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 l*U  Wma"1 ''  ffijJHfflj', ;V  ���������  ^S'- '  Ulliir'  ______! '  1111$ '  __S_-f  7,   '  HSBHl --  SbbSm.' ^.'i ij  S_M^"' '  bbSsT0-'  *       ������  Only Paper  Fran led  in the  Kootenay Lake -Win*  ins: IHstricts.  / v   /  For Kates  of Subscription and  Advertising:  See Fourth Page.  NUMBEE 76.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE   5,  1891.  $4 A YEAE.  EJr>  If;'  ft  II  ih-i''  -j-  'ft  miFiSKS   HIS   POSITRON   O.V   THE   LEAH ttMSSTION.  To the Editor of The Miner: The Hot  Springs News of the 14th states that the Inland  Sentinel is my personal organ, and charges me  with inconsistency in allowing that paper to  oppose an increased duty on lead whilst I am a  believer in the system of protection, and adds,  "mr. Mara had better define his position on the  lead question." In reply to the assertion that  the Sentinel is my personal organ, I beg to state  that I never had any interest in that paper-  other than as a resident of Kamloops. Its proprietor does not owe me a dollar, and I have no  more control over its columns than I have over  those of The Miner. I did not inspire its articles on the lead question, and being away from  Kamloops when they appeared, I did not read  them until a few days ago.  During the last session of parliament I had  several interviews with the premier and other  members of ihe government on the lead question, and pointed out that, owing to our lead  ores being practically excluded from the American  market, the small consumption of lead in  this  province,   and the cost  of transportation  from  Kootenay lake  to Montreal, our  galena  mines were lying idle, and until mine owners  could see a market for their output our mines  were   likely   to   i emain   undeveloped.     I   also  pointed   out   that   in   nearly   every   manufactured   article     we     use     we   are    consumers  a,nd  not   producers;   that owing to  the  great  distance   from   the   manufacturing   centers a  protective  policy   falls   more heavily   on  this  than any other province in the Dominion; and  that as a matter of fair play we are-en titled to  sufficient protection  to enable our smelters^ to  ship, lead to Hhe cominerSi^fl^centers of Ontario  and  'Quebec.    'T asked   that   the  government  would at the next session take power to increase  the duty on lead as soon as the output in this  province averages 50 tons daily, believing that  such legislation would encourage capitalists to  erect smelters; and I venture to predict that before the expiration of 2 years Kootenay district  alone  would produce  more lead   than  Canada  consumes today, and that  competition  would  then  fix and regulate  the price  regardless  of  duty.   Mr. Abbott admitted the fairness of my  proposition, and informed me that the free admission of our ores would engage the attention  of the Canadian commissioners in framing, the  proposed reciprocity treaty   with   the. United  States, and that the whole question would be  seriously considered by the government before  or during next session.  My reason for not moving in the question in  the "house was because the British Columbia  members were not a unit in believing that thec  time had arrived to advocate an increased duty  on lead, and I knew that an adverse vote or  hostile criticism would injure rather than  further the object I had in vietw.  I hope thatyyou will now admit that I have  been perfectly consistent, and that you can endorse what I have endeavored to accomplish.  ",;   . .    J. A..Mara.'  Kamloops, November 26th, 1S91.  The Miner is no more responsible for the  utterances of. the Hot Springs News than mr.  Mara ��������� appears" to be for those of the Inland  Sentinel. At times the News is as "previous"  in its statements as the Sentinel is "wild" in its  assertions. The Miner has all along known  that mr. Mara was untiring in his efforts to create a market for the product of our mines and  smelters, and only awaited the proper time to  say so.. Mr. Mara has, however', anticipated us,  and defines his position and states what he has  done over his own signature. If mr. Mara will  continue urging the Abbott government to take  action that will allow our mines to be worked  at a profit, he will only be laboring for the best  interests of the people who send him to Ottawa  as their representative.    Mr. Mara is more con  siderate of the interests of the consumer's of  lead in eastern Canada than the representatives  of these consumers are regarding the interests  of British Columbia consumers of eastern products. He should insist that the duty on pig  lead and its products be raised the very day that  the smelters of British Columbia are ready to  fill ordei-s. It is unfair to allow the dealers in  eastern Canada to lay in a two or three years'  supply of lead at the present low price, and by  that means compel our smelters to keep their  product on hand until the laid-in supply is  worked off. And even if the consumer- in eastern Canada was compelled for a short time to  pay three-quarters of a cent a pound more for  his lead, in the way of increased duty, he would  only be contributing money for a good cause,  that is, helping pay the expenses of running a  government after mr. Mara's own heart.  S-H-LLl.   NUGGETS   ������F   NEWS.  The business men of Nelson are already receiving benefits through the town having water  Avorks. The rate of insurance has been lowered  several points, houses formerly carrying $5000  insurance now being allowed $6500 for the same .  premium.  Miss Rath, the teacher of the Nelson public  school, makes the following report for November:  Pupils enrolled 25, visits by trustees 1, visits by,,,  other persons 6.    Roll of honor, 4th class���������~W.il-,  .,lie. McMorris,  Jasper   Phair,  Robert: McLeotL,-;;  Stanley McLelland;   3rd elass���������JTMfa  Corning,  Leonard Gould, Stella Breeden; 2nd class���������Etta  Muir, Nelson Buchanan, Minnie Gould; primer  II. ��������� Leo Buchanan; senior I.���������Ray May, John  Duhamel, SamnxyStuckey, JeddieGouid; junior ;  I.���������Sheldon Breeden, Sadie, Stewart, Dora Taylor, Mabel Holden, Victoria Hodson.      ....-������-.'"���������  A well-known prospector and operator of Nelson, how in Victoria, telegraphs that he will put  a $3500 boat on Slocan lake in the spring if  the -.business-men of Nelson will guarantee him  a bonus of $500.  A fire in Spokane last night destroyed several  thousand dollars worth of property, arhd one at  Cceur- d'Alene City, Idaho, at the same time, was  so threatening that assistance was asked from  Spokane. A special train was sent, which covered the distance in 35 minutes;  The tunnel on the Grizzly is in 195 feet and  the crosscut from the bottom of the shaft 17  feet. At the Dandy the east and west drifts on  the ledge are each in between 10 and 12 feet.  G.M. Sproat left this week for the coast, in- .  tending to remain a week at his brother's ranch  en route.  The boys gre already sharpening stakes so as  to be ready for the 19th of February, on which  date all the good land on the outlet and river,  from Balfour to Sproat, will be open for purchase.  Tlie Cost of Electric  __igl_ts;  Nelson is to be lighted by electricity, within a  short time, and the question of the cost to coin-  sumers^is of interest.   The cost per month will  be as follows:; For dwelling-houses and hotel  bed-rooms the' first lamp $1, 2 lamps 90 cents  each, 3 lamps 80 cents each, 4 lamps 70 cents  each, 5..up to 10 60 cents each,1 10 and over 50  cents each. For: stores, saloons, hotel offices,  and like places, the first lamp $1.50, 2 lamps $1.25  each, 3 lamps $1 each, 4 lamps 90 cents each, 5  and over 75 cents each. Special rates will be  made for halls and buildings where lights are  only used occasionally. In addition to the above  rates, the consumer pays for placing the lamps  in his premises at the following rates: For 2  lamps $2.50 each, from 2 to 20 lamps $2.25 each,  above 20 lamps $2 each. This charge is to pay  for labor and material, the latter becoming the  property of the consumer.  A   COaiSTRY  THAT  IS   UKtkii   W__I_L   ADVERTISE!).  There is little that is new to report of Slocan. In fact, much of the news regarding that  wonderful section of West Kootenay conies  from the outside, and the farther it travels the  more ''reliable" it is.    Men who have not been  within hundreds of miles of the new discoveries  know more about them than do the men who  made them.    No strike ever made was as well  advertised, and it is to be hoped that the advertising is backed by solid merit.    B. A. Bielen-  bei'g and Eli Carpenter returned this week from  the mouth of Carpenter creek, where they made  6 locations.    The ore found  is high grade and'  runs  into  the thousands,   but the size  of the  ledges are unknown.   In one place where a prospect hole was sunk, the pay streak widened rap- '  idly as depth was gained, and in other places  the outcrop showed the ledges to be from a foot  to 4 feet in width.    This strike is on the lake  shore and fully 10 miles from the discoveries on  the headwaters of Carpenter creek.    Hunter &  Co.-have a log store erected at the mouth   of  Carpenter creek and most of their supplies in.  The other parties who left Nelson week before  last are scattered along Slocan river, between  the forks and the lake, and have had varied luck.  One man lost all his outfit except flour by the  upsetting of a  boat, and had to send back to  Nelson for a fresh stock.    The trail is reported  at  the portage above the forks,   which leaves  about 10 miles yet to be made.  Angus Mclntyre  is running a.pack train from the railroad to the  end of the trail, and has all the freight he can  conveniently handle.    His packers report findings r^ood-look ing float   galena, near the   trail  above the forks, but it is not yet known whether  the find amounts to anything.    There is no end  of rivalry between the partisans of the Kaslo  creek route and those of the Slocan river route.  The former claim that the lack of a steamboat  on Slocan lake renders the Slocan river route  practically useless;  while the latter claim the  route up Slocan river is so much earlier that it  will  be  an old-traveled  route long before the  snow is off the divide on the Kaslo creek route.  If outside reports are to be believed, both routes  will be overcrowded in the spring.  Sales and Rumors oT Sales.  Several mining men and capitalists came in  from the outside this week, all apparently only-  too eager to get hold of mining claims. It is  reported that a 'controlling interest in the  Washington, a Slocan claim, was parted with  at a figure in the neighborhood of $50,000, $5000  of the amount being spot cash. It is also reported that a representative of New York capitalists made an offer of an even million for a  well-known Toad mountain mine, and almost  half that sum for a 12-26th interest in the same  property. Yet these are only rumors, perhaps  as baseless as the one that Ihe Nelson & Fort  Sheppard railway would be built next summer.  'PA  StcaBiiboating on the Colombia.  Captain Gore paid Nelson a first visit the fore  ^art of the week. He stated that the Columbia  was falling at the rate of 2 inches every 24  hours, but that the stage of water was yet very  good between the mouth-of the Kootenay and...  Little Dalles. He also stated that his ins-true-"--:  lions were to run the Lytton as long as trips  could be made with safety, regardless of the  business done. On her last trip up she had 27  passengers and 45 tons of freight.  Will the flSranclt be.Built.  The report is again revived that the Northern  Pacific will build a branch road to connect its  main line with navigable water on Kootenay  river. It is said that 8 bids have already been  received for the work, and the Kootenay (Idaho)  Herald is authority for the statement that  one of the largest sub-contractors on the Great  Northern has stored part of his outfit at Kootenay station in the expectation of working on  the branch next year.  '���������*���������'  ������PP^ *  7 r'ji -"ww rw"'  ?^"3_f^^r7p??^3 THE  MINEE.    NELSON,   B.  C,  SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE  5,  1891.  Cor. Baker and "Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &  T.   MA DDE  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T IE! US      T .Al H3 X_ IE  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  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  OOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  RuEIiSON, B. C_'y :  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river. ." ,  THE  ROOMS  THE TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is  acknowledged  the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  -TT  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  East Baker Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MAI.ONE   _&   TRKC-ILLIIS P.  TBAIJL,  B. C.  TOPPING & HANNA  .Proprietors  @oodi Table; &_������������������& Beds ; J-fyas-Close Liquors.  CHESS   'CO_LITH_V.������- PROB-LEJII   V.  BLACK, FIFTEEN PIECES.  WHITE, THIRTEEN PIECES.  Either side having the first move, to mate or self-mate in  two moves.  ���������A. POOR.-: COUNTRY'  FOR   POOR   U.  For the last 4 years there has been a great  rush to Africa, and the consequences are just  beginning to be known. W. E. Craft, who was  formerly in the grain business in Fresno, left  for Cape Town itiy 1886. Last month he returned  to San Francisco on a second-class ticket, and  intends to remain in California and begin at the  bottom again.    He says:  "South Africa is played out for everybody but  rich men. I knew that 2 years ago, but could  not get awayi and Iwas happy as a king, when,  the 1st of last July, I was finally aboard a  steamer and headed for London. I have been in  several booms, but the one in the Cape colonies  was the worst. Men flocked there from every  corner of the globe by the thousand. Prices  went up where you couldn't touch them with  a flagstaff; especially in the interior after gold  was struck. I have paid the equivalent of $2  for a piece of ham and bread and coifee, and  that in a cheap restaurant. The owners of the  mines have put in so much machinery and employ so many Kaffirs that there is no chance for  a white man. The diamond digging is all controlled by a trust, and so is everything else. A  man who is handy with tools can earn a living,  and that is all. Good carpenters and blacksmiths  make money, but it takes most of what they  make to live. All other working people there  go broke.  4 'The country is as wide open as Montana was  in 1880. Gambling dens are everywhere throughout the country, and: Cape Town is full of iniquity, because every man who first reaches South  Africa or who makes money in the mines spends  it there. There are many Americans all through  the colonies; and that surprised me much.  American goods are sold there, too, and compete  favorably with English made goods. You see  American wagons everywhere, and in the mines  American mining machinery is used. The country would be well enough if it were not for the  Kaffirs. They are worse than the Chinese and  are really slaves, although the contractors pretend to pay them in money for their services.  Many people are leaving now, and the steamer I  came away on was crowded with men who, like  myself, were sorry they ever stepped on African  ground. I predict that in a year there won't be  half as many white men in South Africa as there  are today." ��������� -  A Problem by Ton- Collins.  In the spring of '90, when the few people in  Nelson congregated of an evening in Fred  Hume's log store to spin yarns and make guesses  as to tbe number of tenderfoot capitalists likely  to be aboard the first boat, Tom Collins was in  his element. He had a fund of Indian stories  that were fresh and never tiresome, and when  not in a yarn-spinning mood could always be relied on to spring mathematical problems fashioned after the 15-puzzle���������problems that made  some of the boys wish they had never learned  "figerin" at school. Since that time Tom has  been too busy solving the problem of how to get  a home for his best girl to either tell stories or  propound problems. He is now out on the  Lizzie C claim, driving a tunnel on that property  in the hope that the ledge will be 100 feet wide  when reached. That he has not forgotten his  weakness the following proves:  ��������� y PROBLEM.    /  A, B, and C are points on a straight line 10 miles apart.  M isat .A andNis a B; N starts at 7 A. M. to go to C, trav-  , els at the rate of 1 mile an hour, and arrives at 5 P. M. M  starts after N at .7 A. M., overtakes him aind turns back,  reaching B at"5 P. M., having also traveled just 10 hours.  Where was N when M overtook him, and how far and at  what speed did M travel?  A Doctor that Knew How to Charge,  A. certain physician in New England had acquired an unenviable reputation for making his  bills as large as possible.    "Why," said one man  to another; speaking of the doctor,* "he brought  my daughter up fmm her attack of pneumonia  when 2 other physicians said that there was no  hope for her*; but when she was quite well again,  he charged 'me for-3 calls he made to Inquire in  a friendly way how she was getting on." "That  seems a little forced," admitted the other man;  "but it's nothing to an experience I had with  him at the sea-shore. We happened to be in  bathing at the same time one day, and"! swam  up to himy and inquired for his wife. 'She is  very well,' said the doctor; 'and your daughters?'  I asked. '' Theye're perfectly well, both of them,'  replied he, rather shortly, I thought. So I said:,  'I'm delighted to hear it; remember me to  them,' and swam away. And what do you think  I received from him a week op two later? An  itemized bill���������one item: To consultation at sea,  five dollars." Although no one has ever seen  that bill, the story clings to the doctor's name  to this day, after the lapse of many years."  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  FXBST-CLASS   IN   EVEKY   KESPECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE IS  MOT SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPL.3-E00M IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  "The  Finest Hotel in Toad  Mountain  District."  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NELS���������>M, 15. C.  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 ,MINEK: NELSON, ������, C, SATUEDAY, DECEMBEE 5, .J^L.  x  Nelson Sawmill Go. Ltd.  Yard:   At end of Flume.  Mill:   Two -'Miles 'South of Nelson.  Manufacture  The i-������ill  has  a capacity of 20,000 feet a day.  Orders will, receive prompt .attention.    ..     ,---,- v.  ���������    - . ��������� * j :,   *   ���������   ������������������ '" ���������.. ��������������������������� *i ���������'   ��������� -p.";  W*. Ni 10LEE,/See3:etaip  nffi       /Tolson block,  umces\End of Flume.  Telephone No. 2.  ������.��������������������������� The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for. business. Lumber���������good, bad, and indifferent ��������� on  hand or made to order.  "���������-���������f^f'&Q. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January 15th.;     .'--''- '*��������� '���������'.  s      ������������������    MANUFACTURERS'. OF-'O "'^T  OF .EVERY DESCRIBTION.  -J-T*JriJL C__7:-EC,  J~j__L  "������������������ 'i---- '"���������'   "   -'   ���������������������������������������������: K '   ���������  1?  (DELIVEREI>"AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,  OR   BALFOUR).  ������������������; .���������.-.���������^DRESSED.:  No. 1 flooring, 1 inch, per M   No. 2. ,���������,:���������'.< .   "f inch,  No. 1 ceiling, 1 inch,  No. 2        "       6 inch,  Rustic,       .������������������. "   Select cleq,'rr_$p,        '     "     .���������*.   No. 1 commonfD,-��������� ���������       ���������"   .;...   . "%v-    **>*W'i)_D. " ���������   Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot..  jv :*..'. ���������    'itOIJttll,".-  No. 1 common, pef,M*.   No. 2  Culls,  Shingles,  ���������^������������������'������������������/                "��������� .^ ./jfifliJLMiyJKS,  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot .2i@l0c  Mills 'at "-Pilot Kay,' Kootenay I^aJke.  $32 00  27 00-  32 00  27 00  .27 00  40 00  .-25'00  27 00  10  20 00  15 00  12 00  4 50  S. (3. Spalding,  Manager  It. IF. P������BRY, Agent at Nelson.  BfeStEMMEl. ������fc WATSON, Agents at Aii4Syor|li,.  MEM    ORE   I_������_LY-POfcY    WOMEN.  "It- isTthe fat girl that has  t lie  best   time,"  writes Ella Wheeler Wilcox in New York Truth.  "If you have not positive beauty, or the subtle  magnetic charm that carries all before it, you  merely waut to acquire flesh^lotsbf it, my dear  girl���������and you will have plenty of admirers. Men  like roly-poly women.   I know they will raise a  howl of denial, but all I. ask of you is to watch  them.    Time and again have I seen girls with  beautiful faces acting as wall-flowers.    I have  never yet seen a wall-flower who had fait shoulders and big arms and hips.    'I can't endure a fat  woman,' I heard a man say one day last winter.  But that evening I chanced to see him in a ballroom, where there was a great variety of pretty  women, -all"strangers to him.    He looked about  him with a critical eye, find finally said to me:  'Get ine an introduction to the girl in lavender  ���������she is superb.'    The girl in lavender was un-  noticeable in face and feature���������her complexion  was dull, her eyes lusterless; but she w;as sump-  tiipris; of \f orm.    Cushions  of soft; white  flesh  billowedup over her square-cut corsage, and her  arms were like the arms of an overgrown, Oyer?  fed baby.-r--sha.peless, fat; and dimpled.    During  the .evening, .5.rfOther: men came to the; hostess,  and, in my hearing, asked to. be presented 'to  the girl in lavender.'   A slender, spirituelle^irl,  famous for hep beautiful':!, face, did not recejve  half the,...attention 6;est6we^ upon thes fat girl.  Over and over again : I have observed the same  thin g;   Say whaS^iey will, criticise as t hey may,  men,ape neyepth.^less attentive toyou^gfW^men  with an; oyer s\ipplyqf flesh.    I think man have  an 'instinctive feeling that flesh means' benevolence, amiability, and repose;' at all events, they  give the oyer-plump girl a good time.    They  write poems about slender forms, and; they,describe their heroines in novels as spirituelje, and  they paint pictures of' sylphs, but ttoy seek the  fat girl's society in real life.'   They do not been me desperately>inC;l5ovey^ith herv perhaps, and  they do not all want to __Qarry,h.er; but t |iey like,  to dance with Ker, tpsit near her, arid to keep  other" ii I e n away: fro m her..    Th er ef o re, my dear  girl, if you want to insure yourself 'a good sociable time as you go along, acquire flesh.    Your  dress-maker will tell you that it is terrible to. be  stout; she will make yon .uncomfortable,, as only  a dress-maker  canf in  discussing your figure;  your lady fHehds will say your figure is 'horrid,'  'dumpy,'  '^ross,V 'disgusting.'    Men will make  sarcastic jests about fat pepple. in your presence,  but they will be ever. at, your side to. fill your  dancing-card, to give you .drives, and to pay you  all sorts of pleasant attentions.'    They will' be  ea^er to teach ybu'how to swim in the summer,  and to  \yalt? with you in the winter,    If you  wish tovhaye agay,  sociable time as you. go  along, and "never be., neglected .' or left at  one  side, c.'ulttvate/;rfat'.   13ig hips will do more "for  ybu-isiiah big eyes ; a -pige&EFchest will be better  t-ha^^-. fine ;'6qlpr,j/^a;Bax..dimpled--i-':Q)bpws-/ aud  creasesjin your, wrists will prove more fetching  for vou than classic'ffeatures." ^ ���������-'  TS������e Assertion not ISel-evcd.  One popular fallacy in connection with fish  may be noticed, namely, the oft-repeated assertion that the eating of that particular food increases brain povyer. ; \N"o one who has studied  the subject can "possibly believe the'assertion. A  man might eat a huge portion of fish every day  of his life, and on the, day of his death, if the  quantity of phosphorus (the brain invigorator)  consumed were to become visible, it would not  amount, to more than might probably suffice to  tip a couple of Inciter matches. Communities  have existed that lived almost solely on fish; but  these ichthyophagists were certainly not famAus  for intellectual attainments. No fishing community has given to. the. world' a. great'r^ali.  Men of mark���������poets,' preacher's, lawyers, warriors, philosophers, and physicians���������have, emails  ated, in Scotland, at any rate, froinsaIl classes  except the dshing class.   ��������� . ;    -f  A  Metal That Can't be Soldered.  One great drawback to aluminum is tha_t no-  method of soldering it has yet been found. A  speaker at a meeting of the "German Society of  Mechanical Engineers said that the difficulties  in working the metal were a greater obstacle  than the question of price.  w. J. WILSON.  \V.  PERDUE.  & PERDUE  PROPRIETORS OF  .AT  NELSON AND AINSW0ETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver s-amc at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake county.  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming,  D_v_C_A.3_-Z_E]   OOZ-^TZR^OTS    ���������������������������</  with  merchants for hauling freight to or from railroad  depot and steamboat wharf. *��������� ������������������'*'���������  i   ^ i       . i !-,  r  r -i  NELSON OEFICE AND  MARKET,  ��������� .-i'.  NO. II EAST BAKER STREET  S McINTTRE,  PROPRIETOR OF THE  IPIOII-TlEIEi-ie,  RAL and S  Corner Bluff* 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   00NTEA0T  T0-GAEEY PASSENGEES  .... and baggage, to. an.d fromi-hotels.;. also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  -'���������*'.:'railway depots.        "���������::'������������������  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove  aiul Cord wood  for Sale..  E. J. M0WAT& C0.-:  ..'   -    ���������(    ���������    ���������������������������-.':    v.:!.- .-���������     '  Contractors- and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all. kinds' of buildings and guaran  satisfaction.   Shop : corner Josephine aiKlBluft'sts.  tee  Plasterers" and Bricklayers  " Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished and estimates given on application.  Agents for the sale of LIME.  Address all commnnications to Nelson, B. C.  ���������ii  jSMfflSMMil&ii^^ THE  MDTEE:    KELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAI,  DECEMBEE 5, 1891.  "V  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-iri-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted 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 $10���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom. ,ty.  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.  _fif������IT4������RIAJL   KEIA_?KS.  Too  many Americans,   like   too  many Canadians, are prone to condemn all people and all  laws and ail customs with which they are not  familiar; they imagine their country far in advance of any other; they think themselves more  modern than their neighbors; they can see no  good in anything that is not of them.    These  opinions are not the result of inquiry, but are  rat her the result of in born pre j udices;   No in-  telligent American can  live for any length of  time in Canada without arriving at the conclusion that her laws and those of the state from  which he came are very much the same; that  her people and those of adjoining states are a  good deal alike; that there is as rnuch liberty  and freedom in the one country as in the other.  So with intelligent Canadians who live in the  United  States.    No  class  of people should be  freer from prejudices than prospectors, yet many.  of them are afraid to venture to the north side  of the international boundary line in the fear  that they  will be unjustly dealt with.   They  have an idea that the laws are only framed to  allow officials the power to discriminate against  Americans, and that the officials are only too  ready and willing to use the power given them.  This fear has no foundation on which to rest, as  the following goes to show.  James Hayes says in  an interview published in the Spokane Review:  " Before I leave the subject of mining, there is  " one other thing I want to tell you.    I would  "have gone to Toad mountain in the first ex-  " citement but for a belief I had that Americans  "stood no show in British Colu_fp>ia.    I have  " become convinced since I went there that iny  "opinion was   dead  wrong.    Many others  be-  " sides myself have  been laboring under the  " same mistake.    It arose out of the Sproule"  "incident, some 6 years ago, and  I am now  "satisfied that he suffered no in justice by reason  ���������'���������'���������of his being an American.   Another thing I  " am sure of is that the prospector is better pro-  " tected on the Canadian side than he is here,  "so that an American need be under no fear  '" that he will not get a square deal if he goes  " there."   And mr. Hayes is right, as hundreds  of American  miners and prospectors in British  Columbia will testify.   The quality of the immigrants coming into  this country should receive serious consideration. Canadians are apt to look only to the  numbers which come in to occupy the broad  fields of Canada, and are somewhat discouraged  because the population has not increased to the  extent which had been hoped for. A leading medical weekly in the States, referring to  the influx of immigrants there, says: It  scarcely needs comment to show the enormous  influence that such immigration has upon the  health, ��������� welfare, and prosperity of   this coun  try. It is a notorious fact that the quality  of this stream of humanity has diminished  within the last decade, and in just about geometrical ratio with its increase in numbers.  What a change from the days when men set out  across the seas to escape persecution or. to secure  wider civil and religious liberty to the time of  "assisted" immigration, when men leave their  country not for their own good, but the good of  their neighbors. Can we estimate the amount  of crime, ignorance, and insanity that will be  Inflicted upon this country in the defective descendants of these wretched beings.  The statement made recently by a Presbyterian missionary, that there was not a single  Christian in Nelson, is about on a par with the0;  statement made at Ottawa recently by a special  correspondent of the London Times, in effect,  that while in the United States he did not meet  with a single gentleman. It is just possible that  neither the canting missionary nor the burnptu-  ous special correspondent, by association, are  qualified to judge the traits that make the Christian or the gentleman.  Patrick Egan, the United States minister to  Chili, is a small man physically. He is wholly  self-educated, having begun life as a messenger  bov in a flour mill in stn Irish country town. He  rose to be managing director of the company in  Dublin, and afterwards became a large dealer in  corn. On coming to the United States, he settled at Lincoln, Nebraska, where he acquired ah  interest in a flour mill. He dresses quietly and  neatly, neither smokes nor drinks, andv the  chances are, is not the bold bad man he is represented to be by the Victoria Colonist and the  New York Times, the two leading organs of advanced English thought in America.  The New York Press has been publishing a  table containing a lot of interesting information  about the Tammany Hall office holders in New  York city. It begms with mayor Grant, who,  it says, has f^_l^i_t^psi^t>00'-out of 10 years in  political life ^s|^ls now enjoying a salary of  $10,000 per annum. Twelve of them originally  dealt in liquors and one was a bartender. This  latter gentleman is now a civil justice at $6000 a  year. The commissioner of public works was a  carpet layer, and 21 years in politics has netted  him $116,000. A gambler has characteristically  saved but $1000 out of 24 years at the game of  politics; while a lucky carpenter, who has become a police justice, is put down for $160,000.  {notary public)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  ���������.' and ;;���������'<..  Insurance Agent,  WEST  BA&EB8. STREET,..  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  .NE&SOM,  .So ���������.  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTEREST S in the  district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston  BUY AND SELL  Town Lots and Mineral  Claims,  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.  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS,  PATENT M  WHOLESALE     DEAAESg    M     CI������ARS.      KAYMOW������  -..���������������������������: SEWI!������������y';9iA������HI_������ES' llN   STOC_kl. ' :, '  ;  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets,  ���������ODE-LiL &  U-JK &*><  ;::���������'������������������-.������������������-.;; y,,: 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.  3PBICES TO STJITTHE TIMES  dealers in  r.- -���������- - S"  ��������� ' ��������� ��������� ���������    .- ��������� -  Groceries, Provisions, and  General Merchandise.  A STOCK OF  English Clothing, Men's  Furnishings, Dry Goods,  BOOTS,   ETC.  imported direct from the manufacturers, always on hand.  PosftofHce asad Teiep&oi&e in Store.  IPostoHice -Hope, Weisoii, B.C  ATO GENTS' FUEUISEDTG GOODS.  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  ;SE3^_k.SO__Sr_EI3   LTJMBBB  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Oor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  inw___uaa.-j-L_iJM.tt]--j-_iJW-T  nBP^J THE   MINEE,:    NELSON,   E.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE  5,   1891.  1 ������v  THE   FAVORABLE   TIME    FOR    ACTION.  It is pleasing to see that mathematical and  statistical science, which  plays so important a  part in the speculative interest of the business  world, have  at last been  exerted in   behalf of  woman.     It   remained  for an   Englishman   to  make up the table which every girl, who has not  taken a vow to remain single, ought to paste on  the inside of her parsol. The calculator takes  the earliest marrying age. to be 15 and makes 100  represent the certainty of marriage. On this  basis, the individual chance of any woman at  various periods of her life is expressed as follows:  Between 15 and 20 years      14������  Between 20 and 25 years       52  Between 25 and 30 years     18  Between 30 a fid 35 years ^      15������  Between 35 and 40 years       3|-  Betwcen 40 and 45 years:       2h  Between 45 and 50 years % of 1  Between 50 and 60 years "/:>'. i of 1.  Above the age of 60, the chance is only .001, or  1 in 1000. Of course there may be circumstances  which will modify the figures in some cases.  Charms of manner or appearance, the possession  of marked talents or even wealth may raise the  percentage. But the figure represents the grand  average; and no woman can hereafter make the  excuse that she did not know when the favorable time for action had arrived. What may be  expected after the performance of the.ceremony  may be gleaned from a partial tabulation by sir  Francis Galton. This eminent peer*, from an  investigation of 205 couples, found that 53 per  cent of wives had good tempers, while only 46  per cent of the husbands were similarly endowed.  Of the husbands, "22 had mild and docile wives,  and 24 of them had fretful, violent, and: masterful wives. Of 54 bad-tempered men, 32 had  good-tempered, and 22 bad-tempered wives. It  was also found that 23 per cent of wives are  fretful, 13 per cent violent, and 6 per cent  masterful." This would seem to indicate that  the position of husband is rather more desirable  than that of wife.. *, .-.-   ���������" "' -������.- -   "A IiraiBaoiis"'<W;'ii>IIorse Mead.       /'  ''Comanche," the most celebrated horse in the  United  States  cavalry service, died recently at  Fort Riley, Kansas.    He was 55. years of age,  and the only living thing belonging to the  United States service which escaped frern the  battle of the Little Big Horn, where general  Custer and his command were massacred. He  was one of the original mounts of the Seventh  cavalry, when the regiment organized in 1866,  and has been in almost every battle with the  Indians since. After the baitle of the Little.  Big Horn he was found covered with wounds  some distance from the scene of the massacre.  He was sent to Fort Meade, South Dakota, and  when the regiment was transferred to Fort  Riley "Comanche" was taken with it. Since  the battle of the Little Big Horn, in 1876, the  animal has been the per of the regiment and has  .not been saddled or bridled since that event.  His skin will be stuffed and mounted.  :      S"  Ancient. ISlood Stains  Windl Out.  The antiquarians of antique Edinburgh are  aghast and angered at a piece of unwitting vandalism that will strike Americans as somewhat  comic. Certain stains on the board floor and  the wainscotiug of a cham ber in Hollyrood  palace have been regarded for centuries as the  remains of the life-blood of David Rizzio, the  favorite of Mary Queen of Scots, and have been  shown as such to generations of visitors. Three  weeks or so ago, it was discovered that these  stains had totally disappeared, and investigation  showed that their removal was due to the use  by industrious attendants of a certain brand of  American soap which is warranted to clean  everything, and with the power* of which they  were evidently not properly acquainted.  A  Precaution  Against Catching ���������o5<I.  "I am fearful that we are going to have a long  and very cold winter," suggested a middle-aged  man to the stranger who sat beside him in a railway car on the Harlem road (says the New York  Times). No response came frqm the stranger,  who wore a tired look on his face and did not  appear to be sociable. "I say, I'm afraid we will  have a long and very cold winter," repeated the  sociable passenger.    "Well, if that is worrying  OIF1   TOZROISTTO,   OUSTT^IRIO.  MANUFACTUKEBS OF ALL DESCKIPTI0NS OF MABINE AND STATI0NAEY  British Columbia BSranch :   520' Cordova Street,  Vancouver.  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  Keep in stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  HOISTING  ENGINES AND  SINKING  PUMPS FOR  MINES.  <X>  O  CD  CD  EH  CD  O-  u  ������������������d  o  o  ? ."3  o  o  ��������� o  as  +=.  o  T~f>.  * -a  to    ������������������;  S*    '  O  EH    .  h-3  CD  O  CD  SO  CD  _      Oct  ss-   hJ  p    *���������i  p,       go  en .    O  O       CD  EE    o  >  on  2  Cfcj  P.  o-  CO  e-t-  ���������O  CO  bd  co  O  <  CD  m  t���������'-  ������-  go  CD  CD  O  CD  O  r  you," said the other man arousing himself out  of his reserve with a nervous jerk, "just go and  give somebody a promissory note for 4 months  for an amount larger than you can hope to pay.  Then you'll find that, the winter will pass away  so quick you won't have a chance to get cold."  Industry the  Remedy for  Agricultural Depression.  In a paper on "Agricultural Depression and  Waste of Time," in the October Forum, president David Starr Jordan, of the Leland Stanford  Junior university of California, maintains that  agricultural depression in this country is due  chiefly to the idle habits of most of our  farmers. He cites as an illustration of this  theory his experience one day when the train  in which he was traveling stopped at a little  town in Indiana, called Cloverdale: "A commercial traveler,, dealing in groceries and tobacco, got off; a crate of live chickens was  put on, and the cars started again. The stopping of a train was no rare sight in that village, for it happens two or three times every  day. The people had no welcome for the commercial traveler, no tears were shed over the departure of the. chickens; yet on the station steps  ������ counted 40 men and boys who were there when  the train came in���������farm boys, who ought to  have been at work in the fields; village boys,  who might have been doing something somewhere, every interest of economics and aesthetics  alike calling them away from the village, and p,lf  to the farms. Two men attended to all the business of the station. The solitary passenger  went his own way. The rest were there because  they had not the moral strength to go anywhere  else. They stood there on the station steps, embodied ghosts, dead to all life and hope,, with  only force enough to stand around and ^gape."  President Jordan regards this state of affairs as  typical of that which generally prevails in those  farming districts where "depression" exists. He  finds only one remedy for it, and that is industry.  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  GOMVEYASMCING.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  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 46.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Office:   Stanley Street.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENGINEEE AND AECHITEOT,  TOIiSON   IHTIIJMNG     NEIiSOBT, B. C. 6  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.; iSATTTEDAY,  DECEMBEE  5,   1891.  LAMP   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "John G. McGuigan's southwest corner"  (said post being located about 3 miles north of Carpenter  creek and 10 east of Slocan lake), running thence north 40  chains, thence east40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains to initial post; containing 160 acres more or  less. ��������� JOHN G.McGUIGAN.  Nelson, November 23rd, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that .60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "W. C. McLean's southwest corner" (said  post being located on Slooan 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 west40 chains to initial post; containing320  acres more or less. \v". C. McLEAN.  Slocan River, October 27th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after, date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked "John A. Watson's southeast corner" (said  post being near the junction of Carpenter and Seaton  creeks and about 6 miles east of Slocan lake), thence running north 40 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 40  chains, tlience east 80 chains to initial post; containing 320  acres more or less. JOHN A. WATSON.  Dated, October,26th, 1891.   ., ,   yy -.:.-.������  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  Kootenay lake on Kaslo creek, thence running north 40  chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains to place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or loss. G; M. LINDSAY.  Nelson, November 14th, 1891.        '  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief- commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase tlie 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, tben'cp east to  the lake shore, thence following said lake shore southerly  to initial point; containing 160 acres more or less.  JOSHUA DAVIES.  Kootenay Lake, B.C., October 5th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to y  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for -  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing at the  northeast corner of Joshua Davies's purchase on the west  shorecof Kooteiiaylake, near the-mouth of Fletcher creek,  thence west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence east  to Ihe lake shore, thence following said shore southerly to  initial point; containing. 160 acres more or less.  WILBUR A. HENDRYX.  Kootenay Lake, B. C., October oth, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date 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 east 40 chains, thence south 80 cliains, thence west  to the river bank, thence following river bank to poiiit 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, tlience north 80 chains along the shore of Slocan river,  thence east 40 chains, thence south 80 cliains, thence west  40 chains to point of commencement; containing 320 acres  more or less. R. E. LEMON.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post  on the west shore of Kootenay lake, about ������one7half mile  south of Fletcher creek, thence west 40 chains more or less,  thence south 40^chains, thence east to the lake shore, thence  following the lake shore to the initial point; containing 160  acres more or less. H. ANDERSON.  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 hank, thence following  river bank to point of commencement, containing 160 acres  more or less. ARTHUR C.  DICK.  Nelson, October 2ith, 1891.  v Notice is hereby given that 60 clays after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of-lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land: Commencing at a stake marked T. J. Roadley's S. W. post, on  Slocan riv< r, about three miles from its source, running  east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence west 40  chains, more or less to river bank, thence following river  bank to point of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. T. J. ROADLEY.  Nelson, October 23rd, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works. for  permission to purchase the following tract of land situate  in West Kootenay district: Commencing at a postmarked  "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 chains  to initial post; containing 320 acres more or less.  Balfour, B. C, October 13th, 1891. J. E. STARK.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  make application to the chief comniissioner of lands and  works for permission to purchase the following described  , tract of land, situate in West Kootenay district and described as follows: Commencing at a post marked J. K's  N. E. corner, 20 chains north of the center Of the forks of  Kaslo creek, thence "west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains,  thence east 40 chains, thence north to the point of com  mencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  JOHN KEEN.  Kaslo City, Kooteiiay Lake, B. C, October 1st, 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 marked A. M. Wilson's N.  W. corner, placed on the east shore of Slocan lake about  200 yards north of a large creek which flows into the lake  about 3 milesnorth of what is known as Carpenter creek,  thence east 40 chains, thence south to the lake shore,  thence following, the meanderings of the lake shore in a  westerly and northerly direction to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Ainsworth, November 2nd, 1891. A. M. WILSON.  '" Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief com missioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked G. B. W., S. W.  corner pofet, situate about 20 chains north of the southeast  corner of Angus McGillivray's land, about one-half mile  east of Slocan lake and about 10 chains south of Carpenter  creek, tlience east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence south 40 chains to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Ainsworth, October 31st, 1891.   . , G. B. WRIGHT.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post marked James Delaney and  Thomas M. Ward's S. W. post, about, one-half mile from  Slocan lake, running east 40 chains, thence north 40 chains  more or less to the shore of the lake, thence in a westerly  direction following the lake shore to the source of the  Slocan river, thence following the bank of the river in a  southerly direction to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.        JAMES DELANEY,  Nelson, October 24th, 1891. THOMAS M. WARD;  Notice is herebygiven 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 upbn;the east shore of  Slocan lake, near Carpenter creek, marked A. H., S.'W.y  corner,- thence, running������������������;north 80 chains, thence east 20  chains, thenceysouth 80 chains more or less to lake shore,  thence west following meanderings of the shore to point of  commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  Nelson, October 30th, 1891. WILSON HILL.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake placed near the outlet of  Slocan lake, marked H. & A.,'S. ,W. corner, thence running  east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east 20 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence west 60 chains more or less  to shore of lake, thence south 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  land: Commencing at a stake.marked James Dawson's N.  W. post, situate on the Slocan river about one mile from  the Slocan lake, thence running south 80 chains, thence  east 40 chains, tlience north 80 chains, thence west 40  chains to point of commencement; containing 320 acres  more or less. JAMES DAWSON.  Nelson, October 24th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief enmmissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following tract of land: Commencing at a stake marked A. McG. S. W. about half  a mile south of Carpenter creek on Slocan lake, thence  80 chains, north following the meanderings of the lake,  thence 40 chains east, thence 80 chains south, thence  40 chains west to point of commencement; containing 320  acres more or less. ANGUS McGILLlVRAYr.  Ainsworth, B. C, October 17th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described land in  West Kootenay district: Commencing at a post at the  southeast corner of lot 209, group 1, West Kootenay, tlience  west 60 chains, thence south 80 chains, thence east 60 chains,  more or less, to shore of Kootenay lake, thence following  high-water mark in a northernly direction to initial post;  containing 480 acres, more or less.  KASLO-KOOTENAY" LAND CO.  Kaslo City, November oth, 1831.   Per G. T. Kane.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of. lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land:   Situate at the junction of Sandon and Carpenter  creeks (the latter a tributary of Seaton creek; which flows  into the east side of Slocan lake). Commencing at a post  near the right bank of Sandon creek, thence west 40 chains,  thence north 40 chains, (crossing Carpenter "creek) thence  east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains to point, of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  BRUCE WHITE,  Nelson, November 9th, 1891. JOHN SANDON.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a post placed upon the shore at ther  head of Slocan lake, marked H. A., S. E. corner, thence  running north 20 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence  south 40 chains, thence east to shore of lake and following  meanderings of shore to point of commencement; 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 tractyof,  land: Commencing at a post marked "S.L S W," being oh  the eastern boundary of J. W. Cockle's preemption and  situate on the northern shore of Crawford bay, KoOtenay  lake, thence east along lake shore 20 chains, thence north  80 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence south 80 chains to  place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  ..:.-". -."���������������������������'"���������������������������'���������:   ������������������,,::.���������:"���������    W.P. SLOAN,  Balfour, B. C, October 13th, 1891.     GEORGE LAIRD.  ��������� ���������   t- ���������' ��������� ��������� '    '        -  - <.      " ��������� .  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend  tp apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the 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 40n chains, theiice 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 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 A. J. W., S. E. corner, on the north shore Kaslo bay, Kootenay lake, B.C,  thence running west 40 chains, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 60 chains more or less to lake shore, thence  following lake shore to initial post; containing 200 acres  more or less. A. J. WHALEN.  Ainsworth, B. C., November oth, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake on west bank of Slocan >  river, about.2 miles from.Slocan lake and marked F. & C,  N. E. corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence south  80 chains,, tlience east 40 Chains more or less, to the river,  thence following the meanderings of the river to pOint of  commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Ne-lsoii, October 24th, 1891. M. M. FRY.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commisioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land: Commencing at a stake on west bank of Slocan  river, about 3 miles from Slocan lake and marked F. & C,  N. E. corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence south  80 chains, thence east 40 chains more or less to the river,  thence following the meanderings of river to the point of  commencement; containing 320 acres more or less..  Nelson, October 24th, 1891. A. D. COPLEN.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  chief commissioner of lands and works to purchase 320  acres, more or less, of land in the district of West Kootenay,  commencing at a post placed on the east shore of Slocan  lake about 40 chains south from the mouth of Seaton creek;  thence west along the lake shore 40 chains; thence north  along the lake shore SO 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. FARWELL.  NOTICE.  A court of revision and appeal under the Assessment Act  will be held at the government office,. Nelson, on Thursday,  1 December 10th, at 10 A. M. N. FITZSTUBBS,  Chairman court of revision and appeal.  Nelson, November 13th, 1891.  . NOTICE. ~~ ~~~  A lis pendens has been recorded against the mineral  claims "Chambers," "Monarch," and "Mattie B," in the  Slocan country, upon a suit in the county court, by the undersigned, to have it declared that Charlie Chambers has  only one-fourth undivided interest in these claims. ���������  THOMAS SHEARER,  EDWARD BECKER,  Nelson, November oth, 1891.       CHARLES F. KENT.  WARNING   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I am the owner of an undi  vided one-sixth interest in the mineral claims Washington  and I C, situate in the Slocan district and recorded at Nelson in the names of William Lynch and M. Kinney. All  persons are hereby warned against purchasing the interest  in said claims recorded in the name of M. Kinney, pending  litigation. W. E. MURRAY.  Ainsworth, B. C, October 17th, 1891.  WARNING   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I will not be responsible for  any debts contracted by one George Webber, whether the  debts be contracted in my name or that of Walter & Webber or in his own name. LEOPOLD WALTER.  Nelson, B. C, November 20th, 1891.      ^ !  SB''*"*..��������� THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   C,  SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE  5,  1891.  v"1  H  f  W  TIMBER   LEASE   NOTICES.  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 purpose:  1. 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 about 40 chains to  end of the timber; thence west 20 chains, more or less, to  the river; thence north along the river and timber to place  of commencement; containing 560 acres, more or less.  2. pommencing at a post on the east side of the Duncan  river, near mountain, about 2������ miles south from 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 and east to place of commencement;  containing 260 acres, more or less.  3. Commencing at the mouth of the east fork of the  Duncan river, on the west bankpf said river; thence south  along the bank of the river about 2 miles to end of the timber; thence north and west along-the mountain about 5  miles; thence east to the river 20 chains, more or less;  thence south along the river to place of commencement;  containing 1060 acres, more or less.  4. Commencing,at a squared treeatfoot of mountain on  east side of Duncan river, about 3^ miles south from 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 about 20  chains to the mountain; thence north along the mountain  to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres, more  .-.or less.- '���������"��������������������������� ,,. '.���������.���������'-.���������  5. Commencing at a post on the east side of the Duncan  river, about half a mile above the big flood wood jamb;  thence south about40chains; thence east 30 chains; thence  north 45 or 50 chains; thence west 30 chains; thence south  to place of commencement; containing 130 acres, more or  less. ��������� ���������"'..... '..  6. Commencing at a point three-quarters of one mile up  the Duncan river;from- the mouth of east fork on east side  of river; thence north and west along said river about 2  miles to end of the timber; thence north about 40 chains  to the mountain ; thence east arid south along the mountain about 2 miles; thence west 40 chains, more or less, to  the river and place of commencement; containing 600  acres, more or less.  JOSHUA  DAVIES   &   W.( P.   SAY WARD.  August 3rd, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date we intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  the following described tracts of land for lumbering pur-  . poses: ���������' ,'���������' ������ i  ���������'"'��������� Commencing 20 chains north Of a post on the south side  of Duck creek, on the Kootenay Valley Meadow Land  Company's survey; thence east 20 chains; thence north 50  chains; thence west 30 chains; thence south 10 chains;  thence west 30 chains; thence south 30 chains; thence east  20 chains; thence south 10 chains; thence east 20 chains to  place of commencement; containing 210acres, more or less.  Commencing at a point on edge of the meadow near or  at H. Anderson's S. W. corner; thence east 70 or 80 chains;  thence south 60 chains; thence east 10 chains; thence south  30 chains, more or less, to the Kootenay Valley Meadow  Land Company's survey; thence west and north along said  boundary to place of commencement; containing500 acres,  more or less.  Commencing at a post and tree on the trail on the south  side of Duck creek, about 2 miles from its mouth; thence  east 30 chains; thence north 60 chains; thence east 10  chains; thence north 60 chains; thence west 50 or 60 chains,  across the creek to foot of mountain; thence south along  creek and mountain 120 chains; thence east 10 chains, more  or less, to place of commencement; containing about560  acres. DAVIES-SAYWARD CO.  July 11th, 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  the following described tracts of land, for lumbering purposes, both situated oh Goat river:  1. Commencing at a post near trail on Goat river, north  side, taking in the river north and south 30 chains; thence  east along mountain and river 80 chains; thence north 30  chains; thence west 80 chains; thence south 30 chains, to  place of commencement; containing about 240 acres.  2. Commencing at a post on north side of Goat river,  near the trail, thence east about 80 chains to the creek;  thence south about 10 chains to side of burnt hill; thence  east 3 miles to the mountains; thence north about 2 miles  to the mountains; thence west and south about 4 miles  along the mountains; thence sOuth about 2 miles to the  place of commencement.  Commencing at a post sections 24 and 25, I. P., towmship  7, on east boundary of Kootenay Valley Land Company's  survey; thence south 20 chains from said post; thence east  60 chains; thence north 20 chains; thence east 80 chains;  thence north 80 chains; thence west 20 chains; thence  north 80 chains, more or less, to the end of the bottom  lands as per map; thence west 10 chains; thence north 40  chains; thence west. 20 chainsjs'thence south 20 chains;  thence west 50 chains; thence south 80 chains; thence east  10 or 20 chains; thence south 20 chains; thence west 40  chains to a post on the south bank of Goat river, marked  Section 25; thence south 74 chains and 65 links along said  section line to place of commencement; containing 2200  acres of land-more or less.  Commencing at a post on the south bank of Goat river  on the Kootenay Valley Land 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 high 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.  Dated July 1st, 1891. Per J. C. H.   Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for per  mission to lease the following described tract ofjand for  lumbering purposes: Beginning at a stake marked G. O.  B. S. W> corner, which stake is about k mile northwest  from the bead of Slocan lake, thence north 20 chains, thence  west 20 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence west 20  chains, thence north 20 chains, thence west 20 chains*  thehce north 20 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence north  20 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence north 20 chains,  thence west 20 chains, thence north 20 chains, thehce west  20 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence west 20 chains,  thence north 80 chains, thence east 40 chains,, thence south  20 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thence east 20 chains, thehce south 40 chains, thence east  20 chains, thence south 20 chains, thehce east 20 chains,  thehce south 20 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south  20 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thehce east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence east  20 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence east 20 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 60 chains to the place  of commencement; containing 1760 acres more or less.  Nelson, October 31st, 1891. G. O. BUCHANAN.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease for cutting timber the following described land : Beginning at a post marked "southeast corner of G. B. Wright's timber lease," near the trail recently  built up Schroder creek, said post being about 3 miles from  the mouth of Schroder creek, thehce running west along  said Schroder creek 160 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east toward Kootenay lake 160 chains, thence south  to place of commencement; containing 1200 acres, more or  less. G. B.WRIGHT.  Ainsworth, October 22nd, 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 hear 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. s     DENNIS CAIN.  y Nelson, B.C, 12th November, 1891. ������  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 ������f,mile, thence west 1 mile,  thence south about f of a mile to D. Cain's N. E. corner,  thence west.1 mile to starting point; J. F. HALEY.  Nelson, November 19th, 1891.  :;/yy   y  '     PRIVATE   BILL   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given; that application will be made at  the next session of the legislative assembly of the province  of British Columbia for ariact to incorporate a company  to construct, equip, maintain, and operate a line of railway  from some point on Kootenay lake by.way of Kaslo or other  pass up the North Fork of Kaslo creek to some point at or  near the summit between Kootenay and Slocan lakes, or  the vicinity of the recently discovered mines in that section,  with powers of extending said railway in any direction as  may hereafter be deemed requisite for the transportation of  ores and other products, with powers of building and operating branch lines from said railway to such mines as may  now be or hereafter be discovered in the 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 Columbia, 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,  Ward creek, or either of their forks, with power to the  company to build flumes and acqueducts, lay pipes, erect  dams, acquire lands, purchase waterworks already in operation, and do all things necessary for the purposes aforesaid. C.Di MASON,  November 16th, 1891. Solicitor for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session, for an act for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, equipping and operating waterworks at the town of Nelson, in West Kootenay district, in  said province, and for the purpose thereof, granting to the  company the privilege of taking water from Cottonwood  Smith creek, Wark creek, and other suitable points, with  power to the company to build flumes and acqueducts, lay  pipes, erect dams, acquire lands, and do all things necessary  for the purpose aforesaid.      BODWELL & IRVING,  November 18th, 1891. Solicitors for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that at the next session of the legislature of British Columbia application will be made for the  passage of a private bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate, and maintain tramways, for the purpose of  conveying passengers, freight, and ores from some convenient point near Nelson to any point or points within a radius  of 20 miles from Nelson, also to use so much of the waters  of the Kootenay river as may be necessary for the purpose  of generating electricity to be used either as a motive  power for the said tramways, or to be supplied 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; also to erect, lay, construct,  and maintain all necessary works, buildings, pipes, poles,  wires, appliances, or conveniences necessary or proper for  the generating and transmitting of electricity or power.  BODWELL & IRVING,  November 12th 1891. Solicitors for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session, for an act to incorporate the  Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited Liability, the object of said company is to construct, mantain, equip, and  operate electric light works at the town of Nelson, in West  Kootenay district, and for the purposes thereof, granting  to the company the privilege of taking water from Cottonwood Smith creek for motive power to operate the works  of the company, with power to the company to erect poles  and string wires in the streets of Nelson, purchase works  already in operation, and do all things necessary for the  purposes aforesaid. C. D. MASON,  November 16th, 1891. Solicitor for applicants.  APPLICATION   FOR   WATER   RIGHT.  Notice is here by given that 30 days after date we intend  to apply to the assistant commissioner of lands and works  , for West Kootenay,district for permission to divert for 99  years 10,000 inches ������of water from Kaslo river at a point  about 2 miles from its mouth, thence following the natural  grade of north and south bank or adjoining benches or  bench easterly to Kaslo City, thence, across said city in  such directions as may be required for the use of inhabitants of said city for domestic, agricultural, manufacturing, fire protection, and all other purposes for which water  is generally used by a community.  KASLO-KOOTENAY LAND CO.  Kaslo City, November 5th, 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," "Mande-E,"."Noble5,"and "Knoxville"  mineral claims, and two-fifths undivided interest in each  of the 'Northern Belle" and "Blue Jay" mineral claims;  all situate in the Slocan country.      CHARLES OLSON.  .  Ainsworth, November 21st, 1891.  DISSOLUTION   OF   PARTNERSHIP. 0  The firm of Hamber, Thynne & Henshaw of Vancouver  and Nelson has been dissolved by mutual consent. Mr.  Hamber will continue the Nelson business and messrs.  Thynne and Henshaw the Vancouver business, each taking  over the respective assets and liabilities of the offices as  above mentioned.  Nelson, B. C, November 10th, 1891.  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.  IHtilB   SPEEDS   ON    RAILWAYS.  English Engineer:    "In our last impression  we gave particulars of certain fast railway trips  made  in  the United  States.    We felt certain  while we wrote that someone at  the other side  of the Atlantic would hasten to assure the world  that the running of a single mile at the rate of  90 miles an hour was for an American locomotive no such remarkable feat after all; and, as  anticipated, so it has fallen out.    A correspondent of the Railway Master Mechanic, writing on  the 14th of September from Buffalo, directs attention to a report in the Chicago Herald of a  certain trip made last April by Jay Gould on  the Chicago & North-Western railway,  when  a distance of 8^ miles was covered in 5 minutes.  This is  going "one better" with  a vengeance.  The statement means that a speed of 102 miles  an hour was attained and maintained for 5 minutes, and yet nothing broke.    We shall not be  surprised to hear that even this marvelous performance has been exceeded.    When our friends  in America begin record breaking they seldom  know where to stop.    However, in this country  there are sanguine individuals who believe that  100 miles an hour may be safely and regularly  attained.    Far be it from us to assert that they  are wrong.    To run an engine for a single mile  at a speed of 80 or 90 miles an hour is a very  different  operation   from  running  one over a  distance  of say, 200 miles at the same speed*  We are  a long  way from  that  as   yet.    But  it     may     be     taken    as    certain    that   if   it  could   be   made   to   pay   our locomotive   superintendents are quite prepared  to run trains  at an average speed of 60 miles an hour over  long distances.    It is altogether doubtful, however, that it would be possible to earn a profit  unless the fares were raised to a point which  would render such trains strictly limited in more  senses than one.    In the United States, where  enormous distances have to be traversed,  it is  possible,   that  such  trains may be  in request.  Here we do not think there is any demand for  higher speeds than are now attained daily by our  best expresses.    In conclusion, we may perhaps  add that we do  not  mean  to imply that the  Chicago Herald says wittingly that which is not.  But we are only able to believe what we can, and  our faith in our contemporary is not sufficient  to counter-balance the intrinsic improbability of  the story that Jay Gould or any one else ever  traversed 8������ miles in 5 minutes.    That he ran 5  miles in 8^ minutes is, however, a statement not  beyond   our   powers   of   belief.    Even   on  the  South-Eastern railway that speed is occasionally  attained."  geSf  !^^;g&^a 8  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,  E.   C,   SATUEDAY,  DECEMBEE  5,   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  ���������������������������������������������..:-.;::" ',.". :.'Y<-- and compare Prices. ���������:������������������?/'���������-..���������-���������;'/���������:���������.���������':' -..'..'������������������l:.'  Main Street, EEfELSTOIE.  9 and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON.  smajll '.\ij������������;ets;- of^ewis.  The Bank of Montreal will open ay branch at  Nelson in the spring, having leased the east half  of the Mara building. The west half of the same  building has been leased by the Hudson's Bay  Company, who, it is said, will put in a stock of  general merchandise in the spring. The Bank of  Montreal and the Hudson's Bay Company are 2  of Canada's most solid trading and financial  companies. *  The small patches of arable land in the valleys of the southern portion of West Kootenay  rival the best lands in the coast district in productiveness. Wilson & McBride have a ranch  on the Columbia river, about Smiles west of  Robson, on which they have grown fine vegetables this year. A cabbage sent The Miner  last week weighed 16������ pounds. The head was  firm and solid, and pronounced by those who  should know equal to any grown in the interior  districts of the province.  The tenders for the wharf at Nelson were  opened on the 4th, and sent to Victoria for final  action. It is said' there were 6 tenders in, but  the government agent does not see fit to make  the figures public. This is a wrong action. All  tenders for public works should be published.  R. Blundell has sold his lot on the southeast  corner of Baker and Stanley streets to F. S.  Barnard of Victoria for $2000. Mr. Barnard  owns the adjoining lot and has directed A. E.  Hodgins, the architect, to make plans for a  2-story building, to be erected at once. The  building will have a frontage of 60feet on Baker  street and a depth of 50 feet on Stanley.. The  ground" floor will be divided into 3 20 x 50-foot  stores and.the second story into 5 or 6 offices.  NOTICE.  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 for lumbering purposes for a  term of 25 years the following, tract of land situated in  West. Kootenay district'and described as foUows: Commencing at the southwest corner of M. S. Davys's limit,  thence south 100 chains, thence east 100 chains, thence  north 100 chains, thence Mrest 100 chains to point of commencement; containing 1000 acres more or less.  NELSON SAWMILL COMPANY,  Per W. J. Goepel, Manager.  Nelson, B.C., November 30th, 1891.  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase,the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked Ross Mahon's S. E. corner, situate on west  bank Slocan river, about I mile about forks, thence 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. ROSSMAHON.  < 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.  PRIVATE   BILL   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that at the next session of the legislature of British Columbia application' will be made for the  passage of a private bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate, and maintain tramways, for the purpose Of  conveying passengers, freight, and ores from some convenient point near Nelson to any,point or points within a radius  of 25 miles from Nelson, also to take and use from the  Kootenay river, in the vicinity of the falls of the said river,  so much of the waters as may be necessary to obtain therefrom 5000 horse power, for the purposes of, generating electricity to be used either as a motive power for. the said  tramways, or to be supplied by the applicants to consumers as a motive power for hauling, pumping, lighting,  smelting, drilling, or for any other purposes for which it  may be applied or be required; with power to the applicants to construct and maintain buildings, erections, raceways, or other works, in connection therewith for improving and increasing the water privilege; and also to enter  upon and expropriate lands for a site for power houses, and  for dams, raceways, or such other works as shall be necessary; also to erect, lay, construct, and maintain all necessary works, buildings, pipes, poles, wires, appliances, or  conveniences necessary or proper for they'generating- and  transmitting of electricity.or power within the area above  described; BODWELL & IRVING,  November 12th 1891. Solicitors for applicants.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made  to the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session, for an act for the purpose of  constructing, maintaining, equipping, arid operating water  works at the town of Nelson, in the Kootenay district, in  said province, and for the purposes thereof granting to the  company the privilege of taking water from the Cottonwood Smith creek, the Ward creek and other suitable  points,  with power to the company to build flumes and  acqueducts, lay pipes, erect dams, acquire lands, and do  all things necessary for the purposes aforesaid.  BODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the applicants.  Dated 18th November, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that at the next session of the  legislative assembly application -will be made for a private  bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate and  maintain a system of electric lighting in and about the  present town of Nelson and its vicinity, and for that purpose to. take so much of the waters of Cottonwood Smith  creek as may be necessary for generating electricity for the  supply Of the said systerii; with power also 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 necessarv.  BODWELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the applicants.  Dated 18th November, 1891.  No. 6 Houston & Ink Building, Nelson, B^ C.  .tiEMERAI. AGENCY; '  ,  London & Lancashire Life Insurance Company,  AGENCIES       ' "' * -'-'������������������' Sir Donald A. Smith, chairman.  Accident Insurance Company of North America,  The celebrated Taylor safes (3 on hand for sale).  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Kcvclstoke,  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 *fc Ink Building, Josephine Street.

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