BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

The Miner Aug 23, 1890

Item Metadata


JSON: xminer-1.0182473.json
JSON-LD: xminer-1.0182473-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): xminer-1.0182473-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: xminer-1.0182473-rdf.json
Turtle: xminer-1.0182473-turtle.txt
N-Triples: xminer-1.0182473-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: xminer-1.0182473-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 1^1  4  W  /\  I  Only Paper  Printed in the  Kootenay Lake Mining Districts.  For Rates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fourth  Page.  NUMBER 10.  NELSON; BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,  AUGUST   23,  1890.  $4 A YEAR.  BELIEVED   TO.   BE    WORTH    MILXiONSv  It is not known here in what way the death  of R. D. Atkins will effect the Hall names.  While the terms of the agreement made this  spring between the Hails and the other co-  owners on the one side and mr. Atkins and his  partner nir. Ramsey on the other side are not  positively known, as we believe it has not been  placed   on   record,   it  is generally understood  messrsi Atkins & Ramsey secured a half interest in  the property for comparatively a very  small consideration.    The Victoria parties who  jumped 2 of the locations last winter have never  showed up to do the necessary assessment work,  therefore they can certainly have ho valid claim  On the property.    That the lease made in  the  fall of 1888 to certain Canadian  Pacific officials  will ever sought to be enforced is very doubtful,  a,s the parties who were behind the officials do  not want mining property involved in litigation.  That, the Halls will realize a fraction of what  they are entitled to is questionable.    The Hall  brothers are men who deserve well, for they are  both honest and fair dealing.    That their property is in its present muddled condition is owing  entirely to their following the  advice of men  who are badly afflicted with the complaint generally  called  "swelled head."   Work is  being  prosecuted on a tunnel that, after running over  500 feet, will tap the bottom of the present incline shaft, which is clown 162 feet.   This property is said, by all who have seen it, to be one  of the most promising in America. Over $60,000  worth of first-class ore is now on the dumps, besides all the second-class ore taken out during  the 2 seasons it has been worked.     As an evidence of the richness of the ore, that shipped to  Anaconda, Montana, ran from 300 to 570 ounces  in silver and from 28 to 43 per cent copper.   The  ore body at the bottom of the incline shaft is  over 40 feet wide and neither wall exposed.    No  one is allowed to go on the property, and no  specimens are given to any one, not even for exhibition purposes.  Heretofore The Miner has refrained from  making mention of these properties, simply because it was thought best not to advertise their  known richness pending litigation; but as that  litigation is virtually estopped because of the  Victoria jumpers failing to do the assessment  work required by law, it is the province of a  newspaper to give the facts upon which a mining district bases its claims in asking for the aid  of outside capital; and, virtually, the early development of Toad Mountain district depends  greatly on the course pursued by the owners of  the Hall properties. One thing is certain, if the  Halls owned the property themselves, free and  unincumbered, with a practical mining man as  adviser and superintendent, 500 men would today be drawing pay on Toad Mountain. As it  is, less than 20 are "working for wages."  Contrary -to - "Expert" Predictions.  As stated in The Miner last week, the lost  ledge in the south drift on the 95-foot level in  the Poorman has been found, showing up just  as strong as at any point in the workings. This  is not in accordance with the predictions of the  "experts" who visited the mine a month or two  ago; but then it is always the unexpected that  happens after an "expert" has made a prediction. If the Poorman ledge holds good for the  full 1500 feet in length and for the depth that it  is prospected, its owners will have the trouble of  removing 65,000 tons of ore that average about  $40 to the ton in gold. The owners will probably be able to remove it.  Hydraulic Operations on; 49 Creels.  D. B. Huntley, M. C. Monaghan, and Thomas  and Edward Barker have secured a lease to half  a mile of ground, 300 feet wide, on 49 creek for  hydraulicing purposes. The lower end of the  ground is but a short distance up the creek from  the government trail crossing and distant about  9 miles from Nelson.    They have 7 men at work  taking out a ditch, and expect to have it completed by the middle of next week. They are  also whipsawing lumber for sluice boxes and doing other preparatory work. For the present  8-inch canvas hose will be used, the nozzle being an inch and a half in size. While the ground  contains a good in any large boulders, and fully  20 feet of alluvial will require moving; yet from  the tests, made, the pay on bed-rock is known  to bef ������������������pretty rich. Mr. Huntley vvill be on the  ground superintending operations.  : ' 2000 ; TONS A OF   ORE   AWAITING . SHIPMENT.  Dr.  Campbell,  manager   of   the   Revelstoke  smelter, passed'through Nelson  this week on  the way to Hot Springs district, where his company have several good claims, from which they  are taking out ore. In a talk with a representative of The Miner, he stated that reports received from the United, indicated that his company would have no trouble in shipping 1000  tons of its own ore this fall, provided the Columbia & Kootenay railway was completed to navigable waters near Nelson in time. Already they  have 400 tons on the dump at the No. 1 and fully  300 tons exposed at the United. One thousand  tons additional are in sight at other claims in  the 2 districts. This, together with 500 tons bargained for from Alaska, will be sufficient to  make a trial run this winter, and prove the  worth of the plant. That this will be done depends entirely on the men who are building the  railway from Nelson to Sproat. If the road is  completed by October 15th, the ore can be shipped; if it is not, the ore cannot be got to Revelstoke. The Lytton, owing to low water, will  not be able to run later than the first of December. At the best, she cannot make more than  10 trips a month with a barge in tow, the capacity of the barge being 150 tons.  The Miner believes the railroad could be  completed in ample time, provided that men  were paid living wages to work on it; but there  is not much hope that the change will be made,  as general superintendent Abbott worships at  the shrine of Chinese cheap labor, and, no doubt,  nightly prays for Chinese subjugation of  British Columbia.  '-.'Miserable and  Inadequate Mai!  Facilities.  For some reason the business men of Winnipeg and other Canadian trade centers have no  idea whatever of the geography of this section  of British Colnmbia, and cannot see why our  business men prefer to have their mail matter  addressed "Nelson, B. C, via Kootenay, Idaho."  If these wholesale men would only take a trip  down here, and remain at Nelson for a week or  10 days, they would quickly discover the reason.  Thompson, Codvilie & "Go. of Winnipeg were  directed to mail all letters addressed to a Nelson  business man simply "Kootenay Idaho." Instead they addressed some of their letters "Nelson, JB. C." Those addressed "Kootenay, Idaho,'  were received just 10 days ahead of those addressed "Nelson, B. C." The latter came round  by way of Revelstoke, the former by way of  Bonner's Ferry. By one route we have a semi-  weekly mail carried free, by the other a weekly  mail carried for money. Another: A letter to  The Miner dated "Revelstoke, August Sth,"  reached Nelson on the evening of the. 19th. Yet  there are people who believe we have no kick  coming.    A Clean  Docket Presented.  The    first    assize    court   held   in    southern  Kootenay was opened at Nelson on Friday, chief  justice of the supreme court sir Mathew Bailie  Begbie presiding; the crown being represented  by P. H. Irving, deputy attorney-general. There  being no cases, either civil or criminal, on the  docket, court was adjourned until Monday, to  enable the grand jury to make its report. This  speaks well for the people of the mining camps  on Kootenay lake, and it is to be hoped that on  recurring sessions of the court a like clean  docket will be presented the presiding judge.  MINING    NEWS   CONCENTRATED.  C. H. Cady returned to Nelson this week after  making an extended trip through the mineral  districts on the headwaters of the Spilimichene  back of Golden. He also took in Illecillewaet  and Trail creek. Mr. Cady is in the employ of a  syndicate who have spot cash for any mining  property he recommends; so far he has not recommended a purchase.    On Thursday he took a  look at the  Dandy, which  is an extension  of-  Hall's   Silver   King.    ..     ..     ..    Seven   miles  from Nelson and about a thousand feet to the  east of the Royal Canadian, John Miles has a  location called the Paradise, on which he has  done a good deal of work in seaaching for the  ledge. The float found is similar to the ore in  the Royal Canadian���������white quartz carrying free  gold. !Mr. Miles states that he will stick to the  Paradise until he finds the ledge, even if it takes,  5 years to uncover tlie 900,000 square feet of bedrock he has located.     Adjoining the  Paradise on the north end is the Little Diamond,  a claim   owned   by   James  Quigg and   H. F.  Keefer. , Mr. Quigg says mr. Keefer owns just  as much of the ground as he does, but neither  one of them own the ledge from which came the  rich free-gold float they discovered.    . ...  James A. McDonell reports finding croppings  that carry free gold.    The ground is located in  the vicinity of one of Keefer's camps.    ....  A rich strike is reported in the Jim Crow, one  of the promising claims on Toad Mountain, located about midway between the Silver King and  Iroquois ground and the mountain on which are  the Toughnut and Evening claims.     The ore is  said to. be galena.    ....     ..    For the present  work has been  stopped on  the Missing- Link,'  a claim about 2 miles from the railway on the  north side of Kootenay river and 12 miles from  Nelson. Theown ers have run a tunnel andan open  cut.    They struck the ledge in the tunnel, the  vein matter being copper pyrites carrying silver  and gold.    Work will be resumed about November 1st, the owners expecting by that time to  earn money enough to keep them at work all  winter.    ..     ..     ..    J.   L.   Retallack    and   A.  Currie returned from Trail Creek this week, and  report about 50 men in the camp. A few sacks  of ore have been taken out for shipment to Revelstoke as a test. The country has been staked  for miles; lead pencils and axes in great demand.   Dr. Campbell and J. E. Dolan went  up to the Toughnut on Thursday, and brought  down samples to be forwarded to Revelstoke for  a concentrate test. It is reported that an expert  from Butte is on his way in to take a look at  this property for one of the owners, and early  future development will largely rest on there-  port he makes.   About Five Miles of Track Laid.  Cars are now running to a point about 5 miles  east of Sproat on the Columbia & Kootenay, the  rolling stock consisting of 16 flat cars and a caboose. The grade is not yet completed to the  Slocan, although the contractors, Whitehead,  McLean & McKay, expected to be through and  out of the country by the 1st of September. As  it is now, they will do well to be out of it by October 1st. A foreman reports that Keefer & Co.  will have little difficulty in finishing up their  contract, to a point a mile and a half below Nelson, by October 15th, provided they retain their  present force. Sub-contractor Fitzgerald is getting along very well in the cut at the river crossing, about 5 miles below Nelson, considering the  number of men he has employed. He expects  to come out even on his work. While the right-  of-way has been ordered cleared on the south  side of the Kootenay river, the order has not yet  been given to begin actual work, and sub-contractor King is reported as disgusted and tired  waiting to be assigned his work. If the road  could be completed to navigable water on the  river by October 15th, fully 2000 tons of ore from  Nelson and Ainsworth would be shipped to the  Revelstoke smelter this fall.  ^MKSlSIISSll^S^f^^^ i-  j ���������  rawrama  THE  MINER:   ffEL&Off,  B,  0.,  SATURDAY,  AUGUST 23,  1890.  r i  PROSPECTORS,   READ   AiND   PONDER.  I  I  ;fi  i n  I  Probably it is a good thing for the country  that miners and prospectors are optimistic; that  hope brightens their pathway and carries in its  hidden chest a fortune for them all. Gould they  see the stern realities, the toil, the suffering,  and disappointment that lie down the road  ahead of them, through which experience  teaches they .-must pass before they reach the  realization of their hopes, most of them "would  drop out by the wayside and seek fickle fortune  in other paths. Certainly if such should be the  case the development of the country's resources  would be as slow as the progress of the centuries. But while their optimism is a good  thing for the country, it is often, too often, a  bad thing for the individual who cherishes it.  His hopes sway and cloud his judgment, and he  suff ers from it.  There is many and many a poor devil of a  prospector who has clung for years to some favorite claim, upon whose hidden richness he has  based his faith, though there is absolutely no  reason for it. Season after season he has  worked in tunnel or shaft or drift, hoping and  always expecting to strike it rich very soon.  Probably everyone can calf to mind a dozen or  naore such. The veins upon which they are  working may never have yielded a ton or even  contained ever so small a particle of good ore;  and they forget, or perhaps never knew, that  the instances in the world's history where such  veins have made good mines are very few. If  they do know it, blind to the chances of failure,  they expect that in their case nature will reverse its rule and give them the prize, which no  one else has reason to expect, and which comes  as rarely in mining as angels' visits to this  wicked world. Year after year they labor, and  a careless visitor says now and then, with no  thought of the influence of his words, "Stick to  it, old man, and you'll get there." And the  prospector believes it, because w^e are all so apt  to believe what we wish to be true. He places a  money value on his property which is measured  by his hopes, and not by actual value in sight or  the probabilities of its continuance.  And this thing of adding the value of the castles in Spain to claim values is the rule and not  the exception.    It is far more difficult today to  find a good claim at a fair and conservative value  than it is to find purchasers. Would-be purehas-  , ers have visited Toad Mountain and Hot Springs  districts and unanimously report it difficult to  find  claims on  which price  and quality correspond.   And this too where spot cash without  the intervention of a bond would be paid for a  suitable property.  ���������A majority of the owners  have presented their claims on a price basis that  must have rested upon hope only.    No  other  property could be valued on a like basis.    For  instance, John Smith  has a claim on which a  comparatively small  amount of   development  work has been done at an expense of say $4000.  That development shows up a, body of ore whose  net value cannot be placed at more than $5000.  There is no reason to suppose that further development will show up more ore in proportion  to  the cost of  that development, or that  the  claim will improve with more work.    In fact it  is fully as likely, or more than likely, to grow  worse instead of better with more development.  The proposition then, assuming that further  development will show the claim to he neither  better or worse than it is where now developed,  which is an assumption in favor of the seller instead of   the   purchaser,  is  this:     An  investment   of    $4000    in    development,    requiring  one   year's   time,   will   produce   a   profit   of  $1000.    The   reserves   in   sight   will   pay   for  an   equal  amount   of development now done,  providing no accident happens, and leave a profit of $1000 per year, and so  on, until the claim  is exhausted.    But this is  on  the assumption  that the ore body will be continuous; that no  lean  spots  will be found; that water may not  bother enough  to increase expenses;  that the  cost of mining  will  not increase with depth;  that machinery will not need to be purchased,  or if purchased will last forever; and nothing  be  charged  up  for  repairs.     Everyone knows  that a man who invests money on such assumptions as   these   is certain to be disappointed.  Still John Smith values his claim at $30,000.  Under the continuance of the most favorable  circumstances that can be hoped for, it could  not pay 10 per cent per annum on the purchase  price. But experience teaches that a claim of  this character cannot be expected to pay but  little, if anything, more than expenses. Still  mr. Smith is not an exceptional claim-owner���������  he is no more visionary than 9 out of 10 of the  men who follow" his calling.  ARiisiness That Will Soon Be Centered Here.  The magnitude of the smelting business, which  will surely be centered at some point on Kootenay lake at no distant date, is well illustrated at  Denver, Colorado, by the Grant-Omaha works.  The Grant-Omaha people run 10 stacks in Denver and 8 in Omaha. They own 3 other plants,  namely, 4 stacks at Salt Lake, 3 at Glendale,  Montana, and 1 at Clayton, Idaho. Their  Denver output for April last was nearly $2,000,-  000.      Since   starting   8   years   ago,   the   Denver works have paid out $41,000,000 for ores and  shipped nearly $45,000,000 in bullion.    In June  last they bought $800,000 worth of ores.    It is  not unusual for -them."to. have $1,000,000 in ores  on one floor, awaiting their turn to be smelted.  The   buildings   are    interlaced   with   railroad  tracks, and ore is piledup everywhere.    It takes  450 men  to  move  the works  and  they carry  about 600 on  the pay roll.    They pay out for  fuel and labor and some incidental supplies $72,  000 a month.    The works reduce 400 tons of ore  per day, of which 150 tons have to be roasted;  100 tons  of limestone, and of all materials inclusive   of   fuel   nearly  700   tons a   day   pass  through the furnaces.    A good part of the tailings and base ores from everywhere is roasted  to the point of fusing, the  product retaining 3  to 4 per cent of sulphur; 45 tons of matte are  broken up and re-roasted  per day.      All  the  roasting is done in reverberatory furnaces.    One  per cent of the ore is caught in the dust chambers.      The lighter ores,  carbonates,   etc.,  are  made to carry about 10 per cent of the base ores.  There is more money invested in the roasting  plant than in the smelting plant.    Fifty tons of  bullion are run out per day, carrying at present  SOO ounces silver and 5 ounces gold per ton.  Tlie Miner's  Good Looks is Due to Good Type.  That The Miner is a good looking little newspaper is not the result of its being owned and  printed by good looking printers, though every  one of the 3 owners is a little Greek god in form  and feature. It is not owing to the quality of  the ink and paper used, for many publications  use equally as good, yet they do not look wTell  typographically. It is not because of the peculiar "style" of the paper, because that is pronounced bad by many who believe themselves  competent judges. It is simply because the  type, used has a clean-cut face, which is pleasing  to the eye when brought out clearly on good  paper by good ink. The type was not manufactured in Canada, but it was sold us by a Canadian firm who handle Scotch type and Canadian-  made presses and other printing machinery, the  latter equally as good as any made in the United  States. Although the firm (Miller & Richard  of Toronto) did not know whether Nelson was  in Canada or the United States, and could not  comprehend why it was that Pacific coast printers could pay "half cash before shipment of  goods" without a murmur, yet they are pretty  clever people to deal with. For this puff they  will no doubt send us along a handful of nonpa-  riel quads or a few brevier lower case k's, or extend the time on the draft that they have informed us they intended drawing.  Silver Quotations Explained.  "If a British penny is worth 2 cents, why is it  silver is quoted at say 50 pence in London and  $1.11& in New York?" is a question often asked  The  Miner.    The  reason is that the London  quotation is based on bar silver 925 fine and the  New York quotation on pure silver, or silver 1000  fine. Thus: an ounce of silver in London, 925  fine, at 50 pence is 54 pence for an ounce of silver 1000 fine, which, at 489 cents for 240 pence, is  111 J cents an ounce, in equivalence in New York.  In New York on the 16th, bar silver was quoted  at $1.13|, and in London at 52 pence; lead $4.57|  per 100; and copper at 17 cents a pound for lake  and 14|(@15g for casting and Arizona.  A   GREAT   CARDINAL   DEAD.  Cardinal Newman died of pneumonia at Birminghamon the 11th. He was born in London,  February 21st, 1801, and graduated at Trinity  college, Oxford, at the age of 19. He was ordained a clergyman of the English church in  1824. In 1829 he opposed the re-election of sir  Robert Peel as member of parliament for the  university of Oxford, because of that statesman's  advocacy of Catholic emancipation.    He firmly  opposed any liberal movements in the English  church, and also endeavored to neutralize the  tendency   toward   Catholicism.     His   studies,  however, led him nearer, year by year, to the  Roman church, until in February, 1843, he made  a formal retraction of the charges he had made  against that church, and soon after gave up his  living and resigned his office as a clergyman.  He was still an anti-Catholic, and his literary  labors for the next year were devoted to counteracting "sympathy with Rome."   In 1845 he  went over to the Catholic church, and the next  year was sent to Rome by dr. Wiseman.   There  he took orders, and, returning to England, became   one  of  the most   zealous  of   Catholics,  founding schools, convents, and monasteries, and  throwing* himself into every controversy.    He  was made  a cardinal deacon hi  1879.    In  his  death the Catholic church loses one of its brightest ornaments, and many of the leading men of  England one of their dearest friends.    As a litterateur,  as an  educationalist,   as a friend of  every movement for the welfare of the poor in  which   his   position as  a Catholic   clergyman  would allow him to take part, Cardinal  Newman's name is a household word among those  who are acquainted with his work.  ''        (?; , : : : : .    ...  The Largest River in North America.  According   to   the   statement   of   lieutenant  Schwatka, the well-known Arctic explorer, the  river Yukon is the largest stream on the continent.   It is certainly hot the longest.    The Miss-c  issippi is many hundred miles longer than the  Yukon. But the volume of water flowing in  the latter river is held to be greater than that  flowing in the Mississippi. Lieutenant Schwatka  went to the source of the Yukon, or claims that  he did, and found the distance from the mouth  to be 2045 miles. He estimated the mouth to be  90 miles wride, and found that 1000 miles from  its mouth the stream was 15 miles wide. The  case is not quite made out for the Y^ukon. This  enormous width is not all deep water. Besides  the numerous islands there are shoals and sandbars which impede navigation. The measurement of the volume flowing at the mouth of the  Yukon would settle the question whether it is  the largest river on the continent. No scientific  measurement has ever been made. The estimated flow is little better than guess work.  There is, however, some ground for believing  Schwatka's statement that the Yukon is the  largest river on this continent may turn out to  be correct. '. . .        .������������������'.'  Knocked   tlie  "Coon" Out.  Mr. Casey, a white pugilist of Spokane Falls,  and mr. Taylor, a colored scrapper of the same  place, fought 8 rounds for $50 a side and the  gate receipts at Cceur d'Alene City, Idaho, on  the night of the 16th. They wore skin-tight  gloves, which enabled them to inflict severe  punishment. In the sixth round Casey was  knocked squarely down; but in the 8th, after  being covered with blood, Casey rallied and  made a whirlwind rush, knocking Taylor out  with a right-handed blow in the face and a lefthander in the stomach. Taylor's right wrist  was broken. Casey has fought several times and  never been bested, and is looked on by his  friends as a coming light-wTeight.  A Steamboat Line Changes its Time-Card.  Hereafter the steamer Lytton will remain at  Sproat but half an hour on the upstream  trip  between Little Dalles and Revelstoke. She will  leave Revelstoke on Mondays and Thursdays at  4 a. m., laying over at Sproat Monday and  Thursdays nights. Thence, Tuesday and Friday  mornings at 4 to Little Dalles, returning the  same days to Sproat and proceeding on to Revelstoke, reaching the latter place on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  fc-i THE  MINER:   NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATURDAY,  AUGUST 23,  1890.  A POEM FROM A GOLDEN POET.  a  a  a  .Whilst Bailie-Grohrnan. fondly imagines himself the Stanley of the. two Kootenays, Neil  Morrison of Golden can easily claim to be the  Joaquin Miller of the Selkirks. The following  poem, entitled The Miner's Dream, and * 'dedicated to a brother in adversity," is prefaced by  the following:  "To the Fraternal Brotherhood:    Ever since  " the occasion when as a tenderfoot I shouldered  " my blankets to permeate  the busy fields of  '��������� nature and follow the precarious calling of a  "locator of Comstocks, it has been my ambition  "to immortalize! in verse the soinnalistic vision  a" of a man grown gray in the profession. I have  " lost much sleep and flesh in wooing the fol-  " lowing   from   iny   reservoir   of   unpublished  gems; but I offer as excuse the infallible saying, 'poets are born not made', and it comes  " easier for me to locate a modern Silver King  "than pen a 6 x 4 sonnet.   I also feel that I have  " failed  to   portray in   vivid   expressions   the  "miner as he ought to be at  home,   but the  " reader may draw on his own imagination for  "a likeness Of the venerable pioneer as he doses  "by the chimney corner.    The perforated hat  " is tilted to one side, giving an oblique view of  " the grand,sweep of wrinkled intelligence look-  " ing from a gloomy background of iron-gray  " locks; a few rents in the blue shirt gives j5rom-  " inence to the glaring  hue of his underwear,  "which shows up like gash-veins'of- iron oxides  " in a clay-slate formation; the one suspender  k' hangs  negligently across  the   shoulder   and  " supports  the overalls to their  proper level;  " these latter show7 the wear and tear of rough-  " ing it in. the bush-spangled Selkirks, and an  "extensive dislocation  down   the right leg is  " held together by the old proverb, 'a stitch in  time saves nine,'the stitches  being taken at  an interval of 1 to 19,: gives them the fashionable appearance of the fur-fringed 'shapps' of  a Mexican cowboy.    I leave the reader s own  experience: to elucidate and give life to "the  " sleeper by the retrospective glory of 40 \yinks  " by the fireside, accompanied by the soul-split-  " ting music of tired and labored respiration,  "as he inhales the ozone through his wrorking  " tunnel, lets  it roam down the incline to the  "lowest levels, whence it ascends through the  " slopes and breasts and is ejected in hoarse,  "muffled fog-horn snorts from, under the cupola  " of his air shaft.  "Trusting that this will have a brighter future  " than some of our mining ventures, I remain a  " brother in good standing."  SOLILOQUY.  Every year they meet in caucus  And hatch Bills midst festive scenes,  But as yet thej'-'ve failed to farm out  A royalty on our dreams.  THE   MINER'S DREAM..  In the heart of Selkirks'tragic scenes,  Where glacial mountains and eternal snows  Add life and volume to the limpid streams  Which swell Columbia's overflow,  Stands a rough cabin near a rocky bin If,  Girt round with scrub and listless tree  Which marks the edge "of timberline,  Some seven thousand feet above the sea.  Of rough-hewn logs���������with awkward blow���������  .," The walls are built for comfort more than show;  A roof of jabkpine, slit in twain, j  Keeps out the sunlight and betimes the rain; j  Near the rugged fireplace, with capacious maw, j  VVherein burns balsam with a cheering gleam,  Sits the hardy miner, with exertions tired; ;  Anon the lire lulls him to dream.  From rafter beam suspended hang j  Untold of luxuries for the inner-man, '.  And round the shack in negligence flung i  Lie the craft's tools���������pick, shovel, and pan;  In numerous crannies specimens of ore ;  Are kept to chronicle long perilous tramps.  But these he heeds not; down time's chequered shore j  He wanders���������back midst scenes of yore. j  But alack! what contrast, as back to home  A cot 'mong rural dells he strays;  Bareheaded once, like unbroke colt,  There passed, perchance, his brighter days���������  At eve in tending to the lowing kine,  Or on green hillsides guarding white-fleeced flocks.  But now shareholder in the coming mine,  He sold his Ophir, took his pay in stocks.  He sees his form in broadcloth robed,  With golden ticker to give the time;  - His feet, long used to hob-nailed brogues,  In city pumps feel too confined;  A silken beaver where the crownless felt  For seasons hindered not the growth of hair;  And hands begloved to hide their rock-barked pelt,  He curbs his steeds���������a spirited pair.  And the gay partner who shares his seat,  Oft gazing on her with fond-pleased eye,  Can it be Maggie���������classmate with him  At village school in days gone by?  The pleasing picture speaks in sleepy smiles  Round gray-fringed lips until, through fate,  He wakes, and murmurs as it gets dispelled,  "By ginger, Danny, I didn't know 'twas late."  Golden, August 4th. NEIL L. MORRISON.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROWN   GRANTS  For MINERAL  CLAIMS require to be published nine weeks in a newspaper other than the British Columbia Gazette; their publication in The  MINER 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 filed with  me, under the provisions of the Min eral 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 any, are 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. ...  APPLICATIONS   FOR  TIMBER   LEASES  Require to be published  nine weeks in a newspaper other than the British  Columbia Gazette; their publication in THE MINER will cost ������������������������������������������������������%  the applicant FIFTY-FIVE CENTS a line, '   ,       ,   ;  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 described tracts of  land, situate in West Kootenay district, for timber  purposes: .       " a  La Commencing at ta post situated about one-half 'mile...  northwest of the northerly end of Crawford's bay, at the  southwest corner of GaO. Buchanan's timber limit on the  east side of Kootenay lake, thence west 80 chains ; thence  north 80 chains; thence east chains; thence south 80 chains  to initial post; containing 640 acres more or less.  2. Commencing at a post situated at the southeast corner  of the above described tract of land, thence east 80 chains;  thence south 30 chains; thence west 80 chains ; thence  post; containing 240 acres more  JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAYWARD,  Per Geo. T. Kane.  Kootenay Lake, B. C, August 11th, 1890.  .LAND   NOTICES  Like the following: must be published nine weeks in a newspaper other than  the British Columbia Gazette, and cost' FIFTY-FIVE CENTS  a line for the required publication in The MINER.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after dateAve intend to apply to the chief commissioner of,lands and works  for permission to lease the following described 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 80 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence west 80 chains; containing  320 acres more or less. JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAYWARD.  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 folloAving 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; contain-  north 30 chains to initial  or less.  ing about 200 acres.  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 1890.  JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. WAYWARD.  Notice is hereby given that 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 east 160 rods,  thence south 160 rods, thence west 160 rods, thence north  160 rods to initial stake; containing 160 acres. 0  john McNeill,  thomas a. r. blackwood.  Nelson, B. C., July oth, 1890.  I hereby give notice that 60 days after date 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 Parret'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.  I 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 160 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 commencemnt.  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 purchase one 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 east 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 (60) ".'day's after date  I intend to make application to the 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 less.       "    GEO. T. KANE.  Victoria, B.C., June 30th, 1890.  John Houston. ' Charles II. Ink.  W. Gesner Allan (a Notary Public).  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.  SoOTiNil SHOE iHOP  NELSON,  B. C.  I am 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,  ZRIEIE^IIRIIINr G-  neatly and substantially done, and all orders promptly  attended to. The patronage of the public is respectfully  solicited.  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.  IDIRTXQ-G-irSTSA  Prescriptions carefully compounded, from pure drugs, by  a graduate in pharmacy.   A full line of patent medicines and toilet articles carried.  (Only IPrng Store in Lower Kootenay.)   SPBfiOAT, -IS. 4'.  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.  PIONEER   BARBER  SHOP.  Shaving, Hair Gutting, Shampooing.  Vernon Street (next door to Lakcview House),  NELSON, B. C.  ON LAUNDRY,  Baker Street, near Josephine,  All Work  Turned  Out Promptly  and in First-���������lass Style.   None font White  Help Employed.  ALICE   FOSTEH,   JUL^JSTJ^G-JEUR-  PLASTERER.  Will be at NELSON on or about August 10th.   All work  promptly and satisfactorily executed.  ?&3i?*5KEgjg*^ ,11  THE  MOTEB:   NELSON,   B.  C,  SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  23,  1890.  i  i  h'i  '��������� f  i (  !   ������  f n  t i  F J  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 $���������,  Oonteact Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate-.of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Reading or Local Notices 25 cents a line each  insertion.    Contracts made.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is hot 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.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters: The Miner, Nelson, B. C,  (with "via Kootenai, Idaho," added if mailed in the  United States;)        a   Authorized Agents :   Henry Anderson, Ainsworth;  James   Delaney  and  James   Gibson, Spokane  Falls;  J. H.  Matheson, Donald; Sam Woods, Westminster; r  F. B.Wells, Revelstoke; Harry Hebert, Sproat; Linton  Brothers, Calgary; Robert Jamieson, Victoria. o  If Spokane Falls and other papers that are devoting considerable space to the mineral resources and development of Kootenay district  will only reprint the paragraphs below, their  readers will understand all about the 5 per cent  tax that is not levied on the output of gold and  silver mines in British Columbia.  The idea prevails, at Spokane Falls and other  mining centers in the states to the south of the  boundary line, that the provincial government,  at the  last session of  the legislature, levied a  royalty of 5 per cent on the net output of gold  and silver mines in British Columbia.    No such  action was taken.    In granting aid to certain  railways  (which,   by   the  way,  will   probably  never be built), the following clause was inserted  in the act:    "The lieutenant-governor in coun-  " cil may grant to the company, upon condition  " of its complying with its act of incorporation,  "and  with this act, and  upon and subject to  such regulations as may be made by order in  council, the right for 25 years from completion of the railway, to exact and collect a per-  " centage  not exceeding 5 per cent over and  " above working expenses, on gold and silver  "extracted from ores which may be found upon  " any of the lands granted by the lieutenant-  " governor in council to the company; but such  " percentage shall  not  apply to mines which  " may have been acquired before and are held  "by  mining  companies  or  individuals at the  " time of the filing by the railroad company of  " its  map  or   plan  under   the   'Kailway  Act,'  " showing the line of the proposed railway, nor  "shall such percentage apply so long as such  "mines are held by such mining companies or  " individuals, or their lawful successors in title."  a  a  <������  No one of the companies has yet filed a map  of its proposed line, and, in fact, no one of the  proposed lines is more than a railway on paper.  Their charters are simply held by speculators  who hope to realize in the future. The land  granted them amounts to 20,000 acres per mile,  to be taken up in alternate blocks with a frontage of 20 miles each on the line of the road.  The law, even though it is inoperative at  present, is so distasteful to miners and prospectors that it will be repealed at the next session of the legislature or they will know the reason why. They dont propose to be ruled by the  Canadian Pacific or its hirelings who procured  the incorporation of the obnoxious clause in the  Railway Aid Act. Colonel James Baker and  general superintendent Harry Abbott will not  have the ear of the government at the next  session. Their unwise and selfish counsel has  already given the government no end of trouble,  and they are to be given the cold shoulder hereafter, so 'tis said. _____  The people  in  the Kootenay Lake  country  are hot the only people in the province who are  denied prompt mail facilities by postoffice inspector Fletcher.     The people of Nanaimo and  Vancouver are becoming aroused at the un justness of his official acts.    A short time ago the  Dunsmuir, a steamer belonging to the Canadian  Pacific  Navigation   Company,   was   giveii   the  contract to carry the mails daily between Vancouver and Nanaimo, which made a great saving in time over the old route by Victoria.    For  some reason the captain  of the Dunsmuir gave  notice that he would discontinue the trips, and  postoffice inspector Fletcher, instead of at once  transferring the service to another steamer that  was making daily trips between the 2 points,  orders the mail service around by the old Victoria route.      The  member of -parliament- for  that district, D. W. Gordon, at once telegraphed  postmaster-general Haggart:    "In the name of  " the Community  I protest against any such  " trifling with our mail service either by mr.  " Fletcher or any one else."    The Miner has  been protesting against mr. Fletcher's inexcusable closefistedness  for weeks past, yet, while  these protests have been worded in plain everyday English, they are unheeded by mr. Fletcher  and the authorities at Ottawa.  In this connection it is but just to say that  but one newspaper in the province has come to  The Miner's assistance.   The Vancouver News-  Advertiser of the 14th helps us out with the following:    "We do not know whether the mern-  " ber who represents that portion of the prov-  " ince in the  Dominion  house of commons has  " urged the  necessity of some  action  on the  " postoffice department.     If he has it does not  "appear that  his  efforts  have been successful.  " But we need  not hesitate, because of ah un-  " certainty on this point, to go to the assistance  "of our fellow-citizens in the Kootenay district.  "Vancouver is  scarcely   less   interested   than  " Nelson or Ainsworth in the matter.    We can-  " not hope  to  reap  the  advantages which we  " have a right  to  expect, from the opening up  " of that rich mineral district; we need not look  " for trade for our  merchants from that point,  "unless  we  can  can have direct and frequent  " mail communication with the  people  there.  " We can easily understand that the authorities  " of the postoffice department do not like to ex-  " pend large sums for the carriage of the mails  " on routes which for some time may not bring  " very large revenues in return.   But they must  " remember that mail communication with re-  " mote and small settlements is a necessity in  "the opening up of a new country.    If the im-  " portance of the Kootenay district is so great  " as to justify a company building a line of rail-  " way through it, it is  certainly deserving of a  " reasonably good mail service.     The route, as  " far as Sproat's  Landing, is already accessible,  " and there is no complaint about that portion  " of the  line.    The expense of providing a car-  " rier to take the mail over  the remaining 28  "miles  to Nelson  during this summer would  " have been so small, that it allows no reason-  " able excuse for the delay of the department  " in making the necessary arrangements.     The  " plea that in the  winter the steamers will not  a  a  a  a  a  "run should not be allowed.     The department  " should have dealt with the present and when  "the time comes that a new arrangement is ne-  " cessary on the first portion of the route, some  other mode of dealing with the question can  be found.     The department at Ottawa in the  " matter   of   providing   mail   services   for   re-  " mote    and    thinly^  settled    districts,     can  learn   a   good deal from   the action   of the  United States postal authorities.   In the wilds  of Wyoming or New Mexico, oil  the sandy  " plains of Arizona or the extreme settlements  " in Texas, the government has  followed the  "most adventurous pioneers and given them an  " opportunity Of, communicating with the outer  " world at comparatively frequent intervals^  It  " has never looked at the remunerative charac-  " ter of these "star routes" per se.    It has dealt  " with them as they were, and has considered  " postal accommodations as  much a necessity  '���������' for its citizens as the providing means for their  " protection from hostile Indians or the actions  " of lawless  men.    In  the ultimate result  the  " postoffice   department  has reaped a benefit.  The lonely mail carrier on his horse or buck-  board has been quickly followed by the stage  coach and the railway, and the settlement of  the country has been greatly promoted by the  " foresight and activity of the postal authori-  " ties.    As it is with railways in this western  " country so it must be wdth the mail service.  It inust not wait until the country is settled  so that the route will pay. But it must quickly  " follow, even if it does not enter simultaneously  " with the pioneer.    We do  not urge such a  "reckless system as that which was shown to  " have existed in some of the western states and  territories when Dorsey and his ''star route"  methods were investigated by a special commission.    But the  needs of the country de-  " mand a thorough change of system in  this  " matter of mail service, and we must not let  the agitation  drop until the people   in  the  Kootenay district and other sections of the  province  have  some  attention  paid to their  " demands by the postoffice department.    The  " residents of the populous portions of the prov-  " ince must second the efforts of the people of  "the remoter settlements, and give mr.  Haggart no rest until  he has given them  what  4 they have a right to ask."  a  n  a  a  a  a  n  a  a  a  a  a  Last week The Miner, in commenting on the  action of the government in distributing official  patronage to newspapers, stated that it was generally understood the provincial government had  ordered  the gold commissioner of this district  to cause the publication of all applications for  crown grants to mineral claims in the paper at  Revelstoke.  The Miner was wrongly informed.  The gold commissioner states that the provincial government has never, at any time, interfered with, or dictated to, him in regard to publishing official or other notices.    And he further  states, that  the  only person who objected  to  crown  grant  notices  being published in The  Miner wras mr.Vail, manager of the Revelstoke  Star.     That   gentleman  claimed   that,  as  the  Star  was a supporter of the government, his  paper was entitled to all such notices, and that  if he did not get them he would write to the  government about it.    The gold commissioner  further states that  he will act  in  accordance  with the request of the applicant in ordering the  publication of all crown grant notices for claims  in the lake districts.    This is fair and equitable.  The Miner does not seek to divert any official  patronage whatever from the Star.    The Star is  an organ, and the government has to help pay  for its grinding.    The Miner depends entirely  I  : $  xh  mNmismwuBsmimmmw, THE MINEB:   xJELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  23,  1890.  Dealers in Dry &oods, G-rocerieSj Provisions, panned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  Tte stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Gfoods  o. '��������� . '; ". ".-.'' 'and;'Compare,Prices. " ..���������'....'  Main Street. EEYELSTOKE,  9 and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON.  on merit for its patronage, and it is only fair  that the people who pay for the publication of  land notices should have a say as to the newspaper in which they wish the notices to appear.  Prompt action must be taken in the matter of  the 4-mile-square blocks clapped over the mining districts of Hot Springs, Hendryx, and Nelson, and the occupied land on both sides of the  outlet west of the lake. The Miner cannot  make a winning fight alone, for the simple reason that no matter how honest and truthful its  arguments, the government is too apt to reply:  " O, blank it; that newspaperman has got to  " have something to write about, and he may as  "Well scribble about the 4-mile-square blocks as  " anything else." The Miner's efforts must be  backed up by public opinion, emphatically expressed by public speech and direct petition.  Already the best legal talent in the country has  been consulted as to obtaining an injunction  preventing the commissioner of lands 'and,  works from reserving any 4-mile-square block  that includes within its limits a recorded mineral claim, or timber limit.or lease, or purchased  tract, or preemption claim. This-question will  be carried to the privy council in Great Britain,  before the railroad company get title to one of  these blanket "floating" blocks.  In applying for these blocks, the railroad  company has not compiled with the law, and  the action of the commissioner of lands and  works in reserving the lands in the blocks already designated, is clearly illegal. In no case  has a stake been planted, the company has  merely taken a map and drawn a red mark  around the land wanted, and when the proper  time comes the block will be "floated" to take  in the most valuable lands in the vicinity.  Now that John Robson himself is acting commissioner of lands and works, in the absence of  mr. Vernon in the old country (where he should  remain), intelligent consideration will, at least,  be given remonstrances from the common people of this section.           "The agents of the steamer City of Pekin calculated closely the number of Chinese she  "could land in Canada. According to the act  " only 1 Chinaman for every 50 tons register is  "allowed. The City of Pekin is 5070 tons and  " she brought 101 Chinamen, or just the limit.  " Each of these Mongolians paid $50 head duty,  " and the customs is accordingly increased  " $5050 thereby." The above is from the Victoria Times, and it could have truthfully added  that the 101 Chinese would, within  30 days, be  smuggled into the United States by the same  gang of pirates who would embroil Great  Britain and the Uuited states in war over the  Behring sea seal question.  Wedding at Bonner's Ferry.  To the Editor of The Miner : On Sunday  evening last a few invited friends gathered at  the residence of D. C. Long, a prominent stock-  raiser and rancher in Kootenay valley, to witness the,marriage of mr. Long's eldest daughter,  May, to Charles E. Xentz; Among those present -were S. B. Wright, president of the Bonner's  Ferry Townsite Company, captain I. J. Brant of  the Idaho and 'mrs. Brant, engineer T. T. Kil-  bury of the Idaho and mrs. Kilbury, mrs.  Charles Ewing, mrs. Julia Strong, D. Langley,  mr. Owens jr., mr. Baihes, Alva Pry, Sidney  Bills, and William Thompson. The ceremony  was performed by W. H. Chambers, our newly  appointed justice of the peace, with great native  dignity, which goes far to prove that the  "judge" will be equal to any emergency that  may arise here. After the ceremony, the party  were invited to a dainty repast. Mr. and mrs.  Lentz left on a honeymoon trip the same evening. , Alexander Thompson.  Bonner's Ferry, Idaho, August 18th.  Another Company Organized for Mine Development.  Another company has been organized at Spokane Falls to operate claims in Hot Springs district. It is called the Empire Consolidated Mining Company. As soon as the claim will pay it  will be listed on the Spokane mining exchange.  The principal claims owned by the company are  the Dictator, Orinoco, and Union. A tunnel  has been run on the Dictator, striking the ledge  at a depth of 100 feet. Specimens sent to A. E.  Davidson, president of the company, show silver in dry ore principally which will assay from  $30 to $90. The members of the company are  A. E. Davidson, president; Simon Oppenheimer,  vice-president; P. J. Nason, general manager;  Martin Cooney, secretary; M. Moloy, Lewis  Craner, and Amos Nichols, trustees.  Xot Enough Water in tne Whisky.  Twenty-five     thousand    barrels   of   burning-  whisky at a Louisville, Kentucky, distillery last  week caused-one of the most disastrous fires  which ever visited Louisville. A rough estimate  made while the flames were'still -roaring furiously placed the the total loss at $800,000. The  flames ca/ught from a lamp placed too near a  leaking whisky barrel. No such result would  followr were a lamp placed near a leaking whisky  barrel at any of Nelson's hotels.  P"  JtEYEtLSTOKE, IS. ���������.  STOVES A!  GBANITEWARE  AND LAMP  GOODS.  Tin, Copper, and Sheet-Iron "Ware Made to Order.  First-class work guarantee!.    Particular attention paid  to mail orders  from  mining camps.  Natural Wool Underwear  Canton Flannel Underwear  Merino Underwear  Balbriggan Underwear  Cotton Underwear  All -Wool Underwear  !*> O  **" O  g-O  ������ o  -A.T  NO. 15'EAST. I^VKEK'.'.STREET, NELSON.  JA1VSE  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. Office 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 Bros, pianos and Doherty organs.  i STREET, REVELSTOKE, B.C.  'DEALERS  IN  GENTS'  FURfSflSHigSSGS,  BOOTS AMD SHOES,  Fancy and toilet goods, patent medicines, fruits, tobaccos,  cigars, stationery, etc.  Postoffice Store, Nelson, B. 0.  JO.      ill.       111.      'JCjIIISj'-      jl.  ,wrw.  saemoer of Society of ��������� Chemical .Bmlwstry;  Author of kk0*racti������*aB Organic Analysis," of  "Tlitv Bron Ores of the World," Et������., Etc.  Expert   in.   the   "BSlHcbsrtf"   Mining   Suit.  SHNG   EXPERT   AND   CHESVHST  NELSON,   Ii.   C.  REVISED   ASSAY   CHARGES,  Silver, Gold or Lead  $1 50  Copper  2 50  Silver and Lead  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 Silver or for Lead  3 50  Mineral properties managed and  reported upon.    Interests of non-residents attended to.  m  ���������   ���������   ,'-V   ���������    ���������   1*  !*���������*������������������    ��������� 111 ������    a     ���������  ���������   \ ,| .,a   f  *���������        ���������     .    . J-\ *>LMWWc*^i������.  6  THE  MDTEE :'������������������ NELSON,  B.  0.;   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST 23,  1890.  RAOTO  AND  ,    v  I 1  I  i  }  < i  II  I ?  3 r  I..  i  :'-!  t.  ' l  J i  WILL   CONTRACT   FOR  THE   ERECTION   OF   ANY   SIZE  WOOD   BUILDING.  PLANS and ESTIMATES  ...'furnished and bills for.-material ���������'���������made.  JOB CARPENTERING:'  attended to promptly.  : ��������� Ci A-  Shop on Baker Street, between Hall and Hendryx,  THOMAS BARRETT/  Horse-Shoeing a Specialty  All kinds of Jobbing an<l Repairing Exec������i-e<l  Neatly and Promptly.  Ward Street, opp. Government Office, Nelson.  er, Ph. Dr.  (Late partner of John McVicker's, Salt Lake City)  ASSAYER,  Mining Engineer, and Provincial and U. S. Surveyor.  AGENT FOR   HAND'S   FIREWORKS;  Masonic Temple Block, Vancouver, B. 0.  RATES FOR ASSAYING.;;-  Silver, Lead, or Gold... $2 00  Zinc or Arsenic  5 00  Copper, Silver and Gold. $ 2 50  Silver or Gold bullion.. 3 00  Silver and Lead or Silver and Gold    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   .  A   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.  m BOH     Bran H������bbb    B    &tem Basra E&osh  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  DEUGS,  PATENT  MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.  CIGARS    AT    WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  NOTARY  PUBLIC,  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc.  Agent for mineral claims ; crown grants obtained  for  mineral claims, and abstracts of title for same furnished.  Office at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. C  nsroTiOE.  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 (60)  days. JOSHUA DAYIES.  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 1890.  CREAM   OF   THE   WORIO'S   NEWS.  ore  Ever since Gray made a sweeping change in shot-putting  records there has been more or less discussion concerning  tlie figures by McPherson and Currie, the 2 best shot putters in the world. Gray did the folio wing performances  -last June: 14 pounds, 47 feet 7$ inches; 16 pounds, 46 feet;  17 pounds, 41 feet 9������ inches; 21 pounds, 38 feet 8g inches.  These figures are considerably out of proportion, and judging from his 16 pound shot record he should do 50 feet with  the 14 pound and 40 feet with the 21 pound shot. Currie  has put a 14 pound shot 51 feet 4 inches, and McPherson  has put a 20 pound shot 40 feet 11������ inches. It is believed  that Gray can put the 20 pound shot as far as McPherson.  Currie, in a recent letter, disputes Gray's title as champion  of the world, and is willing to bet $500 to $5000 that he can  beat any record ever made, on level grounds. Currie also  states that he is open to a challenge from any man in the  world, McPherson preferred. Currie, McPherson, and Gray  are unquestionably the best shot-putters in the world, and  all belong to Canada.  Lord Salisbury's last dispatch to mr. Blaine relative to  the Behring Sea difficulty concludes as follows: "If the  United States government continues to differ with Great  Britain as to the legality of the recent captures, her majesty's government is ready to refer the question with the  issues dependent therein to an impartial arbitration."  Last week the trainmen on the eastern end of the New  York Central struck and tied up the road for several days.  Passenger trains are running regularly, but freight traffic  has not been resumed. The strike lias extended to Buffalo, and may yet involve other eastern roads.  A correspondent of the Philipsburg (Montana) Mail,  writing under date of Johannesburg, South Africa, June  23rd, says: "Company after company here are closingdown.  The place is very quiet, the white people having left at the  rate of 350 to 500 per week, and at 7 o'clock in the evening  it is quieter than it used to be at 3 in the morning. This is  a good place to stay away from."  At Butte, Montana, the Lexington mine is now the central point of interest. Reports from the most reliable  sources are that the crosscut from the 1500-foot station has  struck an ore body that assays 60 per cent copper and 400  ounces in silver to the ton. The shaft will be continued  down 300 feet further. This goes to prove that the mines  at Butte are among the permanent ones, and that the  bodies are richer and larger as depth is attained.  A large amount of property, has been purchased at  Anderson, California, for a railroad line from that point up  the Pitt river, crossing the Sierra Nevadas at a point near  the state line, and running east of the Cascades into eastern Oregon. It is supposed that the surveyors are in the  employ of the Southern Pacific, and that a branch tapping  eastern Oregon and Washington is contemplated. Such a  line would afford a direct route to San Francisco from this  section of British Columbia as well as from Idaho, Montana, and Washington.  The Lodge election bill, which had for an object fair and  impartial congressional elections throughout the United  States, after passing the house, has been shelved in the  senate, the result of a deal made between senator Quay of  Pennsylvania and a number of southern Democratic senators. The shelving is said to have been in the interest of  the McKinley tariff bill.  A number of strikers at Dunsmuir's Wellington coal  mines were summoned Saturday last to appear in court on  a charge of intimidating working miners. The case was  adjourned to enable the defendants to secure counsel. Of  50 miners brought up from San Francisco but 5 went to  work.  Nicholas Luning, a well-known capitalist and 49er, died  on the 11th at San Francisco of heart disease. He has been  a conspicuous figure in San Francisco business circles since  1849. His wealth is estimated at between $12,000,000 and  $15,000,000.  Advices received by the Dominion government from  southern Alberta are to the effect that the Mormons who  came into that territory from Utah and settled on Lee's  creek are corrupting the Indians with their doctrines.  The government has been to great pains to impress upon  the Indians the necessity of monogamy and refused them  supplies for more than one wife, but the Mormons are  teaching them many of the so-called advantages of multiplicity of wives. There are indications that the Mormon  evil in Alberta is liable to give the Canadian government  serious trouble.  A treaty of peace has been signed by the Canadian Pacific and the Pacific Mail. The latter's steamships will not  call at Victoria or sound ports, and the steamships of the  former will handle all the Asiatic trade for points north  and inclusive of Portland, Oregon.  The railroad strike in Wales causes the greatest difficulty and annoyance to securing food supplies and the  transportation of the mails. The interest in the movement is becoming absorbing, and the railway employes of  the United Kingdom generally have pledged themselves  to assist the striking Welshmen with both money and  sympathy.  In consequence of the fierce persecution of the church of  Rome, which is the policy of Crispi, Italy's prime minister,  it is said the pope will soon issue a manifesto to Roman  Catholics throughout the world giving his intention of  leaAang Rome, together with his court and adherents.  From a practical point of view this means ruin to Rome,  for with the pontiff will go the cardinals, prelates, and a  vast number of persons who annually come to Rome as  pilgrims. In fact, commercial ruin stares inn-keepers and  shop-keepers in the face. Still it is impossible for any  earnest Christian even now to live in Rome, which is fast  becoming the headquarters of atheism and freethought.  The shop windows are full of shocking caricatures of the  Deity. Licence is allowed for blasphemy and its indecency  has never been surpassed in history, even during the  French year of 1795.  If the address of the Anti-Lottery League of Louisiana  does no more good, it at least shows the patrons of that  great gambling concern that they are bucking against a  big percentage, and that the chances against winning are  probably 10 to 1 for every dollar expended in tickets.  Many of the tickets are sold in British Columbia.  The idea of a brush with Great Britain over Behring sea  is said to be very popular in army and navy circles at  Washington.   The young officers think it would give them  "Word  was received from  early part of the week that  a chance for glory and promotion, and are tired of "innocuous desuetude." This is a proper enough spirit for a soldier, but these young fellows should remember that their'  meat is others' poison, and that neither Great Britain nor  the United States can afford to go to war to give them excitement or promotion. Besides, there is nothing, and  likely to be nothing, to fight about.  Kamloops Sentinel,  16th:  constable Pearse during the  he and his party had arrived at Bridge creek, the scene of  the Cariboo stage robbery, after having crossed the path  supposed to have been taken by the robbers, via the North  Thompson, but without meeting with any trace of them.  The constable and his party, after getting'supplies; started  on their homeward journey by the Blackwater trail, and  are expected at Kamloops any day." 9  England has virtually acknowledged French sovereignty  over Madagascar. This fertile island of 240,000 square,  miles in area makes one of the most valuable links in the  chain of possessions which France has drawn around  Africa to the farthest orient. Her route from home ports  to Tonquin is now about as well studded with mercantile  and possible naval stations as England's, although the latter power, in' some cases, occupies more salient points,  such as the Cape and straits settlements.  Tracklaying on the New Westminster Southern is progressing toward the boundary line. Owing to the 2 locomotives for the line being in a ditch somewhere up on the  Canadian Pacific, the work is not making the headway expected. The tracklaying is being done bjr the company,  the tenders being considered too high.  Heligoland was formally transferredAfee Germany last  Saturday, Now that she has got it, it is hard to see what  good Germany will get from it. It has no harbor suitable  for a naval station, and except for that purpose there  cwould be no use in fortifying what nobody wants. Its  guns, if in position, could not command the mOuths of the  Elbe and the Weser, nor shelter a fleet for that purpose.  It looks as though lord Salisbury, in swapping this island  fishing station and watering-place for Uganda, had made  a good bargain.  AKKIVAL   AM>   D������PARTilBfi   OF   MAJHLS.  Mail arrives at 5 o'cloc P.M. Tuesday and departs at  7:30 A.M. Wednesday. Letters for registry must be handed  in 30 ininutes before departure of mail.  Nelson, July 24th, 1890.        J. A. GILKER, postmaster.  BUILDERS  Will Contract for the Erection of  Stores, Dwellings, Wharves,  Mills, Bridges, Etc.  on hand, with, which to manufacture Store  Fittings, Tables, Desks, Etc.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   TIMBER   LEASES  Require  to be published  nine weeks in a newspaper other than the British  Columbia Gazette; their publication in THE MINER will cost  the applicant FIFTY-FIVE CENTS a line.  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 described tract of  land, situated in the West Kootenay district, for timber  purposes: \  Commencing at a post, marked M. S. D. and J. L. R., situated, at the foot of the east slope of Iron mountain, near  Trail creek, thence south 40 chains, thence west 100 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence east 100 chains to the initial  post: the whole containing 400 acres more or less.  M. S. DAVYS.  JOHN L. RETALLACK.  Nelson, B. C., August 19, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease the following described tract of land,  situate in West Kootenay district, for timber purposes:  Commencing at a post three-quarters of a mile east of  Kootenay lake, at the southwest corner of J. C. Rykert's  timber limit, thence east 280 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence west 280 chains, thence south 80 chains to initial  post: containing 2040 acres more or less.  Ainsworth, July 30th, 1890. J. C. RYKERT JR.  ���������i������  &;  ������BSMBimOTiim������^ BmBM������aSB839WlllB^^ THE  MINEB:   NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  23,   1890.  EAST   BAKER   STREET.  A. J.  MARKS,  C. VAN   NESS,  PROPRIETORS.  LARGEST  HOTEL IN KELSON  AFFORDS   SPLENDID   VIEWS  ���������������������������OF' BOTH  TOAD MOUNTAIN AND KOOTENAY RIVER  Best brands of liquors and cigars always in stock.   The  ' table furnished with the best in the market.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  . SELSOtf, B. ���������.  ERG  & JOHSMJ  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.  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  a  The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  NELSOW, I5...C.  JO  SO  AHONEYa  PROPRIETORS.  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 I*OffAL������.  Owing to the change on the Western division Of the  Canadian Pacific, Billy Crawford and Abe Gunn will "conduct" passenger trains between Donald and Banff;  Al Brown, George Cunliffe, and Nelse Weasel "making.  the runs between Banff and Medicine Hat. By this  rearrangement Banff:wins'the occasional presence of 3  genial liars, and Donald loses the president of its Dark  Lantern League, one of the most accomplished story tellers  in the mountains, an all-round athlete, and the most fluent  linguist on the Pacific coast; the-latter, John Barreau, tak- '  ing the run between Medicine Hat and Moose Jaw.  One day last week, while riding to the north of Donald,  Jim Bailey ran across an encampment of Stony Indians.  One of their papooses was sick nigh unto death, and their  medicine man had ordered a pony offered up as a sacrifice  to the Great Spirit. The pony had been hamstrung to  prevent its escape, then wood piled round it and fired. Mr.  Bailey returned to town and informed sheriff Redgrave, who immediately proceeded to the Indian camp and  shot the animal.  On the night of the 7th an eastbound freight train had a  close escape from going through; the first bridge at the  "loop," a short distance west of the far-famed Glacier  house. The road at that point has quite a steep grade, and  all heavy freight trains req������uire a "pusher" to help them  up the hill. On that night, engine 312 was the "pusher."  The train passed over the bridge all right, but when 312  came on, 3 of the bents ot the bridge gave way. The coupling between the engine and tender broke, leaving the  latter suspended on the rails, while the onward motion of  the train pulled the engine across, although derailing it.  No one was hurt, except Al Iliff, fireman of 312. He was  thrown off the engine, first striking the guard rail, then  falling to the creek-bed some 30 feet below, receiving 2  broken ribs and a badly sprained back and ankle. He is  now in the hospital at Donald and doing well.  Donald boasts the most melodious church bell in  the province, its clear tones being easily heard 5 miles  away.   The bell only needs a good preacher to help it out.  Mr. and mrs. J. Searsonare the latest additions to Donald's best society people, they having moved here from  Kamloops. Mr! Searsoh is bridge superintendent of this  section of the Pacific division.  Sheriff Redgrave has his son Harold as assistant  here, constable Lendrum being transferred to Revelstoke.  The sheriff got $350 of the reward offered for the arrest of  Gray, the man wanted at Ashland, Wisconsin, for robbing ,  the American Express Company. When arrested at Donald, Gray had $2127 in his possession. o  Bobby Barker, the night train-despatcher, has gone east  to spend his vacation. Before leaving, he remarked to  Tom Downie, his superior officer: "By Gall, Tom, I'm not  coming back alone! "  As jret, no mineral discoveries have been made over in  the Blue water district, to which a trail was made a short  time before the late election. The cutting out of that trail  cost several hundred dollars, and as there was no appropriation made for it, people wondered where the money  was to come from. They wonder no longer���������the money  came from West Kootenay, whose appropriation is cut  down from $12,000 to $10,000.  The public schoo lyard is being levelled and made more  in accord with its beautiful surroundings. -Ii. A. Kimpton,  who is the proud daddy of one son, has the contract.  J. Dover has returned from Nelson, and gives vivid  word pictures of the great mines he saw, the magnificent  rivers and lakes he sailed over, and the big poker games  he looked at���������mr. Dover never plays himself. For the  present, however, he will confine his jewelry operations to  the line of the C. P. R.  While reports from Nelson are that there is but 1 woman to 50 men down in the Take country, no such disproportion exists at Donald. Even our shoemaker is remodle-  ing his kitchen and sleeping apartments, with but a single  end in view���������catching on to one of Donald's many fair  maidens.  At Revelstoke, a few days ago, tramps broke into a  bonded car bound over the C. P. R. At Kamloops they  were caught. One of them was a 1-armed and 1-1 egged  vagrant, another managed to get along with but 1 arm,  a third stumped along on a wooden leg, and a fourth was a  brawny Scot of splendid physique, well adapted for doing  statute labor. On being tried, the Scot was dismissed, and  afterwards drank several bumpers to the health of the  Caledonian Society of Kamloops; the others, although  maimed victims of the Northwest rebellion, were given  from 1 to 3 weeks, according to the amount of hard running they occasioned "Uncle Harry's Right Bower" in getting them, safely before the blind goddess that dispenses  even-handed justice.at Kamloops.  Donald is undoubtedly the healthiest place in North  America. Not a single case of sickness, occurring from  natural causes, was reported this summer, until last week.  Then Fred Baker, the manager of the C. P. R. provision  store, was compelled to take to his bed from a severe attack of biliousness, brought on by overwork.  The picnic on the 12th was a success, being attended by  about 2 score and 10 people, who seemed imbued with but  one desire���������to make time pass pleasantly to all present.  One of the features of the occasion was the music furnished by the brass band, under the leadership of George  Hunt, It was generally conceded that they laid themselves open to criticism by their longwindedness; but that  can be easily accounted for: their leader can drink more "4  per cent" than any man in the district.  is running full time. Plenty logs! Plenty lumber!   Plenty  shingles!   Get your buildings erected and finished while  the weather is fine.   Low prices!   Prompt delivery!  Nelson, August 15th. G. O. BUCHANAN.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TWO-STORY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  TEE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  Am THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  WM,  HUISSTER  JAS.  DAWSON  PROPRIETORS  NELSON and SPEOAT.  Will  contract to deliver fresh meat at any mine in the  district.   Orders from lake points promptly filled.  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 Ganadian Pacific to Sproat  promptly forwarded to destination.  CORRAL AND STABLING  at both Nelson and Sproat, where saddle animals can be  hired and job wagons engaged.  ttELSOlT OFFICE AND MARKET:  NO. li EAST BAKER STREET  Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.  R   LYTTON  LEAVES , REVELSTOKE  on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 a. m.  LEAVES'   SPROAT   EOR   LITTLE   DALLES  on Tuesdays and Fridays at <t a. in.; returning the same  day to Sproat.  LEAVES   SritOAT   FOK   REVELSTOKE   ,  on Wednesdays and Saturdaj's at 3 a. m.  Revelstoke, August 9th.  J. A. MARA, Manager.  Corner East Baker and Ward Streets, Nelson,  MADDEN BROTHERS,  PROPRIETORS.  This hotel is new and centrally located; the rooms are-  large and well furnished ; and the bar stocked with  good liquors and cigars.  ������  re,.-!  El  ft  ,i%..;TM'*  .,������! -���������������   'ii- i._-r������..i-i% ���������*. ���������?  yjnj^^r^-^^^n^^  ���������.rf: *.���������*'*.'< jC.'*"  ^irr  T^m^smmm^Mmmm^mmmwmMmmm^mmmmmimmmimmsiiimK 1 \i  r.r  . k���������-  SMALL    NUGGETS  This week a Nelson businessman received from Spokane  Falls 15,234 cans of condensed milk and 10,000 pounds of  lard, besides several thousand pounds of sugar-cured hams.  He does not intend that the people in the lake mining  camps shall go hungry for the lack of these staples, as it  gives every man, woman, and child now in the 2 districts  fully 50 cans of milk and 30 pounds of lard.  As an evidence'of the condition of affairs on construction work on the Columbia & Kootenay,'2 men engaged as  laborers for 2 months find themselves still in debt to the  company; one for the sum of $9.60, the other for A$9.40.  Yet,."Uncle" Harry Abbott wants to grab every acre of  valuable land in Kootenay district, by the aid of his  "floating" 4-mile-square blocks, for building a road that  costs him nothing, that is, for labor at least.  Last week D. M. Snyder of Spokane Falls received a letter from a friend in Palapye, South Africa, which stated  that Hank Otey had died in that place on June 17th. Mr.  Otey was a mining man and prospector, and well-known  in this camp, as well as in Montana, the Black Hills, and  the Coeur d'Alene country.  It is rumored that Harry Anderson, recorder at Ainsworth, has gone to Victoria to make a mining deal, and expects to bring the party of the second part in with him on  his return.  R. I). Atkins, a native of Ireland, died at the Nelson  house in Nelson on Sunday last, after an illness of about 2  weeks. The deceased was 49 years old, and had passed  several years in Australia and South Africa engaged in  mining, during the time negotiating several large sales to  London capitalists. At the time of his death he was part  owner in the great Hall mines near Nelson. Mr. Atkins  has relatives in Cork, Ireland, but, it is said, none in America. The remains, accompanied by mr. Ramsey of Miles  City, Montana, and messrs. Hall and McDonald of Nelson,  were taken to Victoria for burial.  But one lot changed hands in Nelson this week. H.  Selous sold lot 3 in block 5, having a frontage of 30 feet on  Baker street, for $650 cash, Houston, Ink & Allan being  the pnrchasers. Mr. Selous has commenced work for an  office building on the fraction of a lot between the store  occupied by J. E. Walsh and the Wilson building.  It is rumored that the Indian Mission on the Upper  Kootenay is to be removed to the Lower Kootenay, at a.,  point near Rykert's custom-house, and that Michael Drish-A  coll is to be appointed superintendent, vice the present incumbent, who is to be superannuated. A number of the  leading men of the tribe, accompanied by their klutchmen,  are now on a visit to mr. Driscoll at the custom-house.  Gilker & Wells have erected an 8-foot addition to the  side of their istbre, the addition to.be used as a barber shop  by A. E. Shirley.  On Friday a man who claimed to be the owner of $10,000  worth of Spokane Falls real estate was fined by justice of  the peace Selous for using threatening language to another  man who was attempting to collect from him a $15 board  bill. This is a good country for "dead beats" to stay away  from. .  O.'B. Wright arrived in Nelson on Wednesday and took  the Galena' for Ainsworth today. Mr. Wright had been to  Tacoma, Victoria, and Vancouver, and states that in all  those places a good deal of interest is taken in the future  of the Kootenay Lake country. Tacoma is reported as the  largest city on' the Sound, being ahead of Seattle, with a  solid growth; Victoria, as not being asleep; and Vancouver  as being rather dull, yet a good deal of building going on.  Even bets are offered at Nelson that the Northern Pacific  will have a branch road completed to navigable water on  the Kootenay river before the Canadian Pacific gets the  Kootenay & Columbia completed to Nelson. Not a shovelful of dirt has been thrown on the former, but when it is  thrown it will be by men who are paid decent wages, and  who will stick to the job until it is completed.  J. C. Rykert, the boundary line ranchman, reports having put up 115 tons of hay so far this season.  G. O. Buchanan has completed a 16x 70-foot scow for  transporting lumber from his saw-mill, 15 miles above Nelson, to all points on the outlet and lake. The scow will  carry 50,000 feet of timber or lumber.  Thomas A. Cummings of Fort Benton, special inspector  of the United States treasury department in Montana, was  in Nelson this week, having been called here on official  business. Mr. Cummings stated that no unnecessary delay would occur in forwarding bonded goods through by  the Bonner's Ferry route, and that every facility, consistent with the regulations of the United States treasury de  partment, would be afforded the people of the Kootenay  Lake camps. Mr. Cummings is a good republican, and,  of course, believes his part}1- will carry Montana at the election this fall for state senators and congressman. He  stated that John Power of Benton would be the party's  candidate for senator from Chouteau county and Will  Hanks from Cascade county.  Hamber & Thynne deserve a chromo. Although the last  firm to let a contract for a business building, they are the  first to have one completed. Mr. Hamber will move into  it next week. ������  Under date of the 21st, the Revelstoke agent of the Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company writes  The Miner tha^ "since running to Little Dalles we find  it advisable not to lay over at Sproat on the upward trip,  but to come as far on the way to Revelstoke as possible,  which will bring us there the next day early, or in time to  catch the Canadian Pacific express for the coast. The run  from Sproat to Little Dalles, where we connect with the  Spokane Falls & Northern, takes 2������ hours; on the return  it takes 6k to 7=? hours, on account of the strong current."  A notice of the change in time is'printed on the second  page of this paper.".,  W. A. Crane, G. A. Bigelow, and G. E. F. Ellis were elected fire wardens of Nelson by acclamation on Thursday.  It is now in order to promptly take precautions to prevent  fires. '  E. S. Wilson came in today from Revelstoke to make arrangements for transhipping 15 tons of freight from Nelson  to Ainsworth, where he intends establishing a branch  house. The goods are now between Sproat and the Slocan,  and. are being packed in on mr. Wilson's own pack train.  Joe Wilson brought in a drove of 28 hogs this week.  Hereafter the people of the lake camps will have juicy,  tender pork chops and roast ribs on Sundays, instead of  bull beef.  The residents of both Ainsworth and Nelson are beginning to see the necessity of a daily line of boats between  the 2 places. Efforts will at once be made to induce dr.  Hendryx to place the Surprise on the route, guaranteeing  him against loss.  The foreman of the grand jury requests its members to  meet at 9 a. m. Monday, instead of Monday evening.  Dr. Seiwyn, director of the geological and natural history survey of Canada, arrived at Nelson on Friday afternoon and departed this morning for Hot Springs. G. C.  Tunstall, gold commissioner and government agent for  West Kootenay, came in on Wednesday with wagon road  funds, and left for Revelstoke again today. John Kirkup,  constable at Sproat, made the trip to Nelson on Friday in  6 hours, coming by way of Keefer's trail. He returned today. J. D. Carscaden, a clothing man of Winnipeg and  Vancouver, and "Bert" Benham, a grocery man froin  Spokane Falls, "drummed" the town for orders the fore  part of the week. Chief detective Devlin of the Canadian  Pacific and a Victoria grocer by the same name did the  town on Monday. "Rory" McLeod and "Andy" Jardine  came down from Ainsworth in a rowboat Thursday afternoon, making the trip in 5������ hours. Mrs. H. F. Keefer and  her sister miss Jarvis came up from the railway canp on a  visit to mrs. Ed Corning. Chief justice Begbie and deputy attorney-general Irving arrived by the Galena Thursday night and went up to Hot Springs today; mr. Evans,  bailiff of the supreme court, came in a day ahead of them  by way of Sproat. George Herb, secretary of the Columbia  Mining Company, whose claims are in Hot Springs district, went out to Spokane Falls on the Galena on Tuesday.  The Davys & Tolson mill is sawing lumber for the flume,  and work on the Davies & Say ward mill on Pilot bay is  making progress.  That for which the boys have longed for so long dropped  in on them this week, and has come to stay.  C. S. F. Hamber,  Notary Public, Nelson.  A. G. Thynne,  Vancouver.  AND  ,Miniag$  %  AND  %  #  General Commission Agents.  S,   ET  '9  executed with promptness and dispatch.  IN ING STOCK and CLAIMS  bought, bonded, and sold.  S>uties tuul Powers of Fire Wardens.  Fire wardens have power to direct and regulate the position of stoves, fire-places or furnaces, chimneys, stove-pipes, and smoke-stacks,  and the removal, change, or alteration of the  same, or the position or condition of them, and  further direct that anything shall be done by  way of precaution to avert fire. The penalty  for disobeying their orders is a summary fine  not exceeding $50. So, boys, do as the fire  wardens direct you, and no back talk.  OFFICE   IN   THE   MINER   BUILDING.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  REAL ESTATE AND MINES.  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, NELSON, B, 0.  ISJ4*  t  san  r.JSi -i  I-v.-.J������  Ri������-  ,W���������v.  fl ���������������*{���������-!**-  ?&


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items