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 ^m*<Zrim?fftf*iitm&zjl  The Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  The Ores are  High-dSradc in 4ioIri,  Silver,   _opi������er,  and  E.cud.  NUMBEE 93.  NELSON, ��������� BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   APEIL   9,   1892.  $_ A YEAE  nelsons  fiicst  i_ki<:.  CARNEY & BARRETT'S STORE BUILDINGS BURNED  TO THE GROUND.  Within 15 minutes of the alarm of fire being  given early last Thursday morning, half of the  inhabitants of Nelson were congregated around  the ''consuming-mass of timbers which an hour  before had represented /Carney & Barret's store  on  east Baker street.     It appears  that, a few  gunny-sacks thrown around the stoye-pipe- had  got alight and thus set fire to the entire building;   and before the alarm could be given and  ^t=_i_���������5"-__ re coin pah y could get to work the fire in  the store  was  beyond  control.     After a hard  fight by the fire brigade, who fought like Trojans, the bain was saved from the flames ; but,  when   messrs   Carney and   Barret arrived   on  Thursday's boat from Ainsworth, all they could  see of their buildinjg was a smouldering mass of  ruins.     Everything,   including the books,   perished in the flames.   The loss, which is estimated  at betweeu $7000 and $8000, is covered by $5000  insurance in the Citizens and Quebec companies.  Messrs Carney & Barret- announce/ themselves  as very grateful for the assistance rendered by  the fire brigade;  they are making preparations  to rebuild as soon as the site can be cleared.  Too ���������.Early for Prospectors,  William Hurler*, who keeps;the pioneer store-  at Eldorado, is down from Slocan lake.   He says  an attempt is being made to get government aid  to   build a: trail from Carpenter creek   to  the  forks; and that five men are at present at work  on the old trail up the river, with the promise  from the government agent of an increased  force as soon as practicable. It is useless for  prospectors to rush into the Slocan country at  present, for it will be impossible to get onto the  hills before the middle of May, A delegation is  coming to Nelson to endeavor to get mail facilities 'friim' the postoffice inspector* when he arrives.    God help them!  The Town  of SSalfour Has BSeen Sold.  The  long  negotiated   sale of the townsite Of  Balour, on the outlet  of the Kootenay lake, has  been consummated through Pemberton & Son  of Victoria, C. W. Busk receiving for his right,  title, and interest in'the unsold portion of the  town lots the sum of $9000 cash. Mr. Husk reserved, for himself the 4-acre patch on which his  house stands; and he will supply deeds to those  who have paid a. deposit on lots on receipt of the  final payments. A Nelson business man has  purchased the Balfour store and merchandise,  and will take possession as soon as mr. Busk  returns from Victoria.  Nelson  H'ahlic School 5������ci>ort. j  Subjoined is the monthly report for-March of   j  the public school at Nelson, the names   being   |  arranged   in the order of merit:   Fourth class:  Willie McMorris, Robert McLeod, Jasper Phair*.  Third class: 'Etta. Muir, Leonard Gould, Nelson  Buchanan. Fisher Williams, Thomas Lewis,  Edna Lewis, Minnie Gould. Primer II: Leo.  Buchanan, Bay May, Dora Taylor, John Du-  hammel, Samuel Stucky. Primer .1: Sadie  Stuart, Mabel Holden, Victoria Hodson, Harry  Farley, M. Perrv, E. Holden.  The Slocan Townsite Should   he Surveyed.  The residents around Slocan lake are petitioning the government to survey the townsite and  put some lots on the market. From present  indications, it would appear that the trouble of  town lots in Nelson in its early years is going to  be repeated in the Slocan. Not until they had  been hounded and worried by an indignant populace here, did the provincial government recog  nize the rights of pioneers in the Slocan country  to the lands they had staked.    And when, finally  it was announced that the applications would be  granted it was also announced that, for no stated  reason,one of the best sites for a town had been  reserved.    This being the case, the people who  are now settling on  Slocan lake are very naturally locating on the government townsite at  Carpenter creek, and areanxious to secure title  to the parcels of ground on which they are erecting their buildings.    But, ot course, this cannot  be  procured:   nor  can any  information  as  to  when,   how,   where,  at what price,  upon what  terms or under what conditions, the lots there  will   be  sold.     The commissioner  of lands and  works has not even deigned to inform the public  when   the  ground   will   be  surveyed, and thus  remove any doubts they may have as to where  to put up a building to avoid being in the center  of a thoroughfare.    Asa natural consequence to  this arbitary treatment many are deterred from  entering the district, and those who have already  gone there are afraid to invest much money in  improvements on land to which they have no  title.    And thus  the Slocan .country is   being  harassed by a series of puerile vacillas ions worse  than   ever incensed the people of Nelson.    All  this could be avoided by an official  announcement when the site would be surveyed and the  particulars  of the  first  sale:  and  it would be:  nothing more than fair for the commissioner of  lands and works to 'comply with the request that  is  being forwarded him by the people of that;  section.    What, with the land policy of the pro-'  vincial legislature on the one side and the railroad policy of the Dominion parliament on the  other, the people of the Kootenay Lake country  are between the devil and the cleep sea.  A    B>ESIBtAB5LE   ���������___N������E.  It is reported from Victoria that the Mineral  Act is likely to be amended; and that the most  salient change is that of making claims 1500 feet  square,   the  owner   to   be   allowed  all   mineral  within his lines which a.re to extend  vertically  downward  to   Hades.    This   is   welcome  news.  There  is  nothing worse for a mining country  than unending litigation; there is no more fertile source  of trouble than  the question  of the.  ownership of mineral underground, the dips of  ledges, spurs, and all the scientific quibblings of  learned, experts; and there is no more certain  preventative of these lawsuits than  the amendment suggested.    When once it has become law  that a man  can claim  only  the mineral within  his grounds, the security of capital invested  in  .mines   will   be  increased  ten fold.    If   the end  lines  should   be   restrictive*   the  side lines certainly should.    It is just as  easy for a. mining-  company to.purchase side extensions as end extensions.    Until a claim  is developed, the prospector and the mine owner take as equal chances  as to the dip of the ledge, as now; but, with this  contemplated change, the mine owner has a perfect immunity from  interference by anyone, as  long as he keeps within his lines:  he need have  no   fear   of   being  compelled   some   day ��������� after*  thousands of dollars have been spent in development work���������to refund all  he has taken out to  some one who, by contradictory expert reports  and long-winded lawyers, has got a decision that'  the apex of the ledge  was on   his claim.    The  only stipulation necessary to  make the change  thoroughly   beneficial  is  that  tlie lines  should  conform to the points of the compass; and thus  all irregular fractions will be avoided.    If such  trouble'as the Blue Bird and Last Chanee lawsuits can be avoided in the Kootenay Lake country, the legislative assembly   may yet have an  iota of  thanks due   them.    Another suggested  amendment* concerning the  prospector is that  he will not be allowed to locate a second claim  until the assessment work has been done on his  first claim.  The  I*rice of Silver Still  B^ropping.  Bar silver was quoted in New York on the 3rd  at 86j| cents per ounce.  TIIK    LAVA*    IS   4iKi\Ti:i).  THE  NELSON & PORT SHEPPARD  WILL, BE  BUILT  THIS  YEAR.  Although the last telegrapic despathes   from  Ottawa announced it as extremely probable that  the petition  of the  Nelson  &  Fort  Sheppard  Railway company for a Dominion charter* would  be thrown out by the. railway committee,   yet  the prospect  of the road being built this year is  almost, a certainty,    D. C. Corbin, president of  the  Spokane Falls  &  Northern has decisively  stated   that   whether* or not they were able to  procure a charter with the subsidy of $3,200 a  mile attached, the promoters  of the road would  build  this year if they could get the land grant  of 10,000 acres pei mile from the provincial legislature.    A telegram from Victoria this afternoon  announces   the  fact   that the grant has    been  made, and the road may therefore be confidently  expected this summer*, any refusal of a charter  by the Dominion government notwithstanding.  Alt  a  meeting of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard  Railway Company, held in Victoria last week,  the following officers were elected:   President,  Major  Dupont;   vice-president, P. C. Dunlevy;  secretary-treasurer. H. D. Mason.    The officers  and Chas. G. Major and G. B. Wright form the  directorate,  Fatal Iftrowniii������ Accident,  The treacherous waters of Kootenay lake added two more to its list of victims on Sunday  afternoon last; and mrs. George Woods and her  adopted  child,.,miss Edith ..Holden are   missed  from the circle of Nelson's respected residents.  It   appears  that  mr. and mrs. Woods, accompanied by the child, started out in a row-boat on  Sunday morning to go up the river.on-a visit to  mr. and mrs. Shannon  who are living near 5-  liiile point.     They  arrived safely eand  after  a  pleasant visit started out to return home early  in the afternoon intending to get the benefit of  the   breeze   that  was  blowing down  the  lake.  They  had  not got  very far on their journey,  when a gust of wind, rushing down one of the  numerous gullies, struck the sail, which was unfortunately fastened to the gunwale, and before  anything could  be done, had capsized the boat,  throwing the occupants instantly into the water.  The child  was never seen again.    Mr*.  Woobs,  having climbed on top of the overturned boat,  endeavored to raise his wife from the water but  before he was able to do so, she had expired and  sunk, leaving him so exhausted and  benumbed  that it was with the greatest difficulty the shore  was reached.    Here he realized that he was too  weak to walk and was slowly crawling along on  his hands and knees when he was picked up by  John Holzeten arid brought to Nelson, in a very  precarious    condition.      Search    parties    have  been looking for* the  bodies all the week, but so  far* their  efforts   have   been   unsuccessful.    Mr.  Woods is able to be to be around once more, but  is extremely weak.   Mrs. Woods (nee McDermot)  was a native of  Elgin county, Ontario, and had  been a  resident in Nelson for two yeais; their  adopted   child   was   the   youngest  daughter  of  Isaac Holden of this place.    Great sympathy is  expressed in town for the bereaved husband and  father*. _  Blall  Mine  BSock  B������ci_ains   Unchanged.  Two shifts of men continue development work  on the main funnel of the Silver King, which is  now in 851 feci, about Ih feet being "driven per  day. The character of the ore remains unchanged. John McDonald, the secretary, left  on Tuesday for Spokane Falls to receive instructions from H. E. Oroaisdaile as to the contemplated increase of the working force.  Will Superintend  Trail   BSnildi_<>-.  The lands and works department are sending  a mr. Galbraith from Victoria to take charge of  trail building and repairing in West Kootenay  district. Of course, that gentleman has resided  in Cariboo. Cs  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  CM   SATUEDAY,  APEIL 9,   1892.  INTKIJDIM?    INTO    THE'���������, <|IJEEX'S-   15EW-KOOM.  When, in 1S40, M. Giiizot was the French embassador  to  England,   he was   upon  terms   of  friendly intimacy with  the young queen, who  was  much   entertained  and  instructed  by  the  learned diplomat's' varied and brilliant conversation.    Upon numerous occasions in. Girizot visited her* majesty at Windsor;'and there has just  been published in London a letter* written by the  embassadorto his daughter during one of these  visits.    'k The quee'n. ret ired at  11:30," wr*ites in;  Guizot.      "We  stayed  chatting  till   midnight,  when, seeking my apartment,'! lost my way in  the innumerable corriders and rooms, and, half-  opening a door which I thought was mine, Isaw  a lady, half-undressed, attended by her waiting  woman.    I closed it quickly and went on; meeting some one, .who conducted me to my room.  The next day at  dinner the queen said to ine,  laughingly, 'Do yon know that you came to my  room about midnight?'    'How, madam!'   I exclaimed;'was it your majesty's door that I half  opened?'~   'Certainly,'   and   she   recommenced  laughing, aild so did  I.     I then told her of my  mistake, which she had guessed, and I ended by-  asking permission, if ever I wrote memoirs, to  put in them how I had at midnght, in Windsor  Castle,opened .-thedoor of the chamber of the  queen of England, who was going to^ bed.    She  gave   me  permission,  laughingly,  with all her  heart:."; .'      .: . _ __________^'''' ' /" "���������/  Must Accept' American Assays.  Last  year the Anaconda   Mining   Company  took a step in advance by declining to sell copper matte in England upon English terms and  deductions, so far as the settlement was concerned, bills being .made"out and settled for at  so many pence for so many pounds of fine copper. The result was not reached without'some  grumbling on the part or English smelters, and  now mr. Haggin has made aunt her further and  radical advance in declining to sell any longer  by the Cornish assay, insisting upon., tlie wet  analysis, with the aliowance of -3- units, customary in the United States. Upon these terms  1800 tons of argentiferous matte were purchased  by a large Liverpool house last month, followed  by a second purchase of 600 tons by another  smelter. Since then large contracts, have been  made on the same basis, amounting to many  thousands of tons. It is but a step further* now  to compelling all foreign buyers to accept American assays and weights, since American mei hods  of assay and settlement are conceded. In the  present st ate of the market for furnace ma t erial  it requires the concurrence of only two or three  American producers to obtain this concession.  As is well known, some of the largest copper  miners never sell on any other* basis.  Anarchists  Ejecte<i From  France.  In accordance with the decision of the French  government to adopt most stringent measures   to   suppress   the   anarchists,   orders    for  their expulsion from France have at last been  communicated to 40 leading foreign anarchists  in Paris. No actual crime is charged, but the  authorities are'determined to prevent t hese men  from committing violence there. They are  known to be hand in glove with French anarchists and it is believed they will be far less  dangerous if driven from the country. Several  other* anarchists were warned a short time ago  to leave France, but they paid no attention to  the warning. They have been taken in charge  by the police and conducted to tlie frontier and  politely informed that their presence is undesirable. The anarchist Leon Kavachol, the sup-  Eosed leader in the recent explosions, has also  een arrested.  Practically  Settled.  Salisbury's last communication has been laid  before the senate.    In transmitting the paper to  the senate the president added to the formal  letter the statement t hat Salisbury's reply was  very satisfactory, and that he was preparing a  suitable response. The character of this response was indicated briefly in the president's  letter as being a substantial accep'ance of lord  Salisbury's tender*, wit h a few modifications that  will doubtless be arranged without difficulty.  There can be no question that the reception of  the communication largely removed any doubt  ENGINE CO  O-J1 a?o_^o_sr_?GV ontaeio.  MANUPAOTHEEES OP ALL DESOEIPTIONS OF MAEINE AND STATI0NAEY  BSritish C'olimihia  ISranch :   520 Cordova 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. ^  HOISTINGENGINES AND  SINKING  PUMPS FOR  E-Oi  of the favorable action of the senate upon the  treaty, and in fact when adjournment was had  it was the general belief that the treaty would  be ratified at once.  CO.  __UGTIO_TEERS.  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  t- ... -  Wednesday, April 2.7th  Particulars, with maps, will be issued on the loth 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. JOSHUA DAVIES, auctioneer.  NELSON, B. C.  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PRICES 0?0 SUIT T__E__3  _7IDMIIES  One of the best points for investment in the Kootenay  f. Lake country.  n order to obtain the full benefit of the coming season's  rise in values.  LOTS   AT   REASONABLE   PRICES  and oh 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 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. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  McKIMON  DEALERS  IN  E  AND  GENERAL   SVIERGHANDB  MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  SE  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.  The owners of 320 acres, including hay meadow, wish to  let the same, under an improvement lease for a number of  years. Good dwelling in*use and buildings. Particulars  may be had from Green Bros., Ainsworth, or from Cockle  Bros., Crawford's Bay. ~Vhiiimi ������rci..i ii riii������fn^inini'iiilnlwinf!?r?Ii''irtfTiwiiiif^iii if "nnyiiiili'iiidi|niT"n.i niiiiinifiiM ____!���������_ _____  .*������i*i_������iiui���������_____*________^  ^....^w^vv^^';  THE  MINEJS:������   NELSOH,   B. C,   SATUBDAY,  APEIL 9,  1892.  Will open with a complete  stock of Builder's, Shelf, and  Heavy Hardware, Iron,  Steel, Kails, Doors,  Windows, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.   Miner's Tools a specialty.   Full lines in every department.  Gor. Baker and Josephine Sts,, Nelson,  anager.  TISE    AX    ���������OV���������RE������   r������ItBft7I>STO_E.  Though bright to my heart arc some scenes in my lad time.  Which fond recollection presents to my view,  One thing I remember that brought me no glad time,  But lent to my childhood an indigo hue.  How awful when sneaking a way from my mother,  As down to the creek with my tackle j fled,  To hear father's voice,"One good turn needs another;  Come turn at. the grindstone that hangs by the shed."  The old crooked grindstone,     ' i;  The wobbling old grindstone,  The old squeaking grindstone that hung by the shed.  Ah, many's the hour I've turned it and grunted.  For it was the millstone that burdened me down;  While nuts were to gather and squirrels to be hunted  There was always an ax or scythe to be ground.     ���������  It never was oiled and was hard in the turning;  "Only grease of the elbows it needs," father said:  And the handle would often slip off without warning  And instantly tumble,-m'e heels over head.  The old dented grindstone,  That worn away grindstone,  It gathered ho moss as it hung by the shed.  "This stone," father said, "like earth, turns on its axis,  But comparison fails on the matter of force."    '  I said, "Though the speed of the earth ne'er relaxes.  I am sure it would stop 'neath those axes of yours."  The nicks they were deep in the ax or the hatchet,  And father bore on till sweat dropped from his head;  If I'd pause to put water on, then 1 would catch it;  '"'Watch the'.crank and keep on with the motion," lie said_  Oh, that old shaky grindstone,  That slow grinding grindstone,  That hard grinding grindstone that hung by the shed!  Yes, dear to my heart are some scenes of my childhood���������  The orchard, the cider, the neighbors' peach trees,  The school hours 1 pleasantly passed in the wildwood,  And the honey I stole unbeknownst to the bees.  But that circular horror, whose motion was rotary,  Today makes my anger all fly to my head,  And I'm willing to go and make oath to the notary  That I was ground dull by that stone by l he shed-  That lopsided grindstone,  That old hated grindstone,  That confounded grindstone that hung by the shed.  Closing U&owji Silver. ASilies.  The closing down movement in the nig* .mines  of Colorado owing* to the very low price of silver  at present continue.-?, and general consternation  is now prevailing   in   the  silver-producing  sections of the state.    The big Larmertine. mine in  the Idaho springs district has given the men its  ultimatum,  to  either accept a reduction  of 50  cents per day or  close down.    Henry Ii. Wol-  cott, brother of United States senator Wolcott,  of Colorado,  said  that this  company was considering the closing down  of the Last   Chance  mini-' at Creede.    The heaviest producer in that  camp, judge Hailey B. Motse, admits that he is  going to close down ail his silver properties in  Gilpin county.    Other proprietors at e considering the advisability of closing down.    The Aspen mine, at Aspen has also closed down and 900  men are thrown out of employment.    The TV1-  luride  mines in Marshall  basin, managed by J.  P. ]_. Walters, have been  shut down, throwing  out over 700 men.    Two mines at Leadville, that  formerly  paid   big dividends,  closed  the  other  da v.     The   silver   men   are discouraged   at  the  outlook.  The   I'iMiama  B -���������<.__.  Edmond Huerstel, representing vicomte Paul  Dabejac, consul-general of France has begun the  examination under oath of prominent New York  capitalists connected with the sale in 18S1 of  73,53:1 shares of Panama railroad stock to the  Universal-Inter-Oceanic- Panama Canal Company at $268.25 a share, the canal company being forced to obtain a controlling interest in the  railroad company as the latter had an exclusive  right of transit across the isthmus of Panama.  The French  courts  charge  that  the  deal was  effected between DeLesseps and certain stock  holders of the railroad company, by which a  very excessive figure was paid' for the railroad stock. Fraud and breach of trust are  charged. Among those interested in the deal  in New York are Drexel, Morgan & Co., J. & L.  Seligman & Co., Winslow.-'Lanier & Co., also  representing the canal company; Russell Sage.  Samuel O. Thompson, Henry S. Leverich, and  F. Leland, who owned the railroad stock that  was transferred. The examination was private,  but the evidence will be made public when all is  taken.  N. N, COLE & CO.  -w"i:rsr:_Nr:__?:__ gj-_  Mr. A. D. Emory, representing the  above firm, will be in Nelson on or  about cApril 1st with a full and complete assortment of spring and summer samples.   Wait for him.  N. N. COLE &.- CO.  "WIIST 1ST X IP __] <3-_  TIIV1E   CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  !==_  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Co. Ld.  Are now Ennning their Steamers ��������� on Kootenay  Lake and Columbia Eiver as follows:  The fast and elegant STEAMER NELSON will  leave Nelson at i A. M. on Monday and 'I hursday for Bonner's Ferry, calling at Ainsworth and Pilot Bay, arriving  at Bonner's Ferry the same evening. Returning, leaves  Bonner's Ferry at i 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   BCI.EBS    KOIJTE:  The fast STEAMER LYTTON loaves 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.  . F. Teetzel  Co.  DEALERS  IN  CHEMICALS.  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WBBOLKSALE     DEALERS'    IIV - CIGAKS.      BCA.ftlONB*  SEWBXtt    MA���������BI_\ES; Itf   STOCK.  Gor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  LANDSCAPE  PHOTQ&RAPHEES.  Views of allthe best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the Kootenay district.    Also, always  on hand a stock of  MIEE0E3, PICTUEE  MOLDINGS,   STEEL EN-  GEAVING-S, ETCHINGS, AND PH0T0-  GEAVUEES,  WEST   BSAKEK   STBKEET,         NELSOtf,   K. ���������.  GILKER~& WELLS"  B*oKtoilicc  Store,   Nelson,   fig.  ���������.  AND GENTS' FUENISHING- GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL   LINES  OK  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  m  TO  The Cheapest Place to Buy Stoves, Tinware, etc.,  and to go for any kind of copper, tin,  and sheet-iron work is  W. KIRKUP'S, Houston-Ink Block,  :i_t:__:__so:i_t, _3_ c_  M  ���������*1  'ffi  I  I  'If  ill  ���������il  I  I  ''���������>������  ���������s?5S  m  m  ���������fat  ';������  ii  m  '���������piL  m  ?Av*fcm-:.^^^ ,V*J  A', i i  iv r  I t  *  >  IP  j. i  jv      i  THE   MINER:    NELSON,   E.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  9,  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, AxVd will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months ������1.50, six months $2.50, one y6ar$4.  Contract Advertisements .will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month.   A  1 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' ip, weight' of child is given; if  weight is not given $1 will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from $lto $10--accord-  ing to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock. <  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  ��������� ���������    .-,'.,���������' ������������������������������������.."' ft': ��������� ������������������:.-'���������  "' ��������� Kl)ITO'_IAIi';.'''KE_AKK!4.-' "  The information, though not official yefe seemingly well grounded and authentic, which has  just been received from Ottawa to the effect  that the petition for the Nelson & Foi-t Sheppard  railway charter will be thrown out,' is a cogent  proof of the absurdity of the present system oi!  railroad legislation���������of allowing a body of men  far awav back east on the  banks of the '.Grand-  ���������      V ....  river, many of whom .have never  been west of  ':���������*���������'���������  the Rockies, to dictate to a section they have  never seen on a commercial question they know  not hing  about.     The   reasons 'given   are  those  used two years ago when the quest ion first came  before the house and when a jabbering crowd of  narrow-gauge business men on the coast, ably  seconcled   by  a  mercenary philandering press,  protested in language moie forcible than logical  and in phrases inore lengthy than grain, mat ical,  against allowing any railroad communication to  the south���������claiming that it would sap the profit  from Canada's commerce to fatten the speculators of the United States.    The coast people are  now   arguing   in   favor*   of   the   charter   being  granted  as strongly as  they  objected  before;  but   the   Dominion   government   remains   unchanged.     They claim   that   to  allow a direct  railroad.from the Kootenay lake country to the  United States  would be to foster a scheme that  would divert traffic from  its natural route   to  the seaboard into American channels���������to build  up cities in Washington at the expense of British Columbia, and that it  would be to father a  policy that might fan into a flame the desire for  annexation.    In using fallacies of this kind the  people  at Ottawa are merely displaying their  ignorance.    They are merely publishing the fact  that they know absolutely nothing of this country's needs.    They do not  realize  that the one  thing needful for the development of this district is direct rail communication with the large  centers of the east   and west and that in their  fear of doing the States the least possible good  they are  doing Canada   the  greatest  possible  harm.    They are stunting the growth of one of  the  richest  mineral sections on   the   continent  lest the very nation who  have subscribed most  of   the   capital   already  invested   in   our   mines  should reap an iota of extraneous profit.    They  cannot see that as  long as Canadian merchants  have the tariff in their favor*, they have nothing  to fear from American competition���������that,'as long  as goods can be shipped in bulk, for every dollar  the Nelson <fc Fort Sheppard would lake to Spokane and Chicago, it would take 20 to Victoria  and   Montreal.      But.   the   transportation   is  a  minor detail:  it is the shipment of ore into the  States from this country that the Dominion government  appear  to   wish   to most particularly  avi They   appear   desirous   of   letting   the  va: .   mineral resources  of  the Kootenay  Lake  countrv  lie  dormant  until   the  eastern   Cana  dians summon up enough enterprise to erect  the necessary works to handle them; they  ��������� would paralyze the commercial activity of this  section of the Dominion for the benefit of the  inossbacks of the eastern provinces. In plain  language the people at Ottawa would sacrifice  their younger sister on the western shore for  the benefit of the family back east.  a  a  it  n  .i  it  it  i i  d i  ii  it  ii-  t i  .'.*'*It is impossible, in view of the present political crisis in Germany and the attitude of the  reiehstag, hot to think of what the grim old  exile from Berlin must be thinking about on  one side, and the truculent young ingrate, who  so unceremoniously kicked down the ladder bv  which the Hohenzollerns climbed to the(loftiest  throne in Europe, on the ot her. Frederick the  Great is said to have on one occasion affirmed  his fait h in the ancient proverb that revenge is  a dish fit for the gods.: If Bismarck is of the  same opinion he must feel that at last he is feasting on ambrosial food with copious draughts of  nectar to boot. V  PROPRIETOR OF THE  _?IO_ST__ZE]_E_  AND  Corner BliilT 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 district.  WILL CONTRACT TO CARRY PASSE_TQERS  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN  NELSON.  Stove and Cor.dwood for Sale.  NELSON  & Feed  LL1AM  W1LSO  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 in rear of Postoffice; Office with Wilson  & Perdue.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Go,  Nelson  and  Bevelstoke,  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 BSsiilding, Josephine Street.  ill Co. Ltd.  ......     ���������       ���������������������������...    ...   i  Yard:   At end of Flume.  Mill:   Two Miles South of Nelson.  Manufacture  Tlie mill lias a capacity of 20,000 feet a day.  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. _T. R0LPE, Secretary.  Office/ToIsonblook>  umce&\End of Flume.  Telephone 2.  ,'"  _.___:__  Kootenay Lake Sawmill  WILLBE REMOVED A_D REBUILT  at Kaslo  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 present site  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 15th, 1892. ������.  ������>.  BUCHANAN.  The Davies-Sayward  awmill Company  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PBICB  LIST  (DELIVERED AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,   OR   BALFOUR).  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M  $32 00  No. 2         "        6 inch,     "       27 00  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       "        32 00  No. 2        "       Cinch,       "  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  koij<;;ii.  No. 1 common, per M $20 00  No. 2        " "           15 00  Culls, "     12 00  Shingles, " .-.      4 50  MOLIMNCIS.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2^@10c  .   Mills at fl_lot Bay, _Lootenay _alie.  S. 0. Spalding,   .   ,   .    Manager  K. F. PEKRY, Agent at Nelson.  BKEJUNEK <& WATSON, Agents at Alias worth.  \ i Mi? iy*-  J   *���������  ���������i.S'jfv  '*��������� ��������� ������������������TitYS'  i*.'W"<_J  Lli-j'-'Vifrt THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.  OT SATURDAY,  APRIL  9,  1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner.    Notary Public.  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. CORNER BAKER AND JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  Telephone 2_.  c*3  Loans negotiated on  Nelson property. Collections made. Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town lots,  lands,  and mining claims handled on commission.  THE    LAST   BABY   STAB.  The new star about which so much interest is  being taken, as in the ease of a brand-new baby,  has not yet been photographed in :_J.ew York. It  is not very often that a new.star comes, and  hence astronomers all over the world are watching the latest arrival with the greatest interest.  At Cambridge over 1000 pictures have already  ..'b.en taken of the new object, including some  30,000 additional of the heavens in general. It  may be, after all. that the new star is a temporary one. If that is the case it would be a  doubly interesting circumstance.    A temporary  star is usually one in which the illumination is  largely  due  to  hydrogen   gas,   and  as  such is .  largely atmospheric.     Certain  analyses of  the  spectrum of the  new star have already tended  to confirm this hypothesis.   If this new star is  merely temporary it will soon pass away and  may never return.    Thus science has fully determined that not even the stars are eternal, as  tHe poet sings.    A temporary star is one which  suddenly flashes up, gains a vivid maximum in a  short time,.and' gradually and effectually disappears, leaving nothing to mark the spot where it  once shone as the pride of the heavens.    There  are 18 such examples known to science.   Among  these is the noted "stranger star"���������supposed by  many astronomers to be the "Star of Bethlehem"  ���������in  Cassiopeia, discovered by Tycho Bra he in  1572.    For  three   weeks   it    burned   with  great  ^brightness.    First it was white, then ruddy, then  pale, with a vivid cast.    In two years it was suddenly extinguished.     It has  never   reappeared  although it is again expected in 1902.    Similar  experiences were noted in 1601, and many years  since, in 1848,  there was another notable illustration.     In   1866  a  star   of   the  second  magnitude   suddenly   blazed    in   the   constellation.'  of   the   Northern    Crown.     It   flashed   a   brilliant   orange,   then    white.      It    declined     in  about ninety-four days.    In 1876 a star suddenly  appeared near Cygni,   burning a bright golden,  then a tinge, then a dull blue.    Nearly all these  stars   have   shown   that  they   were  composed;  largely of hydrogen gas, by spectrum analysis���������  that is, they were largely atmospheric.    There  are many interesting hypotheses as to the. cause  of temporary stars.    Some contend   that   they  are the result of violent  collisions in space between   stars   or*   meteorites.    At   any   rate   the  matter is largely as yet beyond the development  of practical asti onomy, and perhaps one theory  is just as good as another.    If this last appearance in the heavens is a hydrogen star there is a  strong possibility that it is one of those strangely  interesting  temporary  stars.    As  a   matter   of  fact,   it   may  have  already  disappeared.     The  same thing might,  with equal force,  be said of  any star in  the heavens.    According to  recent  computations  it  takes  light,   travelling at the-  rate of 192,000 miles a second, over* four years to  travel   to us from  the nearest star.    Now that  star may have ceased to exist quite four years  ago, and the last beam of light is shed before it  flickered  and  went   out  is   as  yet on the way.  Then, suddenly it will be known that the star is  dead.    But,   in   reality,   it was dead four years  ago.    It may be the same with the new star.  The World's Tallest   Building.  The new temple soon to be built in Chicago by  the Odd Fellows of the state of Illinois is to be  one of the most imposing structures of its kind  in the United States and the tallest building in  the world. Rising to a height of 556 feet, the  tower will be visible at a distance of 60 miles,  and every available foot of space will be utilized. Upon the ground floor the area covered  will be 43,000 square feet, and the total area enclosed by the various floors, exclusive of walls,  partitions, corridors, etc., will be something over  350,000 square feet. Twenty stories of the building will be included in the main structure, while  the tower is to be 14 stories high, and, like most  of the rest of the building, w ill be devoted to  offices, 18 elevators and 4 stairways giving access  to the topmost floor*. Five floors of the building  are to be devoted to lodge rooms and public halls,  among the latter being a drill hall with an area  of 8000 square feet.  A Rich Strike of Ore in the Okanogan Country.-  "Jim" Wardner and several other mining men  recently purchased for a very small price the  famous  Black Bear and War  Eagle mines on  Palmer mountain, in the Okanogan district, and  now a letter has been received by one of the  owners of the mines in question, stating that a  tremendously rich strike^ had been madel    The  ore  is identical in character with that  of  the  famous Idaho mine in Grass Yalley, California.  The gold in the ore is in its native state, and the  rock assays from $20,000 to $50,000 per ton.  The  strike was made in the 100-foot level, about 110  feet west of the main shaft on the Black Bear  mine.    About half a ton of the ore had been run  through the mill at the time the letter was written but no clean-up had been made.    Only three  shots had been fired off since the rich ore was  uncovered and this half ton was extracted, some  of the pieces weighing forty pounds and upward.  A mining man of experience who saw the ore  said it would  run 5 per* cent in gold.    The last  payment on the mine was made only a few days  ago in   Seattle, and  doubtless  the parties who  sold   out  will   feel  like  kicking  themselves  on  learning the above facts.  w. J.  WILSON.  VV.  PERDUE.  ERDUE  PROPRIETORS  OF  NELSON AND AINSWORTH.  Will contract to supply mining- companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  Are also running a  _?___o__: _?_R,__.I_nT  between the railroad and Slocan lake, and will contract to  forward prospectors' supplies from Nelson to tlie  mouth of Carpenter creek.  Kelson   Office   and   Market,   11   East   Baker   Street.  Asnstvorth   Market,   Sna-ague   Street.  R. 0. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  M ETA LLUR GIST,   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.  BANK OF  ���������.11 _TAtL (all paid up), $13,000,000  REST,        .       ���������.'���������������������������' .        . 0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,   Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,..  E. S. CLOUSTON,......... ..   President   Vice-President  .....General Manager  NELSON BEANCH, 13 EAST BAKEE STEEET.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling 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.  RITISH COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  $3,000,000  1,100,000  CAPITAL <j>J������i<l Ul>>, <������<������00,000  (With power to increase.)  RESEBtVE EIJS!*,   ������220,000      .  _3_R,____src__E_us =  Victoria, B. C San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWi stminster,B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: (JO 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 Ba*ik of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  o_?_������:_sr  -j'O-E.  _3XJSi_sr_iiss-  This bank is now open for business.    Temporary office in  J. Fred Hume's store, East Vernon street.  s___"vi_src_rS iD__i_p____F_T_\_:-_i_sr_?_  Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits.  KOOTENAY  DEPOSIT  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.  ������E!.EBA_   AUEXCY ;'  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  I  m  til  _  ���������ft I  ���������Si  ��������� m  M  '������!  ������������������fi  I  .1  ���������M  : _  : -A  ;'v*  jj^i   .; ���������  ttut^vv  li^M^PS^ THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   APEIL  9,   1892.  LAND   NQT8CES.  Notice is hereby given that (JO. 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 two and one-half miles east 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 south bank of Kootenay river,���������thence cast  following the sinuosities of the shore line, of Kootenay  river to the place of commencement: containing 1(50 acres  more or less.   ���������' CHARLES E. TAYLOR,  Nelson, February 24th, 1892.   R. F. i.JERRV.     *' '    ":"���������  Notice is hereby given that 00 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 placed upon the east bank, of Slocan river,' said post  being about _ miles from the mouth of Slocan river, thence  running east 40 chains-, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40; chains.' thence following the meanderings of  the river to the place of commencement; containing 1G0  acres mure or less. , RICHARD STUCKE Y.  Nelson, January 19th, 1S92.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of hinds 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. Hod gin's S. E.  corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence 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 100 acres more or less.  ARTHUR E. HODGINS.  ^Nelson, December 15th, 181)1.;  Notice is hereby given that GO days afterdate 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 A. Sloan and 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 eastern boundary of the Columbia & Kootenay Railway Company's block 12, thence east 80 chains, thence north. 40  chains, thence west following the.meanderings of the outlet to point of commencement; containing 320 acres more  or less. CHARL_S A. SLOAN.  ������������������������������������-.'.' HENRY P. JACKSON.  Balfour, B. C, 19th February, 18J2.       <  "Notice is hereby given that GO days after date T 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 B. H. Lee's S. VV. corner post, about high  watermark on north bank of Kootenay river, about'*, miles'  east of the town of .Nelson, thence north 80 chains, thence  east SO 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 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 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; containing 1G0 acres more or less. W. N. ROLFE.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  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 ..Kootenay river, at the outlet, thence south  40 chains thence west 40 chains to the cast, lino 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. T. LEE PETERS.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1S92.  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  80 chains west, thence 20 chains north, thence east (following the banks of the river) to initial stake: containing 1G0  acres more or less. N _IL McLEAN.  Dated, February 20th, 1S92. M. C. MONAGHAN.  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 J. I). Townley's northeast corner, planted  on the south shore of the Kootenay river about500 feet east  of the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway where  same crosses the Kootenay rapids, thence 20 chains south,  thence SO 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 lo tlie place of commencement; containing 1G0 acres more or less, excepting  right.of wav of railroad company in area claimed.  Nelson, February 19th, 1892. J. D. 'lOWNLEY.  Notice is hereby given that GO days after date I intend  to applyto 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 the shore of  the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 1G0 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 GO days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands a.iid 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, on 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 .chain's, thence east SO  chains following shore of Kootenay lake to initial stake;  containing' 1G0 acres more or less. F. G. CHRISTIE.  Revelstoke, B. C, February 19th, 1892.  " -".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 in ado application for a ero^wn 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 GO days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, 'March 10th, 1892,  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  existing between lis, 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 said  G. & N. Aldous, bv whom the same wilt be settled.  Nelson, March 12th, 1892. G.M.LINDSAY,  Witness:   .-- N. W. ALDOUS,  ,; James Neeland. GEORGE W. ALDOUS.  DISSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, doing 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 28!h, .1892.  Witness: HUGH MADDEN,  John Houston. THOMAS MADDEN.  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 Sth, 1892. .-   <  /_*  -sir -  ���������*-$  Notice is herebj* 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.  AMMOXITK   TfiftE-  NEW    EXPLOSIVE.  The qualifie at ions ammonite the new explosive  claims to possess are complete safely in conjunction  with Mn explosive force slightly exceeding  that'of dynamite of the first quality.    Ammonite is described as consisting of pure ammonium  nitrate and nitro-naphfhaline, the two ingredients being thoroughly dried, ground, and afterwards incorporated it: heated edge runner mills.  It is  then  sifted   and fitted into   metallic   cartridge cases of various sizes, which effectually  protect  it  from    the   absorption   of   moisture.  These   cases  are   completely    water tight,   and  may consequently be immersed in water for an  indefinite tune.   The successful use of ammonite  depends on the employment, of this water-tight  case, which, it appears,  is the invention  of the  late M. Fa vier.   W het her in large or small quantities, the charges of ammonite are invariably  made up in these cases.    If tons were supplied,  the  whole  would   be  contained   in   such  cases,  There is some variation  in size.    The favorable'  and usual .size, however, is a case 8A- inches long,  containing 4 ounces   of   ammonite,  the empty  cases weighing 17}: ounces.    The case is of soft  white metal, very closely resembling, on a large  scale, the tubes in  which  artists use oil colors,  the main difference being that the small neck  which carries  the screw cap in the artist's oil  color tube is here closed   up without opening,  being cut: open when required for use, while the  large  base,  instead of being closed in a folded  edi^e like the oil tube preserves its cylindrical  form, and is closed with a screw cover,  waxed  and made water tight.   As to-character and softness of metal, the oil  paint tube and ammonite  case closely resemble each other.    The principle  on which safety is secured by ammonite is that  it can only be tired by a detonator of mercury.  The material may be burned freely in a, furnace,  when it melts and smokes and gradually consumes, and it may be struck to any extent without ignition of any kind, whether iron or any  Other substance, is used. When fired by its own  detonator, explosion is communicated from case  to case, even when an interval of perhaps an  inch is left between them, the fact appearing to  be that ammonite, like wet gun-cotton, requires  a certain sort of wave impulse to bring about  its explosion, but when that wave is imparted,  it explodes readily.  Sulo  the  Anns  of S)m*Jc  Sami.  Notice from Buenos Ay res states (hat admiral  Walker was the bearer of a happy proposal  which insured the settlement of the questions  between the Argentine Republic and theUnited  States. This is 'supported: by the subsequent  post-prandial speeches by the American minister, secretary of legation, and the American .  ������������������officers' there. At "first the Argentine govern-  merit declined to hold their- war ships at the disposal of the United States, but the government  has now accepted in principle admiral Walker's  generous   offer of   United   States protection  in  case the Argentine Republic becomes involved  in   boundary  questions  with   Chili and  Brazil,  and of protection against foreign interference if i  the Argentine��������� Republic attempts to cancel  her  foreign obligations. Brazil, desiring to rescind I he  reciprocity treaty,   which was obtained, as the  Brazilians declare,  under promises  which have  not been  fulfilled,   has  now  been  thrown  over  by the   United   States.     Chili   inighf,   perhaps,  have    been    attacked   through   the    Argentine  Republic*   while  funds  .would   be  advanced  to  Peru   to-- enable  her  to   pay  Chili   the  Tacnah ;  Arica  indemnity, the consideration for this being the  excellent and easily defensible port of  Chimbote, which is to be urged as readily available as a United States naval station.    This is  part of secretary Blaine's ambitious programme ;  to  destroy   European   influence  in   the   South  Atlantic and Pacific, in order to secure a gOod  card   for  a  presidential   election.    The  present  moribund Argentine government does not rep- :  resent  the feeling of the most valuable class of  public opinion, in  that it- has accepted a semi-  protectorate  from   the  United   States  government.    However,  it  insists that it  gives absolutely   nothing,   and   has   only   accepted   that  which binds the United States,.and not Argentine.    It is alleged that admiral Walker has also  been negotiating with Uruguay.  Ifttt$_r_i_g Mexican ��������� War Trophies.  The joint resolution favorably reported by rnr.  Sherman from the senate committee on foreign  relations, and which subsequently passed the  senate without opposition February 17th, requesting the president to return to the republic  of Mexico 21 battle-flags, now in the museum of  the U n i t ed S ta tes m i 1 i t ai *y academ y. w h i eh w e re ������������������.;  captured by the army of the United States during the late war with Mexico, seems to meet  with  general public approval.    Scattered over  the ground at West.Point   are a  considerable  number of  cannon���������not  ordinary  cannon,   but'  large pieces of the finest bronze and workmanship, bearing, first, the royal arms and motto of  Spain, with date and place of casting; and sec- :  ond, inscriptions indicating that they were captured about the year 1821 from the armies   of  Spain by the Mexican patriots in their final successful  struggle,   after  11  years  of   bitter   and  bloody  warfare for  political independence and  emancipation 'from foreign domination.   As such  these cannon   have a great historical  value for  Mexico, and are as dear to every Mexican as are  the cannon captured from the British forces in  their war  for  independence at Stillwater  and  Yorktown  to  the American people.    They are,  moreover, memorials of the example and policy  of the   United   States,   under  tlie   influence   of  which a neighboring country and people made  enormous  sacrifices   to   establish   a  republican  form of government,- and so cooperated  to  affirm  the ''Monroe Doctrine," that   none of the  powers   of  the  old   world  shall   interfere  with::  those of the new.    It was a discreditable thing,  therefore, in the -first instance, to remove these  cannon from Mexico after tlie termination of the  war with that country, and it is discreditable to  have so long delayed in making reparation.  ���������!���������������  If _l^T ������������������_,  s-_*_  =  l*i "���������  ������������������r_���������--rrrrj���������3-  ST" V^T^i j'I V - ������-������������������"  .���������-���������������������������'V ^-wr*- -"f^T.  ._ "i i *���������     V " ��������� ������ u *  ���������\.*  '.A   ������.'  ���������J"5    i      ���������  ������ i THE  MBTEJR:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  9.   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor. ,  The Madden is Centrally Located*  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T ___ 3_5      T ABL ^  is supplied with everything in tile niarket, 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,  .nelson; is. c.  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 c    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,  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.  M ALONE   a-   TKECilLLUS ,. PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   IS. C.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  <_oo<I Table; Good Beds; Hyas-Close Liquors.  THE   LAST   <_BIN3<:SE   OOOGE.  There is a statement that the Chinese have discovered a new method of getting into the Unit ed  States which nothing can stop.  Itis to 'the effect  th^t our present treaty with Great Britain provides that every British subject shall be given  free entry and right of residence in. the United  States,   irrespective   of   race,   creed,   or   color.  Acting   on   this,   it   is   reported   that  several  /Chinese got naturalized as Englishmen on Vancouver Island,  and presenting these papers at  the   border���������.place-not given ��������� were  admitted.  This view ������of the case, if correct,  would place  Canada  in  the position  of door-keeper .'of. the  United  States all along the northern frontier,  with the privilege of charging the Chinese who  seek to enter $50 per head.    If in need of funds,  the Dominion might raise the admission fee to  any suui it pleased.    A diligent search has not  been   able to disclose any  treaty  with   Great  Britain in the terms stated.    But even if there  Was, the act of congress excluding the Chinese  would set it aside.    It has been repeatedly decided by the supreme court of the United States  that an act of congress is tlie last expression of  the  national will, and  that any act or treaty  which preceded it-is'abrogated in so far as if  may happen to conflict with it.    This is also the  rale in .England, which proceeds on the notion'  that no parliament can  bind the nation  for a  term of years to a proposition that might prove  to be injurious or detrimental.    A similar claim  to that above presented was set up in the federal courts at San Francisco in the case of Chinamen who had been born  in Hongkong and asserted that, they were Englishmen, but justice  Field of the supreme, .court of California made  short work of the contention.    He held that the  prohibition ran against Chinese wherever born.  But there is enough in this Canadian back door,  even without the late alleged developments to  make it clear to any unprejudiced thinker, that  nothing  but  complete  and  absolute  exclusion  will solve this Chinese quest ion.    It is as certain  as anything can be that if the Chinese invasion  ���������for'iris that and nothing else���������cannot lie stopped by legislation, other lines of action will have  to   be"   adopted.    No  civilized   country  in    the  world would allow itself, to the injury of its own  citizens, to be overrun by a barbarian horde.  Ciiarantee Mesi Their Salaries Against Loss of Work.  A unique plan of insurance is being given  a  trial in Kansas City. Its purpose is to insure salaries and in the event of the person  being unexpectedly  thrown  out of  employment  he   receives,   weekly   or   monthly,   the   amount   for  which he is insured until he secures another position.    If he fails in that the company will pay  his salary for six  months, but that is the limit  of time for which it will give a guarantee.    One  of the provisions of the policy is that the insured  will use every, reasonable effort to proem e employment, and in this he will  be assisted by the  local agents of the company, which is a Baltimore  concern,   inasmuch  as   the benefit ceases  when a new situation is obtained.    Another provision  which is necessary to prevent the total  collapse of the idea is that the insured will not  wilfully commit  acts to   procure   his discharge  from  the position   he occupies.    It  is  not   proposed to insure laboring men or mechanics who  work  for  daily   wages,   but   clerks  or  salaried  officials who have a stared weekly or monthly  compensation.    The rate is oneper cent annually  of the salary of the insured, and no policy  will  be written for less that $15 or on a basis of less  than $1500.    This-plan originated with John M.  Crance, who was one of the leaders in accident  insurance in this country, and  it is  backed by a  company which has over $2,000,000.    The   idea  has been a success in Europe.    The purpose is to  protect young men and men  of family who are  dependent on salaries, in   cases of loss of situation   by  assignment, consolidation,  dissolution  and discharge, but no benefit will be paid where  a man loses  his  place by any willful act, and  when he is once out of a job no "soldiering" will  be allowed.    He  must  try   reasonably hard to  find  a new  place,  but if   he  cannot  his salary  goes on for six months just the same.    The plan  in many points is similar to that of the accident  insurance, but of course precaution will betaken  to prevent the company from being swindled.  Top Notch of   B 'asscnger Speed.  The world's record for fast railroad running,  which has been held since last August by the  Philadelphia & Reading road, when one of its  engines ..made a mile in 39 4-5 seconds, has been  beaten by the same road; with a big compound  high-speed passenge^.ocomotive built for the  Central railroad of New Jersey in Philadelphia.  On February 26th it made a. mile west of Bound  Brook in 39^ seconds, equal to a rate of 90.7  miles'an hour. The engine hauled four passenger coaches on this burst of speed, and the time  was carefully taken by two persons with stop  watches. Careful observations were taken of  the workings of the engine, and its makers say  that it is capable of 100 miles an hour if a stretch  of track can be found which will bear such a  speed.  Corner West "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 are 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.  B.  CRADDOCK  PROPRIETORS  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINERS   AND  M5NING   MEN.  RATES   $1.50   AND   $2.50   A   DAY.  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets.  NELSOX, 15. ������;.  The   Silver   B4ing   is   in   it  for   the.   Season   of  1S<>2.  Tlie   Table  will   !>e  BliiKiiri������as.se<I.   tfcuiet  and  Well-Jellied   tltih   BCooms.  No Liquors and Oigars but the Best,  JOHNSON   &   SVSAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  IELSON.  Rates $3 and $4 a. day. Hot and cold water; electric  bells; billiard and club rooms; baths. All appointments  tirst-class. E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  1  m  i  I  -J  :&.  A- 8  THE ;V^Ri-'y1mA0w/R< 0.,  SATURDAY,  APRIL 9,  1892.  4  4  si  ���������'($  \>:  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  and compare Prices.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and II East Vernon Street, NELSON, B.C.  SMALL   -NUtiGETS". OF   NEWS.  Postoffice inspector Fletcher is expected in  shortly'to establish a money-order at Nelson.  The Kootenay Mining Development Syndicate  has been formed in London, England. Among  the local directors, is W.Pellew Harvey, of  Golden.  There is no regular mail service at present up  Toad mountain. Mr. Malloy being away up  Slocan, aijd the journey over the trail at present  is no fun.  Government agent Fitzstubbs has gone to  Kaslo to investigate the claims of the people  there for a trail to the mines.  The following notaries public have been appointed for the Kootenay lake country: John  L. Retallack of Ainsworth and E. Percy Whally  of Eldorado City, Slocan. -     .  The second small boat arrived down the Columbia last Wednesday. The water in the upper  river has hot risen at cilTduring the last week.  E. C. Carpenter and E. Percy Whally have  gone to establish their respective businesses at  Eldorado City.  The town lots in the Hoover addition owned  by the. Vancouver syndicate have been removed  from the market; they are expected to be on  sale again by the 1st of June.  W. R. Chestney, has arrived in town and  started up in business in a tent on Baker street  as an architect. ��������� -  The fire company did well at Carney & Barret's  fire, considering they are amateurs; but a little  practice would do them no harm.  The bank of Montreal has removed to its permanent office in the Mara building on the corner of Stanley and Baker streets.  John F. Ward, the pioneer hotel man of Nelson, has announced his intention of putting up a  first-class house on his property on the comer  of Ward and Vernon streets.  E. E. Phair has rented a Scimple room in the  Tolson block for the accommodation of his commercial guests.  The marked map of Nelson that has just been  issued showing the lots that are to be sold at the  coming government sale reveals a sad state of  affairs for,intending investors. With the exception of about half a dozen good lots there is not  one that is fit for anything but a toboggan slide  or a granite quarry.  The bank rate of exchange in Nelson has been  reduced from a half to a quarter of one per cent.  The Tecumseh hotel had an opening dance on  Thursday evening and is now open for business.  Brown &;Yates are the proprietors.  Oscar Soderberg, formerly a part owner of the  Kootenay house, has gone up the Slclcan to start  a hotel. '���������',������������������'  ' There has been two or three flurries of snow in  Nelson this week, and the weather is once more  decidedly chilly.  Provisions has been madein the fiscal estimates  for the coming year for the appointment of a  government assayer at Nelson, but it is not  known who is to get the billet.  John Scooley has resigned as constable on account of a difference with Napoleon Fitzstubbs.  Mr*. Fitzstubbs will find it no easy task to get as  good a successor.  Personals:    Harold Selous has returned from  his winter holiday on the coast, bringing with  him a copious supply of maps with which he is  providing the town.    R. E. Lemon returned last  Sunday to prepare for another summer's rustling.    John   Houston   will   remain   in   Victoria  about another week.    T. J. Lendrum is a making a flying trip to Spokane on mining business;  mr. Retallack is holding his place down during  his absence.    H. F. Clifton came in on last Sunday's train assist mr. Daly in the bank of British  Columbia here.    G. B. Wright and Joe Fletcher-  have returned from Victoria to their old stamping grounds at Ainsworth. . Claud S. F. Harnber  who has been confined to his bed for nearly a  week by a low fever is convalescing.  Steal Estate Changing Hands.  A few small real estate transactions have  taken place in Nelson during the past week. J.  McLeary sold lot 6 in block 6, a 30-foot on Baker  street, to J. R. Robertson, a Victoria capitalist,  who paid $1100 for it. Mr. McLeary,the same day,  paid J. H. Matheson $1050 for the east half (25-  feet) of lot 5 in block 1 on Vernon street. "Jim"  Bell has sold lot 2 in block 6, on Baker street,  for $1600 cash. Richard Blundell was the purchaser*. "Tom" McGo vern has sold lot 8 in block  8, (30 feet) on east Baker street, to W.H. Redmond, .commercial traveler for Ames, Holden &  po.; consideration���������sufficient to compensate him  for his losses in.the Spokane National Bank failure. Alfred Tregillus sold lot 1 in block 12, a  30-foot corner on Baker and Kootenay streets,  for $2000, Richard Blundell beiug the purchaser.  Ain.swoi'llt Bud pro vein cuts.  G. B. Wright, has  been appointed managing  director of the Ainsworth Land & Improvem. nt  Company.    The company contemplate  several  improvements in their town in additiou to the  wharf which is now being constructed; among  these being water works with ample power to  guard the town agoinst fires. Overdue payments on lots may be made to mr. Wright, who  will furnish deeds. /  ~W\ _R,_ CHESTJSTET  ARCHITECT.  Plans furnished on application and estimates given free.  West Baker street-, end of bridge.  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 or" Kootenay lake, opposite-  the Balfour house, then-jo south GO 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. JED RAUCH.  Balfour, Aptil 2nd, 1892.  AINSWORTH LAND Sk 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 lo G. B. WRIGHT,  Ainsworth, April 7th, 1S92. Managing director.  LOST. ~ ~~  Lost on Tuesday of last week bet ween Vernon and Silica  streets the cape of an overcoat. Finder returning same to  this office wJSl receive #2 reward.  Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes,  Clothing, and (rents' Furnishings,  Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  WHOLESALE DEPAETMEKT.���������Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. AG-ENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest iErated Water  Co.; Grooderham & Worts' Whisky.  **s  _  1.  tm  r__3__._������3_p_E_:o_sr_i3  s.  '':l}%Aly{.S^r,.^\'  ^^'^Kt^iF^F^^^y^\v:^.A. u >^^\vtfk__________^ -^^ -'^*-������*^ *^VJr. ���������w-r^^o-.W^v;:!- .,���������*���������*.-���������. ftp. t-s  mi  ��������������� ������  5-i- ���������������.������  * -  .f- r   _!������������������* ��������� ft,   :  ^k"  "V-     ������������!-"  v-4,v -O;  ������  Si. ii _ .1  ^a.i ��������� ���������������������������*���������._:_'_'������

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