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 THE MINES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN     ���������  AMEEIOA.  -w-*\  u  m  H^fc Y--0   P   -Ifr-H     ���������?   ))  THE OEES ABE HIGH-GfiADE IN  GOLD, SILVEB, OOPPEB    ������  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 264.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, September 7.  1895.  Price Five Cents.  PORT OF NELSON.  r  V  Customs Kcturns i'or August, Ii'!������5.  Dutiable Goods.  Free "  Total   Duty Collected..  IMl'OKTS.  EXl'OUTS.  .8:15.857  . 'A'1.370  ...959,2-7  l'roduee of Mines     ."         Animals, etc., (hides)...  " Miiiiufactui'es      Total.  ..ij-io.'joS.'a  .   l.L'81  998  . S!I5,1K)'_  A.UR.  Aug.  OKE SIi.PMI'NtS.'  o  18���������Cumberlund to Omaha...  vr,\ TitAir..  2,'l-2G���������Le lloi  to Helena..  'IONS  .   15  AUK. 23-2B-27  Pear  50  100  11  -War Eagle to Prickly  VIA   NOKTIirOKT.  Aug. 21-:il���������.Tosie   to Tacoma   Aug. 2!>-:U���������Cliff to Tacoma....   Aii-.'21-8l-Le Itoi to Helena  ���������>;' 1  Au_. 20-31���������War Eaglo to Helena.    -1.  7_ti  TON'S  i:������'  190  6,(m  o4*_i  "S_  Total shipments since June 1, 1S95:  Nelson '������������������  Ainsworth   Trail Creek (gold ore)   Slocan via Nakusp   Slocan via Kaslo        UUI-UOX SHU'MKNTS.  Previously reported since .Tunc, 1895.  August HI���������Pilot. Hay to Aurora, 111..  Sept. 3--i>���������  7,8:18  TONS.  .. (510  ..   (:D  ... m  1,060  MINING TKANS.KUS.  NELSON.  P Swcdbcrg to .1 VV Johnson, .,  ���������^"v-hftoSwan���������Frank Nelson to J VV Johnson.  - J, $100.  Granite���������J  St'ar-J W Johnson to J   P Swcdbcrg, J, ������100.  Aunust 30��������� ,   . ��������� i  .  Marion���������C Harrington and A J Hostwick to  S H Hcndor, 1, . I. f,,,,..,,  Cuban lllossom���������P  H Peterson to C M W ll-  SOMoriiiiig'Star���������J Connor to J II Chipinan, A,  .1.  Sttsut, Happy'Jaek-J P Swcdbcrg to  J A Turner, 1 each, .300. c.  Kvcning Star, Happy Jack, V\nr l_ig.le-Jas.  H. Lone to John A. I'urncr, . in Evening htar  and Haiipv .lack and . in War Kagle, .-w. ,  War Eagle���������M C Monaghan and J A Ivirk-  patrick to J A Turner, ., S.MX).  September 1��������� _       ������������������       ,,...        ,  Jadwiga���������\\r Cloffy to Thos. VV llson, -},  September .*)���������  Jadwiga���������Jas Donnelly to VV Cloily. 1  Evening Slur and Happy Jack���������John  ncr to G A Kirk, J, $500.  . .50.  ,9100.  A Tur-  NEW   LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  ' August 24.  moil  Kiver.  August 20.  .Summit���������O  Hoodoo���������1/  Koarsarge-  tmd liird  Toad  Brown,  and A  E Cox, head of Sal-  W "Uolliulliuid, do,  -C M Wilson, south  hank'Lost Creel*. Kuvin -It l.i'itclier, north  fork Salmon Kiver. Monte Chrislo���������U .VI  Iteoves, north bank Lost Creek. I- ma Out  John Campbell, between b'orty-niiio  ClAugust. 27,   Michigan-W ll Yawkey  Mountain.- ,.    n  August 28.   Peterborough���������Colin C  Toad Mountain. ,    ,,      . r ,  August 29.   Marion���������C   Harrington  Hostwick, east shore Arrow Lake. l  August 30.     IMisy���������.Joe   Cauipbell   iiml V\  llerwick, north fork Salmon Kiver.   Berwick���������  W llerwick.-do.    Argyle-Joe Campbell, dp.  Ontario���������M E Adie and VV Berwick, do, JNlublo  ���������VV Berwick, do.   Colorado���������J  Campbell and  ��������� W Berwick, do. Sunset���������John Morrigeau, Iron  ' Mountain.    Calumet.���������Kiehard  Green,  Sheep  ".creek.   Albion���������K  E Chiimia.ii  nin.    Ueatriee-B.     J.  Mi'K  Cumbria���������E E Chipman,   do.  Pollard,  Morning Mountain.  Johnson, Toad Mountain.  '   August 31���������Twilight���������G  Darby, Hover creek. ���������     ���������    .   .   u.  September:!.   Cub-J O'Donncll et al., btug-  leap Mountain.   Gold Bell-All Kelly. Toad  -Mountain-���������Trelawny-P-B-C-Turner,_Ai dec,  ���������Non   creek.    Vanderbilt���������F J  Squire,  Sheep  creek.   Egan-W H Polland, do.  Septcmher 5.   Ben llasson-J    VV   Howard.  Hound Mouii-  Quai't-' creek.  Major-W B  Jlagpie���������G   II  -C   P Loudin   nnd M  C L Arnold, do.  'DAN"   M.GII-LIVKAV   ON   KOOTENAY  Mr. D. McGillivray, the contractor, returned yesterday horn the Kootenay,  where ho has been engaged in looking  after his numerous busiuess. interests,  Speaking of tho Kootenay generally, he  Baid he regarded it as oue of the most  promiueut portions of the province. Con-  strasting with the commercial stagnation  which prevails so largely on the Coast,  the mining districts seem particularly  lively. Mr. Byron White, the manager  of the Slocau Star, is building a concentrator with a capacity ..of 100 tons of ore  per day, and the proprietors of the Silver  King are actively engaged in completing  arrangements for the construction of a  smelter at Nelson. The C. P. R. survey  pnrties are making surveys of the proposed route of the railway from Trail  Creek to Rossland and will bring this  preliminary work to as speedy a con7  elusion as possible. "The C. P. It." said  Mr. McGillivray, "are quite alive to the  possibilities of the district and are determined to secure its trade for themselves and the Province. Vancouver is  well represented and Vancouverites are  taking up locations and carrying on de  velopment work, so that in the near  fntureit is not unreasonable to expect  that they will control mining properties  of equal value to those now being operated by American. capital. It would be  well for the Vancouver Board of Trade to  consider the advisability of supplementing the deputation of the Victoria Board  of Trade to the Kootenay region, " "  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NELSON.  Mr. li. C. Campbell-Johnston came in  fiorn Springer Creek on Monday- and left  I'or the Coast Wednesday. He is much  struck with the discoveries at the south  cud of Slocan Lake and as he is well  known and trusted his favourable report  may probably induce some capital to  come in.  The Hall Mines recently shipped 67  tons of ore out of its warehouse to the  United States. Half of the shipment  was sent to Newark, N. J., aud half to  Butte. The bags of ore were weighed in  tens and alternately despatched to the  two smelters. The freight rate to Butte  is 88���������to Newark $18, yet the returns  from Butte, were 8100 per ton less than  those from Newark.  SLOGAN.  At the R. E. Lee teu meu are employed  putting out ten tons of ore a day.  The assay office and storehouses at the  Washington have beeu burned by forest  filC3.  Phil. Aspiuwall's iuterest in the Rambler and Tiger lias beeu bonded for  87,500 by J. B. McArthur. First payment due 15th inst. A shipment of ore  will shortly be made from the Rambler.  A % interest in the L.TI. on Eight Mile  Creek is reported bonded for ������50,000, but  so far uo papers are on record.  The evont of the last few days has been  thc return of li. B. Kerr, accompanied  by his bride, The fact "of his marriage  was a great surprise to his many friends.  Mr. Kerr intends building a residence ut  once at the north end of the town.  Tom Mulvey is endeavoring to get  pack horses to pack down the ore from  Hie Tiger claim, situated on the divide  between Springer and Lemon Creeks.  This claim was only struck in July, but  the owners have already got enough ore  to ship besides building a trail..  In the 12 months prior to May 31st.  1805, 335 claims were recorded at New  Denver and in the same period -110 assessments were recorded. Sii.ce June 1,  18'*5, in three months, 400 locations have  been entered on the books.  A huge ledge'is reported from a locality described as 14 miles southeast from  the head of Springer Creek. Here on the  top of the mountain two men,, W. B.  Young and W. K. Hammond claim to  have found a ledge of 100 feet iu width,  which they could trace for a mile. They  staked four claims on it and left the rest  of the party to stake extensions. Of the  samples brought in.three assays gave the  following returns : , 88(5.65 gold, 82-5  ounces silver; 87.70 gold aud 1492-5  ounces of silver; 88.65 gold aud 54 5  ounces of silver.  '   '     ALBl'ltNI.  (From Our Special Correspondent.)  There is nothiug like haid times to  bring out what there is in a man or in a  country. Alberui is proving this just  now. For 35 years the district has beeu  known to Victorians aud they have allowed the moss to grow over it as it grows  over them. But the pinch of poverty  has awakened even these sound sleepers  und they are at last "getting a move on."  The result is that we have found several  claims of as good free milling quartz as  any one wants to see. As yet very little  work has been done, but there are half a  dozen claims ou which you cau pick out  quartz with free gold in it visible to the  naked eye. Tho veins are most of them  small, but not all of them. Au assay of a  [airly chosen sample.o'f a 7 foot lodge,  assayed by the Government assayer,  gave about 840 to the ton aud another huge ledge gave 84." It is expected  that this last could be treated and milled  for $2. Mouied men are beginning to  hover around Alberni; the stage and the  hotels aro ..full, a few prospectors are  tramping iu, the hills all have meu iu  them and a boom seems certain. It  seems extremely probably that it will be  something more than a boom, as the  rock is really there. One specially good-  lookirig ledge, the Star of the West, has  been bonded by Victorians. It is about  4 to 5 foot, is 1% miles from salt.water  by an easy grade aud 18 sacks of it gave  a mill test of 810.60. The hydraulic  ground on China Creek shows a great  deal of gold, but to my mind the big  boulders will be rather, a ditliculty. 1  saw several pans which gave from 15 to  20 colours to the pan. This gold .is always associated with fragments of red,  jasper. j . **  HliVELSTOKl'.  It is stated "ou good authority that.au  electric light plant is to be put iu shortly.  The Illccillewaet river will probably be  used to generate the power.  Two miners from Cariboo, Edwards  aud Bryant, arrived in town last Saturday, and after buying provisions for a  long prospecting trip left on -Tuesday for  the Slocau.  Cars of lumber are arriving daily for the  new C. P. li. bridge across the Columbia,  upon which work will be commenced as  soon as the water is low enough.  Wm. Kenny has sold a quarter interest  in.the Little Falls, a claim on McCulloch  creek to a party of English capitalists for  8500.    ��������� . .],   -  Frank Saunders has staked a claim on  French creek called the Rock '* of Gibraltar. The claim originally belonged to J.  W. Haskins, who discovered it some years  ago and has developed it to the extent of  ���������          ,  ,. ���������   - ,    ���������    -    - " S900.   Haskins staked it again two years  own representatives, since such a mam-1        but Biuce tbat time bas doQe no (ls.  testation of active interest could not fail  s^sment work OD it.   He left two  weekg  to be beneficial. I  The Le Roi mine at Rossland; Mr. Mc- j  Gillivray added," is shipping 100 tons of;  ore a day.   Throughout the mining dis- j  tricts, wherever   good jurfaces appear,  by itsj  shafts are being sunk. Fully a thousand  miners are conducting these operations.  Rosslaud has at present a population of  3,000 aud shows no sign of decadence.  "When the line that the C. P. R. has in  contemplation is completed, Rossland  will be able to,| maintain outside  munication all' the year round, a  ago to restake it but met. Sauuders coming back. It is free milling ore and runs  very high.  The Columbia River Hydraulic Mining Co. is about to put in an extensive  mining plant on Smith creek. The machiuery, which is on the road, will be  taken up the river by boat. The amount  to be expended is 8100.000. In the Park  mine on Smith creek the ground is so  com-1 rich that the owners have decided to corn-  fact ��������� mence sluicing.   They have beeu getting  bedrock. Gus Lund has erected a stamp  mill on his claim, the Holy Bull, on McCulloch creek, and has Mark Hayt engaged in building a wheel. He will, as  soon as it is completed, commence crushing ore. Thc mill has a capacity of about  six tons a day and the ore averages 8100  to the ton.���������Sentinel-.  MIDWAY.  (Midway Advance.)  Rock is being hauled to the Fairview  mill from the Brown Bear claim, and  shortly the stamps will once again proclaim with a rumbling voice that the  .-.itrathyre Mining Co, is still in the land  of the living.  Morrison & McCliutock's strike between Copper and Deadwood camps is  attracting a great deal of attention and  many have been heard to declare it one of  the best things that have been found this  summer.  A large number of claims are being  located up the North Fork of Kettle  lliver-in and around Brown's camp, and'  another camp that is receiving attention  is Prior camp on Prior'creek, a tributary  of Boundary, which heads toward Summit camp.  The samples sought for the Bureau of  Mines are accumulating at the Record  oflice here, among which may be noticed  some fine ore from some of the principal  claims iu the district. When it gets to  Victoria, people at the coast will know  more about what our couutry cau produce.  Mr. Pemberton of Rock Creek bas, we  understand, iu company with the deputy  sheriff of Okanogou county, Wash., discovered a very big property in the neighbourhood. The exact location is a secret.  The ledge, he says, is between 20 and.30  feet wide. Assays were made in Midway,  and the returns show 870 iu gold aud 20  per cent, copper. The American Boy and  American Girl, two claims located upon  Hardy creek this summer by Mr. C. C.  Sands, aud subsequently partly disposed  of to Indiana parties, among whom is the  celebrated Studebaker, the wagon maker,  are now under development, turning out  some fine looking ore, which, up to the  present, is of a free milling character.  It is more than likely a mill will be erected upon these claims iu the near future.  MINING  NOTES.  (From our Exchanges.)  which cannot fail to add materially to its j about eight cents to the pan aud as they  prosperity.���������News-Advertiser.  are down 60 feet," expect soon to strike  Mr. Johnson of Rossland has gone into  Trout Lake with the iulention of putting up a saw mill there.  There are two applications for licenses  to sell liquor at aandou, which- meaus  that there are two hotels going up there.  Several locations have been made recently In the Big Bend Country, priu-'  cipally on Graham creek a branch of  French creek.  An English syndicate has purchased  thirty-rich gold claims iu Montana for  which the consideration is 8750,000. The  mines are known as the Clipper group.  A bush 'fire has destroyed 50 thousand  feet of lumber belonging to the Anglo-  American Mining Co. at Similkameeu.  This will probably prevent any work being done this season.  All the water required is now available  for the Horsefly mine, whilst the Car-  riboo mine has beeu working full time  rrght along. If no uuforseen accident  huppeus it is expected that a good showing will be made by the Cariboo in the  nextcleau-up.  Messrs. J. Cunningham, J. Hamilton  -and*S-"Fe rguson_ha ve_re tii rued ~to "~V/an~  couver from Cariboo. They are part  owners in what is known as the O. K.  claim. They report that they have made  ii very rich strike. Their claim is on a  small creek about four miles, from Stanley in Cariboo.  A prospector, talking of Cripple Creek,  Colorado, says "it is the only' camp that  I know of which they prospect with plows,  miue . with road scrapers aud literally  ship the scenery." This is on a par with  the old-time description of a part of Arizona, "where they cut hay with a hoe  and cut wood with a hammer."  Mr. J. M. Browning of Vancouver has  received a telegram from the' superintendent of the Cariboo Hydraulic Min  ing Company, stating that* work on the  supply ditch was completed* oil the l'Jth  inst, This gives an ample and continuous supply from Policy and Bootjack  lakes. Water has beeu turned on and  the ditch appears to be satisfactary in  every particular. Unless some uuforseou  accident should occur, the company may  anticipate'a steady ruii5 from now until  the close of the season, a period of at  least six weeks,"and possibly, should the  weather be favorable, two months.  The Alaska Treadwell Gold Mining Co.  report that during the year ending Mav  31, '()5,":tmilled 241,278 tons ore, which  yielded 82.65 per ton. It cost 81-37 per  ton to mill the ore, a net profit of 81.28  per tou. Of the 82.05, 81.70 was free gold,  lJ5 cents sulphurets. During the year  200 men were employed, 170 whites, 30  Indians. - The 240-stamp .mill crushed  the 241,278 tons at a cost of-thirty.six  cents per ton. The receipts for the year1  were 8639,697, expenses ������330,162, profit  8309,535, showing what cau be done with  "alow grade proposition." Dividends aggregating S300.000 were, paid during the  year, being six per cent.on the capital  stock. o  OIlWl-liliNOTi-KS.  Sunday, September' 8, 1S95.  Catholic   Church.    Services first  aud second Sundays of the  month afc  "Nelson.  Mass at 10.30. Vespers at 7.30.  Church of Exoland.   Services at  II a. in. and .7.30 p. in. Holy Communion at 8 a. rn.   Sunday school, 2.30.  Pi-.E_byti_i-.ian Cuukcii. Services  , at 11 a. rn*. -md 7 p. rn. Sunday School  ; (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thurs-  ] day evening at 8   p. rn.  Methodist Church, Hume's Hall,  Vernon Street. Services at 11a. in.  and at 7.30 p. rn. Morning subject:  "Redeeming the Time." Evening subject: "Profession and Possession."  LOCAL   NEWS.  We regret exceedingly that last  week's Miner did not reach our Rossland subscribers in due course. The  fault lies somewhere with the Canadian post office. The entire edition of  The Miner for that week was duly  mailed on Saturday afternoon and our  Rossland friends should have received  their copies on Monday.  Mr. and Mrs. Mara arrived by the  train from the north last evening and  are the guests of Captain and Mrs.  Troup.  In consequence of the break down of  the wires we have received no silver  quotations this week.  A barge with 43 tons of ore and  100 cases of empty bottles capsized on  the Arrow Lakes and the cargo was  lost.  ���������  Mr. Hewitt Bostock was in town  Sunday and Monday last on his way-  through from East Kootenay to the  Okanagan, via Rossland.  . The weather has changed considerably during the week, the intense heat  being succeeded by cooler weather,  with rain and snow on the hills all  ���������'ouiid.  A match is talked of to come off this  afternoon between Jack Campbelland  Allan, a well known Canadian runner.  At time of going to press the preliminaries have not been agreed upon.  We understand that Mr. D.M. Bogle  has sold the Rossland Miner to a syndicate of Trail Creek mine owners.  Mr. Revis, late secretary of the  Spokane Board of Trade, will be editor.  Mr. Gamble, Dominion engineer,  was in Nelson during the week and left  foi-;the north end of the lake with a  view of seeing what can be done to  improve the navigation of the Duncan  River.  Mr. Ledonx, the well-known assayer  of New York, has written to a prominent mining man in this section saying  that he desires to get some good mining property for several wealthy persons in New York.  The Ladies Guild will hold a -sale of  work in the English church on Wednesday next, commencing at 3 p. in."  There will be the usual attractions  with music and refreshments and no  entrance fee will be charged.  The first of, the races for the America  cup between Valkyrie III. and  Defender comes off to-day. We have  made arrangements to have a telegram  with the result forwarded to us, which  will he posted if it arrives in time.  Trie Nelson & Fort Sheppard depot  is to be moved from its present site  high up on the mountain and placed  on the end ofthe Five Mile Point line  in Bogus Town. This situation is almost as inconvenient as the other.  The steam shovel carne in on Sunday  hist and ballasting has commenced.  The. extension of the Arrow Lake  branch of the C. P. It. has been commenced and it is hoped that the fourteen miles necessary to reach the head  of the lake will be finished this year in  time to secure connections with navigation throughout the winter. Mr. D.  McGillivray has the contract, with J.  C, Whyte as foreman.  M. McOrath and J. Phair were  shooting the other- day on the stony  -ground���������just���������beyond���������the^.-I_poteiiay_  bridge, having with them a large black  dog. Suddenly the dog, which was  hunting in some bushes, gave a howl  of pain and ran out. The poor- beast  stood rigid for a few minutes as if par:  alized and then fell dead. It is supposed that it was bitten by a rattlesnake. These reptiles, though happily  exceedingly scarce in Kootenay, have  been known before. Some were killed  on this .very spot during the construction of the railway.  AVe have received the 1895 supplement to the Imperial " Institute  yeai book, which itself is only  published once in three years.  The supplement, contains all the  most recent trade returns and  other statistics of every part of the  J_rili_h Empire. We are glad to see  that West. Kootenay occupies a well-  deservcd prominent position, though  the figures of our mineral output are  only those for 1891. Not only is British  Columbia prominent in the mining  statistics, but in fisheries and timber' it  has paragraphs.to itself, which cannot-  i'.'iil to bring it prominently before the-  inerchants of the empire.   ���������  Fiction  and travel are  the ��������� strong  points of the September Cosmopolitan,  which, by-the way,  illustrates  better  than any previous number the perfection of its plant for printing a magazine  of the  highest  class.     Conan  Doyle,  II. H. Boyesen, and Clark Russell are  among   the' story-tellers.       A * well  known New York lawyer relates the  story of "A Famous Crime"���������the murder of Doctor Parkman .by Professor  Webster.   A delightful sketch of "An  English Country House-Party" is from  the pen of Nina Larr-e Smith, the house  at which she visited being'no less than  the historic Abbotsford, still  occupied  by the direct defendants of Sir Walter  Scott.   "The Realm of the Wonderful"  is descriptive of the strange forms of  life discovered.by science in the ocean's  depths, and is superbly illustrated in a  surprising and marvelous way hy  the  author, who is a member of the Stnith-  i sonian staff.    An article on   Cuba   is  '; timely.    Without bothering the   read-  ! er with unnecessary description of the  1 yachts now so   much  talked   of.   The  . Cosmopolitan pi-i-s.-ints four full page  illustrations    showing    these     noted'  boats.   Thomas Moran   again contributes a series of the  most  exquisite  landscapes of western scenery,  twelve  in number,   illustrating an  article by  ' Col. John  A.  Cocker'ill.  on   "Modern  Utah."   And it may  be said that no  more beautifully illustrated number of  i The Cosmopolitan has ever been given  J to the public.  THE TRAIL SMELTER.  It is freely stated that the smelting  bonus offered by the Dominion Government decided the Montana Ore  Purchasing Company to build its  smelter on this side of the line. The  plant to be erected will be a matting  one, similar to that which the Hall  mines will put up at Nelson. The  Montana company will, however, at  the same time erect a smelter and refining plant near Spokane, some few  miles from the city ou the S. F. & N.  liy. The company was offered a 20  acre site close to Spokane, but tbe  fumes from works of this kind are so  noxious tbat they cannot be put up  near a thickly inhabited neighbourhood. Mr. Corbin is said to have  given the company special rates for its  produce.  NELSON PUBLIC SCHOOL.  The following is a report of Nelson  public school for the month of August:  Number of boys enrolled, 14; number of girls enrolled, 23; total, 37.  Average daily attendance, 30.  HONOR ROLL.  Fifth Class���������Dick McFarland. Etta  Muir, Harriet McDonald.  Senior Third Class���������Lea Buchanan,  Samuel Stuckey, Allan McDonald.  Junior Third Class���������Ivy Johnstone,  Wilmott Steed, Maria Horton.  Second    Class���������Tommy    Kenahan,  Chester Hayward, Frances Etter.  ' iPrimer II. Class���������Florence Kenahan,  Betty Johnstone; Florence Etter.  Primer-1. Senior Class���������Otus Farley,  Percy Stuckey, Bertha Miller.  Primer I. Junior Class���������Ernest Kenahan, Willie Troup, Willie Sturgeon.  ���������N. Delmage, Teacher.  THE  "NORTHWEST  MINER'S   ASSOCIATION.  A convention is called by circular to  meet in Spokane for the purpose of  organizing a permanent association  among the miners of the Northwest.  The following are some extracts from  the circular:  "The object of this association is not to  form a miuing exchange, but to consult  together as mining men aud men interested in mines aud encourage the passage  of such laws, both state and national,  as will best subserve the mining industry.  The field proposed to be covered by  this organization, with your co-operation  and the indorsement of others engaged  in miniug in the territory, are the states  of Washington, Idaho, Moutaua and Oregon, and the province of British Columbia.  It is now proposed, to hold the first  meeting iu this city Oct., 2 and 3 of this  year, at which time the permanent officers will be elected and committees named.  No credentials will be required at the  first meeting and all who attend will  share alike in the business of the organization." Let us hear from you aud send  us the names of others to whom we should  address this letter. Prompt action will  ensure greater success. Reduced railroad rates may be expected. Yours very  respectfully.   ,  It is signed by A. P. Curry as temporary chairman and L. K. Armstrong as  temporary secretary, and many of the  prominent mining men of the district  among whom we notice the names of P.  Clark, J A. Finch, Byron White, E. J.  Humphreys and others.        ������  THE NELSON BAND.  ( Communicated.)  The members of the Nelson Brass  Band wish to convey their thanks to  those citizens who are contributing  towards the financial' support of the  organization. The liabilities of the  band are from $2 to $10 per month for  music and incidental expenses and $20  per month leader's salary. For the  month of July the sum of $22.50 was  collected and a similar amount for  August. On'the 15th ult., a regular  eonstitul ion was read and adopted and  Ihe following officers elected foi- the  current year : President, A. Tregillus;  vice president, T. A . Mills ; sec.-treas.,  C. V. Dake. IVB. C. Turner was  elected bandmaster'. The band is considerably hampered by the'removal of  some of its members, but during the  last month gave three evening public performances- in addition to  playing on the day of the race and  baseball game. The- leader is .anxious  to have a class of new members to fill  up the lacking parts in the band, and  will arrange special practice for" such.  Any one interested in band music and  the keeping up off the organization  should hand in his name to the leader  at once, as it will be impossible to keep  the band together without - more  members.  THE ALASKA BOUNDARY.  Washington���������An attempt has been  made in some quarters to work up a  diploiiiaticcontroversy over the Alaska  boundary survey between the United.  States ami Great Britain. The status  of the case now is that the boundary  i_ to be settled by ah agreement be-  t ween the two countries . after  a survey has been made. Both  countries made an independent survey  lint these surveys do not settle the  boundary, but will have to beagteed  upon by both countries at sometime  in  the  future.     Because the survey,  ' which is now being made by Great  Britain,    includes   certain      territory  1 which people in Alaska and Washing-  Ion- believe   belongs    to   the   United  'States, an.impression has been created  that the survey settles the boundary  and that the United States should protest, against it. The survey hy the  United States may be unsatisfactory  to Great Britain, as both surveys are  'made independently, they are preliminary to an international agreement  and until the surveys are completed.  ! nothing will be done.  NEWS   OF   THE WORLD.  PROVINCIAL.  Building  operations nre   active in  Vancouver.  Fruit is being shipped from Chilli-  wack to Manitoba.  A deputation of farmers from British  Columbia will probably go to Atlanta,  Georgia, to represent the Province at  the Pan-American-meeting of agriculturists to be held there in October.  It is freely stated by the coast papers  that Prevosts irregularities in the way  of keeping his accounts have be.h  known to the 'authorities for some  time. Mr. W. J. Goepel is now auditing the books of the office, a job.that  will probably take him four or five  weeks.  Ten sturgeon were caught in a|net in  the Fraser last week in one drift.  Those who saw the catch: were surprised, as it was thought the big fish  would have torn thej net all to pieces.  The fact that sturgeon' can be caught  with a net is worth noting. The ten  sturgeon weighed one and a half tons.  A few days ago a sturgeon weighing  800 pounds was caught in a net without the net being destroyed.  The news of J. C. Prevost's bolting  from Victoria and the certainty of an  official and rigid enquiry into the  books of the' office seems to have  pointed out to W, H. Falding, registrar of the court in New Westminster,  that it was time for him to go too, and  he went. Rumour says that he has  been arrested in the United States. J.  C. Pr-evost is just across the Straits at  Port Angeles.  It is understood that arrangements  are being perfected between the Honorable Mr. Justice Crease and the Federal Government whereby Hon. Mr.  Crease will be allowed to retire from  the Supreme Court bench, receiving  substantial recognition from the Dominion government for his long services  to the country. In this connection it  is also stated that thu position has  been offered to Mr. A. J. McColl, Q. C,  of New Westminster, who has accepted  and G. E. Corbould, M. P., had declined the position.  CANADIAN.  The Hon. J. C. Patterson has been  sworn in as Lieut-Governor of Manitoba.  The annual eweket match between  Canada and America was played this  week at Rosedale. In tbe first innings  the Canadians scored 150 to the Americans 65.  At Niagara, in the international tennis  tournament, Carr B. Neel and Miss Sydney Smith won the mixed doubles for  Canada against E. P. Fischer of New  Vlork aud Miss Maud Osborne..,  In tbe cricket match lit New York between un Oxford and Cambridge eleven  .'Kid New York the latter went first to tho  wickets and made 112. At last advices  the English team had put up 198 for the  loss of _ wickets.  FOREIGN.  The tedious work of completing the  jury to try Theodore Durrant for the  murder of Blanche Lamont was ended  on Aug. 30th by the acceptance of.  Samuel E. Dutton, a wholesale stationer, as the twelfth juror.  The situation of affairs in the east is so  critical jihe Gran dVjzier:Said Pashahas  tehderedhis resignation, saying he declined to remain in ollice under the  present conditions.  A* special dispatch from Shanghai  says that Tsung Li Yame, of the Chinese foreign office, has instructed the  Chinese minister in London to ..pro-*  cure the recall of the British ambassador at Pe King, Mr. N, It. O'Connor,  owing to the hitter's menacing attitude  in connection with the demands" made  by Great Britain for. the appointment  of a commission to inquire into the Ku  Cheng massacres.  Hans and Knuteson, two young farmers who held up the overland express  on theU. P. at.Brady Island, Neb., a  week ago, are now en ro.ite to the  penitentiary, "under sentence of ten  years each' for their crime.- They  pleaded guilty, and they were impelled  to do the work by the" belief that a  great fortune might easily be made.  They secured less than $50 from the  ifafo, which they blew, open in the express car.  In the House of Commons, on the  vote of appropriations for colonial  service, Mr. Chamberlain, secretary of  state for the colonies, replying to Sir  Charles Dilke said that he had failed  to find any argument.which would  justify the late government in giving  the colony of Newfoundland ������o0,000.  He did not think that the condition of  affairs in this colony, after the failure  of the Banks, amounted to such that  the distress and suffering were "sufficient to justify this assistance. The  distress, he added, arose from-a* bad  ad misist ration of the affairs of the  colony.  When James Kier Hardie, British  Socialist, reached Chicago, he was met  by two committees, One representing  the radical' element uf Socialists and  the other the Chicago labor congress,  which invited him-to this country..  The Radicals were the first to greet  Hardie and present, him with a large  bunch of red roses. The congress committee protested, but in vain. They-  then hustled the visitor into a carriage  and drove him to his hotel. Here a  conference was held. . Hardie was told  that lie" must -not attend the picnic  held by the radicals Sunday afternoon,  and after considerable discussion  promised he would not do so. The '  radicals held a meeting at which a  committee was appointed to wait on  Hardie and ask him which party he  prefers to deal with. There is considerable discussion "and bad feeling  here among the represntaeives of the  two factions. *��������� THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7.  1895  ft  ..I/:  TOMORROW.  I eald, "Tomorrow I" one bleak, winter day,  "Tomorrow I will live my life ane-A*.". <  ... And still.;,"Tomorrow!" while the wintei  . .;��������� :.gre*,v;_;: ���������������������������;��������� ������������������;  ;,To;spring, and yet I dallied by the way,-   : ;���������  -Lnd sweet, dear sins still held mo in theii  '/���������.'���������' sway. . -:-r-': .���������'"...        ':,���������':    "���������  ' 'Tomorrow 1" I said, while summer day.  ::wore through.    ::  r : *      ��������� ������������������  .."Tomorrow I "while ehill autumn round m������  .���������'������������������.������������������''*",'drow'i".; ": ...���������-"'"'       .   ���������' ;������������������',��������� :X\5;'  And so my soul remained the sweot sin's prey.  So pass the 3*ears. and still perpetually .'.:  .���������.'���������'���������"-.I cry: '.'Tomorrow'will I floo each wilo.  Tomorrow surely shall-my soul stand free,  .���������;���������_ Safe from tho siren vok"\<;i'iat beguileI"  :   But death wait.! for mo w:'. a a in .eking smile,  And whispers, "Veal Tomorrow verily!"  ;;'���������"��������� '  >.{"'.���������- .I.'.'-".���������Philip Boiirko Marston.  THE BOWLDER BALI  Ono morning tho 600 citizens of the  great and nourishing town of Bowlder,  A. T., awoko to find posted up ou the  bulletin board iu front of tho postofiice  a red and white and blue handbill announcing that on April 3 tho grand  nnnnal ball tendered by the young men  of the "city" to tbe young ladies of the  city would be held.  Tho handbill was artistically masterful. No less than six different sizes of  typo had been used, and. red ink, blue  ink and purple ink had not been spared.  Tho handbill was at least six feet long.  At the bottom was a magnificent picturo of Sloan's hall, in which the ball  ���������was to be hold. At the top waved the  stars andstripes, and in each of the four  corners stood out proudly the coat of  arms of the great territory of Arizona.  It had been mooted about for a week  that the announcement was to be made  in the near future, but the young men  who comprised tho committee in charge  of the arrangements had kept their actions a profound secret, and when the  question was broached to them they had  denied that any definite date had been  agreed upon. The town had therefore  been in a furore of excitement for over  a week, and nothing else had been talked of, neither at the stationery and  bookstore, at the postofiice, at the hall  where the G. A. R. men met every  night, nor in the drawing rooms aftor  sapper. The youug men in charge of  the arrangements it was known met  nearly every night at the office of tho  editor in chief of The Weekly Bulletin,  bnt aa to what they did or said it was  impossible, as The Bulletin announced,  "to ascertain. "  But now the announcement was  made, and the interest and excitement  were simply unbearable. Old man Sboe-  meyer, the village music teacher, had  been tho first to discover it, for the notice had been posted during tho night to  further enhance the mystery which  should duly surround the actions of the  young men in charge of the arrangements. The old man noticed something  unusual about the bulletin board from  his window, as ho was dressing himself  that morning about 4 o'clock. '  "An inspiration came to me, "ho  said in relating the particulars of his  discovery later in the day to a group of  admiring follow citizens, "that it was  the announcement of the ball. 'It's the  announcement,' says I to myself. So  (lipping on my shoes I ran out without  my hat, and there, sure enough, it was  Just as you see it there. My heart went  thumpety-thump when I saw it, and I  ran home with all my might.to tell the  firls. At first they did not bolievo me,  ut I called out to them to look out of  the window for themselves. And there  ���������hey saw it just as I had seen it. Yes,  air, I was the first1 to discover the handbill."  And the old man swelled with his own  Importance and acknowledged with dig-  _������ity_the_deferential_sal,jte_of_the_mayor..  of the town, who had just come up to  congratulate him.  There was very littlo busiuess  done  that day in Bowlder. Tho flag was raised on tbe Town hall, and court adjourned immediately after  meeting.    Everywhere, little groups of young  and old  men stood around talking about the momentous occasion. - In tho evening tho  militia band  turned'out and serenaded  the young men who had chargo of tho  arrangements, and the young men came  out and  got ou a  barrel, ono  after the i  other, and mado short  and enthusiastic ;  speeches, which wero grooted with rap-1  turous applauso. !  And tho next morning, to cap tho climax, a telogi-auicame, addressed to the.  peoplo of Bowlder, which road:  Tucson', A. T., Jan. C���������Congratulations.   1-  vrill bo with you. Ji-_'Tu._si,ow.    |  Jim Truslow, or the Hon. James Tim-.  - othy Truslow, was tho representative of ���������  tho great nnd flourishing town of Bowlder in tne stato senate.    .  The telegram reached tho city about'  10 o'clock. Lewis, the telegraph operator, was suddenly seen to rush out oi  , the Western Union telegraph office. He  was waving his hands wildly in the aii  and hurrahing at tho top of his voice.  Ho ran straight for tho bulletin board.  A great crowd followed him. And when  the telegram had been read aloud a  thundering choer wont up that could  . have been heard in the senate chamber  at Tucson, 150 miles away..  It" was many days'beforo the town got  back to business again, and then, the  first excitement passed, the great question arose, "What shall I wear? "   .  Of course the men were .hot interested  much in this' question. There was but  ono costume admissible to-them.  Everyman in town had a whito satin  necktie and a cutaway coat aiid his  '-funeral pants," as the black broadcloth garments were called. The young  "men who had charge of the arrangements, it was whispered, had sent to  Phenix for patent leather shoes for the  .: occasion, and tho mayor, it-was posi-.  tively declared i'or a fact, had. sent to  Denver for a white waistcoat.  But the "question of dress worried the  women.    Old trunks wero opened, old  .   bits  of. lace  and  embroidery cut  and  tacked on, and in every yard on the  first Monday after the  announcement j  in the quiet breezes under the abnormally hot sun a dress of somo white fluffy  sort or other���������that is, in all but two  yards.  Miss Mary Jane Broaden and Miss  Martha Sallio Armitago, rivals, had,  singularly enough, reasoned out at the  samo moment that she must do something to show that ugly, forward girl  that sho "was not in it with her."  Miss Brceden had decided that she  must havo a black silk dress, with the  neck out low, squaro shaped and filled  in with whito lace, tlie skirt to be  flounced with black laco and tho sleeves  to ho tied near tho elbows with white  satin. This costume, sho decided, with  hor own beautiful fair skin and an  abundance of rod roses in her hair,  would mako a most presentable and do-  leotablo appoaranco. An-l MissBrooden  wan tod to look hor best, for was sho not  very much in lovo with Jim Truslow,  ������ud wasn't he vory much in lovo with  her? Aud wouldn't tho ball decide the  question? Could tho Hon. Jim resist her  charms, and wouldn't ho conic to thc  point, which point he had been hovering dangerously near for tho last two  years?  - Miss Martha Sallio Armitago had decided that a whito china silk dross  would most become hor and show to  best advantage tho marvelous beauty of  her creamy, olive complexion and her  deep, soulful eyes. And Miss Armitage  wanted to look her best, for was she not  very much in love with the Hon. Jim,  and wouldn't she, when she became the  affianced of that gentleman, show that  forward Breeden girl how inferior a  mortal she was?  But thoro was one obstacle. Miss  Breeden wondored where she was going  to get the money to pay for that dress.  Miss Armitage wondered whore sho was  going to get the money to pay for that  dress. The mouey must bo found somewhere, said Miss Breeden (also Miss Armitago), for that dress had to be had. On  it would hang all the law and the prophets. Jim Truslow must be hers, said  Miss Breeden (also Miss Armitage), and  the dress would effect the conquest.  Well, said Miss Breeden (also Miss  Armitage), thero wero still two months  upon.the ball, and the money would be  found. Father didn't havo it, and there  was nothing to sell.  When we are deepest in despair and  gloom, something always happens t.  liglit us up again. And so it happened  in Bowlder. The "Weekly Bulletin (published on Saturdays, the official organ  of Bowlder county, subscriptions must  be paid for in advance) announced on  its very first page under glaring headlines that on Monday Miss Susan Anthony, the well known and popnlai  schoolteacher of Prescott, would arrive  in Bowlder by the Owl train to take  charge of the two months' sossion of  school which would commence immediately. "Miss Anthonyis afine arithmetician, knows all about algebra," etc.,  _aid Tho Bulletin.  Miss Breeden road tho announcement  with an unconcealed smile of satisfaction and triumph. Miss Armitago was  equally smiling, satisfied and triumphant.  * 'Mamma,'' said Miss Breeden at supper, "we must tako Miss Anthony tc  board. I'll do the work, pay all the extra expenses and givo her my room."  And then she told hor surprised  mother the method of her madness. It  is to bo read between the lines that Miss  Armitago made the same speech to her  mother also on that very same evening.  Tho Owl train was due to arrive at  Bowlder at 4 o'clock in the morning.  Miss Breeden pleaded a headache aud  epent all day Sunday in her bed, sleeping as much as sho could. At 10 o'clock  on Sunday evening, when the rest of the  family had rotired, Miss Breeden arose  from her bed, put on hor tightest shoes.  J___yd_her_stay s_un.com f orta bl y_ti gh t _an d  drank four or five cups of strong cold  some other girl is always working for  us.  Miss Breeden had a month in which  to prepare her dress. Miss Armitage  had "but a few days, but again this  young lady proved herself a great gen-  oral. Almost on tho very d������*f that Miss  Breeden sent to Phonix for her black  silk Miss Armitago commissioned a  young gontlcmau, who happened to be  vory much in love with her, eutre nous,  to buy for her in Prescott, for which  city ho was departing on a business  trip, tho silk and laces necessary for the  manufacture of hor dross.  Sho said nothing to this young gentleman about providing him in advanco  with tho necessary funds to pay for  what sho wanted, and ho, as sho had  Hirmisod, was too bashful to suggest  such a thing. Whon he returned in throo  weeks, ho brought the things with him,  and a wcok lator, when she got her $10  from Miss Anthony, the girl askod him  what thoy had cost. And to show her  gratitudo sho mado for him out of somo  of the silk loft over a very pretty necktie, which he, foolish youth, kopt locked  in his strongbox with his other treasures and occasionally gazed at in mo-  monts of temporary mental aberration.  The day set for the ball arrived in  duo course of time. It was a hot day, to  say the least. Tho thermometer at Bill  Leiter's drug store at 10 o'clock in tho  morning registered 97 in the shade, bnt  nobody noticed that. A general holiday  had been declared, and everybody was  at homo getting ready.  Jim had not arrived, but was due on  the train which would reach Bowlder  at 10 o'clock in the evening. And, by  the way, Jim had written to a friend  that at the ball he intended to "spring  a little surpriso" on bis many friends.  Thore was much speculation as to what  that surprise would be, for everybody  felt a great interest in Jim and his affairs. Ho was tho rising young man of  tho county, and had already, though  hardly 30 years of ago, made quite a  reputation for himself as a lawyer and  as a politician.  Sloan's hall never looked prettier than  it did that night. Tho Bulletin announced in its next edition that tho  "hall was gay ly festooned with varicolored buntings, and that innumerable  Chinese lanterns made of the scene a  dream from fairyland. The beauty and  bravery of Bowlder were present," said  The Bulletin, "aud the .flashing eyes of  the dainty damsels outshone, the jealous  stars of the tropical skies. 'On, on with  the dance; let joy be unconfined!'"  quoted The Bulletin, "and occasionally,  as in rhythmic motion, in dreamy keeping with the mellifluous strains of Professor O'Conlihan's band, the dainty  gauzelike dresses were swished aside,  revealing a flighting fancy of a delicato  instep. Ye editor wished himself a  bachelor again."  Miss Broeden and Miss Armitago,  secure of creating a sensation, wero  among the last to arrive. Miss Breeden  in her black silk was beautiful. Miss  Armitage in her white silk was lovely.  The young ladies observed each othor  with supreme contempt. Miss Breeden  noticed that the gold comb in Miss Ar-  mitage's hair was merely gilded. Miss  Armitage could hardly refrain from  calling tho attention of Mayor Gillespie  to the fact that Miss Breeden had forgot to polish her left shoo and to button  the top button on her right shoe.  At about 10 o'clock, during an intermission, who should come in but the  Hon. Jim, and on his arm he escorted a  very plain looking young woman, a  Btrangor to Bowlder. Tho men rushed  over to shake Jim by the hand. Of  course tlie young ladies wouldn't do  tbat.  "It would not be etiquette," remarked Miss Breeden to horsel.f, thereby restraining herself from rushing to meet  tho man sho loved, for she knew that  tlfe  coifoo sho had smuggled into her room.  All this sho did so that sho might be  uncomfortable, and therofore vory wakeful, for she >must not surrender to nature and fall asleep. That would never  do. She must be at the station to wel-  como Miss Anthony and see that she did  not escape her.  At 3 o'clock Miss. Breeden.made herself moro comfortablo and then sauntered out������into thc night air. She .walked  to tho station, and at 4 o'clock she had  tho pleasure of greeting Miss Anthony.  "You must come right to our houso,"  6aid Miss Breeder* effusively. "Wehave  a nice room all ready for you."  "But Sallio Armitago has asked me  to .como to her houso, "said Miss Anthony.  "Sallio Armitago asked you?" cried  the bqwildorcd girl.  "Yes. Sho telegraphed mo on.Saturday night."  "Telegraphed you?"  "Yes,  but I'm  tired out,  and she  isn't here, so como on; let's go to your  house.   I'll stay a month.with you and  a month wiih her."  "I get tho first mouth!" cried the  girl.  "Yes. You shall have the first  month."  "Thank heaven!" - murmured the  girl, and she sighed, very much relieved.  It is not necessary to detail the mortification and anger of Miss Armitage  when she learnedthat her rival had stolen the schoolmistress from/her. Nor is  it necessary to tell all tho self sacrificing drudgery that fell to the lot of Miss  Breeden. It is sufficient to say that she  fairly earned by. the sweat .of her .brow  ���������and the sweat of one's brow is considerable of * a factor in Arizona around  about that timo of the year��������� the $16  which Miss Anthony paid her for four  weeks' board.  . At tho end of tho month the schoolmistress, true to her word, packed up  her belongings and went over to the enemy, who was now in her turn called  upon to describe by her actions and self  sacrificing- how much sho loved the  Hon. Jim and how determined she was  to win;i him,- if possible, for her own  sweet self. '      ���������  If Jim could but have known! But he  eyc8���������df~her���������rival were upon" her,  | nnd sho would rather die���������aye, rather  loso the man she loved���������than givo that  education. Good Mrs. Baker volunteered to fit her up with a wardrobe which  Would answer for present emergencies.  Ten days after his first visit Mr. Slade  was again drinking from the gourd  which hung on the broken twig by the  6ide of the mountain spring.  As Ida came aoross the brook, following Old Spot from tho cornfield, she met  him.  "Howdy, Mr. Slado?" sho joyfully exclaimed.   "What you come for?"  "For you."..  "For mo?    What for, Mr. Slade?"  "To carry you back with me to  Bohool."  "But I can't go. I can't leave pap  and.Old Spot and the children."  Hor lips quivered, and tho tears came.  "Yes, you can,"said Mr. Slade, "for  a man has como with mo for tho pur-  poso of routing the farm. He will stay  aud take care of Old Spot and your father and the children."  Her wholo i'aco shone with joy.  "A kind friond," ho continued, "has  provided a pair of shoos, a dress or two  and somo othor things for you in that  trunk in the wagon."  "Thank God!"  "Will you go?"  "Yes, if pap is willin. "  "He is not only willing, but anxious.  I must tell you, however, before you  make up your mind that I am a  Yankee. "  "The Lord has forgiven you for that"  "But I was a soldier at Chickan.au-  ga."  *;The Lord will forgive you for that,  too, if he will forgive me for Latin of  you Yankocs what shot and crippled  pap. I've done asked him to forgive us  all."  .  "Then you'll soon bo ready?"  "Yes. And Mr. Slade���������I can'ttell it  ���������but I want to say thanky. I am only  a poor mountain girl, but if tho good  Lord lets me live I will thank you, ani  I'll work my fingers to the bone to pay  you back every cent you spend for mo. "  In an hour sho had kissed hor father,  her sisters���������and the; truth must bo told  ���������Old Spot, goodby, aud was gone.  #���������*������.*_  Four years had passed by���������four years  of hard study and consecrated devotion  to duty ou the part of Ida Halo. Nine  mouths of oach year had beon spent at  the school presided over by Professor  Slade and the vacations back at the  humblo cottage by tho spring, helping  with her own hands to till the littlo  farm and gather tho harvest. Pap and  Old' Spot and tho girls were always objects of her love and her care. The water of tho spring was just as cold, the  music of the running brook just as  sweet, tho white and crimson blossoms  of tho mountain ivy just as lovely and  the towering peaks of the mountains just  as grand as the day we first saw  her plowing on tho mountain side  aud bathing her rosy face in the cooling  waters of the creek, where the sunlight  played hide and seek among the blossoms.  But today sho is to receive her diploma. Clad in her 6iinple white dress,  sho stands upon the stage, and in a voice  rich iii melody, yet softened by pathos,  Che tells of her struggles and her aspirations, and all eyes grow moist and all  hearts boat in sympathy with tho barefoot mountain girl who was already a  queen among women.���������S. D. Bradwell  i:*. __tl_.ut?i Constitution.  CLOSING  OUT SALE.  After the First of September, I shall offer at my  New Premises  OPPOSITE THE MAPDEN HOUSE,  My Entire Stock of Jewellery, at Price Away Below Cost.  *R"E3_?____I_RI__TC3-   ___   S-PBoi-A-X-a-Tr.  CHAS. JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker  and Jeweller,  CUMOGHAM   &  HINTON,  ST., VICTORIA  ELECTRICIANS,  44  QOVERNNENT  CONSTRUCTING  Contractors for and Dealers in Motors, Dynamos,  Electric   Mining   Machinery   and   Electric  Supplies.  Send for Photos and Specifications of Electric Log   Hauling  Machines.  [1M,]<  SIMPSON? CO.  Successors to  International Commission Co  Have r-urcli-i'-.a T. K. Hurry's  ���������__���������_,_ .   ......   ._.     didn't.  It is tho way of the world.   We  iad been made was to be seen fluttering j uro always working for some girl when'J  odious Sallio Armitago a chance to say  that sho was forward or unladylike.  Bob Gortner came np and claimed tho  next waltz. She had promised it to  him, not expecting Jim's arrival for another hour, but now tho very sight of  the insignificant little lawyer's clerk,  with his stoop shoulders and his inane,  blinking eyes, was repulsivo to her, and  almost rudely sho bogged to bo excused  on tho plea that she felt rather tired  and would rest through tho next danco.-  Jim Truslow now approached Mijs  Annitagu, and Miss Broedon 'a blood ran  hot, and hor heart grew so angry that  sho could hardly breathe.  "Tho designing, forwaid thing!" exclaimed Miss Brceden between her  tooth. "Sho placed herself nuar I ho door  r-:o that he would sen  Jim spoke a few  and then Miss Brceden  wildly within hor, for he hud left hor,  and sho now looked as pale and as weak  as a kitten. And ho was now coming  straight toward her, his hand outstretched, his" face wreathed in smiles. Miss  Breeden's heart overflowed with joy.  She trembled so that she could.hardly  trust herself to speak to him or to.hold  out her hand to him.  She felt the eyes., of the room upon  her. She knew that her cheeks wero fiery'  red, and that everybody was pointing  her out as the girl who had won Jim  Truslow's heart, and that she had not a  doubt then, for:could- she not read it in  his eyes?  . Jim came very close to her and hold  out his hand. Sho offered him hers.' He  took it very tenderly in his and pressed  it warmly.  ' 'You are looking charming,'' ho said,  "the.-'belle of tho ball, and as such I  want you to do me a favor..''  "A favor," sho murmured, with  downcast eyes.- "Willingly ask of me  anything in my power, and I will do  it."  "Thank you," said the Hon. Jim.  "Come with me. I.want you to meet  my wife. I was married two weeks ago  to the finest little woman in Arizona.  It was she I escorted hero, and I want  you to be very, very good to her. Won't  you, for my sake?''  And  this was the  little surj_rise the  Entire Crop of Potatoes,  Amounting to 500 Sacks  Anil Will Sell Tlicm ut  $20 PER  TON.  Siiprt Local Inflnslry.  xTiEiLSOirsr, _b_ c.  ���������(52)  si.iirso.v.v co.. ri<n>riri<ii-  SS^iPagePoiisfordBros,  Hastings Sli-i-i'l,- Vancouver. It. <\  DIRECT IMPORTEES OP ALL HIGH-  CLASS ENGLISH MEM'S  purnishings  -r  Such as Christy's Hats, Dent.-  & Fovyne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartvvright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe "SHirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAIL OKIIEKS IMtOMPTM* ATTKNI.KD TO.  *3*>  10  SAN FRANCISCO, 0AL.  MINING  MACHINERY  SPECIALTY.  ������  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour on the Kootenay Outlet,  is open for the reception of Visitors.  Best Fishing on the River,  Lawn Tennis Grounds,  Sail and Rowing Boats.  Especial/v Suitable for Picnic Parties.  By means of moveable parti linns, a larp-e part  ofthe Hotel can be made into a-Ball Room on. the  shortest notice.  Prices Moderate.  PROf TOR, BUSK &���������  WEST,  ������8 Proprietors.  (^-MINER'S SUPPLIES^  Thos.Dunn %$ Co., Ltd.  *V__-_SrOO"_T*V"_33_S, B.  o.  Carry a full line of the following goods in stock, which they offer at  rock bot-  ������toi_i prices.   Write for quotations before you purchase your  season's supplies.  STEEL WIRE ROPE. PULLEY BLOCKS, CHAIN, DRILL STEEL.  PICKS, SHOVELS, AXES, DYNAMITF, FUSE AND CAPS, AND A  GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF HARDWARE, BLACKSMITHS AND  MILL SUPPLIES. 133  CAEPETS  SNIPS:  o  z  <  HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YARD.  TAPESTRY - - at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cto. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brass Fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters,  letter Orders Receive prompt Attention.  SNIPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Ct_.  Lace-Curtains,-_*.o-ets. Tup.-  -���������Gheneille -Portiersr $275crup7  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2.50, with Napkins to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  COPE  & XOTJIsrc_f5  X37 Cordova Street, ^Vancouver.  (168)  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, "NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods arid  the Lowest. Price."  Sells'at  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 Yatps Street, Victoria.  ^���������"WHOLESALE ������  DRY GOODS  Clotbfng, Rents' jfumfsbin.,, j������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- :������������������$>���������*>.  ���������������������������Wfi  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY. SEPTEMBERS, 1895,  h  _>  %kt Jftmer.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inck,per  month. ;  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted ai the rate oj 13 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and jo cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running /or shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS lo the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of. the "writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  AODHISS  TH1MINIHPBINTINQ*PUBLI8HINQC0  NELSON.    B.C.  OUR FIRST RETURNS.  The Customs returns for the Port of  Nelson.for the. month of August will  be found in another column: This is  the first month that Nelson has stood  alone as a port and has not lent her  commerce to swell the trade returns of  New Westminster. The figures show  that the step taken in detaching Nelson from her old time parent port was  well justified.  The effect will he that the volume  of our trade will be directly observable  instead of being merged and lost in  other figures. In gauging the commerce of the district it must, be  remembered that an enormous quantity of merchandise arrives by the C.P.  II., both from the east and west, the  volume of which does not appear in  these returns.  WANTED, A MAN.  We have often pointed out that  Kootenay has far more advantage?,  as an embryo mining field than ever-  South Africa had. Her mineral prospects are richer ahd closer togMh.r,  nnd as far as accessibility i. concern ed  there is no possible comparison. To  get to the South African El Dorado a  sea voyage of three weeks brought the  would-be-miner only to the coast and  then he had to find his way over- a  difficult and expensive distance of  several hundred miles up country.  Kootenay has three transcontinental  lines actually running up to her  doors. Yet South Africa has tens  of millions of Biitish capital  invested already and any respectable scheme that is put on the  London market is instantly taken up.  With the exception of the Sihi-r King,  Great Britain has no interests whatever in Kootenay and American capital flows in only one or two channels.  But South Africa has and had from  the first what Kootenay badly lacks, a  man of enterprise, ability and ambition. To Mb. Cecil Rhodes South  Africa owes all she has. By many he  is considered the strongest of Her  Majesty's subjects to-day. He has already laid the foundation of a British  empire in Africa. He is still a young  man and if he lives it will not be too  much to say that his name will be.to  Africa what Hastings was to India.  Very little more than ten years ago  Asia, or they may be asked to write a  treatise on the political situation in  Europe during the Pitt Ministry.  There are, however, more serious defects than this.  The natural corollary of an examination of this kind is that none except  those who successfully pass it should  be allowed to practice as assayers.  The profession should be on the same  footing as law or medicine. But the  Act is silent on this point. It simply  says that the certificate granted to  those who pass shall he taken as prima  facie evidence' of efficiency in any  com t of law.  The advertisement announcing the  examination does not say where it is  to be held, hut presumably it is to be  at Victoria. If this is so, we would suggest that it be transferred to Nelson.  There are more assayers within the  boundaries of West Kootenay than in  all the rest of the Province. Why  should they all be put to the trouble of  a journey to Victoria, involving not  only a very considerable expenditure  of money but also of time ?  A fee of $10 is to be charged for a  certificate of efficiency. By what  authority is this fee charged? The  Act says that the Lieutenant-Governor  in-Council shall grant a certificate of  efficiency to all successful candidates,  etc.���������but there is no mention of any  fee for the same. In the preceding  clarr.se power is taken to fix a schedule  of fees for "instruction and for assays  and tests made by the department."  The'Act gives absolutely,, no power to  impose this tax, against which the  successful assayers may well kick.  The iniquity of the preceding clause  which virtually puts the Bureau of  Mines into competition with private  assayers is too plain to require pointing  out.  We trust that if the Government  persists in its scheme of holding this  examination, which is good enough,  it will remember that in asking gentlemen already well known and high up  iu the practice of their profession to  submit to examination it is to some  extent putting an indignity upon them  and that therefore pains should be  taken to "avoid giving them trouble or  putting them to expense. Further no  exceptions should be made. No one,  no matter how great his reputation,  should he given his certificate unless  all the others are treated alike. We  believe that if the examination is carried out on these Hues no tt ouble will  be found in putting the clause into  operation, but otherwise it will be a  failure and gradually degenerate into  a dead letter.  the new discovpry a certainty if the  yellow metal is found in anything like  fair quantity," The" discontinuance of  silver- mining to the north of Nelson is  fine, hut the present high price of gold  is liner. We wonder where our agricultural fi'iend got his quotations.  WANTED.  10 COEDS OF FIREWOOD,  Sever, Cords 2 foot wood, 2 ricks to a  cord ; 3 Cords (engine w< od) 1 foot, 3  ricks to a cord.  Apply Miner Office.  PATIENCE REWARDED.  MINIM.. AGENTS.  M. I. M. E.  M. I. M. & M.  R.C.CA1BELL-J0IST011  MlNINe E\GI*.KEIt,  MET.-I___H������1_T  AM)  ASSAYED,  638 GRANVILLE ST ,  "v_&.__TaoT_r-v__3_=t ' r     33. o.  THE OLD LOCATION COMING TO  THE FRONT.  A Chance lor Speculators   "Who  Were   Too  Lute at Kosslaml.  ������y QYelegram.  JYfpsslcunoZ, J?. O.  18 July, '95.  QYKe QYozonszte ai Q'r-ail  zvilZ he on the ]\������arrJcet  o7iJ\loricl(xy next, SSnd  of July.  YE. B. QYopjping.  (101)  M������. Rhodes was-nobody. In'fact he  was rather worse than nobody. He  was strongly suspected too of being a  buyer of stolen diamonds, a class of  miscreant with which the Transvaal  abounds.  But he. conceived the idea of  " consolidating the De Beers interests,  which he did and to-day he is chairman  ofthe most powerful diamond monopoly in the world.  The Chartered Company, as it is  termed, is an instance of his energy  nnd influence. This Company has  powers ovpi- 750,<XX) square miles of  territory. It is as big as the whole of  Central Europe. Its operations for the  entire suppression of any native  trouble are alive in out- readers' memories. They were sharp and���������to the  point find raised a howl among certain classes in England, to which  Mb. Rhodes paid no attention at all.  ..They were successful.   The company  " depends almost entirely for prolit fro m  the result of the mining operations of  its tenants. Its mines as yet are only  prospects. ' Yet on the strength ol  what he has already done in the Trans-  -., vaal the stock of this company stands  to-day in the London market at 500  per cent, premium.  Favoured indeed is the country that  has such a son as this. Kootenay today has more to offer than Mashona-  land or Matabeleland, but she has no  one to take her wares to market.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that John Klliot as Agent for  Samuel Stongc and Alfred Cabana honied the necessary papers nnd mide application  for a Crown Gra. t in favour of the mineral  claim Monte Cristo situated in the Trail Creek  MiniiiK Division of West Kootenay.  Ad\ erse claimants, if any must. Iile their objection, with me within 60 days from the date  of this publication iUi the British  Columbia  Gazette.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, Aug. 1st 1895.  ,    N. FITZSTUBBS,  (171-3.8.5.) Government Agent.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  For a little time while the Ainsworth  was laid up Kaslo, Ainsworth and  Pilot Bay mails were carried by the  Alberta. The public enjoyed the advantage of a daily mail. Tlie steamers  Aiuswoi th, Alberta and Nelson make  altogether thirteen trips each way between Nelson and Kaslo every week.  Surely with so many boats running  some better service than three times a  week might be arranged.  We sincerely trust that, the invitation to mining men to meet in Spokane  next month and put the Northwest  Miners' Association on a sound and  permanent basis, will be widely accepted. Without .going into details  here we can see that a great deal of  good may result from such an Association.���������"'-~- J  THE ASSAYERS''EXAMINATION.  The Provincial Secretary notifies by  advertisement that- an examination  for assayers will be held under Clause  12 of the Bureau of Mines Act of last  session. This clause like so much of  the legislation of this Province is so  vague and incomplete that it almost  encourages the idea that it was  draughted by children playing at  Parliament. For instance it recites tha'  the Minister may. have the candidates  examined in the "practise of assaying  or such other subjects as may be  deemed advisable." Under this the  candidates may be required to pass in  Greek irregular verbs, or Roman history or on  the geography of Central  ��������� AVe hear- that the epidemic, whatever  it is, is still raging at Rossland. One  or two deaths have takeu place, but  they are attributed entirely to the  patients' attempts to treat themselves  with patent medicine and not calling  in the professional man until those  deadly drugs had so far favoured the  course of the disease as to render- the  services of a doctor useless. From all  that we can hear, the epidemic is not  true typhoid fever, but a malignant  form of dysentery. Happily now that  the hot season has passed and cooler-  weather has set in, there is little dan-.  ger of the trouble spreading and we  hope that by next year Rossland will  have provided herself with a plentiful  supply of pure water. The present  supply is only one degree less deadly  than the patent medicine employed to  cure its ravages.  The sidewalk constructed by the  Government up Stanley Street stops  at the public school, about a hundred  yards short of the southern limit of  ihe Governrnenttownsite. The owner's  of the adjoining land, on which several  nouses are built, and several others'  going up, have built a sidewalk up  ��������� heir portion of Stanley Street as far  as Observatory Street. Meanwhile between these two bits there is a gulf of  about a hundred yards, muddy in win-  tor and dusty iu summer. Cannot the  two authorities in some way or other  bridge the gulf?" Some time ago when  ib was proposed to pave St. . Paul's  churchyard with wooden blocks, a wit  remarked that if the Dean and Chapter  only put their heads together the  thing was done. We trust that the  authorities in question here will not  render themselves liable to the same  remark.    The Calgary Tribune has recently  sent a reporter to investigate the new  gold discoveries near Donald. Calgary  is an agricultural and pastoral country  and this reporter probably . knows all  about potatoes and pigs aud cows and  cucumbers, but of mining he knows  not a jot. The following from his report is amusing: "The locality is only  aboubeighty miles due northot Nelson,  which is known to be a rich mineral  couutry, and the presence of the same  geologic formations should therefore  not he surprising. Silver ore is known  to be obtainable a little distance to the  north of the town and some mining  has been done in that connection, but  the low price of silver has led to its  discontinuance. The high price of gold  at present makes the development of  TAKE NOTICE  That Johu Klliott, as agent for D. M. Drumhellcr, has tiled thc necessary papers and made  application for a Crown Grant in favor of the  mineral claim "Evening Star situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must tile their ob  jeetions within 60 days if rom the date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, July 18, 1895.   (162 20,7,5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE Notice that Edmond Haney has filed  J. the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of thc mineral  claim "Legal Tender" situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of the District of \\ est  Kooteuay.  Adverso claimants, if any, must lilc their  objections with me within 00 days from tho  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette,  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, Aug. 1,1895. [177-3,8,5]  J. H. BR0WNLEE  MINING BROKER.  86  .VICTORIA, B. O,  JESSOP'S  T.   H.   CALL AND  MINING BKOKEK and  HEAL ESTATE AGENT.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVEB, B. 0.  Correitpondence Solicited.        124  W. A. JOWETT  V  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  1K8VKANCE and ��������� ��������� ���������  CO_UU___0_i AGENT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON. B. O.  WiELEWlHARVElRCS,  [Memb. J.. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.J  ���������v___3srcoxjv__3_a,   bl c.  Assayx, Mill Tents aiiil Analyses.  Sample* treated from  1 pound to 1 ton in'weigkt.  For particulars apply to E. A.POWYS & CO.,  Local Agents, who -will receive samples   [18k)  W. F. MCCULLOCH,  (Late Af-sayer to Provincial Government.)  ASSAT    OFITIOB.  NELSON  B. C.  (193)   Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  ''PAKE Notice that A. S. Farwell, as Agent  4- for T.A. Finch and Jl. Jl. Galusha, hasnlod  thc necessary papers, and made application for  a Crown Grant in favor of Lhe Mineral Claim  "J umbo," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse Claimants, if any, must tile their objections within sixty days from thc date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Aug. 26,1895.  (196-31,8, 5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE NOTICE that Patrick Clark has  JL. tiled the necessary papers and mode application for a Crown Grant in favour of thc  mineral _el_im___ron __vlask__situat .d _in_thc_  Trail Creek Mining Division of West, Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must lilc their objections witli mc within On days from thc date  of thc tlrst appearance of this notice in the Brit-  ish.Columbia Gazette.  ' N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Aug. 3,1896.    (185.17, 8, 'Ho.)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that John Elliot, as Agent  for Samuel Stonguund Alfred Cabana has  nied the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of thc mineral  claim "Enterprise," situated in the Trail CreoK  Mining Division of West Kootenay:  Adverse claimants, if any, must lilc their objections with me within 60 days from the date  o this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  ���������-��������� Dated Nelson B. C, Aug. 1, 181)5.   (175-3,.,5)| 1  Notice ol" Application for Crown Grant.  fpAKE Nolico that John Elliot, as Agent for  JL Samuel Stonge and Alfred. Cabana has  tiled tho necessary papersai.d made application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Iron Horse" situated in the Trail Crock  Mining Division of the District of West  Kootenay.  - Adverse-claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within 60 days from the  date of this publication in ttie British Columbia  Gazette. ���������  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson, Aug. 1, 1895. [176-3,8,51  E. A. POWYS & CO.  _*sr_3__,so*N-. B. o.������  Alining Agents and Sharebrokers,  -    Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.  MCFABLAHD & MAHON.  BBOKEES,  THC BEST MINING  STEEL IN THE WORLD.  It will pay you to write to us for prices of this  @ celebrated make of steel, for which we have been  appointed Sole Agents for B. C. We keep  @ also a full  line   of   Blacksmiths'  and  Miners'  Supplies.    Correspondence solicited.  E. G. PRIOR & CO, Ld.  VIOTOBJA,  33.   Q- w  P.O. box09.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  ; E. corner Baker and Josephjne streets,  NELSON, B. C.  DC A I      CCTATC       financial and  f\CrKLt   CjIAIC,     insurance agents  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drayra up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled oa OoE-aiuion.  Williams ^Dawson  UND SURVEYORS & CIVIL ENGINEERS  519 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B. O.  SYDNEY WILLIAMS, P. L. S., Qualified Member of Surveyor's I>8  tt. tion, London, (1884 and 85.)  BABKERVILLE,  CABIBOO,  B,  C.  Will be pleased to undertake commissions for English or other firms. -  ���������>"  ���������I  Mining and Sharebrokers  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in Mining and Industrial Stocks  and Shares  KEAl   ESTATE   AN������   LOANS.  McFarland & Mahon,  VANCOUVER. <*'"���������>  OHABBESS. RASHDA-Hiy  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete listsofexistingMining location.  NEW DBNVEE. B. C  (I_-__.T"__! TTJILLS.)  HUNTING OR SHOOTING .  On    these   lands     is   FORBIDDEN,     under  British Columbia Game Laws (Section 25.)  (188)   - C. W. HUSK.  THE DIPLOCK  LIMITED.   WHOLESALE   VANCOUVER,  B. C.  . - SOLE Ai'K.VTS FOR -  Erins__ead & Nordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Cases,  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. 123  Ceperley, ������.  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Arc I'rcpnrcil (o lulr<HluV,e*_|liilii_;l-roi>oHi-  lion*- from Ihe Kootenay lo  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI i ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new-  towns and otherwise act in. the interests of owners in, the B. C Mining  Centres.  The above is the Only Firm on tlu  Coast doing Fire Insurance .Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. .    "     *. [1GG)  SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria.  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Pacific Ooast Points, St.  Paul Chicago and  Points Beyond -: -  Modern Equipment. Ko_k-RaIIu*t Roadbed  Attractive town via Pulutb and llie Great  lakex In connection with exclusively  puxscuger boots of Northern S.S. Co.  0irect Connection via Nelson A fori Sfcep-  part Hallway, at Spokane; and via  C. A K. ������. N. **��������� at Bonner'* Ferry.  To<  For maps, tickets, and complete information call on Agent* C. * U. 8, Nuv. Co., N.  A r.������. Ry., or .  C. ������. IMxon, ������cn. Agent, Spokane, Wasli.  V. I. WMtney,������. ������ FT. A., ������l. Fanl. Sllwn.  r. T. Abbott, TravllnR Freight * rnsiten*  ger Agent, -pekane, Wa������h.  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV. CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME CARD.-No. 7.  In Effect Monday, April 8Mb, J8������">.  REVELSTOKE ROIITE.-Slcanicr "Ijilon.*  Leaves Kevelstoke,. southbound, Tuesdays  and Fridays at, 1 a. in. tor all points in VVc.t  Ivooionuy and the soulli. ,    ...  ,      .  I'cave. Hobson, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 p. m. for all points east and  west via thc C. P. It.  MINIM . MACHINERY  FOR SALE-  Two new English Portable Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary Engine and Boiler.  One Engine and  Boiler  for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized   Tank?,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc. -  Delivered at "Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTERMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.  (179)  NOKTIIPOKT  IMII'TK.���������Mcamer "Lyttoii.*-  Leaves Northport, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 1 p. m.  Leaves Hobson, .outhbound, Tuesdays and  Fridays at t> p. m. . ,  Stages run in connection with steamer from  Trail Creek Landing to Hossland.  KASLO KO_TE.-"������tcaincr .Nelson."  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Tuchdays at 5.30 r.  in., Wednesdays at 4 p. in., Thursdays at .>.*) l  in., Saturdays at .">.30 p. in. Connecting on  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with Is.  ���������_ F. S. lly.* for Kaslo and lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Mondays at 4 a. in.,  Wednesdays at 1 a. ni., Thursday, at 8 a. in.,'  Fridays at 1 a. in. Connecting on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays with N.'te *���������=>��������� ���������!>���������}'���������  for Spokane. ��������� ,      ,._.-",  Close connections with Columbia & Kootenay  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  ItOXVER'S FEUIC- KOl)TE.-Str.  "Xclion."  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at 8.00 a. in.      , "  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner s .Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at 4 a. in.  Leaves Honnor's Ferry for I'dot Hay, Nelson,  Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays aud Saturdays at 2 a.m. '-  Connects with east and westbound trains on  the Great Northern Railway.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time, without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc., apply at Company's  office, Nelson.  T. Allan, , J. W. Tkoup, u  Secretary.    ������������������������������������   ��������� Manager.  &  i  1������ MX, ���������.___-._, 1* J_.XXl������W*_j  Pio*jincial Land Survejors.  Owice:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAXD, B. C  no  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC R. R.  R  UN *  s  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant.  Dining Cars,  Totcrist  Sleeping Cars.  TO  /������T. PAV*  ������U>NEAPOM������  JUIHUTH  VAB--.0  ������KA_I>   WMM*.*-  CKOOKSTOM  tri_SJI������������������  LEMMA and  \HUTT*  THROUGH   TiOKBTS  -TO-  C'HICACiO  vrAsnixttTO'i  l-llltAUELPHIA  NEW YOKK  BOSTOJ. and all  Point. Ea-it,    .  Went and Sooth.  ���������#  For information, time cards, maps and\tickcts,  call on or write  ���������������������������     //. G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  or  A. D.  CHARLTON,  Asst. Gent. Pass. Agent, Portland. Oregon.  Spokane Falls it  Northern R'y.  Nelson <&  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to Spokane, fasl.  Daily (Except Sunday) Between. Sponane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 8-12 a.n_ NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  Trains leave Xelson for Spokane every  Monday, "Wednesday and Friday, retnrn-  ing leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thdbsdays  and Satubdays at 7 a. m., vand making  close connection by S.S. Nelson witLTali'  Kootenay Lake points.'  Passengers for Kettle Biver and Boundary Creek, connectatMarcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport with stage Daily. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATRUDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 189"..  NOTICE.  epfemtfet^P  NOTICE is  hereby given that thc undermentioned respective amounts will be  ' paid as bounty for tlie head of every panther,  ' or wolf coyote killed in a .settled district of the  Province un the certilicate of a.Justice of the  1 Peace tlialsuch aniiunl was killed in a settle-  ��������� niunt. and thai the huad was produced to and  destroyed by him, namely:���������  ' For each panther, seven dollars  and   fifty  cents (������7.50).  For each wolf, two dollars (.-*.00).  For each coyote, one dollar (������1.00).  By Command.  JAllliS HAKKR.  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's OlHco,  (20)  22nd Augii-i. ]__������.  SIN  MON  TUE  WED  THU  FRI  SAT  1  2  3  <*K  5  6  T  8  S)  10  II  12  13  I*  15  Ifc  \Z  18  19  20  21  22  23  2-r  25  26  27  28  29  30  02  <33  _������  ep  ���������so**  NELSON  LOTS  < _8  ** k������i  :i  '11  * 63  _ ���������  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA IVSON and ROBSON.  MESSRS- LETHBRIDGE& HORNE  Have been appointed Agents for The  Miner at Vancouver aud are authorized to make contracts for advertisements, to give receipts for accounts  due and generally to do business on  account of  TIIE  .HINEH  ritlMI.Vt' A 1'llt. ���������0. 1/II.  NOTICE.  TABLE  __J Showing lhe Hales and I'lnci's ol' C'nurl.s of  of Assize, \i.si 1'rins, Oyer iiii'l Terminer, and GciicrnH'anl l������<:liv<i\y lor Hie  Year lS!r>.  Apply for Price1*, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER  Land CommissioncrC. & K. Ky. Co.,  Nelson, B.  the Mcdowell atkins watson co., ltd.  -2---S-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-  rpHIRTY DAYS AFTI.lt DATE 1 INTEND  X to apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate  for a license to sell wines and'liquors at the  Kootenay Hotel, Vernon Street, Nelson.  WILLIAM PETERSON.  Sept 7, 1805. 201  FALL ASSIZES.  Clinton Thursday.2_th September  Uichlleld Monday.. .30th September  Kamloops Monday 7th Octobar  Vernon  Monday llth October  Lytton Friday llth October  New Westminster.. ."\Vcdnesday._thNovember  Vancouver Monday.. .llth November  Victoria .'.Tuesday...l!)th November  Nanaimo Tuesday...26th November  "Special Assize. ll"  NOTICE;  Any person or persons found removing cord  wood from the Timber Limits owned by the  Nelson Sawmill Company,..Ld. will be prosecuted.  W. N. ROLFE,  Manager.  Nelson, Aug, 31, 1895. (1������7) .  Notice of Application for Timber License.  rVfOTICE IS HlllRKBY given that 30 days  j_l after date thc Hall Mines Limited  [foreign], intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands and works for a license to cut  and carry away timber from the following described lands, situated in the Nelson District  of West Kootenay.  Commencing at a stake at the southwest  corner of lot 301, group 1, thence west 80 chains;  thence north 40 chains; thence east 20 chains:  thence north 40 chains; thence east CO chains;  thence south 80 chains to the point of commencement, containing alio acres, more or less.  And also commencing at a stake at the southwest corner of lot 301, group 1, thence vest 80  chains; thence south 20 chains; thence east SO  chains; thence north 20 chains' to tho point of  commencement, containing 100 acres, more or  less.  Dated at Nelson, 13. C, tlie "th day of September, 1895.  302 THE HALL JUNES L'D (Foreign)  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  VANCOUVER,   B.   C. t  A full stock of DruQ"s, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  *__**    ' '  Articles,  Wholesale and  Retail.    Goods  Right.  Prompt attention to all orders.  Right.  Prices  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417  HASTINGS-STREET,  -THE   NEW,   FAST-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Otders sent  trough tbe pursers ot tbe steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom,. arrangements can be made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. *W.,Busk. Balfour, will  receive prompt attention. (19)  S-S.-Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  at 8 a.m.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  at 7 a. ni.        ���������" '" . .        '  LEAVE NELSON forTilot Hay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday  Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  points and all outgoing and incoming-trains of  thc C. P. H. at Nelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every particular, is lit,throughout hy electricity,.and  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for the comfort of passen.ers.  The above schedule is in effect 10th MnJ.  18!)j, subject to change.  JAS.WAUGH, Gi;0. F..HAYWARD  Purser.      13! Master  NOTICE.  A'! COURT OF ASSIZE, Nisi Prius, Oyer  and Terminer.and General Gaol Delivery  will be held at-the Town of Nelson, on Wednesday, thc 2nd day of October, ISM. I  - ��������� By Command ' I  .TAME. HAKKR,  vi Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Ollice,  . 28th August, 1895. (193)  NOTICE  IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  -*-^ accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax and all  taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act" are now d ue for the year 1895. All  of the above named taxes, collectible  within the Southern Division of the  District of . West Kootenay,' are now  payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1895���������  One-half of one per cent, on real property.  Two per cent, on the assessed value  of, wild land.  One-third of one per cent, on personal property.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1895���������  Two-thirds of one per1 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 IS years.  .   O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 20th, ISP. 78  RIESTERER'S  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAY8 ���������  SUITS, TWEED, FEOM $27.00  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP.  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UpT   PROPORTION.-  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  ESTABLISHED 1886-  INCORPORATED 1895.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  i_i_yniT__]_D.  122 CORDOVA   ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  -Importer.'- o.iiimI wliolc.mil-; <l_nl_rrs in���������  OKIIKKS ���������A_ 151" (_.'."_ AT III MKlt'S IMK1*RV.  MAU , OKI.Kit*   rKOHI'ITV    VUKMU'll   TO.  R. RIESTERER, Prop.  93  -'.'ire   Insurance   l������������li������y   Act,   IS!):'."   As  AinciKled hy   tlie ".'ire Insurance  rollcy .Viiieii-liiiciil Acl, WM."  *^~OTICE~ishcf.hyifirairuiatTHi^"Hon6uf  -^ thc Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed the commencement of "An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of.  Fire Insurance," from tho 1st day of August,  1805, until the 1st day of October, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  .'iOth July, 1895. (97)  NOTICE.  A SITTING OF TIIK COUNTY COUNT  of Kootenay will he held at Court lloiu-e,  Nelson, on Wednesday, llth September.-1895,  and at Kaslo on Friday, l.'Jth September, 18!)f>.  T. .11. CilFFIN,  '"  (lV'O) Itct-i-il'mro-.tlK! Court  NOTICE. s  ACOUltT OF ASSIZK and Nisi P.rius, and  of-Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol  Delivery will be held under the provisions of  the ."Supreme Court Act," as amended by the  "Supreme Court Amendment Act, 1894," at. the  Town of Clinton on Wednesday, the 18th day  of September, proximo, in lieu of the Court of  Assize appointed by the,said Act to be held at  the said Town on thc _iitli day of September,  1895.      . . '   .,  By orninand,  . " .     JAMES BAKER.  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  ",    AUBUSt 221805. ' *     .[195]  The Cassell Gold Extracting Co., Limited.  THE McARTHUR-FORREST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  ,,Parties having rebellious Gold and Silver Ores for treatment and t  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious m-tals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full costs of treatment to the Experimental AVorks of the Company; addressed  W.   FELLOW-HARVEY,   F.SC.  S.  o   ST_r_?_-._=.I3Sr_C_i3__TX.J32STT,  "v^j-_.asrooTj-v^_E3Pi. ib. a.     -������  Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who  Has Not Got a G'ale.���������Skakespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD:  , ��������� GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows. Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above good, can he 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 cc  Sons, Waterville,  Oue;  ���������  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty.  Can be made-to weigh under 35 pounds. - aG0)  MINER'S SUPPLIES,  Contractor's Outfits, Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  BAR IRON A FIRTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  GILKER & WELLS.  MORE   _N"_ETW   GOODS.  SUITS  i  S3B_=.C3-__3S,  , ^������.___vw_.___,, , PA'M'T'RI  [   tweeds;   J  4* ���������*^,4"1 ���������!*��������� K-*  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  - special- to^tiece_tk__^_d!b7:  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.  109  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  ������������������ ;-                "���������^ ��������� :  _*-*- -  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers of Al! Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and  Marine Work a Specialty. .         f  HOLE   MAXI.rACTIIKEK.   OF   TIIK  7  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAI  tMter  Pacific Coast anfl Eastern Points.  notice  AN EXAMINATION* for cftieieri-j* in the  practic. of :iH.-iivin)-. under Section 1*_ of  ' the "Bureau o������ Mines' Act. 1������).*>," will beheld  - during the month of September.   ���������  For the ordinary certificate;- candidates will  be required to pri^s in practical ..s*������aj*ii!i_ for  jtold, silver, lead [dry a_������ayl. copper and iron,  and al-. to an-wersncli ordinary questions relating- to the practice of a-.-aying as the examiners may think fit.  A fee of glO.i.-i payable for the ordinary certificate.  For full particulars apjily to the Mini.-tero*  _ifinc-s Victoria. ,n  JAMKS HAKEK, 11  Minister of Mines.  _3th August, 1SS5. '���������**>  j NOTICE.  PUBLIC XOTICE is hereby Riven, under  authority of the provisions of the "Land  j Act Amendment Act. 18U.V that all arrears  I upon llie pre-emption-* or purchases outstanding:  ! on lhe21*t day of February. KK>. are payable  I in five equal annual instalments, together with  I interest on the unpiaid balance at the rate of IS  \ per cent, per annum. The _ir.~L instalment,  together with interest from the 21st day of  ' February, l.it.'i.is due and must be paid on or  : before the 31st. of December, l>-)">. In default  : of .-ueh payment irnmtrfi'itc steps will be  i taken for the cancellation of any records or  ; agreements cojiccrnin.. .-ucli lands.  I W. _, GORE,  ! Deputy Comnii-siontrof Lauds & Works.  ! I_ind- and Worts Department,  i        Victoria. J..C,, Augu-t _, 1S.5. (l_i)  I , >  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  . BATES TIIB X.O"Vsr_E3S_r.  Greatest TarietF of Routes, Rail anfl Steamers.  \    Leaves Nelson "Wwlnc-days and  Saturdays at Kj.30 o'clock, making close  : connections with Transcontinental trains al Kevelstoke. .  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write'nesi. est agent.  J. HAMILTON, H. E. "MACDONELL, GEO. "McL. BEOWN,  Agent, Nelson,       Trav. Krjjt. and Pa_s. Agt., Nelson.      Dist. Pass. Agt.Vancouver.  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines,  We keep in stock a full supply of Kngineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe.and Fittings  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc. c.  HOISTING EN0INES and SINKINGPUMPSFOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave,, VANCOUVER, B, 0. -  D.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay." Secretary-Treasurer. *      .   Manager  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895.  ^ "My TFall Goods are now arriving- and my  Stock iD a few days will be complete.  Every Novelty of the SeasoD, includinf. the  Lee  noid  Ei'fle Model, 189-."  "Metford"   Army Rifle,  "Eley's "Pega-  rnoid"   Paper  Shells,  and   the "Winchester  Shot Gnus from the factory of YV H Tis-  dall, W.W. Greener, J. P. Clab.ougli &Bro.  and W. Richards.  Trappers' Supplies-  ugh  Catalogue Just Out.  CHAS. E. TISDALL  cm .  VANCOUVER.  il  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,     }  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  /1  ��������� .ii

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