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The Miner Jan 4, 1896

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 .-���������**_.  ���������7  THE tetNES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  AMEEIOA.  Whole Number 281.  Nelson,  British Columbia,  Saturday,  January 4    1896  Price Five Cents.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOltK.  Deo.-     2 3  Sii,vKK....fifi| ....m\  LltAB 300 ....SOI) ,      ,.  Owing to tho heavy snow tlio lines were m-  tarrupted on other days.         .  ORE SHIPMENTS.  .  ' TOSS  Dec Si-Skyline to United Smelting Co. -    '-'0  VIA WANETA.  Dec. 19-26-War Eagle to United Smel. Co   ISO  Blue Bell to lMlot Bay   ���������_!. I1_0_  Total -j   fatal ShlpinrnlH Since June, IHM.  Hill!  Nelson   ... .  Ainsworth  TONS         2IU       1150  Alii- ��������� -. I.I .���������.'���������'���������'  , I    n.-  Trail Creek (gold oro) ������.0J  Slocan via Nakusp  ?.���������������������}  Sloiian via Kaslo oHy,  Blue Boll to Pilot Bay ���������21'.5'*  Total..  BULLION SHIPMENTS.  . Ai.SiAi  TOSS  Already reported since .Tune, 1895  2120  Dec. 27-30���������Pilot Bay to Aurora     W)  '    Total   '.',180  MINING TRANSFERS.  NELSON.  December 12 -  Oro Fino-G Birtsch to E A Powys. i. $1.  December 21��������� =���������  Imperial���������Geo H Johnson to \Y IIi-kej',.,S200  December 23���������  Foothill���������II Rippcn to Frank Fletcher,  $2-*.  November 20���������  Nollie Gray-I> J Jackson to Geo J Goodhue  * Scllmo-H C Goodhue to G. o J Goodhue,nll,?l  Montreal-HM. Goodhue to "      al', 81.  Waneta���������Same, all, SI. IT  , Belle of thc Woods-Samuel C Morrow to H  ' M Goodhue, i 91.        >  NAKUSl*.  December 2-1���������             ���������. __      T , ���������   -T���������  Fireside-A    A  McChesson  to    John   McDonald, j.   NEWr   LOCATIONS.  NELSON.  December 17��������� ���������  Chicora���������F C Chandler, Hall Creek.  PORT OF NELSON.,  Custom- Returns lor December. 1895.  iMroiirs.-  Dutiablc Goods   Fwo Goods     $8-.������W.OO  11,038.00  Total.  Duty Collected.  Other Revenue..  RF.VKNUK.  . $98,737.00  .. 23.1B9.23  ..   3,809.00  $27,498.2!)  '.'.-���������    '-'  -' ���������   ��������� EXrOKTHr- ���������      -'   *������������������'  Pi-dnoeof Mines *Ue,7Tn!������  Prod-coof Forest..         J&0U  Produce of 'Animals         SO.oo  Manufactures      -.uuj.-ji*  Total-  $117,816.00  THE HALL MINES LD.  We have received a copy ot* the  report and balance sheet which wns  laid before the ordinary meeting of  shareholders held in London ou December 17 last. The report describes  the development work carried out during the past year, stating that a winze  has been sunk in thc main ore body to  a depth of 135 feet from No. I tunnel  and that it is still in ore. In the first  ore body a shaft has been sunk for 05  feet also in ore. A tunnel No. 5 has  "been driven from a point 210 feet  below lhe entrance to No. 4 tunnel on  the main vein which shows at the surface. This tunnel is in 85 feet on the  main ledge and shows more or less ore on  the whole of its length. Good orehas been  proved beyond this point by the diamond  drill which leads to the supposition that  the ore body is continuous. Prospecting  work with the diamond drill bas also been  cur lied on to the south of No. 4 tunnel on  tbe Silver King iind the existeuce of two  separate ore bodies has been proved.  The first was struck at 280_feet from the  surface and continued to 340 feet. The  second was struck at 416 feet and continued to 44!) feet. The ore shows heavy  yellow and grey copper with traces of peacock. Another hole was sunk to endeavor  to prove the depth of the vein and oie was  tapped nt 820 feet showing grey copper.  This was the extent of the boring rods  and work was suspended until next summer. On the Kootenay Bonanza boring  operations also proved satisfactory.  The report goes on to describe the  arrangements with the C. P. 11. as to  land, and tlie probability of the company  receiving about 50 cents per ton as a  bonus from the Dominion government.  It proceeds;  "The tramway has now been completed  and although some hitches occurred at  the start, is now in operation nnd bringing down ore to the bins at tlie rate of  10 tons to the hour.  The smelting works are also nearing  completion."   ���������  The works on the gold lead discovered  ou the Daylight have .been suspended  owing to a large influx of water which  necessitates pumping machinery. The  Directors think well.of this lead and have  acquired several adjoining claims but are  not prepared at present to go' to the  expense of pumping machinery.  The Income and Expenditure account  shows the following items:  EXPENDITURE AT MINE.  ������ S I>  Mining  7,181' 13 0  Salaries - ��������� and '.Management '���������' ex-    '- -'! -'���������-.������������������  pcii'-ca  1,_)2 3 .7  Tran-ports     784 -' 12 6  Ollice and general expenses     187 13 ������  Tools stores and fuel purchases.. 2,117 12 .3  Assay charges       56 6 4  Forcstnres .-     ii'JI 14 1  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  Nl.I_.ON.  THE WEATHER.  The week has beeu marked by heavy  Bnow falls, and the lowest reading of the  thermometer, which occurred. on the  njght of the 2nd, was 4 below zero.  THERMOMETER.  Dec. _B-Max..,...33������  " 30-        30������  ������������������ 31-         29������  Jan. 1-       45������  " -2���������         2o������  " 3-         M������  ���������' 4-         22������  Min.  ....n������  ....13������  ....10  ....ll0  .... 2������  ....-4-  ....10������  These readings are taken at 9 a. in. and con-  ���������MUcntly represent the highest nnd lowest  temperature during the precedinR-24 hours,-������������������-  "THE MINEJt" PRIZE COMPETITION.  The Following: Prizes  Are Offered  for the Best Suggestion's on the  linpronients  of   the   Mining  Laws of British Columbia.  FIRST TRIZE���������An order ou a Tailor  for Clothes to the value of 825.00.  SECOND PKIZE���������An order on a  Jeweller for 810 worth of Jewelleiy  13i!14  EXPENDITURE IN LONDON*.  14  General expenses, including  salaries law charges, cablegrams, travelling expenses,  auditors' foes and ollloe expenses     893    19      li  Directors fees     1118     7      7  Interest :     155    Hi     5  Dlirerence in exchange      11    13      2  1,1179     lti      8  Total expenditures   ������15,224   UN   lOd  OrcSiilesr;  Transfer Feed   Balance, bclni? excess of expendi  .  turc  over   income    for year,  - against which there tea further  stock of  oro on fiump  at the  mines awaiting treatment  7,2i*4  .,        I.      l)  ���������7,955���������IB ���������11  4      2      ti  II  15,224     10     10  The Bnlauce Sheet, which is dated  Sept, 30, 1895, shows that of the 50,000  cumulative preference shares of ������1 each  '25,000 have been taken up. nnd of the  250,000 ordinary shares 243,270 have  been sold.  l'AII)  UI* CAPITAL.  - S 1)  25.000 Cumulative  Shares  of  17-i'idcnch    21,875      0-    0  l'JS.270 ordinary   shares," fully-  !    paid 1118,270      0      0  7_>,0(X)ordiii..ry shares, on which  ,17s lid has been paid    (15,1125      0      0  conditions!  1. Letters coutainingsuggestious must  be as short as possible, not exceeding  3.000 words, and must reach I'iip. Miseii  office on or before January 31st, 18....  2 They must be written on one side  of the paper only, with pencil or ink and  must be signed with some motto, the  author's, real name and address being  enclosed in a sealed envelope, which will  not be opened except in the oase of the  prize winners. The motto must be,,written on the outside of this envelope.  3. Bona fide subscribers to The  Miner ouly are eligible to compete.  4. The Miner reserves the right to  publish the whole or auy part of the suggestions received.  6. A committee of three will-award  the prizes. The names of the judge-  composing the committee will be. announced shortly.  We hope that the practical miners and  prospectors who know something of the  actual, working of the mining laws will  not be backward in giving us the benefit  of their experience.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sunday, January 5,  1890.  Methodist Chukch, Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. and7.30 p, in. Morning subject :  ���������'Zeftl." Evening subject : '-Self  Deception." Sunday School 2.30 p. in  Prayer meeting Friday evening at 8  o'clock,  il  PrE-B_.*tekiA-." Church. Services  at 11 a. m. and 7 p. iu. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thurs-  . day evening at 8 p. in. Christian  Endeavoi Society meets every Monday-  evening at 8 o'clock.  Catholic Church, Services first  and second Sundays of the month at  Nelson. _d)u������ at 10.30. Vespers at 7.30.  ���������VV  Less calls in um  2.V..770      0  251,'JliO     15  SUSI'KNS!" ACCOUNT.  j:      s-  t'or value of 1-_M������ share of purchase money of mine, lo be for  as follows.   Cash '..,-.  1,5:18      0 ,  07:10 ordinary shares to bo alloted  ns fully paid  (i.j.lO      0  3,288  0  Calls paid in advance    __>_      5  Loan account '.'* '. ������3,500      0  Sundry creditors ������1,831     15  Grand Total.  .. ������2CS.8l������     15 '   10  There is also a Contingent Liability for a dividend at 7 per cent  per annum on amounts paid up  on 25.000 Cumulative    Preference Shares  2,007  8     10  THE CREDIT SIDE SHOWS :  Mines co^t account   Xew claims taken up   Prospecting during year.  .   ,.        s  207,370     17  532       1  -4-BfciL  210'.93l     10  LOCAL   NEWS.  On the Alhabaska, an adjoining  claim to the Princess, Messrs. Stanley  and Gerard art* pushing in a tunnel to  cut the vein.  Mr. Hold itch, the Hull Mines assayer  and chemist, has now transferred his  quarters from the mine to the new  assay office at the works, which is the  most convenient and complete of the'  kind in the Province.  Messrs. -Mrtshei* and Mon.nee have  made the second payment on their  bond on the Princess. This claim,  which is the property of Messrs. Nee  lands and Gerard, is situated on the  Silver King wagon road, about 3 miles  from town. Sid Toy has a contract to |  run a tunnel of 100 feet to cut the vein.  He has a day and night shift on the  work, which is now in about 25 feet.  NAKUSP.  [From our own Correspondent.]  Happy New. Year.  Xmas day passed off quietly but  pleasantly.  A capital dance came oil at the Madden House on New Year's Eve.  The C. & K. S. N. Co.'s new ice breaking scow is nearly completed, but no  signs of ice for it to break yet.  Captain Fitzstubbs, gold commissioner  for this district, oame in on Sunday's  train from Sandon on his way to Nelson.  P. Genelle & Co. are- still busy with  their saw mill. They expected to close  down last week. They have still a number of logs in the boom.  A cbinook wind and thaw last week  lowered the snow to less than half what  it was, but the fall since then bas raised  it once more to a respectable depth.  The dance given by Mrs. Crawford at  the Hotel Naknsp on Christmas eve was  pronounced by the large number present  a most enjoyable one.  The N. & S. 11. K. has so far. had no  trouble with suow. The snow plow has  been only once out, as far as Three  Forks, but returned behind the engine  on Sunday.  The Str. Nakusp on Saturday took np  a scow load of lumber and timber for  the freight shed and station at" Arrow  Head, the terminus of the Arrow Head  branch, at the mouth of the Columbia  river. Mr. Clements, who is in charge  of the buildings, also went up, as h.  finds that he is not required at Sandon  at present.  MR. KELLIE M. P. P. IN KOOTENAY.  ������ S  Buildings, Plantand Machinery 5.203 3  Tramway trom mine  10.853 12  Smelter Kxpcnditures to date.. 2,030 4  Lands purchased  411 10  Stores and tool.- on hand  1,132 18  Ore in  stock   (value of ore on  dump  when   property taken  over still unrealized)  7,345 ,1(5  Cash ....  !),���������><'- 8  Suspense Bank account  1,538 0  Sundry debtors  510 12  Oiticc furniture in London  S2 7  INCOME   AN'D   EXI'JJNDITUHB   ACCOO-fT.  ������        s  Balance as at 30 Sept., 1894  11,102      0  Added during year    7.264    11  -S.-0C .   12  Grand Total  .������203,315    15    10  Up to two weeks ago the amount of  ore shipped and realized' upon for the  present year for West Kootenay. was  $2,225,000, and had the snow come earlier  a_d facilitated the rawhiding of ores, the  amount this year.would have exceeded  three millions of dollars.  Mr. Kellie believes, from personal observation, that the large district from the  international boundary to and including  the Big Bend, will before'-loujr iiave many  mining camps quite as important as  Rosslaud or the Slocan. The -Big Bend  country, which has been hampered iu the  past for want of proper communication,  is, he considers, one of the greatest gold  fields in the province. A new discovery  was_made-recently-at-the head of-the  north fork of the Illeeillewaet- and Downy  creek, about 20 miles from Albert canyon;  on the Canadian Pacific Railway. The  quartz runs, from 200 to 400 ounces in  silver and very high in gold. .Mining  men who have examiued that vicinity say  there is a large section of fine mining  country awaiting the prospector there.   *'  The Lardeau and Fish Creek districts  are now going ahead and will become  heavy producers in the immediate future.  In the Illeeillewaet three mines are being  worked on a considerable scale this winter���������the Lanark, Maple' Leaf and Isabella���������with the prospect ot several others  commencing work iu the spring, A  conservative estimate of the output of  West Kootenay for the next vear is, ho  believes, 810,000,000. under favorable  conditions. Within three years this  should increase to at least ������25 000,000,  per nnuuni.  J. M. Kellie, makes one statement which  it will be ilitlioult for him to substantiate,  . iz , that a large amount of ore is being  held, back to be treated by the Kootenay  smelters. It is a fact thnt no ore is beiug  held for that purpose. It is true, however, that there is a large nmouut of ore  being held for shipment, but the probabilities are that more than two-thirds of  the product of the Kootenay mines will  find its way to tlie American smelters, as  usual.- ��������� -  According to ��������� recent estimates, the  Trail smelter .will only handle about 33  per cent of the product of the mines iu  and about Rosslaud. As has been stated  in the columns of the Spokesman-Review  the Pilot Bay smelter will handle about  100 tons, daily. The Nelson smelter will  have difficulty in handling its own product. Then what is to become of the  output of the mines? Slocan, 20,000 tons;  Trail creek, 125,000 tons less 50.000 tons  of the latter which will be handled at  Trail, leaving 95,000 tons to be treated  somewhere. This estimate does not  include ore from Ainsworth, Lardeau and  "many of the smaller camps in the district.  It seems"that with Mr. Kellie the wish is  father to the thought, aud'that caused  him to make wild statements without  complete investigation.���������Colonist.  . It is reported that the buchelors   ot  Nelson intend giving a ball.  ���������Jim Yuill now lies *at Kaslo in a pre-  ciuios condition suffering from n severe  wound in the throat inflicted by himself.  C. W. West is building u stable and  ollice ou Baker street at the corner of  Hall street. He will eventually establish  a wood yard ut the same place.  Tlie snow has been very heavy in the  Slocan. The Nakusp line has kept open,  and the Knslo line alter a blockade;of i>  day or two has got itself clear ugaiu.  Sir Joseph Trutch, chairman of the  Hall mines arrived in Nelson on.Tuesday  last. Messrs. C. G. Dixon and H. Abbott  of the Great Northern Railway were also  iu town during the week.  On Thursday afternoon John Fit;-  willinm aud Emma Church were united  in the bonds of holy wedlock, George H.  Morden, Methodist minister otticiatiur.  The happy couple left for their home at  Rossland Friday morning.  Since Nelson became a port of entry in  August last revenue to the amount of  $88, 551 has been collected. During the  same period her exports have amounted  to $735,839 without counting the ore  which has gone out via Revelstoke. This  is still credited to New Westminister. Its  value is at least 8248,000 which brings  the total nearly np to a million.  The public meeting called by Mr,  Hume M. P .P. for to-night to discuss  the estimates for public works tor Nelson  is postponed until iWodnesday, Jan, 15  at 8 p.m. in the Oddfellow's Hall. Mr  Hume proposes to hold meetings at Kaslo  on the 6th., Three Forks on the 7th., Sandon on tho 8th. and New Denver on the  9th. unless blockaded by bnow.  The Nelson skating rink will be open  to-night. The recent hard frosts have  provided a fairly good surface which will  be perfect after another flooding. The  Nelson Brass Band will be present and  its services have been engaged for one  night a week and all carnivals throughout the season. From now on tbe rink  will be open on week days both in the  afternoon and evening.  For the first time a really good theatrical company has paid Nelson a visit and  nave played every night so far to crowded  Louses. Nothing but the limits of the  room prevented them having still larger  11 o u ses. The plain English of this is that  Nelson needs a theatre or some building  wii'.-'u could be used as such, and also be  available for other gatherings.  With the New Year the weather became  decidedly colder. On the night ot the  first' the thermometer registered thirty  degrees of frost and pa the second  uropped'lo four degrees telow. zero. Ou  Eriday tbe weather became milder with a  heavy fall of snow. The outlet opposite  Nelson was frozen over on Thursday  night. Captain McMorris of the e. s.  Nelson reports that coming from Kaslo  _.��������� met the ice at 10 Mile Point and from  there on to Nelson it was thick, but his  boat una uo difficulty iu br_n-_,i_g through  it-  Mr. T. Vaughan Hughes who has  recently visited the Kootenay writes up  a good word for the country in the  columns of the London Mining Journal.  He expresses his surprise at'tbeiudiffer-  ance of Londoners to the claims of B. C.  when they are frantic after investments  in- other places. As compared with  South Africa or Western Australia he  points out that we have "'better internal  means of communication, easier nnd less  costly access and as far as minerals are  concerned-a_veritable-_',L.and_oiP_grnjse"  in regions west ot the Canadian Rookies."  . The Carlton Company of Players  opened in Nelson on Wednesday last for  a season of four nights, playing a dilfi-  erant piece each uight. On Wedneday  the prize drama "Destiny" was played to  a full and appreciative audience. Ou  Thursday "Hazel Kirke" attracted a  crowd that packed the Oddfellow's Hall  to its extreme limits. Last night "Ole  Olesen" kept a large audience in roars of  laughter. To-night is the last night of  the season and a double bill has beeu put  ou consisting of the two peices "Complications" and "Mistaken Fnthers." The  Company after leaving Nelson intends  going to Revelstoke if the river keeps  open.  WRECK OP THE AKE0W0N ARROW  LAKE ARM.  NEW  YEAR'S   BALL.  The Oddfellows' Ball which catne off  in their own hall on New Years Eve  was a great success. Nearly 100 persons were present and dancing was  .kept up to a late hour. The floor was  very good and the music under the  leadership of Mr. Harper .was of course  excellent.  back the scow and the hull of the boat,  with the engine in her. The boiler  was gone, us also all the housing and  pilot, house. Mr. P. M. -Tingling, who'  until ten days ago was half owner, and  engineer of the boat, cumo in from  Tin ee Forks on Tuesday and went up  on'ihe Nakusp to aid __!-niello's party  in I he search. He returned with them  and is now preparing grappling irons,  etc., to return to lhe scene of the  wreck by the next boat, and endeavor  to recover the bodies.  The Arrow was built in Revelstoki-  in 1803 and brought here the same year  by Messrs. Yinglingand Vanderburgh,  since when she has been running on  Upper Arrow Lake to Revelstoke nm>  Liudciui und has proved a.paying boat.  Vnndei-burg bought Yingling out onl>  a short time since, this being hi ,  svi-und trip only.  Captain Vanderburgh leaves a wife  and three small children here to mourn  his loss. William Walker has n wife  and two daughters in Selkirk, Man.  Tbey were coming out. here in n short,  time to reside with their husband and  father. The greatest sympathy is felt  by all for the relatives of the aeceased.  PRESBYTERIAN CHRISTMAS  TREE.  - - (From our own Correspondent.) Q  Nakusp, Jan. 2.���������Ou the arrival of  the Str. Nakusp, on Monday evening,  Lhe town was electrified by the report  that the Arrow, a small passenger  boat from here, hud been found bottom  up on the Arm, about a mile and a half  from Arrow Head. The facts as far  as can be ascertained are these: On  Thursday, the 20th of December, C. W.  Vanderburgh, owner of the Arrow  with William Walker, of this place, as  engineer, left" here. to meet the Str  Nakusp at the mouth ot the river, to  take an outfit of horses, etc., into the  Lardeau. This she did,, discharging  her cargo at Lardeau on Friday, leaving there the same day- to come to  Nakusp. with her scow in tow. That  was,the last seen of her. until a report  was brought to the Wigwam that she  had been seen bottom up on the Arm  on Sunday. On Monday, Gold Commissioner Graham, with Constable  Vickers, came from Revelstoke, and  with Captain P. Wilson, started n  the Illeeillewaet to prove the correctness of the report. They found the  boat turned bottom up on theshote  about a mile and a half from the  mouth of the-river. The scow was  attached to her with a tow line and  safe with the row boat on the scow.  No signs whatever could be found of  the ill-fated owner and engineer, although - the shore was searched into  Thompson's Landing. On Tuesday, a  party headed by Mr. J. Gen<ille in P.  Genelle & Co.'s tug, went in search of  thu bodies, but returned on Wednesday night without having obtained  ' any  trace of  them.    They  brought  The Christmas tree entertainment at  the Presbyterian church on New Year's  night was well attended. It speaks  volumes for the citizens of Nelson, that  such a large audience one-tenth of  whom were obliged to stand for upj  wards of two hours, should give such  wrapt attention to any programme,  however interesting.   A more  exem-  Elary meeting, in this respect could  ardly be possible. The programme,  preceding the distribution of presents,  opened with the. long metre doxology,  Air. Jowett presiding at the organ in  his usual acceptable manner.  The recitatious by the children were a  pleasing feature but the hoop drill by  eight little girls, trained by Mrs. Hamilton, elicited expressions .of unbounded  delight. The following are the names  of the children who took part in the  graceful evolutions, Misses M. Sansom,  F. Sansom, A. Sturgeon, E. Booth, E.  Mackie, B. Johnstone, M. Horton, F.  Etter. The distribution of gifts was  most pleasiug to the children all of  whom, together with their little brothers  and sisters at home and those who from  sister schools rendered such kiudl.v  assistance, were in some way remembered  by the committee. A number whose  friends sent in gifts in addition to those  given by the school were perhaps, a little  more fortunate, but it is hoped all were  pleased and none forgotten. After singing the National Anthem, the benediction  was pronounced and the meeting  dispersed.  REPORTED   INVASION    OF   THE  TRANSVAAL.  Last Thursdays American papers  contain a story which it is hard to believe. This is no less than the. invasion  of the Transvaal by a British armed  force, Our readers will remember t hat  we pointed out, some little time ago  that there was likely to be trouble  owing to the fact that the English and  American miners in that countrv have  no voice in its affairs though outnumbering the Boers 3 to 1. The Boer  government takes every advantage of  its position to tax the miners to (hint most and affairs had reached a crisis.  The'immense development of the mines  is entirely owing to the British and  Americans, the Boers being altogether  an agricultural and pastoial"-people  and it was felt that something would  have, to be done, but it was hoped that  diplomacy might be able to etfett the  required arrangements.-  Without, however, waiting,for this  peaceful method to be tried, lhe story  comes by way oi the American press  that Dr. Jamiesoh an officer of the  Biitish South Africa Company has invaded the Transvaal with a force of 700  men. The British South Africa Company is a private concern having no  connection with the government other  than Unit it received its charter from  it, and this action of Dr. Jami-'son's  was at once repudiated by Mr. Chinn-  berlian Colonial secretary, Sir Hercules  Robinson Governor of the Cape nnd  Mr. Cecil Rhodes Premier of Cnpe  Colony. The action of Dr. Jamie.oii  has been officially repudiated by proclamation and IJritLsh subjects warned  io refrain from aiding him. Mr.  Chamberlain has telegraphed to the  President of the Transvaal Republic  also repudiating .lamiesons movement  and urging him to do all in his power  to keep the peace. This the President  is doing. Meanwhile .lamieson as he  advanced cut. the wires behind him so  that Sir Hercules Robinson's order to  halt has not reached him.  Public opinion at Johannesburg runs  high in favor of tbe English occupat ion."  At the theatres German airs were  drowned in storms of hoots and hisses  while the British National Anthem  was received with vociferous cheering  and rounds of applause. -    ,  The  whole story  is   a most extraordinary  one   and    we    await     fmther  details with great  cuiiosity.    Perhaps  it  is only natural  that the American  papers should seize on  this piece  of  news as a fu-ther instance of LCnglands  territory grabbing propensities, but a3 ;  a matter of fact as far as the news in j  their own  telegrams shows, England  has nothing to do with it and that it is j  entirely a private filibustering expedi:  tion  of Dr.  Jamieson.     It   looks too  uncommonly like a hoax.  SAVED   FROM   THE   SEA.     ,  The rescue of the Struthnevm is one  of the most wonderful storieB of ihe  sea of modern times. She sailed from  Tacoma on 12.October last wiih a number of wealthy Chinese and Japanese  as passengers, as well as many Chinese,  paupers who were being deported by  the U. S. govern men t. She finally  left Victoria.on October 13 with 173.  passengers and 37 crew, i'or Yokohama.  Twenty days afterwards her owners  had recieved no news of her and speculation as to fate was rife. Nothing was  heard until December 7, 55 days after  she started.  "When the Strathnevis was about 800  miles west, of Carmanah Point, Vancouver Island, three days out from  Victoria, she broke her main shaft.  She was sighted by the John Gambles  in this condition, and. the news  brought to Victoria and telegraphed  all over the country. It lead to renewed  apprehension for the vessel's safety-  and H. M. S. Royal Arthur, The Danube, Costa Rica and the tug Mischief  started out to find her. The mail  steamers Tacoma and Empress of  India had special orders to keep a look  out for her. All of this failed to find  any traces of the missing ship and  anxiety increased. The reason of their  failure, is easily accounted for. Sea- :  men held that the prevailing currents"  would drive her northwards, whereas  exactly the opposite occurred and she  drifted southwards. When finally  picked up she was nearer San Fran:  cisco than Puget Sound.  The story of the accideut is told by  the log book." On October 20, everything having previously gone smoothly  and the vessel doinjt. 10 knots, there  came a sudden terrific crash. Her ,  shaft broke off close in the hub and the  propeller dropped to tbe bottom of the  sea.  For two whole mouths she drifted  about. " Every effni't was made to put  sail on her. Her own small masts  were used as far as possible and = jury  masts were rigged. But in spite* of  these efforts the sails were not siiffi- <  ciently powerful to do anything except  to steady the ship. ;,  On the November 11) the barque  John Gambles was .sighted and after  she^passed on another weary time wai  spent riding the billows on a sail-less  ocean. As soon as they found that the  vessel was driving southwards, her  officers made every endeavor to get  her into the track of tbe steamers  running between Victoria and Australia, and at last on Decern ber. 18| the  Canadian-Australian liner "Miowera,  Captain Slott, was sighted.' She" at  once approached the disabled vessel  and took ber in tow. In spite of having" strict mail contract .'.lime to keep  theMiowera stuck to her charge;for  fivedays. Several times, owing tothe  heavy seas the hawsers parted, but'  were repaired again.  At' last on the morning of Monday  December 23 v������hen about 15 miles froni  Cape Flattery the Miowera's two hawsers parted and in the terrible *-ea that  was running il was deemed impossible  to get hold of the disabled steamer.  It was arranged that the 'Miowera  should stand by and do all in her power  to save passengers when the. Strathnevis went ushoie which seemed "to be  her inevitable fate. During the night  the gale increased und the snow squalls  were so thick,, that the Miowera's.  electric lights were at times obscured.  In the morning, to the consternation'  of   those    on    the    Strathnevis   the  Miowera was no.'wheie to. be seen and ���������  certain death seemed to await them on  the-cruel-rocks-towar.d w.hich__th_y_.  were slowly but surely drifting. But  just as all hope seemed gone, the wind  shifted and they were just able to  work *the vessel in and safely anchor  her behind Destruction Nlnnd. The  next day the steam collier ' Mineola  hove in sight and taking the Strathnevis in tow brought her safely to  Port Townsend.  DISSOLUTION OF THE MANITOBA  I-AIU'IAMENT.  Premier Greeuway's Christinas box to  tho people of Manitoba is n general  election and, while it caused general  surprise, it did not give universal satisfaction to the people of the prairie  province. This is especially tlie case wiih  the adherents of the Conservative opposition who aro ill prepared for au appeal  to the country, The nominations will be  held on January 8 and the voting takes  place on the 15th. The writs are returnable on the 2'5rd and'the-legislature is  called to assemble for the despntch of  business *cu the 2-th. This is . pretty  quick work, bnt the busiuess interests";  which are more .or =��������� less disturbed by ��������� a  general election, will be thankful that  the inevitable excitement will be of so  short duration. Tlie people will be again  asked to pronounce upon, the school  question, and iu his address to the  electors Premier Greeuway gives the key  note of the campaign. lie1 says: "The  menacing attitude assumed by the  Dominion government with reference to  the educational legislation of the province lias made it necessary to take the  question thus forced upon theni."  THE 0UNARDER 0EPHAL0NIA  WRECKED.  THE NEW MINISTER.  We,heartily congratulate Col. K. G.  Prior, M.P., on his appointment to the  position of Controller of Inland  Revenue. At last British Columbia's  position in the Dominion is hegining  to be realized and she has got a chance  of being heard in the councils of  Canada. Col. Prior is not the man to  neglect the interests of the Province,  and we look for a good deal more  attention from Ottawa than we have  ever yet received.  "   Jan. 1:   The Cephalonia   from Boston  j December 21 for Liverpool ran ashoie. in  ! a dense fog near   South   Stack.'    The.  , passengers about 40 were  lowered into  I lhe boats, but the sieamer floating oii'at  > high tide, they were taken on again, and  ' steamed    iuto    Holyhead    where   " the  steamer was beached.   Later in the day  ' the   Cephalonia   began   making   water  rapidly.     Her after holds are uearly fnll  of water  which is entering the. saloons,  the work of  getting   the cargo, out   is  stopped  iind the position of the steamer  is r*riticnl.   The passengers were landed  and sent to their destination's, they speak  in teims of the highest praise of Captain  Secombes and the officers and men.  i\  ���������-':-H  ���������b; -TIE MINER,   NELSON, B. C," SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1896.  WILLIAMS.  Copyright, 1895, by American Press Association.]  (Continued from   Last Week.)  shut him out of 'thuii'olegaiiLiio.-'pUall-  ty,' " Tony .s���������id, hor lip curling u little, "so *.f there is anything to toil.  Mammy " sho went on, "now i.s llie  time of All times to lot mc hear it. "  "Dee is er tale, who' 'nough," Maiu-  mjr returned. "A.s nigh as I knows hit,  hit bogia sorter dis way. Dis yere Harp  Cross war libin in dis hi;,- lino fulim  now, he's son ter do oborsucr whar yo'  gran'pappy, Miss Francis' pa, had. Harp  Cross ho older'u her, dough, fiee, fo'  years older. Deo growed up on do samo  plantation. Yo' gnin'papiiy lio-wus de  bos' manager roun'erbout* yere. He des  had oberseerca'so ho think hit look better, soein lio's such er big gontemun.  Binicby he gin do Crosses such or good  show an larnt de olo man sech er much  t'.'ihm senso de oberseor gut 'bove heso'f  au set iu ter buy Ian an niggers ob ho  own. But soon as ho gut um folks  foun' out, dough ho had larnt terwu'k,  he ain't larnt how ter treat he black  folks. Deo cotcht do vhup fer des any  r.11 ev'y thing, au vrhuppin p'iutedly  vva'n'fc 'lowed on we all's plantation.  Olo in itis tor he laugh an toll his niggers he ain't gwine boddor heso'f whup-  pin nrii ef dee wanter be triflin, an ef  dee wanter steal, why, bo smart an hide  hit, so he won't bo'made shame er dee  by fin'in hit ont. Lord knows 'twa'n't  nebber nobody had de 'casion ter steal  dar. 'Twns des ax an hab, an de ve'y  same way at Marse John Ant'ny Morrises. Dem two places, dee laid sorter  cattawampus ter ono norrer. Olo man  Cross sho had somehow gut hold er Ian  right in de notch er de two.  "Fust off ole marster metty glad ob  hit. Ho hopped dam folks lek dee r'al  wlii' folks���������loant uni money tor pay  on do Ian an gin do ole man er fine  saddle max'. ��������� Ho wisht um well, an dee  'peared ter him ter he right smart sort  er folks, considerin do wus horned in  de little short sort. But pretty soon ho  found out he* been sottin er humbly  bee nest right under ho nose. De wus des  always quoiliu bout som'pn, so ho try  ter buy dee lau an swade dee off ter de  Eellenoy, whar dares' er de po' whites  ���������wus gwine.  "But dat ain't suitin den Crosses���������  no,, tetch hit ain't. Dee wanter tuhn  quality right dar whut der been born  an raised. ~ By dat time Miss Francis  come 14 an 'ginned ter ride hor own  hawse an suddl. ter meetiii stidor goiu  in do ca'iage wid her ma. An dou, sho'  as I'm libin, dis yere Harp Cross he  had de inshorunce ter try au ride 'long-  side ob her, lek Marse John Ant'ny  Morris er any er do other genteniuns.  Always dee wus two, free er dems  corned home wid 'er f'um uieetin. Harp  he 'low he gwine come, too, but he ain't  tuk no 'count er Marse John Ant'ny. On  de road him an Miss Francis caiu't say  nufftn. 'Twus de Harp Cross road des  much as hit wus deirn. Br.t when dee  corned ter we all's big gate Marse John  Ant'ny he hilt hit open, an Miss Francis she rid th'ough, savin oher her  shoulder, 'Goodby, Harp,' an den dee  gallops on ter de house, nebber turiiin  dee heads.  "Oowe, wa'n't he mad!. Mad as  Tucker hit made all er dam dar Crosses.  Ole man he whup.'is niggers so hard he  got right skeercd on um. Den he sot  Harp an some mo' lek him ter ridin  patter rollers. No, dee didn't hab no  law fer hit. Deo wa'n't lek de county  patter rollers ueider. Doy wus mans  ���������whar had de sense ter have derse'fs,  nebber totcht yo' ef yo' des said yo'  "had'erpass'air nebber^axed-f er _ hit" ef ~  dee knowed yo' er yo' v-hi' folks. Dam  Cross patter rollers dee wus diflfunt.  Whoeber doo cotcht offc.i he own grit  dee wanter tie him np right straight an  gib him 30 lashes. Fust off dee rid in  fur neighborhoods. Deo wus too 'foard  ole marster ter go roun'erbout we"all's  . house. Sometimes dee wus ont all night  long, dashin up ter* de cabins whareb-  ber dee seed light. No matter whut hit  wus-'bout���������company, setting up wid do  sick cr do dcad,.er wedrtin, er candy stow,  er eben descr pra'ar meeting���������dec bruk  hit np, nebber axin fer passes nor sayin  nothin 'tall hut des Hwish, swish f'um  Mr. Cowhide.  "Ono night, dough, due cotcht er nigger too ninny���������er Morris niggor���������Sam,  whar waited ou Marso John Ant'ny.  He wus big an black an likely as ho  could lib, black as tare, hut Marso John  Ant'ny he des as soon yo' hit him as  ter hit Sam. When dam Cross patter  rollevK come, do res' dec rnunod crway  fas', but Sam ho stay dar an stretch  hese'f au say, 'Whut yo' pledjuro, genteniuns?'  " 'Nigger hide,' dee say. 'Whar' yo'  pass?'  "Den Sam he stan tiptoe an say,  sorter gyarpin 'bine he han lek he tired  er dee talk: ������������������  " 'Hit's at de cote'ouse, snhs. I'ze er  Morris nigger. My marster he done tole  de cote Morris niggers kin come an go  as dee -pleases. Nobody ain't gut no  call ter stop dee. He answer dee ain't  doin no harui uer nuffiu but min'in dee  own business er elso dee marster's.'  " 'Shet up, yo' black rascal!'* say  Harp Cross. 'I gwiue whup yo" ca'se  yo' is er Morris nigger. Ef yo' mars'ter  open his mouf, I'll gin him some er do  same. Yo' oughter hub er hundred  lashes. Wo aiu' gut time ter gin yo'  but 30.'  "'Please yo'se'fs, gentomtuis,' Sam  iay, ca'se he ain't wanter gib dee no  lenso ter him mo'. He gut home 'bout  de zarn er clay, an when Marse John  Ant'ny come ter hear-dat talo de wns  er time on dat plantation, alio". Fust  off he sw'ar he gwiue kill all dam patter rollers in dee tracks, hut Sam he  hollered an bellercd so oher dat at las'  ��������� his marster ha'ter prouras ter let tun  keep on libin. Den he thunk he go ter  law ober hit, but dat aiu' suitin him.  Atter while he sorter laugh an say: 'Des  yo' wait. Sam. boy.     Wc fix um yit.'  dar Harp Cross.  ollJF-ilit'ny wus nictt-y good ter  eep ho wu'd whon he done gin hit. He  nebber say nothin ter nobody but Sam.  In li'Jl while here come Harp Cross  streakin 'long do big road whar mimed  tight outside do Morris big gate. Au  dur yo' pappy ho stop him, sayin lek  butter 'oou't melt in he mouf:  " 'Mr. Cross, I uius' ax yo' ter stop  !._g 'nongh ter settle dat li'll 'count  er ouru.'  " 'Whut 'count is dat?' Ilnrp Kay. 'I  nobber knowed 1 was owin yo' nuflin,  Mr. Morris.'  "'Yo's mistookon,' Marso John  Ant'ny say. 'Yo' owes mu a heap, an  yo' gut tor pay right now.'  "Wid dat he draws cr bond on Harp.  Ho could hit do crack in do doah so fur  off yo' cain't hardly soo hit dar. Dem  whar.ficon him tolo nio his faco wus  whito as ho shut, his eyes des er fala/iu,  Whon ho say ter Harp:  " 'Yo' scoundrel, yo' dared tor hit  my boy Sum���������Sam, dat's nio':or gen-  tcniun in one brett" dan ebbcr yo'll be  in er lifetime . I wants yo' au all yo'  sort ter know I Stan's for my black peoplo. Whoobber totches dem totches mo.  'Cepting fer his color Sam, could or  th'ashed do whole kit an bilin ob yo'.  Yo' wouldn' nebber dared ter lay or  finger on him ef yo' hadu' knowed ho  couldn' hit back. Yo' had yo' time.  Now ho gut hisn. Yo' gut ter histe yo'  shut an tako lick fer lick, wid me stau-  nin by ter see hit well laid on, ��������� Ef yo'  don', ole pistil sny de res', an all Harp  Cross clone wus tor git oft'ciu he hawse  an stan dar -whar Marse John Ant'ny  tolo him. Sam hit 'im throe, to' licks;  den he gut sorry for dat white man, an  he say:  " 'Marster, wid yo'cummissiou, suh,  wo stop dis. I knows how hit fuels. I  rudder lot dis yore gontemun loose.'  " 'Des as you loks,' Marso John  Ant'ny say. 'I'm glad tor seo yo's too  much cr man ter lek hittin ��������� er feller  whar cain't hit back. Now, Mr. Cross,  we gibs yo' receipt in full. De business  is settled, an wo's so much 'bleeped for  yo' company we don't think we's ohber  gwine want hit any mo'.' "  "Den Sam ho fotchtup Harp's hawse  an hilt de stirrup same lek he dono for  de yothor company genteniuns. But  ���������when Harp gut way f'um dem two ho  lef de kentry, he did���������nebber ebon  ���������went home ter tell ho folks goodby. In  1'ill while, olo man an olo 'ooman hud  done sold out, stock, lock an bar'il, an  gono tor de Eellenoy.  "Us thunk don us wus good an red on  um. But yero como do wah, an yore como  Harp, too, figutin 'ginstwe all, big man  er heap. Dat how came him Gunnel  Cross now. I hear um say, too, dat how  come he got ������de 'ooman he mu'ied. He  fit in do samo cnm'ny wid licr brudder,  au ono time somehow ho suhe de  bruddor's life, aii gut mos' kilt hese'f  fer doin hit. When he como outen do  hawspittle, she took an took kcor on  him fer li'll while. Don sho up an  ina'ied him. I spec' she ain't knowed  no hotter'n dat���������'taint no quality folks.  np dar in dat kentry. An don Harp ho  wus right peart, an mo'n fa'ar ter look  at. Sis' Ma'y Johnson, sho boon cookiu  fer dee 15 year, an sho 'lows Miss Cross  is des as much whi' folks as yo' an  Miss Francis dars ter bo, I tells her  dat cain't bo so���������had er been dee nebber would had do inchorunco ter come  back yere atter de fightin wus all done  wid money in bofe powkits when dee  bettors wns po' an sorry too.  "I yero um say she wus richer'n  cream an peaches. Dee buyedoue do  bes' peaces in dee county, an dar doo  been stayin off an on ebber sence. Yo'  knows deo don' hab on much truck wid  de neighbors, but den dee's 'way so  much er do time dat ain't so 'stouishiu. "  "I wonder why the man came back  at all,'' Tony said thoughtfully. '' When  was it, Mummy, that my father made  Sam"���������  "Des de leas' li'll whilefo' de wah, "  Mammy said reflectively. "I disremom-  bers zactly how long, but yo' pappy  he 'ginned ter cote Miss Francis dos  soon as siio had do chance tor rido by  herse'f, an 'twus mos' at do fus' ob  hit. He axed 'er 'bout eve'y week, an  she laugh un say 'no' tell ho done coined  back f'um do wah Major Morris wid  er bullet in hochis' de doctors say gwine  kill him.' Soon as sho hour dat yo'  couldn' a-kcp' f'um nia'yin him. Ho  didn' lib but fivo year. Yo' wus tics  er week olo when bodied, un, oh, wa'n't  he proud oh his Till gal! Doo wus two  boys bofo' yo'���������Fill lambs deo wus  sho'. Doo took sick, hole at onco, des  ns deo madder gut dowii. Marso John  Ant'ny nebber res'- day nor night toll  dec wus liiyin side by sido in one coffin.  Ho v.t.s stuiiniii lookin down at inn, au  ni- oher 'ginst hir.i. Ho gib one li'll  groan, sortor gurgly. Den I seed doo  blood come outen ho mouf. Time us got  hiiu laid down in de a'r ho wus (load  too. . Doctor say 'twus dos lek ho  thought���������do bullet dono woro froo."  ������������������Was���������Sam���������t-there?" Tony asked,  speaking very low. . Mammy gavo a  groaning sigh. ��������� __   "  "Sam had done went befo'honey, "  sho said, patting Tony's hand.. " 'Twus  in do fightin.   He wont wid his marster.  He foun him, too���������shot froo an froo.  Somehow he pnt 'im up on dat critter  au tie him fas'. Den des as ho had turnt  de beas' right ways yere como de call  for his own se'f. Deo foun 'im attor-  wuds wid er hole right tween de eyes.  Long as yo' pappy libbed him made  him choke ter call dat boy's name. He  hone alter him cbo'y day, I,do b'leevo, "  Mammy ended in almost a whisper,  hor eyes on tho green far' skyline She  dared not look at Tony, dowu whose  cheeks tho tears ran. Now aud again  she choked back -a sob. Hor heart wau  fiut tho tondorer for all her liuo, gay  courage. It was so wonderful that sho  bad never hoard all tho talo boforo.  Mummy had folt 'that tho tolling belonged properly to hor mistress. The  Rov. Mr. Illways, though, had disapproved what ho cullod "kcopiug alive  the war fooling. " So Tony'hail grown  np knowing vaguely thnt hor father had  beon a soldier and fooling with tho iu-  fcenscst rebellion that he slept in un unmarked grave.  "Justico to tho living," Mr. Illways  had said unctuously, "may rightfully  postpono honor to .tho dead.'' Iu most  points he was   his wife's  prophot  and  I  3 ^A-J'i-V ������������������----"  1  i  pVi..  "���������Sum, liit 'im th)'<.<',/</ lie!;-:"  Doo wns in cav'ry, an   one time   Marse  John Aiit'ny'.**   haw.se   conic- back f'um  tie squiresh w'idout no rider.   Co'se Sam  cotcht him an went atter his  marster.  "It is John Antony Morris' girl!" .  oraclo. It was wonderful indeed that  slio had withstood his wish to make  overtures to the Crosses. But in somo  way sho had withstood it. Thoir house,  Cross Trees, stood some eight miles  from West Brook, the Morris homestead. A lino big plantation this native  aiioii had bought. Yearly it grow finer  and bigger. Tony was coming now upon  his domain. For its last two miles the  mill road lay through it. Either hand  fields in full heart and tilth stretched so  far the trees rimming them in wore a  veil of soft huze. Fences wero trig unci  tall, clean of brake or brier, with smart"  painted gates loading, from one Held to  another. Everything indeed breathed  of prosperous thrift Stirred us hor  heart was, Tony cried aloud her delight  in tho sight of it all. Hero wero grassy  stretches, with sleek young thoroughbreds at graze A littlo way on marcs,  with ouch a foal at loot, stopped their  feeding to gazo reflectively after the  passorsby, then call apprehensively to  the young things frisking or racing one  witli another over'the thick grcon turf.  Further yet yearling mules trooped  after tho big boll mare or stuck heads  across a fence to bray stentorously to  their follows broken to harness and  stopping delicately as they "sided"  young corn, now midlcg high.  Wheat was forwarder still, well in  tho boot, and of the richest golden green  that tho south wind ruffled in long satiny ripples. Beside it loamy breadths  lay warm and brown, checkered with  tiny hill, ready for tobacco sotting.  Mammy's eyes grew covetous, though  sho tried to mako thcin scornful.  "Bohole do wicked Stan's in great  power, "sho said, ��������� "er growin an er  spreadin lek er green buy tree. But nebber yo' min, honey���������ho git his come  nppance somehow���������bo cut down lek er  'cumb'rance er do groiin an ha'ter go  whar -do-wu-iin���������is-motty-libely-au de  fire not squinched."  "Oh, I hopo not!" Tony said. "I  hato Mr. Cross as much as I ought, bnt  it is because he was wicked and cruel,  not because he has the things I would  like to have and have not got. If wc  had a homo like this, wouldn't we tuke  pride in it? Yet 1 have heard that the  only child the Crosses havo is nearly always away.''  "Ho ain't stay yero niuch," Mammy  admitted. "Sis' Ma'y'Johnson she say  Cuinicl Cfioss" '.low'ho want de boy tor go  ter dat -oldior school���������Wcs' Pint dee  calls hit���������case ho wanter soo 'im er  officer an or gentemun. I took au tole  Sis' Ma'y, 1 did. Ho may go dur tell  do cows como home, hit not gwine ter  mako him no" quality���������caso quality  hu't or bo bornod���������deo not nobber made.''  Tony made, no answer. Her cyos woro  fast upon tho black mulo which in the  last tow yards had begun to falter und  reel.  "Get cut, Mummy, quick!" oho said,  herself scrambling agilely over tho wagon side "Nunco has given out. Help",  mo got her in the'shade there under  that big wild cherry." Then you. must  wait here until I can get something,  3omewhore, to put in her placo. "  ".Yo'. can't do dat," Mammy said  dolefully. "Eberybody so busy in do  crap now dec ' 0.011't he'p yo' fer lub ner  mouey. Dat- is, 'eep'in dis yero Harp  Cross. I spec', he mought,- but sholy yo' -  ain't gwine dar ter as 'im?"  "There is nothing else to be done,"  Tony said, lifting her head proudly.  "Besides I rather think I shall liko to  soo the man. Of conrso I need nop let  him know who I am."  "Don't you b'le.vedo half er dat,"  Mammy returned promptly. "Harp  Cross nebber wus no fool. He 'members  de Morris favor too well not ter know-  hit fur as he kin see hit. But g'w'au ef  you's gwine. De's rain, au plenty ob  'lit, comin torrectly."  * * * * *        " *  It was sweltering hot, even upon the  .awn ab Cross Trees. It was tho velvet-  lest' turf, - fluokV'd no-? with (lancing  ibadow, touched hero or there with  flame of bedding plants just coming into  flower. A wide house, low and gray,  sat upon tho-green. It had a deep piazza  and hospitably open doors. Gay cushiony red armed chairs sut here and  there. A wickerwork table litter.d  [Continued Next Week.)  BRANCH   HOUSE.  H. M. HERRIN & CO.  ������0_������IMIS������-10\ .ll:_lt< HANTS.  DEALERS IN  C_.MFOR.Mt AMI WASIIIMiTON  -HI US AMI VM'KIAItLES  l>ITT_Klt.   M'������'S   ...Ml   ron.Titi,  IIIV, Mi.IIX, fr'I.OI lf������ml .11 ILL FKKI).  NELSON  B  C  ���������-Ml)  OYSTERS!  IN ALL  STYLES  AT T. BOOTH'S  TROPICAL  FBUIT  STOEE,  BAKER STREET NELSON-  A Lnrj;e Sl������������rh of PI|M*s ami ������:i_ar*i.  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Okfice:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND. R  C  no  MINING   MACHINERY!  for sale-  two new English Port able Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.  One Stationary  Engine and Boiler.  One  Engine and   Boiler   for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized    Tanks,    Mining    Tools.  Steel, Iron,   ole.  Delivered at. Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTERMAN & CO.,  , 75 Government S'.,   o  Opp Batik of Montreal.    "Vieiorin. B.C  (170)  Pag, Po  ������������,>.,*  s.  Ilil*tlinu������ Slri-H. V;:n������������������"���������-!vrr. It. ) .  ���������\ITj:i,"ir.l    r-'-r.., ���������������������������_-n-     -,} '      OL.    '   . If.'*'  CLA-B ENuLIf.H !������:3'%  '   '  '      -    FBMlaJTTUGS       . -  .uch ;is Chri.sty's 1 [.us.  IV-v.  &T;o\vn'_'.sGlov'. s, Dr. J'i-���������*-������������������''-���������'  Cartwrigh-& Warner's Underwear,. Scotch   Rugs,   Flaiuu'].  Matting   and   Crepe    Shirt  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAIL llltllM:* I-KO.MI'TIV .������TTK.\l>i:i* TO.  WEST  KOOTENAY  DISTRICT.  A  LL PLACEK CLAIMS AM) MINING  i'V Leasehold" let;iilly held in thc District  may be laid over from loth Coluber, 18SIS, to the  1st June, 18%.  ___= __, _^j A, ,01- R0X- KIT/STU RUS," "  Gold Goinniissionor.  Nelson. B.C.. Nov. 23. 18!Mi. (245  S,S. Alberta  I.HAVE KASLO for Ainsworlli, Pilot Iliiy and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday und Ssnturdiiy  ut 8 it. in.; Tuesdays. Thursday und Kriilays  ut 7 a. I". "  LKAVK NKLSON for Pilot Hi y������ Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Thursday,  and Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday and Kri-  day al 4 p.m.  - Olosoconnection Isllnis made between Lake  points and nil (mtKoinK and ineoniiiiK IraiiWof  lho 0. P. It. nt Nelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every pur  (Uiiiliir, is lit IlirouidioiiL by  elcitrieily. and  contains balhroDiii and all modern conveniences  for l he coinforl 'of passengers.  Tlie above sehcdiilo is in elled 16lh Mny,  18:15 subject to change.  .IAS. W'AL'GH GEO. *"��������� HAYWAKD  1'iir-i-r. 31  - Master  Spokane  Fails dfc  Northern &'y.  r4e     n  &  Fort  SKATING   AND   CURLING RINK,  BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C.  Mr. J. E. TURNER expects to open his Skating and Curling Kink on or before  vJ-A.-SrXJ-A.'R'y 1,   1896.  -enson Tickets are now on side at. tbe following intes: .Single Tickets, 85.00.  Family Tickets, S15. Single ndniission, ufteruoons and evenings, 25c, or with  skntes provided, 25c extni.  Tbe Kink Mill be kept open to Ticket Holders every afternoon and evening,  Sundays mid special carnivals excepted.  ���������"T-.OTt'V'MW'i  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE ft CO.  S. K. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NKLSON, H. C.  DC A I       LACTATE       financial anu  IXCAL      LJl Al C,       INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Colled ions made.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  WE ARE AGENTS FOR  FIRTH'S -  STEEL,  Kno^ri Throughout the Whole World  ASTHE^BEST.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMIT-SID.  Wholesale Hardware,   Iron,  Steel, Glass, Paints. Oils,  Stoves and Tinware,  /_?_?  CORDOVA   ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  ���������V^_=iIT__3 POE G-T_rOT__-TIO_STS- (185)  Tlie Casseil Gold Extracting Co, Limited.  TKii  mc-ii  ��������� xi-bii-rOMBST PSOCESS (Cyanide.)  i'.-n'i- I.,:1.!"! M'l..-;"--iisf!oi.ii M'd Sii.vicit Oi ���������.- i-*! :i-'ii:iiicr.( nnd w-inf  ������������������"������������������ -"'M"' ������������������ >,. ���������'���������. ' *- '1: I'iCv .__X"i'KA' 'i .(.���������>.;- ���������>* <h: |>;i ��������� n-i:.-. m.>(_i_s  -.-'-! ..i'):. I, Mm | in -- u i  ii'il! u-wis ,-ii._: ti.cln-. , i i,ii.i ic- iIf. ;<. fu I i rustii'if "rertt,-  ��������� ��������� ��������� .!_-.- K'sp ::n-!__:a! Work-   ���������'���������' '-hi1 >.'.���������ii'piii.j : .-i-iilre^cd  VV,   RELLEW-HARVEY,   F.  C.  S.  S"U"rj_v._R.T;._T,PK:j>TlD.n:.:isr'i"',  "V.A.-IS."COTJ -VIGjB,  _B:   C.       ������  the Mcdowell am watson co., lid.  &^-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  THE MeDOWELt, ATHNSrW-ATSON, GO-r  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET     ��������� 12:  VANCOUVER, B. C.  Uneasy Sleeps, the Man Who  Lias Not Got a Gale.���������Shakespere.  1 ,  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD  GALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses.  ;  Thi* above goods can In* put up  in vpry small conipiiss for packing and can  bo obtained fi'oin"Messrs. Gul-Vagi'iil*-, . ...     ���������   -,,.   ..,-  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  ('an In- m-idc to weigh under 35 pounds.     " ".."��������� jim ��������� .   -_ _   ._���������>_���������������.    _,       __. _..���������-._  Y : -y\    '.j  up-_.i__.--i-;--   ���������-'���������������������������.- J1U  CARPETS I HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  Daily-(Except.  -umL-.j-.-_ -oiwoeii .''po.tane  and _,'oitli])Vit--  Tri-Weekly between ITorthpoit and .Nelson.  Leave 7.30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6-15 p. m.  TraiDS leave Nelsou for Spokane evel.  Monday. Wednesday and Fkidat. n tnrn-  hiR leave Spokane Tuesdays. Tiithibdays  aud t-ATDEDAYS at 7 a. m., anil makiiur  close connection'by S.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake pointP.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with stajre on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursday, a d  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at .Northport with stage Pally.  10        BE  SSELS   CARPET  ;^ *     TAPESTBT    --  a'. &iM   ViY:-   \'AED.'.'���������'���������'"*;  a������ 50 Cl.. FE;.v   5fA_KD. .   .  ���������     UKIONSaiid WCO������������.fiO-.-fc. tc'^l-Ob Fl-B YASI)  Ai;'"si''i' lot of those 4 foot Curtain I'.-in wf'h Eia.. I'::iia'ts ccmplctc- .(.r������5e.  Blankets and Comforters.   Letter Oidti--Eiwivr- Prompt Attention- '*'  SNAPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES.  7x3 feel with Sprii-g Poller for 50 Cts.,  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.     . -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50" up..  Table Linen from 25 cts. per y_rd to $2. 50, with Napkins to match. ���������  A. full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  CO_P_E_   & ^TOTJ-CsTG-,  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  168) (>  r  THE   MINER, NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 1896.  %\iz  v -  <s  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States, for one year on receipt of  -two dollars.    Single copies live cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS insertedatthe rate ot'$'j percolumn inch,per  ��������� ��������� month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /j cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each stibsequent insertion. Advertisements  running /or shorter periods than three.  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICA T/ONS to the Editor  ��������� must be accompanied by the name ami address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of. good faith.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Addriss'  Thi MinihPrintinq a Publishing Co  NELSON,    B.C.  MANITOBA.  Manitoba has a difficult question to  decide. Ordered by, the Dominion  government to bring in "remedial  measures" to relieve the Catholic portion of her community from the wrongs  of which they complain, the-Provincial  Premier has declared his refusal to do  '���������'( 1 so and apparently confident of being  backed by the constituencies has dissolved parliament, and gone to the  country. The real question to he  decided now is" not whether there are.  or are not, to be separate schools in  Manitoba, but whether Manitoba can  do what she likes in the matter, or has  to obey the dictates of that Dominion  of which she is a federated province.  In the face of the greater question of  Imperial Federation 1 his comparatively  little question gains increased interest.  CORRESPONDENCE.  It has come to our knowledge that  there is a general impression abroad  that we refuse to publish letters from  Correspondents unless signed with  their names. There was a time we  believe under the original management  of Tiik Miner when this was the case  nnd their is no doubt that it was, and is,  a most excellent rule. The only objection to it is that it almost entirely  chokes off correspondence. It has  therefore been abandoned by British  journals throughout the . world,  except, we' understand, by' our  contemporary here. We have no  desire to thus shine before the  world as one of the two while lilies  of a blameless press. The common  ordinary rules of respectable journals  like the London Times,are good enough  for us, and-we particularly want our  readers to make as much use of our  columns as they like. For this purpose  the printed .rules at the head of our  editorial page were framed some two  years ago.- But' in order to make it  plainer and to dissipate the false  impression to which we have  alluded above we desire to state  that any correspondence sent in  for publication may be signed  by a motto or pen-name, but must be  accompanied by the real name and  address of the writer as a guarantee of  good faith. ���������' '  THE VENEZUELAN QUESTION.  ���������The-Message���������which���������Pkksidknt  Cleveland presented to Congress on  this subject is the most important  state paper that has been laid on Ihe  table since.the declaiation of civil war.  The tenour of the Message appeared  to be pleasing'tb the members' of Con ���������  gress, who at once passed ��������� a bill providing for the commission asked for.  and there the matter rests for the  present. Meanwhile a warlike wave  has rolled over the. press of the United  States, only a few of the more important journals standing like rocks and  boldly,,keeping-their heads above the  seething and surging mass of foolishness raging around .them. - A small  panic occurred on Wall Street, which  has had the effect of bringing the situation forcibly before'the business men  of the country. That situation shortly  s this. Trade'und commerce throughout the United States are in a terribly  depressed'-.condition. In spite of reassuring opinions given by Bradstreets  and. ex pressed by __ optimistic orators,  there is absolutely no, rise at present  from the slump of four years ago.  Congress has had to recognize this and  provide measures to secure the public  finances and to prevent the national  credit receivinga'severe shock., In the  face of these conditions, asks the common sense of the nation, is it worth  while still further paralyzing  trade and piling up a debt that  will.-have to _ be "measured by-  hundreds of. millions, for .the ' sake  of a piece of land for which they have  no use. The legacy left to the nation  by President Monroe will be an  expensive one if this is the course to  be followed. A succession of diplomatic  quarrels between the nations of Europe  and- the turbulent- little republics of  South America would bring even the  United States to the verge of ruin. If  the cause of Venezuela is to be blindly-  supported with oceans of .blood and  money by the United States, it.is only  to be expected th'at other South Anier-  can communities will, in any intercourse that they may have with  European" powers, assume an attitude  that can only be expressed by the word  "cheek."     The  great republic would  have its hands full of quarrels about  matters of no concern whatever to  itself and on the side of people who  have nothing in common with it.s own  inhabitants. Does any sane man for  one moment believe that there is anything whatever of true republican  nature in the despotic and corrupt  little governments that are notorious  all over the southern part of the continent. As a mat ter of fact Venezuela  would be better olf as a British Colony  than she ever can be under what she  is pleased to call a republic. Among  men'who have travelled then* is not  lhe slightest doubt that tbe inhabitants of the Colonial Empire of Great  Britain are the freest and happiest  people in Ihe world. In support of  this statement the remarks of the  venerable Mu. Justice Field, quoted  in our last issue, may bo taken as unbiased testimony. If further proof is  required let the reader inquire of any  of the many Americans who have acquired and hold mining property  around ns here in Kootenay itself.  These are weighty reasons against  war. Great communities do not allow  themselves to be carried off their feet  by the "jingo" impulse of a moment.  Who does not remember the great  wave of "jingoism" in England  which 'found its culmination in the  music hall refrain "We don't want to  tight, but by jingo if we do." So apt  wa-s the illustration that the word  "jingo" has grown into existence to  represent that particular popular feeling which finds expression in flag  waving, patriotic songs, the taking  down of rusty swords by ancient warriors, while the great clear-headed  bulk of the people look on at the  "children amusing themselves."  At the same time the situation is  grave. An election is pending, in the  United States, which is largely affected  by renegade ��������� sons of Great Britain  herself, who would sell their souls, if  they were not already mortgaged, to  humble the country of their forefathers.  more than what she has a right to.  The location of the boundary is probably perfectly well known to our  Foreign Oflice and though of couise no  recognition can be made by England  of llie American Commission yet it is  likely iliat no obstacle will be placed  in the way of its ascertaining this fact,  so chat its decision when Riven may be  hailed by the two greatest nations of  the world a.s a message of peace.  TIIE CONSEQUENCES OF WAR.  To us here in Kootenay the Venezuelan question is one of the- very  gravest concern. If we were a praying  community now would; be the-time to  invoke the offices of the Angel of  Peace.   ...  It is usual, on the outbreak of hostilities between two countries, for each  one to.'give any citizens of the other  within her borders a fortnight or so to  leave the country. . Any found remaining after the expiration of this  period are seized and become prisoners  of war. If public feeling runs high  their position is not an enviable one.  Modern civilization would probably  pause before the confiscation of property, but it would be held by its foreign  owners only on sufferance and they  would be mightily interested in the  result of the war and the details.of the  subsequent treaty of peace. Mining  property does not improve by being  neglected for a period nd noncompliance with the regulations is apt  to lead to loss. It would be almost too  much to expect that a special treaty  would be made for ns. but still Amei-  can interests in Canada are so large  that it is possible something of that  nature might be done. It would be to  the interest of both our American  -neigh bors-and-ourselves-that-thc-min-  ing industry of Kootenay together  with the export of 'ore to the smelters  of the United States should continue,  but many difficulties would arise and  itis to be feared that the industry  would receive so severe a blow t hat. our  long hoped for prosperity, of which  the dawn is just breaking, would be  indefinitely postponed. *  According to comparisons recently  printed in the press of the United  States the result of the declaration of  war would be disastrous to our cousins  across the boundary. They have  hardly any means' of offence or defence. Their navy is but a squadron  compared with ours, their army is not  one-firth of ours. Gen. Miles, the  Commander-in-Chief of the United  States, in a report to Congress, states  that the coasts are practically undefended, with the exception of three  guns, two at. New York and one at  San Francisco, and that it would take  two . years to put the defences  into anything like order. But if  war is declared, it - will' ail be over  and done with long before two years  have passed. The result therefore of  this first war can hardly fail to be in  favor of Great Britain. If the whole  matter 'would stop there it would be  well whichever side were . victorious.  But it is not to be expected that a. great  nation like the United States would lie  down tamely under defeat. She would  strain every nerve and make use of her  boundless resources to fit herself for a  second combat and the world would  witness the sad spectacle of these two  great nations, children of the same  parents, flying" at each others throats  destroying each others commerce and  playing havoc with each others  prosperity.  In spite of the fact that England is  alluded to by a large portion of .the  American  press as insatiably  greedy  of new territory and  ready to use a  '���������bludgeon"  to acquire this particular!  strip   in    Venezuela,    anyone   really'i  acquainted with our colonial policy.and j  Lord Salisbury's met hods of ��������� hand- i  ling foreign affairs,  will rest satisfied  that Great Britain is asking for nothing I  o-o TO  THE BON TON  hj-or: _ET_=iES___:  EASTERN OYSTEES  IN ANY STYLE.  Open from 1 p. m. to 6 a* m-  hiss -un. :M-  r>'cr_5'_-,"X',  l'liorKiKTwrs*.  SIMPSON; OO.  DEALERS IN  Groceries, Feed, Farm  Produce, Butter, Cheese,  Eggs and Poultry.  A Few Oar Loads of  Timothy Hay for Sale.  nsrEi_so3sr_ _b_ o.  (52)  SIMPSON ������V to,,  troprlelors.  JAMES   MOWAT,  CARPENTER and BUILDER.  NELSOJST, 33. a.  Plans, Elevations and Details drawn to order.  Orders loft with Turner   &   Kirkpatrick's  Vernon Street, will receive prompt attcnlion.  12611   THE DIPLOCK  LIMITED.   -������ HOIKS.*!.!' ���������  VANCOUVER. B. C.  ��������� SUM* .M'KXTS FOB ���������  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Borgeson & Co.'s Show Cases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine- -i>2  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THK   NEW,    FAST���������:   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent  trough the pursers of the _iean_boats  Nelson or Ainsworth.. with whom arrangements caube mnde, or by mail or  telegraph to C. "VV. Dusk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention (19)  Ceperley,-  Loewen & CamptSell,  VANCOUVER,  .tr- rr-'imre-l lo |iilroiliircl-|liiiiiKl*roiio<������l-  lions from the Kootenny lo  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPITALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of owners in the B. C. Mining  Centres.  The above is the Only Firm'on the  Coast doing Fire Insurance Business  and having'Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. flftii  Kaslo   & Slocan   Railway-  TIME CARD NO.  Going West.        '  Daily Going East.  Leave 9.00 a. ni.   Kaslo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.,'iG a. m.   South Fork        "      3.15 P-m.  "     1I.3K a. in.   Sproule's "      2.15 p.m.  "     0.51 a. m.   Whitewater      "      2.00 p.m.  ���������'   10.03 a. m. ��������� Bear Lake '       1.18 p.m.  "    10.18 a. in.   McGu.ii.in "      1.33 p.m.  "    10.30 n. in.   .Bailey's "'    1.21 pirn.  "    10.39 a. in.   Junction ���������"      1.12 p.m.  Are.   10.50 a, in. ' Sandon 7_;ave   1.00 p.m.  Subject to change without notice.  For   rates and  information   i'pply  at the  Company's ofliccs.  ROBT. IRVING, W. II. McGttAW,  (a;*)   TraftlcManiiKcr. Superintendent.  <:i_liTIFICATi:S      OF     IMPROVKMEST.  J.  M. B.  MINERAL. CLAIM.  Situate in tiik Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenav Distkict. Where Located���������Toad Mountain,  rp AKE XOTICE that I. Henry E. Croasdaile,  1 as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miner's ccrlincate No. C1073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of impro.o-  ments, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverseclainis  must be sent to the Gold   Commissioner and  aetioncommenced before t.he issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  - Dated this 2nd day of October. 1S95.  (216���������23,11. 5)        HENRY E. CROASDAILE  READY TO WEAR  CLOTHING.  A Large Consignment  of t_te Finest Serge and Tweed  Suits in the Market Just Passed Into Stock-  Novelties in Neckwear.  THE LATEStIdEASIN F00TWEAB.  AN  "UP-TO-DATE" STOCK OF  DRY GOODS.  Watches, Clocks and Jewelry N     T    r������ a p y * ������n  ~ piTtf l?p   Q-TO FFT'  -OiD.BKPAIKKnOKKKIMXUKU. ii. 1.       UiiJ-lLAlN JJ, _DAJ.iJ-_.-_l      IO 1 liHliJ 1 .  SATISFACTION    GUARANTEED.    I  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT AT j  the next session of thc Parliament of  Canada application will be made by the Nelson  and Fort Sheppard Railway Company for an  Act authorizing the said Company to construct,  equip, work and maintain a telegraph line and  telephone lines along the whole length of its  railway and branches, and to establish oilices  for the transmission of messages for Ihe public  and collect, tolls for so doing and generally do a  commercial business as a telegraph or telephone Company and for the purposes of erect  ing and working such telegraph and telephone  lines thc Company may enter into a contract,  with auy other Company or miy lease any of  the Company's lines or any portions thereof.  BODW.ELL & IRVING,  Victoria, B.C..  Solicitors for Applicants.  Victoria, B. C, Nov. 18th, 1895. (210)  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that appli  cation will be made to the Legislative  Assembly of ihe Province of British Columbia  at its next Session for an Act to incorporate a  Company tor the purpose of constructing,  operating and working deep tunnels, drifts or  shafts, for the purpose of exploring, for, discovering, working, getting, acquiring and  acquiring and recovering minerals situate in  blind veins, ledges or lodes in the Districts of  East, and West Kootenay, Yale and Cariboo, in  the Province of British Columbia, and for entering upon nnd acquiring lands for such purposes and for collecting toils for the use of such  tunnels or workings by other persons or companies engaged in mining and for acquiring  such water powers or privileges as may bn  necessary or convenient therefor, together with  such other powers or 'privileges, rights or  incidents as may be necessary for or incidental  or conducive to the attainment of the foregoing objects or any of them.  A. E. HUMPHREYS,  Applicant.  (2U5)  1^ OTICE is hereby given that application  _3i will be made to the Legislative Assembly  of thc Province of British Columbia at its next  sitting for an Act to amend "The -Vernon and  Nelson Telephone Company's Act, 1891," *-o as  to enable the company lo construct telephone  linos anywhere on the mainland of the province  and to amend the schedule to the said Act relating to the tarifr or charges of thc said  Company.  WILSON & CAMPBELL,  Solicitors for the Company.  Vancouver, Dec. 10, 189,'). (255)  NOTICE is hereby given, tlmt application  ��������� will be made tothe Legislative Assembly  of the Province of British Columbia, at its  next Session by the Lillooet,. Fraser River and  Cariboo Gold Fields, Limited, a Company incorporated in England under the Companies  Actl8f!2lol890 (Imperial), on thc 2oth day of  April, 1895, for an Act continuing, and conferring upon it, the powers of the said Company as the same appears in the memorandum  and articles of association deposited in England  with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies,  and giving the said Company power to acquire,  by location or otherwise, and to hold in its own  name, any number of Mineral Claims, whether  situate on the same vein," or elsewhere, and to  apply for and obtain mining leases, of any area  in extent, or to purchase or to otherwise acquire  the same, and t o consolidate any of such leases  or mineral claims, and hold any water rights  that may be hereafter acquired, as appurtenant  to the whole, or any part of the applicants'  property so to bo acquired; nnd to do all such  things as are incidental or conductive tothe  attainment of the above objects, or any of  them.  ������������������Dalcd-at-Tlclorla���������Br C.-this-2Jtli-day-ot-  Novcmber, A. D. 1895.  McPlIII.l.Il'S, AV'OOTTON & BAIfNAlli),  . (252) Solicitors for the Applicants.  TURNER. BEETON & CG J  ���������j vlif/  Wholesale Merchants, Shippers     p  and Importers,       ��������� ���������   ���������   m  ||    Victoria, B. C, and London, Eng.    f������  1 KOOTENAY BRANCH, NELSON, B.C. |  I   LIQUORS and DRY GOODS.  If SOLE AGENTS IN B. C |f  I FOR BROWN'S *4=-CR0WN SCOTCH |  RIESTERER'S  Notice oi Application for Iiiijuor License.  I  hereby give notice tliat  thirty days from  this dato I intend to apply tothe Stipendiary  Magistrate for a license to sell Honor by retail  at my hotel, known as lhe Home Restaurant.  .IOK STURGEON. '  Jan. 4, 1S90. (2fi7)  Notice of Application for Liquor License.'  I hereby give notice that thirty days after  this da el intend to make application for a  license to sell wines and liquors by retail at my  hotel, to-be known, as thc Royal Hotel, on  Stanley Street.  L. G. CURRY,  Nelson. Nov, 30,' ISO.'). (211, :>0, 11. 5)  BREWERY  MILL STREET.  NELSON, B. C.  Is now able to supply _the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Botile  B E E R^riz  Draught Beer a. 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer e.t $10 per Parrel.  UKIIKKH VA& UK Min1 AV IIH-II'K'M IS .III.111. TJ     'DTT'QrPrPT*T3     Pvrw*.'  .11.111. oKoi't.* ruom-Tiv _t.Tr.Mi������M������ to.        II. Ill__ioI_jXllJXl, xlOp.  WAGONS and  -*-  Notice of Application for Orowu  Grant, j  MIAMI. Notice Pint A.S. l-unvell, as Agent ���������  J. for... M. Wharton and Olivei Bordim has  tiled theiiceessaryiinpers.il nd made application ,  for-a Crown Grant in favour of the Mineral,  Claim" Hiiiiic.stiike,"siluiitcd in tho Trail Creek '  Mining Division of West, i.ootenay District.       i  Adverse Claimants, if any. must Hie their objections within sixly days from the date of this  publication iu the Hritisli Columbia Gazette.     \  N. KITZSTUHHS, |  ' Gov't Agent, i  Nelson, B. C. Nov. 13. 1895. (237-I-. 11,5)     I  BEST CANADIAN MAKES/  For   Ore, Lumber and General Purposed  WEITE   FOR   PBICE   LIST   TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO.,  KAMLOOPS,   B.  O.  i PARTIES CAN ALSO APPLY TO  A. B. GRAY, NELSON, KOOTENAY AGENT,  Ld.  .112  . Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKK Notice that T. .1. Lcndrum.j as  J. Agent for Alfred W. McCune, has  filed the neco-isary papers and made application for a Crown Grantin favour of thc mineral  claim "Perhaps," situated in" the Ainsworth  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimant-, if any, must iile their objections with me within 00 days from the date  of this publication in the" British Columbia  Gazette.  .  - N. FITZSTUBBS,    .  Govtrniiient. Agent.  Dated Nelson U. C. Nov: 8, 1895.  (230-9,11,5)  ALBION IRON WORKS Co, LIMITED  _EJSTG:I3SrEE!_RS.-  IRON I'OUNDEU!-,. BOILLK :\IAKJ-KS .*       ���������      .* *  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES.   BOILERS.   ETC.,  FISH  CANNING    AND   MINING  MACHINERY, HlDl.AULIC GIANTS,'���������_  PIPES  AND SINKING   PUMPS FOR   MINES  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.   : L renCJl   itangeS,    btOVeS,   bTateS, JlltC.  rpAK.E Notice that Kdinond Haney has liled  A. the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Gram in favour of the mineral  claim "City of Spokane" situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Divit-ion of the District of "West  Kootenay. -���������  Adverse claimants, if any, must  Iile their  objections with me within 00 days from thc  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette. ...    . '  N. FIT/STL BBS,  Government A^cnt.  Dated Nelson. Oct. 28, 1895. [234-2,11.5]  SOI.K  ACKVTS FOB IIEXKV   It.   WOUTHIM'TIIVS   STlaJI    IMMI'!"   .4X11  l.\<;KKM������l.|_..  KOtK l������KIM'   t'O.'S STEAM   ROCK   l������KII_I.S.  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store. Street,  P. 0. DKAWEK 12    -    VICTOKIA, B. C.  (20.)_  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  rpAKE NOTICK that A. S. Farwell. as agent  JL for George Ilarman and Wilbur A.  Hendryx, has liled the necessary papers and  made application for a Crown Giant in favour  of the mineral claim "Henry." in the Hendryx  -���������amp in. thc Ainsworth Mining Division of  'A'est Kootenay District.  ' Adver.������c claimant'-(if any) must tile their objections within 00 days from the date  of the first appearance of this i-otice in the  British Columbia Gazette.  X FITZSTUBBS.  Government Aicent.  Nelson, B. C. Nov. 19, 1885.      (241. 23-11-5,)  VICTORIA  SMITH ^���������0.  Biscuit Maii'afacfurers.  FOB   PEICE   LIST,  (*���������  B. C.  (2.12) THE MINER, SATURDAY, NELSON, B. C, JANUARY 4, .1896.  ACETYLENE.  The newly discovered illuminant,  acetylene gas, seems, to judge from its  reception by what may be di*seribed as  . the old-line gas companies, to be in a  fait- way to make* money for the holders  of stock in the parent companies.  The anxiety of thi* coal and so-called  water-g-iscompanies tosecuretbe right  to iise acetylene, either as an enricher  or otherwise, is to judge fiom daily  paper and other reports, almost unequalled since the furore respecting the  Bell Telephone slim .->. To learn ol' the  claims made for acetylene is almost  enough to.stimulate incredulity, but t.o  witness an exhibition of the new illu-  miiiAiit in the presence of and in competition with ordinary illuminating  gas and the incandescent electiic light  goes far to make plain the intensity of  the desire of lhe old gas companies to  protect themselves by possessing the  right to use acetylene.  It is stated that a mineral precipitate  which resulted fiom an attempt lo  produce aluminium by electrolysis,  thrown aside as waste, was the accidental basis of the discovery of acetylene gas. Some one threw water on a  pile of refuse when chemical action was  observed, gas being given off, which,  being accidently ignaied, burned with  an intensely brilliant white light.  Subsequent experiment determined  that the mineral was of such proportions of carbon and calcium that when  coming in contact with water deposited  its calcium and gave oil a gas extraordinarily rich in carbon, one which  when ignited coincided on the solar  spectrum with sunlight. From this it  has been called aititical sunlight. One  flame of acetylene gas about the size of  *a twenty-five cent piece, burning three-  quaiters of a foot an hour,* paled a jet  of New York Consolidated Gas Company gas burning 5. feet an hour so  that the latter looked blue and dull  red; on turning the acetylene light out  the room by coutrast appeared almost  dark.  A unique feature of the plan for  utilizing the new light is found in the  scheme to distribute it liquified iu  cylinders, as carbonic gas is furnished  to soda water fountains, one. perhaps  four feet high and eight inches- in  diameter, it is said, containing enough  to supply "an ordinary-sized house for  two months." It is evident that small  and widely distributed jets of acetylene  gas will have tr> be employed for household illumination, and these will have  to be protected with opaque shades.  In one test recently three jets, each  using three-quarters of a foot of acetylene gas an hour, rendered dull and red  two twenty-five-candle power and one  one-hundred-candle   power   incandes-  . cent electric and two 5J foot an hour  ordinary gas lights displayed in competition in a room about fifteen feet  square.���������Bradst reets.  SMBI/TING  BY'MATTE PROCESS.  --mmm.  The extraction of tannin from palmetto leaves has now become a practical industry, and it is claimed that leather  tanned with this product cau be moro  economically produced than that which  is treated with oak or hemlock bark,  while the residue forms a valuable paper stock, which is also utilized. In tho  process of extraction the leaves and  stems are separated, the stems are  .crushed flat through rollers, while the  leaves are finely .shredded. This material  is theu planed in a largo wooden, tank  and covered with water, the muss is  brought to tho boiling point, but doc allowed to boil violently, being kept neur  but below tho boiling point for 48  hours, the liquid being then ready for  tho tannery. After the tauuin has beeu  extracted tho palmetto is steamed in.a  chemical solution, which removes the  silicate contained in tho palmetto and  changes the glossy shield to a gummy  mass, which can be removed without  injury to the fiber, but. iu making imitation horsehair this gummy mass is allowed to dry, as it adds to the elasticity  of the fiber. There are several combiua  tions in which tho production of tauuin  aud fiber is said to be practicable aud  advantageous, so that tanneries situated  in the vicinity of paper mills can grind  tho palmetto iu tlie same miumor as  bark, and tho residue, after bleaching,  is iu proper shape for the paper mill.���������  New -Toi'*7" ���������****._���������_.  A Ten Inch Vermiform Appendix.  The vermiform appendix, or cul de  sac, the death trap attached to the large  intestines iu the human aud allied species, and which of late has received  much attention, has beeu believed by  some to be an organ just developing. It  has even been argued that the babies of  three or four centuries hence will all  have to be operated on for the purpose  of removing that useless appendage. Recent developments, however, iu dissecting a gorilla, proved that the animal's  appendix veraiiformis was 10 inches in  length, whereas iu the human beiug it  seldom exceeds 8 inches. From this  it is argued that the appendix is really  breeding out, aud that the future man,  instead of having that organ developed  to the size of a ten pound sugar sack,  will really have none at all.���������St. Louis  Republic.   MINIM;. A������BY_S.  M;I. M. E.  _I. I. M. & M.  R.C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  m\l\. KSUI-EER,  M..TA*LMi!M'IST  AS|������  ASS.lt Kit,  638 GRANVILLE ST,.  Under the head of "Matte Smelting"  the Engineering and Miuing Journal  ���������ays: "This branch of metallurgy has  received more attention iu tLe past few  years than perhaps any other, and naturally so, as it had been more or less  neglected. Direct matting for the collection of the precious metals had not  been carried out to auy very great extent  and indirect matting in connection with  lead smelting was simply looked upon  ns a nuisance to be got rid of in the  shortest and simplest manner, frequently  being bandied very crudely and iu many  oases much of the matte being actually  left on the dump.  The greater or less success^of pyritic  ���������melting, as carried out by several of our  metallurgists at various establishments,  has caused a considerable addition to the  literature of the subject recently. In the  last edition of Dr. Peter's work there is  some very valuable information, furnished by specialists on the subject, and we  now have another original work which  may be said to be ou. new lines entirely.  Matting heretofore has been written of in  connectiou /with copper smelting n_d  Bilver-lead smelting. Herbert Lang now  places before us the really first attempt  at systematic treatment of tbe subject,  and sets forth fairly the virtual unity of  matting methods; the recognition of aud  relation to tbe various branches, viz.,  reverberatory, pyritic and the German  system of matting.  The progress made recently in this  direction has been going ou steadily.  Many of our most pructical metallurgists  have applied themselves to the subject. [  !" and mining propositions are now being  considered ev.*ry day from this point ot  view, which would have been perfectly  impracticable and out of the field of possibility under auy other conditions.  It is not too much to say that_ the  development of this class o[ smelting is  of such benefit to the mining industry  that every encourugemeut ought to lie  given to it by miners themselves, nnd  that any enterprising mnn who establishes  a matte smelter iu a district, in which  the miners will agree to Rupply 'sufficient  quantities of suitable ore is as great a  benefactor to the country as the army of  hardy pioneers who have cultivated the  entire western country and who have  turned the comparatively barren prairie  into fertile corn fields".  .iTuuoleH on a Tenement Street.  improvidence works sad havoc witf'  the family -xchequer, and the havon  cruelly enough, is as great whon caused  by" inculpable ignorance as by wanton  ' extravagance. "Wasteful cooking, buying on installments, mortgaging furni- i  ture at exorbitant rates and other equally disastrous practices are far too con<  mom When John Gorman of No. 40  died, his wife 'received- a .������-100 death  benefit. She indulged in the luxury of a  ' fllO funeral and within a year was in  ���������want.  Overproduction of children is another  gourco of trouble. Whether tho children  live or whether they, (lie, they are about  " equally expensive. * Thu moro desporate  the family cir-umsr'.uicea thc fastfir thc-  childreu come. Ami yet nature seems t.  smile on this form of improvidence in'  tbe long ruu. Children aro trnnsfrrmed  to breadwinners by time. Thu** tt*-* family, dragged down at first by its surplus  of children, is often exalted by this very  thing at the end. Comfortable old age  'comes quite as often to the heads of tho  large families as to the childless cou-.  pies,-since the latter have no breadwin  - ners to call on when they themselve.  ������ease to win bread.���������Forum.  ���������v^_A.jsrooT_rv_3_=.  !*!_  33- C.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IX-UIIAN-E mul ��������� ��������� ���������  CWMHISMOS AVEST.  VICTORIA ST.,  214  NELSON. B. C.  W.PELLEWHARm.F.C.S.  [Mcmb. N. Kng. Inst., M. & M. E.]  ,"VJ&._-TCOT_TV_3_=--    33.   C-  AniHj-1, Mill Tests ami .-iiul.vse*..  Sample*- trentc.l from  I  IHMIIIll   lO   I lull ill W-lKllt.  Fer particulars apply t o J_. A. POW YS St. CO.,  Local AKents. who will receive samples   (182)  W. F. McCUULOCH,  (late Assayer lu Provincial I'overiinKiil-)  ASSAT   OFFICE.  NELSON  B.C.  1193)  E. A. POWYS & eo.  asr-aLsoisr, b. c.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,-  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  ,.   .      , and Mining Machinery Agents.  AKegister kept with full purticularsot Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.  mahon, McFarland. &  MAHON,  L'D.  IIUOKI'KS.  Mining and Sharebrokers  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in  Mining and Industrial Stocks   and' Share  KK.IL    ���������'STATE    A.M*    LOANS.  i:ftWMi'"!f'f''.<  1  NOTICE.  In llie Comity Court of ICootemiy,  Holden at  nt the Hast Crossing of Uie Columbia Kiver.  In the Miattei-'of .lolm 1). McMillan, D.ecnsud,  and in  the mat lev of the Ollicial Admin-  tralor's Act;   dated    the    2-iid    Day    of  .    October. A. 1). 1KUI.  l_pon rcudinj,' I lie .illiiliivil.- of Itobnrl- McDonald. .Inliii 1". Moon: and John Jld'hee.  it is ordered Unit James hVi'Kiison Armstroii-,',  Ollleiitl Ailiiiini**lnilor for llie County Court,  District of ICoolenay, shall bo Adinliii-tralor  of all and singular iho hoimK chattels and  credits of.Joiinl) .McMillan. Deceased, '  And that this order be published for sixty  days in the Nelson MiNl'ii newsi nper.  (Signed)      WM. WA1ID Sl*lNlvS,  . j.  The creditors of John 1). McMillan, late of  Kaslo city, in lhe District of Kootenay. KYee  Miner. Deceased, arc required within sixty  days of this date to forwm-d by registered letter adtlressi'd lo James Ferguson Armstrong,  Ollicial Administrator. Donald, l>. C. full particulars of i heir claims and the securities (if  any) held bv tliein. After the expiration of the  said sixty days the said :'dministralor will  proceed with the distribution of ihcsaid estate,  having regmdto those claims only ol" which he  shall iiave hud notice.  Dated at Donald, 13. C, this 2nd day of  November, lSt'o.  .I. F. ARMSTRONG.  (212,2:1,11,5) Ofllcial Administrator.  GOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,  KARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  AND OPTICAL GOODS.  THE BEST OF EVERY LINE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  smmrmwiitwmmtmmmimmmfimwm  1 Watch this  Space for  ^  3  NOTICE.  Legislative   A ssembly.  PRIVAVE BILLS.  n  Thc time limited by tlie Rules of lhe House  for receiving petitions   for  Private Hills will  expire on the Gth day of February, 1800.  Hills must be presented un or before the 13th  day of February, 18M.  Reports from the Standing Committee on  Private Bills will not be received after the 20th  day of Fooriinry, 18IMI.  If any of the Rules above referred lo are suspended, the Promoters of all Private Hills taking the benefit of such suspension of said Rules  will be required to pay double fees.  Dated this JOtli day of December, 18i);"i.  THORNTON'  l-'l-'LD.  (2li0) Clerk Legislative Assembly.  [L. S.3  E. niSWDN'KY,  CANADA,  PROVINCE OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA.  VICTORIA, by the Grace of God. ofthe United  Kingdom ot Great, Britain and Irclnnd,  QuiiHN, Defender of lho Faith, etc., ole.  To Our faithful the members elected to servo  in the Legislative Assembly of Our Province of British Columbia at Our City of  Victoria���������(Juki*. iN's.  ���������    A   PROCLAMATION.  D. M. Ki.ki-ts, 1  \\* II1-RBAS   Wc are  Attorney-General./ *������ desirous and resolved as soon ns may he, to meet, Our people  of Our Province of British Columbia, and to  have their advice in Our Legislature :  NOW KNOW YK. that for divers causes  und considerations, und taking into consideration lhe ease and convenience of our loving  subjects, We have thongnt ill, by and with the  ad-vice���������of-O.U!__l,'.**ef:ul.ivc_ ___ottiicil _ _f _______  Province of British Columbia, to hereby convoke, and hy. I hose present,.-* enjoin you. and  each of you, that on Thursday, the Twenty-  third day of the month of January, one  thousand eight hundred and ninely-six, you  meet Us in Our said Legislator.- or Parliament,  of Our said Province, at Our Cily of A'ictoria,  KOR THU DISPATCH OK HUSIN'KSS, lo  treat, do, acl, and conclude upon those things  vhic.h in our Legislature of the Province of  Hritisli Columbia by tlie Common Council of  Our said Province may, by  the favour of God,  iordained  Testimony Whk.iif.oi-, we have caused  these Our Letters to bo made Patent, and  thc Great Seal of the said Province to be  hereunto aflixed: Witnkss. the Honourable Kimiah l)i:\vi)Ni;y, Lieutonani-  Governor of Our said Province of British  Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in Our  said Province,* I his llfib dayof December,  in the year of Our Lord one thousand  eight, hundred and ninety-live, and in the  llfly-niiilh year of Our Reign.  By Command,  JAMES RAKER, *  Pro vincial Secretary  Mahon, McFarland &  Mahon, Ld.  VANCOUVER.  (Hi*)  OHAELES S. RASHDALL  Mining Broker.  Conveyances.       Deeds,      and  Mining  Abstracts.  Complete lists of existingMining location.  . NEW DENVER. B. C  Notice of Application for Liquor License.  The under, igncd give notice that llicj* intend  applying to the Htiiiendiary  Magistrate of lhe  Distrii-l of West- Kootenay for u retail liquor  license for their hotel in Amnion.  J. W. SWITZER.  C. li. M-GLL'-KY.  Sandon, Dec. 9, 1895, (251)  | Nelson Drug Store |  1     Advertisement    |  I Next Week. |  247    -3  ^iUiUii4iUiUiUlUl^iUiUiiiiU.UiUiUiUiUiUiUlUiUiiUUiU^;  yi'myum  ���������.win*-������,-_"."r"������r������ v ������������������"  GILKER $ WELLS.  MOEE  XsTE^W   GOODS.  SUITS!  SEEGES,  CHEVOITS,  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  Si-PIEOIIA-X.  TO THE TBADH.  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our own  brands���������"La Progression" and ''L'ride of the West"���������are  splendid value.    Call and Inspect.  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  SPECIAL FOB  3QDAYS^-   SUITS, TWEED, f ROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35,00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - _i_^_  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  usuiL^iirairSSr^ERCOATO in  PRGP0im0Nr=���������= ==^=^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  CO-?. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. w  (MADIAS PACIFIC RAILWAY  ^.ISTXD   SOO   PACIFIC   n=-0"0"T__3.  c  OLUMBtA ;#>,������������������"  KOOTENAI    *  STEAM   #������&':'&$  (LIMITED) ','' !*'��������� ",���������'."  TIME CARD No. 8.   ,.  lu Effect Mou-lay, Nov. i|, iiitS..  KKVKLSTOKK  Kill IE-gimme. ������*'N ������l_k������������_>*  Leaves Wigwam for" Nakusp and Robson  Monday**1 and Thursdays at 7 p. ni:  heaves Hobson for Nakusp, Wigwam aiid  Canadian Pacilic Hailway points on Tuesday.*  and Fridays at 6 p. in.  Connection is iiiuilo nt Robson with C. Si ii  Ky. for Nelson nnd with Str. '"Lytton" for  Trail Creek and Northport.  TKAIL CBKKI.*KOIIIM������K   BOIiTK,  Sle-Micr "I. Hon."  Leaves Trail Creek for Robson on Tuwidayu'  and Fridays at 10 n. m.  heaves Robson for Trail Creek on Tuesdays  nnd Fridays nt . p. in., connects nt Robson  Willi fair. "Nakusp'' for Naku-p und Kevelstoke and with C. & K. Ky. for Nelson and  uikc points.  KMKTIII'OKT-TKAII, CKEKK KOtlTK  Slrnni. r   "LyMwa.--  Leaves Trail Creek for Northport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  at-in. in. '  Leaves Northnort for Trail Creek Mondays,  Wednesdays, Thursday- and Saturdays at 1  p in.  Connects at Northport with S. F. & N*. Ry  forSpokunc.  NKL-0.>.|iA_I.O lt01!TE.-"gtr KelnaM.*-  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Sundays nt  * p. in.. Tuesdays at 5.30 p.. m.. Wednesdays a<*. 2.30 p. m., .Thuwdays at- 5.30  p. ra.. * ridnys at 5.:*0 p. in.. Saturdays nt 5.30 p  in. Connecting on Tuesdays; .Thursdays and  Saturdays with N. & F. S. Ky. at Five Mil"  Point for Kaslo and Lake points.  Lcavex Kaslo for Nelson, Sundays at 8  P. m.. Mondays at 3 a. in., Wedn������s-  ilays at. 3 n. 'in.. Thursdays at 8 n. m..  r ndays nt 3 n. in., Saturdays at 8 a ni.  Connectini? on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Five Mile I'oint with N. & F. S. Ry  for Spokane. *  Connects with Columbia & Kootenny  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  Tho rteht is reserved to change this schedule  at. any time without notice.  office N-cfcOT ^alt''', ������tC" ������*Pply Ut ColnPa,1J''8  T. Ai.uk. J. W. Tkoitp.  -iT.ret._ry. Mnniupn-  NORTHERN  IN     PACIFIC R. R.  R  I  N  &  Pullman  *���������  Elegant  Sleeping Cdrs,  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  /ST.JHVI,  *|!������N|!APOM������  MIlliTH .  rAWO     ,  ������IMS|������   fWKIt.  CROAKHTOW  wi_niire������  r;i.r.NA ami  BUTTE  THROUGH  TLQKJETS  TO  -TO-  cmcA������o  WASHIX<iTO������  i>nii-Ai>Ei.i-Hi-.  NEH TWRK  liOSTOM aWair  folnls East,  Went and Mon^b.  Mt  WHOLESOME  12   Ouuce  Lin.  fei-U  loi   25   Cents.  -  I-irncsI  IKiikiikI   in iauiula.  (243)  ���������luimist aifl Qiickest    to  Pacilic Coast ml Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  Greatest Variety of Routes, Bail ai Steamers.  Leaves   Nelson   Tii-sclavs and   Fiiiliiys?   At   11.30   o'clock,    making   close  connections with Transcontinental trains at Kevelstoke.  .Before buying ticket elsewhere see.or write nearest agent.  I   HAMILTON,.   '   H. E. "MACDONELL, GEO. "Mel.. KJ.CWVN.  As.i������iit. N-'lRnn.        Tr.iv. Fret, and Pas    Aft!., Nelson.       l������ui. I'.i^s. Airt. Vancnnvpr  FOE-  ~"     ���������  SCHLITZ MILWAUKEE  and VICTORIA LAGER BEER  "Go to the  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  Tor information, time cards, maps and tickets  call on or write  H. G. STIMMEL,  Tr I'. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  F. D. GIBBS,     -  - General Agent, Spokane, Wash  or  A. D. CHARLTON,  Asst. Cent. Pass:-Agent, Portland. Oregon  Bsi  dOrl-H'"  WEST  Tlie Surveyor's Chain Made it  IHE SHORTEST  Tianscoiitineiital Route.  ���������I Is the Most Mo'lrrn In Kqalpinval.  It It lhe HenvlvHl Unllrd Mae.  It hi-.i ii K-M-k-IInllnftl Itoiulbed..  It t'rosHesNoHanfl HcsertK.  II triiH Itullt -Vllboat Lautl tiraaf ������r  Vnvcrnni.nt Alii.  It Is.N'olcil rorlhet'oiirtesyoritiiEaiployra  It is the Only Line _ervln: Meal*on the  a In t'arl. I'lan.  Through the  In America by  Daylight.  Attractive Tours during Season of  Navigation on Gr^sit Lakes via Duluth  in connection with Magnificent Passenger Steamers Northwest and Northland. ��������� .  For maps, tickets and complete information cal! on or address K. & S.  Ry., N. & F. S. . Ry��������� C. K. S. N. Co...  Agents, or  ���������. G. DIXO.*Y, Cf-ncral Agent.  Spokane, Waxh*  F.I.  WHITNEY, H, f. ������ T. A.,  M. rani, JUan.  ���������:*������  ...������'


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