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 i~c^  ... Only  Paper,  I'riiitccl  in tlie  Kootenay  Lake Mill-  . ..Jitg..Districts. -  For Kates  of Subscription and  '���������Advertising.''  See Fourth/' Page.  NUMBEK 56.  NELSON,   BEITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATUEDAY,   JULY   18,  1891.  A YEAE.  CLAH3B .'.'.OWXERS 'SHOULD    BE    KEA'SONARiLE.  For a political division of country so sparsely  settled and with  so  limited a revenue, British  Columbia   is  more than liberal0in making appropriations  for  public  works���������-in   the   way   of  roads and trails���������especially so for roads and trails  in the remote mining districts.   Let a prospector'  make a discovery that promises todevelop into  something1 mbrethan- a group of "wildcats," and  the chances are that a trail will at once be cut,  at public expense, to make, the new camp accessible.    This  has  been done  many times in the  past  and  is  being done today.    Yet, notwithstanding this liberality on the part of the province, claim  owners���������and more especially claim  owners from the mining sections of the United  States, where all roads in new districts are built  at the expense of individuals���������find fault  with  the government and  the local 'officials, if their  every demand, in the way of building roads, is  not ^complied   with.    They   imagine   it   great  injustice     and     unfair      treatment     if      they  are      compelled      to      build      even      a.     spur  from   a   trunk    road   to   a   mine.    Last   year  West Kootenay district was apportioned over  $30,000 for roads, trails, and bridges; a sum sufficiently large to make accessible ail camps in  the district, but not sufficiently large to 'build  expensive wagon roads to single mines in accessible districts, nor should a dollar of it he spent  for  such  a:-purpose."   Last   year  fair  promises  were made by claim owners as.'regards wagon  roads, but  the promises were not   kept.    Claim  owners should meet the government  half way,  and themselves  build all  roads that in ho v\ ay  benefit the public.  A Mine With  a Continuous ��������� JLe'dge.  That A. M. Esler made no mistake when he  purchased the Dandy is being proved by development work. The tunnel that was started within  a few feet of the west end of the ground is in  35 feet, and in ore���������the ore being copper pyrites  and grey copper. This proves that.the ledge is  continuous the full length of the claim. A road  is now being made to connect the mine with the  main road,'a mile distant. By the time it is  finished a" sawmill will be on the ground, one  being on the way in. This means that the owners  of the Dandy are in earnest, and that by fall the  claim will be fully equipped with not only mining, but reduction machinery. The pay-roll now  carries 21 men.  j  The Riggest Surface'Prospect in  the'World. ��������� j  The tunnel in the Silver King has been advanced about 70 feet beyond the old crosscut,  and the shaft in the tunnel is down about the  same distance. The tunnel is run straight, regardless of the course of the ledge, and the shaft  has cut the foot-wail of the ore body in which it  was commenced. That the Silver King is one of  the biggest surface prospects in the world is evidenced by the fact that men who are engaged in  legitimate, not speculative, mining offered $1,-  300,000 for it. The offer was refused. At present  21 men are on the pay-roll, a number likely to be  largely increased in the near future.  Two Claims with  iUnttl Showings.  The Crescent, a claim owned by a Spokane  company, has over 8 feet of solid galena ore in  the bottom of its shaft, which is down 50 feet.  The showing, along with the showing in the  lower tunnel, of the Fourth, makes claim owners  in Hot Springs district feel jubilant. A correspondent at Ainsworth writes: "Today at the  Fourth, with one man picking and one sacking,  the product was 10 sacks of high-grade ore. Superintendent Trewarthen is excited."  Important to  Prospectors and Miners.  A decision of importance to miners and prospectors has been rendered by the supreme court  of New Mexico in the matter of the validity of  the relocation of a mining claim. The decision  says: "A relocation of a mining claim is an implied admission of the validity of the original  location,  and an  assertion that  the  relocator  claims a forfeiture by reason of a failure on the  part of the original locator to make his annual  expenditure. In an action to recover possession  of a mining claim, where the only contention is  as to the performance of the required annual  work, it is sufficient to instruct the jury that  plaintiff must prove some title and right to possession of the claim by a preponderance of the  evidence, and that such right must be better  than that of defendant. The same fullness and  precision of instruction is not required as in  cases where the legal title is involved."  Railway Officials  Fay iis a Visit.  A party of officials from the Pacific division  of the Canadian Pacific put in a few days in the  lake country this week, visiting Ainsworth before leaving. Superintendent Marpole stated  that the company would at once crib and fill in  the low ground to the east of the wharf at Nelson, to enable teams to load and unload freight  at the wharf. He admitted that the present  arrangement of switching all Nelson-to-Aihs-  wTorth freight from the depot to the wharf and  from the wharf to the depot to be a poor one,  and did not blame the business men for "kicking." At the same time he said they had no  "kick" corning as regards the payment of freight  in money or by certified checks. It was a  method adopted by all railroad companies.  Until a solid banking institution is established  at Nelson, he suggested that the lake country  merchants and others should instruct their correspondents at all towns with banks to remit  none, but certified checks to the lake country.  Master mechanic Johnson'and assistant general  freight.and'passenger agent Brown were in the  party. The former came prepared to fish and  the latter to talk business to shippers. Both  were successful.  Mining ESecorders Should Have Suitable Offices.'  The government building at Nelson is unfit  for Ihe'uses which are made of it, It as a small  structure built of logs, and is used as a combined  court-room, mining recorder's office, and lockup.  When the justices'court is in session the mining  recorder is required to vacate his corner in order  that the dignified J. P.'s can have elbow room;  and when the cells of the lockup are occupied by  unfortunate inebriates, the stench is so all-pervading and all-powerful that claim-owners, who  can only'live in the pure air of the high mountains are afraid to venture across the "threshold  of the building for fear of asphyxiation. If will  thus be seen, that between the justices'courts  and the stench from the lockups, the mining recorder and his clientage have a hard time of it.  This is not .as it should be. The mining-recorders  of important districts like Toad Mountain and  Hot Springs should have offices apart from  lockups and court-rooms.  BSeginning to Look Like a   Mining Camp.  The summit of Toad mountain is beginning to  show up like a mining camp, now that^development work is being done on half a dozen contiguous claims. On the Grizzly Bear men are at  work building quarters and making a face for a  tunnel. Superintendent Robertson says he has  the finest tunnel site in the district, and on a  ledge too that is fully 30 feet in width. A road  will be built from the mine to the main road, a  distance of 2^ miles through a good country and  bv an easy grade. The distance from Nelson  Will be lessr than 6 miles.  Will  BSc  in Fifty  Feet Tonight.  On Tuesday the Skyline crosscut was in 35  feet, and by tonight an additional 15 feet will be  run. This should bring the face of the crosscut  close to the ledge, and next week superintendent  McDonald will no doubt send word to the Montana owners of the property that they have at  least one mine in riot Springs district."  Price  of Silver,  Copper,  and  Lead.  At New York on the 15th silver was quoted at  $1, copper $12.75, and lead at $437������.  DIFFICULT'   TO    ������ET   AUTHENTIC    NEWS.  It is difficult to get outhen tic news direct from  Trail Creek district, for the reason that the claim  owners in that district do the bulk of their business in the towns in Washington, Spokane getting the larger share. The following is clipped  iro'm-a Spokane paper:  "Oliver Durant,   general  manager of the  Le  Roi Mining & Smelting Company of this city,  who returned Tuesday from a visit to the company's property in Trail Creek district, British  Columbia^ brings some news of unusual interest  to the mining world.  He reports 2 recent "finds"  in that district���������one of silver and lead ore, the  other of free gold. These discoveries have caused  great excitement among -miners', and a rush of  prospectors has taken place.    The find of galena  is located on one of the forks of Sheep creek,  near the international  boundary,  and about 7  iniles from the Le Roi mine.    The veins appear  to be from  15 to  20 feet   wide on   the surface.  Specimens of ore were brought to this city by JE.  S. Topping, founder of the town  of Trail, and  an assay is now being made.    As the location is  only 10 miles from the Columbia ������������������'river, its nat-,  ural  outlet  wilt be  to the. south.    The names  given to the two locations -.discovered'are  the  Lead   King and the Sophia.    The  find   of free  gold  was made at  the I XL mine,  which lies  about 1^ miles from the Le Roi.    The vein is between 2 and 3 feet in width.    The  pay streak is  between 12and 14 inches wide and is exceedingly  rich in gold.    As free gold is something that has  not been  looked for   in   that   country,   the find  has   caused   considerable  excitement.    Mi*. Durant     also    brings     news     of    the     discovery  of    plumbago   on w the    north    side    of    Red  mountain. c He   has   brought a specimen   with  him   which   is   almost   pure   plumbago.    It ;is  worth   in   the  market  about 6 cents  a  pound.  Work   on   the Le Roi mine,  according  to mr.  Durant,  is progressing most, satisfactorily.    In  the tunnel they are now getting into a nice 'body  of ore, which lies at a depth of 160 feet from the  apex of the ledge.    The tunnel is on the vein 600  feet westerly from the shaft, and the tracing on  the surface of the vein shows almost conclusively  the existence of a shoot of ore from the tunnel  to the east end line, which is a distance of fully  1000 feet.    Mr. Durant is enthusiastic in his predictions for* the Trail Creek country.    He says  that the formation of, the .country is similar to  that at   Butte, Montana.    There are  the  same,  series of ledges and veins of ore, the veins cutting at almost right angles through the formation, and the ore is a sulphuret of copper and  iron, carrying considerable gold and some silver.  These  characteristics   mr.   Durant  thinks   will  produce   a   very   large  mining camp  at  Trail  Creek.    The country is now best reached bj^ the  govern men Ivtrail from' the town of Trail on the  Columbia to Sheep creek-.  Trail is easily reached  by steamer from  Little Dalles.    The provincial  government has appropriated $6000 to cut out a  wagon road from Trail to the mines, and of this .  sum $2000 will be Used for cutting out the old  government trail to Kettle river.  Gold   Bullion.  At the Whitewater mill on Rover creek, 37  tons of ore were run through in ill hours. The  cleanup is now being retorted and melted, and  as soon as run into a bar will be sent to the company's head office at Victoria. Owing to tlie  boiler leaking, the mill has not been run steadily  for the last 2 or 3 days, but by Monday repairs  will have been made, and from that time on the  mill will be run day and night.  The  Tain  O'Shantcr.  On the east side of Kootenay lake, and not far  from the Blue Bell, is a claim called Tarn  O'Shanter. It is attracting considerable attention because of the size of the body of ore in  sight, much of which runs high and is of a free-  milling character. An average specimen selected  from the dump gave a return of $62 in silver to  the ton. The claim is under bond to Montreal  parties. 2  THE  MINER:    NELSON,   B.C.,  SATURDAY,  JULY  18,   1891,  Main Street,  Wright Street,  DEALEHS   lUST  Miners' Supplies, Iron and Steel, Hardware, Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes,  .'s Furnishings, Etc., Etc.   ,  T\T     ~B_    Having bought the stock and book 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,  Notary Public.  Jo tin L. Reta clack.  Anderson & Retallac^  Eeal Estate and Mining'Brokers,  Conveyancers, Etc.  ���������rov������ii <������ ran Is obtained  for Mineral Claims.  Agents  for.'Absentee. ���������lniiii  Owners.  Collections  Made.  Correspondence Solicited.  Office in Townsite office. Sutton street, Ainsworth, B.-C.  lb       Ekma       bb*' hub   j?  a a va ���������  (Late Assayer for the Anaconda Company, Butte, Montana.)  ASSMER and CHEMIST,  AINSWORTH,   SJ.'������������������. ���������  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.  )  AINSWORTH.   15. C.  Gold, silver, or lead, ������1.50 each. Gold and silver or lead  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,  C0NTEACT0K  AND   BUTLDEB,  'AINSWORTH, . It. ���������'.������.'���������  Plans, specifications, and estimates furnished for  all classes of buildings.'  STEAMBOAT    NEWS.  Before leaving-  Nelson on  Monday  dr.  Hendryx^   manager   of   the   Kobten.av   Mining   &  Smelting  Company, stated  that "on  and  after  August  4th  the steamer Galena, captain  Hay-  ward, would  be run daily (Sunday excepted) between   Nelson   and   Ainsworth.     On   Tuesday  general agent Christie of the Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation Company was at Nelson.  On being asked when the new steamer Nelson  would make her  first trip,  he stated  that she  would be ready in about 10 clays, or by the 25th  instant, and that it was not decided as to what  route she  would   be  run on.    He thought she  would   probably,   make ;  one    trip     a     week  between    Nelson     and     Bonner's     Ferry    and  daily      trips      between      Nelson     and     Ainsworth    the    remainder    of    the    week.      The  Nelson will be in command of eaptaimMcMor'ris.  The   Idaho,   captain Flager,  is  at   present   engaged in transportingthe Crreat Northei-n bonded  freight from   Nelson   to  Bonner's  Ferry.    The  Midge, captain Davies, will hereafter make one  trip a week between Ainsworth and the mouth  of iLardeaux river, leaving the former place on  Wednesdays.    The Surprise will be steadily engaged in  I owing lumber from the Davies-Say-  ward mill at Pilot bay to the company's yards  at Nelson and Ainsworth.   The steamer recently  built at Bonner's Ferry, and which ran against  a snag near the mouth of the Moyie on her first  trip,  has been  repaired.    She was expected  at  Nelson on Wednesday, but did not put in an appearance.    The new steamer at Little Dalles will  be ready in about a month to make daily trips  between Robson and Little Dalles, all the machinery except the boilers being on the ground.  This week steamboat inspector Thompson took  a look at the steam craft plying on  Kootenay  lake and river, and pronounced them all in good  shape.  Want ;t Suitable Location for ISuilrtings.  There is some trouble about the location of  the government office, at Ainsworth, the lots  purchased or reserved for the purpose n.ot being  considered suitable. The owners of the town-  site might be liberal and present the government with lots in a suitable locality.  AINSWORTH, It. C.  Contracts taken for hauling supplies, machinery, ore, etc.  to and from mines in Hot Springs district.      ,  ALL  TEAMING   WORK   UNDERTAKEN.  Agents    for   Davies-Say ward.    .Sawmill''   Company's  ''Lumber,. Moldings,  and   Shingles.  PIONEER DRUG: STQRE;  AINS WORTH, .-IJ..C..-    ...;./;  Drugs and Medicines, Wall Paper, Paints ad Oils,  Tobacco ad   Cigars, Fishing Tackle,  Stationery, etc.  Sutton  Street,  AINSWORTH,  IS. ���������.  JOSTAH  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.  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 HOT SPRING'S  MINING- DISTRICT, presents an unrivaled field for business and speculative  investment. The townsite proprietors are now prepared to sell on reasonable  terms a limited number of business and residence lots.   For particulars apply to  -A-O-rEZtsTT.  SUTTOIT   STIRZEIET.  ^insrs^roiRTiEa^ :b_ o. THE   MINER:    NELSON,   B.C.,   SATURDAY,  JULY  18,   1891.  KER & WELL  Fostofllce Store, Nelson,  B. C.  AND GENTS' PURNISHING GOODS.  ALSO,  FULL LINES OP  PATE  Toilet Articles and Stationery.  CIGARS   AT   WHOLESALE    ONLY  carry large lines of plain, medium, and high-grade  furniture. Parlor and bed-room sets ranging in  price from $6.50 to $500. Hotels furnished throughout. Office and barroom chairs. Spring mattresses  made to order, and woven 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.  BUILDERS.  Will contract for the erection of stores, hotels, dwellings,  bridges, etc., and guarantee work finished on time.  SEASOITED   LUMBEB   :  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Undertaking attended to.  Shop: Cor. Baker and Josephine Sts.  7 R. J. MOWAT & CO."  (Successors to R. J. Hilts & Co.)  Contractors and Builders,  SEASONED   LUMBER  always on hand for store fittings, desks, tables, etc.  Will contract to erect all kinds of buildings and. guarantee  satisfaction.   Shop: corner Josephine and Bluff sts.  LLS  PIONEER  PAINTER AND   DECORATOR.  Address:   Nelson Hotel.  BEIOE AID STONE MASON,  PLASTEEER  Will contract to do brick and stone work, also plastering  and calcimining. Leave orders at J.Fred Hume & Go's,  9 and 11 East Vernon street, Nelson, B. C  Plasters and Brickmasons  Will Contract for aU 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 money 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;  you have paid your money and can now take your choice.  CHARLES WESTLY BUSK.  Balfour, June 10th, 1890.  APPLiOATIONS   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, west arm'of Kootenay lake.  Adverse claimants, if any, are required to file their objections with me within sixtv (60) days from date of publication. Ni 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 niineral  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) days 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: (GO) 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.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice wo intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Telephone" from the province of British Columbia, under  the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining division of West Kootenay district, and contains 16.8 acres,  more or less, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of  said claim. JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B. C, July 18th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Gladstone" from the province of British Columbia, under  the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral'claim is situate in Hot Springs mining division of West Kootenay district, and contains 19.8 acres,  more or less, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of  said claim. JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B. C, July 18th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Cultus Potlach" from, the province of British Columbia,  under the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act,  1891." Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining  division of West Kootenay district, and contains 11.66  acres, more or less, as per surveyors plat placed on No. 2  post of said claim.  JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B. C. July 18th, 1891.  Notice is hereby given that sixty (60) days from the date  of this notice we intend to purchase the mineral claim  "Garfield" from the province of British Columbia, under  the provisions of section 35 of the "Mineral Act, 1891."  Said mineral claim is situate in Hot Springs mining division of West Kootenay district, and contains 10.5 acres more  or less, as per surveyor's plat placed on No. 2 post of said  claim. JOHN HOUSTON, certificate No. 39502.  CHARLES H. INK, certificate No. 40044.  Nelson, B. C. July 18th, 1891.  Le Roi 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 within 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 company is fifty  years.  The place of business of the said company is^located at  Trail, British Columbia.  In testimony whereof I 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 Columbia.  C. J. LEGGATT,  Registrar of joint stock companies.  DO NOT USE P00K MATEEIAL  in buildings when first-class  MOLDINGS,  are for sale in any quantity by the  SON SAWMILL CO.  Yard:   At end of Flume in Nelson.  Mill:   Two Miles Soiilli of Nelson.  Builders concede that the lumber from our mill is ALL  OF FIRST-CLASS FINISH, both in the rough and  dressed.,. Parties ordering any of the above      "  ������, material from us will have the same   V  delivered   promptly   in   any  part of Nelson.  CORD-WOOD   AND   STOVE-WQOD  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.  ���������'&. 0. BUCHANAN.  Nelson, January loth.  The Davies-Sa  MANUFACTURERS OF  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  PBICE LIST  (DELIVERED  AT NELSON,  AINSWORTH,   OR  BALFOUR).  No. 1 flooring, 4 inch, per M.    . $32 00  No. 2        "        6 inch,     ";..............  2700  No. 1 ceiling, 4 inch,     .'"  32 00  No. 2        "       6 inch,       "  27 00  Rustic,                                 "  27 00  Select clear, DD,             "  40 00  No. 1 common, D,             "       ........:..  25 00  DD,          "  27 00  Bar and counter tops, clear, per foot      10  KOIJGII.'  No. 1 common, per M $20 00  No. 2        " "     15 00  Culls, "     12 00  Shingles, "       4 50  MOLIMLNOS.  Bead, panel, crown, base, etc., etc., per foot  2&@10c  Mills at Pilot Bay, Kootenay lake.  Geo. G-. Bushby,   .   .   .   Manager  16. F. PERRY, Agent at Nelson.  WltEflfNER *������ WATSON, Agents at Aius worth. THE  MXIJEE:    IJELSOU,   B.  CU  SATUEDAY,  JULY 18,  1891.  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 $1.  Contract Advertisements will be inserted at the  rate of $3 an inch (down the column) per month. A  special rate for advertisements of oyer 2 inches.  Transient Advertisements will be inserted for  1 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.  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.  . THE ��������� 'GlftOIIMAN .' KECJLAMATRON.  SCHEME.  The following" correspondence shows that the  provincial government was after W. A. Baillie-  Grqhman and his reclamation company with a  sharp-pointed stick more than a year ago:  Queen Victoria Street, London, March  28th, 1890.���������Honorable the chief commissioner  of lands and works, Victoria, JB. C���������Sir: I am  directed, for the purpose of making the necessary financial arrangements, to enquire of you  when the contemplated government wagon road  from Sproat's Landing to Nelson in West Kootenay district will be completed, and whether it  will be possible to take heavy engineering plant  over it. Our consulting engineer and our managing director report that at present it is quite  impossible to get the plant, rails, etc., required  for the reclamation works at the "rapids" and  "narrows" on Kootenay lake outlet, wThich plant  is being ordered at Brantford, Ontario, from  there via the Canadian Pacific railway to the  spot, as even pack-horses could not get there  last autumn. Our managing director is about  to start for British Columbia, but I beg you wrill  be good enough to direct your reply here. I  have, etc., Arthur Fell, secretary.  Victoria, B. <DM-April',16th, 1890.���������Sir: lam  desired by the honorable chief commissioner of  lands and works to acknowledge the receipt of  your letter of the 28th ultimo, and in reply state  that he cabled you today as follows: "Your  letter 28th March received. Government consider your agreement respecting 'Lands B' cancelled. Letter to Grohman sent 11th instant."  Enclosed I send you a copy of the letter to mr.  Groh man referred to. Touching the inquiry  respecting a wagon road from Sproat's Landing  to Nelson, I have the honor to inform you that  such a road will probably not be built, but that  the construction of a railway will most likely be  commenced shortly and completed by next  autumn, a franchise having been granted by the  legislature with that object in view. I have, etc.,  W. S. Gore, surveyor-general.  Arthur Fell, esq., secretary Kootenay Valleys  Company (Limited), 46, Queen Victoria street,  London, E. C, England.  enclosure.  Victoria, B. C, April 11th, 1890.���������Sir: I  have the honor to call your attention to the fact  that the provisions of the agreement, dated 30th  October, 1886, between the Kootenay Syndicate  (Limited), yourself and this government, relative to the survey and reclamation of "Lands B"  within a stipulated time after the completion of  the canal, and the diligent prosecution of the  works incidental thereto, have not been complied with. 1 have further to inform you that  it is the intention of this government to cancel  the said agreement, and to rescind the land reservations in connection therewith unless your  company can show, without delay, good "and  satisfactory reasons why this should not be done.  I have, etc., _ F. G. Vernon,  Chief commissioner of lands and works.  W. A. Baillie-Grohman, esq.  TELEGRAM.  London, April 24th, 1S90.���������To Vernon, chief  commissioner: Kootenay directors protest  strongly. All conditions observed. Cancelling  not justified.    Grohman sailed yesterday.    Fell.  Queen Victoria Street, London, May 3rd,  1890.���������F. G. Vernon, esq., chief commissioner of  lands and wTorks, Victoria, B. C.���������Sir:    I have  to acknowledgerreceipt of your letter of April  11th, addressed to the managing director of this  company, drawing his attention to the fact that  the provisions of the agreement of the 30th of  October, 1886, between the Kootenay Syndicate  (Limited) (now owned by this company), and  your government, relating to the survey and  reclamation of ''Lands JB," have not, in the  opinion of your government, been complied  with, and that it is the intention of the government to cancel the agreement and rescind the  land reservation unless we can show reasons  why this should not be done. The matter will  come before my directors at the earliest opportunity. Meantime I should inform you that mr.  Baillie-Grohmaa sailed on the 22nd of last  month, his departure having been delayed by  serious illness, and he has doubtless communicated with you on the matter. My directors I  am sure will not submit to such a confiscation of  the shareholders' property as you threaten. The  only breach of the agreement of which I am at  present aware,is the unwarrantable delay in the  issue of patents tor the land, which should have  been given to this company immediately on the  completion of the canal last year, and I believe  some of the crown grants to it are still not  issued. I believe this company has strictly  carried out on its part the agreement in every  particular.    I have, etc.,    A. Fell, secretary.  Victoria, B.C., May 15th, 1890.���������Honorable  chief commissioner of lands and works, Victoria.  ���������Sir: In reply to your letter of 11th April, Lhave  the honor to inform you that the directors of  this company, immediately on receipt of your  notification, sent me out here to place before  your government the strongest possible protest  at the contemplated cancellation f,of the agreement of 30th October, 1886. This company has  carried out in a bona fide spirit every condition  imposed in the said agreement, and I have the  honor to enclose for your inspection the following documentary proofs:  1. A report upon "Lands B." reclamation  scheme made by R. Pickering, of the firm of  Pickering & Compton, civil engineers, of Whitehaven, England, who at the expense of this company examined on the ground the details of the  scheme in September and October of last year.  2. Mr. Pickering's receipt for $110 paid him  by this company on August the 28th, 1889, on  account of his travelling expenses (not including  his fee, of course.)  3. Copies of two receipts (originals are in my  hands) of 0,,W. Busk, M. I. C. E., the company's engineer, for $275, paid him by this company on August the 13th, 1889, for making a  commencement of surveys of "Lands B," preparing estimates for tenders which were subsequently (in October) called for by advertisements  in numerous newspapers and for commencement  work, that is clearing the site from timber during the fall of 1889.  4. A letter from the Bank of British Columbia proving that I made the said payments to  mr. Pickering and mr. Busk by cheque.  5. One of many letters from mr. Pickering to  this company relative to the commencement of  said works early in the spring of this year.  6. Two plans of plant (end and side tipping  wagons) required for the reclamation works  ordered by this company at the Midland Railway & Wagon Company of Birmingham, besides which I can furnish numerous other letters  showing that this company has bona fidely complied with all conditions of the agreement.  7. For a final proof that the survey of "Lands  B" have been commenced "on or before the 1st  of November, 1889," I beg to refer you to your  own departmental archives. By the first agreement respecting "Lands B," dated 10th of December, 1883, a commencement of surveys of  "Lands B" was required within a time limit of.  four years and such commencement was actually  made by L. C. Hill, M. I. C. E., of London,  England, by special written permission of the  honorable mr. Smithe, chief commissioner of  lands and works, to make such surveys at the  cost of the Kootenay Syndicate, and to report  upon the whole scheme. His field-notes, etc., I  deposited, as required by the said agreement of  10th December, 1883, with the honorable mr.  Smithe, and among them there is the record of  initial surveys of "Lands B."  For another (and I claim good) reason do I  maintain that the contemplated cancellation of  the agreement of 30th October, 1886, would be  contrary to equity, namely, I have been officially  informed by your department that you issued  on  the 25th of April,; 1889,   to colonel James  Baker,  crown grants for 2320 acres of  "Lands  A" (lots 125 and 128), which blocks were included  in the 26,983 acres of "A" lands, which by your  letter to me of 27th of August, 1889, you formally agreed to convey to this company, and  have crown grants issued "without delay."   On  the strength of this official letter, from you we  have dealt with these lands, now conveyed to  colonel Baker, and not only will it be difficult to  rescind the deal, but we shall lose a considerable  advance upon the price at which colonel Baker  paid us for them.   By clause 10 of the agreement  of 30th of October, 1886,  colonel Baker's right  to   acquire these 2320 acres only continued to  exist "within the period fixed for the completion  of  the canal," so that by  issuing these crown  grants to colonel Baker on April the 25th, 1890,  I would  understand,   till differently informed,  that your government put on record that the  period fixed for the completion of the canal had  not expired on the last������named day, consequently  as our reclamation works of "Lands B" have to  be commenced only within three months after  canal completion, the time within which we are  ��������� to begin work cannot really be considered to  have expired until on or after 25th of July, 1890.  However, if you will be good enough to write  me a letter stating that the aforementioned explanation and documentary proofs have  been  considered good and  satisfactory "reasons why  ���������the agreement of 30th October, 1886, should not  be cancelled,   this company  will  continue  the  work, at once order the plant to the ground, and  in due course make payment for the balance of  the purchase money of said "Lands B," the sum  of $7051 having already been paid to your government as part payment for "Lands B" by this  company.    Awaiting your early reply, I have,  ect,, Wm. A.'Baillie-Grohman  Managing director Kootenay Valleys Conir  pany (Limited.) _____  Victoria, B. C, May 17th, 1890.��������� Sir: I am  requested by the honorable chief commissioner  of lands and works to inform you that the govr  eminent have had under consideration your let^  ter of the 15th inst., and that it has been decided  to accept your explanations as evidence of the  bona fides of your company with respect to the  fulfilment of the spirit of the stipulations of the  agreement of 30th October, 1886.  The government will offer no further object  tion to your proceeding with the reclamation of  "Lands B," but desire to impress upon your com-  pany the necessity for commencing without delay, and actively prosecuting the works in acv  cordance with the terms of the agreement. 1  have, etc., W. S. Gore, surveyor-general.  W. A. Baillie-Grohman, esq.  Victoria, B. C, December 2nd, 1890.���������W. A,  Baillie-Grohman, esq., managing director, Kootenay Valleys Company, city.���������Sir: I have the  honor to acknowledge the receipt of your letters  of 29th and 30th September, and also of 22nd  November, together with field notes of the surr  vey of 252 acres of land which forms a portion of  the 25fX)-acre tract, "Lands B." With respect to  your request that a crown grant may issue to  you for the lands embraced by this survey, I  have to inform you that you will not be entitled  to a crown grant of any of "Lands B" until after  you have, fulfilled the several conditions and  provisions embodied in your agreement with  the government. So far as I know you may  never fulfill those conditions, and if so you will  never have the right to acquire these lands.  The efforts made by you to carry outthe covr  enants of the agreement being so far of a colorable nature, I must positively decline to accede  to your request. Referring to your remarks  charging the department with sanctioning the  action of trespassers on "Lands B,"I can merely  say that the surveyor-general's letter of 16th  September last to mr. Rykert, the only one  which has been written, cannot possibly be construed in that manner. It is a proper official reply to mr. Rykert's inquiries. I am not aware  that you have any authority to prevent persons  cutting wild hay upon these reserved crown  lands. It is certainly more desirable that settlers should cut such hay as they require than  that the hay should go to waste as it otherwise  would. I may add that these small matters  which seem to occupy so much of your attention do not tend to accelerate the large works  you have undertaken to carry out with all  dilligence.    I have, etc.       John Robson.  Acting commissioner of lands and works.  <*H  %  I  *STT  ig^EEOTRR^^  ���������p-".-".'fl'-.".V'"'wV"V  ���������-..VJ'r   '_-_>\. ...'V*  i vi in -uA v  wwvwJq THE   MINEE:    NELSON,   B. C,   SATUEDAY,   JULY  18,   1891.  Dealers in Dry G-oods, Grroceries, Provisions, Canned G-oods, Hardware, Etc. - Miners' Supplies a Specialty.  The stock is full and conrDlete' in every Department, and the public will find it to their advantage to call and inspect G-oods  and compare Prices. .  Main Street, EETELSTOKE.  9 and 11 East Vernon Street, NELSON.  .H1XEKAL X'LAMIS  HEVimnFA* Am*   TJfi/AXSFEltKKE*'  AT   NELSON,' TOAD   MOUNTAIN   DISTRICT.  Tuesday, July 7th.���������The Viking, situate on the south  side of the Kootenay river, near Ward's crossing; W. H.  Sch werdfieger locator.  Wednesday, Julv 8th.���������The Alicia, situate on the west  side of Bird creek,^ mile above the old trail leading to the  Whitewater mine; M.-S. Davys, R..D. Ferguson and John  B. Old locators. The Mona, situate on the west side of  Bird creek, near the Alicia; W. T. Goepel locator.  : Thursday, July 9th.���������The Silver Slipper, situate ������ mile  north of Davenport stamp mill; Joseph Pownder and Dou-  gald Carmichael locators. The Sunday, situate on first  north fork of Anderson creek; Charles Good locator.  Saturday, July 11th.���������'! he Sunshine, situate on north side,  of Kootenay river near Ward's Ferry; A. E. Hodgins locator. The Grizzly Bear, situate on west side of Sandy  creek near the Apex claim; Wm. Springer and G. C. Tun-  ' stall jr. locators. The Coronet,.situate on'the divide between the head waters of Rover creek and a creek running  south; J. E. Walsh locator. ���������  Monday, July 13th.���������The Wolverine, situate on northwest side of Morning mountain on Sandy creek slope;  Harry H. Ward, Charles Dundee and Alfred R. Seaman  locators. The Conundrum, situate at the head of Hall  creek; William Lanman, T. H. Boyd and Duncan McLach-  lan locators. The Acadia, situate on west side of Hall  creek; William Lanman,T. H. Boyd and Duncan McLaeh-  lan locators. The East Fork, situate 3 miles northeast of  Nelson; George H. Johnston locator.  Tuesday,. July 14th.���������'i he Tenny, situate on southrSlope  of Toad mountain near Goldendale claim; J. H. Young  locator. The Byrd, situate on north side of Anderson  creek; F. E. A. HallTocator.  BILLS OF  SALE. .  Monday, July 13.��������� Frank Fletcher to Franklin Farrel, the  Black Bear claim, situate on north side of Kootenay river  ���������j- mile below the falls at Ward's bay; consideration $300.  AT AINSWORTH,  HOT SPRINGS DISTRICT.  Saturday, July 11.���������The Montana, situate about 2 miles  west of Kootenay lake and about t of a mile southeast, of  the Forest Queen. A. J. Finigan locator. The Cueur'dAlene,  situate about 2 miles west of Kootenay lake and adjoining  the north end line of the Montana. Dan Mediae locator.  The Uniou Jack, situate about 4 miles west of Kootenay  lake and running parallel with the west side line of the  Number. One; T. C. Wells locator.  Monday, July 13.���������The Adrian and Grass Widow, situate  on Crawford's Bay peninsiila. Leave from the gold commissioner to relocate; Randall H. Kemp-owner. The  Grasshopper, situate on the east side-of the peninsula forming Crawford's bay and about A- mile southwest of Cockle  Brothers's residence; Randall H. Kemp and Charles Bird-  sal locators. The Glialo, situate on the cast side of the  peninsula forming Crawford's bay, about 1 mile southwest  of Cockle brothers' residence; Randall H. Kemp and  Charles Birdsal locators. The Picton, situate about 2^-  miles west of Kootenay lake and about J.a mile,southeast,  of the Capt. Hay ward"; F. Mcintosh and W. A. Skinner  locators.  Wednesday, July loth.���������The.Venus, situate about4miles  west of Kootenay lake and about 7 of a mile north of the  north fork of Cedar creek and running parallel with the  north end line of the Gap; George Schroder locator. The  Queen, situate about 4 miles west of Kootenay lake and  running parallel with the east side line of the Gap; William Geeiner locator.  BILLS   OF  SALE.  Monday, July 6th. ���������John Campbell to the Revelstoke  Mining Co., full interest in the Rita; consideration ������1.  John Thompson to Revelstoke Mining Co., full interest in  the Black Jack; consideration ������1.  Saturday, July 11th.���������A. J. Finnigan to Dan McRae, I  interest in the Montana, Hot Springs camp; consideration  $1. Frank Ernest to George Schroder, k interest in the Gap,  south extension of the On Deck; consideration $500.  High Court of Justice at Sproat.  At a justices' court held on the 16th instant at  Sproat by G. M. Sproat, stipendiary magistrate,  and John McLeod, justice'of the peace, occasion  was taken to explain to the Indians from Col-  ville who hunt on the Columbia, that each Indian  or white man, not domiciled in the province  (except miners and officers in her majesty's regular services), must take out a $50 game license  for the season, and that such license onlv em-  powered the holder to kill 10 deer, 5 cariboo, 8  mountain sheep, and 8 mountain goats, and that  the fine for each offense could; not be less than  $50 and costs in addition to the $50 license. It  was also clearly explained that the government  did not recognize any of the Oolville Indians as  British Columbia Indians, seeing that those who;  now wish to be "King George" Indians had long  ago abandoned residence in the province. The  court expressed surprise at informal statements  madf\ which seemed to show that the Dominion  government had omitted to charge duty on  the horses of these Indians, which to the number of 50 wintered in this province and many of  which weresold.  JL  9  DEALERS  IN  CHEMICALS.  PATENT MEDICINES;  TOILET ARTICLES,  ETC.  yilOLESALK     DEALERS     L\     CIGARS.'      KAYftI<>\i>  SEWIXCt   MACHINES   I*  -ST0CK.  Cor. 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, KELSON, B. 0.  BALFOUR, B. (J.  Wholesale,   Retail*  ami   Commission   Merchant,.  Dry G-oods and Groceries.  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.  w.  J.  WILSON.  W.EERDUE.  PROPRIETORS OF,  . AT.  NELSON AND AINSWORTH.  Will contract to supply mining companies and steamboats  with fresh meats, and deliver same at any mine or  landing in the Kootenay Lake country.  AT NELSON,  where saddle and pack animals can-always be hired, and  teams obtained for job teaming.  MAKE    CONTRACTS  with  merchants for hauling freight to or from  railroad  .   depot and steamboat wharf.  NELSON  OEFICE AND MARKET,  O. II EAST BAKER STREET  PROPRIETOR OF THE  opiortsriEiEiR  ral and stabl:  Ward  Street,   rear  liovernment  US nil (Sing,  NELSON, B, G. ,  Will undertake any work or contract in which pack animals or teams can be used.    Will furnish  SADDLE AND PACK ANIMALS  to parties who wish to. examine mines and claims  in Toad Mountain district.  WILL   CONTRACT  TO   CAEEY PASSENGEES  and baggage to and from hotels ;  also, freight  to and from steamboat wharves and  railway depots.  CONTRACT TO GRADE LOTS IN  NELSON.  Stove  and  ���������ordvfoo������l for Sale.  i i.s.-vf  ��������� ii-vs  ������������������������^ 6  THE   MINEE:    KELSON,   B.   0.,   SATUEDAY,   JULY  18,   1891.  Ganadiaii Pacific Bail way  OUE NATIOML HIGHWAY.  ;i^^������^������i������,  Through Passenger  Service from Ocean to Ocean.  LOWEST FARES TO ALL POINTS  To secure quick despatch and lowest freight rates  Kootenay Lake SiBBppers'will be con-.  /���������",' suiting   their   own   interests  '���������'"'���������'.:      r;        by shipping by the  The Columbia & Kootenay Steam Navigation 'Company's  f ������  5J  leaves Sproat's. Landing- for REVELSTOKE  every Tuesday and Fridajr, making connection 'With trains for  VANCOUVEE,  NEW WESTMINSTER S  VIOTOEIA,       '  R,^!_A.T_I.  fe f TOROISTTO,  ST.  IF^A-TXIL.,  QHilCAG-O,  AND ALL POINTS EAST.  Por 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- STEAfW'  NAVIGATION:''COMPANY,   LIMITED.     ������  THE STEAMEE: LTTTON  will'leave REVELSTOKE every Moii'riay and Tliiirsday  at i 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.  Kct'urning, will leave LITTLE DALLES every Tuesday  ������������������' and Fri������Ia.y at 9 A. M., arriving at Robson between  r3 and 5 P. M.,and remaining from 15 to 30  minutes, then proceeding to .Revelstoke.  F. ������. CIIIBfiffSTffE,- Agent,.  ESKYKLSTOM,  K. ;���������.  JLi  1������  I  D  "*s~^i "IP* 'ATf>! T~!  KPitlisE  /Parties wishing to charter the steamer SURPRISE can  obtain full ���������particulars by applying to H. Scions, 13 East  Baker street, or to R. F. Perry, the company's agent at  Nelson. Dx\.VIES-SAYWARD COMPANY.  Nelson, June ISth, 1891.  Landscape Photographers,'  WEST BAKES STEEET, KELSON.  Views of Nelson and all. the most interesting scenery in  British Columbia.  Dealers   in   Steel   Engravings,   Etchings,   Photo-  '  ���������. G-ravnres, Arcnotypes, etc.  Picture Mats and all kinds of Framing done to order.  /"������   1\TIT2  AN  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.  PRICES TO SUIT THE TIMES  The Kootenay Smelting and Trading  Syndicate, Limited, of Eevelstoke, E.G.  are prepared to sample and purchase /  all kinds of  iilver,  Prices and all information furnished on application.  J. CAMPBELL, manager.  ercliaiite of the  of the Kootenay Lake Country, 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 aud 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  WARD   STREET,.  ISAIAH  STEVENSON, Proprietor.  Boats to hire  by the hour or day at reasonable rates.  Boats built and repaired.  ���������'������������������.���������/���������: BALFOUR,   35. ���������. ���������. .  BOAT   BUILDEBS- 5  '  Hold your orders for Peterborough canoes until you see  specimens of our work and obtain our prices.  Physician, Surgeon, and 'Accoucheur,''  Office:   Stanley Street.  WM.   H. WHSTTAKER,  Barrister at  Law,   Solicitor,   Notary  Public,  Etc.  Office, Victoria street, Kamloops, B.C.  $1  Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public, etc.  Mining matters, collections, and all commercial business  attended to.    Conveyances, agreements, and other  documents drawn up.  ToIsobs ESnjldiiag;   '....:.; Kelson, 15. C-.  (A. M. Can. Soc. C. E.)  CIVIL ENGINEER AND AECHITECT,  TOLSON   BfliILB������LX<������.  . KELSO'S,  E5. ���������.  John Houston.  Charles H. Ink.  Houston & Ink  BUY AND SELL  JN  li  m"  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.  ���������OHice  in IWmei* SSnildins*,  JSaker Street.  All persons are Jiereby cautioned not to remove any  timber or sand from Lot 5S A, Group 1, West Kootenay  district. JOSHUA DA VIES, managing director  Nelson City Land & Improvement Co.  Nelson, June ISth, 1S91.  STORE   BUSLDI  FOR   RENT.  A store-room on North street, Ainsworth, for rent at ������25  a month. The building was until recently occupied by the  Lindscy Mercantile Company. Apply to or address E.  HARHOP, Aiasworth, B. C.  George C. Hunt  J. Dover  Josephine Street,  Nelson, B.C.  Manufacturing Jewelers  for the Trade.  DEALERS SN   {  JEWELRY  Ei  ���������   AND.ALL   FINE WATCHES  ���������arefoiJJy   SSepaireri!.  ami   Satisfaction   Guarantee*!.  "No. 1 Houston & Ink Building, Josephine Street.  Branch Store at Eonald, B. 0.  rEO. E.-IL ELLIS, F..C.S.  MINING   ENGINEER. AND   CHEMIST,  Author of "Practical Organic Analysis," the "Iron Ores of  the World," etc.; expert in the, "Bluebird  Mining Suit" (Butte City);  NELSON, 'B.'C. \  ���������"Will examine and report on, or superintend the development of, mining properties in West Kootenay; advises on the treatment of ores, and furn-  ishes specifications of mining, mill-  :      ing, and smelting plants.  ���������ASSA.!r CELARCwES-: Gold, silver, or lead, ������1.50 each.  Gold and silver, or lead .and silver, .$2. ' Copper,, f2.50;  Silver and copper, $3.\ Gold, silver,.and lead, $3. Gold,  silver, and copper, |4 ; and so on.  3������'  171  ChUXj  I'oriaer  BSaker ami  Sia������ ley Streets,  XELSOX,   IS. ���������.  V  T  FOR  NON-RESIDENTS A  SPECIALTY  ���������L\TS    C-OLLEl'TEO   , DEBTS    COLLECTED  'J_' JE3T_hLi  afe Deposit Co.  NELSON, B. ���������.,  transacts a general banking business at No. 6 Houston &  Ink building. ,. C. TAYLOR, Manager.  still has a few more cases of CONDENSED MILK for sale.  SAv  ms  \iwKm^M&LmnfBtymi>ita&WMamMa!m  mm^au^Md^^^  rc^^^ THE ���������.lM6BiV,NELS0^ 189L  Cor. Baker and Ward Sts.  NELSON, B. C.  H.   &   T.   MA DDE  Proprietors.  The Madden is Centrally: Located,  with a; frontage towards Kootenay river, and is newly  furnished throughout.  ;   ,  ,T,HE:\T,ABL1E;:-:r,.;,.;.  is supplied with everything in the market, the kitchen  being under the immediate supervision of Hugh  Madden, a caterer of large experience.  THE BAR IS STOCKED WITH THE BEST  brands of beer, ale, wine, .whisky, and cigars.  Corner West Vernon and Stanley Streets, NELSON, B. C.  ONLY TWO-STOEY HOTEL IN NELSON.  The International has a comfortably furnished parlor for  ladies, and the rooms are large and furnished  newly throughout.  THE  TABLE   IS   NOT SURPASSED  by any hotel in the Kootenay Lake country.  A share of transient trade solicited.  THE SAMPLE-ROOM IS STOCKED WITH CHOICE CIGARS  AND THE FINEST BRANDS OF LIQUORS.  PROPRIETORS  BALFOUR,   B. C.  FLINT & 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   GO   TO  No. 15 Baiter Street,  when they are looking for fun.   The best of wines,  liquors, and cigars always on hand.  n  The  Finest Hotel in Toad   Mountain District."  THE  SILVER  Corner West Baker and Ward Streets^  ."/   NELSON, R. C. ;-.  JOHNSON   &  AHONEY,  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.  G LADSTpN E   HOUSE  TRAIL CREEK, B. C.  W.  It.   FOIJLTON  . PROPRIETOR  The Gladstone is the best kept hotel in the Trail Creek  mining district, its proprietorbeingacaterer of experience.  The table will always be supplied with the best of everything obtainable. The bar is stocked with choice liquors  arid cigars, including Hiram Walker & Sons pure rye  whiskies.   Cood 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 five hundred  shares of one hundred (100) dollars each.  The time of the existence of the said company is fifty  years.      v  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.  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 to purchase, 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.  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; thence north 80 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.  T3-OT\E1J-j  EAST VERNON STREET, NEAR MALL.  THE GRAND  WILL BE  CONDUCTED  IN  GOOD  STYLE  ;:, and as .-'���������;���������'������.;.������������������;������������������.���������  IT FRONTS ON THE OUTLET  IT IS ONE OF THE  BEST SITUATED HOTELS 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.  HANSEN  &...BLOMBERG,  PROPRIETORS.  0TEL  Vernon Street, near Josephine,  NELSON, B. ���������;>  AXEL dQHNSON5  PROPRIETOR.  THE HOTEL OVERLOOKS THE KOOTENAY  its guests thus obtaining splendid views  of both mountain and river.  THE   ROOMS  are comfortable in size and  newly furnished.  THE  TABLE  is  acknowledged   the best  in the mountains.  t:  j    Jz5.z\   fv  is stocked with the best liquors and cigars procurable.  No whiskies sold except Hiram Walker & Sons'  celebrated brands.  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 Bar is Dispensed Fine Liquors and Cigars,  and the bed-rooms are newly furnished.  MA LONE ������ft  C&A11K.  .PROPRIETORS  TRAIL,   B. C.  TOPPING &' HANNA  Proprietors  &ooril Table; Ciood Beds;   BIyas-���������Iose   Liquors.  m 8  THE  MINEE:    KELSON,  B.  0.,  SATUEDAY,  JULY 18.  1891.  Wholesale Groeer and iquor  G-ents' Pumishings and Sporting  AGENT  FOR  HAMILTON   POWDER  COMPANY AND   HIRAM   WALKER  &  SONS' WHISKIES.  Corner Vernon and  Ma  SMALL    NUGGETS    OF   NEWS.  Reports from Ainsworth are, that prospectors and others  having no stake in Hot Springs district are heading for the  Lardeaux country, where a trail is now being built from  the mouth of Lardeaux river to Trout lake, a distance of  35 miles. At Trout lake the trail will connect with one  built from the east arm of Upper Arrow lake.  The kiln of brick burned by N. Hoover at Nelson has  turned out to be a good one, the brick being of fine quality  and of a bright red color.  The Nelson and Toad Mountain wagon road will be completed to the'Silver. King mine by next Saturday. The  Hot Springs road is finished to the Number One mine, and  will be continued up to the Skyline.  Mr. Hendey of the firm of Hendey & Meyer of Denver,  Colorado, manufacturers of mining machinery, spent several days around Nelson and Ainsworth looking at the  mines. * He was much pleased with the outlook and predicts a promising future for the lake country. This firm  furnished the plant for the Revelstoke smelter.  First-class board at Charlie's dining room. Six dollars  per week.  Go, to Charlie's dining room for a good square meal.  Only 35 cents.  Charlie's dining room is in the  Bellevue hotel.   Come  and see me. '    '         . ���������   . . ",.'���������  o "  ��������� Presented  With a Splendid . Time-Piece."  On the arrival of the Galena at Ainsworth on  Monday evening, G. B. Wright, on hehalf of the  inhabitants  of Ainsworth and J.  G.  Rykert of  the boundary line, presented captain Hayward  a gold watch, as a mark of their appreciation of  his many kind acts during the  years  while he  has been ruuning the steamer Galena.    An appropriate address, illuminated, by a local artist,  accompanied the presentation, and was read for  the  benefit  of   the  assembled  citizens  by  the  donor.    Captain Hayward was taken completely  by surprise,   having received no intimation  of  the proposed .'presentation,- but made a short and  effective speech   in   reply, which  was  received  with 3'cheers, .and a tiger.    Mrs. Hayward, who  * was-on the'steamer, very kindly took the .watch.'  in  charge temporarily, and promised  to  make  the gallant skipper "march in time" henceforth,  and especially not to keep too late'hours for his  health.    About 20 ladies were present to witness  the presentation.    The watch cost $225 in Toronto, and has the following inscription engraved  on the inside case:    "Presented to Capt. George  Hayward of the Steamer Galena, by the Inhabitants of Ainsworth, as a Mark of Respect and  Esteem." _____     ���������  tfcuick Time.  The roadbed of the Columbia & Kootenay railway may not be in condition to permit of trains  making fast time over it, but it is safe for* rapid  transit by means of a handcar. The other night  dr. LaBau was telephoned for.from Sproat. The  only way that he could obey the call was to get  a handcar and a crew willing to "pump" it. M.  J. McGrath, foreman of bridges, managed to get  a crew together, and they landed the doctor at  Sproat in just an hour and 40 minutes from the  time they left Nelson. The handcar did not go  round the sha rp curves, but took straight shoots,  thereby lessening the distance considerably.  How to Open a .lack-Pot.  Travelers on the Columbia river boats sometimes kill time by playing poker, the amount of  the   ante   ranging   all   the   way from   1   cent  to   shares  the  down  party   got   together  in the steamboat company. On  trip on Monday last a quiet little  and played cent ante.  After playing several hands a jack-pot resulted. The pot was opened by a Dominion  government official whose knowledge of the  game is as limited as his knowledge of the postal  wants of the people. He bet all the beans in  front of. him," and on being called he showed  down a jack, a 9-spot, a 5-spot, a tray, and a  deuce.        . .  Just arrived at Robson's bakery a car-load of Ogilvie  flour. To insure ready sale, it will be offered at a low  price. For sale at bakery on Bluff street and at Robson's  store on West Baker street.  Ho! for the Lardeaux!  The steam launch MIDGE will leave Ainsworth every  Wednesday morning for the Lardeaux during the summer.  T. J. DA VIES, captain.  Ainsworth; B.C., July 13th, 1891.  TENDERS   WANTED.  Tenders for the erection of an hotel and stable on Stanley street will be received by the undersigned up to Thursday next, the 23rd instant, at noon. The contractor to  supply all material except lumber, doors, and windows.  Plans and specifications can be seen at our office on West  Baker street.   Any tender not necessarily accepted.  HAMBER, THYNNE & HENSHAW.  Nelson, B. C, July 16th, 1891.  ANNUAL   MEETING.  The annual general meeting of the shareholders of the  Kootenay Lake Telephone Company, Limited, for the purpose of electing a board of directors and transacting other  business, will be held at the company's office in Nelson, B.  C, on Monday, August 3rd, 1891, at 2 o'clock p. m.  J. E. WALSH, secretary.  Nelson, B. C, July 13th, 1891.  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 marsd N. W. corn er 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. T. J. DAVIES.  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.  C. Hamber,  Notary Public,  Nelson.  A. G. Thynne,  C."G. Hensiiaw,  Vancouver  Seal Estate, Mining Brokers,  AND  Insurance Agents.  REAL   ESTATE.  4������oo������l  SSiisiiicss   Lois for Sale tliis  Week.  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 advantageously on small margin. Quotations given on all classes of  mining machinery.  Citizens of Canada, fire and accident; Equita.ble of New  York, life.   Good Companies;  Good Kates.  KELSON OFFICE, 105 WEST BAKER STBEET.  Vancouver  OfSice, :i46 Water Street.  DISSOLUTION   OF   COPARTNERSHIP.  To H. J. Edson, Nelson, B. C���������Sir: I hereby notify you  that the partnership between us in the Merchants hotel in  this place is dissolved from this day.    Yonrs, etc.,  Nelson, B. C. July 13th, 1891. JOHN SINDAR.  Witness:   Arthur G. Smith.  The undersigned accepts the above notice, and agrees  to a dissolution of the firm of Edson & Sindar, now doing  business as hotel keepers at Nelson, B. C.  Nelson, B. C, July 13th, 1891. H. J. EDSON.  ~~ NOTICE   OF   ASSIGNMENT. "~  Pursuant to the "Creditors Trust Deed Act, 1890."  Notice is hereby given that Hadley J. Edson, of the firm  of Edson & Sindar, of the town of Nelson, in the province  of British Columbia, proprietors of the Merchants hotel,  has by deed assigned all the partnership property and  effects of said firm to George A. Bigelow, merchant, of the  town of Nelson, aforesaid, for the benefit of all the creditors. The said deed was executed by said Hadley J. Edson  on the loth day of July, 1891, and by the assignee on the  same day. GEORGE A. BIGELOW, assignee.  Nelson, July 18th, 1861.

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