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 */' - _. tj*7 j.^r t "*>  *^ '^'���������.^lu*'*'-"  s   ~ -'*x-w.v^r-<.^^..|  THE MIUES ilT KOOTENAY ARE  AMONG THE RICHEST IN ;  AMEEIOA  Y-QMDB in  ,*V '**V  ���������*��������� -  '-^a ���������"*"  t V-~*������  W    -1**- '  '**��������� i^'j  .  *-*���������������-*V i  ���������*-,_  . .'"<���������>'-  ���������     i������r -_���������-���������-  '.,/iV'l  -    ti     -     '  '.-/-/H  '*<   ','.'. -'*f.��������� I  Whole Numbek ~*?i6.  Nelson,  British Columbia? Saturday, September 12,1896.  Trice Five Cents.  METAL  QUOTATIONS.  Sept.-    8  . S11.VKR..C6I.  (Bar)  L.KAD....2G0.  NEW YOltK.  11  .GUI  0      10  ..00....CO.  .200...200....250  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1896 UP TO DATE  OKE TREATED IN KOOTENAY.  At Nelson   At Pilot Bay   At Trail"..*.   .21,501  .10,119  . 11,185  51.811  OBE EXFOKTED.  From Slocan via Ka<lo   Slocan via Nakusp   Ainsworth "������������������  Trail Creek (gold ore)   Si-  Tons   * In addition 505 tons of imported ore havo  been treated at Trail.  .. 7,550  .. 5,313  ... 58IIJ  .. 5,133.18,927  70,738  PRODUCE OF SMELTERS.  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte   Pilot. Bay. silver lead bullion   Trail Smelter     TONS   177!)  .1....11*12*   13!)9J  ' 1191  ORE SHIPMI-XC...  Return. Siuce LiiHt Week.  VIA-NELSON.  Silver King to Nclbon *.....  via  'ainsworth.  Skyline to Everett '   VIA NOirUll'OItT.  Josie to Tacoma   VIA  NAKUS1V  Slocan Star to Omaha   Idaho to Omaha   Alamo to Omaha   VIA  KASLO.  Noble Five to Pueblo '..: ���������  Ruth to Everett   Washington to Everett   Slocan Star to Pueblo    Slocan Surprise  to Everett   Slocan Boy to Everett. -'-   TOSS  .   750  55  11  80  10  21)  50  30  lti  (30  17  31  1,11(5  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  From Nelson Smelter [Matte] ....  SMELTER  RETURNS.   .  HALL'MINES, [Nelson] for week ending  5 Sept.; 750 tons of ore were smelted, producing  46 tons of Matte.  B. C. SMELTING & REFINING CO., [Trail]  For week ending 5- Sept; 7C8 tons -of ore were  smelted, producing 138.2 tons of. Matte.  MINING TRANSFERS.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  AIXSWOllTH. .  (From our Correspondent.) -  ���������  The- Skyliue  has  been   closed down  temporarily.  The Ainsworth Trading Co., have  moved into their new store...  Ainsworth is making a betler showing  this snmmer than ever before.  Mr. Carter has n number of men working ou tbe Highland doiug development  work. -  Fmnkliu, Fitch and McLeod nre working on their new discovery on Uedur  Creek, and think their fortunes are made.  A. A. McKinnon and G. M. Brown  havo. made a location near the one made  by Franklin, Fitch and McLeod, which  they think is another good thing.  Mr. Stevenson, owner of*the Highlander, has had a number of men working  on his claim for some time. Mr. Stevenson aud son intend going ��������� back East  shortly and are letting a contract for one  hundred feet of tunnelling on their property.. ' , -       *  The Canadian Pacific Mining & Milling Co., have their flame completed "and  their, compressor plant running. They  are running two Burleigh drills at pres  ent, and have their concentrator building  nearly completed,   ���������  Braden Bros., and Mathews have  eight or ten men working, on the Tariff.  They have taken out ''Ver a hundred tons  of good shipping ore since purchasing  this property, and the mine is looking  better every day. Mr. S. S. Bailey put a  crew of men to work .n the Delli about a  month ago to open np this property.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of 81 is to be understood.) *  LOCATIONS.  There have been 194 looattons recorded at the Nelsou ollice since 31 ulto.  NELSON.  September 4��������� ~  , W P���������W Parker to C ASapandoswki,  all his interest.  Candidate���������Th6_ Connell to A H Mc-  " Kay _.   -  Annie L and Big Four���������J   E   Hoosou  claims half interest by grubstake.  Carthage���������J C Crouse to II lt Bellamy  $100. e ' "**  Yellow Jacket���������Robt Wilson Craig to  H B Thomson, % purchrser to do $500  worth of work.  September 5���������  County   of  York���������George Demaine to  ���������D--W Cumming-8750. ���������__-_ t _   '   Elderado���������John Gillies to Allan Whit-  tel 16.  Michigan���������W H Yawkey to H J Phair A  September 8 ���������  Blaok Bear���������W Huston'to Ellen Mc-  Dougald, J_.   "'  "     Katie���������W B Lietch to A Zetlar, M*  Iieferendum���������A Zetler to W B Leitch g  Sampson���������G Atchison to -F Kaiser, ,%  *1_0."  Tiger,   Monarch���������H   Bellamy   and J  Beecher claim % interest.  Fawn���������Peter Graut to B R McDonald i  Irish Queen���������Fred Pollock to B li McDonald 1-3.  Emerald���������B R   McDonald to ** Peter  Grant 1-3.  * Irish Queen���������F Pollock to P Grant *l-.f  V R���������B li McDonald to Peter Grant h  Little Johnnie���������Godfrey Birtsch to F  Fletcher. >_. -   -  Iron Cap���������C M Townsend to \V F Mc  ���������Culloch, S250. -   ,  Grny Eaglo-H Smith lo VV F-McCuP  loch������250. ,  Picton���������Jas E Turner to Picton Development Co.  Emerald���������J Burke to E C Arthur-}^.  Hard Tack, Drum Lumon���������Geo Wil-  lard'and J Edgrento A Martens, }������._  Black Wolf, Clack Hack,- Shamrock���������J  Bate to G B Hendee.    - *       ������������������   -    *  '.September 10���������  Wilfred Laurier���������L Beaupre to S Henley and A McKay }_.  Mountain Maid���������S   Healey  to  A   H  . McKay; H- " .  Transvaal���������R W Day to A Sykes and  S B Hendee, .. *  " Nero, Index. Maple Leaf���������Fred Pollock  to Robt Dowie, 1-7 $100.  KASLO.  August 28���������  Sure Thing���������W A Alexander to J Gordon.  August 29���������  Old Abe and Iron Wheel���������H Shaw to  B Person %.  August 31���������  Fletcher���������J Fletcher to P Aspinwell K  $200.  -   Bed Rock���������I M Black to J H McKim,  MS500.  Lone Star���������W Meadows to Hansard  Gold & Copper Mining Co.', .450.  Hub���������N Martin to L Martin 2-3.  " Consolation���������E A Bieienburg to DW  Moore. -  ���������September 1���������  Moonstone���������T J Lendrum to Victoria  . Mining Development Co., J-^ S300.  ' Moonshine���������E Baum to Victoria Min-  (Continucd on fourth page.)  DOMINION PARLIAMENT. .-"/.NEWS  OF   THE    WORLD.  UOSSTjAND. '  .   (From Our Exchanges.)  A large quantity of fine ore is being  takeu from the Centre Star. " It comes  from the North cro98 cut which has tapped the War Eagle vein.  John Moynahan bas resigned the su-  perintendeucy ot the Le Roi and has  joined a svndicate which has purchased  the Iron Colt  The ore body-in-the Mayflower has  widened out toc three feet, and ' assays iu  gold, silver and copper over ������100. a ton.  The Mugwnmp Company has awarded  a contract to Knight & Stone, agents for  a Chicago Machiuery Company, to drill a  hole 700 feet deep on the lead.  A tunnel has been run in about 100 ft.  a claim near the O. K. Two ledges have  been cut carrying fiee gold.  A body of chalco pyrite five feet wide  between clean "smooth wails has been  struck on the' Cliff.-"-The ore assays 15  per cent.'in copper and with a good gold  value.  The amount ot ore received for treatment by tbe British Columbia Smelting  and Refining Company, at Trail during  the month of August, 1896, was 2,396  tons.  The Heather Bell Group, on Murphy  Creek has been bonded to an Eastern  Canadian Syndicate for $25,0.0. This  group consists of four claims, the Heather Belle, Livingstone, Gladstone, and  Ramping Lion. At fifteen feet the shaft  was in solid ore assaying as high as 852.  in gold. .        J-  P. A. O'Farrell has been in Toronto  with some purpose, says tDe Rosslander.  His glowing accounts of the Iron Horse  property has induced a syndicate of business men iu that city to "send out an  expert to exuniiue the mine and if his  report^is-favorable-4he-property-will-be  purchased at the handsome figure of  $150,000. Itis noticeable that even Mr.  O'Farrell could not refrain from 'putting  up' the price to the Tdrontouiaus.* While  he was asking $.150,000 in Toronto the  property could have been bought here  for $135,000. Toronto must be just'as  much of a gold mine to certain gentlemen from Rossland and Spokane as Rossland is to the Toronto investor.  THE WAR EAGLE DEAL.  From the last number of the Mining  Journal to hand we learn that a company has been registered in London  under the title of the Rossland War  Eagle Gold Mining Co. Ld. The capital is ������550,000 in ������1 shares. Its object  is to adopt und carry into effect an  agreement made on May 0th bet ween  D. O. Cot bin of (he first part and J; II.  Rothchild for and on behalf of the  company of the second part, for the  acquisition by purchase or otherwise  of certain lands eslates mining and  other properties in Canada.  From private sources we learn that  Mr. J. II. Rothchild has no connection with the great firm of  Rothschild. In fact it will be seen that  the -name is spelt dift'bremly. Mr.  Rothchild paid the registration fee  amounting to ������000, which may be  taken us an earnest of his intention to  proceed in the matter."'  On last Saturdays"boat Mr, Earnest  Grant Govan*"bf London accompanied  by Mr. Fredeiick North went to Rossland. Mr. Govan is said to be the  managing director of the Gold Exploration and Development Co. of British  Columbia and also of the War Eagle  Mining Co. of London.--* Mr. North is  discrihed as formerly mining engineer  for the Cape and Natal Governments.  He may possibly be the Mr. North a  well known colliery engineer who  went out some time ago to the Cape to  report on the coal fields of Natal.  Patsy Clarke, interviewed in -Spokane,  according to tho Rosslaader^ denied that  there was any truth in the rumor that  the War Eagle had been sold. The bond  expired on August 1st, and anything  stated since that regarding the sale has  been unanthenticated rumor. The report of the sale originated from a tele  gram sent by Frank Loring from Toronto  to F. E. Snodgrass of Spokane, stating  that the WarEagli deal had be������n consummated. Where or how Mr. Loring got  his information is not known, but it does  not appear to have been correct  Tlie First Division Gives'the Govern-  - ment a Working Majority of  ._  Thiiy-Foui*.  Ottawa, Sept. 9���������At a meeting of the  agriculture committee today Thomas  Bain was appointed chairman; M. Sutherland, Liberal whip, was appointed chairman ot the railways nnd canris committee, and James Lister was appointed to  preside over the bankiug aud commerce.  The minister of marine aud fisheries  has declined to permit cohpe fishiug to.  commence on the 15th inst instead of on  the25tb.     '    .*" '���������:"..  Mr. Morrison waited on Hon. Mr.Tarte  with Hon. Col. Baker and disoussed  Fraser river matters. A meeting of Bri  tish Columbia members was held and a  piogram was adopted for presentation to  the ' Governor-in-council, embodying".  British Columbian overtures.  Mr. Oliver introduced yesterday,a bill  to incorporate the Hudson Bay and Pacific Railway Company which^was read a  first time.   ;  In, the House yesterday Sir Charles  Tapper asked if any piogress had been  made in regard to the appointment of a  minister of the interior. ' -.  Hon. Mr.- Laurier.���������I will be able.to  give an answer to the lion, gentleman on  Thursday.  The "first division of the session' took  place at 11 o'clock last night on Mr. Fosters', motion censuring the government  for its abuse of the power to issue Gover-"  uor-general's warrants'. The division wbb  witnessed by crowded galleries. When  Sir Charles Tupper rose lo vote he was  loudly cheered by the opposition. The"  Liberals paid a similar compliment to  their leader. The government majority  on the vote was 34. Thirty-two members'  were paired, anun usually large number,  and' six members were absent, * three  Conservatives and three Liberals.  Mr. Bostock has introduced a bill to  incorporate the Columbia Telephone &  Telegraph Co.   It was read a first time.  B. C. IN LONDON. rV  There is no longer any doubt thnt  the fume of our mines has.reached  London, and occupies a considerable-  portion ot. public attention then*.  The Ottawa correspondent of the"  London Times has a two column  article on Kootenay. In the  Miniug Journal and other papers  there are many columns devoted to  Biitish Columbia and specially to  Kootenay. Many of these articles are  written, by. people who either have no  personal knowledge o'f'the country,or  whose acquaintance with it is merely  cursory. . Hence one sees many inaccuracies which ought not to appear.  For instance in a communication we  read that the Revelstoke smelter had  been washed away by the ri-w. This  may be true by and by but the buildings are not gone yet. A more glaring  inaccuracy in the same account is the  omission to mention the smelters at  Nelson, Trail and Pilot Bay which  betweeu them have treated n**-less  than fifty thousand tons of oie this  year.  To .British Columbians who have  the true welfare of their country at  heart it is distressing to see the large  numbers of companies being formed  eithei without any definite object or  to acquire some property .which is  scarcely commensurate "with its dis-  cription in the prospectus. The London correspondent of the Engineering  .ind Mining "Journal of New*\ ork says:-  "Jus>t as there appears to be a favorable' opening for British Columbian  propositions, it is a pity that irresponsible promoters should come over from  the Dominion oiferiiig absurd propositions-here. A party from Toronto is  at present in London hawking round  shares in 'The Big Tree Mining Co,' a  company formed either under Dominion or Provincial laws. - He is offering  the stock in blocks of not less than 250  at the rate of one shilling for tach .$1  sharer The mine is somewhere in the  Trail Creek district^ and the officers of  the company are Rufus H. Pope;  president; A. G. Labeie. vice-president  and J. P. Greaves, secretary treasurer.  This person is scattering circulars  very widely hut is uot bringing his  schemes before the notice of the press.  Perhaps some of your readers can give  further"* information about the Big  Tree Mining Company."  For our own'part we may say that  we have never heard of such a company, and the gentlemen who are its*  officers are equally unknown to us. If  thc company owns "a claim, and that  claim has any showing of ore on it at  all, it-i_ *very strange* that it is not  mentioned in any oof the Rossland  papers, as they are not given to hiding  the light under a bushel.  The Bank of England has raised the  rate ot discount one half to two nud n  half. This is the first change for two  years and a half. It is believed that the  raise is intended to check impending  gold exports. Consols dropped iu consequence to, 111% a decline ot % from  the closing price of the previous day.  - Tho Prince of Wales horse Persimmon  whioh won the Derby has also won the  St. Leger.. The Duke of Westminster's  Labrador and Painpion finished second  and third respectively. The race was  won in a canter by a length and a halt.  ." On Thursday last a violent oyolone  swept over Paris doing a great deal of  damage. - Only ' one person was killed  but many , were injured some being  blown bodily into the Seine. The Palais  de Justice was partly unroofed and all  the windows blown in.  ��������� The recent .convention of Irishmen  held at Dublin which was to bind up all  parties together and heal all differences,  .does not appear"to havo had the desired  effect. Mr. John Dillon was hooted and  mobbed in the streets. Mr. John Redmond addressing the National League at  Dublin denounced the convention as n  sham. Not a single Parnellite was there  while Henley's followers were absent. He  objected to the American delegates  dictating aL policy to Irishmen iu Ireland.  He denounced T. P. O'Connor as an interested journalistic supporter . of the"  English liberals. He applauded the  work recently done in Ireland by the  Conservative Government and contrasted  it with that done under the Liberals.  The most horrible holocaust with the  greatest loss of life that has ever occurred  in this part of the state occurred at midnight of Tuesday, last, at Detroit,  ���������when Yore's opera house took , fiie  and in the fight'to save the buildings and  other blocks adjoining eleven firemen,  one a volunteer, met their fate at -one  time, death being -' instantaneous with  five of them. Six lived only a few hours  in awful agony and five others met with  severe injuries. A high - wind prevailed  and it caused the walls to fall outward,  and adjoining building were saved only  with the greatest efforts. A large |quan-  tity "of-, stage scenery was .destroyed.  There was no insurance. Thousands  witnessed* the conflagration and with  difficulty the crowds were kept out of  dangers way. Tbe work of clearing up  the streets was continued throughout  the day. ���������  THE SILVER SLOUAN.  CHURCH NOTICES.  Sunday 13th September 1896.  * Church of Exg&axd. Harvest  Thanksgiving. Holy Communion at  8.00. Mattins and Communion IL.  Childrens Service 2.30. Evening 7.30.  The services morning and evening will  be fully choral. Dyke's Communion  service will be sung in the morning,  and in the evening, Simper's Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis.  Services in the future will be held regularly on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays in each month.  Presbyterian Church. Services ab  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at S p. in. Christian  Endeavot Society meets every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass  at Nelson on first and last Sundays in  the month. Sandon second Sunday,  aud Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist Church, Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath  School 2.30 p. in. Prayer meeting  on Friday evening at 8 o'clock.  CANADA WINS AGAIN.  ���������- Putney, Sept. 7.���������"Jake'.' Gaudaur ot  Toronto, tbe champion oarsman ot  America, 'after a most disappointing  race today, over the four-mile championship course from Putney to Mortlake, defeated James H. Stansbury of  Austraulia, -who recently .beat "Wag"  Harding for the championship' of the  world.     "' "*  The race today was for the world's'  championship, $2500 aud the Sportsman's cup. The weather was as dismal  as could be.   There was a foul, a protest  From Silver Mining in B. C, By E. D.  -    Ingall*  (London Mining Journal.)  The bulk ot the claims of tbe dist'ric-  have been staked out ou veins .cutting  rocks ot the black slate series with theii  associated calcareous bands.   They show  the sume variations in  charucter,  being  soft aud highly graphitic at places, and  harder and more compact at other., gen  entity  from the proximity of intrusive-  igneous rocks, aud are.thus often higlil.x  altered, showing chinstolite, etc.    Thesi  intrusive rocks are found, throughout.tin  district,   showing  as " dykes of variotn-  thicknesses. ��������� They   are light iu color,  wiih a preponderance of the acidic min  oral constituents, orllioclase felspar anel  quartz constituting, us a" rule, the bulk  of  the substance. '  This association of  ��������� f rocks in geneial occupy the southern  side of the valley of Kaslo river, aud extend some miles to the south, where they  are said to abut ou a large area of grau-*  ite.   '  ��������� .       .  On the north side of the valley of the  same river, the schistose series of rocks  is largely developed, being in many  places serpeutinous. - In - this series of  rooks a number of veins have been located. They show as' fissures varyiug  in thickness from a few inches to -2 or 3  feet; carrying the ore, which is galena, in  solid ribs. ' These ore ribs are generally  imbedded in a soft ochreous gangue,  sometimeSjOf a pasty consistency. The  thickness of the ribs varies from a few  inches up to foot or two. .Occasionally  lhe walls of the fissure are -lined .with  quartz crystals, and tho enclosiug rock  is rusted some few*inches in.from the  walls of tlie vein. Veins of solid quartz  also occur occasionally, but those seen  carried very little mineral. The veins  in this schistose series of rocks are apt to  be free from some of the irregularities occasion ally shown by those* in the black  shale series. The veins in tbe shale series  present similar features to those already"  described as occurring in the same series  in thc Illeeillewaet district. Whilst they  frequently ruu for long distances with  the formation, they are also constantly  found cutting across it. . -  Where a vein is found cutting across  or in the proximity of one of the calcur  eous bands previously mentioued, tuey  are apt to show some interesting features,  widening out or forming large pockets  of ore in connection with the vein. Some  of tbe big shows of the district have been  of this nature, and have proved very' disappointing, their pocketty nature being  shown on development. When, however, the parent vein has been located, it  has been found to be persistent, which  will be found to be true for most oftho fissures proper. When they'cutthe slates,'  the veins at places 0 show considerable  width of brecciated vein stone, angular  pieces of the enclosiug rock-.being cemented together by" quartx and othOr  gangue and ore minerals. The commonest occurence, however^ is to find veins  of from a few inches to 2 or 3 .feet iu  width, carrying galenu iu solid ribs, nuggets, and boulders in a rusty ochreous  and sometimes clayey filling.  The galena varies in grain, from  large  LOCAL  NEWS.  which  was  disregaided,   and Gaudaur roabe down to that with a fine steely frac-  won by 20 lengths in 23:01. Both men  were very nervous and fidgety while at  the stake boats marking the starting line.  They broke repeatedly, and there were 12  false starts.      - - -  , When the oarsmen shot under Hammersmith bridge the nose of the Australian's shell was almost touching the stern  of Gaudaur's boat, and about two furlongs above the bridgf* there was a slight  touch. Stansbury promptly held up his  hand and claimed foul, but as both boats  were in tbe middle of the river the referee  refused to .admit the foul. Stansbury,  who=Thad-*-8topped-rowiug-iu-order���������to  claim the foul, was now a badly beaten  mau, and Gaudaur went right away and  won as he pleased.  The betting was 5 to 2 on Stansbury at  the start, and 3 to 1 ou Gaudaur after a  third of a mile.had been rowed.  SUPREME COURT.  *"    Civil Sittings.  (Before Mr. Justice McCreight.)  .     . MCOOKE E-.-AIi.  VS.  BAILEY.  This action was commenced on Thursday aud is likely to last some time. The  plaintiffs Messrs. A. AV. McCune, Scctt  McDonald nnd Hong own a |half  share in the Payue mine, Mr, S. S. Bailey the defendant owns the other half.  Tlie miue has hitherto been worked by  Mr. Builey. . The plaintiffs have become  dissatisfied with his management aud  now ask for un order, of the court for the  sale of the miue, also for production of  accounts by defendant, and they also  seek to make defendant responsible for  all the expenses inclined in working thc  mine on the ground that the operations  have been improperly conducted,  Mr. E. V.  Bodwell appeared  for  for  the  the  plaintiffs and Mr. W. J. Taylor  defendant.' -,     .  Mr. Bodwell obtained an order for all  books, statements of account, smelter returns and other" documents- relating to  the mine and called Mr. Sbott McDonald  to show why it was better to sell the  mine than to partition it between the  parties. Mr. McDonald said that a fair  partition could not be made until a miue  was very largely developed. In fact "no  one could say with certainty 'what a miue  contained until it was worked out.  . Mr. Taylor then commenced to cros-i-  examine the witaesse aud continued nil  day. ^Yeste.rday Mr. Scott MacDonald  was under examination all day, aud  today the case is proceeding as we go to  press. -  Thirty five saloon keepers in Vancouver are being prosecuted for illegal sale  of liquor.  There is great disappointment among  the Chinese at Victoria at tbe fact that  Li Hung Chang will not visit that city.  The great Celestial travelling over tl e  C.P.R. in a special car will arrive ia  Vancouver today and will proceed  at once on board the s.s. Empress of  China en route for the Orient. H.M.S.  Comus will attend and fire the salute due  to Li's rank and position.  ture, as shown by the specimens. It is  sometimes enriched by tbe presence of  ruby silver and the richer- silver minerals scattered through it. What is  known as "carbonate" ore occurs with  the galena, but this is not really carbonate of lead, us one might suppose, but is  the ocheous gangue -.material in which  the silver occurs disseminated in the metallic or native condition and iu the cou-  dition"of the richer silver minerals with,  doubtless, some carbonate of lead. The  whole, probably, resnlts from the decomposition of the gangue and of the  Bilvjetbearing^gah^iwjof.Uie^veiii^^^th^  minerals are associated witli"the g_ilei_a  in places and in varying quantities. Of  these, zinc blende is the most prominent,  iron pyrites occuriug in fair quautity,  and other metalic miuerals being only  occasional. Tbe, pure galena'iu solid ribs  neems to affect moro'-.particularly the  narrower veins, cutting the shales, whereas the big developments in the calcareous  parts carry generolly a large pioportion  ot ziuc blende which lessens their .value,  this mineral being objected to* by the  smelters, when its percentage is huge.  Auother class of the vehiB found ehow  various rich arsenical and antimonial  silver minerals in, a gauguo composed  principally"of quartz.  Development work on these veins hns,  in a number of cases, opened up most  promising exposures of ore. In one case  a tunnel was seen on ft_.new prospect  where, for all its length of about 75 feet,  it was estimated that the grouud broken  had been from 50 to GO per cent, puro  galena, assaying 125 ouuec. to the ton.  Or again, r.t another place, a prospect pit  was seen showing a 2 foot rib ot absolutely pure steel galena with ruby silver,  the ore assaying 860 ounces to the ton.  When ouo sees such exposures of ore as  these at a number of places iu thc di-trict  as the result ot merely preliminary development work by the prospectors themselves, and taking into account the many  other veius fouud in the district, having  good, if not quite so extensive, shows of  ore, one cannot help feeling that the district has a very hopeful future before it.  These ores are rich in silver, as shown by  the results of some 50 assays made in the  chemical branch of the Geological Survey  of specimens of galena collected by myself which run from 50 jounces to 3'j0  ounces the majority from the black shale  series in the Slocan district averaging,  perhaps 100 to 125 ounces to the ton.  Some specimens of so-called "carbonate"  gave little or no silver, whilst two' specimens of this class of ore from different  claims "gave 700 ounces and 1630 ounces  respectively. The galena from the veius  on the schistose formation seems to  average lower iu silver thau that occuriug in the shale formation.  THE WEATHER. =  .'Dr. Powell,'of Victoria, is in town.    t   ���������  Yesterday Mr. Justice McCreight flued *  Mr. Frank Fletcher $������25 for absence from  the Grand Jury.  Sir William Rose, son of Sir John Rose  at one time financial minister of Canada,  is on his way to Kootenay.  An - excursion of members of the  Wiunipeg Hoard of Trade will ��������� leave  Wiunipeg abont the 15th inst."  The Hall Mines smelter hns closed  down for repairs. A lariro quantity ot  valuable metal was found iu the crucible.  The firm of Troves**** Farley have dissolved partnership. The business iu  future will be carried on by Mr. Traves..  Mr. aud Mrs. Mara with their children'  and Mr. audMr?. J. O. Graham of Kain-  loopsarrived by Thursday's train, and will  spend a short time in Kootenny.  The third annual Emit Fair is to bec*  held at Spokane, commencing ou the 6th  and  terminating on tho 17th Octootr.'  Cheap fares .are arranged.  Mr. S.   B.   Hendee   has resigned the *  position of purser on the s.s. Nakusp and  will go into the miuing broker business  at Sandon. -'_'_-,      ,   : '   -  It is rumored'that there is a possibility"  of   "Joe"   Martin* ot  Winnipeg  beiug  appointed. County .-Court. Judge   for ..  Kootenay..       ; * ' " -.' v' .  Dr. Curry, the dentist has finally deci-.  ded to make his permanent residence iu  Nelson.   He has arrived here together  with Mrs. Curry. . His office is' iri the "'"  Bigelow block. . .   ���������  A gold bracelet which has been -found'.  at Wards Crossing has beeu brought to  our office, where i he owner cau have it *  by properly identifying it    ���������  Mr. Whittier of tbe Goodenough ar-  .  rived in town this morning.   He has just",  received tbe smelter returns from   the ,  last cor. load of ore which went to Great"  Falls.   It averaged 616 ounces in silve -*  The differences between Dr. Hendyx ->  and Captain Hayward, and W. Hennessey ���������  over an  interest in the Noble Five havo  been amicably settled by a compromise ,'  satisfactory to both parties.  Mr. W. A. Carlyle!Provincial Mineial-   .  ogist is at present in towu accompanied  -  by.Mrs. Carlyle.,   Mr. Carlyle' was at  work iu the Slocan nnd was interrupted  '  by the recent bad weather. -.  The usual break in the weather which,  generally occurs in the second week in  September took place on Tuesday, 8th,  when cold raw weather with rain Bet in. -  There'is plenty of snow on the higher  ranges.  There is-almost more building going  on at Nelson now than at anytime during  itp history, ��������� West Baker.street in getting  filled on both sides- between Stanley and.;  Kooteuay streets, while houses'" are  aheady going up ou many of the lots  purchased at the recent government land  sale. ' ��������� - **  The experiment of making bricks out  ot the smelter slug is being tried. Thin ,  is carried on most successfully at Butte  and other smelting centres, where-the  bricks are largely used for foundation  work. The" brick produced is rather  brittle but is said to withstand a fair  crushing strain aud is of course absolute- *  ly impervious to.damp.  . The second annual convention of the  Northwest Miniug Association is to be  held iu Spokane on the 6th 7th and 8th  pros. Thc committee are asking for  samples of ore to bo exhibited at the  meeting and have arranged with railroad  companies to carry all such samples free  of   cost. R^H?   tickets to Spokane  allowiug for "several^days stop dverwiU"-  be issued  at the rate ot one fare nud a  fifth. .,  Mr. H. S, Crotty of Winnipeg a .well  known real estate agent'is at piesent  visiting Nelsou. He is much struck by  the many advantages whioh the town  possesses and wonders at the modesty  of its inhabitants in not letting its merits  be more widely known. ��������� In the East, he  says, Rosslaud is ou every tongue and at  all the little prairie towns everyone has a  chunk of Trail Creek ore in his pocket.  He strongly advises all newcomers to  pay Nelsou a visit first, as it is the centre  and capital of the whole district, from it  they Jc_n bnrvoy the rival attractionsot  all the ditlereut camps. Mr. Crotty who  repreueuts eastern Canadian and English capitalist.'-, is making a thorough inspection of the district.  The performance of the Carrie Stoyle  Company advertised for Thursday even-  iug had to bo postponed ou account ot  tho weather until Friday, when a large  house greeted the popular actress. The  entertainment consisted ot songs nnd  scenes from plays.   The selections lost  .Sept.  'iTIIERMOMKTKH..  6���������Max IS3   Min.  7- ....c,.75������  8- .....72<=  9-         60������  10-         ob"  11-         175  1-2���������         51 ������  i.ight consisted ot the celebrated scenes  from The School for Scandal and the.  Lancashire Lass. In the latter Miss  Stoyle's impel sonations of the' North  Couutry Girl literally brought down the  house. Miss Stoyle is exceedingly well  known not ouly in Manitoba but over a  large part of America aud Europe, and  the people of Nelson should not lose the  opportunity of atteudingthe performance  which will be varried this evening.  The auli-chinesc petition has been  signed by over 10,00*) people. It prays  for tbe reslriclion of Japanese immigration aud that the tax on Chinamen be  raised to S500.   44 *���������   45������   43-   40 *'   vi=    ;   V>-   "l   33=     '  These readings are taken at 9 a. in. and con- I  cquently represent the highc.-t and lowest ���������  emperatnre during the preceding 31 hours.       1  The fall in the price of lead is closing  down a, number of miues. The Outario  in Utah is closing; at "SVardner, Idaho, it  is reported that the leasers of the Stem-  wiuder will stoie their ore for better  prices. The Bunker Hill aud Sullivau  has laid off about 50 men owing to the -  low price of lead, but it is not thought  tbat any more will be laid off unless  the price ot the metal further decline-.  The malinger or the Red Cloud in Idaho,  which hns also stooped work, says tl at  with lead at $2.50 per 100 pouuds and  silver at about 65 cents per ounce he cau  not pay expenses aud will not try to do  so. At the Last Chance mine at Wardner,  owing to the fall in price of lead there  was a cut of fifty cents per day in wages.  ^- THE  MINER, NELSON,-B: C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12,; 1896.  _, *  . (Continued from third page.)  swarming with people, who can produce nothing pf the kind themselves,  but who want, and are willing and able  to pay for it. With a small exception  the railway would - find - customers  along its entire.rout p. The fanners of  the Northwest line it on both sides  right up to the lloukies. In the  limiiiitiiins themselves it, reaches the  great coal fields whose produce is to  much needed iu our smelters. Thence  a short run brings it to the East  Kootenay district, already a large  exporter of . rnini-ral, then again  through a country which bears good  promises of future wealth, it .0011  reaches West Kootenay of which I here  i'l no longer any doubt. 0  There is reason to believe that the  present Liberal Government have it in  their mind to build this line. We  know that our member is favorable to  it and will, do his best to urge on its  construction. There should, he little  or no difficulty in its way. Any  opposition that might come from the  conservatives could only tie factious  and half-hearted, as almost the lasl  gasp of that moribund parry' was a  proposal to make a handsome loan  to the C.P.R. to construct it. It would  seem almost as if the scheme was good  enough to go straight to thc London  .market for the necessary funds, or if  it still wants support it should not  require much Government guarantee  to make it go. It is certain that it  cannot require the grunting of great  concessions nor powers of monopoly to  ensure its success. It is so good a  thing that if the Government cannot  get, it done without such aid, let it  construct the line itself.  A natural.corollary to the Crows  Nest Pass line, which reaches ils  terminus at Nelsou, is the extension of  the preseul line from Rohson to Rosslaud. Already.the Spokane Falls &  Northern railway is building its branch  under the name of the Red Mountain  railway from Northport to Trail Creek.  This line will draw off all the rich  traffic of the great gold fields to the  United States, and afford a ready  access for tho fanners of Washington  to supply the miners of British Columbia with their produce. The  Dominion Government has granted  concessions to the Red Mountain railway. . How much more should it aim  at helping its own people to reap the  advantages of their country's wealth.  BOMBARDIER   BEETLE.  Supplied by Nature With a Strang- Weapon of Protection.  Of creatures inhabiting the land the  bombnrdior beetle certainly has the queerest means of defense. When' pursued by  an enemy he discharges an extremely  volatile fluid which is secreted by special  glands and which has the curious property of turning into a cloud of light bluish smoke. Some say that this smoke  blinds the pursuer for a time, others say  that it only confuses him. ' If the first  discharge is insufficient tho bombardier  can repeat it as many as 20 times, but  he usually .escapes before carrying the  bombardment to this length.  Of sea creatures, Jihe globe fish, or  puffer, uses the most extraordinary  means for protecting himself ngalust or  escaping from his foe. In a quiescent  stato its body is somewhat thick, and  flattened on the uuder sido. As such, ho.,  would mako a nice moutful for a goort-  sizod enoray, but when ho finds that he  is about to be selzod he pumps water  into himself until ho swells out into a  globe from 12 to 15 inches in diameter,  and at the same time erects a multitude  of short, sharp spikes, and so becomes a  very awkward mouthful. Sometimes,  even in .his state, ho gets within the  jaws of some largo enemy, and then he  suddenly collapses to his original size  and swims out, leaving the jaws to oloie  on nothing.���������Philadelphia Press.  Jfot a Word.  The preclousness of silence receives a  new Illustration in a court room incident reported by the Helena Independent.  Four -yeurs ago, more or less, two men  were convicted of horso-stealing in the  District Court of Ghoteau County. They  desorved a sentence of. ten years' imprisonment, but Judge Du Boso, for some  reason, let them off with three years.  Then the worse man of the two, supposing, no doubt,- tbat the sentence onoe  pronounced was past revision, addressed  the court.  "I just want to say," he told Judge  Du Bose, "that whon I get out you will  be tho flrst man I'll come here to kill."  . ."Oh, well," said the judge, "in that  case I'll make it ten years. Then you  won't trouble me so soon."  Having said this, he turned to the  other man.  "Is there anything you would like to  say?" he asked.  "Not a hlessed word," answered the  prisoner.  The man who said nothing is now out  of prison, while his partner is still behind the bars.  \  * BOTES.-  . The opening up of the great count 1 y  which lies to the north of Kootenay  Lake would be very materially aided  by,the improvement of Ihe navigation  ot the Lardo River between Howser or  Upper Kootenay Lake arid Kootenay  Lake itself. The removal of snags  and log-jambs'would enable steamers  from the big lake to carry supplies far  into the mining country and to bring  hack ore from, claims that at present  have no facilities ^for shipment. The  river is. little more than ten miles in  length; and clearing it would <>p--n up  some.twenty live or thirty miles to  navigation. We believe that Mr.  Bostock charged himself with bi-ing-  - ing this matter tn,the attention ofthe  ������������������Government,  and though we do not  for.a moment suppose* that he has  forgotten, it, we would urge him to  hasteti the opportunity of bringing it  011.   - The news of a remarkable accident  ~iii"^"Eo"ndbn"7has���������iecently~rpacb.d"usr  At the "Novelty Theatre' a play was  being enacted iu the" final scene of  which, the villain is stabbed and falls  . to ,the ground and dies. By some  terrible mischance the actor who was  to administer the fatal blow actually  did stab the other, and I he poor man  without knowing thatjhe wassei iously  hurt went on acting his own death  before the audience ahd actually  expired in fifteen minutes from lhe  time the blow.was struck.  It is possibly fortunate for McGregor  who was* recently tried for stabbing a  man at Rossland, tbat the details of  - this case had not reached here then.  It .will be remembered that the case  turned largely on the medical evidence,  aiid the accused owed his acquittal to  the medical opinion that a man could  not ruu some two or three hundred feet  after receiving such a wound as he had.  The wound as described by Dr. Keller  was a wound in the chest made by a  knife*. It had penetrated possibly one  a_id a half inch. It had penetrated the  right ventricle of the heart and had  punctured but mit - perforated the  posterior wall.    At the inquest held  ''on-the unfortunate actor who lived  for fifteen minutes after the blow,  acted his part and said he was not  much 'hurt, the medical evidence  showed that the wound was made by  a long dagger* with a blade six inches  in length'.   The  right lung had been  . ppnetraled from front to back and the  main  artery of   the   heart  was   also  penetrated.    .Had  this news arrived  earlier' it is   possible   that   the   case  ;  v ould have had a different result.  In 1836 complete sets of our Government weights and measures .were delivered to tbe Governor of each state, for  the use of tha states respectively.  Seeing by Wire.  Will it ever bo possible to enable the*  persons who speak with each other by  telephone to see one another' nt the same  .time, an "iu a glass, darkly," perhaps,  but still "face to face?'*- Will it ever be  feasible for a man in London to seo  opcra-in La Scala, or tho . Falls of Niagara, or the Feast of Lanterns, in Canton, without stirring from home? It in  a captivating idea, and, although we can  not pronounce with certainty, there is a  good deal to be said in favor of the possibility of its realization.  To begin with,-it_'"i_;known, that light-  is merely a form of energy, or, as the  late Prof. Tyndall would call it,a "mode  of motion." It is, in fact, ii wave-like  motion in the exquisite medium thcS we  call'the luminiferous ether,, which is understood to' permeate������������������ all bpdi:;s. Xii"  waves resemble those set up in water  when a stone is dropped into it; that i.*  to say, they are transverse rays, tho particles of water rising and falling alternately across the liue on which the waves  travel. In this respect light dill'ors from  sound,- in which the particles of air conveying . the sound vibrate ' to and fro  along the course of propagation of tho  sound. Now it has been found of late  years that waves similar to those of light  in all,,-but size can be set up in the  luminiferous ��������� ether by oscillatory dis-  oharges of electricity, and there js growing  evidence to show that-some well-known  effects of electricity are the result of  wave motions in the , ether of the same  kind.as those .of light. __.  Tne Red Book.  Price $4. per Copy  The Only Directory, of thc Province in Two Years.  A COMPLETE GAZETTEER  of over 500 points in British Columbia, mauy of which have never before  appeared in any Directory or Trode Reference Book'  .  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JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  - 0  (249)  If,' therefore, we could find a means of  transforming the waves of light into  corresponding electric waves ' and transmit these to a distance1 by wire, or even  ���������without wires, then retrunsform them,  buok again into light, the problem would,  be solved. " Tho. progress of.electrical research appears to tend in that   direction.  A Sculptor'* .Error.  A defect has recently beeu discovered  In the equestrian, statue of Emperor  William I. of Germany, which was recently unveiled at Frankfort. "It appears  that tho old Emperor does ' not hold the  reins of his horse's- bridle according t6  the regulation of tho German cavalry.  The sculptor will probably bo ordered to  correct this defect.  - Good Itnnils Promote Development. -  Good roads often tend to oircumven  death and disaster, but they are u million  tiroes more valuable in promoting life���������  not. simply existence, but the kind of  civilized life which irial*.s human development possible, and not only possible,  but practical. ���������Good Roods.  - GAZETTE NOTICES.  IFrom thc B. C.  Gazette of 3rd Sept.,  All Ladies'  Shoes at actual RSet Cost until cleared,  Hereafter we will not handle any  Ladies'   Goods whatever.    Secure  your  Winter  Footwear  at once while  lines are complete.  Why Drink Your Whiskey Straight  When it is much' nicer with Soda Water,  or any other of bur drinks  All our soft drinks are- guaranteed to kill any microbes that  ^%-j-may  exist  in   the   whiskey **but   are   perfectly    -  .. harmless to human beings.  . Orders Delivered Promptly to Any Part of the Town.  NELSON SODA WATER FACTORY  :m  Thos. Dunn ������ Co., L'd.  ; in  Al MILL  DEALERS  il  1  BAK AKI������ SUKET IKON, M1NI!H������- l-HKS, It A IS _1M������  S1IKKT STKEI.,  MIXEHS' SHOVELS, Wlltf. KOI'KS, MAMMA HOPES,  IK-SAMITE   FUSE AMI CAPS.   .  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABARHMINING  CO.'S  Write for Quotations. - Cable Address, "Dunn."   ���������-  (���������33) "������7*^jsroo"_r*v"_i3_Ee, ib. o.  QUICKSILVER.  ALBION IRON W01KS Co., LIMITED  _E3 _DTa-IXNT__UE_RS_  1RON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS, * *     . *  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS.   ETC., . '  FISH CANNING   AND   MINING  MACHINERY, HiDRAULIC GIANTS,  * * * PIPES  ASD SINKING   TUMPS   IOR MINES.  French Ranges, Stoves, Grates, Etc.  SOLE  AGENTS FOR HENRY   It. ���������WOll.II-J.tilOYS   .TEAM   II MI'S   ASH ISU1EHI1X  HOCK UltILL  CO.'S STEAM IIOCK DRILLS.  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street.  P.O. DRAWER 12    ���������  VICTORIA,, B. C  (205)  Ihe P.0. Store.    GILKER & WELLS.  3_>T_a3I_SO_N" &c PILOT _BJ__."_T.  VANCOUVER,  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  VANCOUVER, B. C.  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET  "We are now Receiving Weekly Shipments of  Creamery Butter in One Pound Pats  WMcI We BeccoiMeM to He of ...era..Quality.  Hudson's Bay Company,  BAKER STREET; NEtSON,  05  18*i]  The account whicli we print elsewhere of, the alleged discovery of a  process .for turning silver into gold is  extraordinary. He would be rash who  would say that science had exhausted  her discoveries but at the same time  the result of such a one as this would  so revolutionize the entire* social system, which is mainly founded on  money, that it appeals iucredible. "We  givs it only For what it is worth, leaving our readers to picture for themselves a. condition of affairs when  - everyone could have as much money  us he wished.  l'KIVATB HILLS.  Mr. Herbert E. A. Robertson as solicitor for tbe applicants, applies for a  Private Bill for the incorporation of a  company to construct a private railway  from "Kaslo,.by Kootenay Lake to Lardo;  thence to Upper Kooteuay Luke; thence  by the Duncan River to its -headwaters,  with a branch* beginning at or neiir Lardo  ltiver to and by Trout Lake," aud' thence  ia to Lardeau ou Arrow Lake.  CERTIFICATES  OF INCORPORATION.  Badger Tourmaline Consolidated Gold  Mining Co., Ld. Capital Sl.500,000 in  SI. shares. Head office. Rossland; Directors 'JR. F. Dodd, H. C. Walters and John  Lincham. ' Objects;, general mining.  Mount Mabel Mining & Smelting Co.,  Id., Capital 81,500,000in SI. shares. .Head  office New Denver; Directors A. J.  Hughe's, A. St C. Brindleaud A.K. Cody.  Objects: to acquire the Glenwood, New  Brunswick, .St. George, Mable May, and  Star of Hope Claims and general mining.  Noble Five Consolidated Mining and  Milling Co., (Foreign) Capital ������1,200,000  Head office, Spokane.  .Sevmonr Creek Gold Mining Co., Ld.,  Capi-al Sl,OCO,00O in Si shines. Directors II. Heffering, F. S. Timberlake, S. T.  Timberlake. Heal oflice, Vancouver.  Objects, general mining.  Turn Up , .  . . Your Toes  TToto each horny, corny deformity!  Ill-fitting shoes did it. Puttir.e' your  foot Into boots that fitted your eye only. Here ls'a  Shoe which is mado to fit Nature's feet. It coat $5,000  to_prod_.ee tho flrst perfect pair, but you can now  have the 6,000th pair for $8.50. Made .of the beet  Imported -caff-skin,' in black or tan, by tho famous  Goodyear Welt pi'ocess, which gives ease to the foot-  elasticity to the sole.   $3.50, $4,50, 99.50 per vair.  The Slater Shoe (for Men.)  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Hardly a home  m  Canada  that  docs not. use  ..-���������'_  ������������������ ������������������������������������**������i  E. B. EDDY'S  MATCHES.  The best evidence of tfaeix worti.  Painless Dentistry.  Dr. W. J. Curry of Nanaimo will  Be at Nelson for io days beginning  on or about Sept. yth. * First class,  work guaranteed. Teetli removed  painlessly by the new method without extra charge. Gas also admin-*  istered for painless extraction.  Artificial Teeth, Crown and Bridge  Work specialties. Every attention  giv.en to the treatment and filling of  the natural teeth. i25  ORES . ..  WANTED.  Silver,  Lead,  Copper,  Write for Price".   Give assays, etc.  State Ore Sampling Co./  DENVER, COLO., Q  *���������  -*   *''  THE MINER,"NELSON/ B* C.,;SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 127.1:896.  .-  c_     -**      -__*-._/ _^.':_'.f "���������*   "**���������     >     .   *'Vv-SS"'"y������**C|  THE MINER is printed on Saturdays and  will be mailed t .iny address in Canada or  the Uni'edStates 'or one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Sitlgle copies five cents.  CONTRACT   ADVERTISEMENTS  inserted at the rate of'_'?per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of ij cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and /o cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running por shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  nLL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor  must be accompanied by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidewe of goodfaith.  PRINTING turned out in firs, -rate style at  the shortest notice  Address  '    THeMINERPRINTIN-iAHUBLISHINQCO  NELSON.    B.C.  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  Boots  #  and  *      Shoes  For riiners & Prospectors  (118)  one of the" officials of .the House ordering a, copy of This Miner Cor each  member, which it ought lo have been.  It was from none of,thesc, but it con-  I-lined a circular, a letter and business'  card from a mining engineer at Montreal. The letter and circular purported to refer to a proposed establishment of a permanent exhibition of  minerals at Montreal, but it contained  no reference to the authority of tiny  Government, or board of trade or  other public body. It was addressed  apparently from the office of the  advettiser aud signed by him alono. lt  was simply nothing more or less than  a cheap advertisement. The following  sentence from the circular is a good  sample of its impudence and the style  of its English, "They are organizing  in Montreal, now, the mining exchange  but they want to see the exhibition of  minerals ..established first, so they will  get reliable informations about mine**.  Then, with the exhibition and the  mining exchange, there will be created  in Montreal, a market, where all the  miners and investors could meet."  Now there is no objection whatever  to a mining agent sending out.an  advertising circular. As printers aiid  publishers we say the more the  merrier, but we most decidedly enter  our protest against the abuse of tbe  priveleges of a member of parliament  in franking correspondence of this  kind. If this Montreal advertiser is to  have his circulars sent free, then we  claim a similar advantage for all of  our brokers and advertisers here. \\e  beg to call Mr, Bostock's attention to  this matter which we think too objectionable to Hnd favor with the present  Government.  rKOVESSlOKAL  CAUD ���������  C-1 EO.. A.  B.  HALL,   PHYSICIAN  1    Surj;-.!*   OJIicu  C. & IC. Buildin-?.   up  4.ND  [3.W]  WHEALLER,     BARRISTER    AND  Suiicitor. Kaslo, B. C. .- * -    314  ASSAYING.      ROW-INS &  LANG.     AS-  sayers -to   War Euglo   and  Aesociat-d  Companies, Rossland 1351)  "VTORMAN & NORMAN, "MINING AND  _i> Stock Brokers, Hotel Spokane. Spokane,  Wiish-   Telephone C27. [4(B)  MAHON, McKARLAND & MAHON, LTD.,  .lining nud Simro Brokers, "Vancouver,  B. C.   Members Stock KxchuiiKC  330  SIHBALD AND - TEASE, GENERAL  Commission, and Fownrdlnic Agents,  Wholesale Jobbers in Gro.erL. and i'l.vi.ioiiH  Re\ elstoke Station. -���������       (30*2)  LIONEL C. BAUFF. Mining Broker of tho  Victoria' Stock Kxchung. of British Columbia, Ld. Lbly. Ollice, 32 Langley street,  Victoria, B. C. 374  C*1 EO. SIIEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  X Broker, Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  B. C. S ock Exchange of Victoria.) Clients  interests carefully guarded und settlements  promptly made. Shares ut latest quotations.  355  Do You Want To Borrow.  It is as easy to pay off a Loan on our plan as  it is lo pay rent. A $500 loan costs 87.50 per  month and pays off principal-nnd interest in  8 years, other sums in proportion, timo of pay  ment limited to 8 years. First mortgage  im proved property only. Ask tor prospectus.  -     W. J. G DICKSON,  Agent Equitable Savings & Building Association, 304  KOOTENAY - JLA'KE  SAW MILL  Nelson   Office  and   Yarcl  FOOT OF HENDRYX 8TREET.  Builders *arc invited to inspect my  stock of  Rough  and   Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors; Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY   FILLED.  G. O. Plicha_|ai|  113  THE QUEEN'S REIGN.  On the_ 23rd of this month Her  Majesty The Queen will have  reigned longer than" any English  monarch, .but she has intimated,  through the Home Secretary her wish  that-any celebration of the event  should be postponed until she   shall  .have completed the sixtieth year of her  reign, in June next, if she is spared  until Lhen.  There is little wonder that the above  proclamation . was necessary. So  beloved is the Sovereign throughout  her broad dominions that her loyal  subjects are everywhere anxious to  emphasize the feelings they cherish  towards her by .some visible exhibition  of their sentiments. At the" saint.  time the desire of the Queen to postpone the.-celebration is but natural.  To hold a festival this month is but. as.  it were to celebrate a rivalry, successful by but one day, over her grandfather. But to commemorate the  accomplishment of a reign of 00 years  is an intelligent|ide_,'and by ten years  more reasonable than the jubilee.  ' Her Majesty's reign has meant''  much to the British Empire. Though  petty wars scarce ever cease from  troubling, it is forty years since a  great European war levied its tale oi*  misery, taxes, and blood. The glorious constitution undei which we live*  so happily and freely,- has quietly  merged without the slightest trouble  into a monarchical democracy, a condition Jn which we seem to have combined the greatest blessings of both  forms of society. The colonies of tho  Empire have grown into nations,  possibly not yet quite strong enough  _to.stand-alone,_but-a������t~o.diug_ro-ali'-of-  Britain's sons, a vast field for their  energies and labors, with sufficient  individual national character to enable  them to feel the necessary patriotism  for the home of their adoption. There  is almost as much difference between  . our mode of living now and that of  our fathers when Victoria first,  stepped on the throne as there was  between that period and the reign of  say,"good Queen* Bess. The use of  steam on railways and steamships  began |practically with the Queen's  reign. In 1830 Professor Wheatstone  constructed   his   first    apparatus   by  , which 30 signals were sent through a  wire four miles long, and thus laid tho  foundation -. of "i the complicated uses  which, electricity has in our lives  today. The spread of popular education, the cheapening of literature and  the enormous stridesin various bran-'  cues of civilisation are no less worthy  oi" mention. To iis a matter of some  moment is the practical discovery and  civilization of the country in which  we live, which was at the tiiiie of the  Queen's Accession little better known  than the moon. ..   .  AN OBfECTIONABLE_ PRACTICE.   '  Among the letters   which reached  this office on Tuesday last was one in  an    imposing   envelope    bearing  the  . Jofflcial stamped crest of the House of  - Commons of Canada.     Moreover   to  add. to its official appearance it came  postage free and was ftanked by the  initials  ������*H. G. C.; M.P."   AVe are not  among those who have an extensive  correspondence    with    members    of  parliament and other notabilities and  ' the letter therefore excited our curiosity as to whom it could be from and  what it could contain.   Our surprise  therefore  was great, when upon opening it we-found that it was not from  Mr. Laurier,- asking our opinion on  the Manitoba school question, which  -was  a, relief.   Nor   was   it  from our  own member Mr. Bostock announcing'  the   immediate   construction of   the  Crow's Nest Pass Railway,  which was  a disappointment   Nor waa  it from  THE CROWS NEST PASS RAILWAY.  It is to be hoped that the reported  decision of the Dominion Government  to make no railway concessions during  the present sitting is the creation of  the brain of a conservative reporter.  Or else that the Liberal Cabinet sees  its way to push on the construction of  the Crows Nest Puss railway without  giving any coiicc.sious to anyone.  The latter course Would be infinitely  preferable, but" it seems almost too  much like discounting the inillenium  to be within the reach of Canadian  mortals. Australian mortals have got  it, and there is really no reason why  we should not have il too.  Hitherto the construction of .railways in Canada has largely been the  result of the foresight of acute business  in-n, who could see their way to wealth  and fortune through 6he medium of  monopoly conferring concessions, huge  land grants, and great possibilities in  townsite speculations. The interests  of the populations to be effected by the  railway and those of the public who  were invited to become shareholders  in it, required the magnifying glass of  an unblushing prospectus to become  visible at all. In the case of the. Crows  Nest Pass line, the interests of one of  Canada's most thriving populations  loudly demands its construction. It is  scarcely necessary to repeat the story of  the lise and tapid-grdwth of the mines  of Kootenay. Their fame is not  limited to1 Canada but is heard of, now  ail the world over. Nevertheless il  may be as well to remind eastern  readers that our. exports areaheady  increasing by leaps and bounds. On  everyside, from the Slocan, from Nelson, from Trail Creek, as the mines  ���������a_e~develop.d*1*-^tbeir���������resources-nre"  found to increase. The introduction  of new machinery to aid in the  enlargement of the output is therefore  warranted. .Only recently Lhe Slocan  Star and the Washington have added  large .concentrators to their plant, the  Noble Five' and Ruecau are about to  build tramways and concentrators.  At Nelson machinery is even now  being fitted Jit the Silver King to feed  ils enlarged smelting plant with 400 or  500 tons a day. At Trail Creek the  papers are full of the accounts of new  air compressor drills and other aids  to mining. The list there is too long  to quote, but it is well known. One  has not to rely on the promises of new  finds, mere pi os-pocts giving a hoped*  future yield, but on every hand there  are Ihe solid fads of well developed  and proved mines putting themselves  in shape to deal with ore they have in  sight.  Iu a few months, nay'in a few weeks,  the miues of Rossland will be in a  position to produce at the very least  1000 tons a day. Nelson, Ainsworth  and the Slocan will within'a short  time contribute a couple of thousand  more. The value of such an output  will amount to something between  thirty and forty million dollars a year.  And what"is the bond that ab pretent  confines and curtails this wonderful  growth? AVhat Is the universal complaint of all mining men of the restrict^  tion . of their operations? Lack, ot*  transport. The present means of  communication, good as they are, and  better than any young mining country  ever yet had, are totally inadequate to  deal with it. The growth" of the  country the increase to its population,  its revenue beaiing capacity both ^o  Province and Dominion are all circumscribed by railway facilities.  No one disputes the advisibility of  the proposed route. It cannot be said  that "it would lead nowhere or that it  would serve- no useful purpose, It  iwould lead  most fertile spots, a country producing  foodstuffs of the  best,   to a  district  (Continued on second page.)  Wall   Papers  Ceilings   ai}<}    florclers  -fco lytaitch.  An immense stock of New  Patterns  Prices from 10 cents per roll.  THOMSON  STATIONERY  CO. LD.  NELSON, -        -        - B.C.,  also VANCOUVER.    ���������       (362]  MIKIXCi. AdKKTS.  THE BON TON  RESTAURANT.  Open    Day    and    Night.  TABLE D' H0TE.  BREAKFAST.' 7 TO 11  LUNCH. IS TO S  DINNER, -.-      O TO 8  BOARD FROM $6.00 UP.  W. J. G.  DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  ISTELSOISr, _3. O. .   [385]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING &. REAL ESTATE BROKER  lNSUKANCE: imd ���������-���������  COMMISSIO:* AUENT.  VICTORIA ST.,  214  NELSON. B. O.  E. A. POWYS & OO.  isrELSoisr. _3. o.  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers,  Insurance, Real Estate. Commission  and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.       ^  202)  P. G. LIDNER  MINING   ENGINEER  AND   METALLURGIST.  SPECIALTY  Gold Mining ���������__ Gold Extraction.  NELSON, B.C.       _     396  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  AND   BOSSLAND, B. C  NELSON  140  ROYAL HOTEL,  Cor.' Slauley anil _ltlrn Street*.  NELSON, - -. B.  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND FIRST CLASS.  ItcHt Eocnllon In Town.   Ilenutlfu. VIcifM.  Bar  now  Open'  and  Stocked with  * Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay.-  Give us a trial and   be" Convinced.  CHERBO &  BOOTH.    i8������n  KOOTENAY    LAKE   GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All persons contributing $i.co  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits ofthe Hospital; in addition, the  $10.00 subscribers will secure* the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  *  A. H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  J. BLANEY,,Collector  Nelson,  B. G., August 14th,   1896.  (419)  Piano Lessors  Given   by   an   experi-  direct from one^f Canada's enced lady teacher. Apply   "-*"  '        at    Thomson    Stationery  Co's Store, Nelson.        m  __IISS   ****_-._  _&-_.   _DXT"E,*E*-_T-  .    PKOPBIETKESS.   W   FOR SALE.  BAKER ST.  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lola (Fifty foot'frontage)  403 W. J. C. Dlekxon. Baker SI..  ANTOINE MAURIK  __*TELS03sT  I  DOORS, SASHES anil TUMED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS.  SATISFACTION   GVlARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  NELSON, B.C.  s  E. S .TOPPING  TRAIL, B. C.  Dry Goods. Clothing, Etc*,  NEW AND SECOND HAND,  NELSON  (293)  B. O.  Has for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mines in all parts of the Kooteuay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  Po i)oi Monkey With Wild Cats.  Will be pleased to   answer  any business  enquiriesi  -   .   ��������� ' , ..-*.���������   (4:21j  Money to Loan  Birbeck Investment,   .  .   Security & Savings Co.  ARTHUR R. SHERWOOO,  AGENT,  sga Nelson, B. 6.   *   Clarke Hotel,  Josephine St,, Nelson.  ; Enlarged, redecorated and  fitted throughout with the  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special rates  for hoarders--1- ^������������������-������������������i-  The Har U unppllcd witk Chatcc-it Bruml*  mt Uqwor* ami Cigar*.  9  MES. CLARKE,  Late of Eoyal Hotel, Calgary  ,   LAWRENCE HARDWARE Q0  ^    J Our stock is now very complete in  of almost every description.  ���������-' We are here to do business.   . If we have hot what you wantj  hve will get it tor you.    Give us a trial for Goods and Prices.  TINNING AND PLUMBING.  TELEPHONE *ETC). 21.  r,Pnn  or cop.  WILL BUY or promote cm in to tale ore.  WILL HANDLE Bonds of ElecU'c Steam Gr Ho se Car Railways.  WILL. BED Waterworks or Float Bonis.ofSame.  Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. |_.d.  17 and 19 Broadway,  New York City.  *"   379  KELLY, DOUGLAS & 00.  .-V-fV3sroo*T_r-v_3*i., b:c.  WHOLESALE    GROCERS    AND -BIREOT  IMPORTERS FROM  China,   India  and Japan.  A Full Stock of Groceries, Cignrs. CiRarettes,  Tobaccos, Etc.  1-rompl All-iitinn to All ������rf_������*r������.  [320J    . o  NELS0NJ.OTS  NOTICE.  Haying appointed W. J. G.^Dickson  local aj?ent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please applv to him.  ���������      400     ' . F. C. INNES.  RAND & WALLBRIDGE  MINING BROKERS  SANDON,       -      B.C.  We have much pleasure in  announcing that we have opened an office in Sandon, B. C,  and' are prepared to handle  any legitimate mining properties that may be brought to  our attention.  122  v_*s*__!-^__S_l5'e'^S'������*'''__1-^^  TURNER. BEETON &CQ.I  H WHOLESALE MERCHANTS^mmma^  .SHIPPERSAND IMPORTERS  B JUST ARRIVED   -  py " A Car Load of        " ���������*  I Pabst Beer, Milwaukee, Bottling  fl������s ' And a Car Load of  sOre   Bags/  VICTORIA andNELSPK.  (J48)*  W^m^M^m^^^^^M^m^^^^m^mi^^^^m^  '/-."St*  Fred J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED HIS SPRING STOCK OF  SCOTCH TWEEDS; SERGES, WORSTEDS  AND TROUSERINGS.  ^ PRICES #-  TWEED SUITS      - .- -  -  ���������   $25.00 UP  SERCkE SUITS - - . $27.00 ."  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. so  NELSON, B.O. THE MINER, NELSON; B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER   12; 1896.  p.  I"  H*  R\  i  tt.  $���������  I  I-  ll--  KIMNG TUANSFKRS.  Continued from first page  ' KASLO.  ing & Development Co, 1-6 S200.  Moonshine % nnd Rijjlit Bower, all���������A  Cummings and J  M  McPhee to same  hond $10,000.  September 3���������  vBell���������W E Mann to J L Ketalluck all  interest iu option. -  Bell���������J Bellto J L Retallack, pgree-  ment to acquire title.  NEW DENVEK.  August 15���������  Producer���������D McLeod to D Matheson  ��������������� ���������*  Silver Cliff���������D McKenzie to S J Love  " *���������   '" .' .     ���������  "August 17���������'.  Oxford���������A A Read   to C W Callahan  Robertson North Sta**, %, all in Emily  Edith nnd Pembroke���������A A Read to W  - H Roberfeon.  Uuited���������J S Whittaker to J J Lynch  .   H- '    .  Miner���������W Smith to J E Williams %  8200'  Frankfort-r-J Bowes to A T R Blackwood \~. ��������� -\  Miner���������Marion A Doherty to W Smith"  ������������������������������������������-���������'���������-       -   " .     .  Frankfort���������G McLean to J Bowea ������  *140.  . Augast 18���������   ' - '     * <���������  Bristol���������J G Kruger to D K McDonald 1-6.  Trade  Dollar���������J D Graham to J Martin J. _ ���������r -  *  August 19���������  Ogema���������W J Trethewey to J Nickol-  - "son %.        . -a  August 20���������. " -*,  .   Porto Bello���������P Daly to J Gordon %  Missing Link-W H Smith to.H Fhesh-  ��������� man %.  _' August 21���������  ,   Iowa Boy���������W E Terrill to D J Weir 1-6  ,$100. *  V and M and Accidental���������G M Sorelle  ���������o Eli Carpenter )_. **  * F L C���������F L Casto to Eli Carpenter ������. -  Keno, Get There Eli, A and M, Accideutal��������� E Carpenter to F LoCasto.^.  ,** Reno and Get There Eli���������Eli.Carpen-  ter to G M Sorelle %.  O B H aud St Keverne } Keystoae 1-G  ���������J L Retallack to M Laudrigan.  Exeter���������J H O'Leary to M Laudrig'an  16. -' '     *  Dominion, OBH, Exeter, St Keverne \  and 1-6 Keystone���������M Landrigan to-J II  . Thompson $330.  Porto Bello���������P Daly to F Sous.i J_.  * Balmoral���������P Daly to F Soussi *^_.  . Porto Bello���������P Daly to A McCairn and  J Gordon J^.  .*'   . Balmoral���������Same J_.  August 22���������   -  Nancy Hanks No 2���������W Thomlin.on to  E W Nettleton % S1000. ���������  Nancy Hanks���������F H Bourne to E W  --Nettleton-T-6 $500.^���������; *3-.^^__-______  . August 24h- - ,  Democrat^-M B Williams to J G Steel  M $3000. -        \\        *       -  August 25���������     ' 'j  Nancy Hanks���������T, Mulvey to E W Nettleton aud H E Graves \ 81000.  " Telephone���������G D Long to P Hums ~\.   ,  ��������� Ada Rehan. Antipodes, Conundrum���������  F Hughes to W Thomlinson i.  Lone Star No 3,' Conundrum No 2,  Peerless No 3���������"VV Thomlinson to J  Hughes %.  Sewall���������H E McCarville tp W Thom-  liuBon J.      * .  Bryan, Silver Bow No 3���������P SJHughe-  to W Thomlinson %.  Chatham���������W L Callahan to J D Ryan  ...  Exeter, Domiuioi:, OBHot Keverne i  Keystone 1-6���������J II Tnompsou to M Sullivan $350. .       "  Vicksburg���������T Tobin to FH Bourne i  8100.  , Day Dawn���������F Steele to S B Steele 1-6.  August 26-  Rieiizi nnd Nettie Fraction���������J J Raf-  - ferty to C W Callauau.  Standaid���������J W Ryan to E E Austin I  Day Dawn���������W F McCulloch to S B  Steele J.  Mortgage on 1 6 in Ruth Despnir.Hoi e  1-5 iu Wyoming and all iu Ruth Fractiou  ���������D W Clinton to.B.N White $1296.  August 27��������� -  Snowbird���������Jennie S Hammond to C K  '   Hammond.  Snowbird���������C K Hammond to J A Peacock.  Semiphore   and Prickle Hornet���������B M  : ond W Walton to J A Peacock.  Tribune���������J Gilhooley to li M Clay J.  Sadie���������C Chambers to G V libit 1-10.  ShiltoaLd Atlanta���������Mary L Adriau to  J W White ... "  Fourth of Julv," Noondav, 1-10 and 1-5  in Grey Eagle���������H Madden to B N White  *1000.  " Swan���������Thomas Hird to J Jl O'Toole *,.  "J'Bel-wola��������� TC "VV Johnston   and  J   Dcmahoe  to Bclacola Gold. Mining Co Ltd.  Young America���������H C Walters to the Young  British American Gold Mining Company Ltd.  AiiKU_t2S���������       ..  HiistiiiKs-A Forester to S .1 McCorkcll i.  Busy B-e-0 Kngland to J G Sullivan J.  1'cilro. Friz, Carter and Clyde���������Chas Ucmcnt,  and Fred Konka. to S K Lyford, E J McCune  anil Itoss Thompson 8230.  Minnie and Iron Clad���������A V Owens to J F  Lansing X in each. " ,  Belmont���������II A Bush to J F Lansing *i.  Belmont--S Howie to N Bc.sitte and Joe Du-  mont, $B0O-  Aurum���������K George to J C Caie i $300.  Delaware No 1���������Moses Burns and J A Fergu-  en to J J Kingsmill, l-.'l.        - ���������   .  August 29-  AnacorteH���������Kly L Knuddon to Olto Isaaesioii  \. $3.  Ciolden Nugget���������Win Claffyto Marion Davics  i S230.  Jupiter��������� W II Hcurdslov to V������' Calbcck 1 $50.  Auruni���������J 0 Cule 10 K F.scalel. ,*. $:t00.  G It Sovereign���������Fd Wcbh ns^igiis his Inter-  est agreement for purcluiso as follows: To C S  Warren. 10-1G. to J li Jones 2-1U, to B F Shuu.  but, 1U0 $1.  Delegate���������L I!  Chase and  T J  Sullivan to  Clin, limes, i.  August HI���������  l'rince of Monaco and High Itoek���������O L ripen-  cor, K lt Daviesund H C Ferguson to U K l-'al-  mer, i in each.  Glant-G W Coplin to ChnsMcad 1-CI $1332.50  Lady Duffcrln and Occidental���������W L Mc-  Laughlan, Thos Ijitpslic and Thos Gee to S 'J'  Arthur.  Li Kegina���������L L Workman to T J Morrlsey,  5-G. ������300.  La Itegina���������L L- Workman to J St Clair  Blackctt, 5-B1.  -Kssic���������N L Jackson to J G Houghton J.  Midden Treasure Fraction-J G Houghton to  NL Jackson 1-2.  Hidden Treasure Fraction���������J G Houghton to  A W Armstrong i.  Queen���������Fredrick Forrest to Goo Chamber* 1-2  Queen���������George Chamber, to A U Campbell 1-2  _H.xuhequQ.~_i C Davies to G D Rutherford.  Pasco and Palace���������C Harrington to V D  Williamson ?500.  Beaver���������James Coylc to F P Gutclius.  Tiger, linclu Ham and Bonanza ICing���������John  A Fitieli and A B Campbellto V I) Williamson.  Tutor, Uncle Sam and Bonanza King���������V D  Wiiii.imson to Goo Gooderham, assignment of  interest in bond. .    - -  RLee���������J H l'eet to Crown' Point Gold Mining Co.  Blue Bell and Portland���������John Cromic to  Olans Jeldness and Jefferson Lewis, J J&5. -  ���������Parrot Fraction���������David Bonymau to John  Earlu and Joseph Vogell ?.  Mary Farley���������W O Sanford to Frcd'k llesle-  wood, i.   -  Western Kirg���������Hugh McQuaid to L L Workman 1-2 $500.  Terrecoupec���������W H Chambers to" Anna XI  Shaw i.  Terrocoupce tf and Rambler���������Anna. M Shaw  to J II ILirrocksi  Ad wood-No 2 1-2, Hazel 3���������A L Beaton to Geo.  Dozois.       .   ,. -  Sitka Fraction-J Rutherford to F W ltoltl-2.  Sitka Fraction���������__������ S Roborlson to F W Rolt,  1-2 3.75.  J Gould, Empire, Deer Horn and Tenderfoot  ���������J M Puckctt, J Longsley and Nidi Stuart  to L O Crawford,  Coarse Kitchen���������Roy, H Clark to Richard  Naylor 11-21 f350.    _  . ���������  September 1���������  Houlton���������Preston S Harris to J.Rutherford  and J B Wood, release of lien.  Alpha, Gamma, Delta, Homestake No 1���������Fred  Haliday to T W Shcpley. ''���������'-.  Rossland Belle���������W D Smith toNcal Mclver i  Kldon���������W A Campbell to Ncal Mclver, 1-2  Eastern King���������C C Clarke to L L  Workman  1-2. -.       r - - ,   * '  Hidden Treasure Fraction���������J G Houghton to  W Burke i.  MINING NOTES.  .For sometime work has been-going ou  at Goldslreani on the Cowichau.road  about 17 miles from yictoria,' and the result is now announced to be the discovery  ol! a ledge of free milling gold quartz. As  long age.as 1859 a good deal of "placer  work was done in'the Goldstream Creek,  and-ricli quartz >iloat was also, found.  l'his kd to invee ligation but pructically  nothing was done until the'reciiin revival  of mining- excitement" in the Pioviuce.  It it* now claimed that a ledge of i'lbm 75  to'100 feet wide has been discovered  which assays from ������5. tu $45." iu gold.  .Notice of Application fur Cruwn tirant.  "ATTENDED.'  rpAKE NOTICE that T. J. Lcndrum as  .L agout for Alfred W. McCune and Henry  Gicsterich has filed tho necessary papers and  mado application for a Crown Grant in favor of  tho mineral claim "Attended" situate in the  Ainsworth Mining Division of West Kootenay.  - Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with mc within CO days from Ihe  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS,"   ,  . Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C. July 2<J, 1S80. .    (412,1,8,6)  ���������'ELLEN..'  rp AKE NOTICE thnt T. J. Lendruin as agent  .1. for John II, Fink. Joseph Strict, Earnest  llarropnnd Lewis It. Lindsay has Illed the  necessary papers and mado application for a  Crown Grant in favour oft thc mineral claim  "Ellon." situated in thc Ainsworth Mining  Division of West J-ootcnny.  Adverso claimants, If any. must fllo their  objections wjth mc within 0������ days from the  date of this publication in tho British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson. B. C. July 29,183(5.    [U1.1.8.G]  "BUGABOO."  rpAKE NOTICE that T. J. Lcndrum, as  _L agent for Alfred \V, McCune a) id Honry  Giegrich, has filed the necessary papors and  made application for a Crown Grant in favor  of the mineral claim "Bugaboo," situated in  the Ainsworth Mining Division of West  Kootenay. , ������*  Adverse claimants, if anj', must file their  objections with me within CO days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia Gazette.  "N. FITZSTUBBS,'...  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, July 29,1896. 410,1,8.6  NOTICE.  IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT SIXTY DAYS  after date of notice in the Official Gazette,  we the undersigned intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works to purchase  one hundred and sixty acres of un.urv.ycd,  unreserved and unoccupied Crown Lands, thc  description of which is as follows: Situate on  the South shore of Lower Arrow-Lake at its  East end. Commencing at a point on said  shore of said lake marked by a post called  South East corner post, thence South 40 chains  thence West 40 chains thence North 40-chains  or to the shore of said lake, thence Easterly  meandering the shores of said lake to place of  Defining.  Dated this 7th day of July, A. D. 1896.  FALLEN G. WHITE.  ���������    v>        G. E. HALLOCK,  - . U.7.6 FRED J. WRIGHT. '. *'  Notice of Application for Liquor- License. ,  NOTICE is hereby given that thirty days  aiter this date I shall apply to the Stipendiary Magistrate for a license to sell-wines and  liquors by retail at my hotel at Deer Park. -   .  ."F. A. EVANS.*"  8th August 1896. -'- (116) "  The National Matte Smelter;  COraESP.ONDENCf'.  H G. (Soutb Edmonton, Albert:')  writes: Can you give me leliable iul'-.i-  mation regarding the future of lhe  country and what kind of business openings are there.  ,(We are-not in the . prophet business  but a perusal of our columns will enable  our correspondent to judge for himself  of the probable future of this couutry,  from tbe amount of work done aud doing:  The latter "part of his query embraces too  wide a subject to be answered in a note.)  M. P. H.<(Buffalo,-N.Y,) writes: What  aie.the_pcospec_ts__for_safe_ii_TCstment__ii^  gold mining in your immediate'neiglibor-  Lo*od? "       _ -  (Many.)  DISSOLUTION   OF PARTNERSHIP*  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE  Partnership hitherto 'existing bctwocn  E. C. Troves and F. J. Farley under thc style  ofthe West Koot<*nay Butcher Company, is  dissolved as from the tenth day- of September  189G. - c    -.   -  The busines will in future bo carried on by  E. V. Troves, who will pay all debts duo. or becoming due and is hereby authorized to collect  all outstandings due to thc late firm.     -   *  , Signed in thc psesence of I E C TRAVES.  C. Jiszkowicz. \f, J. FARLEY.  "(129) 10 September, 1896.  BOSSLAND.  August 23���������.  Bellmon���������N" A McKenzie to Adelia Stussi, 1-9.  Roderick Dhu���������James Cronnan"to Geo Lyn-.h  Lucky Boy Fraction���������J .Schmitt to T JN  Thomas.  James Stanley���������J M Clark to F S Hobtis i.  .August 26��������� "i.  Lord Roabery���������J B McArthur to F i" Dickin.  son. option to purchase for $3000, payable on or  before September 1,1898. The above option is  assigned by F F Dickinson to Joshua Pierce.  Monitor���������J E Thomas to R Diusdale, \ $50.  Whalebick No. 2���������1) S Fotheringham anil K  B Sproule to Lilloet, Fraser Kiver & Cariboo  Gold Fields Lt.' right of way over claim.  August 27���������  *    _Ierri____l_���������Paul Fuller to AN* Dean 1.  f&iny Day���������II E Z& Courtney to J  A Kirk.  1'ink���������P J Rhodes, to T F Wren ..  Wideawake���������W BojcetoTM lfc������Tii_l_,  Will���������W Boyce to T M Beamish.  NOTICE.  A   SITTING OF .THE  COUNTY* COURT  of Kootenay will be holden at S _NDON  on Thursday the first day of-October, 1896.  Nelson, li. C. T. H. GIFFIN,  September 4th, 1896.    -* -        - Registrar.  NOTICE.  NINETY DAYS AFTER- DATE I. A. C.  Dick,"intcnd to apply to the Chief Commissioner of I.ands and Works for permission  to purchase the following described tract of  land containing six hundred and forty acres,  more or less:���������Commencing at a post ��������� marked  "A. C. Dick's S. E. corner post," situate on the  west bank of Slocan River one half mile South  of thc West Fork, running thei.ee West eighty  chains, thence North eighty chains, thence  Kast eighty chains more or 'ess to the bank of  A practical and-simple method'of matting  sulphide ores, such as nickel, copper, gold and  silver ores. In localities where lead ores and  fuels are scarce and almost unattainable,>our  pyritic, water jacketed Matte Smelter ��������� has  been recognized with highly satisfactory re-  suits, and has been thoroughly tested on various pyritic, sulphide and arsenide ores, in capacity of 2 to 80 tons per day. It is the most  practical, cheapest und simplest method of  gold nnd silver ore matting and concentrating  that is known to-day. -' ;.���������"- -'   ;   ���������. , ���������  It requires no extraordinary skill, no lead  ores, no"fluxing material, and no fuel of any  kind for tho smelter after it is started. Thc  sulphur in the ore is its natural fuel only, and  sits cost has no comparison with any otherpro-  cess oi' concentrating.  * Wc are prepared to furnish any size or capacity plant complete to substantial mining  people, set it up and furnish our men to-run it.  r'or i hem on easy payments. Prices and speci-  licat ions furnished with references and testimonials on application. -       '_._*���������  National Ore & Reduction Co.  .  5727 Cheltenham Ave., . ST. LOUIS, Mo  "Manufacturers of Furnaces for   -  Nickel, Copper, Gold, Silver and Lead Ores.  389     -  cKirrmcATE or impbovf.mexts.  L.   915  G,   I.    GOLDENDALE   MINERAL  -  ' CLAIM.  Situate in the1 Nelson MiNiNGT)ivisToN"oF"  Kootenay District, i Where Located���������  On Toad Mountain Adjoining the Dem-.  oc'rat Mineral Claim (L: 236. G. I.)  TAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirsch; of  Nelson,, as agent for Oliver-Bordcau of  Kossland. B. C, Free Miner's Certificate No.  65113. intend, sixty days from the dato hereof,  to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37, must be commenced bef cro thc issuance of such "certilicate of improvements.  Dated this 5th day of July, 1890.    .  393-11.7.6 JOHN HIRSCH.'  > Certilicate of IpiproV-menlH.  "VTOTICE. Muldoon Mineral Claim situate  i^l in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District. ;  Where localedi���������about ���������won miles west of  the town of Nelson.  Take notice that 1, A.S. Farwell acting as  agent for Michael C. Monaghan; Free Miner's  Certificate No. 0032", intend, sixty days from  tho date hereof, to apply lo the Mining Recorder for n certificate of improvement.*', for the  purpose of Obtaining ti Crown grunt of the  above claim.  And further take notico that action, under  section 37, must be commenced beforo tho issuance of such certificate of improvements." ���������  Dated this 29th day of June, 1896.  390-1-7-6 A. S. FARWELL.  the river, thence fcoutn following the bank of  the river eighty chains more or less to point of  commencement   "  Dated the 22nd day of June, 1S96.     (391.1-7-6)  *i  NOTICE.  ���������yj-INETY DAYS AFTER DATE. I, \V. A.  JA Jowett, intend fo apply io the Chief  CommL<sioner of Lands and Works, for permission to purchase the following described  traciof land, containing three hundred and  twenty acres more or le_s:���������Commencing-at a  post marked "W. A. Jouett'x X. E. corner  poM," situate close totheca-t bank of Slocan  ltiver about U mile*, from it.s month, running  thence south eighty chains thence west forty  ciiums more or les.-* to the ban!*: of the river,  th-*nc������*norh, fallowing the bank of llip river  eighty cha.ii _. more or le;.- ton iwint du<* -.vest  of the point of ccmmencunibiit. t?jc"r..;e ca.-t  forty i'haii*_ more or less to point ol! commencement.  Dated thc eighteenth day of June. A. D. 1S96.  (B7  FERGUS MINERAL CLAIM.      *  Situate in the Ainsworth Mining Division , of *West Kootenay District.  Where Located:���������about One and One-  Hali? Miles North '.of the Town of  ArSSWORTH.  rpAKE NOTICE thatl.'A. S. Farwell, act-  JL ing as agent for Alfred J, Marks, Free  Miners Certificate No." 73908, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  .Recorder for a certificate of improvements,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  ���������  Dated this Htb day of July. 1896.  398-18-7-G A. S. FARWELL.  LONG T05I MINERAL CLAIM..  Situate on Toad Mountain in The Nei>  sos Mining Division, West . Kootenay  Distkict.  npAKE XOTICE   that   I. "Frank   Fletcher  ). M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  _   Telephone 310.  J. E. W. MACFARLANE, Manager  ,  " - Telephone 449  B.C. IRON WORKS COMPANY.  SOLI* H.-XIIFA.TI'BEUS OF TIIK  Kendall Band Mill,-  E. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines,  Marion Steam Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  ltiver and Harbor Dredges,  King Ditching - Machine,  Wrecking Machines,  Ballast Unloading, Etc.  .U'K.vrs F'������K  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  ,  Cable Address:   "Cove"  "vr^*,f_*  Cil-NEKAL    VOIINIlliitS,     KMSIN.  kkus, :b6im:k maki-jis, .  and Manufacturers' of  .111. 41_tl*tlK   411' MA(IIIA������.klV  Siv Will no JTpiirf *Wcik o  -SFccinllj*.  All WOI!K 4a!..l[.._*.t-Kt:i������  Keep in Stock ft Full Supply of En  giuccrs'and Mill Supplies, i-iping  1   nnd Fittings,  Ilrnss Goods,  Stcpm Fittings, Etc.   -  Fflin lilti- fer I'otliit- m.d cifcii.es  on application.  Mail -<Oidci'H    Hcccivo  Attention.  I'rcmpt  Trleiiliutt. ill������.   P.O. Drawer .:������  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET. AND WESTMINSTER AVENUE.  ~V~^_N-00 U V _E_B,- _B. O.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Company at "Vancouver, and are contingent upon strikes, accidents  and other delays, unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  TIIE   SURVEYOR'S -CHAIN   MADE   IT  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE. ;  It In the Most Moslem lu Eqnlpiucut.  It Is Ihe Heaviest Xalletl line'.  It has a Kock-lliillnst ttonilbed.  II Crosses No Sand Desserts.  It is tbe .Only Muc ' Kiiuning  Luxurious  ' Club Room Cars.  It U Noted for thc Courtesy of Its Employes.  It is thc Ouly line Serving Meals on the  a la Carte Plan.  .    THROUGH    THE  (3-RANDEST * SCENERY  .     , IN AMERICA BOAYUGIIT.    !-  Attractive .Tours, during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection' with Mngnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland. ���������'  For maps, tickets and complete information  call on or address Agents, K. & S. Ry., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co., N. & F. S. Ry., or. -  c. ti. 1M.YOX, General Agent,  *' Spokane, Wash.  F. I. "WIUT.VEV, ti. P. ������ T. A.,  [351].' St. Paul, Minn.  TU S. I "AUGERONA"  Will nuike round trips on  DAIL  . (Except Sundays.)  :    -BETWEEN���������  Pilot Bay and Sanca  ���������      (Granite Creek)  CaiiMNG at Davie and Any Point on  the .Route.  Leave Pilot Bay 9:30 J_. M.   Arrives at  JiSanca_12ja_o^__���������^_i__ '^ ^ '  Returning, Leave Sanca 1:30 P.- M.  Ar."  Pilot Bay 4:30 P. M.  Ef PRESTON, Master.  : D. G, KURTZ, Purser.  Spokane Falls &  Northern R'y.  Nelson & Fort  Sheppard R'y.  il to  yj  ONLY ROUTE TO TRAIL CREEK AND  Mineral District of the Colville Reservation  Nelson, Kaslo, Kootenay Lake k Slocan Points.  "Daily (Except Stmdaj) Between Spokane  and Nelson.  , "���������  Leave 8.40 a.m. NELSON Arrive 5-00 p-m.  "    7.00 a.m. SPOKANE ." . 6.15 p-m.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines con  oeotat Northport with Stage and Steamer  Daily.   : ' *  Close connections at Nelson with  Steamers for Kaslo. and all.Kootenay  Lake points.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek, connect at Marcus with Stage  Daily. *  TleMsofllMo  .\ paygptioico.  STR- OITYOF  In connection with the present sailings will make regular trips to    .  SANCA  Commencing on or before Mondav,  July 27th."   ��������� .  '   Leaving Kaslo oh Monday. Wednesday and Friday at__O0 a. m..  Leaving Nelson on Tuesday, Thurs-  dayjmd^^turda-fja������8|00 a.,m.  The right is reserved to change this  schedule al any time without notice.,.  - -401  CPADIAM PACIFIC RAILWAY  J_._ST_D   SOO:PAOIFIC .ROUTE.  ic_esl  Kaslo   & Slocan   Eailway  TIME CARD NO. I.  Going West. Daily .        Going Kast.  Leave 9.00 a. m.   Kaslo " Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "     8.36 a.m.   South Fork      '���������     3.15 p.m.  !������..16������. 111.   Sproule's ���������'      2.15 p.m.  "     9.51 a. m.   Whitewater      " " 2.00 p.m.  "   10.03 a. m.~ Bear Lako *       1.48 p.m.  10.18 a.m.  McGutean        "     1.33 p.m.  ���������"    10.30 a. m.   .Bailey's "      1.21 p.m.  "    10.39 a. 111.   Junction    -     "      1.12 p.m.  Are.  10.50 a, m.   Sandon*       Leave   1.00 p.m.  Subject to change without notico.  Por   fates and" information   pppls   at th  Company's oilices.  SEPV^^0- R- W- BRYAN.  (2G������   Iraflie ManaRor.    " .,    Superintendent.  COLUMBIA  &  KOOTENAY  '   STEAM    NAV. CO.  (LIMITED  .     TIME CARD No. 10  ���������fn   Effect   June 8lb. 18SC.  ' KETELSTOKK  IUll. .K-Mcntiirr ''Nuliti.p'  Leaves Arrowhead for Nakusp Robson and  Trail Mondays,  ���������tVcdnesilays and Fridays at  7 p. m. . >���������  Leaves Trail for Robson, Nakusp, Arrow  head and Canadian Pacific Hailway points  Jeast and west! Tuesdays, * Thursdnys , and  .Saturdays at -.30 p.m. "  ConncctioD is mado at Robson with C. & K  Ky. for Nelson and Kootenay Lake points.      =  NOU-Hl-UUlYrfMJI.   UOUTE  SIcuiuer-'Lyllon!"  Leaves Trail for Northport Daily except  Sunday.! at 8 a. ni., returning to Trail same  evening..  Connects at Northport with.S. F. & N. Ry  for Spokane. ,-  .\ElSO.V_KASI_O KO|ITE.-"Slr Kokanee.-*  daysaHS.i53SCls0" for ^*?sl������ Dai*y"***>*& Sun  _-^cl������_.c- Snsl0 for Ne'so" l>i*ilJ* except Sun  days at e������:_0 a.m. -  Saturday, June 20th and every 2nd Saturday  following steamer leaves Kaslo at 10 p. m., for  {^."���������a,8 SQTryY'   s<*tur'*"*K leaves Bonner's  _ err j Sunday at noon. <���������  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates,.*ctc., apply at Company's  otlice,Nelson.        * : *.   '  T. ALLAN,  ��������� ���������    Secretary.  J. W. TROUP,  Manager  Pacific Coast anfl Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto. Montreal,  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  \       RATES THELPWEST.  Greatest Variety of Boiites, Rail anil Steamers.  -' Leaves Nelson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10.00 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental trains at Revelstoke.  -    Extra trains will leave Nelson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 17 o'clock.  ��������� Passengers for points north will leave at 17 o'clock and for points south at  10 o'clock.      .   - ' . .   - . ��������� .-*-������������������  J. HAMILTON,*        H. K MACDONELL, GEO. McL. BKOWN,  " Agents Nelson.     ~ Tr_v. Frgt. and Pass, Agt. Nelson.      Di6t. Pass: Agt.Vancouver  Columbia and Western Railway Co.  Time Table In Effect June 2nd.  Train  No.  Leaves.  Time,  Rossland  7  A. M.  >>  3 p-'m-  Trail  5 -?��������� m.  >>  8 A. M.  Arrives.  Trail  Rossland  Time.  7;45 a.m  4 P. M.  5:45 P.M.  NORTHERN  IN   ��������� PACIFIC RY,  RUNS-^mmir~~^  Pullman. Sleeping^ Ca?^  Elegant Dining Cars  Tourist Sleeping Cars *  /ST. VAVl  MISXEAf-ttll-  IMILIITU "  FAV������0  ������HAM>   FORKf.  CK<M>K8TO.\       .  ���������tVlNNirKV   '  iLKLKXA and  TO  bui.-_  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  CIIICAVW^    .  WASHIMJ-OX  PIIII.AUIELI'IIIA  SKVr TOHK  HU_TO.\ and all  Points ^Dt, __  Vf.ftt and *W������lh.  *  For information, time cards, maps and tickets  call on or write     ���������?   -  -   . FY D. GIBBS,  Geiteral Agent, Spokane, Wcuh  or  A. D. CHARLTON  -Asst. Genl Pass. Agent Portland, Oregon  S. S. Alberta  tiScate No. G5011   and Wm. J. Lindsay Free  ilincTS Certiticate No. ("jO-l. intend sixty dav?  after the date hereof to apply  to thc Mining  Recorder for a. certiticate  of improvements  for the purpose of obLaining a Crown Grant to  the ahoi e flaim. .    }  And furt ;er take notice that action under *  . Section   .T, must   be commenced before the '���������  ; issuance of such certificate of improvements.    I  7th s-pt-n-ber, lags.        <_3o. usejjNorthport, Oaiiadiaii Pacific Eailway via Eevelstoke.  9 A. M.  All trains run Daily, on Pacific Standard time.       " v   .  00flI>(ECTI0NS: Columbia and Kootenay Steam Nav.  j Co.'s Boats,  Spokane Falls and Northern Eailway via  LEAVE KASLO for Ainsworth, Pilot Bay and  Nelson daily (Sundays excepted) at 7 a.m.  LEAVE NELSON for Pilot Bay* Ainsworth  and Kaslo daily (Sundays excepted) at  3_30 p. m.  I   Close connection is thus made "between Lake  points and all outgoing and incoming trains of  the C. P. R. at Nelson.  The steamer i-* newly equipped in every par  ticular, is lit throughout by electricity, and  contains "bathroom and all modern, conveniences  for the comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in effect 1st of April,  189G subject to change.  JAS. WAUGH GEO. F. HAYWABD  PozaerJi Master  !|  I

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