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The Miner 1892-02-27

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 /'  "-'X  /  *_rT ._'  J  >  I. "  ���������A       - 7  ^  O"  J  Tlie Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  Tlie  Ores are  Eligh-tfiiradc in Gold,  Silver,  Copper,  an������I  Lead.  NUMBEE 88.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   FEBEUAEY   27,   1892.  $4 A YEAE,  0_������i:\BX-i;    ������E    NAVIGATION.  But little is definitely known as to when navigation on either the Columbia.' or Kootenay  rivers will be resumed. The Columbia river is  between 4 and 5 feet lower than when the Lvt-  ton-stopped running last fall, and is still falling.  When at Little Dalles recently, captain Troup is  reported as saying that the Lytton would be in  thorough repair by the 12th of March, and that  she would be able to run up to Robson with 18  inches more water than what was then in the  river. Other steamboatmen doubt whether  the Lytton has sufficient power to be able  to make the run over the rapids in low  water. Men are at work removing obstructions to navigation at Rock island and at Tincup  rapids. The track of the Columbia & Kootenay  will be all right at any time after the management is notified that the steamboat is ready to  make regular trips. On the Kootenay the ice is  solid for long stretches, and the Spokane is  not likely to leave her wharf at Bonner's Ferry  earlier than the 20th of March. The ice in the  outlet is still solid for about a mile between 5-  and 7-mile points. Although the weather is  mild and the snow disappearing a little every  day, navigation will probably not open much  earlier than last year.  Toad Mountain Mining News.  The Silver King tunnel was advanced about 8  feet during the week, and is now in over 800  feet.    A vein of ore about a foot wide was struck  on the south: side; the ore being similai^to that  in the.big'ore body on the north of and parallel  with the tunnel. This goes to indicate that the  Kootenay Bonanza ground contains what many  claim, the largest deposit of ore on Toad mountain. The face of the tunnel is in the Kootenay Bonanza and over 350 feet below the surface.  Small stringers of ore are showing up in the  Grizzly tunnel. The ore body in the Dandy  drift continues about the same width and of the  same grade. Work will be commenced on Monday on the Silver Queen, the claim recently sold  to a Montreal company. John Robertson of the  Grizzly will act as superintendent until spring.  Fire Appliances Ordered.  The chief of the Nelson fire department has  ordered 1000 feet of 2-inch hose, a hose-cart, and  a miscellaneous lot of lire appliances from Toronto, to the end that the town will have ample  protection in case of fire. Before doing so, however, he should have consul ted-the "residents" of  Nelson who would rather see the water in Ward  creek running to'waste'than utilized for fire and  household purposes. As soon as the hose-cart  arrives a hose team will be organized, as several  of the members of the Deluge Hook & Ladder  Company are rioted sprinters, one of them winning second monev in the fat-men's race last  summer.  _������c_io:aitccd as  Wlao.ly  l.ad.  The conscensus of opinion at Nelson is that the  act amending the Land Act is wholly bad and  not in the interests of either the province or the  actual settler. In what way is the actual settler  benefited if required to bid against the speculator for agricultural land? and what way is the  province benefited if large tracts are leased to  cattle men at a less annual rental than the present tax on wild land? But, then, the government will probably learn at the next election  that the ideas of the people are directly at  variance with those of the men now  office at Victoria.  bolding  Tlie  Ward  Preemption.  Although unable to get his preemption recorded at the government office at Nelson, because of its being within the limits of the reserve  placed on land for the benefit of the Nelson &  Port Sheppard railway, mr. Ward does not in  tend to abandon his claim. If the land is not  now open to preemption entry because of the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway reserve, it certain ly was not open to preemption entry when  mr. Townley took it up. Then another question  arises: Did the cancelling of the Columbia <fe  Kootenay reserve open to sale and preemption  all land 21 miles south of the outlet? If so, why  is not the land stakeel by mr. Ward open to sale  and preemption? It is generally admitted at  Nelson that mr.Townley and his associates have  no right to the land, they obtaining their title  in an illegal way.  SMAO,    NUGGETS    OF   NEWS.  Two improvements:    The gold and blue signs  on  the windows  of the Nelson  hotel and the  water used in that hostelry.  According to a petition sent to the legislative  assembly, the following names are those of  "residents" of Nelson who are afraid that the  water and light so, badly needed in Nelson will  fall into the hands of monopolists���������other than  the men they work for: A. E. Beaudoin, C.  Brown, Andrew C. Muir, M. J. Clarke, D. C.  McMorris, B. Rizzinto, John Miles, P. P. Jansen,  A. Chisholm, A. P. Smith, G. Lansam, T. B.  Saunders, A. O. Decker, J. Almoure, P. Rodier,  M". Toureselle, Jos. Gacqui, Jos. Conternp, P.  Barry, David Whitely, D. Dunn, M. Aubrey, F.  Williamson, C. Jiszkowicz. Some of these men  ���������'are not even residents of Nelson, and no one of  their names appears on the assessment roll.  A Nelson business man, now at Victoria,  w^ that VJoshDavies had his.  sale today," and 1, see suckers are still plentiful  here. I think, his sale would average about $70  per lot���������away lip on the hill at this." We believe the lots referred to as "away up on the hill"  are not even surveyed. But, then, all ground  within a mile or two of Nelson is more valuable  to outsiders .than it appears to be to insiders.  A. Lyall and H. S. Price arrived at Nelson this  week from Great Falls, Montana. Mr. Lyall  will start a bakery and confectionery as soon as  a suitable building can be secured.  A. Heron of. Barker, Montana, writes The  Miner, under date of February-Ith, to learn the  -whereabouts of William Rosamond, who is believed to be in British Columbia. We believe  mr. Rosamond is engaged in mining in one of  the camps to the south of Golden, if so his  friends in that section should notify him that mr.  Heron has business of importance to transact  with him.  Pat Noonan came in yesterday from Pilot Bay  and reports the timber of the outer wharf at the  smelter site nearly all in place; when all in,  work will then be commenced on the inner  wharf. Work is also  ing-house and office.  Galena Trading Company is well  under'way.  About 30 men are employed.  The sub-committee who had the matter in  charge selected block 2:1, at the east end of Silica  street, as a suitable site for the proposed Kootenay Lake General Hospital building. Tlie government will  be asked to donate the ground as  being done on the board-.  The store building for the  tr>'  soon as   the  hospital association  is duly incorporated.  All of Nelson's first-class hotels will open their  dining-rooms to the hungry multitude on Monday. Some of the prices charged will be steep,  but the boys who make their headquarters at  Nelson are all capitalists.  The government has given notice through the  Victoria Colonist and the British Columbia Gazette, and no doubt through the Revelstoke Star  also, that a public auction sale of lots in the  town of Nelson will be held at Nelson on or  about tlie 20th day of April next. Thanks be to  the chief commissioner of lands and works.  It is current rumor that Nelson is to have  sampling works in the early summer.  According to the record kept at the Columbia  & Kootenay depot, 65 inches of snow fell at Nelson between December 8th and February 17th.  oi;t.sii>e  news  kw   teleukaimk.  Cablegrams on Frida v brought news of intense  excitement in Berlin, as the result of emperor  William's speech on Thursday. During the  forenoon about 5000 unemployed men met in a  public square and passed inflammatory resolutions, denouncing the government. They were  charged by the police and a hard fight ensued.  The unemployed men were dispersed after many  being wounded and a large number arrested. It  is held by many that a dangerous crisis is inevitable, and that prince Bismarck will oppose  the   government   at  the   head   of   one   of 'the  strongest parties ever known in Germany.  . . . A caucus of the Democratic members  of congress was held at Washington on-Thursday night to consider the silver question. The  free coinage men were in the majority, but the  minority were unwilling to be bound by caucus  action. The resolution submitted by the members opposed to free coinage declared in favor of  the continued use of gold and silver as money  and unalterable, opposition to any legislation  which would drive either metal out of general  circulation. After considerable debating, for  and against, the caucus adjourned, leaving the  matter with the rules committee for future  action. . . . The Claggett-Dubois senatorial  contest still drags along at Washington, mr.  Claggett being permitted to address the senate  in his own behalf on Thursday. His speech was  well delivered and well received. . . . Parliament was opened at Ottawa on Monday,  the 22nd, governor-general Stanley delivering  a speech which touched in a friendly  spirit on matters concerning Canada's relations    with    the    United    Slates A  grocery merchant of New Westminster named  Innes  has  absconded,  leaving a  large number  of creditors in the lurch.    .    .    .    Many carloads  of steel have arrived at Sand Point, Idaho, for  the Great Northern railway, and the track will  be laid to Bonner's Ferry inside of 40 days (unci er con t ra ct).    .    .    .    S po k an e is en j oy i ng her  old-time prosperity, the streets being thronged  with strangers as a result of the successful termination   of  the Great Northern negotiations.,  Construction work will be commenced at once  and depot buildings erected.    Real   estate  has  taken a jump and all classes of business is stimulated   by   the   encouraging outlook.     .   '���������-.  Harry Baer and miss May Scott (formerly mrs.  Dell Lasher), both of Spokane, were-married-on  Thursday   at   Seattle.    .    .    .    Bar   silver  was  quoted at 91 cents in New York on the 25th*  fiive  (he .District a B>e Facto Agent.  Mi1. Fitzstubbs, who at one time was.the de  jure government agent in West Kootenay, is reported to be in San Francisco for medical treatment. While hoping for his speedy reeovery,  the people, here would like to see a de-facto  agent appointed for* the district,  A.E.ciHlfB.culs (<������  (lie  Mineral  Act.  Advices   from   Victoria   are   that   the   only  amendments likely to be made to the Mineral  Act will be one in'regard to partnerships and  one defining the amount of the fee to be collected  for recordiug assessment work.  BEailvtay'.Land   4������rant Meeting.  A public  meeting will be held  at  the Phair  hotel on  Monday evening, at 8 o'clock, to take  action in the matter of asking the legislative assembly to grant a land bonus to the Nelson &  Fort Sheppard railway.  A  IKraud.  On examining the records at Nelson, no such  claim as the "Silver Prince" was found. The  company organized in Spokane to work it is  probably as worthless as the property it claims  to own.  ^^"T1?S31W*^^ THE  MIKEE:    KELSON,   B.   0.   SATUEDAY,  PEBETJAEY  27,   1892.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &   T.    MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  vvitli a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   SS   STOCKED   WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  ''-NELSON,. IS. ���������.'���������  AXEL  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  <_j  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..  TIIEECIE   _B_A__E_  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands. ���������  East Baker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Pine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONE   Jb   .TI&__CflLL|J_S I'ROFRIETOKS  TRAM,   B. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  ftood Table; Uootl Beds ; Hyns-Closc Liquors.  AN  ACT  TO REGULATE CONDITIONAL SAXES.'  regu-  The following bill, entitled >'An Act to  late the law with regard to conditional sales of  goods and chattels," has been introduced in the  assembly by attorney-general Davie:  1.    From and after the coming into force of  this act every receipt note, hire receipt, or order  for chattels,   given  by any bailee of  chattels,  where the condition of bailment is such that the  possession of the  chattel  should pass   without  any ownership therein   being acquired   by the  bailee until the payment of the purchase or consideration money, or some stipulated part thereof,   shall  only  be  valid as against subsequent  purchasers or mortgagees without notice in good  faith for, valuable consideration in the case of  manufactured goods  or chattels, which at the  time possession is given to the bailee, have the  name and address of the manufacturer, bailor,  or vendor of same painted, printed,  stamped,  or  engraved  thereon, or other wise plainly at-  tached thereto, and shall be void as against any  such subsequent purchasers or mortgagees unless a true copy of any such receipt note, hire  receipt, or order shall be filed, if given, made or  created in "Vancouver Island, or affecting property therein,   by delivering such  copy to  the  registrar-general of titles within 21 days of the  bailment, and if given, made, or created on the  mainland of British Columbia, or affecting property therein, by depositing the same with the  government agent of the place nearest the place  of bailment within the period of 21 days from  the  bailment,  and no  such   bailment shall  be  valid as against such subsequent purchaser or  mortgagee as; aforesaid,  unless i. is evidenced  in writing, signed by the bailee or his agent, and  is dated of the day when the bailment was made.  2. Every nianufacturer, bailor, or vendor  shall, on application by any proposed purchaser  or other interested person, within five days furnish full information respecting the amount or  balance due or unpaid on any such manufactured goods or chattels, and the terms of payment of such amount or balance, and in case of  refusal or neglect to furnish the information'  asked for, such manufacturer, bailor, or vendor  shall be liable to a fine not exceeding $50 on conviction before a stipendiary or police magistrate  or two justices of the peace.  3. The person so enquiring (if by letter) shall  give a name and post office address to which a  reply may be sent, and it shall be sufficient if  the information aforesaid be given by registered  letter deposited in the postoffice within the said  five days, addressed to the person enquiring at  his proper post office within the said five days,  addressed to the person enquiring at his proper  postoffice address, or where a name and address  is given as aforesaid, addressed to such person  by the name and at the postoffice so given.  4. If any manufacturer, bailor, or vendor of  such chattel or chattels, or his successor in interest, where there has been a conditional sale,  or promise of sale, take possession thereof for  breach of condition, he shall retain the same for  twenty days, and the bailee, or his successor in  interest, may redeem the same within such  period on payment of the full amount then in  arrear, together with interest and the actual  costs and expenses of taking possession which  have been incurred.  5. When the goods or chattels have been sold  or bailed originally for a greater sum than $30,  the same, when taken possession of, as in the  preceding section -mentioned, shall not be sold  without five days notice of the intended sale being first given to the bailee, or his successor in  interest. The notice may be personally served  or may, in the absence of such bailee or his successor in interest, be left at his residence or last  known place of abode in British Columbia, or  may be sent by registered letter deposited in the  postoffice at least seven days before the time  when the said five days will elapse, addressed to  the bailee, or his successor in interest, at his last  known postoffice address in Canada. The said  five days or seven days may be part of the  twenty days in the previous section mentioned.  6. Section one of this act shall not apply to  household furniture;, but pianos, organs, or other  m usical instruments are not included in the term  "household furniture" when it appears in this  section.  7. The proper officer, on receipt of the copy  mentioned in section one of this act, shall duly  file the same and cause it to be properly entered  in an index  book to be kept for that purpose,  and shall be entitled to charge 25 cents for every  such filing, and 10 cents for every search in respect thereof. A clerical error which does not  mislead, or an error in an immaterial or nonessential part of the said copy so filed, shall not  invalidate the said filing or destroy the effect  thereof.  8. The manufacturer, bailor, or vendor shall  leave a copy of the receipt note, hire receipt,  order, or other instrument by which a lien on  the chattel is retained, or which provides for a  conditional sale, with the bailee or conditional  vendee at the time of the execution of -.the. lustrum ent, or within 20 days thereaf t er.  9. This act shall not come into force until the  1st day of January, 1893r^^ .'."..-.���������'     ,  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  FIEST-OLASS   IN   EYEEY   EESPE0T.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.   ,  THE SAMPLE-E00M IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGAES  AND THE FINEST BEANDS OF LIQITOES.  PROPRIETORS  i'The   Finest Hotel in Toad   Mountain  District."  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON. B. ���������.  JOHNSON   &   MAHONEY,  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.  Telephone 21.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson and Revelstoke,  carry full lines of all kinds of furniture for residences,  hotels, and offices.   Mattresses made to order, and  at prices lower than eastern and coast.  . They are also agents for  Evans Pianos and Doherty Organs.  NELSON   STORE :  No. 4 Houston <& Ink Building, Joscpiaine Street.  }. r._        _Wr_ THE   MINES,:    UELSOB,   B.   0.,   SATUBDAT,   FEBEUAEY   27,   1892.  REAL   ESTATE   AND   S  Telephone 38.  CE   AGENT.  s  Town  Lots,  Acreage,  and"Mining  Properties  Bought and  Sold  on  Commission.  G)_F_F_CG7.  T  J z  SPECIALTIES:  Mining   Conveyancing and Abstracts  of  Title to Mineral Claims.  Ao-ent   for  the   Standard   Life As-  surance   Company of  London.  wESf.:;';^'S^osFOZKr.   stbeett   zstelsoist,   zb_ o>  ���������TWO-' JftllNEKS   LOST.  Last fall a number of miners left Nelson for  the Priest Lake,country, iust across the line in  Idaho, among the number Fred Slitter, the discoverer of the Sutter claim on (riveout creek.  From the following,., clipped from the Spokane  Re view of the 14th, they had better remained on  Toad mountairi: .���������'.���������'���������  A. Klockman, of Sand Point, Idaho, has just  returned from a trip to the Priest Lake country,  where he had the misfortune to lose two of his  men.     He  says:     "We  have  four stations  or  cabins on the route from what  is known as the  big lake to the range where our prospects are  located.    The first is at the. foot of the big lake  and is our main supply station. Here we stopped  and examined some prospects near there for several days.    The second'station is at the head of  a little Jake "about 30 miles from the first.    The  third  is 5  miles  further along  the   trail,   and  the  fourth   is  10  miles   more  and  at the very  foot    of    the    divide.     Here    we! had   three  men    at    work     in    the    mines.      They    were  Billy Huston, Carl Scheiher, and Fred Sutter.  My party remained at the first station for a few  days.    We then determined to go down to camp  4 to see how the prospects there were looking.  When we arrived at the camp at the head of the  little lake  we  found   Sutter  there .nearly exhausted with hunger and exposure.    He had a  sad story to tell.    It seems that the provisions  of the three men at camp 4 were getting quite  low when they discovered one morning that a  band of about 25 cariboo had passed near their  cabin during the night.    The snow was about 2  feet deep at that time.    Huston and Scheiber de-  determined to follow the cariboo and secure some  meat to help out their provisions.    They both  had  good, rifles and 20 rounds of ammunition  apiece.    Each   man   wore   snowshoes  and took  with him 4 bannocks or loaves of bread.    They  carried   no  blankets  and   expected  to  be gone  about 2 days.    They  told  Sutter to   wait  for  them 3 days and if thev did not  return bv that  time to   make his way out. to the lower camp.  He waited 10 days for their return, but they did  not come.    He then started for the lower camp,  but   came   very   near  never ' reaching   it.      He  found   the  country   full   of   ravenous   wolves,  and twice he was compelled to  climb a tree to  escape being eaten alive.    He  finally succeeded  in  reaching the third  camp, .-where   he  waited  four days longer-, and then pressed forward to  the camp at the head of the little lake where our  party found him.    He was there 7 days, making  a  total  of  21  days since the   two  hunters left  camp.    We went back but could find no trace of  them.     We then  returned  to Sand Point with  Sutter.    As soon as we arrived there I fitted out  a party led by my guide John   Pelky, and sent  them back to look for the lost men, but I never  expect to see them again, although they may be  secure in some  place   where they    cannot    get  out   until  spring.    It  snowed   every  day after  they left their camp, and when 1  left there it  was six  feet deep.    There is-a bare possibility  that they crossed the divide into the Kootenay  country," and it snowed so hard they could not  get back.    If so they will be compelled to remain  there unfil spring as they can not get out.    That  is about the only chance of their being alive.    I  have  heard  nothing  from   the  rescuing  party  since it left."  Ssipervisioii of 4Pi������crai<������i*s.  A bill has been introduced in the Ohio legislature providingfor the appointment of an "exam  iner of railroad telegraphers," with a salary of  $1200, to see that none but competent persons  are employed as operators.    The bill is particularly in tended for the protection of the t raveling  public.    In many railroad offices mere boys are  employed. .They may be fairly good operators,  but they of necessity lack the carefulness and  judgment that age  and  experience  bring.    It  'may  be ���������claimed that it is only at the smaller  stations that such young operators are employed  ; and that the business of these stations will not  warrant  the employment  of  older  and   more  competent,  and  therefore higher-priced operators, but accidents  are  fully as apt to happen  through mistakesin train orders received at the  small stations as at the larger ones, and the expense saved by the avoidance of such accidents  would far more than pay the difference in the  operator's   salary,  to   say nothing of   the additional safety afforded the traveling public.    It  is  a question,  too,  whether women   operators  should be placed in charge of such offices.    At  the time of the Johnstown, Pennsylvania, flood  ���������much valuable time could have been saved in  notifying the  people of Johnstown of the, im-:e  pending calamity had not a girl operator in an  office near the bursting dam promptly gone into  hysterics when informed what was happening.  None but experienced, steady, sober operators  should be allowed to handle railroad business,  and they should be well paid.  NELSON, B.C. :  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, aiKl have on display a full range of.  Plain and Pancy "Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PRICES TOSUIT THE TIIMIIES  The Cheapest Place to Buy Stoves, Tinware, etc.,  and to go for any kind of copper, tin,-'  i, and sheet-iron  work is  W. KIRKUFS, Houston-Ink Block,  NELSON,   _B_ C_  ~rTJ. M0WAT & 00.  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.    Shop: corner Josephine and Bluff sts.  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.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  AL ESTATE  ---^CONVEYANCING.  ES  c   Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on, commission.   Conveyancing.documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street,' NELSON, :B.. 0,  l.ciVrc.sciitaJives   ad:   Vaiicomvcr,   New   Westminster,  and   Victoria.  .0.  .^-  (N OTA RY  PU BLIC)  Real Estate, Mining Broker,  Insurance Agent,  WEST  B5AKS.lt  STIKEET,.  Representing���������  C1TTZJ.NS (Fire.)  QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)   XI.I.SOX,   IS. C.  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTERESTS in the  district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine  owners, miners, and prospectors  TO THE SLOCAN MINES,  and. to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the cldorados tributary do Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  i6i������_J  1)1']A L!CI.S   IN  GENERAL   MERCHASSSDSS  AND   M!NERS'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices.. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant but 150 miles.  The EASIEST and QUICKEST IIOUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY. Pack and saddle horses for tlie conveyance of parties and supplies will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible-to reach that district in the spring.  _**"  T  I   '-j  1. THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,  FEBEUAEY  27,   1892.  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-adyance  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 'aveigt.it 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.  Letters to the Editor avill only appear, over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  Avill not be printed on any consideration.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in slock.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.  In making appropriations for West Kootenay  diFtrict, tho gx.ve?rnment should do as it did last  year,  that is,  make a lump  appropriation  for  roads, bridges, and trails.    A road or trail that  may appear necessary in mid-winter may not be  needed  in mid-summer,   when  the   funds   are  available; and in mid-summer roads and trails  that were not thought of in mid-winter may be  actually needed.    There is nothing sectional in  this way of dealing with appropriations, and no  money   is   expended   on   works   that   are   not  actually needed.    The same is true in a great  measure as regards  appropriations   for  public  buildings.    It  is time enough  to make an  appropriation for a court-house when the center of  population of the district is known.   While Nelson is now the most important town in the district  and its center of population,  some other  town  may be more central within a year.    In  fact, it is debatable whether the present division  of Kootenay is the best that   could be  made.  The Miner holds that Kootenay district should  be made into two districts whose dividing line  should be an east and west one, not a north and  south   one.   The   population   of  the   northern  portion  of Kootenay is  mainly in  the towns  along the line of the Canadian Pacific railway,  only   a   small   percentage    being   in   the   settlements and   mining   camps  to the   south   of  Golden.    Donald is near the center of the district, and already is well provided with government buildings���������and officials.    The bulk  of the  populatian of the southern portion of Kootenay  is in the mining towns and camps on Kootenay  lake, Nelson probably being as near the center  of population as any other point, and the most  accessible.    It will be urged that this rearrangement of districts would work a hardship on the  people of Fort Steele in lower East Kootenay.  The only hardship it could possibly work would  be to compel their mining recorder and collector  of taxes to send his reports to Nelson instead of  to Donald, as not one in fifty of the people of  that section ever go  to Donald  on  any public  business.      Lump   the   appropriations   and   rearrange the boundaries of the district.  Mr. Kellie, the member for West  Kootenay,  has introduced a bill in the legislative assembly  that, if passed, Avill do  more  to hasten  tlie development of the resources of the province than  all the  laws enacted in  the last twenty years.  But the bill will not become laAV, for it is in advance of the men who are elected to the assembly.    If passed, there would be no necessity for  the legislative assembly  meeting oftener than  once in two years, for private legislation Avould  be done away with altogether, and private legislation now takes up fully half the time of the annual sessions.    It would also do away with the  necessity of granting large areas of land to the  promoters of railway and other schemes. The  province needs railways, and they ...would be  built; were it possible for men to engage in that  business as readily as they can now engage in  other enterprises. Under the present system  the Canadian Pacific has sufficient influence to  defeat the chartering of any and all roads that  are not branches of its system or in some way  tributary to it. If it has not sufficient influence  to defeat charters in the legislative assembly it is  all-powerful with the government at Ottawa,  which has the right to disallow provincial bills. It-  should not be within the power of any corporation, or, for that matter, within the power of  any set of men, to retard the development of the  province, and if mr.^Kellie's bill becomes law  that, power would be forever gone.  . F.  & Co.  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS,  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES, ETG.  WH������:__ESAO_    ������1_A_LEI1S    IN   ..CIGAKS...    RAYMONIV  .  SEWfiNft   MACHINES   O   STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.' '  Postoffice Store,  Nelson,  JB. C.  AND GENTS' PITKNISHING GOODS.  ALSO, FULL LINES OF  PATENT   MEDICINES  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  One of the best points for investment in the Kootenay  Lake country.  in order to obtain the full benefit of the coming season's  rise in values.  LOTS   AT   REASONABLE   PR.CES  and on the best terms can be hod of C. HAMBER, West  Baker street, Nelson, duly authorized Nelson agent for the  Kaslo-Kootenay Land Company, Limited.  LtEAl  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.  -.'-Yard; ".At end of Flume. ������  Mill:   Two Miles South of Kelson.  Manufacture  The mill lias a capacity of 20,<H)& feet a day.  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W. N. K0LPE, Secretary.  umces\End of Flume.  Telephone 2.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber ���������' good, bad, and indifferent - on  hand or made to order. Telephone  connection with Nelson, Balfour,  and Ainsworth.  G. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth.  The Davies-Sayward  Sawmill Company  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PEICE LIST  (DELIVERED AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,  OR   BALFOUR).  I*KESSfl.l>.  No. 1 flooring, _. inch, per M  $32 00  No. 2         "        Cinch,      "  27 00  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       "        32 00  No. 2        "       Cinch,       "       27 00  Rustic,                                  "  27 00  Select clear, DD,             "         _0 00  No. 1 common, D,             "        25 00  DD,          "        27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot..     10  No. 1 common, per M  $20 00  No. 2        " "     15 00  Culls, "       ;     12 00  Shingles, "       _. 50  MO_LIWL\������S.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2J@10c  Mills at Pilot ISay, Kootenay ILatae.  S. 0. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  K. F. PJSJRRY, Agent at Nelson.  KKEJUNEK ������& WATSON, Agents at Ainsworth.  _  ** _������������3������__������_WJi!S_2i-  THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   FEBEUAEY-27,   1892.  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner, Deputy Sheriff, and Notary Public.  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. 0OENEE BAKEE AND JOSEPHINE STEEETS, NELSON, B. 0.  Telephone 24.  Loans negotiated on  Nelson property. Collections made. Conveyancing documents drawn up.  :      ��������� Town lots,  lands,  and mining cairns handled on commission.  FASHION   hint:..  Bridal toilets are magnificeiitly simple.  Red hats and bonnets are appearing again.  Tulle is the standard fabric for dancing gowns.  Leaving cards at "teas" is a new society notion.  A short waist apparently adds to the height.  Madam's visiting card is made a little smaller.  Light-colored kids are bad form save for evening.  A collarless bodice only goes with a prepossessing neck.  Most of the winter teas in eastern cities are  followed by a dance. *  A long coat is an indispensable adjunct to a  well-equipped wardrobe.  Sleeves are of endless variety, but the fashionable sleeve is very long.  Trained skir,ts now measure four and one-half  yards in width.  Nearly all new dress materials are extra wide,  from forty-four to fifty-six inches.  The bonnet is now a harmonious part of the  toilet rather than a contrasting one.  Sleeve buttons representing ears of corn are  seen in profusion.  ,   The gentleman's carte de visite now consists  of a bit of stiff paper rather than card.  Individual butter knives are an essential to  the well-set table.    What are we coming to?  A. few Philadelphia girls have ventured to  wear the three-cornered cocked hat.  Jeweled lace flounces are decidedly a fad, and  are too expensive to become very common.  Some of the handsomest costumes of the season are made up without foundation skirts.  The crying want of the hour is a skirt-holder  for trained dresses.  The custom of a caller leaving a card for every  member of the family is a back-number one.  Insect bonnets are a fad in Paris. Dragon  flies on green velvet frames are among those described.  Crepons, vicuna cloths, New Bedford cords  and changeable bengalines are the wool fabrics  ottered for spring gowns for house and street  alike.  The tendency at present is for wavy hair.  Fringes are unquestionably growing smaller and  those quite pointed over the forehead are worn  by women who have, high foreheads and long  faces.  Whatever change may take place in the style  of the corsage in the near future, there is yet,  generally speaking, no such thing as a wholly  plain waist outside of Shakerdom or the convent.  Plainer spring dresses for morning, shopping  and traveling will be made of English wools and  sleazily woven homespuns in checks, in stripes,  and flecked as with snowflakes of very rough  wool, as in the hourrettes of former years.���������  Very few women who can afford it now wear  any but silk-lined gowns. The skirts hang so  perfectly and are so light in weight, and bodices  similarly lined lit better and are infinitely more  comfortable than those made on ordinary foundations.  Authorities now declare the only proper garment for the pet dog at breakfast to be a simple  blanket of blue or white flannel, and that to  wear a collar before mid-day is the essence of  I did  the same thing  Full of ambishun and  vulgarity.    Could delicacy andthe edict of fashion go further? ������  Among the, revived fancies are very handsome  Roman anc. Persian silk sashes, also silk blouses,  made of richly striped silks and satins.  He was Satisfied with a ������oo������l Tiling.  It was a station on the Detroit, Grand Haven  & Milwaukee road. A clean-looking young man  about 20 years old boarded the train with a ticket  for Detroit, and as it happened he sat down beside an old man who had been asleep with his  neck on the back of the seat and his nose in the  air for the last hour.  '���������Massy on me! but I must hev bin asleep!"  exclaimed the old man as he suddenly awoke.  "Yes, I know I was. fur I dreamed that them  tarnal hogs had got out of the pen agin and was  rootin'all over the ga^rden!"  He gave the young man beside him a good  looking over, and by and by inquired:  ..'..'���������  "Goin'fur?" ,    y-X:     V . . . *:  "To Detroit," was the reply.  "Ever been tliar before?"  "No."  -.;���������  "Jest a settin' out to seek your fortin', I  'spose?"  "Yes, sir."  '���������"Wall, that's  right,  when  I was your aige.  enterprise, ain't ye?"  "I want to make my way."  "Of course. That was the way I felt. I believe in a yeung man settin' out to carve his  fortin'. If he's got the real stuff in him he'll get  aloug all right. Detroit's a good town and a big  town, and if you do what'right you'll get there."  "Thanks, sir;" replied the young man.  "Yaas," continued the old man, as he bit off  about an inch of plug tobacco, "I went out when  I was about your aige to carve my fortin'. I had  more ambishun than would load a sled. I was  determined to git thar or break a leg. Thar was  no such word as.fail in my bright Lexington of  youth."  "And how did you come out?" inquired the  youth as he somewhat, critically surveyed the  unkempt appearance of the old man.  " Waal, I kinder stopped short, I guess.  Everybody says so, and I guess it's so. That is,  it might be short fur some folks, but it was fur  'nuff fur me.    I've alius bin mor'n satisfied."  "How do you mean?"  "Waal, I got to that point whar' I was a-pay-  in' $5 a week fur board and washin'. Then I  married the woman who was a-gettin'the $5out  of me. She had 5 children, all able to work,  and between 'cm all they have managed it so  that I hain't had no thin' to do but chaw ter-  backer, drink whisky, and keep a fightin' bulldog ever since."  The young man didn't seem at all over this  statement, and, observing the fact, the old man  patted him on the shoulder and said:  "We ain't all alike, you know. There is them  as struggles and keeps on a-strugglin' to get way  up and be Jay Goulds and all that. Then there  is the others ar is satisfied with a good thing���������a  real good thing.    Yin one of the latter.  "Ivlust be kinder pleasant to be a big man and  carry around a million dollars, but I'm a-tellin'  you that when a man can sit by his own fireside and knows that if a circus comes to town  he hain't going to git left, and that his wife and  children hain't goin' to see him want fur them  things as makes his soul happy, he's a-thinkin'  of about as much comfort as there is in this cold  world."  He then relapsed into silence, and presently  fell asleep again. As the train stopped at the  next station, it aroused him, and looking around  at the young man, he said:  "Yaas, sir-e-e! Jest bear that in mind. When'  your board an' washin' an' mendiu' get up as  high as $5 a week marry the widder and you've  struck it rich for life. I've knowecl folks who  was so ambishus that they walked right over a  good thing and was sorry for it the rest of their  born days, but tha/t hain't me. Aim fur eagles,  but don't refuse to take duck if it flies agin ye."  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,000-0<M>  REST,        .        .   '   .        . ������,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,   Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND,   E. S. CLOUSTON,   ...:.... .President   Vice-President  General Manager  NELSON BEANOH, 13 EAST BAKEE STEEET.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world ;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  INGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  BANK OF  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  ���������AB������ITA_, <i>������i������l H!������), ������������00,000    .    .$J{,<MM>,<MM>  (With power to increase.)  KKSI.IKYK FIIM&,   ������230,000      .    .        1,100,0<"������  __3^^^_isroi3:ES _  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  Ne\v\V< stininster,B.C.,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Taeoma, Washington.  Kam loops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 00 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Bank of Canada and brandies;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York ;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  A BSimieli of this Bank will he establish'"! In the  Kootenay Lake Disl.i-ir.t (at, NKLSOX, ������. ������'���������) as soon as  the season opens in the spring of 1S92, and,will undertake  collections, remittances (to and from all points), anti a general banking business. WM. C, VVAKD,  Victoria, B. C, December 10th, 1891. Manager. *,_k.-������ixrfafo='-="-  ijxxuxzaxsxxii-H y;x&Gfvsaedi  ���������&jTS'^.frc~3tCXZi3^t&S.#^^*l**^J^~'1^'*'  ���������i. ora a i������it*tt������* j.i*  .-m^iWsUjwi *������������������;.'  6  THE  MINEE:    KELSON,   B.   a,   SATUEDAY,  FEBKUiEY  27,   1892.  Tlie lie osho Mining 0 ompany, (Foreign).  Registered the 5th day of January, 1892.  CERTIFICATE  OF,��������� REGISTRATION.'  This is to certify that I have this day registered "The  Neosho Mining Company, (Foreign)," under the "Companies Act, Part IV, Registration of Foreign Companies,"  and the "Companies Act Amendment Act, 1889."  The objects for which the company is established are:  1. .-To'acquire by purchase, or from the gOAreminent of  the United States, or of British Columbia, or of the sovereignty thereof, or otherwise; to take, on lease or on  license, to own and possess gold and silver mines and other  mines and easements, licenses or other interests in the  same, or either of them, wheresoever situated.  2. To acquire, build, lease, construct, own, and possess  smelting works and reduction works for the reduction and  smelting of gold ores, silver ores, or other ores.  3. To develop the several properties and classes of property hereinbefore named, and to acquire, build, construct,  lease, own, and possess the works, plant, machinery, and  apparatus necessary to or useful for the development of  said properties and the enjoyment thereof, and also such  easements, licenses, patents, patent-rights, and privileges  as are or may, be conveniently enjoyable for its business  objects as the same are herein expressed.  L To search for, get, work, raised make merchantable,  sell and deal in, gold and silver ores and other ores and  other metals, minerals, and substances, and for these purposes or other purposes of the company, or any of them,  (whenever deemed expedient) to construct, maintain,  and improve, and to contribute to the expense of constructing, maintaining, and improving water powers, plants for  the generation of electricity, railways, tramways, and  other buildings, structures, and works calculated directly  or indirectly>to advance the development of the properties  of the companyor of the interests of the company. <  5. To purchase, take on lease, or otherwise to acquire,  and own real and personal property in the state of Washington, and in British Columbia and elsewhere,.and,interests in the same.  6. To borrow money or raise money at interest upon or  by the issuance of its bonds, debentures, bills of exchange,  promissory notes or other obligations, and to secure the ,  payment of the same by mortgaging or otherwise hypothecating the real or personal property or other property of  the said corporation.  7. To engage in a general mercantile business in the  state of Washington and in British Columbia.  S. To do all such other things as are, or are reasonably  believed to be incidental to, or conducive towards the attainment of the objects herein expressed, or of any of such  objects, or of the general profit and advantage of said company; so that said corporation shall have as full, free, and  ample powers of carrying on its said business or businesses,  and every branch or part thereof, and such other lines of business as are necessarily or conveniently incident thereto, as  a private partnership or person would or could have in the  promises.;.,','-:;: .���������: ,-;���������-���������-���������-���������-  The amount of the capital stock of the said company is  fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), divided; in to five thousand  (5000) shares of the par value of ten dollars ($10) each.  The term of existence of said company is fifty (50) years.  The place of business of said company is located at Ainsworth, province of British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereunto  set my hand and affixed my seal of office  this 5th day of January, 1892, in (he city  of Victoria, in the province of British  Columbia. C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  _A_  SEAL.  ^y  LAND   NOTICES.  Notice is hereby given that (30 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to''purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked C.-C. Sproue's N. E. corner post, placed on  the Slocan trail about 4 miles from the forks of the Slocan  river, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80 chains following the meanderings of the river, thence north 40 chains,  thence east 80 chains to the place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less. C. C. SPROULE.  Nelson, December 14th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply, within GO  days, to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,  which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing  at a post marked E. Coming's northwest corner, planted  on the shore of Slocan lake, running thence south 40 chains,  thence west 40 chains, more or less, to Slocan river, thence  north following meanderings of river to shore of lake,  to initial post; containing 100 acres more or less.  Dated, December 17th, 1S91. E. CORNING.  Notice is hereby given that 00 days afterdate we intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to  purchase the following described tract of  1   _   ._    JI ._  ! 1. _       ..   __   _      _���������_ _      VVT    .       __       Y ���������*���������   _    _   _ t-j ��������� "~ I v--  miie oeiow inc .ivoowmay cc uoiuniuia runway linage,  thence 40 chains north, thence SO chains west, thence 40  chains south, thence 80 chains east following the shore, of  Notice is hereby given that 00 daj's after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of-  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked C. D. Kinnee's southeast corner about 40  chains west of Kaslo bay, thence running 40 chains west,  thence 40 chains north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40  chains south; containing 10'0 acres. C. D. KINNE.E.  Ainsworth. December 29th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that 00 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked J. H. Brownlee's northwest corner, at" the  center of the forks of Kaslo river, about 4 miles west of  Kaslo City, thence,south 40!chains, thence east 40 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence west0 40 chains to the place  of commencement; containing 1(50 acres more or less. <-..  J. H. BROWNLEE.  Dated, this 26th day of November, 1891.  Notice isshereby 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 F. G. Christie's southeast corner; on the  north bank of Kootenay lake, nearly opposite the mouth  of Cottonwood Smith creek, thence north 20 chains; thence  west 80 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence east 80  chains following shore of Kootenay lake to initial stake;  containing 160 acres more or less. F. G. CHRISTIE.  Revelstoke, B. C, February 19th, 1892.  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 J. D. Tbwnley's northeast corner, planted  on the south shore of the Kootenay river about 500 feet east  of the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway where  same crosses the Kootenay rapids, thence 20 chains south,  thence 80 chains wesjt, thence 20 chains north, to the shore  ���������of the Kootenay river, thence in ah easterly direction following the shore of the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting  right of way of railroad compairy in area claimed.  Nelson, February,19th, 1892. J. D. TOWNT.EY.  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 J. Hamilton's northeast corner, planted 350  feet above the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway  Where the same crosses the Kootenay rapids, on the north  side of the river, thence west 20 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence east 20 chains, thence following the shore of  the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting right of way of  railroad company in area claimed. J. HAMILTON.  Nelson, February 19th, 1892.  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 in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a stake planted about half a mile east of Forty-nine creek,  oh south side of Kootenay river, marked "Neil McLean's  northeast corner," running thence 20 chains south, thence  80 chains west, thence 20 chains north, thence east (following the banks of the river) to initial stake; containing 160  acres more or less. NEIL McLEAN.  Dated, February 20th, 1892. M. C. MONAGHAN.  Notice is hereby given 'that 6*0 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 on shore  of Slocan lake at. a stake marked J. R. Cook's southwest  corner, thence SO chains north on east side of Hume &  Hunter's purchase application, thence 40 chains east, thence  80 chains south, thence 40 chains west to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.  Dated, December 6th, 1891. JOHN R. COOK.  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 placed, upon the east bank of Slocan river, said post  being about 4 miles from the mouth of Slocan river, thence  running east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence following the meanderings of  the river to the place of commencement; containing 160  c acres more or less. RICHARD ST UCKEY.  Nelson, January 19th, 1892.  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 stake near the outlet of Slocan lake marked David B.  Bogle's northwest corner post, thence running east 40  chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence  north 80 chains; containing 320 acres more or less.  Nelson, 31st December, 1891. DAVID B. BOGLE.  Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to  .. apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  ���������' 73ermission to purchase a tract of land situated in West  Kootenay district and described as follows:   Commencing  at a post marked Eli Carpenter's southeast corner post,  near the junction of Carpenter and  Seaton  creeks, and  about 6 miles east of Slocan lake, thence running north 40  chains,  thence west SO chains,  thence south   40   chains,  thence east SO chains to initial post; containing 320 acres  more or less. fe  ELI CARPENTER.  Nelson, January 5th, 1892.  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 described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post on Queen's Bay marked Arthur E. Hodgin's S. E.  corner, thence running west 40 chains, thence north 40  chains, thence cast 40 chains, more or less to* Hie lake shore,  thence following the shore in a southerly direction to the  point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.  ARTHUR E. HODGINS.  Nelson, December 15th, 1891.  TIMBER   LEASE   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to lease for lumbering purposes the following  described tract of land, situate-in West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a post marked C. J. Dupont's N. E. corner,  about 5 miles south west of the town of Nelson, thence west  40 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence west 20 chains,  thence south 40 chains, thence west 20 chains, thence south  40 chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains,  thence east 20 chains thence south 20 chains, thence east  40 chains, thence north 140 chains, to the point of commencement; containing 840 acres more or less.  February 1st, 1892. C. J. DUPONT.  APPLICATIONS    FOR    LIQUOR    LICENSES.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make.application to the licensing board, at its next sitting at Ainsworth,  for a license for a hotel, to be known as the "Grand Central," at Kaslo City, West Kootenay district, the firm to be  known as Condon & Co. M.E.CONDON,  E.H.DAVIDSON,  JOHNMcPHEE.  Kaslo City, B. C, February 11th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to make application  to the licensing board, at its next sitting at Nelson, for a  license for a hotel at the forks of Slocan river, West Kootenay district. CHARLES BROWN.  >������������������'"'v:\ :   R. K. EVANS.  Slocan River, B. C, February 11th, 1892. ;     .  _^  Notice is hereby given that assessed and provincial revenue taxes, for 1892, are now due and payable at my office,.  Nelson.   f ' T, H. GIFFIN,  Nelson, February 13th, 1892.        Assessor and collector.  NOTICE, v  This is to notify anyone that may be interested, that  Thomas Duffy does not own a lot in the town of Trail, and  that the house he has built does not of right belong to him,  the undersigned having paid for all lumber used in its construction and boarded mr. Duffy Avhile he was building,  for which we have not received a cent.  ..-''.'  TOPPING & HANNA.  Trail, B.C, February 14th, 1892.  '.''.    " ���������.'. :   ��������� ' .,.'     STRAY   HORSE.  Strayed on to the premises of the undersigned, one bay  horse.' Same will be delivered to owner by proving property and paving all expenses. ALLEN McPHEE.,  Sproat's Landing, B. C, February 14th? 1892.  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink,  BUY AND SELL  Town Lots and  Mineral  Claims,  "'":'<[ -"'.OST COMMISSION.    -  Have now for sale 2 of the best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street inside lots; lots in  Ainsworth; and mineral claims in Toad Mountain district.  Olffice in Miner -Building,  Nelson,  15..���������.  Telephone 10.  B.N������LB!_fI   JHININCi    ADVENTURES.  We  refer not to the manual miner, but the  adventurer in shares of companies organized in  London  by Englishmen to mine for ores of the  jorecious and superior metals such as silver and  gold, tin, copper, and lead in every part of the  earth, however remote or  far away from the  British  Islands.    There would  seem  to  be no  spot, whe her in the jungles of Asia, the torrid  wastes of Africa.,  or the loftiest peaks  of the  Andes and the morasses of the coasts of Central  America, that does not supply a bait sufficiently  attractive to tempt subscriptions in London to  shares in a mining venture in that particular  quarter.    The latest illustration of this fact is  afforded  over  the  Atlantic,   by  the  Cayllorna.  Silver Mining Company, the property of which  is located  in the Peruvian Andes at an  elevation 16,000 feet above the sea level and where,  as   was    naively   admitted   by   the   chairman  of the stockholders,   "the  atmosphere  is   very  trying for Europeans."   The mill and plant for  the reduction   of the  ore, however, are to  be  placed 3000 feet lower, in order to secure water  power for the plant.    A battery of 30 stamps  has been dispatched "because in doing that, the  managers  could  not do  much  harm,"  as  was  plead.    Yet, as there was confessedly rational  doubts existing as to the utility of stamps for  this  ore,   "other means for  crushing the  ore"  was also sent, including a plant for "chlorina-  tion and roasting" of the ore.   The ore extracted  is represented as very rich, however, and abundant.    Turbines  and   other water power appliances have been also dispatched.    This is but a  sample   of   the   boldness   with   which   British  money is   freely adventured  in   quest  even of  silver from the "Indus to the pole;" and after  the fruitless  expenditure of; which, the  stockholders at every meeting adjourn with a graceful  and gracious   "vote  of thanks" to   to the  chairman.  <_���������  ���������<9  A  )  . jj  ������' r  v;  1  4  iCKA  mmimmmmmmmmmmmmmMmMmMmmMmmaimm^  m  1^^^^^  ������_H_M!ll_#L_MBM^  Ear. ��������� i"'"������. ��������� /  Ii  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,  SATURDAY,   FEBEUAEY   27,   1892.  <v  KITS    OF    INFORMATION.  Rice is the most easily digested food.  In Japan opium-smoking is forbidden.  Fireflies in jars furnish light in the West Indies. '  A perfect neck must be twice as long as its  circumference.  Mississippi has 747,720 colored and 539,703 white  inhabitants.  The area of Great Britain and Ireland is 121,-  571 square miles.  During the reign of queen Victoria Great Britain has had 15 wars.  Only citizens who can read and write are allowed to vote in Bolivia.  The stomach has a 5-hours' struggle with a  hard-boiled egg in digesting it.  Umbrellas were in use in Greece and the far  east before the Christian era.  During the rebellion the government had 800  ships of war, such as they were.  The pay of a. cadet in the United States Military Academy at West Point is $540 a year.  The Catholic church does not permit one of  its members to marry his deceased wife's sister.  In 1863 the city of New York paid over $1,500,-  000,for the damage done by the draft rioters.  There are said to be 200,000 words in the English language and as many in the German.  The number of each sex in the United States  in 1880, according to the census of that year,  was:    Males, 25,518,820; females, 24,636,933.  Take a pencil and multiply���������twice 2 are 4,  twice 4 are 8, etc., and you will find that in the  twentieth generation you had 1,048,576 ancestors.  The tetal land surfa.ee of Massachusetts is  8040 square miles. The largest county is Wor-  chester (1551 square miles). The smallest in area  is Suffolk (45 square miles.)  An average man of 50 has spent nearly 20  years in sleep and has consumed about. 17,000  pounds' of bread and 16,000 pounds of meat,  washed down with 7000 gallons liquids.  Our white population is about 55 ^per cent of  English origin, 20 per cent German, 15 per cent  Irish, 4 per cent Latin, with the remaining 5 per  cent made up of Scandinavian, Slav, and other  blood.  At the presidential election 100 years ago 135  votes were cast. Virginia, led in the number of  electors, having 21, and Massachusetts followed  with 16, while Pennsylvania had 12, New York  and North Carolina had 12 each, and Maryland  10.    The number of electors this year is to be 442.  The body of every spider contains four little  masses pierced with a multitude of holes imperceptible to the naked eye. each hole permitting  the passage of a single thread; all the threads  to the number of 1000 to each mass, join together  when they come out and make the single thread  with which the spider spins its web so that what  we call a spider's thread consists of more than  4000 threads united.  Canada only lacks 237,000 square miles to be as  as the whole continent of Europe; it is  n early thirty times as large as Great Britain and  Ireland. The population of the United States is  now about 64,000,000. Brazil's is somewhere  near 14,000,000 and Canada'e in the neighbor-  ho o d of 5,000,000. I n a r ea th e Un i t ed St at es h as  3,025,000 square miles exclusive of Alaska, and  3,602,990 with Alaska. Canada, has 3,470,227 and  Brazil 3,209,8781_   Wit anil   Wisdom.  The devil has no better friend on earth than  the hypocrite.  People are scarce who are satisfied with their  next-door neighbor's religion.  A man of words is not apt to be a man of  many deeds to real estate.  There is no use in turning over a new leaf unless you have something sensible to write on the  page.  There's no place like home. But that's no excuse for loafing there instead of looking for a  place.  Why Job Had Boils���������Job was probable the  most precocius child on record. He cursed the  day he was born.  We are never so well pleased with an antago-  large  DOTY ENGINE COMPANY, LTD.  OIB1   TOBOlsTTO,   OHNTTARIO.  MANUFAOTUEEES OF ALL DESCEIPTI0NS OF MAEINE AND STATI0NAEY  -SrStiish ���������olu_i_Ma Branch :   520 Cordova  Street,  Vancouver.  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  Keep in stock a full supply of' engineer, and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  . packing  rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  Estimates for boilers and engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  HOISTING  ENGINES AND  SINKING  PUfVIPS FOR  ES������  - nist as-when he makes an objection to which we  are provided with a good answer.  When a man insists on having his own way,  he always says to his opponent: "Come, now���������  don't be obstinate."  A philosopher says: "Do a man a favor and  he will love you for a week; at the end of that  time he will hate you because you do not do him  another."  **A  Practical Mining Expert."  The Thomas Godfrey referred to in the following paragraph, from the New Westminister correspondence of the Vancouver News-Advertiser,  is the self-same Thomas Godfrey who put in several months in the Kootenay Lake country in  the fall of 1890. When here he was considered  an old fakir, who knew nothing whatever about  mines or mining:  "Thomas Godfrey, late staff-sergeant of the  British army, who has spent many years of his  life since retiring on pension in the western  mines of the United States, is going up today to  the claims situated northeast of St. Mary's Mission in company with mr. Miller, who with J.  A. Hicks of the Royal City cigar store, has a  mining claim in that district. Mr. Godfrey is a  practical mining expert, and was induced to  make this prospecting trip by examining some  rich looking gold and silver bearing quartz  taken from the Fynal mine, which adjoins the  claim of Hicks and Miller, and if the results bear  out the rich promises of the surface indications,  after a good fair test the claim will be thoroughly  worked this spring."  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  0IVIL ENGINEEE AND AE0HITE0T,  TOLSON   KIIILIUNC;   NKJLSOX, IS. ������..  Barrister at   Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public, Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45.  Office:   Stanley and Victoria Streets.  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  IB       %^ B        SO  J  Special attention given to care and treatment of diseased  teeth. Crown and bridge work of the most approved  modes. Gold plates, as well as vulcanite, inserted. Teeth  regulated. All work warranted. Will visit West Kootenay at the opening of navigation and spend the greater  part of the summer. Due notice of visit will be given in  The Miner.  January 19th, 1892.  w. J. WILSON.  W\  PERDUE.  WILSON &. PERDUE,  PROPRIETORS  OF,  .... AT....  NELSON AND AINSW0ETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  CORRAL AND STABLING  '       . AT NELSON,     "���������  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  During the winter  EXPEESS PAEGELS AND LIGHT FEEIGHT  will be promptly forwarded to and from  Colville, Trail, Nelson, Balfour, Pilot Bay, and Ainsworth.  NELSON  OEFICE AND MARKET,  NO. I! EAST BAKER STREET  Telephone 32.  S McINTYRE.  PROPRIETOR OF THE  _?io_>r_D___s,  CORRAL and STA  Corner ISIiifl' 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   C0NTEACT  TO  GAEEY  PASSENGEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN  NELSON,  Stove  and  Cord wood  for  Sale.  ?!^^^  ���������i^_i_is___j_L___SS;:-7;-'i t-"2? _.���������������__������*-"!���������  ^+--3i-^=i(   .-_T_ir������>M *���������  *frtCir*iiAJt5. -w^rfi* **"������������- vfrfiiAiit  j, j/M-lrt*r������MAiJ������������-=' JW>'������W������J<  i���������_ .VS������JX"-JiV *'5-'-W- ������������������������������  fr-������ ���������> nrfi������^r\������������' -  _������*���������*?J-Ji-S-lr* -Te.'_������J*Et:  ��������� r>^cii_**i#i;jMrtn>jnrn������us>>,������tn>iK  8  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  FEBEUAEY 27,   1892.  Dealers in Dry (roods, Grpceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and complete in every Department, and the, public will find it, to their advantage to call and inspect Goods  '.'.:.:.' and compare Prices. X ::i-- "'V  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B.C.  Sftl A_LL   NUGGETS' - OF  .NEWS.  The contractors have gone up the outlet to  bring down piles for the government wharf.  They will have to get a "rustle oh" to complete  that needed public work by April 1st.  LANDSCAPE  PH0T0G-RAPHEES.  Views of all the best scenery in British Columbia, including towns in the Kootenay district.   Also, always  on hand a stock of  MIEEOES, PICTUEE MOLDINGS,  STEEL EN-  GEAVINGS, ETCHINGS, AND PH0T0-  GEAVUEES,  WEST BAKER   STREET,;..  ..KELSON,  B. C.  NOTICE.  A competent accountant, offers his-services to take charge  of a few sets of books at a moderate charge in each case.  All business treated as strictly confidential. Address A.,  care The Miner.  LAND   'NOTICES'.  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 in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked Charlec E. Taylor and and R.'.F. Perry's N.  E. corner post, about two and one-half miles east of the  town of Nelson, on the south bank of Kootenay river,  thence south 20 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence north  20 chains to the south bank of Kootenay river, thence east  following the sinuosities of the shore line of Kootenay  river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. CHARLES E. TAYLOR,  Nelson, February 24th, 1892.   R.F.PERRY.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply, within 60  days, to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,  which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing  at a post marked R. H. Arthur's N. W. corner, planted  near south bank of Kootenay river, three and one-half  miles west of Nelson, thence running south 20 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence north 20 chains more or less  to the river, thence west following meanderings of river  to initial post; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting  right-of-way of railway included thereim  Nelson, February 20th, 1892. r     R. H. ARTHUR.  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 E. Percy Whalley's S. E. corner, at the S.  W. corner post of lot 225, thence north 80 chains, thence  west 40 chains, thence south 20 chains more or less to the  water, thence following the shore line to place of commencement: containing 320 acres more or less;  E.PERCY WHALLEY.  Dated Nelson, February 20th, 1892.  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 B. H. Lee's S. W. corner post, about high  water mark on north bank of Kootenay river, about 6 miles  east of the town of Nelson, thence north 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains>: thence south to the bank of Kootenay river,  ; thence following the meanderings of Kootenay river to the  initial post; containing 450 acres more or less.  BENJAMIN HENRY LEE.  Nelson, February 20th, 1892.  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 folio vying described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked W. N. Rolfe's S. E. corner post, on the Kootenay river nearly opposite the town of Nelson, thence north  20 chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 20 chains  more or less to the shore of the river, thence easterly along  the shore of said river to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less. W. N. ROLFE.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  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 T. Lee Peters'sN. E. corner post, planted on  the south side ofiKootenay river, at the outlet, thence south  40 chains thence" west 40 chains to the east line of the Columbia & Kootenay railway block, thence north 40 chains  to the river, thence following the shore of said river easterly to the point of commencement; containing 160 acres  more or less. .  -  . T. LEE PETERS.  Nelson, February 22nd, 1892.  Cabbage, ^potatoes,  carrots,   turnips,   parsnips.   Prices,  delivered at'wharf, furnished on application.  AMBROSE MORGAN, Nelson.  February 20th, 1892.  E00TEMY  PI0NEEE FINANCIAL HOUSE OF NELSON.  Transacts a general financial business.  Interest allowed on deposits at best rates.  Money to loan on business paper and against securities.  :-    /.GKiVERAJL.'AI-fiNCY   .  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CELAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  C. W. BUSK & GO.  desire to give notice to their patrons that they intend  shortly to discontinue the GROCERY AND PROVISION  department of their business, and devote themselves entirely to the ENGLISH CLOTHING and MEN'S FURNISHING department, which they will{ continue to offer  as heretofore at prices that defy competition. A fresh consignment is awaiting the opening of navigation at Bonner's  Ferry. Their stock of PROVISIONS AND GROCERIES  still on hand will be sold at once on reasonable terms by  private sale. All correspondence will be treated as  confidential.  OWN YOtlE OWN HOME.  The undersigned have for sale the following desirable  residence property:  One-story cottage and stable, corner Silica and'Ward  streets; ground 50x120 feet; price $2000.  One-story and a half cottage on Victoria street; ground  25 x 120 feet; price $1400.  One-storv cottage on Victoria street; ground 25 x 120 feet;  price $1000.  One-story and half cottage on Victoria street; ground  37_;X 120 feet; price $2500.       -  One-story cottage and stable, corner Victoria and Ward  streets; ground 50x 120 feet; price $3000.  HOUSTON & INK,  Real estate agents, Nelson, B. C.  * *r?  i  1?  il  i  t  <\\  I  1  M  ���������w  ���������4  1  4  '��������� ?J  I  I  Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes,  Clothing, and Gents' Furnishings.  Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  WHOLESALE DEPAETMENT.���������Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. AGENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest _������rated Water  Co.; Gfooderham _. Worts' Whisky.  i  1  I  TDB_XJ_E_EJ_E_C03ST^I   S.


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