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 \'-.Vr> ���������  Whole Number 370.  Nelson, British. Columbia, Saturday,  Sept. 25, 1897.  Price Five Cents  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF    INTEREST, IN  ABOUND NELSON.  AND  llrlef  Mention    of   Happening*   In  District   During   lite   Past  Seven   Days.  tbe  Jndge W. Spinks of Vernon is a guest  at the Phair.  A. F. McCulley, of Kamloops, is stopping at the Nelson..  James Anderson of Rossland was in  Nelson Wednesday.  There will.be no services in the Eugr  lish Church, lommorrow.  [ t^>T.". Maytfe Daly of Rossland was a vis-  itbrito, JJelson during tho week.  " .:iyY~-/^  F!^HE; McArdle, a prominent mining  B^D.from Omaha is n visitor in Nelson.  "Mr. and Mrs. Broughom will sing at  the Catholic church at 10 a. m. and 7:30  p. m. next Sunday. \  A. St A. Jewell, of Loudon, is a guest  at the Nelson. He is said to be looking  for good mining properties.  Landlord E. E. Phair of Nelson's  noted Hotel Phair, visited in Rossland  Wednesday and Thursday.  J. E. Poupore/of Nakusp, one of .the  contractors on the Slocan river branch  of the C. P. KI was in the city Thursday.  Alderman John j. Malone . and Miss  Lydia R. Bennett were married oa Wednesday of last week, Rev. j. Morden,  officiating.  J. Morrisb, of London, England, representing the mining company in which  Sir Charles Tapper in interested, is stopping at the Phair.  M. Sweetnam of Toronto,  chief  Post-  " office inspector and E.: H.. Fletcher  of  Victoria,   Postofiice ������������������ inspector  for  the  . pro vie ce tire guefitsat the Phair.  ^������,.^;Fiu)an^ofVan  Lweighte.and measiires,"maie'his'"appears  , ancein Nelson; this week and tested all  scales and.measures used by the merchants.  The Slocan Pioneer has changed  hands and is now owned and controlled by Butler & Kearns. The former proprietor, J. C. McFadden, has  sought new fields..  Work ba the provincial jail is progressing t rapidly aud a large force of men is  beiDg employed." The stone foundation  is in and the building will be completed  as rapidly as possible.  Mrs. H. Chapraati; wife of the late engineer of the steamer Kokanee, who went  . with C. Wrigbt'to the .Klondyke,  ia in  schedule would be but if the time could  be justified with the main line time, it  was possible that a round trip from  Nelson to the Slocan and return,  might be accomplished in the same  day. When this line starts in operation, time will probably be so justified  that close connections will be made at  Nakusp.  Engineer Perry in discussing thc  Salmon river branch, said that eight  miles of rails had been laid, ballasted  and lined up and the work was progressing, at the rate of about half a  mile per day. The grading and all  contract work will be finished by the  end of the month and the road will,  beyond question of a doubt, be in  operation the first week in November.  Mr. W. H. Armstrong has just returned from the grade of the Crow's  Nest Pass road and states that track  laying is being vigorously pushed from  McLeod westward. Probably 100  miles of road has been completed up to  date. Mr. Armstrong states that Mr.  J. Haney, in charge of .the Crow's  Nest construction left McLeod at 8  o'clock last Monday morning in company with the deputy minister of  canals and. railroads and the deputy  minister of justice and they are expected to arrive in Nelson this afternoon.  WAS CONTRARY TO LAW.  IMPORTANT LEGAL DECISION  MR. JUSTICE DRAKE.  BY  Directors   of  Foreign   Companies  limited in  Their Powers iu  ltrltlsk Columbia.  Last Chance ttroup.  J. W. Wilson, Esq., of London, Eng.,  father ��������� of the Wilson Bros, of this  town and owner of the "Last Chance"  group on Toad mountain arrived in  Nelson this week and is staying for  the present at the Royal. He went up  to look at his prospects last Wednesday, returning next day, and. expressed  himself greatly pleased with British-  Columbia in general and with the  <appearance of and work done on the  claims. Snow now -being expected  any"day it is probable (more than full  assessment having been done this sum-,  mer)' that the work on the property  will.shovtly terminate for this season,  sufficient ore-having been extracted  for a smelting test.  / A tunnel is being run to tap,the ledge  at a depth of about 30 feet and .work  will be continued until the property is  proven. The ledge of Lhe Last Chance  shows a -width of- two,, and one-half  feet on" "the "sui'faetTar.d' assays gij.re ~a  result of $25 jn copper and gold. .Three  tunnels" have been run on the group  and a number of cuts have been made  on the surface. The property" is situated just southwest of Cottonwood  lake and comprises the Last Chance,  Huron and Emily..       **  the hospital at Spokaue,   suffering from  nn attack of typhoid fever.  Hector McRae of the Australian-  Canadian-Tell iii'iuni Mining, Smelting  and Development Company, limited,  has been in Rossland this week in the  interests of his company.  ��������� -  In the case of the Nelson Saw Mill  company the motion to appoint an  official liquidator was_adjourned until  Monday September 27, The appointment couldrnot be , made because the  books of the company had not been  deposited with the registrar.  o  Setter Contract Signed.  The contract for sewer construction  "was yesterday awarded to Newlings & Co  for 8151L and work is to be commenced  next Monday. Mr. Newling has had  many years experience in railroad construction and for several years was under  the late Thomas Andrew Walker, the  eminent-English���������contractor--who���������constructed the Severn tunnel the' inner  circle - of''the railway from Mansion  House to the Tower of London. lie also  superintended the construction of sewers,  which cost $40,000, iu the ancient town  of Lincolu and was on the city staff in  the construction of the Victoria sewers.  Mr. A. "Walkly will superintend the work  of excavating ai.d Mr. James Blackwood  tbe work of pipe laying.  Last Saturday afternoon Mr. J uatice  Drake handed down .a decision in the  case of It. T. Daniels vs. the Gold Hilj  Miuing company that is of great interest  to every foreign corporation doing business ia British Columbia. It covers a  legal point that may affect msiny companies and to an extent protects stockholders in foreign companies whoseprop-  erties are under the jurisdiction of British Columbia courts.  The action was brought to set aside a  conveyance by the directors to E.' J.  Doneen, a brother of one of the directors,  on the ground that it was made fraudulently, without lawful authority, 'without-  adequate consideration and with" iutent  lo defraud the creditors and shareholders  of the company. The transfer .involved  the Gold Hill mineral claim at Rossland  and was made in ' Washington in pursuance of powers given to the direcbiM  under the statutes of the state of Washington which gives to directors of a company all the power of a corporation: - It  was registered here a.s a foreign company  but tbe British Columbia statutes' direct  that properly of a corporation can only'  be sold by resolution passed at a general  special meetiug ofthe stockholders.representing at least two-thirds iu value of the  paid up capital stock ot thc corporation,  which meeting shall he held .in the province. The property id question sold' for  $1250 at a meeting of the directors held  iu the state of Washington and testimony iutrodueed went to show .that .the'  actual market value on tho property wai������'  about $5000.        '        '  In passing upon the matter Mr. Justice  Drake came to the conclusion that' the  price paid was inadequate, so much so,,  as to show.a .collusive arraugemeiit be-'  tween the directors audtDoueen to :bene-'  ill. the latter ot the/expense of"ihe shareholders. Io view of the fact that the'  British Columbia statutes had not been  followed he- sot aside the conveyance,  giving the plaintiff judgment for costs  and ordering the conveyance to be delivered for cancellation.  Notice of appeal was given.  bad and four: of our pack horses have  gone over them during the lastmonth.  One rolled over and was killed,  Another slid down a distance of 100  feet without being hurt bub we had to  cut a trail to get her out. Two others  loaded with ore sacks rolled over and  over down the mountain aud came up  smiling.  "We have beeu doing a good deal of  work on the Bonton mine in the Jackson  basir. A winze at a dep*h cf 50 feet  shows much black gaugo which assays  from 200 to 300 ounces in silver. There  is not a great amount of mineral iu sight  but it is expected to come in buuehes  wheu more work is done. We have also  been doing some work south of the town  of Fairview iu tho Okanogan district.  They are in Kreuger mountain and - are  recordpd as thc Divide . aud Chickamiu.  They, contain free milling gold and. bid  fair to make gocd properties.  '���������'We.nre straightening out. the east  side of,the Kettle river road in' Washing-  top" continued Capt. Adams, "at present  it has six fords that, are practically impassible duriug many'months of the year.  IhjgMidway company is doingtbe work  ill make a level drive through the  He reservation and do away with the  climb over the Boundary mountains.  The discoveries at Eureka, Torato and  Meyers creeks are attracting the attention of railroads aud the Spokane Falls  h Northern, the Great Northern aud the  Washington Centralhave surveys out with  the intention of tapping this district near  the boundary line. Heinze's surveyors  are also in the field,;and no doubt will  connect with the C. & W. next year."  AN END TO DARKNESS.  NELSON    ELECTRIC    LIGHT   CO.'S  PROPOSITION ACCEPTED.  Jutlice   Forin Objects to the Shucks That  Make linker Street Unsightly.  Council Hatters.  DAMAGES AWAEDED.  A LARGE NUGGEL  0. P."M. CONSTRUCTION.  Kelson Will  Have Hired  Kail Column"I-  ciitlon trllli Kossland.  Mr. R. Marpole, general superintendent of the Pacific division of the C.  P.'R., accompanied by Mr. CE. Perry,  the company's resident engineer, arrived from Rossland Thursday night  on his way to the main line. The trip  to_ Rossland was to arrange for the  running of C. P." R. trains into that  city at an early date and Mr. H- J.  Cambie," chief engineer of the division,  ,was left there to complete the survey.  The question of terminal grounds was  looked into and Mr. Marpole in discussing the subject with a representative of Tnii Miner, said:  "We will have a direct rail communication'with Rossland at the earliest  possible date and our trip there was to  look into the matter.   At present I  can only say that our company  has  Seven-Mile Creek.  .There is considerable activity in thc  mines on Seven-Mile creek or Duhamcl  creek atthe present time.- The Alpine  group has a number of men employed  and they are pushing development  work vigorously. The Black Diamond  and Lucky "George are among the  shippers.  Messrs. Lemon & Watterman have  several properties under development  as well as Mr. Selous. Some of the  properties showing development are  the Ray of Hope group, the "Swiss"  and "O. K." which make good showings. All are gold.- and free milling  propositions. The boats arc hooked  to stop regularly at this point.  It Was Recently Taken  From Forty-Xine  Mile Creek.  The dream of Mr. McVicar of the Nelson Hydraulic company, that-his year's  clean up on Forty-Nine Mile creek will  largely^ recompense .him for' his .'work,  seems in a fair way to be realized if there  be any truth iu the maxim that "coming  events cast their shadows before." -The  shadow in this case.was a very substantial one and was in the form of a nugget  weighing nine ounces, which ^was sold to  a resident of Nelson for $180.  The men are still engaged in the clean  up. and every indication points to the  fact that the yield' of gold will be far in  excess of any of the previous clean up.������.  The widening out of the creek bed into a  basin served as a natural repository for  the gold and the outlook for next season  is very good. '    ���������  THE ADAMS GROUP.  determined to make satisfactory traffic  arrangements with Rossland. I am  not prepared to say how that will be  accomplished,, but our visit must not  be construed many way as an intention to do the Columbia & Western  railway or Mi'. Heinze an injustice. It  may be that the Columbia & Western  roadbed will be' used and it is possible  that we may have to build our own  line."-  In speaking of the Slocan branch  Mr. Marpole said that he hoped to see  it in operation by November 1. He was  not prepared to say what the running  Midway Progress.  At the towD of Midway, three miles of  ditch and flume have been put in this  summer- and 300 acres of ground put  underwater. It is the intention of the  townsite company to sell the land off in  small holdings Tor market gardeus. It is  reported that four railroads are headed  for Midway, - and thf re is ta'.k of establishing smelters there.  Au Orderly Town.  Nelson has been unusually orderly for  the past two weeks and it looks as if an  efficient police force had rid the town of  the criminal element. Police Magistrate  Crease has not had a case before him  since September 13th.  A Fine Showing:.  A Valuable Slocan Property That is Looking Well.  Capt. Robert C. Adams, of Sandon,  who was president of the general mining ^association for the province of  Quebec in 1S90, is a guest at the Phair.  He is largely interested in mining  properties throughout the district,  particularly the Mt. Adams group  above Sandon. Speaking of his interests to a representative of The Mixeii  yesterday, he said: -  "The Mt. Adams group "has a large  surface" showing in a precipice that lias  been .practically impossible to work  except for two months in the year.  We have started, in an 800-foot tunnel  to avoid snow slides and struck the  vein at a distance of SO feet. We are  in now about 200 feet and have drifted  over 100 feet on the vein. " The last 20  feet we bave had a^oaystreak on the  foot wall froiiKJ^i'nicheJsstp two feet in  width, and i'or the last ten feet have  had a six-inch paystreak" on the hanging wall. The former yields 75 ounces  and tho latter 104 ounces in silver.  The average, I presume, would  about 100 ounces,  The Hull .Hines Company Must Pay $1,000  For an Eye.  '��������� The jury, in the case of Samuel L.  Mobre vs. the Hall mines, Ltd.. last  Thursday evening brought in a verdict  for-fthe plaintiff for $1,000 damages  anil.costs. Points of law in non-suit  have .been reserved for argument and  wilfcbe disposed of before judgment is  entered. -The questions given to the  jury, together with. the answers returned, were as follows: ���������  ��������� Q���������- -Who .was^the. person to whose  o.rdf-r's or directions;-.theivplaiutitt" was  bound to conform?  '"_ ��������� ,".1":"', "���������'.  ;: A.,���������Clarence Edwards.-^"r^--"'/'- - ������������������*  Q.���������Did Clarence JMwarjjy*^ Jv, "or  ought he as ,a prudent man to have  known that .there was unexploded  powder at thc place where the plaintiff  was working? t -  A. ���������Yes, according to the evidence,  he should. =  Q.���������Was Clarence Edwards guilty of  negligence?  A.���������Yes.  Q.���������In what did the negligence consist?     . .     '  A.��������� For-not examining the ground  after the explosion.  ��������� The story as told from the witness  "bo3rwas~to_th^M'^t"thatii"iiirahuary,"  1S07, Moore .was working for the company, and on January 13 the shift  boss told him to go down into the  mine and assist a man named Clarence  Edwards. Nine holes had been loaded  and shot ..and Moore and Edwards  went down to clean up. The former  asked Edwards what he should do and  the latter told him to pick the rock  that-had been thrown-out-by the  blast. Moore obeyed the instructions  and struck at the rock pile with his  pick. A fierce explosion followed  which tore out one of Moore's eyes  and. laid him up in the hospital i'or one  month. In March he went to work  once more for the company and .-while  engaged on a wood pile, was found  asleep. This resulted in his discharge.  The whole caseseemed to depend upon  the question as to whether the company was legally responsible for orders  given by Edwards.  Successful Operation.  Mr. Robert Hedley's administration of  affairs at the Hall miues smelter, as  superintendent, seems to be remarkably  successful. It is stated that the blast  furnace under his direction, oue day  last week, treated 272 tons and is averaging betweeu 230 and 250 tons daily. This  cannot be verified by the management,  as tli'ey are averse to going-into detail in  the matter, and will say nothing further  thau tLiat everything is mniiiiig smoothly.  The new elevator buildiug is nearly completed and both it'and the new railroad  track to the reveiberatory room will be  ia woikiug order by the first of the  month.  At the meeting of the city council last  Monday evening, the absentees were  Aldermen Fletcher and Malone.  The committee on fiuauce reported  back the proposition of the Nelson Electric Light company and recommended  that it be accepted, provided that the  company will agree to dispose of its  plant, franchises, etc., to the city within  a period of one year at a price not to exceed $40,000.  Mayor Houston stated that if a contract were entered into it should be done  as soon as possible so as to allow the  compauy to get the necessary supplies.  He said that it'would take at least thirty-  days to get them from the east and on-  other two weeks to install the system.  The report of the committee was accepted.  A communication was received from  Government Agent O. G. Dennis stating  that the government had no intention of  refundiug any license mouey collected  either iu Nelson or Rossland. He stated  that the proportion of tax money' would  be paid as soon as he could hear from  Victoria.   ,  A communication was received fiom  Lapoint & Farley asking what action had  been taken in relation to the crossing at  Ward and Vernon streets, petitioned for  some time ago.  A petition was received from T. Mad-f  sen and other lease holders ou Baker  street between Ward and Joseohine, asking tbat the sidewalk on tbat block be  raised to grade*  Bills to the amount of 851.50 were  audited and ordered paid.  A letter from Judge J. A. Forin created  somewhat of a discussion. The writer  called the attention of the council to the  fact 'that a number of shacks, occupied  the thoroughfare at the east end.of -Baker' street, and also on- the .alley between  Cedar 'and' -Hendryx Btreets. ; Judge  Forin stated that he was spending thousands of dollars on .his property in that  vicinity and he did not think it unreasonable for him to request the removal of  shacks from the public streets. He  stated that ho had commenced an action  in court but'had caused a stay of proceedings pending action by the council.  Should the city refuse to take action in  the matter, the costs of the case would  be taxed against the corporation.  . Mayor Houston stated that Judge  Forin had > peisonally approached the  squatters and ordered them oil and they  did not .like to be ordered by anyone  without authority. The mayor thought  the Judge- was exceeding his authority  and usurping the powers of tbe city  council. He had a .talk with Judge  Fo'iin and gave him to" understand his  vie we'upon the subject.  Alderman Daw thought that the meD  should be ordeied to move forthwith,  not only from Baker street but from all  other streets aud alley ways in the city.  He did uot believe it right to permit a  man to build a shack iu -the street in  front of any man's property.  After pome further discussion the chief  of police was instructed to notify the  people having'shacks or dwelling places  ou street?, to vacate them by November 1.  Contractors llragg & Co. failed to comply with the conditions of the sewer construction contract, by depositing a certified check for 25 per ceut. of Ihe bid aud  it was decided to take tbe next lowest  bidder who would comply with the conditions.  Adjourned until Wednesday at 3 p. m.  Slocan branch of the C. P. R. is completed next month, it will still further  bring Nelson in touch with the great  Slocan country and allow a continuous  travel during the winter months without fear of delay   on   account  of   ice ���������  which has   in   the   past   occasionally  created difficulty.   One of the wants  of Nelson is   a   high   school   and   we  trust that some of our educationalists  will take matter  up   and   see   if   the  government cannot be induced to establish one.    Since the incorporation  of Nelson, the city council has by t the  building of  sidewalks   iind  improvement of streets, assisted to some extent in making the city more homelike.  With improved   water  facilities  and  better drainage it will be one of the  healthiest places to be found in this or  any other country.   The brick blocks  and large frame   buildings   going, up  are all required   and   none  of   those  erected are in search   of   tenants,   on  thc contrary   the   owners .have   frequently several applicants for the same  store or office.     Notwithstanding the  the general   prosperous   condition   of  Nelson we think it well to warn working men not to come here, this winter  as there are now enough already to do  all   work   required.     The   future   of  Nelson is f urthur assured by the large ���������  number  of . development  companies,  such as the Hall Mines Syndicate^ the  London and   British   Columbia   Gold  Fields,   The   British   Canadian   Gold  Fields, the Canadian Pacific Exploration Co. and  many   other   companies  with large capital which  are developing claims in this immediate neighborhood.    The  fact that  it   will   be   the  divisional    terminus   of   the    Crow's  Nest road, the terminus., of the' Bedlington &" Nelson   railroad   and   that  Smelters will be erected within a few  miles during the next twelve months,  will prove conclusively that the present growth of Nelson is   thoroughly  warranted by its future prospects.  THE NfcW REGISTRAR  (lie  A Popular Younz Man Appointed to  0.     ������        ontcc.  Edward T. II. Simpkins has been  appointed by the Lieutenant;Gov'ernor  to fill the office of deputy registrar,  ma<Je. vacant .'by. the ..resignation of  Mr. T. H'/ Giffin. The appointment  appears in the last B. C. Gazette, and"  the duties which Mr. Simplcins will be  required to perform will be those of  the deputy district registrar of tlie  supreme court of the Victoria judicial  district; also deputy registrar of the  county court of Kootenay and. also  deputy clerk of the peace .for the comity, court district of Kootenay.  For the past six months or "more  Mr. Simpkins has been acting deputy  registrar.jduring the six months leave  of absence grauted to Mr. Giffirt. The  latter who has heen steadily in ������the  employ of the government for 25 years,  returned recently, but finding his  "lieal tlrwbiild"not-periui't-irinf"t"oT:er"  sunie his old duties, he tendered his  resignation and will probably take up  his residence in Ontario. Mr. Simpkins is well fitted to discharge the duties devolving,upon him, as he has been  studying law for the last six years.  He was born at St. Thomas, Out., in  1873, and has been a resident of Biitish o  Columbia for the past ten years. Ilis  residence in Nelson dates back to.  March, 1800. ".  A BRIEF MEETING.  .Maps  or   Ihe Country. -'  R. S. McConnell of Ottawa,  in  charge  of the Dominion   geological   and   topo-  presiimc,   would   he j graphical survey  states   that' the   wor'  These veins contain j from slocan to the  boundarv   and  Growth   of .%'elson.  Some of the chronic croakers one  meets arc exciting themselves over  the fact that Nelson is having a boom  ''and are shedding crocodile tears in bemoaning its future collapse. These  same people were to be found prophesying in Rossland, Kaslo and other  points in days gone by. Rossland and  Kaslo had what might be called a  boom but those towns are today in a  position of undoubted stability. Nelson, we are thankful to say, bas had  no boom and certainly does not want  one. Its present growth is the result  of its increased business which is  daily gaining in volume as is shown  by the large amount of freight received and forwarded; the heavy cus-  from ��������� toms recipts and the large  numl>er of  hu: "  solid galena and carbonates. .We are : pl03Sland to Kootenav Lake will be fiu. j wholt-sale snid retail  business houses  now  shipping the first carload of ore ;iahej durin-the month of October, when : continually established. Nelson is now  (luolloii or Sewer  Construction  was   I ii-  ������ler  Discussion.  At the meeting ofthe City Council last  Wednesday afternoon tho absentees woro  Aldermen Dow, Fletcher amlTeefzcl. ���������  Mayor lloustou reported that in regard  to the sewer contract, that the lowest  contractor was ont of towu aud that it  was not known   when he .would return.  Mr. Newling would be in town on tho  following morning aud would probably  have a certified check of 25 per cent, .of  his bid ready. -  There seemed lo be some question as to  whether the lowest bidders could finish the  contract at the price named aud pay $2.50  per day for labor. Engineer McCulloch  staled tbat it cost 'JO cents per foot down  east to do the same work and wages were  there $1.25 per day.  Bragg k Co., hrd put in a lump sum  bid for the Neisou work which wheu  figured out amounted to about 37 cents  per foot.  Engiueer McCulloch submitted a p]������n  showiug grades for the water pipes. No  action was taken.  Adjourned uutil Monday night.  Grant smelter and  s of the  j.jjl ! known through thelerigth and breadth  The Water Sjstem.  Work on the ilume and reservoir of  the new water works is progressing  steadily. The material for the fiume has  been distributed along the railroad trcck  and the reservoir is being puddled. Excavation upou (lie distribution system  will be eotumerjced as soon as the Ts for  expected  mpleted  -������r*Sl -.  tlie Ruth mine was over S1C0,  are now working.    The trails are very   will probably be published iu December,   reached in a few hours and  when  the ; oq the road. ���i.��*w*t<^��-it* ,r*��*_-<jii.~f,.,'A
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THE MINER NELSON, B. C��� SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 1897.
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OUR INTERVIEAV.
Mr. Cotton but also involving other
members of the opposition. AVe are
glad that the visits of the politicians
to the Kootenay country afford some
enlightenment to the coast papers.
Bring on some more politicians and
we will be glad to interview, them, and
assist them to shed more light on subjects of general interest.
THAT BROKEN PLEDGE.
The coast press are still speculating
as to the probability of George Bohun
Martin living up to his-agreement to
resign his seat in the local house provided he found the " influence'' so
great that he could be brought to favor
Rithet's railroad scheme.
A man who proudly boasts that he
will mortgage his farm for $10,000 and
spend it all to keep his seat in-the
house���and Martin makes that boast���
evidently has no intention of resigning
any political benefits be may at present enjoy.
THE  "HISTORY OF NELSON".
The coast papers are much exercised
over a statement made by Tjie Miner
that Mr. Cotton had given a pledge
not to join any coalition with the Turner government. The Victoria Times,
in commenting on the matter says:
AVe copy from the Nelson Miner
of the llth inst. the report of an interview with Mr.  Maxwell   and Mayor
Templeton, who   with   several other
Vancouver gentlemen have been touring Kootenay for a couple of weeks on
a semi-political mission.   One of the
statements made by Mayor Templeton
will arrest attention .and will no doubt
call for further explanation.   Mr. Templeton is reported to have said, in reply to an enquiry, about the truth of
the report that Mr. Cotton was going
! to join the cabinet:   "Mr. Cotton could
not be elected in Vancouver again, and
he is under a written promise,- which
is iii niy possession, that he will not
go into coalition with the present government without the  consent   of   the
party."   Assuming that Mr. Templeton has been correctly reported, representatives in the Legislature who have
been associated in Opposition with the
member for Vancouver must feel that
they have occupied a humiliating position.     Or,   were    they   "the   party"
whose consent was to be obtained  before Mr.  Cotton could coalesce with
the Turner Government?   Tf so, they
were.cognizant ofthe pledge,  the existence of which would indicate a suspicion that the member for.Vancouver
had i\X one time entertained the - idea
of going over to the Government.     In
"view of recent utterances of the Colonist, which were understood to" hint at
���a-juiodus-vivendi-between-Mr.-^Gottoir
ahd  the   Government,   the 'startling
statement bp the Mayor of Vancouver
will deepen the interest in the political   game.   Necessarily, ��� Mr.   Cotton
will be expected to explain why such
a pledge was exacted from him."     -   ���
The Vancouver. AVorld of   the   16th
says:    v.
"AVe have asked Mr. Cotton; in as
polite" terms as could be usedo in connection with such a questionable
transaction, to explain, for his own
sake, the character of this alleged
pledge and tbe circumstances surrounding it but he is dumb." ���
Referring to it bthe Colonist says:
"AVe should like to see a copy of that
document, aiid would like to know its
date. "The date might cast light upon
some things which now" seem a .little
obscure. Cannot Mr. Templeton take
the public a little furthur into his confidence on this interesting subject?- It
is uot so common a thing for a party
to tie one of its members up by a
written promise that there will not be'
some curiosity to'know .when it was
made, why it was made and what the
consideration was. All. we know now.
is that Mr. Templeton holds a sort of
option upon Mr. Cotton." In another
paragraph it concludes: "We have no
wish to interfere in so pretty a family
quarrel, bub we can. assure the Times
that the Colonist did not intend to
.hint at any 'modus vivendi between
Mr. Cotton and the Government,' for
to thebest of bur knowledge no such
modus vivendi existed." It is a pretty
kettle of fish all around."
It will be noticed that tbe Times
says "assuming that theinterviewwas
correctly reported.'* We wish to assure the Times what-it no doubt
by this time knows, that the interview
was correctly reported, as shown by
the fact that it bas not been contradicted from any quarter. It seems
surprising that the coast papers should
not know of these pledges when it is a
matter of common knowledge at this
distant point.   Not only in regard to
The opening chapter of a "History
of Nelson," that has been published in
the MiN-Eii has not given universal satisfaction to the citizens of Nelson. It
is claimed that many points made by
the historian are not historically correct, and such is possibly the case.
The Minkk does not vouch for thecor-
rectnessof thc article���we simply publish a portion of it as an advance notice of the work.
No history of Nelson has yet been
produced. It is necessary to make a
start in this line,'and the article in
question will do as well as another.
Criticism is desirable, that the objectionable features and incorrect dates
and names may be eliminated, and'the
result be an absolutely correct history
of our city..
The gentlemen who are engaged in
the production of this work have
only the best of intentions in the matter. Not being familiar with the history of Nelson they have employed
one of our citizens to write it. No
doubt he will be glad to stand corrected on any point at which his
knowledge may be at fault. The Miner
will be glad to publish any honest
criticism of the history of Nelson that
may come to this office,
A.
L.
Instead of wasting several columns
of space���valuable or not���in eulogy of
himself, Mr. Cotton might tell an expectant public if he gave a promise in
writing, which Mr. Templeton holds,
that he would not join a coalition gov-
ernnient���unless the,, party consented,
and why he put his name to such a
declaration. Meantime we have the
Mayor's statement that Mr. Cotton's
re-election is an . impossibility. Put
two and two together���and there you
are.���Vancouver World.
With Our Exchanges.
BUSINESS IS BUSINESS,    o
. C. E. Race, of the Nelson Miner, has
been hired to edit the Eossland Miner,
which was lately bought, presumably in
the interest of Mr. Heinze and the government, from its former owners. The
work of pulling down what the paper
and its new editor have been, uutil recently, building up, will not, possibly, be
congenial employment, but there will be
lots of amusement in it for the spectators.���Victoria Times.
THE VICTOKS ANI) THE SPOILS.
A writer in tlfe Province (Falk-AVar-
ren, Col. late R. A.) has been studying
that most interesting of books, the public
accounts," and has ascertained that thc
sums paid to different newspapers and
printing establishments by the provincial
government were as follows:        .
The Colonist  .'".; .$6,129
The AVorld  iAU
Vernon News      531
Free Press      -liM
Columbian ;.  , -134
Inland Sentinel- " 228
News Advertiser      192
Nanaimo Mail       83
Times P. & P. Co'. '       59
The year is .not stated, but we believe
it refers to the last fiscal year. The
Colonist, it will be seen, had six thousand one hundred and twenty-nine reasons for swearing that black was white,
while it could<'pn]y have one for swearing the reverse.���Arictoria Times.
what's in a name! 0
AVe heartily endorse the suggestion of
the Victoria Times that a law should be
passed by the legislature prohibiting the
use of official names in private advertisements, particularly in those seeking
to allure dollars from the pockets of a
gullible public for the purpose of stock in
paper mining schemes. AVe alluded to
the fact some time ago that. Premier
Turner and President of the Council
Pooley were using their offices to boom
Clondyke mining schemes in London.
The harm' this sort of thing is doing to
British Columbia is well exemplified by
the following comments of a London
newspaper upon the company in which
Messrs. Turner and Pooley figure as
directors: "This venture is catch-penny,
if not impudent at the outset. * * *
To us over here the Hon. J. H. Turner
is of no more importance or better
known than the chairman of the Brixton vestry; the Hon. C. E. Pooley, Q. B- <J-
C, may beon a par with the ordinary
barrister guinea-pig over here. * * *
This mode of inducing subscriptions can
add little to the fame of the premier
and president of the executive council of
British Columbia. * * * On tbe contrary it is likely to bring them into disrepute in a country wheie their fame
is so far unknown." Not only will this
method of advertising not'add to the
fame of Premier Turner and President,
of the Council Pooley, but it will do
a very great deal towards lowering tbe
credit of this province in England; What
do Turner and Pooley know about the
Clondyke? It is doubtful if either of
them could spell tbe name correctly, and
yet we find them lending their official
titles to boosting speculative mining
schemes iu that comparatively unknown
region. Messrs. Turner and Pooley, in
their private capacities, are free to act
as thty like, but they have not the
slightest justification for peddling
arouud their official titles lo company
promoters. It would be interesting to
know what price is paid for the nss of a
colonial premier's name.on n miuing
prospectus.���Kamloops Sentinel.
THE BOUNDARY RAILWAY.
There appears to be no doubt in tbe
minds of the people of Kootenay and
South Yale that the development of
Southeastern British Columbia is seriously and unnecessarily retarded by the
failure of the dominion governmeut to
pass legislation at the last session of
parliament that would have provided for
the cou-traction of a railway from the
Columbia river to the boundary country.
During the past year the mineral
deposits, ranging from the western limit
of tbe Rossland camp to the Okauogan
river, have been proved vast, but so long
as the district is without adequate transportation facilities tbey can never be
considered other than almost valueless.
The character and grade of boundary ores
do not admit of other than smelter treatment as near to the mines as is conveniently possible, and it is generally considered by those at all familiar with the
situation that some point on the Columbia river between -Robson arid Sayward
is the most advantageous spot during
the earlier development of the country
through which the Robson-Pentictou
railway would pass.
AVhen we say thift a railway to the
boundary country affeefs the southeastern portion of the province, the , state-
meut,-.!? made in the undoubted, belief
tba\"'^~i highly economical system of
smelting will not exist in Kootenay until
the product of our mines is so dressed
and proportioned in the processJof reduction that the various ores flux one
another.
The Miner simply voices public seoti-
nieut from the coast to the Rocky mountains when it emphatically protests
against further unnecessary delay on the
part of the federal government in
arraijgiug the details for a railway
to Penticton. There must be an end to
the disgraceful and intolerable interference of irresponsible charter-mongers,
ami tlie-meh^who'meanhTisihess'and"are
capable of constructing the road with all
possible despatch are tbe only ones who
should be considered. To countenance
another attempt of the Milne forces to
blockade the enterprise will never be
considered other than a lasting disgrace
to tho liberal party. A railway to
the boundary mines is too important
au undertaking, and-the public are too
alive to the situation, for any corporation
or syndicate to be considered in the project, except the greatest possible benefits
are derived by the taxpayers, who will be
called upon to contribute the subsidy.
So long as n cash bonus is necessary in
oider to cause the speedy construction of
the railway, it would be only right that
tho government exercise care as to whom
.the subsidy should be granled; A careful study of the situation shows that the
Columbia & AVesteru Railway company
has claims to preference in the matter
are (indisputable. The C. & W. has displayed a highly creditable enterprise in
British Crlumbia, has been favorably
recognized by the provincial government,
and has the support and good will of the
public in the Penticton project.���Rossland Miner.-
PKOFESSIONAL   CAKD8.
H. HOLDTCH. ASSAYEK AND ANA-
lytical Chemist, Hall street, Nelson. 701
It.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   Notary Public, Slocan City. 151
ML. GUIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,
���   Solicitor, Notary Public, Etc., Sandon
<��*)
DR. H. E. HALL, RESIDENT DENTIST,
Nelson, B.C. Gold and Porcelain Crowns
inserted, old teeth treated by the latest
methods. Teeth extracted without pain by
giving laughing gag.   Terms strictly cash.   091
GEO.A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUR-
geon.   Ollice, linker street, 3 doors west
of po.-tolllce, up stairs.
(571)
}71   M. SANDILANDS, GENERAL AGENT
li.   Kirc   Insurance   and  Mining  Broker,
Sandon, B. C. 500
IT" J, ETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER.
.     Solicitor, etc.    Solo Agent for the Cana
diiui  Fire Insurance  Co.     Real  Estate  and
Mining properties for salo.   Slocan City, B.C.
 (511)
G*ORE. BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL
and Dominion Land Surveyors anil Civil
Engineers. Nelson, B. C. Room No. i, over
'1 lioinson & Co.'s Book Store. 614
WANTED.
POSITION���By young married man as bookkeeper or clerk.   Best of reference,
Address:   E. A. B.,
719 Care Ollice.
FOR RENT.
Two nicely furnished rooms in private residence.   Apply to L. Brown.
71!�� P. O. Box 17.
Nicely furnished rooms to rent at Mrs. Crawford's, behind Presbyterian church.
Ml.M.X;. ACKYT8.
RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE
Mine Incorporators and Brokers
Will purchase or furnish money to develop
eood properties. First class connections in
Eastern cities and London. Write us before
placing your property.
315 & 316 ROOKERY
SPOKANE,      -      "WASH.
525
F. Ll. OSLER and J, W, CARWIN
Mining and
Real Estate Agents.
NBLSON      -     692     -      B.C.
W. A. JOWETT
MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER
INSURANCE and ���������
COMMISSION A4SENT.
VICTORIA ST.,
914
NELSON, 8. O.
JOHN HIRSCH,
Provincial Land Surveyor.
Office:
AND
NELSON
140
KOSSLAND, B.
Wfltetonse.
Gompany,
Spokane, Wash.
THE BIftST0RE>: Spokane.
One of ihe Sights of Spokane.   One of \ the
Great Stores of
the Northwest.
The Greatrj^-
Mail Order
House
Of the Northwest.
smgpssL
mmMMMm
WE ARE
Now-ready
To attend to your
wants in a!l lines of
DRUGS
AND
��� STATIONERY
Elliot Block, corner Stanley and
Baker streets.'
" i-
Canadian Drug and Book Oo.
7(33   - LIMITED.
With us it is Satisfaction
Or your money back.
Send for our
W. J. TWISS,
MINING,  REAL  ESTATE
���BROKER.���
INSURANCE AND GENERAL
COMMISSION AGENT.
FRONT STREET.     -     KASLO. B. C.
(b50)
W. J. G.  DICKSON.1
REAL ESTATE,
COMMISSION AGENT,
MINING   BROKER.
BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER ST.|
2STELS03ST, B. C.      [3351
Mrs. I*". Casey has purchased tlie Criterion Restaurant and is prepared to servo the' Best Meal j
in the City.   A FIRST CLASS MEAL SERVED FOR 25 CENTS.   All white help.
736 Bilker street, 4 door^uorth of post office.
COOL REFRESHING drink
WV-/V^J���t -*.-NELSON   SODA  WATER   FACTORY-^fe- '
All kinds of Carbonated Waters. Orders delivered promptly.
629  F.   O.   BOX   88������
WHO GETS IT?
Pit takes two make a Bargain,
But only one gets it.
Those who buy from us before we move into our new store,
corner Baker and Kootenay sts., will surely get a bargain.
Have you seen our $8. Extension Table?
A. W. PECK & CO.   Low Price Foraiiure House, Mer St
761 EAST OF JOSEPHINE.
BUY SHOES
AT A SHOE STORE.
Vou are pretty sure
value  to be   had.     Wc
our   reputation
building
then of getting the Best Shoe
sell nothing else, and are
on  our   SHOE   excellence
and  Low Prices.
We Mend Shoes.
TRY US     ���     ���
THE NELSON SHOE CO.
WE HAVE THEM
FOR THE PARLOR
KITCHEN
BEDROOM
STORE
OFFICE
FOR THE
FOR THE
};OR THE
FOR THE
ALL KINDS
AND''SIZES
QUEEN
HEATERS
Tinsmithing, Plumbing/
Satisfaction Guaranteed
LAWRENCE HARDWARE CO.
LARGEST and most
complete stock of
Ever brought into Kootenay.
Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and
Fancy Goods.
A. C. Buchanan & Co.
P. O. Box 47
482
Telephone No. io
Catalogue for jfall aito
Minter.
It will be Mailed Free, to
you. It will be the means
of saving you money. Do
not fail to secure one.
You   are invited  to visit our
Great Store when in Spokane during, the
%Fruit Fair-
Make the Big Store your
headquarters.
Whitehouse Company
Howard,
Riverside,
roi       Sprague-
LOOK HERE, SIR!
~, We will contract to
/ furnish you with a
Suit of Clothes for $5.
Ask to see our.
Leader Suit at $7.
IF. O.   STORE    2 J. A.
18 and 20 BAKER STREET.   '.
GILKER
XJSTCOIRrE'OIt.A.TEID
THE
1670.
Hudson's Bay Company,
FORT GARRY MILLS, WINNIPEG.
Many people claim to sell the best Flour.
We  do  not  make   claims,   but   only   ask_
the,favor  of a trial.     Our   Hungarian is
acknowledged by all   unprejudiced people
to be the best value in Canada.
THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY
BAKER STREET NELSON, B. C
605 THE MINER, NELSON   B.. C.,-SATURDAY,.:SEPT. 25   1897  Nelson Shoe Store  Cheap for Cash!  A Full and Complete Line of  Spring Goods just received  . WE HAVE A FULL LINE OF  PROSPECTORS'SHOES  On hand at all   times.    Give us a call and satisfy yourself for prices  W. H. GRAHAM, Proprietor.  (584) NELSON, B. C.  ���������  f  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS and OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION   GlJARANTEEp.  PRICES REASONABLE.  ,   D. C.  FOB.  FRUIT JARS FRUIT JARS  IRememember that we are headquarters and that  XJ will save money in getting them from us  In any quantities that may be desired  The prices are right, as we received our  Jars at carload rat*s, and we are .  Able to sell them cheaper than any other  l^etailer in the Kootenay country -  (Snaps they are at 'our prices   <  NELSON, B.C.  P. O. BOX-93  GROCERS AND CROCKERY MERCHANTS  M. Des Brisay & Co.  30'!  M. R. SMITH %,CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers.  WIR-ITE   FOB, ZFIRIOiE   LIST.  VICTORIA        -        B.C (212)  - < *  I am  prepared  to make  occurate and   reliable assays upon  ores at the  " following- rates: i  Silver, ������ -.50   Silver and gold, $1.00   Silver, lead, gold aud copper, $2.00  Gold.... 1.00  .Copper, I.OO   Silver, lead und gold  1.50  Ores may be sent by mail or express and all charg-es must be prepaid in  full.    The  charges for the assaying- must also accompany the sample.  "Money furnished"to'proVplictor^t^  same.    Claims bought and sold     Good prospects stocked.    Prospectors  are invited'to correspond with me. -. 608  WALTER J. BROWN       -.     *-     "-  NELSON, B. C.  CmJRCH < NOTICES. ;  Chukch of England. Matins 11a.m.,  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st and 3rd Sundays in the month, after Matins; on.2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at 2.30 p.m.  Pkesbytiuhan Chukch. Services at  11 a. m. und 7.30 p. m. Sunday School  at 2.30. Prayer meeting Thursday evening at 8 p.m. Christian Endeavor Society  meets every Monday evening at 8 o'clock.  Methodist Chuiioii. Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets.- Services ut 11  a. m. and 7.30 p. m. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Priiyer meeting on Friday evening at 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday ot 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Chukch. Mass at  Nelson every Sunday at 8 aud 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. m.  Baptist Chukch.���������Services morning  and eveniug at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.  Prnyer meeting Wednesday evening at8  p. in. Meetings are held in the school  house.    Strangers cordially welcomed.  Rev.-G. R. Welch, Pastor.  P. BURNS & CO.  Wholesale and Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets in Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kinds of Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices. t  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   530  Thos. Diiiin- % Co., L'd.  DEALERS IN  MI11S'  BLAGKSIITHS' AND ILL SUPPLIES  it.iu xxn suki:t ir������x,       mimcus1 fuks,       i;.m ani> siiket steei,  .MIXERS' SHOVELS, V IKE ltOI'ES, MAXILLA KOI'ES,  UTSAJIITE   FUSE AXI������ CAPS.  ...QUICKSILVER.������������������  Write tor Quotations, v. Cable Address. "Dunn."  (���������33) "V.^TsTCO'Cr-V^EE,.  IB.   c.  Armstrong'& Morrison -  IVFT-FD ^TFFI  MANOFACTDRERS OF   "s^" &w g . li-l  ^a=E3c^���������"   .PIPE, ALL s,ZES "  # GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  # Complete Water Works nntfit  ____  m ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION  f    715S^biY nr VANCOUVER, B.C.  WWW1  Try  Vanity Fair  Cigarettes  A  V0F 1LS0I-  AND   TEE   KULS0N   DISTET0T  OF  WUST   KOOTENAY,   B.   0.  Written   hy Mr. <:hurle������ SI. Bnrbc for the  "First HlHtorv of XcIkuii."  W..S. Kimball & Oo.  ���������    Rochester, N. Y.  17 First Prize Medals.  W. P. SLOAN,  ustusriisra-   -A-GJ-bistt  Gout River, Duck Creek, Sutter District and  Stimulit, Creek pi-operlies a specialty. Property on linn of Crow's Nest Puss Knllroiid, located on Gout river, on list.  CorrcNl>������ii������lc'n������(; Solicited.  KOOTENAV.   BIVIR.  ���������. C.  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT   HILL. IDAHO.  473-5-12-fi  asaEirSEKSCKKaEKKKKjUKXI  BATCHELDER & KADISH,  ASSAYERS AND CHEMISTS.  Gold and Gold Ores Melted, Refined and Bougnt.  P. O. Box 1795.      Spokane, Wash.  FOR SALE,  BAKER ST.  Two Lots with Three Stores  BAKER ST.  One Lot with Two Stores.  VERNON ST.  ���������   Several Lots (Fifty foot frontage)  103 W. J. il. IMckHou. Itukcr M.  NELSOTSTLOTS.  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 ,\vi!l  please apply to him.  400 F. C. INNES.  -H-AM-ESS-and  SADDLERY  Pack Harness. Pack Straps  Team Housings, Whips,  Brushes. Combs, Bits.  ..���������Harness Oil, etc.  Kcpnir-  ' ing u specialty Orders  promptly attended.      _ "  L.POGUE.  WARD ST. *  (650) Opp Court House  KOOTENAY   LAKE    GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY   .  All persons contributing $i.oo  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of tlie Hospital; in addition the  $io.co subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A..H. CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896.  <������9)  Are you acquainted  ";.     "   ' with   ���������  Fred Goodwin?  If not come and buy a quart of  Beer, 25 cents,  and get acquainted. sfl  VICTORIA HOTEL  THORPE'S  SPARKLING,  Aromatic-  Ginger Ale  TELEPHOME60  |  ���������' THOKI'E * CO.. Ld.  Awards for Merit at World's Fair.    . 708  The  men  commanding  are actually well known  (Continued.)  In this same year (1890) the railway  from Robson was making  active  progress toward Nelson and in the spring  of  1891   the  first    regular   train ran  through.      At    the    same   timo  the  steamer   "Nelson"    was   built   and  launched by the Columbia & Kootenay  Navigation Co.    She is as good   today  as when she was built and  has played  a  very important  part in.the development  of  the   couutry.    Tho company  which owned her, of which Mr. J. A.  Mara was president, has   always  been  ready to supply and demand   that ' has  sprang  up  from   time to-time for increased transportation facilities ou the  great inland water systems of British  Columbia.     Thoir  magnificent boats  Nakusp' and 'Kooteuay'   on  the Columbia and the 'Kokanee' on Kooteuay  lake arc a pleasant surprise to travelers  frcm a distance who  look  forward   to  discomfort  as the only feature  of  inland navigation.    No doubt   the  company owes its prestige, and the  public  their comfort to  Captain J. W. Troup  the  superintendent  of the    compauy.  Tho whole concern has just passed into  the   hands   of   the   Canadian   Pacific  Raihvay Co., and they have been wise  enough   to  include   Captain Troup in  the bargain,  the  steamers  aud are celebrated like their salt water  brethren for good fellowship and cordi-  ality.    Captain Hayward who  used to  command   the  Nelson  has now   gone  iuto thc service of the opposition company   and  commands   the   "Alberta"  under  which   name   the   old   'Idaho'  plows tho main.    Captain McMorris of  the Kokanee and  Captain  Gore of the  Nakusp arc two meu thau whom none  are  better  known throughout-the district.    Tho latter has a reputation for  being   the  best fast water pilot, (next  to Captain Troup) in the northwest.  To the same men who started the,  navigation company, Nelson owes her  water works. If these have come to  be quite inadequate at the preseut day,  it is. not thoir.fairlt. The town would  grow and the simple little supply that  was a'fine thing iu 1891 could not hope  to meet. Nelson's necessities in 1897.  Tho company which Mr. F. S. Barnard formed in IS91 assumed thc curious title of the "Consumers' Water  Works company.'' To an ordinary observer it would seem that the share-,  holders owned- the company aud the  consumers were their slaves, at least  that is the ordinary way with water  companies. But hero the namo at  least implies otherwise. The first  "consumers" according to tlieir act  of incorporation' were: J. A. Gilker,  J. F. Hume, C. H. Ink, W. F. Teetzel,  M. D. Mahony, W....T. Wilson   and  F.  _S._Barnard, and_it__speaks^wolL_for  their teetotal habits that thoy paraded  themselves before thc world as being  so loud of consuming water that thoy  wanted a "whole company to themselves.  In the same year the Nelson Electric  Light company 'was started, but did  nothing until last year when a system  of house, lighting wast. installed..,  Though a great convenience it is qui to  inadequate to its work, the town having grown considerably since its installation. Thc year 1891 saw also the  formation of a fire company, and opening of telephonic communication between various points on the lako. Thero  was a :public school in Nelson thou in  chargo pf Miss Rath, and Captain  Napoleon Fitzstubbs' represented tho  government as their agent and gold  commissioner. Thoro wore ' throe  churches, ������an English church under  tho Rev. Mr. Reid, a Presbyterian  church under the. Rev. Mr. Rogers and  a Methodist church under the Rev.  Mr." Turner. The first bank wns a  branch of the Bauk of Montreal which  was opened 2nd January, 1893." Mr. A..  H. Buchanan. Ihe present manager,  'had come "in by way of Spokaue a few  days before on snowshoos,bringing with  him the enormous capital of ������11.50  with which to start a branch of the  largest, bank in America. Today when  we see ponderous safes requiring many  men and horses''to' move them a few  yards, and huge ledgers piled up on  rows of desks it is wonderful to think  of that one man coming in on snow-  shoes with-just a.handful of change in  his pocket, but he did it and laid the  foundation of. the large business tho  bank does now. In March of tlio same  year the Bank of British Columbia  opened a branch under thc management of Mr- A. F- Daly, who was  succeeded by Mr. G. V. Holt whose  ability and popularity has built up if or  his bank a business whieh will go far  to make up for its losses 'on the other  side.f Another of those old time  financial men-was Mr. Edward Applo-  whaite, who is" still here, when he is  not on one of his frequent busiuess  trips to the old country. Messrs.  Applewhaite & Allan carried on a pri-  I'o bank -in -connection ..with" their  estate business. .Mr. .Allan soon  retired, aud Mr.. Applewhaite then carried ou the business alone until.he was  joined last year by Mr. A. R. Sherwood.  ��������� Besides the Nelson hotel and tho  Lake View which was the name given-  by John F. Ward's successor, to his old  place, the town in 1892 boasted of the  Phair hotel, justly celobrated a.s the  best in the interior of British Columbia. The Tecumseh hotel (uow the  Clarke houso) was also builtabout this  time.  The Hudson's Bay company opened  a store in 1892 in the' same buildiug  in which it is now and in the previous  year ��������� Carney & . Barrett opened a  butcher's shop. Albert-Barrett afterwards went to Rossland where he has  made a considerable amount of money  in mining. W. F. Teotzel also transferred himself from Revelstoke to Nelson in.the same year.  About this time also 'The.Miner'  was sold by its-founders to Messrs..  Bogle & Whalley, tho latter of whom  is still connected with several business  enterprises in- the city aud also-conducts an important department in the  Hall Mines. . Mr. Bogle became afterwards identified with various budding  newspaper enterprises in the district  and latterly took to mining and has,  it is reported, made'a fortune for himself.  The discovery of mineral iu tho-Slocan country by Eli Carpenter in 1891,  quickly followed by'the splendid finds  made and located by J. L. Seaton, W.  F. and J. J. Hennessey, J. G. McGuigan aud F. W. Flint, . thc "Noble  Five" brought tho country to its feet.  For the moment Toad mountain, Ainsworth and the Hendryx camp were  forgotton, - everyone poured into the  '' Silver Slocan.'' There wero no roads  leading' into the new district, but  trails were quickly pushed in over the  threo- available passes; from Nakusp  on the north, Kaslo on the east and \ip  the valley of the Slocan river from-the  south. Nelson might' probably have  served her own w interests best, if -she  had forced a way up Yuill creek, but  she was busy witli her own affairs cr  was content with thc Slocan rhcr  trail. Those three trails are now the  routes' of railways, the last to be made  being the one up Slocan river, the  easiest of the lot. But the merchants  of Nelson were not slow to avail themselves of tho new market opened for  their goods and R. E. Lemon established a branch store at Three Forks,  which was then the central point of  the Slocan. The government laid out  a town on an extensive flat at the  mouth of Carpenter creek, and called  it New Denver. It is probably the  best site in Kootenay and. should some  day be, a fine city but for the present  the eager crowd, only l'-ippy at the  very ��������� mouth of the mine and has  squeezed itself into tho worst possible  situation for a town at Sandon. In  spite of her distance from the mines,  Nelson, thanks to the energy of hcr_  merchants,, benefitted largely by the  newly opened district, and was -proportional}- injured by the- terrible  'slump' in silver in 1898.  For a time the fall in the price of  her staple commodity almost paralyzed  Kootenay. but, her people were, not of.  the sort to be knocked out at one blow.  They soon recovered "and again went  to work with a will. It is pleasant  hero to bo able to record of those in this  uphill claim, British and Americans  worked side by side, showing indeed  that they aro members of the same  family and inheritors of the pluck and  endurance which have for centuries  been the characteristic of the parent  race. "        " -���������  " NELSON'S MINES.  1 First and foremost naturally comes  tho Silver King.' Though as we havo  already related it is not the oldest in  tho district,-:it was from its first start  more widely known thau any other  and was undoubtedly tho first flash  that-attracted tlie oyes of the world to  this country. Tlio story of- its early  history has been!told about in theso  pages." In 189!S Mr. II. E. Croasdaile  who is now the general manager of  the company,, succeeded in floating a  company in England,to purchase and  work the property. The difficulty of  his. undertaking may be measured  when it is remembered that 189JJ -was  tho year of tho fallin silver and as a  matter of fact tho Hall Mines, limited,  was the only silver company,floated in  Loudon, that year. The plucky individuals who put their money into the  scheme have had uo,causo-to regret- ir.  For some timo the new company do-  voted itself almost entirely to development work making . extensive uso of  prospecting drills ran by compressed  air. By thoir aid the ground was surveyed to a depth of some 1,000 feet below the surface and most satisfactory  proofs afforded.of the continuity and  richness of the oro. Acting upou this  information an active policy was entered upon in 1895, aud almost simultaneously a change of managers was  made. Mr. M. S. Davys, well known  throughout the Province and a.pioneer  of Nelson talcing tho place of Mr. J.  J. Jordan, iir. Davys, if we mistake  nor. originally had an assay outfit iu  that little' log cabin, whieh was the  first in Nelson. The first question  that arose upon the imagination of the  now policy was transport.* and ui>on  this, in a measure the site of the com  pany's smelter depended,   because  it  could only be at that spot to which* the  ore could   be   brought.      After  many  trials  and    suggestions   a  wire  rope  tramway kuown as the Hallidie system "  and manufactured  by  the  California  Wire Works Co. of  San- Francisco was "  decided  upon  and  Mr.   Parsons,   the.  superintendent of; the company came  in  to  supervise  the  erection  of  the"  plant. In passing it may be mentioned  that  the   Mr.   Hallidie   who gave his  name to the system was not unknown'  to the Province,   as  it was   ho  who  built   the  famous   suspension    bridge  across   the  Fraser  on  the old Cariboo  road.    The difficulties Mr. Parsons had  to contend 'with   were  by   no  means  light.    The  survey  for  the   tramway  showed the distance   to be  %\u   miles  and the height of.the mine   above   (he  smelter site  4,800  feot.   Crossing  its  line was   the  canyon of Giveout-creek  necessitating a long span without supports.    All of those troubles were over-  .come and the tramway as   erected-was  the longest  in   the   world   upon   that  system.    It, acts  entirely  by .gravity,  the full buckets descending.hauling up  the-empty ones.    Eut the   strain  was  too.great.   -Four  miles' ami  a half of  bucketsholding-one huudred.pounds of  ore each hauling along  a -distance  of  almost  a  mile   in  sheer  descent,was  more   than  ordinary iron could stand,  so the tramway-was .eventually cut  in  two with a loading   station  half  way  down.    Since.then-it has worked-with  entire satisfaction bringing down about  tm'tons an   hour , with   ease.    During  tho autumn of -1895   (he .smelter- was  erected under thc   supervision ��������� of  Mr.  Paul   Johnson,   a   '' siiielter  man''   of  great reputation.     He has left the service of the-Hall Mines  now, .but   (ho  reputation ho carries with him   to  his  new   home .in   Mexico  cannot but be  vastly increased by   the  success   with  which he built and worked the Nelson  smelter.     Tlie first furnace which was  an   ordinary   .water   jacket  made  ly  Fraser.and  Chalmers was blown in in  January 1890  and, with  occasional intervals .worked until,the erection of its  enormous    neighbor   completed  son e  .weeks ago.  This, which is also a water  jacket, is the largest in the northwest,  iC indeed not in tlie world. Its crucifto  measures, 14-1 inches by' 5-!   and  it  c:.n  put through some 250 tons of ore a d; y  besidos  coke  and lime and other flr.x-  ings.    At first the company was satir -  fied with turning  out  matte, containing   some  48 or 49 per cent, of copper  and silver, hut during the past'summer  it  put  up   a refinery consisting of 10-  vorbatory and roasting furnaces whic h  p.-educe 'blister' copper  containing 98  pjr  cent,   of  copper  besides gold nnd  s'.lver.     Tho  first   train  load  of this'  product was recently  shipped  by  the  C.   P.   R.   to  Montreal  en  route  for  Liverpool   to  Swansea  where   by  the  electrolytic   process  its  valuable, component, parts,   gold, silver  and  copper  will be agaiu separated.     Mr.   Robert  Hcdley succeeded  Mr. Johnson  lis su-  poriutendent of tlie smelter, and as he  has   had   large   experience    in   many  parts of thc world there   is  no  reason  that  under   his guidance tho company  should not safely glide on to  that culmination of success, a dividend.    '   -  It'is a curious fiSIt that thougli  whole of Toad mountain and tho  iwmdi"n"^irillirT]iir\Hr"bee^Tuc������FZ;^re~  fully prospected and the ground is  literally covered with claims no other  depositor vein of ore similar to that  of the Silver King has ever been discovered. -But the'"' neighborhood fortunately contains other, ores of great  value and the result, is .that mauy  mines exist on every side of the range.  In fact tho whole country,from Nelson  on the. north to the junction of" the  Pend d'Oreille and thc Columbia oh  the south,is full of mineral, whieh "by  tlie way is not confined to this block  but extends across, the.Kootenay on tho  west and across the-Salmon river on  tlie oast uutil no ono knows whore it  ends. .To describe even the history of  tho discovery of oven the principal  claims iu this vast tract of land would  require volumes and' though tlio whole  of it is tributary to Nelson, wo must,  confine ourselves to an account ..of one  or two of tho bettor known mines close  to.the city.  The "oldest of these, is probably the  Poorman. It is situated on ' Eaglo  creek an aflluent of-the Kootenay river  about four miles below Nelson. In  1S90 this property was owned by  Messrs." Hussey "and Davenport but  some two or three years ago passed entirely into the hands of. the latter.  The claim and its neighbors contain a  vein of free milling gold oro for the  reduction of which a ten stamp mill  was erected several years ago and has  beon running ever since during such  seasons of the year as there was sufficient water in tlio creek to drivo the-  mill. Iii addition to tho stamps four  Frao vannors wero employed to con-'  centraie the tailings. The mine being  private property, its product h;is always been a matter of conjecture, but  that some of its stone is extremely rich  there is no doubt whatever. Following  the example of many loss worthy'  claims the Poorman has recently become an incorporated company.  Between the Poorman and the Forty  Nine creek aro many" claims with  lodges showing free milling gold, notably the Royal Canadian and the Majestic, while the samples from Forty  Nine creek itself  t-asilv  accounts  for  thc  sur-  o  \ \ j.,~-   -iil���������l,    ���������  ff^UVStJtfvu^Jinaff t*KT,W3 Vxastxmnn aeaavrHJsh* uui.'VgS'fJVtj^  THE MINER NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPT. 25, 1897.  -1  I'i    !  .1   ;  11  !',  i  1  M.  p.  e  I'l  If  ������  'ft -  l.fc  :   &���������  ������  &1.  ���������|J:  f;l-  ,  ���������! '������������������*  ti:  1 rj   .  i11  -I : 1  the rich gold that is found "in the bed  of the stream.  , Close abovo Nelson is.the Athabasca  upon which a force of men is now at  work. The company owncs four  claims of which the Athabasca is the  one on which development is now being made. Three' distinct ledges run  through   the   property,   upon   one   of  . which a shaft has been sunk for 100  feet, passing through ore all the way.  At the bottom drifting has commenced  on thc vein. Soveral carloads of ore  have been scut down to thc Hall Mines  smelter, and thc returns run from ������75  to $100 to the ton. Tho lodge's are  quartz carrying sulphides. This property originally belonged to Mr. George  ' Neclands who has several other claims  in thc neighborhood.  On both.sides Giveout creek is covered with claims having rich outcrops,  and going southward the country, is  still rich. On almost the last hill visible from Nelson the buildings of the  Golden King are to be seen. Beyond  that again commences the Salmon  o river valley where is North' Fork,  Quartz Creek, Wild Horse and others,  not the least being its most northerly  tributary- Hall creek which has its  source on Toad mountain just at the  back of the Silver King group of  claims. On hall creek is the Fern  mine at which a ten stamp mill is  now in course of erection. A large  amouiit of development work has been  done at the Fern disclosing a fine  ledge which is said to assay high in  free gold.    This claim  was  originally  . the property of Mr. Frank Fletcher,  the land agent of the Canadian Pacific  raihvay at Nelson. It recently passed  out of his possession' into that of a  body of capitalists  represented by Mr.  ��������� F. C. Innes of Vancouver by whom it  has been turned into a joint stock  company.  With the exceptiou of the Silver  King, the ore of which contains silver,  copper and gold, the district immediately round Nelson affords nosilver.  Copper and,gold are liberally sprinkled  on all sides, and without for a moment  intruding upon the prophetic function,  it may be. said that the district will be  a producer of gold from free milling  quartz and of copper.  THE LAST FOUR YEARS.  For a time after the fall in silver,  which by the way. is regarded in this  country as an event of almost more  importance than, the fall of Adam, the  town stood still, in spite of the, fact  that Mr. Corbin succeeded in pushing  his railway iu from Spokane. That  he should have continued this work  and carried it to a successful conclusion just at this point shows not only  that ho had confidence in the future  of the 'country but that he had the  pluck to back his opinions. The Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway was .completed to Five Mile Point in the winter of '98-94, but many were the mishaps that it had to contend with  before  it  reached  the    fine  working  Q order in which it is now-. The country through which its tracks lay after  leaving Northport in Washington was  an exceedingly difficult one, and floods,  mud slides, and snow slides did all  they could to obliterate man's handiwork  from   tho  face  of nature.    But   the___pe6ple_qtL_Kootenayi_though_often_  detained for hours or oven days on  their journey soon forgot their- troubles  in the joy of having a raihvay that  was open to them slimmer and winter,  for.'until last year the trains between  Robsoi* and Nelson ran only, in the  summer. If sufficient time had been  taken over the construction of the railway to ensure its immunity from these  accidents, it would barely have ��������� been  here yet, but as it is the'defects have  been. remedied one by one, the line  has   been   extended   from   Five  Mile  -* Point to tho very -gates of Nelson  where it stopped only because further  advance would have encroached- on' a  .charter of the C. P. R. The two lines  aro now however being joined and cit'  is stated that a modus vivendi had  been found by which the people of  Nelson will enjoy the advantages - of a  station in.. a central position into  which both linos will ran. The" Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway has also  \ established a telegraph office iu Nelson,  connected with the Western Union  system in the United States which is  of the greatest service.  ��������� To describe minutely all the events  that have happened during the past  four years would require, a volume  . and tliere is no room for them in this  sketch, but there are mauy- deserving  of mention who stuck to thc littlo  place duriug those bad times" when the  face of- a visitor was unseen during  the winter months. Among these  (and they have all weathere'd through  - the dark, black years and are earning  the reward of their steadfastness) is  Jacob Dover, jeweller " and watchmaker. From quite small quarters in  thc Houston block he has moved into  a capacious and handsome store in the  first brick building in Nelson .erected  only last year by Messrs. Clements and  Hillyer. His neighbor in tlie same  building is Mr. John A. Turner whoso  failure at the recent mayoralty election is~ much regretted by his inauy  friends. Other familiar names that  occur to ono as Nelson's old timers are  A. Shaw- and Gilbert Stanley who  side by side with James Neelands deal  in groceries, stationery and tobacco.  To  Mr.   Stanley  uutil  quite recently  Nelson looked exclusively for its reading matter. A. T. Garland and Fred  Irvine still attract the fair sex to their  displays of finery that gladden the female heart, while just across the  bridge May keeps the beard and hair  of man in decent order. A little  further on Farley and Traves, once  partners, still side by side, provide  groceries and meat to a hungry public.  Skipping over 'Jim' Gilker who as  postmaster and storekeeper (salesman too i'or that matter) is as popular  as ever. Mr. Squire still clothes his  patrons with suitable garments in the  latest styles while they can find all the  footwear they want at Graham's. For  years two barbers wore all that Nelson  wanted and people who were not satisfied with May could go to Mathcson's,  but now there arc others. Those were  the sturdy pioneers of the traders of  Nelson, men who never lost hope and  stuck to their businesses all through  (hose dreary years. Naturally they  were the first to feel thc benefit when  the revival came aud other old timers  will not forget them now or allow the  memories of mutual help to fade away.  (To bo continued.)  STAMP MILL COMPLETED.  A STORY OF HARDSHIPS.  WBITTEN Oil THE SKAGUAY TRAIL  IN ALASKA.  The London and British Columbiu 'Void  VicldK Expedition Is Making    '-  Fair Progres*.  The I'crn Mine lo ISrgiii Ilcducinsc Ore  In Ten  ������nj������.  The 10 stamp mill at the Fern mine, on  Hall creek, has been completed aud it is  expected to start in operation within the  next ten days, by which time the tramway and concentrator will be iu working  order. The four vanners of the concentrator ��������� were made by the Union Iron  Works of San Francisco, are uow on tbe  ground aDd cim be put together in three  or four days. The ore bins at the mine  are completed aud ready for'the ore.  About eight men are now working in  the mine, but this force is to be largely  increased ns soon as the mill starts up.  There is already sufficient ore on the  dump to run the mill for six months or  more. TLis was taken out in the regular course of development aud no effort  was made at stoping. Tbere are three tunnels in the property at different levels,  that give a total length of over 400 feet.  Au uprise has been cut from tunnel No.  3 to tunnel No. 2. Throughout the mine  there is a vast showing of ore and the  outlook for the future is good. Assays  on the ore from all parts of the mine hnve  given'wonderful results and have been so  high that but little effort has been made  to get at an average. Assays running  into the hundreds have .been common and  from selected specimens they cover four  figures.  Rebently a new discovery was made on  the claim that promises well for the future. Tbe new find is said to be between  6 aud 7 feet in width nnd gave nssays of  between $300 and $500 in gold, lt is a  decomposed quartz of similar quality to  that in the main lead nnd is wholly free  milling. The ledge was found during  the progress of development work und  about forty feet below the maiu lend aud  running almost parallel, with it. No exploration has taken place as yet and all  that is known of it is what tbe surface  showings indicate.   ,  One feature that is engrossing the attention of the management is the question of additional facilities, nnd the  probabilities are that the stamps will be  Mr. J. R. Robertson has received a letter from R. B, Wood, who is io charge of  the Yukon expedition for the London  and British Columbia Gold Fields, which  relates some of the past experiences cf  the party. The letter is dated at Middle  lake aud states that all the men are well  io spite of the mnny discomforts encountered. Joe Pitre, formerly oue of the  owners of the Ymir mine, is one of tbe  party.   The letter says:  "Our pack train returned August 21  and after getting their shoes fixed up  properly we started early the next inoru-  iug but found others before us and with  the trail pretty much blocked, especially  for the first four miles, the principal  cause of the blocking being horses  getting mired or stepping over bad rocks  on the trail. At 14-Mile camp we met  oae'of our party who reported good feed  in the, shape of grass for horses on n  meadow or prairie near Middle lake,  about 28 miles from Skaguay. He has  made arrangements with the sawmill  people at Lake Bennett,to cut 2,000 feet  of lumber from logs, to be rafted down  tbe river to tbcmill, the sawmill people  having faith in our skill in.gettiug the  logs down to the mill, others, on iug to  the dangerous nature of the river, lose  more than three-fourths of the logs and  the saw. mill men refuse to make any  more suoh contracts. I might say  I consider the trail passed over between  our 4 and H-milea camps to be in a very  bad condition, in fact, it might, be pronounced to be unfit for horses to pack  over. The trail passed over tbis morning is very bnd nnd if I should try to  describe it I should fail to do so. It has  been raiuiug almost the whole time with  a few hours of sunshine and high wind  which permitted us to get our blankets  dry. Parties are packing in on their  backs and are going in with very short  provisions. Even those pnrties with  horses iind packing so hard that they  have been reducing their stock of provisions. It is feared that suffering from  hunger will result from their nction.  The badness of the trail causes the shoes  to be torn off from horses' feet and parties comiDg in here should have a black-  smithing outfit with them. The uneven-  ess of the trail loo/ieris the shoes which  are frequently dragged off when the  the swampy portions of the trail are  eucountered."     ' ~ ^  increased to twenty stamps. In fact,  some preparation for this event hns  already been made and the outlook is  that the additional stamps will be established in the near ruture.  Superintendent J. A. Veatch will have  general charge at the mine. He is an old  mining man of California whose experience dates many years back. Mr. S.  McCurdy of Oakland, California, who is  to have charge of the amalgamator is  now oii the ground and is ready for tbe  work to commence.  SPOKANE FBUIT FAIR.  <.rcat I'rciuiriiflonx are Being -Made I'or  is  the Event.  The fourth annual fruit fair at Spokane will open on Tuesday, October 5  and close on Saturday, October 16, and  promises to be more elaborate than nny  of its predecessors. It is anticipated tbat  the exhibits will be more extensive than  lastyear aud owing to the determination  of the management to exclude all side  show fakes, the attendance will probably be larger. Tbe only. charge made  will bo a general admission of 15 "cents  and a 10'cent charge for seats in the gallery. Excursions will be given over all  railroads with five days' stop-over privilege at Spokane at two cents per mile.  Among the attractions will be a great  harvest festival, street parade at 2 o'clock  p. m. ou the opening day, including  superb feasts, tableaux cars, review0of  all nations, military bands, procession of  Indian warriors in war paint and full  equipment. .. Among the special attractions will be the mineral exhibit, including mining machinery and devices, the  fruit dispLiy, grains, grasses, roots,"vegetables, etc. ' ���������  Manager Bolster is devoting much of  his attention to the question of the big  parade and massive floats to be drawn by  six and eight horses are now being constructed. The outlook is tbat the'parade  will be the greatest ever-witnessed in  Spokane.  Among tbe list of second vice-presidents appear ihe names of J. R. Anderson, deputy minister of agriculture, Victoria; Thomas G. Earl, Lytton; Ernest  Hutcherson, Ladner's Landing, B. C.  GATHEBING OF THE EDIT0ES.  Press   liny   In   Spokane    Was    largely  Attended.  Press day in Spokane, ou Monday,  September 13th, was largely attended by  editors from all parts of the couutry, who  were the guests of the Fruit Fair Association. The Spokane Press Club joined  in the entertainment of the visitors, and  Manager Bolster of the fair, and F..R.  "Marvin, preii-!ageutTforrthe_fair7were^ii>  defatiguble iu thoir efforts to make the  day a pleasant one. ������������������ Tbe general plan of  entertainment was a visit to the' fruit  fair building and grounds, a visit to the  race track to witness the first day's racing  at the Spokane Speed Association's fall  meeting, a general tour of the town and  a banquet in tbe evening at Davenport's.  The program as outlined was carried  out aud was thoroughly enjoyed by the  visitors. At the banquet Manager Bolster acted as toastmaster and the following toasts were offered aDd responded to:  "The President of the United States."  Senator John L. Wilson; "British Columbia," W. A. Jowett, of Nelson .Miner;  "Great Northwest," Senator George Turner; "City of Spokane," Mayor Olmsted;  "When Does a Congressman Tire of His  Job," C. S. Voqrbees; "Press of British  Columbia," E. E. Smith, of the liossland  Record; "Press of Idaho aud Montana,"  Thomas H. Jolly of the Moscow Mirror;  "Montana," D. A. Hendricks, of the  Libby MontaniaD; "Press of Oregon and  Washington," Peter Friesch, of the Colfax Commoner; '.'Ladies0," Geo. Bigelow.  AdditlonnI School Facilities.  The. addition to the Nelson school  building will probably be completed by  November 1st, aud as soon as seats and  desks can be put in the classes will be  separated into three divisions, oue to be  uuder the charge of Miss Annie Rath,  who was appointed by the trustees last  Saturday. Principal J. R. Green states  that there are now^lGO" pupils enrolled,  and the duty of teaching them devolves  upon Miss Delmage and himself for the  present. - Miss Delmage is struggling  with pretty near 100 pupils and even  after the .third department has been established there will be over fifty pupils  to each teacher.. The outlook is that the  three departments will be inadequate to  accommodate the children before the end  of the year.  MINES EXAMINED  AND REPORTED ON' BV  F. M. CHADBQURN  Twenty years" experience in mining:.  ��������� Thorough knowledge  of mines  of  British  Columbia.  Terms Reasonable.  ������8 NELSON, B. O.  NOTICE.  Take notice that sixty days after date I intend to apply to thc Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works fur permission to purchase  1 (SO acres of unreserved Crown lands, situate on  Crawford Bay, WcRt Kootenay District, and  commencing at a post marked K. C. Howell.  N. W. corner; ther.co cast 10 chains; thence  south 40 chains; thenco west 40 chains to the  shore, and ihence along the shore to the point  of commencement. E. C. HOWEIJj,  July 27. 18i)7  [710] I'or J. Hkiuuoic McGkkoor.  NOTICE.  Take notice that, sixty days after date 1  intend to apply to thu Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works for permission to purchase  1WI acres of unreserved Crown lands, siLuatc on  Crawford Bay, West Kootenny District,, and  commencing ac a post, marked li. S. Oddy S.K.  corner; thenco west, 10 chains; thence north lo  chains: thenco oasl 40 chains; thunce souln .���������('  chains. 11. S. ODUY.  July 27,1S97 [711] Per J. IlKimiCK McGrkuok.  ALASKA MINERAL CLAIM.  sltuath in tiie nklson mlninu division ok  West Kootenay Distkict.���������Whehe  located:���������Ok the Nokth sloi'k ok Toad  Mountain, Adjoining the .California  and the g01.dkn mineral claims.  rpAKE NOTICE  that  I, J. M. McGregor.  L. noting a.s agent for Win. Moore, Free  Miner's Certiticate No. 77512. intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a certiticate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining n Crown grant of the  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,   must  bo  commenced   before  the  issuance of such certificate of improvements.  J. M. McGKCGOB.  Dated this 30th day of August. ISO".       (7431  .Kootenay  Lumber Company  A Complete Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  will now be kept  at Nelson.  086     CHARLES StBABBE, Agr-ut  You Need It!  r  HAND  BOOK  .OF THE  AMENDMENTS  TO TIIE  '. ��������� -.  Mineral Act  Passed by the legislative Assembly of llie  Province ol British Columbia. May 5, 18117. -  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Office.  F. C. GAMBLE, J. P. - FRANCIS J..O'ltEILLY,  M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. C. K. Assoc. M. Inst. C. E.      P.L. S. fori). Cl  M. Am. Soc. C. E.- P. L. S. for B. C. Kossland, B. C.  (Late Ites.Eng. Dep. of Pub. Wks. of Canada in B. C.)  Nelson, B. C. .  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors]  Accountants and General Agents  Agents Insurance Company of North America  NELSON AND BOSSLAND,  6!)0  WEST KOOTENAJ  BRITISH COLUMBIA  BOECKH'S  SUPERIOR  PAINTERS'  BRUSHES  BOECKH'S  HOUSEHOLD  BRUSHES and  BROOMS  Always Eeliable and as Represented-   For sale by all  leading Wholesale and Retail Dealers  CHAS. BOECKH\ & SONS  Manufacturer of Brushes, Brooms and Woodenware.  TOIROiJSTTO 676 OUSTTJ  1 TRUSSES ^ y������u are RuPtured cal1 and see the  itrusses American Silver Truss  Endorsed by thc leading physicians of the world.    Will hold .,  hernia during the most violent exercise. ������  sold omy at Vanstone's New Drug Store  Kauffman Block. 695 Corner Baker and Josephine Sts.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, Nelson, B. C  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS,  First .Class Bar' in connection..   Transient rates reasonable.       (582)  A. C. EWART  ARCHITECT  _==_^_ Clements and Hillyer Blk  Room 6  043  Nelson/ B.. C.  JOHN McUTOpiE  Dominion and  Provincial<<>  %..���������'  Land Surveyor,  649 NELSON, B. C.  Hole)  5)ocai)  Oldest and Most Reliable In the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Prpprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  Headquarters   For  Commercial travelers  anb flMniitQ flDeiu  First-Class in all its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  (551).   -  APAIL  WITHOUT I  HOOPS^  That means a long W  lasting Pail. ������>  Its many qualities W  are unique. w  The price makes it (ft  available to all. X  f THEE.BlDDYCO'Sf  IHDURATED FIBREWARE v"  ffr PAHS, TUBS, PARS, USEES, ETC.  MAtAtAtAfAtAjAj  WMMMVM  mmm  CATAlOQUt  .   Face  Beau=!deal" Shape  ���������makes the foot look slender. Straight sided  sole���������full box toe, ridged at top, in latest  mode. Roomy but narrow looking. Laced,  ..Buttoned, Congress, or Oxford. Black, Tan,  Seal Brown, Carmine, Wine color, 13 leathers  ���������13 half sizes.���������5 widths.���������Goodyear Welt.*  ���������$$���������50, $4-S������> $5-5������;    Stamped on sole.  "The Slater Shoe."  <illKEB ������ WELLS, Sole Agent* for Kelson. GSl    ttBEEN BROS., Agents at KaftloJ  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC LIGHT SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIRE HOSE  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS  5?.  CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the]  entire systems.  Call on or wrUe W. T. STEWARD,  ���������Box 29     - 470--��������� ELECTRICALHENGINEERr Nelson.-B;rGr^i  Fred J. Squire]  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER and SPRING QOODS  TWEEDS,   SEKGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.!  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.OO AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS. 90  NELSON, B.OJ  ICECREAM!   ICECREAM!  '    .. * ���������: AT TIIK  ��������� '     '     -  VIENNA  BAKERY RESTAURANT  For the Very Best Meal at the Most Resonable-Price ours is the place.   Ever  description of Lunches put up to,order.   We are now prepared to furnish aj|  kinds of Fancy Cakes, Vienna Tarts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, etc.    Wed-f  ding Cakes a Specialty. ' . , ,  delivered to auy part of the town.   Also a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.  631 R. HURRY, Proprietor.1  CO., L11  e^������-WHOLESALE AND RETAIL-  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and ToiPej  Articles, Wholesale and Retail. . Goods Right, Price]  Right.   Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, oo  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET ,  600 GRANVILLE STREET. VANOOUVFR     R    OJ  417 HASTINGS STREET i*   VMIIWUVEn,   D.  V/J THE MINER, NELSON   B. G., SATURDAY, SEPT. 25,  1897  A.FULL  AN ELABORATE EXPLANATION OF.  ���������HIS COMPANY'S CONDITION.  Hector McHucN Report to the Secretary or  A.  ���������.  T.  M.,  8.  ������t  l������.  Co.,  Limited.  fi I Hector McRae, secretary-treasurer of  the Anstralian-Cauadian-Tellurium Mining, Smelting & Development company,  limited, bas rendered to his company the  following full ni-d complete report of the  affairs of the company. It will be found  interesting reading, and will, make clear  to the tenderfoot many hitherto unsettled facts in mineralogy:.  Gentlemen���������This company was formed  for'the purpose of bonding, developing  and purchasing valuable mineral claims  on Granier creek, tributary to Duncan  river, in the Lardeau district, "West  Kootenay, B. C.  The authorized capital $75, divided  into three shares of the par value of $25  each. Of this amount the sum of $30  was realized on thc date of incorporation,  nnd the following pay-day the balance,  or $15, was promptly paid in.  ��������� W. H. CorbouUl, M. E.," was elected  president by acclamation. :  Alex. Dick, M. Ji., was elected vice-  president and'consulting engineer unanimously, with discretionary power'ot appointing an assistant, if necessary.  The   ruinniiiing  stockholder,    Hector  Mcllw, of tlie W. C. T. U. and the Salva  tion army, was elected secretary-treasurer  by  a iuajority of =oue vote, which vote  was all his own.  Harry Hughes was selected prospector  in chief of thc company, with carte  blanche instructions to locate, purchase,  bond or give up choice mineral clnims on  Granier creek, provided san e would not  exceed in the, aggregate the amount of  paid up capital.  The fearless explorer started on Sun-  f'day, Sept. 5, 1897, and reached the field  of operation on Wednesday, the 8th inst.  A delay of oue day was caused by his  being stranded ��������� on a bar'��������� on the Columbia river. This bar' was composed of  sand.  AN OFFEK OF $50 REFU3ED.  Upon his arrival he made a careful  examination of the Ladd-brothers' group  of five claims, and immediately proceeded to open negotiations for the purchase of the same. A firm but friendly  offer was made by our, representative of  $50, spot cash, but as the owners "demanded $119,950 more tban this sum, the,  deal fell through.  Mr. Hughes stated that had he had  the $200,000 with him at the time, he  would hot have felt justified iu purchasing the property at such a figure, and  gives:the following reasons for his decision:  Firstly ��������� These claims are located 19,-  503 feet above the level of the, townsite  of Ferguson city, which latter place is,  roughly speaking, about 7,200 feet above  sea level.  Secondly ��������� These claims are bounded  on'ttie north, east,-south and west by  : active glaciers, aud are only suitable for  '^ord~storag^pVfpose"sor"summer" resorts,"  and even for. these purposes considerable,  money would have to be spent in developing a trade, as vegetables, meats and  other perishable goods would have to be  packed overland, on. account of the excessive freight rates now exacted by the  C.P.R.  Thirdly���������The vein matter at the bottom of the deepest workings; a shaft  (seven, feet)1 will not, in Mr. Hughes'  opiniou, give an average-assay of $12,800  to tbe ton, and the ore, though called a  telluride, more nearly resembles a'free  milling pyrrhotite, plumbic, gasoline  composition, such as is found in Nelson,  Qaartz Creek, Rossland and Water Cress  mining districts, bearing no semblance  whatever to Cripple Creek or Klondyke  rock..  After failing to secure these claims at  his own figure, Mr. Hughes, accompanied by a guide, omade an ascent of the  mountain to the mother lode' of the  northern glacier.  HUGHES MADE-FOUK LOCATIONS.  Here lie located, after many hardships  and hair-breadth escapes, three square,  life-sized claims,- upon which he hud  found"cropping through the ice, a large,  clearly defined, true fissure quartz vein,  from 15 to 25 feet in width, and God ouly  knows bow deep. "       - *  Average samples of thi3 " vein "were  taken, great care being observed that no  salting was done, and the same submitted  to Mr. McKillop, the well known assayer  of Nelson, B. C,  Tbe following were the results of the  analyses: Sample No. 1; Gold, no  ' trace; copper, no'trace; Silver, no trace.  Sample No. 2; Gold, no trace; copper,  no trace;.6ilyer, no trace. Charge, $7,50.  j Mr. Hughes and tbe treasurer conclud-  [fed that it - would not be advisable to  stake any extension this fall:  Timber for mining purposes would not  ' be available here, as the timber line is  five miles away, in a vertical direction.  Another drawbrck to profitable mining  on Gainer creek is the sbortfess of the  season, that is, the summer season, which  ilasts but four days (as far back as tradition goes), viz., from July 1 to July 4.  THE   FINANCIAL  KEPOItT.  j Of the funds handed to Mr.  Hughes,  5, there remained for a short time, on  his return to Nelson, the sum of $1.65.  This sum was almost immediately invested in purchasing stimulants for the  resucitation of Mr. Hughes, who was in a  deplorably nervous, parched and weak  condition from the hardships of his trip.  From the foregoing, report, it is obvious that in order to maintain the fair  name of the company, an immediate assessment of $2.50 per share be levied for  the purpose of liquidating the bill for  assaying. Respectfully submitted,  Heotob McRae,  Secretary-Treasurer.  Nelson, Sept. 21,1897.  END OF THE WORLD IS NEAR.  Startling Theory Discussed by nn Eminent  ^ Scientist.  "A new planet may at any instant  break away from the sun, and the terrific  explosion' 'which will necessarily accompany this breaking away will produce a  great disturbance ofthe entire universe,  but particularly of the eartb, perhaps  completely smashing it, and surely destroying all animal life on earth as well  as in the waters," says Professor Severi-  nus J. Corrigan, director of the Goodsell  Observatory, Carleton University.    .  "The results of my investigation on this  subject indicate tbat the earth is closely  approaching a critical epoch iu its career; yet the day or the hour of the visitation 'no man knowelh,' but theso  results have convinced me that it is imminent.   Look to the suu.  "Neither is this tremenduoua disturbance of earth und the destruction of all  life upou i.s completely unprecedented.  "A similar detachment of.solar matter  by the same means is kuown by scien-'  tists to have occurred 23,090,000 yearj  ago, a period simultaneous with the  palaeozoic age, at wlvch time all animal  and vegetable life theu existing on the  face of the earth was completely crushed  out."  The attention of the nstionomers  throughout tbe world has lately been  directed to the appearance of extraordinary spots on the sun. This is probably  the most portentious natural phenomenon which has been observed during the  recent history of man.  Itis watched by men of science with  equal wonder and alarm, for they have  no kuowledga of any appearance of a  similar character. . Naturally there have  been many speculations as to iU nature.  Professor Severinus' J. Corrigan, one  of the most eminent astronomers in th s  country, director of the Goodsell Ob:  servatoiy at Carllou University, of  Minnesota, has reached a conclusion con  cerniu^' tbe nature of the process how  taking place on tho surface of the sun. ���������  He concludes that it is nothing less  than the creation of a new - planet' which  will certainly entail a'fearful"disturbance  to the earth, and possibly the destruction  of all life upon it.  Here it is well" to compare the conclusion of Professor Corrigan- with certain words in the Eighth Chapter [of the  Revelalionsof St; John, which seem to  describe the event now foretold by  science.  The tenth verse of the eighth chapter  reads:  "And the' third angel sounded, and  there fell a great star from Heaven, burning, as it were, a lamp, and it fell upon  the third part of the rivers and upon the  fountains_df waters."   "     -"7���������~���������~~  The chapter goes on to describe-in  dreadful prophetic language a convulsion of the' universe, which is apparently  the creation of" a new,,planet, from the  sun and the consequent partial destruction of tbo earth.  The enormous size of the sun spots is  one reason which leads Professor Corrigan to the conclusion that they are really  a hew planet in the coarse of evolution.  Matter is continually given off by the  sun, but, being comparatively small in  quantity, is dispersed through space.  - In this case, however, there is a mighty,  globular mass of matter, which is- about  to, or has already separated from the  sun, and' which, having weight arid cohesion, will tend to acquire an orbit for  itself around the sun like the other  planets.  The unusual conditions of the weather  which hare prevailed this summer are  among the far-reaching consequences of  the sun spots.  When the new planet leaves its parent  the want of -sufficient space must necessarily result in great disturbance. "Between the interloper and one or other of  the. existing planets there will be a col-,  lision.  Even if the earth does not come in direct contact with the runaway,' as seems  inevitable, the effects, of the nearby collision will be'tremendous and inconceivable.       '   & .." '  ROOMS!   ROOMS!  At the Baravia Block.,  Furnished Rooms by the day, week  or month, with all modern improvements, next door to fruit fair building-, 117 Post street, bet. Riverside  and. Main. !  . MRS.  GEO.  H. WOODS,  762 Spokane, Wash.  BRICK.  AVe have plenty of Brick in Nelson,  re:uly for immediate delivery. Apply  at office of * 747  T, G. PROCTER,      Baker street.  ForBestValueln    ��������� 1  ���������^Blank Books  ���������^Writing Pads  C>Letter Books  ���������^Office Supplies  C^Mining Laws  #XJopying Presses  C^Empire Typewriter  Thomson Stationery Co-. Ltd.  362 NELSON, B. C.  Do You Want a Home?  $550���������A cosy little cottage and two  choice lots situate in Hume Addition,  ground all cleared for lawn or garden.  Grand view of the lake. Terms���������  Apply at office of  ;.    - T. G. PROCTER,  747. Baker street, Nelson,  W. A. JOWETT  MIMING and  Real Estate  Broker...  NELSON  \, 13. C.  Has  for  imm  cdi  ite sale���������  Lots  17  and  18,  Block   10,  Nelson  ii  6  11  7>  it      , -  ii-  a  19  '"     66,  ii  The  above are unimprov  ed.  Also Lot 4, Block 12, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block, rented  for $65 per month.  ������ A   Good  Investment.  T.G. PROCTER,  Real Estate 1 Mines,  BAKER STREET,  Nelson,       -       -        B. C.  5 doors west of Bank ot Montreal, P. O. Box 2-29.  OFFICE OF THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Ld..  -AND-  Balfour Brick Yard Co.  Owners of property in Nelson should send in  a list of their lots for tale, as I have customers  ready to purchaso Nelson property at a reasonable figure. 716  Of  1  , IN THE  Scavenger Business.  * Having purchased the Scavenger  Business of Mr. G. H. Owen, we  respectfully request a continuance of  the ^patronage heretofore extended  to Mr. Owen, and will guarantee to  both old and new patrons  Entire Satisfaction.  m  EAGLESS & NELSON.  NOTICE.  IS HEREBY given that sixty days aftor date,  ' I shall apply to the Chief Commissioner  of- Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described land, situate  near the south end of Kootenay lake:  ConiriienoinR at the northwest corner of Lot  883. G. 1, Kaslo and Slocan Ky land, thence  east 10 chains, thence north 10 chains, thence  west 10 chains, thence norlh 20 chains,' thence  west 10 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 10 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence  west to thc shore of Kootenay lake, thence following the shore of said lake to point of commencement, containing <>'0 acres more or less.  .   (Signed)   . A. St. G. HAMERSLEY.  West Kootenay, 30th August,-1897. 753  CALIFORNIA MINfiRAL CLAIM.  Situate in the Nelson Mixing'Division of  West Kooten'a ay av District. Whekk  Located���������On- the Nonm Slope ok Toad  Mountain-, adjoining tiie Exchequer  Mineral Claim.  rp AKE NOTICE that T, J. M.McGregor.acting  ������. as agent, for P. Cherbo. Free Miners Certificate No. 78130, intend, sixty days from tho  day hereof, to- apply to the Mining Recorder  for a certificate of iinprovements, for the purpose of obtaining-a Crown want of the above  claim. '. - ���������    ���������  Ar d further, take notico that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  J. M. MCGREGOR.  Dated this 20th day of July, 1897 709  NEW STORE  ^iteTO THE PUBLICN^  ; VVe understand that heretofore a great miny people have been sending to Toronto for goods. It is our intention to sell goods at such  small, profits that it will be - unnecssary to do this in the future. We  carry a full line of  Dry Goods, Clothing, Boots  and  Shoes,  Hats, Caps.,. House Furnishings, etc.    -CALL AND SEE OUR BARGAINS,-  A. FERLAND & CO.  ELLIOT BRICK BLOCK,  Baker Street.  715  Gall, and-see the.  Aberden Stoves  And Ranges   AT THE���������  NELSON  HARDWARE  CO.  '*-  **  A Complete Assortment of. Table .and Pocket" Cutlery, Granite  733 and Tin Ware, etc.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  -A-iNMD   SOO   PACIFIC    LUSTE.  . The most direct route to  AH Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  W  -IK  K  X3J^.XJL.S:   SEBVICB  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your designation without change. - ������  THE ONLY LINE-  '   " Operating Tourist   Cars to Toronto,  Montreal  . and  Boston without change.      Also   Through  Tourist Cars to St. Paul daily.  Magnificent Sleepers and Dining Cars on all Trains  Trains leave Nelson daily for the North except Sundays and for the  South daily except Mondays. . Call on nearest agent and procure an Annotated Guide, which gives full information.  For Tickets arid full particulars as to rate?, time, etc., applv to Dearest C. P. R.  aceDt or to GEO. S. BEEU, Ticket Agent, Nelson.  II. M, McGREUOK. , B. J. COYLE,  Traveling Pass. Agt., Kelson. Dist. Pass. Agt.Vancouver  Heintzman Pianos.  If yon want a rich toned Heintzman,  write to . ��������� H. N. Cousieb,  G45 ' Revelstoke.  NOTICE,  ADDITION A.  The lots owned by the uri-  dersigneckin District Lot 150  (Addition SA). are. temporarily  withdrawn from sale, pending  readjustment of prices.  Nelson, 15th Sept., 1897.  760 '        F. C. INNES.  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  6    PASSENGER    fi  v TRAINS U  .    EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  ON thk  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT;  Hun made in one hour.  Xo. G leaves Rossland at 7 a. m. Connects in  the morning with stcamei at Trail.  No. 3 leaves Trail at 8:15 a. m. Connect? at  liossland with lied Montain train for Spokane.  No. 2 leaves Rossland at 3:00 p. in. Connects  with C. P. K. main line steamers for tho  north at Trail.  No. 1 leaves Trail nt 12:30 p. in. Connects with  C. P. 11. main lino steamers from the north  " at, Trail.  No. 4 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. ni. Conner! s  with Red Mouiilnin train from ������pokai>cat  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:45 p. m. Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail...  General Offices: V. P. G UTELIUS.  Trail B. C.    . ,   General Supt,  DIRECT   &OUTE  ���������to:���������  FORT STEEL MINS,  NELSON and LAKD0  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Mond.iy 10th May, 1S97,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, U C,  every Monday and Thursday at !> a. in. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on- Tuesdays *nd Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Eastern and  Western Points. ���������  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry nt  i a. m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so ns to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.  This route is the most direct for thc Fort  Steele Jlining Camp and makes close connections at Bonner's Ferry with the Upper Kootenay River steamers.  First-class Passenger and Freight accommodations. . , 037  Going East?  If you are  Do not Forget  Tlree Iiportant Points..  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point will afford you the  best service.  ' SECOND���������See that tbe coupon beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wiscousin Central  because that Hoe makes the closest connections with all the trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, nnd  its service is first-class iu every particulur  .THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  ageut, and ask for a ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address  Jas. C. Pond,  Gen. Pas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  Wisconsin.  ' or G ko~1 S. Batty,  General Agent,  246 Stark St.-  (570) Portland, Or  ���������; anil Trading: Co., M.  Steamers  "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake . - ".  1 and River.  Time  Card  in effect Oct.  1st, 1S97.    Subject  to change without notice."  Five Mile Point connection-with all passenger  trains of .V. & K. S. 11.11. lo and from  Northport, Rossland and  . Spokane.  Ticket sold and baggage checked to U. S. points  Leave Kaslo for Nelson and way points,' daily  except Sundays. 5:15 a. in.   Arrive Northport  12:15 p.m.: Rossland 3:10 p. in.:  Spokane t! p. m.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo and way points, daily  except Sundays. 5:15 p. in. "Leaving Spokane 8  u. in; Rowland 10:30 a. in.;  Northport 1:50 p. in.  New Service on Kootenay Lake.  Leave NeNon for Kaslo, etc., Tues., Wed..  Thurs., Fri.. Sat., S:30 a. in. Arrive Kaslo 12:30  j). in. Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon..  Tues., AVcd.. Thurs., Fri., 1:00 i>. in. Arrive  Nelson 8.00 p. m..  Bonnet's Ferry and Kootenay Kiver Service.  "Leave Kaslo, Saturday.    4:00 p. m.  Arrive Boundary. Sunday < Midnight  Arrive Uonncr's Ferry, Sunday  10:30 a. in.  Leave Bonner's Ferry, Sunday, 1:00 p. in.  Arrive Boundary. Sunday, , 5:00 p. in.  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday .' 10:00 p. in.  Closo connection at Honner's Ferry with  trains Kast bound, leaving Spokane 7:10 a. m.  and AVest hound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in.  *The Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Kaslo, B. C, 1st Oct., 1897.  34 . GEO. ALEXANDER Gen'i Mgr.  ATLANTIC  Steamship Lines  Numidian���������Allan Line    Carthaginian ���������.Allan Line...  .Scotsman���������Dominion Line..  Labrador���������Dominion Line...  Lake Huron���������Beaver Line..  Lake Ontario���������Heaver Line.  From Montreal.   OU. 2   Oct. 9   .Oct. 2   i. Oct.^'J   Oct. 6   Oct. 13  From New A'ork.   Oct. 13  ....Oct. 20  ... Oct.20  TIME  CARD.  Subject to change without notice.  I'HAtXS   HUJf  ON  l'ACIKIC STANDAKD   TIME.  Going West.  Leave 8.00 a.m.  " &36 a. m.  " 9.38 a. m.  " 9.51a, m.  " 10.03 a. m.  " 10.18 a. m.  10.38 a. m.  10.50 a. m.  Daily  Kaslo  Going Kast.  Arrive 3.50 ]  Are.     p.m.  South Fork " 3.15 p.m.  Sproule's ������������������    , 2.15 p.m.^  Whitewater " 2.00 p.m.  Bear Lako " 1.48 p.m.  McGuigan "      1.33 p m.  Cody Junction    "      1.12 p.m.  Sandon Leave   1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  Teutonic���������White Star Line   Brittianic���������AVhitc Star Line   Paris���������American  Line    St. Paul���������American Line -...Oct. 6  Campania���������Cunard Line .��������� Oct. 30  Lucania���������Cuimrd  Line j Oct- IC  Mongolian���������Allan State Line OcL 15  State of Nebraska���������Allan State Line Oct- 1  Fric-land���������I ted Star Line Oct. 33  Ken.-ington���������Red -Star Line ...X :.Oct.20  Cabin. Si.">, ?.%', SW. ������70. SiSO and upward.-*.  Intermediate. -530 and upwards.  Steerage. $������i.5U and -upwards.  l'as-f n^ei-s ticketed through to all points in  Great Uritain or Ireland, arid at specially low  rates to all parts of the Kuropean continent.  Prepaid |A*aias arranged from all points.  Anplv   to  GKO.   t?.   MKEIt,   C.P.1S.   Ticket;  Age'nt.*Ncl--on. or to.     WILLIAM ST1TT.  (554!   General Agent. C.P.K. Offices. AVInnipcg. i  Leave 11.00a.m. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. m. Cody  Arrive 11.45 a. ni.  Leave 11.25 a. m.  For  rates and information   rpply at the  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVINOr���������~-GKO. F. COPELAND.  1611 G. F. & P. \, Superintendent.  M0RTHERN  1\    PACIFIC RY.  THE FAST LINE  SUPERIOR SERVICE  THROUGH   TICKETS  TO  , all points in the  United States and Canada  Direct Connection with the Spokane Falls and-Northern Ry.  SPOKANE TRAINS  No. 1 West, depart .8:25 p. m.  No. 2 East,*...       "       ... .7:00 a. in.  Tickets to Japan and China via. Tacoma and Noi-lhcm Pacific  _ S. S. Company.  For information, time. cards, iin.-ips  and tickets apply to agents of the S. V.  & N. and its connections, or  F. D. CJBBS, .  General Ageut.  SPOKANE, AVASlf.  -011-  A. D. OHAKLTON,  .    ������.    Asst. Cenl. I'hrs. Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  Poi'tlniKl, Oregon.  K3T Write for new map of thecKoote-  nay country.       " 531  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   MADE   IT  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  It IslUeJIost .Vmlcrn In Equipment.  It It tbe Heaviest Hailed tine.  It lias a Ueck-UiillitKt Bomlbol.  II Crossed Sio SouU Iteiwrrtx.  It In tbe Only live Banning  Luxurious  Clab Koom Van.  It ������������������ flotcU for tbe t'ourtexy of It* Employe*.  It In tbe Only liue Serving Meal* on tbe  a la Carte  rial.  THROUGH    THE  GRANDEST      SCENERY  IN AMERICA BY DAYLIGHT.  Attractive Tours during Season of  Navigation on Great Lakes via Duluth in  connection with Magnificent Passenger  Steamers Northwest and Northland.  For maps,' tickets and complete infotmation  call on or address Agents, K. & S. l\y., C. & K.  S." -NavrcoTNras 'l\rS.-ny.-r or���������:������������������=���������<-*���������  C. ������. IHA'OJi, General Agent. %  " Spokane, Walk.  V. I. WUIT.VKV, ������. I*. * T. A..  ail , St: fanl. Minn.  Spokane Falls <fc  Northern Rfy.  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y*  Red Mountain R'y.  The only all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Eossland and  Spokane and Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.10 a.m". NELSON Arrive 5-45 p.m.  ���������'    11:00."   EOSSL'i)    "    3:40   " ���������  -. "    8-00 a.m. SPOKANE - "    6-40 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle River and Boundary Creek,connect nt Marcus withStage  Daily.  DIM  Shortest and Quickest  Route to  CoeuiM Alene .mines. Palonse, Lewis-  ton, Walla Walla. Hakei- City .Mines,  I'ortland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  gold mines ;iixl all points .Kast and  South. Only line Kast via Salt Lake  and Denver" Stoamer tickt-ts to Europe and other foreign countries.  J.EAVK  :I5 p. m.  Daily  :l.j a. m.  Daily  SltJKJXlJTIMK SCHEDULE j  AKIIIVK  Fast Mail��������� Walla Wnlla \. ,.  I'ortland.' ^-m Franci-co i':v! *h rn'  Haker City and the ca^t.  j    IJa"y  Local Mail���������Coeur d'I  Alene". f-"a.-inii<Kton.Gar- j C:15 p. m..  tield. Uolfes.l "ullman and       Daily  Moscow.           i  For through tickets and father information  apply at O. K & X. f-'o.'.- office.  130 Kiversidc avenue.   I ~$) Ea*t Colnmlla ave  Spokane. 'Wa.-h.      1        Kos.-dand. B. C.  LCami-hkll. H.M. Adams.  General A^'iil.        i Trav. V. and 1\ Acent.  "W. II. HimjiuHT. General Pa^*. Agent,  661 Portland. Oregon.   ������ l'HE MINER, NELSON, B. C.,' SATURDAY, SE.PT. 25, 1897.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Where no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of SI is to be understood.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOR 1897 UP TODATE.  Xelson.  Sept 16-  Littlo Klla, Tillle, Fort Sheppard, Homestake  - ���������Settlement of disputes and transfer A- Home-  stakc, J Westgate and K Peters to E Cole.  Arnold-C Arnold to E H Hughes, i, ������100.  Sept 17���������  LaUoview���������T B Garrison to J II Graham, !s.  Monterey���������D E Grobo to XV F Hull.  Triangle Fraction���������B Hodge and C XV Riley  to the Athabasca G M Co.  Sept 18-  Granitc���������J V Swcdbcrg and J W Johnson Lo  Andrew Jensen, $510 Oct 17, 18.07; 81,000 Jan 17,  1SUS; ?6,000 April 17, 1808; ������5,000 July 17, 18US;  *5,000 Oct 17, IFflS; *5,000 Jan 17, 1899; *5,4G0  March 17,1899. , _- n  Sept 21-  Jay���������E J Roberts to B XV Bowen, J.  Spokane Belle, Jay���������B W Bowen to A V  Downs, J.  Quebec���������E Lcvesque to N Ranger, 1, $100.  White Lilly���������N Ranger to E Lcvesque, i, ?10O.  Olive Beaton���������J M Beaton to A N Johnson, J.  Sept la-  Tom Thumb���������R C McDonald to II Varkcr.  . J, $300.  Same���������Helen Varkcr to R C McDonald, >},  $200.  Orinoco���������S Plcff to J- McLaren, ������175.  Grizzly Bear���������H Calhoun to G E Corbould, i.  Kaslo.  Sept 15���������  Sybil-Melton Mo watt to S P Becler, *.-  Standard and Total Wreck���������Seized by Deputy Sheriff Nelson.  Nellie���������J Hetherington to J LaMoure. J.  Nellie���������J Hetherington to S A Scribner, i.  Sept 16���������  Lucky Hit���������W Warner to G Koons, $500.  Carriboo���������J B Sargent to London M Co. $100.  Sept 17- " ' .  Granite and Little Diamond -II E Porter to  L Larson, $5.  ' Tacoma���������J Christenson to R Slade.   .  Sept 18-  Charleston���������J A Mitchell to Charleston M'g  Co, $1 and 100,000 shares of stock.  Sept 20-  -   Bob Tail and Clerado-J Wright to XV Crawford, J.  Clerado and You   Like���������J   Wright to R  . James, J.  Sept 21���������  Bi-Metallic���������W Stewart to M J Mahoney.  Fair Play���������Guy Reedcr to J C Marsh.  Lake View���������J M Martin to Jay P Graves and  Mose Oppenheimer, J.  Louise���������M McKenzie to Ida McKenzie,     =  Slocan City.  Sept8-     <--   '��������� .  Charming Widojv���������Jackson Radcliffe to KB  Dunlop. ���������  Septa- .. ,..  Orillo���������C F Nelson to Thos Reid, J.  Same- RM Covington to Thos Reid, J.  Humming Bird���������Wm McLeod to H Sinkbam,  Dohancl, Thos Sproat.    -        '    '      '     ,   *  Sept 12-  Butte���������Jos Knonlski to E J Robie.  Sept 11���������  ' Snow Storm���������N E Holmgren to Martin Mark-  eson, i.  Hopcdall���������S J Collins to Sam New wonder, ������.  Silver Bow���������J A Foley to Henry dc Pencicr, ������.  Silver Bow���������Jas McCarthy to J A Foley, J. '  Xcw Denver.  Sept 16-  Noonday 1-10, Fourth of July 1-10, and Gray  Eagle 1-5���������Geo E MilUgan to Byron N White.  Jungler���������John Vallance to W L Smith, i,  ;   Christie Fraction���������M McWilliams to F L  Christie, ������.  Sept 17���������   ...  Copper Kiiig���������R S Bean to Wm R Beattie, 1.  Sept 18- -   '  Apio���������Kate Terril to Robt Jones, j.  Sept 20- .,  ���������Morning Sun���������BM Walton to Tbo Byron N  White Co, $200. o  NEW LOCATIONS.  -��������� OEE EXPOBTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo 23.0SC  Slocan via Nakusp   lOitO  liossland via Northport 9,327*}  Kossland via Nelson      52  Tons  30,535}  Total Value:  Through Nelson Custom House $ 2,171,291.16  Ucelstoke (NaKiisp)... 421.S36.C5  t _- ��������� . ���������.    ���������_.  / 2,599.130.81  Average valuo per ton, $71,131  Mining News.  PKODUCKOK SMKLTKKS.  (Shipped)  TONS  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte I������i7  Trail Smelter Matte 41UI  liull  Total value, ������2.902,987.91  "     "   of oroandmaUcexported, $5,5o2,U8.i2  ORE  SHIPMENTS.  Ucturnit Since Last Meek.  VIA   KASLO.  Payne Mine to Pueblo, Col   Washington to Omaha -  Noble Five "    Whitewater to Everett   Rambler to Taboma   Great Western to Aurora   Ruth to Everett   Slocan Boy to Pueblo   Antoine to Aurora   Ajax to Omaha   350  .. 16  50  112  15  37  15  15  50  15  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  705  Total value. S71.GS2.  Average value por ton, $105.93  MATTE AND BULLION.  (Shipped.)  Trail Smelter [Matte]     60  Hall Mines (Matte)    200^  260  Total Value $113,153.82  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NEW YOKK.  20      21      22        23  .59J...59J...59i....58i.  Sept.-  SlLVER  (Bar)  Lead 4.00..1.00...4.00..1.00  Exchange $U2fr @ ������1.37i.  24..  .56?  .1.00  THE TENNESSEE. CLAIM-  Secretary Clcvcrslcy Ik IMeascd With the  Showing Made,  Secretary E. W.' Cleversley, of the  Hamilton-Rossland Gold Mining Co.,  has returned from a trip of, inspection  to tlie Tennessee group at Ymir and  states that he is pleased with thc  showing made hy the property. He  says that values are improving with  eyecy.foot gained and every,shot revealed a higher grade of ore. The  shaft on the 8-foot ledge is down 77  feet and the presentcontract will carry  it down to a total depth of about 100  feet. Assays ranging from $9 to 828,  the principal value being gold, have  been obtained.  When the tunnel was being run it  was carried through another lead 17  feet in width and about 40 feet below  the S-foot ledge, upon which the men  are now working. The' 17-foot ledge  is supposed to be the main lead and is  composed of decomposed quartz carrying considerable gold. It is the intention of the compauy to tunnel back  from the 8-foot ledge, through the  larger body of ore and come out on the  side of the mountain 45 feet below the  present tunnel.  Nrlaon.  Sept 10-  ���������_   Lawrence���������D J Steele, e fk 19_ck.  Cracker Jack���������Same near hd samo.  Sept 17���������. ''",-'  Tip Top-G Walker, hd Wild Horse ck.   Cliinax���������K.Gilchrist,.l.mi_up.7-mLck ������������������~-^~~7  Sept 18-  - Cypress���������M A Greenhill, hd Boulder ck.  Rosslander��������� J S Ingram, 1 mi e Salmon rim  s Porcupine ck.  Billy Goat���������W T Mitchell", same.  ��������� Canada���������J Decelle, 5 mi fni Columbia r, on  divide bet Gray Granite and Pass cks.  Rapid���������M S Arthur, 1,500 feet west Kootenay  crossing, on C &-K.  Sept 20��������� '., . ,   '     ,  Clondyke���������M Garrity, 2 mi up 1st s fk Rover  creek,1' l   t -'  Standard���������D O'Leary, game.  - V R���������K Ronnie, n fk Salmon r, nr Greenhorn  springs. - , J -:  ���������   Princess No 1���������F L Merriam, hd whiskey ck.  Judy-U W Kcech, C W Graham, Big Bald  int, hd w fk of n fk Salmon r.  Pass���������G Birtsch, bet Boulder and 5 mi cks.  Klondike���������S Nelson, 2 mi up ck, 2 mi n Hall  siding, formerly Red Cap'.'  Reciprocity���������T Livingston, same.  Spurgin���������J Anderson, same.  St Thomas���������J.Walker, 1 mi c Salmon r, lj mi  s Porcupine ck. r  Hope���������It K Hope; 21 mi up 6 mi ck.  Wcntworth���������J,W Millard, same.  Lewiston���������John A Turner, I mi up w s Wolf  ck fm Sheep ck.   .  Burlington���������W Waldie, same.  Bessie���������T Todd, H mi n and 0 mi up 7 mi ck.  Rheta-^E Todd, same.       u    . <���������  Sept 21��������� - -  Morning Star���������L "Ottoson, li mi n Fern mine  mill.  Enterprise���������R J Turnbull, same.  Star���������XV G H Belt, Porcupine ck, 1 mi above  forks.  ��������� *  ��������� Treadwell���������A A McKenxic, opp mouth Slocan r.  Ballarat���������It Carkect, 1} mi s e Nelson, ext  Melbourne. ������  '  Klondyke���������F Bard, i mi up Hall ck.  Klondike���������J M Beaton, W E Lindsay, Wild  Horse ck, 3 mi fm N&FS R, formerly Mammoth Gold.  Scpfc 22���������  -    Hidden Wealth���������J G Irving, Wild Horso ck,  11 mi fm Ymir.  Star Pointer���������O K Bonn, Ben Hassen mt, adj  West Derby.  Sun Shine���������P Sagcr, n fk Salmon r. adj Good  Eye.  Nancy C���������J Campbell, tame.  Ardcer���������It S Lyon, C Marshall, e slope Toad  mt, 1000 ft w Cottonwocd lake.  Ilusholmc���������Same. fame.  Corean���������D Cameron, s fk Porcupine ck, 6 mi  cN&FSR.  Hope���������J Tyner. 11 mi up n fk Salmon r.  Mr. J. A. Mara has returned from a  trip to the Abbot group in the Lardeau  district and says that he is very much  pleased with what he saw. lie chsracter-  ���������. izes the strike on that property as wonderful and states that in one place he  found the ledge to be over  3 feet wide.  An Illegal Bill orsalc.  . The case of C. M. AVilson vs. the  Kootenai Water Supply Co., came up  before Mr. Justice Drake last Tuesday  onjijn(^io^o^^aside_aii.ill_of--saJ&  of the company's property at the Pend  d' Oreille river, on the grounds that it  was made fraudulently and with intent to defeat and delay the creditors.  Judgment for the plaintiff was rendered and the bill of sale was ordered  produced in1 court for cancellation.  It appears that the company,5 seme  time ago, put in an expensive plant at  Seven Mile point on the Pend d' Oreille  for the purpose of gold sluicing and in  all spent $80,000 in water,, wheels,  motors etc After they had done a  season's work a clean up was made  which yielded $158 and a few odd  cents. .It was necessary to raise money  to pay the men and this was done by  a note, endorsed by George Archer.  The bill of sale was given to Archer as  a collateral security.    .  The Blue Bell mine, owned by Benjamin Green and near Illeeillewaet is  working four or five men. It is said  to be showing up well under development and assays give 150 ounces in  silver.  Mr. H. It. Bellamy has sent a party  out to thc Ormand claim on Wild  Horse creek to open it up .and see what  results depth will give. The ledge is  large and well defined and gave an nf ���������  say of $10 in gold on the surface.  Walter Scott, manager for a Hamilton, Ont., company is working a number of claims at the head of Fish creek  in the neighborhood of Illccillewaet  and assays have been obtained showing from 150 to 200 ounces in silver.  Tt is reported that the party that  went to Forty Nine creek last week  for the purpose of taking up placer  ground above the Nelson Hydraulic  works, has found pay dirt in ��������� an old  shaft and that $2 were taken from  two pans.  The third annual meeting of the  Northwest Mining Association will be.  held in Spokane' on October 7, 8 and 9  and a large attendance is looked for.  Leading subjects pertaining to mining  will be discussed and each member will  be given an opportunity to be-;he;vrd,v  It is reported that J. Fred Ritchie  Link Davenport and Hector McRae,  owners of the Poarmun mine on Tingle  creek, have sold a one-half interest to  Messrs. Needham and Woolfson of England. The figures cannot be learnedbut  report places them $100,000.. The, mine  at present is not working.  Reports from Hall creek are to the  effect that the- placer mines on that  stream are turning out remarkably  well and a number of men, both white  and chinamen, are making good wages  there. * Recently some very, coarse  gold has heen taken and shows nuggets of 50, CO and 70 cents. It is stated  that nearly all the available ground  has been taken up.  Mr. A. Williams, M. P. P., a barrister  of Vancouver, was in Nelson duriog the  early part of the week, and visited some  properties on Forty-nine creek"- in which  he is interested. He is one of the pricc'-  pal members of the opposition. and in  the event of the Turner, government  being defeated, he will undoubtedly be  the future attorney-general.      :  ..:...  W. S. Lyon and C. Marshall report  a strike of some importance. 1,000 feet  west of Cottonwood lake'.' Thfty rer  corded the claims this week under the  names of Ardeer. & Rusholm.\ The  ledge is said to show -a width- of 14  inches on the surface and samples  taken at a depth of six feet contain a  large proportion of peacock copper.  No assays have yet been obtained.  The wagon road froiii the" Ymir  mine co the railroad. has been nearly  comp.leted. It is finely constructed  and will be suitable for all teaming to  and from the mine. New buildings  are being erected at the mine for the  accommodation of a large number of  men. Up to the present time,., about  20 men have been employed;, in the  mine but it is proposed to largely, increase this number. A large, amount  of ore is on the dump but this will no������  Companies.  No.' of  Shares  Par  Valuo  Price.  NELSON.  Hall Mines   Exchequer   BOSSLAND.  Alberta   Beaver   Big Three   Butte   Brit. Can. Goldfields  B. C. Gold King...  Bluebird    Bruce   Caledonia Con   California   c.&c:   Celtic Queen ���������  Centre Star   Colonna i...  Commander.    Crown Point   Deer Park   Dclacola   Delaware   Eastern Star   Enterprise .,   Erie   Evening Star   Georgia   Gertrude   Giant   Golden Drip   Golden Queen   Great Western   Hattie Brown   Helen   High Ore   Homestake   Idaho   Imperial   Iron Horso   Iron Mask   IXL   independent    Josie   Jumbo   Knight Templar...  Kootcnay-London .  LeKoit   Lily May..'....:'   Mayflower   Monita   Morito Cristo   Morning Star:'.'/.'.  Nest Egg :..-.  Northern Belle   .Novelty ::....'...  O.K   Palo AIU).,.   Phoenix   Poorman   Red Mountain-view  R. E. Lee   Red Point   Rochester   Rossland, Red Mt..  Rossland Star.   St. Elmo-   St Paul   Silverine   Sou'n Cross & W con  Sultana   Trail Mining Co.  Union   Virginia   War Eaglet   West LeRoi   White Bear   .Young British Am'n  AINSWORTH,  Dellie.   Ellen   BOUNDARY.  Old Ironsides....  CAMP   MCKINNEY,  .Cariboot.-   REVELSTOKE.  Orphan Boy.   SLOCAN.-  Alamo.   Cumberland ,  Dardanelles   Grey Eagle...'.   Idler   Kootenay-Columbia  Minnesota   Noble Five Con..  Rambler Con   Reco   Slocan Star   Sunshine...'   Wonderful..!'....  Washington   ���������   -1 NORTHPORT. -  Red Top...  .....  Soo, ooo  l,ooo,ooo  1,000,000  75o,ooo  3,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  2,5oo,ooo  1,000,000  ; (ioo.ooo  1,000,000  500,000  2,500,000  500,000  700,000  500,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,500,000  .500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  2,500,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  600,000  500,000  1.000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  500,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  7oo,ood  000,000  500,000  1,000,000  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  75o,ooo  1,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  000,000  1,000,000  1,000,030  1,000,000  1,000.000  500,000  500,000  1,000,000  2,000  Cop.ooo  500,000  500,000  500,000  2,000,000  1,000,000  750,000  1,000,000  1,000,000  ' 800,00c  "00,000  500.00c  50,00c"  1,000,00c  75o,ooc  1,000,000  loo  1,000,00c  1.2oo,ooc  1,000,00c  1,000,00c  1,000,00c  50,000  1.000,000  1,000,00c  1,000,00c  1  1 OO  1 00  . 1 00  1 OO  1 00  1 00  1 OO  1 00  lfoo  '. 1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  loo  1 OO  1 OO  1 00  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  "1 OO  1 OO  1 OO  - 1 OO  1 OO  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  . 5 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ' 1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ��������� 1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1  Of  1 00  1 uo  1 00  ,.   1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  ������1 12s  JO 10  0 17  0 17,  0 09  0 Oii  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 05  0 051  0 05  0 22  0 15  0 16  0 16}  0 01^  0 12  0 091  0 20  0 03  0 !U-  0 16  0 8  0 15  0 15  0 16  0 20  0 11  0 7  0 4  0 01  0 07J  0 lob  0 30  ��������� 12A  0 00  OLO  0 5u  0 5i  0 10  800  ���������0 12  0 13}  0 19  124  0 05}  0 08  0 10  0 2  001  0 09  0 10  0 05V  0 10  0 12}  0 10  020  0 15  0 05}  0 10  0 05  0 20  0 10  000  0 11  0 20  0 10  0 06}  Oil  0   7}  0'06J  0 17  0 08  RIGHT GOODS  AND  RIGHT PRICES  Well Selected Diamonds, Pearls and Opals]  In Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, etc.  NEW ASSORTMENT OF SILVERWARE    <������>  <g>   ������   ALL WATCH REPAIRING GUARANTEE]  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson, B. C.  Joseph A- Sag Ward  LUMBER! LUMBERIII  All, kinds, of Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber,!  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  ������������������      PROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.)  WRITE FOR PRICES. ���������'   ���������   ,  *r PILOT BAY, B.Cl  C. E. MALLETTE & CO.  Wholesale and Betail Dealers in  1 00  lo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  loo 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  1 00  5o  lo 00  l 00  1 00  1 00  0 16  0 15  0 22  038  1 75  2 75  0 m  027  010  Hay, GramfPeed& Produce  h and Dressed Lumber  Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  NELSON, B. C:  Premises Lately-Occupied bv  A. McDonald & Co. .  (707)  ���������Dividends paid to date are as follows: Le  Roi, $525,000; War Eagle, $187,000; Cariboo,  $150,000; Idaho $152,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco $150,000: Rambler $10,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Five have also  paid dividends.  he moved for the present.  Change of Time.  Oa and after October 1, tlie steamer  Alberta will leave Kaslo at & p. m., both  on her ordinary day trip and od Saturday  afternoons' trips to Bonner's Ferrj\  "DEADWOOD MINERAL CLAIM.  Messrs. Voorbees <fe Davis will give an  instrumental and vocal entertainment in  tbe Carney block on Monday evening  under the auspices of the Ladies' Guild.  Tbe program will include selections on  the mandoline, guitar, baDJo and baDJeau-  rine. Eeeerved seats are on sale at Lamont & Pettingill's drug store.  Business Personals.  Situate in* the Nelson Mining Division of  ,  "West Kootenav District Where Located.���������Situate ; three   miles    from  Nelson on the   Hall   Mil*iff.'Waggon  -   Road and About One Mile South ok  j   Cottonwood 'Cheek,   Adjoining   the  "Hillside" Claim. .  r\ 'AfCE NOTICE that I. Francis Clarke Gani-  1 ble. acting as agent for Win.-Mooro,'Free  Miner's Certificate No. 77512. intend, sixty days  from the dato hereof, to apply lo .the Mining;  Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of tiie  above claim.  And further take notice tbat action", under  section 'A", must be commenced before- the  issuance of such certificate of Improvements.  F. C. GAMBLE. P. L. S.,  Ajtcnt for Wm. Moore.  Dated this 21th day of September, 1897.      765  LICENSES ACT-  I hereby give notice that thirty days after  the thirteenth day of September, A. D. 181)7,1  intend to apply to thc Government -Agent at  Nelson, in the West Kootenay Division, for a  transfer of my license, dated the ninth day of  March. A. D. 1897, to sell liquor by retail in the  premises known as the Northern hotel, situate  on lot 9 in block 4. in Salmo, in the district  aforesaid, from myself to Manuel S. Bitten-  court, of Salmo aforesaid, proprietor of the  said Northern hotel,  XV. T. BEADLES.  Dated at Saliuo, B. C, the 9th day of September. A. D. 1897. 759.  NELSON Up-to-Date  .. Beauty Parlors  No. IU Baiter Street, Up Stairs.-  Ladies Hair Dressing,  Manicuring nnd ITygenic Face Steaming  fi r removing all eruptions, etc.  of tlie skin.  First   Class   Dressmaking   (McDowell's  System), Perfect Fittiug and  Latest Fashions.  Mesdames GALBKA1TII  740  RICHARDSON,  Proprs.  KOOTENAY   LAK]  SAW HILL  Nelson  Office and  Yard]  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  A WORD^T*  TO THE WISE  Get prices from the  KASLO DRUG CO.  Before you buy your  752      Paints or Wall Paper  Do you want Type? Do you want Ink?  ' Do you want to (riMle Presses?  Do you want to trade Paper Cutter*?  Do you want anything in the Printing Machin  ery line?. If so write to  TORONTO TtTE FOUKUKV CO.   ,  669 530 Cnrrtova St., Vancouver, It. V.  Builders arc invited to inspect my  stock of Rougrh  and  Dressed  Lumber,   Shingles, Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  G> O. PUch������])ai|  413  MUsic Lessors  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply at Thomson Stationery ������������������'��������� Stored  NelMta. .427  R.  G. D. CURTIS  ^=3AROHITEQTE=|^-  GOVERNMENT AUCTION SALE  Go to The. Vernon for ���������a nice lundi  Boston Baked Beans aiid Brown Bread. -  Tbe Nelson Wine Co. has opened a  store on Baker street between Ward aud  Josephine.' A large stock is being carried.  The Lake View hotel on Hall and Vernon streets, was thrown open for business tbis week,- It is ,1 well appointed  affair and includes all modern conveniences.  Fred Richardson and Harry Perdrie  opened the Queen hotel .this week. It is  located on Baker street.between Josephine and Hall, and is fitted up with all  modern conveniences.  Go to the Vernon and ask Billy the  only artist for any kind of mixed drinks.  Public Notice.  Wc, the undersigned, doinc a strictly cash business, and' as our time is  money, will on October 10th turn all  of our unpaid accounts'over to our attorney for collection.  ' Yours truly,  2t Farley & Srsrpsox.  625    OVER THOMSON'S' BOOK STOKE. .  Fall and Winter Styles  French Patterns, Hats. Latest Novelties in  Fall and Winter Millinery Goods.  Prices to Suit Everybody.  mrs. Mclaughlin,  764        .       . Josephine Street.  Stamford & Oo.  SANITARY  PlumbinG  Fitting and Heating.  All Work Guaranteed.  No. 1 Selous Block,      Victoria Street,  XELSO.Y, B.C. (763)  In accordance with instructions from the Hon. G. B. Martin, Chief Commissioner ofi  Lands and Works, "*."-,  Messrs. Chas. A. Waterman & Co.   '���������  Will offer for sale by public auction  <f|     (ft)   AT THE COURT HOUSE IN THE  CITY OF NELSON   <������)     $  On Thursday, Oct. the 7th,! at 2 O'clock p. m.,  the remainder of the government town.lots in the original townsite of the City of Nelson,!  with the exception ofthe lots comprising block forty-nine (49).  All lots will be sold subject to an upset'price ranging from $100.00 upwards.  With respect to lots upon which squatters have made substantial improvements, thel  purchasers of the same will be required to pay to. the government, for the benefit of thej  squatters, the appraised value of the improvements thereon. -  "  ' All Lots in Blocks 78, 88 and 89 are withdrawn from the sale;  TERMS OF SALE: , '  Twentv-five per cent (25%) ofthe purchase money, cash, and the^ balance within "thirty]  (30) days from the date of sale. ���������    ���������' 1  On the failure on the part of any intending purchaser to complete the purchase within!  thirty (30) day?, the deposit made at time of sale will be forfeited and the lots will be again|  offered for sale. '      \  For maps showing the location of the lots to be offered for sale, catalogue of the same^  and further particulars, apply at the office of  CHAS. A. WATERMAN & CO. !i  Nelson, Sept. 7th, 1897.     ;> (757) Baker Street, Nelson, B.

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