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 V ���������<  ..J  X  The Mines in  Kootenay are Among  the Richest in  America.  Tlie Ores are  Bffig-h-(������radc in Gold,  Silver,  Copper,  and Lead.  NUMBEE 107.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   JULY  16,   1892.  $4 A YEAE.  THE   SliVER   14KHG    DEAL.  Many conflicting reports regarding the deal  that is in progress have been circulated. One  paper in especial did not hesitate to place the  Silver King in the hands of a syndicate which  was to control not only the total output of the  Kootenay country, but" was to extend its operations across the line. The following is an  authentic statement coming direct from the  Silver King owners themselves of how the matter stands at present. Mr. Hall, acompanied by  mr. Macdonald, has gone to Scotland to be  present at the final stages of the transfer of the  Silver King property to a syndicate. Everything looks most favorable for the completion of  the deal and when it is completed the mine will  be worked and a mill put up .at once. Should  any accident happen to prevent its completion  the present owners of the mine will work on a  larger scale than hitherto, themselves.  So  far  the  authoritative   statement   of   the  mine  owners  goes,   but  there  is  a  good  deal  more about the transaction that may be very  easily inferred.    It-has  evidently been maturing for some considerable time, probably since  the middle of last winter, for at one time it was  mr. Ramsay's intention to return here in April  instead of remaining during   the   summer   in  Scotland.    We know further that  it is  not  a  question of forming a syndicate and then finding the capital to buy and work the mine.    The  capital has  already  been  found.    All required  was that the capitalists who had undertaken to  handle the property should be  assured by the  report of an expert that they were buying a good  thing.    Hence the visit to West Kootenay of  mr. Roepel, who made no secret of the fact that  it depended on his report whether the deal went  through or not.    He also made no secret of the  fact  that his  report  was favorable in the extreme, and expressed himself as more than delighted not only  with   the mine but with the  general   features   of  the   country,   and  hinted  that   it   might   not   be   very   long   before   he  was required to turn his attention to this district again.    It is therefore not an unfair conclusion to arrive at that to all intents and purposes  the deal is through.    This means much to Nelson and   to the whole  Kootenay country.    The  Silver King is  the key to the district and when  that is turned in the lock the consequent activity  and expansion in mining will surprise the most  sanguine.    It   is  very  evident,   however,  that  very little can be done this year.    It will be the  middle or the end of August at the very earliest date before things will arrive at the signed,  sealed and delivered stage, and  a considerable  time must elapse in getting the mechanism of  so much  capital adjusted   before actual  work  can be begun.    But everything comes to those  who know how to  wait.    And  in this case the  people of Nelson will know how to wait���������for a  sure thing.   Gets Bacfc at "The Miner.'*  The statements recently made in the Westminster Commonwealth with regard to the  Nelson & Fort Sheppard railway were commented upon editorially the week before last.  Unable to refute the arguments we adduced the  Commonwealth resorts to methods-of discrediting its adversary unworthy of any paper which  pretends to have at heart the welfare of the  country.  The following extract is one of the meanest  things of the kind we have seen, and is,, in addition, foolish, as it has been, is, and always will be,  the chief characteristic of The Miner to be outspoken and independent. No monetary consideration has, or shall ever influence this paper  in its conduct with regard to any matter which  concerns the district of West Kootenay :  --The press of the West Kootenay country is  supporting a proposal for a business boycott of  the C.P.R.  in respect of alleged overcharges.  There is, however, some reason to believe that  the suggested movement is largely backed by  American railway and other speculators, anxious  to --corral" the business of our mine country,  diverting as much as possible of it to Spokane  and other centres outside the province."  EVERYBODY   SATISFED.  IT'S   ALE    SETTLE������.  Mr. and mrs. J. C. Prevost of Victoria, whilst  at the Rainier hotel, Seattle, on their return  from a trip to Nelson, were interviewed by the  Post-Intelligencer. Mr. Prevost, who, is an  Englishman by birth, came to the coast in 1863,  and since then he has been actively and successfully engaged in such work as the frontier community to which he joined himself had to offer.  He has mined for gold on the Fraser river, several years were spent in Peru and in visits to  England, but now he is registrar of the supreme  court of the province of British Columbia.    His  trip to Nelson was to look after some of his interests in the Kootenay country.    "In 2 years  there  has been a greet change in the region,"  said he.    "Travel is easy���������for the boats on the  rivers and lakes are good, and the hotels at Nelson and other points areas good as a reasonable  man can  demand.    A good many prospectors  are working in the various-mining districts, but  ore has not yet been shipped out of the country.  In short, all the attention is still being given to  development.    The   prospects   are   promising,  and some heavy capitalists are becoming interested in the mines.    In the Slocan district the  owners of the Noble Five mine have sold their  hole   in the ground for $60,000.    Work on the  smelter and concentrator at Pilot Bay is progressing well.    Large prices are being paid for  real estate.    A lot in Nelson that sold for $100  2  years ago  was  recently  bonded  for   $3,500.  Though there are only about 40 houses at Pilot  Bay, lots are selling at from $450 to $1000 ; in  Kaslo, from $200 to $300; and in Nakusp city at  $250.    The people of Bonner's Ferry, Ainsworth  and Nelson joined in a 3 day's celebration of the  Fourth���������one  day  at each  town���������and  a  royal  time they had.  When I was at the Little Dalles  on Tuesday the water of the Columbia was 60  feet above the low water mark."  The I>andy.  Most encouraging reports continue to come  down the hill about the Dandy.    The face of the  drift is in solid ore, some of it running as high  as 200 ounces to the ton ; and 2 men are able to  take out 2 tons a day. There are now 1200 tons  of ore on the dump, and the amount in sight is  enormous. The Dandy is ready for a concentrator, and its owners intend that one shall be  at work there before long.  Drowned in Slocan.  We   have  been  unable to  make sure of the  identity of the Reid who was drowned in Slocan  lake about a fortnight ago. Rumor has it, however, that it was "The Major," to whom the accident happened. If this be true, a genial, hardworking old fellow has left us. He was always  ready to fight at the drop of the hat, and as  ready to give a friend a lift out of a hole, whenever he was able to do so.  The Water Falling.  During the past week the outlet has fallen 3  feet at least, and in consequence the trout fishing has much improved. Swarms of a small  brown fly are on the water, and are greedily  taken by the iish. Fair sport can be had fishing  from the Canadian Pacific railway wharf or at  Bogus town.      The English Elections.  At midnight July 13th, the election returns  show the conservatives have 232 members, liberal unionists 35, liberals 208, laborites 3, anti-  Parnellites 42 and Parnellites 7.  It is true enough that one must go away from  home to learn all about one's own intentions,  and that the individual inost concerned is always the last to hear- any news that may be of  value to him. In Spokane, for instance, more  is known of the sale of the Silver King than its  owners could tell, even if they wanted. Witness the following article :    P  - 'It was announced last night, July 2nd, that  a  Scotch syndicate  had  purchased  the Silver-  King mine in the Kootenay district for $2,000,-  000.    This deal has been pending for some time,  but now it is in shape to be consummated.    The  new  proprietors will make the Silver King the  great mining centre of the Toad mountain district, and will aim to reach out and control the  mines of this section of the country.    As soon  as possible a complete outfit of the most modern  machinery will be brought in, and the mine will  be  worked on an  extensive scale.    The shafts  will  be run down to a great depth, and tunnels  will be  run east and west in the lode to make  sfoping ground.    A concentrator will be elected  with a capacity large enough to handle the total  output of  the  mine, and,   if nessary, arrangements will be made to handle the total output  of  the neighboring mines at the start.    Eventually the syndicate will try to acquire control of  the total output of ores in the entire Kootenay  district on both sides of the line.    Mining men  seemed  to  think  last night that this was the  most gigantic mining scheme that had yet been  Outlined.    They pointed out the practicability of  a wealthy company owning its own mines, concentrators  and smelters.    It was evident, they  said,  that a syndicate,  putting up such a large  sum as $2,000,000, to purchase a mining property  had some ulterior objects in view.    The general  concensus of opinion was that all the mines tributary to Spokane would be much benefited by  the advent  of so much capital.   'It was pointed  out that if foreign capital  once becomes interested in one of  the new  mining camps, an impetus must neccessarily be fjgiven to all.    The  possibility of the erection of a smelter at Kootenay was also talked over by a group of prominent  citizens at   the hotel  Spokane  last night.  Some thought  this  would   have   a   disastrous  effect on the fortunes of the Spokane smelter,  but  others  pointed  out   that  the situation   of  Spokane was so central that a smelter at Kootenay could  not  possibly capture the ores of all  the   mining  camps.    It  was  also  said that the  probability  of the  erection of a  smelter by the  Scotch syndicate might cause a general interest  to be awakened in the Spokane smelter and lead  to its being operated at an early date.    The Silver King is on Toad mountain and is one of the  most famous mines in the camp.    The ore has an  average  value  of 300 ounces to the ton.    The  formation   is diabase porphyrite  and the lode  consists  of rich  argentiferous rock.    Considerable development work has  been done on the  property and the contemplated outlay of capital  will make this a large productive mine in a short  time.     Other rich   properties adjacent   to  the  Silver King in  the Toad Mountain district are  the  Kootenay Bonanza and the American Flag  and their extensions.  VAty of Columbia.  Owners of property in this townsite who wish  to enjoy to the full the magnificent sport obtainable by trolling for trout, over  their  lots,  should not delay their visit longer than they  can help, as towards the end of this month  some of the corner stakes will begin to show  above water, when it will be impossible to fish  in any other way than with a fly.  The Silver Queen.  This   claim   is   being steadily  developed.    A  night  shift was,   on  Wednesday,   set to work  sinking on the lead. A trail is being cut from  this property to the Silver King.  KKi THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY, JULY 16,   1892.  JUMPS   O.V   THE   WASHINGTON   FARMER.  With a view to obtaining information from  the most reliable source as to the operations of  the Kootenay Land Reclamation company at  Kootenay lake, a! correspondent of the Corn-,  monwealih, called upon mr. H. B. Smith, of the  nrm of Keefer & Srnith, civil engineers and  mining experts, at his office on Douglas street,  last Tuesday. He mentioned to him that a  journal known as the Washington Farmer had  been treating its readers to a very dismal account    of   the   Land   Reclamation   company's  works; that the task was hopeless and about to  to be abandoned ; that the ground was a veritable quicksand and the expensive works to be  erected would be absorbed in a very short time,  and that the land.,  if it could be r'eclaimed, was  not of much account anyway.    Mr. Smith was  decidedly astonished at this index horribilis and  thought that if that was the kind of pabulum  the Washington Farmer fed to its subscribers,  and they believed it all, their mentai condition  ..511111st be somewhat lamentable.    Knowing that  everyone of the statements made by the journal  is absolutely without foundation, he could afford to smile, and hedid'Sox ery good naturedlyJ  . ." Why, bless you,": said he, '" there's no land  in this world to compare with   that  up there.  Not on the globe,  sir,  will you find a tract of  soil so rich, so perfect for agricultural purposes,  so absolutely without fault.    It's a perfect gar-  (len'-of Eden.  "What kind of soil is it ?."  "Loam, sir, loam of the richest description ;  so deep as to be practically inexhaustible. It is  a virgin soil containing all the freshness and  strength gathered through centuries. It is just  like garden mould of the finest kind; anybody  not knowing the first thing about agriculture as  well as the oldest hand in the farming business  could tell it was prime laud."-  " How much of it is there?    The Washington  Farmer says 40,000 acres."  : "Well, the Washing; on Farmer is away off  there, too ; there is a clear tract of 47,000 acres,-  and the odd 7,000.acres in land like,that is quite  an item and worthy of being reckoned in." ".���������_.  "How about the quicksand?"  "Now, I'll give you an example just to show  you how* much quicksand there is about  that  place.    We    have    just    completed    our   first  dredger and it is now at work.    Well,   it  was  built in a big excation near the lake.    The hole  was 10 feet deep and there was water ail round  the excavation for Weeks, and the bottom of it  was merely damp.    Not a drop of water in it.  If .that's quicksand it is a pity the whole province isn't of the same kind of quicksand."  "You are confident that the work will go on  steadily?"    .  "-"The company shows its willingness to ex-  j end the necessary capital to build the extra  1 redgers which will be required, so the work  must go ahead."  "Any special difficulty in the way?"  "Not a single engineering impediment; plain  sailing and easy all the way through. The  dyke will tm very substantial and will easily  withstand all that it will ever be called upon to  resist. There are no rocks, no stumps above  ground, and no flowing water to contend with  in. the trenches and excavations. When that  dyke is up and the land completely drained the  like of it will not be found on this earth."  "The Washington Farmer says the work will  take 3 years to complete."  "Yes. Quite a charitable view, indeed. The  work at the present rate of progress will take 5  years. But it is almost certain that the. company will build more dredgers and put on a  larger force of men. The time may then be  shortened."  Mr. Smith is a; firm believer in the future  greatness of Kootenay and dilated enthusiastically and pleasautly upon the unlimited mineral resources of that almost virgin region.  Motv   Well-Known.  Men  Sleep.  Gladstone rarely takes less than sev*en hours'  sleep. Whenever he is preparing for a great  effort in the house of commons he always likes  a short afternoon siesta. Bismarck has displayed a similar habit on occasions of the most  neice parliamentary debates. When all night  sittings  were   common    Parnell  would    go  to  his hotel, seek his bed arid leave instructions  with one of his colleagues to have him aroused  whenever a crucial point was reached. These  are Only a few examples of the great men who  have shown their thorough appreciation of that  great booh which knits up the raveled sleeve of  care. Numerous other examples could be given  wit hout going far from home���������one of the Miner  outfit for instance is said never to sleep for less  than 14 hours.  HOTEL  VICTORIA   STREET,   NELSON,   B.C.  Pleasant Rooms.   Well Appointed Bar.   Terms Moderate.  MILLS  &  REVSBECH, Proprietors.  RODS, REELS, LINES,  CASTS, FLIES & MINNOWS  IN  GREAT VARIETY.  ���������      WHOLESALE  AND  RETAIL.  Orders  by  mail receive  prompt  and careful attention  Charles E. Tisdall,  OTIGE. *      v'  ��������� -''���������  <���������   ,'���������.''������������������' .   .������������������*>. >:   .'..���������.���������.'     ' ,  Until further notice Steamer Galena will make regular  trips between Ainsworth,  Galena,  Balfour; Buchanan's,  and Nelson daily.   Will run through to Kaslo Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays.  *       TIME   CARD   FOR  TRAVELERS.  GL.  The Columbia & Kootenay  Steam Navigation Co. Ld.  Operating the fast and elegant steamers  COLUMBIA, NELSON, LYTTON & KOOTENAI  REVELSTOKE    KOIITE:  One of the above steamers will leave REVELSTOKE  for Nakusp and Robson at 4 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, arriving at Robson at 6 p.m., where con-'  > nection is made with the C. &,K. Railway for Nelson and  all Kootenay Lake points. RETURNING, leaves ROBSON for Nakusp and Revelstoke at 9 p.m. on TUESDAYS  and FRIDAYS, arriving at Revelstoke at 3 p.m. on  Wednesdays and ^Saturdays, where connection is made  with the C. P. R. for all points.  ' LITTLE ��������� OALLES   ROUTE :     ���������  The same steamer will leave ROBSON for Trail Creek  and Little Dalles at 5 a.m. on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS,  arriving at Little Dalles at 9 a.m., where close connection  is made with the S. F. & N. Railway for Spokane. RETURNING, leaves LITTLE DALLES same day, on arrival of S. F. & N. Railway Company's train at 12:30 p.m.,  for Trail Creek and Robson, arriving at Robson at 6:20  p.m., where close connection is made with the C. & K.  Railway for Nelson and lake points; and continues on to  Revelstoke as per above schedule.  KOOTENAY   LAKE ANQ*   KONNER'S   FERRY.  ROUTE:  STEALER NELSON leaves NELSON for Pilot  Bay, Ainsworth, and Kaslo at 8 a.m. on MONDAYS and  THURSDAYS, returning via these ports same day; for  Pilot Bay, Ainsworth, and Bonner's Ferry at 3 a.m. on  TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS. RETURNING-,.leaves BON-  NEK'S FERRY for Pilot Bay, Ainsworth and Nelson at  3 a.m. on WEDNESDAYS and SATURDAYS.  APPLICATION   FOR   TIMBER   LEASE.  Notice is hereby given that 30 days afterdate I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a  license to cut timber for lumbering purposes on the following described tract of land: Commencing at a post on the  east bank of Kootenay lake, about one-half mile north, of  E. N. LaFrance's pre-emption claim, thence east SO chains,  thence north 120 chains, thence west 80 chains more or less  to the shore of the lake, thence south along the lake to the  point of commencement. JOSEPH PORIER.  Pilot Bay, June loth, 1892.  Corner store, Houston & Ink block.   For particulars apply Miner office or Galena Trading Company, Pilot Bay.  TEE IE  SOTXSim  Ten miles from Kaslo on the trail to Slocan mines.  First-' Class  Accommodations for Travelers.    Best  Brands of Liquors and Cigars.  PRICES   MODERATE.  McDonald Bros.  Proprietors.  HOTEL  JOHN JOHNSON,  Proprietor.  Finest wines, Liquors and Cigars in the Market at the Bar  THE DINING   ROOM IS UNDER  THE   SUPERVISION OP J.   J.  CARSCADEN, EXPERIENCED   CHEF  Special Attention to  Miners.  Rooms First-Class. Rates Moderate.  SLOOAff CE0SSDTG.  PROPRIETOR.  Table cannot be surpassed.   Rooms large and comfortable.  The bar is stocked with the choicest brands  of liquors and cigars.  HEADQUAKTEES for MUEEAY & MATHES0FS  FACE TEAIrT.  ELD0EAD0 CITY  First Class in Every Eespect  PROPRIETORS  ERSO  ���������urns  ������ming  oom  Is now opened at the  TEL   VICTORIA/  VICTORIA   ST.y NELSON.  Old and new patrons are now invited to call.  JOHN  GURN.  fr>Vi*-',\  few""*  ���������avmrasmesni  m������iiBmHM������iifflmiiamBMEii������^  fc.1 ���������������'.>������.- THE  MINER:    NELSON,  B.  0.,   SATURDAY,  JULY 16,  1892.  EST   GASH   PRICES   PAID   FOR   FURS,  zmz-Ajr.^  block:  BAKEE STREET, NELSON, B. 0.  ST.    JOHNS   IN   FJLAMES.  On  July 8th  a fire  broke  out in St. Johns,  Newfoundland, that threatens to far exceed in  extent of money damage and loss of life, that of  the disastrous  conflagration  of 1846.    About 4  o'clock a house on Long's Hill was discovered to  be   on   fire.    "When   the   firemen   arrived,   the  southwest wind that was prevailing had caused  the  fire  to spread  to   an   adjoining   building.  Desperate efforts were, made to stop the progress  of the  fire,   but  soon   most  of the  houses  on  Long's   Hill    were    burning/Large   burning  brands were caught up by the winds and carried  to  rows of  other structures   which  were  soon burning furiously.    It was seen that the  fire  department was  helpless,   and the people  living in the path of the tire began   to  remove  their portable household effects and valuables.  It is  feared some of these  people   lost   their  lives.    While the dwelling houses were burning  unhindered, it was found that the new Methodist college was on fire.    Efforts vvere made to  save the building, hut they were- fruitless.    By.  this time the wind was blowing a gale and the  fire    was    spreading    with    terrible   rapidity.  Buildings situated some distance from the burning structure caught fire from burning embers  and were destroyed without a hand being raised  to attempt to save them.    The firemen and people were completely paralyzed and the fire did  its work of destruction without a stay.  It is known positively one man and 6 children perished, but it is thought when the terrible excitement that now prevails subsides, it  will be found the loss of life is much greater.  As many as 600 buildings were burned up to  the morning of July 9, and thousands of their  occupants have been compelled to seek refuge  in the fields. The military authorities furnished as many tents as possible, and the civil  authorities are doing everything in their power  to alleviate the distress. Many unfortunates  lost everything they had in the world and imperative calls will he made upon charity in their  behalf.  The fire has been communicated to the seal  oil factories and stores, and the whole south  side of the city is in flames. A large fire was  seen coming down Freshwater valley and the  whole population of St. Johns were in an  agony of despair, seeing before them the com-  pleteextinction of the city.  The fire, late in the afternoon of July 9, broke  out in Monk Town, in which are situated the  residences of the wealthv inhabitants of the  town. The loss up to noon is fully $6,000,000  and it is estimated that 15,000 persons are homeless. Soon after noon the wires failed, the tire  probably having reached the new office of the  telegraph companies.  A committee of Halifax citizens have purchased $6,000 worth of provisions and lumber,  which is to be sent to St. Johns by steamer.  The military and naval authorities also sent a  lot of tents and canvas, and a public meeting is  to be held Monday to establish a general relief  service.  The first despatch received after the wires  were again in working order stated that the  loss by fire is placed at $20,000,000.  The'following streets were wiped out: Military road, Duckworth street, Prescott street,  Queen's road, Cochran street, Grover street,  King's road, Cathedral hill and Long's hill.  At a meeting of the executive it was resolved  to grapple with the great calamity that has be  fallen the city as far as they can, by supplying  those rendered destitute, with provisions and  other necessaries of life. The drill shed, Browning's bakery and Houston's factory are being  made ready to accommodate the homeless as  rapidly as the work can be carried out. Sheds  are being erected in the park. The fire stopped  at Water St., west at Browning's. Cochran St.,  west of Browning's, once thickly settled with,  dwellings, now presents nothing but a forest of  chimneys. It is estimated the insurance on the  buildings destroyed and on the stocks will  amount to $4,000,000, which sum will cover  about half the loss.  cINTT  RAL and STA  Corner BlnfF and Ward Streets,  : NELSON, B. C.      ������  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.  WILL   COtfTEAOT  TO  CAEEY PASSENGEKS  and baggage to and from hotels ; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  ���������    railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IBM NELSON.  Stove and Cordwood for Sale.  NELSON  Livery & Feed  LL  PROPRIETOR.  HAY AND  GRAIN FOE SALE.  Omnibus and carriages to and from all trains and steamboat wharves. Saddle and pack animals for hire. Freight  hauled and all kinds of job teaming attended to.  Stable on Baker Street.   Office with Wilson & Perdue.  .A. JNT33  ALL KINDS OF GROCERIES, CANNED GOODS AND  MINERS' SUPPLIES KEPT IN STOCK.  JAMS   AND   JELLIES   A  SPECIALTY  Large stock just arrived.  ALDOUS   BEOTHEES,   JBJEIO&-  DEALERS IN  CHEMICALS,  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WHOLESALE '. DEALERS     IN     CIttAltS.      RA������MOX������  .-SEWING   MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Oof .East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 36.  KER & WELLS'S  I������osloffice  Store, Nelson',' B.  C.  AND GENTS' PUENISHING GOODS.  ALSO,   FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Go.  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 & Bnk Building, Josephine Streel.  ERCHANT TAILOR,  Josephine street, Nelson, B. C.  HAS ON DISPLAY A FULL RANGE OF  Plain and Fancy Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges^  Spring goods now on hand.  PEICES TO SUIT TZE3HK! TI3VCE3S THE  MINEE:    tfELSOE,   B.  0.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY  16,   1892.
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E. C. Carpenter. :.fe ,   :,
Address all Letters :  The Miner, Net   on, B.- O.
S5S>3T0I2IAi,   E��EMAS��&.��.
It was understood that block 32 had been reserved by the government for the school-house.
The newly-elected school trustees were therefore considerably surprised and very indignant
to find that preparations were being made to
build the school-house in an entirely different
and 'utterly, unsuitable situation. Forty feet on
one side of the present site of the building is a
deep ravine ; fort y feet on the other side is a
lane; while it would be very much easier for a
child to fall out of school onto Carbonate street
than it would be for the same child to climb
from Carbonate street to the school.
The school trustees, on learning the proposed
change of site, telegraphed a protest to mr.
Vernon, and in reply were informed that the
dite could be changed if it inVolved no extra
expense. ',.___.
In the meantime the work of excavation had
been commenced ; and a further protest was
answered by a wire from the land office stating
that the lots facing on Stanley street were not
available for school purposes.        .
Why are  they   not available?   Do  the government wish to squeeze the last possible cent
out of Nelson real  estate, and in so doing  endanger   the   life   of every   child   who   attends
school, either   by   breaking  his   neck or by his
contracting disease fi'om the refuse heaps, swill
tubs, and dust bins of the houses which will, in
time, surround  the  school-house; or  is  it  that
owners of adjacent lots have  brought their influence to bear on  the government and induced
them to  take such action in  the matter as, in
. their opinion, would prevent the value of their
property  being lessened   by  the  nearness of a
school playground?	
It seems curious that such feverish anxiety
to get something done was so suddenly displayed, when it would surely have been much
simpler to have delayed the work-for a day or
two until the matter under discussion was settled one way or the other.
At present things look very much like attempted jobbery. We are. waiting developments. 	
This spring a meeting was held to discuss the
question of erecting a hospital. A committee
was appointed and eventually a subsidy was
'"^obtained from the government���and that, was
the end of it. The occurrence of small-pox in
the province should have the effect of recalling
to the remembrance of the hospital committee
the fact that they have certain duties to perform. No hospital; no drains; putrifying refuse of every description plastered all over the
town; these conditions are exactly what the
disease wants to give it a first-class chance to
show what it really can do when it starts to
clean out a town.       ��������� ���""������
The fire wardens have decided to wait until
the place has been burnt down before starting
on their tour of inspection. It will be very
much easier, they think, to decide, after the
event; what started the fire, than for them to
discover, now, the particular chimney or stovepipe that is likely to cause the trouble���and perhaps they are right.    ____
The labor question has been brought prominently before the-"world at large during the
past wTeek by the occurrences at Homestead and
in the Cceur d'Alene country. Whatever may
be the conclusions arrived at, one thing is certain, that the state of affairs at Carnegie's
works forms a picture very different from that
drawn   in his work "Triumphant Democracy."
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NOTARY   PUBLIC.
Seal Estate & Mines, Conveyancing
Agent for
LGCAJST   CITY
Town Lots, Lands and Mining Claims Handled on-Commission.   Cohvej^ancing Documents Drawn Up.
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Real Estate, Mining Broker,
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Insurance Agent,
WEST E��AKEI�� ��TI��E��T, NE&SON,   B. ���.
FIRE   IftSEIIfcANCE:
I represent the following safe and reliable companies:
GUARDIAN. .London, England.
CITY OF LONDON  London, England.
ATLAS...... .-...���   London, England.
QUEBEC. Canada.
EQUITALBE ..... .......  .New York.
W. J.  WILSON.
W.  PERDUE. M^r"
PROPRIETORS OF
NELSON AND AlrJSWOETH.
Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboals
with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or
landing in the Kootenay Lake country.
Nelson   Office   and   Market,   11   East   15al*er  Street.
Aiiiswoi'tlB   Market,   Spragsae   Street.
APFUGATION   FOR   LIQUOR   UOENSE.
I, the undersigned, hereby give notice that I will 30
days from the date hereon apply to the stipendiary magistrate at Nelson, B.C., for a hotel license, said hotel business to be carried on at Nakusp, in West Kootenay district of British Columbia.
Dated at Nelson, this 12th day of July, A.D. 1892.
HARRY PHAIR.
Yard :   At .'end' of Flume
Mill s   Two miles south of Nelson
'���'���     Manufacture
TIbc mill lias a capacity of 20,000 feet per day
Orders will receive prompt attention.
W..N. E0LFE,  Secretary
(We do not tender on Contracts.)
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PILOT BAY,  KOOTENAY LAKE.
THE LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OP
IN THE KOOTENAY LAKE DISTRICT.
HAVE ON HAND READY FOR DELIVERY A FULL
ASSORTMENT OF ALL KINDS OF
Vertical Grain Shingles,
��� Lath, Moldings, etc
Stocks are held at K'ELSOS", Geo. H. Keefer, Agent,
,   and at AIKW0ETE, H. A. Cameron, 4 gent. :
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aiiaffer.
TZEaCIE
Will be Ennning aoout August 1st
at Kaslo
and will be the largest and best equipped Sawmill in
Kootenay. Large stocks of lumber now on hand at Kaslo,
at the old mill site and at Nelson.;
A carload of Sash and Doors for sale.
ii.   ��.   BUCHANAN.
P.O. address, Nelson or Kaslo.
APPLSGATION   FOR   CROWN   GRANT.
Notice is hereby given that Scott McDonald, as agent
for A. W. McCune has filed the necessary papers and
made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral
claim known as the "Black Bird," situate in the Ainsworth mining division of West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections
within 60 days from date of publication.
N.  FITZSTUBBS,
Nelson, B.C., July 14th, A.D. 1892.   Gold commissioner.
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;B8iilfaWBW38SI��^^ THE  MINEB:    KELSON,  B.  0.,  SATURDAY,  JULY 16,  1892.  MINING   NEWS   OF   THE   WORLD..  It is claimed that a rich find of gold has been  made near Waihnapitae, northwest of Sudbury  Ont. The pre is undoubtedly of high grade but  there has not yet been sufficient development to  determine definitely the extent of the mineral  deposits.  With a present population of about one million souls, New South Wales to the close of  1891 had supplied the world with- a mineral  product- aggregating no less than $455,845,000,  of which $191,785,000, or 41f per cent, has been  gold, with coals to the value of $125,000,000 and  silver, a more recent product, to the extent of  $55,040,000, with tin to the value of $46,405,000.  The recent break-up of the great drought at  Broken Hill, Australia,  has relieved the financial tension, and confidence in the future of this  wonderful mining camp  is  steadily returning.  Business in the town, which had dwindled down  to   insignificant proportions,   is  regaining its  wonted activity, and all along the line of lode  the effects of full supplies of water for the machinery have given an impetus to the work of  mining that has been absent forsnearly a year.  The misery experienced by the poorer classes of  the  population  became   a   wearying   burden ;  typhoid fever was rampant from one end of the  town to the other.    The effect upon mining was  disastrous, and one of its most  pernicious results was to bring about a suspension and diminution in  dividends.    The whole  of the  companies along the main lii3^ of lode suffered in  proportion to the magnitude of their operations  and many outside mines^ were shut down  permanently, throwing large numbers of men out  of employment, and swelling the ranks of the^  unemployed to an  abnormal  extent.    But all  this is now changed, and there is universal jubilation and rejoicing, where a few weeks since  there was nothing but desolation at the dismal  outlook.    Business is prospering, mining operations along the line  have assumed normal dimensions,   and the ranks  of  the   unemployed  have been reduced to a considerable extent, although there are still several hundred men unable to obtain constant work.  Matters are assuming the air of a permanent  mining  camp- in  Cripple  creek.    Much  of the  confused  bustle,  feverish excitement,   reckless  riding and  reports  of enormous  assay  values  based upon small samples,   have dissappeared.  The crowds of idle men that once thronged our  streets   have found  employment  in  the   hills,  which are dotted with yellow dumps from 10,000  shaft and  tupjaels,    It  is  perfectly safe to say  that in   more^'than   10,000 tunnels and  shafts  development work is being prosecuted, and it is  no  exaggeration to say that in 200 of them pay  ore  has  been   discovered.    This   may seem to  those  unfamilar with  mining camps, to be no  very great result from a total of 10,000 prospect  holes, but to those familior with the subject, two  per  cent pay ore discoveries  within the  short  time  of less than six working months, will be  viewed as a remarkable  result ; particularly so  when  the fact is taken into  consideration that  pay  ore means $30 in this camp.    There will be  a margin of profit remaining to the miner on $12  ore by the 1st  of September,   as we shall then  have not less thau five stamp mills and concentrators and two McArthur-Forrest gold extracting plants capable of treating 500 tons of ore per  diem, at a cost of not more  than $9 per ton for  freight,   treatment and  loss in  values  on  low  grade ore.    There is now at Beaver park in this  district a twenty-stamp amalgamating and concentrating plant  in  active operation, with 500  tons of ore in bins awaiting treatment, to which  is  being  added  a McArthur-Forrest  plant for  treating   tailings.      The   ordinary    treatment,  charge is $5 per  ton and the per cent of value?  saved  ranges from  75 to 90 per cent, including  assay value of tailings.    Among the new mines  that have recently come to  the front the Pharmacist    probably stands first,   having  made a  shipment of 300 net pounds of ore, valued at $670  per ton.    The Yellow Jacket mine, situated on  the  east  side of Grouse  mountain,  about four  miles from  here  owned  by Messrs. Barndollar  and  Williams,   is  one of the  most   promising  claims in that part of the district, being the only  claim upon which the Bull Hill vein  of mineral  has been struck.    The Texas Girl is another fine  property owned by mrs. Anna Bellah, a native  of Texas, who last winter restaked the claim,  did some work on it,  took two tons of rock to a  stamp mill and got over two ounces of gold after  OFFICE,   VICTORIA, B.C.  WORKS  NANAIMO,  B.C.  IVn^^ISrTJF.A.OTTTDRJEIlI^S   OF  Safety F^  C.   M.   WHBTLAW,  (Nelson House) Agent.  Branch Office and Magazine  at NELSON.  losing as much more in the treatment. The  original discoverer then put in an appearance,  and attempted to take the claim by force, but  she held him off with a shot gun and appealed  to the Miners' Protective association, wrho upon  hearing both sides awarded the claim to mrs.  Bellah. Thirty-five thousand dollars has been  offered and refused for the claim. The little  woman from Texas has a bonanza and proposes  to get all there is in it.  D. B. Bogle,  Notary Public.c  E. P. Whalley,  Notary Public.  BOGLE & WHALLEY  EEAL ESTATE,  -INSURANCE AND MINING BBOKEBS.-  00NVEYATOEES.  FOR SALE:���������Lots on Baker and Vernon Streets, Nelson.  Lots in Kaslo City. G Acre. Property in Nelson.  Desirable Business Property to lease in Nelson for 5 and 3  years.   Good Terms.  stores and  offices to rent  in  nelson,  jvchestieir :b:loo:k:., h3_a.:k::e]:r, st.  HOTEL TO  RENT.  Newly built and centrally located, for a term of years.  Containing 22 rooms with every convenience for a good  paying business.   More bed-rooms if required.   Apply to  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE & CO., Nelson, B.C.  P.;0. box 69.  Telephone 24.  Edward Applewhaite & Go.  S. E. corner Baker and Josephine streets,  NELSON, B. C.  FINANCIAL AND INSURANCE. AGENTS,  Loans negotiated on Nelson property.   Collections made.  Conveyancing documents drawn up.  m  J.  own  Lots  Lands  and   Mining  Claims  Handled  on Commission.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that from this date R. F. Perry  ceases to act as agent for this company, and any accounts  paid to him, for our account, after this date will not be  recognized by us. All persons having claims on us must  forward them for approval prior to July 15th, or they will  not be recognized. Geo. H. Keefer has now been appointed our agent, for the sale of lumber only. He will  receive all payments due us, and any accounts against  the company may be sent to him to forward to us, or the  company direct.  DAVIES-SAYWARD SAWMILL CO.  Pilot Bay, July 4th. Per S. C. Spalding.  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (sill paid up), $12,000,000  REST,       .        .        .        . 0,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH, President  Hon.  GEO. A. DRUMMOND, Vice-President  E. S. CLOUSTON General Manager  Nelson Branch:   N. W. Cor. Baker and Stanley Sts  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranf ers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,000   .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)   ,  RESERVE FUND,  ������230,000     .    .       1,100,000  BBAIsrCIIES:  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewW������stminster,B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  r  AGENTS AND CORRESPONDENTS:  CANADA���������Bank of Montreal and branches;  Canadian Bank of Commerce and branches;  Imperial Bank of Canada and branches;  Commercial Bank of Manitoba ; and  Bank of Nova Scotia.  UNITED STATES���������Agents Bank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  SAVINGS DEPARTMENT.  Interest at the rate of 4 per cent per annum will be allowed  on all time deposits at present.  HENRY CROFT,  EAL ESTATE,  AND  Office:   West Baker Street, next to Bank of B. 0.  H. ASHBY, Manager. 6  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B, 0.,   SATURDAY,  JULY 16,   1892.  ISACK   EAST.  The government's majority now is 71.  Dominion parliament was prorogued July 9th  at 3 o'clock with the usual formalities.  .The common's   restaurateur   has   heen   summoned for selling liquor without a lisence.  A deputation of Ontario conservatives strongly  urge nil*. Hugh J. Macdonald not to resign.  Gabriel Dumont,. Riel's lieutenant during the  Northwest rebellion, and prominent at Batoche  and other places, is in Ottawa.    '  Mr. Boullon will not resign the senatorship  until he finds what the prospects of the Marquette election are.    It  takes place on the 22nd.  The Toronto city council appointed E. G.  Keating city engineer. My. Keating is at presentcity engineer of Duluth, and formerly held  the position in Halifax, and was known as one  of the leading civil engineers of the Hominion.  On July 7th the Dominion government revenue  cutter Constance attempted ,to seize a large  schooner with $10,000 worth - oi^smuggled  whisky on board. The crew resisted capture.  Captain May thereupon wired to Ottawa for  assistance, and a detachment of" B" battery,  in full inarching order*, left for the scene of the  conflict, which is understood to be in the vicinity of Gaspe.  The house was engaged all day considering  railway regulations, and a lively discussion took  place on the proposed grant for the railway from  Revelstoke to Arrow lake. Mr. Laurierinsisted,  that the money was going to the Canadian Pa-  cirie railway, and therefore the company should  he named. Finally mr. Mara's suggestion, voting the subsidy to the Pacific or Columbia  Kootenay,Was adopted.  The premier returned to Ottawa, July 4th.  Mr. Earl saw hitn, immediately on his arrival,  respecting the seizureofthe Goquitlam and sealing schooners, and" after mr, Abbott had consult eel his colleagues it was decided to transmit  the protest of the Sealers' association to England  accompanied with all information in the possession of the government. Mr. Earl expressed  himself satisiied with the prompt action of the  ministry. ��������� .   ' ���������       ; .   ���������  MltfEILlL CLAIMS mwmmE������ AND  TJ&ANSFISRJKKO  RECORDED   AT   NELSON,  TOAD   MOUNTAIN   DISTRICT.  Blue Grouse���������B. G. Soules, ������ mile south of 49 creek.  Man of War���������P.  J. Jennings 2 miles from Silver King.  Extension of the 4th of July.  Anchor���������Jonas Nelson, i miles south east of Silver King.  Grand���������John Johnson, ������ mile north of Silver King.  Gertrude���������Henry Chew, 3 miles from Nelson near Toad  mountain wagon road. ^  Hopewell���������F. J. Farlejr, li miles from the Silver King on  Toad mo an tain wagon road-  Nellie Bly���������C. T. Stevenson, 4 miles south of Silver King.  Grand View���������A. H. Kelly, 600 feet north west of Silver  King, joins the Royal Charter on the north.  Waveriy���������Hugh McDonald, six miles from Nelson and  300 feet south of the wagon road.  TRANSFERS.  -W. J. Goepel to J. E. Walsh, ������ interest.  -J.  E.   Walsh to   H. B.   Alexander,  ������  interest.  v'Midas-  Midas-  Consideration ������1010.  Dollie���������W.   Whyte to John Tolson.   Consideration ������250.  Venetia Boy���������John Connor to H. Selous | interest.  Mullimhone���������C. K. Brown to R. J. Mowat.  Royal Canadian���������Aldric Dalpe to P. Augfignon, ������ interest.   Consideration ijpoOU.  Would Have Iff as lied.  Jim Lotan's appointment as collector of Portland recalls a story which perhaps has never  been seen in print. Lotan never did pass for  much of a tighter, except in a political way,  still he was the hero of Revelstoke once upon a  time during the early days of construction work  on the Canadian Pacific. At that time a burlv  bully,    combining   all   the  paraphernalia of a  walking arsenal, had been terrorizing the frontier with the reckless use of 6-shooters and other  deadly weapons. Lntan was bondsman for a  couple of supply furnishers named Harry McCartney of Spokane and one Sandborn of Portland. They took their supplies up the Columbia  from Little Dalles to Revelstoke, and Lotan was  with them on one of their trips. He went out  with McCartney over the trail to Donald and  was very tired when he returned, it being a  tedious journey. McCartney secured for him  the best bed at  the hotel at Revelstoke.    Sub-  Now in Progress.  ^EJRIMIS-  One-F  in 3 Months^  onths, with, interest on  at the rate of 8 per cent  per annum.  ATE   OF   25   PER   GENT  Will be made from the sale prices on the first 20 lots on which buildings  shall have been completely erected before the 1st November next.  PILOT   BAY,  22nd June, 1892.  W...;^  sequently the walking arsenal came along.    He  was also tired and partially drunk.    Jim Lotan  of Portland had no terrors for this walking arsenal, and so, despite warnings to the contrary,  he tumbled into bed reserved for the rnan from  Portland.    Presently Lotan  turned  his  weary  steps toward the coveted  couch.    Finding the  door locked, and not knowing who was inside,  Lotan, a powerful though mild mannered man,  put his shoulder to the door and broke it open.  "Now you get out of here," Lotan shouted angrily, and the burly bully gathered up his guns  and    belt    and   disappeared.    Lotan   probably  never carried a gun.    He awoke to find himself  .a hero in the eyes  of Revelstoke.    Much  was  made of him while he remained, and his summary hustling of the walking arsenal and bully  out of his room eventually resulted m the aforesaid bully being run out of town, with his great  reputation as a bad man from Butte despoiled.  LIQUOR   LICENSE   APPLICATIONS.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  licensing board at its next sitting for a hotel license to sell  liquor under the name of D. Giles & Son at Kaslo City,  Kootenay lake, B.C. D. GILES,  Kaslo City, June 25th, 1892. E. GILES.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to apply to the  licensing board at its next sitting for a license for a hotel  at Pilot Bay. DAVID   CLARK.  Jane 21th, 1892.  Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply to the  licensing board at its next sitting for a license for the  Hotel Victoria. SANFORD   MILLS,  Nelson, June 20th. ANDREW   REVSBECH.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  to the licensing board atats next sitting for a license for a  hotel at the forks of Carpenter, Seaton, and North Fork  creeks E. C. CARPENTER.  NOTICE.  By the terms of the sale, all accounts due The Miner  for advertising and job work, prior to May 1st, are payable to Houston & Ink. All amounts due for subscription  are payable to Bogle & Whalley.  HOUSTON & INK.  Nelson, April 25th, 1892.       BOGLE & WHALLEY.  -AT-  Carpenter Creek, Slocan Lake, B.C.  J0WETT.."& HAIG,  Auctioneers.  We are authorized by the chief commissioner of lands  and works, on behalf of the province of British Columbia'  to offer for sale by public auction the government town  site of New Denver, at the mouth of Carpenter creek, Slocan lake, West Kootenay district, B.C., on Wednesday,  July 20th, 1892, at 11 o'clock a. m.   Terms, one-third cash,  one-third in 6 months, and one-third in 12 months, with  interest at 6% per annum on deferred payments.   Crown  grants $5 each.   Lots 50 feet by .130 feet.   Plans may be  seen and particulars obtained at our office.  JOWETT  &   HAIG,  JOSEPHINE    STREET,    NELSON,     AUCTIONEERS.  Consulting Engineer and Machinery  Agent, Balfour.  Engines, boilers, and machinery of all descriptions.   Rock  drills, air compressors, etc.   Agent for the B. C. Iron  Works, Vancouver.   Estimates given.  Offices and stores on Josephine street.  BOGLE & WHALLEY, The Miner office.  -j- Z-j '��������������������������� THE  MINEEr NELSON,   B.  0.,  SAT1JEDAY,  JULY 16, 1892.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  FIRST-CLASS   IN   EYEEY   BESFECT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE TABLE IS  NOT SURPASSED  ' ������������������    '���������������������������������������������.���������      ���������.'��������� " ���������    g   .���������'���������'. '...���������"'..  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  ���������THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  Aim THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  J AS. DAWSON  B. CRADDOOK  PROPRIETORS  XCHANGE  ESTAURANT  IB^IKIIEIR-    STIRIKIIET  Private Boxes for Ladies  W. C. PHILLIPS, Proprietor.  THE  Exri?,03PE^.3sr ^n.^.nsr.  M. J. BROWN  PROPRIETOR.  The above house has been newly furnished throughout and  is now open to travelers.   The table is one of the  best in the the town.   The bar keeps the  finest brands of liquors and cigars.  HOTEL  NELSON.  Hot  and  cold water;  electric bells; billiard and club  rooms; baths.   All appointments first-class.  E. E. PHAIR, proprietor.  i fnl Kfc  B    B    a a  fit Basm I  Ho !   For the Slocan Mines !  This House, situated at the forks of Carpenter, North  Fork and Seaton creeks, in the immediate vicinity of the  Slocan Mines, is now open for business.  RATES:   Beds 50 cents, Meals 75 cents.  E.   C.   CAISPENTEK, - Proprietor.  JOHANNESBURG,    SOUTH.. AFRICA.'  This important ruining .centre of the South  African Gold Field is thus described by a contributor to an 'Australian mining journal, 'writing from the spot: " Johannesburg has at  present a population of about 22,000 white persons within a 3-mile radius. The stores, hotels,  government institutions, private dwellings,  hospitals, etc., are really fine buildings, but the  streets are in a digraceful condition, as also the  sanitation of the town. The residents are not  to blame for the present unhealthy condition of  the town, as every effort has been made by the  sanitary board, representing the public, to have  the streets and sanitary service placed in proper  order. We have been asking for a free municipal council controlled by the public representatives, but the president imagines that it is too  large a concession, and insists upon  having a  government commissioner on thepreseht board.  Men of British nationality  are  righteously indignant at the arrogance and unreasonableness  of the government officials, and their motto is  " we shall try every possible means of obtaining  our rights by appealing to government, and if  we then fail, well, we must fight for our rights."  The miners in the Transvaal {ire at present boiling   with  indignation  about the condition   of  town,   and the concession  granted to a person  here   for the sole   manufacture of dynamite,  which said explosive is killing more  men   per  annum  than  the total fatal accidents in Australian mines for the same  period.    Liquor licenses are being granted by the dozen simply to  get the year's licence, ������75 paid, although protested against by  many deputations;  but the  government want money and they will have it,  and this is how they are working to collect it.  Australian  readers   must   not   for   a   moment  imagine that the Boers or South African pioneer  settlers are in  any  way different to the Australian pioneer, exceptin language.    They have  had to rough it, and in conquering and taking  land from the natives they have been very successful after many desperate fights.    The Transvaal belonged to the Boers by right of conquest.  They disliked British rule and formed a repub-   [  lie, and, after one or two reverses, their state is  again under republican government.    The British miners have been so pre-occupied  in their  work that beyond paying ground licenses and  poll taxes they have taken very little interest in  the politics of the country ; the consequence is  that the  Hollanders are fattening on   British  money,  and inciting the otherwise thoroughly  good Boer  government   to   do   anything   and  everything short of exterminating the British,  simply  to  retain their offices.    The   day   will  come when possibly the Boers will realize that  the British are  their best  friends,   when   the  English  language  will have equal rights with  Taal or colloquial Dutch, and the ship will go on  merrily.  '��������� Within the next few years progress in South  Africa will be marvellously rapid, owing to the  construction and completion of numerous railway  lines.    Johannesburg promises  to  be  the  junction of three systems, viz: that from Cape  Town,   Delagoa   Bay,   and  Natal,   so that for  many years to come this field  will prove  the  great center of attraction to  visitors from all  parts  of the  world.    At  the present time  we  have   a   city   and    suburban   steam   tram-line  which runs from east to west along the line of  reef, and  is  certainly convenient to scores  of  people,   whilst also affording quick and  cheap  transport for coal from  the eastern extremity  to the many mines  situated  along the line of  reef, but there is an absence of that genuine ring  of railway work such as obtains on all British  lines, owing to the unfitness, laziness, and carelessness of  the Hollander railway officials wrho  are   impertinent    beyond    measure    to    those  among our unfortunate British population who  have grown to imagine that the Boers and Hollanders are the absolute dictators of the country.  The tariff .is a specimen of official incapacity;  for instance, one pays 3s. 6d. fare from Boks-  burg, 16 miles from  town, while residents  at  Knights, 12 miles faom town, have to pay the  same;   and  residents at  Germanton,   10  miles  from town, pay Is. 6d.    In answer to repeated  verbal and  written   suggestions  to  revise  the  tariff, one is bluntly told that the chief will attend to the matter when he finds time."  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.       THOMAS   MADDEN  NELSON,  B. C. Proprietor.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage cowards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T3E3IE1      T -A. 33 !_, IE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of a  caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine, opposite wharf,  NELSON, B. C.  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THEROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  NEW BED-ROOMS.  BAR JUST ADDED.  THE   IB-A-IR,  is stocked with all brands of liquors and cigars.  East BSafcei* Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  a'ad is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  JIALONE   *������5   TflfcE������ILL&JS     PROPRIETORS  TflSAIL,   B.. ���������.  TOPPING & H ANN A Proprietors  Cootl Tabic;   Good  Beds;  Hyas- Close Liquors.  m 8  THE  MDTEE:KELSON,  B."\0���������  SATUEDAY, JULY  16,   1892.  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is fall and complete in every Department, and the imblic will find it to their advantage to call and insnect Goods  and compare Prices.  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON, B. C.  LOCAL   A2M>   PERSONAL.  The engine and boiler for .Tim Buchanan's  steamer has at last been  shipped from the east.  G. O. Buchanan cut two sticks for the bridge  over the Kaslo creek which measured 86 ft. x 12  in. xl6 in.  A case of typhoid fever is reported from New  Denver. Dr. Labau has gone from Nelson to  attend the sick man.  Sixty people and $10,000 left Nelsomon Friday  to take in the sale of lots at New Denver. It is  expected that prices will be way up.  Messrs. Kirk & Ritchie are surveying a town-  site on Toad mountain, adjoining the Dandy,  which will be on the market before long.  Messrs. Hammond and Attwood came out from  a somewhat hurried visit through Slocan on  Wednesday. They visited Toad mountain on  Thursday.  Mr. Macdonald arrived in Nelson on Tuesday  and left again on Wednesday. He was joined  at Robson by mr. Hall and together they left  for England.  Jim Wardner has returned from the Freddy  Lee. He says he has.the greatest mine on earth  there, every blow of the pick showing an increase in the body of ore.  Billy Lynch, looking more rubicund than ever  gassed through Nelson this week on the way to  Z'aslo. He was taking tii essrs. Bu rke, Jefferson  and Garison three well-known Cceur d' Alene  mining men to see the Washington.  Mr. W. Elson the conductor on the Columbia  '.& Kooteuay railway is leaving West Kootenay  for the main line. Mr. Elson will be presented  on Tuesday at the depot with a gold watch and  chain which his friends subscribed to give him  as some return for his courtesy and unfailing  willinguess to oblige in the discharge of his  duties. ���������������������������    .   ���������������������������   Small Pox in Victoria.  The rumours of thevprevelence of small pox  in Victoria which have reached Nelson seem  to have greatly overestimated its virulence,  as may be gathered from the following report,  made  by dr. Milne,  health officer.    "The total .  number of cases is 42. The majority are in the  quarantine station and hospital. We are getting them out to the Jubilee hospital ground as  as fast as possible. We shall remove all that  can be removed. The large number are mild  and doing well. A few cases are more severe,  but not of a fatal character. Two deathshave  occurred. We are expecting a full supply of  vaccine to-morrow. We are having all passengers examined before going on board steamers  on leaving the city. Passengers on trains are  inspected by a medical officer." Vancouver is  taking every precaution to prevent the spread  of the disease; and Nanaimo, believing that  prevention is better than cure, has passed resolutions that no one shall be allowed to enter the  city unless vaccinated and disinfected.  DISSOLUTION  OF COPARTNERSHIP.  The  unregistered  partnership heretofore  existing  between the undersigned under the firm name of Olson &  Trenery is dissolved from this date.   All debts due the  firm are to be paid to C. Olson who will pay all firm debts.  July loth, 1892. ������ T.  TRENERY,  Witness: CHARLES   OLSON.  D. McPhail.  APPLICATION   FOR CROWH   GRANT.  Notice is hereby given that S. S. Bailey and William  Alperson have filed the necessary papers and made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral claim  '" Dellie," situate in the Ainsworth mining division, West  Kootenay district. Adyerse claimants, if any, will forward their objections within 60 days of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS,  Nelson, B.C., July 13th, 1892. Gold commissioner.  IN   THE   SUPREME   COURT   OF   B.O.  In the matter of an application by the Nelson Electric  Light Company, Limited, for the expropriation of the  land required and for the right to erect a flume upon a  certain portion of lot 304, group 1, Kootenay district, the  property of Arthur Stanhope Farwell. And in the matter  of the Water Privileges Act, 1892. Public notice is hereby  given that an application will be made on behalf of the  Nelson Electric Light Company, Limited, on Wednesday,  the 20th day of July instant, at the hour of 11 o'clock in  the forenoon, before the honorable mr. justice Drake, at  his chambers in the court house, Victoria, for an order  that the said petitioners be empowered under the provisions of the Water Privileges Act, 1882,* to enter upon,  erect, and maintain during the continuance of the charter  of the said company a flume upon lot 304, group 1, Kootenay district, for the purpose of diverting and using so  much of the water of Cottonwood Smith creek as they are  empowered to take under their said charter.  Dated 6th July, 1892. BOD WELL & IRVING,  Solicitors for the petitioners.  REDE RIOT  TOAD  3VCO TTZSTT^-IlSr,  M  ADJOINING   THE   DANDY   AND   WITHIN  300  FEET   OF   THE  FAMOUS  SILVER KING MINE.  The above Townsite  will be Placed  oii  the Market  stortly.   For further particulars apply to  General Agent, Nelson.   Office, next to the Bank of B. C.  NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that I intend to make application  so the chief commissioner of lands and works for permis-  tion to purchase under the provisions of the "Eagle Pass  Wagon Road A ct, 1883"160 acres of land, more or less, situate on the north side of the West Arm of Kootenay lake,  adjoining the townsite of Balfour, West Kootenay district, and described as follows: Commencing at a post  marked A, placed at the southwest corner of the townsite  of Balfour, thence due north along the west boundary line  of said townsite of Balfour 40 chains to post marked B,  thence due west 40 chains to post marked C, thence due  south 40 chains more or less to post marked D, placed at.  the water's edge of the West Arm of Kootenay lake,  thence following the meander of the shore line of said  West Arm in an easterly direction to the place of beginning. T. LUBBE.  June 8th, 1892.  FOR  Prospectors' location notices for sale at The Miner office.  :d:e.a_ij:ej:e&s   iist  leaf  v ^i

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