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Array T.r**  9  ',  ���������I1!!'  ft  V  *m^.  THE MINES IN ZOOTENAY?AEE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  .   AMERICA.  THE OSES ARE HIGH-GBADEH  GOLD, SILVER, COPPER  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 272.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Novemher 2,  1895.  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOKK.  ��������� Oct.���������  2!)  30       31  Nov. 1  Silver..  Lead...  ..liii! .  ...:tio  ,r.s 07. <i73  ..310 ...31;*) .. 31.)  COl'Ptilt.  Liverpool, Oct. /<_., rSoj.  Tlie market for good merchantable Copper  has been rather irregular during Lho past fortnight and only a small business has l.uun done.  From ������16 8s art on tlio 1st inst., llie jirioc of  cash Copper gi-i-duall}- improved to ������47 (is 3d  on tho 4l.h inst., but, owing to large sales, il fell  rapidly to i'M 7s(id on the llth, and on lhe 10th  it declined fnrllier to ..lli is 3d, and tin; closing  prices today aro ������40 Is 3d cash, and f l.i Ss '.Id, 3  months. The chief reason for the break in the  market is undoubtedly the unsettled state of  lhe Slock tOxchanj-e, combined with the uncertainty of the Iron and other Metal markets.  James Lewis & Sons Circular.  yici'suy-.J Crump, north fork Salmon river.  *>Vo..|.Derby-\V ]. Dugan, do,  Ajiei .loon���������Jl IT Hoi-rocks, near n fork Salmon  Waneta���������A Jl Shaw, do.  KASLO.  October 22���������  Spirit���������-\\r II Cordon, Goat creek.  Mastodon���������\V II Adams, Jackson crock.  biinday���������[. v Holland, relocation of .Minora,  west side of kootenny.  C'ariboo-A C Jiuznetti, on south fork Kaslo R  October 2J���������  IlluoGrouse���������Jas Grunt, Goat creek.  ���������Alniii���������K I. Shea on Lyle creek.  Com���������I C Isaacs, Spring'creek,  ���������silver ICing-Casazva & Brown, Bear creek.  October 21-  Wliitnker���������"Wliitukcr,  on Johnson basin.  Moders   and   Lynch,  THE WEATHER.  The splendid spell of line weather which has  lasted for over a month seems lo have broken  up, yesterday being overcast wiih a slight  sprinkling of snow on the higher ranges. The  lowest thermometer readings for thc week ending Friday, Nov. 1, were as follows:  Oct. 27 '. 25������  "     28 27������  "     2!l ��������� 28������  "     30 '-5������  31 ��������� 27������  1 ��������� 38������  These readings arc taken at !) a. in. and consequently represent the lowest temperature  during the preceding night.  OKK SHU'MKNTS.  Nov.  TONS  August���������Skyline to Pilot Bay  200  September���������   "                "   225  October���������        "                 "   310  Angust~No. 1 to              "   75  September���������No. 1 to          "   70  October���������No.   1 lo             "   30  "    ���������Morning Star to '.   7  VIA   NOtm-ORT.  Oct 23-21-Le Roi to Butte     135  ���������'��������� 25���������War Eagle to Helena      15  Total  1067  Total Slilpmeiil* Since Juue, 1805.  TONS  Nelson        214i  Ainsworth    1107  Trail Creek (gold ore) ll;o.ii������  Slocan via Nakusp  15,33V  Slocan via Kaslo          3i\  14,420  BULLION SHIPMENTS.  ..   Already reported since June. 1C95  1410  Oct. 20���������Pilot Bay to Aurora, 111  ii)  "   2!������-          ���������'                      "             40  "   31���������          "                      "             20  Total    1510  LOCAL   NEWS.  MINING TltANSFEKS.  NELSON  October 28���������  Golden Eagle  i, $250.  Kich Uncle���������G 11  i.8l.  Kich Unclc-G H Andrews to R F Perry,!, ������1  Rich Uncle���������G 11 Andrews to George Tripp,  i.*l.  -M Claive to W F McCulloch  Andrews to "W". II Beggs,  ROSSLAND.  Sam Morris to   Neill  nnd Neil Stewart  October 23���������    ,. "  Black   Ilawit  No.  Stuart, i, SI,  Boston Bill���������J 1^ Petersen  to Frank McDonald, J, ������1.  ~   Viola No 2���������James Longsley to Joseph Fero,  LSI.  October 24���������  Monday. *>. and all in Tuesday���������N A McKenzie, H. F. Mo Loan and A T Blackwood to JSlie  Firefly, _,   and all   in Wednesday���������Eli  ha  -Valley to N  A  McKenzie, A F McLean, A.  Blackwood, 91.  October 25��������� ���������������������������  Red Ore���������C \V Eriekson to Hiram R Smith,  "o'encva���������J L Petersen to Neil Stuart, i, $1.  Plic-iiix���������Jas Cronan to Phienix Gold Mining  Company, $5,0^3.  October 2ti���������  _. Rome���������Antony Guidotti to Krminia Guidotti  Idaho Fractions'  -D A Fraser to Wm Kellcm,  Iron Chief, J, and Cumberland���������John Kraff  to E M Kiniiear, $1.  October 28��������� *���������  ��������� Cashier and Teller���������C AV Ericson   to E M  Kinncar, $1. ' ��������� ���������  Victor, Lucky Queen, A\ lute Swan, Crown  Point, Hidden Treasure, St Mary, San Juan  and Oxford���������C11 Williamson to L> W llliaiuson  ������ Atwood 1-0, and Sam Hayes _���������C W Cluett to  Frank W Hunt, $1.  Green Mountain���������Jos Brown and F. Frank  to Luke Switzer. all, 850.). ,      ..   ,  April Fool���������W S ICnslow to John Decker and  Alex HamUeld, '. $1.  October 29���������  ' Lost Horse  No  1���������Chris Robertson to   R A  Williams and H McCutcheon, all, $1.  Old Kcntuck���������S K Thomson to Frank \\ at-  son,$l-  . October 30���������  Abe Lincoln No. I���������H W Jackson to Frank  Guso, all. $5CD. ^ ���������       ,  ,   ���������_���������  Miss Picklc-H P Toronto to D Stussi, J. $200  KASLO.  October 21���������  Sister Molly���������M J Walsh to Geo M Gordon,*  i, ?1.   ���������  Same to Edward Baum.  October 22��������� *     .  ��������� Orange Blossoms���������Goo Eaves to Geo Whiteside, J, $1,  October 23���������  Lucilla���������Chas W Williams to Lane C Gilliam  4 81.  Princess Marie���������Archibald Kennedy to Lane  C Gilliam, i, *1. ' , ������������������.,  Queen Mary���������Win Griiliths to Lane C Gil-  -' 11am, ', $1.  October 24���������  Republic���������Beatrice Proctor to T G Proctor.  Rcpubli., Commonwealth and Sultan���������T G  Proctor to W S Drewry, i, $500.   __���������,_,,  Blue J ay���������Patrick O'Brien to B Bowles. 1-b  $500. *'  October 25���������  . Harbor���������E S Tate to C T Porter, 3, SL  Iron Mountain���������Ellen Bongard to Alf Cam-  "i.o'n Jloimtain���������A Cameron to IN Black, .,$1  NEW   LOCATION'S.     -     -  At a sheriffs sale on Thursday SCO  cords of wood lying at Pilot Bay were  sold for -10 cents a cord.  The sale by auction of certain mining  interests in the estate of the late John  Dolan takes place on Wednesday next.  The second annual meeting of the  Nelson Hydraulic Mining Company  is to he held at, the company's office  on Monday next.  A new paper has reached us from  Victoria entitled the British Pacific  Gazette. It is devoted to "The British  Flag and British Principles."  In a few days the depot on the hill  will be no more and we shall have to  go out tri Bogus Town when we want  to go to Spokane.  Geo. McL. Brown, district passenger  agent, of the C. P. R. came in from  Rossland on Thursday evening, accompanied by H. E. Macdonell, the local  f. eight and passenger agent, who has  been away in Eastern Kootenay.  It is possible that many people arc  not aware that It. Reisterer.of the Nelson brewery, is turning out, a mosl  excellent brown stout, but it is not  possible that any one tasting it will  not want another glass.  It is reported that the charge for  treatment at the Pilot Bay Smelter  has been considerably reduced and in  consequence a good deal more ore is  ottered. This will be a great boon to  many owners of tlie smaller and lower  grade claims.  Nelson has Been visited by several  important railway men during the  past week. Messrs. Abbott. Marpole,  Cambie and Duchesney of the C. P. R.  were here, and Messrs. Shelby and  Dixon of the Great Northern. Mr.  Austin Corbin, jr., and Mr. Roberts, of  the N. & F. S. came in on Tuesday to  inspect their new line.  Very large congregations assembled  in the English, church last Sunday,  both morning and evening, the occas-  sion being the .Harvest Festival. His-  Lordship tlie Bishop of New West-'  minster preached ab both services.  The church was very prettily  decorated.  Mr. W, S. Drewry and his party  finished their season's work last week.  They were not stopped this year by  bad weather, but were cut off at the  very best part of t he season by the  exhaustion of the vote. It is to be  hoped that the survey oflice will give  the public some idea "of what is being  done this year. Mr. Drewry left for  l he Coast on Monday via Spokane and  Seattle.  The Hall Mines and its works have  absorbed all the available teams in the  place. A short time ago there was a  dearth of firewood. Now there is  plenty���������on the beach���������bnt there are  .no_teams���������to_haul_-ib���������up-to���������the-town  where the shivering and tireless inhabitants stand gazing at it, and offering  up earnest prayers to Billy Wilson to  spare one team at least to attend to  their wants.  Mr. J. Fiudlay. the local agent of the  B. C. Iron Works of Vancouver, has  sold to the Nelson Electric Light Co. a  pelton wheel and all the necessary  shafting and belting for driving the  dynamos. Posts for carrying the wires  into every street of the town are being  put wp, and it is to be hoped that by  Christmas the good people of Nelson  will not.have to take lanterns with  them when they go out aftor dark.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NELSON.  Late last night a rich discovery was  reported from Seven Mile Creek about  four miles beyond the Ray of Hope.  No further details ar_ to hand. It is  possible that this may be the same find  as that reported from the head of Yuill  Creek.  Three prospectors following the  South Slocan Mineral Bell up  Lemon Creek traced it over the divide  and located three claims on the head  waters of a stream flowing eastwards  into the Kootenay Like or Outlet.  The claims are the Swiss, Highland  Chief, and Berne located respectively  by Charles Faas, VV. K. Richmond and  Max Heckennan. The stream they  struck on crossing the divide was one  of the sources of Yuill Creek. The ore  in these claims is said to be free milling gold quartz. From the summit of  the divide the Silver King Tramway  line was visible.  The tramway from the'Silver King  mini* is expected to commence regular  work today. The contractors have to  keep it in order for 00 days when it is  handed over to the Company. The ore  bins will be sufficiently advanced by  t.o day to receive ore. They are not  const! ucied to shoot the ore out into  the trucks as is usually the case but it  will have to be shoveled up presumably by hand. The rest of the works  are rapidly proceeding. An excellent  site for the stack has been found on a  solid granite bluff a little above the  works and this is now being cleared  and levelled; 250,000 bricks have been  purchased in Colville aud are now arriving by every train, and 50,000 have  also been obtained on the spot. Thu  stack when finished will be 130 feet  high. The grading of the railway approach is nearly completed. T\������i'-  trestles have been wailing the arrival  of timber which is now on the spot.  NELSON.  October 2G���������  Old Ironsides���������G H Andrews, et al, Five Mile  Point.  October 28��������� "  California-John Malone, Toad Mountain,  October 29���������  Swiss���������Chas Faas, head of Yuill Creek.  Highland Chief���������VV K Richmond,'do.  Berne���������Max Heckmann, do.  C P R Pilgrim���������Fred Williamson, head of  Anderson creek.  October 80���������  Bella D���������Wm Archer, west side Lost creek".  October 31���������  Valkyrie���������H M Foster and J Cartmel, Five  Mile Foint.  November 1���������  The Nelson Philharmonic Society is  alive again. The committee has decided  to "play Gilbert & Sullivan's popular  operetta "H. M. S.- "Pinafore" which it is  hoped will make its appearance about  January. Although this piece is somewhat  well known in large towns it has never j et  beeu performed in Kootenay and it is  thought that its tuneful melodies and  bright sparkling dialogue will prove a  great attraction.  We clip the following telegram from  a Coast paper : "New York, Oct. 25.���������  Henry M. Stanley, on his return here  from a trip to the Canadian Northwest  said in an..interview today : 'I visited  Lhe mihe_ in the Kootenay country  between the Canadian Pacific line and  the U. S. Boundary. Part of these  miiies are in the U. S. "The gold production is wonderful. I think the mines  will be second only to those in South  Africa.'" We always believed Stanley  to be a -fakir. This proves it. He  never visited the mining country at all.  ���������FLATTERY.  AVe have always been admirers of  the broad mindedness of our contemporary The Province, and now we  have had convincing proof of it. A  friend in Victoria missed the big  "Miner" poster from its commanding  position in the window of Mr. E. M.  Johnson the well known real estate  agent, and on enquiring found that it  had been borrowed by a young gentleman from theProvince as a'model for  such advertisements. We cannot but  be gratified at such sincere flattery  from a paper which is certainly the  best printed of all Ii. C. journals, but  we beg to assure them and our customers generally that remote from the  capital as Tfie Miner oflice is, wear.'  prepared to knock the socks even off  Uns poster if necessary at a  moment's notice.  NKW   DENVER.  M. Heckennan and W. K.Richmond  have just returned from Springer  Creek with samples of quartz containing free gold, taken fiom some locations made by them on the divide  between the Slocan and Kootenay  slopes opposite Nelson. They located  four claims, one on the Slocan slope,  and three on the Kootenay side, ..p-  parently on the head waters of Yuill  Creek, aud ii is by way of that creek  that these claims ana several other-  located on the head waters of Lemon  creek will most easily be reached. An  assay of the rock showed 1*. ounces of  of gold besides a little silver, the exact  figures I cannot obtain as Heckennan  and Faas who had the assay made,  started this morning for tho claims  and took the returns with them.  The Bishop .of New Westminster  passed through here on Wednesday  and held service iu the evening, leaving  next uay for Nakusp. Owing to the  train only leaving Three Forks at 0  p. m. the Bishop was unable to hold  a service at Nakusp as intended.  The train service on the Nakusp &  Slocan It. 11. is very irregular in lime  now owing to the engine* being required on the Sandon extension.  The Kaslo line reached Sandon this  week and .*. ill soon bu in a position to  haul freight.  Henry Mahon come in from Vancouver this week and will stay about  three weeks.  ItOSSLAND.  (From our Special Correspondent.)  ... On Oct. 12th, the Le Roi_.Miuing._._and.  Milling    O'J.     paid    another   dividend  of 5 per cent, on ������500,000 capital.  "Colonel" Wharton has returned from  Spokane and the Cliff and Consolidated  St. Elmo deal that has been so much  talked of is on option (81000) for a short  time, tbe total amount involved being  8225,000. Mr. F. S. Baniatd ho_ds the  option ut that price.  Colonel " AVbarton has started to  build his hotel adjoining the Moutaua  House on the east. "It is to be a large  three story buildiug .Ox-lO.  The owners of the Nickle Plate have at  last been rewarded for their perserver-  ance. They have beeu following a small  stringer of ore down and nowat a depth  of 100 feet have struck a four foot body of  ore, which assays over $100 per ton.  The Robert E. Lee and Maid of Erit.  are still awaiting their machinery, 'the  buildings aro nearly completed. "Their  shaft bas 55 feet of water in it at present  and they have ceased all mining operations until the arrival of the pumps,  compressors, etc. ���������  The Homestake litis a very fine showing now on the" surface, although iu the  shaft and tunnel tbey have not so good  a showing of ore beiug in the one case  slightly to the south of the^lode and in  the tunnel running on the top of their  ore body.  The Iron Horse is improving every  day and the ore still continues to run  well in gold.  Work has been closed down for'the  winter on the" White Elephant group.  Colonol Jenkins leaves very shortly on a  trip to the Coast.  There is some talk of a Denver smelting company building a smelter at the  forks of Trail Creek, which will be most  conveaient for the lower grade mines.  Orehauling over the Northport road  has practically ceased, all th** ore being  now hauled to Trail and stacked there  for the smelter, which is being rapidly-  pushed ahead.  A good ledge has been struck' on4he  Mugwump, a claim adjoining the War  Eagle. .1  The O-K. mill is again running, having  beeu closed down for a short period.  The weather still continues to be perfect and everyone is still pushing work  as far ahead as possible before tne snow  flies.  walk put down from the Kooteuay hotel  across Washington street.  Mr. Barnard has made au offer to the  Homestake Company, which is being  considered by them, and is composed ns  follows: The purchasers (Mr. Barnard)  to pay the original purchase price and  nil expense of developmonfc up to the  present time nnd ������5,000 in cash, in return for which they are to receive 51. per  cent, of the stock.  .MINING N'OTKS.  The Canmore coal is found to be of  such excellent quality for coking purposes that it has been decided to erect  a $150,000 coking plant at Authracite  on the C. P. R.  Messrs. Wilson Bros, (clothiers) of  Victoria have a claim on Copper Island  of!" the West Coast of this Province,  which they are developing. A correspondent who is well acquainted with this  district says that the ore placed side by  side with that from the Le Roi at Trail  Creek defies distinction. It Is to be  hoped that when a considerable quantity  can be got out that the results of a mill  test will be equally satisfactory.  TIIE    WITWATERSRAND   MINES.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sunday, November 3,1895.  Methodist Church, Hume's Hall,  Vernon Street. Services at 11 a. in.  and at 7.30 p. .m. Morning subject:  "King of Kings." Evening subject:  "Impossible, yet Possible." Prayer  meeting Friday evening at 8 o'clock.  Presbyterian Church. Services  at 11 a. m. and 7 p. ni. Sunday School  (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening������t 8  p. in. j  Catholic Church. r Services first  and second Sundays of the month at  Nelson. Mass at 10.30. Ve.pers at 7.i*0.  THE COEUR D'ALENE UNION.  Early in the week alarming rumors  were afloat to the effect that the Miners  Union troubles of last year in the  Coeur d'Alene were about to be repeated. ' It was stated that the men  working in the celebrated Hunter  mine had been threatened with all  sorts of trouble if they did not join the  Union.. Whether these threats were  really made or not does not appear,  but the men at any rate took prompt  steps to def.nd themselves. They'ap  pealed to the Governor of the State  for piotection which heat once accorded tnem. This energetic action seems  somewhat to have paralyzed 'the  Union which, promptly backed down  and Ed. Boyce is going about now as  mild as a cooing dove saying that the  Union intends ouly to ask outside  miners to join and repudiates all  measures of coercion. . This is the proper way to manage these affairs and  will have eyeryones support.  A NEW JOURNAL.  We have received the first copy of  the Trail Creek News, a creditable  publication devoted as it tells us to  the "up-building" of Trail and the  West Kootenay District. Why people  who profess to write in the English  language take the trouble to go out  into the by-ways and hedges and pick  up such words as "up building" we  cannot tell. There are several items  of information new to us, in this latest journalistic addition to thepress of  Kootenay. ��������� We learn with suini,;  s_urprise that_Mr. Mara has become  entitled to the prefix 'Hon.'before his  name. Possibly the editor finding  himself in the Queen's dominions  thinks that everyone has a title. On  the contrary we can assure him that  on this side we do not even use the  "Esqr." with which we suppose it is  necessary to distinguish , "a leading  lawyer of eastern Washington". Our  good friend Mr. Bowes will be hardly  recognized at first under his | honetic  appellation of Boze, and the manly  bosom of Mr. Kirkup will, no doubt  swell with pride at finding himself  Recorder of West Kootenay. \W  only hope that his salary will be increased commensurately with thu increased size of his job.  TIIE PROVINCIAL MINERALOGIST.  Columbia Avenue is being gradt d in a  few places, the hole in front of the post  oflice is being filled up and a 12-foot side-  Mr Carlyle comes to British Columbia as Provincial Mineralogist with  great recommendations. After a four  years training and experience as a  Mining Engineer, Mr. Carlyle, in 1SS7,  graduated from theMcGill University  in Montreal, gaining the British Association of Science Gold. Medal for  proficiency in engineering subjects,  and also First Class Honors from Sir  William Dawson in Natural Sciences,  viz : Geology, Mineralogy, Chemistry,  and Photography. He was afterwards  engaged for two seasons of five  months each on the government Geological Survey of the Laurentian mountains. He afterwards became. Mining  Engineer for Mr. D. R. E. Brown,  Aspen, a Colorado, one of the largest  and most successful mining operators  in that State, and while there he was  constantly engaged in - the various  operations of mine engineering, mine  examinations, surveying and law-suit  work in the largest mines of that  famous camp. Since then he has been  connected with various works all connected with mining in different parts  of America. In order to take up his  position here Mr. Carlyle is lesigning  the post of Professor and Lecturer of  Mining and Metallurgy at McGill  University. Hisduty will"be to examine into and report upon all the  mines and mining regions of British  Columbia. Hi? reports, which will be  available to the public, will naturally  carry great weight with the intending  investor, and his position will be a  most responsible one Mr. Carlyle  certainly deserves a warm welcome  and the greatest assistance in carrying  out his work which is of the first importance to the mining interests of  B. C.  (From Jirndstrect's.)  No doubt exints about the familiarity  of the ancients and Orieutnls with the  auriferous wealth of Africa. One of the  results of the early Portuguese explorations of its const was to re-establish the  fact that it was a gold producer. It was,  however, reserved for the English aud  Dutch of the Cape to show, in the last  decide, that the Dark Continent was  capable of surpassing California nnd  Australia. Up to that time scattered  gold workings, especially in the Cape and  the Boer republics, had emphasized the  wonderful latent mineral possibilities  suggested by discoveries of coal, copper  and other minerals, and above all by the  great diamond mines of Kimberly.  It was about 188-6 that the name of  Witwatersrand became known to the  European world as that of a district in  one of the South African states, peopled  by tbe Dutch of the Gape settlements,  where some remarkable gold workings  had been developed. For some years, in  spite of the fact that the gold output of  South Africa increased steadily, aud that  this portion of the Trausvanl was credited  with the larger portion of the gain, there  was skepticism as to the permanency and  ultimately profitable character of the  new ' diggings." Several years of exploration, of partial failures aud uphill work,  ensued, but nevertheless the productiveness of the fields was evident, while they  attracted not only a swarm of experienced  American and Australian miners but  gave employment to increasing amounts  of British capital, and presented examples of the highest practical development of science applied to gold mining  and extraction. From 1887, when, by  the use of primitive methods and appliances, "the Baud" produced some  23,000 ounces of gold, up to last year,  when its output: jeached a total value of  $35,000,000, there has been a growing  interest in it which has culminated in the  most remarkable speculative excitement  of modern times. While attention has  been given to West Australia gold discoveries, as well as to the working of the  reefs of Masbonaland and Matabeleland  [the latter having been partially worked  in ancient days by some unknown race']  the measuie of success that has attended  the operations of the miners and prospectors of the Rand has been the chief  support to the whole speculative mining  movement.  It must be admitted,   however, that  while   the   gold deposits of the   South  African republic have been in every one's  mouth for a year or more, and while the  stocks of some of t. e companies operating in the Witwatersrand have been the  basis of an enormous and, to a large extent, an insane speculation and inflation,  there appears to be little knowledge of  their character, performance   and   possibilities.   A great deal has been said aud  written regarding the- influence of such  an addition to the world's stock   of the  leading precious metal.     A great deal  more has been devoted to the rise which  has taken place in  the Loudon market  values of the shares   of  certain   of the  Band properties, and not a little to the  exploits of some of the speculators o;  promoters who have    profitted  by ttie  movement.    Even   with   the abundant  signs that the speculation is turning into  a^liquidation, there   is no abatement ol  the keen public iuterest in these wouder-  ful discoveries.   But, on the other hand,  accurate information relating tu oie deposits aud the methods of working have  remained very inadequate.   There have  been complaints on this score even  in  Londou--while-on-this-side-of-the oceau-  tbey still continue to be merely a name.  . Nearly 30 years ago gold was found to  exist in the South African Republic, or,  as it is often called, the Transvaal.  What  are known as the mines of the Lyden-  bnrg district, in the eastern  part of the  Transvaal, were worked as early as 1869.  They continued <to   be . moderate producers, yielding    au average ofabnit  .1,500,0.0 gold   per annum, until they  were  overshadowed by the  Witwatersrand.   The lsUier is a district surrounding the town of Johannesburg, about 35  miJes south of Pretoria, the capital of the  republic, and ou  the watershed between  the Limpopo and Yanl  rivers.   It is in  the midst of   a rolling country,  about  5,000 feet above sea level, and, up to the  time of the present development,   was  regarded  as  useless    for   anything  but  grazing.   Gold was believed to exist in  thc region 20 years ago, but it was nol  till rL881 thnt auy systematic attempt was  made to work it.   At first the miners nnd  prospectors sought only for.rich pockets,  which are occasionally found along the  outcrop of"the  reefs,  aud only after a  couple of years was it realized thnt in the  -onglomorate   rock  which accompanied  such deposits wns the true source of the  country's mineral wealth.  The Witwatersrand gold-bearing rock  is remarkable for its enormous extent  and wide-distribution.- The geological  formation is made up' of sandstone,  quartzites, shales, schists, etc., among  which occur a number of beds of the  cooglomeratein which the gold is found.  These reefsare iu some cases fouud ouly-  a few hundred feet apart and vary much  iu thickness. Six of them have been  clearly" defined and have been locateu  for miles. They consist of masses  of water-worn pebbles fused, and have  apparently been tilted up through the  upheaval of intrusive masses of a'diorite  formation, dykes of which penetrate the  country, intersecting the gold rock and  producing in the latter a large number of  faults nnd breaks. The strata in which  the gold is embodied tilt up from the  north and dip toward the center of the  basin, flattening at, angles of 80 to 10  degrees. The basin is, so far as traced,  some 130 miles long by 30 miles wide,  the irregularly already referred to not  being suflicient to prevent its extent being delineated with considerable accuracy. Tlie various beds of conglomorate  are parallel to each other, and while the  seat of the principal mining is along 30  miles clo-e to Johannesburg, the line of  six separate parallel reefs has been traced  for 135 miles between Klerksdorp and  Heidelberg, and is beiug worked in parts.  The ore is what is described as free ���������milling down to the water line, or about 150  feet deep, and amalgamates with ease on  battery plates. At that depth it charges  to pyrites and snlphnrets. and can only  be treated by the chlorination process.  While some rich discoveries are occasionally made the bulk of the ore is low grade  in character, m.nes ju which it runs three  ounces in gold to the ton be regarded as  especially rich. It is the enormous  quantities and tho compiirnttvely regular  character of the strata which give value  to the district.  Iu spue of the frequent faults and  breaks the reefs can be followed aud located with grent ease. The more or less  regular dip towards the south has already been referred to. This introduces  oue of the pecularities of the field, the  "deep level" mining. The use of the  diamond drill has established the existence of the same reefs as-are worked.in  some of the best paying mines at depths  of 3,000 feet or more at considerable  distances from the outcrop. The working of these claims is now exciting great  interest and is n leading object of speculative anxiety. Whether, indeed, the same  blanket reets underlie the whole basin at  enormous depths like the'successive beds  of some.prehistoric inland sea is a question, though the opinion of the geologists  is to the effect, that su.h is the case.  However this may be, there, seems to be  no doubt as to the feasibility of working  the deep levels of the Hand's auriferous  beds at a depth up to 5,000 ftet.  Indeed,  there is no mining district in  the  world  where   such   scientific    perfection   and  economy in  mining and extracting the  gold from the ore have been attained. The  first beginings were with light   portable  stamp mills,  transported in wagons all  the way from  the Cape or from Natal.  Unsatisfactory results, of course, follow-,  ed in many instances, and the prosperity  of the Rand mines only dated from  ____-.  90, whe ���������, after encountering water'and  harder varities of rock, the managers of  the best properties   ntroduced new and  heavier machiuery, improved and   economical methods, aud called to their help  the best engineering aud  practical mining talent.   It may   be mentioned   that  many <jf the most prominent aud successful engineers and superintendents in  the  district are Americans, and that in the  construction ot the stamp mills and other  apparatus the product of Ameiiea works  competes  successfully   with    those , of  Britain.   The cost of mining and milling,  varies from 12s. Od. pur ton to 40s.    Obe"  great advantage to these is au abundaiit  supply of excellent coal at   Boksburg,  about 12 miles from Johannesburg, connected by a line of rails  with the Rand  dist'ict.     The Midland system   of   the  Cape Railways now axteuds 1,000   miles  from Capetown to Johauuesburg nnd Pretoria, and the hue from the hitter point to  Delagoa Bay has recently been  comple't _  ed. Johauuesburg itself is a thriving oity-  of 60,000 inhabitants, which is emerging  from the condition ot a ' frontier' mining  town.   It is lignted by ei.c.ricty, which," -  indeed, is used largely in  the operation  of the mines;   Ailministiafively all min'--'  eralsinthe republic ar. considered the  property of the slate.    Mineral areas are  granted under "claims" and ''mynpachts"  or mining leases.    Claims are  about. 150  feet ou the  strike or outcrop,   and 400  leet covering its dip.     Blocks of claims  are pegged oil"in  a  y  number,   and   are  .ield under  "pios.i-ci.is1 licenses"   till  pay ore is proved   to exist, when "diggers' licenses" me compulsory, the latter  oeiug paid for  at   the   rate   of   15s.  per  .nouth.   "Mynpachts" are licenses granted to owners of fauns   or estates.   The  interests of the republic are iiuder charge  of the Minister of Mines aud  a corps of  jngineer3.    A large proportion ot   the  public revenues are   .derived from1'the  iiceuse system, tbe  total receipts above  .ill   expenses   last  year   amounting", to  ������412,070.    The government of the   re-  ;)iib!ic-hns,-indceil.^fostered-the-rainiDg*���������(  industry, but there are some complaints,  inaiuly concerning the laws which oblige  all work to  be suspended on Sundays  and holidays and the regulations in-regard to native laborers.   There are some  35,000 of the latter  employed   in   and   .  about the mines, the supply being on the  ivhole inadequate.   Thc mining- interests  are ably represented by  a Chamber  of  Mines,, which takes the lead in nil movements to foster and protect the industry.  NEWS   OF   THE WORLD.  FOREIGN.  The Marquis of Watcrford committed  suicide while in a state of temporary insanity.  Ali the messengers in the employ of  the American Express Co. have been  furnished with an oufiit of Winchesters  aud revolveis to resist train robbers.  The trial of Jabes S. Balfour, formerly  a member of Parliament, and said to be  the prime mover in the manipulation  which resulted in the disaster to tho  Liberator Group of companies and who  wns extracted from the ���������Argentine Re-  oublic after much* delay, commenced in ,  London last week: -  The smugglers and their friends in  Newfoundland threaten shocking disclosures it tlie prosecutions go ahead.  The Board of. revenue msiscs that the  cases should be decided before them and  the rupture in the government ranks  shows uo signs ot healing. The public  waited with unconcealed anxiety a decisive step on the part of tbe autborties,  but it now seems to have abandoned hope  of seeiug any prosecutions and has come  to look upon the proceedings as a travesty upon justice.  PROVINCIAL.  Thursday, November2J, has been appointed as "Thanksgiving day.  Mr. Bryan Drake a son of Justice  Drake and lately a member of the firm  of Drake Jackson" -"c Helencken has  been appointed Registrar of the  Supreme Court at Victoria.  At the New Westminster assizes W. -  11. Faldiug late   Registrar of  the  Supreme Court pleaded  guilty  to  three  charges of larceny and was sentenced '  to IS months imprisonment.' *  The Cowichan mill, better known as  the Hughett & Mclntyie mill, together with the adjacent timber limits  of 7.050 acres have been purchased by  the M. M. Boyd Lumber Co.. of Bob-  caygeon, Ont. The price is in tbe  neighbourhood of $150,000. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2,   1895.  WHEN SHE WAS THIRTY  By LOUISE CHANDLER MOULTOH.  [Copyright, 189.5, by tlie Author.]  It was Eleanor Gray's thirtieth birthday.    Suddenly she awoke to tho knowledge  that  youth, with its vague hopes  .. and  dreams, was over.    She had never  quite understood how swiftly tlio years  were passing.    Ono clay was so liko :i:i-  other and tho heart in her was so young  she half thought that; sho herself was a  young girl still, and that lovo might be  waiting round tho corner.  Hitherto hopo  ' had held her by thc hand.   But somehow  thore was  a  cruol  positivuncss in   tho  number 80.  So many yoars had sho lived, tho yonrs of charm and expectancy.  What could thoro bo to como now? But  what had thero boon, oven in tho past:  Sho wont   back in   hor thoughts ov-v  the lifo she  had lived   and  regarded is  as if it had beon that of somo other person.    Sho had  been horn in tho wrong  family, sho said  to herself���������that. Wiethe  beginning.   Thoy lovod   her  weLr  the practical,    uniniaginativo   parents  whose only child she was,' but they had  never understood what she inonnt.   Hor  ways wore  not as  their ways, nor her  thoughts as their thoughts.    They  had  been proud  of her  in some uncomprehending  fashion, hut  thoy had sinileu  at her aspirations  and ambitions as at  the amusing vagaries of a petted infant.  They gave  her  tho  harp on which sho  wanted to  play, just as they had given  her the  talking  doll sho  coveted and  made friends with when she was a child.  They let her buy herself  poetry books,  just as they had lot her buy sweetmeats.  They were good and dear���������oh, so good  and dear!���������she  said  to herself  on this  morning of her thirtieth birthday.   But  they did not  know her.    No  one had  ever known her.   Of that she felt certain.  She took  a  little  hand mirror from  her  dressing  tablo and began to study  her face in  it.    The  features  had not  changed very much  since  sho was  20.  Perhaps the eyes wero a little more sad,  and the cheeks had  not quite the wild  rose bloom  that  belonged  to them ten  years ago, but  really there was not so  ' very much difference. Then she hold the  glass nearer  and  looked  in it a littlo  more closely.   There were���������yes, there  ���������were���������wrinkles, slight, yet unmistakable, at  the corners of  her eyes.    They  ���������were big  blue  eyes, by the way, with  black   lashes.    The young  gold of her  hair was  turning to autumnal brown.  And the lips that had never been warmed  by  kisses seemed    to  have  grown  thinner.  "Yes," she said, "ah, yes, I am older!   I can see it in the glass.   I am not  bo pretty as I was, but what good did  the prettiness  do?   Whoever loved'ino  really, unless"��������� She did not finish tho  sentence.    If she  had, it would  have  been "unless,Tom did."  And  then   sho  laid   down the glass,  and her thoughts wout on a long journey, back  to  tho  faraway days  whon  Tom Rhodes  used to  come  home with  .her from all sorts of places and look at  her with such  eloquent, eyes  that  she  had not forgotten their languago evun  yet.    She had  never let him go further  than  looking, however.    Tho  world���������  her unconquered kingdom���������was all before her  in thoso days, and she did not  mean to take  Tom   for prime minister.  He was a dear, good fellow.    Sho used  always to think that when she thought  aboat him at all.   But there wore poets  in the world, and painters and statesmen,  and  Tom���������was  only  Tom:    He  taught school  in  tho winter  and was  busy on  his .widowed  mother's  small  farm in the' summer, and  try how you  ________oold__.yo_u__c.onld_not.fancy.him in_tha_  aspect of a conquering hero. So she had  kept Tom from speaking, and finally his  mother had died, aud he had sold thc  little farm, had gono away to that-  vague part of tho world known in those  days as "out west. " What he had done  there or what had become of him who  knew? Not Eleanor, a* auy rate.  She wondered  if  it were  such keen  tortcrb to other women to feel that they  had grown old. - It scorned *to her," just  then, that youth was all���������all.   She had  quaffed  its wine, and  now in   tlio cup  were dregs  only.   And then sho sadly  smiled.   What wine had sho ever quaff-  .   ed, after  all?   Peoplo  used  to call hor  beautiful���������and surely  sho  must  have  beon at least pretty���������but what good had  tt dono her? Tlio right suitor had nover  ' - Jomo.    Of tho few who  seomed to caro  for her sho thought in this hour only of  Tom.  Sho roinemhorcd tones and looks.  Shy flowers, "shyly given; tender'little  cares for   her comfort in   small things.  But in those old days her ambition soared  far beyond  Tom.    Would  it havo  been   bettor  had  she  cared  for-him?  Would ho havo understood her?  Would  love have made that  possible?   For sho  felt now'that hor  deepest longing had  always been to bo understood.  Lovo that  was given to thc external Eleanor would  never have been enough.  She must meet  somo one who had  tho key to her deepest soul, else must she live and die'more  solitary than  any monk  of- old in his  hidden, hermitage. "      :   ���������  ..Could it be that she had thrown away  what might havo been life's fullness of  joy?. Ah, well, it was of no use to wonder now! Tom was "far away, und sho  was 80  years  old." Just  then she saw  Thom.is J. riiodCK of Connecticut to Mar-  yurct Elizu. diiuchtui" of John Riuing, li-.q.,  president of the Wheel of Fir. Milling com-  V'liiy.  So that was what had become of Tom.  Sho had not remembered tho J. in his  name, but of course it must bo Tom.  There could hardly be another Tom  Rhodes of Connecticut. It sounded prosperous���������this marriage to tho daughter  of thc president of a mining compaii}*.  So this was the end of her one timo lov-  or. She had never said before, even to  herself, that sho know Tom lovod her.  But she acknowledged it to her own  heart now. lt was as if a window had  boon opened into tho past and a great  flood of light poured from a day whoso  sun had long since set.  Yes, Tom had lovod hor, and Tom  would havo understood. Ho and sho  might havo boon ono if only sho had  known, if only that weak ambition sho  used to think so strong and fine had not  hold hor heart in its thrall. Sho hud tho  Now England conscience, and it was  homo in upon her mind that sho ought  to wish Tom to bo happy in this new  lovo, this new life. Did sho? She tried  to cheat herself into thinking, so, but  hor soul defied her. "You know well, "  cried thc voico of conscience within her,  "that you don't want him to bo quito  happy. You wouldn't liko him to bo absolutely miserable, but yon want him  to bo something short of satisfied, to  say to himself every day and everyday:  'Ah, Eleanor would not havo done this  or said that! Eleanor would havo understood better.' " ���������  And thon conscienco cried aloud,  "Oh, you poor, small soul! Is that tho  best of which you aro capable? Yon  would not care for him when ho might  have been yours. Ho was not grand  enough foryou then, and now you would  wish him something short of life's best  good!" And sho listened to the voice,  and, afraid of herself, she cried out for  strength, aud it was as if her guardian  angel loaned from the heights of heaven  and drew her quivering soul upward to  a purer air. Then tho impulse came to  her to write a letter which should convey to Tom her wishes for his happiness  ���������wishes wholly honest now.  She lingered over it for some timo.  She began it "Dear Tom." Then she  bethought herself of propriety and began over again and wrote:  Dear Mk. Rnon_s���������I have just chanced to  see in a Denver paper tho announcement of  your marriage. ��������� Oddly enough, just before it  came to me, I had been especially thinking  about you. I -in 80 years old this day, and it  Ecems natural, that my thoughts should bo busy  with my youth, which I somehow feel" ends  with today,-and of which, until you went-  away, j-.u wove a part. For you a new lifo is  just- beginning. -line is but tho same old story,  only it seems an if thc rest of it would be what  they call in books an "appendix." I write this  letter to wish you joy and peace and all that  your heart most craves.  . I think I know you well enough to be sure  that you would not have married without love,  and lovo is thc greatest thing in tho world.  May all its fullness and blcs-edncss bo yours  now and in time to come, so prays the friend  of your earlier years, Ei.eanok Quay.  Sho'addressed this letter to "Thomas  Rhodes, care of John- Riding, Esq.,  Denver." She scaled and posted it, aud  then tho 30-ycar-old young woman felt  that she had indeed turned the last pago  of hor youth and the ''appendix" of  her lifo was already begun...  It was not long aftor this that a newcomer to the quiet old town of Ryofiold  .mado Miss Gray's acquaintance. Here  at last���������so it. seemed���������came the veritable knight, of romance of whom Eleanor  had dreamed. Austin Bland was poet  and painter both. Ono glory was not  enough for him. Ho had come to the  little Connecticut town to paint some of  its beguiling bits of,stream and meadow  land, somo of its famous old trees that  seemed fairly human���������they had lived so  long and were so.full of wayward individuality. His pictures, ho said, were  for sale. His poems, on the othor hand,  were not tho. property of the world. He  supposed it was unfortunate, but the  truth was he was utterly subjective.  His verses, such as they were, were the  very cry of his hoart, and surely they  did not belong in the markot place.  -From tho.first Bland seemed to take  an especial interest in Eleanor. Naturally this interest flattered her. It had  been many years since any man had so  persistently sought her society, and  now, herb in her "appendix" of life,  came the conquering hero, ready to  turn her- subject for her sake, eager to  paint her charms and to sing her praises.  Was it, then, for him that she had unconsciously been waiting, and was it  when sho was past 30 that sho was really to-begin to live? It seemed so just at  first.  Bland had brought ono or two good  lottcrs, for even in rural Ryofiold letters  wero necessary, and lie had met Eleanor  at a high-tea at the rectory tho very  first week after his arrival.' It was tho  glorious midsummer, tho long golden  days .when tho sun seems so in lovo  with earth that ho sots reluctantly,,  whon all lho world..is at its best and  the birds sing its praises aud tho butterflies flutter lazily about as if to see  in what a beautiful sphere they aro allowed to.pass their littlo day. Thoro  wero soft mists at evening in tho valley  of tho Quincbaug, mists that followed  the splendor of the setting sun and fled  beforo tho rising moon.  Austin Bland never tired of saying  how infinitely precious it all was.  Sometimes ho snuli-rd "the trees, and  sometimes .he shi*" --1 Eleanor. He  sketched  her as  Cleopatra, whom sho  ADMINISTB.ATI0N SALE-  Ol  PSi  ON* GO.  Vol ice of Sale by Auction in the <__<mmIs of I  .loii.i iNil.ui 1_.)_'<.-'.'im_-I| and in the ._la(."i  ler oi' the Adit.inis.i-.ilioii ol' Ills l-_._litl<_. '  IN  "���������VfoTicrc is iircriKHY given- that ox  _i_l     Wi-cIeics'I.i.v. Ihe ',tli iliiy ol \ovoiii1ki-,  A. D. IS!!"), :il the hour of 1. o'clock noon, at tlie  "'o.u-l House, Kelson, i5. 4\,  the following interests in the below mentioned  mineral cli.iins will be ofl.i.cl for sale at public  auction:  Claim.  I.nti-hK-T.     Kkcoudho.  California...  _larioa   Lilly   New Denver,U.C.  l'ui.ha.sc]'   to satisfy   himself  as   to  title.  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(207)  DIRECT IMPOBTEBS OF ALL HIGH-  OLAliS ENGLISH MEM'S  FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright & Warner's Under-  wear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  "\roTlC__. ii hereby given thai, '-An Act  JA respecting the Public Health" is now in  force, and that under ill. provisions of tlio said  Act Alfred T.Walt, of the City of Victoria,  Esquire, Jl. ll.. has been appointed Secretary  of the I'rovincial Hoard of Health.  JAMES BAICKU.  frovineial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice,  27tli September, lS'Jo. (221)  R  SAD* FRANCISCO. 0AL.  SPECIALTY.  MINING  MACHINERY  NELSON HYDRAULIC MIN'NG CO  I_jI3VriTE_D.  .11 All. OKIIF.ItS rUO.lll'TI.Y *,l"TK.M>i:l������TO.  l so  Mima" MACHINERY  FOR SALE.  Two new English   Pnit.iblr Hug'nes,  S anil 12 hcii'eepow. r, wnml burners.  Oik*  StiUiminry   l_iigin('"������nrl Boiler.  Out1   Engine and    liioiler   for Sie.ttn  Launch.  Galvanized    Tank..    Mining     .Y'i'1-.  Steel, Iron.   ole.  Delivered a I Virion;., un wharf.  Apply le* HUISTEI..*MAN&00.,  75 Govei'iinienl St.,  Opp Bank oi Montreal.    Victoria, B.C.  (17!))  Mam Cresic Raicl,  (I_,___TE TTJILLS.]  HUNTING OR SHOOTING  On    these   lands     is   FORBIDDEN,     under  Hritisli Columbia Gam'e Laws (Section 25.)  (1SS)-   ". C. AV. BUSK.  -���������z���������TO���������^-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE   NEW,    FAST   TIIK SECOND ANNUAL GENERAL  meeting of Shareholders will be held in  the Company's oflice Baker Street, Nelson on  Monday 1th November 1SSI5 at 11 a. in.  G. W. RICHARDSON,  ���������.���������_-._ . = =-Secretary.���������  Nelson, 12th October, 18!>o. (222)  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent  trongb tbe pursers of. the steamboats-  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom "arrangements canbe mado, or by mail or  telegraph to C_,AV. Bn.sk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention  (19)  M. B. SMITH % CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WEITE    FOE   PBICE   LIST.  VICTORIA        -        B. C. <21 >  Cunningham  & Hinton,  44   GOVERNNENT ST.,  VICTORIA  CONSTRUCTING   ELECTRICIANS,  Contractcirs for and Dealers in Motors, Dynamos,  Electric   Mining   Machinery   and   Electric   Supplies  end for Photos and Specifications of   Electric Log   Hauling  Machines.  [i������������.l  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour on the Kootenay Outlet,  is open for the reception of Visitors.  Best Fishing on the River,  Lawn Tennis Grounds,  Sail and Rowing Boats.  Especially Suitable for Picnic Parties.  By means of moveable partitions, a large part  of the Hotel can be made into a Ball Room on the  shortest notice.  Prices Moderate.  us  PROCTOR, BUSK 6-  WEST,  Proprietors.  ONER'S SUPPLIES-^)  IV  ������_nf*aH_~n--.--u<'t_i ms������_m  Thos. 13uuii b$ Co., Ltd.,  ^���������A-r-TCOTT-V-iJIE-t,   B.   O.  Carry a full line of tin* following fjuods in smelt, which they offer at  rock bottom prices.    Write for quotations bofon* you purchase your >s  season's supplies.  STEEL WIRE ROPE. PULLEY BLOCKS, CHAIN, DRILL STEEL,  PICKS. SHOVELS, AXES, DYNAMITE, FUSE AND CAPS. AND A  GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF HARDWARE, BLACKSMITHS AND  MILL SUPPLIES. 133  CARPETS I HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNAPS:  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER "i'ARD.  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 25a,  Blankets and Comforters.   Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention-  SNAPS:  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3J feet with Spring Roller for 50 Cts.  Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  P. O. box 09. ;.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE ft CO.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans liegotiiUecl on .Nelson property. "Collections ninilc.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled*bn Commission.  Uneasy Sleeps the Man IVho ~     ..  '"*  '   HasNotGotaGale.���������Shakespere.  certainly did not rosemblq; as Tsonlt,  the old village postman coining slowly j ���������Vvhom sho might have bc.n; as fair Rosr.-  down the street, tihu threw up the win- j m0nd, with the fatal cup in her hand;  dow aud reached out an impatient hand | as herself, in a score of attitude?. He  for the " letters he brought. Thoy were '  all from schoolgirl  friends, she saw, as  she "glanced at the handwriting on the  envelopes. She was not in tlie mood tc  care much for them. "Drearily uninteresting," she said to herself as she opened one. A slip of paper dropped from.it  unheeded. Eleanor read on listlessly.  Suddenly her eyes kindled. She had  come to this sentence: "I used to hear  you speak of Tom Rhodes-*���������au asoirant  or yours, -was he not? Can. this marriage  notice I inclose be his?"  Eleanor picked up the bit of paper  from the floor and studied it It was  ���������ut from the Denver Times, ahd it read:  wrote verses to her in French meters���������  roudeaux, triolets and bailades���������and  these, ho told her, wero for her only,  that cry of his heart which none other  than herself must hear. Tt was all so  delightfully romantic ��������� that Eleanor bfi-  gan to think she was quite, sufficientjy  in lovo with him, though love was  somehow a less strenuous and exciting  emotion than she had hitherto supposed. Sho was rather glad sometimes to  be left alone at the close of au afternoon  of art and of romance. Of course this  was ���������because she was  :_S0.   There  could  Continued on Page 4. *  THE." BEST" MATTRASSES. in the WORLD  -. G-ALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over. Mattrasses,  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2.50, with Napkins to match..  A full Line in-Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  00^33 & rsroTJUTOr,  (168)  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  FOB  SCHLITZ MILWAUKEE  and VICTORIA LAGER BEER  60 tothe  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  The above goods cm be put up in very small compass^for packing and can  be obtained from-Jessr.. Gale's agents, *  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,   Rossland.  or direct from George Gale.& .Sons, Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. (160)  LENZ & LEISER  9 and ir Yates Street, Victoria.  -WHOLESALE-  DRY GOODS  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House in the Trade. * U9  ���������^ c*  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 2,  1895.  -5 rig  if,?  'i\  IN  r������  Wm JRiiur.  &  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the. United Stales, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at tho rate of $-^ per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al the rate of /_r cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and io coils per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running jor shorter periods than three  months are ctasscil transient'.  ALL  COMMUNICATIONS to lite Editor  must be accompanied liy lhe name anil address ofthe writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Addriis  Ths Miner Printing & Pubushinq Co  .'.**' NELSON.    B.C.  COMING THIS WAV.  The opening sentence in tlie letter  from our New Denver'Correspondent  in this issue may possibly be one of  the most important pieces of new*  that Nulson has heard for a long time  Ever since the first "rich finds at tho  southern end of the .Slocan Lake prospectors have been pushing further and  further up the streams that flow in  from the eastward. Rich finds are reported as discovered at every step. In  the face of the Slocan and Trail Creek.  which are today .possibly the most  notable silver and gold camps respectively in North America, the discoveries  on Ten Mile, Twelve Mile, Springer  and LemonJ Creeks attract comparatively little attention. A few years  ago they would have brought men  flying from all parts like steel.to a  magnet, ��������� Their comparative eclipse by  their two great neighbors does not  lessen their value, and the people of  this country may fairly well congratulate themselves on the discovery of a  new camp which, so far as its claims  have been developed, looks as well as  its older neighboi s. Our Nelson mine,  the Silver King, which experts declare  to be one ofthe greatest mines in the  world, is, of course, facile princeps in  this country, and other mines located  as it were at the foot of the throne all'  over the hills on the summit of which  the great King sits, are in themselves  enough to make a large and prosperous camp. The news, however, that  the South Slocan field has been t raced  over the divide from the. valley of thc  Slocan to that of the Kootenay is none  the less welcome.  The next railway extension into the  Slocan is generally expected to be by  way of the Slocan River from it.  junctionwith the Kootenay to New  Denver. But the opening up of the  South Slocan Held would change all  that. By many the Yuill Creek and  Lemon Creek route is regarded as the'  - natural route out of that country and  there are stated to be no serious  natural obstacles in the way of making a road by that way. These difficulties would no doubt be easily overcome if there were several mines on  Lemon Creek offering ore for transport. Another route in this district  from the Kootenay is afforded by way  of Grohmaii Creek the north fork of  .._which__s_only_^divided_ froin the south  fork of Lemon Creek by a low and  narrow pass. A. tunnel of 1,000 feet or  less would pierce it. Itis perfectly  useless to look at any map. hitherto  issued for information regarding these  details. The creeks as shown even on  the latest are altogether incorrect and  misleading and appear to be drawn at  the sweet will of the draughtsman.  NAMES.  Attention. has often been called to  the very poor system of applying local  names that prevails, in this country.  In fact there is no system at all, and  as the prospector is the most conservative of men he names every creek  he comes" to with one of the few titles  of creeks in other places. In to-day's  miuing notes there is a report ofthe  discovery of gold at Williams Creek, a  tribute of Granite Creek near, Alberni.  Now in British Columbia there is a  famous. Williams Creek in Cariboo and  there is also-a...well known Granite  Creek in the Siinilkameen, both noted  "for rich placer ground. There are no  doubt many others creeks bearing tbe  samenames. Stony.Creek, Rock Creek,  Bear Creek, Sheep Creek and many  others abound in every district. Now  this  multiplication of  names.is not  . only liable to lead to error, but can be  made a very useful tool in the hands  of dishonest persons. Who would not  look twice at a tempting offer" of  placer grounds on the far-famed  Williams Creek? And "Ob," what a  difference in "the morning" when it  was found that Williams Creek is at  Alberni and not at Cariboo. We do  not for a moment suggest that the  Alberni stream inay not be a. rich" as  its namesake, but we have simply  chosen the instance at random. We  do not even know if -there is any  placer ground at all on the Island  rivei. We commend the matter to  the attention of the Survey Department.  Another source of trouble looming  ahead is the extremely incorrect spelling of many of the names of mineral  claims.   A glance at the  list of new  locations published every week in The  Mixer will reveal many-'instances of  this, which are not, as may be supposed, typographical errors, but exact  reproductions of the locator's method  of spelling, which is rendered immortal on the books of the record office.  The recorder has no power to correct  these. He has simply to bow tothe  fanciful ignorance of the locator. A  case occurs to us in which a Scotchman  wished to commemorate two great  cities of bis old country home. The  claims named after theni will go down  to prosperity for bet ter or worsens the  City ol' Idinbiiigh and the City of  Iverness. The fair Alice has to recognize her name when spelt Alaece and  Mabel is supposed to smile, on the  suitor who spells her Mable. When  the least error in the record office may  lead to such disastrous results, it is a  pity that these fruitful sources of mis-  tikes cannot he corrected in their  earlier stages.  DISTANT THUNDER.  Last week a despatch was printed  in the London Times from its correspondent at Hong Kong which has  thrown all Europe into a state of excitement. The message stated that a  treaty has been concluded between  Russia and China permitting the  former to anchor her fleet at Port  Arthur and to construct railroads on  the Liao Tung Peninsula. At thesame  time a despatch from Shanghai stated  that fifteen Russian warships had  sailed from Vladivostock for Chemulpo  and Fusian, that the Japanese fleet at  Formosa had been recalled and that.  British ships had been ordered to  Korea.  It has been suspected for some time  that Russia was not entirely disinterested in the aid she has been extending to China in the matter of making  peace with Japan and in raising the  money to pay her indemnity. Russia's  only Pacific port, where she maintains  a large naval establishment, .is Vladivostock. As it is ice-bound in the  wiuter it is useless for several months  during the year.. It lies only a short  distance north of the Peninsula of  Korea. Could Russia obtain the right  of way to build a short line of railway  perhaps 500 miles in length, across the  base of thc Peninsula she would reach  one of the'excellent harbors that lie on  the southwestern side of it and her  navy would have a.rendezvous open all  the year round. Now Russia's exact  position in the Pacific is part of what  is known among the nations as the  "balance of power." Any attempt to  increase the strength of her position  tends to upset that balance which is  naturally agreed upon, and at once  calls for corresponding action on the  part of other powers, Great Britain  especially. This short sketch of the  position may help to render the cause  of the trouble intelligible.  The following extracts from English  papers show that "thematter is considered of great gravity there. The  Times says: -  "Russia cannot possibly imagine  that tlie powers will view with indiifer-  nce. such a destruction of the balance  of powei, which is almost unparalleled  in its audacity. It is admitted here  that the situation is so grave, that,  should the news prove true, it would  make a war in which several .nations  will take part, more than probable. It  should be added that there is every  reason to believe that the story from  tlong Kong is authentic, as all sources  of information agree that the powers  iii teres t"ed_in��������� the "-far -Easfc'>"will*riihd  themselves confronted by a condition  of seriousness which cannot be overestimated.'"  The St. .lames Gazette says : "Even  war with Russia would be less disastrous than to allow her without a blow  to get such a grip upon China. She  could throttle all other powers and  choke off ��������� their commerce. Unless  Russiaand China give the necessary  assurances, it is a case" for an ultimatum, and perhaps the most serious  step our diplomats have undertaken  since the Crimean war." The impression is general in the ofllcial world  and it is re-echoed by-the press, that  neither America or Germany can allow  the Pacific to become a "Franco-  Russian lake," as the Globe puts it, and  it is generally understood that- the  diplomatists will be sufficiently strong  to combine and resist the Russian aggression.  The Pall Mall Gazette sums up the  startling news with the statement :  "Russia" has annexed China," and hi  the course of a long article adds :, "If  this treaty is to stand, roll up the map  of Asia." In conclusion the Pall Mall  Gazette urges the inoccupation of Port  Hamilton by the British and the immediate strengthening of the British  fleet in Chinese waters, lest Japan lose  her fleet at the first blow.  [Later telegrams have modified the  gravity of the situation.]  NOTES AND COMMENTS.    .  The chief gold fields of South Africa,  Barberton and the Randt, are not on  British territory but in the South  African Republic, better known as the  Transvaal. The foreign miners outnumber the native white population  as four to" one (00,000 to 15,000) and get  along somehow quite peaceably, although they have no vote in the affairs  of the couutry or the mining laws and  the Boers are desperately jealous of  foreigners, Hitherto there has been  no trouble, but how the President has  thought fit to close up the railway and  all tbe toads into the country hitherto  used by miners in order to compel  theni to use. a railway belonging to  the state. The amount of machinery  and other mining matter hauled into  the country is very great and the new  law will bear very heavily on the min-"  ing interests and there will very likely  be a kick. It is somewhat as if the  Dominion Government  were  to  close  I thc Nelson & Fort" Sheppard Railway  and put the monopoly of hauling intb  I the hands of the C. P. R.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant-  rp.AKK .NOTU_E ih.it John Elliot, as atrcnt  JL for SNimnel M. Wharton, George O. Wharton, R-UVard L. Tate und John it. Cool* lirts liled  tlio neeossnry papers and made application for  a Crown Oram in favour of the .mineral 'claim  "Clitr," situated in the Trail Creek .Mining  Division District of West Kootenay. .:������������������'.  Advui-u claimants (if any) must, ill's their objections witli mc within (iO days from the dale  of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazelle.  ������������������   X  FITZSTUBBS,  Government Ajcont.  Xelson, B. C, Sept. ������J, 1895.        ('JO:', U-<) _,)  Notice of Application for Grown Grant.  rpAICI'. Notice tliat, A.S. Fiirwell, ns .Agent  .JL for .I.A. Finch and M. It. Galusha, hns tiled  lhe necessary papers, and made application I'or  aCriiwn Grant in favor ol' i.ho Minural Claim  ".luinbo," silualcd in the Trail Creek -lining  Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse Claimants, if any, must (lie their objections within sixty days from tlie dale of this  publication in the Hritisli Columbia Gazette,  N. FITKSTUUUS.  ,. Gov't AKent.  Nelson, B. C. Aug. 20, 1895. (105-31,8, .*_)  Notice of Application I'or Crown Grant.  rpAKlO NOTICK that John K. Cook,  A acting for himself and co-owners, has  Hied the necessary papers and made application  for a .Crown Grant, in favour of the mineral  claim "Consolidated St. .Elmo" situated oa Uec  Mountain in thc Trail Creek Mining Division  of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must flic tlicir  objections with me within 00 days from the  date of this publication in thc British Columbia  Ga/.ctl..  N.   FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Xelson, Oct. 23, 18.5. I'i-O __,10,o]  Not ice ol Application I'or Timber License.  "VrOTICK IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I  __/*_ have applied lo the Honourable the  Chief Commissioner, of Lands und Works, for  a special license to cut, fell and carry away  trees and timber upon and from the following  described lands, situated in West Kootenay  District, about 35 miles from Waneta, and  containing 1,000 acres or thereabouts.  .Commencing at a post inscribed "D. J. Jackson's . S. W. corner" opposite the falls, about  a miles from the .mouth of Lost Creok [which  flows into the south fork of Salmon itiverl,  placed near the N. W. post of II. H. Goodhue's mill she; thence north 210 chains; Ihence  east. 10 chains; thence south 210 chains; thence  west 10 chains to initial post,  D. J. JACKSON.  Dated Xelson, B. C, Oct li, 1895.   (215,5,10, 5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant* .  rpAKE Notice that Edmond Huney has filed  L the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "City of Spokane" situated in the Trail  Croek Mining Division of the District of \\ est  .Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must flic their  objections with mc within tiO days from the  date of this publication in thc British Columbia  Gazette  X. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, Oct.. 28, 1895. [331-2,11,5]  CKH.iniA.KS      OF    I.M1������K������������VKMK>T.  LAKESIDE MINERAL CLAIM.   .  Situatk in the Nelson Mining Division* of  West Kootenay Distuict.   Wheke Located���������Toad Mountain*.  1-\ A..,-' NOTICE that T. Henry E. Croasdaile,  as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miner's certilicate No. (51073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate ot improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim,  Mid further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance ot sucn  Certilicate of Improvements. "  Daled this 2nd day ot October, 1SE1.  (217-5, 10, 5.) HENRY E. CHOASDAILE.  DAYLIGHT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate i.v the Xelson* Min ing Division* of  West Kootknay Distkict. Wuehk Located���������Toad Mountain.  rpAKE XOTICE tha:. I, Henry K Croasdaile,  ' | as agent for the Hall Minus Limited, free  miner's certificate No. (.1073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner fur a certificate of improvements/for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to thc Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1895.  (21S-5, 10, 5) HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  BID MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson.Mining Division or  West Kootenav Distuict.   Wheue Lo-  ~���������cati*d=Toai)-Mountain*. --*   rpAKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  JL as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miner;.-" cerlilicalc No. U1073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner ������������������'for a. certiticate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a> Crown  grant, of the above claim.  And further lake notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements.  Daied this 2nd day of October, 1S95.  (219-5, 10,5) HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  JIM FAIR M1XERAL CLAIM.  Situate in tiik Slocan* Mining Division of  AVest Kootenay Distkict. Wiieue Located���������At    THE    CONFLUENCE    OK   THE  Daiidanei.lj's and Best Cheeks.  rpAKE NOTICE that I, John -O'R.igan,  -JL as agent for E. H. Tomllnnon. No. Sll.Wi.'),  intend, HO days trom lhe dale hereof, to  apply lo the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the |;purpose of  obtaining a Crown grant of,the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced'before'the issuance of such  certilicate ot improvement:.  Daled this 7th day of October, 1S95.  (221, 12, 10 5) JOHN O'REGAX.  JOHN   W. MACKEY MINERAL "CLAIM,  Situate in- the Slocan Mining Division* ok  West'* Kootenay Distuict. AViieke Lo  cated���������To the West ok tub Best Claim.  TAKE XOTICE that I, John O'Rcgan,  { asagentforE. H. Tomlinson, No. 53U63,  intend 00 days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Gold Commissioner for a ccrtili-  cat"of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown-grant of thc above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent, to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  certiticate of improvements.  Dated this 7th day of October, 1S9-).  . 1225. 1210 5) JOHN O'REGAX.  SUNSET MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in* the Ainswoktii Mining Division  ok West Kootenay District. ' Where  Located���������To the East and Joining the  Wellington: Claim.  **"pAKE XOTICE that 1. R. E. Lemon, Xo.  _L COlll, for myself and as agent for Duncan  McDonald, No. 50889. intend GO days from the  date hereof to apply to the Gold Commissioner  for a certilicate of improvement.--, for the pur-  po.-e of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  | claim.  i    And further take notice, that adverseclainis  1 must be sent to the Gold Commissioner aiid  1 action commenced before the issuance of such  , Certilicate of improvements.  !    Dated this 17th day of October, 1895.  I    [232, 20,10, 5] ROBERT E. LEMON.  NEW GOODS  ANOTHER LARGE CONSIGNMENT  JUST RECEIVED.  New Dress Goods        -       New Fancy Goods       -        New Underwear  New Carpets - New Curtains  A. T. GARLAND'S  BAKER ST.  mimm;. _.���������������*.-*���������..s.  M. 1. M. E.  M.I.M. &M.  R.C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  MIM.V4' KN'CINEEIt,  METAIJUKI'IST  AMI-  ASSAVKK,  638 GRANVILLE ST ,  'Vji-.JXrcOXJ-V'EJ-?!       :       "B- c.  '.'I.''  J. H. BR0WNLEE  MINING BROKER.  8fi  .VICTORIA, B. O,  T.    H.    CALL AND  MIMM'  llHOKKB iiihI  KEAL KS-ATi: AUKN'T.  521 Hasting Street, VANCOUVER, B. 0.  Corrcsiiuii'Iciicc Solicited.        124  WAGONS and  *  *  BOB-SLEIGHS  BEST CANADIAN MAKES.  For   Ore, Lumber and General Purpose.  "WRITE   FOR  PRICE   LIST 'TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Ld,  KAMLOOPS.   33.   O.     i������  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  liN'SlH-ANCE and ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION AtiKNT.  VICTORIA ST.,     _u NELSON. B. C.  W.PELLEWHARVEY.B.S.  [Mcmb. N". En_. Inst., M. & M. E.]  -_-v-__-_sr.coxj-sr_3_=i.   _3. C-  Assays, Mill Tests and Analyses,  giinililcs treiiteil from  1 pound lu 1 Ion inwelRbt.  For particulars apply to E. A.POWYS & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samples  118.)  W. F. MCCULLOCH,  (laic Assayer to Vrovliiclnl Government.)  ___.SS___.TT    OF-FIOE.  NELSON  B.C.  (103)   E_ A. POWYS & CO.  N-ELSON, -B- C.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  ..Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.    m  mahon, McFarland &  .   MAHON,  L'D.  BKOKt'lt**  5l������ti._s St Ja_������&r  ~Mining~dnd~Sharebrokers *-=  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in  Mining and Industrial Stocks   and Shares  HKAl.    I'STATE    AM������    IOAXS.  Mahon, McFarland &  Mahon, L'd.  VANCOUVER.  (1G7)  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining  Abstracts..  Complete lists of existinuMining location.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  _  --ti.  -        ������������������ "  Ceperley, *  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Arc Preparnd'to InlnMluc.IMIiilnsI'roposl-  ���������    lions from the Kootenny to  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI11 ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners iD tlie B. C. "Mining  Centres. .   .  The. above* is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance'Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. ��������� 11C6>  Williams ^ Dawson  LAND SURVEYORS & CIVIL ENGINEERS  519 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, B.C.  SYDNEY WILLIAMS, P. L. S., Qualified Member o_' Surveyor's Institution, London, (1884 and 85.)     ,  BARKERVILLE,  CAEIBOO,   33.  C.  Will be pleased to undertake commissions'for English or other firms..-1*>  To<  SHORT  ��������� FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria.  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Paci-  fie Coast Points, St.  Paul.  Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Modern Equipment. Itoch-ltiiUii.-tt itondhed  Attractive lours \ln lliilntli and the. t'rcnl  liiikcM Mi connect Ion with exclusively  Itusscuger bonis of Northern S.S. _o.  Jlircct Connection vlu XcIkoii a l-'ort SIic|>-  purd Itnilwuy, nt Spokane; and via  - C. A K. S. _.. ���������. ut Bonner's  Kerry.  For maps, ticket-*, and complete information call on A item s ���������. ������V K- S Nuv. Co., _.  A V. S. By., ������r  I'. ������'. IH.von, lien. ABenl, Spokane, Waxh.  F. |. Whitney,ti. A VV. A., SI. fuul. Mlmi.  I". T. Abbott, TravlliiK rrclithl A raiwen-  ecr Acent, Spokane, Wash.  e  OLUMBIA-&^ _-  KOOTENAY  STEAM   NAV. CO.  (LIMITED)  TIME CARD No. 7.  In Effect Monday, April U������lh, 18������3.  Kt_VF.LS.OKt_ ItOliTK.-Slcaincr "tvllon.  Leaves Kevelstoke, southbound, Tuesdays,  and Fridays at 1 a. m. for nil points in West  I.ootenay and the south,     '    '  heaves Kol.son, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 p. in. for all points cast and  west via the C. P. II.  XOKTIII'OKT  ltOlTK.-Sl" inner ���������'I.yUoii."  Leaves Northport, northbound, ..Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 1 p. m.  Leaves Hobson, southbound, Tuesdays and  Fridays at (i p. in.  Stages run in connection witli steamer from  Trail Crook Landing to Rossland.  KA.SI.O KOIITI'.  'Sleniner N .Ison.  Leaves Xelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.30 p  m., Wednesdays at I p. in., Thursdays al5._0 p  m., Saturdays at ...O p. in. Connecting on  Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with X.  & F. S. Ky. for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Mondays at 4 a. in.,  Wednesdays al, 1 a.m., Thursdays at 8 a. in  Fridays at- 4 a. in.   Connecting "on Mondays,  N. & F. S. lly.  for Spokane.  Wednesdays and Fridays with  Close connections with Columbia & Kootenny  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  ItOVNKlt'* I KltUY IHMTK.   Sir.  "Xeiisou."  .Leaves Nelson for Bonners Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at S.00 a. in:  Loaves Kaslo for Uonncr's Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at 1 a. in."  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for.l'ilot Hay, Nelson,  Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 2 a. m.  'Connects with wist and westbound trains on  the Great Northern Hailway.  Theri..hi is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc., apply at Company's  ollice, Nelson.  T. Allan. * J. W. Troup,  ��������� Secretary.      . Manager.  M0RTHERN  IN     PACIFIC R, R.  R  S  Pullman  , Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  ToiLrist  Sleeping Cars.  TO  /ST. PA IU,  UUlliTII  t'AKt'O  tiKAVIl .FOKKM  VKOOKSTOl.  wi\\ipt:������  '.t:iK>A and  ^ BUTTE  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  CIIICAI'O  WA_l||\tiT<������.V  l-IIILAIl-KM-IIIA  KKW VOKIK.  KOSTOiy nnd all  I'olntK Kant,  West and South.  *.  For information, lime cards, maps, and tickets  call on.or. write  H. G. hTIMMEL,  T. PY Agent, Nelson, D. C.  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, (Vash-  or��������� A. D.  CHARLTON,  Asst. Cent. Pass. Agent, Portland. Oregon.  Spokane  Falls ���������&  Northern R'y.  Nelson  ���������& Fort  Sheppard R'y.  lllRail.to.pMe, Wash  Daily (Except Sunday) Between SpoKane.  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 8-12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p.m*  &*  Provincial Land Surveyors.  Office:  NELSON   AND.  ROSSLAND, B.  140  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, WEDKi-SDAYand Friday, returning leave Spokane Tcesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and inakinR  close connection by S.S. Nelson ���������with, all  J i Kootenay Lake points.  j    Passengers for Kettle Eiver aDd Boundary Creek, counectatMarcus with stage on  ] Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays   and  i Fridays. -  ���������     -  |    Passengers for Trail Creek mines con-  "! ne ot at Northport with stage Daily. THE MINER, NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 189^.  WHEN SHE WAS THIKTY  (Continued from Page 2.)  be no doubt that it was the right thing  ���������this high bred passion that wooed her  with all the resources of art. Bland had  >ot spoken of tlio future, bnt that must  be because he was too delicately reserved to approach her rasbiy.  At last there camo a July twilight.  Bland and Eloanor had been watching  tho sunset together. Ho had been talking about his theories of sunset effects.  He was always talking about his theories. -They woro for him tho ono significant and sufficient; thoino. Then, when  tbe sun had fairly gone out of sight,  Bland got up to depart also aud stood  for a moment looking thoughtfully at  Eleanor.  "I must see you tomorrow," ho said.  "Shall it be 3 o'clock? I havo something  to say to you.''  "Yes, at 8, if you will," she answered, and then he was gono, and sho sat  musing in the waning light. Of course  i������e was cowing to ask her to bo his wife.  His whole manner had expressed his intention. Sho was as cortain of it as if  lo had already spoken. Why was sho  not more exultant? Why did she always  feel just a littlo tired when they had  been for some hours together? Of course  it would be a glorious destiny to bo  what he had called her���������tho queen of  his art, to share his ambitions, to be  the confidant of his dreams. She ought  surely to be grateful to faro, and surely  she was. At 30 no doubt tho timo for  ecstasy is past. She looked out into the  vague distance and saw some que walking toward her under the trees that  fringed the highway. There seemed  something familiar in the coming figure. She caught her breath quickly.  Wera her eyes deceiving her? No, it was  ���������it absolutely -was���������Tom Rhodes. As  one in a dream she got up and moved  forward to meet him, for he had turned  in at the gate now.  She seemed hardly to know what  strange thing stirred in hor 30-year-old  heart when ho took her : in a strong,  close clasp.  "Yon, Tom?" she cried.  "You?"  -   "Yes, Eleanor, the same old Tom."  "And your wife? Where is she?"  "Here, darling, if only I can win  her."  "What!"  "Yes. I am not Thomas J. Rhodes.  Ee is my second cousin, from Connecticut also, but from quite another part  ��������� of the state. I am Thomas Rhodes, at  yonr service, the same -Tom who loved  you years ago aud has nevor thought of  marrying any other woman. You made  me feel in the old days that it would be  of no use to speak to you, and so I went  away. But when I got your letter and  knew that you were Eleanor Gray still  I resolved that if I did not win you it  Should not be because I was too cowardly to ask. At least you have a right to  know how long and well I have loved  you. I have doue uo great things. I am  neither hero nor poet nor statesman,  but I have lived a clean, honest life,  and there is not one. pago of it I am  ���������shamed that you should read.''  "You lovod me���������mc���������all this time?"  the cried. And thero was a little choking quiver in her voice.  "Yes," he answered solemnly, "I  loved you, and you only, then and now  and always, but you have not answered  xne yet, darling. "  "Ob, I forgot that, but (you know,  don't you?"  And indeed Tom knew, for the eyes  that' looked into his lit the growing  dusk with their great light of joy, and  the lips that had beeu strangers hitherto to a lover's kiss yielded themselves  to his once and forever. Eleanor was  Won.  ,. After all, SO was not old age. These  two found that they were young enough  ���������till for ecstasy. The moon came up in  the east and looked at them curiously.  ^.Y.es, ��������� they_w.ef e .-.certain ly���������1 overs.���������Th e-  woon has got used to lovers, for she is  Dearly 6,000 ..years old, and she is not  likelv to make a mistake Eleanor wondered that she could ever have fancied  herself too old for joy. She wondered  yet more that she had not known from  the very first that it was Tom, and Tom  only, to .whom she belonged.  At last she told him about Austin  Bland.  "I have been trying all summer to  love him, V she said frankly. "I thought  it was the thing to do, but I had got a  little tired of trying. He is coming to  seo me at 3 o'clock tomorrow becauso  be has something important  to say to  I may not altogether feel bereaved of  the old homo."  "You aro only too good���������too good  and kind, " Austin Bland said mournfully; "but, ah, I must really never see  you again. Go-ipil & Co. aro my agents.  Farewell, queen of my summer!"  And ho made his exit, this knight of  tho sorrowful countenance, after the  most approved theories of romance. At  half past 7 o'clock Eleanor told lier little talc of tho afternoon to Tom Rhodes,  and then slio said, witli a laugh: "So,  you see, I couldn't havo had him, after  all.    You aro only Hobson's choice."  "No, thank God! 1 am Eleanor's. "  THE END.  *Loii); .Pastorate In Chicago Ended.  Universal regret is expressed that the  Rev. Dr. Clinton Locko is compelled by  tho loss of his vocal powers to retire  ���������from tho rectorship of Graco Episcopal  church, which ho has held for tho last  30 yoars. This is a longer period than  auy other Protostant clergyman in Chicago has been the pastor of tiie same  congregation. Dr. Locke's ministry has  been distinguished by groat ability in  the pulpit and in tho discharge of church  duty, by dignity and, elevation of conduct, by Christian purity and simplicity  of character and by many graces of lifo.  He is held in affectionate regard by the  members of his late flock, and it is understood that they will make liberal provision for his support and maintenance  during the remainder of his life.���������Chicago Herald.    MESSRS- LETHBRIDGE& HORNE  Have beeu 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  TIIK MIXER  MtlSTIM; A PUB.  <������������. L*l������  BRANCH   HOUSE.  H. M. HERRIN & 00.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  DEALERS IN  CALIFORNIA and WASIIISUTOS  FK.1TS ANI������ ���������.EliE.AKl.E_,  BIJTTEK,    ECUS   AND   POIIlTttl',  HAY, ������KAIN, FI.OI K and MILL FEED.  NELSON  (229)    B C  THE DIPLOCK   WIIOIEAAM-: ���������  VANCOUVER, B. C.  . SOIE AOEXTS I'OB ���������  Brinsinead & Mordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Cases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. .  125  COLUMBIA AND   KOOTENAV RAILWAY _.  NAVIGATION COMPANY.  langhed, as aP successful  man  NOTICE.  -VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IT  i^ is the intention of tho Columbia and  Kootenay Railway and Navigation Company  to apply to the Railway Committee of the  Privy Council to, sanction the building and  construction of a branch line of railway from  a point on the Columbia and Kootenny Rail-  .way.about-three and-a-quartcr-milcs east-of-  Itobson, to n point on the bank of the Kootenay  River at its junction with the Columbia River,  a distance of about three-quarters of a mile,  for the purpose of giving increased facilities to  business and of transporting the products of  mines, and to sanction t.he appropriation of the  necessary lands for that purpose under the  compulsory powers vested in the said Company  by the Railway Act or any other Act in its  hcbilf '"  (Signed) J. D.TOWNLEY,  .   Secretary.  Vancouver, B. C..,Oct. 8,1S95.       (226, 1210 5)  S. S, Alberta  too."  Tom  way.  "Well, I shall be away just then. I  am going to.Bostou to got a ring whero-  ���������with to totter you to good faith'. Deal  gently with tho erring.. I shall be back  by the 7 o'clock train to console you for  his loss."  The next afternoon Austin Bland was  punctual. Ho came as ono who "wears,  the willow. - Sadness was in his voico  and on his " brow. A weed on his hat  would not moro clearly have emphasized him for sorrow's own.'1  "I go,"   he  said,  "I go  this  very  - night from  you'who are the queen of  my art, and I must never seo your too  fair face again."  "What!" cried Eleanor, startled for  once from her stronghold of composure.  "No, never! I am to be married next  month to some one who lovus mo; but,  ah, she is not you I I havo let myself  forget all in tho supreme joy of your  presence, but I must forgot no longer.  Pity me! You can afford me so much  grace. Circe, I dare not drink your  cup."  It was really quite  a  masterly exhibition of histrionic power.   It was hard  hearted and  ungrateful of Eleanor to  smilo at it,.as I am afraid I am   bound  " to confess that she did.  "I am to bo married almost as soon  as yon are," sho said amiably, "to Mr.  Tom Rhodes, one of the owners of the  "Wheel of Fire mine. - But do not let us  lose sight of each other. Your sketches  of Ryefield scenery are quite too lovely.  I should like to give you an order for  some of then*/ that in far off Colorado  NELSON  LOTS  *&&  4 W  < m  m  _8_  < iP\'  <_���������_$  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before ihe Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of .Government of  H'esi Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices Maps."etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER   Land CommissioncrC. & K. Hy. Co., Nkm*oN. I).  CO., LTD.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-"S---9  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co.,  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET. X/ANftOIJVE'R     R    O  417 HASTINGS-STREET, 127   VMIIV/WUVtH,   D.   VS.  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Botile  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Parrel.  ORDERS CAS Br. W'FT AT HIM Hit's" IIAHKIU. -q    DTPQrpT.-pp-p    Vvn-n  MAI:.   ORDERS   PROMI'Tll'   AT.I_.M������M������   TO. il.  XtlXlO IJ-lUXlH, XI0D.  93  Be Cassell Gold ExtiactingCo.;Uinited.  THE McARTHUR-FOEEEST PEOCESS (Cyanide.)  Parlies having rebellious Gold and Silver Ores for treatment and t  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the .precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full, cos is of treatment to the Experimenla.1 Works of the Company; addressed  W.   PELLEW-HARVEY.   F.LC. S.  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS  SUITS, TWEED, PROM US7.CO  SUITS, FANCY WOBSTED, $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.  90  ESTABLISHED 1886.  INCORPORATE     89 &  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  122 CORDOVA  ST./ VANCOUVER,   B. C.  ���������Import"-.* of ii ii <l ivh������lesHl������ drulrrr*" In���������  MINER'S SUPPLIES  Contractor's Outfits. Shelf and Heavy Hardware. . "  J  BAR IRON <������ FIRTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  13-  sxr_?__]_i_.i_!srTE__isri._E!__isrT-  ^r-A._!SrOOTJ-V_EI^.,  IB-   C.  12.  LKAVK KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot, Bay and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Siiturdny  nt 8 ii. in.: Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  " at 7 a.in.  LKAVK NKLSON for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Thursday  and .Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday.and Friday at 4 p.m.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  points and ali outgoing and incoming-trains of  the C.P. R. at Xelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular, is lit throughout by electricity, and  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for tlie comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in cifect 16th May,  1895 subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO/F. HAYWARD  Purser.  .   131 - Master  NOTICE.  The Hall Mines, L'd.  a - .  EJSTG-I3Sr_E]_BI?.S:  IRON FOUNDERS. BOILER MAKERS, *   ' - '  *  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS.   ETC.,  FISH   CANNING   AND   MINING  MACHINERY, HIDRAULIC GIANTS,  * *"���������.*. PIPES AND SINKING   PUMPS  FOR  MINES.  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Eta  HOLE Al'E.NTS FOB IIK.VRV  B. WORTIIIM'TOVS  STEAM   l-HMI'S  A_V������ I.Vl'������_K*OLl/-.  rock i������kili ������:o.-._ steam bock ���������Htii.i.g.  No. 6 Chatham and 7.1 Store Street,  P. 0. DRAWER 12    -    VICTORIA, B. C.   (205)  CANADM PACIFIC BAIL WAT  Shortest anfi Quickest  Pacific Coast and Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago,- Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  E^-TISS _?_____! XiO"W"_������!S_?.  GILKER $ WELLS.  MOEE  HSTIEW  G-OOZDS-  SERGKES,  CHEVOIT8,  TWEEDS.  'PANTS  J  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys'Clothing.  SPECIAL TO T5������m_ TZR-A-IDIEL..--  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 BAT.  -109  TENDERS     IX     WKITIXG   WILL     BE  received up to 15th   of November by the  undcrsigiH'd at.  Nelson, B. C. for sin. plying  I lWJ.no. bushels of cha coal, to   be delivered nt  ; tlie Hull Mines Smelter or on the  cars* at the  ��������� G. 1\ 1'. terminal or wli.-irf.  j    Uids for lot*; of *.,000 bushels each or for the  I whole will be received.  j    The charcoal must be made of alder, birch,  pine or tirwood, - and lender" are required to  ! state of what class of  wood the charcoal will  j be made.  ��������� The lowest or any tender not nccessaiil}* accepted. .      .  , HENRY J_. CIIOASIJAI.E,    ���������  (283) Com. Manager.  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers,, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers of Al! Classes of Machinery. Sawmill and.  Marine Work a Specialty.  "SOUS   MA.N'II-'AVTIIKKKI.   OF   THK  Kendall Band Mill, B. C, Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and -S.ttij.g8  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing Kubber Valves, Rubber .and Leather  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPUMPSFOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Are., VANCOUVER, B. 0.  D.  OARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION.      J. E. W. MACFABLANE  Agent "West Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Ifanawr.  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895.  Greatest Yariety of life. Bail ai Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 1(3.30 o'clock, making close  i connections with Transcontinental t.iahisat Kevelstoke.  I    Befnre buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest.agent. I  J.HAMILTON, H. E. MACDOKELL, G___. _:_L* TLC WI-:. CM! AS.   E  Agents Nelson, >    Trav. Frgt. and Pass. Agt., kelson.      Dist. Pass. Agt. Vancouver J       <143)  My Fall Goods are now arriving'and Hiy  Stock in a. few days will bejcomplete.  n  Every Novelty of the Season, including tbe  "Lee Metford" Army Eifle, Eleys "'Pefra-  raoid" Paper Shells, and tbe ���������'Winchester  Eitle Model,'_S.'t."  Shot Guns from the f;ictorv of W. Ii. Tis-  dall, "W.AV. Gret'ntT, J. 1J. Clabiougl* & ������ro.  and W. Kiclinids  Trappers' Supplies.   - '   Catalogue Just Out?.  .1 J w*-^-*-%_.  VANCOUVER.  Mi

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