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Array i  J  !W>  /i  t f  .'  '-..  v^-  ������lily Paper  Printed in tlie  Kootenay Lake Min  ing Bis trie ts������  For Kates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fourth Page.  NUMBER 78.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   DECEMBER   19,   1891.  $4 A YEAR.  i  iJ  SLOCAN   BLSTKICT    IS   NOW    ACCESSIBLE.  Slocan district, of which so much has been  printed, is now (that is until navigation is resumed in the spring) as accessible as any other  section of the lake country. The trail from Nelson to the lower end of Slocan lake was completed this week, and is reported to be a good  one. The distance is about 40 miles���������13 miles  from  Nelson   to   the  railroad leavings, and 27  miles from the leavings to the lake. From the  boat landing at the end of the trail to Slocan  City at the-mouth.of Carpenter creek is about  20 miles. Slocan City is reported to be 4 miles  from the junction of Carpenter and Seaton  creeks, and the junction from 3 to 6 miles from  the new discoveries. The total distance, therefore, from Nelson to the mines is less than 70  miles, over a route that can be traveled almost  as easily in the winter as in the summer,  because of the light fall of snow in the valleys  of the Kootenay and the Slocan. Comfortable  stopping places are already being erected at the  leavings (where Angus Mclntyre has his pack  train), at the forks of the Slocan, at the lower  end of the lake, and at Slocan City. One of the  parties that left Nelson last week went up to the  mines, and is expected back the fore part of  next week. Hunter & McKinnon, who have  started a store at Slocan City, purchased 6000  pounds of supplies at Hume & Go's on Monday,  shipping thein to the leavings by train, thence  to the lake by pack train. Mr. Hunter states  that his firm will get out material for the hull of  ..a steamboat, so that the work of building it can ;  be commenced as soon as the working model is  received from Stephenson, the^Portland (Oregon)  boat builder. There is an abundance of good  tim ber on the lake shore, and .expert sawyers  have been engaged to whipsaw the lumber. A  number of the boys now in on the lake are trapping and hunting, and a number of others sizing  up the topography of the country, so as to be  able to carry on prospecting operations to advantage in the_spri������g1_________: :  The Mails.  For some reason, known alone to postoffice inspector Fletcher, no mail was received at Nelson  this week.    Some time ago the contract for carrying the mails between Nelson and Marcus was  awarded to Wilson & Perdue, the service to  begin on the 19th instant (today). No doubt,  mr. Fletcher hoped the Lytton would run well  into the winter, so that the service would cost  only a nominal sum, and acting on that supposition made" no arrangements for the prompt for-  cwarding of the mails should the Lytton tie up  sooner than he supposed. However, assistant  inspector Dorman is on his way in (being reported at Trail Creek Thursday night), and on  his arrival matters will be straightened out.  He will, probably, also have power to contract  for service between Nelson and Ainsworth, as  it is reported no bids were sent in for the service at the time tenders were called for. The  mails will be dispatched from Colville, instead  of Marcus, as there is a good road from that  place to-Little Dalles, while there is only a trail  from Marcus. "Billy" Perdue, one of the contracting firm, will be the mail carrier on the  Colville-Trail Creek end of the route, and  "Blake" Wilson, the other member of the firm,  will hold down the Trail Creek-Nelson end.  The Tragedy of a Chicken.  In a neighboring town there lives as near  neighbors a retired mining operator and a flourishing merchant. The one raises choice flowers,  the other fancy chickens. Somehow the fancy  chickens preferred to scratch and flop and roll in  the dust of the flower-beds of the retired mining  operator rather than on the bare limestone reefs  in their owner's back yard. This partiality was  not appreciated by the retire'd mining operator,  and a good chance " offering he knocked one  of the fanciest of the fancy chickens over with  1 w  a specimen of ope from the mines in which he was  formerly interested.    He  regretted the- act as  soon as it was done, for he knew the killing was  after   the   style   of   the   pot-hunter    and   not-  after  that of   the  true   sportsman, that he is;  but after a consultation with a member of-his  household, he concluded that all evidence of his  unneighborliness could best be covered up with  the aid of a pot, and the next day his family had  a chicken dinner.    A short time afterwards the  flourishing merchant missed his fancy Chicken,  an d seeing feathers in the retired inining operator's yard, boned him a bout the missing fowl.  Knowing full   well   that the  tell-tale   feathers  could not be removed, the retired mining operator, like an honest injun, owned up and offered  to pay a reasonable sum in the way of damages.  The flourishing merchant, of course, refused the  proffered money,   but  in   refusing proffered  a  little advice, which was not nearly as palatable to  the retired mining operator as were the chicken  giblets   the   day   before.     In  time   everybody  in the town heard the story.    Last week the retired   mining   operator  ordered  his  Christmas  turkey from Nelson, and it was duly sent him.  He placed it  in an ore-house for safe keeping  until the festal day, and was wont to  feed it  daily.    This was noticed by some of the-boys of  the town who had .-heard, of the tragedy of the  chicken and  who would rather play  practical  jokes than eat; so one night they quietly broke  into the ore-house and carried the turkey off to  the chicken-house of the flourishing merchant,  where it was discovered next morning by that  worthy individual.    Supposing it a gift from a  friend, he, on consultation wnth a member  of  his household, concluded to have a turkey dinner  that very day.    And he did.    Now the  retired  mining operator is known  as  "Chicken Billy"  and the flourishing merchant as "Turkey Bob,"  but neither smiles as he passes the other by.  Machinery to toe Placed  on the  Bandy.  Enough is now known of the size and character of the ledge on the Dandy to warrant its  owners placing machinery on the property.  With that end in view, the working force has  been reduced, superintendent Ray leaving Nelson for Wardner, Idaho, yesterday. It is understood that an electric plant will be put in early  in the spring, as electric machinery is now in  successful operation in the Poorman and Black  Bear, 2 well-known Cceur d'Alene mines. Manager Esler is to be congratulated on adding  another mine to the list of those successfully  operated by his backers. Since beginning  operations at the Dandy in May last, superintendent Ray has run nearly 500 feet of tunnels-.  and drifts���������pretty good work for the number of  men employed. William Springer, the well-  known miner, is now in charge of operations at  the mine.   j&entoving Obstructions  to Navigation.  For more than a month a gang of men, under  the formanship of Alex Lindquist, has been at  work removing obstructions in the Columbia  river below Revelstoke and in placing buoys in  Lower Arrow lake. This week the gang came  down on the Dispatch to Robson, and as soon  as instructions are received work will be. resumed on the rapids below the mouth of the  Kootenay. The gang is made up of 22 good  men, and. if as successful in removing obstruc-  t ions as last year at the same place, what is locally  known as the "Kootenay rapids" will no longer  endanger steamboats in navigating the Columbia.  Extending the Tunnel   on   the   Evening.  The tunnel on the Evening is in 160 feet, with  2 men at work on a contract.    The contractors  expect to receive word from the owners of the  property (Spokane parties) to crosscut the ledge,  the tunnel being run on the hanging wall. The  snow is reported less than 3 feet deep at the  mine, which is distant about 3 miles westerly  from the Silver King.  WHERE    INTEBtEST    IS   MANIFESTS!*.  John R. Cook, who has done as much successful rustling as any mine owner in the Nelson district, returned last night from a trip to the coast.  He reports little interest manifested by Victoria  and Vancouver people in*this section, many of  them not even knowing its whereabouts; they  appear to be indifferent as to the progress the  mining industry is making in the province, and  seem wrapped up in the business of real estate  speculation.     More   interest   is  manifested   at  Seattle,  whose people are wide awake for any  proposition in which there is likely to be money.  At Spokane the excitement over the Slocan discoveries is not abating, and if there was means  of  travel, other than   footing  it,   hundreds  of  men    would    visit    this    section    this   winter.  Mr. Cook claims that the action of the steamboat company, in tying.up the Lytton without  notice, is condemned on all sides.    He says she  would not have been allowed to tie up for the  winter at Little Dalles had she not.came down  to the landing flying a white flag, a signal that  she  was  in   a   disabled   condition.     Mr.   Cook  also states that he was informed the evening before he left Victoria that mr. Ramsay and mr.  'Croasdaile had succeeded in organizing a company in the  old  country,   with $2,000,000 cash  capital, 'to, take over the Silver King mine and  erect works;    His informant is  well knovyn  at  Nelson, and a gentleman not likely to make the  statement unless he had inside information. Mr.  Cook leaves for Slocan lake tomorrow to confer  with the" parties up there "who are getting out  material for a steamboat, with a view to coining  to  an   understanding so that the  boat can  be  completed and running by the middle of April,  his idea being to put on a 75-ton boat.  While The Miner man was pumping mr. Cook  for the above information, the latter made a remark���������and it would be well if it was heeded by  the men from this section who are now at  Spokane trying to sell claims located in Slocan  district���������that mining men who mean business are becoming 'suspicions' of the reports  made by some of these "boomers," because of  the fact that they are unable to tell the same  story twice in succession. Boys, we can overlook  your other faults and weaknesses, but no one of  you found guilty of having a. poor memory need  ever come back to the lake country.  The Slocau  Trail.  The people of Nelson deserve a little credit for  their enterprise in undertaking the work of  building a trail up Slocan river, at the time  they did. Eighteen men were employed, who  averaged 25 days each. They were paid $2 a  day and 'board. The length of the completed  trail is variously estimated at from 22 to 25 miles,  aud the distance yet to build (from the big creek  to the lake) at 4 miles; but as there is good  boating water in the river from"the big creek to  the lake, there is "no immediate need for completing the trail to the lake. Of the cost, so far  only $20 has been contributed by non-resident  property holders, the $20 being contributed by  Frank S. Barnard of Victoria.  Steam boating.  Although the outlet is not likely to close for  another month, the weather being comparatively mild, steamboat owners are making preparations to suspend operations for the winter.  The Galena will not naake regular trips after  this week, and after Christmas will probably be  tied up. The owners of the Idaho have not yet  determined what they will do with her. She  left Nelson yesterday for Bonner's Ferry. The  Surprise will, no doubt, be kept on the lake all  winter. The Midge, so says commodore Davies,  will take the place of the old reliable Galena and  be run between Nelson and Ainsworth as long  as there is navigable water in the outlet and  water in her* boiler*. THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   DECEMBER  19,   1891.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &   T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located, !  with a frontage . towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  _? __C __?      T __. _3 I_ __  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE BAR IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  NELSON, B. C.  AXEL  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTEIMAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROG  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is acknowledged   the best  newly furnished.  in the mountains.  ��������� ��������� '   ���������    -O  _r;  3   _3_\._=i  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  . East Baker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed' by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country*  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   ������&   Tlt_.GILI.lJS..  ��������� PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,  B. C.  TOPPING & HANNA........... Proprietors  'Good Tahle; CJoorf ESctls ; BSyas-Clo.se Liquors.  CHESS    COLUMN. ���������PROBLEM   Vllw  BLACK, THREE PIECES.  WHITE, FIVE PIECES.  White to play and mate in three moves.  HOW   ENGLISH    PEEKS   ABE   PURCHASED.  "I have always thought," says Henry Labou-  chere in the Forum, "that it is somewhat unfair  that moneys expended in buying peers should  be credited to the civil list of the sovereign.    If  the business of the house of lords can be carried  on  only by such  means, it should  be  openly  avowed, and parliament should be asked to vote  the necessary 'Reptile Fund.'   Whenever it is  suggested that members of the house of commons should be paid, the proposal is denounced  by the party to which the vast majority of these  greedy reptiles belong as something degrading  to the dignity of parliament;- and yet these very  peers snarl and quarrel over the distinction  of  highly   paid   court   posts    among   themselves,  whenever their party comes into power, like a  pack of hungry curs over somerbones that are  thrown   into   their   kennel.     What   could   be  thought,   in the United States,  of  the senate,  were each incoming president able to distribute  salaries to some 30 senators for performing ceremonial duties about his person or about that of  his wife?   Would the  senate be  deemed  independent of the executive were it possible to give  a senator from the north many thousand dollars  per annum  for walking  backward  before the  president with  a  white stick, or senator from  the south a huge income for looking after the  presidential dogs, or the wife of a senator from  the west a big salary  for presiding over the  gowns and"������the petticoats of mrs. President?"  Increasing Use of" Copper.  At present the American Bell Telephone Company of Boston has under way 50 lines of longdistance telephone construction from Chicago  to New York. Each of these 50 lines takes 2  lines of wire, making 100 lines of single wire,  and as the distance from New York to Chicago  is about 980 miles, the length of wire used in  connecting these 2 points would be 98,000 miles  of wire. The size of the copper Wire used in  the construction of the long-distance telephone  weighs 174 pounds to the mile, making the total  weight of copper turned into wire for this one  undertaking 17,052,000 pounds, or 8526 tons.  "The First BlnefoirnV'  Jest rain and snow, and rain again!  . /And dribble, drip and blow! ������������������"'' ���������  Then snow, and thaw, and slush, and then  Some more rain and snow!  This morning I was most afcard  To wake up���������when,Ijing!  I seen the sun shine out, and heerd  The first bluebird of spring!���������  Mother she'd raised the window some.���������  And in acrost the orchard come,  Sof t as an angle's wing,  A breezy, freesy, beesy hum  Too sweet for anything!  The winter's shroud was rent apart,���������  The sun burst forth in glee,���������  And when that bluebird sung���������my heart  Hopped out 6' bed with me!  The Population of the World.  The latest and most authorative estimates of  the   population of   the world gave  a total of  nearly $1,480,000,000. The investigations of recent years have shown conclusively that the  population of China has been greatly exagger  ated, and the accepted figures have been reduced  from 405,000,000 to 350,000,000. The former estimate of the population of the Congo Basin has  been reduced from 25,000,000 to 14,000,000. The  former estimate of the population of Asia has  been reduced 15,000,000, and that of Africa 38,-  . 000,000. The latest data of the German statisti-  cans, dr. Supan and Wagner, afford the best  approximation that can be made in our present  state of information, and give the following  figures of tlie population of the great divisions  of the earth's surface:  Europe, 357,379,000, or 94 to the square mile.  Asia, 825,954,000, or 47 to the square mile.  Africa, 163,953,000, or 14 to the square mile.;  The Americas. 121,713,000, or 8 to the square  mile.  Australia,, 3,230,000, or 1 to the square mile.  Oceanic islands, 7,420,000, or 10 to the square  mile.  Polar regions, 80,400.  Grand total, 1,479,729,400.  Labor Brings More Than Comfort.  If it were not for labor, man neither could eat  so much, nor relish so pleasantly, nor sleep so  soundly, nor be so healthful, nor- so useful, nor  so strong, nor so patient, nor so noble, nor  so untempted.  Are Thrust Upon Us.  Judge no man by his relations, whatever criticism you pass upon his companions. Relations,  like features, are thrust upon you; companions,  like clothes, are more or less our own selection.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  FIKST-CLASS   IE   EVEEY   RESPECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout. (  THE   TABLE  IS  NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-E00M IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQU0ES.  PROPRIETORS  't.  The   Finest Hotel in Toad   Mountain District."  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  JOHNSON   &   IVSAHONEY,  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.  wvjr 6_a*K*_3sr.fc_<_^ T.m atuvi.wi7tttmiBCTaiiBBffffs������������_  .  r^ ,-^J  THE  MINER:    NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATURDAY,  DECEMBER 19,  1891.  W. J. WILSON.  W.  PERDUE.  PROPRIETORS OF  NELSON AND AINSWORTH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver ?ame at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  CORRAL AND STABLING  ./.''.'\::;. ;',.'';������������������;��������� ",.���������      v '"��������� AT NELSON,   ���������'.  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  _\_:__.__z__  co_sr _?_R,__.GO?e5  with  merchants for hauling freight to��������� or from railroad  depot and steamboat wharf.  NELSON OEFICE AND MARKET,  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  PROPRIETOR OF. THE  _?IO_sT_C_E3_R,  and STABLE  Corner Blnff and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B.C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   CONTRACT  TO  CARRY PASSENGERS  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.     c  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove and Cordwood for Sale.  KJ,M0^TO  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop: corner Josephine and Bluff sts.  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished and estimates given on application.  Agents for the sale of LIME.   Address all communications to Nelson, B. C.  WHY   MAKRIACiE   MAY   BE   A   FAILURE.  If there is one thing more than another calculated to throw a man into a gnashing of the  teeth and tearing of the hair condition it is his  attempt to give the .wife of his bosom an account of some ordinary affairs, to which she  iistens after this fashion:  He���������"Oh, my dear, I must tell you something  Jack Burroughs told me today while "  She���������"Where did you see Jack Burroughs?"  "Oh, we went to lunch together, and "  "How did you happen to go out to luncheon  together?"  "Well, we didn't   exactly go out together; I  met Jack on the restaurant steps and "  "What restaurant?"  ' 'Calloway's; and Jack "  "How did you happen to go to Calloway's? I  thought you always lunched at Draper's."  "I nearly always do; but I just happened to  drop into Calloway's today, along with Jack  and "  "Does he always lunch at Calloway's?"  "I'm sure, my dear," (a little sharply), "that I  don't know if he does or does or not. It makes  no earthly difference if "  "Oh, of course not." (Hastily). "I just wondered if he did; that's all. Go on with your  story."  "Well, while we were eating our soup,  Jack "  "What kind of soup?"  "Turtle.    Jack said that-  5?  "I thought you disliked turtle soup."  "Well, I don't care much about it; but-  >)  :'Hovv did you happen to order it if you don't  care for it?"  "Because I did. (Severely). But the soup  has nothing to do with the story."  "Oh, of course not. (In a grieved tone). I  never said that it did. I don't see why you  should get cross over a simple question.  Go on."  "Well, while we were eating our soup, Lawrence Hildreth and his new wife came in, and���������-"  "They did?"  "I have just said so." '";,'"���������" --0  "Well, you needn't be so cross about it."  "They came in, and������������������"  "Is she pretty?r  "Pretty enough.    Jack bowed, and-  '' Does he k n o \v them ? "  J5  it  Well, now, do you suppose he would have  bowed if he hadn't known them! I declare  if I-  J5  l������  "How was she dressed?'  "How should I know? I never looked at her  dress. What I was going to tell vou was  that-���������"  "Did they sit near you?"  "Yes; at the next table. And while they were  ordering, Jack said that they-���������"  "Couldn't they hear him?"  "Do you suppose (fiercely) that Jack would  have no more sense than to let them hear him  talking about him?   I'll swear if������������������"  "James, if you can't tell a simple little incident  ���������without getting into a passion you'd better keep  it to yourself.    What did Jack say?"  "He said that miss Hildreth's father was opposed to the match and "  "How did he know that?"  "Great Caesar!   There you go again!"  "James, will you please remember that it is  your wife to whom you are speaking, sir?"  "No other woman would drive me raving,  distracted, crazy, by asking such silly questions  about������������������"  "James!"  "Every time I try to tell you anything you  begin, and you -"  "James, (rising with dignity and saying stiffly)  I do not propose listening to any such insulting  remarks, and "  "You never listen to anything. That's the  trouble.    If-  5J  "When I ask a simple question you "  "I'd say 'simple.' You've asked me a million  'simple' questions in the last half hour, just because I was going to tell you that Jack Burroughs said that       "  "I do not wish to hear what mr. Jack Burroughs says if you cannot tell it respectfully.  I shall have my dinner sent to my room since it  is so painful for you to eat with an idiot!" (Retires scornfully, while he narrowly escapes an  attack of apoplexy.)  Nelson Sawmill Co. Ltd,  Yard:   At end of Finnic.  Mill:   Two Miles Sonth of Nelson.  Manufacture  Tlie mill lias a capacity of 20,000 feet a day.  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. N. ROLFE, Secretary.  Office/Tolson block,  umces|End Qf Flume_  Telephone No. 2.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber- good, bad, and indifferent--on  hand or made to order.  a. 0. BTJOHANAN.  Nelson, January 15th.  awmill  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  __r*__~4I(_^_b_j   ~L_a_L!3_I7  (DELIVERED AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,   OR  BALFOUR).  DRESSED.  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M. 832 00  No. 2         "     -6 inch,      "  27 00  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       "  32 00  No. 2        "       G inch,       "      ..     27 00  Rustic,                                "  27 00  Select clear, DD,             "  40 00  No. 1 common, D,            "  25 00  DD,          "      .  27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot  10  ROUGH.  No. 1 common, per M   $20 00  No. 2        "             ".  15 00  Culls,                      "  12 00  Shingles,               "  4 50  MOLDINISS.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2i@10c  Mills at Pilot Day, Kootenay Lake.  S. 0. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  It. F. *PERRY, Agent at Nelson.  ItKKMNEK *fc WATSON,- Agents at Ainswortn,. _  THE   MINER:    NELSON,   B.   p.,   SATURDAY; DECEMBER  19,  1891.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract. Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate f or 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.  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.  EDITORIAL   REMARKS.      '  If the question "How much good land is there  in West Kootenay district?" had been asked a  months ago, the answer would have been "None  outside of the Columbia & Kootenay  railway  blocks."   Yet today 38 applications to purchase  land situate in the southern half of the district,  aggregating 9160 acres, are pending before the  commissioner of lands and  works.    These applications following so closely after the recording of claims in newly discovered mineral districts indicates that the prospector, a man who  is too often spoken of in derision, not only acts  as advance agent for the capitalist with money  to invest in mines, but blazes the way for those  seeking permanent homes as tillers of the soil.  Had it not been for the prospectors who penetrated the hitherto inaccessible mountain ranges  on Slocan lake, the thousands of acres of good  agricultural land on the shores of that lake and  on the streams 'flowing- to and from it would for  ages reinain but playgrounds for wild animais  instead of, as they soon will be, cultivated productive farms.    The change that is taking place  in   this  section  of West Kootenay  will   take  place in other sections of the province once the  mining industry gets a foothold.  Over one-tenth of the million square miles of  unexplored  regions  of   Canada lie  within  the  boundaries of British Columbia.   It is estimated  that   the    unexplored   country   north   of   the  Stickeen river is 27,000 square miles in extent,  and that a tract of 81,000 square miles lies between the  Stickeen  and Liard rivers on   the  north and the Skeena and Peace rivers on.the  south.    Another tract of 7500 square miles lies  between .Bathurst inlet and Coppermine river.  These tracts all lie in the far north, too far north  for  profitable agriculture;   but  there  are  vast  areas of partly explored country south of the  Skeena and Peace  rivers that  lie-.within   the  agricultural and stock raising belt, which, however,  are likely   to  remain   uninhabited until  the prospector for hidden mineral wealth penetrates them.  One of the modern ideas in the economical use  of steam power is the use of a number of small  engines located at various points in a large shop,  instead of a single engine of sufficient power to  drive all the machinery. It is asserted that with  the best shafting that can be made hardly one-  half of the power generated by the engine  reaches the machines when distributed by means  of long shafts. So great is the friction .that a  shaft 2 miles long could not be turned by any  amount of power applied at one end, as the  shaft would be twisted off before it would turn.  It is to be hoped the legislative assembly, at  its next session, will place no obstacles in the  way of parties desirous of building railways in  the province; and if a general act is not passed  in the early days of the session that a charter  be granted every company applying for one.  No section of the province, like the Kootenay  Lake country, for instance, should be without  means of communication for 4 out of 12 months  Of the year, merely because this or that company is not ready to undertake the work for  which they were granted charters. From now  until the 1st of April this section, which has a  population of fully 1000 and varied business  interests and enterprises, is dependent entirely  on 2 mules and a mail carrier for transportation  facilities.:-' 7. ______ ;   ���������������������������'���������      '" ���������������������������..."������������������''  The London Times publishes a rumor j claimed  to be authentic, that Russia will  buy a large  quantity of silver, with the object of establishing the silver standard.    Russia is already on  the silver standard, but with a large and depreciated paper currency.    If there is anything in  the rumor, it probably means that Russia pro-  poses to accumulate sufficient silver to put her  paper at silver par and perhaps dispense with  some portion of it.    The movement would materially help the United States in its struggle to  rehabilitate silver, but itwill be safe to await  events before taking any action on such contingency. ; ���������;.'   . -   '.' ''  . f,f  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink,  buy and sell  Town Lots arid Mineral  Claims,  ���������ON COMMISSION. .   ;  Have now for sale 2 of the best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street inside lots; lots in  Ainsworth; and mineral claims in Toad Mountain district.  Office in" Miner Building, Nelson, IS. C.  (notary public)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST BAKER STREET,.  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  QUEBEC ���������..���������:"  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)   ...NELSON,   B. C.  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTERESTS in the  ; district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  FINANCIAL AGENT,  No. 6 Houston & Ink Building, Nelson, B. C.  GENERAL ACJENCY  London & Lancashire Life Insurance Company,  AGENCIES Sir Donald A. Smith, chairman.  Accident Insurance Company of North America,  The celebrated Taylor safes (3 on hand for sale).  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Revelstofce,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston ������& Ink Building, JTosepnine Street.  & Co.  DEALERS IN  0_5C___v_:iO__-I_S.  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES, ETC.  WHOLESALE     I>EALERS '  IN-   CI������ARS.      RAYMONO  7 SEWING   'MACHINES   IN   STOCK..  Oor. East Baker and Ward Streets,  .-..  NELSON,B. C.    ;-  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  buildinig, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  _p_=^i<d__s tosuit t__c__ _?i:_v_::__s  C. W. BUSK &  DEALERS IN,  Groceries, Provisions, and  General Merchandise.  A STOCK OF  English Clothing, Men's  Furnishings, Dry Goods,  BOOTS,   _H_?0_  imported direct from the manufacturers, always on hand.  Postoffice and Telephone in Store.  Postofflice Store,  Nelson, B. C  AND GENTS' FUKNISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OF  PATENT  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  siE.__.so:xsr:__:D __T_r__E_3_n_=i  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shops Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts. THE   MINEE:    NELSON.   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   DECEMBEE  19,   1891  BEAUTY   IS    COMMON   NOW.  How often do we hear of the beautiful women  who lived in the long ago, just as we are forever being reminded of the good old times.    Is  it not possible that there has been as much improvement in the matter of personal beauty as  in the arts of living asks an English writer.    Of  course no one wants to admit that his mother  was not as handsome in  her day as any one of  the   belles of  the  present.    Our old  men cling  fondly to the idea that their wives were as handsome girls as ever lived.    It would be wrong to  dispel these ideas, if such a thing were possible,  yet the fact remains that beauty grows as the  race develops, and it  is  safe   to conclude that  when  there is no longer pressing necessity for  great physical strength and the toil that consumes so  much  vital energy, the race will  become more gentle, softer and beautiful.   Coarseness of features, like rudeness of manners, is inherited from those who have had to work hard;  whose lives have been full of turmoil, and who  have not been permitted to enjoy the comforts  of life.    A few hundred years hence there will  be no coarse, rough, swaggering men,  because  there will be  no place for them.    Neither will  there he ugly, cross, dilapidated women, because  there will be nothing to make them so.    "No  woman," says  the  same  English  writer,   "has  been more celebrated for her beauty than Mary  Queen of Scots,  but if she were to walk unannounced into a London drawing-room today, it  is doubtful if she would cause much comment.  No  doubt she would still  retain the power of  captivating people  with   her  charms   but  she  would no longer bewitch them  by her face.    It  is true we can hardly realize what Mary was  like; we are  not even sure of the color of her  hair  or her eyes.    The various authentic portraits of her are strangely dissimilar.   They only  agree in this:    That they all show us a face that  disappoints us.    As to the beauty in the present  day it-is quite vmuecessary-to speak.    No*, one  who keeps his eyes open can fail to be struck by  it.    It is not merely that there are more beauties  of the first order than there seems ever to have  been before, but that beauty has become so very  general,-' ���������������������������\-j'..;:. ..���������.-  What a Modern   Gnn Can, Do.  Unless one is actually brought into business  relations with the great science of .modern warfare, it is  difficult  to  conceive  of the terrible  power of the latest and largest guns. These  engines of destruction, weighing 110 tons, hurl  a projectile of solid steel 16 inches iii diameter  and nearly 4 feet long at a velocity of 2079 feet, a  second. When tested recently one of these  guns sent a shot through 20 inches of steel  armor, 8 inches of iron. 20 feet of oak, 5 feet of  granite, 11 feet of concrete, and 3 feet of buck.  Comparatively, a locomotive weighing 200,000  pounds would have to spin along the tracks at  the rate of 135.-'miles an hour to strike a blow  equal to that projectile. Think of the damage  wrought in a railroad collision where the train  speeds along at the rate of 30 miles an hour,  and one may calculate the destructiveness of  modern ordnance.  Cramp in the  ������.eg;.  Many persons of both sexes are troubled with  cramps in one or both of their legs.    It comes  on suddenly, and is verjr severe.    Most people  jump out of bed���������it nearly always comes on jnst  after going to bed or while undressing���������and ask  some one to rub the leg. There is nothing  easier than to overcome the spasm. Provide a  good, strong cord���������a long garter will do if nothing else is handy. When the cramp comes on  take the cord, wind it round the leg over the  place that is cramped, and take an end in each  hand and give it a sharp pull���������one that will hurt  a little. The cramp will instantly cease, and  tlie sufferer can go to bed assured that it will  not come again that night.  Tlie Keeley Cnre Killed Hi������n.  George H.  Roberts,   ex-attorney  general   of  Nebraska, died last week in New York. Roberts  left Nebraska some years ago and went to Idaho,  where he was elected attorney-general last year.  He went to New York to attend the Keeley institute there, but after being dismissed as cured  DOTY EMINE COMPANY, LTD.  OIF1  TOIO.OISr'X'O-,   0_ST_?__._?iZO.  MANUFACTURES' OF. ALL DES0EIFTI0NS OF MAEINE AND STATI0NAEY  British Columbia  Branch :   5������0 Cordova Street,   Vancouver.  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  Keep in stock a full supply of engineer and  mill, supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.    Mail orders receive prompt attention.  HOISTING   ENGINES AND  SINKING  PUIVSPS FOR   MINES.  o  <s  c3  -I���������I  En  _  CD  >  ������  PQ  o  CO  . -__  _  o  -4-3  CO  o  bn  ���������r-l  CO  ���������i-i  o  _ GO  ^   -5  ���������**    _J  CD      <j  Ph  g3  CD   .  _cj  ������������������������  p  CD  EH  he entered upon the laudable enterprise of testing the renowned remedy, went oh a spree, and  died from the effects of the alcohol that he  imbibed.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  'GRAINS:  OF   GOLD.  The only cure for indolence is wTork.  Bravery escapes more dangers than cowardice.  Trouble will come without our call; true joy  will not spring up without ourselves.  Ill fortune never crushed that man whom good  fortune deceiveth not.  Each man and wo man is born with an aptitude  to do something impossible to any other.  Most of our misfortunes are more supportable  than the comments of our friends upon them.  True happiness consists not in the multitude  of friends, but in the worth and choice.  Time is the greatest of all tyrants. As we go  on toward age he taxes our health, limbs, faculties, strength, and features.  When you see a man who has the same opinions he had early in life, it is a sign that he is a  fool and .cannot learn.  The. life of man consists not in seeing visions  and dreaming dreams, but in active charity and  in willing service.  The man who has the courage to fail in trying  to do right, rather than succeed in wrong, is a  real hero, no matter whether he wears a paper  cap or a crown on his head.  Without virtue and without integrity the  finest talents and most brilliant accomplishments can never gain the respect and conciliate  the esteem of the truly valuable part of mankind.  Good thoughts are blessed guests, and should  be heartily welcomed, well fed and much sought  after. Like rose leaves, they give out a sweet  smell if laid up in the jar of memory.  ���������CONVEYANCING.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited. ' ,.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. G.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Office:   Stanley Street.  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  Barrister at   Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENGINEEE AND AE0HITE0T,  TOILSON   BUILDING NELSON, B. C.  ������*>��������� ' V ! Vf-"������ ". ,".r wrp-sj���������S/VT '."i" ���������     .*inJ'l",,<'.     ������������������������'���������'Ait1   ������*������������������������������������������ ���������������.>���������-���������'���������"rp  >������������������ i.'.-,-.:i->i,������p -������l���������'*.��������� i_;���������>}.aiiii:- >"*��������� O*>u _-*ft\ .���������_ -���������> ������������������>'_ "������V'ij^v   <���������'.������������������ J."V<i.v". ��������� &v<*-- *'i������������������-..������ r,. .> ; 5 J^w-i.-i ������������>������*.���������.���������'***,.".'������_?������  -���������&. ���������**>". if* *���������'  SW  3Wi*f:  , ���������'������������������j'S.K  .Wi J, ���������,->���������. 6  TEE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0..   SATUEDAY,   DECEMBEE  19,   189L  LAND   NOTICES.  7<-   . ��������� "  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works, British  Columbia, for permission to purchase the following described tract of land, situate in West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a stake marked E. V. Bodwell, EL Shear-  an, and W. Gesner Allan's southwest corner post, about i  of a mile west of Grohman creek on the north bank of the  Kootenay river about 2 miles west of the town of Nelson,  thence north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south  40 chains more or less to shore-line of Kootenay river,  thence west 40 chains more or less following the sinuosities  of the shore-line of the Kootenay river in a westerly direction to initial stake; containing 160 acres more or less.  E. V. BODWELL,  HENRY SHEARAN,  W.' GESNER ALLAN.  Nelson, B. C, November 2Sth, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 80 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marded R. B's S. W. corner post, about 9 miles east  of the to wn of Nelson, British Columbia, oh the north bank  of the Kootenay river, above high water mark, thence  north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40  chains more or less to bank of Kootenay river, thence west  following shore line of river to place of commencement;  containing 160 acres niore or less.  Nelson, December oth, 1891.   RICHARD BLUNDELL.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase a tract of land situated in West  Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing  at a post marked A. M. Wilson's N.W. corner, placed on  the east shore of Slocan lake about 200 yards north of a  large creek5 which flows into the lake about 3 miles north  of what is known as Carpenter creek, thence east 40 chains,  thence south to the. lake shore, thence folio wing the meanderings of the lake shore in a westerly and northerly direction to the point of commencement; containing 180 acres  more or less. A.M. WILSON.  Ainsworth, November 2nd, 1891. ������  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  landi situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake on the east bank of the Slocan river, about 9 miles  from Slocan lake, and marked A. A's S. E; corner post,  thence running north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains,  thence south 40 chains more or less to the river, thence following the meanderings of the river to'point of commencement; containing, 160 acres more Or less.       A. ADAMS.  Nelson, December 8th, 1891.  Notioo io horoby given tiint,r oo days afterdate I intend to  " apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the folio wing described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked G. B. W., S. W.  corner post, situate about 20 chains north of the southeast  corner of Angus MeGillivray's land, about one-half mile  east of Slocan lake and about 10 chains south of Carpenter  creek, thence east 40 chains, thence north 40 cliains, thence  Avestio chains/thence south 40 chains to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Ainsworth, October 31st, 1891. G. B. WRIGHT.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post placed upon the east shore of  Slocan lake, near Carpenter creek, marked A. H., S.-W.  corner, thence running north 80 chains, thence east 20  chains, thence south 80 chains more or less to lake shore,  thence''west-following meanderings of the shore to point of  commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Nelson, October 30th, 1891. WILSON HILL.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake placed near the outlet of  Slocan lake, marked H. & A., S. W. corner, thence running  cast 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east 20 chains^  thence north SO chains, thence west 60 chains more or less  to shore of lake, thence south following the meanderings of  shore to point of commencement; containing 320 acres  more or less. ALFRED HILL.  Nelson, October 28th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and Works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake marked A. L. McLean's N.  W. post, situate on the Slocan river about 2 miles from the  Slocan lake, thence running south 80 chains, thence east 40  chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west 40 chains to  point of commencement; containing 320,acres more or less.  Nelson, November 1st, 1891. A. L. McLEAN..  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  laud : Commencing at a stake marked James Dawson's N.  W. post, situate on tlie Slocan river about one mile from  the Slocan lake, thence running south 80 chains, thence  east 40 cliains, thence north SO chains, thence west 40  chains to point of commencement; containing 320 acres  more or less. JAMES DAWSON.  Nelson, October 24th,JS91. _  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  - apply to the chief enmmissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land: Commencing at a stake marked A. McG.. S. W. about half  a mile south of Carpenter creek on Slocan lake, thence  80 chains, north following the meanderings of the lake,  thence 40 chains east, thence SO chains south, thence  40 chains west to point of commencement; containing 320  acres more or less. ANGUS McGILLIVRAY.  Ainsworth, B. C, October 17th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission  to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked James Delaney and  Thomas M. Ward's S. W. post, about one-half mile from  Slocan lake, running east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains  more or less to the shore of the lake, thence in a westerly  direction following the lake shore to the source of the  Slocan river, thence following the bank of the river in a  southerlv direction to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less. JAMES DELANEY,  Nelson, October 24th, 1891. THOMAS M. WARD.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to tlie chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described land in  West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post at the  southeast corner of lot 209, group 1, West Kootenay, thence  west 60 chains, thence south SO chains, thence east 60 chains,"'���������'  more or less, to "shore of Kootenay lake, thence following  high-watermark in a northernly direction to initial post;  containing 480 acres, more or less.  KASLO-KOOTENAY LAND CO.  Kaslo City, November 5th, 1891.   Per G. T. Kane.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Situate at the junction of Sandon and Carpenter  creeks (the latter a tributary of Seaton creek, which flows  into the east side of Slocan lake). Commencing at a post  near the right bank of Sandon creek, thence west 40 chains,  thence north 40 chainsy (crossing Carpenter creek) thence  east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains to point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  BRUCE WHITE,  Nelson, November 9th, 1891. JOHN 'SANDON.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post placed upon the shore at the  head of Slocan lake, marked H. A., S. E. corner, thence  running north 20 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence  south 40 cliains, thence east to shore of lake and following  meanderings of shore to point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less. E. C. ARTHUR.  Nelson, October 31st, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land:   Commencing at a post marked "S L S W," being on ������  the eastern boundary of J. W. Cockle's preemption and  ^situate on the northern shore of Crawford bay, Kootenay  ��������� lake, thence east along lake shore 20 chains, tlience north  80 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence south 80 chains to  place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  ������������������"   c;    ��������� " .': W.P. SLOAN,       .  Balfour, B. C., October 13th, 1891.     GEORGE LAIRD.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the cliief. commiseionor of lands and wrorks for  permission to purchase the folio wing described land, situate  on Seaton creek, about 10 miles east from Slocan lake:  Commencing at a post on the right bank of said creek  at the mouth of Carbonate gulch, thence north 40 chains,  thence east SO chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west  following down the bank of said creek to place of commencement; containing 320 acres.  W. F. McCULLOCH,  THOMAS McGOVERN,  Slocan, October 6th, 1891.       CHARLES CHAMBERS.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked A.J. W., S. E. corner, on the north shore Kaslo bay, Kootenay lake, B.C,  tlience running west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 60 cliains more or less to lake shore, thence  following lake shore to initial post; containing 200 acres  more or less. A. J. WHALEN.  Ainsworth, B. C, November 5th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake on west bank of Slocan  river,.������,bout 2 miles from Slocan lake and marked F. _: C,  N. E. corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence south  80 chains, thence east 4:0 chains more or less to the river,  thence following the meanderings of the river to point of  commencement ^containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891. M. M. FRY.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commisioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake on west bank of Slocan  river, about 3 miles from Slocan lake and marked F. & C,  N. E. corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence south  80 chains, thence east 40 chains more or less to the river,  thence following the meanderings of river to the point of  commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891. A. D. COPLEN.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  chief commissioner of lands and works to purchase 320  acres, more or less, of land in the district of West Kootenay,  commencing at a post placed on the cast shore of Slocan  lake about 40 chains south from the mouth of Seaton creek;  thence west along the lake shore 40 chains; thence north  along the lake shore 80 chains; thence east 40 chains, more  or less, to a point 80 chains due north from the point of commencement. J. FLETCHER,  Nelson, October 21st, 1891. A. S. FAR WELL.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked Ross Mahon's S. E. corner, situate on west  bank Slocan river, about i mile about forks, thenee running 40 chains north, thence 80 chains west, thence 40  chains south, thence 80 chains east to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, November 21st, 1891. ROSS MAHON.  Notice is hereby given that 90 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake marked B. H. L'sS. W. corner post, about high-  water mark on north bank of Kootenay river, about 6  miles east of the town of Nelson, British Columbia, thence  north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south to bank  of Kootenay river, thence following the sinuosities of the  Kootenay river to the point of commencement, comprising.-.  450 acres more or less. BENJAMIN HENRY LEE.   /  Nelson, B. C��������� 30th November, 1891.  .Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date 1 intend to  apply; to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land situate  in West Kootenay district": Commencing at a post marked  "J E S"and "S E" about one mile north from the head of  Crawford Bay and one-half mile east of the large creek  that empties into said bay, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 40 cliains  to initial post; containing 320 acres m ore or less.  Balfour, B. C., October 13th, 1891. J. E. STARK.  Notice is hereby given that 60Cl days after date I intend to  make application to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to purchase the following described  tract of land, situate in West Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing at a post marked J. K's  N. E. corner, 20 cliains north of the center of the forks of  Kaslo creek, thence west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thence north to the point of com  mencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  " :��������� .'���������"������������������;. . , ��������� >���������:,;-,��������� john keen. ;  Kaslo City, Kootenay Lake, B. C., October 1st, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 day s after date I in tend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to. purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "W. C^ McLean's southwest corner" (said  post being located on Slocan river about 4*miles south of  Slocan lake), running thence north (following meanderings  of river) 80 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 40 chains to initial post; containing 320  acres more or less. W. C. MeLEAN.  Slocan River, October 27th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake marked A. C. Dick N. W.  post, on Slocan river, about one-half mile from Slocan lake,  running east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west  40 chains, more or less, to river bank, thence following  river bank to point of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or less. ARTHUR C. DICK.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following1 tract of land: Commencing at a sta;keTnarl_xl T/J^ S. W. post, on  Slocan river, aboiit three miles from its source, running���������  east 40 chains, tlience north 40 chains, thence west 4.0  chains, more or less to river bank, thence following river  bank to point of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less.                      a                          T. J. ROADLEY.  Nelson, October 23rd, 1891. ���������-.;���������  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing on the west  shore of Kootenay lake, at H. Anderson's northeast corner,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence cast to  the lake shore, thence following said lake shore southerly  to initial point; containing 160 acres more or less.  JOSHUA DA VIES.  Kootenay Lake, B. C, October 5th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing at the  northeast corner qf Joshua Davies's purchase on the west  shore of Kootenay lake, near the mouth of Fletcher creek,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence east  to I he lake shore, thence folio vying said shore southerly to  initial point; containing 160 acres more or less.  WILBUR A. HENDRYX.  Kootenay Lake, B.C., October oth, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake marked H. H. Ward's N.  W. post, about 3 miles from Slocan lake, on Slocan river,  running cast 40 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west  to the river bank, thence following river bank to point of  commencement, containing 320 acres more or less.  HARRY  H.  WARD.  Nelson, October 23rd, 1891.  '    ' .. .    '     .  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land : Commencing at a post on east bank of Slocan river,  about 3 miles from Slocan lake, marked R. E. L., S. W.  post, thence north SO chains along the shore of Slocan river,  thence east 40 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west  40 chains to point of commencement; containing 320 acres  more or Jess. R. E. LEMON.  Nelson, October 24th, 18.91.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply ko the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "John A. Watson's southeast corner" (said  post being near the .junction of Carpenter and Seaton  creeks and about 6 miles cast of Slocan lake), thence running north 40 chains, thence west 80 chains, tlience south 40  chains, thence east 80 chains to initial post; containing 320  acres more or less. JOHN A. WATSON.  Dated, October 26th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked G. M. L., S. E. corner, about 2 miles from THE   MINEE:    NELSON.   B.   0.. "SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE  19,   1891.  i  i  %  m  I  I  Kootenay lake on Kaslo creek, thence running north 40  chains,  thence west  40   chains,  thence south 40 chains,  tlience east 40 chains to place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less. .                        G. M. LINDSAY.  Nelson, November 14 th, 1S91.   Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked 'John G. McGuigaiis southwest corner"  (said post being located about 3 miles north of Carpenter  creek and 10 east of Slocan lake), running thence north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 cliains, thence  west 40 chains to initial post; containing 100 acres more or  less. JOHN G. McGUIGAN.  Nelson. November 23rd. 1891.   Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to-���������purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post  on the west shore of Koolcn'ay lake, about one-half mile  south of Fletcher creek, thence west 40 chains more or less,  thence south 40 chains, jLhence east to the lake shore, thence  following the lake shore to-the initial point; containing 1.60  acres more or less. ' '        H. ANDERSON.  Kootenay Lake, B. C, October 5th, 1831.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase- the following described -tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked C. G. Sproue's N. E/corner post, placed'on  the Slocan trail about 4 miles from the forks of the Slocan  river, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80 chains following the meanderings of the river, thence north 40 chains,  thence cast SO chains to the place of commencement";��������� containing 320 acres more or loss.       ,_   . ,.,.C. ;C. SPROULK!.  Nelson, December 14th, 18-J1.     '"'     "���������',.   .  PRIVATE   BILL'   N'-DJjQES/ .  Notice .is hereby given Unit application'will be mafic to  the legislative assembly of the province, qf .British Columbia^ at ilshext session, for an actt.o'incorporsle a company for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and  equipping .a-railway from some��������� point on the Columbia  river, at or near the southern boundary of the province, to  Kootenay lake at or near the town of Nelson, via Salmon  river and.Cottonwood Smith creek, with power to construct ancl maintain branch lines; and also to'Construct  and operate telegraph and telephone'lines in connection  with the said railway.  WILSON, WOOTTON & BARNARD.  - Solicitors for applicants.  Dated 25th.dajr of November,-1891.  Notice is hereby given that at the next session of the  legislative assembly application will be made for a private  bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate and  maintain a system of, electric lighting in and about the  present town of Nelson aud its vicinity, and for that purpose to take so much of the waters of Cottonwood Smith  creek as may be necessary for generating electricity for the  supply of the said system ; with power ������,lso to erect, lay  and string such poles, pipes and wires through, along, over  and under the streets and highways of the said town and  its vicinity as may be necessary.  BOD VVELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the applicants.  Dated 18th November, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that application will be 'made  to the legislative assembly of the,province of Hritish Columbia, at its next session, for an'act for the purpose of  constructing, maintaining, equipping, and operating water  works at the town of Nelson, in the Kootenay district, in  sajd province, and for the purposes thereof granting to-the  coinpany the privilege of-'taking water from the Cofto.n-  .wsori Smith creek, the Ward creek and other suitable  points, with power tO'th'e company to buildfhinies and  acqueducts, lay pipes, erect darns-,, a.cqrn're labels, and do  all things necessary for tliepurpbses aforesaid. -^ ' :'  .-:���������-���������!;> .. :������������������ BODWELL & TRVfNG; ;'  ���������'... .-���������     ;     '���������     ;- '       -���������.'"'���������"���������; 'Solicitors for the applicants.  Dated 18th November, 1891. ;    :._.   -���������-.������������������'.".      ";       ������������������* \       ['���������  Notice is hereby given that application will be. made to  the legislative a'ssembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session,.for an act to incorporate ,the  Nelson Electric Light CbrtTpaiiy; Limit eel Liability, the object: of'said- Company is to'construct, man tain, equip, and  operate electric light works at the town of'Nelson; in'West  Kootenay district, and for the purposes thereof, granting  to the company the privilege of taking water from Cottoiir  wood. Smith creek for motive'power to operate the works  of the company, with power to "the company to erect poles  a.nd string vvires in1 the'streets of NeLs.on^pur'eha-se' works  already hi operation,'and. do all things necessary for the  purposes aforesaid. ,- * ''���������" - ��������� ���������'��������� "\G. D.-MASON," ������������������'.'- ���������  ."November 16th, 1891.       .- ��������� Solicitor for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made at  the next session of the. legislative assembly of the province  of British Columbia for an act to incorporate a company  to construct, equip, maintain, and operate a line of railway  from some point on Kootenay lake by way of Kaslo oi;other  pass up the North Fork of Kaslo creek to some point at or '  near'the summit between Kootenay and Slocan lakes, or  the vicinity of the recently discovered mines in that section,  with powers of extending said railway in any direction as  may.hereafter be deemed requisite for the transportation of  ores aird. other products, with powers of building and op-.  crating branch lines from said railway t p such mines as may  now be or hereafter be discovered in the vicinity of said  railway. WILSON, WOOTTON & BARNARD,  Victoria, October 20th, 1891.     Solicitors for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to.  the legislative assembly of the province of British Col--  umbia, at its next session, for an act to incorporate the  Consumer's Waterworks Company, Limited Liability. The  object of said company is to construct, maintain, equip,  and operate waterworks at the town of Nelson, in West;  Kootenay district, and for the purposes thereof granting to  the company the privilege of taking water from the East  Fork of Cottonwood Smith creek, Cottonwood Smith creek,  W*ard creek, or either of their forks, with power to the  company to build flumes and acqueducts, lay pipes, erect  dams, acquire lands, purchase waterworks already in operation, and do all things necessary for the purposes aforesaid. < C. D. MASON,  November 16th, 1891.                     Solicitor for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that at the" next session of the legislature of British Columbia application-willbe made for the  passage of a private bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate, and maintain tramways for the purpose of  conveying passengers, freight, and ores from some convenient point near Nelson to any point or points within a radius  of 25 miles from Nelson, also to take rand use from the  Kootenay river,'in the vicinity of the falls of the.said river,  so much of the 'waters as may be necessary to obtain therefrom 5000 horse power; ���������for the purposes of generating electricity to be used either n.s a motive power for the said  tramways, or to be supplied by the applicants to consumers as a motive power for hauling, pumping, lighting,  smelting, drilling, or for any .other purposes, for which it  may be applied or be required; 'with power/to the applicants to construct and maintain buildings, erections, raceways, or other works, in connect ion therewith for improving and increasing the water privilege; and also to enter  f upon and expropriate lauds for a site for power houses, and  'for'dams, raceways;- or 'such1 other ;works a$ shall'he necessary; also to erect, lay, construct, and maintain all necessary works, buiklingg, pipes; -poles;--wires, appliances, or  conveniences necessary or proper for the generating and  transmitting of electricity or power within the area above  described. BODWELL & IRVING, '      -  November 12th 1S91. Solicitors for applicants.  TIMBER   LEASE   NOTICES.   - .  Notice is hereby given that I ..have applied .to the chief  commissioner of lands and works for a special license'to  cut timber on 800 acres, or thereabouts,' of crown lands,  situate and bounded as follows: From my S. W. post, at  the N. W. post of Dennis Cain's timber claim, on the eastern shore of Kootenay lake', north to Campbell creek,  about"1 mile, thence east 2 miles following the meanderings of said creek, thence south % milo, thence west 1 mile,  thence south about ���������} of a mile to D. Cain's N. E. corner,  thence west 1 mile to starting point. - J. F. HALEY.  Nelson, November 19th, 1891. "    ���������  Notice is hereby given that I have applied the'chief commissioner for a special license to cut timber on 640 acres of  .crown-lands, situate and bounded as follows: From my  N. W. post near the eastern shore of Kootenay lake, about  a mile south of Campbell creek (which creek is about 12  miles north of Hendryx camp) south 80 chains; thence east  80 chains; thence north 80 chains; thence west 80 chains to  starting point. DENNIS CAIN.  ��������� Nelson, B. C, 12th November, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date we intend  to make application to the chief commissi on or of lands and  works for permission to lease for lumbering purposes for a  term of 25 years the following tract of land situated in  West Kootenay district and described as follows:. Commencing at the southwest corner of M..S. Davys's limit,  thence south 100' chains, thence east 100 chains," thence  north 100 chains,.thence west 100 chains to point of commencement; containing 1000 acres more or less.  Nelson, B. 0.  NELSON  SAWMILL COMPANY  Per W. J. Gocpcl, Manager.  November 30th, 1891.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROWN   GRANTS.  Notice is hereby given that J. L. Retallack, as agentfor  George C. Howe, has tiled the necessary ��������� papers and made  application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim  known as the "Fourth," situate in Hot"Springs camp, West  Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, -will forward  their objections within 60 days.from date of,publication.  ... :. N. F1TZST UBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson,1 December 14th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that Scott McDonald, as agent for  A. W...McCuue, has filed the necessary papers and made  application for for a crown grant. in favor of the mineral  claim' known'as the ''Libby,"'situate in Hot Springs camp,  West Kootenay' district; Adverse claimants',-1 if any, will  forward their objections within 60.days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, November 23rd, 1891. , ��������� ���������   ,  ~-.'��������������������������� 'NOTICE.'���������";"'"':.' ������������������������������������/.:.���������:���������������������������-  '"A lis pendens has been recorded by the undersigned,  upon a suit in the county court, to have it declared that he  is entitled to one-third undivided interest-in each of the  .���������"Mountain Chief/' "Maude E," 'MsTobi'eo,'vand "Knoxville" -  mineral claims; and two-fifths undivided interest in each  of the 'Northern Belle" and* "Blue Jay" mineral claims;  all situate in the Slocan country, ... CHARLES OLSON.  '   Aihsvvorth, November 21st, 1891;  -.,   ' ~7 NOTICE/ ~\  A lis pendens has been recorded against the mineral  claims "Chambers," "Monarch," and "JVIattic-'B," in the  Slocan country, upon a suit in the county court, by the undersigned, to have it declared that C liar lie Chambers has  only one-fourth undivided interest in these claims. "  .''.'���������" ' - THOMAS SHEARER,  ���������������" EDWARD BECKER,  Nelson, November oth, 1891.       CHARLES F. KENT.  1GE.  "Notice is hereby given that" I am the owner of.'*an undi  vided one-sixth interest in the .mineral claims Washington  and I C, situate in the Slocan district, and recorded at Nelson in the-names'of William Lynch and M. Kinney. All  persons are hereby warned against purchasing tlie interest  in said claims recorded in the name of M. Kinney, pending  litigation.   , ,;   .       .... -        ���������-. W.E.MURRAY.  Ainsvyorth, B. C., October 17th, 1891.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I will not be responsible for  a.ny debts contracted by one George Webber, whether the  debts be contracted in my name or that of Walter & Webber or in his own name";      ��������� LEOPOLD  WALTER.  Nelson, B. C, November 20th, 1891.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  The partnership heretofore existing between the undersigned, under the firm name of Ward & Corning, has this  day been dissolved by mutual consent. All accounts  against the firm will be settled by 'llioinas M. Ward, to  whom all debts due the firm are pavablc.  TU01MAS" M. WARD,  Ifi. CORNING.  Nelson, B. C, December 7th, 1891.  0  ent a Month  can .be,obtained for small amounts, loaned on short time  and well secured. Apply to HOUSTON & INK, real  estate and mine brokers. Miner building, Nelson.  A    PARADISE    FOBS    LAZY   .PEOPLE.  Captain Form an of theBritisli bark Earl Dun-  raven, who is now in San Francisco, touched at  Piteairn,'a :small island (3.miles long- and 1 wide)  in the South Pacific ocean, which was the first  home of the Bounty refugees or mutineers.  Captain Fonnan says:  "I had 2 of the islanders come out to the ship  with me.    They are 2 of the Christians, uncle  and   nephew,  the   fourth-and   fifth  generation  from the original Christian that took the Bounty  there.   They gave me a. lot of information about  the island.    There are from  the second to the  eighth generation living on the island,now.    Of  course they are all; related, through in tern nirry-  ing with one,ah other..   In time the name Christian will be almost the only name there, as the  Christian children are nearly all boys, while the  McCoys and. Youngs  are 'mostly  girls.    There  are 2 other  names on   the island,   Warren  and  Coffin.    Warren   was   mate   of a   whaler  who  married and settled down on the island,    tie is  dead, but his widow ond grown-up  family  are  living.   Coffin is one of a shipwrecked crew, who  remained and settled down   and has  a  family  growiug up. ' They don't care about strangers  settling, however, and thev have' to undergo a  strict probation and comply with all the rules v  of the island.    They must not swear, nor smoke,  nor  drink; must attend church and meetings,  etc.    I am told that on Norfolk island (where, in  1S56, all  the population  of Pitcairn   was taken  to, though 40 of them soon returned to Pitcairn  and remained there ever since) the discipline is  much more lax and on the whole it has lost its  simple, natural  charm that still exists on Pitcairn.    It   is  due  to so   many strangers going  there, marrying, and  settling clown.    They   do  it for an easy life, I expect, for to  any one  of  lazy or indolent habits,  who can put up with  such  an   existence,  I  should  imagine  Pitcairn  would be a paradise.    The reasons  mr. McCoy  and  the others have gone to Norfolk  is-, I be-,  li'eve, partly to get them to change their Sab-  'bal}lT"from  the, first to  the seventh   day   and  partly to see if they can't get matters.improved,  as very  bad accounts  of  the  behavior of  the  Norfolk islanders, have reached Pitcairn ..'what-:.  ever  truth   may   be. in   them.    Even  in   Pitcairn, where all are supposed to be equal and  share alike, I could not but notice a difference in  caste.    The  McCoys and the Youngs (at least  one family of tlie latter) were the people of the  island.    They sat in  the front seats in "church  and were .much better dressed and educated, too,  though the latter may be owing to themselves.  Of   course   inr.   McCoy   is   governor   and   the  ���������Youngs hold  the other chief positions, one the  schoolmaster, another boatmaster, another minister.    I think from what I can.pick up that the  Christian family are those who look after the  .cultivation.    I don't  think any of them   work  very hard and in such a'prolific spot there may  not   be occasion for it.    The  day seems to  be  ,-di vided out into doing 'different kinds of work;  the morning and forenoon to agricultural work,  the afternoon  to resting and sleeping, and the.  latter part of the day to doing 'anything.'   Not  very ha rd w(>rk ce rta in 1 y.   They ha ve 2 harvests  a'year'.'of their potatoes,  yams,  etc., and they  will require to be dug up and planted again, but   .  that is about all the agricultural labor I can see  that they have to do.    Nature dees most of the  rest unassisted.    I learned that all the islanders,  both men and women, can swim and that they  do quite a lot of it.    There are no sharks there,  for a, wonder.    Another thing I learned is that  when a young man on the island is courting he  inust do so in the young woman's house in the  presence of her relations.    No moonlight walks  or tete-a-tetes are allowed.    I don't  think that  would have suited me when I had it to do.    The  people are very religious, and there is no crime  or misbehavior on the island of any sort."  4  :  -11  v\A"X  .  f;������vi.  S7V  m ���������������������������.!: __/ii_as_na*s:'B:;  8  THE  MI_fEE:    KELSOK,  JB.  0.,   SATUEDAY, DECEMBEE  19,  1891.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty,  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  and compare Prices.  ain Street, KEYELSTOKE.  9 and .11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  SMALL    NUGGETS    OF   NEWS.  In another week every mile of the Columbia  & Kootenay railway's 28 miles will be operated  by telegraph operator Shaw at the Nelson end  and storekeeper Nolan at the Robson end. Mr.  Shaw will see that all telegrams to the outside  are forwarded promptly, and mr. Nolan that  mr. Abbott's pet Chinese do not see, by stealth,  the inside of the pro vision store. Trainmaster  Hamilton, conductor Elson, engineer Powers,  and the other boys who have so carefully carried  on the business of the road since its grand opening in May last, will go out to the main line.  Their return in the spring will be welcomed, not  alone by the people of Nelson but by the people  of the entire lake country, and hot because they  will be the advance agents of the expected boom  but because they are blanked good fellows.  On seeing so many people leave by the Columbia & Kootenay's last train on Tuesday,  * 'Sandy-'Stewart, a well-known character, remarked to a friend: "There's only a few of the  best of us left to carry oh development work  during the winter."  Jack and Anthony Madden and Jack Hurley,  of the party who built the trail from the railroad leavings to Slocan lake, arrived at Nelson  from the end of the trail at 9 o'clock on Thursday night, making the trip in less than 12 hours.  While not as salubrious as at this time"last  year, the weather is mild and not unpleasant.  There is no snow at Nelson, and little at Ainsworth. However, at the mines on Toad mountain and in Hot Springs district the snow is  from 2 to 3 feet deep, more or less snow falling  every day.  Mr. Fitzstubbs left Nelson on Tuesday for  Victoria. He was uncertain as to the time he  would remain at the capital, even intimating to  his friends that rather than live at Revelstoke  during the winter he would Tesign office.  The fall term of the public school at Nelson  closed yesterday wTith the usual exercises. Dora  Taylor, Leo Buchanan, Sheldon Breeden, Raymond May, Nelson Buchanan, Robert McLeod,  Willie McMorris, Etta Muir, Johnnie Duhamel,  and Julia Corning recited "pieces." At theelos#  of the exercises, Etta Muir handed the teacher,  miss Rath, a handsome toilet case, as a Christmas gift from the jmpils, Willie McMorris making the presentation speech, Etta, girl like, being  too bashful to deliver it. The attendance of  visitou was quite large. The school will reopen  the first Monday after New-year's-day.  Ambrose Morgan, the owner of the market  garden below the slaughter-house, gives fair  warning in another column that his garden  truck is the fruit of his honest toil, and that he  dpesnot intend to allow Chinese, or even white,  ^pilferers to get away with it.  E. S. Topping is now postmaster at Trail,  .' ice  ,W. R. Poulton.    It is only fit and proper that  the founder of a town should be its postmaster.  a M. J. McGrath and his gang of bridge carpenters, for fear of becoming cross-eyed from lining  up curved grasshopper trestles, left the Columbia & Kootenay this week for the main line of  the Canadian Pacific, where they will be employed during-the winter.  "Keno Jack" lias started a sled factory, and  will hereafter manufacture all kinds of hand-  sleds, and paint them in all colors of the rainbow.  Last night, a short distance below Nelson,  John R. Cook and a handcar collided with a  rock on the Columbia & Kootenay. The handcar and the rock escaped uninjured.  W. H. Dorman, assistant postoffice inspector,  arrived at Nelson last night, 24 hours earlier  than he expected, making the trip from Robson  on a handcar. He states that mails will leave  Victoria on Wednesday and arrive at Nelson'5'  the following Tuesday afternoon. The Ainsworth mail will leave Nelson on Wednesday,  returning in time to catch the outbound mail,  which will leave Nelson on Saturday. It is  understood that Harry McMillan has contracted  to carry the mail between Nelson and Ainsworth  at $20 the round trip. Colville, and not Marcus,  ���������will be the starting point on the American side,  and Saturday the day on which the carrier will  leave that place.  The  Galena   made her regular run to Kaslo .  City today, returning to Ainsworth by 3 o'clock.  She took up several passengers,  among them  "Sam" Green, who went to make preparations to  stock Green Brothers' store at that place. He  reports the Slocan trail builders as close to Bear  lake, r- ,1 that they are about as far as they can  go this winter. A number of men are employed  at clearing the townsite.  It was authoritatively states! at Victoria this  week that the Bank of British Columbia would  establish a branch in Nelson early in the spring.  This tends to confirm the report that messrs.  Ramsay and Crpasdaile had succeeded in organizing a company to take over the Silver King,  as .these gentlemen hold pretty close business  relations with that bank. c  Angus Mclntyre has built a corral at the railroad end of the Slocan trail, and other parties  will erect a good stopping place for travelers.  Mr. Melntyre has both saddle and pack animals  at the corral, and is prepared to forward both  freight and passengers to Slocan lake. He says  he will keep the route open all winter.  A   WARNING.  I have a few baits out m my garden for a Chinaman, and  if a white man should get one of them, he will have the  consolation of knowing that he got it cheap; that it did not  cost him anything.   Soirie people like cheap things.  AMBROSE MORGAN.  Nelson, December 18th, 1891.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days afterdate we intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post, marked "Hunter & Hume's southeast corner,"  planted 300 yards south; of a creek about 2 miles south of  the stream known as Carpenter creek, thence north 80  chains, thence west 20 chains to the shore of Slocan lake,.  thence south 80 chains following the lake shore, thence  east 20 chains, following the lake shore to initial post;  containing 160 acres more or less.  WILLIAM HUNTER,  Nelson, December 9th, 1891.        J. FRED HUME.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date J intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post on the extreme north end of Slocan lake, marked E.  A. Bielenberg's S..W. corner post, thence running north 40  chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  following the shore of the lake td initial post..  E. A. BIELENBERG.  Ainsworth, December 10th, 1891.  aS3^gygw.A.i-jra������^

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