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 ������������������-s  7  S?  y t, e  /.,> 4^---C^-'  Only Paper  Printed in the  Kootenay Lalcc Min  ing Districts.  For Rates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fourth Page.  NUMBEE 77.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   DECEMBEE   12,  1891.  $4 A YEAE.  RAILWAYS    AND   RUMORS    OF    RAILWAYS.  According to a notice printed elsewhere, the  people who last winter obtained a charter for a  railway between Nelson and Fort Sheppard are  to have opposition.    The new applicants are believed to be working in the interest of the Great  Northern, a company said to be negotiating for  the purchase of Cor bin's road.    The Nelson &  Fort Sheppard people have made-fair-������������������promises,,  as to their good intentions, but it; takes more  than good intentions to build railways, and so  far they  have   not even   expended a dollar in  making   preliminary   surveys.      Gorbin's   road  ends nowhere, and  for 4 months in the year a  portion of it is not operated.    If mr. Corbin had  been granted a charter when he and his associates  applied for  it 2 years ago, the  Kootenay  Lake country would today be connected   with  the outside by a railway, instead of by a pnce-a-  week pack train.    In fact, the pack train whose  speed was to govern the speed of the trains on  mr. Van Home's road between Nelson and Robson   is  more   reliable than   the  railway,   even  though the latter was subsidized to the extent  of $4200 a mile by the Dominion of, Canada and  bonused with 200,OCX) acres of land and 600 town  lots by the province of British Columbia, for, it-  runs every day in  the year while the railway  company only manages to get trains over  its  > road during the summer months.    There are rumors afloat as to the intentions of the Canadian  Pacific, but as The Miner is no longer in the  confidence of the mighty magnates that control  that great corporation, it  cannot vouch for the  correctness of the rumors.    One is that an engineer party will be put in the held this winter  to make surueys for a road  south  from Revelstoke to Upper Arrow lake, so that construction  work can   be commenced  early in  the  spring.  Another  is  that   soundings  taken  of the  east  arm of Upper Arrow lake show that the arm can  be easily bridged.    Another is that the railway  will be extended along the east shore of Upper  Arrow  lake  to  the  mouth of Na-kusp  creek,  thence  up that creek and over the low divide  to  Slocan lake,  thence  down  the  west shore  of    the   lake   to    Slocan   river,   thence   down  the river   to   a   junction   with   the   Columbia  '���������&��������� Kootenay 'railway at a point about 15 miles  west of Nelson.     Another  is  that  there  is  a  possibility of the  Canadian Pacific running a  road from Slocan lake to Kaslo City, via Carpenter and Kaslo creeks, and in that event the  inain  line  instead  of running down   the west  shore of Slocan lake would run down the east  shore. Still another is that the Northern Pacific  will surely build a. branch from Kootenay station  to Bon ners Ferry, and that the road will be in  operation by July 1st, next.  The people of the lake country want and-.must  have an outlet that can and will be operated  every month in the year ; and while they prefer  one to the south, because of the competitive  rates it would give them, they would welcome  one from the north.  Wood Men and True.  A notice dated November 25th states that the  lieutenant-governor has been pleased to appoint  Arthur'Patrick Cummins of Donald official administrator for and within the Kootenay county  court district; Oliver George Dennis of Fort  Steele to be a registrar under the Marriage Act;  John Gibson of Golden and Robert L. Galbraith  of Fort Steele to be notaries public; major  Thomas Dowling and Francis Ross of Donald,  Edward T. Johnson of' Windermere, and John  Gibson of Golden to be justices of the peace.  . God save the queen !  A Wonderful Mineral Kelt.  Mat Garrity came in from 49 creek on Thursday, and stopped in town just long enough to  call at The Miner office. He said : "You people  at Nelson are probably not aware that within 12  miles of Nelson is one of the finest mineral belts  on the American continent; a belt with ledges  yards, not feet, in  width; a belt that is as far  ahead of the Slocan as the great Silver King is  ahead of the wildest wildcat in Trail creek: a  belt that will yet surprise the world." When  asked to get down to business and give information as to what he was actually doing, Mat  said he was timbering a tunnel on the Gold  Belt claim on 49 creek; that he had it in 45 feet,  and that it looked promising. He also had to  daub 2 cabins so that he could live peaceably in  one, the blanked blankety cats interrupting his  slumbers by crawling down the one that had a  chimney. Mat is one of the best single-handed  miners in West Kootenay district, and has  probably done more work alone than any man  in the Nelson camp.  LATE    SfEWS    FROM    THE   OUTSIDE.  Seattle  was  visited by a hundred   thousand  dollar fire last night. . . . D. C. Corbin, president of the Spokane & Northern railway, arrived at New York from Europe today on the  City of Paris. . . ., All trains on the railroads centering at Spokane are running on time,  the vyeather being mild with little snow. . . .  Elaborate preparations are being made in London for the marriage of the prince of Wales's  eldest son to his cousin, princess Victoria Mary.  . . . The murderer Brooks has received a  respite through a legal technicality. ... A  prisoner named Moore escaped from the Spokane jail today by scaling the walls, and it is  thought he will not be recaptured. . . . Excitement over Slocan district is still running  high in Spokane. . . . President Harrison  in his annual message to congress opposes the  free coinage of silver; :, favors bi- metallism ;  highly compliments his cabinet for thekv intelligent administration of affairs in their several  departments; scores Chili; censures the czar for  allowing the persecution of Jews in Russia;  recommends legislation that will make the  Chinese exclusion act more effective; defends  the McKinley bill; and expresses gratification  and amazement at the progress the country has  made in the last decade.  Will Tie Up for the Winter.  Although there is considerable freight offering  and a fairly good passenger' business, the owners  of the steamer Lytton have decided to tie that  boat up, at Little Dalles for the winter. The  reason given is that the water is too swift and  that "lining" in the winter is an impossibility  because of the ice. On the up trip last Monday  she had to be "lined" over the rapids at Rock  island. It is also definitely known that the  small steamer now at Kootenay station, Idaho,  will not be brought to the Columbia this winter,  as her owner is afraid to take the risk. She has  powerful machinery; but a stanch hull as well  as powerful machinery is required to run the  swift water in the Columbia. The Columbia. &  Kootenay railway will also tie up for the winter,  one end being tied up at Robson and the other  at Nelson. The train crew and operating force  go out to the main line, via Spokane and Ta-  coma, and for 4 months at least the  business  country will not lie awake o'  about money with which to  men of the lake  nights worrying  pay freight bills.  Roys, You Should all Come.  Letters are already beginning to reach The  Miner from the boys on the outside who intend  visiting this country in the spring. One writes  from Colorado, another from Montana, still  another from Idaho, all asking for information  about the Slocan district. Boys, you should all  come, for in no other country on earth are you  allowed the same privileges. You can stake  claims before finding mineral and without forswearing allegiance to your'country. You can  stake as many claims as you please, as long, as  you do not stake 2 on the same ledge. You can  hold them as long as you please, provided you  do $100 worth of work on each claim each year.  Your interests in claims will be protected, not  only by the law but by public sentiment. And  if you leave whisky alone, the world is yours.  XEWS    FROM    'FRAIL    CREEK    DISTRICT.  Although  To the Editor op The Miner,:  Trail Creek hasn't her best boom on yet we have  something to show for our last year's work. The  Le Roi stands first as yet, it having had the  most development work, consisting of a tunnel  130 feet long and a shaft 82 feet deep. The tunnel shows 5 feet of ore that assays ���������matting' pay,  and the shaft at the bottom is in solid ore and  neither wall in sight.. Assays from the bottom  will average 15 per cent copper, which is better  than ever- before, with an increase of silver and  about the same amount of gold. Returns of a  shipment of 10 tons from this mine have come in  and were very good, it running $86 per ton���������a  net profit of $50 on each ton. The company  that bonded the Center Star and Idaho claims  last summer made a payment of $1500 on them  on the 1st instant. The War Eagle, Iron Mask,  and Josie are each showing a body of solid ore 7  feet wide, which by many tests will pay to  matte from wall to wall. Several other of the  copper claims have been worked on, and without  exception have improved and give better ret urns.  In the free gold belt some work has been done  and a little good ore exposed. The owners of  the I X L claim 2 feet of pay ore; that they have  some very fine specimens of free gold I know.  Three other locations there are prospecting  fairly. The ores from this belt are different  from those of the Nelson gold leads, in carrying  no sulphurets and being entirely free milling.  The original owners have sold three-quarters of  the I XL for quite a nice sum and are enjoying  themselves on the outside.  The town of Trail is not the desert that it was  last year, there being 4 resident ladies, one of  whom is teaching school. The boys here^ are  pretty well fixed for winter* and most of them  propose���������while the mines are cooling off���������to  pay a visit to your well-blowed-up Slocan district, and with them will probably be yours  respectfully, E. S. Topping.  Trail, B.C., December 9th, 1891.  ���������lust in from  Slocan City.  William Hunter and W. C. McKinnon arrived  at Nelson from Slocan City at 6 o'clock this afternoon, having left the lower end of the lake yesterday morning.  They report no snow in Slocan  valley and none on the lake shore at the mouth  of Carpenter creek, where they have built a log  store. On Friday morning the trail builders  were within 4 miles of the big creek that empties  into Slocan river 3 miles south of the lake, and  they were making good progress���������a inile a day.  Mr. Hunter estimates the distance from the  lower end of the lake to the .'railroad at 28 miles.  He met the Jack Eva ns party camped a t the  lower end of the lake, where they had been several days hunting, Evans alone bringing in 3  deer. George Bigelow, Jack Gibson, Billy McLean, Mike'Mallby, and mr. Shoemaker, who  left Nelson Friday forenoon, camped at the forks  last night. Messrs. Hunter and McKinnon are  down after supplies, 'their sto.ck being already  nearly"cleaned out. They will hire every pack  animal in 'the country and take in several tons  of merchandise, as they claim Slocan City is  bound to be the supply point for Slocan district.  The-. Percentage  of Lead  in  Ores.  The statement made by the Kamloops Sentinel, that the smelting of 200,(XK) tons of ore  would result in flooding Canada with lead, is not  borne out by the statistics of lead smelting in  the United States. In 1890 the smelters of Colorado smelted 615,000 tons of ore, the ore producing 73^205 tons of lead; the lead smelters of  Montana ran through'71,500 tons of ore, which  yielded 19,404 tons of lead; those.of Utah 67,000  tons, giving a yield of 12,908 tons of lead. It  will be seen from the above figures that a ton of  smelting ore yields from 250 to 500 pounds of  lead.  ssaxstsssmtasiasnm '-"j-) __t* j.i'1 ��������������� <;������ _"  ,7^    O.   ������.Vi������/_T,#*^IH(/i   ,  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0M   SATUEDAY,   DECEMBEE   12,   1891.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON,  B. C.  H.   &   T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and  is newly  furnished throughout.  TZETIE      TABLE  is supplied with everything in the market, the  kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE BAR IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine.  NELSON, B. C.  AXEL  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       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.  East Baker Street,   Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALOXK   *V   TltECilLLIiS PROPRIETORS  x  TRAIL.   ������. ������;.  TOPPING & HANNA.......... .Proprietors  iiootl Tahle ;  <������oori Beds ;   Hyas-Ciose Liquors.  CHESS   COLUMN.---PROBLEM    VI,  BLACK,  SEVEN PIECES.  WHITE,  SEVEN PIECES.  White to play and mate in three moves.  A    COINER    OF    IRISH. BULLS.  He held the office of gentle-  discharged  The mention of the name of sir Boyle Roche,  will at once bring to mind the Irish bull, for no  other man has coined more bulls than the renowned sir Boyle, and possibly none other has  kept the house in such perpetual roars of laughter at his follies.  man usher at the Irish court, and  his duties to the satisfaction of everyone with  whom his functions brought him in contact.  There is a harvest of drollery to be gleaned  from his speeches in the house at various times,  and more especially where his bon mots entertaining for the reason that he himself was often  very earnest and heated in his remarks,  and  was unconscious of the  pathos he was giving  utterance,to.    "What, mr. Speaker," said he on  one  occasion,  "and  so   we  are   to  beggar oui'-  selves   for   fear  of   vexing  posterity!    Now,   I  would ask the honorable gentleman,   and this  most honorable house, why we should put ourselves out of our way to do anything for posterity, for what has posterity done for us?" The  orator after this declaration, expecting loud applause from his own party, was extremely disconcerted to find the whole house in a burst of  laughter at his remark, so he began to explain  that "he assured the house that by posterity he  did not at all mean our ancestors, but those who  were  to come immediately after them."    This  explanation  convulsed the house, and  nothing,  serious was done for half an  hour.    Sir Boyle  was very indignant at the proceedings of the  Parisian Jacobins, and on one occasion he thus  aired his indignation and contempt for them:  "If we  once permitted the  villainous  French  masons to meddle with the buttresses and walls  of our ancient constitution, they would   never  stop  nor stay,  sir,   till they  had  brought the  foundation  stones  tumbling   down   about   the  ears of the nation.    If these  Gallician villains  should invade us, 'tis on that very table, maybe,  these honorable members might see the destinies  lying in a heap atop of one another.    Here, perhaps,   sir,   the   Marshallaw   (Marseillaise)   men  would break in, cut us in mincemeat, and throw  our heads bleeding on that table to stare us in  the  face."    One of  his famous  union speeches  concluded with this pithy remark, that   "this  excellent union will convert our barren hills into  fruitful valleys."     In another speech,  directed  against the  Jacobins and Jacobin intrigue, sir  Boyle angrily exclaimed:    "Sir, I smell a "rat, I  see him  brewing in the air, but mark me, mr.  Speaker, I shall yet nip him in the bud."    Hear-  Spef        ......  ing that admiral Howe was in search of the  French, he remarked that he trusted that "he  would sweep the Gallic fleet off the face of the  earth." He expressed his loyalty in one speech  by the sublime utterance: "I stood prostrate  at the feet of my sovereign." He also held up to  the ridicule of the house "the man who had  turned his back on himself." He lamented that  "single misfortunes never came alone, and that  the greatest of all possible misfortunes is generally followed by a greater." Sir. Boyle was  married to a daughter* of sir Richard Gave; this  wife of his evidently seemed bent on schooling  her husband, for she compelled him daily to  read Gibbons's "Decline and Fall of the Roman  Empire"  for  style.    Sir Boyle was  so cruelly  punished by this that he often stigmatized the  historian as a "low fellow, who ought to have  beee kicked out of company wherever he was,  for turning people's thoughts away from their  prayers and their politics to what the devil himself could make neither head nor tail of."  "The Cock's Shrill Clarion."  Cock-crowing may be stopped thus: Suspend  loosely a small lath a few inches above the spot  where the noisy rooster is in the habit of perching. This in no way interferes with his comfort;  but the moment he stands up and stretches his  neck���������as is the trick of such birds���������in order to  give utterance to the shrill toned cock-a-doodle-  doo, the lath gently strokes his comb, and gives  him a hint which is said to be effectual in silencing him. People who will persist in keeping  poultry, though living in dwellings surrounded  on all sides by other inhabited houses, would do  well to take note of this simple contrivance.  A Tall Chimney.  The tallest chimney in all the states west of  the Mississippi river is at Pueblo, Colorado, and  belongs  to a smelter.     It rests on   16 , feet  ot  smelter slag, which was xDoured in a liquid state  in the ground and allowed to cool and solidify.  On top of this and above ground, is a second  foundation 18 feet high, made of brick. The  stack proper, which is 287 feet high, is made of  iron and.lined with tire'brick. The total height  of the stack is 319 feet, and it is 10 feet in diameter in the clear from the foundation up.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C  FIRST-CLASS   W   EVEBY   BESPEOT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  TABLE   SS   NOT  SURRAS  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  '(  smmiimmMmim&mMmMmmmmMmmimmmmmmmmmR  8������������������gfi������gl������S^^  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  The   Finest  Hotel in  Toad   Mountain  District"  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  XELSON, B. C.  The Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.   The tahle will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson. THE   MItfEE:    ffELSON,   B.   C,   SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE  12,   1891.,  W. J.  WILSON.  \V.  PERDUE.  ILSON &  PROPRIETORS OF   AT   NELSON AND AINSWOBTH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake counlry.  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,.  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  juLj^jEzztt oo:isrrr,:e,_A.OTS  with  merchants for hauling freight to or from railroad  depot and steamboat wharf.  NELSON OEFICE AND MARKET,  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  PROPRIETOR OF THE  PIOITEER  RAL AND  Corner RlulT and  Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.    -������������������;  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines .and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   CONTEACT  TO  CAEEY PASSENGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove  and Covdwood for Sale.  E,J, MOWAT & CO.  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.    Shop: corner Josephine and Bluff sts.  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished and estimates given on application.  Agents for the sale of LIME.  Address all commnnications to Nelson, B. C.  WAGES  IN THE  UNITE!*  STATES  AMD  Iff  EUROPE.  The United States commissioner of labor has  recently published some interesting statistics  concerning the hours of labor, rate of pay, cost  of living, etc., in certain specified industries in  that country and in Great Britain. In pig iron  mills the actual average daily earnings in the  northern district of the United States varied  from $1.18^ for each employe in the lowest paid  establishment to $2.03 for each employe in the  highest paid establishment. In the southern  district the rate varied from $1.22 to $1.31. On  the continent it ranged from 64 to 70 cents a  day, and in Great Britain from 62 cents to  $1.0H. In muck bar iron mills the daily earnings in the United States, averaging for each establishment, vary from $1.91^ to $2.60^ a day,  while in  Great Britain   they  are 93 cents.    In  the production of steel ingots they vary from  $1,782- to $3.02^ for each employe, while on the  continent of Europe they vary from 67 to 74  cents a day. In the production of coke from  $1.24i to $i.7e is paid in the United States,  against 47^- cents in Europe.  These figures sustain all that protectionists  have claimed concerning the difference of wages  between the United States and Europe.  In pig iron in the northern district of the  United States 43 out of 45 establishments investigated produce from .08 of a ton per man per  hour to .17 of a ton, while in the southern district 14 out of 21 establishments produce less  than .08 per ton per man and only 2 exceed a  product of .10 per man. These figures serve to  show that labor in the north is more efficient  than it,is ^in the south, and naturally wages are  lower in the south than at the north. In Great  Britain labor in the pig iron mills is almost  equal in efficiency to that of the best-manned  mills of the northern states, but the average  earnings per man per hour run from 5 to 10  cents in Great Britain, while in the United  States the average is from 11J cents, the lowest  in the south, to as high &s 18 cents in the north.  In steel rails the report states that "no connection between high productive power and  high wages is apparent," which refutes the  theory of the free traders that manufacturers  can afford to pay higher wages in this country  because they get more from their men in product than do their European competitors.  So far as the cost of living is concerned nearly  22 per cent of the families investigated in the  United States own the houses they live in,  while only 4 per cent of those in Europe are  equally fortunate. "But rent is cheaper abroad,  though with families averaging a little larger  the European workman manages to get along  with less room than his American competitor.  The average of rent paid in the United States  for these superior accommodations is $74.58 per  family, against $41.76 in Europe. The European family spends less for clothing, the average being $23.37 for a man, against $35.72 in the  United States.  American workmen dress better that Europeans of the same grade. Only 2 of the 770 families investigated in Europe spent anything for  poultry, while 393 families purchased it in this  country, though many others raised poultry and  vegetables. Only 43 families in Europe purchased beef, and their average annual outlay  for that purpose was $29.47. In this country  378 families expended on an average $30.57 for  beef. Pork was more generally used. For  "meat not specified" the European family  paid on an average $60.72 and the American  family $58.96. Fish, eggs, milk, butter, cheese,  tea, coffee, and potatoes, cost the European  more than the American workman. More was  paid in Europe for light, though candles were  used, while American workmen used oil. The  American family paid more for fuel, dues to  labor organizations, insurance, and for religious  purposes, but less for intoxicating liquors and  amusements. The American, with a superior  variety of food and accommodations, spent on  an average $110.88 for living expenses for each  member of the family, as against $82.25 in  Europe. But the individual income, including  all tne family, averaged $124.11 in the United  States, against $88.47in Europe.  This is the result of the official investigations  of the federal labor bureau in the iron and steel  industries of the United States and Europe.  Nelson Sawmill Co. Ltd.  lard:  At end of Flume.  Mill:   Two Miles Sontli of Nelson.  Manufacture  The  mill has  a  capacity  of 20,000 feet a day.  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. N. E0LFE, Secretary.  Office- f Tolson block,  ������mces\End of Flume.  Telephone No. 2.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber���������good, bad, and indifferent - on  hand or made to order.  G. 0. BIJOHANAN,  Nelson, January 15th  ������111111111111111^^  S-iocl  awmill  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  JbrJrv'_l_C_y_fcLi   J sJLfcDJL  ��������� (DELIVERED AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,  OR   BALFOUR).  ORE'SSEI*.  No. I flooring, 4 inch, per M . $32 00  No. 2         "        6 inch,     "  27 00  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       "       32 00  No. 2        "       6 inch,       "  27 00  Rustic,                                 "'     ..........:..  27 00  Select clear, DD,             "      ....  40 00  No. 1 common, D,             "      ...   25 (X)  DD,          "  27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot.  10  'ROUGH.  No. 1 common,perM   $20 00  No. 2        "��������� "     15 00  Culls, ���������"������������������-,.' ���������... ..1200  Shingles, "      4 50  MOU>IN������S. '  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2������@10c  Mills at Pilot Ray, Kootenay ������,ake.  . 0. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  R. F. PERRY, Agent at Nelson.  BREMNEBfc ������& WATSON, Agents at Ainswortu. uVV^OVvS^7ii^������t525^i*^'"i������~:  itetiizt&iWaL'Missstiti ir.KfftBirw&frf.TfiiH'ii;  ws37ra:nMwv.u*^wr.^ii������etfufcra^  THE   MfflEE:    KELS02J,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   "DECEMBEE  12,   1891.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months ������2.50, one year $4..  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted foe  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. ������r'\  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not given $1 will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from%\ 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 slock.  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.;  EDITORIAL   REMARKS.  If the scheme to annex Canada to the United  States is making any headway, its progress is  not visible to the naked eye. The United States  is indifferent and the manifestations of interest  in Canada upon the matter are scattered and intermittent. Oliver Mowat, premier of Ontario,  says that the great majority of the people of his  province are opposed to the policy of annexation. While recognizing the advantages that  would be mutually shared by both parties from  an extension of the trade relations and a letting  down of tariff bars to unrestricted commerce,  they feel that a x^olitical union would not be desirable at present. Asa business proposition, it  is a safe bet that there will be no annexation  until one country or both are a good deal more  anxious about it than they are at present.   r.  Consistency is evidently not a jewel in the  estimation of the members of mr. Abbott's cabinet. At a love feast held at postmaster-general  Haggart's home, at which 8 members of the cabinet were present, mr. Laurier, one of the leaders  of the Opposition,was severely criticized because  he delivered a speech in Boston on the trade  relations between Canada and the United States.  It was highly improper, it was even disloyal, for  the leader of the Opposition to make a speech on  such a subject in a foreign country with which  we are going to try to negotiate a reciprocity  treaty. Within ua week after that love feast,  one of these same cabinet ministers was making  a speech at Providence, Rhode Island, on the  same subject. No doubt the members of the  cabinet will make as little effort to explain their  inconsistency as they did to explain their late  leader's breech of faith in the Washington conference matter.  The Kamloops Sentinel accuses The Miner of  abusing and blackening regularly and recklessly  mr. Mara and nir. Vernon and postoffice inspector   Fletcher   and   the   Canadian   Pacific   and  others.    The Miner has had occasion to refer to  the acts of mr. Mara and mr. Vernon and mr.  Fletcher as officials, but has never printed aline  about  them as   private  individuals.    Does  the  Sentinel believe in the principle that all officials  are above criticism.;��������� that they, like royalty, rule  by divine right?   or is it a lickspittle,  forever  fawning at the feet of men clothed in a little  brief authority?.   The Miner does not believe  that  mr.   Mara represents  the people of Yale-  Kootenay in the house at Ottawa, and has said  so; it does not believe that mr. Vernon is a fit  man to be at the head of the chief department  of the provincial government, and that its belief is well-founded is evidenced by the fact that  a deputy now performs the duties of the office;  it does not believe that mr. Fletcher is a good  postoffice inspector, and if he were not a civil  service man would today be a "clark" in some  fourth-rate postoffice instead of a postoffice inspector, and that belief is shared by nine-tenths  ofK the people of this section of the province.  That it has "abused and blackened" regularly  the Canadian Pacific is an absurd statement.  The Miner recognizes the Canadian Pacific as  a needed factor in the development of British  Colum bia, but is unwilling to hand oyer to it  everything in sight merely at the behest of a  few of its minor officials.  The United Ireland of Dublin, commenting on  a cartoon that it publishes, representing mr.  Gladstone pleading for the surrender of the  Parnellites, says: "No, we.cannot make friends  with you. We cannot, must not, will not���������no,  by heaven, will not-���������no, hot if England bent her  knee, struck her flag to us, licked the dust in  the presence of our assembled people, would we  crawl into the shadows of Liberalism out of the  light of our promised freedom."  To Tell the Day of the Weefc.  Here is a formula for telling the day of the  week of any date, which is said to be the discovery of a Rhode Island mathematician: Take  the last 2 figures of the year, add a quarter of  this, disregarding the fraction.    Then add the  date of the month, and to this add a figure  from the following list, the first figure  for January, the second for February, and so  on: 3-6-6-2-4-0-2-5-1-3-6-1. Divide the sum by 7  and the remainder will give the day of the week,  and when there is no remainder the day will be  Saturday. As an example take March 19th,  1890. Take 90, add 22, add 19, add 6. This 137,  which divided by 7 leaves a remainder of 4,  which is the number of the day of the week, or  Wednesday.       t  (notary public)  Eeal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND   '  Insurance Agent,  WEST  BAKER STREET,................. NELSON,   IS. C.  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTERESTS in the  district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  No. 6 Houston & Ink Building, Nelson, B. C.  GENERAL -AGENCY"  London & Lancashire Life Insurance Company,  AGENCIES Sir Donald A. Smith, chairman.  Accident Insurance Company of North America,  The celebrated Taylor safes (3 on hand for sale).  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Revelstoke,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston <& In Si ISuilding, .Josephine Street.  . f. Teetzel  DEALERS IN  OIEHIIE^IO.A.ZILiS.  PATENT M  TOILET ARTBCLE8, ETC.  WHOLESALE     I>EALERS     IN    'CIGARS.      RAYMOND  SEWING   -MACHINES   IN   STOCK..  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  ������������������'������������������"���������.���������;/...;     NELSONv>B.C.:   7;^, ;���������.;.���������������������������. ,.;'V';  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, and have on display a full range of  <��������� ..'.'������������������        : ��������� '��������� '        ' ''      '        ;'���������'... ���������   ,t ���������< ..   :  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PBICES TO SUITTSE TIMES  W. BUSK & CO.  DEALERS IN  Groceries, Provisions, and  General Merchandise.  A STOCK OP  English Clothing, Men's  Piirnishings, Dry Goods,  IBOOTS,   ETC.  imported direct from the manufacturers, always on hand.  Postoffice and Telephone in Store.  aiLKER & WELLS'!  FostolHce Store,  Nelson,  R. C.  ATO GENTS' FUENISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  SZE-A-SODSTIEID   X, XX DMT IBIS ~Bl  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Oor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  'Jl<- f    *     !-���������������������������  *ii������ i ���������*������������������   -���������  ������������������"iw3" ������������������   ���������  ������������������*��������� ',������"( THE  MINEE:    KELSON,   B.   0M   SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE 12,   1891.  AMERICAN   CAVALRY    HORSES.  There are nearly 10,000 horses in use by the  United States army. Of this number about 10  per cent are sold annually because of their unfitness for further cavalry or artillery duty, and  about 5 per cent are lost by death. So* in order  to maintain the standard, it is necessary to purchase about 1500 animals every year.   When the  stock   of  a   garrison   needs   replenishing   the  quartermaster-general's department is notified.  An advertisement inviting bids is inserted in the  prominent papers and a contract entered into  with the lowest bidder to deliver the horses at  the desired point, if, after a suitable inspection  by the secretary of war, they meet the requirements of the standard fixed by the army regulations.    The regulations require that the horse  shall be a gelding of uniform and hardy color;  from. 15 to 17 hands high; from 4 to 8 years old,  and weighing hetween 900 and 1200 pounds for a  cavalry horse and   between 1050 and 1300 for  artillery horses.    There are other requirements  necessary,  such   as  the   general   build  of   the  animals and  their- hea 1th.     When  it becomes  necessary to purchase the half-breed horses of  California or southern   Texas the standard of  the height is reduced to 14^ hands.  Long-legged,  loose-jointed,   long-bodied, and narrow-chested  horses,   as  well  as  those  which are restive or  vicious, are rejected.    Most of the horses used  in   the army-''.are purchased   in   St. Louis, Missouri, and Louisville, Kentucky, although the  general rule of late has been to obtain the animals in the neighborhood in which they are desired for use, the idea being to obtain thoroughly  acclimated animals.   The average cost of a horse  is a trifle over $134.     The forage ration of  a  horse is 14 pounds of hay and 12 pounds of oats,  corn,  or  barley,   and   in  special  cases  of hard  service or exposure the grain ration is usually  increased .3 pounds.    In  localities where good  grazing is practicable for a considerable portion  of"the day, or during seasons when little is required of the animals, the ration is usually reduced^ ^^T^ usually last about 6 years,  and at the end of that time are sold at auction,  or before if they are disabled so as to be unfit  for service.  A Record off his Children's Cost.  I heard yesterday of a practice of a man of  this town (Boston, Massachusetts,) that should  be  brought  to  the attention   of   all   who are  seriously interested in questions concerning the  education of the young. This man has a large  family of children, boys and girls, and the eldest  is about 18. Whenever a child has been born  unto him he has bought a blank-book. He has  written the child's name upon the cover, and he  has entered upon the page in a firm, precise  handwriting, all sums of money spent upon the  child from the day of its birth. He can tell at a  glance the cost of its food, its dress; what he  paid for the servicers of nurse and doctor; the  price of its schooling; the money value of its  amusements. And he proposes when each child  is 21 to give it a birthday feast, and after the  cake is cut he will present the book to his offspring saying: "Here you can see what you  have cost me." The expense of the feast will be  included in the sum total. I have forgotten to  state that this gentleman is of Scotch descent.  As Good as a Gold  Mine..  Three years ago R. F. Wilson was working on  a small salary in one of the largest soap manufactories  in  Chicago, but today his income is  one  that gives  him  plenty  of leeway to  buy  fancy cigars if he chooses. "There is more  money to be made in the soap business in Mexico than in any gold mine," he said to a reporter  of the San Francisco Chronicle, while in that  city recently. "I went to the Mexican capital  and started in a small way just 32 months ago.  My factory makes only toilet soaps, such as are  sold here in San Francisco, 3 bars for a quarter.  I have no difficulty in getting 30 cents a bar at  wholesale. It is surprising to me even now that  Mexican retailers are able to get such prices for  their goods, for it is little better than sheer robbery. I have gone into a mountain town in  Chihuahua and asked for soap and been offered  some ordinary transparent scented toilet soap  for $1 a bar. I can manufacture that very soap  in the City of Mexico at a cost price of 6 cents.  THE JOHN DOTY ENGINE CO  OIF   TOROITTO,   OISTTJ^IRIO-  MANUFACTUEEES OF ALL DESCEIPTT0NS OF MABINE AND STATI0NAEY  British Columbia Branch :   520 Cordova Street, Vancouver.  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager,  Keep in stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  HOISTING  ENGINES AND  SINKING PUMPS FOR  ES.  o  CD  O  cd  CD  eg  -r-H  EH  CO  CD  >  ������  pq  ������  +3  CD  O  c3  r���������4  Ph'  02  CD  :S*  CD  o  CD  EH  i-3  CD  Q  -   tr  CD  ������o  |>      CD  K*       GO  3  Pj  CO  O  SO  o  CD  2:   o  S3  B    s=j  CO  e-f-  O  CD  00  i������������������-  P  go.  t-i  CD  CD  O  CD  CT+V  O  OP?  P<  o  a  o>  el-  O  o  p-  ���������C6o"  There is a goodmarket for soap, too. Americans are going into Mexico all the time, and the  immigration into Mexico from various European  countries is large. All these people buy soap,  and yet the price does not go down."  The Americans  Behind the  British.  There is no question that in some particulars  the British display more energy than the Americans. The Americans brag about their postal  facilities, but they do not begin to reach the degree of efficiency long since attained by the  English.    In the   matter   of pneumatic  tubes,  for instance, the Americans have none of these  useful appliances to expedite the handling of  mails in the large cities, but Great Britain has  them in London, Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Glasgow, Dublin, Newcastle, and Bradford. It has been estimated that to provide  New York and Brooklyn and all their important branch stations writh tubes would cost the  government $5,000,000, but no one has the hardihood to propose the investment, although there  is not the slightest doubt that it would be a  most excellent one, not only from the pecuniary  standpoint, but from that of expedition also.  Some of these days the people of the United  States will learn .to do these things as they  ought to, but from present appearances it will  not be in the new future.  a  NOTARY PUBLIC.  REAL ESTATE AND  CONVEYANCING  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  9  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Office:   Stanley Street.  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  A   Long Steel  Shaving.  At the Wagner car works in Schnectady, New  York, a bar of soft steel 2 feet long and 2 inches  thick was to be made into a piece of shafting.  The process of turning produced a shaving 81  feet 1������ inches long even in the curled-up form in  which a shaving comes from a lathe. Could it  be straightened out it would be nearly 3 times  as long. The shaving has been preserved in the  office of the Wagner works.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  '?  (A. Mi Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL i ENGINEEE AND AE0HITE0T,  T4HLS&N   BUILDING  .NELSON, B. ���������.  ^,W^frI$������m ���������-���������35.  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  0.,   SATUEDAY, DECEMBEE  12,  1891,  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner -of lands and works" for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "John G. McGuigan's southwest corner"  (said post being located about 3 miles north of Carpenter  creek and 10 east of Slocan lake); running thence north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40diairis to initial post: containing 160 acres more or  less* JOHN G. McGUIGAN.  Nelson, November 23rd, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after,date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the! following described tract of  land, situate: in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "W. C. McLean's southwest corner" (said  post being located on Slocan river about 4 miles south of  . Slocan lake), running thence north (following meanderings  of river) 80 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 40 chains to initial post ^containing 320  acres more or less. W. C. McLEAN.  Slocan River, October 27th, 1891. -     "  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "John A. Watson's southeast corner" (said  post being hear the junction of Carpenter and Seaton"  creeks and about 6 .miles east of Slocan lake), thence running north 40 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 40  chains, thence east 80 cliains to initial post; containing 320  acres more or less. JOHN A. WATSON.  Dated, October 26th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner-of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencingrat  a post marked G.'.'M. L., S. E. corner, about 2 miles from  Kootenay lake on Kaslo creek, thence running north 40  chains, thence west 40 chains, ^thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains to place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less. G.M.LINDSAY.  Nelson, November 14th, 1891.  ���������  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district1: Commencing on the west  shore of Kootenay lake, at H. Anderson's northeast corner,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence east to  the lake shore, thence following said lake shore southerly  to initial point; containing 160 acres more Or less.  JOSHUA DAVIES.  Kpptenaj'- Lake, B. C, October 5th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date f intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing at the  northeast corner of Joshua Davies's purchase on the west  shore of Kootenay; lake, near themouth of Fletcher creek,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence east  to the lake shore, thence following said shore southerly to  initial point; containing 160 acres more or less.  WILBUR A. HENDRYX.  Kootenay Lake, B. C, October oth, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date Lintend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing, at a stake marked H. H; Ward's N.  W. post, about 3 miles from Slocan lake, on Slocan river,  running east 40 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west  to the river bank, thence following river bank to point of  commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  HARRY H. WARD.  , Nelson, October 23rd, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply, to. the ���������chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post on east bank of Slocan river,  about 3 miles from Slocan lake, marked R. E. L., S.-W.  post, thence north SO chains along the shore of Slocan river,  .thence east 40 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west  40 chains to point of commencement; containing 320 acres  more or less. R. E. LEMON.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post,  on the west shore of Kootenay lake, about one-half mile  south of Fletcher creek, thence west 40 cliains more or less,  thence south 40 chains, thence east to the lake shore, thence  following the lake shore to the initial point; containing 160  acres more or less. H.ANDERSON.  1 Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake marked A. C. Dick N. W.  post, on Slocan river, about one-half mile from Slocan lake,  running east 40 chains, thence soutli 40 chains, thence west  40 chains, more or less, to river bank, thence following  river, bank to point of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or less. ARTHUR C.  DICK.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 00 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land: Commencing at a stake marked T. J. Roadley's S." W. post, on  Slocan riv< r, about three miles from its source, running  east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, more or less to river bank, thence following river  bank to point of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. T. J. ROADLEY. -  Nelson, October 23rd, 1891.  Notice is hereby given, that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission, to purchase thef olio wing tract of land situate  in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post marked  "J E S" and "SE" about one mile north from the head of  Crawford Bay and one-half mile east of the large creek  that empties into said bay, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 40 chains  to initial post; containing 320 acres more or less.  Balfour, B. C, October 13th, 1891. J. E. STARK.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days 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, situate in West Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing at a post marked J. K's  N. E. corner, 20 Chains north of the center of the forks of  Kaslo Creek, thence west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thence north to the point of com  mencement: containing 160 acres more or less.  ��������� .'JOHN KEEN.   '  Kaslo City,������������������Kootenay Lake, B. C, October 1st, 1891. ,  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after datel intend to .  apply to the chief commissionerof lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked A. M. Wilson's N.  W. corner, placed on the east shore of Slocan lake about  200 yards north of a large creek which flows into the lake  about 3 miles north of what is known as Carpenter creek,  thence east 40 chains, thence south to the lake shore;  thence following the meanderings of the lake shore in a  westerly and northerly direction to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Ainsworth, November 2nd, 1891. A. M. WILSON.  Notice is hereoy-givemtnax^ date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked G. B. W., S. W.  corner post, situate about 20 chains north of the southeast  corner of Angus McGillivray's land, about one-half mile  east of Slocan lake and about 10 chains south of Carpenter  creek, thence east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Ainsworth,, October 31st, 1891. G. B. WRIGHT.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend,  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked James Delaney and  Thomas M. Ward's S. W. post, about one-half mile from  Slocan lake, running east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains  more or less to the shore of the lake, thence in a westerly  direction following the lake shore . to the source of the  Slocan river, thence" following the bank of the river in a  southerly direction to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less. JAMES DELANEY,  Nelson, October 24th, 1891. THOMAS M. WARD.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  '..land:. Commencing at a post placed upon the east shore of  Slocan lake, near Carpenter creek, marked A. H., S. W.  corner, thence running north 80 chains, thence east 20  chains, thence south 80 chains more or less to lake shore,  ' thence west following meanderings of the shore to point of  commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Nelson, October 30th, 1891. WILSON HILL.  "Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake placed-near the outlet of  Slocan lake, marked H. & A., S. W. corner, thence running  east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east 20 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence west 60 chains more or less  to shore of lake, thence south folio wing the meanderings of  shore to point of commencement; containing 320 acres  more or less. ALFRED HILL.  Nelson, October 28th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  appry; to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land : Commencing at a stake marked A. L. McLean's N.  W. post, situate on the Slocan river about 2 miles from the  Slocan lake, thence running south 80 chains, thence east 40  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west 40 chains to  point of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, November 1st, 1891. A. L. McLEAN.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake marked James Dawson's N.  W. post, situate oh the Slocan river about one mile from  the Slocan lake, thence running south 80 chains, thence  east 40 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west 40  chains to point of commencement; containing 320 acres  more or less. JAMES DAWSON.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief enmmissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land : Commencing, at a stake marked A. McG. -S.-W.. about half  a ���������mile south of Carpenter creek on Slocan lake, thence  80 chains, north following the meanderings of the lake,  thence 40 chains east, thence 80 chains south, thence  40 chains west to point of commencement; containing 320  acres more or less.      , ANGUS McGILLIVRAY.  Ainsworth, B. C, October 17th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described land in  West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post at the  southeast corner of lot 209, group 1, West Kootenay, thence  west 60 chains, thence south 80chains, thence eastOO chains,  more or less, to shore of Kootenay lake, thence following  high-watermark in a northernly direction to initial post;  containing 480 acres, more or less.  KASLO-KOOTENAY LAND  CO.  KasloCity, November 5th, 1891.   Per G. T. Kane.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land:   Situate at the junction of Sandon and Carpenter  creeks (the latter a tributary of Seaton creek, which flows  into the east side of Slocan lake). Commencing at a post  near the right bank of Sandon creek, thence west 40 chains,  thence north 40 ..chains, (crossing Carpenter creek) thence  east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains to point of commencement; Containing 160 acres more or less.  BRUCE WHITE,  Nelson, November 9th, 1891. JOHN SANDON.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and rwrorks for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post placed upon the shore at the  head of Slocan lake, marked H. A., S. E. corner, thence  running north 20 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence  south 40 chains, thence east to shore of lake and following  meanderings of shore to point of commencement; cohtainT  ing 160 acres more or less.        ������ E. C. ARTHUR.  Nelson, October 31st, 1891. :  ��������� Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend,  tp apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked "S L S W," being on  the eastern boundary of J. W.; Cockle's, preemption and  situate on the northern shore of Crawford bay, Kootenay  lake, thence east along lake shore 20 chains, thence north  80 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence south 80 chains to  place of com mehcement; containing 160 acres more or less.  '���������';���������..;������������������': W.P. SLOAN,  Balfour, B.C., October 13th, 1891.     GEORGE LAIRD.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described land, situate  on Seaton creek, about 10 miles east from Slocan lake:  Commencing at a post on the right bank of said creek  at themouth of Carbonate gulch, thence north 40 chains^  thence east 80 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west  following down the bank of said creek to place of commencement; containing 320 acres.  w. f. Mcculloch,  THOMAS McGOVERN,  Slocan, October 6th, 1891.       CHARLES CHAMBERS.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked A. J. W., S. E. corner, on the north shore, Kaslo bay, Kootenay lake, B. C.,  , thence running west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 60 chains more or less to lake shore, thence ;  following lake shore to initial post; containing 200 acres  more or less. A. J. WHALEN.  Ainsworth, B.C., November oth, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing aLt a stake on west bank of Slocan  river, about 2 miles from Slocan lake and marked F.& C,  .N. E. corner; thence running west 40 chains, thence south  80 chains, thence east 40 chains more or less to the river,  thence following the meanderings of the river to point of  commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson^ October 24th, 1891. M. M. FRY.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commisioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake on west bank of Slocan  river, about 3 miles from Slocan lake and marked F. &; C,  N..E. corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence south  80 chains, thence east 40 chains more or less to the river,  thence following the meanderings of river to the point of  commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891. A. D. COPLEN.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  chief commissioner of lands and works to purchase 320  acres, more or less, of land in the district of West Kootenay,  commencing at a post placed on the east shore of Slocan  lake about 40 chains south from the mouth of Seaton creek;  thence west along the lake shore 40 chains; thence north  along the lake shore 80 chains; thence east 40 chains, more  or lessj to a point 80 chains due north from the point of commencement. ' J.FLETCHER,  JNelson, October 21st, 1891. A. S. FAR WELL.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend tp  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district; Commencing at  a post marked Ross Mahon's S. E. corner, situate on west  bank Slocan river, about 1 mile about forks, thenee running 40 chains north, thence 80 chains west, thence 40  chains south, thence 80 chains east to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, November 21st, 1891. ROSS MAHON.  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake marked B. H. L's S. W. corner post, about high-  water mark on north bank Of Kootenay river, about 6  miles east of the town of Nelson, British Columbia, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south to bank  of Kootenay river, thence following the sinuosities of the  Kootenay river to the point of commencement, comprising  450 acres more or less. BENJAMIN HENRY LEE.  Nelson, B. C, 30th November, 1891.  WARNING   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I am the owner of an undi  vided one-sixth interest in the mineral claims Washington  and I C, situate in the Slocan district and recorded at Nelson in the names of William Lynch and M. Kinney. All  persons are hereby warned against purchasing the interest  in said claims recorded in the name of M. Kinney, pending  litigation. W. E. MURRAY.  Ainsworth, B. C, October 17th, 1891.   WARNING   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I will not be responsible for  any debts contracted by one George Webber, whether the  debts be contracted in my name or that of Walter & .Webber or in his own name. LEOPOLD  WALTER.  Nelson, B. C, November 20th, 1891.  "���������������>*>..,������_  smMBiwm>������wwMa^^ THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE  12,   1891.  PRIVATE   BILL   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that at the next session of the legislature of British Columbia application will be made for the  passage of a private bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate; and maintain tramways, for the purpose of  conveying passengers, freight, and ores from some convenient point near Nelson to any point or points within a radius  of 25 miles from Nelson, also to take and use from the  Kootenay river, in the vicinity of the falls of the said river,  so much of the waters as may be necessary to obtain therefrom 5000 horse power, for the purposes of generating electricity to be used either, as a motive power for the said  tramways, or to be supplied by the applicants to consumers as a motive power for hauling, pumping, lighting,  smelting, drilling, or for any other purposes for which it  may be applied or be required; with power to the applicants to construct and maintain buildings, erections, race-  waysy or other works, in connection therewith for improving and increasing, the water privilege ; and also to enter  upon and expropriate lands for a site for power houses, and  for dams, raceways, or such other works as shall be. necessary; also to erect, lay, construct, and. maintain all necessary works, buildings, pipes, poles, wires, appliances, or  conveniences necessary or proper for the generating and  transmitting of electricity or power within the area' above  described.   ' BOD WELL & IRVING,  November 12th 1891. Solicitors for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made  to the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its "next session, for an act for the purpose of.  constructing,maintaining, equipping, and operating water  works at.-the'town-of Nelson, in the.Kootenay district, in  said province, and for the purposes thereof granting to the  company the privilege of taking water from the Cottonwood Smith creek, the Ward creek and other suitable  points, with power to the company to build flumes cand  acqueducts, lay pipes, erect dams, acquire lands, and do  all things necessary for the purposes aforesaid.  BOD WELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the applicants.    ,  Dated 18th November, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that at the next session of the  legislative assembly application will be made for a private  bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate and  maintain a system of electric lighting inland about the  present town of Nelson and its vicinity, and^for that purpose to take so much of the waters of Cottonwood Smith  creek as may be necessary for generating electricity for the  supply of the said system; with power also to erect, lay  and string such poles, pipes and wires through, along, over  and under the streets and high ways of the said town and  its vicinity as may be necessary.  BOD WELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the applicants.  Dated 18th November, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made at  the next session of the legislative assembly of the province  of British Columbia for an act to incorporate a company  to construct, equip, maintain, and operate a line of railway  from some point on Kootenay lake by way of Kaslo or other  pass up the North Fork of Kaslo creek to some point at or  near the summit between Kootenay and Slocan lakes, or  the vicinity of the recently discovered mines in that section,  \ with powers of extending said railway in any direction as  may hereafter be deemed requisite for the transportation of  ores and other products, with powers of building and operating branch lines from said railway to such mines as may  now be or hereafter be discovered in the vicinitv of said  railway. WILSON, WOOTTON & BARNARD,  Victoria, October 20th, 1891.     Solicitors for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session, for an act to incorporate the  Consumer's Waterworks Company, Limited Liability. The  abject of said company is to construct, maintain, equip,  and operate waterworks at the town of Nelson, in West  Kootenay district, and for the purposes thereof granting to  the company the privilege of taking water from the East  Fork of Cottonwood Smith creek, Cottonwood Smith creek',  Ward creek, or either of their forks, with power to the  company to build flumes and acqueducts, lay pipes, erect  dams, acquire lands, purchase waterworks already in operation, and do all things necessary for the purposes aforesaid. C.D.MASON,  November 16th, 1891. Solicitor for applieants.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session, for ah act to incorporate the  Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited Liability, the object of said company is to construct, man tain", equip, and  operate electric light works at the town of Nelson, in West  Kootenay district, and for the purposes thereof, granting  to the company the privilege of taking water from Cottonwood Smith creek for motive power to operate the works  of the company, with power to the company to erect poles  and stringwires in the streets of Nelson, purchase works  already in operation, and do all things necessary for the  purposes aforesaid. C. D. MASON,  November 16th, 1891. Solicitor for applicants.  TIMBER   LEASE   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  ..permission to lease for cutting timber the following described land : Beginning at a post marked "southeast corner of G. B. Wright's timber lease," near the trail recently  built up Schroder creek, said post being about .Smiles from  the mouth of Schroder creek, thence running west along  said Schroder creek 160 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east toward Kootenay lake 160 chains, thence south  to place of commencement; containing 1200 acres, more or  less. , G.B.WRIGHT.  Ainsworth, October 22nd, 189L  ings of said creek, thence south ������ mile, thence west 1 mile,  thence south about j of a mile to D. Cain's N. E. corner,  thence wrest 1 mile to starting point. J. F. HALEY.  Nelson, November 19th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that I have applied the chief commissioner for a special license to cut timber on 640 acres of  crown lands, situate and bounded as follows: From my  N. W. post near the eastern shore of Kootenay lake, about  a mile south of Campbell creek (which creek is about 12  miles north of Hendryx camp) south 80 chains; thence east  80 chains; thence north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains to  starting point. DENNIS CAIN.  ,    Nelson, B. C, 12th November, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days afterdate we intend  to make application to the chief commissioner Pf lands and  works for permission to leas.e for lumbering purposes for a  term of 25 years the following tract of land situated in  West Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing at the southwest corner of M.S. Davys's limit,  thence south 100 chains, thence east 100 chains, thence  north 100 chains, thence west 100 chains to point of commencement; containing 1000 acres more or less.  NELSON SAWMILL COMPANY,  Per W. J. Goepel, Manager.  Nelson, B. C.y November 30th, 1891.  '..\yNOTICE..\-'':^::';;;.-'.',':;'',:''  A lis pendens has been recorded by the undersigned,  upon a suit in the county court," to have it declared that he  is entitled to one-third undivided interest in each of the  "Mountain Chief," "Maude E," "Noble 5," and "Knoxville"  mineral claims, and two-fifths undivided interest in each  of the 'Northern Belle" and "Blue Jay" mineral claims;  all situate in the Slocan country.       CHARLES OLSON.  Ainsworth, November 21st, 1891. .  .-���������v.:^'. V ������������������'.���������'-. "\;~:-:- -NOTICE. ..'-,;., ::;^---���������;..._ .".; ,      ::'  A lis pendens has been recorded against the mineral  claims "Chambers," "Monarch," and "Mattie B," in the  Slocan country, upon a suit in the county court, by the undersigned, to have it declared that Charlie Chambers has  only one-fourth undivided interest in these claims.  THOMAS SHEARER,  EDWARD BECKER,  Nelson, November 5th, 1891.       CHARLES F. KENT.  KUSSEAX   CIRCUMLOCUTION    OFFICE.  Notice is hereby given that I have applied to the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special license to  cut timber on 800 acres, or thereabouts, of crown lands,  situate and bounded as follows: From my S. W. post, at  the N. W. post of Dennis Cain's timber claim, on the eastern shore of Kootenay lake, north to Campbell creek,  about 1 mile, thence east 2 miles following the meander-  The reason why changes that are manifestly  desirable, that are in the direction of economy,  and that apparently would injure no one, are  not made in Russia is one of the most puzzling  and exasperating things that are forced upon a  traveler's attention,   writes������ George JKennan in  the Century.    In every branch of the administration one is constantly stumbling upon abuses  or defects that have long been recognized, that  have been commented upon for years, that are  apparently prejudical to the interests of everybody, and that, nevertheless, continue to exist.  If  you   ask   an   explanation   of   an   official  in  Siberia, he refers you to St. Petersburg.    If you  enquire of the chief of the prison department in  St. Petersburg, he tells you that he has drawn  up a "project" to cope with the evil, but that his  "project" has not yet been approved, by the minister of of the interior.   If you go to the minister  of the interior, you learn that the "project" requires a preliminary appropriation of money-  even though its ultimate effect may be to save  money���������and that it cannot be carried into execution without the assent and co-operation of  the minister of finance.    If you follow the "project" to the minister of finance, you are told that  it  has been sent back through the minister of  the interior to the chief of the prison department for "modification."    If you still persist in  your determination to find out why this thing is  not done, you may chase the modified "project"  through the prison department, the minister of  the interior, and the minister of finance, to the  council of the empire.    There you discover that,  inasmuch as certain cross-and-ribbon-decorated  senators and generals, who barely know Siberia  by name, have expressed a doubt as to the existence of the evil with which the "project" is  intended to deal, a special "commission" (with  salaries amounting to 20,000 rubles a year and  mileage) has been appointed to investigate the  subject and make a report.    If you pursue the  commission to Siberia and back, and search dil-  ligently in the proceedings of the council of the  empire for- its report you ascertain that the document has been sent to the minister of the  interior to serve as a basis for a new "project, "and  then as 10 or 15 years have elapsed and all   the  original projectors are dead, it all begins over  again.    At no stage of this circumrotatory process can you lay your hand on a particular official and say, "Here!   You are  responsible  for  this���������what do you mean by it?"   At no stage,  probably,   can  you find an  official who is opposed to the reform or who has any personal  interest in defeating it; and yet the general effect of the circumrotatory process is more certainly fatal to your reformatory project than  any amount of intelligent and active opposition. The various bureaus of the provincial  governor-general's office, the chief prison department, the ministry of the interior, the ministry of finance, the ministry of justice, the  council of ministers, and the council of the empire constitute a huge administrative nialestrom  of ignorance and indifference, in which a "project revolves slowly, month after month and  year after year, until it is finally sucked down  ^out of sight/ or, perhaps thrown by a fortuitous  eddy of personal or official interest into the  great gulf-stream current of real life.  Unccn:. Victoria's ..Wealth.  An act was recently passed enabling the queen  to make a will, as she was not before this supposed to be the possessor of any property, and  the impression   prevails that she  has  effected  large savings. This is not the case, writes  Henry Labouchere in the Forum. Although  she has for many years lived in retirement, her  expenditure has not materially decreased, for  the mise-en-scene of royal pageantry is still  kept up. She has expended considerable sums  upon the purchase of the estates of Osborne and  Balmoral, and their maintenance falls, on her.  She has, too, made considerable monetary presents to her daughters on-their marriages, so  that, although she inherited $1,250,000 from a  silly person who left her this amount, her  private fortune is comparatively small. Two  years ago lord Salisbury's government submitted to parliament a proposal to endow her  grandchildren. A committee of the house of  commons was appoiuted to consider this demand, when it was decided that provisions  ought only to be made for the children of the  prince of Wales. The committee was informed,  under a pledge of secrecy, of the total value of  her majesty's investments. As I was a member  of the committee I cannot, of course, violate  this pledge; but I do not think I am breaking  confidence in saying that the, amount was surprisingly small. ,   Will be a King Without Power.  New York World: "The prince of Wales celebrated his birthday on Monday, and a good  many loyal "English men and women aided and.  abetted him. It was a day for surfeiting in food  and drink. Tons of beef were washed down by  gallons of beer and wine. The prince was 50  years old. And all of this was for Albert Edward, prince of Wales, whose sole achievement  worthy of remembrance lies in the fact that he  was born. He is a gentleman who has done  nothing for art or letters or science. As the  head of society he completely satisfies the remark of "Junius" concerning the duke of Grran-  by: no one knows the little manners better nor  practices the larger moralities less; He is a  gambler whose losses have induced him to sacrifice an old friend and a tried soldier, and a  breeder of horses whose stables are simply an  appendix to the betting ring. He is a field marshal without a command, an admiral without a  ship, a legislator without an idea beyond the  single opinion that marriage with a deceased  wife's sister should be made legal. And it is  this man whom Englishmen celebrate because  some day the accident of death may consummate the accident of birth, and he will cease to  be a prince without.character and will become a  king without power."  ff& ait <! some  Ciirls.  An "across the continent" tourist writes thus  fulsomely in regard to the girls of Winnipeg:  "During the short time we were in Winnipeg  we were struck with the beauty of the Canadian  young ladies in this city of the prairie. The  "Rosalie, the Prairie Flower," of our youth must  surely have come from somewhere above the  central part of the North American continent.  Whereas in New York it took us 8 clays to find  5 handsome women, in our 4 hours at Winnipeg  we saw many pretty, well-dressed girls, and 4  perfect beauties. Such bright, flashing eyes,  such winsome vivacity of expression! It would  not be fair to the others to say too much about  the exact place to find one or two of them, but  if I had a younger brother in search of a beautiful young Canadian wife I should gently suggest  to him that the Hudson's Bay Company's store  in Winnipeg contained something else worth  looking at besides furs."  ia^m^������agg!iBggiwjBjauAwaMii-iiiiJ!Siaiiwiiii������- fSSBHIlS  8  THE  MOTEE:    ffELSQff,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY,  DECEMBEE 12,  1891.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions/Cann Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  '���������������������������"���������". ������������������ ./'   and compare Prices.    " ,- ;���������/��������� ���������".''.'/'���������.;'i- .  Main Street BEVELSTOIE.  9 and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON.  &M.4XE    i\fir������������ETS   OF   JIBWS.  "Jake" Cobaugh, who less than a month ago  reckoned his wealth up in the thousands, is now  running an assay office in the smallest town in  the state of Washington���������East Marcus. "Jake's"  wealth, like the angels with whom he associated, had wings.  The Vancouver Dynamite & Powder Company has issued a prospectus. The company intends to manufacture dynamite and other high  explosives. J. Wulffsolin, D. McGillivray, and  E. A. Morris are the promoters.  Charles McMillan and party returned yesterday from repairing the trail between Sproat  and the boundary line. Mr. McMillan reports  it in good condition for the mail contractors,  who are expected to begin carrying the mail between Nelson and Marcus on Saturday, the 19th  instant.  Water consumers should see to it that their  pipes and hydrants are well covered and enclosed. A little care taken now will prevent expensive mishaps during the cold weather ^of  winter.  Owners of lots in some of the boom towns in  the lake country are kicking at the assessor's  valuation of their property. According to the  returns made by the assessor, the owners are required to pay 15 cents a lot taxes.  Several parties left Nelson this week for the  Slocan district, going in by way of the Slocan  river route. They expected to reach Hunter &;  Go's store at the mouth of Carpenter creek in  2 days, the trail up Slocan river being completed  to within a mile or two of the lake.  Born at Nelson, on Tuesday, the 8th instant,  to the wife of Isaac Holden, a daughter; on  Wednesday, the 9th instant, to the wife of P. J.  Farley, a daughter���������weight 8������ pounds.  The finishing touches are being put on the  new lockup at Nelson. The building has 5 cells,  a kitchen, a guard-room, and a room for a constable, and is neat and substantial. Contractor  Mo watt has done a good job.  The provincial secretary has notified the Deluge Hook <fe Ladder Company that lots 1, 2, 3,  and 1 in block 16 have been reserved for its iises.  This action is commendable on the part of the  government, and as soon as possible the members of the company will take steps to erect a  temporary fire hall on ihe ground.  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink,  BUY AND SELL  Town Lots and Mineral  Claims,  ',"/,..'  ON, COMMISSION.   .  Have now for sale 2 of the best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street inside lots ; lots in  Ainsworth; and mineral claims in Toad Mountain district.  Office in Miner Building,  Nelson, R. ���������".���������..  can be obtained for small amounts, loaned on short time  and weir secured. Apply to HOUSTON & INK, real  estate and mine brokers, Miner building, Nelson.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works, British  Columbia, for permission to purchase the following- described tract of land, situate in Wes>t Kootenay district:  Commencing at a stake marked E. V. Bod well, H. Shear-  an, and W. Gesner Allan's southwest corner post, about i  of a mile west of Grohman creek on the north bank of the  Kootenay river about 2 miles west of the town of Nelson,  thence north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south  40 chains more or less to shore-line of Kootenay river,  thence west 40 chains more or less following the sinuosities  of the shore-line of the Kootenay river in a westerly direction to initial stake; containing 160 acres more or less.  E. V. BODWELL,  HENRY SHEARAN,  W. GESNER ALLAN.  Nelson, B. C, November 28th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 80 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following- described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post niarded R. B's S. W. corner post, about 9 miles east  of the town of Nelson, British Columbia, on the north bank  of the Kootenay river, above high water mark, thence  north 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains,  thence south 40  chains more or less to bank of Kootenay river, thence west  following- shore line of river to place of commencement;  containing 160 acres more or less. !"'  Nelson, December 5th, 1891.   RICHARD BLUNDELL.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase a tract of land situated in West  Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing-  at a post marked A. M. Wilson's N. W. corner, placed on  the east shore of Slocan lake about 200 yards north of a  large creek which flows into the lake about 3 miles north  of what is known as Carpenter creek, thence east 40 chains,  thence south to the lake shore, thence following- the meanderings of the lake shore in a westerly and northerly direction to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. A.M.WILSON.  Ainsworth, November 2nd, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake on the east bank of the Slocan river, about 9 miles  from Slocan lake, arid marked A. A's S. E. corner post,  thence running north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains,  thence south 40 chains more or less to the river, thence following the meanderings of the river to point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.        A. ADAMS.  Nelson, December 8th, 1891.  PRIVATE   BILL   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session, for an act to incorporate a company for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and  equipping a railway from some point on the Columbia  river, at or near the southern boundary of the province, to  Kootenay lake at or near the town of Nelson, via Salmon  river and Cottonwood Smith creek, with power to construct and maintain branch lines; and also to construct  and operate telegraph and telephone lines in connection  with the said railway.  WILSON, WOOTTON & BARNARD.  Solicitors for applicants.  Dated 25th day of November, 1891. e  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP~  The partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Ward & Corning-, has this  day been dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts  against the firm will be settled by Thomas M. Ward, to  whom all debts due the firm are payable.  THOMAS M. WARD,  E. CORNING.  Nelson, B. C., December7th, 1891.  NOTICE   TO  CONTRACTORS.  Tenders will be received by the undersigned on December 16th for the construction of a two-story building 50 x 60  on Baker street. Plans, etc., in my office. Lowest or any  tender not necessarily accepted.  ARTHUR E. HODGINS, architect.  tMBMKi������������nMminrfl������n  rtUMWJjMJJLHl^KUtWggM  .waBaiaMM^^  aiBMMBlJiBMflllW^^  SbES

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