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 ifl^t*i0*Wtf*mitttoMmZ\  The Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest  in  America.  '''"��������� ���������:   :"  Tlie Ores are  Migh-4>ii'adc in 4������old,  Silver,  Copper,  a aid Lead.  NUMBER 91  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   APRIL   16,   1892.  $_ A YEAR  .STILL   IMPROVING.  THE   DANDY IS BECOMING   ONE  OF KOOTENAY S  GREATEST MINES.  Although the Dandy may not have the same  fabulous amount of mineral wealth conspicuous  to the naked eye thart is to be seen on its neighbor to the southeast, it has, nevertheless been at  ���������last developed to a stage that makes it a. matter  of absolute  certaintythat   it   will  become in  the  near  future  one of   the greatest  ore-producing  mines in  the  Kooienay Lake conmry.  Ever since the middle of January last when fthe  first faint streak of gray copper was struck" in  the  crosscut  to the   west  of the  main  tunnel,  every blow of the hammer has shown the property up better than   it   ever was  before.     The  character   of the ore  has   has   been   gradually  changing���������gradually becoming more and more'-'  similar to Silver King rock each week, thus giving color to the supposition that the two claims  would soon be blasting identical ore.    That this  theory was correct is at last proved by the fact  that peacock-copper is continuous in the face of  the soul h drift, dipping towards the Silver King.  The strike was made at a depth of 200 feet about  40 feet east of the old shaft���������indicating that the  vast  body  of high-grade  hornite on the Silver  King is continuous on the Dandy, but further  down.     The   ordinary   country   rock   through  which the drift has been run, assayed, 43 ounces  in silver and 7 per cent in copper.    A. M. Esler  ;who has employed the shift working there all  winter, was in Nelson this week, but was unable  to get up the hill on account of the snow.    He  ���������had* however, specimens frd/ki the face brought  cdown and left on Friday's t//ain more fully convinced than ever that the D^indy will be a great  miue.    Mr. Esler expects to  be back in Nelson  about the first;of next'month, to make arrangements  for  increasing  the  working  force,   and  says that just as soon as the mine is sufficiently  developed  a ."concentrator  will   be  running on  Griveout creek.  Kootenay Lake   Rock  i^  Easy to EBandle.  W. W. Sprague, the tenderfoot who sold the  Tenderfoot last year for $7500, brings good news  from ' Tacoma. He says that the Tacoma smelter has proved a great success, and that W. R.  Rust, the inanager, has expressed the opinion  that the Ore from the Kootenay lake country���������  being a, shipment from the Neosho and No. 1 in  Hot Springs district���������was among the best he  had ever handled. A mining exchange has been  established there, and specimens from this part  of the continent are solicited. The exchange is  located on A street in the neighborhood of the  Hotel Tacoma. Mr. Sprague says that a number of mining men with money are there waiting for the season to open, they being under the  impression that this section is under two feet of  snow. They will not believe there is no snow in  Nelson.   Uuarter Interest in  the Washington  ISonded.  William Lynch, one of the prospectors who  discovered the first mineral in the Slocan district, has given a working bond to a syndicate  of Spokane Falls monied men, represented by  S. K. Green, or) a sixth interest in the Don Juan  and a quarter interest in the far-famed Washington claim for 90 days. The price mentioned  in the bond is $1 and other valuable considerations���������the "other valuable considerations" being  Currently reported to be $20,000. W. E. Murray has sold a, fighting interest in the latter  claim to T. J. Jefferson of Spokane for $250.  A Sawmill for Slocan.  1   G. O. Buchanan's application for timber leases  at the head of Slocan lake has been granted, so  that the people of Eldorado may expect to be  building frame houses this summer. The timber  in question is as fine as any in the province���������a  rough estimate computing'9,000,000 feet in the  area of 1760 acres.    The Hill brothers are going  up from Nelson within the next few weeks to  look the country over and if the prospects are  sufficiently good they will make'arrangements  for the immediate erection of a sawmill .������������������with/a'  capacity of 20,000 feet per day on the limit in  question. By the time the steamer is plying on  the lake they will be cutting lumber and there  will be no difficulty in getting the lumber from  the mill to Carpenter creek, so that the pe<>ple  there will be able to build frame houses as  cheaply as they can log cabins.  ������������������'��������� '''ft-'- .-.���������'  ���������''".' -. :,.'���������'���������'  390-Ouiice Slocan BSock.  Every prospector who returns from the Slocan, country is enthusiasticQabout that section;  but it is not every one who  brings such ample  grounds for enthusiasm as R. J. Kirkwood did  this week. From his recently-located claim  about 4 miles below Carpenter creek and 2 miles  from the lake shore mr. Kirkwood has brought  down a chunk of rock which assays. 390 ounces  in silver and 58 per cent lead; the ledge being  traceable for many hundred feet. There is no  snow now on the first bench above the lake, and  very little at the forks of Carpenter and Seat on  creeks. Business is going on as briskly as ever  all along the water front. A restaurant has  been opened by Brown & Malloy at Eldorado,  and hotel accommodation will soon be ready to  offer the weary traveler. J. E. Belyea, who  came from Seattle to start a hotel, but finding  that business overdone, went prospecting on the  Slocan instead, has brought in some specimens  of rock from near mr. Kirk wood's claim which  assay over 300 ounces.  i&cveloning" the Lizzie C  Next to the Hall mine group of claims on Toad  mountain  there  is  no  property  in'the district  that presents a better showing  for the amount  of development  work that has  been done on it  than the   Umatilla, Lizzie C.  and Uncle Sam on  Mineral mountain, about two 'miles behind Nelson.    Tom Collins and his partners, have   been  working all winter driving a tunnel on the Lizzie "0. about 300 feet below  the old shaft.    The  tunnel which will be 2_0feet in length when completed  is now in 120 feet, and will tap the shaft  at a depth of 150 feet.    The rock in the face at  ���������-present  is  diabase   schist  heavily   mineralized  with iron and fine-grain galena.    The tunnel will  be finished in about 75 days,  and provided the  character of the gangue remains the same, it will  establish the group as a first-class concentrating  proposition.    The bottom-of-the shaft is in solid  mineral,   averaging  $42 per ton in silver,  lead  and gold.   3Vo Admission to  the Silver King.  John Macdonald, secretary for the Hall mine-  owners, has returned from Spokane Falls where  he met mr. Croasdaile. Alt hough the property  has not changed hands, there will yet be a considerable increase in the number of men employed in development work as soon as the  season opens. The rule of forbidding visitors to  inspect the property will be enforced as vigorously this year as last, and absolutely no outsider will be admitted to the mine.  Electric Light and Water Works  -SiISs Have rassed.  The days of coal oil in Nelson are fast drawing  to a close. The Nelson Electric Light Company's  bill passed in the provincial legislature last week.  And the work of fitting up the town with electric light apparatus will be commenced forthwith. The Consumers' Water Works Company's bill has also received the sanction of the  house.  __   Still They ���������ome.  His honor the  lieutenant-governor has been  pleased to make the following appointments:  To be notaries public���������Montague Stanley Davys,  Victoria, and William Nicholas Rolfe of Nelson,  for and within the West Kootenay electoral  district.  SIM B������LK    ���������OX VKl'A ftCIiN'ti.  THE TRANSFERS   FROM THE  STATES   HAVE   TOO  ���������MUCH  LEGAL  VERBIAGE.  As sales of Kootenay Lake country mining  claims have been effected all over the continent  during  the  past few   months, the government  agents at the various record offices have received  a quaint accumulation of bills of sale and transfers. They are mostly lengthy, ponderous documents with a great amount of useless legal verbiage: those from Washington being especially so.  For the information of those in Spokane and  other States towns in doubt as to what is necessary to transfer a mining interest on this side of  the line we print a. copy of the bill of sale form  generally used here:  BILL OF SALE  OF MINERAL CLAIM.  Known all men by these presents, that the under  signed  for and in consideration of the sum of  lawful moncy of Canada,  to in hand, paid by  at or immediately before the  execution of these presents, and receipt of which is hereby  acknowledged, do by these presents, bargain, sell, transfer,  and assign unto the said  heirs, executors, administrators,  and assigns forever in the  mineral claim situate  being now registered in  in the record ofhee at  the said  name  British Columbia.  As. witness   ; hand. , this  day of one thousand eight hundred and ninety  Witness:  Nothing further is necessary: the above form  conveys the same right, and title to the interest  transferred that, the original locator had. And,  as there is an extra charge for making .verbatim  copies of lengthy documents, it behooves the  purchasers in the States to be as concise as is  consistent with legal accuracy. Only one witness's signature is necessai-y; a seal is not essential ; and the absence of a certificate of a notary  public does not affect the validity of the deed.  The fee for recording a bill of sale is $2.50; that  for- procuring a certificate of assessment work,  (which must be to the value of $100) is $6. A  free miner's certificate, which must be antedated  to  or synchronal With the bill  of sale, costs $5  for one year.   The Marion  Brought no Freight.  The steamer Marion arrived at Sproat  from  Revelstoke on Friday evening with25passengers  but left all the freight behind for want of room.  The weal her up the Columbia is still quite white/y and the water in the river has not risen  perceptibly. It is not probable that the large  boat will make her first trip before the end of  the month. The Marion wili leave for Revelstoke  on Sunday night on arrival, of the train from  Nelson. Captain Troup, who is going to get the  Columbia in. trim for the first trip, will be among  the passengers.   BSiiilding; a Large Storeaf   ISaU'oni'.  The "Nelson business man" who has purchased  the general store business of C. W. Busk at Bal-  <_*  four is J. A. Ahuoure. Preparations are being-  made for the erection of. a. commodious building  in which the business will be carried on in future  under the name of the Balfour Trading Company. H. D. Beck, who has for some time past  acted as assistant in the post-office at Nelson left  here on Monday to superintend the erection of  the building and assist in the store when completed.    Boundary t'reck Claims Sold.  A  letter  from   Boundary   creek   states   that  messrs McRae and Murray have made a. strike  on the north fork of Kettle river of rich carbonate ore. Messrs. Kessler and Humphrey have  obtained some excellent-ore on Fishman creek,  in the same vicinity. The sale of the City of  Paris and the Lincoln mining claims in White's  camp at Boundary creek is reported as having  been consummated: San Francisco parties are  the purchasers.  &  _____  ������������"������������������������Pi��������� j "��������� j,--v*;~-^.'*-TT.'_m ,:i' i ��������� ���������-���������-������������������  ____���������:_,������*��������� ������-  ������������������   '���������"��������� ���������"���������*���������������  -.������������������.���������-.���������-'.���������,  TT  __ir"-i.  Ta!!  .���������i ���������: -*v  VI���������_V.."V./'i." ���������_  1 v.-.'.-.T-v  -j viS.M.*".pr.  icz7#r.  ���������.S  - " I'M  _."-J."'-, ���������������*'��������� i1=lV  . ^ r- ->*��������� V*  -iw- THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   Br 0.,  SATUEDAY,  APEIL 16,   1892.  iv.  11  II  f;' f  I'Py  ki  r' ?  . i  if I  ;'���������OKBETT    SAYS   HE   CAN    TMiMSM   JOHN    L.  James J. Corbett is expressing himself more  freely,  perhaps,  than   he has before about his  coming fight with ..John L. Sullivan.    He says:  "I know that the '.-majority of people think that  I will not be in it with Sullivan.    I have boxed  with him and'know that he has been the greatest man in the world.    He is awonderful man  yet, but then there-a re." other things to be taken  into consideration.    I  am six feet and half an  inch  in  height, and when I meet Sullivan. will  weigh 190 pounds.    I have been--acknowledged  the rnost clever heavy-weight in the world.   Sullivan weighs 225 pounds, is 5 feet KH iriches in  height, and has 25 pounds of fat on his body that  he cannot get rid of.    To sum up, I  am  taller  than he is. have a longer reach, am more Scientific and quicker.    He is a much harder hitter  than  I am,  and  that no one can  doubt.    The  question then is, can  I keep out of the reach of  his terrible blows long enough?   When Sullivan  met Paddy Ryan he only weighed LSS pounds,  and no one ever thought  that he would win the  battle, Qr that any living man could whip Ryan.  No one now thinks that Sullivan can be whipped.  People seem to think that he can go on with his  dissipation forever and not waste his strength,  and that there are. no strong young' men growing up.    I believe that I can whip Sullivan.    No  one but Sullivan can make me believeotherwise,  and lie will have to do so inside the ropes.    If I  did not believe that I could whip him, I would  never meet him under the conditions that I am.  I will return   to New York in June and  begin  training   in   Asbury  park  on   June  lOlh.     Jim  Daley and Billy Delaney will be my trainers."  Boiincr's''Ferry Land. Title  Disputed.  The following warning notice may be of interest to those contemplating investment in Bonner's Ferry real estate:  .���������-...-. -' ,.���������������������������'���������  NOTICE.  Cgeijr d'Alene, Idaho, April 12.���������All persons  are hereby ."warned, against purchasingto wn lot s ;  at Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, as 1 have this day  filed a protest in the Cceur d'Alene land office  against the application of one George A. Fry of  even date to make title to. said.townsite lhrough  Valentine scrip. The act of congress approved  April 5th, 1872, for the relief of Thomas B.'Valentine provides that Valentine scrip can only be  placed On unoccupied lands upon which there  are no improvements. There are upon the land  in question fully 100 settlers and thousands of  dollars' worth of improvements, hence the. attempt'of the said George A. Fry to make title  through Valentine scrip is a base fraud, and his  so-called deeds are not' worth the paper upon  which thev are written.       Samuel Allison.   -  The  Largest  Lihrary in   the  World,  The  largest  library in   the  world  is  that  at  Paris, which contains upward of 2,050,000 printed  books and 160,000, manuscripts.     Between  the  Imperial library at St. Petersburg and the  British museum there is not much difference.  In the British museum there are about 1,500,000  volumes. The Royal library of Munich has now  something over 900,000, but this includes many  pamphlets; the Royal library at Berlin contains  800,000 volumes, the library at Copenhagen 510,-  000; the library at Dresden 500,000. the University library at Goettingen, Germany, 600,000.  The -Royal librarv at Vienna has 400,000 volumes,  and the University library in the same city 370,-  000 volumes. At Buda-Pesth the University  library has 390,000 books, the corresponding  library at Cracow nearly the same number, and  at Prague 205,000.   They   Won't S_uploy  Union Men.  The   Miue  Owners'  Association of  the Cceur  d'Alenes  have had another meeting anent the  strike at present going on in that district. Almost all the mines were represented and it is  understood that they were unanimous in the  conclusions they arrived at. Those present at  the meeting were George B. McAulay, V. M.  Clement, and Frank Jenkins of Wardner; J. A.  Finch and A. M. Esier of Wallace; S. S. Glid-  den and Patsy Clark of Burke. The only questions fully determined was that the mines should  continue shut down until such time as the owners can run their mines the same as any other  business, without being dictated to by any man  JOHN DOTY ENGINE CO  OIK"   TOROlSrTO,   ONTABIO.  r JjID,  MA_TUFA0TUEEES OF ALL DESCEIPTI0NS OF MAEINE AND STATI0NAEY  British Columbia  Branch :   520 Cordova Street,  Vancouver  0. P. ST. JOHN,  ger.  Keep in  stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fitting's, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention. ���������=  HOISTING  ENGINES AND  SINKING  PUMPS FOR  EG  or organization. They say they ha ve made up  their -.minds, not to employ any man who is a  member of the Miners-Union until he severs his  connection with that organization, while they,  at all times, expect to pay the same rate of wages  for miners as is paid elsewhere. Under no conditions will they be forced again into paying  laborers the same wages as skilled miners.  One of the best points for investment in the Kootenay  Lake country.  n'order to obtain the full benefit of the coming season's  rise in values.  LOTS   AT   REASONABLE   PRICES  and on the best terms can be had of C. HAMBER, West  Baker street, Nelson, duly authorized Nelson agent for the  Kaslo-Kootenay Land Company, Limited.  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine  owners, miners, and prospectors  CITY  TO THE SLOGAN MINES,  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tributary to Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  DEALERS  IN <-���������  GENERAL   MERCHANDISE  AND   MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant, but 60 miles.  The EASIEST and QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY. Pack and saddle horses for the conveyance of parties and supplies wilt be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring.  McINTYRE,  PROPRIETOR OF THE  PIOUEBB  RAL and STABLE  Corner HJluil  ami: Ward Streets,  '       NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACE ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   C0NTEACT  TO  0AEEY PASSENGEES  and baggage to and from hotels ; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove and Cordwood for Sale.  W.  J.  WILSON.  W. PERDUE.  & PERDUE,  PROPRIETORS  OF  NELSON AND AINSW0ETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  <* landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  Kelson   Ofliec   and   Market,   11   East   Baker  Street.  Ainsworth   Market,   Sprague   Street.  NELSON  & Feed S  LJAM   WSLSO  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  -r"'������,,"_:'..c"  rvr* r.vir ���������-wo*, ur^r  ' **".���������'  .���������;'���������.-... A1  _**���������--  ������t  "���������ft .--:.,-'.yt _ "^Z^VTT^S^^S^Ff.- ?��������� <. ;���������������"���������...,_'��������� * V . v������������������   _-������������������ -SETTO!  Tl ��������� " ������������������ t_  tt*- ;���������.. ���������r.-vv* .������������������������������������������?������������������ n-m  'i....������������������."��������� ���������.'.   A';!'    _"..-' Is _s______s_______  ������*������������������_____:  THEvMINM:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  16,   1892.  Will open with a complete  stock of Euilder's, Shelf, and  Heavy Hardware, Iron,  Steel, Nails, Doors,  Windows, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.   Miner's Tools a specialty.   Full lines in every department.  Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts., Nelson.  E BTERS, Manager,  HOW    K!!I>YAK!>   ,K'II __i\0.' WORKS.  y'.M'qistpeople suppose that such stories as Rud-  yard Kipling's must depend a good deal-on" inspired moments; that the sort of man who could  write them is a meditative on-looker, watching  the play of life from some calm retreat.    What  are  the facts?    Rndyard  Kipling owes ''every-,  th i n g  to  wo i k.    Of co u rse   he h 9 s gen ins,  i ui -,  aginative power,. ohservatiQu;   but  they   have  been' trained and developed in the school of hard  wtfrk.    At 16 he bad written reams of tales and  verse.    It was at this mature epoch that he 'met  at dinner the proprietor of a. great Indian newspaper,  who was struck with  the old-fashioned  cocksureriess  of the boy.    He asked  him  if he  had written anything, and finally engaged him  at .$1500 per- annum  to go out to India as subeditor of its most influential paper.    Everyone  who knows anvthing knows that the life of a  sub-ecli.tor is.'much like that of a. toad under the  harrow.    Add to that the debilitating climate of  India;.and think of what the life of this youth  of 16 must have been.    He has given a glijnpse  of it in  the impressive opening of one of his  most powerful stories, "The Man Who Would  be King."    What chance there, most folk would  sAy, of producing stories?    But. it was in such  conditions that much of his best work was done.  He can toil terribly, as queen Elizabeth said of  Raleigh.    Last year-, when he was the lion   of  tbe. London drawing rooms, he suddenly disappeared.    He left no address; his own relatives  called  at  his chambers in  vain.    He had gone  into the heart of the "country with a man and a  type-writer.    There he worked steadily'for ten  hours a day till he had produced his last book.  Anareliists in  Spain.  Great excitement was caused last week by the  discoveiy of an anarchist plot to blow up the  chamber of deputies at Madrid.    The police had  received information that two foreign anarchists  were conspiring with Spanish anarchists to  blow up public buildings. This afternoon the  suspects, a Frenchman named Duval and a Portuguese named Feiriera, left their houses, each  carrying1 a. parcel wrapped in a newspaper.. The  police .watched them. At. the Cortes building  both placed themselves before the door leading  to the chamber of deputies. The police then decided to arrest them. They had conical bombs  inclosed in cast iron cases and each having a.  3-minute fuse. The bombs weighed 8 pounds  each. The prisoners, who had the appearance  of workmen, were conveyed to the ministry of  the interior and searchingly examined. It is  Supposed they ^re in close connection with the  French anarchists.   .  Smelter  BSunied  at  ESiitte.  '��������� A disastrous fire occurred at Butte, Montana,  on the 12ih, at. 2 o'clock in the morning, completely destroying the smelter of the Butte. &  Boston company. The loss is "estimated at a  quarter of a million; insurance,..$60,000. The  fjire was caused by intense heat f rorn the furnace,  which was being skimmed. A wall 10 feet a way  was ignited and in a very short time the tire  spread beyond control. The building was well  equipped with hose, but by the falling of a brick  wall one end of the mammoth-structure of the  water main.', was, burst. The heat was very intense and drove men back 50 feet. Efforts were  immediately directed  to saving the silver mill  and concentrator on either side. These were  successful. The building was 4CKX) feet I()ng and  had 21 huge furnace stacks, with a capacity of  500 tons of ore per day. Within 15 minutes  after the start the stacks were standing alone,  each over 100 feet high, amidst a seething sea ofe  fire. This was one of the largest copper smelting plants in the state. Eight O'Hara furnaces,  6 Brueckners and 4 reverberatory blast furnaces  were totally destroyed. Five hundred nien  .���������were-thrown out of employment.  Famous ���������01111 try Boys.  Nearly three-fourths of the men of the United  States who have become I'm mous were the sons  of farmers and spent a portion of their lives on  a farm. For example, Lincoln, Grants Garfield,  'Hamilton,'Greeley, Tilden, Cleveland, Harrison,  Hayes, Blaine, and many others almost equally  conspicuous in current events or living memory.  W. H. Vanderbilt was born in a small New  Jersey town. Russell Sage was born in a New-  York village. Jay Gould spent his early years  on his.father's farm in New: York state. Whit-  tier and Hdwells spent their youth in villages,  the former spending his time between farm employment and his studies.  ~?7 davies &~ca  AUCTIOITEERS.  rs ���������_  ____^������S_yl#-^ ���������  THE  TOWN   OF  Under instructions from the chief commissioner of lands  and works, on behalf of the province of British  Columbia, we will sell by public auction,  at 11 A. M., at the town of Nelson, Kootenay district, on  Wednesday, April 27th  Particulars, with maps, will be issued on the 15th instant.  Terms of sale: One-third cash, one-third six months, one-  third twelve months, with interest on deferred payments  at the rate of six per cent per annum,, Crown grants $5  each. JOSHUA DAVIES, auctioneer.  ������; F. Teetzel  Co.  DEALERS  IN  CHEMICALS.  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  .'WHOIESALE     IHLVLBilKS     S\     ���������_<;._���������������.      KA__IONB>  SEWING    MAUIBIINS^S . IiV   STOCK.  Gor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  LANDSCAPE  PHOTOGRAPHERS.  Views of all the best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the Kootenay district.   Also, always  on hand a stock of  MIEE0ES, PI0TITEE  MOLDINGS,  STEEL EN-  GEAVINGS, ETCHINGS, AND PH0T0-  GEAVUEES,  wb������:st E������,_i_a:__ stickkt,.  .NELSON,   IS. ���������.  GILKER & WELLS'!  BNtstfoflice  Store,   Nelson,   \\.  ���������.  AND GENTS' PUENISHING GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL  LINES OK  PATENT   MEDICINES  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS    AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  STCXV"_������1 s7~  The Cheapest Place to Buy Stoves, Tinware, etc.,  and to go for any kind of copper, tin,  and sheet-iron work is  W. KIRKUPS, Houston-Ink Block,  _T__I_S03Sr^  _3. C- <.lt-j rb\txii":/iratr������as&lf{s.!.<gTi!  THE  MI___:    NELSON, fi.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  16,  1892.  If  I   _���������  ln\  if  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'a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  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  thanp12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices i-'ree 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.  Address all Letters:  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  editos&ial  ���������b__auks.  Accord in g to the latest ad vices from Victoria,  t.he Mi heial Law Amend men t Act has already  passed   its   second   reading;   and   there   is   no  doubt but that it will become law in due course.  Among its clauses is the provision that a prps-  ���������   pector cannot   locate a second claim before the  assessment 'work' has been completed on bis first.  And it is a welcome change, which, although it  may   have a very appreciable effect   upon   the  revenue of the various record offices,  will,  no  doubt*   in   the course of time,   exercise  a  very  beneficial influence on  the development of the  country.    It Will  restrict, although it is* impossible to prevent, that indiscriminate location and  recording of  worthless  tracks of  non-mineralized lands, picturesque stretches of barren rocks,,  and glistening sheets of unbroken snow, known  colloquially  as   "wild-cats" and  "snow-claims,"  with  which the prospector has,  by selling his  .  right, title, and interest to "tenderfeet," "suckers," and "speculators," been able to do himself  about one-tenth as much  good as he has  lieen  able to do the country at large harm.    There is  nothing, perhaps, that does a section as much  real and lasting harm as the continued perpetration of those  businesslike frauds known as the  "placing" of wild-cat claims.    The sales of these  claims provide -whisky-money."for the prospector��������� they  provide ten   times  as   much   lasting  damnation to the prospects of the country.    For  every man who is seduced into squandering his  capital  in  wild-cat claims  there  are ten   who  hear about it; and for every time that a capitalist is thus bitten, he is ten times shy.    And  thus the entire section is indirectly the sufferer  for frauds that do but a very limited proportion  of the community a very limited good.   By compelling the prospector to perform the necessary  annual assessment work on each claim before he  is allowed to locate a second, the business of locating dozens-of tracts.of worthless ground and  then   loafing around saloons until the unwary  sucker happens to stroll along, will be almost entirely  done  away   with���������for. the  men who are  most expert in this traffic are invariably those  who have no intention of doing either development  or  assessment  work,  and   who  have   no  money to spend on such even if they had the intention.    Under the old act, it was a fair speculation for the guileful prospector to locate a claim  and, on an expenditure of $2.50, have the possibility of   making  a  few hundreds: but,  when,  under the new  act, it becomes necessary to expend   $108.50   for   each  successive   chance,   the  speculation   is not quite so good.    And, so, as a  natural consequence,  the  number of the wildcats located will   be considerably less and the  amount of good  done the country will be considerably   more.    For, for every   dollar that is  expended  on   bona  fide  development  work on  claims which have even a semblance of mineral  on them, the whole country is so much improved;  but. for every ten wild-cat sales there is not one  man who is benefited but the prospector who  pockets the cash. And of the many complaints  that will undoubtedly greet the amendment, it  will be those whose pockets are most materially  affected who will growl the most. But, considering the vast improvement that has been  effected, legitimate mining '.-men can afford to  allow the wild-cat prospectors to indulge in  their cacoethes carpendi.  A bureau of press clippings in London has received the royal "command" to furnish, twenty;  distinct sets of newspaper cuttings from every  periodical in the world, so far as obtainable, referring to the death of Prince Albert Victor.  The sets are to be pasted each in a seperate  album. The section devoted to American clippings should make a very edifying collection, if  the bureau is faithful in obeying the command.  G  Erastus Wiman, in an essav on "How to Be-  come Rich" says: "Thrift can come only by  " cultivation. Hence it is a man's best plan to  "cultivate thrift by periodicity in saving. Fit-;,  "ful saving may do for a man who has a ten-  " dency for thrift, but for the average of  " humanity a trained and determined course of  " action is necessary. The discipline of regular-'  " ity is just as essential in saving as it is in other  " exercise of the body or mind. Henceperiodicity  " in saving is the way to get an exercise in that  " virtue of virtues, whereby a young man may  "for all time call his soul his own. Whether  " by regular deposits in a savings bank, or by  " life insurance on the endowment plan, or by  "joining building associations, it is desirable for  " every young man to have fixed obligations to  "meet in the way of saving.'  ?5"  The fate of the petition for the Nelson & Fort  Sheppard   Railway   charter  in   the  Dominion  house is as yet unknown, but it is intimated t hat  the Canadian Pacific Railway have withdrawn  their opposition.    For this the coast papers in  terms of eulogy and gratitude fall down and worship the Juggernaut that is slowly crushing Can-  ada.'s energy and enterprise to powder.    Instead  of rising en masse and paralyzing the force that  promises soon to become Canada's god, they fall  down groveling in the dust at the feet of a corrupt crowd of boodling railroad minions and an  unprincipled horde of slavering political charlatans, beseeching, asfavors, concessions they could  justly demand as rights.    It is bad enough for  the people of Kootenay to have to ask the Dominion parliament at all in the casein point: but to  ask them to bow down and worship t he Canadian  Pacific Railway for their action in the matter,  would be adding a gross insult to an undeserved  injury.    The majority of the speeches which the provincial secretary has been delivering in the provincial parliament during the session just drawing to a close, are very discouraging to even his  most ardent admirers. They give very strong  indications that the crest of the wave of "Honest  John's" political fame has reached its highest  point, and that he may soon find himself faced  by the alternative of either retiring with honor  from the field of politics or sinking from the  leadership of the province to be lost in the vast  sea of political mediocrity.  The position of the choice for a successor to  Hugh Nelson as lieutenant-governor of the province appears to lie between John Robson and  John Andrew Mara. It is a pity the billet cannot accommodate two���������for they could both be  well spared from their present positions.  ������ard:   At end of Flume.  Mill:   Two Miles South of Nelson.  Manufacture  ���������The'- ini 11. has'' a capacity of 20,000 feet a day..  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. _T. KOLPEy Secretary,  OffiopiJ Tolson block,  umces\End of Flum  Telephone 2.  e.  TIE���������IE  ootenay  WILL BE EEM0VED AND EEBUILT  at  during the summer of 1892. New and improved machinery  will be put in. A drive of choice logs, consisting of white  pine, white spruce, clear cedar, etc., will be brought down  from the Lardeau. The mill will be run at its presentsite  until the new establishment is ready. An abundant stock  of rough and dressed lumber, shingles, etc, now on hand.  All orders promptly filled. Prices and terms will be adjusted to meet any competition.  March loth, 1892. ������.  ������. . IUICHANAN.  The Davies-Sayward  awmill Company  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF  EVERY DESCRIPTION.  _PIE?,IO_: LIST  (DELIVERED AT NELSON,   AINSWORTH,   OR   BALFOUR).  hkessimi.  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M  $32 00  No. 2         "        6 inch,      "  27 00  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       "  32 00  No. 2        "       6 inch,        "  27 00  Rustic,                                 "        27 00  Select clear, DD,              "  40 00  No. 1 common, D,             "        25 00  "            "         DD,          "        27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot  10  No. 1 common, per M $20 00  No. 2        " "     15 00  Culls, "     12 00  Shingles, "           4 50  MOLDINGS.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot  .2_@10c  Mills at 1'Hot Bay, Kootenay Lake.  S. C. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  Be. i. PE3ERY, Agent at Nelson.  BKEIMLNKR <& WATSON, Agents at Ainsworth.   " ''  ���������*   .,.,.,,.     ,    ...  ..l>.,.IJ.IIUIII..._._l������M.!_M_.lJJ__ffl^^^  it_.__��������� __iiv_���������___ ���������.������____������-_?_>;__i__s���������x _________i______ut__i__,__^__ __l_-_____r____.^t _____S__r_s_____���������������_���������_..*___s____i_____c������i___ _br_*3������_____->i_  k B������m'������w__q������g_i_^__^iaS  THE   MINER:    _TELSO���������,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY.  APEIL  16.   1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner.    Notary Public  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. C0E_TEE BAKEE AND JOSEPHINE STEEETS, NELSON. B. 0.  Telephone 2_.  Loans negotiated on (, Nelson property. Collections'^^ drawn up.  Town lots,  lands,   and mining claims handled on  commission.  A    SAW" TO   CUT    NICKEL   AKUOR .-PLATES.  Carnegie, Phipps & Co. are about to add to  the finishing plant of the armor .department of  their Homestead mill, says a Pittsburg dispatch  to the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, a gigantic tool  which  will  greatly  expediate   the  delivery  of  armor-plates for the new warships.    It is a steel  saw weighing 110 tons  that will cut a nickel-  steel  armor   plate as an   ordinary saw   walks  through a plank.    These armor-plates range in  weight from 8 to 38 tons, ancl,reach alengthof  20 feet and a thickness of 20 inches.    The armor  of a modern war vessel cannot be put on like a  sock, all in one piece.    It is built on the frame of  the  ship, rather like  the scales of a fish.    In  finishing the plates ready for fitting they have  to   be  beveled  along   the   edge  where   they  lit  together.    This has been  done heretofore with  planing machines, which slowly and laboriously,"',  a shaving at a time, Cut them down  to the desired shape.    This saw has a blade: 7 feet 6 inches  in diameter, geared from  above and revolving  horizontally.    The armor plate is placed on the  tilting table, adjustable to any angle, and  presented to the edge of t he saw endwise.    The forward motion of the carrying table thrusts the  plate steadily against  the flying teet h, and  an  angular slab of. cold nickel steel, weighing perhaps a dozen tons, is taken off like the slab, off* a  pine log.    It will be used also for cutting plates  into any desired dimension.    With the revival  of naval construction   the problem of providing  heavy.armor rapidly has vexed the soul of more  than one secretary of the navy, and challenged  the enterprise of American manufacturers.  This  is the latest contribution to its solution by Carnegie, Phipps & Co., and comes opportunely at  the. time when chairman  Herbert of the navv  appropriations   committee    is   urging    against  authorizing the construction of any additional  battleships,  because there has  been  a delay in  furnishing armor  plate.    This saw will   be the  first  of its kind used in  this country.    It is an  improvement on a similar tool used in the. Krupp  cannon works at Essen.    It cost about $85,000,  and will be set up early next month.  The Seals   Will .Fast Disappear.  The catches of the sealers, so far, as nearly  as can be ascertained, are as follows : E. B. Marvin, 186; Sapphire,  none; Triumph,  none; May  Belle, 40; Viva, 208; Pioneer, 90; Maggie Mac,  131; Walter- E. Earle, 125; Ocean Belle, 128; W.  P. Say ward, 153; Sadie Turple, not spoken; Oscar, and Hattie, 30; Victoria, 28; Katherine, 30;  Aurora, none; Boreal is, not spoken; Annie E.  Paint, 152; Citvof San Diego, 96; C. H. Tupper,  309; Carlotla Cox, 431; Maud S., 187; Favorite,  not. spoken; Kate, not spoken; Beatrice, 1;  Ainoka, 15; C. D. Band, 51; Wanderer, none;  Minnie, none; Mary Ellen, none; Mischief, 1;  Mary Taylor, 134; Geneva, 271; Beatrice (Vancouver), 50; Belle (Vancouver), 24; Labrador, 50;  Sea Lion, 472; Carmolite, 180; Rosie Olsen, 1;  Teresa, 85; Minnie (No. 2), 30, and Anaconda  (American), 61.   Creede Still  Continues to !Soe_u.  The Creede camp boom continues in full swing,  attracting numbers not only from Colorado and  New Mexico, and other parts of the Rocky  mountain region, but also many from long distances. It is the first important mining district  to which a railroad has been run at the very out  set of its career, which accounts -for the rapidity  with which it has been filling up, and also for  the peculiar character of the incomers. Of these  only a small proportion seem to be experienced  miners, though there are enough to make a fair  sprinkling among the prospectors'who are busy  far and near, in spite of the unsettled weather.  A few go to Creede to mine, some to prospect,  some to start in business, many more to speculate in town lots and someont of sheer curiosity.  The men employed in the working mines are  comparatively few. There is a constant exodus  of disappointed ones from the camp which, however, does not yet offset the inrush. Probably  many men are waiting for warm weather before  going in.  Governor of the  Bank of England.  David Powell, deputy governor of the Bank of  England, has been elected governor in place of  William Lidderdale.  TIME   CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Co. Ld.  Are now Emming their Steamers on Kootenay  Lake and Columbia Elver as follows:  The fast and elegant STEAMER NELSON will  leave Nelson at 4 A. M. on Monday and Thursday for Bonner's Ferry, calling- at Ainsworth and Pilot Bay, arriving  at Bonner's Ferry the same evening". Returning, leaves  Bonner's Ferry at 4 A. M. on Tuesdays and Fridays, calling  at way ports and reaches Nelson the same evening.  FOR KASLO CITY and way ports leaves Nelson at 8 A.  M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, returning the same day.  COLUMBIA   ItiVEIC    ROUTE:  The fast STEAMER LYTTON leaves Robson Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, promptly upon the arrival of  the C. & K. train from Nelson, making close connection  with Spokane Falls & Northern trains at Little Dalles for  Spokane and points south.        J. W. TROUP, Manager.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson  ami   Kevclsloke,  carry full lines of all  kinds  of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.    Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  t\o. 4 filoiisdon & Bilk BSuil4li_������-, .Bosepliine Street.  E. C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  BST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731, Vancouver, B. C.   Terms cash.  BAIK OF MONTREAL  CAB'ITAL (all paid iij>>, $13,000,000  risst,    '...    .     .     .       0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH   Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,   E. S. CLOUSTON,....'     .President   Vice-President  ...General Manager  NELSON BEA_TCH, 13 EAST BAKEE STEEET.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  B_3r and sellsterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers'credits, available in any  part of the world ;  Drafts issued;; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  BANK OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  .$;$, 000,000  1,100,000  CAPITAL (j>ai<! up), ������000,000  (With power to increase.)  BSESEKVE FUKI),   ������220,000      .  _3_^__3_TO___C3S =  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWi stminstcr, B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 'GO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches ;  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba-; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  ozED:E_:i_r foe btjsiitess.  This bank is now opeii for business.    Temporary office in  J. Fred Hume's store, East. Vernon street.  SAVINGS  _3___p______,__:_cin_T_,_  Interest at the rate of 1 percent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits.  ENAY  POSIT CO.  PIONEER FINANCIAL HOUSE OF NELSON.  Transacts a general financial business.  Interest allowed on deposits at best rates.  Money to loan on business paper and against securities.  ������b<:_i_i_._l aukncy  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  m  '���������_  '������������������ 1  I  lesr?^^ -r^.������_*W>���������iS_,  ������������������nMr ���������>'������__������. iy. t.v'J'r'.1 ���������  THE   MDTEfi:    I^ELSOK,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  16,   1892.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice =is hereby given that GO days after date we intend  to apply, to the-chief commissioner of lands and works for  .permission to. purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Coniniencing at  a post marked.Charles E. Taylor and and R. F. Perry's N.  E. corner post, about 1 wo and one-half miles cast of the  town of .Nelson, on the south bank of Kootenay river,  thence south 20 chains, thence west SO chains, thence north  20 chains to the sou th bank of Kootenay river, thence east  following the sinuosities of the shore line of Kootenay  river to the place of commencement;: containing IGO acres  more or less. .CHARLES E. TAYLOR,  Nelson, February 21th, 1892.  'It,. F. PERK  _.Y.  Notice is hereby given that GO days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post on Queen's Bay marked Arthur E. Hodgin's S. E.  corner, thence running-'west 10 chains, theiice north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, more or,less to the lake shore,  thence following the shore in a southerly direction to the  point of commencement; containing 1G0 acres more or Jess.  ARTHUR E. HODGINS.  Nelson, December loth, 1S91.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to .'apply5 to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a  post marked Charles A.������ Sloan, gind 'Henry P. Jackson's  northwest post, on the south shore of the west arm of  Kootenay lake opposite the southwest stake of the town  of Balfour, thence running south 40 chains, along the east- ,  ern boundary of the Columbia & Kootenay Railway Company's block 12, thence east 80 chains, thence north 4.0  chains, thence west following the meanderings of the outlet to point of commencement; containing 320 acres more  or less. ^ CHARLES A. SLOAN,  HENRY P. JACKSON.  Balfour, B. C, 19th February, 1892.  Notice is hcrcb3r given that GO days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described0 tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked B., H. Lee's S. W. corner post, about high  water mark on north, bank of Kootenay river, about G miles-  east of the town of Nelson, thence north SO chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south to the bank of Kootenay river,  thence following the meanderings of Kootenay river to the  initial post; containing 450 acres more or less.  BENJAMIN HENRY LEE.  Nelson, February 20th. 1892. .  Notice is hereby given that 60 days -"after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a postniarked W. N. Rolfe's S. E. corner post, on the Kootenay river nearly opposite the town of Nelson, thence north  20 chains, thence west SO chains, thence south 20 chains  more or less to the shore of the river, thence easterly along  the shore of said river to the point of commencement; con  taining 160 acres more or less.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1S92.  W. N. ROLFE.  Notice is hereby given that GO days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked T. Lee Peters'sN. E. corner post, planted on  the south side of;Kooteuay river, at the outlet, thence south  40 chains thence west 40 chains to the east line of the Columbia & Kootenay railway block, thence north 40 chains  to the river, thence following the shore of said river easterly to the point of commencement; containing 1G0 acres  more or less.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  T. LEE PETERS.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. D. Townlcy's northeast corner, planted  on the south shore of the Kootenay river about 500 feet east  of the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway where  same crosses the Kootenay rapids, t hence 20 chains south,  thence 80 chains west, thence 20 chains north, to the shore  of the Kootenay river, thence in an easterly direction following the shore of the Kootenay river to'the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting  right of way of railroad company in area claimed.  Nelson, February 10th, IS92. J. D. TOWNLEY.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. Hamilton's northeast, corner, planted 350  feet above the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway  where the same crosses the Kootenay rapids, on the north  side of the river, thence west 20 chains,, thence south 80  chains, thence east 20 chains, thence following tho shore of  the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing IGO acres more or less, excepting right of way of  railroad company in area claimed. J.  HAMILTON.  Nelson, February 19th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked F. G. Christie's southeast corner, or. the  north bank of Kootenay lake, nearly opposite the mouth  of Cottonwood Smith creek, thence-north 20 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence east SO  chains folio wing shore of Kootenay lake to initial slake;  containing 160 acres more or less. F. G. CHRlS'l IM  Revelstoke, B. C, February 19th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that GO days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake planted about half a mile east of Forty-nine creek,  on south side of Kootenay river, marked "Neil McLean's  -������������������northeast corner," running thence 20 chains south, thence  SO chains west, thence 20 chains north, thence east (following the banks of the river) to initial stake; containing 160  acres more or less. ��������� ������'    NEIL McLEAN.  Dated, February 20th, 1892. ;   M. C. MONAGHAN.  APPUCATSbSM   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is herebj^ given that W. M. Wallace, as agent for  the Neosho Mining Company (Foreign), has filed' the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in  favor of the mineral claim known as the "Neosho," situate  in Ainswortli������������������mining'.-division.,of West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within GO days from date of publication.  N. F1TZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.    '  Nelson, B.C., March ,10th, 1892.    .  NOTICE   OF   D5SSOLUTION.  Notice is-hereby given that the partnership heretofore  existing between us, the undersigned, as Lindsay & Aldous  in the town of Nelson, has this day been dissolved by  ���������mutual consent. All debts owing the said partnership are  to be paid to G. ���������&,.N. Aldous at Nelson, and all claims  against the said partnership are to be presented to the ������_id-:  G. & N. Aldous, by whom the same will be settled.  Nelson, March 12th, 1892. G. M. LINDSAY,  Witness: " N. W. ALDOUS,  James Neeland. GEORGE W. ALDOUS.  DISSOLOTBOM OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, pdoing business at Nelson, British Columbia, /  under the firm, name of Madden Brothers^ is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due the firm are payable to Thomas Madden, who; will pay all debts owing by  the firm. ,      . '".  Dated at Nelson, British Columbia, February 26th, 1892.  Witness: HUGH MADDEN,  John Houston. THOMAS MADDEN.  .���������APPLICATION,   FOR   TIMBER .LEASE.   .  Notice is hereby given that 30 days afrer date I intend to  apply for a. special license to cut timber on the following  .described tract of land, Commencing at a post on the  south shore of the west arm of Kootenay lake, opposite  the Balfour house, thence south 60 chains, thence east 100  chains.moreor less to the shore of Kootenay lake,'thence  northerly and westerly.along, the shore line of the lake and  west arm to the point of commencement;'-containing'G00'"  acres more or less. '-, f EDlRAUCH.  Balfour, Aptil,2nd, 1892.  notice. ���������" '���������.-  The business agreement heretofore existingbet ween Hunt  & Dover and Robert Strathern, as jewelers, is no longer in  effect, the undersigned alone being responsible for debts  contracted and to whom all accounts must be paid.  , HUNT & DOVER.  Nelson, B.C, March Sth, 1892.  __  _������  J_T / !.   -14_<5  ���������g^S_2���������3__5=5_^__S'si'  Notice is herebjr gi ven that assessed and provincial revenue taxes, for 1892, are now due and payable at my office,  Nelson. ��������� T. H. GIFFIN,   .  Nelson, February 13th, 1S92.        Assessor and collector.  STOBSISDS    OF    LOXU-lLOST   __J_ES   O ' AICEZO.VA.  The legends of lost mines of fabulous wealth  in  Pima county are almost numberless, and, it  might be truthfully added, generally mythical.  The old-timers can tell of them by the hour, .and  a few have been shown glittering evidences in  confirmation of the wonderful tales reluctantly  recited-with superstitious dread of   the consequences of their perfidy by almost superannuated Indians and Mexicans.    That the precious  metals   were  mined on a gigantic scale in  the  dim past the many remaining evidences already  discovered fully verify, yet the investigation of  those that chance has revealed has seldom proved  financially successful. Old arastras. covered with  the. decay of centuries, and crude smelting furnaces that have almost returned to the. dust destiny of all  matter, speak of industries once in  active operation  that history, and even aboriginal tradition fails to mention.   Some of the traditions told sound like.fairy tales, and one, however skeptical, cannot but become deeply interested in their recital.    As a sampleof the highly  plausible, well-authenticated, and extremely seductive   narratives,  one   related   by   Charles O.  Brown, an old-time prospector in San Francisco,  may  be  received   with   interest.    "Speaking of  old   times,"   said  mi-.  Brown,   "I have  spent, a  great   deal  of time  and  money  in  hunting   up  clues, and one of them was actually-found, and  1 can go to it any time.    Out in the Silver Belt  country I can take you to a mountain so full of  tunnels and  shafts  that, if they  were in good  and safe condition, you could travel through all  day long and not reach the end.    A number of  old-timers have visited it, and, judging from the  vast  work  done  there  so  long ago, they concluded  that a great mine of some kind had atone  time  existed there, which had likely been  worked out.    Many times has it   been located,  and, though its walls, roof, and floor were care  fully scanned  and  sampled,   the  result,   while  showing  some  gold,   was  discouraging,   assays  showing froin a tra.ee up tovseveral dollars per  ton.    Many years ago.I talked with an old Pa-  pago Indian, with whom I was on very friendly  terms, having of ten extended him little favors,  about:the gold and silver mines.    In a burst of  confidence he told me that a great many years  ago,-when he was a very small boy, the Indians  at San  Xavier del Bac made weekly trips to a  very Vieh gold mine.    On Saturday night they  returned   with   the  product  of their toil.    The.  priest in charge of the mission kept a small table  in front of the altar, covered wit ha 'white cloth, ������  'upon which the pious toilers placed their metallic  offerings to the church.    This  table was often  covered, with golden  nuggets,   varying  in   size  from a pea to one's fist, and it was a rich sight.  After the usual service the priest would descend,  and as he picked up each' precious piece he would  procla im t he iia i rieof th e donor, and afterward  would Call them  forward to receive the special  blessing of heaven.    On the following Mondav  they   would  again  take   up  their  march   in   a  northwesterly direction for the mines, and for a  very long titue this was repeated, initil the priests  were   driven  out  of   the   country,   when   they  aban d on eel 'mi n i n g en tirel y.    The old-1 n dia n ha d  at one time gone with; the miners, who followed  a well beaten-trail toward the Silver Belt country  and he saw t hem take out the gold.    He agreed  to show me the place, and out of curiosity I sent  a man wilh him one '"da v.    Thev went out to the  .������������������������������������-. * * ^^^  old mine I have spoken of in the Silvei* Belt country,  and when they reached a certain gulch the  Indian pointed to  (he top of the mountain and  said he would find a. shaft: there,  covered with  cat-cla w bushes, out of which the most gold was  taken.    The man found everything just as the  old  Indian had told, him,; but long disuse   had  filled  up t he shaft until it was nearly full.    On  returning the old Indian   could   not   be  found.  He had gone and was not met for several days,  lie then said he dare not show the mine to the  White people! and protested that he did not show  it for fear the Great Spirit  would take his life.  He said the white man,;had found if, but he did  not show it.    I visited the mine afterward, but  the  work   necessary   to clean out the shaft was  too great and too expensive to undertake, and it  has   never   been  touched.    The formation   is   a  singula!- one, and samples of the white rock sent  to California, were pronounced'an   exceedingly"  fine quality of kaolin, such as fine porcelain ware  is   made  of.    Through  it   were streaks of  iron  rust, and it is likely the gold was found in .them.  Whether  it   will ever  pay for  the  necessarily  expensive   exploration and prospecting is quite  doubtful, hut. there is gold to he found there."  .''���������...���������The latest Feat  in Surgery*  A French medical journal tells of a remark-  able surgical operation performed upon a certain  Joseph Moreau a soldier in the army of the north,  whose eyes, nose, teeth and jaw,   and,   indeed  his whole face,   was shot away by a shell in the  battle   of  Bapaume,   January,, 1871.    Although  he was left on the field for dead he managed to  stagger to a neighboring villiage, where he was  cared for by the doctors.    Later on one of the  -most distinguished surgeons of the day applied  to   the   head,   which was  left,   almost   without  human   semblance,   a   wax   mask   so   cleverly  adapted to the healthy portion of the skin as to  appear quite continuous with it   This mask,  as  the'-years    have    passed,    has   become   firmly  attached   to the head,   the  skin having   grown  around the edge's, and  permitted the unfortunate wearer to appear less an object of repulsion  to his fellow men.    Moreau has got quite used  to breathing through the false nostrils, and by  the help of an artificial jaw, worked by a portion  of the original bone,  he is able to eat comfortably and masticate the toughest kind of food.  His voice has regained its natural quality, and  the sense of smell has come back to him with  even more than natural acuteness.    Of course he  sees nothing through the false eyes which look  out from his waxen features with a glassy stare,  but it is long  since he has acquired the peace of  mind with which blind men are so often blessed,  and   in all the canton of Banbredies, where he  lives, there is not a happier man or one more  fond of telling and listening to a good story than  he who is known as the "Man   With the Wax  Face."    He  lives   modestly on his pension and  adds   to   his   resources   by   the   sale  of  a little,  pamphlet   giving   a   scientific   account   of   his  wonderful cure.  _  S  r_.-.  ni���������-i���������cp ���������-;- v..ji, nrvrrft1^."?:;"- "='  t.  ^^_.iJ_-_r7^^iK~ ^r.r^^^^ THE  MDTEE:    NELSON,   B.   QM   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  16,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  '   Proprietor.  The Madden is OentraUjr Located,  with a frontage  cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T __3I __      TABL __  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  i -  THE BAR IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf, , .  '.'..'" NELSON,' 15. C. -'.���������'.  AXEL  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  THE  T  LE  are comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  T  ]   :B_A___R,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Baker Street,  Nelson.  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Oigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   ������_;   TKECJILLUS PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   B. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA .Proprietors  fiood TaMe; &ood Beds; IIyas-Clo.se Liquors.  HANSEN'S   NORTH    POLAR   TRIP.  Dr. Nansen arrived in England two weeks ago  and is now giving in the larger towns a series of  lectures, in which he is unfolding his plans for  his coming explorations in the Arctic regions.  His purpose is to attempt to reach the North  Pole by putting his steamer into the ice nor-th of  the New Siberian islands, where he believes a  current exists that will carry him to Ihe pole, or  to its neighborhood, and thence down the other  .side along the coast of east Greenland to open  water.    He intends to devote the proceeds of his  present series of lectures toward the exoehses of  his  expedition;    He has already received from  go vern men t and pri vate sources ii p ward of $T00,-  000, but he finds a larger sum is desirable.    It is  p'roba ble that the Royal Geographical ..-Society,  Of which dr. Nansen is a gold medallist, will contribute.    Dr. Nansen says in his lectures that he  expects to leave Europe early next year and to  go directly to the .-month of the Lena in Siberia.  He may take the Kara sea routed but it is more  likely that he will  go through the  Suez canal  and   enter   the   Arctic   ocean  through Bering  strait.    He expects his expedition w-ill be away  between three and four years, as his> progress  will necessarily be slow.    The vessel, which has  been especially constructed with a view to withstand ice pressure, is now nearly completed. Its  tonnage is about 250, and dr. Nansen is confident  that no amount of ice nipping will destroy it.  The little steamer will have ample accommodation for twelve men.    Provisions will be taken  for six years, and those supplies will be selected  which furnish the greatest nutriment with the  least bulk.    Probably the party will be able to  obtain seal and bear, and thus add fresh meat to  their resources.    Nansen does not intend to take  an ounce of alcoholic liquors to use as a beverage, and he also has objections to tobacco, which  may not be agreeable to all of his men.    The  engine will be utilized for the prod net idii of electric light, and when the steamer engine is not in  action the men t hemselves will take the place of  engine, thus producing welcome light amid the  Arctic darkness, while also taking the exercise  which  they  will  need  for the preservation  of  health.    Gas will be taken in storage cylinders  for the purpose of inflating a baloon which is to  be a part of the equipment.    Tents will betaken  for use in sledging expeditions, and boats, which  will be necessary in case the expedition has to  abandon the ship.    Dr. Nansen'sown confidence  and  his  businesslike way of discussing the details of his project have inspired many with the  belief that he can carry it out, and his  project  has been favorably regarded by some of the best  European Arctic experts.  Climatic EiFect of California's New Lake.  The famous Sal ton lake of .southern California,  which was reported drying up, has not decreased  to an area of less than 145 square miles since its  formation last year.    Early freshets in the Colorado and Gila rivers are causing the waters of  this lake to rise again, although reports to the  contrary have been freely circulated.    As a matter of fact, the climate? of the country near by  this lake has undergone a distinct change since  the waters appeared.    Fogs, unusually low temperature at Yuma, Walters, Banning, and elsewhere are traceable to the influence of the lake.  Cloud bursts at Banning in the dry season and  the exceptional coolness of the winter in Southern California are other indications which competent climatologists accept as proof that Salton  lake exerts a climatic influence.    Frosts in  December  injured   the  orange crop considerably.  Some say that 25 per cent of the fruit was lost.  No exact statements of the loss are obtainable.  .lack the Ripper Reported Caught.  The defence of Deeming, the murderer, now in  custody at Melbourne, is to be of an extraordinary  character.    It will in  substance be   that,  owing to pre-natal impression on his mother,  who happened to be frightened by the butchery  of a spaniel, he was born with an irresistible  mania for homicide, which he gratified at every  opportunity and with unnatural cunning. No  attempt will be made to deny he has been guilty  of any of the crimes attributed to him. the defence being solely on the plea of insanity, and  the greater the murders laid to his charge the  better satisfied the defence will be. There will be  no denial that he is 'Mack the Ripper," and that  he committed several, if not all of the crimes  laid to the charge of that mysterious assassiu.  The government will be asked to pay the expenses of Deeming's witnesses from England, as  his relations are very poor*. It is not expected  that anyone will be willing to contribute money  to aid in exonerating him. The cost of this to  the Victoria authorities will be very great, and  they are not pleased at the prospect. Deeming  appears to be losing mental and physical strength  and shows every sign of breaking down under*  the strain.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  FLEST-CLASS   IN   EVEEY   KESPEOT.  The International has a comfortably furnished r.parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS  NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMFLE-R00M IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE {JIOARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  B.  CRADDOCK  PROPRIETORS  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINERS   AND  MINING   MEN.  t  RATES   $1.50   AND   S2.50   A   DAY.  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NflSLSON,  85. <;.  ||  I  i  i  The   .Silver   King   is   in   it  for   the   Season   of  1S!>������.  The   Table   will   be   Unsurpassed.    4&uiet   and  Well-Lighted   ���������Iub   CCooms.  No Liquors and Oigars but the Best.  JOHNSON   &   SVSAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  NELSON.  Rates $3 and $4 a day. Hot and cold water; electric  bells; billiard and club rooms; baths. All appointments  first-class. E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.-;  __.  __i____n_si___________a  _____I_B_W_������  __!________B___5K__  _____3S______________S_________!S_I  ____B__i  _______&_������ 8  THE  ___J_B_iV    NELSON.   B.   0..   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  16,   1892.  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned G-oods, Hardware, Etq.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is Ml and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  ,   c      and compare Prices. -  ���������H  i I  i!!  Telephone 27,  SMALL    XIJWUETS    OF    NK'.VS.  Mr-. Scooley's resignation as constable for the  town of Nelson has been refused, -an. assurance  being at the same time given that his grievances  would be remedied. It will now be in order for  Napoleon Fitzstubbs to tender his resignation.  The report that John L. Retallack was to be  the mining recorder in the Slocan country is entirely unfounded. Mr. Retallack has not even  put in an application.  Gold commissioner Fitzst ubbs intends leaving  next week for Siocan lake t o make arrangements for the trail-cutting that is to be done  there right away.  All efforts have so far been unsuccessful in  searching for the bodies of mrs. Woods and miss  Edith ITolden. and but little hope is now.-.entertained that they will ever be found.  One of the terms of the pending sale of government property here is that all lots will be  sold subject to the improvements on them.  It is on the tapis that an excursion of representative men from Spokane will be run to Nelson next month if rates can be secured from the  transportation companies.  H. J. Scott, general manager for British Columbia for the Hamilton Powder company is  going to establish a branch office and e.-ect a  magazine at Nelson about the middle of next  month.  Nelson has already a full line of lawyers and  real estate agents; but there is still a dearth of  capitalists and condensed milk.  From present indications it is expected that  the Davies Say w a rd mill at Pilot bay .will  be compelled to shut down again this year on  'account of the rise of water in the lake.  Pergonals: H. A. Ashbie came in ibis week  from Victoria and proposes to open a real estate  office here. J. A. Form, a. lawyer from New  Westminster, is opening a legal office. George  T. Kane, accompanied by his bride, passed  through Nelson on Tuesdav on his way to  Ka-ilo. Joseph Graham from Victoria is now  fully initiated in the duties of assistant constable at Nelson. T. J. Davies, has returned to  hi.-;  home on  the 'Kootenay after spending the  7, 9, and 11 East ������ernon Street, IELS0N,B.C.  winter months in Victoria. A. L. Davenport  has -returned and is making preparations to commence the Poorman as soon as there is sufficient  water.  A  Nelson's society people had a dance at Lemon's  halfori Thursday evening. There were 17 couple  present. T.  The mineral act Amendment bill has passed  its second reading, and it is expected to pass the  third unchallenged.  Born at ..Nelson, on the morning of Friday the  15th instant,  to ihe wife of William Hodson, a  sou.  .'Westminster Abbey is,'Filled  BIp.  James Russell Lowell will not have a monument in Westminster abbey. Owing to the  scantiness of the unoccupied space in the abbey,  the rev. George Granville Bradley, dean of  Westminster, says that he reluctantly declines  to find room in the abbey for the proposed monr  nment, and has suggested instead a mo/iument  window in the Chapter house.  A. A. McKINNON, Proprietor.  ABNSWORTH.  Reopened for the season of 1892.   Refitted and refurnished  throughout.   Strictly first-class in all its appointments.  NOTARY PUBLIC. TOLSON'S BLOCK.  NELSON.  Office, Victoria, B. C.  Works, Nanaimo, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS OF  ___\T_D  WHOLESALE DEALERS IN  AFETY FUSE, DETONATORS,  ELE0TEI0 BLASTING APPABATUS.  Will open a branch office and magazine at Nelson on or  about May loth, 1892.  COTT  __<_r_H3_TT   FOE   B.   O-  _E7 JE3_ H i  __XT___0_3_C___nT   _3X______T.  BROWN & YATES,  PROPRIETORS.  The above house has been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.    The table is one of the  best in the the town.   The bar keeps the  finest brands of liquors and cigars.  Groceries,- Hardware, Boots/ Shoes,  Jlothing, and Gents' Furnishings,  liners' Supplies a Specialty.  WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT.���������Wines, Liquors, and Oigars. AGENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest _3_rated Water  Co.; Gooderham & Worts' Whisky.  _,___2J_ii_p__oisr_c  8_  ,#���������  t-^a__  f. Ill._   -_���������  B_ ������_. :  __:������._  w-m  KVcitt-v  ���������jis_S|

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