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The Miner 1892-04-23

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 s  A   /Cf  A  .S"  ���������-S  The Mines in  Kootenay arc Among  the Richest in  America.  The Ores arc  Hligh-Ciradc in 4;<������I<I,  Silver,   Copper,  and  Lead.  NUMBEE 95.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  AFEIL   23,   1892.  $4 A YEAE.  OUR PEOPLE ARE NOT BOOMERS.  If the people of this section had been boomers,  they would never have discouraged people from  coming here in the early spring; they would never  have qualified their statements as regards the  ^richness  arid  extent of  the   discoveries   made  last fall; they would never have denied any of  the senseless and exaggerated reports circulated  by ���������....unprincipled townsite owners; they  would  not have allowed their stocks of goods to run so  low i hat plug tobacco is not to be had for money  or   love. ������������������.'Instead,'.-they   would  have made unceasing efforts to induce people to come here in  mid-winter, only to have them go away disappointed.    While it   is  yet  too early to prospect  to advantage, the men  already on the ground  are   not idle, if reports coining in are  reliable.  Good  strikes are  reported on the east  side of  Kootenay lake to the south of Crawford's bay,  on the Kaslo-Slocan divide near Bear lake, aud  on the low-lying benches on the east side of Slocan  lake.   About  300  men are  camped  at   the  mouth of Carpenter creek, fully  half of whom  are? prospecting,  keeping well  in   the   wake of  thecsiow-disappearing snow. : AVnumher of men  have ventured up to the discoveries at the head  of Carpenter creek, some of whom had narrow  escapes  from   snow-slides.     Fine  specimens   of  ore   have   been   taken   from   the "Noble  Five"  claims,   and   preparations  are   being   made   to  begin to work on that group.  The boys have laid out a townsite at the mout h  of Carpenter creek and petitioned the goyerlament to make an official survey .at once. In  answer, inr. Gore, who is practicallyfhe head of  the lands and works department, states that a  surveyor has been oi dered to do the work and is  ' now on the wav in from Victoria. The "town"  has already nearly a hundred buildings completed and under way, and its residents claim  that Eldorado will be the liveliest mining camp  on the Pacific coast within a-month, after .the  snow disappears from the high peaks on the  divides.  A   number  of   prospectors  and   mining   men  from the outside arrived  at Nelson  during the  week, all of whom intend going in to the Slocan  country at an early date, among others Thomas  Lowthian and Frank Ernest, both from Denver.  Mr. Lowthian, while admitting that .-Colorado is  a great mining country, believes this section of  British Columbia will yet be a large producer of  silver.    It is his intention to do a little-prospecting   on   his  own  account.    Mr. Ernest,   who is  well-known at Ainsworth, will start in to prospect where he left off last summer when he went  on  that wild goose chase, to Vancouver'Island.  Gold commissioner Fitzstubbs left Nelson on  Tuesday to take a  look at the trail  up Slocan  river, which is reported to be in fairly good condition.    As soon as tools can be procured���������they  are now as scarce at  Nelson and  Ainsworth as  T. & B. tobacco���������the working  force under foreman Sanderson will be increased and the trail put  in first-class shape.    The residents of Eldorado  have   cut   a  trail   from    that   embryo   city   to  the forks of Carpenter creek, and declare they  will   build a   wagon   road,  if necessary,   rather  than   see  the  trade   diverted   to   the   "City   of  Wind" at the mouth of Kaslo creek.    The owners of the steamboat line  on  the   Columbia,  in  connection with  the Canadian  Pacific officials,  are pulling wires to have a trail built-up Nakusp  creek, to the end that the trade may go  north  to  Revelstoke; but   as the  railroad end of the  combine   is   notoriously   picayunish,   little   will  come  of it   except, the squandering of $1500 of  government money .and the advertising of the  railroad officials' townsite at the mouth of Nakusp creek.   A  Ranchman   With  3} ������oId  Nine. J  The only ranchman on ihe lake who has made  much of a showing is John Sandon, the veteran  prospector-. Mr. Sandon has 320 acres of fine  land about a mile back from the lake and 4  miles south of the mouth of Kaslo creek. He  has cleared several acres and taken out an irrigating ditch, and says that he would have  little difficulty in cultivating fully a fourth of  the tract. He has planted 7 acres in potatoes,  and put in all the garden seeds he could get  hold of at Ainsworth and Nelson. If the Kaslo  and Slocan mines prove good, mr. Sandon has a  goldhiine, for he is within easy reach of all the  camps in these districts���������-and the boys must  have vegetables.  RAELWAY    A.\������  'STEAMBOAT    NEWS.  ���������   If she was  not  captained  by one of the best  wheelsmen   on   the   Pacific  coast,   the   Lytton  would ere this be stranded on one of the numerous  rapids  on the   Columbia.    She  forced   the  Kootenay  rapids  tonight   and  started   up  the  river for Revelstoke.    Captain Gore did not expect to get farther than the big bar 6 miles below Revelstoke, where the down freight will  be  transbipped.    She is expected back  at Robs<������n  on Tuesday.    All the freight coining in by way  of Little Dalles is".promptly forwarded,  and is  landed   at Nelson  within 3 clays of its leaving  Spokane.   However', owing to the "hoggisbness"  of t he Coln'm..bia>'.& Kootenay people, little freight  ^i���������s���������heing���������'tor\val���������d'eil,Jhe;l���������at;e���������over;'tne''^.JVl'iles'<)f  that road  being more than over the  130 miles  of  the   Spokane   &   Northern.     Although  the  Ma lion   has  made   several   t rips  from    Revelstoke, she has refused air offers of freight, and  only brings down tenderfeet and returning pilgrims.    Qn the lake and river, the Galena, the  Nelson,  and  the  Spokane are   all   making an  effort to pay expenses, but the only one that  succeeds is the former, ������he getTing the cream  of  the  local "���������business;; between Nelson   and  points  on   the  lake.     Captain   Gray   of   the  Spokane  says there is little freight offering at Bonner's  Ferry, notwithstanding t he reports', to t he contra ry, .and he does not expect much   until the  GreatNort hern track is through from the east ���������  about 15 days hence.    The new boat for the Slocan  lake trade  will  be completed in -a month,  and   when   running,- the  trip"'from   Nelson   to  Carpenter creek   can   easily  be  made in  a day  and a half, .as the trail from  the railroad to the  lower-end of the lake will then  be in first-class  condition.  -Towns That Should Slave  E'ostofiiccs.  Now that assistant postoffice inspector Dor-  man is at Nelson, the necessity of postal facilities at Kaslo City and Eldorado should be explained to him, to the end that the postoffice  department at Ottawa can arrive at a, proper  understanding of the situation. The cost of a.  service, to Kaslo would be comparatively small,  as steamboats make regular trips there. Eldorado would require a special service, but as the  distance is not more than 45 miles from the railway, the cost of a onee-a-week mail would not  be more than $100 a month. These towns are  suppljr points of promising districts, and there  is no good reason why their people should belong without the mail facilities they are entitled to.        " _.   Supplementary   Estimates.  In the supplementary estimates are the following appropriations for West Kootenay district:  For constable at Nelson $375; school teacher and  incidental expenses of school at Nelson $580;  jail at Nelson $300; lock-up a! Ainsworth $200;  roads, trails, bridges, and wharves (including  $1500 for Nakusp trail) $4000; assaver at Nelson  $1500; plant for assay office at Nelson $2000;  wharf at Ainsworth $1500; fire department at  Revelstoke $250. West Kootenay has no just  cause for complaint for the way it has been dealt  with.  Placet*  Mining at the  Month of the I'enil  d'Orcillc.  A Chicago outfit has faith in the placer ground  near the mouth of the Pend d'Oreille river*, and  expects to have half a hundred men at work this  summer. Surveys have been made for-a flume  and actual operations will be commenced at  once. The ground is known to cany good pay,  and the only difficulty in wTorking will be the  requisite water supply.  .VtVlttATION    OX    TflflE    HOLl^IBBSA.  Although the Lytton has been running on the  lower -Columbia for over a month, the stage of  water on the  upper Columbia  will  not permit  the  running  of boats '.-south- from   Reyelstoke.  Yet the Kamloops organ of the steamboat company, in a recent   issue,  stated  that the  people  of theKootenav Lake countrv had no iusi cause  for raising such a howl because of being.closed  in   for  4  months  each   year.    This,   too,   when  that organ well knew that-hundreds of tons of  freight were accumulating at Revelstoke awaiting the opening of navigation.    No good reason  can be advanced to deprive any section of, Canada of transportation facilities, but  there are a  few narrow, selfish people in British Columbia,  who  being  in   the power of  the Canadian  Pacific and unable to help themselves are only too  willing to keep the people of this section  in a  like  condition.    These   people favor the bringing t o t he province <>f assisi ed humigrants from  Europe,  but would   build a stone-wall  to keep  out  their, enterp'risihgneighboi-s to the  south,  ���������one.' of whom   is  worth   more-''to  the  province  than     a    'hundred''.'of   the     European     tribe.  The   building    of   the   Nelson   &   Fort   Sheppard railway would put an end to navigation on  the'.. Columbia, for its building would  force the  Canadian Pacific to build a branch from itsinain  line to some point in  the Kootenay Lake country.    The building (>f the first-named road would  be the means of bringing th< >usands of Aiiiericans  to  our mining  camps,   a  large   percentage   of  whom, once they" became acquainted with our  laws,  would  become pernianenr   residents' and  god.di cirizens.    Even if t hey on 1 y  came to in-  ci ease their store of wealth, intending to leturn  to their former homes to spend it, they would  not be unlike 99 per cent of the old countrymen  who venture here.    That the Dominion government will refuse to  charter the.Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway is generally believed, and it is  also generally   believed the   provincial- government has not the backbone to make the winning  fight Manitoba made 3 years  ago on  the same  question.  Ahsurd Quarantine   Peculations.  The   quarantine    regulations   regarding    the  bringing-   in   of beef cattle, from   the ranges to  the  south of the   boundary line are simply an  absurditv, at least as far as this section of the  Dominion is concerned.    All the cattle  brought  to the  lake country are at once killed for beef,  not a head being driven  elsewhere,  so  there is  no  danger  of  the  spreading  of infectious  diseases, even if such diseases prevailed/among the  cat tie of Washington and Idaho.    The customs  officers  will   not  allow British Columbia cattle  to be driven here, if part of the trail over which  they must necessarily come is in American   territory.    Either   the   regulations  should  not   be  enforced as" regards this section or discretionary  power* should be given the customs house officers  at Trail Creek and Ry kerb's.-   Local butchers are  now  compelled to kill  their cattle on the south  side of the boundary  line and ship the  beef in  dressed, all  of which  entails an expense which  the consumer* pays in the end.  About a Thousand   ESave  Arrived.  So far this spring, about a thousand pilgrims  have arrived in this promised land. Of the  thousand, a small. ��������� percentage have returned  whence, they came because of their' expectations  not being realized. They expected to find mines  lying exposed along every creek and riser bank  and business openings at-every townsite. Of the  number, 350 came in by the Bonner's Ferry  route, 500 by the Little Dalles route, aud 150 by  way of Revelstoke.  Tiie Working  Force Increased.  The working force on the Silver King has been  increased by 4 shifts. A crosscut was started  this week at a point 825 feet from the tunnel  mouth, which is expected vyill tap the ore body  within 35 feet. The Silver King is slowly but  surely being proved one of the big mines of the  world.  ������1  >;1  JLUUi)     III    t HH I VflUlUg    niuj'     ex,    luuiin    ui n.vjuicun.    ������������������^i    JujJf'Ji vvv/iiv*. ^acsffrsrn^ErsT;  XOZT������ZZ.~'!2ZZ  TsazztszsaiZSt.s:  THE  MINER:    NELSON,  B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL 23,   1892.  i  i  9- *  u  e  Will open with a complete  stock of Builder's/ Shelf^ and  Heavy Hardware.: to  Windows, Paints, Oils, Glass; etc.   Miner's Tools a specialty.   Full lines in every department.  Cor. Baker  Billdb^GVi  OE   T8IE    KLO.OD .-ROYAL'  When I received my degree of bachelor of  laws, I was sure that all that vvas loft for rne to  do to secure a lucrative practice was to hire an  office and hang put my sign. Six months afterward my office door was opened by a well-dressed  middle-aged man, and I immediately jumped to  the conclusion that, at last, I was discovered;  that my first client had arrived. The first words  my visitor uttered dashed my hopes.  "Can you tell me where mr. 's office is  in this building?"  Mr. ���������  ������������������was (is now, for that matfer) a celebrated member of the bar, whose office wTas several floors   below.    With not a  little  offort  I  managed to assume an air of cheerful polite-  uess to set rnr. ���������-���������-'s client on the right track.  The following week 1 gave up my practice to  become the private secretary of mr. Andrew  Cutter, the welt-known trustee, whose son had  been my room-mate at Cambridge.  Among mr. Cutter's cestuis (or rather, clients,  for this person enjoyed his income by the provisions of no will) w^as an old Irishman named  O'Connor.   Years before he had been man-of-all-  woi'k for mi*. Cutter, and he possessed a faith in  that gentleman's judgment aud integrity as firm  as was his belief iu his own descent from Roger  O'Connor, the last king of Ireland.  .    After leaving mr. Cutter's employment, O'Connor  invested his savings in  junk.    Again and  again  he  turned   his  capital, always ��������� with' the  shrewdness of a man of small beginings, until  he found himself the lessee of a small building  on one of the wharves, and an established buyer  and seller of second-hand ship-chandlery.     In  time he added a branch to the budding-adjoining,  and opened a saloon where he supplied the roustabouts, stevedores, and sailors with fair whisky  at regular prices.  After a wbile the profits from both enterprises  became burdensome to the descendant of king  Roger* O'Connor. The loss of the throne was  followed by rather hard times among the succeeding generations of O'Connors, and the trader  in ship-chandlery, the last of the line, had been'  allowed to grow up without even the rudiments  of an education. But he had inherited���������probably from some of his plebeian progenitors-���������(he  had a few that were not of royal blood)���������a good  stock of common-sense. This led him to entrust  his savings year by year to his old friend, mr.  Cutter, who invested them in real estate for the  thrifty trader.  One morning in June, soon after* I had begun  to assume my duties as private secretary, the  door* opened slowly and silently, andasma.i man  in black, wearing a tall hat, stepped softly into  the office. He was clean-shaven, save for* a  fringe of iron-gray beard which followed the line  of jaws and chin, and extended from ear to ear.  His short, turned-up nose, fiat at the bridge and  wide at the nostrils,, combined with his long,  thick upper lip, loudly proclaimed his royal  blood.    It was O'Connor.  He closed the door without a sound, removed  his tali hat, placing it carefully on the carpet,  smoothed his hair nervously, and cougned  slightly behind his knobby hand. At mr. Cutter's cheery 'Ah, O'Connor! How are you?" ire  walked gioge.iy, on tipcoe, across the Office and  seate.l himself beside his trustee. Then followed  a short' confidential appeal in a husky though  fluent whisper*, through which I could distinctly  hear the brogue without being able to catch a  word, until at the end, when O'Connor placed a  bundle of banknotes ou the desk before mr.  Cutter and immediately leaned back in his chair  with a tremulous sigh of relief that also supplied the breath for the vvords, "Ah' you may  count ut yourself, sor,av you please."  Mr. Cutter hastily counted the money, and  then calling to me to come and see..-.what I made  it, tossed the pile of notes toward the edge of  the desk. The pile was a fine old collection of  veteran fives and tens, that exhaled a ripe perfume of salt fish with an undertone of tar. As I  straightened up after finishing the count, mr.  Cutter asked me with the suspicion of a twinkle  in his eye, "Well, what do you make it?"  "One thousand, sir," I answered, and O'Connor, who had leaned forward and was watching  me intently, again sank back with a long sigh,  and a "Thrue for you." Soon he rose nervously  and started toward the door. Mr. Cutter said:  "I'm glad business is so good with you, O'Connor." O'Connor stopped, and then tiptoed back  to the desk.  "Thank you, sor. But whisper!" And with  a furtive glance about the office, followed by a  confidential wink at me, he continued, speaking  behind the back of his hand: "I do be afthei*  hirin one o' thim type-writer ladies a week most,  now, to worruk for ine."  "Well, well!" said mr. Cutter, much as one  might sympathize with a child that was pleased,  "you'll be president of a bank next, I suppose."  O'Connor allowed the beginning of a loud  laugh to escape him, but immediately after,  clapping a hand over his mouth, doubled up and  wheezily forced the remainder'of his mirth back  into his system. Thei^ he straightened up and  slowly drawing his hand away from&.his mouth  until it rested among his fringe of heard, said,  with an air of reverence:  "Oh, my! but it's a high-toned lady she is!  An'smart. An'eddicayted!" He finished with  an upward and outward gesture that plaiuly indicated that the subject was beyond his powers  of expression.  "How old is she?" I asked.  "Look at that, now?" said O'Connor, turning  quickly to mr. Cutter, with a quaint pretence of  shocked propriety at my question. "Shore, I  never asked her��������� but'she do look to be ashlip of  a gurrul." ..   ���������   .     ���������  "And what does inrs. O'Connor say to your  having a young lady in your office, Michael?"  asked mr. Cutter.  O'Connor dismissed the subject with a toss of  the head in one direction and an Outward .wave  of his open hand in the other, merely adding, as  he readied the office door-, "I never bodther the  ould woman wid mebusiness matt hers." Then  he left the office as quietly as he had entered it.  It may have been an hour after this���������-I was  about to leave the office'to deposit O'Connor's  money, together* with what funds had come in  during the day���������when there came a timid knock  on the glass of the office door, and a young girl  entered. She handed mr. Cutter a letter, and  then sat, down near* the window. She could not  have been more than seventeen, and was slender  and graceful, but looked very delicate. There  was about her an air of shy, almost childlike  appeal.  While I was observing these particular's, mi'.  Cutier called me to him,"and said to me in an undertone, as I stood by his desk : "That ward in  chandlery of mine"���������a favorite name with him  for O'Connor ���������"wants to open a bank account in  his own name.    I suppose that girl is his new  type-writer. Read that," handing me the letter  t he girl had brought. It was type-writ ten  throughout, signature and all, and was characteristic.  :,'.������������������< .',-.'���������.:..;..-���������. ;v'-v.;...���������^s^.i,.-'���������;���������-������������������.  "Sir:   I do bo thinking I would like to have money in  the bank.   And if you please, which I mean no offense to.  you, will you deposit same in the B  National Bank;  South Boston, in the name of, yours with respect,  M. O'CONNOR."  As I finished reading the letter nir. Cutter  told the girl to tell rnr."O'Connor, that the matter would be attended to. She then went oiiU  blushing slightly as she crossed the.'room; Before long I left the office to make my deposits,  not very well pleased that I was obliged to take  the additional journey to the bank in South  Boston, v . .  As I rode in the open horse-car a fresh breeze  was coming from "the--water "and my thin flannel  coat was blown back, showing the ends of O'Con-;  nor's bank-notes protruding from my breastpocket. To avoid any possibility of loss, T took  them from my coat and put them carefully in  the inner pocket of my waistcoat. I then be- r  came interested in a newspaper I had bought on  the way, and before long was, without knowing  if, carried a block or two beyond my destination.  I was walking back when I noticed a man  and a girl standing in a doorway ahead of me,  not far from the bank. The girl's figure seemed  familiar, and as I drew nearer, I recognized her.  She was O'Connor's type-writer.  She and her companion were talking earnestly  while they anxiously watched the approach of  the horse-car following the one I had just left.  Every look, every garment of the man bespoke  the sharper.  As the car drew nearer he stepped back into  the doorway, and the girl, after a hurried word  of parting, walked quickly to the entrance of <s  the bank. She stood there, waiting, until the  car .had passed. Meantime I had approached;  when she turned to go back to her companion;  she came face to face with me.  She started very violently and turned very  pale. Her attempt to conceal her confusion produced only a very forced smile, which showed  her a novice at dissimulation. l  "You are from mr. Cutter's office, aren't you?  Do you remember rne,?"  "Yes," I replied, "I remember you perfectly.'  You are mr. O'Connor's type-writer." With a  pitifully strained little laugh she said :  "Yes���������that's it���������and rnr. O'Connor sent me  over to meet .you. He has changed his mind  about the money. He wants it tot,pay for some  junk he has . bought���������and���������and will you please  give it tome?" She held out her hand, and I  saw that it, was trembling.  She had spoken breathlessly, like a child who  had learned a message by heart. As she finished  I instinctively put my hand in my breastpocket.  While she' was talking.my mind had been unconsciously recalling the appearance of the man,  their behavior, her evident uneasiness at seeing  me approach from an unexpected direction.  Now if occurred to me that she could not have  had time to gd back to O'Connor's since leaving;  our office. But I asked no questions. I fumbled in one pocket after another, assuming an  expression of great surprise, and finally said,  with an'ejaculation of extreme annoyance:  "I have come way over here for nothing, after  all. You will have to go back with me, and I  will give you the money at the office."  There was not a trace of disbelief in her face;  as she stared at me.    She was undecided,  but THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.* 0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  23,   1892.  j  not distrustful. She looked anxiously toward  the doorway where she had left the man, glanced  up and down the street, and after a moment's  hesitation started with trie f(>ward a passing car.  As I followed her I looked back over my shoulder, but the man was not in sight.  I said little to her on our ride back to the city,  and she seemed quite content to be left by her-  self. Now and then 1 felt that she was furtivejlv  glancing at my face while I pretended to read  my paper.    '.;;���������.'������������������'���������'������������������' .   ���������' ���������'������������������ :  When we reached the office I opened the door  and let her walk in ahead of me. She crossed  the room aha" took the same seat she had had,  the one by the win do w, whij el went 'to'mr.  Cutter and qiiiefiy, in a few -words, explained  the situation; Iohad; barely fished .speaking,  when the door softly opened and O'Connor en-  "'��������������������������� tered. ���������   ��������� ' * .    '     ���������-���������-���������-   -,.-; v-v  He stood still and stared at rthe; girl. She  paled in ah instant, and sat IMmbling,^ returning his; stare, .   'Q���������[-'���������������������������:.���������: ../.;,. \;...-.���������  "Is your modthei\. worse?" asked O'Connor,  after a "moment, in a hushed, kindly voice. The  girl shook her head, a rid m u rrnuied that she had  not been to see her mother yetf. She rolled her  handkerchief into a ball, and was ������������������nervously'  passing it from one hand to the other.  "O'Connor," said mr. Cutter, "have you decided whether you,want that money deposited  or not?" O'Connor looked at him in mild surprise.  "Do whatever you think's the best wid it, mr.  Cutter," he finally ..answered, simply. Mr. Cutter  handed him the letter of instructions about  opening the bank account.  "Did you write that letter, Michael?"  O'Connor*-stared blankly at the letter, then at  dip. Cutter.   At last his gaze met that of the girl.  Her face was drawn with entreaty.   O'Connor  handed��������� the'letter back to mr. Cutter.  "Read it to me, sir,vav you pl'ase;" and he  muttered something about his eyesight, Mr.  Cutter read the letter aloud to the end, and there  was silence. ��������������������������� . ; ^ '.  Slowly O'Connor's expression changed���������from  surprise to cdhnprehensioh, from comprehension',  to homely compassion. He turned his head  and looked at the girl. She met his look for a  moment, her lip quivering, then weakly clasped  her hands and bowed her head.  "Well?" said mr. Cutter. O'Connor rapidly  moistened his lips.  "Misther Cutter, I did not write that letther."  The girl sobbed softlv.  "I thought not," said mr. Cutter dryly.  "I dectayted it," said O'Connor, and I saw  him close his eyes and offer up a very hurried  prayer for* Divine forgiveness. Without further remark he. crossed to the girl, took her  gently by the hand, and led her out of the  office, softly closing the door* behind him.  For five minuter neither mr. Cutter nor I  spoke, while the sound of childish sobs, mingled  with soft but hoarse whispering, came in at the  transom. Then O'Connor returned alone. He  was replacing his wallet in his pocket as he  entered.  He was a pitiable object.  As he stood sheepishly glancing from mr*. Cutter  to   me,  his  arms hanging  listlessly  at  his  sides, he  looked   like  a very amiable, but. very  ugly bull-terrior in disgrace.  "'O'Connor,"  said   mi*.   Cutter,   after  a  4'T-r  you   know   you   never   dictated  long  that  pause,  letter*."  "Yes, sir," whispered O'Connor*, humbly.  "You know that girl meant to be a partv to a  theft."  "Yes, sir," in a low whisper.  "Do you intend  to keep her in vonr employment?''  "No, sir���������thegii'i'ul has gone to her modi her."  ;.   O'Connor was becoming a little less limp.  "Does her mother live in the city?"  ���������   "Yes, sir���������no, sir���������she said she did���������I mane, I  thought "    O'Connor suddenly grew defiant:  "Niver mind, her modther lives in Cincinnerty  ���������so! But I don' give a dom. if her rnodther  'd live in Boolgaria, the gurrul shud go to her  ���������so!"  After wiping the perspiration from his face in  one quick comprehensive mopping with a large  red kandkerchief, he placed his tall hat firmly  on his head with both hands and walked out.  '��������� "Blood will tell," said mr. Cutter to rne. "He  certainly reflects no discredit on his royal ancestors," and he hurried after his ward in chandlery to shake him by the hand before he should  leave the building.  THE JOHN DOTY ENQWE COMPANY, LTD.  OIH1   TORONTO,   OUSTT-A-IRIO-  '.���������"'''.'" ���������   '    - A . -*  "' -' "*���������''''':. ' i  MANUPAGTUEEES OP ALL DESQEIPTIONS OF MAEDTE AND STATIONAEY  British Columbia  BSraneh :   520 ���������ordova Street, Vancouver.  -     0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  Keep in  stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, 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  MINES.  One of the best points for investment in the Kootenay  Lake country.  n order to obtain the full benefit of the coming    eason'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  m  TO THE SLOCAN 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. ;    '���������    .    ^JftUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th-,-'-1891.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  cKINNON  DEALERS  IN  GE  NERAL   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 GO 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 will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring.  APPLICATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby 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 Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within 60 days from date of publication..  N. FITZS'I UBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, March 10th, 1892.  cINTYRE,  PROPRIETOR OF THE  PIOITEEE  RAL and STABL  Corner ISluff and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain districts"  WILL   C0NTEA0T  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.  PROPRIETORS OF  NELSON AND AINSWOETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  Nelson    Office   ami    Market,   11   East    Baker   Street.  AinstvoHli   Market,   Sprague   Street.  NELSON  ILLIAIV!   WBLSON,  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOE 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.  I  P,  xmmmmmmmmmimtmgmtm THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  APEIL 23,   1892.  1-1-5,    l'  IS -5  ���������1^  I A I  ,?������������������: jsw;  lis  ���������Hi  _H Ji ������v>;  Iftl'H?  i i. ..;.  i.J'.-S..'^!  \iiV-  I  ;M' 5-.:  lii't-.i':.-'.  m .'���������  t } ��������� ;  j.M.:-   ;  life A. B������.is.  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 $1.  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  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.  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.  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.  .        "       KDITO'KlAEi'':."ltKMA'K'K'S.  The adjournment of the legislative assembly  on the 12th instant for a week, ostensibly to  allow the attorney-gerieral and the leader of the  Opposition to get the Municipal Amendment  Act in shape for final passage, but. in reality to  gain time in which to bring the proprietors of  the Westminster Columbian before the bar of  the  house  for alleged   libel,   by  this  time has  ^ probably been followed by prorogation. The  session has not resulted in beneficial .legislation,  simply because the Government, as at present  constituted, has no defined policy, and the Opposition are not strong enough to shape legislation,  let alone defeat the passage of \m wise measures.  On the whole, while no legislation of great  benefit has been the result of the session, the  only questionable legislation was the passage of  the Crofter bills, which give a chartered com-  ^jiany much land and power in order to aid the  development of deep sea fisheries on Vancouver  and Queen Charlotie islands, an industry that  private capital is already endeavoring to develop unaided by the government. Wise legislation need not be looked for, however, until  the Opposition unite on a defined policy.  The rumor that the Abbott government is  holding back the appointment of a successor to  lieutenant-governor Nelson for purp'oses. of its  own is not without foundation. The appointment has long been decided on, and within a  month British Columbia's lieutenant-governor  will be John Robson, the most astute politician  iyi the province. His successor in the premiership will be attorney-general Davie, the most  unscrupulous politician in the province. Colonel  Baker will succeed mr. Vernon as chief commissioner of lands and works.  The Miner has always advocated the holding  of paid officials of a district responsible for the  expenditure of appropriations for roads, trails,  and bridges, and that the local member's responsibility ended on the securing of needed appropriations. While I he government has seen fit  to send to this district an official who is not  over-endowed with horse sense or business  capacity, yet he should have full swing and be  held responsible for the result of his acts. The  member for the district will be wise to decline  to make suggestions or to interfere in any way  in the location of trails or the building of roads,  and the people, of the district will be wise to  permit him to do so.       It is rather amusing to hear-general superintendent Abbott state that his company very  naturally oppose the building of railways, like  the Nelson & Fort Sheppard, that will connect  this province with the states on the south, and  afterwards read statements that president Van  Home of the same company is wholly indifferent  as to what action the Dominion government  takes on the question of granting such railways  charters. The truth of the;matter is, the Canadian Pacific is opposing the granting of all  charter's for railways that, if built, would be  competitive roads, and its opposition is all-  powerful at Ottawa.  L  NOTARY PUBLIC.  REAL ESTATE AND  CONVEYANCING  NES  Townlots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up. G  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  Representatives   sit  Vnnconver,   New   Westminster,  iiiMi   Victoria.  0. HAMBER,  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  ���������'.'....".   AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST  I5AKB5K STREET,...  (Fire.)  Representing���������  CITIZENS  QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  ...............NELSON,   B. ���������.  REAL ESTATE and MIN  LNG INTEREST S in the  district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  J. H. Gray, ^  CM/.,' J. .L.S.  PERRY, GRAY & DAVYS  CIVIL AND   MINING  ENGINEERS.  Provincial Land Surveyors  Real Estate, and Mining Brokers.  Railway   reconnaissance   and  location   contracts   taken  Prospecting outfits' organized, mines reported on,  and assays furnished.   Estimates prepared.  OFFICES:   Victoria���������Room 4, Spencer's Arcade, Government street.   Nelson���������Baker street.  D. B. Bogle, E. P. Whalley, Notary Public,  Nelson, West Vernon street.       Eldorado City, Slocan.  BOGLE & WHALLEY  I.NG BROKERS,  REAL ESTAT  AND INSURANCE AGENTS.  All forms of conveyancing. Lots for sale on Baker and  Vernon streets. House and lot on Silica street, Nelson.  Residence property in Nelson cheap. Acre property near  Nelson, Kaslo and in the Slocan country. Intending investors in mining property should have a copy of our map of  Toad mountain mining district. All information supplied  to correspondents.  The Nelson Exchange,  WARD   STKEET.  Mining  STOCKS  and  PROPERTIES  Negotiated.  Oa'<!ea\s Taken for Colorado Stocks.  FOR SALE.  A fractional extension of the "Ollie," which is an extension of the "Dandy."  R. C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASS AYE R,  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.  GINS,  ARTHUR   E.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENGINEER AND ARCHITECT,  TOLSOff   ItiriLIftlXO  .....NELSON,.-IB: <���������.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  West Baker street, end of bridge. V  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  J. H. BOWES,  NOTARY PUBLIC.  LAWYER,  NELSON.  TOLSON'S BLOCK.  IcLEOD, B.A.  Notary Public, Etc.  Law Office:   Room 6, Tolson Block.        i: NELSON, B. C.  E. C. ARTHUR, M. D.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telep one 45. Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  J. R. WILLIAMS,  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  O. E. G. BROWN, L.D.S.  Special attention given to care and treatment of diseased  teeth. Crown and bridge 'work of the .most approved  modes. Gold plates, as well as vulcanite, inserted. Teeth  regulated. All work warranted. Will visit West Kootenay at the opening of navigation and spend the greater  part of the summer. Due notice of visit will be given in  The Miner.  January 19th, 1892.  ,  FRANK B. HARPER,  NELSON, B. C.  TEACHER   OE   THE  VIOLIHST.  Music furnished for all occasions.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 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 post marked Charles E. Taylor and and R. F. Perry's N.  E. corner post, about 1 wo and one-half miles east of the  town of Nelson, on the south bank of Kootenay river,  thence south 20 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north  20 chains to the south bank of Kootenay river, thence east  following the sinuosities of the shore line of Kootenay  river to the place of commencement: containing 160 acres  more or less. CHARLES E. TAYLOR,  Nelson, February 24th, 1892.   R.F.PERRY.  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. Townley'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, thence 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 Koorenay river lo the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting  right of way of railroad company in area claimed.  Nelson, February 10th, 1892. 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 followiug 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. J. HAMILTON.  Nelson, February 19th, 1892.   APPLICATION   FOR   TIMBER   LEASE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after 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, then.:e south 60 chains, thence east 100  chains more or 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 600  acres more or less. ED RAUCH.  Balfour, Aptil 2nd, 1892.  (MHlaMiMMalMIM^^ THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY, APRIL 23,   1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner.    Notary Public.  nr\  Postoffice Box 69.  S.,E. CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B. 0.  Telephone 24.  Loans negotiated Oh  Nelson property. Collections- made. Conveyancing documents drawn up.  'Town lots,  lands,  and mining claims handled on commission.  -THE   AMENDMENTS  .TO   THE ''MINERAL   ACT.  The amendments- to the Mineral Act, passed  at the present session of the legislative assembly,  although somewhat radical, will in the main be  beneficial to both the prospector and prospect  buyer.- By the changes litigation is made almost  impossible, and the discoverer of a good piece of  ground is in no danger of losing his just reward  by being side-lined by the unscrupulous prospector, who does all his prospecting around the  office of the mining recorder. Following is the  manner in which claims must be located on the  amending Act receiving the lieutenant-governor's assent, which will be some time next week:  5. Sections 14 and 15 of the said act are hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof be it enacted:  14. Any free miner desiring to locate a mineral claim shall, subject to the provisions of this  Act wilh respect to land which may he used for  Yn irii'rig; eiiter upoii the same and locate a plot  of ground, where possible, not exceeding 1500  feet in length by 1500 feet in breadth in a rectangular form, that is to say, all the angles shall  be right angles, but the lines need not necessarily be meridional. In defining the size of a. mineral claim it shall be measured horizontally, irrespective of inequalities on the surface of the  ground.  15. A mineral claim shall be marked by two  posts, each post being at least 4 inches square  and 4 feet ubove the surface of the ground. The  posts shall be numbered 1 and 2, and upon each  post shall be written the name given to the mineral claim, the date of the location and the name  of the locator. Upon No. 1 post there shall be  written in addition to the foregoing, "'Initial  Post," the approximate compass bearing of No.  2 post, and a statement as tprwhether the claim  lies to the right or left of the. line from No. 1 to  No. 2. Thus: '"(Name of claim)," "(date)," "A.  B.'s claim," "Initial post," "Directionof No. 2  northeast," claim lies to right (or* left) of line  from No. 1 to No. 2 post. It shall not be lawful  to move No. 1 post, neither shall it be lawful to  move No. 2 post, except for the correction of distance by the 'provincial goveimnent surveyor.  Nos. 1 and 2 posts shall govern the direction of  One side of the claim.  (a.) The owner of a mineral claim shall be entitled to all minerals which may lie within his  claim, but he shall riot be entitled to mine outside the boundary lines of his claim continued  vertically downwards:  (b.) This Act shall not prejudice the rights of  claim-owners who have located their claims  under former Acts.  Another amendment stipulates that before a  third location can  be made in any mining divis-  .ion, the claim owner must have performed the  /.assessment  work  on   his  two  prior  locations.  Another reduces the charge for record ingassess-  ment work from $6 to $2.50.  'Correspondence froni Slocan Luke District.  The burning questions of the hour are: When  will  the government sale take place?    Who is  to be appointed, recorder, and when? and Why  isn't the trail put in order���������as it easily could be?  Ten men, in a week, could so improve the old  trail as to lessen by one-half the cost of packing  freight; and the packers themselves would make  as much profit at 3 cents per pound as they now  do charging 6 cents. The only places where it  would be advisable to cut new trails are, first:  Commencing at a point about 8 miles from the  .railroad-'track'to within a mile of the Half-way  house. Thus avoiding an extremely steep incline, and a correspondingly steep drop; and  second, front the end of the present trail to the  foot of the lake��������� 4 miles.  That this trail is the natural outlet for this  country, towards Kootenay lake, is, to my mind,  certain ; as I learn, from'men'-.who have recently  been over* the routes they speak of, that every  other 'trail is from 4 to 7 feet deep in snow.  The river is as yet hardly high enough for  freight to be easily handled, and even when the  watei* is a f<>ot higher the bringing of a boat  and8 8 or 9 hundredweight of stuff up will be  proved to be anything rat her* than a pleasure  trip.;  The steamboat is making good progress and  will be ready to convey passengers from the end  of the trail to Carpenter creek long before the  trail itself reaches its truly appointed end.  ' Although" it is too eaiiy by a m()irt h or- six  weeks for any real business like prospecting to  be done, yet people keep coming in steadily all  the time and, consequently, there has been quite  a few houses changed hands 'during the past  week." There are, bye the bye, from .. 30 to 40  finished houses her e, and 50 to 60 in course of  erection. ':...,���������  When the trail to the mines is put in repair-  as may be conveniently done as soon as the government pleases���������so that supplies can be taken  up a number* of men will go up to wor������ on their  claims.  I should advise people outside to wait for a  month at least before coming up here, otherwise  they will have to waste that length of time doing nothing and living on beans and bacon, and  considering themselves lucky if they can rustle  three meals a day of that. Ben McCree.  Carpenter Creek, April 13th.  TIME   CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Co. Ld.  Are- now Eunning their Steamers on Kootenay  Lake and Columbia Eiver 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 wav 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.  t'OLUMBIA   kivkr   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.  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays.  BANK OF MONTREAL  ���������AFATAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,        ...        . 0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON,......:... General Manager  Kelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and  Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfcrs;  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.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL <pai������l iip>, ������<i00,00O   ���������    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  .RESERVE FUND,   ������2'iO,000      .    .        1,100,000  lO^^ZESTODHIIES =  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewAV< stminster,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. c  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  OZPZEHTsT   FOR   BUSINESS.  This bank is now open for business.    Temporary oflicc in  J. Fred Hume's store, East Vernon street.  s^.-vi3sra-s iDiEip^RTii^iEisra?..  Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits.  SAFE DEPOSIT 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.  CiEXERAL  AdEXCY  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  ^^*wMuu������>>.&*^rn^^M^������M)!g  ^^mz^mm^i^^^^m^A  ,-,-���������....   ......  .      ,, .j im...ij 1 -7���������t,;  |.lTW'T'^^v^T^*-g������������������'.���������^' "all V v���������i���������_��������� i*.'F'"������"^'J._"yK MfT���������Tir"." f"1"."!->������r������m"  ���������w'.'ri'JL"B'_���������"A.Vl���������,!V*V*^W"!^i\ri" " ^m^TTV','���������7Z'~������^?,KT}7~~~*T*Tt" A"8.' VVT������v  ^'_fri!uiji ii..-i...   .. v-,���������....._,.. i&  m :. -j;^-.'iiii;-'.'i.Ktij.'^i������}i...i^is  _^m^^aiTOW^gwiifi������?5ite^  SaSSKTEES  ^N!������^fl:i:^l^v^'.r.5ttTi7_.'i_a_fea^^W-^ ���������  l:*^.  i&v-  .^  THE  MINEE:    JTELSOM,   B.  G���������  SATUEDAY,  APEIL 23,  1892.  >-sl  If  &  to  VS. :r'  If  m  F'fi;-'  i  ill  to  Mi<:  m  I;  sir-  a.  i :$'������������������  ii  !$"������������������  ������1  ill  \m  m.  m  m  1  IF'*  i  I!  i.  KAILKOID     W������M      VERSUS   -OFFICE'  .HOLDING.':  Now that one of Ains.worth's oldest and best-  known residents has forsaken former pursuits to  engage in the building of railway's./the following  article from Scribner's Magazine of this 'month  is 'worthy of persual by a people whose political  bosses are the ..manager's of the two great railway systems of Canada: -  At the close of a dinner given  in  New York  city the other* day by the friends of an eminent  railroad president,  to celebrate his  completion  of a quarter of a century of railroad work, the  benefit*iary g(>t (>n unaceusto.med legs an.d to 1 d  how it was  that he happened to  be a railroad  man at all.    He had'.'been a lawyer, he said, with  decided leanings toward political life, and prospects of political success,   when   two  eminent  railroad men, a father and his son, approached  him.    The son said :    "Wewant your services?"  The fathei\said :    "Politics don't pay.    The business of the future in this country is railroading."  ���������'The.;.upshot.of it w?ts that he dropped politics in  a ;'great/, measure, and  became the '-'attorney for  the railroad of which he afterward became president.    The moral of mr*. Depevv's story seemed  to be that  he  was  a brand snatched from the  burning, and that commodore Vanderbilt's word  fitly spoken had turned him from certain disappointment and   sorrow  to a success   that   was  worth while.  The fable teaches, or at  least suggests,  how  very much  we Americans expect of our pojiti-.'  cians.  Nine-tenths of us are ready to admitthat  commodore Vanderbilfs observation was accurate y  truthful,   and   to  consider  rnr.  Depew's  present   position   many  times more   felicitous  than it could have been if he had not accepted  the commodore's dictum and taken his advice.  We, too, believe that politics don't pay, and we  dp our best to make  the facts justify that opinion. / We take it for granted that if a  man can  do any t hing else, he had "-better, keep out of politics, and that if a man  of ability does go into  politics he  is  wasting his Opportunities and   is  probably  something   of a  rascal  as   well.    We  not only believe that our contemporary politics  are dirty work, but by ourattitiicle toward them  we insist that they shall be dirty work.   If there  is anything in-public life that is worth, attaining  we want to see it go to someone who is no a politician.    We want our collectors and postmasters  to be business men who have, proved their competency by sticking close to business.    We want  our foreign ministers to be gentlemen of polish,  skilled in letters and languages, and uncontain-  inated with too much familiarity with electioneering methods.    We know that governors and  presidents..cannot be elected without organization, but we insist that the'proper men for those  offices are men who ai e not subject to the sordid  influences <������f:a "machine."   Our ideal public officer is a person who reluctantly permits himself to  be dragged from the consideration of his private  affairs to serve the public.    Sharing commodore  Vanderbilt's frank .opinion that "politics don't  pay," we regard a young man who proposes any  sacrifice of his pecuniary prospects-to th������j hope  of a  public career with .much   the same sort of  pitying contempt that   is accorded to the business man who neglects legitimate sources of em-  olument for the 'disastrous excitements of the  bucket-shop.      We   believe' that a.  system    by  which the politicians get the offices is a corrupt  system, and yet  we are aware that the offices  and the consciousness of duty done is the only  rewards that political  industry can honestly attain;  and  we know, besides,   that political* endeavor takes time, and that the consciousness of  duly done will not support mundane life.    If a  man neglects his chances of worldly well-being  to carry the gospel to the unconverted, we think  he is a saint; but if  he  neglects them to carry  the ward, we think he is a fool, or if not, a knave  anyhow ; and yet a count ry's political salvation  is hardly less important than i he salvation of its  individual citizens, nor* should politics be much  behind religion in the opportunities they offer to  a devoted soul.  Of course there is some excuse for us. The  rapid development of the resources of a great  country, with concurrent accumulat ion of great  fortunes and multiplication of opportunities for  money-making, have thrown the political profession into the shade. It has been found, especially in the cities, that offices as a means of  livelihood have had attractions chiefly for second- or third-rate men, who have done much to   J  justify o111��������� 1 ovv oninion of pbliticians in ge11era 1.  In the country districts, where money-making  has been slower,Office-holding has charms for a  better class of men, and has keeptin better repute. But both in and out of cities there is  reason to believe that the professional politician  does a great deal better by us than we have any  title to expect.  We scorn his avocation, and are always ready  "to believe that he follows if froth the lowest, motives. W"e don't want to do his work ourselves;  that would take too much time and be too much  trouble. We are willing that he should do the  work, but if there are any '.legitimate office-holding emoluments of the work done, we want  some, "respectable person" in whom we have  confidence to have them, Verily, the professional politician, when he conies to consider  what we think of him, what we expect of him,  and what we are willing that lie should get,  must be amazed at our assurance.  But perhaps politics will pay better presently;  if not absolutely better, at least relatively, because other things don't pay so well. And of  course when politics pay as well as law, and  medicine, and 'dry-goods, and the wholesale  grocery business, whe shall be able, without  self-reproach or a loss of reputation, to take to  fh'e'm.-ourselves, and drive the politicians out.  . f. Teetzel & Co  DEALERS IN  oieeceii^io^ii.s.,  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WHOLESALE.   DEALERS.    Iff     CIGARS.      SMliWOMW  SEWiff������    MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  LANDSCAPE  PHOTOGBAPHERS.  Views of all the best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the KdOTenay district.   Also, always  on band a stock of  MIEEOES, PICTUEE  MOLDINGS,  STEEL EN-  GEAVINaS, ETCHINGS, AND PH0T0-  GEAVUEES,  WEST  KAKKK   STREET, NELSON,   B. C.  GILKER & WELLS  I'oslofliee Store,  Nelson,  15. C.  AND GENTS' FUENISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery,  P. DAVIES & 00.  <������V  ^/<^^~^K>^(\^i.'M'^~~f^-{ts^L.    '"-.___==___:  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  Particulars, with maps, will be issued on the 15th instant.  Terms of sale: One-third cash, one-third six months, one-  third twelvemonths, with interest on deferred payments  at the rate of six per cent per annum. Crown grants $5  each.  c JOSHUA DAVIES, auctioneer.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Revelstoke,  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:  No. 4 Houston ������& Ink Ruilaling, .losepnme Street.  no !  "4  & PARKIN  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will contract for all kinds of work, materials furnished  and estimates given for work in any town  in Kootenay Lake country.  X^Xl^/L'Bl   FOR   S-^ILilE  at Nelson and Pilot Bay or delivered at any point on the  lake in any sized quantities.   Address P. O. box 47, Nelson.  ~e7j, mowat & co. ~  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop : corner Josephine and Blurt' sts.  NOTICE.  The business agreement heretofore existingbetwecn 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 8th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial revenue taxes, for 1892, are now due and payable at my office,  Nelson. T. H. GIFFIN,  Nelson, February 13th, 1892. Assessor and collector.  ������������������ t\  ��������� H  -;'n  ���������   ll  "'J  - 'J  (ii  !  <1  fe  v- ������ "  mB^amaimmmsmmmmmmmmmmm^  m&mmmmmmiimmiimmimm h  35  i  i'  ^  r-  V-  r:  THE  MIKBR:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  APEIL 23,   1892.  I  I  V  *F  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.       THOMAS   MADDEN,  NELSON, B. C. Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with  a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  O? ZE3I IE      T _A. ZB L IE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  KELSON, IS. ���������.  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Baker Street,  Nelson,  ts 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   **   TRB������ILHJS PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,  B. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA  .Proprietors  ;������oo<������ Table; Good Beds; Hyas-Close Liquors.  QUICK   WOKK,   BUT    NELSON   WILL   BEAT   IT.  The new mining camp of Creede, Colorado,  has been well boomed. It has an electric light,  plant, which was installed in the quickest time  on record. The idea of equipping the plant was  conceived at noon, February 1st, by John W.  Flintham, general manager of the Denver Consolidated Electric Light Company.    Before the  day was over the Creede Electric Light & Power  Company was organized and incorporated, supplies were ordered and placed aboard a special  train of cars at Denver that had been chartered  from the Denver & Rio Grande Kail way Company, and everything necessary for the complete  equipment of a model electric  light plant   for  arc and incandescent" lighting, by midnight of  the  same day, was on  its way to the modern  mining  camp.     Qreede  was   in   sight  Tuesday  night, February 2nd, and by clay break the following morning a gang of laborers was put to  work breaking ground and getting the foundations of the power house ready.    By this time  the town was alive with  interest, in the work,  and pool sellers were offering odds on the time  to  be occupied  in   completing the plant.    The  work progressed night arrd day, and the electric  current, was turned on at 11:15 P. M., Saturday,  February 6th.  The actual time occupied in completing  the  plant,   erecting the   buildings  and  placing  the  machinery   in   position, was  from  February 3rd, 6 A. M. to February 6th, 11:15 P.  M., less than a week after the machinery was  purchased in Denver, over 300 miles away, and  this young town was given the latest luxury of  civilization.    The magnitude of the undertaking  will be understood from the following inventory  of the plant:   Two boilers. 1(X) horse-power each;  1 Armington & Sims high speed engine 100 horsepower; 1 pump; 1,dynamo of 30 arc lights; 1400  incandescent-light dynamo and 2 50-foot iron  smokestacks.    Since the house  was completed  another dynamo  of 60 arc light capacity has  been added, and the company will increase the  capacity   for   incandescent,  lamps   to   1000   as  quickly as the machinery can be set.  TTT TH  ZETjrZROIE'IE^.IIsr   ^L.A.nsr-  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.  Office, Victoria, B. C.  Works, Nanaimo, B. C.  MANUFACTURERS OF  DYtNAMSTI  ^.istid  WHOLESALE  DEALERS IN  SAFETY FUSE, DETONATORS,  ELECTRIC BLASTING; APPARATUS.  Will open a branch office and magazine at Nelson on or  about May loth, 1892.  -A.GKE3.3SrT   IFOIR   IB-   O-  Corner AVest Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  FIRST-CLASS   IN   EVERY   RESPECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished 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 SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  JAS. DAWSON B.  CRADDOCK  PROPRIETORS  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINERS   AND  MINING   MEN.  RATES  ,50   AND   $2.50   A   DAY.  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  The   Silver   King   is   in   it, for   the   .Season   of  18tt������.  The   Tabic Mill   be  Sin surpassed.    Cfcuiet  and  Wei I-Lighted   Club   Itoouis.  No Liquors and Oigars but the Best.  JOHNSON   &   MAHONEY,  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.  The owners of 320 acres, including hay meadow, wish to  let the same, under an improvement lease for a number of  years. Good dwelling house and buildings. Particulars  may be had from Green Bros., Ainsworth, or from Cockle  Bros., Crawford's Bay.  AINSWORTH  LAND & IMPROVEMENT CO.  All purchasers of lots in Ainsworth, who have not yet  received their deeds, can get the same by applying to the  undersigned. Any payments which are still due on contracts for lots can be made to G. B. WRIGHT,  Ainsworth, April 7th, 1892. Managing director.  ffl������MMMIJ������_������__^^  BHim^M!uaimip������!ty!(������AmUMBy*imftM^^ It? H������  1',? i  Ak  :*!:  Dealers in Dry G-oods, G-roceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, EtCi   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in everyDepartment, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  and compare Prices.  If  w  m  lit  i  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B.G.  If  if ^' "  ���������m.  P  I is'.  Jt'jfc  Sfe-i!  1  I  hit?  If;!  Ilk  ft;:?  SMALL -arilttfiKTS    OF    NEWS.  A few small tracts of Nelson dirt changed ownership at  good figures this week. H. Selous sold Houston & Ink lot,  12, block 2, a 50-foot on the northeast corner of Baker and  Josephine streets, for $2750 cash, and F. B. Wells sold  Houston & Ink and W. A. Crane lotSin the same block  for $2000. W. J. Scott of the Hamilton Powder Company,  through H. Selous, purchased lot 2 block (> from John Bell  for $1500 cash. This gives mr. Scott 60 feet on the southeast corner of Baker and Josephine streets, on which, it  is understood, he will at once erect a fine biisiness,block.  Among the boys who returned this week from trips to  distant countries: Ben Thomas, from Iowa; George  Keefer, from Ontario; George Tunstall, from Quebec; Bob  Watmore, from Twin Butte; Isaac Welch, from Palo use;  and Hamilton Byers from Spokane.  Mrs. Ed Corning and her daughters Julia and Lida left  Nelson this afternoon for Brooklyn, New York, where they  will hereafter make their home.  It is generally believed that a son of G. M. Sproat will be  appointed mining recorder and constable for Slocan mining  division���������unless colonel Baker can work in a friend of his  from East Kootenay. *  William Kirkup has disposed of his stove and tinware,  business to Williams & Co., who Will strain a point to do  the  bulk   of. the trade in their line, as the members of  the firm are both practical business men.  Last week Hugh Madden was united in the holy bonds  of wedlock to a miss Littlejohn at his old home near the  ancient city of Quebec. At the expiration of the usual  period of unalloyed bliss he and his bride will return to  Nelson.  Henry Ball, who has carried mail, ranched, and hustled  generally in the valley of the Kootenay for the last 4 years,  is now a benedict.   Mrs. Ball was formerly a miss Long.  The government-lot sale will be held in the Galena Trading Company's store in the new Houston & Ink block.  While the number of lots announced to be sold is not increased officially, it is understood that buyers who want  more than 50 feet frontage for residence purposes will be  accommodated with an "if." Joshua Davies will do his  prettiest to bring the aggregate of the sales well up in 5  figures.  The Kaslo-Slocan railway is to get a grant of 10.240 acres  of land to the mile, to be taken in alternate blocks along  the line of railway.  On Friday, bar silver was quoted in New York at S7jr  cents, lake copper at $11.80, and lead at $4..25@4.30.  The Toronto Empire of the 9th says: "The rev. A. J.  Reid, curate of St. Luke's church, has resigned his position as assistant to the rev. dr. Langtry, and proceeds at  the end of the month to Nelson, British Columbia, to open  up missionary work in the Kootenay district. 'I he work  has altogether to be commenced, no churches being built  or congregations organized. Mr. Reid hopes that the Woman's Auxiliary and other organizations of the church in  eastern Canada will be- ready to help him in establishing  and furnishing two or more churches or'mission rooms.  The bishop of New Westminster's English committee has  already collected ������70for building purposes."   God help us!  We can stand any number of missionaries like evangelist  Byers, but we already have more than enough of the Reid  ' 'brand.'" ���������" ;..���������" ������������������;;..,- "'���������"  Billy Wilson has gone back to Ontario for a wife; Billy  Perdue to Kettle river for cattle; Charley Sproule to the  Kootenay valley to slaughter beef and cool his throbbing  brain; John McLeod to Bonner's Ferry to imprison a town-  site jumper named Allison; George Bigelow to Revelstoke  to hurry along an in voice of socks and stockings.  Dan Dunn is getting stoop-shouldered worrying over  building the wharf at Nelson. Dan says he has never had  to overcome so many /annoying difficulties in all his 40  years experience as a contractor. He hopes to have the  wharf completed and turned over by May 10th.  Both of Nelson's assayers are on the sick list: Mr. Ellis  has been very sick with typhoid fever for over a month,  but is reported recovering: mr. Reade has a severe attack  of neuralgia, and now wishes he had studied medicine instead of assaying in his youth.  A. S. Far well and G. M. Sproat are applying for the right-  to take 200 inches of water from Cottonwood Smith creek,  to be used in irrigating their 160 acres of farm land which  adjoins the "Ward preemption" on the west. .?, ���������  J. D. Moore has filed a preemption record on 160 acres of  land adjoining the Kaslo townsite on the west. He will  plant it in potatoes, not in town-lot stakes.  '-'-The contract for installing a complete electric plant at  Nelson will be awarded next week. The estimated cost,  including flurning. the water from Cottbnwood Smith  creek and erecting the power-house, is $25,000. The system  will be in operation within 60 days.  A half interest in th bar of the Ainsworth house at Ainsworth and the whole of the furniture, etc., of that hotel is  for sale, including 50 cords of wood, 15 tons of ice, and 100  chickens. The hotel has 16 bed-roon;s and is doing a business of $75 a day; the bar is doing a business of $30 a day.  Price, $2100 cash. Apply to Thomas Trenery on the premises, or to Houston & Ink, Nelson.  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  existing between us, the undersigned, as Odell & Squire  in the town of Nelson, has this day been dissolved by  mutual consent. All debts owing the said partnership are  to be paid to Fred J. Squire at Nelson, and all claims  against the said partnership are to be presented to the said  Fred J. Squire, bv whom the same will be settled.  Nelson, April 14th, 1S92. WILLIAM L. ODELL,  Witness: FRED J. SQUIRE.  James Smart.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that- we intend to make application to the licensing board at its next sitting for a license  for a hotel at Slocan, near Columbia & Kootenay railway  crossing. ^       McGRATH & GALLAGHER.  Dated, April 21st, 1S92.  FRED J. SQUIRE,  ERCHAFT  Josephine street, Nelson, B. C.  PIAS  ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring goods will be in on first boat from Revelstoke.  PKIGBS TOSUIT THE TIMES  The-Bailor Trading Co.  BALFOUR, B. C.  A complete stock of merchandise and miners'supplies constantly on hand.    We make a specially of English  goods of direct importation.  .       J0WETT & HAIG,  Mining brokers, Eeal Estate Agents  and Commission Brokers.  NELSON AND REVELSTOKE.  Options and working bonds on good prospects wanted.  Temporary office in McDonald's furniture store.  FOR SALE.  The undersigned offers for sale an undivided one-half interest in the Nelson brick yard, with or without the brick  now manufactured. N. HOOVER.  Nelson, B. C, .April 22nd, 1892.  HAY FOR SALE.  The undersigned has about 30 tons of fine baled hay for  sale at $15 a ton, f. o. b. steamboat, at custom-house landing.  J. C. RYKERT JR.  Kootenay Lake Custom-House, April 14th, 1892.  I SKS  Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes,  Clothing, and G-ents' Furnishings.  Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT. ---Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. AGENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest Crated Water  Co.; Gooderham & Worts' Whisky.  ���������p~L____3"D  a________i______D    aaniLmo   iW anfi_M  m  BSk  TEiLIEIF'IEIOIISriE    S.  >  nwwiuuiuiar-^vmrgiJiaujMiuiJ^JiJ  # u "    tl .*i ���������* -


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