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The Miner 1895-11-30

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 -   s^~:-  THE MINE1. IN KOOTENAY ABE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  AMERICA.  THE ORES ARE HIGH-GRADE   N  SOLD, SILVER, COPPER  ANT) LEAD.  Whole Number 276.  Nelson,  British Columbia, Saturday,  Novemher 30,   1895.  Price Five Cents."  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YORK.  2.-. -'������  2!)  Nov.-     ������������������:���������  Sll.VF.lt '>7g    ...l>78.  Leai> 320 ...320 ..  (Owing to heavy Kales in tho lEnst there were  no silver quotations on the 28th.1  ..673 ....������7..... <i7J  :mo .. .320 .... :������������������.!-  COl'I'KK.  Liverpool, Nov. i, 1S95.  Good Merchantable Copper advanced from  ������46 12s Cd perton on the 1st ulto,, toA-i <������3d on  the 4th. From this point it steadily declined,  inconsequence of continued sellmK by American holders, until on the 30th. 811 his was accepted for one week prompt. This material  fa!' of over .������_ 10s per ton brought in buyers,  and with tho large decline in the hnglish  Stocks announced yesterday, there has been un  improvement of 7s (id per ton; closing values  being ������45 2s Od cash and ������15 10s three months  prompt. Thc transactions of tho month  amount to about30,COO tons. Mra.i.   m  Tho sale of one������four th interest���������300.000 shares  -In the Anaconda Company, at *_> per share,  having been completed, the shares were offered  on the 27th ulto. tothe public at ���������*'#ft ���������ft"���������;  representing a total price of ������8.40.000 for  the Mines and Works. Little desire was. however manifested lc> purchase the shares nt this  price, and we understand the larger portion  still remains in the hands of the Underwriters.  As the production of Copper from these mines  to allow for an adequate dividendj*i d Si"*������������  Fund on this large capital, would require to be  enormous with silver even at its prese t price,  the offering of these shares had a depressing  effect on the market for copper, and materially  assisted to lower values.  James Lewis & Svns Circular,  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  ORE SHIPMENTS.  VIA  KASLO.  Nov. 14-28-Slocfin Star to Tacoma in addition to that already reported ....  Nov. 21���������Wellington to Smhlter, Mont...  '���������    Jill-Silver King   .     VIA WANETA  Nov. 11-18���������War Kugle United Smeller Co  via  sokthi-okt.  "    18���������Cliff to Tacoma   ���������'���������"*-��������� is���������War Ragle to United Smelter Co  ������������������ St    ::,     ������������������������������������=��������� ���������    ::  "    12���������Josie to '  ... ���������i0_     ������������������  '���������    Cliff to Tacoma.   Total   1521  19  200  o  10  10J  10  6  5 ,  10  4.-i5  T������Ml AM_me*Hii Bine**- ���������*������������������*- ****���������  Nelson   Ainsworth  ��������� ...  Trail Creek (gold ore)...  Slocan via Nakusp   Slocan via Kaslo.......  Blue Bell to Pilot Bay.  Total.  TONS  .... 24H  .... 1124  ....13.422J  .... 1.SS1  .... 467J  ....17,701  .'...U.oOliJ  BULLION SHU'MKNTS.  Already reported since J unc. 1S95,  Nov. 23-Hlot Bay to Aurora. HI   "    26��������� "    "     28- " f;   *'    Total   1840  40  40  40  1EU0  MINING TKANSFEKS.  November 16���������  ' Hoba���������A D McKenzie to C D McKenzie,  NAKUS1".  November 19��������� .  DandD-Wra Douglas to J K Owens to D  Moore and John Vallance, \, ?;*0.  November 22���������  Eclipse No. 1 and No. 2-Wm Fuller to Hugh  "fgSS-VS rati!?o,*2-Hugb Madden to Jas  Anderson, J in each. 91.  November 'ill-  Black Diamond and Parrot���������Mrs M K Allan  to J L Davis, i in each, 91.  NEW   LOCATIONS.  KASLO..  -November -IB���������*������������������- ���������- '���������  R E Lee���������J Wyant, Bear Creek.  Bedrock���������J Briggs, on Kaslo creek.  November 18���������    .  Old Dominion���������C Whoaton.  November 20��������� . ,  Granite���������A Angcliiie.  Lone Star-W 11 Gordon.  Might Star���������J F Wilson.  Coin���������K Dermas, near Ainsworth.  SAKUSI*.  November 25���������'  Firefly���������John D   McDonald  and A A  Mc-.  -I'herson, at the Needles, Lower Arrow I^akc.-'  California Girl���������By   same, joining  Golden  Climb, at tho Needles.  White  Elephant���������S   B   Hendee  and   1   V\  Spellman, on Lower Arrow Lake, 7 miles south  of Fire Valley.  .   West Shore���������By same, near White Elephant.  St  Maurice-By same, opp Van Houten Ck,  Dandy No 2���������Wm Douglas  und S B Hendee,  west of "the O K at the Needles.  THK WEATHER.  The lust week has been a good type of Nelson  winter weather. It began with fairly hard  frosts, on Tuesday and Wednesday about'six  inches of snow fell and since thenarapid thaw  has set in. The following are .the readings of  the thei-momet er for the'week:  Nov. 24-Max 30c   Min .'.'....-. 23������  "    -J5-        3SC  .....18������  "    al_        36������         28= ���������  "���������   27���������         Xl������������  ':.29������  "     28���������         40������-  31������-  "     09���������         41������       -      33������  ..   ."   ,30-r         -.42������         1 34������  These readings are taken at 9 a. in. and consequently represent tho lowest temperature  during the preceding night.  INCREASED USE OF COPPER.  Attention bas often been called by tbe  Engineering and Mining Journal to tbe  increase in" tbe demand for copper, caused by. tbe extension of electrical work  in various directions. An instance of  a new demand.for tbe' metal- wbicb bad  hitherto been hardly suspected is found  in tbe recently issued annual report of  the Western Union Telegraph Company.  We find there that the company during  the year ending with June last added to  its -wire lines a net length of 11,859 miles,  and that over 10,000 miles of the new  ���������wire ate of copper. The; report states,  moreover, that the company lies adopted  the policy of replacing all defective ii.on  wires on its line with copper, tbe in-  ' ten tion being to Use that metal alone on  all the principal lines hereafter.- The advantages of saving in weight, "increased  capacity for electrical transmission, and  diminished liability to interruption from  atmospheric conditions, are sufficient to  make the copper wires more economical  in the end, notwithstanding their greater  first cost.  NELSON.  "Mining matters round Nelson are  quiet for the present, aud local interest  is centred on the deal for the Fern,  E irekn and Hidden Treasure, three  cl.iims on Mali Creek. These, have been  b mded by Frank Fletcher and Tlios. J.  Duncan to F. C. Innes of Vancouver  under the following terms. Tbe owoers  are to put in at once a two stamp mill  receiving 81,500 in cash for that purpose.  Tlie purchaser receiving at the same  time a quarter interest. He can further  acquire a 26-100 interest by paying $7500  on 1st June next, aud the balance of tbe  property will become his ou tbe 1st June  1807 on pay meu t of $30,000. Ic is understood that Mr. Innes is acting for  for some of the chief officials of the C.  P. R. at Montreal.  SLOCAN.  All the ore on the dumps of the Slocan  Boy has been sacked ready for shipment.  The Whitewater will join the shippiDg  list this season nnd expects to send out  500 tons. .  Fifteen men are working on the Washington. The concentrator at this miue is  only waiting the arrival of its machinery.  Over 2000 claims have been recorded  in the Slocan since. the first claim was  located on the Pavne Mountain on the  9th Sept. 1891.  The Slocan Star has now about 30 men  working on it nnd is shipping from 100  to 140 tons a week. The ore goes out via  Kaslo. The concentrator machinery is  on. its way iu and is daily expected.  Tlie Northern Belle has been sold by  the Henessey Bros, and Thompson to Mr.  II. II. Alexander of Calgary, a cousin of  Messrs. George aud* Lorenzo Alexander,  The price is reported to be.$3000. -  BOSSTjAKD.        *      ���������������    ������������������  (From our own Correspondent.)  A big strike is reported in the upper  tunnel of the Cliff.  It has been decided not to move further in the matter of the incorporation of  Rossland for the present  It is an almost assured fact tbat n  smelter is to be built in the immediate  future within a mile of Rossland. Two  of our roost influential miue owners are  now ranking the final arrangements for  its erection with a well known smelt**  man.  Considerable satisfaction has been  caused by the decisions of Judge Spinks  in several important mining suits brought  before him. (t is thought that they will  tend to check the jumping tendency  which has become so prevalent during  the past few mouths.      ,_,  As an outcome of the general indignation  felt against those persons who are spending their time in relocating claims held  by others, a meeting of bona fide owners  of mines and prospects has been called  for Friday night for the purpose of uniting themselves to protect their interests  from the jumpers and black mailers that  nre now in tlie camp. The latter, a great  many of whom are known, ate advised  .not to attend.  The deal on the Homestake mine,  which was thought to have been spoiled  through the instrumentality of a'jumper]  who relocated the ground while negotiations were pending, has been satisfactorily concluded, nnd the tables turned  on the "gentlemen" interested in the  restaking, who are being, prosecuted for  _conspiriicyJ.by.Jhe_origiual__bond__'older.  of the claim. The case came before tbe  magistrate,, and was dismissed on a  technicality, but it is understood tbat a  new indictment will be drawn up.at once.  VEItNOM.  (From the News.)  Development work is being prosecuted  0:1 the miuernl claims back of the B. X.  creek.'and the proprietors appear well  satisfied.  The Shippers' Union of Kelowna sent  forward to Kootenay another consignment last Saturday, consisting of three  cars of mixed vegetables.  Webster, Dennisou and McMillen are  working on their claims on Deep creek,  in Camp Hewitt, aud from one of them,  the Little Duncan, a most encouraging  assay of about 100 ounces of silver to the  ton has been recently obtained.  John McDonald, better known as ' 'Lardeau-'Jack," a' Kootenay prospector who  has been working in this district, has  some fine specimens of gold-bearing  quartz from a claim recently located by  him on the west side of the lake.  Anew mineral ledge has been located  near Lumby, pronounced by local experts  to be among tbe best looking gold-bearr  ing quartz yet located in the district.  It was found by Mr. Mcllvanie and the  Late Peter Bessette, who staked it off  just a few days prior to the death of the  latter. .'-.*-..  Another promising raining enterprise  is beiug pushed forward near Port Morden on the west side of Okanagan lake.  Col. Windom and Mr. Gibb, of Calgary,  located a'ledge in thrt section several  weeks ago, and during t'-.e "visit" of Mr.  Sussman, the C. P. R. expert, he paid it a  visit and was much impressed with the  extent of tbe ore leads. It is said that a  prominent C. P. It. magnate in Montreal  -is anxious to gain control of the proposition:   MIDWAY.  (Midway Advance.)  Transfers "are the order of the day,  showing that there are those who wish to  invest in our mines and those who are  willing that they should do so.  A large influx of mining men of all j  grades are making their way up the j  North Fork of Kettle river into Boundary j  Creek camps. A number are "remaining .  or investing in properties before leaving.,  Mangott & McE.heron have still a!  force of men pegging  away   at the  de  velopment of the east vein of the Morning Star claim at Fairview. The vein is  showing up good and strong, being nbout  eight feet wide and the ore of splendid  character.  A rich new strike has been made on  tbe Mother Lode, Deadwood camp, ns a  result of the recent development work  that is being carried on by Messrs. Scho-  field and McCormiek. The proprietors  say it is tho finest specimen ot ore that  has ever beeu taken from the claim, and  that is saying 11 great deal.  For some time work has beeu carried  on on the Joe Dandy claim, Fairview  camp, and as a reward of patient toil, a  few days ago'a tine ledge of ore' was  struck at tbe bottom of the shaft. The  vein has suddenly wideued out to about  two feet; and considering that free gold  is frequently met with in the quartz,  some idea in tbe value of the find may  be formed.  NIAGARA RIVER VERY LOW.  The water iu tho Niagarn river is lower  than ''within the memory. of tbe oldest  inhabitant." It has been steadily going  down, until now rocks " which have never  before', been seen are plainly visible."  Tbe most notable evidence is io tbe gorge.  Tbe water pours out very slowly from  tbe rocks beneath the American Falls:  At the Horseshoe Falls the volume is so diminished that the deep, thundering tone  has changed to a lighter one. TableRoek is  entirely .dry, nnd no water tumbles down  the cascade between the Three Sister Islands. The Wetland river, which is the  largest contributory stream to the  Niagara river hereabouts, has now no perceptible How. Fear is expressed that  should eastern gales spring up tbe river  may run nearly dry, as the water would  be forced up the lakes. The present state  of afairs is caused by general low water  ic tbe lakes, whose levels were never' before so low."  THE LAND FOR THE PEOPLE.  Has the Government of British Columbia gone into the real estate business?,  asks the Province. This is the state of  affairs reported to us from Nelson: "The  .town belonged originally partly to ^the  Government, partly to the C. P. E.,. and  both have a large number of lots yet., unsold. Lots have, from time to time, been  bought at auction by speculators who  now hold several. Additions to the  original townsite are also owned by private individuals. There is now a demand  by bona fide working men for land  whereon to build. They apply to the  Government, but the Government will  not sell. These men are therefore driven  to the C. P. It. and the speculative holders  mentioned above, both of whom ask,  prohibitive prices for their land."  A question is consequently agitating  the minds of tbe inhabitants of Nelson  as to whether it forms part ofthe Goveiu-  ment's duty to speculate iu town lot's,  aud by rofusing to sell the land of the  people to the people to foice them to  buy from corporate or individual holders  at a naturally enhanced figure. It is  held that Government land- should be  sold at a low-price and on easy terms���������  that no one should be allowed to buy lots  iu town except for building purposes.  This seemB a perfectly reasonable view to  take of the matter, and unless the  Government has some very good reasons  to advance for refusing cash offers for  crown land which has not yet been made  public the imputation that it is. helping  to keep up prices for the benefit of the  few at the expeuse of the many would  appear to be well founded.  "CONCERT.  Song-  The concert given in  the Melhodisfc  Church on   Thursday evening  was a  great success.   The building was fairly  well  filled  in  spite   of the    weather,  which   was   atrocious.   The   melting  snow mado walking almost dangerous.  Again    the prevalent complaint, bad  colds, made 11 hole in the programme,  Miss Rhodes being unable, much to the  regret, of the audience,   to leave the  house.   The followiug program me was  performed: ,  Overture Selilcpcgroll  Orchestra.  Recitation-.-.-.-.'.v Longfellow  ltcv. lico. li. Morden.  Threo Jolly Sailors" Murziuls  K. W. Day.  Quartette���������"Comr  Where the Lillies Jilootn,"  ��������� Mesdames Tromi and  Heathcote, Messrs.  Tu...cr and Shaw.  Uuct in Canon���������"Friendship," Manuals  Messrs. Turner and Shaw:  Selection���������"Daughters of Love[ wult-]..Jlcnnetl  i Orchcntrn."  INTERMISSION.  Solo   "Garden of Sleep".: De l_ira  C.  Hamber.  ReaduiK- ���������'������������������������������������������������������������������������ ��������������������������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������   K. P. \\ halley.  Solo with Violin Obligato Briiga  Mrs. Troup.  Overture���������"Home Circle" Schlepegrcll  - Orchestra.  Solo���������"Daddy" by request. ;Behrend  Mrs.'Goepel.  Song���������"OH" to' Philadelphia".......'.... .Haynes  ���������- .1. K. Turner. .  .  Selection���������"Honey Suckle".. Hartman  Orchestra.  Goi> Save tiik Qiikk.v.  The orchestra again charmed the  audience, although it lacked the valuable help of the 'cello, and has proved  a great addition to the'musical fare  oflered to the Nelson public. Every  number .throughout the programme  was encored and the several perform:  ers kindly ��������� responded, so that the  audience practically got a double bill  for their money. Tlie original programme was by no means too long  mid was, therefore, only pleasantly extended. Mr. IS. P. Whtilley provided  plenty of amusement by his "reading."  He-apologized for having nothing to  read and introduced instead a young  lady quite nw to Nelson, whose recitation produced roars of laughter. As  an    encore    Mr.     Whalley .. told    the  pathetic story  of but it is time  for us to leave off too.  The entertain men t will produce  about 835 towards paying off the debt  on the church.  MINING NOTES.  (From our Exchanges.  Mr. F. S. Barnard's English company  is bringing au action for libel against  the Province.  Mr. J. 11. Clemes, the mining expert  who was inspecting several properties  in this district for the Lillooet Company, (the name is too long to write in  full) has been Io Alberni. The News-  Advertiser says that on his return be  was rather reticent.  The Silver Cup mine at Tiout Lake  recently bonded by Dan McGillivray will  be a shipping mine this winter.     ,       ,  The Mail estimates tbat about 150 meu  will be employed on development work  round tbe Trout Lake camp this winter.  The Gem minej Wallace, Idaho, closed  down last week, throwing 100 men out of  work. It is expected operations will be  resumed next spring.  Captain John Grant has left llle.ile  waet to spend the winter ,at his home in  Scotland. Work will be continued at  the Maple Leaf in spite of his absence.  Itis true that up at Forty-Mile Post,  Alaska, wages are 810 a day, but wheu  one considers that a man can only wotk  30 or _0 days iu the year it isn't so big  after, all.  Illustrating the great profits of legitimate raining, it is calculated that the net  profits of the Anaconda. Mont., copper  mine tor the eighteen' months ending  June '95, were nearly $5,000,000.  By granting permission to the Mac-  Arthur-Forrest patent owners to amend  their original patent, the English courts  have given additional strength to their  position. It is evident that legislation on  that subject is over in England.  The Cariboo aud Horsefly mines are  obliged to close down for the winter in  consequence of ice. A partial clean up  at the Horsefly resulted in about $6000  being got. The total winnings for- the  season are put down at $50,000 and working expenses at $7000 a month.  The test hole of the Lulu Island Company reached 600 feet before it was stopped. All the gold, in white, rotten quartz  was found between 250 and 500 feet. A  shaft will be at once sunk. Interest  continues, and many more claims have  been staked.  Capt. Cooper, of New Westminster, B.  C., is adopting au altogether novel  method of hydraulicing for"gold along  the banks of the Fraser between Harrison and Yale. He has fitted his little  steamer, the Courser, a boat of about 50  tons, with hydraulic monitors and pumps  aud will work on the banks very much  after the fashion of a marine fire engine  alongside wharves and buildings at river  and seajjorts".   The Salt Lake men have secured a  patent on a traction engine which is especially designed for the transportation  of ores from the mines that lie distant  from, the railroads. It is understood it  is to be given a trial by one of the big  mines of Utah. It is diil'erent from any  other traction engine in that it is equipped with a sort of rolling track eight  inches wide, within which the drive  wheels revolve, Its capacity is 100 . tons  at from six to fifteen miles per hour over  ordinary roads.  Itis conservatively estimated there are  now about COO men employed in the  mines at Warduer, Idaho, at $2.50 and  $3 a day, making a monthly payroll of  between $55,000 and $60,000. The Bun-  _ker_HLl.l_c'.n_d ^yiyjULu____ll_,_.'___ier__iQ0,.  the Last Chance, of which Charles  Sweeney is superintendent, between 90  aud 100, the Stemwinder and the Sierra  Nevada each has a small force, the two  latter properties being under lease,  while other leased properties are also  working a few men. The Lust Chance  concentrator is working steadily. It is  reported that the force on "the Last  Chance is to be increased to 200 men,  The "Carson mint disclosures, which  have furnished entertainment to Neva-  dans for .'95 still has first place. One  1-Ieney is now on trial for alleged theft of  bullion. '..Tfiis week Thomas Price, of  San Francisco, an expert witness, testified  that in working gold by the chlorination  process, it. would, if imperfectly.worked,  beheld in solution and run oil" iu tlie  miut sewers. ." Several witnesses who had  taken samples of mud from the mint  sewer, which had been assayed, gave testimony. Tlie samples ran from 25 cents  to $52 a ton. The sewer has its.outlet in  a potato field. ., About forty samples of  the earth therefrom were placed in evidence, with their assays, showing an  average of $11 to the ton. The value of  the muck in thc sewer was estimated at  $2,000. The defence showed that a  stretch of ground reaching from that  potato field to the State prison, nearly  two miles distant, had been turned into  a fine paying placer diggings by the gold  aud silver which floated out from the  sewer of the mint.      ������  The following from the New York Mail  and Express   oE   the   13th  is reprinted  simply to indicate thc feeling in the East-  The Mail and Express is a conservative  journal, usgally free from sensationalism:  ���������'"Clarence Mackey, who arrived last'week,  went back to Europe to-day. Mr. Mackay  Sr. is busily engaged in closing up. some  large mining contracts and cannot   be  absent from America  for any-length-of  time just at present.    It is stated this  astute mine" owner looks for a revival  of  European interest in American gold-mining properties as   a   result   of   the late  Katlir criize in Europe. .   Fortunes  m/ule  in that excitement, which are already beyond the power  of any panic to touch.  i are so numerous that it is hardly   to   be  ! supposed   mines   elsewhere   which    are  ': better thai: aniajority of the Kaffir   pro-  ! perties, will fail to come in for a share of  : attention from  this   larne   class,   which  j knows wliat.a good mine is.     With new  I methods of working  and superior facil-  ! ities for transit oilered by American pro-  ' perties, we ought to have a gold mining  boom with which-the Comstock excite-  mont  of   the  '70s. would look   like   a  microbe beside a mammoth."  LOCAL   NEWS.  NEWS   OF   THE WORLD.  Captain Fitzstubbs returned to Nelson on Tuesday las;.  The NelsohjQuadi'illo Club will give  another of its most enjoyable dances  in the Fireball on Thursday evening.  Mr. W. Brown, of the C. P. B., and  Mr. C. G. Griffiths, of the Helena  smelter, were visitors to town during  the week.  S. P. Shaw recently customs officer  al i-iosslund has beenremoved to Nelson his place being taken by B. li.  MacDonald from Huntington.  -   ������  The machinery for the electric light  arrived from Toronto on Tuesday last.  It is probable, if the weather continues  Hue,   that   it may   be    installed    by  Christmas.  Messrs. Turner, Beeion -S^Co. have  completed all the akerations required  in their store on Baker Street and.-are  now , ready to do business. A very  large quantity of goods has arrived  for the lii-iii from the Coast.  Robert J. Bealev & Co. have incorporated with a capital of $50 OCJ. The  chief members of the company, are  we"I known' here, and are general  favoiites. We hope that prosperity  will attend the new concern.  On the 17th of-'December there is to  be ������ bazaar at. tbe English church, at  which the goods offered for sale will be  especially suitable to the season. In  the ev * >ing there- will be a novel entertainment of a nature never before  given in .Nelson.  The store lately occupied by the  Nelson Drug Company on the bridge  at the corner of Baker and Ward  streets is being fitted up as a telegraph  office by the C. V. R. This will be a  great convenience to the public. It.  would be well if a receiving office for  parcels could also be established.  Besides.the snow and ice there are  in ny other practical signs thatChris:-  mas is near. Among these is the announcement of the Nelson Drug Stow-  that they have imported a large  quantitv of toys. A group of little  ones will probably be seen ftr.t.tt'ning  their noses against the window of th i  store wondering which of the mxny  bea.ilit'ul.things.they will find in their  stocking on .the eventful morn.  Mr. Abbott, the General Superintendent of the C. P.: R., is reported to  have said that the probabilities ai e  t'mt the extension from Lethbridge  wust,. through the Crow's Nest pass  will be commenced next year and the  road from Robson to Rossland would  no doubt be constructed. In building  tin* latter branch they will he  obliged to make the distance iii  order to save grades. The tonnage of  the Kootenay com.*try will be largely  increased next ye *.���������'.  Mv. and Mrs. T. G. Procter, ot* Balfour, left on Tuesday to spend the winter at ;Santa Monica in California,  where Mr. Procter has a brother. -Mt.  Procter well deserves a holidry after  a hard season's woik. He has been  especially active in opening up the  Crr wford Creek district. He has mai'e  a trail right in from Pilot Bay, a distance of 30 miles, to the "cost of which  the government has coi it "Minted $5'..li),  Mi'.'ProcterJis also the chief owner ol  the London .and Bullion, two claims  on what, is known as the dry ore bell  north of Bear Lake. The tunnel on tin-  London is in about 150 feet and has 75  feet further to go before it strikes the  ledge. "  .  Till. MEETING OF  I'Al.LIAMEMT.  Ottawa, Nov. 20.--Tt is officiallyan-  niuincedth.it the Dominion.Parliament  will meet, on January 2nd. This will  be the sixth session in on? parliament,  a most unusual thing.'and its duration  is limited by the constitution to April  25th. '  " i .   "*  OilUKOIl NOTJCKS.  Sunday, December  I, IS!.."-.  Mi'THonisT Ciiukcii, Corniv Silica  and .Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. 111. and 7.30 p. in.  i Ciiukcii oi-' Encilani). Services at  11 a., m.-and 7.30 p. m. Holy Communion after morning service.  .  PuiiSi'YTi-'iUA.v Ciiukch. Services,  at II a. in. and 7 p. 111. Sunday School  (Union) at, 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at S   p.- in.  - Catholic Chuik.'H. Services lirst  and second Sundays of the 111011LI1 at  Nulson.   Mass at 10.30.  Vespers at 7..A  FROM THE FAlt  EAST.  PROVINCIAL.  Lietit.-Goveruoi'D.-svduey has returned  from Ottawa..  A large hotel to^cos-t 815,000 is to be  put up at Grand Forks, Kettle. River.  A teamster on Lulu Island was fiued  for cruelty for kicking his l.orse iu the  stomach.  The largest sturgeon taken in the  Fraser river this season was the other  day brought to New Westminster. It  turued the scale at 920 pounds, and  though the fisherman ouly got a cent a  oi.-und wholesale he made good wages by  it.  Among the new companies receutly  registered is the Victoria Stock Exchange  of British Columbia, Victoria. Capital,  twenty-five $100 shares. Trustees, Robt.  Patterson Ilitliet, Edward Crowe Baker,  Edward Gawlor Prior, Thomas iSingharii  Ha!l and Alfred Corni-lius Flumerfelf.  Objects, general 'st'-ck dealing and  brokerage.  ��������� A despatch to the Times from Constantinople says that tlie  Austrian,  Italian,  Russian and Biitish representatives have  ��������� applied to the Sultan for firmans giving  I them safe conduct for. the inward pas-  i sage. The second despatch boat will be  i attached to the boats of each'of the re-  i Bpectiv'e" embassies.  The Daily News announces that Sir  Phillips Currie, the British minister to  Turkey, now en" route  for  his postal  Constantinople, via Paris, carries witli  him an autograph let te- from the queen  to the sultan.    In this letter the queen  ! says that she has   been deeply distres-  : se.d by reason of the reports of the Ar-  1 menian massacres in ���������tln* Turkish Km-  ������������������piro. ..  :.    A despatch to the Times  from   Odessa  1 says that it is stated from Kars, which is  ; located on the Arpa Cbai river,   a  hund-  ; red   miles  east  of   Eizeroum   tliat   the  j Russian  frontier guards have killed  or  ; captured numerous Knrds who have been  : engaged in pursuim;   Armenians  trying  to escape.     Three  Americans  who have  just arrived at Kars state  that they  are  the sole survivors of an A.menian village  which numbered a thousand  inhabitants  before the massacres.  CANADIAN.  The river Don aud Ashbridge bay, at  Toronto, are frozen over, au almost unprecedented occurrence for this season.  A. Fraser, oil expert, has : had an  interview with Professor, llawson,  director of the geological survey, in reference to future operations in tbe  Athabasca region. Boring has reached a  depth of 1,700 feet, and it is the intention to go still lower, to the strata, where  it is thought a flow of oil will be. struck.  Wm. Horau, a pensioner of the Royal  Irish Constabulary, a seiw_i' in Perley,  about twelve miles from Saltcoats, was  found frozen to death betweeu here and  his home. His team returned to the village  early this morning and the police started  out as soon as. notified aud found the  body alio ut a mile from the village.  There will:be no inquest.  Major Gourdeau has resigned command of the Princess Louise Dragoons,  because he considers he was not ;fairly  dealt with iu connection with the "recent  expedition to Lowe. When the troops  were called out, Gourdeau was iu -MonV  treal. He claims he should have been recalled, but, instead, his troop was placed  iu charge of Major Bliss, of the Artillery,  a junior officer.  In Judge Wui't.le's court at Montreal,  Azaire Gauthier was brought to . the bar  to pleaa to a charge of murdering his  mistress, Celina Cousiguy. Gauthier  behaved with the utmost violence, struggling desperately, four otliceis being  scarcely able to hold him iu his seat.  When'ordered to the bar the struggle  was renewed, and no less than- seven  officers took part in dragging him forward,. The judge warueii him.to behave  himself properly, but-the prisoner paid  no attention. The judge ordered u chair  for the prisoner, but wheu- this was  brought Gauthier refused to sit and still  rought frantically with the police. Every,  one looked nonplussed, but the court -  pio.eeded, and the name of the first  juryman was'callcd. Meanwhile the uproar continued, and eventually an ad-i:  journment- was effected to ascertain  w'lether Gauthier was in ������ fit state to  be tried.      ,s  FOREIGN.  Sir Henry   Ponsonby for many  years  private secretary to the Queen is.dead.   ..  Mr. John Dillon, the well known   Irisli.  lender  aud iiuti-Parnellite   member   of  parliament for East Mayo,"-was married  last week  at   The   Oia'.ory,  Iiromptonn,  to   Miss Mathew," daughter  of Justice  Mathew.   After the'ceremony the bishop  of Galway   read" a   telegram   from  the _  pope, bestowing  his bl.ssing  upon- the  marriage.  A dispatch to the Times from Berlin  confirms the report that China is'negotiating with a German-English syndicate for a new loan for the purpose  of securing funds wiih which to pay  a portioii ol* tbe indemnity promised  in Lhe Japanese at lhe conclusion of  the recent war. Attempts to negoti  ate the loan in  Paris failed.  A dispatch to thu Standard from  Shanghai says that the rebels have  defeated the Chinese army at Haian,  and that the rebels are now masters of  the province of Kaiisu. The rebellion  in the piovincc of Kansu commenced  about the Lime of the defeat of the Chi-,  i-ese by tho Japanese, the imperial  army being routed by the insurgents,  who"captured eleven cities. The gov  eminent-at Peking even went so far as  to discuss the.wisdom of an appeal lo  Hii.ssia for aid iti suppressing the.insurrection.'/ Kansu is the most north west-  oily province of China, and is bounded  on three sides by Mongolia. Reports  received from various sources indicated  that the Mohammedans, who are continually, quarrelling with the followers  of Confucius and Buddha, are responsible for the insurrection.  The battery of dynamite guns which .  stretches along the. bluffs of South Fort  Point at   San   Francisco  for nearly   a.  uiile is now ready to deal out destruction to any   invading  navy"that   may  appear within three,  miles ofthe Golden Gale.    Lieutenant Milroy, who has  charge of the battery,  says.this  battery, which  defends  the chief harbor  ofthe   Pacific coast, is the'largest   in  I the world.    .During thc past two days  j experiments have been made with the  i guns.    Shells  have-been tired with a-  limited amount  of  powder  to test the  '.-iir compressing plant   by   which  pro-  i jectiles an* hurled from the guns. Dur-  ' ing the first week in December an offi-  1 Hal test will be made of the guns before  ; General Gi-ahnm   and  all  officers  stationed at Presidio and the neighboring  military posts.  Shells will be us.d and  the guns will be  tested as if in actual  warfare. w  tilt'-  mm  \'%: '���������  -���������������_  THE MINER,  NKLSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, ,895.  POISON FOR ARROWS.  HOW   THE   DEADLY STUFF   IS   MADE  BY THE   INDIANS.  PREHISTORIC CRIMEA.  Heads of KatUenn-ke. and-Alidomeiis ol  Tarantula Killers Cooked Together���������The  Thrilling Method of Testinjj��������� A Secret  Carefully Guarded.  1 had been a cattle  ranchman on the  plains of southeastern Ariz-iia for some  two y.ars  before I could find out how  the  Apaches poison  their  arrow tips.  The   Indians inherit from their, ancestors au  intense secretiveness  as to tJie  manner of  their  preparation of venom  for limiting or warlike purposes.  A tribal chief years ago would as soon think  of cutting off his own head as to let an-  - other chief know somo method peculiar  to the tribe  for preparing  a  powerful  poison.    Kow that the savages use firearms  almost  to the exclusion of their  primitive weapons tho  older   warriors  will not, if they can, allow information  concerning their tribal   manufacture of  venom   to become   known  among the  palefaces.    I had iu my employ a bright  young Indian   biick, who gavo me full  Information  concerning   the - way   the  plains  Indians have for  many generations made the poisonous fluids for their  arrows.    One day ho went  so far as to  get permission for me to  go over to the  mountains  to  see a tribe of   Yavapais  get  their weapons in proper.poisonous  condition.  Rattlesnakes afford most of the Apache and Piute Indians' venomous compounds.    To see tlie savages prepare the  poisons and  try their efficacy on themselves is enough to distress even a frontiersman's dreams.   The bloated rattlesnake of  the hot alkali deserts of Arizona or  the panhandle of Texas makes  tbe most powerful poison.    There is no  more  hideous  and deadly  serpont   in  America than the bloated rattler.    It is  a terror even to an Apache Indian, and  If there is one thing that is worse than  ��������� rattlesnake in the opinion of  plainsmen and settlers in eastern Texas and  southern Arizona it is an Apache Indian.   The Piutes, although a more cowardly gang than the Apaches, hold this  rattlesnake in less horror, but they give  It plenty of room.   The Fiutes draw on  the snake for their poison after it is  dead.   The Apaches, in spite of their  fear of the snake, make it contribute its  Venom to them while it is alive.  . The rattlesnake of the Arizona desert  grows to a length of 6 feet and attains  a girth of 6 inches at the thickest part  They have tremendous sets of rattles.  This snake has fangs an inch,long and  Is frequently fitted with two sets.   The  poison sacs at the base of these fangs  are as big as a hazelnut   The snake is a  bright yellow in color.  The desert rattlesnake  is a dreadful  enough customer any day in  the year,  bnt daring August takes on the fullness  of its frightfulness; both in appearance  and conduct."  About the middle of August, when the weather  is insufferably  bot,   this snake becomes  bloated from  some cause until it is a third larger than  its normal size.    Its appearance is as if  tbe snake had been blown  up like a  bladder or charged with gas like a balloon.    This rattler is always sluggish  and slow in its movements, and like all  of its kind  usually makes  an effort to  get ont of the way of its intruders, but  in August it simply lies still iu bloated  repulsiveness and will not move for anything, being ready at all times to strike  at everything that comes near it.    As  near, as you can get at it, this rattlesnake at that time of the year is simply  a swollen reservoir of venom.  A Pinte Indian who wishes to lay in  a stock of poison for his arrows kills, at  this time of,. year, enough of these rattlesnakes for his purpose. He cuts off  their heads aud takes them to his lodge.  He_plac^j^i*ne^.of_jthe_r.ude._eartheu  vessels tbat are among, tbe Piute house  hold  effects ten- or a dozen of .these  snake heads.    To them he adds perhaps  ��������� pint of tarantula killer, as tho big  bairy Texan or Mexican spider is  called, or rather he puts the abdomen of  tbe spider in with the snake heads.  This spider has a sting that injects a  poison subtle enough almost to kill a tarantula instantly,, which is itself about  as poisonous a member of tho animal  kingdom  as  one would  care  to meet.  ��������� The poison sac of the tarantula killer is  in'the lower abdomen of the insect, and  lt is this the Piute brave mixes with the  rattlesnake . heads.   He then  pours '#  a pint of water, seah������ the lid of the verier on with  moist ciay anil places the  vessel in a pit where he lias mado a bed  of hot  coals'.    He  burio!- tho vessel in  these coals, and  besides  that  builds a  blazing   fire ou top of it.   This fire is  kept burning fiercely for several hours,  when it is  swept away, and the Indian  " digs his vessel ou. of the coals.   With a  long pole he knocks the lid off and does  not venture near the pot until the steam  tbat arises from it as soon as the lid is  taken off entirely ceases to appear.  The Piutes say  that to inhale, tho  - smallest quantity of that steam would  be instant death.   Whether that is true  or not lam uot able to say, as I never  saw it put  to the.  test.   After tho fiery  ordeal to w'hich the snake heads are put  is over, a brownish residuum remains in  the bottom of  the kettle.    That-is certainly the double quintessence of.poison,  if  its  action  on   human   blood,  or, at  least, Iiidi.'U   blood, is any indication.  The Piute always tests his poison before  trusting'his  arrows  to it.    Ho cuts a  gash in   the. fleshy  part of  his leg and  draws   tho  blood, which he lets trickle  down his leg.   When tho red stream lias  run down six or seven inches, he dips a  stick in the poison and touches it Jto the  lower end of  the bloody streak.    If the  poison   is  all   right, lt actually burns  the blood almost  like hot  iron touched  to water and  rapidly runs up tho trie- ,  ., kling stream.   The Indian has his knife  ready and scrapes  the poisoned  blood  off.    If it were permitted to  reach the  ���������wound, .it would be all up with the Pi- ,  nte.    The  arrows are dipped   into this  poison, and the Indian feels that whatever such an  arrow hits would much  batter not have boea born.���������Exc&aajK*.   j  The Early History of the Illeak Fenlaiul-  Velled In Mystery.  "We halt at tho evacuated city of an-  cienb Kherson, remarkable for curious  rock dwellings and tombs still containing the bones of early inhabitants, but  whether of Tartar invader or Greek colonist, who shall say? Civilization and  barbarism tread so closely on each other  Lu the Crimea that historical traces of  the distant past often becomes confused  beyond recognition.  Crim Tartary, known to the ancient  world as Chersonesus Taurica, possessed  a legendary reputation many centuries  before the Christian era, but the early  history of the bleak and barren peninsula is veiled in the twilight of dreamland and myth. Greek thought pictured  thc Chersonesus as a dark realm of mystery and death, and the fancies of the  early poets teemed with vivid imagery  drawu from the inhospitable shores and  savago cliffs washed by the stormy waves  of the treacherous Euxiue.  Although tho city of Sevastopol was  bui-t on the supposed site of Kherson,  when the Crimea was annexed to .Russia  in 178(5 recent excavations show tbat  the ancient town extended far inland.  Sandy tracks seam the plain in every direction around the rocky dwellings of  the early Turi���������baths, ovens and cisterns honeycombed the granite foundations, and the museum contains numerous household utensils of earthenware  and iron, together with the stone weapons and flint arrowheads of primitive  times.  Rude carvings of disks and circles  symbolize some forgotten eastern creed,  buried too deeply in tlio dust of ages to  be capable of excavation. Archaic sculpture, Greek inscriptions and Roman  brickwork suggest a melody of ideas, aud  we escape from the bewildering chronology of ancient Kherson to the neighboring church of St. Vladimir, a distinct  landmark of one memorable epoch in  Crimean history. The ancient sanctuary  now forms the crypt of the brilliant e;>-  thedral overhead, and the rugged simplicity of the venerable church contrasts  sharply with the elaborate ornament of  the modern temple.  The black stone fount wherein the  apostle of Russia baptized the first Tartar converts to Christianity occupies the  center of the shadowy crypt, the spot on  which St. Vladimir stood. being railed  off and considered, holy ground. "Wild  looking peasants, with matted hair and  long beards, are kissing the jeweled  icons in the upper church, with much  preliminary bowing-, and crossing.. The  uncouth aspect of these fervent worshipers shows that even in the nineteenth  century Russia still hovers on tbe edge  of barbarism.  Close at hand lies the monastery of  St. George, hewn in a granite cliff  which towers up perpendicularly from  the Black sea. Long tunnels lead to a  labyrinth of cells and 'chapels, from  whence flights of rocky steps emerge on  the outside of the precipice, where arbutus clings to the narrow ledges and  yellow broom trees wave in the winds.  Theso impregnable strongholds were  able to protect themselves from the  fierce tribes of wandering Tartars in the  early days of Russian Christianity, and  the monastery of St. George, rich in legends of attack and defense, colored by  the miracles of local saints, gains addi-,  tional interest to English minds as Miss j  Nightingale's headquarters during the  Crimean war.  A brown frocked monk, with long  gray curls and flowing beard, conducts  us through the maze of rock tunnels.  His brethren are in choir, and the weird  chanting of the eastern church mingles  with the eternal voice of the sea as it  breaks into foam against the frowning  cliff. Across the water, blue as molten  lapis lazuli today, thousands of sea gulls  fly in a white cloud to their home in the  "rdcks7lie.scri_ed~a_���������''the bird haunted  headlands" even in the days of Euripides, who wove into his great djaima,  "Iphigenia in Tauris," the wild scenery  of this iron bound coast, with its fierce  traditions of human sacrifice'and barbaric orgies.���������London Society."  Why He Unraveled Hia Stocking*.  The coolness  and resources of   the  steeplejack were never better shown than  in a case which happened in the north a  few years ago. A steeplejack had flown  his kite over a chimney, and subsequently drawn himself up to the top. He was  just beginning  his inspection of   the  work, when, by some mishap, he dropped his rope, and was left, like St. Simon  Stylites, alone on his pillar.   Attempts  were made to fly another kite over him,  but the wind had dropped.   There were  iron ladders inside the chimney, but the  fires'would  have had  to be drawn, and  the chimney let cool  for, hours.' The  steeplejack was then seen to unlace one  of his hoots, take off the long blue stocking generally worn by workmen, aud set  to work carefully to unravel it, knotting  the pieces of yarn together when necessary.    He., then ��������� fastened a stone to the  end, plumbed the depth, picked the other stocking to pieces, and added it to the  first length of yarn, and let it down far  enough  to   meet a  tall  ladder,   from  which he drew up, first a strong string,  next a rope, and then, after completing  his inspection of the chimney top, lowered himself to the ground.���������London  Spectator.        ;,   Making Sure.  On a recent missionary Sunday at ouo  of the largest Presbyterian churches iu  Philadelphia the pastor preached on the  distress of the heathen and the beneficent influence of Christianity, A iwa*-- !  tical business man was mbv _  $1 in the collection. After the service  he waited around to speak to the pastor.  When he had secured his attention, he  said, "Pastor, I gave $1 to the foreign  mission this morning, but I was so impressed by your description.of the condition of the heathen races that I would  really like to have them get the benefit  of that dollar." The pastor looked np  inquiringly, aud the man added, "Here  is $10 to pay the expenses of getting the  dollar over there. "���������Philadelphia Let-  tor.  LOTS  -^  A new Railway under Construction.  Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and Seat of Government of  PVest Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE EREOTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DAWSON arid JiOJSSON.  Appl)* for Prices Maps, eta, to  FRANK rH.ETCH._R  Land ConiininsionerC. & K. lly. Co., Nki.son, B.  The tall Gold Extracting Co, Limited.  THE McARTHUE-FORREST PROCESS (Cyanide!)  Parties having rebellious Gold and'-hLr^-t-bres for treatment and t  ECONOMY combined with, BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full costsof treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   PELLEW-HARVEY.   F.  C.  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WOWTHIWTftVg ������TF..*1H   1*1 WI**   4.D |*4.K������������4������M.-������  HOCK Mill ������'Q.*S STEAM ft������_|_ DRUM.  No, 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P.O. DRAWER 12    -    VICTORIA, B. C.  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.,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET.  000 GRANVILLE 8TREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET,  CARPETS  SNIPS:  o  z  <  HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  BE-SSELS CARPETS ������t $1.00 PS* *ABD  TAPESTRY - -- at50Ctt.PBE *__������������  UNIONS and W00X.8,50 Ch. to $1.00 PEE YAB&.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brut Fi*ture������ complete for 25c  Blankets and Comforters.   Letter Orders Eeceive Prompt Attentltn.  SNAPS:  (205)  Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who-  Has Not Got a Gale.���������Shakespere.  THE BUST l^TTOASSES in the WORLD  GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  The above goods can be put up in very small compass for packing? and ciin  be obtained from Messrs/Gale's agents, ."  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL   BROS.,   Rossland  or direct from George Gale &  Sons,' Waterville,  Que!  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds.  OPAQUE WINDOW SHAPES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Cts.  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.       -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.   ^^���������__Iinen_from-25,ct8.per-yardto-$2.50, with Napkins to match.----  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  (168)  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  (180)  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  , -A-JCTD   SOO   PAOiriC   ROUTE.  Shortest ai_ Q-ickest Rooto to  Pacific Coast ang Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  I'toSPJSt. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  the service j   bates t_h:_e lowest.  Greatest Variety of Bontes, Bail ai Steamers.  M  30 DAYS  SUITS, TWEED, PROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35,00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - - - - -  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $13. OVERCOATS IN  PROPORTION.  **  FRED J.  SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  :    Leaves   Nelson   Tuesdays aDd   Fridays   at   11.30  o'clock,   making   close  ! connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  I    Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  j J. HAMILTON, H. E. MACDONELL, GEO. MoL. BBOWN,  ; "Ascenr, Kelsoa,      Tixv. Frgt. and Pas   A^tn Nelson.     IHit. _*___. Agt.V������noc_v������-.  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895.  My Fall Goods are now arriving and my  Stock in a few days will be complete.  Every Novelty of the Season, including the  "Lee   Metford"   Army Rifle, Elev's ������&������.  Shot Guns from the factory of VV w -p.-.  Trappers' Supplies.   -    Catalogue Just Out  CHAS. E. TISDALL  VANCOUVER. THE MINER SATURDAY, NELSON, B. C, NOVEMBER 36, 1895.  Ihe Jttiner.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays-and  villi be mailed to any address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States, for one year on receipt of  , two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of S3 per column inch,per  month:  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /*T cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer.  '���������' Pr/NTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  ADonaaa  THRMlNIRPlilNTINQ4PUaU8HINaC0  NELSON.    B.C.  THE SOVEREIGN PEOPLE.  The coincidence of two leading articles taking the same view of the  same subject, one in our columns and  tfnTother in those of our contemporary last Saturday excited popular  comment and may be taken as an indication that Nelson will stand firmly  on this question. If she does she will  get what she wants. With the closing  sentence of our contemporary's article  we most cordially agree; it ran:  "Judges are mere servants of the  people and they should be stationed  where they can best serve their  masters."  Here is a text upon which may be  built sermons without'.' end. It contains the germs of that free {liberty of  which we, as Britons, are so proud.  No country in the world has such institutions as we have. The United  States does not begin to know what  freedom means in the same sense that  we know it. AH British people have  what is known * as Home Rule. We  purposely omit any mention of Ireland  because it does not affect" our argument and it is questionable whether  Ireland, considered as .-part of the  United Kingdom,' has not got Home  Rule also. Under this same system of  granting home rule -to all her colonies  and dependencies England has become  more than ever the mother of the  free. In every; part of, the Queen's  dominions the people may absolutely  rule themselves, as far as their internal  affairs are concerned! They may raise  as much money as they can get. They  may impose what taxes they like upon  themselves. They may elect their own  government to administer the land  laws and mining laws and all the other  0laws tbat guide men's, daily lives in  any way they please. Thq. power that  does all this is the People themselves.  They can absolutely have whatever  laws they want within the boundaries  of their own country. But it is obvious  that in order to find out, what the  people actually do want, the only  method is to take the opinion of the  majority. Unfortunately, owing to  our defective system of voting, by  splitting the country up into small  communities, tbeopinion of the majority as a whole is missed and the opinions  of a large.number of small majorities  an all sorts of different subjects are  obtained. This, however, is a large  --^question wbich-we do not intend-to go.  into at present. The fact remains that  the people are paramount. Now,"we  think it would be a good thing if the  - people of this Province of British Columbia were a little more mindful of  the fact, that they can do whatever  they like if they would only pull  together.  There have been several instances  where public matters have been con-,  ducted in an arbitrary'manner and not  entirely in accordance with the wishes  or best interests of the people. We  shall not refer to any particularly, but  the people of; Nelson will easily recol-  lect'one or.two such. These abuses are  . within the power*of the people themselves to ��������� remedy. But there  is no doubt - that. the people  of British Columbia are scarcely  aliveto these powers. They are scattered over a very large and rough  country.and politicians have not failed  to take advantage of this to work  matters to their own ends.  To correct these abuses and bring  affairs into a more satisfactory condition there is ho necessity of a revolution on either a large or a small scale.  There is absolutely nothing wanted  but a united and earnest expression  of opinion. Those, in high places know  perfectly well what is wanted and  they will conduct themselves, accordingly as soon as it is brought home to  them that their master is awake and  00 king after them.  only means of reducing the length of  tho passage lies in. running the vessels  between tho two nearest points of land.  Now a glance at the map will show the  very superior advantages possesstd by  Canada over the United States in this  respect. The port of Halifax lies about  10 degrees further to the east than  New York, and about ^degrees further  north and is consequently between  000 and 700 miles nearer to Great  Britain. This means about a day and  a half steaming time. It is possible  that a more convenient point further  to the west than either Liverpool or  Southampton may be found in Ihe Old  Country as a terminus by which an  hour or two may be gained on that  side also. The Irish ports are of course  much further to the west than any  that can be found in Great Britain,  but they are inconvenient, involving  as they do another, and often a very  disagreeable, sea passage before  reaching London. As evidence of the  value of increased speed, the British  Government has just increased the  subsidy paid tothe mail boats between  Kingston and Holyhead by the sum of  ������100,000 a. year for one-half hour of  time:,  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  It is not true that certain Califor-  uians who have been here for some  little time prefer this, climate to their  own and intend to remain in Nelson  for the winter in consequence.  If the new woman does not go down:  before the volleysof sarcastic,wit, both  verbal and (pictorial, she deserves to  last. And if she lasts heaven help us  men. It was recently said of her that  every new-woman ..was so old. That  crippled her, but now some clever person has said that she has ceased to be  a lady and has not yet learned how to  be a gentleman. That ought to smash  her all to pieces.  An effort is being made in some  quarters to foist protectionist leanings  on to the British Conservative Government. Lord Salisbury put an end to  this in his, speech at Brighton before  the National Union of the Conservative  Association. He declined to encourage  any romantic dreams on the part of  the farmers, saying that ''protectionist  countries are suffering not less than  our own."  The critical conditions of affairs in  the East appears to have mended. At  last the Sultan has become'alive to  the fact that, the wildest disorder prevails in his dominions, and that the  powers have determined that it must  -������������������stopped. The old medicine has had  its usual effect. The sight of foreign  men of war gradually assembling in  Salonica Bay has brought the potentate  to his senses. It may now confidently  be hoped that this alarm is over,  Russia has announced her intention  of coining 100,000,000 roubles in gold  and 25,(100,000 roubles in silver next  year. The aggregate of these two  amounts to in our money about  $80,000,000. Russia herself is a  large producer of gold. Last  year this amounted to $24,000,000 and  she is supposed to have enormous  stores of the precious metal in the  vaults of her fortress-palaces. But of  silver she has little or none, and for  this new coinage scheme she will require about $9,000,000 worth.  M-NIXC. AGENT-.  M.I.M. K.  ar.i.M. &m.  R.C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  mixim- ::\<-ii������kkk,  MET.-LLIIKCilgT  AND  ASSAIEB,  638 GRANVILLE ST ,  ���������V-A.JSICOT_r"VE_-t       _       B- C-  Sl'i  J. H. BR0WNLEE  MINING BROKER.  86  -VICTORIA. B. C,  T.    H.   CALL AND  MINIM. BROKER ahd  HEAL ESTATE AVEST.  521 Hastings Street, VANCOUVEB, B. 0.  OrreMpuadeaee Solicited.  124  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IN-VKANCE and ��������� ������������������  COMMISSION AUENT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON. B. O.  ������14 ____  W.PELLEWHARVEY.F.CS.  [Mcmb. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.)  .VANCOTJVEE,    "B-   O-  ANfuty*, Mill TeHts uud Analyses.  SMiuplex treated from  1 iMiund to 1 ton In weight.  For particulars apply to E. A.POWYS & CO..  Local AKcnts, who will receive samples  (182)   ,  W. F. MCCULLOCH,  (Late .-���������*������*>er to Provincial ttovernment.)  A8SAT    OFFICE.  NELSON  B. C  (193)      :  The war department in the United  States is cin a bad way financially.  Votes have had to be "transferred" to  pay the men and the Secretary of War  has become personally responsible to a  New York bank for the sum of $19,000  withvvhich to pay the officers, For  this, says-an American-paper, he rnust  look to Congress for reinbursement.  lt would seem that his reliance on the  good faith of that institution is-misplaced. According to the treaty of.  Paris Canadian sealers were to receive  recompense for injuries from the  American government. This vote the  representatives of the people flatly  refused to pass. The same ideas of  honesty will probably induce them to  refuse to vote the little sum which the  the Secretary, of-War has lent them.  - ATLANTIC SPEED.    .  The British Government has consented to .subsidize a fast steamship  service across the Atlan tic and consequently^ will probably no. be long  before one is   established.     There is  -something more in the establishment  of this route than the mere conven-  {   nee   of   Canadian passengers.    The  "question of . a possible reduction of  speed in the Atlantic passage has lately  been occupying the attention of marine architects and engineers and it is  generally conceded that for all practical purposes the limit has been reached  mp.far as ships are concerned.   The  Stil they come: The fake "ads."  They want anything from a space a  foot long up to a whole page. This  week it is a bicycle maker who offers  us a wheel with all the latest improvements at half price as a recompense  for spoiling our pages with his ugly  "cuts." He does not know probably  that a bicycle would be about, as.usefnl  to us as soap lo an Indian. But a still  more lurid monster has swept down 6n  us in the shape of the patent medicine mail with his revolting pictures  of "before using" and "after using"and  his loathly portraits of chump-faced  men and wooden-faced women who  have been cured, and who, if they are  like their pictures, had better have been  dead and burned to. indistinguishable  cinders than allowed to parade their  ugsome features before a suffering  public. Certainly we will spare our  readers this infliction...  E. A. POWYS & CO.  NELSOIT, 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.  BROKERS.  si9 HwttM-i gutuwiwr  Mining and Sharebrokers  Agents for Mining Machinery:...'..'  Dealers in   Mining and Industrial Stocks   and Shares  REAI*   ESTATE    ANI������    LOANS."  THE RIGHT HOUSE FOR  DRY GOODS,  DRESS GOODS,  HOSIERY, UNDERWEAR. GLOVES-  FLANNELETTES, FLANNELS. COTTONS, TOWELS,  SHEETINGS, LINEN GOODS AND NOTIONS.  BLANKETS AND COMFORTERS-  MEN, ATTENTION!  Stetson Felt Hats in the New Fall Shapes.  We Have the Largest and Best Assorted Stock of  Underwear, Gloves. Mitts, Sox, Shirts, Neckwear-  Boots, Shoes, Overshoes and Rubbers.  Ready Made Clothing-  A. T. GARLAND, BAKER STREET.  Columbus Clocks       -       Electric Clocks  China Boudoir Clocks, Mantel Clocks  and Alarm Clocks, all of the  BEST AMERICA-. ME Al LOWEST" PRICES.  ___-_31_?_fi_I_=lI*N'd-   -A.   SPECIALTY.  CHAS. JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker  and Jeweller  Mahon, McFarland &  Mahon, L'd.  VANCOUVER.  <167)  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of ezistingMining location!  NEW DENVEB. B. C.  QUICKSILVER.  We have been appointed Sole Agents for the sale of  Quicksilver manufactured by the  OINNABAR  MINING CO.  Of Savonas, B. C  Lowest Market Prices on Application.  Thos.Dui_ti % Co., Ltd,  -^T-A^ITOOTJ^rE^.   33.   Q.  '9  [133]  CMOTGHAI   & -'HINT0N,  44  GOVERNNENT ST., VICTORIA  tPONSIRUCTINa   ELECTRICIANS,  Contractors tor and Dealers in Motors, Dynamos,  Electric   Mining   Machinery   and   Electric   Supplies  Sand for Photos an* Specifications of Electric Log    Hauling  Machines  SCHUTZ MILWAUKEE  ���������* -   t-  and VICTORIA LAGER BEER  The critical condition of affairs in  the East has haditseffect on the share  .market and there has been another  serious slump in Kaffirs. It is said  that one group of shares, of- which the  aggregate market value a "short time  ago was ������60,(300,000, have shrunk to  ������12,000,000. "Nothing like a panic,  however, occurred, in London. Mr.  Barnato* and many of the leading  houses did all in their power to help  the settlement pass.oft' easily and they  succeeded. Of course this state of  things cannot be repeated often. But  on the continent affairs were not quite  so satisfactory, and in Berlin .and  other cities something very like a  panic occurred. CuriousU- enough the  slump did not extend to "Westralians,  which are every bit as much inflated  as the Kaffirs, without having anything like the same amount of  development to justify it. In  Johannesburg itself,. where a large  quantity of stock is held, prices are  still maintained. It is presumed that  the people of that lucky town know  what to buy and its value when they  have got it. Their action, too, cannot  but have a reassuring effect on the  markets of the -world.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Arc Prepared l������ lutr������dnce|_������llBl������l-,-Oi������'>������l-  IIunh frvai.fhe Kooteaay li>  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI i ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners in  the B. C. Mining  Centres.     , "    ���������  The above is the Only Firm on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance ^Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. [isc)  Go to the  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  SIMPSON ICO.  DEALERS IN  Groceries, Feed, Farm  Produce, Butter, Cheese,  Eggs and Poultry.  Sl'EClAl,  ATTENTION   IS   DlKECTKI) TO  o  A  L.VROE  Sllll-MENT OK  Shillings' Coffees and Teas,  Which Is Due IIehe  TUESDAY,  OCT.  29th.  -*-.^ ������  3_T-EI_S03ST- IB. C  ..*_> 8IMP8OK * ������'������.. Fr-*prleH������r**.  BRANCH   HOUSE.  H. M. HEREIN & CO.  COMMISKHtK  J-KKCHASTf-  DEALERS IN  CALIFOKMA  ASM   WAaHlMiTO     '���������  .'ItlilTS AM������ TEUCT ABLE*.  BITTKK,    EU������S   AX'li   VOILTKY.  HAY, ������I������AIS, FLWIIK and MlIX FEEI������.  NELSON  B C  OYSTERS!  IN ALL  STYLES  AT T. BOOTH'S    .  TROPICAL;  FEXJIT   STOBB,  BAKER STREET NELSON  A Larue Slock nf Pipe* and ������J_ar*4.  mm Green Raid,  K__.__k.T_S TUILLS.)  HUNTING OR SHOOTING  On    Uicbc   lands    U   FORBIDDEN,    under  British Columbia Game Ijiws (Section 23.)  (188) ., C. W. HUSK.  Page Ponslord Bros,  Hauling* ���������������������������������������*'������������������ Vancouver. B. C.  DIKEOT IMPOBTEES OF ALL HIGH-  CLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  PUBNISHINGS    .  Such as Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne'sGloves, Dr. Jaegers  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting,, and Crepe' .Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  -.AIKHtlWWIsPIIOMFTlV.iTTrMIKhTO.  S.S. Alberta  M.������: SMITH'S CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WIRITIE    .FOIR   PBICE   LIST  VICTORIA        -        B. C. - >  P. O. box(  Tel-phone  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO  S E  corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON. B. C  LKAVK KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay unci  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday'  at 8 a. iu.: Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays ,  at 7 a. ni.  LKAVK  NKLSON  for Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth  -  and Kaslo Monday. Wednesday  Thursday  and Saturday at.'i p. in.; Tuesday and  Friday at 1 p.m.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  point*! and all ouIkoIiik ami incoming trains of  the C. P. 11. at Nelson.  ThoHlcu:������i*r is newly equipped '������ every par  ticular, is lit throuKlioul by electricity, and  contains bathroom und all modern conveniences  for the comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in ellect I6tb.May,  .IS'.*.*) subject to change. .  JAS. WAUGII GKO. F. HAYWAHD  Purser. 131 Master  THE DIPLOCK  BOOK antt STATIONERY CO.  i-i___:iT_3i_)-   WHOLESALE ���������  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  REAL ESTATE,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn-p.  ~   Town Lots Lands and Mining Claim. Handled.on Commission.  LENZ & LEISER  9 and" 11 Yates Street, Victoria.  -0Baiiv"  --sv:__ioles___x-:__-  Pager Dealers ana Stationers j  VANCOUVER, B. C.  ��������� SOLE AVENTS FOK  ! Brinsmead & Nordteimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgesoa & Co.'s Show Gases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and j'  Twine- "   195   [  DRY GOODS  Clothing (Rents' furnishings, )������tc.  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are therefore able to compete with any House in the Trade. U9  SHORT ;  - FAST -  SCENIC  ROUTE  Seattle, Victoria,  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all _.aci-  T-0K fie Coast Points. St.  j Paul.   Chicago and  I Points Beyond -  -.  I M-xlrrn Equipment. RocloBallaitt Koailbc4  i Altrudlve tours via Uialnth aari the Krcat  '      Lake* In coiinerllnn wllh rxrluxivcly  I pasM.iiKrrtma'Hor.Viirthera!���������)._���������-. fa.  . Hired L'oiinrcilun via ������l*ton A ,'urt 8h_]������>  .   purd Railway, al Spukaae; and via  ���������il������". <.* K. !*. X. v.. at  Ronncr'H   Ferry.  For maps, tickets, nnd complete informa-  '. tion call on Ae<-nl> ���������'. A K. .*>, Xav. Co., .V.  ! A r. S. Ky., or  C f*. IM.-on. Ccn. Agent, Spokane, Wank.  i r. I. Whitney,<:. * FT. A., tit. Paal. ansa.  j    F. T. Abbott, Travlln* Frrlcht������ PaiMa  j ger Aceat, Ipakaae, Walk. THE  MINER, NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, .89,-.  MUSIC MATERS.  ���������J  Jl  1  3-  Ilk  H '_',-.. r.  -L-__  _______ There Ar������ With an Averaloii to Har.  mony's Sweet Strains.  No greater mistake can be made than  to imagine that all royal personages are  necessarily musical. True, there is a  largo., number of. melomaniacs among  them, one of the most conspicuous instances having been the late King Louis  of Bavaria. But, on tlio other hand,  there are not t������ few who are entirely devoid of aii'y oar for music and who even  ���������dislike it.  Thus Emperor Napoleon III was exceedingly averse to melody of every kind  and character, while iiis uiielc, tho fii-jit  ���������emperor, complained that the ::oui;d of  inusii: used ro jar on his norvi _ and to  give him a headache.  J-inj,' Humbert of Italy is equally do-  void of ear, simply loathes tho sound of  insLamieiitiil music, and lias so little  notion of what is a false aud what is a  true note that tlio most.efficacious threat  that he uan usu whon he wishes to induce his wifo tc* stop play in;,' ou the piano is the declaration that he will commence to sing.  The sreat Empress Catherine of Kus-  sia used to say that, no matter how she  ���������wished' to appreciate music, the finest  harmony and the most celestial melodies  sounded to her ear as a 'buzzing noise.  I have more than once discussed with  eminent aurists in Germany the causes  of this absence of what is known as the  ear for music. They attribute it to one  of two causes���������either to a cerebral deficiency or to a defect in the drum of tho  ear. Strangely enough, one drum will  sometimes be thus affected and tho other not, and tbey cited tho well known  case of a famous scientist to whorn the  sound of music was a source of neurotic  trouble and even downright agony until one day he happened to stop up one  ear with cotton wool, when for the first  time music became to him a source of  pleasure and even delight.  A king who objects to music is King  George of Greece, whose pet aversion is  the national hymn of' the country over  ���������whioh he reigns. No matter where tha  unfortunate man goes, either at home or  ���������broad, he is compelled to listen to the  strains of this melody, which is invariably struck up in his honor, and I have  been frequently amused by observing  tbe look of positive anguish upon his  face when tho baud began its work.���������  Chicago Record.  | : <    A: C'eiitenarkiii^Who Sings.  j There are a'number of -"-'lyric singers  ! in': Engla-id who retain, theyiiiclloY,'  (-charm of their, voices at an ������������������adyRzic's.u  age., But a'singer, and;<i good one as  that, at the age of. 102 years is somo-:  thing remarkablo1. Mr. William Peplow  of Wellington^' England,'���������'.'who \vaS;boi'ii  in J 792,.has lately assishd at a concert  .given -.by. his' great granddaiigbter,' a  very distinguished piwnst.' Ho 'render '  ed .several songs with a .strong :������nrt sympathetic: bass voice in an excellent 'mail-'  uer and was'-cheered _ by his audience.  Ho also ac-.OiiiF'.������nied a singer on the  piano and ecu.ducted several ���������'choruses',  with vim aiid foil!inner. .Surely this is  versatility' enough for n centenarian.���������  'Menestrei. :  j Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  I T-y^^T11??,,*���������-���������---' A's- Fnrwcll. as Agent  i ,l,i l?l'b' M- ^barton and Olivei Bordau has  ! *���������,.  } ������ nocesSiiTy papers, and made application  r?M!^ ������i?wn Gl,*-n- *.-��������� favour of the Mineral  V.1?!!"*1   Homestiike,"situated in the Trail Creek  iMimijf Division ot West Kootenay District.  ���������/y-_yci'"t!-Ci .-"'""���������ts. if any, must file their object pns within sixty days from the date of this  publication in the Hritisli Columbia Ga.ettc.  X. FITZSTUBBS,  Gov't Agent.  Nelson, J3. C, Nov. 13. 1895. (237-10,11,5)  TAURUS IN A NEW  ROLE.  Untoward ,; Ken-Its of Substituting; a Bull  For it Horse In "Maieppa."  Jim Larkin was a noted character of  Cheyenne in the seventies. Larkin wan  one of those harmless officious fellows  ���������nd had his nose into everything. There  was never a dog fight but in some way  he got bitten, never a fire but he got  burned, and never an accident but he  -was there in time to get hurt. Larkin  ���������was something of a showman. During  his residence in Cheye.me a colored tragedian filled an engagement in that city,  playing "Hamlet" and "Othello."  Larkin saw in the colored man a great  opportunity to make money and induced  him to play "Mazeppa," using a wild  bull instead of a wild horse. The tragedian fell into the idea, and rehearsals  for the great event wero had. Tho performance was given in a large hall,  ���������which was crowded to tho doors.  The play went off lovely until it was  time for the wild bull of Tartary to be  brought on, and then there was a slight  bitch. Tho bull had suddenly become  reluctant about going on the stage. Manager Larkin got behind him and gave  the animal's tail a twist. It bad tho desired effect. The bull rushed upon the  "Stage and tore out every foot of scenery,  and then jumped off into the orchestra  'landing on top of tho slide trombone  player.  . Tho audience stampeded and jumped  through tho windows and doors, anemia  ���������������_vei;y"few~_Q"inutes-tli-~b"uirhad everything to himself. The "Mazeppa" engagement closed that night.���������Anaconda  Standard.  I>Id Not W-uie the Japanese.  A pretty and talkative littlo girl, evidently her mother's pot, was riding in  ��������� Sixth avenue "L" train the other afternoon. Her mother accompanied her.  The child often set tho passengers laughing at her droll and ingenuous remarks.  ' Presently a remarkably fat Chinaman,.  in full Chinese costume, entered aud  sat opposite the child.  Sho looked at him in apparent ama_o  ineiit, and then turning to her mother,  ���������with an air that showed sho had "given  it up,'' asked:  "Mamma, what's that 'mpositeV"  "Sh!     That's    a     Chinaman,    my  '.dear,"  answered   the mother in a low  tone.  "The same kind of Chinaman papa  ���������ays tho Japanese are killing?"  "Yes, my dear.  Don't talk so loud."  The child meditated a moment and  then said:  "Well, 1 don't blame 'em."���������New  York. Herald.  Unfortunately I'.ut.  "Uncle,' said tho impecunious nephew, "you ought to go and seo tho new  play.  You would just die laughing."  Tlie old man merely glared.  In a few  moments later there could be heard tho  sound of a scratching pen as he altered  his will for the forty-fourth time.���������Ciu  einnatiTribune.  T-INER, BEETON HO.  WHOLESALE  LIQUORS and  DRY GOODS.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.*  ���������"PAKK Notice that T. .1. Lciidruni. as  .11 i .^K0"1 'or Alfred \V. McCune. has  nieii tins ncce-tsary papers and made application Tor a Crown (jrani, ii, favour of the mineral  claim 'IVi-haps," situated in the Ainsworth  Minji-U,' Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse clmmnnt**, if any, must file their objections witli me within uo days from the date  ot this publication in the Hritisli Columbia  Uazettc.  N. fitzstubbs,  ,.  Government Audit.  Dated Nelson B. u.. Now g, i$%.  (i3G-iUl.fi) >.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rilAKK NOTICK that John lt. Cook,  Jl acting for himself and co-owners, lias  tiled Mm necessary papers a' d made application  ���������for a Crown Urant in favour of the mineral  claim "Consolidated St. Kin io" situated on lied  .Mountain in tho Trail Crock Mining Division  of West Ivooteiiay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must; file their  objections with me within 00 days from the  date of this publication in the Hritisli Columbia  Gazette,  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Government Atfcnt.  Dated at Xelson, Oct. 23, l&tf. ['-'30-2(i,10,AJ  ^��������������������������� MORTHERN  | Christmas is Coming!  I    TOYS!   TOYS!   TOYS!    TOYS!    \  g; The Largest Stock and Lowest  S^ Prices Ever in Kootenay. .  I     MAKE YOUR SELECTIONS EARLY.  --.-*-  I Nelson Drug Store,  I      WEST BAKER ST., NELSON.  -3  -3  3  247     Z&  ^iuiiuuiuiuiuiuiuiuiuiuiuiuiiiiiuuiuiuiuiuiuiuiuw*:  General Commission  is  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  r-liAKK Notice that r'dmond Hancy has filed  A. the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Gru.iil.iii favour of the mineral  claim "City of Spokane" situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of the District of "t\ est  Kootenay.  Adverse claimant*', if any, must, file their  objections with me within (io days from the  date of this publication in the Hritisli Columbia  Gazette.  V. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson. Oct. '-'8, 1895. [234-2,11,.)]  Victoria, B. 0.,  and London, Eng.  KOOTENAY BKANCH:  NELSON, B. G.  kootenayTgents  o  For Ames Holden Company Limited, and the  Okell Morris Fruit Preserving Company, L'd.  CERTIFICATES      OF    IMI>HO*)KMK_T.  LAKKSIDE MINERAL CLAIM.  TfflfflE BEETON k GO.  $20  REWARD   $20  LOST  The following Coi-UMeatus of Shares  in The Hall Minks', Ld. :  Number B Sll, Charles _Ha.ll. 23(H1-2:175������.  100 shares.  Number B 7S1, Charles Hall, 1S3.">M8S.'i3,  SIX. shares.  Number B SS!>, Olive B. Oakes, i.0051-_O153,  100 shares...  Number B SU0, Olive ]*. Oakes. 601nl-_02S3,  100 shares.  Number B'687, Amelia .Whito,' 40_.")l-lo:y>3,  KlOsh.ii'os,  Number. B GS8, Amelia While,- 1035l-4l>lo3,  100 shares.  The transfer of these shares has been stopped  at the Company's oHlce; in London aii'du lli'cy  are consequent!} useless lo any one except the  above named owners.  The above reward will be paid to any one  returning .them to  JULLUS EIIKLICH,     .... Baker. Wtree_t.  -- (238)���������-* *'���������"'" .   _\6_son7_l."C.'  NOTICE.  J*OTICE IS HEHEBY GIVEN THAT  N    the next session   of  the Parliament, of  \T  N  Canada application will-be made by the Nelson  and Fort sheppard Railway Company for an  Act autlioriziiiK- the said Company to construct,  equip, work and maintain a telegraph line and  telephone lino- alonK the whole lenyth of its  railway and branches, and  to establish olllc'cs  for the transmission of messages for lhe public  and collect, tolls for so doing-and genor.illy do a  r commercial business as a telegraph ."m     I'cle-  , phone Com pan}' and for thc purposes of erect  1 iuy and working such telegraph ami telephone  ! linos the Company may enter into' a contract  | with an}'other Company or m>iy  lcasi; r.uy of  ! the Company's lines or any portions thereof.  I'OPWKI.L Sr IRVING.  I t' Victoria, li. C.  I i Solicitors for Applicant*-.  i     Victoria, B. C, Nov. ISLli, 18'J.">. (2411)  *jit_at.. in'tiik nklson* mixing division ok"  "West Kootenav." Distkict. Where Lo-  cA'i'KD���������To.au Mountain*.  J1AKK NOTICK that I, Henry K. Croasdaile,  . as nguiit for the Hall Mints Limited, free  mine/s ceit._-ule No. t>1073, intend, sixty days  from tho u'.ite hereof, to apply to the Gold  Con]in.s.-iui er for a certilicate of improvements, tor me purpose of obtaining a Crown  yrant of the above claim,  And-further take notice, tliat adverso claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 18-1.  (217-5, 10, 5.) HJSNliV K. OltOASDAlLK.  DAYLIGHT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in tub Nklson Mining Division of  West Kootenay Dibti'Iot. Whehe Located��������� Toau Mountain.  ci^AKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  X as airent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miner's certiticate No. 61073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certiticate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that, adverse claims  must be sent to the Coin Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 18-3.  (218-5, 10,5) HENRY E. CHOASDAILE.  ,, DID MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in* the Nelson* Mining Division ok  West Kootenay .'Distkict. Where Located��������� Toad'' Mountain.  -*|-1A KE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  4- .as a������ent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  mincrjs certificate No. Iil073, 'intend,' sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certilicntc of''improvement**, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Krone of tho above claim.  And further lake notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold'Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certiticate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1895.  i2l!'-5, 10, :>) HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  GILKER $ WELLS.  MOIRE   3_T-ErW^   GOODS.  suns  PANTS  r      s_e_=ic_-:__s,       "j  '      CHEVOITS,       -  [        TWEEDS, J  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  siP-Eci^r. to t_e3:ei t_r.a_:d_e.  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our own  brands���������'-La Progression" and "Pride of the West"���������are  splendid value.    Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.   .  RIESTERER'S  BREWERY  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to, supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  BEER  J.  M. D.   MINERAL CLAIM.  Just the Samp.   .  She stood at tlio window of the, water  tax office, and the t-lcrk to whom she  lad paid her money aklced'her what else  'he.could do for her.  "I want a recipe," she answered.  " "Alskduiii, " said   the  clerk, "this . is  not a cooking school/ Wo ;*iv"e receipts,'  not recipe-,- liore."  "All right," sho twittered. "I don't  care what you call it. "���������,.,_ know I'had.to  stew and boil to get the money to pny it.  S'lonj*:. " And she-pocketed the ptiper  aud .sailed off.���������Detroit Free Press. ,  .Hartford thinks it has doue pretty  ���������well for American literature in having  been the home of Mrs. Sigourney, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Isabella Beecher  . Hooker, Mark Twain, Charles Dudley  Warner, William Gillette, tlie -play-  .���������Wright, Noah Webster and many others.  The Jews, were commanded to ���������cele-  ���������_rate a jubilee feast, or national holiday, every 50.years. All Jews in bondage to their brethren went free on this  l6Wt  Situate in the. Nelson Minikg Division* ok  ^_^_ES^.I_oOTKxiv_v_Dis;i'Ki(;.'r Whkkk-Lo-  ���������'   ��������� catkd���������Toau Mountain,  -���������r AKE NOTICE that.I, Henry E.Croasdiiilo  4. us agent for tlio Hull Mines Limited, fret  miner--ertiiieiile No. 01073, intend, sixty davn  from the date hereof, to apply t0 the Gold  -omiiiis-s.ion.jr for a ccrtiiicaiu of impro.o-  inents, for llie purpose of obtiiiniiij' a u-own  grunt of tin; above claim. ���������  And further Uko notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced beforo Un; issuance of such  C.rti.icate of Improvements  Dated this 2nd (lay of October, 18.1;*  (210-23,11,5)        IIKNKY K CHOASDAILE.  JIM KAIR MlrJEKAL CLAIM.  Situate in tiik Slocan Mininc Division ok  West -.Kootknay Distj-ict. Wiikiik Located��������� At   the   Conkluksck   ok  tiik  DAUUANKI.LEM AND IlKHT CltKKKS.  NOTICK that 1, John O'li-'gan.  Tomliiison. No. i'l.tili'',  intend, lit cln.vs��������� Irom tlio diiie hereof., to  ���������i|iply to the llolil Cuiiiinis^iuii* r for u certilicate of Impriii uiiiunt., for tho 'purpose of  obialniiiij'a Cruu-ii grim- of the iiliove eluiin.  I And further take notico. that adverse chimin  nni^t liu sent in ihe dolcl t'oiiiinissiotier and ac-  [ion ciiiiiineiuid liuiorc ilio issuance of such  eurlitlc.it. of in.pr^vciiKJiits. L  Uatcd this 7th day of Q-tober, 18!W.  (221, IB, 10 S) JOHN O'ftEGAN.  ..i.    ns agent for E. 11.  WHOLESOME  12" Ounce Can  Sold lor 20  Cents.  {..-truest  Iti'iiimiil   in   < .'in.-Mla.   ..  JOHN   W. MACKEY M1NEHAL CLAIM,  .Situate ix the Slogan Mining Division ok  West Kootenay Distwct. Whehe Lo  cateo-To tiik West ol-'tiik Best Claim.  j*AKE NOTICE that T, John O'Keijan  ���������'. >������ "Kent for K. H. Tomliiison, N0. rm%  intend. W) days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Gold Commissioner for a cortifi  cute of improvement.,' for the purpose of ob:  taming a Crown grant of the above claim  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be .sent to the Cold ComniiBsioiii-rVind  action commenced before the issuance of sue ,  cerlilieate of improvements.  Dated this 7th'day of October, 1895  "(225.1210 5) JOHN O'REGAX.  SUNSET MINERAL CLAIM.  Draught Beer ai 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer ?t $10 per Parrel.  ������������ku������:k������������*a.i" ������������: usft at Minrifsi iiakmiv.  m\v, ohiu'k* i-it������������Mrnv aitkm������ki������ to.  R. RIESTERER, Prop.  Notice ot Appliention   tor Liiiuor Lircnsc.  We hereby give notice that thirty days after  this date we intend to make applicatioa for a  license to sell Wines and Liquors by retail at.  our premises on Baker Street, Nelson.  THE HUDSON'S HAY CO.  Nov. Hi, 1885.  ��������� (-W.', IC, 11,5)  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  I hereby.give notice that thirty days after  this due J intend to make application for a  license-!, sell-wines and liquors by-retail at-my-  hotel, to be known as tiie Royal Hotel, on  Stanley Street.  -    L. G. CURRY,  Nelson. Nov, 30, 1S!W. - (244, 30, 11. 5)  -Notice of Application for Crown Giant.  rpAKE NOTICE that A. S. Farwell, as agent  _l_ for George Harmon and Wilbur A.  Hendryx, lins tiled thc necessary papers and  made application for a Crown Grant in favour  of the 'mineral claiin "Henry," in the Hendryx  camp in ��������� the Ainsworth Mining. Division of  West Kootenay District.  '���������Adverse claimants (if.niiy) must ill. their objections within (SO days from the date  of the. lirst appearance of this Lotice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  N FITZSTUBHS.  Government Agent.  Nelson. H. C. Nov. 1!������, 18ik).      (211, 2:'-U-5,)  -TO-������  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  ��������� THE   NEW,    FAST '   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or weel:  on reasonable terms. Otders sent,  trough tlie. pursers o,f tlie steumbotiti  Nelson or Ainsworth, witbwbon. arrangements canbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. "W. Busk, Balfour,.will  receive prompt attention C19)  Situate in the Aixswoi'tii Mining Division  ok.Wkst Koot_k.vav Distuict. Wheke  Locatkd���������To the East and Joining the  WELLtNCiTO.V ClAIH.- "  "-IIAKE NOTICE that I. R. E. Lemon, No.  JL .-Hill, for myself and .is aiiunt for Duncan  McDonald. Nn.ulSsS!). intend (SO days from the  date hereof to apply to the Gold Commissioner  for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining _a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must, be sent to the Gold Conmiissionci and  action conimenccd before the issuance of such  Certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of October, 1895.  332. 2G. 10. 5] ROBERT E. LEMON.  MINING   MACHINERY  FOR SALE.  Two new English  Portable Engines.  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary Engine and Boiler.  One  Engine and   Boiler   for Stean;  Launch.  Galvanized   Tank?,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron,  etc:  '-Delivered at Victoria Un wharf.  Apply to HEJSTERMAN&CO.,  75 Government St.,  Opp Bank of Montreal.   Victoria, B.C.  ���������      (179)      -- '       ��������� " '  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  . Offi-K:  NELSON   AND . KOSSLAND, B. C.  -.MO  TABLE  Sluw Init the DatcM mill rincen of VmH������ ���������������*  <>r AtiMize, .\|m| |*r_|H������, Oyer ������������������< TenNl*   ni*r, nB-UJenernltaol llellvery for lhe  ten. |tt������5.  FALL ASSIZES.  Clinton  .Thursday.20th September  Itichtield...     .......Monday.. .30th September  Kamloops:.. ���������. ...Monday ..7th October  Vernon  Monday llth October  Lytton 0..Friday. .....llth October  New Westminster.. .Wednesday.fithNovember  Vancouver Monday.. .llth iNovcmber  Victoria Tuesday... I'.tth November  Nanaimo. ...........Tuesday...ititli1 November  ���������sipecinl Assize.    . 117  WEST  KOOTENAY  DISTRICT.  ALL   l'LACKIl CLAIMS   AND    MINING  /V. l.ea-eholiU leK'iHy held in the Listriet  may be laid over from 15th October, 18D3, to the  ist June, 189C.  XAI'OLEON FITZSTUBHS,"  Gold ComiiiifiSibner.  Nelson, B. C. Nov. 23. 18!>tf. (245)  NOTICE.  In the County Court of Kootenay, Holden at  at the East Crossing of the Columbia River.  [n thc matter of John D. McMillan, Deceased,  . and in the matter of the Ollicial Admin-  trator's Act; dated the 22nd Day of  October. A. D. 1891:  Uponrendinc thc;affidavits of Itobcrt McDonald. John D. -Moore and John McPhee.  it is ordered that James Ferguson Armstrong,  OtHcial Administrator for the County Court,  District of Kootenay,.shall be Administrator  'if all and singular the goods, chattels and  credits of John D McMillan. Deceased.  And that this order be published for sixty  days in the Nelson Miner news- aper.  ,, (Signed)      WM. AVAKD SPINKS.  IN'   PACIFIC R. R.  R  N ^r  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  <_>  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  far. rAiii..  UIILIITH  VAUUO  I'KANU   FoaKti  C'KO������K���������TO.%  WIXNIPEK  KLt.*.. aad  llll.TK  THROUGH   TICKETS  TO  -TO-  CHICMIO  PHI-iAUELPHIA  SEW TWKi.  BO-TOK und all  t-olalH Eaiil,  Weill antl Houth.  *"  For information, time cards, maps and tickets  call on or write  H. G. STTMMEI.,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B. C  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash-  or  'A.D. CHARLTON,  Asst. Gent. Pass. Agent, Portland. Oregon.  Spokane Falls iu  Northern R'y.  Nelson Sl Fort  Sheppard l-Ty.  AllBail to SpofcaBB, Wasli.  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spojune  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 8.12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday aud Friday, returning leave Spokane Tuesdays, Thuhsdays  aud Saturdays at 7 a. m., and mnkinjr  close connection by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake points.  Passengers fur Kettle Eiver and Bound*  ary Creek, coiio-etatMarcus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays a-d  Fridays.  Passengers (or Trail Creek mines con-  oe.t at Morthport with stage Paily.  e  OI.TJICBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM NAV  (LIMITED) / '  TIME CARD No. 8.  ������������������ Effect Mom-H}, Xov. II, |KM.  CO.  UEVEMTOKE ���������0|TE-_leam-r -,.'������ak������������y"  I^eaves Wtewnm for Xnku.p and Hobson  Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p. m;  leaves Hobson for Nakusp, Wigwam and  Canadian I'acifloKailway iwlnts on Tucsdayi-  and Kridays at Cp. m. '  Connection is made at Itobson with C. & K  }iy--',������F. NVlson, jpd   w'th Sir.  "Lytton" for  I rail Creek and Northport.  The creditors of John D. McMillan, loteof  Kaslo city, in ihe District of Kootenai". Free  Miner Deceased, are required within sixty  days of this date tp forward by registered letter addressed to James Ferguson Armstrong,  Oincial Administrator, Donald, B. C. full ii".r-  ticular*-of their claims and tho securities (if  any) held by them. After the expi?at "o���������of t le  said sixty days the said administrator iviU  proceed witn the distribution of thesaid esUte  fc-Slfav^iS Poller ClaimS 0n,y ������f Which h������  NoDvembe..ll-i5.nala-   *   G' thia 2������d *** of  /9i-> ������ ii  r, J-J-ARMSTRONG,  (242, 23,11,5> Official Administrator.  .KAIL CKCKK-BORIMIN  BUliTK. ������  _lc������iucr "D'tlaM."  Leaves Trail Creek for Hobson on Tuesdays  and Fridays at 10 u. m.  Leaves Hobson for Trail Creek on TucPilnyi  aiiu rridays all p, in., connects at Hobson  wiih Str. "NakttHp'* for Naki^p and Kevelstoke and with C. & K. Ry. tor Nelson and  Uikc iioints.  .YOKTHPO*.*-BAIL CBEEK BOIITE  ttle������Mer   ���������,Ollo������.",  I^eaves Trail Creek for Northport on Mon-  davs, "Wednesdayn, Thursdays and Saturdays  at 8a. m.  Leaves Northport for Trail Creek Mondays,  Wednesdays, ''.Thursdays and Saturdays ut 1  p. m.    ���������   ���������   -'     '  Connects nt Northport with S. F.&N. Ky.  for Spokane.  .VEUON.KA-IO B0liTE.->'-lr Selno..-  ^Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.30 d  m.. Wednesdays at 2.30 p.m., Thursdays at���������*  p. m.. Fridays at 5.:������ p. m.. Saturdays at ��������� 30n  m Connecting on ���������fuesdayg. Thuwdays aiS  Saturdays with N. & F. S. Ky at Fil-i* M i2  Point for Kaslo and Lake points. atFzveM,1le  leaves Kaslo for Nelson, Mondays at 3 a. m  Wednesdays at 3 a. m., Thursdays at 8 a m  Fridays at  3  a.m..   Saturdays at  8 am  ?_?il_!,!!?t,i!'-f on^Wa'-:-i' Wednesdays and Fridays at _ ive Mile 1'oint with K & F. S Rv '  for Spokane. l}-  Connects   with   Columbia    &    Kootenav  Itailway at Nelson for points north and south;  BO.V.NEB'g FEBKV BOITE.-Str.  ������������������������>!������.������..  Leaves Kaslo for Bonner's Fcrrv   it t -i m-  on Mondays. *.. ,.u. j.i. m.  Leaves Nelson for Bonners Ferrv   .its., ���������  on Mondays. * * ***���������s a- m.  Leaves Uonncr's Kerry for 1'iIotH.iT  x*oi_,_,  Ainsworth and Kntdoon Tuesdays af--.T1nh������n'  Connects at Bonner's Kerry with  iha'nt    _.  Northern Railway for points^asTandwei  at^tSe^tS^^^^  o_!&ffiS:B,H* CtC- *���������* <* Company's  .3  X. ALLAN,  Secretary.  J. W. Trod^  Manager.


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