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The Miner Aug 27, 1892

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Array vj  ( A  u  d..  a  ^j  -<L  A ,  The Mines ins.  kootenay are Among  tkc Kicliest in  America.  The Ores are  Bffigli-Cirarte in ������*ol<l,  Silver, Copper,  and Lead.  NUMBEE 113.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   AUGUST  27,   1892.  U A YEAE  MINIi\������    NOTES.  Fourteen fresh discoveries have been recorded  on Toad Mountain since the 1st of August.  Franklin Farrel is due in West .-Kootenay on  the 10th of September. He comes by appointment to meet Joshua Da vies.  'Work has been-begun on the Iroquois at some  distance from the tunnel/and a very promising  ledge uncovered. J. E. Boss has a force at work  sinking on it.  T. G. Procter reports work progressing favorably on the Parkhill. The tunnel, is now in 30  feet, and the vein in the facie which is 2 feet  wide averages 75 ounces to "the ton.  Nothing is known as yet as to the progress of  the Silver King sale. Messrs. Hall, Macdonald  and Croasctaile arrived in Glasgow on the 1st of  August, so that they have now been nearly 4  weeks at the scene of operations.  Oliver* Burdau has recorded a power of attorney to F. B. Morse of Spokane, enabling him to  form a joint stock company to take over and  work the Goldendale* The Goldendale has now  one of the best showings on Toad Mountain,  outside of the Silver King, and would unquestionably become a fine property if developed on  a large scale. ,  On the Hidden Treasure, an extension of the  Iroquois, the ledge has been found in rather a  curious way. While digging out. a foundation  for a dutch ovejn in front of the cabin float was  struck, and it only required a few strokes of  pick and shovel to lay bare the ledge. The ore  uncovered is said to be high grade and similar  in character to that on the Silver King.  Captain Burbridge., who visited West Kootenay in the interests of a California smelting  company, will report favorably on Nelson as  the natural smelting centre for. West Kootenay,  provided, that our ore can be smelted profitably  oh this side of the line. If it will pay better to  ship ore across the line before treating it, Fort  Sheppard affords advantages to which captain  Burbridge was not blind.  Placer mining on Hall creek is giving rise to  quite a little local excitement, and every day  men are pouring into that country looking"-'for  gold. There seems to be no doubt that  whose who have claims are making fair pay.  Spots are very rich, yielding $40 or $50 in a few  hours, but such spots are somewhat rare, and a  man may work for 2 or 3 days on the best  ground and barely make wages.  The analysis of mr. Kemp's 'mineral springs at  Kaslo shows the presence of lime, magnesia,  soda, potash and iron carbonates, sodium chloride, phosporic acid, and what. mr. Holdrich believes to be lithia, although he had not the  necessary material for a conclusive test of the  last. There are no poisonous metals present,  and the. water' is not only palatable but extremely valuable for its medicinal properties.  A very rich find has undoubtedly been made  on the Salmon river slope of what is known as  'Burnt Mountain.' Reports about it, however,  are vague and untrustworthy. According to  one statement a lode has been found on 2 claims  assaying over $3000 to the ton. Magnificent  specimens have been brought down, but the  claim-owners are very reticent, preferring to  prove their properties a- little before becoming  too enthusiastic about them.  JVC Rykert was in town on Wednesday, and  brought great reports of the excitement and discoveries at Priest lake. Twenty-two claims  were recorded by him in one day. And the ore,  he maintains, is as good galena as he ever saw  anywhere, Slocan not excepted. Some of the  miners are in the curious position of not knowing on what side of the 49th parallel their claims  are located. This gives rise to the possibility of  a very curious state of things. Suppose a lode  were to cross the 49th parallel at a distance of  100 feet or so under the ground. To whom  would the ore on the other side belong and if  the tunnel mouth was on the American side  would a customs officer have to be located in the  bowels of the earth to collect the duty on lead ?  Reports from the Goat river and Duck creek localities are also encouraging.  '   ,  A'  AS    OTBIEilS   SEE "IJS. A /   ���������  ."Much of the hoped-for future of the province  depends upon the mines. Hitherto they have  been little worked, but prospectorsi of experience  say that in the Kootenay country, which lies in  the southeast part of the province amid the  Selkirk mountains, are mines richer than  those  I ,-...���������, 0 ... ���������   ,,        .,���������:.,��������� .  ���������   of Montana. The output yet has not been large  obut the probable wealth of mineral in some of  the mines may be estimated when it is stated  that an American company offered the owners  of a mine near Nelson $1,300,000 for it���������an offer  rejected by the owners, who thought (and with  good ������������������reason, as is now evident) that it would  command a higher figure. That the mines will  be w7orked in the not distant future is as sure as  anything can be."  Mr. A. Li. Belyea, of "Victoria, who recently  visited this district, on his return home thus expressed his opinion of the country:  "Every day prospectors are turning to Kaslo  and Eldorado, and recording claims fully equal  in value to those located last autumn. The principal discoveries, so far, are close to Slocan lake.  Nearly all the claims so far located are on levels  above the timber limit and directly upon the  surface, the veins or leads running from 1 to 13  feet in width, and, so far as developed, show an  even width as they go down.  Mining capitalists are flocking into the  country, and many claims have been  sold  at   prices  ranging from $20,000 to $50,000.    The purchasers  express themselves as amazed  at  the quantity  and quality of the ores taken out.    It is  universally, agreed among'mining experts and capitalists that the district is the richest in  silver ores  ever discovered in America.    Wherever I have  been, in Spokane, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle  the mining men 1 have met predict  a great future for the Slocan district.    Thev  believe  that  in richness it has never been surpassed and  seldom equalled, and that railway communication  and transportation for mining supplies and ores  is all that is needed to commence an era of great  mining development in British Columbia. They  also believe the ores can be smelted on Kootenay  lake as effectively and cheaply as at any  other  point in America."  The Smallpox Getting Smaller.  The provincial health officer's most recent report is as follows :���������Nanaimo, no cases in city or  district ; New Westminster, 2 patients, no new  cases ; Vancouver district, Hastings, 2 cases ;  Moodyville 1 ; Vancouver city, proper, no cases;  13 suspects quarantined in Columbia hotel ;  "Vancouver quarantine station, at Deadman's  island, 5 patients ; Victoria, city, proper, no  cases; no suspects; Jubilee hospital quarantine  station, (2 miles from business centre of the  city), 34 patients; no new cases; no deaths ; 2  cases discharged well.  ESailway Extension  A charter has been applied for to build a railway from Nelson to some point at or about the  mouth of the Lardeaux. Needless to say it. will  be a year or two before this railway comes within the range of practical enterprise, but it shows  that as soon as one scheme, such as the Nelson  & Fort Sheppard, materialises, another is  brought forward.  Will Fire-'rhe B*roof-Mea������ler.  In this week's Hot Springs News editorial  the last sentence of the first paragraph would  seem to infer that since early in May no claim  has been recorded as provided bjr the statute.  This is a mistake. The insertion of ' out' after  ' with' will even things up, and will give the  sentence a totally different meaning to that  which it at present bears.  .OUR   .MEJIBEEt   TALKS.  Mr. J. M. KeilierM.P.P. for West Kootenay,,  has just  arrived   in  Victoria   from the   north  country.0   He was asked regarding the outlook  in the Kootenay country, and said:  "I have been oiitona prospecting trip, and  my knowledge of the country at large has been  gathered from old papers since my return, but  the  Illecillewaet  country and  the  Slocan   district,  where I have been, are flourishing like a  green bay tree.    In fact, I do not think it going  too far to say that the Slocan  is  the  coming  mining region of the north, and  the  Illecillewaet camps were never looking-so"well.    The  ores of this section run to galena, grey copper  and  carbonates.    This  latter  was not  at   first  very well understood.    As an  example of this  may be mentioned  the property of mr. Ryck-  mau, M.P.jOf Hamilton, who owns three claims  on Fish creek.    Here the ore was running about  $100 per ton galena, with a carbonate mixture.  This latter was thrown over the dump, until an  assay  showed it to run from  $300 to $700 per  ton. It. is, perhaps, needless to say t hat no  more of it;was wasted. There are now 22 claims  of 1500x 1500 feet, vertical lines, on Fish creek;  the new limits of a claim, 1500x1500 feet, are  not meeting with inuch favor here.  " The appointment of a new recorder, A. Mc-  ���������Art.hu r, for this district is a convenience which *  is appreciated by all. A trail is being built  from Illecillewaet and Fish creek to connect  with the Lardeaux trail, but is going rather  slow. Six miles back of Lardeaux some new  discoveries have been made. Still further back,  mr. Blackburn and associates of Seattle have (3  claims, all good. In fact, the entire country  seems to be mineralized."  Beastly Ignorant.  A very quaint and curious article on British  Columbia mines lately appeared in Iron, a leading English journal devoted to mining interests.  It mixed up the coal mines on the island with  gold mines in Alaska, and the placer-mines of  British Columbia in a most surprising and  alarming manner. It asserted that the miners  in this country preferred the coal seems at Nanaimo to the auriferous deposits in the interior,  because the expense of working mines in the interior outweighed the profit. One gold mine,  however,   in   a   very   inaccessible   region   was  worked -with success���������the Treadwell mine in  Alaska. It remarked, with surprise, that wages  on Vancouver' island varied from 12 to 23 shillings a day, but explained it by saying that the  expenses and dangers of life on "this barren  and inhospitable " coast made it necessary to pay  high wages. Poor Victoria ! And this is what  the business man in England has dished up to  him with breakfast about mining in British  Columbia! ______  Latest Ejaj'jleanx I&iseovery.  The latest discovery on the Lardeaux is a big  '���������contact" galena-silver lode found by C. F.  F. Blackburn near the head of the North fork.  This great lode is known as the Sunshine, and  shows a solid outcrop of heavy mineral continuous for a distance, of nearly 2 miles. There is no  better defined vein in the world.    One wall is a  fine grained green colored chloritic slate and the  other a metamorphic limestone or marble. The  ore between the walls is from 12 inches to 12  feet in width, and is continuous right along for  several thousand feet, consisting largely of galena very rich in gold and silver. The lode  stands nearly vertical and strikes northwest  and southeast.  ' I -t'.\ "V  ������ ���������"  '���������"-v.--; THE  MDTEE:    NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  27,  1892.  ���������REAM   ������F; THE.WOMB'S   NEWS.  Alaska's salmon pack will be half of that of  last year. The pack on the Fraser has been a  failure.  London society papers are outspoken in deprecating the habit of English lords selecting  wives trom the music halls.  Fire clay has been discovered on the Norris  ranch, about 2 miles below Norris, cxnd a large  force.of men a re'"'at'work getting but 100 tons  for the Anaconda company. The railroad will  be extended down to within one mile of the  Bluffs.  Japan advices state that on July 27 minister  of home affairs Kona and count Okuma received packages which when broken open were  found to contain infernal machines. No injury  was done. The sending of the machines was attributed to political enemies.  The French Trans-Atlantic company has  taken up again the project relative to ocean  lights, which was dropped a few year's ago.  The proposal is, that light-ships, connected by  telegraph cable, be stationed at intervals of 200  tniles across the Atlantic.  The number of applications for tickets to the  three big slogging matches at New Orleans so-  far gives assurance of a crowded arena at each  fight. Already there have been sold $40,000  worth of seats, exclusive of the general admission tickets, the sale of which will-not begin  until the 3rd of Semptember.  Captain Thomas Simonds of the hydraulic  dredger Little Giant, that is anchored in Long  Island. Sound, iust south of Port Morris dock,  has been grappling day after day for something  like $4,800,000, lost with the old British ship  Hussar. Friday he was rewarded by bringing  up in the mud 2 silver bars and a few gold coins.  An immense subsidence occurred in the hills  between Arara and Harumori, Japan, swallowing up about 160 houses and 100 people. Splits  have taken place in the ground in many places  in cultivated land at Iknno, Mura, Katsunra  and Gan, and occasional rumblings are heard,  and on the day of the subsidence the village of  Tornioka was flooded.  The weather continues to be intensely hot  throughout Germany. While the Ninety-third  regiment was on march, one soldier fell dead of  sunstroke and 40 others swooned. At Carlsruh  the grenadiers were forced to go through the  manoeuvres under a broiling sun, as a result of  which many dropped down exhausted and 6  died. During the Posen manoeuvres many  cases  of sunstroke  occurred.  The inventive genius of an officer named  Thomas, of the German artillery, who was, in  1884, sentenced to. 11 years for treason, has resulted in his release under a commutation of  sentence. During his incarceration he invented  a process which is a great improvement on the  methods now employed in the construction of  cannon. The government .was notified by the  prison officials of the invention, and a committee of officers, after visiting and examining it,  reported it as a most valuable discovery. The  prisoner was shortly afterward given his liberty  and will now become wealthy from his invention.  A Year's Trade in Efcianaonds.  The  British  consul  in-Amsterdam, which is  the center of the diamond trade of the world,  in his last report says that the  past year was  not a satisfactory one either for the trade or for  the   diamond-cutting   industry.      The   South  American republics and. Russia were for obvious  reasons nearly out of the market.   On the other  hand the United States bought largely diamonds  of the  highest  finish, to   which   the American  purchasers   pay   more   attention  than   to   the  quality of the stones themselves. Restricted  importation into London from the Cape and  the diamond syndicate there, caused prices of  the raw article to be kept disproportionately  high as compared with that of the finished  diamond. On the other hand, great fluctuations  in value can no longer take place, and the trade  is generally steadier. Position of the smaller  manufacturers and cutters remains, however, a  very sad one; they have to buy at compara-,  tively high rates the raw diamonds which their  more powerful competitors do not care to take,  and it is feared that the small manufacturer  and the cutter who works on his own account  will eventually be Crushed out of existence.  The position of the workman, skilled or unskilled, has also become less favorable, especially as there are many more workers than the  restricted supply of raw material can furnish  with employment. The owners of mills which  are hired to the diamond cutters are also very  unfavorably affected by this state of things;  the rent has fallen to a figure which no longer  suffices to cover expenses, and there is no doubt  that many 'of'these:'establishments', called into  existance at a period of inflation in the trade,  will have to be devoted to other purposes.  Platinum as a Puritier.  The smallest ring of platinum kept at white  heat will act as a smoke and fume destroyer,  even in a comparatively small room. Why this  is so I have never seen explained, and certain it  is that an ordinary metal heated to a great extent increases instead of destroys smoke. In  some of the best European hotels the peculiar  purifying virtue of heated platinum is taken advantage of to secure ladies from annoyance  while smoking is going on. In some clubs  where smoking is incessant almost day and  night, small platinum lamps burning spirits of  wine are kept to clear the air of the .excess of  tobacco smoke. But a. ring of the metal suspended above a gas jet or a coal oil lamp chimney answers exactly the same purpose and is  not nearly the same trouble. If the smoke destroying powers of platinum can be reduced to a  more practical business basis it may be possible  in time to do away altogether".with the distinctions between smoking and non-smoking cars  and rooms,  SB  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth, Galena, Balfour, Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily. Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays.  TRAVELERS.  he Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Go. Ld.  Operating the fast and elegant steamers  COLUMBIA, NELSON, LYTTOF & KOOTENAI  .'REVELSTOKE    ROUTE;  One of the above steamers will leave REVELSTOKE  for Nakusp and Robson at ������ a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, arriving at Robson at 6 p.m., where connection is made with the C. & K. Railw-ay for Nelson and  all Kootenay Lake points. RETURNING, leaves ROBSON for Nakusp and Revelstoke at 9 p.m. on TUESDAYS  and FRIDAYS, arriving at Revelstoke at 3 p.m. on  Wednesdays and Saturdays, where connection is made  with the C. P. R. for all points.  LITTLE   I>ALLES   ROUTE:,  The same steamer will leave ROBSON for Trail Creek  and Little Dalles at 5 a.m. on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS,  arriving at Little Dalles at 9 a.m., where close connection  is made with the S. F. & N. Railway for Spokane. RETURNING, leaves LITTLE DALLES same day, on arrival of S. F. & N. Railway Company's train at 12:30 p.m.,  for Trail Creek and Robson, arriving at Robson at G:20  p.m., where close connection is made with the C. & K.  Railway for Nelson and lake points; and continues on to  Revelstoke as per above schedule.  KOOTEXAV   LAKE  AXI>   KONSER'S   FERRY   ROUTE:  STEAMER NELSON leaves NELSON for Pilot  Bay, Ainsworth, and Kaslo at S a.m. on TUESDAYS and  FRIDAYS, returning via these ports same day; leaves  Nelson for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, Kaslo, and BONNER'S  FERRY at 3 a.m. on SUNDAYS and WEDNESDAYS.  RETURNING, leaves BONNER'S FERRY for Pilot Bay,  Ainsworth and Nelson at 3 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS.  Regular Passenger Service has been inaugurated on the  Great Northern Railway, and in order to make close connection with trains the above card has been adopted. Passengers for all Kootenay points leave Spokane at 7:30 p.m.  on Sundays and Wednesdays.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATION.  Notice is hereby given that I intend applying for a hotel  license at the next sitting of the licensing board to sell  liquors at Fredricton B.C. A.  COCHRANE.  C. HAYES, J.  Notary Public and Conveyancer.  AUCTIONEER   ;  NEWLY    FINISHED    HOUSE  DESIRABLE   LOC ALffY'  MUST   BE   SOLD   AT    ONCE  JOSEPHINE   STREET, KELSON,  Corner Bluff and Ward Streets,  ;:     NELSON, B. C.    ������������������'"���������"  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack ani-  ;,  mals or teams can be used.  WILL   00NTEA0T  TO  0AEEY PASSENGEKS  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove and Cordwood for Sale.  .A. IDT ID  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT IN STOCK.  JAMS   AND   JELLIES   A  SPECIALTY  Large stock just arrived.  -A-ILIDOTTS   BBOTHBRS,   PEOS.  NELSON  ery  WILL1ASVI   WILSON,  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  QEAM FOR SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  DISSOLUTION  OF  COPARTNERTHIP.  The co-partnership (unregistered) heretofore existing between the undersigned under the firm name of Brovvn &  Bates, carrying on business as hotel keepers at Half Way  House, Slocan river, has been dissolved by mutual consent.  All accounts are payable to Charles Brawn who will discharge all liabilities. CHARLES BROWN.  July 28th, 1892. FRED BATES.  m  *L + m  msmmmmmjmmmmmmmmmmmm^  iEH-i.V.jff ;-fJ THE  MINER:    NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  AUGUST 27,  1892.  DEALERS  T   CASH   PRICES   PAID   FOR   FURS.  OGE, BAKER STREET, NELSON, B. C.  PROVINCIAL   NEWS.  J. W. Clark of Nanaimo, a  miner, about ^ 25  years  of   age,   made  two   attempts at suicide  .. August 15th.'  The sloop Edith of Victoria, owned by captain  Stevens, has been seized by the customs for  violating ���������coast trading regulations. Other  prosecutions of a similar nature will follow.  It is officially announced that the flagship  Warspite goes into dock, September 6th, remaining there about two months, and that her  repairs will cost overa$30,000.  It is currently reported that hon. mr. Abbott's  coming visit to the Pacific coast is to he taken  at the, request of the Imperial government, in  order, that a report on the condition of the Esquimau fortifications may be made hy some  minister of eminence.  Six men left Nanaimo on Thursday last in a  sailing boat for "Vancouver, but have not heen  heard of since. The Vancouver customs officer  says he has not seen or heard of them. It is  supposed the boat .'must have capsized and all  drowned. ������  J. F. ~ Reichert, alias Long, who stole $700  worth sbf jewellery from his employer, ii> Victoria, has been caught at Seattle. He has a  record of having robhed the city treasury of  San Francisco. He fled to Honolulu and there  stabbedca companion. After his Victoria, break  he crossed the straits in an open boat.  An Indian named Mitchell was shot and instantly killed last Tuesday by another Indian,  ''Little John," on the east side of Okanagan  . lake, opposite the reserve. It was caused by  liquor, the law against furnishing it to Indians  being flagrantly violated. The murderer had  not heen found hy the constable at last accounts.  Lee Sing, a resident of Chinatown, Victoria,  has been found to be suffering from leprosy.  His forehead and jaws were covered with round,  whitish swellings, which keep the imprint of  the fingers like putty when they are pressed.  The odor from the victim was very offensive.  He has other symptoms of the disease. Sing  will be sent to the JDarcy Island lazaretto.  Major William Clark, who arrived in the  province lately for the purpose of conferring  with the government regarding the schemes for  the colonization and development of the deep-  sea fisheries, has come to a satisfactory understanding, which will enable his syndicate to  proceed, on his arrival in London, with the  plans for the formation of the Commercial company, which is to co-operate with the government in carrying out the objects of the acts  passed in this connection at the last session of  the legislature. On the formation of the company $100,000 will be deposited to the credit of  the province, and thereafter an agreement will  be entered into between the government and  the company which will define in detail the provisions of the acts and which will enable work  to be commenced without delay in such proportions as are deemed necessary for the reception  of the first batch of colonists. Major Clark  fully believes that the success of the scheme  will largely depend upon the care taken in  selecting the first 50 families, and in the completeness of the preparations for their reception. Everything, therefore, that experience  can suggest will be brought to bear on the  initial stages of the work. With the foundations properly laid, there is every reason to believe that the scheme will grow "to become one  of the most, important factors in the development of this province. It is understood that  the company -.will., be formed in England early  in October, and it is hoped that considerable  preparatory progress will be made in the province before the close of the current year.  The Muscular Strength of a Trout.  ,  We sat for an hour or more on the east bank  of the Beaverkill at Rockland and watched the  trout of that celebrated river passing over the  dam,   which  is  nearly  three feet   high,   with  about a 4-inch volume of water pouring over it.  The trout ranged in size from 10 to 18 inches,  and  during the time  we sat there at least 20  managed to get over.    In many instances a first  attempt failed, owing, however, more to an apparent want of judgment, or perhaps of experience, than from lack of physical ability in the  fish to accomplish the feat, the smaller fish as a  rule failing to get over in the first effort.    But  few of the larger fish made a clean jump into  the smooth water above the apron of the dam;  most of   them  passed  perpendicularly up  the  falling waters and with apparent ease.    These  fish were enabled to swim straight up this downpour of the waters by the great muscular power  they possessed; there was no trick, no sleight  of hand about it���������it was pure strength of body,  which is evidently centered in the peduncle or  tail  and  the  tail  fin.     They   actually   sculled  their bodies up this comparatively dense  mass  of water.    The query naturally arises:    If a 10-  inch trout can swim  up such a fall, what is the  capacity of a salmon of 40 inches under similar  conditions?  C. E. Perry, M. S. Davys,  Mem. Inst. C.E., P.L.S. M.E.  J. H. Gray,  O.xL., P.L/.S.  PERRY, GRAY & DAVYS  ENGINEERS.  PROVINCIAL LAND SURVEYORS,  NOTARY PUBLIC,   CONVEYANCING.  I      I    HI      ^arf^b. V   BlbnbaD  Late of Swansea.  ASSAY     OFFICE.  Mining properties reported on.  Mines bonded and developed.  OFFICES:   Room 4, Spencer's Arcade, Government  street, Victoria.  Opposite Plotel Phair, Nelson.  TURNER  BROS.,  Opposite Hotel Phair, Nelson, B.C.,  Have   opened   out a select stock of   Stationery,  Books,  Bibles, Sheet Music, Small Instruments, Sewing  Machine Needles, Oil, etc., etc., etc.  BELL   AND   NORDHEKVIER   PIANOS,   BELL  ORGANS  SINGER   SEWING   MACHINES"  Tuning and Bepairing promptly attended to.   Prices Reasonable.  J. LAINS0N WILLS, M.E., F0S.  Member of the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy, Eng\, and of the  American Institute of Mining- Engineers, &c.  <20C Albert St., Ottawa.)  Reports on Mines and Mineral Properties.  HOTEL PHAIR, NELSON.  ������. F. Teetzel & Co.  DEALERS IN  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTSCLES,  ETC.  WIIOfcESA&E     DEALERS     IN     CIU ADS.     -RAYMOND  .SEWING;- .MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  Postoffice Store,  Nelson, It. C.  AND GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS.  e ALSO,   FULL LINES  OF  ENT  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CSGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Itevclstoke,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They arc also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE:  No. 4 Houston *i. Ink I������iiiI<Iiii������, Josephine Street.  Josephine street, Nelson, li. C.  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE  OF  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  Spring goods now on hand.  FIRIOIES TO SUIT TZE3ZIE] TI3VEE3S  fcfffc  "tf  "^^mBSsmnei^msmsm  J TSEMINEE:    NELSON,  B.C.,  SATUEDAY,  AUGUST 27,  1892.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months ������1.50, six months ������2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  .rate of ������3 an inch (down the column) per month.   A  a     special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  locents a line for the .-.first: insertion and 7 cents a line  - for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted-as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not given ������1 will be,charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged frohr$l to"$10���������according to the social standing of,the bridegroom.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will hot be printed on any consideration..  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.     ,  The following agents have been appointed and  are authorized to collect money, to receive advertisements and transact all business, in their respective localities, connected with The Miner and Hot Springs  News: Ainsworth, Bremner & Watson; Pilot Bay, C;  B. Howell; Kaslo, B. H. Lee StCb; Carpenter Creek,  E. C. Carpenter.  ;  Address all Letters:  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  ' G  -  ,   -     , ������ -��������� ���������   .   -   EEMTOS-IAL .J.EMAfitKS.   ,  D. M. Gordon, for some time constable in Nelson, has been writing to the Victoria Times  trying to gain a little cheap popularity at the  expense of his superiors. The most recent of  - Gordon's exploits consisted of inducing saloonkeepers in Esquimalt and Victoria to supply  him with drink, when he immediately laid information against them for breaking the Sunday closing law. Sir MatthewABegbie, before  whom the cases came up for trial, remarked  that it was the duty of the police to prevent  people from breaking the law, not to incite  them to do so. Gordon felt sore about this, and  when superintendent Hussey offered him $10 for  21 days' work���������which is a great deal more than  he is worth���������he felt so aggrieved that he concluded to try to find someone in West Kootenay  who would not so exactly appreciate the value  of his services. _____  During his short stay he did more to cause  disturbance than any other hoodlum who ever  struck the town���������for if any bad man felt inclined to ������do a little fighting he felt perfectly  safe in doing so while Gordon was on duty.  It was in this column  that attention was first  drawn to the fact  that during a fight on Baker  street this model constable was lying low and  keeping out of sight within 25 yards of where  the trouble was.    Many other instances of his  cowardice   and   paltroonery   came   under   our  notice.    The trade at which he shines is that of -  informer, and at that he is 'way up.    Give him  an opportunity of finding out something,  or of  inducing  someone to commit a fault, then allow him to get well- out of reach of immediate  retaliation and he is at his brightest and best.  Have a lively fight occur that requires prompt  and decisive action to suppress and the modest  and retiring part of his nature looms up in great,,  shape,���������as witness his present conduct: whilst  here no man could  have shown  greater meekness  and  loving kindness,  when   insulted  and  vilified���������-on the street, in  broad daylight���������than  Gordon.    Now, however,  that he is in Victoria  where the rotten egg of West Kootenay cannot  penetrate���������he   toots   his   horn   right   merrily.  Blow away, Gordon ; blow away.  The report published in the Spokane papers  that the G. P. R. intends to build the Crow's  Nest pass next year, lacks confirmation. That  this line will be built in the near future is practically certain, but how near that future may be  is another question. All that we are at present  sure  of  is that the Calgary & Edmonton rail  road, which is leased for 20 years by the C. P.  R., has let a contract to grade 40 miles of road  from McLeod to a point within 12 miles of, and  in a direct line'with, the Crow's Nest pass. A  gang of men have already left Lethbridge to  commence work on this contract. Three  months," it is estimated, will elapse before this  work is completed, so that it is evident that, at  this rate,' it will be some time before tlie end of  this line shows up in Nelson���������260 ihiles from  McLeod. _____  The smallpox scare on the coast is about over.  Dr. Davie has asked to be relieved from his  duties as provincial health officer, and an order-  in-council has been issued giving effect to his  wishes. ,   In his letter to the attorney-general he says  that in Victoria no case of the disease has developed since August 1st. ; that in New Westminster no case has occurred this month.: and  that in Vancouver city and district, although  the methods carried out are complex, and not  the best obtainable, still the situation there is  that the disease is under control, and outside of  these three localities there is not a case of smallpox, to his knowledge, in British Columbia.  w. J. WILSON.  W. PERDUE.  PROPRIETORS OF  NELSON AND AINSW0ETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the .Kootenay Lake country.  Nelson   Offlicc   and   MarKet,   11  East   ISal.ci'  Street.  Ainswoi't-s  Market,  Sprague  Street.  JOWETT -& HAia  No.   1,   JOSEPHINE  STEEET,   NELSON,  B. 0.  Notice to  Prospectors  and Mine  iwners!  We are placing on exhibition in our office specimens of  minerals found in this district, with a view of attracting  the attention of visitors and investors coming to Nelson.  Any minerals forwarded us, with full particulars, as-  s&ys, etc., will be properly labelled, and any explanations  regarding them cheerfully given to enquirers.  All visitors to Nelson or others interested in minerals  are invited to inspect this collection.  Lots for Sale in  33  Adjoining the government townsite of Nelson  AT $125 AND UPWAEDS  With a rebate for buildings erected.   The best residential  ���������property in Nelson,  values sure to increase.   Apply  Jowett & Haig, agents for Nelson and district,  or Innes & .Richards, Vancouver, B.C.  JOWETT &  HAIG,  Mining & Eeal Estate Brokers, Auctioneers & Commission Agents.  JOSEPHINE STREETS, NELSON, B.C.  PILOT BAY, KOOTENAY LAKE;  THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF  IN, THE KOOTENAY, LAKE DISTRICT.  HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL  ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF  WELL-  Vertical Grain Shingles,     Y  Stocks are held at NELSON, Geo. H. Keefer, Agent,  and at AlNSWOETH, S. Faweett, Agent.  S. C, Spaidiiii  anager.  T3E3:E  V^ill be Eunning aoout August 1st      ���������  at Kaslo  and will be the largest and best equipped Sawmill in  Kootenay. Large stocks of lumber now on hand at Kaslo,  at the old mill site and at Nelson.  A carload of Sash and Doors for sale.  <&.  O.  B'lTCIEANAN.  P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.  B  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  Eeal Estate & Mines, Conveyancing  Agent for  ILOO-___-Sr   CITY  Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on Commission.   Conveyancing Documents Drawn Up.  fYfflnn. SELOUS   BLOCK,  U1I10U ���������      Corner Victoria and Stanley Streets.  (NOTARY PUBLIC)  Eeal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent  >  WEST B&AKESfc STREET,  .KELSON,  B. C.  FUSE   INSURANCE:  I represent the following safe and reliable companies:  GUARDIAN London, England.  UNITED _..-.  Manchester, England.  ATLAS London, England.  QUEBEC! * ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� -Canada.  LBFE:  EQUITALBE New York.  Agent for J. & J. Taylor's Safes.  .^SSs  Prospectors' location notices for sale at The Miner office THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  27,   1892.  MINING   NEWS   OF   THE   WORJLO.  On August 9th, near the boundary, a prospector named George Sutherland was found lying  near Rock creek, face and hands badly burned,  eyes injured, and paralyzed about the hips��������� He  was suddenly overtaken by a bush fire.  Last .week while doing representation work  on the St. Julian claim in the Emigrant district,  Montana, James Conneli and Wilbur Hobbs  struck a 6-foot vein of rich gold-bearing quartz  at the bottom of a 12-foot shaft. The rock also  carries considerable bismuth. Samples have  been sent of. for assay. The St. Julian lies  about 3 miles above the Great Eastern on the  Last Fork.  Most encouraging reports are to hand from  Cherry creek, Montana. With present appliances the gravel pays well from the "grass roots  down to bedrock. Most of the gold is coarse  and easily saved, although the bars contain a  considerable quantity of fine gold, part of which  is doubtless washed away with the tailings. It  is no uncommon thing to pick up a pan of dirt  and obtain therefrom $10 to $20 in handsome  gold "dust."  Henry Hewitt, jr., president of the Everett  land company, and A. R. Whitney, jr.,manager  of the Puget Sound wire, nail and steel works,  have returned from an investigation of the extensive iron-mines', on Texada island, in the  Straits of Georgia. They found plenty of iron  of good quality, and mr. Hewitt says his investigation is with the purpose of buying the 3  mines, the Prescott, Paxton and Lake, which  have 11,000,000 tons of iron in sight.  The business situation at Anaconda maybe  said to he in a fair way for improvement. It  certainly looks as if the Anaconda company,intended to add materially to its business. It has  advertised for contracts; for the construction of  a flume 6 miles in length and the construction  of a dam, all of which is for a new poAver house  to belocated 6 miles up the canyon and the  power conveyed by wire to Anaconda. The  company also is understood to be in the.market,  for something like (5,000,000 brick. It is whispered that all this is in connection with the establishment of a mill for the manufacture of  wire and some other articles of merchandise.  If these reports prove true it will be of great  benefit to the city. e.  From Arizona comes the report that a great  gold rush has set in to the new mining camp in  Mojave county. Hundreds of men are leaving  every day, many with outfits. The new camp  is in what is called Treasure gulch, and miners  who had experience in Tombstone say the ore is  far richer and more abundant. For half a mile  on each side of the gulch extend the 8 or 10  veins that make the new camp what it is, the  richest ever discovered in Arizona. These 8 or  10 veins crop out on the surface at different  places along their course for distances ranging  from 1000 feet to 5000 feet, and show pay streaks  from 6 inches to 4 feet in width that assay from  500 to 10,000 ounces in silver to the ton, besides  in many instances several ounces in gold. The  most conservative mining men who have visited the new mining camp estimate the amount  of ore on the surface worth not less than $1,000,-  000. The new town will be called Silverado.  The diggings were discovered 8 years ago by an  Indian and a white man.  Lieutenant-colonel Baker, the new minister of  education for the province, has recently visited  East Kootenay. He reports that the steamer  Annerly, 90 feet long, and 100 horse power,  owned by Jones & Depuy, of Jennings, the latter of whom is captain, now runs from Jennings, on the Great Northern railway, to Fort  Steele, thus opening up for the first time communication with the other side of the line. The  result is at once apparent. Settlers and prospectors are pouring in and the steamer is taxed  to its utmost capacity. The fertile lands are  being taken up and the mineral resources of the  district being developed. One claim near Fort  Steele has been bonded by Hammond & Co., of  Toronto, for $20,000, the necessary $1000 having  been paid down. Mr. Atwood, the celebrated  mining expert, is in raptures over the prospect,  and work is being pushed steadily on. It is rich  in silver, copper and gold, and the lead can be  traced for several miles. Prospectors are  rapidly increasing in numbers and mineral  deeds are being nled  in  every direction.  OFFICE,   VICTORIA, B.C.  WORKS NANAIMO,  B.C.  3^^^^_ISrTT_F_A.Ca?XT_R_E_RS   OIF1  Irr  mm   All mi  nvV_3:0__^3S_A-____   TDE1^_.3___E]_BS   IUST  Safety Fuse Detonators.   Electric Blasting Apparatus.  Branch Office & Magazine  at NELSON.  G.   Q.   TUNSTALL, JR.,  Nelson Agent.  Columbia as {.Future Goltl Field.  From  Costa Rica to Venezuela, report says,  there is hardly a department of Columbia which  does not possess in its soil more or less gold.    It  is  claimed that Choco,   Antioquia,   Mariquita,  Popayan, Pamplona, Ocana, Bucara manga, and  other places are exceedingly rich in that metal.  The auriferous sands of Antioquia afford results  very nearly coinciding with those of California.  Small, diamonds are found with the gold and in  the same district the sulphate of mercury  is  abundant. In various parts of the country are  mines of silver, copper, lead, iron, quicksilver,  coal; in Bogota, Cali, Soata, Chiriqui, etc.,  amethysts and other varieties of rare and valuable stones and minerals. The great coal bed of  Cali, it is believed, extends beyond the Cordilleras to the Pacific, and there are magnificent  coal mines in Magdalena near the Caribbean  coast. By a reasonable outlay these mines  ought to produce an abundant supply of coal  for ocean steamers which now often depend for  their fuel upon deposits in the Antilles brought  across the sea for that purpose. On the tablelands of Bogota, Tuquerres, Tunja, and Pamplona, rock salt abounds, and lime, sulphur,  alum, magnesia, asphaltum, and other valuable  minerals exist in inexhaustible quantities in  various parts of the republic.  P. O. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite & Co.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE AGENTS.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Convej^ancing documents drawn up.  Town  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims   Handled  on Commission.  DISSOLUTION   OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The copartnership (unregistered) heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Delaney &  Corning, carrying on business as hotel keepers at Nelson,  B.C., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts due the firm are payable to Corning & Clement,  who will discharge all liabilities.  Nelson, B. C, August 3rd, 1892.  Witness: JAMES DELANEY,  Isaac Holden. E. C. CORNING.  APPLICATION   FOR  CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that S. S. Bailey and William  Alperson have filed the necessarj^ papers and made ajDpli-  cation for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim  "Dellie," situate in the Ainsworth mining division, West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days of publication.  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., July 13th, 1892. Gold commissioner.  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paM up), $12,000,000  'REST,;- a.       .       .  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,.   Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,...  E. S. CLOUSTON,   ({,000,000    President   Vice-President   General Manager  Nelson Branch:   ������. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley,Sts.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;      c  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITA 1_ (pairf up), ������000,000   .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  I-ESEfltVE FUND,  ������220,000      .    .       1,100,000  _B_R,^__.__>rO-E3:-E__S = c  "Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewW(.stminster,B.C,   Seattle, Washington, .  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: GO Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.   .  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of 1 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  HENRY CROFT,  AND  a  Office:   West Baker Street, next to Bank of B. 0.  H. ASHBY, Manager.  w  _s  e  m  -.1iV.'-*.������C-** :���������������" t;.-.fr-������������������������ "v-V/"siri..V:fr77^^ ���������'i;13fr!'".l������*."ri'r������iiv.ii"i-������.i l".l.������i" ��������� ������������������ ������������������!,��������� ir.-iii- !.���������-.,.,.���������!,��������������������������� ���������..f...M.Pj-r~g... I,, ,���������, i ,_     ...,r^p_���������..w-^^l  ,. u .   .... .in ,   m.,.,u   I  ....��������� ������':#,*$ THE  MINEB:   JTELSON,   B.   C,   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST 27,  1892.  i  BACK   EAST.  The new school bill has passed its second reading in the N. W. T. assembly. The bill was  modelled mainly on the British Columbia law.  Premier Abbott's recovery from his attack of  2 weeks ago is very partial and imperfect, and  anxiety as to his condition is far from being allayed. He continues weak, and any mental exercise, even dictating, is exhausting.  There is a real estate boom prevailing in Este-  van, the new coal town of the Souris district.  There was great excitement over the discovery  of a bed of Portland cement, which experts pronounce to be of excellent quality. Work in the  coal mines is progressing well.  Lord, Stanley's term of office does not expire  for another year, and as the governor-general of  Canada does not step aside when his party is  defeated in England, there is no reason why  lord Stanley, who has been a thoroughly constitutional governor, should not remain in his  present position for another year.  The shortening of the transatlantic passage to  a 3-days' voyage is the inducement now held  out to the Canadian government by the promoters of the new Labrador railway scheme. The  proposal involves the establishment of an ocean  steamship port at Port Marnham, which is  situated on the St. Lewis inlet, about 60miles  north of the Straits of Belle Isle. It is said that  the short crossing between Poit Marnham and  Milford Haven in Wales could easily be made  in 73 hours by the greyhounds now running between New York and Liverpool. Port Marnham is described as a magnificent harbor, almost entirely land-locked, and open for navigation from 7 to 8 months in the year. It is  claimed by the promoters of the scheme that  during the season of navigation almost all the  mails between Europe and America, as well as  the bulk of passenger trade, would follow the  shortest existing route.  Strict   Economy.  Science brings about economy,  and in these  days of varied manufactures, and perfect facilities for carrying them on, there is   very little  waste material in.any branch of trade.......In. the  slaughter of cattle,  for instance,   no part of a  steer is lost save its dying breath.  Nothing is wasted from the tip of the tongue  to the brush on the end of the tail. The blood  is caught and sold to make albumen for sugar  refineries and other manufactures, or to form a  cheap substitute for the hard rubber and other  plastic material used in the manufacture of buttons. When the meat is dressed the contents  of the stomach are removed, dried and baled as  manure, and the stomach itself is prepared as  tripe.  The hide goes  to   the   tanner,   the   head   is  skinned and  denuded of flesh for the sausage  maker,   the horns  go  the  comb   maker,   who  knocks  out the pith  and sells  it  to  the glue  manufacturer, who is always ready to take all  the  refuse from  any  part  of the" steer.    The  horny coverings of the hoofs are almost as useful as horn for making buttons and similar articles, and the feet can be used for oil and glue.  The shihbones make the finest of bone handles,  and all the rest of the bony structure, which the  butcher is unable to sell with the meat, finds its  way  eventually  to  the  manufacturer of bone  fertilizer and bone black.  A few tails are utilized, in cold weather, in  the manufacture of oxtail soup, but usually  "the tail goes with the hide," and becomes  spoiled for domestic use while lying about in  the tannery. Every scrap of the animal's skin,  even the pate, as the skin of the head is called,  is used, in one way or another, and the refuse of  the tanneries becomes an important part of the  income of those establishments.  The fire-eating  Fakes in a Freak Show.  iict   has  many   entertaining  features. In placing a lighted substance in the  mouth the performer, as a rule, uses a piece of  oakum, or sponge "saturated with gasoline  which is a highly volatilized mixture obtained  from petroleum. It is placed lighted in the  mouth without touching the lips, which are in  stantly closed, and the fire is at once extinguished. There is a certain amount of moisture  or oily substance on the tongue, which serves  to protect it during the short time the flame is  alive in the mouth, which, with the tongue, is  also  toughened  by   the   use   of   alum.   Paper  soaked in alum and water, according to the  New "York News, becomes as fireproof as asbestos. The gas that is generated in the mouth  from the gasoline is utilized by the performer  by blowing it into the flame of a lamp through  a glass tube, and, as it instantly catches fire, it  appears to the observer that the man has an inflammable breath. The flame goes out and reappears at the will of the performer, as he stops  the end of the tube with his tongue or continues to fill it with gas until the supply in his  mouth is exhausted. If the performer puts a  lighted wick in his mouth the wick is saturated  with coal oil or alcohol. His mustache is protected from the flames by being thoroughly  soaped.  American Mine Managers in South Africa.  A gentleman who returned recently from a  visit to the mining districts of South Africa, remarked to a friend in San Francisco, that the  only failures that came under his notice were  those where the properties were managed by the  British themselves. The flourishing mines in the  country were those superintended by American  engineers who have served their apprenticeship  on the Pacific coast, and were thoroughly conversant with the handling of California gold  ores. This opinion seems justified by the reports which from time to time are received here  from the properties worked by California engineers.    One now to hand, the annual statement,  of the Robinson gold company,  of Witwaters-  rand, under the charge of Francis Spencer, well  and favorably known here as a mining engineer,  makes an especially favorable showing for the c  past year.    There were crushed during the  12  months 79,210 tons of ore, in a 40 stamp mill,  and the returns in free gold were at the rate of  71| per cent.    The  concentrates  recovered ran  the total product up to 94 82-100, a highly creditable result.    The total gold production for the  year was valued at $1,557,415, at a, total working  cost for mining and milling of less than $7 per  ton.    The number of men  employed was 1,117,  the whites numbering 257, and 850 Kaffirs.    The  tailings are worked entirely by the cyanide process since mr. Spencer became superintendent.  To Miners and Prospectors  MY NEW  _.  ������������  Expressly built for the Kootenay Country, is admirably  adapted for the use of miners and prospectors.   It  is light in weight and shoots either ball  or shot equally well.  My ANNUAL CATALOGUE   is just out and will be  mailed to any address on application.  My Stock is Very Large and Complete.  Charles E. Tisdali,  (3rTTZSr3_>d:^t.IC_H]_R_     VAnSTCOUVER  MORTGAGE   SALE.  Notice is hereby given that under and by virtue of a  power of sale, contained in a certain registered mortgage  made by Leopold Walter to the vendors, default having  been made in payment thereof, tenders will be received by  the undersigned up to 12 o'clock noon on Wednesday, the  14th day of September, 1892, for the purchase of the "Nelson Brewery," comprising 2 frame buildings, tubs, casks,  and other stock in trade and appliances. This property is  well situated in the rising town of Nelson and is the only  brewery in the neighborhood. For further particulars apply to CARBOULD,  McCOLL & CO.,  Dated, 19th August, 1892.     Vendors, solicitors, Nelson.  APPLICATION   FOR  CROWN   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that Scott McDonald, as agent  for A. W. McCune has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the "Black Bird," situate in the Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within 60 days from date of publication.  N.  FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., July 14th, A.D. 1892.   Gold commissioner.  JOHN JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  Finest wines, Liquors and Cigars in the Market at the Bar  THE DINING   ROOM   IS   UNDER   THE   SUPERVISION   OF   AN  EXPERIENCED   CHEF  Special Attention to  Miners.  Rooms First-Class.  Rates Moderate.  SLOCAN CEOSSMGk  o~_  <3-^_h.__^_.GtX3:ei^:,  PROPRIETOR.  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.;  HEADQUAETEES for MUEEAY & MATEES0FS  .PACK TEAIK".  T��������� LAKE-VIEW hotel,  MULVEY   &'. CLEMENT,  PROPRIETORS.  WINES,   LIQUORS  and  CIGAKS.  Best Accommodation for Travellers.  Regular Connection bj*- Boat with New Denver.  ���������e BLUE EIDQE HOUSE  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  first  Ckss  Accommodations for  Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  urn s  oom  Is now opened at the  HOTEL    VICTORIA,  VICTORIA   ST., NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call.  JOHN   GURN.  i  ZE3_OT______   KASLO.  Finest Accommodations in the Lake Country.   Elegant  table.   Best of Liquors and Cigars at theTJar.  ARCHIE  JFILETCHEK:,  Proprietor am! M imager.  APPLICATION   FOR   LIQUOR   LICENSE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply at the next  sitting of the licensing board for a hotel license to sell  liquor at Kaslo, B.C. ANDREW REVSBECH.  Nelson, 8th August, 1892.  PES*  mm*  MJiiiiMjmMiimiMiyi^^  *EJJ_5dt������  _���������������  ������������������ I - i������_r ������������������?*! THE MJSER:    NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,. AUGUST 27,  1892.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone, 43.  PIEST-CLASS   IN -EVEEY   EESPECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor, for  ladies,'and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout, a  THE  TABLE  IS  NOT SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS ST00KBD WITH CHOICE CKMRS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.     '  Ul  PROPRIETORS  IB^^KIIEie,    STIRZEZET  Private Boxes for Ladies  W. C. PHILLIPS, PROPRIETOR.  TS  ETJ_RO_E>^._A.lSr   ^?XJ^_3_\T_  M. J. BROWN  PROPRIETOR.  The above house has been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.   The table is one of the  best in the the town.   The bar keeps the  finest brands of liquors and cigars.  Hot and  cold water;  electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  HOTEL  VICTORIA   STREET,   NELSON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  &  REVSBECH, Proprietors.  ALL   MEN   ARE   LIARS.  The San Francisco Examiner has just printed  a 2-column yarn which might he of considerable  interest here did it not bear an unmistakable  likeness to the chapters of weird and improbable fiction so steadily rubbed off the pencil of  that, prince of romancers, Charley Dryden, a  gifted member of the Examiner staff. He  graduated from Tacoma.  "The latest story is circumstantial to a degree,  the substance being the alleged discovery of a  chemical force���������not of the dAmamite familv���������  which will suffice to help the San Pedro off her  rocky eminence. The alleged manipulator of  the wonderful force is given the name of C T.  Manning. He is credited with a desire to secure the contract for raising the vessel, and  John, Joseph and James Grant of Tacoma are  named as the men who control the wonderful  n agent.-,  This force is said to be contained in a small  and curiously shaped machine, to which is attached a length of garden hose. The other end  of the hose is inserted in the hold of the vessel  to be raised. When all is ready the operator of  the machine, who is concealed under blankets,  sets it to work and in five minutes���������so saith the  romance���������the decks of the sunken vessel are  above water.  Detailed, accounts of* how experiments are  conducted near Tacoma with boats built for the  purpose of making tests,; are given, and a description of how Tacoma business men became  interested in the work is also included. The  names given to the business men are entirely  unknown to old residents of Tacoma.  In a final flight of imagination the article  concludes with an .interview between the reporter and the inventor, in which the latter  makes the statement that his force will allow a  man carrying,it with him to walk on the water.  Charley Dryden commenced his experience as  a fakir on the Chicago Times. There it was  that he perpetrated a story which was widely  copied, but -.which contained not one word of  truth. It was about a small boy who was borne  heavenward from a picnic party by a bunch of  toy balloons in which he became entangled. A  noted rifle shot happening along, broke two of  the balloons with his trusty weapon and allowed  the child to drop to the ground unhurt.  Charley next went to Tacoma, where he  largely increased the Ledger's circulation with  his stories. One night lie was sent to "do" a  meeting of the negro Shakesperian club. Next  day there was a band of excited Africans hunting for him with razors. He had taken the  balcony scene from Borneo and Juliet,-put it in  negro dialect, and claimed it had been so recited  at the meeting of the club.  Don't PacK Flour; *  Two years ago "Victor Meyer, the eminent  author and lecturer of Heideleberg, Germany,  in a public address delivered before the students  of the university of that place, said: "Chemistry is the great unraveler, the revealer of  hidden mysteries. We may even reasonably  hope that ere long it will teach us to make the  fiber of. wood a source of human food. The  fiber of* wood consists essentially of cellulin;  can this be made into starch? If it can the food  problem of the nations is forever solved. Starch  has about the same percentage composition,  etc., wherever found, but it differs very much  in its properties, and the nature of its molecules  lias always been one of the greatest enigmas to  the chemist. But a new era is dawning; we are  beginning to read cellulin molecules like an  open book, and I would "not be at all surprised  to hear that some savant had manufactured a  nice food from what was once the most unruly  element."  His colaborers took the cue and have industriously worked to prove the dreams of the master  mind ; and they have, if the popular scientific  writers are to be relied upon, made cornstarch  from cellulin and bread from the "chemically  pure" starch which is said to be more nutritious  than that made from either barley or rye. If  this is all true to the letter, as we hope it is, the  bread question will soon become one of secondary importance, as the supply will be practically inexhaustible.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.       THOMAS   MADDEN  NELSON,  B. C. .  Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  Tc^h: __u    table  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   SS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars..  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  a;-. ���������.;������������������''' .NELSON, B. ���������.    :  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  TjEillE   IB^k-IR,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East Ralier Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MA-.ONE   *fc   Tlt-EGILLirS PIEOP-C-ETOKS  ff   "& 0 Bass  TKAIJL,  15. ���������.  TOPPING & HANN A  Proprietors  Good TaMc;   Good. Beds;   Hyas- Close liquors.  * _j_r&T. n l *i&tv������<*n*i,A_^������n������������>H Eli  fff^'&^&^^  ^I^Wla^wajM^,IJL^l^M^MA!iklOU������^l.lmli������Jk���������JM^���������Jl���������Jl:  $_$K* 8  THE MmEE:    NELSON  Dealers in Dry Groods, Groceries, Provisions, Ganned Goods, Hardware, Etc.,  Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the nublic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect Goods  and compare Prices. ,a  mmmJLmmmmaM   mamJnmmm   ^_r mm  :. p ��������� ��������������������������� .��������� . ���������"  _ ���������  ���������      ���������        ��������� / ��������� .���������"     "���������  Telephone 27. 7, 9, and 11 East Vernon: Street, NELSON; B. C.  _0���������A_   AMD '<PERSOtfA_L.'  J.  J. Hargreaves has left on a visit to Buttel  IT. Selous left on a business visit to Victoria  on Tuesday.  Jim Delaney returned from a week's cruise on  the lake in th^ Victoria.  M. S. Davys left on Tuesday for Illecillewaet  on business connected with the Lanark.  Dave Bremner and Jack Watson were in  town on Tuesday, as was also E. E. Coy of  Kaslo.  B. H. Oavill and Chas. Van Ness were on  Toad Mountain yesterday and returned to town  loaded down with ore.  E. C Carpenter returned from Spokane on  Tuesday, Lis visit being likely to bear fruit in  the form of a considerable mining deal.  Jim "Williams, satisfied that the Lucky  Jim is solid and that work can progress satisfactorily without his presence, has gone to his  home in Moscow, Ind.  One of New Denver's pioneers is down in  Nelson for the first time since the winter. Jack  McKinnon has worked hard and long and has  earned a holiday if anyone ever did.  The breast of the tunnel of the Lucky Jim is  in ore which assays 159 ounces silver. Three  shifts are now working on this claim, the ledge  of which will be cross-cut in a day or two.  Mr. Johnston, contracting freight agent for  the Northern Pacific railroad was in town on  Wednesday, trying to come to some arrangement with our local merchants with regard to  freight rates. ,  Fred. Hume started on Tuesday morning, to  climb the peaked hill to the west of Nelson. He  got there. He also discovered a magnificent  crystal ledge (assays not given) and left a flag  on the summit.  Becent arrivals are: G-. B. Wright, Ainsworth; A. H. Kelly, Toad Mountain; F. Wel-  gress, C. P. R. paymaster, Vancouver; major  and mrs. Dupont and miss Bell, Victoria ; and  Alex. Jacobi, Spokane.  John Houston has sold his interest in the  building at the corner of Baker and Josephine  streets for $6500 (not $5000 as stated in last  week's issue) the purchaser being a main line  capitalist who is largely interested in Nelson  real estate. '  James Barclay of Nakusp recently went out  on the lake in a Peterborough canoe and nothing  has been seen of him since. The canoe was  found bottom up about 2 miles from the shore  the same evening, and no doubt is entertained  by his friends that the unfortunate man has  been drowned.  Njikusp Wagon Boad,  Captain Fitzstubbs and A. E. Hodgins left  yesterday for Nakusp to inspect the present  trail and to decide on the route which the proposed wagon road shall take. It is expected  that the contracts for this work will be let in  small sections on the ground.  DISSOLUTION   OF  COPARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore  subsisting between us, the undersigned, as owners of the  steamboat Ainsworth, on Kootenay Jake, has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owing to the said  partnership are to be paid to David Bremner of Ainsworth, and all claims against the said partnership are to  be presented to the said David Bremner, who assumes all  the liabilities.  Dated at Ainsworth this 20th day of August, A. D., 1892.  Witnesses: , D.  BREMNER,  O. H. Burden, SAMUEL LOVATT,  J. Hirsch. W.  JEVONS.  PROVINCIAL   SECRETARY'S   OFFICE.  His honor the lieutenant-governor has been pleased to  make the following appointments: <-- July 1st, 1892.���������George  Goldie, esquire, to be mining recorder, to reside at Windermere, in the East Kootenay district. August 15th,  1892.���������James Fergusson Armstrong, of, Golden, esquire, to  be a justice of the peace for and within the county of  Kootenay.  TO  "LET;.  House on Silica street.   Rent $15 per month.   Apply H.  Ashby, next Bank of B. C.  Bnrnt Out.   ^A  Owing to some of the track of the  Spokane  Northern having been destroyed by forest fires  no passengers from the American side came in  on the train last night.  . e  We have in stock a car of rattan and willow goods, just  received. JAS. McDONALD & CO.  A little farm well tilled and Aldiborontiphoscophornio  Chrononhotothologos can be obtained at Turner Bros'  new music and stationery store for the moderate price of  10 cents. *��������� ��������� ���������  NOTICE.  I will not be responsible for any goods delivered to  steamer Ainsworth unless per my personal order.  DAVID BREMNER.  SITUATION   WANTED.  Bookkeeper,   12   years   experience,   thoroughly   understands bookkeeping in all its branches, capable of taking  charge of office work.   Apply Miner office.  FOR   SALE.  An assayer's outfit and labaratory complete in all its details with office fittings. Apply to Mrs. G. E. R. Ellis,  Nelson, B.C.  NEATLY  AND  QUICKLY  AT    THE  EXECUTED  OFFICE  :d_e_a.:i_._������_:e2.s   izct  i  WSOLESl  S3  ������**\ V.  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