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NELSON  BBITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   AUGUST   29,   1891.
u a yeae;
A   IMI'fcWAl".   A��EXT-   III.LI��'   IIP
A11hough 1 ocated wit h i n
a short distance of
the international boundary line and considered
a sort of f ree-a nd-easy, go-as-you-please place,
Nelson has always been remarkably free from
'.'������crime, and bur people felt that, personal property was as secure from the������"rustling" element
as in any town, in Canada. That feeling no
lohger- exists. The change was 'brought about
by a robbery that occurred a few minutes before 10 o'clock on Sunday night. The depots of
the Columbia & Kootenay railway are situated
on  a fiat about half a   mile  from  the town, no
other buildings being close by. Mr. Hutchins,
the agent, and mr. Shaw, the telegraph operator, sleep in the passenger depot. The passenger,,
depot is of the usual kind arid; size, that is, a
one-story b u lid ing w i \ h part it ions d i v id i rig i t
into a baggage-room, a. "waiting-room,' and an
office. The baggage-room is the full width of
the   building and   can  only   be 'entered from  a
'������door, opening ..from the platform.    The 'wait in g-
"  room is 'of  the saiiie size as tlie baggage- room,
and entered  the same way, that is, by" a ��� door v
from the platform.    The Office is between these
two rooms and is divided in two by a -'partition'.
The .Tear  room is used   for sleeping-room, and
has but one door,'which leads into the waiting-
room.    If also  has-a-window-opening onto  the
rear platform.    The officeAcan only  be entered
through ardo6r from the waiting-room, there being no door opening -from it  into either the. bag-'
gage-room . or   the   sleeping-room.""About   10
o'clock oh   Sunday night . mr. Shaw  was  in  the.
office writing-alerter, .mr. Hutchins having just
gone to  bed.    The  latter was about halfo asleep
when he was aroused by-someone calling him by
name.    Turning over in bed, he saw the body of
a masked man partly through the window, and
at  first  thought one of the  boys was playing a
practical joke on him,  and said .as much.    He
was convinced-' that he was mistaken,' however,
when a pistol that appeared as long as his arm
was pointed at him, the action being accompanied   with a peremptory, order'to get up and put
on his pants, and do it  quick too.    He was then
ordered to call Shaw in.    On  mr. Shaw appearing, Hutchins was ordered  to  tie his hands behind his back, the cords being, furnished   by the
man with  the  pistol.    When  this was done to
his satisfaction, they were ordered to proceed to
the office, Shaw taking the1 lead, Hutchins following with a lamp, and the masked man bringing up the rear, with a pistol in one hand and-a
butcher knife in the other'.    After entering the
office, Shaw  was. told, on   pain of instant  death
to stand in a corner and keep quiet, while Hutchins   was ordered  to open   the safe.    The latter-
fumbled   with    the  combination   for   what   appeared to be a long time, in the hope that some-   |
one would  drop in  or pass  by..   The man With   j
the mask became impatient, and gently hinted   j
that if the safe was. not opened wit bin 10 seconds   j
somebody, would get perforated, by a. bullet from
a 45-ca.liher Colt.    The safe was finally opened.
Hutchins  was  then  ordered to take the money
from the cash box and put it in a, bag which was
thrown him, at  the same time  he was asked if*
any money.of his own was among the cash.   On
being told that about $50 of the 'money was his,
he was very generously permitted to retain that
amount.-    The masked man noticed papers and
a pocket-book in one of the compartments of the
safe, and   on   asking   who   the   pocket-book   belonged to, was told that it was the property of
mr. Shaw.    He replied that he did not want any
of Shaw's money, that all he wanted was to get
even with  the railroad company for an  injury
done   him.     After   dumping   the   money   and
papers into the sack, Hutchins was told that if
he left the depot that night or. made an outcry
he    would    certainly   be   killed.     The   robber
then left the office and went along the platform
towards the freight depot, that building being
about 300 feet in an easterly direction from the
passenger depot. Hutchins at once cut the
cords from Shaw's wrists and gave the alarm, a,
train crew being in a caboose about 1000 feet
west of the depot. Tie and,the train crew caine
to town and 'notified..constable Scoley, who made
diligent search through the town and flat, but
without result. Men were afterwards stationed
on the trails leading from town and the river
patroled, but no one was intercepted.
About $1000 in money and $900 in notes and
checks were obtained. Of the money taken,
$280 belonged to the railroad company, $390 to
conductor Elsqn, and the remainder to the Dominion Express Company. The notes also belonged ro mr. Elson. The check was issued by
thedocal treasurer-of- the- railway company and
made payable to the order of W. C. McLean.
Of the-money, 3 or 4 of the bills of small denominations, being very ragged, had the day before
been pasted with: tissue ""paper by mr. Hutchins.
On Monday one of these bills was taken in payment of either freight or a ticket by mr. Shaw,
and later another was taken over the bar at the'.
Tr em out bouse; b u t n either m r. S h aw n or t h e
Tremont house barkeeper recollect who handed
them the money. The pistol aud knife carried
by the robber were stolen from Carney & Barrett's slaughter house, they being missed on
Monday; but their .description- tallies with mr.
Hutchins's description of the weapons which
made him stand and deliver. So far these are
the only clues obtained.
'The'railway company will offer a large reward
for- the apprehension of the robber,-, and'-, the
provincial government niay do likewise.
;.--A.\",l.>'<tlIIRY   .'SHOULD,'''BE ������IXSTETIITEW.. ..
There is a good  deal  of  complaint   made   by
��� miner's and mine owners at  the treatment. they
receive   from    gold,   commissioner    Fitzstubbs."
They    claim    that    he    does   not    know    anything    about    the    mining     law,    and    is    apparently     unwilling     to     make     himself    acquainted   with   its   provisions.     The   minister
of mines should institute an inquiry, and if the
charges made are based on facts, mr. Fitzstubbs
should   be  removed  to another' field  of useful-,
ness.    The   most   important  mining district in
the' province-should at least   have a gold  commissioner within  its  boundaries   whose  knowledge of the Mineral Act is  not gained, in side
walk consultations with ex-officials.
THE UPPER ' COUNTRY. 'BRACINC UP
Change  in  Postal  Facilities.
The postoffice department of the United States
has issued an order relative to the exchange of
mails between Spokane and Nelson.    Hereafter
the semi-weekly exchange of mails will take
place for unregistered matter only. All matter
mailed in the Kootenay Lake country for United
States points will be forwarded to Spokane Falls
for distribution, instead of Marcus as heretofore.'
At Spokane a sack will be made up containing
all mail matter for Nelson, Balfour', and Ainsworth, and which will be sent through to Nelson for distribution. A sack will also be made
up for the Trail and Sproat post offices..
Trail  Creek.
Advices from  Trail  Creek are  that but little
actual development  work is being done.    Four'
men are at work for the Le Roi company���the
only men drawing wages in the camp. Bill
Springer left Nelson this week to look after his
interests there.
Metal tiliioJatio.i.'s.
At New   York   on  the   25th   bar   silver  was
quoted at 98& cents. Copper had advanced and
was firm at $12.25.    Lead was dull at $4.45.
The outlook for the upper country is becoming
.brighter.' illecillewaet is reported quite lively.
Revelstoke is to become a lumbering as well as
a smelting center'. The snowsheds in the Selkirks are sound and as Solid as the day they
were put in. Donald is almost as lively as during the time when it was known as the modern
Gomorrah. Golden consumes 'more- whisky"
than ever. The ore in the Monarch mine at
Field is becoming less refractory.    The Lanark
mine near: illecillewaet is said to be looking fine,
the ore body being over OOfeefin extent and no
walls visible. Archie McKinnon has bonded his
Maple Leaf for $50,000, a. with cash deposit. The
San Juan claim is reported sold at figures close
to $40,000. The Cor bin-' '&��� Kennedy claims on
the east fork of the Illecillewaet. are being examined by the representatives of an
English syndicate, and are quite likely to
change hands at a figure said to, be $200,-
.000. Over on Fish creek better days are
dawning,- even the Dun vegan, on which the late
Joe Wilson staked his all, is likely to turn out ������>
to be a big property. A strike of good galena
ore is: .reported .being made by Pete Walker
and Torn Downs at.-a point on the Lardeaux about
3 .miles from Trout lake. J. C. Stein-of Bevel-
stoke, who was in Nelson this.week, reports his
saw and shingle mills running to their full capacity, and that his'-.firm is not able to supply the
demand from Manitoba and the" Northwest Territories.-.' ";��� .,.  : ' -.''. '.    : .   ;:. ,'   ':;��� ���      ' ���-.-
A  Find  Made  on. Salmon . River.
Instead of going through to the Priest Lake
country in Idaho, jack Buchanan, Mike Landri-
gan, CM. Get h ing, and Bill Springer wandered
over to the east of the  Salmon, and  prospected
a section that lies about 20 miles southeast of.
Toad mountain. They found what, they were
looking for and returned to Nelson the forepart
of the week to see if it was really as good as it
looked. Ellis, the assayer, made. 3 assays": one
yielded $286 in.silver, $3 in gold, and 20 percent
iead; another, $193 in silver* and 34- 'per cent
lead; and another-, $3 in silver'arid $12 in gold to
the ton'. They claim the ledge is in place and of
good width. They returned to the ground on
Monday.
Bias I o  Creek.
The   Kaslo   creek   excitement   continues, .although a   number'  of   the   boys  are -returning.
���George -Keefer and M. C. Monagha.n returned to
Nelson the latter end of the week and report
making 5 locations. They say the mineral belt
extends for several .miles, and that a. number of
locations have been made at the head "'.of the
Slocan, which is some 15 miles west of Kootenay
hike... The mountains -are.', reported high with
grass-covered slopes on one side and'-precipitous
broken ridges on the other,
depth of snow in places.
There is.still a great
Aiding Two   BiMliasirious  ]?_inii_<>   Men.
Outside the opening of tlie Ainsworth house,
nothing of importance-'is' reported from Ainsworth or Hot Springs'district.. . A number of
Nelson's best people went, up to the opening;
merely, to show that Old-time miner', Charley
Olson, and that other-old-time prospector, Tom
Trenery, that they were willing to aid the mining industry of a neighboring camp.
i?E;ikiii<4 tiiood  Progress  al Ihe.'Silver   King.
The-main  tunnel  in the Silver King is in over
600 feet and  the crosscut at the bottom of the
shaft 45 feet. The latter rail through the ore
body and is now in soft shale. -The second crosscut to the right in the main tunnel is in 25 feet
and the crosscut to the left in about 10 feet���the
latter in ore. The working force is between 20
and 25 men.
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rx THE  MMEE:    NELSON,  B.   0M   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST 29,  1891.  NELSON SAWMILL CO.  Yard:   At end of Flume in kelson.  Mills   Two Miles Son Hi of Nelson.  Manufacture  MOLDINGS,  The mill is now in thorough order  And Will Cut 20,000 Feet a Day.  Orders for special-size stuff will receive prompt  attention.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business, Lumber��������� good* bad, and indifferent;-- on  hand or made to order.  G. 0. BTJOHAIM^-  Nelson, January loth.  Davies-Sayward  awmill Oompa  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  3P_RIC_C LIST  (DELIVERED AT NELSON, -AINSWORTH,   OR   BALPOUIl).  DRESS KD.  Nro. 1 flooring, 4 inch; per M.  ������32 00  No. 2         ".      6 inch,     "'  27 00  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       *4  32 00  No. 2        "       G inch,       '" ���������  27 00  Rustic,                              '��������� "     27 00  Select clear, 1)1),              "      .....A  .... 40 00  No. 1 com mon, D,            "  2o 00  DD,          "  27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot  10  _������08 ������.sa.  No. 1 com mon, per M A  $20 00  No. 2         "             "  15 00  Culls,                       "  12 00  Shingles,                " '.'  4 50  MOIilllXf-S.'  Read, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot  2A(������ 10c'  ."Wills at Pilot Ray, WLootenay Lake.  S. 0. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  K. F. PERRY,' Agent at Nelson.  BKEM.VEK ._& WATSO.\, Agents at Ains worth.  Z8J_U   WOMEJf;  IN   PETTICOATS.  The chastity of the Zulu women is proverbial,  and anv infraction of it in their native state is  punished with Draconian severity. The young  girl stands calmly beside one, naked, innocent,  and not ashamed. One of the first steps ^attending her conversion is to induce her to put on a  petticoat,, and with a petticbat she frequently  puts on the worst form of female vice.  For the first time she is taught to realize the  meaning.' of indecency. See yonder 2 white-  garbed girls in the vicinity of a mission station.  At a distance I take them for European children, but as they' approach I discover them to be  native converts, no longer of guileless simplicity, but mincing, ogling, and smirking in true  Haymarket fashion.  Alas, too, for the bewildering difficulties attendant on Christianizing the men! The sour  proverbial saying, "Danger! none at all; there  is not a Christian within 100 miles," is dislieart-  ingly, true. The sober, honest, honorable native  becomes, in deplorably numerous cases, the  drunken, lying, thievish convert.  The local British administration tried gradually to check polygamy by .ignoring in law cases  the right to '.more than one wife; but certain  well-meaning, but ill-judging zealots, urge on  natives the paramount necessity of instantly  abandoning the sin of plurality.  "What?" argues the indignant Colenso-Kaffir,  "cast adrift into suffering 2: or more faithful  women,who have ever been good and harmless!  Is. that the love and mercy of your Christianity?"  '     .;: ,;������������������ . ,������������������������������������������������������/���������':���������'.;���������. .....,., ������������������.������������������-.'���������, ��������� ;.������������������.���������..  A  Legend 'that 'Does  not Die.  "During the frequent visits I have to make to  Mexico," said a mining engineer of Philadelphia,  "I have come in contact with many of the Indians resident there and have heard some very  singular  stories.     One, which  all the  Indians  .unite in telling, is that far in the interior exists  an enormous city, never yet visited by white  men. It is described as peopled by a race similar  to the ancient Aztecs, who are sun worshippers  and offer human sacrifices to their deity. The  race is said to be-in a high state of civilization,  and the Indians say that the city is full of huge  structures which 'are miracles of quaint but  beautiful architecture, and are situated, on  broad, paved streets, far surpassing1 those of the  City of Mexico. One Indian, I recollect, assured  me that he had seen the city and its inhabitants  with his own eyes, but had been afraid of being  captured and had fled. Of course, I did not believe him, but, all the same, it is hot a little  '.���������strange"that the accounts of the Mexican Indians relative to the mysterious and matmifi-  cant interior city agree perfectly."  THE  Kootenay Safe Deposit Co.  .CsTJELSOlNr,   IB- 0_  Transacts a private banking business;  Allows interest at best rates on amounts of $Tupwards ;  licceives articles for safe keeping.  (-I.NI--EAI/ A������Ei\���������������  London & Lancashire Life Insurance Company,  ACiBiLVCIES Sir Doiuild A. Smith, chairman.0  Accident Insurance Company of North America,  $15 a week, $3000 on death, for 25 cents a day;  The celebrated Taylor safes.  <;OI-i&E-.SPOKDI-XTS  Vancouver���������The Bank of British North America;  Spokane Falls���������The Bank of Spokane Falls.  CIIAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  PIONEER  PAINTER  AND   DECORATOR.  Address :   Nelson Hotel.  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 communications to Nelson, B. C  W.  J.  WILSON.  W.PERDUE.  SOI & PERDUE,  PROPRIETORS OF  . AT,  tfELSOtf A3TO AXNTSWOETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake coimtiw.  GORRAL AND STABLING  .;'������������������;, AT NELSON., A,';. "<������������������/'���������.   ,'  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  '.".        teams obtained'for job teaming.  with  merchants for hauling freight to or from  railroad  depot, and, steamboat wharf.  NELSON  OEFICE AND MARKET,  II EAST BAKER STREET  PROPRIETOR OF THE  IPIOIISriffilEIR,  AL ahd STABLE  Wan! Slr������kel.   rear  <*overi-meni.  Riiilding;,  NELSON, B. O.  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   COMPACT  TO  CAEEY  PASSEtfGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to a.nd from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Sieve and '"Cordwood, for Sale.  AINSWOKTII,. 15. C.  FOR   HIRE,  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore,  etc.  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL   TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Ajjenis    for   Da vies-Say ward     Sawi-iill    Company's  &u--_l>er,  Molding*.*,  and   Shingles.  FOOT   OF WARD   STREET,  ISAIAH  STEVENS0������, Proprietor,.  Boats to  hire by the hour or day at reasonable rates.  Boats built and repaired. V  THE   MDfEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY.  AUGUST  29,   1891.  3  Wright Street,  s worth:  Wright Street,  SWORTH  XDE^_.T_iE_ElS   I3ST  iners  ies, Iron and  (roods,  , Hardware, GroGeries, Provision^  Clothing, Men's Eum^  Having bought the stock and book debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & 00., all parties having outstanding acoonnts  are requested to call and settle them as soon as: possible.  FATAL" ACCIDENT   OSfTRErC,^ 'Kr.    BAp>WAV.  c About noon on Monday an accident on the  Columbia & Kootenay railroad resulted in the  death of one man and slight injuries to two  others. A gravel train, made up of 10 loaded  flat cars arid a caboose, with the engine pushing  it, was being ruri from the gravel pit to Nelson.  Two gangs of Chinese, about 50 in all, and  their foremen were on the flat cars; conductor  McMorrine, trainmaster Hamilton, and road-  master- -Wat mo re were in the cupola of the caboose. When about | of a mile west, of Kootenay-siding and 6 miles from Nelson, the caboose  jumped the track and turned over. A flat car-  went off* on the opposite side, and another flat  was derailed and thrown across the track. The  engineer saw the cm boose lea ve. t he track, and  reversed the engine, stopping the train within  a distance of 200 feet. The men in the caboose,  had no difficulty in climbing out, and although  shook up a little had escaped with slight bruises,  mr. Watmore having received a cut over one  eye and mr. Hamilton a sprained wrist. One of  the Chinese foremen named Anderson, however,  had not escaped so luckily. A few minutes before the accident he was noticed coming towards  the caboose, and it is not known where he was  standing when the caboose left the track. He  was found with one leg pinned under the platform of the caboose, and on being released, it  was seen that his right leg had been badly  crushed. Conductor McMorrine procured a mattress from the caboose and placed the .injured  man on it; he then tied a handkerchief above the  knee of the Crushed leg to stop the flow of blood.  Roadraaster Watmore and mr. Hamilton got a  handcar and started to Nelson for medical aid.  This obtained, an engine was run back and the  injured man brought to Nelson. Although a  strong, healthy man and apparently conscious  all the time, he died within 3 hours after the accident. On Tuesday forenoon a jury was summoned by coroner Sproat, and an inquest held.  After viewing the body, an adjournment was  had until evening, to allow the trainmen to be  present.    The following is the testimony given :  E. C. Arthur: I am a qua! ill ed medical  practitioner1 permitted to practice in the province. I recognize the body of Andrew Peter  Anderson. I was summoned yesterday morning  by mr. Shaw, acting for mr. Hamilton, to go to  tlie station to see a man who had been hurt. I  went to the station and was told that the man  was some 5 or 0 miles down the line, where an  accident had occurred. 1 went there on the  train. On arriving I found the man on a mattress, beside an upturned flat car. His right leg  was very severely crushed midway between the  ankle and the knee. He was quite conscious. I  gave him an opiate, and as soon as it had time  to act caused him to be removed to the train,  and he was taken to the station. He continued  to be quite conscious. It was about an; hour  from my arrival at the scene until he got to the  station. At the station I gave him a stimulant  and left him in charge of some of the section  men, when I 'went to my house for dressing, etc.  There was little bleeding. On returning I found  his pulse had failed very markedly in my absence. I immediately gave him stimulants, but  in vain; he kept sinking until he died, which  took place about an hour after I returned���������say  about 2 o'clock P. M. yesterday. On the man's  arrival at the station he seemed strong enough  to stand amputation, and I went for instruments and dressings, but he failed so rapidly  that I thought he could not stand amputation.  The blood on the niat tress and the floor of the  station was blood that had oozed from the  wound. On reaching him at the scene of the  accidentI fouud that a handkerchief had been  tied round above the knee, which probably pre  vented much  bleeding.    On  arrrvmg  from  my  house, at the station, I noticed increased bleeding and I applied a tourniquet above the knee.  This .must of necessity have stopped bleeding,  but there must still have been oozing as it dripped from the mattress! The man died from  shock. The left leg showed some cuts but 'nothing-of a serious nature. I have no reason to believe that there was any external bleeding,  while J was absent, other than I have stated.  The bones of the right leg were crushed���������a coin-  minuted fracture. I cannot say whether the  main, arteries were cut or not. All the bleeding  that I saw may have come from the veins or  from the smaller branches supplying the muscles. A man of the deceased's size would have  about 12 to 14 pounds of blood. It was 30 or 40  minutes from the time that 1 saw him at the  station until I came back and found him failing.  I had given him brandy and ammonia. I gave  him, by the mouth, 4 of a grain of morphine,  .which not acting, I gave him, hypodermically,  another- ������ of a grain, and, towards the last, I  gave him half a dozen hypodermical injections  of brandy but he was then nearly dying. Almost all the blood came from the right leg. I  think that most of the blood on the floor had  accumulated largely in the mattress. J considered that the tourniquet I found on the man at  the place of the accident was well put on. I do  not know how long after the accident it was  when the handkerchief tourniquet'was-'put on.  In answering questions asked by the jury, dr.  Arthur stated that   he did not  know  whether  the main'.artery  was cut 'or not;   and   that he  believed the loss of blood, from the time he first  examined   Anderson   until   his  death,   did   not  amount to more than a teacupful in all.  Alexander McMorrine: I was conductor  of the ballasting train. I. have heard dr.  Arthur's evidence. I tied the handkerchief  tourniquet on the deceased, A. P. ' Anderson:  I saw blood dripping on the mattress���������not much  ���������when I put ou the handkerchief."! did riot  use a stick. I put it on 5 or 10 minutes after the  accident. In about 15 or 20 minutes afterwards,  I saw more blood coming orr the mattress, but  not very much, and I retied it. with John Ploy-  art's help. We tied it tight. 'That remained  on. I did not come to Nelson with the deceased.  The man was not left alone before the doctor  came; several were always with him. He was  quite conscious. He thought he was fatally  hurt���������at least, that he would lose his leg, and  seemed anxious as to how he would earn a living.  The train consisted of the caboose, 10 flat cars,  BALFOUR, B. C.  ..-.:'��������� ; ���������.....���������;. ..   c���������    ���������  Wholesale,  f_ctail, and'. Commission-'Merchant/...  Dry Goods and Groceries.  FIVE PER CENT DISCOUNT  will bo allowed on all retail  CASH purchases, of over $5,  on any line of goods.    Liberal discounts on CASH  wholesale orders.  and the engine. The driver was H. Oreelman.  The caboose was at the end of the cars; the cars  were loaded. A car is about.-.33 feet; some are  shorter. It is customary to place a caboose at  the end of ears when it is used. The caboose  jumped at about ������/of a mile west of Kootenay  siding: There was a curve where the caboose  jumped. Our speed was between 10 and 12  miles an hour. I was in the cupola of the caboose at the time of the accident. It ran off  and turned over-. The engine was On the west  end of the train, and the train was coming east.  The caboose went off on the side away from the  river; one flat car went on the opposite side,  and one lay across the track. The platform of  the caboose was broken. I last saw Anderson a  few minutes before the accident coming towards  the caboose. I do not know where he was at  the time of the accident. It is not my duty to  examine wheels. I saw the caboose running 3  years ago on the main line. In my report to  the superintendent, I did not specify any cause  of the accident. 1 do not know how it occurred.  The flat cars were loaded with gravel. When I  last saw Anderson he was 8 or 9 car's off. After  the accident 1 saw him under the corner of the  caboose. It was about level where the accident  took place. There is a brake in the caboose. I  have been a conductor on the Columbia & Kootenay for about 3 months. During that time ]  have known cars to get off the track twice. The  deceased was foreman of a gang of Chinamen.  Herbert Creelman: I was the driver of  the locomotive of the train when the accident  took place. We were going about 10 or 12 miles  an hour. I saw the caboose when it left the  track. There is a curve there. The ballast cars  are not supplied with brakes that work from the  engine. There .were about 50 Chinamen on the  train. I immediately reversed the engine. I  saw the man on the ground; others 'were attending to him. ,1-look"after the wheels of the  engine only; the car inspector looks after* the  others. I think that 10 or- 12 miles an hour.with  such'a train is not: excessive orr such a curve.  1 do not know how sharp the curve is. I think  it was just as we .came to the. curve that the caboose left the track. 1 was responsible for the  speed of the train at the time of the accident.  Thomas Gould: lam car inspector- for the  Columbia & Kootenay railway, and-travel along  the line examining cars. I. found the caboose  in good order, wheels included, about a'week  ago. I have been about 5 months on the line.  I have inspected elsewhere for 3 years. The  caboose was in fair- running orcirr.  Robert Watmore: I was in the caboose  with mr. Hamilton and the conductor. It left  the the track. There is a curve there of not  more than 5 or 6 degrees. We were going about  10 miles an hour'.    The rails are old rails.    I do  fe..',V.'.rirV.'.i.y .'g-.T-^ n' ��������� wu.jiii.ji ��������� j .l  ,..-...--_.���������.. THE   MINER:    NELSON,,:;B.   G.,   SATUEDAY,   AUGUST  29i   1891.  not know their history; I have been several  times at the scene of the acciderit lately and  found the guaging at the curves all right. I  cannot really��������� 'say��������� what caused the accident.  The rail's are there for anyone to see. Th<? train  came to a standstill wi't'lii'n 200 feet- from where  the caboose jumped the track. : It is customary  on .all roads to run work tr-ains with a caboose  oi-flat car in front.  On hearing mr. Watmore's testirnonv, the  ccu'ciner and jury deemed it unnecessary to call  other.:witnesses, and on consultation the jury  brought in the following  ..;.-���������������������������   'A.".'".'/"       . ':-..-:- ' VE.RMCT:     '.���������,���������.���������'������������������'���������; .    ;.,...,.  The said Andrew .Peter Anderson died at about  2 o'clock.,P.' M:on  the 24th August, 1801, in the  station house of the Columbia. & Kootenay Railway Company at Nelson, from shock and loss of  blood, the effect of injviries, chiefly to his right  i(-:g, received a. few honrs pJ'eviously, when  the  caboose and two flat; cars of a ballasting .train,'   ;  on which the said A. ,P.-Anderson was foreman   j  of  Chinamen,   ran   oil  the   track,  from   causes   i  which the evidence does  not explain, at a curve   j  on  the .Columbia & Kootenay railway, situated   f  about 5of a '-'mile west of Kootenay siding. ���������!:  :���������   .G; O. :Buchanan,   . ���������/     T  W. T. Atherton, !  './������������������; - ���������'' R.'E:LemOjV, ',  } ���������   .'..'���������'    j  Richard Blundeul,     . !���������  Harold Selous, I  - ....    /-.������������������������������������ JxlMES  D.ELANEY. ,  .."   ������      j.  Anderson.was a -Swede, and before, lie died left   j  all his belongings to a fellow-count rynian named   i  Johnson, a section boss on the rail wav, who lives  at .Nelson.    The reinainSc were buried on Wed-   j  nersday.  ���������s>h all brick, < was recei ved yesterday by D.  R.  Harris.    Its value is $950, and it came from the  Whitewater mine on Rover creek, West Kootenay district.    The mine is rich in ore that on  an average assays about $45 per ton.    The company have erected a mill and are now working.  Mr. Harris states that the mines of the Kootenay are very  rich, and  the  ores easily milled.  The mine from.which the brick came is rich in  free gold and easily worked:'  'This is the .second .  shipment that he has received in a week.  Canadian Pacific Railway  OTTB NATIONAL /HIGHWAY. ' J  AND  i^a^_=^^^^^g  Through Passenger  Service from Ocean to  Ocean,  .      ;WO   CHAISTGES.  LOWEST fAEES TO ALL POINTS  To secure quick despatch aud lowest freight rates  Koo_.*.'._������ay ^al_e Sl-ipper.s will be'con-    ."  suiting-,-'their' own   interests  .,'���������...,' by shipping, by tlie  CHOICE TOILET ARTICLES  AND  PATENT MEBIGINm  The Columbia 8c Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  leave  Kobson   for RcvoJsfoko'on Mondays,���������-.Wednesdays,  Thursdays, and Saturdays, on arrival of trains from  Nelson, making close connections at'-Rev--  elstoke'with trains for       A  AT  rs Medical Hall-j ^toma,  VANCOUVER  NEW WESTMMSTEE,  \|TOROiTTO   :  S ) ST. 'DEP^-Grx./'--.'  % A OZE^IO.A.C3-0_  AN I)   ALT,  I������OINTs' l.AS'I  ���������or������������r -Stanley..' a ml   _Sli_ft' Streets.  An -Imposition, 'on fssiver i?_inc-\s.  "Boh" In&'ersoll, the eminent lawyer, lecturer,  and politician, now in Butte, Montana, as one of  the counsel in the great Davis will case, in an  article recently published gives'his, views on the  silver question as follows: :   ���������  We must have free coinage or a .restoration of  silver to its coin value: viz.,  $1.29 pei' ounce.    It  is nonsense to talk about.'."there being* toomuch  sih'er.    There  is. less silver in proportion to the  number of people in the world than ever before  known.    I  hold that the silver- dollar is better  t ban no dollar.    The heartless, extremely selfish  g:<) 1 d b iig d o n't e v e n wan t 1h e peo p 1 e t o h a y e a  silver dollar.    If the gold millionaires (monom-  "  e.talists) ever do succeed in  demonetizing silver  in the'United States, then the'people are bigger-  fools  than  one  would  think.     I say,if they do  succeed in demonetizing silver, thus taking out  oue-.half the metallic currency, then the people  should arise in their might, demonetize gold and  ihake the, gold  bugs sick.    Why can't  wealthy   j  men be just?    All we ask is honest money, and  silver is just as good at $1.29 per ounce as gold is  at $20776 pei- ounce.    It is an outrage and an in-'  '��������� tolerable   imposition   on   the,   miners   of    this  country   that   we  should   let   Kngland   or  any  other foreign government set   the price on our  silver.    American miners produce the silver and  then pass it over to Jolm Bull to make its value.  It won't do.    Such statesmen  ought  to  be impeached for treason.   There- is something wrong  in the management of-our monetary.affairs, and  it should be righted before hundreds of millions  ���������more is lost by this fraudulent conspiracy.  I demand, and I think all honest miner's de-'  A Specially Fine. Assortment of Tlavoring Essences  IlSf   STOGiK.  ������������������<-��������� For  rates, "maps,   time-tables,  etc.,   etc.,; apply   to any  agent of the company. "'.'���������::.'"���������  ���������ROBERT KERR,        .      ,D., E."BROWN,     a  Gen'l Fr't and Passenger Ag't, Ass't Gen'l Fr't & Pas'r Ag'r.  WrNNTPKG,���������.MANirO'HA.- VANCOUVER,   B.   O.  THE: .'COLUMBIA    8t  -  .-NAViGA'TfbW   COIVS  NAY    STEAM  DEALEliS IN  STEAMEE NELSON  -will leave NECHOT? on Tuesdays. Wednesdays, Fridays.  and Saturdays for AINSWORTH.-   v.*--'  On Tuesdays a'"id Fridays a I; (j A. M., and on Wednesdays  and Saturdays at 4:30'A; IVT., on which days she  will go lit rough to BONNER'S FER RY.  oietjE aynxo^-.L s_  3'. ������."'-<:HJJfS'B'SE,' Agent,:  .BJEVELSTOKK, _g. ������\  ^ErTT  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  a Ho! for the Lardeaux.!  .The steam launch MIDGE  will leave Ainsworth every  Wednesday morning for the Lardeaux during the summer.  T.  .7. DAVIES,'-captain.  ; A ins worth." 13. C. July 13th, 1SH1.  WMOLKSAL-.  SEW!  UKAIil_l.S.   ;IJ������     *J2<���������A__S.       KAI'MOtfl*  l?*���������i    MACHINES 'IN   ST������N;k.  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets!  ixj  coiuag-e  maud,.that silver bo restored to its old  value, either by n. resumption erf the free coin.,*���������  law, or else on  the deposit of silver \niliior    &  ceive the usual certificate at the rate of $i%\lev  ounce lor each ounce of pure silvo*   ������, I] iu     P  ���������tificateto-be a legal   te W Thii Is 'fa? fi^.n  ���������mfla ton  as some would have", us  be   eve     Jt   s  simply a restoration  of the white met-li Mi"  fhTc,u^ed etheHll ���������Vlat" " tt" ^ ^     ^he1 a v  that   cau.sed   the ( ebasement of silver is a dis-  aishonesty.    it  is to our intei-est-to he friendlv  with our own products.    Silver is worth as nuch  coday, for monetary purposes, asev.'fwn  the h.story of the world!    It has been adverse  legislation  that has crippled silver ��������� m     n������iVi  natural law of supply and demand nC?fc"th*  Giveussilver-^-give us honest money.   A silver  dollar is just as good as a gold dollar.'  Gold from  Rover Creek.  Victoria Colonist, 23rd: Gold bullion, carrying  some silver,  and moulded into the form   of ������  A INS WORTH,   ii. ���������.  Drugs aiui Medicine^ Wall Paper, Paints and Oils  lobaeeo and Cigars, Fishing Tackle  Stationery, etc. '-...'.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,;  Office:    Stanley Street.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public,  Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops,, E. C.  I    Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwelling's.  ; bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished, on time.  S_E-A_SOJST-^]I_>   X_,XJ__\_C_BII1_R  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, eic.  Unflcrtaking attended to.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine- Sts,  ET ���������   ^ JT  ;.     J .     IVl  (Successors to K. J. Hilts & 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 JoseplnneUnd Bluff sts.  33  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  ARCHITECT,  civil em��������� Am aeohiteot 0O^TRAOTOE. ArTD   BTJILDEE,  TO.LSO N   15 Ul LOIJVG.  . .NEJLSOli,  K. ���������.  A.I1VSWORTH,   82. ���������.  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.  f_3'0_-_B,i'J  T*  i&kgtoK  ~3 *=*--t^TT^^T^^fgZr^W^  &Zn*5?3FF r*f������rfWJ������U-flW*We*'SI  THE   MINEE:,    NELSON,   B.  C,   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  29,   189L  APPL8QATIDNS   FOR  GROWN   GRANTS.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "01adstone" from the province of British Columbia, under  the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining divis-  ibri of West Kootenay district, and contains 19.8 acres,  more or less, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of  said claim. JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. ._00_4.  Nelson, B. C., July ISth, 1891. ,      ���������  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Garfield" from the province of British Columbia, under  the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining division of West Kootenay district, and contains 10.5 acres more  or less, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of said  claim. JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B.C. July 18th, 189L  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Cultus Poflach" from the province of British Columbia,  under the provisions of section 35 of the. "Mineral Act,  1891." Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining  division of West Kootenay district, and contains 11.66  acres, more or less, as per surveyor s plat placed on No. 2  post of said claim.  JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. IN K, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B.C. July 18th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Telephone" from the province of -British Columbia, under  the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral claim -is situate in Hot Springs mining divis-,  ion of West Kootenay district, and contains 16.8 acres,  more Or less, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of  said claim. JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B. C, July 18th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that A AH. Kelly, as owner, has  filed the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of a mineral claim known as (lie Royal  Charter, situate on Toad mountain, west arm of Kootena.y  lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, are required to file their objections with tne within sixty days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B.C., 1st August, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that L.-.'C. Kramer, as agent for  the Empire Consolidated Mining Company (Foreign), has  filed the necessary papers and. made application for a  crown grant in favor of the mineral claim known as the  Dictator, situate about 2 miles southwest from Ainsworth,  Kootenay lake, B. C. Adverse; claimants, if any, will forward their objections with in. 60 days from date of publication.       ������������������   : * N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C, August 22nd. Gold commissioner.  TIMBER   LEASES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  lease for lumbering purposes the following tract of land:  Commencing at a post on  the cast bank of the Duncan  to place of commencement; containing 130 acres more or  less. JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAYWARD.  Pilot Bay, Kootenay Lake, B. C, August Sth, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to appty to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  lease for lumbering purposes the following tract of land:  Commencing at a post on the east side of. Duncan river  near a mountain, and about 2A- miles south of the east fork  near a small creek, called Bear creek, thence south along  the mountain 100 chains more or less, to end of timber,  thence west 20 chains, thence north 10 chains, thence west  20 chains, thence "north 40, chains, thence west 10 chains,  thence north 30 chains more or less to the river, thence  along the river to place of commencement ^containing 260  acres more or less. JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAYWARD.  Pilot Bay, Kootenay Lake, B. C, August. 10th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  lease for lumbering purposes the following tract of land:  Commencing at a squared tree at the foot of a mountain,  on the east side of Duncan river, about 3������ miles south of  the east fork, thence west 10 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thence west 15 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence east  20 chains, thence south 10 chains, thence east 20 chains  more or less to the mountain, thence north along mountain  to place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or  less. JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAYWARD.  Pilot Bay, Kootenay- Lake, B. C, August 10th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  lease for lumbering pnrposes the following tract of land :  Commencing at a point about ,f of a mile up the Duncan  river from the mouth of East Fork on the east side of river,  thence northwest along said river 2 miles more or less to  end of timber, thence north 40 chains more or less to the  mountain, thence east and north along the mountain 2  miles more or less, thence west 40 chains more or less to the  river and place of commencement; containing 600 acres  more or less. JOSHUA DAVIES,  W. P. SAYWARD.  Pilot Bay, Kootenay Lake, B. C, August 12th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works to  Sease for lumbering purposes the following tract of land :  Commencing at the mouth of the east fork of the Duncan  river, thence south along bank of river about 2 miles more  or less to end of timber, thence north and west along the  mountain about 5 miles, thence east to the river 20 chains  more or less, thence south along to place of commencement  as per map: containing 1060 acres more or less.  ��������� JOSHUA DAVIES,  / W. P. SAYWARD:  Pilot Bay, Kootenay Lake, B. C., August 12th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we in tend  to apply to the chief commissioner 'of lands* and works to  lease for lumbering purposes the following tract of land :  '.Commencing at a squared tree at the mouth of the stream  called East Fork of the Duncan river, thence east 20 chains,  -thence south 40 chains, thence east 10 chains, thence south  60 chains, thence east 10 chains, thence south, 40 chains,  thence east 20 chains more or less to the mountain, thence  south along the mountain 40 chains more or less to end of  timber, thence west 20 chains more or less to the river,  thence north along the said river and timber to place of  commencement as per map; containing 560 acres more or  less. JOSHUA DAVIES,  WAP. SAYWARD.  Pilot Bay, Kootenay Lake, B.C, August 12th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease the following described tract of land  for lumbering purposes: Commencing at a post on the  south bank of Goat river, on the Kootenay Valley Lands  Company's survey marked section 25; 'thence south 20  chains; thence west 120 chains, more or less, to meadow  lands; thence north 30 chains; thence west 20 chains; thence  north 30 chains; thence east, 40 chains; thence north 20  chains, more or less, to the section line of 35 and 2 of the  Kootenay Valley Land Company's survey; thence east  along the foot/of highc' banks and boundary of said company's .lands 120 chains, more or less, to a point due north  of initial post; thence south 20 chains to said post at place  of commencement. DAVIES-SAYWARD CO.  Pilot Bay, July 1st, 1891. per J. C. H.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date, we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease the following described tract of land  on Goat river: Commencing at a post near trail, north  side; thence east 80 chains; thence south 10 or 20 chains to  foot of burnt ridge; thence east 3 mile's or 224 chains, more  or less, to foot of mountain; thence north 2 miles or 160  chains to foot of mountain; thence west and south 4 miles  or 320 chains, more or less; thence south 2 miles, more or  less, to place of commencement.  DAVIES-SAYWARD SAWMILL COMPANY.  Pilot Bay, 13. C, July 1, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date-we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease the following described tract of land  on Goat river: Commencing al a post on south side of  Goat river near old trail; thence north and south30 chains,  covering the river; thence east 80 chains; thence north 30  chains; thence west 80 chains: thence south 30 to place of  commencement.       J.  P. DAVIES, SAYWARD & CO.  Pilot Bay, B.C, July 30, 1S91.  LAND ^NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  leave to purchase a tract, of land as follows: Beginning  at a post marked N. W. corner post, on the west.shore of  Kootenay lake about 8 miles south of the Lardeaux river,  ���������and about _��������� a mile north of the mouth of Schroder creek, ������  thence running south 40 chains, thence east to lake shore,  thence following lake shore to initial post; containing 160  acres more or less. JOHN A. WATSON,  Ainsworth, August 21st. JOHN A. WHITT1ER.  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 160 acres of land, situate in West  Kootenay district, and described as follows: Commencing  at a postmarked F. F., S. E., planted on the west shore of  Kootenay lake about 2 miles south of the month of Kaslo  creek, thence west 30 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  east, to the.shore of the lake, thence following the meander  ings of the shore of the lake to the point of commencement;  containing 160 acres more or less. r  Nelson, B. C, July 1st. FRANK FLETCHER.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days afterdate I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to purchase the following described tract of  land situated in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked N. E. corner post, placed on the west shore  of the Lardeaux river near its mouth, thence west 40  chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east to the west  shore of Kootenay lake, thence north following the shores  of Kootenay lake and Lardeaux river to point of commencement; containing 160 acres, more or less.  Ainsworth, August 3rd, 1891. S.H.GREEN.  Notice is hereby given, that sixty days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase 320 acres of land, situate in West  Kootenay district and described as follows : Commencing  at a stake marked H. S. N. W., at southwest corner Lot207,  on the cast shore of Kootenay lake, thence east 20 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south  30 chains, thence west 40 chains more or less to the shore of  the lake, thence following the shore of the lake in a northerly direction to the point of commencement.  Nelson, August 6th, 1891. HAROLD SELOUS.  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 a tract of land described as follows :  Beginning at a post marked southwest corner post, situate at the northwest corner post of Johns and Anderson's  preemption, about 1 mile north of Goat river and about 1  mile east of Kootenay river; thence east 60 chains; thence  north 60 chains; thence west 60 chains; thence 60 chains  south to place of beginning; containing 320 acres, more or  less J W DOW  Ainsworth, July 20th, 1891. J." H. WRIGHT.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date, we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of land and works  for permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district:        , -   '  Commencing at a post on slough bank west of the mouth  of Duck creek, and about eight miles from the south end  of Kootenay lake; thence running north 40 chains; thence  east 80 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence westerly following the shore of the slough to the commencement post;  containing 320 acres, more or less.  ���������AT. G. PROCTER,  F.-H. FLINT,    . ������������������  pryce Mcdonald,  Balfour, B.C., June 27th, 1891.   R. S. GALLOP.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner^of lands and works for permission to buy a tract of land described as follows:   > ���������  Beginning at a post marked north east.'corner, post placed  on the west side of the Kootenay lake at the mouth of the  Lardeaux river; thence west 20 chains; thence south 40  chains; thence east 20 chains,, to the, shore of the lake;  thence following the meanderings of the lake shore to the  place of beginning; containing 80 acres, more or less.  Ainsworth, July 15th, 1891. R. F. GREEN.  DISSOLUTION   OF   PARTNERSHIP.  The firm heretofore existing as Fletcher & Co. is hereby  dissolved. AH debts due the firm must be paid to G. B.  Wright, and all claims against said firm must be sent to  GAB. Wright for payment. JOSIAH   FLETCHER,  Ainsworth, August 20th.    ; ,,."   G. B.   WRIGHT.  DISSOLUTION   OF   PARTNERSHIP.  Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore-  existing between us, the, undersigned, as hotel keepers in  the town of Balfour, British Columbia, has been this day  dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owing to the said  partnership are to be paid to Richard S. Gallop at Balfour,  and all claims against the said partnership are to be pre-,  sonted to the said Richard S. Gallop, by whom the same  will be settled.  Dated at Ainsworth this 30th day of July, A. D. 1891.  Witness: RICHARD S. GALLOP.  John L. Retallack. F. W. FLINT.,  ercliants ofthe  of the Kootenay Lake Country, and others whom  it may Concern and Interest :  My stock of sample goods, consisting of the following  lines, is now open for inspection, and I am:prepared to re-  ceive orders for any amount. Fine clothing of all sorts,  (under- and over-), boots, hats, (over 100 different, including men's, boys', and girls'), towels, ties, braces, blankets,  carpets, mats,' needles, thread, cotton, buttons, etc.  Prices will be quoted to merchants f. o. b. at the nearest  wharf, thus saving them all trouble with custom or freight  agents, and so forth. Special inducements for cash payments on large orders. Call and see the stock before  ordering your fall supplies, and I think you 'will be pleased.  A small stock also on sale to retail customers. ,  CHARLES  WESTLY BUSK, Balfour, B.C.  NKW , PROCESS    FOB,.    REFRACTORY. .ORES'.  John Cuninghame Montgomerie of Dalmore,  Ayrshire, associated with .Henry Parkes of London, has discovered a process for the extraction  of gold and silver from the refractory gold and  "silver-sulphide, ores of the Champion mines in  the Thames district of Nevy Zealand. These ores  are well known to be of a very .refractory nature,  and all the processes now in use have failed to  treat them satisfactorily. The best results that  have been  obtained  in   former trials were by a  process which took 16 hours in treatment, with  an extracting power of from 85 to S7.per cent of  gold, and from 72 to 89 per cent of silver. During the past few months mr. Montgomerie has  personally carried out a large number of experiments at his Tarn O'Shanter hone works ot.  this ore, With the.result that he had reduced the;  time for treatment from 16 to 4 hours, arid with  an extracting power of from 95 to 99 per* cent of  gold, and from 90 to 95 per' cent of silver-. From  trials on 2 special grades of the Champion sulphide ores, the following results have been obtained without the ore being calcined: Ore assaying 1 oz. .1 dwt. 11 grains gold, and 39 oz. 4  dwt. 21 'grains silver-, 98 pei- cent of the gold, and  93^ per cent of silver was extracted; arid from  ore assaying 2 oz. 9 dwt. gold, and 59. oz. 19 dwt.  7 grains silver', as high as 99.62 per cent of the  gold, and 95.39 per cent of the silver, have been  taken out. In working out the best method for  the treatment of these ores a number of valuable data have been arrived at, .whereby the ore  can be brought to yield up its precious metals,  and some of these are especially adapted for-certain refractory ores other than those of the type  of the Champion ores. It is believed that one  or other of the processes which have been discovered will treat a wide range of the various  ores which are now but indifferently treated,  and those of a slightly refractory nature may be  treated easily with the highest results.  M  ESS 6  THE   MlffEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   AUGUST  29,   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 pan inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  " 15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  . for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less,  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not given $ 1 will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from ������1 to $1,0--according to the social standing of,the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates.   Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and, account papers kept  . ..in 'stock.   .- ��������� . ���������  .':������������������ ���������' ;.  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  jEI������itokial  remarks.  "The question of the disallowance of provin-  ** cial railway charters has been  considered at  v,; Ottawa  in   reference   to  the  Nelson   &  Fort  "Sheppard railway, and the deputy minister of  '4 justice writes,  under  date  July  28th,  to mr.  *' Mara, that the act will be left to its .operation.'  "It appears that  mr. Mara. 'urged, the govern-  " ment not to interfere with it, and succeeded in  '���������convincing the minister of justice of the cor-  " rectness of his contention.    The result in this  " case is just as it should  be in all cases where  "charters are obtained for the honest purpose  " of building the road, and not for illegitimate  " speculation.    There has been too much of this  " heretofore in  Kootenay district, and some in-  *���������* tirnations even have been heard that this par-  " ticular- charter is on  the   market for  sale at  " $100,000.    If this be so, there is no probability,  " that the road will be built, or even begun this  " year.    Cene/rally, however, as regards railway  " building in  British Columbia, provincial and  " Dominion 'interests' should   be considered   in  " preference  to  those  of foreign   states.     The  " Board of Trade of Victoria, on the prompting  "of a   public  meeting  at  Nelson,  took  action  " favor-ably to the Nelson & Fort Sheppard rail-  " way, because the question was one which eon-  " cerns the business interests of Victoria.    How  " the completion of a railway from Nelson cou-  " necting   with   the  stirring  city  of   Spokane,  "which  is   larger  than   Victoria, and 'marvel'-.  " lously enterprising, can  concern   the business  " interests of Victoria, except to damage them,  " is more than we can see. ..'Will the merchants  " of Nelson, then, pass the lively city of Spok-  " ane, and  go to Victoria to  make their pur-  " chases?   The same inducements relatively to  " drawing  trade to   Victoria,   and  away  from  "Spokane, are in existence now as will be after  " that road is built, but the trade stops at Spok-  " ane all the same.    What class of goods can  ���������" Victoria  furnish,   then, in   competition   with  "Spokane, and to her'���������exclusion?    Not thoseof  " the west coast of the United States���������fish, fruit,  " grain, and general  merchandise���������for Spokane  "is nearest to the sources of supply, and the  "freight -would be less, and the  service more  " prompt.    Not those of the eastern states, nor,  " indeed, those of eastern Canada, which would  " pass through the states in  bond to Kootenay  " lake, via Spokane and the Fort Sheppard rail-  " way.    Thus the merchants of Victoria,  who  " are not manufacturers of any classes of goods  "that cannot be obtained at Spokane or from  " other   more   direct   American   sources,   and  " who are, therefore, but middlemen, although  "liberal merchants  and   possessing  large  cap-  " ital, will never see a Nelson man at Victoria  " except when the legislature is in session or at  "some other time when   that town  has  some  "legislative axe to grind similar to this railway  "charter.';, The only way to benefit Victoria or  "any other Canadian city, east or west, in their  " traide relations with Kootenay district and  " other parts of southern British Columbia is to  "connect them with the main line of the Cana-  " dian Pacific railway, or by constructing the  .'.." projected southern line on Canadian territory,  " and to lei all connections with our neighbors  "in the south, except such as nature has pro-  " vided in the Columbia and Kootenay rivers;  " wait until our Dominion railway system is  "completed and in operation. Victoria will  " never see ciny of the trade of southern Koote-  " nay unless it reaches her byway of the' Co-  "lumbia river, or* by railroads laid entirely on  " Canadian soil, notwithstanding the wise men  "of the Victoria Board of Trade appear to think  " differently." a ____  Tlie above  is from the Kamloops Sentinel, a  paper- supposed to be the personal organ of mr.  Mara, tlie  representative of Yale-Kootena.y district  in. the Dominion   parliament.     That   the  article reflects  mr. Mara's .-sentiments,   we  are  not prepared to say; but it  certainly does  not  reflect  the  views of nine-tenths of mr.   Mara's  constituents.    The.people of the district   favor  the building of railways, and as long as they are  built  without direct  aid from   the  province or  Dominion, care little in what direction they run.  The statement that the merchants of Spokane,  and  not the merchants of Victoria,  would  receive the greater- .benefit on  the completion of  the  Nelson   &  Fort   Sheppard   railway   is   not  based on  an intelligent grasp of the .-'question.  The duties imposed by the Dominion of Canada  prevent   the  merchants   of   Nelson   and   Ainsworth   from 'purchasing   goods in   other   than  Canadian markets; they are compelled by these  duties to purchase-goods in the same markets as  those in  which the  Kamloops merchants  buy.  Unlike the Kamloops merchants, however���������that  is,   if   the   Sentinel   reflects   the   views   of   the  Kamloops merchants on this railway question ���������  they-are unwilling to be compelled to ship their  goods   over   one    transportation    route ���������they  want competitive routes; and believing that, the  building of the Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway  will give them a competitive route that will be  open   the  year round, they  favor  its   building.  That the arguments of the Sentinel are at fault,  as   regards   the   advantages   of   Spokane   as   a  wholesale, point, can easily be proved by an examination, of the  railway  company's   transfer  books at Robson.    At present Spokane has as  direct   transportation facilities with the Kootenay Lake  country as any Canadian  city, and  also has  the advantage of being over 200 miles  nearer Nelson and Ainsworth than any of the  large-.towns in this province, yet, her wholesale  merchants  do not sell one-tenth of the goods  consumed in  the lake country.    The Sentinel is  willing to accord our merchants the benefits of  the competition  given 6 months in the year by  the running of boats on the Columbia and Kootenay rivers, boats in which mr. 'Mara has a large  interest, and  which, no doubt, as readily carry  goods purchased in Spokane as goods purchased  in  Canadian   cities,  but it is  unwilling  to  see  these goods carried by a. railway which could be  operated 12 months in the year.    Bather inconsistent, to say the least.  The merchants of Nelson and Ainsworth do as  business men do in other towns and cities: they  purchase goods where they can be purchased  cheapest, freight charges always being considered part of the cost price. They purchase certain lines of goods at Victoria���������boots, shoes, tea,  rice, and matches, for instance���������-simply because  they can be bought to the best advantage in  that city. They purchase other lines, like  groceries and provisions, at Winnipeg; and  others again, like dry goods and hardware, at  Montreal and Toronto, for the same reason.  Spokane is not a market at which British Colli inbia merchants can purchase goods to advantage, and would not be even if goods could be  laid. down, from there without the payment of  any freight charges whatever. Spokane is  striving for a transportation- route that will  give hermerchants .competitive rates, as are the  business men of the lake couritrv; arid while the  Canadian Pacific railway is willing to help  Spokane gain her point, the friends of that road,  like the Sentinel, are doing what they can to  give it a monopoly of the carrying trade of the  Kootenay Lake country.    Inconsistent again.  The building of the'..Nelson & Fort Sheppard  ������������������railway.would' benefit Victoria, New Westminster, and Vancouver by giving their merchants  and manufacturers a competitive all-rail route,  via the Northern Pacific and' Spokane & Northern railways, to the Kootenay Lake country.  Its building would also benefit the business  ���������men of the lake ."country by giving them a competitive all-rail '-route, via Spokane '& Northern,  Northern Pacific, and Grand-Trunk railways, to  the.-trade arid manufacturing centers in eastern  Canada..- That is why the board of'trade of  Victoria favor- the building of the road, as it is  the reason why its building-..is- favored by the  people of southern Kootenay.   -,  Under the License Act, every person selling  opium,' except chemists and druggists when  using the same in the preparation of medical  prescript ions,'are required to pay a license fee of  $250 every 6 months. How many such license  fees are paid in Bast and West Kootenay districts? It is pretty generally believed that there  is one or- more opium dens in Nelson^ yet it is  not fireneraIIv known that the owner- or. owners  have contributed the fee required by the License  Act. . -  Landscape Photographers,  WEST BAKES STREET, NELSON.  Views of Nelson and  all  the most interesting- scenery in  British Columbia.  Dealers   in   Steel   Engravings.   Etchings,   Pilots  Gravities, Archotypes, etc,  Pieture Mats and all kinds of Framing done to order.  MERCHAF  NELSON, B. C.  are now settled in  their new store, No. .2 Houston & Ink  building-, and have on display-a full range of  Plain and Fancy "Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIIMIIES  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink,  BUY  AND SEWL  Town Lots and Mineral  Claims,  im c^mmission.  Have now for sale 2 of the best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street mside lots; lots in'  Ainsworth; and mineral claims in Toad Mountain district.  #fiicc ia  Miner I������uil<lfi.ug,  Baker Street. THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  AUGUST  29,   1891.  1  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions^ Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is Ml and comnlete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  ���������-...,   and compare Prices. ��������� ;i.';.,'...:e;.-:     ,. , ��������� ...'. ... -- 0  Main Street, REYELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  ilfK.tfl.KA-L :Ci������_AIM8 Il-SCOR-IKI*' ANIV/.TRAN SFEUKEI*  NELSON, TOAD  MOUNTAIN   DISTRICT.  Thursday, August 20th.��������� The Blue Jay, situate on Morning mountain about 1^ miles north  of Morning claim and cornering on the south  side line of the Wolverine; Charles Dundee and  Alfred R. Seaman locators.  Friday, August 21st.���������The Hanna, situate on  the east slope of Toad mountain about 1| miles  from the Silver King mine and'adjoining east  <md of the Silver Queen claim: William Lewis  locator.  Wednesday, August 26th.���������The William Wallace, situate about 10 miles northeast ot* the town  of Nelson and about 2 .'miles from tlie outlet on  a creek that flows through Yuill's ranch ^William Bookaw and John Andrew locators.  Thursday, August 27th.--The Vnic?m, -situate',  about 5 miles southeast of the town of Nelson at  the head of west branch of Anderson creek;  John T. Beauchesne locator. The Porcupine,  situate near the Vulcan; Jam^s Boyd and John  T. Beauchesne locators.  TRANSFERS.  August   22nd.���������Job n  Saturday, August 22nd.���������John R. Cook to  Edward Mahon an undivided {j of the Ottawa, a,  mineral claim on Toad mountain near- the Kootenay Bonanza; consideration $100.  Monday, August 21 ( h.���������Grown gran t filed for  the Poor-man mineral claim; Charles Hussey  and A. L. Davenport tenants-in-common.  AT  AINSWORTH, HOT  SPRINGS  DISTRICT.  Friday, August 21st.���������-The Argentine, situate  about 6 miles west of Kootenay lake and about  2 miles north of the north branch of Kaslo creek;  M. R. Luther, Ed Bray, and John Wbittier locators. The Tip Top, situate about 6 miles west  of Kootenay lake and about 2-miles north of the  north branch ;.of Kaslo creek; M. R. Luther-,  William Lynch, arid L. Riser locators. The  Heather Bell, situate about 0 miles,, west of  Kootenay lake and about b a, mile west of the  south branch of Schroder creek; John Watson  and L. B. Luther locators. The Rover, situate  about 6 miles west of Kootenay lake arid about  \ a mile west of the south branch of Schroder  creek aud being'parallel'with and adjoining the  south side line'of the Tip Top; Ed Bray, William Lynch, and M. R. Luther locators. The  "White Heather, situate about 6 miles west of  Kootenay lake and about ������a mile west of the  south branch of Schroder creek, running parallel with and adjoining the south side line of the  Rover; J. A. Whit tier, L. Riser-, and William  Lynch locators.  Saturday, August 22nd.���������The Prince of Wales,  situate about % of a mile west of Kootenay lake  and adjoining the north side line of the Spokane; John Martines locator.  Monday, August 24th.���������The Gem, situate  about 7 miles west of Kootenay lake and about  2 miles north of the north branch of Kaslo creek  and adjoining the north side line of the Tip Top;  David P. Kane, James McNaughten, and Charles  Clancy locators. The Liond, situate about 8  miles west of Kootenay lake and about \\ miles  north of the north branch of Kaslo creek, and  being a northerly extension of the Argentine;  David P.Kane locator. The Meteor, situate about  7 miles west of Kootenay lake and abeut 2 miles  north of the north branch of Kaslo creek and  about \ of a mile east of the Beaver; Charles  Clancey locator. The Perth, situate about 7  ���������'miles' west of Kootenay lake and about 2 miles  north of the north 'branch of Kaslo creek and  about 600 feet, north of the Lily Darcy; James  McNaughten locator.  Tuesday, August 25th.��������� The Morning, situate  about 12 miles west of Kootenay lake and about  .2 ��������� miles north of the north branch of Kaslo  creek; J. McPhee and Robert McDonald locators. The Hunter, situate about 12 miles west of  Kootenay lake and about 2 miles'-north, of the  north branch of Kaslo creek; J. McPhee and  Robert-McDonald locator's.  Wednesday, August 26th.��������� The British Lion,  situate about 8 miles west of Kootenay lake and  about  % a   mile  south of  the south   branch of  Schroder'creek; W. /W. Sprague, John Thompson, Henry Cody, and T. C. Wells locators. The  ���������Prince -Edward,  situate about 8 miles  west of  ������������������-'.Kootenay. lake and about\ a mile south of the  south branch of Schroder creek; W. W. Sprague,  John Thompson, Henry Cody, and T. C... Wells  locators.   The Ethan Allan, situate on the west  side of Crawford's bay, about \ a mile  west of  Cockle brother's' residence, and being the northeast   extension  of   the Chalo; Ethan  Allan  locator.     The Diamond  P,   situate on   the  west  side of Crawford's bay, about f: of a mile west of  Cockle brothers' residence, and about \ of a mile  West of Hall bay; M.   D. Prindle locator.    The  .Sivyer, situate on   the west side of Crawford's  bay  and   about  600   feet   southeast   of   Cockle  .brothers'residence; Len D. Sivyer locator.   The  Republic, situate about 10 miles west of Kootenay lake arid about 2 miles  north of the'north  branch  of Kaslo creek and adjoining the east  side line of the Beaver; R. McL. Cameron; John  L. RetaHack, and Thomas Shearn locators.  BILLS   OP SALE.  Saturday,   August 22nd.���������Grant H.  McKean  to David Bremner, ������ interest in  the Snowbank,  situate east of the Skyline, and \ interest in the  Modoc, situate on Cedar creek, Hot Springs  camp; consideration $200.  Tlie Speed oi" a Horse.  While .the. public is still marveling over Salva-  tor's wonderful performance, in running a mile  in 1:35tV, there ar-e. few who have, through comparison and analysis, sought to realize what a  terrific burst,  of speed  this is.    It  is  nearly 40  miles an hour���������-a rate averaged by few of our  fastest railway trains. There a.re 5,280 feet in a  mile, so that for every one of these 95 seconds���������  for every beat of a man's pulse���������this wonderful  horse covered 55 and 3-10 feet of .ground. The  shortest space of time noted by the turfman's  watch is a quarter* of a. second���������an interval so  brief that the eye can hardly observe, the mind  can hardly appreciate it. Yet in every one of  those 382 quarters of a second that magnificant  creature leaped 16 and 3-10 feet. Such are the  amazing results of careful breeding as exhibited  in the American race horse.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  CONVEYANCING.  Town lots, lands, and raining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  Henry Anderson,  ��������� ;. . Notary Public.  JOHN L. Retallack.  Anderson & Retalack,  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  Crown Grants  obtained for mineral Claams.  Agewts  for Absentee Claims   Owners.  Collections  Made.  Correspondence Solicited..  Office in Townsite ofli.ee, Sutton street, Ainsworth, B. C.  Hamber, T^ynne, and Benshaw,  Eeal Estate, Mining Brokers,  AND  Insurance Agents.  Water Street,  VANCOUVER.  West Baker Street,  1TELS0K.  Estate   Brokers,  Corner Raker and  Stanley  Streets,  NJjELSON,   16. C.  i nsr "v is st .ivn ie isr t s  FOR NON-RESIDENTS A SPECIALTY.  fit&ftTS    COLLECTED. DEBTS    COLLECTED  _MBSMa_MH^������iaB^i������^ 8  THE  MINER:    NELSON, 'JB,   0.,   SATURDAY,  AUGUST  29,   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  furnislred'.throughout.';'  T jE������T _E      T _A_ _B L _E  >h supplied  with everything in the market, the .kitchen  being under tlie immediate supervision of Hugh  Madrlen. a caterer of large experience. :;  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine.  yELS<������X.'lB.'C-  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOJVIS  arc comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE  TABLE  is  acknowledged   the   best  in the mountains.  T.  E :b_^:r  in. stocked  with  the best liquors and'cigars  procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  Kast Dalccr 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 hy 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.  MALOXE   -t -TKKC-ILUJS I'KOFKIKTOKS  'TRAIL,   B. C.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  Gootl Table.; iiooil Beds; BIyas-CJose  Liquors.  -CHIiVESK'.'.COJVQiJI-ST'' OF -BRITISH...'  COLUMBIA.  The employer class on the coast of this province love the Chinese, and give them employ-  ment in preference to whites. Thousands of  Chinese land at Victoria and Vancouver annually, and those who are not smuggled into the  United States are slowly and surely crowding  the whites to the wall.    They are establishing  factories and   canneries   and   soon   will   be  in  direct competition   with the  white  employers.  Two Chinese capitalists named Chu Lai an Ung  Sun, who  lately arrived at New Westminster  from Hong Kong on the steamship Empress of  .Japan, have decided to erect a large, salmon cannery on the Fraser river.    The cannery will- be  erected to   begin   packing   next  season.     The  Chinese rice mill syndicate  have  purchased a  site below the Royal City planing mills and the  erection of the mill will soon be proceeded with.  There are "four   Chinamen ; interested,  one   of  them being Lam Tung of New Westminster and  ample capital has been secured.     The intention  is to put up a mill of sufficient capacity to supply the whole ihtei'ior country, instead of being  dependent on  the Victoria rice mill as- at present.    Raw material   will   be   brought   here  in  ships direct from China, and as the demand for  rice is large the promoters hope to realize handsomely  on   their  investment.    It  is  stated  on  good authority by these  new arrivals  that  the  Chinese government will appoint a consul in the  province with headquarters at Victoria.  The .Siberian Railway. 0  The railway from Vladivostok in Siberia,  which George A. Keefer is figuring on for a syndicate of coast contractors, is one of the greatest  railways of the world, which is eventually to be  over 5000 miles long, is now under construction  by the Russian government across eastern and  western Siberia.    For the present it,is to consist  of two isolated sections of railway connecting  the navigable waters of rivers in   the interior.  Beginning at the Pacific end, at Vladivostok on  the Jajmn  sea, the first section is to extend 261  miles to   the navigable waters of the Amour;  there to connect  with 1590 miles of steamboat0  navigation.     Thence   begins   another   railroad  section of 1895 miles more, which again connects  with 1870   miles  of steamboat   navigation   and  ,j  thereby with existing railways extending some   j  1600 miles farther to St. Petersbui'g.    Altogether   j  there are 2156 miles of railroad to be built now, at   I  an estimated of $103,000,000; and the work is ex-   j  pected to be completed in 6 years.    Russia has   j  now   about   20,000  miles  of   railway   for some   j  92,000,000  inhabitants.    If  it is about to  enter;   I  upon increased activity in railroad construction,   |  there may be an  opportunity for  the employ-   |  merit of the rapid and cheap American met hods   I  and tools in this as well as in other portions of   j  the world. . I  f <  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets.  NKLSON,  B. C.  JOHNSON   &   FVI A H O N E Y,  PROPRIETORS.  The.Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.    The table will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  The   Pinest Hotel in Toad   Mountain  District."  |  Just arrived at Robson's bakery a car-load of Ogilvie  flour. To insure ready sale, it will be offered at a;low-  price. For sale at bakery on Bluff street and at Robson's  store on West Baker street.  Corner West Vernon and--.Stanley Streets, N1GLSON, B. C  ONLY TW0-ST0EY HOTEL IN KELSON.  Tlie International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ���������.''���������;      ladies, and the rooms are large and,furnished  newly throughout.  THE   TABLE   IS JSSOT 'SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A, share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-fiOOM- IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQIJOES.  PROPRIETORS  HOTEL  EAST YKKNOiV   STKK1.T,.  .VKAR " IfALL.  THE GRAND  WILL   BE  CONDUCTED  IN  GOOD STYLE  AND AS  IT FRONTS ON THE OUTLET  'IT IS ONE OF THE  BEST SITUATED HOTELS IN NELSON.  THE DINING-ROOM IS NOT  '       SURPASSED  HY THAT OF ANY HOTEL ON THE LAKE  .    AND THE BAR WILL  ALWAYS   BE   STOCKED   WITH   CHOICE  LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  ANSEN  &'��������� BLO'MB'ER'G,  PROPRIJSTORS.  . BA'LFOIl'iE,' n. -V.  FLINT & G-ALLOP, Proprietors;  .The BALFOUR, commands a fine view of the Outlet and  Lake, and will be kept second to no hotel in  Hot Springs district.  Balfour is easily accessible to the mines in Hot Springs  district, and is in the center of a large area of mineral country not yet prospected.    It is also  within easy distance of the Kootenay  Lake and Pilot Bay sawmills.  ALL   TBIK   BOYS   ������������>   TO  No. 15 Baker Street,  when they are looking for fun.   The best of wines,  liquors, and cigars always on band. THE   MINEA:NELSON,   B. ��������� 0.,   SATUKDAY.   AUGUST  29,   1891;  s rapi  MINIM  investment,  terms a  rowing town, being the  STEICT,  presents an unri  lie townsite proprietors  number of business and  center of the well-known HOT SPRINGS  field for business and speculative  are now prepared to sell on reasonable  residence lots.   Por particulars apply to  -A-G-zEOsra?.  STZFTTOIsr  m  eh:  -^iisrs^^FOi^cDiEr:- s_ o.  TWO    !MM������AI    ������,B������Ti������XS.  Douglas Gaskell,,age 30, native of Scot land,  and mining expert by profession, thought him-'  self in very 'hard luck indeed when for the first  time in his life he seated himselv in a fashion-  .���������,'���������.' "' <_���������������������������'���������'  able New York restaurant. He was suffering'  from an attack of the blues, which not even the  hum of cheerful active life around him could  overcome, although he had tied to that throbbing -center of gay post-prandial life to escape  the gloom of his own reflections, and the bitter  reflections which gnawed at his heart.  As he reviewed the sit nation under the soothing influences of his cigar and his coffee here-  assured himself that he had most excellent  grounds for repining, if not, indeed, for despairing altogether.  Glancing -backward a few mon t hs he saw himself returning to his native land after many long  -years of self-den ial and hardsh ip in t he m inmg  districts of India and South Africa, with enfeebled health, a few hundred pounds, a good  reputation for honesty in a business of some  temptations,, and a ripe experience in mining-  matters.  Then, in his retrospect amid the hum of cheerful humanity around him,, he saw the fairest  face in Scotland, smiling on him, he saw an obdurate old Scottish laird who utterly refused to  let his daughter be/engaged to a "penniless mining fellow," and after a long siege by soft, persistent womanhood's 'irresistible charms, he-saw  the grim old borderer, yield so far as to say that  if he, Gaskell, could satisfy him before he started  for Norway,in July, that he had means to maintain his daughter suitably he would then be  willing to consider the propriety of an engagement,On the clear, mutual understanding, however, the Gaskell must sheer off'for good if ho  were unable to satisfy the old man within the 3  months which he allowed him.  This had been a' most, despairing decision to  the mining expert,who termed it the offer of  * "a 90-clay option on the woman I love, with impossible "conditions, and the wreck of lives as a  forfeit." But Madge, the lady of his heart's  affections, had deelared everything was possible  of achievement to true love within 3 months;  and how his stern face softened as he recalled  the bright, hopeful, loyal look which she had  dispatched him to London to take counsel with  her uncle, her dead mother's favorite brother.  He remembered .how the uncle had had obtained him a commission to examine an American gold mine, as a step toward finding,  on his own account, while in the mining districts  of the United States, some good property suitable for the British market.  "If you find such a mine," he had said, "I will  do my best to place it for you, and you can honestly add $100,000 to its price as discoverer, if it  is large enough and provided the. terms on which,  you obtain the control will justify it. That is  the only way that occurs to me in which you  can honestly comply with the old curmudgeon's  absurd conditions within the time."  The face of the silent and absorbed mail, grew  dark as he recalled how, in the execution of his  commission, he had arrived in New York only  to learn that the property-lie came to examine  had been withdrawn from the market.  The fact was that the gentleman who had  offered the property in London, and who-had  accompanied him across-the ocean to introduce  him to the proprietors, had taken his measure  accurately during the voyage, and had reported  to his colleagues and joint owners that he was  -quite'.'satisfied.'that Gaskell could not be tampered with, but would insist upon tmaking a  thorough0 examination, such as must inevitably  disclose the worthlessness of the property. The  owners were simply a. gang of unscrupulous adventurers,'.who had thought to avail themselves  of the existing cra/.e for American mining  properties'.  It was the announcement of the withdrawal  of the property which had plunged Douglas  Gaskell into the depths of despondency in which  this narrative finds him.  As his retrospection ended he sat, lost in  thought and barely conscious of the ebb and flow  of the City's gilded youth, and the men of affairs  ��������� tA/ ������- '   \  who throng Delmonico's in ever increasing  numbers.  He was all unconsciously being very closely  observed bv 3 gentlemen seated at a, distant  table. Mr. Oswald, who had accompanied him  across from England; Hector Marble and Hamilton.. Gilbey, all "speculators" in other people's  money. They 'were, in fact, the owners of the  withdrawn mine.  Mr. Gilbey broke the silence at their table.  "It is just as easy to make a. large haul as a  small'one," he said. "We must manage to fix  something up for this Scotch expert who is sitting over there looking so glum. Lie is disappointed at our withdrawal of that mine, and is,  1 imagine, ready for a fresh suggestion. Now,  I have been casting about for something to suit  him and I think I have discovered it at last."  The.'three'drew their chairs closer together  than strictly honest then fouud it necessary to  do in Delmonico's and the champaign in their  glasses grew flat and their cigars went out while  the one"expounded and the two received and  approved one of the choicest plans which villiany  has ever concocted in connection with international syndicate or corporate business.  The proposition laid by mr. Gilbey before his  colleagues with much graphic force and a wealth  of luminous illustration began with the preamble, they must have money. The Scotchman  sitting near by suggested a means of getting it;  he was only useful in connection with mines; he  could not be fooled as to the quality of a. mine;  therefore he must be fooled in some other way,  as they could not promptly get the control of  any honest mine on terms which would be acceptable to the syndicate and profitable to them.  That was the argument, and it was considered  as being to the point. The proposition was as  follows: Gilbey knew of a mine called "The  Gold Queen" in California, which had at one  time embraced a-great number of claims and  covered quite an extent of territory. This mine  became quite a valuable proporty, and a dispute  having arisen as to the ownership of one-half of  it, the property was Anally divided between tlie  two litigants by decision of the.'court of appeals. Both properties retained the title of  "Gold Queen," and openings had been  made in  both, about 700 yards apart. The workings of  one. -.mine, had proved enormously successful,  and that minecould not be purchased. The  other had resulted in failure, and very little, if  any, labor was now being1 expended ou it.  Mr. Gilbey's suggestion was that the Gold  Queen mine," which had proved .a-failure,-should  be optioned to the English syndicate, and that  while its survey should be correctly given on  the. option, steps should be taken to get mr. Gaskell to examine the good mine under the belief  t h a t h e was iitspectiiig t.he one c>ptioned to his  syndicate." "Although you can't deceive .him.  as to the existence, of paying .ore in a mine,"  continued Gilbey, "you can readily confuse, him  as to the identity of the, property lie is examining, more especially if he is simply a mineralogist and not a; surveyor as well.  "I know t he/inanager of the Gold Queen, now  in operation���������number one let us calf it���������and I  can guarantee that he will see this, business  t h roiigh if we d ivide* wi t h h i n.. Nu m ber one is  known to be well worth a large sum of money  and it won't do for us to offer the of her property  at less than half a million.,. The owner of the  latter is willing to give me a f-months' option on  it at $15,000." *"        ' ^ ������    r  Their plans being matured* the illustrious pair  were presently introduced'to mr. Gaskell as the1  owners of the mine which had been withdrawn.  They had exerted themselves to find him a property of equal promise, and had at last, after  much trouble, succeeded in obtaining for him an  option on the Gold Queen.  Mr. Gaskell had notified Madge's uncle of his  first disappointment by cable, and 2 hours after  meeting Gilbey's partners he walked across  Madison square and sent another cablegram intimating that lie had heard of another property,  and was about to go west to examine it at his  own expense.  Two days '.later mr. Gaskell left for San Francisco, where on his arrival he met the manager.,  of the. Gold Queen, number one, who had received a .telegram from mr. Gilbey to go to San  Francisco to receive an important letter, which  letter he had carefully read and very cordially,  approved.  The days which followed had many anxious  moments for the 3 speculators in New York. k'l  do most devoutedly hope this business Won't  land us in state prison," murmured the less-  courageous Marble.  "What, nonsense! We have not made any  incriminating statements in writing."  "True, but you forget your letter to the manager of t he mine.   Won't that show conspiracy?"  "That  is all   right," was  Gilbey's airy rejoinder;  "tin1 manager is under my thumb."  "I:>y the way," continued the tranquil Gilbey,  "did you notice that Gaskell had the 90-dayV  option which you gave him made out to himself  personally, and not as representing the syndicate?"  "Yes," replied Oswald; "I not/iced it. He  would not take the responsibility of spending  the syndicate's money in making investigations  which the members had not ordered. If he approves the property he will recommend it to his  syndicate."  A. soft, sweet, childlike smile crept over the  faces of the precious 3 as they separated.  B_B_gI������i-lll-l_-i������^^  ftmmmmmmwmmmmim^WMmtmxmmamam 10  THE  MIME:    NELSON,   B.   0..  SATUEDAY. AUGUST 29.  1891.  A fortnight later, mr. Gilbey presented to his  delighted associates the following dispatch from  Gaskell, dated San Francisco:  I approve of the mine; option subject  to some amendment in price; and start east tonight.  A     DOUGLAS GASKELL.  When Mr. Gaskell returned to New York he  .said he had made a. very' careful exam mat ion of  I he  mine,  and Would be willing  to accept  an  option on it if the price were fixed at $250,000  instead of double that sum.    This radical cur-  tail rzient' of  their ."'figures, somewhat dampened  the ardor of the 3 confederates, but finally the  price was fixed at $325,000 cash, with many pro-  tests on the part of messrs. Marble and Gilbey.  Mr. Oswald had throughout ,taken only such , in-  {erest in tlie matter as a friend might manifest.  His name did not appear on any of the papers  given  mr. Gaskell, and on this occasion, as on  the others, he   took little  part in  the arrangements.. ���������'������������������'���������'������������������ -    ������������������  / ' :   ���������.-.,,;  In due time the purchase money was paid  over, and messrs. Marble and Gilbey, each with  $100,000 to his credit, decided that they would  seize the opportunity to satisfy a long felt ambition to explore South America, not in the  least���������'.they were careful to assure the cynical  Oswald���������because they were fearful as to what  view the cold judicial eye of the law might take  of their action.  Mr. Oswald', who, as stated, had purposely  kept in the background and in consequence  contented himself with a smaller share of the  profits, I'emained in New York.  Six months later messrs. Gilbey and Marble  were in the Citv of Mexico, wearied bevond the  power of words wit h the vaunted charms of that  country, and anxious only once '.more to be  within sight of New York. Many a time they  echoed the sentiment of the city wanderer at  which we smile so often, "1 Would rather be a  lamppost on Broadway than a king anywhere  else."!;   .  But respite was at hand.    A letter* to mr. Oswald  niaking apparently casual   inquiry   as   to  whether- he had  heard anything further of the  *'Gold  Queen" sale elicited   the  acteristic reply:  '"With the assistance of an old Mexican miner,  who practically lives down in that .mine, in one  of the shafts, he thoroughly explored the urine,  more especially at that part which is in a  straight line with the rich vein in No. 1.  "He had to all appearances, some queer theory  about that veiny for he and the old Mexican  "worked for more than 12 hours cutting in its  direction. The result of these efforts Was (it  was ascertained after the purchase) that while  the Mexican slept Gaskell struck a continuation  of the vein belonging to No. 1. Having satisfied  himself that he had struck the true vein, and  after taking out several specimens of the ore, he  carefully covered up his 'lind,' awoke the old  man, and returned to the surface.  "You will "understand the discovery Gaskell  had made when I tell you that from the vein in  No. 1 to where it was identified in No. 2 is just  700 yards, of which 550 run through the land of  No. 2, so that 11-14 of the great vein belong to  the mine that Gaskell bought.  George C.'Hunt  J. Dover  Josephine Stree I,  Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturing Jewelers  'Well, gentlemen, Gaskell sold that  mine 'to  following char  If you are cooping: yourselves up in the. City of Mexico  because you are afraid to rat-urn on account of any trouble-  Konie developments in the "Gold Queen" business, you may  as well come back at once. Tlie L'ng-lishmen have' not discovered their blunder, and I do not think they ever will.  I have a good story to tell you, which it is worth your while  to come 3000 miles to hear. Meet me at dinner on the 8th,  usual time and place, and I'll toll you the story. There's  no place like home !  Within 3 hours the 2speculators were on their  way to New York,"  When the second bottle of champagne had  been opened at mr. Oswald's dinner, the host lit.  a. cigar, saying that he supposed they were dying  to hear his story.. The lips of the two twitched  a little and a hardly perceptible pallor indicated  a passing nervousness.,  "When  the Scotsman got to the .mine," Oswald   began,   "the manager took him   to  'Gold  to., the .mine,  u   to  as  we) arranged.  Queen' No, 1, as  you (or as  we) arranged.    He  remained -under ground 48 hours.    The iiiauaj-  was  cautioned not  to lose  si^ht   of him  for  . 15111.-    y'i.    111111    JAM'   a  moment, but he gave in after 3(5 hours and went  home to bed, as the Scot looked like spending a  week   in   the   bowls  of  the���������-earth.-   When,  the  manager returned, 12 hours later, he found Gaskell just coming to the surface,    hi  reply to his'  inquiry, he said he had completed his investigation and  would take some rest.     Whether  this  was -merely a blind to  put the 'manager off his  guard, or whether lie changed his mind, I don't  know, but after he had seen  the other descend  the mine and had had some breakfast, he took  the map which you gave him  out of his valise  and proceeded   very   carefully  to compare  it���������  first,   with   the   boundaries  of  the   No. 1  mine,  which some loafing miner pointed out to him at  his request, and then  with tin? map of the same  mine hanging in the company's office, and which  the manager had stupidly omitted to remove.  "As nearly as can'be'computed, it took that  fellow just about 5 minutes to detect the trick.  Of course this is mere guesswork, for the man  himself was as silent as a clam. Tlie profundity  of his silence when he unraveled our tangled  plots aroused my admiration.  "After he had learned the game he placidly  descended mine No. 2, the one of which he really  held the option. He remained in that mine just  16 hours, and all that time the manager concluded he was in bed and asleep. I'm sure I  don't know why, except on the assumption that  a man-must sleep some time.  bis syndicate���������-it. was his own venture���������for  $750,000, half cash, half stock, and'his syndicate  sold it to the public for $1,500,000.. The new  company has already taken $5(X),000 out of the  '������������������.mine in'4 months' working, with the prospect of ,  taking out 20 times as much in the next 2 years.'  The Scotchman's profit-', of $325,000 iak'en in  stock is now worth $1,000,000 in the market."  Marble and his associates gazed at each other  fixedly for a minute, and although their eyes  spoke volumes, no word was uttered. The situation was altogether too deep for words. With  one impluse they rose in grim silence from the  table. "T find the air in this room.suffocating,"  finally ejaculated Gilbey, "let us go." "       |  o As the now silent? trio passed into the vestibule in making their exit to Fifth avenue, Oswald shattered his preternatural calm by ejaculating, "Great Jupiter!" The exclamation was  not surprising, for there, coming-towards them,  was mr. Gaskell, the, inan they had done their,  best to swindle, and his bride, the beautiful and  queenly Madge. For a moment a wavering in  the ranks of the 3 was perceptible, and just the  suspicion of a desire to stampede, but the expression on the expert's face reassured them.  "My dear," said he, addressing his wife, ''let  me pr.'eseht to you some friends of mine who  once rendered me a very great service���������somewhat inadvertently, it is true"���������(a faint shiver  shook the 3)���������"but nevertheless a genuine service. They helped me to win what I .wanted  most on earth," and his eyes rested fondly on  his wife.  Mrs. Gaskell commented to her husband afterward on the strange, shy modesty which almost  prevented the 3 gentlemen from meeting her  gaze, and his smiling reply way, "They couldn't  stand the battery, dear."  After the 3 friends had escaped into the street  from the (to them) terrible situation, Oswald,  probably for the first time in his life, wore a  crestfallen' air. "JBovs," he said, "he carries too  many guns for us all around. Just think of it,  he has never* even mentioned to her the���������to put  it mildly���������somewhat peculiar part we took in  that mining deal."  "How do you know that."  "Because you can always tell by the expression.in a woman's eyes when you are presented  to her how her husband has been in the habit of  speaking about you to her. I would rather have  faced a*"hair-trigger revolver than those grey  eyes if she had known our game."  'Mr. Gaskell has taken other 90-day options  since his marriage, and some of them have  proved very valuable, but he never expects to  find one to equal that marvelous pair by which  he won both fortune and bride in 1888.  DEALERS IN  DIAMONDS  SILVEEWAEE  JEWELEY  .ES  &  AND  ALL  FINE  WATCHES  Tarel'i-lly  and   All  l.ep.'iired    and   Sat is faction   <Ki_ar������ntee4iy  Orders hy Mail -Promptly'Attended'to.  No. 1 Houston & Ink Building, Josephine Street.  Branch Store at Donald, B. 0.  Postofliee Store,   Nelson, 15. ���������.  AND GENTS' PUEtflSEOTG GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL LINES OF     ,"  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  AT  Jas. McDonald & Go.  Nelson and  i.evelstoke,  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.  ajJjiU. Jj. JlW ijj-jijlfc), i,l/9 u,  IVilNlNG   ENGINEER   AND   CHEMIST,  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis," the "Iron Ores of  the World." etc.; expert in the "Bluebird  Mining Suit" (Butte City);  . . '.NELSON, IB.' ���������.'._���������'���������  Will examine and report on, or superintend the development of, mining properties in West Kootenay; advises on the treatment of ores, and furnishes specifications of mining, milling, and smelting plants.  .Y   CHARGES:    Gold,   silver,   or   lead,   $1.50   each.  Gold and silver, or lead and silver. $2.   Copper. $2.50.  Silver and copper, $3.   Gold; silver, and lead, $3.   Gold,  silver, and copper, $4 ; and so on.  -B        -teas  (Late Assayer for the Anaconda Company,  Butte, Montana.)  ASSAYEE and CHEMIST,  No. 4 Houston ������&  NELSON   STOKE :  Ink ISnilding, Josephine Street.  jB������������   C/o  Assay Charges.���������Gold, silver, or lead, $1.50 each. Gold  and silver or lead and silver, $2. Copper, $2.50. Silver ana  copper, $3. Gold, silver, and lead, $3. 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G-EISTT   FOB   GIAK"T   POIFDEE  0    ������ A (The best powder made for use in mines.)  Corner Wright and Sutton Streets,  <Bi_ Smildiiig latel.y'��������� oecis'-jjle*! hy Fletcher. ������ft ���������<>���������)  co-VCPAJsrir.  'S.HAI.l./^\X������������KT������.-'-;O.F'':,VKWS.-AA  Uniil the steamer Columbia..is repaired���������she  being -disabled by her hog-chains breaking���������the  steamer Lytton will leave Revelstoke on Mondays a.nd Fridays, and leave Robson for- Little  Dalles On Tuesdaysi arid Sat urda vs.  This week A. MeChjary sold his ranch on the  Columbia, river, opposite Sproat, to E. Ma hop  of Vancouver, the purchase price being in the  neighborbood of $3000. Of the 320 acres,- 8 acres  are plowed and fenced and about 150 acres more  are suitable for cultivation, the remainder being  hilly grazing land. A house, barn; and .root-  house are the improvements. H. Selous negotiated the sale. Mr. Mahon isnnwa land owner,  a town lot owner, and a mine owner in West  Kootenay district.  ,/A brown bear was killed ,. o.n ..-Friday, night  within 2 blocks of the new Phair hotel, ft measured 7 feet and weighed over 350 pounds. Two  were killed at /Balfour during 'tire 'week, and  quite a number .seen in various; portions of the  district, no less than 4 being met at one pla.ee on  the trail between the Skyline mine and Ains-  ��������� worth.  The foundation is laid for J. Fred Hume &  Go's new store on Vernon street. Tlie building  adjoins the firm's present quarters and '.will be  24x60 feet, 2 stories.  The day after his arrival at Nelson, surveyor-  general Gore settled the Nelson street embroglio.  General Bigelow's forces now chew the. cud. of  contentment, while Napoleon's henchmen are  circulating a petition to have their able commander promoted to a higher position in the  tax-eating brigade.  Among the men who arrived at Nelson during  the week, and who are more or less distinguished,  were: J. M. Kellie, member of the legislative  assembly; R. Marpole, sup^rintendent of the  Pacific division of the C. P. R.; L. R. Johnson.  Master mechanic of the same division of the  same road; Frank Devlin, chief detective ditto  ditto; A.. WV Vowel!, Indian commissioner for  the province; M. Phillips, Indian agent at Fort  Steele and fish commissioner for West Kootenay  district; J. E. .Boss, mine and sampling works,  owner; G. B. Wright, railway promoter; G. G.  Bushby, timber limit, cruiser; G. O. Buchanan,  sawmill owner and politician; J. C. -Rykert,' collector of customs and ranchman; John Hamilton, acting trainmaster of the Columbia & Kootenay railway; and Robert Watmore, road master  of the same road.  A luminous meteor shot through the sky  shortly after sundown Friday evening. About  10 seconds elapsed from, the time itappeared  above the mountain tops northwest of Nelson  till it disappeared behind the mountains on the  southeast. It is described as looking like a.  rocket, the ball appearing to be about 6 inches  in diameter and the tail 20 feet in length.  The hot springs on Upper Arrow lake are to  be improved, so that, they can be visited with  comfort by tourists. Robert Sanderson, wTho  owns the land on which they are located, has  entered into an .agreement'with .Hugh Madden  of Nelson, by which the latter obtains a 5-years'  lease of ground on  which to erect a hotel, the  building to be completed by June 1st, 1892. Mr.  Sanderson Will erect bath-houses and put in  pipes to convey the water from the springs to  the hotel. The water is said to be beneficial to  those suffering from rheumatism and kindred  complaints.  On her last trip up the Lytton had aboard an  excursion party made up of members of the  Spokane board of trade, representative newspaper men.from Washington, Idaho, and Montana, and quite a number of tourists���������all headed  for the Glacier, where they will, at least, get a  square meal.  Pat Noonan returned today from the Salmon  river section of the district, and reports his  search for a hidden bonanza fruitless.  lands and works for permission to purchase the  following tract of land: Commencing at a post,  on the lake shore on the north side, of Schroder  creek, Kootenay lake, thence northwesterly  along lake shore 20 chains, thence south 20  chains, thence, west 20 chains, thence south 40  chains, thence east to lake shore, thence following lake, shore to point of commencement.  J. C. Hooker,  Gj-Oorg-e G. Bushby.  Ainsworth, B. C, August 18th, 1891.  TBMBER   LEASES.  LAND   NOTICES.  Not ice is hereby given that 60 days after date  I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of  lands and works for* permission to purchase tlie  following tract of land: Commencing at a post  marked 3. L. R. about 2 miles south of Kaslo  creek, Kootenay lake, and about 200 feet south  of the mouth of a small creek there situate,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 4() chains, thence south following the  shores of the lake to the initial post; containing  320 acres more or less.     John L. Retallack.  Ainsworth, B. C, August 16th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date  we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of  APPLICATIONS   FOR  CROWN   GRANTS.  Notice is hereby given that Edwin Jay Kelly,  as agent'for tbe Le Roi Mining & Smelting Company (foreign), has filed the necessary., papers  and made application for a crown grant to the  Le Roi mineral claim, situate on the left slope 'of  north fork of Trail creek, about 5 uniles west  ''from Columbia river.  Adverse claimants, if any,  will forward their"  objections  to  tne   within  sixty (60)' days  from  date of publication.  N. Fitzstubbs, gold com missioner.  Nelson, B. C., August 29th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that J. C. Rykert, for  himself and others, has filed the necessary papers  and made application for a crown grant in favor  of a mineral claim situate in. Hot Springs camp  on Kootenay lake, and known as the Danira.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their  objections within sixty (60) days from date of  ���������publication.  N. Fitzstubbs, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, 27th August, 1891.  Not ice is hereby given that J. C., Rykert has  filed the necessay papers and made application  for a.-crown'-grant in favor of a mineral claim  known as the Highland, situate at Hot Springs,  north of Cedar creek, Kootenay lake.   .  Adverse claimants, if any," will forward their  objections within sixty (60) days from date of  publication.  N. Fitzstubbs, srold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, 27th August, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date \vc intend  "to make application to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to lease the following described tracts  of land for lumbering purposes:    Commencing at a point,  across the Lardeaux river, opposite a post on the west side  where the trail and river meet, about. 18 miles from the  mouth at '-'Kootenay lake/thence south along the river from  said point 2 miles more or less to the end of the timber,  thence east 20 chains more or Jess to the mountain, thence  north and west in a lawful manner along the side about 4  miles,   thence   west 40  chains more  or less to the   river,  thence along the river 2 miles more or less^to-place of commencement/    Also   commencing   at a post   on  (he  trail  about $ of a mile down the river from the first large creek,  called "Cascade creek," thence west 20.chains more or less  to the mountain, thence along the mountain north  and  west, in a lawful manner, about 2_- miles, thence east 10  chains more or less to the river, thence south along the  river to place of commencement.    Also commencing at a  point 1 mile down the river from Cascade creek, thence  west 20 chains more or less lo the-mountain, thence south  40 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south. 20 chains,  thence east. 20 chains  more'or less to tlie river,   thence  northeast along the river to place of commencement.  JOSHUA DAVIES.  Pilot Bay, August 21st, 1891..  W. P. SAYWARD.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date we intend  to make application to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to lease the following tract of land  for lumbering purposes: Commencing at a post near a  small creek and the Lardeau trail, about A- or If of a mile  from the river,'through the trail, thence west 40 chains,  more or less to the mountain; thence north 40 chains,  thence west 20 chains, thence north 40 chains more or less  ���������to the river, thence along the river southeast to a'point  due cast from the starting point, thence west; 40 chains  more or less to place of commencement.  JOSHUA DAVIES.  Pilot Bay, August 20th; 1891. YV. P. SAY\YAlii),  Notice is herein given that .(50 days after date T intend to  apply to tho chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease the following tract of land for lumber  ing purposes: Commencing at a point on the Lardeaux  trail, near mountain, GO (mains north of the north line of  the Columbia & Kootenay railway block No. 9, thence east  120 chains more or less to (LO. Buchanan's limit, thence  north 80 chains, .thence west 20 chains, thence north 80  chains,- thence west. 20 chains, thence: north 80 chains,  thence west20 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west  20 chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west 20 chains,  (hence north80 chains, lhence west 20 chains, thence north  80 chains, thence west 120 chains, thence south 80 chains,  thence east 20 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 20  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence oast 20 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence oast 20 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence cast, 20 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence  east 20 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 120  chains to place of commencement containing 0000 acres  more or less. \V. J. MAC'AULAY.  Nelson, B. C, July 40th, 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 the following tract of land for  lumbering purposes: Commencing at a post on Lardeaux.  trail near Summit creek, thence south 100 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence north 40 chains, thence west 80 chains,  thence north 3 miles to Lardeaux river, thence 3 miles  along bank of the river, thence south 2_ miles to place of  commencement; containing 7000 acres more or less.  Nelson, B. C., Jul y 23rd, 1891. W. J. M AG A U LA V.  **&  ���������H_-WKMM������WIIH^  fr\^"SnZ*?..'i'-W������*'rG,3&T*>^ TO  THE  MINEB:    -TELSOU,   B.   0.,   SATtJKDAY,  AUatTST  29,  1891.  Wholes  Gents'  quor Dealer,  porting &oods.  AGENT  FOR  GURNEY &  OO.'S  STOVES AND   HIRAM  WALKER &  SONS' WHISKIES.  Corner Vernon an  Main Street, Eevelstoke, B. 0.  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