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George Herb, the ��������� manager," is  on the ground.    He has 2 claims of his own, the  Lake view and the Sunlight, and has uncovered  the  ledge on   both, the showing of ore  being  good.    .���������..   ....     .-The    Empire     Consolidated  Mining Company, another Spokane company, is  also   at Work   on   the   Dictator,   Thanatopsis,  Union, and Orinoco; P. J. Mason, its representative, is taking a week in looking the ground  over.    ���������-.-.     . .     ���������."'.'   The formation of these companies in the  United States  should  show the  capitalists  and  business men  of Victoria and  Vancouver that they are neglecting their own  interests.    The promoters and stockholders of  these enterprises have much influence in creating channels through 'which to turn trade, and  those already created certainly do not trend towards either of the coast towns in British Columbia.    . .     . .     ..    W. Hennessy and P. Mac-  neeme   report   a    12-foot    ledge,    mineralized  throughout, in the Great Discovery, a location  to the south of Coffee creek, on which they have  just completed the assessment work.    . a    ..  Dan Clark and James Van Hook are still pegging away on the Lady of the Lake, and report  an improvement in its appearance. "���������". .<-���������  Preparatory work is being done at the Krao for  hoisting-works,   which  will   be placed  on   the  property as soon as the wagon road, now building, is finished up to the Krao ground.   ..    ..'.    ..  Work on the Arkajisaw is being carried on under the direction of Ivy Holland, and will be  continued throughout tlie summer.    The claim  is owned by J. M. Buckley. E. J. Roberts, and  others   of   Spokane.    ..     ..     ..    John   Davenport is now on the ground, and is expected to  make arrangements for putting in a. pump on  the Little  Donald.    ..     ..     ..    W. Sprague is  "tearing up the earth" on the Daddy Gallagher,  and reports the ore taken out as similar to that  shipped last year from the Let-her-go-Gallagher.  Mr. Sprague intends making a mine out of the  Daddy.     ..     ..     ..    At   the   Skyline   work   is  progressing on a working shaft, which is expected to strike the ledge 130 feet below the  present workings. Ore is being taken from the  stopes, and several tons are already sacked  awaiting shipment. This ore runs up in the  hundreds.. . .. . . . . The wagon road is being pushed up the hill, and notwithstanding the  amount appropriated by the government is less  than expected, the work will be completed without delay.  Will Handle  Our Trade or Know t\.e Reason Why.  The Canadian Pacific's management has never  been accused of allowing rival roads to getaway  with its business, and they do not propose to let  the Northern Pacific handle more than its share  of the traffic of the Kootenay Lake mining districts. With this end in view, Robert Kerr,  the company's general freight and passenger  agent at Winnipeg, a. man who stands pretty  near the top round in railway traffic circles,  made a hurried trip through this section this  week. Before leaving Nelson, he stated that all  indications pointed to a large volume of business  originating in Kootenay district, and said that  he would not be surprised if his road, within 5  years, did not handle more business from the  lake country than from all other points in  the province combined. He also stated that  Nelson would be made a billing point at once,  even though his company labored under the  disadvantage of having to arrange for the packing of goods over a 28-mile trail. Mr. Kerr was  accompanied by D. E. Brown of Vancouver,  passenger and freight agent of the O. P. R's Pa  cific division. Mr. Brown will have immediate  charge of the business originating in this section, and is fully alive to its importance. Before leaving Nelson both gentlemen made investments, on which they are sure to rea lize  large returns. Mr. Brown purchased SO front  feet of Nelson real estate and -mr. Kerr 52 issues  of The Mineb. _  A-TME-aRAII/wa;!' ������������������ ������RAI>EI������ ATft- THE- SLOCAN.  COMPANIES    THAT   MEAN    KUSINESS.  All the steel for the Golumbia & Kootenay  railway will be at Sproat next week, then track-  laving will commence in  earnest.    Heretofore  the time of the track-laying gangs has been  fully occupied   in  unloading  and stacking  the  fails.    The end of the track is around the point  at the confluence of the Columbia and Kootenay.  rivers, and the end of the grade will be at the  Slocan next week.    Whitehead, McLean & McKay have laid off all their hired teams, and expect to have their contract completed early in  September.     D.  B.   Campbell   has  the trestle  bents for the approaches to the Slocan bridge  all ready for raising, and his other work well  under way.    The bids for the truss work of both  the Slocan and Kpotenay bridges were to have  been  opened  at   Vancouver on   Monday last.  But 2 bids were in, one by D. McGillivary the  other by R.   Balfour.    Both these  gentlemen  are bridge builders of repute, the latter being  considered one of the best ever on the Canadian  Pacific.    If the contract is awarded him, he will  bring in a gang of men from the Regina & Long  Lake road, on which he is doing the bridging.  Keefer & Co.  will put on  more  men as soon  as  they move  their camps to the south  side  of the Kootenay, and expect to have the grade  completed up to within a mile ancla,half of Nelson  by October 15th:    Chief engineer  Stewart  was relieved this week by E. J. Duchesnay from  the Eastern division, nir. Stewart going to Winnipeg, where he will be employed on the Western division.    Mr. Stewart leaves the work with  a reputation   that he well  may  be  proud of.  Every man under him,,whether contractor or  laborer, knew that, so far as "estimates" were  concerned,  they would get exact justice done  them.   The officials of the Pacific division claim  that The  Miner's  strictures   are  too severe;  that they are not so bad as painted; that if the  men would lay their complaints before the general superintendent they would be treated in a  spirit of fairness; that the trouble over steamboat fares is through no fault of theirs, but entirely the fault of the steamboat clerks and the  contractors themselves; that the company had  nothing  to do  with  hiring  Campbell's bridge  men, they being brought from the east by mr.  Campbeli himself; that many of them were cabinet-makers and joiners from the old country  and of no earthly use in framing trestles; and  that, on the whole, the railroad company was a  much-abused  individual.     Perhaps  it is.    But  one thing is certain:    The railroad company is  well able to look after its own interests, and has  a large following of defenders and apologists.  The  laboring   men  employed on  construction  work are often ignorant of their rights, and seldom find  any one sufficiently disinterested to  pick up a cudgel and strike a blow in their behalf   when   they   are   wronged   and    unjustly  treated.  Free <*old.  Fine specimens of white quartz carrying free  gold were exhibited at Nelson this week. They  came from the Little Diamond, a claim lying  between Eagle and 49 creeks. H. F. Keefer and  James Quigg are the lucky owners of the ground,  and will consider themselves millionaires when  they uncover the ledge from which the specimens came.   Struck a Four-Foot Ledge.  The owners of the Nevada, a claim adjoining  the Royal Canadian on the west, have struck the  ledge after running a, tunnel about 30 feet. It it  is fully 4 feet wide, the ore being of the same  character as that of the Poorman  -free gold.  The  Revelstoke  Smelter Syndicate and  the  Revelstoke   Mining   Company  mean  business.  The  former has a 50-ton smelter idle for   the  want of, ore; "the.'.ore;the latter proposes furnishing.    On Friday dr. Campbell, the manager of  both companies, passed through Nelson on his  way to Reyelstoke, after ma king a hurried trip  to Spokane.    While at the latter place he purchased 500 tons of Alaska, ore, "which will be immediately shipped to Revelstoke for treatment.  He will return to the lake country next week,  and perfect arrangements for the purchase of  alLores offered by any claim owner, and at the  same time place on the No. 1 at Hot Springs all  the men that can be worked to advantage.   The  ore platform built at the United is already reported nearly full of ore, and will have to be  enlarged.    The railroad company has guaranteed to have the track of the Columbia & Kootenay completed by November to a point on the  river about -a,.mile, and a half below  Nelson.  There ore platforms will be erected, and every  facility given for the prompt forwarding of ore  to the steamboat landing at Sproat; in fact, an  effort will be made to have the end of the track  at navigable water by October 15th.    Tlie mining company expects to ship at least 1000 tons of  ore from its own claims, and the smelter company will take all  other  ores. offered.    While  The Miner cannot give the exact rate which  has been made on ore from the lake country to  Revelstoke, it is certainly not above $10 a ton.  This rate will enable owners of low-grade lead  and iron ores to make shipments at a profit, and  they  should, by all  means, make an  effort to  help the smelter company out.    It is bullion  shipments that count, and every ton of bullion  shipped from the smelter at Revelstoke will advertise 'the. mineral  resources  of  this  district  with greater effect than 100 tons of the same  bullion shipped from the smelters at Anaconda,  Great Falls, Denver, or Omaha.  From Victoria to Nelson  in Less Than Three  Hays.  When connections are made without loss of  time!, the transportation routes to the south of  the boundary have a little the best of it in landing passengers in the towns on Kootenay lake.  William Jensen arrived at Nelson this week,  having made the trip from Victoria to Nelson  in 2 hours less than 8 days. He left Victoria at  9 p. m. on the City of Kingston, airiving at Tacoma the next inorn ing in time to catch the 7  o'clock eastbound express on the Northern Pacific. This train landed him at Kootenay station the next morning in time to catch the stage  for Bonner's Ferry. The Galena bringing him  to Nelson by 7 o'clock the evening of the third  day. Mr. Jenson took a look at Hot Springs  claims in which he had an interest, and left for  Victoria this morning, via Sproat and Revelstoke.   Resembling  an   Old-Time Stampede.  The excitement over the Trail Creek district  is  not abating.    Men  are said  to  be arriving  there hourly, and before looking for a place to  deposit their blankets stake off mineral claims.  The ledges are.reported to be all the way from  from 4 feet to 100 in width.' Tire ore is refractory, but it is believed to be in such large bodies  that it will pay to work. People are leaving  Sproat on rafts, no boats being available. Several notices for purchase of land under the  crown land laws have been rendered void by  the recent notice of the commissioner of lands  and works withdrawing all lands from purchase;  but the parties who applied to purchase will  take the same tracts up under the preemption  law, and, no doubt, lots in a half dozen town-  sites will soon be on the market.  The Price of  Silver Keeps a-t'limlring.  On August 2nd bar silver sold in New York at  $1.13 an ounce, and copper at 17 cents a pound. THE  MlffEE:   KELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  9,  1890.  THE    MINERAL   ACT    OF    BRITISH    COLUMBIA.  ft ���������  \?9  Interpretation.  Mine.  Claim.  Mining-  erty.  prop-  Streams arid  ravines.  Ditch head.  Free miner.  R.ecord, etc.  Full interest.  ause.  Judgment, etc.  Mineral.  Real estate.  Joint stock  company. .  Divi  into  sion of act  parts.  A gentleman well posted on the mining laws  of the province has undertaken to furnish The  Miner with sections of the Mineral Act relating  to quartz claims, together with notes thereon.  This Will enable' readers interested in prospecting and mining to conform to the law, and at  the same time aid them in suggesting needed  changes. Copies of The Miner containing this  matter should be preserved for reference, as  Mineral Act as amended cannot be obtained in  any other form at present.  1. This act may be cited as the  "mineral act."  INTERPRETATION.  2. In the construction of this act  the following expressions shall have  the following meanings respectively,  unless inconsistent with the context:  "Mine" shall mean any land in  which any vein, stratum, or natural  bed of earth or rock shall be mined  for gold or other minerals except coal:  "Claim shall mean the personal  right of property or interest in any  mine, and may include a mineral  claim; and in the term "miningproperty" shall be included every claim,  ditch, or water privilege used for mining purposes, and all other things belonging thereto or used in the working thereof :  "Streams and ravines" shall include  water-courses, whether usual]y containing water or not, and all rivers,  creeks and gulches :  Ditch. "Ditch"  shall   include a flume  or  'race, or other artificial means for conducting water by its own weight, to  be used for mining purposes :  "Ditch head" shall mean the point  in a natural water-course or lake  where water is first taken into a  ditch:  "Free miner" shall mean a person  named in, and lawfully possessed of,  a valid existing free miner's certificate, and no other:  "Record," register," and "registra-  iton," shall have the same meaning:  "Full interest" shall mean any mining claim or mineral claim of the full  size; or one of several shares into  which a mine may be equally divided:  "Cause" shall include any suit or  action:  "Judgment" shall include "order"  or "decree:"  "Mineral" shall include all minerals,  precious or base, (other than coal)  found in veins or lodes, or rock in  place, and whether such minerals are  round separately or in combination  with each other:  "Real estate" shall mean any mineral land held in fee simple under this  or any act relating to gold mines, or  to minerals other than coal :  "Joint stock company" shall mean  any company duly incorporated for  mining purposes. "  1884,   c.  10,   ss.  1  and 61.  Section 67 defines a mineral claim as a claim "containing  or supposed to contain minerals, precious or base, (other  than coal) in lodes, or veins, or rock in place."  DIVISION INTO  PARTS.  3. This act shall be divided into  eleven parts:  The first part relating to some of  the powers of gold commissioners, and  to county court jurisdiction in mining  cases and appeals:  The second part to free miners and  their privileges:  The third part to the registration of  claims and free miners' general rights:  The fourth part to the nature and  size of claims, including mineral  claims:  The fifth part to bed-rock flumes;  (not applicable to mineral claims):  The sixth part to the drainage of  mines:  The seventh part to mining part-  jnerships and limited liability:  Gold    commissioner to beap:  pointed by the  lieutenant-  g-overnor.  Mining-court in  each district  ^   The eighth part to administration  of the mining property of deceased  miners:  The ninth part to leases:  The tenth part to ditches:  The eleventh part to the p'enal and  miscellaneous clauses.  POWERS  OF GOLD  COMMISSIONERS   AND COUNTY  court jurisdiction in  mining cases and  ' appeals.' ;;."/���������������������������'  4    The lieutenant-governor in council may from time  to  time appoint  such persons as he shall think proper  to be respectively chief gold commissioner and gold commissioners, either  for the whole province or for any particular   districts   therein,  and   from  time to time in like manner fix and  vary the limits of and subdivide such  districts,  and make and  revoke all  such appointments.    R. L. No. 90, s. 4.  5.    Within  every  such district or  districts there shall be a court to be  called the "mining court," in which  the gold commissioner of the district  shall preside as judge thereof.    R. L.  ������������������ 'No. 90, s. 5.    a  The'act is clearly ultra vires so far as it gives judicial  powers to gold commissioners.  Section 96 of the British North America Act enacts that  "The governor-general shall appoint the judges of the superior district and county courts in each province except  those of the courts of Probate in Nova Scotia and New  Brunswick." It has been held that a mining court falls  within this section. The province has power under section  92, sub-section 14, to constitute a mining or any other civil  court, but the judge must be appointed by the gevernor-  general.. This point has lately been adjudicated on in Victoria, in the case of Burk v. Tunstall.  It is worthy of remark that at the time of confederation  gold commissioners had judicial powers in cases of "mining disputes" only, and that the extended powers given by  section 11 of the present mineral act have been given since.  Section 5 must be read subject to sections 7 and 8.  The effect of these sections is that should there be a  county court in the district the gold commissioner's judicial powers cease, unless the operation of section 7 is suspended by order in council, under the provisions of section 8.  In Kootenay this order was made in 1884, and consequently the gold commissioners powers continue subject,  of course, to the question of irregular appointment as explained above.  And it should also be noted that the county court in consequence of this order is hot a mining court.  Jurisdiction   of  g-old    commis  sioner.  Same    powers  as judge of the  supreme court  in enforcing:  decision.  6. Such "mining court" shall have  original jurisdiction as a court of law  and equity, to hear and determine all  mining disputes arising within its  district, and shall be a court of record  with a specific seal; and in determining suits or actions brought therein,  the gold commissioner may render  such judgment, or make such order  or decree as he shall deem just, and  for the purposes thereof and for enforcing the same he shall have and  exercise, save as hereinafter excepted,  the same powers and authority, legal  and equitable, as are now exercised in  the supreme court by any judge  thereof: Provided, however, that the  gold commissioner shall, if desired by  both parties to a cause in cases of  liquidated damages, or if desired by  either party to a cause in case of unliquidated damages, summon a jury  of from three to five free miners to  assess the amount of such damages.  R. L. No. 90, s. 6.  The word "original" in the first line of this section does  not mean that all actions shall "originate" in the gold commissioner's court. This is clear, as section 28 speaks of actions being brought "in the first instance before the  supreme court."  The latter part of the section, providing for the assessment of "liquidated damages" is clearly an error, as, of  course, there can be no assessment of "liquidated" damages.  For further sections relating to juries, see sections 24, 25,  and 26. Also refer to the sections relating to the particular  nature of the action to be brought and to the Land Act,  section 45. The law as to juries is pretty well scattered  and should certainly be consolidated and placed all together.  Mining-    jurisdiction     given  to county;  courts.  Forms and proceedings.  Judge to make  rules.  The above section requires that the jurors should be free  miners, but section 24 does not. It need hardly be said  that the Land Act does not. The different sections are  certainly adverse to one another in more particulars than  'one. ��������� " ���������'.  7.    Every county court shall exclusively have and exereise within the  limits of its district all the jurisdiction, rights, powers, and privileges of  a mining court, and such jurisdiction  may be distinguished as the mining-  jurisdiction of the said county court;  and every judge authorized to preside  in such county court shall, in the exercise of such mining jurisdiction, have  the like   powers and  authorities as  may be exercised by any gold commissioner sitting as judge of a mining  court.'    All   proceedings   in   mining  causes brought before a county court  shall, as far as practicable, be similar  to the proceedings had and taken in a  mining   court;   but   all   summonses,  writs, or other process, and all papers  or other documents in a mining cause  instituted in a county court shall be  intitled in the said court and have the  words "mining jurisdiction" written  or printed thereon.   The judge of any  county court may, nptvvithstandirig  V '     anything contained  in this  section,  from   time   to time  make,   vary,   or  repeal any rules  for  regulating the  forms or proceedings or costs in mining causes within the jurisdiction of  his court.    1884, c. 10, s. 9.  It should be noted that when the county court is a mining court, it has exclusive jurisdiction.  To ascertain the full extent of this jurisdiction read sections 6 and 11.   Also notesto section 2.  As to costs, see section 26 and note thereto.  SieConi17toap" 8. The provisions of the last pre-  Lch^V^rS of ceding section shall not have effect in  the PHeutenant- such portions of the province as may  governor may be defined by order of the lieutenant-  direct. governor in council, and such order  may from time to time be varied or  revoked.    1884, c. 10, s. 10.  The marginal note to this section is in direct contradiction to the section.  An order made under this section does not take away  the jurisdiction given to county courts under other acts.  The county court would, therefore, notwithstanding any  such order, have jurisdiction in mining disputes as well as  other matters to the full extent of its county court jurisdiction. It would then be a county court and not a mining  court.  9. Notwithstanding anything contained in the "gold mining amendment act, 1873." or in any crown grant  issued under the said act, or under  this act, it shall be lawful for the  court having jurisdiction in mining  disputes, in its discretion, and with or  without any terms or conditions, to  allow to the owners of claims not  held in fee simple all such rights or  privileges in and over mineral or  other claims held in fee simple as may  be allowed in and over ordinary  claims; and owners of mineral or  other claims held in fee simple shall  be, entitled to the same rights and  privileges as owners of ordinary  claims.    1884, c. 10, s. 48.  10. Every court having jurisdiction  in mining disputes shall, with reference to real estate held under the  "gold amendment act, 1873," or under  this act, and notwithstanding any  law to the contrary, have the same  powers and authorities to decide all  matters or disputes arising between  the owners thereof, or between the  owners thereof and any third person,  or between mining joint-stock companies, or between shareholders  therein, or between them and the  company, in the same way and as  fully as it might do concerning claims  not being real estate; and actions,  suits, and other proceedings relating  to such matters or disputes shall be  brought and had in the same manner  as actions, suits, or proceedings relating to mining claims not being real  estate.    1884, c. 10, s. 49.  Mining court to      ii.    The court having jurisdiction  Ordinary claim  owners have  same privileges  over claims  held in fee  simple as such  owners   in   fee  have over ordinary claims.  Powers of. mining- courts in  deciding- mining disputes.  aewwwwmw-  _maa_^ri^^ '.t^M^^  ag-gga^^  SSSSHBBSOOBfflP'V .   ." THE  MINEE:   E"ELSO^   B.  G.,   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST 9,   1890.  o  dis utesmininsf  *n fining causes shall also have juris'-'  lspu es* diction to entertain  and adjudicate  upon any and all x>ersonal claims or  disputes arising within the jurisdiction of such court between persons engaged in mining, and in respect of  supplies furnished to persons engaged  in mining.    1888, c. 14, s. 4.  A mining court, .whether a gold commissioner's court or  a county court, has imlimited jurisdiction over all matters  falling %vithin the provisions of this section:  The effect of this section, if strictly construed, is somewhat startling.  Section 7 gives "exclusively" to the counts'" court "all the  jurisdiction, rights, powers, and privileges of a mining  court." Section 11 brings "all,personal claims, arid disputes  arising within the jurisdiction of such court between pcr-  . sons-engaged in mining and in respect tu supplies to persons engaged in mining" within the jurisdiction of a min-'  ing court and therefore within the exclusive' jurisdiction ".  of the county court. The supreme court would, therefore,  have no jurisdiction in auctions betoveen miners no matter  what the cause of action.'. This can hardly be the intention.  Gold commis-      j-%.    The 2'old commissioner, or.'any.  sioner may, ,,      _ ,.. ,,y .        ������������������    i ���������    _ ��������� * ..  issue ca. re. judge navmg jurisdiction in mining - ���������  writs.ther hke causesy may direct the issuing of  writs of capias ad respondendum, ne ���������  exeat regno,, and capias ad satisfaciendum in all cases in which by law lie  has jurisdiction over the subject-matter of the suit, but-.underand subject  to such condition's"as a judge of the  supreme court might usually require  in applications of a-similar nature.  1886, c. ,I4/s. 3.  It is assumed that the gold commissioner's powers under  this section only attach when he has judicial powers in his  district.  As to his judicial powers see section 5 with notes and  sections 7 and 8.  Mining. Sur- 13.   The gold commissioner .may, in  veyor' cases of disputed boundaries or meas  urements, employ a surveyor to mark  and define the same, and cause the  reasonable expense thereof to be paid  by either or both of the parties interested therein.    R. L. No. 90, s. 9.  Section 7 vests the like power in the county court.  Sections li and 15 do not apply to,mineral claims.,  Tunnels   may     ��������� jg ���������    )?or the more convenient work-  be driven . ��������� ���������, -, t ���������  ���������       i  through adja- mg of back claims on benches or  cent claims. slopes, the gold commissioner may  permit the owners thereof to drive a  tunnel through the claims fronting  on any creek, ravine,, or water-course,  upon such terms as shall seem expedient.    1884, c. 10, s. 56.  17. The gold commissioner may  mark out a space of ground for deposits of leavings and deads from any  tunnel, claim, or mining ground, upon  such terms as he may think just.  1884, c. 10, s. 60.  KahS'dan- 18.    The   gold   commissioner shall  o^rous works,   have tlie power to summarily order  any mining works to be so carried on  as not to interfere with or endanger  the safety of the public, any public  work   or   highway,   or   any   mining  property,    mineral    claims,    mining  claims, bed-rock drains,  orbed-rock  flumes;   and any abandoned   works  may by his order be either filled up  or guarded to his satisfaction, at the  cost of the parties who may have constructed the same, or in their absence,  upon such terms as he shall think fit.  1834, c. 10, s. 8.  Shotted!11'       19.    It shall be lawful for the gold  commissioner,    upon    being   so   requested,   to   mark  out   for  business  purposes or gardens, on or near any  mining ground not   previously preempted, a plot of land of such size as  he shall deem  advisable, to  be held  subject to all the rights of free miners  to enter upon and use such lands for  mining purposes, upon reasonable notice to quit being given to the occupier, such notice to be subject to the  approval  of the gold commissioner;  and, further,   upon the  payment of  due   compensation    for    any    crops  thereon,  and for the  buildings and  improvements erected on such plots:  such compensation to be assessed by  the   gold  commissioner   previous to  Deposit of  leavings.  .,-  a entry, with or without a jury of not  Rent for same    less 'than three.    A ..monthly vent of  'five dollars shall in every such case  be payable by the grantees  of such  plot,  or their assignees, to the gold  commissioner.    R. L. No. 90, s. 13.  jurisdiction 20.    Where disputes arise concerii-  bevond district     ������������������ ...-���������.. -  *- .. _. , , .   ���������'  '���������in"certain ing   ���������..���������mining     property,      portions  .cas?s\ "'������������������.'..'.",. -whereof are situated in adjoining or  a a different districts, the gold commis-  ��������� ������������������' y sioner of either of such districts before whom, the dispute, is first brought  shall determine it.    R. JL. No. 90,"s. 8.  It is assumed that this-section also applies to county  courts when section 7 is in force.  The hearing of      21.    The hearing of any summons,  ���������summonses, . . -, o ,     .��������� ������������������,    .    J ��������� .     .      ' .  , etc., in mining- plamt, or otlier process in an y m in nig  dcf_rrS't0 be '.court shall not be deferred beyond the  shortest reasonable time necessary in  the interests of all parties concerned  prose ib d therein. 1884, c. 10, s. 4.  fonnsrmJmeces- , 22. No prescribed forms shall be  sary- necessary,   provided   that   the   sub-,  stance of the .-matter complained of  be properly expressed in writing, and  embodied in-'a summons to be issued  from the court, and served on the opposite party, or as may be directed;  / and such summons may, by leave of  thegold commissioner, be amended,  if requisite, by either party upon such  terms as he niay inliiose, and the sum  of ten dollars shall be .charged for  every summons so  issued.    R. L. 90,  A,"  ��������� ;       ',   g> 7^ .. ������������������ ��������� ��������� ".,   =--==,-~,  But see section 7 as to summonses, etc. As to rules in  gold commissioner's court see section 27 and note. As to  costs see section 26 and note.  The gold commissioner has only powers of amendment  in his own court.  Questions to be      23.    In all ininiii'j?' actions or suits,  decided   upon      . , -. n    . , ������        .    .        ���������. .       .   '  ground in dis-   the judge oi the court having juris-  .Pule" diction in mining disputes shall, when  practicable,' decide the question at  issue upon the ground in dispute, and  such decision shall be entered as in ordinary cases, and have the same  virtue and effect as if rendered in  a court. 1884, c. 10, s. 14.  Either party 24.    In any  m in in 2;   case   or  suit,  may require ...... . .    ' J &        . ,,      ,      ,,    '  jury. *    either party may   require  tiiat   the  issues of fact shall be tried by a jury  of five persons.    1886, c. 14, s. 1.  See section 6.  Section 24 does not require that the jurors should be free  miners but section 6 does.  The judge does not appear to have power to order a jury  without being requested by either party.  costs of jury. 25. The costs of the jury shall in  the first instance be borne by the  party requiring the same, 1886, c.  .14, s. 2.    .  w!^et-2sCl ^'    T'he  attendance of jurors and  witnesses in any mining caust in the  county court, or in the .mining court,  mav be obtained and enforced accord-  ing to the practice of the county  court, and such jurors and. witnesses  shall be entitled for their attendance  to receive such .compensation as the  court may direct.    1884, c. 10, s. 11.  Counsel should ask the court to fix the compensation to  witnesses and jurors before it rises. The power to fix the  amount is not given to the judge but to the court, and the  application must be made, to the court accordingly.  Forms of proceeding, costs,  etc.  27. Any judge of the supreme  court may, with the advice .and consent of the gold commissioner of any  particular district, from time to time  make, repeal, and alter uny rules and  regulations for the conduct of the  business before such gold commissioner, and for the costs incident  thereto.    R. L. No. 90, s. 14.  As to rules in the county court sec section 7.  In default of the powers under this section haying been  exercised, it would seem that in a gold commissioner's  court there would be no,scale on which to tax costs.  28. Where any mining cause,  wherein the sum of damages sought  to be recovered shall be less than two  hundred,and fifty dollars, is brought  in the first instance before the supreme court, it shall be lawful for the  court, after issue joined, to direct the  Causes    under  $250.  New trial.  cruise to be tried before any particular gold commissioner, upon such  terms as the court shall think fit.    R,  ������������������.''���������;;. aL. No. 90, s. 15..      '';������������������'-'��������������������������� '  When the county court has jurisdiction it has exclusive  jurisdiction. See section 7. Therefore in such a case the  action could not be ..brought, in the first instance before theu  supreme court. This seems, to be the case in all actions  brought within the jurisdiction of a mining court hy section 11. _' . ������������������;  provisions as to 29. An appeal shall lie from any  mining courts, judgment pi a milling court or ota  county court in a mining cause to the-  supreme court at Victoria, sitting as  a full ��������� court. The appellant shall,,  within ten days from the date of siich  '���������'. judgment, give notice of the appeal  a to the other party, and also give sccu-  ��������� rity,to be approved of by the judge  of the court appealed, from, for the  costs of appeal, and. for fulfilling any  orders which may foe made in the  ; course of such appeal by the supreme  court; and the said supreme court  may ei t her order a hew trial on such  terms as it shall think fit, or order  ���������...'judgment- to be entered ,for either  party, or try the, cause de novo, and  make such order as to costs as may be  deemed proper.. The appeal; may be  . in the form of a case settled and  signed by the parties or their solicit-^  f ors; and if-they cannot agree, tlie  judge of the ..court appealed fro in-may'  settle and sign the same upon being  applied to by the parties or either of  them : Provi'ded, that in the electoral  Appeals m car-   district of Cariboo the appeal shall lie  toco district.    ' .   ,     .     ..     i r. ��������� i       ���������    ��������� ���������'  '^ i    ���������  to a judge ot assize and nisi prius, and  if either party be dissatisfied with his  decision he may appeal therefrom to  the supreme coiirt at Victoria, sitting  , as a full court, upon giving, within  four days from the decision of the  judge of assize, notice of appeal to the  ���������Opposite-'party,'and, within'ten--days  from such decision, or. within such  delay as such judge may allow or as  may-be' allowed by the- appellate  court, furnishing such security in the  matter of the appeal as the judge of  assize, may direct. 1884, c. 10, s.-12.  Appeals  from      3Q     Appeals. frohi the decisions on  county   courts. .    ���������        *- ' f. .      -. ���������     ,.     ,  .mining questions ot any judge or the  supreme court, when, presiding in a  county court, shall be allowed as in  ordinary cases of appeals from'county  '���������courts,-or as may-be provided-by rules  for regulating the practice and procedure of the supreme court. 1884, c.  10, s. 13.  [Part II. will appear in The Miner next week. ]  Case stated.  nnm  tsuui  JN  TA  KJ  KELSON,  B. O.  lam now prepared to make to order boots and shoes of  all kinds, at as reasonable rates as they can be made for in  this part of the country; also.  REPAIR!  f^r-  ncatly and substantially done, and all orders .promptly  attended to. The patronage of the public is.respectfully.-  solicited.  'DEI--.  "W~_   _E_C^_._E=2,_E_IS_^  ^A_��������� _E_  SHIRLEY  PIOMSER   BARBER   SHOP.  Shaving, Hair Gutting;,. Shampooing;.  RAZORS   h'ONED:  .Vernon Street (next door to Lakevicw House),  NELSON, P. C.  i  TiT\  m h; i iJSUiN ��������� LAUl  Baker Street, near Josephine,  All Work   Turned  Out Promptly  unit in l^rst-L-SsiMS ,^1y.}>.    3T������.j.e init W!__S-e  Bi?e_i������   _CuHip?.oye<l0  _^___,XO_EI]   FOSTSR,   _MZ_A.l^-j^-.(_3-__i]_E__  s TEE  MIKEE:  -iTELSP^ .-B.''0.,   SATUEDAY,  AUQUST  9,  1890.  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 $-t.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the Column) per month.   A'"  special rate for advertisements of<OA~er 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents aline for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All adA'ertisements printed for  ... a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines. "  Heading   or  insertion.  Local   Notices  2.5  cents a  line  Contracts made.  EACH  Birth Notices-fi.ee if aveigjtt of child is given; if  weight is hot given ;-$i will be charged: Marriage  announcements, avj 11 be charged from $1 to $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.,  Letters to the Editor -'.will only appear over the  Avriter's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  AArill not be printed bri any consideration.  Address all Letters : The Miner, Nelson, B. C,  (Avith 'Via Kootenai, Idaho," added if mailed in the  United States.) '  _-..'-  Authorized Agents : Henry Anderson, Ainsavprth;  James Delancy and James Gibson, Spokane Falls;  J.H. Mathesou, Donald; Sam Woods, Westminster;  F. B. Wells, ReA-clstoke; Harry Hebert, Sproat; Linton  Brothers, Calgary; Robert Jamieson, Victoria.  The secretary of the postoffice department at  Ottawa writes the editor of The Miner, in reply to a letter asking for an increase in the ������������������frequency:'of the mail service between Sproat and  Nelson, that the amount now paid for that service ($20 for one trip per week) is so high that  the postmaster-general cannot see his way to  authorize another trip per week  at that rate.  For the information of the postmaster-general,  The Miner will state that the contractor for  the-'present service cannot see his way to undertake the..work for less than   the price per trip  now   paid,   and   furnishes    figures    to   prove  it.    Two trips a week would require the time of  1 man and 2 horses 4 days a week���������in reality require all their time.    The wages paid the  man  is $40 a month, his board costs $1.50 a day, $45 a  month more.     The feed for 2 horses costs $1 a  day each, or $80 a month for the 2 animals. The  ferriage at the Slocan costs 10 cents for the man  and 25 cents a horse each trip, and at the crossing of the Kootenay 75 cents a trip; this would  amount to $36 a month more.     Thus, the total  actual expenses of the contractor, not counting-  horse-shoeing     and     other     incidentals,     for  the increased  service would be $180 a month,  whether he made 2 or 3 trips a week.    If he was  allowed $20 a, trip for a twice-a-week service, he  would realize but $160 a;month; and if allowed  $20 a trip for a tri-weekly service, he would get  $240 a month, or a fair profit for his investment  and trouble. The service, would; not be required  for a longer period than 3 months, as the Columbia &  Kootenay railway  will be, within a  mile and a half of Nelson by the middle of November.    That the people of Nelson are entitled  to the increased service, and that promptly too,  is admitted bv every outsider who has visited  this country. .  Again: The secretary writes that "enquiry  " will be made as to the necessity for a mail ser-  " vice to Rykert's custom house via Ainsworth."  What! is the postmaster-general in ignorance  of the fact that a hundred odd prospectors and  miners at Ainsworth, a town in British Columbia, are without a post office?    Is he ignorant of  the fact that in sending letters to their friends  in Canada they are compelled to first forward  them to a postoffice in the United States for  mailing? Is he ignorant of the fact that the  owners of a line of steamboats now running on  Kootenay lake between Nelson and Rykert's  custom-house,   via Ainsworth,   are   willing   to  carry the mails between tlie points named for a  reasonable' compensation? If he is ignorant of  all these facts, of what use is postoffice inspector  Fletcher? Apparently, if the people of the lake  country want justice done them, they must  make,their wants known at Ottawa direct, and  not. th rough''the intermediary at Victoria.'  The postoffiee department of Canada is run by  a set  of   close-fisted,   penurious   officials,   who  would   be  much better ' engaged, in���������-, working a  stony farm, in an eastern Ontario to wnship than  in operating one of the most important depart-  in ents of the  government,' at Ottawa.    Apparently, they cannot comprehend why the people  of a new  country like that on Kootenay lake  should ask for postal facilities  at all,   to  say  nothing of asking for am adequate service. They  run the department on a system that means no  mail facilities to the people of a new community  unless the revenue derived-'from that community is equal to the expenditures for the service.  If this system was carried out logically, the people of cities  like  Toronto, Winnipeg, and Victoria  could, each  year, claim a dividend from  the postoffice department, for the deiiartinent  certainly receives a larger sum in postage from  each of these communities than the cost of the  postal  service   furnished   by   the  department.  "���������While' the people of the Kootenay^Lake country  do not contribute largely to the income of the  postoffice department, they do  to  the  general  income of Canada; and any deficits incurred in  running the postofrice department is certainly  made up from the general income.    Thousands  of dollars are now being paid to the Dominion  government by our people in the way of duties on  goods brought in from the United States.    Yet  the  collector  of these  duties  is  compelled   to  make special arrangements with the American,  owners of an American line of steamboats for  the prompt delivery of his official and private  mail; and all mail matter he dispatches is first  deposited  in  an American postofrice,  that on  private business being stamped with an American postage stamp. ^  No one who is not actually engaged in mining  either copper, lead, or silver can begin to appreciate the wonderful change brought about by  the < recent rise in the price of these metals.  The Butte Inter Mountain, printed in a mining  camp whose product is principally copper and  silver, states that new life has been given to  every branch of business in the least dependent  on the mining industry. It has made bonanzas  out of deserted-mines and millionaires out of  men to whom a great ''stake" has long been but  a bright hope. If this be the effects of the rise  in the price of silver from 91 cents an ounce to  the present price, how much greater will be the  effect when the metal is selling at $1.29 cents an  ounce, its value before being demonetized by a  congress acting in the interest1 of the "gold  bugs" of Wall street, New York, and the "Jews"  of Lombard street,. London? For instance: Last  year, 292 tons of ore was shipped from the claims  in Hot Springs district. This ore averaged 93  ounces a ton in silver, or a total of 27,156 ounces.  At that time an ounce of silver was worth  91 cents, and the 292 tons of ore yielded its owners $24,721. If the same ore was sold at the  present market price of silver it would yield its  owners $30,686; or if sold at $1.29 an ounce,  $35,031. The ores of our mines carry good percentages of copper and lead, and these metals  have risen in value along with silver. The  news, therefore, is as good for the people of the  Kootenay Lake country as it is for those of  Butte.  John Robson, the premier of British Columbia,  is a shrewd politician and ambitious to retain  power.    He is the only member of his government who mixes with the common people; the  only one who will give as patient a hearing to  the'man" who wishes to preempt a quarter section as to the capitalist .who. wishes to purchase  a quarter  of a  million acres.    The   expressed  opinion of the independent people at the last  election has not  been  hi vain, for already notice is given that"all alienation of any and all  "crown lands  by private  sale will, be discoii-  " tinned from  and after  this date (July 31st)  " until   further  notice, ...pending  contemplated  " legislation.     That proclamation 'means;-that,  the public domain is to be reserved for actual  settlers  to  be taken up  under the homestead  and .preemption laws.    It means that no more  land, is to be sold to speculators and land-grabbers.    It means that the Robson go veniment is  already beginning to take the wind but of the  sails of the opposition led by Beaven and Grant,  and forestalling the 'independents led by Cotton  and Brown.    It means more:   It means that if  prompt and energetic  action  be taken by the  people of this section, the Canadian Pacific will  ,o.. '.'   ' , ���������.''... "-   'A-  not get away with the 4-mile-square blocks, in  which they have included hundreds of mineral  claims, at Hot Springs, at  Hendryx's,  and  at ���������  Nelson.'       c'. ���������'-. .-____  The people who neglect to assert their rights  often find, when it is too late, that their rights  have been alienated by a government ignorant  of the true state of affairs. If-prompt action  had not been taken, H. Abbott would now control all the water in Cottonwood Smith creek, as  he does all water in Pass creek at Sproat. The  same may be said of the water frontage at Nelson. That these valuable privileges have not  been granted away, is proof that the government, when promptly petitioned, sometimes  acts for the good of the common people as  against the interests of the grasping corporations who are said to own it.  This is proven by a letter, dated Victoria,  July 31st, from chief commissioner of lands and  works Vernon to T. C. Collins, C. VanNess,  Harold-Selous,'and others, ��������� who petitioned the  government that one-half the water frontage '  between the mouth of Cottonwood. Smith creek  and the-eastern, line, of the townsite of Nelson  be reserved for the benefit of the people of Nelson, and who also protested against the granting to Ii. Abbott of 100 inches of water from  Ward, creek and 1000 inches from Cottonwood  Smith creek. The letter states that "the gov-  " eminent agent has been already instructed to  " record no water in the neighborhood of Nelson  "in favor of anyone; and, furthermore, that  "the water frontage from Kail street (projected)  " to the eastern boundary of the townsite will  " be retained for public use."  The publishers of The Miner have in view the  preparation of a special edition that will be  unique. It will show the location of every recorded mineral claim in tlie Kootenay Lake  country, together with the names of the owners,  the character and vaiue ;of the ores, and the  actual .development work done. The maps of  the several mining camps will be as accurate as  the few actual surveys made will allow. One  hundred thousand cojnes of the edition will be  printed and (if the work can be completed in  time) distributed this fall at the expositions in  Canada and the northwestern states. No advertisements will be inserted, and every precaution will be taken to make it a thoroughly  ������  ������  M������l_^ THE  MINER:   NELSON,  B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST 9,  1890.  5  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned G-oods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners 'Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  ���������   ���������,.; "���������. . "-'-'.-" A.    ���������-!".   ���������''.'.'���������"���������; ������".. '. -and' compare Prices. ��������� a';.;.";  Main Street, BEVELSTGKE.  9 and 11 East Vernon" Street, NELSON.  : **-'.��������� 'c  reliable compilation. The mechanical part of  work and the quality of -the paper will be  of the best, and great care will be taken in  having the edition carefully distributed.  But one thing proves the worth of a mining  country, and that is its output of ore or bullion.  Claim owners in the Kootenay Lake country  who have ore on the .."-dump are pursuing a  wrong policy if they do not ship or sell such ore  when the opportunity is presented them. A  few tons of ore exposed at the mouth of a tunnel or shaft will not aid the owner in selling the  claim fromWhich it came, as mining men who  purchase claims nowadays^are aiter ore in  place, and not ore stacked up on the surface. It  is a much better policy for the claim owner of  limited means to sell tlie ore taken out in doing  assessment work, and use the proceeds in doing  work that will prove the worth of the claim,  rather than allowing it to remain on the dump  as an alluring bate with which to catch the  "sucker" or "tenderfoot." A claim that will  not stand developing is not worth doing assessment work on.   The Salt Lake Tribune winds up a friendly  article on "Ireland and the Irish" by venturing  this advice to Irishmen: "Withdraw your re-  " lations and friends from the old country, fix  " them in independent homes in this or some  "other land where their energies could have  " play, and think of Ireland hereafter as we  " think of "the graves in which our well-beloved  " former friends have been buried."  Kfow   a   Skuiil-   ���������U>t   Even   With   a   Young   Gierntan.  An amusing incident occurred last "Wednesday on the'road'between Kootenay station and  Bonner's Ferry. Sam Smith's cayuses were  slowly ambling along ahead of a mud-wagon;  laden with 2 railroad men, a hardware man, a  young German, and a driver. The road was very  dusty in places, and when it was not dusty the  mud was a foot deep. At one of these mud  holes, near the 24th mile post, the passengers  were politely requested to alight and walk to  the next dusty stretch. No one of them raised  the slightest objection, as walking was thought  far preferable to riding at a"mile-and-a-half gait.  The party had proceeded but a shout distance  when the j'oung German ran up against a full-  grown skunk. Not knowing the peculiarities of  the little animal, he was about to pick it up,  when the younger of the railroad men advised  him not to be rash, as the animal's bite was exceedingly dangerous. By this time the driver  and the cayuses had caught up, and the former  at once saw an opportunity to show the party  that he was a better shot than a driver, a VVin-  chester rifle being part of one of the passenger's  traps. Seizing the rifle the driver drew a bead  on the skunk, and just as he was about to pull  the trigger the skunk sideled away.    This being  repeated a dozen or-more times, the skunk's life  being in less danger than the young German's,  the latter requested that he be permitted to try  a shot.    The  request disgusted the driver, and  he ordered the other passengers aboard and drove  on, leaving the young German, the rifle, and the  skunk behind. The first shot fired by the German  wounded the animal; and 3 more, to all appeaiv  ances, killed it.   Picking it up under his arm, he  overtook the stage and climbed in, skunk and all.  Although shot in 4 places, the skunk was not  dead,   and it did not   neglect to   perfume its  slayer.    The air soon  became rankly fetid, and  the skunk was thrown overboard, much to the  disgust of the young German, who, claiming to  be  an  expert in   taxidermy,   wanted  it for a  stuffed   speicimen   for a museum   back  in  his  native town in Bavaria.    Dropping the skunk  to the roadside did not abate  the  insufferable  smell, and the German was directed to take off  his coat, and hold it at arm's length while seated  with, his legs dangling over the tailboard of the  mud-wagon.    This he did until his arm became  almost paralyzed, and the smell not abating, the  coat was dropped in the dust.    It was soon followed by his vest and both shirts; half naked,  yet the other passengers continued to hold their  noses and suggest further disrobing.    Finally,  after much hesitation, the young man pulled off  his pants and threw them away, and was about  discard his drawers and socks when the stage  pulled up at the Great Northern engineer camp  to which  the young  German  was  way-billed.  The last seen of him by the passengers is best  expressed in the following nursery rhyme, the  joint effort of the 2 railroad men:  J  There was a young- German named Clauson  cShot a skunk, and then put his paws on  That peculiar part  That smells very badly,  And the last time we saw him he hadn't any clothes on.  Natural Wool Underwear  Canton Flannel Underwear  Merino Underwear  Balbriggan Underwear  Cotton Underwear  All - Wool Underwear  p> o  *=* o  S- ������  ���������8 O  _A.O?  NO. 15 EAST BAKKE  STS-B-;ft_\ NE.J>������4>.V.'  John Houston. Charles IT. Tnk.  W. Gesner Allan (a Notary Public).  Houston, Ink & Allan.  REAL   ESTATE.  Will purchase and sell mining claims and town lots;  collect rents; write bills of sale, bonds, agreements, mortgages, deeds, certificates of incorporation; etc, etc.  Aid in procuring crown deeds for lands, Nelson town  lots, and mineral claims.  Office in The Miner building, Baker Street, Nelson.  EAST    RAKE R   STK EKT.  A. J. MARKS,  C. VAN   NESS,  PROPRIETORS.  LAEQEST HOTEL IN NELSON  AFFORDS   SPLENDID   VIEWS  OF   BOTH  TOAD  MOUNTAIN AND  KOOTENAY RIVER  Best brands of liquors and cigars always in stock.    The  table furnished with tlie best in the market.  eq. E. R. Ellis,  >Ici--l>er of'Society'of Chemical Industry;  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis," of  "The Iron Ores of "the "World," Etc., Etc.  Expert   hi   the   "ISIueMrd"   Mining   Suit.  INQ   EXPERT   AND   CHEI  NELSON,  B.  C.  REVISED   ASSAY   CHARGES.  Silver, Gold or Lead '.'...'.  ......... ������1 50  Copper  ....:.  2 50  Silver and Lead  a.  2 00  Silver, Gold and Lead   3 00  Silver and Copper  3 00  Silver, Gold and Copper 4 00  Silver and Gold., 2 00  Three samples for Sil ver or for Lead  3 50  Mineral properties managed and reported  upon.   Interests of non-residents attended to.  Ainsworth, Hot Springs District, B. C.  Miners' Supplies, Provisions, Tools,  Crockery, Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying  duty on goods at Canadian custom-house on the river.  NOTARY PUBLIC,  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc.  Agent for mineral claims ; crown grants obtained   for  mineral claims, and abstracts of title for same furnished.  Oniee at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. C.  m 3?HE  MINER;   NELSON,  OB.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   AUGUST  9,   1890.  carry large lines of plain, medium, and high-grade  furniture. Parlor and bed-room sets ranging'in  price from $6.50 to ������500. Hotels furnished throughout. Oihce and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven wire, hair, and 'wool  mattresses in stock. Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for Evans Eros.'.pianos and Doherty organs.  MAIN STREET, REVELSTOKE, B. C.  ltS_YI-fl,STOKE-,. IS. <C.  GRANITEWARE AND  LAW GOODS.  Tin, Copper, and Sheet-Iron Ware Made, to Order.  First-class work guarfinted.    Particular attention paid  to mail orders from  mining camps.  ������*_e gssa gsss_ as  aa _^-    tj^j���������  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  DRUGS,; PATENT   MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.' ������������������     ".  CIGARS    AT    WHOLESALE    AMD    RETAIL.  ������ Mail orders receive prompt attention.  IDIRTTOCMS.rSA  Prescriptions carefully compounded, from pure drugs, by  a graduate in 'pharmacy.   A. full line of patent medicines and toilet articles carried.  ���������<Oiiiy S^rng'Store in Lower S_.ooienay.)   SFK.OA.T, B. ���������.  LIMITED.   ������������������'.."���������.  One of the above company's steamers  WILL LEAVE WILL LEAVE  REVELSTOKE FOR SPROAT <��������� SPROAT FOR REVELSTOKE  __' A _ '    '_; __-^._ ..  MONDAY  WEDNESDAY  FRIDAY  ���������at 4 a. in.  TUESDAY  THURSDAY  SATURDAY  ���������at 3 a. in.  ,J. A. MARA, Manager  W. Bredemeyer,. _. __. ___.  (Late partner of John McVioker's, Salt Lake City)  /ASSAYER,     :  Mining Engineer, and Provincial and U. S. Surveyor.  AGENT FOR   HAND'S   FIREWORKS.  '  "'  Masonic Temple Elock, Vancouver, B. 0.  KATES   FOR  ASSAYING-.  Silver, Lead. orGold.. .$2 00   Copper,Silver and Gold, f 2 50  Zinc or Arsenic........ . 500   Silver or Gold bullion.. 300  Silver and Lead or Silver and Gold A.     2 00  Iron, Lime, Silica or Manganese'.     5 00  Sealed sample for Lead, Silver and Gold.     4, 00  Sealed sample for Copper, Silver and Gold..:........    5 00  Lead bullion, for Silver and Gold..     2 00  Assays from Kootenay district promptly attended to.  Makes reports on and surveys and maps of mines. Thirty  years experience : speaks 10 languages.    Terms, cash.  Kootenay Lake  Saw-Mill,  ii.   <*.   KU4WAV--S, . ri-oprielor.  All kinds of rough lumber and dimension stuff on hand  or.sawed to order; also T and G flooring, V ceiling, surfaced lumber, rustic, and sawed shingles.  Capacity of mill 20,000 feet per day, which ensures the  prompt tilling of large orders. Lumber delivered at any  point on Kootenay lake.  Postoflice 'address, Nelson, B. C.   Mill 14 east of Nelson.  ITOTIOE.  All claims against the Nelson City Improvement Company, Nelson City Townsite, or Pilot Bay Saw Mill Company* properly vouched, must be forwarded at once to the  undersigned. No claim will be allowed after sixty (CO)  days. JOSHUA DAVIES.  V-r-    __     ���������_      T-������     f~1        T,,..-.   _/YM-.     IQOn  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 1890.  CREAM    OF 'THE'  WORLD'S.  NEWS.  Last week a fire destroyed all the business part of Wallace, the most flourishing town in the Cosur d'Alene mining country.    Loss $412,000. .    '   ,  Chinese are being smuggled across tlie boundary line  from British Columbia into the Colville reservation, where  " they become squaw 'men".-' Three of them have been captured .and are how in jail at Spokane Palls.  S. W. R. Jones, a'wealthy fanner of Gervais, Oregon,  was recently ''bunkoed" out of $5.000.. by. a gang of swindlers. They induced him to buy what purported to be a  Louiscuia lottery ticket, and'on which he drew ������5. He reinvested and drew $15,000; this the agent .'would not pay  until he knew Jones was worth that amount. Jones went  to Salem and borrowed $5000, and afterwards met the supposed agent, who pretended to put $10,000 in gold and bills  into a tin box with Jones's money. He then gave the box  , to Jones to keep, saying they would meet in Salem the next  day: and cash the ticket.; The swindler changed the tin  box, and when Jones opened the box at Salem it contained nothing but 2 rocks.  The base bail craze is fast dying out in the. east. Asa  summer amusement in New York city it is almost as great  a failure as Italian opera is iu the. winter.'.; There are S or  4 games every day In New York and Brooklyn and yet all  the games put together do not draw as many spectators as ,  were drawn last season by the New York league club alone.  The"ii'nioh of the 5 Central American countries now warring would give the consolidated nation a population of  about 3,000,000, or a small fraction more than Ontario has  now. 'ihe largest of' the countries, taken alone���������Guatemala���������has only about 1,400,000 inhabitants.  Marcus Mayer, a theatrical manager, recently made the  trip from San Francisco to Paris in 15 days.    His doing so  cost another theatrical manager, named' J. C. 'Williamson.  of Australia, 24 dinners that Will lessen his wealth by  A $17,000.,, .     r ;  Jim Hill's Great Northern railroad line is maging active  preparations for completing the line to the Pacific coast.  On the east end the route will start from a point three  miles east of Fort Assinaboine, following- the northern  course, which is located to the summit of the '.Rookies.  Seattle will be the principal terminus of the line ou Pugei;  Sound, Preparations are also ,made for building south  from Seattle to Portland, Oregon, the track to be used  jointly hy the Union and Southern Pacific systems. 'This  road will pass through .northern Idaho close to Bonner's  Ferry, distant less than a'hundred miles from the mining-  camps on Kootenay lake.  Oh June 30th the first woolen mill in Japan furnished  with an English-made plant was formerly opened by the  , Tokio Woolen Manufacturing Company, a Japanese company, with a capital of $350,000.  The celebrated Blythe will contest, which was begun  over a year ago in .Sah Francisco, has been decided in  favor Of Florence, the illegitimate daughter of the deceased. The value of the property is somewhere near  $4,000,000. Miss Blythe is 15 or 16 years of age, and was  obprii iii England.  cLast week in a barroom on the King's Lane road, London,  a discharged soldier named Harper, quarreled with 2 men,  and drawing a revolver killed them both. He claims the  men had robbed him. He had just returned from New  York, where he had. unsuccessfully looked for work. The  papers call it an "American tragedy."  The best authorities estimate the wheat crop of the present season in Dakotas and Minnesota at 100,000,000 bushels.  . The hot'weather.has not done serious damage taking the  country as a whole, and the harvest is now in progress.  The value of this crop to the Northwest is estimated at  $60,000,000 at the lowest. The crops in Manitoba also^are j  reported good, especially in the Red River valley. j  The Kamloops. Sentinel of July 26th says "the Cariboo j  stage robber has evidently made his escape beyond, the j  reach of the law.    Constable Pearse has not yet returned j  from up the North Thompson river, but there are no great .  chances of his having captured the highwayman, owing- to |  the heavily timbered country through which they had to j  travel and the long start obtained by the pursued party.  Government agent Hussey's 'visit up the country resulted j  in finding out that had the half-breeds, who first, gave j  chase, had nerve enough  to continue their search  they j  might have captured the robber or robbers." . !  Leo Gactz and the directors of the Calgary & Edmonton !  railway have concluded arrangements whereby the road  will cross Red Deer river at mr. Gactz's property, where  he   has about  1200   acres and   where  the  town   will   be j  located.   In speaking of the site, James Ross says he never ;j  saw a liner site for a town.   It is understood that mr. .!  Gaetz and the railway people will share equally in the sale j  of the townsite. i  The feature of the racing at Detroit, Michigan, last week j  was the appearance of Sunol on the track.   The flying filly I  looked as fine as silk when she started on a half-mile spin, j  a runner to accompany her.    She made the first quarter in !  30t seconds and  the half mile in   1:02.1, creating another j  record. I  President Harrison is using his best endeavors to have    \  congress pass a law that will exclude all lottery circulars  and" papers containing lottery advertisements from   the  mails.   A  bill   to that effect  has been reported from the    ;  postoflice committee of the house. j  A few days ago the Great Falls & Canada railway had j  reached a point 60 miles north of Great Falls, Montana, j  and had 6 engines at work hauling material to the front. ;  In returning they brought a considerable quantity of j  wool, which was transferred to standard gauge cars at, I  Great Falls and sent east. This narrow gauge road, is be- j  ing built to connect with the road now at Lethbridge, J  Alberta. j  The London Times says the Russian government has or- !  dered the application of the edicts of 1882 against the Jews, j  Jews must henceforth reside in certain towns and will not !  be permitted to own land or hire it for agricultural purposes, The law limiting* the residence of Jews to 16 provinces will be enforced. No Hebrew will be allowed to  enter the army or any other profession. Enforcement of  the edicts will result in the expulsion of over 1,000,000  Jews from the country. ���������  Lord Dunlo, who was unsuccessful in his efforts to secure a divorce from his wife at London, had an interview  with lady Dunlo since the trial and a reconciliation has  "been effected.   Lady Dunlo will make a tourof the provinces and appear in the character of "View." ,  The civil war in the,; Argentine' Republic has ended for  the present, the insurgents surrendering to the Celman  government, afterwards being fully pardoned. The cause  of the outbreak is the financial distress resulting from  extravagant expenditure of public monies, also from the  unpopularity of -president Celman. Gold is selling at a  premium of $4.75, the paper money of the country being  worth about 20 cents on the dollar. Argentine railroad  stocks and bonds have greatly depreciated in London.  The missing lord Boyle has turned up, and by this time  is in Ireland, in full possession of his title and estates. He  "lost" himself on a horse rench near Boise City, Idaho, and  knew nothing of the death of his father and subsequent  search for himself until he picked up an old San Francisco  'Chronicle in-a'hotel in Seattle, where  band of horses.  he had gone to sell a  '��������� LAND ; NOTICES, ;,'."  Like the'Following- must be published .nine weeks in a newspaper other than  the British Columbia Gazette, and cost FIFTY-]-']VE CKNTS  a line For tlie required publication, in THII MINER.  Notice is hereby given "that sixty days after date we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to lease the following describted lands for  timber purposes:  Commencing at a post about 35 chains south of Pilot  bay, on the east side of Kootenay lake, directly opposite  the Outlet,, thence south 40 chains, thence east SO chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence west SO chains; containing'  320 acres more or less. JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAY.WAI.D. -..���������������������������  Kootenay Lake, July 8th, 1890. By Geo. T.Kane.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date  the undersigned  intend to apply to the honorable chief  commissioner   of   lands   and   works   for   permission   to  purchase the following described tract of land situated  in the  West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a point marked by a stake; on the  east side of Kootenay lake, near Pilot bay, thence;running east twenty (20) chains, thence north eighty (80)  chains, thence west forty (40) chains, more or less, to  the shore line of Kootenay lake, thence south, following  the shore line to the point of commencement; containing .about" 200 acres: JOSHUA DAIRIES,  W. P. SAYWARD.  . 'Victoria, B. C, Juno 30th, 1890. .,  Notice is hereby given t'nat'sixty (60) days after date  we intend to apply to the honorable chief Commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase  the following described tract of land situated in the  West Kootenay district: .  Commencing at a stake on the northwest side of a  small lake, known as "Silver''lake, thence cast 160 rods,  thence south 160 rods, thence west 160 rods, thence north  160 rods to initiaKstake; containing 160 acres.  JOHN MCNEILL, ^  THOMAS A. R. BLACKWOOD.  Nelson, B. C, July 5th, 1890.  Thereby give notice that GO days afterdate I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of-lands and works for  permission to purchase 160 acres of land described as follows:  Commencing from a post on a point of rocks on the east  side'of a bay behind cape Horn on Kootenay lake (known  as ��������� Parrot's bay), thence southerly along the shore of the  lake and bay 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence north  40 chains, thence west 35 chains, more or less, to the shore of  the lake, thence following the sinuosities of the shore line  to the point of commencement.      WILLIAM THOMAS.  Kootenay Lake, July 4th, 1890.  1 hereby give notice that sixty (60) days after date I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to purchase 1(50' acres of land described as  follows:  Commencing at this (N. E.) corner post, thence west 40  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, more  or less to theshore of the lake, then following the sinuosities of the shore of the lake to the point of comniencemnt.  H. W. WALBEY,  ~ Per William Thomas.  Kootenay Lake, July 4th, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date "we, the  undersigned, intend to apply to the chief commissioner of  lands and works for permission to purchaseone hundred  and. sixty (160) acres of land,-situate in West Kootenay  district and described as follows:  Commencing at a stake marked H. S. & M. S. D.���������N. W.,  on the Gold King trail, three miles south of Nelson; thence  south 40 chains, thence ea,sfc 40 chains, thence north 40  chains, thence west 40 chains to the point of commencement, HAROLD  SELOUS,  Nelson, B. C, July 10th, 1890. M. S. DAVIS.  Notice is hereby given that sixty {i')0) days after date  I intend to make application to tlie chief commissioner  of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land:  Commencing at a. post situated at'the mouth of Kaslo  creek, on the south bank, at high water mark of Kootenay lake, in the West Kootenay district, thence west 80  chains; thence south 40 chains; thence east to Kootenay  lake, following high-water mark of same to the initial post;  containing 200 acres more or loss. GEO. T. KANE.  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 1890.  APPUCATSOINS   FOR   GROWN   GRANTS  For MINERAL   CLAIM'S  require to be published  nine weeks in a newspaper other than the British Columbia (.iazette; their publication in THE  MlNKR will cost the applicant FIFTY-FIVE CENTS a line.  Notice is hereby given that the Pacific Bullion Mining  Company, by their agent, Henry Anderson, has tiled with  me, under the provisions of the Mineral Act, an application  for a crown grant to their claim "Spokane," situate about  one half mile west of the Hot Springs, Kootenay lake, B. C.  Adverse claims, if amy, arc required to send in their objections to me within 60 days from date hereof.  GEO. C. TUNSTALL,  Assistant commissioner of lands and works.  Hot Springs, B. C, July 6th, 1890.  r������_u_4: THE  MINER :   NELSON,  B.  C,  SATURDAY,  AUGUST 9,  1890.  CONTRACTORS  AND '.'���������;  WJLL   CONTRACT   FOR  THE   ERECTION   OF   ANY   SIZE  WOOD   BUILDING.  PLANS and ���������.ESTIMATE  furnished and bills for material made.  JOB   CARPENTERING  attended to promptly.  Shop on Baker Street, between Hall and Hendryx.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  /NELSON, IS. C. .  PROPRIETORS.  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.  TZEECIE   _B_A__E_  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  "The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  NELSON, K. C.  JOHNSON   8l   MAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  w������s*'  The reputation made for this house by its former proprietor, J. F. WARD, will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.  SMALL , CHUNKS    OF   NEWS   FROM ' DONALD..  William McKenzie & Co., a firm who had tie-makers in  here last winter, is re-establishing his camps. Severity-five  men have already arrived from the east, and 100 more are  on the way in. The ties will be used on the prairie roads,  mainly on the new Calgary & Edmonton,-now building.  One camp will be established 3 miles west of Donald, the  others on the Blaeberry.  The town though dull is doing as well as any of its near  neighbors in the way of permanent improvements. The  new postoffice building, erected on the flat east of the Selkirk house, will be opened next week; N. Paquet, has refitted the mrs. Anderson store, and now occupies it with a  stock of general merchandise; G. E. Manuel has enlarged  his dwelling-house, and has now the only lath-and-plastered  residence in Donald. R. A. Kimpton is also thinking of  building a residence on "Quality Hill," one that will be in  keeping with the size of his family and their position in  ...society.-'/.  The recent foot-racing "fake" is still the talk of the town.  Like all such events, it was "crooked." The one-armed  runner negotiated with both parties, but unlike a majority  of his ilk, he did not throw his backers���������only led the other  party to believe that he would. Tom Henderson, his opponent, after putting up his money, did not appear at the  appointed time, and thereby forfeited his stake and caused  his backers to lose the money they had up in bets. To get  even with Tom, the boys now say that as he lost all his  money he will have to go without cosmetic until the pay-  car drops round again. But the boys are mistaken; Tom's  beauty is more than skin deep.  Passenger travel is very good over theC. P. R. just now,  and all travelers speak highly of the polite treatment they  receive at the hands of the genial liars employed by the  company as trainmen. Jim Wright, Jim Doaig, and  George Risteen are on the passenger run between Donald  and Kamloops.  Sam Woods, so well known hereabouts a year ago as a  conductor on the C. P. R., is making money in New Westminster as a real estate dealer. He has managed to save  enough nickles to purchase a $1350 lot at a recent sale in  that burg.  The boys who have music in their souls recently organized a brass band, and engaged Sam Hammond as bandmaster:' So far they have only practiced on compositions by ;  Wagner, Verdi,  Godfrey,  Offenbach, and Sullivan;  hut  then they have never been farther away from home than.  Golden, and the natives hereabouts do not care for high-  class music.   When the band takes in the Pacific Division  Employees picnic, which will be held at Victoria this year,  it will only play music composed by mr. Hammond, who is:  now busily engaged arranging the score.  W. F. Van An twerp, the engineer who was so badly hurt  in a wreck this spring, has had to go to Toronto for medical  treatment. His right arm is partially',paralyzed, and he  hopes to regain its power by the use of electricity.  Fred A. Calder, for several years past a clerk in superintendent Marpole's office, has gone to Portland, Oregon, to  take charge of the C. P. R. ticket office there���������so he says.  Fred will show the "Webfooters"how to run a ticket office.  Tom Aenderson is day operator in the Canadian Pacific  commercial office and B. DaAris night operator. Bob Barker, formerly of Revelstoke, is night train dispatcher, the  position formerly held by John Hamilton.  A number of men now engaged in business and occupations here will remove to Nelson as soon as the Columbia  & Kootenay railway is completed, so that they can move  their goods and chattels at reasonable rates.  A Thomson-Houston electric plant is being put in at the  Glacier house, Donald's nearest and best summer resort.  A. P. Cummins, the new government agent, satisfies  everybody but general superintendent Abbott.  A SUNDAY AFTERNOON DIALOGUE.  Donald Son���������Pa, who is that "kid" who talks all the time  about girls and fast freight trains ? Donald Father���������My  son, that is Robert Barker.  Son���������Pa, who is that big fat man that has such an eye on  Robert Davis? Father���������that is Robert Collie, my son, better known, perhaps, as "Scottie."  Son���������Pa, who -was it that lost the valuable hen? Father  ���������My son, I believe it was Patrick Murphy.  Son���������Pa, who is it that is always watching Napoleon  Genias when he comes to town? Father���������1 do not know  his name, my son; but I believe he is a shoemaker by trade.  Son���������Pa, who was the, man that ran away from the  ghost? Father���������Why, my son, Jack Crawford, of course.  Son���������Well, ainthe a policeman? Father���������Yes; but that is  the kind of policemen they send up here from the coast.  Son���������Pa, who is that full-chested youth that goes to  Golden 3 times a week? Father���������That is the slickest young  jeweler in the mountains, George C. Hunt by name.*  Son���������Pa, who is that man that Mike Sullivan is always  looking for? Father���������My son, Joe Stirrett, the butcher,'is  the man.  Son���������Pa,'why is it that so many men go unshaved in  Donald on Sunday? Father���������My son, because Jack Math-  eson, the barber, is a millionaire by the rise in value of  town lots in Nelson, and does not care a continental  whether he opens his shop at 8 a.m. or 8 p. m., and I suppose he opened it at the latter hour yesterday.  Son���������Pa, who is going to supply the tie makers with pork  next winter? Father���������My son, it is generally believed that  Dan Kimpton will invest the money lie won from Dan McLean in a drove of hogs. Son���������But where will he get the  feed for them? Father���������Why "rustle" it from his brother  Ruf e, of course.  Son���������Pa, who were the young men who made a mis-calculation last Sunday evening? Father���������My son, Tom  Irvin and Tom Summersby caused Tom Henderson and  Jack Barnes to feel that they were not in good form in  good society.  Son���������Pa, who is that savage-looking man Avho is always  accompanied by a bull dog? Father���������That is W. F. Craige,  esquire, of England, my son.  Son���������Pa, who is the man with the new chin whiskers?  Father���������My son, I do not know, unless it is Jack Wilson.  Son���������Pa, when will Tom Forrest have the Forest house  completed?   Father���������My son, ask me something easy.  Son���������Pa, when is Jack McLeod, the painter, going to  Kamloops again? Father���������My son, you are getting too  blamed inquisitive; so just keep quiet until I read this editorial in the Kootenay Star.  Exit boy.  Will Contract for the Erection of  Stores, Bwel^^  ������   Mills, Bridges, Etc,  SEASO  Dv LUMBER  oh hand, with which to manufacture Store  Fittings, Tables, Desks, Etc.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  __sr_Ei_,soisr:, B. o_  NELSON and SPKOAT.  Will contract to deliver fresh meat at any mine in the  district.   Orders from lake points promptly filled.  T R A  running between Nelson and Sproat, and between Nelson  and adjacent mines.   Will contract to deliver  mining machinery on any mine in  the district.  All Freight Shipped via Canadian Pacific to Sproat  promptly forwarded to destination.  CORRAL A  STABLING  at both Nelson and Sproat, where saddle animals can be  hired and job wagons engaged.  NELSON OFFICE AND MAEKET:  NO..11 EAST BAKER STREET  BUILDER    AND    CONTRACTOR.  Plans and  Specifications Furnished Free.  For the present, address all  inquiries to Albert Barrett,  at, the Nelson Meat Market, 11 East Baker  street, Nelson, B. C.  AND STONE  _E?_L__A.S _T_E_I_ER,_E_] _R,_  Will be at NELSON on or about August 10th.   All work  promptly and satisfactorily executed.  The English Kitchen!  The only restaurant in Nelson.    Meals cooked to order  at short notice.    Lunches served.   Fish dinners  and Omelets a specialty.  No. .'$ East ISaker Street.  SSujih 3_a<-<le.i, B'ropr.  mm. +  m   _____ re'-Tim! B ititr/jnui;  8  THE  MINEE:   NELSON,   B.   C,   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  9,   1890.  Main Street,  REVELSTOEE  Railroad Avenue,  SPEOAT.  ���������w^eecolzes^lik] _-^__stid _e=_jE],x,_a.i_l_  Agent for the Hamilton Powder Company and Hiram Walker & Sons' "Whiskies.  Cor. Vernon  ne Streets,  t!  i  I  I  I  ^  SMALL   Nl!������������ETS   OF'., NEWS.  igements have been perfected between the Spokane  ier:i and the Columbia & Kootenay Steam Naviga-  Arrani  & Nortln  lion Company, whereby boats of the latter company will  ��������� ���������������������������meet trains of the former at Little Dalles on and after the  12th (i uesday). By this arrangement passengers will leave  Sproat at 4 o'clock in the morning and reach Spokane Falls  ar 5:50 the same evening; fare, about fS.50. Time tables,  etc., will appear in The Minek next week.  Dr. James Gibson of Spokane came in, on Monday's Galena. He reports that every time he returns from the  Kootenay Lake country to Spokane he is beset with people anxious for information in regard to this section. He  will remain a couple of weeks.  The Davys & Tolson mill made a trial run on cedar this  week, not having, sufficient pressure to cut hemlock and  1 fir. 'Additional pipe has been ordered, so that greater  pressure can be obtained. The machinery worked as  smooth as if it had been running a year, and gave perfect  satisfaction.  The Idaho and barge brought in hay and pats on Monday from Bonner's Ferry. The hay was a good quality of  timothy, and was disposed of to Joe Wilson and Collins &  Ewing at $45 a ton. G. A. Biglow purchased the oats at  m cents a pound. The hay crop is reported as fine on the  Kootenay,, but very little of it is timothy.  Judge Tnnstall came in Thursday and inspected the  wagoa road at Ainsworth on Friday, returning to Nelson  by canoe today. He reports ' 2$ miles of the Hot Springs  road nearly completed, and that the work is being done  well and the appropriation carefully expended.  Superintendent Marpole of the Pacific division came in  this week to sec how work was progressing on the Columbia & Kootenay. While at Nelson betook a look at the  falls on Cottonwood Smith creek and examined the water  frontage for a suitable wharf site. The available water-  power at the falls was rather a surprise to him, and its  easy adaptability for operating a large smelting plant seen  at a glance. The site is within a quarter of a mile of the  right-of-way, and almost on a level with it. The prediction  was made that one of the largest smelters on the Coast  would be erected on the site within 2 years. Mr. Marpole  was accompanied by mr. Duchesnay, the new chief engineer of the Columbia & Kootenay.  Gideon Milligan, one of Donald's best known business  men, came in this week intending to locate at Nelson. He  purchased a lot on West Baker street, and will return in  October and open a wholesale liquor and cigar store.  Holley, Mason, Marks & Co. "of Spokane either do an  immense business or have a large capital. Their losses by  tire alone in the last year have been over $80,000. The  Spokane tire knocked them out of $50,000 and the fire at  Wardner $23,000 more. Last week they suffered a $9000  . loss at Wallace. This firm has corralled nearly all the  business of the mines and towns in this section, their mr.  Bycrs making regular trips to Nelson and Ainsworth.  They have the advantage of understanding the wants of a  .mining camp, and the necessity of filling its orders without  vexatious delays.  A^wiit������>iii<;   fCouud   a  Circle  in ' Cluick ' Time.  At 3:45 Tuesday -morning Robert Kerr and W.  D. Taylor of Winnipeg, dr. Campbell of. Revelstoke, and L>. E. Brown' of Vancouver started  from Sproat' in a row boat, and made the Little  Dalles (53 mile:-) in 5 bonis. At the end of the  Spokane & ".Northern track, a short distance  from the Little Dalles, they boarded a special  train, which landed them in Spokane Falls at  ���������half-past 4 in the afternoon. In the evening  they were banqueted at the Hotel Spokane, and  at 0:30 Wednesday morning started for Kootenay station, arriving there at 8 o'clock. Sain  Smith's fast-freight stage, line deposited them  safely at Bonner's Ferry the same evening.  Thursday morning they*boarded the Galena,  which 'landed them at Nelson at 8 p. m.,, allowing them time during the afternoon to look at  Hendryx'sgreat Blue Bell mine at Galena Bay.  Friday afternoon, all provided with front seats  on Joe Wilson's observation cars (pack nudes),  they started   for  Sproat,   intending to remain  over night at Keefer's camps. If the observation cars kept the trail along the Q. P. R.fright-  of-way, the party probably reached Sproat  without accident; but the chances are some of  them are now lying mashed and mangled in one  of Hugh Keefer's hosx^itals.  How They Lost. Their Catch.  ... ,; ,     . ' ���������     O .'''.'  A week ago Sunday Bob 'Yuill and Henry  Blair caught SO as nice speckled trout as ever  came out of a creek. They were generous, and  gave The Miner outfit fully half of them. Believing that one good turn deserved another,  one of The Miner men, accompanied by W. A.  Crane, went a-fishing in Cottonwood Smith  creek last Sunday, intending to divide the catch  with mr. Yuill and mr. Blair. They had pretty  good luck, and had some 30 speckled beauties on  a string when they reached a log-, a short distance above which was a pool that looked like a  good one. The string was 'carefully deposited  on the log, and the hooks dropped into the pool.  A 3-ounce trout nibbled and was yanked out;  but when the string was looked for it was not  to be found. It had slipped off the log and  gone down the rapid stream. Mr. Crane  blanked The Miner man, and was roundly  blanked in return. They immediately separated, The Miner man, disgusted, climbed to  the top of Apex mountain and there located the  "Texas Steer" mineral claim, while mr. Crane  reached his hotel at midnight, having got lost  in the tangled underbrush a mile above town.  WELLS  DEALERS   IN  BOOTS AND SHOES,  v. ��������� .  Fancy and toilet goods, patent medicines, fruits, tobaccos.  cigars, stationery,, etc.  Postoffice Store, Nelson, B. 0.  _i  TH0M  if*  Horse-Shoeing a Specialty  All kinds of Jobbingand . Keuairinj; Executed  Neatly  and Promptly.  i   Ward Street, opp. Government Office, Nelson.  0. S. F. Hamber,  Notary Public, Nelson,.  A. G. Thynnej  Vancouver.  AND  ^>  AND *���������$  General Commission Agents,  '9  T  executed with promptness and dispatch.  IN ING STOCK and CLASIVSS  bought, bonded, and sold.  OFFICE   ������N   THE   MINER   BUILDING.  NOTARY   PUBLIC.  REAL ESTATE AND  SV1SNES,  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 5 East Baker Street, HELSON, B. 0.      S  ^t_fi

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