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The Miner Sep 21, 1895

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 THE MINES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE E1CHEST IN  AMERICA.  <-A?  //  !i *-**:.  ^  K</v*v.     -  '    *      ' _  //  THE ORES ARE;HIGHiO_lAD]SJ^t^>  GOLD, SILVER, COPPER"  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 266.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, September 21,  1895.  Price Five Gents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.        NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  Sept.-  Silver..  Lead...  NEW  YOltK.  It  .325 .  16  ..(H5J..  .325 ..  17  .oii5.  320 ..  18  .Ml ..  . 320 ...  1!)  .l������fi_i  320  OUE SHIPMENTS.  Auk. 29���������Silver King to Omaha...  Auir. 30���������Noble Five to Pilot Buy..  _9_\Vai Eagle to Prickly Pe:  Aug.  Aug.  TONS  ..   117  ..    20  ..    70  1.7  (Details of recent shipments not yet to hai.d.)  Total shipments since June 1,1805:  Nelson   Ainsworth   Trail Creek (gold ore)  Slocan via Nakusp...  Slocan via Kaslo   BULLION SHIPMENTS.  Proviou.lv reported since June, ISM. ���������  Sept. 14���������Pilot Hay to Aurora, 111   Sept. 18-1'J���������  TONS  2:l)i  1.0  r),"'-->  SWA  llij  7,61'Ji  TONS.  ..l.'il  .. '0  ..    I'D  1,1J1  MINING TltANSFEUS.  NEW   DESVEK.  Al5J������o?_d8tJohn-ABohin  to J D Farrell,  2-it.  Idaho���������G L  Fate c.rt.ilios payment of mort-  an_-*_v AHclmi for _50on ���������.  8\V_slcrn-U T Kirk wood to D D Mann, 1 lor  Western  $150.  Argo Fraction  all. _1.  A^B.U-WHa_ardto  for SI.  W L lilakoly to W Ludlo .v,  D G  McDougall, .},  KhJ*Timber-M Lcndrigen to M McGill'J. $1.  Valliiuoi'-J 1) Tobin to N l^orc'ii. J. ���������������  Violet and Carnatlon-H A McMillan to TO .1  Maim, 1, $550-  ^w^'sioTida.-. Sunshine, Oregon imd  Yakima-J: SkSbal to N D Mtoro, all Mine. J  each of others, SI-  NELSON.  Mr, Paul Johnson, superintendent of  the Hall Mines Smelter arrived from  ���������Salt Lake City on Tuesday. On Wednesday morning after inspecting ' the  work that has been done on the ore bins,  he immediately suspended operations  and knocked all hands off.  It is understood that Mr. Johnson  disapproves of the site chosen for- the  smelter at the bottom of the hill and  will have it placed higher up.  Messrs. J. B. McArthur, John R. Cook  and Tait arrived last evening by special  train from Northport. Today they made  the final payment of $4,500 on the consolidated St. Elmo the property of Geo.  Tunstall and Ed Atherton at Rossland.  Mr. Tait is a capitalist of Philadelphia  and the owner of the Cliff, which adjoins  ihe St. Elmo. He is now interested in  the latter as well, so that the entire property will shortly be consolidated into  one concern.  J 11 Hlackwood. J  &  H  "M,  Mitchell to  A  and option to  Charlotte-0   T Porter .to G  liSiniiire���������E Bowen to A   ..I ,    S9..1  AV  J n'lila-kwood, 1 in  purchase t in each.  September 7���������  Herbert   and  "rffiSlc-'S'llavward to J L Uetallack. as  trSteofor  U^shi.'igton Mining Company, op-  "Mine^ol-cgoit^Momfay.    Sunshine    ������nd  Yakima-ND Moore to W O Yawkcy, all  of  "afvAX^aS' Vtow and Prcscot.-I   W  ^^.t-^ee^o'lfW Bragg,!,?..       *  September 9���������  Hydcrtad-P .7 Sheran to F A VVelk  Piircell-C Glass lot. Norm... -',. ftlOO,  and  Purcull       , ,  Mollio���������J M.Uovom  Wallace, 4. _L,     , ,.   ,    , ,. n...���������,.  Molhe-A Franklin to .1 I-Ouen  Mitt* Franklin to .1  ��������� 1.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  --.���������/^Ss^fTv. Howard, .Donison Mountain,  north fork Salmon Kiver.  Topsy-ll E Pitcher, s.uii,5 ns abo\e-  Uliic Jacket-Sam Klliotl. Lost creek  Eurcka-M 8 Davys, east extension of Lulu.  S Albert-Joc~CamPbell, north fork Salmon K  Victoria���������Win Berwick. T  Our Standard-A Kicl.t.r, Pend d'Oreille R.  . Lost Mine-John Thompson, head Sheep Ck.  Pirton���������J K Turner. Anderson Ck.  Transvaal-K Vv Day, * west of Silver King.  SLOCAN*.  A townsite has been staked out seven  miles up Springer creek by E. Dunn.  Twenty-seven men are at .work on  the Rueccau. A tunnel is to be run  to cut the Goodenough lead.  Several mines are competing for the  honour of sending the first carload  over the Kalso Slocan Railway.  Tbe owners of the Washington will  probably erect, a concentrator im-  tmediately. Estimates are now being  asked for.  Preparations fur the erection of the  Slocan Star Concentrator have been  commenced. It will be connected with  the mine by an 1800 foot trattrway.  Shipments of ore will be made from  Springer creek this winter. Several  claim owners tired of the delay of the  government in building trails will commence the work themselves. The  owners of. the Slocan City townsite  have given several lots to these enterprising people.  LB ROI PAYS A DIVIDEND.  The History of  the  Mine,  Velvet.  Shareholders on  TRAIL.  September 20��������� ' ,  Dclmar-N Fitzstubbs, S slope  Staglcap Mt.  NEW DENVBK."  September 2���������  New Hrunswick-  Pricklie Hornot-  -Mrs. Estabrook, Finnell ck.  B M Wallace, Sandon creek  Puncher-J-M Harris, joins ltuoccau group.  Dolly Vardcn 3-J Longstatl', Springer creek.  King David-D A Uoss. Carpenter creek.  Robert U-G M So Kclle, Ton "Mile creek.  Florence C���������N D Moore,  . Alma L-L A Moore,  ��������� Friend���������A Thompson.'F-ight Mile creek.  LiWJack-J Wcathcrill, Eight Mile creek.  Itussell-L Anderson, Springer creek.  St Charles^. dX' Eight Mile creek.    ,  No?9-C!McN choll ot al. Eight Mile creek.  Silver Tip 2-D McLennan et al, DiiytonMeek  Prescot2- \] ���������  Lake View 6���������  ��������� Florence 3-A P McDonald, Dayton creek.  ��������� Monkland��������� " ������������������ ..  - . S KoXbStcr-H  Sclji.lt.,   Lemon  creek.  Great Falls-G M SoUelle,    ..  'Victoria���������W" B Young,  Lots at Trail are selling freely  and,, fetching from $200 up. A new  hotel is nearly finished. A hardware  store is going to be piit up at once.  Many foundations for other buildings  iii'.; prepared and are waiting for luru-  her of which a large quantity is ordered.  The contractors for building the  smelter are advertising for 300 men  and 10,000 cords of wood. The building is going to be rushed.. It.must be  remembered that itisput tip mainly tb  treat the ore which the "Montana Ore  Purchasing Co. has contracted to take  from the Le Roi, 75,000 tons in four  years, equalling about 50 tons a day.  Since the new machinery was put in  at the mine the output has been about  1C0 tons a day. ,'  September 7���������  Littlo Giant-  Hear Lake.  September !)������������������        ,   ,- ���������    . .������_,  londa-B Carter ot al, Springer creek.    -  SluKlVn-C E SmithcringalcTcn Mile creek  - Daisv 3-A P Anderson, Carpenter creek.  Silverton Boy-W II Kobertson lour Mile.  Chanccry-G Simmons, Eight Milo creek.  Crossfcll-K Ewin, Eight.Milo,creek.  O'Kanagan 2-J Ilammcll, Springer creek.  September 10��������� . '  ���������   Hnrper-H Gillette, Springer  creek.  Century���������II L Arnold, ;  Knipireo-R Gillette;  Forty-tlve Ninety���������J A Mara,  STlap"cJLcaf::A P McDonald, Dayton creek."  THE TIGER MINE CLOSED DOWN.  Burke, Idaho : The Tiger mine closed  dowu at midnight on the 18th inst.,  throwing 125 men out of employment.  The management - states that the shut-,  down is for an indefinite period, and  that nothing will be done except a little  development work in sinking tbe shaft,  and the keeping of the mine clear cf  water. Following so closely upon the  ��������� suspension of operations in the Poorman,  this announcement has baa a depressing  effect upon the .canyon. In all, nearly  200 men are laid off by the closing of the  two mines. Some of the boys seem unable to realize the change, and continue  spending their money as if pay day was  just ahead as ��������� in- the good old days.  Through all the adversities of the past  three years, when the mining industry  was depressed in ail parts of the country,  the Poorman and Tiger have kept jogging along with the old-time wages aud  the old-time pay roll, and there has always been a fair degree of good times in  Burke Now, however, the condition-*  seem to be reversed. Wardner and Mul-  lan are awakening from ��������� their long  lethargy, while Burke finds itself without  a payroll. Hope is expressed that the  suspension will not loug continue, but  no one seems to know what are the plans  of the owners of the mine3 and by some  it is doubted whether they know themselves when work will be resumed.  PILOT BAY.  The smelter at Pilot Bay closed down  temporarily on Tuesday,  About 30 men, nearly the whole  staff", of the Blue Bell mine were paid  off on Tuesday only about five hands  being kept on. It appears tbat the  men were not satisfied with the  food supplied at their boarding house  and sent a petition to Mr. Hendryx  complaining' of it. ^ Mr. Hendryx  is.said-to-have-tried thefoodandfound  it good enough for himself and he  therefore considered it good enough  i'or anyone else. Accordingly he at  once paid off all who were discontented. Oil the other hand the men who  now find themselves leftout in the cold  claim that they were promised support in their petition from high quarters, but when Mr. Hendryx's view of  the situation became apparent,- this  support was not forthcoming and they  found themselves in the position ofthe  cats paw. The matter is to be regretted as it may cause unpleasantness between employers and their1 then which  could probably have been avoided by a  little open and honest talk. .   -  THE AFRICAN BOOM.  A London cablegram says: The  financial madness which". began to  spread among the English public last  spring reached what is probably its'  culminating stage last week. Never  during the present generation has  there been.such an amazing display of  insane folly and recklessness in speculation as is'now being witnessed. The  Smith Africa and West Australia mining craze has grown until hundreds of  millions of dollars have been poured  into all manner of enterprises by the  general public. Most of the schemes  are advanced by Barney Barnato,  whose fame is now. world wide. He has  been so successful that his name is sufficient to draw millions from the  pockets of the gain-thirsting public  without other guarantee. The sum  which this man has been able to draw  into the treasuries of his enterprises, in  the form of popular subscriptions; has  now amounted to the amazing total of  $150.C_0,000. His last coup is the most  astonishing, possibly, in financial history. He put on the market last Monday the stock of the Barnato Banking,  Mining and Estate Corporation, L'u.  No prospectus was issued or- any statement of constitution, objects or management of the institution. One or  two preliminary deals were made with  svndicates, whose members cleared  more than ������10,000,000 in a single day  by unloading on the public. Demands  for shares of this bank, when offered  on the stock exchange on Monday,  seemed limitless. Five dollar1 shares  sold in immense quantities before business closed at ������22. This is equivalent j  to a capitalization of $75,000,-00 of an ;  undefined financial institution, which J  has   hardly   begun ��������� business.   Men of i  At a meeting of the directors of the  Le Roi Mining Company in Spokane  on Tuesday last a dividend was declared of $25,000, or 5 cents per- share.  Judge George Turner, who has lately  directed the active management of the  company's property, resigned from  the presidency to take the position of  general manager, and his brother,  Colonel W. W. D. Turner, was elected  in his place. Colonel Turner is the  largest individual stockholder in th'e  company. The dividend will be paid  through the Traders' National bank.  "We are not iiiaking any promises/"  said Colonel Turner last night, but we  hope to declare a dividend monthly  from now on. We have'40,000 tons of  ore in sight, and even if all development work were stopped now, we  would have enough ore to keep us running for a year with an average output of 100 tons daily."  Nearly four-fifths of the 500,000  shares of the Le Roi are held in Spokane,  about 100,000 shares being owned in  Danville 111. The principal owners are  George Turner, Colonel W. W. D.  Turner, Col. I. N. Peyton, W.J. Harris,  Colonel W. Mi Ridpath, D. W. Henley, L. F. Williams and Major Armstrong. Other stockholders here are  Judge Binkley, Judge Blake, Ed San  ders and Frank Graves.  HISTORY OF THE MINE.  The Le Roi mine was one of the first  locations in the Trail camp. Joe Morris and Joe Bourgeois discovered the  iron. dutcroppings of the group that  has since become famous, and took  samples of the ore to Nelson. The returns were discouragingly low, and  they weie inclined to drop the discoveries, when they met E. S. Topping  who was running a little store there,  and who was favourably impressed  wit h the ore and the accounts the men  gave of the ore bodies. Bourgeois and  Morris weie strapped, and offered Topping his pick of the locations if he  would pay the recorder's fees for the  other claims. He accepted the offer,  went down to Trail creek, and after  looking over the ground selected the  Le Roi. I  A few months later Topping camo.  down to Spokane and was showing  some of the ore around the city. He  met the Turners, Col. Peyton. George  Forster and others, and they liked the  appearance of the ore, and after having  careful assays made, took a bond for  10-30ths of the mine, the consideration  being named at $10,000. Later others  were taken in, the bond was bought.  9-16ths more were purchased from Topping, and the property was capitalized  at $500,000. Tliat was live or six years  ago, and since then, through good  timeS)and hard, the owners have kept  pegging away���������building roads, putting  in machinery, doing development  work, and standing generally the  brunt of opening up the now famous  Trail creek district. To date they have  taken out and expended $150,000. The  ore extracted has just about paid for  the mine and al! improvements,, and  yesterdayJs_divjdend_i.s___H_.tit_th_e_boys_  call "velvet." Naturally there was"a  great deal of good feeling among the  owners last night.  SHIPMENTS OF ORE. ���������    .  ' Since the company recently put in  its fine new plant it has been shipping  3000 tons per month. It pays for  freight charges and treatment $11.50  S?rton, buthasacontract with Heinze,  reen and others who are building the  lCD-ton matteing plant at Trail Landing, under which they are to take the  ore at the bins after October-1 and  treat it for $11 per ton. In view of the  near approach,of this more advantageous arrangement, the company -will  not make such extensive shipments, to  the other smelters for the next two  weeks.'   *' -      ~  Most of the ore is now going to (he  Everett smelter. Two hundred have  just been shipped "to Deadwood, to be  used in an-experiment with the ores  there, and some has also been shipped  to Tacoma. The ore is in sharp demand by the smelters because of its  heavv percentage of iron.  - The new machinery, works to perfection, and enables the company- to  double its yield with slightly increased  expense. The new 100-ton boiler consumes less than two-thirds as much  wood as was consumed by the old S0-  tori boiler. Wood sells for $2 a cord,  and pine and cedar are chiefly used:  Some fir and tamarack'are burned, but  they have to be brought some distance  over mountain roads, while the pine  and cedar are taken right from the  property of the company.  . "The mine is now clown 375 feet, and  the shaft is going down in ore," said  Colonel Turner last night. "We shall  continue on down to thi-500-foot level."  The company has just bought a diamond drill to be used in prospecting  underground. It cost $2,000 and will  be run.by electricity. It will drill 30  feet in 24 hours and will save a good  deal of dead-development work.   ..  The hotel and boarding house are  lighted by electricity, the company  having its own dynamos. Two arc  lights are in front of the hotel and  there is an electric light in every bunk  room The purpose is to light the  mine also with electricity, and the  company will still have enough power  and to spare for the diamond drill.  the advance in wageuof the coke workers  in the Corneilsville region of Pennsylvania, which amounted to 15 per cent,  and came into force on April 1 last. The  immediate effect of this advance was to  send up the price of blast furnace coke  from $1 to ���������1.35 per ton. This com:  pelled an increase in the price of pig iron  and all forms of manufactured iron and  steel.  The followingare the advances in price  from March 1st to the end of_ August :  Bessemer pig'iron, from $9.95 to 816 ;  Bessemer billets, from 814.80 to $23:  gray forge pig, from $8.95 to $12.50;  merchant bar iron from $ .95 to $1.30.  INTERNATIONAL ATHLETICS.  LOCAL   NEWS.  The international contest between the  London aud New York Athletic clubs in  what are known as track athletics takes  place in New York to-day. We hope to  receive the results by wire so that the  people of Nelson will not be behind the  rest of the world in getting the news  about which so much interest centres at  present. There is no doubt that the  visiting team is under a great disadvantage. Many of the best men are quite  unable to spare the cime required, which  is at the least a mouth. For instance,  Fry, the English long jump champion,  is prevented from going. The English  team consists of C. A. Bradley, A R.  Downer, G. B. Shaw, W. J. Oakley, W.  Fitz-Herbert, W. Mendelson, R. Williams,  G. F. Robertson, G. Jordan, F. S. Horan  and W. E. Lutyens. The schedule of  events is as follows (first place only to  count, dead heats to count one-half and  the number of competitors in each event  to be limited to two from each club).:  One hundred yards, 220 yards, quarter  mile, half mile, mile, three mile, 120  yards hurdles, high jump, broad jump,  hammer and shot. The following are the  bests on record at present: One hundred  yards, Bradley, 1893,10 seconds (uphill);  _40 yards, TiDdall, 1889, 42^ secouds;  mile, T.P. Conneff (America) 1893, 4 min.  17 4-5 sec; 3 mile, S. Thomas, 1893,14  min. 24 sec; loug jump, Fry, (England)  1893, Reber (America) 1891. 23 feet 6^  ino. es ; standing high jump, Schwauer,  1892, 5 feet 3J<f inches. Another contest  is also coming off in New York between  Cambridge and Yale. It will be remembered that last year Yale went over to  England aud there competed with Oxford. The results were very close. Oxford  won '5J_ points to Yale's 3J^, one event  (high jump) being a tie. Both Universities won 4 seconds and 4 thirds.  NEWS   OF   THE WORLD.  MINING  NOTES.  Dan McGillivray is considering the  question'o'putting iu a line of railway  from Trout Lake to the Northeast Arm.  Mr. Cuppage, a nephew, of the Hon.  Forbes G. Vernon, has been appointed  constable and recorder at Osoyoos, in the  place of Mr. Bullock Webster, who has  been promoted to the position of chief of  police at New Westminster.  A trial shipment of ore from the  Smuggler mine at Fairview has, according to the Advance, give the net returo  of $143.70. The paper does not mention  the size of the shipment, nor whether  the return is per ton���������two very important  matters. The result, however, is considered so satisfactory that Mr. T. Elliott, the owner of the property, has decided to put in a Crawford mill to treat  the ore. -  It is probable that a smelter will be  built at Midway. Mr. S. S. Fowler, who  wa~s~iiistfumental_iri"the^building"of"the"  Golden smelter, has been examining the  Boundary" Creek camps for "some- time  and has made a favorable report to his  employers. An arrangement has been  made between Mr. Fowler, as the representative of an Eastern syndicate, aud the  owners of the Midway townsite,. to commence the erection of a smelter within 6  months, receiving in return a portion of  the town site.  Mr. and Mrs. Mara left for Revelstoke and Kamloops on Tuesday.  The Nelson Sawmill Company are  calling for tenders for cutting and  delivering sawlogs.  A meetiug of the South Kootenay  Board of Trade is called for Mondav  afternoon at 3.30 p. m.  A notice in another column announces the adjournment ofthe county  court at Nelson, Kaslo and Rossland  to further dates in November.  Mr. W. J. Goepel, recorder of Nelson, returned from Victoria on Tuesday, having finished the work of auditing the accounts of the Supreme Court.  The old Spokane, now turned into a  barge, was launched from thc ways on  Tuesday. " She is to be emDloyed in  bringing material for the Kaslo railway from Bonner's Ferry.  H. M. Foster, who for the last year  has been carrying on the business of a  boat builder at the foot of the- city  wharf, sold out on Thursday to Harold  C. Elliott, of Victoria.  Mr. Arthur Sherwood and Miss  Crickmay, both well known in Nelson,  were married in Vancouver last Saturday. We understand that the young  couple will shortly ctake up their residence in Nelson. ������������������  The ladies of the English church who  held stalls at the recent bazaar had a  meeting on Wednesday to decide what  to do with the profits, amounting to  about $151. It was decided to spend  the money in painting the church.  Many Americans dwelling amongst  us here in Kootenay who were backing  the Defender have refused to accept  their winnings. This shows that the  spirit of their British ancestors is alive  within them, possibly revived by their  association with us.  Mr. Sussman, who was here a good  deal during the summer, representing  the Kansas City Smelting .Company,  has left the service of that company  and is now in the employ of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company. He is  ab present in Rossland. )'  The Spokesman-Review is the  authority for saying that Mr. James  Anderson, the popular purser of the  S.S. Nakusp, is about to leave the  service of the Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Company. Mr. Anderson, it is understood, will go into  business ab Rossland as a banker.  On leaving Nelson last Saturday the  members of the B. C. Board, of Trade  went on the s. s. Ainsworth to Pilot Bay.  After inspecting the smelter they went  to the Blue Bell and then on to Kaslo  arriving there late in the evening. On  Monday they started for Three Forks going as far aB the 17 Mile House on the  Kaslo-Slocan| Railway. The weather  unfortunately was as bad as it could be.  A man named Sherwood, who is suffering from fever at the hospital, during his delirium on Tuesday night;  opened a window on the upper Hooi  and deliberately threw himself to the  ground. He broke a leg and received  other injuries, and it was thought  that he could not possibly pull  through. But thank's to the care aud  attention of Dr. Arthur, as well as ol  the hospital matron, he was reported  as doing well.  CIIUKCH NOTICES.      .     -  Sunday, September 22, 1805.  Chukch of England. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. rn. Holy Communion after morning service.  Presbyterian Church. Services  at 11 a. m. arid? p. in. Sunday.School  (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8  p. in.   =  Catholic Cut-Hen. - Services first  and second Sundays of the month at  Nelson.  Mass at 10.30. Vespers at 7.30.  Methodist Church, Hume's Hall,  Vernon Street. Services at 11 a. m.  and at 7.130 p. rn. Morning subject:  "Courage." Evening subject: "Making God Weary."  PROVINCIAL.  A new postofiice known as Sidleyls  opened at Anarchist Mountain.  A joint stock company ia being organized to erect and operate a first class  hotel at Kxmloops.  The townsite of Thomson's Landing at  the head of the northeast arm of Upper  Arrow Lake bas been sold to Major Hey-  ward for $12,000. Its name is to be  changed to Selkirk.  At Vancouver a scheme is again on  foot for the erection of a smelter. This  will be done if the city can be induced to  bonus it. A company with a capital of  $100,000 i. also being incorporated to  build a dock and marine railway. It  would appear that a much larger sum  will be required for the purpose.  CANADIAN.  Sir Henry Irving opened his Canadian  tour at Montreal last week. The first  piece was Faust. ;  The death is announced at Quebec of  Antoine Plamondon, the first Canadian painter to study tinder the great  European masters, aged 93 years.  Four nuns of the general hospital  Quebec, including a sister ot Sir A. P.  Caron and three novices, leave by the  steamship Scotsman for Natal, South  Africa.  The sheriff of Montreal is suing for  8500,000, alleged to be due by Montreal  and the suburban towns St. Henry antl  Ste. Cunegonde, to the local government.  The amounts are said to.be monies due  since 1867, collected in fines and improperly expended.  Joseph Laroche and a friend named  Duval, spent the evening in company  with Miss Hermine Vanier and Miss  Alexina Cadieux, at the house of the first  named lady's father, in St. Therese, Que.  About midnight, in saying good-bye, Laroche picked up a guu. not knowing it  was loaded, and (minted it at Duval, and  exclaimed: "I will kill yon." Duval  dodged his head and the gun went off.  -Miss Cadieux, who stood behind him, received the contents in the face and dropped dead on the flour. "  FOREIGN.  The   ravages of cholera are   causing ,  many deaths In Hawaii.  Mrs. Langtrey is bringing a suit for  divorce from her husband in California.  The St. Leger was won by Lord Rose-  bery's Sir Visto, the winner of this years  Derby.  Messrs. Fox, Clinch'& Co., corn mer-*  chants of Gloucester, have failed, with  a liability of ������200,000.  The Minnesota Iron Co. has decided to  increase the wages of its employes by  from 20 to 25 per cent.  Active measures are being taken in  San Francisco to prevent the introduction of cholera from Hawaii.'  . Dispatches from Madagascar admit  that over 3000 French soldiers have died  of fever since the beginning of the war,  . A snake charmer while exhibiting at a.  .mall town in Pennsylvania was bitten  by a rattlesnake and died in a few hours.  THE KOOTENAY MINES.  The pamphlet which we have been  preparing for some little time and ol  which   a, portion   appeared  .in our  BBITISH .COLUMBIA IN LONDON.  7th,  - the  The Mining Journal, of Sept.  quotes from another letter to  Tiroes on mining development in  British Columbia, besides that written  by Mr. Wollev. lb is, therefore not  unreasonable to suppose that this  country is beginning to attract some,  little attention in London. But with  the whole country raging with the  South African fever the comparatively  still small voice of B. C. is scarcely  noticed.  columns is issued to the public to-day.  The edition is limited to 1,500 copies,  and orders have already been received  for GC0.  lt has been found impossible to condense into its pages a complete account  of all the mining properties of this  section. To do this would have required the publication of a bulky volume.  We have, therefore, endeavored to  give a general account of the whole  district and have selected for special  mention such mines as ate characteristic or typical of the Kootenay,  Tables .are added which show the  amount of ore shipped and give other  indications of the volume of mining  business carried on, so that it is hoped  it will give; what it claims to,.be, an  accurate'sketch of Kootenay of to-day.  convicted of being  recent massacres at  executed   there this  Seven persons  concerned in the  Ku Cheng were  week. ,  Mr. Henry M. Stanley, the eminent '  explorer,-wilPedit "Illustrated Africa"-'  in association of Bishop Wm. Tuckei,  of New York. .  . Mark Twain has arrived in Sydney  on his round the world lecturing tour.,,  He was unable to lecture at Honolulu  on account of the cholera.  ��������� Lord    Beaumont,   who"   had    been  shooting on his Yorkshire estate, was ������  found dead with his head shattered. It  is supposed that his gun was accidently  discharged as he was crossing ^a style.  , .There is a^vague rumor, current in  Berlin that a North German-Lldyd  steamship has been sunk and,150 persons drowned. The rumor does not  state the name of the vessel or the  locality of accident, but enquiries are  being made.  Captain C, E. Bancroft and Miss  Margaret Kendall have been married  in London. The mothers of the bride  and bridegroom respectively are Madge  Robertson and Marie Wilton, two of  the most famous actresses of the day;.'  Their father's are scarcely less"  renowned.  The Daily-Telegraph published a telegram dated Uganda, Sept. 5th, which  states.that 100 of Stokes' followers  were: shot by Belgian troops after  Stokes had been executed. - Stokes, it  will be remembered is an Englishman, ���������*  who was hanged by the Belgians for  alleged participation in the slave trade,  and whose execution has since.formed.  the subject of negotiations between  the British Government and Belgium.  CAPITAL COMING.  THE CONTRACT LET.  THE IRON BOOM.  '���������Bradstreets'' calls attention to the  boom that is now existing in the iron-  steel trade.   No such advance could be  finance, who are not infested bvthL. .     .      .  ,        ,       -.,,,-  strange madness, are wondering now , foreseen as has taken place in the last si..  how soon the crash will come. i months.   The present revival dates from  Ottawa: Messrs. Leon Norman,  Fred Masters and J. II. Clemes, three  English gentlemen representing a  number of syndicates with a large  amount of .British capital at their  back, are in the city, en route for  British Columbia. They bring letters  of introduction from the high com-  mis-sioner and leading members of the  government here. These gentlemen  will proceed to the Coa.b Monday for  the purpose of looking into mining  prospecrs in British Columbia and reporting on them as a future field for  the investment of British capital.  A SLOCAN DIVIDEND.  It will be a surprise to many to learn  that the Slocau Star mine has paid a  dividend, not because the miue is not  rich enough to pay several, but because  it is scarcely possible to conceive that so  notable a fact can torso long have escaped  public notice. The company which owns  theKlocauStarhasalways been looked upon as a private concern. Its head quarters  are away somewhere in the United States,  in AViscousin we believe. _ Mr. Byron White  is open and communicative enough about  all matters connected with- the development of the mine, but' he is naturally  reticent about finances. It speaks well  for the" good taste of the newspaper men  of the Kooteuay that this'l great fact has  so long remained a secret. They hesitated to enquire about matters which were  considered as the private affairs of Mr.  White and his partners."  " As a matter of fact the mine paid a 10  per cent, dividend, amounting to 850,000,  on August 1st.  llTlie miue is in  an  advanced stage of  j development, the ledge being trpped at  I four different levels.   Tiie immense body  i of ore in sight is  too   well known to re-  j quire further notice.   But all this work  ; has beeu paid for as ^well as the original  j cost  of   the  property.   A  considerable  ; sinking fund has also beeu established  j and the'presect dividend is the legitimate  I profit after a long period of preparation  ! and careful finance.  ]    The company has commenced breaking  I ground for the erection of a 100-ton coii-  ; centrator and the contract for putting in  \ a flume ��������� and   a   tramway   1800  feet in  ! length from the mine to the concentrator,  j has been let to the Porter Bros.  Tne yiocan Star will presently have the  ' termini  of the Nakusp _: Slocan and the  Kaslo-Slocan at its very* doors, thus giv- j mails out. by Spokauefof three or fouling it the advantage of choice of routes, I months every winter.  For  the.   Extension   of the C. P. It.' to the  Arrow Lakes.  On the 17th inst., at Revelstoke, Mr.  H. Abbott, the General Superintendent  pf the Pacific division of, the Canadian  Pacific Railway, accepted the tender  of Mr. D. McGillivray for the extension of the company's branch line to  the head of the Arrow Lake. The contract calls for the completion of the  work by tbe end of November, to do  which a very large number of men will],  '.have to be employed.  By this extension the company hopes  to be able to keep open its connection  with the Slocan mines via the Nakusp  & Slocan Railway all the winter. If  this can be done it means the keeping  up of our communications with the  rest of Canada direct all the year  round,' instead of having to send"our THE MINER, NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER _i,  1895  BOHEMIAN1 UPS^-AIMD  DOWNS.  'Way up in a garret IurJi  Just a few feet from tlio sky  Dwell I in'Bohemia.   ���������  What care I for aught below?  There have I nor friend nor foe;  Pity I tho struggling throng  Whilo I live my life of song  Up here in Bohemia.  'Tween jay teeth my brier root-  Best of friends, since always mute,  Rare thing in Bohemia.  Upward as tlie thick snioko curls  What care I for simp'ring girls?  Love is weak; rny pipe is strong.  Why for love, then, it tlio song  Sung here in Bohemia?  Oft my littlo songs fall fltit.  Hungry?   What caro I for that.  Fasting in Bohemia?  Put my only coat iu pawn,  Livo on that and still sing on,  Puff my pipo and think I've dined���������  Barmecidul feasts I find  Often in Bohemia.  Haply, then, my rhymelcts tako  With a check my fast to break,  ' Feast w*e in Bohemia  Round the corner of the block,  Sign, o'erhoad a crowing cock.  Mug of beer and sandwich fine,  What caro -we how nabobs dine,  Feasting in Bohemia?  Friends have I some three or four-  Quito enough, for who has more.  In or out Bohemia?  With theni joy is always young; ���������  Grief is but ii' song that'R sung.  Live we, laugh we debonair,  Skies are bright and winds are fair  Always in Bohemia.  . E. Campbell in Kate Field's Washington.  THE DOOMED SKATER.  We had cast our lot, my twin brother  and myself, in the roughest township of  tipper Canada.    Twenty years are in  ' their graves since then���������20 years rung  out and rung in by the clang of the  woodman's ax���������and still that township  lies in the heart of its primeval forest.  Clotted woods overhang the solitary yil-'  lage, composed of a few log huts, night-  .    ly drenched as  with   a death   sweat  . from the malaria of the swamp. But we  came, young and impressionable, from  the old country on a venturous quest  after fortune, and the disheveled wilderness of thicket had its charms for us.  ' A river reft the huge tangle of the  "Woods with its dark, sluggish waters,  which crept and oozed in among decay-  . ing trees on either side.    Banks there  were none, and the bleached skeletons  of the rotten trees alone marked off tk*  :" channel of the river from the dark fen,  fetid with myriad impurities. Such was  the aspect of the melancholy Scugog.  Our village was by no means a large  one.    The scattered, huts which made it  np had  been knocked together  hy a  sprinkling of hardy, pioneers on a solitary bluff which repelled the river from  its base and gave the fearless settlers  some ground of vantage over the surrounding swamp.   There was not, how-,  ever, much cleared ground���������nay, very  little. Everywhere we were hemmed in  by battalion afte^ battalion of monoto-  x nous trees. As for our fellow settlers, we  found them of a piece with the country  .   ���������rough and hardy, as they had need  to be who 20 'years ago colonized the  Songog.  We were twins, Jack and I, bnt otherwise unlike. He was a fine fellow. I  acknowledged his supremacy and rejoiced in his bold, free spirits. From  his childhood he had been the most impulsive creature that ever pointed a  moral for headlong" youth. Ever in  scrapes and difficulties, but never to his  dishonor, Jack fought one-half his acquaintances iuto loving him, which the  test did of their own free will, and my  heart still warms involuntarily toward  . .the wild,, impulsive boy, with his,headstrong soul all agog for mischief.  I confess I was somewhat dismayed  by the aspect of our new country. Fresh  from the sunny lanes of Kent and the  loved circle at home, could it be other*  -t-wise?-But-as for-Jack; he was-in rap-"  .". tnres with everything that disquieted  . me.   Nothing was more charmingly romantic than our hut on the bluff and  no river conld equal the brown, melancholy Scngog.  We did not. settle down to the regulation life cf the settler all at once. We  determined to sip the nectar of life on  the Scugog, if indeed there was any of  that - ambrosial draft to be drained in  the township. The fascination of the  ' swift, canoe kept us, almost constantly.  on the. dark, mysterious river, and, in  truth,1 there was scarcely any other oct-  let from our dwelling save on its waters. By day- we fished, and we shot  from our frail skiffs, and by night,when,  the moon was up, we would paddle  them in her silvery wake.  I havo said that a few rough settlers  " formed our society on tho Scugog.  Among them were some half breeds���������a  species of degenerate Indian���������who had  sunk from the dignity of forest life to  the servitude and buffeting of the white  settlers. They were lazy, good for nothing fellows, except in tho matter of  fishing or shooting, wherein they were  proficients. We found them useful in  giving instruction in the canoe life of  our river home. I preferred, for my own  part, to go pretty much by myself on  our water excursions.. Jack, however,  ' had no such idea of placid enjoyment,  and speedily leaving me to my aquatio  reveries he hired a hang dog looking  scoundrel named Olier to assist him in  the management of his canoe. I'am'no  great disciple of,. Lavater, but I never  liked that half breed. All theso dregs of  Indian nobility are sallow, blear eyed  creatures, with" a world of cunning, but I  this follow w as'chief of them all for ev- j  ery repulsive trait.' Of .course. Jack ridiculed my sentiments about his new  servitor. He was a match for half a  dozen���������20 fellows like Olier, he said,  and it was all right, and I was not to  bother my head about him.  It wasgetting late in the fall. The  Indian summer���������that beautiful dream  ' of loveliness���������had restored to ns in  evanescent beauty the glories of a.-.Cai_a-  dian autumn. The forests were as gay  with color as a herald's tabard, and the  air was yet balmy with the. lingering  sweetness of summer. One exquisite  evening, born of one of these lovely  days, I was listlessly smoking .as I Lay  on tlie top of the bluff, Vacantly sketching homo landscapes in the dark Scugog  rolling beneath. A canoe shot round the  bend of the river below the village!' It  was paddled by a' solitary fifKce, who  turned out to be Jack. I knev he had  gone down the Scugog to fish along with  Olier, but now no half breed squatted in  the opposite end of tho canoe. A vague  dread seized upon me as Jack, funning  his little bark sheer up the bank, shouldered his paddle and ruarched up to me.  "How now, Jack? What have you  done with your charming companion?"  I inquired, disguising my conjectural  fear.  "Gad! I don't know," replied my  brother, sitting down oriental fashion  beside jho.  "Not know?"  "Not a bit,'' was his answer. "How  should I bo acquainted with all the ins  and outs of. that Rosamond's bower?"  Hero ho indicated as much forest with  his arms as would have made a few  thousands of the bower in question.  "Oh, I perceive. He's gone tracking  deer or something of that sort," said I,  immensely relieved by Jack's manner.  Thero was a slight pause. My fears returned. I felt there was something  wrong. ���������  "Well," said Jack, "I'll toll yon. I  don't seo why thero need be any secret  about it. You wero quite right about  that Olier, you were. He's a good for  nothing fellow and coolly refused this  afternoon to paddle me when I wanted  to go down the river a bit farther than  nsnaL"  "And you?"  "I ran the canoe upon a yard of bank  ���������whether an island or not I cannot tell  ���������gave the insolent rascal a good bastinado with tho paddle and set him  ashore.''  "Good heavens!" I exclaimed, with  horror. "Don'tyou know, Jack���������haven't  yon sense enough to understand���������that  these Indian fellows are vindictive to  the last degree; that they will never  forget or forgive a.blow?"  "Pooh!" said he, getting np quite  merrily and marching homeward, saying over his shoulder: "Oh, don't you  bother yourself! Olier will be down on  his marrow bones tomorrow, see if he  isn't. Besides, I owe him half a dollar. "  Tomorrow came, unfruitful with the  half breed's- submission. The story got  abroad among the huts, and the old settlers, who know their man, shook their  heads ominously and boded no good to  my impulsive brother. However, two  days passed harmlessly, during which  Jack and I fished and shot together.  Olier had not reappeared, and I began  to breathe more freely. Doubtless he  had left the district. He was an unsettled fellow, at any. rate, and had no  property or tie in the village to tempt  his stay.  Twenty miles below the village the  dark Scugog whitens into rapids and is  hurled with gigantic power over a lofty  precipice. Iliad often wished to see the  falls, but it had been hitherto impossible to accomplish * the distance by my  single arm. At last my wish waa to be  gratified. A shooting party was made  np by some of the villagers, and at my  urgent request I was included. The arrangement was to spend a night at the  falls, camping out on the bank, and return the following day. Instead of canoes we were to sail down in a large  flat bottomed boat, termed in Canadian  parlance a scow. Strange to say, Jack  did not care about going, saying that he  would enjoy himself more in his own  canoe, and as we were already crowded  for room we did not press him to change  his resolution.  '- Our expedition had little in it noteworthy. The river for over 20 miles-  sail remained'the same monotonous,  melancholy Scugog, never varying for  the space of a hand. Not a vestige of  clearance was there between our village  and the~fallsrno._a glimpse "of "bank:  The trees lined theiwaters like a wall,  and save the wild game no one ever tried  to force a way through their close knit  ranks, woofed at the base by a table of  unwholesome verdure. This aspect I  had stern reason for remembering. The  only bright * thing was the patch of  cloudless blue sky seen at the extremity  of this long reach of wood and water.  Over all brooded the in tensest silence.  No bird trilled us a. single song; all  was still save for tho. lugubrious woodpecker, which, perched on a rotting  tree, hammered its hollow sides with  its beak. Tap, tap, tap! It was a most  unearthly sound:  We had seen the stupendous falls in  their lonely majesty and were steering  homeward in our scow. As wo neared the  villago again, distant only some five or  six miles, the sun was sinking behind  the tree horizon. A slight blue hazo  bathed tho long reaches of tho river with  ineffable softness aud beauty. Wo voyaged on a liquid field of. cloth of gold.  But ever and again, marring rny intense  perception of its. loveliness, came the  ghastly tap, tap, tap of the woodpecker.  I could, not resist a chilly sensation of  horror as I listened to the measured cadence echoing through the solitude. It  sounded like a coffin maker hammering  at his dismal task. A relief suggested  itself. Some - of my companions were  French Canadians and the evening before had cheered our bivouac with some  gay refrains of sunny France. I asked  them for a stave, bnt I said nothing  about the woodpecker, whose note I  wished them to drown. A strong chorus  soon vanquished tho bird of ill omen  and rang up the vaulted river. I recollect tho strain well. * It was a favorite  voyagers' ditty, sung to tho dash of the  oar*. '  Suddenly the song lulled, and again I  shuddered as I heard tho reverberating  tap, tap of the ominous bird aloft on a  spectral fir. My companions had ceased  rowing, too, and called my attention to  a canoe which was floating down the  river a few yards ahead of ns. They  thought it was a break loose and stood  by to strike a boat hook into it, with  the prospect of a reward fronrthe owner  up at the village. It soon dropped down  to us and came, like the note of that  ghostly woodpecker, tapping against our  skiff. There was a stifled cry of horror  (Continued on Page 4.)  SIMPSON! CO.  Successors to  1 Craii  Huve PurclniHed T. K. Hurry's  Entire Crop of Potatoes,  Amounting to 500 Sacks  Ami Will Sell Them al  $20 PER  TON.  t Local Inflnstry.  isr_EXiSo__sr, ib. o.  NOTICE.  PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby (-riven, under  authority of the provisions of tho "Land  Act Amendment Act, 1895," that all arrears  upon the pre-emptions or purchases outstanding  ���������>i1r���������!!Ist<!ay o������ f������br'������",y. 1������������, arepayabl.  ���������n fi\ e equal annual instalments, together with  interest on tho unpaid balance at tho rate of 6  per cent, per annum. The first instalment,  together with interest from the 21st day of  jebruary. 1895, is due and must bo paid on or  before tlie .{1st of December, 1895. In default  or such payment immediate steps will be  taken for the cancellation of any records or  agreements concerning such lands.  *v***������ S. GORE  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B. C, August 8, 1895. (191)  (52)  SIMI'SOX A CO., Proprietor*.  Page Ponsford Bros.  HaftUngs Street, Vancouver. B, C.  DIEE0T IMP0ETEES OP ALL HIGH-  GLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FUENISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne'sGloves, Dr. Jaegers  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear,  Scotch   Rugs,   Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  -lire  Insurance   Policy   Act,   1893."   A.  Amended by  the "Fire Inwarance  Policy Amendment Act, I89K."  CLOSING  OUT SALE.  Appleton, Tracy & Co.'s Movement with  a Genuine Gold Filled Case for only  My Entire Stock Must Be Sold. -        Come Early and Secure a Bargain.  *B*E3I������^.I_RI]srC3-   -A.   S_?ECIA.iLT-_T-  CHAS. JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker  and Jeweller.  198  "fcj OTICE is hereby given that His Honour  -*-' the Lieutenant-Governor in Council has  further postponed the commencement of " An  Act to secure Uniform Conditions in Policies of  Fire Insurance," from the 1st. day of August,  1895, until the 1st day of October, 1895.  JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice.  30th July, 1895. (97)  CUMIHGHAM.   &  HINT0N,  44  GOVERNNENT ST., VICTORIA  CONSTRUCTING   ELECTRICIANS,  Contractors for and Dealers in Motors, Dynamos,  Electric   Mining   Machinery   and   Electric  Supplies.  Send for Photos and Specifications of Electric Log   Hauling  Machines.  __inw.i  MAIL OBDERS PUOMrTLY ATTENIIED TO.  THE DIPLOCK  NOTICE  AN EXAMINATION for efficiency in the  practice of assaying, under Section 12 of  the "Bureau of Mines Act, 1895," will be held  during the month of September.  For the ordinary certificates candidates will  be required to pass in practical assaying for  gold, silver, lead [dry assay],' copper andiron,  and also to answer such ordinary questions relating to thc practice of assaying as the examiners may think lit.  A fee of 310 is payable for the ordinary certificate.  For full particulars apply to the Minister of  Mines, Victoria.  JAMES BAKER,  Minister of Mines.  28th August, 1895. 200  X-I-VEITEXJ.  -WHOLESALi: -  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� SOli: A������F.*TS FOB ���������  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Gases,  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine. 125  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour on the Kootenay Outlet,  is ofen 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.  PROCTOR, BUSK 6- WEST,  148 Proprietors.  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that tho undermentioned respective amounts will bv  paid as bounty for tho head of every panther.'  or wolf coyote killed in a settled district of thc  Province on the certilicate of a Justice of'tho  Peace thatsuch animal was killed in' a settlement, and thai the head was produced to and  destroyed by him,' namely :���������  For each panther, seven dollars and fifty  cents ($7.50).  For eacli wolf, two dollars (82.00).  For each coyote, one dollar ($1.00):  By Command.  JAMES BAKER.  Provincial Secretary.  <r_.__v-_.__3 TT-CTIIjLS.)  HUNTING OR SHOOTING  On    thcec   lands    is   FORHTDTiEN.     under  British Columbia Game Laws (Section 25.)  (188) C. "VV. BUSK.   ��������� NOTICE. t--   COURT OF ASSIZE, Nisi  Prius, Oyer  __���������_������.   and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery  will bo held at the Town of Nelson, on Wednesday, the 2nd day of October, 1895. '  By Command  . JAMES BAKER,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Office,  28th August, 1895. (199)  Provincial Secretary's Office,  (26)- 22nd August,  1861.  ������-MINER'S SUPPLIES-^  Thos.Dunn fy Co., Ltd.,  ^7-__.asroo-_T*v_B_=i, _3. a.  Carry a full line of the following goods in stock, wi-... li 1In v -Ifer at rock bottom prices.    Write for quotations before you puiciiase your  season's supplies.  STEEL WIRE ROPE, PULLEY BLOCKS. CHAIN, DRILL STEEL,  PICKS, SHOVELS, AXES. DYNAMITF, FUSE AND CAPS. AND A  GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF HARDWARE, BLACKSMITHS AND  MILL SUPPLIES. 133  Southern Division, District: of  West Kootenay  NOTICE TO TAX PAYERS?  TABLE  Showing: tbe I>ntcn mul Place* of Courts of  of ANHize, >'lsl Prlux, Oyer and Terminer, anil (iencriil <'aol l>cllv������.ry for the  Vear 189S.  FALL ASSIZES.  Clinton Thiirsday.2Cth September  Rich field Monday.. .30th September  Kamloops Monday..." 7th October  Vernon Monday...-.. .14th October  Lytton Friday llth October  Now Westminster...Wednesday.6thNovember  Vancouver Monday... llth'November  V ictoria Tuesday... lilth November  Xamiimo Tuesday...20th November  "Special Assize. 117  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, in,  -*-7 accordance with the Statutes,  that Provincial Revenue Tax and all  taxes levied under the "Assessment  Act" are now due for the year 1805. All  of the above named taxes, collectible  within the Southern Division of the  District of West Kootenay, are now  payable at rny oflice.  Assessed Taxes are collectible at the  following rates, viz:���������  If paid on or before June 30th, 1885���������  One-half of oneper cent, on real pro-'  perty.  Two per cent, on the assessed value,  of wild land.  One-third of one per cent, on personal property.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after June 30th, 1895���������  "Tworthirds. of one per cent, on real  property.  Two and one-half per cent, on the  assessed value of wild land.  One half of one per cent, on personal  property.  ���������Three-fourths of one per cent, on  income.  Provincial revenue tax, $3 for every  male personjover 18 years.  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.'  Kaslo, January. 26th. 18PF 78  Uneasy Sleeps the Man - Who  Has Not Got a Gale. --^Skakespere.  CARPETS I HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNAPS:  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brass fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters.  letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  BR-SSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YARD.  TAPESTRY - - at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES.  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Ctf.  tace"Curtains,"46 cts:rup.  "CheneilleTPo'rtiers,~$2.50 up.  <168)  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $250, with Napkins to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc;.   ~  X37 Cordoya Street, Vancouver;  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Deals only in First-class Goods and Sells at  the Lowest Price.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD:  G-ALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows. Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above goods can be put np in very-small compass for packing and can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents,  D. MCARTHUR & CO..Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,   Rossland.  or direct from George Gale &  Sons, Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. m)  Just Received a Large Consignment of Imported and Domestic Cigars.  Special attention is directed to Good  Cooking Butter at 15c. and Condensed Milk  (October canning) 8 cans for $1.  LENZ & LEISER  9 and 11 Yates Street, Victoria.  v     - "WHOLESALE -.  d-Iotbing, Rents' jfurnisbings, )������tc  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House ia the Trade. .19  til  . .1  -��������� _  * :i  -   <f the miner, nelson; b. c.r satu-rdav, September 2., 1895.  Ulte ffixnzx.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, for one year on receiptof  ��������� - two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  sertedatthe rate of $3per column inch, per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /_��������� cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, audio cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running Jor shorter periods than tar'ee  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate sty'i at  the shortest notice.  AODRHSS  THK MINBRPRINTINQ * PUBLISHING CO  NELSON.    B.C.  TRADE WITH VICTORIA.  The membars of the Victoria Bo_ird  of Trade have come and gone, and a  very surprised lot of men they w<;re.  Nor was surprise tlie only emotion  that animated them. Remorse for  lost opportunities-was there too and  alr-oatixed determination to at once  set about waking up for' lost time.  One or two members of the party, determined to let no grass grow under  their feet, proceeded at once to do  business. Their efforts set at rest the  disputed question whether it is possible  for Victorian merchants to sell goods  in the Kootenay. More than one of  our visitors goes back with orders for  several thousand dollars worth of  goods in his pocket. There may be  lines in which they cannot trade, but  there certainly are many in which  they can.  A not unlikely outcome of the visit  will be the establishment of wholesale  warehouses in Nelson. It is recognized  that a quantity of goods must be kept  "close at hand. Mil. KER, of the Brack-  man & Ker Milling Co., said that as  soon as their new mill was in operation at Edmonton he,would at once  turn his attention to the establishment of a depot of his lirm's good-; in  Nelson. Mb. Ker is one of the Lest  business men in the Province and does  not talk through bis hut.  A  PITIFUL   ENDING.  The great race for the Amor ica Cup  is over and the trophy remains in  America. It is likely to stop there.  The method with which it has been  defended willjensure its snfety at least  from British yachtsmen. It may safely  be predicted that unless the locality of  the race is changed or some other  method is adopted to keep the course  clear no British yacht will go to the  trouble of crossing the Atlantic to try  to win it. The result of the race will  be a foregone conclusion.  We have not as yet seen much about  it in the American papers, but it  seems to be pretty plain to those who  can read between the lines that the  Valkyrie was on the first and second  day seriously obstructed by excursion  steamers. It may be taken for granted  that the New York Yacht Club and  others-who-had-the-management^of-  the. race in hand were in no wise  responsible for this. Nor is it certain  that the obstruction was wilful. On  occasions like this hundreds of pleasure  craft go out steered by men who are  not fit to push a baby cart. There are  no doubt other, craft in the hands of  men who have thousands of dollars on  the result of the race. The clumsiness  ofthe one can hardly be distinguished  from the obstruction of the other.  Yacht races are nearly always close.  A delay of a few seconds may make  all the difference and it is easy to  make a yacht go a long way out of  her course in order to avoid a collision.  We noticed a paragraph in an account  of the second day's race tojthe effect  that the committee having charge of  the match had urged on the fleet of  volunteer patrol boats to redouble  their efforts to keep the course clear.  That means that the course had not  " been properly kept clear before. That  the patrol boats were not successful in  thoir endeavors is evidenced "by the  fact that Lord Dunkaven*. refused to  sail on = the third day. He would not  have done.that out. of pique at losing  the first race or of being disqualified  for the second. Even the American  papers admit that he is too good a  sportsman for that. The fact is he  could see no clear course for his yacht  and his refusal to sail was his protest  against the lack of fair play exhibited  by the people of New York. It is well  to notice that it was the English boat,  not the-American, which suffered by  the obstruction.  rule they are worthless fellows, idle,  lazy, bad workmen'; bat not' always.  But they are invariably good talkers,  who have the knack of making other  people listen to them.and' they often  succeed in persuading their hearers  that they ought to be discontented if  they are hot, that they are badly used,  that the grub is bad* or the mine is  dangerous, or that something is wrong  somewhere. These men are the greatest enemy the working man has. They  make him leave comfortable employment, they turn him out of a job he  does not care to leave and they make  him think that he is an ill-used, badly  treated person, and t hey often make  him act in such a way that he finds it  hard to get employment again. These  vipers are perfectly well known, and  honest men should band themselves  together and refuse to work in a mine  where one of them is employed. They  are worse than no good and the sooner  they find out that their power for evil  is gone the better.  SNAKES IN THE GRASS. .  Many of the men who have been  paid off at the Blue Bell freely state  tbat they had no grievance against  the Company but consented to quit  at the request of others, and are now  sorry that they did so. It will be bet-  tei for all parties when men learn tbat  they are not'slaves either of the employers or ofthe discontented mischief  makers who are to be found in every  camp. There are some men who  grumble and kick at everything.   As a  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  There are some slight gronnds.for  belief that a war between Spain and  the United States is not improbable.  At least that is what certain American  papers hint at. We cannot see anything whatever on the political horizon  that is likely to cause so great, a"  trouble. True there is a diplomatic  correspondence going on between the  two countries not quite smoothly  and Mr. Cleveland has given instructions to have the V. S. navy dusted  and brought;out. But that probably  is only to emphasize the last "note"  and to ensure its proper reception.  The Methodist party in Chicago have  had an eye opener. For some reason  or other the high priests of that order  invited that pestiferous demagogue  Mt. Keir Hardie to address them. 'Keir  ought to have the initials F.A. printed  before his name and then his nature  would stand revealed. He claims to  represent the Labor party of England.  There is no such party. The recent  elections knocked it higher than a  kite and sent Mr. P. A. Keir Hardie  rocketing along with it. Finding matters in England a little too substantial  to be broken up by his roaring the  F. A. Keir let out at matters which  the Methodist fathers held sacred and  sent those scared and reverend gentlemen home in a hurry wondering  what had struck them. They should  bear in mind the old motto, ne sutor  ultra crepidam.  In a recent issue of the London  Times there appeared a letter occupying a column and a half on the mines  of Kootenay from the pen of Mr. Clive  Phillipps-VVolley. We have no doubt  mat our friend across the way is seriously annoyed at the fact of Mr.  Wolley's letter beiug printed, but that  cannot behelped,andeveryoneelsewho  has interests in this country, miners  and mine owners, merchants and  smelting men, bankers and lawyers  and storekeepers and hotel men, every  one iu fact who gets hia living out of  Kootenay and hopes to make a fortune  out of it will join in thanking Mr.  VVolley for putting the facts about this  country before the British public  through such a medium as the Times.  Our local contemporary is kicking  because certain newspapers of B. C, of  which he quotes The Miner as one,  have succeeded in at tract iug British  attention to the mines of Kooteuay.  Of course we are aware that ��������� it is  wrong of the people of England to take  notice of any paper except the  Tribune, but unfortunately we cannot  help il and finding that .the influence  of that journal failed to make itself  felt we and our contemporaries must  be excused if, after waiting for- a  reasonable time, we waded in and accomplished our object. The reason  -that.no_notice_is_e.v.er._.taken__of__whaJL  the Tribune says, may possibly be because no reliance can be placed on its  utterances, as witness its recent fables  about the Hall Miues abandoning its  intention of building a smelter, and  about an enormous sum being offered  for the Farwell property at New  Denver. Both of these items are ab-,  solutely without fouudation.  The rumor is again in circulation, and  this time asserts' itself with a great  show of authority, that the bosom of  Mr. John Houston is swelling with ambition to expand itself in the Canadian  House of Commons and that he will be  a candidate at the next general election. This is good hearing, because it  is just as well for people to find their  level, and J. H. will get such a thorough threshing that, in the words of  the song, "he won't know where 'e  are." If there was a back door entrance  to the Commons possibly Mr. Houston  might be a fit" and proper person to  crawl in that way, but to get in by  the front way by means of open manly  methods is quite beyond his powers.  The situation reminds us of the fable  of the mud turtle who lived- all his  days in a swamp,where he was at  once the admiration and the oracle of  the various ' toads and other slimy  denizens of the same oozy, place; It is  true that he occasionally presumed on  his prestige by gobbling up one or the  other of these worshippers, but he remained still to those who were left the  great Panjandrum, the Hyu Tyee, the  wonderful Pooh-bah of their world.  And the mud turtle and his admirers  really believed that their little swamp  was all the world, until one day a wan  dering cow looked in. The mud turtle  explained that the cow's head peeping  over the edge of the.swamp was only a  new kind of- moon and so they were  happy and everything went on as before. But by and.by other cows came,  and horses and dogs and men, whose  presence couldnot be explained on the  moon theory and the mud turtle was a  his wits end ; but he buckled right* in  and said he was as good as any of the  new comers, or- better. He bought a  suit of clothes and dressed himself up  like a man and sat on a'stump and addressed his old friends. But it would  not work. His friends were few. No  one outside his swamp knew him or  would listen to him, and so after vainly  endeavoring to attract outside attention he settled back into his mud hole  and kept up a continuous croaking,  which gradually got less and less until  it was drowned by the roar of the busy  world which passed unheeding by.  Notice of Application for Timber License.  OTICE IS HEREBY given that 30 days  after     date  the   Hall Mines   Limited  X'    [foreign], intend to apply to the Chief Commis  sioner ofrLands and works for a license to cut  and carry away timber from ,the following described lands, situated in the Nelson Ijislrict  of West; Kootcnuy. - ;  Commencing at a stake at the southwest  cornci- of lot 304, group 1', thence west 80 chains;  thence north 40 chains; thence east 20 chains;  thence north 40 chains; thence east 60 chains;  thence south 80 chains to thc point of commencement, containing SCO acres, more or less.  And also commencing at a stake at the southwest corner of lot 301, group 1, thence west 80  chains; thence south 20 chains;-thence cast 80  chains; thence north 20 chains to thc point of  commencement, containing 100 acres, more or  less.  Dated at Nelson, B. C, tho 7th day of September, 1895;  202 THE HALL MINES L'D (Foreign)  Notice of Application for Grown Grant. .  TAKE NOTICE 1 hat John Elliot, as agent  for Samuel M.' Wharton, George C. Wharton, Edward L. Tate and John R.Cook has Med  the necessary papers and made application for  a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral claim  "Cliif," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division District of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants (if any) must rile their objections with mo within 60 days from the date  of this publication in thc British Columbia  Gazette.  N FITZSTUBBS,  . Government Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Sept. 9,1895:       (203,14-9-5,) -  Notice of Application for Crown Giant.  TAKE Notice that John Klliot as Agent for  Samuel' Stongc and Alfred Cabana- has  filed the necessary papers und nm-dc application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim Morite Cristo situated in tho Trail Creek  Miuing Division of West Kootenay.  Ad* orse claimants, if any must file their objections with me within 60 days from the date  of this publication in thc British Columbi.  Gazette. -  Dated at Nelson, B. C, Aug. 1st 1895.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  (174-3.8.5.) Government Agent  TAKE NOTICE  That John Elliott, as agent for D. M. Drumhellcr, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for a Crown.Grant in favor of the  mineral claim "Evening Star  situated in the  Trail Creek Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverso claimants, if nny, must file their ob  jections within (JO days If rom the date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, July 18, 1895.   (162 20,7,5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that Edmond Haney has filed  tho necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Legal Tender" situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of the District of \\ est  Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with ino within 60 days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, Aug. 1,1895. [177-3,8,5]  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rp AKE Notico that A. S. Farwell, as Agent  JL for J: A. Finch and M. R. Galusha, has tiled  the necessary papers, and made application for  a Crown Grant iu favor of the Mineral Claim  "Jumbo," situated in the Trail Crsek Mining  Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse Claimants; if any, must file their objections within sixty days troni the date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent,  Nelson, B. C. Aug. 26,1895. (196-31,8, 5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  r-pAKE NOTICE that Patrick Clark has  4. tiled the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grunt in favour of the  miner,.1 claim "Iron Mask" situated in the  Tru.il Creek MiningDivision of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their ob  jections with me within tin days from the date  of the first appearance of this notice in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS;  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Aug. 3.1896.     (185, 17, 8, '95.)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE Notice that John Elliot, as Agent  _l_ for Samuel Stonge and Alfred Cabana has  filed ihe necessary papers and made application for a crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Enterprise," situated in the Trail Croon.  Mining Division of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any. must file thoir objections with me within 60 days from the date  o this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson B. C., Aug. 1,1895.   (175-3,8,5)r \  -Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE Notico that John Elliot, as Agent for  JL Samuel Stonge and Alfred Cabana has  filed the necessary papers and made application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Iron Horse" situated in tho Trail Creek  Mining Division of the District of West  Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must fllo their  objections with me within 60 days from tho  date of this publication in thc British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson, Aug. 1, 1895. [176-3,8,5]  NOTICE.  rplIIBTY DAYS AFTER DATE I INTEND  4-    to apply to the  Stipendiary. Magistrate  for a license to sell wines and llquorH at the  Kootenay Hotel, Vernon Strcor, Nelson,  WILLIAM PETERSON.  Sept 7, 1895. 201  NOTICE.  Any person or persons found removing cord  wood from tho Timber Limits owned by the  Nelson Sawmill Company, Ld. will be prosecuted.  W. N. ROLFE,  Manager.  Nelson, Aug, 31, 1895. - (197)  THE MINER -"an be obtained from  the following agents:  Victoria, T. *H. Hibben & Co.  Vancouver, The Jfews Stand, Hotel Vancouver; The Diplock Book & Stationary Co,; Thomson Bros.; Clarke &  Stuart; Bailey Bros.; Norman, Caple  &Co.  New Denver, Messrs. Armit & Rashdall  Rossland, Keefer & Hall.  Pilot Bat, Gilker & Wells.  Kaslo, Kennedy & Porter.  Nelson, Turner Bros.,   Gilbert Stanley  and the  MINEB PRINTING & PUB. 00. 'L'D  HON IRON WORKS  SAN PSANCISCO. CAL.  A  SPECIALTY.  MINING  MACHINERY  MISINC. AGENTS.  M. I. M. E.  M.I.M. &M.  lG.CiMPB_LWOHJJ.TON  MIMING ZBiUINEEK,  METALLVBCIST /,  AXl������  ASSAYEB,  638 GRANVILLE ST.,  VA.J5TCSOTT*VB_a .' . =       B. O.  J. H. BR0WNLEE  MNINGr BROKER.  .VICTORIA, B. O,  T.   H.   CALL AND  -UNINtt BBOKE-t and  BEAL ESTATE AGENT.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVEB, B. 0.  Correspondence Solicited.        124  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  1N8VKANCE an* .'��������� ���������  CeHMISSIOK AGENT.  VICTORIA ST.. NEL80N, B. a  w.  F.C.S.  (Memb. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.]  VANCOUVEB,    _3���������   O-  Assays, Mill Tents and Analyses. '  Sample* treated from  1 pound to i ton In weight.  For particulars apply to E. A.POWys & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samples  (182)  THE BEST MINtMCfr *  STEELE IN THE WORLD.  It will pay you to write to us for prices of this,  (������) celebrated make of steel, for which we have been  appointed Sole Agents for B.( C: We keep  ������ also a full line   of   Blacksmiths'  and  Miners'  Supplies.    Correspondence solicited;  E. G. PRIOR &-G������Md_  "VICTO_RILA.4  B.  O- m  -_-_---_������--������---M-.*twt#--__Bg  P. O. box 69.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S, E. oorner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  W.F.MCCULLOCH,  (Late Assayer to Provincial Government.)  ASSAT   OF-FICB.  NELSON  B.C.  (198)   E_ A. POWYS & CO.  xq-__3Z.sox������r. b. c.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  8ALES NEGOTIATED.  &  BHOKEES,  Mining and Sharebrokers  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in Mining and Industrial Stocks  and Shares  BE41   ESTATE   AND   WANS.  MoFarlaud & Mahon,  VANCOUVER. US7)  0HARLES_S._ RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists otezistinfirMining location.  NEW DENVER, B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Are Prepared to Introduce MiningI'ropoKl-  tlonit from the'Kootenay to  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI i ALISTS  To'handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in-the interests of owners in the B. C. Mining  Centres.  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance ^Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. [166)  MININGr   MACHINERY  FOR SALE.  Two new English Portable Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary Engine and Boiler.  One Engine and   Boiler  for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc.  Delivered at Victoria on wharf.  Apply, to HEISTERMAN & CO.*,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bari*k of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.  l"8>  DCAl       C CTATE FINANCIAL AND  JAEAL     COIAIC,       INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property. .Collections made.  Conveyancing documents dHftrn op.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Ola-ins Handled on Ooniiniasion.  Williams *������ BkwsoiP  LAND SURVEYORS & GIVILEN&INEEBS  619 HASTINGS STREET, VANOOUVER, B. O.  SYDNEY WILLIAMS, P. L. S., Qualified Member of SuBv_r_t)B'B:I*������B  tution, London, (1884 and 85.)  BAEKEEVILLE, OAEIBOO; B.  Oi  Will be pleased to undertake com mission, for English or other flrfln*.  'Vu"'  SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle,*-Victoria.  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, arid aU Paci-  TCK fie Coast Points, St.  Paul Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Modern Equipment. Bock-Ballast Roadbed  Attractive tours via Duluth and tlie crcut  lakes In connection with exclusively  passenger boats of Northern ������������������������������ Co.  Direct Connection via Nelson A fort Sheppard Hallway, nt Spokane; and vU  C. A K. S. ti. C. nt Bonner** ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information call on Agents- V. A K. ������' Nav; Co., N.  A P. s. Ky.. or  C. ti. Hixon, Cen. Agent, Spokane, Wash.  W. I. WMluey,������. * PT. A., ������t. Paul. JWnn.  W. T. Abbott, Trnvllng freight A Pnssen-  ger Agent, Spokane, Wash.  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV. CO.  (LIMITED)..    .  TIME OABO No. 7.  In Effect Monday, April *������th, I8M.  KEvElSTOKI* KOBTE'���������Steamer "lytton.'  Leaves Revelstoke, southbound, Tuesdnys  Jand Fridays at 1 a. m. for all points in West  Kootenny and the Bouth. ���������  Leaves Kobson. northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 8 p. in. for all pointa east and  west via the C.< P. K.  MDRTHEEN'   .  lv   PAE-FiklfcR.  "%      .*���������;  Pullman  Sleeping,Cars;  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping; Cars.  (HT.! TJLW-'  Wn!������EAPWf4S  tHIlVtll  riwem ���������  TO ������***)������ -���������������������������������*������  'Cft-MnuWMi  winwi**-' ���������'  I. EMUS"*''***  v_^_i^I���������ITiE'������������������,  through* TIOK<e?r8   TO   KOBTHPOKT KOIITK.���������Steamer ���������������������������Lytton."  Loaves Northport, northbound, Wednesdays  andSaturdaysatlp.ni.      -  .   _     _ .  Leaves Uobson, southbound, Tuesdays and  Fridays at C p. m. "  Stages run in connection with steamer from  Trail Creek Landing to Rossland.  KASLO ������OIITE.���������"Steamer Selson."  Lcavcs Nelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.30 p  m��������� Wednesdays at 4 p. m... Thursdays at 5.30 p  m.; Saturdays at 5.30 p. m. Connecting on  Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays with N.  & F. S. Ry. for Kaslo and Lako points.  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson. Mondays at 4 a. m.,  Wednesdays at i a. m., Thursdays at 8 a. m.,  Fridays at _ a. m. Connecting on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays -with N. & F. S. Ky.  for Spokane.  Close connections with Columbia fc Kootcntiy  Railway at Nclsotffor points north and south.  BOXNER'S FERB"*' BOUTE.-Str.  "Xelson'."  Leaves Nelson for Bonner's Ferry. Mondays  and Fridays at 8.00 a.m., ���������*,������������������,���������-,  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Ferry, Mondn.s  and Fridays at 4 a. m.        v  Leaves Bonner's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Nelson,  Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays ahd Saturdays at 2 a.m. :        .,       ,.  Cornects with east and westbound trains on  the Great Northern Railway.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc.', apply at Company's  oflice. Nelson.  T. Allan*, J- W, Troop,  Secretary- Manager.  &  Provincial Land Surveyors.  NELSON  140  Office:  AND   ROSSLAND, B. C.  CHICAGO  W48H!Nt-f-������!t  PHIGADEIPHIA  MEW VOBK  BOSTOK and all  Points Enlt*  West an4 Honth.  #  For information, time cards, maps atid'Jiciets,  call oner write   '  //., _*. STIMMSL,  T. P. Agent, Nelsett; B. C.  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  or  A. I). CHARLTON,  Asst. Gent.'Pass. Agent, Pertlatul: Oregen.  Spokane Falls <_t  Northern FTy.  Nelson <������ Fort  Sheppard i-Ty.  Alllil-tB^ftoftiffasti.  Daily (Exoept Sunday) Between 8po__u_e  and Northport  Tri-Weeldy Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 8:12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokan. every  Mon_>ay, Wedk*_8t.at and FmdAt; return-  inj. leave Spokane Tub8dats,"Thub_day8  and Saturdays at 7 a. ra., and making  close connection by S.S. Neleon with all  Kootenay Lake point..  Passengers for KettleRiver and Boundary Creek, conneotatMarcas with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, aud  Fridays. |t  Passengers for Trail Croek mines con*  nect at Northport with stage Daily. THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 189-v  THE DOOMED SKATEE.  (Continued from Page _.)  from the settler at the bow, .luri as: w_  crowded forward to see what was" the  matter'another cried out tho awful tale  -of blood, "Hero, young fellow, seo your  brother-���������stalked by Oliei- as sure's  there's death iu a ri/le bullet!"  It was an awful end ! My poor brother lay bent over his idle paddle iu tlio  canoe, weltering in his heart's blood.  An avenging bullet had passed throngh  his heart. Stalked by Olier I Fiendish  Indian, that was thy work, and my  brother's blood rested on thy head! I  shall not new detail the agonies of that  Indian summer, Through all my grief  ran the - thought of an exterminating  vengeance. Vengeance? Nay, scant justice. I sought what has been law since  ' the world began���������blood for blood. It  ��������� was vain in those early times of a judicial system in Canada to seek for a rigorous pursuit from the dispensers of  legal justice. Tho criminal executive  might be; willing, but their arm wa.>  weak. Retribution in the trackless wild  of wood and water where I dwelt could  proceed only from my own steady purpose and solitary endeavor.  I could depend but for small aid on  the settlers. Some of them indeed cursed  the foul murder in no stinted speech,  but others again imputed littlo crime to  the blood stained redskin and even went  bo far as to justify his sneaking code of  vengeance. Olier had left the district,  hut a certain instinct told me ho would  ere long come back again. Likely enough  he would suppose I could not long remain in a place to which such bateful  memories clung, and then he might  . safely venture back. I waited my time.  Safe he was iu the tangled thicket, but  to the end I knew that no covert under  heaven would preserve him harmless  from my wrath.  Winter set in, hard and white and  cold. The river Scugog was a level road  of ice. The trees were choked up with  snow, and on each side of tho ico bound  river the forests towered like massive  cliffs of chalky rock. No path could  now be forced into the recesses of ,the  iorest fcelow our village. Scarcely had  .-winter settled down for his undisturbed  reign when I heard whisperings that the  villain half breed was again hovering on  the outskirts of the settlement. It was  told me that he was living in a kind of  wigwam above the village, and. also  that he had more than once come to the  Tery dwellings of the settlers by night  to visit his friends and obtain various  articles for his camp. I knew it would  he vain to attempt to track him to his  ���������wigwam or, at all events, to surprise  him. His woodcraft wais much too deep  to admit of such a possibility. But a  strange, wild joy trembled through my  being when I heard he came by night to  the village. A terrible scheme of vengeance swept across my soul, and I felt,  no matter how fiendish the spirit, that  the doom of the half breed was fixed, and  that I was to be his unrelenting executioner. '.  Night after night I lay concealed at  the bluff awaiting the murderer. I was  armed with pistols and wore skates.  Skating was an amusement which I had  excelled in when a schoolboy, and facility in the art was of the last importance  to my scheme of retribution. At length  he came. It was an exquisite night.  The white expanse around sparkled in  the sheen of a young Canadian moon  ���������which sailed calmly through a.cloudless  sky. I could have shot the villain as he  skated by me within 50 yards, but I  ���������would not risk the chance, and besides  my vengeance cried for a sterner fate  , than death hy the pistol. No sooner was  he past my hiding place, than with a  shout of exaltation, I started on his  track. Olier swerved a moment to see  ���������who his pursuer was, then, quick as  lightning, tried to double up the river  jgain._.B.ut.I.had_anticipated1this,-and=  with a cocked pistol in either hand I  barred his passage. With a curse he  turned and sped swiftly down the ice.  And now the race for life, began.  Mile after mile we swept along in silence. An awful, portentous silence it  was, through which nothing broke save  the hollow boom of the swift steel cutting its way over the imprisoned river.  The moon lit me nobly to my Vengeance...  He. could not, escape mo, for I found  with savage glee that I was a match for  the swift footed Indian, Olier soon became awaro of this, too, for now and  again he would skate closo to the woods-  looking in vain for an aperture. But no";  there was but one outlet from this  walled in river, and that was over tho  falls!  Faster and faster yet wo skated'toward the cataract. It could not bo far off.  I  pictured   to  myself   what   Olier's  thoughts might be. Did ho know whither ho was hastening, or had that awful  light yet to flash on his guilty mind?  The  half breed  mado   answer, to��������� my  thought.  I saw him in the palp shimmer start convulsively and throw - his  arms in the air.   But ho dared not stop,  - ^andonho darted again with a yell of  despair, which echoed weirdlike up tho  frozen channel.   Another sound came to  my ear, and I knew what, had caused  - that cry of  agony to burst from Olier;  it was the dull' thunder of tho falls 1 We  were nearing them fast.   Still the walls  of . snow shut in my victim, and every  moment  lessened, his frail  hopes   of  escape.    One chance was left him���������to  distance me and hide somewhero in the  snow from my scrutiny. Vain hope; the  wings of the bird could Ecarce have  saved him I ��������� '    .    .  . Hoarser and louder grew, the noise of  . the waters.    If I thanked the Almighty  ���������in frantic prayer that the murderer was  delivered into my haitd, I humbly trust  . that it is forgiven me now.    From the  time I had first started on Olier's track  we had. maintained exactly the same  . distance between us���������-perhaps about 100  ���������r 150 yards.   I still grasped my loaded  pistols ready for any stratagem on the  part of the murderer.  And now the crash of the falls came  1 cmd and ominous on the ear. Another  five minutes would decide the hunt.  Sladdaair GUs? turned and stood at bay.  He was not armed. I had felt certain or  that all along, for otherwise he would  have measnred strength with me before.  Without abating my pace, I skated down  upon him, holding a leveled pistol in  each hand. Still my purpose was as  fixed as ever only to shoot tho villain as  a last resource. Wheu I was within 20  yards of him. tho coward faltered and  again turned swiftly clown the river.  With a yelling laugh I pursued him,  pressing still more hotly on his track.  Deafening was the roar of the cataract. High into the pale sky ascended  the mist of its spray, through which the  splintered lines of tho moonlight darted  in rainbow tinted beauty. I could see  directly in front the jagged line of tho  ico whero it was brokon by tho rapids  immediately above the cataract, aud beyond I could trace thc dark volume of  the Scugog its it emerged from its prison  of snow and ice. For an instant tho  half breed turned his face toward mo as  I pressed, with concentrated hate, on  his footsteps. Nover shall I forget the  horrible despair that distorted the villain's features. It was a mercy that tho  sullen roar of tho falls drowned his  curses���������I knew* he was shrieking curses  on me���������for they would have haunted  mo in after years.  With the courage which is begotten  of the darkest despair, ho dashed on to  tlie brink of the rapids, and the next  moment I was alono on tho ice! I gazed  with stern joy on the dark flood which  had seized in its resistless hands the  shedder of blood aud was hurrying him  over the falls. For a moment I thought  I could perceive the murderer struggling  in tho eddies, but tho illusion, if it was  one, could live only for an instant. The  cataract was within,, pistol shot, and as I  turned back over the dreary wilderness  of ice and snow I knew that the doom  of the guilty skater had been fulfilled.  Dressmaking nil Millinery.  FALL AND WINTER MILLINERY  iu all the Novelties of the Season now in.  OPENING MONDAY, SEPT. 16.  Costumes for all  occasions furnished at  the shortest notice at  MRS; MCLAUGHLIN'S.  SOUTH  KOOTENAY  BOAED -OF   -TI._A_._D33.  rpHE     SECOND     ANNUAL      MEETING  X.    will be held in tbe Board Itoom, Houston  Block,   Nelson, on Monday, September 23, at  3.:"0 p, m.  GEO. A. BIGELOW,  (200) ��������� Secretary.  NOTICE.  HAROLD C. ELLIOTT, OF VICTORIA,  lias bought the boat building business  recently carried on by II. _M. Kostor at tlie foot  of the city wharf, ana solicits the patronage so  freely tendered to his predecessor. (208)  GOOD WHITE COOK ,  VI ,* ANTS SITUATION IN MINING CAMP  V'������     or elsewhere.   Address "B. L." care of  Miner O-'fick. (209)  ffiSOFSATOLL CO. L'D  SEALED TENDERS  WILL BE RECEIVED BY TIIE UNDER"  signed on behalf of the Nelson Sawmill  Company, L'd, for prompt delivery at the  mill ot ,, "  250,000 FEET B. M. OF  SOUND HEMLOCK SAW LOGS  Ranging from 12 to 30 feet in length, to be  taken from the Timber Limits leased by the  Company.  The  lowest or any tender not necessarily  acceptcd.  Oflice at end of Flume.  W. N. ROLFE.  Manager,  Nelson, Sept. 20, 1S95.  (210)  NOTICE.  A SITTING OF TIIE COUNTY COURT  of Kootenay will be holdcn at Nelson, on  Friday," the loth (lay of November, and at Kaslo  on Tuesday, Ihe 10th day of November, and at  Rossland on Monday, the 25th clay of November, 18!)..  <���������  The sitting of said Court fixed for the 2nd  day of .October for Nelson, and thc 5th day of  October for Rossland,. stands adjourned until  the loth day of November and the 25lh day of  November, 181)9, respectively.  -'.--- T. H. GIFFIN,  ��������� Registrar of tlie Court.  Nelson, B. C, Sept. 181 li, 18!)... (207).  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  -the new,  fast-  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  ou reasonable , terms. . Oiders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth," with whom arrangements can be made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. ,*\V. Busk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention (19)  NELSON  LOTS  i1^ ���������  t_____>j  0P  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre and Seat of Government of  IVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices. Maps, etc., to  FRANK FLETCHER  Land ConimissioncrC. & K. Ry. Co., Nki.sok, B.  CO., LID.  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. VANCOUVER     B    C  417 HASTINGSiSTREET, 127   VMnUUUVCn,   D.  V*.  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  BEER  Draught Beer ax 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  ���������MICKS CAY BE M5FT AT HIIJIKB'S ItAKMtV. ���������       -p    TJTPQTTT. TP    "Prnn  IAII   OBIIKKS   PUO.TII'TI.Y   ATTK__I������KI������   TO. H.  XllllOlXlXlXiXl, XlVU.  93  The Cassell Gold Extracting Co., Limited.  THE McARTHUR-FORREST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  -Parti-"* having robi'llimis Gold and Silver Ores for treatment and t  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full costsof treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   PELLEW-HARVEY,   F.I.C. S.  S"t_r_?E"RI__STT__]_Sr_D_3_Sra,:,  V\AJDTCOTX'V~:E3JR-,  03.   C-       12t5  F  _E3JSTGr;I_lSra_ri_E!K.S.  IRON FOUNDERS.. BOILER MAKERS, ,      * \ *   ** *   ���������  .  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES.   BOILERS,   ETC., -'     ; ,  FISH    CANNING   AND   MINING  "MACHINERY, HYDRAULIC GIANTS,  *- * * PIPES  AND SINKING   PUMPS  FOR  MINES.  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  SOI.K .U'KVIS FOII IH.VKV   It.   WOIt.lll.\<'T������t.V_*   STJ'IH   I'l.MI'S   AMI l.M'KUSOLL'..  .   I-UCK ZIKI9.I;   ���������������������.���������* STEAM   ItOCK  IHtiM...  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS  , SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00 , . ,  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 IIP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50ljP. -   ~~  A LINE OF ENG-LISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13. OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.��������� I���������=_-  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR.!BAKER AND WARD STREETS.      so  ESTABLISHED 1886.  INCORPORATED 1895.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  t22 CORDOVA  ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  -Importer* of mid mIioIcsiiU- ticnl.rrit In���������  MINER'S SUPPLIES,  Contractor's Outfits, Shelf and Her-;* Hardware.  BAR /RON 4 F/RTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  GILKER $ WELLS.  more ustzesw G-OODS.  SUITS  .  SEEGES,  CHEVOITS,  TWEEDS,   , i PA N'T**?  [  '     TWEEDS,        J      -r    ������-f-V+l   4>   _W  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.'  A Special Line of Boys'Clothing.  S0PEOjr^.jD_ TO _ _TI_CE^_E_B^_.-_E)_E3.  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our. own  brands���������'-La Progression" and "Pride of the West"���������are  splendid value.   Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  109  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers/ Boiler Makers, and -Manufac-  , turers   of Al!   Classes of Machinery.      Sawmill  and  Marine Work "a Specialty. "    .  80LK   MA.Yin~ACTIII.KKI.   OF   TIIK  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P. 0. DEAWEB 12 ' ��������� -.   VICT0BIA, B. C. ���������  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  (205)  S. S. Alberta  o keep in stock a full supply of Engineer und Mill Supplies, such as Pipe nnd Fittings  Bra- Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber aiid Leather  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  CANADIAN' PACIFIC EAILWAY:hois^  . ���������. Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VANCOITVEE, B. 0.  Shortest anfi Quickest Route to  Pacific Coast anfl Eastern Points.  D.   CARTMEL,       J. W. CAMPION,      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West. Kooteuay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manager  St. Paul,, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  ���������BATES THBLOWEST.  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895.  arlBty of  LKAYE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Xelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday,  at 8 a. in.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  at 7 a.in.  LKAVK XKLSOX for Pilot 13ay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday. Wednesday Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday and Friday at i p.m.  Close connection is thu? made between Lake  points and all out^oiiiij and incoming trains of  ! theC. P. It. at Xelson.  tteuhl���������r,W -Leaves Nrfson Wednesdays and "Saturdays at 10.30 o'clock, making close  contains bathroom and all modem conveniences   connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke  for lhe comfort of passengers. __������������������-! . -  The above schedule i-= in etrect 16th May,'     Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  S.T\*luGH,Ciiar!eGKO. f. HAYWARD  l-J. HAMILTON,   H. J_. MACDOSELL,     GEO. McL. BKOWN,  Purser.      151 .Master J Ayent, Kelson,       Tr������iv. i-rjft. and Pass. Agt., Xelson.      Dist. Pass. Agt. Vancouver j  CHAS. E. TISDALL  am .." '  My Fall Goods are now arriving and my  Stock in a few days will beTcomplete.  Every Novelty of the Season, including the  "Lee Metford" Army.I.ifle, EI<Vs "Pegamoid" Paper Shells, and U;e "Wiuchester  Rifle Model, 1894."  .  Shot Guns frnr.i i'io f cfn-v ���������f \y. II-Tis-  dall, WAV. Greener, J. P. Giab/origli & Bio.  and "W. "Richards.  Trappers' Supplies-   -    Catalogue Just Out.  -     VANCOUVER.  <r(i


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