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The Miner Jan 25, 1896

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 ill  THE MIMES IN KOOTENAY AEE  AMONG THE ElOHEST IN  AMEEICA.  THE ORES" ARE HIGH-GRADE IN  GOLD, SILVEE, COPPER  AND LEAD.  'Whole Number ,284.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, 'January 25    1896.  Price Five Cent  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Jan.���������  SlI.VKlt.  Lead...  18  ..67*.  i_.D.  NEW YOltK.  20  ...WI ...  21  22  23  07 -.  ,,.(J7 ...  ..(17  2-H)..  ..quiet.     21  .07  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Jan  Jan,  VIA WANETA.  1.10���������War Eagle to Prickly Pear .Tun  VIA   NOKT1II-OKT.  2-13-War Eagle to  E.  Helena   I.c Koi lo Tacoma   Le Koi to Everett   550  i:������n  Hi"  it;  . Total.  7481  Tolal Shipment* Since June, 189,1.  Nelson   Ainsworth   Trail Creek (gold ore)..  Slocan via Nakusp   Slocan via Kaslo   Blue Bel to Pilot Bay.  TON'S  . 1741J  . 1700  .15,0711  . 2,������.ilJ  . 1,8161  .20,511  Total.  .49,505  BULLION SHIPMENTS.  Alreadv -reported since June, 1895,...  Jan. -9-Pllot Bay to Aurora   "   20��������� "    ���������������   22  '* '*    TONS  .  2180  20  20  20  Total.  !,240  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  HO0N.DAKY.  THE WEATHER.  During the early part of the week  the weather was mild, with snow,  which fell heaviiy on Thursday night.  Yesterday was a fine bright day,  giving a promise, fit* frosty weather.  Today is dull and cloudy with a  falling barometer.  TIIEBMOMETER.  Min   Jan/  19-Max..  ...40������  20���������  ...39������  21���������  ...48������  <w   ...43������  23���������  ...40������  24���������    '    ������������������  ...38������  25-  ....32������  ::r-bo  ..'2S������  .22������  ..in"  ..13������  ..13������  These readings are taken at 9 a. in. and consequently represent the highest and lowest  temperature during the preceding 24 hours,  "THE MINER" PBIZE COMPETITION.  The Following Prizes Arc Offered  for the Best Suggestions on tlie  lmproinents   of   tlie   Mining  Laws of British Columbia.  Several new buildings are going up in  Greenwood camp and tbe place presents  quite a busy appearance in consequence.  A company to be known us the Indiana  Consolidated Mining and Development  Co. is beiug formed to work the Indiaua  group in the Boundary camp. They  bavo a good showing of galena carrying  up to 270 ounces silver aud several  dollars in gold. .  The Gold Drop claim, one of the most  promising in the Greenwood camp has  been recently purchased from Joseph  _.etu by ��������� a syndicate - of Vancouver  capital. The Gold Drop contains two  very large veins one ot which measures  30 feet in width and tbe other nearly  double as much. A number of tests on  tbe rock have shown from ������7 to $20 per  ton. The property was first bonded to  the "Montreal and British Columbia  Prospecting and Promoting Co. Ltd.  late last year the option to extend to tbe  first of -July 1890. The company bas  been fo well satisfied with the results of  the work that' they have paid tbe first  installment of $1500 on the purchase  price which is ������15,000. The new owners  have placed a force of men at work under  Messrs. Hanna and Lewis and propose  to push abend from now on. The development of this property will be an  excellent thing for that section of the  Boundary country.  SANDON.  Mr. E. M. Sandilands who has been in  tbe government employ for some time  has resigned his position and proposes to  open a private bank at Sandon in the  near future.  The mining men of this vicinity propose to hold a convention to thoroughly  discuss the requirements of the district  and the best, means of calling the attention of tbe government to them.  THE DOMINION PARLIAMENT  Cabinet 'Cliiiii_.9, Ministerial Statement'.  THE ALBERNI GOLD "FIELD.  Jan. 18.  FIRST PRIZE���������An order on a Tailor  for Clothes to the value of ������25.00.  SECOND PRIZE���������An order on a  Jeweller for $10 worth of Jewelleiy  In order to remove any chance of  missing valuable suggestions we have  decided to withdraw the rule making  the competition available to our subscribers only and to throw it open to  every one. This, we hope, will prove  the honesty of our endeavor to obtain  such hints as will lead to the better  ment of the law.-  It is not necessary that competitors  should go the length of sending in the  draft of a new bill or an amended consolidation of the existing ones. We  onlv ask for "suggestions" for the improvement of the mining acts.  CONDITIONS.  1. Letters con'tainingsuggestious must  be as short as possible, not exceeding  3,000 words, aud must reach The Mineu  office on or before February 15th, 1896.  2 They, must b^writt-n-on" one" _ide  of the paper only, with pencil or ink and  must be signed with some motto, the  author's real name and address being  enclosed in a sealed envelope, which will  not be opened except in the case of the  prize winners. The motto must be written on the ontside of this envelope.  3. The Miner * reserves the right of  publish the whole or any part of the suggestions received.  4.-> A committee ot three will award  the prizes. The names of the judges  composing the committee will be announced shortly. o  We hope that the practical miners and  prospectors who know something of the  actual working of, the miniug laws will  not be backward in giving us the benefit  ���������of their experience.  RAILWAY EXTENSION.  ROSSLAND AND VICINITY.  News has beeu received that the War  Eagle machinery has been released by  the customs authorities. It will now be  sent back to Northport and shipped in  over the wagon load.  It is expected that the Le Roi company  will declare auother dividend the first of  next month. The company proposes to  replace the present plant with a twenty  drill air compressor and other machinery  necessary to push the work ahead more  rapidly.  Work on the War Eagle continues to  give most satisfactory results. The No. 2  tunnel' has tapped lhe large ore chute  directly under the levels. The continuity  of the ore body has been demonstrated  by the fact that the chute as now tapped  is the same width as above while the ore  is said to run somewhat higher iu value.  The No. 2 tunnel runs in 700 feet and  adds 125 feet in depth to the workings.  The amount of ore now in sight is  estimated at 15,000 tons, worth over a  half million dollars. Other claims of the  group are all coming to the front. The  tunnel on the Virginia has been in ore  for some days.  The three cornered fight continues  between the Trail Creek Tramway Co.,  the Rossland Townsite Co. and* the Nelson & Fort Sheppard Co. The Tramway  people have begun condemnation proceedings against both companies, "Work  will be begun and all injunctions met  with cash bonds" says the representative  of tbe company. Mr. Heinze is after the  scalp of the townsite people aud talks  strongly__of not only refusing to deliver  t'i eight and passengers wi"thin"Kbsf-lahd"  but may go further, and plot a townsite  tit the tramway depot across the creek.  No notice will be taken of the located  lines ofthe C. P. R. and N. & F. S.:roads  so a big all round fight may be looked  for.  There is a report to the effect that a  charter will. be applied for at the next  session ot the.House* for a railroad from  . the Columbia river to the Kettle river  country. Tha C. P. R. is supposed to be  back of the scheme. The route at  present' given-is--from the Columbia up  - to Rossland and from there west through  Coryell's pass at the upper end of  Christina lake. On the other side of the  pass the Kettle   river  couutry will  NEW   DESVEH.  l.uturns have been.reeeivedfrom the  first" shipments of ore made from  Springer Creek. That from the  Howard Fraction showed 103 ounces  of silver and $17',- gold to the ton, Lho  shipment of about C_ tons giving a net  return of slightly over $100, after pay.-  ing freight and treatment.  The ore from the Exchange also on  Springer Creek proved lo bo of almost  the same value.  C. Murphy while developing thu  Two Friends n, claim on Springer  Creek in which Mr. Mni'pol. is interested, struck a foot of very rich galena  carrying grey copper,,with some high  grade carbonates.  Col. Prior was introduced and took  his seat, on Friday 15 amid prolonged  ministerial cheers; Sir Adolphe Caron  then read the following statement  with regard Lo ministerial'changes.  On the orders of the day being  reached in the Commons yesterday,  Sir Adolphe Caron said: "Before the  orders of the tjay are called, I desire to  make a statement to the house,-and I  wish to say (hat the statement I am  about to make has been submitted to  the Governor-General by the prime  minister, and I am authorized to state  that iu its bearings on the position of  the Crown in matters of this nature, it  has His Excellency's aproval.  Since leference has been made in  this house to the retirement from  office of certain members of the government, the prime minister has had  an opportunity of reviewing the circumstances connected with these  resignations, and has satisfied himself  that the best interests of the country  would be served, notwithstanding any  difference of opinion that exists respecting Lhe importance of filling the  portfolio made vacant by the resignation of Mr. Angers, by the return to  their former positions in the cabinet  of those who deemed it their duty to  retire on account of that vacancy, the  importance of filling which cannot be  questioned, as a sufficient reason for  the resignation of any member of the  government. (Sir Richard Cartwright:  Hear, hear.) This view, however, was  not concurred in by some of his colleagues, who urged that the -.meeting of  parliament with a Quebec portfolio  vacant, might seriously imperil certain  important measures to be presented  during the session. He had reasonable  hopes of being able to fill that position  up to the very day when^parliament met,  and was disappointed that his efforts  failed.  After the opening of parliament certain  members of the government sent their  resignations to the prime minister, giving,  among other reasons, the fact that having failed to fill the portfolio mentioned,  aud also that he evidently intended to go  on with the transaction of public business with an inci-mplete cabinet, they  thought this, course was too great a  departure from sound constitutional  practice, (laughter) and so weak, (hear,  near,) as a matter ot policy, that they  were unwilling any longer to remain  members of au incomplete government.  (Laughter.)  Continuing, Sir Adolphe said: "Since  the receipt of the resignations referred to  the objections put forward by the ministers who have resigned have been  removed by the-acceptance of a seat in-  the cabinet by Hon. Mr. Desjardins,'a  gentleman well known and highly esteemed in the province of Quebec for  ability and integrity of 'character, and  by - the admission to the ministry of Sir  Charles Tupper, Bart. (Ministerial  cheers.) Under the circumstances," and  with these objections removed, the ministers who resigned have deemed it consistent with their duty to their country  to resume the posts they respectively  held in the government. (Ironical cheers  and laughter.) Il is gratifying, therefore, to be able to inform the house and  country that a ministry has been formed  which will command the support of a  majority in parliament and enable us to  proceed" with the measures fore-shadowed  iu the speech from the throne.  The ministry is as follows: Premier  and president of privy council, Sir Mac-  kenzie Bowell; postmaster-general, Sir  A.-P. Caron; marine, Mr. Costigan; finance, Mr. Foster; railways, Mr. Haggart;  public works, Mr. Ouimet; interior, Mr.  Daly; justice, Mr. Dickey; secretary of  state, Sir Charles Tupper, Bart.; agriculture, Dr. Montague; trade and commerce,  Mr. Ives; controller of inland revenue,  Col. Prior; militia, Mr. Desjardins; ministers without portfolios, Sir Frank Smith  and Mr. Ferguson."  Mr. McKeen, M.P. has resigned his  seat for Cape ' Breton in favor of Sir  Charles Tupper.    *  PRINCE  HENRY   OF BATTENBUKG  LOCAL   NEWS.  0UB PRIZE 0OMPETITON.  NEW   NORWAY.  easily reached. The importance of such  a line to the district can scarcely be overestimated, and the tonnage offered would  be a heavy one almost from the opening  of the road."  '" ASSAULT CASE.  The Norwegian colony at Bella Coola  is  well and thriving.       Tho   settlers  have completed about 15 miles of road  be ! and - several miles of trail anel  path  ;' The case of Walter Sully, charged with  . aggravated assault, with. a cleaver, on  James McKernan came up before Capt.  Fitzstubbs, S. M., Wednesday morning.  Mr. J. H. Bowes appeared on behalf of  Sully. The case -was opened by a statement from Mr. Bowes that the.plaintiff  was willing to reduce the charge to one  of common assault. This was not allowed  and after a staten-ent from Sully the  court imposed a fine of ������50 iu view of  the circumstances. The trouble grew  out of some rather persistent bantering  on the part of McKernan. Sully thinking the teasing had gone far enough  attempted to put an end to the joke and  perpetrator. No attempt was made  however to show justification for such  extreme measures and Sully's escape  from more severe penalty rather surprised  him. Capt. Fitzstubbs took occabion to  address a few words of timely warning  to both par ties.  ways as well as bridges." The population numbers about 200 aud they have  an average of 2 acres per head cleared.  The thermometer, has only reached  zero tw.ice this winter. A saw mill is  urgently needed.  SIR HENRY CREASE RETIRES.  An impressive ceremony took place  in the Supreme Court, Victoria, last  week when Sir Henry Crease took his  formal leave of the bench of British  Columbia. All the judges of lhe  Supreme Court were present with a  large number of the leading members  of the bar. Tbe Chief Justice in a  very graceful speech referred to the  25 years service which the retiring  judge had. given to the country, and  congiatulated him on being singled  out by Her Majesty for the honor of  knighthood. The Hon. D.'M. Eberts  Attorney-General on behalf ot the bar  made a similar speech. Sir Henry  who was much affected replied in  suitable terms remarking that he  viewed ��������� his knighthood more as an  honor lo the province than as a  personal matter.  Dies of Fever on the West Coast of Africa.  The deadly climate of the Gold  Coast has selected as its victim the  most prominent, man' in the British  expeditionary force.  Prince Henry of Batten burg lhe  husband of the Queen's youngest  daughter, the Princess Beatrice,  accompanied the force in the hope of  seeing some active service, lie arrived  within 30 miles of Coomassie when Lhe  fever struck him. Willi all haste he  was carried to the rear and put on  board a despatch boat which steamed  away towards Maderia, whioh is 3 or  _ days steam from Accra. The fever  however had got too firm a hold and  on Lhe way the Prince expiied.  Tho death of Prince Henry is in no  way of any political importance but  the nation will sympathize with the  widowed Princess in her trouble, and  it is to be fear.ed that the Queen will  feel very deeply the shock of the death  of her favorite daughter's husband.  Anything that causes our beloved  Queen distress hurts the nation.  CHUKCI1 NOTICES.  Sunday, January 20,  189(5.  Methodist Cumtcii, Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. in. and7.30 p. m. Evening subject-:  "After a Big Slake." Sunday School  2.30 p. in.' Prayer meeting on Friday  evening at S o'clock. Epworlh League  of C.-ii. on Tuesday evening at 8  o'clock.  Pre-uyte-U.-N Chubch. Services  at 11 a. tn. and 7 p. in. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p. m. Christian  Eudeavoi Society meets every Monday  evening at S o'clock.  Roman Catholic Ciiukch. Services  first and second Sundays of Lhe month  at Nelson. Mass at 10.3.. Vespers  at 7.30.  ��������� AiiiiEi'Ni, B.C  To Tho Editor of Tiik Miner.  Knowing your desire for any and all  information likely to interest tbe mining  population of B. C. and elsewhere, the  following notes are submitted with the  belief that the remoteness of this  district will not make them less acceptable. The result of the past year's work  work in Alberni district has demonstrated  beyond a reasonable doubt the several  points in which mining meu are most  interested. In the first" place the desirable metels are here in quantities and  shape to possess commercial value from a  mining standpoint. They are here in  bodies large enough and numerous  enough to render reasonable the hope  that this section Avill in time rank among  the important mining districts of B. C.  In the second place a number of the  claims are so located that the transpoi-  tation problem, always a vital factor iu  such matters, presents very few difficulties. In ' many cases the leads are either  on or in close'proximity to the shores of  the Alberni Canal, aud tbe building of a  wharf and putting down of a few rails  will oe all that is necessary. Others are  located near enough to salt water to  reach it by easily constructed roads.  Such favorable . conditions will no doubt  result in an earlier development than  could otherwise be hoped for.  Mr. Sutton the government expert,  who spent several months in making au  examination ofthe general characteristics  of this section, has given a very favorable  report on whut he saw and more recent  discoveries have fully confirmed his  opinions. The mineral belt which  traverses the district is from 15 to 20  miles wide and of an unknown north and  south extension. The floor of this belt is  syenite; the country rock dioritic and  feldtspathic carrying bands of slate  limestone and quartzite. In most cases  tbe quartz veins are strong and well  defined, presenting good working width  aud giving every indication of carrying  depth. While a" few very rich strikes  have been made most of tha leads are low  in grade and will require a considerable  ������������������mount of capi;il to put them on a paying basis. The u',_ly claims carrying high  grade rock as yet located are on Mineral  hill at the head of a small tributary o,  China creek. Of these the "Albert::"  contains the best showing. Two parallel  veins of crystalline quartz have been  uncovered on this claim. The quartz  contains free gold in minute particles associated with small spots of blende. The  veins run from 18 to 30 inches in width  and some very high assays have been  secured from them. These assays were  corroborated by a mill test on two tons  of the rock last fall. The figures were  not made public but it is understood that  they ran near the thousand dollar '".vk  to the ton. Unfortunately for the :/to-  gress of the - camp this aud several  adjoining claims of almost equal value  are tied up by a suit which will take some  time to settle. Other claims of a similar  nature but of lower grade' have been  located iu this vicinity and in several  instances preparations are being made to  take up development work oh an extensive scale in the spring.  On and near the banks of the Alberni  Canal the majority of the locations show  quite a different class of ledges. There  the leads are wide, ranging from four to  twenty feet from wall to wall. The  gangue is heavily charged with pyrites  and the grade is low. Many of the leads  will not p'ly to work even with the  present improved processes. Others will  respond with a fair profit to capital with  confidence-enough-to open_them_up.on_a  large scale.  Tho "Starlight" is the only claim  located on free milling rock in this section.  Naturally it has been the first to secure  capital for development and will soon be  thoroughly prospected. On Granite and  Williams creeks, some nine rr.iies from  Alberni and near the Canal, a number of  locations have been made. The most  promising of these are the "Star of the  West" with 6 to 7 feet of S10 "rock, mill  tested; the "Islander" just now being  floated at ������100,000, and the "Nevada"  aud "Lion" claims.     ������  Further down the Canal a number of  locations have been made which will be  described iu another letter.   .  -   Chee Chako.  coast  East  from  been  The dates of the spring sittings of i  the County Court are advertised   in  another column. |  Tenders are invited in another  column for tbe lease of timber limits  up Sproule Creek.  Mr. W. A. Jowett left for lhe  today and Mr. Pied Irvine went  for a well earned holiday.  Mr.   G.   M.   Sproat    returned  Sandon    on    Thursday    having  absent for nearly two months.  The committee of the Hospital Ball  which wtis held last week at the Hotel  Phair have handed over $32 to the  Hospital trust ees.  E. Watts, superintendent- of the  Wellington mine, went out to Evei-ut"  on Friday. Four car loads of ore from  the mine have been sent to the smelter  there.  Phil Aspinwall, G. W. Richardson,  Dr. Quintan and Sheriff Robinson left  yesterdav-for Rossland and Messrs.  Byron White, Herrick and A. H.  Buchanan went out to Spokane.  Mr. George Wise of England will  give three lectures next week on the  general subject of "infidelity Challenged," A feature of the lectures is  that questions and discussions are  invited. Particulars are announced in  handbills. ,  We have received the first number  of Massey's magazine, which is we  believe the first attempt in Canada jto  publish a high class monthly at the  low price often cents. The work is  issued from the Massey Press Toronto  and is creditable in every respect.  Mr, H. Al. Adams, travelling freight  agent for the Oregon Railway and  Navigation Company, is making a  general tour of the Kootenay country  in the interests of his company. Mr.  Adams is cf the opinion that his company will be able to become an  important factor in the freight business  of this section.  The s.s. Nakusp succeeded in breaking through the ice in the Narrows  between the Upper and Lower Arrow  Lakes on Sunday last and again on  Thursday. The scene is described by  J, traveller as being quite Arctic. The  river is a white plain, bordered by  white mountains.- Through the plain  wanders the narrow canal like passage  which tbe steamer had cut for herself.  A ("000 volt meeting of the directors  was held at the Nelson Electric Light,  Co's. power house yesterday. The  current became so strong at one time  that two temper switches burned out  with a flash of blue Hame and it wax  found necessary to shut off the circuit  with a shovel. Some'important move  must be contemplated as two directors  were observed going to bank very  hurriedly.  The Commissioners of the,General  Land office at Washington have  refused Mr. Corbin permission for the  construction of the Columbia and R'*d  Mountain railway across the Colville  Indian Reserve. The Commissioners  are willing to accept tbe map and plot  as soon as the President's proclamation, throwing open the reserve is  issued, but in the meantime have  returned them to Spokane.  Mr, R. G. Tatlow came in on Sunday  last and left- again on Wednesday  He came to Nelson for the purpose of  taking over the books of the  Telephone Company which will  henceforth be kept in Vancouver. It.  will be remembered that the local company has been amalgamated with the  Vernon Co. An attempt is being  made bv a Vancouver Syndicate to  consolidate all the several small com -  panies that   were   in   existence    in  In consequence of the dislocation of  the mail system of the couutry and of  the uncertainty that attends the timo*  which a letter will nceupy in travelling-  between any two pointn, we have postponed the dale fur receiving the letter-  in this competitiou tin Iii the 15th of  February.  We have much pleasure in anuounci.1 g*  that Mn. J. H. liowEs, Banister, arid  Mn. J. A. Tuiinek, Meichunt, liav,*  consented to 'nctj as judges, Both thes--'  gentlemen are well and r.ivorably known  throughout the district.- Should tliey.be-  unable to arrive at a decision they will' be  at liberty to call in a third person to act  as arbitrator. -  Now is the time for any oue who has-it  grievance against the miuing. laws. t,.  register his kick���������iind run a chnucenE  getting something for it into the biirgaiii.  MURDER AT COLVILLE.      :  Trial mill Conviction ui'u 11 us La ml and Wily.  A trial has just been concluded *)",-.-���������  Colville, Wash., which hu3 brought i<  light a string ut tho foullest crimes. -\.  man named Niese aud his wife Hut!-,*  have beeu convicted of murder lu iv,_  second degree. ���������-': '  The history of the affair goes bae';  some way. Adolph Niese who is] ,i  German came iu America in 1880 ana  settled iu Ottumwu, lown, in 1882. Th-i-_  he married a Miss Geisel, also a Geru__ii.  .-he died iu 1890 leaving three children.  At this time Niese was a well to do mail  being the owner of a line residence and  other property in Ottumwu, ,':  Witluu six" moutLis oE his wife's death  he married Martha Volzj and lived  happily with her until 1892 when her  sister came to live with them. Nieso  became enamored of his sister-in-law and  after insuring his wife's life for 850;Hi  burnt down nis house ugeth-r wiih ii..*  wife, who had just been confined, and Ji\:r  infant. He was careful to remove his  other children (by his first wife) and alii  the tin box containing the insurant  policy ou his wife's life. For this he wti'ri  tried for his life aud was acquitted.  This was considered as a gross miscarriage of justiueaud Niese was secretly  aided by the prison authorities to escape  from the town. '      ', ���������  He then came to Coville aud married _  his present wife, Hntiie, sifter of his last  wife, The new stepmother aided by lie.r  husband began a system of crueity  towards her step children, which resulted  iu the death of a little b.y Adolph. The  parents attributed his death to heart  disease, and vaiious other complaints,  and as a last resort (io account for certain  bruises) to his having fallen dowu tlie  bank of the Columbia river.  The jury however ul the trial nt Colville  last Saturday b.uunht in a verdict ol!  murder lu the second degree, after being  out 23 hours, against both bus-baud  and wife. 'Sentence was- deferred but it ���������  is unlikely that the two miscreants will  have any further opportunity of pursuing  their nefarious practices.  GERMANY      CELEBRATES    HEK*  Twunty-Filili   Anniversary.  different parts of the province.  Mr. Byion N. White was in town on  Thursday and left yesterday I'or  Spokane, He had been six days so far  getting from Sandon to Nelson on his  way out. He reports the ore export  from Slocau as being completely at. a  standstill. The Nakusp line is still  running but from Nakusp up to Revelstoke delayed cargoes , of ore are  scattered at every point. The Kaslo  line was in trouble again and no ore  was going out that way. It is needless  for us to point., out not only Lhe inconvenience but direct loss which "mine  owners sutler in consequence.  THE PARIS BELLE TRIAL.  The hearing of this case, the opening  of which was reported in our last issue,  was continued before the Chief .Justice  at Victoria on the Ulth. Shortly, the  previous arguments had been; for the  plaintiffs, .the Nelson >nd Fort Sheppard Railway, that the claim was  improperly*-* located, there being no  mineral on it and that if it is legally  held defendants have surface rights  only so far as their necessit ies for work  require. Defendants urge that there is  mineral in site' in the shaft and that  Lhe claim was located previous to Lhe  railway's land grant beihg made.  "Mr. "Bodwell for the plaintiffs contended that assuming there was a  location prior to the railway's land  grant, it was not properly recorded  and was abandoned by the locators  and that at the time the land grant  was made the land was unoccupied.  After hearing counsel for tbe defence  judgment was reserved.  END OF'THE ASHANTEE. WAR. "  This campaign has partaken somewhat of the nature of that expedition  in which the King of France is reported to have walked up a hill and then  walked down again  THE SKATING- RINK-  The Carnival at tha skating rink  which was advertised to come off last.  Wednesday was postponed unjil  tonight in consequence of the soft  weather. The ice is now in splendid  condition, Lhe frosts of the last night  or two having enabled the management to put a good surface on it.,, It,is  said that many, good costumes an*  being prepared for tonight and it is  expected that the affair will be a great  success.  Last Saturday the racing attracted  a large crowd the events being.won as  follows, Men's race 1 mile, 11. Donogli.  boys race, half mile, Clarence Goepel.  Potatoe race, li. Donogli.  A match has been arranged to come  off next week between II. Donogli and  Sandy Mills. The day is not yet fixed  but it will probably be Friday or  Saturday.  Saturday, January 18, being the 25th: *  anniversary of thc crowning at Versailleji  of the first Emperor of Uuited Germany  was celebrated throughout the Empiie  with great rejoiciug. All business watt  suspended and the day spent us a public  holiday. ;'  A great fete w..s held in  the White  Ball of  the  Castle   at  BerJiu   presided  over  by  the   Emperor   in  person,   and  atteuded by  the Empress,  the Dowager. ���������  Empress,  the four eldest princes and nil"  the great dignitaries of the Empire.   Thie  statues of the   Emperors William   and  Freclerick^'were    crowued^witlrlaurelr"  The Emperor read a   speech   from tlie  throne officially declaring the nutional  natuie ofthe day.   It contained a cruel;  stab at France which will uot help tb  heal the feeling betweeu the two nation.-''..  It   theii   proceeded    to   enumerate 'Uni  various blessings  the nation had exper- ���������  ieuced during    the past  25  years   und  referred    in   warm   ternis  of eulogy   to  Prince Bismarck.   The Emperor  dwelt,  on  his   efforts   to   maintain   peace aud  vowed to continue them.  This auuounce-  meut together   with    the   reference   to  Bismarck was met with cheers.  The Emperor issued a deciee granting'  amnesty to offenders whose sentences do '  not exceed six weeks imprisonment or 150 ,  murks fine.      The rescript begins nls<>  with    the   remark   that    the-Emperor-  intends to pardon all military-offenders. -  TUB  CUIUS   WAR.  THE SMELTER.  The Smelter still continues working  like a charm. A slight trouble arose  through au accumulation ot copper in  the cruicible, but as soon as its presence  was  detected  it was  easily dealt -with  Geueral Woyler has been "appointed  Governor of Cuba iu the place of General"  Campos. He.-says that the situation in-  Cuba is not dangerous since the insurgents have always beeu defeated iu every  engagement. .He intends to organize a  now plan of campaign. .  Geueral  Campos  is  indignant  at - bis ,  removal. He has been gazetted President  of the Supreme Military Court of Justice  at Madrid but refuses to accept it.  The news from Cuba continues to be  almost unintelligible- without a good  map of the country. .Telegrams nnd  letters arrive without sequence and are  published just as they arrive. The news  in todays paper may have happened a  week alter that which appears tomorrow.  Only one thing appears certain and.that  is that the insurgents are creating an  immense amount" of havoc and destruction and - are actually advancing on  Havana itself. They are burning railway bridges and blowing up locomotives  and . destroying -*_normous quantities ot  Two tons of this stuff were drawn   off in j tobacco.     If  this "sort  of thint; goes on  the-question will be  not one ot independence from Spain but the deprivation of  the world of one of its greatest luxuries,  i a choice Havana. .  one dav going 98 per cent iu copper.  Under careless management this might  have lead to-trouble but Mr. Johnson  .was perfectly equal to the occasion.  The new sheaves for the   tramway  arrived last  week   ahd  have  beeu   fitted,  REGENT BONDS-  The British force under  Sir Francis j with the result that the affair is running  Scott occupied Coomassie, the capital,  without opposition. King Prein pel-  yielded at once and accepted all the  British demands without demur.  The greater part of the foi ce has returned to the coast and has by this  time reeiiibarked for England. There-  is a general rejoicing among the white  residents of The Gold Coast at the  bloodless victory.  well.    In order to get ahead of the srael- j     J. E.-Boss  ter the tramway will be worked day   aud ; Tenderfoot,  has  bonded  Old    Timer  the   United,  and   Union  niiiht for some little time.  lt is rumored that the Nelson and  Fort Sheppard Railway will build  a spur into the stm-lter. This would  leave the iii-'iiniine some two miles  below, the i-ld .tattoo on the hill and  come back crossing the town by one  of the streets above the school house.  claims at Ainsworlh.  John A. Finch is evidently impressed  with the value of the .claims in the dry  ore belt at, Lhe south of Slocan Lake.  In addition to the Enterprise and  SI-ican Queen, he has now bonded the  At lington and Burlington for ..50,00.)  paying dowu $5,000 cash. THE MINER, NELSON,   B. C, STURDAY, JANUARY 25, 1896.  - ���������__IX3C2r-_-4-SI__l______SJi  Dade Harkj������������ w.6ddlng  By VIOLA ROSEEOEO.  {Copyright, 18)5, by American Press Association.]  Half a dozen people wore sitting on  tho wido veranda (gallery, thoy called  it) of tlio summer hotel at Over ton i a.  Ovevtonia wns a new coal niining town  built on tho fouudation of au old mountain village.  When tho whito front gato clicked  and tho thin bent figuro of tho coal  company's presidentc::mo slowly up tho  walk, everybody on the gallery shifted  position a littlo as an unconscious expression of (lefu-cnco, and ns tho dignitary drew nearer tho two young meu of  tho party ro-o to their i'eot, but though  tho apparent difficulty of his movomc-ut  might havo s.omcd to sanction such a  courtosy they did not offer him an arm  ip tho stops. They woll know that tho  lolonel would not appreciate such attention. Tho colonel's clean shaven  dark faco woro an odd characteristic expression, hecauso his brows weio knit,  and his lips and keen blue eyes wero  faintly and quizzically smiling. When  ho reached tho top of (ho stops, he lifted his broad soft hat to tho ladies and  took a look at everybody. "I've got somo  news for you," ho said.  "Aw; paw!"  "Colonel, you'ro a godsend."  "Tell us, quick."  Tho roplios to this bonciiccnt state-  in out tumbled over each othor.  "You're all invited to n party, " said  tho colonel, seating himself slowly in  tho shock bottom chair a negro girl  placed for him in front of tho rest of tho  party. Tho excitement of the Indies,  young and old, rose to dramatic heights,  and even tho young men could not prevent their countenances brightening. A  pretty, crinkly hoaded, brown hucd girl,  all ribbons and bangles, fell upon tlio  colonel bodily.  "Aw, paw," sho cried again, "toll  us, is it over at the Alpine House?"  "Moro likely it'sdown at thocollego,"  said another lady.  "Tell us, colonel," said ouo of tho  young .men, with' an effort at iusouoi-  ance.  "Charley," said the colonel to his  daughter, who, despite hor failuro to be  a boy, had been named for himself, "get  away from my lanio shoulder. Si t down,  and I'll toll you ail about it. I reckon  nonoof you'd guess in a month."  The suspenso intensified and in several  minds becumo shadowed with doubt as  to whether anything so inconceivable  could be desirable.  "Ait Harking bas a girl who is going  to get married Wednesday night. Ho's  going to givo her a big wedding and  invites everybody in the houso to"���������  The colonel got no further. A shrill  vocal storm.broko over his huad, and jio  tilted his chair hack against a wooden  pillar and -waited i'or it to subside.  All his audience were sufficiently interested and .informed iii the affairs of  '" the miiio to know that jnst now an invitation from Art Harkins resembled iu  ono way a similar attention from royalty. It had tho force of a command. Art  Harkins was a mountaineer who could  not reud nor .write, but who, by astuteness, energy, and, as was genoraily believed, cunning unscrupulousness, had  actually contrived to get rich, rich not  merely for a mountaineer, but rich even  in the opinion of the impressive, imaginative and influential bankrupts who  formed the majority of the niining company. Harkins was a meinbor of tlie  company and a large stock owner, and  all tho women in tho Hotel knew that for  weeks their various, masculine relatives  had been hanging iii midair in somo in-,  comprehensible but terribly real busi-  "ness "uncertainty ,_f ronrwlrich-'only"Ar.r  Harkins could deliver thorn. And now  . this homespun diplomat invited them to  a wedding party! Tho group on the gallery grew so vocal that feininino rc-en-  -orc-hicuts hurried out'of thc house to  seo what was tho matter.. Under tho circumstances, after a little bewildered  wavering, it was soon agreed that noth-  _. ihgcould.be more amusing, more J'uu,  moro novel and generally "delightful  than to go to Dado Harkins' wedding.  "And thou," said Mrs. Peytco, "no  ono but ourselves, no one that matters, I  -   mean, need  know  anything  about it. |  ., 'Tisn'ti as if wo woro over at tho Alpino  House and'had to explain things some  way to half tho gulf states."  Mrs. -Poytoo was u round littlo-bru-  netto widow who was of ten culled "very  taking." Sho was ;i cousin of Charley  Overman's; through Charlny's mother's  side of tho houso, and in a very easy go-  .ing way,- which was all tho way thay  knew, she was chaperoning tho girl. Socially sho shone tho moro for her connection with tho Overmans.  . '- Tho colonel was considered an impor  taut man throughout tho state, and,  moreover, ho was counted charming,, "a  -fiuo conversationist and a good speaker." Iu her heart of hearts Mrs. Peytco  had como to tho conclusion that it was  - most desirable that, he should marry a  good wifo, havo somebody hotter than a  giddy slip of a girl to take care of him  and lot soni'-body get tho good of tho  distinguished position awaiting his  wifo. Mrs. Peytee"had" faith in the future of the mines, and she liked the colonel. '   "  Several ladies among tlio summer col-  unists at Ov.rtonia divined thu existence of theso views in Mrs. Peytee's  mind���������by tho power of kindred sympathies perhnp.i���������although she had never  confided in them. Charley," however,  was unsuspicious. Just now she was de  voting all tho thought she gave the subjects of love nnd marriage to their moro  important aspects as connected wirh  herself.' She was in love with ono of  the young men on lho gallery, and ho  was in lovo with hsr. ������  His name was Harry Williams; und  he was- tho -on of another ' member of  the mining company. It was a desirablo  and suitable thing that these two should  marry, and as nobody had the least objection or threw the slightest obstacle  in the way of their courtship,- but, on  the  contrary, ns  every ono  about  did  what they could, in the modest southern way, to further it, of courso thoir  progref.?; toward an understanding wa3  slow. Upon themselves devolved the  whole task of mnking tho piith of true  love properly difiicult.  Charley had  firm  ideas a.s to the degree  of  assertive, pevriston.:   devotion,  displayed regard lo:-s of discouragements,  that becumo a man   und a suitor, and  that perinilied a girl to surrender gracefully, andHai-y had fixed sentiment:' as  to tho bad ti.sto  and  blindness and import inent-o of a man who put himself in !  tho position of a rejected suitor,  lt will j  ho seen at onco that these yoiuig peoplo j  woro both very young, and that thu girl, \  as is tho caso so often, had  a more ro- j  inantic, literary and  traditional edncu' i  tion iu lovo liil'nirs than her lover.   Tho  insincerity of  youth clung about their  uotions, and yet it was because thoy  r  i% ^r\-v'#W'  ml YfW\  /fir/ -...  U-i//'f'A  - i)J(w ������������������������������������_��������� *.fy-'-,--y  ������������������'^cf-���������v ���������;    AW  '"li WI v   %r^t.  ���������*-?s*3  li!  *������  ���������- ...... .-,'.i----;-".i";^;S^H-'i--V-.  Mic ml an thc floor.  v/cro so young that they were somewhat  governed by thorn instead of following  the   dictates  of  their  hearts, liko  tho  wiser .Mi's. Peytee.  Nevertheless, thanks to nature's contempt for the theorizing of her children,  they had mado somo progress in their  knowledge each of tho other's state of  mind.  Everybody knows that weddings aro  contu^ious. Whon Harry that'afternoon  on tho gallery listened lo thu discussion  of tho coming festivity at old Harkins',  ho had what ho took���������perhaps I hud better say mistook���������i'or a small but happy  inspiration. Ho mado up his mind afc  once that 011 that night ho would declaro  himself to Charley. Ho would tako her  to tho wedding in the only buggy that  was to bo had iu Overtouia. Harkins"  placo was two miles from the hotel on a  rough road. It was strange if coming  homo that night he could not find a felicitous moment for���������what he was going  to say and what bo was going to do���������for  docisivo stops, let us say. An ovening  buggy rido exactly suited his ideas of a  proper occasion i'or serious lovomaking.  He had regretted moro than . once that  life on tho mountaiu offered so few such  opportunities, but; tho roads wero so bad  that iu the public mind only somo definite necessary ond justified recourse t.o  travel on wheels. In tho fullness of his  heart Harry embellished his little plan  with various decorative features. Among  other things, ho thought that he would  send off at once to Nnshvillo for an engagement ring, so as to surprise Charley  with tho promptness of its appearance.  No really grownup person, with brains  enough to learn from experience, would  ever havedared to tempt fate by such  crass confidence as this, and a more p.eu-  etratingly tactful youth would have  known that Charley, oven if she accepted him, would not bo altogether pleased  by this particular form of foresight.  But Harry wus, in fact, but a boy  and one suro to be generally astray as  to what men have boon pleased to christen the mysteries of woman's heart,  though I dare say, if women had been-  managing the world's affairs and literature for the last several thousand  years, we should bo hearing just as  -much -about-tho-uuf athomablc mysteries-  of man's heart, the fact simply being  that tho mystery lies in those arrangements of an over inscrutable Providence,  by which it is established th ut tho soxos  shall bo eternally divided, however appearances may sometimes contradict tho  fact, by an impassable gulf of mutual  misunderstanding.  When Harry was seized with those  dreams, ho was so moved by them that  ho turned away from tlio agitatod group,  laughing and chattering about tho Harkins family, "and went and stood peering through tho honeysuckle vine at tho  other end of tho gallery. Charley called  to liim, and ho did not hear hor:  "Mr. H-a-r-r-y," cried ono of tho  othor girls, "Charley wants to know  what you aro going to wear."  "Excuse mo," said Harry, coming  toward tlicni, but then he forgot to  mako any reply, in tho distraction of  seeing Charley's brown eyes turned up  to his, and nimble to endure just then  tho glancing frivolity of the talk ho  picked np his hut and strolled down tho  walk.  Charley i'olt distinctly miserable that  she had been snubbed, so she laughed  with merry abandon at tho information  I that Art Harkins never, under any cir-  j cumstnnccs, took off his hat and would  i undoubtedly out Dado's wedding supper  j .with it on, and then she danced away  ; into tho big empty hall, dragged her-  I self slowly up tho stairs and crept off  [.into au unfrequented' garret In the  ! crowded house, this," since sho fell in  I lovo-aud needed ono, had become her  j place  of   meditation.     Sho  was  ovcr-  ��������� wrought by cho unaccustomed and star-  ; tlihg amouut of sensation her days now  !"brought her, nnd by dramatically pic-'  j turing various unpleasant possibilities  ; to herself as probabilities, though not  i in" thc  Icust-really believing  iu them,  ' she managed-to.ruiicyc hcrsolf by-a few  ; tears, and then she crept oyer to the  j ono small square low window that lit  ' the place. She sat on the lloor and press-  : ed her face against the sh;.- and gavo  , herseif up to J'urrhr-r dreaming,'imi; now  ; of vague, sweet possibilities, probabilities, sun 'y.' tiurelr!-  j There were  . house that loo  .of ihe gr*-"*.] yard s _*e s."_-  ti-rcd by - bi-j  rreHisoi'!  ��������� beneath  its  shade was  : bench. ''���������'  i     When  Harry found a chancy to drag  no other y.'i*ulows iu the  cud 1,own into tho corner  v. It was shei-  g-riip'-vine, and  an old garden  Mrs. Pcytce to this spot Tor a conflden  tial interviow, it was under the delusion that it was invisible to all indoors.  He and Mrs. Peytee wero always very  good friends, and now, seized with ������  sudden need of a sympathetic ear, it  was to her that ho turned. That idea  about tho ring tlmt had slipped through  his head became fix' .1 now by nothing  more or less personal i.jh.:nself or Char-  Icy than tho chanco ho saw of making  it an easy pretext i'or tolling his tale to  Mrs. Peytee.  "Como, sit around by tho grapevine  with mc," ho said when, turning back  to tho houso in his restless tramping,  ho mot her in tho yard.  Mrs. Peytco was always gracious, and  sho took his arm with a flattering air of  possession and interest, and dragging  her fresh trailing muslins after hor sho  sought with him "tho seclusion of tho  rustio bench beneath the shadow of tho  grapevine.  It was no thanks to Harry's wisdom  that ho had not mado a decided blunder  in hit' selection of a confidant, for Mrs.  Peytee, liko many a better woman, was  all but suro to /hid a man in lovo au  odious and tiresome or a noble and gratifying spectacle, according as he was not  or was in lovo with herself, but now  sho wus moved to an unusual patience  with Harry, because sho was suro that  tho colonel's eligibility for marriage  and in all probability his inclination toward that stato would be much increased by Charley's entrance upon it.  "I want to measure your finger, Miss  Kate," said Harry, standing in front of  her. c  "Mercy on us, what for?" said Mrs.  Pcytce, loaning back and looking up at  him with brilliant black eyes.  "Because I_ heard Miss Charley say  that you and she wore the same sized  gloves."  Ho was looking down upon her with  a pleased fatuous sense of being rather  neat in his way of introducing his subject and of shining a little in this early  sceuo of tho lovely happy drama he had  in his mind.  Charley in turn was looking down upon them both from tho garret window.  Sho now saw him sit down on Mrs. Peytee's right hand, decidedly close to her,  tako a string from his pocket and begin  wh_*S proved to be tho troublesome and  lengthy task of measuring the- forefinger  of hor left hand. Of course it was Mrs.  Peytee who took caro that the little task  should bo amusingly difficult, and of  courso Harry was so innocent���������in the  masculine way���������that ho was all unwarii'-  ed by Lis conscience of the coquettish  character of those delays.  From her.window Charley could even  seo the shy, happy embarrassment on his  face and the quizzical, half languishing  glance of the widow.-  Naturally from all this she drew conclusions, and inevitably, like most human conclusions, they were erroneous.  How natural aud assured her mistake  was, however, how littlo it resembled  tho conduct so often displayed in the  first act of a play by a heroine who sacrifices all ordinary intelligence to the  interests of tho playwright, probably  only thoso can fully understand who  havo some knowledge of tho curious and  complicated code* that governs flirtation  and lovomaking in large sections of  southern society. An exposition of this  code would bo interesting, it seems to  me, but my present mission will bo better met by simply saying that Charley,  according to the ideas in which she was  bred, had good grounds for feeling that  she had looked upon a more significant  sceno than any that had passed between  her and Harry, or that, if he were only  flirting with the naughty Mrs. Peytee,  it was only the more probable that he  was only flirting.with her���������a form of  amusement, this, by the way, in which  -up-to-somo-rather���������indefinite -point-he  was encouraged by society���������that is to  say, by the women generally. Such  things aro mainly regnlated by women  in any society in tho world, and it is  perhaps not aside from my story to say  that Harry Williams was exactly the  sort of young malo creature who never  has any clear idea of what are the subtleties of any such code, no matter where  he lives.  Tho measurement for that fatal ring  was hardly finished when Charley turned and flung herself face down' upon  tho hard floor. She had- no consciousness of i������ right to blaino any one. She  was conscious only of pain "and the determination to hiclo it. *  Now,   poor  Charley was blessed  or  cursed, as you chooso, with an unusual  command  of  feininino  powers of  dissimulation,,and her natural prido, which  was  great, was rc-enforced by a social  training favorable to its strongest development;:    Now, it put her upon a courso  '��������� of self control and play acting that for  tho timo seemed liko to cost her cruelly,  although, according  to  her lights, she  was behaving with just, that virtue and  discretion which,   if southern  womon  are to be  believed, should most endure  happiness.   She   treated   Cousin  Kate.  with  deferential   cordiality   and   met  Harry, when  escape would have been  noticeable,with pleasant, elusive, mocking gayety.    He felt and.could not understand a saddening change in the temperature, argue  against  the  fact with  himsulf as ho would.  ;     Life  in  such  a place as this is as if  I the whole  world  had  taken  hasheesh  ; and tho ordinary measurements of timo  | were  lost.    Tho long hours in such a  ��������� household  are  more .than weeks amid  i life's ordinary routine,  i     By evening the day after she had de-  I voted  herself  to. this purpose Charley  ; had contrived to spread a subtle impression   of  slight  but  growing weariness  with  Mr. Williams' society and of au  awakening disposition   to be interested  in that of another young man.    The offices'of  the  mining  company gave  an  unusual proportion of young men to the  small circlo of summer visitors at Overtouia. That was its ono great recommendation.  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STT_?E���������BI_-T���������^E3S^_DJ_j_S^T,,  ���������V"_A.3SrCOXJ-\r.E^-  3.  o.  126  TBE MOWEU ATKINS WATSON  CO., Ll.  t^=>WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-^-**������  VANCOUVBR,  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Cherhicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.   Prompt attention to all orders.  THE McPOWEIX, ATKINS, WATSON, CO.,  VANCOUVER, B. C.  10 AND 13 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTING8 STREET w  Ceperley,  Loewen & Campbell,  VANCOUVER,  Are Prepared lo IatrodueejMlRlBgrropoiil-  tlo������- -row the Koolenay to  ENGLISH AND  EASTERN CAPI i ALISTS  To handle REAL ESTATE in the new  towns and otherwise act in the interests of ownership the B. C. Mining  Centres.  .The above is'the Only Firm on the  i Coast doing Fire Insurance ;Business  and having Agents in the Towns of  Kootenay. U66)  THE DIPLOOK  BOOK and STATIONERY CO.  limit:e__>-   : WHOMESAXE ���������  Uneasy Sleeps the Man Who..  HasNotGotaGale.���������Shakespere.  THE BEST MATTRASSES in the WORLD  GrALE'S Wire Mattrasses, Over Mattrasses,  ,  Pillows, Combination Iron Mattrasses,  The above goods can be put up in very small compass for packing and can  be obtained from Messrs. Gale's agents,  D. MCARTHUR & CO. Nelson,  and CAMPBELL  BROS.,   Rossland. \  br direct from George Gale &  Sons, Waterville,  Que.  Iron and Wood Got Beds for mining camps a specialty  Can be made to weigh under 35 pounds. ��������� -noh  VANCOUVER. B. C.  ,- SOLE AGENTS FOB ���������  Brinamead & No-dl-inier Pianos.  Dixon, Boigeson & Oo.'s Slow Owes.  Self Opening Bags, Wrapping Paper and  Twine.  CARPETS I HOUSE FURNISHINGS!  SNAPS:  BRUSSELS   CARPETS   at $1.00  PER   YARD.  TAPESTRY     .-,     -     at 50 CU. 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.  Letterv Orders Receive Prompt.Attention-  SNIPS:  OPAQUE WINDOW SHADES.  7x3 feet with Spring Boiler for 50 Cts.  i ana  -*������    1  Lace Curtains, 40 cts. up.-     -     Cheneille Portiers, $2.50 up.  Table Linen from 25 cts. per yard to $2. 50, with Napldns to match.  A full Line in Sheetings, Pillow Cottons, Etc.  cope & "srOTJisrca-,  137 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  4  1  m  !���������-' *** THE MINER NELSON, B.C., SATURDAY, JANUARY  25, 1896.
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We beg to inform the public that
the offices of The Miser have been
removed from Josephine Street to the
Jowett'Building on Victoria Street.
Lord Salisbury's little expedition
to the west coast of Africa presents a
somewhat striking.contrast to similar
picnics organized by Mr. Gladstone.
That gentleman always managed to
forget something and it took a good
deal of management.'. tq make thi*
thing into a success- At Khartoum
and Majuba Hill the results are not
pleasant to cbhteiiiplate. The Conservative" Premier "put a set" on to tin*
local monarch at once and so some few
thousand British soldiers are at liberty
again to fight Russia or Germany or
anyone else who may want to try their
hand, but they had really better wait
until Mr. Gladstone or someone of
his kidney gets into power again.
On' January 18, 1871, King William
of��� Prussia wasi crowned Emperor of
Germany.' The ceremony; which culminated the Union of the Kingdom of
Prussia*'with' all the smaller German
states and principalities took place in
the Palace of Versailles where
William was then residing just after
the fall of Paris and the conquest of
France. The twenty fifth anniversary
of this great historical event has just
been celebrated in Berlin with great
magnificence and pomp and also'by
Germans throughout-the world. It is
not likely that it will tend to strengthen
the alliance hinted at some week or
, two ago between Russia, Germany and
France; It will be many a long day
before the.latter two can walk arm in
arm either in the*paths of peace or on
the field of war.
When- the world was young, that is
to say when this part of the world was
in its infancy as far as development
was concerned, the main difficulty was
how to get in and out of it. I. is not
so long ago that Mb. Corbin was held
up as the deliverer of the country when
-he-built his-railroad-in.froni-Spokane..
Only a year ago at.. Rossland the
opposers of his Red Mountain Railway
Bill were regarded as enemies of their
race. In Nelson he was the object of
the sorrowing pity of its inhabitants
when he found that his entrance to
the city was blocked byarivalcompany.
He was always the hero, it was to him
that the opening up of the country-
was due, to oppose him was to injure
Kootenay. Now things are changed.
He is a landgrabbe-, a ..ampler on the
rights, of free peoples, an invader of
the privileges of the free miner and of
the townsite speculator (though this
last is not mentioned in public.) He
cau console himself by the thought
thn-t he hasa.companion in misfortune.
Precisely the same things are being
said, and by the same people,.of Great
Britain. Mn. Corbin and England
-are* in the same boat. We fancy they
are both sufficiently strongly built and
wanned to weather the storm.
There are signs that the Venezuelan
���difficulty is settling itself and the
serVice'sof the special commission appointed b�� the United States Congress
will not be required. The process by
which thi, is being effected is one that
has served oh more than one previous
occasion. It is the result of the unseen- workings of diplomacy which
come in when popular excitement bas
calmed down..
There is probably a little give and
take on both sides, for which there is
always room in these cases; though it
was felt that the famous message to
Congress scarcely left space for any.
Ib is a recognised principle of diplomacy never to crowd your ��� opponent
into a corner unless you really want to
fight. Enough glory can.; be obtained
to satisfy the most rampant jingo
without committing this irretrievable
blunder and diplomatists perfectly un-
derstand'th'e process and its visible and
and Apparent results. They see the
valve through which the energy
developed can quietly escap*? without
bursting   anything   and' they  laugh
quietly in their sleeves while the rampant public tramples up and down all
round it'with out taking any notice of
The question has beenasked whether
the British Government could so far
recognise the Commission as to put
before' it evidence in support of their
contentions. By doing so it was felt
that they would be at once taking backwater on their announcement that
they refused to arbitrate certain parts
of their claims on Venezuela. On the
other hand it was felt that the Commission could, hardly, be expected to
arrive at any just conclusion on the
matter if only the Vene-ii.lan views
of tlie mutter were placed before it.
The" difficulty found a simple solution,
lt was found that thc Imperial Parliament was anxious for full information
on this important ��� question. Blue
Books and other state papers and maps
and plans were therefore prepared and
laid on the table of the House. Now
all papers laid on the tabic are public
property. It is therefore quite easy
for the Commission to be supplied
with the fullest information without
having to apply to the Biitish government for it.
It is not unlikely that the whole
matter will be settled and diplomatic
relations resumed between Venezuela
aud Great Britain before the Commission reports.
There is after all a very great difference of opinion on the question of the
Monroe Doctrine, in Congress ��� itself.
In., the House of Representatives a
resolution was brought in declaratory
<>f the policy of the United States on
this point. Now it is an extremely
difficult thing to define the nature of
.a thing 80 odd years after it happened,
and when its original meaning was by
no means clear, '��� It is not to be wondered at then that members of the
house were "anything- but unanimous
on the resolution. 'Some wan ted--to
go farther, some were for curtailing it,
while a few were for dropping it altogether and very sensibly refusing to
allow the United States to mix itself
up with matters .with which it has got
nothing whatever to do and creating
for itself an unknown quantity of
future troubles on account of a number
of rascally republics with which it has
absolutely nothing whatever in
Sixteen thousand people at Pittsburg
have sighed a petition tor the suppression of the drink traffic. Everyone
will cordially - agree- with the object
these good people have in view but
will pity the waste of time.
A very ' large number of letters reach
us from several quarters, particularly
from Manitoba and from the mimnji,*
districts of tbe . western States making
enquiries about this country. To accommodate these enquirers and also to
encourage our readers to make use of us
for obtaining information of all sorts we
have opened a column, entitled 'Answers
lo Correspondents' which will be found
on our fourth page.
In another column we publish a'letter
from a correspoudeot at Alberni. Our
readers are naturally anxious to get a
fair idea of the nature of this camp. . The
ooast papers have painted its riches in
-uch glowing colors that raining men
naturally paid little attention to them.
Such accounts do a camp more harm than
good. From our correspondent's letter
we gather that the field contains several
valuable low _grade^ prospeots requiring
large capital to develope~it"and-tha__t ii"
not a poor man's camp.
Shakespere mentioned that the
gentle rain from heaven had a habit of
falling alike on the jiist ahd unjust. The
Boers of the Transvaal evidently copy
tiature. They rob the Uitlanders
wheth _r republican - Americans or
monarchical Englishmen with a rigid
impartiality which is worthy of, a
better cause. In spite of this some
little sympathy with the poor oppressed Boer has been exhibited by certain
editors across the line, ostensibly
becanse the Boer is a republican. But
then these editors have never been in
Africa-.���orVenezuela for that matter.
The afTairs of the Canadian Postofiice
as administered in this province are
arranged on some system to understand
which both common sense and logic nre
useless. When our connection with th��
C.P.R.- to the north brenks down onr
mails are sent out by Spokane. So far
so good. It will scarcely be believed but
it- is nevertheless true that the mails for
Eastern Canada and Europe, instead of
being forwarded straight on towards
their destination from Spokane are sent
back to Seattle, and thence up tlie main
line ot the'C.P. R. at Mission and come
trundling, along past Revelstoke some _
days after they leave Nelsou. They ought
to b��. almost in. Toronto by that time.
We suppose that the Postmaster General
is too bucy-intriguing for office to attend
to his Department. ���
secession and other forms of disloyalty. But once let there be the
slightest insult or menace to. our
Empire and her sons spring to arms
fro iii all quarters of the globe. Petty
quarrels are forgotten and strong men
stand shoulder to shoulder ready to
defend their flag. In far Australia the
same spontaneous move was made as
in Canada. Flying squadrons-are good
but the unswerving love for our
nation that actuates us all is better.
' The Berlin correspondent of the
London Times strikes a strange chord
in his remarks. about the German
anniversary. He says; '.'Can it be
said that the heart of the Germau
nation responded yesterday with the
same enthusiasm or that in many
minds the splendid memories of the
past were uot to some extent dimmed
and marred by disappointed expectations and uneasy apprehensions. The
death of the two Emperors has made
room for a soverign of a strangely
different type, of whom all that can be
said safely is that in this year of his
age and in the eighth cf his
reign his chief characteristic is his
youth." He then proceeds to comment on ' the absence of Bismarck and
other great nobles from, the'festival
and concludes that "the fete partook
more of a state pageant than a national
festival." The deduction to be drawn
from this is tha^ Germany is getting a
little tired of William and his freaks.
The correspondent of the great London
paper could not express this in so
many words but he says so pretty
plainly in* that mysterious writing
that can sometimes be seen between
the lines.
���'Statute" in The Province is veiy
zealous for his pets the legal fraternity
of the coast cities. Some time ago a
little whisper reached'us that these
poor innocent lambs with that simplicity for which they are famous began
to cast about for a means to gobble up
all the. mining business that properly
belongs to our local practitioners without taking the trouble to come for it.
We pointed out at once our opinion of
this course. It was no doubt unkind
of us to impute such motives to this
immaculate flock and the bare idea of
anyone being so utterly lost to all
sense of what is owing to the dignity
of the Victoria and Vancouver Bar as
to do so was a terrible "shock to Mr.
Shepherd Statute. The presumptioua
outsider must be made to eat his words
for daring to cast words of disapproval
at his inoffensive herd. The very curls
of their snowy wigs would stand on
end at the bare idea. They must stand
with Caesars wife. Now this is all
very well. Where there is smoke
there is fire. It is very possible that
no actual resolutions on the subject
are recorded in the minute books of
the Bar Association, but we have in
our possession a letter from a correspondent whose confidence we are
bound to respect, warning us that
there was. indeed ground for our
remarks. Until this correspondent
informs us that he was mistaken wt
prefer to remain in the position we
have taken up. Judge Spinks by the
way in his letter to The Province does
not deny the facts but simply^ says
that he was unable to find the friend
who had given him the information,
leaving it t.o be inferred that he would
see him and write again.
TEACHER for tlio Waneta  Public School.
Duties to commence on Feb. 1st, 18%.
(270) Secretary to thc Board of Trustees.
Opeii-from-1-pr-m���to -6 a-m*
MISS   ___*-   "M*-    _D"Cr"E,_5''_r,
I-KwritlKTKKSS. "
Groceries,    Feed,    Farm
Produce,  Butter, Cheese,
Eggs and Poultry. _   " ' '
A Few Car Loads" of
Timothy Hay for Sale.
SIMI'SOt ��V CO..   I'roprlHor*-.
Our readers will remember that it
was stated last .week, that the Emperor of Germany in correspondence
with his' august grandmother the
Queen had'endeavored to shuffle out
of the position which he had so hastily
taken* up on'Transvaal affairs. The
German press was simply wild when
.the substantia, of these \ letters was
printed in the English papers. and
strenuously denied ��� their "existence.
But it has come out that the letters
were perfectly an then tic after all. It'
is explained that the Emperor did not
express his regret for having sent the
message to the Transvaal, bt.t.for the j
way it was received and commented
on in England;. ......    '"'.-.
���     IN ALL  STYLES
*- ��� u
.A Larxc Stock of I'lpes and Cigar*. -'
Ei-M. HERRI-} & CO.
A feature of the recent.war scare
has been the spontaneous burst of
loyalty that arose from Canada. ��� As
long'as peace reigns and people have
nothing , particular to think about
there are plenty of persons who attract
a momentary and unenviable notoriety by   talking' of separatfoh  and
KUTTEK,    Ef'��'S    AXD    I-OM.TKY,
II AY, (' HA IX, JKE�� I*tt aud 311 LL FEED.
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Two new English Portable Engines,
8 and 12 horsepower, wood burners.
One Stationary Engine and Boiler.
One, Engine and Boiler for Steam
Galvanized Tanks, Mining Tools,
Steel, Iron, .etc.
Delivered at Victoria" on wharf.
.    Apply to 1IEIST.ERMAN & CO.,
75 Government St.,
Opp Bank of Montreal.   "Victoria, B.C,
Page Ponsford Bros.
Basting* Street, Vancouver. II. ���.
Such as Christy's Hats, Dents
& Fowne's Gloves, Dr. Jaegers
Cartwright& Warner's Underwear, Scotch Rugs, Flannel,
Matting and Crepe Shirt
Trousers, etc., etc.
_ 130
Plans, Elevations and Details drawn to order.
,,Orders    left   at  Turner   &   Kirkpatrick's
Vernou Street, will receive prompt attention.
-'.   ��� 1261]
Levi Strauss9  Overalls.
A Large Importation of those Famous
Goods direct from San Fiancisco just
received. i
Blue Denim Overalls, Blue Denim Pants,
. Engineers' Overalls, Blue Denim Jumpers,
Blue Denim Smocks,    Blanket Lined Jackets,
and the Latest Thing Out
The only Store in town earring a Full
Stock of these Unrivalled Goods.
J_l the next session ol tho Parliament of
Canada application will be made by the Nelson
and Fort Sheppard Raihvay Company .(or. an
Act authorizing the said Company to construct,
equip, work and maintain a telegraph line and
telephone lines along the whole length ol its
railway and branches, and to establish offices
for the transmission of messages lor t he public
and collect tolls for so doing and generally do a
commercial business as a telegraph or tele-
phono Company and for the purposes of erect
ing and working such telegraph and telephone
lines the Company may enter into a contract
with auy other Company or may lease any of
the Company's lines or any portions thereof. .
Victoria, B. C.
Solicitors for Applicants.
Victoria, B. C, Nov. 18th, 1895, (216)
J_M . cation will be made to thc Legislative
"Assembly of-the Province of British Columbia
at its next Session for an Act to incorporate a
Company for the purpose of constructing,
operating and working deep tunnels, drifts or
shafts, for thc purpose of exploring for, discovering, working, getting, acquiring and
acquiring and recovering minerals situate in
blind veins, ledges or lodes in the Districts of
East and West Kootenay, Yale and Cariboo, in
the Province of British Columbia, and for entering upon and acquiring lands for such purposes and for collecting tolls for the use of such
tunnels or workings by otlier persons or companies engaged in mining and for acquiring
such water powers or privileges as may be
necessary or convenient therefor, together with
such other powcis or privileges, rights or
incidents as may be necessary for or incidental
or couducive to the attainment of the foregoing objects or any of them.
NOTICE is hereby given that application
will be made to the Legislative Assembly
of thc Province of British Columbia at its next
sitting for mi Act to amend "The Vernon and
Nelson Telephone Company's Act, 1891," *���_ as
-to enable.-the.company_lo_consti'_uct__telephoiie_
lines anywhere on the mainland of the province
and to amend the schedule to the said Act relating to the tariff or charges of thc said
Company.   .
Solicitors for the Company.
'Vancouver, Dee. 10, 1895. (255)
Notice of Application for Liquor License.
The  undersigned  give notice tkat they in
tend applying to the Stipendiary Magistral-, of
the District  of West  Kootenay   for  a   retail
liquor license for their hotel at Sandon.
..     C, B. McCLUSLV.
,Sandon, Jan. 18, 1S!W. ��� ��� (275)
Notice of Application lor Liquor License.
-I  hereby give notice that   thirty days from
this date I intend  to apply to the Stipendiary
Magistrate for a license to sell liquor by retail
at my hotel, known as thc Home Restaurant.
Jan. I, 1896. <2��")
Notice of Application for Crown Grunt.
rilAKK NOTICK that T. .1. Lcndrum, as
X a_.nt.for il. S. Ilowardnnd Louis Grune-
wuld, has tiled tho necessary papers nnd made
application for a Crown Grant in favour of the
mineral claim "Ohio." situated in Ihe Ainsworth Mining Division of West Kootenay.
Adverse claimants, if any, must filo-thcir
objections with mc within GO days from the
date of this publication in the British Columbia
Gazette." "    *
_\". FITZSTUBBS,    -
Government Agent.
* Dated at Nelson, Jan. 8,1896. [268-11.1,61
Notice of Application for Crown Grant.
TAKE NOTICE that A. S. Farwell,'as agent
for George Harman and Wilbur A.
Hendryx, has tiled the necessary papers and
made application for a Crown Grant in favour
of the mineral claim "Henry," in the Hendryx
camp in the Ainsworth Mining Division of
West Kootenay District.
��� Adverse claimants (if any) must file their objections within 60 days from thu dato
of the first appearance of this Loticciiv thu
British Columbia Gazette.
Government Agent.
Nelson. B. C. Nov. 19, 1S9.5.     , (241. 2:1-11-5,)    ���
M    . ���������$������
| Write for Samples and Prices.
Is now able to supply the town and district with
a first-class quality of Draught and Bottle
Draught Beer at 50c. per gallon.
Bottle Beer _.t $10 per Barrel.
ORDERS CAST BE M2F- AT HliMKH'S IS.KI'U..  .        tj    TJTpQrpTVRTrD    T)_-_  .
WAGON 8 and
Ore, Lumber and General Purpose,
WEITB   rPOI.   PEICB  .LIST   TO     '
G. PRIOR & CO., Up.
KAMLOOPS,   _B_.C     rn
-EJST G-I_rsrT-r]E!_R s.
IIION FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS.       * ���     ' * "   ��
_*   "       * * PIPES  AND SINKING   PUMPS, FOR  MINE.-
French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc. ./
SOLE  AGENTS FOU HE.M.Y   K.  MOUTHIX'TO.VS   STEAM    Pl_ll*li   AND  l.N��-E-_M��L_. ft
No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street.
0 B  C-
J.  M. B.   MIXE-tAL. CLAIM.       ���      i
_.  I
Situate in thk Kelson* Mining Division* of j
">Vkst Kootenay Distkict.   AV.-iere Located���Toau Moun'taix, '. I
TAKK -."-TICK thai I. Henry E. Croasdaile, ;
as aKent for the Hall Mine-1 Limited, free '
! miner'jic'cniricate Xo.. GL073, intend, sixty days i
'��� from the date hereof, to apply to the Gold i
| Commi'-.-ioner for a cOrtificat'e of improic-
i merit.-, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown,
' grant of the above claim.
! - And further take notice, that adverse claims .
j must be f,ent to the Gold  C'ommi.-.-,ioner and
! action commenced before the issuance of _uch '
��� Certificate of Improvements. ��� ���
j    Dated this 2nd day of October. 1S35. '
P. 0. DRAWEE 12
(21&-23,11. 5)
Biscuit Manufacturers.
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ij THE MINER, SATURDAY, NELSON, B. C, JANUARY 25, 1896.  1  r  1  r  j-*  ANSWERS   TO   CORRESPONDENTS.  G. W-, lio������iua, Ass:i. ���������Fifty cents in  advance.  T. G. W., Toronto -To reply fully to  your note would tako a lon^ time. We  may say as far as cliancps out here ate  oo'j-eru.d there ;i:'o plenty i'oi- everyone,  wiici iior lie can briny brains, money or  lrju.-.Oi- lo the market!  L. K.   B.,   Skasjit   Co.,   Wash. ���������It is j  possible thai during the cotning.snmaiei' '  "work may   be commenced on   a'railroad  from Robsou  to   I'lo.slaLid.   the   Crow's  Nest Pass Kouir, extension of the Nakusp  & Slocan aud otlier works.  Notice of Application fur  r_i(|iior License.  I hereby givo notice that IhirLv davs after  this dale I intend to make application for a  licence to sell wines and liquors by retail at  the Royal Hotel.  _ TOM BOOTH.  Nelson. Jan, 21,IS!).). (->7s)  NEWS OF.' THE   VVOK'LJ).  Tin* Irish Anifri-iiii ;.l.;iiik al .Minneapolis hiis suspi'iulud payiu.iil.  About 150,000 feet of'Jogrf wore lost in  the Siiiil.oini.Li Creek, Wash., during  the lecent freshet.  Professor Andee,. of Sweden, is goiug  to make an attempt to i.ach the North  Pole by means of a balloon.  The membeis of the committee of the  Reform .League, who wore arrested in  Johannesburg arc bciufj  tried ibis week.  An ugret'ment has been signed between i'Viiri-. and Eii^lanil relative to  certain teniibi-y in Siam. A neutral  ground has been agreed upon.  The British . Admiral I y. is culling for  to-ders for 10 third class cruisers to be  completed within the year. They are lo  be armed with quick-finn-,' gillis ofthe  lalest pattern.  In spite of the iniinei-oiis liade  union troubles in England during the  past twelve months the inaiiiilicUiiing  _ and building interests of tin* country  au* in a better condition than, they  have been at t his season for the past  live or six years.  A furious storm rag.rLiii Portland  and alli'.long the coasts of Oregon and  Washington at the end of last week.  Trains on the Southern,'Pacific were  delayed and coast steamers were unable to put to sea.  General Harrison expresident of tho  United States is about to *o-on1or the  bonds of matrimony. It will be General  Harrisons retirement from llie Presidency. . The .lady to whom he is now  engaged is Mrs. Duirmick a uiec** of his  late wife. The Geueral is 02, his fiaucee  about about -12.  It is nimorcl that, the "Uitlanders arrested in the Transvaal will be fined  __k000 each and that the leaders will get  five years imprisonment iu addition.  They will probably however bo liberated  as soon.as quiet is restored, aud banished from the country.  Affairs in the Transvaal lire still far  from settled. Very considerable animosity is shown by the Boers towards the  English and Americans. Armed bauds of  iSoers to tbe number of 1,01)0 strong parade the streets of .Johannesburg to show  ihe Uitlanders what they are made of.  Sergius Stepnial th_ noted nihilist  leader und 'author who has been for  some years resident in London was  recently killed while crossing a railroad track. It is said of him that, while  in Russia he was fivu times drawn by  lhe secret section of the Terrorist  party to execute vongenee upon government officials, anil that each time  he carried out his deadly work so  skilfully and secretly th.il no suspicion  ever attached to him.  NOTICE.  A.  SITTING OF TIIK COUNTY COURT  of I.ootenay will he holden at, Nelson on  Saturday, the-.'HI li day of Kehrnary; at lCaslo  on Tuesday, I he Hnl day of March, and at, I toss-  land on Tuesday, the JUth day of March, lS'.NJ.  T. II. OIl-'l'lN.'  Registrar.  Nol -on. li. C'.'lJIh .laiiuary, ISM!. |'277|  Nelson Hyfiranlic Mil  NOTICE OF MEETING.  special gene::  the Nelson Jlydraul  W.  MEETING  OF  .* lining Company  (blinked), will be held at tlio Company's office  in the Town of Nelson, B. C. on thc7th day of  February next, at the hour of 11 o clock in the  forenoon.   Important, meeting.  By Order  G. W. RICHARDSON,  Secretary.  Nelson, 13. C��������� Jan. K). (_OT)  NOTICE.  IjK.\si-_ oi'Ti.Mnisit Limits. Wkst Kootenay.  NOTICE.  SEALED TRNm-.ltS will be received by tin  lion,  tho Chief  Coiiiiiii_..-.ioner  and Works up !.> iiuon  of Lauds  f Tuesday, 3rd March  next, from i.ov.-<it.s desirous of leasing Lot i!37.  Croup l, l_ooi.on.iy District, containing 1.4tH>  acres, foi- lho purpo-e of enUui*; timber therefrom, subject io the provision* of the "Land  Act" andaiuendmcnis thereto.  The limit is situated in -Sproule Creek Valley,  about one mile north of the Kootenay ltiver,  below tho Columbia and Kootenay Railway  Cro.ssinp,-.  The competitor oH'crini; the highest cash  bonus will be entitled lo a "lease of the premises  for.: lorm of lwunty-one years.  I''.i_h lender must be accompanied by a cer-  li!i<_._ bank che(]iiu to cover the cost of t.hesur*  vey, SS7II.50. lhe lirst year's ri'nlal. ������21U.t)0, and  lho (uiionnr of the bonus tendered. The  cheques will beat onco returned to unsuccessful competitors.  XV. S. CORK,  Deputy Commisf'ioiierof Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Depart monl,  Victoria, li. C, llth January, iSflO. CiTO)  In the County Court of Kootenay, Holdcn at  at thc East Crossing ofthe Columbia Kiver.  In the matter of John D. McMillan, Deceased,  and in thc matter of the Ollicial Admin-  trator's Act; dated thc 22nd Day of  October. A. D. 1891.  Upon reading the allidavits of Robert. McDonald, John D. Moore and John McPhco,  it is ordered that James Ferguson Armstrong,  Ollicial Administrator for the County Court,  District of Kootenay, shall bo Administrator  of all and singular the goods, chattels and  credits of John I) McMillan, Deceased.  And that t .is order be published for sixty  days in thc Nelson Mixkk newspaper.  (Signed)      WM. WARD SPINKS,  J.  GOLD, SILVER and PLATED WARE  WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELRY,  EARN PIANOS, SEWING MACHINES  AND OPTICAL GOODS.  THE BEST OF EVEET UNE AT  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  -*-TO-������-  Hunting, Survey, Prospecting  PARTIES AND OTHERS  ��������� THE   NEW.   FAST���������   STEAM LAUNCH "FLIRT"  Can be CHAETERED by day or week  on reasonable terms. Oiders sent  trough the pursers of the steamboats  Nelson or Ainsworth, with whom arrangements can be made, or by mail or  telegraph to C. W. Busk, Balfour, will  receive prompt attention (19)  S. S. Alberta  WHY IS YOUR SKIN SO ROUGH ?  __= Because you are using domestic soap instead of =5  H THE BEST IMPORTED SOAP, ~"  3  3  MAIL CONTRACT.  NEWS OF THE DOMINION  beat  The Canadian  Curling  teams  the American team u. Diilulh.  Plans., are being prepared by the  Minister of. Marino i'or an .expedition  to Hudson.-'Bay.  Uobert Gilmore a wealthy citizen,of  Toronto who is recently'dead left  $15,000 to charities."  Sir Charles Tupper will still administer the affairs of the High Commissioners office in London during his  retention of the Portfolio of Finance.  Ore-it distress prevails in parts of  "Newfoundland. At Portland ' ii is  reported' that hundreds of people are  t_tai-ving-owing���������to-t he-fail ore-of- [he-  frozen herring" industry.  The correct returns of the Manitoba  elections give the Greenwood govern--  jnent ill) seats, Conservative' Oppositionists 5, .'Liberal independent. _,  Patrons 2. The election in Dauphin  ���������was to1 take place on Tiiiu/sday Just.  ...     vpinions on Trust.  "It .is much harder toy examine and  judgb than to tako up opinions on trust;  anil, thereforo, tho far greatest part of  the world borrow from others thoso  which .they entertain concerning all tlio  affairs of life and anil death." Hence it  proceeds that men aro so unanimously  eager in tlio pursuit of things, which,  far from having any inherent -real. good.  aro varnished o'er with a specious and  deceitful gloss, and contain nothing  answerable to thoir appearance. Hence it  proceeds, on tho other hand, that, in tho  tilings which are called evil, there is  nothing so hard anil tcrriljlo ;is tlio general cry of tlio world threatens. Thus tho  .multitude lias ordained. Hut tho greatest  part of their ordinances aro abrogated  toy tho wise. "���������Bolincbrooko  Spokane  Fails &  ���������Northern R'y.  Nelson  .&   Fort  3 h������pp__. !!?U?_-__!  AllRtillHpSSi  Daily (Except" Sunday) Between ?po_;ane  and-Ko-thport.  Tri-Weekly Eetweon "Northport and _Te!son.  SEPARATK SEAL-iO TENDERS, addressed to tliu l*os;,innsler-Gencr.il will be  received at Ottawa until noon, on Friday, 28Lh  Fubruary, for the conveyance of Her JIaiostv's  Mails, on proposed contracts for tour ye'ars.'iii  each cast; each wav, between Nelson and Hailway Station (O. i>. lt. Hailway), Nelson and  Wharf (cit,y),X6lson and Railway Station (N. &  F. S. Railway) from thu 1st, April next.  The conveyance to be made on horseback or  in a vehicle.  Printed notices continuing further information as 10 thc conditions of proposed contract  may be seen andblank Conns of Tender mav  bc obtained at the l-*osL Ollice of Xelson and at  Mi is oflice, _p  E. II. F LETCH EK.  Post Oilice tnsinector.  PostOflic. Inspector's Ollice,   \  Viutoria.January 3. 18.16..     / (273)  The creditors of John D. McMillan, lute of  Kaslo city, in the District of Kootenay. Free  Miner, Deceased, arc required within sixty  days of this date to forward by registered letter addressed to James Ferguson Armstrong,  Ollicial Administrator, Donald, IB. C. full particulars of their claims and the securities (if  any) held by theni. After the expiration of tiie  said sixty days tbe said administrator will  proceed with thc distribution of the said estate,  having regard to those claims only of which he  shall have had notico.  Dated at Donald, B. C, this 2nd day of  November, 1895.  J. F. ARMSTRONG,  C2i2, 23,11, 5) Ofllcial Administrator.  nelson division of west kootenay  District.  Kaslo   &' Slocan   Railway-  TIME CARD NO. I.  Goixo "Wnsr.  Leave !).()6 a. m.  -.:i(i a. in.  "     !>.:������; a.m.  "     !>.:"���������- a, 111.  "    111.03 ii. m.  "    10.18 a. 111.  "    J0.30n. in.  "     10.3!) a. 111.  Arc.   lU.uUa, in.  Daily Going East.  ICiis-lo Arrive 3.50 p.m.  Sonlli Fork       "      3.1. p.m.  riproulu's  Whilewatcr  Hear Lake  Mcduigan  Bailey's  J unci ion  .-illldoil  Leave  2.15 p.m,  'J.OOp.m.  l.lSp.m.  1.33 p.m.  1.21 p.m.  1.12 p.in.  1.00 p. in.  Subject to change without, notieo.  For   rates  and   information   apply  at the  Company's olliccs.  ROBT. HiVINO,  (2(il)   Tralllc jManagor.  AV. H. ]\IcGRAAAr,  Superintendent.  WANTED  Men With Money to  Come to Nelson and  -Make Money.  Thewi-_.iii'__openings���������foi'-coiiiinencing-  .-Business or  .for   Partnerships  in  several lines.  SAW MILL BUSINESS.  IRON FOUNDRY AND  MACHINE BUSINESS,  SOAP MANUFACTORY,  STEAM LAUNDRY,  HARNESS MAKER,  ETC., ETC.. ETC.  Information will  be   cheerfully given  on application to  W. A. JOWETT,  VICTORIA ST., NELSON-  Leave 7.30 a.m. NELSON Arrive 6.15 p.m.  Trains leave Xelson for .^ii'i!:.-!!-!* evoiy  ���������_Mo.\*da_, Ursdnepdai" atul I-'i:ri)^y. returning leave-"pi-knii-* Tijhsijav.s. 'I'iiujo-oavs  ' nud .Satukdays ot 7 a. m.. ai.il nii'lrinit  close connection by K.S. Nelson with all  Kootenay Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle Eiver ami Iiound-  jiry Creek, connect at Miirens with stage on  ^Mondays, We.lnesilays, Thur-stlays a-d  Fridays.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines con-  uc .1 at Northport tvitli stage Daily  WHOLESOME  12   Ounce  Can   l.old  Jur S>   Cento.  I.ari-'o..: !loi/:;imI  in i'.iiiail;i.  1213)  "XT OTICE is hereby given, in accordance  _13l with the Statutes, I hat Provincial  .Revenue Tax and all taxes levied _nd*������r the  "Assessment Act" are now due for the.year  18JK1. All the above-named tuxes collectible  -within the Nelson Division ot" West Kootenay  are now payable at niy oflice.  Assessed taxes arc collectible at the following rates, viz:  If paid on or before the 30tli June, 1896: '���������'  One-half of one per cent, on real property  One-third   of one  per  cent,  on  personal  property.  Two per cent, on  assessed value of wild  land.  One-half of one per cent, on income.  If paid after 30th June, 18!W���������  Two-thirds of one per cent, on real properly.  One-half of one   per cent,   on personal  property.  Two and one-half por   cent,  on assessed  value of wild land.  TJirco-fourtlis of one per cent, on income.  Provincial Revenue Tax, $3.00 per capita..'  O. G. DENNIS,  Assessor and Collector.  January 2, 1896. (2ti!)| .  3  3  ^ which is Cheaper, because it Lasts Longer and  8~ gives Better Satisfaction.  % THREE OAKES FOR 50 CENTS  g: of any of the following varieties at theo Nelson 3  E: Drugstore:                                          ������            ^  Si OTTO OF ItOSK,       WHITE KLYCEBISK,        MUSI- DKEK,       VIOLET,           ;_g  ������_j WILD  KOBE,                HELIOTROPE,               WHITE CARBOLIC,                  ^g  &-"��������� PEAKS' liXSCESTED,             BUTTERMILK,            PERFUMED PUMICE,          ,-���������������������������������  ^ COLD CREAM and GL.CEKIKE.        tiLTCERIKE and CUCUMBER,              i-3  g And many other varieties of the Best English and ^  ������ American Toilet Soaps. Try them and be convinced. __|  I NELSON DRUG STORE.       I  GILKER % WELLS.  _m:o_r_b 3srE"w aooDS.  WEST  KOOTENAY  DISTRICT.  ALL PLACER CLAIMS AND MINING  Leaseholds legally held in thc District  may be laid over from 15th October, 1895, to the  1st June, 1890.  NAPOLEON FITZSTUBBS,  -Gold CominisBioner.  Nelson, B. C. Nov. 23. 1896.. .  (215  FERRY���������WEST KOOTKNAY DISTRICT.  SEALED PROPOSALS, properly endorsed,  O will be received by thc Honourable Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works up to noon  of Thursday, 0th of February next, for the  right to main tain and operate a ferry across the  Columbia ltiver at Trail, and within a limit of  two miles above and- below that place, for a  term of tive years from 1st August next.  Proposals must give a description of the sir.e  and hind of boat intended to be used, thc mode  of propelling thc same, and the various rates of  toll proposed to be collected, and give tho names  of two persons who ore willing to execute a  bond for #500 to secure tho faithful carrying  out of the contract.  The competition will be on the rate of tolls  and the amount of bonus to be paid to thc  Ciu'crnni-nL annually for the exclusive  privilege of operating a ferry. A certitlcd  (-liccpio io cover the amount of the tlrst year's  bonus must accompany the proposal.  All ollicers of the Government, with their  animals and freight, to pass free.  XV. S. GORE, .  Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.  Lands and Works Department,  Victoria, B.C., Uth January. 189(1.'     (271)  NOTICE.  Legislative   Assembly.  PRIVATE BILLS.  The time limited by the "Rule- of the Ho_s<  for receiving petitions for Private,Bills will  expire on the Uth day of February, J896.  Rills must be presented on or before the 13th  day of February, ISUd.  Reports from the Standing Committee on  Private Bills will not be received after the 20th  day oflFcoruary, 18!K>.  If any ot the Rules above referred to are suspended, the Promoters of all Private Bills taking the benefit of such suspension of said Rules  will be required to pay double fees.  Dated this 10th day of December, 1895,  THORNTON FELL.  (272) Clerk Leg_ilati-e_-<.se___ly.  SUITS!  SERGES,  CHEVOITS,  TW-SE-DS-  1  /  PANTS  The Finest Goods and the Latest Styles.  A Special Line of Boys' Clothing.  S0P33OI-A������J^ TOTHJ1 T0RjlVJ__.E.  We hold the largest stock of Cigars in town. Our own  brands���������-'-La Progression" and "Pride of the West"���������are  splendid value.   Call and Inspect.  ^ .&C.KEB & WELLS> NELSON AND PILOT BAY.  SPECIAL FOB  30 DAYS���������  SUITS, TWEED, FROM $27.00 UP. .  SUITS, FANCY WORSTED, $35.00 UP  TROUSERS FROM $6.50 UP. - -    -  A LINE OF ENGLISH WHIPCORD- $10,  USUAL PRICE $13.  OVERCOATS JN  PROPORTION.^  FRED J. SQUIRE, Merchant Tailor.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  CANADIAN PACIFIC BAH-WAY  __k.isrx) aoo pacific route.  Stirht ill QiiC-Ht Rente to  Pacific Coast and Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  -R____?__:S T-_C_B LO"WEST.  Most Variety of Routes, Bail and Steamers.  Leaves   Nelson   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. K MACIXXNELL, GEO. McL. BBOWN,  ARent. Nelson.       Trav. Frgt. and Pa*   Agt.. Nelson.      Dist. Pass. Ant. Vancouver  TEA!   TEA!   TEA!  We know you have tried many times to buy Good-  Tea and have failed again and again. You have  never tried our Tea in  ONE  POUND  PACKETS.  We are modest and do not like to tell -what the  Governor-General said in praise of the Tea at the  Phair Hotel.   It was ours.  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET, NELSON.  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson Monday, Wednesday and Saturday  at 8 a. m.; Tuesdays. Thursday and Friday,  at 7 a. in.  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot Bay* Ainsworth  and Kaslo Monday, Wednesday Thursday  and Saturday at 3 p. in.; Tuesday and Friday at 4 p.m.  Closo connection is thus made between Lake  points and all outgoing and incoming trains of  the C. P. R. nt Nelson.  Thc steamer is newly equipped in ever}* par  ticular, is lit throughout by electricity, and  contains bathroom and all modern conveniences  for the comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in effect; 10th May,  1895 subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH  *"'     GEO. F. HAYWARD  Purser. 34 Master  COLUMBIA &  KOOTENAY  STEAM  NAY.   OO  (LIMITED)  TIME OARD No. 8.  In Effect Monday, Nov. u, 18W.  KKVKLSTOKE    KOI 1l.-Slei.uifr '���������KnhiiKp-  Leaves Wigwam for Nakusp and Robson  Monday_> and Thursdays at 7 p. m.  Leaves Robson for Nakusp, Wigwam and  Canadian Pacific Railway points on Tuesdays  and _ ridays at 6 p. in.  Connection is made nt Robson with C. * K  Ry. for Nelson and with Str. "Lytton" for  Trail Creek and Northport. .  TKA1L cbi������;k>bobso.\ boutc.  St earner "LyttoB."  Leaves Trail Creek for Robson on Tuesdays  and Fridays ut 10 a. in.  Leaves Robson for Trail Creek on Tuesday,  and Fridays nt 4 p. in., connects at Robson  with Str. "Nakusp" for Nakusp and Revel  stoke and with C. Ac K. Ry. for Nelson and  Lake points.  SOBTHrOBT-TBAII. VHf.W BOUT*  Steamer   "|.jtto������."  . Leaves Trail Creek for Northport on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Soturdars  at 8 a. m. .   *  Leaves Northport for Trail Creek Mondays  Wednesdays,  Thursdays and Saturdays at I  Connects at Northport with S. F. & N Ry  for Spokane. '   *  St-LSft'.VI.A-W BOtTI..-'-Str Ne!.-*."  Leaves Nelson, for Kaslo, Sundays at  4 p. in.. Tuesdays at 5.30 p. m.. Wednesdays at 2.30 p. in., Thursdays at 5.39  p. m., J ndaj;s at 2.30 p. in.. Saturdays at 5.30 p  in: Connecting on Tuesdays. Thursdays und  Saturdays witfi N. & F. S. Ry. at Five Mile  Point for Kaslo and Lake points.  Leaves   Kaslo for - Nelson,   Sundays   at 8  S. m.. Monday- nt 3 a., m.,. Wedues-  ays at 3 a. m��������� Thursdays at 8 a. m.,  Fridays at 3 a. m., Saturdays at 8 a. m.  Connecting on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays al Five Mile Point with N. tc F. S. Ry.  for Spokane.  Connects with Columbia & Kootenay  Railway at Nelson for points north and south.  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at uny time without notice.  For ticket-, rules, etc., apply at Company's  office, Nelson.  T. Allan,       *  Secretary.  J. W. Tboup,  Manager  M0RTHERN  IN    PACIFIC R, R.  R  Pullman  Sleeping Cars,  Elegant  Dining Cars,  Tourist  Sleeping Cars.  "."   .                  /ST. PAUl    -  MI-NEAPOLH  _,  D-L.TH  TO  FAK4.0  (iBA-vD. row.*  <jBoei_8To.\  ������������������  WI-VNIPJ-B =  HELENA and .  , ���������l������IIM,B  THROUGH  TICKETS  ���������TO���������  CHICAGO  WASHIIVGTO*  PHILADELPHIA                      vi,  SEW YOBK                              -*1tV  BOSTOS and all           .            '  Point*) East,  Went and Sonth.  For information, time cards, maps and tickets,  call on or -write  H. G. STIMMEL,  T. P. Agent, Nelson, B.C.  F. D. GIBBS,  General Agent, Spokane, Wash.  ������r  A. D. CHARLTON,  Asst. Ctnl. Pass. Agent, Ptrtland, Ortgm


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