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The Miner Oct 5, 1895

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 THE MUTES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN.  AMERICA.  THE ORES ABE HIGH-GRADE IN  GOLD, SILVER, COPPER  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 26S.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, October 5,  1895.  Price Five Cents.  MINING THANSFEUS.  NEL8ON.  September 30���������������  Brisbane���������John Ryan to Thomas Wilson and  George Wilson, all, $1.  October 1���������  Ollle-G M Miller to U K A Mueller, J. $C0'>.  October 2���������  Maud S, Ben Hnsscn, Sultan���������J W Howard  to F H Cliilds, 1-5 in each, $1.  Epoch, Donison, Youiik Grouse, Idaho���������R G  Hnclzlo to FII Cliilds, 1 5 in each, gl.  Young  American���������J Empey to F H Chile".s,  1-5.91.  October 3���������  Golden Eusle���������Gcorgo Henderson to Mart ti  Clair, whole interest, ������250.  October 4���������  u ,   ,  Jadwiga���������Jas   Donnelly to Frederick Ad.c  _fl.    NEW   DENVER.  September 18���������  Blake���������Mclnnes to Sherman, J, $200.  Revclstoke-Kane to Gie.cr-ioh. all. M.  Mollie O���������D   W   Moore   to J F Mclntoi- i.  1-12 * ;i0.  Ophir-Cockcll to Dodds, i, $1.  Dragon���������C L Arnold to F M Kilbourno, n .,  $25.  Septomber 21���������        ��������� ^   _ ...        ,  a.  Tiger���������V Aspinwall to R Shea, i, SI.  Little King-J G McGuigan to J Henncssy-  ������.$!���������    KASLO.  f*t3ptember 21���������  Snow Slide and Pike's Peak���������Eric Nasso to  John A Carison; i in former, i in the latter, SL  Mountain Goat���������Matt Krlckson to Edward  Itanm, l-������>. ?50-  September 28��������� _ ,-���������    ,.  Surprise No. 2���������E H Rippeto to J V Rankin,  1 a]  Surprise   No.  2���������W F Montelius   to K   W  Rippeto, same.  Copper King, Bi*_ Four,   Mammoth, Silver  Tip, Banner, "Morning Sta.' and Colby, i. $1,000.  NEW  LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  September 20��������� _.,.., _.  ,  Ulackbii-d���������J Chipman et al, 4 miles eoft of  Nelson on N & F S Ky. ,  Highland Chief���������Jas L Kane, north fork of  Salmon.  Occidontial���������H Jolinaton, Iron Mountain.  Oro Fino���������Joseph Caron, do. ���������  Robert J���������K K Pitcher, north fork Salmon it  Rosa-J J Dolan, do. ,���������.��������� ���������  Alhambra���������J N Thomas. Wild Horse creek.  Cornucopia���������Jas Hislop. do.  Jay Astorbilt���������J N Thomus, do.  Amelia Florence���������Jas Hislop. do.  Investor-W. R C Walbey, Toad Mountain.  October 4��������� ��������� .    '   -.,  Iron Chief���������R Green, fealmon River.  NKW KKNVKK.  September 21��������� ,-s.  Liberator No. 2���������M C Monaghan, McGuigan  creek.';  September 23��������� . ,  Diamond-A C Allen and J HCory, Twelve  Mile creek. "  Debs���������J W Kyto, Ten Mile creok.  Old Dominion���������G M So Relic and .H Solium.,  near Springer creek.  September 25���������  Vernon���������S Eldriek, near Bear Lake.  City,Spokane���������J liulkc. Lemon creok.  Bloomer���������A C Behm, Sunshine basin.  September 25���������  Hurley���������J Sloan, Dayton creek.  KASLO.  September 21��������� __  Opportunity���������J A Harvey. Whitewater basin.  Last Chance���������J J  Malone,   Goat  creek,  4<t  miles from thc lake.  Annie���������A Campbell, atmic place.  Evening���������J J llargreaves, on north side or  Goat creek.  September 23���������  1   Granite���������Ivo Casa.za, on head water of Dago  creek.  Scptcmbor'24���������  Noah���������Henry Rose, near mouth of Crawford  Bay.  Ol'lie���������By Ryan & Reed, same place.  Nowa���������E C Rose, same place.  September 2_-  ���������  Brindlc���������Parkinson, li miles north of Campbell creok.  Cobisa���������Same.  Grey .Eagle���������James Dee, same place. v  September 26���������  Great London���������Chas Engberg, on north side  Kaslo river, 7 milesaboveKaslo..         _   CEKTIFlCATKa     OF    IJirBOWJIGKT.  J. M. B.  MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate is tiik Nelson* Mining Division or  West Kootknay District. Whkkb Located���������Toad Mountain,  TAKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  - as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miner'sccriincate No, 01073, intend, sixty days'  from the dale hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for.a certilicate of improvements, for thc purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim. -<  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner und  action commenced before the issuance of such  Curtitlcute of Improvements.    .  Dated this 2nd day of October. 1895.  (21(5���������5.10. 5) HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  LAKESIDE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situatk in thk Nelson Mining Division or  West Kootknay District. Whkke Located���������Toad Mountain.  rAKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  us ugent for tho Hall Mines Limited, free  miner's certificate No. 61073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to "the Gold  Commissioner for a certilicate of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of tho above claim,  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent-to the Gold Commissioner Mid  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements. -r  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1894.  (217-5,10, 5.) HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  DAYLIGHT MINERAL CLAIM.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YOltK.  Sept.���������    28       30 Oct. 12 3 4  Silver 67|....������JJ....B7 ....67 ....67  07  Lead .'ll,. ...315 ...315 ...315 ...315  ...315  *    OKE SHIPMENTS.  ltc-.ortert During September.  tons  Blend   to Tacoma      14  Alamo to Omaha     57J  via noutiipoht.  Le Roi '  1076  War  Eagle    126  Josie    126*  Cliff      20  VIA  TRAIL.  Le Roi    405  War Eagle    650  Iron Horse ,      20  2495  Total shipments since June, 1895:  TONS  Nelson     214}  Ainsworth      1U0  Trail Creek (gold oro) 8.748J  Slocan via Nakusp     945  Slocan via Kaslo       10}  10,114.  BULLION SHIPMENTS.  - Tho stack at Pilot Bay is still closed down.  Total shipments since June, 1895, 1160 tons,  PORT OF NELSON.  Situate in the Nelson* Mining Division or  "West Kootenay District. Where Located���������Toad Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile.  as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miner's certificate No. 61073, intend, sixty days  from thc date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of _._rM_ve-  ments, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of tbe above claim.  And further take notice; that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  " action commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd dav of October, 1895.  (218-5,10, 5) HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  BID MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in- the Nelson Mining Division or  "West Kootenay Disirict.   Where Lo-  ��������� cated���������Toad Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miners certificate No. 01073, intend, sixty davs  f.om the date hereof, to apply to the ..Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of imnrove-  menti, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1895.  (217-5.10,5) HENRY ______ CROASDAILE.  Customs Returns for September, 1895.  Summary     statement     of    imports,  revenue collected and exports   for the  month of September, 1895 :  imports.  Dutiable  Goods f60.664.CO  Free Goods  26.044.C3  Total Imports $86,708.00  Being an increase over last month of $27,481.01)  revenue.  Duty Collected $17,540.26  Other Revenues        BJ.49  Total $17,639.75  Being an increase over last month of $6,631,40  exports.  Produce of Mines $150,043.00  Produce of Forest              -10.00  Produce of Animals        192.00  Manufacturers     1,091.00  Total  $151,__6.(')  Bcins an increase over last month of $55,374.CJ  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NELSON.  Mr. Jesse Coulter left town on Friday  for Murray, Idaho, where he has some  1 _gal'business to attend to. -  Rumors are afloat with regard to  an approaching deal in the Royal Canadian and adjacent claims. The purchasers are said to be from the Shores of  Puget Sound.  Negotiations are on foot for the purchase of Mr. Neelands claims on Morning Mountain. Spokane parties have obtained a thirty days option in whioh to  communicate with their principals.  The customs returns to be found. in  another column show a large output of  ore for the month of September which*  does not include that which goes out by  Revelstoke which is still credited to New  Westminster.  In spite of the amount of rain that fell  last month there has not been enough  water to warrant recommencement of  work at Forty-nine Creek. In a circular  issued to shareholders the Nelson Hy-  draulic_Miniug Company announces the  necessity of calling up the remaining  outstanding capital-  Mr. Parsons expects to get the tramway running in from 10 to 12 days.  The rope is all spliced and in position  except the last length which cannot be  put in until the terminal is ready and  this in ' its turn has to wait  the completion of the ore bins.  The new site for the smelter is on the  West slope of tbe hill, where there is  ample fall for economical working, secure  foundation and a dump of 80 or 100 feet.  Work has begun in earnest on the  Hall Mines Smelter. The excavations  for" the foundations arts nearly complete. A granite bluff close by is found  to yield most excellent stone for these  foundations and a large quantity has  been blown out and is now on the  ground. The grade for the railway  employs a large force of men. The  part that winds round the rocky bluff  above the C. & K. Railway is nearly  finished and a lofty tressle that crosses  a little canyon is still under weight. '  SLOCAN.  The Mountain Chief is shipping ore  via Nakusp.  Lane Gilliam is packing ore down from  the Surprise to the Kaslo-Slocan Railway  near Bear.Lake.  The owners of the Howard fraction on  Springer Creek are packing ore out to  Slocan City.  Work is being pushed forward on the  wagon road into the Great Western basin  and it is expected that the force employed on it will shortly be increased to 100  men.  Mr. D. Mann, President of the Kaslo-  Slocan Railway has acquired* some of  his brothers mining interests and will  commence work on them at once. Work  is already begun on the Carnation.  W. J. Tretheway and W. H. Bray are  now engaged in opening up the Darda-  nells. A contract has just been let for  clearing the mine of water and new ma-  Ain.ty is' now being ordered.  A W. McCune of Salt Lake by his  Agent has bonded the Gallup group of  mines on Hawser Lake. Of these the  President is the best known. The amount  of the bond is 823,000.  A suit is being brought by J. L. Drum-  heller of Spokane against Messrs. Bo-  lander, Van Dorn and McClement,  claiming 810,000 as "damages for removing timber from the St.vensoii claim.  :  Tom Mitchell is erecting the concentrator at the Washington, and the contract calls for'.completion within three  months. It is situated on the west Bide  of tlie Great Western slope. Its capacity  is 60 tons a day.  The Monitor a claim close to Tares  Forks bus been bonded by T. E. Jefferson  for outside parties. The amount of the  bond is 830,000, 82,500 to be paid within  30 days and balance of payments to extend over one year. 8500 in cash was  paid down. -   *  The Omaha & Grant Smelting Co., acting through their representative have  bonded the Ruby Silver from W. P.  Russell. Geo. Clarke late superintendent of tbe Washington is in charge. The  price is reported to be 87500. The same  company has bonded the Ajax and Treasure Vault claims situated near the Noble  Five.  Owners of Government town lots in  New Denver are undecided what to do  about the payments. None of the properties, says the Ledge, are even worth  the first payment, aud the government  should give each holder of a deed who  has erected a building a release for the  balance of the payments. This would  encourage tbe pioneers of the country,  and urge them to greater efforts in buildiug up the district.  ROSSLAND.  A shipment of ore has been made from  the Iron Horse to Tacoma.  On. the St. Elmo Consolidated the  crosscut has uncovered sixteen feet of  ore.  The returns on the sample carload of  ore from the Cliff have been received.  The shipment netted about $500. The  returns showed 8.02 per cent of copper,  the highest per oentage of any ore shipped from this camp.  The differences between the owners of  the Kootenay & Columbia claims have  been settled largely through the efforts  of Mr. Humphreys who will still retain  his interest in the Kootenay group. The  other parties to the new ownership are  the Trail Mining Co., an association of  Chicago capitalists. c Phil Aspenwall has  disposed of his entire interest in the  Kootenay Copper, Jack and Tip Top  claims to this company for 830.000 cash.  PROSPECTING AND MINING.  A "distinction and a difference" is made  by the Colliery Engineer and Metal  Miner, which,Jin the current issue of that  excellent journrl in an article on prospecting and mining, says:  -'Prospecting" may roughly be defined  as looking for precious metal we hope  and believe exists, but of whose actual  presence we have no positive assurance.  "Mining," on the other hand, is when we  have actually found ore and are following aud developing it. Under this definition there are many, kinds of prospecting. There is prospecting for mineral leads with pick and shovel and for  placer gold with a gold pan and rocker.  There is prospecting on a bigger scale  by diamond drills, such as are now  puncturing the mountains above Leadville in search of the gold belt. It is  prospecting on a gigantic scale when a  company, like one at work at Idaho  Springs, drives a tunnel for five miles  through the mountains in search of veins  of gold, some of which they know to  exist, and others they hope to find. It  is prospecting still when, as in the pres-  ehfease, a company undertakes to work  tbe gold-bearing sands of Clear Creek on  a gigantic scale and with gigantic and  novel appliances. Instead of the miner's  little ditch or sluice, they have constructed a flume a mile or more in length,  twelve feet wide and eight feet deep to  turn the course of the primeval torrent  and carry its waters bodily on one side,  so as to expose and lay bare an interval  of a mile and more of the river bed for  their operations. Instead ot the miner's  little pipe short torn or long torn and  driblet of water, the'latest" invention,  Allen's big stave" pipe over three feet in  diameter is brought to bear and has been  laid down for a mile, while attached to it  is another mile of black steel sixteen-inch  pipe forking at the end to accommodate  two giant Dozzles with a pressure of 125  vertical head and a force like that ot a  cannon.  THE DIORITE BELT.  AUTUMN ASSIZES.  The autumn session of the Court of  Assize opened before. Mr. Justice Mc-  Creight on "Wednesday.  There was only one criminal case, that  against Michael O'Connor for assault  with iti tent to kill. The case is known  as the Rossland assault case, the details  of. which are well known to our readers.  His Lordship in his charge practically  directed the'" grand jury to bring in , a  true bill in this case . and stated that it  would not be brought before a petty jury  at present, because if the victim should  die the charge would have to be chaDged  to a graver oue. Whereas if the prisoner  were tried and' convicted of an assault,  and the victim were afterwards to die,  the prisoner ccould not be tried for  murder.  The grand jury found, a true bill in  this case and, making no presentment,  were discharged.  STEWART VS. WARNER. ���������  In this case Mrs. Stewart .the well-  known hotel proprietress "at Rossland  seeks to set aside an agreement which  her husband (now deceased) entered into  with defendant transferring to the latter  interests in the Monita, St Lawrence,  Iron Colt, Gopher and Georgia. The  plaintiff is the widow and executrix of  the deceased and claims that the agreement was made by her late husband during a fit of intoxication and when the defendant well knew him to be ignorant of  what he was doing. After hearing evidence at length His Lordship reserved  judgment  We take the following interesting  letter from the columns of the Midway Advance. In this connection it  may be noted that the upper part of  Toad Mountain is Diorite:  Sib,���������Referring to an article in your  issue of Sept. 2nd on the strike at  Baker Creek, I Hnd myself made the  author of the assumption that a belt of  diorite could be traced right through  to Trail Creek.  Now this would be a very broad assumption on the part of one who does  not pretend to have tramped right  through to Trail; however, the frequency of the recurrence of diorite  outcrops certainly gives color to a  belief in the existence of what I may  term a chain of diorite, as against any  continuous belt.  Numerous large dykes of diorite  form a prominent and persistent feature in the geology of Southern BrK-sh  Columbia. They occur not only at  Trail and on Boundary Mountain, but  through West Kootenay and as far  east as Fort Steele and tbe western  slope of the Rockies; while on th  west we now find Baker C._ek, and  more recently the SHnailkame.n  country producing missing links in  this wonderfully long chain.  Up to the present the diorite of East  and West Kootenay are not known to  be accompanied by valuable mineral  deposits; but coming westward, the  Trail ores and those of the vicinity on  the east side of the Columbia River,  afford; I believe, the first know n occurrences of auriferous pyrrh-tite as a  commercially valuable ore. This ore  is now so well known as to need no  description here, but its characteristics  are such as to make it easily recognized  anywhere, while the numerous ������Jis-  cbveries hereabouts and to the west  should be regarded as a matter of im-  ?ortance to the mining industry of the  'rovince.  The association of pyrrhotite with  diorite is not peculiar to British Columbia. It has been observed and  studied for many years in New -York  and Pennsylvania where tbe deposits  were exploited for nickel especially.  Again the well known Sudbury  deposits afford a somewhat analagous  occurrence.  In the light of development of these  eastern mines, economic geologists  have promulgated the theory that the  pyrrhotite has not only at least one  .walljof diorite, . but that diorite is  the ultimate source of the metallic  mineral. Therefore, where in this  couutry we find diorite, it would be no  waste of time for the prospector to  al3o look for pyrrhotite or other foi-.ns  of metallic sulphides���������especially near  the edges or contacts of the diorite.   -  Recurring to the existence of our  presumed chain of diorite outcrop.* it  is.hardly conceivable, for physical reasons, that their could exist any one  dike of more than a few miles in extent. This alone would interfere with  the continuity and tracing of a belt.  Moreover, there exists to the west of  Boundary Creek an area of considerable extent very largely occupied by  eruptive rocks of more recent age than  I presume the diorite to be. To the  north of Midway for some distance,  this trachyte(?) has taken the form of  a flow or thick sheet, which would  naturally preclude finding any underlying or pre-existing outcrop of either  diorite or the older. erupt ive or meta-  morpbic rocks. These Thave not examined, nor can I say whether or not  they are older than the diorities. If  they are not then the diorites may  again be cut off by them.  So, although there are numerous and  important croppings of'diorite in association with the gold-bearing iron and  copper sulphside., extending over  great distances, there is nothing to  show any connection between one  occurrence and the next, except that  they are all in an approximately  straight east-and west line, and possess some ��������� characteristics of structure  And composition in common.  Although I should not be surprised  d.t many new discoveries of pyrrhotite  in this and the adjoining district, I  trust I may not be accused of being  pedantic in disclaiming the existence  of any belt which could be actually  traced through to Trail,  ,    S. S. FOWLEB.  Midway, Sept. 10, 1895.  -     CHUltCII NOTICES.  Sunday, October 6, 1895.  Methodist Church, Hume's Hall.  Vernon Street. Services at 11 a. m.  and at 7.30 p. m. Morning subject:  "A Position of Trust." Evening subject:. '"An Unbound Book.', Prayer  meeting Friday evening at 8 o'clock. ^  Presbyterian Church. Services  at 11 a. m. and 7 p. m. Sunday School  (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8  p. m.  Catholic Church.. Services first  and second Sundays of the month at  Nelson. Mass at 10.30. Vespers at 7.30.  AT    THE  LOCAL   NEWS.  Mr, and Mis. Sherwood arrived in  Nelson on Tuesday. They intend to  make their home here.  Several gentleman, from Vancouver are  examining the various Kootenay campe.  They arrived in Nelsou from Rossland on  Thursday evening.  A very short storm, accompanied  with thunder, heavy ruins and furious  wind squalls, passed over the town on  Tuesday evening.  It is a little difficult to know what Mr.  Kellie, M. P. P., was thinking of when he  proposed an export duty on ore. Possibly, like so many other M. P. P.'s when  they are legislating, he was not thinking  at all.  The Nelson Electric Light Company is  endeavoring to raise the sum of 86,000  for the purchase of plant and the installation of the light. Up to a late hour  yesterday about 83,000 had been subscribed.  Mr. J. R. Anderson, Deputy Minister  of Agriculture, has arranged that all  fruit,for the Kootenay country shall  in future be inspected at Northport.  As the cars are always delayed there  for one night this will involve no  further delay at all. Mr. Costello has  been appointed inspector. .  We have received the first number  of the British Columbia Mining  Record, a monthly journal. It is excellently printed and well got up and  contains a great mass of information  culled from all the local journals in the  mining districts. It is a journalistic  concentrator. We hope that it will  succeed in saving all that is best in the  mining news of the Province and help  in keeping it distributed far and wide.  Never perhaps has the power of the  press received a more emphatio proof  than was exemplified here last Sunday.  Saturday last a paragraph appeared in  The Miner complaining of the terrible  noise made by a certain bell on Sundays.  Next day the bell began as usual to shed  its pestiferous din around, but after two  or three strokes, as if suddenly alive to  its own atrociousness, it quietly split in  two and absolutely refused to disturb  the quiet of peaceable citizens any more.  . By a proclamation in the Gazette the  Health Act of 1898 came into force in the  Province on Sept. 27. The new Board of  Health is composed as follows : Chairman, Dr. J. C. Davis; secretary, Dr. A.T.  Watt; Dr. Lefevre, Vaucouver; Dr. R. E.  Walker, Westminster; Dr. L. M. Davis,  Nanaimo. In places where no other  provision exists, such as Nelson, the  Government Agent is considered to be  a Local Board of..Health and on him  devolve the duties and responsibilities of  carrying out the provisions of the Aot  Mr. Charles Hayward, jr., died last  week at Kamloops. He war. very well  known in Nelson, where he was a  general favorite amongst his acquaintances. Not long ago he was employed  for some time in the recorder's otdc-e  here and since receiving his appointment as timber inspector, has visited  Nelson in that capacity. During his  last trip in West Kootenay he suffered  from an attack of hoermorrhage of the  lungs, from which he never quite- recovered. This was aggravated by a  fall from a buggy, bringing on the last  illness, which proved fatal.  THE  AGENT  GENERAL ON  MINES.     -  B. C.  The following is from an interview  with Mr. Vernon published in the Vancouver EWorld-: : ���������  Turning to mining matters, Mr. Vernon said that there was not that amount  of interest taken in British Columbia  which he would like to see���������though during the last montbB it has greatly .increased���������this being accounted for by the  fact that Provincial mines are practically  unknown in England. Only one British'  Columbia mining company is quoted on  the stock exchange, and only those which  are listed are likely to meet with any  great attention from financiers. Picking  up the Daily Telegraph, =Mr. Vernon  pointed out what was meant by "listing"  and what was its results. All tbe prominent journals of England contain a  column or so daily, giving particulars  regarding the returns from different  mines, the latest prices for mining shares  and details of the previous day's transactions in the leading mining markets.  By this means all the mines registered at  the stock exchange are brought to public  notice, these being arranged under- the  headings: "South lAfricau Market,"  "West Australian Market," etc., aud until British Columbia mines are quoted,  Mr. Vernon contends, it is not to be expected that capitalists will know much  about its great mineral wealth. To help  matters, however, Mr. Vernon frequently  sends clippings from British Columbia  papers to the editors of financial aud  meicantile journals published in England. By so doing he is endeavoring to  pave the way for results which cannot be  long delayed, and indeed^ in the last  month serious enquiries from capitalists  have been made at the oflice with a view  to investment in the mining industry of  the Providce. Two large firms have been  enquiring about contracting the shipment of ore to England to be smelted,  and are about to send agents out to the  Province to examine the mines and.report  as to the feasibility of so doing. A firm  Hamburg are also sending a rep-  that stream navigable for a distance of  40 miles above Kootenay lake. From  $30,000 to $50,000 will make the improvement and it will prove of great  benefit to Kaslo���������giving it nearly 66  miles of navigation to the northward.  If the engineers should report favorably and tbe government decided t*1  make the improvements, work would  commence next spring.  Mr. William Pearce, Dominion  Superintendent of Mines, whose headquarters are at Calgary, went east  Thursday morning. Discussing Revelstoke townsite matters he stated that  all questions relating to land and lota  between the Dominion and Provincial,  governments have been settled, on the  terms as recently published, and'that  they will be effective as soon as the  Provincial legislature meets and adopts  some necessary confirmatory legislation. Mr. Pierce is interested in irrigation in Al'oerta and was on his way-  home from the irrigation congress  recently held at Albuquerque, New  Mexico.  R. H. Lee, surveyor, and party, returned yesterday from Canoe river.  At tbe instigation of tbe Provincial  Government Mr. Lee has been conducting an exploratory survey along  the Canoe river, northward from its  junction with the Columbia, with a  view of obtaining dataas to the adaptability of that part of the country ior  agricultural and timber purposes. He  has been out since the first week in  August. Canoe river is 100 miles  above Revelstoke, and it was followed  up for about ������9 miles from its mouth.  The valley is dry meadow from 1 to 4  miles wide and free of danger from  high water. The soil is rich and well  aSapted for agriculture. The snowfall  is much less than is the case further  south and the land can be cleared at  small cost. - Mr. Lee will prepare a"  report of bis experience for the  government.  MINING NOTES.  It is estimated that there are three  million pounds sterliug invested in  South African mines.  R. Campbell-Johnson, of Vancouver,  is inspecting the Van Winkle at Lyttou,  to report on cutting a new ditch to bring  in more water.  A road is being opened from the Cariboo mines to the Horsefly via Policy's  Lake, a distance of less than 20 miles,  along a comparatively level country.  At Qnesnelle Forks the Cariboo Company has water on, but yet is doing more  stripping! It is a bard mine to open.  Eventually there will be 100 feet of gravel  .to be washed.  The provincial government bas issued a map of China Creek mining district, Alberni. It was compiled from  information already in hand and notes  made by W. J. Sutton on his recent.  Messrs. Edward Mohun, R. G. Tat-  low and Cicil Smith, of Vancouver,  are tbe provincial directors of the  Styne Creek Gold Gravels Company,  Limited, capital $250,000, the object of  which are to acquire the Van Winkle  baron tbe Fraser River, and the interests ot the Van Winkle Consolidated Mining Company.  Information has been received from  Similkameen to the effect that on the  Anglo-American claim of which Capt.  Scott is the managing director, water  has been turned on in the monitors, and  everything is working in a most satisfactory manner. The water is ample  for all piesent purposes and the supply  is now on the increase.  UP COUNTRY NEWS  COAST.  A Victoria paper draws ' on Denver,  Colo., for the news of" Kootenay. It  therefore gets a bit mixed. This is how  it describes the recent assault near Rossland :   "Morris O'Connor, a  prospector j from  owning several claims/took a mining ex^ j resentatiye for   the   same purpose.   A  i. __ t> n   i I- i    i    * m _,',-.   -ir-i private  London    syndicate   is  sending  pert named B. Cook to look at them. He, ^ ntative8 to British Columbia this  and Cook camped  out; on a mountain      ^        Ik        mini      propertie8 and  and during the nigh  O Connor, who had , a ������ QnaliC������l .Icompany   has  been drinking heavily, arose and taking j .      ^      f ^rf B   j     prosecute  a pick drove it clean through  l/W-s:^^ ', r  brain,  pinning his head  down  to the  ground.   He then grasped an axe audi  finished his bloody deed by hacking his ,  victim in a horrible manner.   The mutil- ���������  mining.  NEWS FROM THE NORTH.  ated body was found next morning by  some miners, who "organized a posse and  soon captured O'Connor.-' It_ may surprise some readers of that journal to  know that the victim's name is not Cook  and that he isnot dead yet.  (From the Mail.*)  Resident Engineer Gamble has completed his survey of the Duncan river,  undertaken with a view of obtaining  dataas to, the desirability of making  Says the Mail and.Empire: Miniug  activity in British Columbia is proceeding as anything short of a boom ought  to proceed. Operators'and miners are '  crowding into the Kootenay district,  and now the fame of the rich gold, silver, and lead ores has reached the  British capital. A party representing  it is said, a large amount of British  capital is now passing over the C. P. R.  to the coast, with a view of investing.  A Montreal despatch, dated Sept. 20,  says: There are several happy Montreal rs to-day, in gentlemen who 12  months ago invested less than 825,000 in '  gold mines in British Columbia, and who  have just had an offer, accompanied by  substantial guarantees of collateral for  one of their properties, of 8500,000. Sir  William Van Home and T. G. Shaughnessy are stated on good authority to be  members of the lucky syndicate.  .John Hepburn returned, says the  Daily Times, from Alberni. He is an  experienced man, and is (.quite favorably impressed with the mining prospects there. He says, however, that  not enough development "work has  been done to form definite conclusions.  He was quite well pleased also with  _orae of the Hydraulic claims. - He  believe, that a small stamp mill would '  do well in the district. It is understood he endeavored to bond some  claims in that district.  F. S. Barnard, M. P. P. has through  the broking firm of Sperling & Co.,  secured almost unlimited capital for '���������  the Lillooet, Fraser river and Cariboo  Gold Fields Lt'd.; which has a subscribed capital of ������282,000. of which  ������175,000 is now available for investment in Biitish Columbia., This corporation already holds mineral lands  in Lillooet but it proposes buying and  working any mines which on investigation promise weH, or developing  good looking prospects.  A party of ,-ibout a dozen miners and  mining men left Bonner's Ferry Saturday for Moyea lake, where a considerable amount of work is to be done  on a big galena proposition owned by-  John A. i*"incb, the well-known Coeur  d'Alene mining man. lt is proposed  to open up the property, and to that  end 10 or 12 men ' will be employed  about the mine all winter. The work  will be in charge of Jap King. The  I party.went down on the Nelson last  i Saturday inornint; and will stop oft at  1 Rykerts, from woere* thev will pack ���������  their supplies in. The outlet from the  mines when tbey get to producing will  be by way of the Kootenai river,  reaching the railroad at Jennings.���������  Herald, THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5,  [895.  AN  OPAL.  A rose of flr_ shut in a veil of snow,  An April gleam athwart a misted sky,  A jewel���������a  soul I   Gaze  deep if thou wouktot  know  The flame wrought spell of its palo witchery.  And now each tromulous beauty lies revealed,  And   now  tho  drifted   snow  doth beauty  shield.  So my shy love, ancath her kerchief white,  Holdeth tho glamour of tho east in fee;  Warm Puritan, who fears her own delight,  Who tromhloth over that she yieldeth ine.  And now her lips her heart's rich  ilamo have  told,  And now thoy palo that thoy have been'so hold.  ���������Ednah Proctor Clarke in Century.  OUE FIRST CASE.  We were sitting in our little room  looking at each other. A week or two  ago wo had set up independently. We  had comohoro to muko our fortunes, but  privato nurses did not seem to be in  much request in this benighted placo.  All tho doctors knew of us, and had welcomed us cordially. With ono consent  they had said that wo were just vrhat  was wanted here.  "Do you think we can afford to stay  another week?" asked Kathleen. -  "Perhaps, one more," I answered.  "It's a most interesting experience,"  she said.  "And will end in quite an exciting  finale,'' I added. "The worst of it is the  return home amid the jeers of our  friends, who are expecting us any day."  Kathleen shuddered.  "We may get a case in the next few  days," I said. "Such things occasionally happen."  "Give me another cup of tea, Agnes,"  cried Kathleen. "It is ruinous tothe  nerves, but I must have it. If any of my  patients drank half as much as I do, I  should read them a lecture they would  not forget, but''��������� -,  Our landlady flung open the door, and  Dr. Pnckle burst in upon us.  "Ah! I was so afraid I should find  you out," be cried. He was Irish.  "We happen to have a holiday," said  Kathleen. "At least'we have no very  urgent case on this morning." .<  -  ' 'Allow me to give you a cup of tea,"  'said L  ��������� 'Tea? Tea at this time of day 1" He  shook his bead at us. "I should have  thought you knew better, nurse. Never  drink tea at 11 o'clock No sugar, thank  you."  He settled himself comfortably before  the fire, and sipped his tea, while delivering himself of a long and strong dissertation on the evil of this habit. Kathleen and I corroborated every word he  said.  "Well, now to .business," cried Dr.  Pnckle. '' I came to ask you to undertake  a case, a very painful case.   It's old Jo-  .._iah Hartland. Ever heard of him?"  '' No,'' I answered.  "That man would have been dead a  year ago if he hadn't happened to-7-ah���������  live. This time he'll go. Meanwhile I  must get a couple of nurses for him, by  hook or by crook. Will you undertake  his case?"  "Tell us some more about him, doctor."       i *  "He lives in Hartland's Hollow. I  suppose you know that part?"  "No, "said Kathleen, and Dr. Puckle  looked relieved.  "It's a trifle lonely, but Isuppose you  don't mind that?"  "Not in the least," said L "We are  neither of us troubled with nerves���������in  spite of the tea."  "You'll find no one there but the  coachman and his wife, an old couple.  You'll have to do everything yourselves,  I'm afraid. When can you be ready?  The caso is urgent."  Wo promised to go that afternoon and  when Dr. Pnckle left us, Kathleen and  I held a little celebration in honor of our  first case.  We found ourselves before a low, ram-  -bling-building-at-4-o'clock-that-after-  noon. Tho walls were thickly covered  with ivy and creepers;. tall trees surrounded it, which lent an air of mystery  to the place. A solemn hush was on it,  and the chilly afternoon fog was rising.  '' I hope there's a good fire,'' whispered Kathleen, shivering.  The sound of the bell was muffled and  seemed to come from underground regions. We had to ring three times before any ono thought of answering our  summons. Then the door was opened  suspiciously, and an old woman peered  at ns out of her spectacles.  "Oh, he you the misses?" she mumbled.    "Yon may come in."  "How kind!" said Kathleen in my  ear. "Don't you fcol gratified, Agnes,  by this gracious permission?"  She waited till oui traps were deposited in the hall, then shut and locked  the door. *   .-  "One never knows what may happen," sho murmured, speaking to herself. Her candle cast suspicious shadows  round tho low, dark halL Wo could  smell the duss of ages as we followed  tho housekeeper' up stairs. She told ns ���������  in passing.the different rooms and informed us that some of them were  haunted, but she didn't rightly know  which.  "What a delightful house!" said  '"Kathleen. aloud, and her voice echoed  fax away and disturbed the brooding silence. . I wanted to hush her, for I kept  feeling as if I were at church. '' So cheerful !" rang out her voice.."  "That's your room," said our guide,  - stopping' at the top of the stairs to  breathe, "and that's the master's."  With that she turned and went into the  dark regions we had left .behind, and we  * found ourselves standing- in. a passage  lighted by a single small lamp, with  our bags in onr hands and our hearts  beating rather rapidly.  "I thought there must be something  queer about it," said Kathleen. "Dr.  Puckie was so very 'reserved. "-d  "It is charming,*" I',affirmed!' "Now,  HhalL-we introduce'.onr_elves to our patient-or to our room?"  - "Our room -first," said Kathleen.  "Let ns keep the best treat till the end."  It was not an ideal room which had  "been prepared for ns, nor overclean; but,  as Kathleeii said, we were both able to  scrub a floor after our hospital training.  Sho threw open the window, lighted both  the caudles on the dressing table and  then declared . that it was fit for the  queen.  "But horribly cold," I supplemented.  "Well, my dear, wait till it's aired  before you shut the window. When that  old hag's lighted our fire, it won't be  half bad."  "It strikes me,'' said I, "that wo may  as well light it ourselves if we want one  at all."  "There seems a superabundance of insects and crawling things," said Kathleen, examining the corners of the room.  "I'm rather fond of spiders. Aro you?"  "On the whole," I answered, "I prefer my bedroom free of theni.''  "That is a pity/' said Kathleen.  "Let us now go and make tho acquaintance of our patient,'' I suggested.  Our gentle knock was not answered,  so wo went in unbidden.  Josiah Hartland was lying in bed  breathing heavily. He was an old man.  His skin was as yellow as a London fog,  his eyes wero so sunken under shaggy  brows that at first sight he seemed tc  have none. The room was comfortless in  the extrcmo. Tho fire was nearly out,  and an untrimmed lamp smoked upon  the table by his bed. He turned and  stared at us.  "Two of you I" burst out a sharp, thin  voice, startling us. "Two! I don't want  two. One's quite enough. I'm not going  to pay two to do the work for one.''  "But ono of us has to sit up with you  at night," said I in a cheerful, soothing  tone.  "What do you want with sleep?" he  growled. "A great, strapping girl like  you ought to be able to do without it.  Has James come in?"  "Who is James?"  "James, he's my coachman, of course.  Who else did you think he was? Ring  the bell, can't you? I tell you I wan.  James to come up. He's been collecting  my rents. I want to see him about  them."  "It's rather late in the day to be doing business," said Kathleen.  He turned and stared at her.  "Who's that?" he asked, pointing at  her with a bony finger.  "She is your nurse," said L  "Send her away, then.    One's quite  enough. I'm not going to pay two nurses,  I tell yon.   I engaged you, but I never  ' engaged her. Send her away!"  "Just now," I answered, "I am going  away, and your second nurse will stay  with you. I shall sit np with you tonight, so I am going to rest now."  Kathleen followed me to the door, looking slightly scared.  "I wish you joy, dear," said L" "We  have a delightful case for our first!" .  When I awoke from my nap, I found  Kathleen by the fire in our room and a  nice little meal waiting for me.  "Don't thank Mrs. Jones for that,"  said she, "or expect to find such things  growing in this house. If you are hungry, you must go and forage about in  the larder for something to eat. If you  haven't got the genius which distinguishes everything I do, probably you  won't find anything. At all events, partake freely now, for you have a long  night before you."  She was very tired, and I left her to  sleep as best she could in our spider  haunted room.  I was simply astonished at the change  Kathleen had wrought in the sickroom.  The only thing which seemed the same  was our patient, and he looked cleaner.  Kathleen afterward told me that she had  never found it so difficult to persuade  any one to let her wash him.  "Has she gone?" asked Josiah;  "Yes; she's gone to bed," said L  "Gone to bed! Whose bed? I won't  have her sleeping in one of my beds."  "Yes, it's all right," I said, "and  now you must let me settle for the  night."   .    o .    .  ���������' 'You-ai-en't-going-to wash-me !"he  cried. '' The other one has just done it.''  "No, no, it's all right. I won't wash  you again tonight."  When he had taken his medicine and  was settled comfortably, I 6at by the fire  in the darkened room, and strange  thoughts came to me. How was it that  my life had drifted in to this? Five years  ago I was a thoughtless.girl, with scarcely a care beyond dress and pleasure and  friendship. My friends thought it eccentric to "waste" my youth' like this.  They were amused, and could not see  through my desire to do something useful in the world. However it was, here  I found myself, a girl who had been  shielded from all tho roughness and  trouble of life, in tho very presence of  suffering and death, playing an important part in the tragedy which I felt 6ure  would end soon, for I kuow the look of  death so -well that sometimes I saw it  with scarcely a shudder. Our patient  did not seem conscious of. his condition.  He lay there in his large and lonely  honso without ono friend or relative beside him. It was a sad case for our first.  It grew more- and more silent. An  ash fell out of the grate, and it sounded  as if a thunderbolt had burst. I jumped  in my chair and felt a thrill all down  my back. Then I began to think of the  lonely situation of tho house' and the  . distance between the two old caretakers  and .me if anything should happen. After awhile the.silenco teemed with countless noises. I heard a" long swish, a  queer wailing���������more liko a human cry  than the wind���������a pittc-r patter, a buzzing, a faint tapping, a sigh. And there  was a long creeping thud every now and  then:  I am not superstitious.    I firmly believe that  superstition is the result of  j ignorance;   and   that  educated   people  ought to despise it.   But I began to feel  j as if perhaps there, was more than I had  ! thought in some of those superstitions.  Surely they could not have lived through  centuries if there had been no truth in  them!  "Go and fetch me my rent book."  I nearly screamed. His voice had come  so suddenly upon my .thoughts.  "D'ye hear?" cried the thin, high  voica.  I tried to persuade him to lie down  and go to sleep, but he grew so excited  Continued on Page 4.       '.Ire  Insurance   Policy   Acl,   180:t."   An  Ani.iulc'l by   the "fire  liisuruuce  Policy Amendment Acl, 189.V  "^ OTICE is hereby given that His Honour  -*-^ the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed thu commencement of "An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Firo Insurance," from the 1st day of October,  1895, until tho 1st day of April, 1896.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oftlco,  26th September, 1895. (97)  B  ____  TABLE  Showing the Untv.n mi-l Places or t'onrl* o.  <>r Assize, Msl Prills; Oyer anil Terminer, and General ('aol Well very for lhe  Tear 1_������A.  FALL ASSIZES.  p'"'ton-��������� Thursday.2Ct,h September  Richfield Monday.. .30th September  Kamloops Monday 7tli October  yernon Monday 14th October  Lytton. Friday llth October  New Westminster.. ."VV'ednesday.tithNovember  Vancouver Monday...llth November  Victoria Tuesday... 19th November  Nanaimo. Tuesday...26th November  'Special Assize. 117  SIMPSON i CO.  Successors to  lOIIIll  Have Purchased T. K. Hurry's  Entire Crop of Potatoes,  Amounting to 500 Sacks  And Will .Sell TIioiii al  $20 PER  TON.  t Local Mbht.  _CT_E3I_S03ST- _B_ O.  (52>  SIMrSOX A CO., Proprietors.  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  -^ accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax and all  taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act" are now due for the year 1895. All  of the above named taxes, collectible  within the Southern Division of the  District of West Kootenay, aire now  payable at my office.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1893���������  One-half of one per cent, on real property.  Two per cent, on the assessed value  of0 wild land.  One-third of one per cent, on personal property.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1895���������  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real  property.  Two and one-half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land.  One half of one per cent, on personal  property. '  Three-fourths of one per cent, on  income.  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  male person over 18 years.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  Kaslo, January 26th. 1895 78  SAN PRANOISOO. OAL.  Page Ponsford Bros.  Hastings Street, Vancouver, B. C.  DIKE0T IMPORTERS OF ALL HIOH-  CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright& Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAIL ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTEMHEH TO.  ���������3������  MINING   MAOHINEEY  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   Tanks,   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)  (X__A.T_53 ���������yUILLS.)  HUNTING OR SHOOTING  On   those   lands    is   FORBIDDEN,    under  British Columbia Game Laws (Section 25.)  (18S) -  C. W. BUSK.  A  SPECIALTY.  MINING  MACHINERY  NOTICE.  A SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT  J_V of Kootenay will bo holdcn at Nelson, on  Friday, the 15th day of November, and at Kaslo  on Tuesday, the 19th day of November, and at  Rossland on Monday, the 25th day of November, 1805.  The sitting of said-Court fixed for the 2nd  day of October for Nelson, and the 5th day of  October for Rossland, stands adjourned until  the loth day of November and the 25th day of  Noveriibcr, 1899, respectively.  ,. T. H. GIFFIN,  -    (/   - Registrar of the Court.  Nelson, B. C, Sept. 18th, 1895. . (207)  M. R. SMITH $ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WHITE    FOB   PBIOE  LIST.  VICTORIA       -       B. C. 'w*  P.O. box 69. " Telephom  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S. J., corner Baker rind Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who.  HasNotGotaGale.���������Shakespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD:  G-ALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  ..   Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above goods can be put up in very small compass for packing arid can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents, .    *.  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,   Rossland.  or direct from George Gale & Sons, Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining.camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. - {lfi0)  Columbus Clocks       -       Electric Clocks  China Boudoir Clocks, Mantel Clocks  and Alarm Clocks, all of the  BEST AMERICAN MAKE AND LOWEST PEICES.  _=t__3_?__A.II-I_Sra-  ___   SPECIALTY.  CHAS. JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker  and Jeweller  -98 a '  CUMTOHAM   &  HINT0N,  44   GOVERNNENT ST.,  VICTORIA  CONSTRUCTING   ELECTRICIANS,  Contractors for and Dealers in Motors, Dynamos,  Electric   Mining   Machinery   and   Electric   Supplies.  Send for Photos and Specifications of Electric Log   Hauling  Machines.  Iis������,l  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour on the Kootenay Outlet,  is open for the reception of Visitors.  Best Fishing on the River,  Lawn Tennis Grounds,  Sail and Rowing Boats.  Especially .Suitable for Picnic Parties.  By nteatis of moveable partitions, a large part  of the Hotel can be made into a Ball Room on the  shortest notice.  Prices Moderate.  PROCTOR, BUSK &���������-  WEST,  148 Proprietors.  ������-MINER'S SUPPLIES-������  Thos.Duni_ ������ Co., Ltd.,  *v__-3sroo*a~v__iii, b. a..  Carry a full line of the following goods in stock, which they offer at  rock bottom prices.   Write for quotations before vm; puirli.iso your  season's supplie..  STEEL WIRE ROPE, PULLEY BLOCKS, CHAIN, DRILL STEEL,  PICKS, SHOVELS, AXES, DYNAMITE, FUSE AND CAPS. AND A  GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF HARDWARE, BLACKSMITHS AND  MILL SUPPLIES. 133  CARPETS J HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNIPS:  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YARD.  TAPESTRY - - at 50 Cts. PEE YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. 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-  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Cts.   .  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.       -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2.50, with Napkins to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  (168)  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  1  S  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods and Sells at  the Lowest Price.  Just Received a Large Consignment of Imported and Domestic Cigars.;:  Special attention is directed to Good  Cooking Butter at 15c. and Condensed Milk  (October canning) 8 cans for $1.  9 and 11 Yates Street, Victoria.  '    v-       -������������������--W__IO__i__3S___I__3.-���������-  DRYGOODS  (^Iotbino, Rents' jfurnisbings. Jjtc,  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House in the Trade. 119  1 1/ "  ������������������'/ v" ������������������      ��������� ��������� -.-���������>���������'. _*-,���������������������������* ���������     - "'i}ffA *?<���������:'-���������  '%fc- .:r:T  >��������� -i _  .1.. .*?  ���������//  the miner, nelson, b. c, Saturday, Octobers  '���������Hit gimtx.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United Slates, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  C0NTRAC7 ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch, her  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of 15 cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running tor shorter periods than three  .' months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style tt  the shortest notice.  AODR-SS  THtMlNIRPRINTINQAPUBLISHINa CO  NELSON.    B.C.  NELSON WATER POYVER.  The application of the Hall Min^s,  L'd, for 200 inches of water fi-.m  Cotton wood. Smith Creek will bring  the que.tion.of whether the charter of  the Nelson Electric Light Company  has run. out to an issue. The matter is  tb a certain extent sub judice and we  therefore refrain from saying anything  about the rights or wrongs of it. But  there is another aspect to the question  which.striki-s us very forcibly.  It would be a serious matter to (lie  town to lose.its right to take power  .from this stream for lighting purposes  and we understand that very little,  perhaps .15 or 20 inches, is ample for  tbat purpose. Do the Hall Mines want  all the water in .the creek ? Is there  not enough for both? Cannot tliis  iq'atter be settled.satisfactorily to both  parties without, going to law about it?  We think that if no attempt in this  direction is made that the people of  Nelson will be justified in laying the  blame on some people's shoulders.  OUT OF HIS OWN MOUTH.  The idea put forth by our contemporary that no capital is wanted in the  . Kootenay is so absorb as to c.ill  forth a laugh. Without capiial  the country -would - be full of  little tiinnels and shafts with  the skeleton of a starved out prosp.c! or  at the liiouHi of c.-icb. N'>iirgumeni is  necessary to refute such a child..h assertion. But let us see how the Tribune  acts up to its statement. Only a week  or two ago there was an advertisement  in its own columns askingfor $5,000,  and signed by John Houston & Co. Is  not that asking for capital, and is it to  be   supposed     that    the    said John  ., Houston & Co. would refuse that  money if it was offered by a foreigner?  Not much. Again, in its issue of the  21st, in concluding an article on the  question of putting an export duty oh  ore, the Tribune says: "To raise the  cry of the necessity of placing an export duty on ore at this time will have  the effect of keeping capital out of the  country: ' Better let well enough  alone." The very next week, it says  that capital is not wanted at all. The  fact is that.the Tribune cannot bear  that any notice whatever should be  taken of'any one but itself and in its  mad and unreasoning jealousy it  writes the most preposterous rubbish  that eve" was printed. The objection  that if foreign capital is introduced  the profits of the mines will go out of  the country is easily met. To begin  with, very many mines are not  profitable at all. but all pay wages and  wages aVe spent on the spot. To take  an extreme case. One of the most  profitable mines in the world pays  $250,000.a'month in dividends, which  goes all over the world. But it pays  $HOO,000 a month for wages, which are  spent where they are earned.  But once they get beyond talking their  actions will be nipped in the bud right  there in Chicago just as quickly.as the  anarchists were shut up tbe other day.  It is a feature of the nineteent h century  in England and the United States that  a man-may talk of battle, murder, sudden death, treason, arson, conspiracy,  and every crime under the sun as  much'as ever he pleases, but if he steals  a peanut he goes to prison. Far from  encouraging the Irish in their revolutionary schemes the main body of the  inhabitants of the United States are  trying to devise means to free themselves from the grip that, the Irish  have got in their politics.  STOCK TAKING.  The letters of Messrs. Wolley  and Prescott in the London Times  cannot fail to attract widespread attention to West Kootenay as a field  in which persons who deal in mines  may find investment. Already we  hear of mining engineers and others  coming to spy out the land. In fact, if  we mistakenot, there have been, one or  two here already and we may have  been entertaining an angel unawaies.  The question now arises, what have  we got to offer the British investor  when he comes? To begin with we  have some half dozen mines, whose  names will at once occur to our  readers, scattered through the district ���������  producing gold, silver, lead and copper. They are going concerns with  large outputs and some, of them have  already paid large dividends. This is  the kind of thing the British investor  wants. But our supply of the article  is short and is not all for sale. We  have other mines "on order" "in- the  press," as they say of books, and a  large number will no doubt be turned  out on the market presently. A mine  is like a line-of-battle ship. She takes  a long time and cost's a heap of money  to build. But this building is exceedingly profitable, and it is for openings  in that line that we recommend visiting capitalists to keep their eyes  lifting. Many a good looking prospect  may be bad for a few hundreds in cash,  on a bond, the thousands of which  need not be paid for months, giving  ample time to open up the |claim and  see what there is in it. There is no  sort of doubt that if a man who knows  his business can get command of some  little capital an enormous fortune  awaits him in the prospect buying  business. We believe that there are  already one or two companies formed  for this purpose, but they appear to  have turned their attention to the  hydraulic claims of the Fraser and  Cariboo, of which we know nothing.  Mb. Humphreys is setting the world,  an example in this line of business and  he appears tp be extremely fortunate  in his investments, not that their being  successful is altogether a question of  luck. The very principle of bonding a  claim makes it an affair of ordinary  business and almost eliminates the  element of chance. There is frequently  sufficient ore in sight to pay the small  cash deposit and the expense of opening lip the vein. This indicates to the  investor whether, he is justified in  paying up his final deposit, which  again in itself ought to be recouped by  what the development has laid bare  It bears no sort of relation to the value  of the mine. A mine would be worth  from a million up, a bond rarely ex  ceeds $75,000. Such is the condition of  affairs now, but-prices, even of pros  pects,- willno doubt-rise as the demand  increases, arid experience shows that  people when they get the fit on them  will ipay almost anything for the  merest prospect. . A London company  paid two million dollars for the Londonderry at Coolgardie, then nothing  but a prospect showing a rich outcrop  of free milling gold. Development  showed that there was just this outcrop and nothing " more. Had they  bonded it instead of buying it outright  they .would not havejlost a sixpence.  world thc telegraph in the hands of  the government has been at once a  source of revenue and a cheap means  of communication to the public. Here  in B. C. some reform is undoubtedly  necessary in the way of cheapening the  service. A telegram to Victoria costs  ninety cents. Ten would be ample.  By the system adopted in other  countries the rates are made so low  that the telegraph largely supersedes  letter writing and the multitude of  short distance messages amply repays  any loss that there may be on long  distance ones. A reliable and cheap  telegraph service is of tbe greatest  consequence in a mining country.  Here it is extremely dear and most  unreliable.  . BAD GAS.  The supporters of Home Rule in Ireland are making a last and desperate  struggle for life in Chicago. A meeting of delegates from, all parts of the  world is being held, there, but at last  accounts they...have got no further  than cheering each other. Though Lhe  newspapers say nothing of it, it is not  improbable, that an adjournment is  necessary until the.delegates' have recovered from the effects of drinking  each others healths. , With all their  blow and loud talk they are ashamed  of themselves., A- delegate from Ohio  - very reasonably suggested that a stenographer should be engaged to take  down what was said." But it was so  obvious. that it might be awkward  afterwards and rank treason could be  talked so much more easily if there  was no possible chance of the" words-  being brought up face to face with the  speaker that the motion was incontinently dropped, Numbers of telegrams were read from sympathizers in  different parts of the world, but as the  signers were also anonymous' these  messages were just .as likely fakes as  not. The trend of the meeting may  be gathered from a paragraph in the  chairman's speech, which was loudly  cheered. He said he would like to see  5,000,000 armed Americans breaking  the neutrality laws with England in  favor of Ireland. Of course no one will  interfere with these ranters, because  everyone knows perfectly well that  nothing will ever come of their rant.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  It is pleasant in these days to come  across one real woman. Madame  Melba, the prima donna, has been interviewed on the question of bloomers.  She said that she highly disapproved  of them, and when asked about a costume for,female bicycle riders said  that she saw no' reason', for women to  ride the machine at all. |Most men will  agree with the great Australian'singer.  Our;Kaslo contemporary is exceedingly angry over the fact that the  Coast papers did not devote.more attention to the stay of-the B. C. Board  of Trade in the Lake.City, mentioning  among other things the big time they  had at the Comique. Now it strikes  us that the Claim hit the nail on the  head there. No doubt the correspondent of the paper complained of knew  what he was about. He knew perfectly  well that when a party of .respectable  gentlemen leave-their homes and get  on the spree in a town four or five  hundreds miles away, they feel secure  in the distance and they do not want  an officious correspondent telegraphing  home to the wives oftheir bosoms all  the details of what they did at the  Comique. The fact is that veiy few  of the party visited' tbe Comique and  those who did apologized for it afterwards. As long as Kaslo keeps its  Comique it cannot expect its visitors  when they get home to go into details  about their doings there.'  An agitation is being commenced in  the United States to have the telegraph service placed in the hands of  tbe government. Canada will do well  to join in. The very idea of a service  of this kind being" in private hands is  preposterous and only exists in  America.     Elsewhere   all   over   the  Notice of Application for Timber License.  NOTICE IS HEREBY given that 30 chiys  after dntu tlie Hall Minus Limited  [foreign], intend to apply to thc Chief Commissioner of Lands und 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 thc southwest  corner ot lot 304, group 1, thence west 80 chains;  thence north 40 chains; thence east 20 chains;  thence north 10 chains; thenco cast U0 chains;  thence south 80 chains to the point of commencement, containing 300 acres, more or less.  And also commencing at a stake at the southwest corner of lot 304, group 1, thence west 80  chains; thence south 20 chains; thence east 80  chains; thence north 20 chains to the point of  commencement, containing 160 acres, more or  leas.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, the 7th day of September, 1895.  202 THE HALL MINES L'D (Foreign)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant  rpAKE NOTICE that John Elliot, as agent  JL for Samuel M. Wharton, George C. Wharton, Edward L. Tale and John R. Cook has lllcd  the necessary papers and made application for  a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral claim  "Cliff," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division District of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants (if any) must file their objections with me within GO days from the date  of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Sept. 9, 1895.     ' (203,1.-9-5,)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant  rp AKE Notice that John Elliot as Agent for  X. Samuel Stongc and Alfred Cabana has  tiled the necessary papers und made application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim Monte Cristo situated in the .Trail Creek  Mining Division of'West Kootenay.  .'Adverse claimants, if any must tile their objections with me within 60 days from tho dute  of this -publication in the' British Columbia  Gazette.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, Aug. 1st 1895.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  (171-3.8.5.) Government Agent.  ^m^m^^^m^a^i^3tjmmmmtmm^m^mamtmmm ���������M__ma___MM_M_-MM_BM___-M_i  I^ZMIZEI-TSIE  ___A___R__RI^7"-&-IL_.S  -e������-$-0*E- -*->#-  c  New Staple Dry Goods  ��������� AT a  A. T. GARLAND'S  BAKER ST.  tn  MINING. A������ENT8.  M. I. M. E.  M.I.M. &M.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice thatlEdmond Haney has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of. tlie mineral  claim "Legal Tender" situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of the Disirict of^W est  Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with mc within w days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, Aug. 1,1895. [177-3,8,51  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.,  fflAKE Notice that A. S. Farwell, as Agent  4- for J.A. Finch and M. It. Galusha, has tiled  the necessary papers, and made application for  a Crown Grant in favor of thc Mineral Claim  "Jumbo," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay Distrkt. '., .*  Adverse Claimants..i������ any, must file their objections within sixty days troni the 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.  TAKE NOTICE that Patrick Clark has  filed the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the  mineral claim "Iron Mask" situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any. must file their objections with mc within tio days from the date  of the first appearance of this notice in thc British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Aug. 3. 1896.     (185. 17, 8, 'Uo.)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that-John Elliot, as Agent  for Samuel Stongc and Alfred Cabana has  tiled thc necessary papers and made application for a crown Uraut in favour of thc mineral  claim "Enterprise," situated in tlie Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenay.     ������  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their obi  jectionswilh mc within U0" days from the date  o this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government' Agent.  Dated Nelson B. C, Aug. 1,1895.   (175-3,8,5), 1  Notice of Application for Crown "Grunt.'  TAKE Notice that John Elliot, as Agent for  Samuel Stonge and Alfred Cabana has  lllcd the necessary papers and made application  for a Crown Grant in favour of thc mineral  claim "Iron Horse" situated in the Trail Creek  Mining Division of the District of Went  Kootenay. ,. <���������  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within t*0 days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  .Government Agent.  Dated ut Nelson, Aug. 1, 18'J5. 117.-3,8,5]  -is-TO-z-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND. OTHERS  B.G. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  NININC ENGINEER,  METAIX-_t������l_T  ANI������ ASSAYER,  638 GRANVILLE ST ,  *v_A.isroox_rv_=____e     ___ '  b. c.  Wi  J. E BR0WNLEE  MINING BROKER  86  .VICTORIA, B. O,  T.    H.   CALL AND  ��������� .      -MINING BROKER and  REAL ESTATE AGENT.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVER, B. 0.  Correspondence Solicited.        124  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  INSURANCE and - ��������� -  COMMISSION AGENT.  VIOTORIAST., NELSON. B. O.  814  W.PELLEWHARVEY.F.CS.  [Memb. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.J  LVANCO'CrVER,    S.   O.  Agsayg, Mill Test* nnd Analyses.  Samples treated from  1 pound to 1 ton In'.welght.  For particulars apply to E. A.POWYS & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samples. [182)  THE BEST MINING  STEEL IN;THE WORLD.  It will pay you to write to us for prices of this  @ celebrated make of steel, for which we have been  appointed Sole Agents for B. C. We keep  ������ also a full  line   of   Blacksmiths' and  Miners'  Supplies.    Correspondence solicited.  E. G. PRIOR & CO, Ld.  YIOTOEIA,  B.   O.  na  Williams &> Dawson  UND SURVEYORS & CIVIL ENGINEERS  610 HASTINGS STREET, VANOOUVER, B. O.  SYDNEY WILLIAMS, P. L. S., Qualified Member qv Surveyor's Inb  tution, London, (1884 and 85.)  BAEKEBVILLE, CARIBOO,  B. G.  Will be pleased to undertake commissions for, English or other firms.   IS*  W. F. MoOULLOCH,  (late Assayer to Provincial Government.)  -A.SS_A.-_r   OFFICE.  NELSON  B.C.  (193)  E. A. POWY8 & CO.  _>T_3I_SO_5>r- 33. c.  Alining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.  (202)  HcFAEAl k MU,  BBOKBRS,  -THE   NEW,   FAST-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Older, sent  trough tbe pursers of tbe steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom arrangements canbe 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  Kelson Monday, Wednesday anil Saturday  at 8 a. ni.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  ��������� "'at 7 a.' m.  LEAVK NELSON for Pilot Hay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday  Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p. m.; Tuesday and Friday at i p.m. "  Close connection is thus made between Lake  points and all outgoing and inconiiiiK trains of  the C. P. R. at Xelson.  Thc steamer is newly equipped in every particular, is ,it throughout by electricity, and  contains bathroom and all modern con vunience.  for the comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in' effect 16th May,  1895 subject to change.  ,  JAS. WAUGH  "   Purser.  GEO. F. HAYWARD  13. __a_ter  '��������� Mining-andSharebrokers'~.   '-���������-���������-���������  Agents for Mining Machinery. -' tj  Dealers in Mining and Industrial Stocks   and Shares  JtEAl   ESTATK   AND   M������AN8.  McFarland & Mahon,  VANCOUVER.       .    (167)  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of exi-titijjMining locations  NEW DENVER, B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,:  VANCOUVER,  Are Prepared lo Iiitro<lu<.c]_MliilnK Propositions from the Kootenay to -  c ' " '  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI i A LISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new-  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners iD the B. C. Mining  Centres.  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance "Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay., [166)  To<  SHORT  -FAST-  SCEMIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria.  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Paci-  fic Coast Points, St.  Paul,  Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Moaern Equipment. Rork.BalI**tIto������db.������l  Attractive tours v!������ Dnlntb an* tbe CreiM  lakei* In connection with exclwtlvely  .  patinenger boat* of Northern S.S. Co.  Olrect Connection via NeUon A Fort lM-.ej������-  par4 Hallway, at Spokane t an4 via  C. * K. 8. ti. C. at Bonner'* ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information call on Agenti V. A U. ������_ &'av. Co., f>.  4 ������. ���������. Vty., or  C. a. Vlxon, ������en. Agent, Spokane, _Wa������k.  V. |. Wliltney.ti.������ pf. A., St. Paul. Minn.  r.T.Abbott, TravllngFreight������ Pa������������e������-  ger Agent, Spokane, Wanh.  ^OtUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV.  00.  (LIMITED)  TIME CARD No. 7.  Iu Effect Monilay, April 2Sth, ltw.-i.  KF.VKLSTOKE  KOIiTK.-Steamcr "lytton.  Leaves Revelstoke,. southbound, Tuesdays  and Fridays at 1 a. ni. for all points in WchL  Kootenay and the south.  leaves Robson, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 P. m. for all points.cast and  west via the C. P. It.  .VOKTHPOKT Itot'Tti.-Steamer "L-ytlon."  Loavcs Northport, northbound, Wednesdays  and .Saturdays at 1 p. 111.  Leaves Kobson, southbound, Tuesdays and  Fridays at 6 p. 111.  Stage, run in connection with steamer from  ���������Trail Creek. Landing to Rossland.  KASLO KOI'TK.-"Sleanier Nelnon."  Lcavcs Nelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.30 p  m., Wednesdays at 4 p. in., Thursdays at 5.30 1>         (__._.. ..���������.i......   ...   -. tn   r.     ...        iVniwiMinv   nn  m., Saturdays at 3.30 p.   in.    Connecting on  -  * -.-... wjl[, j  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  & _\ S. Ky. for Kaslo and Lalce points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Mondays at 1 a. in..  Wednesdays a. 4 a. m., Thursdays at 8 a. m..  Fridays at 4 a. m. Connecting on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays with N. & V. S. Ky.  for Spokane. .'  Close connections with Columbiafc ivooteniiy  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  HOSXEK-S FEKKV UOl'TE.-Str.  -*.\el������on."  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at 8.00 a. in.  Leaves Kaslo- for Uonncr's ierry, Mondays  and Fridays at 4 a. m.  Leaves Uonncr's Kerry for Pilot Bay, Nelson,  Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 a. 111. ,        ...  Connects with cast 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  oflice, Ncl.on.  .  T. Allan, J.W.Troup,  Secretary. Manager,  M0RTHERN  ^  IN    PACIFIC RTR.  R    ;  N %  &  Pullman  SleepingCars',  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  TO  MINNEAPOIIS  MrillTH -���������-   ,  FAKUO  ������IU*������   FO*K������  _������������OMTO.V  WISMPE������  HEIENA ������������������������  BWTTB    ..    .  THROUGH JTJCKETS-  -TO-  VHICACO  WASHINIiTOlf  PHIMDElPfllA  sew YORK  HOST*)* anil all  Point* Earn,  Went and South.  ������  For information, time cards,-maps and tickets,  call on or write  ,   H. G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  F. D.  GIBES,  General Agent-Spokane, Wash.  or-��������� A. D.  CHARLTON,  Asst. Gent. Pass. Agent, Portland. Oregon.  Spokane Falls ���������&  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  "  Sheppard R'y.  to  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spo_-ine-  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nekon.  Leaye 8.12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  k  Provincial Land Surveyors.  Office:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLA_nD, B  C.  1*0  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, "Wednesdat and Friday, returning leave Spokane Tuksdats, Thursdats  and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Greek mines con*  ne.t at Northport with stage Daily. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5,-1895..  OUR FIRST CASE.  (Continued from Pago 2.)  that to quiet him I was obliged to yield.  "Where is it?" lasted:-'  It was dowu stairs in one of those  horrible deserted rooms.  "Wouldn't you rather wait till the  morning?" I asked. .  "No, fetch it now, now I Besides,  then you can look ronnd and see that  there are no burglars about. They know  I'm ill, and that I've got a great sum of  money horo. I'm only waiting till I get  "better to take it myself to the bank''  His voico grow wilder and wilder. He  urged me on, and I went, for nothing  else could quiet him. I took a lighted  candle with me, and as I found my way  down the creaking stairs my heart  ' thumped against my side.  I am sure I heard a low growl at the  foot of the stairs. As the flickering light  of my candle moved onward in the darkness it seemed to disperse countless shadows that had dim shapes. I thought 1  saw the outlines of a grinning head.  Mrs. Jones had said some of these'rooms  were haunted���������supposing this one was I  Somothing scuttled away. I set my candle down, afraid I should drop it, my  hand was trembling so. Something fell  with a thud on the table, and that was  too much for me. Snatching up my candle, I turned and fled. The candle went  out, but the'feeble flicker of the lamp  up stairs guided*me, and I stumbled on,  not daring to take a breath till I found  myself once more in the sickroom. I  have since found out that the library  was swarming with cockroaches and  mice. ������  Old Josiah had fortunately fallen into  a doze, so I - settled myself in my chair  again, having gently made up the fire.  Would this awful night never pass ? It  was now 2 o'clock, and it seemed like  the beginning of eternity.  Tick, tick, tick! What was that?  . Tick, tick, tick!  I knew���������it was the death spider. I had  heard of the horrid thing before, and  had not believed in its existence. But I  had never before spent a night with a  dying man in a haunted house. I stole  Boftly to. the bedside, but he was sleeping nicely. He had several days to live  still.  "Well, how did you get on? What sort  of a night had you?"  Kathleen was like a breeze. Her voice  swept off the vapors of the night.  "Beautifully," said L "I have had a  delightful night."  "When shall I get better?" asked our  patient. "What's the good of paying.a  couple of nurses, and a doctor if they  can't cure me quicker than this? Why  can't you speak, doctor? Answer me."  "Hartland, it is time to prepare your-  ���������elf for another world. You cannot get  better."  "I must���������I must. I've a great sum of  money in the house that ought to be  banked.. And James hasn't got in all the  rents. He's a fool at it. Send him up to  me at once."  Dr. Puckle told us that this perpetual  worrying about his business was hastening the end. He said it could not be far  distant now, and Kathleen aud I determined to try to get the poor man to  think of. other things more appropriate  at this solemn time.  "You cannot take your money with  you," I said, "so why worry about it  now? You are dying,.Mr. Hartland.  Surely you can leave your money matters alone. What importance can they  possibly be just now?''  "Much you know about business,"  sneered the old man. "Business is business, whether a man is dying or not."  Then 'he burst ont crying like a child.  "All my life," he wailed, "all my life  _ILve.spent_in_getting-it,-and_now.ILve-  got to leave it. It isn't fair. Send James  up to mo at once. I want to know whether he's made that villain Richards pay  up. Why, the fellow owes two quarters.  It's infamous."  I looked at Kathleen in despair.  It was always like that. Sometimes  he cried and sobbed, sometimes he railed against the justice of life. His one  and only idea was still his money, that  money which ho had made himself, and  which he loved with a concentrated passion. He looked at the cold, useless  thing,.and never missed the warm, human faces, that ought to have been round  him now. He had no relations, no  friends. His money had come between  him and all the softer joys of lifo, and  in dying ho cared for nothing except that  he had to part with it.  Kathleen started at the little heap of  .salt sho had spilt.  "What's the matter, Kathleen?" .  "Oh, nothing," she answered, starting.    "Of course I don't believe in any  such nonsense, but I saw a crow this'"  morning���������now I've spilt somo salt.."  '.'Throw a pi ach oyer your left shoulder, '' I suggested, laughing at her.  "Goose,!' she retorted, "do you think  .. I'm so silly?"  I stooped to pick up my serviette," and  she made, a rapid movement as though  throwing something over her shoulder.  "Kathleen 1" I cried sharply. "Put  your knife and fork straight."  "Why? What's wrong with them?''  She looked at ,them, then suddenly  snatched up the fork and. laid it down  beside the knife..  " I do not believe you were frightened  because they were crossed," she said.  "Did you hear the screech owl last  night?" I asked.   ;  "No, but I heard a dog howling, and  when I got np to see the time I saw a  shooting star." ���������    '���������"'  "Superstition   is . such   nonsense,"  saidL  . "Yes, isn't it?"  I was sitting by him, and in the darkened room I saw his bony hands groping  about aimlessly or picking at his sheet.  When I had washed him, he had fretfully declared that we nurses did nothing in the world but wash* him, and  "the other one" had done it that very  n.torning. I tried to persuade him that  tbe morning had nothing todo with, the  evening, but he didn't see it. He was  now muttering to himself or lapsing into unconsciousness. He did not know  me. His mind seemed to be wandering  into the money getting past, for I could  hoar suatches of calculations and something abou. the Stock Exchange which J  did not understand.  Then all was silence, but for the beating of my heart.  Thero camo a tapping at. my window.  I sat up straight, clutching tlio arms of  the chair, Death himself might havo  been knocking for admittance! I knew,  I was sure, that it was but a bird, but I  had heard that when a sparrow taps at  the window it means death. A few  minutes after thore sounded a loud crash  down stairs, and I sprang up and rushed  into our room, having just presence of  mind left to see tliat our patient had not  been disturbed. Kathleen was sitting  up in bed.  "Did youjiear that noise?" I gasped.  "Ye-es," said she, through chattering  teeth. ''Do you think there's a burglar  here?"  "Well, perhaps you'd better go and  see," said I. "I would, but I cannot  leave Mr. Hartland."  "Oh," said Kathleen, "I would, but  I'm not dressed. What's tho matter, Agnes?"  I took her shoes, which she had left  on the table by accident, and threw  them down. She started.  "I���������I tumbled up stairs yesterday,  Agnes,'' sho said, seizing my arm.  There was another crash. I had knocked over a hand glass!  Next morning a largo picture of Josiah Hartland was found on its face in  the dining room. Mrs. Jones said it had  fallen several times before, for the cord  was rotten and kept breaking, but Mr.,  Hartland wouldn't buy a new one. We  said it had better not be hung again, as  we did not like going to see what was  the matter in the middle of the night.  She seemed surprised and evidently  wondered what we were here for.  I told Kathleen that she looked pale,  and she said I looked ghastly. I asked  her whether she thought we could endure another night of it, and she said  she could not, but if I liked I might  stay, and she would give me all the  profits.  There was no need for us to stay.  Mr. Hartland insisted on looking at  his rent book to see whether James had  collected all the. rents. I brought it to  him, and he groped about with his hands  to feel it.  '' I can't quite see,'' he moaned. '' My  eyes���������they aren't so good as they used  to be. Read it to me, you nurse. What  are you here for, wasting my money, if  you can't read it to me?"  "Let me read something else," I entreated, feeling tears rising in my eyes.  "Kathleen, bring me a Bible."  "Business  is  business," gasped the  dying man.  "Read the last page to me.  I want to know���������whether���������tliut villain  ���������what was I saying?" ���������  ���������  Kathleen came nearer.*   We looked at  each other..... .  ..,   .  '' What do you know about���������business ?'.''  He glared at us and struggled with  his breath. His hands wandered over the  quilt. They touched the rentbook. A  grin crept over the wrinkled face .and  fixed thero.  His eyes rolled and shut.  "Agues, now we can go home," whispered Kathleen, creeping to my side.���������  All the Year Round.  . FALL AND WINTER MILLINERY  io all the Novelties of the Season now io.  OPENING MONPAY, SEPT. 16-  Costumes for all occasions furnished at  the shortest notice at  MRS MCLAUGHLIN'S.  (204.)-  THE DIPLOCK  I_I_yCIT_3_D.   WHOIKSAIJ* ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� SOI,!' 'JM'KNTS ������ok ���������  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos.~" j  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Gases.  Self Opening Bags, "Wrapping Paper and  -Twine. 125  Notice of Application for Timber License.  -\rOTICK_   ls  HEREBY "GIVKN*  THAT  I  _1__> have applied to the Honourable tho  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for  a t-pecml license to cut, fell und carry away  trees and timber ujion and from' the following  described lands, situated in West __ootenay  District, about 3S miles from Waneta, and  containing 1.0CD acres or thereabouts.  Commencing at a post inscribed "D. J. Jackson's S. W. corner opposite the falls, about  0 miles from the mouth of Lost Creek [which  flows into the south fork of Salmon   River],  Slaced near the N..W. post of H. M.-Good-  ue's mill sii.c; thence north 240 chains; thence  east 40 cliains-,1 hence south 240 chains; .thence  -crest 40 chains to initial post,  D. J. JACKSON.  Dated Nelson, B. C, Oct 3,1895.   (215,5,10, 5)  ADMINISTRATION SALE-  NELSON  LOTS  ~M?  m  _������_  ���������___  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OP GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Price", Maps, otc., to  FRANK FLETCHER   Land CoiiimiHsioiierC. & K. Ry. Co.. Nklson. B.  CO., LTD.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-__^_9  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.   Prompt attention to all. orders.  THE McDOWELL, ATKINS, WATSON, CO.,  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET. W AM/-_OI JX/FR    R     ft  4-17 HASTINGS-STREET, 127    ������ MI^V/\J\jy CH,   D.   Vs*  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  Draught Beer at 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  ukhmcs ������.._*��������� at: M-*r_' at h-i-*i*kk-s ii.ih-.ki. -q   ���������nTTiarn-n.-nrx.   Dm������  MAI:.   OBI-KKS  i'U<Mtl������TI.Y   ATIKSIIKH*  TOi. It. ItJJjiO 1 XlXlIlXl, XlOp.  i.   -. ��������� ���������     ' ,:.���������-,'.      ���������-...���������,*.,.        . -   93  The Cassel! Gold Extracting Co., limited.  THE McAETHUE-FOBlflST PEOCESS (Cyanide.)  Piirti-s having rebellious Gold and Silver Ores for treatment and t  ECONOMY combined with.BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full costsof treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   PeLLEW-HARVEY.   F.C. S.  n ,, -   --  S*U"*E������*E"RI3SrT_3__Sr_DJ_3_>TT,  ���������V-A.3srooTj^raEC3_R; _b. c.    *���������������  jSlbiok Iron WoRKs^CorijD  _E]JSTC3-I_lSr_E]_B-RS.-  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS, * ."*.'*  ,    MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND ' * -   -.  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS.   ETC.,  FISH    CANNING   AND . MINING    . .'  .-'"������������������ MACHINERY, HYDRAULIC GIANTS^",  *"-.* * PIPES AND SINKING   PUMPS FOR MINES.  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  SOEK AUK.Y.8 .'OK IIKMtV   K.  WOKTlll.V������TOV._   STKAM   Vi\������VH  AXI������ I_.liKKSWL_.-_  HOCK IIKILI.  CO.'..   STKA1I   HOCK  l������KILI._.  No, 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P. 0. DRAWEE 12    -    VICTORIA, B. 0.  (205)  1!   .Notice of Siil������ by Auction in tlie floods of  .lolin IHolaii [llrci-ii-MMl] and in Ibc Matter of the Administration of 1(1 _ Estate.  "V"OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN' THAT ON"  __>     *tr������!<lne>cla.v, the Olli day ot -November,  A. D. 1S9.>, ;it tlie hour of 12 o'clock noon, at thc  t.'ourt House, .Nelson, B. C,  th<* following interests in the below mentioned  mineral claims will be oil-red for sale at public  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  t  auction:  Claim.  IN'TEKEST.  Uecohded.  California   Marion   Lilly   7-lf.  1  J  New Den ver. B.C.  i    Purchaser   to -satisfy himself  as   to  title.  j Terms Cash.   *  j    Dated 5th day of October. A.D. 1895.  | - ALFRED J. MARKS.  i       <22Q> Administrator.  Pacific Coast anfl Eastern Points,  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  _Rj___.T_EUS TiaiETE.O'W^EST.  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS  SUITS, TWEED, fROM $27.00 . . .  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. ^TT.  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATsIn  PROPORTION.^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. .BAKER AND WARD STREETS. so  ESTABLISHED 1886.  INCORPORATED 1895.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  I_.il/CIT_2X3.  122 CORDOVA*ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  -Importers of and wholesale denlerr* In-  MINER'S ��������� SUPPLIES,  Contractor's Outfits. Shelf and Eecvr Hardware.  .   ���������. .       o- ���������������  BAR IRON <& FIRTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  ; ,' 135  GILKER $ WELLS.  _MZO^E3  3ST_E3"W  G-OOIDS-  suits  .  SZEI-Q-ES,  CHEVOITS,  (       T"W:__3_3_DS.  PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys'Clothing.  We hold the largest stock of Cigarsin town. Our own  brands���������'-La Progression" and "Pride of the West"���������are  splendid value.. Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY. >  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON. WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and-Manufacturers of All,Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and  Marine Work a Specialty.  MILE   MANUFAC'TUKKBti   Ot   TIIK  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a lull supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing - Rubber "Valves, Kubber and Leather  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPUMPS FOR MINES  OonierrAIexnider Street and Westminster Ate., VANCOUVER, B. 0.  D.  CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretarr-Treasurer. Manner  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895.  Gmtesl Yarlety of Mb, Bail aid Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Wednesdays and1 Saturdays at 1G.30 o'clock, nuking close  connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON, H. E. MACDONELL, GEO. McL. EUOWN,  Agent, Nelson.   .   Tr������-v. frgt. and Pass. Agt., Nelson.     Vlsb. Pass. Agt. Vancouver  My Fall Goods are now arriving and my  Stock in a few days will be'complete.  Every Novelty of the Season, inclnding th������  "Lee Metford'i - Army fiifle, Ele>'s "Pegamoid" Paper Shells, and the "WujcL.ster  Rifle Model, 1894."  . Shot Guns from the Lcton- ur \V. JJ. Tis-  dalljl WAV. Greener, J. P. Cfabrough & Bro-  and W. "Richards.  Trappers' Supplies.   -     Catalogue Just Out.  CHAS. E. TISDALL  (US)  VANCOUVER.


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