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The Miner Apr 11, 1891

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 _5^  ������������������                          Cr  fi_Iy  Paper  Printed  iii the  Kootenay  LaUc-Mln-  iiiS .districts.  For .'Rates'  of Suhseription aucl  Advertising  See Fourth Page.  IT-UMBEK 43.  NELSON,  BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL   11,  1891.  $_ A YEAE,  flgOT   'SPltiNCS .'.DISTJEI���������T 'MINIVti   NEWS.  ���������S?  Owing to a scarcity of supplies, little is being  done in a mining way in   Hot Springs district,  and  little  is likely   to be done until the snow  goes  off, so  as  to make it practicable to pack  supplies  to  the  mines.    Work  on  the Skyline  Avas suspended owing to a lack of piping to put  in the pump at the 190-foot station, and work on  ; the Number One because of a searcil yof candles,  powder, and  fuse.    At the' United  the������������������.'lha.it is  down 115 feet.    Repairs  had  to be-made  , pump, and there is'now 00 feet of wa*e-\  shaft.    However, work  is   being-carr; ������������������'(  to  on  the  the  m  the drifts from the 50-foot, station. The north  ''.drift is in 72 feet, and when advanced 8 feet  farther an upraise will be 'run to the surface.  The south drift is in 00 feet. The ore continues  of a uniformly good grade. At 150 feet tha tunnel on the Dictator tapped the ledge, which was  found to be 4 feet in width. At the Early Bird  Ore is being sloped. Ivy Holland and Charles  Rossitier are doing the assessment Work on the  Eureka, an extension of the- Number, One.  Charles Chambers and Tom McLeod are at  work on ��������� the Black Diamond. Dan Clark and  James Van Hook are trying to make the Lady  of the Lake a inine. The. snow is about 3 feet in  depth at the United.  Forty-Three. "Tl_oi_san4i  Acres S������_rveye������I.  Thomas MeVittie, a surveyor who has   been  over the land reserved in the. valley.of the Kootenay for the  Grohman colonization and  reclamation   company, says that in surveying 48,000  acres of. the land  he found less than 1000 acres  fit  for cultivation.    He is   of  opinion that  the  only way the land can be reclaimed is by dyking  it.    Much of the land is overflowed  with water  from creeks that  do not'empty into the river,  but into ponds and  marshes lying between the,  river  and  the   foot-hills.     If   these   ponds  and  marshes were once drained, the land would  be  free from water several months in the year.  A CiamMe.  Parallel with and to the north of the Queen  Victoria is a claim  called the U. S.    The crop-  in gs show the ledge  to be from 75 to  100 feet  wide. As On many another claim in this district,  the development work done has been both expensive and ill-advised. The owners are now  crosscutting the ledge, and- are in about 15 feet.  The ore is copper pyrites and peacock copper.  There is a. gamble in the U. S. for a man with  nerve and money.  Sale of'an Interest in an  BflydraiiSic Claim.  An eighth interest in the Boulder hydraulic  claim on Forty-nine creek, together with interests in several undeveloped prospects, was sold  this week 'for $900���������$700 of the purchase money  being cash. N. Riopel and J. P. Lamotte were  the purchasers.'and Edward Barker the seller.  The hydraulic claim is the one opened up kite  last fall by the Barker brothers, M. C. Mori-  aghan, and D. B.Huntley, and from which good  pay was taken.  A Start Ma������Ie  for Blall Creek.  This week James Turle'y, John Sanderson, and  others left for the Hall creek placers, intending  to take in their supplies on toboggans. Mr.  Tui-ley and rnr. Sanderson are old-time placer  miners, and the former has great faith in Hall  creek. Both these men are deserving of all the  good luck they are likely to have, and no one  in the camp will envv them should they strike  $100 to the pam_   Stiffened.  The sale of the Dandy at figures not far from  a quarter of a million, and to an experienced  mining man at that, has stiffened the price of  real estate  in  Nelson.    While property is  not  high, it is just high enough to scare timid buyers. Men who expect to get choice corners for a  hundred dollars are of course disappointed, and  consider it a, burning shame that they cannot  get what they want at their own price. But  few lots are held by resident Owners, and none  of the lots held by non-residents are being  offered. This week lot 4 in block 1 was sold to a  Butte man for $1250, and $1500 refused for a lot  in block 11. Lots 12 and 13 in block 15 changed  owners. An offer of $1000 for 4 lots in block 14  was refused, .3 in the same block selling to a  Van eon ver in an for $275. A n on -residen t,, but  one of the largest owners of real estate in the  town, offers to wager $1000 even that Nelson  will have a population of 5000 within two years.  If reduction works are erected at the falls of  CottonvvoodSnTithcreek, we'll go him halvers on  the bet.-'  ��������� " . ��������� . ��������� ';        ������������������'  .OXS3-.' ������E_jS,I������I&__I������<'.-AM)    SEVENTY-FIVE    TIIOIJSAND  THE  PRICE PAID  FOR THE  DANDY.  The sale of the Iroquois closely followed by"  that of the Dandy, to say nothing of the transfer of other prospects, has infused new life in  the owners of mines throughout the Kootenay  Lake country, more so as the sales were made to  men who 'follow 'mining as a business. The  price paid for the Dandy is not the price of a  prospect, but the price of a mine. Much has  been said of the "nerve" displayed by R. C.  Cha-mbers of Salt Lake in purchasing the Ontario claim -at Park City, Utah, for $30,000 when  all the work on the claim was a 30-foot shaft.  But fhat"nervy" transaction is completely  eclipsed by A. M. Esler's "nerve" in paying  $175,000 for the Dandy, a claim on which a shaft  has been sunk about 40 feet and a tunnel run  about the same distance. Of course the Ontario  at the time of its purchase was the best-looking  prospect in the camp in wdiichlt is situated, and  since has proved a wonderfully rich mine, having paid up to the 31st of March no less than 178  dividends, aggregating $11,750,000. The Dandy  is not the best-looking mine in Toad mountain  district, but it is the first westerly extension of  the Silver King, now known to be the richest c  mine in America for the depth attained. At a  depth of 162 fee trover $1,000,000 worth of ore is  exposed���������mOre than was .or is in sight in any  mine in America at the same depth. A. M.  Esler, the purchaser of the Dandy, is a practical  mining man and is associated with Montana  men of large capital. It was he and his associates who had the "nerve" to take hold of the  Bunker Hill and Sullivan mines at Wardner,  Idaho, after the properties had been rejected by  mining men in Sa.n Francisco, Denver, Chicago,  and Omaha, as too low-grade propositions-to pay  to work. Within 90 days after taking hold of  these properties he had a concentrator in operation, and from that day the Cceur d'Alene country took rank among the bullion-producing  camps of .Idaho. Within 90 days machinery  will be on the Dandy, and if coke can be got into  the country a smelter will be in operation within  six months. This is one of the reasons why The  Miner has asked the government to'begin work  at once on the road from Nelson to Toad mountain. The road must be built before machinery  can be placed on the Dandy or the Iroquois or  the Silver King. The "sooner machinery is  placed on these mines the sooner will the province of British Columbia take rank as a, bullion  producer.   SBriecs  of Building Material.  The sawmills of the lake country have agreed  on the following prices for. the product of their  mills, delivered at either Nelson, Ainsworth, or  Balfour: No. 1 common boards $20, No. 2 $15,  culls $12, 4-inch flooring and ceiling $32, 0-inch  $27, rustic $27, select clear D. D. $40, No. 1 common D. D. $2/, No. 1 common D. $25, moldings  from 2������ to 12^- cents per lineal foot, shingles $4.50.  l__M>ir.<_II    ORE    IN   'SlUI-iV' FOIt   A .SMELTER.  re mmes.  Speak-  /K.-ir  camp, they  v now. there  was  in i > claims in the  >;.'.������������������������������������;������������������'t ( hi  the Sky-������  V'/One, to run-a 50-  icv '.were  assured  During the..week a dozen or more owners of  claims in Hot Springs ���������district, were at Nelson,  and every one of them seemed elated on learning that there was a prospect of reduction works  being erected at Nelson this summer. They  .'.we're unanimous in expressing .the belief that  the ores of the lake country, to be treated at a  profit, must be reduced near {  ing of the probable o'u I pur .o(  unhesitatinglv said that ev.,'  enough ore in sight on the T- ;;  district,':- exelusi ve of tha t. i?  line, Krap, United, and Nmn >���������������������������  ton srnelter continuously.    T  that the Nelson Smelting <fc Mining Company  meant business, and that if the site at Cottonwood Smith creek falls was granted .the company, together' with the aid asked, a concentrator-and.- smelter would be erected and in operation by September 1st. The company's proposition is now. being considered-by the government, and if the proposilion is accepted active  work will be commenced within 15 days after  the signing of the contract.  Boat -Suilding.  The boat   now  being built at Little Dalles to  run on the Columbia between the termini of the  Spokane & Northern and Columbia & Kootenay  railways -.will draw less than 2 feet of water  when loaded. The boat was not built in sections  at Portland, the material -.merely being shipped  from that place. She will be flat-bottomed and  carry powerful engines. Contractor Stephenson is making good headway on the new boat  at Nelson. About a third of the planking is on,  and the guards and fan tail completed. The  lumber for the deck is drying, and. the,boat will  be ready for the machinery long before it arrives. When completed she will be a staunch  craft, and one that the Mara line can do business  with.- ,  New  i_uildii_<j!;s..  R. E. Lemon's one.-^b'y 30 x 60 building is being enclosed.    When^Kished-it will be used for  a. wholesale .liquor store and bonded warehouse.  The lnteruational hotel is having an addition  built that will double its size. M. S. Davys's cottage is enclosed and roofed. Johnson & Ma-  honey's "Silver King" hotel is nearing completion. Hansen & Johnson's hotel will be .-ready  for occupancy within a month. G. A. Bigelow  is digging a cellar for a 22 x 30 addition to his  I store. Houston & Ink are get ting lumber on the  ground for a .30x120 building on Josephine  street. Others are clearing lots and preparing  to build business houses and residents.  ."lilting   the  B_oad8������ed   in 'Or������ler.  The  construction   train   on   the  Columbia &  Kootenav is running between Sproat and the  Slocan, with a. gang engaged in putting the roadbed in shape for traffic. As soon as spikes can  begot down from Revelstoke tracklaying will  be resumed.  A!>o������il a  Fourth  of the Trail  Completed.  About a. fourth of the new trail to the Whitewater mine on Rover Creek has been completed,  and as soon as a junction is made with the old  trail, supplies will be packed to the mine and  miners-put to work.  Cheering Blen-orts   from   6_rauite 4>eek.  Word was received at Nelson this week that  the gravel miners in Granite Creek, Yale district, are doing well. One company is reported  to be taking out 20 ounces ($360) "to the set of  timbers.  x>  Will   lYun if  Sev<   -'enty^Fivc Feet Farther.  The������owners of the Royal Canadian have decided to run the main tunnel on that claim in 75  feet farther, and commenced the work this week. THE  MINEB: / NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   APEIL  11,   1891.  The recent purchases of mining property on Toad Mountain hy capitalists who buy mines to work them is the best  evidence that can be offered that NELSON'S PUTUEE IS ASSURED and that the town will be a large and permanent  one. Intending purchasers of real estate need not expect prices to decline. Instead, prices are advancing. Lots that  were held at $750 ten days ago are now held at $1000. Nearly every building-condition lot sold by the Government in  October last has been resold several times, and always at an increased price. They are a good investment. A few of  these lots have been placed in ourhands,; and they will be sold at the following prices:  Lots  17 a.n������I  IS,  Kloe_i 5,.  Price. Cash .Payment. -  ,.'...'.-.$400 00   ' .-'.$������38 40 ''        .'.Lots   13 and  14';   Blocl-  1������,..  Lot  ii,.; - BSSock   10, <(a:;eoriter>. . ......   35000 24<>.<>0 Lot  1,  -Slock  18,   (a -..corner).  Lots''21-,  22,  23,  and ������4,  Kiock 14,  <a choice corner 100x120 feet)   ...:.............  Price. Cash Payment.  ,$4oo oo;. -  $23S 40 '  ;.'.150 00  .. (ii)  &).  :\2m 00 '85������ 00  G&v  y  : KOOTENAY 'FAYOatEW   'tN   LSB^JSLATIOiV.  To the  Editor of The  Miner:     In  your  issue of the 21st  instant I am glad to see that  you give credit to the present government for  their repea 1 of the��������� royalty clause in the "Railway Aid Act," and it only 'con-firms   "/hat I have  always said of The Miner, that it would praise  all measures, no   matter where.-they originate,  which it deems to be for the benefit of the country.    I think it probable that you  will soon see  fit to give other words of commendation for still  further beneficial acts for the benefit of Kootenay.    I  believe that the 4-mile blocks which  take, in the town sites of Nelson, Ainsworth, and  Hendryx will  be arranged some  way satisfactorily to your community.    It is almost certain  that   the   appropriation *of' $28,000   for   roads,  streets,   wharves,   and  bridges,  in  West Kootenay, in addition to the sum of  $8000 for   the  Toad mountain  wagon road will give satisfaction ; and mr. Kellie informs me that he is confident that  very liberal offer's will be made by  them to encourage the erection��������� pf a. smelter and  refinery in the'lake, district, probibly  iear Nel-  , son.    Indeed, he states that in everything which  he has proposed to  benefit his district, he  has  cfound the government disposed   to   be  liberal.  This is more striking, because the Independents  is recognized to a certain  extent as being in opposition  to  the government, and it  shows the  prudent   course   which  your' member has  pursued���������that is, not to antagonize those in power,  but to assist them in passing all beneficial laws,  at the same time reserving to himself the privilege  of  opposing cany act 'which-he. does  not  fully approve.  In regard to the export duty resolutions  which he introduced, the notice was placed  upon the notice paper by him in.-order, to elicit  expressions of opinion from the different sections of the country, and especially from his  constituents; at the same time he was of opinion that they would be beneficial to the mining  interests���������he now acknowledges his error of  judgment, and has withdrawn his resolutions,  believing that the time has not arrived when we  can afford to have any restrictions thrown  around our ore trade.  The measures enumerated above which will  be passed before the session closes, seem to  cover the principal, wants'-of your section. In  minor rnatters you will be favorably looked  after, judging from .appearances. There is a  .strong reason for Kootenay being favored in  legislation both by the government and opposing parties, in the fact that its importance and  future wealth is universally recognized throughout the province. I think no fault can be found  with the government in this respect during the  present, session. G. B. Wright.  Victoria, March 31st.  13 is Life Twice Saved hy Mules.  Speaking of United States senators, St< wart  of Nevada has distinguished himself for his interest in the American Indian question. Among  other tilings he has induced the government to  establish an Indian school at Carson, Nevada.  This solicitude for the welfare of the aborigines  is another proof of that marvelous capacity for  forgiveness which makes mr. Stewart so belo'/ed  by his constituents. If the senator was like ordinary men he would rejoice in the obliteration  of the redskins, for it is owing only to his nerve,  ���������mules, and the interposition of heaven that.he  is alive today.    In 1860 Stewart, was driving in  his  own   wagon,.-heaped.-with   his law7 library,  from Downieville, California, to Carson.    Four  mules were drawing him  at the rate of 8 miles  an hour, and as he sped through the sagebrush  and sunshine  he dreamed, of fees.    The future  senator rattled' down through the Henness pass,  crossed  the Truckee  at Hunter's, a few  miles  west of  Reno,   and  was tooling along toward  Steamboat Springs, when  he noticed an Indian  armed with a rifle in the road  ahead  of   him.  News got over the ground slowly in those days  and Stewart had not heard of the uprising of the  reds or the Ormsby defeat, in   which nearly a  hundred whites had fallen.     So when the Piute  in his path raised his hand Stewart pulled up his  mules and readily consented to give the savage  a ride on the seat beside him.    The Indian held  his   rifle upright before him and talked cheerfully, occasionally casting a disappointed backward glance at the law books, which were,obviously not good to eat.    The conversation was  progressing amicably when another Indian came  into   view.    He  was on top of a big  rock  200  yards ahead and  he also held a rifle.    The two  red  men exchanged signals, and there was that  manner of doing it that awoke a feeling of suspicion and  une/asiness in  mr. .Stewart.     There  were more signals, and a look at the face of the ���������  Piute beside him froze the lawyer's blood, for he  saw  exultant   murder  there.    The mules  were  rapidly bringing  him   near  the  Indian  on   the  rock, who was evidently getting ready to fire.  Something   must   be   done,   and   that   mighty  quick;   too.    Stewart' did   it.    He  dropped   the  reins, in a flash had his arms around his Piute ,  passenger, and gave a yell that scared the mules  into a mad gallop.    Then he held his wriggling  prisoner between himself and the enemy on the  rock, maintaining that advantage till the mules  had run three miles.    Again in safety, the problem of what to do with his Indian   pressed for  solution.     A  common -man   would have  killed  him.    But Stewart is not a common man, and  an unnatural forgiving  one.    This  is  what  he  .did:    He wrested the rifle away from the savage,  smashed its lock on the wheel and tossed it into  t";e sagebrush..  Then the big, 6-foot lawyer took  __ 'good,   square   look   at the   perfidious  Piute,  hauled--of? and hit him between the eyes.    As  Stewart     athered  up the reins and chucked to  the mule:, that Indian lay flat on his back in the  road insensible, with his nose smashed fiat.  In earlier days when the senator was mining  on Feather river, in California, he had even a  narrower escape. One day he rnoun 1 ed his mule  and started into the mountains to do a little  prospecting. Crashing through the chapparal  late in the afternoon he had the bad hick to  come into full view of an Indian camp. The red  .-'levils let drive at him with their-'arrows.  Three of them hit the mule, which so maddened the beast that he dashed head on  at the camp, through the crowd of astonished  warriors and into the woods again. Stewart  managed to hang on somehow and got  back to his cabin after dark, unhurt. He told  his adventure to his comrades and that, same  night a dozen miners under the senator's guidance went up against the Indians. Stewart, always merciful, was for surrounding and capturing' them alive, but the boys let drive with their  pistols and guns and 7 savages were killed.  Stewart gave them a Christian burial, or as near  that as he could, not being himself at that time  in a state of grace. He merely repealed the ten  .commandment's-."over the bodies as they were  thrown-into one shallow gvave. This sla'ugh: "������,r  has always lain a little heavily on the senator's  conscience���������though why it should is hot apparent to the unregenerate mind���������and- to make  atonement he is continually, striving to secure  appropriations, for the education and elevation  of the Nevada: Indians.  _tfv-������__  Bssspsa  The -undersigned is prepared ; ���������> do operative  dentistry at his oliiee, on titanic/-street, from  2 to 4 P. M. (Sundays excepted). All work  guaranteed for one year.   Terms strictly cash.  E.G. ARTHUR. A. f.  I. D.  Nelson, B. C, February 27th, lo91.  TEIIS . J-_������-_���������__e. _S    KB_S_���������EV___>--.y'01������  JLJ.  ���������RHTK  DRU_G<_r_.  12X338 psnsn  E_n_ :.___  &   . p  cs____  Main Street, Revel stoke, B. C.  (Branch store at Donald.)  DEUGS,   PATENT   MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.  GSGAiRS    AT   WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  _>-_SE,  TIMBER   LE  Notice is hereby given, that thirty days after date we intend making application to the chief commissioner of lands  and works for permission to lease for lum; oring purposes,  for a term of twenty-live years,-the-following-described  tract of land situate in West Kootenay district, British"  Columbia: Commencing at a post 10 chains south of northeast corner post of M. S. Davys's limit; thence east 20  chains; thence south 80 ciains ; thence east 80 chains ;  thence south 80 chains ; thence east 40 chains ;..thcnce south  100 chains; thence, west 100 chains ; thence north 100 chains ;  thence west 20 chains ;-thence north 8^ chains to point of  commencement; and con taming 1800 acres, more c ������������������ less.  NELSON oAWMILL COMPANY,  By M. S. Davys and J. W. Tolson.  Nelson, 13. G., February 2nd, 1891.  APPLICATIONS  .FOR'"CROWN   GRANTS  Notice is hereby given that Richard A. Fry and A. C. Fry  havo filed the necessary papers, and made application for  a crown grant in favor of the Grizzly Bear mineral -laim,  situated at Toad'Mountain, West Kootenay district..  Adverse claimants, if any, arc request*:d to forward their  objections to me within (KJ days from the date of this publication. G. O, '! UNSTALL,  Ilevelstokc. January 20th, 1801.  G(  comm -sionor.  Notice is hereby given that Richard A. Fry and A. C. Fry  have tiled the necessary- papers and made application for  a crown grant in favor of a mineral claim kn/uvn , \ the Silver Queen, situated in the Toad- Mountain subdivision,  West Kootenay district-  Ad verse claimants, if a..y, are requested to forward their  objections to me within GO days from the-, date of this publication. G. C. TUN STALL,  Revelstoke, January 29th, 1S91.      _^^lfi commissioner.  "      ' '    'NOTICE. .  Notice is hereby given, that application will be made to  the parliament of Canada at its next session for an act lo  incorporate a company with-power to construct,-equip,  operate, and maintain a b'ne of electric telegraph and. telephone from Sproats Landing on. the Columbia, river, in  Kootenay district, to the boundary line o* the prc-ince of  British Columbia, together with ail ne,-?s^iry powers,  rights and privileges. j.  Bated at Victoria, B. C, this 12th day of ,)a    tary, 1891.  CHARLES WILSON, solicitor for a,]?! lean ts.  McIntyrb & Code, Ottawa agents.  _fC5  "WWil^lWI1  ^i'^y^;^----^  rT~  "���������".^TgaF-' w-tj^TT^pa^^^^'^yj^arir^rTi ^ \������\ii ^v-i��������������������������� \m wr������t _v_-������i_ _,��������� ������������������/ike*.' _��������� _H������jH-������3i mrf*WK*=___  THE   MJ fEE:    NELSON,   B/  C.,, SATURDAY,   APEIL   11,   1891.  do not use mm mateeial  in buildings when first-class  are for sale in any quantity by the  NELSON  SAW  ij_j  CO.  "1_ar������_:. At cud of Flume iii Nelson..',  Mill:  Two Miles  South of Nelson...  Builders concede that the lumber from our mill is ALL  OF FIRST-CLASS FINISH, both in the rough and  ;'.'.-..-   dressed.    Parties ordering any of the above  material from us will have the same  delivered   promptly,   in   any  part of. Nelson.  cut and run down the lumber flume, and sold  at low prices.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill 0is  always ready for business. Lumber��������� good, bad, and indifPerent ��������� on  hand or made to order.  G. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  ARCHITECT,  CONTRACTOR   AND   BUILDER,  NELSON,    -6.-C.  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.  R.  ,T.   HILTS.  JOHN  LEE.  CONTRACTORS AND BUILDERS,  NELSON,   B. C.  Estimates made on all kinds of buildings, and eon-  tracts carried out with expedition.  The Pioneer Barber S  .__._  ____  3__i-R_r_____]-_-^  PROPRIETOR.  SHAVING,   HAIR  CUTTING, SHAMPOOING,  all in artistic style and at the usual prices.  Will put in bath-rooms as soon as a. suitable building can  be rented.    Shop at present in Edson & Go's restaurant, 13 East Baker street.  ISASITTELOT   ANfl>   ,SAJ9Sfi-;SON.  In "My Life with the Rear-Guard," Herbert  Ward draws the following pen pictures of two  of Stanley's officers who met death with  the rear-guard, and whose .characters, and acts  have since been freely criticized in public pri.its:  "The black people with whom he was brought'  into contact were to Barttelot ah unknown  quantity, and the contempt and disdain natural  to the highly-strung officer who believed nothing was equal to the British soldier gained full  and unfortunate sway. He had been used to  the plain and upright dealings of the white man,  and, if trickery, sucl; trickery as he could understand. He was completely at sea when dealing  with the black whose word is so frequently a lie.  Handicapp m;1, however, as he was in this way,  Barttelot was, nevertheless, full of good points  He was one of those men "who, if vbu met him at:  ���������'���������'������������������I       ���������.. ... ? ' 1/ - .  a dinner  party  or any place  wjiere  the   man  could divest himself of the heavy responsibility  he then had, would have, been dubbed by you as  one of the best fellc vvs in _he world.    Frank of  countenance and free of speech, with his bright  boyish animated face, swift to reflect his passing thought, he captured your friendliness while  he  was   in   the mood,  and  moved   you  unconsciously to sympathy.    He had a fund of stories  and a-wealth of humor, so that he appeared at  his best  as a raconteur.    His affection for his  father was nnbound( d, and the man would'' have  been a cold rpiri". ��������� in* eed who would -have0failed;  to respond with an admiring thought as he rang  the,pleasant changes of reference  to the 'deaV  old guv'nor.'    Barttelot, with his square-jawed,  firmly moulded face, in which there was no shiftiness and no desire to hide, reminded you of the  straight daring rider across country; Jameson,  with his soft, winsome features and musical intonation, drew your thoughts away to the quiet  of the library and the seclusion of the student.  Yet there was no keener  sportsman  than  he.  His face gave you the idea of delicacy, but the  limbs of the man were hard and muscular, and  courage and determination shone from out his  clear and fearlesseye. He had shot in the Rockies;  been to Borneo, wherehe had suffered from a  very severe sunstroke, and wandered in many  lands in search of the adventures  he loved so  well.    Poor old Jameson!    I felt drawn to him  from the very first.    For nearly seven months I  dwelt in his companionship, and was tended by  'him in my direst need.    Little did I dream then  that, ere  one weary year had  sped its course,  mine   would  be the  hands to  minister  to."his  dying wants, mine the arms in which  he would  breathe his final breath.     Always   bright   and  pleasant, cheering us in our hours of despair, he  who had been bred in the lap of luxury taught  us lessons in the way of roughing it, meeting inconveniences    with     a    laugh "and    suffering  with    a    joke.      He,    in    truth,    was    one    of  nature's   noblemen,   for   never   in   the  course  of   all  our friendship   did   I   hear   him  say  a.  bitter word of a single soul.    He is the first of  all the men I have ever met of whom I can say  the same thing."  Saint tun} IffC-'o.  General  Thomas  Jonathan  Jackson   was by  far the most interesting and picturesque figure  in the southern army.    His  brilliant successes  and his early death enshrined him in the hearts  of his associates  as  their  foremost champion,  while  the intense  religious  enthusiasm which  appeared in air his public and private...utterances added the halo of the saint to the laurels  of the hero. There was not a quality of heart,  mind, or temperament which he possessed that  did not contribute to his success and his fame.  A great -part of his time in the saddle was  passed in the act of prayer. A hundred times a  day he would be seen to thro .r his right hand  aloft and to move his lips in silent supplication.  His constant entreaty to his friends was -that  they should continually pray that he might be  the instrument to wreak heaven's purpose on  his adversaries. He believed hhnsel'" he w;.s a.  hammer in the hand of God for the destruction  of the unerodlv. The firmest convictions of re-  ligious clutv were easily reconciled with the ex-  igencies of the military service which seemed to  violate them. He was a, fanatical Sabbatarian ;  he would not read a letter which arrived Satur-|  day night until Monday ; he would not post one  in such a way that it would travel on the Sab  bath. Yet he would not scruple to bring on a  bloodv battle on Sunday if he could catch his  enemy at ft disadvantage; in that case, of  course, it was the Lord's will. When he was  sent to destroy some rail road property he  ' thought"-with regret how many Bibl.es could  have been printed with the proceeds ; but, i one  the less; he; destroyed it.     ;  A  Vionvvv' _llli.ic.������as  Lcisisla-or.  The men of cultivation wielded an influence in  the legislature entirely out of proportion to their  numbers,   as  the  ruder soil  of  pioneers  were  naturally in a large majority.    The type of a not  uncommon class in tllinOis tradition, was a mem-;,  ber from the south, who could neither read nor  write, and whose apparently ironical patronymic  was Grainma.r.   When first elected he had never  worn anything  except  leather;   but regarding  his tattered buckskin as  unfit for the garb of a  lawgiver, he and his sons gathered hazel nuts  enough to barter at the nearest store for a few  yards of blue strouding such as the Indians used  for breech-clouts. When he came hdme with  his purchase, and had called together the,women  of the settlement to make his clothes, it was  found that there was only material'.enough tor a  very short coat and a long pair of leggings, and.  thus attired he went to Kaskaskia, tlie territorial capital. '.Uncouth as was his a ppea rance, he  had in him the "raw material of a politician.'; He  invented a system ���������which, was���������������������������'���������,afterwards  adopted by many whose breeches were more  fashionably cut���������of voting against every measure which was proposed. If it: failed, the responsibility was broadly shared ; if it .passed and  was popular, no one would care who was against  it; if it passed and did not meet the favor of the  people, John Grammar could vaunt his foresight.  J  Pacific Rail way  OUR NATIONAL HIGHWAY,  Through Passenger  Service from Ocean to Ocean.  ISTO   CHAI^GrES.  LOWEST FARES TO ALL POINTS  To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  Kootenay Lake Sl_ii>i>ers will he consulting   their   own   interests  by shipping by the  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  " !ER   "'  99  leaves Sproat's Landing for REVELSTOKE every Tuesday and Friday, making conneetion with trains for  VANCOUVER,  g fMONTEEAL,  NEW WESTMHTSTEE,  o\ st^^l'  VICT0EIA, |lo_E_iC-__.c3-o^  AND. ALL POINTS  EAST.  For rates,  maps,   time-tables,   etc.,   etc.,  apply  to  any;  agent of the company. .     '      '  ROBERT KERR, D.  E.  BROWN,  G-en'l Fr't and Passenger Ag't, Ass't Gcn'l Fr't & Pas'r Ag't.  Winnipeg, Manitoba. Vancouver, B. C.  Ainsworth, Hot Springs District, B. C.  Miners' Supplies, Provisions, Tools,  Crockery, Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying:  duty on goods at Canadian custom-house on the river.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc.  Ageut for mineral claims ; crown  grants obtained   for  mineral claims, and abstracts of title for same furnished,  Office at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. C. 4-  THE  MINEE:    riELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   APEIL  11,   1891.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $_.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements .will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents aline  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  r each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  /-.' must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given ; if  weight, is not given $1 will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from ������1 to ������10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  Letters to the Editor will only, appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration. ;  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  The best news The Miner has had to record  of Toad Mountain district is the sale of the  Dandy and Iroquois claims to men who control  ample capital to develop them. The purchasers  are not only men who control large means, but  are men who follow ruining, not as a speculation  but as a legitimate business. Their becoming  interested in the district means that the surface  showings indicate the presence or ore bodies  sufficiently large to exploit, and the price paid  is the best proof that the ore is of a grade that  will'pay to mine and mill. In paying $175,000  for the Dandy; the purchasers plainly notified  the mining world that there are mines north of  the international boundary line.  /Taking into consideration the financial condition of the province, the legislative assembly has  been   very liberal  in setting apart  $38,000 for  public works in West Kootenay district..    That  amount, if not frittered away on trails to mythical mining districts or on roads to single mineral claims will go far towards making accessible  every mining camp of -merit in the district.    In  expending this money gold commissioner Tun-  stall should use his best judgment, and not be  influenced by sectional cries.    He should know  neither north Kootenay nor  south  Kootenay.  He should only consider the necessity of a road  or trail and its public, not  its   private, use  if  built.    The crv that the north end of the dis-  trict is entitled to as much money as the south  end is senseless, and made by people who care  nothing for an honest administration of public  business.    The people who raise that cry are in  favor of squandering public money on Albert  canyon roads  and Big Bend trails���������roads  that  are never used and trails that might as well not  be used.    If a road is needed it should be built,  no matter where its location.    If not needed, it  should not be commenced merely because of its  being located in this or in that section.  Work should be commenced as early as possible on roads that are needed. No good reason  can be advanced for delaying the commencement of work until the appropriations are available in July. Such work is generally done by  day's labor, and knowing that their wages are  secure, laborers are never anxious for weekly,  or even monthly, settlements when working for  the government. The business men of the  camps in which the roads are built are always  willing" to advance supplies and money to laborers so employed. If work is commenced early  and pushed vigorously every road actually  needed in West Kootenay district will be completed so as to be of use during the summer season. .In..making a specific appropriation for  completing the road from Nelson to the mines  on Toad mountain, the necessity of the road was  recognized.   If needed, the sooner it is completed  the better. Within sixty days hundreds of tons  of mining machinery will nave arrived at Nelson for the Silver King, Dandy, Iroquois, and  Grizzly Bear properties. The sooner that machinery is in position the sooner will actual mining operations commence. The date of the commencement of actual mining operations therefore depends entirely on the completion of the  road. -Work,.could .be; carried on to advantage  even now. The government is, therefore, most  respectfully urged to take prompt action in the  matter. _____  It is now reported that as the time approaches  when the decree nisi is to become a divorce absolute in the O'Shea ease, thus making it competent for Parnell to make the fair Kitty legally  his wife, the probability of that consummation  is  fading away, not because of the  great ex-  leader's unwillingness,  but  because  the  lady's  high  estimate of him   has  undergone   serious  modification.    If this  be true, considering the  sacrifices he has made on her account, her fickle  desertion of him  cannot be regarded as otherwise than cruel.    It will recall, by modern instance, the experience of Samson.  Mr. Kellie's bill respecting the incorporation  of railway, tramway, telephone, and   telegraph  companies, if passed, will do more to promote  the development  of British Columbia than all  other enactments of the present session   combined, to say nothing of the great reform it will  work in future legislation.    It is within bounds  to say that fully one-half the time of the present session was and is devoted to the consideration  of private  bills,  not one of which should  have required legislative action.,  By the provisions of mr. Kellie's bill any two or more persons, who may desire to form a company for the  purpose   of   building,   equipping,  and   running  railways,   or   for   constructing and   equipping  telephone or  telegraph  lines,   shall  make  and  subscribe a memorandum of association in triplicate, and acknowledge the same before some  officer authorized to take acknowledgments of  deeds, and shall send two copies thereof to the  registrar of joint  stock  companies, and retain  the third in their possession.    The bill provides  that  companies  incorporated   under it for the  purpose  of  building   railroads   shall have   the  same  powers  as  granted by a special charter,  that is, have  the right to build, maintain, and  operate   roads   over   the    public    lands;   and,  should   a    railway   be   built   through    a   pass  or    canyon    which    is    too    narrow   for    the  passage of another line of railway, then the first  railway shall grant the use of its tracks to the  second railway on payment of fair compensation.    The bill is short and its provisions clearly  defined.    If passed, capitalists willing to build  railway, telephone, and telegraph lines can do  so as readily as they can now build saw-mills or  canneries or  business  blocks.    The  bill should  become law, and its passage is advocated by the  Victoria Colonist and Westminster Columbian,  the one a government organ  and the other an  organ of the mainland independents.   Although  The Miner was the first paper to advocate the  enactment of such a law, yet it will gladly give  the credit of its enactment to the coast papers  should it become a law.    The Miner is as unselfish as it is independent.  Mr. Mara, MVP., very generously offers to contribute $25 out of his own pocket to help pay the  cost of the "extra" mail service given the people of the Kootenay Lake country last winter.  If mr. Mara had performed his duty, the people  of the lake country would not have  been com  pelled to pay the expense of the "extra" mail^-^  service given them.    As residents and tax papers of Canada they were entitled to adequate  mail service.    As public-spirited citizens of the,  richest mining country on earth they respect!)  fully decline mr. Mara's proffered subscriptionCx  Postoffice inspector Fletcher is visiting the  lake country, and if no greater benefits result  from this visit than from the one made in June  last, the government of Canada is wasting  money in paying his traveling expenses.  While The Miner is honest in its belief that  mr. Fletcher is "cultus" as a postofficer inspector for a division like British Columbia, a division whose inspector should be a live, wide-awake,  broad-gauge   man,   not   afraid  of his job and  always ready and willing to tell the department  at Ottawa to go to hades when its interference  was in the line of hampering the service, yet, at  the same time, it will not be mean and refuse to  point out ways in which the present postalfacil-  ities could be improved:    1.    The salary of the  Nelson   postmaster   should    be   raised   to   $50  a   month,   so   as  to   enable   him   to   give  the  patrons of the office letter-box accommodations.  2.     Nelson    and   Ainsworth   should ... be   made  money  order  offices.     3. Postoffices should be  established at Balfour, Trail Creek, andRykert's  custom-house. .4. A 6-day-a-wTeek route should  be established between Marcus (or the terminus  of the Spokane & Northern railway) and Ainsworth, by which all mails from and to the coast  towns should be sent.    5. An arrangement made  by which a supply of stamps would always be  on   hand at  the Nelson   office.     6. Any  other  changes that would enable The Miner to speak  a good word in your behalf, mr. Fletcher.  If the reputation of the camps in the Kootenay Lake country, as law-abiding communities,  is to be maintained, hobos, pimps, and tinhorn  gamblers must not be allowed to gain a foothold.  A hobo is always a thief; a pimp is the most despicable of men; a tinhorn gambler when not a  hobo is a pimp. Crime is a certain result of  their visitation. It is the duty of every good  citizen to aid in the prevention of crime, and the  citizen who'-harbors such characters is-aiding  and abetting crime. There is room in the Kootenay Lake country for thousands of men who  will help develop its resources, and no matter  from whence they come they will be welcomed;  but there is not room for even one hobo or one  pimp or one tinhorn gambler, and their arrival  and departure should be chronicled at the same  time, and the entry always made in the docket  of a. justice of the peace.  A proper understanding of the work of the  present, legislature can only be had after all its  enactments are in print. Until that time The  Miner will refrain from praising the Independent-Opposition members for their untiring zeal  in behalf of the people, or censuring the Rob-  sonians for their laborious efforts in correcting  the errors of former sessions.  If the Star voices the sentiments of the people  of Revelstoke, the people of that village would  have the resources of this section lie dormant  unless every grist was taken to their mill. They  would build another Chinese wall along the international boundary line, so as to prevent the  people of this section bringing in supplies or  shipping out products by any route that did not  run to or through their village. But we do not  believe the Star voices the sentiments of the  people of Revelstoke.    The people of that town  m  V-W_l THE  MINEE:   KELSON,   B:   0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  11,  1891.  Dealers in Dry G-oods? Groceries, Provisions, Canned G-oods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  and compare Prices.  Main Street, BE  *T7"P  JJ-J.I  THAT"  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  si  are too broad-gauge in their business methods  to endeavor to retard the development of this  section, and top liberal in their ideas to attempt  to coerce us. The utterances of the Star are, of  course, inspired1. The inspiration comes not  from the people of Revelstoke, but from an individual who carries the town of Kamloops in  his breeches pocket.    :   The Revelstoke Star is greatly incensed atmr.  Kellie for withdrawing the resolutions asking  the  Dominion government to place  an export  duty on  ore, and  attributes  mr. Kellie's action  to fear of The Miner and its editor.    Evidently  the  Star  is not acquainted  with   mr.   Kellie's  character;   if  it   was,  it  would   make   no such  charges.    The Miner believed that an  export  duty on  ore would retard rather than aid the  business of mining, and   it   said   so.    In saying  so, it  used  arguments   not  threats.    That   mr.  Kellie saw the force of the arguments only goes to  prove that he  is a legislator always willing to  counsel with and take advice from his constituents, and it would be a good  thing for British  Columbia if she had a few more just such legislators as  mr. Kellie.    For redress the Star falls  back on its boss, who happens for the time to be  a rnember of the Dominion house of commons.  Speaking  of  the  export  duty   on ore,  it says:  ���������" If any legislation is required in this direction,  " it will have to  come through mr. Mara, who  " certainly will not hold  up his thumbs at the  " command of The Miner."     No; but if  mr.  Mara succeeds in placing an export duty on ore,  he will at. the next election be made hold up his  thumbs, not by The  Miner,  but by the  free  miners of West Kootenay district.  TI_e Prospector.  Shorn of its rough edges, the life of a prospector is a poem : as it is, it is a .mountain idyl,  and holds within its depth1 "more of humanity,  more of pathos, more of the true nobility and  honor and manliness and perseverance than is,  or ever was, concentrated in all the money-  grubs and speculators on earth, who grow rich  and fat and indolent and arrogant by means of  his toil, and then laugh at him for his uncouth  and ragged appearance. What a life is his!  What a grand persevering life of struggle and  privation and poverty! With hope deferred  from year to year, but always hopeful, he scales  the rough mountain side, where in many cases  human foot never before trod, and often hungry, often parched with thirst, he, with the  courage and bravery worthy of a mythological  god, pursues the ignis fatuus of his dreams.  His days and months and years passed amid the  solemn grandeur of the lofty mountain peaks,  alone in communion with nature in all its most  majestic forms and far removed from the snares  and temptations of the haunts of plotting,  scheming men, his soul becomes like that of a  child. From such material as this are heroes  made. Brave, gentle, honest, the prospector  stands out in bold relief as the true embodiment  of all that is noble and good and true���������of sturdy  manhood in its best. form.  An Old-Time   B*rospector   and  Miner   Oead.  After twenty years' buffeting with the rugged  mountain  ranges of Colorado, Idaho, and British  Columbia,   Patrick  McNeeme  had   to   succumb, and his life went out at Ainsworth on the,  afternoon  of the  4-th  instant.    A week before  his  death, accompanied  by an  Indian  named  " Skookum Pete," mr. McNeeme left Ainsworth  to do the assessment work on a claim on Coffee  creek.    After working 3 days he complained of  suffering from pneumonia, and the Indian advised  him   to return  to  town;    but,   like  too  many of his class, he imagined himself disease-  proof,   maintaining from  day  to day  that  he  would be all right.    On the seventh day, seeing  that he was  much  worse and at times wandering in his mind, the Indian became alarmed and  insisted on packing him to town.    The distance  was not more than 4 miles, but a man weighing  175 pounds was no light  weight even for an Indian.    However, Pete  was   equal to  the task,  and   at 4  o'clock   in   the afternoon  arrived  at  Ainsworth with the sick man.    In two hours he  was dead.   The remains were brought to Nelson  in a row boat on Monday by William Hennessy,  Henry Cody,   Hugh McLeod,  Thomas Garvey,  John H. Burns, and Thomas Wills���������all the well  men left in the camp���������and were followed to the  grave by a large number of Nelson people.    At  the grave the burial service of the Roman Catholic church was read by dr. Cote, and all that  was once mortal of "White Pat" now lies on a  hillside overlooking-the outlet of Kootenay lake.  Patrick McNeeme,  better known  as  "White  Pat," from his hair being perfectly white, was a  native of Ireland and about 60 years of age.    He  was at Golden, Colorado, 20 years ago, and afterwards worked  in many of   the   camps  in that  state.    He was well know at Leadville, leaving  that place in company with William Hennessy  and arriving at Ainsworth two  years ago.    He  was also in Idaho, and at one time owned  an  interest, in the Golden   Chariot mine at Silver  City.    Since  coming  to  British   Columbia  his  time was spent in  prospecting in Hot Springs  district, where he acquired an interest in several  claims.    He is also  believed  to own a farm  in  Iowa,   on   which   a  relative   lives.    His   friend,  "William Hennessy, speaks of him as one of the  kindest of men,  whose chief  happiness was in  making others happy���������more particularly young  people, in whom he took a great interest.  A Town Sorely AfHic_<Ml.  Last week nearly every able-bodied man in or  about Ainsworth was down with la grippe. Although no fatal cases have been reported, several well-known people were seriously afflicted.  At last, accounts dr. LaBau had so far recovered  as to be able to visit his patients.  4  AND  AT  (I-ate Walsh's)  15 EAST BAKER STREET.  l*os-0-_-CC' Store,  Nelson,   15. ���������.  I  and gents' puenishing goods.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE  NOTARY PUBLIC.  ESTATE A  GONVEYAN  Town lots, lands, and mining- claims handled on commission. Conveyancing-'documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  NOTICE.  A sitting of the County Court will be hold at Nelson on  the 27th day of April next. T. H. GIFFIN, registrar.  March 20th, 1891.  n\ THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   APEIL  11,   1891.  TEfiE   SEL������K__. QUESTION   IS   THE   BJtfITEI>   STATES.  The money problem is a difficult one, and it is  probably on that account that it is pushed aside  by the masses. During the last few years the  claims of silver have been vigorously advocated  in the United States, with the result that it is  now one of the most important 'questions before  congress. The masses are now taking hold of  the subject, and many industrial bodies, including the Farmers' Alliance, are demanding the  free coinage of silver.  As is well known, prior to 1873,  the United  States enjoyed the double standard.     That is,  silver was as good money as gold, was received  in payment of all debts, public and private, of  any amount.    During that year the congress of  the  United States   passed  a  law demonetizing  silver and  making gold  the  only standard  of  values.    It is not necessary to enquire into the  purpose or motive of congress in passing such a  law ;, but it is a matter of record that, outside  of two or three of the  promoters':'of the bill, in-  cludiiig John' Sherman   of Ohio,   congress had  no idea that the  bill  would demonetize silver,  much   less  of  its  far-reaching  sinister  results..  When the Bland law was under discussion in  congress, in 1878, mr. Blaine was made to say in  i-egard to this point :  "1 do not mean ignorance of this particular  provision, but I mean ignorance of its effect."  He had just admitted while defending the good  faith of those who were active in their support  of the bill, that "the truth is, nobody cared about  it; there was no greatattention called to it.  We are all a good deal wiser today than we were  then. We were in pure and absolute ignorance  of the whole subject.    It was not; known."  Mr." Blaine was speaker when the bill passed.  Mr. Voorhees of Indiana said: "I frankly say  that I did not know anything that was in the  bill at all." Mr. Thurman of Ohio said: "I cannot say what took place in the house, but I  know When the bill was pending in the senate  we thought it was simply a bill to reform the  mint, regulate coinage, and fix up one thing and  another, a.nd there is not a single man in the  senate, I think, unless a''member.of the committee from which the bill came, who had the  siightest idea that it was even a s'quint toward  d(Mnonetiza.t.ion." Mr. Kelly of Pennsylvania.,  who was himself chairman of the.committee, on  coinage, said: "I was ignorant of the fact that  it would demonetize the silver dollar."  The evidence is equally conclusive that president Grant, when he signed the bill, was ignorant of its purport and effect. Never was blind  legislation followed with more disastrous results,  and yet in spite of the fact that the bill was conceived in wickedness and brought forth in ignorance, in spite of its disastrous results, the law  is still upheld as a beneficent one, and the blunder that was made is now exalted info an act of  the highest good.  What have been the results? The first result  was to destroy nearly half the money of the  country. Since then the value of silver has  fallen'33^ per cent and with it, in 'exactly the  same ratio, the prices of all the products of the  ir. ai and factorv and of the farm itself have  fallen. With the fall of prices the purchasing  power of gold has appreciated. That is to say,  it now requires- a bushel and a half of wheat to  purchase a gold dollar, while in 1873 it.only required one bushel. A study of the prices of the  past 17 years will bear out this statement. According to the Chicago Tribune, in 1874-the price  of wheat, was $1.09 a bushel; in 1889 it was 85  cents. Silver in 1874 was $1.27 an ounce; in 1888  it was 93^ cents. Butter was' 28 cents, against  18 cents in 1889. Cotton in 1874 was 13{r cents;  in 1889, 9 cents. The'fall has been gradual. As  the money volume gradually became contracted  prices gradually fell. As the price of silver fell,  Jinglish merchants and brokers bought up  American silver at 33������ per cent discount, coined  it into Indian rupees, shipped it, to India and exchanged it at par for wheat and cotton, thus  making it possible'for them to lay Indian wheat  and cotton down in Liverpool cheaper than the  American product, and enabling the ryot of India- to outbid the Americen farmer and planter.  J. H. Norman, an eminent financier of London, has said; "BuJ if exchange with Trdia  should, from any \ause, rise to 1(3 parts of silver  to 1 of gold, it would make Indian wheat. 16 per  cent dearer than American."    In other words,  W&$3^������!&$^F&8PmE85$F  ?nM&������&m$.mzn  if silver were remonetized, the English market  would be given back to America. That one act  would place annually $100,000,000 extra in the  pockets of the farmers of the United States for  wheat alone. The value of every other product  would be increased in the same proportion. The  soil itself would increase in like ratio, and it requires no stretch of the imagination to predict  what this would mean to the country, what  .''prosperity would follow in its wake.  During those 17 years the prices have been  gradually falling. It has been more and more  difficult for the farmer to make ends''meet ; he  has had to forego comforts ; he lias had to work  harder every year; his children have been  taken from school earlier; his sons and  daughters have left the farms and gone to the  cities to live by their wits, and many of them  failing to make an, honest living have drifted  in to a life of shame. During that same unhappy  period farm mortgages" have doubled all over  the,-north ; the old, homesteads have been sold  by the sheriff ; crime,'-'insanity, and pauperism  have increased. Capitalists have refused to invest more money in the country districts,' and  .money has gone to build cities and railroads.  Boom has followed boom, and the history of the  world teaches,��������� that when people forsake the  rural districts, decay and disaster follow.  The objection is raised that with the full re-  monetization of silver, gold would be driven  out of the country and financial disaster would  follow. You might as well say that a man who  had stolen a horse to match One of his own  should not be arraigned before a bar of justice  for the theft because it would spoil his team to  take the horse from him. The United States  had a debt at the close of the war of $2,500,000,-  (X)0 payable in either gold or silver, and all other  debts were payable in gold and silver. What  about the wrong that was done the debtor chiss  by depriving them of the right to pay their  debts in silver'?-"'"What about the gross injustice  of adding to the value of every debt, and decreasing the ability of debtors to pay their debts? Is  is a sufficient; reason why justice should not be  done to silver and to the mass of the people to  say that a few money-loanersand bondholders  would suffer? The London Times recently  said : "It could in no sense be called repudiation if silver were made the sole standard of the  United      States      tomorrow." The      royal  commission appointed by the imperial government to investigate the effects of the  demonetization of silver which took volumes  of testimony to ascertain the supply of the precious metals, found that there was no surplus silver in the world. The London Economist also,  in summing'up the results of the investigation,  was perfectly sure that there was "no accumulation of bullio" anywhere in the world." All  the silver circulating in Europe is required there  for 'iij >ney.   ���������'������������������*.  But that is not the point. A wrong was committed by the act. of 1873. Is that wrong to be  perpetuated? Are the masses of the people to  continue to groan under that injustice, because,  forsooth, the return to the natural law Would  compel the bondholders and money centers to  disgorge the tribute which that act permitted  them.to levy on the nation for 17 years-?' Protectionists gravely assert that a high tariff will  bring prosperity to all classes. Ftae ti .ders  have asserted for ages that no country can prosper without free trade. Still England with her  free trade regime has her "submerged tenth."  Germany with her wealth and her armies has  her social problem. Young America, with its  protection, wit- its vast resources, without having reached th< full vigor of its manhood, is prematurely bowed under the load of' depression.  There must be other causes of hard times. What  is needed is a broader statesmanship to search  out all the causes, and, among the many wrongs  under which the nations are suffering, it may be  discovered that the silver demonetization is not  the least.  I have discontinued selling lots in Balfour for the winter  months. This will give an opportunity for holders to improve the shining hours of winter by selling to their friends  outside. CHARLES WESTLY BUSK.  Balfour, B. C, November 25th, 1890. .  During my absence from Kootenay, T. Vincent Thurburn  of Baker street holds my power-of-attorney, and Mr. Saunders of Balfour to act as my resident agent there, in accordance with the terms of the land.   ct.  CHA..LES WESTLY BUSK.  Balfour, B. C., November 25th, 1890.  C. S. F. Hamber  A. Gr. Thynnb  A. D. Henshaw  Vancouver  ���������AND ��������� ���������  Nelson,B.G.  MANUFACTURERS' AGENTS  NELSON OFFICE, 105 WEST BAKEK STEEET.  '���������'���������'McCoiincll  Block, Water Street,.-Vancouver.  .'-.JAMES :McDONALO  &.  CO.  carry larg-e lines of plain, medium, and high-grade  furniture. Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from $6:50 to .foOO. Hotels furnished throughout. Office and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven wire, hair, and wool  mattresses in stock. Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for Evans Bros, pianos and Doherty organs.  MAIN STREET, REVELSTOKE, B.C.  DEALERS IN  GEOOEBIES  AND  SUPPLIES P0E PE0SPE0T0ES AM) MIEfEES.  BALFOUR, ���������  located as it is at the outlet of Kootenay lake, will  be easily accessible during the winter to all  the mining districts on the lake.  PRICES REASONABLE AS AT AINSWORTH: OR NELSON  ^y:''}~.fl3^'y::-":  QHOIOE    ':-  Pianos, Organs, Sewing Machines,  KOK'SALE   CBIKAP. .. '  Wholesale and retail.    None but first-class instruments  handled. A. J. BOSS, Calgary, Alberta.  WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial revenue taxes Tor 1891 arc now due and payable at my office,  Nelson, at the following rates:  If paid on or R>efore t?ie 301Ii Jtaine.  One-half of one   per cent  on the assessed value of real  estate;  One-third of one per cent on  the assessed value of per-  -. social'property;  Seven and one-half cents per acre on wild land.  If paa������l OB* or-after flic 1st July.  Two-thirds of one percent on  the assessed value of real  estate;  One half of c.;e per cent on the assessed ^alue of personal  property;  Eight -a   ;  one-half cents per acre on wild land.  T. H. GIFFIN, assessor and collector.  Nelson, February 10th, 1891.  Cfip.-^  ^i$!li^^^  -n. isu^u������7������jt^  Tjl THE MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   APEIL  11,  1891.  i7  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  T.   8l   H,   MADDEN  Proprietors. ;  The '.Mddcleu. is Centrally Located,  with a fronta  .vards Kootenay river, and is newly  ;;���������.���������; bed' throughout.  ./;' : "!;x; ;,.:������ m ������������������������������������ _\__ _3 _-. _c .  la supplied with everything;in the market, the  kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAP. '::.$��������� STOCKED  WITH  THE  brands of boer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TW0-ST0EY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  'PROPRIETORS'  u  The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets.  .KKI���������Q3T, SB. ���������.  PROPRIETORS.  The reputation made for this house by its former proprietor, J. F. WARD, will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.  CSfcEAxlI   OF   THE   "WORLD'S   NEWS.  At New York on the 1st bar silver was quoted at,9&V  cents and lead at ������4.30 to %4.50.  Stanley has been obliged to cancel his Texas dates on account of the hostility displayed to him down there. They  have not forgiven;him for deserting the confederate army  at the outbreak of the war. They call him a deserter and  a traitor. Stanley acknowledges that at the time of the  outbreak of the, war he was semi-ofhcially connected with  -the Confederate army, but went north as he saw the cause  was hopeless. v���������  The Healyites reluctantly admit that inr. Parn ell's personal canvas of the Sligo district has resulted in great advantage to him, j^ct they hope that Timothy Healy's visit  to Sligo and the outlying towns will have the effect of  neutralizing the headway made by Par hell, accomplished  chien3r in Sligo. rrhe majority of the rural voters decline  to commit themselves, and the advantage to be gained,  from their votes by either faction is as problematical as  , ever. John P. Nolan, member of parliament for North  Gal way, was set upon by a crowd of women at Sligo on  the 1st instant and very, roughly handled. The women  surrounded him, hooting at him, pelting him with stones,  mud, etc., tore his clothing, and finally crowned him with  an old iron pot."  Sir Charles Tupperleft Ottawa for England on March  31st via New York. Before sailing he will visit Washington0 and talk over trade niatters informally with sir Julian  Paunceforte, British minister, but a formal conference  with secretary Blaine will not take place for the present.  The parliament of Canada will convene on the 29th instant:      " ." ; .... '' .-.:.���������!������������������;_==?:  The McCarthy-Dixon fight at Troy, New York, on the  night of March 31st, attracted a large crowd of sporting  men from New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore,  Toronto, Montreal, and other places. Dixon forced the  fight from the start. In the loth round McCarthy stopped  Dixon's right With his nose. The organ was broken. Int,  the following round the men came together viciously.  McCarthy made a desperate swing at Dixon's neck. The'-'  blow glanced and Dixon countered, splitting McCarthy's  ear and spattering the ring with blood. McCarthy played  in luck or he would not have stayed as long as-he did.  The call of time several times came just in time to save '  him from being finished. Dixon's lip was cut early in the  evening, but he was never knocked down. He displayed  .considerable science, but was given additional confidence  by McCarthy's utter failure to put up a good fight. In the  last round McCarthy was made a plaything of by Dixon.  He was knocked down 5 times. The round ended without  a knock-out, but McCarthy's seconds, seeing the turn of  the battle, gave,the victory to Dixon.  George Hearst, the California mining man, left his entire  estate, valued at $10,000,000, to his wife, whom he married  before acquiring any of his property. ;  Conmee & McLennan have been awarded $250,000 for  work done in the construction of a Lake Superior section  of the Canadian Pacific railway.  The third and last consignment, completing the return of  $15,000,000, lent by the Bank of France to the Bank of  England in November last, to tide OArer the temporary embarrassment caused by the financial crisis, was landed at  Boulogne the other day. The transfer of the bullion has  been attended by special precautions, and the Bank of  England agent, in whose care the treasure was placed,  was accompanied between London and Paris by a number  of detectives, armed. The money, as a matter of fact, has  remained untouched in the state in which it was lent; but  it was required by the condition of; the Bank of England  charter, to be deposited in the vaults of the bank as a  guarantee at the time when a considerable amount of gold  in bar was withdrawn to be converted into current money.  The interest paid to the Bank of France on the loan  amounts to $112,500.  The exodus from the Dakotas to Manitoba has begun in  real earnest, and With it are reported acts of violence on  the part of Dakota merchants. On March 25th, at Eureka,  South .Dakota, the agents of the Canadian Pacific and  Manitoba & Northwestern railways were warned to leave  town or they would be given a dose of tar and feathers.  The cause,of this violence was the departure of 50 Russian  immigrants from Eureka . for the Canadian northwest.  A private despatch also states that the Canadian Pacific c  agent at Bottineau, North Dakota, had been ridden out of  town on a fence rail.  It is learned on good authority, says the Toronto Mail,  that the Dominion government has decided not to exercise  the veto power on the bills regarding schools and dual  language passed by the legislature of Manitoba.  The British treasuiy is expected to accede to the proposals of the commons colonization committee which asks  that $750,000 bo loaned to the province of British Columbia  at a low rate of interest for the settlement of 1250 Scotch  crofters in the San Juan district of Vancouver island.  The secretary of state for Scotland is now strongly urging  Goschen to give his early consent to the loan in order that  the pioneer party may start this season. It is suggested  that the Northwest Territories, Manitoba, and perhaps  some of the older colonies should follow British Columbia's  example in this matter.  It appears that Newfoundland is not the only British-  American colony that is asserting a claim to manage its  own affairs. The people of British Honduras are tired of  being governed from Great Britain, and demand with virtual unanimity that taxes shall not be imposed on them  without their consent. The unofficial members of the governor's council have resigned in a body, and no colonist of  standing can be found to take any of the vacant seats.  The colonists have sent a petition to the home government, demanding an executive assembly, with control of  taxation, and the English cabinet has refused to grant the  petition. British Guiana also is protesting against the absolute government by the crown agency, and wants something to say as to her own business.  New Westminster-Ledger, March 25th : The contract  for grading and preparing the right of way of the Westminster-Vancouver Tramway Company was awarded last  night to D. McGillivray. The road is to be cleared a width  of66 feet the entire length, fully graded and made ready  for the ties in 60 days from the signing of the contract last  night. There was a large number of tenders. Mr. McGillivray will commence the work at once and put on a force of  about 400 men.   The clearing will begin simultaneously at  several different points along the line. One gang will  start at Westminster, another at Vancouver, and others at  stated points on the right-of-way. When the grading' and  clearing is finished it is expected that all the electrical  plant, the cars and machinery will be in a complete state  of readiness to begin work. 'And 30 days after that it is  said the line will- be ready for running. Much of the electrical plant is now on the ground, and ready to set up.,  This is the largest undertaking handled in Westminster in  years., ,        .'.'"/'   " '"��������� '''..;*���������"  The people of Butte and Anaconda, Montana, have in  public meeting protested against the action 'taken,..by--the  Montana Union railway, in raising freight rates on ore,  which threw over 3000 men out. of work.  Rioting prevails throughout the coke regions of Pennsylvania. -The Jim town works at Scottdale were raided by ;  1000 strikers, and 20 workmen  were driven'from the yard,  in great confusion.    Work was to be started at the More-.  ���������'wood-plant-at the same place on March 30th, but the  strikers'prevented it. A dynamite bomb exploded at  Leisenning, which tore a hole 6 feet deep in the ground.  No one was seriously���������'���������'injured. Great '-.'distress prevails at  Leith, Leisenning, and other points. Eight of the strikers  at Leith-wore arrested. All the Frick works are heavily  guarded by deputies, and the managers say, if necessary,  they will cull on the state militia. Further troubles are  exported, although  governor Pattison declines to call out  'the. state militia.1-- ,'      ��������� , ��������������������������� .'������������������  'The British government lias unanimously decided to accept the' invitation of president Harrison to take part in  the world's fair at Chicago.   A royal commission  will be  appointed to aid British exhibitors at the fair, and it is ex-  Jlc^t^ will result in ah enormous exhibit  6fI3ritisli products.  Jem Smith and Ted Pritchard signed articles in London  for a match for the championship of England. The light  will take place during the first week in August. -  "Tom" Carter of Montana has been appointed commissioner ofo the United States general land "office. The first  time that office has been filled by a man from the far west.  The  JLiar. AbroaaJ.  "Late  reports  from  the  Silver -King, in the  Kootenay country, support the claims that have  been made for that .great mine. A depth of 225  feet has been attained, with a cross-cut of 175  feet at the bottom, in clean high-grade ore that  runs 350 ounces in silver, 50 per cent copper, and;  30 "per cent lead, with traces of gold." The above  tissue of exaggerations is from the Kettle Falls  Pioneer.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  ffEJLSOff, IS. ���������.  SODERBERG  & JOHNSON,  PROPRIETORS.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  TABLE  is acknowledged   the best1  in the mountains.  THE   ROOMS  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  ___:E   _3__E?,  is stocked with the best liquors and, cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands. .  BAlLFOIiBS,   li. C.  TLIE"T &��������� aALLOP, Proprietors.  The BALFOUR commands a fine view of the Outlet and  Lake, and will be kept second to no hotel in  Hot Springs district.  Balfour is easily accessible to the mines in  Hot Springs  district, and is in the center of a large area, of mineral country not yet prospected.    It is also  within easy distance of the Kootenay  Lake and Pilot Bay sawmills.  TRAIL CREEK, B. C.  W.   IS.  P<J>IILTO>!V.. ..; FBtOH'IfclSilTOR  The Gladstone is the best kept hotel in. the Trail Creek  mining district, its proprietorbeing a caterer of experience.  The table will always be supplied with the best of everything obtainable. The bar is stocked with choice liquors  and cigars, including Hiram Walker & Sons' pure ryo  whiskies.    Good stabling for animals.  _$ 8  THE  MCTliB:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  11,   1891.  Main Street,  EEYELSTOKE  Railroad Avenue,  SPROAT.  ���������V7-__O0__lJS___j_l!   ____T_>   ZR,_DT  AIL  Cor. Vernon  Agent for the Hamilton Powder Company and Hiram Walker & Sons' Whiskies.  Josephine  SMALL \.-NUGGETS' OF   iVEWS.  J.-'L. Retallack has sold his property at Ainsworth to  John Watson and David Bremner, who intend to build a  barn and run a livery and feed stable.  The Lindsey Mercantile Company, with W. H. Fink as  manager, have opened a stock of groceries in the Harrof  building at Ainsworth. The headquarters of the company  are at Spokane Falls.  A. D. Wheeler and H. Anderson returned to Ainsworth  this week. The latter is now agent for the sale of lots in  that townsite, George J. Ainsworth having disposed of his  interest to a syndicate said to be made up of men who are  the promoters of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway.  "The Merchants " is the name of the hotel and restaurant opened by Bdson & Co. in the Wilson building. Mr.  Edson claims that he will run a first-class place or know  the reason why.  Johnson & Mahoney will move into their new hotel on  Baker street next week. They have named it the "Silver  King," after Toad mountain's richest mine, and the christening ceremonies will take place as soon as mr. Johnson  returns from Spokane Falls, where he has gone to purchase  furniture and furnishings. The Silver King will be fitted  up in a style second to none in the lake country, and be  run as only a first-class hotel should be run.  John F. Ward, the man who brought the first stock of  provisions to and opened the first hotel in Nelson returned  this week to stay with the town. He will tear down the  old building on the corner of Vernon and Ward streets,  and in its place erect a fine 2-story hotel. The site is one of  the most eligible in the town, and mr. Ward's reputation  as a hotel-keeper is known to half the mining1 men on the  Pacific coast.  Fifteen years ago Hugh Madden strayed away from the  home of his father in the province of Quebec.   Conscience  stricken, he returned and spent last winter among his kindred.   Last Saturday he reappeared on the streets of Nelson, looking well after his lay off.   He came in by way of  Sproat, having- made the trip down the Columbia from  Revelstoke in 5? days in a rowboat.   He reports about 3  miles of ice in  the river below Revelstoke, and that it  would not be likely to go out inside of 10 days.   Hugh  says he had a fine time back in Quebec learning to "yoke"  and drive horses, with the intention of becoming a cariole  driver.   Hugh's knowledge of a horse is only equalled by  '���������:'   his knowledge of his religious duties. ,  George Long: and C. C. Sproule, prospectors who put in  many a hard lick this winter on the Missing Link, are now  down on Goat river, putting in more hard licks on prospects  they own in that district.  Word comes from the Okanagon country that engineer  Duchesnay has found a feasible route through the Gold  range for the western extension of the Columbia & Kootenay railway.  Incoming passengers by the Galena report Bonner's  Ferry slowly but surely becoming a sort of hive for disreputable people of both sex. A dance-house has been  started by a former resident of Ainsworth, and it already  shelters 22 hurdies.  by his brother, Robert W. Busk, lately of Cape Town,  South Africa. E. H. Fletcher, postoffice inspector of the  division of British Columbia, came in on Wednesday.  After examining the Nelson office he left for Ainsworth.  A. M. Esler, accompanied by A. H. Kelly and " Jim " Fox,  left by the Galena on Wednesday for Spokane Falls,  there to complete tho Dandy sale.  An experienced white laundry man is wanted at Nelson ;  akio half a da/.en good sober white cooks.  We have often wondered why it is that Ed Corning takes  ho much interest in gardening and other agricultural pursuits, and have found out that it is all because of a desire  on his part to prove the theories of his partner correct.  Tom Ward, his partner, is a graduate of the Guelph, Ontario, agricultural college, and knows all about theoretical  farming. Before Ed gets through he will know all about  it practically.  "Billy" Perdue and "Mickie' Horrigan left today for  Kettle river to bring in beef cattle. Last week a few head  vyere brought in from the valley of the Kootenay.  This week John Lodge made a trip to Hall creek. He reports snow still on the ground, and that the trail is a  pretty hard one to get supplies over.  R. E. Lemon, one of the lake country's merchant princes,  is reported on his way down from the " wholesale center"  on a barge-gondola. He left Nelson last fall on the hurricane deck of a cayuse.  Prospectors and mine owners, make a note of G. E. R.  Ellis's "ad" on this page.  On her trip this week the Galena brought a carload of  flour, builders'material etc.; but no whisky.  If the men who employ labor in this country would only  summon up courage to occasionally bring-in enough money  to pay off their men, there would be fewer "time-checks"  floating round.  It is reported that E. S. Topping of Trail Creek is wearing  diamonds���������the result of his selling $12,000 worth of Trail  Creek town lots.  W. J. WILSON.  W.   PERDUE.  Wilson & Perdue,  c PROPRIETORS  OF  .AT.  KELSON AJTO AltfSWQBTH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  CORRAL AMD STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming-.  will   __:____:_]   COWTI^ACTS  with merchants for hauling- freight to or  from depots and wharves.  glov  "Delicate questions. require   to   be   handled   with kid  .'es,   is an old saying.   While scrubbing floors is not  inn f/\      *-���������*-��������� T-������-2 ������. ^._     A  ������  NELSON OEFICE  AND  MARKET,  II EAST BAKER P  The steamer Idaho has changed owners, the Frys selling  her to McLean, Flagcr & McKay for .$1150. The new  owners will use her for towing logs from Crawford bay to  the Pilot Bay sawmill.  John Sucksmith came over from the Pilot Bay sawmill  this week. He report; about 000,000 feet of lumber at the  mill and 200,000 feet of logs in the mill pond. It is reported  the company owning tho mill will put in a yard at Nelson  and one at Ainsworth.  Two " hobos" showed up on the streets of Nelson this  week, and for a time fared as well at our best hotels as  men who make their living by honest toil. These gentry  should be given the run, and the sooner the better.  Personals: John Wallace, the discoverer of the Rover  Creek district, returned to Nelson this week, and wili put  in the season prospecting the country beween Toad moun-  The Ly (ton is expected to arrive at Sproat on May 1st.  Fresh eggs are a luxury in Nelson, and sell readily at 75  cents a dozen. There is a fortune in a hen ranch for some  enterprising man or woman who understands the business.  Swamped.  Today the Idaho brought 45,000 feet of lumber  from the sawmill at Pilot bay to " Bogustown."  At Seven-mile point the barge wasswampd; but  captain Thompson and engineer Campbell were  equal to the occasion, and Drought both barge  and lumber to their destination, the latter drawing 8 feet of water.  t__:t_  HOTEL ATO EESTA0RA1T.  Awaiting .Definite Instructions.  As soon as definite instructions are received  from Victoria, manager Bush by of the Davies-  Say ward Sawmill Company, will-start, yards at  Nelson and Ainsworth. The company is building two barges, with a capacity or 80,OCX) each,  and now has enough lumber at the mill to stock  two yards.       _____   Timber Limit*, on  t_e Larrfeaux.  Thomas Mc Vittie left Nelson this week to survey G. O. Buchanan's timber limits on the Lar-  deaux. He goes thence to East Kootenay, to  make surveys for colonel Baker.  EALS   AT  m*iW . I>A������.   A  Booms and Sleeping Accgl  ���������'. tns. V..<,  -     5 c53**.  B  "<W  iu'  NO.  13  EAST BA&L  ___   CT-   lEIDSOIISr  PROPRIETORS.  ^-ns for SO People  i  STREET.  or_ 3I_nT_d_l;_^  *Y .~^^ ounwij uii <* iiMiuii bnat win result in the nprnm  tion of a cottage on the corner of Blutf avenue aSd W-u'd  street by one of the fairest of Vancouver Isliml's f^n  daughters CH. D. Buiteel, the capitalistic cont 4tor of  ������u������ poison on Wednesday for Sronchousc, England. C. W. Busk returned to Balfour this week from  .England, where he spent the winter.   He was accompanied  Progressing.  Good progress is being made in driving piles  for the railway wharf.    The Miner would only  oe too glad to chronicle like good progress on  work on a city wharf.  GrEO. E. Ii. ELLIS, F. 0. S.  SV8BNING   ENGINEER   AMD   CHEfVUST,  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis," the "Iron Ores of  the World," etc.; expert in the "Bluebird  Mining Suit" (Butte City);  NELSON, R. C.  Will examine and report on, or superintend the development, of, mining properties in West Kootenay; advises on the treatment of ores, and furnishes specifications of mining, milling, and smelting1 plants.  ASSAY CBMRttSSS: Gold, silver, or lead, '$1.50 each.  Gold and silver, or lead and silver, $2. Copper, $2.50.  Silver and copper, p. Gold, silver, and lead, $3. Gold,  silver, and copper, $4 ; and so on.  mm  m  m


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