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Array ��������� ,_���������_���������'-������������������'  :_t "     *"__'������������������*  THE MINES IN KOOTENAT ARE  AMONG THE EIGHEST IN  AMERICA.  iU* CEP 3  -IB95- ^j;  THE OBE8 ABE HIGH-O&ADE IN  GOLD, SILVEB, 00PPEB  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 26-  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  August  1895.  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Aug.���������  Silver..  Lead...  NKW  VOliK  21  ..iHS..  :.ai\.  ...WI..  ...3.''0  27  ..(iii...  ..:':���������() .  28  2!)      30  .������(!"..(���������_*  :.m ..3:io  OHK SlliniKXTS.  Auk. 18���������Cumberland to Omaha   Auir. Hi���������Noble Kivo to IMlot Hay   17-22���������Lo Itoi  to Helena   22��������� Win Kiurle to Prickly 1'ear.lune  17���������Peru to I'oornmn  ���������  Auk  Auk  I"  TONS.  ���������      2(J;  .    2(1  70|  :io  nan.  VIA   NOltTIII'OltT.  Ki-20���������Josie   toTaeoma..  Aug      Auk8-17���������Le Koi to Helena..  Total shipments since Juno 1, lS9i:  Nelson   Ainsyvorth ;   Trail Creek (gold ore)   Slocan via Nakusp   Slocan via l.aslo   ..   12  .. 2:1:1  ���������in  TON'S  ].���������;;-.  ISM)  C,l!)2  _;**_  Kij  NEWS 0*1 THE CAMPS.  Nl"IiSONT,  BULLION SlIJl-MKN...  Previously reported since June, 18!15.  August, 17���������Pilot Hay to Aurora, 111..  ',082  TONS.  .. 810  .. 100  !)10  SKW   LOCATIONS.  NEIiSON.  AUKUSt Hi, Lord IJoscbcry-., 3 b-iuircs.  Forks Sheep creek. Colonel-U B Pollard,  same place. Sir Oli.or _Io*vat���������Jus. Moyvat,  '- same place. Dublin���������Michael H_;i m. same place.  Little Johnnie���������G Hirtsch, Hover creek |*jyl via  ���������G ll G O'Driscoll. summit Jim Crow Moun-  '���������ViiKiist 17. Arcadia���������K M Lloyd, Quartz  creek. Otter���������Martin Frank, Wild Horse  creek, Alabama���������C Wasner, 1 miles south of  llall creek. Georgic���������C AVagner, east extension ot Alabama. .,..,,   ,���������    ,   ...  AnKlist IU. Golden���������Julia Wright, load Mt.  Gold Note���������1. Gallagher, Forty-nine creek.  Defender���������T G Proctor, Proctors creek. Val-  kvrio-T G Proctor, pame place.  August21. Hooky Point���������J A Gilker,   -lull  ������ August 22. Kldcroda���������J J McNeill, (i miles  above Wilson's Uam'h, east side Columbia  River. Raspberry���������AA" 11 Pollard, load Mt.  [the old Noonday.) ,_,_,,  August, 23.   Columbia���������Paul Gaston, Arrow  Lake, about i miles south.  _  NEW DESVEK.  August 10. Wevmouth���������C E Smitheringale,  Ten Mile creek. Jay Hird-I' M riehonberg.  Lemon creek. Detective���������C Murphy, Lemon  creek. Tyvo Friends���������CJMurphy, Lemon creek.  Ox berry���������A Provost, Lemon creek. Hank of  England���������II Marpole, Lemon creek. Hough  and Heady���������II Abbott, Lemon creek. Kai ic���������  H Jl Schoi'iberg. Lemon creek. Rockland 2���������K  Morrison et ul. Lemon creek. I latino.���������Q  Jones, head of Slocau Lake. Florence L���������G Al  So ltelle et al, Four Milo creek. Aurora,���������K  JMcFerran, Four .Milo creek. Russia���������J Ale-  Arthur, Carpenter creek.  August 12. Tip Top 2-AV H Ferguson,  Springer creek. Stanhope���������\\ L lerrell, AIc-  Ferran creek. Little Chief���������C French, Spruisjer  creek. Tenderloin���������N 1. Franklin, _priii-.or  creek. Bird���������A' Hlnnkinship. Twin Lakes  Basin. Lynk���������J T Foley. Twin Lakes Basin.  Corning���������L Syvectzer, Cody creek.  August 13 Klowcr���������C Henderson, Payne  Mountain, May���������M I) Clements, Payne  Mountain. ,    _,   ,_  August 14. Happy Jack-. L Tattersa 1,  Lemon creek. MS~NF.McNau_.il*, lenMilo  Creek. Pitchuck���������do, Four Mile e>-eek. Tallula  ���������do., Four Mile creek. Mo-lock���������\V Harris,  Four Mile creek. Florence 2������������������.���������' A Cameron,  Ten Mile creek. Lone Lake, .1 11 Currie, do.  Semaphore���������W Walton. Sandon creek.  August. 15. "Violet���������J U Tallersall, Lemon  creek. Nelson 2���������11 Kippen and C Faas, Lemon  August 1(>. Little Mamie���������lJ T Tracy, Carpenter creek. Sl James-J A 'I'racey, Carpenter creek, ilyderbad���������P Sli ren���������Ten Mile  creek. Black Jack���������I Al Winter ctal, Lemon  creek. Tip 'J'op 3���������A llader, Lemon creek.  Townsend���������do, do. Antony���������ll Brady���������Four  Mile creek. .....  August 17. Monogram���������J & skinner, Lemon  creek.   .  August li). Dexter���������A \\ llde, Springer  creek. Josephine���������J B Martin, Wilson creek.  Malton���������F Provost, Wilson creek. Last Bannock��������� O D Hoar, Lemon creek. Casile lleinel-  ' berg���������J Gilhooley, Howson Creek liasiii. Transit��������� GSlatl'ord, Ivanhoe Basin. Big ICiuiawkii  ���������II Donallcy, Ivanhoe Basin. Lyon���������L C Turcot!, Wilson creek. Jungle r���������J Slocan, Carpenter creek. Mapkin���������N D Aloore, Carpenter  creek. Boughal Unwn-M MoAndrows, Carpenter creek. Corneal���������11 U limner. Lemon  creek. Mammoth 3���������J Macklcr, near Chamblet.  Night Hayvk���������I) W Skinner. Carpenter creek.  ���������Vermont���������D���������W��������� Skiimer,���������Ciirponter���������creek.-  August 20. Humboldt���������P Grant, Springer  creek. Gold Hill���������Hi L Wilson, Springer creek.  Heather���������B Carter, Springer creek. Chaplcau  ���������J K Tatiersall et al, Lemon creek. Mic Mac  ,_j (_ William et al, Sprnigurcrcck. Tammany  ���������G M Hummell et al. Leinou creek, _-lklio.ii  2���������J Beattie, Lemon creek. Mutrice��������� W II  AVall, Springer creek.- Pontine���������D H Gibson,  SpriiiRcr creek.,,-_,. ,   ���������  - August 21. Free Coinage I���������Freeeoinago  Mining Company, Seaton creek. Mattawa 2���������  AV ll Brandon, I en Mile creok. White Beauty  ���������E Lemieux, Lemon creek. Black Beauty���������  A V Lemieux, Lemon creek. Barbara���������D A  Koss, JlcGuigan creek. Little Alma��������� i) A  ltoss, do. Garlleld���������JS C Ward, Carpenter  Creek.  August 22. _ Whippoonvill���������A Bass, Lemon  creek. .Humming Bird���������S Harvey. Cedar  creek.   Superb���������L Alexander, Four Mile creek.  August 23. Handy���������H 'loyvns. AlcL'uigan  creek. Pat Murphy���������W il lira*,don, Springer  creek. Alexander���������J Longstall", Springer ci-eek,  MIXING TllAXSFl'ltS.  NELSON.  August 16. Standard���������T I'll 1'clcr.on to C T  Litclnleld, J, .1,000. Sta,idard-C T Litchfield  tpTH I'enn, l-<>, ������1. Wanderer���������C V Liteh-  ll'cldto TH Pciin, i, .1.  August 10. Venetian Boy���������Hep Thomas to  Charles Malic, all his interest, ������2. Gold  Note���������Lawrcnco  Gallagher to   William  Hall,  1. 81- *  NKW Dl-NVEK.  August 8. Nonpareil and Blackbird���������\V A  ll__._r to AV McClcan, J each SI.  August 10. Argenta��������� W E Alann to AV S  Norman, 1 .1. Madison and Great Eastern���������  \V K Mann to \V S Norman, all right in agreement dated Nov. 5, IS!)J. 81.  August 12. Thistle���������C M Gethmp to AV C  Yawkey, all, $1. Whyeocomagh���������J __ McKinnon to M McLean,;., D McCuaig, ., SI. Dal-  housie���������M McLean to J E McKinnon. 1. D McCuaig, i, SI. Whyeocomagh and Dalhousie���������D  McCuaig to M McLean, i  each SI.   Wyoming   D E MoVoy to J T Keslcr,- l-o, ������1.   Despair���������  DC Clark to JT Keslcr, 1-U, SI. Ruth���������W II  McVay to J T Keslcr, 1-0, SI, Hope���������J P O'Neill  to J T Kesler, 1-li, SI, Legal Ten. er���������K C Pease  to J Wilson 1-6, L AV Tnoms, 1-C, $100. Dalhousie,'1-8, Whycocom.'igh���������M McLean to Joe  Pieton; 1-8, i each, N Angrignon, _, each, ������00.  Reciprocity���������J C Seaton to J A Whittecr, i,  $333. lleciprocity���������1 McGovern to J II Thompson, W Ludlow, 3, SWi7.  Aug. 14. Modoek���������W Harris to A McKenz, J  McNaught.all, SL Anthony���������A Brady to do, all,  31. Tallula and Pillchuck���������N F MeXaught. all,  31. St. George and Roadly���������J ��������� T Roadly to K  Matthews, all his right. SI and other valuable  considerations Fair Play���������J II Aslilield to  M A AA'right, _, 51. Gettysburg and Home Rule  ���������M McAiidreyvs to W L Smit h, ���������'. SI-  August 19.' AVorld's Fair, Aland 2. Bonanza  King, Knoxville, Noble Five���������J T Hennessey  to F A Hennessey, 1-5, S10. Highland and Pickup���������J McClemcnts to J C Bolander, ���������}, SL  AA'atcrproof. i, Nanaimo, V���������T Butler to W  dough, S250. Mollie O���������II W Harris to DAV  Moore, _, Sl.iO. Cornith, A. Trilby all���������A T  .Murphy to J Gilhooley, $1 and other valuable  considerations.  August 20. Morning���������F Cox to Alamo Alining Company, SL  August 21. Central���������D AVhitlcy to J Halpin,  SL Vancouver 2���������lt B Kerr to E Alahon to IIL  Mahon, all, SI. Mammoth 3���������W Macklcr to W  C Adams, all, ������2. Hope 2���������R Cooper to J Halpin  ..SL  August 22; Monty���������A R Hinde to J P Sutherland, _, ������75.  Handjr-H Towns to G Mar.. 1,81,  Messrs*. M-ilnnc & Tregillns are shipping ;i carload nf ore f.--ti* their claim  "Th-- Blond or.iRover On?ok t( tbe 'J. S.  Work is .suspended at Forty-nine  Creek owing to lack of water, but it is  hoped that a good run will be obtained  bet'oie frost slops the work.  The fires this week have largely interfered with the progress of the tramway works. Had they not done so a  good deal of tlie iron work would have  been in position. The pulleys, wire  etc are arriving by almost every train.  Carrying them to their various position on the go und is a heavy job.  The cable alone yveighs about -io tons  and will come on 14 drums.  Enquiry at the Hall Mines office extracts the fact that nothing is known  of the story related last week by our  contemporary to the effect that the  company had contracted for the treatment of its ore by the Omaha & Grant  Smelting Co. The Jiull Mines will  build its smelter as arranged and has  engaged the services of Mr. Paul Johnson as superintendent. Mr. Johnson  yvas for several years a superintendent  in the service of the Kansas City  Smelting Co.  BIG BKND.  The Carnes Creek group of six claims  is showing up very large bodies of arsenical iron ore as development progresses. A crosscui on the Salisbury  shows 40 feet of ore, while a crosscut  on the Aberdeen gives a width of six  feet of nearly solid arsenical iron. A  parallel ledge on the Hard pan, below  the main ledge, shows up a six foot  ledge about 31 inches of which is solid  arsenical iron. The latest assays on  the Salisbury give $14 in gold"; the  Rosebery $42, while Mie Aberdeen runs  about $_���������(. to the ton. It is believed  this ore can be treated on the ground,  by the cyanide process, at a cost of $2.50  per ion.���������Mait.  ILLECILLMAVAET.  Mr. P. D. Taylor, M. E., of Toronto,  has finished his survey of the Maple  Leaf, and the Oak Leaf, an adjoining  claim, owned by the same parties. He  reports that he found a vein 22 feet  yvide proved for 400 feet. Samples  were taken from end  Maple and Oak Leaf,  _,0(>0 feet, which show  $10S in value, of gold,  and lead. The report  as well as the workings of lhe Lanark.  shoyv t hat the ore body is in the Maple  Leaf.���������/Woy/.  to end of the  a distance of  an average of  silver, copper  of Mr. Taylor,  TRAIL CltI_ElC. .,,  J_. C. Thompson is putting in a large  saw mill plant at Trail.  It appears to be definitely settled  that the Montana Ore Purchasing Co  of which Mr1. August Heinze is President will build a smelter at Trail Landing. This fact has been announced by  Mr. Humphreys as positive. The  tramway which that gentleman is interested in will also be built at once  but our information does not say  whether it will be worked by electricity or gravity.  The smelter will have a capacity of  1C0 tons a day and is expected to be  ready to treat ore by the 1st of  November.  The liornestake mine was one of the  first located in the Trail creek camp.  It is on Deer Park mountain not far  -froiu-the-Robert-E.���������Deef^arforce of  men are now working on a tunnel and  shaft, iu a good body of ore.  The Homestake mine at Rossland  has gone into the hands of a corporation  to be known as the Homestake Gold  Mining company. The company organized yesterday is stocked for $500,-  000, divided into 500,000shares, each of  the par value of $1. The incorporators are C. J3. Hopkins, J. M. Burke.  J. C. Davenport, Harry L. Wilson,  Cyrus Happy. Ben Norman, F. J. Mac-  goug.in, James J. Halls and Francis R.  Drake.  (The following is from thc Rossland Miner.)  The new- machinery at the Le Roi is  yvorkingwellandthe mineis puttingoui  100 tons a day. 07 men are employed in  and around the works.  The shaft on the Evening Star is  doyvn 20 feet .on ore which averages  over $1(XJ to the ton in gold, and varies  from one to two feet thick.  Jn trie .losie some high grade ore going up to 40 ounces in gold has been  struck.- As soon as the proper ventilation is secured bythe development  work now in progress, stopeing will be  recommenced and ore will be shipped.  -SLOCAN*.  There are not any serious fires at  present in the Slocan. '  The Three Forks Concentrator is  handling 70 tons of ore a day.  At the Currie, a neighbouring claim  10 tons a day are being put" out.  Thirty tons of ore are on the dump  at the Noonday, a galena farm claim,  awaiting shipment.  , At the Dead man 250 tons of ore are  on the dump some of st running as  high as 500 ounce."* to the ton.  Hugh Mann has the contract for  cleaning the right o.f way, for the extension of the N. &S. Raihvay to Sandon. He will also supply the ties.  Dan Dunn and A. Currie have the contracts for bridges culverts and cribbing  while the grading contracts go to  Jack O'Leary and Jim Welsh.  ALBERNI.  (From the Colonist.)  half has not been told in regard to  the activity and promise of the new  milling centre.  "During their week's tramp through  the mountains Hon. Mi'. Higgius a,u)  his companion visited the hydraulic  diggings on Mineral creek, and pushed  up that stream to the top of the divide.  They also paid short but interesting  calls to the Champion, Missing Link  and Alberni mines and had the satisfaction of noting the excellent progress  made at each. They saw the free gold  taken out at the Missing Link and the  Alberni, while at the Champion sulphurets rewarded the industry ^of tbe  miners. The latter ledge shows two  feet yvide at the present stage of. development, while the vein of the" Missing Link at the time of Hon. Mr.  Higgins visit had just been reached���������  detached fragments of ore only having  been encountered previously���������and gold  bearing quartz of high gradeand close,  profitable formation, was being broken  of with the pick and sledge. At the  Alberni a blast was put in for the visitors special benefit, and considerable  free gold was detached. The pay  streak here is at present about ten  inches wide and well defined.  At Frank McQuillian's hydraulic  claim on China creek, a portable sawmill is now being placed in position,  with the output ot which operations  will be pushed forward on an extensive and scientific scale. Forty colors  were obtained from a single pan during the brief stay of the Victorians at  this camp.  Passing up Granite creek to the Star  of the West a large, clear vein of  quartz about five feet wide was found  between two walls of rock. From Mr  Sutton, who was met at the mouth  of the creek, it was learned 'that Wil-  iam Poole had just struck a seven-foot  ledge at the head waters, the gold  being plainly visible and the mineral  as far as traceable being of apparently  rich quality. Seveial other claims  had also beeu located recently on the  same ledge���������tin extension of the Starlight���������by Mr. Poole and his partner,  and a bond of the property for $75,CC3  had within a few days past been refused by them���������so confident are they  in the practical value of theirlocations.  News of further rich discoveries oh  Coleman creek and between it and  Granite creek awaited the visitors on  their return to the mouth of the latter  stream; while as they passed on each  day brought its succession of rumours  of finds here, theie and everywhere.  Of course many are bound to prove  disappointments, but the fact remains  that there is plenty of good mineral in  the district and a small army of prospectors is now interested and at work,  determined to discover it. .  Interests in mining properties is increasing. New discoveries are frequent. The latest is at Coleman creek,  eleven miles from here. A wide deposit of decomposed quartz assays from  $4 to $19. The Star of the West and  Starlight claims .were bonded to-day  by Victoria and Vancouver- parties.  The Starlight is pronounced by Mr.  Sutton, the government geologisi*, as  the best claim he has seen.- It has a  width of seven feet fret gold visible to  the naked eye. The owners ask $45,-  C'X) for this claim. Reports from the  Missing Link and Alberni claims continue exciting. Free gold specimens  are dislodged by every stroke of the  pick.  PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.   !   '(Cqnununicdted.)  Dr. Robertson and Rev. Chas. Gordon  arrived on Friday, August 23rd, and as  most unprejudiced men who drop in to  see us made their exit fully convinced  that Nelsou had brighter days before it.  On the evening of his arrival the doctor  preached to a fairly well filled church,  taking as his subject "The Lord's Supper," I. Cor., xi., 23-26. As usual, Lis  remarks were precise and delivered yvith  that force and earnestness so character,  istic of the moderator.  Both services were well attended on  Sabbath. In the morning thirty sat  dowu at the Communion table. Rev.  Mr. Gordon preached abie aud eloquent  sermons, yvhich marked that gentleman  iis possessed not only of true devotion to  his Master but a keen intellect aud unusual scholarly attainments. Mr. Gordon  addressed the Sabbath school, tit which  41 yvere present, aud on Monday evening  delivered an excellent lecture, interspersed yvith guitar accompaniments.  His vivid description of the battle of  Waterloo, that bloody fight which raised  the prestige pf Great Britain to a point  never before attained, as ��������� related by tbe  wooden-legged guide, and the passing  reference to the aged Highlander reading  the ttnible charge and the number of  the slain,"while his heroic wife gazed  upou the plaid of her departed laddie,  was extremely pathetic and masterly.  "Bingen on the Rhine," as recited by the  school boy, was cleverely doue. After  siugingtheNatioual Anthem the audience  dispersed.  The following-figures will show the  growth 'of Presbyterian missions inthe  Northwest and British Columbia :  1SSI      is..'-  Presbyteries ,-.  1 15  Cont'-eBations I1  2 St  Missions-         2.S IBli  Stations :������������������       110 7S2  Communicants     1.153      17.1W  Contributions 81.),100' $2G3,53d  BUSH  FIRES AT NELSON.  On Sunday aftsrnoon last a large pile  of cord wood belonging to somo Syvedes,  on the wagon road near the switchback,  took fire and the flames speedily leapt to  the adjoining bush. By Monday the tire  had assumed serious proportions and  threatened to sweep up the hill and destroy the tramway works, the new ore  bins and all the buildings at the Silver  King and other Toad Mountain mines.  The entire force of men nt the King and  all those on the tramway and lower ore  bins, numbering nearly 200, were at once  despatched to the conQagatiou aud some  40 or 50 others were recruited in town to  aid in stopping the fire.   Mr. M. Davys.  manager of the Silver King, most abl)  seconded by his foremen, succeeded ii  confining the fire below the lower road  but at the present time of writing (Fri  day) huge volumes  of smoke are  sti)  ascending from the valley, and though tb _-  fire is checked in its attempts to climb  Toad Mountain it is progressing up the  valley and is reported to be climbing the  next'hill, on which the Golden King is  situated.'  The origin of the fire is a mystery,  though ,rumors freely ascribe it to incendiarism, the result of differences  among the dealers in cordwood. The  matter is likely to be sifted in the courts.  Meanwhile another fire is raging at the  head of Forty-nine Creek, which causes  some apprehension on Toad Mountain,  and another is coming up the Salmon  Kiver.  LOCAL   NEWS.  TYPHOID  REPORTED  LAND.  AT   ROSS-  Reports from Rossland have come to  hand annuoncing that there are several  cases of the dread fever in the Trail  Creek town.  It is most seriously to be hoped that the  report is not true, or that if. any fever has  made its appearance it is not the tr i<>  typhoid, but a milder kind of epidemic  which in this country is often mistaken  for and miscalled typhoid. The advent  of the real and terrible typhoid to Rossland would be felt not only there but  throughout Kootenay. The absolute  want of any system of drainage iu any  of our towns would simply make them  hotbeds for the growth and perpetuation  of the bacilli which cause the fever.  . The occassion demands energetic action  on the part of our medical men. in the  interests of the lives of the rest of the  community. They should, meet, and  sinking minor differences, agree on a set  of regulations to. be observed in all typhoid cases.  We have ourselves experienced epidemics of typhoid fever in other countries  but under not dissimilar conditions, and  the memory of strong men laid low, the  sad heroism of the volunteer attendants  on the sufferers and the nightly burying  of the victims urges us to exhort our fellow citizens of Kootenay to arm themselves and fight this terrible enemy,  which in towns such as we have, without  even the elements of sanitation, is only  one degree worse than cholera itself.  If genuine typhoid once gets iuto a  town nothing but the most drastic measures will'ever eradicate it,  THE WATER SUPPLY.  Complaints again reach us of the  danger of using the Nelson water1. The  supply in the dam is low. It is covered with a foul scum and dogs are said  to swim., about in its waters. Last  year we drew attention to its condition which was, and is such, as to  render it scarcely fit for human consumption. But nothing was done and  we suppose the same course will be  pursued this year.  Unhappily it is not easy to point out  a remedy. Tho water supply is the  property of a private company doing  business without competition. The  public has to buy its water,or go without. But for this very reason- the  company has its duties- to the town.  It asked for and got. what is practically a monopoly to supply water. That  the water should be pure and plentiful was implied. Unfortunately there  is nothing that yve can find,in the Act  to hold the monopolists to their side  of the bargain. It. is a most one sided  affair. Most monopolies are But although the public will put up with'a  good deal, there is a time when they  will pub up with no more. Too much  presure will hurst any pipe. The town  can be so easily supplied from other  sources that a new company that would  lay, on a plentiful and. pure supply  would meet with universal public support, especially in view of the treatment they receive from the'present  company.  Things can hardly go on as they are  for another year. If a fire was to  hreak out now Nelson would be entirely at its mercy. There is not water  enough in the dam to run for ten  minutes.   The first  requisites   are an  A notice of interest to wood cutters  will be found on our 4th page.  W. P. McCulloch has opened his assay  office in the Jowett Block.  The s. s. Lytton will next week bring  dowu from Revelstoke two new passenger  coaches for the C. & K. Railway.  We understand that His Excellency  the Earl of Aberdeen, Governor General  of Cauada will shortly visit Nelson.  Monday next beiug Labor Day is a  Dominion holiday and consequently the  Banks and Government offices will be  closed.  A 100-yard foot race between Campbell  of Nelson, and Henderson of New Denver, is one of the probabilities of the near  future.  On her first trip up the river the Na-  vusp carried 180 tons of ore, the largest  oad ever carried by any steamer on the  ulaud waters of B. C.  The contract for the erection of the  new Methodist church has been let to  Messrs. Hillyer & Kilby. Work will be  commenced on Monday.  Mr. May, Kootenay's leading barber,  has found that his business is too much  for one pair of hands, so he has taken  unto himself a partner and the new firm  is on the look out for more commodious  premises.  A total eclipse of the moon will take  place on Wednesday next, September...  According to the Star almanac the total  phase begins at 7 minutes past 12 (midnight) on Wednesday morning and lasts  for 1 hour and 40 minutes.  The new steamer Nakusp made her  first trip down from Revelstoke to Robson on Tuesday last. Her passengers  speak very highly of her fittings and accommodations. She is said to be the  finest steamer afloat on any of the inland  waters of Western America.  Some time ago we reviewed a very  useful little book called "Hidden Mines  and How to Find Them," and we are  glad to hear that Turner Bros, have got  in a good stock of them. They contain a  great deal of information of great value  to prospectors, enabling them readily to  recognize any mineral they may find.  Mr. Charles Jiszkowicz is removing  his jewellery and watchmaking business  from Vernon Street to the store lately-  occupied by Price, tho tailor, on Baker  Street, oppo.ite the Madden House. He  announces that after September 1 he will  clear out the whole of his stock at exceptionally low piices in his new  premises.  The increase in local trade is especially-  noticeable in Gilker & Wells' store, where  for several days past huge consignments-  of clothingand boots and shoes have been  unpacked. The firm has also imported  two brands of cigars made specially to  ite oyvn order, called La Progression aud  Pride of the West. The trade will fiud  them good value.  The Mining and Scientific Journal of  San Francisco claims to be the oldest  mining paper in the United States. It is  also consider;ibly out of date. In its  issue of August 24, 1S95, it gravely re  ports the burning of ThreejForks, which  took place just a year ago. In the same  issue it mixes up the Dominion and Provincial Governments and refers to Colonel  Baker as the Canadian Minister of Mines.  Sir Joseph Trutch left.this week for  the coast. He will shortly proceed to  Alaska where he will represent the Eug-  .lisk-shareholders in__the_enquiry intoithe.  Bear's Nest mine swindle, lt appears  that though this mine was investigated  by three competent and independent en-  gineers-with the diamond drill, the cores  were trifled with and it is supposed that-  other cores were aubstitued in their  place.  The steamers Nelson and Alberta made  a dead heat of it on their trip doyvn from  Kaslo on Thursday. The Nelson had a  start of about 100 feet aud while she had  to load a car of bullion at Pilot Bay tbe  Alberta had to go to the Blue Bell,  yvhich about evened things up.- The  Nelson is probably the faster boat of the  two and the-public ought to be glad that  they have two such excellent steamers at  their disposal.  What might have been it serious accident occurred Tuesday, morning about 7  o'clock. Mr. Chas. Sproule was driving  Burns & Perdne's team when the  breeching strap came loose and dangling  around one of the horso's legs caused  them to run ayvay. In endeavoring to  stop them Mr. Sproule ran into the band  stand aud in doing so fe'l out and  under the feet of the frightened animals.  He received IJsome severe bruises, but is  all right again noyv.  A Swe.de hy the name of Olaf Petersen  yvas arrested on   Tuesday evening" and  charged,   before Mr.   J.  M.   Sproat  on  Wednesday, with having started the serious fire which has been  raging up Cottonwood Creek for several days.- " Tie and  ���������his brother oyvn  a large stack of cord-  wood, yvhich is where the fire began, and  the theorv of the  prosecution was that  having fallen out over the division ot the  profits of the business, Olaf declared that  he   would   get  even   with   his' brother,  , which he did by firing the stack.   The  ! Crown, represented by Mr. A. M. John-  I sou applied fcr a remand in order to give  1 time to   collect   evidence,    yvhich   -was  ; granted in the. prisoner's oyvn  recogniz-  ' nice until    to-day.     Mr.  J.    II. Elliot  NEWS   OF   THE WORLD.  FOREIGN.  R. B. Finley, Q. C, Liberal-Unionist  member for Inverness, has been appointed solicitor-general.  One juror is still lacking on the  Durrani trial. It is now over a month  since the proceedings commenced.  The Belgian chamber of deputies today voted the credits necessary for the  construction of a ship canal from  Heyst to Bruges and for the conversion  of the latter' place into a seaport.  The case of Mrs. Maybrick is to he  again inquired into. It will be remembered that some years ago she was  tried and convicted of the murder of  her husband, and sentenced to death.  The sentence was afterwards commuted to penal servitude for life. Several  circumstances have since transpired  leading to the conclusion that a' new  trial might have a different result.  The visit of Shazada Nazrulla Khan,  second son of the Ameer of Afganistan  has been unusually prolonged in London. It has now transpired that his  object was to obtain the Queen's consent to receive an ambassador from  his father the Ameer, instead of that  monarch being represented through  the Viceroy of India. The request has  been refused and relations are a little  strained.  Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, replying to  Sir John Long. Liberal member for-Dundee, who asked whether he would advise  the Government to invite an international  monetary conference, said: *'I am, and  always have been, in favor of an international agreement, but I have not the  right to pledge my colleagues, and I do  not believe that an international agreement would result from au international  conference."  The Field says : The New York Yacht  club cannot be blamed for selecting the  Defender to race for the America's cup, al.  though she has not in a fair and square  race shown that she is superior to the  Vigilant. However, undoubtedly she is  the better boat. It is regrettable that' so  much trouble has been taken to get  the Vigilant out of the way and to impress upon the public mind that the  Defender defeated her in a conclusive  manner. It does not concern English  yachtmen much, because if the Valkyrie  III. defeats the Defender and then it is  claimed that the Vigilant is a better boat  we cau complacently refer to the Britannia's victories over the Vigilant."  A sustained record of a mile arninute  for over 500 miles has been accomplished by trains over the London & North*  western aud Great Northern roads.  The performance of the new fast train  of the London and Northwestern railway, which made a new record betyveen London and Aberdeen, inspired  the Great Northern to enter the rivalry  yvith the Northwestern. Accordingly  a train was started for Aberdeen over  the Great Northern railway for the  purpose of smashing the record made  the day before. The Great Northern  line runs over a different route and is  13 miles shorter than the Northwestern. The Great Northern train left.  King's Cross station at 8 o'clock last  everting and arrived at Aberdeen, a  distance of 527 miles, at 4:40 o'clock in  the morning. The Northwestern train  started at the same time and reached  Aberdeen, 510 miles, at 4:55 o'clock in  the morning.  PROVINCIAL.  J. C. Prevost, registrar of the Supreme  Court at Victoria, is missing and a warrant- has-- been-issued- forhis- arrest."���������~~-"'  A number of the heads of the departments of the C. P. R., at Vancouver,  have received word that their salaries  will in future be restored to the old  figure before the cut.  Three boys named George Tiddy, Eddie Wilson and C. McKinnon went fishing in u boat from Vancouver on the 2lst.  They have not been heard of since and  it is feared that they are drowned,  W. Pelley-Harvey, the well-known assayer and miuing engineer of Vancouver,  has' received a telegram from the Cassels  Gold Extracting Co., whiebfis represented  here, that the British Patent Oflice  had allowed the amendments made by  the Cassels Co. in its application for the  Cyanide patent rights, which for a long  time have been the source.of litigation.  This decision gives tho ' Cassels. Gold  Company the full control of the process,  yvhich has-made the company famous  throughout the yvorld.  .THE YUKON.  Hon. D. W. Higgins, who, in company with Mr. Clive-Phillipps-Wolley,  has just "returned from a visit to the  Alberni mountains, agrees with those  who have come before him that the  church xoTrcKS.   -  Sunday, September 1, 1S95.  Methodist Church, Hume's Hall,  Vernon Street. Services at 11 a. m.  and at 7.30 p; rn. Morning subject:  "The Chief Corner Stone." Evening  subject: "A Great Discovery." Prayer  meeting Friday evening atS p. m. All  are invited.  Presbyterian CriURcir. Services  at 11 a. m. and" p. m. Sunday School  (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p. jn.  An  5fl.VI.VG  XOTKS.  (From' our Exchanges.)  invention   designed    to    provide  I enlargement of the present reservoir j -   - .       -       ,  , or the const!nction of another and the ! represented the ac.used.  i fencing in of the same.  j -   It is to be hoped that all yvater users  ! of Nelson will pay due regard  to  the  I notices of the company calling on   the  j public to abstain from using the water  I for irrigation.    Disregard of this  re-  I quest, by even one or tyvo, yvho  in  re-  i mote parts   may hope   to escape   de-  '��������� tection, may lead to  the   yvhole   toyvn  being absolutely deprived of water.  ! We trust that none of our citizens are  so lacking in  public spirit as to  risk  this.    It. mav  be as well to mention  that the  Act  provides a penalty  for  wastine the yvater yvhich the company  i would'lie quite right in inflicting if a  j culprit is discovered-  "motive power for the gold fields of AVest-  ern 'Australia has been patented by two  gentlemen of Glasgoyv. The invention  contemplates the substitution of electricity and compressed air for the water  poyver now in use. The Kothchilds aud  the government of Western Australia  have become interested in the patent and  a coinnany will be formed yvith a capital  larger than that of any stock company  organized within the century.  S. I'rinz, who left Victoria last april tor  the Yukon mines, returned this week,  having come doyvn from St Michael's on  the Excelsior. To a Colonist representative he said that the mines of the Yukon  yvere considerably misrepresented in the  reports given to the public. It was quite  true that last year one man went out  with ������13,000 and another yvith S4,000,  but the great majority did not secure  enough dust to ^-pay their bills at the  trading company's stores. Mr. Prinz and  a party of young men went iu by the  way of the Chilcat Pass, yvhich is a trying  and hazardous trip until after the summit is reached, yvhen travel is comparatively easy. They crossed over in May  last; the best time is March, for at that  time sleighing is good and freighting  much cheaper. The busiuess of the river  is done chiefly at Forty Mile Creek on  the Canadian side and Circle City on the  Alaska side of the boundary. Wages for  mechanics at Circle City, yvhere buildings  were beiug erected, were So per day,  yvhile miners receive 810 per day. - However, the prices of provisions are so high  that salaries are eaten up in living.  Bacon, for instance,is 90cents per pound.  The mounted police under Chief Constantine, are safely housed in their bar-'  racks at Fort Cudahy, which is  immediately opposite the town of Forty  Mile Creek. In the passage to St.  Michael's the steamer conveying the  troops from Seattle was caught for ten  days among the' icebergs but ' got out  safely. THE MINER, NELSON, B, C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31,  t895  *I  i-l"!.  THEATBE BOX 4  (Continued from last week.)  Bobe gave mo a penetrating glance,  as though to fathom thc course my  thoughts woro taking. I replenished my  glass of Moet and added:  "Pray proceed.    You interest me."  "The woro .veil known  in tho  professional world of Paris, and each  Sunday their reunions wore crowded  Avith tho dilettanti of gayLutetia. Artists, authors, actors, musicians and  pretty women flocked- to Bollo Vne and  Avero hospitably received by monsieur  and madamo, who Avero always rejoiced  to meet their friends. , Nor was thoir  daughter Bertha loss unremitting in her  attention to tho guests. Matters had  gono on thus for several yours, and no  event had occurred to disturb tho tranquillity of the little household. OnoSunday among tho visitors camo an English  actor."  Bebe looked at me, but as tho information caused mo no alarm she reiterated.    ,  "An English actor, understand?"  "Yes."  "He was introduced to the family and  proved himself a very entertaining  ������ guest. During the afternoon he gave  several selections from your poet, Shake-  . 6peare, and charmed overy one. Bertha,  kind, gentle, dobonnairo and impres-  Bionablo, was evidently fascinated with  the man, and ho was invited to come  frequently. 0Ho complied. What would  life he without friendly intercourse?"  ..  I acquiesced.  "For the next two or three days Bertha and the actor wero often together.  They wandered off to St. Germaine and  vied with.each other in culling the biggest violets. He contrived to meet hei  , in all kinds of unexpected ways, sometimes when her father was Avith her,  _o__etin.es not. They promenaded on  the terrace, and once M. even permitted their visitor from England to  take Bertha to tho salon.  "A week, a fortnight, sped by, and  Btill the young couple ovinced no desire  to discontinue their friendship. Au con-  traire, it was evident Bertha had fallen  violently in lovo Avith her preux chevalier, and he certainly appeared to reciprocate."  Bebe paused.  "And how did it all end?" I asked.  <** "Don't be impatient. We are coming  to the denouemont. He Avas invited to  ���������what yon call put up with the household during his stay. Ho consented.  One morning, when the household assembled, the visitor was missing."  "Gone?" .  "Gone, like a thief iu the night."  "The cad," I protested.  "Monsiouris an actor,"she hazarded  and continued: "Tho result of hisexodus  caused some little alarm, but as Bertha  appeared to ignore the subject it was  dropped hy general consent, though it  ���������was evident, oven to the casual observer, that she felt the slight keenly. "  "Naturally. "  ' "Permit mo to finish the story. Throe  days after Bertha had disappeared also.  Her absence was no* noticed till the  evening. The firs . train to Paris brought  monsieur and madame, and naturally tho  morg'uo was tho first place visited.  Helas, their Avorst fears were realized 1  There, revealed to public gaze, peaceful  in death, Avas���������Bertha!"  At this point Bebe Avas evidently  struggling against the emotion that  manifested itself.  "Madamo, .your story"���������  "Hear mo out!" she ejaculated. ' 'The  body had been found in that receptacle  of misery���������the Seine. - Whatever doubts  existed as to having met her death by  foul play wero dispelled by the folloAv-*  ing note.    I give yon the translation:  .__-_   "To My _D_aj_P__b__*ts���������Ihave sought conso-  lation la oblivion.   Forgivo your erring child,  "Bertha."  "The profligate!" I cried, fully alive  to tho man's unmitigated villainy.  "Nay, hear me out. The sister referred to in' the letter returned to As-  Hiores a month later, but tho shock to  the old people had been too much, and  ere long they were conveyed to Pero la  Chaise. Now, there w.as only one course  open to the surviving daughter���������re-  vengol"  "Exactly, but did you discover youi  man?   What proofs had you?"  '"Simply a photograph of the man as  Hamlet, Avhich he had given to Bertha,  but I registered a vow I would traverso  tho Continent���������aye, the Avorld itself���������'  till I had discovered tho destroyer of  my family.''  Again Bcho's emotions interfered  with her utterance, and sho looked as if  Bho avc-o going to savoou. I sprang forward. .  "Bo seated," sho said authoritatively.  I began to wish myself some miles  frcm-Treverton.  She paused ���������*. moment and then re-  - gained her composure. -  "My story is almost finished.    lam  Bertha's sister!" -   .  "You?" ��������� "  "I, Bebe!"  Hero she drew herself up to her full  . height, and  her' eyes positively blazed  with indignation.   Crossing the room,  '  6he. clutched me by the collar and hissed:  -  "You are her murderer i"   -  ..   Then, releasing me, sho sank back ex-,  * bausted.     .....  My first idea was to escape," but cro I  could put tho plan into execution she  continued:  "I have prayed for this night to  come."  I am fain to confess I did not coincide  with her devotional past wishes.  "Butsnrely.madame,- you cannot connect me with this villain?"  ' "No connection is necessary.  You aro  " the man.    Witli this photograph in my  pocket I havo visited nearly every theater in England.    Early in the present  . Aveek I took a bos at tho Theater Royal.  You played Hamlet.   The moment you.  stepped   on  the  stage I was convinced  you were the man.   My one object Avas  to get yon in my nower. I have succeeded,.^. -..   -  ____���������. ____-.. .  .  But,"  Any other  your victim simply  I urged, "this is madness,  actor might be selected as  ,. .      ... - -   because he played  tho uufortunate prince 0f Denmark "  'Posto! I told ronl havo prepared an  entree with n-.--_.-u bands, i_0..._._ i_i8  dish."  I instinctively raised tho cover from  tho salver, and thero, revealed to view,  Avere a couple of revolvers. Heavens,  here.was a predicament.to bo placed int  1 rnshod to the door.    It was fastened.  "Come," sho cried hysterically, "you  do not fear? It is tho old story of ro-  vengo.  Choose:!"  As she proi.e  was an air of <'  lady that eorkii  "Cannot thi  way?" I asked.  "Emphatically no. It is a duel to the  death!"  By this   time  'I  (ho revolvers thoro  .:.: illation  about my  .- boded ill for mo.  bo settled some other  my  de-  .   opponent had  tached  a  diamond   necklace that surrounded her neck, and unfastening her  dress displayed her bosom.  "You see, I am not afraid!" she  gasped hoarsely.  "Madame," I said, "thisis a serious  matter. I assure you I know nothing of  your sister, or"���������  In another moment she pushed the  weapon into my hand. ,  "We fire across the table. Will yon  count?" i  "No!" I exclaimed as cheerfully is  could bo expected of a man who experts  to cither be shot���������or hanged. ]  "Then I will give tho signal."  I may not be written doAvn as brave,  but I looked hopefully toward the door.  "Aro you ready?  "Onel  "Tyvo!  "Threo!"  Click!   Thero Avas no report.  At this point tho door was burst vio-'  lently open,  and  three men entered.  Her attention was at oncodiverted from  me to them.  In less time than it takes to write  Bebe Avas secured aud conveyed down  stairs, yvhere a nurse and a determined  looking man wore in waiting. Sho Avas  guarded by the company till the following morning, when sho was seen by a |  surgeon and magistrate, and on their  certificates transferred to La Belle  France.  From information subsequently given  I learned that at least a part of her story  was true.  Her sister, after a romantic courtship  with a young English actor, had become  insane and committed suicide. This had  so disastrous an effect on the mind of  Bebe as to impair her mental faculties.  She Avas placed in a private asylum in  Paris, but eluding the vigilance of her  custodians had escaped, reached England, and with her sister's photograph  in her possession had resolved on hunting down hor old lover.  She had only been in England ton  days, during which time she had resided  a Aveek at tho Hotel Victoria.  Her conduct had beon sans reproche,  but her eccentricities had not escaped  notice, and it was during her absence  that the proprietor of the hotel ���������  thoughtful soul!���������had ordered the cartridges to be Avith drawn from the revolvers in case of accident.  This thought.iilness on his part had  saved my life. On retiring for the night  he had overheard the altercation and  promptly communicated Avith the police, who had just received a visit from  the keepers iu connection with Bebe. It  may be superstition, but I seldom look  at a stage box now without remembor-  ing Bebe and box 4.���������Good Company.  NELSON  LOTS  _s_^_N  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 DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices, Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER  Land CommissIonerC. & K. Ry. Co., NeI.roN, B.  ESTABLISHED 1886.  INCORPORATED 1895.  McLennan, McFeely & Oo.  LIMITED.  f_->_=?  CORDOVA   ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  -Importer., of ami wholesale -Iciilerrs In-  MINER'S SUPPLIES,  Contractor's Outfits, Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  BAR /RON A FIRTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  (^MINER'S SUPPLIES-^)  Thos. Dunn ��������������� Co., Ltd.  ^r_A___SrCOTJ^7__E_R_   _B_   C  Carry a full line of the following goods in stock, which they offer' at rock bottom prices,   AVr'ite for- quotations before you purchase your  season's supplies.  STEEL WIRE ROPE, PULLEY BLOCKS, CHAIN, DRILL STEEL,  PICKS, SHOVELS, AXES, DYNAMITF, FDSE AND CAPS, AND A  GENERAL ^ASSORTMENT OF HARDWARE, BLACKSMITHS AND  MILL SUPPLIES., is..  CARPETS | HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNIPS:  The Cassell Gold Extracting Co., Limited.  ' THE McABTHUE-FOREEST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  Parties having rebellious Gold and Sjxvki. Ores for treatment and t  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metal-  should send samples for mill tests and further' enquiries as to full costs of treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  w.  PELLEW-HA RVEY.  ST_T_P__.*RllSTT_S__������TX)__]_>T'i,:,  ^r_A._rsrooxj-v^_E]_R_ _b_ c  FMiC.  S.  llti  CO,, LTD.  S---3--VVHOLESALE AND  RETAIL-__*-**9  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YARD.  TAPESTRY - - ���������- at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brass Fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters.   Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention-  SNIPS:  up.  A Boast of Eland.  The flesh of the eland is excellent���������  fat, well tasted and resembling yonng  beef, with a gamelike flavor. The shape  of the animal is of course well known.  For many years specimens'of the un-  "striped" South*A"f_i can"viSi^  bred and exhibited in tho Zoological  Society gardens. These elands, how-  over, scarcely fairly.represent the beast  in its wild "state and grow to nothing  like the size and bulk. Mr. Bartlett informs me also that the breed shows in  captivity a tendency to deterioration  and. occasionally requires cfresh blood.  Many of theso beautiful antelopes have  been imported and bred as ornaments  to noblemen's parks.  A former Lord .Derby bred them for  somo years. Tho present stock at the  zoological gardens represents, r believe,  his herd. Lord Hill also had some, and  thoro are still a fewhorc and there in  parks about tho country. A hutcher in  Shrewsbury, once had tho carcass of an  eland of Lord Hill's for sale, but found  it an impossibility to induce peoplo  to buy and eat it. Good as was the  meat, his customers, with typical British mistrust, would havo nothing to  say to such new fauglcd stuff.  The eland is so comoly, so. striking  and yot .vithai-so gentle a beast, uniting some of the finest points of the antelope family with thoso of tho zebu of  India, and is so easily domesticated and  bred in this country that the wonder is  herds are not mof'o often seen in private  grounds. A littlo fresh blood now and  again Avould servo to keep., up the required condition and growth.���������Chambers' Journal. --'-���������   Is Diamond Dust a Poison?  Attention has  been draAVn   lately to  tbe statement in an official work issued  by-the government of India that "diamond dust, is known to bo a powerful  mechanical poison.". This is objected to  with ah emphasis that should prevent  j the waste of diamonds hereafter by per-  ! sons desirous Of removing their enemies.  I Mohammedans in the far east still en-  j tertain the belief strongly, but it is said  that investigators havo never met anybody  who, from  his  own  knowledge,  could describe the visible efiectsof administered diamond dust.  It may bo remembered that the great trial in India  of^the GaikAvar   case brought out the  ; Etatement  of   the  commissioners  Avho  ' heard the evidence that tho.dust had no  . injurious effect on   tho  human body.-  Here, then, is another superstition.ex-  ! ploded, although it. still lurks even in  i official, documents.  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3^feet with.Spriug Roller for 50 Cts.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.       -     Cheneille Portiers, $-.50  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2.50, with Napkins to match.  A full "Line in Sheetings, PHIoav Cottons, Etc.-  OO_P_E0  & ~_-TOTJ_N"Gr-,  (IK) 137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  A  D RUGGI ST _-_  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles,   Wholesale and  Retail.    Goods Right.    Prices  Prompt attention to all orders.  Right.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS!STREET,  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  r  s  ny,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods and Sells at  the Lowest Price.  Just Eeceived 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.  V. O. box (30.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO,  ., S, E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  ���������    NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL. AND    ���������  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated oh Nelson .property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn'np.  Toath Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  LENZ& LEISER  *.  .,        9 and il, Yates Street, Victoria.  -AVHOLBSALE-  DRY GOODS  (^lotbino, (Rents' jf urnfebfnos, )������tc<  We carry- the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House iu the Trade. 118  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY *  [Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  BEER  Draught Beer at 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  ORIIEItS CAST M* I.K1T .IT IIII!*. t'K'i-i Il.tKKBV.  MAIL   OBUt-RV I'KO.nrTL.   ATTt'K|)i:.������   TO.  R. RIESTERER, Prop.   93  -&lneasy-S-leeps-^e--Man-W:ho���������^ ^ -���������  PI as Not Gota.Gdle.���������ShakespereK  THE BEST IVLAmASSES in the WOELD:  GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses, ,''  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  Theabovo goods can be put up in .very small compass for packing and can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents, " . ,    .  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,   Rossland  or direct from George Gale &, Sons, Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty.  Can be made to weigh undcr;35 pounds. (180)  CANADIAN PACIFIC KAIL WAY  Stalest an. .i_est Route to  Pacific Coast aii Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. N.w York.  _ES,____?__1S T__C_3 XiO"W_3_.T.  Greatest Variety of Routes, Bail and Steamers.    t  Leaves Nelson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 16.30 o'clock, making close  connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere si>(* or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON, " F. K MACBOSELL,     GEO. McL. BK0WN,  .Agent, Nelson,       Tr_v. Fifjt. and Pass. Agt., Nelson.      Dist. Pass. 4__.Vanoo_ve-. ��������� eft"'  4. ���������>:-���������"'  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, AUGUST 3., 1895.  Wxt ffixnzx.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, foroneysar on receipt of  ' two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /_��������� cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, aud xo cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running Jor shorter periods than three  ��������� months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Addrkss  ThiMinkrPrintinqaPublishinqCo  nelson.  b.c.  THE ROOT OF TITLE.  Wc  think,   with due   deference to  our excellent County Court Judge, that  his decision in Atkins vs. Coy will not  be upheld on appeal. The Legislature  has never changed, or contemplated  changing, what His Honour in his  judgment calls the "root of title."  There can be no question as to whether  the "record" or the "location" is the  root of title'. The location (together  with, since 1S93, the discovery of mineral in place) is that root, and by an  express provision of the law the loca-  t ion not ice forms part of the record.  Ground lawfully staked by a miner is  thereby withdrawn from the public  domain and is occupied by him, as  against the world���������if his certificate  exists���������for 15 days, before the expiration of which the necessity of making  a record arises, which extends his  right. After a further period the  ' miner advances his.title by certain expenditures, and so on to a grant.  Now, what is a "location?"' It consists in defining the' position and  boundaries of a plot of mining land,  aud in doing such acts as indicate the  intention to occupy and possess it. The  record is mainly the formal declaration, convenient for reference, of those  acts and of that intention. The expenditures maintain the "record," but  always, and at any time, thc inception  of title relater. back to the -.location"  (or location and discovery.) There is a  serie-.by which the title is completed  and the miner put in formal possession  of his recognized rights. The staking  furnishes the identity without which  there can be no property. The notice  on the stakes is the .-.ibstitute for a  written .application; the marking of  the boundaries answers "iemporarily  thepurposeof a'survey; the mineral  law is the concession, and the record,  with the proper ollicer, is the registration. If the original locator follows  this series there can be no vacancy of  -��������� possession, or room for any other to  come in, unless' the' original locator-  abandons the claim.  We do not think that the true history of the changes in the law is as  the judge states it,, though, upon the  ,, surface there may be grounds for his  view. We have always understood  that Section 18 of the 1801 act was repealed in 1892, owing to its ambiguity.  It purports to refer to disputes as to  ���������"location^ -but-it-goes-. on-unintelligibly to refer to the general question  of title, and winds up by the utter ob-.  scurity of making a dispute as to  "location" depend on the validity of  the subsequent act of ���������'record." Section  9 of 1892 takes the law back to what it  was before 1891 with a slight change of  wording���������making the law to-day, at  least iu our opinion, what is first above  stated.  A word in conclusion. The existing  * law. from a practical point of view,  probably cannot be, as to this matter,  much improved. The second link in  the chain of title���������namely the record���������  .is,, as compared with the precarious  marks of location, the main trust-  . worthy link that may be examined by  an investor or other person, pending  the issue of a grant, and for this reason  the Legislature wisely makes it in a  sense the determiner of title, subject,  howevt-r. to ils proving to be valid���������  particularly as, if invalid, it cannot  long escape question. This is a matter  of expediency and a. different thing  altogether from stating that the  "record," as. compared with the "loca  tion," is to be "the root- of title." The  location is, a's above said, the root, but  has inherent defects for the- above  practical purpose. The Legislature, in  mentioning Lhe record, always insists  on its validity. When valid, it is the  most convenient determiner- of title,  buta "record" of a mineral claim, no  matter when made, is not valid if it is  based on a "location" of a mineral  claim made upon ground already lawfully located, for it is only vacant land-  that is open to location under the  Mineral Act.  When His Honour says that the  courts have "considered" to. the con-  - trary, we of course accept the decision  of so careful a judge, with some wish,  however, that the occasion had been  mentioned. There may have been a  dictum that mineral claims were  "without reservation" as against  placer locations. This is a sporting  era but it will never do to make the  title of a mineral claim depend too  largely upon the issue of a race to the  record office.  NEWFOUNDLAND.  The sovereignity of England over  Newfoundland was recognized by the  Treaty of Utrecht in 1713 and certain  rights on the French shores were  reserved for France. In 1857 a conven-  ion was concluded between the  English and French Governments confirming several French privileges of  fishing.  Unfortunately these documents and  treaties made with the best intentions  have proved like so many other1 legal  instruments, and especially Provincial  Acts of Parliament, perfectly unintelligible. So much so, that to-day English  and French men-of-war are hurrying  to the disputed coast. It is not likely  that their loud-mouthed guns will add  their roar to the argument. It is more  probable that the smooth voices of  diplomatists will settle the matter in  the chambers of Downing Street or  the Elysee. But it is a notable fact  that to-day England cannot do what  she likes in one of her own Colonies  without stirring up international complications.  The special trouble at present is the  expected stoppage of the railway,  which is being built across the island,  by French warships. The French claim  that the rights granted to them by the  above quoted treaties include territorial  possession, while the British assett  that the French have only the right  to land for certain purposes and have  no ownership in the soil itself. The  railway about which the dispute has  arisen, is very much required by the  colonists and is expected to materially  aid in dispersing the wave of depression under which the Colony has so  long suffered.  It is notjunlikely that this difficulty  with the Fi ench had a good deal to do  with Canada's unwillingness to receive  the ancient Colony into the Dominion.  a wonder though that the Amoric.-in  journalist with his love for scare he.ul-  has not made use of this- splendid opportunity.  A terrible sun-y of the sea comes  from Alaska. Some three months  ago the .ealing schooner Walter A.  Ear-le was found capsized and floating  about at the mercy of the winds and  waves in the Behring Sea. There was  little doubt that she was wrecked during the memorable storm of Easter  Sunday which did so much damage  in the northern sea. The wreck has  now drifted northward and was found  just oil the harbour of Onnalaska. It  was towed in and with difficulty righted. An exploration of the forecastle  revealed a horrible sight. There in a fast  decaying mass were found eleven almost unrecognisable bodies, doubtless  the remains of the unfortunate Indian  hunters, who unable to help the sailors  to navigate the ship in the terrible  storm had huddled themselves together  in theii'own quarters. When the ship  capsized, they were there cut oil' from  all chances of escape and met a lingering hopeless and terrible death.  The Chinese,, affair is assuming a  very serious aspect. The commissioners who were sent up to enquire into  the matter are practically prisoners.  England and America, especially with  Lord Salisbury at the helm of the former will stand no nonsense. It is a  pity that the two great governments  cannot persuade these missionaries to  avoid China. They do. absolutely no  good there, they are not wanted, and  it is well known that their mere presence among the hordes of ignorant  and brutal Chinese is like flaunting a  red flag before an angry bull. You  may chain the bull, but if he breaks  loose and tosses the flag flutterer into  the blue ether, you may pity the man,  but you cannot help thinking that he  is partly responsible for his own fate  by fluttering that flag. We are not  quite satisfied that the pretended conversion of a few pigtails to Christianity  is good enough to.involve three great  nations in a costly and distinctive war.  PATIENCE REWARDED.  THE OLD LO.ATION COMING TO  THE FKONT.  A Chance for Speculators   "Who  "Were   Too  Late at Rosslaud.  ������y QYelegrobrri.  YEtpsslovnd} YEj. G.  "    IS July, '95.  QYhe QYozansite cut QYtclH  ���������will he on ihe }������curhet  OTiJ\������o7idcuy next, S^nd  of July.  ���������un., E. 8. QYopping.  THE DIPLOCK  CAUTION.  The people of Victoria are excited  over recent developments in the Island  gold field. This is not to be wondered  at, because the placeis practically close  to theirdoors and if it becomes a great  mining region it means a return-of  prosperity to the capital. A community that has been so long oppressed  with bad times and dull trade is only  too apt to grab at .the cherries of prosperity when they are dangling within  reach, But let them be cautious. Let  them be sure that the cherries are  ripe. As far as we can gather- from  reports, most of the claims at Alberni  are mere prospects, and it must be an  exceptionally good prospect to be  worth ,-.'15,000.  In making these remarks we are only  doing what mining papers all over the  world'have been doing for years. But  it seems as if thc public absolutely refuses to be warned. Claim owners can  scarcely be blamed for'get ting as much  for their property as the public is willing to give, that is as long as no dishonest methods are employed to  deceive the buyer. If a prospector-  finds a" piece of rock sticking out of the  earth studded with gold he is, of  course, at liberty to sell it for what he  can get. But neither he nor the purchaser can see one inch below the surface. What lies there is absolutely  "unknown until it is uncovered. As we  have said, no moral or legal blame can  be attached to the seller if he gets a  large price for his property. But a  -further���������question���������arises.���������Is���������it-goini-  bnsiness for him to sell it at a speculative value ? The answer- is, most  decidedly not. ��������� In the history of mining, camp after camp "has been ruined  hy the outcries of .people who rushed  in at the first start and burned their  fingers buying prospects at the price  of mines. No matter' how foolish they  were, how many cautions were urged  against them or how plainly their rashness was pointed out. They are just  as unreasonable in their lamentations  as they were' in their speculations.-  But the reputation of the lield'is blasted  all the same. It is the scene, of the  ruin of so and so, of 'this or that company. That stamps it and no one will  touch it again.  A glaring example has recently occurred. . The Londonderry mine at  Coolgardie was sold to a London company for ������4.00,000 (two millions of dollars.) The property consisted of an  outcrop of quartz very rich in fr;ee'  gold. Hardly any work had been done.  But when a shaft was pushed down  a few feet it was found that the gold  disappeared, leaving only a "hungry  quartz." . The shareholders are now  debating whether to spend more money  prosecuting their ��������� directors, or in  further sinking in the hope ofdis-  co.veriug another pocket. Both of  which proceedings are but melancholy  alternatives.  A "working bond is the only true  basis on which a prospect - may be  dealt with. .  A massacre of Christians, as Christians in the States would of course  raise a howl of indignation throughout  the land, but in the same paper almost  along side the news of the fight with the  Oklahoma outlaws, is an account of an  attempt to blow up a passenger train  with dynamite at Butte. Several  sticks of the deadly explosive were laid  in the frogs at the junction half a mile,  east of the depot, with the intention  presumably of destroying a Northern  Pacific passenger train then due. Fortunately the train passed over the  danger all except the last car which  exploded the charge. The track was  torn up, tlie coach thrown from the  rails, but no one was huriv The merciful escape of the passengers by some  fluke does not lessen the hideous guilt  of the miscreant who thus prepared  a terrible death for dozens of his fellow creatures. We cry out with horror when the news comes of a massacre of people 10,000 miles away in  Armenia and our journals publish  columns of hysterics over the killing  of missionaries in China. But these  human brutes, these train wreckers  are just as bad as the eastern bigots;  in fact thev are worse. They have not  even the excuse, if it may be called one,  ofthe bitterness of religions fanaticism  to rely on. And yet in a Spokam  paper they do not even use their large  type in chroncling it.  I_I_W_I_C__3_D_   WHOLESALE   VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� SOLE AGENTS FOB ���������  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Oases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. 120  Page Ponsford Bros.  Hasting* Street, Vancouver, B. C.  DIRECT IMP0RTEES OP ALL HIGH-  CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FUBNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dent_  & Fowne'sGloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  NAIL ORDERS PBOWI'TL. AITI'SBED TO.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKK Notico Unit A.S. F:ii">ell, as Agent  for T.A. Finch and _1. R. Galusha, has tiled  tho necessary papers, and made application for  a Crown Grant In favor of the Mineral Claim  "Jumbo," situated in tho Trail Creek Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverso Claimants, if any, must Hie their objections within sixty days from tho date of this  publication in the bruish'Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Aug. 20, 1805. (196���������31,8, 5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant,  TIAKE NOTICE that Patrick Clark has  tiled the necessary papers and made ap-  plicatioii_for a. Crown Grant in favour of^the  111incr.il claim "Iron Musk" situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West l-oolenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must Iile their objections witli me within (in days from the date  of the lirst appearance of this notice in the brit-  ish.Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Aug. 3.189C.     (185, 17, S, '!������-.)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE Notice that John Klliot, as Agent  _|. for Samuel Slongo and Alfred Cabana has  filed the necessary papers and made duplication for a. Crown Grant in favour of t he mineral  claim "Enterprise," situated in the Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverso claimants, if any/must file their objections with mc within <>0 days from tho date  o tin's publication in the.British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson is. C, Aug. 1,181)o.   (17.")-:',.,.); '  Notice of Application I'or CrownGraiit.  rpAI-J. Notice lliat. John Elliot, as Agent for  X. Samuel Stongo and Alfred Cabana lias  liled tlie necessary papersai.dmnde application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Iron Horse" situated in thc 'frail Creek  Mining Division of the District of West  Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any. must tile their  objections with 1110 within U0 days from tlie  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson, Aug. 1, 18U5. ��������� [17..;),.,5]  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  Massacre of Christians in America!  United States officials' shooting down  the doomed band. Can such things  be? Surely it is a mistake. These  things are common enough iu Armenia  or China, but in America surely not.  However as Arteiuus Ward would  have said "They is." The Christians  are a band of outlaws well known in  the region round about Oklahoma.  They have recently killed the City  Marshall and committed various other  crimes. The gang is now surrounded  hy U. S. marshal is and other officials  who pick them olt'as they can.   It "is  Notice of Application for Timber Lease:  I HEREBY give notice that I mean to apply  to the Chief Commissioner of. Lands and  Works for a lease of nine hundred and sixty  acres o������ limber land, more or less.  The land in question is situated along Crawford Creek,about eleven miles from tho head  of;urawford Bay, and may be described as  (.flows; - .  Commencing at a post situated on the right  bank of Crawford ��������� Creek about eleven miles  from its mouth and also about one mile east of  thc N. AV. corner of T. G. Procter's claim,  thence east 1G0 chains, thence north SO chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence south 40 chains to  the point of commencement, and containing  900 acres, more or less. ' -  A, C. HOUGHTON.  Balfour, July 17th, 1S95. (1(53, 27, 7, 5)  Notice of Application tor Timber Lease..  I 'HEREBY give notioe that I mean to apply  to the Chief Commissioner of Lands" and  Works for a lease of nine hundred and sixty  acres of timber lands, moro or less.  The land in question is situated along Crawford Creek, about twelve and one half miles  from tbe head  of Crawford  Bay, adjoining  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC R, R.  R  N %r  S  'Pullman  Sleeping Gars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  . Sleeping Cars.  TO  /ST. PAUL  MIKM-.trOLIS  IMILI5TII  FAKi-O  <'KAXI>   FORKS  .KOMKSTON  .m\ii-i'������  IE ELENA mill  yBITTB   .  JESSOP'S  STEEL  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  MIIC.M'O  WABIIIM'TON  rillI;AI������|-|J-|IIA  XKM  VOKK  lllfoTOX mill all  I'ulnl* F'nst,  Went iiikI South.  #<  For information, time cards, maps and tickets,  call on or write  Y H.  G. STIMMEL,  '"    T. P. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  F. IX  GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  or  A.D.  CHARLTON,  Asst. Geul. Pass. Agent, Portland. Oregon.  THE BEST MINING  STEEL IN THE WORLD.  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. m.  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday. Wednesday Thur. da-rand Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m.  Close connection 13 thus made between Lake  points and all outgoing and incoming trains of  tho C. P. R. at Nelson.  limber limit staked by A. Oi Houghton and  may be described as follows :  Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of said limit, about twelve and one t  half miles from Crawford.Bay and about six i The steamer is newly equipped in every par-  hundred feet north of Crawford Creek, thence"i ticular, is lit throughout, by electricity, and  east 1(50 chains, thence north 80 chain'-, thence 1 contains bathroom and ali modern conveniences  west 8U chains, thence south 40 chains, thenr-e ' for the comfort of passengers.  west SO chains, thence south 10 chains, more or:             , ,    ,      '.    .       _.   ,   ,-._  ,,  less, to the point of commencement, containing'    The above schedule is m ellect lGth May,  SWOaeres, be the same more or less.    ' 1895. subject to change.  [Signed] D. II. IRVINE.    ' JAS. WAUGH, GEO. F. HAY WARD  Balfour 17lh July, 18U_. (1(51, 27, 7, 5) j pur.cr.      131 Mueter.  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., Lo.  "VIOTOBIA,   _B.   O.  nt  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour on the Kootenay Outlet,  is open for the reception of Visitors.  Best Fishing on the River,  Lawn Teitnis Grounds,  Sail and Rowing Boats.  Especially Suitable }br Picnic Parties.  By means of moveable partitions, a large part  ofthe Hotel can be made into a Ball Room on the  shortest notice.  Prices Moderate.  148  PROCTOR, BUSK <_���������*��������� WEST,  Proprietors.  Williams ������ Dawson  UND SURVEYORS & .CIVIL ENGINEERS  619 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.  SYDNEY WILLIAMS, P. L. S., Qualified Member ok Surveyors Ins  tution, London, (1884 and 83.)  BARKERVILLE,  CARIBOO,  33-  C.  Will be pleased to undertake commissions for English or other Arms.  CLOSING OUT SALE.  After the First of September, I shall offer at my  New Premises  OPPOSITE THE MADDEN HOUSE.  My Entire Stock of Jewellery, at Price Away Below Cost.  :re_?___i_=_i_s.<3- ___  S_?__3CI_A,I_,T^-.  CHAS. JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker and Jeweller  ��������� mo L ���������  '   pA|i.WA-  SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  _^        ROUTE  "Seattle���������Victoriar  To<  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Pacific Coast Points, St.  Paul  Chicago and  "��������� Points Beyond - -  Modern Equipment. K-ick-ltiillust l.oiulucal  .-ltr;icllvc tonrM via IHiliilh nii'l llie ('rent  Liikex In r������iiiiccIIoii Willi cvcliLslvcly  I>iisMCiig<T bonis -i.Xorilierii S..S. Co.  Direct Connection, via .Nelson .1- Fort .-.hep*  pnnl Risllway, lit _|iokune; mill vln  C. A K. S. .%'. <:. ut Itonner'..   terry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information call on .ticenlN I.'. ���������_ K. *, .Vnv. Co., N.  A ������*. S. By., or  <:. li. lM.xon. f'en. Aeonl, Spoknne, Wimli.  I'. I. Whitney,!'. .V 1'T. A., St. I'niil. Ml   F. T. Abbott, TrnvlliiK Freight A .'uKHeif  iter Agent, (ipokaue, Wanh.   -  Uniou Steamship Co It'll  rlKAD OFFICE AND WHARF:  XAlfCOUVEE,  _3.   O.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAT. GO.  (limited)  TIME OABO No. 7.  In Effect tloiHlay, April '-���������(���������III, I8fs.  KEVELSTOKE BOIiTF.-Sleanier "I.ytto_. .  Leaves Itcvelsioke, southbound," Tuesday*  and _ ndays at 1 a. rn. for all points in West  kootenay and the .oulli.  Leaven Kobson, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 p. in. for all point* east und  west via the C. P. It.  .NOKTIII-OIIT BOI'TF..-Stearner "lytto_."  Leaves Northport, northbound, Wednesday,  and Saturdays at 1 p. 111.  Leaves Hobson, southbound, Tuesdays 'and  i ndays ut 6 j). in.  Stages run in connection with stearrier from  Irail Creek Landing to Rossland.  K.t_ I.O ROIiTE.���������--Steamer HMnon."  Leaves Nelson for ICaslo. TuoKdnyH at 5..10 p.  m., Wednesdays nt t p. in., Thursdays at5..'i0ii,  111., Saturdays at. .V.'W p. 111. Coiiiiuctini; on  Tuesdays, Tlmrsdiiys nnd Saturdays with N.  & i\ S. Ky. for Kaslo and J_ike polntH.  Leaves Kaslo for"Nelson, Mondays at 4 a. ni���������  Wednesdays at 4 a. in., Thursdays at 8n. ni.,  _'ridays nl I a. in. Connecting on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Friday, with X. & >\ S, Ky.  for Spokane.  Close connect ions witli Columbia te Kootenay  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  VANCOUVER TO XAXAIMO.-S.S."Cutch"  leaves C. P. 11. Wharf daily'Sundays excepted)  at. 1:15 p.m. Cargo at Union S.S. Co.'s wharf  until 11 a. in.    .  NANAIMO TO VANCOUVKK.���������S.S."Cutch"  'oaves daily (Monday excepted) at 8 a.m.  Taneouver and .Vorlliern ..elllenieiit.s.  S.S. Comox leaves U. S.S. Wharf every Monday at 11 a.m., for Port Neville, calling at all  way ports, returning Wednesday, and on  Thursday, at 11 a.m. for all points as far as  Shoal Kay, returning Saturday. Cargo at Company's Wharf until I) a.m.  .IJ'M'I'VVILLE   FEK-tY.  Leave Moody ville���������7, 9, 11:15 a. in., 2:30, 1:30  p.m."  Leave Vancouver���������8, 10:15 a.m.. 1:15, 3:30, 5:30  p.m.  j    __rStcamers and Scows always available for  j Excursion, Towing and Freighting liu'-iness.  I Storage Accommodation on" Co.'s Wharf.  |'|       "IV. r. TOI'ri.VC. ���������Hnnajter.  Telephone 91. P. O. Kox 771.  ira.N.VKIt'S FERRY KOIiTE.-Str.  *1.elMn ."  Leaves Nelson for Uonncr's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at 8.00 a. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Uonncr's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at I a. m  Leaves Bonn*  Ainsworth and  days at 2 a. ni.  Coi-necls with.cast and westbound trains on  the Ureat Northern Kail way.  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Nelson,  id Kaslo on Tuesdays and Satur-.  The right is reserved to change this schedulo  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc., apply at Coiopanv's-  ofnee, Nelson.  T. Allan,  - Secretary.  J. W. Thou���������>.  Manager.  -To-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND  OTHERS  -THK   NEW,    FAST-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Cnn be UIIAKTEKED by day or *-veek  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent  troiiRh the pursers ofJ tbe steamboats  Nelson or Airiswortb, 0i**ith whom, arrangements canbe made, or by mail ori  telegraph to C. \V. Busk, Balfour, -will  receive prompt attention. (19)  1 -.i:  ri.  IM  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATRUDAY, AUGUST 31, i8q������>. (  ie_  _i^������&i  ov  \enda������_  X il\  I*  ���������*���������*-  ew  ,^"  rpfem'ftVf?  SUN  MON  TUt  WED  THI.  FRI  SAT  1  2  3  4*  5  6  T  8  S>  10  li  12  13  H-  15  16  IT  18  19  20  21  22  23  2<*r  25  26  27  2fi  29  30  02  C$3  5������  ���������ip  ���������32?  MIN-NCi. AtiE.NTS.  M. I. M. E.  31.1. M. & M.  B.C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  .MlXI.Vt; E\<'I!*EEIC,  .YIETAMLIJ-U'IST  Ai\������  ASS.ll'EK,  638 GRANVILLE ST ,  "V-A.JSTOOT_r^7-_II_=.       =       _3_ o.  J. E BROWNLEE  MINING BROKEE.    ���������?  NOTICE.  8ti  .VICTORIA, B. C,  "XT-^'W013 is hereby given that the tindcr-  .l^l mentioned respective amounts will bo  paid as bounty for the head of every panther.  or wolf coyote killed in a settled district of thc  Province on the certilicate of a Justice of tho  Peace thatsuch animal was killed in a settlement, and thaUhe head was produced to and  destroyed by him, namely :���������  For each panther,- seven dollars and fifty  cents (87,50).  For each wolf, two dollars ($2.00).  For each coyote, one dollar (������1.00).  By Command.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  (26)   ., 22nd August, 180..  MESSRS. LETHBRIDGE& HORNE  Have been appointed Agents for The  Miner at Vancouver and are authorized to make contracts for advertisements, to give receipts for accounts  due and generally to do business on  account of  THE   MINEK  P*_1*TI.\���������' A FEB. C������>. I'D.  NOTICE;  Any person or persons found removing cord  wood from the Timber Limits owned by the  Nelson Sawmill Company, Ld. will be prose  cuted.  Nelson, Aug, 31, 1895.  W. N,  ROLFE,  Manager.  (107)  WANTED  EMPLOYMENT    BY   A   YOUNG  MAX  Considerable oflice   experience.   Slight  knowledge of drafting.   Good References. Not  particular as to kind of work. Address,  L. E. AV., care The Miner.  (178)  (LATE -_rXTII-.LS.)  HUNTING OR SHOOTING  On   these   lands    is  FORBIDDEN,    under  British Columbia Game Laws (Section 25.)  (188) C. "W. BUSK.  Notice of Application for Timber Lease.  I HEREBY give notice that I mean to apply-  to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for a lease of nine hundred and sixty-  acres of timber land, more or less.  The land in Question is situated about the  junction of tlie Hooker and Crawford Creeks,  about ten miles from the head of Crawford Bay  and may be described as follows:  Commencing at a post planted about one  thousand feet north of the junction of Crawford and Hooker Creeks, and about ten miles  from the mouth of Crawford Creek, thence  60Uth UO chains, thence east 100 chains, thence  north 60 chains, thence west 1G0 chains, more or  less, to the point of commencement, containing  160 acres, nioreov less.     ,_ ,_,  pRO(JTER_  Balfour, 17th July, 1895. (105,27, 7, o]  TAKE NOTICE  That John Elliott, as agent for D. M. Drum-  hellcr, has filed the necessary papers and mad-  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 file their pb  jections within 00 dayslfrom the date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, July 18, 1895.   (102 20, 7,5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that Edmond Haney has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Legal Tender" situated in the lrail  Creek Mining Division of the District of Vt est  Kootenay. . .   .,    ,,   .  Adverse claimants, if any, must, llie then  objections with me within 00 days from the  date of this publication in tlie British Columbia  Gazette. ..   FITZSTUBBS,  -Govern mcnt-Agcnt.-  [177-.'i,8,o]  T.    H.    CALL AND  HIMM' ltKOKEK anil  HEAL ESTATE AGENT.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVEB, B. 0.  Correspondence Solicited.        121  NOTICE.  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given, under  authority of the provisions of the "Land  Act Amendment Act, 1895," that all arrears  upon the pre-emptions or purchases outstanding  on the 21st day of February, 1895, arc payable  in five equal annual instalments, together with  interest on the unpaid balance at the rato of 6  per cent, per annum. The first instalment,  together with interest from the 21st day of  February, 1895, is due and must he paid on or  before thc 31st of December, 1895. In default  of such payment inuii.diato steps will be  taken'for the cancellation of any records or  agreements concerning such lands.  W. S. GORE,  Deputy Comniifiioncr of Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department,  FOR  SPECIAL  30 DAYS  SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00.  Victoria, B.C., August 8, 1895.  (191)  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  1N.SVKAKCE nnd ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION AtiEXT.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON. B. C.  F.PELLEFMITO.......  [Memb. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.J  VAInTCOTJVEE,    33.   C���������  Assays, Mill Tests und Analyses.  Samples treuleil from  1 pound to 1 tonln welgiit.  For particulars apply to E. A.POWYS & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samples  (182)  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existi-gMining location.  NEW DENVER. B. C  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Are Prepared to lutroiluvvIMInlnff Propositions from tltc Kooteuay lo  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPITALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners in the B. C. Mininig  Centres.  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance [Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. [___)  _,  TABLE  Showing the Dales anil IMacr* of Courts of  of Assize, Msl I'rlns, Oyer nnd Terminer, ami I'eneral tinol Delivery for the  1'ciir 189...  FALL ASSIZES. 0  Clinton Thursday.2(ith September  Ilichflcld "Monday.. .30th September  Kamloops Monday 7th October  Vernon  Monday llth October  Lytton Friday llth October  New Westminster... Wednesday .(ith November  Vancouver Monday...llth November  Victoria Tuesday.. .lilth November  Nanaimo Tuesday. ..2(lth November  ���������Special Assize. 117  NOTIOE.  ACOUKT OF ASSIZE and Nisi Prlus, and  of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol  Delivery will be held under the provisions of  the "Supremo Court Act," as amended by the  "Supreme Court Amendment Act, 18!H,"attho  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 26th day of September,  1895.  By ommand,  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office, ____,  August 22 1895. [1951  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP.  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP.   A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE' $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.      no  Southern Division, District of  West Kootenay  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS.  Dated Nelson, Aug. 1,18115.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant  rp AKE Notice that John Elliot as Agent for.  I Samuel Stonge and Alfred Cabana has  riled the necessary papers and nnidc application  for a Crown Grail in favour of the mineral  claim Monte Cristo situated in the Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenay. ;  Adverse claimants, if any must file their objections with mc within CO days from  thc date  of this publication  in  the Hritisli  Columbia  -Gazette.  Dated at Nelson; B. C, Aug. 1st 1895.  N. FITZSTURRS,  (171-3.8.5.) Government Agent.  I  B3=iO___:_3_=iS,  Mining and Sharebrokers  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in  Mining and Industrial Stocks" and Shares'  KKAl    KSTATE    A fit*    LOANS.  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in  -*-*^ accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax and all  taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act" ate now due 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 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 20th, 18P5 78  SIMPSON a CO.  Successors to  nonal Commission Go  Have Pur .hnscd T. K. Hurry'*  Entire Crop of Potatoes,  Amounting to 500 Sacks  And Will Sell Them nt  $20 PER  TON.  t Local I  nsr-BXiSonsr. b. o.  CUNMGHAI   &  HlFJM,  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.  H(������,i  GILKER $ WELLS.  imioirie ustiew goods.  SUITS  PANTS  (52)  SIMPSON A CO., Proprl-lor*.  SHERIFF'S SALE.  NOTICE OF SALE BY SHERIFF.  In the Supkeme Court of Biirrrsir Columbia  Between  J. Fred. Hume & Co Plaintiffs  and  The Cottonwood Gold Mining  Company, Limited, Foreign Defendants.  IN obedience to a writ of of Fieri Fncias issued  out of the above Court, to me dircetcd in the  above suit for the sum of J_������i.U, debt, and  costs, tog-ether with interest on the same besides sheriff's fees, poundage, and other expenses  of this execution, I have seized and will oiler  for sale bv Public Auction, at the front of the  Court House, Nelson, Ii. C, on Monday, the loth  day* of July, 1895, at 12 o'clock, noon, all the  right, title und interest of the above Defendants in the lands described below or sufficient  thereof to satisfy tho Judgment, debt and costs  in this action. ;.  C S_E_S.C_-__3S, \  1      CHEVOITS,      I  [       TWEEDS.        J  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  SPECIALTOTHE T_R_A._D_E_  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,  turers  of Al!  Classes of Machinery.  Marine Work a Specialty.  and Manufac-  Sawmill  and  SOLI*   /IfAMIFACTIHH-BS  OF  THK  'Fire  Insurance   Policy  Acl,   1893."   As  Amended by  the "Fire  Insurance  , Policy Amendment Ad, 1895."  _  Provincial Land Surveyors.  KELSON  140  Oi-kick:  AND   ROSSLAND, B. C  McFarland & Mahon,  VANCOUVER.  .(107)  .^|^^TTCE__!hOPeby_gi.ven_that-His-Hobour-  '-^1 the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed the commencement of "An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from thc 1st day of August,  1895, until the 1st day of October, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  30th July, 1895.        ' (97)  BOARD  bJ_  __;  _H  2  _  ._> o  ou  XI  ?o  B  ___o   '._> -  S.    2  ���������a���������-. ���������  o  _! 8  a  -=_!  ���������2_?  _"*���������.  u P.  OS  -r*H            ^-  8     _*  ������.1 w^  ���������s -  5*  ,..2������-i  ' 5o  c  o  o  _J5   c������  on     a 3  .,.'  a a    o^  a     O  S  TS  ������*  S-'  ���������'  15  8  _a  <5    -  O  ���������** ts  7_s  i-I  v.  ���������  C  '     -is  O  - *E  ir.  -J-*-*!  >   ', _ _- o ������  ^/-.  14,   _  J.  _������J  ���������a  s  0  IS  HORTICULTURE.  Spokane Falls 6l  Northern R'y.  W. F. MCCULLOCH,  (lace Axftiiycr lo I'rovlncliil <;oviTiinienl.)  ASSAT    OFFICE.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to SjoMb, m  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spokane  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and "Nelson.  ��������� Leave 8.12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  NELSON  B.  (193)  c.  E-.A- POWYS & CO.  _sr__3i_so_sr- b. o.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Real Estate,- Commission and  Mining Machinery Agents.  A Itcgistcr kept with full particulars of Claims,  SALES NEGOTIATED.  TIIK ATTENTION' of the Public is hereby  directed io the provisions of llie Kulcs  antl Hegulnlions uf (lie /lo 'I'd, whlrli require  shipments or' r'niit und mirnury siuek entering  the i'revince to bo delivered at ,a Quarantine  Station for inspection, mid without which it is  illcRal to dispose of.such fruit or nursery Mtock.  Importers may, however, if I hey desire it,  have the inspection done at other points, provided the}* pay all the attendant expenses.  Nelson is the Quarantine Station for West  Kootenny and George it. G. O'Dri.colI, Esq., is  Quarantine Officer.  JAMKS R. ANDKKSON,  Member Board of Horticulture, Secretary.  Office of the Board of Horticulture, "^  Department of Agriculture, !���������  "  24 July, 1895, Victoria, li. C.     j      (172)  _  co-.  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0, Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing; ltubbcr Valves, Rubber and Leather  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES\a^m^SIMS8iF0KMBW-  .   Oorner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOUVEB, B. 0.  D. CARTMEL,      J. W. CAMPION,     J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manaerer  SHOOTING 8EASON, 1895.  S. RKDGRAVE,  Sheriff of Kootenay  Trains leave kelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wedxesdat and Fbid__, returning leave Spokane Toespays. Tiidbsdays  and Saxubdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson *with all  Kootenay Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connectatMarcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays a.-d  Fridays. ^-*?  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport with stage Daily.  MINING   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   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc.  Delivered at Victoria on wharf.  Apply to I1EISTEKMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.  (179.  NOTjCE.  A"  SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT  .   of Kootenay will be held at Court House,  Nelson, on "Wednesday, llth   September. 1895,  and at Kaslo on Friday, 13th September, 189..  T. H. GIFFIN,  (170) Registrar of thc Court  Land Kkoistky 0*kic_, Victoiua,  2litli dav of April, 1895, 11:20 o'clock, a. m.  I hereby certify that the following are the only judgments registered in this Ollice nguiii.l  the real estate of the Cottonwood Gold Mining  Company, Limited (Foreign), viz: l*>th Man-h,  18!)I, Judgment of the County Court of Kootenay obtained 2iith April, 18'A by J. Fred Ijuine  & Co., against the Cottonwood Gold Mimng  Company, Limited .Foreign), for W7i.������ debt  and costs. Registered under thc number 236 on  the 19th March, 1894. ;, , ���������    _,_.������������������,���������  * 3rd October, 1891, Judgment of the Supreme  Court of British Columbia, obtained the 4th  June, 1894, by J. Fred Hume & Co. against the  Cottonwood Gold-Mining Company, Limited  (Foreign). for$43(U4debtand costs. Registered  under the number 412 on the oth October, 1894.  S. Y. VVOOTTON,  .Deputy Registrar General.  F. M. McLeod.Esq.  "    BalTiSter' &C' NClSl-REDGRAVE,  Sheriff of Kootenay.  _^._D_ro"tr_=i_sr_vr_3_srT.  The above sale is adjourned until Monday,  2nd of September next, at the same time and  place' S. REDGRAVE, Sheriff.  Ui per*W. P. K.  seal]  niy  My Fall Goods are now' arriving and  Stock in a few days will bejcomplote.  Every Novelty of the Season, including the  "Lee Metford" Army Rifle, Eley's "Pegamoid". Paper Shells, and the "Winchester  Kitto Model, 1894."  Shot Guns from the factory of W. II.Tis-  dali, W.W. Greener, J. P. Clabrough & Bro.  and W. .Richards.  Trappers' Supplies.  Catalogue Just Out.  CHAS. E. TISDALL  . <i������)  VANCOUVER.  BAKER CRAWFORD&CO  ���������     COMMISSION MEKCIIAIVTS, IMPOftTEKS AXD SHIPl'IM* Ai'E.VTS.  0  PROVINCIAL   SKCRETARY'S OFFICE.  HIS    HONOUR,     THE    LIEUTENANT  Governor, has been pleased to appoint:  April 2,1895.  Charles S. Rashdall. of the town of New  Denver, Esquire, to |be a Justice of thc Peace  ���������within and for the West Kootenay Electoral  District. 113*1  SAN lEANOISOO, 0AL.  A  SPEt'IAlTl'.  MINING  MACHINERY*  ANY DESCRIPTION OF GOODS IMPORTED TO ORDER.  Write for quotations in Steel, Iron, Metals, Coal, Coke,  Fire Bricks, Fire Clay, Cement, Ore Bags, Quicksilver.  IMPORTERS  OF   WINES  AND   LIQUORS  Agents for Pabsts' Milwaukee Beer, ll  Andrew Usher & Co.'s "OVG" Old Vatted Glenlivet Scotch Whiskies,  '-'        John Jameson & Co.'s Old Irish Whiskies, Bass & Co.'s Ale,  Guinness  & Co.'s  Stout,  Ihliers  & Bell  Bottling.  Begular line of .Sailing Vessels from Liverpool, tonilon iiml ������Insgow * *  ;������ ^        .        * "* to Taiicouvcr and Victoria-"  ITPViTl fl A TT TITfl ��������� {"CA:SDIDA" from .LiverP������o1. August isth.  JNIjAI  U AlJjiJN Lt������   ("CELTIC QUEEN, from Liverpool, October loth.  BAKER, CRAWF0BD &  CO.,  a  VANCOUVER  B.C.  181  /'������������������I

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