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The Miner Jan 23, 1892

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 to  \  ���������  Ji        4 _     _  / ^1  f  C/       /  '/7  y  s  /  />  >- y  *���������* ^W<  K*^*  \t ^  Only  Paper  Printed  in tlie  Kootenay  lifilvc Min-  ing Districts.  For Kates  of Subscription and  Advertising:  Sec Fourth Page.  NUMBER 83.  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,  JANUARY   23,  1892.  $_ A YEAR.  14       >  if  IS   A   SHUFFIilXCi 'GOYERNMEXT.  '  r  2&X  "; After declaring emphatically that the reserve  placed on the lands around,Slocan lake would  not be lifted until spring, the provincial govern--  inept has began to shuffle, as the following telegram, in reply to one sent -by "the"people here,  indicates:  '"'-'VidTORi'A', Jaiiliary 21st.���������W. Gesnkr Allan,' Nelson:  The reservation does not apply to pre-emptions made prior  to December 31st. JOHN, ROBSON.  If the reservation does not apply to'pre-emptions,-why should it apply to applications to  purchase.?. ��������� One is as legal a .method-'to. acquire  public land as the other. If as legal, why should  the pre-emptor's rights be respected and those  of the applicant to purchase be disregarded?  Does mr. Robson imagine that the people are all  fools, and that he call square an unfair/ act by  making it appear that he is acting fair? Mr.  Robson knows well that there, has not been a  single pre-emption made on the lands on which  the reserve has been placed-.; .'fci'r if made the  records would be oh file ih the government office  at Nelson, and no such records are on file. The  truth of the matter is, the provincial government .has made another deal with--the Canadian  Pacific Railway Company, and one of the conditions of the deal is that the railway company is  to have all the. lands on Slocan lake fas a bonus  'for building its. projected branch1 south from  Revelstoke. Hence, the rights of many poor  applicants areas nothing when in conflict with  the wishes of one rich corporat ion like the Canadian Pacific.     ��������� ' .-��������� ; '-��������� ��������� " '  y '���������<-  ���������  ���������''. -/  '".Supplies Witlian "Ten.'Miles :of ''tlie.'.'Mines. ���������������������������"-'.'  A well-known min ing niran, who had his first  mining experience in the Idaho placers in 1862,  and since then has been in several excitements,  the more notable ones being the. Boise Basin in  '63, the black sand of Oregon in'69, the eastern  Oregon one of '72, that of Lead ville in '78, of the  Cceur d'Alenes in '84, and the more recent ones of  the Okanagan and Kootenay Lake countries,  states that the surface indications in West  Kootenay are the best he ever saw. He said in  a recent interview: "The finds on Slocan lake  are very rich and greatly surprised me. I made  a trip into the country to look at some claims,  but the great trouble at present is that the  region is not opened by roads, and you can get  only such provisions as you pack in on your  back." That mining man would be agreeably  surprised if he were to return and venture in to  the Slocan country even now, in mid-winter.  He would nnd good trails to within 8 or 10 miles  of the new discoveries and "grub"���������and plenty  of it���������at the.end of'.the trails. Things may not  move as fast in British Columbia mining camps  as in camps in the states and territories to the  south of it, at the same time, but few camps  have more enterprising and go-ahead people  than those resident in the camps and towns in  West Kootenay district.  A   {Point for  tnc   Attorney-General  to  l&ccidc.  On the 12th of December, 1889, the provincial  government reserved   all  crown' lands  situate  within belts which extend back 2 miles from and  lie parallel with the sinuosities of the shore lines  of the west arm of Kootenay lake and  Kootenay river, lying between the main Kootenay lake and Columbia river. This was done so  that the Columbia & Kootenay railway would  have no trouble in obtaining a right-of-way for  its road. On the 19th of last November the  reserve was cancelled, the notice of cancellation  stating that "the lands will be thrown open to  sale and settlement under the provisions of the  Land Act, 3 months from the date of this notice."  The 3 months will expire on the 19th day of  February. Now the question arises, can the  land be staked and applied foi* legally before the  19th of February���������and a number of applicants,  backed up b~j the opinion of a Victoria lawyer,  contend that ii can; or must all staking be done  after that date? The Miner, although not an  authority on any point with which the present  provincial government has to deal, contends that  the land in question is not open for application  to purchase or for pre-emption until the expiration of 3 months from the date of the notice  (February 19th, 1892), It might be well for the  attorney-general���������if he has time to do it without  interfering with his libel suits���������to decide the  point in question, and by so doing save much  litigation. r The following section of the Land  Act may aid him in coming to a wise decision :  "87. The lieutenant-governor in council shall have power  to cancel reservations of land made for temporary purposes, hut the order in council providing for,the cancellation shall not take, effect until notice thereof shall have  been published for 3 months in the British. Columbia Gazette, and in some newspaper circulating in the district in  which the lands proposed to be affected are situate.  And another poin the might look u p.;if he has  the time, that is, if the lawT has been coin plied  with regarding the publication of the required  notice. While, the--notice has and is appearing  in the British Columbia Gazette, it has not continuously appeared in any paper circulating.'in  the district.  NEWS'JJY   TELEGRAFBff.     '  - Duke of Clarence and Avondale laid at rest  Wednesday. . . j Cardinal Manning buried  On.Thursday at Kensall Green cemetery, London.    .    .    .    Chicago   chosen   for   the   Demo-  cratic  national convention   and June  21st the  date.   :. .,..    .The   Chilean    outlook    growing  more peaceful.    ,   ...    .    The Garza uprising in  northern., Mexico about oyercqtrie;^.Garza; weakening.  ';'.'    .    .    All the producing mines in the  Cceur d'Alenes shut down on the 15th, pending  a   satisfactory   settlement  of   the   freight-rate  controversy, the railroads refusing the reduction of $2 a ton on Ore.    .    .    .    The Morning  mine sale to Milwaukee capitalists for $400,000  an assured fact, and  creditors of  the  defunct  Spokane   National  Bank   feel  hopeful.    .    .    .  City of Spokane has closed contract with Chicago  firm for entire issue of $1,200,000 city bonds.,   .  .    .    The great Last Chance and Tiger mining  suit, involving a million dollars, waxing hot at  Boise City, Idaho, with honors about even.    .... .  .    Fine weather at Spokane and little snow.  ���������New ISuildings.     .  The contractors are putting in the foundation  posts for* the Barnard building, at the corner of  Baker and Stanley streets, and as soon as the  plans are completed work will be commenced on  the Houston & Ink block, at the corner of Baker and Josephine streets. The Bank of British  Columbia will occupy part of the Barnard building, and local firms the 3 stores in the Houston  & Ink building.  The Face of a Hftrift in Solid Ore.  Superintendent Robertson reports the south  crosscut from the Grizzly tunnel in 20 feet, with  indications that the ledge is not far distant. He  also reports that the face of the south drift  from the Dandy crosscut tunnel is in solid ore  and that property never looking better. The  average progress was made during the week in  the Silver King tunnel, and it is now in a total  of 760 feet.      ^   The Silver 4|ucen  Stocked.  J. E., Boss has returned to Spokane from Montreal, where he succeeded in placing the Silver  Queen, the south extension of the Kootenay  Bonanza, on Toad mountain. The new company is known as the "Silver Queen Mining  Company," and its stockholders are among the  solid men of Canada's greatest commercial city.  The Latest.  Victoria,   January   22nd.���������[Special  Miner].���������Plans   of   wharf   at   Nelson  changed,  t igated.  The   Slocan   matter   will  to   The  will   be  be  inves-  ������LO���������Ai\   CLAIMS   CBIANGE   OWNERS.  . During  the week a   number of  transfers  of  claims situate in Slocan district have been placed  on   record at Nelson, all the purchaser's  being  Americans.    Price McDonald realized $2500 by  selling the Eagle and the Seattle, getting $1500  for the former -and $1000 for tl      'after.    H. G.  Bond of Seattle took all of the Seattle and two-  thirds-of the Eagle, the other third of the Eagle  going to G. B. Wright of Tacoma.    Mr. iTC^Vo:'  also purchased the Lucetta from E. E. Fletcher,  paying $1500 therefor*.    Thorn as Tren ery cleaned  up $1000 for his interests in the Wellington, Jay  Gould, Eureka, and Perhaps, being an eighth in  the 3 .first-named and a halt in the last-named.  The man who paid the money was L. C. Dillman,  the   well-known   Spokane - real   estate   dealer.  This goes to show that men with money believe  the   reports of the   wondrous  richness   of  the  discoveries made ih Slocan, for  neither o_- the  .purchasers have1 seen more of their* properties  than a picked specimen or two of ore.  \  t  Got Lost on a Trail.  , Thatl Creek, January ,19.���������[Special to. The Miner].���������  Byers, Woods, Chase, and Smith left -'trail for Nelson yesterday morning via the last cutolf. Everything worked  Avell till they came to the Le Roi cabins, where they asked  tlie lady residing there, if the mail had passed. She answered that she had been there 4 months, and the mail had  not passed yet. . So not being able to buy the Le Roi mine,  they took the back track, and arc today (Tuesday) beating  the snow on the way to Nelson or hunting another cutoff. -  Alec   Currie,   the mail   carrier,   reports   the  above .party as ������������������������������������ being turned  over  to  hiha at  .Trail; that he saw them duly mounted oiiMgh-  day^r horn ing and started; in theright direction,  with inr. Byers. in the lead. Mr. Byers being an  old-ti mer,in West .Kootenay-, was supposed to  know every trail in the district. But he didn't,  and lost the trail within a hundred yardsafter  leaving  the hotel  at Trail.     Instead of -going:  north, he went due west; and. when he landed  the party at Nelson late Wednesday night he  resigned his commission. He even was afraid  to venture to Pilot Bay yesterday without a  guide, and prevailed on George Bigelow, the  well-known explorer and scout, to go along and  show him the way.    '  Minnesota Capitalists  BSccoauing Interested.  One of the latest companies organized to work  mines in the Kootenay Lake country is the Du-  luth & St. Paul Mining Company. The capital  stock is divided into ^000 shares of $100 each.  The incorporators are George C. Howe and John  H. Upman of Dulnth, N.'C. Thrall, E. C. Longv  and P. W. Wilsey of St. Paul, John Graham of  Minneapolis, and James McNaught of New  York. The claims owned by the company are  located near Coffee creek in the Ainsworth  division, the Fourth being the best known.  A Volcanic Eruption. Reported.  Charles Dundee, who is employed at the Le  Roi mine at Trail Creek, arrived at the town of  Trail on Thursday, and reports that a volcanic  eruption occurred near the head of Sheep creek.  As a result of it, the snow for* several miles has  disappeared. James Johnston, Joseph Morris,  and H. Price have left Trail for the scene of the  eruption, with the intention of investigating it.  The report is confirmed by George Smith, who  arrived at Trail several hours later* than mr.  Dundee.    The  Galena Mercantile Company.  The Galena Mercantile Company is the name,  and   R.   P.   Rithet,   W.   P.   Say ward,   Joshua  Davies, W. A. Hendryx, and Hamilton Byers  tlie incorporators, of a company that will at  once begin the erection of a store at Pilot Bay.  The store will be 30xS0 feet and 2 stories. It is  the intention of the company to carry a stock  of general merchandise, and as at least 200 men  will be employed at the place, business will be  good from the turn loose.  pi  S3f_ ii������a55^_������aggl&^  1.1    Wi'!  Pi  I  II  >3_?i    J  ��������� ���������?  .  .���������".���������s.-jH  THE  MINEH:    NELSON,   B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  JANUARY  23,   1892.  I>IVER'S   .ADVENTURE.  .-���������.. Sea monsters and their doings are Occasionally  given inention in newspaper paragraphs, and  most of such.accounts are vouched for by this or  that scientific man. When Victor Hugo wrote  in -"The Toilers of the Sea" about the frightful  monster which clasped its clammy arms around  the diver everyone thought, that the thing was a  mere fabrication. But it was not. The monster  described was almost identical with the octopus,  or giant squid.  So, too, men relate how, living in the deep and  &: silent caves of the sea, is a huge lobster, resembling the smaller fish  in structure,  but  being  very voracious. It is said that he seldom comes  near the shore, if ever, but that enormous lobster shells are sometimes thrown up on land  after a violent storm. Northern fishermen have  heard of the monster, and I have seen them  shiver in the cuddies of their fishing smacks as  some one described tlie size and appearance of  the fish. How far the general impression is correct I do not know, but let me relate a story told  to me by a diver:      *fe  "When the Anglo-Saxon, a ship laden with  costly merchandise, ran into Chance cove, on  the Newfoundland coast, and sunk by striking a  hidden reef, the government at once took steps  to have all that the unlucky ship contained removed. There were over a hundred persons on  board, but not so much as one, if. my memory  serves me, escaped. When the ship was lifted  by a heavy swell upon the sharp ledge she hung  there, as sailors say, but with the rise of the tide  she was lifted off the ledge and went down,  head ''first, into the deep water lying inside.  There was a passage from the outside leading to  this deep water, so that fishes or sea beasts  might go in or out in quest of prey. There was  no beach or strand, but upright, naked cliffs in  the form of a semi-circle rose around to a height  of about 300 feet. Giving back a little on the  top was a light-house.  "As soon as possible divers were brought to  the spot, but it was difficult to find it smooth  enough to go down. The first day we got below  we could do little but lay out our plan of operations. The ship was on her side, the stumps of  the masts turned toward land. I had never gone  dowm before in water so far north, and the place  w7as so wild that I was timid. Lines were attached to our bodies and the ends fastened in  the skiff above, so that if any diver pulled his  line he was at once drawn to the surface. We  walked about the bottom and around the ship  with our feet weighted to kee;p us from rising.  "The water was a pale green, and I could  notice objects quite plainly for many yards distant. There was a huge break in the bottom of  the ship, her stem was stove in, so was her stern.  Already the fishes had discovered that there was  feasting inside, for as I was about to enter by  the hole in the bow a number of Spanish mackerel, cod, sculpins, and dogfish began to flounder  about inside. I stepped back, for I did not know  but there might be a shark there.  "There were, as you know, over 100 bodies in  the ship, so I was anxious that they should be  saved from the desecration of those fishes.  Worst of all to get among the bodies of the  drowned are Spanish mackerel and cod. I had  charge, so we all went to the top and made arrangements for getting the dead. I shall not  give you the details, but after extremely hard  wTork 2 days saw our ghastly task completed.  "Then came the raising of the costly merchandise.    One afternoon, while my 2 men remained  above repairing their diving apparatus, I went  down alone.    We were now removing the bales  from   the  after compartment  of the ship, and  had  only  one  way to enter or leave this compartment,   namely  by  the  break  in the stern.  The method of raising the goods was to low^er  down heavy   hooks,   which  could  be fastened  into bales after they were pushed outside.   Some  of these  bales  or  cases would float, and some  would rest lightly on the bottom.   I had selected  a large case, which I was about to move, when,  happening to turn my eyes, I saw outside a huge  creature moving toward the vessel.   I had never/  seen anything like it before.    Its body was 4 to  5 feet high and about twice that length, and it  had on  each  side  an   enormous   arm.     There  seemed to be  an unlimited number of legs attached to the hideous creature.    Its color was a  dun brown mottled over with dark spots.    Two  TEE JOHN DOTY ENOTE CO  - oif1 _c,os,onsro?o:, 03sr_c.A.^iiO-  MANUPACTUEEES OP ALL DESOEIPTIONS OP MAEINE AND STATI0NAEY  British Columbia  Branch:   520 Cordova Street,  Vancouver.  0. P. ST. JOHN, Manager.  Keep in stock a full supply of engineer and mill supplies, such as pipe and fittings, brass goods, sheet and other  packing, rubber valves, rubber and leather belting, Dodge wood split-pulleys, oils and lubricants, etc.  ���������> Estimates for boilers and.engines made on application.   Mail orders receive prompt attention.  HOISTING  ENGINES AND  SINKING PUMPS FOR  MINES.  round, black,, shining eyes were in its forehead,  and 2 supple horns, each resembling an enormous whip, likewise came out of its head. All  this I noticed with one glance. A numrb terror  seized me, and J moved for the outlet from the  ship.  "But as if knowing what I intended, this  brute, looking straight at me with its frightful  eyes, walked, or rather crawled, directly toward  me. I hurried in. the hope of being able to seize  the hanging hook, now my only means of signaling the skiff; but it hurried, too, and I had  hardly put my foot upon a gray rock outside  when the 2 writhing,horns of the detestable  creature were twining about me and again untwining. Then he would touch me with these  and sweep them up and down, as if feeling  wrhat description of prey I was. The round,  frightful eyes seemed to burn through and  through me. In my hand I held a crowbar  which I used to loosen the cargo; in my belt I  carried a heavy sheath-knife. These were my  only weapons.  "Suddenly and without any warning the  monster threw out one of its arms and seized  me below the shoulder. I felt as if my bones  were being crushed, and that my arm would  soon be severed from my boby. No sooner had  he done this than he turned and began to drag  me into a deeper corner of the nook. The more  I resisted the more terrible was the pain, so I.  had to go, turning over in my mind what I  should do. I still had the crowbar in my right  hand, but it was of no use to me, so I let it drop.  "But the horror of that time! Well I knew  why the awful thing was dragging me to this  quiet place.    He was going to devour me.  "His arm terminated in a claw which opened  and shut. This horrible mouth-like thing had  two rows of shining white teeth. Several of  these were piercing my arm to the bone. Some  distance above this mouth-like hand I observed  a joint, and then I drew my knife. But, alas!  the heavy shell so overlapped the fleshy tissue  that I could not injure my captor. Still he  dragged me on, on, till at last the deepest part  of the sea nook was reached. There he stopped  and turned those terrifying eyes again upon me.  The whip-like arms again began to move and  curl about my body, and a hideous motion  seemed to run through the body of the terrible  fish.    What this meant I knew.  "His head was only about a foot distant from  my body, and drawing my knife again I plunged  it into the eye nearest me, turning the blade  sound and round. I saw that I had destroyed  the eye, for an inky fluid issued out of the  socket, darkening the water about his head.  This checked the aggressive movements of the  thing, but did not seem to hurt it. I waited,  waited for many seconds, I think, and then its  head turned, so, I supposed, that he might be  able to see his prey. This was what I wanted,  and with a sure swift thrust I sent my knife  into his other eye, down to the heft. This time  it must have touched the brain, for the beast  reeled, and the grip on my arm slightly relaxed.  But though totally blind, my captor had no idea  of releasing me.  "The agony of my arm soon grew unbearable,  and the waters around me seemed to be filling  with a greenish smoke.    A strange sound began  to buzz in my ears, and nay pain seemed to disappear.    I thought, too, that I saw other figures^  moving about the ship; then the light went out"  of my eyes and I remembered nothing more.  "When I recovered my senses I was in the  skiff, and learned how the divers, alarmed at my  long silence below, had come down. They saw  my plight, and after a time succeeded in severing the arm from the body of the fish, which  they both declared was the awful deep sea lobster."  Ho! For the Slocan Mines!  The undersigned is prepared to pack supplies for mine  owners, miners, and prospectors  FROM  TO THE SLOGAN MINES,  ���������<_'  and to the mines on the headwaters and tributaries of  Kaslo and Schroder creeks. Saddle horses will at all times  be in readiness for travelers bound for the eldorados tributary to Kaslo City. All orders left at Green Brothers'  stores at Kaslo City and Ainsworth will receive prompt  attention. HUGH McLEOD.  Kaslo City, B. C, December 10th, 1891.  On Slocan Lake at mouth of Carpenter  Creek.  OTTER & McKIMON  DEALERS 'IN  ENERAL   MERCHANDISE  AND   MINES'   SUPPLIES.  There is no need of prospectors or others bound for the  Slocan district bringing in supplies. Our stock is complete and will be sold at reasonable prices. Eldorado City  is not a boom townsite, but is situate within 5 to 9 miles of  all the mines so far discovered in Slocan district, and is  easily accessible from Nelson either summer or winter,  being distant but 60 miles.  The EASIEST and QUICKEST ROUTE in to  the SLOCAN MINES is by way of KASLO  CITY. Pack and saddle horses for the conveyance of parties and supplies will be always on  hand, as soon as it is possible to reach that district in the spring.  >  f'  Plasterers and Bricklayers  Will Contract for all Kinds of Work.  Materials furnished and estimates given on application  Agents for the sale of LIME..,  Address all communications to Nelson, B. C.  tei(-<  ���������~������  rTT7itTT="iJ.*.  |M m*   blrtki ������  :f^^^^&~^^^ ���������taa*T-JSiTTggSKCTng  *'." THE  MINEE:    NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATUEDAY, JANUAEY 23,  1892.  KO  I  li    "  .^v  Nelson Sawmill Co. Ltd.  Yard:   At curt of Flume.  Mill:   Two Miles Sowth of Nelson.  Manufacture  Tlie: ..mill.-lias, a capacity of 20,000 feet a day.  Orders will receive prompt attention.  W.N. EOLFE, Secretary.  umces\ End of Flume.  Telephoned. r  ������������������ v '���������'.������������������.        ' .... ''&',.;���������.'.������������������'���������  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber- good, bad, <and indifierent ~ on  Hand or made to x)rder. Telephone  connection with Nelson, Ealfour,  and Ainsworth.  G-. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth.  The Davies-Sayward  Sawmill Company  MANUFACTURERS OP  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PRICE LIST  (DELIVERED AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,  OR  BALFOUR).  PRESSED.  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M  $32 00  No. 2     "        6 inch,     "  27 00  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,       "      :  32 00  No. 2        "       6 inch,       "        27 00  Rustic,           '                     "        27 00  Select clear, DD,             "  40 00  No. 1 common, D,            "    .. 25 00  DD,          "       27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot  10  No. 1 common, per M..... .     $20 00  No. 2        " " 15 00  Culls, "     12 00  Shingles, "���������      4 50  MOILBINCJS?  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot 2i@10c  Mills at Pilot Bay, Kootenay Eake.  S, 0. Spalding,   .   .   .    Manager  IE. F. FERRY, Agent at kelson.  ISKEMRTiBR ������& ��������� WATSON, Agents at Ainswoi-tli.  MINERS*   WA������ES   AND   SILVER.  The Miner has along contended that the silver question was one that affected Canada as  much, in proportion to population, as it does the  United States.    The mines in British Columbia  will be worked for the silver in the ore, and the  price of silver will, in a great measure, regulate  the price of labor and other commodities.    The  following suggestive paragraphs are taken from  the annual report of the strperintendent of the  Mount Diablo Mill & Mining Company of Columbus district, Nevada.    Prior to 1885, miners',  wages in Candelaria had been $4=per day, the,  price of silver having been for the years before  that;between $1.14_ in 1880 and $1.14 in 1881.   In  1885, silver began to go down, and in July of  that year the price was $1.07.   At this time the  companies operating in the camp decided that  they could pay miners but $3 per day, and the  mines closed down.    In September of the same  year the miners accepted these terms, and the  companies   resumed  operations.     This rate of  wages was paid till August, 1890, when the price  of silver, which had averaged 99 cents in 1886,  98 cents in 1887, 94 cents in 1888 (dropping to 94������  cents in May of that year), and 93 cents in 1889,  ad vanced to $1.21 per ounce, and" the miners demanded that their wages be raised to $3.50 per  day, and as the companies could well afford the  increase with silver at that price the request was  granted. Since that date silver has been almost  imiformly declining, and it has been nearly impossible for the companies to make any profit  under the existing conditions, and under these  circumstances it was thought best to offer the  following scale of wages to the men, which was  done on November 24th, 1891:  "In viewT of the continued low price of silver  the directors of the Mount Diablo Mill & Mining;  Company and the' trustees of the Holmes Mining Company have decided to offer the following  scale pf wages to the miners in their employ, to  take effect on the first day of December, 1891:  "The amount of a day's pay shall be fixed on  the first day of each month, and shall be based  on the average price of silver for the preceeding  month.  "When such average shall be $1.07 per ounce  or more the day's pay shall be $3.50.  "When such average shall be less than $1.07  per ounce the day's pay shall be $3.  .'��������� "Should silver go tb par ($1.2929 per ounce)  the day's pay shall be $4."  The scale was rejected by the miners at a  meeting held on November 27th, at which they  passed "the following resolution:  "It was moved and seconded that we, the  miners of Columbia mining district, shall not  work for any mining company for less compensation than three dollars and 50-100 ($3.50) per  day."  Under the instructions of the directors the  superintendent closed the mine down on the  night of November 30th, and placed the mine in  charge of watchmen. The Holmes mine is also  closed down and there are now no miners, working in that camp.  A Revival of tlie Raccarat Scandal.  It was announced recently that a mysterious  type-written pamphlet, of. which only 57 copies  had been issued, was being circulated in high  circles in England. It was added that the pamphlet referred to is an article on the Prince of  Wales, lady Brooke, and others; and that the  duchess of Manchester, at a luncheon party, had  read it aloud to her guests.    The result of the  appearance of this pamphlet, was a series of conferences between the prince of Wales, lord Salisbury,   and   lord   Charles   Beresford,   "fighting  Charlie" of Condor fame.    Copies of the pamphlet are said  to   have  been   forwarded   to . the  princess   of   Wales,   to  lord  Salisbury,   to  the  prince of Wales and to other members of the  royal family.    It is added that the princess of  Whales is indignant at the whole affair and has  caused lady Beresford to be informed that she  will no longer be received at Marlborough house.  Lord Charles Beresford is alleged to have been  very angry when these facts were communicated  to him.    He is supposed to have had the news  telegraphed to him at Salonica, and  to have  hurried jbo London.    Upon his arrival, according  to the. story, he had a stormy interview" with lord  Salisbury, and threatened  that unless his wife  was'restored to^avor at Marlborough house, he  would reveal -'@il  he knew about the baccarat  and other affairs, and create a scandal of an extent unknown since the time of George IV.   At  first lord Salisbury appears to have refused to  have anything to do with the matter, but finally,  he consented to act as mediator  between   the  Beresfords and  the "prince of  Wales.   All the  pamphlets are said to have been called in with  the exception of one whiah canie into the possession of in iss Yzenaga.'gister of the duchess of  Manchester (formerly miss Yzenaga, Delia Valle,  of New York)-    This '���������.���������type-'written copy is said  to have been retained and to have been sent to  the  United States.    The parties interested are  understood to be moving "heaven and earth" to  suppress  the matter,   while  the-friends  of sir  William Gordon-Gumming are, it is also stated,  not at  all displeased with the revelations the  pamphlet is supposed to have made.  W. J.  WILSON.  W. PERDUE.  PROPRIETORS OF  ..AT...  NELSON AND AlrTSWOETH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.       . ,  CORRAL AND STABLING  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  During the winter  EXPEESS   PAECELS AND   LIGHT   FEEIG-HT  will be promptly forwarded to and from  Colville, Trail, Nelson, Balfour, Pilot Bay, and Ainsworth.  NELSON OEFICE AND MARKET,  NO. I! EAST BAKER STREET  Telephone 32.  PROPRIETOR OF THE  zpxoirsriEiEiR,  CORRAL and STABLE  Corner RlufF and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.   Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   C0FTEA0T  TO  CAEEY PASSE2TG-EES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and:  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN NELSON.  Stove and Cordwood for Sale.  ze a������r-   i������L>w������_!_iiH_5_TV  iv^,������^j___������_-._X������_i^..  "It!-  !^^^^^^^j^^^^^^^^^^^iigi_������g_^^i_^_sigigjg__g^g������__g  '"������������������~."tBig?jS^>g?s^������aiaa3iiSmic���������  assgHiffiS  r  f.  1  !?���������'!.  I-  ������  THE  MINEE:    _TELSOE,B.   0.,  SATUEDAY,  JANUAEY  23,   1892.  ���������.  it*  I Iff  i'   I  v-    * j  3SH.  V  tfc,  pi  f  I;  m  ������  I  fit  vTvf?  ������fr>  WW  I  if!  I  %  m  m  I!  l!  I!  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, And will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $_.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient , Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents aline for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an; inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient arid  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines. >  Birth Notices; freev������f weight of child is given; if  weight is ihot giye_C^$_S^vill be charged. Marriage  announcements will be-charged from ������1 to $10���������according to the social staiiding of the bridegroom.  Job Printing in good style at fair rates. Cards,  envelopes, and letter, note, and account papers kept  in stock.   ' '.���������,:������������������"'  Letters to the Editor will only appear over the  writer's name. Communications with such signatures  as "Old Subscriber," "Veritas," "Citizen," etc., etc.,  will not be printed on any consideration.  Address all Letters :  The Miner, Nelson, B. C.':  EDITORIAL'   IfcEMAKKS.  To advance not only their own interests, hut  to better aid in advancing the interests of the  Kootenay Lake country, the business men of  Nelson should at once take steps to organize a  board of trade. Transportation and other questions will arise in the''spring-���������questions which  are sure to cause more or less friction between  the parties interested���������and if'.our* business men  are in a position to show that they are united  on all questions affecting them, they are all the  more likely to gain what they contend for. On  the other hand, if they act singly, as in the past,  they will be imposed on, just as they were last  fall by the company that operates steamboats  on the Columbia river.  At the coming session of the legislative assembly efforts will be made to secure liberal bonuses  from the province to aicl in the building of rail  and tramways.    Why is it that the men who  undertake the construction of railways never do  so without first  seeking  aid from the government?   Men will undertake other enterprises,  often involving the expenditure of hundreds of  thousands  of dollars, and never  once call  for  government aid.    When these railway builders  cannot get both lands and money they will take  either, preferring the former���������for land is a good  basis on which to borrow money.    If the legislative assembly is wise they will promptly estop  these schemers by passing a general railway act,  one which will allow^ailways to be built as readily as other works are now constructed.    While  the lands in British Columbia are comparatively  valueless for the purposes which give value to  lands in the other provinces, they are undoubtedly rich in mineral;  and it is doubtful if it is  good policy to grant away the surface rights to  millions of acres of such land, for if so granted  the surface rights will have great value once the  discoverer of mineral wants a few acres for carrying  on  mining  operations.     The Miner   is  well aware that the people of the Lake country  are more than willing that land shall be granted  to aid in building a railway to connect this sec-  tion   of the province  with  the systems to the  south of the boundary line; but the people of  other sections of the province are also entitled  to  adequate  railway  facilities,   and  if  land  is  granted to aid in  the development of one section, why should it be refused to another section?   But   if   granted  to  all applicants,   how  much would be left for the "actual settler," for  whom the present government is so solicitous?  The death of the eldest son of the prince of  Wales is to be regretted. Had he lived to ascend  the throne, the spectacle of a weakling occupying that high position would have permanently  cured the English people of the divine-right-of-  king craze, which could only result in the estab  lishment of a government more in keeping with  the spirit of the age. \  Attorney-general Davie has sued the Victoria  Colonist for libel. This is rather unkind on the  part of the attorney.general, for the Colonist  has long upheld many of his official acts that  were indefensible. ' s  '  ���������',-'' O ���������.<'..  The ablest of the Li beral part y leaders are  now making labored efforts to prove that the  lieutenant-governor of Quebec acted unconstitutionally in dismissing the Mercier government  from office. The vilest criminal ever arraigned  always found able counsel to offer a defence if  the "wherewith" was in sight. The "wherewith" in the Mercier case is the return of the  Liberal party to power.  The Miner has repeatedly warned working  men against quitting jobs, for which they receive fair pay, to seek others in the Kootenay  Lake country. It repeats the warning. While  the Lake country presents a good field for prospector and speculator, it is���������and will be until  the mines are opened up���������a poor country for  working men should they come in any great  numbers. While at present there are few idle  men in the different camps, and those who are  employed get fair wages, an influx would surely  tend toward the lowering "of wages without  creating more work. '  By the death of Cardinal Manning, the Church  of Rome has lost its ablest prelate ih England  and the common people a man always willing  to aid them in their efforts to better their condition, material as well as spiritual.  DEALERS IN  Groceries, Provisions, and  G-eneral Merchandise.  A STOCK OF  English Clothing, Men's  Tnrnishings, Dry G-oods,  BOOTS,   ETC.  imported direct from the, manufacturers, always on hand.  Posioflicc anil Telephone in Store.  B  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission.   Conveyancing documents drawn up.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 13 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0,  BSeprescntntives   nt   Vancouver,    New   Westminster,  and   Victoria.  (notary public)  Eeal Estate, Mining Broker,  AND  Insurance Agent,  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON,  B. C.  Representing���������  CITIZENS (Fire.)  - QUEBEC  CITY OF LONDON   "  EQUITABLE (Life.)  REAL ESTATE and MINING INTERESTS in the  district handled to the  best advantage.  Correspondence solicited.  .:,_ji Teetzel & Go.  DEALERS IN  cia:E33yi:io^_3_Js.  PATENT MEDICINES,  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  WHOLESALE  . DEALERS    IN.- .CIGARS./,, .-.RAYMOND  :    SEWIM   MACHINES   IN   STOCK.  Cor. East Baker and Ward Streets.  Telephone 32.  FostoMce Store, "Nelson,  IS. C.  AND GENTS' PIJENISHING GOODS.  ALSO,.FULL LINES OF  Toilet Articles and Stationery. ; \..j  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY.  The Kootenay Smelting and Trading  Syndicate, Limited, of Eevelstoke, B. 0.  are prepared to sample and purchase  all kinds of  Prices and all information furnished on application.  J. CAMPBELL, manager.  NELSON, B. G.  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Fancy "Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  PEICES TO SUIT THE TIIMIIES  K J, M0WAT & CO.  Contractor^ and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop : corner Josephine and. Bluff, sts.  / ^ Ws\  :**������.  THE  M 23,   1892.  ; >'.*  a   ���������-'  EDWARD APPLEWHAITE.  W. GESNER ALLAN,  Coroner, Deputy Sheriff, and Notary Public.  A 1 A  Postoffice Box 69.  S. E. OOKffEE ���������BAEEE AND JOSEPHINE STEEETS, NELSON, B. 0.  Telephone 2_.  Loans negotiated on Nelson property. Golleetiqns made. Conveyancing documents drawn up.  /     Town lots,  lands,  and mining' cairns handled on commission.  R--  "THE   KOOTENAY   COUNTRY."  a  n  ii  ii  ii  il  it  ii  ii  ii  "The accounts that are continually reaching  us-from the Kootenay district lead to the conclusion that it is one of the richestmining  regions, not of this continent only, but of the  world. Discovery '���������after- discovery has been  made, which proves that the country abounds  in the most valuable metals and minerals, and  "much of its area is still unexplored. Enough,  "however, is known of its great resources to  " attract   enterprising    investors    and    hardy  "and courageous miners. The prospect is  " that very large additions will be made to  " the population of the district in the ensuing  " year." If the country on further examination  " proves as rich as it promises to be, cities will  " soon spring up in it, and it will become in a  " very short time the most populous as well as  " the richest/part of the province.  "The country is, however, still rough and un-  " developed in every way;    Before the miners  " can avail themselves of the riches to be found  " in almost every part of it, it must  be made  "easier of access.    Roads and trails  must be  " opened and improved, and bridges built wherever they are required.    This is the legitimate  work of the government.    We are not among  those who believe that  men engaged in  the  different industries of the country should be  petted and spoon-fed by the government; but  the government should give them a chance to  help themselves.    It is not to be expected that  the miners in a new and rough country, like  " West Kootenry, can, in addition to the work  " of prospecting and mining,  make  the roads  " and open the trails that they require.    Those  "roads and trails are for the use of all, and all  " should bear their share of the expense of sup-  " plying the district with  sufficient  means of  " intercommunication.  Let the government con-  " vince itself of the richness of the country and of  " the prospect of its being soon settled, and then  " begin energetically the work of opening it up.  " The money invested in aiding in this way the  " development of the Kootenay district will be  " sure to bring in a large and quick return. The  " addition of only 30,000 consumers and taxpayers  to  the population  of   the   province  will  " greatly stimulate its trade, and materially add  "to its revenue.    Men who know the district,  " and have a good idea of the nature and extent  " of the discoveries that   have   been   recently  " made in it, believe that before 3 years have ex-  " pired its population will have increased to a  " far greater extent than  30,000.     They have  " seen how less promising areas in the United  " States have been settled, and they speak with  " a confidence that shows that they have perfect  " faith in the truth of their own predictions.  "It is certain that as soon as the spring opera-  " tions commence a very large accession will be  " made to the population of Kootenay. This,  " they say, will be the first installment, and, if  " the new finds turn out anything like according  "to expectation, they will be followed by thous-  " ands more. It must not be said, and we be-  " lieve that it will not be said, that the develop-  " raent of this rich country has been retarded by  " the apathy or the penuriousness of the govern-  " ment. We confidently believe that the admin-  " istration are alive to the importance of aiding  " in every legitimate way those who are en-  " gaged in the development of the resources of  " the Kootenay country, and that they will be  " ready and willing to do all that can be reason-  <(  ably required of them by those who are directly  and largely interested in its advancement."  The above is an editorial from the T uoria  Colonist, a paper that is supposed to reflect the  Yiews of John Robson, premier of the provincial  government. The article is at strange variance  with the action of the government in withdrawing the lands on Slocan lake from purchase or  pre-emption. Perhaps mr. Robson was misled  into issuing that order by statements made him  by the disinterested speculators who hold down  official positions on the Pacific division of the  Canadian Pacific railway, the same crowd who,  2 years ago, got him into trouble over the royalty  onope question. If mr. Robson is wise he will  aid the common miners in their speculations, and  le   the other crowd severely alone.  Sensible Advice to Cowntry Editors.  A correspondent of The Miner writes from  Revelstoke   regarding country   newspapers  in  general and the one at Revelstoke in particular.  He says:    "All that is wanted in an ambitious  and enterprising little town is a live newspaper  managed by a live editor, not a sheet of news  uninteresting to its readers, stale and unprofita-  bly generally, and managed by a man whose energy and experience, judging from the results  produced, barely Jit him for the position of  printer's devil. Let the editor try to make his  journal worthy of the town in which it is published, and, instead of being sneered at, he will  be assisted in every worthy endeavor to raise  himself above that to a journalistic level on  which he might find a suitable sphere of action.  Let him rustle round, collect the items of daily  interest in the vicinity of his town, let him  chronicle the various local social events, and let  him generally do what he can to make his town  better known to the outside world, that the citizens thereof may have profit and the editor  both profit and honor thereby. A paper conducted on these lines is worthy of support and  patronage, while one that devotes all its space  to How an unfortunate German Jew swindled  a smart Yankee out* of 10 cents and 8 packages  of matches, or How a man split the air with  shrieks and curses, or more typical still, How  to cook a Christmas turkey, several days after  that joyous festival was for the season a thing  of the past."       j  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink,  BUY AND SELL  Town Lots and  Mineral  Claims;  OX COMMISSION.  Have now for sale 2 of the best hotels in Nelson ; choice  Baker street corner and Vernon street inside lots; lots in  Ainsworth; and mineral claims in Toad Mountain district.  Office in Miner Building,  Nelson,  li. *\  Telephone 10.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,  Notary Public, Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  BANK OF MONTREAL  CAPITAL (all paid up), $12,000,000  REST,        .... 6,000,000  Sir DONALD A. SMITH,...,.  Hon. GEO. A. DRUMMOND,  E. S. CLOUSTON,    President   Vice-President  General Manager  KELSON BKAffCH, 13 EAST BAKES STEEET.  Branches in London (England), New York and Chicago,  and in the principal cities in Canada;  Buy and sell sterling exchange and cable tranfers;  Grant commercial and travelers' credits, available in any  part of the world;  Drafts issued; Collections made; Etc.  SAVINGS   BANK   BRANCH  Rate of interest at present four per cent.  RITIS  ANK OF  COLUMBIA  (Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1862.)  CAPITAL (paid up), ������600,000   .    $3,000,000  (With power to increase.)  RESERVE FUND,   ������220,000      .    .        1,100,000  BZEfc-A^rSTOIEaijES ���������  Victoria, B. C, San Francisco, California,  Vancouver, B. C, Portland, Oregon,  NewWestminster,B.C,   Seattle, Washington,  Nanaimo, B. C, Tacoma, Washington.  Kamloops, B. C.  HEAD OFFICE: 60 Lombard street, LONDON, England.  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 ������sank of Montreal, New York;  Bank of Montreal, Chicago.  A Branch of this Bank will lie established in the  Kootenay Lake District (at NELSON, B. ���������.) as soon as  the season opens in the spring of 1892, and will undertake  collections, remittances (to and from all points), and a general banking business. WM. C. WARD,  Victoria, B. C, December 10th, 1891. Manager.  THE  SAFE DEPOSIT CO.  PIONEER FINANCIAL HOUSE OF NELSON.  Transacts a general financial business.  Interest allowed on deposits at best rates.  Money to loan on business paper and against securities.  GENERAL  A������ENC������  London & Lancashire Life Assurance Co.;  Taylor's celebrated safes;  Accident Insurance Company of North America.  CHAS. E. TAYLOR, Manager.  W������i.  ?^Sg������^^ THE-MfflEK:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JANUAEY  23.   1892
Notice is hereby given that 90 days after we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works, British
Columbia, for permission to purchase the following described tract of land, situate in West Kootenay district:
Commencing at a stake marked E. V. Bodwell, H. Shear-
an, and W. Gesner Allan's southwest corner post, about J
of a mile west of Grohman creek��on the north bank of the
Kootenay river about 2 miles west>5i the town of Nelson,
thence north 40 ehajjis^thence ease 10 chains, thence south
40 chains more or" lessu to shore-line of Kootenay river,
thence west 40 chains more or less following the sinuosities
of the shore-line of the Kootenay river in a westerly direction to initial stake; containing 160 acres more or less.
m. vr; E. V. BODWELL,   <>"������",
- ���. w     . '^ '     ���v'^ ���'���������    HENRY SHEARAN;
'\<.':\"V   . ������    o   - W. GESNER ALLAN.
Nelson, B. C., November 28tlvl891.
Notice is hereby given that SO days after date I intend to
apply; to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marded R. B's S. W. corner post, about 9 miles east
of the town of Nelson, British Columbia, on the north bank
of the Kootenay, river, above high water mark, thence
north 40 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40-
chains more or less to bank of Kootenay river, thence west
following shore line of river to place of commencement;
containing-160 acresmore or less. '
Nelson, December'oth, 1891. i/RICHARD BLUNDELL.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in-West Kootenay district: Commencing at'
a post marked "W. C. McLean's southwest corner" (said
post being- located on Slocan river about 4 miles south os
Slocan lake), running thence/north (following meanderingf
of river) 80 chains, thence east 40^ chains, thence south.SO
chains, thence west 40 chains to initial post; containing320
acres more or less.  '.../:   ..-  W. C. McLEAN.
Slocan River, October 27tl), 1891.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase tlie following described tract, of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked Ross Mahon's S. E. corner, situate on west
bank Slocan river, about '�� mile about forks, thenee running 40 chains, north, thence 80 chains west, thence 40
chains south, thence SO chains east- to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.
"   Nelson, November 21st, 1891. ROSS MAHON.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner .of lands and; works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked "John A. Watson's southeast corner" (said
post being near the junction of Carpenter and Seaton
creeks and about 6 miles east of Slocan lake), thence running north 40chains, thence west 80 chains, thence south 40
chains, thence east 80 chains to initial post; containing 320
acres more ortess:   - JOHN A. WATSON.
Dated, October 26th, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land: Commencing at a stake placed near the outlet of
Slocan lake, marked Alfred Hill's S. W. corner, about three-
quarters of. a mile from Slocan lake outlet and one-half
mile from Slocan' river, thence running east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence south
40 chains to point of commencement; containing 160 acres
more or less. ALFRED HILL.
Nelson, December 14th, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked "John G. McGuigan's southwest corner"
(said post being located about 3 miles north of Carpenter
creek and 10 east of Slocan lake), running thence north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
west 40 chains to initial post; containing 160 acres more or
Nelson, November 23rd, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked C. C. Sproue's N. E. corner post, placed on
the Slocan trail about 4 miles from the forks of the Slocan
river, thence south 40 chains, thence west 80 chains following the meanderings of the river, thence north 40 chains,
thence east SO chains to the place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less. C. C. SPROULE.
-   Nelson, December 14th, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that-I intend to apply, within 60
days, to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,
which is situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing
at a post marked E. Coming's northwest corner, planted
on the shore of Slocan lake, running thence south 40 chains,
thence west 40 chains, more or less, to Slocan river, thence
north following meanderings of river to shore of lake,
to initial post; containing 160 acres more or less.
Dated, December 17th, 1891. E.  CORNING.
Notice is hereby given that 90 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a stake on the east bank of the Slocan river, about 9 miles
from Slocan lake, and marked A. A's S. E. corner post,
thence running north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains,
thence south 40 chains more or less to the river, thence following the meanderings of the river to point of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.       A. ADAMS.
Nelson, December 8th, 1891.	
Notice is hereby given that .60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked C. D.'Kinnee's southeast corner about 40
chains west of Kaslo bay, thence running 40 chains west,
thence 40 chains north, thence 40 chains east, thence 40
chains south; containing 160 acres. C. D. KINNEE.
Ainsworth, December 29th, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief, commissioner of"lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
' land, situate in West0 Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post on the extreme north end of Slocan lake, marked E.
A. Bielenberg's S. W., corner post, thence running north 40
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
following the shore of the lake to initial post.
Ainsworth, December 10th, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that.60.days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
> permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a postmarked J. H. Brownlee's northwest corner, at the
center of the forks of Kaslo river, about 4 miles west of
Kaslo City, thence south 40 chains, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west 40 chains to the place
of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less.
'������;.,.'��� J. H. BROWNLEE.
Dated this 26th day of .November, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that 90 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and. works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a stake marked B. H. L's S. W. corner post, about high-
water, mark on north bank of Kootenay river, about 6
miles east of the town of Nelson, British Columbia, thence
north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence south to bank
of Kootenay river, thence following the sinuosities of the
Kootenay river to the point of commencement, comprising
450 acres more or less. BENJAMIN HENRY LEE.
Nelson, B..C., 30th November, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that we intend to apply within 60
days to the chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,
which is situate in West Kootenay district: Conmiehcing
at a post (marked M. Malloy and G. A. BigeloWj northwest
corner) planted on the shore of Slocan lake at a point about
100 chains north of Carpenter creek, running thence 80
chains east, thence 40 chains south, or to the north line of
the land applied for by , Angus McGillivray and by J.
.. Fletcher and A. S. Farwell, thence 80 chains west, or to shore
of .lake, thence north, following shore of lake, to initial
post; containing 320 acres more or less.
;������   .. ���* :    Mv MALLOY,
Dated, December 16th, 18^1. ,. ^    G^A. BIGELOW.
��� ���    . _ . -j _���-. ^���    --,'    : _ .���. .   c
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to"
apply to the chief commissioner oflands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land,
situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing on shore
of Slocan lake at a stake marked J. R. Cook's southwest
corner, thence 80. chains, north on east, side of Hume &
Hunter's purchase application, thence 40 chains east, thence
80 chains south, thence 40 chains west to place of commencement; containing 320 acres more or less.
Dated, December 6th, 1891. JOHN R. COOK.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend
to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked J. Hamilton's northeast corner, planted 350
feet above the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway
where the same crosses the Kootenay rapids, on the north
side of the river, thence west 20 chains, thence south 80
chains, thence east 20 chains, thence foliowiug the shore of
the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting right of way of
railroad company in area claimed. J. HAMILTON.
Nelson, January 11th, 1892.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend
to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post marked J. D. Townley's northeast corner, planted
on the south shore of the Kootenay river about 500 feet east
of the bridge of the Columbia & Kootenay railway where
same crosses the Kootenay rapids, thence 20 chains south,
thence 80 chains west, thence 20 chains north, to the shore
of the Kootenay river, thence in an easterly direction following the shore of the Kootenay river to the place of commencement; containing 160 acres more or less, excepting
right of way of railroad company in area claimed.
Nelson, January 11th, 1892. J. D. TOWNLEY.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land situate, in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post placed upon the east bank of Slocan river, said post
being about 4 miles from the mouth of Slocan river, thence
running east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence
west 4u chains, thence following the meanderings of
the river to the place of commencement; containing 160
acres more or less. RICHARD STUCKEY.
'   Nelson, January 19th, 1892.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date I intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a stake near the outlet of Slocan lake marked David B.
Bogle's northwest corner post, thence running east 40
chains, thence south 80 chains, thence west 40 chains, thence
north 80 chains; containing 320 acres more or less.
Nelson, 31st December, 1891. DAVID B. BOGLE.
Notice is hereby given that 60 days after date we intend to
apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for
permission to purchase the following described tract of
land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at
a post, marked "Hunter & Hume's southeast corner,"
planted 300 yards south of a creek about 2 miles south of
the stream known as Carpenter creek, thence north 80
chains, thence west 20 chains to the shore of Slocan lake,
thence south 80 chains following the lake shore, thence-
east 20 chains, following the lake shore to initial post;
containing 160 acres more Or less.   n
Nelson, December 9th, 1891.        J. FRED HUME.
Notice is hereby given'that application will be made to
the legislative assembly of the province of British Columbia, at its next session, for an act to incorporate a company for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and
equipping a railway,from some point on the Columbia
river, at or near the southern boundary of the province, to
Kootenay lake at or near the town of Nelson, via Salmon
river and Cottonwood Smith creek, with power to construct and maintain branch lines; and also to construct
and operate telegraph and telephone lines in connection
with the said railway.
��� ,.���';      Solicitors, for; applicants-
Dated 25th day of November, "1891.   '���.'''"���,
Notice is hereby given that at the next session of the legislature of British Columbia application-will be made for the
passage of a private bill authorizing the applicants to construct, operate, and maintain tramways, for the purpose of
conveying passengers, freight, and ores from some convenient point near Nelson to any point, or points within a radius
of 25 miles from Nelson, also to take, and use from the
Kootenay river, in the vicinity of the falls of the said river,
so^much of the waters as may be necessary to obtain therefrom 5000 horse power, for the purposes of generating electricity to be used either as a motive power for the said
tramways, or other works of the applicants, or to be supplied by the applicants to consumers as a motive poAver
for hauling, pumping, lighting, smelting, drilling, or for
any other purposes for which it may be applied or be required; with power to the applicants to construct and
maintain buildings, erections, raceways, or other works, in
connection therewith for improving and increasing the
water privilege; and also to enter upon and expropriate
lands for a site for power houses, and for dams, raceways,
or such other works as shall be necessary; also to erect, lay,
construct, and maintain all necessary works, buildings,
pipes, poles, wires, appliances, or conveniences necessary or
proper for the generating and transmitting of electricity or
power within the area above described. ..'���'
BODWELL & IRVING, Solicitors for applicants.
November 12th 1891.
Notice is hereby given that J��� L. Retallack, as agent for
George C. Howe, has filed the necessary papers and made
application for a, crown grant in favor of the mineral claim
known as the "Fourth," situate in Hot Springs camp, West
rKbbtenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will forward
their objections within 60 days from date of publication.
N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner. .
Nelson, December 14th, 1891.
Notice is hereby given that Scott McDonald, as agent for
A. W. McCune, has filed the necessary papers and made
application for for a crown grant in favorof the mineral
claim known as the "Libby," situate in Hot Springs camp,
West Kootenay district. Adverse claimants, if any, will
forward their objections within 60 days from date of publication. N, FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  .
Nelson, November 23rd, 1891. 0
can be obtained for*'small amounts, loaned on short time
and well secured. Apply to HOUSTON & INK, real
estate and mine brokers, Miner building, Nelson.
A clever woman asserted lately that she could
gain a better knowledge of a woman by an inspection of her dressing-room than after a casual
acquaintance of years. "In fact," she continued,
"when one of my sons announceshis engagement,
I leave no stone unturned to have the girl under
my eye for her morning and evening toilet.  She
is judged accordingly, and from what I see I can
pretty well guess  the  sort of a wife  she will
make.    How so?   Because we women   think a
thousands times more of such details than you
men, and every thrifty or slovenly trait is sure
to crop out then.    Why, I could make a black
and  white  list for  my marrying men friends,
after this method, that would prove a safe guide
to future happiness and wedlock.    For instance,
the girl's own room is almost an infallible indication of her tastes and necessities.    I do not
mean silver-mounted toilet articles, a lace-draped
dressing-table, or full-length mirrors.    They are
well enough if she can afford them, but the first
thing to note is her books and pictures, her sew7-
ing-basket, her toilet articles.    It is worth while
catching a glimpse of her closets and drawers,
as they speak volumes for or against their owners'tidiness.    When gloves are rolled in a hard
knot, veils jammed under salve pots, ribbons
tumbled *n with powder and hairpins, beware.
That kii       l thing is eloquent of curl-papers at
the brea^xast table, muddy coffee, and cold biscuit to come."
;p?^^^ I-.  THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.  0M SATUEDAY,  JANUAEY  23,   1892.  /  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. O.  H.   &  T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  r  THE      TABLE  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 W1JH  THE  BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  h  KOOTENAY HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  NELSON, B...C.   ,  AXEL JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  $  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  )  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE  ROOMS  THE  TABLE  are comfortable in size and      is  acknowledged:   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  T_E_Z_U   _3___jR,  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  East Kaiser Street, Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MA LONE   ������!fe   TI-EGILLUS J*_&01������_-iGTOIES  TRAIL,  IS. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  4*ood Table ; 4*oo<l Reds ; Hyas-Close Liquors.  TWO    ECf^IARKABLE   BANK   RLNS.  Speaking of the run on the Ulster County  Savings Institution recently, a prominent New  York banker said: "We have nothing today  that really compares with the runs during the  panic of 1857 and the wildcat banking days.  "I was a young man in business in Philadelphia," he added, "during the panic year, and I  was exceedingly anxious about my small deposit  when it was reported one morning that the bank  in which I carried it was in danger.  "Early one morning information came to me  that there was a run on the bank.    I hurried to  the scene and found the report to be true.    I  took my place on the long line and waited. The  paying teller Was deliberate, and it was several  hours before I reached, his window.  "When he paid me, instead of the coin that I  requested he gave me the bank notes of a neighboring bank. I protested;, but the man on the  line behind me forced me aside arid I was compelled to accept the money of a bank in which I  had even less confidence than the one from  which I had withdrawn the original amount.  "Hastening down the "street, I found upon  reaching the other institution that there was a  sympathetic run there. Again I waited on a  lengthy line of anxious depositors. When X  reached the paying teller's window and asked  for United States coin a handful of bills was_  thrust through the pigeon hole at ine. 'I want  coin,' I cried.  "Upon examining my money I found that  this time it was nearly all the issue of a third  Philadelphia bank; and, with grim^ determination, I resolved to ask for its redemption.  "I had no difficulty with a 'run' at this institution, and when I presented the notes for redemption in coin I certainly expected to receive  it. Judge of my amazement, then, receiving in  exchange bills of the bank from which I had  first drawn my deposit earlier in the day.  - "I learned afterward that the entire scheme  had been arranged by the three banks. The  messengers had lugged money|fr6in one institution to the other for the sole purpose of keeping  men chasing around the town. There was no  way of beating the dodge, and eventually I lost  all my money by the bank's failure."  Continuing his narrative, the banker said:  "There was one bank in Plainfield, New Jersey,  that played with success a very neat game on its  depositors at the time of a run.  "I happened to be in the town at the time. It  was a bitter cold day in winter. The bank  building was peculiarly constructed. A hallway  led from front to rear. On one side was the  counting-room with the pigeon-holes of the  cashier, tellers and bookkeepers; oh the other a  blank wall. A lofty partition, rising to the ceiling composed of glass, with sliding window  frames, formed the counting-room side of the  passageway.  "The bank officials got wind of the prospective run early in the day, and they prepared for  it in a unique manner. They opened all the doors,  allowing a free circulation of air. Near the rear  door they fastened a fierce bulldog, attached to  a chain 10 feet long.  "The thermometer registered below zero, the  temperature of the passage-way soon fell to the  same point. Inside the counting room a cheerful fire burned in the fire-place. The anxious  depositors crowded in the cold passage-way could  see the blaze, but felt no warmth.  "They attempted  to  close the doors, but so  great was the crowd  that this was impossible  in front of the building, and the bulldog near  the rear door tugged at his chain and growled  ominously at anyone who dared approach him.  "Meanwhile the tellers worked slowly.    They  had  laid in a vast supply of subsidiary coins,  cents and half cents and silver three and five  cent pieces.    Each depositor was made to take  a proportion of these coins, and before it was  paid over each piece was counted and recounted.  "To   further  aggravate the   depositors,   the  bank directors at the noon hour had a fine dinner spread in full sight of the men who were  standing in the bitter cold without.    The directors inside laughed and chatted pleasantly over  their   meal.    The  freezing,  frightened,   almost  famished depositors on the line stamped their  feet and swore fearful oaths, but without avail.  "Finally, many of them, choosing rather to  risk their money than their lives, gave up the  waiting in  the piteous  cold   and   returned to  their homes.  - "It was," said the banker, in conclusion, "the  most unique way of stopping a run on a bank of  which I have ever heard���������it was, in fact, a regular freeze-out."  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  Telephone 43.  FIBST-CLASS   IN   EYEEY   EESPEGT.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS   NOT  SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.,  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS1  AND.THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  JAS- DAWSON B. CRADDOCK  PROPRIETORS  '������������������;������������������ ���������'''.'���������.��������� .- C-   '         ���������        ��������� ���������   f ���������  " The  Finest Hotel in Toad  Mountain  District."  E SILVER KING  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  NELSON, 15. C.  ON   &   MAHONEY,  PROPRIETORS.  The Silver King is a new building and furnished with new  furniture from kitchen to attic.   The table will not  be equalled by any hotel in Nelson.  Telephone 21.  Furniture and Pianos!  Jas. McDonald & Co.  Nelson mid Kevclstoke,  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.  Kelson store :  No. 4 Houston ������fc Ink B2iiil<!iiig, Josephine Street.  T  The Cheapest Place to Buy Stoves, Tinware, etc.,  and to go for any kind of copper, tin,  and sheet-iron work is  W. KIRKUFS, Houston-Ink Block,  ���������sfesS  KB  99BM ffpJ  III!  %  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty,  The stock is fuU and complete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to caU and inspect G-oods  and compare Prices. :'���������,."-. . ,        .  Telephone 27.  7, 9, and 11 East Tern  SMAlLIi   NUGGETS   OF   NEWS.  " The action commenced in Seattle against John  F. Hardee for swindling ended in the honorable  acquittal of mr. Hardee. This is the case referred to in last week's Miner, wherein Hardee  was charged with converting to his own use  money.advanced him by H. K. Qwens to buy a  claim at Ainswort h belonging to Ernest Harrop,  mr. Owens claiming that Harrop stood in with  the deal. The acquittal of mi*. Hardee also removes any blame that could attach to mr. Har-  r.ojp'in the: matter. /  As soon as He can find the lot stakes, Ed Corn  ing will ������������������begiu the erection of a handsome cottage residence at the corner of Silica and Hall  eligible  sites  in   the  streets,   one  of the  most  town.  Among the arrivals this week were Hamilton  Byers and F. A. Woods, both from Puget Sound.  Mr. Woods goes to Pilot Bay as bookkeeper for  the smelter company. Mr. Byers, who was  formerly with Holley,' Mason, Marks & Co., and  latterly with a San Francisco hardware house,  is well known in the Lake country. He also goes  to Pilot Bay to select the site for the store  building of the Galena Mercantile Company, of  which he will be manager.  Crown grants ha,ve been issued and are now  on record for the Forest, Newmarket, and Iroquois mineral claims, all 3 situate on Toad mountain.  C. K. Brown has purchased the Mullinehone  mineral claim from R. J. Mowatt; consideration $200.  "Wilson & Perdue brought in a band of beef  steers yesterday forenoon. From this on juicy  tenderloin and porterhouse steaks will be the  rule at our hotels, for which many silent "blessings" will be offered up by their boarders.  Nelson's chief industry at present is putting up  ice, the crop being about 6 inches thick.  M. R. W. Rathbourne came in yesterdav from  the lower end of Slocan lake. He reports the  trail down Slocan river in good condition.  A party made up of Mike Kealey, Tom Mul-  vey, and Al Read, started the fore part of the  week for the forks of Slocan river, where they  will erect a hotel for Charlie Brown, at which  pilgrims" to the Slocan country will, be. comfort-  : ably carecl for, the forks being the first stopping-  place between the railway and the lower end of  the lake.  W. T. Chase and W. L. Smith, both'from the  Cceur d'Alene. country in Idaho,came ih on  Wednesday night. They are bound for the Slocan country, and although cthey had rather a  hard trip getting to Nelson, owing to their guide  getting lost in the mountains back of Trail,  they both expect to be in the Slocan country  among the first in the spring.  The most artistic piece of printing ever turned  out in British Columbia is "VictoriaIllustrated''  -by the Colonist.  .,  E. A. Bielenberg, the discoverer of the silver  i belt which  extends for 5 miles south from the  '��������� mouth of Carpenter,creek on the east/side of  Slocan lake, arrived at Nelson yesterday from  Ainsworth on his way to San Francisco, where,  he will remain until spring.  From this time on, Wilson & Perdue will run  a regular pack train between Nelson and Little  Dalles, so that all express and light freight  will be promptly forwarded. Goods should be  marked in their care, via Colville, Washington.  Petitions and Counter Petitions.  R. E. Lemon, Charles E. Taylor, G. O. Buchanan, John Lane, and W. C. McLean have petitioned the government of British  Columbia,  through its legislative assembly, to grant no  water privileges to any company now applying  for charters to supply the town of Nelson with  warer. These gentlemen will now, no doubt,  erect water works of their own and supply water  free to the inhabitants of Nelson. A petition to  the legislature, asking that the present water  works company, who have expended several  thousand dollars in putting in a system, be  granted the privilege, of taking water from  creeks near Nelson, has also been signed by the  following residents and business men: J.Fred  Hume & Co., G. A. Bigelow & Co., Houston &  Ink, James Delaney, E. Corning, W. C. Phillips,  Wilson & Perdue, Edward Thomas, J. A. Gilker,  Isaac Holden, N. Hoover, Madden Brothers, W.  F. Teetzel & Co., Neil McLeod, E. R, Atherton,  Tregillus & Malone, W. Kirkupy I. H. Mat heson���������  E. E. Phair, Neelands Brothers, Andrew; Wallace, Lindsay & Aldous, Johnson &;. Mahoney,  James McDonald & Co., Dawson & Cracldock, R.  Strathern, Odell & Squire, W..T. Atherton, T.  A. Mills, Carney jfe Barrett, Daniel. McDonald,  George. Aldous, W. G. Macfarlane,.R. J. Mowatt  & Co,, Thomas M. Ward, Arthur (3;jDic^;;!H:: A;  McMillan, A. Johnson, Fred Irwine,.- Angus Mc-  Intyre, Alexander P. Smith, H. H. Randall, F.  J. Farley, D. J. McGillivray, J. A. Harvey, H.  Blair, Hansen & Bloomberg; R. W. Yuill, Fred  Richardson, William Wilson, Marks & Van Ness,  Wilson Hill, Alfred Hill, Charles Brown, John  McGinty, W. A. Crane, John Hamilton, and  half a hundred others.  LAND   NOTICE.  Notice is hereby given that GO days after date'I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district: Commencing at  a post marked Bert Crane and Duncan McRae's southeast  corner on the north bank of the Kootenay river, about one  mile below the Kootenay & Columbia railway bridge,  thence 40 chains north, thence 80 chains vvest, thence 40  chains south, thence 80 chains east following, the shore of  Kootenay river to place of commencement; containing 320  acres more or less, except right-of-way of railway company  in area claimed. BERT CRANE,  Nelson, January 18th���������1892. DUNCAN McRAE.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENG-BIEEE AND AEOHITE0T,  ToiiSOJ? isuriiMNft         .....:..... nkjlson, it. u.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Telephone 45.  Office:   Stanley and "Victoria Streets.  Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of London ;  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.  Corner Silica and Ward Streets, Nelson.  Telephone 40.  X'  ^.  Groceries, Hardware, Boots, Shoes,  Clothing, and Gents' Furnishings,  mors' Supplies a Specialty.  WHOLESALE DEPARTMENT,--Wines, Liquors, and Cigars. AG-ENTS: Val Blatz Brewing Co., Milwaukee; Northwest iErated Water  Co.; G-ooderham & Worts' Whisky.  TELEPHONE   S_  iisi^^  ���������"W?77


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