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The Miner Jul 11, 1891

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Array c  Only Paper  Printed  in the  Kootenay Lake Min  ing Districts.  For Rates  of Subscription and  'Advertising  See Fourth Page.  FtJMBEB**.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   JULY   11,   1891.  $4 A YEAE.  THE    MINING    OUTLOOK    BRIGHT.  Within the month active work will'have commenced on 4 of the best-known claims oh Toad  mountain, namely, the Dandy, the Silver King,  the Grizzly Bear, and the Iroquois.    The owners  of the  Dandy will  put  in machine drills, and  shove development work so as to be in a position  to determine as early as possible the sized concentrating plant to erect on the property.    The  present force on the Silver King will no doubt  be increased.    Men are now at work putting up  buildings on the Grizzly Bear ground, to accommodate the forces that will be-.employed' on the  Grizzly Bear and on the Iroquois.    The Avagon  road will be completed to the Silver King within  the month, the route being changed so as to run  direct to that mine.    In Hot Springs district all  indications are favorable for a good summer's  work.    The   Skyline   crosscut   is   in  favorable  ground,   small   stringers   of   galena being encountered.    The Fourth tunnel is in ore.    The  Number  One ledge   is  in place.    Ashwprth &  Jevons will put machinery on their properties.  J. O: Swift-..'has returned from the Wood River  country, and intends to put in sampling-works  near Ainsworth.    A. W. McCune and H. Gieg-  erich are both elated at their prospects, and will  return from Montana to AinsAvorth in a couple  of weeks/'  Taking it all in all, the outlook for  the Kootenay Lake country Avas never brighter. ,  The FinishingTouches to   Be  All on By   the   18th.  The new steamer Nelson is nearing completion.  Work has been someAvhat retarded diiring the  past 2 weeks on account of rain, but the machinery is airih place, the wheel is finished, three  life-boats have been built, and the state-rooms  are all but completed. Interior finishing work  is being done, and the cabins, pilot-house, officer's quarters, and rooms''for' the crew are well  under Avay. It is expected all the finishing  touches will be on by the 18th instant, and a  trial trip will be made as soon thereafter as the  machinery is in working order. The boat presents a handsome appearance and will take  front rank among river steamers in British Columbia, and be a credit to the builder, inr.  Stephenson. , ���������     ���������   ...     New Hotels.  The new hotel at the corner of Stanley and  ..Bluff streets is beginning to look like a building,  and manager Phair is already gathering round  him a corps of assistants; the Duhainel building  on Josephine street will be ready for- occupancy ;  as a hotel in 2 weeks; the Olson & Williamson  hotel at AinsAvorth will be opened \vithin the  month; and Sicotte & Levesque's "Robson"  hotel at the railway 'townsite on the Columbia  will be thrown open on Friday next.  Good ' Figures Obtained'for Kelson  Real Estate.  The price of Nelson dirt remains stiff at figures  that range as high as $65 a front foot. H. Selous  sold 50 feet on West Baker street for* $3000cash,  a "Victoria capitalist being the purchaser, and a  50-foot corner on East Baker street for $1575.  W. C. McLean and John Lane purchased 2 building conditions in block 14 for $508^dirt cheap.  Other sales Avere made, but at figures not reported.  t  Not in Any Way Exaggerated.  Mat Garrity, who has a claim on 49 creek, a  short distance above where the government trail  crosses the creek, was in town today for the first  time in a month. He reports having a tunnel in  42 feet, with a good showing for a silver mine.  Mat's statements are at times a little extravagant, but he assures us that the above information is not in any way exaggerated.  Jfot a Blessing in Disguise.  The advent of the railway has not been altogether a blessing in disguise, if the curses hurled  at the head of the local treasurer of the company  at Vancouver by our business men are an indication of their feelings.    It seems that the agent  at Nelson has been instructed to take no checks,  except certified  ones, in  payment for freight.  This works great inconvenience, and oftentimes  a hardship on business men, for a large percentage ol the circulating medium in the Lake coun-  '.vfry is~in checks���������checks issued by mining and  sawmill companies on the banks at Victoria and  Vancouver.    These cheeksare taken by business  men at par, and have never yet been returned  for lack of funds to meet them.    To get them  certified would cause long delays, as the means  of communication  are not  of  the  best.    Why  cannot the railroad company instruct its agent  at Nelson to take in payment for freight checks  endorsed by any of our leading business men���������  any one of whom is as responsible as the railroad  company, judging by the promptness in  w'hich: accounts  against  them  are  paid.    But,  then, a railway, company is never accommodat-  ing until forced to be by competition.    May the  good Lord  hasten  the day when the Canadian  Pacific will have strong, active competition in  the Kootenay Lake country.  Obtaining Mail Service Under False  Pretenses.  Last fall, owing to the niggardliness of post-  office inspector Fletcher, who Avas unwilling to  give the people of the Kootenay Lake country  more than a semi-monthly mail service, the railroad company, the railAA'ay contractors, and the  people of Nelson agreed to bear the additional  expense of a weekly service, the mails to be carried once a week betAveen Ainsworth and Marcus,  Washington.    The late Joe Wilson was the contractor.   His estate .carried out the contract faithfully ; but have the people who avere benefitted  by the mail service kept their promises faithfully?    The Wilson estate is out of pocket over  $500, not because the contract av as undertaken  at too low a price, but because business men have  either not paid their subscriptions or repudiated  them altogether.    The Canadian Pacific and the  railway contractors agreed to pay $300, of which  only $150 has  been  paid���������$100 by D. McGilliv-  ray and $50 by a railway company that has received in  the way of cash and land bonuses a  sum   equal   to  the cost of  the   road   built.    Of  course, these people should not have been asked  or required to contribute a dollar for adequate  mail service, a, service they were entitled to; but  so long as mr. Fletcher is postoffiee inspector,  and the district represented at  Ottawa by men  like mr. Mara of Kamloops, adequate mail service need not be expected, and the people should  keep faith Avith contractors Avho keep faith with  them.   ��������� ' ' ���������  A Success Achieved in. Copper Mining.  Butte Inter Mountain, 8th :   "The payment by  the Parrot last week of an extra dividend of  $180,000 brings into prominence 2 facts: first,  that careful and conservative management and  modern machinery are profitable essentials to  every mining company; and second, that-even  the lowest grade copper mines of Butte can pay  heaAry and continuous dividends if proper attention be given to their operation. Messrs. Farrel,  Migeon, and Gaylord are to be congratulated  upon the splendid success they have achieved in  copper mining in Butte." Mr. Farrel' has large  interests in the Kootenay Lake country, being  one of the owners of the Blue Bell mine, opposite  Ainsworth. He is now in Nelson on a visit that  may also,result in a "splendid success," not only  for himself and partners, but for the province of  British Columbia.  The Poorman Mine and Mill.  The delay in starting Avork at the Poorman  mine and mill on Eagle creek is occasioned by  the Husseys being unable to get their affairs in  shape. It was hoped that by the sale of the  Morning mine matters would have been straightened out before this. A. L. Davenport is now at  Spokane, and on his return next week it is expected that operations will be resumed at the  Poorman.  ..HIST    A    LITTLE     EA'OTKD.  In the fall of 1889 an -.expert sent in by a Portland company that G; B. Wright had organ ized  to purchase and work claims in Hot Springs district reported adversely on  the main claim the  company   intended   buying.    Considerable  development work had been done on the ground,  part of'which was a 400-foot tunnel.    Somehow,  the ledge did not appearin the face of f he tunnel ...when work Avas suspended, and when foj-  loAved from the surface by inclines the ledge Avas  badly    shook    up    and    apparently    never    in  place.     After  that   expert's  report  the    claim  relapsed   to  its   original ;"owners';   who   worked  it off and on until July of last year, when it was  purchased  by L. R. G. Boyle, "president  of the  Revelstoke smelter syndicate.   Men were at once  placed at Avork; but at times the reports were  not over encouraging to the OAvner.   An upraise  from the main tunnel 'drained the upper workings, arid most of the work done afterwards was'  in trying to keep with the ore, the result being  that 3000 sacks of high-grade are now in the ore-  house awaiting the  completion  of  the   wagon  road and  a 7-foot ledge in  place, with solid ore  from   foot-wall   to   hanging-wall.     The   pre   is  equally,as good as any found nearer the surface,  much of it showing native and .wire, silver.  The  ledge has now the ri^ht pitch, and if that tunnel  had   been   extended  a  few   feet  farther   G.   B.  Wright would now be the leading mining man in  Hot Springs district.   Such is luck.   This strike in  the Number One, along Avith the 9-foot strike in  t he 'lower* tunnel of the Fourth, has caused no  little excitement among the boys in Hot Springs  district.  I The ' Provisions  of the Law are  Plain.  It seems impossible to make the:average claim  OAvner or prospector understand the proA^isions  of the mineral act that AA^ent into effect on April  20th of this year. One of its plainest provisions  is that re-recording is done -away with, yet claim  owners'til most daily ask to have their claims rerecorded. Another of its plain provisions is,  that the OAvners of claims have the full year in  Avhich to do the annual assessment work, yet  claims are "jumped" because of a supposed failure to do the required Avork. .The'owners of  claims recorded since October 20th, 1890, have, a  year from the date of their records in which to  do the annual assessment Avork. If a claim was  located on April 21st, 1890, and the annual assessment work done before October 21st, 1890, the  OAvner of that claim has until April 21st, 1892, to  do his second year's assessment work, .and his  ground is not jumpable, as many prospectors  seem to believe. Before relocating or jumping  claims, prospectors should niake inquiries as to  the provisions of the 'law.  Will - Produce  $5������-00.a Month Hereafter.  After-a run of 60 hours, in-which 16 tons of. ore  were crushed, a cleanup was rnade at the Whitewater mill on Rover creek. The cleanup indicates that the mill will turn out gold bullion to  the value of $5000 a month, to say nothing of  the gold in the concent rates. This sum will more  than pay all expenses incident to developing the  mine so that a 20-starnp mill and other machinery  can be placed on the property. There is enough  ore in sight to run the Huntington mill now on  the ground 2 years or longer.  Fine  Specimens.  Some as fine specimens of native silver as has  been discovered in the Lake country come from  the recent discoveries on RoArer creek. The OAAm-  ers of the claim from which the specimens are  taken say it is looking good, and that before fall  they will have a proposition for a mining man  to take hold of.  The market Value of Metals.  On the 7th instant the New York quotations  for metals were: Bar siWer $1.00|, lake copper  $13, lead $4.47*. THE  MUSTEK:    KELSON,   E. C,   SATURDAY,   JULY  11,  1891.  Postoffiee Store,   Nelson,  15. ���������.  AND GENTS' THRASHING GOODS.  also, full linesof  ;     Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS'..���������:AT:  WHOLESALE"  ONLY.  LD  81  CO.  carry large lines of plain,, medium, and high-grade  ���������furniture: .".Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from $G.50 to $500. Hotels furnished throughput. Office and barroom chairs. Spring-mattresses  made to order, and wo\ren wire, hair, and wool  mattresses in stock. Mail orders from Kootenay  Lake points will receive early and careful attention.  Agents for Evans Bros, pianos and Doherty organs.  JOSEPHINE STREET, NELSON.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  SEASOK"EI3    LUMBER;  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Cor; Baker and Josephine Sts,  ~ E.: J. MmuF������~GoT  (Successors to R. J. Hilts & Co.)  ������uraotors an  >-*-, ,���������1  uilders,  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.  I.  PIONEER  PAINTER AND   DECORATOR.  Address:   Nelson Hotel.  fl &TCT B  BEIOK AST) STONE MASON,  PLASTERER.  , Will contract to,do brick and stone work, also plastering  and calcimining. Leave orders at J. Fred Hume & Co's,  U and 11 East Vernon street, Nelson, B. G.  Plasters and Brickmasons  WiU Contract for all Kinds of Work.'  Materials furnished  and  estimates given on  application  Address all communications to Nelson, B. C.  NOTICE  TO   BALFOUR   LOT  HOLDERS.  The payments on account of purchase moiiejr that have  been made for those unimproved lots upon which the final  payments now overdue have not been paid by Tuesday,  June 23rd, will be forfeited and I shall resume possession  and resell the same. In fact you must either pay or clear;  vou have paid your money and can now take your choice.  CHARLES WESTLY BUSK.  Balfour, June 10th, 1890.  APPLICATIONS   FOR  CROWN   GRANTS.  Notice is hereby given that John R. Cook as part owner,  and agent for others, has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of the mineral  claim known as the "New Market.," situated on Toad  mountain, w^est arm of Kootenay lake.  .���������Adverse claimants, if any, are required to file their objections Avith me within sixty (60) days from date of publication. N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B,C, 20th June, 1890.  Notice is hereby given that John R. Cook as part owner,  and agent for others, has filed the necessary papers and  'made application for a crown grant in, favor of a mineral  claim known as,the "Forest," situated on Toad mountain,  west arm of Kootenay lake. ,'���������'���������>'  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  to me within sixty (60) rdays from date of publication.. .  , N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, 20th June, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that James Fox, Aaron H. Kelly,  and John R. Cook have filed the necessary papers, and  made application for a crown grant in favor of a mineral  ' claim known as the "Dandy," situated in Toad mountain  subdivision of West Kootenay district.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  to me within sixty (60) days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B.C., June 20th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that Joseph Edward Boss by his  agent, John Robertson, has filed the necessary papers and  made application for a crown grant in favor of a mineral  claim known as the "Iroquois," situated on Toad Mountain, west arm of Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  within sixty (60) days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  Nelson, B. C, 20th June, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that M. D. Mahoney has filed the  necessary papers and made application for a crown grant  in ���������'favor of a mineral claim known as "The Democrat,"  situated on Toad Mountain, west arm of Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, will forward their objections  to me within sixty (60) days from date of publication.  N. FITZSTUBBS, gold commissioner.  ���������  C    ���������     ��������� ���������    0 _ ; ���������_ ; ; _t,  " LAND   NOTICES. ~~  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date  I intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to purchase a tract of land described  as follows :  Beginning at a post marked N. W. corner post placed on  the south shore of Trout lake about 20 chains west of the  outlet of said lake, thence south 40 chains, thence east 40  chains, thence north to the Lardeaux river, thence west,  following the meanderings of the shores of the Lardeaux  river and Trout lake to the place of beginning, containing ,  160 acres more or less.    / ROBERT F. GREEN.  Ainsworth, 10th June, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date we  intend to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and  works for permission to purchase a tract of land described  as follows:  Beginning at a post marked N. W. corner post on the  west shore of Kootenay lake about three miles south, of the  mouth of the Lardeaux river, thence south 40 chains,  thence east to the shore of the lake, thence following the  meanderings of the shore to the place of beginning, containing 160 acres, more or less. ���������   ������������������ l   ���������_ T. J. DA VIES.  Ainsworth, B. C, June 1st, 1891. G. B. NAGLE.  Notice is hereby given that sixty days after date, we intend to apply to the chief commissioner of land and works  for permission to purchase the following described tract of  land, situate in West Kootenay district:  Commencing at a post on slough bank West of the mouth  of Duck creek, and about eight miles from the south end  of Kootenay lake; thence running north 40 chains; thence  east 80 chains; thence south 40 chains; thence westerly following the shore of the slough to the commencement post;  containing 320 acres, more or less.  T. G. PROCTER,  F. H.FLINT,  pryce Mcdonald,  Balfour, B.C., June 27th, 1891.   R. S. GALLOP.  LEASE.  Notice is hereby given that, 30 days after date, I intend  to apply to the chief commissioner of lands and works for a  license to cut timber upon a tract of land described as follows : Beginning at a stake situate about three miles from  the south end of Kootenay lake*.on the east side of the  valley; thenco north SO chains; thence east 80 chains ;  thence south 80 chains, more or less, to the shore; thence  west along said shore to the place of beginning; containing  640 acres, more or less. G. O. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, B. C, June 20th, 1891.  Le Eoi Mining and Smelting Company (Foreign).  Registered the 22nd day of June, 1891.  CERTIFICATE  OF  REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this day registered "The Le  Roi Mining and Smelting Company" (Foreign), under the  "Companies Act."  The objects for which the said company is formed are:  To carry on the business of mining, milling, smelting and  reduction of ores of all kinds; to buy, sell and deal in mines;  to buy, sell, lease or bond mines and mining properties, and  generally to deal in and handle mines and minerals of every  description Avithin the United States and the province of  British Columbia, and to erect and maintain mills, smelters and all appliances for the reduction or handling of  metals and minerals, and to do all things necessary or  proper in connection with the foregoing objects, as aforesaid.   .  The amount of capital stock of the said company is two  million five hundred thousand (2,500,000) dollars, divided  into five hundred thousand shares of the par value of five  (5) dollars each.  The time of the existence of the said conipany is fifty  years.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Trail, British Columbia.  In testimony whereof! have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this 22nd day of June, 1891, at the  city of Victoria, province of British i Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  DO NOT USE POOR MATERIAL  in buildings when first-class  JJ_I  are for sale in any quantity by the  SON  SAWMILL 00.  Yiiril:   At end of Flume in ' Nelson.  Mill:  Two Miles''Soutii or Nelson.  .��������������������������������������������� , ���������        -&   '������������������ '  Builders concede that the lumber from our mill is ALL  OF 1TIRST-CLASS FINISH, both in the rough and  dressed.   Parties ordering any of the above  material from us \Adll have the same  delivered  .promptly   in   any  part of Nelson. ,. c  CORD-WOOD   AND   STOVE-WOOD  cut and run down the lumber flume, and sold  at low prices.  The Kootenay Lake Saw-mill is  always ready for business. Lumber��������� good, bad, and indifferent--on  hand or made to order.  GL 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January 15th.  MANUFACTURERS  OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PRICE  HIST  (DELIVERED  AT NELSON,   AINSAVORTH,   OR   BALFOUR).  No. 1 flooring, ������ 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  . ��������� "  .         "         DI),          "  27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot  10  uoirttir.  No. 1 common, per M.   ... $20 00  No. 2        " "     15 00  Culls, "     12 00  Shingles, "      * 50  MOU>IN������S.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot... . .2������@10c  Mills at Pilot Bay, Kootenaiy Lake.  Geo. GL Bushby,   .   .   .   Manager  j H������. F. FEBfcKY, Agent sit Nelson.  BKESl'SEK & WATSON, Agents at Aiiisworth.  r.*Si* i ^.jr&W-r^KXV  ?r^7^!$z^  > W *l THE   MINEE:    JSTELSON,. B.   0.,- SATUBDAY,  JULY  11,   1891.  OUR NATIONAL HIG-HWAY.  Through Passenger e Service from Ocean; to Ocean.  LOWEST FAEES TO ALE POINTS  To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  Kootenay JLuke Shippers will be consulting   their   own  interests  by shipping by the  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company's  leaves Sproat's Landing for REVELSTOKE  every Tuesday and Friday, making connection with trains for  VAtfOOUVEE,  g riMioisr'X'i^E^^ii,,0  NEW WESTMINSTER,.o , 3T   pATJIj  CHICAGO.  VICTORIA,  to  AND all points east.  For rates, maps,   time-tables,  etc.,  etc., apply  to any  agent of the company.  ROBERT KERR, D.  E.  BROWN,  Gen'l Fr't and Passenger Ag't, Ass't Gen'l Fr't & Pas'r Ag't.  Winnipeg, Manitoba. ,     Vancouver, B. C.,,  THE    COLUMBIA    &   KOOTENAY   ..STEAM  NAVIGATION   COMPANY,   LB&  THE STEAMEE LYTI  will leave REVELSTOKE every Monday and Thursday  at A A. M. for Robson and Little Dalles, connecting  at Robson with the Columbia & Kootenay R.;R.,  and at. Little Dalles with the Spokane  & Northern R...R..  Returning, will leave LITTLE DALLES every Tuesday  and Friday at 9 A. M., arriving at Robson between  3 and 5 P. M.,and remaining from 15 to 30  minutes, then proceeding to Revelstoke. "    .;'  F., G. ���������MIMSTIBE9 Agent,.'-'  'KJEVKLSTOKE,  IS. ���������.  STEAMEE SUEPEISE  Parties wishing to charter the steamer SURPRISE can  obtain full particulars by applying to H. Selous, 13 East  Baker street, or to R. F. Perry,'the company's agent at  Nelson. DAVIES-SAYWARD COMPANY.  Nelson, June 18th, 1891.  puaue rnorograpners  WEST BAKER STREET, NELSON.  9  Views of Nelson and all the most interesting scenery in  British Columbia.  Dealers   in   Steel   Engravings,   Etchings,    Photo-  ; G-ravnres, Archotyj)es, etc.  Picture Mats and all kinds of Framing done to order.  NELSON, B. C.  are now settled in their new store, No. 2 Houston & Ink  building, and have on display a full range of  Plain and Pancy "Worsted Suitings and Scotch and  Irish Tweeds and Serges.  DPIRIOIES TOSUIT TIOIIE TIUVHIES  NELSON CITY7     ~  All persons are hereby cautioned not to remove any  timber or sand from Lot 58 A, Group 1, West Kootenay  ipstrict. JOSHUA DA VIES, managing director  Nelson City Land & Improvement Co.  Nelson, June 18th, 1891.  tfEEI>   NOT   LOOK   TO   ENGLAND   FOSE   MONEY.  A well-known financier of New York, who is  now in London, writes:  "Everything is very dull  here, and the general opinion seems to be that a  verydull time may be expected this fall. The English expect to get out of the Argentine troubles  without loss, but credit is so attenuated there,  has been drawn to so fine a point that it is likely  to break at the slightest cause.    There is no cohesion among the banks in London like t���������here is  among the banks in New York���������the Baring ca.se  was an exceptional one���������and it is every bank for  itself.    The   English   banks   were   undoubtedly  in a very weak  condition, but they have been  strengthening themselves very much lately, and  are stronger now than they have been for some  time past.    They expect,.or at any rate hope, to  keep the gold imported from the United States,  but I do not see how, they can do it.   England and  France must take a great deal of wheat from  America this fall, and they will have to pay for  it probably in gold.    I do not hear much about  silver, but-.the'general opinion among bankers  seems to be that   the United   States is slowly  drifting to a silver basis.    A great respect is evidently entertained in Europe for America and its ,  resources, but just at present England does not  want any American securities.    They are contracting everything as much as possible in the  belief thai everything is going to be very dull for  the   balance of  the  year.    There will   be  little  money for speculation or new enterprise."  BALFOUR, B. (J.  Wholesale,  Kcfail, am!   ComssiissHoii.  Merchant,  ry  s ana u-rocenes.  FIVE PER CENT DISCOUNT  will be allowed on all retail  CASH purchases, of over $5,  on any line of goods.   Liberal discounts on CASH  wholesale orders.  of the Kootenay Lake Ooimtry, and others whom  it may Concern and Interest:  My stock of sample goods, consisting of the following  lines, is now open for inspection, and I am prepared to receive orders for any amount. Fine clothing of all sorts,  (under- and over-), boots, hats, (over 100 different, including men's, boys', and girls'), towels, ties, braces, blankets,  carpets, mats, needles, thread, cotton, buttons, etc.  Prices will be quoted to merchants f. o. b. at the nearest  wharf, thus saving them all trouble with custom or freight  agents, and so forth. Special inducements for cash payments on large orders. Call and see the stock before  ordering your fall supplies, and I think you "will be pleased.  A small stock also on sale to retail customers.  CHARLES   WESTLY BUSK, Balfour, B. C.  FOOT   OF. WAKD   STREET,  ISAIAH STEVENSON, Proprietor.  Boats to hire by the hour  or day at reasonable rates.  Boats built and repaired.  BAliFOUR,   B. ���������.  BOAT   BUILDEKS.  Hold your orders for Peterborough  canoes until you see  specimens of our work and obtain our prices.  Physician, Surgeon, and Accoucheur,  Office:    Stanley Street.  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor*   Notary Public, Etc,  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B. C.  CHAMBER,  Notary Public,  Nelson.   ,.'.'  A. G. Tiiynne,  C. G. HENSltAAVy  Vancouver  Real Estate, Mining Brokers,  AND  Insurance Agents.  7   REAL  ESTATE.    ,:  Good  BSsi.siiiess .Lois .Tor Sale  this Weds.  Streets are being cleared and graded in the Hoover Addition.. Lots selling fast from ������135 to ������300 per lot. NO  BUILDING CONDITIONS. Terms one-third cash; balance on time. '  Mining claims and mining interests handled adva.ntage-  ously on small margin. Quotations given on all classes of  mining machinery.  Citizens of Canada, fire and accident;.Equitable of New  York, life.Good Companies;  fliood Eta^es.        \   ���������   .  NELSON ������������������ OFFICE, 105 WEST BAKEE STLEET.  '��������� ���������-'���������  YaSBeOISV'er    <MJJC<\    ,'{4������   WilSOl'   SlB'Cef. -  -^ ��������� ' ���������'. "  r~'  ��������� - i ^A-  MINING   ENGINEER- AND.   CHEMIST,  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis," the "iron Ores of  the World," etc.; expert in the "Bluebird  Mining Suit" (Butte City);  "��������� XB5B.SO.\,  85. V.  Will examine and report on, or superintend the development, of, mining properties in West Kootenay; advises on the treatment of ores, and furnishes -specifications of mining,milling, and smelting plants.  ASSAY <!BHA!I6������ES : Gold, silver, or lead, ������1.50 each.  Gold and silver, or lead and silver, ������2, Copper, ������2.50.  Silver and copper, $3. Gold, silver, and lead, ������3. Gold,  silver, and copper, ������1; and so on.  Corner   EBate or and   StanJoy.-Streets,  i zn~"v^:e] s t nvc iej x^  TS  FOR NON-RESIDENTS A 'SPECIALTY.  KIEXTS    f'OLBJH'TBSI  THE  in^rrs .vmaawtku  Kootenay Safe Deposit Co.  xb-^sox, k. <-.,  will  shortly transact a general banking business in the  Houston & Ink block. C. TAYLOR, Manager.  N.  HOOVER  still has a few more cases of CONDENSED MILK for sale. THE  MINEE:    KELSON,   B.   C,   SATURDAY,  JULY  11,   1891.  The ������Miner is phinted 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 $1.  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 xIdvertisements will be inserted, for  15 cents a line for the first insertion and 7 cents a line  for each additional insertion. Twelve lines of 9 words  each make an inch. All advertisements printed for  a less period than 3 months considered transient and  - must be paid for in advance. Advertisements of less  than 12 lines will be counted as 12 lines.  Birth Notices free if 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.   :    ��������� ;.   v: : ���������.���������.'������������������  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.  What is to be done with the lead ores of Kootenay district is a question. The duty imposed  onr lead ores and lead bullion by the United  States bars shipments to that country, unless the  ores and bullion run high in silver, and the low  price of lead in Canada and Great Britain prevents profitable treatment of the ores in Canada.  If the consumption of lead in Canada was equal  to. the.' expected output of our galena mines, the  question would be easy of solution, provided,  always, that the Dominion government would  place a duty on pig lead equal to that imposed  by the United States. Although reliable data is  not at hand, it is stated that the total consumption of lead in Canada is'less than 8000 tons  annually���������an amount hardly equal to the product of a 50-ton smelter run continuously.  'There appears to be but one way out of the  difficulty, that is, by reciprocal arrangements  with the United States: on condition that Our  ores and bullion he admitted free into the United  States, the free importation of all machinery  used in mining to be granted by Canada. The  Dominion government should be advised as to  the situation, and consulted as to the best way  in which to bring about the desired result.  Public meetings for a discussion of the question  shbuldv.be held in every camp in the district, and  to that end The Miner, suggests that the meeting at Nelson be held on Monday evening, the  27th instant.   That the "mineral  exhibit sent from  this province last fall to the  expositions held in eastern  Canada was of any benefit  to  the  mining districts is an open question, and it is doubtful if  the claim owners of West Kootenay can be induced to again collect and forward samples from  their prospects and mines.    This is because they  feel that a mineral exhibit is not properly appreciated by people who attend .agricultural fairs,  and never understood by the commissioner sent  along with a mixed ex hi bit from a province with  such  varied resources as has British Columbia.  An association, with its  headquarters at Vancouver, is in the field soliciting exhibits for the  Toronto exposition, and  any claim owner who  wishes to do so can  send specimens of ores addressed,   "Toronto  Exhibit,  care of   D.   Oppen-  heimer,  Vancouver,"' which will be carried free  by the various transportation companies centering at   the   town   whose  Board of  Trade   said  there   was   not   one   mine  in   the whole of the  Kootenay Bake country.  It is surprising1 how easily and rapidly bills  g-ranting charters to railways that terminate at  Vancouver are passed to a third reading in the  house of commons at Ottawa. But let a bill  chartering a railway in any other section of the  province be.pnce introduced, then objections are  raised on every hand and on all manner of pre  texts. Yet the members from Victoria, as well  as the m em hers from the other districts of the  province, vote solidly to retain in office a government that would hand over the transportation  business of the province to a corporation that is  doing its utmost to upbuild Vancouver at  the expense of every town in British Columbia. With a former chief attorney as premier  at Ottawa, and a brother of that chief attorney  general superintendent of its Pacific division and  the power that pulls the, strings that makes  ���������British, Columbia's premier dance, the Canadian  Pacific is all-powerful both at Ottawa and Victoria. : .'���������   - '-���������. ���������   '��������� ���������'____ -,'     .,  '.   ���������  A political party that.'-merely.-carries out the  wishes of a corporation cannot be long lived. Already the disintegration of the Conservative  party in Canada, which was predicted as a result,  of the death of sir John Maedonald has begun.  The Montreal 'Star, heretofore Conservative in  its leanings and a supporter of sir John's administration, has inaugurated a campaign of open  and bitter hostility to the Abbott administration. "The cabinet is weak," says the Star,"and  the new leader inspires no confidence." It makes  no bones about' declaring that the party " will  "fall to pieces, and that no one can be found to  "fake the old chieftain's place." And -the Star and  other journals of like opinions have a following  and support that are creating serious concern in  governmental circles. Revolutions of this kind  seldom go backward. The hand writing is on the  wall. The Conservative party must make way  for one not so closely allied to the Canadian Pacific railway. ___  Now that the pope's encyclical has been published in full in this country, justice coin pels the  admission that it is not  the jumble of generalities and platitudes which the first cablegrams' led  us to suspect.    It proves to be a strong and able  document, dealing in a spirit of unwonted and  surprising liberality with the great  problem of  the day���������-the industrial question.   The holy father  does not, indeed, throw much new light upon the  subject.   Certainly he fails to make clear the way  in  which the great  evils which he graphically  describes are to-be removed by either the church  or the state, or by the unequal union of the two  which he no doubt regards as their only proper  relation to each other.   At the outset he combats  vigorously the doctrine of state socialism, which  is becoming so formidable a. foe to.the established  order in Europe.    He takes as his first and most  fundamental principle, the inviolability of private property.    To deny this is to strike at the  best interests of every wage-earner by robbing  him of his personal liberty and taking away his  spur to effort, deteriorating his-character in the  process, and breaking in upon the family relations, which are the basis of social order.    State  socialism would,  iri  short, end in the levelling  clown of all to the same condition of misery and  dishonor.    With all this we are  very familiar,  also with the threadbear assurances that toil and  sufferings, riches and povei'ty, are a part of the  common  lot, and  must be so to the end.    Such  teachings do not surprise us; we expect to find  them in the encyclical.    What does surprise us  as emanating from the Vatican is what follows:  The pope freely admits that the workinginen are  suffering gross injustice; that under modern conditions they are not receiving a fair share of  the products of their toil, and not only the church  but the state has a duty to discharge in the matter.    The part assigned to the church does not  differ materially from the  teachings of Christians of every name.    The rich man may have a  right to the possession of his money, but he has  not aright to use it as he pleases.    He must not  consider his outward possessions as his own, but  as common to all.    This is no doubt good scripture doctrine, and were it acted upon by all, the  labor problem would cease to exist, and society  would rapidly approach the millenial condition  which his holiness has before warned his readers  is now  and ever will be   unattainable  in this  world.    This, too, is familiar enough.    The real  difficulty comes when the pope goes on to say  not only  that hours of labor should be shortened; that the  labor of   women   and children  should  be  limited and  regulated;  that wages  should be  made enough  to support the wage-  earner in reasonable frugal comfort, but that if  all'this cannot be brought, about otherwise, it  should be done by the state.. AH'this may be  true and right.    We are not just now affirming  or denying the right of the state to 'interfere in  such  matters.    But What becomes of the antisocial principles laid down  so carefully at the  outset?    The question of the right of the state  to interfere, is -reduced after ail to a mere matter  of social or- moral expediency.    But when once  the state begins to restrict freedom of contract,  to regulate hours  of   labor, to prescribe minimum  rates of wages,  and  so forth,   who shall  draw the line to limit its movements, or stav its  interference?    Has not his holiness neutralized  his own fundamental principle, ranged himself  unmistakably on the  side of the new political  economy, and in so doing given another illustration of the .-drift.-of the tide of tendency which  seems everywhere to bo setting in the direction  of that very state socialism he so earnestly deprecates?  The people of Montana, though so far inland,  are becoming liberal as cosmopolitans. They no  longer fear that the floating of a, British flag on  their soil on the Fourth of July will subject them  to the domination of that flag, or lessen their  love for the stars and stripes. At Great Falls  the Fourth was celebrated in genuine American  style. The declaration of independence was read;  an oration was delivered; and the day was observed as a general holiday. The British and  American flags floated side by side on all the  public and many of the private buildings. The  town was invaded by hundreds of people from  the surrounding 'country���������many coming from  Lethbridge and other towns in Alberta, Canada.  This is as it should be. The two peoples do not  surrender a single iota of their independence or  sacrifice a iot of their love of country bv these  neighborly displays of good feeling. It is merely  an evidence that they are .forget:tirig the Boston  harbor tea-spilling episode.  The chancellor of the exchequer of Great Brit-',  ian says the government is willing to advance  $250,000 to British Columbia, in order to promote  the immigration of desirable families from the  fishing districts of the Highlands of Scotland  to the province.' We wonder if the owners of  the salmon canneries on the coast, many of whom  are Scotchmen, will give these Scotch fishermen  employment, in preference-to Chinese?  The Kootenay Smelting and Trading  Syndicate, Limited, of Kevelstoke, B. 0.  are prepared to sample and purchase  all kinds of  Prices and all information furnished on application.  J. CAMPBELL, manager.  L.Ljj^!*?:l.-lr-._-iJ������i' ���������_ ���������!���������������"��������� .������    ��������� r ��������� THE  MINEft:    NELSON,  B.  0., ^SATUEDAY,  JULY 11,   189L  Dealers in Dry G-oods, G-roceries, Provisions, Canned Goods, Hardware, Etc.   Miners' Supplies a Specialty,  The stock is Ml and coirMete in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oocls  and compare Prices. .      '  Main Street, REYELSTOKE.  9 and ILEast Vernon Street. NELSON.  THE   OUTIOOR   OF   JLOW-SRIO,E2>   JLASSOSJSfc.  The relation in which this large industrial evolution stands to our problem of the poor low-  skilled   worker  is not obscure.     In comparing  the movement  of  capital with that of labour  we  saw  that  in  one  respect  the former   was  clearer   and   more  perfect.    The  weaker capitalist, lie who fails to keep pace with industrial  progress, and  will' not avail  himself of the advantage which union gives to contending pieces  o of capital,  is simply snuffed  out;   that  is,   he  ceases to have an independent existence as  a  capitalist when he can  no longer-rnake profit.  The laggard, ill-managed piece of capital is swept  off the board.    This is possible, for the capital is  a property separable from its owner.    The case  of labour is different.    The labour-power is not  separable from the person of the labourer.    So  the labourer left behind in the evolution of labour  organization  does not at once perish, but continues to struggle on in a position which is ever  becoming weaker.    'Organize or starve,'is the  law of modern labour movements.    The mass of  low-skilled workers find themselves fighting the  industrial battle for existence, each for himself,  in the old-fashioned way, without any of the advantages which  organization  gives their more  prosperous brothers.    They  represent the  survival of an earlier industrial stage.  If the crudest  form of the struggle were permitted to rage with  unabated  force,  many would  be swept  out   of  life, thereby rendering successful  organization  and industrial advance more possible, to the survivors.    But modern notions of humanity insist :  upon the retention  of  these superfluous, low-  skilled workers, while at the same time failing to  recognize, and making no real attempt to provide  against, the inevitable result of that retention.  Byallowingthe continuance of the crude struggle  for existence which is the form industrial competition takes when applied to the low-skilled workers, and at the same time forbidding the proved  'unfittest' to be cleared out of the world, we seem  to perpetuate and intensify the struggle.    The  elimination of the 'unfit' is the necessary means  of progress enforced by the law of competition.  An insistence on the survival, and a. permission  of continued struggle to the unfit, cuts off the  natural avenue of progress for their more fit competitors.   So long as the crude industrial struggle  is permitted on these unnatural terms, the effective organization and'progress of the main body  of low-skilled workers seems a logical impossibility.    If the upper strata of low-class workers are  enabled to organize, and, what is in ore-difficult,  to protect themselves against incursions of outsiders, the position of the lower strata will become even more hopeless and helpless.    If one by  one all the avenues of regular low-skilled labour  are closed by securing a practical monopoly of  this and that work for the members of a union,  the superfluous body of labourers will be driven  more and more to depend on irregular jobs, and  forced more and more into concentrated masses  of city dwellers, will be present an ever-growing  difficulty and danger to national order and national health.   Consideration of the general progress of the working classes has no force to set  aside this problem.    It seems not unlikely that  we are entering on a. new phase of the poverty  question. Theupper strata of low-skilled labour  a re learn ing to organ ize. If they succeed in forming and maintaining strong unions, that is to say,  in lifting themselves from the chaotic struggle of  an earlier industrial epoch, so as to get fairly on  the road of modern industrial progress, the condition of those left bc4hind will press the illogical-  it y of our present national economy upon us with  a drama-tic.'force which will be more convincing  than logic, for it will appeal to a growing national sentiment of pity and humanity which  will take no denial, arid will find itself driven for  the first time to a serious recognition of poverty  as a. national industrial disease, requiring a national industrial remedy.  The great problem of poverty thus resides in  the conditions of the low-skilled workman. To  live industrially under the new order he must  organize. He cannot .organize because he is so  poor, so ignorant, so weak. Because he is not  organized he continues to be poor, ignorant,  weak. Here is a great dilemma, of which whoever shall have found the key will have done  Winch to solve theprohlem of poverty.  DEALERS IN  OX3ZE3VCZO-A^IL,S.  'WHOLESALE     DKAIiEItS     Itf--������M;ARS..     KAYMO.Wfe  SEWBNtt    MACHINES   IS   ST������WK.  Oor.East Baker and Ward Streets.  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,  STORE   BUILDING   FOR   RENT.  A store-room on North street, Ainsworth, for rent at $25  a month. The building was until recently occupied by the  Lindsey Mercantile Company. Apply to or address E.  HARROP, Aiasworth, 13. C.  W.  JV  WILSON.  PROPRIETORS  OF  .... AT. .  NELSON AND AINSWOETB:.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboat!  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake'country.'  -4  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  lyil^IKIZE]    COKTBACTS  with  merchants for hauling freight to or from   railroad  depot and steamboat wharf. l  NELSON  OEFICE AND MARKET,  IT"  Skua  ;aker  mm i  PROPRIETOR  OF  THE  ZPZEOZESTIEIEIR,  AND  Ware? Stfi'ootf.,   miv  Vowrnmenl Sb5:.i?.<15n^.  NELSON, B. C.  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or Learns can be used.    Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL CONTRACT TO CAEEY PASSENOEES  and baggage to and from hotels; also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  IELSON.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS  Stove ami  Conhvood   for Sale.  m             mu THE  MINEE:    NELSON,   B.   0.,   SATURDAY,  JULY  11, 1891.  Main Street  y      ear*    %J������  Wright Street,  . IXE-A-ZLIEIEiS    TJST  Miners' Supplies, Iron and  Dry G-oods,  el, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and  en's Furnishings, Etc., Etc.  ZCSsT-   IB_    Having bought the stock and , bo ok debts of the late firm of E. S. WILSON & 00., all parties having .outstanding accounts  are requested to call and settle them as soon as possible. :'  Henry Anderson, ;, ���������  Notar}'  Public.  John L. Retal'"lack.  erson  MiX'EKAI,: I'-'LABMS -Bfcfii:<U������>flM*fi3B>. A.\������ -'TBUX.SBWBEBeJMft  AT  Real Estate and Mining Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  (!i'������wu<*rnul.s 'obtained for Miiici'iil Claims.' ' '  ��������� A*������-eniLs for ''Absentee���������laim  Owners.  ..";'. .    Collection's Made.  Coo'i'esooiMlenee SoEieite<l.  Office in Townsite office. Sutton street, Ainsworth, B. C.  9  (Late Assayer for the Anaconda Company, Butte, Montana.  ASSATEE and CHEMSjI  1  -AS'XSWWBETaff,-- ������. ������...  Assay Charges.-���������Gold, silver, or lead, ������1.50 each. Gold  and silver or lead and silver, ������2. Copper, $2.50. Silver and  copper, .|3. Gold, .silver, and lead, $3. Gold, silver, and  copper, ������3.50.  ALFR  AflXSWOBMlB,. -B5. 1\  Gold, silver, or lead, ������1.50 each. Gold and silver or load  and silver, ������2. Gold, silver, and lead, ������3. Copper, $2.50.  Silver and copper, ������3. Gold," silver, and. copper, ������3.50. All  copper assays by electrolysis.  ARCHITECT,  I'  GOITRAO'TOK  AND   BUILDEB,  . .4B.YSWOBSTSB,   BS. V.  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.  NJSLS0N,   TOAD   MOUNTAIN   DISTRICT.  Friday, .Inly 3rd.���������The East End, situate.on the cast slope  of Toad '.���������mountain, ��������� commencing: at the east side of the  Grizzly Bear; Michael Malloy, locator. The Sunny Side,  situate on Toad mountain, at the west end of the Cariboo  claim; W. T.��������� Clark, locator. The McLaughlin, situate at  the head of the west branch, of Give Out creek, LV mile  northwest of the Silver King; William Lauman, Thomas  II. Boyd, and X).-.McLaughlin, locators. The Kootenay,  situate on the north side of Kootenay river, at the lirst falls  above Ward's crossing ; W. H. Schwerdfeger, locator. The  St.-Louis, situate on Morning mountain, lg- miles northeast  of Morning and. Evening claims, and parallel with the Silver Cord ; Mi cha.el Eagan,'locator.  Saturday, July ith.���������The Dandy situate on Toad mountain, re-record in favor of A; H. Kelly, James Fox and John  II. Cook.  Monday, July 6th.��������� The Marrion, situate on .the summit  of Cariboo mountain, 1 mile from t-the head of Bird creek,'  George H. Kcefer, II. G. Tatlow, J. W. McFarland, H. T.  Ceperley and Michael Monaghan, locators. The Mountain  Blossom, situate on Toad mountain, 1 mile south of the Silver King; William Lewis, loeator. The Silver Tip, situate  on Toad mountain, 1 mile south of the Silver King,'commencing at the west end line of the Jumbo; John McGinnis,  locator.  BILLS OF SALE. <  ^Thursday, July 2nd.���������Frederic Sutter to Alfred J. Marks,  n- 'interest in the Sutter claim, situated on Give Out creek;  coiWideration ������50. r  Monday, July 6th.��������� Charles Van Ness to James M. Buxton, s- interestin the vDollie claim, the lower extension of  the lioyal Canadian; consideration ������155.  Tuesday, July 7th.-- J. C.Brown to Thomas Smirl,} interest in the, Daisy claim, situate alongside the Kootenay  Bonanza; and :|- interest in'the Jumbo, on Toad mountain;  consideration ������1000.  AT AINSWORTH,  HOT SPRINGS  DISTRICT.  Friday, July 3rd.��������� The Rita situate about 4 miles west of  Kootenay lake and being a north end extention of the No.  1; John Campbell, locator. The Boss, situate about 3 miles  west of Kootenay lake and adjoining the north side line of  the Major; J. A. Whitticr, locator. ���������  Monday, July 6th.���������The Lake View situate about 3  miles west of Kootenay lake and about ~k mile cast of the  Fourth of July and adjoining the Mount Ranier; Duncan  McDonald and Dan McRae, locators. The 91, situate about  4 miles west of Kootenay lake on Cedar creek, and being a  south end extension of the Gap; George Schroder, locator.  The Notch, situated about 4 miles west of Kootenay lake  and running parallel with the east side line of the On Deck;  Frank Ernst, locator. :  Thursday, July 7th.���������The Rose Bud, situated about 12^  miles southeast of Crawford's bay, east shore of Kootenay  lake; Constantine Von Moerkeeke and Gusc ITallin, locators. The Hilarity, situated on the south side of the town  site of Ainsworth; IT. D. McLeod and W. W. Sprague, locators.  Wednesday, July 8th.��������� The Granite, situated about 3  miles west of Kootenay lake and running parallel with the  east side line of the Black Jack; Isaac Vulgian, locator.  ABS.S.WOKTIfi, M. ���������.  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.  ALL   T������ASY3i^G   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Ageiils'    for  ' 8>ayies-Say ward''   SawmillCompany's  LuntneiY Moldings,  and   Shingles.  ABNSWW&TIB,''JS. ���������../.  Drugs and Medicines, Wall Paper, Paints and Oils,  Tobacco and Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  . Stationery,'.etc.  i'Q.  Siitton .Street, "AB:\SWOBtTBB, BS. C.  JOSIAH BROWN. ...... ...... PROPRIETOR  (Formerly of Virginia, Nevada.)  The only short-order house  in Hot Springs district.  Porterhouse and tenderloin steaks a specialty.  Meals at all hours.  EgSSa m ���������        PE3S3ESZ  ������     u     &>        i  Ainsworth, Hot Springs District, B. C.  Miners' Supplies, Provisions,..Tools,  Crockery, Clothing, Stationery, Etc., Etc.  Persons buying from us will avoid the necessity of paying  duty on goods at Canadian custom-house on the river.  This rapidly growing town, being the center of the well-known  MINING- DISTRICT," presents an unrivaled field for business  investment.    The townsite proprietors are now prepared to sell on'reas  terms a limited number of business and residence lots.   F  lve  ���������-S ap  -A-G-EHsTT,  STJTTOIsr  nm  dirieet  a.izn~s'wo:rt,:e3::, ib. o  re?!?  WITT   nnr������T3Fi������i;      ������SSJ    ���������      li   vi   i    ������-*  !������������������������ THE  MINER:    NELSON,  B.   0.,   SATURDAY,   JULY  11,   1891.  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, &.C.  H.   8l   T.   MADDEN  Proprietors.  The Madden is c0eiitrally Located,  with a frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  T H IE       T '^l IB LE  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE   BAR   IS   STOCKED  WITH  THE   BEST  ��������� (-��������� .  brands of beer, ale, wine, whisky, and cigars.  '8k  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TW0-ST0EY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-BOOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIOAKS  AND THE FINEST BEANDS OF LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  BAUFOIIK,   18. C.  PLINT "&' GALLOP, Proprietors.  The BALFOUR commands a fine view of the Outlet and  Lake, and will be kept second to no hotel in  Hot Springs district.  Balfour is easily accessible to the mines in Hot Springs  district, and is in the center of a large area of mineral country not yet prospected.   It is also  within easy distance of the Kootenay  Lake and Pilot Bay sawmills.  ALL   THE   BOYS   ���������0   TO  IVo. 15 Baiter Street,  when they are looking for fun.   The best of wines,  liquors, and cigars always on hand.  COPPEIfc  -MSCOYEBfcY   ON' BUCK ,. CREEK.  Jap King has not got the only good thing in  Goat River district. It is reported that an 18-  foot  copper ledge  has   been discovered on the  north side of Duck creek, the ore from which  gives good assays. Already a number of locations have been made. A road to the camp can  easily be built from the Kootenay, and one too  that will be comparatively dry. ���������     '  ���������!'* The  Finest Hotel in Toad   Mountain District."  THE  ER KING  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets,  ./ xmstoN, b. c."  JOHIMSON   &   SVIAHGNEY,  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.     ���������  ..  East "Baker Street,  Nelson,  Is one of the best hotels in Toad Mountain district,  and is the headquarters for prospectors and  working miners.  The Table is not Surpassed by that of any Hotel  in the Kootenay Lake country.  At the Ear is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MALONG  ������������ CLAltK   PK,OI������B&IETORS  TRAIL CREEK, B. C.  W.  R.  FOOT/TON l"S50FaiIETOR  The Gladstone is the best kept hotel in the Trail Creek  mining district, its proprietor being a caterer of experience.  The table will always be supplied with the best of everything obtainable. The bar is stocked with choice liquors  and cigars, including Hiram Walker & Sons pure rye  whiskies.    Good stabling for animals.  The Lindsay Mercantile Company (Foreign).  Registered the 24th day of June, 1891.  CERTIFICATE   OF  REGISTRATION.  This is to certify that I have this.day registered "The  Lindsay Mercantile Company" (Foreign), under the "Companies Act."  The objects for which the said company is formed are:  Generally to deal in all kinds of merchandise and securities; to buy and sell groceries, provisions, liquors, cigars,  tobaccos and to do a general retail and wholesale jobbing  business in groceries and agricultural products in all their  branches and details; to own, lease and improve such real'  estate as may be necessary and proper for the carrying on  and carrying out the general purposes of this business; to  lease, sell or otherwise dispose of, in such manner as the  board of trustees may think fit, such real estate as it may  acquire; to borrow money for the purpose of this business  and to issue bonds, notes, bills or other evidences of indebtedness therefor, and to secure the same by pledges of its  property by mortgages or otherwise; to loan the money of  the corporation on such terms as the board of trustees may  deem expedient, and to accept and receive mortgages and  other securities therefore.  The amount of the capital stock of the said company is  fifty thousand (50,000) dollars, divided into live hundred  shares of one hundred (100) dollars each.  The time of the existence of the said company is fifty  years.  The place of business of the said company is located at  Ainsworth, British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I have hereto set my hand and affixed my seal of office this 24th day of June, 1891, at the  city of Victoria, province of British Columbia.  C.  J.  LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  HOTEL  .EAST-.T^'ZISOX;  STBEB3ET,-   NKAR   HALL.  ,-,,",'���������  .       '   THE.GRAND.'  :':    .  WILL BE  CONDUCTED   IN  GOOD STYLE  . : -AND AS'.   ...  '.������������������'���������:'���������..  IT FRONTS ON THE OUTLET  IT IS ONE OF THE  BEST SITUATED jHOTEIlS IN NELSON.  THE DINING-ROOM IS NOT  SURPASSED, . ;':;,: ���������.'.:'.:..".  BY THAT OF ANY HOTEL ON THE LAKE  AND THE BAR WILL  ALWAYS   BE   STOCKED   WITH    CHOICE  LIQUORS AND CIGARS.  A SSI S E N  & B:L.QM BE R G,  PROPRIETORS.  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  'xBtJiiSOK, 15. ������������������.   ^  AXEL  JOHNSON,  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  E   ROOMS  THE   TABLE  are comfortable in size and       is  acknowledged   the best  newly furnished. in the mountains.  TIHC  B^IR,  is stocked with  the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  TEC IE  HOTEL AND EESTAUEANT.  AEALS   AT  ALL   HOURS  OB'B3.\    DAY    AffB������    NIUBflT.  Eooms and Sleeping Accommodations for 30 People  NO.  13   EAST BAKER   STREET.  PKOPKIKTOIIS.  TBtAIBi,  15. ���������.  TOPPING & HANNA Proprietors  Good Table;  ������oo������I I5e<ls;   Iffyas-���������loHC   Liquors.  ���������fit  ���������ia-i  iPSjTitiurr/^"^^ ^iTTTvrii^Trr^ tjF&i^������iniT-*-mf'*.Jri&- :��������� ���������; ^���������^r^S'Ti^^'^Tii "^'^���������"rr'i??  ifr^������;':^.^;������j,&^  ra"������5TTn',mMirtiH������iMHMW������^  :*���������-"  wiuawmui 8  THE  MINER:    UELSOtt,   B.  0.,  SATtTEDAY, JULY 11,  1891.  isale G-rocer and iquor  G-ents'rurnishings and SportingG-oods.  AGENT FOR   HAMILTON  POWDER  COMPANY AND   HIRAM  WALKER  & SONS' WHISKIES.  lie Streets,  Main Street, Revelstoke, B. 0.  SMALL, .NUGGETS   OF   NEWS.  Passengers arriving at Nelson this week from the north  report a number of settlers going into Fire valley. They  leave the steamer on the west shore of Lower Arrow lake,  the valley being separated from that lake by a low divide.,  Dune McDonald and a gang of men are employed in erecting cabins along the-Kootenay, between Ward's ferry and  the railway crossing, for the accommodation of tourists  who desire to have a few days fishing in the finest trout  stream in America. '  On Friday the Surprise brought in a tow of 75,000 feet of  lumber from the sawmill at Pilot Bay for the Davies-Say-  ward yard at Nelson.  ��������� It is not unusual to see men who did not know a fishing!'  rod" from a handspike when they first arrived in the Lake  country a.-month' ago, walk into their respective, hotels at  Nelson with strings of fish numbering all the way from a  dozen to half a hundred, wearing a sort of lofty O-this-is-  nothing-unusual-for-me sort of air as they hand them to  the landlordwith instructions to have them properly served  for next morning's breakfast.    A great country this.j  During a few minutes' absence from his room in an Ainsworth hotel, on Tuesday evening, R. A. Bain bridge, the  civil engineer, lost $80 or $90 in money.    The money was  taken from a wallet which mr. Bainbridge placed on a  washstand while he Went down stairs for a pitcher of  water.  Wilson & Perdue have started a meat market at Ainsworth, and Albert Barret will open one at, Nelson next  week.   His cattle are expected in on Thursday.  Hunt & Dover, jewelers, Odell & Squire, merchant tailors, William Kirkup, siovesand tinware, James McDonald  & Co., furniture, James Delaney, house furnishings and  ladies' goods, and C. Taylor, banker, all occupy stores in  the Houston & Ink building on Josephine street. J. H.  Matheson will occupy the new Houston & Ink building on  Josephine and Baker streets, in which he will fit up the  finest barber-shop and bath-rooms in the province.  A year ago dr. Campbell, manager of the Revelstoke  smelter, purchased a 25-foot lot on Wrigbt street, Ainsworth, for $150, and at the time thought he was making a  bad bargain. This week he sold that lot to Green Brothers  for $700. Doctor, that is pretty near as good as selling promoter's stock in a gas company.  The Kootenay Lake Telephone Company is stringing 2  wires from Toad mountain to Nelson���������one for the Silver  King, the other for the Dandy and Grizzly Bear. The wire  is already strung from the Nelson Sawmill Company's mill  to Nelson. Next week the contractors will begin putting  in poles between Balfour and Ainsworth. Wires will run  from the latter place to the Krao, Lnited, Tenderfoot,  Fourth, Number One, and Skyline mines.  The people of Nelson no longer eat their porridge with  cream skimmed from condensed milk, but with genuine  cream skimmed from milk supplied by "Billy" Wilson's  dairy.  The Fourth of July was not generally celebrated at Ainsworth, the boys preferring to put in time in the mines and  on the wagon road. In the evening, however, a dance was  given in the new Olson-Williamson building, which was attended by all the matrons and maids of the town.  Divine services will be held at the church on West Baker  street Sunday evening a 8 o'clock; Rev. Thomas H. Rogers  officiating. '      .  vlJ'i1red of smglc blessedness, J. Fred Hume concluded on  yv ednesday morning last to take in a partner, for better or  tor worse. He was married at Revelstoke to Miss Lida  Irvine of Carleton county, New Brunswick. A short bridal  trip will be made to the Glacier House and to Banff Hot  Springs, after which mr. and mrs. Hume will return to  and live at Nelson.  Miss Kitty Burns of Ainsworth has given a 30-day bond  on a one-fourth interest in the Alex, a claim in Hot Springs  district, for #1000���������$100 paid down. ,  G. B. Nagle and Charles Chambers left Ainsworth this  week with a force of 12 men to begin work on the Lardeaux  trail. They went to the head of Kootenay lake on commodore Davies's twin-screw copper-bottomed steamer "Mud-  Hen."    ���������������in  Kelson toe lueorporated ?  That the people of Nelson desire incorporation  cannot be denied; that they can incorporate is  an open question. The following is the law that  must be complied with :    "It shall be lawful for  the lieutenant-governor in council, by letterspat-  ent under the public seal, to incorporate and to  erect into an incorporated city or town municipality, any locality in  the province  under the  following conditions:    If a petition  is received  by the executive council, dated and signed by  the owners, as shown in the books in the land  registry office, of more than one-half in value of  the real property to be included within the limits  of such municipality if incorporated. Such value  to be ascertained from the then last revised provincial  assessment roll.    The tract of land referred to in the petition, and which may be included in the municipality to be created, shall  not extend over or exceed an area of two thousand acres.    If within the boundaries of the land  to be created into a municipality- there are and  have been residents for at least six months before  the date of the first signatureto the petition,  :within the boundaries of the land sought to be  incorporated as a city or town.   The petitioners  shall give public notice of their intention to apply for incorporation as a municipality, by inserting for at least one month in a newspaper  published or circulating in the portion  of the  province in wThich the municipality is to be created,   and in  the  British Columbia Gazette, a  notice of their intention to apply for incorporation, signed by one or more of the petitioners.  The petition shall also state the proposed name,  limits, and extent of the land desired to be incorporated as a municipality."  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink,  BUY AND SELL  Town Lots and  Mineral  Claims,  ON 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,  Baker Street.  ~~~ TIMBER   LEASES. ~~~  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date, I 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 on the east side  of the north fork of Kaslo creek, about 2������ miles from the  mouth of north fork of same, in the West Kootenay district; thence north 60 chains ; thence west 20 chains ; thence  north 40 chains; thence west 20 chains; thence north 40  chains; thence west 20 chains; thence north 40 chains;  thence west 20 chains; thence north 20 chains; thence west  40 chains; thence south 60 chains; thence east 20 chains;  thence south 40 chains; thence east 20 chains; thence south  40 chains; thence east 20 chains; thence south 220 chains;  thence east 60 chains; thence north 160 chains, to initial  post; containing 1440 acres, more or less.  GEORGE T. KANE, for Alex. Ewen.  Nelson, B. C, July 8th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days after date, I 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 at the southeast  corner of G. T. Kane's application topurcliase, viz., lot 209;  thence west 1 mile; thence south 2 miles; thence east 1 mile,  more or less, to the shore of Kootenay lake; thence north,  following the high water mark of Kootenay lake, to initial  post; containing 1280 acres, more or less. Commencing at  a post about 2 miles northwest of the mouth of Kaslo creek;  thence west 1 mile; thence south 1? miles; thence east 1  mile; thence north 1������ miles, to initial post; containing 960  acres, more or less.  GEORGE T. KANE, for Alex. Ewen.  Ainsworth, May 1, 1891.  George C. Hunt  J. Dover  Josephine Street,  Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturing Jewelers  for the Trade.  DIAMONDS  SILYERWAKE  DEALERS IN   A  JEWELRY  WATCHES  AND  ALL FINE WATCHES  \'''l  Carefully   SSepaired   and   Satisfaction   Guaranteed.  No. 1 Houston & Ink Building, Josephine Street.  Branch Store at Donald, B. 0.  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public, etc.  Mining matters, collections, and all commercial business  attended to.   Conveyances, agreements, and other  documents drawn up.  Tolson Building Nelson, B. ���������.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL EtfaiNEEE AND AKCHITEQT,  TCMLSON   BUILDING'. NEIiSON, B. ���������������


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