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Array .*=*  *f  /  a 1       "* u<#^  Only Paper  Printed in the  Kootenay Lake Mining Districts.  For Bates  of Subscription, and  A������Ivcrtising  See Fourth Page.  NUMBER %  NELSON,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,  JULY   12,  1890.  $4 A YEAR  THE   WEEK'S . MINING   NEWS.  Advices from Hot Springs are that Wheeler,  McCuhe & Co. expect hoisting machinery for the  Krao in on the next boat and that machinery  for the Skyline has been ordered.    As soon as  the.. wagon"'road is. completed it will be hauled  up to tfie mine and placed in position.   Ten men  are now at work on the Krao and 15 on the Skyline, ....... ..Major & '.Campbell have  made a  discovery on the east side of the lake, about 15  miles south of the Hendryx Blue Bell.    They  have located and recorded several claims on the  ledge, which is reported to be a wide one.    The  ore is a copper base, but its value is yet undetermined. . ��������� . .. .'... . Watson & Ernest have made  another discovery at the Hot Springs, this time  a mile and a half to the southeast of the Skyline.    They report the ledge 12 feet wide.    The  ore carries lead, silver, and copper.. ....   . . .S. R.  Divine is taking tools and supplies down to the  Lake view, a property he has at the lower end of  the lake.    A number of men will immediately  be put to work. . .. :. .-. ..Acorrespon dent writes:  "Dr. Hendryx at the Blue Bell is pushing the  work of developing the mine actively forward,  and there is  very little doubt that  extensive  works will be erected in connection therewith in  the    near    future".... .... .'. The   bond   on   the  Queen Victoria, a copper prospect 8 miles w^est  of Nelson, has not been thrown up as currently  reported.     The bond is held by men connected  with the Canadian Pacific, who are merely wait-  .. in g to learn the result of working tests before  making a final decision in the matter.,;.., ... . .  John Loge and partners are working on a claim  at the head of Rover creek.    The Rover creek  trail leaves theNelsoh-Sproat government ItraiF  at a point a short distance  west of 49 creek.  ..........M. A. McDougal and J. H. Hope are  at work on a claim adjoining the Tough-  nut ..'���������.'... .C. Sidney F. Hamber ha,s a man  at work on the Gertrude, a prosjDect  about 2  miles southwest of Nelson... .^. .At the Silver  King work is being prosecuted*on the tunnel.  . . ..'".. ... .The Poorman mill continues to pound  away on the gold rock from that mine. The net  result of 10 stamps dropping 10 hours a day is  about $400 daily in free gold and concentrates.  The Wagon Road.  The committee who have charge of constructing  the wagon road from Nelson to the Hall mines  met on Wednesday and decided to hire M. S.  Davys to survey the route, no other surveyor  being in. the country. It is stated that mr.  Davys refused to take the job as a contract, and  would only undertake it at the rate of $10 a day  for his services alone, he to be allowed 5 assistants. He claimed that, weather permitting, he  could locate the route in about 15 days. Work  was commenced today. As soon as 2 miles are  located actual construction work will begin.  An  Unqualified Opinion.  John McComiskey returned today from a 10-  day's trip on the north side of the Kootenay.  He reports finding float, but was unable to  locate the ledge he was looking for���������a continuation of the one on which is the Royal Canadian,  a gold proposition owned by the French boys.  Mr. McComiskey says he took a look at the  Queen Victoria, and gives it as his unqualified  opinion that that property will be another St.  Lawrence-Anaconda if but once in the hands of  a strong company.  Metal  Market.  The latest quotations obtainable at Nelson are  dated New York, June 30th: Bar silver was  worth $1.04 an ounce in New York and 47^  pence in London. Copper was reported stagnant, with lake selling at $16.35 a hundred.  Lead was quoted firm at $4.42������ per hundred.  Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Mara, Attention J  If the postal authorities would get a rustle on,  definite news of many important matters concerning the camps  on the  lake  might be ob  tained quickly. At present mails are despatched  in every boat that leaves Revelstoke for Sproat  ^sometimes 3 a week. They lay at Sproat���������  but 28 miles from Nelson���������until Monday of  each week; The mail-carrier arrives at Nelson  Monday evening, and returns to Sproat the next  morning, carrying with him a mail that often  lays at Sproat 2 or 3 days before it is despatched  to Revelstoke. What is needed, and needed  badly, is a service that will leave Nelson Mondays and Thursdays, returning from Sproat  Tuesdays and Fridays. This, With a semi-  weekly servicel to the boundary line via Ainsworth, the people of the lakes country are justly  entitled to.  Mining Claims Recorded'This''Week.  The  following mineral  claims have been re-  office at Nelson dvir-  government  corded at the  ing the week-  Saturday, July 5th���������"The Fourth of Jiilyl"  situate about 2 miles west of Eagle creek and 200  yards south from the������ Kootenay, adjoining the  St. Lawrence; Samuel Stongs and Alfred Cab-  ena, locators. The Dandy, re-recorded by A. H.  Kelly, John R. Cook, and James Fox.  Monday, July 7th���������The '' Centre Star," situate about 5 miles west from the Columbia and a  i mile from Trail creek; Joseph Borgois, locator. The "War Eagle," adjoining the Centre  Star; Joseph Borgois, locator. The "Virginia,"  adjoining the Centre Star; Joseph Morris, locator. The "Idaho," adjoining the Centre Star;  Joseph Morris, locator.       ������  Wednesday, July 9th���������The Grizzly Bear, rerecorded by R. A. and A. O. Pry. The Kootenai Bonanza, ; Silver King, anjd Americati Flag,  re-recorded by the 4������ooteiial Bonanza! Company,  Thursday, July 10th���������The "Bellevue," situate  about 1 mile west from the town of Nelson, 100  yards south of the government trail; Donald S.  Cameron and William Pyer, locators.  Extravagant   Expressions.  The expression is frequently heard,  "Why, a  man would need be a millionaire to be able to  purchase a lot in Nelson." This is all rubbish.  Wmle the lots are too high for a poor man to  touch for residence purposes, the highest sale  .yet'made was 25 feet in block 1, fronting on  Baker street, for $350. This sale was made 2  months ago. A 1-time millionaire could purchase every lot in Nelson, together with all the  improvements thereon, and yet have nineteenths of his million to invest in prospect holes.  Has Possession .of Fine ��������� Timber limits.  The   Say ward-Da vies   Lumber   Company   of  Victoria, whose manager in the lakes country  is George T. Kane, has all its saw-mill plant on  the site at Pilot bay, below cape Horn, the Surprise bringing in the boiler on her last trip.  Mr. Kane states that the company has a number of the finest timber limits in Kootenay  district, all easily accessible to the waters of the  lake, which is navigable the year round. The  capacity of the mill, he states, is 75,000 feet a  day, and .will be sawing timber by August 1st.  A Distinguished Naturalist Among; Us..  Professor Maeouii, naturalist for the Dominion scientific survey, has been camped near  Ainsworth for about a week, examining the  flora from the lake level to an altitude of 5500  feet above the lake. The professor expresses  himself as highly pleased with the many and  valuable mining properties in the Hot Springs  district, and predicts that it will soon become a  great -mining center.  Men Wanted.  Work was commenced on the Hot Springs  wagon road on Wednesday. It will be built in the  direction of the Skyline, via the Krao. Twenty  more men are wanted on the work, $3 a day being the rate offered. A blacksmith is also  wanted.    Men from a distance should not come.  ALONG   THE , ONE   OF   RIGHT - OF - WAY.  Whitehead, McLean & McKay moved their  headquarters camp this week from Sproat to a  point about 4 miles west of the Slocan, the first  5 miles of their grade being almost completed.  It will be ready for the tracklayers during the  coming week, as the trestles are well under'  way. The next 5 miles is earth work and will  be finished up ahead of contract time���������August  15th. In fact, these contractors expect to be  out of the coun try early in September.  All the trestle and bridge work has been  turned oyer to D. B. Campbell, Genelle Brothers  merely furnishing the sawed timber. Mr.  Campoell has over 120 men on his pay-roll, and  as lie is a good bridge man, the completion of  the road will not be delayed on his account.  Already, the piling for the approaches to the  Slocan bridge are on the banks at the crossing,  and a gang of men under foreman Dolaii are  taking out timbers for trestles on the Keefer &  Co. end of the work.  Keefer & Co., afer overcoming many difficul-  , ties, are making good headway on their end of  the line. The first-5. iniles .will be turned over  .within the month. Most of their 14 miles is  rock work, and when the line is definitely  located thev .will have a sufficient force on hand  to complete it on time. At present they have  about 450 white men on the pay-roll, and but 23  Chinese. Monday last a number of dump carts  were packed in for use on the earth and loose  rock work at Camp 2.  There will be no difficulty in getting enough  ties for the entire 28 miles from timber close to  the right-of-way, but the sawed timber forc the  - bridge ^across ;^the  Kootenay will probably be  procured from the mills on Kootenay lake.  Mr. Van Horne on his tour of inspection over  the right-of-way used somewhat emphatic language in ordering his subordinates to change  the grades to 2h, per cents and the curves to 15  degree ones. In fact, mr. Van Home was profane: but profanity is not looked upon as a  weakness in a man of his position. While profanity would not sound well in a. Montreal  drawing-room, it is an evidence of strong common sense when used on a public work in the  "rowdy west." Mr. Van Home says "blank  your blank, blankety, blank soul" with an emphasis that would do justice to an ox-puncher,  a mule-skinner, or an editor. He is repotted to  have said that building a railway in this section  of country was nothing but a gamble; that it  was like putting $500,000 into a prospect hole;  that all they wanted was a road over which  trains could be run just fast enough to beat Joe  Wilson's pack train, and that if passengers did  not like it they could get oft' and walk.  Within 2 years mr. Van Home will be  astonished in an agreeable way. The Pacific  division of his great road will, for the first time,  be earning expenses, solely from the little  branch road which he now considers a "gamble"  to build.  Has  Sixty   Acres ill Crop.  James Rodgers, who owns the finest ranch in  Kootenay district, brought in several teams this  spring to freight on the tote road between  Sproat and the Slocan. After making a trip or  2, the road was found to be too rough to haul  a heavy load over, and the business was abandoned. Mr. Rodgers has sold one team and will  ship the others out by the next boat, intending  to return to Windermere by way of Fort Steele.  He has 60 acres in crop this year, and says that  last reports from there were that the rainfall  was so great that irrigation was not necessary.  Excursion.  "Captain"  Davies will run the Midge up to  Plot Springs and back tomorrow, making the  round trip for $2 and doing it in 8 hours running time. Reports come from Ainsworth that  a new hot spring has been discovered, the  waters of which are 116 degrees and with the  same medical properties as those of Harrison  and Banff.  '.v.  rmrmcmmtaxssa r  i  THE  MDTEE:   NELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY, JULY 12,  1890.  Dealers in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc. V Miners' Supplies a Specialty,  The stock is fall and conrolete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  ...''..'.. ��������� and compare Prices. >  P'  m  ���������if*  Main Street, EEFELSTQKE.  9 and 11 East Yeriion Street, JMELSOrT.  .THE   ilAXIS";AWAlCDEI������.  THE , , .'ENTIRE-   AMOUNT.  On Monday.-night a citizens' meeting was held  at George Bigelow's store on Baker street. It  was called to obtain the wishes of the people as  to the expenditure of the government money  appropriated for public works in the Nelson  section of the district. J. Fred Hume occupied  the chair and C. S. F. Hamber acted as secretary. A motion to set apart $200 (provided the'  citizens of Nelson contributed a like amount)  for the purpose of building a wharf, that should  be independent of railway or other corporation  control, was first discussed. The supporters of  the motion were business men, and contended  it was in. every way desirable that the town of  Nelson should have an independent wharf; that  it would be of as much advantage to mine own-  ers in the long run as to the merchants of Nelson ; that the prosperity and advancement of the  country depended as much on the business men  as on the mine owners; that the one could not;  get, along well without  the  other;   that even  after deducting $200 for the wharf, the government would be contributing more than half the  necessary funds  for   the   projected   road   and  trail, as" well-known   contractors   were   ready  and willing to do the work for $1000 a mile, and  the distance would not be more than 10 miles,  as the present trail is less \ than .7; and that the  amount asked for was so small that it would in  no appreciable manner affect the construction  of the wagon road.    The representatives of the  Halls contended that the wharf was not needed;  that goods had been landed here long before a  ���������wharf' was thought of; that the Canadian Pacific would build a wharf when one was needed;  that the Halls had made the country; that the  amount contributed by the government was not  within  thousands  of   being   half   enough   to  complete the road; that they [the Halls) would  not contribute a cent toward completing the road  unless the entire amount was disbursed under  their direction, and that they did not want  a  cumberous committee to have anything to do  with the matter.    One of their representatives  moved as an amendment to the motion, that the  entire amount available should be used for constructing a wagon road to the Hall mine.    On a  division the amendment was carried.  On discussing the matter several gentlemen  contended that $500 of the amount should be  devoted to the purpose of building a road to the  group of mines of which the Toughnut is the  best Known, claiming in their arguments that  the Halls were not the only miners on Toad  Mountain; and that others were equally deserving of some aid. But the Halls would not have  it that way.    They wanted all, and got it.  On the question of the membership of the  committee coming up, it was suggested that one  of the Halls and mr. Gifrm be members of it.  Then the name of a man connected with The  Miner was suggested as another; but, for some  reason, this did not suit the Halls, and their  mouthpiece argued learnedly that a committee  of two was enough. This did not suit the citizens, and they maintained that the committee  should be three at least. Finally, the Halls, on  a suggestion from a friend of mr. Giffins's  agreed to this, provided mr. Hume was substituted for the man from The Miner, and as the  latter did not intend to accept the proffered  honor, he withdrew in mr. Hume's favor. The  meeting then adjourned.  The amount available will depend on the  sumsmeeded for roads and trails in the Revelstoke" and, Big Bend sections of the district.  The total appropriation was $12,000, $1000 of  which, it is stated, has been set aside for a  trunk road in the Hot Springs division of the  district.  Meiiilbes'-Elect  Kellie   Returns   Tiianks.  To my Constituents���������Gentlemen: I beg to  tender my thanks to my friends for.their generous support and influence in electing me, as the  first representative of the electoral division of  West Kootenay, to the legislative assembly.  I feel the more grateful for this, the highest  honor that can be bestowed as a gift from the  people, from the fact that I entered the contest  at the eleventh hour as a. "miner's candidate,"  to represent what will prove to be, when properly developed, one of the richest mineral regions on the American continent. Now that  the contest is over, I triist that I may secure  the fullest confidence of my constituents aim  that we may work together for the greatest  good of the district. I shall use my best efforts  ato secure the enactment of a new mineral act  for the province, early in the next session, that  will be more in harmony with the needs and  requirements of the mining interest than the  act at present in force; and as a practical miner  I expect and hope to receive the hearty support  of all parties in.the district in aiding me pass  such legislation as will have a direct tendency  to stimulate and encourage the rapid development of our mineral resources. -  It shall be my aim to see that all sections of  the district receive consideration, and that appropriations shall be made, as far as possible,  for the construction of roads, bridges, and other1  necessary improvements whenever any section  gives evidence that such expenditure is justified.  I have the honor to be your obedient servant,  James M. Kellie.  Illecillewaet, June 23th, 1890.  ttivcs  "Tlie Miner" a Croort Send off.  The following is from the Vancouver World:  "The first number of The Miner, the pioneer journal of the southern Kootenay country,  is to hand. Notwithstanding the fact that it  is as yet a long distance from a railroad, it is  metropolitan in its make-up and general style.  The typography could hardly be excelled; the  paper is of excellent quality; and the letterpress matter instructive, new and on just such  subjects as would be most interesting to the  district and province. The publication approaches the magazine, rather than the ordinary weekly newspaper, in the manner in  which the subjects are arranged, and the care  displayed in its compilation. The press-work  and general appearance would give the impres  sion to one taking up the paper, and not knowing the actual con ditioiis of affairs in that vicinity, that Nelson is a thriving city of a population of a hundred thousand and The Miner an  old-established, reliable weekly, devoted to the  mining industries in the midst of a wealthy and  populous community. The Miner will doubtless make a name for itself and live to see the  district whose interests it espouses grow to become a center of wealth aiid population. Our  infantile contemporary in the inland may be relied on to keep pace with the growth, however  rapid. Houston, Ink & Allan are enterprising  publishers.    We wish them every success."  LAND   WOOES  Like the following must be published nine.weeks in a newspaper other than  ..    the British Columbia Gazette, and cost FIFTY-FIVE CENTS  a line for the required publication in THE MINER. \  Notice is hereby given that sixty (GO) days after date  I intend to make application to the chief commissioner  of lands and works for permission to purchase the following described tract of land:  Commencing at a post situated at the mouth of Kaslo  creek, on the south bank, at high water mark of Kootenay lake, in the YV'est Kootenay district, thence west 80  chains, thence east to Kootenay lake, following high  watermark of same to the initial post; containing 200'  acres more or lessor GEO. T. KANE.  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 18D0.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (GO) days after date  the undersigned intend to;apply to the -honorable chief  commissioner of lands, and works for permission to  purchase the following described tract of land situated  in the  West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a point marked by a stake on the  east side of Kootenay lake, near Pilot bay, thence running east twenty (20)- chains, thence north eighty (80)  chains, thence west forty (10) chains, more or less, to  the shore line of Kootenay lake, thence south, following  the shore line to the point, of commencement; containing about 200 acres. JOSHUA DA VIES,  W. i\  LAYWAKD.  Victoria, B. n  o.-, June 30tb, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date  we intend to apply to the honorable chief commissioner of lands and works for permission to purchase  the following described tract of land, situated in the  West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a stake on- the northwest side of a  small lake, known as'"Silver" lake, thence east 160 rods,  thence south 160 rods, thence west 160 rods, thence north  160 rods to initial stake; containing 160 acres.!.  JOHN MCNEILL,  THOMAS'A. R. BLACKWOOD.  Nelson, B. C, July oth, 1890.  I hereby give notice that 60 days after date I intend to  apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for  permission to purchase 160 acres of land described as follows:  Commencing from a post on a point of rocks on the east  side of a bay behind cape Horn on Kootenay lake (known  as Parret's bay), thence southerly along the shore of the  lake and bay 10 chains, thence east 40 chains, thence north  10 chains, thence west 35 chains, more or less, to the shore of  the lake, thence following, the sinuosities of the shore line  to the point of commencement.     WILLIAM THOMAS.  Kootenay Lake, July 4th, 1890.  APPLICATIONS   FOR   CROWN 'GRANTS  Fcir MINERAL  CLAIMS require to be published nine weeks in a newspaper other th n the British Columbia Gazette; their publication in The  MIXER will cost the applicant FIFTY-FIVE CENTS a line.  Notice is hereby given that the Pacific Bullion Mining-  Company, by their agent, Henry Anderson, has filed with  me, under the provisions of the Mineral Act, an application  for a crown grant to their claim "Spokane," situate about  one half mile west of the Hot Springs, Kootenay lake, B. C.  Adverse claims, if any, are required to send in their objections to me within 60 days from date hereof.  GEO. C. TUNSTALL,  Assistant commissioner of lands and works.  Hot Springs, B. C, July 6th, 1890. fflffiffifMnffiiSiira  THE  MINER:   NELSON,  B.   0.,  SATURDAY*  JULY 12,  1890.  Will Contract for the Erection of  Stores, Dwellings, Wharves,  M^     Bridges, Etc.  D   LUSVIBER  on hand, with which to manufacture Store  Fittings, Tables, Desks, Etc.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  ISTZEILSOIIN^   IB.  O-  : NELSON and SPROAT.  Will contract to deliver fresh meat at any mine in the  district.   Orders from lake points promptly filled.  T  running between Nelson and Sproat, and between Nelson  and adjacent mines.   Will contract tch deliver  mining machinery on ai^y mine in  the district.  All Freight Shipped via Canadian Pacific to Sproat  promptly forwarded to destination.  CORRAL AND STABLING  at both Nelson and Sproat, where saddle animals can be  hired and job wagons engaged.  NELSON OFFICE AND M1EKET:  NO. 51 EAST BAKER STREET  '���������  Jfc������J^  _i^_  siothr-hide"^  PROPRIETOR  Vernon Street (next door to Lakeview House),  NELSON, B. C.  Shaving, Hair Cuttings Shampooing.  RAZORS   HOMED.  ILg\  The only restaurant in Nelson.   Meals cooked to- order  at short notice.   Lunches served.   Fish dinners  and Omelets a specialty.  No. 3 East Baiter Street.  AFRAID   OF   A   "NIGCJEK."  Hugh Madden, l*ropr.  The following is a press despatch from New  Orleans, dated June 27th. John L. Sullivan is  recognized as a great pugilist, but also a great  big brute. Peter Jackson, the man whom he is  apparently afraid to meet in the ring before a  "square" referee and "square" sporting men, has,  since landing on our shores from Australia, conducted himself in a way to win the respect of all  men with whom he has come in contact:  ������������������:������������������������' ' '  , ' - -  John L. Sullivan, who has just arrived from  his trial in Mississippi, was asked, "What are  your future plans?"  "Say that I have quit the ring, and will never  appear inside the ropes again," was his answer.  "Is it true that you are going on the stage?"  " Yes, if nothing happens I will appear in a  play written by Duncan B. Harrison in which I  will take the leading role, at the commencement of the season. I will go from hereto some  seaside resort and remain for a few weeks, and  then I will commence rehearsing."  "Do I expect to be a success? Well, yes.  The public has always treated me kindly,  especially the newspapers and leading actors,  who say I have considerable histrionic talent.  The play will be a melodrama, but I am not  able to disclose the name just at present."  " What do you think of Jackson?"  "What, that bloke? He cant fight a little  bit.".. ',.:���������;';���������������������������". ���������      '    ' ���������    >\   r  "Will you ever meet him?"  "What do you take me for? Do you think I  would disgrace myself by fighting a nigger with  anything else than a baseball bat. I may be a  prize-fighter, but I am a gentleman."  <��������� ���������: ��������� ��������� &���������  Compelled to  Pay in Advance.  Since the ^railroad  company   purchased   the  ferry privileges at the Slocan and the crossing  of the Kootenay, the  order of doing business  has undergone a change.    In the olden time, a  dead broke prospector could get across either  ferry without discarding before the draw, and  the worst that happened him would be a little  good advice from Tom-Ward or Oliver Redpath.  Under the new owners the first demand is, "I  am instructed to collect your fare in advance;"  ... and to make it appear more binding, the ferryboat is tied to the snubbing post before the demand is made. The other day, a high official of  the company, a resident of Vancouver, walked  aboard the Slocan ferry, little dreaming that a  stand-and-deliver demand for his fare would be  a first greeting from the ferryman; but it was.  It took that high official about an hour to explain who he was, and that he traveled deadhead over all the company's lines. The next  time he has occasion to cross the Slocan, he will  be prepared to pay that ferryman 2 lead nickels  on demand. -       ;.  (Jives Thein all the ''Good Land in the IMstrict.  At the last session of the legislature a bill was  passed granting the Columbia & Kootenay railway, now building from Sproat to Kelson, a  grant of 200,000 acres of land.    Section 3 of the  bill reads: /'The lieutenant-governor in council  " may, at the request of the company, reserve  "in favor of the company any blocks of land in  " Kootenay district, .4 miles in length by 4 miles  " in breadth, that may be designated by the  "company, not to exceed 200,000 acres." Section 13 reads: "Nothing contained in this act  " shall be construed to interfere with free  " miners entering upon and searching for prec-  " ious metals, and acquiring claims in accord-.  " ance with the mining laws of the province."  Astonished at What he Saw.  Judge Spinks, who paid his first visit to this  section of his judicial district last week, returned to Nelson from Hot Springs on Monday.  The judge takes great interest in the mining industry, and looked at several of the promising  properties back of Ainsworth during the few  days he was at that place. He said he was astonished at the amount of ore in sight, and predicts that the camp could have nothing but a  bright future. He started for home on Tuesday, intending to put in a day fishing in the  Kootenay at Ward's.  ANSEN & HILTON,  TRACTO  AND  WILL   CONTRACT   FOR  THE   ERECTION   OF   ANY   SIZE  WOOD   BUILDING.  PLANS and ESTIMATES  furnished and bills for material made.  JOB   CARPENTERING  attended to promptly.   _  Shop on Baker Street, between Hall and Hendryx.  HOTEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  .'   NElSON, B. C. .  PROPRIETORS.  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.  TIHIIEI  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  4'The Pioneer Hotel of Toad Mountain District.  Corner of "Vernon and Ward Streets,  NELSON, B. ���������.  ON   &  PROPRIETORS.  The reputation made for this house by its former proprietor, J. F. WARD, will be maintained by  the present management.  Headquarters for Miners and Mining Men.  SVaVFJ  fcj31  m  I i  t  -  THE  MDTEB:   NELSON,  B, 0.,  SATUKDAY,  JULY 12,  1890.  Mi  \t '  {.~  h  I? :  i *   '  [ *  f  The Miner is printed on Saturdays, and will be  mailed to subscribers at the following cash-in-advance  rates: Three months $1.50, six months $2.50, one year $4.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of over 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  ������������������;��������� each make an inch.c All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Reading or Local Notices 25 cents a line each  insertion. ..'Contracts, made.  Birth Notices free if weight of child is given; if  weight is not given $1 will be charged. Marriage  announcements will be charged from $1 to $10-���������according to the social standing of the bridegroom.  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,  (with "via Kootenai, Idaho," added if mailed in the  United States.) l    '____   ,  Authorized Agents: Henry Anderson, Ainsworth;  James Delaney and James Gibson, Spokane Falls;  J. H. Matheson,  Donald; Sam Woods, Westminster.  E������ITOBiIAt   KEMAKK.S.  That the mineral act of this province needs  revising is acknowledged by all men who are interested in the mining business, whether as owners, miners, or prospectors. The provisions of the  act are liberal to the prospector, and are generally conceded to be much better than the United  States mining laws, in this, that they do not permit a prospector to stake off and hold indefinitely a  large  area of country without  even  making a pretense of wT6rking it.    But  while  this is.'.true,'many of its provisions are so Conflicting   that the  average prospector is  often  compelled to consult a lawyer to explain them.  This should be remedied.     Lawyers should not,  even in the slightest way, be consulted on mining matters.    Litigation should be made impossible in the business.    To that end The Miner  will   lend  its   best efforts,   and  from time  to  tinie will, with the aid of men who have studied  the present law ill its practical workings, print  proposed  changes.     Suggestions  from miners  and prospectors will always find space in  its  columns.   Prompt action should be taken to secure a  wharf site at Nelson; a site whose title would remain in the town perpetually. This can be secured if proper methods are adopted. That the  Canadian Pacific will build a wharf is not at  all unlikely, but it is not known at what point  on the "Outlet"- it will be built���������it may be at  the Falls, or at Grohman's flat, or at "Bogus-  town," instead of at Nelson. The men who  have their interests centered here know that a  wharf is now needed, and they should be far-  seeing enough to know that it will be more  badly needed in the future.  That its  title shall   be  vested  in  the town  must be strongly urged on the government, as  it  is  a well-known  fact that corporations are  liberal only when they cannot help themselves.  That the wharf would solely be of benefit to the  businessmen of Nelson is a mistake.    It would  benefit the mine-owner just as much as it would  the merchant.    Hereafter the former will purchase most of   their supplies   from   the local  dealers,  and if the latter are req uired to pay  wharfage   charges  to   a corporation,  they,  in  turn,   will be  compelled to  add  the wharfage  charges to the price of the supplies.    It is not  good policy for miners and prospectors, aided  and   abetted   by   mine-owners,   to   wage   war  against the business interests of a town.    Busi  nessmen are often very useful to the hard-up  miner and broken prospector, if they are not to  the capitalistic mine-owner.  Republics are said to be ungrateful, but that  is no reason why citizens of a republic resident  in British Columbia should show ingratitude.  The Hendryx interest has expended thousands  of dollars in helping develop the mining resources of the Kootenay Lake country; it has  carried the mail free for years; it is at present disbursing large sums of money monthly, and the  only direct mail to the United States is yet  carried free by its boats. But when the friends  of that interest ask that a paltry $500 be set apart  to help build a road to claims in which the  Hendryx and others are owners, the men who  have had their mail carried free for years by the  Hendryx prove themselves ingrates by voting  solidly against the proposition.  The recent election in this province demonstrated the fact that the present government is  not in accord with a majority of the people, although retained in power by the return of a  majority of its supporters. In proof of this  the total vote given candidates who avowed  themselves supporters of mr. Robson is found to  be less than that given candidates who announced themselves as either opposition or independent. "While1 the returns available at this  out-of-the-way place are incomplete, yet a tabulation shows that the government candidates  received the support of 3294 electors as against  3478 for the combined opposition and independent candidates. That the government is retained in power is not surprising when pocket  boroughs like Cariboo, Esquimalt, Victoria district, and Cpwichan, with a total vote of less  than 700, return 9 members to Vancouver's 2,  with a total vote of 1500 odd; or 9 to Westminster district's 3, with a total vote of nearly 1000.  That the opposition was not returned is  clearly because of this system of allowing "safe"  districts, like Cariboo and Cowichan, a greater  representation than "unsafe" ones, like Kootenay and Westminster. West Kootenay polled  nearly as many votes as Cariboo, yet it will  have but 1 vote in the assembly, while Cariboo  has 3. East Kootenay polled 294 votes to Cow-  ichan's 180 odd; yet the latter has 2 votes to  East Kootenay's 1. West Kootenay is almost  solid against the Robson government; and that  government haSs but few supporters, aside from  officeholders and coerced "work-train" gangs,  in East Kootenay.   This feeling of opposition is based on a belief  that the Robson government is time-serving;  that it has no idea of the wants of the people at  large; that its acts are always controlled by the  small self-seeking element���������an element that can  be found in every district in the province.  Aside from Mr. Robson, no member of the ministry has even average ability. Mr. Robson is a  shrewd, ambitious politician, who has many  good traits, but is not over-scrupulous in his  methods. That the chief commissioner of lands  and works has not "horse sense" and the attorney - general fast becoming weak - minded is  proven by the one advising and the other introducing the following amendment to the Mineral  Act: "If any mineral claim located or applied  "for is situated within that portion of the  " province through which the Canadian Pacific  " railway runs, and which has been granted to  "the Dominion government, and hereinafter  " referred to as the railway belt, the claimant  " must, at the time hereinafter specified and  " before the issue of the crown grant, deposit  " the sum of $105, which sum will be applied by  "the provincial government in obtaining a grant  .'"..of the freehold from the Dominion govern-  " inent, but will not entitle the claim-holder to  "such freehold, unless  he  completes his title  "thereto  whilst lie is the lawful holder of the  "claim. ������������������ Where the application is made after  "the passage of this act, the said deposit shall  " be made at the time the claim is recorded."  In plain  English, the prospector is required to  pay $105  on  recording a claim.    This  impracticable and foolish legislation was annulled by  an order-in-council on mr. Robson learning that  his pet candidate (colonel Baker) in east Kootenay would not get the vote of a miner or prospector in the district���������and, sure enough, by the  returns  he  got   bub   few   outside   of  his  own  neighborhood. _____  But while the majority of the people had no  faith in the Robson government, they had as  little in the opposition, of whom mr. Beaven  and mr. Grant are leaders. The former's honesty of purpose is conceded; but lie is nonprogressive, penurious, and one-idead. The latter is an off-handerd, hail-fellow, slap-you-on-the-  shoulder politician, who is a popular mayor in  Victoria, but apparently can not grasp an opportunity when  it is  forced on him.    He  and  his  colleagues  arraigned   the  government for  granting aid to the impoverished settlers in the  Nicola valley, while they took no notice of a  fiscal policy that allows the rich landowner to  escape his just share of taxation.  The hopes of the people are centered in the  new men elected as independents, many of ."whom  are men of good ability, no one of them being  desirous of sacrificing independence and principle to gain favor with the rings and cliques  that, leech-like, hang on to the present government.    Prom all reports heard, the smelter at Revelstoke will not be blown in to run continuously  until after the completion of the Kootenay &  Columbia branch of the Canadian Pacific to the  navigable waters of the "Outlet," so that  the  lead ores of the mines of the Hot Springs district can  be shipped with profit.    At present,  owing to the uncertainty of the outcome of the  McKinley tariff' bill, which places a duty on the  lead contained in all ores shipped to the United  States, together with the high rate charged, for  transporting the ore to the reduction works in  Montana, the mine-owners of that camp are not  contemplating    immediate     large     shipments  southward.    There is, no doubt, sufficient ore in  the mines near Illecillewaet to run the smelter  to its full capacity, if a few of the mines were  but once in the control of  men  who had the  means to develop them.    The trouble seems to  be that the mines known to be good are either  owned by men with capital who are working  them in a non-practical way, or by men without  capital who will not sell to men with capital.  Of course, in that district there are many claims  that show good indications, but they are owned  by poor miners without means to either make  them ore producers or develop them so that capitalists   will   take   hold of  them.     The Revelstoke smelter was built a year too soon.  While the above is undoubtedly true of the  situation at Revelstoke, there can be no question of the ultimate success of the smelter at  that place. Enough ore is already in sight in  the districts on Kootenay lake to run several  smelters of the capacity of the one at Revel-  {&&  -njEi THE MINEE:   EELSOtf,  B.  0.,������ SATUEDAY;  JULY 12,  1890.  Has in stock the most complete lines of Groceries, Hardware Tinware, Steel, Powder, Caps  and Fuse, Gamp Outfits, etc., ever brought to  the Kootenay Lakes country. These goods  were purchased for spot cash, the duty and  freight paid on demand, and they will be  sold at a fair profit.   ECHO FLOXJB to arrive.  y  O  CO  CO  Doors, Sash, Blinds,  Nails, Hinges, Locks,  Glass, Putty, Paints,  Oils, Terra Gotta Pipe,  Sheet "Iron Pipe, etc.  stoke, and much of it, will within a year, be  marketed at that place, because the mine-owners  of this locality desire to make, their properties  ore producers before they engage in, or induce  others to engage in, the erection of smelting  works. In time the pro_)erties at Illecillewaet,  on Fish creek, on Cariboo creek, and on tile  East Fork will pass into the hands of practical  mining men, and the ore supply will then be  obtained, practically, at,the door of the smelter.  Revelstoke is destined to be a place of importance. .������������������,.......  _____  - The Revelstoke Star, colonel Baker's organ,  reports that that gentleman is to... become a  member of the "governing" council, and deems  it a just reward for the eminent services he has  rendered the district and lhe govermlient. The  Miner concedes that colonel Baker has many  qualities that entitle him to the good-will of his  fellow citizens, and it would gladly chronicle  his elevation to any public office in which good  judgment is not a requisite. Membership in  the "governing" council may be such an office.  A.nutnber of poor men have called at The  Miner office and requested that the lot agitation" be kept up until more lots are put on.the  market by the government. They claimed that  they were ready and willing to build small residences just as soon as they could procure lots at  prices that were not prohibitory. The Miner  will continue the agitation, because it is an agitation based on justice.  An old saying: "Tb^ richer an organization  the more hoggish it is in its demands." A  grasping, greedy mining company is as hurtful  to a community or a district as a railway corporation with the same proclivities.  - Nowhere is there greater tolerance of political  opinion than in British Columbia. No man is  mobbed because of expressing views on questions that are solely political. The rabid annexationist has as much license as the most firm believer in the' divine right of queens. The  Frenchman is permitted to display the tricolor  on his natal days; the German his double-  headed eagle; and the citizen of the greatest  republic on earth his stars and stripes. Is there  as ..much, tolerance in the adjoining state of  Washington ?��������� , ���������   -:'  " Tlie Starting   E'oint Selected.  Gr. C. Tunstalla who  is gold commissioner in  this the most important mining district in British Columbia* returned to Revelstoke on "Wednesday.    Mr. Tunstall visited. Hot Springs and  learned the wants of the people of that camp,  many of whom, though Americans, are old acquaintances from the placers of Granite creek.  He had no difficulty in settling the route for the  trunk Wagon road from the lake to the mines.  It will start from Ainsworth and be built under  the supervision of A; D. Wheeler, the mining  man. Mr. Wheeler is recognized as a broad-  gauge citizen, who will see to it that the money  set aside for the purpose will be economically  and judiciously expended on a road that will  benefit the greatest number, and be, when completed, what it was intended for���������a trunk road.  Mr. Tunstall will return here in about 2 weeks  for an extended stay.  Dangerous from Blasting Operations.  Last week The Miner stated that the trail  round, by way of Keefer's camps was a rough  one, and dangerous because of the blasting operations carried on. This week the same statement is again made, based on actual experience.  The trail is not only longer than the government trail by way of Ward's crossing, but it is  rougher, and ends in the brush on the south  side of the river after the crossing at the falls is  made. _^s to its being dangerous, the following  is proof positive: Monday last, at a few minutes  past 1 o'clock, Dan Dunn and 4 others, employees of Keefer & Co., were seated in the  boarding tent at camp No. 1, when a shot was  fired. One of the party was oh the lookout for  the falling rocks, another was under the table  not caring to take chances, and mr. Dunn was  seated on a bench near the entrance. Apiece  of rock about the size of a man's fist came  through the tent, struck a box, and buried itself  in the ground, passing within 2 feet of the man's  head who was on the lookout. .Another piece  equally as large passed through the tent top  and buried itself m the ground within 3 feet of  where mr. Dunn was sitting. The writer was  seated within 4 feet of mr. Dunn, and, of course,  got under the table when the danger was over.  Boys, you had better take the old trail, even if  there is a difference of 40 cents in the ferry rates  charged at the 2 crossings.  A Big Strife������ Imported at Field.  Reports come from the upper country that 15  men are at work running a tunnel on the Lanark  mine and 2 on the Maple Lea,f. The Cariboo  Creek Mining Company are also expected to resume work during the month. These properties  are all close to Illecillewaet. It is also reported  that a great strike has been made in the Monarch mine at Field, and that an option on the  mine has been obtained by the owners of the  Revelstoke smelter. The Monarch was opened  up in the fall and winter of 1888, and 1500 tons  of ore shipped from it to the smelter at  Vancouver, uhe smelter being built on purpose  to work its ore. The smelter was a failure,  owing to faulty construction and bad management, and has since been sold for scrap-iron. If  the Revelstoke smelter people get control of the  Monarch and adjoining claims, the smelter will  probably be started up within 30 days. It is a  complete one in all its appointments.  ARRTVAI/ AND   DEPARTURE" OF   MAULS.  Mail arrives at 5 o'clock P. M. Mondays and departs at  7:30 A. M. Tuesdays. Letters for registry should be handed  in 30 minutes before departure of mail.  Nelson, B. C., June 20, 1890.        J. M. GILKER, P. M.  Natural Wool Underwear  Canton Flannel Underwear  Merino Underwear  Balbriggan Underwear  Cotton Underwear  All - Wool Underwear  ^ O  gpL.  Sep  ������-.���������������  GO     2^  ���������C2l. _1_  NO. 15 EAST RAKER STREET, NElSOft..  LKER & WELLS,  DEALERS IN  GEMTS* FURN5SHINGS,  BOOTS AND SHOES,  Fancy and toilet goods, patent medicines, fruits, tobaccos,  cigars, stationery, etc.  Postoffice Store, Nelson, ���������B..-0.  iq-QTIGB.  All claims against the Nelson City Improvement Company, Nelson City Townsite, or Pilot Bay Saw Mill Company, properly vouched, must be forwarded at once to the  undersigned. No claim will be allowed after sixty (60)  days. JOSHUA DAVIES.  Victoria, B. C, June 30th, 1890.  NOTICE.  All_  timber  persons having claims against certain logs or hewn  x, now located at Yuill's ranch, Kootenay river, must  present the same to George T. Kane, Pilot bay, Kootenay  lake, certified by R. W. Yuill before delivery at millsite.  The undersigned will pay such charges on timber and logs  when not exceeding contract prices on delivery at the  millsite.  SAYWARD-DAVIES LUMBER COMPANY.  . Victoria, B. C. June 30th, 1890.  LAND   NOTICES  Like the following- must be published nine weeks in a newspaper other than  the British' Columbia Gazette,-and cost FIFTY-FIVL. GENTS  a line for the required publication in THH MINER.  ��������� Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works  for permission to lease the following described lands for  timber purposes:  Commencing at a post about 35 chains south of Pilot  bay, on the east side of Kootenay lake, directly opposite  the Outlet, thence south 40 chains, thence east 80 chains,  thence north 40 chains, thence west 80 chains; containing  320 acres more or less. JOSHUA DA VIES,  W. P. SAY^WARD.  Kootenay Lake, July 8th, 1890. By Geo. T. Kane.  !aHMMattMMJ!MB������B������ngn ^fr  '��������� w  6  THE MUSfEE:   ffELSOff,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  JULY 12,  1890.  CEEAM   OF   THE   WOMft'S   NEWS.  At Purvis, Mississippi, on June 24th, John L. Sullivan  pleaded guilty to the indictment of prize fighting, and was  lined $500.   He immediately paid and was liberated.  The traders unions at Sail Francisco have decided to  purchase no coal mined by the Dunsmuirs at Wellington,  B. C, because the coal is mined by Chinese and Japanese  ���������   miners.  Jimmy Smith, a Chinese cook, died recently at Calgary,  Alberta.   In his will he left $1500 as the nucleus of a fund  for a general hospital there.   He also left sums of $500  and under to several citizens, who had been friendly to  ���������  '.him. .. ' '���������  The new chief commissioner of the London police,  sir Edward Bradford, has alighted from his high horse and  condescended to pay a slight degree of attention to the  appeals of his subordinates for redress of their grievances.  He has issued a general order, couched in extremely  friendly terms, setting forth his view of the situation. He  cannot, he says, permit members of the force to hold a  public meeting, for the reason that they would be subversive of discipline and in other respects demoralizing to a  body of men whose reputation for efficiency is world-wide.  Professor Jim Corbett of San Francisco is in receipt of a  number of letters from prominent eastern sporting men,  offering to back him if he will meet John L. Sullivan in  the fall. Corbett is under contract with the Olympic club  of San Francisco for a year, but it is probable that the directors would consent to his meeting the champion.  Parties in Washington, D. C, who are in a positoin to  know, state as a matter of undoubted and absolute fact,  that the present confused state of the Behring sea question is the result of the president's interference with the  arrangements made between secretary Blaine and lord  Salisbury. It was an agreement entirely satisfactory to  both���������an agreement which recognized the rights and interests of the United States equally with those of England, and its ratification would have definitely* terminated  a most vexatious and untoward, not to say menacing, con- ,  troversy. This agreement the president flatly refused to  sanction.  A New York despatch of June 25th reads: "Salvator  won the niatch race today and made a new record for a  mile and a quarter. Over 15,000 people went down to  Sheepshead bay race-track to see the contest between  Salvator and Tenny. It was one of the grandest ever seen  on an American race-course. There was no delay at the  post and they were sent away at once. Salvator took the  lead and made the pace a very fast one. Passing the  stand Salvator was half a length in front of Tenny and  this lead was increased to a length and a half on the upper  turn; as they reached for the turn Salvator drew away and  was leading by nearly three lengths; then Garrison commenced to ride and whip Tenny and closed up the gap  inch by inch. At the last sixteenth Tenny was gaining  fast on Salvator when Murphy brought the whip down  twice on Salvator and he managed to keep his head in  front to the wire, winning by about half a head."  The British man-of-war Pelican was at Bonne bay, Newfoundland, and the coast is nearly free from ice. The  captain also confirms the report of a conflict between the  islanders and the French at Port au Port last week. Several of the contestants received black eyes and murderous  bruises. The trouble arose from the French wanting to  take bait out of the Newfoundlanders' nets. The people  on the west coast are still determined to pay no taxes until they receive better protection.  A syndicate of British capitalists are making efforts to  buy up the great vineyards of California, with a view of  controlling the wine product of the state, as they now control the beer product. The owners of the vineyards are  not inclined to sell.  The annual meeting of the royal clan of the order of  Scottish Clans, which convened at Woodstock, Ontario,  the last week in June, elected the following officers.  Their places of residence would indicate that the Scotch  are quite numerous in the eastern states. Royal chief,  James Sutherland, Woodstock; past royal chief, John  Kennedy, Cambridge, Massachusetts; royal secretary,  Peter Kerr, Boston, Massachusetts; royal treasurer,  Archibald McLaren, Cleveland, Ohio; royal physician, dr.  Urquhart, Rochester, New York; royal henchman, John  Brown, New Haven, Connecticut; royal warder, J. M. McDowell, Allegheny, Pennsylvania; royal sentinel, J. B.  Stewart, Orange, New Jersey. The next meeting will be  held in Buffalo, New York.  Lieutenant-governor McLellan of Nova Scotia died at  Halifax on the 26th of June. He was buried at Great Village.  General Middleton, who commanded the military forces  of Canada for a number of years, has resigned because of  the scandal attaching to the looting of a half-breed's furs  during the Northwest rebellion in 1885. Middleton draws  a pension of $3500 from the army list of Great Britain. He  will remove to England after selling his effects in Canada.  A special to the New York World from Stockholm says  that Christine Nilson, the once famous songstress, is a  monomaniac on the subject of gambling, and that she is  constantly at the tables at Monte Carlo, where she loses  large sums. Her health and beauty are rapidly fading  away.  General Wolsely is in a muddle because he has for years  quietly accepted the credit of having raised the British  flag on the mess house at the relief of Lucknow in 1857.  Archibald Forbes, the celebrated newspaper correspondent, has clearly shown that general Frederick Roberts, at  that time a lieutenant, raised the flag on the occasion under a shower of bullets.  The miserable scandal involving mr. Parnell and the  wife of captain O'Shea, will receive full exposure in the  London divorce court, having just been set for trial. The  case will not be tried, however, until after a long vacation.  Friends of the Irish leader aver that he will be fully vindicated in the testimony to be presented, and that O'Shea  has no real ground for the charge involving his own honor  and that of Parnell.  The new constitution of Brazil has been promulgated.  It recognizes a federal system based upon that of the  United States.   The president alone is responsible to the  nation; The ministers are replaced by secretaries of state,  who are answerable to the president alone. Parliament  will consist of a house of representatives and a senate.  The powers of these 2 bodies will be of a purely legislative  character, and an adverse vote by either chamber will not  entail a change of ministry. A new house of representatives will be elected triennially, and a new senate every  9 years. The president's term of office will be 6 years.  The first presidential election by congress is fixed for  November.  "Gene" Mercadier, a young Missburian, succeeded in  swimming East river at New York with bound arms and  legs and carrying in each hand a 2-pound iron dumbbell.  The swimmer displayed rare pluck and dogged gameness,  for added to the difficulty of the task were adverse circumstances, and the performance is fairly entitled to class  among the remarkable feats of the world. Twice it looked  as if outraged nature would have her way, but each time  Mercadier threw off the exhausting faintness and disregarding his friends' appeals pluckily resumed his journey.  His sufferings were intense. He was bound with 125 feet  of rope and 2 broad straps. Owing to the bungling of the  handlers the rope was not wet before being used for its  purpose and the consequent contraction in the water cut  deep ridges into Mercadier's arms and legs and the blood  was streaming from him as he landed at the Battery.  The election at Barrow-in-Furness, England, to fill the  seat made vacant by the resignation of W. S. Came,  Unionist, who sought re-election on the anti-compensation  platform, took place with the following result: Mr. .Duncan, (Gladstonian-Liberal) 1994; mr. Wainwright, (Con-  serbative) 1066; mr. Caine, (Unionist) 1280.  Work of construction has commenced at Calgary on the  Calgary & Edmonton railway.  A serious wreck occurred on the Northern Pacific near  Drummond, Montana. Two sleeping cars were thrown  down a 40-foot embankment. Miss May Corson of Fort  Herman, Idaho, was injured so badly that she died within  an hour. A dozen others were more or less seriously injured.-.  The great strike on the Illinois Central railroad has been  settled. The men go back to work on a compromise.  They withdrew the demand for the dismissal of division  superintendent Russel, and the company takes from him  the power to hire or discharge men.  Another star is added to the stars and stripes. At  Washington the senate passed the house bill admitting  Wyoming to statehood by a vote of 29 to 18.  The only thing, that delays the commencement of work  on the Great Northern railway is a definite selection of a  route. The money necessary for the completion of the  work Avas raised in London within 2 days after the subscription books were opened. The work will certainly  commence some time this summer. fcjeveral surveying  parties in the field have located at least 3 passes through  the mountains, and as many different routes. So soon as  it is decided which is the most feasible, construction wiil  begin on a line which will give the Great Northern by long  odds the shortest route to the coast. One of the routes  passes through the Kootenay valley near Bonner's Ferry,  Idaho, distant a little over 100 miles from the mining  camps on Kootenay lake.  A dispatch to the London Pall Mall Gazette from its correspondent at Brussels states that Henry M. Stanley has  been appointed by king Leopold governor of the Congo  state. Mr. Stanley will assume the duties of the office in 1891.  Very little work is being done on the Nicaragua canal.  About 80 men are at work just above the town America,  clearing away the brush along the route of the canal. A  hospital is located there, with about 100 patients, mostly  Americans. The engineers say that no work will be done  until the wet season is over, which will be in about 5  months, and that they then propose to go to work in earnest. Contracts for 2000 Jamaica negroes have been made.  The country is overrun with Americans and Europeans  who have no money and can get no work, and all are trying to get out of the country. All immigration there from  the United States or Canada should stop at once, as there  will be no work for some time to come.  John Houston. Charles H. Ink.  W. Gesner Allan (a Notary Public).  Houston, Ink & Allan.  AND  Will purchase and sell mining claims and town lots;  collect rents; write bills of sale, bonds, agreements, mortgages, deeds, certificates of incorporation; etc, etc.  Aid in procuring crown deeds for lands, Nelson town  lots, and mineral claims.   *  Office in The Miner building, Baker Street, Nelson.  EAST   BAKER   STREET.  A. J. MARKS, C. VAN  NESS,  PROPRIETORS.  LARGEST HOTEL IN NELSON  AFFORDS   SPLENDID   VIEWS  ; 'op both '������������������/-'.'���������"���������  TOAD MOUNTAIN AND KOOTENAY RIVER  Best brands of liquors and cigars always in stock.   The  table furnished with the best in the market.  BOOT AND SHOE SHOP  v NELSON, B. C.  I am now prepared to make to order boots and shoes of  all kinds, at as reasonable rates as they can be made for in  this part of the country; also,  irieip^iiriidtg}-  neatly and substantially done, and all orders promptly  attended to. The patronage* of the public is respectfully  solicited.  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. C.  DKUGS,  PATENT  MEDICINES,  and everything usually kept in first-class  drug stores.  OIGARS    AT   WHOLESALE    AND    RETAIL.  Mail orders receive prompt attention.  ZDZR-TTG-GrlSTS-  Prescriptions carefully compounded, from pure drugs, by  a graduate in pharmacy.   A full line of patent medicines and toilet articles carried.  (Only l*rng Store in I^oWer Kootenay.)   SPROAT, JB. ���������.  Baker Street, near Josephine,  All Work  Turned  Out Promptly  and in First-Class Style.   None but White  Help Employed.  ALICE  FOSTEK,  JML^JJKACS-IE ZEfc.  Kootenay Lake Saw-Mill,  G.   O.   BKJCMAMAN,   Proprietor.  All kinds of rough lumber and dimension stuff on hand  or sawed to order; also T and G flooring, V ceiling, surfaced lumber, rustic, and sawed shingles.  : Capacity of mill 20,000 feet per dayj which ensures the  prompt filling of large orders. Lumber delivered at any  point on Kootenay lake.  Postofiice address, Nel3on, B. C.   Mill 14 east of Nelson.  Electoral District of West Kootenay  Notice is hereby given that under the provisions of the  Qualification and Registration of Voters Act, I shaU hold  a court of revision at the court house, Farwell, on Monday,  the 4th day of August, at 10 a. m., to hear and determine  objections against the retention of any names on the  voter's list. G. C. TUNSTALL, collector of votes.  Farwell, June 2nd, 1890.  ���������*rfi  &t-*t������s!*^lm&?it& THE  MOTEfi:   NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUKDAY,  JULY 12,  1890.  BRADY. .CONYICTEI)   ANB>    TRIES   TO    ESCAPE.  Hugh  On Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock the case of  Tom Brady, for feloniously cutting and wounding Billy Gorman, was tried at the court house  at Nelson, before judge Spinks. The prisoner,  whq had been brought back from Kamloops,  having elected to be tried by the Speedy Trials  Act, having been duly arraigned pleaded "not  -���������''. guilty."' '-���������/;���������  The first witness called was Gorman.   He said  that during the afternoon of the cutting, he and  Brady were drinking in one of the hotels, and  came to blows about a piece of bacon.    They  were thrown out, but eventually went back and  got   drunk.    He  and Brady  had   a few  more  words  and  parted.     He  (Gorman)  then  went  down to the camp, and was waiting while his  supper was being cooked. In the meantime  ���������-..Brady came; down and said,"You are of a hell  of a man to hit.me; come on out now and we  will settle it." On being asked if he wanted to  fight, Brady said, "Yes." The two walked about  20 feet away and exchanged blows, when Gorman heard some one shouting, "Look out, Billy,  he has got a knife." He (Gorman) then ran  away and tripped up against a stump. As he  arose, he grabbed a pole with which he belabored Brady, who was following him, until he  was senseless. He then fell faint, pulled up his  sh irt and saw that he was stab bed, and swooned.  He remembered nothing more until the following night.  In reply to Brady's questions, he said that  Madden had never at any time instigated him  to fight with, Brady.  Corroborative evidence was given by  Madden, who was the next witness called. He  said that he saw a knife in Brady's hand when  he first came down to the camp, and that it was  he who shouted the warning words to Gorman.  In reply to Brady's questions, he said it was  about 7 o'clock in the evening when the stabbing occurred, and that before Brady appeared  Gorman was perfectly well. r  Evidence of the, seme inport was given by  Patrick Delaney, who saw the knife fall from  Brady's hand when felled by Gorman. He  picked the knife up, closed it, and put it in his  pocket. He saw the blood spurting from Gorman's wound when he picked him. up. In reply  to Brady, he said he saw no blood on the knife.  W. Gesner Allan, who attended the wounded  man, was next called on to give medical testimony. He described the nature of the wound'  and stated that it was in a dangerous place; but  that in his opinion the blade had not entered  the Avounded man in ore than li inches.  In summing up, judge Spinks said that the  prisoner might thank Providence that the~blade  had not penetrated deeper; for, had Gorman  died, the prisoner would most certainly have  been guilty of murder. He might be thankful,  also, that the indictment read as it did, and  that the weapon used was an ordinary pocket-  knife���������all these considerations were in his  favor. He (the judge) would take a. lenient  view of his oifense, recognizing as he did the  arguments that might be produced on his  behalf, and would impose upon him a lenient  punishment. He would sentence him to 18  months with hard labor in Kamloops jail.  Brady was remanded to the custody of constable Giffin until Wednesday morning, when he  was to be taken to the Kamloops jail by constable Kirkup. About 7 o'clock in the evening, and  after Brady had eaten supper, mr. Giffin partially opened the cell door to allow the prisoner  fresh air, as the cell had become somewhat foul.  Shortly after Brady bolted, and headed for the  river bottom. Mr. Giffin and mr. Selous followed, yelling, "Stop him!" "Stop him!" This  attracted the attention of several citizens who  were close by, and they gave chase. Brady had  considerable of a lead and was gaining on his  foremost pursuer, when mr. Giffin fired a shot  that brought Brady to the ground���������unhurt, as  the shot was fired in the air. Mr. Boecker, the  foremost pursuer, then ran up and grabbed  Brady, and he was returned to jail followed by  half the people of the camp. That night he was  tried before justice of the peace Walsh, on the  charge of attempting to escape from lawful custody, and committed to await the action of the  grand jury at the fall assizes.  Wednesday   morning   Brady,  with   his   left  hand shackled to his left leg, was mounted on a  gray horse and started over the Sproat trail in  mr. Kirkup's charge.  Brady, by his conduct before and since the  stabbing affray, made but few friends in the  camp, and he is generally spoken of as aman  who deserved the punishment awarded him.  Complimentary*  The Spokane Falls Review compliments The  Miner on   its handsome appearance and the  ability with which it is edited.    It praises it for  the vigor with which it advocates the enactment  of changes in the mining laws and the passage  of more liberal railway legislation, and commends it to all those who feel an interest in the  development of the Kootenay country. For all  of which The Miner is duly grateful; but its  gratitude would be almost unbounded if the  Review would send along its big 8-page daily in  exchange for The Miner's little 8-page weekly.  Hot Springs Becoming lively.  Alex McLeod came down from Hot Springs  on the Midge on Friday. He reports things beginning to liven up at that camp and predicts  that it will more than hold its Own with Toad  Mountain. Boys, this is a great country and  plenty big enough to hold 2 camps.  DEALER IN  GRAIN,  VEGETABLES,  BUTTER  AND   EGGS,  ���������      FISHING   TACKLE.  L  Ward Street, Nelson, R, ���������.  r������t  Horse-Slioeing a Specialty  All kinds of JobMng ;ui������l Repairing Executed  Neatly and Promptly.  Ward Street, opp. Government Office, Nelson.  Geo. E. R. Ellis, F.O.  Member of" Society of Chemical Industry;  Author ol* "Practical Organic Analysis," of  "The Iron Ores of the World," Etc.,' Etc.  Expert   in   the   "BSlueMrd"   Mining;   Suit.  "MINING-  EXPERT- AND   CHE  NELSON,   B. C.  REVISED   ASSAY   CHARGES.  Silver, Gold or Lead -.'.. $1 50  Copper ..  2 50  Silver and Lead...  ....  2 00  Silver, Gold and Lead  3 00  Sih-er and Copper...  3 00  Silver, Gold and Copper. 4 00  Silver and Gold.  2 00  Three samples for Silver or for Lead   3 50  Mineral properties managed and reported upon.    Interests of non-residents attended to.  r  fexsan  NOTARY PUBLIC,  Mining Broker, Conveyancer, Etc.  Agent for mineral claims ; crown grants obtained  for  mineral claims, and abstracts of title for same furnished.  Office at Ainsworth (Hot Springs), B. C.  A' FO IJRTIff . OF :��������� JUIiY   BOAT - RACE.  The 1st ��������� arid 4th were celebrated at Hot  Springs in a proper manner by exploding a  great amount of giant powder arid consuming  the average amount of fire water.  On the 4th the principal events were boat  races j in which many of the best-known oarsmen  of the camp took an active part���������seated around  hotel stoves. Their records on the occasion  place tbem among the great professional oarsmen of the world. In fact, it is considered  doubtful if Canada's   ex-champion  Hanlan or  present champion O'Connor is in their class, and  a question if world-champion Stansbury has the  "age" over any of them.  Dan Clark and Bill Chambers take high rank  as scullers, and a race was arranged between  them that came off in the evening over a course  from Munn creek to the steamboat landing.  The boats Were Peterborough canoes with outriggers. At the signal both got off pretty well  together, Dan pulling 42 strokes to -the.minute  and Bill 56.. The latter is a noted "spooher,"  and seemed distressed when but 20 yards away  from the starting point. Dan pulled a free oar,  but becoming slightly rattled at the pace Bill  Was setting for him, caught a "crab;" and took  a header into the lake. But for the prompt assistance rendered him from the referee's boat,  he would have met a watery grave. This  mishap gave Bill new courage, and he skimmed  to the -finish an easy winner. Daii was taken  ashore very much exhausted, but liberal baths  of a decoction ofc distilled rye and beet sugar,  applied internally, soon brought him to.  Bill claimed the stakes; bat the committee  ruled that, as Dan had been unable to win because of the elements and the visitation of the  Almighty, he should stand the drinks for the  boys; the stakes to remain in the hands of the  committee until the next 4th, when the rade  should be finally decided. The committee were  also empowered to draw from time to time���������as  they feel inclined���������such sums from the stake-  money as will suffice to treat all hands. The  principals kicked against this wise and just decision, but vox populi was strongly in its favor,  and "old vox" generally carries the day,  ISacr. Acquitted.  Harry Baer was  acquitted at Spokane Falls  on  the  charge  of murdering   "Big  Mac" last  January.    In  commenting on the verdict ,'the'  Review says:    " It would have been surprising  if the jury had returned a different   verdict;  that the attorneys for the defense defended their  client with vigilance and skill; that it would be  vain to speculate whatv might have been the result if the interests of the people had been entrusted to the control and efforts of the long array of attorneys who defended Baer, instead of  the district-attorney who, single-handed, represented the state; that the rulings of the presiding judge inspired respect and confidence; and,  finally, that from the first hour that Big Mac  lay dying upon the trodden snows of the street  to the hour of Baer's acquittal it [The Review]  has been controlled always by a sense of duty."  fl'roMOUitce tiie Timber Good.  Collins & Ewing have commenced hauling  logs to the Davys-Tolson mill, and report the  timber as fine. The mill foundation is all ready  for the machinery, which is now at the steamboat landing. The mill will not, for the present  at least, be run by water-power, but by the  engine now up at the prospecting mill on the  Cottonwood Gold Mining Company's property.  The engine is being taken apart, and will be  packed down next week.  riiere  was  Only One Thing Lacking.  G.   O. Buchanan, who has  the contract for  erecting  the Baker street bridge, wishes The  Miner to return thanks to the citizens who so  willingly aided him in raising the main bent of  the bridge. The boys, many of whom attended  "barn raisings" and "logging bees" back in the  eastern provinces and states, say that there was  only one thing lacking to remind them of old  times, that is, the contractor forgot to pass the  jug around. 8  THE  MINEE:   NELSON,  B.  C.,   SATUEDAY,  JULY  12,  1890.  Main Street,  REVELSTOKE  Railroad Avenue,  SPROAT.  -wjaioi^iES^-ii.iE ^.cdsfid :r:h3t_a.i:ii  Agent for the Hamilton Powder Company and Hiram Walker & Sons' Whiskies.  and Josephine Streets,  S.UALL-"-KU������������ETS   OF   KEWS.  Wednesday night some one who evidently  has a spite against himself poisoned two valuable dogs belonging to C. S. F. Hamber and  Albert Barrett. Mr., Hamber's was a thoroughbred Scotch collie and mr. Barrett's a good  watchdog. The former offers a reward of $50  for the arrest and conviction of the party or  parties who cqmmitted the mean act.  D. B. Campbell, the railway bridge man. Came  in from Sproat Thursday to look the field over  for lumber for his bridge and trestle'work.  Building operations are confined principally  to inside work on the unfinished stores and  hotels. Winter's International hotel will probably be opened next week. Hugh Madden has  men on the foundation of his new 20x40 2-story  hotel/Marks & "VanNess are adding a kitchen  to the Nelson hotel, and will build a 2A x 60 addition as soon as lumber can be procured from the  Davys .&; Tolson mill. Hamber & Thynne will  begin an office building on West Baker street  next week.  A few lots are changing hands at prices ranging from $250 to $400. The uncertainty as to  what the railroad people intend doing causes  resident owners to feel a little panicky. Boys,  ���������while it is yet a gamble, as to where the railroad  will make its terminus, do not on any consideration swaj) your Nelson lots for lots in "Bogus-  town."  The machinery for the Davys-Tolson saw-mill  was brought in from Bonner's Ferry on Thursday by the Surprise and barge. She also brought  merchandise for Hume & Co. and G. A. Bigelow  and supplies for Keefer & Co.  A solid, vigorous "kick" occasionally does  good. The Miner, aided and abetted by the  business men of Sproat. and Nelson, kicked L at  the wharfage charges at Sproat. Superintendent Marpole heard the ' 'kick, "and on investi-  the   matter at once   ordered   that, no  on  groods   destined for  gating  wharfage   be  charged  points on Kootenay lake.  R. E. Lemon has put in a stock of goods at the  railway camps near the Slocan. He will continue, however, to run his store at Sproat.  An expert reports that, owing to high water,  the hay crop on Kootenay river ranches will be  short this year. One ranch above Nelson on  which usually a hundred acres is cut is still  overflowed. Hay will have to be brought in  from Calgary and other Northwest Territory  points.  McGillvary & Whitehead have been awarded  the contract for grading and bridging the Mission branch of the Canadian Pacific. Mr. McGillvary will look after the bridging and mr.  Whitehead the grading. This would indicate  that there is no truth in the report that the  Northern Pacific has secured control of the  Seattle, Lake Shore & Eastern railway, as the  Mission branch will connect with that road at  the boundary line.  "Tin-horn" is a term often applied to gamblers, but as there are no gamblers in this section  of country, the  term is applied to prospectors  who do not know highly metalliferous ore from  common grindstone rock. Keefer & Co. have a  large number of "tin-horns" in their employ.  Their habitations are easily picked out by the  valuable specimens carefully stowed away in the  corners.  Joe Wilson is holding over a hundred head of  beef cattle in the hills back of Keefer & Go's  No. 1 camp.    The feed is reported good.  W. F. Van An twerp, the engineer who was  so seriously injured in the accident on the Canadian Pacific in which fireman McDougall lost his  life, writes to a friend that he is slowly recovering and hoped to be in Nelson before long.  William McKenzie, the railway contractor, is  again establishing tie camps near Donald. The  ties are for the Calgary & JEdmontOii railway.  The Galena made but one round trip this  week, owing to a break in her machinery. On  a trip last week a cross-head of one of the engines broke, and a new one was telegraphed for  to Chicago. On Monday last she came in  working one engine, and had the bad luck to  break a propeller blade in coming up the Outlet. Tuesday she ran down to the rapids where  a new propeller was put in, and on Wednesday  started for Bonner's Ferry, where she will lay  until the cross-head from Chicago arrives.    Cap-  maKe  the regular  tain  Hay ward  expected to  trip on Monday next.  Plume & Co. have the first coat of plaster on  their new building.  Sproat boasts of the only 25-room hotel in the  lower Kootenay country. It is managed by  John Gibson and owned by McDonald & Teetzel.  There are rumors of hydraulic operations being commenced on 49 creek, and of a syndicate  being formed, to purchase some gold properties  at the head of Sucker creek. Mining camps are  prolific of rumors.  J. B. Walsh has sold all his straw hats, but  any prospector wanting a good tent can be fitted  out with one that is brand new.  Next week the postoffice will be removed from  No. 7 East Vernon street to No..9 East Baker  street. Now, if the postal authorities could be  induced to "get a move on" and give us 2 mails  a week, and a route through to the boundary  line via Ainsworth, we might be contented for a  month or two.  The Baker street bridge was not completed on  the ,10th, owing to a. misunderstanding by the  contractor as to the height of the main-bent  posts.    It will probably be finished by. the 20th.  Already there is a nucleus of a town at the  falls of the Kootenay, 5 miles below Nelson. A  store has been started, a boarding-house is established, build ings are in course of erection or  contemplated, and a boom expected as soon as  town lots can be surveyed. It will be a center  for a considerable amount of railroad work,  both grading and bridge building.  Andrew Whalen and John Thompson, 2 practical miners from the upper country, came in  this week. They say it is a stand-off as to which  is the livelier town���������Nelson or Illecillewaet.  C. S. F. Hamber,  Notary Public, Nelson.  A. G. Thynne,  Vancouver.  AND  G-enerai Commission Agents.  executed with promptness and dispatch.  SSSSSMG STOCK and'CLAIMS  bought, bonded, and sold.  OFF8CE   IN   THE   SVSiNER   BUSLD3NG.  NOTARY PUBLIC.  Town lots, lands, and mining claims handled on commission. Conveyancing documents drawn up. Collections made and returns promptly remitted.  Correspondence solicited.  Office:   No. 5 East Baker Street, NELSON, B. 0.  wainuwjwitonraMTOantw���������  BM^oaBwi^  mmmnixmiwmmwmmjwimmuii

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