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Array Whole Numbek -369.  Nelson, British Columbia, Saturday, Sept.  18, 1897.  Price Five Cents  SEVERAL      MEMBERS      VISITED  *   NELSON THIS WEEK.  blithering; Information fur Topographical  land Geographical Mop*.���������Material  for lectures.  Five members of the British Association were visitors to Nelson last Tuesday.  They were Dr. George M. Dawson, of  Ottawa; G. S. Robertson, Frof. Crook-  shank and John Speak, ot London, nnd  B. E.Walker, of Toronto. Prof. Crook-  shank was accompanied by his wife and  Mr. Walker by liis son. Dr. Dawson is  president of the geological section,  known as section 3, duriug the session of  the association at Toronto. Mr. Walker  is president of the Canadian Bank of  Commerce at Toronto. The object of  the trip is to complete geographical and  topographical maps of the country aDd  to that end the members are bending all  their energies.  "We have been grouped into three  parties," snid Dr. Dawson. "Iu leaving  Toronto, I took along the third group  which wns more or less of a geological  party. We stopped at Sudbury, Lake of  the Woods, Rat Portage, Bauff, Glacier,  Vancouver aud Victoria. At the latter  place the party practically disbanded and  'we got together a new group nnd came  to the Kootenay. At Revelstoke there  were 21 members who made the'.trip to  Rossland and after visiting there, this  party broke up. A few went south to  Spokane and others went up the lake to  Nakusp from which point they will enter  the Slocau, going as fnr as Sandon. This  afternoon (Tuesdnyj tworor three of my  party, myself included, will take the  boat to Kaslo and go from there to Sandon and Nakusp. I.am now on my way  home.  "My trip" continued Dr. Dawson, "is  for the purpose of getting a general view  of the couutry, its improvements aud the  miuing development. I wish to see the  character ot the ores and the manner in  which they are treated. I am extremely  pleased with what I have seen and have  . been very much surprised in many  cases. Thore is. "no doubt but that  the visit here ot the British  Association, will be productive  of Rood by making the country known.  The members have accumulated ., material for lectures that they intend giving when they get back from their  trip."  J. McEvoy, of Ottawa, who, is now  in chargo of the topographical work,  in speaking with The Miner representative, stated that ho had just  returned from a ten day's trip to the  Kokanee range. During that time  _, there were.oujy about four days when  observations could ��������� be" taken, but a  sufficient number of good views were  taken to enable, him to go ahead with  the work. On the range between  Kokanee and Ten-Mile Creek about  one and one-half feet of. snow fell  while he was out. Tlie heights of  peaks were determined by triangula-  tion .and the heighest between the  points named was found to be 9,500  feet. Mr. McEvoy states that the for-  niation is all granite and rough to  climb over, but not as rough as in  some of the other districts. Ho found  a continuous trail from Kootenay lake,  up Kokanee creek, clear across the  divide and extending to the hendwa-  . ters of>Ten-Mile Creek which Hows into  Slocan lake. At one point the trail  leads to a small lake which was  crossed  on   rafts.   The claims   along  a Ten-Mile Creek are looking up and  some very high grade ore was shown  ���������> to Mr. McEvoy. He expects to leave  for the Pend d'Oreille and Lower Salmon rivers in' a few days to complete  his work tliere. '���������>  The wrestling is done upon the feet, nnd  tho man who is thrown upon nny three  points of the body loses. After a struggle  of two minutes and 40 seconds, Schumacher was thrown, but the referee  decided that he struck the floor on two  points only. Dunn agreed to another go,  which was called nt 9:45. Dunn came out  winner in 19 seconds.���������  The catch-as-catch-can was the next  style wrestled, time being called at 10  o'clock. In oue minute and 30 seconds  Dunn caught a hold ou Schumacher,  throwing him over. This bout was  declared a "do fall" , by the referee, amid  shouts of dissatisfaction from the crowd,  but his decision was taken as final.  After a delay of 50 seconds. duriDg which  there was some very warm argument, the  wrestlers again went at it, and in 59  seconds Schumacher was on the floor.  The referee decided this in favor ot  Darin. Much dissatisfaction was expressed at this decision, the referee being  hissed and jeered.  Dunn and Schumacher were not con-  considered evenly matched. Dunn is  decidedlyytlie largest man, weighing 210  pounds, while Schumncher will turn the  scales at less than 170. Both, however,  are splendid specimens of manhood.  At the close of the fourth bout, Schumacher, who evidently thought the  referee ruled unfairly, proposed to  wrestle Dunn in tho catch-as-catch-can  style for $500 or $1000 a side, if a fair  referee were chosen.  THEY DIFFERED MUCH.  BIDS  FOR SEWER CONSTRUCTION  OPENED LAST MONDAY.  The  Nelson F.leetrlc Light Company Submits a Proposition to lhe Cily.���������  Council Matters.  NARROWLY   ESCAPED "DROWNING.  Party    of  Four  Capsized    in   llie   Lake  Tuesday Kighl.  A party of four men consisting of J. H.  Jackson, J. H.������ Young, C. A. Jamieson  and C. C. Cunningham had a narrow  escape from drowning last Tuesday uight  and. now the mere thought of wnter  gives them n chill. It wns a pleasuro  party and an auspicious start was made  early in the evening from the bont house  at the foot of Hall street. The pleasure  seekers had not been out long when the  wind fresheued nnd a reef was taken in  the sail. As the wind coutinued to increase in violence, a, second reef wns  taken.  While running before the^wiud opposite "the mouth of Kokanee creek at  about 11:20 p.m. the boat was struck by  a squall, or wooley, nnd although the  helmsman let go" the sh(;et, the boat was  turned over like.a ten pin. There was  not sufficient time to bring thc boat into  the wiud. The unfortunate pleasure  seekers succeeded in climbing upou the  bottom ofthe boat which witb'the combined weight of the four men was submerged to the level of the water. For  three-quarters . of au hour the men  remained on the overturned boat nnd  were then rescued by some wood choppers who had seen the accident. It was  nenrly two hours from the time of the  accident until terra firma was reached.  The rescuing party made the pleasure  Beekers_ns_comf_ortable_as .possible.   At the meeting of the city council last  Monday night the absentees were Aldermen Dow and Malone. Considerable  business came up for consideration, the  most important of which was the bids  for the construction of the sewer system.  The bids differed materially and seemed  to go to the two extremes. The council-  men were of the opinion that the lowest  bidders could not complete the work at  the prices named but tbey seemed to.be  willing to permit the trial if the contractors wonld put up a certified check for  25 per cent, of the amount. Tbe bids  were referred to the public works committee to be reported upou at the next  meeting. They were.'as follows, the  totals being figured up by Engineer McCulloch:  Edward Brngg  $1514 80  Newling & Co     154108  H. H; McDouough     18OG.00  Breckinridge & Lund     24G7.O0  Noell & Thompson     S275.C0  A. O.Ray    3278.15  J. Ellis     3333.00  W. C. McLean & Co '..    3875 00  Thompson & Bell     4164.71  W. B. Davey & Co     5292.00  An average of thc teu bids submitted  is $3054.07.  Barristers McDonald & Johnson on  behalf of their client, the Kootenny Lake  General Hospital, addressed a communication to the council stating that the  city's reply to a previous communication  relative to the hospital water main dispute, was "unsatisfactory and evasive."  The barristers said they would protect  the interests of their client but would  meet the council half'way and if a satisfactory answer was not received by Wednesday, they would proceed as they  might determine best The letter was  filed without discussion.  Messrs. McDonald & Johnson also  informed the council that unless the sidewalk in front of Wm. Hardy's'house on  Stauley street, was removed at'once or  lowered to grade they would at once  enter suit for damages. This communication met with the same fate as the  previous one.  A petition for a sidewalk on the north  side ot Baker street from Josephine to  Hall was received from Richardson &  Perdue. Referred to the committee on  public werks. "  * -  - A communication was received from  the mayor nnd couucil of New Westminister inviting the city officials of Nelsou  to be present at the industrial exhibition  to be  held.,at New   Westminster from  from a trip to Fort Steele and states  that everything is exceedingly dull  there. Cranbrook was -expected to  have a boom but no lots have yet  b<;en placed on the market, but the  chances are that they will be soon.  Cranbrook is expected to be made a  divisional point on the Crow's Nest  Pass road and a boom is confidently  expected.  Work on the Tennessee.  E. \V.������ Cleversley, secretary of the  Hamilton & Rossland Gold Mining Co.,  is in Nelson and before leaving will close  np a contract for a 200 foot t unuel on  the Tennessee claim near Ymir. The  tunnel work will probably be under the  direction of E. G. Locke. At present the  company is working four meu who are  engaged io stripping the ledge for the  purpose of determining where the richest  ore shoot is located. When this has been  done,', the tunnel will be driven so as to  tap it at a depth of 200 feet.  SEWER CONSTRUCTION LET.  GENERAL LOCAL NEWS.  EVENTS   OF   INTEREST   IN  AROUND NELSON.  AND  Brier  Mention    or   Happening*   In  District   During   the   Past  Seven   l������uys.  tbe  ALBERT CANYON MINES.  THE WRESTLIN3 MATCH.  Is  Won   by   Hurry   Ilium,   Champion or  Australia.  More than 300 people witnessed the  wrestling match, between Harry Dunn,  champion of Australia, and Pete Schumacher, champion of the Pacific coast, at  the skating riuk on Monday evening.  James Graham was chosen for referee.  The iirst style of wrestling was tbe  Cumberland, in which a fall is cousti-  - tuted by either of the wrestlers touching  the ground or losing his hold upon his  adversary.. Time for this bout, was called  at 9:05, and Dunn was declared the winner in 35 seconds.  After a rest of ten minutes the second  bout, Graece-Roman style, was callel at  9:15. In this style the loser must be  thrown flat on hiB back. Schumacher  carried off the honors in this match in  six minutes and 4.0 seconds.  At 9:36, the third style, the Cornish-  Devonshire, was called. In this style,  the wrestlers wear loose"'canvass coats.  Two Properties Said  to be Turning Out  Well.  .  J. P. Kennedy, of Illeeillewaet, states  that Albert Canyon, seven miles west of  Illeeillewaet is booming and 50 men nre  being employed on 'the Wuverly and  Tangier claims which he, Thomas E.  Marshall and Ole Sandberg recently"sold  to John Grant and Grant Govern for  875,000. Mr. Kennedy states that the  last payment ou this sale was made  August 1.  A wagon road is now beiug built to  claims so as to permit the ore being  taken out this fall. On the Tangier, Mr  Kennedy states that the men have driven  15'feet "through solid gray copper and  galeun nud have not yet reachedj the  hanging wall. The highest.assays have  given 1500 ounces iu silver aud two  ounces in gold. The lowest assay gave  150 ounces in silver and two ounces in  gold. On the Woverly the lead is said  to be 50 feet where'the men are at work  and the paystreak six feet which includes considerable concentrating ore.  Assay's run as high a.s 1500 J ounces in  silver and six"-ounces in * gold. The  average is said to be about $200 in silver  and two to four ounces in gold.  License Commissioners.  The board of license commissioners  met in regular session last Wednesday  afternoon and granted three hotel licenses  as follows:  O. Lund, ou Yeruou street, between  Ward and Josephine streets; Richardson  G Perdue, Queen hotel, on Baker street  between - Josephine and Hall; Frank  Donley, Lake View hotel, ou corner of  Hall and Vernon streets.  The application of S. J. Mighton for a  saloon license was refused as the limit  of these licenses as specified by council  bylaw has been reached.    v,  The saloon license of Calkin and Smart  was transferred to S. F. Cordingly.  C. F. Goodwin appeared before the  board to answer the charge of keeping a  noisy house. After hearing his explanation! the board* decided to defer judgement until some future date.  Adjourned until October 15.  October 5 to 8 inclusive.   A program of  entertainment has been������arranged.  An' application, for the position of inspector of plumbing and sewers was  received from Samuel Ayer.  E. B. Van Hon sen of Spokane, thought  he could prevent sickness iu Nelson and  Sandon if the council would commission  him to make an nnalysis of the wnter  used=. for domestic purposes. . Mayor  Houston suggested that the communication be forwarded to'Snndon.  Iu response to the expressed wish of  the council at a previous meeting, the  Nelson Electric Light compuuy submitted a proposition to light the cily for  a period of five years. The terms were  as follows: For 1200 caudle power arc  lamps, $10 per mouth, each;. 10caudle  power,.incandescent lamps, 75 cents per  month, ..each; Five per ceut. discouut  during thc second year ot operation; 10  per cent, during thethird year; 15 per  ceut. during the fourth year aud 20 ptr  cent, during the fifth year.  ' Alderman Hillyer "asked it- the city-  would have the privilege of buying the  plant at the-expiratiou of the contract.  He said if the new ���������' power company taking its power from Kootenay falls should  absorb it, that it would leave the city  without recourse.  ���������=- Mayor Houston stated -. that the new  company was only a power company and  would not deal in lights.   7  - The whole matter was refeired to the  finance" committee . with instruction to  report at tho next meeting.  Bills  lo lhe fraouut  bl $1G0.!51 were  aiiditeJ and ordered paid.  -Plumbing  bylaw  ISo.   14   was reconsidered and finally adopted.  A resolution was passed recommending  that the board-of police commi-'diouers  reduce tbe police force to one chief and  one patrolman. This action-was taken  so that one of the policemen may ^ e  appointed chief of the volunteer tire  department and be at the same time px-  officio fire inspector.  Adjourned until AVeduesday.  The   Contract    is , Awarded   lo   Edward  Bragg.  Alderman  Dow was the only absentee  at the meeting of the city council Wednesday afternoon. ,,  The committee on public works reported hack the tenders ou sewer con-  strnclion and recommended that the bid  of Edward Brngg be accented providing  that he put up a certified check of 25 per  cent of the amount of his bid. Should  he fail to comply with this condition  the committee recommended that the  next lowest tender bo accepted. The  report wns ndopted and it was further  stipulated that the contractor pay his  laborers $2.50 per day, the schedule  established by the city.  lhe Albion Iron Works offered to  supply mau hole covers for 2% cents per  pound.   The offer was accepted.  Mayor Houston was granted authority  to. purchase 50 barrels of cement; 15,000  brick and 1000 pounds of gasket.  A sumnious was received from Barrister A. M. Johnson showing' that' the  Kootenay Lake General hospital had  commenced an action against the city  for damages aud. to determine the respective rights uf the hospital and the  city to the water pipe on Vernon street  from Hall street to the hospital. *  , Alderman Fletcher said, that for one,  he did not: want-tube uufuirbutif the  hospital wanted  wns in a  position  not think it necessary for the city to  connect its new mains with the hospital  main, if it desired not to do so.  Thc communication was filed.  Bills to, tbe amount of $694.82 were  audited and ordered paid. Included  among these were ������505.41 for lumber,  8166.66 for the mayor's salary for the  month ending September 15 and $9 for  meals for city prisoner Locke.  Engineer. McCulloch was instructed to  have a ditch dug to drain a spring that  "is"flowing'"!into_th"e_rc"s"ervoir; Ttfe~ditctf  will be 125 feet long Jwith a minimum  cut of eight feet and a maximum cut of  12k feet.  The city engineer was authorized to  employ help to nssist him in the work of  establishing  the grades for the  water  pipe.  Adjourned until Monday.  to act ugly the council  to retaliate.   He did  PATROLMAN WINERALS RELEASED-  Removed    to  ror   H   Fire  Make   lluoni  Cblcr.  , The board of police commissioners  met in regular session last Wednesday  afternoon nnd adopted the rules and  regulations governing tho polico foi ce,  that were approved nt the meeting of  July 29.  It waB decided to honor tho request of  the city council thnt the poiice force be  cut down to a chief aud one patrolman,  so as to permit the9 appointment of a fire  chief and a fire inspector. Chairman  Houston explained that it would be  necessary to have a fire chief when the  apparatus arrived aud the idea Gf the  council was to keep the expense down  by making hun an ex-officio fire inspector and -policeman. An arrangement of  this kind would not cripple the force but  would save the city considerable money.  It was^ dee'ded - to release ' lt. A.  Wiuerals ou November "1, with the  understanding that the new fire chief  would be sworn in as a policemai and be  under the direction of the chief of police  except in time of fire.  A communication was received from  George Partridge asking for a position  on the police.force.   Filed.  Barrister F. M. McLeod of Rossland is  in the city.  . E. H. Tomlinson, of Slocan, is stopping  at the Phair.  Johu Keen, of Kaslo, was in Nelson  during the week.  R. T.. Daniel, of the Traii Water company, is in Nelson today.  W, A. Jowett has returned from a  business trip to Spokane.  F. C. Iuriis, Vancouver, is iu Nelson.  He registers from Spokaue.  George Mooring and W. A. Leys, of  Toronto, are guests at tbe Phair.  J. B.. McArthur has been called to  Toronto by the death of his mother.  A. T. Herrick of the Spokane Fa'lls &  Northern Telegraph Co., is in the city.  H. A.Jackson of Spokane, representing  the Great Northern railway is a guest at  the Phair.  O. Lund has opened his uew hotel on  Vernon street and has named it the  Klondyke. i.  Lee Davenport, the well known miuing  man of Waneta, waa in the city yesterday  on business.1- " -  E. S. Toopirig, the father of Trail, na  old-time Nelson merchant, is in town this  week on legal business.  F. M. Chadbourn is back from a trip  into the mountains to inspect mining  properties tbat are for sale.  Robert Jamieson. of the Kootenay  Power & Light.Co., returned Monday  night from a visit to Rossland. -  George McL. Brown, ot Vancouver,  the C. P. R. executive agent for British  Columbia, is in Nelson this week.  ,Posfc office Inspector E. H. Fletcher of  Victoria, accompanied by;Mi Sweetnam  of Toronto, is a visitor to Nelson.  .  Senator W. R. Ramsdell, of Pilot Bay,  who is largely interested in the White  Grouse country is a guest at the Phair.  J. W. Edwards, of the claims department of the Northern Pacific, with headquarters at Spokane, hns beeu in this  vicinity all this week on business for his  company.  W. Godfrey, manager of the Bank of  British North America nt Vaucover, is  spending his holidays in West Kooteuay,  cand-was^in-Nelsou-Wednesday���������visiting.  with friends.  Messrs. Chas. A. Waterman <fc.Co.,  have received notice that, all lots in block  88 and 89 will be withdrawn from the  sale of government property which is to  take place next month.    . ���������.  The "Concert Stars," Miss Marietta  La Dell and Miss Frances AVorld, of  Toronto, will give an entertainment  at the English church on October 28.  Their home papers speak in the highest terms of their ability. A. H.  Charles Dallby is the "pathfinder" for  the stars. "  and his many Nelson friends will be glad  to see him with them once more.  D. C. Corbin, president of the Nelson  & Fort Sheppard railway waa in Rossland yesterday and is expected to arrive  here this evening.  The book of arrivals at '.he Royal Hotel.  on Tuesday, Sept. 14th shows tbe arrival  of a ne* boarder, who registers under  thc name of Miss Robinson. She made  her appearance at 8 o'clock in the morning. :   .  J. 11. Falconer, deputy supreme chief  ranger Independent Order of Foresters,  has just arrived in town and is staying at  the Club hotel. Ou thc 15th of Septem- ���������  ber he iuitiated a court of I. O. F. at  Ainsworth which embraced largely the  men employed in the Black Diamond,  No. 1 and Tariff mines a* well ns a number of the business men ot "Aiusworth.  There were 57 members initiated into the  mysteries of forestry, and a banquet and  dance t.a������ tendered to Bro. Falconer and  he was also presented with a complimentary address. This.is a very large court  nnd was got up in the short space of five  days.  OP INTEREST TO MINERS.  The TrniiH-MlsftlftttlppI  and International  ExpoKlllon. -On Dlt Next Year.  The   Trans-Mississippi   and ' International Exposition  will  open its gates in  the metropolis of Nebraskn, June 1, J.896,  and continue for five months.   It will fur  the. first   time   adequately   reveal   the  wealth nnd   resources   of ,the   western  world,   '{hia Exposition hnd its origin in  resolutions adopted by the Trans-Mississippi Commercial Congress   at Omahu,  in  1895, representing twenty-four states  and    territories.      Thc    Exposition   is  controlled by a corporation known as the  Trans-Mississippi nnd Inlernntiou Exposition, with a capilal of Sl.000,000.   The  miiuagemeut is  vested in a directory of  fifty members,  with an executive committee   of    six    department   managers.  Each department is divided into appropriate bureaus,, in charge of experts in  their respective branches.   In addition  to   the  stock    subscriptions,  revenues  aggregating not less than 81,000,000 from  various   sou ices    have'  been   assured.  Under an act of Congress the enterprise  is grauted recognition as a national and  international exposition, with privileges  for'iho' admission of foreigu exhibits free .  of duty, the' right' to strike'memorial  medals through.the United States mints,  aud   all    other    privileges    heretofore  grauted    to.   international   expositions.  The government will erect a large-building   nnd . place   therein   a  government  exhibit..  The bid carried an appropriation of $200,000.   The secretary of the  trcasmy has issued   official orders covering the regulations uuder"wbich foreigu  exhibitors may participate.   By'direction  of President McKinley lhe State department., bas extended   invitations  to   the  rulers of foreign nations soliciting them'  -to. participate. -__^ . -,=_!_- =. ---.--^_  Nebraska bas appropriated $100,000,  Illinois $45,000, Montana $30,000, and  Colorado, Utah, Iowa and other"western  states have made appropriations and are  preparing" extensive exhibits. In  Nebraska and adjoining states there is  an aggregate population of overj),000,000.  Tbe managers of the exposition estimate  the total attendance will be uot fnr from  2,500,000. "  AN ENORMOUS LEDGE.  Fort Steele Ia Dull.  Charles Griswold, an old Kootenay  man,   has  returned  lake  steamboat  New Hydraulic IMant.  The successful operations of the Nelson  Hydraulie company ou F'orty-Xiue creek  this year, bave had the effect of attracting another company to that creek and a  pack train carrying provisions and tools  left Nelson last Thursday for the scene.  The uew compauy has secured a mile and  one half of ground above the present  workings aud the first work done will be  the sinking of shafts to bedreck to  determine whether or not the ground will  justify the establishment of a hydraulic  system, The principals do not with to  be kuown until this is doue.  The Nelson Brass Band discoursed  sweet music from the balcony of the  Nelson hotel Wednesday night, nnd a  largo crowd - thronged' the street and  enjoyed their efforts. Thc Nelson band  is tbe finest organization ot musicians in  West Kootenay, and our citizens should  lend their every encouragemeut.  Mr. S. C. D. Baker, who was foreman  in the Kootenay Lumber Company's  yard here, has been offered and has accepted a,more lucintive position in Winnipeg. He left last week for his new  home. "He is succeeded in the service of  the Kootenay Lumber. Co. by Mr. Bell,  recently superintendent ot the Nelson  saw mill.   -  On pages three arid four of this issue  appears the opening chapter-of a history  of Nelson, writteu .by Mr.,Charles St.  Barbe of this city. ��������� The arlicle������is written  for a publication that will soon make its  appearance, and the portion herewith  produced proves that the work could not  have been placed in hands better fitted  for.its performance.  George li. Woods, the Nelson 'contractor ard carpenter, has gone to California to spend the winter. Mr. Woods  is a pioneer cf Nelson, haviug resided  here for the past seven years. In speaking of pioneers it- is the usual custom to  sey that they have been closely identified with the upbuilding of tbe town.  This is literally true in Mr. Wood's case,  for a large number of the buildings on  j the townsite of Nelson are the work of  I his hand.   He will return in the spring,  Four      Kheep      Crerk     Proper!!**     That  Promise Well.  John A. Turner nud \V. Waldie have  received assays from the Queen and  Ningnra claims ou Sheep creek, whieh  lead them to believe that they have ouo  of the best -mining properties in tho -  country. -They own three full claims  aud a fraction, 12 miles up the creek  from Salmo and uear the Salmo Consolidated mines. The ledge is between  30 aud 40 feet in width and is clearly  distinguishable over two claims. Surface assays showed no value whatever  and only the slightest trace of gold. On  account of the great width'of the ledge,  the owners decided to see if they could  find anything at a depth and accordingly  a short tunnel was run to cros3 cut tho  ledge at a depth of about 25 feel. At  the entire ledge matter was found'to  carry considerable iron pyrites and assays  taken, clear across gave a value of S6 in  gold aud 40 cents in silver.- On the  bunging wall, a streak five or six inches  iu width gave- au assay ot one ounce iu  silver, $49.40 in gold and' a trace of  copper: It.is believed to be free milling  rock biit etbfs fact has' not yet been  positively determined. Should it provo  to be free milling, no time will be lost in  establishing a mill and getting out tho  value.  A Card or Thanks.  The directors of the Kootenay Lake  General hospital beg to thank the Hospital Ladies' Aid for three dozen towels  and nine comforters. Also Mesdames  Mills aud Muir, Mr. Fletcher and Judge  Forin for parcels of periodicals. w������M--������������mrJ4^rt*^tt'l^'A^^,*W^^-',!l^^  ,,.'������.JJ5fin**-tt������2"'*^*,!,"-WM  ������^.^B,>*^jsuutry������i*[aMi>K,sjnr������rjiTscierr^,i*;������*wJia������M  ,nw^^fflnt^vf^wE^n������^.^'i^'i^w^  THE MINER NELSON, B. C��������� SATURDAY, SEPT. 18, 1897.  Wxz Jttitur.  TIIE MIXER is printed on Saturdays, and  will be mailed to any address in Canada or  thc United States for one year on receipt of  two dollars.   Single copies five cents. .  CO.VTRACT  ADVERTISEMENTS    inserted  ���������   at the rate of 83 per column inch per month.  TRANSIENT ADVERTISEMENTS inserted  at tlie rate of 15 cents per nonpareil line first  insertion, and 10 cents per line for each suli-  dcquciitiiiscrtion. Advertisements running  for shorter period than three months are  classed transient.  ALL COMMUNICATIONS to the Editor must  be accompanied by the namo and address  of thc writer, not necessarily for publication, but as evidence of y;ooA faith.  TIIE LAHEL on your paper shows the date on  which your paid up subscription expires.  If in arrears kindly remit and see that the  date is changed, which should be sufficient  - receipt.  PRINTING turned out in flrst-iiitc style at the  shortest notice.  ADDRESS  The Miner Printing & Publishing Co.  NELSON, B. C.  A  LODGE MEETINGS.  NKLSON LODGE, No. 23. A. F. &A.  M. meets second Wednesday in each  month.   Sojourning brethern invited.  W. B. Sn.vw, Secretary.  I. O. O.  F.    Kootenay Lodge,  No. lfi, meets every Monday night,  nt  their Hall,  Kootenay st'ect.  Sojourning Odd Fellows cordially invited.  WM. HODSON, Secretary.  SATURDAY, SEPT. 18, 1897.  THIS PAPER'S POSITION.  A newspaper that acts up tothe best  principles of journalism owes its first  duty to the public. Its support can  only be given to government or party,  so long as that government or party is,  in the opinion of the paper, acting up  to the best interests of the public.  ,  At the elections in 1894 Thk Miner  supported the candidature of Mr. G.  O. Buchanan against Mr. J. Fred  Hume because it believed that the  government, in whose ranks Mr.  Buchanan proposed to enrol himself,  was a better.one for the province than  any that could be made out of the  ranks of .the opposition. It believes  so still, but after a lapse of three years  and a half The Miner, like many  another good government supporter,  finds itself- confronted with the very  serious question, whether the government has faithfully carried out its  duties as trustees of the interests of  those people who placed it in poweri  It is unnecessary here to recapitulate  the misdeeds of the government. They  are unfortunatelyonly too well known.  It isiinlikely that the government or  their friends will like to have the long  black list again paraded, and other  people are sufficiently acquainted with  its details to not require them to be re-  . peated here. Suffice.'; it to say, therefore, the time ; has come when the  legislative, halls at Victoria require a  thorough cleaning out. Thc opposition has;given no signs that fromjts  members a cabinet can be formed .any  the better able to govern the country  -than the one now in power,  If that is so let itat once summon a convention of what may well be christened the Reform party and there and  then select its candidates and lay  down the lines of its policy.  IL is but a solecism to say that the  candidates selected must' be men ' of  ability and above all suspicion of being  liable to allow personal influences to  interfere with tlieir duty to the State.  With a proper organization they will  hare no further excuse to avoid their  plain duty. Their country calls theni  and they must come.  No doubt difficulty will arise in the  choosing of the men to represent the  people. Theniostdesireable will probably be the most reluctant to present  themselves, while the offices of the  organization will be crowded with  excited, applicants eagerly presenting  their claims to be chosen. It is nearly  safe to say that these latter will be.  professional democrats, persons with  fads, or having a more or less closely  concealed axe with a blunt edge.  British Columbia wants none of these.  Some ordinary business ability, a clear  head, and clean hands are the qualities required. To such The Miner  tenders its services, but failing these  it cannot at present see its way any  longer to uphold the government as  tho best for the people, nor can it  throw in its lot with the opposition.  It will have simply to turn its attention entirely to the commercial interests of its district and leave politics  severely alone.  LIVE ISSUES.  It is our  i  belief that new   men  are  required.  'IV  The occasion has arisen and demands  a man. That our government should  be strong, energetic, and honest,., is  more than ever necessary * when  British Columbia is raising her head  umong the nations of the caifth, and  asking foreigners to invest their capital in her mines and other enterprises  under the safeguard of her laws and  law inukera. ?  The time has arrived for the forma-  'j  tion of a new party, with new men  nnd new ideas. There are plenty such  to be had within our borders if they  would only come forth. Hitherto  thoy havre been table to shelter themselves behind the plea-that their individual and unorganized efforts  would be ineffectual to influence the  .course of politics, even if they successfully passed through the ordeal of  election. ; To u man of straightforward, clean ideas, the latter is most  distasteful and he loaths to submit.to  it -if it is only to be followed by a useless career in the House. The way  out of this trouble is organization.  By its means candidates can be selected,  much of the objectionable part of the  election campaign can be avoided, and  a powerful effort be made to return  men who, instead of finding themselves useless units, will enter parliament as members of a strong party,  with one idea, one aim, one purpose.  In the natural course of things the  elections will take place next summer.  Accident may precipitate matters.  There is no time to lose. It is rumored  ijthat an organization exists to cany-  out affairs on the lines indicated above.  Hon. Geo. B. Martin, Chief Commissioner of Lands .and Works, after a  tour of the Interior, lasting about a  couple of months, has returned to the  Capital. Mr. Martin's visit, as we  predicted would be the case, has resulted' in dispelling much that was  misleading concerning the government  and its policy regarding the interior  and the requirements of the people,  which are numerous as well as varied.  Visits of the nature made by Mr. Martin cannot fail to accomplish good for  the community and prove to be beneficial to any government. It is to be  hoped that other sections of the Province will be seen by the Chief Commissioner of Lands and. Works, and  also that the different members of the  government will go and do likewise.���������  Vancouver World.  Is the above honestly intended, as it  appears on its face? Every sentence  therein is absolutely 'true from an>  opposition standpoint. Mr; . Martin  has ~ returned to the capital, and his  visit has resulted in dispelling much  that was. misleading concerning the  government and its policy regarding  the interior and the,.requirements of  the people, which are numerous as well  as varied. For instance, the citizens  of the interior had an idea that their  wishes and needs were worthy of consideration, but Mr. Martin dispelled  that illusion in a few pointed words.  Visits of the nature made by Mr. Martin cannot fail to accomplish good for  the community in demonstrating to  the.people the. unfitness of4he man for.  the position he occupies, and by enabling the voters; to nip his career in the  bud. His visit will prove beneficial to  ���������the opposition. It is hoped, sincerely, that Mr.. Martin will visit other  sections of the province���������as an object  lesson to those who are supporting the  present administration. When the  World advises other members of the  government to "go and do" as Mr.  Martin did, its meaning is not that it  should be taken in a literal sense���������  else tiie World has escaped into the  opposition ranks, despite the vigilance  of the opposition press.  The Victoria Colonist, hired defender  of the Turner government, after vaulting into the arena habited in fighting  costume and bombastically challenging criticism of the policy of the present government,, now qualifies its challenge by a statute of limitations that  is so brief and harrow as to forever  dispose of any doubts as to its intended  faith-breach in the matter, lt retains  to itself the right to decide what questions are proper to discuss, and refuses to treat of those that may reflect  discredit upon the administration.  The Columbian, of New Westminster, accepted thc challenge of the Colonist, and raised the question of tho  justice, or lack of justice, of the redistribution policy of 1890. The Colonist,  on the grounds that the redistribution  was made before the formation'of the  present ministry, refuses to discuss the  question. It claims that it is not a  live issue.  One cannot blame the Colonist for  refusing to discuss the issue, for there  is absolutely nothing that can be said  in its favor. It would be suicidal for  the Colonist to attempt defence of the  system of distribution of representation in this province. But the Colonist  cannot maintain its position as ministerial champion by refusing tp discuss  the policy of the government.  As to whether the issue in question  is a live one, there can be no doubt.  Its pernicious effects are with us ever,  and grow more vicious and unbearable day by day. It is a live issue, but  it carries death in its train��������� death to  the party in power, that owes to the  1890 distribution its power to misrule  this province. It is the first, the underlying principle in the appeal the  common people will nyike in 1898 to  the electors of the province, when they  demand their rights at, their hands.  With a just redistribution, not a member of the provincial cabinet will ever  again enjoy the fruits of ministerial  power, and they realize this fact.  The Colonist never intended to enter  into honest discussion with the Opposition press on questions that involve  danger to its masters' interests.  Neither can the Colonist, or any other  paper in British Columbia, successfully  maintain such a position. Its plan is  one that is considered good politics in  the United States, and is to endeavor  to before election day wear out the  just causes of complaint possessed by  the opposition; then, near the finish,  brush those questions aside as having  been rendered threadbare from previous discussion. This plan has many  times proven successful���������in Palouse���������  and as it is new in this province success is hoped for through its application here. Therein lies the Colonist's  groat error of judgment.   Tliere is too  ment of their sections are misrepres-  sehting the facts. The policy of the  Turner government is British Columbia's real enemy. How .can British!  Columbia ask outsiders to have faith  in the immense value of its resources  when it tolerates a government which  treats these resources as if they were  trifles? When the Turner government changes its policy, or the people  of British Columbia change their government, there will be no eastern prejudice to obstruct British Columbia  and the money of the Dominion in an  effort to build up thc greatness of the  Province."  PKOFKSSIO.IAL   CAKIIS.  AH. IIOLDICIi, ASSAYER AND ANA-  ������   lytical Chemist, Hull street, Nelson.  L.  R.   HARRISON,   BARRISTER,   NO-  tary Public, Slocan City. lot  ML. GRIMMETT, LL. B., BARRISTER,  ���������   Solicitor, Notary. Public, Etc., Sandon  U. C. (1-4)  Mrs. F. Ca6ey has purchased the Criterion Restaurant 'and is prepared to serve the Best Meal  in the City.   A FIRST CLASS MEAL SERVED FOR 25 CENTS.   All white help.  736        . - - Baker sttreet, 4 doors north ot post office.  COOL REFRESHING D���������s  ^ ^ ^ J���������4 -A-NELSON  SODA WATER   FACTORY^  All kinds of Carbonated Waters. Orders delivered promptly.  C29  1>.   O.   BOX   88   The Shooting Gallery  Is now open for the first time  in. Nelson. Prizes will be given  from week to week for the  highest scores.  JOHN MILES  Baker Street,  Opposite Tremont Hotel.  Call and see me.  739  Nelson Shoe Store  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 gas.   Terms strictly cash.   691  GEO. A.B. HALL, PHYSICIAN AND SUR-  geon.   Office, Raker street, 3 doors west  of postofiice, up stairs. (571)  EM. SANDILANDS,-GENERAL AGENT  ���������   Fire  Insurance   and   Mining  Broker,  Sandon, 11. C. 500  FLETCHER S. ANDREWS, BARRISTER,  Solicitor, etc. Solo Agent for tho Cana  dian Fire Insurance Co. Real Estate and  Mining properties for sale.   Slocan City, B.C.  (oil)  GORE. BURNET & CO., PROVINCIAL  and Dominion Land Surveyors and Civil  Engineers, Nelson, B. C. Room No. i, over  Thomson & Co.'s Book Store. Gil ���������  WANTED.  POSI HON���������By young married man as bookkeeper or elcrk.   Best of reference,  ���������  Address:   E. A. B.,  719 Care Ollico.  horn, near corner Hall and Carbonate sts  FOR RENT.  . Two nicely furnished rooms in pi ivato residence.   Apply to L. Brown. .  710 P. O. Box 17.  Furnished and unfurnished rooms. New  building, hard linished. Baker street, between  Vienna restaurant and Tremont hotel. Enquire at tent store, opposite. "51  A single room, well located and partly furnished, for rent cheap.   Apply at this olHce.  Niccly^f urnished rooms to rent at Mrs. Crawford's, behind Presbyterian church.  MINING. AGESTS.  A quartette of Oppositionists were  seen hob-nobbing together to-day.  Thoy weie Messrs. Semlin, Sword,  Cotton and Bostock. It is believed  they were setting the eggs for the  "hatching a month hence of the political "chicks" which are to be set adrift  at the proposed' convention, a gatherr  ing.which no one of any note or prom  inence seems to be .anxious to father  Mr. Semlin declares that he is not its  parent, nor will he stand as its godfather. Messrs."Maxwell and Templeton say they. will have none of it,  Who then is to be its sponsor?���������Van-  couver World.  Nothing would please the World  more than permission to name the  leader of the Opposition party. If the  leadership could be settled in a meet^  ing of the members of the party whose  interests are centered in the Victoria,  Vancouver & Eastern railway (proposed) scheme, then would the World's  joy be unconfined. In that event thc  present government would probably  lose one of its subsidized organs. But,  it is not to be. The World may hop  around the field, first on one leg and  then on the other, and yet no opening  will be made for it by the Opposition  party of British Columbia. On the  safe side of politics���������well, let that pass,  for the present.  much deep feeling among the voters  of this province, born of ah extended  and costly term of flagrant misrule, to  allow of the success" of petty political  tricks tliat are so transparent that a  child, would be inexcusable for inability to understand them.  Before next election day the Colonist will find-that.the redistribution  policy of 1890 is the liveliest corpse it  has ever tried to keep buried. It may  attempt to guard the grave of its own  making, but will prove of insufficient  force to pi'evcnt a resurrection. Truth  is mighty, and will preyail���������even in  thc face of opposition from a subsidized press.  W. J. G. PICKSON.  REAL ESTATE,  COMMISSION AGENT,  MINING  BROKER.  BEALEY BLOCK, BAKER 8T.  NSLSOIT, B. O.      [335]  W J. TWISS,  MINING,  REAL ESTATE  -BROKER.-  INSURANCE AND GENERAL  COMMISSION AGENT-  FRONT STREET.    -     KASLO. B. C.  (550) '"c v'  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.  WE HAVE THEM  FOR THE PARLOR  FOR THE KITCHEN  FOR THE BEDROOM  FOR THE STORE  FOR THE OFFICE  ALL KINDS  QUEEN  HEATERS  Tinsmithing, Plumbing,  Satisfaction Guaranteed  LAWRENCE HARDWARE GO.  LARQE5T and most  complete stock of  CROCKERY  Ever brought into Kootenay.  RELIANCE MINING EXCHANGE  . Mine Incorporators and Brokers  'Will purchase or furnish money to develop  food properties.    First class connections in  liistern cities and London.   Write us before  placing your property. ..;  315 4 318 ROOKERY.  si������OK:A.2srE,    -    -wash.  ".     .. " 525  The "Rossland Miner's recent editorial, "Canada for Canadians," has heen  the subject of adverse criticism in  Spokane mining circles.���������Spokane  Review.' '       ������������������ ���������       '  "America for Americans" is the  policy of thc United States, and that  republic recognizes only its citizens as  Americans. Until the mining,:property and tariff laws of the United  States 'are as liberal towards Canada  as are ours towards that government,  the newspapers of the United States  have no right to question the justice  of the policy of this government.  F. Ll. OSLER and J, W. CARWIN  Mining and -  Real Estate Agents.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING & REAL ESTATE BROKER  IXSI!KA\���������E and ��������� ��������� ���������  COMMIgglOX A������ENT.  Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, etc., in Staple and  Fancy Goods.  A. C. Buchanan & Co.  P. O. Box 47. 482 Telephone No. io  LOOK HERE, SIR!  We will contract to      ���������  furnish you with a      =  SuitofGlotfosTfbr^fi;  Ask to see our  Leader Suit  :f. o. stoee. ,       j. a.  18 and 20 BAKER STREET. ,  GILKER  VICTORIA ST.,  214  NELSON, B. O.  MINES EXAMINED  ���������   '  ANn REI'ORTEn OX BY j  F. M. CHADBOURN  Twenty years* experience in mining:.  Thorough  knowledge" of  mines, of  British  Columbia.   Terms Reasonable.  718 NELSON, B. C  The incapacity, of. our present provincial government is ' as plainly  apparent to the press of Eastern  Canada as it is to the newspapers of  this afflicted section. The Toronto  Telegram says, , in a recent issue:  "There is no eastern prejudice against  British Columbia. Ontario, at least,  is in full sympathy with all the worthy  ambitions of the westernmost Province. The politicians who tell the  people of Brilish Columbia that eastern prejudice is the great obstacle lo  the success of schemes for the develop-  W. P. SLOAN,  x&ixti'ng-  ^.geistt ;  Goat River, Duck Creek, Sutter District and  Summit Creek,properties a specialty. Property on line of Crow's Nest Pass Railroad, located on Goat river, on list.  '"'     Correspondence Solicited.  KOOTENAY.   RIVER.  ���������. C.  P. O. ADDRESS   PORT   HILL. IDAHO.  473-5-12-6  ForBestYalueln  >\Blank Books  ���������Writing Pads  ^���������Letter Books  ^Office Supplies  ^Mining Laws  Copying Presses  ^>Empire Typewriter  Thomson Stationery Co., Ltd.  3fi2 NELSOX, B. C.  ftbe dominion -JBu-iibing-  & %oan Bss'n  TORONTO, ONTARIO  SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL OVER $3,000,000  MONEY TO LOAN  Cn Easy Monthly Payments Regulated  to Suit the Borrower. .���������  SPECIAL   FEATURES  c. d. j. ghristie; Agent  BAKER  STREET,  No Shares to be subscribed for  No Fines.  No Forfeitures.  No. of Payments guaranteed  712-  NELSON, B. C.  IJS-COEPOEATED   ie70.,  the   :  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. /}  1 THE HUDSON'S BAT COMPANY  BAKER STREET NELSON, B. O-  S05 THE MINER, NELSON   B. C, SATURDAY, SEPT. 18,  1897  BUY SHOES  AT A SHOE STORE.  You are pretty sure then of getting- the Best Shoe  value to be   had. 'We   sell   nothing  else, and are  " building our  reputation on our  SHOE  excellence  .  and Low Prices.  We Mend Shoes.  TRY US     ���������     ���������  THE NELSON SHOE CO.  D^TEXjSOOSr  Planing Mill!  DOORS, SASHES and TURNED WORK,  BRACKETS aud OFFICE FITTINGS  SATISFACTION  GllARArfTEEP-  PRICES REASONABLE. .....n.  THOS. GRAY  NELSON, B.C.      ���������  FOE.  ERUIT JARS FKUIT JARS  Rememember 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 ratas, and we are  A^le 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 98  jfij  M. Des Brisay & Co.  GROCERS AND CROCKERY MERCHANTS  M. R. SMITH.fc CO.  Biscuit Manufacturers. .   -      ���������  "WRITE    FOJR   PRICE   Lisi,  VIOTORIA -        B.C. (212)  JL&SJkYlFTJSrG-  -js>w������C Uf  RAT E-'Swa--"  lam prepared  to make0 accurate and   reliable assays upon ores at the  following rates:  Silver, 8 .50   Silver and gold, $1.00   Silver, lead, gold and copper, $2.00  Gold.... 1.00   Copper, 1.C0   Silver, lead and gold  1.50  Ores may be sent by mail or express and all charges must be.prepaid in  full.    The charges- for the assaying must also accompany the sample."  -Money-furnished-to-prospectors-to develop-their-claims-foi-an -interest-in  same. Claims bought and sold Good prospects stocked. Prospectors  are invited to correspond with mc. -        608  WALTER J. BROWN      - -  NELSON, B. C.  P. BURNS & CO.  ���������j   "   ������     Y.   - ,;' '" '" '   !   '���������  Wholesaled; Retail Meat Merchants  HEAD OFFICE NELSON, B. C.  Branch Markets iii Rossland, Trail, Nelson, Kaslo,  Sandon, Three Forks, New Denver and Slocan City.  We are prepared to supply consumers with  all kindsof Fresh and Cured Meats at reasonable prices."  Orders by mail to any branch will have careful and prompt attention.   ->30  CHURCH   NOTICES. '  Church of England. Matins 11 a.m.  Even Song, 7.30 p. m. every Sunday.  Holy Communion on 1st'' and 3rd Sundays iu the month, after Matins; on 2nd  and 4th Sundays, at 8 a. m.. Sunday  School at 2.30 p.m.    .  Pbesbytkbian Ohubch. Services at  11 a. m. and 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 Chukoh. ." Corner Silica  and Josephine Streets. Services at 11  a. m. aud 7.30 p. ro. Sabbath School 2.30  p. m. Prayer meeting on Friday evening nt 8 o'clock. Epworth League CE.  Tuesday at 8 p.m.  Roman Catholic Church. Mass nt  Nelson every Sunday at 8 and 10.30 a. m.  Benediction at 7.30 to 8.00 p. in.  Baptist Chukch.���������Services morning  and eveniug at 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. rn.  Prayer meeting Wednesday evening at8  p. m. Meetings are held in the school  house.   Strangers cordially welcomed.  -Rev. G. R. Welch, Pastor.  Thos. Dunn % Co., L'd.  DEALERS. IN  MINERS', BLACKSMITHS' AID MILL SUPPLIES  It lit AM* 8UKKT IKO.V, ,       SIJXKKs' I'llKS,    ���������:     K.IK AJfl������  SHEKT STEEl,  MIXEKS-SHOVELS. WIRE KOI'Kii, MAXILLA HOPES,  ' ������l.VtJiITE   FUSE AXD CAPS. . *  QUICKSILVER,  Write for Quotations.  Cable Address. "Dunn."  i'33)  ^r_^isrcoT3~v-Ei^. ib. c.  I Armstrong &"Morrison. -  ^     MANUFACTURERS OF >    \Y fc " S-L/ ������ s &&L-  #        ^��������� PfpgV ALL SIZES  ������  GATES, MONITORS, ELEVATORS, ORE CARS, Etc.  ������ Complete Water Works Ontm       imw|l  $ ESTIMATES ON APPLICATION"  f71_5JS������&r   xVAMCOUVER,B.C.  ?jfe-������������-%'.rg-������������-<SB3g-t |  | ������-<-esrj������-������������-^g^!>-������������<a;  Sweet  Caporal  Cigarettes  STANDARD  OF THE WORLD  Kinney Bros.  NKW YOltK.  M������-t������-3S������g>-*������'^8S>-4|  I t-*Sl!tS>-4f~S������=s-������ ������-���������������>  BATCHELDER & KADISH,       M  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. 4. G. Iilcluon. Baker St.  NOTICE-  West and Emerson wish to inform  the public that on and after August  1st., all orders for wood or coal must  bo left at their office on Baker street  accompanied by the cash. All orders  will receive prompt attention.       (710)  NELSON^ LOTS  NOTICE.  Having appointed W. J. G. Dickson  local agent for addition A to the town-  site of Nelson, intending purchasers of  lots or parties wishing information,  plans or price list of the addition will  please apply to him.        -   ���������  100 F. C. INNES.  HARNESS and  SADDLERY  Pack Harness. Pack Straps  Team Housings, Whips,  Uruslies, Combs, Hits,  'Harness Oil. etc.-; Jtcpair-  - ing a specialty Orders  promptly attended.  L. POGUE.  ,   WARD ST.  (050) Opp Court House  KOOTENAY   LAKE -GENERAL  HOSPITAL SOCIETY  All j3ersons "contributing $1.00  per month or $10.00 per year will  be entitled to receive the full benefits of the Hospital; in addition the  $10.00 subscribers will secure the  privilege of voting at the annual  election of directois.  A. H.'CLEMENTS, Treasurer  Nelson B. C. August 14th  1896.  (119)  t  Are you acquainted  -'   with  , Fred Goodwin?  If not come and buy a quart of  Beer, 25 cents,   .  and get acquainted. .,,.  VICTORIA HOTEL  THORPE'S  SPABKLINQ,  Aromatic-  k HISTORY OF- NELSON  AND   THE   MJJLS0N   DISTRICT   OF  WEST   KOOTEUAY,'- B.   C  Written  by .Mr. CluirlcN St. Iturhe fur the  "First Hltttory ������f Xelson."  Ginger Ale  TELEPHONE 60  , THOKPE A CO., M.  | A.war.Is for Merit at World's Fair. Tf>S  In a new country events march apace.  In the older regions of the world towns  and villages take centuries to reach a  stage, which is accomplished hy western towns in a fewr years. There are  scores of places not3 only in England,  hut in eastern America that are immeasurably behind the towns of Kootenay in" civilization though they have  had hundreds of years to, grow. Tho  moss is too thick alike on their roofs  and on the ideas of their inhabitants.  In tho west all is different, and  though at first a settlement may consist' only of tents, rough shacks or  cumbersome log cabins, if there is any  reason at all for its existence, it soon  emerges from its chrysalis form 'and  takes on itself all- the line plumage of  a modern city. ' 'If there is any reason for its existence at all. ". That is  a question thc early settlers seldom  trouble about, or if thoy do, they lack  thc faculty of what may be called economic prophecy, tho power of taking in  all the possibilities and requirements  of an undeveloped district/ Thus,it is  that so many townsites launched with a  boom and a bang go out quickly with  a fizzle. All the bragging of promoters, all the advertising in the world,  and all thc energies of interested people will not make a townsite stick  whero thore is no material reason for  its existence. ���������  - There is so little flat laud in Kootenay that men have located themselves  and- attempted to establish a town at  almost every available spot. Very few  of these settlements havo taken root.  On the othor hand some, liko Sandon  for instance, have grown out of sheer  necessity and in spite of the total unfitness of tho location for becoming-thc  dwelling place of hundreds of people.  .Fortunately Nelson owes the section  of its site to no blind chance. Wc are  told that Homo was not built in.a day,  but history is silent as to the time occupied ovor. the choice of its site.    It  took  mauy days   to  choose  a suitable  17 i.  position for-thc capital of Kootenay,  and it speaks well for the keen foresight, of its locator, Mr. Gilbert Malcolm Sproat, that every day and every  fresh development proves thc "correctness of his choice.  In the history of a neighboring towu,  already written and published in this  scries, the -writer assumes tlio role of  prophet in addition to that of historian.  He states that tho.town of which he  writes is destined to be the largest iii  thc interior of the Province of British  Columbia. Unfortunately wo know  nothing of the tricks of the prophet  business, but in face of thc fact that  Cariboo, Cassiar,. Okanogan,' East  Kootenay and Big Eend are as yet nn-  developcd, the statement would appear  to be somewhat rash. Doubtless the  prophet will be quite prepared to back  -his-opiiiioirwith���������coin���������of-"tho���������realmr  but life is short, British Columbia is  large, and tho future is long, so avc  must coutout ourselves with stating  tho historical fact -J that Nelson was  'founded by Mr. Sproat in 1888 as tho  capital of Kootenay, it was named  after tho then lieutenant-governor of  tho Province, and it has remained the  capital ever since.  No history of Nelson, or indeed of  any part  of   British   Columbia would  be, complete without  sonic   notice   of  Mr. Sproat.    He was born in Scotland  and   camo  out   to  Vancouver    Island  many yeai-s ago in the service of tho  Andersons, tho   groat, ship  owners of  England.     His mission was commuted  with tho   supply of   timber, especially  "sticks" for masts and yards from tlio  famous  forests   of   tho  Pacific   coast.  After"'leaving   the   son-ice  of. Messrs.  Anderson  Mr. Sproat  became   Indian  commissioner  for   thc Dominion government and also for some timo represented the Province in London as its  agent-general.'   Always  of  a  literary  turn,   -his    letters   ��������� to    "the    London  "Times"  and other papers materially  aided in turning public  attention  to  this country at  a  time when  cabinet  ministers in   England woro   searching  maps of South America to discuss thc  whereabouts   of    British    Columbia.  Frequently employed' by   the   government on various missions.,and latterly  as gold, commissioner of Kootenay Mr.  Sproat's fine   presence   and   handsome  face  are well . known  throughout  tho  Province, while-  his   herculean' frame,  bears out the truth of the-many stories  of his prowess with whicli the country  rings.     As long ago as 188-1 Mr. Sproat  had been sent up to Kootenay lake to  report on the minerals  of thc district  j the   fame  of whicli had just readied  | Victoria.      At that time tho Slocan as  j a mining country was unknown. Trail  j Greek was traversed only by the trap-  | per who possibly had  rich geld .ore for  ! the floor of his   teut without  knowing  1 it.   the  great   Kootenay bonanza   out-  ; crop ui>oii rhe top   of   Toad   mountain  ! had probably never boon gazed upou by  hnnian eyes.     The  germ   from whioh  j tho mining  activity of West Kootenay  began "was undoubtedly the largo' deposit of galena on the eastern shore of  Kootenay lake which is now covered  by the ��������� Bluo Bell aud other claims.  From there the discoveries soon spread  and naturally enough the first locality  to yield up its secrets was thc opposite  shore of the lake where Ainsworth now  stands. This district was originally  known as tho Hot Springs camp, taking its name from the chalybeate  springs issuing from j the hill sido a  few foot above the boach. The Blue  Bell deposit was described in the journal of David Douglas sus long ago as  1815. Douglas was seut out by a Scottish society on a scientific mission to  the Northwest and incidentally gave  his name to the famous tree that is a  characteristic of the Pacific coast. As  it is possible that those lines liiay fall  iu the way of strangers unacquainted  with the hoary legends "of the district  there may be somo excuse for once  more reciting how from the earliest  times thc Indians and the hunters of  the Hudson's Bay company "used actually to melt down the galena from  the Blue Bell outcrop in order to make  their bullets. Tho remains of an  ancient furnace, which was no doubt  used by the thoso almost prehistoric  miners, exist today just at the beach  of the Blue Boll mine.  ��������� Au extract from Mr. Sprout's report  is characteristic at onco of the time,  the place, and tho man. It run's: "It  (Kooteuay lake) looks a mining region  but prospecting for gold has not been  vory successful'hitherto. The old galena lodge on the east side (the Blue  Bell) which contains moderate quantities of silver has again attracted attention owing to tho approach of railways  to. the district, and perhaps 'more  largely owing to improvements ,iu the  process of separating tho silver from  tho lead which creates hopes that such  low grade ore may now be handled  profitably. ��������� Galena ledges, supposed to  be silver bearing, have been discovered/  last year (18S3) on thc west sido of the  lako. Practical men who have, boen  sent to examine tho region generally,  and have spoilt several months in exploring, have been satisfied with its  promising' character. Almost everybody who was employed at Kooteuay  lake in 1883 lias what he considers to  bo a silver bearing galena claim. Half  a dozen men regard themselves already  as" Comstock millionaires. There is  nothing in thc facts as yet to justify  auy such belief."  When Mr. Sproat says that prospecting for gold had not been very successful, he was speaking of Kooteuay lake  proper. But many years ago probably  thirty or forty there was a kind of  miniature Klondyke excitement' at  Forty-Nine creek which runs into the  Kootenay river some nine miles below  Kelson. There arc few men alive to  tell of this incident, but living on the  ground still is an old man named  Dicgan who if not actually ..on thc  creek at the height of its prosperity,  yet heard the tales of its richness at  first hand. The creek still contains  gold and its bed is being worked by  modern hvdraulic machinery.  At thc time of the report from which  a quotation has boon, made the' only  practicable routes into Kootenay wci-c  from the American side. Thc famous  Dewdney trail .indeed existed but-'its  maintenance���������had~bcch_neglbctod~ audit had become impassible. - There wero  two main routes of'trade.into the.coun-  try. Ono was from Missoula in Montana through thc T&bacco plains to  Wild Horse creek on the upper country,  where there wore rich placer claims.  Tho length of this trail was about 200  miles. Tho other was from 'Walla  Walla and other places to Sand Point  ou. Lako Pond d'Oreille in Idaho, to  .Joseph's Prairie or Wild Horso, a dis-  anco of 105 miles. Mr. Sproat himself  opened up lhe route to Nelson up the  Columbia river to lho mouth of the  Kootenay,.whore the locality i.s still  known as Sprout's Landing.and thence  by tho old trail up tho Kootenay river  to Nelson;  Iii order to understand the wisdom  of Mr. Sproat's selection of thc site for  his capital it is necessary to understand something of tho. geography of  tho country. The Arrow lak<).s, which  aro part of the Columbia river lie  about 200 miles west of the ��������������������������� Roeky  mountains. Down these beautiful  lakes navigation is possible from Revelstoke on tho north to Northport iu  the state of Washington a distance of  250 miles. Between the/ Arrow lakes  and the Rockies, and parallel to both,  lies' tho Kooteuay lako embosomed in  thc Selkirk ranges which rise in craggy  peaks to a height ,,of 10,000 feet. . In  early days this lake was called Flat  Bow lako. From -the west side of  ', Kootenay lake issues its west .arm or  1 outlet navigable for 20 miles to where  ] Nelson now stand.-.     About a milo bo-  ��������� low Nelson tho outlet becomes ii rapid  river falling about :J50 feet in its journey of 25 miles to join ".the Columbia.  ��������� Southwards from Nelson ascends a valley, known as Cottonwood Smith  creek,    (though   tlie   Smith is usually  ' dropped; which communicates by a  | low pass with the Salmon river the  ! valley of which leads down to tho fer-  1 tile   plains  of Washington and affords  facilities for communication witli the  i  ; entire   railway system   of the United  | States.    In 18!.'3 Sir. Corbin. the presi-  ! dent of ,tiic Spokane  Falls & Northern  Kiilwav   extended  his  line ' under tbe  * i'  name of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  railway, by this route to Nelson. Before this the Columbia &., Kootenay  railway had built their line iii from  Robson on the Columbia river so that  Nelson" has the unique advantages of  perfect water communication with all  the magnificent mineral country bordering on tho Kootenay lake including  the towns of Balfour, Kaslo, Ainsworth, Pilot Bay, Sanca, and clast but  not least Bouner's Ferry in the state  of Idaho, a station on the main line of  the Great Northern railway.' Sho has  a.s we have already seen direct rail  communication with Spokane and  thence with thc wholo of the United  States. She has her railway to Rob-  son'communicating with all the magnificent waterways of tho Columbia  river on which the splendid steamers  of thc Canadian Pacific railway transport whole trains from the main line  of that groat system, so that the goods  roach Nelson without being transferred.  In addition to all this which one would  almost deem sufficient to ensure thc  prosperity of a town the Crew's Nest  Pass lino is now being pushed on with  all possible speed to its terminus at  Nelson and the Canadian Pacific railway is building a line up the Slocan ���������  river which will bring all that rich  mining region within two or throe  hours of Nelson. Truly that blue eyed  Scotsman who stood on lho hillside  and looked down on the' densely  wooded flat where Nelson, now stands  knew what he was about wheu he declared it to bo the site for the capital  of Kootenay.  Tho actual site of lho town is where  the valley of the. Cottonwood broadens  out and descends in a succession of  benches to its junction with the Kootenay river. At the time of thc founding of tho city those ' terraces and-  benches wore covered with a dense  growth of timber. Only one man had  penetrated it for an}1- distance. Ho  was an'old trapper named Martin' Fry  aud ho has often declared that .-tho  bush was thc densest in tho country.  Tho cause which first brought people  to Nelson was the discovery, of the  great deposit of silver bearing ore on  Toad mountain. This was made, in  1880 by. Messrs. Hall and. Oakes. -  Messrs. Hall and Oakes Avith two'com-  panions named White and Milicr came  in during tho autumn to prospect for  placer ground in the. Salmon river.  Now although Hall creek and one or  two other tributaries of the Salmon  river do actually head up on to Toad  mountain there i.s nothing within sov-  eral miles of their sources to attract  placer miners and various- theories  have been started to account for their  presence on a-mountain soyeral thousand foot above auy gronnd'that thoy  wero searching for. That, they lost  their horses is a plausible one and may  fairly be accepted. . Anyhow on that  trip they camo' across thc outcrop of  thc Kooteuay bonanza and took out  with them a sample weighing about UO  pounds. ,  In those days this district was moro  remote almost than tho Klondyke is  now, so little "was it visited that tho  Hall party did not even tako the  trouble to stake their claim. - Had they  dono so, indeed, they would have had  fo go to Donald to record it, a journey  of somo i?00 miles. Thoy therefore  trusted in thc loneliness of, the situa-  tion-and���������literally'loft���������millions" "lying*  about on the top of a hill until they  might think ��������� it worth while to come  back and stake it. Tho result of the  assay of the sample they took out.  showed them that (the thing was too  good to lose, and early in the spring,of '  1887 thoy camo back and staked off  four claims, tho Silver King, the Koo't-'-  enay Bonanza, the American Flag and '  the Kohiuoor.-'  Tho fame of this discovery, which  by wayLof development, has in.no wise  diminished, was sufficient to attract  some of that floating, shifting population that roams throughout tho mining  regions of tho northwest, and in 1SS7  there wore somo three or four hundred  peoplo cani]M.)d upou the banks of Ward  creek a little streamlet which runs  through tho mirtdlo of the town. -  This was tho state of a flairs found-  by Mr. Sproat upon his visit in 1887.  Upoilreceiving his report he wus instructed by the government to "'go  ahead," to-do what lie pleased. lie  thereupon sot to work to inakohiscity  "and with the aid of a piece of ropo  which ho used _.m somo mysterious  manner unknown to the science and  art of surveying lie laid off a portion  of what i.s now Vernon street. " Iu October 1888 the first sale of lots took  placo: In 188!) Mr. A. s! Farwell  came and completed tho survey of the  town. . -  It requires sonic sketch of imagination to conjure up a picturo of Nelson  as she was in the latter'eighties. Nor  ten years ago, and yet' almost more remote than as niaiiy decades in the older  world. The first settlers established  themselves on the banks of Ward creek.  Here a little clearing was made along  the lake front and back as far perhap-s  as whero Baker street is today. Beyond was a dense thicket of pines and  firs. Even after tlio survey was made  it was a serious business to go aud  look for a lot on Victoria street. In  this clearing were gathered a handful  of people, dwelling mostly in touts,  attracted by the silver magnet on Toad  mountain. The first house actually  built in Nelson w:is a log cabin put np  bv Arthur  Bunting,   a   son-in-law   of w.wrfAtfvIjL������^^j;K'^.v!tfKL'**i^::;;i**ow*^  CT<*-amiaj^ftKflasaMatni/fl jxtnsssKne*!ttxs&,TGBMa wj^i&i&XMMns^i-tsteaag^vtic-s&x &���������vp,*f)err.  4  tMe Miner nelson, b. c, Saturday, sept. 18,1897.  old Dick Fry.' It stood some fifty  yards west to the approach to the government wharf and av:is demolished  only about a fortnight ago (August  1897) to make room for iho now line  of raihvay connecting the two railway  stations. Thc logs of which it was  built aro still lying whero the workmen throw tliem. and they might  easily bo collected and put. together1  somewhere else. Even now, the first  houso built in Nelson is something of  a curiosity, and in years to come it  will bo much prized. Tho second  house was Hume's store alluded to  further on, and the third was an hotel,  also built of logs, erected by John F.  Ward on what is now lot 1, block 1, at.  present vacant at the corner of Vernon  and Ward streets. Some of tho logs of  Avhich this house Avas built, aro still  lying on tho. ground. Mr. Ward] also  had a largo tent whicli served as a  boarding house. It stood near whero  Captain Fitzstubbs'.garden now is on  the government block. Mr. Ward gavo  his name to tho creek and to the street  which loads (more or loss) up its  course, while the next street on the'  oast, Josephine street, is called after  Mrs. Ward. Besides Ward's hotel on  that corner lot there was a littlo house  built of shakes in which Mr. Jiffon  now registrar of the supreme court  carried out his various duties as mining recorder, constable and all thc  other official positions that aro 'rolled  into one' in a new camp. If a history  of Mr. Jiff en could bo Avritten it wonld  be a deal more interesting than any1  story of the founding of a modern  town. Mr. Jiffon left his home in  Ontario and rode across thc continent'  to California in the early days of thc  great'49'rush, and afterwards camo  north during the Cariboo excitement  in the fifties. Sometimes of an evening, over a pipe, those who are privileged to be admitted as cronies of the  old gentleman aro treated to stories- of  adventures with wild animals, sharp  encounters Avith Indians and marvelous-tales of gold finding, by tho man'  himself who was the chief, actor in  them?  Betweeu tlie hotel ando tho govern-1  ment office 'Jim' Gilker squeezed in a  store in which he. commenced that  business Avhich he still carries on today and Avhich it is to be hoped has  resulted in filling his pockets. If iu-j  deed his funds have increased as his'  popularity has he is4 rich indeed.1  Close by on the same site whore he  afterwards erected commodious business premises J. Fred Hume, who represents the district in the Provincial  parliament, had a little log built store.  .Three other ��������� prominent pioneers are'  still among us, Messrs. R. E. Lemon,'  G. A. Bigelow and A. J. Marks. The  latter with Mr. Van Noss started the  first prominent hotel in town which  stands today as tho avoII knoAvn Nelson'  hotel. Mr. Van Noss remained with'  Nelson until the rush to Rossland in  1895 when the attraction of the Trail  Creek camp was too strong ������������������ for him'  and he -went thoro aud built the War  Eagle hotel. Mr. Marks continued at  his old stand uutil a few months>ngo  when he sold out to Mr. White, a iioav  comer from Manitoba. Mr. Lemon'  gave up his business as a merchant  and storekeeper last year and is iioav  in business as a mining broker.    Mr.  _BigeloAV,_who-is-a_justice-of-the-peace,-  has also retired,from his original business as a storekeeper' and is wooing  fortune in eastern Kooteuay.    As soon  " as there was any business to bb done  in real estate the man was found to do  it in the person of Mr. Harold Selous  who came iii in 1889. Ho had just ro--  turned from a trip down the,Yukon,  an almost unprecedented journey in  thoso days. Mr. Selous and his party  Avintored at the mouth. of Forty Milo  crock and suffered great privations  from thc lack of proper food. Tho first  job ho undertook was a contract to  clear out a gravel bank in the Kootenay  river about a milo below Nelson. Au  English company Avhich is still in"existence had large grants' of land in tho  upper valleys of the, Columbia and  Kootenay rivers," and it was thought  that if the outlet of the Kootenay river  could be enlarged, thc company's lands  along the river between tho international boundary and the head of the  lake could be freed from tho annual  iiinundation Avhichiu thc spring covers  . them with water - to the depth of several foot. Accordingly a. contract for  tho Avork Avas let to Mr. Selous, but  whether tho company erred in its calculations or did not reckon on all the  factors, the Avork was practically use,:  loss. The company has now abandoned  the idea and is proceeding Avith its  plans by means of vast dykes round  the land, but these havo not yet proved  ' successful either. The manager of the  company at that timo was Mr. Baillic-  Grohman avIio has a world wide celebrity as a AA'riter on sport. -He-has  uoav left this eouiitiy and is liviug iu  his ancestral castle in the Tyrol. Mr.  George. Alexander of Kaslo is the preseut manager and it is to bo hoped  that his efforts to bring this land nn-  der settlement Avili bo successful. In  a country' of mountains to which all  vegetables and farm product havo to be  brought from great distances, it is a  pity that those thousands of acres -of  splendid land cannot be utilized.  Canada is a large country and even  iioav it is exceedingly difficult to attract   attention  of   the   post office au  thorities. This department which  broods over the land like some huge  monster keeps- its brain at Ottawa,  2,000 miles away.,. In those days although there Avas a post office, kept, as  it still is, by 'Jim' Gilker, Her  Majesty's mails -were loft to got themselves into tho country-and out of it-  the best way they could. They came  doAvn rhe Kootenay valley by pack  train and then trusted to what craft  thoy might find for their conveyance  doAvu the lako and river, some seventy  miles to Nelson. For a long time this  son-ice Avas carried ou<7 gratuitously,  by Dr. Hendryx in his steamboat  "Galena." This old boat, the pioneer  of tho steam fleet ou Kootenay lake,  was sunk in Pilot Bay. during tho  memorable galo of 1S94. Only last  week sho was towed across to Kaslo to  have some necessary repairs made  when it was found that she Avas too  rotten to do anything to. She was accordingly broken-up aud her engines,  at one time tho pride of tho lake have  been bought by a bottling merchant.  Thus the first houso and. tho first  steamboat disappeared within a few-  days of each othor. Her owner, Dr.  Hendryx, though not much connected  with Nelson was a notable figure in  the opening up of tho district, and thc  camp in which thc Blue Bell is situated is named after him. Dr. Hendryx'  bought the Blue Bell mine in 1884 and  set himself to work with characteristic  energy to develop it. Tho property,  as is avoII knoAvn, contains a huge  lodge of Ioav grade ore and at present  is shut down. Part of Dr. Hcndryx's  scheme was the erection of tho smelter  at Pilot Bay, but ho severed his connection with the company before its  completion in 1894. His brother, Mr.  A. B. Hendryx, who represented a  wealthy syndicate of Americans, finished the AArork and it was started in  March 1895, having cost first and last,'  together with the Blue Boll mine some  $750,000. It ran with occasional stoppages for about two years, but has  since been shut down and the smelter  itself has passed into the hands of the  Messrs. Braden Bros, of Helena, Montana. The works consist of a 100 ton  concentrator, four roasting furnaces  and. a -water jacket blast furnace. It  is understood that tho neAv owners will  increase t-ho capacity before ,commencing active operations.  Thc indulgence of the reader-is  craved for .the .erratic course of this  history. Instead of keeping to its one  subject and proceeding in proper chronological order, it wanders all over  Kootenay and mixes .up yesterday with  ten years ago in a most nnsecmiugly  maimor. But it must e'en be allowed  to '' gang its ain gait.''  It Avas mentioned just iioav, before  wo wandered'away to Pilot Bay, that  the mails were uncertain in the old  days. There was, then no method of  attracting the atfenfciou of the post  office people to tho matter, but in 1890  a notable CA-ent occurred. The Miner  newspaper was established by Messrs.  Houston and Ink, the latter of. whom  still remains iu town but has turned  his energies into the service of another  journal which he and his partners  started aftor selling The Miner.  Tho Miner  made its first bow' to the  public on the 21 Juno, 1890, and justly  claims the position of the oldest paper  in-Kootenay-aiid-thei-first-miniug-paper-  in British Columbia.    Its first number  is   exceedingly interesting   and  is   an  historic   document  of  ho little value."  It contains ". A Short  Sketch  of  Nelson, '.' giving  the  names  of  many of  the   chief   business   people.   - Besides  those we have   already   mentioned," in  this  first  "Domesday  Book"   of   the  toAvn avc find E. S. Topping who afterwards became  famous as the owner of  tho toAvn of Trail and iioav is exploiting  the riches of Door Park.   He has sonie-  Iioav picked up  thojtitle of "Colonel"  in (he transition, for which the reason  is   not  obA-ious.    Dr. La  Ban's  name  also occurs in the  list   and marks him  as tho senior physician of the district.  , On another page of-tho first  number  of this paper there are notices of "Tho  Oldest  Town   on   tho  Lake"   and-of  "Kootenay's  Youngest    Metropolis."  Thc first  of   theso of course was AinsAvorth,   the" site  of  which - Avas " purchased in 18S3 by Georgo J. Ainsworth  of Oakland,' California.    The youngest  metropolis Avas   Sproat.    This Avas the  landing   placo   on   thc Columbia river  from which the trail to Nelson started.  Some   of   Nelson's merchants were located there,   notably   Messrs.   Lemon,  Bigelow and Teetzel.    Tho littlo place  however  soon   ceased   to exist and its  inhabitants   threw in  their  destinies  with' Nelson.    Under  thc ..heading of  '.'Another Smelter for  Kootenay," the  smelting.furnace at Golden is described  at lengtlL    This smelter Avas  achially  bloAvn in, but  nothing camo of it and  it is said that the   chargo Avas alloAved  to '' freeze up. "     It  can   scarcely  be  said to haA-e' beeu more, successful than  its neighbor at  Revelstoke Avhich was  never   lit up at all.    This latter building was. put   too  near  the  Columbia  river, which year by year has'devoxu-ed  large slices of the sandy bluff on which  it stands so that a year or tAvo at most  Avill   see   it  engulfed   iu   tlie  mighty  stream.  Dick Fry of Bonner's Ferry had located several, extensions of the Hall's  Silver King group on Toad mountain,  bnt iu 1890 the locations ran out by  reason   of  his failure to do the assess  ment work, and tho ground Avas  promptly restaked by Michael Kealoy  who is very avoII known in Nelson today. The claims ho staked were thc  'Daisy,' the 'Yankee Girl' and thc  ' Silver Ecll.' Meanwhile tho Queen  Vi-.toria, a copper claim on the north  sido of the river about seven miles below (he toAvu, was bonded by San  Francisco parties for $50,000 and about  two ' tons wore sont away to-the California capital for a mill test. No wonder there was a rush for silver ^properties as the price of thc Avhito metal  thou is quoted at ������1.04, load was $4.50  aiid copper was  $10. (JO por 100 pounds.  At the present time croAvds of people  go io Ward's Crossing fo camp out and  fish. Fow' if any care to find out the  meaning of the name. But Tom Ward  is still with us and if ho is on Baker  street you Avill be able'to pick him out  from the crowd for lie is thc tallest  among many tall men and if you cannot see him, you will soon hoar him.  His voice is marvellous and many have  boen glad to hear its answering shout  across tho dark Avartcrs on a Aviator's  night at the ferry. It was there that  tho old trail crossed the river and on  tho south bank Tom had an hotel  whore weary travelers could find rest  aid inward comfort for man and beast.  ;U( hough-early iii- ninety Baker street  began to put itself into shape, there  was a healthy growth of brush in the  roadway and tho gulch through which  Ward crock runs was as yet imbridgod.  A contract for this work was let in  Juno and iu tho successful tenders avc  fiud another pioneer, Mr. G. O.  Buchanan, who then had a-sawmill  about eighteen miles up the lake. The  mill stood there until tho big flood of  1894 when it came quietly floating  down and was secured by N. Hoover.  Hd towed it on his beach close by tho  powder magiziuo where parts of it  still remain. Mr. Buchanan Avho by  the way ran for the constituency iu  tho government interest at the last  Provincial ; elections has uoav removed  his mill to Kaslo where he has ono of  the finest establishments in the district. NcwlandJ Hoover was, together  with his neighbor across the Avater, IV  Collins, a pioneer prospector of the  district. About this time the beginnings of the Nelson'Sawmill company  were laid by M. S. Davys, uoav superintendent of tho Silver King mine and  John Tolson. At a sale of lots held iu  1890. at .which Mr. Jiffen was auctioneer and H. Selous took in the cash  the sum of $9,515 was realized for  thirty-two lots, which thus averaged  nearly $295 each. Among the names  of the buyers Ave find H. V. Rudd  whose genial face Avas for long familiar  to the public framed in tlie post office  window. Mr. Rudd iioav enjoys an  important position in the service of  the Hall Mines. At this period Mr.  Tunstall was government agent for  Kootenay Avith a head office at Revelstoke, or Farwell as tho old toAvn used  to be called. Mr. Ward Spinks, judge  of.the county court, was the first judicial dignitary'to arrive in Nelson. He  hold his first criminal trial on the 10th  July whon Tom Brady was sentenced  to 18 months hard labor for cutting  and wounding Billy Gorman.  The Nelson jail . has -always been  celebrated for the freedom with which  prisoners took their leave Avhen they  were   tired  of ^thoir  sojourn therein.'  This used to be attributed to tho execrable, nature of the cooking but there  may have-boon other reasons. - The  first escape on the list, Avhich culminated the other day in -the flight of  the man Woods, who was brought back  convicted of murder0 and hanged,  wtis attempted by this man Brady.  He was hotly pursued by - Mr. Jiffen  aided by Harold Selous. Tho former  fired a shot-at the fugitive Avhich had  the effect of stopping him and lio "was  speedily recaptured.  Tlie success of the town of Nelson  .induced others to take up pre-emptions  adjoining the town proper, and thus  avc have tho Hoover addition which is  iioav ono of the chief residential. districts and the Hume addition in which  lots, aro soiling readily at .moderate  prices, and Bogus town. This latter  in Avhich, under the misleading title  of "Nelson City," lots- were sold to  strangers, occupies a splendid site oir  Andorsoii's point. There tho owners  built a fine wharf which" mado an excellent bathing place, but avus never  used for anything else, and fell a  victim to" the flood of 3894.- The terminus of.- the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  raihvay is situated in Bogus 'town  which really deserves a better name.  Had itsoAvners chosen a reasonable name  for it instead of attempting to 'jump'  the title of Nelson ��������� proper, it would  probably have paid thom better. There  is a certain kind of sharpness that is  not good business.  (To be continued.)  NOTICE.  NOTICE,  ADDITION A.  The lots owned by the undersigned in District Lot 150  (Addition A). are temporarily  withdrawn from sale, pending  readjustment of prices.  Nelson. 15th Sept., 1897. -  760 F. C. INNES,  Take notice that,sixty days after date I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of  Lands and Works fur permission to purchase  160 acres o������ unreserved Crown lands, situate on  Crawford Bay, AVest, Kootenay District, and  commencing' at, a post marked E. C. Howell.  N. AV. corner; thence east JO chains; thence  south 40 chains; thence west, 10 chains t.o 'the  shore, and ihence along tho shore to thc point  of coi-.iniencement. K. C. HOWKI.U-  July 27. li>!)7  [710] Per J. Hekkiok McGkeooh.  NOTICE.  Take notico that sixty days after da to I  intend to apply to the Chief '.'ominissioncrof  Panels and Works for permission lo purchase  ItiO acres of unreserved Crown lands, sauutc on  Crawford Hay, West Kootenay District, and  commencing at a post, marked li. K. Oddy S.K.  corner: thence went 10 chains; thence north JO  chains: thenco east, JO chains; thence soui.ii 11 <  chains. Ii. S. ODDY.  July 27,1S!)7 [711] Per J.-Ukhkick McGukgok.  ALASKA MINERAL CLAIM.  Situate in tue Nki.son-JIi.vino Division ok  AVest     Kootenav     District.���������AViikke  located:���������On the Nokth sr.oris ok Toad  Mountain, Adjoining  the .California  and the Goi.dkn MtxEKAr. Claims.  rpAKE NOTICK that I, J. M. McGreuor,  JL nctinjj as agent for Win. Moore. Free  Minor's Certificate No. 77512, intend, sixty days  from date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for u certificate of improvements, for  the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of tho  above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 37,  must  be  commenced   before  the  issuance of such certificate of improvemeuts.  J. M. McGKEGOR.  Dated this 30ih day of August, 1897.       (713)  Kootenay  Lumber Company  A Complete, Stock of Building Lumber of all kinds  will now be kept  at Nelson.  6S6     CHARLES StBAKBE, Agent  You Need It!  HAND  BOOK  OK THE  AMENDMENTS  TO THE  Mineral Act  Passed by tho Legislative Assembly of ihe  Province of British Columbia. May o, 1807. J  Price 25 cents  For sale at Miner Oilice.  F.C. GAMBLE, J. P. FRANCIS J. O'RlilLLV,  M. Inst. C. E. M. Can. Soc. CIO. Assoc. IL. Inst. C. K.      P.L. S fori! C  M. Am. Soc-C. E. P. L. S. for H. C. Rossland, li C.  (Late Kes.Eng. Dep. of Pub. Wks. of Canada in 11. C.| .;  Nelson, B. C. ''  GAMBLE & O'REILLY  Civil Engineers, Provincial Land Surveyors,  ���������    Accountants and General Agents  Agents Insurance Company of North America  NELSON AND EOSSLAND, : : :      ,.:   WEST KOOTENAY  690 BRITISH COLUMBIA  BOECKH'S  SUPERIOR  PAINTERS'  BRUSHES  BOECKH'S  HOUSEHOLD  BRUSHES and  BROOMS  Always Reliable and as Represented.   For sale by all  leading Wholesale and Retail Dealers  CHAS. BOECKH & SONS  Manufacturer of Brushes, Brooms and Wobdenware.  TORONTO 676 OUSTT.  ������ TRUSSES ff y������u are Ruptured call and see the ������  {trusses American Silver Truss j  {Endorsed by Unloading physicians of the world.    Will hold      ^1  hernia during thc most violent exercise. ^  J  sold oiy at Vanstone's New Drug Store       2  Kauffman Elock. 095 Comer Baker and Josephine Sts.     ^  095  ?9^0<X>O<>O<>OO<><>0-0O<H>OO^O<WO<>O0<)0-0OOO-00<>O^OO<>O0O<X>O0<)  A fibre bath, followed by  honest frictional brilliance.  The life and glory of leather.   :.  SiAter 5noe Poush  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Lund & Peterson, Props.  Vernon Street, Nelson, B. O  GOOD ACCOMMODATIONS, ,  First Class Bar in connection.     Transient rates reasonable.        (582)  A.C.EWART  c    Clements and Hillyer Blk-  Room 6 ...^ ...   Nelson. B. C.  JOHN McUTCHIE  Dominion and  ProvinciaHT>  Land Surveyor.  649  NELSON, B.  C.  Hotel  Slocai)  . Oldest and Most Reliable in the City.  EDWIN CUMMINGS, Proprietor.  RATES:    $2.50 Per Day.  tleadqUarters   For  Commercial {Travelers  ant) fflMnino fl&en.  First=Class in all its Appointments.  Cor. A Ave. and 4th St., KASLO, B.C.  (651) '. .    -'���������  A PAIL  WITHOUT  H00PS4������  I  W      That means a long W  lasting Pail. \������  Its  many qualities y  are unique.  The price makes it  a available to all. rfv  $ THE E.b10DY CO'S  ������ TJIDORATEO FISRFtt'AEE |$  ������������> PAHS, TOBS, P.4JTS, DISHES, ETC.  rmmmwvwg  1$$  <J>tA  Black or colored leather.  For Ladies, Gentlemens or  Childrens Shoes.  0000000"  OII.KKR ������t WELLS, Sole Agent* r<������r Xelson. G8J     CKKKK ItltOS.,  tgents nt Kuslo,  Headquarters for  ELECTRIC   LIGHT  SUPPLIES.  DYNAMOS WATER WHEELS  MOTORS FIRE HOSE      ���������      -  ENGINES WATER SUPPLIES  BOILERS CHANDLIERS  Estimates given and contracts entered into for the  entire systems.  Call on or write W. T. STEWARD,  Box 29 470 ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, Nelson, B. C.  Fred J. Squire  HAS RECEIVED A COMPLETE STOCK OF  WINTER md SPRING GOODS  TWEEDS,   SERGES,   WORSTEDS,   Etc.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES.  SUITS  $25.00 AND  UPWARDS.  COR. BAKER AND WARD STREETS.  NELSON,  90  B. C.  ICECREAM!   ICECREAM!  -      . - - ���������  AT TIIE '��������� . v  VIENNA  BAKERY RESTAURANT  For tho Very Best Meal at tho Most Kcsonablc Price ours is the place.   Ever  description of Lunches put up toprdcr.   AVe are now prepared to furnish all  kinds of Fancy Cakes, .Vienna Tarts, Lady Fingers, Maccaroons, etc.   Wedding Cakes a Specialty. .   ' -   ���������    -  FUSTIEST:   IBIRIE^A-ID    IUST  TO^WIST  delivered to any part of the town.   Also a fresh supply of Fancy Candies.  631  ". . ,' ( "      R. HURRY, Proprietor. .  THE MCDOWELL 1T1INS WATSON  GO., L'TD  -WHOLESALE  AND  RETAIL-  VANCOUVER,   B.   C.  A full stock of Drugs, Patent Medicines, Chemicals and Toilet.  .Articles,  Wholesale and  Retail.    Goods Right.    Prices-  Right.    Prompt attention to all orders.  the Mcdowell, atkins, watson, co  IO AND 12 CORDOVA STREET  600 GRANVILLE STREET. X/AKIOOIIX/PD     D    f+  417 HASTINGS STREET 127   VMUV/UUVCn,   D.   V*������ THE MINER, NELSON   B. ������., SATURDAY, SEPT.  i8, 1897  /  THE TEXT OF THE GREEK.  EXPLANATION    OF . LEGISLATION  NOW A LIVE IS3UE.  An Aide ami Impartial Discussion of thc  lteillgtrlliullon Act or 1890 by  the  Vancouver News-Advertiser.  Now thnt the   subject has been bo  prominently brought forward by the controversy in some of the provincial newspapers, to which we referred yesterday,  it may be useful if we dip a little into  the so called "ancient history" connected  , with a piece of legislation, which, in its  direct and indirect  results, has  had a  most important influence on the affairs  of the province during the years which  have elapsed since the passage of the Re-  i distribution Act of 1890.   As with many  other notable measures passed by various  legislative bodies, so with the act iD ques-  ' tion, the form  which it assumed, and  I many of its details, were the result of  j- circumstances at the time of its passage,  which,   although   entirely   disconnected  | with the scope of the bill, arid such as  'should not have been   allowed in   any  I manner to mould it, did, as a matter of  ! fact, cause it to pass on to the statute  'book in the unsatisfactory and unwise  form in which it became the law of the  1 land.   In  order, therefore, to deal with  ! the subject intelligently, it is necessary  ��������� to refer to these matters, and to give  I some-of the incidents���������both cf a local  [and personal character���������which played so  ^'important a part iu that piece of legislative handiwork. It will theu be seen  | that some of those who had a great deal  L to do with it, were themselves not satis-  [fied with the act. Much less did they  [ regard it as' a perfect measure, or as one  ' which fairly met the necessities of the  situation at that time. Those, therefore,  I Who attempt to build up on the act of  185)0 a defence of the system of parliamentary representation as it is found  to-day; are doing so upon a foundation  which thoFe who laid it, admitted wus  both faulty and.defective aDd entirely inadequate to be the bsise of a worthy and  honest provincial representative system.  The Redistribution Bill of 1890 was  the first attempt made in the Legislature to adjust the representation to  the altered conditions which had arisen  in the province through the completion of the Canadian Pacific Raihvay  and the close and intimate connection  with the other parts of the Dominion  | which had thereby been brought about.  A large influx of population ensued,  and naturally nearly all of it settled  at the terminus of the railway, or in  the vicinity of it. Vancouver city was  founded in 188(5, and its   growth  of  ��������� population  in five   years   was   about  ���������.three:fourths of that whicli had   required a period   of   thirty   years   to  domicile in Victoria.   The city of New  "Westminster and the great agricultural district in the valley of the Fraser  had received an increase in their population through the advent of the railway, while such remote districts as the  |_ Kootenays felt the effect of their being  made accessible by the new route for  -trade.and-travel-which-had-bcen-open-  cd by thc completion of that great undertaking.   In   short,   the   centre   of  population had been shifted from Vic-  toria'.to a; point on the Lower Fraser,  | -(uuLa-redistribution of the parliamentary representation became the greatest  question  in  provincial- politics.   The  ,.faet w.as disputed by no"one. It should  1 have been a simple and easy matter  I i'or .those who controlled provincial af-  tfairs to deal fairly and honestly.witli  the problem of adjusting, the representation to the now conditions.   Unfortunately they did not do so, aiul  hence much of the trouble which has  I resulted.  The legislature then consisted of 27  j members. Of,'these, 14. represented  I districts on the mainland,J while 13  [held seats for island constituencies,  j With the exception of New Westminister City, which returned one niein-  ] ber," all the mainland representatives  I sat for large electoral districts, in  pvhich the population was generally  [scattered over ' wide areas. On - the  I island, Victoria city, then, as now, had  [four -members, while districts in the  [immediate vicinity of it returned six  [members, so -that the small territory  [referred to had no less than ten out of  [the twenty-seven members whicli eoni-  [prised the legislature. These figures  ������'ire important, as the.situation which  Ithey disclose had niuch to do with the  [passage of the Act in 1890 in the form  fwhich it assumed.  In 1890,.an old fiction, called "the  [Balance of Power," was so much of  la reality that a large majority of  [the people, otherwise' well informed  Ion provincial political affairs, believed  ���������that itwas based on legislative authority, whereas there was nothing of the  |kind.. The doctrine of this "balance  Df power," was that the Mainland  kmist never have" more than one member in the legislature in excess of the  Immber which represented Island constituencies. According to this view,  t-hile the Mainland was so much  |arger than the Island, and might con-  Jain ten times its population, its political or legislative influence was to  -:ceed but by a mere fraction that  accorded to .the Island. Such a monstrous proposition seems now ridiculous.  Yet, as a reference to the newspapers of  the day will show, this antique tradition  hud clothed itself with so much authority  by the lapse of time, that ou the platform, in the press and on more than one  occasion in the legislature itself, it bad  been solemnly propounded as a law, the  violation of which would be near akin to  sacrilege.  The Hon. John Robson was premier in  1890, sitting as one of three members for  Westminister district, which was not then  divided into ridings. One of the shrewdest politicians who have ever had a part  in the control of provincial alf airs, there  were few men in the legislature, or  indeed, in British Columbia, who had a  more intimate acquaintance with the  geueral condition of things in the province or. who.could form a more accurate  forecast both of the probable trend of  events and ot the steps which should be  taken to bring the provincial administration into harmony with them. It was  the government, of which Mr. Robson  was at once the nominal head and the  real strength, which introduced and  carried through the legislature the Redistribution bill of 1890.  It will be said that either Mr. Robsou  did not ou that occasion grasp the situation or he did not give, honest and  proper effect to his perception of it.  We do not entirely hold either of those  views. The bill us introduced was not  the measure which Mr. Robson would  have advocated had he been able to give  expression to his own views. We can  state this on the best authority���������the  draft of a Redistribution bill in Mr. Bob-  sou's own handwriting aud a number of  letters to the Editor of the News-Advertiser written duriug the latter part of  1889 and the early part of 1890. The  measure which he outlined ignored the  so called "balance of power" and proposed a scheme which would have  satisfied the people of the Mainland,  while it would hnve laid the foundation  for a system almost automatic in its  operations as called for by the increase  of population and the expansion' ot  Provincial development.  But Mr. Robson encountered an opposition which made it impossible for him to  carry with him a majority cf his supporters from Island constituencies. It was  an occasion which some men would have  met without hesitation and have made  a supreme effort without stopping to  count the cost. Had Mr. Robson done  so, the history of British Columbia 6ince  1890 would havo beeu different fixm  what it has beau. But even iu the speech  on the second reading of the bill and  during the subsequent debates, he could  not dissemble the fact that the measure  was not what it should have been.  "Some," he said, "will not approve of  the bill, will not consider it such a wise  and statesmanlike measure as was called  for." He adopted the course of expediency rather thau the bolder and, in the  end, more glorious one and one, which  in this case, we believe would really have  been better for his own personal and  political reputation and fortunes. But  in much larger legislative fields, men,  of greater calibre than Mr. Robsou, have  also shown similar weakuess.  We can learn niuch from a consideration of these fncts; facts which cannot be  disputed. They plainly show that the  act of 1890 was defective even in the view  of-irs^reputed-parent That-being sof we  must go back to it in our efforts to  reform tbe representative system and cut  out from it those parts which have preserved the existe ce of the little pocket  constituencies which have stifled tbe  voice of. the majority and perpetrated n  great wrong on the <people down to the  present, time. The act of 1890 made no  pretense to change the system, It  merely mitigated in a very slight degree  the crying wrongs which are inherent in  it.���������Vancouver News-Advertiser.  Heintzman Pianos.  If you want a rich toned Heintzman,  write to H. N. Codsier,   .,.  615 Revelstoke.  G. D. CURTIS  ^=j=S=JARCHITEOff=E|&  625    ������VEK THOMSONS' BOOK STOKE.  JOHN HIRSCH,  Provincial Land Surveyor.  Okfick:  NELSON   AND   ROSSLAND, B. O.  140  BRICK.  T.G.PROCTER,  Real Estate i Mines,  BAKER STREET,  Nelson,  B.C.  5 doors west of Bank of Montreal, P. O. Box 229.  OFFICE OF THE  Kootenay Valleys Co., Ld.  -AND-  Balfour Brick Yard Oo.  Owners of property in Kelson should send in  a list of their lots for tale, as I have customers  ready to purchase Nelson property at a reasonable figure. 746  We have plenty of Brick in Nelson,  residy for immediate delivery. Apply  at office of 747  T. G. PROCTER,      Baker street.  Do You Want a Home?  $550���������A cosy little cottage and two  choice lots situate in Hume Addition,  ground ;Cll cleared for lawn or garden.  Grand view of the lake. Terms���������  Apply at office of  T. G. PROCTER,  747 Baker street, Nelson,  NOTICE.  In the Supreme Court of British Columbia.  In the matter of The Winding up Act and  in thc matter of The Nelson Sawmill Company,  Limited.  Notice is hereby given that by an,Order of  thc Supreme Court of British Columbia in ihe  above matter dated thc eighth day of September, 1897, on thc petition of John Anthony  Turner it was ordered that the above named  company should be wound up under the provisions of the "Winding up Act."  MACDONALD & JOHNSON,  of Baker Street, Nelson, B.C.,  (755) Solicitors for tho said Petitioner.  1'atcd at Nelson, B. C, this ninth day of September, 1897.  W. A. JOWETT  MINING and  Real Estate  Broker...  NELSON, B. C.  Has for, immediate sale���������  Lots 17 and 18,  Block  10,  Nelson  "      6    "      7,      "      17,  "    19 "      66,  The above are unimproved.  Also Lot 4, Block 12, Baker Street,  with Two-story Block, rented  for $65 per month.  ������ A   Good  Investment.  on  t  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,  ni  RAGLESS & NELSON.  NOTICE.  IS HKREBY given that sixty days after date,  I shall apply to the Chief Commissioner  of Lands and Works for permission to purchase the following described land, situate  near tbe south end of Kootenay lake:  Commencing at the northwest corner of Lot  883. G. 1, Kaslo and Slocan Ry land, thence  east 10 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence norlh 20 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence  west to the shore oC Kootenay lako, thence following thc shore of said lake to point of commencement, containing 610 acres more or less.  .   (Signed)      A. St. G. HAMKUSLEV.  West Kootenay, 30th August, 1897. 753  CALIFORNIA MINfiRAL CLAIM.  Situate in thk Nelson Mi.ving Division ok  o  West Kootexaay Distkict. Where  Located���������On the Nokth Slope of Toad  Mountain, adjoining the Exchequer  Mineral Claim. *.'  TAKE NOTICE I hat I, J. M.McGregor, acting  as agent for P. Cherbo, Free Miners Certiticate No. 78130, intend, sixty days from the  day hereof, to apply to thc Mining Recorder  for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above  claim.  Ard further take notico that action, under  section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such certificate of improvements.  j. m. mcgregor.  Dated this 26th day of July, 1897 709  NEW STORE  ^NTO THE PUBUCH^  We understand that heretofore a great many 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. FERUND & CO.  ELLIOT BRICK BLOCK,  Baker Street.  MR. DAY'S LETTEB..  Proof That Mr. Atkins Hired no Men  tu  .Ininp Claims.  September, 1897.  Tiik Minek. Nelson, Dear Sir:���������I  have, read with interest yonr story of  thc Silver King mine.in "your issue of  August 2Sth, but there is one iniiecu-  racy which I tun sure you will permit  me to set right as it casts a stain upon  thc character of my, relative Mr.  Richard Day Atkins and from what I  have learned of the leading position  that your ably edited paper occupies  iu West Kootenay and' its justly  acquired reputation as a reliable source  of information it will afford you pleasure to publish this letter. "-  . In June, 1890, just' two months before his death, Mr. Atkins acquired a  one-half interest in the Silver King  claims from Messrs. Hall.  - In December, 1889, two men named  Shaw tind Fry had jumped the Silver  King group of claims and Mr. Atkins  determined to remain at the mine  pending the settlement of the tiction  that was instituted 'by, the jumpers, as  he did not- care to spend any large  amount of money on the property  until these proceedings were terminated. His remaining so long at  the mine undoubtedly led to his death.  Tliere are many old timers in Nel-'  son who had the privilege of knowing  Mr. Atkins who was the very soul of  honor and incapable of a selfish act.  They will indorse my character of him.  But a fouler libel could not be published against a dead man than those  contained in the above article where  it is said that in the summer of 1890  Atkins secured the services of three  Victoria men who agreed to jump the  property. Were it possible for him so  to. act I would be the last to defend his  character. Yours truly,  R. Dav.  Call and see the.  Aberden Stoves  And Ranges   AT THE   NELSON  HARDWARE  CO.       *     *  O  A Complete Assortment of.Table and Pocket Cutlery, Granite  733 '    ;ind Tin Ware, etc.  CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY  J5lXT0D   SOO   PACIFIC    X.I3STE.  w  The most direct route to  All Points in Canada  United States and Europe.  DAILY   SEEVICB  Purchase through tickets and have your baggage checked to your desti-  j    "J nation without change.-"'  THE ONLY LINE-  launch  FOR SALE  The "Myrtle 13," now running on the Slocan river, Slocan City. Length, 30 feet, by  6 foot beam. 4x4 engine. All  in good order. Particulars of  owner.    Selling Cheap.  C. BENJAFIELD,  742 Slocan City  KASLO & SLOCAN RAILWAY  TIME   CARD.  Subject to change without notice.  THAINS   RUN  ON   PACIFIC STANDARD  TIME.  Going Wkst.  Leave 8.00 a. ni.  "     8.36 a. m.  "     9.36 a. ni.  "     9.51 a. m.  .    "    10.03 a. m.  "   10.18 a.m.  Daily Going Kast.  Kaslo Arrive 3.30 p.m.  South Fork       "      3.15 p.m'.  Sproule's  Whitewater  Bear Lake (-  McGuigan  10.38 a. m. Cody Junction  Aro.   10.50 a.m.   Sandon  2.1������ p.m.  2.00 p.m.  1.18 p.m.  1.33 p m.  1.12 p.m.  Leave   1.00 p.m.  CODY LINE.  A    PASSENGER    6  V TRAINS W  EACH   DAY   BETWEEN  Trail and Rossland  ON THE  COLUMBIA & WESTERN RT.  Leave 11.00 a. ni. Sandon  Arrive 11.20 a. in. Cody  Arrive 11.45 a. m"  Leave 11.25 a. in.  For  rates and  information   apply at the  Company's offices.  ROBT. IRVING,       GEO. F. COPELAND.  2M> G. i\ & P. \, Superintendent.  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 and full particulars as to ratpF. time, etc., apply to nearest C. P. K.  agent or to GEO. S. BEEU, Ticket Ageut, Nelson-  H. M. McGREGOU. -    E. J. COYLE,  Traveling Pass. Agt., NeUon. Dist. Pass. Agt. Vancouver  Run mado in one hour.  No. 6 leaves Rowland at 7 a. m.   Connects in  thc morning witli steamer at Trail.  Xo. 3 leaves  Trail  nt 8:15 a. in. .Connects at  Rossland with Red Montain train for Spokane..  No. 2 leaves Rossland at. 3:00 p. in.   Connects  with C. P. R. inuin line steamers for the  north at Trail. '  No. 1 leaves Trail at 12:30 p. m. Connects with  C. P. R. main lino steamers from thc north  at Trail.  No. 4 leaves Rossland at 11:00 a. ni.   Connects  with Red Mountain train from Spokane at  Rossland.  No. 5 leaves Trail at 5:15 p. m. 'Connects with  steamer Lytton at Trail.  General Offices: F. P. GUTEL1US,  Trail B. C. General Supt,  DIRECT  ROUTE  FORT STEEL MI���������  NELSON and LARDO  Steam Navigation Company  Commencing Monday 10th May, 1807,  Steamer Ainsworth will leave Kaslo, -B O,  every Monday and Thursday at 9 a. ni. for  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, connecting with Great  Northern Railway on Tuesdays and Fridays  both to and from Spokane and Eastern and  Western Points.  Steamer will return from Bonner's Ferry at  4 a. m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, arriving  at Kaslo same evening so ns to make quick  connections with Trail Creek and Slocan Mining districts.  'ihis route is thc most direct for thc Fort  Steele Mining 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^  Three Important Points  FIRST���������Go via St. Paul because the  lines to that point ^ill afford you the  best service.  SECOND���������See that thecoupou beyond  St. Paul reads via the Wisconsin Central  hecause tbat line makes the closest connections with all the trans-continental  lines entering the Union depot there, and  its service is first-class in every particular  THIRD���������For information, call on your  neighbor and friend, the nearest ticket  agent, and ask for a' ticket via the Wisconsin Central lines, or address .  Jas.-C-Posd,���������  Gen. Pas. Agt,  Milwaukee,  ���������    Wisconsin.  -or Gko.-S.-Batty.--���������'-  -  General Agent.  21fi Stark St..  (570) Portland. Or  ttlOil MV1  MflWiiCo���������Lil.  Steamers  "International" and "Alberta" on Kootenay Lake .  and River.  Time Card in ell'eet July 12th, 1807.    Subjoct  to change without notice.  Five Mile Point connection with all passenger  trains of N. SsF.S. It. R. to 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, o'A~> a. in. Arrive Northport  12:15 p. in.; Rossland 3:10 p. in.; Spokane (! p. in.  Leave Nelson for Konlo and way points, daily  except Sundays. 5:30 p. in. Leaving Spokane 8  a. m; Kossland 10:30 a. in.;  Northport 1:50 p. in.  New Service on Kootenav Lake.  Leave Nelson for Kaslo, etc., Tues., Wed..  Thurs.���������Kri., Sat., 8:30 a. rn. Arrive Kaslo 12:30  p. in. Leave Kaslo for Nelson, etc., Mon.,  Tues., Wed., Thurs., Kri., 5:00 p. in. Arrive  Nelson 0.00 p. in.  Bonner's perry and Kootenay A'l'vcr Service.  'Leave Kaslo, Saturday   Arrive Boundary. Sunday .".   ^Arrive Bonners Kerry. Sunday..  Leave Honner's Kerry,Sunday,..  Arrive Boundary.' Sunday ,  Arrive Kaslo, Sunday '.   .Close connection at Bonner's Kerry with  trains East bound, leaving Spokane 7:10 a. m.  and-West bound, arriving Spokane 7:00 p. in. .  *Thc Alberta awaits the arrival of the International before leaving for Bonner's Ferry.  Kaslo, B. C, 12th July, 1S97.  31 GEO. ALEXANDER Gen'l Mgr.  !l:30 p. in.  0:00 a. in.  10:30 a. m.  . 1:00 p. in.  .5:00 p. in.  10:00 p. in.  ATLANTIC  Parisian���������Allan Line    Carthaginian���������Allan Line   Labrador���������Dominion   Line   Scotsman���������Dominion Line���������������������������  Lake Winnipeg��������� Heaver Line  Ontario���������Heaver Line...  ii) Lines  From Montreal.   I uly 21   .July 31   July 31  ..,-. July 17   lulv 21   :....July 28  From New York.   July IJ  , July 2J   July 28  ��������� -.... -Aug.  1   July J7  July 23  M0RTHERN  IN     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. ni.  No. 2 East "       .....7:00a.m.  Tickets to Japan  and China via. Tacoma and Northern Pacific  S. S. Company.  Teutonic���������White Star Line   Brittianic���������White StarJJne...  Paris���������American   Line":   St. Paul���������Ajnciioan Line   Campania-Cunard  Line   Aurania���������Cunard Line  ....   Mongolian���������Allan State Line July 23  Suite of Nebraska���������Allan State Line Aug. (j  Krie-land���������Red Star Line Aug.   4  Kensington���������Red Star Line  Aug. 11  Cabin, $4.3. SoO. SO), $70. ������S0 and upwards.  Intermediate, ������30 and upwards.  Steerage. ������������{..?; and upwards,  I'as.-,en"gei-s ticketed through to all joints in  Great Britain or Ireland, and at specially low  rates to all parts of thc European continent.  Prepaid passages arranged from all points.'  Applv   to  GKO.   S.   BKKR.   C.P.R.   Ticket  Agent. Nelson, or to.     WILLI AM STITT.  (3w)   General Agent. C.P.R. OHlccs. Winnipeg  For information, time cards, maps  and tickets apply to agents of the S. F.  & N. and its connections, or  V.J). GIBBS,  Genoral Agent.  SPOKANE. WASH.  -OK- '  A. D. IJHAHI/TON,  Asst. Cent. Pass. Agent.  No. 255 Morrison St., Corner of Third  Porlliiiial, Oregon.  tsr Write i'or new map of the Kootenay country. 531  THE   SURVEYOR'S   CHAIN   made   it  THE SHORTEST  TRANSCONTINENTAL     ROUTE.  It iHttaeSlost Modern In Equipment.  II In tlie Heaviest Xallcil line.  ft has a Rock ISalluHt Roailbcil.  II Crosses Na Bun������l HexHrrts.  It Is tbe Only line  Running  luxurious  Club Room Cars.  It Is Noted for thc Courtesy of Its Employes.  It Is the Only line Serving Meals on the  a la Carte  rinn.  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 infoimation  call on or address Agents, lv. & S. Ry., C. & K.  S. Nav. Co.,-N.-&-F.-S.-Ity.-,-or- ���������-   C. fi. OI.YO.V, General Agent,  Spokane, Wash.  V. I. WHITNEY. ������. I'. * T. A.,  351 St. |>nul, .Minn.  Spokane  Falls &  Northern R*y������  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard R'y.  Red Mountain R'y.  Tho ouly all rail route without change  of cars between Nelson and Kosslaod and  Spokano and Eossland.  (Daily Except Sunday)  Leave 9.10a.m. NELSON Arrive 545 p.m.  ���������' 11:00 " EOSSL'D . ". 3:10 " "  "    8-00 a-m. SPOKANE -"    6.40 p.m.  Passengers for Kettle Kiver and Boundary Creek, connect.at Mnrcns withStagn  Daily.-  0.R.&N.  Shortest and Quickest  Route to    *  Coeur'd Alono mines. Palousc\ Lewis-  ton, Walla "Walla, JJjiker City Mines,  Portland, San Francisco, Cripple Creek  gold mines and all points East and  South. Only line East via Salt Lake  and Denver: Steamer tickets to Europe find other foreign countries.  SPOKANKTIMI-: SCHEDULE j  AfCIMVE  Kast Mail���������Wnlla Walla  Portland,  -San  Kranciw;o ! ��������� '���������';' a.\ m-  Baker City and tlie ciLStT '    ^'"^  Local'Mail���������Coeur d'  Alcncs*. Karnilngton. Gar-   6:15 p. m.  Held. Colfax.I'ulinian and       I>aily  i'oscow".  For through tickets and flintier information  apply at O. R & N. Co.'s otlice.  ,-ir, i>:.. :.;.. n.���������   430 Riverside avenue  Spokane. 'Wa.-ti.  J- CaMI'BELL.  General Agent.  Ju Kast Columbia avo  Rowland. B. C.  II. M. Adams.  1 Trav. F. and ]'. Aftent.  !'l  "rt . II. TIl-klbukt. General I'ai^. Agent.  051 Portland, Oregon. rtS-A-.xu::**' rs*i!uet**i.ii  ���������^^���������Mtt^^.^^Mitettr^mm^'WiM  IHE MINER, NELSON, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPT. 18, 1897.-  'I r  \U  U !  If :  f b  I p  r 1  ji !  ll-*-. *  1  1  1  I  1-51  11 j?  V4 ..  5    V  1. :*  { o-  EOAD PROM BURTON TO MINEEAL  OITY NEAELY COMPLETED.  Many  Rich Prospect*   that slioiv up Well  lintlvr l>crelo|tmi:nl>���������Capital .\>e������li>������l  lo Open Tliem.  A wugon road hiis heen nearly completed betweeu liurton and MiL-oial City.  The Kovemment nppicpn'aliou of $-1500  hns been expended aud the contractors  are now drawing upon private subscriptions. It is the intention to extend the  road three mile3 past Miueral City to  the junction ot Canyon creek.  A great many locations have been  made in the neighborhood of Miueral  City, particularly on Canyon creek nud  above nud also on Goat and Snow creek.  Very promising properties are being  developed od Cariboo creek above Canyon creek, principal among which is the  Chief tan group owned by Clark and  McGinnis. A 75 foot " tunnel on the  vein, has been completed, showing a  streak of very high grade ore. An effort  is being made to place the mine on the  shipping list and it is the intention of  the owners to develop the property as far  a8 their rnean3 will permi\ Assays of  the ore run from 10 ounces to 8000 ounces  in. silver with a probable average of 150  ounces and from S2 to $36 in gold. The  highest grade ores have given assays as  high as 15 per cent in copper. The ores  show bromide and chloride of silver and  also antimonial silver.  Another group of mines owned by  Clark, "Watts & Co., situated near the  Chieftan group, and consisting of six  claims, is favorably spoken of. Three of  these, the Nancy Lee, Conundrum and  Victoria, are each opened by tunnels  about 20 feet long. The vein is large  running from three to nine feet in width  and about two feet of the vein is well  mineralized showing antimonial silver.  Assays from this vein have run as high  as 125 ounces in silver and $10 in gold.  The Tyee property in Tyee gulcb, near  Cariboo creek, is a very promising prospect, also the Proctor Knott owued by  J. P. Jones of Burton. Mr. Jones is also  interested in tho Thunder Cloud and  Black Hawk No. 2, as well as the Iron  King and Iron Duke. These last two  properties -are situated on Canyon creek  aDd are opened by shafts 15 and 35 feet  deep respectively. They show a strong  vein from three to six feet wide. One  foot of the vein is heavy iron ore and  carries some gold.  The Promastura property on Mineral  creek, about three miles above Mineral  City, owned by B. C. Kodd, F. Bourne  and others is opened by a tunnel about  300 feet long. Eight tons of this ore  from this mine was shipped last year to  the Trail smelter which is reported to  have netted $60 in gold. This property  is situated in an iron belt that runs  through the country upon which are also  situated the Cornwall, Hardy, 'Iron  Duke aud Iron King. These ores*fur-  nish purely gold and are low grade with  bunches of rich ore nnd are promising  for this reason. These mines are attractive, owing to their character, and are  ~ worthy "of developmen trJ ���������"*  '���������"-  A number of locations on Cariboo  mountain between Cariboo and Canyon  creeks, owned by Glasford, Taylor,  Jamieson, McDonald and others are very  promising^ They are situated high up  on the mountain nnd among them is the  Shakespere, Mountain Chief, Gibralter,  Gladiator, Halifax, Nellie A. J.E.M. and  Napoleon. All these properties have  " openings on them from six to d0 feet  deep. The character of the ore is a white  quartz with from six to 12 inches showing bunches of galena and- also some  pyrites of iron. The formation is granite  hut the ore - lies on a porphyry dyke as a  foot wall. -The dip is about 50 degrees.  It is the intention of- the owners to fur-,  ther develop these properties. The  outlook for.this district is promising and  like all other new districts it needs capital for development.  MINING TRANSFERS.  Whore no consideration is named in transfers  the nominal sum of SI is to be understood.  NcIhoii.  Sept 9- .  Sunlight���������B Hodge to British Canadian Gold  Fields Exploration, Development and Investment Co, ltd.  Poorman, Big Chief���������H Ginsberg and L F  Murray to Tiiomas Burns, J, $160.  Sept 10���������  Gold Queen, Mulligan���������G lOichman to J Ast-  ley i, ������100.  Black Hawk, Oregon Boy, Moscow���������F Chapin  to J M Harris =, and C J Smith, k-  Galveston, Mission Ridge���������.1 M Harris to E  Coy, V Chapin and C J Smith, i.  Kxoelsior���������C J Smith to V. Coy i, F Chapin 1  and J M Harris J.  Dosoto, Genoa���������IC Coy to J M Harris j!, and C  .1 Smith i.''  Second Relief, Arno-G XV McKay to R K  Ncill, $200 down. S800 Aug 20, $1000 Nov. 20 and  818.0C0 Aug 20, 1898.    .  Edith���������11 R Bellamy to G Guise, I.  Mohawk  Chief, Nellie BIy, Maple Lcaf-J  Hally to I F Moore and J Alexander Jr.  Sept 11���������  Carrie. Ella May, Oro City���������A Chisholm to  XV N Mack, }.  Sept 13���������,  Victoria, PTA, Ella, Bella, Minnehaha, Iron  Rust���������It C Adams to thc Adams British Columbia Co, ltd.  Empress���������F II Lantz to Empress of India  Mining Co, ltd, j 900,230 shares and $2.  Same���������F Bail ton to same, &, 1)3,750 shares and  32.  Sept 11-  Hopc���������T J lla/.on to P While, ������130.  Sept 15���������  Mayflower���������J H Stott to J W.Ross, $75.  Iron Cup, Gray Eagle, Chance���������AV T McCulloch to I A Yere, ������200.  Basin���������Geo W Aldous to H Jackson, J.  Salmon Star, Perseverance, Paymaster, Great  Commonwealth, Treasurer Nellie���������Ellen Powell to the Transportation and Trading Department of the Great Commonwealth D & M Co,  John N Blake as trustee.  Kaslo.  Sept 11��������� ������  Silver Bell, Silver, No 2, No 5 i. No G i. Silver  Champion i. Pick Up, 1���������Jas S Whittakcr, E E  Chipman, A "VV Goodenough, Hugh McKay, tb  Geo P Bcnct.  Sept 13-t-  Silvcr Bell, Golden Bell, Premium Award-  Oliver G- Seward to G Swan Anderson and P O  Erickson, 1.  Skylark���������R Chandler Adams to B C Coy.  Silver Bell���������Ncls Martin to J Finch, 1, |300.  Sept 11���������  Kingston���������Wm Mathcson and J A Gibson to  J Archibald, option, $1,500.  Corean���������Root, Shiel and Wm Matheson to J  A Michael; option, $500.  Inez D-J R Hardie to E D Dumas, $2.00.  Sept 9-  Palacetine���������S Lefebore and T Prudhouse, on  Rover ck w of and adj Fairhaven.  Carthago���������II Kcarnes, Wild Horse mt h nii  tip n fk Wild Horse ck adj Royal Oak.  Orongo���������H B Martin. Wild Horse nit, 3 mi up  n fk Wild Horse ck adj S J M.  Clondiko���������C J Dittcr and P L Bowerman, lid  of w fk of n fk of Salmon r, 8 miles from Columbia river.  Murk Hannah���������PL Bowerman, hdof w fk of  n tk of Salmon r, 8 mi fm Columbia r.  Little Phit-C J Dittcr, hd of wfk of n fk of  Salmon r, 8 mi fm Columbia r.  Triangle Fraction���������C W Riley and B Hodge,  Morning mt, s Algoma.  Arizona���������A B Irwin, Toad mt, n California.  Sept 10-  El Rin Rcy-J A ;Nettorfte!d, Mt, bet Bird  and J9 cks.  Lizzie���������J Dorc-cy, lid of w fk of n fk of Salmon r, p.dj Delora.  Gen rude���������K G Locke, n s Wild Horse ck, 2 mi  fm N & F S R ndj Winsome.  Miu-ff Horne, n o s 7 mi ck, 1-1 mi from  M'linnnld's ranch.  Knvi-J St A Jewell, n e s of 7 mi ck, li nil  fm M'Donald's ranch.  Tui���������R Jewell, n e s 7 mi ck, H fm M'Don-  .aid's ranch.  Piikea���������A II Brown, n c s 7 roi ck, li mi fm  M'Donald's ranch.  Double Standard���������C Cramer nnd J E Wize,  mid fk of and 12 mi up Mineral ck.  Sept 10-  Nettie���������H T Irvine, divide bet n and s fks  Falls ck. formerly Gracio.  Cniso-N IC Franklin, C W Grunleo, C Faas,  head Kokanee ck.  Sept 11-  Peotia���������G A Cooke, Clearwater ck, 2 mi fm  N&KSR. ,  Ypsilanti-G R Gordon. N&FS R IJ mi n  Ymir.  Copper Star���������M A Baldwin, same.  Cretccnt���������U W Koech, C W Graham, lid  Copper ck.  Dandy���������P Hjortman, W E Graham, hd s fk  Hall ck.  Idaho���������Same, i mi n Granite ck, l}mi w n fk  Salmon.  Morning Star���������P Grcyerbiehl, U mi c Summit, siding, s s N & F S It.  Elba S-T O Skatb. C & K Ry, H mi e Slocan crossing.  Cambrian���������R L Kinsey, 5 mi up 8 mi ck.  Eureka���������J S Mclver, same.  Sepl, 13��������� - ���������  Mist Fraction���������R A Weiss, C Mackintosh,  Wild Horse ck, near Ymir claim.  Nellie���������E Powell, divide bet hd Rover and n  fk Salmon r.  Lucknow���������D G Walsh, 5 mi up 8 ml ck.  Sept II-  lilnck Diamond���������J B Dabney, Porcupine ck,  1 m c Ymir.  Midnight���������J L Parker, same.  Rico No. 2-A B Irwin, head o fk of n fk Salmon r.  Sept 15���������  Klondike���������!) McLeod, hd Wild Horse ck. ���������'  Klondyke���������F Fletcher,  Hall ck, 2j mi  fm  Hall siding.  Sept IG��������� .  Marguerite���������X Chisholm, 2 mi up west fork  Quartz ck.  Helen���������Same, same.  Eureka���������Same, same.  Julia���������J Lingenfelder, Sheep ck, J ini fm Salmon r.  Emmy���������Same. same.  Riverton���������B F Embrce.'jV ml n Copper ck, adj  Arno.  Kossland.'  Sept 9���������  Golden Gate-W C McDomtall to J M O'Toole  Grand Union, Quecnie���������R W Smith and M  H Dobie to Geo K Morton, $600.  Sept 10-  Luoifcr i. Son of the Morning 1-13���������F W Rolt  to L H Webber.  Victor Fraction���������Harvey Griswold to L H  Webber.  Sept 11���������  Sabina���������T J Womack to C A McKenzie.  Black Cap���������Jacob Schmitt to C A McKenzie.  PRODUCE OF THE MINES.  RETURNS FOK 1897 UP TO DATE.  ORE EXPORTED.  From Slocan via Kaslo 22,301  Slocan via Nakusp   1090  liossland via Northport 9,327}  Rossland via Nelson      52  Tons .'       -' 35,820}  Total Value: _  .  Through Nelson Custom House.$ 2,099,612.1G  Revelstoke (Nakusp)...      421,836.05  New Denver.  Sept 8-  i-Roulctte M & M Co shares���������Daniel McRae to  H A Ross.  Lake View���������A S Cameron to Arthur Peel, i.  Sept 9-  Bell View No. 2-Chas A Schoolby to Henry  E Sharpe.  Sept 10-  Uttle  Dolphin���������J'   T   Nault   to   Frank II  Bourne, i.  Edith���������D D McPherson to Frank Bourne, l.()  Mentor���������Robt Porter to Albert Behne.  Ego, Ergo, Mica, Ida, Burdown, Flow, Aker,  Quebec and Cagnnc���������Oscar Burbank to Stephen  Powers, 1.  SeptlL���������  SunseWl'hos Daniels to Joseph Irwin, 1.  Horseshoe���������Howard Chapman to George P  The rock drilling contest, at the Spokane fruit fair has been declared oil for  the reason that the amount of money  which they proposed to set aside as prizes  therefor has been pronounced by everybody interested as .insufficient. .They  now propsse to expend the 8300 rock  drilling contest money in strengthening  the mineral exhibit department.  Bencst, ������.  Horseshoe���������Laurence Manson to Geo P Bcn-  est, J.  Mammoth No 7. Cultus No 2, Midnight Fractional���������Robt C Adams to The Adams British  Columbia Co, ltd. ��������� -  Second Chance and Grizzly Bear Pasture���������  Frank Hill to Alfred Hill, Wilson Hill and Stillman C Hill, 3. o '  .  C P R���������Angus Mathcson to A II Stirrett, 3.  Sept 13���������  Speculator���������Thos Kirkwood to R I Kirk-  wood; i.       .       -  Horseshoe���������John II A.Chapman to Laurence  Manson, J,-$300.    ."  Sept 11-  Dauntless���������W- L O'Conncll' to K V McCune;  also Night Owl, Constant and Drum Lummon  and S Tooth Pick Fractional and tho Cody-  Slocan, $30,000. ':     -  ' Dauntless, Cody-Slocan, Night Owl, Constant  and Drum Lummon, and 1 Tooth Pick Fractional���������K V McCune to A W McCune.  (Nakusp).  Average value per ton, $70,151  2,524,418.81  WEEKLY STOCK REPORT.  Companies.  No.  of  Shares  Par  Valuo  Price.  NKLSO>'.  nail Mines   Exchequer   ROSSLAND.  Alberta   Beaver   Big Three   Butte   Brit. Can.Coldneldh  H. C. Gold King.  Bluebird   Bruce   Caledonia Con...  California   C. & C   Celtic Queen   Centre Star   Colonna   Commander   Crown Point   Deer Park ���������'..  Delacola -.  Delaware   Eastern Star   Enterprise   Ifiric    Evening Stnr   Georgia   Gertrude   Giant...:   Golden Drip   Golden Queen   Great Western..  Hattie Brown   Helen   High Ore   Homestake   Idaho   Imperial   Iron Horso   Iron Mask r..  IXL   Independent    Josie   Jumbo   Knight Templar   Kootenay-London ..  LeRoit   Lily May   Mayflower   Monita   Monte Cristo   Morning Star.   Nest Egg   Northern Belle   Novelty   O.K....   Palo Alto   Phoenix   Poorman   lied Mountain-view  R. E. Lee   Red Point..! :.  Rochester   Rossland, RcdMt..  Rossland Star...;...  St. Elmo   St Paul   Silveriue   Sou'n Cross &W con  Sultana   Trail Mining Co���������  Union   Virginia   War Eaglet   West Le Roi   White Bear   Young British Am'n  AINSWORTH.  Dellie.   Ellen..   BOUNDARY.  Old Ironsides   CAMP   MCKIN'NEY.  Cariboo t   ' REVELSTOKE.  Orphan Boy   srx>CAN.  Alamo   Cumberland   Dardanelles   Grey Eagle   Idler   Kootcnay-Coluinbia  Minnesota   Noble Five Con...  Rambler Con   Reco   Slocan Star   Sunshine.-.   Wonderful   Washington   - NORTHPORT.  Red Top..........  300,000  ������ 1  1,000,000  $ 1 00  1,000,000  1 00  75o,ooo  1 00  3,aoo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  ��������� 1 00  2,������oo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1)00,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  000, ooo  1 00  2,5oo,ooo  1 00  500,000  1 00  7oo,ooo  1 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000.000  1 00  000,000  -1 00  2,500,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  l'OO  1,000,000  1 00  600,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1.000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  5oo,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  700,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  000,000  5 00  1,000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  000,000  - 1 00  1,000,000  1 00  75o,ooo  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  t 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000.000  1 00  - Soo.ooo  1 00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  2,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 60  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 OC  1,000.000  1 00  500,000  1 00  500.000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  2,5oo  loo 00  600,000  1 OC  500,000  1 00  500,000  1 00  000,000  1 00  2,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  75o,ooc  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  800,00c  1 00  700,000  1 00  5oo,ooo  1 be  5o,oo<  lo 00  l,ooo,ooc  1 00  75o,OOC  1 OC  1,000,00c  1 00  loo  loo 00  1,000,000  -  1 00  1.200,000  1 00  1,000,00c  1 00  1,000,00c  1 00  1,000,00c  50  00,00c  lo 00  1,000,00c  1 00  1,000,000  1 00  l.ooo.oot  1 00  'jil  123  $ 0 10.  0 17  0 17 ���������  0 Oil  OOIJ  0 40  0 10  0 10  0 10  0 05  0 Ooi  0 03  0 22  0 15  0 1(1  0 HiJ  0 OU  0 12  0 OSIA  0 20  0 03  0   ill  0 16  0   8  0 15  0 15  0 Ki  0 20  0 14  0   7  0   4  0 01  0 071  0 151  0 30  12A  0 06  OcO  0 ou  0 5i  0 10  8 00  . 0 12  0 131  0 19  121  0 05A  0 08  0 10  0   2  0 01  0 09  0 16  0 051  0 10  0 12A  0 10  0 26  0 15  0 05J  0 10  0 05  0 20  0 10  006  0 11  0 20  0 16  0 06A  0 11  - 0   71  0 OOA  0 17  0 08  0 IG  0 15  0 22  0 38  1 75  2 75"  0 051  0 27  RIGHT GOODS  RIGHT PRICES  Well Selected Diamonds, Pearls and Opals]  In Rings, Brooches, Scarf Pins, etc.  NEW ASSORTMENT OF SILVERWARE    ������    r  ���������>   ������   ALL WATCH REPAIRING GUARANTEED,]  JACOB DOVER, Jeweler, Nelson, B.C J  Joseph A. SajWard  LUMBER! LUMBER!!:  All  kinds  of Rough  and  Dressed  Lumber, j  Lath, Shingles, Mouldings, Sash and Doors.  -"-HPROMPT DELIVERY TO ALL POINTS.;  WRITE FOR PRICES.  567 PILOT BAY, B. C.j  C. E. MALLETTE & CO;  Wholos.ilo and Betn.il Dealers in  Hay, G rain tFeed & Produce J  Rough and Dressed Lumber  ' - .   ���������      Sash, Doors, etc.  BAKER STREET  Premises lately Occupied bv    ������������������  A. McDonald & Co..     '       (707)  NELSON, B. Cl  NELSON Up-to-Date KOOTENAY    LAKE  ,"... Beauty Parlors  No. 114 Baker Street, Uj) Stairs.  0 10  PBODUCE OF SMELTERS.-  (Shipped)-      ..   .  Nelson (Hall Mines) Matte..  Trail Smelter Matte             TONS   1707   1011  -.'..'     5751  Total value, ������2,819,531.09 '���������  "    ."   of ore and matte exported, 5o,oi3,!)S2.90  ORE SHIPMENTS.  Ketnras Since taut Week.  VIA   KASLO.  -    Payne' Mine to Pueblo, Col.. '���������:��������� ������������������'������������������  Black Diamond to      "    Washington  to Omaha   Noble Five "    - Whitewater to Everett   Rambler to Tacoma ,...:    Great-Western-to Aurora ������������������������������������  Ruth to Everett -*   Ruth to Pueblo. Col   Littlo Mamie      "    250  100  '501  48  78  15  _--38-  270  CO  20  tDividends paid to date are as follows: Le  Roi,' $525,000; War Eagle, $187,000; Cariboo,  8150,000; Idaho $152,000; Slocan Star, $350,000;  Reco $150,000; Rambler $10,000. Alamo, Cumberland, Goodenough and Noble Five have also  paid dividends.  LICENSES ACt.  I hereby, give notice that thirty days after  the thirteenth day of September, A. D, 1897, I  intend to apply to the 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 tho district  aforesaid, from myself to Manuel S. Bitten-  court, of Salmo aforesaid, proprietor' of the  said Northern hotel.  XV. T. BEADLES.  Dated at Salmo, B. C, thc"������th day of September, A. D.1397. 759.  Ladies Hair Dressing,  Manicuring audJIj'Kenic Face Steaming  fer removing all eruptions, etc.  of tbe skiu.  First   Class   Dressmaking   (McDowell's  Sjstem), Perfect Fitting and"  Latest Fashions.  Mesdames GALBRA1TH & RICHARDSON^  740 Proprs.  A WORD^I  TO THE WISE  "��������� Get prices from the  KASLO DRUG CO.  i Before you buy your  752       Paints or Wall Paper  Do you want Type?   '        Do you want Ink?  Do you want to trade I������rensc������?  Do you want to trade Paper Cullers?  Do you.want anything in the Printing Machin  cry line?  If so write to  TOKOXTU Tire FOIiSDKY CO.  GC9       . 5'JO t'nrriovn SI.. Vancouver, II. V.  SAW HILL  Nelson   Office  and   Yard  FOOT OF HENDRYX STREET.  Builders are invited to. inspect my I  . stock of Rough and   Dressed  -  -   ' Lumber,   Shingles,  Laths,  Doors, Sash; Mouldings  Turned Stock, &c.  ORDERS PROMPTLY  FILLED.  G. O. PUchaqaii  113  Music Lessons  Mrs. Morley is prepared to receive  pupils for Piano, Violin or Organ.  Apply nt Thomson Stationery Co's Store,  Sjeliton.     ,.,, 427  927V  ' Total value. S68.4U.  Average value per ton, $73.81  VIA    KORTHFOBT.  Josie to K. Helena ��������� ��������� ���������     I8  Total value, $572.98.  Average value, $31.83  MATTE AND BULLION;     ������  (Shipped.) ,  Trail Smelter [Matte]..'. - - '.     SO  - Hall Mines (Matte) : _14<^  '        "220  Total-Value $117,514.78.  METAL QUOTATIONS.  NKW   LOCATIONS.  Business Personals.  ��������� There never was a minute  When the Vernon wasn't in it.  -. -       ���������Emmersox.  Goto the Vernon and-ask Billy, the  only artist, to make you a gin shot.  H. G. Dalby of Victoria representing  the Williams British Columbia Directory  was in Xelson during the week and made  arrangements with the Canada Book and  Drug Co. for the sale of the book.  W. S. Belvel has opened the Nelson  Barber. Shop No. 4, in Fred Squire's old  quarters on Baker street near Ward.  His prices are, haircutting, 25 cents,  shaving 25 cents. Special rates by the  month.    First class man to assist. -  A. W. Peck & Co. have established a  furniture - store on Baker street next to  ' the Vienna bakery. One of the stores in  the Applewhaite block on Baker and  Kootenay streets has been secured and  the firm expects to occupy it.next week.  The stock of good3 carried will be complete and the new store -will give a fine  opportunity for display.  KrlHon.  Sept 8- \  "Venus���������K Hcddlo, n s Morning mt, adj Juno.  ,  Mars���������W Heddle, n s Morning rht, adj Venus.  Lilly���������D Taylor, li n and 5 mile up 7 mile ck,  adj Tena.  T and B���������S Johns and F Ii Strohn, in Alpine  basin, 8 mi n Kootenay outlet, bet Climax and  Duchess. <  Klondyke���������F S Woods,and J \V Maxwell,  Salmon r, slope 1J mi \v Summit siding, adj  Brant.  Klondike���������A W Boyd, w fk Boulder ck, 1 mi  wN&FSR.'  Youkon���������Jennie Ainsworth and S J Boyd, w  s of n fk Boulder ck. i mi nX&FSR.  TK L���������H E Good, n s and 13 mi up Porcupine ck, i mi fm Big Patch.  H P XV���������II P Witter, e of mouth of Slocan r,  w 'slope of ltcd mt, J mi' e Kootenay r, adC  Oriental.  NEW YORK.  13      11       15 16       17  51....56J...551....553...503  Sept.���������  SlLVKll..  (Bar)  Lkad 1.00.. 4.00. ..1.00.. 1.00. ..4.00  Exchange $1.25 @ $4.30.  V.  R.  GOVIRWNT AUCTION SALE  ������!  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.  WHO GETS ,T?  It takes two make a Bargain,  But onlv 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.  Havejmi seen our $8. Extension Table?  A. W. PECK & CO-   Low Price Farniture Bouse, Baker SL  761 EAST OF JOSEPHINE.  %i%r%i%r%^<%t%r%r%t%%,  In accordance with instructions from the Hon. G. B. Martin, Chief Commissioner.of  Lands and Works, - -     .      ; ' \ " "  Messrs. Chas. A. Waterman & Co.  Willoffer for sale by public auction  <g)     <������)   AT THE COURT HOUSE IN THE   CITY, .OF NELSON-jf|     (g)  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,i  with the exception of the 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, the  purchasers of the.same will be required to pay to the government, for, the benefit of the)  squatters, the appraised value, of the improvements thereon. '   -    ;.  All Lots in Blocks 78, 88 and 89 are withdrawn from the sale.    .  TERMS'OF SALE:   /  Twenty-five per cent (25%) ofthe purchase money, cash, and the" balance within thirty'  (30) days from the date of sale. V "     ".    , .  On the, failure on the part of any intending purchaser-to complete the purchase withir:  thirty (30) clays, the deposit made at time of sale will be forfeited and the lots will be agair  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.  Nelsox, Sept. 7th-, 1897.      "   ...       ! \.{757) &- . "Baker Street, Nelson, B. C

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