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The Miner Nov 16, 1895

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 THE MINES IN KOOTENAY AKE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  AMERICA.  {*?m^mry."  THE 0EE8 ABE HIGH-GRADE  N  GOLD, SILVEB, COPPER '  AND LEAD.  Whole Number 274.  Nelson,  British Columbia, SaUVrday, Novemher 16,   1895.  Price Five Cents.  b  ix*  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW YOltlv.  Nov.���������  11  12           13  It  l.r)  Sll.Vl-K..  ..Wi  .. .07ii ....671 ������������������  .<>"..  .  ..������!_!  Li: ad...  ..310 .  ..310 310    .  310 .  ..310  SlIiVKIt,  Silver continues tlrinand the demand is sufficient to absorb eiirrent produetion. Some interest is shown in the probable net ion of the  Japanese government, to which the lirst installment of the Chinese war indemnity bas  just been delivered. The exact method in which  it, mav effect the silver market does not,  ever, yetappcar,���������Uradstreet's:  how-  OKB SHIPMENTS.  TONS  VIA    NOIITHPOKT.  Cliff to Kverett ���������'  1!)  ' Cliff to Taconm  .,',.  Josie to Great Falls  'J;>4  L_ Hoi to Mont Ore Purch. Co  110  "War .tingle to Helena  6J  VIA   WAS ETA  LcRoi  iK  War Kaslo  ���������- V  Iron  Horse  Ajj  Evening Star   VIA  KASLO.  Slocan Star to Tacoma      '"'J   Smelter, Mont ��������� ^'  Total    8*5  Total SMI-nielli** Since Juim*, 1S93.  TONS  ���������*]_H  Nelson    ij-M*  Ainsworth. ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������; ,-, 075  Trail Creek (gold ore) '���������'���������"i']>  Slocan via Nakusp  *���������'������������  Slocan via Kaslo... .--J,  Blue Bell to TUot Bay 'YYlYY���������  Total ' :������'���������--  BUMjIOS SHU'MKNTS.  Already reported since June. 1S95,..  Nov. 9-Pilot Bay to Aurora, 111   12-  11-  Total..  KifiO  20  20  20  1720  MINING TJtANS.KRS.  KASLO.  November 2- .  Little M,H.ie-I) W McVicar to fc fahuw. L  Shaw, K Churchill a_d A K Shaw. ������l-  November ft���������  California-CS W Heller to F J Farley.^1, W*.  California-Emma Todd to h .1 lailtj, 1-1-.  lleederto J  and Granite���������Gay  Little _Maud  hCalifonifii' with aaother cUuin-Agreeiiient  bv&Helle?,' .1 Johnson unc Km ma Todd to F  jVar". and A W Crittenden foi��������� a^ease one  year with option ot purchase at . 10,000, pajaoio  in two years. ..  KOSSI.ANI'.  Novembers��������� ���������  Lillie Darling-A B ltailton to Cyprus Happy,  **Bu?ke-Jas Burke lo Marion Davis. J, SI.  MaVtodon-J D "Milllin to 11 M Goodhue. i..j0  Besseincr-A K Gallup to G J Goodhue. l-b. %1  !\TEWS OF THE CAMPS.  -\V II  November ti���������   ~  Wolverine No. 2 and Southern Cross-  Harris to David B I"o_lo, l-lb.%1.  Lobanon, Kberdeen,.  lied Cloud No 4,, Ctau-  water-Frank Carrabin , . ��������������� ���������������><���������**> *������>���������  November 7��������� -",,...  Young Queen-J J Blakely to S P Sh 1 w 5. .1  St nmls-Dan. English Lo -I V Brooks, J, !>1.  Excelsior No 2-.1 Kmpey to H P Toronto. ?1.  . Novembers��������� *  Iron Hill-David Bogle to WH Harris. t,.J2?l  Empress-Mike O'Neill to \\ 1 llwj. 1, W.  Cambridge-Alex Lynch to VV 11 llarii*-, i, .1.  Belcher No 1 and Ha-lcton-l* J Kelly to A It  Fingland, ������15.  November y���������  ,   St Pauls  E������������a-v,Bi- Guage and  -M_rgarot-Maek,-;i-Big-Chief, No_ 2__U_K__lfc:  Craney to J W Campion, SuaO.  November 11��������� .   ' .*-*'.  Little Chief No 1-Charlcs Barbour to L A  AB!JcSr.l*cWL Keller to J S ColU),,;FJw.^  Belcher No 1  and llazleton-A It iingland  l������G^'lioKaCnd Gre^-C M Cowper-Coles to Nils  Pc"m.ic-C C Wynne-Johnson to Nils Pear-  son, $1. --  November 12���������  > Charleston-Jus Johnston tp Gus Jackson. \,  'jS sic Fraction-C S Potts to W H Young,  $1,000: '���������    _  Maltcrs, Morrow, Horseshoe. Anaconda. G  M.   F U M "id S P-T H Morrow   to A G  "iSttie May-E Davis to J J.Morrlsey, ������25.  Da sy-1 Liltlebeo to J .) Moi-i'iscy.J2.-*.  Thomas-Thos Wilson to T D MeMnnon.i.? 1  Shdie-John Gloyn to Lizzie Boultbee, ������1  NEW   LOCATION'S,  KASLO.  November 2���������  Virginia Dare-Owen McElroy creek. *  Yosei"ite-G Howell, White Grouse Mt.  Gem���������James Black, same.  Independcnt-P McDonald, same.  Fletcher Jame���������Josiah _ letcher.  Gray Mare-D W King, near Blue Bell.  November 1���������  * Butte���������J Alartcll, Goat River.  Nellie-J Fitch, formerly Wannamaker.  Eagle Bird���������K Baum, Kaslo river.  NELSON.  Mr. Humphreys was iu town early in  the week but had to hurry off to Ross-  luud so that ho was not able lo visit the  Starlight as he wished. He is having  development work pushed ahead there,  and has got as many men rt work now  as can be employed.  The management of the Silver King  have decided to close down the mine until the 1st of Jnuuiiry. The ore bins nt  the mine are full and there are 8000 tons  of ore upon the dump. Tho tramway  has beguu to transfer some of this to the  lower bins, but until tha smelter is ready  and begins to draw upon these latter it  has been thought it is a useless expense  to make a further accumlation.  Notice of Application  for Li .nor License.  We hereby give notice that thirty days after  this date we intend to make application, for a  license to sell Wines and Liquors by retail at  our premises on Baker Street, Nelson.  THE HUDSON'S BAY CO. -  ' Nov. 10.1885. (239. 1G, U,o)  KOSSLAND.  (From our Special Correspondent.)  Tho Josie shares have been put on the  market at 15 cents.  Work has been stopped for the winter  on tbe Deerpark. There rue fifty feet of  ore on the bottom which unfortunately  does not assay.  Messrs. Campion and W. J. Johnston  of Vancouver are in town and are in  negotiation for the Homestake property  and it is reported have made a deal.  The Crown Point is once more in full  swing, having gone through the obstructing porphyry dyke and struck a fine body  of ore on tlie other side of even superior  size and quality to the former one.  o .  Tho line weather we have been enjoying  has at last come to an end, and there are  now three inches of snow on the streets  and mine owners in the outlying hills  are hastening to get, in their winter  provisions before the snow gets too deep.  The shooting affray at the International  Hotel, causad uo little excitement, owing  uo doubt to the fact that Rossland "has  not previously experienced a similar  affair also because several bystanders  had a narrow escape, the bullet grazing  the throat of one man standing 20 feet  away and pass'.ug through the front  window about five feet from the ground.  Officers Hoosan and Gerow quickly captured the shooter whose committal for  trial is recorded iu another column.  The Ingersoll compressor plant which  has recently arrived for the Centre Star  mine, is being rapidly put iuto working  order and Mr. Durant expects to have  three air diills working by the end of the  tnoath. The-mine is iu first class condition for working, and will doubtless  make a good showing very soon. The  tunnel which is over 500 feet long is in  good ore for-one half its length and  proves one ore chute to be li7- feet in  length. Although the ore is low grade,  tlie quantity already exposed points to  die (Jeutrt*. Star being oue of the best  mines in the camp.  THE BAND CONCERT.  LOCAL   NEWS.  has  the  Mr.  yet  COURT-OF REVISION.  Wkst Kooten-ay District, Nelson Division*  A COURT OF REVISION AND APPEAL  under the "Assessment Act, 1S88. and  amendments, ivill be held at the Court House,  Nelson, on Thursday, the oth day of December.  1895, at 11 o'clock in the forenoon.  N.   FITZSTUBBS.  (240) Judge of the Court of Revision and Appeal  MIDWAY.  (Midway Advance.)  A good ledge of ore has been struck'  on The Scotia, a claim belonging to Mr.  VV. McMynu, and located in Deadwood  camp.  It is understood Mr. Austin Hammer  has bonded the half interest in the Copper camp, to Mr. "W. T. Smith for the  sum of $25,000.  Itis reported that Mr. Schofield  given a bond on hi3 M interest in  L'hoenix claim, Greenwood camp, to  VV: T. Smith, the consideration not  made public.  ���������A-bondouthe ^-interest of tbb-Phoenix  claim, Greenwood camp, has been given  to Mr. W. T. Smith by the owner, Mr.  Thos. Tigue, good to the 5th ot December. The consideration to be paid at  that time to be ������1,000.   .,  A working bond on the Anaconda for  a period of 10 months has beeu given to"  Mr. J. King and Captain liawlstou, by  Messrs. McDonald McMynn and Bielen--  berg. the owners. The Anaconda is a  copper proposition aud is.situated opposite Prior creek, a tributary of Boundary creek.'        " -  Mr. Susman. the C. P. li. mining engineer who has for the past week been  inspecting some of the Boundary Creek  camps, left on Friday for Peutictou aud  points north. Before leaving Mr. Susman expressed Irmself agreeably surprised at the immense bodies of ore to  be found here, aud stated that as a lesult  of his visit the C. P. It. would receive a  very different report of the resources of  the district to any formerly received by  them.  J. It. Toole, acting agent for Marcus  Daly, purchased from Duncan Mcintosh the now famous Winnipeg claim in  Wellington campffor the sum of 800,000,  says the Midway Advance. The terms of  purchase are���������SlOOO'dowii; S4000 as soon  as the' crown grant is obtained, which  will be as soon as the claim is surveyed  aud it cau be issued, and ������55,000 befo. e  the 15th-of July next. Between tL'e  present aud the 15th of July the purchasers "are given permission to carry on  development work at their own expense,  the proceeds from the ore shipped  (if any) to revert to the original owner.  The claim was located this summer by  Duncan, Mclutosh, and development  shows an ore body 1-5 feet wide assaying  from ������.-"0 to S-iO per ton.  Following fast upon the intelligence  that the Winnipeg had changed hands,  came the news that the whole of the  interest in the Snowshoe claim ahd "one  half interest in the Phoenix mineral  claim in Greenwood camp had been  bonded to Mr. W. T. Smith, acting-agent-  foi Messrs. Farrell and Midgeon, by the  owners, Messrs. Deuzler, Gibbs and Mc-'  Donald. The bond provides; that for the  sum of S_00 paid down, and a further  sum of S19,G00 to be paid ou or .before  the 5th day of December, the owners  covenant to deliver a"'sufficient title to  the purchaser of the properties. As there  "does not appear in the bond any   stipu-  A concert was held in the Fire Hall on  Tuesday last in aid of the funds of the  Nelson band. It was a great success,  tho hall being crowded to excess, and we  hope, therefore, that the receipts were  suflicieut to cover the amount of the  band's deficit.  There were two things noticeable on  Tuesday evening. One was that Nelson  is growing aud requires a larger hall for  entertainments of this kind. The other  thing wasthat Nelson now owns a perfectly complete, but very small string  orchestra, which made music ou Tuesday  evening of a quality not heard here before  and which we hope will be beard again  very often.  The following programme was performed :  Part I.  Selection "A.nioitia"..- : Wiegand  By Orchestra.  Duett, "Gentle Be Thy Slumbers".���������������������������'.   Mesdames Davy and Heathcote.  Solo,   with   violin   obligato   "Fiddle and  I."  Miss Itnodes  Comic Sony Hunt  Mr. George Wilson.  Solo "Memory" Homer Tourjee  Mrs. Goepel.  Selection  "The Kirmess" Grayle  By Orchestra.  Character Sketch   Mr. Adams.  Part II.  Overture "Lyre of Gold" A. Herman  By Orchestra.  Trio "Break, Break," .' Bishop  Mrs. Davys, Miss Rhodes, Mr. C. Hamber.  Comic Song Lloyd  Mr. George Wilson.  Solo, with  violin obligate   "Beauty's  Eyes,"  Miss Rhodes.  Selection "Muriella" Tito Lo Posa  By Orchestra.  Farce Wilson  Messrs. Wilson, Sproule and others.  "God Save the Qnccn."  Instrumentalists : Violin, Mr. F. B. Harper;  violoncello, Mr. Mclntyre; flute, Mr. A. Trc-  gillus: slide trombone, Mr. j. E. Turner; piano,  Mr. W. A; Jowett; cornet and piano, Mr. P.B.  C. Turner.  It will be noticed tbat Numbers 5 in  the first part and 2 and _ in the second  are missing. Unfortunately Mrs. Troup  and Mr. H. B. Perks were buth laid up  with bud colds and so were unable to take  any part at all. lt is quit, unnecessary  to say how much disappointment was  felt at missing tbe quartette "Come  Where the Lillies Bloom," in which both  were to take part with Mrs. Heathcote  and Mr. Jowett. Mrs. Troup was also to  sing Millard's "Trusting," and Mr. Perks  had chosen Mascagni's beautiful "Ave  Maria" from Cavaleria Rustioi'.na, which  .with the 'cello obliga to would have been*  a great.treat.  Miss Ehodes is a new singer to Nelson,  aud, as we predicted last week, jumped at  oueeiuto public favor. She has an exquis  ite mezzo-soprano voice, almost a contralto, which iu the tuneful songs she  chose showed itself to great advantage.  She was rapturously encored in both her  pieces aud responded at the first, but at  the' second was too tired to come out  again. Mrs. Heathcote, though not quite  new to Nelson, having sung in public  here some little time ago, is very welcome. She comes at any rate under a  new name and Nelson may congratulate  itself on having her as a permanent addition to its songstresses. Mesdames  Goepel and Davys ��������� are old favorities and  while "alwciys ready to welcome new  comers, NelsDD people are not made of  the stuff that forgets old friends. Mrs.  Goepel received a well merited encorce  for her "Memory." The three pieces  played by the orchestra were excellent.  Unfortunately���������as--Mr.--Perk's-song,-to  which Mr. Mclntyre was to play a 'cello  obligato, was omitted, we had uo opportunity of hearing this gentleman, who is  also a new comer, in solo. It is to be  hoped that the opportunity is not far  distant.  Some comic pieces .were interspersed  through the programme which were  amusing. The entertainment concluded  with a dance, which was very successful  and was kept up to a late hour. ;  THF LORD MAYOR'S BANQUET.  REDUCTION  OF TRAIL  ORES.  CREEK  Referring to the War Eaglo oro the  Salt Lake (Utah) Tribune of October 11  says : "For several days past a series of  interesting tests have been in progress  down at the Eagle foundry with the object in view ot ascertaining whether the  base ores of Trail Creek district, British  Columbia, can be ��������� treated on the ground  with a combination of the Crawford mill  aud a chemical solution. Kinsey Lauius,  of Spokane, has discovered a combination  of chemicals, which, in solution, he  believes, will save over 90 per cent, of all  the metals contained in the- base ores of  the district. Before the application of  the si lutiou is made, however, it is necessary to grind the ore to a fineness  'sufficient to send it through a 100-mesh  screen; and for this purpose a Crawford  mill that stood at t. the Eagle foundry  was brought into service. For the purposed giving the process "the hardest  possible test, a number of tons of ore of  the War Eagle miue in Trail Creek were  shipped to Salt Lake and are now being  pulverized aud treated with the solution.  It will be remembered that in spite of the  baseness of the ores, the War Eagle mine  has been paying dividends, the last one  aggregating 850,000. This, too, with an  average expense of $17 per ton for freight  and treatment, it being necessary to ship  the ore to Tacoma, Great Falls and other  smelting points. This expense would be  greatly reduced if a successful method of  treating the ore on the ground could be  discovered, aud the dividends of  company would of course be correspondingly increased. The ore that is being  treated is among the basest ever mined  in any country. It carries about 30 per  cent, of sulphureted  iron,  i to 11  per  Judge Spinks arrived last night.  The close seasou for all feathered game  except ducks and geese began yesterday.  Mr. J. A. Mara, M.P.. who has linen in  town for a few days, left yesterday for  Kamloops. ,,  J. C. Seaton of the Noble Five has"  gone to spend the wiuter at his Lome in  Teunesfee.  The C. & K. Co. have finally decided to build another boat at Nakusp  and the work will be begun at once.  The first car load of ore from Sandon  went out over the Kaslo line on Saturday  last, lt consisted of 10 tons from the  Ruth.  . The Montana Ore Purchasing Co.,  which is erecting the smelter >n Trail  will build a railway from there to  Rossland.  Mr. Hewitt Bostock has been in  Rossland. He was at Warn tu yesterday and will probably arrive in Nelson  this evening.  Mr. J. Mcintosh, of Kaslo, has been  permanently appointed as sub-collector of  customs, a position which he has actually  filled for some time.  The Itev. C.A. Procunier, of Kaslo, will  conduct the services in the new Methodist church tomorrow, having exchanged pulpits with Rev. G. Morden  for the day.  J. W. Tolson having sold his house  in Nelson has gone to spend the winter on Salt Spring Island where he  has purchased a, cottage. He left  yesterday morning.  Real estate is beginning to move in  Nelson. J. Johnson, of the Silver King  hotel, has bought the vacant lot next to  him for $1,300. George Woods has  bought J. Tolson's house and lot at the  corner of Stanley and Victoria Streets.  The cinnabar mines at Savonas are  now producing quicksilver and Messrs.  Thos. Dunn & Co., of Vancouver, have  been appointed agents for its sale. Placer  miners and others requiring it should  back up the mining business of the  province by buying British Columbia  quicksilver.  The certificates of 1,000 shares in the  Hall Mines, L'd, are missing and a reward of $20 is offered for their return to  J. Ehrlich. Though these certificates  are valueless except to the owners, whose  names they bear, their loss will cause a  great deal of inconvenience, hence the  reward. L  James Neelands has just completed a  set of- photographs of the Silver King  tramway for the California Wire Worki  Company. The work is excellently done  and some of the views are,very striking,  especially one from' where the wagon  road crosses the tramline. This view,  looking down hill, follows the nght of  way and includes Nelson, the lake and  the mountains beyond.  The annual report of the B. C. Board  of Trade is a valuable volume. It is  practically a year book of the province  and coutains a large quantity of that  statistical information which investors  want. There is a detailed account of the  recent trip of a deputation from the  Board to Kootenay, illustrated by a map  showing their route. The printing and  general get up are very good, the design  of the outside page being especially good  and likely to attract attention to the  book.  A complete and immediate revolution  of transportation methods, involving a  reduction of freight charges on grain  from the West to New York of from 50 to  60 per cent., is what is predicted in the  November Cosmopolitan. The plan  proposes"using lightand inexpensivecor--  rugated iron cylinders, hung on a slight  rail supported on poles from a cross arm,  the whole system involving an expense of  not more than fifteen hundred dollars a  mile for construction. The rolling stock  is equally simple aud comparatively inexpensive- Continuous lines of , cylinders, moving with no interval to speak of.  would carry more grain in a day than a  quadruple track railway. This would  constitute a sort of grain-pipe-line. The  Cosmopolitan also points out the probable abolition of street cars before the  coming horseless carriage, which can be  operated by a boy on asphalt pavements  at a total expense for labor, oil, and interest, of not more than one dollar a day.  LECTURES ON MINING MATTERS.  NEWS   OF   THE WORLD.  The following very liberal offer of Mr.  W. Pellew-Harvey. deserves  wide circulation : ;  To the Kdltorof the News-Advertiser:  Sin���������A request has been made by  many mining men, and others that I  should deliver a course of lectures this  winter on mining matters, such as the  detection ef-minerai iu ores', chemistry  and m-ftallurgy, and, perhaps, practical  assaying. I think "I could make arrange  ments in every way acceptable if those  who would join such courses would  signify their intention iu writing at once.  The" fee charges would not be excessive  and I would propose, after deducting  expenses, handing over the proceeds  to some charity, or .make it a nucleus of  a fund to be. devoted to the benefit of  disabled miners. Thanking you for  publishing this.   Yours truly,  W.  PEIiIiEW-HaBVBV.  Vancouver, Nov. 9, 1895.  CHUItCH NOTICES. "  Sunday, November 17, 1895.  Methodist Church,   Corner Silica  and Josephine  Streets.    Services at 11  ... ni. and 7.30 p.   ni.   The Rev. C. A  Siieeeli of the Mitri-ulH of Salisbury,' Prime'  Minister of Knuliiiitl-  The annual banquet given at the  Guild Hall by the Lord Mayor of London on the day of his inauguration has  for many years beeu reckoned us a suitable occasion for the Prime Minister of  England to make a speech explaining the  position of political affairs and tlie intention of Her Majesty's ministers in any  new direction. The date on which this  historic gathering takes place, 9th Nov.,  comes somewhere about midway between  the prorogation of the last session of  Parliament and the commencement of  the next. It is, therefore, specially suitable for the purpose.  In view of the rumors of war tbat have  lately been exciting Europe, and even  America, Lord Salisbury's speech at the  dinner on Saturday last wasawaited with  even more than the usual interest, and it  was*with great relief... that it was' fouud  to contain nothing of a belligerent order.  lt is significant of the littleness of the  Venezuelan and Alaskan questions in  Imperial politics that we do not hear  that they were even mentioned.  He began his speech by saying that  when he last spoke in London it was just  after the general elections at which the  electors had expressed their opinion on  the subject of home rule, aDd he spoke  tonight after a still more decisive expression of opinion concerning that  measure. The electorate had spoken in  terms which could not be mistaken, and  all could rest assured that no dismember-  shipof the empire would be countenanced The position of the members of the  House of Lords had also been  more exactly declined. Turning to  a discussion of the Armenian  question Lord Salisbury asserted that  the present government had added  nothing to tbe demands of the three  powers made in May, and which was accepted by the Sultan. These reforms, if  carried out, would give the Armenians  every safeguard that a nation could desire. "But will they be carried ont i he  Qskccl  "If."he continued, "the Sultan has not  himself determined to give them justice,  no constitution which can be devised will  give them this. I must confess that the  news from Constantinople indicates that  the Sultan is not inclined to carry out  these reforms. More than this I cannot  say at present, but in case the Sultan refuses we may point out to him the fact  that the powers titty years ago determin  ed, as a safeguard of the peace of Europe  that the integrity of the Ottoman empire should be preserved, and as far as J  know the powers are of tbe same opinion  still. All throughout these negotiations  I have been impressed with the profound  desire of tbe powers, and even of those  generally regarded as among the restless  powers, to act together with the common  aim, looking toward the peace of European d the world, and I am hopeful that thi.-  unanimity of action may iu time lessen  the heavy burdens of an armed peace  which now presses upon our industries.  The onlv passage in the Premier s dispassionate" remarks which can be construed into aggressiveness was hit  allusion to the far East, evidently referr-  \u" to the recent reports iu regard to  Russia. In this connection the Premiei  said: "We cau equal any proposal thai  may be made as regards war or commerce in that direction and we may look  with equanimity upon auy person who  thinks he-can exclude us=from-that.fertile.  region." "  SHOOTING IN ROSSLAND.  " (From Our Speeial Correspondent.)  Rosslaud. Wednesday. Nov. 13.���������At the*  Police Court, before Mr. W. M.Newton,  J.'P., John A. Langford wub charged  on the two counts, 1st for carrying concealed arms on Nov. 12th,.and the 2nd  for unlawfully shooting at Thomas  Thomas with intent to. kill. Langford,  who was Dot represented by council,  pleaded'not guilty.'     <,    -  James Longsley testified that the accused borrowed a large six chambered  Colts revolver from him about five  o'clock on the day of the occurrence, saying that he wanted it for hunting. On  witness returning to his cabiu about an  hour and a half later, he found the gun  hanging up in the cabin".  Joseph Schatt, bartender at the International Hotel, said'that he saw the accused with another man standing outside  the hotel about six o'clock, and that  Langford run into the saloon followed by  a man who was trying to kick him. The  accused turned, "round quickly aud hit  the man over the head with the gun, aud  said 'keep away' and then immediately  fired one shot at him. The witness  could not sav whether the man was hit,  because he at once bolted, but a man  named Carruthers complained that he  had been grazed by the bullet. The  accused then ran out by the back door  of the saloon, carrying the pistol. No  one attempted to stop him, as they were  -'prettv frtghtened.' The bullet went  through the front window into the street  about five feet from the ground, three  meu being close to the line of flight. In  reply to question put by the prisoner,'  the witness said that he saw the accused  point tlie revolver tit Thomas, and that  he'saw no weapon in Thomas' hand, bnt  he'saw him place his hand ou his hip.  "" '"     L. Carruthers said that he -  FOREIGN.  Lord Salisbury's speech at the Guild-  hull has stirred up lhe powers on the  Eastern question 11 rid a joint protectorate may be the result.  A resolution will be introduced at  the corning session of t*iiher the House  or the Senate e������t" the United States for  the annexation of Hawaii. The measure is said to have the support of the  President.  The Pacific cable scheme*, adve-cated  by several of the British colonies and  the Dominion of Canada, was discussed at a meeting of representatives of  Canada, Australia, New Zealand and  the South African colonies, at London,  Octeiber 29. "The* new instructions  sent by the colonies to their agents  general show that the colonies are- for  the most part willing-to bear their  share of the expense, and are anxious  that the matter should be pushed  actively."  It was stated in Phildelphia ship  ping circles this week that the operators of the Siberian Railroad, now in  course of construction from the Black  sea across to Vladivostock, had placed  a large order in Philadelphia for  locomotives, and that the British  whaleback steamship Turret Bell had  been chartered to land the first cargo  there in Decern her. The Siberian  Railroad when completed will be one  of the longest in existence; its tracks will  extend across 7,o(K.) miles of territory.  The construction of this road will have  the effect of opening up that part of  the country, and will render possible  at a comparatively small expense, the  shipment of materials and products  from the Pacific to the Black sea districts.���������Bradsl 1 eets.  HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE.  The following telegram is going .the  rounds of the American papers; The  Bank of Montreal in New York has received from Kootenay, British Columbia, the second largest block of gold  that has ever passed through the New  York assay office. It is in the form of  a sugar loaf, weighs 2435 ounces, and is  valued at $41,857.- The gold conies  from the Cariboo district. The bank  also received from the Horsefly mine  in the same section a gold brick weighing 1511 ounces, valued at $20,154. The  metal is virgin gold of a greenish tint,  similar to Australian gold. We have  every desire to advertise our own resources as much as possible, but we  cannot claim lo include the gold from  Cariboo as the product of Kootenay.  PROVINCIAL MINING NEWS.  (From our Exchanges.  The old Vermont creek mine, near  Golden, is once more shipping, Captain E. P. Armstrong of Golden, is responsible for this mine delivering 100  tons to the Tacoma smelter this" week.  The Illeeillewaet tamp, the pioneer  ore producer of the Province, is commencing once more to take its position  as of yore. The Lanark ana Maple  Leaf mines are being reopened for lead  und silver ore and other mines are be  ing worked for silver and copper,     i  The ore shipp.tl from the North Star  mine on the St. Mary's river, which is  owned by Mr. D. Mann, about 20 miles  from Fort Steele, in East Kootenay,  netted $27.50 a tein. The ore carries  about 00 ounces silver and '50 per cent  lead to lhe ton. The owners intend to  take"out"aTiU__Kip"5U00"to"n"s the~cb"ming"  winter.  The Swan Lake Mining Company,  owning a big ledge of gold quartz near  Vernon, are doing their development  in a straightforward way. They have  taken out already considerable quantities of milling stuff and have this week  shipped to Vancouver for a mill test,  20 sacks of ore. Miners are commencing to appreciate the advantage to be  attained by testing in such a practical  way. * "  The local representatives of British  capital are much pleased with the prospects of being able to. make sound  mining investments in this Province.  Mr. F. II. Clemes, who is," perhaps,-  one of the best experts ever engaged  in investigating mineral properties,  and who is acting for the Anglo-Pioneer Syndicate and the Central Exploration Syndicate, of London, is now  in Kootenay and will probably remain  in British Columbia for some months.  He has also a good opinion as to the'  future of niining in this country.  -Valuable deposits of copper tues  have been known to exist in East  Kootenay for a long time. The rise in  the price has created an interest sufficient to induce the miners to ship  some. It is understood that 40 tons of  55 per cent, ore will be. sent to England  in the course of a month or so and contracts made for the production of  much more in the future. The deposits referred to, situated at Spilli-  machene near Golden, are of unusual  richness, and are only" eejualled by  those of Jubilee Mountain in the same  locality.  Captain John Grant seems very well  pleased with the progress made at the  Maple Leaf, lllccillewuet, where he has  been superintending operations, and  has just let a contract for 200 feet of  tunnelling. A force of uien will be at  work throughout the winter on development work. No effort will be made  to ship ore until the proposed tramway  ire put in.    The cap-.  Walter L. Carruthers said that lie  was        r.   __. standing about 25 feet from the scene of I and cc'-neentrator  Procunier, of Kaslo, will conduct both I t],e SCuffle, and that a crowd obstructed j tain has visited the new  finds on the  services. j his view.*  He felt a  'stinging sensation'; north fork of the Illeeillewaet recently  Services at i at his throat  and found, loose  hairs on j and is  very  enthusiastic about them  Holy Com-! u*8 beard, and found that he.had been  ���������razed by the bullet.  .1 fir  by  lation as to the development to be done, j cent copper. 7 ounces silver, and from 830  or any other proviso, it may readily be ] to S40 in gold per ton. The combination  construed that the bond is really a bill of . will be recognized by metallurgists as a  sale, with an option of 30 days. j hard one to handle by chemical process."  Church ok  England,  the  11   a.   m. and 7.30 p.   in.     ,    ,  munion after morning service. | s-*^;l_ the ma*n fire(l at>  whose fore  Presbyterian Church.    Service-* j ke;uj w.,s Kraze(j by the ball, did not  at 11 a. in. und 7 p. m.   Sunday School 1 appear jn court.  (Union) at 2.:*������.-Prayer meeting lhurs-j    The accused reserved his defence, and  day evening at S   p. in. j was committed to the next Assize Court  Catholic  Church.    Services first I on both charges. "  and -econd Sundays  of the  month at      The witnesses  were bound in  a -.200  Nelson. Mass at 10.30. Vespers at 7.30. ��������� bond to appear when called upon.  speaking in the highest terms not only  of the mineral but also of the lay of  the country which is comparatively  level. Over 20<) pounds of samples  Iiave been forwarded -to Vancouver  for a mill test. ..The assays received  heretofore from these finds gave $5.50  in gold und over- 100 ounces in silver  pelr ton. desides which there is every  indication of very large ore bodies.  I.  I : THE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER i6,  1895.  h  Li������ '���������:  The Governor's Prerogatives.  By MARY T. EAKLE.  [Copyright, 1895, hy tho Author.]  Governor Brown's prerogatives were  numerous and peculiar. Few governors  could have exercised them without  great remonstrance, but then few governors -would have cared to exercise  them. As a usual thing, a governor,  however unscrupulous, holds himself  above the temptations of a grocery store  and scorns ordering his neighbors to deprive themselves of their old clothes on  bis behalf. But if Governor Brown had  Weaknesses to whioh othor governors aro  not prone he was also exempt from  many failings common to mou of power. Ho was not given to wiro pulling or  nepotism or bribery, and tho prerogatives ho olung to wore frcoly granted  him by his pcopl .  Freely granted? Indeed they wero,  frooly and smilingly granted, by all of  tho old inhabitants of Newton and its  vicinity. But thero was ono man who  questioned them���������a bustling northern  man, who, after marrying a southern  girl in the north and bringing her back  to her old home, had awakoned the  *wholo county to stirring activity, making it a banner county of tho new south.  as it had been of the old. This man  could not understand the way in which  the governor's habits wore tolerated.  If he had had his way���������but fortunately  even he could not go so far as that���������if  he had been town marshal, for instance,  the governor would have boon arrested  some day and put into any sort of custody where his various prerogatives  would have been but a memory and a  desire.  "There is a point where patience  .eases to be a virtue," Mr. Adams was  beard to say, "and I think this town  has long passed that point in its treatment of that crazy old darky, Brown.  No wonder your negroes aro incapable  and trifling when you all join in encouraging vagabondism and petty thieving  In suoh a way. I can't understand it.  Why, even my wife, one of the most  sensible women I know, used to take  my trousers before they wero half worn  ont and give them to the governor.  What's worse, once I caught her hanging a pair over the back garden fence,  ���������where they would be handy for him to  steal I've had to put a stop altogether  to his loafing round our place."  "You seem to forget that yonr wife's  father used to own him," said Raynes,  the express agent.  .  "I don't see  what difference that  makes," Adams said.  "No, I suppose you don't, but your  ���������wife does," retorted Raynes. "Here the  old fellow comes now," ho added, "on  time for the 4 o'clock train. Don't you  know, Adams, that more people remember Newton, for the governor's prayers  than they do for your big shipments of  beans and tomatoes?"  "What's that he's singing?" Adams  asked, with a frown, ignoring the  agent's question.  A noticeably tall, lank negro was  coming down the street. The long winter overcoat he woro would have been  too warm for the . _ultry Juno weather  bad it not been torn and battered till.  tbe breeze ventilated it and fluttered its  fragments like streamers, much to tho  delight of the four yelping dogs that  capered around him, led by short  strings. These were the governor's bodyguard, and be was seldom seen without  them. The remains of a fur cap did its  best to cover his gray wool, while what  be would have called his shoes made no  pretense of covering his faded looking  feet. He w_s singing at the top of his  voice, but the barking of his dogs made  it difficult to understand the words.  Perhaps he realized this, for when he  saw Mr. Adams in the group at the sta-  . tion he gave bis followers a cuff that  admonished them in_silence.____________  '""MisiTHallie Howard! Miss Hallie  Howard 1 Lives oh pound cake! Lives  oh pound cake!   Goin to heaven!" his  stentorian voice rang out.  "Good news for you, Adams," laughed Montgomery Stuart, the next largest  truck farmer to Adams, as lie drove  np.   "The governor must have broken  quarantine and   been   at  your house  ;.   _        again.  You might as well give up. You  Y f'T' can't keep him away from Miss Hallie.''  .   *"MisB Hallie Howard!   Miss Hallie  Howard I   Got  a bad husband!,, Got a  '*       bad husband!" the govornor kopt ou as  he was passing by tho group.  "You're going to wait and pray for  the traveling men, aren't you, govornor?" Raynos called out.  Tho old man halteil.  "Bishop! Bishop! Bishop Brown!"  he announced in deep staccato. "Not  governor! Bishop! Bishop Brown!" Ho  glanced around to note tho effect of this  statement on the crowd. Every one was  smiling except Mr.'Adams, "Miss Hal-  lie's" bad husband,.who looked,annoyed ahd affected not to seo tho old man,  whereupon tbe new mado bishop advanced with a series of low bows and  ��������� held out his hand to Mr. Adams in  greeting.  "Take it and get rid of him," whispered Baynes good naturedly.   ��������� ���������..   .  But Adams was angry and obstinate*  . ���������   .-      ]y looked.,.the other way. The old negro  continued for a few-moments to offer  his hand with the most winsome smiles.  '*'   - Then he drew-back and pointed his fin-  "'-  -J ger at Adams, convulsing-himself with 1  -'   '     silent laughter.-* The crowd could not  hold itself.   It  did  not want to offend  the leading man of the community, but  ..-_.- it had  to guffaw.    Raynes  and -Mont  gomery Stuart' were tho only ones who  kept  their faces  straight and went on  talking.  ,,. The whistle  of the  incoming train  soon made a diversion. It came sweeping along as if it had forgotten to stop,  then slowed up suddenly, and tho people streamed out. A stranger would  have thought there was a surprising  number of arrivals for so small a place,  but the habitues of the platform knew  that half these people had merely stepped off the train to hear the governor  pray. Some traveling man had thrown  him _t c^^already, and be had fallen  on   ms   .Knees,  lifting liis long  Dony  hands and his resonant voice to heaven.  "What's he saying?" asked a man  who had never seen tho governor before.  "Ask him when he's done," said the  man who had tossed tho coin.  "It sounds like mighty earnest praying, but I can't make out a word of it  except a'Lord' now and then," said  the new man, turning to some one else.  "Can anybody understand him?"  "Nobody unless it's the Lord," responded the other. "But don't worry  about what he's saying. Hear him and  watch him, won't you? It's the best  nickel show you'll ever get, and don't  you forget it when ho passes tho hat."  Tho old man's face workod with excitement. His voico roso entroatingly  and foil to intonations of remorso,  while his long hands reached farthor  and farthor upward, grasping wildly at  the air, as if he would seize the vory  garments of Deity.  "All aboard!" shouted tho conductor  after tho long pause in which several  truckloads of fruit had been passed into  the express car.  "Amen! Amen! Amen!" cried the  governor, leaping to his feot. Then,  with smiles and genuflections, he presented his tattered cap to all who had  not prudently retreated.  "Now's your chance," tho man who  had given the first monoy said to the  new man. ' 'Ask him what ho prayed  about. "  "I couldn't make out quite all you  said, uncle,'' said the questioner, dropping a dime in the cap.- "What wero  you praying for?''  "Praying to save you from the witches and the devil," answered tbe old  man glibly. The gratified auditors, who  had been expecting this explanation,  gave a shout of laughter, in which the  questioner joined as he hurried into the  train.  As the crowd dispersed, Adams found  himself standing by Mr. Hall am, the  old Baptist minister, who had beou  listening in quiet amusement to tho  governor's prayer. Adams looked at  him in surprise.  "You here, Mr. Hallain?" he said.  "Yes. Why not?" the old man asked, comprehending perfectly the reproach which Adams did not express.  "It's a good thing once in awhile to  see oneself as others see one. I've  been told that tho governor takes me  for his model, but I tell Brother Parish  I'm sure the old fellow has more the  Methodist style."  Adams shook his shoulders impatiently. "Well," he said, "if you ministers  don't mind being.taken off like that, I  suppose it would be officious for any  one to interfere in your behalf."  "You've adopted our ways aud converted us to yours until there's not  much difference left between us," Mr.  Hallam said, with a soothing laugh.  "But there's one thing that marks you  for a northerner yet, Mr. Adams, and  that is the way you call our darkies to  account as if they were white men.  You'll learn in time tbat the best of  them are not exactly responsible. As  for the old governor, he has been crazy  for years.",  "You say they are not responsible,  and yet you trust even the crazy ones  at large."  "The governor is perfectly harmless,  and in a certain way we are fond of  him. Can't you see that as long as we  haye him about we are all of us kings,  with him for fool? We don't mind if  our dignity suffers a little. The old fellow is healthy for us. He is shrewd  enough to hit all our weaknesses."  ., "It's very pleasant and kind to take  that forbearing view of him," Adams  said, "but I feel that the community  will regret its course some day. He is  untrustworthy, and he's likely at any  timo to make trouble either by unexpected violence or by pure lack of sense.  Mrs. Adams thinks I'm hard hearted not  to_JeJ__hi_a__hang_rou_id-ou]_-place anymore since we've had the children,,but'  I tell you I don't dare to have him with  them, and my mind's not easy while  he's at large. I suppose I take him  more seriously than other people do  because he's so devoted to my family."  "I don't think you have cause to,"  said the minister. "Even if the governor were to grow violent���������though he  never will���������he would nbt:: hurt a hair  on your wifo'shead or touch the children. He would die like a dog for any  of your father-in law's people. I don't  believe he would ever have gone crazy  If tho family had not broken up at the  old goutlcman's doath. After Miss Hallie wont north, sir, he just crawled into  his cabin arid grieved himself daft His  heart would have broken if his mind  had not." Mr. Hallam checked himself suddenly. He was growing-warm,  and ho remembered that ho had said all  this bofore. It had done no gooel, to.be  suro. Yet ho felt that Adams was a  kindly, woll meaning man, whom it  would houseless to offend, since, after  all, he could not be expected to understand.  "It is queer, isn't it," the minister,,  resumed, "that tho body stands a broken  mind so much better than a broken  heart? A sad illustration of that came  to mo the other day. I was called to see  a dying woman. She was dying of  heartbreak, nothing else, and it was.  because her husband had gone insane.  He, poor iiian, is hale and hearty, likely to live ont his years, but the doctors say he is hopelessly mad."  "I know who you mean���������the Taylors," said Adams, and' their talk drifted safely away from the governor, who  in the meantime -was wandering down  tho street, while the whole town might  bear that ho was on his way to -a camp  meeting then in progress in the next  town south.  Just as the knot of. people "who had  been waiting for the mail to be distributed scattered from the poston.ee Adams  hurried in. Mr. Hallam, in his privileged, elderly way, had delayed him after it was evident that the mail was  open, and now Adams was eager to be  getting home, for the afternoon was  wearing late, and there were, clouds  BRANCH   HOUSE.  H. M. HEREIN & CO.  COMMISSION MEBCHAXTS  I  DEALERS IN  CALIFOKMA and *������VASUl\_iTO.\  t'-tlilTS AND YECET.-BXKS,  B.TTEH,    GUVS   AND   FOUI.TKI,  MAV, CiBAIN, FLIIIIK ami MILl FEED.  NELSON  (229)  B C  NOTICE.  A SITTING OF THK COUNTY COURT  of Kootenay will be holdcn nt Kaslo, on  on 'J'ucHday, tho lilth clay of November, and at  RosHland on Monday, the 25th day of November. 1895..  The sitting of said Court fixed for the 2nd  day of October for Nelson, and the nth day of  October for Itossland, stands adjourned until  the 15th day of November and tho 25th day of  November, 1899, respectively.       o  T. H. GIFFIN,  Registrar of the Court.  Nelson. B. C, Sept. 18th, 1895. 1207)  SIMPSON! CO.  DEALERS IN  Groceries,    Feed,    Farm  Produce,  Butter, Cheese,  Eggs and Poultry.  Si'i-CJAL Attention is Directed to  a Large Shu'ment ov  Shillings' Coffees and Teas,  AViucii Is Due IIkui.  TUESDAY, OCT.  29th.  TABLE  HhowlaK tfee Dates and Place* of Conrlx of  of Af-nlze, NInI PrluN, Oyer anil Terminer, nnd General Gaol Delivery for the  Year 1895.  FALL ASSIZES.  Clinton Thursday.26th September  Kichflcld Monday.. .30th September  Kamloops Monday 7th October  Vernon  Monday 14th October  Lytton Friday llth October  New YVestminstcr.. .\Vcdne-day.6thNovember  Vancouver Monday...llth November  Victoria Tuesday... 19th November  Nanaimo Tuesday...2_th November  "Special Assize. 117  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS   THE   NEW,   FAST   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHARTERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. ' Orders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom arrangements caDbe made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Busk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention (19)  __ST_BI_SO_N"- _B. o.  (52)  MMI'SON A <:������,.  i>o|������rli-������<irs.  Page Ponsford Bros.  HuMtliiKs Street, Vancouver. B. C.  DIBEOT IMPORTERS OF ALL HIGH-  OLASS ENGLISH MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  Suchcas Christy's Hats, Dents  & Fowne'sGloves, Dr. Jaegers  Cartwright & Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,  Matting and Crepe Shirts,  Trousers, etc., etc.  MAIL OKDEK8 PUOMITL. ATTENI>KI> TO.  ���������3������  MINING   MACHINEEY  for sale-  two new English Portable Engines,  8 and 12 horsepower', wood burners.  One Stationary Engine* and Boiler-.  One Engine anel   Boiler  for Steam  Launch.  Galvanized   Tanks,   Mining   Tools,  Steel, Iron, etc.  Delivered at- Victoria on wharf.  Apply to HEISTEl-M AN & CO.,  75 Govern men I. Si.  Opp Bank of Montreal.  (179)  Victoria, B.C.  WAGONS and        *  *     BOB-SLEIGHS.  BEST CANADIAN MAKES.  For  Ore, * Lumber and General Purpose.  WRITE   "FOR  PBICE   LIST  TO  E. G. PRIOR & CO., Up  IBZ^-MXOOIFS,  U3-  O.     112"  M. B. SMITH ^ CO,  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WJEfclTIE   FOE :        C  VICTORIA       -       B. C.  LIST  (212)  P. 0. box 69.  Telephone}  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE * CO.  S, E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  --. NELSON, B. C.  REAL ESTATE  7  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn _p.  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled od Commission.  Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who  \ \ Has Not Got a Gale.���������Shakespere.  Columbus Clocks       -       Electric Clocks  China Boudoir Clocks, Mantel Clocks  and Alarm Clocks, all of the  BEST AMERICAN HAKE Ai LOWEST  CHAS.  108  U_3_P___I_=-I_STC3-   -A.   SPECIALTT.  JISZKOWICZ, Watchmaker  and Jeweller  Ctonogham & HnrroN,  ���������4*        GOVERNNENT ST., VICTORIA  CONSTRUCTING   ELECTRICIANS,  Contractors for and Dealers in Motors, Dynamos,  Electric   Mining   Machinery   anel   Electric   Supplies  Send for Photos and Specification* of Electric Log:   Hauling  Machine*  1103,1  Lake View Hotel,  Opposite Balfour on the Kootenay Outlet,  is open for the reception of Visitors.  Best Fishing on the River,  Lawn Tennis Grounds,  Sail and Rowing Boats.  Especially Suitable for Picnic Parties.  By means of moveable partitions, a large part  of the Hotel can be made into a Ball Boom on the  shortest notice. ~  Prices Moderate.  us  PROCTOR, BUSK <_���������*��������� WEST,  Proprietors.  QUICKSILVER.  We have been appointed Sole Agents for the sale of  Quicksilver manuiactured by the  CINNABAR MINING CO.  Of Savon as, B. C  Lowest Market Prices on Application.  TbQs.Dii'bn 1$ Co., Ltd*,  V-A.aSTOOTjr^r_E!_H-  3.   O.  [133]  CARPETS  SNAPS:  o  z  <  HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  BRUSSELS CARPETS at $1.00 PER YARD.  TAPESTRY - r at 50 Cts. PER YARD.  UNIONS and WOOLS, 50 Cts. to $1.00 PER YARD.  Another lot of those 4 foot Curtain Poles with Brass Fixtures complete for 25c.  Blankets and Comforters.  Letter Orders Receive prompt Attention*  a  QPAaUE WINDOW SHADES,  7x3 feet with Spring Roller for 50 Ctf.  SNAPS:  Lace-Cur-tains,-40-c-tS;-upr-^-^--=i-'-i-6hen"e'ilIe' Portiers, $2.50 up.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2.50, with Napkins to match.  A full Line, in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  OOPE & -_rOTJ_|_TGr-,  m, 137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.;  SCHLITZ MILWAUKEE  and VICTORIA LAGER BEER  Go to the  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  m  THE* BEST MATTEASSES in the WORLD  G-ALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  Pillows, Combination  Iron Mattrasses.  Continued on Page _.  The above goods can be put np in very small compass'for packing anei can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents,  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL  BROS.,   Rossland.  ��������� or direct from George Gale & Sons, Waterville, Que.  Iron and Wood Cot Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. (160)  LENZ & LEISER  ��������� 9 and 11 Yates Street, Victoria.  '-������ WHOLESALE ���������>  DRY GOODS  (������totbing, (Rents' jf uvntsbings, j������tc  We carry the largest stock in these lines west of Montreal and are there  fore able to compete w ith any House ia the Trade,  UB  1  v***l  - StJT  '" *";]  '������������������.-Aa  l<*"*i  ���������f'.SJ THE MINER, NELSON, B. G, SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER .6,  1895.  Is**  %hz ffimzx.  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  the United Slates, for one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of $3per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of /J cents per nonparxil  line first insertion, and io cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running for shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer.  PRINTING turned out in first-rate style at  the shortest notice.  Addrcss  Thb Miner Printing aPublishino Co  nelson.  b.c.  industrious working man of Canada ?  We trust that the Government will  reconsider this matter, not only in the  interests of those seeking homes here,  but of themselves.  BOOKS.  It has become the custom for the  governments of almost all the Colonies  ������and other coimtrie-s looking out for  capitalists to publish elaborate year  books and other volumes, selting.oul  detailed statements as to the progress  of their industries or the production  of their natural resources. These have  now become such a matter of course  and are so carefully edited and revised  that the first thing an intending settler or investor does is to get a year  . book of the Colony he intends to become interested in. Unfortunately our-  Government does not do anything in  the matter. Its departmental reports,  with the exception of that, of the  Agricultural department, bear the  stamp of old time Crown Colony elo-as-  little-as-you-can officers and belong  entirely to a past dead and gone  period and are quite useless for modern  purposes. It falls, therefore, upon  other public bodies and even on to  private firms to collect and disseminate  the information that is e-alled lor. Of  this the annual report, of the B. C.  Board of Trade, and our own pamphlet on the West Kootenay mine's are  instances. Our pamphlet was, of  course, quite a humble attempt to collect and print information about this  district which had not been published  before, and its success proves t he-  necessity of books of the* kind. We  earnestly beg to call the attention of  the Government to the matter.  THE LAND TOR THE PEOPLE.  We think it is a pity that,--the Government has not been able to see its  wav clear- to put up some lots for sale  at reasonable rates in Nelson. There  ' is a demand hero, by bona fide settlers  for lots for genuine building purposes.  But these men are not wealthy. They  are not in a position to buy expensive  locations and build ornamental villas  upon them. They are mostly working  men come to the tar Nor-West in  .search of work, which has grown so  scarce in the older communities.  Many bring wife and children, anel.  they needs must have a roof to cover  them. They have funds to build a  little house and to buy hind at a reasonable rate, but they find land at fansy  prices quite beyond their means.  These people have actual claiinsupon  the charity of the Government. They  "Ti������aclassof "^ttlel^^i-egiird.d-eveiy--  where as the most desirable and nearly  everywhere attracted by liberal offer.  of land. We hold it to be the duty of  the Government to find these people  homes.  It is 110������part of the Governments  business to hold land for speculative  purpose* themselves, and much less is it  right for I hem to boost up the property  of other speculators. In so doing they  are acting in   a   manner quite at vai-  . iance with modern ideas and putting  themselves in a false position which  they will deeply repent.  This land question in Nelson has assumed a curious phase. On the one  hand there are to be found speculators  who bought lots years ago, begging to  be relieved from their final payments  ,on the ground that their purchases  were made at too high a price. On the  other hand we find a Government,  actually refusing bona fide cash offers  for land in order to keep the* price up  for the benefit of another lot of  speculators.  : Now, as we" pointed out about a  month ago, the question is not difficult  of solution. Pay back to the grumbling speculators any instalments they.  have already made and take back their  land. Throw open all the Government  ' lots for sale at a low and fixed price*,  for say 12 months, with ��������� stringent  building conditions, easy payments  and a limit of lots to any one person.  In view of two or more applicants for  the same piece of ground, let the mat-.  ter be decided by lot. We have seen  this plan working for many years and  know it to be satisfactory.  At the first sight this might seem to  injure the property of the owners of  the several additions to the town, but  reflection will show that' beyond perhaps delaying their sales a little it will  not harm them. Their profit, in fact  their only chance of ever realizing on  their properties consists of Nelson becoming an important and busy town.  AVhat can possibly bring about this  most desirable- result more assuredly  than to fill up all the vacant ground  with the cottages of the thrifty and  BETTER FRIENDS.  The. settlement of the Alaskan  boundary is a ejuestion which appears  to be excitiug national feeling in the  United .States to an extent altogether  beyond its re>al importance. In spite  of the assertions made in some American journals (hat the people of England are greedily trying to grab what  is not theirs, it is a fact that the question is hardly mentioned in England.  Not one person in a thousand or in  ten thousand there knows or cares a  penny curse about Alaska or to whom  if belongs. It is also very doubtful  whether the main body of Canadians  east of Winnipeg are very much  stirred up about the matter. The fact  is that iu their insane strivings after  the sensational, the American journals  are obliged to go out into the highways  anel byways of the world and pick up  any rags which by any conceivable  means may be made into clothes for  the puppets which they continually  dangle in front of an easily gullible  public. Just now twisting the Lion's  tail'goes down and so everything that  even looks like another twist is eagerly scraped up. The extreme unwisdom  of thus seeking to fan the flame of international hatred is apparent to every  one and is regretted by none more  than by American Statesmen. lt  hampers them and ties their hands  and might easily result in preventing  them ge*tting as much as they otherwise would in international controversies. We wonder if the ordinary  American has ever considered what  woulel happen to him in the eveut of a  war with England. Does he ever remember that nearly everything he  produces- is bought by England and  that if he turns that great customer  out of bis store he is simply a ruined  man. Slowly but surely England is  learning to supply herself from other-  sources, and though at first she might  have to curtail her luxuries if unable  to buy in the American market, other  channels woulel quickly open up anel  the United States would find itself out  in the cold. It is far better for the  two nations to cultivate a close' friendship than to quarrel over a few rugged  mountains in the far North.  NOTES AND COMMENTS.  No sooner has the threatened trouble  with Russia ..over an alleged Chinese  treaty blown over than another bogey  takes its place. This time it is an offensive and defensive treaty between  Japan anel Russia. The terms of this  new agreement have not been made  public but it is quite easy to perceive  that they may be ever, more dangerous  to British prestige in the Pacific than  the alleged Chinese-llussian treaty.  The quicksilver trade ofthe world is  in the hands of the Rothschilds. They  own practically all the cinnabar mine*s  in the world, most of which are  situated in the .Ural Mountains, a chain  which divides Europe from Asia.  Wherever cinnabar has been discovered  anel mined successfully the Rothschilds  have stepped in, bought the mine and  closed it clown. The cinnabar mine at  Savonas is now actually putting quicksilver-on tot he-market and-i-Jwill-not  be long probably before the great firm  reaches out its claws to grasp this one  too. We-hope' our neighbors will be  able "-o resist the advances made by the  Rothschild ogre. e  It will be remembered that some  time back two gentlemen of Toronto  were haled before a judge for the crime  of playing golf on some private links  outside the city on Sunday. These two  gentlemen happened to be lawyers of  note anel they determined to test this  absurel law by which a minority imposes a severe infliction upon a-patient  and long suffering majority. The case  was therefore carried to a higher court,  where it has been thrown out and the  two golfers go free. Unfortunately  however they won their case not on  the broad lines which might be wished  but on the technicality that golf did  not come among, tlie; category of  games sp ciully prohibited. Here in  British Columbia we have been wise*  enough hitherto to keep this Puritan  Sunday yoke from our necks. An attempt was made last session to place  it there anel no doubt au attempt will  be made again. We must be prepar-  to defend-our liberties.  MINIM*. ..CENTS.  When a man has made a great fortune we have a right to expect that he  will be open-handed to his less lucky  fellows. As "often as not we are disappointed. But human nature is full  of surprises. Here, today is a young  man just beginning to make money,  possibly to make money fast by really  hard work, and at the very beginning  of the race he has the time it seems to  think of those who have broken down,  It may be that the sum realized  by Mr. Pellew-Harvey's lectures will  be only a small one, but we cannot  help remembering the widow's mite.  There is a constant stream of ore running through the hands of this young  Cornishman today and his office* is  perhaps the principal and busiest  centre of .mining activity in B. C., in  spite of the fact that he has a most  competent and popular rival in Mr.  Campbell-Johnston in the same town  with hitn.j AVe know'from experience  how keen and intelligent an interest  he has always shown in our province  but we did not know until today that  his heart was as good as his head. We  are not, thank God, a "disabled miner"  yet, but we may be some day and  thank him for his kindly thought.  M. I. M. E.  M. I. II. & M.  B.C. CAMPBELL-JOHNSTON  MIXIXU __.\__IN__EK,  iHETALLIiKtilST  AND  ASSAYER,  638 GRANVILLE ST ,  V___JSrCOXT"V__3_=-       z       33- c.  m  J. H, BROWNLEE  .  MINING BEOZER.  .VICTORIA. B. C,  T.    H.    CALL AND  . minim; hkokek ana o  VEAL ESTATE AVEST.  521 Hastings Street, VANOOU VEB. B. 0.  Correspondence Solicited.        121  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  -KSIIKANCE and ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMISSION AtiENT.  VICTORIA ST.. NELSON. B. C.  m  W.PELLEWHARVEY.F.CS.  [Mcmb. N. Eng. Inst., M. & M. E.]   ,  ���������.VANCOTTVER,    33.   O-  Assiiys, Mill Tesl������ and Analyses.  Samples treated front  1 pound lo I ton In weight.  For particulars apply to K A.POWYS & CO.,  Local Agents, who will receive samples. [182)  W.F.MCCULLOCH,  (Lute Assayer io Provincial government.)  ____.ss__a.-r  office.  NELSON B. C.  (193)  E. A. POWYS & CO.  _sr_3x_,soi_*r, 33. o.  Miniug Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate, Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars o������ Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.  mahon, McFarland &  MAHON,  L'D.   .  BKOKEBS.  519 Hastiiiss St., YanconvBr  Mining and Sharebrokers  Agents for Mining Machinery.  Dealers in  Mining and Industrial Stocks   and Shares  KEAl   ESTATE   ASI������    IOA.VS.  Mahon, McFarland &  Mahon, L'd.  VANCOUVER.  (1G7I"  CHARLES S. RASHDALL,  Mining Broker.  Conveyances,      Deeds,     and  Mining Abstracts.  Complete lists of existingMining locations  NEW DENVER, B. C.  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Arc ITepare.; lo liitro<liiL-c|Miiilii|[Proposition* from tbe Kootenay l������ -  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.     -       '    - [i������5)  HAVE YOU SEEN  Our new Dress Goods? To set*  them is to want them. From our  counter to the dressmaker is but a  natural step.  DO YOU KNOW  THE DIPLOCK  31.I___:iT___!_D-   WHOLESALE ���������  VANCOUVER,  B. C.  ��������� sole a������;k.\t._ fok -  Brinsmead & Nordheimer Pianos.  Dixon, Eorgeson & Co.'s Show Oases.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine* 135  That our stock of Ladies' Underwear is mo3t complete? We have  just passed into stock a fine line of  the famous Health Brand Goods.  No modern lady can afford to be  without this specially designed  comfortable clothing.  STAPLE DRY GOODS  Are here in great variety, To say  that while others follow we lead,  is an easy matter, but one glance  at the quality of our Cotton and  Linen Goods and the low prices  placed on them will convince you  that it  is  more  than  assertion.  IT   IS   FACT,  PANTS! PANTS'.PANTS!  The working man who sees those  Men's    Heavy Serge   Pants  will  pant until he possesses a pair. The  ���������   price is easily within   reach, only  $2.50.  OUR SHOE STOCK  Has been reinforced by   a large  shipment of Seasonable Goods.  A. T. GARLAND,  _3_s_k:__j_=. stbebt.  OYSTERS!  IN ALL STYLES  AT T. BOOTH'S  TROPICAL  FETJIT   STORE,  BAKER STREET NELSON-  A Large Stock of Pip** ana Cigars.  Wm Greet Mc!  r(i__A-T_3. -5r*t_rii_.__iS.)  HUNTING OR SHOOTING  On    these   lands    is   FORBIDDEN,    under  British Columbia Game Laws (Section 25.)  (188) C. "VV. BUSK  &  Provincial Land Surveyors.  Office:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. C  HON IRONWORKS  SAN FEANGIS00. JOAL. -  SPECIALTY.'  MINING  MACHINERY  S. S. Alberta  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  at 8 a. 111.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Fridays  at 7 a. 111.  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Thursday  andSatui--layat3p.nl.; Tuesday and Fn-  ���������   day at. 1 p. m.  Close connection is thus made between Lake  points nnd all outKoing; and incoming trains of  IhoC. P.'ll. at Nelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every par  tlcular, is lit throughout by electricity, and  contains bathroom and all modem conveniences  for the comfort of passengers.  The above schedule  is in eirect 16th May,  1893 subject to change.  JAS. WAUGII OKO. F. HAYWARD  Purser. " 131  . , Master  SHORT  - FAST -  SCENIC -    ROUTE  Seattle', Victoria.  Vancouver & Puget  Sound, and all Paci-  XO% fie Ooast Points, St.  Paul, Chicago and  Points Beyond - -  Modern Equipment. Rock-Balla*! Roadbed  Attractive tour* via IMiltith und the Great  -Lakes* lu connection with exclusively  '     passcuger boats of Xorthcrn S.S. Co.  Direct Connection via Nelson ������i Fort Sliep-  pard Railway, at Spokane ; and via  C. A K. S. -V. C at Bonner's   Ferry.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that T. J. Lcndrum. as  Ascent for Alfred V.". McCune, has  filed 1 lie necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Peril.,ps," situated in thc Ainsworth  Mining Division of West Kootenay District.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their objections with me within UO days from tho date  of this publication in the British Columbia  Guzette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government. Agent.  , Dated Nelson B. C, Nov. 8.1895.   (2_.-9.ll,-)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant-  TAKE NOTICE that John Elliot, as acent  for Samuel M. Wharton, George C. Wharton, Edward L. Tate and John lt. Cook has lllcd  the necessary papers and mado application for  11 Crown Grant in favour of tlio mineral claim  "Cliir," situated in the Trail Creek Mining  Division District of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants (if any) must 111o their objections with mo within UO days from llie date  of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Sept. 9, 1895.       (203, 14-9-5,)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE NOTICE that John lt. Cook,  acting for himself and co-owners, has  filed the necessary papers and made application  for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "Consolidated St. Elmo" situated on Reo  Mountain in tlio Trail Creek Mining Division  of West Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within GO days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson,Oct. 23, 1895. (2-0-6,10,5]  For maps, tickets, and complete information call on .Agents C. tt K. S, Xiiv. Co., *.,  A F. _. Ry., or       -  C. ii. JMxoii, ten. .4Kent, Spokane, Wash.  F. I. Whitney,*;. APT. A., St. Paul. Minn.  V. T. Abbott, Travli__K Fr.i*__t * Paiien-  _er Ag-Mt, Spekame, *W������-k.  Notice ot Application for Timber License.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I  have applied to the Honourable the  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works, for  a special license to cut, fell and carry away  trees and timber upon and from the following  described lands, situated in West Kootenay  District, about 35 miles from Waneta, and  containing 1,000 acres or thereabouts.  Commencing at a post inscribed "D. J. Jackson's S. W. corner" opposite the falls, about  5 miles from the mouth of Lost Creek [which  flows into the south fork of Salmon Kiver],  placed near the N. W. post of H. M. Goodhue's mill site; thence north 240 chains; thence  east 40 chains; thence south 240 chains; thence  west 10 chains to initial post,  I). J. JACKSON.  Dated Nelson, B. C, Oct 3, 1895.   (215,5,10, 5)  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  TAKE Notice that Edmond Haney has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a Crown Grant in favour of the mineral  claim "City of Spokane" situated in the Trail  Creek Mining Division of the District of A\ est  Kootenay.  Adverse claimants, if any, must flic their  objections with me within 00 days from the  date of this publication in thc British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,^  0 Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, Oct. 28, 1895. [234-2,11,5]  M0RTHERN-'  IN,   PACIFIC R. R.  5?  UN #  S  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Totirist  Sleeping Cars.  /ST. -MM,  MI.tiNEAPOI.IH  UliLliTH   .  FABfiO  KKAKD    FORK*  CROOKS-OS  W1KNIPKC  II ELENA aad    '  \ Bill l"E  THROUGH   TICKETS  TO  -TO-  CHICACO  WASHINGTON  PHILADELPHIA  NEW YORK  BOSTON and all  Points East,  West and South.  *  For information, time cards, maps aud tickets  call on or write  II. G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B. C.  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  or  A. D..CHARLTON,*  Asst. Gent. Pass. Agent, Portland. Oregon.  CERTIFICATES      OF    IMPROVEMENT.  LAKESIDE MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenay Distkict.   Wheke Lo-"  cated���������Toad Mountain.  "PAKE NOTICK that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  JL as agent for thc Hall Mines Limited, free  nuiicr's certificate No. 61073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim,  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1891.  (217-5,10, 5.) HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  DAYLIGHT MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in tiik Nelson Mining Division ok  West Kootenay District. Wiiehe Located���������Toad Mountain.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miner's certilicate No. 01073, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1895.  (218-5, 10, 5) HENRY K. CROASDAILE.  BID MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate-in the-Nelson-Mixinc -Division-of  West, Kootknay Distkict.   Wheke Located���������Toad Mountain.      ,,    ���������*  TAKE NOTICE that I, Henry E. Croasdaile,  k. as agent for the Hall Mines Limited, free  miners certificate No. 01073, intend, sixty (lays  from the dat. hereof, to apply to the Gold  Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for thc purpose of.obtaining a Crown  grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverseclainis  must be sent to-the Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this 2nd day of October, 1895.  (219-5, 10, 5)  .        HENRY E. CROASDAILE.  JIM FAIR MINERAL CLAIM..  rpAKE   NOTICK  JL  -as agent for E,  Situate in tiik Slocan Mining Division ok  West Kootenay Distkict. Where Located���������At the Confluence ok the  Dakdankixes and Best Cheeks.  that 'I, John O'Rcgan,  11. Tomlinson, No. 53,00"),  intend, U0 days from the date hereof, * to  apply to the Gold Commissioner for a certificate of improvements, for the k-purpo.se of  obtaining a Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverseclainis  must be sent to the Gold Commissioner and action commenced before the issuance of such  certificate of Improvements."  ��������� Dated this 7th day of October, 1895.  (224,12,10 5) JOHN O'RKGAN.  Spokane Falls &  Northern Rly.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  to  Daily (Except Sunday) Between Spo_ahe  and Northport.  Tri-Weekly Between Northport and Nelson.  Leave 8.12 a.m. NELSON Arrive 525. p. m.  Trains leave Nelson for Spokane every  Monday, Wednesday aud Fbiday, returning leave Spokaue'TcESDAVS, Thdbsdays  aud Saturdays ut 7 a. m., and making  close connection l>y 8.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Mai cus with stage on  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays aud  Fridays. "  -  Passengers for Trail Creek mines connect at Northport with stage Daily.  e  OLTJMBIA^&-  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAV. CO.  (limited)  TIME OARD No. 8.  lu Effect Momlay, N'uv. II, IHS5.  KKVEISTOKK KO|iTE-8teaaier "Kakmip "  Leaves Wigwam   for Nakusp and  Robson  Mondays and Thursdays at 7 p. m'.  - Leaves-Robson for'Niikusp,   Wigwam and  Canadian l'aeillc Railway  points on Tuesdays  and Fridays at 15 p. 111.  Connection is made at Rolison with C. & K,  Ry. for Nelson and with Str." "Lytton" for  Trail Creek and Northport.  JOHN   W. MACKEY-MINERAL CLAIM,  Situate in the Slocan Mining Division ok  West Kootenay Distkict. Whkiik Lo  cated���������To the West oi* tiik Best Claim.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John O'Regan,  as agent for E.- II. Tomlinson. No. MiKS,  intend, GO days from the date hereof, to  apply to the -Gold CoinmisMoner for a certilicate of improvements, for the piirpo.ic of obtaining 11 Crown grant of the above claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to tlie Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 7th day of October. 1895.  .225. 12 10 51 * JOHN O'RKGAN.  SUNSET .MINERAL CLAIM.  TKAII. rKF.KK-KOBrtOX   KOI'TE.  SI .ihikt **|.yll������n."  Leaves Trail Creek for Robson on Tuesdays  and Fridays at 10 n. in.  Leaves Hobson for Trail Creek on Tuesdays  and Fridays at 1 p, m., i.-oniiccts at Robson  with Str. "Nakusp"- for Nakusp.und Revelstoke and with C. & Iv. Ry. for Nelson and  Ijiko points.  .VUKTIII'OKT-TK.ilL CREEK ROUTE  i     "' Steamer   "Lytton."  !    LeavcsTrail Creek for Northport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  ! at 3 a. 111.  Leaves Northport for Trail Creek Mondays,  Wednesdays,   Thursdays and Saturdays at 1   *.  p. m. 1 -,  Connects nt Northport with S. V. & N. Ry.  for Spokane.  Situate in the Ainswoktk Mining Division  -   ok West  Kootenav Distkict.   Where  Located���������To the East and Joining the  Wellington Claim.  rpAKE NOTICE that I,  R. E. Lemon, No.  I 00111, for myself and .is agent for Duncan  McDonald, No. 5GSS9. intend GO days from the  date hereof to apply to the Gold CommUsioner  for a certilicate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above  claim.  And further take notice, that adverse claims  must be sent to the' Gold Commissioner and  action commenced before the issuance of such  Certificate of improvements.  Dated this 17th day of October, 1885.   -  23.. 26.10,5] ROBERT E. LEMON.  XKLSO.V.IiASLO ttOWTK.-"Str .\elioa.*'  Leaves Nelson for Kaslo. Tuesdays at 5.30 p  m., Wednesdays at 2.30 p.m., Thursdays at5.30  p.,m., Fridays at 5.30 p. in.. Saturdays at 5.30 p.  m.- Connectini; on Tuesdays. Thursdays and  Saturdays with N. & F. S. Ry. at Five Mile  I'oint for Kaslo and Lake point*;. r  i_.aves Kaslo for Nelson, Mondays at 3 a. in,,  Wednesdays al 3 a. in.. Thursdays at 8 a.m.,  Fridays at 3 a. m., Saturdays at 8 a. m.  Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at Five Mile Point with N. & _\ S. Ry.  for Spokane.-'  Connects with Columbia ' & Kootenay  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  BO.V.VKK-S FEKKY KOlTE.-Str. -'-XelMB.-*  i    Leaves Kaslo for Honiier's Ferry, at 3 a.m.  1 on .Mondays.  Leaves Nelson for Bonners Ferry, at8a.m.  1 on Mondays. (I ���������������������������  '    Leaves Uonncr's Ferry for Pilot Bay, Nelson.  ' Ainsworth and Kaslo on Tuesdays at 2 a. m.  Connect-- at Ronner's Ferry with the Great  I Northern Railway for points east and west.  The ripht is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, raies, eta. applj- at Company's  oflice. Nelson.  T- Allan*. J. W. Troup,  Secretary. Manager. THE  MINER, NELSON,   B.C., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, "189-5.  The Governor's Prerogatives  (Continued from Page 2.)  fe. r_>.-riiig. Ho must stir his tomato  picki rs to get over tho field a,, fast as  possible*, i'or foar tlio storm would catch  him wir... iipo tomatoes on tho vines.  The talkuti"-* postm-istcr seemed to have  beon lying i_, wait for liiin, however.  "Heard tho joke on Brother Parish?"  ho asked.  "No, " said Ad_ms brtisquoly.  "Well;" said the postmaster in the  exasporating tone of ono who settles to  loisuroly enjoyment of his own story,  "well, you know Brother Parish���������only  being stationed here last year���������don't  know tho governor's ways very well  and don't like him, but he don't want  to show it, so ho's always trying to  joke with him.   Bless you, the old gov-  ' ernor knows tlio difference. as won us  you or mo. Well, just now Brother  Parish ho met tho old governor singing  about going to the Gilmau camp meeting, an he says to him: 'How's this,  governor, going to a Methodist camp  meeting? I thought you turned Baptist last week.' The old govornor just  eays, 'SooMarse Mont Stuart over thero  across the road?' An when Brother  Parish said yes he says, 'Marse Mout  Stuart got rich tending to his own business, an that's what I'm a-doing.'  Somo of the boys hoard it an come  right up to tell. It's pretty hard to get  ahead of the old man, ain't it?"  "He's an old nuisance," said Adams,  laughing slightly, but feeling more than  ever that Newton was unpleasantly as  well as dangerously dominated by Governor Brown.  Oa his way home, to add to his vexation, Adams came across the governor  again. How the old man could havo  got so far north of town wheu he  bad lately hoard his voice resounding  so far do am the south road was hard to  understand. But it was useless to try  to explain the governor's presence in  one placo or .mother. He knew all the  short cuts :uid byways, and his long  legs carried   him  so swiftly over the  Sround that sometimes his guard of  ogs d_!*p;::' * and submitted to be  dragged, . < . in air, rather than to  follow hiii :��������� & h a steady trot. People said th. '-.. b. *ight news from the  neighboring l luges quicker than the  telegraph couiJ.  "Storm a-comin! Storm a-comin!  Wild man loose I Wild man loose!"  was the refrain he shouted as Adams  passed. Adams, noticing an uuusual  eagerness in his manner, thought that  the coming storm was exciting him  dangerously and reined in his horse to  say:  "Don't come a step farther in this  direction, governor. You know I'll  bave,you locked up if ever I catch you  on my farm, and I'm going to bo on  the watch. Turn back, I tell you."  Adams' horse was a good one, and  Adams put it to its best pace, yet they  did not gain very fast on tho governor,  who, instead of turning back, was pressing forward almost at a run.  "Storm a-comin! Storm a-comin I"  Adams kept hearing, aud then more  faintly: "Wild man loose! Wild man  loo���������oose!" until at last a hill rose behind him and shut out the sound.  The storm was coming fast. The  Whole sky was overcast, but full of  dazzling, diffused light. Under its  strange brightness ttie trees and grass,  tbe green crops in the fields and even  the brown earth seemed to shine with a  yellowish luster of their own. Behind  a broad stretch of forest that bordered  one side of the road the clouds were  gathering moro densely, and one of  them which showed above the tree tops  was the only dark thing in the world.  ^A-moment after it-first-caiue-in-sight-it-  was moving fast up the sky���������a broad  sinister bar of indigo, bordered with a  lashing fringe of white.  Adams leaned forward, urging his  horse into a run. Tho first gust of the  wind rushed past him as he sprang  down at his own gate, but ho scarcely  felt it, for there, running down the  road through his orchard, came his wife  screaming something ho could not understand.  "The children! The children!" he  heard as he hurried.to meet her. "Wo've  searched the wholo place. Como back  to the Taylor woods!"  Adams turned his horso and lifted his  wife into tho wagon.  "How long ago?" ho asked between  his teeth.  "I don't know how long.    I thought  Mammy    Jane    had   theni,    aud   she  thought they were with mo.    Whon wo  missed  them,- we calied  the men,- and  we all  searched high and low, "through  the  orchards, everywhere.    Tho   only  places mammy over takes thorn to are  Stuart's and the Taylor woods.    I sent  the men across  lots  to tho woods, and  mammy's gono to Stuart's.   I thought  perhaps they might have come this way  to meet you."  The wind was upon" them. In the  open space that lay between their gate  and the -Taylor woods the unbroken  'strength of the gale almost lifted them  from tbe wagon. Standing up for a moment to look around him,. Adams saw  his gang of workmen reach the edge of  the woods, pause a moment, listening  to the great roar through the trees, and  then to a man turn and run back through  the open toward the farm.' Ho shouted  - fiercely at them, but the wind took the  words from his mouth.'  A moment more, and Adams was in  tbe lee of tho woods himself. Ho reined  io his horse. In tho apparent lull made  by the shelter it was possible to think  in spite of tho turmoil . among the  branches, flushand and wifo looked  into each other's eyes despairingly.  Only a miracle' could guide them to  their children through this wild storm,  in which they could hardly catch . the  sound of their own voices. Yet they  must search.  They jumped to tho ground, but before   they   could   euter the woods   a  strange rumbling, grinding souna rose  above the roar of thrashing branches  and creaking tree trunks. The new  sound grew loader and more dreadful  until Adams and his wifo olung close  to each othoi in fear, while the frightened horse wheeled suddenly, leaped  froo from the harness and wagon and  plunged wildly back over tho road toward homo. Then not a hundred feet  from where the man and woman stood  the solid ranks of the forest broke apart,  gave way beforo a whirling blast of  dust, broken branches and uprootod  trees. Thoy watched it march across  the fields, dropping part of its burden  as it went, only to gather up new victims in its terrific arms.  With blanched faces and numb hearts  the two watchers hastened toward the  gap in the forest to look down tho track  of the cyclone. It was as if some gigantic scythe had mown a path through tho  woods to the opeii fields boyond. The  space wa3 a little wider than a city  streot, but in it scarcely the semblance  of a tree was left erect.  Down this wild road the father and  mother started, peering under logs,  clamboring through tree tops, calling  and listening witli 6trained ears.  "Amen! Amen! Amen!" The words  reached them faintly. "Get back, devil! Get back, devil 1 Amen! Amen!"  until the old governor leaped out from  the woods into the highroad of the  storm. There was a screaming of shrill  child voices and yelping of distracted  dogs, but above it all, above even the  governor's shouts and the rustling of  the wind, there came a fierce howl as  another figure burst through the underbrush closo in the governor's track,  ''Miss Hallie's children! Miss Hallie's  children! Got 'em safe, Miss Hallio!  Got 'em safe, Miss Hallie! Amen! O  Lord, amen!".the old man shouted as  he rushed along the mad course before  him, deftly slipping under and past ttie  obstructing branches ahd dodging from  the grasp of the man behind, who w. s  plunging straight through the jungle of  roots and limbs, his garments shredded  from him and his flesh torn.  On they came���������the madman always  within reach of the governor, always  eluded by him���������crawling under uplifted  roots, vaulting over tree trunks, tearing;  aside the lowered curtains of vine.--,  while far in the rear the governor's dc.  whined piteously behind some barn..-  they could *__t scale.  "Got 'em safe, Miss Hallie! Got 'em  safe, Miss Hallie!" the governor kept  shouting, but where he had thorn the  parents did not know until the old man  bounded np to them, unbuttoned his  long coat, dropped the children in their  arms and faced his pursuer, beating  him off with the great shattered branch  of a tree. Then back they turned, the  governor in chase, and when Adams  looked up from his babies thoy were  vanishing far down the narrow swath  of the cyclone.  "I've never got it out of him yet,"  Adams often says. "He won't tell how  he knew that Taylor had escaped from  bis keeper or that my children were in  the woods. All he'll say is that it was  Taylor's woods, and ho knew Taylor  wouldn't want any stray children there.  I never heard any prayer that lifted me  so straight to heaven as the governor's  did when I caught up to him. He had  that wild man down, and was kneeling  ou his breast, giving thanks to tbe  Lord."  "What did he say, Adams?" Raynes,  the express agent, likes to ask.  "If you don't know what the governor says when he prays, I can't tell you,"  Adams answers, "but it means enough  to Miss Hallie and mo for us to have  the old man pray for us regularly once  a day. Miss Hallie spoke once of omitting it when we bad some northern  friends visiting us, but I told her that  to act as our chaplain was oue of the  governor'sprerbgatives.''^   =  NELSON  LOTS  **1W  A new Railway under Construction.  \ Buy before the Market rises in the Railway  Centre   and  Seat of Government of  West Kootenay.  Choice Building and Residence Property  REBATE ALLOWED FOR THE ERECTION OF GOOD BUILDINGS  Also Lots for Sale in     NAKUSP DA WSON and ROBSON.  Apply for Prices.  FRANK FLE  Maps, etc.. to  TCHER  Land CommissionerC. & K. Ry. Co., Nelson, B.  the Mcdowell  -WHOLESALE  RETAIL  Druggists  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co.,  10 AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS-STREET,  127  VANCOUVER, B. C.  RIESTERER'S  SPECIAL  30 DAYS  FOR  SUITS, TWEED, FBOM .������_..((  SUITS,. FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP.   A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD, $10,  USUAL PRICE $"l3T0VERC0ATS IN  PROPORTION.^  BREWERY  *  MILL STREET,  NELSON, B. C.  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  ESTABLISHED 1886*  INCORPO RATE   95  Is now able to supply the town and district with  a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle  BEER-  Draught Beer at 50c. per gallon.  Bottle Beer ;?t $10 per Parrel.  ORUEKS CAS Bt: IKFT AT IHI'tlKK'.'*. WAKI'ltl'.  .HAIL   ORDERS   l-K������������NrTI.Y   ATTKMH"I������   To.  R. RIESTERER, Prop.  93  filec  Notice of Application for Crown Grant*  AKE Notice that A.S. Farwell, as Agent  (or S. M. Wharton and Olivet Bordau has  ed thc necessary papers, and made application  for a Crown Grant in favour of tho Mineral  Claim" Homestake," situated in the Trail Creek  Mining Division of West Kootenny District.  Adverse Claimants, if any, must file thoir objections within sixty days from the date of this  publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  -'      . ��������� Gov't Agent.  Nelson, B. C, Nov. 13, 1895. -       (237���������16,11,5)  $20 REWARD   $20  LOST  The following Certificates of Shares  in Tin. Halt. Minks, Ld. : ;  Number B 811, Charles Hall, 23051-23753.  100 shares.  Number B 781, Charles Hall, 18351-18853,  500 shares.  Number B 889, Olive B. Oakes, C0051-C0153,  100 shares.  Number B 890,. Olive B. Oakes, 001SI-C0253,  100 share...  Number B 687, Amelia White, 4025.-M353,  100 shares, ' >��������� .     c.  Number B C-88, Amelia White, 40351-40153,  100 shares.  Tlie transfer of these shares has been stopped  at the Company's ollice in :London and they  are consequently useless to any one except the  above named owners.  The above reward will be paid to any one  returning them to   ���������*  l*_    - JULIUS EHRLICH,  Baker Street,  (i!38" Nelson, B. C.  NAY RAILWAY .  MUllHll-N COiUJtTifl  NOTICE.1!  "^ OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT IT  -*/*���������: i.s the intention of the Columbia and  Kootenay Hailway and Navigation Company  to apply to the Railway Committee of the  Privy Council to sanction the building and  construction of a branch line of railway from  a point on thu Columbia and Kootenay Railway about three and a quarter miles east of  Kobson, to a point, on the bank of the Kootenay  River atits junction with tlie Columbia River,  a distance of about three-ciuarters of a mile,  for the purpose of giving increased facilities to  business and ot* transporting thc products'of  mines, and to sanction the appropriation of the  necessary lands for that purpose under the  compulsory powers vested in the said Company  by the Raihvay Act or any other. Act in its  behalf.  (Signed) J. D. TOWNLEY,  _      - ��������� Secretary.  \ ancouvcr, B. C, Oct. 8,1895.       (226, 1210 5)  The Cassell Gold Extracting Co., Limited.  * THE McARTHUR-FORREST PROCESS (Cyanide.)  Parties having rebellious Gold and Silver Ores for treatment and t  ECONOMY combined with BIG EXTRACTIONS of the precious metals  should send samples for mill tests and further enquiries as to full costs of treatment to the Experimental Works of the Company; addressed  W.   PELLEW-HARVEY.   F..C. S.  McLennan, McFeely & Co.  LIMITED.  122 CORDOVA   ST.,   VANCOUVER,   B. C.  -liii|>������rtcr������ ofHit-t whol.Kitlc il.nlerr* lu���������  MINER'S SUPPLIES,  Contractor's Outfits, Shelf and Heavy Hardware.  BAR IRON <������ FIRTH'S CELEBRATED STEEL  SXJ_?__-_=.I3SrT_53_SrX3������!3SrT,  ���������VJ^-DsTOOTJ-V-ER,  IB-   C.  12(5  Albion iRorWoRKs'Oo,  I-  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS, * * *.  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS,!1 ETC.,  . FISH ; CANNING " AND   MINING  _        MACHINERY, HYDRAULIC GIANTS,  * *.-".* PIPES  AND SINKING   PUMPS  FOB  MINES.  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  8<������I_K ACEV-g I'OB IIEXK.   H. WOKTHIM'TO.VS   STEAM   PIIMI-S   IM) I.VU.KKi-lOI.1.'*  HOCK ItKILI.  <;0.'S STEAM  ROCK I������::il_LS.  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P. 0. DRAWER 12    -    VICTORIA, B. C.  ��������� .    ���������'   (205)  cMdian pacific railway  ____STX-   SOO   PACIFIC   KOT7TE.  GILKER ^ WELIX  MOBE  ID-TEW"  G-OOIDS-  SUITS  I  SERGES,  CHEVOITS,  TWEEDS.  PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys'Clothing.  ��������� .���������-��������� -���������. .- 0  We hold the largest  stock of Cigars in town.    O  brands���������'-La  Progression"   and   "Pride  of the  splendid value.   Call and Inspect.  ur own  West"���������are  GILKER & WELLS, NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  t Route to  Pacific Coast id Eastern Points.   _.  U ""  St. Paul, Chicago,; Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  "    ZR^TIES THE 3_jO"V7"_E]ST.  BRITISH COLUMBIA IRON WORKS  General Founders, Engineers,  Boiler Makers; and Manufacturers   of Al!  Classes of Machinery...    Sawmill  and  Marine Work a Specialty.  soj.e .iia.\uva<:tiii:kb_ of the  Kendall Band Mill, B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines.  -We keep in stock a full supply of Engineer and Mill Supplies, such as Pipe and Fittings1  ,    Bras*. Goods,  Sheet and other Packing Rubber Valves, Rubber and Leathc  Belting, Oils, and Lubricants, etc.  HOISTING ENGINES and SINKINGPUMPSFOE MINES*  Corner Alexander Street and Westminster Ave.; VANGOUYEB B. 0  D.   CARTMEL,       J.-W. CAMPION.      J. E. W. MACFARLANE  Agent West "Kootenay. Secretary-Treasurer. Manawr  SHOOTING SEASON, 1895,  Greatest VarietF of Roatss, Rail id Steamers.  Leaves  jS'elson   Tuesdays and   Fridays   at   11.30   o'clock,   making   close  connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke,  Before buying ticket elsewhere see or write nearest agent.  J. HAMILTON, H- E. MACDO-S'ELL, GEO. McL-'EliOWN.  Agent, Nelson,       Trav. Frgt, and Pass. Agt., Nelson.     Disk Pass.* Agt. Vancouver.  My Fall Goods are now arriving aDd my  stock m a few duys will be*complete..  Eveiy Novelly of the Season, iucludmtr the^  "Lee   Metford"  Army Eifle, Elev's "Peea-  Shot Guns from the factory- of  W TT Tin  dai1'w'S*-,Gre-fUer' J- ^Clabrough &Bro.  and W. Richards.  Trappers'Supplies.   -     Catalogne Just Out,-  CHAS. E. TJSDALL  (143)  VANCOUVER.-


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