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 WftHft'ESsSJPBSs  Only. Paper  .  .���������'-.'PriiJ-tcrt  iai-- the".  .'K.ootcw:iy, Italic Mill-  ^���������iijg districts'. '  .  I ������������������'������������������  For fgnt.es  of  Ssahscriptlon  '���������.':A������ivcrtisiJij|;  and  Sec .FourHi -;Pa  <������������������<'- .'���������  e������ *���������������������������������..  NUMBEE 30.  NELSON,. BEiTISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   JANUAEY: 10,   1891.',  A YEAR  m  '.'���������'-JfeSSOWiYES*    B$    EiSMKS'K.^AY. ' BiA'K-K. '.':'���������  Kootenay lake has added -another to its list of  .': victims, being the third since October last. On  Monday of this week a party of men started  from Nelson for the logging camp on Crawford's  bay, taking passa.ge oi] tlie Idaho and barge.  The .'latter being the more roomy, as well as having cooking utensils aboard, several of the men  ���������preferred riding on it to being cramped up on  the former. A,number of passengers were also  aboard bound for -Aims-worth, and  the boat   \vas  proceeding there first. The barge was being  towed with a line and was several hundred feet  astern of the Idaho. Queen's bay, round the  outlet point at Balfour, was passed at dusk, and  when a short distance .beyond- the bay the captain of the Idaho was startled at hearing the cry  of "Man -overboard-!"- coming from the direction  of the barge. Tlie Id alio was stopped.and turned  to ascertain the cause of the cry. -On arriving  at the barge it was found that one of tire party,  'named .William. .Kidder, had fell overboard and  drowned. It seems 'preparations were being made to cook supper, and one of the party  had left his seat���������a small butter keg���������to do  something at the stove. In attempting to seat  himself on thevacant keg, Kidder misjudged its  height and fell backward into the lake. Empty  boxes and a table were at once thrown overboard, but, in the darkness, they were useless.;  .Aside from the cry he uttered as he fell backward, no sounds wei-e afterwards heard, and it  is   not  known   whether  he  ever   came   to  the  -surface.,-".' ���������;,.;.....-..   ,     '       ;,.;'.'.'.-.. ......  Mr. Kidder came to "the lake country last  spring, and was .first employed-on- construction  work on the Columbia & Kootenay railway, and  afterwards drove a team for J. E. Walsh on the  reclamation work. He was about 30 years of  age, his relatives living in either Pontiac or Ottawa .county, Quebec.  Miitiug ;$ews Iroaaa tin-  8-ppcr '.Bi.oof.cnay..  A correspondent of The Miner "writing from  Cranbrook, under date of Dec-ember 13th, says :  "Messrs Dole, Paris, and 2 other prospectors  have discovered a 2^-fo'ot ledge in this neighborhood, from which they got: an assay of $175 to  the ton���������$96 of. the assay value is gold, the balance being copper and silver. Mr. Griffith of  Wild Horsecreek has finished cleaning up, and  according to his account has done well for the 5  years lie has been piping. 'On Weaver creek,  messrs Edwards, Ridgeway, Dole, and Roberts  have started, to dig in the deep channel of the  creek, and are already '.down 20 feet. They hope  to be taking out gold by the middle-.of January.  Perry creek is deserted. It seems a. pity to see  so'many good buildings ten an I less and useless."  Ait   g2s������;Ei$ ������r!T!ioess:iSirt������E5o-3Sar  SaBc.  As previously reported in The Miner, the  owners of the Grizzly Bear and Silver Queen  have effected a sale of these .prospects to a, representative of the Omaha smelting works. The  terms' of the sale are conditioned on crown  grants being .obtained 'for the ground. The  Grizzly .'Bear has had considerable development  work done-on it; the Silver Queen little more  than the amount required to obtain a crown  grant. Both are believed to be spin's or offshoots of the Silver King ledge, the ore being  similar in character. Eight thousand dollars is j  the price stipulated in the agreement.  A   Mining Town  tvith  ISosaae   EUntcrpri.se.  The special edition of the Butte Inter Moun-   j  tain  for 1890-91 is good evidence that there is  solid substantiality in a mining camp. Unlike  a publication recently sent out from Spokane  Falls, it is a home production. Its typography,  while not as .elaborate as former editions, is excellent, the presswork being exceptionally good.  The  text   is   carefully   written,   and   contains  historical facts, as Well as mine and smelter descriptions and authentic statistics. The piibli-.  cation is a credit to' the people of .Butte, .for if is  by liberal patronage alone that such work can  be turned out. If the business men of Butte  sent,east-for7.their piin ting, they would be following in the footsteps of the people of Spokane  Falls, and the."result���������'.would be, Butte, like Spokane Falls, would be without a first-class printing  establishment;   . "'<:; "  ._"������������������'���������      Is  it jua.  .Brrc.;>a"cs>iiB>a.c..'.Coiallict?  When mr. Gorbin comicct.Gd his road���������the Spokane &  Northern���������with Revelstoke and intermediate points, postmaster Shavv began sending mail that way. He has received a complaint that the people-.up there were .not  receiving their "papers. -At the same time he received a  letter from the postmaster at Marcus, saying lie had become tired of paying extra postage on newspapers and had  allowed them to accuinulate in the office there, 'the letters he had sent^back and around by way of Victoria. Mr.  ytiaw.will now send, all mail around by Victoria. lie has  Communicated with the department at ���������"Washington regarding an arrangement to be made with the Canadian  government. ..The. Canadian roads refused to carry the  mails, but did not notify tlie postmaster here;- hence the  difficulty. It will take the 'mail I days longer to go round  by Victoria., -  The above from the Spokane Falls Chronicle  is not founded on facts. The Spokane & Northern has not yet made connection with any railway in Canada, therefore the Canadian roads  could hot have refused to carry mail'matter for-  warded'-fro hi Spokane Falls. Until recently all  ..matter mailed at Spokane Falls for the Kootenay Lake -country  came by way of Kootenay  station, Idaho, and was promptly forwarded by  mrs. Cole, the postmistress at that place. Since  the middle of December, all mail ���������matter to and  from the lake country is sent byway of Marcus,  Washington, and should be promptly forwarded  by the.posti.na.ster at that place. Whether it is  or.not is a question. The Miner is honored  with but one. exchange from Spokane Fa lis���������the  Spokesman. Formerly, when the mails came  round by way. of Kootenay station, 0 copies of  that paper we're received every week; now but  3 arrive, the latest being eight days old, and  each one of them bearing a. penciled inscription,  "Due 1c." May the Almighty hasten the day  when promptness, and not careless dilatoriness,  will alone characterize the transmission of mails.  ���������>ioo*l and 'Tratc  Men  Maligned.  M. S. Davys, a. sawmill and mining man from Nelson,  British Columbia., was seen at the hotel Spokane last night.  He told of an incident that occurred at the funeral of Joe  "Wilson, a well-known .mining- man and packer, 'who was  drowned in the lake. A large number of people turned  out to the funeral, but the air was chill, and the miners  were dry. 'they became convivial and frequently during  the march you might see one hero and-there dodge out oi:  line and disappear under the tin picture of Gambrinus. One  of the mourners in the first of the line fell across the way.  and could not get up. His tongue was 'thick, but he murmured : "I���������hie���������can't go any farther with you, Joe. I  followed you as far as I could, Joe, but I���������hie���������can't -walk  any farther."  The .above is printed in  the  Spokane Review  of  December 28( h, and, while purporting  to  be  the language used  byin'r. Davys, is. merely the  imaginative  work .of a   reporter.     It   does  the  miners who came miles to alt end Joe  Wilson's  funeral great injustice. No more decorous procession of men and women ever followed'a friend  to tlie grave t ban those who followed t he rema ins  of .joe Wilson to their last resting-place near  Nelson. That mr. Davys used the language imputed to him is improbable, for there is not a  single hotel or saloon between the building from  which the funeral procession started and the  grave, a. distance of over half a, mile, and there  is not a tin or any other beer sign in the town.  fivxccptioaaiiiiy   tFaase   Wc;atiacr.  The   weather   continues   exceptionally  good.  There is no snow at Ainsworth and the ground  is almost bare at Nelson. For the first 5 days of  the week the. thermometer ranged from 8(> to H8  at noon. On Friday it dropped to 20. The outlet is still open, and even bets are made that it  will not freeze over this winter.  -.'���������-. T8S,iB3,   'I'SS-EB^'K  'OKBil.- SAMJ*HiK5&.:'  Conflicting reports are heard as to the value  ���������'���������of the qres of Trail ('reek camp. One report is  that the ore is too refractory for possible treatment; another that the .ore' '-will pay if the  quantity said to be, is actually in sight. N."  Hoover -of Nelson . has done as much as any  .other One man to test the '������������������'merits of the district.,  He and his partner  have  men   at  work  oh the  Lily May, and a shaft, isnow down over 30 feet,  w i t h 3i feet' of, ore; in i ts bottom. So me t i in e  ago mr. Hoover sent an average sample of the  ore to. the Northern. Pacific Reduction Com j riuy  at; Spokane Fails, to ascertain if it could be  shipped at a profit. Advices from that, company are in effect tha.G the ore contains 3^ per  cent copper, 7-h per.'cent lead, 8A- per'cent zinc,  ���������"101 enihees'silver,, and $8 gold per ton. For ore  of like character the reduction company will  pay 90 per cent of the lead and 95 per cent of  the silver and gold, charging $20 'per ton for  treatment, the, ore to be delivered at Spokane,  freight and duty paid. At these figures tlie ore  would net the .owners about $50 a ton, over and  above mining, transportation, duty, and reduction charges. . Prettv good ore, even if if is from  Trail Greek, "  ' - - ___ _____    c    ;  TBie. Kootenay B,ake 'Telephone "t'oaaipany.  The; people of the la.ke,country do not propose  to pay tribute to outsiders for.any enterprise  that they can carry on themselves. To that end  preliminary steps have been taken toward obtaining; a charter, for a. telephone line, to run  from Nelson to Ainsworth, with branches from  Nelson to the mines On Toad mountain and  from Ainsworth to the mines in Hot Springs  district. The incorporators of the company are :  Thomas Mulvoy, Robert E. Lemon, Thomas  Madden, Wilson Hill, Charles 11. Ink, Charles  Van-Ness, Benjamin H. Lee,' Roderick McLeod,  Wilmot A. Crane, Edwin R. Atherton, William  J. Wilson, Alfred Hill, John E. Walsh, James  A. Gilker, John Tolson, William Hunter,  W. Gesner Allan, Charles Westiy Busk, C. Sidney F. Hainber, T. Vincent Thurburn, and John  Houston. If tlie charter- is obtained theiines1'  will be in operation by the middle of May, as  already stock subscriptions ample to complete  the. work have been promised by the incorporators and local capitalists, one man alone-taking $2000 worth of stock.  TVi.3I ��������� EScgin'  B'a^siiijr . .Saa^crstrsictiarc." !Vcxt. WceJi.  The land-slide on the completed portion of the  Columbia. &  Kootenay railway has delayed the  forwarding from  Sproat  of framed, timbers  for  the bridge across the ivootenay. However, -the  obstructions have been removed,- and tlie damage repaired,-and the timber is now being-  brought in. Tlie crib pier on -the north side of  the--river has been 'tilled with rocks and the  work of placing tlie crib* for the lOD-l-oot-span  truss will he coi'nmenced.' the fore ]>a,rt of the  week.     .The. weather   permitted  tlie  usual pro-.  >-rcss being made in the work of grading at   tlie  ���������>-i'nile point.  Masking  SBea������3v������-a.y   wiite   a  'eNo;*; ^'ozafracS.  Sea rcely 2 weeks   ha.\'e elapsed since McLean,  Flager &  M c Ivay est a bl ishod their first   logging  camp on Crawford's bay. and 1(H).000 feet of logs  arc already in the water-and will.tie towed to  the mill at, Pilot bay next week. The timber  is reported.-as fine, but the ground soft, in the  bush, it being neither frozen nor covered .with  snow. The Idaho will tow the logs after bringing up the Grossman logs from the head of the  lake, leaving Nelson for them on Thursday.  Metal   .Marked.  At  New   York, on   December 2Sth, silver was  quoted at $1.02 an  ounce,   lead  at   $1.15 a hundred, and copper at  1 -1-.| cents a pound.  ' >  EK-:fL.  l',J..-,  14 THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JANUARY  10,  1891.  floods  and  Supplies  Delivered at any Prospect, Claim, or Mine in the  Hot  Springs Mining District.  O^VIRIEfX"   IF'TXIL.I.,   LIDSTEIS   OF  fVTOERS5 S  ^.retu^L*  ^  I ROM :Mi  (ffc  &  C=������a is  -.  ������,'������ 'B      {  too  El  Drugs and Cigars in stock at Ainsworth.  AINSWOETH, B. 0., and; REVELSTOEE, E.G.  ..OB>B������S>   A-^'35   ESBIS' .5s������^s������:������?2i;s&.  Determined beforehand, we gravely pretend  To ask ...the;'opinion of some candid friend,  If it tallies /with ours, lie's a wonderful man,"  But a fool, if he doesn't agree with our plan.  The person who can least spare it is often the  'most- willing to give others a, piece of his mind.  An ounce of generous praise will do more to  make a man your friend than a. pound, of faultfinding.  Ladv writes at the end of a letter to a friend:  "Now I must conclude, for my feet are so cold  that I can hardly hold my pen."  '' Ca n yo u r 1 i 111 e bro t h er talk n o w ? " " Yes,  he can say some words real well." "What are.  they?" "I don't know. They're words I never  heard before."  Dress, deah breddern, doan count for nunin in  dis yar world. Many a ma.n wot wears a $600  sealskin ovaheoat aint half ez respectable in de  sight ob de ���������Lawd ez de po' African savage wot  doan wear nutlin but a happy smile.  "Haveyou anything to say for yourself, prisoner?" " Only this, your honor. I hope that  in sentencing me you will take into 'merciful  consideration the extenuating circumstance of  the kind of law ver I had to defend me."  " Was your husband insured ?'"  in  a  mutual assessment company  Y  es  $5000  'Did you  get the money?" I- understand that I did.  John was the only member in good standing at  the time of his death, and the assessment fell  on me."  "��������� Why don't you marry, Tom?" "Because  matrimony is possible only under 3 conditions."  "What are .they?" "My wife must be rich,  beautiful, and a- fool. Unless she be rich and  beautiful, I won't marry her: and. unless she be  a fool she wont marry iue ! "  T. Titian s Truckle ��������� It represents George  Washington, 'surrendering his army to 'Cornwall is. Bancroft Bryce���������Haven't you mixed  history a. little? Truckle���������Yes: but the painting  is for the Knickerbocker club, and they're so  English, you know, 1 was afraid of hurting their  feelings.  officer, according, to  inks, gen-  An old army  era! Ouster, had a 4-year-old boy who never tired  of Avar stories. "The story is a, little rough on  me," said the officer to mrs. 'Ouster, "but if you  know a child you know that he.want's a. plentiful sprinkling of l's and nothing told in the  third-person.' 8<> ! kept on as he deinanded, till  one day he- looked -up in my face and said:  "leather, couldn't you get any one to help you  put down t he rebellion ?" ,   , .'.  A t'lei* yawning 'obtrusively, chattering noisily  and . beha.v.ing with bad-taste through twoacis  of a piece in which the. late K. A. Sot hern was  performing, two heavy swells of that day rose  in their box obviously with the intention, of  leaving. .Sot hern -was much annoyed, and,  turning to the'box,, said biandlyfn one of them:  "Sir, there is another act i"' Whereupon, with  consummate' impertinence but a .rather ready  wit, tlie bigger'dandy of the two -retorted:  "Yaa.s, that's why I'm going!"  If you would a,void wrinkles mind your eye, or  ���������more properly speaking, mind both your eyes.  When you go to bed and have-settled yourself  for a sleep, as you are dropping away into the  hind of drowsyhead, and just before-the gates of  sleep have closed upon you, compose your coun  tenance. Let not the eyes be tightly coin pressed,  for that makes little Wrinkles between them;  let them no the puckered at the corners as for a  smile, but close them evenly,''firmly, and calmly,  and then thus contentedly take your nightly  ���������trip to Nod, or dreamland, or oblivion, wherever  you like best to go. Be sure that your heart is  dwelling upon June, with its love, blossoms and  springtime glory.-'  ,    "Whore is   BSiSMiai'elk.". . _  A most curious thing is the change ..which has  occurred   in   Germany   with reference  to  Bismarck.    Three year's ago he was the one great  figure of all Europe.    Today there are few so  poor as to do hint reverence.    An indication of  this alteration of sentiment is the large sale in  Germany ��������� of a little trick that is intended to belittle   the   ex-chancellbr,       It   is    a   porcelain  saucer, on the inside of  which, near the rim, is  the question, "Wo ist Bismarck?" (v'Where is  Bismarck?")   The apparent answer is that he is  ���������'nowhere, for the surface of the saucer seems -to  be perfectly plain.    One who is not in the secret  turns the toy over and over again, but fails to  find the solution of the puzzle.    The answer to  the question is found  by rubbing with   a   lead  pencil the inside of the saucer imtil.it is entirely  black,-when the features of the prince will appear.     .When' the graphite is" wiped oil the picture disappears.    A few-years ago the maker or  seller of such a  toy -would' have been severely  dealt with,-but now the joke is laughed  at by  pretty near the whole nation.  3j'������me  font CiBHstijuas  S3BoaaB������3  Sell  UAi\uor.  Cardinal  Tascherea.u, of  Quebec   in   a   recent  pastoral expressed the opinion that none but  Christian men should be allowed to sell liquor.  His   eminence  is  right.     The  transforming, of  pure wholesome boys into bloated useless wrecks j  is, as all must admit, one of the most serious in--. j  dustries in  which men can  be employed under j  the auspices of civilized government, and it is j  meet that   such  solemn   work-- should  only   be !  committed to the hands of earnest  Christians !  who have a deep sense.of their responsibility. I  ���������If an amendment could be made to the law in ;  accordance with  the  cardinal's  suggestion   we i  would.no doubt, have an  immediate and wide- j  spread  revival of religion   amongst our   liquor j  dealers.  . Two   Ways  oi' Slohlti-ry. '  ���������John   McLean, a, Missouri   banker who  sacrificed   an   arm   in   J807,   in   defending   his   bank  against Jesse James, has just .been  sent.to the  litentiary for robbing tiie institution of $100,-  .    Tiady does Shakespeare say :  The highwayma.n bestrides a horse,  When gunning for his game,  The cashier takes a milder course.  But gets (hero just ihc same. ;  ESeveiijse  i'm'   W;tti-yUw.  When the great French racing -mare Alicante   j  would win a stake on the English turf this year |  it was the custom of the bookmakers to call out: ;  ';'.Kre, ver bloody Frenchmen���������; come'ere and get j  ver monev and take ver revenge i'ov Waterloo." I  'When the Bank of France sent over $15,000,000 |  in gold  for the relief of tl'ie Bank  of England j  Frenchmen   must  Jiave felt  that Waterloo  had j  lost some of its stinjr. !  .TUE  ' BSK-HTaSBsT:    a.XVES'H'OK'S '  StolilittflUY.  ^.-V  pel  000  1'rn a busted-up eommunjity, of wild-cat schemes tlie dupe.  Instead of being in the swim I find I'm in the soup.  My stocks and bonds and foreign loans are half of thenr Xf Q,  Oli, was there ever such a most unlucky, man as me?  The bears are on the rampage, but the Barings have gone  under,.  Oh, tell -me how  can such things  be without our special  wonder?  Oh Uraguay! Oh, youtc-a.-gay deceiver, that is plain !  I Avould I had my ducats in my pocket back again.  The Argentine Republic-Tin afraid is all a fake,  '(Where is the country,anyhow?-)   I made a big mistake  "When "I. planked tlie  solid -rhino down without a single  groan,  On the pledge of heavy interest upon the latest loan.  The Patagonian 10 per- eents:���������the Micronesian mines���������  The Punjaub a.nd Belooehistan projected railroad lines,  The Grand United Oriental {Exploitation Co.,  Go down in this wild flurry just like nine-pins in a row.  There is just one consolation���������-that the capital Ave send .  To-'every one-horse country that has schemes on Avhich to  spend, '  Isn't really genuine money, for our great "gold basis" plan  Is the most elastic system that's "been yet devised by man.  Why, we merely lend our credit, for our gold avouM not go  'round-  To give our simple, borrowers oiie farthing in the pound.  Our millions by tlie hundred which our foreign clients drain  Exist alone on paper���������they are'figments of the brain.  'I'is the cunning of financiers by Avhich a little gold  Is beaten thin and multiplies itself a tliousand-fold���������'  One little grain of specie to a bushel/of pure wind.  Thus the poor deluded borrower by-usury, is skinned.  And so we lory tribute from the peoples near and far,  Who never seem to realize "what idiots they are,  To pay for credit-money loans each worker toils and delves.  But they never think of making credit-money for themselves. *  No wonder that sometimes a smash at one fell swoop  should take  .The profits which have takdfi us f uli many years to make,  But on the "whole we can't complain���������our credit still remains,      ''-'-.  We'll soon forget the. present loss in counting future gains.  Tin'. L^s-gesii:  fFits'ssa   ebs   tfav  Vl/'orSil.  In the extreme southwest corner of .Louisiana,  lies   the la.rgest  producing;' far in  in  the ��������� world.  Measuring 100 miles   north and   south,  and  25  miles east and west.    It is owned and operated  by   a   syndicate  of -northern- capitalists.     The  1,500,000  acres of the   tract' -were-   purchased   in  1883 from  the state of Louisiana and  from the  United States government.  -At: that time it was a vast'grazing land for the  cattle of the' few-dealers'of the neighhorhood,..  over :10,000 head of half-wild horses and cattle  being thereon.' Now this .".immense' tract is  divided into convenient pasture stations, or  ranches, existing every 0 -miles. T\\e fencing  aloiie cost in the neighborhood of ,$50,000. The  laud is best adapted for rice, sugar, corn, and  cotton. All cultivating, ditching, etc.. is done  ���������by steam power. A tract, say half a mile wide,  is taken, and an engine placed on each side. Tlie  engines are portable, and operate a cable attached to I plows, and under this arrangement  30 acres a day are gone over -with only the labor  of 3 men. Harrowing, planting, and other cultivation-is done in a like manner. There is not a  single draught horse on the. entire place.  Of course, horses are used for the herders of  cattle, of which there are 16,000 head. The  Southern Pacific railway runs for 30 miles  through the farm. The company has 3 steamboats operating on the waters of its estates, of  which there are 300 miles navigable. It has also  an icehouse, a bank, a ship yard and a, rice mill.  mmrnt  ������  m  &m -tmWVtrm.'WW.H ������Kt-f������*tOTu2T..1,l  THE   MIrJEE:    NELSON,   B. ,0.,   SAT UKDAY,   JANUARY  10,   1891.  ass,  DO NOT USE= POOR MATERIAL  in buildings "when ��������� first-class.'.  MOLDINGS.  are for sale in.any auantify by the  KELSON 'S  cut and run down tlie lumber flume, and sold  at low prices.  m. s. biaVvs, .. "j. w..-t6lso.\,  MANAGERS.  Lake Saw-Mill.  SOOi.000 feeb Lumber on hand at NELSON.  50,000  800,000  a  a  a a  AINSWORTH.  MILL.  Parties Purchasing Lots in Nelson  ON   Uai8LBJ)ff-\^ ''4>'OXIfrftTIO.\TS .  will be liberally dealt with in regard to lumber supply.:  O-. O. IB XT G H^^3Nj-_i^-3Nr  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  i.  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Oor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  ''..Va'nl:.   A<   en<!   ofdFIismc   in   >Hsoji.  ���������SaS'B.l. s. Two . .Yflil4vs : Son Hi Of \<kBsoii.  Builders concede that  the   lumber from our" mill'is Aid,  OF FIRST-CLASS FINISH, both in'the rough and  .dressed.    Parties ordering any of tlie above  material from us will have the same  delivered   promptly   in   any ,  .part-of! Nelson.  .  AND  feaa  tsaa  Will contract for the erection of any size wood building.  Plans and estimates furnished and bills for material made.  Job carpentering attended to.promptly. Leave orders at  Kootenay hotel, East Vernon street.  will do all kinds of  CLEARING   AMD   CONTRACT   WOR1  in and about  Estimates given on work.       Address, Balfour via Nelson.  .', ..TiBE    WAT    T������ ��������� SS^IJ;   , BJKLO W : C08T.. .:  "I want to get sonic stnll' for a, suit of clothes,",  said a'q-ueer looking old  chap, as lie stepped up  to the eonnter o(���������'-.oneOf onr v'riis 1 iing" di��������� y g<)ods  . shops. -'. '   .,.,;'"  "Very good, sir,'' replied (lie affable proprietor, all smiles, as lie handed down an array of  sample rolls. " Vu'ry. line goods, sir, tl^e very  latest importations, and remarkably good value."  "Yes, ..I was expecting a pre! ty good bargain,"  responded, the prospect i ve customer, as ho; proceeded to examine tlie material. "1 see by your  advertisements that you make a regular habit  of selling below cost."  "That's just what we do, sir, though .most people suppose we are making a vain boast," responded the merchant. "If you know anything  of tlie tweed business," he went on,"you know  the piece of stuff you are now handling cannot  be laid down in this country under ,$1.50 per  yard.".   ������ '���������' ''-' . , ���������   '/"'���������  ���������'Well; 1 profess to know a little on tlie subject, and that is quite true, sir. , What of it?"  queried the old gent.  "Nothing," returned the enterprising shopman, "excepting that we are selling those goods  at 75 cents per yard."   ...  The customer looked a trifle staggered. "But,  if I may enquire, sir, how do you do it?"  "Er-well," was the bland reply, "I don't mind  letting you know, confidentially, that \ve do it  by doing the wholesale tirm, see? We gi ve 'em  our notes, but giving a note and paying it are,  two different things'.    Understand?"  "Yes, I seem to catch on," said the old gentleman, "and, do you know, sir, 1 am gi'eatly interested in what yon tell me. I happen to be a  member of the house you got this tweed from."  "Indeed?" said the merchant, blushing  slightly.;   "Glad to -see you, sir.    Shake!"  ���������h<������ai������   BiIvBii<������   in   Use  Modern   BaS>yion.  A few years ago a famous American disappeared from New York, and 'months afterwards  was recognized in London. Tie told me that it  seemed to him that he lost consciousness here  and regained  it there, everything between the  loss and recovery being a blank in his mind. He  awoke, one morning in a queer little bedroom,  with chintz curtains and a grate fire and a comical bed and ancient furniture, built,- like everything portable in England, to resist time and to  strain a cartman's back. He arose, and seeing  a bell-cord, pulled it. A little woman in a mob-  cap and apron responded. He asked her where  he was, and what she understood his name and  business to be, and how he spent his time.  Finally he said, "What do I usually do when  you come up, as you say you do, every morning?"  "Well, sii%" she replied,*"you usually order a  penny roll, a penny worth of tea, and an egg or  a. chop for a penny. Then, sir, I bring you a.  plate, cup, and saucer, a penny patter of butter,  and a knife and fork and napkin."  , '"Well, bring'me what you think best," said  he, and lie gave her four-pence, as she suggested.  In half an hour or less, he says, he was seated  at a. table with a steaming pot of tea, a picturesque fried egg, two or three slices of toast, a  plate and knife and fork, and (as is the rule in  England) a tiny pat of butter on a, plat e almost  as big as tlie one lie was to eat on. That, he  says, is tlie way needy bachelors'live in the  modern Babylon.  If hut half tlie improvement's arc carried out at Nelson  for which companies are being organized and incorpora.led.  Nelson will have a resident population of over a thousand  within t.he year. It is also a settled, fact that the great Hall  mines will be-developed on a large scale.the coming summer. With men employed in mines and engaged in building railways, smelters, water-works, tramways, telephone  lines, etc., there must be a demand for residence property  and present prices will be greatly increased, .if purchased  before February 1st, lots 23 and 21 in block 17, lots l.'i ami M  in block 1(5, a.nd lots ~\'.S and 14 in block lo will lie sold for  ������2o() cash, the.deferred payment of !?o20 falling due on  October loth next. Three of the above lots are corners,  and no one of them is distant, more; than 2 blocks from the  business portion of Baker street. Applv to or address  HOUSTON, INK & ALLAN, Nelson, B. C.  T have discontinued selling lots in Balfour for the winter>  'months.     This will, give an opportunityfor holdersto improve the shining hours of wilder bv selling to their friends  outside. , CILARLFS \YESFLY BUSK.   ./  Balfour, B. 0.'. November 2oth, ISM).'. /,_; _ __  NQT3CE.  ,,During 'my absence from Kootenay. T. \r in cent Thurbui'n  of Bakerstreet holds my power-of-attornoy, and Mr. Saunders of-.Balfour to act as my resident agent there, in accordance with the ternis of the land act.  CHARLESWESTLY  BUSK.  ' .    Balfour, B.C., November 2ath,l8i)U. ,.  .NOTICE.'   ..  Notice is hereby given that application.'will' lie. made to  the legislative assembly of British  Columbia, at ���������its'-next'  session for an act to incorporate a company to be called  "The   Kootenay Lake .Telephone'Company,-'' for -the-pur-:'  pose/of constructing, eq nipping, maintaining, and operating'  telephone lines within the townsifes of Nelson, Ainsworth,  and .Balfour, a.nd the district "between said  townsifes ; also  ,-lilies connecting these towns with themiiiies in 'I oa.d Moun-..'"  tain 'and Hot Springs ruining districts.  B0D\YEL.L'& I It V INC, solicitors for applicants.  Dated December 2()th, 1S������)0. /���������._ "__���������      _������������������ _ .'���������;. ,.���������_���������  -;,/���������"' .'NOTICE-;'"'  Notice is hereby given that an application will bema.de  to tlie legislative assembly of tlie province of British Col~;  umbia, at its next session, for an act extending the powers  of the Crow's Nest & Kootenay Lake '.Kailway-Company,  and enabling tlie said company to eonsfrtict/equip, operate,  0and maintain a line of rail way from -a point on the lower/  Kootenay river, at or near its-.junction with Goat river,  .thence to the Columbia riverin the .neighborhood of Fort  Sheppard, with a branch line to Nelson, via,Salmon river,,  and from  tlie Columbia river by way of Osoyoos lake and,  Similkanieen  river to Hope; thence   following tlie south  side of the Eraser river  to a convenient 'point for crossing  to New  Westminster, and a convenient-'terminal' point, on-  " Burrard Inlet.   And -that sections G, 7, and 18 of the Crow's"  Nest &   Kootenay Lake Bail-way Company act, 1888, may  be amended by increasing the capital and borrowing po.wV  ers of the company, and  to^ change the name of the said  company   to   the  "British   Columbia ���������Southern   Railway  -,.Company." CHARLES W I LSON, '  Solicitor for -applicants.  _Dated the nth day of December, 1800.  NOTICE.   ". ��������� "��������� ~\~~~"r  Notice is hereby given that application will be made to  the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia at its next session to incorporate a company for the'  purpose of constructing,'equipping, maintaining, and operating* either aerial or other tramways in West Kootenay  district, from tlie Hot Springs-mining camp or any point  within five miles of same:, to any ..point or points on Kootenay lake;, or from tlie Goat- River mining camp to any  point or points on Kootenay river, for the plumose of trans-  iiorting ores or other commodities.  C. .DUBOIS MASON, solicitor for applicants.  ^/ictoria, "li. C., KithDecern ber,TS;)0. _ _. ���������  NOTICE.  '��������� Notice is hereby,-given that application, will be made to  the legislature of .'British Columbia, at its next session, for  apri.vatebi.il to incorporate'a. company for the purpose of  constructing and maintaining a railway from some convenient point on the outlet, of Kootenay lake to a point on  or near tlie southern boundary of the province. With  power-to construct, and maintain branch lines, and also to  construct and operate telegraph and telephone lines in  connection with tlie said railway.  BOD WELL & 1 R.VINC, solicitors for applicants.  Victoria, B. C, 12th December, 18SK). ���������  NOTBCE.. ,.'.������������������  Notice is hereby given that application; will be made to  the next legislative assembly of the iirovinceof i5ritish  Columbia at its next session for an act, to incoi-purato a  company for the purpose of constructing, inaintaining,  cequipping, and operating telephone lines within the town-  sites of-Nelson and Sproat's .Landing and the district between said townsifes; and. also within the townsite of  Vernon a.nd surrounding district. '  CORBOt'LD,  McCOLL & JLNNS,  Solicitors for applicants..  Dated this 1st Decern her, 18110.   ���������"" r~":    .' "NOTICE."'���������'"  Notice is hereby given t bat...application ^.vill be made to  the legislative assembly of I ho province of British Columbia for an act to incorporate the "Nelson Waterworks  Company. Limited Lia.bil.ity,"' a ..''company organized for  construct in.g, maintaining,' equipping, and operating.waterworks at tin.: town of Nelson, West- Kootenay district,  British Columbia, and for (lie purposes'thereof, granting 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 tilings neccssarv for the purposes aforesaid.  W. OLSNLK  A LLAX.  Secretary Xels.ui Waterworks Company.  Nelson, B. C, January .'>rd, 18!)().   NOTICE. .  Notice is hereby given that, all persons having accounts  collectible from tin;estate of John 'i . i'etius, deceased,.are  required to forward me a detailed .statement- of such in-  debf odness within liO davs of the 'dat e'ol' public; it ion of this  notice. :       ''        ' W. (iKSXKR   A LLAX.  Xelson, B. ('., !>eceiul)ci- 20fh. 18J0.  TIMBER    LEASE. .  Notice is hereby given thai, thirty day's after date 1 intend  making applicat ion to chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to lease for limbering purposes,, for a  term of ten1 years, the undermentioned tract-of land near  Nelson, West Kootenay district, sit ualed as follows: Commencing at, the sout beast corner post of my present limit,  thence running south 100 chains, thence west 100 chains,  thence north 100 chains, thence east i()0 chains, to point of  commencement; containing 1000 acre's more or less.  i\l. S. DAVYS, for Nelson Sawmill Coiupanv.  Nelson, B.C. November-lth, ISD0.  ���������*&  >5  i������,tdtaLBMiiiga8aia^m!MMiBMiaMi^  WAjaamfcMtmuaiiiiHimiMHBaiiii.  MjMLammaMMjmiiMjanimjMiimMw.j.1! ������������������������'������������������  THE  MISER:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JANUAEY  10,^1891,  The Miner, is. i-iunted ,.on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following eash-in-advance  rates: Three months #1.50, six months ������2.50, one year ������i.  (Contract Advertisements xv.ua, be inserted at the  .rate of ������3 an. inch' (down  tlie column) per month.    A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisement^ will be inserted for  15 cents a line for tlie first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. 1 welve lines of .5) words  each make an inch. All ��������� advertisements prinfed for  .a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must rbe paid for in. ad Vance.' Advertisements of less  ���������than 12 lines will bo counted as 12 lines.  Job IVrixting in c'ood. 's'rvLic at fair ratios. Cards,  'envelopes-, and letter, note, and account-.papers .kept  in stock.   '���������-.,'���������'... ...:���������  Liotters to TiIE Editor will only "ai'I'Ear over the  writer's name.   Communicatiohs with such signatures  as  "Old  Subscrib'er,"  ''Veritas,"  "Citizen,V etc.,  etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters:   The'Miner, Nelson, B. C.  EmTmiZAh   -HtJKi������I.AlEHiS.  Several 'questions affecting" the interests of  the people of West Kootenay district will come  up for consideration at the session erf the legislative assembly beginning on Thursday next.  These will not alone concern appropriations, but  the granting away to corporations of valuable  "rights" in land and water as well. Unless re-  preventative Kellie-knows the wishes of his constituents on these questions, he must be guided  by his own-judgment." If the result of his judgment is unwise legislation, the people will be at  >-.' fault for not giving him an expression of their  views so as to guide him. Should they timely  advise him of their views o���������n these questions,  and he disregard them, then the blame for unwise legislation will rest solely with him. The  Miner firmly believes that mr. Kellie will not  only not disregard such expressions by the people, but if backed up by public opinion will at  all times be found championing the rights of the  people as against the demands of corporations.  To this end, the people of tlie district should  assemble in public convention in their respective towns, and give expression to their views on  all questions concerning not only their neighborhood and .district, but the province at large.  These meetings should not be postponed until  after legislation has been enacted. They should  be held at once. The people of Nelson should  assemble next Thursday night. Will they do  it? Or will they hang lire, and afterwards  damn mr. Kellie for Hot carrying out their  wishes in all matters tha.t concerns them?  One who knows much about later-year Irish  "patriots'* cannot have a very high esteem for  them. As a class, they have been wanting in  honor.- When' not political turncoats like sir  Gavin Duffy, they are fund - embezzlers like  John Stephens and'John O'Mahoney. When not  murderers like Alexander Sullivan, they are  home - wreckers like Charles Stewart Pa.rnell.  When not cynics like John Dillon and sir  Thomas ..Esmond, .they are ingi'ates like Timothy  Ilea ley. If Ireland is "unhappy," if is because  of her people placing too much faith in leaders  who have an'unhappy faculty of going wrong  at t he wrong time.  In discussing the causes that led to the suspension of the Spokane National Bank, mayor  de -Lash mutt "of Portland, Oregon, himself a  banker, said: "There is one thing I would like  " to say to the people of Spokane Falls. Dur-  " ing Spokane's younger days her busi-  " nessmen exhibited a degree of public spirit  "and enterprise that was truly marvellous.  " From that unanimity and oneness of purpose  "she got her wonderful start. As soon as Spokane passed her youthful days and became independent, private jealousies began.   Spokane  11  " ceased to work as a unit, and when she quit  " acting as a unit something had to break.   And  "���������from this time forward, unless the citizens of  " Spokane take concerted action in meeting the  " problems before them, it is going to be hard  "on   the .mercantile  community."     The  sentiments expressed in  the above should be considered by the people of Ainsworth and Nelson-  towns -.that  are   in   the first stages of growth,  Each   has  a  mining  district at  its back, from  which to draw support.   The richness or barrenness of the mines in one.district need in no way  affect those of the other district, as the growth  of either town Will depend entirely on the dev-  ��������� elope.cl richness  of these mines.    The people of  each  towm  should pull together,   and not split  into   factions,   when   considering   local   meas-\  ures; and when questions affecting the   entire  lake  country are  ac  issue,  the  people of both  towns should be a unit.   At present, .-while;there  are the business  enmities found in all communities, Nelson is free from factions.    Every enterprise that has for its object the good of the town  or the welfare of its people is supported almost  unanimously.    Let this spirit continue.  It has been repeatedly'heralded from Victoria  that the royalty clause in the "Railway Aid  Act" was. placed-there' at the request of the  member from Kootenay and the members from  Cariboo and Lillooet. If the member from  Kootenay favored the clause, he did not represent the wishes of his constituents, for not a single miner in either East or West Kootenay has,  by public, expression, favored the measure. It  seems that the people of far-off Cariboo are also  united in favor of its repeal. The death of mr.  Mason, a member-elect of the legislative .assembly,'-gives' them an opportunity to express  their 'op inions on the question, as a writ for an  election has. been issued to fill the vacant seat.  Of the 3 candidates in the field, 2 of them (dr.  Watt and mr. Borland) come out squarely as  opposed to the royalty clause. Mr. Borland, in  h is address, says : *' The ioyal ty clause in the  recent railway bill I disapprove of and would  ���������repeal." Dr. Watt is still more emphatic, and  states that, if elected, he will oppose royalty on  quartz. It is a fight of the miners against the  railways, and the miners will wiu.  Several of the Spokane Falls newspapers attribute the suspension of the Spokane National  Bank to the utter worthlessness of mining property as security for loans. The conclusion is  not a good one: A mining property of known  value is as good security as brick and mortar in  the shape of a house, and the shares of carefully-  managed, mines are often better collateral than  shares in newspaper or other -mercantile corporations. There are good and worthless mining  properties, as there are good and worthless  farms: and it would be just as unfair to condemn the taking of mortgages on farms as to  condemn the taking .of'.mortgages on mines.  Aside from the unfairness of their conclusions,  the press of Spokane Falls should be careful in  referring to an industry that was mainly instrumental in making Spokane Falls what it is.  Ibid it not been for the Cueur d'Alene mines  Spokane Falls would today be a town of a few  hundred inhabitants instead of a city of 25,000.  On an f'xaniiuation of the suspended bank's affairs, it was found that its best assets are mort-  o-au-es on mines: and that the failure was not  the result of loaning money on. mines, but directly the result of carrying too much paper  based on Spokane's brick and mortar business  blocks., No better object lesson can be given  the Spokane press, in regard to the stability of  mines as an investment, than pointing to the  mining towns and cities, of Montana, a state  whose great interest is mining. In. what state  is there a larger banking capital according to  population? or what state,reports a less number  of failures in business than Montana? If the  press of Spokane, represents the feelings of the  businessmen of that place, the miners of the  districts tributary, to that city can easily transfer their business and bank-accounts to a city  whose businessmen have more horse sense.  On the banks of the Rosebud, a little creek in  ���������Montana, in 1876, 5 companies of the Seventh  United States cavalry were annihilated by the  Sioux Indians. The troopers were in command  of the regiment's lieutena,iit-cofonel, George A.  Custer, a. brilliant and dashing officer. On the  banks of the Porcupine, a little creek in South  Dakota, in 1890, the troopers of ;��������� that same Seven th regiment partially avenged the death of  their comrades by annihilating 300 Indians,  many of whom had taken active part in the  massacre on the banks of the Rosebud. Which  displayed the greater savagery? The eastern  press and pulpit will answer, the civilized cavalryman ������������������; the western...' people, the uncivilized  redmen.    And both will answer aright.  A resident of Spokane Fails, while,on a trip  east, was robbed of $85,000���������in stock of the  Washington Crystal Land & Mining Company.  An old adage, "He that steals my purse steals  trash," is not inapplicable, as the thief was surely  the poorer by the theft.  "Why should Spokane Falls not be the  largest city in the state?" asks the Review.  One apparent reason is because its newspapers  are controlled bysmall-minded men.  The Miner but voices public opinion when it  declares that the water in Ward creek should  not be granted to any individual or to any corporation. Public opinion is also opposed to the  srrantina: awav to any corporation of all the  water in 'Cottonwood. Smith creek, especially to  a corporation controlled by speculators who  have no permanent interests in the lake country. Aside from granting a water company  sufficient water for household purposes, the  water.-in Cottonwood'.Smith creek should beheld for the future uses of the town and for the  uses of miners ..who will be compelled, at no  distant day, to erect concentrators and other  works for dressing and reducing ores. These  mineis should not be compelled'to pay tribute to  a speculative corporation.  "John-Young, a son of old Brigham, says that  the Mormon colonists will not introduce polygamy into Mexico. They said the same thing  when they sent; a colony to the Canadian Northwest, and gave tlie Canadian government assurances to that effect, but they violated their  agreement before4 they were warm in their new  homes on Lees creek and will probably do likewise in Mexico.  ;  A British member of parliament condemns  the Americans for '���������murdering" Sitting Bull'because he asked food for his people. People living  in glass houses shouldn't throw"stones. Americans can safely compare records with the British  in their intercourse with barbarous peoples.  "What are the results to civilization, to man-"  "kind,  of the Stanley expedition?    The ques-  " tion is suggested afresh alike  to the practical  " and the philanthropic mind by the visit of the j j-j������: j a. v^rf-i^si;*-* iwr n  THE   MOTEE:    NELSON,;.:;B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   JANUARY  10,   1891.  Dealers..-in'.Dry' Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and comnlete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect (roods  ���������-���������,'''���������    ' and compare Prices.  Main Street, REVELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  n  hi    f  it    .  j  "renowned Africa.n explorer to Canada.,   Stan-  " ley has given his own estimate of the immecl-  ." iate results  in  the closing paragraphs of his  "lectures.     Some important geographical dis-  " coveries, the opening up of an immense coun-  " try   of   unknown    resources,,   above   all   the  " concentration   of the   united   efforts  of four  " European   governments���������Great  Britain. G-er-  " many,   France,   Portugal���������in   exploring   this  " great country.     The  ultimate  and   probably  "not far distant consequence must be the open-.  " ing up of the -habitable parts of the continent  " to commerce, the extermination of the abom-  " inable slave trade, and the setting free of the  "millions  now held  in cruel bondage to Arab  " and other taskmasters.    No one can say that  " the great work described is not, apart  from  " this, worth all it ha.s cost and may yet cost in  " suffering and blood.    If there be any question  " it must be on the ground which some have  "taken  that  the  evils  introduced   by  our  so-  " called civilization and especially by the traffic  " in the poisonous .whisky and other vile con-'  " coctions which are so fatal to all that is manly  " in the native character are really worse than  " the slave trade and barbarism combined. But  "no lapse of time can rob Stanley and his  " brave comrades of the immortal honors due  " to the master spirit'.who planned and led the  " expedition, and to those who toiled and dared  " aud .suffered with him."  "Tlie Overflow  is not 4!Ejus*iMiiij������'."  Arthur McEwen,  in   a readable letter to the  Virginia,  Nevada, Chronicle, discourses thusly  on   the owomen- of San Francisco :     "The city  that doesn't  claim for its own  peculiar- possession   the   best   looking   and   the   best   dressed  women in the world  has  yet to  be heard from.  It is a shock and a revelation to a San .'Franciscan who .for-the first time visits other cities and  sees the women there, though lie has usually tlie  discretion   to   hold  his   tongue on   the  subject  when he returns..-home.     As a matter of fact,  however unpatriotic and ungallant it may be to  admit it, the women of San   Francisco are not  the most beautiful in. the world���������-at least those  of them who frequent the promenade.   On Fifth  avenue, New York, the boulevard des Capucines  or any other boulevard   of Paris,  you will see  more   handsome   women   in  the  course   of  an  afternoon than  you will behold during a. whole  month in San Francisco.    What the New York  ���������women   lack   in   color   they   make  up in   style.  The women of Paris have both  to a ravishing  degree.    The streets of that  most beautiful of  towns  are  brilliant  with the loveliest of complexions,  the  brightest of eyes,  and the ' most  fetching of  costumes���������commonly   sedate,   too,  for the Frenchwoman  knows better than to appear on the street in a  house toilet���������something  that   the   San Franciscanne   has   not  learned.  Our women run early to fat, an unpleasant circumstance due to the mild climate.   Embonpoint  is a curse which they seek to escape by means of  corsets, and the overflow, which occurs where-  ever it is possible, is not charming. They powder and paint, also, in an outrageous way that  induces false judgments on the part of the visiting observer. Likewise they go in for startling  effects in colored raiment. Again the climate is  largely to blame, for one is seldom conscious of  the weather in this lucky strip of ������������������'. territory. Of course, these disagreeable remarks are founded wholly on a sidewalk ������������������ view."'of things. I speak only of  the promenade, which in San Francisco is glaring and vulgar-���������vulgar is the right word. When  the theaters discharge their matinee audiences  the sight is-enough-oto put one's teeth on edge,  unless you happen to be a gaudy he masher, in  which case your life is forfeit. For it has become an established rule of practice,whatever  the Law may say, that if you return and follow  up the ogling glances of any of these bright-  plumaged ladies, she is at liberty to murder you  when your attentions become either too pressing or insultingly lax."  i\o  Foundation for Alarm.  This-week a report was in circulation at Ains-  .worth and Nelson that the First National Bank  of Spokane Falls had closed its doors. As a  number of lake people, have money on deposit at  that bank���������one of them $6000 or over���������the report  created quite a flurry. On inquiry, it was found  that the report had no foundation whatever, the  Spokane National being the bank meant by the  party to whom the rumor was traced.  H00YEK & CEADDQCK,  ..\ClSOIL,    1J.    ���������.  Dealers in all kinds of Farm Produce  Consignments'of Fresh   Fruit   will   be   Received Weekly  from 'Spoku.nc Falls..,  GOOD GORRAL AND 8TABUSMG.  All accounts duo  and all  bills against the late firm of  Cook & Hoover will be settled by tlie above firm.  DEALERS  IN  GROCEBIBS  AND  SUPPLIES FOE PE0SPE0T0ES AND MIrJEES.  HALKOUR,  located as it is at the outlet of Kootenay kike, will  be easily accessible during tlie winter to all  the  mining districts on  the   lake.  PRICES REASONABLE AS AT AINSWORTH OR NELSON.  Canadian Pacific Railway  OUR NATIONAL HIGHWAY.  Atitt.  tfri^'tiSg^AC&rarl^^  PI  ^sgayjg^J;  Through Passenger  Service from Ocean to Ocean,  zsro o:h:.^.:i>t<3-:es-  LOWEST FARES TO ALL POINTS  To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  Biooienay Stake Shippers will be consulting   their   own   interests  by shipping by the  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  li  STEAMER   "LYTTON"  leaves Sproat's Landing for REVELSTOKE  every Tuesday and Friday, making connection with trains for  VANCOUVER, ������Y  NEW WESTMINSTER, %\  ���������'A  ������������������ < v.  VICTORIA,  nvr: o isttzriela-Iil, .  TOEODNTTO,  ST.  HP-A/CTUl,.,  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 GcnT .Fr't & .Pas'r Ag't.  Winnipeg, Manitoba.      ,       Vancouver, B. C.  APPUCATSONS FOR CROWN GRANTS  For MINERAL!.   CLAIMS require to be published nine weeks in a newspaper other than the  British Columbia Gazette: their publication in Tnii  MINER will cost the -applicantFIFTY-Fl VH CliNTS a line.  Notice is hereby given that S. IT. Cross, G. W. Coplcn,  and E. E. Alexander" have tiled the necessary papers and  made application for a crown gra.nt. in favor of tlie mineral  claim, known as (.lie Morning, situated on Toad mountain.  . Adverse claimants, if any, are required to file their objection's with me within 00 da,vs from date of publication.  G. C. TUNSTALL, gold commissioner.  Nelson, November 10th, 1890.  Notice is-hereby given that S. II. Cross, G. W. Coplcn,  and E. E. Alexander have- iiled the necessary papers and  made application for a. crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the Evening, situated at 'load Mountain,  West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, are required to forward their  .objections to me  within   sixty  days   from date of  publication. G. C. TUN'S TALL, government agent.  _Nelson, Novmnl.er lOfh. 1800.  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. minora I  claim known as the John A. Logan, situated in (he Warm ,  Springs subdivision, Kootenay lake, whirh he desires to  purchase.  Ad verse claimants, if any,-are notified   to forward  their  objections to me within 00 days  from date of publication.  G. C. TUNSTALL, government agent. -  Revelstoke, December 22nd, ISilO.  Notice is hereby given that .John M. -'Buckley and Ivl-  ward .1. Roberts, by their agent. W. W. Sprague, has filed  the necessary papers and made application for a crown  gran tin favor of the mineral claim known as the Portland,  situated in the Warm Springs subdivision. Kootenay lake,  winch they desire to purchase.  Adverse, cla.ima.ids, if any, will forward their objections  to me within 00 days from date of publication.  G. C. TUNSTALL, government, agent.  L'evelstoke. December 22nd, 1800. 6  (?.  THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.  C,   SATURDAY,  JANUARY 10,   1891.  r ',  A-  BMK-XOECTl  '*tlAll, "'STATION.  A new, village has just been started in the  northwest���������in the far northwest���������and an interesting story surrounds its Origin. It is not a  ''booin Town, and ice  blocks and furs are its val-  '"���������.. ued possessions rnthev flian corner lots and  climate. - If 'secretary. JJla ,'in.e and his associates  in the state department luivenut yet learned  the story of this new town,' they may be interested   in -what    is    here   related.,,    It  is   about  ���������������������������'������������������������������������ Rampart House, the most northern and western station establisheel in"JB.ritis'h North America,  by the old Hudson's Bay Company, whose original projectors have long since been-gathered to  their fathers, ��������� leaving* the riches they' amassed  from the fur trade of the company to their  lucky descendants.. Geographically, Rampart  House  station   has   been   located   for  nearly; a  ��������� .century at about 67 degrees north and 1H degrees west, presumably as-near the Alaskan  boundary as it could be. The Hudson's Bav  Company's agent built his cabin, and dickered  with the Indians long before mr. Seward con-  , suinmated his purchase of Alaska. The agent  found a, pretty cove on the north bank of the  Porcupine river, the swift-flowing tributary of  the Yukon, and there tlie trading post was established, and there it has been ever since, until  a very few��������� weeks ago, when it was moved fully  40 miles to the east, upon tlie same bank of the  river. Very expeditiously and v^.vy quietly the  new village was founded. There was more than  simply the trading store to move, for the post  had grown to be a small village of Indians and  traders. There was, also, a new church, which  had to be taken to pieces and 'moved, in "see-..  , tions to the'new site. The result of the change  is that today Rampart House is on British .territory, while, up to the time of its removal, it  was in Alaska, some 30-miles within the boundary line.  A United States coast  survey assistant, nir.  Turner, who,  with mr,  McGrath,. was  sent  to  Alaska  over a year ago, discovered the wrong-  location of the old trading post.    It seems of little consequence,  but the. managers   of the   old  Hudson's Bay Company are .loyal British subjects and so tlie removal of the post was quietly -  ordered.     The   coast   survey   station   near the  post is known  as ..camp Colonna.     Thence mr.  Turner and his-party, consisting of the trader at  Rampart House, mr. Frith, a nir. Beymann and  S Indians, pushed on to tlie coast of the Arctic,  about 150 miles, following the Alaskan bo mi clary  line, the 141st meridian, closely as possible.   Tlie   j  trip was a successful one, and at last reports mr.    j  Turner had  returned and. was at St. Michaels,    i  having safely descended  the   Yukon.    Mr. Mc-   |  Grath is wintering at cam]) Davidson, a station   j  located   where the   main   Yukon river, flowing   j  from British territory., enters Alaska.'   It-is in-   |  teresting to note  in this connection that Rain-   ,'  part House  is" a mail station and that mail for  the McGratli party is now being made up.    It is  sent by way of .Winnipeg, by couriers on sledges.  A courier _ is to 'start early .in . January on "his  journey of several  hundred miles.    It is  understood that   Indians travel  frequently   between  Rampart House and f lie mouth of tke'iMackenzie  river, where 8 San Francisco vessels, the Grampus,  .Mary D. Hume, and Nicolene, are  now  in  . winter-quarters.    Mail   sent   by  way of   Winnipeg may possibly reach the vessels. " This will be  the   only' opportunity   for  communication   between   now   and   early   next   summer,-  when   a  whaling   tender   may    push    its   way   through  around Point Barrow.  Ltv  Fool tail!   Mon-   EJitii.il   Tiijasi   rriz<'fi<;liiiii>>-.  Standing beside a reporter among the throng  that witnessed a recent football contest, between  2 university elevens at the Congress-street  grounds in Chicago was a scrupulously dressed  man of middle age, a graduate of Harvard, who  regarded tlie points of play with a practical eye,  unaffected by the excitement occasioned, by the  critical conditions.  "Have you ever," said he, when time was  called on the first half, "contrasted football with  prizefighting, and tried to reason which was the  in ore brutal? Now, stop me if I am indulging  in a threadbare platitude, but it has just occur  red to ine what a storm of indignation it would  occasion  if   those  two  young gentlemen   who  have been trying to warm each other on the rush  line would put on a set of soft boxing gloves a,nd  go out there and settle the grudge that seems to  have been engendered by the excitement of the  game.    I think I could mention the  names of  1,000  persons  in   that   grandstand   who  would  stampede as though a, bomb was thrown among  tlieni.     The broadest set of ru 1 es that ever gov-  ��������� eriied a  boxing  match do not: ���������������������������permit one contestant to choke his opponent in to insensibility.  Supposing   noAvi   for  instance,   Peter   Jackson  should   bend   his   elbow   and   putting  all   the  strength of his  body into a mad  charge, bring  his niuscular forearm in contact with John L.  Sullivaii's larnyx, would not -every 'sport' at'the  ringside crv 'For shame!'and Would not the ref-  . eree .give the fight to Sullivan oh a foul?    x et  that is merely one of the pleasantries indulged  in   on   the   football   field.      Butting,   gouging,  arid   arm-twisting   are   inseparable; from    this  fashionable sport.   Last year .19 yon rig. men died  as the direct result of accidents in football contests.    The record of broken limbs, heads, and  noses, not to speak of, other minor, casualities,  would fill a bank ledger.   To offset this, we have  had 3 deaths in the  prize ring, and they would  not have happened if the".men had fought on  the turf.  ''The admirers of football and the followers of  the ring are 2 widely different classes,' but if  popularity of prizefighting is traceable to the  brutal element of man's nature, then the popularity of football can boast of no nobler origin.  Both derive their character from their -surround  ings.  Mi-.aln'iil��������� jellies  im'Sh.ii   Frnsacisco' suiti.. .ESerMii...  In comparing the ethics of the doctors of San  _ Francisco with those of Berlin, W. B. E>ver, of  the Mining  and   Scientific  Press, very  clearly  shows   the  former  to  be  narrow- minded  and  antiquated    in    comparison    with    the   latter.  In that respect, the doctors of San',Francisco do  riot differ from the members of the profession  throughout the United States and Canada,.    Mr.  Ewer  says:     "There   seems   to   be  a   most  decided contrast between the medical fraternity of  Berlin and that of San Francisco. The telegraph,  a few days ago, announced that a new remedy  for diphtheria had been discovered by a German  peasant,   named   Riegar,   living    near   Berlin.  Common report attached so much significance  to it by reason of the great success, which the  poor', unlearned peasant met with in its application, that the story reached the ea.rs of the now  celebrated dr. Koch, and friendly relations were  at once established between the learned doctor  and the poor peasant; and now we hear that the  peasant's son has been called to Berlin and requested to experiment, with the new remedy'  under'the'immediate supervision of dr. Koch  himself. The humane doctor is going to investigate and learn whether there may not be  something of value to humanity in this accidental discovery alleged to have been made by. a  poor peasant.  "What would our San Francisco surgeons and  physicians' have done under- similar circumstances'? Following the line of policy marked  out and practiced by them, they would have refused all recognition of such 'nonsensical quackery.' They would have said to any one of their-  number who might have been anxious to inves-  1 iga te ���������'Hands (>ft'! Our code.;<>f ethics eiifc>rcecI  by our Hippocrat ic oath forbids us to countenance any such quackery. We must stand by  and let the children die of dipht heria until some  one learned in medical loreshall ha ve discovered  and announced the discovery of some remedy  better than we now have.'  "in proof-that such is the policy and practice  of the medical profession of this city, we have  only to call attention to the well-known fact  that patients which our best-reputed physicians  and surgeons pronounce, beyond all doubt, afflicted with that most dreadful of all diseases,  cancer, are constantly going to a well-known  practitioner in this city, but not one of the dominant school, and are there, being cured by constitutional treatment. Manyof these patients,  before leaving the regular faculty, submit to  the cruel manipulation of the knife, and often  twice without any beneficial effect. These fads  are  perfectly  well known  to  every prominent  physician in this/city. Do they follow the example of the German'- doctor ? Not at all. They  denounce in the strongest terms the practitioner  ���������deny the cures, and when their own patients  come back to them to prove what has been  done, they refuse to talk with them and shut  their doors in their faces!  ''The writer, has often been asked why this is  so. "Why do our medical men- refuse to look  into this matter, so apparently important to the  community? The .most freqiient ansAver is because tile remedy is a secret, and the profession  will not experiment with a secret remedy.  He rein, lies the difference in practice between  San Francisco and Berlin ; for dr. Koch '-keeps  his remedy a secret to this day, and yet thousands of European physicians are experimenting with it.  "Another equally common reason given is because the practitioner here- is not in standing  with the dominant school. To this we 'would-  answer, neither is the. poor German peasant;  yet as great and learned a man as dr. Koch is  ready and anxious to investigate as to what purports to be of benefit to the" sick and."suffering.  The San Francisco physician is the proud phar-  isee who passes by on the other side, while dr.  Koch is the good'Samaritan." '  NELSON MEAT MAEEET,  .Will   contract "to deliver fresh meat at railroad camps,  mines, and all towns on Kootenay lake.  JDTTJEIX1<TC3-   THE ' "WXDSTTIEIR;  (having   the.   contract   to   carry   her    majesty's'-.-mails).  SADDLE ATO PACK ANIMALS,   '���������:���������.  for the convenience of travelers, will be kept on the trail  between Nelson and Colville.  EXPRESS    PACKAGES  promptly forwarded from Colville to' Little Dalles, Trail  Creek, Sproat, Nelson, Balfour, and Ainsworth.  also, job wagons and saddle animals.  0PFI0E A������D MAB1ET:  ������*^%  ������32533  g  w������%  Airis worth. Hot Springs District, B. C.  Miners' Supplies, Provisions, Tools,  ���������Crockery,-Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying  dutv on goods at Canadian custom-house on the river.  Application for Water Eight.  I hereby give notice of my intention to apply to the honorable chief eommis-ioner of lands and works for authority  to take three .hundred inches of water from a.spring of  water now (lowing in throe branches through my preemption near N"eisqn, in West. Kootenay district, at, any point  from its source or throughout my preemption, to be conveyed across the land reserved by the government and 1113"  preemption, to any portion of my said preemption or tlie  (own of Nelson, where water will be rcquircd,forirrigation,  manufacturing, ���������milling, and household purposes; for a  term of ninefv-nino year's.- J. P. TOWN LEY.  Nelson, October 22nd. ISilO.  Application for Water Eight.,  I hereby give,notice of my intention to apply to the honorable chief commissioner of lands and works for authority  to take one thousand inches of yvater from Cottonwood  Smith creek, near Nelson, in West Kootenay district;  commencing at a point, where the said Cottonwood Smith  creek first, enters my preemption or at any point whore it  flows throuu-h or at its exit from my preemption or thereabouts, to be conveyed through the lands reserved by the  government and my preemption to any portion of the said  town of Nelson where water will be required for milling,  manufacturing, and household purposes for a tcm of  ninetv-nine years. J. 1). TOA-VNLEY.  Nelson, October 22nd, 1S00.  m  a-'fr'*ii.������ ������-to THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JANIJAEY  10,   1891.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  Tlie Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage  towards Kootenay river, and   is newly  furnished throughout.  ���������  ���������; '.;.--;  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, li. C.  ONLY TW0-STOEY HOTEL IN NELSON.  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-SOOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AFD THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUOES.  PROPRIETORS  "The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District."  CREAM    OF    TUB'."... WOKIJ>'S .;XBWS.  H.   &   T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  Corner of Vernon and Ward Streets,  JOHNSO  PROPRIETORS.  The 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.  The first city election at Walkcrville, Montana, resulted  in a...clean'sweep,-by the 1 Republicans. They elect Hall,  mayor; Cordell, police magistrate; Annear, city treasurer;  O'Donnell, city attorney;, and Reiinal, Boody, Brown,  Mason, Holland, and Sarah, aldermen, i he -mayor-elect  is superintendent of the xVlice, one of Butte's best known  , mines.  ��������� ��������������������������� ,.< ���������"-. >:\       ���������      ��������� '''.-.  James Carroll, the well-known Pacific coast steamship  captain, who was,chosen by the people of Alaska to represent their interests in congress, says that if Alaska, is not  'given a territorial form of government that he is authorized to offer the United States $I4r;UUO,000 for it. That is  Jii57,oOO,OOU more than it cost;  The strike Of railway employees for 10 hours a day still  continues in Scotland, but there is a prospect of it soon  ending in favor,of tlie companies. The Caledonia ollicials  have declared the strike practically over on their road.  Six thousand men are working and tlie places of many of  the, 9,000 who went out are filled. .The. company expect to  have 75 engines running- Monday. The strikers are still  confident, ttiat they wilt- bring the company to concede to  their demands on the, North British rail way! i hey say  '.10,00.0'-hie.ii are out and are prepared to remain out for 0  ,  weeks.  There is much excitement iii Canada over the affairs.of  the Northwestern Masonic Aid Association whose headquarters are at Chicago. The organization has in force in  Canada over .^,2,000,000 of insurance among Masons. It has  been doing a purely Masonic business in. Canada; but it  coming to the knowledge of the Dominion government  that the association was accepting non-Masons as risks in  the United States, it was notified to quit business in Canada or put up the statutory $5,000,000 at Ottawa. The latter it would not do. It lias been peremptorily ordered to  .withdraw from Canada. It is said after the withdrawal  from Canada the association can snap its finger at Canadian patrons who have paid in many thousand dollars in  assessments.  The hoisting-works at tlie Amy & Silversmith mine at  Butte, Montana,were destroyed by, fire on December 21th. ���������  M. A. Dauphin, president of the Louisiana State Lottery  Company, died at i\ow Orleans on December 23rd. His  death is a great blow to the lottery company, as it cannot  abvertise the name of his successor, and the patrons of the  lottery will not know to whom to address their letters  ordering tickets. ,        .     . ,       ,  Mrs. Birchall telegraphs to her late husband's solicitors  in Canada, denying that she is engaged to be - married to  Arthur Leetham of Montreal, or anyone else. She has,  she says, been pestered ever since her husband's execution  by numerous offers Of marriage, which she, has refused.  She intends to keep house for her father,Who has resigned  his position of traffic manager of the London & North-.-  wrestern railway, after 10 years of service.  The London Times publishes a 3-column article severely  criticising "general Booth's scheme, of social regeneration  as set forth in his book, "In Darkest England." The writer  of the article says: "General Booth cannot think he is  authorized to collect by force the moral lunatics���������irredeemable slaves of vice,, crime, and drink. He cannot expect  that any colony of such men, even under the stimulus of  the lash, could be- compelled to be self-supporting." 'the  article accuses Booth of childlike ignorance of farming and  recklessness in entering upon a contract for the purchase  of land for a farm colony at ������75 per acre., An editorial  states that the article is the first installment of a critical  examination of the scheme by,a well qualified writer, and  says: "We do not affect to regard the scheme with anything but profound disgust. We urge the public not to  conclude, in a lit of hysterical emotion that.Booth deserves  to be intrusted with an immense sum of money, but wait  and hear everything that can be urged against the scheme."  Tlie Custer Massacre  Pariiatly Avenged.  Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, December 28th.���������When the Indians under Big Foot,  who surrendered to the United States troops  yesterday, were being -disarmed-' today they  opened fire on the soldiers and a bloody battle  followed. Captain Wallace, commanding K  troop of the Seventh cavalry, was killed, and  lieutenant Garlington of the same regiment was  shot in the arm. Several soldiers and a number  of Indians were killed. The greatest excitement  prevails and grave fears are entertained for the  safety<of this post.  Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, December 29th���������The particulars of the battle with the  Indians on Porcupine  creek have just been  received.    When  Big Foot's band, under a military guard, were within  18  miles of the agency,  orders   were,  received   from   general Brooke   to  disarm   them   and  send  them   at  once to Fort  Omaha.    When  the demand  for tlie surrender  of their arms was  made, the Indians replied .by  opening lire.    The soldiers returned the tire and  a   terrible   slaughter   took   place.      The  entire  band  of Indians, consisting of over 120  braves  and over 150 squaws and papooses, were killed.  The loss of soldiers was comparatively small, including captain Wallace of the Seventh cavalry.  A   large  number   were,  more  or  less   seriously  wounded.    When the news of the fight reached  here it produced intense excitement and a, large  number  of Indians  left   the   agency.      Others  under Red Cloud decided to stay with general  Brooke, and are now helping to repel an attack  of the renegade Indians, who are attempting to  capture and  destroy the agency.     A  camp of  friendly Indians within sight of the agency was  burned just before sundown this evening. It is  supposed the friendlies were massacred by the  hostiles.  Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota, December 30th, 8 a. 'in.:���������Tliei'.eiiegade Indians who left  here when news was received of f he slaughter of  Big Foot's band, have returned with reinforcements aiid are making "a desperat e assault upon  the agency. Tlie situation is most crit ica 1. Only  the Indian police are here to oppose t hem, t he  soldiers not having returned. The hostiles are  lighting like demons and if they break through  the police into the agency, there is no doubt that  they will butcher every man, woman and child  here. Every one is praying for the return of the  cavalry, as the police are outnumbered 3 to 1.  Vernon Street, near Josephine.  'VBL'SttN, IS.-..������;.  SODERBERG  <&. JOHNSON,  PROPRIETORS.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its gucststhus obtaining splendid views  of. both mountain and fiver.  THE   ROO  THE   TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is acknowledged   tlie  best  newly.furnished. in the mountains.  m'  1o  J  b^_:r,  is stocked  with  the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  TRAIL GREEK, 13.-C  W.   it.   fl'OEJLTOK.' IBa:<MJ������KIS-:T<lMS  The Gladstone is the best kept hotel in fhe'Trail Creek  mining district, its proprietorbeing a caterer of experience.  The table wilt always be supplied'with the best, of everything obtainable.    The bar is stocked with choice liquors  and  cigars,  including 'Hiram   Walker &   Sons' pure  rye  'whiskies.    Good stabling for animals.  cDONALD  Sl  CO.  carry large lines of -plain, medium, and high-grade  furniture. Parlor ��������� and bod-room sets ranging in.  price from $f>..-10 to #o00. -Hotels furnished throughout.1 Oftice'and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven wire., hair. and. wool  mattresses in stock. iVJai] orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for I-Ovans Bros, pianos and Doherly organs.  MAIM STREET, REVELSTOKE, B.C.  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.  NOTICE,  Notice is hereby given that, \\\ 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 the Warm Springs, West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, are requested to forward their  objections to mo within (JO days from date of publication.  (I. (!. TUNSTALL, government agent.  Revelstoke, December 22nd. 181)0.  I 8  THE  MIlNTE������:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JAfJUAEY 10,   1891.  ;;;\i.Mam-'Stfeet,'..-.  EEYELSTOKE  Eailroad Avenne,  SPEOAT,  "VsrxacozL.^is^^.x.^i .A-isriD :k:et_A-i:l  Agent for tlie Hamilton Powder Gonrpan7 anc^ Hiram "Walker & Sons' Wliisties.  T  r. v.em  ���������&)t A 2,IL    XlliUi-KVS>   i>P    .\EWS.  For some time the Kootenay Lake country lias abounded  in prospective'quartz millionaires, placer capitalists, limited-liability company promoters, merchant. princes, and  would-be bank .managers. But head and shoulders above  all. these financial, magnates is tlie man who is seriously  thinking of startling a chicken ranch down at the reclamation works. He will, no doubt, in the near future be  known as the "chicken king" or the '"fresh egg prince" of  Nelson.   .    '   .;  Andy Conners, the' man who is in jail-at Spokane Falls  for killing.his wife's paramour, is very desirous of communicating with John Allen, who is believed to be a resident  of Ainsworth.   .-���������''... '���������'"���������'..';,'���������  ThomasMolvo.y and a gang of 5 men have taken out 100  sticks of timber for tlie railroad wharf at Nelson. The  timber was obtained on the flat on Cottonwood Smith  creek. The remainder of the timber needed will be procured up the outlet, above "Bogustown."  On recommendation of the member for West Kootenay,  W. Gosncr Allan of Nelson has been appointed coroner for  tlie southern portion of the district.  But a single item of newseamc to The Miner this week  from Ainsworth. It reads : "Our assayer has a new sign.  The town is duller than Nelson."  Captain Da vies of the Midge is in doubt as to whether he '  will put in  the winter perfecting himself in the theory of  navigation or in the practice of splitting fence rails for his  ranch.  William Cowgill, better known as " Porcupine Billy," a  veteran prospector,  is negotiating for the purchaseof a  pack-horse,-to use in next year's campaign after hidden'  wealth.  Excavation..work has been commenced on.II. E. Lemon's  bonded warehouse cellar.    Tlie Dawes residence is being  shingled.    The Hume-Wallace building is sheathed.   r! he.  .  Gilkor & Wells store ceiled with  rod cedar lining. "The  Corning residence made ready for occupancy.  A party of prospectors are cabining down on the river  bank. Their household effects consist of air and 3 blankets. On explaining how the blankets were divided  among' tlie three, one of the party remarked, in slow, measured tones, "Mat, 'who is sick, lias to have 2; Mac has to  have the other, and 1 aiii having' a'pretty' hard time of it."  The. Wilsons are feeding 22 head of beef steercs until the  weather is-cold enough to freeze dressed beef, when they  will bo. slaughtered. These; with the dressed beef on  hand, will ..bo., am pie for the winter's demand.  ��������� The treasurer of 'the wharf fund reports'collecting. $101.  of the #il.o subscribed, and disbursing ������109.50 for the Improvements, as  follows:    Cutting logs 315, hauling logs  $7, labor on landing #ii.\ lumber Tor landing ������25.50,Work  on crib and repairing landing after storm ������15.50, nails ������4.50.  George LI. Kcefer returned' last week from a trip to  Spokane Palls, and reports many people whom he met as  interested in the future of the la ice country. He predicts a  large-sized boom at Nelson in the .spring," as the trip from  Spokane to Nelson can l/hcn be made easily in a day.  W. W. .Sprague is applying for a, crown grant for the  Tenderfoot, a Hot Springs prospective bonanza.  A parry, made up of nir. and mrs. Kiopelle, mr. and mrs.  Perry, ami inessrs (loldsmilh, Hamilton. Laniarehe. har-  iiiiiiii', and Cameron, left Nelson on 1 hnrsday for a camping-out hunt \2 mi.les up the outlet. One of the ladies is  said to bo an expert rifle shot  A l.)afeau-loa..d of butter, coal oil, and  whisky arrived at  Sproat t his weed-: from   h'evelstokc.    Tom  Ward   was cap- i  lain in command.    The buffer was for .J. KVed lliuncxt.'u. !  and (he whisky for il. L\ Lemon. ' j  An ice-house for the Mara, hue is being built on the river    j  bank  by contractor Andy   Wallace.    If the weal her does    |  not change, the ice for the  house will  have t<> be brought  along with the machinery for the boat���������from frozen, hard-  ui) Kaiiiloops. i  Personals:    Charles   Wilson   loaves  on   Mouda.y for his  home in Ontario.     He may return to British Columbia,  for j  permanent, residence.    Hilly j 'erdue 'is hunt ing for strayed ;  milks a.nd   cayuses up' in  t he Deer Park, country, above i  ���������Sproat.    li. K. Lemon is at Sproat, looking over his branch ,  store at that place. i  Nelson   businessmen    may   not   be   overburdened   with j  capital, but it cannot bo denied that they are pretty good \  rustlers.    .For some cause, when  winter sot in, the supply j  of coal oil was limited.    So far. however, no one has been ;  compelled to go to bed by (he light of a candle, and no one j  will likely be compelled to.    li. E. Lemon has dispatched ;  a boat down the Columbia to Little Dalles for 40 cases, and  expects it at Sproat by Monday. The oil will.'be sold."at $7  a ease, the price prevailing when steamboat navigation to  Bonner's Ferry closed. Other supplies will also be brought  in by way of Little Dalles. "���������.'.'  I. " - ' ��������� ������������������--    _     -   -    ���������-       ____,-.  IVospec^IsBj*" for S������o8������S 'in������������������MUl-ny inter. :  Even the snows of winter have no terror for  the seekers after placer gold; and men by nature  and habit fond of the ease and comfort of the  ������������������fireside', will'- fake chances of undergoing hardships that���������'���������iilien inured to hardship would not  take���������-all in the hope of acquiring the yellow  metal on which is based the monetary; systems  of the, civilized world; Over on Hall creek, 12  miles from. Nelson, is a /placer, gold-field. To  reach it Toad mountain has to be climbed. At  this season the mountain's sides are covered with  snow to the depth of 1 to 6 feet, and its ascent  can only he made on snowshoes. The man not  skilled in their use on a first attempt, generally  acts and feels as if he had been born clumsy,  and that the clumsiness had onlv increased with  age. Equipped with these awkward but necessary articles, and feather pillowy, and other creature comforts, T. V. TJiurburn, B. H. Lee, and  C."-H. D. Bulteel left Nelson this morning, intending to put in a. week on Hall creek prospecting for good ground and hunting for grizzlies  and cariboo.  BsBi|>3i������ Me������i,iM������' on  Tlusyzilny   Night.  ������������������Every man in Nelson or vicinity who consid-  c>rs h is i.n tet*ests in 111e cou n t ry worth protec ting  w il 1 be. d oi ng no in ore than h is d n ty by at tend-  . ing the publicmeet ing at Lemon's hall on  Thursday evening', the expressions of 'which  Avill be sent to W'est Kootonay's representative-  in the legislative assembly.- The wharf, water-  i*���������]'gh f, s 11 -eet,, road an d tra i 1, 4-1 n il e-sq uare 'block,  and royalty-on-ore questions should be considered.  'NOTICE.  This is to give notice that there will be a meeting of the  directors of the. Nelson Wafer -Works Company. Limited  Liability, .on Monday, toe 2i'5th day of January, at 7 o'clock  in 'tlie -evening', in the oliiee of IL K. Lemon, Vernon  street, Nelson. B. C. Agenda; election of ���������provisional ofli-  oors. consideration of sccrefnrv's report, and ot-iier matters.  "  \Y. (lESSKii AiAjAS,  Nelson, li. C January 10th, 181)1. Secretary.  "NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given thai, an application will be made  to the legislative assembly of the province of' British Col-,  umhia. at its nokb session, for an act extending the powers  of (lie Crow's-Nest ������Sr- Ivootenay Lake   Hallway Company,  and enabling the said company to construct, equip, operate,  and maintain a line of railway from a'point on .the lower  Ivootenay river, at or near its junction with Coat river,  thence to the Columbia, river in the neighborhood of .fort  Sheppard. with a,branch line (o Nelson, via Salmon river,  and from   the Columbia, river by way of Osoyoos lake and  Similkameen  river to Hope; (hence   following the south  side of the Frn.ser river to a convenient point for crossing  to New  Westminster, and a con vonienf terminal point on  Burrard   Inlet, with ])o\vi r to build   branch  lines not  exceeding .'!() miles in length.    And that sections (>, 7, and IS  of the Crow's Nest tS:' k'ooienay Lake .Hallway. Company  act,   LSSS. may be amended  by increasing the capital and  borrowing powers of tlie company, and to change filename  of the said company to the   "British   Columbia .Southern  Hallway Company." CHAHLLS 'WILSON,  Solicitor for applicants.  Dated the .1 Ith day of December, 1800.  AT  Laic   Walsh's)  15: EAST BAKER; STREET.  TKEI  Posloflace  Store,  ,\ei.s<m,   SI. ���������.  AKD GENTS' FUEJilSHBTa GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL LINES  OF  T   M  E?  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  S   AT   WHOLESALE  J3  t  O6" s  2g*2   tsaza  IS  NOTAHY   PUBLIC.  9=���������  ;al est/  NVEYAN  ;1I  O  ^  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made'and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.-'  Office:   ffo. 13 East Baker Street,' FELSOff, B. C.  B     . S S a        SSISSSS  Main ���������Street, J level stoke, JL C.  (Branch store at-Donald.)  DEUGS,  PATENT   MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class :  drug stores.  CIGARS    AT   WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  rg&n  mz  ��������� , .1

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