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The Miner Sep 19, 1896

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 1)    . I  THE MINES IN KOOTENAY ARE.  AMONG THE RICHEST IN  AMERICA*' .  TEL OKES A  .   GOLD, SILVE.  AND LEAD,  Whole Numbek 317.  Nelson,  British Columbia,. Saturday, September 19, 1896.  :Ijkice  Hive. Ct:n'is.'  METAL QUOTATIONS.  Sept.-  It  SlI_VKK..0!i.  (Bar)  Lead   NEW YOltK.  15      111 17  .������}... G5J....CUT,  .200 200  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETUBNS FOR 18������6 UP TO DATE  OUE TREATED IN KOOTENAY.  At Nelson   At Pilot Bay   At Trail"    21,501   1H.1I9    12,121      *   52,711  ORE EXPOHTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo  _.������jH*r  Slocan via Nakusp  o.M?  Ainsworth     m^i  Trail Creek (gold ore) 5,072119.417 J  Tons ���������'������������������"���������       ���������re.i-iii  * In addition 505 tons of imported ore have  been treated at Trail.  NEWS OE   THE   WORLD.  PROD.CK OF SMKLTKUS.  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte   Pilot Bay. silver lead bullion   Trail Smelter   TONS  ....1770  ....1012!.  ....158%  13811  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Belarus Since LiikI Week.  .   ��������� VIA   KASLO.  Antonio to Tacoma.   Whito Water to Everett   Ruth to Everett   K 1. Leo to Evorett.   Washington to'Everctt   VIA NORTHPORT.  Le Roi to Tacoma   VIA NAKUSP.  Slocan Star to Omaha...        Idaho to Omaha   18  30  30  15  Xih  234  100  00  5'JOJ  389  MATTE AND* BULLION.  - ^hipped.)  Trail Smelter" [Matte].......  SMELTER  RETURNS*  B. C. SMELTING & REFINING CO.. (Trail]  For week ending 12 Sept; 9321 tons of ore were  smelted,.producing 190 tons of Matte. .B  MINING TRANSFERS.  - Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal bum of 91 is to De understood.)  NEW DENVEB.  Augu8t27��������� **��������� *  Camcronian, Aggie Hall, 5. and 6,3 ro.f���������'-"1-  Albania, May Flower and 3 in Little Giant���������J  li Camorou to W Davis.  ....  Victor���������K S Smith to J Tmling ..  August 28��������� ���������" , ' ���������  Agreement on Wild Goose���������J Cror.an to E  W Nettleton.  August 29-  Mahoning-R R Calwcll to Susan Gibson 1-2.  Cody Star-W Callahan to A B Docksteadcr  1'cod'y Star-VV Callahan to1 A D McGinty 1-3  Tribune���������K N Clay to Ella Brown 1-2 5250.  August 31���������  Brindle���������A St C Brindlo to Cap Estrabrooks  ' 1-4. , -     .  September 1���������    , 'l  Vulture���������M L Grimmottto F A Hennebcrg 3  Berne. Swiss, Highland Chief, Kootenay Pass  ���������W K Richmond to Henry Stege one months  option on interest for $1350, $10.  **    Sligo���������W Davis to M LGiinmett$7o.  September 2���������  Gi over and Stevenson���������E M Blodgctt to C M  Callahan bond on 1-6 $5000. ���������   -  Oakland-H H Pitts to W Rousoi.    ,  Pride,  Albania,   Mayflower,   Winnipeg 4, S  ������nd 0, Southern Bell, Mountain View J; Red-  norian.  Camcronian, Thunderer,   Lyn, bligo,  Summit, i; Aggie Hall, i; Lillic Grant-}; Artie  -a_=\v* Davis to D Cameron,���������-_-__.____   Cameronian, Sligo, Summit, Rednonan-W  Davis to A Cameron i.  SB Steele to Fred Steele power of attorncj,  Pacillc-W E Terrill to F Steele 1-2.  September 3���������  :  Elkhorn-F Nelson to J M Stewart 1-2.  Dudncy and Vancouver No 1���������R H Bret to N  McKain and R S Kennedy 1-2 ������175.  Blue Jay���������S K Green to E H lomlinson lo.  KASLO.  Sept���������  Lime Cliff, Contact, Succcss-.T Briggs to R  Strathern, mortgaga to securo $.*>0.   _.,_-.  Globe, Anticline���������W   It.V\ instead to  J A  Myers i.  September 5���������  - Lucky Boy, Cariboo, and'Monte Carlo \, and  all in Coin and Snowttako���������Bessie J Savage et  al to Luko Stetson.  Boodlcr and Silent Friend���������R W Bryan to G  A Carlton 4 $850.  September 5���������  Humbolt and Sailor Boy���������K J Mathews to AV  Albion-'i* A Heap and W E Heap to J M  Moore notice of forfeiture of bond.  September 7���������  Granite���������A Assctin to A S Hosford and A O  "Evans, 3 $**>���������  Sept 8-;  Oriflamme���������R Williams to Mrs Boctcher 1.  C D Sweenoy claims J interest in all locations  made by C AV Hiller.  Cleopatra���������J Laverick to B AV Presley. $150.  Sept 9���������    .  Laurier���������F L Fitch to L A Parent.  "   O K-G AV Adrian to M F Potter 1-10, $1000.  Sept 10-  Vanderbilt���������AV M AVarrcn to E L Thayer i.  Oncota, ������ Lucky Girl i, Esla May i,. Vanderbilt i���������E L Thayer C AVilliams.  THE K. & S. RAILROAD.  D. J. Munn president of the Kaslo &  Slocan railroad says: '-Since the road  has opened for business it has stimulated  activity in the development of inines all  along the line. There are now in the  neighborhood of fifty shipping properties.  ~ Many of them are small as yet, and the  proceeds are* used in working the property. There does not seem to be the  least sign of disappointing features in  any of the mines as yet. The road has  carried out 9,000 tons of ore since first  opened up, the average value being  about 8120 per ton. The Slocan is called  the poor man's camp because of the  slight expense required in their'develop-  xnent. Two concentrators were erected  in Slocan during the summer, two are in  progress of construction, and a number  more are projected. In consequence of  the mining activity a number of business  houses are springing up and a large  number of persons. interested have  decided to make that their home.  ���������A contract 'has been let for a new  theatre in Spokane.  Siberia will soon lose its terrors in  the popular mind. The opening of lhe  Siberian "railroad has caused a rush of  Russian peasants for the plentiful anil  cheaper lands in Siberia, and whole  villages in Hussia arc being left without inhabitants. So far this year 145,-  000 peasants have emigrated, and in  the middle of May there were 13,000  persons encamped at Tcheleynhursk,  awaiting transportation. Itis reported  that the government will slop banishing criminals to Siberia, and will use  only the island _ of Saghnlien, . the  northern provinces, and the prison  districts as receptacles for convicts.     "  The news received from the island of  Madagascar is of the gravest nature  possible. Slaughter-and pillage proceed unchecked, trade is at a standstill, there is no . safety for Europeans  outside of Antarivo, and even fears are  expressed that the French garrison at  that city may be starved out. It  appears .that the natives are healing  the feuds which divided them prior to  the capture of Anlanarivo by the  French and are now, uniting in opposition to,the conquerors'. The lebellious  tribes are rapidly gaining the upper  hand, and it is estimated that fully  20,000. additional French troops will  be re- quired to crush the outbreak.  Corbett and Fitzsimmons met at the  Bartholdi hotel, New York, and agreed  verbally to fight for $10,000 aside and  the largest purse any club in any par'*  of Ihe country can offer. The fight is  lo take place as soon after the Sharkey  Corbett mill as possible. A written  agreement will be signed today; Each  man will deposit $5000 with Al. Smith  of , New York as stakeholder. George  Siler of Chicago is selected as referee.  If Sharkey does not materialize at the  stipulated time, Fitzsiuniions will take  his place, otherwise the contest is to be  brought off two months afterward.  Sixty days before the fight each man  is to deposit $2500, and.thirty days  before the fight the remaining $2500 is  to be put up. Fitzsimmons wishes it  distinctly understood that he does not  fight for the Police* Gazette championship belt.  THE MINING RAGE.  NEWS OF THE CAMPS.  MINING NOTES.  ��������� "' (From Our Exchanges.)  There is a ger.eral resumption of work  in ibe Rhodesia, youth Africa mines.  Of the world's output of coal last year,  the United States produced 30 per cent.  A number of.Leadville miners] have  gone to Butte, Montana, looking for employment-- -     ���������_--"_'.-   ������������������       ':.-���������-"-    -  ���������  It is said to be the intention of tlie  Anaconda Company of Montana to continue sinking one of their shafts now  down 1400 feet, to a depth of 4000 feet  .The '95 gold output of New South  Wales was 360,016 ounces, the largest annual yield since 1873, when the aggregate  in that country was 361,784 ounces.  The Cinnabar Mining company, which  owns the Cinnabar mine, at Savona's  Ferry, B.C., has ordered a complete furnace plant from San Francisco, and will  manufacture quicksilver on a large scale.  There is, a large demand for the article  in the mines, and also in China, where it  is used to make Vermillion.      ���������   _  ^ The second gold brick has arrived from  the��������� Empress mine, at Jack Fish Bay.  The mine is now a regular producer of  gold.__The_sha___holdersL______."**___fnsed  the capital of "the company and propose  to do a large amount of development  work preparatory to increasing the capacity of their stamp mill.  At the Broken" Hill Proprietary, Australia, for the four weeks ending August  20, the amount of ore treated was 32,182  tons. Refinery products: gold, 450 ozs.,  fine; silver, 561,241 ozs., tine; soft lead,  1,079 tons; autimonial lead, 20 tons; copper matte, 210 tons, containing 54 tons  copper, 34,198 ozr. tine silver  The Lillooet, Fraser Kiver and Cariboo Gold Fields Co., generally known,  for the sake of brevity," as the Home-  Payne Co., has augmented its already  heavy - purchases in the Trout Lake district by securing the .celebrated strikes  belonging to Dave Ferguson and Jack  Knowles,���������the Sunshine and Towser.  The price paid, though a good one, is  said to be none too large, as the property  is conceded to be one of the biggest  thiugs in Trout Lake district, which is  ooted for its big properties. =>  The Sunshine was located in" July '95  and the Towser last spring. They are  located on the Silver Cup lead about  7 miles from Feigusou, and the Silver  Cup trail when cut will go right through  them, making it most ".convenient for  shipping. The character of the ore is a  galena with grey copper a.id running  very high in silver. Tlie claims were  worked this summer by three men, and  as the lead was tapped at the very outset a good showing has been made. So  well did they look that the owners held  out for a bigger sum than was first offered, but compromised at something over  330,000.���������Mail.  The first contest of the rock-drilling  series took place last Monday evening at  the State Fair at Sacrumeulo. Each  team was" to work fifteen minutes oj a  perpendicular hole in a block of Folsom  granite, aud make as many changes as  they desired. There were three prizes  offered of S200, S150 aud.$50 Four  teams were entered as follows: First  team���������Frank F. Esola and A. li. Noce of  Amador City; second'team���������J. M. Ketto  and "William" Hancock of Sutter Creek;  third team���������S." B. Harvey and J. Jefford,  of Jackson, Amador county, fourth team  ���������James Browan andE. Pope of Coulter-  uille. A great deal of interest was manifested, tUe crowd deserting the main hall  for the machinery hall while the contest  was in progress. Noce and Esola won  first prize drilling 33 5-16 inches: Pope  and Browan second, with 28 11-16 inches,  and Jefibrd and Hancock third with 23  7-16 inclies; Ketto and Harvey making  23 1-16 inches.  ' (Toronto Glodo.)  "The actual condition und prospects  of the niining industry in the British  Columbia gold fields have beeu set  forth from time to time in a series of  letters from a member of the Globe  staff now investigating that most.interesting development. In the letter  published today there is a wholesome  warning against the "wildcat"schemes  which seem an inseparable* appendage  to every rich discovery of thc precious  metal. It is always an unpleasant  task, only attempted from a sense of  duty, to utter a word of caution during  a substantial boom, when everyoue is  filled with hope and enthusiasm, and  so many are enjoying' their prospective fortunes. But. when there is a.  tendency to regard every staked claim  in the neighbot hood of Trail Creek or  Hosslandas a latent'treasure, and a  noticeable readiness tb play upon that  tendency for private advantage, it is  but fair tb point but that there are  places iu that vicinity which are not  rich beds of ore, and that sonie of. the  4,000 claims will'not develop into;. pay:  ing mines, though their capitalization  be large aud their stock sold at tempting rates. Investors should not ignore  the advice to'see that reasonable indications have been shown, that-the  companies really own the claims, and  that they are in the hands of men -of  known standing. Of course .it must  be borne in mind that all such investments are in their nature speculative;  that the chance is much similar to that  of a lottery, and-that with, the prospect of losing the money invested  there is the possibility of getting it-  back many**fold. Much depends on  chance, but the chances of success are  improved by care in selecting investments. The "sure thing" does not  stay waiting for the cautious investor  to buy his stock at ten cents on the  dollar.. As soou as its certainty has  been discovered the selling of stock- at  templing rates ceases, and the fortunate owners proceed to take out the  wealth that has fallen to their lot.  Mining for gold is essentially speculative, but'speculation ceases when the  prize ha. been won.   . ���������"*- -_ -" _  "-  QUEEN'S COUNSEL*        ���������  )  _.    ���������**-���������"        * ' '  '��������� *. '     I  In his report to council relative to the  large batch of Queen's counsel appointed  by the Tupper government just before  its retirement, Sir Oliver Mowat gave  some interesting statistics. He said:  "The undersigned has had under .consid-  eration an order-ih-councel dated July {������  appointing 173 members of the bars .of  Canada Queen's' counsel. . These are in  addition to 481-appointed since confederation, of which number 84 were appointed  between July ,1967, and Nov. 5,1873; and  397 after October 16,1878. No appointments were made during Mr. Mackenzie's  administration. Thus the number appointed previously to the recent order  had be������n enormous, aud the addition to  it now of 173 moie. is startling. In England, it appears from the law list of 1895  tbat the total number of Queen's'counsel  there at the time of making up* the list  was .only 217, and it appears that the  totaf number appointed for 22 years up  to 1895 iuolusive, was only 254, while the  number of barristers in England exceeds  by several times the number in Canada.  No commission has yet issued under the  recent order, aDd the undersigned is of  the opiuion that the order should be re-_  sainded on account of the excessive number of names, and for ad'ditional_reasous  which he will now mention." *  LOOT.  :The sacredness of personal property  is coming to be lightly regarded at  Rossland if we may judge from an  instance that occurred the other day.  A man had his tent pitched near the  town. Within was his trunk and all  his personal belongings. ' On his  return from a visit to the town he  found his tent gone, and.the following  note*pinned on some of ihis effects  which had considerately been left.  _.  TO OWNER OF TENT. "  In relieving you of this tent I but  fill a long felt want, I am sorry if I  cause you any inconvenience, but as  the tent is doing no good here and you  having no apparent use for it, I but  appropriate il for a short time and  turn it into general usefulness. I am  off to the reservation, to try and uncover . some .of the wealth so generously placed there by kind providence  and should I be fortunate I will repay  you tenfold. ���������  Instead of ten fold, the unlucky  owner would rather have had his tent  folded.   *  [Tbe body of the correspondent who  perpetrated this last paragraph will  be interred this afternoon.���������Ed.]  NEITHER MINE OR CASH-  The London Correspondent of .the  Engineering and Mining Journal' of New  York writes; The signs of a boom in  Biitish Columbia are getting stronger.  New companies are being* registered  every day, and in most cases the cloven  hoof is clearly visible to one who knows  the promotion system * as carried on in  London. Here is * some advice to the  owners of mines and claims in British  Columbia; Never sell a mine or a prospect to. a London company for anything  else but cash, and never deal with a Lon  don promoter unless you know his  record. By following these rules, probably nine-te.-ths of the business would  be choked off at once, a tantalising state  of affairs for the owner of the mine or  prospect, but such a course will be best  in the end. for. he will at. least still own  his property, whereas, if be duals in any  other way he will soon find that he has  neither his mine nor his cash.  BOUNDARY.  (From our Correspondent.)  On Bouudary Mountain work is being  done upon the' No. 7, the Skylark, the  Stemwinder, the Mother Lode nud the  Copper, with satisfactory results iu e'veiy  case.  The latest strike is now n month old,  being u big ledge of high grade ta'tna 6  miles north of the mouth of Bock Creek.  This claim has been struck, developed  nnd sold within a month or so.  The Provincial Government nre inakiDg  a trigonometrical survey of the Kettle  River Miuing Division of Ynle District,  and will issue a correct miniug map next  vear. ^   ���������  . The intense heat and dense smoke ot  the last five week, is beiug broken and  cleared by steady rain which is exceedingly welcome to everybody. Many _.ini_j*  deals are insight but nothing very definite cau be learned about theni.  The North Fork of Kettle Eiver continues to be the scene of very active pros  pecting and development work. Tbe  Pathfinder continues to work well ami  tb assay high., The Olive Mining Company is incorporated witb $20,000,000  capital to work.the great Volcanic Mt.  Mines. A good mineral belt Ja reported  from sixty miles up the river.  At Camp MoKinney, ���������-Mr. McAnley  coming out with three gold bricks from  the fortnightly clean-up on the Caribou  claim on which a 10 stamp mill has "been  running continuously and at a regular  profit tor two aud a halt years, was held  up and robbed of the bricks valued nt  810,000 and. is offering a reward of $3,503  for information which will lead.to the  conviction of the offender.  The Joe Dandy and two adjoining  claims in Fairview are reported sold, anil  there is a general feeling in the camp  that hard times there are nearly past,  since there is a general inquiry by Vancouver and Victoria mining men for  good property in that neighborhood.  There is also a report of a good strike on  the summit between the': Okanogan and  Similkameen - rivers behind Fairview,  while futther north great assays have  been obtained .from a strike)on Trout  Creek and Okanogan Lake; The Similkameen country is quiet since the country is too far from roads to make the low  grade ore which ii the general character  there worth locating.  THE LONDON MINING JOURNAL ON  KOOTENAY.  FENIAN PLOT DISCOVERED.  It says: "After a long period ot un  merited neglect the whole district has  begun to resound with preparation, and  every hill iB covered with its knot of  prespectors anxious to be early in the  race. A good friend of tbe field relates  that when speaking before a London  audience in 1393, upon the resources of  the colony, he met with the rejoinder  that when Kooteuay began to ship London would listen to her. and English  capital would flow * to ��������� her assistance.  Kootenay ha6 long since been shipping  and if the reports to hand from western  Canada are not inventious-as it would  be folly to suppose, thenioto be���������theu  there is a career before that country  which might be envied by mauy a more  widely advertised, but less intrinsically  valuable district."  "Even in city circles, where sensations  other thau those affecting the rise and  fill of well established share markets me  J_������i__������__; to tr.ave^ vei*y quickly, or to assume l_rg_^roportion_,"the;rnovement"in  favor of. British Columbian enterprise  has been quick and decided. ' Kootenay  is the theme of conversation in city offices, and the mark upon which mining  engineers in embryo are beginning to bestow attention." >���������  "The colonists have now, to a large  extent their future in their own bands.  If any appreciable number of the reports  coming in to hand by every mail of rich  discoveries and wide - deposits are true,  they can, by steady and sober development, ensure for British Columbia a  permanent aud honorable*, position  among the best gold mining districts of  the world.- There is, however, another  alternative which we hope will be care  fully and rigorously avoided. Everybody who has followed ,wit*i attention  the growth nnd industrial activity under  the genial and expansive intlnence cf  general commercial prosperity, and who  has noted the inevitable reaction which  takes place when the populnr attidud*  becomes somewhat -more con-dent, wi 1  have noted thnt the measure of' reaction  is invariably the measure of the senseless  inflatation which has marked the origin,  tbe rise and the progress of the boom, ns  it is called, which preceded it. It is open  to the Canadians to ward ..off anything  like a severe reactiou against the present  phenomenal activity, by resolutely setting, their faces against the wild-cat  schemes and the putting which is necessary tb make them marketable, "by taking care that sober and experienced men  "are chosen to act as the mouth-pieces of  the colony, and by pursuing'their mining operations in a steady and methodical  manner, and in full concordance with  the rules of the best mining practice."  MATT. NOTICES.  Arrest of Several Leaders.  On Monday.Inst four arrests were  made by which it ia believed'one of the  most^ terrible dyiuunite plots has been  frustrated. Acting' simultaneously the  detectives arrested Edward Bell nt Glasgow, J. Wallace and John E. Kearney r.t  New York and P. J. Tynau at Rotterdam  The police officials have been cogui  zaut for some time of the existence of  such a dyu.mitocouspi.racy. There is no  teason to doubt that the information iu  possession of the SooUaud Yard authoii-  ties is of the moat serious cliafnctei,  although it is difficult to obtain definite  facts. The Globe, which has close relations with the government, had a h������ug  leading editorial article this afternoon  intimating that the arrests were made on  information received ��������� from one of the  ecently released Irish political prisoner.?..  It is added tha' this man has also furnished the authorities with evidence in  relation to the Clan-na-Uael, and the  government recently released several  prisouers, so as not to furnish the exact  clue as to the source of its information:  It is believed that the plot contemplated inaugrating by uieausof dynamite  a reign of terror in England, to commence with the destruction of the Queen  and the Czar of Russia during the hitters  stay at Balmoral.  Of the men arrested Tynan is the  celebrated *'Nol." He is wanted for  participation in many of the Fenian conspiracies and is supposed to have been  the leading spirit in the murder of Lord  Fiederick Cavendish. The authorities  aie believed to have enough evidence  against him to hang him.  John E. .Kearney of. New York is  wanted for beiug concerned in the  explosion at the Glasgow Gas Works in  1892.    '  A semi official communication upon  the subject of the recent arrests of alleged  dynamite conspirators says: There has  beeu within the full knowledge of the  Scotland Yard officials for some time  past a gang ot desperadoes busily engaged  iu America iu preparing tbe ramifications  for an extensive and diabolical plot to  perpetrate a dynamite outrage 7iu thi.  countrv and establish a reigo of terror.  Chief Inspector -Melville, who hns takeu  so prominent a part in arresting Fenians  has been. at the head ot the Scotland  Yard arrangements for checkmating the  present conspirators. Gradually and  quietly a complete network was drawn  around the plotters, and the tact beiin.  known that they were in intimate cot.-  nection with Russian nihilists iu the  Uuited States, enabled the police to pursue the investigation of the disovery  which led to abBolut'* evidence lhat one  of the most recent developments of;lie  scheme was a plot to assassinate the Czai  on the occasion of his visit to England.  The'prime moveis w������re Feuiansin  America, aud wheu tbe plot li'id been  carried as far as possible theie, the olii.f  agents were sent to Europe to consummate the "designs adopted. Every precaution was. taken iu shipping thein  separately and by different routes. The  emissaries of Scotland.Yard, howevei,  dogged their every movement.  CANADA AND THE CHINESE.  In the Dominion House of Parliament, Sir Henri Joly said the hist  thing that Li Hung Chang said to him  was: "Do not abandou us." Sir Hem i  continued: I told him I would noi  abandon him. He is about to sail froii  LOCAL   SEWS.  <_,.  Mails close at tho Nelson Post Office  as follows: For Spokane and all U. 8.  points, Victoria, Robsland, Trail Creek  and Waneta. at 6 p.m. on week days and  12 noon on Sunday. -  For Revelstoke, - Nakusp, Robson,  Sandon, Three Forks, >'ewDenver aud  all C.P.R- points East and West, on  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 5  p.m. j  For Kaslo. Ainsworth, Pilot Bay,',  Balfour, Sandon, Three Forks and New \  Denver at 3 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, I  and Friday, and at 8 a.m. on Tuesday,;  Thursday and Saturday. j  It  is imperative that all matter forj  Registration should be handed in half an  hour previous to closing of the mails.       j  our shores while the'.heei. witlrwhich"  he was received everywhere are still  ringing in his ears. Tomorrow he will  see the attack brought against his  country today. I do not in any way  desire to say whether that attack was  just or unjust, but I appeal to all members of this House of Canadians to  give me a chance of showing that a  Canadian can keep his word. I want  him to know before he sails that when  I said I would not abandon him I  meant to keep my word, and when I  am allowed to open my month on this  subje. .t I shall seek to dispel lhat dark  cloud which is hanging now over the  reputation of the countrymen of lhe  viceroy who was weleouied so heartily  to this* country. . I merely ask the  House for permission to make this  statement,. in order to lot him know  before he leaves this country that  when the rules of the House allow me  to apeak, I shall endeavor to clear, as  far as it lies in my power, the i epilation of his countrymen. It will be my  duty to do it. and I will do it. (Applause.) '       * ���������-  THE WAR EAGLE DEAL.  o . ^   _____ .  There is reason to believe that Ihe  purchase of the great " mine by an  English company is practically an  -"accomplished tact. In spite of the  fact that the option terminated  some time ago, negotiations have been  continued and are approaching a conclusion, if indeed it has not already  been reached.  The new company intends erecting  a smelter and ltrgely, adding to the  works in many ways. The purchase  will add largely to the prosperity of  Roi-slandand will increase the value  of the surrounding mines.  THE WEATHER.  After the usual break that cccnr<  annually in the early part of September.  the weather has now settled down again.  The air is clear of smoke and the days  and nights are brilliant aad clear.  Mr. Archer Martin, banister, of,V.c:  toriai, is at picseut in.Nelson.  The baud stand is to be moved fr.ni ils  pieoeut pusiliou to u sue on the liuk.r '  ste;et bridge, which is more o.utrul.  _  The G.P.lt. will run, eveiy week, a  speoial'uar from Kunilnup-, to Arronluiid  to take lest thau car load lots ot prod no j.  A very brilliant, m.leor was seen ou  W.du.-Uuy night ul lO.oU. ' ii i;t up tlio  wli.ile uountiy  liko  lhe brigiiie*,. ii^iii-  ning* -        .   - '.  Tho    slone    fuubduti.iis    of   J.    ll. '  CLiU-uU li-.v   ouiliiiug ul tlie corner ot  .o.ephiue  nud linker stieeu me _e;.iiy,  finished.  Mr. VV. S. Spink.*-, "Judge of the  County Coin i, arrived in Mel sun oii  Tinii.-uy. The Court opened ye_u_-  ;lay morning.        t     ���������'* ;       - "  Mi*. J. ti, Hastings of tioise, Iduii.-,;  who   r.ceuily   examined   lhe' .Ntj.ie.  Fue  on   belialf of llie  _iood.i-haiii:> ui  Toronto, ia in lo.vn.  A petition ot residents liviug iu cl >_e  proximity tu the.c Victoria hotel i������������j-  tuat a license be' uot giauted lo -nut  ho.teliy, has beeu piesenie.t to Ci-piu.u  Fitzstubbs.  Ou Weduesdny aud Thursday the low u  was kept awaku oy louu leporiu Iioui ine '  smelter, made l>y, blowing up ''cupper  bottom.." 'lue.e were tUo r.ault oi j,e  exploslou of ouly u suck or* two of  dyuainue, but thoy maue the win<__.ts  ralilo uuii gave the people ot Nelsou ..a"  idea of what uiiglit be expected if tn. -  titiy tons of _.>_u_-ite iu tiie niagtziue  weutotl*.  Mr. Clive Pniliips Wolley, Pioviuc al','  Suuitary  l_.p-.cior arrived lu  town' oii".  Tuesday,  uuu  l>egau at once putting iho .  regulations    of    ttie   Board of Ho.il v a '  iu loice.    He has commenced repi.iiing  the Ward Creek lluineaudisiecom.n.u..-  iug the governmcut to rep. ace tbe present  strnctuie   Oy a pioper it;aiu  ol ciriijeii-  wure 'pipes,   ���������.eve:ul summonses agaiust  householders iiiiv. been issued for biea-.  ches of the Sanitary Regulation. ~ ...  THSRMOMCTEK.  Sent. 13���������Max 51-���������   Min..  "     14-         fl3=  *���������*     15-         fi-!3  "     10-         J'J3  "   it���������      yj'  "     18-  C5  1<J���������  IB   4.'>r   40"   40 =   41������   .tf3   35 =   ������5 =  B C IN ENGLAND.  The-. reodinf'S arc taken at U a. m. and ton-  equently represent the hiijlie-t and lowest  empcratlire during: tbe preceding 21 hours.  A correspondent   of   the   Morning  Advertiser (.London) writes as follows:  "In thu Nelson sub-division wef find  .  valuableJborhite mines," the most important of which is* the Silver   King,  owned by 'the Hull Miues Company,  whose ore run.'' "270 oz.  silver, mid 43  percent ot! copper.    This property   is'  worked by English and local capital.  To the southwest of Nelson lies' the  Trail Creek district, which at the pres- .  ent moment is the be.t known in England, on account of ils vast ledges .of  pyiotitc ores, which cany from $4<r to  $50 in gold.   The Le Roi,   War Eagle,  Josie,   Iron   Mask,   and   Centre  Star  mines situated on Red Mountain, average 40feet iu width, and the dividends  already paid by the Le Koi amount io  $200,000, and   by   the   War  Eagle lo  .$150,000 which will give some   idea of  the value of this purchase.    Boundary  Creek, which  is yet undeveloped,  is  said to be even richer than Trad Creek  for the pyrotiteo-t*, though of u slightly lower grade than  that discovered .  on  Red   Mountain, is found in  ledge,  of enormous width,    some piospeiU-  sliruviiig lodes-ltlO-ftv^wide.--*���������Iii-the^-  Ainsworth   sub-division,    which5  lies  round Kootenay L.ik.,  several mines,.  are" shipping silver lead ore of a high  grade lo the Pilot Buy smeller,* which  has in turn  despatched. 1.500 tons of  bullion to   the refineries  during tho  first six   months  of   this year.   Eu.t  Kootenav,    which   is   reached   I com  Golden, on the Canadian Pacific Rail-,  way, and thence south  by the upper  waters of the Columbia River, bus not  developed as quickly as  ils neighbour  owing to the luck of railway facilities,���������  but when the projected brunch of the ,  Canadian   Pacific    from   L.thbridge,  through the Crow's Nest Pass,  is . carried through  we  may expect speedy  development.     Many  valuable placer  mines are  found* at  Big, Bend,  and  some   rich  quart/,   claims   have   been  ���������linked,   but i lu-hc cannot   lie worked  until   the- waggon road  is completed  and machiuery is brought in.    .  The Alberni'inines, in Vancouver  island, about 70 miles from Nanaimo,  are quite in their infancy, but have  already at traded upwards of 5000  miners. The nre is similar to that  found at Trail Creek, and according to  a rv.ent"assay 10 samples gavean average of .-835 per ton, some specimen*  going as high as $150. ...  A  valuable cinnabar   mine  is   being  worked at Copper Creek, ou  the- north  shore of Kamloop's Lake, thc entire output being used by the hydraulic miues in  Cariboo, and the coal.fields ot Nanaimo  produced uearlv a million tons in  189o.  British Columbia has been well described  as a ''sea of mountains;"' a large portiou  ot   it ie-nains unexplored,  and   but  a  small proportion of its surface has beea-  prospected: and when oue considers tha  value of the already established und par- *  tiallv developed mines, the richness aud"  varietv ot the ore3 at present discovered,  the numerous miuing camps, their  activ-  ilv aud prosperity, one i-> fo.-cpd to admit,  that thi-i province i* eutitled to  a  place  among ib. rich mineral countries Of the  world.       ,~ ���������>,",    j   ���������    ,  The climate is all that could be desired;  water is always plentiful, aud wood ot the  host quality abundant. The Kooteuay *  possesses a "uetwork of lakes, which provide facilities for transport ot the cheapest and moat couveuieut kiud. The  foie-;tp arr: stocked with deer, the creeks  and lakes with fowl, grouse ot many varieties abound, while trout can be taken  ia nunibers from every lake and river.  What other couutry can show so many  attractions to the pro.pec*or. tbe sportsman, aud the lover ot nature ?  ">���������' 1.iWrf>*2r-_?.-Kmui>._  THE MINER, NELSON, B.G., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER  .9, 1896.  TRANSMUTATION OF METALS.  Dr. Stephen H. Emmens of New York  jlaims to have succeeded in turning  silver into gold. This announcement  seems too extraordinary to be soberly  made at the end of the nineteenth century but it is of sufficient importance to  cause a journal of the standing of the  Engineering and Mining Journal of New  York to devote three columns aud a half  to it.  In a desciiption of his method, which  waa origiually published in the New  York Duily Journal of 16th August, but  is too long tor our columns, the following  passages occur: "It may be thought that  all thiB work of ours is merely a resuscitation of ancient alchemy and that we aro  engaged, in what for ages hns been considered the hopeless quest for the philosopher's stone. This however is not the  case.  "The ancient alchemists believed that  some substance might be found by the  mere touch of which base metals might  be converted into silver or gold. Others  somewhat crude in their ideas believed  "that gold and silver were in reality base  metals with the addition of some 'informing spirit,' and this spirit they held could  be added if a suitable 'powder, of projection' should be thrown into the molten  iron or lead or other base metal employed.  *" Modern chemistry regards the matter  from a different point of view. It believes  that the ultimate (particles constituting  gold, silver, iron, lead, zinc and all other  metals are identical iu substance and  that the different properties ofthe several  metals depend entirely upon the different  manner in which the particles of the  common substance are arranged.*  "The question of cost is an important  factor. Artificial diamonds for instance  have been made of a purity and brilliance  which render them marketable at the  . highest prices. But the cost of their  manufacture has hitherto been in excef s  of their market value.  "Our estimates however show us thnt  a better fate is in store for us. We do  not comsume any chemicals and other  costly materials in our process. What  we use is mainly energy in some of its  various forms' such as heat, electricity,  magnetism,1' gravity, cohesion, chemical  . affinity, X rays and the like."  *  In addition to the .above letter Dr.  Emmens again says in the same paper:  "The metal which we have made from  silver answers every test to which the  United States Government Assay Office  subjects the gold offered there for sale.  It is therefore *gold to all intents and  purposes; * This metal made from pure  silver by the process discovered by us  could be proved' to be gold in a court of  law. It not only, answers every test of  the Government mints but it also has  every quality required by the gold of  commerce, haviug the same color, weight  and strength." Dr. Emmens further  says: "We have already made 4 bz gold  from about 6 ozs silver and that the loss  in the process is about 25 per cent."  THE BIG THREE.  (Rosslandor)  In July a company was incorporated  under the name of the Big Three Gold  Mining Company, with a capital stock of  83,500,000 in 81 shares. . Thi3 stock "was  offered for sale in Toronto, and very large  advertisements set forth the inducements  this company offered to purchase its  stock, "o! which a limited number of  shares were offered to enable the company's management to commence immediate development, at the low price of 10  cents per share." The prospectus set  forth that the Big Three consisted of El  Dorado, Southern Delle and Snowshoe  mineral claims.  Were this stock offered upon the local  market, where intending purchasers can  without much trouble examine the properties, the course of the compauy would  not be so repreheuslble. The officers of  the company no doubt believed that each  otthe claims contained the ore as stated  iu' the advertisement, but in a part  of the country where so. many locations  have beeu made even the owners cannot  alwnys tell how large the claims may be  until surveyed. The rule that only the  stock companies whose grouud is Crown  granted <*hould be offered to the public  is one whose wisdom is demonstrated in  the case of the Big Three Co. In all  business matters confidence has to be  put in statemeuts that cannot be investigated, and when people say the names of  such well known men as Rut us H. Pope,  M.. P., Hon. H. 3. Ives, M. P., ex-Minister of Trade and Commerce, O. G. Labe-  ree, who are well known in eastern  Canada, among the list of officers, no  doubt they took it for granted that all  was right and affairs would be capably  managed.  It now transpires that it is doubtful  whether tbe El Dorado has an existence  at all, or if so that its area may be very  small. It now appears that the ground  it was supposed to occupy is taken by  other locations, among them tbe Reba,  Mascot, and St Lawrence. Surveyors  will soon be out to survey the claim, and  if they can find it the exact area will th������n  be kuown, but those who have taken the  trouble to inquire assert that it will be  hard to find. How it is with the Snow-  shoe and Southern Belle also remains  for the surveyors to demonstrate.  GAZETTE NOTICES.  [From the B. C. Gazette of 10th Sept., 1896]  Tne Red Book. Price $4. per Copy  The Only Directory of the Province in Two Years.  A COMPLETE GAZETTEER  of over 500 points in British Columbia, mauy of which have never before  0 appeared in any Directory or Trade Reference Book  with Location, Population &c.  TELEGRAPH OFFICES  EXPRESS OFFICES  MONEY ORDER OFFICES  A POCKET REFERENCE BOOK  OF ALL THE  TRADES, PROFESSIONS.    INDUSTRIAL   AND  MINING   ENTERPRISES.  Over 6000 Business   and Professional Firms, Full Names of Partners, Kinds of  ��������� .       ��������� Business;  Street Address in Cities.  PUBLISHED BY  BANKING TOWNS  ,.  RAILWAY STATIONS  POST OFFICES  THE  MERCHANTS' -���������  VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA.  AGENCY,  (356)  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO,  S, E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Why Drink Your Whiskey Straight  When it is much nicer with Soda Water,  or any other of our drinks  All our soft drinks are- guaranteed to kill any microbes that  .. 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.  DEALERS IN  BLACKSMITHS' AND HILL  i  BAK AND SHEET IRON, MINERS' 1'ltKS, ItAK AKU   SHEET STEEL,  MINERS' SHOVELS, V* IKE HOPES, MANILLA HOPES,  DYNAMITE   .'USE A>'D CAPS;  QUICKSILVER,  REAL ESTATE,  FINANCIAL AND  INSURANCE AGENTS  Loans ne_-tiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.   Conveyancing documents drawn ap  Town Lots Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.  Latest in Lady's Belts & Blouse Sets  A Full Line of 1847 Kogers Bros.' Table Ware,  SOLE AGENTS FOR THE  CINNABARnMINIlMG  CO.'S  Write for Quotations. Cable Address. "Dunn."  (133) ���������V"-_^_LSTOOTJ'V"_E]_R, _B_ O.  Watch Repairing a Specialty,   All Work Guaranteed.  THE CRISIS IN TURKEY.  British   Fleet  Approaches  Dardanelles.  the  Constantinople.���������The full text ofthe  note which the representatives of the  powers sent to the Sultan on -Aii^us. 31  bas only just been communicated to the  pres.. It is a decidedly strong document  and says their remonstrance is based on  positive data. It adds that the savage  bands, whieh murderously attacked the  Armenians and pillaged | their homes,  were not tbe accidental gatherings of a  fanatical people, but bad every judication of special organization; that it was  known to, if not directed by, the authorities. The note under specific clauses  gives evidence in support of this, and  concludes witb the demand that the  instigators and principal actors in the  tragedies be punished with tbe utmost  rigor. ���������  -. The Turkish*** government yesterday  - answered -the note m-a-long-communica-  tion. The ministry, in trying to refute  the charges, practically denied the ocular  testimony of the representatives ofthe  powers, and this is now, with good reason  regarded as tantamount to a defiance of  Europe. As usual, the Porte is relying  upon the jealousy existing among the  six powers to save the .Sultan once more  at the last moment from being brought  to terms; and as Abdul Hamid so frequently escaped' punishment duri-g the  course of bis -long and much troubled  reign, he has grounds for believing that  even now Europe will not step in and  put. an end to the disgraceful state of  affairs prevailing in the Turkish empiie.  "A feeling of grave anxiety exists in all  circles as it is felt that a crisis has been  reached."  A British fleet of fifteen men of war is  off the island ot 'Phases, whence it is only  a short distance lo the entrance to the  Dardanelles.  Copper Belle Mining Co., Ld. Capital  $1,000,000 in $1. shares. Head office  Rossland. Directors, John Russell, John  Hillvard Leech, Chas. F. Sears, .Nelse  Olsen, and Edward Bailie. The objects  of the company are to purchase the  South Tails and Copper Belle, claims and  general mining.  The Delaware Mining & Milling'Co.,  (Foreign) Capital 81,000,000 in SI.  shnres.   Head office Spokane.  Elkhdrn Silver" Mining Co., Ld., (Foreign). Capital 81,000,000 in $1. shares.  Head office Spokane.  Ida Queen Gold Mining Co., Ld.  Capital $1,000,000 in 81. shares. Head  office Rossland. Directors. James Leddy,  E. J.McCnne, A. E. Lyford,and Ueorge  Nelson.* Objects; to purchase the Ida  claim and general mining.  , La Regina Gold Mining Co.. Ld. Capital 8750,000 iri $1. shares. Head otiico  Rossland. Directors, Hugh McQaade,  W. Tavlor, John St. Clair B'lackett, all of  Rossland, and F. H. Hewlings,.'aud K.  L. Drury of Victoria. Objects'; to acquire the* La Regina claim, aud general  mining.  JACOB DOVER'S, BAKER ST., NELSON.  ..-  *'219'.  All Ladies'  Shoes at actual Net Cost until cleared.  Hereafter we will not handle any  Ladies'   Goods whatever.    Secure  your  Winter Footwear  at once while  lines are complete.  ALBM IRON WORKS Co., LIMITED  IE JSrG-I3Sr_E_B_RS.-  IRON FOUNDERS, BOILER MAKERS; * * *   _ ,-  MANUFACTURERS OF MARINE AND  LAND   ENGINES,   BOILERS.   ETC.,  FISH CANNING   AND   MINING  MACHINERY, HXDRAULIC GIANTS,    .  * *^ * PIPES   AND SINKING   PUMPS  IOR MINES.  French Banges, Stoves, Grates, Eto.  SOKE AGENTS FOB HENRY   R. WOlt-HIM'TOVg   STFAM   I'l mi'-  A_������ .M.KVH'IL  HOCK DRILL  CO.'S STEAM HOCK -MULLS.  No. 6 Chatham and 71 Store Street,  P. 0. DEAWEE 12    -    VICTORIA, B. C  (205)  The I0. Store;    GIBER & WELLS.  IISTieiDSOIDT ������5c :F.IXjOT ZB-A-Y,  miNUiC. a������ekt������.  W. J. G. DICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  ____,____CO_MMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BPVUEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.  .   .���������N*"ELSO*JSr,B.C.     [335]  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  -   INSURANCE an������ ��������� ��������� ��������� ^_  COMMISSION AVENT.     '  VIOTORIA ST.,    ... NELSON, B.  ~  A  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet  Articles,.- Wholesale and Retail. Goods Right. Prices  Right.   Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  VANCOUVER, B.C.  IO ANO 12 CORDOVA STREET,  600 GRANVILLE STREET.  417 HASTINGS STREET  ���������"Weare now-Receiving Weekly-Shipments of��������� -  .    Creamery Butter in Que Pound Pats   ",'  OUTLET - HOTEL,  OPPOSITE BALFOUR.        1.  WMft'Wi  to Deo.  214  CROWS NEST PASS LINE.  Probability of Constuction.  Ottawa.���������There is every .reason to  believe that the governineut will render  substantial aid tothe Canadian Pacific  to build a railway from Lethbridge to  ���������Nelson through the Crows Nest Pass,  . and that next spring the actual work of  construction will be well under way.  The Government realizes that it the  Dominion is to benefit from tl.e mining  development in British Columbia, the  Kootenay country must be tapped by a  Canadian road. The loan will probably  exceed five millions, an amount which  the contractors intend asking parliament  to loan them.  E. A. POWYS & CO.  ISTELSOlsr- B. C  Mining Agents and Sharebrokers, ,  Insut ance, Realt Estate. Commission  , and Mining Machinery Agents.  A Register kept with full particulars of Claims.  SALES NEGOTIATED.        m  P G. LIDNER  ! MINING   ENGINEER  AND   METALLURGIST.  SPECIALTY  Gold Mining 4 Gold Extraction.  NELSON, b. o. 3������  's Bay Company,  BAKER   STREET, NELSON.  Os  Individuality  ... of Feet!  i\  FOR SALE.  0VEE-0APITAL1ZATI0U..  One of the mine-; on the Rand, the Pioneer, has declared in dividendsj this year  up to the first of August, a total of 200  per cent, upon the capital. To record  thiB is refreshing in view of so many cases  of overcapitalization. There is not a  mBil that does not bring us exchanges,  published in the interest o������ miners, whicli  c protest against this overcapitalization,  and -warn their readers against Countenancing it.- Papers from Australia, from  New Zealand, from British Columbia,  Irom Oregon, and from all over California, continually speak of evils done by  promoters, who have taken under bond  * good mines that would pay a reasonable  profit upon a fair investment and bad  them placed upon distant markets - at far  more than their real value. In most (.f  these "cases the vendor���������"the honest  miner"���������receives but a fair price for his  property, the balance going to the  harpies.���������(Mining & Scientific Press.)  Thoroughbred Pedigree Hough  Coated Yellow Sable Scotth Collie  Pups,   best   blood   in   tin*   world,   at  William Perkins & Co., Brokers,  Baker Street, Nelson.  Opp. C. & K. Land Office. ������l  ROYAL HOTEL,  -   for. Stanley and Silica Streets,  NELSON, - B. C  HOUSE, FITTINGS and  FURNITURE   ENTIRELY  NEW AND'FIRST CLASS.  Best location iu.Totrn.   Itcuittlful Views.  Bar  now. Open   and  Stocked with  Choice Liquors and Cigars.  Unequalled in Kootenay*.  Give us a trial and   be   Convinced.  CHERBO & BOOTH-  But  shape-.  No two pairs or feet are exactly alike.  Your kindest flat-footed friend could "  not make his "shoes fit your narrow toed mot_  here's a sboe made ta eo many different et  widths and sizes, after Nature's Bros, that any -man  cast set his exact fit. no msrtter *���������������* "������**f_?SlS'  to addicted to. Made by tbe famous *?������*WJ*���������a  process. In black or taacalf-ekln. Each pair stamped  ca thk sole $aC0, *4 SO. *S fip per oalr.  The Slater Shoe (ior Men.)  y: Best Fishing in Kootenay Outlet.  Lawn Tennis Grounds.  Sail and Bowing Boats.  Enlarged ancT Improved. Specially Suitable  for Dancing and Picnic Parties.  J.  E.  HOUGHTON, - - - Manager.  310  MR. SMITH ^ CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  "WEITE.  FOB   PEICE   JLIST.  VIOTORIA        -        B.C. '(������������)  KOOTENAY   LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY    .  4'II.KGK _fc WELLS. Sole AltcnlH Tor X-.ls.iu.   *  HUNTER KKOS.. KKMMtHK and CO.,  IIILXTKK, ittcKIX.VO.V A CO., Agent* at Tlirc. Forks.  <;KI'EX BROS., Ascents at Kuxlo.  Assents nt Kosslantl,  THOS. tVILSOY, Agent at Trail.  372  DUDLEY DI' LANCASTER.  N. B. BUCKLER  ,     BUCKLER & LANCASTER  Will  Buy and Sell on Commission  ���������      MINES AND STOCKS IN TRAIL CEEEK,  BOUNDARY GREEK and SLOCAN CAMPS  and all Legitimate Properties Elsewhere.  All persons contributing $i.oo  per month or $10.00 per year wil^  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the 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. C, August 14th,   1896.  ���������- ** '������������������ (119)  RAND & WALLBRIDGE  MINING BROKERS  SANDON,  B. C.  Piai)o  We have much pleasure in  announcing that we have opened an office in Sandon, B. C.,.'  and are prepared to handle  any legitimate mining, proper-  that may  be  brought ta  tie  our attention.  122  1  *tt_HITE TO IS.  LIBBER'S _ TE-J-tiRAPHIC C_P__EJ_.J  nOOUS 301-302 HIDE BLOCK,  SPOKATTE.  342  ���������WASH.  Griren by an experienced lady teacher. Apply  at Thomson Stationery  Co's Store, Nelson.        127  ORES . . .  WANTED.  Silver,  Lead,  Copper,  ��������� Write for Prices.   Give assay?, et-.  State Ore Sampling; Co.r  DENYER, COLO.,  Ml  -  1  SI  li  I  ;*1  ���������I  ''I  '"I  I  V  .. ill  ���������Ii"  .-ll  '1  %  1  I  I'll  ���������i?l  _���������._���������  'W ~V.  T HE MINER, NELSON, B.C.; SATURDAY,- SEPTEMBER 19. 18*96.  %ht JRiner.  THE MINER is printed on-Saturdays and  will be mailed t Miy address in Canada or  the Uni'ed States 'or one year on receipt of  two dollars.    Single copies five cents.  CONTRACT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rale of $3per column inch,per  month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS in-  serledat the rate of /j cents per nonpareil  line first insertion, and 10 cents per line for  each subsequent insertion. Advertisements  running por shorter periods than three  months are classed transient.  *LL COMMUNICATIONS to the. Editor  -must be accompanied by the name and ad-  ������������������ dress  of the ..writer, not necessarily for  publication, but as evidence of good faith.  PRINTING turned out in firs, rate style at  the shortest notice  ADDRESS  Chh Miner Printing.* publishing Co  nelson.  b.c. -  AMES HOLDEN CO.  Make First Class  t  Boots       *  and  *      Shoes  For niners & Prospectors   ���������    <418)  TO CLEAN OP THE TOWN.  -  It is high time that some practical  measures  were  the outcome of all tho  _talk that has been made over the  Board of Health and its Sanitary  regulations. It may be remembered  that soii'10 time ago it was pointed out  that if the inauguration of a system of  sanitation was left to Captain Fitz-  stuubs and our only constable nothing,  would be done. There was no intension whatever of casting any reflection  on these officials, but it is manifestly  improbable that either of them has  received from heaven a natural genius  for sanitary engineering, and it is no  less obvious that while neither .. has  studied the subject here below, they  . are both overworked, .to a degree and  have no time to attend to auy furthur  duties.  It is therefore satisfactory to note  the arrival' of Mu. Olive Phillips  Wolley the Sanitary Inspector, to  cleatTup the town. From a conversation Which w. have had with Mr.  Wollev we gather that though he is  armed with tremendous powers, he  means to weild his sceptre with  moderation. Fortunately theie arc  means, involving no serious outlay,  which will, render the town safe from  becoming a hot bed of disease.   Fevers  -may come in to us from the outside  and as ive are uow, they would find a  most suitable breeding ground. The  Sanitary Inspector will institute a  system by which the town will keep  itself clean. We are glad to learn that  he does not propose to enforce Dr.  Watts most objectionable, backyard  honeycomb system.    Had he done so  _ it__i__u__._hav^ej^eii^r_dut^to advise  everyone to meet.him with a stubborn  resistance.*, As it is Mr. Wolley is  not likely to ask any one to do anything that is not obviously beneficial,  and it must be remembered the benefits are general, not, individnal. In  protecting himself a man protects his  neighbois, and in this case his duty to  his neighbors runs hand in hand with  his duty to himself.  ferred upon them by their position., Or  it may be that the Government is under the impression that the people of  Kootenay are so fond of paying taxes  that they only wait to be asked to dig  up the balance. It is possible 'that  there may be some excuse for this belief after the facile way in which a  certain "delegation" to Victoria iu the  spring swallowed the new taxation.  It is an obvious fact that an expedi:  ture of $320 cannot be met with a  grant of $80. It is equally obvious to  any one who inspects it that the estimated expenditure is not based on  extravagance. The School Trustees  are therefor to be commended in their  determination either to make the  Government pay up the balance or to  die (officially) in the attempt. We do  not know precisely how many thousand dollars a year Nelson pays into  the Provincial Exchequer, but we do  know that" only llie other day the  Government sold over fifteen thousand  dollars worth oFlots in the town.  HUMAN FIENDS.  The arm.of the law is long. It has  just stretched out and captured four  of the worlds worst malefactors at  New York, Glasgow, and Rotterdam  simultaneously- It appears that for  some time the police of London have  been in possession of information relating to a dynamite plot designed on a  scale to throw all the previous ones into  the shade. The opening scene was to  burst on an astonished and terrified  world with the blowing up of our beloved QuEi-N, at Balmoral during the  stay there of the Czar and Czarina cf  Russia. Indications were.not wanting  that a master hand was at work. The  detective forces were doubled and the  keenest watch was set. The result is  that among the prisoners captured is  J. P. Tynan the celebrated 'No. 1', the  chief instigator of many murders and  outrages. It is possible that just now  public opinion will be more than  usually excited in view of the fact that  the first stroke of the conspirators was  to be directed against The Queen.  It is mere waste of words, in a British  country, to point out the popularity  of the venerable lady who rules over  us, and any crime involving personal  violence against her involves the culprit not only in that verdict of cowardice which.goes against any man who  would injure a woman but stirs up a  mighty throb of national anger.  lt is satisfactory to note that in this  instance as in others, the police of four  countries, Great Britaiu, the United  States, Holland and France have acted  together promptly and efficiently for  the common good. As long as our official protectors continue thustoact harmoniously those wretches who conspire  against the peace of nations have little  chance of success.  A question.that naturally arises is,  why was this terrible deed prompted'_*  Why all this preparation for wholesale  murder and the slaughter of inoffensive thousands? It is difficult to answer. No sane man could possibly  expect any good toresult either to himself or to any cause he may have had  at heart. ��������� It remains only to believe  that the fiends w ho plot these horrors  are insane. Theymust.be filled with  au unreasoning lust of slaughter, an  oxaygeration of the natural ferocity of  all animals. But this must not be allowed as any excuse for them, and the  sooner lhey are hanged the better for  everyone. ���������  ~"  JUSTICE.  It is a' popular belief that every  British subject lias a right to be heard  in the courts of his count, y'on evVry  subject concerning his personal libel ty".  It would appear that such isnotth. case  here, Suine time ago a man built an  hotel in Nelson and applied foralicence.  Thore was no out ward or visible reason  why he. should not have one, but it was  refused by the Government Agent,  who acts* as a licensing board here,  The man then went to Victoria and  interviewed ministers ,and heads of  departments, ucue of .whom, so we  are informed objected to the license  being issued. The Premier' himself  was one of these. On his recent visit  to Nelson, Mr. Turner, however,  after consulting Captain Fitzstubbs  changed his mind aud .aid so. Now  we do not for a moment want to g->  into the merits or demerits of this  particular..case, but we wish to maintain ^the right of every mau to be  brought face to face with his accusers  in open court and there given a chance  of setting himself right. As things  are it is hard to believe that we are  living in the nineteenth century. Oue  would believe that- we bad gone back  to. the days of the Star Chamber and  mediaeval tyranny.  KOOTENAY   LAKE  SAW MILL V  Nelson  Office  and   Yard  FOOT OP HENDRYX STREET.  NOTES. t(  Matters have at last reached such a  pitch in Turkey that it is believed the  end is .near. The Sultan has proceeded  from bad to worse until he and his  Government are no.longer bearable.  Cruel, corrupt,'mendacious, they can no  longer be tolerated in the comity of  European nations. Hitherto the ruler  of Turkey,.in spite of the fact that his  country was bankrupt, has dared to  flaunt his crimes in the faces of all  Europe, quite undeterred by treaties  and arguments, in the belief that international jealousies would keep any  one from attempting to punish or control him.  It is believed now that Great Brit-  tain will, step in and dethrone the  Sultan or quietly allow his deposition  to be carried out by the better class of  Turks themselves, who would be glad  to see it done and know how to do it.  .  The French do not seem to be good  hands at making colonies. With  great noise of drum and trumpet they  lately set out to colonize Madagascar.  They naturally tackled one of the most  difficult countries on earth. The climate is such lhat Europeans can  hardly live in it, much less fight or  work. The Natives are numerous,'  powerful and hostile. Between.the two  the French are having no picnic. They  cannot realize their di earn of a Colony,  which by the way is rather different to  ours. The first aspect of a French  settlement is that of a military camp.  Then comes an opera house with -a  t roup of ballet girls from Paris, who  vie with the dusky belles of the country for the favors of the military. By  this time there will probably be a .restaurant or two and a Government  House. No one ever thinks of tilling  the soil or mining. The whole thing  is a kind of milit'iry picnic, but it does  hot seem to work in Madagascar.  BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW.  - It is some years since a patient people were goadedoto revolt by a demand  to make the articles which form the  subject of the title of this paragraph.  The Trustees of the Nelson School  have been put in a similar position and  they have revolted, it is perhaps fortunate for the Government that the  circumstances are somewhat different  and that a suffering people arc no  longer able to bring down plagues of  frogs, and darkness, and death, upon  their devoted heads, and finally to take  their departure laden down with loot.  Unfortunately we have nowhere to go.  We are in about the best couutry on  earth. AVe already return an opposition member, and there our powers of  plaguing , end. Circumstances, moreover, over which we have no control,  compel us, instead "of reptiles and  other evils to shower down taxes on  the heads'of our oppressors. Surely  these must be coals of tire.  According to careful estimates pre-  ���������pared by the School Trustees, the least  .sum upon which they.can run that institution is $320 per annum. Out of  this they have to provide cordwood,  the wages of a caretaker, iuk, maps,  -chalks and all the re.tof the paraphernalia by. which much useless know,  ledge is driven into the unwilling heads  of modern youth. The Government  actually insults the board by ottering  it $80 to meet this budget of $320.  Exactly one fourth of the sum required, How does the Government expect  the remainder to be found ? It is possible it thinks the members of the  local board ought to provide the balance  out of their own pockets as some payment for the distinguished honor con-  "*     INSULTING IGNORANCE.  The Spokesman Review has the  astounding audacity to publish . the  portrait of Wilfred Laurier, premier of the Dominion, as one of  Canada's leading annexationists. An  article, accompanies the picture. Its  theme is the approaching convention  of annexationists in Toronto.; The  article contains the following paragraph:  . "Wilfred ^Laurier, the' first French  Canadian to attain the premiership, is  at heart the stu.uch-.-_t of annexationists  and so for the lirst Lime in the history  of Canada the promoters of continental  union will hold a gathering practically  sanctioned by the government."  It is difficult to know whether this  is the result of downright ignorance,  or whether it is a wilful falsehood. In  either event it is a direct insult to Mn.  liAURiERj'and to every member of the  great liberal party of Canada. * There  is no doubt that there are some Canadians ��������� who would like to se_ - their  country merged into the United States  just as there .are some Aiue; icans who  go to Europe and marry aristocrats.  Neither, in any sense at all, represent  their country. If the liberal party of  Canada was to-be polled on the subject  tomorrow, the. percentage in favor of  annexation would have to be represented by a fraction. 'For a moment"  it may please our neighbors to lick  their chops over the thought that the  rich country to the north ot them may  fall-into their hands, but they had  better stop there. Not only we who  are British by birth very much prefer  to remain so, but the Americans  themselves who come over here to  live amongst us show a very decided  preference for our laws, our manners,  and our customs. The Spokesman  Review and the town in which it is  published are simply thriving o n  I British wealth, The Kootenay  country has dragged them both up  into their present pleasant condition,  lt is a pity tbat the journal cannot  iufonu itself more correctly about the  people of the great country to whom  it owes so much.  The Province points out that in the  celebrated interview published in the  Pall Mall Gazette, Lieut. Gov. Dewdney says that the C.P.R. will make a  railway^into-Cariboo-without-waiting.  for concessions. Our contemporary  wants to know how it is that the great  railway can build into Cariboo without a concession although it cannot  make the Crows Nest Pass Line without one. For out own part we hope,  to see it get a concession and that the  concession will be the counterpart to  responsibilities 'oh the railway's side.  A telegram from Ottawa which we  publish in another column is from the  "ow,i_i correspondent", of the Colonist.  The 'dispatches received by this paper  ate not apt _to be favorable tothe  liberal party or its doings and therefore there is very .probably" a - good  deal of truth in the despatch.   .  PROFESSIONAL  CARD  Cl EO.   A.  U.  HALL,   PHYSICIAN'   AND  T   SurK.on,  Ollice C. & IC. Building, ui>  stairs. " - [3501  A  WIIEALLKR,     BAItmSTEK  it   Solicitor, Kaslo, 11. C.  AND  311  ASSAYING.      ROBMNS &  LANG.    AS-  sayers to   "War Kagle  and Associated  Companies, Rossland (351)  ���������VfOKMAN &  NORMAN,  MINING   AND  A3* Stock Brokers, Hotel Spokane,   c*~*'   Wash-   Telephone 027.  Spokane,  [lu.]  -\/fAHON, McFarland & mahon,.ltd.,  _iy_L   Mining and Share Brokers, Vancouver,  li. C.   Members Stock Exchange. 330 *  OIBBALD AND* PEASE," general  O Commission and Fowarding Agents.  Whole_alo Jobbers in Groceries and Provisions  Kevelstoke Station. (302)  LIONEL C. BARFF, Mining Broker of the  Victoria Stock Exchange of British Columbia. Ld. Lbt>*. Office, 32 Laztgley street,  Victoria, B. C.      - <- 37_  Builder, are invited to inspect my  stock of Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  Cr. O- JH__chai}������-J}  113  f"*1 EO. SHEDDEN. STOCK AND SHARE  VT Broker. Victoria, B.C. (Member of the  B. C. S'ock Exchange of Victoria.1 Clients  interests carefully guarded and settlement,  promptly made. Shares at latest quotations.  35o  Do You Want To Borrow.  It is as easy to pay off a Loan on our plan as  it is to pay rent. A JjoUO loan costs 87.50 per  month and pays oiF principal and interest in  S years, other sums in proportion, time of pay  ment limited to S years. First mortgage  improved property only. Ask tor prospectus.  \Y\ .. G DICKSON,  Agent Equita-le Savings & Building Asso-ia-  tion, Sot  THE BON TON  RESTAURANT.  Open   Day   and   Night.  TABLE D'HOTE.  BREAKFAST, 7 TO 11  LUNCH,   '���������   ' - IS TO S  DINNER, ��������� ..   - -      -      O TO B  BOARD FROM $6.00 UP.  ___:iss ���������_*_;_ m. i_)-cr*E,*E,-_r.  PROPRIETRESS.  (250)  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST-  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  Several Lots.(Fifty foot frontage)-'  403 !. .* J. C. Dickson. Raker St.  ANTOINE MAURIN.  _Lsr_ED___.so__<r  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OITICE FITTIHGS.  +  SATISFACTION   GtiARArtTE-Ep.*  PRICES REASONABLE.  NELSON* B.G,  E. S. TOPPING  ���������  TRAIL, B. C.  Elas for sale lots in Trail and Deer Park.   Also  Mine sin all parts of the Kootenay Gold Belt  Can furnish stock in legitimate propositions.  Po ijol Monke-y Wiih Wild Cats./  Will be pleased to   answer any business  enquiries;;*  . *. itti]  1  Dry Goods, Clothing, Etc*,  NEW AMD SECONDHAND.  -    B. C.  (293)  NELSON  Money to Loan  Birbeck Investment,  Security & Savings Co.  Arthur R. Sherwood,  AGENT,  sgs Nelson, 23. C.  RAINBOW  TISSUE  RAINBOW  For Lamp Shades and Artistic  Decorations.  FIOR SALE ONLY BY  THOMSON'STATIONERY-CO. LD.  NELSON, ...        B.C.,  also VANCOUVER.  [3U21  Clarke Hotel,  Josephine St��������� Nelson.  Enlarged, redecorated and  fitted throughout with the  electric light. Every modern  convenience. Special,, rates  for boarders-  The Bar U Nupi������l!ed ���������wiih Chalet).! Brands  uf -.IquorK anil (.iKurn.  3   MRS.CLAEKE,  Late of Eoyal Hotel, Calgary  *    T AWRFNf  ,   LAWRENCE  jA Our stock is now very complete in  of almost every description;'1.  We are here to do business.      If \ye have-not -what you want**  Kve will gejtit tor you.    Give us a trial for Goods "and Prices. -"___l:ii  TINNING AND PLUMBING.  .. T_3L__3'E'I3:0*N"'E "__*TO. 31- ���������Tel"  WANTED Goli Silver, 'top or Coal Properties.".  WILL BOY or jroiote Coup, to ia_. ore.  '  ���������' - r  . **,  WILL HANDLE Bends of [Wc Steamer Ho se CarRailways.  WILL BED Wat6.wo._5 or Float Boufls orsame.  o     . . ��������� ������������������ ���������".      ���������   _ Manhattan Investors & Securities Co.. to.:,  17 and 19 .Broadway,  New York City;o  .379.,. "*    '���������  KELLY, DOUGLAS & CO;  . VANCOTJVEB, _3. C.  WHOLESALE    GROCKRS    AND   DIRECT  IMPORTERS FROM    -  Chii_a?J India  and Japan.  A Full Stock of Groceries, Cigars. CiKarett.es, ���������  Tobaccos, Etc.  Prompt Attention to All Orders.  1329]  NELS0N_LOTS.  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent 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 apply to him.  ,. KXf F. C. INNES.  JOHN  HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office:  *-^'t������SE������^g������3^S'j'������__;____'_-_-^^  S TURNER. BEETON ;.&M.  WHOLESALE "-~"~ ""-'��������� ul  jmmm^^&HIPPERS AND IMPORTERS  A LARGE STOCK OF  ' JT7ST  IJST  A Car Load of   *  1 PORTLAWp.  .'CEMENT'.-  y ORE BAGS ALWAYS IN STOCK  Victoria and Ne*son, B C. and ion don, Eng, 1  f24S)  Fred J.  HAS-RECEIVED HIS'SPRING STOCK (_F  SCOTCH TWEEDS, SE_U.ES," W0ESTEDS  AHD TEOUSERINGS.  % '     _ PRICES -^  TWEED SUITS      - -  - - -      $25.00 IFF  SEEGE SUITS -. -   ' : *    $27.00 "  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  90  ; NELSON   AM)   BOSSLiAXD, B. C.      MFLSON  B.C.  t*. -*, - *" ���������v^*Jev������r%.T������ws:  5-M--* "V_i-r*_to_������*������ct_j-^i:Aiil(j1i^.Mv_,������-i.v.  * ������������s*-r_tt_asJK_2a-icr_r*,������ ���������*.  THE MINER, NELSON, B, C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER   19, 1896.  VY  n  1  i  1  I  1  ft  HOW SHE PAID.  Marln.11 Hlndson stood In tho room,  half dazed, tremulous with joy at the sudden good fortune which had come to  her. Her husband had gone to business  before the letters had arrived. A large  legal-looking letter was for her, which  she turned over and over, and folt half  afraid to open, lt seemed so "important;  for tha envelope bore outside the names  of Wllking & Wllklns, Solicitors. At last  she had summoned up courage enough to  look what was Inside, and had read; to her  astonishment and delight, that Frederick  Walton of New York, now deceased,  had left by his will, five thousand pounds  to his dear brother, Jacob Walton, or,  if deceased, to bis wife and children. And  Messrs. Wllklns & Wllklns, Solicitors to  the said Frederick Walton, deoeased,  notified further to Marian Hlndson that,  her father and mother now being dead,  and she the only child, they would be  very glad if she would direct them as to  when and how they should pay the five  thousand pounds aforesaid.  It was totally unexpected. Only once  or twice had . Marian - even heard her  father speak of his brother in New York.  She knew there was suoh an one, that  was all; for the two had never been very  friendly. And now! Her eyes filled with  tears whilst she went and took up her  husband's photo, which she lovingly  kissed, as she murmured: "Edward, my  love! my husband! Now I can repay  your goodness to me!"  Five years before the time we are  speaking of, Edward Hindson had loved  Marian Walton passionately, devotedly  and constantly, and it was - not unexpected on her part when be, after twelve  - months' acquaintance, made a proposal  of marriage to her.  Bat Marian Walton was not snre ' of  her own heart. She acknowledged she  liked Edward as a friend; but did she  love him as one ought to love one's future husband. She scarcely felt she could  say "-Yes"* to this question, and," whilst  hesitating to totally negative his proposal, she did not care to accept lt offhand. And, perhaps, there was a little-  well' what woman does not like to be  , asked twice or. thrice.  So she simply wrote to say she didn't  car. to engage herself yet to anybody,  and suggested that lt might be better if  his attention were to cease.  Now,' Edward Hlndson was just the  man to whom this treatment was particularly annoying. Sure of his own love,  he felt much hurt at what he considered  Miss Walton's lightness of heart; and  he resolved to do her bidding, and keep  ���������way. from her. Yet he felt he loved her  none the leas; So he quietly pursued his  work, ' gaining  fame   by . his writings,  - though not a fortune in money. Jacob  Walton died six months after this. As  far as was known, he had left no income  for bis wife and daughter, beyond a mere  trifle���������say, ��������� pound a week���������and this  waa not much to those who had been  accustomed to ten. There was a fair  amount of furniture, it is true, and, after moral talks about the matter, Mrs.  Walton and her daughter deolded on that  step which is always the last refuge of  distressed gentlewomen, namely, keeping ������ preparatory school.  Bat there oame a sudden shook���������an  awful shook for them. On the Saturday  before the week that they were to open  their school, a gentleman asked to we  Mrs. Walton. On going into the room,  ���������be found a somewhat harsh-looking  nan, who. addressed her rather roughly���������  "Mrs. Waltonf"  "Yes."  "Wili you wad that?"  She took it and read lt  "Whatsis it, *__**������. What does It meanf  Pleaee tell me your business I"  "Don't you hurry so. my good  woman; you'll learn it fast enough."  She would have ordered him out, but  seemed to have no power left; so she  simply _at helplessly and tremblingly  waiting for him to speak.  "This here, madam is what we call  an 'aocommodatlon'; some folks call It  ��������� "bill ot sale.' You don't know what  -that means?���������No?--_Well, _I������ll_tell ..yoa._  Yonr husband waa acquainted some  two years ago with a man called James  Swain, who was, I believe, in the same  business. Swain, one day, being hard  up, oame to our firm���������Messrs. Jlmps &  Jimps, Lean Office, Newmarket street���������  to borrow money. He wanted one hundred pounds. Of course, before he could  have lt he had to find somebody to bv  surety for its' repayment. That somebody  was yonr late husband, Mr. Jacob Walton, as you will see by tho signature  here.   Now do you understand?"  The widow's faoe was deadly pale, and  her knees shook violently.  . "I hear what you.say, sir," she muttered." '.'But was the money not repaid,  .then?"  . "No, that lt wasn't! Moreover, Swain  decamped about three months ago, and  your, husband called on us, and agreed  to pay by instalments if left untouohod.  We accepted the offer. Now, you - seo, he  is dead, and we are wanting our money.  That's the caso, in a nutshell!"  The widow saw it all. Itwas cruel I  Oh, why did her husband ever sign suoh  a paper���������and leavo Marian and herself in  Ignorance of It, too? She wus not a business woman, and a gleam of hope Hut-  tered across her mind.  "My husband is dead, so now wo cannot be made to pay what is   so unjust I"  - she said.  "No; but his executors nan!" replied  the man.    "And,"   ho   addad,   brutally,  , "they will? Jimps & Jimps never lose  money, my dear Mrs.   Walton.    Here   13  ' the bill of sale. If this money is not  paid by Thursday, next week, we shall  take possession of your goods, and proceed to sell them.''  He went out, for he know the usual  pleadings.and words of the distressed in  such cruel cases, and he did not wish to  hear them. When Marian Walton entered  . the room ten minutes later, she was horrified to find her - mother. In a   fit.    The  - servant .who came, on hearing- her  shriek, had a bad afternoon with both  of them, ero they, recovered anything like  their real senses.  They were heartbroken. To be left  thus! Yet, after the first explosion _f  wrath at tbe injustice, no word was further said against the cause of all this.  "No, Marian!" said the mother to the  tearful daughter, on tho Monday following; "there is nothing we can do. No  ono can, or will, lend un one hundred  pounds; and, if they did, how coylA we  repay it? No, love; I don't see what we  oan do.    But God knows."  And, with eyes red with weeping at  the thought of parting with the dearly-  loved things of year3 and years, she left  y-iriM* to avoid a further outburst. Ed-  Ward Hind.on was going home from  ohurch that Sunday evening, when$Qung  CCayJgr, who had heard from a frietid in,  A_Vs offloe about this affair, ������j>oMe of.  {To be Continued.! ***    ~" .  A SYSTEM 01 DEAINAaE.  There are few towns in the world more  esisily drained than Nelson. It is situated ou ground everywhere sloping to a  great natural water -channel. Its surface is cut up by smaller watercourses,  forming miturai routes for main drains.  The only thing required is to construct  these main drains in such a manner that  auy sewerage entering them will be conducted to deep water without polluting  either air or soil on its passage.  ltight in the centre of Nelson is Ward  Creek Gully. It divides the town into  two nearly equal portions. In its upper  part it divides iuto several branches  reaching to nearly all the outlying blocks.  To thc west of it is another creek, which  Hows down parallel to Ward Creek aud  empties into the Cottonwood Creek.  These two form natural drainage routes.  To the eastward there.is no ereek of any  importance but there is a depression in  the surface down which a drain could tie  led. Both Ward Creek and the other  creek contain ample witter for flushing,  while, there arc springs on the bill side  which could be led into the east main  drain.  Now it is agreed on all hands that  something has got to he done. Our  town has hitherto enjoyed a reputation  for salubrity which is owing to its magnificent position, the scattered position  of its houses aud its splendid mountain  air. But now the gaps betweeu the  bouses are filling up, and there are at  least three times as many residents as  there were a year ago. It cannot be expected that if we neglect to look after  ourselves we shall be free from disease  much longer. Already we are sorry to  say there are four'cases of typhoid in  towu, and with our present sanitary arrangements it is terrible to think what  would happen if an outbreak of diptheria  was to occur this winter. Such a scourge  happened some few years back in Spokane, and there may be some people hero,  in whose minds the terrors of that time  is still fresb. But even if we were callous  to our needs we should not be ullowed to  rest. The Board of Health steps in and  forces us to take care of ourselves.  Something - has got to be done.* The  question is; what? To this there can be  only one answer. The town must be  supplied with a proper system of drainage for the installation of which nature  has done so much.  Down the main channels indicated  above properly constructed drains of  earthenware pipes must be laid." At their  lower extremities they must all empty  into one large sewer which will conduct  their contents away down to deep water  somewhere in the neighborhood of the  mouth of Cottonwood Creek.. To these  sewers it should be compulsory that  every house in the town connect itself.  -  Now at first sight this scheme may appear to be designed on too large a* scale  for our resources, but a little reflection  will show that this is not tbe case. There  are in the townsite .of "Nelson proper  some 2400 lots, of which the Government  still owns about 400. That*" leaves about  2000. Itis obvious that-an "assessment  of' say $10. a lot will provide a considerable sum of money. Its payment should  be distributed over a period of ten years.  One dollar a year per lot is a tax tbat no  one would feel. The Board of Health  has power to impose this tax, and it must  be remembered, not on the Government  townsite only, but on the Innes-Bichr.ids,  or any other addition. **It is cor tain that  tbe Board of Health will enforce some  alterations of the present-system. Is it  not wisest to take the bull by Lhe horns  and carry out the work completely p..id  at once? In default of a drainage .v-tam,  the Board of Health will most certainly  insist on the earth closet system, which  will be vfouud not only expensive, hut  ditlicnlt to carry out satisfactorily.  A personal canvass of the town will  be made by g.ntlemen appointed by  the Board of Health to obtain the  opinions of householders on this  matter, and should it be found, as v\ e  expect, that a. majority is in favour of  the���������scheme, -it_w!ill_be_pnfc_ir_handjat_  once.  DOMINION NEWS.  A young man, a German named Chas.  Frank, was found wounded at Gladstone,  near Winnipeg, and died from his wounds  It is said the lads father and two other  men aro implicated in the assualt.  Amos M.Adam, a young brakeman  employed on the Great Falls & Canada  railway, was killed at Stirling, a station  near Lethbridge. The deceased was  recently married and returned a few days  ago with.his wife from Ontaria.  Mrs. Nolan has been acquitted at  Windsor of the charge of mudering her  husband by the administration of Paris  green. The verdict is a popular one  there.  Constable Cruckshanks of the Northwest Mounted Police, nccidently shot  himself at Duck Lake.  Eev. Canon Newman of Loudon "is  dead., lie was a nephew of Cardinal  Newman.  NEWS OP THE PROVINCE.  Notice of Application for Crown Grant.  "ATTENDED."  TAKE NOTICE that T. J. Lendrum as  agent _or Alfred W. McCune and Hcr.ry  Gice.crich has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a Crown Grant in favor of  thc mineral claim "Attended" situate in the  Ainsworth Mining Division of "West Kootenay.  Adverso claimants, if any, must fllo their  objections * with me within 00 days from the  date of this publication in the British Columbia  Gazette.   N. FITZSTUBBS,  Government Agent.  Dated Nelson, B. C, July 29, 1S90.       (412,1,8,0)  ���������'ELLEN."  MPAKE NOTICE that T. J. Lcndrum as agent  L for John II, Fink, Joseph Strict. Earnest  Harrop and Lewis lt. Lindsay has filed tho  necessary papers and made application for a  Crown Grant in favour of' thc mineral claim  "Ellen," situated in tho Ainsworth Mining  Division of West Kootenay.  "Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within 66 days from the  date of this publication in thc British Columbia Gazette.  N. FITZSTUBBS.  Government Agent.  Dated at Nelson. B. C. July 29. 18S6.     []  "BUGABOO."  TAKE NOTICE that T. J. Lendrum, as  agent for Alfred *W, McCune and Henry  Giegrich, has filed thc necessary papers and  made application for a Crown Grant in favor  of tho mineral claim "Bugaboo," situated in  the. Ainsworth . Mining Division of West  Kootenay. t   ..    .,   .  Adverse claimants, if any, must file their  objections with me within 60 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.  N  INETY DAYS AFTER DATE, I, "VV. A.    itt, intend  to   apply   to  tho   Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works, for permission to purchase tho following described  tract of land, containing three hundred and  twenty acres more or less:���������Commencing at a  post marked "W. A. Jowett's N. K. corner  post," situate close to the cast bank of Slocan  ltiver about 14 miles from its mouth, running  thence south eighty chains, thence west forty  chains more or less to thc hank of the river,  thence north, following tho bank of the river  eighty chairs more or less to a point due west  of the point of commencement, thence east  forty chains more or less to point of commencement. " *  Dated thc eighteenth day of June, A. D. 1896.  (397   .  NOTICE.  A   SITTING OF THE COUNTY COURT  of Kootenay will be holden at S ANDON  on Thursday thc first day of October, 1896.  Nelson, B.C. T. H. GIFFIN,  September 4th, 1896. Registrar.  Tlie National Matte Smelter.  The road across Texada Island will be  .continued from the Iron Mine three miles  on to the Van Anda copper mine.  A company has been formed in London  with a capital of $500,000 to build"a ship  railway at Vancouver.  Ihe Vancouver by-law to exempt the  B. C. Iron Works from taxation for ten  years on the understanding that the coni-  oany expend S250,000 of additional cap>  til was defeated on a two-third, vote  owing to lack of iuterest. The vote was  very small. -   '  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 results, nnd 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 nnd simplest method of  gold and silver ore matting and concentrating  that is known to-day. ,,-,___  It requires no extraordinary .skill, no lead  ���������ores, no fluxing material, and n'o fuel of any  kind for the smelter after it is started, lhe  sulphur in thc ore is its natural fuel only, and  sits cost has no comparison with any other process of concentrating.  Wc are prepared to furnish any size or capa-  city. plant complete to substantial mining  people, set it up and furnish our men to run it  for them on easy payments. Prices- and specifications 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  CERTIFICATE OF ISIPKOTOMESTS.  L. 915 G, I. GOLDENDALE _ MINERAL  CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mining Division ok  Kootenav-Distkict. Where LocateP���������  On Toad Mountain Adjoining TnE Democrat Mineral Claim (L. 236. G. I.)  rpAKE NOTICE that I, John Hirsch, of  JL Nelson, as agent for Oliver Bordcau of  Rossland. B. C, Freo 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 befcrc the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  ���������- Dated this 5th day of July, 1896.  393-11.7.6 JOHN HIRSCH. .'  Certificate of Improvement*.  -'   ' CHURCK "NOTICES.  Sunday 20th September 1896V  Church of England. Morning  Services, 11 and Even Song, 7.30. Holy  Communion after Maltins.  Presbyterian Church. Services at  11 a. m. and 7.30 p. m.. .Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer.. meeting Thursday evening at 8 p. in. Christian  Endea.voi Society m.et.every Monday  evening at 8 o'clock.  Roman Catholic Church. Maps  at Nelson on first and last Sundays iu  the month. Sandon second Sunday,  and Kaslo third Sunday.  Methodist Church,  ���������VTOTICE. Muldoon Mineral Claim siluatc  J7N in the Nelson Mining Division of West  Kootenay District.   - * " "   J  Where located:���������about sevon miles west of  tho town of Nelson.        '  Take notice that I, A.S. Farwell acting as  agent for Michael C. Monaghan; * rce Miner s  Certificate No. 60327, intend, sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply.to thc Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for thc  purpose of-obtaining a Crown grant ot tho  above claim. '  And further take notico that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this 29th day of June, 1890.  .390_l-7-6 ���������"* . A.S.   FARWELL.  1. M. CAMPION, Secretary-Treasurer.  ���������* - -w*-  Telephone 310.  J. E.. W. MACFARLANE, Manager  Telephone 449  SOIK MANl'FA.Tl'KEl.S OF THE  Kendall Band Mill,  B. C. Shingle Machines,  Steam Log Hauling Machines,  Marion Steam Shovels,  Improved Winding Hoist,  River and Harbor Dredges,  king Ditching -Machine,  Wrecking Machines,  Ballast Unloading, Etc.  AUKV..FOR  Reeve's Wood Split Pulleys.  Cable Address:   "Cove"   .  CORNER ALEXANDER STREET AND  ������E_VEKAL    FOI.XIIEKS,     EN'ttlN-  EEUS,  KOII.EK  MAKERS,  and Manufacturers of  All. tl^IS   ������__   DMtlllAKI.)  Saw Mill f._d Marine Work a  Specialty.  AIL WOltK MIAKAKTEEIt  Keep in Stock a Full Supply of -"En  ginccrs'and Mill Supplies, liping  and Fittings,  Brass Goods,   -  Steam Fittings, Etc.  Kftiniitc.t fer Doilcrs m.d ti gincs  on application.  Mail   Orders   Rcceivo  Attention.  Prompt  Telephone 310.   P.O. Drawer 475  WESTMINSTER'AVENUE.  YA_N"OOU V_E__e,, _B. G.  All Agreements are taken subject to the approval of the Company at Vancouver, and are contingent upon strikes, accidents  and other delayB unavoidable, or beyond our control. (326)  CANADIAN PACIFIC EAILWAY  ^ ____ST__>  SOO   ���������PAOIFIO   IROTT TE.        u  Sliorte.t aufl Quickest Route to  . .  Pacilic Coast ai Eastern Points.  St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal;  St. Louis, Kansas City, Buffalo. New York.  _S,Jk._?__IS _?_=-__! I.O'WEST.  Greatest Variety of Rentes, Rail and Steamers.  Leaves Nelson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at. 10.00 o'clock, making  close connections with Transcontinental trains at Kevelstoke.,  Extra trains ���������will leave Kelson 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,  -Agent, Nelson,  H. KMACDONELL, GEO. McL. BROWN,  Trav. Frgt. and Pass, Act.. Nelson.      Dist Pass. Afrt.Vanconvei  Columbia and Western Railway Co.  Time Table In Effect June 2nd.  Train  No.  1  o  2  4  Leaves.  Rossland  '," Trail  Time,  7  A  M.  3  _.  P.  M.  5  P.  M.  8  A.  M.  Arrives.  Trail  Rossland  Time.  7545 a.m  4 I*. M.  5:45 p.m:  9 A. M.  All trains run Daily, on Pacific Standard time.  CONNECTIONS: Columbia and Kootenay Steam Nav,  Co.'s Boais, Spokane Falls and Northern Railway, via  Nortliport, Canadian Pacific Railway via Revelstoke*      ������  EAST  *   PAllWA'  WEST  THE   SURVEYOR'S^CHAIN^MADE^ IT  "���������    THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL    ROUTE.  It Is ������he Most Modern lu K-julinnent.  It In the HeavlcHKatled Une.  It ha������ 11 Hock-Ballast Kondbert.  II CrowieH No Sitntl WcMsrrls.  It in the Only Line Kuuuinsc  luxurious  Club Room Car*. "  It In Noted tot the Ourlc*. of It* EmpluycM.  It In the Only Une Serving Meals on Ihe  a la Carte Plan.      " -  Kaslo   & Slocan  Railway  TIME-CARD NO. I.  _.">  Going West.  Leave 9.00 a. m.  -��������� 8.3. a. in.  D.36 a. ni.  9.51 a, m.  "    10.03 a. in.  "    10.18 a. m.  '.'   10.30 a.'m.  "    10.39 a. m.  Arc.  10.50 a, in.  Daily.  Kaslo  South Fork  Sproule's  Whitewater  Bear Lake  McGu'Kiin  Bailey's  Junction  Snndon  Going K_st.  Arrive 3.50 p.m.  "      3.15 p.m.  2.15 p.m.  "     2.00 p.m.  1.48 p.m.  "     1.33 p.m.  "     1.21 p.m.  1.12 p.m  Leave  1.00 p.m  Subject to chnnge without notice,  -For.rates and  information   I'pplj   at th  Company's ofilccs.  ROBT. IRVING, R. W. BRYAN,  (2&0. Tiafflc Manager; Superintendent,  COLTJMBIA0&  KOOTENAY  STEAM    NAV.  CO..  (LIMITED o  TIME CARD No. 10  In   Effect   Jane 8th. 18M.  REYELSTOKK K<ltTK-_*lt>aaicr "Kakasp-  - Leaves Arrowhead for Nakusp Robson and  Trail Mondays, Wednesday_. and Fridays at  1 P. m.  Leaves Trail for Robson, Nakusp,  Arrow  head   and Canadian   Pacific Railway points  (vast- and west!   Tuesdays,   Thursdays-  and  Saturdays at 1.30 p.m.  Connection is made at Robson with C. & K  Ry. for Nelson iind Koolenay Lake points.  , NORTIirORT-TBAIIi   ROUTE  Steamer "lotion."  Leaves   Trail   for   Northport Daily except  Sunday, at 8 a. ni., returning to Trail same  evening.  Connects nt Nortliport with S. F. & N. Ry ,  for Spokane. <  XF.L*M������lV.|i...lO ROI!TE.-**S<r Kokanee."  ' Leaves Nelson for Kaslo Daily except Sun  days at 1:15 p.m. . .--_-<  Leaves Kaslo for Nelson Daily  except Sun  days at 5:30 a.m.  Saturday, Juno 20th und every 2r.d Saturday  following Steamer leaves Kaslo at 10 p. m., for  Bonners Ferry; Bcturning leaves Bonner's  Ferry Sunday at noon.  Spokane Falls &  Northern Rfy.  Nelson -& Fort  Corner Silica  Services at  11 a. ni. and 7.30 p. iu. Sabbath  School 2.80 p. in. Ftaver meeting  on Friday evening at8 o'clock.   .  and   Josephine  Streets.  "    "" 30  FERGUS MINERAL CLAIM.'!   *  Situate i>* the Ainswohth Mining Division    ok-   West   Kootenay    District^  Where Locateo:���������About One and One-  Half Miles North .ok the Town of  " Ainsworth.  TAKE NOTICE that I, A. _S. Farwell, acting as agent for Alfred J, Marks, Free  Miners Certificate No. 73'JOS, intend, sixty days  from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a, certificate of improvement'*,  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of  the above claim.  And further take notico that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  Dated this llth" day of July, 1836.  398-18-7-6 A. S. FARWELL.  LONG TOM MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate on Toah Mountain in The Nel  son Mining Division, "West  Kootenay  District.  TAKE NOTICE tbat I. Frank Fletcher  Agent for E. A. Powys Free Miners ccr-  Utfcuu No. 65011 andWm. J. "Lindsay Free  Miners Certificate No. C5024. intend sixty days  .if ter the date hereof to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a certificate of improvements  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant to'  the above claim.  Aud further take notice that action under  Section   ''7, must   be commenced before the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  FRA"NK FLETCHFR.  7th September, 1896. (130. 12 3 6)  - THROUGH   THE  GRANDEST * SCENERY  IN AME1UCA BY DAYLIGHT.  . Attractive' Tours (luting Season* of  Navigntion on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent 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  ���������. ti. DIXON, General Agent,0  ' Spokane, M'a.b.  F. f. WHITNEY, ti. F. A T. A.,  [351] St. Paul, Minn,  Til S. S. WERONA"  . Will make round trips on  _DAIL"_T  ���������'.     (Except Sundays.)   BETWEEN   Sheppard R'y.  All Rail lo Jp|aiB, M  ONLY ROUTE TO TRAIL cpK-AND.  Mineral District of the Colville Reservation  Nelson,- Kaslo, Kootenay Lake _ Slocan Points.  Daily. (Except Sunday) Between Spokane  and .Nelson*  The right is reserved to change this schedule  at any time without notice.  For tickets, rates, etc., apply" at Company's  ollice, Nelson.  T. ALLAN,  Secretary.  J..W. TROUP,  Manager  N  0RTHERN  ���������PA&.F.C~RYt  RUNS-  Pullman Sleeping Cars  YElegant Dining Cars  Tourist Sleeping Cars  Leave 8.40 a.m. NELSON Arrive 500 p-m.  "    7.00a.m.SPOKANE   "   6.15pm.  Passengers for Trail Creek mines cod  neqtnt 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. *   .."    "   ���������   * ���������  Pilot Bay and Sanca  .. {Granite' Creek)  CalziIkg at Da*vie and j__v_ Point on  the eoute-  Leave Pilot Bay 9-30 A. M.   Arrives at  "Sanca 12 noon  Returning, Leave Sanca 1:30 P. M.   Ar.  Pilot Bay 4__30 p. M.  E. PRESTON, Master.    D. 6. KURTZ, Purser.  TIB Nelson  Steam Miptioa Co.  STR- CITY OF  Ainsworth  In connection with the present sail-,  ings will make regular trips to  SANCA  Commencing on or before Mondav,  July 27th.       .    ���������  Leaving Kaslo on Monday. Wednesday and Friday at 8:00 a. m.  Leaving Nelson on Tu.sday, Thursday and Saturday at 8:00 a. in.  TO  /ST. PAH*  -niNXKArous  IHIM'TH  FAttliO  GltANU   FOEIM  CKOOKSTON -  ilKLKNA nnd   .  WHITE  .  THROUGH   TICKETS  -TO-  CHICAGO  WASHIM'TON  PHILADELPHIA  NEW YOltK  BOSTON and all  Point* East,  West and South.  *  For information,.time cards, maps and tickets  ���������   call on or write  F. D. GIBBS,   .  General Agent, Spokane, Waih  or .   . "   A. D. CHARLTON  Asst. Gtnl. Pass. Agent Portland, Oregon  S. S. Alberta  The right is reserved to change this  schedule at any time without notice.  _o_  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.  Close lonnecticn is thus made between Lake  points and all outgoing and incoming trains of  the C. P. R. at Nelson.  The steamer is newly equipped in every par  ticular, is lit throughout hy  electricity, and  eonUunsbathroomarid aUmodern conveniences-  for the comfort of passengers.  The above schedule is in effect 1st of April,.  18SS subject to change.  JAS. WAXJGH GEO. F. HAYWARD  ';i P___er.3_ Master


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