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Array THE MINES IN KOOTENAYSABE  AMONG THE BIOHEST IN  AMERICA.  *��������� ���������/���������iti^rki*iL^5it-i. ~'~~'       ���������f:';-''YY''i:.  THE 0EE8 AEE HICKH-G&ADE I  GOLD, SILVEB, COPPER  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 271.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday, October 26,   [895.  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Oct.���������    19  Sii,vicb....6"S.  Lb An......315  NKW YORK.  21       22      23       21  87}....f__....G7J....07*  ,315 ...315 ...315....314  ORE SHIPMENTS.  VIA NAKUSP.  TONS  Oct W-W_Uin_um to Omaha     20  via kaslo.  "   u . to smelters, Mont      17  VIA ���������HOMTOllT.  Oct. 746-Josie to Tacoma   ���������'   5.3-War KaKlo to Helena ������������������������������������������������������������������������ - ��������� ���������  ���������'    7-22���������tie Roi to Mont. Ore Purch. Co.  VIA WANETA.  "    8-19���������War Eagle to Prickly Pear Jun  **    9-21-1* Roi to Butte   "������������������   8���������Columbiu. "Mining Co. to Helena..  1151  210  678  3C0  250  20  Total.  1S10.  Total SblpmenJ-- Since June, 1������������5.  IONS  Nelson     ?,$  Ainsworth ������������������-.������������������  So7.  Trail Creek (gold ore)     1Ji-������W  Slocan via Nakusp ��������������������������������������������� Jl0*SS?  Slocan via Kaslo         **���������'  13,353  BtlLttON SHIPMENTS.  Already reported since June. 1895,.... 1300  Oct. I*-Pilot Bay to Aurora. Ill     ������{  ,. %Z      >> "          w_  Totd.^.......   '-440  HINING TRANSFERS.  NELSON.  October?!- ,___,.,  Union Jack-Guy Haines to Jas Durum, i,  *a������IdBug-Chas APetorson toCB Dunning,  October 23���������  Bamabr-C M Gething to J A Finch, J, *l.  October 25- . .  Tlger-A Hagland toQ A Kirk, all Ins in  tereijt, $200.    ROSBLANO.  October 17���������  Snowdon-i. W pugh to Jas Hut. ter, ������.  cintro'stor, No 2-T B Garrison toT S  Hackleman, $1.  October 18-  Goldeo Gate-T B Erickson to A E Lcnan-  der.fl.  October 1������-  Horn Pipe���������T E Wells to Samuel Coulter, SI.  Gigantic-G h Cary to      ���������..,,..        . _.fi-  Minnte. No. 8-M Hucn to I) M I'lnnard. ������100.  Hiittiii Brown���������Tolu, Karl  to A D McLaren.  Jl_50 cash, S12o0 in 0 months. ...  April Fool-Hugh Morrison to C Dundee, J,  K5 cash, ������225 in 6 months. .\  ���������jfokerlAVm Clatfy to C Dundee. S. f 2-jO.  Flat Iron and okanagan���������John McNeal to  R H Swain and F Lang, . in each. ������o0.  Rainy Day, i, and li fcoIle-F U liarrison to  Mrs. S.owart. |1.  October 21-  Buck Eye, No- 2���������H VT Secne to Louis Lane-  man and Ch'ns. Schmidt, $1.  Green Mountain and Defender--!' F Trash to  W L Lowry, i in each, $100.  Green Mountain and Detender-J Brown to  W S Lowery. { in each. $100.  Lander-J Brown to Hugh McGlynn. ������10O.  Little Josie-J Kcro io J D bears, ., $1.  Viola No. 2-J Unglev to J 1) Sears and J C  S G&nrfc-S M Coulter to Thomas E Wells  and Emerson E Wells,-3, *!���������  v  Minnie, Buy City, Catermidie. Big tour No,  S, J AC? Wasps' Nisi, Wasps'Neat No 1, Hazel,  J In all, J A Cameron to R T Bealey, 91.  October 22-  Emeral Iule-J Shanahan to W A Boultbee  ''iikesido-Cha-i   M    Townsend    to   Frank  Fletcher,., |1.          NBW DENVER,  Octobers��������� '  Idaho and St. John-H H St John toND  *&g$u5*?v* Admiral Netaon-H Don-  hollyto W-C-yawkoy, J, *2.-���������^->_���������  -^ttt_--  All in Tranuit-G Stafford to WC. Yawkey,  |400.  October 10-     . --  Empire. Frankfort and Bonnie Doon-Geo.  C Clarke to J Sheridan, all interest, *l.  Carbonate Reef and 4 in Tom Moorc-T k  HennesBy to MC Monaghan. *1.  Geni-M Landagan to M, Moneghan, i, ������i.  October 11��������� p _ ,,. ,        i  Enterprise and Slocan Quccn-R J ������-^������g  ���������ndJQ McKinnon to J A *,ncn-*";*���������������,������-?:  per cent, dov/n, balance  in  ono  year, with  UTinniPegaNo,2-Ed Shannon to X Morcla  *.*25������ ___  NEW   LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  October 17���������  Bolfaat-R G McLeod, Toad Mountain.  October 20���������  Riverside���������Joseph Pounder, Eagle Creek.  October 21-  Garrl.on-O D Garrison, west side Arrow L.  October 22���������  Wheel of Fortune-*- J Squire. 'road Mt..  Borneo���������A Johnson, li miles below Root  Bridge.  Mablc���������Same.  October 23��������� o ������  Rich Unclc-G II Andrews. Five Mile Point.  October 25���������  Napoleon-Peter Marcoux, 300 feet; west of  Salmon Siding.    MEW." DENVER.  October 9���������  - Floss���������Charlotte Hendorson, Trail Mt.  October 11���������  Eaf t Arlington���������Ed Dunn, Springer Creek.  Octoberl2��������� -      .      -  Random Shot���������E J Mathews, Noble Five Mt  October 14���������  neat Fraction���������J B McArthur, near Rambler.  Black Colt- E J Mathew, next Hinkeley.  Slocan City-W Thomlinson, Springer Creek.  October 15���������  Grand Divide-W K Richmond.  Ptarmigan���������S Casgtiff, near the Best.  CauHough���������A B Docksteader, south Mountain Chief   CHURCH NOTICES. ,  StrsPAY, October 27, 1895.  Church of England. Harvest  Tbank.giving. Services at 11 a. in.  and 7.30 p. in. Holy Communion at  ������ a. ax. and after morning service.  Presbyterian Church. Services  at 11 a. m. and 7 P. m. Sunday School  (Union) at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8  p. in.  Methodist Chubch, Hume's Hall,  "Vernon Street. Services at 11 a. ni.  and at 7.30 p. m. . Morning s"b3������:t;  "Eye Hatb not Seen nor Ear Heard.  Evening subject: "A Greater than  Solomon." Prayer meeting Friday  evening at 8 o'clock.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  NELSON.  The Hall Mines, L'd, is calling for  tenders for the supply of 100,000  bushels of charcoal.  Mr. Paul Johnson has gone to Salt  Lake City to bring his wife nnd family.  He is also bringing back with him  skilled hands for the different departments in the smelter.  The tramway is now practically finished and is in working order. The  other works are in full swing and a  visit to the locality is full of interest.  The bricks for the stack have been  purchased at Colville.  BOSSIiAMD.  (From our Special Correspondent.)  A rich strike is reported from the St.  Elmo.  The Homestake and Gold Hill mines  have both been stocked and the stock is  being offered at 15 cents on the dollar.  The Iron Horse is now numbered  among the regular shipping mines and  daily shipments are being made via Trail.  The buildings for the Centre Star compressor etc., are fiinished, and are very  neat and useful loooking, being built of  corrugeted iron and painted red.  Henry Junius of Jauins Bros., New  York spent a few days in town, but nothing in the way of a deal has as yet got to  the public ear.  Wm. Davidson was in from Sheep  Creek on Wednesday and reports having  struck a very fine body of ore at the end  of his 115 foot tunnel on the Mother  Lode claim.  Mr. Kirkup is in the receipt of an autograph letter from the Governor General expressing his regret at not being able  to visit Rossland, and congratulating  Mr. Kirkup on the successful manner in  which be had kept law and order so  highly respected ia so new a camp.  Messrs. F. S. Barnard and Cecil Slade,  left here for the coast, after having overlooked a few of the most prominent mines.  Mr. Slade, although not posing as an ex<:  pert, said that he wss very favorably impressed with what he had seen of the  mines and camp in general.  Tbe Josie is bow entirely owned in  Spokane the interests of some Eastern  shareholders having been parchased by  the officers of the company. Two yeara  ago Dr. E. J. Smith and Mr. R. N. Gage  of Wisconsin were induced to help out  tbe other owners of the mine by investing $6000 in it. They have how been  paid $-7,500 for their share.  . ..BLOCAN-  (The Ledge.)       ' '   V  Another strike has been made on the  Alpha.  Four meu are working on the Fisher  Maiden.  The Mayflower and Bullion will ship  ore from Bear Lake this fall.  The Slocan Boy commenced work this  week.   T. M. Gibson is manager.  More than 30 properties will ship oie  this winter from the Slocan district.  It is reported that the Slocan Milling  Company nave a deal on for the Reid  and Robertson.  Hops and Wall will ship a carload of  ore from the Roulette as soon as tbey  can move.  Dick Shea is shipping ore from the  .Bnmbler and already has some piled up  at Bear Lake.  George Clark has about 20 men building cabins and doing other work at the  Ruby Silver.  Four men will work on the Texas this  winter, a claim on Springer Creek owned  by T. A. Garland.  It is said that a representative of English capital is after the Thompson group  on Four Mile Creek. "^  The Fisher Maiden will ship ore this  winter. Another tunnel is being run and  this property is looking fine.       "  Eighteen inches of solid ore has been  struck on the Carnation, a 'claim on  Tributary Creek owned by Mann Bros.  The Best and Washington Basins are  full of men cutting trails, building cnbius  and getting everything in readiness for a.  busy winter's work.  The force has been increased to about  25 men on the Payne, ana a large quantity of ore is oiv-'the dump awaiting ship  ment as soon as the snow comes.  The Denver and Chief, two claims tunning into the townsite of New Denver,  were sold by May Heckmanu and J. Q.  McKiuuou to ,11. C. Campbell-Johnson  for 8500.   -, "    * -  A sample sf ore from the Gray Eagle,  consisting of six sacks, has been sent to  Pilot Bay. If the milling test is asex-  pected the mine will be stocked in  Spokrne for $100,000.  A fine looking -piece of ore from the  Henry George, a claim owned by Messrs.  Pynian, McKenzie and McDonald assayed  166 in silver and 86* in gold. These  gentlemen expect to strike something of  extra quality, and Mr. McKenzie went up  on Monday to look at it.  George \V. Hughes, than whom there  is no better known or more popular man  in this country, has sold two-thirds of  his iuterest in the Best, Idaho and  Mountain Chief to Salt Lake parties,  through A. W. McCune. The transaction was to be completed this week. We  understand that Mr. Hughes receives  $105,000 for his interests.  CORRESPONDENCE.  To tbe Editor ofcTiiE MiN'RB.  Sir,���������When Kootenay was but a  small thing and almost.unknown to  tbe world, when all the rest of the  province was "sniffing" at it and disbelieving in it as much as they formerly disbelieved in the coming of the  C. P- R* and "Vancouver, some few of  us had the pluck and honesty to go  and see what there was in Kootenay,  and lo spend our own time and money  (for which we have never even received  thanks) in advertising the Kootenay  here and in England. Alberni, nt  which you lire pleased to jsuecr whenever it is mentioned in .your, columns;  is now in the position in which  Kootenay was five years ago. It is  within the knowledge of the writer of  this letter that information which you  have reason to accept as reliable has  been sent to you with regard to  Alberni, and the object of this letter  is. therefore, to ask you why you persist in a tone of doubt with regard to  that section of B. C, Do unto others  as you used to ask others to do unto  you, and unless you are prepared to  send some one upon whom you can  better rely than the writer of this let-.  ter to Alberni to repoit,v be charitable j  enough to believe that though the,  writer knows nothing of 400 foot ledges I  of $500 rock at Alberni or elsewhere,!  he will guarantee the .existence of j  ledges 7 ieet wide,- from which mill |  tests have given returns of $10.40 and j  $10.00 per ton, close to deep salt water ;  in a country more accessible and.  cheaper than Kootenay. The assays  of rock from there made for me have  run from $4 to $6 a ton, and were  made by Mr. Pellew-Harvey, whose  reputation is known, and the whole  country is as highly mineralized as  Kootenay as far as one may judge  from surface showings. Coast men  who have money are taking active  steps for its development. I enclose  for your private information the  names of some who are interested in it  and also the name of a gentleman who  I believe may be relied upon to send  you accurate notes of the development  there. In conclusion, I have only to  say that this letter is written to recall  The Miner to that spirit of generous  fair play which has hilherto characterized it, and to point out that the interests of B. C. are not best served by  damning one camp or one city to  benefit another. There is lots'of capital in the world for,the development  of Kootenay, Cariboo, Alberni and any  other camp which may spring up.        Alberni.  A BRAVE RESCUE.  A WESTERN TOWN.  The s.s. Lytton was tied up for the  night one evening last week at Trail.  Her electric lights sent a fierce glare  around while, a crowd of men by the  aid of their brillaucy wheeled ton after  ton of the rich gold bearing ore of the  Trail Creek camp into the vessel. One  conspicuous fault of the electric arc lights  is that while things directly within their  reach are brillantly lit up all other things  and places are as dark as Erebus, In  consequence of this a passenger named  Robertson, a mining man from Montana,  who had recently come to the celebrated  camp, unable to see the edge of the deck,  deliberately walked overboard into the  Columbia: river, which here sweeps along  with a current of 6 or 7 knots. Hector  Sproat," the engineer of the Lytton and  son'of our well known stipendiary magistrate, Mr. G. M. Sproat, heard the man  cry as he fell over, and without a  moment's hesitation jumped out of the  blinding light in which h������ was standing  into that black wLirl of rushing waters to  save a man on whom he had never set  eyes on before. He quickly found the  drowning man ' and, after a severe  struggle und no little risk of losing his  own life from his clutches, they were  swept away down the dark river into a  deep eddy some distance below where  the steamer was lying. Here they were  .pr_e8entj.v_Jound by J boat, _which had  been put off, and brought back to~tlie  Lytton. Robertsou when taken aboard  was unconscious, but recovered sufficiently to give a coherent account of the  accident and then suddenly expired, from  failure of the heart's action. Hector  Sproat is to be greatly congratulated on  his plucky action, which involved more  peril to himself than many a rescue at  sea and is certainly as deserving of  recognition by the Society.  BRITISH COLUMBIA ASSETS.  Hon. J. H. Turner, Premier of British  Columbia, is given as authority for tlie  statement   that    the    Rothschilds   and  Baron Hirach have taken  part in a syndicate which has for its object the development of the mining of that Proviuce.  For this   purpose,   $500,000   is said, to  have been already subscribed.   This will  do to make a test ou the result ot which  much may depend.   The South African  boom had its origin in the great and unexpected return from the gold mine's first  worked; and on the   culmination of the  boom the   streets   around  .the-'London  Stock Exchange were packed with a mob  of intending investors, as large and excited as that which uttered its piteous  moans on Black - Friday, in New York,  British Columbia is fortunate to get the  new start in mining which now appears  to be assured?   For almost everywhere  else, outside of South Africa, gold mining fails to attract attention and capital.  The great   promise  of the  Australian-  Londonderry has ended iu disappointment.    Americans complain that British  capitalists refuse  to  look  at .Colorado  gold mines, though the owners offered, to  pay the .expenses of as many experts as  they desired  to   send  out.   The  great  fields for tho investment of British capital are Africa, Australia, South America, the United States   and Canada, and  among them   all  Africa   now  holds the  first     place.    ^Government     securities,  whether of the Dominion or- the Provinces, are readily placed on good terms.;  British Columbia has just made a three  per cent, loan of ������420,000, at 95. in Eng-'.  land.   If good returns from her mines of  the precious metal   be obtained in the!  near future, all needed means of devel- j  opment will be readily placed at her dis-1  posal.   That is about as far as it is pos- j  sible to see at present.   One mine is re-:  ported to be already making a profit of _  31,000 a day, though intending investors .-  will doubtless desire to have reasonable ���������  verification of the  statement���������Toronto  Monetary Times.; i  The .following interesting account of  the City of Kaslo is copied from Chambers Journal:  "The phenomenal growth of towns and  cities in the 'Great West' has for over a  decade been everywhere a fruitful source  of wonderment and discussion. It is  certainly an astonishing fact, especially  to the inhabitants of older, and more  settled couutries, that regions hitherto unknown can within a few years be brought  inside the sphere of advanced civilisation;  and the existauce of towns made possible  by the extraordinary development of the  surrounding resources.  The obstacles to city-building in a new  and little known country are evidently  many and embarrassing ; and were it not  that the projectors wjre men ot iron will  and'strong determination, their efforts  .would be completely nullified. Chief  among the difficulties to be surmounted  are rough and impassable country, dense  forests, rushing rivers, complete isolation,  reckless citizens, absence of law, scarcity  of provisions, aud no facilities of traffic.  These and kindred difficulties almost  insuperable must all be met, and are  proving more elequeut than words the  perseverance and 'grit' ot the Western  pioneer.  So many sudden transitions from  primeval solitude to commercial activity  have occurred in the West, that to relate half of them would requite a volume,  and damage peihaps the reputation for  veracity of the writer. For this purpose,  then, of describing the conditions of  Western life and towns, let the history of  the town of Kaslo, British Columbia,  suffice as a fair sample of the remainder.  Where the city of Kaslo now stands,  five years ago was a piece of gently rising alluvial deposit at the mouth of a  river, undisturbed by anything but tbe  call of the native Indian, or the splash of  the land locked salmon in the lake before it. Now, it is a duly incorporated  city, with mayor, aldermen, and letters-  patent; and, what is more important, the  natural shipping-point for the rich ores  of the contiguous mining country. .  Iu the autumn of 1890, an enterprising  millwright, attracted by the beautiful  position of the site of Kaslo, settled  ou the ground as a 'pre-emptoi' or.first  holder. A year after began the first 'excitement' which led to the establishment  of Kaslo as a place of trade. This was  the discovery of the 'Noble Five,' 'Payne,'  and 'Washington' mines. These 'finds'  were so very rich iu silver and lead that  the reports of them whioh went abroad  were at first received with incredulity.  There were not want ng, however, meu  of daring who determined to enter the  then terra incognita, and see for themselves if the country was as rich as reported. They returned to their homes,  verified the news, and made immediate  preparations to remove to the new Eldor- j  ado, as the camp was commonly called',  in the somewhat extravagant language of  the West.  - So anxious now did men become to secure a 'mining claim' or pi.ee of mineral  ground, that 'claims' were 'staked' upon  the surface of the seven feet of snow  which covered the much-prized ground.  A regular mining 'fever' had now set in;  and in the spring of 1892 over a thousand  hardy 'prospectors' were in the mountains around Kaslo picking and peering  for hidden wealth.  Up to this time, one house���������that of  thc first holder���������and a few small log  cabins were the only places of abode in  the newly established town site. But  now, merchants, hotelkeepers, and others  flocked to the plac*, and a scene of active  bustle commenced. At this stage it was  visited by 'capitalists,' who purchased  blocks of city, real estate, and. secured  control arid interests in the best miniug  "properties:*��������� This of-course marked-the  place and its mines as the seat of sure  investment; consequently, it grew and  prospered. In,October ot that year (1892),  a newspaper, its first edition coming out  on silk, appealed, an event which was  immediately followed by the construction  of a wagon road to the mines.  . The history of tlie town from then until  the acute stage of the silver crisis was  reached, was one of steady growth and  expansion; the building of houses and  places of business being only limited  by the supply of'lumber.' It should be  stated that in "the West, all buildings,  except iu large cities, are built of timber,  or 'lumber' as it is locally termed. The  town was now in the zenith of its glory,  aud day by clay its population was augmented by hundreds, brought upon  steamboats from the nearest railway  point. Tho streets were thronged with  people, while the air was resonant with a  never-ending din of hammer, plane, and  saw. Tho tents pitched on all sides resembled those of un army, and over  every camp-fire the merits of the new  town and country were eagerly discussed.  . Within two years of the founding of  Kaslo, there were withinits confines sixteen licensed hotels und three public  boarding houses; two large 'dry goods' or  drapers' stores;' four' general merchants,'  one haidwaremau's, three grocers,' and  two furnishers' places cf business; two  'tinners,' three tailors, five bakers, and  one brewer, two jeweller., two butchers,  four lawyers, two chemists, aud .two  doctors; two newspapers, one bank, one  powder factor-,, aud a telephone and telegraph Bystem. Besides were numerous  other places of business not necessary to  mention, and three thousand five hundred persons drawn from everywhere.  Never before was seen such an orderly,  well-conducted mining towD, for it was  on British soil, and British law must be  respected.  .  Like a bolt from the blue, came now  the closing of the Indian mints to silver  as   a    consequence  of  the  Bland and  Sherman Acts in the United States. This  gave such a shock to the currency all the  world over, that silver went still lower  than it already was, and almost immedi-1  atelyithe effect was felt in Kaslo.   Here,  things at once assumed a serious aspect,.  and.many became so disheartened iu this i  most wonderful of silver 'camps,' that the ,  population, hitherto so rapidly and reck '  lessly rising,   began steadily and sadly I  sinking.  Misfortunes, il' is   said,  never  come.  alone, and the worst had yet to come to :  Kaslo.-  The tide had tnrned, and its star  was now in the descendent.   On the 26th  of February 1834 a great fire consumed,  despite the desperate efforts of its citizens,  over half the business portion of the  town. But this was uot all. On the 3rd  day of June following a fearful visitntion  of storm aud flood destroyed some forty  more houses and homeH. The cup was  now full, aud the town, by the fainthearted, pronounced doomed.  As steadily as the tide ot immigration  had streamed in, so steadily did the immigration flow out, until ut the present  time nre left but five hundred men and  women. These, with true Anglo-Saxon  perseverance, nre steadily surmounting  every obstacle aud commencing anew  the task ot town-making. As a reward  for their tenacity, while unrenumerative  properties in the U. S. A. have closed,  which will tend to equalise the supply  and demand, their adjacent mines have  been found so extremely rich that they  can still be worked with a small profit,  at the present extremely low price of  silver.  To illustrate the sudden transitions  from silence to sound, from development  to decay, that occur in the West, and  prove how closely the conditions ot life,  even at such a distance, are interwoven  and in touch with the institutions and  policy of the mother-country, no better  example could be given than the history  of the town of Kaslot  LOCAL   NEWS.  A. T. Garland moved yesterday into  his new premises next to the Bank of  B. C.  The empty store between Shaw's and  Neelands' on Baker Street is being occupied as a bakery and candy store.  The London Mining Journal of Oct.  5th prints nearly the whole of Col.  Baker's report on the Kootenay  country.  We understand that the Nelson  Electric Light Company has failed to  secure the plant it hoped to obtain and  theiefore the projected lighting of the  town is again postponed.  "Billy" Perdue has retired from the  firm of Burns & Perdue, the business  now remaining entirely in the .hands  of Mr. Burns. Mr. Perdue will pay a  long visit to the East.  Mr. J. Findlay, the local agent for  B. C. Iron Works Company, L'd., has  taken the office in the Bealey block  lately occupied by Mr. Ritchie. , His  firm is already doing a large business  here.  The contract for painting the Methodist Church has been let to Mr. N.  Donogh,' and under his brush is  rapidly receiving a coat of white with  grey trimmings, which adds materially  to its already attractive appearance.  Mr. Hamilton Smith upon-the strength  of whose report a London syndicate has  purchased a third iuterest in the Anaconda mine is now in the Slocan, where  it is to be hoped that he will find further  interests worthy of his principals' money.  Two residences are going up on  Stanley Street, one for Mr. Madden  and the other for Misses Delmage aud  Nelson. . Meanwhile there is not an  empty house in town and the few  stores that tire vacant are rapidly  filling up. ,>  The Anaconda Standard is one of  the best papers between Chicago ahd  San Francisco. It is well and widely  known by the great army of miners  who congregate chiefly in the district  where it is published.. Recently it ha.  been enlarged to 12 pages, and will be  found-as complete in its range of new.  as any of the great metropolitan  journals.  Harvest festival services will be held  in the English church tomorrow, both  morning and evening (11 a.c in and  7.30 p. m.) In the morning Dyke's  Se'rvice"in-F"will~be_sung~and--in-th--  evening Caleb Simper's magnificent  Munc Dimittis. The anthem," "The  Earth is the Lord's," by the same  composer, will also be sung. HisT_ord-'  ship the Bishop will preach at both  services.  *The new steamer Nakusp' is unable to  cope with the amount of freight ofTeriug  on the Columbia River, even with the  aid of the Kootenay. Though the Nu-  knsp makes two trips a week and her  capneity is '-500 tons she has still to leave  a quantity behind at Revelstoko. It is  contemplated * therefore to build another  new boat. This is inward freight and in-  cludesiarge quantities of machinery for  the Hall Mines, and for the War Eagle  and other Trail Creek mines Tho output meanwhile is increasing nud the  .locan has not yet commenced. The  Trail Creek shipments so far since the  end of June last exceeding 11,000 tons.  PURCHASE.OF ANACONDA STOCK  BY "A lt-tlTl'SH SYNDICATE.  New York : The details of the sale of  a quarter interest "in the.great Auacomla  copper mine to Messrs. Kuhti, Loeb St.  Co., representing a- syndicate composed  of themselves, the liothchiids, Messrs.  Cassett, Wernher, Lett _r Co., and the  Exploration Company of London, have  become known on Wall street.  The negotiations were begun early in  September by Messrs. Lousbury <fe Co.,  representing the officers of tbe Anaconda  mine."  The firm gave the prospective purchasers au" option of :-;_0,000 shares of the  stock of the Anaconda Mining Company  at S25 a share for SO days, within which  time the syndicate was to have the mine  examined liy experts. The time was subsequently extended to October 22, but as  the examination of the property, which  has been under the personal.direction of  Hamilton Smith, has proved satisfactory'  the syndicate concluded to take the  stock. ���������'  As soon as the syndicate obtained the  option it placed the stock conditionally  in London at a price understood to be  about $'.)0 a share. The par value of the  stock is S25 per share.  The Anaconda mine has been owned  by the estate of its discoverer, the late  -Senator Hearst, of . California, Messrs.  J. B. Haggin, his partner, Mr. Levis and  Marcus Daly, who is in charge of the  mine. It is understood no option has  been given upon any part of the other  900,000 shares of. the capital of the Anaconda Mining Company.  NEWS   OF   THE WORLD.  PROVINCIAL.  There is a proposal to start a silk  factory at Vancouver.  There seems to be some difficulty in  sending fruit profitably from the  Okanagan Valley to the Kootenay  Valley, and yet apples are being sent  not only from this Province but froin  Grimsby in Ontario to Sydney in  Australia.  At the approaching fall assizes, three  cases of interest will be tried at the  coast. They are those of Falding at  Westminster on 6th proximo. Pre-  vost at Victoria on the 19th and Planta  at Nanaimo on the 26th.  Some prospecting is being done on  Mary Todd island, Victoria, where a  few weeks ago a quartz claim was  staked out by Victoria men. Assays  of the surface rock have gone from $2  to $5 in gold, and it is said that one  assay ran as high as $40 in silver.  Sir William Van Home, president  of the C. P. R., accompanied by the  general manager of the Bank of Montreal, have been visiting Victoria and  Vancouver. Sir William said that no  extensions of the line in B. C. were at  present in contemplation, except "a  tew branches in Kootenay." It is not  likely that the party will have time to  leave the main line.  Reports which are apparently authentic come from the hills of. Seymour creek, North Vancouver, from  points distant only about ten mileB  from Vancouver itself, of valuable  finds of gold quartz. Satisfactory  assays are stated tohnve been made of  several specimens and some seven  claims are already staked out ,fpr .-registration. The prospectors engaged  confidently predict a genuine mining  boom. Aleanwhile, just outside the  city limits near Jericho, a seaside re-  soi t for Vancouver people, experimental coal boring promises favorably and  the engineer in charge of the work is  confident of early and good results. ��������� He  expects to locate just outside the Dominion reserve near Garry Point, which  is intended for military fortifications  hereafter. These claims will, if they  are as good as expected, prove of very  great value in view of the early intended location of a large smelter  here.���������Colonist. ..  FOREIGN.  The trial of Durrant has entered on its  final stage. The evidence for the defence  is finished and the testimony in rebuttal  is being taken. It is generally considered that the prisoner's chances of acquittal  are slight.  When S. R. Balkwill took formal pos-.  session of the closed German-American  bank at Tn/*oma on Tuesday last, he  found but $1.10 in cash on hand, andno  account books.   Tbe city has over $58,-  000 on deposit nnd it was a demand for  this money that caused the bank to fail.  The Gazette De Lausanne says although it is not true that the Pope is  dying, it is learned that his strength  has rapidly declined during the last  few months. His entourage are of the  opinion that he will not survive the  winter. All his vitality seems to be  centred in his brain.  The following cablegrams were 'posted on the bulletin board of the New  York Yacht Club board.  "London, Oct., 23.���������Secretary New  York Yacht Club: Owing to the general impression that my challenge  might be construed as an expression  of opinion on the result of the last race  1 much regret having to ask you to  withdraw the same.���������CHAS. S ROSE."  ���������"Just in'McGarthy-^M.-P.,- Irish leader,-  has written to the newspapers refusing  to join in the conference which Dr.  Plunkett, conservative member of  parliament for Dublin, has been,trying  to bring about between representatives  of the various sections of the Irish  parties to discuss measures for the  general good of Ireland which might  qt> jointly submitted to parliament.  McCarthy says the does not believe  anything in the. way of material improvement in the condition of Ireland  will be conferred by parliament at  Westminster or Dublin Castle which  will extinguish the desire for home  rule.  The best authorities on silver predict  a steadily improving demand for the  metal for some time to come. The  willingness of Japan to take the indemnity from China in silver contributed largely to the.impioveinentin  its price, which has been noted during  Lhe last few months and the accum-  mutation of metal in London will go  on in order to complete the installments of indemnity at various dates  of, payment. China and Japan are  showing increasing- inquiry for silver,  as the large amounts of metal.distributed by both countries in payment for  war material and supplies have been  diverted to India' and other silver  "'countries.'  The St.* James Gazette follows the  disclosures of yesterday regarding the  policy of Rt, Hon. Joseph Chamberlain,  secretary of state for tlie colonies, regarding Venezuela, by the following .  important statement: "We are in exposition to state that the Marquis of  Salisbury has. sent an ultimatum to  President Crespo which not only sets  out the demands of the British government for reparation on account of  the arrest of the deputation and inspectors of police at Uran, but also  states the terms upon which Great  Britain will definitely determine the  "boundary dispute with the republic.  The ultimatum is en"route to President  Crespo, if not already delivered to  him.   LONDON FUR SALES.  C. M. Lampsbn & Co.'s October fur  sales are now going on. A tele-  gram gives the following figures:  Beaver same as last January. Otter  and martin same as last March; red  fox 1*" per cent., wolverine 30 per cent.,  lynx 25 per .ent., black bear, 25 per  cent., brown bear 30 per cent., grizzly  bear 35 pe** cent., and wolf 20 per cent,  lower than at the sales of last. March. __*���������*'-_*'���������_-_ M. l-__s_������lY7in _*Ai--t_i__u������.. v  'I  THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26,  1895.  PAID IN FULL.  t/������lr_ly she withdrew her hand from  his arm. Hor grief seemed suddenly assuaged. She paused by his side, and  looking steadily into his 1'aco said:  "It shall be as you wish. Yes, I have  beeu foolish. I am, as you have said,  poor and of no account in the world. I  am parentless as well asponuile-.''. It���������  it would be���������absurd to think of marriage. Lot us forget tlio past���������-bo as  though wo had never mot. Your words  have forever obliterated the past in my  mind. I could not, I would not, bo your  wifo, though all tho world urged mo to  it. But your debts, your position! How  are you going to extricate youi'.soli' from  the one aud maintain the otlioi-V"  "How unsophisticated you are,  Edith!"  "But you do not surely intend to  make marriage your emancipator?" sho  asked.  He smiled at her earnest, pitying,  eomicredulous look and then replied:  "Well, perhaps such a proposal seems  ���������a���������peculiar to yon; but, my rt.-r.v  girl, look at things sensibly. There's  Mary, for instance, my cousin. She's  an heiress. I believo she���������well, thinks  a great deal about mo. You must have  seen it, Edith.   Now"���������  "But, for pity's sako, think of what  you are going to do I Do not deccivoand  betray Miss Mary. Pauso before you attempt to win her love for such sordid  ends. Is it not enough that you should  chill one heart without deliberately  breaking another? She is of such a disposition that when sho discovered, as  she undoubtedly would some day, that  you had more regard for her wealth  than for herself, it would kill her. I entreat you, consider. For myself I caro  Hot. I can bear thc revelation. But Mary���������no, she shall not be thus deceived.  Oh, consider!"  *_������*���������**  There was a great deal of consideration in Frank Vaughan's nature. He  -was full of it. But unfortunately it was  all for himself. He did consider Mary  truly, but not in the manner enjoined  by the feeling girl ho had deceived. Ho  considered his cousin a heaven sent  blessing. She was a good match. With  plenty of money in her own right from  her deceased mother and as heiress to  her father's great accumulations she  ���������was just the wife for him. Truo, she  ���������was a trifle slow, but then that would  not matter. She could follow the bent  of her own inclinations, and with, her  money he could do the same. On the  Whole, Edith had taken things very  calmly. Ab, she was sensible! It would  have done no good to creato a fuss, as  he had told her; Ho had certainly expected her to shed a tear, bocauso ho  had thought she had given hor heart to  him. But theu women's hearts arc very  flexible things. In fact, women themselves, are. Of course they don't feel  things like men do.  Things seemed to go.very smoothly  and pleasantly with Mary'. Frank found  her even more . susceptiblo than ho had  imagined. Ah, not much difficulty here I  How pleased she was with his attentions) How she lingered over tho pleasant, artful phrases he whispered to her  day by day! How impressionable she  -was! She would be ripe for a proposal  in no time.   ,  And Edith t Poor girl, as tho weeks  went by she noted the effect this man  "was producing-in his cousin. If lovo  was not already full grown in Mary, it-  was in embryo. 'What should she do?  She could not, knowing as she did tho  motive powor at work behind the man,  stand idly by and allow another woman's heart to be deceived. Mary and she  had always been great friends, though  she was but the governess. She must  save her. It washer duty. Nevertheless  when Edith came to speak to Mary ou  sncli a delicate matter she felt hor task  a difficult one, but sho persistod in it.  "~~ N-F"did���������.lie'^nfi_^.lio.self"~to_?rvaguo"  warning. That might havo beeu misconstrued. Edith boldly related all that had  passed between herself and Frank and  .detailed that final, cruel conversation  ' word for word, and Mary listened with  pity. She put her arms around Edith's  neck and kissed her in gratitude and  sympathy.  Mary was not one to say much, bu.  she thought a great deal. She know that  . ere long her cousin Frank would again  be a.suitor at tho court of lovo; that  his petition would be presented to her,  in fact. And two days afterward the action was set down for hearing. They  were alone in tho grounds,- seated in nl-  - most tho same spot as Edith and ho had  stood in when his- chill words bad frozen her heart. Frank took Mary's.hand  in his. Sho trembled slightly, but ho,  bending over her, told her of .his lovo  and asked her to.becomo his wife. He  was surprised, startled, at her answer.  "Love!" sho exclaimed, with a light  langh.    "What is lovo?, A'nonsensical  caprice.  Born today, dead tomorrow. "  "But not such  lovo as mine, Mary, "  said he.   "Do you not love mo?" - -  "Love you! Well, perhaps I did once,  but���������well, one.can't live on sontiinent,  you know. ' It is foolish of you to love  me, and I have beeu foolish to encourage it. Besides, you know, Frank, you  are only a briefless barrister, penniless  and in debt, while I am,an heiress, and  society expects great things from me. "  Surely he had a recollection of somo  such words as these! Where had ho  heard them? Where? "Great heavens!  These wero the very words * he had uttered to Edith. Then Mary must know  all. But his position was desperate. Sho  must marry him. Her money must bo  his. "   -  ,. "But,   Maiy,"   he  continued,   "say  that you love me.   Say that you will be  ���������   my wife.- Onco married to you, my darling, my life shall be"���������   .  "Married!" sho exclaimed. "Oh,  Frank, you must seo how absurd tho  thought of marriage between us is!  ' Now, do look at things sensibly, and  please, oh, please, don't let us have any  fuss. No, uo, Frank, whatever you do,  don't be hysterical. You will forgive  me dismissing your suit, won't you? Of  course you will always have a friend in  me.  I shall always bo glad to advise"���������  But tlie summing up and verdict of  this stern littlo judge were too much  for Frank Vaughau. He could not stay  until tho court was (iisuiisscd in a more  orthodox fashion. He was beside himself almost. His case-was hopeless. His  cousin was not ono to state a caso for  appeal.    Her verdict was final.  A week later Edith Malvern overtook  Frank in tho grounds. He seemed moody  and moroso and . turned away Ids head  as sho approached.' Inwardly ho breathed maledictions against her. It was sho  who had brought this upon him. Sho  had been tlio vital witness whose evidence had resulted in his being nonsuited. Ho hated her and would not trust  himself to speak ro hor. Sho was unworthy of any words from him. But Edith  npproitchud and laid her hand upon his  arm. Ho turned a sovero frown upon  her.  "Mr. Vaughan," sho said, "I���������1  would liko to speak to you." Can���������can  you givo 1110 a moment?"  "No."  "But, do you not remember, you onco  said that you would always bo pleased  to���������to adviso me? See, 1 have had a letter from sonic lawyer in Australia, and  it appears I am not without friends.  My uncle, whom I havo novor soon since  I was a child, has recently died in Melbourne, and I���������I am his heiress"���������  "Eh, what's that?" Ho turned sharply enough now.  "It appears he has left mo a fortune  of ������00,000, and I want you to adviso  me what to do''���������  "To do? "Why, Edith, my darling, my  advice is to got married at once,'' and  he smiled such -unutterable things and  held out. his arms to take hor to his  breast  But she avoided him.  "Oh," said she, "I am so glad to  hear you say so. Your advice is so near  my owu idea, Frank!"  "Of course, pet, you know I was only  in fun when I said thoso cruel things,  didn't you? Yes, dearie, you must be  married at once.''  '' Yes, that is just what Goorgo thinks.  I promisod to bo Mr. Markhani's wifo  last night, Frank, and ho says it would  be better for us to bo married at onco,  eo that ho can tako mo to Melbourne. "  Want of a sufficient supply of asterisks and notes of exclamation prevents  us from chronicling Frank Vaughau's  reply.���������Londou Tit-Bits.  Coll'ce.  ;.v. Coffee as a medicine in many forms  of disease is recognized as of great value. It is also most irritating to many  persons and gives rise to symptoms of  a grave character. An instance is given  by an eminent French medical man of a  family who becaino possessed of a most  astonishing tendency to quarrel. Thero  were quite a number cf persons in the  household, and several servants were  employed. So frequent and serious did  tho outbreaks become that a physician  was consulted. Fortunately he was a  scientist as' well as a doctor, aud ou  finding no physical provocation for such  a state of affairs began looking for other reasons. He ascertained that the low.-  er part of tho dwelling was used as a  coffee warehouse. The volatile essence  of the coffee had penetrated every portion of the living apartments, and the  inmates had become so thoroughly saturated with it that their nervous systems wero entirely demoralized. Hypochondria, hysteria and angry demonstrations amounting to positivo fury-  were the order of the day. Tlie family  woro sent away to the seashore and  after remaining some weeks roturncd to  town aud took up new apartments. After a few months all traces of the malady  disappeared.���������Now York Ledger.  liie Sleeves at Dinner Tables.  Dinner hostesses aro.greatly perplexed about tlio size of the sleeves of their  women guests, for the most accomplished waitress or butler scarcely knows how  tonianageL_.sj.nce ihe^_sejiMu_foj^^small  dinners", opened. Whero four or five  ladies formerly could be accommodated  it is now a tight squeeze pf. the company, and the servants are lost behind the  wall of sillc and chiffon that encompasses thc tablo. .A maid must bo not  only dexterous, but tall, to reach over  aud between these sleeves, and tho fact  that slender armed men' divide tho billowy mountains is not of the least mo-  inont, as a masculine giiest is always,so  oblivious to what is going on behind  him ho never dreams of moving a peg  oue'way or tbo other. . Tho consequence  of this fashionable voluininosity is to  add au extra leaf to tlio dining tabic,  but'as that is apt to. destroy the effect  of tho -decorations, and if thc room is  small, add yet another discomfort to  tlio service, it cannot bo recommended.  Mesdames, why not tako a reef iu thoso  sleeves?���������Bo-ron Herald.   ,  Osi.'iir Wilde'- Kvencli.  A great many things go to show tho  incompetence and superficiality of thoso  auuomic young men in London who try  to give a Gallic "twist to themselves,  but tho latest revelation ' of all is perhaps the best. Every one knows how  Oscar Wilde rose up in scorn and wrote  a play in "French." The language of  Shakespearo -wouldn't do for his "Salome. "But it is said, and said with  authority, that "Salome," as it came  from its author's pen, was unworthy of  a boarding school pupil and only proved'  fit for publication when an obliging  friend iu Paris had shorn it of its errors of grammar, spoiling and style..���������  New York Tribuue.  "Fire   Iiisiir.iiivc   I'l.li.y   Act,   18)'.$."   As  Aiim-imI-'iI liy   Ihe ''I'-ire  Insurance  rollc.v AinciMlmeiil Acl, IMU.V  "T^OTICl!" is hereby niven 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 tlio 1st day of October,  1SU5, until lho 1st day of April, lKXi.  JAJ1KS BAKER,  I'rovincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Oflice.  Mill Seplember, 18II5.  . fl'**)  TABLE  Show I im lhe H:\ivs mid I'laccs ol' Coin-Is ol'  ">|- Asxlze. Vlsi I'll us. O.vci' iiikI Terminer, and Cciier-ilCuol Unlivery I'or Hie  Vear IH05.  FALL ASSIZES.  Clinton Thursday.2(ith September  Hichllcld _Iondny.. .HOth September  Kamloops Monday 7th October  Vernon  Monday llth October  Lytton Friday llth October  New "Westminster.. ."Wednesday.(ithNovember  Vancouver Monday.'..llth November  Victoria Tuesday... 19th November  Nanaimo I Tuesday. ..2(JUi November  "Special Assize. 117  SSMPSONICO.  DEALERS IN  Groceries, Feed, Farm  Produce, Butter, Cheese,  Eggs and Poultry.  Sl'liClAI. AT-HNTION   IS   DlRlSCTEl)  TO  A   IjAKGI* Silir**U5NT OK  Shillings' Coffees and Teas,  Which Is Due Hkhe  TUESDAY,  OCT.  29th.  ^q-_E3X_so_rsr_ ib_ o.  (521  Sl.>ll*80> .1 <���������������., Proprietors.  j: Pa^e Ponsford Bros.  Ilusliiiiis Street, Vancouver. It, _.  A Very. Old Superstition.  ! Wo hear a good deal about the difficulty-young - authors find in getting a  hearing, of the "close boroughs" which  all magazines of standing arc suru to be  and of "favoritism" in literature generally. This'is a very old superstition,  and at one time may havo had some  foundation in fact, writes Mr". .James  Payn, but the thing complained of has  not existed to any .stent worth speaking of for a couple of generations. I  can witness to its absence for at least  40 years. Literary cli'iues thero have, of  course, always been and will be to the  end of time.  NOTICE.  A SITTING OF TIIK COUNTY COURT  of Koolenay will lie holden at Nelson, on  Friday, the lat.h day of November, and at Kaslo  on Tuesday, ihe li'th day of November, and at  ltossland on -Monday, the 25lh day of November, is()j. ;.-!. ���������    ���������������������������-vM  Tlie sitli������K of said Court fixed for the 2nd  day of October for Nelson, and the nth day of  October for liossland, stands adjourned until  the ISlh day of November and thu 2olh day of  November, 18.19, respectively.  T. H. GIFFIN,  Registrar of the Court.  Nelson, 13. C��������� Sept. 18th, 1S95. (207)  __E___j**__-____!i^__^  'HEALTH ACT, 1893."  -VTOTICE is hereby given that. '"An Act  __M respecting tl.e I'ublk. llciihh" is now in  force, and that under 'he provisions of the said  Act Alfred T. Walt, of Ihe City- of Victoria,  Esquire, M. D.. lias boon appointed Secretary  of the I'rovincial Board of Health.  JAMES I3AKK.ll,  Provincial Secretary.  Provincial Secretary's Ollice,  27lh September. 1S9.3. (221)  . ION IRONWORKS  SAN TEA-, CISCO. CAL.  si'i.tiAi/rv.  MINING  MACHINERY  NELSON HYDRAULIC MINING CO'  i__,i___:i_._E3i_.  DIfiECT IMPORTERS 0P ALL HIGH-  CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaeger s  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear,   Scotch   Rugs,   Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  iii11. oi:i������i:its rito.ui'TLV ATTKJM.n'ni.  "���������'3������  mining machinery"  FOR SALE.  Two new English  Port able- JOngi nes,  S and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary   Engine and Boiler.  One Engine ;iiid   Boiler   for Strum  Launch.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining    Tools,  Steel, Iron,   etc.  Delivered at. Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HE1STERMAN & CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.  (170)  .x._a.t:__ TtriLLS.)  HUNTING OR SHOOTING  On    these "lands,   is   FORBIDDEN,     under  Hritisli Columbia Game Laws (Section 25.)  (18S) C   _V. HUSK.  -TO-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE   NEW,    FAST   THE SECOND ANNUAL GENERAL  meeting of Shareholders will be held in  thc Company's oflice linker Street, Nelson on  Monday ith November 18.05 at 11 a.m.  G. W. HLCHAKPSON,  Secretary.  Nelson, 12th October, 1895. (222)  STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms., Oiders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom arrangements canbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Busk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention       ,      (19)  M. K...SMITH.fcCO,  Biscuit Manufacturers.  "WBITE!  FOE   PRICE   ZL-I&T.  VICTORIA        -        B. C. ������s������j  P. O. box Gfl.  Telephone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO.  S. E. corner fiaker and Josephine streets,'.  NELSON, B. C.  DPAJ      "CQTATC       . FINANCIAL AND  lACAL      GO.I. A IC,        INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on .Nelson property.   Collect ions made.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  "Town Lots Lands and. Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  Uneasy\ Sleeps the Mart. Who  ���������y       Lias Not Got a Gale.���������Shakesftere.  THEBESl' MATTRASSES in the WORLD  G-ALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.   ;  Columbus Clocks       -       Electric Clocks  China Boudoir Clocks, Mantel Clocks  and Alarm Clocks, all of the  BEST AMERICAN MAKE AND LOWEST PRICES.  *R__]_=-__vI"RI"ISrC__}-   ___   SPECIALTY.  CHAS. JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker   and Jeweller  CUMTOHAM   &  HlMW,  44   GOVERNNENT ST.,  VICTORIA  CONSTRUCTING   ELECTRICIANS,  Contractors for and  Dealers in Motors, Dynamos,  Electric   Mining   Machinery   and   Electric   Supplies  end for Photos and Specifications  of   Electric Log   Hauling   Machines,  Ii������'-M  Lake Viezv Hotel,  Opposite Balfour, on the Koolenay Outlet,  is open for thc 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 &-  WEST,  i  ��������� ' lis                                                                Proprietors.  ���������  ^MINER'S SUPPLIES-^.  Thos.Dimn ������ Co., Ltd,,  -v__-_*<roo"cr-v_2_=i, *b. d  Carry a full line of tin* following poods in stock, which they offer at   rock hot-  torn prices.    Write for quotation, hpfoi-r ymi ptirrh.-isc your  season's suppli...  STEEL WrBE ROPE, PULLEY BLOCKS, CHAIN, DRILL STEEL,  PICKS, SHOVELS, AXES. DYNAMITE, FUSE AND CAPS, AND A  GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF HARDWARE, BLACKSMITHS AND  MILL SUPPLIES. 133  CARPETS 1 HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNIPS:  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER _:ARD.  TAPESTRY - - at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brass Fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters.   Letter Orders Receive Prompt Attention.  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Cts.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.       -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2.50, with Napkius to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  (168)  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver,  The above goocls'can lie put up" in very small conipass'for packing and can  be obtained from Messri*. Gale's agents, ���������  D. rVicARTHUR A CO. kelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,   Kossland.  or direct from George Gale &  Sons, Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be. m ' dc to weigh under 35'pounds. {m  FOB-  SCHLITZ MILWAUKEE  , and VICTORIA LAGER BEER  Go to the  .  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  \i .**'*" , ���������  LENZ & LEISER  9 and 11 Yates Street, Victoria.   "WHOLESALE ��������� ' .        .  DRY GOODS  QlotbirtG, (Rents' j^urmsbtncjS, )������tc.  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House in the Trade. i"*.  I  (3 the Miner, nelson, b. c, Saturday,. October 26, 1895.  'Site Jttinrx  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays an.'  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United States, foroucyear on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTKAC'I ADVERTISEMENTS inserted al the rale ofSjper column inch, />.;;���������  rmonth.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale of 15 cents .er nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running Jor shorter fcr.ods th.iu three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the nam Mid ad-  dress of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-ra!,'  ftyle at  the shortest notice.    ���������  Address m r  TH_MlN_RPRINTINQ4PU3LI3.HINa.CO  NELSON.    B.C.  ALBERNI.  Our correspondent "Alukhni" takes  ns to task at some length in -inoth-r  column for an alleged sneering at,the  gold field from which lie- writes. We  may say at once that if our remarks  were taken as sneers we are sorry for  it and will lake care in future, tbat the  most casual reader shall not find anything which may be interpreted as  sneering. The line which we took-was  one of warning. For many years we  have seen gold fields come and gold  fields go. Some of them have been  found to contain one or two paying  mines, the rest are only represented  by deserted shafts gaping beneath  their rotten,windlasses and sorrowii'g  speculators gaping ovei'siniilur cavities  in their hank books. The best interests  of a new district are not served by  merely printing the accounts of all the  finds that are made therein without comment. We believe that a  conscientious journal is only doing its  duty when it seeks to restrain the  public from that indiscriminate, rush  after investments which always seems  to occur. It is obvious at a glance  that if this headlong leap in the dark  could be prevented, those concerns  which areuuuloubtedly good would be  all the more prominent and reap 11  still richer portion of public favor. We  are only too glad t<> print and publish  as far as possible all ������->"���������' ���������"-'������������������l "''ia'nU'  news about Alberni or any p.nl of  British Columbia, but we at the -same  time intend to retain tlie right to make  any cautionary remarks we may deem  to be necessary.  A  LITTLE   TOO   MUCH.  It is reported that Jlu. Heinzh has  succeeded in obtaining a bonus of land  from the Provincial Government for  the construction of his tramway from  Rossland to Trail. The amount is  stated to be 2,000 acres per mile. It is  possible, of course, that a promise to  introduce a bill at the. next session of  the House for this purpose may have  beeu obtained, but the Government  ���������would be acting beyond its powers in  making such a grant of land without  parliamentary sanction.  The advisability of granting this  land is a different question altogether.  We do not'.believe in it, unless by the  _.wnrri-tr.i_mwav.is .meant some kind of  light railway which will be available  to the public for passenger and other  traffic. A railway or tramway which  is simply used to bring ore from the  Rossland mines to the Trail smelter  does riot appear to come within the  -category of works erected for the  public benefit. Its beneficiaries would  be almost entirely the shareholders of  the Rossland mines, who are all Aiuer-  cans, and Mit. Hwrnis and his com;  pany. Between them they would  secure all the profits that would accrue  from this cheap menus of transport.  The British Columbian taxpayer may  well rebel at being asked to give his  broad acres to these people. Neither  he nor the working miner would benefit one cent by the construction of the  tramway. Besides, il has got to be  made anyhow, and it will be well  worth the while cif the rich mine  owners of Rossland and Ant. Hi<:ix*.i_  to make it between them .without  asking for any assistance from us.  . SILVER.    "  The recent rise in silver is being  - steadily maintained, the latest quotation up to the time of writing (Thursday) being 67_. There are reasons for  believing that this upward tendency  is not, as was at first supposed, due to  the speculative causes in connection  with the Chinese loans, but is owing  to the largely increased use of silver in  the arts, and is as well only following  the tendency of all commodities to rise  in price. The smelters of the United  States have recently been producing  abont 160,000 ounces 11 month, but this  amount has been found insufficient to  meet the demand for use in the arts on  this side of the water and for shipment to Europe as w il. This has  led to increased activity in silver certi-  cates, the market for which was almost  dead. These represent the. white metal  lodged for security in the hands of the  safe deposit companies of the East.  Against this belief in the permanent  .and sound rise in silver it is only just  to   say  that   Russo-French finances  who are responsible for' the Chinese  loans have been quietly and with great  m crecy laying in the store of silver  they require, while, other large financial houses with an eyeto the future  have been taking advantage of the'low  price to lay up treasure i'or themselves.  Should the price of silver advance  only a few cents more it would undoubtedly lead to the reopening of  many mines ahd smelters that are at  present lying idle, and the effect of this  upon all western railroads and other  enterprises is not difficult to see. It is  to he hoped that its effect on the price of  its own product would not be disastrous  and Ibis is an aspect of the question  that must he carefully watched, for it  is scarcely too much to say that the  output of the Slocan during this and  next, year will make a very considerable figure in the general product of  t he West.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  There can be no doubt whatever that.  .Mr. "Wolley's letter to The Times,  ���������'ollowecl as it was by one from Mr.  Prescott, is in one way and another  worth many thousands if notmilliunsof  dollars to British Columbia. It may iu-  ferentally be. remarked that the writers  i>f these letters do not pocket a single  one of these dollars. Th.ir's is an unpaid service, and there are indeed  ���������fonie people who actually sneer at  .vhat they have done. The result however is plain. All the other English  papers seem suddenly to be alive to  the fact that British Columbia generally and Kootenay in particular ate  worth mentioning. We know something of the efforts that have been  made for some time to get this publicity, and the kind of brick wall against  which these efforts have been fruitlessly thrust. Now all is changed. It  is another instance of the power of  the great journal, and in this case the  power has not been missed. The metropolitan journals of the ��������� United  Stales are also alive to the importance  of B. C. jThe Engineering and Mining Journal of New York has a special  correspondent in Kootenay through  whom its progress will be noted."  The Venezuelan frontier quest ion is  again assuming serious importance and  may effect, us here in more ways than  one. It may- give rise to something  more than a diplomatic-contest between  the British government and the  United States which is certain to be  productive of a great deal of that  most undesirable writing known ns  tail twisting in the papers of the latter  country. Living as we do in close and  friendly intercourse with so many of  our American cousins this is much to  be regretted. If anything more serious  arose out of the negotiations matters  would assume an exceedingly awkward appearance here. The only way  out of the difficulty would be to act  upon an unwritten," but perfectly well  understood treaty, to let things goon  as they are,  if tliat would be possible.  The land in dispute happens to contain some gold fields. from which exceedingly rich reports have been received. These have been favorably  known in London for some time and  long before 13. C. obtained lengthy  notices in the mining organs. In spite  of the fact that the climate is found  oppressive even by alligators, some of  our men may find their way there.  ���������'From Greenland's (or Alaska's) Icy  Mountains to India's Coral Strand,"  certainly should he the motto of the  great brotherhood of miners.  A report comes from Port Townsend  that two young men . who had been  hunting iu the Olympian Mountains  came back to the city with an account  of a mountain belching forth fire and  smoke from its summit. After renewing, their stock of provisions they  started out to locate the volcano.  Victoria papers ot'0 the same date  describe the appearance of great bush  fires, iii t.Jiejsaiiie_j,angei_eJ. juonutains.  The fire'liird smoke ascending "far"  beyond even their lofty summits. Had  the young Townsenders. bought a  Victoi ia paper or gone round to the  other side of.the hill they would have  had no difficulty iu locating their  ���������'volcano."'   ���������      " . -  Notice of Application for Crown Grant-  "THAI-IE NOTICE 1 hat John Elliot, as a^ont  _____ for Samuel.M. Wharton, George C. Wharton, Edward L. Tate and John Ii. Cook has liled,  the necessary papers and made application for  a Crown Grant iu favour o������ the mineral claim  "Cliir," .situated m the Trail Creek Mining  Division 1'istriet of West Kootenay.  Adv.I'm) claimants (if any) must 111 _ their 00-  jeetions willi me within 00 days from Uic date  of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  X FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Sept. 0, 1S!)5.        (20.', ll-!!--,.  I  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  >T1AI_1_ Notice,that A.S. Farwell, as Agent  JL for J. A. Finch nnd M. II. Galusha, lias liled  the necessary paper.-:, and made application for  a Crown Grant ia favor of lhe Mineral Claim  "Jumbo," situated in tho Trail Creek Mining  Division of West I.ootenay District.  Adverse Claimants, if any, must lilc their object ions within sixty days from the dale of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FIT/.STUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, 13. C. Aug. 2������, 18!)5.  (l'Ki���������ai.s, 5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKK NOTICK that John H. Cook,  X. acting for himself and co-owners, has  tiled the necessary papci_ai.il made application  for a. Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Consolidated St. Elmo" situated on lien  Mountain in the Trail Creek Mining Division  of West Kootenay.  Adverso claimant'', if any, must file their  objections with mc within 00 days from thc  date of this publication in thc British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson, Oct. 23, 1895. (230-20,10,5J  Notice ot Application i'or Timber License.  ���������VTOTICE IS HKKKUY GIVEN THAT I  1> have applied to thc Honourable the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for  a special license to cut, fell and carry away  trees and timber upon and from thc following  described lands, situated in West Kootenay  District, about 35 miles from Waneta, and  containing 1,000 acres or thereabouts.  Commencing at a post inscribed "D. J. Jackson's S. W. corner opposite the falls, about  5 miles from the mouth of Lost Creek [which  flows into the south fork of Salmon Kiver],  placed near thc N. W. post of H. M. Goodhue's mill silo; thence north 240 chains; thence  east 40 chains; thence south 210 chains; thence  west 40 chains to initial post,  D. J. JACKSON.  Dated Nelson, B. C, Oct 3,1895.   (215,5,10,5)  t.El.TIFIOATI'S      OF    IMPROVEMENT.  LAKESIDE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situ ath in tub Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenay Distkict. Wheke Located���������Toad Mountain.  rAKE NOTICE that I. Henry K. Croasdaile,  as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, tree  miner's certilicate No. 01073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof,-to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim,  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1894.  (217-5, 10, 5.) HENRY E. CHOASDAILE.  DAYLIGHT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division of  West Kootenay Distkict.   Wheke Lo-  " cated���������Toad Mountain.  rp AKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  X. as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miner's certificate No. 01073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd clay of October, 1805.  (218-5,10,5) HENRY K CHOASDAILE.  BID JUNE HAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok  Wkst Kootenav Distkict.   Wheke Located���������Toad Mountain.  rpAICE NOTICE that I, Henry K. Croasdaile,  X- as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  minc'rls certilicate No. 01073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim. .  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced beforo the issuance of such.  Certiticate of Improvements.    "  Daied ibis 2nd day of October, 18!to.  (217-5,10, 5) HENKY E. CliOASDAlLL.  . A further stage has been reached in  the settlement of affairs in the far  East. Japan has promised to evacuate  the Lio Taung Peninsula as soon as  she receives 30,000 taels from China.  By the way, the Far East ought to be  called here the.Near West.  It "is a pity" that the Spokesman-  Review is so bitter against Lngiand on  Lhe question of the Alaskan boundary.  England.will not grab more than r he  bas a right.to;; but will stand linn for  her righLs, whatever, they are, under  the old treaties. We very much suspect the United States will.actina  precisely similar manner.' There is no-  good 'in attempting to stir up bad blood'  over this business.  The unfortunate prizefighters driven  out of Texas-know not.where to punch  each others heads. There are lots of  spare islands in the Pacific and elsewhere where they might pound each  other to a jelly without molestation,  and there is the great American desert  in whichthere.is-ample room for them  to bark and bite till further orders.  But these people do not so.much want  lighting as gate money and where  gate money is to be got the authorities  seem'to-'htive-set their faces against  the brutal, exhibition. Mr. Fifzsiin-  nions, driven to desperation, 'has  broken out into bad language, and it  is somewhat, surprising, to see the  same reproduced by respectable U. S.  journals.   ' ��������� j _^^_____  A report is circulated from Victoria  that a firm has been found which will  find the npcessary capital for the construction of the British Pacific Railway. ��������� Its route'is defined as along the  Island of Vancouver, thence across  the Seymour N.ur'rows tb the mainland  and then north of Cariboo and across  tbe Rockies tosonie point on Hudson's.  Bay. "We know that in complicated  railway guides tiaius can . be found;  which start .from some big town and  wander away out into the country  and get lost..- This proposed route  seems very suitable for this kind of  train. Tiie report, however, thinks  that it will be '-several years" before  the opposition of the C. *P. R. can be  overcome.   Probably it will.  -JIM-FAIR-MIi.\TERAL-CLAIM._  Situate in tiik Slocan Mining Division of  '��������� West Kootenay Distkict.   Wheiu' Located��������� At   the   Confluence' ok  the  Dabdaneu.es and Best Creeks.        -  ,  rpAKK NOTICE that 1, John O'Rogan,  X. as agent for K II. Tomlinson. No. 53,003,  intend, 00 days trom the date hereof, to  applv to the Gold Commissioner for a certilicate" of improvements, for the lpurpose of  obtaining u Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of improvements.  Dated this "th day of October, 18115.    -  (224,12, 10 5)       .     vJOHN O'UEGAN.  JOHN  W. MACKEY M1NKUAL CLAIM,  Situate in tiik Slocan Mining Division 01  West Kootknay Distkict. Wiiehk Lo  cated���������To the West ok the Best Claim.  L'AKE . NOTICK that I," John .O'liegan,  as agent for K. II. Tomlinson, No. 531.03,  intend, 00 days from the date hereof, lo  apply 1 o the Gold Commissioner for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And.further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the is.-uance of such  certiticate ot improvements. '���������'  ��������� Dated this 7lh day of October, 1895.  (225. 1210 5) JOHN O'REGAN.  . SUNSET MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Ain'swoktii Mining Division  ->   ok West Kootenay,Distkict.   Wheke  =     Located���������To the East-and Joining the  Wellington Claim.  HPAKE NOTICE that I,  ii. E. Lemon, No.  J. 00111,' for myself and as agent for Duncan  McDonald. No. 36889, intend 00 days Irom the  date hereof to apply to thc Gold Commissioner  for a certilicate of improvements, for thc purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner mid  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of October, ISO.).  [232, 20,10. 5] ROBERT E. LEMON  v*?~  EYEET BOAT  BEINGS US LAEG-E CONSIGNMENTS OP GOODS.   ���������%  ���������OTTE  STOCK  O-T���������-  LADIES' UNDERWEAR, HOSIERY, SMALLWAKES AND WOOLEN GOODS  Is now replete with all the Novelties of the Season, and the values are better than ever before offered  in   Nelson  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS   IN   GREAT   VARIETY.  A. T. GARLAND'S  BAKER ST.  minim;, agents.  M. I. M. _���������_.  M. I.M. &M.  R.G.CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  ���������qi.VI.V4' ENGINEER,  METALLURGIST  ASH  ASSAVER,  638 GRANVILLE ST ,  ^r____srcoTjr-v__3_=j     :     B. o.  Sill  WAGONS arid  *  *  BOB-SLEIGHS.  MESSRS. LETHBR1DGE& HORNE  Have been appointed Agents for The  j Miner at Vancouver and areanthor-  ' ized to make, contracts for advertise-  I merit-, to give receipts for accounts  ; due and generally to do business on  j account of  THE .VISES   PKI.NT1NC  A  Pt.II.   CO. 1'U  J. H. BR0WNLEE  MINING BROKER.  86  .VICTORIA, B. C,  T.    H.    CALL AND  minim. KKOKF.K uml  SEAL ESTATE AtiE.NT.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVER, B. 0.  Otrresi'oii-lencc Solid tell.        121  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  INSURANCE ami ��������� - ���������  COMMISSION At'ENT.  VICTORIA ST., NELSON. B. C.  W..ELIMHARVEUC.S.  [Memb. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.J  :"vr_������__._srcoxT*v"'E3_=.,   b. c.  Assays, Mill Tests mill Aiialysrs. < ������  ���������  Samples Irentvil from  1 lioiiii'l Im I tuii'ln'welght.  For particulars apply to E. A. POW YS & CO.,  Local Agents, ivlio will receive samples. [182)  W. F. MCCULLOCH,  (Inlc AsHiijer lo provincial <'ov--rnl'lciit.)  -A.SS___-_r    0_5-_5-IC_53.  NELSON  B.C.  (193)  _.o  '���������S.  BEST CANADIAN MAKES.  For   Ore, Lumber and General Purpose.  WRITE   _3-o:*R  -PRICES   LIST  TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO, Ld.  K^MLOOIPS-  B.  C.  112  Williams ������ Dawson  LAP SURVEYORS & CIVIL ENGINEERS  510 HASTINGS STREET, VANCOUVER, 8. C.  SYDNEY WILLIAMS, P. L. S., Qualified Member ot- Surveyor's Institution, London, (1884 and 85."l  BABKEEVILLE,  CAEIBOO,  33.  C.  Will be pleased to undertake coimiiissions'for English or other firms.    *���������*������  SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria.  E. A. POWYS & CO.  isr__ii_so"isr:, b. c.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.    (m  MAHON, McFARLAND &  MAHON,  L'D.  SKOKEKS.  IS 81,  "Mining ~and~Sharebrokers��������� "���������  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in  Mining and Industrial'Stocks   and Shares  BEAI,   ESTATE   ASH    LOANS.  Mahon, McFarland &  Mahon, L'd.  VANCOUVER.  (107)  CHARLES S. MSHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,   . Deeds,     and  "   Mining Abstracts.    .  Complete lists of existi-KMining locations  NEW DENVER. B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  .   VANCOUVER,  Are l'rciiarcil to liilro<.'iu'c'..Minlii������l'r<������i>()������i-  tions from the Kootenay (<>  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI i ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and ot.herwi.se act in the interests of owners in  the B. C. Mining j  Centres. ,, j  - - I  ]  The above is the Only  Firm on the  Coast doing Eire Insurance "Business !  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. (1CS) 1  Vancouver & Paget  Sound, and all Paci- -  TCK fie Coast Points, St.  Paul  Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Modern Equipment. Kork-BuUast U<>inUie<l  Attractive tours via Duluth ������n<l the <*r.at  Lsik<!>- in .onncf-tion with exclusively  Itus*-eiiK.r boatsorXortheruS.S. ���������0.  Direct Connection via Sclson &, Fort Shep  liarit Hull way, ?it Spokane; ami via  ���������. A K. S. S. _. ut Bonner's  ferry.  For maps, tickets, and complete information call on AneWs ���������. A K. S, Suv. Co., S.  A V. S. Ky., or .  C. ������i. IHxon, Ucn. Aiscnt, Spokane, Wash.  f. 1. Whitney,*'. A I'.!'. A., St. Paul. _Hun.  F. T. Abbott, Travlinic Frclsht A Pans-en-  iter Anient, Spokane, Wash. .  ,  eOLTJMBIA-& ��������� ���������^  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV. CO.  (LIMITED)  .- TIME CARD No. 7. "  In Effect _1tonilaj, April -Mil, IK..'..  UKVELSTOKE  ROUTE.���������Steamer "Lytton.  Leaves Ilcvelstoke, southbound, Tuesday-,'  and Fridays at 1 a. 111. for all points in West,  I.ootenay and the south. '  -Leaves Kobson, northbound, Wednesdays  and Salurdaysat 8 p. in. for all point, east and  west via the C. V. K.  "  XOKTIII-OKT  ROliTE���������Steamer ������������������Lytton."  - Leaves Northport, northbound, Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 1 p. in.  Leaves Hobson, southbound, .Tuesdays and  Kridays at 0 p. 111.  Stages run in connection with steamer from  Trail Creek Landing to Kossland.  KASLO ROITE.���������'"Steamer Xelson."  Leaves Nelson for 1-iiv.lo. Tuesdays at 5.30 P  111., Wedne.-davs at. 4 p. 111., Thui-hdays atf>,:'0 p  in., .Saturdays- at :>.:v) p. in. Coniiectinj- on  Tuesdays, Thursdays and -Saturday.- with N.  & V. S. Hv. for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves'Kaslo for Nelson. Monday., at 1 a. in..  Wednesdays at 4 a.m., Thursdays at ������ a. in..  Fridays at 1 a. in. Connecting on Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays with N. & h.b. Uy-  for Spokane. . ;  Close connections with Columbia & Kootenaj  Railway at Nelson for points north antl south.  ItONXEK'S -EltltY KOI*TE.-Str.   ".Vclsoii."  Leaves Nelson for Uonner s Ferry, Mondays  and Fridays at 8.00 a. in.  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's l-crry, Mondajs  and Fridays at 1 a. m.  Leaves 1'onner's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Mskon,  Ainsworth and IC11.I0 on Tue.-days and Satur-  'C'ornec'ts with east and westbound trains on  the Croat Northern Hallway.  NORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC R, R.  R  UN *���������-���������������������������  ������ " ������ ���������:  Pullman.  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  /ST. PAUL  ' MINNEAPOLIS  IILLITH  FARVO  VRAM.' i FORKS  CROOKSTO.V '  WIXKIPEC .  I.ELENA and  TO  HU1TK  THROUGH   TICKETS  -10-  CIIH'AI'O  WASHINGTON  PHILADELPHIA  NEW YORK  BOSTON ail������I all  Points East.  Wexl ���������|Mi South.  For information, time cards, maps aud tickets ���������  call on or write' -        ��������� - - ' '  //.  G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent;Nelson, I}. C.\ .-.  ��������� F. D. GlDBS/'-'-S'  General Agent, Spokane; Wash,'" ':  or  A. D.' CHARLfoN, . \Y  Asst: Gent. Pass. Agent, Portland. Oregon.  Spokane  Falls &,  Northern R'y.  Nelson &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  All Rail to Spte, lasl  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spoaane  and ITortliport- .   .  Tri-"Wee"kly Between Northport and Nelson.  The riRht is reserved to changcthis schedule  at iiny time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc.. apply at: Company's,  oilice. Nelson.  j Leave 8.12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  T. Al.I-AN.    -  Secrcturj.  J. ~\V. TROUP."  Manager.  1  Provincial Land Surveyors.  Office:  NELSON   AXD   l"*.OSSL___>"D, B. C  140  Trains leave "Selson for Spokane every  ! Monday, Wedsesdat and Friday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thursdays  and Saturdays at 7 a. m., and making  close connection by S.S. Nelson -with all  Kootenay Lake points.,  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus witli stage on  Mondays*, Wednesdays; Thursdays and  Fridays.      _  ' Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport ���������with stage Daily. J.-..*-: r_*=* Mi.���������> MB* ���������'���������' 1 VtWMPtj '4i__^_l_KK-aUBAi J._-i(_?k������*-upir."-*!--".. ������������������������������������_.  j--^'C.:nr.v-__i _-_>.--���������  THE MINER, NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 189-,.  .1  Cs>css?������C2������ai_^������  6UN  MON  TUE  WED  THU  FRI  5AT  J  s>  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14-  15  16  17  18  19  ao  Zl  22  23  24-  lb  26  ������7  28  29  30  31  J  -5  THE BRITISH PACIFIC.  Layfayette H. De Friesse of the  firm of Steele, De Friesse & Dickson,  of New York, was in Victoria recently to consult with the gentlemen  having charge of the British Pacfic  railway interests. He stated that the  scheme is looked n pon favorably liy  the gentlemen whom he represent..  The syndicate, it is said, have entered into a contract to furnish capital  enough to build the road subject to  certain conditions of the contract being carried out by the present trustees  or charter holders of the British  Pacific.  This is a great enterprise and will  mean much to Victoria and Vancouver  Island. The road is to traverse almost  the entire length of the island and  cross to tbe mainland over small islands at the narrowest point of the  Gulf of Georgia; after reaching the  mainland it will traverse a country  north of the Cariboo, the terminal not  having been fully decided upon, but.  probably, at some point on Hudson's  BayJ The projected road will meet the  opposition of the Canadian Pacific,  and as that is all powerful in Canada,  it will probably retard the work for  some years.  BRANCH   HOUSE.  H. M. HEREIN & CO.  COMMISSION  MERCHANTS.  DEALERS IN  CALIFORNIA and WASHINGTON  FRUITS ANI������ VEGETABLES,  HITTER,    ECUS   AND   POULTRY,  1IAV, tiRALV, -LOUR aud MILL FEED.  NELSON  (229)  B  C  THE DIPLOCK  LIMITED.   WHOLESALE ���������  Paper Dealers and Stationers  VANCOUVER, B. C.  - SOLE AGENTS FOR  Brinsmead de Nordieimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson & Oo.'s Show Oases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine-  125  ADMINISTRATION SALE-  Notice or Sale by Auction In the Goods or  John Uoian [Deceased] and In the Mat*  ter or the Adnilnlf-tralloii of His E������late.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEK THAT ON  Wedn.Mli-y, the ttth day ot November,  A. D. 1895, nt thc hour of 12 o'clock noon, at the  Court Houtte, Nelson, B. C���������  thc following interests in the below mentioned  mineral claims will be offered for sale at public  auction:  Claim.  Interest.  Recorded.  ���������    7-16  i  *  NewDcnvcr.B.C.  Lilly   .i               *������  Purchaser   to satisfy  himself as   to title.  Terms Cash.  Dated 5th day of October, A.D. 1895.  ALFKED J. MARKS,  (220)                                     Administrator.  Ludicrous Rage.  Possibly as ludicrous a thing as evei.  happened was the experience of my  friend, Piofessor Roswell Park of Buffalo. A man's life had been saved by  the beautiful surgical skill of a successful laryngotomy. When health had been  restored, my friend proposed to his patient tbe insertion of an artificial larynx,  ���������o that yowel tones, or true voice, could  be added to tbe whisper that necessarily  resulted from tbe absence of the vocal  .���������bards. This apparently highly desirable thing was done, but the tone, of  course, was uniform. There was no  change of pitch posisble to the mechanical larynx, and expression, modulation,  timbre���������everything that makes voico  pleasant ant"* more than useful was absent. The man could speak, convey  ideas perfectly, but when he tried to  give emphasis, nuances, shadings, diverse inoanings and especially when he  tried to express emotion, anger or resent-  meut there were only the monotonous  drone., and squeak of the. intolerable machine. Nothing could control the con  vulsive laughter of tbe surgeontand assistant-. The poor man's indignation  sought outlet in speech, but the very  words of wrath were turned to outra  geoos absurdity by the infernal device .  In a spasm of ebullient rage ho tore the  mechanism out of his throat, cursed the  man who had saved his life and is  probably running and hoarsely whispering invectives at him still, fie never  __c������me^.baok.___Dr.__George._M. __Gould!s.  *'Meaning and Method of Life."  Stevoiuou and Carlyl*.  Bobert Louis Stevenson used to tell  this story of his early days: He was entering in an  absentminded way the famous secondhand bookshop of James  Stillie when he ran into a fuming old  gentleman who was leaving the establishment.   The latter ejaculated in an  angry tone, "Man,  can  you not look  where you are going!" Stevenson apolo-  gized for bis   awkwardness and  was  _ then confronted by Mr. Stillie, who was  also excited.  The bookseller exclaimed:  "The creature has beon trying to mako  out that an old book I sold him is spu'  rions I He may be able to write, but ho  knows nothing about black lotter books.  He's the most disagreeablo customer  that ever entered, my shop!"   "Who is  he?" asked Stevenson.   "Oh, that's tho  great Mr. Thomas Carlyle," was  tho  answer.        - .'  A Black Sktcp.  Mrs. Highmind���������It worries uie sick  to think how my little boy is growing  np without a taste for literature.  Friend���������Hasn't he any?  Mrs. Highmind���������Not a bit. I bought  him a beautifully bound copy of Buskin's "Seven Lamps of Architecture, "  and I actually had to whip him torn  him read it. ���������New York Weekly.  COLOMBIA AND KOOTENAY RAILWAY  NAVIGATION COMPANY.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IT  is thc intention of the Columbia and  Kootenay Railway and Navigation Company  to apply to thc Railway Committee of the  Privy Council to sanction the building and  construction of a branch line of railway from  a point on the Columbia and Kootenay. Railway about three and a quarter miles east of  Robson, to a point on the bunk of the Kootenay  River at it s junction with the Columbia Kiver,  a distance" of about three-quarter, of a mile,  for tho purpose of giving increased facilities to  business and of transporting the products of  mines, and to sanction the appropriation of thc  necessary lands for that purpose under tho  compulsory powers vested in the said Company  by the Railway Act or any other Act in its  behalf.  : (Signed) J. D. TOWNLKY,  Secretary.  Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 8,1895.       (22C, 1210 5)  NOTICE.  Ofpicul Map of Bkitish Columbia.  COPIES of the new official map of Pritish  Columbia, 1895, issued under authority of  the Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works, can be obtained at the office of thc  undersigned by booksellers, stationers and  others who may desire to place them for sale  in their establishments, upon payment at the  rate of $6 per dozen.  W. S. GORE,  Deputy Commissioner of Lands & Works.  Lands and^-Works -Department,--  Victoria, B. C, October 8,1895.  (227)  PRIVATE BILLS.  NELSON  LOTS  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 BUILDINQ8  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DAWSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Pricos Maps, etc.. to .������������������._-������,������,  FRANK FLETCHER  Land CoinmissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.  THE MCDOWELL ATKINS WATSON  CO., LTD.  e-^-S-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-  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.  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417  HASTINGS-STREET,  127  VANCOUVER, B. C.  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to, supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  Draught Beer at 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer at $10 per Barrel.  OKPEKS CAST BE IF.FT AT IIVMEB'S BAKERY.  MAIl   ORVEKS   rKUWr-TlY   ATTEKflKW  TO-  R. RIESTERER, Prop.  93  The Cassell G old Exlf acting Co.,Limited.  THE McARTHUR-FORREST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  Parti(>s having reb'.'llious 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 costs of treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   PELLEW-HAhVEY.   F.%C. S.  S*XT_?3__iRXN__,S33Sri__)__E3Sr'Il,  SPECIAL FOR  30 DAYS  SUITS, TWEED, PROM $27,00   .   ;  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, .iJB35.00ljfr  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - - - ~  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.   OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. .BAKER AND WARD STREETS.     so  ESTABLISHED 1886-  INCORPORATED 180 6  McLennan, McFeely & Co,  i_i-v_:iT_2r>-  /_?_=������ CORDOVA  ST.,   VANCOUVER,  B. O.  -Importer* efaad wholesale <lealerr������ la -  MINER'S SUPPLIES,  Contractor's Outfits, Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  BAR IRON <& FIRTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  GILKER ]$WE14X  _m:o_b_e asr-Eiw q-oozds.  rpo AVOID MISAPPREHENSION on the  ���������*- part of persons who propose to introduce  Private Bills at the next session of the Legislature, tho Speaker.lias directed the publication of thc following ruling, which explains  the distinctive character of such measures:  "Every bill for the particular interest or  benefit of any person or persons is treated in  Parliament as a Private Bill. Whether it be  for the interest of an individual, a public company or corporation, a city - or municipality or  other locality, it is equally distinguished from  a measure of public policy, in which the whole  community are interested; and this distinction  is marked by thc solicitation of Private Bills  by the parties themselves whose interests aro  concerned.-By the standing orders of tho Houso  all Private Bills, or Bills to amend the same,  arc required to be brought in upon petition,  and the payment of fees by the promoters is  an indispensable condition to their progress.  Public Bills, to amend Private Bills con bo introduced by a member of the Government, but  not bfr ft private member.  THORNTON FELL,  [Mil Clerk of the House.  _BJST(__fI^^3]-RS.  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS,       ,      - * * *  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS,   ETC.,  FISH   CANNING   AND   MINING  MACHINERY, HIDRAULIC GIANTS,  * *    .'      * PIPES  AND SINKING   PUMPS  FOR  MINES.  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  MILK  AttESTS F������K HKKKY   R.. WOIt_lll>4_.TOV_   ..TEAM   WMI'B   AXD IXtiEKHOLE'li  K������<K IHUII.I,  ('0.--4 KTK.tM   K<M.K  I������KII.L__.  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P.O. DRAWER 12    -    VICTORIA, B. 0.  SUITS  ' SEBGBS,  C^EVOITS,  _C*W*Ei*__!I_������S.  PANTS  The Finest Goods anil the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys'Clothing.  s:p:E!bi_i__x. to tibiiei t^^__d_ei-  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our own  brands���������---La Progression" and "Pride of the West"���������are  splendid value.   Call aad Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  .09  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers, Boiler Makers, and Manufacturers of Al! ^Classes of. Machinery. Sawmill and  Marine Work a Specialty;  SOLE   NANIIFACTIIKEB-   OF  THE  (205)  CANADIAN PACIFIC KAIL WAT  NOTICE.  The Hall Mines, L'd.  imSM FOR CHARCOAL  TENDERS* IN'. WKITIXG WILL BE  received up to 15th of November by the  undersigned at Xelson, B. C. for surpljing  100,000 bushels of charcoal, to be delivered at  tbe Hall Mines Smelter or on tho cars at the  C. P- R. terminal or wharf.  .Bids for lots of 10,000 bushels each or for the  whole will be received.  The charcoal must be made of alder, birch,  ���������pine or firwood, and tenders are required to  state of what class of wood the charcoal will  be made. .      -  The lowest or any tender not ncccssanly accepted. HEKKY E. CItOASDALB. j  <283) Com. Manager.  S. S. Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday  at 8 a. m.: Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  at 7 a. m.  LEAVK NELSON.for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p. m.; Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  points and ail outgoing and incoming trains of  the C.P.R. at Nelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular, is lit throughout by electricity, and  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for the comfort of passengers. ���������  The above schedule is in effect ICth May,  1205 subject to change/  JAS. WAUGH      .    GEO. F. HAYWARD  Purser.      13. Master  icW Route to  Pacilic Coast and Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas Gity, Buffalo. New York.  BATES TZEilE LOWEST.  Kendall Band Mill, B. 0. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  Wc keep In stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings  Brass Goods, Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leather  Bolting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPIJMPSFOR MINES  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave., VAN00UVEB, E. 0.  D.  CARTMEL,       J. W. OAMPION.      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West Kootenay.  Seoretarr-Treasurer.  Manager  Greatest Variety of Routes, Rail ai Stealers.  Leaves Nelson Wednesdays and Saturdays at 16.30 o'clock, making close  connections with Transcontinental trains ab'Revelstoke.  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON,   ".     H. K. MACDONELL,    \    - GEO. McL. BROWN,  -  ' Agent. Kelson,       Tra,v. Frgt, and Pass. Agt, Nelson.      Dist Pass. Agt.'Vancouver.  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895.  My Fall Goods are now arriving and injr  Stock in a few days will beflcomplete. *  Every Novelty of the Season, including the*  "Lee Metford" Army Itifle, Elej's ���������'Pegamoid" Paper. Shells, and the "Winchester  Bifle Model, 189_."   .  Shot Guns from the f.-iotorv of \V. H. Tis-  dall, *W.W. Greener, J. P. Clabrough & Bro..  and "VV. Eichards.  Trappers' Supplies.   -     Catalogue Just Out..  CHAS. E. TISDALL  (1-3)    ..      "  VANCOUVER.

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