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The Miner Apr 2, 1892

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 raq______"K!__rB_T_8_������w_n_^  .���������Ai}A.  The Mines in  Kootenay are Among  tlic it i chest  in  America.  _  The Ores are  High-^rade in 4it>Ul,  Silver,  Copper,  and  Lead.  NUMBEE 92.  NELSON,   BBITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   APEIL   2,   1892.  $���������,A YEAE  ������OOI������ '-NEWS-   FOK   KELSON.  THE   CANADIAN   PACIFIC ABB   GOING   TO   BUILD  THROUGH   CROW'S   NEST.  Authentic inform at ion  has  been at. last received in Vancouver that the Canadian Pacific  Railway  Company have officially .notified  the  government at Ottawa that it is their intention  to begin construction through the Crow's Nest  pass at |t very early date.    This means the extension of their line now built beyond Fort McLeod, on through the Crow's Nest pass to the  Kootenay Lake country and thence through the  fertile   valleys   of the   Okanagon  district   to  a  junction with their present  main line.    By this  route the amount of sriow to contend with will  be lessened and the time between the epast and  Montreal considerably shortened���������probably by  quite a day.    In fact, Van Home, when last in  Victoria, stated   that, if this route were finally  adopted, the run from  Montreal to Vancouver  could-,   be    made    within    seventy-two    hours.  The   intimation   just   handed   in   to   the  gov-  ���������" eminent .is.,.proof that it has been adopted,  and, when completed will form the main line for  business. The track will in all proba bilty come  across the lower portion of the upper-Kootenay,  along the Moyie and make connection with the  present Columbia & Kootenay Railway at Nelson  and join the main line again at Hope. This will  place Nelson on the main-line. The decision of  the Canadian Pacific to build through the Crow's  .Nest Pass will necessarily mean the taking over  by that company of the charter and land grant  of the Crow's Nest Pass Ra il way, now held by  colonel Baker and associates, and will also mean  the development of the extensive coalfields on  the British Columbia side of the mountains, said  t,o be the largest coal fields on the continent.  The direct shipment of this coal will be a'great  aid to the smelting industries that will, by that  time, be established here. The Kootenay lake .  country will derive ad vantages from this change,  but they may expect to pay for them four times  what they are worth.  JiSona Fide Locators' Can  EBave the  Land.  In the. British Columbia Gazette of Thursday,  March 17th, the announcement is made that the  government has removed the reserve placed on  certain lands in the vicinity of Slocan lake; and  it is also officially announced that: "All persons  who have bona lidelocated and published notices  of intention to apply to purchase lands embraced  by the reservation above referred to prior to the  date of the said reservation, and who have fully  complied with the provisions of the Land Act,  will be allowed to purchase the land applied for,  provided the applications do not cover-lands at  the mouth of Carpenter creek or at the inlet to  Slocan lake, which are reserved."  _ Sic Neosho Slant Down.  : Ed. Croft, who has been engaged as superintendent of the Neosho, reports having closed  down the mine on account of water. The shaft  is down 100 feet with the bottom in rich black-  sulphurets. An effort will probably be made to  keep the water in check by means of a windmill until the mine is thoroughly opened up.  _oit<_(I  for $9<>,<M>0.  A syndicate of English and Victoria capitalists  have procured a working bond on the Whitewater 'gold mine on Rover Creek about 10 miles  from Nelson. The purchase price is $90,000. It  is the intention to place a stamp-'mill on the  ground as soon as sufficient work has been done  to war-rant the outlay.  How lo l&each i\elso_u  In reply to the many inquiries from correspondents on the coast as to by what route and at  what cost the Kootenay Lake country can be  reached at this time of the year until navigation  is open for the large boats between Revelstoke  and Robson, The Miner prints the following  details:    From   Vancouver  to Whatcom,   over  the New Westminster Southern railway, takes  about _ hours���������the train leaving Vancouver at  9 A.M.; the fare is $3.30.    At Whatcom there  is a, stoppage of half an hour for lunch at the  town depot, after which the cars run down to  the wharf and make connections with the Great  Northern .without   delay.     Seattle   is  reached  about 6 o'clock in  the evening, the fare being  $3.25.     At 9:15  o'clock  the same evening  the  Northern Pacific train leaves for Spokane Falls  arriving there the following evening at 5:30; the  fare being $17.40, the sleeping-car $3.50 extra, on  Saturdays  and  Tuesdays the Spokane Falls &  Northern   runs   a  train from Spokane to Little  Dalles leaving at 7 o'clock in the morning, arriving  at the Dalles at noon.    Here close connection  is   made with -,the steamer Lytton   which  a'rrives at the rnoirth��������� of the K o oteiiay the follow--:  ing morining about 9 o'clock.    There the Columbia & Kootenav cars are''awaiting the arrival of  the boat, and the weary traveller ''finds himself  in   Nelson, two   hours   later.     The   fare'  from  Spokane to Nelson  is $11.50;  a berth on board  the boat costs $1. meals 75 cents each.    By ntaking connections the trip can be made in three  days and a half at a cost (allowing for hotels) of  about $50.    The first boat, down the Columbia is  not expected before the middle of the month.  SMAflJL  -_"IJ_ie_JTiS    OF '.-NEWS.    '  Legal firms are becoming numerous in Nelson,  F. M. McLeod from Sussex, New Brunswick, and  J. IT. Bow es f ro m To r on to are't h e latest ar rival s.  Thev are bothlbcated ih'tWe Tolsbn block. 'Cor'-"'  b.oiild, McCoil, Jenns & Campbell are sending  mr. Elliott from their Vancouver office to represent them during the coming summer in "this  district.  W. Gesner Alia mil as resigned as deputy sheriff  and has been succeeded in that capacity by W.  P. Robinson late of Toronto.  The townsite of Sproat has been purchased by  a syndicate of Victoria capitalists who paid for  it $8000 cash. The land will be surveyed and  platted as a, townsite right away.  Leopold Walters, the owner of the Nelson  brewery, fell down Tuesday night on Josephine  street and broke his right leg near the ankle.  In a letter dated England, March 1st, -"Jacl-  ._  "Walsh intimates that he, J. W. Tolson, and E.  Ramsay, the part-owner of the Silver King,-'intended leaving for Nelson about the middle of..  March.  Judge Spinks expects to come in on the first,  boat clown the Columbia to hold court at Nelson.  Wanted: A money order office at. Nelson,  Dominion express communication, and Chas. E.  Taylor's subscription to the Bluff street bridge.  But little is being done at present on the  smelter at Galena Bay, as dr. Hendryx is waiting for a fresh supply of provisions.  A dredger is being constructed at Pftot Bay  to he used this year in carrying out the G_ohma.ii  reclamation scheme.  Mathews & Anderson of Ainsworth are making as pretty canoes as one would wish to see,  and not very expensive, either1. They offer to  turn out the best canoe made, 16L, feet long,  for-$50.  Personals: John F. Ward, John R. Cook and  W. Gesner Allan came in during the last week,  after wintering on the outside. John Houston  left for Victoria on last Sunday's train; he expects to return within about two weeks. Cecil  H. Plowell came in from Victoria last week to  open a real estate office here. H. R. Phair and  wife have come to make Nelson their- home.  Mr-. Phair is a brother of E. E. Phair, and will  take charge of the bar at  the Hotel Phair-.  The tunnel on the Grizzly is in about 300 feet.  The rock is not as good as it has been, but, still,  it is good enough.  The Hanna and Denver City mineral claims  in the vicinity of the Queen, have been sold  through R. G. Tat low to coast speculators.  tsbs<:   ^s_._a:   __.__������;   us   not   sous.  AND THERE IS NO PROSPECT  OE ANYTHING  BE TNG DONE AT PRESENT.  Notwithstanding the many seemingly well-  founded reports to the contrary that have been  ���������circulating in this district and on the coast and  which have been regarded as authentic, the  Silver King group of claims on Toad Mountain  is still in the hands of the original owners. H.  '<���������__. Croasdaile, who has been spending the last  nine months in England has returned to Victoria  and brings back with him the rather depressing-  news that the Hall mine has not beensold.    Mr.  Croasdaile is the acting attorney for the Day-  Ramsey interest, and as his trip to England last  year was in connection with the handling of the  property, anything he says may be regarded as  final. He. says they have been unsuccessful in  every particular: neither has a company been  formed for the purchase of the mine nor has any  definite scheme yet been laid down for operating on the property. The last report, that it had  been stocked on the Glasgow market is also  .unfounded. The. mining manipulators are no  doubt, profiting handsomely by the delay; but  it will be a. propitious day for Nelson when the  property shall have passed into the hands of a  solid company and the first of a series of regular  shipments of ore comes down from Toad mountain. A bet was made at Liverpool that a  chunk of Siver King rock would not assay $1000  to the ton: the assay was made and showed  $1000 in silver, and 26 per cent copper. Mr.  ���������Croasdaile says the Kootenay country is attracting the attention of British capital and the  district is. talked of a great deal in England; in  fact it is very high in English favor.  Surveyors  Already in  the   Field.  The prospects of the Kootenay lake country  were never better in  many respects than right  now,  and, as far- as railroad communicauion is  concerned, they have never* been as good.    The  Spokane Falls <fc Northern is heading t his way ;  the Great Northern and the ��������� Northern Pacific  are looking towards the boundary line on the  lower Kootenay; the main line of the Canadian  Pacific is coming through the Crow's Nest pass;  and the projected line from Revelstoke down the  Arrow lakes is so much of a certainty now that  the surveyors are already in the field.  Rack- f roast Siocau lake.  '���������Henry Cody has just arrived from Carpenter  creek,  bringing with  him   the  latest report of  that section.    The steamboat  that is -being con-*  structed.there will be one of the tidiest crafts  that have ever* sailed on inland waters. There  are about 200 people around the lake. In the  neighborhood of 50 buildings are being erected  at El Dorado. There is no truth in the report  that 3 men had been drowned in Slocan lake.  There is about 8 feet of snow at the mines, with  none on the level.  Trying lite 4'inch (name   Again.  The   Mara   outfit  are  already having serious  complaints made against them for their efforts  to get a cinch on the freight transportations in  these parts. The freight rate from Spokane to  Nelson is 82 cents per 100 and that is high enough  hut they want to raise it. Mr*. Mara will find  that this Kootenay lake county has too many  natural- outlets to be carried as quietly in his  breeches pocket as the hamlet of Kamloops.  BDown  Ten   Feet on the Silver 4������nccn.  Development  work is going   on   steadily  on  the Silver Queen, and the results are of a very  encouraging nature. The shaft has been sunk  about 10 feet, and at the bottom the ledge is  between 6 and 7 feet wide. ''Jim" Mack is  the acting superintendent.  _i__������__B__w_m___________m THE MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY,  APEIL  2,   1892.  A - "KICKER'.'    DEFINED.  The ''kicker" is not generally looked upon as  a philanthropist and a benefactor to the race,  but it would not be a very difficult matter- to  prove him  so.    There is no man who is such a  terror to corporations; as the intelligent "kicker."  It is to him  that the public owes  most of the  pleasures, luxuries, and privileges which it enjoys, by means of the various corporate bodies  which make our- most important improvements.  A " kicker" is am an who objects to established  abuses which have grown into customs.    He is  not well pleased, and while there may be several  hundred other men who are equally uncomfortable, they are unwilling to protest, passing the  discomforts by wit h the remark: "This is almost;  past  endurance, but one doesn't like to make  himself disagreeable."   And  all these go  their  wav and nothing iscdone until the kicker- comes  along.    Then there is a time.    Timid people sit  back  and indulge  in   their chuckles of amuse-  ment and those who would not he disagreeable  for all the world, look on with one eye over the  top of their newspapers, eagerly watching  the  effect of the onslaught and hoping tor a victory  on the'..part of the objector over the ty ranny of  the corporation.    By and by some one catches  the fever and there are two or three disaffected  spirits and the war goes on  more fiercely than  ever-.    The louder the noise of   the  battle the  more closely the timid keep under- cover.    Some  day the company  yields a point, everybody is  made   comfortable,'   and   the   public   thanks'���������  whom ? ATlne m<m   who  were brave enough to  fight the people's battles for them?    Oh, no, but  the company, with a  big C.    Such nice men!  And by and by the fear ful and, unwilling and  the would-be-agi-eeables make their appearance,  and someone says: "What a time we have had  as  we wanted them!" and the  things  getting _       ���������   others chime in and say: "What a time,indeed,  but we beat 'em, after all, didn't we, boys?"  -__���������������__   ICentains  the 4_ovei'imient's'. _Jwest.  The recent case .of .Greer versus the queen was  merely the question as to .whether  there had  been irregularities in connection with his trial  for assaulting the sheriff's officer sufficient to  establish a writ of  error.    The points of error  set out by im-. Mills, the consul for Greer, were:  That the jury were not drawn from,the New  Westminster   jury .'..'district   as   it   should have  been; that the presiding judge gave instructions  to the jury in the jury room; that  the indictment showed no name; that it did not  appear  upon  the records  of the court that the offence  alleged-was committed within the jurisdiction  Ol  the court;   several  irregularities  connected  with the empanelling of   the jury;, and  lastly  that  the judgment should  have been given in  favor- of Greer and not of the crown.   The attorney-general rested his defence mainly upon section 206 of the Procedure Act, which read:   "No  'writ' of error shall  be allowed in any criminal  case unless it is founded on some question of law  which  could not have been reserved, or'which  the  judge presiding at  the trial  refused to reserve for- the consideration of t he court  having  jurisdiction   in  such cases."    The writ-of error  was set aside in the supreme court  on the 22nd  by justices--Drake, Case, and Walkem, each of  whom in an elaborately written judgement sustained  the verdict rendered in  the court below  and   the  sentence pronounced   by sir- Matthew  Baillie Begbie.    Authorities are cited sustaining  their  lordships  in   the   positions   taken.     Sam  Greer will now be confined in the penitentiary  at New Westminster for a period of 26 months.  A Mascot.  The czar has just sent to Athens, in the charge  of one of his favorite generals,  the stick with  which prince George of Greece felled the assailant of the czarowitch in Japan   and which he  had left behind him at St. Petersburg.    The emperor has had it  magnificently mounted in gold  and precious stones, and it bears the inscription :  "To Prince George.    For Valor.1'    The stick was  cut by the prince himself in the woods around  Poros, the naval arsenal of Greece, and previous  to its embellishment by the czar resembled those  monstrous sticks which cane and umbrella dealers display in  front of their stores or- in  their  Windows for purposes of advertisement.    This  stick  has  long   been   the despair  of   both   the  THE JOHN DOTY  OF  TORON"T03   OITTARip.  COMPANY, LTD.  MANuTACTIJREBS OP ALL DESCRIPTIONS OF MARINE AND STATIONARY  British Columbia Branch :   520 Cordova Street,  Vancouver.  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  ,  'j ( ���������'.'.'     ���������.'''' ''",'"'' ' ' '      '  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.  c Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention. /  HDIST5NG  ENGINES AND  SINKING  PUMPS FOR  _m^^_ I  prince's family and attendants, who repeatedly  urged him to abandon it.. This, however, the  prince has .always refused to do, declaring that  th vstick was his mascot.  j.  AUCTio isr _������s__]_=_S-  <_>  *_? "~~^,_--.  <^-j&|pi_������^*xp   :  __ss_^^_S_^^^wr_3a>5:^Jr^  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  Particulars, with maps, will be issued on the loth instant.  Terms of sale: One-third cash, one-third six months, one-  third twelve months, with interest on deferred payments  at the rate of six per cent per annum. Crown grants $5  each. JOSHUA DAVIES, auctioneer.  NELSON, B. C.  arc now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Pancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PEICES TO SUIT TZE_Z_������! TIIMIDES  One of the best points for investment in the Kootenay  Lake country.  n order to obtain the full benefit of the coming season's  rise in values.  LOTS   AT   REASONABLE   PRICES  ...... j -���������  and on the best terms can be had of C. HAMJBER, 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  KASLO   CITY  TO THE SLOGAN MINES,  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tributary to Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  HUNTER & McKINNON  DEALERS  IN  GENERAL   MERCHANDISE  AND   MINERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant but, 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 tha-t 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 house and buildings. Particulars  may be had from Green Bros., Ainsworth, or from Cockle  Bros., Crawford's Bay.  sbs_!___!h__8__8__s_________51 THE  MINEE,:    ffELSOM,   B.  0.,   SATURDAY,  APEIL  2... 1892.  Will open with a complete  stock of Builder's, Shelf, and  Heavy Hardware, Iron,   Steel, Nails, Doors,  Windows, Paints, Oils, Glass, etc.   Miner's Tools a specialty.   Full lines in every department.  . Baker and Josephine Sts.,  son.  H. BTERS, Manager.  THE SPOKANE ________ <-������_-< XOTHEUX.  D. C. Corbin, president of the Spokane Falls  & Northern railway has been expressing himself concerning the prospects of extending his  line into the Kootenay country. He said: "With  regard to extensions of the Spokane & Northern  railway, it is pretty generally understood that  I will notebuild to Okanagan unless the reservation is opened.    It is 'more than likely that our  line will he extended from the Little. Dalles to  to the  boundary line  this  year,   and  perhaps  ���������further,' but I shall know better when the provincial government   of   British   Columbia  has  acted on the matters pertaining to the Nelson &  Fort Shepherd charter now under consideration.  If the concessions that I have asked from the  provincial and Dominion authorities are granted,  which I have every reason  to think is likely, I  expect to extend the line to Nelson inside of 18  rnont.hs.    In both legislatures I understand that  the sentiment is very favorable."  ���������������       In response to'a question  about the mines at  Trail Creek he said:    "I believe that Trail Creek  will prove one of the biggist producing camps  in the country.    I went up there a year- ago and  was very much tempted to invest, and would  e        have done so but for  the fact that I intended  then to go east at once and be absent for a long  time.    I have been sorry every since that I did  not.    I sent mr. George, the superintendent of  our road up there, and he selected and shipped  two tons of ore from the Ironk Mask, taking the  ore all the way across the ledge, which is 12 to  15 feet wide.    I shipped it to Anaconda, and the  working test yielded $23 in gold and about 5 per  cent in copper, or about $34 per ton in all.  "With great big ledges as they have up there,  nothing that I saw was under 10 or- 12 feet wide,  and with ore of this kind and value it can not  fail to prove a bonanza. A rich copper matte  which will run $200 a ton and over in gold can  he very cheaply made. The wood of the country  is all the fuel that is needed. I expect to see a  tremendous development there in the coming  summer. I can build a branch right in there to  the mines very easily whenever the camp is developed enough."  A ' Notable  Electrical  Mining  B'lant.  Th   utilization   of   sources   of   power   remote  from  its point of  application, during the past  two  years has received  special attention from  electricians in this and other countries; and repeated experiments have demonstrated the practicability through electrical-methods, of utilizing power which would otherwise   he   wasted,  and  of its  utilization   to such   advantage that  projects  may   be,   and   have  been   carried  out  which,   without the application   of ; electricity,  would have been impossible.    This has been particularly the case in the mining industry.   Lodes  of metal are frequently found at great altitudes,  where, unless cheap power can   he supplied at  the required spot, they can never repay working.  It is not long ago that a project  to  generate  power   for  mining purposes at   the foot  of   a  mountain and utilize it economically midway or  at the summit, would have been scoffed at as  visionary; but this feat has been accomplished  and with complete success.    Probably the best  example of this at the present time is the large  plant  which has been  installed by the Edison  General   Electric   Company   at   the   Virginius  group  or   mines  near Ouray,   Colorado.    It  is  one of the largest, of purely  mining  plants in  the   world.    Every difficulty  likely  to  be  met  ���������.".with in work of this nature was encountered in  the installation.    The pipe line is laid along the  side  of  a  rocky  canyon;   the  wires  from   the  power  house   to   the   mine   are   strung   partly  through dense limber, where they are exposed  to damage from falling trees, and partly above  timber-line,  over rocks and over snow  banks,  where the poles and wires are liable to be carried  away by snowslidesand wherelighteningstorms  a re f requen t and  violent.    The line is n early 4  miles long, the voltage of the .current 800 volts  and the mine is wet.    The relative advantages  of the ground return and complete metallic circuit are illustrated, and switches are so arranged  that either may be employed, the metallic cir-  cuit being used at present.    The plant includes  a. variety of machinery, comprising two pumps,  one hoist, one blower', and two motors running  mills; indeed, almost everything except locomotives and drills,  and these will probabably be  added  shortly.     Lastly,   the  enormous paving  that can be effected in many places by the utilization   and  transmission   of   water   power-   by  means  of  electricity  is strikingly  manifested.  Coal at the mines costs $18 per ton, and before  the installation of this plant was made, the cost  of the power amounted to nearly $40,000 per annum.    This sum is saved by the adoption of electrical   power.     An   instance is also  afforded of  unprofitable mines being rendered profitable by  the use of cheaper power; for while some of the  mines in this group are rich enough in metal to  repay working under the  most adverse conditions,  there are others of lower grade  which  would have been shut down in case the electric,  plant had proved a failure, but which, with the  plant, will now yield a satisfactory profit.  An Interesting  SSilSiard <*ame.  Jacob Schaffer and Henry C. Ives played one  of;the best games on record on the 19th in the  M nsic hall in Chicago.   The game was 800 points;  conditions, 14-inch balk line; the contest for the  world's championship, carrying with it the  Brunswick-Balke- Cullender- company's silver-  trophy, $1000 a. side and the gate receipts to the  winner-, who, before he can hold the title of the  world's champion, will have to again contest it  with George F. Slosson, the latter having  already issued a challenge and posted a forfeit  for a match to be played within 60 days. At the  outset Ives was quite nervous and Schatl'er was  cool and collected. Ives won the first shot and  scored nothing. Schaffer's score was 45 in the  first inning. Ives regained his nerve in the second inning and the game to fh������ finish was carefully played. At the end of the first hour-, 8  innings were played and Ives, who had 133  points led Schatl'er by one. Ives continued to  gain and ran out with S00 points in the 49th inning. His best run was 95; an average of 16 15-  49. Schaifer- scored 199 his best run being 45, an  average of 10 19-48.  E. C. Campbell-Johnston  (of Swansea, India, and the United States.)  METALLURGIST,   ASSAYER,  AND   MINING   ENGINEER.  Properties reported on. All assays undertaken. Furnaces and concentrating plants planned and erected.  Treatment for ores given. Ores bought and sold. Box  731, Vancouver, B. C.    Terms cash.  Teetzel & Co.  DEALERS  IN  CHEMICALS.  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WHOLESALE''.'��������� DEALERS...   IN     Cfl������ARS. ���������    RAYMOND  SEWING    MACHINES   IN   STOCK..  Oor. East Baker and. Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  LANDSCAPE   .  PHOTOGRAPHERS.  "Views of all the best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the Kootenay district.   Also, always  on hand a stock of  c.  MIRE0RS, PICTURE  MOLDINGS,  STEEL ENGRAVINGS, ETCHINGS, AND PHOTOGRAVURES,  WEST  BAKER   STREET,     NELSON,   IS. C.  GILKER & WELL  Postoiliee  Store,  Nelson,   IS.  C.  AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL LINKS Oh"  PATENT   MEDICINE  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  T  J  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,  il'ftWttlllMlltMIIMMlWatKWJillMI  IWtWMWK-  ��������� -m*. xmumsmmmam  s.w. -��������� ������������������> s. .���������:igry.r'Pr������=?.'f'Trpn^'!  .��������� -��������� i j.  .J .���������' i "i r  !i ��������� i-'.-lk������ '* *���������     ..v li: <���������!' *���������-.     ���������!��������������� ���������.���������������������������������������������������   ���������  PS THE   MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,  APRIL  2,   1892.  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 $4.  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 additi onal 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 ok child is given; if  weight is not given $1 will be, charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock. y ���������  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  '-EDITORIAL    REMARKS.  All   extraneous   considerations   having   been  duJy dwelt upon and disposed of, the question of  the passage of the Nelson Water Works Company's    bill    is   how   hinging, upon   a   matter  of  mere detail���������the rate, of Interest  and  compensation to be allowed the promoters when the  plant  is purchased by the incorporated city of  Nelson.    Extrinsic details both minor and major  have all been thoroughly discussed and decided  upon.    The matter has been the topic of conversation and debate for so many months now, that  all who are to be affected by the grant or refusal  of the charter are conversant with the question  in all its bearings.   The opinions of private individuals, the reports of public meetings of the  people of Nelson, the reports of private meetings  of cliques and coteries, and numerously-signed  petitions pro and con have been duly received  and determined upon by the .authorities.    They  favor the granting of the charter.    It is incontrovertible that an adequate, water supJDly is essential  to the development  of the  town;, it is  indubitable that it is a great protection to property; it is irrefragable that it is one of the best  preventatives  of disease;   it is unquestionable  that the present applicants, who are all consumers and who have already laid in the neighborhood of 9000 feet of pipe in the town and placed  13 hydrants at the disposal of the fire brigade,  have a justly prior claim to any privileges that  may be conceded by the government.    All this  is admitted by the majority; the only objection  raised to the bill being  the fact that the promoters want 25 per cent per annum on the capital invested and 50 per cent for depreciation in  case of purchase by the city of Nelson incorporate; and, paradoxical though it may appear, J.  M. Kellie, the member who introduced the bill,  is" the leading'one who makes it.  In discussing the rate of interest and depreciation,  many  distinctly relevant,  though  seemingly foreign aspects must be duly regarded.    It  is  not only fair  but absolutely necessary that  pioneers  in   any  enterprise should reap correspondingly large profits.    It is always more or  less  a  speculation;   and,   as   such,   should   net  larger  returns  than   **sure-thing" investments.  This being admittedly the case in any country,  it is a fortiori the case in a new country where  everything is in an embryonic state of development.     The   chances  are -doubled;   the  profits  should be correspondingly increased: and to effect this corresponding increase of profit a very  large  margin  must   be made in  estimates;   for  in   growing  communities,   where  profitable investments are  daily   presenting  themselves   to  capitalists,  they  could  not   be  induced to   put  money  into  a  scheme  necessitating  continual  expenditure if they were not sure that the comparative certainty and the assured interest would  counterbalance the probability of much larger  gain.    If Nelson property is not a good specula  tion, Nelson water works stock is not. worth the  paper it is printed on���������they are correlative factors for investors to consider; yet while the  latter is to return 25 per cent with a 50 per  cent bonus. 100 per cent is not deemed an extravagant estimate for returns on the former.  If waterworks investors are not to have proportional profits, the inhabitants of Nelson may  expect to ������)ack their water once more.  Mr. Kellie's honesty of purpose and desire to  do his duty in the matter is unquestioned by all  who know him. His integrity is above reproach.  His only idea is to protect the people of Nelson  from legislation that may, he seems to think,  , place them in the strangling tentacles of a soulless financial octopus. But he will be safe to  view as significant the condition of the people on  the question. Nearly all the best-developed  "born-kickers" in creation are centered right  here, and if thev did not want the water at the  price���������if they did not want the bill to pass���������they  .'would very quickly get together and raise such  a howl that Victoria would very soon hear it.  As long as he is not inundated with reports of  indignation meetings, flooded "'with' epistolary  and telegraphic protests, and swjamped with torrents of anathemas and abuse, he may safely  conclude that the people are satisfied.  Charles E. Taylor was represented in the house  at Victoria by inr. Kellie as a man bearing  but little reputation in Nelson. John Robson,  as mr. Taylor's champion, said he had reason to  believe that that gentleman's reputation w:as. as  good in Nelson as it had been in Vancouver���������  and it took him some time to realize what the  Vancouverites were laughing at.  Seattle Post-Intelligencer: "On the 13th in-  " stant the president published his reciprocity  "proclamation with Nicaragua. On the 15th a  "treaty for limited commercial reciprocity was  " signed at Paris.  A commercial arrangement  " similar ta,that with Nicaragua has been agreed  "upon   with  Honduras;   Aiistro-Hungary has  " made   a   definite   proposition,   and   likewise  " Spain, respecting the Phillipine islands, which  " gives promise of an early satisfactory adjust-  " ment.    Among the countries failing to accept  " our proffer of limited commercial reciprocity  " are Colombia, Haiti, and Venezuela.    France,  "Germany,   Austria,   the  Danish   and  British  " West Indies, Brazil and Ecuador have all.co'n-  " sen ted   to   make   advantageous   commercial  " treaties with the United States.    The policy  " of reciprocity is perfectly consistent with the  " policy of protection.    Protection levies duties  "on  articles we produce at  home in order to  " preserve American industries and the higher  " wages   of   American   workingmen.     It   also  " removes duties from articles which we do not  " ourselves produce, like sugar, because the duty  "is a needless and burdensome tax on a non-  " competitive industry at the cost of our con-  " sumers.    Reciprocity removes the duties from  " articles we do not produce to advantage, and  " at the same time gets concessions from foreign  " countries bv which thev remove or lower their  " import duties on our exported products.   There  " is nothing inconsistent between protection and  " reciprocity; for it is part of the protective sys-  " ten) to remove duties from  things  we do not  " produce.      We   have  reciprocity  with   those  " countries that produce some article we cannot  " produce.    The  chief trouble with reciprocity  " with Canada is that, the two countries are too  " much alike in climate and  other conditions,  " and this is the objection to free trade or un-  " limited reciprocity.    Under the policy of pro-  " tection, reciprocity is necessarily restricted to  "those countries whose products are not in com-  " petition with our home industries."  The labored platitudes concerning mr. Jowett  and "The Miner man" in the last issue of the  Revelstoke Star are a good proof of God's infinite  goodness. Who but. a large-hearted, whole-  souled Jehovah would allow such a thing as the  Star man to exist? We< suppose, however, he  has as much right to live as a bed-bug.  proprietor of the  E>I03STEIE3H  CORRAL and STABL:  ���������6riicr IfilufF ajirt Ward Streets,  ;   :~,-:: ..������������������������������������'��������� :NELSON,;B.,:C.;  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACE ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  " in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   COMPACT  TO  CAEEY PASSENG-EES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS SN NELSON.  Stove awd Cordvrood for Sale.  w. j. wllson.  W. PERDUE.  PROPRIETORS  OF  NELSON AND AINSW0ETH.  Will contract, to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Ljike country.  ���������     Are also running a  PACK  T^AIIN"  between the railroad and Slocan lake, and will contract to  forward prospectors' supplies from Nelson to fche  mouth of Carpenter creek.  Xelson   Office   and   Market,   11   East   ISaker  Street.  Ainswortli' market,   Sprague   Street.  NELSON  ILLIAIVS   WBLSO  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.  AT AINSWORTH.  2 lots corner Wright and Wharf streets; price $2000.  1 lot on Sutton street; price $1000.  IN NELSON.  Lots on Vernon, Baker, and Silica streets.  HOUSTON & INK, real estate agents, Nelson.  Hfflf  |* lit?       * ��������� > ,  > i  i  i  ��������� .  .   (  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  APEIL 2,  1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner.    Notary Public.  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. 00ENEE BAKEE AND JOSEPHINE STEEETS, NELSON, B. 0.  Telephone 2L  >A  ��������� ii  if  111  b> >.  Loans negotiated on  Nelson property., Collections made. , Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Town lots,  lands,  and mining claims handled on commission.  "YANKEE    KOODJLE."  After a three days' investigation the grand  jury has returned a true bill against the seven  Chicago aldermen charged with conspiracy to  commit bribery in connection with the various  ordinances, which have been the subject of investigation. Those indicated are W. J. O'Brien,  Daniel R. O'Brien, Nicholas A. Craemer, T. J.  Gorman, Philip Jackson, S. M. Gosslon and John  M. Dorman. Two more indictments were found  but not returned. Against the first named, W.  J. O'Brien, they charged bribery and state that  O'Brien gave alderman Roth $5,000 to vote for  the Northern Pacitic ordinance and $750 to vote  for the Economic gas ordinance.    The Tribune  gives a list of the alleged boodle transactions of  the city council, which include $280,000 for the  Northern Pacific franchise. $150,000 for the Economic gas ordinance, $130,000 for the Compressed  Air company franchises and a nu mber of smaller  amounts for other franchises, some of which the  paper professes to have evidence; to prove was  given.    As the investigation proceeds the scope  broadens.    It is charged that $75,000 was paid  for  th,e Jefferson avenue electric road franchise.  Alderman Kunz, the alleged k'squealer," was on  the rack for an hopr and a half, a'nd came out  with a crestfallen look.    It is said he has been  trying to get the aldermen to buy him off.    It is  now said the scheme of the aldermen to make  money out of securing1 places.for city employes  will  be   ventilated.     President   Oakes   of   the  Northern Pacific denies that the Northern Pacific road is in any way connected with the Chicago  "boodling"  scandal.    He  speaks of the alleged  bribery of Chicago council men by the Northern  Pacific as "gross exaggeration, and not only that,  but an absurdity," and says that there is not������a  word of truth in the intire story.  Extensive Mormon ftligration.  A party of Danities, numbering about 20 in all,  went from Ogden, Utah, last week, to look up  government land to  be watered by the  Coche  valley canal. The scheme is a gigantic, one. When  completed the canal will open up several hundred  thousand acres of fertile land.    The head of the  canal will be at or near Soda springs, and tile  water will be taken out of the Bear river, Port  Neuf river and Soda and Spring Creeks.    The  main canal, which will be taken almost direct to  Bancroft, recently known  as Squaw creek station on the Oregon Short Line, where a townsite  has been laid off nnd new buildings are now being erected.    From there laterals will be built so  as to carry-water enough to supply 100,000 acres  of land, all of which belongs to the government,  and is subject to entry. It will then be emptied into Squaw creek and conducted by the Port Neuf  river to a place a short distance above McOam-  inoin, where it will be again taken out and carried to Thatcher, where it will water about 70,-  000 acres of land in that locality, and thence on  down through Coche valley to Coche junction.  The surveys are completed, and work has been  commenced.     Ogden   men  and  capitalists  are  promoters of this enterprise, which promises to  rival any inter-mountain irrigation scheme yet  set on foot.    Worthless American Kan It Notes.  An important question has just been passed  upon at the office of the controller of the currency, one of unusual interest to all who have  to do with the management of national banks.  A letter was received by the controller's office  from the west inclosing a $5 bank bill to which  the   names  of the  president and cashier were  plainly attached by the use of a. rubber stamp.  The signatures were spelled fac-similes, but the  ink was dim and the outlines of stamp work  were plain   to experts even at a glance.    The  letter stated that a large issue of these notes had  been received by the writer, and all signatures  were as upon the sample.   Immediately the controller pronounced the use of the stamps unlawful, and cited.the law. which says of bank notes  that they shall "be signed by the president or  vice-president   and   cashier thereof   in  such   a  manner as to make them obligatory promissory  notes," etc.    It is- held by the controller; that a.  legal signature can only be attached with the  hand, and not by a stamp or machine, and that,  a, liote signed with a stamp is an imperfect note.  Therefore  the  bank   notes   signed   by   rubber  stamps, no matter hpw perfect, are the same as  notes not bearing any signature.    They are iiii-  perjfect,    There is  no law  however,  to  punish  this offense.    The banks having such notes outstanding will simply be required to call them in  and issue perfectly signed notes in their stead.  This will entail quite a loss to many banks, and  it  is believed that there are millions of  these  notes in existence signed by rubber stamps.  An  orcter will likely be issued prohibiting the circulation of notes bearing these rubber-stamp signatures and requiring all national ba,nks receiving,them to send them in for cancellation.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Go.  Nelson and Kevelstoke,  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 ������& InU ISiaHding, .Josephine Street.  desire to give notice to their patrons that they intend  shortly to discontinue the GROCERY AND PROVISION  department of their business, and devote themselves entirely to the ENGLISH CLOTHING and MEN'S FURNISHING department, which they will continue to offer  as heretofore at prices that defy competition. A fresh consignment is awaiting the opening of navigation at Bonner's  Ferry. Their stock of PROVISIONS AND GROCERIES  still on hand will be sold at once on reasonable terms by  private sale. All correspondence will be treated as  confidential.  elson Exchange,  WEST   BAKER STREET.  Mining  ST0GKS  and  PK0PEKTIES  Negotiated.  Orders Taken for Colorado Stocks.  BAM OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,        .... 0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President,  E. S. CLO USTON, General Manager  NELSON BEAN0H, 13 EAST BAEEE 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.  ANK OF  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1S62.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������000,000    .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  BJESEStVE FUND*, .������390,000     .    .        1,100,000  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  New Westminster, B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank.of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York ;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  A 15 ran eh of this BSaiilt Mill be established in the  Kootenay Lake Jftistricl (at NELSON, 85. C.) as soon as  tlic season opens in the spring of 1892, and will undertake  collections, remittances (to and from all points), and a general banking business. WM. C. WARD,  Victoria, B. C, December 10th, 1891. Manager.  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.  GENERAL AGENCY  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  1  1  fef  m  MBBiBMHIBB������^^ THE  MINER:    KELSON,   E.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  APEIL  2,   1892.  1)    , '  (.  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 two and one-half miles east of the  town of Nelson, oh the south bank of Kootenay river,  thence south 20 chains, thence west SO chains, thence north  20 chains to the sqiith bank of Kootenay river, theiK'e 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 21th, 1892.   R. F. PERRY.      ;,    ,.     ������������������*���������' ���������'������������������"���������r~" r ; ! \ ~        ! " ��������� i  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissionerof ������������������lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situate, in V\rest Kootenay district; Commencing at  a post placed upoii the east bank of Slocan river, said post  being about! miles from the mouth of Slocan river, thence  running east 10 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence following the meanderings of  the river to the place of commencement; containing 160  acres more or less.        V RICHARD STUCKEY.  Nelson, January 19th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post on Queen's Bay marked Arthur E. Hodgin'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 160 acres more or less.  ARTHUR E. HODGINS.  Nelson,'December loth, 1891.  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 WeiSt 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. CHARLES A. SLOAN,  HENRY P. JACKSON.  Balfour, B. C, 19th February, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 dixys 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 B. H. Lee's S. W. corner post, about high  water mark on north bank of Kootenay river, about 6 miles  east of the town of Nelson, thence north SO chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence south to the bank of Kootenay river,  thence following the meanderings of Kootenay river to the  initial post; containing 450 acres more or less.  BENJAMIN HENRY LEE.  Nelson, February 20th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a 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 80 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 160 acres more or less. W. N. ROLFE.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked T. Lee Peters'sN. E. corner post, planted on  the south side oftKootenay river, at the outlet, thence south  40 chains thence' west 40 chains to the east line of the Columbia & Kootenay railway block, thence north 40 chains  to the river, thence following the shore of said river easterly to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. T. LEE PETERS.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  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 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 160  acres more or less. NEIL McLEAN.  Dated, February 20th, 1892. M. C. MONAGHAN.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. D. Townlcy's northeast corner, planted  on the south shore of the Kootenay river about 500 feet east  of the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway where  same crosses the Kootenay rapids, 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 Kootenay river to tlic place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting  right, of way of railroad company in area claimed.  Nelson, February 19th, 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 comer, 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.  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 Kootehaj^ 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 SO chains, thence south 20 chains, thence0 east 80  chains following shore of Kootenay lake to initial stake;  containing 160 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 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 UBBSj gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, March 10th, 1892.  NOTICE   OF   DISSOLUTION.  Notice Is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  existing between us, the undersigned, as Lindsay & Aldous  in the town of Nelson, has, this day been dissolved by  mutual consent. All debts owing the said partnership are  to be paid to G. & N. Aldous at Nelson, and alb claims  against the said partnership are to be presented to the said  G. & N. Aldous, by whom the same will be settled.  Nelson, March 12th, 1892. G. M. LINDSAY,  Witness: N. W. ALDOUS,  James Neeland. GEORGE W, ALDOUS.  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. AH debts due the firm are payable to Thomas Madden, who will pay all debts owing by  the firm.  Dated at Nelson, British Columbia, February 26th, 1892.  Witness: ������ HUGH MADDEN,  John Houston. THOMAS MADDEN.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby.given that we intend to make application to the licensing board, at its next sitting at Ainsworth,  for a license for a hotel at Kaslo City, West Kootenay district. McANDREW & MURCHISON.  Dated, March 17th, 1892.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby giv^n that we intend to make application to the licensing board, at its next sitting at Nelson,  for a license for a hotel known as the Pioneer House, at  the mouth of Carpenter creek West Kootenay district.  Dated, March 18th, 1892. AYLWIN BROS.  APPLICATION    FOR   LIQUOR    LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application  to the licensing board, at its next sitting at Nelson, for a  license for a hotel at the mouth of Carpenter creek, West  Kootenay district. , M. MALLOY.  Dated, March 21st, 1892.  NOTICE.  The business agreement heretofore existing bet ween Hunt  & Dover and Robert Strath era, as jewelers, is no longer in  effect, the undersigned alone being responsible for debts  contracted and to whom all accounts must be naid.  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 myofiiec,  Nelson. T. II. GIFFIN,  Nelson, February 13th, 1892. Assessor and collector.  CO FEE E   l������lt UN K ABC 1>S.  It  may surprise many readers to know there  is such a thing as coffee tippling, yet it exists to  a great extent.    Few people realize the extent  to which coft'ee is used in t hese days.    The ladies,  with their dainty after-dinner .coffees, in which  they take so much pride, revel in it. Our cafes  and restaurants supply it by so many gallans  per day. Most people think it but a slight stimulant, considering it "the cup that cheers but  not inebriate," and it is a little alarming to find  the contrary true. From studies recently made  by a celebrated German physician, dr. Mendel  of Berlin, it appears that there is such a thing  as "coffee inebrity," a form of intoxication  .which very frequently leads to the most alarming results. The term inebriety applied to this  form of drunkenness is no misdomer. It is a  term that well fits it. It approaches in both  kind and degree to delirium tremens, for the  whole nervous system is deranged, if not utterly  ruined.    The muscles become weak and  trem  bling and  the hands shake when at rest in a  manner reseinbling the semi-paralysis of the confirmed drunkard whose nervous system has been  shattered to its center.    An increasing aversion  to  labor and any steady work is noticed; the  heart's act ion becom es irregular and more rapid,  and palpitation with a heavy feeling in the peri-  cardiac region makes its appearance.    Last of  all comes dyspepsia of the most persistent character and of an extreme nervous type,'rendering  the life of the coffee tippler a burden to himself  and to all around him.    In the course of his investigations,   dr.  Mendel  found   very   few   instances in which  the coffee drunkard is cured.  The syaiptoms gradually grow worse, and are  only to  be relieved by large quantities of the  beverage,   the   abuse   of   which   caused   them.  After beginning with the agreeable infusion of  the roasted berries they are driven, in the search  for something more powerful,   to swallow the  tincture which, though it operates for a time in  the direction desired, soon loses its efficacy and  has  to   be   swallowed  in  increasingly   greater  quantities,   the  evil influence of the coffe;e,  of  course, b<jing heightened by the alcohol used to  extract^its essential ingredients.    The last stage  of this peculiar disease shows itself in the sallow  face  and chilly hands and feet of the victim,  coupled with an expression of dread and agony  which settles oyer the countenance���������a form of  melancholia, alternated by hysteria.  i!oeiir d'Alene Miners Slill oil Strike.  It appears to the miners that the action taken  eby the Mine Owners' Association is a menace to  their rights and interests in more ways than one.  The miners worked hard and earnestly to establish a uniform rat e of wages for all underground  workmen. The determination of the miners  was right and just and ought not to be considered otherwise by the mine owners. It would  appear to the miners that, the Mine Owners' Association was divided against itself when they  give out the statement that they will make exceptions of shaft mines and wet levels in tunnel  mines.    The Poorman and Tiger mines are shaft  mines and it is probable that the owners of these  properties were in favor of paying the old wages  of $3.50 per day -'to"all underground men, but,  having been overruled by the other members of  the association,   made the  exception of   shaft  miners so that their properties would be exempt  from any proposition which would make it appear as  if they  were  in  favor of cutting  the  wages of miners.    Patrick Clark, general manager of the Poorrnan mine, has always been in  favor  of paying the miners a uniform rate of  wages for all underground -work.    He reasons  well in this matter, for he has worked from the  humblest^position  in  a mine to the top of the  ladder and he is about the only practical miner  who has the management of a mine in theOoeur  d'Alenes.    It is a certain fact that the miners  will stand by the action of the central executive  union and if the matter is not properly adjusted  there will be trouble.    The miners are not asking anything unreasonable and they are willing  to settle the matter fairly and justly to all parties concerned.    The miners will not go to w7ork  under the schedule of wages offered by the Mine  Owners' Association.    The Tiger mine will start  up  on  the 25th of the present month and the  Poorman  about  April  1st.    It is presumed,  of  course, that they  intend to pay the wages demanded bv the miners.  The Kicker.  I thought some one would kill him, as he kicked from  morn till night,  Or that some mad wretch would till him full of buckshot  out of spite;  But I wondered   when   the   barber gave him  just   the  smoothest shave,  And  the  waiter and the carver softest hunks  for him  would save,  And the porter bowed so meekly when he took the kicker's  grip, ���������  And all cottoned to him weakly though he never gave a  tip.  Trainmen watched with care the heating on the train lie  patronized.  Not a hack man essayed beating when his kick was real-  Even newsboys grinned compliance when he quoted office  rates,  And fair women sought alliance with this molder of the  fates.  Like a mule, by earnest kicking, he had won all pleasant  things.  And in heaven you'll find him picking out the longest pair  of wings.  t     .IT*  mm  gsmsBsmgg&t  mv&?ws^,mmgmm^Mm!Mmsm  IffiSEBSHSSHSSEFSSBtSESZ!  ssssBs^ssasmsaBTBsissssis WKW_wSw^>J������B__L._j]r^  aBteami-i-j,' liiK'i'J'HU  _^^..,��������� .,_������������������������. ���������^,,_^.������~������ v^,.-..-^.,^^..^.^ CT������U������������WM&-3>&���������  THE   MDTE&:    KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   APEIL  2,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B.C.  THOMAS   MADDEN,  Proprietor.  *; The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T ZE3I DE      T _A_ BLE  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  ���������-.''. ���������   0  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  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.  tibcie :b_a_:r,  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  Kiist Raker 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 Ear is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Oigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  M ALONE" ������&   TKEGILLIJS  PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   IS. C.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  4������oo<I TaMe; &������o������l Reds ; Hyas-Closc Liquors.  THE   BEMRIN4;    SEA   SQUABBLE.  The captain of the Daphne intimates that the  admiral  in   command   of the  Pacific  squadron  has,  during the  past two  weeks, changed his  plans  entirely and has  altered the routes  and  dates of every.ship in the Pacific squadron ma-  terially.    It had been previously decided that  the Daphne should go out of the commission on  the 1st of April, but it is pretty certain now this  move will not be made.    The Waispite, instead  of taking the trip to Honolulu and staying there  some time,  reached Santa Barbara yesterday,  and is now en route to Esquimalt.    The Champion will not summer in Chilian waters, according to her programme when she left here.    Instead of lying at/Valparaiso she has other work  to do and is fast  coining np the Pacific in the  track   of   the   Warspite.     The   powerful  Melpomene is also bycthe latest orders ,withdrawii  from Chili and is just now leaving Acapulco for  Victoria.    So that by the -2nd of April, the flagship and the Champion  will "he at Victoria and  by the middle of the month the Melpomene also.  The Nymphe and Garnet will then  be the only  warships flying the British flag on the Chilian  coast.   The posi office authorities in London have  received cable advices from admiral Hotham  to  rescind all past made dates in favor of these later  ones sent them, and a telegram received from1  Santa Bai'bara, to the senior officer commanding, informed him that the new arrangements  are  as stated.     It is  evident the 'British  government intend, should occasion call for it, to  have powerful ������������������material  at   hand to   send   to  Behring sea. ������  The question of the position to betaken by the  United States government in the event of the  refusal by lord Salisbury to agiee to the".modus-'  vivendi, has been discussed at length by the ad-  ministration at Washington.     In  one respect  the reply of lord Salisbury will make no change  in the course of the administration.    President  'Harrison has been preparing, ever since the receipt of the communication from lord Salisbury,  to protect American interests in Beh ring sea.  Those preparations will be continued.    The revenue cutters Corwin, Rush, Beaver, and Albatross will repair at once, to the north, and the  navy department is preparing to send the Thet is,  Adams, and Ranger to reinforce them at a mo-',  ment's notice.    The remaining ships of the Pacific   squadron,  the  Baltimore,  San   Francisco,  Yorktown and Charleston will also be kept, in a  position   to   receive  sudden'  orders  to   proceed  north.   Slaughtering tlie Whites.  The Indians in northern Bolivian provinces  have commenced to wage their War of extermination against the white settlers. More than  30,000 are said to now be on the warpath, led by  a new Messiah, and their numbers are being  daily increased by reinforcements from the Gran  Chaco provinces of Brazil and the Argentine  Republic, as well as the small semi-savage tribes  along the Peruvian border.    The whites are flee  ing south to seek refuge in the large and-better  towns.     rpi  fortified . Bolivian towns. The question has  grown so serious-that president Arco is considering a suggestion of the minister of foreign  affairs and war to request assistance from Brazil, the Argentine Republic, and Peru to quell  the outbreak. Latest advices report that the  Indians are making'forced marches in the direction of the capital\vith torch and tomahawk in  hand, burning houses, murdering innocent children and carrying away helpless women.  Pushing  Westward.  The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy is expected  to be running into Spokane Falls within the.  next two years. It now has a road running  northwest through Nebraska, a corner of South  Dakota and Wyoming to Buffalo in the northern part of Wyoming, a branch running almost  due north from Edgemont Junction, South Dakota, to Dead wood, South Dakota, where the  road now gets its coal supply. Work has been  in progress all winter on an extension from Buffalo through Montana to Helena, Butte and  Great Falls. It will be pushed all summer and  will  probably be completed this fall, and cer  tainly by the time the Great Northern main  line reaches the sound this spring. At Helena  the Burlington will join the Great Northern and  it is understood there that the two roads will  enter into some sort of an arrangement, for the  mutual exchange of business. Jt will secure  great advantages by this combination. It will  be abb* to control a, large portion of the trade  with "Washington, northern Idaho, Montana,  the two Dakotas, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas,  Colorado, Utah, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, and  Missouri.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43. ���������  HEkT-CLASS   IN   EVEEY   EESPECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms arc large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE  BS  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.  .ay *~*.  PROPRIETORS  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINERS   AND  MINING   MEN.  RATES   SL50   AND   S2.50   A   DAY.  Corner West Baker and 'Ward Streets,  ���������XKLSOiV,  BS. ���������.  The   Silver   King   is   in   it for   the   Season   of  1892.  The  Table  ������ ill A In-.  Bin surpassed.   Quiet 'ami  Well-Lighted   ���������lul>   Rooms.  No Liquors and Cigars but the Best.  JOHNSON   Sl  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.  fh.T**Z^'  WrWT-V  ,j_.....IL���������������-_!  14   -\   (������      "*  ��������� ������������.*  * *���������*���������     J"--.-- ���������   -'.������������ '���������*& -   t\ -\f,i. ���������.���������*���������'X      --   ' ���������:  ft ���������������    .- ���������-���������' 1.1'   -'��������� I er> ' ������V S.A- -V  ���������** "f 8  THE  MINEE:    KELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  APEIL  2,   1892.  i <  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   M  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  and compare Prices. ,  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B   C  SMALL    WUttttETS    OF   NEWS.  David B. Bogle and E. Percy Whalley have  gone into partnership as real estate and mining  brokers. Mr. Bogle will conduct the Nelson  office, while mr. Whalley will attend to the  wants of investors in the Slocan district.  Two feet of snow fell on Toad mountain daring the past week.  The Galena is making daily trips between Nelson and Ainsworth, running to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays, and Fridays.  A. McKinnon has sold a half interest in the  Sunnyside, Hot Springs district, to a Minneapolis capitalist for $1000."  TheLendrum-Retallack- Watson interest in the  now famous Washington claim in Slocan district���������five twelfths���������has been bonded by A. E.  Jefferson of Spokane Falls for $20,000.  J. R. Tool of Anaconda, Montana, came in  last Sunday to inspect the Skyline on behalf of  the McCune company, to report before the final  payment for the property is made. He shipped  3 sacks of ore for test.  Work has been suspended on the Number One  on account of a. break-down in the pumping apparatus. It will not, probably, be started up  again until dr. Campbell arrives.  Work is steadily progressing on the wharf at  Ainsworth, the government having made an appropriation of $1500 towards the cost. A sidewalk will be laid from "Rory" McLeod's corner  to the new site as soon as boats can land there.  The Marion -arrived safely from Revelstoke on  Tuesday last with over 30 passengers. No ice  and a very slow rise of water is reported of the  upper Columbia.  According to the Victoria. Colonist, the firm  of Perry, Gray & Davys has been augmented by  the acquisition of M. Cavill���������an Englishman reputed to have ������4,000,000 behind him.  J  TIME   CARD   FOR   TRAVELERS.  N. N. COLE & CO.  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, ieaves  Bonner's Ferry at 4 A. M.. on Tuesdays and Fridays, calling  at way ports and reaches Nelson Uie.same evening.  FOR KASLO CITY and way ports leaves Nelson at 8 A.  M. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, returning the same day.  WIKTNIPEG-.  COBJTMBIA   ItlVKR . ROUTE:  The fast STEASVIER  LYTTON leaves Robson Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays, promptly upon the arrival of  r- 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.  ~~      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.  . A. D. Emory, representing the  above firm, will be in Nelson on or  about April 1st with a full and complete assortment of spring and summer samples.   Wait for him.      ������  n. n; cole & co.  NELSON, B. C.  TEACHEB5    OF   TlflE'  TIOILIK, .PtAXO    ANfi>    BANJO.  Music furnished for all occasions.  "wmsriN- ipe Gi--  D. B. Bogle, E. P. Whalley, N. P.  Nelson, West Vernon street. Eldorado City, Slocan.  BOOLE & WHALLEY  Barrister at Law, [Notary Public, and Conveyancer.  Office:   Room 6, Tolson Block.  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.  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. *A11 information supplied  to correspondents.  Groceries,  Clothing,  iners'  Hardware, Boots, Shoes,  and Gents' Furnishings,  upplies a Specialty.  WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT.���������Wines, Liquors, and Oigars. AG-ENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest iErated Water  Co.; G-ooderham & Worts' Whisky.  TIEILIEiFIEaiOlSriE   S-  Srr- .


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