that which  will shame me all tho rest of my days..  But indeed I thought, you "were another���������my sweet-heart, whom I should have  married tomorrow."  I fancied he spoke less gayly than before.    Perhaps he had not hoped altogether that Irwould'take his  sage advice.    "Ho, ho!" he cried, "then my  i good fortune is but another theft to my  [account? I do not understand. You were  ! to have married'your lover tomorrow,  and yet you entreat a stranger, and a  ��������� highwayman" at. that, to carry you off I  j This is the maddest of adventures. "  i  - ''Sir I" I said, "my uncle stands to  me in the place of father and mother."  The highwayman chuckled. "Poor  child!" he said, and- softly stroked my  hand, which, it seems, he had been  holding for some minutes. "Poor  .child I"  . "He would have me marry one whom  I do'not love, and I began to fear that  presently he would overcome me and  compel"���������  "Tlie old hunks I" cried the highwayman.    "You shall marry whom  you  (Continued on Page _.)  SIMPSON? CO.  Successors to  International Commission Co  \   Hare riir.-li;is<-.| T. K. Hurry's  Entire Crop of Potatoes,  Amounting to 500 Sacks  Ami Will .-.ell Thrill :i<  $20 PER   TON.  t Local Influstry.  -TST-EXiSOOSr. IB. C.  (52)  smrso.v a to., i'i������i>r_-<<.is.  Page Ponsiord Bros.  Hastings Si reel, Vancouver. It. ..  DIRECT IMPORTERS OF ALL HIGH-  ' CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwrigfht & Warner's Under-  wear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAIL OltlH'ltS l'KOMI*_I.Y.Vni:.\l>KI������TO.  S. S. Alberta  'VV*  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth. Pilot Bay and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  at S a. in.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  at 7 a. m.  LEAVE NKLSON for Pilot Hay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday. Wednesday .Thursday  and Saturday atUp. m.; Tuesday and Friday at. _ p. in.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  points and all outRoiiii. and incoming1 trains of  the C. P. R. at Nelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every particular, is lit Mirougliotit by electricity, and  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for tho comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in effect Kith May,  18SI5 subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO. F. HAYWARD  Purser.      131 Master.  (L-A-T-U   -rOTLLS.)  HUNTING OR SHOOTING  On    these   lands    is   FOI {HIDDEN,     under  Hritisli Columbia Game Laws (Section 25.)  (1S8) C. W. BUSK.  NOTICE.  A    COURT OF ASSIZE, Nisi  Pnus. Oyer  ��������� and Tei-mincr.and General Gaol Delivery  will he held at the Town of Nelson, on Wednesday, thc 2nd day of Octobcv, 1835.  By Command -  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Ollice,  28th August; ISft-i. "     - (ISO)  TABLE  Showing llie IHalcs and Places of OnuMs or  ol' Assize, Xisl I'rins, Oyer mi'l Terminer, and ('eiieral I'aol Delivery I'or Ibc  Vear IHU.i.  FALL ASSIZES.  Clinton  Thursday.2tith September  Uiclilleld Monday.. .30th September  Kamloops ^londay 7lh October  Vernon  Monday llth October  Lytton Friday 11th October  New Westminster... Wednesday.(illiNovcmbcr  Vancouver Monday.. .Illh November  V icloria Tuesday... lilt h November  Nu mi ii no Tuesday... 2_ith November  "Special Assize. 117  "lire   liisurtiiiee   Policy   Acl,   IH'l.'t."   As  Aiiii-ii.li-d  hy   Hie "l-'ire  Insurance  Policy Amendment Ael, IS!)."."  "VJ OTICE is hereby Kivon that His Honour  -*-' tlie Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed tlie commencement of "An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from tho 1st day of August,  18!),5, until tlie 1st day of October, 1S95.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  .'iOtli July, lS'JS. (97)  NOTICE.  "VT" OTICE is hereby given that the under-  _]__> mentioned respective amounts will be  paid as bounty for thc head of every panther,  or wolf coyote killed in a settled district of the  Province on tlie certilicate of a Justice of thc  Peace thatsuch animal was killed in a settlement, and thai the head was produced to and  destroyed by him, namely:���������  For each panther, seven dollars and  fifty  cents (?7.o0).  For each wolf, two dollars (������2.00).  For each coyote, one dollar (������1.00).  By Command.  f'JAMES BAKER.  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,.  ���������26) 22nd August. 1SCI.  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  J-^ accordance with lho Statutes,  that, Provincial Revenue Tax and nil  taxes levied under the "Assesi-tnent  Act" are now due for the year 1895. All  of the above named taxes, collectible  within the Southern Division of-the  Districfc of AVest Kootenay, are now  payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before .Tune 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, 1S95���������  Two-thirds of one per cent,  on real  property.  ���������-Two-and-oiie-hall-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 aiid Collector.  Kaslo, January 20th, 1801* 78  P. O. box 09.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * GO.  S.K. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C. . .   '"  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND *  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson, property.   Collect ions made. 'Conveyancing documents drawn up.  "'"'  " Town Lots Lands and Mining Ckims Handled on Commission.  Uneasy Sleeps the Man-Who     ���������  Has-Not GotdGale.���������Sk'akespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD:  G-ALE'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 A 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. m)  Columbus Clocks       -      Electric Clocks  China Boudoir Clocks, Mantel Clocks  and Alarm Clocks, all of the  BEST AMflEICAN MAKE Al LOWEST PRICES.  REie^IRIIsrGi-   ___   SPBCIALTT.  CHAS. JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker  and Jeweller.  Cunningham & Hinton,  44   GOVERNNENT ST., VICTORIA  CONSTRUCTING   ELECTRICIANS,  Contractors for nnd  Dealers in Motors, Dynamos,  Electric   "Mining   "Machinery   and    Electric   Supplies.  Send for Photos and Specifications  of Electric Log   Hauling  Machines.  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour oh 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  of the Hotel can be made into a Ball Room on ihe  shortest notice.  Prices Moderate.  PROCTOR, BUSK & WEST,  MS          '                                                 Proprietors.  ^MINER'S SUPPLIES-^  Thos.Dunn .������ Co.j Ltd,,  A7"__._STOOT_TV'E3I*:,  B.   O.  Carry a full line of the. following goods in stock, which I hey offer at- rock bottom prices.    Write for quotations hefni-c >   i: |uii-<. ii.-.i-u your  season's supplies.  STEEL WTRE ROPE, PULLET BLOCKS,' CHAIN, DRILL STEEL,  PICKS, SHOVELS, AXES, DYNAAUTF, FUSE AND CAPS. AND A  GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF HAR DW ARK, BLACKSMITHS AND  MILL SUPPLIES. - m  CARPETS % HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SIPS:  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles wit h Brass Fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters.   Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  CMID^*    OPAQUE WINDOW SHALES,  v)l I j\\ \J * 7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Cts.'  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.      -.    Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  BRJSSELS CARPETS at $1,00 PER YARD.  TAPESTRY - - at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2.50, with Napkins to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  GOPE  &TOTJ3STG,  (108)  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods and Sells at  the Lowest Price.  Just Received a Large Consignment of Imported and Domestic Cigars.  Special attention- is directed to Good  Cooking Butter at 15c. and Condensed Milk  (October canning) 8 cans for $1. .��������� ��������� . ���������  LENZ & LEISER  9 and 11 Yates Street, Victoria.     ���������  -"WHOLES-S-LE-  DRY GOOD  (^lotbing, (JJents' jf urnfebfng's, ]������tc.  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are there- i.  fore ahle to compete with any House in the Trade. i_-j  i THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1895.
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A news notp in another col mini announces the payment of dividends ly
two of Mr. Humphrey's pioperties in
the Slocan. A year ago the title- of
.this article would almost have appeared like the name of a- castle in Spain.
To-day the news of dividends rains upon us. The War Eagle started the
game. The Slocan Star followed suit
quickly followed by the Le Roi. Now
the Alamo has joined the glad throng
and the Idaho keeps up its place. TV.s
latter is not a stock company, but a
private concern and so its finances sire
not so much a mat ter of public interest-
But a Kootenay mine that pavs a
dividend must not he allowed to hi.ie
its light under a bushel.
Never since the days of the South
Sea Hubble in England and Law's
great Mississippi scheme which nearly
ruined Prance about the same time, in
the early part of the last century, has
there been such mad "speculation as is
running rampant in England just now.
The El Dorado that is luring people
on to certain destruction is Sou li
Africa. An instance of the mad inflation of stocks may be quoted. The
stock of a group .- of companies.
eight mines and three tinanci.il
concerns which st -���'*.-! <>nly a tV.v
months ago at ��12,000,000,. is uow
quoted at ��25,000,000 an increase,foi
which no justification other than mad
speculation exists. The hero of the time
is one Barney Barnato, who appears
to know only ton well how to gull the
silly public "into losing thoir golden
sovereigns. Notoriety is to hi 111 success. With a view to accomplishing
this he has asked the Lord "Mayor ol*
London to sell him the Mansion House
for a cool million pounds, to be used
as an office. The excitement is uot
confined to England, but has spread to
Fiance and Germany, fostered by the
rose tinted reports ofthe experts sent
out by the. latter country.
The pi ess of London is already
warning the public against the crash
that is as sure to come as the day of
Judgment. We notice that some of
the journals of New York are inclined
to blame their English contemporaries
warnings, apparently forgetting that
by so doing they would precipitate tin-
crash in its worst shape, while.by the
adoption of more moderate measures it
is to be hoped that the fall may be
broken and the shock lessened. A
New York journal boasts of the*"per-
spicacy of our monied men and speculators" in keeping out of the swim.
That journal can hardly ever have
been out West, ahd must be strangly
blinded even in the East.    .
Now all this has a most, distinct and
important bearing on the fortunes of
this country. While the excitement
lasts, British Columbia will have no
chaiice of being heard. South Africa
and South Africa alone claims the public attention. When the crash comes
it is not, unlikely that the word "mine"
will so stink in the City that not another cent will be available for that
class of security, either here or anywhere else. In one respect it may do
us good. Wc have several mines 'in
this country that are sound business
concerns and we have gcod reason to
suppose that we shall have more.
There is no rash speculation in their
stocks, though their dividends are
large. As long as the owners of these
concerns keep their heads they will go
through tbe fire unscathed and come
out brighter than ever by comparison
with the blackened ruins of the wrecks
around them. No fever of speculation,
no ruin that a financial crash spreads
over the land can hurt a property that
is soundly initiated, carefully financed
and has the right situ ft in it, and of
such are many of the mines of
Almost as certain as the coining
crash in South Africa, is the coming
boom in British Columbia.- It has
taken about fifteen years to inoculate
the world with the Kaffir poison. I1
may take as long to work it up about
Kootenay, but things look at present
as if when it does come we shall have
plenty of good sound investments for
Bale and that London, Paris, New York
and Berlin will not be seen in ecstacies
over a Rocky Mountain wiid cat.
' Four and a half millions in gold going to Europe from America is a
serious thing for the latter country. It.
is estimated that there were 100,000
American tourists in London this
summer, Allowing $1,000 to each,
which is a* moderate estimate, makes
the enormous sum of one hundred
million dollars which these people took
with them from America to spend in
Another challenge for thc America's
cup has come forward in the person of
Sir George Newiies, who a few years
ago was only an ordinary newspaper
reporter. Now he is the owner of the
Strand Magazine, Tid-Bits and the
Westminster" (j.r/.ette. Sir George
was a member of Parliament but he
Look up with the Anti Gambling Association and so Hugh McCalnioiit Unpopular racing man was put up against
him and knocked him into a cocked
hat. A condition of the challenge is
that the race shall be run where there
is no fear of interruption.
An idea has got abroad and has
found''expression in more than one
journal that, the Northwest Miners'
Association is a Society for the reduction of wages. This is absolutely erroneous. The prime object of the
organization, at any rate on the Amer
can side, is to send properly qualified
men to Washington or to various
State legislatures to watch the doings
of these bodies in relation to niining
laws, to offer timely suggestion, and
generally to try and make the law at
once workable, simple and just. In
British Columbia the Association will
tind lots to do. It has nothing to do
either with party politics or questions
relating to labor.
Whatever opinions there may have
been about the yacht race, there can
be none, about the athletic meeting
last Saturday in New York. We got
licked and thai is all there is to it. It
was the hottest day in the year aud
the heat may have had something to
do wit b it, but it is doubtful, though
the American papers are good enough
to throw us this straw to save our
vanity. The meeting was a memorable one also for the breaking of
records. It was finally decided that
an American can run 100 yards in 94-5
seconds. The. Englishman, Bradley,
was 2 feet behind him. The quartet mile
was a good race, being won by only
two inches. Sweeney made a new
high jump record of 0 feet 54 inches.
The English "-'team were apparently
well received and great impartially of
applause was thown.
It is impossible to close our ears to
the clamour about Alberni. We have
heard music of a like kind before,
and we sincerely hope that this music
hat* come to stay. We urge upon our
Victorian friends to be cautious.
Thousands of prospects will not make
amine. The latter has two essentials
in its being. First it ,must contain a
ledge, and secondly it eats up hundreds of thousands of dollars before it
ever gives up one in return. If there
are claims, as stated, with ledges 400
feet widegoing, after "repeated trials,"
from $400 to .$500 lo the ton, the good
people of Victoria will not have long
to wait for the development of their
tield. Indeed, ihe hundreds may be
left out; *i>4 to $0 a ton and close to the
water, with a 400 foot ledge of free
milling ore would be in a very short,
lime the wonder of the world among
gold mines.
What is known as the Venezuelan
Question is probably coming to the
troiit again, and as we are very likely
to hear a good deal about it in this
country it is just as well to know what
it is all about. In 1S14 the Dutch
settlements "of DeineraraEssequibo and
Berbice were ceded to England and
became the Colony of British Guiana.
At that time what is now the Republic
of Venezuela was a colony of Spain.
The question to-day is to, decide what
was the boundary then, eighty-one
yea.r-s ago. As it is not unlikely that
the American jingo will chip into the
controversy with his Munroe Doctrine,
which has become the banner'.of his_
order, ib may be well to remember that
this doctrine was not promulgated until the year 1823, nine years after the
British acquired the territory. Plainly
the United States had nothing to do
with the matter then and we trust
that its cooler heads will not be pushed
into a position where they will nave to
lie told that they- have nothing to do
with it now. -	
The Slocan humorist is pretty well
known throughout this part of the
country. His sleek, black attire is almost, clerical iii its,.sobriety. " His
otherwise curly locks are carefully
subdued and plastered into oleaginous
obedience ; his mild blue eye beams
through a gold-rimmed spectacle. But
Cor a certain lack of portliness he is a
Slocan Pickwick. But Mr. Pickwick
had his lapses,'in which he beamed
forth all Lhe more witty and philanthropic. Who would have5supposed
that under the mild outside appearance of our New Denver friend there
lurked a desperado of the'blood ciir-
lingest kinds' No one would. But it
is a fact nevertheless. So much was
he worked up oyer the visit of the B.
C. Board of Trade to his beloved city
that he threw .oft all disguise, His
golden spectacles were cast aside,
leaving his eagle eyes Sashing like
Spokane, diamonds. His rosy ringlets
fell to his shoulders. On his head he
wore a hat of broad brim, turned well
up in front. His moustache bristled
until the people quailed before [it. In
this terrible and awe-inspiring state he
appeared in one |of New Denver's chief
saloons. Every effort was made to
calm him. More sugar than ever was
put into his lemonade and the proprietor went below and fetched a bottle
of his oldest and rarest sarsaparilla. As
a last resort .essence of ginger was sug-.
gested and more than one dark hint
was thrown out about the effect of a
mustard plaster on his. stomach. To
none of these blandishments did he
pay the least attention. Stamping his
high-heeled' boots on the floor until
the great Mexican spurs rattled again,
he demanded gin. The horrified landlord hastened to comply, but- not
quickly enough for this now desperate
ruffian. From some secret recess
about his person he produced two immense horse pistols and began shooting at the inoffensive lamps. -This.was
more than the populace could stand.
With a rush they ��� bore down on him
and mastered him. They carried hitn
home and soon reduced him to the ordinary milk and water,cohdition by the
application of tliiisr- same mustard
plasters that have been mentioned
Notice of Application for Timber License.
"XT OTICE IS HKUEBY given that 30 clays
.[A after (Into tlio Hall Mines Limited
[foreign], intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works for a license to cut
and curry away timber from thc following described lands, situated in the Nelson District
of West. Kootenay.
Commencing at a stake at the southwest
cornui- of lot 301, group 1, thence west 80 chains;
thence north 40 chains; thence oast 20 chains;
thence north 40 chains; I hence east 00 chains;
thence south SO chains to the point of commencement, containing JiGO acres, more or less.
And also commencing at a stake at tlie southwest corner of lot H01, group 1, thenco west 80
chains; thence south 20 chains; thence east 80
chains; thence north 20 chains to tho point of
commencement, containing 100 acres, more or
Dated at Nelson, li. C, tlie 7th day of September, 18!).).
Notice of Application for Grown Grant.
rpAKK NOTICE 1 hat John Klliot, us wrenl
JL for .Samuel Jl. Wharton, George 0. Wharton, Edward L. Tate unci John H. Cook has tiled
Llie necessary papers and made application for
a Crown Grunt in favour of the mineral claim
"Cliir," situated in Lhe Trail Creek Hilling
Division District of West Koolunuy.
Adverse claimants (itany) must 111. their objections with 1110 within til) days from the date
of this publication in the British Columbia
. Government Agent.
Nelson. B. C, Sept. 9, 18)5.        (20S, 14-!)..*),)
Notice of Application for Crown Grant.
rpAKE Notice that John Elliot as Agent for
_L Samuel Stonge and Alfred Cabana has
filed the necessary papers and made application
for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral
claim Monte Cristo situated in thc Trail Creek
Mining Division of West I.ootenay. c
Adierse claimants, if any must Iile their objections with mc within GO days from the date
of this  publication   in   thc  British   Columbia
Dated at Nelson, B. C, Aug. 1st 18H5.
(174-3.8.5.) Government Agent.
Notice of Application for Crown Grant.
rilAKE Notice IhatjKdmond Haney has filed
JL the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral
claim "Legal Tender" situated in thc Trail
Creek Mining Division of the District of���\\ est
Adverse claimants, if any, must file their
objections with me within (SO days from the
date of this publication in the British Columbia
Government Agent.
Dated Nelson, Aug. 1, 1895. [177-3,8,5]
Notice of Application for Crown Grant.
IRAKIS Notice that A.S. Farwell, as Agent
_L for J. A. Finch and M. K. Galusha, has liled
thc necessary papers, and made application for
a Crown Grant in favor of the Mineral Claim
"Jumbo," situated in the Trail Creek Mining
Division of West. Kootenay District.
Adverse Claimants, if any, must tile their objections within sixty days from the date of this
publication in the British Columbia Gazette.
Gov't Agent.
Nelson, B. C, Aug. 2(i, 1895. (190-31,8, 5)
Notice of Application for Crown Grant.
rpAKE NOTICE that Patrick Clark has
X. lllcd the necessary papers and made application, for a Crown Grant in favour of the
1ni11er.il claim "Iron Mask" situated in.the
Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.
Adverse claimants, if any, musl tile their objections with me within 00 days from tlio date
of the lirst appearance of Lhis notice in the Bril-
ish.Columbiu Gazette.
Gov't Agent.
Nelson, 13. C, Aug. 3,1890.     (185.17, 8, 'S15.)
Notice of Application for Crown Grant-
rpAKE' Notice that John Elliot, as Agent
\. for Samuel Stonge and Alfred Cabana has
Hied the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral
claim "Enterprise," situated in the Trail Oree.*
Mining Division of West Kootenay.
Adverse claimants, if any, must Iile their objections with mc within M) days from the date
o' this publication in the British Columbia
Gazette.   ���'
Government Agent.
Dated Nelson B. C, Aug. 1, 18yj.   (175-3,8,5). ,
Notice of Application for Crown Grant.
rpAl-E Notice thafJolin Elliot, as Agent for
\ Samuel Stonge and Alfred Cabana has
filed the necessary papersai.dmade application
for a Crown'Grant in luvour of the mineral
claim "Iron Jior.se" siLuated in the 'trail Creek
Mining Division of Lhe District of West
Adverse claimants, if any, must flic their
objections with mc within 00 days from the
date of this publication in thc British Columbia
-    Government Agent.
Dated at Nelson, Aug. 1, 1895. [170-3,8,5]
_L to apply to .the Stipendiary Magistrate
for a'license to sell wines and liquors at the
Kootenay Hotel, "Vernon Street, Nelson.
Sept, 7, 1895. 201
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��   VANCOUVER,  B. C.
��� SOIE A��K.\"_rS FOR ���
Brinsmead & Nordhenner Pianos.'
Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Cases.
Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper. and
Twine. 125 ,
Hunting, Survey, Prospecting
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Can be CHARTERED by day or week
on reasonable terms. Oiders sent
trough the pursers of the steamboats
Nelson or Ainsworth,. with whom arrangements canbe made, or by mail or
telegraph to C. "W. Busk. Balfour, will
receive prompt attention (19)
i_m:_m:_ed_i_ts_e_3 aebpvai
o , ���
New Staple Dry Goods
M. I. M. E.
M.I.M. &M.
mininu t_.N'<a_i'EU, "
Afc'��   ASSAYER,
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T.    H.   GALL AND
521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVEB, B. 0.
Correspondence Solicited.        121
INSURANCE and ��� ��� ���
[Memb. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.]
LVAITOOtrVEE,    _3_   C.
A��s��yM, Mill Tcs���� and Analyse*.
Sample* trenteil from
1 pound lo 1 ton' In/weight.
For particulars apply to E. A.POWYS & CO.,
Local Agents, who will receive samples. 1182)
(lute Assayer l�� Provincial Government.)
_sr_i!i_so2sr, b. c.
Alining Agents and Sharebrokers,
Insurance, Real Estate, Commission
.    and Mining Machiuery Agents...
A Register kept, with full particulars of Claims.
Mining aiid Sharebrokers
Agents for Mining Machinery.
Dealers in  Mining and Industrial Stocks   and Shares
McParland & Mahon,
Mining Broker.
Conveyances,      Deeds,     and
Mining  Abstracts.
Complete lists of existingMiniug locations
Ceperley,   -
Loewen & Campbell,
Arc I'repnrcilto liilrutlii-'v'.MInliisl'ropOKi-
' tlons, friim Ike Kvolenny to
To handle REAL ESTATE in the new-
towns and otherwise net in the interests of owners in the.13. C. Mining
The above is the Only Firm on the
Coast  doing Fire  Insurance'Business
I and  having Agents  in  the Towns of
j Kootenay. llf��)
It will pay you to write io us for prices  of this
�� celebrated make of steel, for which we have been
-    appointed   Sole   Agents for B.  C.     We  keep
<��) also a full  line   of   Blacksmiths'  and   Miners'
Supplies.    Correspondence solicited.
E. G. PRIOR & CO., Lb.
VIOTOEIA,   33.   O. m
Williams �� Dawson
SYDNEY WILLIAMS, P. L. S., Qualified'Member of Surveyor's Ins
tution, London, (1884 and 85.)
Will be pleased to undertake commissions for English or other firms.
- FAST -
Seattle, Victoria,
Vancouver & Puget
Sound, and all Paci-
fic Coast Points, St.
Paul   Chicago and
Points Beyond - -
sjo'lcrn Equipment. Rock-Bnllast Roadbed
Attractive tour* via II11I11II1 iiml the I'rcnt
take. In .onii-.lluii with exclusively
liiiKsenjccr boats of Northerns.*. Cc.
Illrcet Connection via McIhoii ��V Fort Shep-
piml Hallway, at Spokaue ; ami via
���. A K. S. N- V. at Kouiicr't-  Ferry.
For maps, tickets, and complete information call on Accnts V. A K. S, Sinv. Co., Ji,
A f. S. By., or
C". f'. IM.xon, <i_n. Ajeent, Spokane, Wanli.
F. I. Whitney,!'. .V VV. A., St. Paul. Minn.
F. T. Ahhott, TravlliiR Freight 4c l*usneii-
iter Agent. Spokane. Wash.
In Effect MoiKlay, April !i��ll*. 1H!'.">.
KI'V_h:i.ST��KK   ROIiTK.���Steamer "lylloii.
Leaves Revelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays
and Fridays at 1 a. 111. lor all points in West
Kootenay and the south. ,'..-,
Leaves Kobson, northbound, Wednesdays
and Saturdays at 8 p. 111. for all points east and
west via the C. 1'. H.
.���.OKTHI-OItT .KOI.T_:.~Stenmer "Lylloii."
Leaves Northport, northbound, Wednesdays
anil Saturdays all p. ni. '
Leaves Kobson, noitthbound, 1 uesdays and
Fridays at 0 p. in.     '- .
Stages run in connection with steamer from
Trail Creek Landing to Rossland.
HASI.O HtHiTK.������.'Steamer Nelson."
LeavesNclson for Ivaslo. Tuesdays at ti.'iO p
in., Wednesdays at 1 p. in.. Thursdayx-at..*>.:'(' p
in., Saturdays at r,.'M p. 111. Conneclnij. on
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with .>.
i: b\ S. Kv. for Kaslo and Lake points.
Leaves "Kaslo for Nelson, Mondays at 1 a. in..
Wednesdays at _ a. in., Thursdays al 8 a. in.,
Fridays at 1 al' m: Connecting on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays with N. & V. ���*>��� Ky.
for Spokane. , .   ��� ,���
Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay
Kail way at Nelson for points north and south.
KO.VNKK'S FKKKV ROITK.-Slr.   "Nelson."
Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry, Mondays
and Fridays at S.0U a.m. ���   ,
.   Leaves Ka.lo for Uonncr's terry, "Mondays
Leaves Konner's* Ferry for Pilot Jiay, Xelson,
Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays- and featur-
'Ji(jor!ne"cls with ca��t and westbound trains on
1 he Great Northern Kn.ilway.
Tlie rii?li_ is reserved to change this schedule
al any time without notice.
For'tickets rates, etc., apply at Company's
ollice. Nelson.
T. Allan*. J. "W. TKOUI".
Secretary. 'Manager.
IN     PACIFIC R. ft
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Sleeping Cars,
" _>
Dining Cars,
Sleeping Cars.
_RIM��K*T4>-\ -
ROSTOV ami all'
I'oliils Kant,
>Ves| anil South.
Tor information, time cards, maps and tickets,-
call on or write
.   II.  G. WIMMEL,
T. P. Agent, Nelson, 13. C.
,   General Agent, Spokane, Wash.
or     ft "A. IX  CHARLTON,
Asst. Gent. Pass. Agent, Portland. Oregon.
Spokane Falls &
Northern R'y.
Nelson  &  Fort
Sheppard R'y.
Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spo___ie
and Northport.
Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.
-..      -   ���
Leave 8-12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525; p. m.
Provincial Land Surveyors. -.
I Trains leave Xelson for Spokane every
j Monday, Wednesday and Friday, returu-
I inp leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thursdays
j and .Saturdays at 7 sl m., and mukinfj
j j close connection by S.S. Nelson with all
��� Kootenay Lake points.
Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage on
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud
Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport with Btage Daily. ���������i������ n������.-__r������s.i-A*- ntstpt? xtrzr y.v.._  i"Sii^"-Ui.r:sr.67,.������^tf ^  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, i89<;.  n/ jsjy.1- _?_���������____���������  TWO   HIGHWAYMEN.  (Continued from Page 2.)  choose. Nay, I withdraw my foolish  wisdom. Come with me, and before the  night is here again you shall "be Mist .ess  Arthur. Believe mc," he added, -witli a  pretty conceit���������"belicvo me. there are  many who will envy you.''  "Bnt, sir,"I interrupted, "you forget What I have told you. Of lata I have  been closely guarded, for my uncle hart  discovered that I havo given my love to  a yeoman of tlie place. Tonight there  waa a ball at the houso of Madam Trc-  lawney, a great lady, whose son was  destined by my uncle and hy her to bo  my husband, and it was arranged that  he should stop tho coach on our return  and oarry mo away with hiru."  The highwayman laughed loudly.  "And that is why you did not faint or  ���������cream?" ho said "I fell in lovo with  yon because of that, and' that is why I  was bo flattered at your suggestion of  an elopement. But���������what will tho real  lover do? Will ho stop the coach a second time and find the bird flown? I  warrant he will play the part execrably.  I should hardly be surprised to hear he  had let himself be captured. "  I could not endure his jesting. "Sir,"  I said, "I am in your hands, and it is  Email wonder you find my plight only  laughable. I have made myself a show  for all the country to laugh at. Never a,  peddler but will be selling ballads in .1  se'ruiigbt about this that I have done  tonight Yet I could believe you kinder  than most. I entreat that you will help  ma"  He was sober in a moment. "Upon  my soul, "he said, "the case is one to  puzzle a very Solomon 1 I would do  much to help you, but I am not altogether free to do so as I would. To be  frank, my life hangs upon my escaping  ont of these regions with all the celerity  I can command. And my life���������but  lifltenr-  He broke off, and kneeling placed his  ear to the ground. Then he arose, with  a carious, excited laugh. "The adventure grows in interest," he said. "Here  comes the honest yeoman, and in hot  baste."  I listened eagerly and heard far off  the sound of a horse galloping furiously  along the rough track, which was then  the only road across the great moorland.  I saw a sudden movement on the part  of my companion and perceived that he  was fingering his pistols as he stood silent in the darkness.  "Not that I" I cried entrcatingly.  "There will be need of an explanation of some kind,'' he said. '' Perhaps  you will undertake it. I confess I have  not a sufficient gift of words, and I am  a little inclined tb doubt whether your  sweetheart will be in the mood for verbal  explanations. Doubtless, as a gentleman  Of the road, he will ride armed. "  The sound of the hoofs grew nearer.  Be was 6ilent now and listened most attentively to the approaching sound.  Presently the rider was quite near.  "Dickl" I called.   "Dick, all's well,  . and I am in the company of a friend of  yours and mine."  A moment later he was npon ns, and  pure enough he held a pistol in his hand.  He jumped from his horse in an instant  and caught me to him. But it was the  highwayman who spoke first.  "Sir," he said, "I see by the pistol  yptt carry that you take a very proper  view of the situation. And yet I believe  that everything may be explained. If  you will consult the lady"���������  "Dick," I said, "this gentleman is a  friend. He took me with him, very  much against his will, because I asked  that he would take me, and I did that  because I thonght that he was you. You  know our plan.    He is"���������  X paused. The highwayman laughed.  "I follow day_by_day_the_t_ade_which-it  again "untif he was hanged,'two years  afterward, for. a most daring robbery.  At least there was ono who wept at  the news of his death���������and she a-happy  wife.���������H D. Lowry in Strand Magazine. ������  A Surprise Auction.  At a recent progressive euchre party  tha prizes were on an original plan.  Each winner of a game was given a  bean to put in a tiny bag bestowed  Upon him or her for tlio purpose before  thc playing began. When the games  were ended, tlio c.mpauy took seats in  a circlo and armed witli their bean bags  around tho host, who had a variety of  small packages beforo him. These ho  proceeded to auction off for beans. Nobody knew what was in them, so that the  element of chanco added to tho charm  and tho fun of tho thing. Somo of  them, when opened, wero found to contain all sorts of pleasantry, but tlie  most of them had pretty littlo trifles  that wero inexpensive to provide, but  that served this purpose admirably.���������  Philadelphia Press.  Spanish Salmi..  It is a sad fact that there aro but few  places in Loudon whero a properly  dressed salad is obtainable. Faulty  dressing is bad, but it was given to a  well known place to go one worse. They  absolutely brought me a lettuce salad  that had been cut with a knife and covered with some highly noxious compound in the way of a patent salad dressing.  You can get good salad in the French  and Italian restaurants round Soho, but  for the best in tho world you must go  to Spain. The recipe thore is pocnliar.  Mustard and egg are not tolerated, and  oil is to vinegar in the proportion of  three to one. The leaves of the salad are  plucked and wrung dry. Various savory-  herbs aro chopped up on a plate at your  side, and the dressing is only poured  over tho leaves when you aro just ready  to eat thein. The vinegar is mixed with  an equal part of water, but this is, I  imagino, on account of its strength. I  do not wish any harm to the barbarian  who first invented a compound salad  dressing, but should liko him to taste a  salad dressed by a Seville chef and then  be condemned to take his own concoction for the rest of his unnatural life,  which would not, I think, be long.���������  London Sketch.  Plum ruddinc Thin.  A story has got into print of a Frenchman who, eating plum pudding for the  first time, was so pleased with tho dish  that he begged his English "hostess to  give him the recipe for it. This she did,  and he took it home for an early test at  his own mahogany. His wife, on learning his enthusiasm, elected to surprise  him one day, and the dish was served at  dessert in a soup tureen and iu soup  plates. Not recognizing the mixture,  the master of tho house asked what it  was and was told it was "ploom pood-  ing. " When ho disputed this, he was  confronted with his own recipe. Alas!  tho lady who gave it to him had forgotten the cloth. All the ingredients had  been put, according to directions, into  a pan of boiling water, had been cooked  tho prescribed time, and the result was  ���������soup.���������New York Times.  pleased)yon to adopt for a single night.  I anticipated you by a few minutes.  We are both of us tall men, and the lady  took the difference of voice and manner  for a clever disguise. I was engaged  about my ordinary business when she  appeared to suggest that I should elope  with hor. I will confess my good luck  amazed me at first, but I was quick to  embrace it, nor did I discover how far  astray my conceit had led me until tho  very moment of your approach. "We were  endeavoring to devise - a method of restoring the lady to her friends when you  appeared to "solve our difficulty.''  "You forget," said Dick doggedly���������  "you forgot tho little matter of the  money and jewels you havo stolen. "  The highwayman started. " 'Convey,' tho wise call it," ho roplied,~with  - somo tartness. "But the only course is  that I should svrrendcr everything to  you, and then it should be clear to you  that I am no less a messenger of Providence to you and tho lady���������a. god from  the machine."  Dick was silent, his arm about my  waist, his figure held ready for action.  "The good uncle has been robbed of  goods and niece,'' went on the highwayman easily. "You como upon him in  his distress, hear the tale and straightway go in pursuit of the thief���������the good  uncle called me 'thief���������and compel him  to disgorge. - In truth, the least he can  do is to give you the lady in return for  his goods. For, though perhaps you do  not guess it, you have shown somo bravery tonight." _  Tho thing was beautifully clear. "Indeed," I cried, "he shall do no less.  Dick, we-will go back, and I promise  you shall marry me when- you will and  with his consent.. Do you not see it?" ,  "He ought to do so,' 'said Dick grudgingly. "I suppose we must thank you,  sir."  "Oh," said the highwayman lightly,  "there is no need of thanks.    Here aro  the jewels and the purse.    But first"���������  he opened the purse and extracted somo  . scraps of paper���������' 'I promised to liberate  certain poor debtors, and that promise I  must keep."  . He tore the papers into fragments and  leaped upon his horse.  .  "Farewell!" he cried and vanished  iuto the aisht  if.w.dld I iraac ������? few*-  FALL AND WINTER MILLINEKY  iti all the Novelties of the Season now io.  OPENING MONDAY, SEPT. 16  Costumes for all occasions furnished at  the shortest notice at  MRS MCLAUGHLIN'S.  (201.)  liioMiwpjJOjS  SEALED TENDERS  -TITILL J3H ItECEIVKD BY THK UNDER-  W signed on behalf of the Nelson Sawmill  Company, L'd, for prompt delivery at tlie  mill of  250,000 FEET B. M. OF  SOUND HEMLOCK SAW LOGS  Hanging from 12 to 30 feet in length,- to be  taken from the Timber Limits leased by the  C'ompam*.  The  lowest  or   any tender not necessarily-  accepted.  Ollice at end of Flume.  AV. N. ROLFE,  .Manager.  Kelson, Sept. 20, 18!W. (210)  ^T  NELSON  LOTS  <  l5-*N;f  ,! *���������  4*������l  ~   l������-__-  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  PVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and POBSON.  Apply for Prices Maps, etc., to , __,  FRANK FLETCHER  I-aml CommissioncrC. & K. Ry. Co., Nki.son, B.  the Mcdowell atkins watson -co, lid.  e-^-WHOLESALE AND  RETAIL-  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.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co,  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET. VANCOUVER     R     C  417 HASTINGS-STREET, 127   VMMl/UU V CH,   D.   V*������.  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  BEER  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  ������IM������l*ltS (i.\ Hi; I.I..KT AT HI.HICIO K.tKI'KY.  n.Mh okii.'KS  ruo.iinxv aiii:>im:i* to.  R. RIESTERER, Prop.  .3  The Cassell Cold Extracting Co., Limited.  THE McAKTHUR-FOKREST PEOOESS (Cyanide.)  ���������Piirh'r'P having rcb'-lli'Mis Gold and Sij.vkr Ores for treatment and t  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full costsof treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   PELLEW-HARVEY.   F.hC. S.  st^FE-aiosrTE-^iDja-srT,  -V^^OOT-T-V-EJE?--   IB-   O.       ���������  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. SBAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  ESTABLISHED 1886.  INCORPORATED I89S.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  t22 CORDOVA   ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  ���������Importers ofim-l whiil.snlc ileulerr.* in���������  MINER'S SUPPLIES,  Contractor's Outfits, Shelf and He a*��������� Hardware.  BAR /RON <& FIRTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  135  GILKER.& WELLS.  moiriej new goods.  SUITS  S3E_=-Gi-"E_3-  CHEVOITS  TWEE-DS  ?\  AitbioHbon Works Corfrtf  _EijLsrG-i_isrEE!i?,S- :  IRON FOUNDERS.. BOILER MAKERS, *"*.-*'.  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS,   ETC.,  FISH    CANNING   AND   MINING  "���������MACHINERY, HYDRAULIC GIANTS, "  *.���������  PIPES  AND SINKING   PUMPS  FOR  MINES  NOTICE.  Anv person or persons found removing cord j  wood* from the Timber Limits owned by lhe  Xelson .-sawmill  Compiiny,  Lcl.  will  be prosecuted.  W. N. HOLI'K,  Maimi*.!'-  Xelson, Aii(., 31, IS!)."/. *"       (HI". ������  NOTICE.  A SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT  of kootenay will be holden at Nelson, on  Friday, thcloth day of November, and at Kaslo  on Tuesday, ihe.lflllrd.iy of November, and at  I'o.-sland on Mohdny, the 2;)Lh day of November. iSSii.  The "sitting of said Court, fixed for the 2nd  day of October for Nelson, and ihe oth-dayof  October for itossland, stands adjourned until  the lath day of November and thu 23th day of  November,"lS'JO, respectively.  T. II..GIFFIN,  Registrar of the Court.  Nelson, B. C, Sept. 18th, l8'J5.        '"     (207)  MINING   MACHINERY  FOR SALE-  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  soi.k .ua'xrs mit incvitv it. woirriiiM'Tov.s .sn_...w im*tir-������ a.vi> im-kksoli/s  ito������ k jntii.5, f������:s sii;a>i ko.k l������ltll.l_<_.  No, 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P. 0. DRAWER 12    -    VICTORIA, B.C.  "- *      . . " - - -"* (205)  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our own  brands���������'"La Progression" and "Pride of the West"-���������are  splendid value.   Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  JO.  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers of All Classes of Machinery, Sawmill and  Marine Work a Specialty.,  .sole mai.i;i _urriiiti.it. or tiik  CANADIAN PACIFIC BAIL WAT  a   itet  Two new English   Portable Engines.  .S and 12 horsepower-, wood burners.  One Stiitiona..y Engine and Boiler.  One  Engine und   Boiler   for Steam  Launch'.  Galvanized   Tank-?,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc.  Delivered at Virrtoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTEHMAN & CO..  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.    Victoria, B.C.  (lit.  ���������:./  Paciflc Coast antl Eastern Points,  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  RATES Ti5_G LOWEST.  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 SINKING PUMPS FOR MINES  Comer Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOFVEE, B. 0.  D.  CARTMEL,       J. W. 0AMPI0N.      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretarv-Treasurer. " Manager  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895.  Greatest feti of Routes, Bail id .-straps.  Leaves-N'elson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1(3.30 o'clock, making close  connections'with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON, H. E. MACDOKELL, GEO. McL. BROWN,  Aj-ent, Nelson,   .    Trav. l'_rgt. and Pass. Agt., Nelson.      Dist. Pass. Agt. Vancouver [  My Fall Goods are now arriving aDd my  Stock in a few days *.yill be_.,comp]ete.  Every Novelty of the Season, inclu diner the  "Lee Metford" Army Kifle, El--.'.��������������� "Pegamoid" Paper-Shells, and Uie ���������i'vViucbe.ster  Rifle Model, 1894." -  Shot Guns fr-*-**i <bo ,'.-''..-��������������� y ,.; \V. Ji.Tis-  dall, W.W. Greener, J. P. Glabiough & lira.  and "W." Richards.  Trappers' Supplies.   - - 'Catalogue Just Out.  CHAS. E. TISDALL  (113;  VANCOUVER.  ... ��������� 6i


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