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The Miner Feb 28, 1891

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Array .-"X)  i.y  J  :������  .   /wT  .������������������ #"  yr  '/���������'���������  <���������"���������  -'".        /  Vfc*-1-'  J  /  A  is-  j*-  .     Only  Paper  Printed  in the  Kootenay  Lake Itlin-  ing ''Districts.  For Kates  of Subscription and  Advertising  See Fourth Page.  KUMBEE 37.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,  PEBEUAEY   28,  1891,.  U A YEAE.  THE   PEOPLE    BJHSIMANBV. RAILWAY   COMPETITION.  Charters are being applied -for. for'railways  through the southern districts of the province.  If built, these railways will do much to aid the  ���������developmerit of the mineral resources of Kootenay and.Yale districts, as well as make accessible  large areas of land in every way suitable for  fanning and grazing. By no other means can  these districts be changed from their present undeveloped state. The question as to whether  these roads connect with systems in the "United  0 States or with systems in Canada is of no more  importance than the question as to whether the  /people who will dwell in these sections come  from the United States or from eastern Canada.  The construct ion  of the roads will increase  the  taxable property of the province; will  give permanent employment to many people;-.' and be directly the cause of adding thousands to the population of a section  of the Dominion none too thickly populated.  Other portions of the Dominion, situated adjacent to the United States, have prospered and  thrived by being allovved the privilege-of building railways to connect with the American systems, and there is no good reason to believe that  a contrary effect will be the result- to our people  if permitted to do likewise. Scarce a month has  elapsed since the oldest town on the mainland  o������the province was connected by railway with  the Puget Sound towns in the United States;  this too after years spent in overcoming; the opposition of '.rival towns backed up by the same  great railway corporation that is using all its  great power and influence to prevent the opening of the southern portions of Yale and  Kootenay districts by railways���������unless the. railways are branches of its system.  The people of the Kootenay Lake country are  opposed  to being compelled to give their trade  to any one corporation or any one town in Canada. ' They believe they have a sort of inalienable right to trade where they see lit, and to have  their goods and chattels transported over  the  most practicable route.    This privilege is sought  to be denied them by the people of interior hamlets like Revelstoke and  Donald; a people who  dare not openly oppose the behests of the great  corporation   that    furnishes   them    with   daily  bread.    But although these people do the bidding of their masters, their demands will have  little weight if  the free  miners, mechanics, and  business    men     of     West     Kootenay    district  give   their    moral    support    to    the    district's  representative    in   the     legislative     assembly.  Mr. Kellie is working hard  to secure the people  of  the  lake  country   a  railway  outlet   to  the  south, and, while in doing so he is but redeeming  the pledges made before and after election, he is  justly entitled to all the aid our people can give  hi in.   He is the onlv man that Kootenav district  ever sent to   Victoria that has lived  up to his  pledges.    Mr. Kellie is in favor of giving a free  held to capitalists who wish  to engage in railway building, so long as the capitalists ask for no  special privileges from the province, and in advocating that policy he should be backed up by  every free miner in British Columbia.  .More   Litigation   over   ^aluahic  Mineral   Claims.  A strong company has been organized at Victoria, with J. E. Boss as manager, to operate on    ,  Toad mountain.   One of the properties on which   j  the company expects to begin work in the early I  spring is the Grizzly Bear. And already trouble j  begins. The Grizzly Bear is, or was, owned by  the Frys. They have complied with the law, as  they understood its provisions. The annual assessment work was faithfully performed and  duly recorded; but. owing to the re-recording, in  189(3, being made before the expiration of the  year of holding, the claim was held to be open  for relocation at the expiration of the year from  the date of the re-record, and was so relocated  by M. Kealev and William Ryan.   These parties  have, so it is understood at Nelson, disposed of  a half interest in the claim to Dan McGillivray  of Vancouver,.'-in" consideration of the hitter  fighting the Fry application for a crown grant.  Toad Mountain district seems toQbe out of luck,  in that so many of its valuable claims are  thrown into litigation as soon as they are in a  fair way of being developed. The Miner is not  a lawyer, and it does hot wish to prejudge the  case before it is tried on its merits, but it believes that any owner of a mineral claim who  has performed the assessment work required by  law should be entitled to the claim, notwithstanding a,ny and all technicalities.  ���������H>OI>    Nfl. WS    IF    TRUE.  The following telegram was received at The  Miner Office by Friday's mail:  Victoria, February 21st.��������� To the Editor of The  Miner: The government announce the repeal of the  royalty clause of the Railway Aid Act. Give the credit to  Kellie and the mining commission. All l-mile blocks embracing mineral claims and townsites will be given up by  the Columbia & Kootenay Railway Company.  HOT   SPRINGS.  As the sender of the above was either ashamed  of his name or afraid to use it, The Miner cannot vouch for the reliability of the statements  therein contained.  A Suggestion likely to  we  Aeted on.  The suggestion made by The Miner that the  government   extend aid to   any company that  will erect large reduction works at the falls of  Cottonwood Smith-creek is likely to be acted on.  The aid,   as outlined by The Miner, will not  take a dollar from the provincial  treasury; on  the other hand, it will  increase the revenues of  the  province.    The  unsold   lots   in  the  Nelson  townsite  belong to the government, and their  value can  be made much or little, according to  the action taken by the government in matters  that, effect the town's future.    If a. liberal policy  is pursued in the way of street improvements and  'wharf accommodations, and   generous  aid   extended to reduction works, the unsold lots in Nelson will be a source of great revenue to the province ;  but, on  the  other  hand, if  a niggardly  policy is pursued in local improvements, and aid  in the way of land be given to a reduction-works  company, the result will be that the unsold lots  in Nelson will be a very poor asset on which to  realize when funds are  needed by the province.  Give  a  reduction-works company one-third of  the unsold lots in Nelson on condition that complete smelting, milling, and refining plants are  erected at the falls of Cottonwood Smith creek;  and in   doing so, the  gift would not be a jug-  handled one, over the giving of which could he  raised a howl that the province was being plundered for the benefit of speculators.  'Smelter Prospects..'  A   well-known    railway    man,   and   one   too  that is doing much to attract capital toward the  lake  country,   writes The  Miner  as  follows:  "Two   companies,   or   rather   two   parties with  English capital, profess to be able to build a  smelter at Nelson, and are negotiating with the  provincial government for site, etc., but a, good  live Yankee concern would put them all to  flight in the matter of expediency and expedition." The Miner agrees with the railway  man; at the same time a little English capital  is a handy thing to have lying around loose.  TBic   Outlet   Closed.  The thermometer at the government office at  Nelson registered 20, 24, 14, 15, 15, 3, and 8 degrees at 9 P.M., and 20, 2(3, 28, 28, 28, 1(5, and 28 at  4 P.M., for the 7 days ending tonight. The outlet was completely" frozen over on Tnursday  night, and now presents a surface as smooth as  glass.  '���������ASSAYS ''ItAXiaXi;    IKOD1 '���������: $i9S... TO > $2400.  The tunnel in the Silver King is now within 14  feet of  the incline shaft, and tlie  noise, of the  work can plainly be heard in the crosscut at the  bottom of the latter.    The crosscut is free from  water, and  there remains only about 4 feet  in  the sump.    When connection  is made, sinking  in the shaft will be resumed, and the tunnel will  also   be   continued  on   towards  the  Kootenay  Bonanza 'ground. The same favorable conditions e^xist in the tunnel���������solid ore,/.'-'carrying  away up iii silver. The lowest assay obtained  this week., was '$193 and the highest $2400. Tlie  latter assay was obtained from:-ore that did not  appear to be rich, and the result was quite, a  surprise to the boys. Every man in Toad Mountain district (except one or two) is satisfied that  the Silver King is a big mining proposition, and  that its development will prove that the international boundary line is not a dike, extending  downwards and cutting off all miiferal belts and  zones that are known to exist on its southern side.  The Elements ���������oiiil>inc to Stop Work.  ��������� Waterand snow are elements that can not well  be handled in mines without the aid of either machinery or Nature. While the Dandy is well  situated  in   being  an   extension   of  the   Silver  King; yet,Where the development work has  been done, the ground is comparatively level,  the surface being but a few feet above the bed  of Giveout creek. While the ledge is well defined and the pre of good grade, the owners are  not able to bring other machinery to their aid  than an old-fashioned-windlass. This they And  is inadequate to handlethe water that seeps in to  the shaft, and 2 weeks ago the work of sinking  had to be stopped. The force was transferred  to the tunnel; but snow had to be contended  with there. Owi ng to recent heavy falls it was  impossible to keep the cut leading to the tunnel  open, and work had again to be suspended. It  will be resumed as soon as the weather permits.  Progress on   tB_e  4������ol<_  BSelt.  The   tunnel   on   the   Wild Cat is in 170 feet.  Work is now confined to cross-cutting the ledge  at a point about 70 feet from the tunnel face and  to sinking a shaft at a point about 50 feet from  the tunnel entrance. John Lodge's Pioneer has  a 2-foot vein of ore that shows free gold, and  next week he will put on an addition to his  working force. It is now known that the ore  of the Poorman, Royal Canadian, Wild Cat,  and other Eagle creek gold properties will give  a. return of over an ounce a ton in gold in actual  milling operations. Last year the Poorman  .yielded $28 to tlie ton in free gold, to say nothing of the sulphurets saved by the vanners. -   :  The Bfciscovery of a New   B>istrict  M.eported.  A  report  is current  in  Spokane Palls that a  party  of prospectors  from   the   Cceur  d'Alene.  country have made rich discoveries on Salmon  river, about 15 miles from old Fort Sheppard,  and directly on the line of the projected Nelson  & Fort Sheppard railway. The ore is said to be  grey copper, carrying high in silver. From the  description of the location given, tin; new find is  not more than 15 miles distant from the Hall  Creek placers and less than 30 miles south of  Nelson.  Expects  it  to   he  Another  Anaconda.  On the north side of the Kootenay, and about  9 miles  from Nelson, George  H.   Keefer has a  copper claim which he expects will turn out to  be an Anaconda one of these days. He is running a tunnel on the property, expecting to tap  the ledge at a depth of 100 feet in running 110  feet. The ledge is about. 10 feet, wide on the surface. The ore assays 15 per cent; copper, and  carries a little silver. The claim is known as  the U. S.  m  *������ro������^^ p.  ft  \L  _3'  hi  i  IE  1?"  THE   MINEJft:    NELSON,   B. C,   SATUEDAY,   FEBEUAEY  28,   1891.  Goods  and  Supplies Delivered at any  O-A-IRIR,* ...EITLL   ZLIirsriES   OF  Brags and Cigars in stock at Ainswortli.  AMSWOETH, B. 0., and REVELSTOKE, B. 0.  THE    l*It.OYI_������C;iAI<   .VOTERS*'. JLISTS."  To the Editor of The Miner,: The Dominion and provincial franchises although they  amount to the same  thing in the end, namely,  manhood suffrage, are very different in the details of their operation. A British subject who  has resided 12 months in British Columbia may  file with the govern merit agent (in our case, G.  O. Tunstall of Revelstoke,) an application to  have his name placed upon the provincial list.  A form of application, which must, be filled up  and signed by the applicant personally, is furnished at any of the government offices. A  supply may also be found at the store of G. A.  Bigelow in Nelson. The form is printed upon a  sheet of blue paper, of foolscap size, and any  qualified person who has no distinct recollection  of having signed one of these forms"may take it  for granted that his name is hot on the list.  This application is.exposed- to, public inspection  in the government office for 60 days, and if no  valid objection is offered within that time, the  government agent may put the name upon the  voters' list. It is important that each man look  T)Ut for himself. Some of us who had complied  with all the forms and supposed that our names  had been upon the list for months or years were  (when the election came off last year) confronted  with the fact that we were not on it. A regulation which would require copies of the list to be  periodically exhibited in some accessible place in  each polling division would involve, little, cost  and be a great convenience.  The: ordinary life of a British Columbia parliament is t years ; but there is good reason to believe that the present one will be an exception.  At a .public'.meeting in Vancouver last spring  premier Robson explained that, owing to the  recalcitrance' of some members of his cahinet  and some of his followers, he had been unable  to pass an equitable redistribution bill. In order to give us a representative in West Kootenay, he had been compelled to create the new  district of Alberni (hi which.41 votes were cast)  to keep the balance between the island and the  mainland even. Mr. Robson also stated that,  after the census had been taken, he would bring  forward a redistribution bill based strictly .upon  population, and that upon this measure he  would stand or fall. As it is assured that upon  this question the 17 island members will be arrayed against the 17, mainland members it is  ���������quite likely that a deadlock and dissolution will  result. This would give us a provincial election  in about one year from now.  By sweeping proposals "to tax Chinamen $500  per head," "to make a day's work consist of 8  hours instead of 10," "and to prevent saw-mill  men collect ing their- lumber accounts," the t hrec  parties seem to be vicing with each other in  ��������� courtship of what they think to be the largest  class, of the electors. Unluckily for some of us,  the latter of the three proposals seems to be the  only one that, will become 'law. But the introduction of such measures indicates a new election in prospect, and hence the advisability of  every man getting ready to vote.  G. O. Buchanan.  Kootenay Lake Sawmill, February 19th.  Mechanics  and Contractors  vs.  Material Men.  Mr. Buchanan calls the Mechanics' Lien Act  introduced by mr. Brown in the present legislative assembly "a sweeping proposal to prevent  saw-mill men from collecting their lumber accounts." To allow mechanics and .-contractors,  to. judge whether mr. Buchanan's statement is  correct, the main sections of the act are given  below. The Miner disagrees -'with mr. Buchanan as regards the act. It is not an act to  prevent material men from collecting the price  of materials used in a building, but simply an  act to enable mechanics or contractors to collect  wages or the contract price from dishonest  owners who stand in with material men to defraud the mechanic or contractor. The material  man does not need protection. He is not compelled to deliver a dollar's worth of material to  irresponsible owners or contractors until -'such  material is paid for. On the other hand, the  mechanic cannot well demand his wages in advance, and if he performs labor it is only right  that he should have a lien on the material on  which he works to secure him his pay. The act  is a good one, and should become law.  AN  ACT   FOR THE  BENEFIT  OF   MECHANICS  AND  LABORERS.  4.    Unless there is an agreement in writing to  the contrary, signed by the person claiming the  lien,     every    contractor,    sub-contractor,    and  laborer doing or causing work to be done upon  the construction, erection, alteration, or repair,  either in whole or in part of, or addition to, any  building, erection, wharf, bridge, or other work,  or doing or causing work to be done upon or. in  connection with the clearing, excavating, filling,  grading, draining or irrigating land in respect  of a railway, mine, sewer, drain, ditch, flume, or  other work, or improving any street, road, or  sidewalk adjacent thereto, at the request of the  owner of such land, shall, by virtue, of such  work, have alien or charge, for the price of such  work,'upon such building, erection, wharf, ma-,  chinery, fixtures or other works, and all'materials furnished or procured for use in constructing or making such works or improvements, so  long as the same are about to be in good faith  worked into or made part of the said works or  improvements, and the land and premises occupied thereby, or enjoyed therewith, but limited  in amount as hereinafter mentioned: Provided,  such lien shall affect only such interest in the  said land as is vested in the owner at the time  tlie contract, is made, or any greater interest  which the owner may acquire during the progress of the works or improvements.  8. Every lien upon any such building, erection, mine, works, or improvements, or land,  shall absolutely cease to exist after the expiration of 81 days'after the work shall have been  completed, or after the claimant has ceased to  work thereon from any cause (provided, however, that, any laborer shall not be held to have  ceased work iipon any building, erection, mine,  works, or improvements, until the completion of  the same, if he has in the meantime, been employed upon any other, work by the same contractor) unless 'in the meantime the person  claiming the lien shall file in the office of the  government agent in the city, town, or district  wherin the land is situate, an affidavit, sworn  before any person authorized to take oaths,  stating, in "substance, the name and residence of  the claimant, and of the owner of the property  or interest to be charged: the particulars of the  kind of work done: the time when the work  was finished or discontinued : the sum claimed  to be owing, and when due : the description of  the property to be charged: which affidavit shall  be received and filed as a lien against such property, interest, or estate.  9. When any works, buildings, or improve-;  nients upon any lands, mine, or premises are  a,bout to be done, erected or made, and the contract price or estimated cost thereof shall exceed ,$500, the owner and contractor (if any)  shall file or cause to be filed in the office of the  government agent in the city, town, or district,  wherein the land is situated, a statement setting forth the particulars of the works or improvements to be done, erected or made, the  name and address of the owner, the nature of  his interest in the land, the name and residence  of the contractor (if any), and the estimated  cost or contract price of the works or improvements, which statement shall be signed by the  said owner and contractor (if any), or by some  person duly-authorized "to sign the same by him  or them.  12. No contractor or sub-contractor snail be  entitled to demand or receive any payment in  respect of any contract, where the contract,  price exceeds $500, until he, or some person in  charge of the works or improvements, shall  have" delivered to the owner, or other person  acting on his behalf, a receipted pay-roll containing the names of all laborers doing work  upon "such works or improvements, with the  amounts paid to them set opposite their respective names, and no payment made by the owner  without the deli very" of such pay-roll shall be  valid for the purpose of defeating or dimishing  any lien upon such property, estate or interest  in favor of any such laborer. No assignment  by the contractor or any sub-contractor, of any  moneys due.' in respect to the contract shall be  valid as against any lien given by this act. As  to all liens, except that of the contractor, the  whole contract price shall be payable in money,  and shall not be diminished by any prior or  subsequent indebtedness, offset or counter-claim  in favor of the owner against the contractor.  23. Every mechanic' or other person who has  bestowed money or skill and materials upon any  chattie in the alteration and improvement of its  prpp.eit.ies, or increasing its value, so as thereby  to become entitled .to a. lien upon such chattie  or thing for the amount or value of the money,  skill, or materials bestowed, shall, while such  lien exists, -but not afterwards, in case the  amount to which he is entitled remains unpaid  for* three months after the same ought to have  been paid, have power to sell the chattel in respect of which the lien exists, on giving two  weeks' notice by advertisement in a newspaper  published in the city, town, or district in which  the work was done, or in case there is no newspaper' published in such city, town, or district,  then in a. newspaper published nearest thereto,  stating the name of the person indebted, the  amount of his indebtedness, a description of the  chattel to be sold, the time and place of sale:  and after such sale, such mechanic or other person shall apply the proceeds of such sale in payment of the amount due him, and the costs of  advertising and sale, and shall pay overthe surplus (if any) to the person entitled thereto on  application being made to him therefor, and a  notice in writing of the result of the sale shall  be left at or posted to the address of the owner  at his last known place of abode or business.  m������  :TFy7!TO^r^^^ THE  MINE.R:     NELSON,   B.   0.v SATUEDAY,   PEBSUAEY  28,   1891.  0,  NELSON MEAT MAEKET  )  Will  contract to deliver fresh incat at railroad camps;  mines, and all towns on Kootenay lake.  (having pthe   contract,   to   carry   her,,   majesty's   mails)  ';   SADDLE AND PAGE ANIMALS,     ,  for the convenience of travelers, will be kept on the trail  between Nelson and Marcus.  ���������  ..'EX'PR ESS;  PACKAGES'   .  promptly' forwarded from  Marcus to Little Dalles, Trail  Creek, Sproat, Nelson, Balfour, and Ainsworth.  -CJHAKGi-lft    WITH    A   '<���������KA.Vfl_    WW Ex* SIB.  also, job wagons and saddle animals.  OFFICE AND MAEKET:  n  acifio ixa  OUR NATIONAL HIGHWAY.  Through Passenger  Service from Ocean to  Ocean.  __sro  chajntges.  LOWEST FARES TO ALL POINTS  To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  l_.ooUku;.y lAiUe Sliisipcs'S will be consulting   their   own   interests  by shipping by the  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's'  SP���������_5     *f g   VTTA^I 55  leaves Sproat's Landing for REVELSTOKE. every Tuesday and Friday, making connection with trains for  VANCOUVER  NEW WESTMINSTER, Z-\  VICTORIA,  2, r_M:o_csrTi^E5_A_i_.  TOEOWTO.  ST.  CHICAGO.  AND   ALL POINTS   EAST.  ��������� For rates,  maps,   time-tables,  etc.,   etc.,  apply  to any  agent of the company.  ROBERT KERR,    >        D.  E<  BROWN,  Gen'l Fr't and Passenger Ag't, Ass't Gen'l -Fr't & Pas'r Ag't.  Winnipeg, Manitoba. Vancouver, B. C.  (f*_  DKALERS   IN  CE  a 5 ������  SUPPLIES POE PEOSPEOTOES AND MINEES.  BALEOL'R.,  located as it is at the out let of Kootenay lake, will  be easily accessible during the winter to nil  the  mining districts on  the  lake.  PRICES REASONABLE AS AT AINSWORTH OR NELSON.  Ainsworth, Hot Springs District, B. C.  Miners' Supplies, Provisions, Tools,  Crockery, Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying  duty on goods at Canadian custom-house on the river.  On Monday mrs. Alice Perry swore out awai--  raiit__bef o'r'e j list ice-of-t he-peace Scions, charging  Nelson Riopel with .criminal assault. The  charge was heard on Tuesday.  ,';, MR8.:.-,PE9jRY'S  TESTIJrONY.'. ' ���������'.���������.  On January 21st, mr. Riopel cametomy house  and started to tool with me.    He at last threw  nie on the .bed.    I got away from  him and mr.  Lamotte came in.   /The excuse lie -had tor coming was that he  had 'brought- back sohie books.  I sa id, ''it is a good':thi1ig you came in, La motte,  for   this   man has me  pretty   nearly  pulled   to  pieces."   "Lamotte turned around and laughed,  and went out and  took  mv little girl, who was  at the door, in  his arms and went oil',with her.  After Laiuotte left Riopel caught me and threw'  me on the bed once more.    1 got away from him  agju11, and asked, ''w hat did Laniot(e takenway  that-chikV for?"    Riopel said he did  not know '.  the ineauing of it, and I .went outside and called  the little girl 5 or 6 times.    She did not answer',  and Riopel said she was all right ��������� and so I*,ca'ine  in a.gaiii.    I went in, and lie said that he would,  not touch.-me. after that, because I  fold  him  I  wanted to get iny husband's supper.    Then  he  caught me  up in   llis arifis and 'pushed -tn.e into  the 'bedroom,' and threw, me on the bed for the  third time.    He had  me-.right 'there pinned to  the bed,'>'right under him.    I  tried the best way  ���������T. could to get away from him.    My breath was  gone.    I could not move.     I caught him by the  hair  of  the  head,  and with   ray other hand  I  caught the boards of the bed at my side, and by  that."means I drew myself from under him and  slipped to the floor.   My side was sore for nearly  3 weeks afterwa.rds, and every bone in my body  was sore from it.    He tried to 'catch me again  when I was on the floor; hut I got outside.    He  also came outside and sat at the door.    My husband then came home.     He asked me what was  the matter with  me, as I was all tossed up.    I  told him I was glad he had come, "for this man  has me pretty nearly dead."    I did not tell him  at that time what Riopel had done to me.    My  husband   did   not   say   anything;   neither   did  Riopel.  On the 9th of February I was at home  in the morning when Riopel came in.  It was about 10 o'clock. He sat down,  and asked if I had anything to drink.  I said, "Yes; I guess there's a little in the  bottle." I then gave him the bottle and a glass,  I sat 'down a little way from .him. He'said,  "You are afraid to sit near me, aren't you ?"  Then he got up and got me into a corner''and.,  tried to get the upper hand of me, but-1 got  away from him. He jumped after me, and  caught, me and tried to do what he wanted with  me. I got down on my knees 'and told him he  would be sorry for this if he did anything. He  put his hand under my dress. He then told me  to send the child up town. I refused. Riopel  was in the house nearly an hour. The child  was there all the .time. I did not tell my husband until Saturday; I did not like to. I th.ally-  told him because I heard them talking about it.  OTHER   WITNESSES. .  Messrs. Lamotte, 'Gravel, Morise, find'.Jacques  were examined on behalf of mrs. Perry; but  their evidence was not to the point and was  ruled out.  Tlie further hearing of the case was postponed  until Tuesday of next week, Riopel heino- liberated on his own recognizance in the sum of $100.  I'nra.ivc   Ise of <'._arc(������iii.  Charcoal is valuable, as a fuel, but it  lias other  uees which make if one of  the most serviceable  of   articles.       When   laid   flat,   while  cold    on  a.  1)111*11, it'eauses t he pain   to  abate;  by lea.ving  it  on.for an   hour  the  burns seems  almost  healed  when the wound   is  'superficial.-.   Tainted meat,  surrounded with if, is sweetened.     Strewn  over,  heaps of decomposed pelts or over'dead animals,    [  charcoal'   prevents     unpleasant     odors.      'Foul  water  is   purified   by   il.      It   is  a   great  disin-   I  feet ant, and  sweetens  offensive  air if placed   in    i  shallow    trays   a round   apartments.       It   is   so   I  very porous that it absorbs and condenses gases -|  rapidly.     One cubic inch  of: fresh  charcoal  will    j  absorb nearly 100 inches  of gaseous  ammonia.    !  Charcoal forms an excellent poultice for  malignant   wounds   and   sores.    In   cases of what   is  called proud flesh   it is invaluable.     If gives no  disagreeable  odor,  corrodes no  metal, hurts no  texture,' injures no color., is a simple and safe  sweetener and disinfectant. A teaspoon of  poNvderetl charcoal in half. a. glass of water often  relieves a sick headache. It .'absorbs;- the gases  and relieves the distended stomach, pressing  against the nerves which extend from the?  stomach to the head.  .Colore (lie   _&al>.v l1nme.  There/was a time when -my discourse  >  Was wrenched not out of joint;  1 did not shout, till f was hoarse,  And point, out every point; .  Nor thrice the same joke try to tell.  And mangle it and maim���������  My wife had linie.lo listen well,  j before the baby came !  There was a time when here and.there  I tlitted like a, bird ;','.  My wife went with.me everywhere  Just when :1 saidilie vyord':     "      '  We saw the boat race and the,play.  We watched the baseball game���������  -.���������Wo had-a free toot, as they say,  i ,.   Before the baby came !  There was a time when I alone  Was by my wife adored ;  I sat on-.the domestic throne,  The sole and sovereign lord,  My crown is gone.    Without, a thank.  He takes my very name���������      ..������   '  I've not a vestige of my raiik  Before thecbaby came!  WEST. KQOTEHAY   DISTRICT.  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial revenue.taxes for 1891 are now due and payable at my 'office,'  , Xelson, at the following rates:  Si' _������ai.������l  on   or . "Riefo.-e  fl!ic  '.Uiih .Biuie.  One-half of one per cent on. the assessed value of real  estate; . .  One-third of. one per cent on the assessed .value of personal property; :.  Seven and one-half cents per acre on wild land.  ''���������if pasd ������h or iiflct'  the  1st .BuSy.  Two-thirds of one'per cent on the assessed value of real  estate; .  One-half of one per cent on the assessed value of personal'  property;  Eight and one-half cents per acre on wild land. ,,  T. Ii. GI-FFTN, assessor and collector.  Nelson, February 10th, I8i)l.  '     ' ~        NOTICE.'.'  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the parliament of Canada at its next session for an act to,  incorporate a company with power to construct, equip,"  operate, and maintain a line of electric telegraph and. telephone from Sproats Landing on the Columbia, river-, in  Ivootenay district, to the. boundary lino.of the province of  British. Columbia, -together with all necessary powers,  rights and. privileges.  Dated at Victoria, 'l_. C this 12th day of January, 18D1.  CHA TILES WILSON, solicitor for applicants.  McTntyku & Code, Ottawa agents.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  thedegislativc assembly of the province of British Coin m-.  bia-for an act. to incorporate the "Nelson Waterworks  Company, 'Limited Liability,," a company organized for  constructing, main tain ing, -oquipp ing, and -operating waterworks at the town of Nelson,-. West Ivootenay'district,  British Columbia, and for the purposes thereof, gVanting to  the company the privilege of taking water from Cottonwood Smith creek or the east, fork of said creek, at suitable  places on said creek or creeks, with power to build Humes  and aqueducts, lay pipes, erect dams, acquire lauds, and  do all things necessary for the purposes aforesaid.  BODWELL & Tl'lV.ING, solicitors for applicants.  Nelson, B. C, January 10th, 18!)().  .   ��������� .NOTICE. - -  During my absence from Kootenay, T. Vincent Thurburn  of Baker street holds my po\ver-of-affornoy. and Mr. Saunders of Balfour to-act'as my resident ag'ont there, in accordance with the terms of the laud act.  CHADLKS WLSTLY  IUJS1C.  Balfour, B. G, November I'oth. 1S!K).  APPL.GAT80N   FOR   WATER    RIGHT.  I hereby give notice of my intention to apply to the honorable chief commissioner of lands and works i'or autlutrity  to lake- three .hundred inches of water from.'a, spring of  'water now (lowing in three branches through my preemption near Nelson, in West Kootenay dis! ric[:.. a|. any jioint.  from its source-or I hroiighoiit, my preem|iiiou, to he conveyed across Ihclnnd l'esm'x-cd by the government and my  ]iri!i',iii|il ion, to any.'portion of my said preempt ion or the  (own of Nelson, where water will lie. required for irriga t ion,  manufacturing, milling, and household purposes; for a  term of nine! v-niue years. J. 1). 'I ()\\'N LLY.  Nelson, October _:>nd, IN!XI.  APPLICATION   FOR   WATER   RSGHT.  I her<:by gi\-e nofic(3 of my intention to apply to I he honorable chief commissioner of lauds and works for a.uthorily  to lake one thousand inches of Wider from Cottonwood  Smith creek, near Nelson, in West Kootenay district;  ��������� commencing at a point'where I he said Cottonwood Smith  creek first, enters my preemption or at any point, where il  flows'through or at its exil from fny preemption or thereabouts, to be conveyed through I he .lands reserved by the  government, and my preemption to any portion of the said  town of Nelson where wafer will he. required for milling  manufacturing, and household purposes for a, term of  ninetv-nine years. J. D. TOWNLLY.  Nelson, October 22nd, 1SD0.  aaimtmawMMiMa^ 8^miM_������5iMiito_AWafe!affl4iJ, TEE   MIITEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   FEBEUAEY  28,   1891.  m  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  .������������������'������������������   rates: Three months ������1.50, six months ������2.50, one year ������4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of ������3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 0 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 chili> is civi_n; if  weight is not given $1 Avill be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from 81 to ������10:���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.-,"',  LeTTEI-S TO  TILE  EDITOR  WILL   ONLY"   APPEAR   OVI.R THE  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber,". "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Job Printing in good style at fair .rates. Cards,  envelopes,-and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.  Address all Letters:  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  _._������3TO.__IAL    I_J_31AI������KS.  Mr. Beaven, who represents Victoria city in  the 'legislative' assembly, insists that sections  providing against the employment of Chinese  shall be inserted in all private bills gran ting-  charters for railways and other enterprises in  which labor is required. Mr. Beaven maintains  that it is strictly within the'rights of the assembly to take such action, as companies asking  for charters are seeking special privileges from  the province, and for the granting of that privilege0 by the representatives of the people, the  expressed wishes or sentiments of the people  should be carried out on the Chinese question.  There is little doubt but that public sentiment  in British Columbia is, that the presence1 of  Chinese in, the province is detrimental, both  morally and materially. The question then  arises, shall the members of the legislative assembly be guided by the will of the people on  this question or by their own wishes: provided,  always, that the contemplated action is not  in violation of law ? Any action that has a tendency to decrease the avenues in which Chinese  can be profitably employed will result in good  to the province, and The Miner hopes that mr.  Beaven will succeed in inserting his anti-Chinese  section in every private bill passed at the present session of the assembly.  Mining is  not looked on as a legitimate business by the capitalists of Victoria and other provincial coast towns,  for the  reason that  their  ventures, so   far,  have not  all   been profitable.  Of course, unprofitable results in a business have  a tendency to discourage investments; but it is  unfair to condemn an industry simply because a  few first ventures  turned out badly.    Last year  the   value  of Montana's   mineral   output  alone  was $40,000,000���������an output directly the result of  the investment of home capital.    The census of  1890 concedes  the state  a population of T32.000.  This gives a   per  capita production of $303, to  say nothing of the live stock and ranch product  values,  which are enormous.    What other section of territory in the world, of equal area, can  make such a showing of original wealth in proportion   to   population?       It   argues    nothing  against the business of mining that not to ex-  eeed 25 per cent of this $4.0,000,000 can be counted  as profit.   The wealth is wrested from the earth,  and if the greater portion goes to the people employed .in   producing   it,   so   much   the   better.  Money in circulation certainly does the greatest  good   to  the .greatest  number.    And what lias  been done in  Montana can  he  done in British  Columbia,  if her people  with money have but  faith in mining as a legitimate business.  No doubt, mr. Kellie will succeed in getting a  liberal appropriation���������as much as the district is  fairly entitled  to���������for roads and   trails in West  Kootenay.    The   amount of   the  appropriation  will be known by April  1st.    By the middle of  that month, at the latest, the assistant commissioner of lands and works for the district should  know where roads are absolutely necessary, and  be in a position   to  begin  active  work  on such  roads.    Heretofore no work was commenced. on  '���������.roads- until the appropriation became available  in..Tuly.    This year a change should be made,  and the work commenced as early in the spring-  as it can be carried on profitably.    The government should have no more difficulty in standing0  off contractors and  laborers for a month or two  than the railway companies ; and the businessmen of the district should be as accommodating  to government 'contractors and laborers as they  have   been and are to railway contractors and  laborers.     If the government  orders the work  commenced in   May, instead of in July, the fin-,.  arcing can, no doubt, be arranged so as to be  satisfactory to ail concerned.  In organizing themselves into unions, or associations, for self-protection, "working-' ."men  should, in the selection of officers, give the loudmouthed vaporers a back seat. They should select only men who are known to be conservative  in their views, but who, at the same time, are  firm in their adherence to .what-'they believe to  be right. In no case should men outside the  craft that is being organized be selected ; for em-  ' ploj^ers, if a dispute arises, naturally object  to treat with men in no way connected with the  business in dispute. Another thing that should  not be overlooked is the, benevolent feature.  Often men object to become members of a trade  organization solely on the ground that no provisions are made by the organization for the  care of the sick or disabled. An organization  that places only its best men in the front ranks,  and makes liberal provisions for its sick and disabled, will have not only the respect of the employers but the good will of the community in  which it is formed.   Michael Davitt, writing on labor tendencies in  Great Britain, lays down the ��������� following as a  platform, on which the Labor party and the  Liberals might unite with advantage: "The  " cause of labor must be represented in parlia-  " merit by a greater number of working men  "than it has there at present. Nine members  " out of a parliament of 670 are all it possesses  " now. It lies with the Liberal party to make  " that 9 at least 30. when the next parliament is  " elected, and to have state payment of mem-  " bers adopted as a, prominent plank in the Lib-  " eral program. To which should be added the  "municipalization of the land; the abolition of  "the 'breakfast-table duties;' free education for ,  " the children of the laboring classes; S hours as  "the limit of daily labor in government and  "municipal employments; better and more  " sanitary dwellings for the poor; and the rig-  porous enforcement of the-factory acts with  "respect to the workshops and sweating-dens  " of the country."   Now that the mining and other resources of  tho Kootenay Lake country are in a fair way to  be developed in the near future, what special effort is being made to bring banking capital into  the country? While capital for mine development is ail absolute necessity, its coming would  only be hastened by the establishment'of a solid  banking institution at some point on the lake.  At present there is not sufficient money in the  country to carry on the limited volume of business now being done. This is because of tlie ,.  fact that all large employers of labor refuse to  pay their employees  in  money, compelling the  employee to accept a check On Spokane Falls or  Victoria or Vancouver instead. -To obtain the  money to which he is entitled, the employee is  often forced to purchase goods for which he has  ��������� no immediate use, or lose a few cents on each  dollar in discounting his check for cash. There  is no good reason why wage-earners and business men should be put to inconvenience or loss  in discounting or cashing checks for mining  companies1 or other employers of labor, and if a  bank was established 'here.the latter would have  no valid excuse for not keeping their funds  where thevwould be available.  Is   the volume  of   business of the   Kootenay'  Lake country large enough to justify the.establish men to. of a  solid   banking institution?    The  Miner be!ieves that it is.    Last year fully $200,-  000Was sent out of the .camps on the lake.    This  amount was for the   payment of merchandise,  machinery, and as savings deposits by working  men.    Our business men are all  borrowers, and  they are   compelled  to  pay interest   to outside  banks.    Many of  Our   working   men   deposit   a  share of their earnings in outside banks.    Many  enterprises are unsuccessful merely because of a,  lack of capital���������capital that a  banking institution on the ground could furnish to advantage.  The volume of business is increasing, and in 1891  will probably be double that  of 1890.    The attention of the great chartered banks of Canada  ' should be directed toward the Kootenay Lake  country as a field for the profitable investment  of a portion of their idle capital.  In Australia, there is said to be growing up  ��������� what will soon be an entirely hew variety of the  English-speaking family���������a race distinguished  by many excellent qualities but,sadly deficient  in three of the most important, self-respect, self-  control, and steadiness of purpose.  The following gives the reasons why Christian  missions in the East are a failure, and why  Christianity has never made conquests, except  amongst races that were.'practically without a  religion : ."The Oriental is really detached from  " inordinate love of ease, luxury, and wrealth, a  " detachment which the Bible commands, but  " Christians do not practice. Then, give up the  " vain and futile attempt, and concentrate at  "home, and on your own people, your preachers  " and your wealth and your energies. How  "does Christianity in Europe contrast with  " those religions of the East which you have  " tried in vain to uproot ? Has the East millions  "of armed men daily trained in. the best  " methods of slaughtering each other at aword,  " for an idea? Is drunkenness, except where  " you  have introduced it, known  in  the East?  Does    unblushing;   vice   publicly    parade   its  'Jr.  "streets, as yours? Do its prisons over-  " flow with an habitually criminal class?  " Does it hunger and thirst, after riches and  "deify gold, as does the West? Do atheism,  " and unbelief, and blasphemy swagger through  " the East under the disguise of science? Is re-  " ligion, of whatever kind it, may be, neglected  " and reviled there, as it is in France and in  " Germany and in London? No! Many times  " better in all these matters is the East without  " Christianity, than the West with Christianity."  One of the strangest things in the whole history of the Behring sea controversy is the anger,  real or pretended,'of the Democratic politicians  and newspapers at the action of the British and  Canadian governments in the matter of the application recently made to the-supreme court.  A curious feature of the outburst is the fact that  these politicians and newspapers have been fore-  %S THE  MINER:'--, NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   PEBEUAEY  28,   1891.  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is Ml and comDlete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  and compare Prices. '  Main Street, REVELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Yernon Street, NELSON.  most in ridiculing inr. Blaine's pretensions, and  assuring him that.he. has no case, are the hottest in their denunciations of the alleged insult  to their diplomatists.    It  is surely in harmony  with all precedents in civilized   countries   that  anyone who believes himself to have suffered injustice or injury at the hands of the citizens or  Officials of any country shall have free access to  the courts for redress.   The application to the supreme courtis simply the latest and most natural  step in a regular and normal course of procedure,  as the government of the United States has long  declined   to  entertain   the   claims   of aliens  to  damages for acts com mitted under the authority of the federal government, until a claimant  has  exhausted  every   remedy afforded him  by  the  constitution and  procedure  of  the federal  courts.    This   is an   eminently reasonable position for any government.    But it is not the act  of the owner of the vessel, but the intervention  of the Canadian government  which has given  umbrage.    It is true that the whole question, of  which   the   capture   and   confiscation   of   this  sealing     vessel      is      but     an      incident,      is,  and     has    been     for    years,    the    subject    of  diplomatic   correspondence.     But   it   would be  unfair, indeed, if after, the claimant has waited  so long in hope of a friendly settlement of his  claim, or in consequence of  inability to  get it  before   a  high   court,   the  government  of  the  country of which he is a citizen, may not come  to his  aid, in   a strictly legal action, without  stopping to consider what might be the effect of  a favorable verdict upon the diplomatic negotiations.    Those Democrats who believe that their  own government   is in   the   wrong,   and  consequently that the owners of the confiscated  ves-  sels  have suffered  injustice, should be glad  to  have that injustice remedied  by a legal and impartial action.   Can it be that the anger of those  who are raising such an outcry about the insult  offered to the  Harrison administration may be  accounted for on the ground that they fear least  they  may  be deprived, in  1892, of one of their'  best campaign weapons?    Seeing  that the  Harrison   administration   and   its  supporters   have  comparatively  little  to  say   about   the matter,  one might almost query whether they might not  Vie pleased rather  than  otherwise to have  the  question-taken  out of their hands and settled  by their own court. ,  During the year 1890 only 21 new mining corporations were formed to work mining properties in Australia, as compared with 28 companies  in 1889,39 companies in 1888, and 52 companies  in 1887; moreover, the capital thus embodied in  1890 was but $12,590,000 as  compared with $15,-  . 240,000 in 1889, $22,815,000 in 1888, and $37,540,000  in 1887. Nevertheless the showing for increased  product, in the Australian is very promising, indeed, it is worthy of notice that both the largest  and richest of silver =as well as gold mines exist at present in Australia. We refer to the  Mount Morgan gold mine and to the Proprietary  ��������� Broken Hill silver property.  .Influence of I-iglit-on! Color. v  Some years ago an English manufacturer of  carmine,   who was aware of the superiority of  the French color, went to Lyons for the jDiirpose  of improving his process,  and   bargained with  the most celebrated manufacturer in that city  for the acquisition of his secret, for which he  was to pay $5000. He was shown all of the process, and saw a most beautiful color produced,  but he found not the least difference in the  French mode of fabrication and that which had  been constantly adopted by himself. He minutely examined the water and the materials,  which were in every respect similar to his own,  and then, very much surprised, said: "I have  lost both my labor and my money, for the air  of England does not permit us to make good  carmine."  "Stay!" said the Frenchman, "don't deceive  yourself; what kind of weather is it now?"  "A bright, sunny day," replied the Englishman. ' '.���������        .  "And such are the days," said the Frenchman,  "on which I make my color; were I to attempt  to manufacture it on a dark and cloudy day, my  results would be the same as yours. Let me advise you, my friend, only to make your carmine  on bright, sunny days."  The moral of this will a.pply quite as well to  the.making of many other colors used in manufactures and also in the fine'arts,, for it illustrates, in a practical way, the chemical influence  of light upon certain coloring compounds or  mixtures. .  An   ISe.B.  oS'   Interest,  to  ifflen  vi'lio   B5ct.  An almanac for 1891 just published by the Chicago News, among many other items of general  or particular interest, recalls the fact that of the  presidents of  the   United  States  John   Adams  Polk, Buchanan, Cleveland, Taylor, Lincoln (at  his first   election),  Hayes,  Garfield, and Benjamin. Harrison .did not receive a  majority of:' the  popular vote.   The highest percentage was given  for Jackson in 1828, when  he received 55.97 per  cent  of the total  vote.    The. lowest percentage  received by any successful candidate was that.of  Lincoln in   I860,  when there, wore 4 candidates,'  and he had 39.91 of the whole.    The next lowest  was that of the present incumbent, which was  47.83  per cent.     He and Hayes   were   the  only  successful candidates who ever failed to obtain  a   plurality  of  the  popular   vote,   except  John  Qnincy Adams, and he was elected by the house  of representatives.    Tilden and Cleveland stand  alone as defeated candidates who received a. plurality of the popular vote over their successful  competitors, yet they failed  in having a majority of the popular vote.  DO NOT USE POOR MATERIAL  in buildings when first-class  MOLDINGS  >  are for sale in any quantity by the  NELSON  SAWMILL  CO.  larrt: -At cud of Flume in Nelson.  Mill:   Two Miles South of Nelson.  Builders concede that the lumber from our mill, is ALL  OF FIRST-CLASS FINISH, both in"the rough and  dressed.   Parties ordering any of the above  material from us will have the same  delivered   promptly   in   any  part of Nelson.  CORD-WOOD   AND   STOVE-WOOD  cut and run down the lumber flume, and sold  at low prices.  IM.  S.   DAVIS,        ,*.   W.   TOLSON,  MANAGERS.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber-- good, bad, and indifferent - on  hand or made to order.  G. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth. ;  Will (iontract for tho erection of stores, hotels, dwellings  bridges, etc., and guarantee work iinished on time.  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store tit tings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.'  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  !S3l?PP!Si_I?^^  ** ���������_"itjL������- .Ji Vr*)CfcV.������".������*"tf THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   FEBEUAEY  28,   1891.  A   TYISH.WB_ITE1.   WBTIK   THE   Allt  OF   A   DD'OIE^.  I;   '  If#  m  P  a*  I? *  ?/-  J'.'  12 ���������.  17. ^  r'  W-  V '  if:  IV*  ii  1"  Bo .  I   i  ;   Henry Bulles, a New York stock broker, had a  new typewriter.    He made  his head clerk   try  the dliferent applicants and test their skill, and  engage, the  best one.    The one   the head clerk  engaged was a large, impressive-looking woman  of miicli beauty, and with the haughtiness of a  duchess.    She dressed well and richly, and her  manner when sitting before a machine was that  of a grand woman of society who, condescended  to  play   occasionally   on   the   piano.  -She   had  much the air of ..ii: woman who was employing  the men in the office, "to take care of her'millions:  and make out her accounts.    Mr. Bulles always  felt as though  he ought to ask her permission  to smoke, and was almost afraid to ask her to  take down  any of his   correspondence.     What.  work he dared to give her she did as well as it  could be done, so he had nothing against her ex- <  cep't her pride. He determined .finally to" break  down her pride. He had been uncomfortably  impressed with her dignity, now she should  learn what it was to feel that wav toward him.  So   the  next  morning he called   her  in  and,  after dicta/ting a few business letters, he said  "Now, on the smaller paper, please. Are you  ready? Let me see," he mused, as he bit carelessly at the top of his cigar and gazed out of the  window.  Dear, Jim : Thanks, very much, but it will be quite impossible. I have positively"refused to go into political life  in any capacity, and though the position of minister to so  important a city as St. Petersburg to succeed Smith is  highly complimentary, I could not leave New York and  my work. Tell the president in the proper official language  that he is very good, but that he must look for some one  else. Give my best, love to mrs. Blaine and accept my condolence at the loss of your house.    Yours, >  The Hon. J. G. Blaine, Washington, D. C.  The typewriter girl took this down with a"  calm, unruffled countenance; her severity of  demeanor was absolutely unchanged. "Is that  all?" she asked. "Yes," said Bulles, weakly���������  "yes, I believe that is all." He was not to be  put clown by a little thing like that, and called  her in again'.during the afternoon and dictated  the following note:  Delmonico's: Will you reserve one of the largest private dining rooms forme this evening and prepare supper for 100? I find my rooms arc too small and will have to  have one of yours. Serve the same supper as ordered, and  prepare floor for dancing. You can go to any length in the  matter of decoration, but keep the cost of the flowers down  to ������1000.    Yours truly,  ' The other note was :  Dear Old .Man : I should be very glad to accept, but  Tuxedo never did agree with my digestion. Certainly, you  have all the horses you want. The two leaders are in town  but I will have them sent out to you. ' I think the price you  offer for the coach is reasonable, audi will let you have it.  for that, as I am going to give up coaching and get a  yacht.    Yours,  The third note was:  Dear mr, Burgess : Tlie designs arrived yesterday and  were beauties. I am sure, if looks go for anything, that  she should beat anything afloat. I hope you are right in  what you say about her being a belter boat than the Mayflower, and I will certainly" follow your suggestion and  enter her, when completed, tor the cup.    V'ours truly,  Mr. Bulles said: That will do. When they  are finished let me see them." He thought he  detected a slight unbending in the superior  manner of the young woman, but he was not  too hopeful. "If those don't impress her," he  said, "I'll write a letter of regret to the queen  tomorrow and one to Gladstone, telling him I  can't come over this summer to spend August  with him." When the girl brought in the letters finished and ready for his signature he  tossed them carelessly aside and said: "1. will  sign them later and post them -myself." He  signed them and slipped them in their envelopes  under his other papers, where the clerks might  not sec them, and planned more for the future.  The dav following he refused three invitations  to dine witli distinguished people, -ordered an  architect to call and see him about building a  country house at Newport, and wrote to order a.  diamond necklace.  The typewriter girl began to take a little more  interest, and said "Yes, sir," instead of simply  "Yes," which was something. He felt that he  was getting on.  But on the fourth day she appeared with even  a colder and mure haughty air and laid three  letters down upon his desk. She always opened  his mail for him and divided the private notes  from the business letters. "Here," she said "are  three notes  which  I did not know whether to  hand to you or to the clerk."    Bulles glanced at  the bottom of one of them and read the name  "Ghaiies Burgess."    The note ran:  Henry Bueles���������Dear Sir: I am in receipt of a note  signed by you and bearing the number of your office, which  refers to a yacht and to an imaginary correspondence  which has passed between lis on the subject of such a  yacht. As I do, not know you or anything of any such  yacht* I can only imagine that some one is imposing upon  you, and return you your letter.    Yours truly.  '���������.'.'���������������������������'   '     .        : CHARLES BURGESS.  o' '  Mr. Bulles grew exceedingly red and dared  not look up, he wondered how far the girl had  read.    The second note said :  The private dining room and supper ordered for you for  Tuesday evening were prepared and in readiness for you  as directed, but no one appeared. Arc we to understand  that there has been a mistake, or is your letter, which we  have retained, to be considered in the nature of a.'hoax, or  has some one forged your name? Awaiting your reply, etc.  DELMONICO'S.  Mr. Bulles sank still further into his chair.  He opened the letter with a trembling hand.  The girl still towered above him like an avenging spirit.  The "letter was from a friend and contained a  clipping from a newspaper.  "Dear Hen," the note ran. "Have you seen  this Associated Press clipping, and what in  heaven's name .does it mean? Some one has  evidently been playing'a practical joke on you,  and one that must strike you as a most unpleasant one."  The clipping reads as follows:  IS -HENRY BULLES INSANE?  THE WELL-KNOWN  NEW YORK BROKER GIVES HIS FRIENDS  GREAT CONCERN.  WashinGTON,eJanuary oth.���������The secretary of state is in  receipt of a most remarkable communication from Henry  Bulles, the New York broker, in which that gentleman refuses to act as .minister to St. Petersburg with much  haughtiness. He is quite unknown to either the president  or mr." Blaine, and it is supposed here that his mind is unsettled or that he is the victim of a practical joke.  Mr. Bulles laid the clipping down and gazed  desperately at the typewriter giii. "Did you  post those letters?" he asked. .  "Yes,"  said  the  duchess, severely,   "I found  .them-on your desk after you had .left and supposed you had forgotten them, so I posted them  myself.   -.Wasn't that right?"  "I guess," said mr. Bulles, "that I won't need  you'any longer.    You know too much."  "That," said the typewriter girl calmly,  "strikes me as the very reason why I should remain. Don't you think so? You can say you  have been made the victim of a practical joke;  but if I lost my position, I might say you had  not. Don't you think you had better raise my  salary a little'and let. me stay?"  Mr. Bulles gazed gloomily at the newspaper  clipping on the desk before him.  grimly^ "you had better stay.  n-v  Yes," he said  ���������;.n;i4_ii:ui.s in i__e ILute  American War.  Speaking of Canadians, major Edmond Malet,  now of Boston, remarked that they  made  the  best soldiers physically that heeversaAV.    In his  company, the Eighty-first New'York volunteer  infantry, in the late war, he said he had 45 of  them, and no hardships could dampen their gay  spirits nor toil exhaust their hardy frames.    In  those terrible forced marches of the army of the  Potomac in the peninsula, with the thermometer far up in the nineties, and the dust a foot  deep, when thousands of men fell out by the  road-side, many of them never to march again,  these Canadians trudged along cheerily, beguiling the weary way with joke and song. They  coYikl not understand the wastefulness of their  American comrades,-who would hurl aside Overcoats, blankets,-and. other impediments, on a  hard march without a thought, so they would  carefully gather them up, add them them to  their own load, and bring them into cam p.  "One evening, I remember," said the major, "a  Canadian soldier came into bivouac, after a. fearful inarch from early dawn, with 12 overcoats  piled on his knapsack, which he had carried all  day. He sold them back to their original owners for $1 each.   What a   BSaut  ESoy Sir .John  A..'Must Slave  Eieeis.  Here is a delicious story of Disraeli told by an  old lady.    When a girl she used to dine with her  parents at an annual Christmas dinner, given  by mr. Murray of Albermaiie street, London,  to his literary'friends. Disraeli, the elder, and  his family we're always there. After dinner the  children were allowed to play a round game to  gether; but after the first vear thev all refused  to play with master Ben because he cheated so.  Evidently at that early age he was determined  to gain the mastery, and, of course, at that age  had no scruples. He must then have foreshadowed what he is reputed to -have, said of his  great political rival, Gladstone, viz., that he was  .undoubtedly"a great man, but never could be a  successful politician, because he 'was'.overburdened with principle and had not one redeeming  'vice!  ;*____   y}t-W.4  _5__   fe  3  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  (Branch store at Donald.)  DRUGS,  PATENT   MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores. .  CIGARS    AT    WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  carry large lines' of plain, medium, and Jiigh-grade  furniture. .Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from $6.50 to $500. Hotels furnished throughout. Office and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven wire; hair, and wool  mattresses" in stock. Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for Evans Bros, pianos and Doherty organs.  N STREET, REVELSTOKE, B. C.  I have discontinued selling lots in Balfour for the winter  months. This will give an opportunity for holders to improve the shining hours of winter by selling to their friends  outside. CHARLES WESTLY BUSK.  Balfour,!..C��������� November 25th, 1890.  APPLBQATIQNS   FOR   GROWN   GRANTS  Notice is hereby given that Richard A. Fry and A. O. Fry  have tiled the necessary papers, and made application for  a crown grant in favor of the Grizzly Bear mineral claim,  situated at Toad Mountain, West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any. arc requested to forward their  objections to me within GO days from the date of this publication. '    G. C. TUNSTALL,  Revelstoke. January 29th, 1891. Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that Richard A. Fry and A. C. Fry  have tiled the necessary papers and made application for  a crown grant, in favor of a mineral claim known as the Silver Queen, situated in the Toad Mountain subdivision,  West Kootenay district. ���������'.'>.  Adverse claimants, if any, are requested to forward their  objections to me within GO days from the date of this publication. G. C. TUNSTALL,  Revelstoke, January 29th, 1891. Gold commissioner.  Notice is hereby given that George W. Adrian, by his  agent, Josiah Fletcher, has tiled the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral-  claim known as the John A. Logan, situated in the Warm  Springs subdivision, Kootenay lake, which he desires to  purchase.  Adverse claimants, if any, are notified to forward their  objections to me within 60 days from date of publication.  G. C. TUNS'lALL, government agent.  Revelstoke, December 22nd, 1890.    Notice is hereby given that John M. Buckley and Edward J. Roberts, by their agent, W. W. Sprague, has tiled  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  grant in favor of tlie mineral claim known as the Portland,  situated in the Warm 'Springs subdivision, Kootenay lake,  which 1 hey desire to purchase.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forwa.rd their objections  to me within GO days from date of publication.  G. C. TUNSTALL, government agen  Revelstoke, December 22nd, 1890. ���������   Notice is hereby given that W. W. Sprague has filed the  necessary papers and made application for a crown grant  in favor of the mineral claim known as the Tenderfoot,  situated at tlie Warm Springs, West Kootenay district-  Adverse claimants, if any, are requested to forward their  objections to me within GO days from date of publication.  G. 0. TUNSTALL, government agent.  _ lievclstoke, December 22nd,_lS!K). .  TIMBER   LEASE.  Notice is hereby given, that thirty days after date we intend making application to the chief commissioner of lands  and works for permission to lease for lumbering purposes,  for a term of twenty-five years, the following-described  tract of land situate in West Kootenay district, British  Columbia : Commencing at a post 10 chains south of northeast corner post of M.' S. Davys's limit ; thence east 20  chains; thence south SO chains; thence east 80 chains ;  thence south SO chains; thence east 40chains ; thence south  100 chains ; thence west 100 chains ; thence north 100 chains :  thence west 20 chains; thence north 80 chains to point of  commencement; and containing 1S00 acres, more or less.  NELSON SAWMILL COMPANY,  By M. S. Davys and J. W. Tolson.  Nelson, B. C, February 2nd, 189L  ���������**  3:Tv THE   MINEE,:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   FEBEUAEY 28,   1891.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.   '     T.    &    H.    M A D D E N  '..NELSON,  B.C -.'��������� .Proprietors.  w  The Madden is Centrally Located,  ith  a  frontage towards  Kootenay  river, and  is iiqwly  furnished 'throughout.''  T 1-1 E       T ._A_ 13 I__ _B  ' ���������    ��������� ' O     ' "���������:    -  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.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TWO-STGEY HOTEL IN NELSON.  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-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  "The  Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  PRO P R112 T O R S.  Tho  reputation made for this house by its former proprietor, J. F. WARD, will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.  A    POLITICAL ..A1I>B>.1&EJ_5S   BY--   Mil.    MA'flCA.'  To the Electors of Yale-Kootenay���������  Gentlemen : Owing to important proposalshaving been made bv the Doniinion imvernment,  thrdugTi the imperial government, to tlie-United-:.  States, with a view of forming a treaty covering,  trade, and other relations between tlie two countries, and that the ..peoples may have an opportunity of expressing their views upon these proposals^ parliament has been dissolved, and you  are now called upon to select a. representative to  the house of commons. The liiost; important  question-that has occupied the attention of the  administration, and the house of commons tor  several,;years past, and probajily the u)ost im-  poi'tant one that will come before the hew'house'  is our trade relations with our neighbors. In  seeking your suffrages at the last general election I stated: "I should favor a reciprocity  treaty with f.he United States that would include the products of* British Columbia^ but  would oppose any modification of,,. the tariff  which should have a tendency towards' free  trade, so long as our neighbors keep their markets closed against us by high protective duties."  The question now comes before us in a definite  form. Shall we adhere to the national policy,  under which Canada has prospered, and en-  deayor to secure a treaty with the United States  that will be fair to both countries,-.or sliall we,  on the other; hand, accept unrestricted reciprocity as advocated by mr. I_aurier and the Reform ,  party?���������ra policy that can have no other meaning than a common ������������������'tariff for Canada and the  United States against the rest of the world, and  one that will be framed at Washington and not  at Ottawa-. ,;  I admit that high protective" tariff, falls more  heavily on our province than any other portion-  of the Dominion, as we are con sinners rather  than producers, and,owing to the great distance  from the manufacturing centers of Ontario and  Quebec, transportation adds materially to the  cost of goods laid down. But-we miistriot: forget, that we are an integral part of the Dominion,  and that no province has participated to so  great an extent in the general prosperity of the  last 5 ��������� years as ours. We must also bear in  mind, that without a. protective tariff Canada  would not have had either the means or credit  to push to completion within so short a time the  Canadian Pacific railway, and without that  work British Columbia would only be a member  of the con federation in name. British Columbia,  covers an immense area, our population is small  and scattered, our mining districts are, in'many  cases almost inaccessible, and our mineral  wealth will remain undeveloped until the mountain ranges are. pierced with railways. The burden of railway building is too heavy to be borne  by the province, and we must largely depend on  federal aid. How can we claim that assistance  unless we contribute our quota of taxation? The  premier, in his recent address, states : We have  by liberal grants of subsidies promoted the  building of railways now become an absolute  necessity, until the whole country is covered as  with a network."  This maybe the case in the older provinces,  but it is certainly not so jn British Columbia.,  except on paper.  There is, I believe, an agitation in the eastern  provinces in favor of an export duty being  placed on nickel ore, and a feeling of alarm in a.  portion of this district, lest such a tax should be  imposed. I donot apprehend any such danger,  but should the government contemplate placing  an impost of that description I will certainly  oppose it. I would favor the duty on lead being  increased, as soon as our smelters are running,  being confident that before many years Kootenay will produce more lead than wilt be required by the whole of the Dominion.  In common with the other members from this  province, I strongly urged upon the government  the advisability of placing mining machinery  on the free list, and pointed out the advantages  that would accrue, not only to British Columbia  but to the whole Dominion, if this encouragement were offered to the mining industry. Our  efforts were so far successful that all mining machinery not manufactured in the Dominion is  now admitted free, and I am glad to know that  more than one mining company in !{!ast and  'West Kootenay has taken advantage of tins  concession.  In endeavoring to secure assistance for public  works, Ihave at least been partially successful.  During in y term subsidies were granted to only  2 railways in this province, one in Yale, the  other in Kootenay. The Columbia river above:  Golden has been improved so that a month- and  upwards in the season have been added ;tq  steamboat navigation, and work is now being  done below the mouth of the Kootenay, which  it is hoped will give navigation on the lower  river all the year round. There is one experimental farm for the province, and that is located  hi;. Yale.  The government decided to 'establish -1 Indus-  trial schools for Indians in our province. Two  of these are now in successful Operation in this  district. So thoroughly are these institutions  appreciated by the' Indians, that the principals  and Indian agents have difficulty, in selecting  pupils, the number offering being so much  greater'tliah there is accommodation for.  There has been considerable dissatisiaet ion on  account of delays that .have occurred in extending post office facilities to outlying districts. I  may say that I have not been idle in this matter, and though, the postmaster-general has not  acceded to every request a,s readily as I could  wish, 22 new offices have been opened within  the past 4 years, with an increase of about 000  miles of service.     ������������������." ���������������������������,>=- ... -,''"������������������'  Now, gentlehieii, I hope I. have placed the issue'fairlv before you. If you have sufficient  confidence in me to re-elect me, I will, asin the  past, give the present government a. generous  support, and I will endeavor at all times to carefully  guard  your interests."   Yours  faithfully,,  J. A. Mara."  CEEHA'iH    4&_i:-TIIB.-..WOEfcLB*,S    ftEKWS.  On the 17th, in New York, bar silver was quoted at 97_  cents an ounce, and. lead at 1:1 cents a i)0\ind.  General William Tecumsoh Sherman died in New York,  city on tlie 14-th. He will be buried with military honors at  St. Louis, Missouri; ' '  '.'Admiral'David I). Porter died in Washington, D. C, On  the 13th.  A 'tire at New Westminster destroyed the Masonic-Odd  Fellows block and all tlie frame buildings on Columbia,  street as far east as the American house. The loss will  amount to fully ������250,000.     .  J  been  '.H.Kyle, a Congregational minister at Aberdeen, has;  ^.en elected United States senator from  South  Dakota..  He received the votes of the Farmer's Alliance and Independents, and is an, independent Republican, in politics.  The Illinois legislature, on the 17th, had its 10.1st ballot  for United States senator, with the following result:  Palmer 101, Streeter 75, Oglcsby 23, and 5 scattering.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  .NELSO-N, il. ���������.  'SODERBERG  & '-.JOHNSON,-'.-.  '.  ��������� PROPRIETORS."  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining -splendid views  of both m dun tain and river.  THE   ROOMS  THE   TABLE  are comf ortable in size and       is  ackiiow 1 cdgod   tlie best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  t:  b.___-:r.  is stocked  with  t.ho  best  liquors  and cigars   procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker &. Sons'  celebrated brands.  TRAIL GREEK, B. C.  W.   S_.   _"<!> 8" _/_'<!>:*     _������__<& _*KB_-;TO__  The Gladstone is the best, kept hotel in the Trail Creek  mining district, its propriet.orbeing a caterer of experience.  The table will always be supplied with the best, of everything obtainable. ,Tlie bar is stocked with 'hoicc liquors  and cigars, including Hiram Walker & Sons pure ryo  whiskies.    Good stabling for animals.  I  **'..���������>       'Tel.-  *-*-*������' ..--���������'      .-j      ���������     _������    i^  1     ih 1   1   1 Mill . ������      ,,T   M]   .  .u.    .f   I  'c   11.  i      .������������������''������������������. -        i-'     - T.i      . '   .1     '.1.1     ��������� - r     ���������    _.    *    i<   !.   P>      < ���������    ��������� "in ���������  1    ��������� T I'lK 'U'J >!.  'Jl     "?J ���������  " ^. "*^*1UI UjlVUI _������������������!_" ��������� lllira, irrivn.     ���������!��������� ���������������! mi .u i. .b.^i������������������i. t     I      I I I I I il i 1.  8  $:  I:  !'  I'.  i'  i  ill .,;!���������  ������fe  '4-r-  ���������-' J  f*  * I  w' 'I'  If-*  ft  m  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   FEBEUAEY  28,   1891.  Main Street,  REVELSTOKE  Railroad Avenue,  SPROAT.  :w\]e_eo:ilj:e]S_____;:i_j:e _A__csr:___>  _r_eut__?_-ZX_.  Agent for the Hamilton Powder Company and Hiram Walker. & Sons' Whiskies.  aine  SMALL    NIICJ^ETS    OF    NEWS.  A question that is being asked: "Who has the authority  to grant hotel licenses in .West Kootenay district?" The  Miner"' cannot answer,���������.���������unless, it is the stipendiary magistrate tor the district, G. C. Tunstall of Revelstoke. ,.  W. F. Whichello, lately employed at. Keefer's camp, Columbia & Kootenay railroad, is earnestly requested to communicate with John Creigh ton, Alexander, Manitoba, who  has important news from England for him; or any information respecting him will be thankfully received by mr.  Creigh ton.  Charles Molsen, the oldest white inhabitant of the Kootenay Lake country, says that during the wind-storm on  Sunday and Monday the lake was rougher than he had  ever before seen it. He claims that no craft now plying on  its waters could have lived through the storm.  Because of the unwillingness of cattle owners to accept  checks in payment for cattle, Billy Perdue and Billy Wilson had to return to Nelson from Kettle river without the  beeves they had rounded up and driven some distance.  The cattle owners of t.he Kettle River country arc either  Indians or half-breeds, and the only money that passes current with them is the Bland silver dollar.   ���������'������������������'',';������������������  By '-'An Act Relating to Licenses," every person selling  opium, except chemists and druggists when using the same  in the preparation of medical prescriptions, is required to  pay a license fee of $250 for every 6 months. How many  Chinese dives are therein Nelson where opium is openly  sold?  The railroad wharf at Nelson will be 2500 feet below the  Citizens' wharf, and about GOO feet below the mouth of Cottonwood Smith creek. The piles are being hauled on the  ground.;  The building adjoining the Nelson meat market has been  leased for a hotel." An addition of 30 feet will be made to  it, which will give it a total length of 70 feet. Nelson will  not be lacking in hotel accommodation in the spring���������  when the "boom" hits it. c  Instead of going to the Lardeaux, to survey timber limits  for G.'O. Buchanan, the McVittie survey party stopped at  Balfour, where'they are now engaged in surveying that  townsite into lots.  Ground was broke on Friday for an addition to the Nelson house. The '.addition will be 2 stories high, with a  frontage of 21 feet on Baker street, and have a depth of 70  feet, 'thirty feet, will also be added to the present building.  This will make the hotel 50 by 70 feet, 2 stories high. There  will be 2S bed-rooms, beside parlor, billiard, and club  rooms. Marks & Van Ness, the owners, claim that they  intend to keep fully abreast with the requirements of  Nelson, and do not purpose allowing any hotel iii the lake  ..country to lead the "Nelson." W. Hilts was awarded the  contract for the improvements.  If Nelson is to be a trade center, every respectable man  who wishes to embark in busines within its limits should  be welcomed. No town grows around which the barb-wire  fence of faction is raised. Nelson is bound to grow, for its  people will not permit the barb-wire fence to be put up--.  oven if official heads must be.decapitated.  The wind-storm of Sunday night blew down the frame of  ���������Hanson & Johnson's new hotel building. The studding  and rafters were somewhat damaged; but the frame is  again up, and, to all appearances, as good as new.  Charles Whitehead accompanied Dan McGillivray to the  coast. Before returning to the lake country, mr. Whitehead will probably take a run down to his farm, near Brandon. Manitoba.  Wants  to  iio   into   the  Hole.   Business.  To Tin-; Enrro.i. ok Tin. MrNi.u: I am thinking some  of going to your part of the world about the first of April  to locate in the hotel business, and will be more than  obliged if you will answer me the following questions:  What is the population of Nelson ? What are the prospects .  for a first-class hotel? Can a building be secured for one?  Are hotels allowed to sell liquor? Mow "many hotels are  there in Nelson ? E. E. 1TIAIR.  Richibucto. N. B., January 28th, 1801.  The resident and transient population .of Nelson is between 400 and 450; by transient, we  mean railroad laborers and miners who make  Nelson their trading- point. That the prospects  for a.first-class hotel are good is evidenced by  the fact that the owners of the Nelson house are  erecting a large addition  to their building, and,  also, by the fact that Dan McGillivray and  others wilt begin work on a 40-rooin hotel  within 30 days. At. present no suitable building  for a hotel can be rented in Nelson; but it is understood, that the McGillivray hotel will be  rented to any first-class hotel man applying in  time. Hotels are allowed liquor licenses. Nelson now boasts of a Lakeview, a Kootenav, a  Madden, an International,-'and a Nelson house.  Another is being built by Hanson & Johnson.  '."."Competition is  the   Life  of Trade."  Gaptain JDavies of the Midge is a strong believer in the adage, "competition is the life of  trade." On learning that beef cattle would not  be brough t i n fro m  Kett 1 e ri v er, h e d etermined  that he would bring in fresh beef from the valley of the Kootenay. He secured the assistance  of Jack Oates, a, butcher of great repute, and  started on Monday for Ainsworth, intending to  go thence to the head of the lake. Captain  Da vies has a few head of cattle at his own ranch  and knows where others can be purchased. He  intends driving them to the head of the lake,  and there do the slaughtering. The captain, before he gets through with the job, will find Billy  Perdue and Albert Barrett close on his trail, as  they also left Nelson on Monday, bound for the  same valley, with the same object in view.  UDSON'S   BAY  AND  AT  (Late  Walsh's)  15 EAST BAKER STREET.  I'oslofl.ee Store,   kelson,  il. ��������� C.  ���������Will purchase lot 3 in block 14 (the lot is between dr.  Arthur's drug store and mr. Ellis's assay office). Terms:  $195.cash ; balance, October 15th, 1801. Apply to Houston,  Ink & Allan, 14 East Baker street.  The undersigned will sell an undivided one-fifth interest  (120 feet) in   the Ivanhoe  mining claim, situate on Hall.  creek, 16 miles from Nelson. JOHN HOUSTON.  Nelson, B. C, February 28th, 1891.  AND GENTS' FUENISHING GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL LINES OF  The undersigned is prepared to do operative  dentistry at his office, on Stanley street, from  2 to 4 P. M. (Sundays excepted). All work  guaranteed for one year.   Terms strictly cash.  E. C. ARTHUR, A. M., M.  Nelson, B. C, February 27th, 1S01.  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  IGARS   AT    WHOLESALE  NOTARY  PUBLIC.  t_oaa \^ ���������  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.     1  will do all kinds of  CLEARING AND CONTRACT WORK  in and about  Estimates given on work.  Postoffice address, Nelson.  NOTARY  PUBLIC,  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc.  Agent for mineral claims; crown grants obtained   for  mineral claims, and abstracts of title for same furnished.  Office at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. C.  pWM_^C||  ml  !_(*���������" #'_���������_ ' i _*_%  K"'n_SV_?,Vf  ���������������'���������_��������� iX!t ���������-������������������*/���������  p..,_������i1i __    i  _ s "3   *       "* .   ia  ���������������_���������"������  ��������� -v-


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